The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 7, 1956 · Page 28
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jmi Mfihi/cf/ Report of Progress • » The ^/gond Ajifi Hospital Has 2,22 ^ replaced and Modeled during ,19. with Hurt, .Buffalo, Green*ion, Wesley, the year. •'-,•*-.. ; 'woodhtott ftains6 and Port- Vernfr dftd The department i .purchased HBtal of •ranging--sift quarter's Id, . _,. .__ Two new' hydranw were 1 feet u^. Transfer To General Fund • In the case of the prater department of the Algona'. Municipal Utilities, a- transfer of $8,026.64 Was made to the\General Fund'' , -", of 'the city—-representing earn-" 'rings of the department made-, .available for general Use .of the ; city. • ..'••' :;^'?:. v ; "; ".''.; ; '^ ••;• \ v There are'-Vtnree'' regular etriy : ",.'.; ployee's of the water departrnenb i; 1956 payroll amounted. to;$14jV ;; 816.00, artd the-extra labor pay- ; v .rojl came to $4,986.00. .The water';; ''•• --department paidr Iowa sales tax/ !i':-:iot the year of $1,14L83, which-: :;.'.'• *vas paid from water funds, with-^ -j'Sjrout being"assessed: against consul '- '& mer's bills.;. - :>', -; 1 ., •*>*;..-;; .' ! '' «'"i;\ Water : is ; a/common th'irtg inT i Slife, to be sure, but'we couldn't'• do without it for a. single hoUf: ft: • V. '-. and comrrton as it ris in ,pUc ' ./',^daily-life, it comes to us thrbughX ,' a i comple^ underground systeni*' v. 4 that must be observed :\attdi i4 regulated as carefully as. anyi ; : .'-.set of valuable" niachinery.' ; "vlrt£ I* Algona we< have "gocid water!" | / ,. , ., 'woodiPehtott, ftains6y and Port- Vernfr ; ujjand jdubs attending; ;,.. . -'1, . attending. . b plaiitM ....Iriiplertefit -COi, ___ ...-,—-— - 7A ± ..„•, ilemeht. A'nd 'Taylor 1 Im^Feb|i 8 a«dj22 and - Algo5^i s Feb46 and28 ;wMi "»"*••" and , St, Co., iafld Joe ,||? A _ A BS ^ At some time or other in life, all of us have occasion to know what a hospital is like, either as a patient or as a Visitor. The efficiency with which a hospital is conducted, and the care that is given a patient are features of a hospital known to all, but rarely does one know "just what takes palace" in a hospital during the course of a year, in facts and figures. . Such facts arid figures were released by Sister Mary Elheldreda, R.S.M., head of St. Ann hospital in Algona,, for publication in the Upper Des Moines "Report of Progress" edition. THey are given for the year 1955., , . Over 2,000 Patients in Year 2,222 patients received treatment at St. Ann during the year, it is shown in" Sister Eiheldreda's report. 391 little ones first saw the light of day at Si. Ann during the year— with' -the boys being greatly out-numbered by the girls. Of the total, 176 were 1 boy babies, while 215 came into the world as girls. • • ' : There: were 641 surgical .operations performed at St. Ann during 1955. The,local hospital, operated by the Sisters of Mercy, is a quite considerable, factor in the'community's economy, .aside from its-performance of lending the sick and'assist- ing new-comers entering this world. With 45 regular employees .on the staff, the 1955 payroll for St. Ann hospital came to $98,071.62. Money spent locally, for provisions and supplies to operate the hospital, came to a figure of $25,048.61. Present Indebtedness St. Ann hospital was opened here a number of years ago,' following an unsuccessful attempt tojsecure federal aid to supplant, funds raised by a county-wide campaign for funds. When this impasse was reached, the Sisters of Mercy % look up the financial responsibility for supplying the necessary additional funds to complete erection of the hospital here. At! present, the current indebtedness of St. Ann hospital is $350,000; which it is hoped can be retired over future years. ' ' , . , ... • 6—Algona (la.) Upper Des Moine/ Tuesday, February 7, 1956- Lots Of Water Used In City Last Year •^. This was art- increase; in.. 