Wednesday, July 28, 1954

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Britt News-Tribune, The (Newspaper) - July 28, 1954, Britt, Iowa r s. VOLUME 60 Stttt SIems -Srtlmnr BRITT, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 1954 NUMBER 52 Soncrant Accepts Hamilton County Hospital Post Submits Resignation Here This Week Effective October 1 Gordon E. Soncrant, administrat- or of the Hancock County Memorial Hospital, submitted his resignation to the board of trustees Monday afternoon. His resignation came following his acceptance of a similar position at the 80-bed Hamilton County Hospital at Webster City. He will take over his new position about Oct. 1. Soncrant has been in Britt about two years, being administrator dur- ing the important days of construc- tion and organization of the new hospital in Hancock county. It opened under his supervision in July 1953. Expand 1954 Hancock County Junior Fair Bank Deposits Hit Record Total Footings Over Million On Records The seven banks operating in Hancock county had total footings in the sum of at the close of business on June 30, ac- cordng to published statements the past two weeks. This is believed to be an all time high. Total deposits listed in the state- ments of the seven banks were and the combined capital accounts of the seven fi- nancial institutions was 362.83. The First State Bank at Britt listed the largest footings with a total of followed closely by the Hancock County National at Garner with total footings in the sum of 608.34. Other banks operating in Han- cock county whose totals were in- cluded in the totals are Farmers Bank and Trust Company, Crystal Lake; Farmers State Bank, Kana- wha; First National Bank, Klem- me; State Savings Bank, Goodell, and Corwith State Bank, Corwith. Gordon E. Soncrant Board Chairman Erwin Buck said he received Soncrant's letter Monday afternoon and that his resignation would be accepted at the next meeting of the board August 9. "We would like to have had Soncrant continue as admin- istrator said Buck, "but he is a capable man and we had to ex- pect that he would be moving on to a bigger position." The Hamilton County Hospital board contacted Buck about two weeks ago before interviewing Soncrant about the position. Son- crant and the Hamilton board reached an agreement Saturday on his new nosition. A premature an- nouncement was made Thursday and Friday in the Webster City and other state papers. The announce- ment came as a surprise to his friends and others in the Britt community. Soncrant said that he has liked Britt and his work at the hospital but one of the factors in his move is an offer of about 25 percent in- crease in salary. Soncrant was selected by the Hamilton County Hospital board over a long list of other applicants. Board officials said they were unanimous in their approval. They had made an exhaustive check of other candidates located in all parts of the state. The Hancock County Soldiers' Relief Commission will hold its regular meeting at the courthouse in Garner on Monday afternoon, August 2. Claims for assistance wril be and allowed or disallowed. Start Work On Woden Project The Kenyon Construction Com- pany of Des Moines began to move equipment to Woden the past week and started on the contract for the stabilizing of four and a half miles of road from Woden north and west to the county lines of Kossuth and Winnebago. This project is to be completed by early September ac- cording to County Engineer Charles K. Paulson. The K. W. Craig Construction Company of Minneapolis, Minn., has completed about two thirds of the construction work on the nine miles of blacktop being construct- ed between Goodell and Kanawha according to County Engineer Paul- son. Daylight Theft At Service Station A daylight theft at Schrader's Standard Service netted a thief in cash sometime Monday. The money was m a large zipper purse in a small wall safe. The safe was unlocked, and some per- son familiar with the station evi- dently slipped the purse out while the station attendants were busy elsewhere, the Hancock county sheriff's office reported. Jack Schrader is proprietor at the station, between 12 The theft took place noon Monday and 6 p. m. as close as he could tell and it was not discovered until Tuesday morning. Flower Show Set For Aug. 16 The annual flower show, spon- sored by the Unity Class of the Congregational church will be held at the Britt high school on August 16. Mrs. E. E. Hunsley, chairman of the committee, announced this week. This will be the third annual show sponsored by the group. An accredited judge has been contact- ed to place the displays of flowers, table decorations and other