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Sioux Center News (Newspaper) - February 23, 1977, Sioux Center, Iowa The Sioux Center news published in Sioux Center Iowa volume 84, number 8 wednesday february 23, 1977 weather report Dale 2-14 2-15 2-16 2-17 2-18 2-19 2-20 High Low Precup. 29 19 26 45 46 38 40 s -1 -5 24 22 14 20 .03 0 .03 0 t t 0 compiled by Henry Baker Center township totals $1,555 in Appeal drive Center township 1977 combined Appeal contributions totalled $1555.00. Solicitors were the Peter Van Beeks John Xestras Lawrence greens theron Mulders Alfred de Jongs Henry byes Charles kleins Dick frankens and Alfred Devries. Chairman this year was Allan Sneller vice chairman Owen Dykshoorn treasurer mrs. Alfred de Vries and Secretary mrs. Theron Mulder. The receipts will be shared by 8 organizations that Are largely dependent upon Public donations for support. These Are american cancer society Sioux county retarded children s association american red Cross Iowa children s Home easter seals society for crippled children and adults Florence Crittenton March of dimes and Hope Haven. Bircher Tell news cd solicits business Aid outlines initial direction by Wayne v. Dot Nowski the Central business development cd committee of Sioux Center met tuesday feb. 15 night and Drew a Strong segment of the so business Community. Those in attendance heard a summation report with some changes at the end the group voted on a proposed action led by businessman Dan Deruyter and the motion carried. The meeting deemed a Success furthered the life of cd and More importantly revealed that there was a Strong interest in seeing the downtown business area renovated. Amont the changes noted in the committee s report was that of parking and rerouting of traffic. Deruyter who has advocated the elimination of employer employee vehicles from the downtown business mainstream again reiterated his suggestion. He said that there were too Many vehicles owned by employers and employees of downtown businesses that were taking up potential customer parking spots. Change this trend he said and the business District would see immediate results. Although no direct action was taken concerning the Deruyter proposal the committee said that they had looked into this and said that the search for additional parking is on their priority list. To emphasize their study concerning parking the committee said they had talked with the first Christian reformed Church the latter giving their Don t slant it too badly by Dennis Durband meeting amidst a shroud of confusion and deception the John Birch society gathered to hear mrs. Nancy rider speak on the survival of the family at the Sioux Center Christian school wednesday night. Despite saturating the area with the knowledge that mrs. Rider would appear to discuss the attack on the family unit and the equal rights amendment not a word was seen or heard concerning the Birch society s sponsorship of the featured speaker. Entering such a meeting unknowingly an objective person soon became sceptical with a basketball game going on Down the Hall the shoved into a Corner room location of the meeting and the instructions of the members Don t slant it too the Birch society certainly has a Way of dumping doubt and controversially on your Lap. The first fifteen minutes of the program featured local Birch society chapter members walking around the room looking As paranoid As anyone the featured speaker mrs. Rider browsing among the audience Linn our cog at Shelra a16%fh3 not ii " r " about the Only thing to do was to read the jobs hand out which contained statements like these i have stood aside and watched while the once greatest most civilized and most humane nation in history was being converted into a Jungle. I have stood aside and watched while this land of the free and Home of the Brave was being conditioned by traitors to seek peace at any Price even at the Price of Independence and Freedom. Commentary i have stood aside and watched while our courts encouraged and our press glorified the beasts of crime who have spread riots vandalism robbery and murder across our land. I have stood aside and watched while our whole great system of Public education has been turned into a propaganda Agency for revolution and a spawning ground for drug addiction sex abuse and crime. I have stood aside and watched while meretricious scoundrels using our television Media our motion picture screens our news stands and All other available Means have contrived to bring about a breakdown of morality that is reducing millions of americans to the level of lower animals. I have stood aside and watched while the Basic human loyalties loyalty to god loyalty to country and loyalty to family were being destroyed by evil forces which now permeate every segment of american life. And i have had enough. 