The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 14, 1967 · Page 6
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 6

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 14, 1967
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6—Algona (la.) Upper Des Moinfti Thursday, Dec. 14, 1967 Gets Award For Aiding III Person Two Damage Matters Ask Total Of $ 87,495 Here Mrs. Imogene McAtee of Algona was honored this week by her fellow workers and her company, Northwestern Bell, for her persistent efforts to aid a seriously ill person. At a coffee in her honor, Mrs. McAtee, second from the left, was awarded a citation by Northwestern Bell for her meritorious service. Out-of-town guests present were John E. Mason, Des Moines, second from the right, general traffic manager of Northwestern Bell, and R. V. Blosser of Mason City, district traffic manager. Also in the photo are John Claude, left, manager of the local office, and Monica Storr, right, chief operator here. The framed citation described the incident when a call requiring assistance was referred to Mrs. McAtee, group chief operator, then in charge of the office. Hearing feeble and indistinct calls for help on a Livermore line, Mrs. McAtee vainly tried to get an identifiable response from the caller. She then called E. J. Lindquist at Humboldt, the nearest telephone maintenance supervisor, at his home and directed him to go to Livermore to attempt to identify the caller. Continuing to attempt to converse with the caller, she heard a dog barking in the background. Sensing another solution she called the Livermore police and suggested they check the homes of elderly people and listen for a barking dog. The police did locate an elderly woman who had suffered a heart attack a minute or two before the telephone men arrived. The victim was taken to a hospital and recovered. Mr. Mason reviewed the company's citation plan to honor noteworthy acts of public service by its employees. He pointed out that the awards are not freely given, but first reviewed by a statewide committee in Des Moines, then by a company-wide, five-state board. He said only three other Iowa women had been similarly honored in this decade. Mason told the group that while not many employees participate in the drama of saving a life, "all have the responsibility of doing the best job we know how. Because the community depends on us." Mr. Blosser then read the citation and presented it to Mrs. McAtee. Sunday guests at the James Long home were Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Meyer and Wayne; Mrs. Delwood Mohring; Mrs. Mary Zimmerman, all from Charles City. The Roger Longs andDur- win of Algona were afternoon callers. The Roy Jensens spent Sunday with the James Jensens at Albert ( Lea. The Fenton Township Homemakers will meet Friday, Dec. 15, at 12:30 p. m. at the home of Neva Thompson for a Christmas luncheon. Each member will furnish a covered dish and two dozen cookies and also a gift for exchange. The Wayne Bellingers attended the funeral of George Gade in Algona Thursday. They also attended a card party Saturday evening at the Donald Frideres home in Algona. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Flaig called at the C. W. Heerdt home, Burt, Sunday evening. It was Mrs. Heerdt's birthday. Several people from the area attended the funeral of Mrs. Clara Rath at Algona Tuesday. Ornle Behrends is home after being a patient at Holy Family in Estherville. Mr. Behrends broke both wrists in a fall inside a quonset building. He has both arms in casts. A pair of large damage matters were filed in district court here Wednesday, the result of a two-car crash July 8 this year which took the life of one Algona girl and injured another. Plaintiffs in the two cases, which seek a total of $87,495.50, are Milo Durant, executor of the estate of Lynne Durant (his daughter) and Charles 0. Schaeffer, parent of Arlene M. Schaeffer. Defendants in both matters are Michael A. Asmus et al. The Durant girl died in the mishap and Miss Schaeffer sustained injuries. Both were passengers in an auto driven by one of the defendents, Jerry R. Miller, while driver of the other