Oskaloosa Daily Herald from Oskaloosa, Iowa on January 30, 1957 · Page 22
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Oskaloosa Daily Herald from Oskaloosa, Iowa · Page 22

Oskaloosa, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 30, 1957
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* · Wad".. Jan. 80. 1957 OSKALOOSA KUtY Activity With A Capital "A' In '56; Sponsor National YOD Winner , Mothers Crusade For Better Schools Epk In Oskaloosa History I AWs? AaA4? tb* movement fa rt^.i~»-- T ----· preset they waafl tack elnsml m sUrtiBSJ day. May 1. , of the children wore caps which eeteevation. Owe* aafc r**sj sat JCI YWJCe? which became knew as "Tme together. T*«Pt awtaera vststf for m MUUBB was the most ··*» "**** l need b * tter · cboote " "School Day," haras hsrtis 1 ss* * I Mothers' Crusade Car Better aew sea sal aMthUags hi tMr «wm drasastfe event of the whale Cnt- Many earned signs telling about informal parties were o-ff^eaaM. 1 Af * ischooU" to » put of tht dty* waroa, Tae nsaataaaf 1*9 mat*** ma* m»A the cave which received the need for new school buildings. DM Herald put out M "Ban*" lllf innAr hitorY for US«. voted to war* Ucstaer U ***** the m«t ~bneitr to other cities Tb* high school students built wit h banner headHa*--"Mothers' "Activity" with a capital "A", civic awards; and enjoyed a two-j for Iowa's Outstanding Young! week in and week out. through ev- ^m- minstrel show presented by Fanner -- and Everett came i ery month of 1956 jam-packed the the Quee local chapt e ra of Beta through *or second-place award. | 12th year for Oskaloosa's Jaycees. _ _ , , . . .1*111 .,«.* . Sigma Phi soronty. Again and again this group of « MO ~KEY BUSINESS" -- ~~. civic-minded young business men l "~ *"~* '* local youngsters was the won recognition for themselves and ally -- came into play at uus j ,0^^ m window painting con- for the community. Three events, meeting, too, with the presentation' test for aspinng young artists. to Keith Morns of "Vladunar." small long-tailed pnmate walked Webster | A aew feature in the Jaycees i that a big liter-' Utn * nnual Halloween observance: the ceiling bad loaded «n if there could be any pin-pointing of Oskaloosa on the state and national Jaycee map. might be listed s{ar t e d his Jaycee affiliation at as "stand-outs." Sioux City, and was passed on For the second year in succe»- from club to club in progressive ] (ion OskalTosa's national voice of stunt to stimulate attendance at democracy contest, sponsored by the state convention. the Jaycees. produced one of the Flrst awan j piacings m public four top winners in the United ,^1^005 and ways and means, aa Kates. well as the youth welfare division, Jsn Hogendorn son of Mr. and also won state commendation for Mrs. Paul Hogendom, was one of the local young men. more than a million and a half Under the presidency of Keith high school students who spoke for Morns the Jaycees worked as an democracy. His first reward was unbeatable team to set more than »rd locally during 'St. Membership increased by 60, for a to- This inspiration was designed not only to create truer Halloween | spirit, but to reduce the window-i ·"·p-T headaches of merchants. It worked, too, because window art work was visible all over town; and on Halloween night 700 youngsters turned out for the climaxing ptradt at the community stadium. Other youth activities included teacher's desk This was the "trigg needed to bring action most all mothers of the Webster school met in each other's cuss the the night, that was from al- ia m. ISO savings bond from the Oss one t limes Jaycees. From there he went on to re-j eeive a national $500 scholarship. which in the final result "~« just of 280 MOXEY-raising pro- * ^ daily .the toUed $3,, left what bad terial rewards to be his ... all as, , a result of the Voice of Democra-' P° UC1 "5 ey contest instituted by the Jaycees. BOT THE JAYCEES didn't stop there -- they also paid tribute to the speech teacher who had coached Oskaloosa's two national Winners, Henry Symons. A lifetime Jaycee membership was accorded Symons, who handled the many details of the local VO£ contests, and also coached David Walker,J who attained the same recognition in 1953. j On the state level, the Oskaloosa' Jaycees climaxed a fun-filled state i convention by