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   Sioux Center News (Newspaper) - September 8, 1955, Sioux Center, Iowa                                Some years on a country trail in the western mountains I met a man who professed to be completely content with his position in It happened that we met at the noon hour as two strangers at a and after introdcuing ourselves 9 we joined each other at lunch under a large fir Strangely enough we were both engaged in the same activity this I was patrolling a fire trail along the mountain My job was to count the fallen trees and snags that had obstructed the path during a recent He was doing the same thing along an irrigation ditch which with a network of flumes that watered numerous fruit orchards in the His normal occupation was to walk along this ditch at frequent in tervals and remove dead birds or other animals that may have accidentally fallen into the water and Other small obstructions were also removed by him when he came to them so as to keep the water flowing to the Except for the fact that we were both counting windfalls this we were quite unalike as I was a kid of 20 and he was a My appetite required four meaty sandwiches at while two thin ones and an ounce of cheese satisfied I gazed at a distant mountain as challenge to my youth while he saw it as a conquered But we were two people alone on a mountain and we were drawn together by the de sire for I cant remember now what brought up the but I do recall how during this hour he shared with me a homely bit of philosppy that has stuck with me since Life is a down hill he and in the end everyone But the way to keep from falling high on a hill is to remember to keep yourself in He explained what he meant by the expres sion was Productive and useful lives are governed by controls of all such high abiding by man made proper strandards hygiene and You cant long and remain he because they have a way of catching up with Content ment comes to most people theyre traveling at slower speeds When they are in when they are free he didnt feel he had much in the way of wealth or but he was gratified that he gained w contentment serving He attached importance to his and I believe he did it Even when he was climbing on the side of a life was a down hill run for and that philos ophy made his work that much Several people have asked who wrote that parody that ap peared in this column last I can only answer that I dont It came in a letter post marked in but I be lieve the writer was quite iamiliar with Sioux Center and someof the people who live Amy Vanderbilt says about a bachelor Unlike his un married he need give no thought at all to his appear Everyone knows that a man can always marry even if he reaches is and has all his faculties There always some woman willing to take a chance on If your name happens to ap pear misspelled in this weeks ft youll have to pardon our With new hands at our Linotype errors like this are hard to even though we have eliminated of So go a little easy on us if you see your name spelled wrong One person who deserves a lot of credit this week is Lane our faithful and competent baseball club man He brought the team through a terrifically tough schedule and saw it awarded both the pennant and the I think were going to remem ber this team for a long It isnt often that we can bring together such a fine group of players and Con gratulations to both Lane and the Its a grand 9 season the softball teams also had a line season money They ended the year in the black and really had a bang up tourney Labor Day to cap the Crowds have been good all season and fans have been liberal with their donat All this speaks o fe for the community thai has been playing host to these teams throughout the summer Art Van Beek received med ical treatment Friday afternoon after getting his finger cut in 8 silage Several stitches were Welcome Midwest Junior College Students VOLUMI 64 NUMBIR W Spoelhof Asks Close Ties With Calvin in College Dedication Here This moment marks the threshold of a new era in Christian edu William Spoelhof sai d Thursday night at the dedication service for the Midwest Christian Junior Speaking to more than per sons assembled in the beautiful new Sioux Center high school audi the Calvin College presi dent The success of this col lege will have an effect on We should establish a close rela tionship between Midwest and Cal He told the audience that many of the students who will at tend the junior college here will go on to Calvin and that the two colleges have a common interest in preparing young people for We educate not to earn a liv ing but to he stating that that is one of the fundamen tal purposes of the Christian schools and Spoelhof called upon sup porters of the new college to mea sure up to their We are