entries. Marilyn Hughes Sells Most Tags Carol Friedow, who had charge of the "Have a Heart" tag day in Britt, Saturday, announced that Marilyn Hughes was the winner of the first place award having se- cured Herbert Plemel was entitled to second place, While having collected Vickie Ross won Nixa To Join Schoneman Co. Norb Nixa, manager of the Fullerton Lumber Co. in Britt, has accept a position with Schone- man Bros. Lumber Co. at Hawar- den. The Schoneman firm owns 11 lumber yards in South Dakota and Iowa. The headquarters of the company is at Hawarden. Nixa will be general manager in charge of the yard at Hawarden. He will start on his new position August 15 and the family will move there about Septembei 1. The Ftfllerton Co. in Britt wentj out of business recently when the buildings and real estate were sold to Mullins Hybrid Service and Woodford-Wheeler Lumber Co. purchased the lumber and building materials in stock. third prize with a total of The fourth award was merited by Dale Sundeen who turned in and fifth place went to James Er- Ickson with collections totaling Grateful thanks goes to these young people, without whom there could have been no tag day, Miss Friedow said. We are especially thankful to the public for their generosity and to the young people for giving up one of their Saturdays for this cause. By the united efforts of all the Volunteers of America will be able to give much needed assistance to many more needy lowans, she con- cluded. ANNUAL PICNIC HELD The annual picnic of the mem- bers of the Britt Fire Department and their families was held Sunday in Memorial park. Budget Hearing Monday Night The city council will hold its regular monthly meeting Monday night, July 2 and at that time will also have the hearing on the 1955 city budget. Anyone wanting more information on the budget or hav- ing objections should appear at that time. First State Of Britt Ups Capital Stock To Directors of the First State Bank of Britt this week announced that the capital stock of the bank will be increased to The increase conies following action at a stockholders meeting held July 13 at which time it was voted to increase the capital stock from Floyd Rummel, Jr., executive vice-president said this week. The legal publication of the amendments of the articles of in- corporation of the bank is being printed in the News-Tribune this week. The amendment states: The capital stock of this corporation shall be and shall be di- vided into shares of each and shall be fuM paid for." The First State Bank was start- ed in 1927 with a capital stock of The deposits shown by the bank statement in January 1928 were The capital stock was increased to in 1938 and now a 100 percent stock dividend has been is- sued to the stockholders. Deposits shown in the July 1954 statement A-ere The increase in capital shows the growth and progress of the First State Bank through the years. "The deposits have increased to a point where the stockholders deem- ed it expedient to increase the cap- ital stock of the corporation as fur- ther protection to Rummel said. The increase in capitalization is another added protection to de- positors among the several already present at the First State Bank, he pointed out and it enhances the ability of the local bank to con- tinue to give outstanding banking service to the community. Hancock Women Place Second in Vote Contest Harry Storey, IFBF legislative director, has announced the win- ning counties in the 1954 Get Out The Vote Contest which is one of the major projects of the Farm Bureau Women's Group and head- ed up by vice-chairman, Mrs. Frank Brozik. Winnebago came out on top for district two with 37.6 percent turn- ing out at the poles. Hancock was second with 32.6, Floyd 32.6, Mit- chel 25.6, Franklin 25.8, Worth The expanding Hancock County Junior Fair has called for more space for livestock. This 160 by IS ft. pole and sheet metal building has been built on the west side of the barns. Andrew Hampe of Britt (foreground) handled the con- struction. Working on the shed are Frank Wellik, William Smith, Harold Hoick, Philip Weiland and Paul Zrostlik. It was completed last Saturday. Install Memorial To Emit Nissen Woden School Tax Levy Down About 21 Mills At a recent meeting of the Board A memorial to Emil Nissen, Britt durggist who died following a car accident this spring, was in- stalled at the Hancock County Memorial Hospital Tuesday. The memorial is in the form of a new lighted sign over the en- tiancc of the hospital. The sign is 18 ft. 4 in. long and has 10 in. plastic letters. The red let- of Education of the Woden .stand in front of a white >endent School it was found