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Mason City, Iowa
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Monday, December 28, 1964
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•leb*-6ai*rte, Meten City, la. Dec. 2t, ^m IfM N. Iowa Mental Health Center continues as leader in its field The North Iowa Mental Health Center, one of the pioneer Iowa endeavors in its field, still is a leader in the work, figures from the Iowa Mental Health Authority indicates. The ninercounty area from which its patients come is the largest geographical section of the state served by any of the 16 centers now established. The 774 who received help * here in the last fiscal year (through last June) represented more than 11 per cent of the number treated in all Iowa mental health centers. Only the- centers at Waterloo and Cedar Rapids served more individuals, and each of them barely topped 1,000 patients— 1,004 at Cedar Rapids which GOD AND COUNTRY AWARDS — The Rev. Lowell DeGarmo presents God and Country awards to five Boy Scouts at a. ceremony at Wesley Methodist Church. The boys all are members oi Troop 12, sponsored by the Wesley Methodist Men's Club. In the back row (left to right) are Mr. DeGarmo, Frank Fiala, Ken Seeger, James Marlow and, J. Hansen Fonkert. In the first row are Spencer Seeberger and Melvin Mitchell, scoutmaster. These boys started working toward the award in September 1963. serves only 'Linn County and 1, 029 at Waterloo which serves only Black Hawk and Grundy counties. Of other large population cen ters, Council Bluffs has a men tal health center so new tha comparative figures are not available, and Des Moines' cen- er, which deals only with child- sroblems, served only 651 pa- ients in the last year. The North Iowa Mental lealth Center, although one of the first centers in the state, is lot alone now in reaching those in northern sections of Iowa. It serves C e r r o Gordo, Wright, Franklin, Hancock, Kossuth, Winnebago, Worth, Mitchell and Floyd counties. To the east, m Decorah center serves Winneshiek, Howard and Allamakee counties, and Waverly's center serves Bre mer, Butler and Chickasaw patients. To the - west, patients are drawn to a Spencer center from Clay, O'Brien, Buena Vista Palo Alto and Dickinson coun ties and to a new Fort Dodge center from Webster, Calhoun Pocahontas and Humboldt coun ties. rpHERE are those who insist on living in the past -L and there are others who merely refer to the past. There is a distinct difference between the two —the latter group being composed of those who recognize the good or bad realities of today, but who love to be reminded of how things were in their childhood. Mrs. Marvin E. Austin, 924 N. Tyler, is a member in good standing of our "Remember When?" club. She was prompted to write after reading our comments on the passing of the "corner grocery" era. Mrs. Austin's letter: * ; "Your recent column struck' ner store This topic realljr hit deep in the heart of my nostalgia, for I grew up in living quarters attached to the old- fashioned 'corner store.' (It really was on a corner!) "The store still exists, but has been added to and remodeled so it now is a "corner superette,' operated by my sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Borger. "But the living quarters still are attached and the atmosphere is not unlike that of the one-room store it was in the beginning. "I was five-years-old when we moved in 1934, along with six of my 10 brothers and sisters still at home. Of course, we all had our chores to do. 1 lived there until my marriage 14 years later, so I know the corner store inside out. "My memories may not go back as far as some, but I can add a few to the ones you had. (A little math will tell you my age!) "Customers were few. We had a bell on the door to announce the arrival of a customer—so work could be carried on in the living quarters. "Many items now packaged were not then. We had a big sugar bin—sugar was brought in 100-pound bags, dumped into the bin and sold by the pound. Cookies in large bulk boxes were put into a display case with windows. (My mother still has that cookie case in her basement.) "Peanut butter was in five- pound cans and had to be stirred each time some was sold—so that the oil would fee properly mixed and that Hie peanut butter on the bottom of the can would not harden. "And, oh, the ice cream cones I've dipped (five cents for two dips!) We even sold kerosene for home heaters. We had a barrel of it in the basement and customers would bring their own containers, which were filled from the spigot. I remember this as being one job I hated because of the smell . . . and I would try to dis- pppcar if I saw a customer