'Water pumpage ,of 21.9% ;, over the previous year, the total. Water ptuniped frOn> the wells in 1955 came to l??^ 851.000.gallons; which is a lot of water any way'you look at* ' ' '' '' Installed- New Mains. pther items: of .progress Plan4-H /Upkeep Schools ' -Eleven JCOssuth. County Implement dealers will hold special 'tractor maintenance shop-'training schools for '.427 ; 4-H club .members during February §nd ' : lylarch'. : !' :! ' -'';-'• : The special.tractor maintenanpe will be offered in a se,\s bti^j. Abviii>a *'J- ; ±** "e-*- *•«** Afc TT. w .>"-**.\^ :• t !r ""» «••' ' • in the water department's repor.rijes; of four meetings, two in for the part-year consist of tfa^ebruary.and two_in:March. All -installation of a-considerable^ ^hools-start ft 7:30 p m A hot summer, a growing use quantity of , new water mains. ! t_ T he schedule is.^s follows — of water-cooled air-conditioning,';;througho^^yarious areas ^^ig^^p^^S!. Swek C$, , and just a plain demand for more '.dty, : .New ; casi iron: . d h 12 . . water in' the community, result- installed were 1,850 ; feet of, six :x nd 2 e with Eagle, Swea-Harried ini an increase of 31,859,900 inch, 850 feet of-four inch, 1,613 J on Q r a nt and 'Seneca, clubs at- gallons of water output by the fe,et,of two -inch, 100 feet of one ;, tending. •- • : Algona Municipal .Utilities In inch, and 814 feet of three-quar-.., r j E_ Ukena Co. t " >L'akota, Feb. 1955, it was shown in a report of ter inch mains, i New water ser^'gr an( j 20 and ;March 5 and 19 the water repartrnent for the v|ces installed were thirty-six of -^jth Lakota and .Lincoln clubs year ,eriding Dec. 31, 1955, as sup-* 3 /S inch cppper, -twp of inch-' -attending. ' plied for the "Report of Pro- copper, two of inch and, a. half ^ Albert Deitering, Kemna Mo- gr.ess" by T. J (Jim Palmer) copper, and one of four inch cast tor .and Bancroft Implement Co., general utilities superintendent. iron. Twenty. water, services were F,eb. 6. and 20 .and March 5 and We have built ImaKy <>f Aldona's Wdsf oHraetive homes --smart artd ld/B# - Irt reeenf years. We wdUld fa»-mbst happy to plan with you - for* a'"dreahi House" of • your own. ' ; 'ALL TYPES of CONSTRUCTION WORK HOME; PLANNING and , BUILDING E. E. (BUD) ROBINSON Contractor-Builder Office and Cabinet Work Shop North Main Street —Algona, Iowa Phone 271 '55 NEWS REVIEW Hurt , . ." 102 enrolled for faiini ers' night school . . . Titonka vot- 'ers approve $175,000 school bond issue ... 40 families adopted and guaranteed fine Christmas . . . Community shocked by death* of Bill Barry, Jr., 36; heart attack" i$ cause ... A. A. Bishop, rail- 'aere for 22 years, died 'ify - : . Two men, Heinie Fisher and Virgil _ _ Shackelford, narrowly escape . . . Ray Kresensky, 57, former death in Missouri truck crash Algonan, died of heart attack in ... Fire destroys belongings of Des Moines. - Mr and Mrs Levi Hendren, Al« , . gona; donations of food, clothing and money insure happy Christ- OCTOBEH — Janice Gabel, ™ as for thenl • • • Bill Haggard, Swea City, chosen queen of Al- 8?, newspaperman for 63 years, Band Festivar . . . Peti- died ,'£ , A lg°n a • • • ASC signup '(Continued' From Page S) ' ^ ^^ST 1 ^ = • Two Algona ^ »v»a»^ T-1A!t-ii^, TPinVinv. n «.«1 TT;.. — II tipns out for school bond issue; ? or 195 ,° underway everywhere ,$544,000 expansion program . . . i Inn , c ?, llnty ' • • p 3 ™ 5 Slagle. 49, '-'Herb Adams became sixth mayor Whittumore school supenntend- carididate . . . Nanny Brims, 40, ent '. dled ,°, f , hear ' a ."ack after former Algonan, died of heart at- Deceiving 13 transfusions earlier *tack at Mitchell, So. Dak. •,-• • Operation Pork Lift plans Five injuries in farm accidents di . s cusseci by Farm Bureau . . . ... Father Veit, Whittemore, pre- A'e 0113 l ° se .