Sioux Center News

March 25, 1954

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Sioux Center News (Newspaper) - March 25, 1954, Sioux Center, Iowa Section One VOLUME 63 NUMBER 5 CENTER OF SIOUX COUNTY IOWA n OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER THURSDAY MARCH 25 1954 One of our daughters has ac quired her first lifetime scar the loss of part of her left thumb She was downtown with her mother Saturday and yot her lliumh in a door and had il crush ed near the lip end She was iufte a brave little lyke svhen the doctor snipped away some of the skin and the nail and bandaged it up and she really hasnt complained about it hurting since But I know she is going to miss that part of her thumb when she grows up as there will be no nail to paint or trim It is too bad that so many young sters have to acquire their scars so early in life They seem to be unaware of hazards until an acci dent happens and they have to ac quire so many scars before they become adults and have learned to be more careful Sioux Center News Opens Big Campaign Sioux Center College Site is Final Mass Meeting Sustains Action of Board at Hull Monday Night A gathering of about 600 men of the Christian Reformed chur ches in this three state area Monday gave complete approval to the I was a little older than she is when I got my hand in a hay rope pulley and had the flesh ground off the inside of two fingers When they healed they were bent and crippled for life 1 wont say my light that d the for two bent fingers have ever been s0i Midwest Christian Junior College boards decision college at Sioux Center Following the boards announce ment of its choice for the site sev eral months ago there had been reported some dissension The ac tion of the large majority Monday however appeared to be the green to establish the handicap however as I am able to use them like any of the others But they are scarred and I would rather that they were straight I shall never forget the expres sion on my grandfathers face when I screamed and he stopped the horses that were hitched to the long hay rope that was hoist ing hay into the barn Grandpa seemed to know what had happen ed even before he saw my hand caught in the pulley In fact I be lieve he had cautioned me against touching the rope just before the accident happened I didnt listen and I got burned The lesson was painful and I will never forget it W G Koppenhaver the man who is going to conduct our big Area Development campaign is a native lowan but he seems to have spent a good deal of time in Missouri Oklahoma and Texas These campaign managers like to duck out of Iowa in the winter and then come back with the birds in the spring I dont blame them because sometimes I would like to do that too although this past winter wasnt much to duck I dont know how it happened but we got a Dutchman fof a cam paign manager Koppenhaver whom we already call may be a little rusty on his Hol land language in fact I doubt that he can talk he cant disguise his name Its as Dutch as Vanden Berg or Vos Doubtless some of you people are going to be seeing a lot of Kope in the coming weeks Hes going to remain right with us throughout the campaign and is going to give a lot of help to our contestants who will be working for the big prizes weve listed I know Koppenhaver wants to help our contestants in every way he can and thats one reason why we have him here We cant possibly devote our full time to this cam paign so the only way we could put it on was to find somebody to devote full lime to it Kope will be here until the campaign closes and the last contestant walks away with his pockets full of money There was bad news again Tues day for Americas millions of cof fee drinkers Importers are pre dicting another sharp rise in cof fee prices at the retail level They say we might be paying as much as a pound before very long My wife and I spent nearly four hours last Saturday night opening envelopes hundreds and hundreds of them that had come in during the first week of the Easter Seal Sales They contained donations in cash and by check for the Iowa Society for Crippled Children and Adults It was quite an experience that opened my eyes I saw a check for and another letter with a thin dime pasted to a note that read I have so little to give but this I give with the hope that even a dime might help in some way to make some crippled child strong again Sometimes I think we Ameri cans are becoming calloused giv ers The multiplicity of worth while causes we are asked to sup port has caused us to donate only to free us from obligation that we hardly even feel We give because we feel we have to not because we want to And yet there are a few of us who if we saw one of tual building plans in Sioux Cen ter Arnold Christians Edgerton Minn president of the board took charge of the meeting Monday Opening addresses were given by Rev Louis Bouma of Inwood and Rev S Kramer of Edgerton The colleges constitution was present ed and adopted Site Discussed The open discussion of the boards choice of a site was led by Rev H C Van Deelen of Hull and many questions were brought to light When the question of whether or not the group should go along with the boards decis ion came to a vote however the overwhelming majority sustained the action of the board