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Sioux Center News (Newspaper) - October 9, 1974, Sioux Center, IowaPark View apartments located at 823 7th ave., Howard Hill Tiona 807 4lh Avenue Northeast James de Jong Home at 806 3rd ave., . Some of new residences recently completed in Sioux Center Ipp Frank Pollema Home. 528 4th Street Cornel Rylaarsdam Home. 521 8th st. . Robert Schelling Home 524 fifth st., , Public hearing on housing in City 1 . October 11 the co Vernar s housing task Force will conduct a Public hearing at the Sioux Center municipal building at 1 . Friday the purpose of the hearing will be to provide an Opportunity for any interested citizen to speak on personal or general housing needs conditions and problems in the Community and surrounding area. The task Force was appointed by governor Ray on september 27 and it is responsible Lor determining the Lype and a Lento unmet housing needs through out Iowa through a series of hearings and related studies. Following the hearings the task Force Aidy Voi Lochoro Rod i fall from silo Andy Van Bochove Farmer and auctioneer of Rural Hull suffered severe leg and toot injuries and a crushed vertebrae one Day last week when he fell 32 it. From a silo at his farm. He is confined to Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls with his leg and loot in a cast and expects to be filled with a cast i on i Back prior to being released froth Hospital. Will report its findings and recommendations to the governor legislature and general Public. If the task Force determines that Iowa s housing needs could be met through stale housing assistance appropriate legis lation will be recommended. Members of the task Force will serve without compensation except Lor Normal expenses. They Are state representative Gregory Cusack senator John Murray Charles Drees an official of Banco mortgage company Bob Erickson a Central lows Home builder Anc. Developer Loral Hullinger a Southern Iowa real estate broker Gene Johnson director of Community development for the City of Davenport Robert Josten director of the Iowa league of municipalities Rod Phipps. City planning director of the City of Council Bluffs Joe Strasser an official of United Federal savings and loan association is. Evelyn vol lines an official of the governor s committee on the handicapped Elmer Vermeer assist ant City administrator for the City of Sioux Center and gent Wittengberg do Etc Tor of Urban renewal of the City of Dubuque. 1 i Iii i Iii Iii i Eldroa s Story doer Sdit Ltd at Library the Sioux Center Public Library in vites All children who Are in kindergarten and first Grade to attend Story hour at the Library at 10 . On saturdays oct. 12, 19. And 26. Each session will feature a 10-Mlnute film in addition to stories which will bread and told by Dorothy Boeyink and Peg Johnson. The films will be curious George rides a Bike. Red carpet Georgia. Giants come in different sizes. Snow Day Spunky the snowman ugly duckling and Woody Woodpecker. No pre regl Stratton is necessary. mum ilium s Sioux Center Iowa wednesday. October 9, 1974 volume 81 number 41 May he Fiven Over 230,000 haircuts$500 drawings thursday be Ted Vermeer has bartered for 50 years Dort choir in Cert Here oct. 12 who . Symphony fall s Sam Pron orchestra under the direction of George tra Lweln will Char nov Che a will perform Schubert s mass in g and a s s i a o n u. Hoist s Palm 14b. The choral orchestral works will be conducted by the Dordel concert choir will make an extensive tour next Spring which we i in elude Eastern Canada and United states. They will be featured As part of the Hia Watha concert series in Pipestone Minn. Tickets for the october 12 concert will be sold at the door Only. I there will be three More $500 draw Ings in Sioux Center thursday evening. Persons residing in Sioux Center and 14 surrounding communities Hull rack Valley Boyden. Maurice Ireton Orange City Hawarden Hospers Craig Struble Doon Inwood Hudson . And fair View .-who Are listed in Telephone directors of their communities Are Poten tial winners. They must be present to win. The three names drawn this week will be announced in All local business places at 8 30 ., at one Short blast of the Elty fire Siren. A two minute claiming per led will be allowed. Local stores will be open to 9 . On thursday al Richoll Deal Cotoli of set for 8 . Oct. 24 dedication of Sioux Center s new four still for shall recently pressed into service on n. Main Avenue is now definitely scheduled for thursday october 24. The dedication program will be held in the for shall starting at 8 ., and will be preceded by a main Avenue Parade scheduled for 7 . Other fire departments of the area have been invited to enter fire lighting equip continued on Back Page Anold Koom life now Ros Doit of Wost Ira act pm lad Appeal Arnold Kaemingk automatically advanced to the position of president of the West Branch combined Appeal at the re cent annual business meeting of the com Mittee. He succeeds Arlyn who headed up the annual drive in West Branch township this past Spring for funds to As Sist organizations that Are dependent on Public donations principally for their support. Newly elected vice president of the West Branch combined Appeal is Harlan Vanroekel and the new treasurer is mrs. Melvln Mouw who replaces mrs. Irwin Van beek. Serving As Secretary again during the coming year will be mrs. Melvln Schulte Man doll worship will to topic 7 30 october 20 to Mledd Livori Borch the senior . Of the free Grant reformed Church of Middleburg will spor. Sor a special program to be held sunday evening october 20 at 7 30 . It the Church. Eldon Kanaga of Spencer will speak on the topic Devli work help. The Public is cordially invited to latent a freewill offering will a taken Ted Vermeer. 