Pella Chronicle, November 15, 1945

Pella Chronicle

November 15, 1945

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Pella Chronicle (Newspaper) - November 15, 1945, Pella, Iowa This Year for All Thanksgiving Day Has Meaning VOL. 81 NO. 46 Sot Help Change This Marking Time to A Forward March PELLA, IOWA NOVEMBER 15, 1945 PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY-$2.50 PER YEAH ROOSTER NIGHT TO BE OBSERVED BY LEGION POST Plan Collection of Gifts For Men in Knoxville Hospital Guest Speaker At 2nd Reformed Church Sunday Pelhi people may liave the privilege of honrinsr Dr. H. H. Kolas at the Second Reformed Church next The meeting of the Legion Post next Monday evening, November 19th, will he one of especial interest to all monnhers since it will 1)0 Konstur Ni|,'ht, un annual affair occurring just ))efore Thanksgiving Day. i\Icml)ors whose dues are paid for the new year will be eligible for the "Dividends." Part of the evening will be devoted to a memorial service for members of the Legion who have died within the past half year. A request from Legion headquarters that the Legion and Auxiliary solicit and .send Christmas gifts to l)atients at the Knoxville hospital was talked over at the Directors meeting held Monday and a plan of procedure was adopted. Small boxes will be placed in stores about town where citizens may drop money to be used by the Auxiliary to jjurchase suitable gifts. If the donor wishes to purchase a gift and earmark it for delivery to the hospital, the gift may be left with the merchant and the Auxiliary will see to its delivery. Liat Suitable Gifts Since all kinds of gifts are not suitable for patients at the Knoxville Facility a list of suggested gifts was submitted by headquarters and is reprinted below: Books-Mysteries, classics, Bibles, comics, dictionaries, westerns, humor, maps of the U. S. A., maps of the world, travel stories, pocket size books are best. Stationery and Games-Games, playing cards, checker boards, crihbage sets, folding writing pads, stationery, pencils (without metal.) Toiletries - Pocket combs, brushes, foot powders, tooth paste or powder, soaps of the fancy variety in colors and odors, other men's toiletries with the exception of anything ^n glass containers or metal containers. Things to wear-Sweaters, T-shirts, nice handkerchiefs, billfolds, good quality sox, ties, bedroom slippers, scarfs, gloves. For the Smoker-Pipes, tobacco, cigarettes, tobacco pouches. ArmUtlce Day Dinner Members of the Legion were tendered a dinner by the Auxiliary at Memorial Hall Monday evening, the dinner served by women of the United Sei-vice organization. Mrs. Hildegarde Nes-~ Dit presided at the dinner and introduced Dr. H. H. Kramer, Legion Post commander, who thanked her and her organization for the courtesy. Mrs. Nesbit voiced appreciation of the good-will that prompted the United Service Women to serve the dinner, addressing her remarks to Mrs. Ralph S. Grundman, chairman of the committee. The dinner over a songfest, the singing of the songs popular during World War I and thereafter, was enjoyed. The rest of the evening was given over to the playing of games. It was a most pleasing and informal affair. DUTCHMEN WON FINAL GAME OF SEASON 26 TOO Bud Bonwell and Chuck De Wild Starred in Their Last Game Romeo and Juliet'' to Be Presented Nov. 20 Dr. H. H. Kalat, new Executive Secretary of the Iowa Inter-Church Council. Sunday, Nov. 18, at both the morning and evening services, where he is the guest preacher for the day. Dr. Kalas, the new executive secretary of Iowa Intei-Church Council, comes to Iowa with the rich background of a pastor and as an educator. At the present time he holds down two jobs-his duties as a member of the faculty of North Central College of Na-pierville, Illinois, where he spends several days each week, and the week ends in Iowa, as Executive of the Iowa Inter-Church Council, with headquarters in Des Moines. North Central College is one of the colleges of the Evangelical Denomination with a fine record back of it. Beginning .January 1, 1!)46 Dr. Kalas will take up full time service as Executive Secretary of the Iowa Inter-Church Council and will have the privilege and responsibility of working with all the different denominational groups in Iowa. The Iowa Inter-Church Council is built on the background of 77 years of service rendered by the Iowa State Sunday School Association and the Iowa State Council of Chriiitian Education, which it