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Sioux Center News (Newspaper) - June 16, 1955, Sioux Center, Iowa A Buckskin Clad character out of the of Frontier history has suddenly come Back to life to become Young americas new Davy Crockett has soared to greater Fame than he Ever enjoyed in his own becoming a legendary hero than Danl Lewis and Clark and All the Hes getting credit for performing feats he undoubtedly never even dreamed of attempt theres no question that he was a great frontiersman in his but its somewhat doubtful that his life was Long enough to do All that they now say he he was a real and a Brave so let our Small Fry imitate him in Hes a better idol than the Lone Ranger and a Host of others that have had their a real Buckskin Clad frontiers Man came into my life when i was a at least i think he was what he posed to recalled himself Parson Bob and he was dressed like Buffalo in fringed leather a Buckskin shirt and jacket and wore a flowing White Chin whiskers and shoulder length he had been an Indian fighter on the Western he and the Stor ies of his experiences were indeed Bob appeared in our town late in the fall and i believe he stayed around until after the salvation army provided him with lodging and gave him Many of his he was old enough to have fought in the Indian and there were Many adults who believed his the old gentle Man seemed to love an and when he got started telling about the Early Days on the fron tier he one time he showed up at our boy scout troop meeting and monopolized the entire he showed us one scarred Arm where an Arrow had entered at the wrist and come out at his he showed us Bullet wounds in his legs and a knife wound behind his right if this Man want a Veteran of in Dian he certainly could have been for All the scars he he was a dramatic Story when he got wound up on a tale his Cane became his he would drop to his Knees behind a chair and Knock indians off their horses faster than we could count then he would get up flushed and and As he caught his breathe would show us his scars the old Guy disappeared As mysteriously As he had and i have often wondered what be came of he was a character out of the and in the 1920s he could have been what he said he was of the last surviving Indian fighters of the Western quite a program is shaping up again this year for the Sioux county some Fine evening entertainment is being arranged and the livestock and girls project displays will be bigger and better than in any previous if you Haven better draw circles around the fair 10 and you wont want to miss these its an unjust world the big cars Are usually bought by elderly gentlemen who Are no longer interested in Speed or girls Young folks have to try to figure out How be Able to earn a living for about 45 years before be eligible for a while those of pension age wonder How much longer be Able to work before finally having to accept retirement girls want to be older until they Are older and then they want to be younger All of us have so Many Troub Les of our own were Seldom will ing to share somebody else people who have no Fame try to get in the while those who have it Are continually trying to get out of it no wonder the world is in such a state of three thousand bullheads were planted in the Sandy hollow Pool the other Day by the state Conser vation they were put there to replace a few of the other fish that have been caught in re cent including that six Pound Bass Vern Mouw pulled out a few weeks Gene Sioux centers wildlife says in a year or two those Bull Heads should be Large enough to keep quite a few kids Busy with Cane the Goodwill industries has asked us to convey again its sin Cere appreciation for the splendid response by Sioux Center people to its Appeal for cast off items of helping these drives Means both the prac Tice of Thrift and in the painless and believe the Goodwill industries personnel appreciate what we Tegrotenhuis reunion the Tegrotenhuis family re Union will be held june at the Orange City Park beginning at 6 u7c wins Power Mower the Power Mower Given by botch clothing store Here went to Carl Berkenpas of Sioux cent volume 64 number 17 Center of Sioux Iowa tit lev official cite and county newspaper june 1955 and of Crit wet link million Dollar contracts flow across Gerrit Wesselink desk in Washington a Man whose disapproval can hold up a million Dollar order for air Force supplies slipped into a tee shirt in his mothers Home Here last week and attempted to forget everything going on at his office in the Pentagon building in he was Home for a Short and with him was his scottish wife and their three and and Gerrit son of Henry Are spending about 2 weeks in Sioux Gerrits official title in Washington is associate general coun cil for procurement for the air he is directly responsible to Secretary of the air Force Harold Talbott and is in charge of the Legal aspects of contracts which will total Between 10 and 17 billion dollars this while a he enjoys the privileges and comparative pay scale of a major but he holds a Reserve commission of lieutenant colonel and came out of the army following world War ii with the rank