not dedicating a building he we are dedicat ing Give your college freedom to grow and You have taken the first he and there is no turning of persons from the tristate area traveled many miles to attend the dedication issajduii UB Xaqj pue ceremony that the comple tion of the building and the ap proach of the opening of the new institution With a few brief remarks from the Gilbert the keys to the building were pre sented to the president of the col Ige Arnold Christians of Christians complimented the contractors for fine building the speed with which it was j Music was furnished by theGos pel Male under the direc tion of John Wesselink and accom panied by DeJong at the Gerritstna was at the piano for the audience sing Vander Weide gave the opening prayer and C Huis sen gave the prayer of The concluding prayer was given by Minnema LEAVES FOR AFRICA Miff Muriel daughter of and Dick left yesterday by train for New from whore sho will Libe West to do mittionary Sht will bo teaching homo In the ColUgo of Woit addrtu will bo in caro of Iho Li Weil Sioux County Crop Judging Team Gets Third Place at Fair county 4H crop ranked third at The Sioux judging team the Iowa State Fair last week in a field of 28 OrvHle son of and Albert Rehder of was the fourth place individual in the Orville scored 1130 points out of a possible Carl Van Orange Le Roy De Maurice and Charles Me Crory of Hawarden were the other members of the OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NIWSPAPM StPTtMBCR 1955 Indians Trip Rocks Again To Get Cup The Sioux Center town base ball team rolled over Rock Valley for the second successive time last week Wednesday night to win the Northwest Iowa League playoff trophy and be come the undisputed champions of the 1955 They won both the pennant and the play off crown this The Indians rolled to 4 to 2 victory by bringing in four runs in the 7th after trailing the 1 With and De Ruyter on Les Te Grotenhuis slam med out a long one far out across the Rock Valley fence to score the first three This spectacular scene was capped off almost immediately after wards by Darrell Beernink with another homer when the bases were Rock Valley got one run after Pitching for Sioux Center was Te Lehudis was be hind home For the Rocks it was Gerritson and Bonthuis to Van Win Four Straight Sioux Center won four games straight to win the playoff defeating Paullina and Rock Valley two in a row The awarding of the trophy came as an Rock Valley protested the use of Bob Vermeer on the claiming that he had less than the required 27 innings of play to qualify for a place on the team in the The pro test was registered in the 7th when the Rocks chances for victory seemed to be slipp ing away fast Thus the complaint had to be carried to the Northwest Iowa League which met here Tuesday night to hear the pro Score books kept by Mana ger Lane Bruinsma showed that the protest was without found since Vermeer had played a total of 30 innings in the regular and the trophy was awarded to the For Manager Bruinsma it was another He had one of the finest teams this year he has ever put on the and if any team ever deserved honor it was this Theyre a great HISTORIC MOMENT William Spoelhof called the dedica tion of SiouxCenters now college an historic stressing what it will mean to the community and to the group that lupporti The Calvin College president was one of the speakers who addressed the crowd of more than 1500 persons at the by The bunch of he and theyve given me a lot of whole hearted They dej served to Lane also had some good words to say for the crowds and the support the team has received during the It has been a wonderful he Sioux Center ended the sea son with a record of 24 wins and 4 losses and a league record of 15 victories to 3 League Board Meets The league board meeting here Tuesday night was the annual fall Other busi ness taken tip included a dis1 cussion of certain rule changes and a ruling on a dispute be tween Paullina and Akron over the failure of the Akron team to show up for a scheduled ball Paullina had been em barrassed by having a huge crowd at the ball diamond one only to find their op ponents Akron had not notified Paullina that they wouldnt be The board decided in favor of Paullina and awarded the team which had been put on deposit by Akron at the be ginning of the Each team in the league makes an annual deposit of at the opening of the and this money is held and returned if all the teams abide by the rules and In this case Akron had so the money went to Softball Prizes go To Three Teams The Rock Valley softball team received the first prize of Monday in the softball tourna ment Second prize of went to Hospers won the third prize by defeating the Red Details about these two games will be found elsewhere in this Maurice Teachers