supersedes. Be sure to head Dr. Kalas at both services Sunday. (By Don Sikkink) Central's Flying Dutchmen won their final game of the season by trouncing Macomb State Teach-1 ers of Illinois 2(>-0, for their 7lh ' straight win. The Crimson and White scored early on a 25 yard pass from ! Mark to Lowe, while a jiass, Mark i to Steward added the jjoint. Lowe , again set up the next touchdown > when he snagged a Macomb pass ' on the Central 8 yard line, start- ; ed up the field for 5 yards and i then Interaled to Bonwell who romped 87 yards for the touchdown. The third touchdown also came on an intercepted pass when Bonwell grabbed a Tutor aerial on the 50 yard line and rushed all the way back for the.touchdown. Bonwell scored his third touchdown and Central's last of the season, late in the fourth quarter on a ten yanl dash over the right side of the line. Veenstra kicked the point. Bud Bonwell at halfback and Chuck De Wild, tackle, playing their last games for Central, did brilliant offensive and defensive work to finish their playing careers in a blaze of glory. Lowe and Walton also played a tough defensive game for the Dutchmen, s *: GRID SQUADS DINNER GUESTS TUESDAY NIGHT Happy Close of a Successful Season Sponsored by Kiwanis Club Evangelist at The Open Bible Church Sunday We are privileged to have Evangelist Ray Fox, nationally known radio arti:-t and saxophon- Nollen Named President of Farm Bureau Scene from the great Shakeipearean Play EASTERN REPRESENTATIVES ON CENTRAL'S CAMPUS Dr. Ernest R. Palen, pastor of the Middle Collegiate Church, Dr. Gould Wickey, Secretary of Church Related Colleges, Dr. Guy Snavely, Executive Director of the Association of American Colleges, will visit Central College, Pella, Iowa, on Nov. IS), in the interest of the Board of Education of the Reformed Church. The three will report to the Board on the standing of the three schools of the Reformed Church - Hope and Central Colleges and Northwestern Junior College. Dr. Palen will speak at the regular chapel program Monday morning at 8:00 a.m. Elmer Nollen of Lake Prairie Township was re-elected President of the Marion County Farm Bureau at the annual meeting of that organization at the Knoxville Christian Church last Friday evening. Mr. Nollen has been a member of the board for four years, was elected vice-president in 1943 and President in 1944. Ray Dyer of Plen.sant Grove was elected Vice President to succeed Forrest Hodgson who is now serving as County Organization Director. James Holland and S. L. Walker was re-elected Secretary and Treasurer. Mrs. Bryan Karr of Polk Township was re-elected to serve as Chairman of the Women's Family Living Program. Township Dij^eclbrs nominated at township annual meetings and confirmed by election at this meeting are as follows: Glenn Knox, Clay; V. G. Mus-grove, Dallas, Indiana; Forest Core, East Knoxville; John Fisher, West Knoxville; Herbert Cline, Liberty; Gerrit Eysink, North Lake Prairie; Harrison Phillips, Plea.sant Grove, P. W. Eggers, Polk; Delbert Barr, Red Rock; John Vanden Baard, Summit; Earl Hodgson, Union; Cecil Clark, Swan and Perry, and Walter Snyder Washington. Dutchmen Set Outstanding Record (By Don Sikkink) Seven in a Row Central's 1945 gridiron squad set an outstanding record in winning seven straight games, after losing their opener to Iowa State Teachers. Experts all agree that a replay of that game now would result in an entirely different score as the Dutchmen with only three weeks of practice to the "Tutors' six were unprepared, The Dutchmen won sole possession of the Conference title for the first time and in doing so, racked up 209 points to their opponents 77. By mid-season the Crimson and White had a reputation that was something to fear or at least that was the opinion gained by Central fans when Grinnell and Parsons cancelled their games. Season Reviewed Highlights of the season center on the last half victory over Simpson and the repeat performance at homecoming when the Dutch really trounced the Indians. A 20-0 win over Wartburg, runners up in conference play, proved the Dutchmen's superiority and set the stage for the 20-13 upset win over Dubuque Navy, the previous champs. The Central squad won on a 60 yard march in the last two minutes of play. After trouncing Luther 45-13 to cinch the championship the Crimson and White were forced to go out of the State to iind opposition. In doing so they picked Milwaukee State Teachers who were undefeated and hod won