68. Sioux Center Barber estimates he has Given a total of 230,000 to 240,000 haircuts since he began his Barber ing career in this area a half Century ago. Although now partially retired and drawing social Security he expects to continue barbering As Long As i feel up to ii. He is consistently on duty from al . To 9 . On thursdays fridays and saturdays and accepts some appointments for the first three Days of the week when � i and mrs. Vermeer Jane who recently retired after serving 31 years n a math and language teacher in the Sioux Center Public school system recently Haw been spending More time away from Hom visiting friends and relatives and doing some travelling and plan to continue this trend in the months and years ahead. Ted reports that during his most Active year in barbering he trimmed More than 5,000 Heads of hair. That s an average of about 15 per work Day. The most haircuts he Ever gave in a sin Gle Day was 58. This was in 1936, on a special Creamery Day in Sioux Center Fol lowing a week of blacked roads due to heavy snowfall. That particular saturday he began cutting hair at 7 . And did not quit until 2 45 . The next morn ing. This helped Oil Settle extremely slow business immediately prior to this saturday when Lor several Days in a Row he averaged Only one customer per Day. Or. Vermeer began his barbering career May 27, 1924, at Monroe ., at the age of 18. After a few months work in Monroe he moved to Hospers and bartered there Lor a Short time than moved to Hull where he worked until establishing his own Barber shop in the basement of the state Bank building on n. Main Avenue Here septem ber 17, 1926. Ted bartered alone in this location for a Short time and then was joined by Ted Lubbers who moved to Sioux Center from Canton. Four years later in 1931, or. Vermeer decided to set up his own shop in the basement of his Home and he has worked out of his Home since that Date. He currently resides at 132 second Street Southeast. The family resided in two other locations in Sioux Center be on moving to the present address. Teen recalls that when he first started barbering the going rate for a haircut was 15. Later this was upper to 25� where it remained Tor a number of years before advancing to 40. This was the popular rate Lor the area up until the world War ii per Iod. Since then As most local residents Are aware the uptrend has continued. Ted admits it is easier to make a living barbering today than when he started des plate the Adverse affect which the Long hair styles of recent years has had on his pro Ted Vermeer has operated Barbershop in the basement of his Home al 132 second Street Southeast since 1931, Here he gives c. Klarenbeek of 1233 s. Main. Sioux Cen ter a haircut. A tradition for Rosl people Roget their haircut towards the end of the week with Farmers in particular coming in on Satur Day evening while the family was in town for weekly shopping. He recalls that he sometimes gave As Many As two dozen hair cuts after supper on a saturday night often not getting out of his shop until Well after Midnight. In marking the Observance of 50 years in barbering and to show appreciation for patronage received Ted has announce that during the balance of october and through the month of november he will give a prize with every haircut he gives. Each customer will draw a slip from a Box which will designate his prize or. Vermeer explained. Wiley Moyne Day monday,0ct. 28 when he began barbering 50 years ago or. Vermeer said about half of his regular patrons were women. This changed not. Ice ably Over the years As More and More Beauty Parlours appeared on the local scene and most women switched to them for hair care. Had it not been possible to get the rates up Ted explained this loss of women Patron and the Sharp decline in re cent Yiirs in the frequency of haircuts for men due to Long half styles would have made it impractical if not impose Bie to operate a barbering business on a Lumme big tet says that in earlier times. It was monday october 26, will by Wiley Mayne Day in Sioux county. The 6th District u. , who is seeking re election to a 5th 2-Yearjerm in november will Campaign in 11 Sioux Canter communities that Day he will begin the Day in Sioux county at the of cafe in Alton at 8 30 . And will Windup the whirlwind tour As an alter dinner speaker at the Dort com Mons in Sioux Center where he will be a guest o Honor at a 7 . Dinner. Mayne will travel from town to town with a caravan made up of interested sup porters and anyone else who would like to trawl with he group the arrangements committee announced. He will make a noon luncheon Slop at Hope Haven in Rock Valley. Here is the Complete itinerary for the Day Alton of Cale in a jul Granville 15-1 jets Hospers 1 15 boy den Rock Valley dinner at Hope Haven g pg-2 45 Hawarden continued on Back Page Wiley Wayne a

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