1 am Only one person but i shall no longer refuse to get what about you How much longer will you stand aside the pamphlet also included communist objectives in the United states greatly expanded government spending for National defense As wastefully As possible. Higher and then much higher taxes. An increasingly unbalanced budget. Wild inflation of our currency. Government controls of prices wages and materials. Greatly increased socialistic controls Over every operation of our Economy and every activity of our daily lives. Far More centralization of Power in Washington and the practical elimination of state lines.,. The steady Advance of Federal Aid to and control Over our educational system leading to Complete federalization of our Public education. 1 continued on Page 4 Rock rapids joins n West Iowa peach corporation the Northwest Iowa peach this week added the Lyon county reporter of Rock rapids Iowa to membership in the popular Northwest Iowa advertising supplement. The reporter brings to the peach an additional 3,160 paid circulation and an estimated additional 1,640 readers which Means that the Northwest Iowa peach now has 24,173 paid circulation every week and an estimated 96,225 readers based on an average of 4 readers for each newspaper subscription. Northwest Iowa peach now has 13 member newspapers highest in its 11-year history. The peach appears in every copy of every member paper giving it the largest circulation by far of any newspaper shopper or any other publication or broadcast Media in the four counties of Lyon Osceola o Brien and Sioux plus adjoining parts of Minnesota South Dakota and other Iowa counties. Since it was organized in augus of 1966, the peach has grown until it is now regularly 20 to 24 pages packed with advertising of interest to Farmers and townspeople auctions for Sale ads entertainment special merchandise sales and so on. People of Northwest Iowa have come to look upon the peach As their most dependable source of advertising for thorough wide area coverage i persons wishing to place ads in the peach May do so at the office of any member news paper. Deadline for ads is monday morning each week. The peach appears in the wednesday or thursday Issue of its member papers. Peach papers Are Lyon county Lyon county reporter Rock rapids West Lyon Herald Inwood. Osceola county Ocheyedan press Ocheyedan Melvin news Melvin Sibley Gazette & Tribune Sibley. O Brien county Hartley Sentinel Hart Ley Sanborn Pioneer Sanborn o Brien county Bell Primghar Sheldon mail Sioux county Sioux Center news Sioux Center Hospers press Hospers Sioux Coli qty Index reporter Hull Rock Valley Bee Rock Valley. Sioux Center and general last Friday a Sioux Center delegation visited a the Low array National guard officials in Des Moines regarding a future possible set for the guard m Sioux Center. Clockwise Phi Vermeer Ben Jans Del Tepaske Gen. Joseph May Darrel remind Paul Clousing col. Robert Barker col Paul Woods and Gen Ronald Wordin. Please see Story on Page 4.,. Permission to use the parking lot directly East of Woodland for use by customers. The change added to the committee s report followed. This involved the changing of 3rd Street West of Hwy. 75, to a one Way Avenue with traffic travelling East. It would involve one Block Only from Hwy. 75 West to 1st Avenue West the report said. Diagonal parking would still be used As it is now. The other Points in the report were concerned with Public signs the formation of a truck route and finally the method if any in which the businessmen would wish to go were a general Accord come about among them. The methods recommendations was discussed at length and the committee allowed four proposals to the group present. Methods or financing came under what chairperson Lee Plasier termed these were outlined As a the creation of self supporting municipal Agency b tax increment financing c use of Federal Revenue sharing funds and d search for possible Federal programs. That May exist. It was at this time that the group was asked to vote on one of the proposals that of creating a self supporting municipal Agency to solicit funds from among the businessmen. The move supported was initially questioned and discussed. Thereafter Dan Deruyter proposed to the committee that they and the group vote on accepting both tax increment financing and the use of Federal Revenue sharing funds Albig with the municipal Agency concept. There was wide support to accept All three clauses. Cd which seeks to redevelop the Sioux Center downtown business area began its quest last May 1976. From that Point a number of meetings were held along with Independent investigations by outside agencies the latter involved the search for a feasible plan of building renovation As Well As a study on the various financial Steps to be taken in order to see the development reach a beginning. The committee is comprised of three persons Lee Plasier chairperson Jim Hars Kamp and Paul Clousing. The three were appointed to the committee by the business men continued on Page 4 cd plans studied Andrew Vermeer Jim Stachour Pau Moerman Del Tepaske and Karen Netjes All Sioux Center business people study the layout plan presented by the cd organization last week. Please see accompanying Story on this Page sheriff s office gains county shop loses by