The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota on December 27, 1958 · Page 7
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Austin, Minnesota
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JUDGE ASSAILS ADULT DRINKING 4 Youths Get Kentelh *. Mullah SfllttlltCOS lOt asized this morning that the Uw regarding consumption of Hquot in a public danCfe hall w6» applicable to adulti and It well Is to minors, i Judge McMillan noted that 13 ^j minors have been apprehended at ^ f«* Ballroom *«•* thus far fof Consuming liquor tefte8< | to g$ <j t y. mpW( jai, i» but renflnded the public that Municipal Court today. Another Terp Drinking Pour Ostge, towt youth* charg- the same law is applicable to Owf « fllf<>ld flnwnpson, , adults a« well and that so call- 19 chaf| ed With bring drunk, to* "SL WB ? "u" 1 ^ 1 ' , , felted $10 ball. * 1 " rlhodd «* 1» "1- Luck Rides With 8 as Car Rolls Austin School Tax Rate at 132.65 Mi I Is OR. 0, H. HEGGF. Dr. O.H. Hegge, at 87 Continues to Study .After 65 years as a practicing physician in Austin Dr. 0. H. Hegge sums up his experience In these words: ''Contrary to what many people 'nowadays believe, work is a blessing, not a curse and man never stops being a student." At 07, Dr. Hegge remains a faithful student. Every weekday a taxi picks up the stocky Norwe- '«J an at his home and takes him to his office on Main and Water .streets. Secretary Reads to Him There, his secretary reads him articles from the latest medical journals and takes care of his correspondence. With his eyesight fading, he would have a^good excuse to stop learning, but "he cannot separate himself from the habits of his life and the core of his philosophy. "Like U. S. Supreme Court Justice Brandeis in his later years," he says, "I stay in the mainstream of thought with the help of younger eyes." Dr. Hegge is in virtual retire- Fish Escapes and Newsman /Misses Photo ment now, but not because he finds work a burden. Can't Do Best Now "My eyesight and hearing and other infirmities of age keep me from doing my best," he says, "so I am through practicing medicine and serving on boards." His philosophy has worked to wood avenue, then •'known as North Main street. The two doctors found no hospital facillties | in Austin and so established one "themselves — a two- nurse, 10 - patient place at the site now occupied by Home Federal Savings and Loan Assn. This hospital had its limitations in size and facilities with food for boarding patients brought in from a nearby restaurant. Bought Lansing Avenue Site With the town growing and more hospital facilities needed, the brothers in 1897 bought five lots on Lansing avenue'and with organization help from 10 Lutheran ministers in the Austin area built the forerunner of St. Olaf Hospital, At that time the hospital had beds for 25 patients — now after four expansions, the hospital can handle 200 adult patients and 25 babies with ease. Dr. 0. H. Hegge eventually married Stella L. Johnson, daughter of Seymour Johnson, one of Austin's earliest settlers. She died in 1944. In 1904 Dr. Hegge organized the Mower County Medical Society with Dr. Willis Cobb, Lyle, becoming the first president and Dr. C. A. Hegge as the first secretary. The busy doctor in early years became associated with the Citi- advantage for Austin, where he has remained the past 65 years. Built Original Hospital He built the original St. Olaf Hospital, was active in the direction of what is now the Austin State Bank and Austin Savings and Loan Assn., founded the Mower County Medical Society and was active in the campaign to rebuild St. Olaf Lutheran Church after the 1928 tornado. "I wanted to become a physician ever since I can remember," Dr. Hegge mused, slipping into a definite Scandinavian accent. In Norway the young Hegge attended Aars and Voos colleges, Oslo, and two days after he came to Minneapolis he enrolled at the University of Minnesota. Transferred to Illinois Because the university's department of medicine was limited al that time, Hegge transferred to the University of Illinois medica school in Chicago. He got his MD hi the Spring of 1893 and after attending the Chicago World's Fair, he began an internship at Bethesda Hospital St. Paul. After his internship he took the Minnesota State Board and by Dec. 15 he and his half-brother, Dr. C. A. Hegge