of he had enlisted As a private shortly after the outbreak of the Harvard graduate Gerrit received his bachelors degree at Hope College in got his Law degree at Harvard in 1928 and began a general Law practice in Kansas later he practice in Chicago for 11 years before enlisting in the army air his advancement was rapid in the he received his com Mission in 1943 and was sent to Washington where he was held in the judge advocate generals of fice in charge of procurement contracts throughout the it was while in Washington that he met his future a Young lady who had lived through some of the most severe bombing raids on Lon Don and came Over to this country As an employee of the British and Wesselink was one of the very few people on the Al lied Side who knew the exact Day set for the invasion of the huge Armada across the English Channel in she also made some of the arrangements for the Quebec fitted for Job Gerrits Law practice in together with his military experience during the fitted him precisely for his present and he was asked to take Over the work immediately after being re leased from the today he is an authority on government contracts and holds a full professorship at Georgetown where he organized the govern ment contracts course for graduate Law students and teaches the subject in the Spring semester each it is an evening course and Gerrit manages to fit it into his Busy he is also on the government Security Board for Legal when congressional committees Are in question about certain air Force frequently it is Gerrit that they Call in to hardly a week goes by that he Doest testify for some committee on some question or and Wesselink make their Home at a distance from washing they belong to the metropol Itan memorial methodist Church Iri the one of washing tons largest Sioux women group makes soil conservation tour an interested group took part in the soil and water conserva Tion tour sponsored by the Sioux county women Joe Clar Extension area soil conservationist and Loren Sioux soil District conservation assisted with the Points of interest visited in the Orange City area were the terraces and contour Field divisions on the Gerrit Gucrino and a constructed grass waterway at the Henry cinders a Gully control Structure was viewed at the Mclvin Branch farm South of Mau a Fine Job of conservation work including Over four Miles of terraces was seen at the Ralph and Viola Doty farm in Washington Gerrit Hunink is the operator of the Doty a farm Pond with Banks seeded to Bird foot Trefoil was of much interest on the Fred farm near Rock after visiting the beautifully landscaped Fred Dicks the group concluded the tour with an inspection of a Bunker silo that had been recently filled with grass silage on the Elmer Den Herder farm at Sioux local cancer drive nearing completion Sioux centers cancer crusade fund reached 60 per cent of its quota last week and a Strong Effort was being made this week to wind the Campaign according to county crusade nearly All towns in the county have gone Over the top in their drives and except for Here the Campaign is about he there Are Many people who have forgotten to turn in their those who have not contributed May still do so by leaving their donation at the first National farm Bureau plans special events for county youth fair special events will be sponsored by the Sioux county farm Bur eau at the youth it was announced last there Are no age limitations for anyone living in the county who May participate in a Home Talent show to be held thursday August if there Are a sufficient number of area contests will be prior to August 11 with one of the Sites being prizes of for for second and for third will be imitations or similar Talent is being entrants should Send their names and including town to the farm Bureau office at Orange City on or before july at thursday morning the farm Bureau will sponsor a sports contest for the children and adults which will include horse shoe Ball an old fashioned picnic is planned to follow this sports event at noon with farm Bureau furnishing free Coffee and each family will bring their own picnic safety and skill will be emphasized in the tractor Rodeo at the old softball Field on the 4h is to be awarded the Winner to cover expenses to the Iowa state fair tractor any one Between the Ages of 16 and 35 is qualified to the deadline for entering the tractor Rodeo is August but the number will be limited to the first 25 3 Center attend convention Wanda Den Alice Thelma Bartels and Ruth de Zeeuw from Sioux Center were among the Many Young people who attended the state convention at this week the key speaker was Gradus Aalberts of win and recreation was also including saturday evening entertainment included a very Good Christianer saturday registrants used key labels for preparing now for ask elections preparations for conducting the annual ask elections Are now be ing made on the township level in Sioux with the Community election boards busily engaged in nominating full slates of Candi dates for Community committee the Community election boards have Only a few More Days to com plete this it was pointed out this week by