Independence Bulletin Journal, April 29, 1955

Independence Bulletin Journal

April 29, 1955

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Independence Bulletin Journal (Newspaper) - April 29, 1955, Independence, Iowa m ulletin-Journa STATE HISTORICAL SCClETY CF IOWA CITY, IOWA County Volume 90, Number 17 Independence, Iowa, Friday, April 29, 1955 Three Sections Section A Home Show to Be Held Friday Through Sunday Vaccine to Be Given to County Students triday There was enough Salk anti-1 Mclnteer. The lollipops will be polio vaccine on hand this week to accommodate 950 Buchanan county first and second grade stu- dents in the largest mass vaccin- ation program ever to be held in the county, according to Dr. J. F. Loeck, president of the Buchanan county Medical association. The St. .John's church parlors in 'Independence have been set up for the which will take place "between 8 a. m. and noon, Friday. All first and sec- ond grade students in the coun- ty, those at Lamont and Jesup, will receive the vaccina- tion in Independence. The vaccinations at Jesup, pre- viously planned for Friday, have been postponed until Monday, due to Dr. Knipfer being called out of town. The vaccinations will be given Monday morning in the nurse's quarters at the school house, beginning at 8.45 a m. The program at Lamont will be on Friday as scheduled. The schedule for the vaccin- ations is as follows: "8 a. John's, Washing- ton-Emerson students. 9 to 10 a. m Quas- queton and Hazleton students a. students north of highway 20. 10 a. Aurora, Brandon students, and Rural stu- dents south of highway 20. 11 a. public, Lu- theran and Immaculate Concep- tion schools, and Hawthorne and Lincoln --students.. The six doctors who -win have charge of the inoculations in In- dependence are: Dr. J. F. Loeck, Dr. Nelson Hersey, Dr. James Barrett, Jr., Dr. P. J. Leehey, Dr. B. B. Sells and Dr. H. A. House- holder of Winthrop. At Jesup, Dr. R. L. Knipfer will have charge and Dr. L. A. Ford will be in charge at Lamont. A number of -voluntary nurs- es, mothers and other interest- ed persons wttt also be on hand to help with the youngsters. There is no charge for the inoc- ulation of first and second grade students and all help, in- eluding doctors and assistants will be voluntary. After the youngsters have re- ceived their vaccination at the Independence center, they will be treated to a carton of milk and a lollipop in an outer room. The milk will be purchased through the school lunch progiam and donated by the Independence donated by the Independence Junior Chamber of Commerce. All equipment and supplies will be furnished free of charge by the Buchanan county Medi- cal association and the People's hospital in Independence. The Salk anti-polio vaccine will be furnished free of charge and is to be used only on first and second grade students at this time. At a later date, when the vaccine is more plentiful, it will be available to the public to be sold by the physicians. Dr. Loeck stated that at the present time the Medical society has been urged to "confine the vaccine just to the ages most sus- -eptible- to polio." This age group :s between five and 10 years of unit of the American Legion aux John M. Young Dies In Car-Train Crash John M Young, 26, a former ol Winthrop, was Monday, April 25, in a car-train accident near Melbeta, Neb. Fun- eral services will be held at 2 rn. Friday, April 29, at the Tawcett Funeral home in Wii- ..hrop and bnrial will be in the Tremont township, cemeteiy. Mr. Young, son of Quay and Delia Jakwaj Young, was born Sept. 3, 1928. at Independence, lie graduated from Winthrop high and -from IOWA State Teachers college, in 1950. At the time of his death he was music Instructor in the schools at Melbeta and Me- Gres, Neb. He joined the armed forces in February, 1951, and was in the Second infantry division band, seivms in Korea. He was dis- charged in January, 1953. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Quay Young of Winthrop: three sisters, Mrs. Claude Catt of Independence, Mrs. Delbert Hocken and Miss Eloise Young, both of and his grandmother, Mrs. John Young of Hazleton. Prayer services were held Wed- nesday, April 27, at the Local Jaycees Pledge to Youth Center Vote to Back Community Council On New Project At the regular meeting of the Independence Junior Chamber of Commerce, held Tuesday night at the Youth Center, members voted to contribute at least to the oroposed new community center youth center in Independence The building proposed is the did Court House building located on the court house block in first ward. Rev. W. H. Kettlitz and Elmer of the Community Council, interviewed the Jaycees and ex-' plained the plans which are be-1 ing discussed for the building., Hev. Kettlitz told the group that plans are to furnish one room downstairs