Will Be Entertained The Maurice teachers recep tion will be held at the school auditorium there on Monday beginning at eight The public is cordially The parents and pupils are especially urged to iNO SEASON ON Piling up 4 victories to 4 the Sioux Center Indians won the playoff crown last Wednesday night by winning from Rock Valley on tho diamond For Sioux Center It was the best season in more than five The players first left to Wayne Dan Wayne lei Gary Bob and Gerald fandbulte batk Lane Ken Pave Vanden Gary Ron Gary Parrel and tiugene bat Photo by Tbe Support Rate for Soybeans Fixed at Per Bushel The 1955 soybean support rate for Sioux county will be per bushel with a premium of 4 cents per bushel for beans moister or announc ed John chairman of the Sioux County A S C com Beans up to 14 moisture are eligible fop Producers may obtain farmstored or ware house loans or purchase agree ments on the 1955 soybean even though they have not complied with the acreage al lotments on The deadline for sealing or taking purchase agreements on the 1955 soybeans is January Midwest College to Open Doors Here Next Monday Warns of Tinder Dry Countryside Conservation OfTlccr Newel warned people in this area that the countryside is tinderdry and there is a ser ious hazard of fire breaking out almost anywhere those Besides ruining field Newel n flre can bring un told loss to wild He warn motorists to be especially carefBt about throwing cigaret and cigar buts out the window along Mild falllike weather prc vaild throughout the area dur 3 the past but there was no relief from the dry conditions which Temperatures during the past week were recorded in Sioux Center as follows 1 83 2 82 3 88 4 85 5 83 0 78 46 48 57 50 40 55 Plan Reception for School Teachers The local reception for the teachers will be held next week Wednesday eight oclock in the evening the new school Willard Veenkamp Wins Golf Trophy Willard who has been employed during the sum mer months at Bodnars Studio was one of the winners in the invitational golf tourna ment at Le Mars on Labor He received a handsome tro phy and fishing rod as first place winner in the seventh The first golf tourney he had ever he found him self among 115 players in the IMPROVING Willis who suffer ed a skull fracture in an acci dent at Sioux Falls last is expected to be released from the hospital there this His mother said yesterday he is picking up nicely and is up and AH teachers of the parents and friends are cordially invited to A program is being planned after which there will be a social hour and re This event is spon sored annually by the Iota Ireton Youth Hurt In Auto Accident Near Seney Sunday Harold Van 21 is in fair condition at the Sacerd Heart hospital in Le Mars to day following a cartruck acci dent Sunday on Highway 33 near Van Bruggen whoso home is at was said by witnesses to have been traveling at a terrific speed in his north bound car when he met a load ed truck on a Kenneth of was driving a load of 21hclfers to He suffered a mang led finger on his right hand in the The Le Mars flre department was called when Van Bruggens car was thrown into the ditch and The truck was forced into the ditch on the west side of the The truck was Loon riding with was not Expect Freshman Class of About Forty Students Building Ready for Classes to Start Wednesday With an expected enrollment of 40 Sioux Centers Mid west Junior College will open its doors Monday for registration of Girl Killed in Sioux Falls Had Relatives Here Miss Johanna Espetwedt of jthe young lady who was andkilled at Sioux Falls Saturday afternoon by a 16 yearold boy was a re lative of the Rlphagcn Going to Estelline today to attend her funeral services arc and Henry and Joe and Gerbcn De will register Monday and Tuesday and classes will commence About halt Iho students regis tering this fall will come from the local and the balance will be arriving from widely scattered places in the middle from South Dakota an Housing in private homos in Sioux Cen ter has been With a brand new building virtually complete and plenty of room for support ers of the college expect rapid growth in future years and plans and Art Kamerman all of i are already underway for more Sioux and Wm classroom Riphagen of and This years class will be made Gerrit Riphagen and and Paul De Jagcr of Maurice and and Earl De Jong of Orange Services are being held at the Luthcrn church at Estelline and burial will be at the ccmetary at Theyoung who was just was an only child and also an only Dress Judged Best In Sewing Contest Miss Diane dau ghter of and Elmer Duistermars of Sioux Center received high honors last week when a garment she made at sewing school at Sioux City re ceived first place in the senior division of the junior dress making She competed with girls in the