opened offices in Auslin. Austin at that time was a western prairie town of 3,500 people with unpaved streets, wooden sidewalks, no telephones and kerosene lamps at every other street corner. One-Third of MD'* The Hegge brothers rented office space in back of the C. A. Pooler drug store and became one- third of Austin's medical profession. Dr. Hegge recalls four other doctors in Austin at that-time, Dr. A. W. Allen, a Dr. Gibson, Dr. C. A. Johnson, great uncle of Pr. R, H. Johnson, Austin optometrist, and a Dr. MacDonald. The Hegge brothers boarded at the Ed Dalager home on Ken- zens Bank of Austin which later >ecame Farmers and Merchants State Bank and is now Austin State Bank. He resigned from the board of directors of the bank only a few weeks ago. He also was associated with Austin Savings and Loan Assn. BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) - It was the opportune moment. Mrs. David Emery had just pulled a 4'/6 pound walleye from Pelican Lake when up walked Bruce Nel son, Brainerd Daily Dispatch photographer, looking for an ice fishing picture. , Nelson focused his camera and then directed the Brainerd woman to hold up the fish in an appropriate pose. The walleye gave a flip, fel from the hook and into the hole and swam away. It was the only fish Mrs. Emery and two companions caught, Nel son retreated to shore. No picture Olmsted Courthouse to Close Saturdays Despite opposition by a majo rity of the county commissioners offices at the Olmsted County Courthouse will close Saturday beginning Jan. 3, it was reported to THE HERALD today. Office holders earlier this month asked the Olmsted board for authority to close Saturdays, but failing to get the commissioners' support decided to close their offices on their own authority. • Commissioners and officeholders in Mower County are under the impression that only the State Legislature has authority to close L , feited $10 ball. .1 , u, not to art. Appearing with their parents m •ctive in this case and should the llquw consumption counts apply to adults as well as win. wwe Raymond J. Powtt, SO! ors," the judge sa d. He added Qtoria M ingbrltson, lt\ Kartn K. he hoped that enforcement of Kindschuh, 18, and Gary 1. BOur- the law is based on the legal cn ardt 19 principle of equality to all. Algo ' appearing in court today on a liquor charge at the Terp Ballroom Friday was Paul L. Winkels, 19, Adams. He was sentenced to 80 days, suspended on con* dition of good behavior. Thirteen youths have been apprehended in the past tw6 weeks under a^crackdown on drinking by minors. Faces Hearing in Breaking of Jaw. Melvin Osterkamp, 28, Albert Lea, today requested a preliminary hearing in Municipal Court on a charge of second degree asault growing out of a fracas early Wednesday in the Turf Bar. Osterkamp allegedly attacked Jay E. Gannon, 707 Rochford in the washroom of the Turf bar about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday. Police were called, but Gannon said his injuries were not extensive and he would not sign a complaint. Gannon later reported to his physician and reportedly suffered a double fracture of the jaw. A second degree assault complaint has since been filed with apre- liminary heading on the charge set for 9 a.m. Wednesday. Vandals Continue to Steal Decorations School tax rates raftgfiif frtstfl 92.27 mllli for Dist. 494, Elkton, to 182.65 mills for Dist. 492, Austin, were Announced by County Auditor Graham Uzllk this morn- Ing. The mill rate is the amount of property tax paid for each $1,000 of assessed evaluation. Thus Austin taxpayers pay $132.65 .proper ty taxes for each $1,000 assessed evaluation. The tax rates are on property not entitled to the 23. mill agricultural exemption. The high Austin rate was fol lowed by a 126.57-mill rate for Dist. 497, Lyle; 114.30 mills, Disf 493, Browrisdale; 114.10 mills, Dist 495, Grand Meadow; 11217 mills Dist. 491, Adams; 110.40 mills, Dist 756, Blooming Prairie; 108,10 mills Dist. 634, Stewartville; 97.54 mills Dist. 498, Rose Creek; 94.86, Dist 499, LeRoy; 94.80 mills, Dist. 203 Hayfield; 93 mills, Dist. 237, Spring Valley, and 92.27 mills, Dist. 494 Elkton. Clint Walker to Go, Back on 'Cheyenne' HOLLYWOOD (AP) - Warner Bros., admitting it has been deluged with protest fan mail, has ended the suspension' bf Clirit, Walker, who created television's "Cheyenne." Walker was suspended eight months ago in a money dispute.: Ty Hardin has been subbing for him on the popular ABC-TV program. _ '; Hardin will continue playing the role of BrOnco Layne, alternating with Walker, sources ,)^id..;;; r ,^: v y. Terms of Walkers n«$ <j«(tract~ „ 1 J! 1 1 ' •••'•>•"' >«*<.