Spirit Lake Beacon, February 28, 1952

Spirit Lake Beacon

February 28, 1952

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Spirit Lake Beacon (Newspaper) - February 28, 1952, Spirit Lake, Iowa DEPT OF HISTORY and ARCHIVES Comp Spirit Lake Churches Hold Day of Prayer Bmcwt VOLUME 82 NUMBER 9 OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR SPIKIT LAKE AND DICKINSON COUNTY Lenten Series Opens At Methodist Church THURSDAY FEBRUARY 28 1952 Spirit Lake is Cast as Underdog In District Tournament Tuesday Indians Advance Meet Tornadoes At Spencer HS Sectional Game on Sports Page The Spirit Lake Indians will be cast in the role of underdogs Tuesday when they once again tangle with the Tornadoes of Storm Lake The two teams winners in their respective sectional contests meet at p m at Spencer high school in the district contest Storm Lake is favored to win the class A section of the contest should it be able to clear Spirit Lake a team which has fallen victim twice this year to the Tor nadoes Spirit Lake gained a berth in the district contest by defeating Sibley Friday night 56 to 42 The win earned the Indians the title of champions of the class A sectional at Lake Park Play in the class A district tournament at Spencer will begin at p m Monday when Sheldon and Emmetsburg meet Both of those teams also are in the Lakes conference Decides Championship Winner of the Spirit Lake Storm Lake game and winner of the SheldonEmmetsburg game will play at p m Friday to decide the championship The champ then will play in the sub state tourney which begins March Class AA and class B tourna ments also are being held at Spencer with Milford being an other representative of the area Milford was crowned champion of the class B sectional at Spenc er Saturday by virtue of its 41 to 24 defeat of Royal Milford meets Webb at 7 p m Tuesday in the Spencer district tourney Hull plays Harris at p m Monday in the class B contest The champion will be decided in a game between the winnersat 7 p mFriday enrollment has moved Spencer Into the class AA bracket Spencer tangles with Sioux City Sheelan at p m Wednes day in the only class A A game of the tournament The winner automatically advances to the substate tourney Coach John Webbs Spirit Lakers are determined to give the Storm Lake crew a rougher go this time than when the two teams met at Storm Lake Heights Clamp Combine Height and a clamp on Dee Dickinson the locals chief point maker combined to give Storm Lake a 51 to 29 win Observers believe this battle will be a good one despite the last onesided loss to Storm Lake They point to a reputation the Indians have when it comes to tournament play They add that Dick Thoreson showed his ability against Sibley and may repeat They also see a better night for Dec than when the two teams last met They hint that an upset may be in the making City Police Arrest Sioux Falls Man On Check Charge Don W Baumgardner of Sioux Falls was being held in Spirit Lake city jail Wednesday noon on a charge of passing two worth less checks here He was arrested shortly after midnight in Estherville by Sheriff Emlet Twito at the request of Spirit Lak Police Officer Ivyl Armentrout Armentrout and E L Eddy owner of Blue Room tavern one of the two persons cashing the checks traced Baumgardner through Worthington Sibley and finally Estherville Police said Baumgardner also used the alias of D B Whyte In other action this week Spir THE SPIRIT LAKE INDIANS winners in the Lake Park sectional meet favored StormLake Tuesday1 night in the district tournament at Spencer after pounding Sibley 56 to 42 Friday Left to rightf front row are Tom Naber Dick Thoreson Dick Osgerby Dee Dickinson Bill Klesath Bob Wellsij second row Kendall Wicks Dean Hummel Jim Van Voorhis Ray Parsons Jim Houchins Jerrtt Kidd Paul Netsch Bob Dare top row Coach John Webb Steve Rose Dick Hutchinson Dick Brown Ralph Stanton Gordon Anderson and Dean Laun assistant coach Beacon Photo Republican Farm Council Plans 2County Meeting Next Week Bob Arthur district cochair man of the Republican Farm council today announced that a special meeting for Dickinson and Clay counties will be held at 8 p m next Wednesday in the Memorial church basement at Milford Bob Fischer vicechairman of the statewide group will be the principal speaker All farmers and Republicans nterested in abetter government and the newly developed Repub lican farm council are urged to attend this v meeting Arthur said The council is organized by a group of interested Republicans rom over the state Its function s to develop a farm program for he Republican party The group has been active in working on he program for the past two it Lake police Arrested Clifford Weaver Spirit Lake on a charge of oper ating a motor vehicle while in toxicated He was arrested by Jerry Kelley chief of police at 2 a m Saturday Arrested Paul Bradshaw 01 Montgomery at 10 a m Friday a charge of running a stop sign He was arrested by Armen trout Ho paid a fine of and costs in the court ot Mayor L P Phelps Tickets Available for Lincoln Day Dinner Tickets for the Lincoln Day dinner in Des Moines March 4 are being sold by three county Republicans In Spirit Lake Fred Webe has tickets