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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  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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