- EIGHT PASSENGERS — There were eight passengers, all under 18 in this car when it flipped and only two suffered injuries. Among those who got out UNDER NEW RATES unhurt were Merle Lester, Dobbins Crest, Austin Rt. 5, the driver. The car overturned between Austin and Oakland. Home Gas to Cost 14 Cents a Day More During Coldest Months courthouses. Department Called to 2 Minor Fires Vandals continued to steal Christmas decorations in the Austin area, police reported today. Mrs. Alvin Anderson, 709 Garfield, told police 25 Christmas lights were taken from her home Friday night. The home of Arthur L. Lundquist, 801 Lincoln, was hit for the second time last night with 15 bulbs and a 50-foot extension cord taken. On Dec. 23 vandals stole five bulbs and a string of lights at the home. A hike in the gas rate approved Tuesday by the Austin Utilities Board will cost the average user a little over 14 cents a day more for, January and February but less than a cent a day during summer months. The heavy January and February.'winter bills on a further reakdown will cost a little over half cent an hour more under rate. and served as director, vice pres- ed by wax in a vaporizer of a fur Firemen were called out for two minor fires this morning, one caus- ident, and for 15 years as president of this institution. After the 1928 tornado which aadly damaged St. Olai Lutheran Church, Dr. Hegge served as chairman of the finance and build- Ing committee which rebuilt on the old site. Practiced 65 Years Dr. Hegge practiced for 65 years in Austin — 38 of these years with his brother and for some time with his son, the late Dr. Rolf Hegge. Dr. C. A. Hegge moved to Texas and Dr. Rolf Hegge died as the result of muscular dystrophy in 1955. Not only does Dr. H^gge continue to study in his field, but he keeps up with world events, consistent with h i s philosophy of "man never ceasing to be a student." Dr. Grise Suffers Severe Heart Attack nace and the other by a faulty cord. The furnace trouble was at 8:20 a.m. at the home of Ray Goodew, 400 Garfield. The other, at 11:18 a.m. was caused by a short, circuit in an electric cord on an ron in an apartment at 711 Lansing owned by Hubert Cook. •Holger Larson Wins Lighting Contest LE ROY, Minn. — Holger Larson won the LeRoy Commercial Club's Christmas lighting contest this year. First prize was $25. Runner-up was Joseph Jacobson, $15, and third, Dean Hamlin, $10. Larson lives in LeRoy and the other winners are members of the rural community. Judges were Elmer Me Roberts, Elmer Kling Hutchins. and Mrs. Douglas Dr. W. B. Grise, 73, 600 S. Kenwood, suffered a heart attack this morning and was reported seriously ill at St. 5 Olaf Hospital. He was taken to the hospital at 9:5b a.m. by Austin Ambulance service and given emergency oxygen. No Hard Feelings After Sentencing PORTLAND, Maine (AP)-U.S District Court Judge Edward T. Gignoux last September sentenced Karol Van Collins to five years for an $80,000 York Harbor jewel theft. The judge disclosed Friday he got a Christmas card from Van Collins which said "No hard feelings — honest." Complete Down Alien Address Cords Available at PO Address report cards for' Mow> er County aliens will be available at the Austin Post Office Jan. 2, Postmaster Elmer Requa said this morning. , Federal law requires every alien residing in the United States on Jan. 1 of each year to file an address card with the commissioner of naturalization and immigration by the end of January. All U. S. Post Offices will distribute and collect these cards. Telephone' Student Wins Electric Train RICEVILLE, Iowa — It was a very merry Christmas for Philip Affeldt 9. Philip won the electric train awarded in the Riceville Merchants Assn. drawing. Philip, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Af- 'eldt, went through the second grade by telephone, when confined a bed with Legg-Ourthes, a blood vessel disease of the hip. socket. He was in a wheel chair in the first grade and in 1957, doctors said