their conference title for six straight years. The Dutchmen not only won but severely beat the Wisconsin champs 46-0 and followed up this week with a 26-0 victory over Macomb State Teach-era. Aggreittve Team Rival coaches agree that the crisp blocking and vicious tackling of the Dutchmen, combined with a fast backfield that made ample use of a deceptive T-formation attack and a dazzling passing threat, was something to fear. Bud Bonwell, Chuck De Wild and Red Lowe, all returning war veterans aided greatly in seasoning Central's young squad. Bonwell, leading conference scorer, was undoubtedly one of the best backs in Iowa while De Wild, the other senior on the squad, played a whale of a game at tackle. Lowe, besides playing good offensive ball was a terrific defensive man and his defensive quarter-backing was excellent. Above all the hard work and strategy of coaches Tharp and Prins cannot be praised too much. Truly it was an outstanding season for a grand bunch of boys and a great coach. Basketball Prospects at Central Good Thirty-five men have reported out for basketball practice at Central College and the announcement has been made that seventeen games have been carded, the first to be played with Drake University at Des Moines. The first home game will be with Parsons on the 10th of December. Twelve conference games are on the schedule. Pre-seaaon dope predicts strong team as many of tlie candidates are tall. A team averaging six feet and two inches in height can be put on the floor. The National Classic Theatre will present Shakespeare's great tragedy of youth, "Romeo aiul Juliet" at Douwstra Chapel at 8:15 on Tuesday evening. It is noteworthy that Clare Tree Major, director, feels that Shakespeare should he played with complete simplicity and naturalness. "People of his day were no dif-feient from people of today," she believes. "They simply wore different clothes." Since the days when Sothcni and Marlowe, Ben Greet and other such brilliant actors toured regularly with their companies, the country at large has seen the classics only occasionally. The result is that Shakespeare is being taught by many pupils who have never seen an acceptable proiluction of any of his plays. Natural Presentation ' Only companies workinR independently of commercial theatre routings, organized to cover thi' smallest towns as well us the greai cities, can adequately fiU the noeiV. of educational institutions , tor good theatre. TJio companies of the National Classic Theatre, with their attractive, flexible scenery, and authentic, colorful costumes, are equally at home on the smallest school stages and on the stages of the great theatres. Actoi's are chosen for three pri; niary qualities. They must be sin-core and cultured people. They must be comi)etent technicians. To Vaccinate Grade Pupils November 20 They must have good voices and accurate articulation. They must he skilled in reading lines-especially classic poetic prose-simply, naturally, and with complete understanding of both meaning and character interpretation. No Stars With no stars i)erformances are not modified to the necessity of building up one person to the eo|ile, but especially so in "Ko-meo and Juliet," which explicitly demands simplicity of inlerpiela-tion. It is this (jualily, sincerely presented, which is stressed in the National Classic Theatre |)roduc-tioii of this tragedy. "Gorgeous costumes, colored lightd, unusual settings, and easily understood diction by the players marked a highly successful performance." - Post Bulletin, Rocheslei', iMinn. "The i)rofessioiiul cast played witli well practiced ease and precision. The audience was enthralled."-Boston Herald, Boston, Mass. Tuesday evening, Nov. 20, 8:15 p.m. Tuesday evening, Nov. IS, Kiwanis entertained the combined high school and college football squads at their annual liaiuiuet. About .