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Lime Springs Herald (Newspaper) - May 29, 1975, Lime Springs, Iowa "America The Beautiful Program Attracts Crowd rept. of History DesEolr.es. la. A very pleasing Bicentennial- theme program was presented by the Oneota Club Saturday night at the school gym, as a Mill Re- storation benefit. Opening was the Flag of the U. S. of America placed in front of gym by Chester A. Hall, A.D. R.C.. U. S. Navy retired, with reading of "The Flag" by Mrs. It K E.vans, and singing of "America the Beautiful" by the 28-member Mixed Chorus direct- ed by Mrs. Carl Cassidy. Nine scenes then followed. The format was: showing of scenes on each subject, projected on a screen on the stage, then a narration by Rev. Harold S. Reitz as each ccene was flashed, then a reading or poem by a member of the community, final- ly a musical solo or number Scene I "The Sea" had read- ing by Mrs. James Walton and solo "Sailing" by James Walton. Scene II "The Mountains and featured a reading by Stephen Hughes, solo "Spring- time in the Rockies" by Mrs. Carl Cassidy, the audience join- ing in for the last verse. Scene m "The Forests and Trees" featured a reading 'To Plant A Tree" by Mrs. Harold "Bolton, and piano solos "Trees" and "Autumn Leaves" by Mrs. Torrest Montgomery. Scene IV, "Rivers, Lakes and featured a reading by Mrs. Gale Gowdey and solo "OP Man River" by Robert Miller of Greenlcafton. Scene V, "The Land" featured a reading "Voice of America" ty Mrs. Emryn Williams. A sex- tet composed of Betty DeRuiter, Phyllis Stevenson, Mary Steven- son, Kareen Johnson, RaySwartz- hoff and Jim Walton sang "A Song of Scene VI, "The Cities and Towns" was described by a reading, "The American City" oy Rev. Dennis Johnson, follow- ed by the Dancing Dolls" per- forming on the stage. The Dolls are Sharye Swancutt, Margie Peter, Rena Roberts, Tresea Kos- ter, and Shelley Foote. Scene VH "The People" had a surprise slide of Mrs. M. B. Davis as Centennial Queen in 1968, scenes of the AFS student Devinder Shukla who was guest "I Am An American" was read by Mrs. Wendell VanderBie af- ter which the Junior Chorus led "by Mrs. Marvin Arnpriester sang "Reach Your Hand" and "Let There Be There were 13 boys and girls in this chorus. Donald Johnson then sang "Pe- Scene Vm "Pause for Reflec- The narrator asked that the audience consider poverty, pollution, dirty air, national un- rest A Beautiful Tomorrow should be our heritage to those who follow us. said the speaker. Wendell VanderBie sang "The Impossible Dream" to close this sequence. There was an intermission for thank you and a freewill offer- ing for the Mill. Mrs. Lloyd Pe- ter, president of the Oneota Club said it was the club's hope that the program will renew ap- preciation of this great country. She thanked Harriett Williams, the gal who planned and direct- ed the program, the committee under Harriett: Phyllis Steven- son, Betty DeRuiter and Effie Evans, and thanked Bob Foote for the janitorial help and all others participating, etc, L. S. Bicentennial City Mayor Arlow Johnson was in- troduced by Jim Walton, and he thanked the Oneota Club for its support of the Mill Project He also announced that in the past two days two high honors had been received by the Lime Springs nam- ed "an Official National Bicen- tennial and also being designated an Iowa Amer- ican -Revolutions! Bicentennial City, to be presented a Bicen- tennial Flag and certificate. The latter presentation will be in the form of a special program being planned at the millslte In the near future. Names Harriett Williams Honorary Bicentennial Chmx Mayor Johnson then called Mrs. Harriett Williams forward and announced that he was nam- ing her "Honorary Bi-centennial a position which she will occupy throughout the Bi- centennial celebration period. The closing scene included the singing of 'This Land Is Your Land" by the Mixed Chor- us, the reading of American's Creed" by Rev. Marvin Arnpries- ter. of "God Bless Amer- ica" by the Oneota Club Chorus, and recitation of Pledge of Alle- giance by the audience, led by Mrs. Lloyd Peter. Accompanists for the singing and musical groups were Mrs. Abner Buresh, llM Miss Anna May Davis and Mrs. Vernon Miller. Oneota f-b to r-. port proceeds of have been turned over to the Mill Restoration Fund this week. Harriett Is Honorary Bicentennial Chm. Iowa aplace togrow S, A AND FOR HOWARD COUNTY Lime Springs, (owe 52155 Rededication to Ideals Is Memorial Day Messaqe Rev. Harold S. Reitz. pastor and sooiotv Harriett Williams who directed Pageant, is named Honorary Bicentennial Chairman by Mayor Arlow Johnson Mixed Chorus which sang at the Pageant L S. Swimming Pool Opens Sunday; Special Season Ticket Price Til Then The Lime Springs Swimming Pool will open Sunday, June 1, weather permitting. The life- guards for this summer are Kent Cassidy, manager, John Price, David Ihns, and Diana Munkel. Season tickets are still on sale at a lowered price until June 1. They are available at Johnson's Sundries, VanderBie's Hardware, and Lime Springs Jaycee-ettes. The reduced prices are: Family Season Ticket Individual Season Ticket. 