available Floyd Blads of Milford and Ray Goodell of Lake Park are alsc local Republicans ex pected to attend are Rep and joe Bevini and Mrs Walter Bedell ears Arthur emphasized the time elements importance He ex plained the meeting is to bejust two days before precinct cauc uses He said the speaker will dicuss problems of how a farm1 program Is drafted who is behind it and its purposes Objectives the council hopes to attain Arthur said are these The protection of human rights of individuals and pro motion of the principles of free dom equality and justice upon which this government was founded i iDavelop and j sound agricultural policy as It to our domestic andour inter national economy And to collect and distribute accurate information concerning governmental and political af fairs Arthur urged all farmers in cluding young fanners and vet erans to be present and take part in the meeting HARRY SM1THERS Scout chairman Choose Smithers to Head Scout District Work as Chairman Harry Smithers Spirit Lake has begun duties as council camp district chairman Prairie Gold area council Boy Scouts of Amer ica following his election last Wednesday Selected as district vice chair man was Hubert Dougherty Estherville On motion of a nominating committee of L C Rovn Edward Thoreson Glen Carver Dr F V Maytum and Jack Meyer the following commissioners and members at large were appointed District commissioners Dr K L Clayton chairman Mel Houser Dr Lester District members on commit tees Organization and extension Albert Woolridge chairman Stan ley Smith Carl Oehl leadership and training O C Gibson Francis Shaddle Dale Lundstrom finance Ted Barbee Paul Rob inson health and safety Louie Dean George Hagerman camp Ing and activities Peter Ains worth Elmer McKlnney Manuel Stavros advancement Reverend Leeds Evard Williams Father Zinsen District members at large are K B Welty Reverend Crocker and Reverend John DeLong Methodists to Hold Special Series of Lenten Services A series of special Lenten services o be held on Thursday evenings will begin tonight al the Spirit Lake Methodist church Reverend Robert urocker pastor has announced Speaker will be Reverend John De Long pastor of the Methorifst church in In following weeks the speak ers will alternate with the local pastor Reverend Crocker On March 6 Reverend Crocker will speak on the theme Two Basins March 13 speaker will be Reverend Joseph Castle minister of Union Memorial church Mil ford In the lost week of March the Lenten series will be combined with the Methodist forum series This service will be the evening of March 24 Reverend Donald R Crocker Champaign 111 wiil be speaker A candlelight communion ser vice and reception of members will be held on Maundy Thurs day April 10 2 Lake Park Girls I Are Candidates for FB Scholarships Two Lake Park high school senior girls have been selected candidates from Dickinson coun ty for scholarships offered by the Farm Bureau women of Iowa They are Rena Kinkade who makes her home with Mrs Orvllfe Turner and Kathryn Ingwerseg daughter of Julius Ingwersen according to Mrs Emory Kiger county scholarship chairman Their selection was made Kiwanians Seek Use of Fluoride In Citys Water Dentists Hold Survey Of Childrens Teeth Seek Council Okay Action to bring about fluorid ation of drinking water in Spirit Lake was being set into motion triis week under sponsorship of jciwanis club The communitys four dentists Pr Burton Newell Dr C E Rector Dr R C Johnson and ir F V Maytum were conduct Ing a survey Tuesday and Wed fcesday of condition of childrens teethin kindergarten and prim ary grades Results of the survey were to be tabulated and forwarded to the state department of health Kiwanls club also was planning to request a special meeting of the Spirit Lake city council to get atentative okay to go ahead tbe project Members sought quick action as ic deadline is Saturday for get ingstate approval and thus state tftoney for installing needed quipment It was explained that the state epartment of public health would ay the cost which amounts to everal hundreds of dollars pro id ed the city council approved nd the dental survey completed y March 1 Dentists dental organizations 3uMic health authorities and members of the medical profes ion are almost unanimous in approving use of fluorides in Irinking water supply to cut de jay in childrens teeth SummariBe Possibilities Its possibilities were siunmar zed in a manual prepared by he council of dental health of he American Dental association n July 1951 The manual said in part Dental and public health authorities and organizations strongly recommend the fluorid ation of public water supplies that artdeficient In fluoride In the early part of July 1951 102 cities one county and two Bill Yager Makes Legislature Bid Monday night at a meeting 6 the nominatingcommittee in the Farm Bureau building the committee for eration The state group will mee March ll to compare quallfica tions of county winners A group of 36 finalists will be chosen and invited to Des Moines for j personal Interview with the com mlttee From that group 18 wil win scholarships The scholarships defray a considerable portion of the persons expenses during a i two