tristate area in the age group of 14 to 17 Miss Duistermars received a three piece scissors set as a Her dress has now been en tered in the regional senior con test at Bernard Haan has de clined the call received from the Second Christian Reformed chu rch at Labor Day Tourney Won by Valley In the first softball game Fri day night Carmel eked out a 3 to 2 win over to take the rubber game of their three games played this For Carmel it was Te Grotenhuis and Dclmar Sandbulte and for Rock Valley Vanden Bosch to Van In the second game the Yel low Jackels hung on for a 54 win over the Red They nearly blow their third straight game in the final inning as Ihe Red Caps scored three in their last chance and had the tying and winning runs on base when they made their third out For the Jackets it was Kosters to Continued on back page Public School Enrollment Smashs AllTime Record Large Increase Shown in Lower Grades Three Classes Split Despite a decrease of two students in the public high en rollment figures for the entire school jumped to an all time high 500 this week as pupils and teachers settled down to a regular Biggest increase was in the lower grades where there are 307 pupils an increase of 17 over last In order to handle the large number of pupils in the lower three classes are first and third According to According to totals for the 12 grades and kindergarten are as follows Kindergarten First Second Third Fourth Fifth Sixth Seventh Eighth Ninth Tenth Eleventh Twelfth 38 40 28 40 36 28 30 37 30 59 56 33 Sioux Center Band To be at Festival The Sioux Center High School band is one of 13 bands which have already accepted an invita tion to take part in the Fifth An nual TriStato Band Festival at October this years band festival stated that other schools that have accepted so far are Flandreau and Beav er Lu and Lake Hawarden and Bands will again compete for trophies and special competition will again be held for baton twir lers and Hag A massed band featuring about 800 musicians will conclude the New Bowling Alley Will Hold Opening Friday Afternoon Sioux Centers new sixlane bowling alley erected during the summer months by tho local Veterans of Foreign Wars post will hold its formal opening Fri day with public bowling on all The Communlly Bowl will open its doors at noon lomorrow and will remain open until 11 Freo ice cream coffee and doughnuts will be served all Considered one of the finest bowling alleys in this part of the it has four full sized alleys for league bowling and two for public All lanes will be open for use Besides Ihe bowling Ihere will be a lunch counter for serving light lunches and It will be manag ed bj Ernest up entirely of but next year there will be two The new college was dedi cated Thursday night when more than 1500 persons as sembled in the public high school auditorium While much work remains in the landscaping of the grounds around the driveways and sidewalks are now in and most the equipment for the building has Tho college is situated on Fourth avenue northeast on tho property formely owned by Dick The new build ing is more than 200 feet back from the street and faces south It was built by De Stiger of Sioux Center at a cost of about 13 Girls Exhibits Given Awards at Iowa State Fair Thirteen exhibits from Sioux county entered in the 4H department at the Iowa State Far received the local extension office announced last Four articles entered in the foods and nutrition division re ceived blue eight ar ticles rated red and one was placed in the white ribbon Judging of all articles was completed prior to the opening of the fair on In addition to exhibit entries in the Sioux county had an entry in the 4H home economics demonstration con Representing the county were Helen Van Klompcnburg and Ruth Slander of the Spark Their topic was Easy as Henry Van Klomp enburg of Orange leader of the accompanied the girls to the Following is a list of tho a wnrds received by exhibitors from this county Gladys Vander Gar blue Quick Lois De red Plain Shirley Van red Angel Food Gretchcn blue Clover leaf Judy red Loaf of Darlene Helen Van Klompen blue Suzanne red Canned Wanda Den red Can ned Marilyn reel Canned Marg aret while Fnod to form a Margaret red Tnbln Mayris Huv red Demonstration Team Win Awards at Fair Marion De and Marvin Fedders of Hawarden award at tho last week on received a Iowa State blue Fair Ihelr dcmonslration Making Quality Gary Vander Boyden and John Mouw of Sheldon received a red award on their slrallon Constructing and Us ing a Concrete TICMIOllAHY ADDKESS Miss Muriel Raaks temporary address is Passenger on Elder Dempster Sailing Pier Atlantic Air maij leaving here by tomorrow will reach her before sailing The Shetland Islands are off the coast of   
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