9 After June 1, the prices will be: Family Season Ticket Individual Season Ticket Guest ticket? are also avail- able this summer. For further information, contact the manag- er. The pool will be open from to in the afternoon and from to in 'the evening. Red Cross Swimming lessons will begin in the latter part of June. The 10 one-hour lessons will be offered for again this summer. "DR. ACADEMY AWARD LOVE STORY, RETURNING TO LIME "Dr. Zhivago" opens at the Lime Theatre Friday, .Saturday and Sunday, May 30-31, June 1. Starring in this film are Omar Shariff and Geraldine Chaplin. A love story set in Russia, tender, touching and historical Academy Award Winner beau- tiful music don't miss an old favorite film. Another favorite film that we have had requested to bring back to our theatre. Due to length of film, there will be one only, start- ing at p.m. Rated Minutes. Those of you who haven't marked your calendar don't forget. Billy Graham's "Two A scheduled for June 13- 14-15 with a Sunday matinee at p.m. "Amplified Love" will play before each showing. SCOT JONES CHOSEN LEGION REPRESENTATIVE AT ANNUAL BOYS STATE Scot Jones, a junior at Crest- wood High School, has been se- lected as the representative to the 37th annual Boys State, by the Lloyd L. Horton Post of the American Legion. Boys State will be held May 31st to June 6th at Camp Dodge, DCS Moines, Iowa, with 832 boys Rev. Harold S. Reitz, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church Lime Springs, and State Iain of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, was the Memorial Day speaker. His address, "Memor- ial Day is a Day of Hope" was partially as follows: "For more than 100 years it has been the custom to honor the memory of those who fought for their country and especially those who gave their lives on the field of battle. "We know that the price of liberty is eternal vigilance. "But the world has seen too much of war, bloodshed, aggres- sion and greed. Disagreements between nations cannot be re- solved by force alone. Might does not make right, and if we use our might to make other na- tions agree with our policies, we are abusing the privilege that is ours. "One of the bright spots in the history of the U. S. is the fact that no nation which has been conquered by the United States has been enslaved. "Our comrades gave their lives in the cause of freedom and we enjoy many blessings as a re- sult of their sacrifice. We have the privilege of free elections. We can vote as we choose. We JkV the privilege of living -where we want to. We can move to another place and no one can prevent it. We have freedom of religion and the separation of church and state. You and I are free to make decisions in the light of our religious con- victions. We have freedom of speech. No police officer will be waiting to arrest me for speak- ing as I do. "Today we honor the memory of those comrades who laid down their lives on the field of battle and those who have departed this life after returning from war. There is a distinctive char- acter about the association of those who have experienced mil- itary service. Most of those whose memory we honor today lived in obscurity, content to make their contribution to life and society without any fanfare We need people like this today. In the same way, those who live in comparative obscurity, con- tributing what they can to com- munity life, making an honest living and paying their taxes, the- the cement which upholds this nation we call the United States. The real strength of the United Staes has always been those who are willing to give of themselves for the good of oth- ers. When our nation ceases to have this large group and be- comes instead a nation of self- seekers, we will be in the twi- light of our career as a leading nation. "Since the of World War n, the U. S. has engaged in po- lice actions in Korea and Viet- Nam. We hailed the peace of January 1973 ns a long-sought goal, but recent events must convince us that we still do not enjoy peace and must con- tinue to struggle that people ev- erywhere might be free once more. With all this in mind, is there any real hope? "Remember that this country was settled by men and women of purpose who were not afraid of hard work. Their lack of what we now call the necessities of life did not make them give up. They brought to this country their faith and established churches where they could wor- ship in the way they desired. These churches provided the spir- itual values which sustained them and their children in times of trouble. As we remember these pioneers and their faith we can have the same hope they did; hope in the goodness of God, and thus Memorial Day is a day of hope. When peoples were oppressed the U. S. has fought to make those nations free. At no time has the U. S. kept land perman- ently from a nation which was conquered. In fact, the United States has been generous in building up what has been de- stroyed by war. Today our gov- ernment continues this, possibly to a greater extent than it should. The toll in lives given to make other nations free has been high. We may wonder how useful our presence in foreign countries is today, but those who have fought on foreign soil say they were glad to be a part in the effort to give other na- tions liberty. "We mourn the dead today. I do not believe that we ever cease to mourn for those who have departed this life. We may get used to their absence, but we continue to mourn them. To- day we pledge ourselves once more to the ideals of peace, freedom, hard work and sacrifice which so many have made to protect our nation and others. Because we can continue to have these ideals before us, we can say that those who made UIQ supreme sacrifice of thoir life for the cause of freedom did not die in vain. This is what makes each Memorial Day a day of hope." Ray Gasser, commander of the Lloyd L. Horton Post, introduc- ed the speaker. Previous to this had been presentation of the colors, cinging of the Star Spang- led Banner, marches and play- ing of "America" by the L. S.