year rural education curriculum They are paid for by donations from Farm Bueau women Members of the local commit tee who have nominated the two Lake Park girls include Mrs Kiger Mrs Robert Perkins Estherville Ed Blackert Spitii Lake Superintendent James Smith of Superior schools Sup erintendent E DBalrd Dickin son county schools Superinten dent R L Kinkead of Terrll and Reverend N S Park Grote o Records License A marriage license issued to Lester G Beuthien Round Lake Minn and Mary Ann Schreiber Jackson Minn has been record ed in the office of County Clerk A L Stephenson W A Bill Yager Spirit Lake this week announced his candi dacy for the Democratic nomina tion fromthe 47th Iowa senator ial district The announcement came from Harold Ohlson Dem ocratic county chairman Nomination papers for the former representative from this area were being distributed Mon day Ohlson said He has been spending the winter in New Braunfels Texas and will return the last part of March to conduct his campaign Ohlson also announced the appointment of Dr K L Clayton of Spirit Lake as treasurer of the Demorcratic county organization He was appointed by the county committee to succed John Bartow of Arnolds Park who has moved to Washington The 47th Iowa senatorial dist rict is made up of Dickinson Clay and OBrien counties Senator Harry Watson Republican in cumbent has announced he will seek the Republican nomination Yager retired as state repre sentative in 1943 to seek election as senator He is a longtime resident of Dickinson county and for the past W A YAGER seeks Demo bid several years has been engaged in the real estate business schools were known to be using flaoridation Scores of others are mylftng final to do thing new to water Actually people In many parts of the world have used watercontaining fluoride for many decades Furthermore the amount recom mended is considerably lower than millions of people are using R R CORNELL headc Young GOP daily A fluoride concentration of one part per million has been the the 4 More Youths Get Notice of Induction Four more youths have received notice of induction into the arm ed services They will leave next Wednesday They are Virgil Schmeling and Glenn Stanton of Spirit Lake Merwin Long of Milford and Max Murray of Okobojl Kiwanians See Film A film on need for highway modernization combined with re commendations for action was shown Kiwanis club members Thursday at their noon luncheon meeting in Antlers hotel The film was made available through Fred K Thomas Inc The film stressed the urgent need for building a highway system adequate for the mount ing volume of car and truck traffic accepted as optimum for northcentral section of United States There Is no evidence that harmful effects will result from fluoridation when the recom mended fluoride concentrations are maintained Machinery and equipment commonly used in water plants can be easily adapted to fluorida tion Safeguards Not Costly Suitable safeguards should be used in fluoridation just as pre cautions are taken In all water plant operations These controls are no more difficult or costly for fluoridation than for other water treatment processes The cost is relatively small considering Its benefits Cost of equipment ranges from several hundred dollars for a small town to about for a city of 2500000 persons The cost of the compounds varies from 4 cents to 14 cents per person per yar depending on type used In an average life time the cost to the individual would be for an expected 67 percent caries protection against Fluoridatlcn is not a cureall Tooth decay will not be completely eliminated Other dental conditions in addition to a certain amount of tooth decay still wiil require the attention of the dentist and the observance of other dental health practices Reduction in dental caries has been reported in all communities in which study projects have been undertaken There have been no negative results et April Deadline or Palmer Contest On History of Area Final date for filing entries in he C E Faimer Great Lakes istory award contest will be pril 4 Mrs Mary Dixon junio igh English teacher In charge f the contest said today Six prizes will be awarded fo xcellence In the study of th listory of this region as shown jy entries in three divisions Th iVisions are essays oneact plays and drawings First prize in each division is Second prize is Judging will be by local persons yetto be chosen Mrs Dixon said The awards are given each year oy Palmer formerly a resident of Spirit Lake now president and publisher of the Texarkana Gaz ette and Texarkana Dally News bounty Jail Unfit or Prisoners nspectors Say Grand Jury Outlines Recommendations Court Term Opens The Dickinson county grand ury has again found the county ail to be unfit ior detention of prisoners Jury members submitted a report condemning the jail Tuesday as the February term of district court was officially open ed The report was the only action taken by the grand Jury before ts dismissal by Judge Fred M Hudson No cases were brought1 before it Petit jurors will report at 10 a m next Tuesday The district court has a docket of 17 cases ncliiding three persons facing criminal charges