The central committee for the college is completing plans now for an all out drive for funds in the third week in April They will try to contact all members of the Christian Reformed churches in the area While the name of the college has not been chosen tentatively it is being referred to as the Mid west Christian Junior College Red Cross Needs to Achieve This Years Quota The annual Red Call drive was still Cross Roll short Approval of Gas Contract Must go To Local Election Sioux Center voters will go to the polls sometime in the next few weeks to approve the towns contract with Northern Natural Gas company thus tak ing the bringing next major gas to Sioux step in Center of reaching its goal in the 1954 campaign when a report was compiled Monday by Ann De Lint executive secretary of the Sioux county chapter While some communities were still to be heard from Miss De Lint said there are still many individuals in the county who have not yet enrolled Every adult in the county is I being asked to respond and help reach the quota of As of March 22 had been reported by 10 commun ities and 17 townships People who have not yet do nated may make their contri bution at their local bank The report for Sioux county thus far is listed as follows Towns According to law the voters must approve the contract be fore the Municipality may pur chase gas The town is also required tc advertise for bids on the laying of lines in town and this will be done as soon as the engin eers have their final plans com pleted They were in town on Tuesday rechecking their plans They hope to have final plan Lets Put It in a Nutshell An Editorial For many years The Sioux Center News has led all other papers in the county With the largest list of Sioux county subscribers it has reached more kitchen any other publica tion in the county It has retained its leadership by publishing in in teresting readable form vital news and vigorous editorial matter from week to week things people want to read Its long list of subscribers and its many regular advertisers have permitted The News to move forward and expand in the face of steadily increasing competition of all sorts Leadership implies progress and we are proud of this papers record of steady growth Month after month dozens of new subscribers are added to our mailing list people who have been introduced to The News in one way or another and have ordered it to be sent regu larly to their homes We have no circulation manager no one to go from bouse to house and farm to farm soliciting subscriptions Almost every subscription has come the hard through the publi cation of a lively paper people want to read It is our promise to keep printing that kind of a paper WHY THEN A SUBSCRIPTION CAMPAIGN The answer is simple We want to speed up the addition of sub scribers to our list We want to add hundreds of new ones quickly We Offers in Cash Prizes to Contest Workers Circulation Firm to Take Full Charge of Papers Campaign One of the largest circulation campaigns ever conducted in this part of the state will get underway tomorrow for The Sioux Center News This announcement was made today by Byron W Hess editor and pubiisher who will award more than ia prizes and com missions to contestants Hess said the contest is intend Mark De Ruyter Appointed to Naval Acad at Annapolis Mark De Kuyter freshman at i ed to strengthen The News circu lation and introduce the commun itys paper to hundreds of new people in Sioux county The step was taken in keeping with the newspapers policy of maintaining pace with the drawn up sometime next week i want to expand our circulation area within the next few week inorder Direct Short Blacks Out Part of Town A direct short on a couple of power lines in the northwest part of town caused a power interruption of an hour and 15 minutes duration Wednesday afternoon for the west half oi town The failure lasted from to p m The emergency power generator at the hospital cut in immediately and provid ed electricity there although all other consumers west of Main avenue were without electricity Alton Boyden Hospers Hull Granville Ireton Maurice Nevvkirk Orange 22500 7000 13000 25825 6500 6775 H60C 3250 City 69275 Meanwhile a virtual promise of gas this year was given tc the town by the Northern Na tural Gas company The com pany is also informing the pub lic of this promise through a full page announcement on the back page of the second sec tion of The News this week Dykstra Regains Full Consciousness After 16 Days in Hospital After being unconscious near to make The News an even more efficient medium for our advertisers as well as for our readers Our Area Development campaign is designed to do just that The News has employed one of the oldest and most reliable circulation companies in the field to conduct its campaign W G Koppenhaver who represents the Edwards Circulation company of Hazelton Iowa is here to take complete charge of the campaign He is a man with ex perience in this kind of work And we are confident that he will do a commendable job of conducting our promotion WHY SUCH BIG PRIZES When we decided on our prize list for the contestants who wilt be participating in the campaign we had only one thought ia mind That was to make them big enough to deserve our contestants fullest effort The first prize