- Chester Elem. Band directed by Peggy Hall; invocation by Rev. Clarence Ferring of St. Steph- en's Church of Chester; and a ladies' sextette singing "This Is My members: Phyllis Stevenson, Mary Stevenson, Bet- ty DeRuiter, Lansy Stevenson, Kareen Johnson and LaVon Cas- sidy, accompanist Mrs. A. Buresh. After the program, the assem- blage moved to Pleasant Hill Cemetery where the Legion fir- ing squad saluted the war dead over a miniature Flanders Field prepared by the Legion Auxili- ary. Donald Munkel was serg- eant in charge of the squad. Legion Chaplain Gordon Wil- liams led in prayer and placed a floral wreath on the grave of J. Ryce Jones, lifetime Legion- naire who died this past year. Taps after the volley salute was by Jim Walton. LIME SPRINGS IS NAMED A U.S. BICENTENNIAL C< Scot Jones attending, it is sponsored by t'-e American Legion for the rurpose of teaching our youth the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of American cit- izenship. Scot is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Jones of Lime Springs and is a member of the United Methodist Church and the Unit- ed Youth Fellowship. He has been active in school sports in- cluding football, basketball and track. MRS. EDITH JOHNSON, 83 Services for Mrs. Edith John- son, 83, of Harmony, who died Tuesday at the Harmony Hospi- tal, will be today, Thursday, at at Greenfield Lutheran Church, Harmony. Mrs. Johnson was the mother of Mrs. Arlow Johnson of Lime Springs, also of Norman and LIDTKE MILL PROGRESS REPORT Cleaning of the flume area has been started. The water was pumped down to mud by the city pump and one of the fire trucks. We then attempted to raise one of the turbines. Five men stood in the mud and shoveled to clear the area above the turbine. Twenty local men assisted in the effort. The mud was too deep to allow the turbine to raise high enough for water drainage. Stronger or relnforc- or! bearing supports win be needed before another effort Is made to lift the turbine and much more sludge needs to be removed. George Johnson of Harmony, of Alerd, Stewartville, Mn., and of Mrs. Frieda Hanson of Pres- ton, Minn. It was announced at Saturday evening's Bicentennial program at the gym, by Mayor Arlow Johnson, that a letter confirming that the City of Lime Springs is now an Official Bicentennial Community has been received from Regional Director Frank Harrington of the American Rev- olution Bicentennial Administra- tion, Kansas City, Mo. It is understood that there are only two other such com- munities in Northern Iowa, to date. Lime Springs had previously been designated by the Iowa Am. Revolution Bicentennial Commission as a State Bicenten- nial Community, and arrange- ments had already started to- ward having a special ceremony and public presentation in Lime Springs of the Iowa Bi-centen- nial flag to the City of Lime Springs as the result of its Mill Restoration Project It is planned to have Bicen- tennial officials here for such a ceremony, and state, district, and county government officials will be invited to be present Veteran organizations will be in- vited to send color guards. A barbecue dinner will possibly be served in conjunction with the event, as a mill benefit project. It is hoped to have the mill in partial shapa for viewing by the visiting celebrities at that time. Watch for specific date. The Bicentennial, or 200th Anniversary of the founding of the U. S. will strive to revitalize a new spirit for '76, a spirit which revitalizes the ideals for which the American Revolution was spirit which will Library to Observe 25th Anniversary With Open House Week June 9-14 The week of June 9-14 has been designated by the Library Board as Open House Week to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Lime Springs Public Li- brary. All week long, during library hours, board members and American Legion Auxiliary mem- bers will be in attendance to greet the public. The American Legion Auxiliary was the spon- soring organization as the library opened its doors on April 1, 1950. It became a town institution on January 1, 1953. The week will also mark the beginning of the annual Read- Ing program for the school chil- dren, a popular program of the library. The entire community is ask- ed .to keep in mind the dates of the open house and plan a visit to the library that week. unite the Nation in purpose and dedication to the advancement of human welfare as it moves into its third century. RECOGNITION DAY FOR PERCY HAVEN WED, JUNE t The public is invited to join in a "Day of Recognition' for retired Sheriff Percy Haven, by attending an open house in his honor next Wednesday, June 4 from to p.m. at the Grange Hall of the Cresco Un- ion Savings Bank, Cresco. Also, tickets are on sale lo- cally and throughout the area on a "first come-first served" basis to the dinner which will be served that evening, June 4, at at ths Tower Club, Cres- co. The tickets are available in Lime Springs from Walton's Locker, Jim Walton, or Keith Klomp, These days' events will pro- vide an opportunity for the pub- lic to greet Sheriff and Mrs. Haven and express their appreci- ation of many years of public service. GRADUATE AT WARTBURG Two of the 277 students gradu- ating from Wartburg College on May 25 from this community are Linda Cook daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pierce; and Roger Gasntt son of Mrs. Eleanor Gassett Gift IN FW SPA PERI SiFWSPAPFRf
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