for a lounge, an- other for a meeting room and a room for a soda fountain. The upstairs would be furnished for a game room and dancing. The Independence city coun- cil has agreed to purchase the old court house from the Buchanan county board of supervisors for and other consideration. The building will be redecorated and new lighting and heating facilities will be in- stalled. The Community Council repre- sentatives, however, ,told the group that money will be needed to buy furnishings for -the-building Bn3 "to purchase and equip the soda fountain. Javcee members present at the meeting expressed their approval of the plan for the new commun- ity center and voted to give them the backing they could. The pledged Tuesday night was a minimum figure and will un- ioubtedly be raised when it is learned what the actual cost of the furnishings will be. Another item of business at the meeting was a contribution to -e-charter the Jaycee cub scout pack. Following the meeting, mem- bers placed six new trash cans which had previously been pur- chased and painted, on the streets Dne of the cans was placed by he city hall, one by the post of- fice, one on each bank corner and Funeral home at Scottsblulf. Neb and the body was returned "k to Winthrop Tor funeral services. wo at the intersection of Chat- ham street and highway 20. TWO OF THE NEW HOMES ui Independence are pictured above. Applications to build six horned have been made since the first of the year. The home in the top photo is one that has been completed, and the one m the bottom photo is nearmg completion. The home that is completed belongs to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Doan, and the one still in the building stages belongs to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Grover. Merchants Have Display Booths Home Show" to be held in Independence will begin Friday night at the Dreamland e fairgrounds in The show will be held Friday, Saturday and Sun- day. Twenty-nine local merchants have rented booths at the pa- vilion and will have merchan- dise on display. They are: Buchanan county play of electrical neating equip- ment. Lane Insurance on hand to explain insurance and provide a 'place to rest. Independence Garden Miniature modern home and landscaping. Gene's Electric and Carburetor engines and Jac- obin lawn mowers. State Farm Mutual Insurance on life, fire and auto insurance. Cage of per- forming mice. Will give free Road Atlas every hour. Kaye dryer refrigerator, air conditioner, dish- washer, stove, T-V set and other appliances. Oliver M. Greenley Window units, roofing samples and wall- board panels. Chapman Lumber Co. Shin- gles, different kinds of lumber car siding, panels, windows anc Rotary lo Sponsor All- Night Party The Independence Rotary club members will sponsor an all-night party for the juniors and seniors of the Independence high school, Fiiday night, May 30. The party, as in the past, will be a climax to the junior-senior prom, which will be held at the Hotel Pinicon. According to Rudy Leytee, Jr., chairman of the event, the group will be entertained following the dance at the hotel, with a movie at the Malek theater. The movie will begin at a. m. and will last until about a. m. After the movie, the group will be escorted from the theater to he Wapsipinicon golf club by members of the highway patrol, he sheriff's office and the police department. At the golf club they will be served hot chocolate and Await Meeting to Decide High School Fire Damage mill work. Brown AluminiffiL. and door Home Air-Master" _ ,x com- window The Independence school board this week was still waiting for the date to be set for a meeting of the board, insurance company adjusters and the Miller Con- struction Co. representatives at Journal on Thursday He Mid he thought the meet- ing .would be held soon and that any delay had been un- avoidable. The Independence school dis- cold pop and will enjoy dancing and other entertainment. Prizes totaling will also be given away at the golf club. At approximately a. m., the group will be escorted back to Independence for a sun-rise breakfast in the banquet room of the Hotel Pinicon. From the time the students head for the movie at a. m., until after the breakfast at a. m., the party will be supervised by Rotary club members. Purpose Of the" all-night party is to entertain (Continued On which time the fire loss at the trict had fire insurance coverage senior high school the night of Feb. 23 will be determined. The meeting was expected to be held several weeks ago but of on the high school building which was hit by fire, of unknown origin, on Feb. 23. Until the amount of damage and it was reported by the Miller loss have been determined and agreed upon by the adjusters and Co., hired to assess the fire damage and to make an analy- sis