come in with a kerosene can. ' "We even had a delivery service of sorts. Somebody would call and ask, 'Would one of the kids bring me a few things?' Sometimes we were lucky enough to be tipped a penny or two. "When kids came in with a quarter, asked for a loaf of bread and a quart of milk and would say, 'Mama said I get to buy candy with the change!' Try that on 25-cehts today!" "This is just a part of my growing-up years in the cor- home for me!" Mrs. Austin concluded. As we said, there are those who happily refer to the past —with a full appreciation of what they have in the present. Mrs. Austin obviously is one of these. Yule leftovers A Mason City dentist was seen to emerge from, one of our department stores at five minutes before closing time on Christmas Eve. He was overheard to say, "Well, that about does it!" Cutting it pretty close, weren't you Dean? . . Gervin Green, 609 N. Washington, has a special reason for regarding Christmas Day as something significant. It was the day, back in 1931, that he was born somewhat prematurely in his grandfather's home at New Haven. Not only that, but Christmas also is the birthday of the doctor who de- ^ ei «er ar livered him and the nurse who sori City, assisted him! . . . If any of Bob Prunty's friends still are wondering why he doesn't have an hon- leasec est-to-gosh real Christmas tree ents. in his home at Charles City, there is an explanation. Bob lugged home a tall evergreen a few days before Christmas, set it up and then adorned it. It wasn't long before his young son started to break out with the hives. Said the doctor: "He's allergic to that tree." So out the tree went to Doug Williams, a pal who still hadn't obtained his. Thus it appears an artificial tree will be the order in the Prunty- house hold from this year on . . Rollie A. True pays $212 fine on weight count Rollie A. True, 96 Mission Dr., has paid a $212.80 fine in Cerro Gordo County District Court after pleading guilty- to a charge of operating a motor vehicle with weight in excess of legal limits. True, an employe of Rock Island Motor Transit Co., was arrested Dec. 14 by the highway commission. He posted $300 bond with Justice of the Peace George A. Reynolds, Plymouth, on the date of his arrest. District Judge John F. Stone, who passed sentence, set appeal bond at $250. A LOT OF SHOES Shoe manufacturing firms in the nation last year produce* more than 698.6 million pairs of footwear. Alvin S. Pfingle, 99, dies even of the 16 centers. Others are in a central Iowa cluster Deluding Des Moines, Ames, Marshtlltown and Newton. Keokuk, Burlington and Davenport 563 lowans. The northern half of Iowa has Th« total number •! patient* served in the last year was 6,835. Within the last 15 years, such centers have served 23,lave centers on the Mississippi liver, and the new Council Huffs center is in the far west. This U«v«i only Otk«loos< with a center serving anyone in a wide sweep of counties across .he southern part of the state. Serving four counties, it had only 185 patients in the year. In spite of the geographical concentration of most centers in ;he north and central parts of the state, they are available to nearly 60 per cent of Iowa's people, serving 44 of the state's counties. With the emphasis in Iowa mental health programs gradually shifting to treatment at the local level, an increasingly important role is being played by these community mental health centers. HOME ON LEAVE — Warrant Officer Candidate Kenneth Kalahar II, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kalahar, 950 6th SE, is home on leave for the holidays from Ftr Walters, Tex. He will return to Ft. Walters Jan. 2, where he will complete his pre-flight training. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in Milwaukee in September. Alvin S. Pringle, 99, retired farmer of the Oskaloosa ' area, died Saturday in a Mason City nursing home. He was the father of Mrs. Max (Aileen) Boyd, with whom he had made his home at 1125 3rd SW, since the death of his wife in 1953. Mr. Pringle, was born April 26, 1865, at Oskaloosa. He was married to Theresa Monk Oct. 2, 1899, in Oskaloosa. Surviving are his daughter, six grandchildren and 13 great- grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Feb. 5, 1953, and by a son, Ralph, and a half brother. For many years he was active in the IOOF Lodge, Rehekjihs, Modern Woodman of the World and the Grange. He was a member of the Friends Church, Quaker denomination. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Garland Chapel in Oskaloosa. Burial will be in the Bloomfield Cemetery near Oskaloosa. Visitation was held at the Patterson-James Chapel Sunday and the body was taken to Oskaloosa Monday. Roger H. Richardson dies at 75 J. R. (Jack) Dorsey, 82, veteran auctioneer, dies Boy involved in car theft still missing Mason City police and other North Iowa authorities Monday still were conducting a search for a youth they believe was involved in the theft of a car last Wednesday night. — 0 « •*— *~^«.».-u-~.. I .«, *»,The car, owned by M. P. tired Milwaukee Road conduc- Hughes, Clear Lake, was driven north of Geneva, Minn., where COMPLETES COURSE— First Lt. Jon D. Butler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Butler, Bell Motel, has completed the U.S. Air Force survival and special training course conducted by the Air Training Command at Stead Air Force Base, Nev. Lt. Butler, a navigator, is being assigned to a unit at Amarillo Air Force Base, Tex. He was commissioned in 1960 through the aviation cadet program. He was graduated from Mason City High School and attended Colorado State College. His wife, Mary, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Petroff, 23 N. Connecticut. Roger H. Richardson, 75, re- it was in an accident. The driver and a 14-year-old companion then stole another car at Steele Center and drove back to Maori City. The 14-year-old boy, who has admitted the theft, was questioned further by police during the weekend. He has been released to the custody of his par- nts. The other youth, believed to be about five years older, escaped in the second stolen car Thursday. The car, a 1949 model, was found abandoned Thursday night about a half mile east and a half mile north of Rockwell and towed to Mason City. Its owner, Lloyd Marik, Owa- tohna, picked up the car Saturday. He reported that two new tires, a mail pouch containing $14 in stamps, $6 in cash and Post Office papers were missing from the car. The Hughes car was extensive- y damaged, police said. Japanese police hurt gang groups JOKYO ' (AP) — A police drive against crime launched in 1964 has struck a severe blow at Japan's gangster organizations, Bunhei Hara, chief of metropolitan Toyko police, said. However, organized crime could not be expected to disappear in one year, he told a yearend news conference. He estimated Japan's gangs have a membership of 180,000. They control such things as dope traffic, prostitution and extortion rackets. Chief Hara said 20,000 gangsters were arrested in the Tokyo area alone this year. :or, died Sunday in a Mason City hospital. He had been a resident of Mason City 54 years and made his home at 715 N. Jefferson. Mr. Richardson was born May 12, 1889, at Spencer, son of Frank and Myrtella (Lyons) Richardson. He attended schools of Spencer. He began his employment with the Milwaukee Road in 1910 in Mason City and retired in June 1959 as conductor. For many years he was a lobbyist for the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen and Holy Family Catholic Church. Mr. Richardson was married to Miss Irene Driscoll July 15, 1914, in Charleston, 111. Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Miss Mary Richardson, Mason City; two sons, John Richardson, Natrona Heights, Pa., and James Richardson, Covina, Calif., five grandchildren, and a brother, Donald Richardson, Dallas, Tex. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Barbara Ann, in 1917 and by one brother. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Visitation at the Hogan-McKee Colonial Chapel has been set from 7 p.m. Tuesday until the time of services. Lt. Robert Hopkins serving on Okinawa First Lt. Robert S. Hopkins, son of Brig. Gen. and Mrs. Edward J. Hopkins, Omaha, has arrived with his unit at Naha Air Base, Okinawa, for a temporary duty tour. Lt. Hopkins, a F4C Phantom jet pilot, came "rom MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. His wife, Barbara, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Zerble, 1009 N. Carolina. FOOTWEAR IMPORTS Last year more than 9.4 million pairs of footwear were imported into the United States, mostly from Italy and Japan. Two-vehicle accident hurts three - Three were injured — none critically—in a two-car accident on Highway 65, 6V£ miles south of Mason City, at 8:45 a.m. Monday. Taken to Mercy Hospital by Snell's Ambulance were the drivers of both cars, Virginia Ann Nelson, 18, 701 S. Polk, and Jean Geraldine Polsdofer, 42, rural Rockwell, along with a passenger in the Nelson auto, Ann Marie Gribben, 17, 507 S. Polk. Miss Nelson, who suffered a cut forehead, was released following treatment. Miss Gribben is suffering from chest injuries, facial and head cuts. Mrs. Polsdofer has facial cuts. Both are in good condition n the hospital. The highway patrol said it is continuing to investigate the accident. Charges are pending. Officers said Mrs. Polsdofer was driving north