of the second third and fourth prizes college students in the nation to receive a direct appointment to Annapolis the United States Nav al academy last week His appoint ment came after being recom mended by the president of the college One student in each of 20 honor colleges with a Naval reserve training program is chosen to en ter the midshipmans academy at Annapolis each year These candi dates may enter the academy if they pass rigid mentaland physi cal tests set up by the Navy Mark one of the outstanding seniors in the class of 1953 here and a basketball star on the high school team has decided to take the examinations but will make up his mind about accepting the appointment later He is enrolled in the Naval reserve training pro gram at Ames Mark is the son of Mr and Mrs George De Ruyter of Sioux Center Baby Burned on Oven Door Wednesday Kevin Mark 11monthsold son of Mr and Mrs Maurice Vande Berg Sioux Center received serious burns about the palms of his hands and the in side his arms yesterday morning when he touched a hot oven door He received medical treat ment and was returned to his home Sioux Center Townships Capel Center E Orange Floyd Holland Lincoln Lynn Nassau Plato Reading Rock Settlers Sioux Sheridan Sherman Welcome W Branch Library Board Plans Facilities Expansion At a Sioux special Center meeting of the library board 50000 S400 1850 1800 2700 3025 1800 3150 4300 4000 3000 4000 1000 2300 14300 10450 3100 2300 ly 16 days following his acci dent at the Fanners Cooperative Society elevator March 5 Rein ard Dykstra seemed to regain lull consciousness early Sunday morning He immediately asked for his wife and asked about his chil dren His attending physician Dr A L McGUvra said yes terday that the young man seems to be improving satisfac torily but will have to remain all of them will be awarded in cash at the end of the campaign Every newspaper puts part of its subscription revenue back in to subscription promotion costs Some maintain full time solicitors onn ay Others use direct mail letters premiums etc CLV Johanna Ter Wees Book is Published community and of providing an evermore effective advertising and news medium Despite the papers already strong circulation in the county Hess said he felt there were hun dreds of people on the fringe areas who have never had an op portunity to receive the paper from week to week and become ac quainted with its many services to its readers The campaign will open tomor row March 26 and will continue through the next five weeks First prize will be in cash Winner of the second prize will be awarded in cash Third prize is and fourth S100 Every contestant entering the contest will actually be a win ner for those not winning one of the top four prizes will be given a 20 per cent commission on every subscription This is an unusual contest since there will be no losers among the workers Campaign Manager The campaign will be in charge of W G Koppenhaver of Marion Ia special campaign manager As only a limited number of in the yet hospital for some time Weather Unsettled As Spring Arrives Cool winds and generally overcast skies during the past week gave the area a mild hint of spring but no real warmup Except for two days during the middle of last week tempera tures stayed below the 50 de gree mark While there were a few days when the sun peeped through heavy cloud formations threat ened rain and brought both Tuesday members snow flurries showers possibility of establishing a childrens reading room Tney also saw the need for another reading table in the library The board is going to affili ate with the state traveling li brary and obtain the use of 75 books per quarter from this Alvin Poppen Enters State Forensic Meet Alvin Poppen senior at Cen tral College Pella and son of John A Poppen of Sioux Cen ter attended the state forensic tournament at Buena Vista Col lege at Storm Lake March 19 and 20 Alvin entered in the field of debate Other Iowa schools compet ing are Buena Vista Coe Cor nell Drake Iowa State Iowa State Teachers Lara Luther Parsons Simpson St Ambrose Upper Iowa and Westmar a collection of onn Ot in its c T poems was published last week In the next few weeks The News will invest more than and made available to the public campaign This Area Development campaign will wran a1 for the first rimp in hnot form costs of subscription sales into a single package and get the job done at once instead of spreading the results out over a long period AND WE TOP IT OFF WITH A BARGAIN Every one of you we believe will agree that the special rates extended during this campaign make The Sioux Center News the big gest reading bargain ever offered to the people in northwest Iowa There are many reasons why this is true To cite only a few By taking advantage of bargains offered in the ads of any of our local merchants you will more than pay for the cost of a full years subscription The News brings you the most complete news coverage of Sioux Center and Sioux county Every issue is Jampacked with Lai com Several of the poems have been in print before and many have been read over the air but is the first collection Mrs Ter Wee has ever had published in a book The poems some long and some very short cover many sub jects and are considered outstand ing Mrs Ter Wee has been writing poetry