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Bulletin-Journal, The (Newspaper) - April 27, 1962, Independence, Iowa VOLUME 97 NUMBER 17 Open House on Sunday at Mental Health Institute IOWA APRIL 27, 1962 The Independence Mental Health institute will hold open house April 29 with programs and displays make up the Dr. Selig announced open house rs Patients will act as official hosts and hostesses to the open which is held Persons from throughout the 20-county area served by the institute are expected to visit during the open The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Timothy director of the de- of psychology at college in will be speaker at a formal gram in the auditorium of the main building at p.m. At the Msgr. non will present the tric aide of the year award to Edward was named as the local aide of the year and then was named for national recognition as Following the will present a one-act depicting re- turn to their own homes from the The open from 1 to will also include tours of most areas on the institute Signs will direct and patients and will be at all tour stops to answer questions of An occupational therapy display is also Plan County-Wide Of Residents by 2 Groups Plans for a September en- of all interested chanan county residents in the Blue Cross and Blue Shield health care programs were made this week in The decision to launch a fall county-wide campaign to enroll all interested residents in the program was made by members of the Buchanan county Health Improvement association at a board meeting which followed a dinner for 110 Buchanan county The dinner was held at the Fellowship hall of the First Methodist church in the com- munity and featured talks by F. P. G. president of the Hospital Inc. of Iowa and Dr. Earl president of the Iowa Medical both of Des The two men discussed the operation of the agencies which feature prepaid health care under the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Both of the men in their talks pointed out their organizations are based on the philosophy of They cited the lic service aspects of the two plans and the low percentage of subscriber income required to administer both the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Robert trator of the People s who presided at the dinner announced that a County-wide enrollment for the two prepaid health plans would be similar to a pilot project adopted last fall in Fremont In that ty over 700 residents signed up for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield in a county-wide Mr. Garrison said that the two health organizations would sign up any person who de- sired a health plan regardless of ting health conditions or The tentative plans for the county-wide enrollment would call for monthly payments by residents which could be made through either the Health Im- provement association or county banks and bank In his talk Mr. Lattner said that there is slight hope that hospital costs will be reduced because new developments in treatment of ill and injured and new ment which saves cost He said that the Blue Cross plan has a low cost of operation and administrative expenses which last year a- mounted to five per cent of every dollar paid into the for-profit Mr. Garrison told the that the People's pital in the past year has had 15.2 per cent of its patients who have the Blue Cross in- surance with only 40 per cent of all patients admitted to the hospital having any type of prepaid health He em- the need to expand the health insurance programs to permit more residents of the regardless of age or pre-existing health con- to have a insurance On a state-wide basis 30 per cent of all lowans have signed up for the Blue Cross program and 60 per cent have some form of hospitalization ance or prepayment Other speakers at the dinner meeting included Don area mana- ger for Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Buchanan and ware W. W. man of regional manager for this area and Ken Nading of tion group Hosts at the dinner meeting of residents were members of the hospital board of After the talks there was a question and answer period and later the Health ment association board con- vened for a short SECTION A Ray Leary Fined for Assault on Cono Pastor Hot Farmers Get Into Fields in Earnest Ideal spring weather with temperatures in the was welcomed this week by chanan county High temperature for a three-day period was 84 degrees on Tuesday April 24. On Wednesday afternoon the maximum was 83 and day started out bright and warm although a change in the weather was possible according to the The temperatures this week hastened budding on trees and tulips were bursting into bloom throughout the A drying wind on several days enabled farmers to make headway on their spring Radio Speaker Dr. John tor of the ment service at the Mental Health will speak on radio April 29, 1 The Health Is will be heard over tion KOUR at Jay county extension estimated that by Thursday 90 per cent of the oats to be combined this summer had been Farmers unable to pick their beans and corn last fall because of wet fields have been busy harvesting this The yields have been from four to 10 bushels an acre on soybeans and from 50 to 65 bushels on The farmers lost around 50 per cent of their crop when it wintered over without The beans are of poor quality in general but there is still a good market for Spring plowing also has begun in nest and some farmers have been mired down in their tors in corn fields as they Following are the official weather figures as recorded st the Mental Health Institute station Date Apr. 23 Apr. 24 25 14 Low 37 38 46 THE ANNUAL PINEWOOD DERBY races for Cub Scouts was held Tuesday evening at the West Elementary school for boys in Pack 75 sponsored by Jie Lutheran Winner in the series of den and pack races was young Wesley Meacham whose sleek miniature racer nosed out the racer of The den