vehicle was Michael A. Asmus. According to the petitions, the drivers began to race on the gravel road leading north out of Bancroft. The drivers are charged with passing each other before finally colliding about a half-mile from Bancroft. Miss Durant died in the upset of the Miller vehicle, according to the petition, from injuries resulting from alleged wrongful acts of both drivers. The petitions charge Miller with being reckless and Asmus with being negligent. The Durant estate . seeks $51,085.15, alleging the deceased had a life expectancy of 48.32 years. Miss Durant was 18 at the time of the tragedy. Allegations in the Schaeffer petition are like those in the Durant matter. Miss Schaeffer, then 15, allegedly sustained severe, permanent and painful personal injuries, including severe bruises, deep abrasions, a fractured right thigh and other injuries and at present remains on crutches as a result. Her life expectancy at the time of her injury was 50.99 years and the petition asks for $36,410.35 damages. Hospital Board Votes For Air Conditioning At a meeting Dec. 5, the lay advisory board headed by Dick Everds, met with the hospital administrator, Sister M. Dolores, and reviewed various plans of modernization for St. Ann Hospital. First items of improvement to be completed within a few days, include a new light for the operating room and the latest model microscope for the laboratory department. Some relocations of departments are also noted. The record room on first floor has been relocated in order to provide for an admitting olfice. This new office affords the patient and those attending them privacy and a greater ease in the admitting pro- cedure. On the third floor, arrangements are in process to provide for a special examining room. This will be a great convenience to both patients and physicians. The main topic of discussion at the board meeting was the proposed air conditioning system. This step of modernization was featured notably in the capital funds drive this fall. Pros and cons were discussed for centralized air conditioning, versus room or window conditioning. It lias been found that hospital window air conditioners pose some rather serious problems: staph disease collecting on the coils, thus being a hazard to the patient; maintenance posing annual problems; operation noise in the room, an annoyance to the patient; cost over the years in maintenance and replacement not equating the comforts that could be achieved by central air conditioning. After thorough discussion, the committee voted in favor of centralized air conditioning for the hospital. The air conditioning will be tied in with a stand-by power unit. It is expected that in the January meeting plans will be finalized so work may proceed soon and have air conditioning in operation for the summer of 1968. A committee of the board was appointed to determine whether any local firms would have an interest in making proposals on the centralized air conditioning systems. Lone Rock To Host Santa This Saturday LONE ROCK - Santa will be in Lone Rock Saturday, Dec. 23. The Legion boys will serve pancakes and sausages from 11 a. m. to 3 p. m. at the Legion hall. A small admission will be charged. - o - CHRISTMAS DINNER A Christmas dinner was held last week at the Country Kitchen in Titonka for past and present officers of homemakers clubs. Those representing the Fenton Township Homemakers Club were Mrs. Roy Jensen, Mrs. Willis Cotton, Mrs. Harold Holmgren, Mrs. Bernard Miller, Mrs. Wilfred Radig, the latter three substitutes. Each guest had to take some Christmas article which she had made, to show and tell. - o Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Larson took Mrs. Larson's father, Walter Brandow, to Owatonna, Minn. Saturday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Frank (Mae) Brandow. Mr. and Mrs. Gene Brandow of Algona also attended the funeral. Lone Rock Girl Wins E'Ville JC Honors COMMUNITY CALENDAR •fc^Fbiin?- .