when her car slid into the southbound lane and struck the auto driven by Miss ttelson and owned by David Funnell, Route 3, Hampton. The left fenders of the cars collided. Both vehicles remained on the highway after impact. None of the occupants were tossed from the cars. The Funnell car, a 1964 model, and the 1960 model Polsdofer machine both were listed as total loses. John R. (Jack) Dorsey, 82, auctioneer for 60 years, died Sunday in a Mason City hospital. He had lived in Mason City throughout most of his life and made his home at 833 8th SE. He was born Aug. 7, 1882, in Illinois, son of Richard and Bridget Dorsey. He attended the schools of Mitchell County be- Eore moving to the Mason City area. Surviving are nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace; one daughter; three sons; three brothers and two sisters. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and was a charter member and past president of .the Mason City Trail Riders Club. Requiem high Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Father Paul J. Maguire will be celebrant. Burial will be in the St. Joseph section of Elmwooc Cemetery. Visitation has been scheduled at the Hogan-McKee Colonia: :hapel until the time of serv .ccs. Scriptural Vigil of the Dead has been set for 8 p.m Tuesday at the chapel. Pallbearers selected are R. C Keister, L e s lie Boornhower Robert Crawford, Leo" Heiden reich, Boyd" Hodson and Keith Rozen. Survivors in good condition All four survivors of the two car accident north of Mason Citj Thursday were listed in good condition at Mercy Hospita Monday. They include Mary R Calvin, 21, St. Paul; Mrs. Ray mond Thome, Leroy Thome, 18 Fifteen years takes one back to the time when area mental lealth centers in Iowa were ittle more than dreamed of. Legislation allowing county wards of supervisors to assign County Mental Health Fund per centages to help such centers came in 1951 and 1957. Planning that led to the North Iowa .Mental Health Center here was started in the early fifties, and it was just nine years ago this month that operation really began. Growth areawide support made possible the construction of the new center facilities opened on Highway 18 west of town this year. While those in the Mason City area are largely aware of the services of a mental health center, establishment and growth of those elsewhere is resulting from increasing statewide pub lie awareness of such services The Iowa Mental Health Au thority, which has headquarters at the University of Iowa, is helping tell the mental health story. A mental health center basic ally is a psychiatric facility for the early diagnosis and treat ment of mental and emotiona illness. A center's staff also pro motes mental health education in the area, consults with com munity agencies and partici pates in research and in train ing of social workers and psy chologists. The staff at a center include; a psychiatrist who serves a, medical director, one or mor psychiatric social workers anc clinical psychologists. The centers serve people wh are emotionally disabled — fo instance, people whose prob lems have become so persistent and prolonged that they can no onger function in their jobs, schools and social environment. They m a'y exhibit signs of stress such as anxiety, uncontrollable rage or symptoms of physical illness. A child who is wantonly destructive at school, a man who fears he is becoming an alcoholic, a woman in chronic depression — all might come to a center for help. An individual may apply for an appointment at a center on his own initiative (as 30 per ent do), or he may be referred here by his physician (as anther 30 per cent are). Minis- ers, teachers, employers, rela- ives and the courts also refer persons. At a center, a social worker ompiles the history of the pa- icnt's problem and a psychol- J. R. (JACK) DORSEY gist administers tests. Both onduct counseling and psycho- herapy under supervision of the center's medical director who also diagnoses and participates n therapy. In some cases, only a few , r isits are required. In others, he patient may need to return tor treatment as often as once a week for a year. Fees are set according to ability to pay. If a patient's needs are non- medical, he may be referred to some other local agency, such as a family counseling service. If his needs are too serious for office care, he is referred to a hospital, preferably within the community. and Relyn Thome, 12, all o Charles City. Raymond Thome 40, a Charles City construction company foreman, was killec in the crash. Services were Mon day morning. HAPPY TOWN HAPPY, Tex. (VB—This Swisher County town tries to live up to its name. It is known as the "Town Without a