since 1936 and she has gained considerable recognition for her accomplishments The mumty and county news interesting features and pictures Whatever The News office way you look at it a subscription to The News is a bargain even at the regular rates But were going to leave the selling job to our campaign work ers and wish them speed toward that big goal spot cash these badly crippled children in need of therapy wouldnt give and urge others to give to help restore that child to health We owe it to these little unfortunates to lend a hand if we can Bert Duits Hurts Hand in Garage Bert Duits received a minor injury to his left hand Wed nesday when he got it between n car door and a supportin roof post in the Ver Hoof Chev rolet garage where he is em ployed Rain came early Wednesday morning and there was a light drizzle most of the day By midweek most of the frost was out of the ground and only wet soil was preventing field work from getting underr way Practically all snow had disappeared Temperatures as recorded at the Municipal Light plant here were recorded as follows March March March March March March March He had his hand on the door when he started the car in reverse One stitch was taken in one of his fingers and some of the others were bruised Two Sioux County Sioux Centers very talented I Men On Maneuvers man of music Joe Wandscheer may accept a limited number of Tvvo soldiers from this area pupils this summer for vocal train1 wl11 be wlth the 37th Infantry ing He is considering the idea of I for Exercise Flash forming a choral group for young j an army maneuver next people in this area with individmonth at Fort Bragg N C ual or small group instruction durj Thov arc PvtElmer Van ing the week and choral instruc tion on Saturday nights I have an idea Joe will carry the plan through if enough interest is shown by parents Seems to me this would be a wonderful oppor tunity for youngsters who show talent in vocal work Beck 23 son of Mr and Mrs M Van Beck of Hawarden and 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Max 54 54 43 36 43 46 42 Min 36 42 35 24 26 34 24 Community Hospital Barbara Gayle daughter of Mr and Mrs Lawrence De Wild of Boyden was admitted as a surgical patient on the 18th and Little Girl Burned With Hot Milk Little Wanda Mol E Den Herder Again Named President Of Sioux County Youth Fair Board All three Sioux County Youth Fair directors who were up for reelection Saturday were namedfor another term at the annual meet old daughter oi Neal C Mol of received second about the head and right j at noon Tuesday when a of hot milv was spilled on her The chfld was by her mother the stove ing here Saturday afternoon They were August Oelrich Shel don Sam P Schut Sioux Center and Albert Rehder of Hawarden Elmer Den Herder was again named president of the board He is a Sioux Center man and has 25 Couples Attend Legion Party Here Commemorating the 35th an niversary of the organization itians Ruth Oordt Queen Of 1954 Tulip Fest Tjbf the pan was hit spilling its i contents over the child The received medical treatment was not hospitalized An Orange City girl Ruth Jean Oordt 19 daughter of Mr and Mrs Jacob Oordt was the major ity choice of 714 voters for the 1954 tulip queen honors Saturday at Orange City The annual Tulip Festival wil 1 be held during the third week in I Mav was released the same day Mr and Mrs John A De Zeeuw Jr are the parents of a son Jay Andrew born on the 18th Both were released on the 22nd Michael Ray son of Mr and Mrs Dick Van Regenmorter was admitted as a medical pa tient on the 18th and was re leased on the 21st Mr and Mrs John Van Veld huizen of Doori became the parents of a daughter Alvina born on the 19th Both were released on the 23rd Glenson son of Mr and Mrs Martin Wissink of Hull was admitted as a surgical patient on the 19th and was released on the 24th Mr and Mrs Steve Kramer j are the parents of a daughter Kathy Lynn born on the 21st j John son of Mr and Mrs Herman Kruid was admitted aj been very active in farm youth a medical patient on the 22nd j work having had much to do with and was released the same day the construction projects at the Club Plans Banquet Harlan Dale son of Mr and Fair grounds during the past two girl but Hull Defeated by Council Bluffs at State Tournament against double A Council Bluffs Abe Lincoln in the quarterfinals at Iowa City last week and many fans believe they might have won if the game had lasted one minute Miss Oordt was chosen from a j longer Hull lost 67 to 65 after closing a big gap created earlier in the game candidates will be accepted those who wish to try for the prizes must enroll before the quota is filled The purpose of this campaign is twofold 1 To increase the already large subscription list The Sioux Center News making possible ex pansion of this newspapers facili ties and 2 To develop the Sioux Center trade area into a more compact and progressive unit by improving this communitys newspaper serv ice In order to do this The Sioux Center News offers its readers a unique opportunity to profit in a big way through the use of their spare time during the next weeks Everyone Benefits To gain this end quickly and ad vantageously this valuable list of prizes is available for distribution among participants Ambition and energy are the