- "*? <^«~*—'r^Hi—» n'lsjP OT^L* 1 5,4"^ CHERYL WEISBROD Cheryl Weisbrod, office education student from Lone Rock, was chosen November girl-of- the-month from the Estherville Junior College office education class. She was presented gifts, courtesy of Estherville firms by the class president, Karen Leitch. Georgia Voigt is coordinator of the class. Air Force Unit Has Sunday Meeting Here Algona was host last Sunday to liaison officers of the Air Force Reserve from the state of Iowa for their annual meeting. Host officer was Lt. Col. Donald Hemmingsen, AF Reserve, of Algona. THURSDAY, Dec. 14 - Past Matrons Christmas Party at Lillian Fredericksons - 2:15 p.m. Christmas carols by high school band, followed by grade operetta, "She Didn't Believe," assisted by junior and senior choruses 7:45 p.m. FRIDAY, Dec. 15 - Basketball game - Rake - here - 7 p.m. SATURDAY, Dec. 16 - Santa Claus Day - 1:30 p.m. TUESDAY, Dec. 19 - Basketball game - Armstrong - here 7 p.m. CHURCH CALENDAR GOOD HOPE METHODIST Rev. Merlin C. Davies - Pastor SATURDAY, Dec. 16-Christmas program practice-1:30p.m. SUNDAY, Dec. 17 - Sunday school - 10 a.m. Divine Worship service - 11 a.m. Algona and Good Hope MYF & IYF Christmas caroling - 5 p.m. SUNDAY, Dec. 24-Christmas program and Candlelight service - 6:45 p.m. BURT METHODIST Rev. Merlin C. Davies- Pastor SUNDAY, Dec. 17 - Divine worship services - 9 a.m. Sunday school - 10 a.m. Christmas program practice - 1:30 p.m. WEDNESDAY, Dec. 20 - Sunday school Christmas program 7:30 p.m. SUNDAY, Dec. 24 - Annual Union Christmas Eve Candlelight Service - 8:45 p.m. ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN Rev. Edwin Bishop - Pastor SUNDAY, Dec. 17 - Sunday school - 8 a.m. Divine worship service - 9 a.m. Church council meeting - 2 p.m. Walther League Social - 7 p.m. WEDNESDAY, Dec. 20-Sunday school teachers' meeting 2 p.m. Religion school & Confirmation class - 6 p.m. Advent 1 worship services - 8 p.m. Choir rehearsal - 8:45 p.m. SUNDAY, Dec. 24-Children's Christmas program - 6 p.m. BURT PRESBYTERIAN Rev. Joim Reiners - Supply pastor SATURDAY, Dec. 16-Christmas program practice- 9:30 a.m. SUNDAY, Dec. 17 - Divine worship service - 8:45 a.m. Sunday school - 9:45 a.m. WEDNESDAY, Dec. 20 - U. P.W. meets - 2:15 p.m. Hostesses - Elva Boettcher, Sarah Stewart, Celia Scott, and Helma Carlson - Devotions by Elva Boettcher. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH LONE ROCK, IOWA Rev. Albert C. Bullock, Pastor Thursday, Dec. 14 - The two afternoon U.P.W. Circles meet this week at 2:00 p.m. Lenore Circle meets with Lenore Madison. Saturday, Dec. 16-Communicants class - 8:00 a.m. Practice for Christmas program 9:00 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 17 - Morning worship - 10:00 a.m. Sunday church school - 11:00 a.m. Christmas program and worship - 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18- Adult Bible study - 8:00 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Harlan (Pete) Lacy left Wednesday to spend the winter months in their mobile home in Florida. Enroute to Florida, they plan to visit relatives. Rev. and Mrs. Merlin Davies joined other Methodist ministers of the Spencer District and their wives at a Christmas party at the home of District Supt. and Mrs. Roger Russell at Spencer Thursday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Larry Hinckley, Marion, became parents of anew son Dec. 8. The little lad, Barry Allen, arrived at St. Luke's Hospital, Cedar Rapids, and weighed 7 Ibs., 9 oz. He has a sister Cheryl Ann. Grandparents are the AlHinckleysandMr.andMrs. F. King, Winchester, Tenn. Twenty-four officers were on hand for the all-day meeting, which was held at the Veteran's Memorial Building in the Air Force Room. A Sunday luncheon was held at Van's Cafe, withGar- rigan High School athletic director Beanie Cooper the guest speaker. Air Force Academy officials represented were Major Bill Baker and Jack Braley, assistant football coach at the academy. A number of the visiting officers arrived Saturday afternoon and stayed overnight in Algona with a get-together at Charlie's, Guess Lynda Bird's wedding was run-of-the-mill. They spent $10,000 for flowers, financed the trip to Hawaii, and the poor preacher ended up on the poverty program . . . WILSON'S Jl ^^| RRAUNSCHWEIGER 49 Ib. 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