�seventy men were there to partake of the dinner prepared by the ladies of the Central College Auxiliary. The meeting was presided over by President H. G. Mentink of Kiwanis who introduced Tunis Prins, director of athletics at Cei\trai College. Prins spoke very highly of the type of players on the Central squad this season and paid u s|)fcial tribute to the ability of Coach Eldon Tharp. He expressed the gratitude felt by the school for the interest shown in the team by the people of Pella. He in turn introduced Coach Tharp who presented the College squad with many appropriate and witty remarks. Appreciate Support President Herb then called on Supt. Buerkens of the high school who also oxi)re.ssed his appreciation of the reception the school received from the townspeople and who then in turn presented Prof. Andrews and Coach Rysdam who introduced the members of the high school squad and announced the following special honors: Co-captains: Carl Gaass and Ray Rouw. Most iniproved player (Lauten-bach & Ver Ought award): Bob De Rondo. Most Valuable Man (Lauten-bnch & Ver Dught award) : Ray Rouw. (These were picked by the 19 letter men themselves-and all are Seniors.) Arie Schilder was next called on and responded with an interesting sidelight on the Milwaukee-Central game. The party was brought to a close by showing movies of Central's Homecoming taken by Mrs. Smith of Chicago and a film showing the Iowa State-Missouri game. Altogether the time was pleasantly spent and a fitting climax to a very successful season by both teams. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ CHAP. LEPELTAK ARMISTICE DAY SPEAKER AT H.S. Urged Young Listeners to Work for Peace and Good-will Evangelist Ray J. Fox ist with us at the Open Bible Church Sunday, Nov. 18. Evangelist Fox has been preaching 11) years and will he preaching Sunday concerning The Evils o� the Modern Dance. Ho played with Boyd Sum-my's Dance Band in Knoxville, Iowa and with the Illinois Five in Chicago. Evangelist Fox was converted from the Dance Floor and encourages all young people to hear his message. All are invited to come both to the morning service and evening service, 11:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. respectively. Rev. Wm. Christopulos, Pastor To Compile List Of Pella's Aged For Publication The Iowa State Department of Health and the Marion County Medical Society are working together to prevent needless illness and deaths from diphtheria and smallpox. During November all children in the communities will be offered an opportunity to receive this treatment. The Consolidated Schools have been chosen as Centers, and all parents are asked to accompany their children or sign the blanks distributed by their respective schools. All County Teachers have the blanks and will distribute them to children needing the protective treatments and will encourage mothers with infants and pre-school children to attend. Protect all children against diphtheria. Diphtheria is preventable. Are all your children protected? Diphtheria always endangers the health and life of the patients regardless of age. However, the greatest number of deaths occur among the children at 6 months and 6 years. Protection develops slowly, requiring a period from 6 weeks to C months before it becomes complete. Once the protection is complete, it will last many years. Smallpox can only bo eliminated by having everyone in the community vaccinated against this disease. Wise parents will see to it that their children are successfully vaccinated early in life. Re-vaccination is encouraged before a child enters school. The Doctors from Marion Co., Lucile Brunsting, County Nurse, and various committee members will assist. The final vaccination clinic for Webster, Lincoln and Christian Grade schools will be held Tuesday, November 20th at 10:30 a.m, Stores, to Close Thanksgiving Day Stores and busfness houses of Pella will be closed Thursday, November 22nd in observance of the notional holiday. This has long been a custom in Pella and ollicers and directors of the Chamber of Commerce recommend that it be followed this year. H. S. to Lift Lid On Basketball Season Nov. 21 LONG TRIP Christmas Seals Will Be Sold by Federated Club Mrs. Murray Nesbit, Pella, will head the 1945 sale of Christmas Seals in Marion County, according to an an-Prevent TB nouncemcnt made by Mrs. John Kirtley of Melchor, president of the Marion County Tuberculosis Association. In Pella the Christmas Seal g Sale for 1945 is 1 . r I being sponsored Christmas Seals the Woman's Federated Club. Mrs. Marion Van Gorp is chairman for Lake Prairie Township and Mrs. C. C. Buerkens for Pella. Preparation of Christmas Seals for mailing is a sizeable and these people are giving generously of their time, energy and ability. Money from the sale of these seals is the only means the T. B. Association has to carry on its program for searching out tuberculosis, for helping the man with T. B. to "come back" and for teaching people how to prevent the disease. Ninety-five cents out of every Seal Sale dollar remains in Iowa to fight