Maurice county Extension director who is serving As chairman of the county ask election and John chairman of the county ask an election Board consisting of three representative Farmers has been appointed for each town the principal duty of each such Board is to nominate at least 10 candidates for membership on the ask Community committee which administers the ask Price cos sharing conservation and production adjustment pro Gram on the township each Community election Board must Complete its slate of Candi dates by june 20 so that the county ask office can print and mail out the ballots by july Farmers will then have from july 9 through july 15 to Mark and re turn their Gary Kempers gets veterinary army commission Gary son of and Gerrit Kempers of Sioux received his degree in veterinary Medicine Friday at Iowa state College at Ames and at the same time was commissioned a first lieutenant in the army veterinary Kempers was one of 202 graduates who received Christian school addition started work was started recently on the new Dollar addition to the Sioux Center Christian which will be built at the of the present when completed the school will have eight class a Kitchen and a Large Al purpose de Stigter have the Library to open in mornings Story hour for children miss Janice who graduated from a two year Normal training course at Cen trial College this will conduct a Story hour at the Library during the summer months beginning next thurs Day june 23 from 10 to 11 a in the Library sponsored by and under the supervision of the Library trus the Story hour will be Lor boys and girls in kindergarten those who were in kindergarten this past second and third beginning wednesday june the Library will be open from to Lor the summer these hours Are in addition to the usual Library hours on thursday and Satur Day afternoons and a pay Shell was set up by the trustees at the monday evening Board meeting which will in clude books in popular a Lee of ten cents per week will be charged with a two week limit on these Extension Council members elected meeting tonight Twenty three Extension Council members were elected last week in elections held in each town according to a report from the county Extension office in or Ange named to serve on the new Extension Council were the following from townships indicated Robert Buncombe Howard Capel Alvin Center Howard Eagle Joe East Orange Lambert Floyd Gordon Garfield Alvin Grant Milton Holland John Lincoln Hal Logan Roy Lynn Bob Nassau Fred Charles Reading Roy Rock Art settlers Ray Sheridan John Van Sherman Jake Sioux Jack Bush Washington John Van Welcome and John Klein West the first meeting of the Exten Sion Council will be held this eve june beginning at 8 at the farm Bureau building Orange the Iowa state College Dean of Floyd has named Alvin Mulder of Ireton As temporary chairman and Howard Benson of Ireton As temporary at the organization meeting of the Extension permanent officers will be elected and the general planning of the Extension work will be two Sioux Center students to get Sui degrees two Sioux Center students were awarded their doctor of Medicine degrees on Friday at the University of Iowa and five other students irom the county received degrees in various Fields at commencement exercises in the University Field House at the two local students Are Melvin Gesink and Warren de Kraay both have received medical other Sioux county people and the degrees they were granted include Donald Bachelor of science in Commerce Robert Vander doctor of medi Cine Nancy Bachelor of arts Robert Bachelor of science in Commerce and Peter Van Orange City Law former local pastor will preach sunday Paul Vogel of Lormer pastor of the Baptist will have charge of both services at the local Baptist Church june flute players Are needed in band three flute players Are needed to Complete the beginners band at the Sioux Center Public director Joe Wandscheer indicated he said he hoped any children who think they would like to play a flute will see him Wand Scheer said he had plenty of play ers for All other but flute players he has vow members to have Bowling Alley ready by 1 members of the veterans of foreign wars decided monday night to name the new Bowling Alley now under construction Here the Community they expect to have it ready for use the first week in Septemo in addition to the they will operate a Coffee counter in the front part of the All the Block laying was completed on the building this week and much of the roof was on the Interior will go on during the coming Paske was asked to comment briefly on the project and to encourage Community sup his endorsement follows the town of Sioux Center is Happy to Welcome this Fine new civic and Community service under the sponsorship of the the men report a generous response to their contribution but it is an ambitious project and a substantial amount is still re contributions Are solicited and Public can Contact the officers Dick de weird Carmel Law rence or Bob the pledges itself to provide a wholesome entertain ment and recreational Center for the entire and with sufficient alleys to adequately serve the it is a pleasure