of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated The grand jurys report folioW ed an inspection of the jail It is similar to ones issued by grand juries for the last several It recommended that 1 The local board of health make an inspection Structure Weak 2 Eaves be repaired to avoid water seepage and loose bricks be mortared and pointed Jiip Failure to do this over a period of years has resulted in deterior ation of interior plaster and weakening of the jail structure 3 A separate unit be installed so that a person entering the jail will have some observation of prisoners before entering where they the are RR Young Republicans R R Bob Cornell Spiri Lake was elected chairman o the Dickinson county Youn Republicans at the annual meet ing of the organization Friday night in the home of Jack Bedell He succeeds Bedell who wai chairman of the group the las two years Cornells term will be for two years Initial plans Cornell said are to expand the organization and to work on getting young Repub licans to take part in coming precinct and county conventions Other officers elected included Mrs Jean Arthur vice chairman and Elaine Hoien secretarytreas urer Roy J Smith state represent ative from Dickinson county and candidate for renomination on the Republican ticket was princi pal speaker He explained the party nomination system includ ing mechanics of caucuses and conventions Members of the group decided to take a neutral stand on the Elsenhower vs Taft controversy The organization was recently chartered by the state group It is believed to have been the first one chartered in the eighth district Members attending were Mr and Mrs Jack Bedell Mr and Mrs R R Cornell Mr and Mrs Blalne Helen Berkley Bedell Mr and Mrs Robert Arthur Dr A L Klein Mr and Mrs Harlan Mitchell of Lake Park Mr and Mrs Jack Tatman of Superior and Mrs Beverly Kubeck of Okobojl In a letter Palmer said to Mrs Dlxon I think the history of Spirit Lake and Dickinson county and areais very Interesting arid instructive and well worth study by school children My father Eber Palmer moved to Spirit Lake the year after the Indian massacre in the early 1860s Theres but one survivor of that massacre a little girl who was taken captive by the Indians and kept with them for a year or more I saw her many times when I was a child and her conversation about her experiences with the Indians was very interesting My father was the towns Treasurer Records New Vehicle Sales New vehicles registered in the office of Dickinson County Treas urer O W Parsons last week Irst dealer In farm implements ut lost his business when the rasshoppers ate up all the crops n that section He was Spirit Lakes postmaster for about 12 years I personally can remember when the first railroad was built there and the Hotel Orleans wasi built on the lake shore and was for many years one of the lead ing resorts in the state I can also remember how plentiful game and fish were then and the almost unbelievable catches of fish which could be made in a very short time A study of the history of that section should prove very Interesting and instructive to the school children same room confined 4 AH cooking utensils be Kept in the separate cell unit and rhat access be given to only one person 5 Some form of communication be installed between the jail and the sheriffs office home or other parties 6 At least one other toilet unit a shower and hot water facilities be installed The jury also recommended fuelsaving devices including arrangement of the upper part of the jail so it could be shutoft when not in use investigation of the possibility of converting the f uel sy stem suJatingthe roof bwtaB a false celling Costs a Month Present cost of heating the Jail was estimated at a month The report was signed by R E McDowell Jury foreman The grand jury will be on call for the remainder of the year It will serve for all the court terms Four persons called were excused by Judge Hudson They are Viola Livingston Milford W H Jones Lakeville O A EMckson Okobojl and Betty Johnson Richland Cases scheduled be heard by the court according to Court Clerk A L Stephenson are OMVI charges against Miller Ole Martin and Stanley Board Board of Approval Maps County Road Program Change Meeting Date The meeting of Twilight Lodge scheduled for Friday has been postponed until March 7 Second degreeswill be conferred on Paul Farmer of Waterloo and Ted Lynn of Spirit Lakis Members are urged to attend The Dickinson County road program for 1952 to be con structed in 1953 was drawn up by members of the board of approval at the groups annual meeting Tuesday in the Spirit Lake city hall The 32 persons attending in cluding representatives from each township and interested persons also heard an explanatory talk on the stabilized graveling system for rural roads given by John Hymans road contractor from Hull Meeting chairman was Minor Jones supervisor R A Furmfcn county engineer served as mod erator Road work approved by the board to be completed in 1953 Includes Superior township grade and gravel one mile betwMn 22 and 15 Stiver repair two and naif through 14 33f 34 Lake vine township grade and gravel one mile between sections 30 and 31 Center Grove township