tuberculosis. Five cents goes to the National T. B. Association, The Christmas Seal Sale will begin in Pella and Lake Prairie Pella High School opens its 1945-40 basketball season with a non-conference tilt against Coach Gabriel's Montezuma Indians on the home court Wednesday night of next week, Nov. 2Ist. Coach Rysdam hos nine lettermen about whom to build this year's edition of the Green and White. Among these are such stolwarts as Peter Van Gorp, Chuck Vander Pioeg, Carl Gauss and Johnny Shepard. Othein who have had experience a denty and are jiressing the regu-ars for bertha arc John Hessclink, Willis Tait, Gordon Nesbit, Ray Rouw, Paul McGee, Bud Lauton-bach. Shot Vos, Dave Prins ond several promising freshmen. With the addition of Dowling of Dea Moines to the schedule all dates hut one are now filled. Here is the roster of home games: Nov. 21, Montezuma Nov. 80, Dowling Dec. 18, Oskaloosa Jan. fcll, Knoxville Jan. 16, Indianola Jan. 25, Montour Jan. SO-Feb. 2, County Tournament Fob. 8, Albia Feb. 22, Lincoln (D. M.) There will be two games on each home night, the first starting at 7 sharp with the main game following at 8:15 p.m. The pep band will he on hand to lead the cheering. Parents Out For Open House at High School National-JIduoatwn Weeic in the local schools has interested many visitors. Beginning with nn Armistice Day program in the high school on Monday and finishing with open house at Lincoln on Friday, the week has been and will be a full one. More than a hundred patrons attended guest night at the high school Tuesday evening. After a short talk and introduction of teachers in the study hall, the visitors attended a schedule of tKree classes where they sut in the students' seats and visito^r"F*i jo..................Simpson 6 r�ntra 20 ' '' ...........Witrtburg 0 Central 28 ..................ariS rB^tral 46 � �.�.�.'.Milwaukee State Teachers 0 Cwtral 26 � ......Macomb State Teachers 0 Two Letts fanners, Max Robertson and Bay Bieri made a 1400 mile trip to Gordon, Nebraska, In a truck to pick up a field hay chopper and ensilage cutter. The machine is manufactured at Ot-tumwa, only 00 miles from Letts, but none are available in the home area. Mr. Bobertson bad located the machine In Nebraska during a recent trip there. When he Jre-tutned home to learn that he could obtaii) an ensilage attach* went, he ^we to Gordon, 700 miles' away, to pick up the hay chopper. Apparently the way the economists figure the Cost of Living is to take your income or mine- v/hatever it moy be-and add ten pflr cent. Township very soon when postmen will deliver to homes in this community an invitation to participate in the purchase and use of seals. The modest sum asked of those who will receive Christmas Seal letters represents a valuable investment in community health. Kiwanis Club Will Present Community Service Awards Citizens Asked to Nominate Candidates Armistice Day was observed ill Pella High School at a meeting at 8:40 Monday morning at which Chaplain C. Lepeltak was the speaker. The Chaplain was introduced by Reno Rysdam after the flags had been brought forward by men of the Legion Post. The meeting was attended by a number of veterans. Chaplain Lepeltak read a portion of Scripture, the 98th Psalm, and led in prayer, a prayer of thanksgiving and asking for guidance. He began his talk by saying thot it would be so easy to forget World War II and the men who fought it just as the lessons of World War I and the men who fought it were forgotten. Ho told that many wounded men on board the hospital ship upon which ho served wore worried that, with the war over everyone would want to get back to normalcy, would forget about the ideals and the four freedoms for which the war was fought. Ho warned that the war is not yet over and will not be until freedom is won for all men. Evantt Move Swiftly The speaker told the young listeners tht everywhere people are restless and that changes are taking place with rapidity-changes that bring new problems. He called attention to civil war in China and turmoil in Java, Malaya and the conquered European countries, and pointed to the enigma of Russia as accenting the uncertainty in the present day world. Ho voiced the hope that the new United Nations organization may become a reality and not be lost in bickering as the League was after World Wor I. All the conquered peoples of the world believe that America has the duty to feed and clothe them and set them back on their feet, Chaplain