he could go back to school like other children. were not disclosed. New Way to Tighten Woven Wire Fence When you build a • permanent line fence, bore holes through the end posts. Fasten a foot or more of link chain to the end of each wire and pull it part way thrugh the holes in the post. Put a bolt through the chain to hold the wire tight ly. Do not pound staples on 'the other posts all the way in. When the fence gets slack, just pull the chain a little farther through the end post and put the bolt through another link in the chain to hold the wire tightly again. GLEN GARDNER, N. J. Wl — Here's how thorough T. Herbert Hand is: When he made a model of an early American room measuring 18 by 24 inches and complete with hand, carved colonial furniture lie blackened the wall of the stone fireplace for realism. GIFTS STOLEN HONOLULU (AP) — Police, in vestigating a burglary call fron the home of industrialist Henry Winner of the doll was Phylis Butters. • 30,000 cubic feet of gas in Jan-1 uary and about the same in February. This costs $18.36 a month under the old rate, according to a survey of the gas situation compiled by Secretary William Dunlap and Supt. Harold Lamon. That same gas will cost $22.t>5 for each month under the new rate, an increase of $4.29. In March the increase will aver{age $2.49 or $15.65 for the aver- TJhe average Austin home uses I age user, an increase from $13.15, W SAT., DEC. 27, 1958 PAGE 7 Husband of Austin Woman Gets Ohio Safety Position COLUMBUS, Ohio (Special) — Gov.-elect Michael V. DiSalle has appointed Grant Keys, mayor of Elyria, to the cabinet post of director of highway safety. The appointment is the first to be made to a cabinet post. 2 Minor Collisions Reported on Streets Two minor collisions were reported by police today. 1:27 p.m. Friday, St. Paul near Bridge, Ruth Carr, 103 Southwood Road, $25; Marion Ankeny Mentz, 2203 Bryan, none. 7 a.m. Friday, St. Paul and Courtland, Sharon Tverberg, 1607 W. Oakland, $15; Paul Giiin, 1308 Ellis, $15. Riceville Group Off to Rose Bowl RICEVILLE, Iowa — It's off to the land of roses and the Rose Bowl game'for Cliff Pearce, Mer lyn Vote, Dale Lenth and M. E Messersmith, Riceville business men. They left this morning and Keys' primary duties will be o devise ways to reduce highway ccidents. Under his leadership, Slyria has won nine awards for lighway safety. He is married and the father of ix sons and three daughters. His wife is the former Mary Catherine Meany, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Meany, of rural Austin, Minn. Mrs. Keys is a graduate registered nurse of St. Marys Hospital, Rochester. She met her hus QUESTION YOUTH — 16 year-old Leonard Griese, 207 j w m be gone one week. S, Main, is questioned at the fatality scene by Deputies Everett Norman, left and C. LOST CHILDREN FOUND DENISON, lorfa Wl - Three band while both were in the armec services. He was her patient. In April the additional cost will be $1.59 and in May, 69 cents. For June, „ July, August and September natural gas will cost an average of 21 cents more a month. In October it will jump to cents more, in November to $2,49 and in December to $3.39, re suiting in bills of $8.65, $15.65 and $19.15, respectively. Total increase for the next year will be $19.08 for the average us er, Lamon and Dunlap said. Un der the old rate, the average yearly bill was $126.72; under the new rate effective in January it will be $145.80. The rates were also adjusted upwards for the 25 larger ^ who will pay 75 cents a'thou- and cubic feet for the first 10,000; 54 cents for the next 40,000; 32 cents for the next ! 000 and 31 cents a thousand feet in excess of 950,000. The new rate will yield an esti mated additional $159,980.09 to off set the new rates charged by Northern Natural of Omaha, boajrc officials said. The second rate increase in th last 24 years, the 1959 hike wi still fall short of the estimate< $275,414.45 needed to insure a fal return in the gas department a well as provide for the eight per cent of gross turned over yearly to the general fund. The Utilities Dept. however may get some rebates since the newer rates have not as yet been ap- Injuries of 2 Not Serious;! Others Escape tady Luck was the ninth pW enger in a two-door sedan occupied by eight teenagers Frtd» night when the car went into; ft uncontrollable