grade and gravel one mile be tween sections 32 and 33 Richland township grade and gravel about three quarters of a mile between section 20 and 29 Milford townahip grade and gravel about one mile between sections 34 and 35 Westport township grade and gravel one mile on south side of section 32 In cooperation with Clay county Hymans explained that the stabilized graveling process new in the area is being tried on an experimental basis in several nearby counties purpose he said is to pro Tide a durable road surface more efficientthan the presentgravel f It waspointedout that Hraffie and Is grave to the point of impracticalIty Present day vehicles throw gravel off the roads making endless repairs necessary Hymans said the stabilized gravel system employs a mixture of clay gravel and calcium chloride He said a sample of the road Is a stretch five miles long In OBrien county loci ted one mile east and five miles north of Hartley This system he said is a start In the rglht direction It dustless needs little repair and serve as a basis for blacktop ping later if desired Hymans estimated the cost of an experimental stretch of 32 miles in Clay county to be about a mile Approximate mixture he said is 436 yards of clay 1500 yards of gravel to 14 torn rf calcium otoloride This driving of About thrje to ncluded Cadillac Judd Lake Luke Weed Spirit Nash Fay Lynn Spirit Chevrolet C S Arnold Lake Park Chevrolet A Stolten berg Lake Park and Ford Wllma Rohlf Spirit Lake Ford Vincent J Stallman Everly Pontiac Harold Recher Lake Park Chevrolet John E Kuehl Lake Park Pontiac Ernest Synerson Spirit Lake and White Arnold Grain and Livestock company Lake Park Milford Man Wins Bronze Star Medal Sgt Warren L Whitmer of Milford has been awarded the Bronze Star medal for meritor ious service during eight months of Korean combat Whitmer who was rotated to the United States In July was a member of headquarters and headquarters company 7th in fantry regiment 3d Division The decoration was presented in recognition of his service be Nov 17 1950 and July 18 He also tbe Combat Infantryman badge Area Churches Join In Special Services Of Prayer Friday Under sponsorship of the Unit ed Council of Church Women Friday Feb 29 has been desig nated as World Day of Prayer In 1952 A special service will be held in the Presbyterian church in SpiritlAke beginning at 2 p m Five Protestant churches of the community will participate in the annual event Originally the service was to be conducted in the Baptist church but due to furnace trouble the location was changed Mrs John Russell 1952 gen eral chairman has arranged for the program assisted by Mrs David Ainsworth Mrs J M Tritle VIrs Orvllle Fliss and Reverend Norman Werner The five church es participating are St Albans Episcopal Presbyterian Method ist Baptist and Christian and Missionary Alliance The Feb 29 World Day of Prayer will be observed in 17000 communities across the U S as well as in 104 overseas count ries Criminal Kenneth Frondahl man Law Olson v board of supervisors for damages In con demnation of property for road purposes Axel Anderson v TSd ward Daly damages auto accid ent T J Relth v C E Brown damages auto accident J R Watkins company v Earl Smith and others account Elizabeth Henry v Earl Wallway damages personal injury due to trial Dale Pitcher v David Kelnsheimer account Dale Pitcher v Axel Anderson account Spencer Adjustment bureau v Marvin and Mrs Marv in Peterson account R K Woodrum v Vern Schwarzen bach account Anna Trebbein v Hiram and Hertha Trebfaien judgment and decree Grandy PrattCotton v Arnolds Park Amusement corporation Inc commission Superior Cooperative Elevator company v Swanson Brothers account Equity Clint Murray and others v John Reddick and others asks injunction to restrain defendants from being on certain property Mamie Schwldder v Fred Schwidder asks divorce Cites L R Norman For Long Service As Case Co Dealer L R Norman of Norman Motor company has been 10 years service awarded a recognition Offerings at the World Day of Prayer service In this country last year totaled over and were divided equally between the Division of Foreign Missions and the Division of Home Missions They aid in work among foreign students and help In the ministry to migrant farm workers share croppers and American Indians Interdenominational Christian colleges in the Orient receive assistance and the collections also aid in providing literature to women and children abroad World Day of Prayer la now in its 65th year plaque from the J i Case com pany The award for outstanding service to farmers as a Case dealer was made at a special luncheon Friday in Des Moines Branch Manager Holmes in making the award pointed out that the change from manual to mechanized agri culture in the past quarter a century has been one of the major factors in making the American standard of living what it is today The farm equipment dealer he said has done much to foster this agriculture development and to make this country the world leader in food production even though less than 20 percent of the population is on the farm The Case company which has manufactured farm machinery since 1842 presented 71 in the Des Moines branch uttw ;