to see our town become Able to meet the demand for this very popular Maurice the mayor Kinsey attends Des Moines meet Kinsey of Sioux Center was one of nine superintendents in the state who serve on the planning committee of the Iowa Assn of school administrators that met in Des Moines last week to make plans for the teachers association meet ing next the group met to decide on the program and other installation held for new minister at Middleburg Church and William Kolenbrander and four Marilyn Elaine Carol and Ronald arrived in Middleburg Juno and Kolenbrander was installed that evening As pastor of the free Grace reformed Church Marion Klaaren was chairman of the installation service and other pastors of the Community took Wayne Lemmen of Hull preached the Martin Hoekman of Inwood led Devo Leroy buttress of Orange City gave the charge to the pastor and Henri Steunenberg gave the charge to the on the following tuesday evening the Kolenbrander family was entertained at a reception in the Kolenbrander was pastor of the Greenleafton Church at and also did chaplain work in the Mayo Hospital at swimming Pool fund drive nets need More help accidental Shotgun blast kills Farmer of near Hawarden Elmer Farmer five Miles South and a half mile cast of was killed Accident ally Friday when he was struck in the right Temple by a charge from a 12gauge Accord ing to Sioux county Coroner Van Van who investigated with sheriff Harry said the Accident occurred while Bol Luyt was seated in his near one of his the Coroner said Bolluyt probably had reached for the single shot and that As he did so it he said there would be no the Coroner said he had Learned that Bolluyt had gone to shoot some dogs which had been moles Ting his it was believed the Accident occurred sometime during the morn the body was found shortly after noon by a survivors include the widow a and a county legion tourney to open at Hawarden the Sioux Center Junior legion baseball team has drawn a Bye for the first round of the county tournament and will meet Ireton in the second round june at if the locals get by this they will play in the semifinals thursday at the tourney finals will be played next week Fri Day at 8 at All games will be played on the Hawarden the Junior legion team will open summer schedule to Morrow when they meet Orange City at players Are to report at the Diamond no later than 6 there will be a Short Bat Ting practice at this midgets and be ewes will play their first games Friday when they go to Rock boys Are to report at the school at that Mary Ann Klaaren a girls state Camp this week Mary Ann Klaaren left Satur Day for Cedar where she is attending Haw Cyc girls state this she travelled with the girls who Are representing the towns of Orange City and three Hundred Junior girls Are attending the held at Iowa state teachers and Are under the supervision of a id member staff of Volunteer work ers of the american legion Aux which sponsors the pro it is an intensive and authentic school of for the purpose of acquainting Stu dents with the functions of our representative form of govern ment and the political processes of the respective through participation in the development of a mythical political system known As girls divided into two two coun ties and four the girls learn the function of nominating their campaigning and ballot in addition to the daily study of government and prominent speakers will be including Leo mayor Touchae of the state safety education the president and several professors of the teachers the editor of the Iowa the department commander of the Amer ican and Sioux body shop sold to Van Riessen and Irv de Vos the Sioux body owned and operated by Clarence ver Hoef and Gary Verrips for the past 11 was sold Lato last week to Irvin Devos and Art Van the new owners will operate it in its present location until a new building they have erected on North main Avenue is at which time they will change the firms name to the North Side body Van Riessen has been employed at the body shop for some while Devos was discharged recently from the the two men expect to hold a grand open ing at a later the former Verrips and ver have not announced their future scouts collect others turn in voluntary donations Bath houses now ready for swimmers a one evening House House Campaign conducted by the Sioux Center boy scouts Friday netted for Sandy hollow and contributions turned in since then have swelled the total to it was reported yesterday by Vern who is in charge of the fund Rais ing drive Mouw said this was not nearly enough Money for Sioux centers share in the Cost of operating the p6ol and Park area this summer but lie expressed the belief that More Money will be turned Many residents were missed in Inilla Tel Kalll Starc talc House House solicitations inning Vuu mers night Cpl Ainoi am Many arc expected to be counted indians save Akron contest by ninth counters the Sioux Center baseball club turned in its fourth league win of the season tuesday night by dropping Akron in a final inning this was the clubs second Victory in the past having Defeated Sanborn there the indians had Little trouble with Tegrotenhuis