Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on January 25, 1961 · Page 12
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 12

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 25, 1961
Page 12
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« Non-denominational Chapel of Distinctive Beauty Page Four Community Memorial Hospital Edition POSTVILLE (Iowa) HERALD Wednesday, January 25, 1961 Hospital Trustees tion of Three (3) Hospital Trustees. Be It ordained by the Toun Council of the Incorporated Town of Postville, Iowa: . Section 1—There be elected at the General Town Election of Postville, Iowa, to be held March 27, 1944, three hospital trustees to hold their office respectively for two, four and six years and they shall by lot determine their respective terms. Section 2—Commencing with the election to be held in 1946 and at each general town election thereafter there shall be elected one hospital trustee for a term of six years. Section 3—All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed. Section 4 —This ordinance shall be in force and effect from and after its passage and publication as provided by law. The above Ordinance entitled Election of Hospital Trustees was authenticated this 4th day of February, 1944." C. F. Reincke, Mayor. Attest: A. C. Webster, Town Clerk. One of the most beautiful features of the new hospital is the chapel opening off the entryway. This non-denominational room and all its furnishings were donated by the H Leslie Leas Foundation of Monona. The pews and woodwork are of white oak, the wall paneling is of blended hard wood. A hand carved figure of Christ is on the wall over the altar, a project that took over six months of professional work to carve from white oak. An electric organ, in the rear of the room, not shown in this picture, provides music Photo by Lutz Studio. History Of The Old Hospital The site of the old hospital in Postville bejran with the deeding of the property to John S. Mott. father of John R. Mott. on Decern- 1 ber 15. 1866. The property was i then willed to Eimira Mott, and j son, John R. Mott and three daugh- i ters. John R. Mott became the ex-' -ecutor in 1905. The property was deeded to Charles Krumm September 2. 1912. In May 1913, Mr. Krumm deeded the .property to Dr. Arthur A. Schmidt. The original home was occupied by Dr. Schmidt and his family as living quarters and temporary quarters for patients. A wing was added in 1920 providing five single rooms downstairs and five single rooms upstairs, or 10 more patient beds. Dr. Carr, formerly of Clermont, assisted Dr. Schmidt with patients and operations. Myra Daubenber- ger was the first nurse employed. Others later included: Hattie David, Agnes David, Miss Uriell, and Hertha (Erbe) Gass. Dr. Schmidt died January 22, 1934. A corporation, Postville Com- rnunits- Hospital, was formed and the hospital property deeded to the corporation on March 6. 1934. Officers of the corporation included: R. M. Hecker. president: Louis Schutte, vice president; John L. Gregg, secretary: L. O. Beucher, treasurer. The board of trustees included: R. M. Hecker, Louis Schutte. John L. Gregg. L. L. Hill, J. T. Humphrey, C. C. Sander, Earl Abernethy. J. C. Weihe, L. O. Boucher, H. E. Roberts, and George Kohlmann. After a town election authorizing issuing of bonds in the amount of $6,000 (reduced to S4.000 due to a gift of $2,000 by H. E. Roberts) the hospital property was deeded to the Town of Postville,. November 22, 1941. The hospital management from * * FREEMAN ELECTRIC of INDEPENDENCE is pleased that it was awarded the contract to do the electrical wiring on this job — and we find the finished work as a project of which we can be very proud. * * WE INVITE YOU to see the ELECTRICAL WORK in the NEW COMMUNITY HOSPITAL. * * • Congratulations to everyone who had a part in making the Community Memorial Hospital such a wonderful reality. * * * Freeman Electric INDEPENDENCE, IOWA 1941 to 1944 was as follows: R. M. Hecker, John Gregg. Louis Schutte and L. O. Beucher, town treasurer. Mrs. Fitzgerald was superintendent to 1943; Mrs. Carrie Kellehe'r was superintendent to 1945. On February 4, 1944, the town adopted an ordinance providing for three hospital trustees. At a town election held March 27, 1944, A. L. Peterson. Louis Schutte and John L. Gregg were elected as hospital trustees. Fred J. Miller succeeded John L. Gregg on January - 1. 1947. John Kittleson succeeded Fred Miller on January 1, 1958. Paul Schutte and Leonard Casten succeeded A. L. Peterson and Louis Schutte on January 1, 1960. Mrs. Walter Dummermuth was chosen as superintendent in 1945 and still continues in that capacity. Ordinance No. 244. Following is a copy of the ordinance providing for the election of hospital trustees: Ordinance No. 244. "An Ordinance Providing for the Election at the General Town Elec- You are invited to attend open house at the hospital this Saturday and Sunday. Heads Nurse Staff Louis Schutte Member at start of the project A. L. Peterson Member at start of -the project Shown above arc the hospital trustees—the three now serving, and the tnl were serving at the time the hospital building project began. Trustees area to run the administration of the hospital and serve for six years. \ > \ • Mrs. Harold Opsand Mrs. Harold (Olga) Opsand will become the head nurse of the nursing staff of the Community Memorial Hospital. Prior to coming to Postville she served as a nurse at the West Union hospital and was administrator of the Decorah hospital for 14 years. 65 Persons To Aid In Taking- Hospital Tour A regular schedule of tours has been set up for the open house Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon and evening. There will be 65 tour guides used in showing the services offered. A definite tour schedule has been set up and guides will take groups through and explain points of interest along the way. At the end of the tour, coffee and cookies will bo served by the Hospital Auxiliary members. All persons will be asked to register on cards provided and deposit their registrations in a box designated for this purpose. Reason for the registration is to determine the number of people attending the open house. GERALD GUYER IS LAB TECHNICIAN Gerald Guyer. who has served as technician in the Postville Hospital for the past three years, will be the laboratory director of the new I Community Memorial Hospital. He will be in charge eta room, central sterile sdl units. He joined the fcs| on December 1, 194". MRS. ETHEL MEYER TO BE HEAD COOK Mrs. Ethel Meyer, wbol 17 years as cook at thf| Hospital, will continue! cook at the New Hospital Mrs. Meyer started ill pital on October 1. 1941 f preparation in the Poitrl pital is considered tops«t| pital in northeast Iowa.lT dedicated efforts of MR .I A Memorial Gift To . . . Community Memorial Hospital will serve for years and years — and be a "living" tribute to those you wish to memorialize. A MEMORIAL GIFT TO THIS HOSPITAL WILL BE A MOST WORTHWHILE TRIBUTE. Hundreds of people have given memorials to friends and relatives in the form of gifts to this community hospital, and we invite you to consider this form of paying your respects to those who have left us. You may make a memorial gift for a specific y irposa — or you may make a general memorial gift — in either case your requests will be observed and a record of your gift will be made a part of the permanent files of this hospital. A special gift to the hospital can be made by will or bequest to provide for any specified purpose of hospital use. Postville Herald POSTVILLE, IOWA We're Prou( OF THIS Fine Hospita llllllltlllllllllllllllllllllllMIII We at Louis Schutte and Sons are very proud to have been able to play a part in the furnishing of the net hospital. mitiiimniiiiutitiiiMMiitiiii In the kitchen and laundry rooms" you will see the — • SPEED QUEEN CLOTHES DRYER v • GE COMBINATION REFRIGERATOR AND FREEZER • GE FREEZER intuitu IMI ii mi • mnmiiHti! May we invite you to visit new hospital of which we are so pre to have had a part, and inspect the kitchen and laundry areas. tlltllMlliitiiiititlllllllltltMIM Our sincere congratulations to the people of the area on the complete of this project. Louis Schutte & So Largest Stock of Furniture in Northeast POSTVILLE, IOWA

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