only requisites for success The plan adopted is straight forward and simple Everyone in tbe community will benefit from the area develop the handle ment campaign Those who enter will be paid for their efforts Sub scribers wiD be granted special moneysaving rates during the campaign Advertisers and others using The News as a public infor mation medium will receive the benefits derived from a highly concentrated circulation drive The prizes will be awarded ac cording to the vote standing on Slay 3The area development candidate having the highest number of votes will be awarded the The remaining three t prizes will be awarded to persons in second third and fourth places Votes will be tabulated as explain ed in the double page spread of The Sioux Center News Any man or woman can enter the campaign and become a mem ber of the area development bri gade There is no entrance fee of i any kind Simply fill out the en Mr and Mrs Sioux Center degree burns pan The Wildcats trailed throughout try blank which will be found ia the contest but edged very close to the advertisement appearing in Elmer Den Herder list of seven girls who were queen candidates The other six will be her attendants They are Carol Heemstra Joan Te Paske and Eunice Van Gorp a victory margin as time ran out ne second section of Orange City Jene Roskens of paullinas Panthers got b y j Milford Katherine Roelofs of IKock Valley and Lois Dykstra of Middleburg iliss Oordt is a student at North western College High School Pep of todays Wheatland but fell in the semi finals to Des lloines Roosevelt 67i Attonrlc 53 Paullina led Des Moines I through the first half and part of Managers Meeting the third quarter before slipping behind late in the game This qualified the Panthers for the consolation game but they this Mrs Harry Vander Schaai of years local Hull was admitted as a surgi Members at the meeting Satur day discussed plans for the coming of the American Legion month members of the Auxiliary entertained Legion cal patient on the 22nd members and their wives at a Lem Ott of Rock Valley was j Fair which will held Aug liX birthday dinner on Tuesday admitted as a medical patient 11 and 12 The Fair board plans night March 16 About 251 on the 22nd three night programs this year and Mr and Mrs Douwe Vander will again have a carnival at the Schaaf of Hull are the parents j grounds of a daughter born on the 23rd Lynda couples attended the affair held in the Legion Hall The birthday celebration is an annual affair and it has Joy daughter of Mr been customary for the past and Mrs Harry Tuininga of Pfc John Schoep 22 son of j several years to make the cele Boyden was admitted as a sur Mr and Mrs Gerrit Schoep of bration locally n dinner Alter gicai patient on the 23rd and John James Audubon was fa mous for his pictures of birds Rock Valley Van Beck is a rifleman in K company 145th Infantry Regt while Schoep is a signal mes sage chief in the headquarters battery of the 137th AntiAir craft battalion Two Win Prizes at Schalekamps Sat Members of the high school Pep Club are planning a ban quet in honor of the basketball team to be held at p m Friday April 2 A program and meal are be ing planned and tickets will be sold by Pep Club members Will Bring Trained Otters Here April 6 i seemed to lose heart and gave up that match against Council Bluffs after giving Abe Lincoln a much easier time than the Wildcats had given them earlier Muscatine took the tourney by defeating Roosevelt in the finals Most Sioux county fans were sat isfied that Hull had boosted the countys cage standing one more notch at the state tournaments ward a social evening spent was was released the same day i Adrian son of Mr and Mrs Art Klein was admitted as ter Due to weather is more difficult to fly Europe to America than America to Europe Barney Broek was the winner of the wrist watch and Mrs Fred J Overlander was given the coffee auditorium at S p m April 61 In his official proclamation the conditions it surgcal patient on the 23rd maker at the drawing Saturday at Mr Liers is the only one who Governor urged all lowans to co PLANT IOWA WEEK The week of April 1117 has The Sioux Center FFA chapj been named by Governor Beards l sponsor Mr Emil Liers ley as Arbor Week and also desig s otters in the high school nated as Plant Iowa Week Scna1ekamps Drug Store Over has tamed otters and has capped j operate in pfanting and caring for filming na trees to control floods arrest ero sion and preserve beauty of Iowa irom Mr anc from kamp of Hull are the parents 600 people were registered at the his experience i of a son born on the 23rd j oneday event ture pictures Eugene C Mulder manager of the Sioux Electric Coopera tive association was one of the 46 managers of rural elec tric cooperatives in Iowa who attended a twoday short course at the Hotel Savery Des Moines March IS and 19 on manage ment and executive training The intensive training school was conducted by Thomas N Nelson New York City presi dent of Executive Training Inc management consultants A twoweek course was compress ed into two days comprising morning afternoon and evening sessions GOOD WINTER FOR PHEASANTS Iowas pheasants had a pleasant winter and there was practically no pheasant mortality due to the weather Conservation Commis sion biologists said today ;