Lepeltak said, ond Americans must do their best to help them, par-ticulorly to help themselves. , Of the men of World War II Lepeltak said they were uot coming home to become charges of the government. They accept the privileges of the Bill of Rights as a bridge back to civilian life. They do not want charity-they want only understanding and the right to take their places in community and national life. SpeaMng thendllfectly t6 'thoi young people he said that the great need of the post-war era is Christian leadership. He illustrated his point by saying fhat morale on his own ship was highest when the commanding officer was a Christian. Such men, he said, commanded respect and lifted everyone on board with them. Ho urged his listeners to work for permanent peace and to begin at homo by being tolerant of one another, of other racial gi-oups, of capital and labor and by practicing good citizenship for it is the new generation which will bring about the permanent peace and the better world. Mr. Rysdam presented Bernico Jaarsma who read the poem, "In Flanders Fields." A half dozen students read a short playlet in which each young member of a family presented to their father a viewpoint on the world today and finally convinced him that he had been provincial and narrow and that the world of today and tomorrow demands much more of every citizen. The meeting was closed with the singing of one verse of tho Star Spangled Banner after which the flag was retired and the audience dismissed. It had been a most fitting Armistice Day obsejr-vation. NOT A FIRE Awards for outstanding community service will soon bo made by the Kiwanis to two Pella people who have shown leadership and have worked at projects for community betterment in 1945. These awards will be made after citizens of town and country have had an opportunity to cast a nomination ballot for the man and the woman whom they feel should be BO honored. In 1944 tho awards went to William D. Van Sittert and Mrs. D. C. Renaud, and these were very popular choices-everyone was agreed that they merited them. Each received a plaque and they were guests of honor at the club meeting and dinner held on December Bth. That week FIRST ViaORY BOND REPORT Period October 29 to November 13 Pella-Otley District Total E Bond Sales $75,618,76 v' � � Quota $196,000.00=38.6% Total Sales AU Issues $127,480.75 ^ ' Quota $834,000.00�'88.2% Dr. R. Sockman To Be Heard on Radio Sunday New York, Nov. 9-"Enough to Live For" will be the subject of an address by Dr. Ralph W. Sock-man on NBC's "National Radio Pulpit" broadcast, Sunday, Nov. 18 9:00 a.m. CST. The special music for the program, one of the oldest on the air, will Include the hymns, "The Heavens Are Beolaring," "Behold a Stranger at the Door" and "There Is a Green Hill," sung by the Radio Choristers under the direction of George Shackley, "The National Radio Pulpit" is presented weekly by NBC and the Federal Oounoil of the Churches otCbmt In America, featuTini the noted pastor of Now Yorl Oity'a Christ Church. marked the first anniversary of the Pella Kiwanis Club. Below may be found the nominating ballot upon which preference may be expressed. Any citizen of Pella or surrounding community may vote. The votes will be collected in a box at Tho Chronicle office after the ballot has appeared twice, in the issues of November 15th and November 22nd. The box will then be opened by the Award Committee and the selection will be made upon the evidence presented by the voters. ^ifi ?4t j)^ A charivari backfires! Friends of Keith Logan and his bride of Salem stopped up the Logan fluo causing smoke to pour into the house. Keith's mother, thinking that a fire had started, called tho fire department and brought out the truck and volunteer firemen in quick order. Keith and his bride were not at the Logan home but the friends found them at the Dewey Pickard farm and received the treats sought at their original destination. Total rainfall in Pella Nov. 1 was .9 of an inch, the 8th, 1.26 and the 12th .23. Total 1.61 in., according to H. K. Pals. Nomination Ballot for Outstanding Community Service For tho outstanding lady in community service for 1944 I nominate-------------------------------____because of her service in the following organizations-----___________ For the outstanding gentleman in Community Service for 1D44 I nominate---------------------------,-because of his service in the following organlzattona__________________ Signed- .i ;