pitched a three hitter and Al Lowed the Sanborn players a Chance to score Only when he clowning in the Lehudis did the did a Little final Ken de Vos got three singles in this score by innings 100 200 006 9 000 000 012 3 Sioux Center scored two runs in the Bottom of the 9th after two men were out to save the Akron the indians trailed right up to the last even though Les Tegrotenhuis pitched a Brilliant one of aprons hits was a coming with two men on base in the to give Akron a 4 to 1 the indians made it 4 to 3 in the 4th when Ron Juffer tripled to Center Field with two men in the 9th inning two walks and an error loaded the and with Dan de Ruyter drove out a hot grounder that sizzled past the third baseman and brought two runners across All that was needed to Chalk another game in the Victory score by innings Akron 103 000 000 4 100 200 002 5 Sioux Center will meet Alton there tonight and Sheldon Here tuesday new a instructor will replace Dean Campbell july 1st Clyde Anderson of Palos has been hired to re place Dean Campbell in the vet Erans month farm training pro Gram Campbell will leave july 1 to begin farming in min Anderson will be in charge of a new korean veterans class now being the world War ii class conducted by Campbell will be concluded at the end of this who is received his Bachelor of science degree at Ames last he will room in the Home of Pete Short of space this weeks news is Jam packed with news and inter Esting Reading but it want quite Large enough to hold All the news items that were gathered and turned because of the we were forced to hold out Sev eral stories that will appear next were sorry there want room for red Caps drop Hull to cellar with thumping Victory the red Caps saw their Chance to take Hull to the cellar Ith them and did just that by trouncing them 15 to 3 in live innings Friday it was a shortened game because of the eight run brinks threw to Schaap for the loss with Schuller and Brown forming the winning the Nightcap was washed out after one and a half innings were completed with Rock Val Ley leading the 3 to that ended one round of play Between the five teams and Carmel was on top alone with a three won and one loss the indians and Rock Valley in second place with a two and one record while the red Caps and Hull shared the cellar with each having a one and three in tuesday nights opener the continued on Back Page in As a supporter of the project when they leave their donation at the first National Early reports from other communities that will have the use of the Pool this summer indicate that drives arc or soon will be under Way and that Money from these sources is still to it has been estimated that the minimum amount needed for life guards and permanent improve ments this summer will be about and that most of this Money will have to be raised through voluntary if these expenses arc not there Are some indications that the Pool May have to be closed earlier than is otherwise two new Bath houses at the Pool were completed last week and several loads of Sand have been spread along the Beach in preparation for the big influx of Young swimmers that will come when the red swimming program gets underway late this volunteers have also Given the area a Vernon Mouw urged yesterday that anyone who has not Given a donation to the swimming Pool fund please do so As Early As pos sible so that the committee will know How much it will have to work donations should be left at the seeks proposals for Post office building in Sioux Center proposals to lease quarters Lor the Sioux Center Post office arc being solicited now by the Post office Accord ing to a notice posted by Post master Don de Gooyer in the lobby of the Post office proposals Are being received in the office of the Post office in Des and july has been set As the buildings considered suitable must have about 1400 Lect of floor be reasonably Cen trally have Good Day Light and accessibility to the rear or Side Entrance for the building should also have Light and toilet heating and lighting fixtures and be available Lor a period of 10 years from june full details arc available from the Young fishermen consume 200 ice Cream Cones Here two Hundred ice Cream Cones and 10 Gallons of punch was consumed by 165 youngsters at the fishing contest Here last the treats were Given a total of about 20 prizes were awarded in the six contest Divis with top prizes of a fishing Rod going to boys and girls in each reels were Given As second prizes and third prize winners received tackle a few extra prizes went to other members of the conservation league reported this was one of the Best contests Ever held and that All the youngsters seemed to catch plenty of local students Deans Honor list after the grades have been tabulated at Central for the second the Deans list of Honor students has been this contains the names of students who have earned a b average for the second those from the Sioux Center area arc Fenita Daugh Ter of the and Harmelink of Carmel and Elsie daughter of and de Schaap of Sioux who were graduated on May 30 Arnold who will be a Junior next

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