possi- )le to lower the millage levy for he coining school year approxi- mately twenty-one mills. This means that the taxpayer will pay less than two-thirds as much for school purposes in 1954 as he did in 1953. The extremely high millage levy in 1933 was necessary because of extensive improvements and the purchase of a new bus. Ordinarily this would have been paid through a bond issue. It was handled more economically by taxes than would have been possible had it been paid by issuing oonds. The only indebtedness that the School has at the present time is about which is the balance due on the bond issue floated five years ago. This bond issue is pay- able at the rate of per year, plus interest. A hearing on the proposed The parents of Mrs Donald Varce. from Oskaloosa were visit- I ing here Sunday. 23.0, Wright 21.8, Butler 21.5, Hum- boldt 19.5, Kossuth 18 4 and Cerro Gordo 18.0. For the state as a whole 18 9 per cent of the eligible voters turned out for the 1954 primary. This is a drop of 57 percent 1952. It appears more rural cast their ballots thnn <i d in ban people as in all cases, voting is predomi- nately rural counties was hijchet than in those counties haiing, large urban population budget will be held at the Woden high school Thursday evening, August 12 at p. m. at which time taxpayers may appear and make bjections if they so desire. WILMA JOHNSON- WINNER IN CONTEST Miss Wrlma Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Johnson, of Britt, auditioned to enter the Venita Rich television talent con- test. Out of 300 people who en- tered the contest, Miss Johnson was one of 20 to be chosen in the con- test. As the result she will sing "Little Things Mean a at the Xorth Iowa Fair at Mason City, Sunday, August 15 Miss Jams Bartik will be her accompanist seamless plastic background that contains four fluorescent tubes. The new sign was lighted for the first time Tuesday night and it does much to attract attention to the new hospital at night. A lighted sign at the hospital had been suggested and Emil Nis- sen was the first to make a con- tribution to a fund for the pur- chase. He had given about be- fore his death. The Women's- Auxiliary of the hospital took over the fund follow- ing his death and the Nissen fam- ily continued to sponsor the proj- ect. They have agreed to make up the difference between the cost of the sign and the total in the fund. The coil of the sign and instal- lation will be about and Mrs. Frank Senneff of the Auxiliary said that there is about in the fund. Anyone wishing to make a contribution can do so by contact- ing the Auxiliary or the hospital. WILL RAIL IN AUGUST TO VISIT IN GERMANY Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Hinz, who live five miles north of Britt will leave August 6 via train for New York where they plan to spend a day wtb Mr. and Mrs. Hans Eg- gert prior to boarding the ship M. S Gnpsholm to go abroad to visit relatives in Germany three months. Mr. Hmz's mother visited in America three years ago and was here fourteen months. It has been 31 ycais since Mr. Hinx. came to America and 26 years for Mrs. Hinr. since their leaving Germany. This will be the first visit back to their homeland for both of them Comiftend V.F.W. For Program With Inductees The Britt V. F. W. Post and its Auxiliary have been commended by the Iowa headquarters of Selec- tive Service for the program which they carry out in sending inductees to report. Following is a letter sent to Record Number Take Swimming Lessons Commander Kenneth Hoick recog- nizing the worthwhile project. Dear Commander Hoick: I am informed that your Post and Auxiliary have for the past three years put on a going away party for Hancock county inductees prior to their departure for induc- tion into the armed forces. In ad- dition to lunch served by your Auxiliary to the inductees, their families and friends, I am inform- ed that each young man is pre- sented with cigarettes and candy bars. This recognition has contri materially to the morale of the young men leaving for active military service. Your Post is to be commended for this endeavor, which, I am sure, is appreciated by all concerned. Too frequently, the selectees receive no recognition from the community, and their de- parture is unnoticed, except by their immediate families and close friends. They enter service to keep America strong. Please extend to the membership of your Post my genuine and sin- cere appreciation for the service they have so generously rendered, and my hope that you will find it possible to continue that service so long as conditions make it necessary that we maintain our armed forces at substantially pres- ent