^ Storm Lake, e nd- sented with ne\v car in celebra- lng Pre-holiday season with ti-2 tion of his 25th year as pastor of i? 11 , 1 ^ ; .,-, •, Jerome Strong, 18, St. Michael's parish . . . Mrs Mary P". • kll ]ed when car hit bridge Kleinfehn, oldest resident of the betwet -' n B °de and Livermore. county, celebrated her lOOlh birthday at Whittemore . . . Total of 17 candidates filed for city offices . . . Caroline Wernert, 94, Algona, died ... Guy Kruse, GU, •killed when thrown from tractor east of Bancroft . . . Good neighbor acts numerous all over county ... Marilyn Seller named queen of Algona's Homecoming . . . Oscar A. Anderson, 79, Algona lire chief for more than 30 years, buried . . . LuVerne's new $1275,000 community school was dedicated . . . State attorney general Dayton Countryman in town for peace officer's meeting; not much cheering noted. . . • 18 DELUXE UNijS featuring .Individually ~Corftrolleel^Heat. — ll Telephones — Carpeting — Soft Water Showers — Deliixe Accomodations ;• at Reasonable'Hates • — . . in 1955! ! SfcliffifS ;^S*| '#$••£&$$*?•& s'tp-f'frtf&'Cfiii $&. auK*.-.,; m y. .. " * ACREAGE EL On U. S. Highway 18 One Mile East of Junction 169 and 18 ALGONA, IOWA H: D. and Linda Clapsaddle Owners and Operators NOVEMBER—S. D. McDonald, chairman of county board of supervisors, 5:> years old, died of heart attack . . . Congregation of Lotts Creek Immanuel Lutheran Church raised S4.f)00 during corn festival . . . Shierk edged Charles Wagner' to become Al- yuna's mayor: 5 m w cuuricilmen also elected as 1'JOO voters went to pulls . . . L. W. Keith, 81. longtime Alyuna resident, died . Algona football team ends sea- sun with 0-7-1 marls: as lluin- bolcjt takes finale, 20-13 . . . 195fi license plates arrive . . . Mr and Mrs Will Cosgrove, Wesley and Mi and Mrs Oscar Miller, Tilonka, celebrated golden wedding anniversaries . . . Gerald Frank), Irvingtun, named coin yield contest winner . . . J. T. Exley, 61. Woodburn, killed near Lakota "death bridge" when car overturned - . . UDM "adopt a family" plan underway . . . St. Cecelia's opens with three victories, Algona hiyh with 52-51 conquest of Belmond as basketball season begins. DECEMBER — $J,500 settlement of S25.5-J4.75 damage suit brought by Mrs Jaquelfne Pif'er against city of A ( lgona and two policemen . . . S»8"ta Cluus visiting towns every week . . . 1,400 Algonan:; notified of curb and gutter and sewar assessments ... 49 districts show drop, 42 increase as county tax levy for 1956 announced . . . William Schmiel, teacher for 48 years in the Lotts Creek school, died at Watt-Mown, Wis. . . . Large school bond issues pass in Algona and our grading company likes Gerber & Buscher : i, ,. • . •-•,« Headquarters at New Office Building on Highway 18 North Edge of Algona Phone Buscher 137-J Office Phone 1225 Phone Gerber 710-R With our more than $150,000 worth of grading equipment, it takes a lot of jobs, men and servicing to keep the wheels operating successfully While many of our jobs are not in the Algona vicinity, we like to headquarter here where service and parts for our machines are eatilv accessible. Our five acres of land on Highway 18 north of Algona and our new quonset office building make it convenient for operation. During the year 1955 our contracts totalled $225,000 which kept an average of 12 men busy with a total payroll of $70,000. Our Wgowt lob during 1955 was the completion of 42 miles of farm-to-niarket road to Hardin, Butler, Breemer and Fayette counties. ».•--: -•'*-• L *^*r*V-Tf '*"'•« &*•' *'• -«V^CT' •• '*^:'' ' & ''"""'^ &** '••/' "'-''"'ft # "'•'" ''•v" 1 ? .'*••*;*.'• '•"%' '$ J /fy'.&\ ••i.-f'^^ijw.'''.^;:-'-' '-y^fft^y _ • All. TYPES CUSTOM WORK • GRUBBING • CRADIN 6 • FENCE IINI ORAOIN6 • DRAINAS6 Till WORK t CLEANING « ORA6UN6

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