Kerry Kircher Sioux county sheriff Jim Schwiesow reported tuesday that the sheriffs office has hired new office Heip with Federal funds provided by the comprehensive employment training act Ceta. Schwiesow said Mary Gunther 61, of be Mars was hired last week to handle general office duties in the sheriffs office. Schwiesow seemed enthusiastic about the hiring of Gunther. She s spent 15 years at a be Mars medical clinic As a receptionist and bookkeeper he said. When questioned As to her age Schwiesow said that is absolutely no problem. You d have to meet the Gal to know what i Ceta will provide Complete funding for seven months for the new office help after which time re application will have to be made for funding on a month to month basis. Culver adds Howell to area staff  senator John a Culver a Iowa announced tuesday that he has added a professional Community development specialist to his Iowa staff. Culver said George Howell currently director of planning and Community development in Council Bluffs will work with regional councils citizens groups and mayors to increase their ability to utilize Federal Community development programs. Howell 34, has headed Council Bluffs con Unity development Effort since August 1975. He holds a . Degree in Urban planning from Michigan state University and is a member of the National association of housing and redevelopment officials the american society of planning officials and the International City managers association. Culver said Howell will serve to coordinate information coming both to and from Iowa communities. He will work to keep them aware of Federal programs that May help with a particular local need and to gather information As to How Federal programs Are affecting our state s cities towns and Countie Schweisow also said he had submitted a request for special service funding to the Ceta office in Des Moines. The request is for funds to hire a third Deputy for Sioux county. The question of a third Deputy for Sioux county has been the subject of some debate Between the sheriff and the Board of supervisors recently. However when asked about the possible county appropriations for a 3rd Deputy shoud Ceta funding fall through Schwiesow said "1 have had encouraging conservations with Schimmel and Jonker on the question of a 3rd Arie Schimmel is the supervisor from Sioux Center and Clarence Jonker is the supervisor from Orange City., Schwiesow also denied rumours that he is resigning to accept another position. Schwiesow admitted receiving other offers but said i be considered them and rejected them i m sticking with the Job he said. Road department shop at Rock Valley resigned last Friday feb. 11ending 26 years of continuous employment with Sioux county. I Brandes said he resigned because he was tired of being caught in the Middle of disputes Between the Sioux county supervisors and the men of his shop three members of the Rock Valley shop recently lost their jobs with the county one find a alleged misuse of funds and numerous grievances have been filed in the last several months on behalf of the Crew members at Rock Valley. I be quit on Good terms with both the men and the supervisors though he added. Brands began working for the county the Day after he graduated from High school and 1951. He became Foreman of the Rock Valley shop in 1962. Brands said he had obtained another position but refused to discuss the details of the new Job. Area news in Brief Orange cloy Maria de Vries the daughter of or. And mrs. George de Vries was crowned Queen of the 1977 Tulip festival in a pageant at the town Hall feb 9. Orange City Ray Conley Iowa general counsel for the american federation of state county and municipal employees claimed that Sioux county s relationship to its county employees is the worst existing in the state. Conley also accused the county Board of supervisors with undertaking a concerted Campaign to discourage county employees from collective bargaining. The charges came at last week s Board of supervisors meeting. Be Mars Norbert Ruhland has been hired by the Plymouth county conservation commission As a Park Ranger. The 27-year old be Mars Man is a graduate of be mar scentral High school and a 1975 graduate of West mar Sheldon the o Brien county Board of supervisors experienced a great Deal of difficulty in finding a company to accept its application for county insurance but finally reached an agreement with the general casualty company. However the county will have to pay some $100,000--nearly double the 1976 the Boyden Hull school Board decided in its meeting last week monday to Send All elementary students of the same Grade level to the same attendance Center. Results of this decision will Send All students in grades one to three to the Hull Center and fourth and fifth Grade students to the Boyden Center. Presently these classes Are a Silak chemical company warehouse was destroyed by fire last week monday. Vat was the second Silak fire in less than a year As fire destroyed the old Plant last Spring. A

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