skid and overling- ed. . <g * For only two of the youths Ware njured and they are 1ft sa&IIMc' tory condition at St. Olaf Hd«pt< tal. The other six were striken up, but did not require medical aid. Hospitalized are Sydne ifabi. deau, 18, 602 Preeborn, and §etty Mix, 17, 304 N. Division, f he(* injuries were minor. Those who escaped unharmed were Merle Lester, IB, Dobblfla Crest, Austin Rt. 8, driver of fite car; and Jean Lund, 10, 800 W. Oakland; Art Cain, Ramsey Park, Austin Rt. lj Terry Bates, Tty W, Oakland; Barbara Hardy, and lion* nie Johnson, passengers. Addresses of Barbara and Ronnie were 1 not reported. ' I The group had left The Tower bout 11 p.m. and were westbound n Highway 16, about five miles rom Austin, when the car skid- ed on an icy stretch of highway heltered by a grove along the outh side. The car skidded and then ov*r- urned, facing east, in the north ditch. The accident happened about 1:15 p.m. 4 The State Highway Patrol is fa- estigating the accident. '•• 33 Persons Die of ,' Mishaps in Canada TORONTO (AP) —TWrty-thrife persons have died accidentally;,4n Canada during the Christmas hoi- days up to 6 a.m. today, according to a survey by the Canadian 'ress. • .•'•'".")« ' Of these, 23 were traffic deaths, 3 by fire, 1 by drowning'aijd»« miscellaneous fatalities. '; The survey started at noon Wednesday and ends at midnight Sunday. £ 8 BISHOPS CONSECRATED* VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pdjpe John XXIII today consecrated eight bishops, including Vatican Secretary of State Domenjco Cardinal Tardinl. - SHERIFFS ASK BOOST DES MOINES, Iowa MB — The Iowa Sheriffs Assn. is .going to urge the 1959 Legislature to increase car mileage fees and. pri- oner feeding allowances. proved by the Federal Power Commission. Surgery Remains Only Sure Method of Curing Cataract H. Haltenson. Killed about | youngsters who' wandered away 2:30 p. m. Friday near the 'from their home here Friday night old Woodson School was Al- \ were found early Saturday walk- bert Kreinbring, 75, 1414 ing along a road about five miles Dunlap. from their home. 19th Century Stable Is Now a Church By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D.i (Written for NEA Service) A few people like to rush into having surgery at t h e slightest provocation. They seem to enjoy the attendtion under such circumstances they receive from doctors, nurses, family and friends. Many more, however, resist the suggestion of an operation except under emergency conditions, even when this offers the best chances of recovery. In the latter group is a correspondent who writes: "I have a cataract on my right eye and wonder if there isn't anything to cure it except an operation." Unfortunately, there is no generally accepted medical treatment for a cataract. There are no drops or medicines which can be put in the eyes or given by mouth SPRING VALLEY, Minn.-The! Some day they plan to remodel .also an ordained minister, and stu-i° r , inje . c ; tion wh j ch most doctors dents from the North Central! eel will prevent cataract forma- J. Kaiser, reported today the theft'vice. shepherds, wise men and kings worshipped Christ in a stable 2,000 years ago. This was the first Christmas, the first adoration of the Messiah, the first Christian worship ser- of a $500 watch and hundreds of dollars worth of other gifts—from underneath the Christmas tree. And in Spring Valley, 20th Century Christians too worship in a stable — a stable remodeled into the Assemblies of God Church. The casual passerby doesn't think the stone structure on the this space into more classrooms for the growing Sunday School. The Assemblies of God congregation purchased the barn in 1948 when it outgrew its former quarters. At that time the barn was a wool warehouse, owned by Al Burnap. Burnap had purchased it Bible Institute, Minneapolis, con-1 ducted services in the quarters! which the congregation was out-; growing. j The church was organized in 1942 by the Rev. Mr. Graham of Wells, who conducted services in an of- from S. C. Lobdill who erected !fi ce building and held Sunday the barn of stone quarried on the site in 1870. The bam housed a herd of Jer tion, delay its progress or improve one which has already form' ed. This does not mean (hut such a preparation may not be discovered eventually. But up to now there U