of, replacement cost, that the project is "a hard thing to get tied together." This was the report made by a Miller Co. official to the Bulletin- Annual Spring Concert of Ladies Musical Group to Be Held Tuesday The annual spring concert will ?e presented at the St. John's chool auditorium on Tuesday May 3 by members of Lhe Ladies Musical society. Var- ous numbers of the Ladies Mus- cal chorus, soloists and small groups will be featured on the jrogram. Officers of the organization, one of the oldest in Independ- ence, this week extended an to interested persons to attend the concert which will be open to the public. The pro- tram will begin at 8 p. m. Tuesday There will be no admission charge. The spring concert of the local musical group coincides with the bservancc of National Music veek which begins Sunday, May 1 nd ends May 8. The Ladies Musical society was founded in ndependcncc in 1884 and this ear is observing its 71st birth- lay. Following I" the program planned at the society's soring concert: "O Praise the Bach Palestrina "Seraphic Para- the school board, the district can not be reimbursed by the insur- ance companies. It was reported the Miller Co, has contacted a number of sub- contractors to obtain their bids on replacing the building and contents that were destroyed or damaged in the fire. The cost jof figuring the bids by various companies has required able time, the local school board' i was told recently. The fact that the walls of the building still stand al- though the interior is in shambles has made the dam- age-assessment job a most dif- ficult one, it was reported. The school board has been an- "The Rogeis xious to meet with the adjusters "Lover, Come Back to j to decide on the amount of m- Coughenour surance money due the district "Nuisery Tune with Variations" ln order that the board can go French Wilson ahead en replacement plans. Sen- Vocal Robeit high students now are hous- on. Miss Helen Thompson, Mrs cd m the Jefferson building, built Oonald Miller, Mis. Klotzbach, Mrs. John binatipn Eagle sun sash and louvred 'windows Miner Implement erators and freezers. Elm Park Plumbing, Heating and au- tomatic washer and dryer, water softener, Meyers water system Century furnaces. West Side Lumber ing, plywood display, combination door, Crestline window unit, un painted furniture. Orris Gas and Appliance- Floor and wall covering, counter- top material, built-in oven, Pella door, water softeners. Rock Island Mill Works- Building material. VanEtten Plumbing and Heat- oil furnace, Moncrief gas furnace unit and conversion oil unit. N. B. col- or system, glass display, asphalt tile. Sewage Plant Improvement at Institute Set tow Bidder on Project Is the Welden Bros. Co. "First Debussy "Dance Samt-Saens i "Double piano Barger j Frank, Mrs. Lou Luckel, Mrs i Donald Risk, Mrs J C Smith Wolfe and and gas burning furnace, gas burner, wa- ter softener. Holland bf houses and properties for sale, information on G.I. and F.H.A. loans. Coast to ap- pliances, G. E. sweeper and radio materials, roofing, insulation, siding, refrig- eiators, automatic washer and dryer, gas itove. Tabor's Hardware Youngs- town kitchen display in three colors. Building Williamson A low bid has been received from the Welden Brothers Co. for sewage treatment plant improve- ments at the Independence Mental Health institute. The Welden firm, one of six companies bidding on the sewage plant project at the local institute, submitted a total bid of Money for the plant improve- ment project previously had Ven appropriated by the state legislature. Actual approval of the low bid is expected to be made bv the legislative interim committee. Local institute authorities ex- plained that the present sewage treatment plant will be used and when the new plant is completed the modern system will be of sufficient size for the entire in- stitute sewage system. The bids on the sewage pro- icct varied from the low I S84.750 to a hich bid of Furnishing and Building Ideas The latest ideas in home build- ing and furnishings will be on dis- play this week-end at the "Home Show" to be held at Dreamland ballroom at the fairgrounds in Independence. l Hours of the show, featuring many displays and exhibits, will be Friday, April 29, from 7 to p. m.; Saturday. April 30, from 2 to p. m.; and San- day, May 1, from 2 to p. m. provided by local mer- chants will be awarded every hour at the show. Persons visiting the exhibition should register for the free prizes. In addition many exhibitors will also award prizes at their individual booths. Chuck Marshall and His Tune Toppers will provide entertain- ment each evening. Admission to the show is free. Flowers will be provided by the Independence Garden club. An information booth will be set up by the Senior Chamber of Commerce, sponsors of the show, visitors