strengths. With all best wishes for con- tinued success in your worthwhile endeavors and the accomplishment of your current program of activi- ties, I a.m Very yours, R. A LANCASTER Colonel AGC State Director Selective Service. Clark Appears On OMVI Charge Clifford Clark was arrested July 21 on a charge of drunken drhing by Britt marshal C. L. HartzHl on the south edge of Britt. Clark appeared before Justice of the Peace L. M. Naser .'tnd was bound over to the Septembf r term Ten Additions Will Make For Bigger Show Machinery and Commercial Exhibits Added; Bigger Livestock Show Visitors at the Second Annual Hancock Co. Junior Fair August 9-10-11 will be amazed at the changes and growth that the exhi- bition has shown in one short year. Junior livestock raisers in the county will more than double some of the livestock entries and there have been other additions to the Hancock County Fair that tend to bring it up to the calibre of other county shows around Iowa. In the livestock show, which is the big interest in the boys de- partment, there has been a tre- mendous increase since the fair has been established at a permanent site. In 1953 there were 287 head of beef calves, puiebrcd beef and dairy animals. This year fair di- rectors expect 240 baby beeves, 51 dairy animals and 14 purebred beef heifers. The increase in the hog show is even more pronounced. Last year 26 litters were entered. This year there is a possibility of 65 litter entries in the swine department. The sheep show will double, from 13 to 26 entries, and there are the following entries in other de- partments: rabbits" 7, horses 13, :hickens 4. Also there are entries in the crops department: corn 6, soybeans 2, garden 1, and oats 2. With the increase in entries the fair board has had to find room for ,hem. For sheep and swine, 44 pens have been built in the drying tun- nel of the old hemp plant. The low ceiling in the tunnel was knocked out to give adequate space for pens. 10 Improvements Here are the changes that will be noted in the 1954 fair: No. 1. Increase in sheep and swine pens. No. 2. A 160x18 ft. shed has been built on the outside of the unncl for dairy and horses. No. 3. The show ring has been mlarged. No. 4. There will be a 40x100 ft. tent for commercial exhibits. No. 5. There is space for have adready reserved space. No. 6. More special premiums will be offered to livestock win- icrs. No. 7. Space will be available 'or rabbits, poultry and electricity projects. No. 8. A midway with rides has been contracted. Rides on the grounds will consist of pony ride, j rain, ferris wheel, merry-go-round and airplane ride. No. 9. Expansion of the park- ng lot with a new area south of he buildings. No. 10. The first edition of a lancock County Fair book HstinR irectors, judges, departments, premiums, etc. The fair board has been promis- ng a "Bigger and Better Fair" and hey are showing a phenomenal growth in the event this year. Re- member Monday, Tuesday" Wednes- ay, August 9, 19, to lie Fair. Other Plans Elsie VanWert, home economist nd Bob Wilson, youth assistant, eport that a loud speaker system viil be set up for the demonstra- ons and also at the livestock ring o that people can hear as well as ee what is going on. The Fair board has in its fu- ture plans a covered show ring, a girls' building and another livestock building. Hospital Receives From Estate The contribution be- to the Hancock County of the district court. The SS2.1 bond Memorial Hospital in the will of B. was posted for him. LIST TIME SOIKWLK FOR OKIVKKS TESTS The dm or- are in G.irm r ..'JO a. m. to 1 p m. No writt'-n or p. m. Rural youngsters around Britt have hern rec- in the program. Holmcn has had rej-i'-tered and of them have been coming regularly. Tin- joungest will be in kindersrarten I his fall. Here he roaches Janelle Larson. Sara llorstman. Tom K.ith> Knoble. and Linda O'Kourke in the proper Kick. s' are aft-r The fee for a dmor's lic- ren.v. instruction permit and school lie. r" is fl 00 for a <-hauff< hr h p-ii' T- 1 1 l of TIVI i tV 5 >r f ei-i r i" O I'.r. id }i -s re SJ PV1 3 G Buf f 'i --id G Wfjl'. Over 100 vounc people from Kanawha are lakmc advantace of the Here the larsre Croup of swimmers match Holmen and Janelle Morcan cue a demonstration on floating. wdenl swimmers from attendance on Th'ir- they pose for a picture have been in iv afternoon. Here -fler srettinir off the Parents at the pool and at the recrea- lion program will be held Thursdav. (.imp re on 71 nsj. P.iu] the r.imp th P.TV i' I CT' "f TW' it.- t uicM nt Wednesday ni'cM r. at Tom nt- the The from Juij July 24. JEWS PA PER I nFWSPAPFRI

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