nothing of the kind which has received general medical acceptance. may be present at act is likely to be blurring of the vision. Objects such as buildings trees or mountains will start to look hazy or as if they were seen through a thin cloud. This is because the lens of the eye has become clouded and, like the lens of a camera, it must be clear to reveal a sharp picture The image recorded on the brain is like that which passes through the camera lens to the film. The sight is only slightly affected at first. The amount of clouding depends on the change in the lens of the eye. In answer to Mrs. R., a cataract is not painful. The most successful treatmen for cataract is an operation. In the past, a cataract was considered unsuitable for an operation until it had become mature, or> "ripe." Now, however, it is pos-i sible in many cases to operate! on cataracts before they have be-! come "ripe." • Of course, this Is not always ! possible. One must rely on the , advice of the eye surgeon as to , whether operation at a particular time is advlseable or not. i But the fact that it can be done' sometimes has helped many people to regain their vision in a much shorter period of time. When Since the telephone was introduced,' there have been arguments over v;ho invented it. Friends of Elisha Gray, who began his experiments in 1867, maintained that he had mada a working model several weeks before Alexander Graham Bell did. Gray applied tor a patent a few days too late. Bell was granted a patent on March 40, 1876. Gray and his auppprt- ers unsuccessfully attacked, the patent in an infringement suit before the Supreme Court.'; O Encyclopedia Britannic* School and prayer meetings in; Cataracts homes of the congregation. He !birth or jn youth( but cert ainly! properly treated the outlook for I came in 194J and the congrega- ^ they are much more common in | someone with cataracts is not bad . sey cattle and a string of trotting i tion moved into quarters near the: the mM]e and later years of life _ j at hill is a church, and unless hej norses t h e hardware merchant j stone church. leaves Highway 63 for a closer | nwned in the mh century. He look, he won't see the sign over the door. Little Change Is Noted Except for the sign, the exter- ' Usually, the reason for this ia not ; called the house and stone barn his "city property." The barn became a church under i building in June 194U The Rev. Mr. Dean was released clear. Sometimes the development | GENERAL RODRIQL'EZ DIES the institute in time to con-' of cataracts may be associated! MADRID (AP) —Gen. Rafael I duct the first services in the new with the presence of disease, such Rodriquez de Rivera, 86, a well- i . . . _. 'l n . f I. 1 1 • t'lm' as diabutes. I known Spanish soldier, died- Fi i- Ithe direction of the Rev. Allen! Pasters who followed the Rov. The first symtpom of a eatar- STABLE CHURCH —The 88-year-old stone stable is now a church. Perched on a hill in Spring Valley, the building serv- es the Assemblies of God congregation. The barn was remodeled into a church 10 years ago. nin t in 1870 when the barn sheltered . . ... The large double doors of the haymow are closed, the cupola on the roof vents the upper area and only the doors on the ground floor have been changed. Inside, the congregation transformed the barn into a church. Members added to the north side with the chancel on the main floor and classrooms in the lower level of the addition. Stalls were removed, the floor leveled, and seats installed. One of the small rooms became t h t nursery and another a storeroom. Classrooms were established in the basement. May Kemodel Old Loft And the haymow was leit unchanged, when money ran out. who supervised remodeling i Mr. Dean are the Rev. H. A. from a hospital bed in the Sistjev jKingsrinter, the Rev. C. (i. Sch Kenny Institute. He was stricken'narsberg and the Rev. Ronald with polio while working pji the " ' ""— blueprints. Continued Holding Services Snider, current pastor. The congregation serves a large area of southeastern Minnesota During this time, Mrs. Dean,!and northern Iowa. Because of Illness The DENTAL OFFICES of Dr. A. G. Patterson Will Be Closed Until Further Announcement AN INSURED SAVINGS ACCOUNT HOME FEDERAL SAVINU I LOAN ASSOCIATION N«tb Mata

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