may obtain infor- mation about new home building. Purpose of the show is to create interest in a housing project in Independence, according to Ed Hart, secretary of the "Chamber. Printed programs will be furnished by the Security State bank. All families who plan to build, remodel 'or redecorate have been invited to attend' the show and see the newest .idias in building .furnishing homes. Merchants who' have rented booths and who wiir have dur- ing the show are: Dick -Brown, Buchanan county R. E. Chapman Lumber Co., Coast-to-Coast store; C. C. Cowell insurance, Davis Paint store; Dur- bin Heating. Gambles, Gates Hardware, O. M. Greenley, Holland Realtors, Iowa Public Service Co., Inde- pendence Garden club, Kaye Electric and Appliance. Lane Insurace agency, Leytze's, Lindsay Soft Water Service, Lockhart Steel Building Co., Jirn Martin, Miller Implement, N. B. Murphy. Orris Gas and Appliance, Rock Island Mill Works, Eugene Schal- lenberger, Tabor Hardware, Van Etten Plumbing and Healing, West Side Lumber Co., and Wolfe and Sheets. In addition to the booths, dis- plays will be set up outside the pavilion by Ballou Oil Co., Don Dunlap and Methcr and Johnson Ward's Hatchery has donated toward expenses of the show, Mr Hart said, but they do not plan to prepare a booth Birthday Dinner A birthday dinner that honor- ed Mrs. Ralph Kimball was ici- ved in the Kimball home by Mrs. Beldon Lemons, Mis, -lames William originally for junior high stu- Sicsscgcr. dents. Durbin Heating gas furnace. Other firms bidding weie- Leary theh. daughters and daughtet- Co, Lipport Brother, Can-others in_laWi Sunday. Those piebcnt Co Hcnkcl Co and the Mcchan- besldes Mr> and Mrs. Raiph Kim- ical Constructors I wcre: Mr and Mls, Doix The bids, wet c on the following i Roth and daughtei.( Karen Lee items for improvement of the I Qf Kansas Cityj MO-I Mr. and sewage plant Bar screen and grit Mfs E A McNutt of Cedar ii_ i_ .__ i Lindsay Automatic Water Soft-1 removal chamber; primary clan- Rgplds and Df and Mrs_ Rlcnard NQ archltcct has been hired Accompanist. Mrs Wilda the board which has decldcd -isdnn Director-Mrs. Newton 7oughenour hire an architect after mem- bers have decided what is to "Prelude in G built. Piano solo Maurice Mozart Junior Music club I softeners Will give month's supply of soft water to three winners each day. Davis Color cards and displays, gift items, will give five prizes Iowa Public Service New- fier; rock filter revamping; diges- and control house; recircula- Kimball and children, Alan, Janlc-e and Nancy. The ccnter- tJ w tion wet well, sludge beds, outside wag a blrthday cakc made piping, manholes and misccllan-j __, Mic Richdld I and decorated by Mis The letting wa.s held Apul 19 'Kimball. On Feb. 24 the board indicat- j built-in oven and table top ed it favored a plan to build a Ladies' horus Musical ML J. r. LOBCK shown above M he stored the poliomyelitis vaccine fn his refrigerator after bringing it from Des Moines last Mondty. Dr. and Mrs. Loeck were in Des Moines when the by airpltne and brought the Buchanan county supply ftome with them. Enough vaccine to inoculate MO county WM contained in carton on top of the refrigerator. solo Rita Rowland, Mozart Jun- Music club "Mv Heart at Thy Sweet Voice" -from "Samson and "The American Rich -Contmlto James Tl Vamson buildin6 and convcrt 'l a with air-conditioner. _ _i_ _ i "Wanting You'1, Rombcrg "Christopher Robi" is Saying i His Pr Edward Kleoman "Ballade in G Chopin Frank Bnm- ner "Young Prince and the Young Princess from 'Shoherazadi' and or- Ralph Reed, Mrs Newton Coughcnour "park Ralph Reed, Mrs Newton Coufthenour "Hymn To Waring choral arr. "Can't You Dance The Sea Bell "Waltz of the Tschai- (fonflnwM On Page 2) burner unit, other appliances. _ Mfther and 88 fwmg on the present Jefferson scdan> 98 4_door sedan senior high school building at least for the time-being. Legion Meet, May 2 The next regular meeting of lamp. T-V .set and rug samples Don Chief 4-door cdan and Station Wagon Leytze's Furniture store frigerator, two stoves, dinette, scct'onal with tables, rug, floor the American Legion Shechan-j Tidball Post No. 30 will be held Monday evening, May 2, at the Legion hall in Independence. New officers will be elected for the year 1955-56. W. W. Blasicr to Speak to Rotary The guest speaker at the regu- HMTv'Tvier department vice lar noon of thc Inde' wS ent with a report. Blasicr will speak to the1 INDEPENDENCE FIREMEN are shown above as they hurriedly The district conference of thcl Qn ..savjng a rainy moved a tractor away from the burning garage on the Glenn John- be held day" and how saving is neces- son farm west of Otterville Monday. The fire burned the machine shop to thc ground, causing over JZ.SoO damage. American Legion will Thursday, May 5, at Oolwcin. sary for our security. SPAPFR ;