rollicking through a from the of wastepaper to the the Southern Iowa Fair 7 a. m. to earned which had not buitt. a ly $8.000. When midnight of Dec. year * -57, there ia tse treasury -collected in Oska- been spent to Oskaloosa's advantage. The Jaycees' second annual charity horse show attracted almost twice as many spectators in 1996 as did their initial project in 1955. Entries also increased to 108 by local merchants. as Brawn ilT^r ^- t. T T T c K T 'as weU aa brains were expended ballyhoo which elected Bob Jones; rfjoTwith of Oskaloosa as Vice-presidents. one of the INITIATIVE and imagination of the Jaycees on this | the staking off and clearing of a new circular track to provide an the largest local Jaycee delegation ever to attend a state convention, coupled with Bob's own qualifications, brought him the votes. Jayall over the state will long endless walkway for the horses. For the first time in Jaycee history, the organization staged a football banquet for high school Jones' Boys" to Jaycees from Os- katooss. Yet another honor accorded the Oskaloosa club at the state convention was on the sweepstake level, when their annual town-country dinner was declared the most outstanding of any held in the state in 1*98. Held March 32 in the north H street armory, the event drew 950 town and country guests who witnessed the presentation of Jaycee wb. wa, kettles, collected. Almost every type and phase of community welfare found the Jaycees taking part. The Mothers' Plan for Better schools received their unanimous endorsement; and also their assist in handling the hundreds of school pupils who marched in the parade. AGBICCLTTOAL-WISE, the Jaycees again won the respect 01 Iowa farmer* when they backed Lawrence Everett of New Sharon the distribution of "Traffic Safety Dolls" to Oskaloosa's kindergarten, first and second graders in a campaign to emphasize children's traffic safety; the summer "Jobs for Youth" campaign: and. of course, the annual Christmas party where 250 youngsters were entertained for a fun-filled three hours at the Eagles lodge grill. The latter event expended some §900 of the Jaycee funds. LOOKING BACK over '50 we see recorded, too, the Jaycees' tribute party to the city's four little league Mseball teams; and the awarding of trophies to local prep golfers, all high school students. As a part of the national Jaycee safety program, the local men demonstrated the use of "swim- trainers" to youngsters in the ear- y stages of instruction at Edmundson and Keomah, and made them available for purchase. Klckoff luncheon for the sale of W3.000 worth of college season basketball tickets in Oskaloosa, for the benefit of the Perm College gym, was also underwitten by the Faycees. EXCHANGE OF JATCEE ideas -- and if a been said "what they can't think of, seldom if ever any other club win" took place when the Oskaloosans hosted the national Jaycee vice-president here in early '56; when a regional board met here in March; when localities joined a huge Iowa delegation to attend the five-day national convention in Kansas City; when district Jaycees met here in Septem- The sMthen todis- to get a city reailv moved into high 1921 bad not ditions to any school buildug since 1*39. A FEW WEEKft f-aTfaa, these mothers had the outline of a plan of action and invited mothers! ****** from all neighborhoods of Oaka-sP""* 1 looaa to meet with them to di»- Every help waj committee. Maay on several rnsamtttsn. At first. ecnmittae rmtiaiaa triad to keep track of the assies of people on their eommitteea. then the eom- mitteas grew te be se hi* that they gave up. More than 9M motaera ware actively hatpin* ia the project before it came to a snrnasfal coa- May Day wfaaa the ap- alaa tor dramatic event of the whole Ont- aad the oae which received the most pabneity in other cities ia the aatioa. Children were dia- the day before the election almost all of the 2,000 children attending a c b o o l s marched through the streets of the district. the need for new school buildinga. The high school students built floats to dramatize the out-dated and crowded conditions in Oaka- ·chool buildings. Then, the ballots were counted, The Herald put out aa with a banner Plan Wins!" Members of the began immediately to for tbe new buildings the Voters had approved the mothers' I bad authorised