winners are pictured here with and are Al Jim Richard Melka Patterson and Mike IN LOWER PHOTO the parents and pack leaders are shown watching one of the races in which the racers travel down a special Pack leader Bob Shonka is at right in Four Fires In One Day Independence firemen were kept moving when they answered four separate fire One fire was in an pied house owned by Mrs. Otto Fidler on Seventh avenue The fire apparently started just outside a rear door of the Fire Chief Paul Soener Mr. Soener said the exact cause of the blaze isn't Damage was largely confined to a small porch area at the rear of the Firemen answered the call to the home at a.m. At fire men we re called to put out a grass fire behind the Micro Switch The blaze was apparently started from the city Another call came at when grass caught fire on the Independence Produce Co. property along the At firemen were called to the Doris backer property along the Il- linois Central where another grass fire Firemen also were called to the city dump Tuesday ly before 5 p.m. when another grass fire broke Mr. Soener said that several times in the have been called to four fires in a single Once there were five fires in one day on Feb. 16, 1953. Mishap South of City Two cars were involved in an accident two and a half miles south of Independence on highway 150 Tuesday at A car driven by Mary Snyder of Quasqueton struck the rear of a car en by Norma I. Sauer of The Sauer car was slowing for a tractor driven by Charles when the accident Damage was about to the Sauer and about to the Snyder Raymond Leary of near Walker paid a fine of in the police court of Joseph after pleading guilty to a charge of assault and tery on the Rev. Max pastor of the Bible terian church and tendent of the Cono Christian The charge arose out of an incident last Thursday in which Mr. Leary re- attacked the Rev. Mr. Belz and struck him several knocking him down in a drainage ditch at the edge of the church The Rev. Mr. Belz last week submitted application to require security to keep the in the Thornton In the he stated that he had been threatened by Mr. and that he had reason to believe that the threat would be carried out unless the security be The application also ed the arrest of Mr. The charges against Mr. Leary were filed by County Attorney William who first filed charges of assault and battery with intent to do great bodily At the hearing Mr. reduced the charge to assault and The Rev. Mr. Belz reported THE REV. MAX BELZ in his church's bulletin day that a had attacked him at the drainage ditch and beat him the throat and ears as the minister lay in six inches of water and The Rev. Mr. Belz and Carl chairman of the county board of had been inspecting the drainage ditch at the time of the re- ported The pastor further stated in the bulletin that is all part and parcel of the un- believably vicious attacks upon the school which were made last Under the pre- text that the school's age system was a health a profane and mous campaign of and misrepresentation was launched by people who ently wanted to see Cono Christian school locked up and carried out of the The Rev. Mr. Belz further stated that the drainage tem at the school is up to or above community and that pressure upon forced the school ro raise nearly in emergency funds to install expensive A sewage pond is planned at the and the contract has been the Rev. Mr. Belz He added that work will begin as soon as the con- dition of the ground but that the contractor hat said his equipment would only sink at the present On Tuesday the Presbytery of the Upper Mid- west of the Evangelical meeting at the Cono called a press conference regarding the at- tack on the The with from Minnesota and South drafted a resolution ing action by the county At- At the several persons faculty members and students at the school testified to witnessing the at- Net Profit of Light Plant Increased in 1961 An increase of more than in net income was noted by the Independence municipal light plant in 1961. Coupling to provide the greater net profit were higher operating revenues and lower operating In reporting on light plant Robert D. Milne of said that active and ive year was experienced by the operating Mr. of Robert Milne and presented his report to trustees of the light plant and city officials at a meeting IP the council bers Monday Council Favors Vote on Water Fluoridation Issue A public referendum to be financed by other means than city money seems imminent on the subject of f of the city The Independence city cil in special session Tuesday evening voted to act in dance with the wishes of the public of Independence on f with those wishes to be determined by a The vote was 4-3 in favor of a referendum to determine whether the people want f of The three councilmen who opposed such a plan favored immediate council action to approve The placing of fluorides in water in controlled amounts is becoming increasingly com- mon as a public health Dental and medical have said dation is a safe and means of reducing tooth A group of medical and tal representatives from In- dependence attended a special meeting on fluoridation last week and attested to the ty and effectiveness of The Independence Junior Chamber of Commerce is con- ducting the program to date city and is ted to meet next week to de- cide whether the group should finance a At the council meeting Councilman Gene Joyce made a motion that was seconded by councilman James Mulder that the council take action to fluoridate the Under such a ob- would have an to be heard and voice objections before fluoridation could become Councilmen Mulder and Leon Pink voted in favor of the with councilmen Kuhny van Leonard Warren Hare and Clare Hoffman voting Mr. van Heuvelen then made a which was seconded by Hare to submit the dation proposal to a vote at no expense to the with the council to act in ance with the