Frown," throughout the Texas Panhandle. THIRSTY JETS Modern jet force bombers require more than 1,000 gallons of fuel per hour. L Reardon, 58, dies in Des Moines Funeral services for Lawrence A. Reardon, 58, of Granger, formerly of Mason City, will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m., in the Assumption Church at Granger. Mr. Reardon, who was employed in the mailing room of -he Des Moines Register, died Monday morning in a Des Moines hospital following'sur- gery to repair a burst aorta ivhich occurred Christmas Day at his home. His body will be at a Perry Funeral Home until the time of the funeral at Granger. '. He is survived by his wife, the former Bea Lynch of Mason City, and four children, Elizabeth, a freshman in St. Scholastica College, Atchison, Kan.; Patrick, Alice Ann and Nancy, at home. His brothers, Richard, John, Francis and Hubert, all of Mason City, and a sister, Mary, Minneapolis, also survive. Before going to the Register about 24 years ago, Mr. Reardon was employed by the Mason City Globe-Gazette. A Real Taste Treat Open Monday and Friday 8 A. M. TO 9 P. M. STORE HOI RS DA-m i. A.M. to ."> P.M. MASON CITY FURNITURE >«mth Dial (, V ;t Rites Tuesday at Garner for Clara Sage, 81 GARNER—Clara Zella Sage. 81, died Christmas Day at At lanta, Ga. Funeral services wil be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Bohn Funeral Home -with buria in Garner Concord Cemetery. Clara Zella Mollach was bor in Garner and attended school there. She also lived in low Falls for some time. She ha been making her home with a granddaughter in Atlanta. Mrs. Sage was preceded in death by her husband, Webb n 1D11 and one son, Wilfred, in 1949. She is survived by five grandchildren and several great jrandchildren. There are several nieces am nephews in North Iowa, includ ng Mrs. Roy ^ Eibey, Clear l.ake; Mrs. Frank Murphy Sheffield; Mrs. Dick Kruse anc Verncr Ford, Iowa Falls, anc Harold Ford, Eagle Grove. SAFETY AWARD LINN GROVE — A Mexican youth, Alvaro Ruiz Martinez, 22 of Monterrey, Mexico, rcceivec an Iowa Farm Safety Counci award for saving the life of hi adopted "sister," Elaine Fries daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Caro Fries, Linn Grove. Community mental health centers are being used increasingly for follow-up care of patients on convalescent leave trom state mental institutions. It is some index oi a center's value to a community in preventing mental illness that 40 per cent of the patients are children and adolescents with emotional problems or antisocial behavior. Development of a mental health center depends to a large xtent upon enthusiasm within >e communities. In the past, uch groups as the American ssociation of University Worn- n, the League of Women Voters, IB Council ot Social Agencies nd the Iowa Association for dental Health have promoted he centers. A preliminary planning committee consults with the Iowa Mental Health Authority rcgarcl- ,ng the function, standards and "vnancing of a proposed center and the details of incorporation. Finally, a board of directors is elected — persons who represent such diverse interests as the county medical society, (he county board of supervisors, schools, courts, churches, business and labor. A key figure in the growth nnd success of a center is the medial director. Usually he is a psychiatrist in private practice n the community and is able to relate the center to local physi- ians and hospitals and to state medical resources. Dr. Robert i'owell fills the position here. The budget of a center is almost entirely raised from local sources: County tax funds, community fund programs, board of education funds, gifts and fees. Each mental' health center is controlled and operated locally. The U.S. Public Health Service and the Iowa Mental Health Authority serve as consultants :o the centers and can assist in formulating policies, maintaining standards and gathering statistical data. FALCONER ' OSCEOLA—Robert Elgin, an internationally known authority on the ancient sport of falconry, gave a program in Osceola. Elgin of Des Moines has written articles and lectured on this unusual sport throughout the country. BABBITT SEZ, FOR QUALITY WIRING AND PRICE WITHIN REASON, CALL fl % BabbiU&Sherman I f n**3» Borger Grocery 940 North Tyler Dial 423-2772 STOP AND SHOP WITH US EVERY DAY AND SAVE! We Reserve The Right To Limit Quantities! Prices In This Ad In Effect Monday Through Saturday LjfiflA/ ~* ELECTRIC CO. 1423 -No. Fed. Dl»l 4ZV74K G.E. Refrigerators . . . From . . . BOOMHOWER'S 113 No. Fed. 423-2752 Established ma Now a the time to r*movo dead or undesirable- trees. Call 423-4033 It'* Fast... 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