to btaal plan asking for $1,040,000 in j port on the progress being school bonds by a majonty of ^ the new schools can be Several hundred mothers joined j 73 - 8 P*r Cfat - ! m anohter part of the the children ia the parade. Most i Tbe city swung into a jubilant i Edition. it. Through personal invitations of officers of the she Parent-Teacher associations in the city. 103 women gathered at the Farm Bureau Duumng one morning in March. The women discussed Oskaloosa's need for new school buildings. Women from every ward attended the meeting and aU of them screed that their own wards needed new construction, additions or improvement. All of them agreed that the dty could not finance a complete building program. AU of them agreed that it would take unity of action to get any new buildings at all. SECmET BALUyrs ware used by the mothers to decide what THE biggest committee vrark- atories and ing in the Mothers' Crusade was; the coffee-time ·"··"-*·*-?. Mem-i ben of this committee had cof-i they; ' fees in their homes where oiKtused the plan for with their neighbors swered questions. Other eommitteea worked on! absentee ballots, registration of| voters, publicity, transporting : voters to the potta on ejection day. , calling* to remind voters to go '· to the polls, contacting b-j?t^s : men and ministers for support of i the project, arranging for apeak: ers to ten about tbe school plan, ' distributing campaign "Tttr 1 * 1 * and planning a parade. i Theae eommitteea war* active on the project from the public meeting m March until the poUs ber; and when C. R. "Bob" Jones, Cedar Rapids, national Jaycee vice-president, was guest-speaker here at the annual bosses' dinner. Firm believers in the paraphane of aa old adage of "an work and no play makes a Jaycee a dun boy" social events were scheduled throughout the year for both the Jayceea and their wives and lady friends. TRUE TO THE JAYCEE spirit, the officers claim no special credit for what the membership of MO accomplished. Guiding the accomplishments, however, through 1*M were Keith Morris aa president; Roy Edwards, vice-president; Ervin Roberts, second vice-president; Fritz Heinrich, secretary; and George Bonaeweli, treasurer. Going into 1957, Roy Edwards heads the new slate of officers; Heinrichs is first vice-preaideut; Bonaewell, second vice-president; Charles Wengert, secretary; and Jan Masmar, treasurer. Horns, the outgoing president, wa» voted as the member who contributed most to the Jaycee programming and community service projects and wfll hold the Jaycee trophy during HOT. i ^^·MAA aSMUMh SHAfllMAA inrec nore IMMKS Built By Itakrt Eras j Hubert Evans, who has been In | the buflding erected three since 1925. Oskaloosa homes during 195« and intends to build a couple of more this year. Evans has been erecting homes in the OekalooBa ana since 1933 and figures that he has put up some 40 or 90 homes since then. During 1959 he built new structures for Henry Rouah at 1323 Ninth avenue east and Fount King at 1325 Ninth avenue east and is presently completing one for Floyd! Heddon at «14 north Eleventh street. Be feu more lots on north Eleventh street and plans to build at Make Your Dreams Come True Buy A Home of Your Own In 19571 It's A Woman's World Get A Woman's Viewpoint When Buying Real Estate Real Estate - * Rentals Dial 3-7355 After 5:00 Evenings Saturdays Zola Kramme, Broker Il8'/i NORTH FIRST BUILD - REMODEL - IMPROVE - REPAIR Make 1957 your year of Make Progress With Pole Buildings! SEE US FOR FRIENDLY. HELPFUL SERVICE - - - Planning fo repair, remodel or build? For permanence and beauty use our quality lumber, millworlc and supplies. We'll help you with your plans and advise you on the beit materials to use. See us. At Kawlceye Lumber Co. we take pride in seeing that our customers are well satisfied. _ * This 40 by 105-foot broiler house erected* by our «wn «raw for Ed Dykstr*. route 2, OikilooM, In 1956. This building houses 5,000 broiler* ·* «*· **"»·» ALL-AMERICA CITY HAWKEYE LUMBER COMPANY 500 High Ave. West CARL J. TAYLOR, Manager Did 3-3497 Pole Buildings. the 1957 answer to efficient Industrial warehousing and farm buildings OUR OWN EXPERIENCED CREWS ERECT POLE BUILDINGS IN A MATTER OF DAYS. THEY ARE SPECIALISTS IN THEIR FIELD.

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