public's wishes as expressed in the Councilmen van Hare and Hoffman ted and the others on this ted GOP Rally Set Monday Republican candidates for office at a state and county level will be guests of honor at a to be held at the Hotel in Independence on Monday April 30. A ham or beef supper will be served at p.m. The Republican rally is being sponsored by the chanan county Central com- and the county lican Council of Republican Featured speakers at the dinner meeting will be George chairman of the state Republican Central committee and Bob executive of the state Central All candidates for state of- fice and Republican candidates for office have been invited to according to Art county Central committee Mr. Kitner was ad- vised this week by Gov. man Erbe that because of a previous commitment he will not be able to attend the dinner meeting Mr. Kitner said that state candidates planning to attend the rally here include William Nicholas of Mason candidate for governor and former lieutenant Others are expected to accept he One of the features of the meeting will be a question and answer period in which dates for office will answer questions that have been ed in prior to the meeting or will be asked by the audience at the dinner meeting that Tickets are now on sale at according to Mrs. Ernest county man of the Republican women's The tickets are available from members or from county Re- publican At the meeting councilmen also discussed several complaints of about various Complaints were heard re- garding the tying of Amish horses in the parking lot be- hind the A and P on dogs kept by Don and on junk reportedly kept by Ray No council action was taken on any of the but investigations were The council decided the city will provide trucks and men to pick up articles for disposal during Clean Up Monday and April 30 and May 1. Residents wishing to dis- pose of articles are to place them on the curb on one of those two days for removal by the The council also voted to strictly enforce an ordinance which requires junk yards to be fenced A class C beer permit was approved for the cery and a class B beer mit and cigarette permit were approved for Frank of Uncle Ray's The council voted to have the telephone in the room a- bove the library be- cause revenue received on calls was far short of costs of maintaining the The council also voted to charge sewer rental rates all because of a re- connected with sewer improvement The Milne firm annually conducts an operations sis of the Mr. Milne pointed out that increased utilization of ural gas was made possible at the plant in 1961; that the gest generating unit and improved during the produced 95.4 per cent of total output at a fuel cost of 4.1 mills per kilowatt and unit operating cost to feeders was reduced to seven mills per kilowatt The seven mills cost is lowest on record for the In- dependence less than half the cost in 1955. In 1961, a record system peak of kilowatts was established in 175 kilowatts greater than the peak load in December of 1960. Construction expenditures of the plant in 1961 totaled as compared with in Major ad- ditions were made to the distribution system to accommodate new residential developments and to improve service in previously service Mr. Milne said present plant capacity should be adequate for another year or two de- pending on effect of the new load provided by new tial Total gross energy tion of the plant during the year ended Dec. 31, 1961, was kilowatt hours as compared to kilowatt hours in 1960. The increase of kilowatt hours is four per cent Ofthe total energy 85.9 per cent was gainfully Mr. CONTINUED ON PAGE 5 Spring Show Here May 1 School Vote Here May 23 Election dates for a on two school reorganization proposals in Bu n nan county were tentatively set by the county board of The second vote on the proposed school merger plan for the Independence Com- munity school district wnl be held on May 23 and the Jesup school reorganization plan will be voted on May 10. Superintendent J. J. gensen the appeal date by school boards affected by the proposed central county reorganization plan is May 10. The Independence Community school first voted on but rejected March 1, involves Krt or all of 12 The sup reorganization proposal involves six The election date is to be set soon on the proposed mom reorganized district for Arlington and berry Point if Plans were completed this week for the second annual gram which will be held day May 1 at the Gay la ballroom in Sponsors of the Chamber of Commerce event will be over 65 business and professional men and dents of James president of the C. of C. announced Thursday that additional chairs have been obtained for the event this year so that there will be seats for sons attending the He also said that an adequate sound system will be provided for the entertainment portion of the Red comedian and radio will be featured on the evening gram which begins at p.m. There will be a free buffet gift awards ceremony and free bingo with over in merchandise zes to be Following the entertainment there will be dancing to tne orchestra of Bobby Hankins and His Blue The free bingo will begin at Red Blanchard will be featured at and at the door prizes will be The door prize will be one-half of a U. S. choice beef which will be cut and frozen to the winner's At 10 o'clock a free eon of assorted cold cut relish coffee and milk will be served to all guests Tickets for the are available from any Chamber of Com- merce Persons may ask any of the sponsoring stores or business and persons for a Only one ticket is needed for the evening The C. of C. agriculture and industrial committees with James Mulder and Glenn nard as are In charge of the second annual The program is a means of showing the appreciation of business and professional persons to customers In dW Independence trade
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