Oskaloosa Daily Herald from Oskaloosa, Iowa on January 30, 1957 · Page 24
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January 30, 1957

Oskaloosa Daily Herald from Oskaloosa, Iowa · Page 24

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* It W«d., Jan. 30. 1957 OSKAI Oskaioosa Receives All-America City Honorable Mention (wto ! tfe* NT MUat «m appear higher a Httle wit* the wafl eefor; it to oC a tighter eokr than i wallpaper ha* verticsJ «*rtpea or a j and if without border; ffiMtt it ia white tinted i vertical floral design reaching I ured wall* have plain draper!** Oskaloosa received honorable Honorable mentions in the mid- mention in the All-America City v.-est in addition to Oskaloo** in- awards for 1956 after competing eluded Bloonungton, Minn., with 22 towns and cities in the Duluth. Minn., Kalamazoo, Mich., finals at Memphis, Tenn.. in No- Park Ridge, Hi., and Superior, vember vvis The Oskaloosa honor was won OSKALOOSA WAS ENTERED with a single project -- the in the annual All-America City Mothers' Crusade for Better contest conducted by the National Schools in '56. Municipal league and LOOK mag- The eleven award-winning inu- azine by the Oskaloosa League of nicipalities gained their laurels Women Voters, with varied comieunity programs, Upon the request of the local some of them extending over a league, Mrs. George -Emma Lou) decade. The long raV.ge. extensive Heusinkveld. special Herald re- projects of the wieners made the portfcr, wrote the nominating let- success of Oskaloosa's one-shot ter. reviewing the school campaign entry the more sensational and and successful bond election, then outstanding. mailed it to the National Munici- The Ail-America Cities are pa! league Altus, Okla.: Anchorage, Alaska; That brought a reply saying Brattleboro. Vt.; Elg:r., 111.: Lau- that Osiialoosa was one of the 164 rinburg, N.C.: Oakland, Calif.; St. cities whose nominations were ac- Louis, Mo.; Springfield. Mo.: Ta- cepied. Shortly afterwards an coma. Wash.: Torrance, Calif., and entry blank arrived in the mail. Zanesville, Ohio. In charge of the next step, that AXD THEN CAME the announcement that Oskaloosa had reached the finals and present its case before a jury of cil of the National Municipal league, as foreman. The Oskaloosa presentation was made bv Mrs. Robert "Martha of preparing the entry blank and was delighted wtt* the story of Hies, *uch *» th» submitting- it, along with a more tw»men's wiles which hro ht~ Os- industrial council eampaiga to en- detailed report of the Mothers' k .^ t *""» Broug ^ ^ Oskalooaun* in the quest Crusade, news clippings and sain- j** 1008 *. wwa. out of iu doldrums for MW \nOuBtriet; the successful pies of materials used, were Mrs. "J.* n «*I**»tlo«. of ovie determin- quarter niiUKw dollar William F. H. (Jim) Blorngren, Oskaloosa *" on " penn college grnmaaium cam- League of Women Voters presi- Martha Jane recited the back- pa ign. the national Voice of Dedent; Mrs. Robert Lynn, Mrs. ground of Oskaloosa's school prob- moeracy title WOB by Jan Hogert- Leonard Spurgeon and ilrs. Heu- lem » the Incidents which aroused com, the good will brought to O»- sinkveld. Ule mothers, and the remarkable ^alocsa by Kay Butler as Queen paign that brought adoption of o: - the Furrow at the national .«^ $1,050.000 achool program by plowing matches, would a 73 ' 8 P* r c * nt "Mjority vote. ^g Oskaloosa award was pre- Accompanying Mrs. Lynn to seated by Mrs. Maurice Noun of nationally prominent men and Memphis were Mrs. F. H. Blom- Des Moines, holder of a National women serving under Dr. George S ren . League of Women's Voters Municipal league distinguished H. Gallup, cha ; «nan of the coun- president; Ralph Shelton. execu- citizens' award, to Mayor Charles live secreUiry of the Oskaloosa G. Brown at the Oskaloosa cham- chamber of commerce, and E. A. j^r of commerce *»mii%| meeting McFadden, chairman of the chain- Jan. 15. ber of commerce education com- All-America City honors now Jane" Lynn, and Charles Caldwell mittee. raak «,-ith the Freedom City award of the Memphis Press Scimitar, XOT CXTH, thev reached Mem- received from the Freedom Foun- who covered "the hearing for the phis did the Oskaloosans realize dation at Valley Forge on Feb. Oskaioosa Herald, wrote: that their bid for fame might have 22. 1952, for the Freedom Week ·The National Municipal league, included other community aciiv- observance* in the fall of 1951. Legion Goes Over Membership Quota In '56; Hcs Active Year Oskaloosa's Harry L. Anderson and ether meetings ran the gamut post No. 34 of the American I,e- from sheep association dinners to gion set a membership record of society bridge luncheons. 737 for its first complete year From its first meeting in Janin its new home. uary. under the commandership of This was 86 over the quota, and Pau! Stump, through the last Dethe largest number of members cember session, with Cliff Ken- issued cards since the years di- s!er as commander.''"he5p to local following World rectly From War II. veterans and their families as well the time of the May 30, as community service" was the 1955 dedication of the veterans' keynote. first permanent building since or- D. S. Barr, who has been the ganization of the post on May 23. Legion's service officer since 1930. 1919. the Legion home has become reports that several hundred "serv- headquarters not only for Legion- ice" cases--the program of assist- naires, but for the entire commu- ing veterans to obtain medical and Bity. dental treatment, as, well as pen- In just 12 months, during the sions--were handled'in 1956. Legion's fiscal year from July, - One of the early,"and extremely 1955 to July, 1956, records indi- successful, of the 1956 activities eate that there were 102 dinners was the staging- of the commu- and luncheons served in the post nity's official March of Dimes hall. And this number does not dance in January. j include any of the meetings or so- \ £x MARCH THE fifth district eial events of the Legion itself or j American Legion oratorical con- the auxiliary. j test w»is held at the Legion hall, DURING THE LAST six months judged by members of the Grin- Of 1956, reservations for the hall neil college faculty. Winners from. have appreciably increased. The this contest competed in the state Kiwanians and Rciariaas both contest at Marshalltown. " " ; bold their weekly luncheons there, · In this annual Legion-sponsored event. O?k?.!oosa contestants have won the distrit-t contest in all but one year in which the local speakers have competed. Again in June another increasingly popular young people's program was underwritten by the local Legion post and its auxiliary. Five boys -- Larry Robertson, Kenny VanderLinden. Lee Brummel. Bill Ferree. and Rhys Price were sent to Hav.-keye Boy's State at Camp Dodge; and Miss Jacqueline Ball to Girls' State of Iowa State Teachers' college at Cedar Falls. Although -politics in action" is the central theme of encampments, these leaders of tomorrow also participated in a complete schedule of athletic events and musical programs. THROUGHOUT the summer approximately 100 young baseball enthusiasts enjoyed supervised sports through the untiring efforts of the directors of the Junior Legion baseball club: and live teams participated in the district tournament.. Legionnaires a l s o conducted AMERICAN LEGION COLOR GUARD -- ball games and other special events in Oska- familiar group to patriotic observances, foot- loosa. (Herald Photo) flag-raising ceremonies at all home One of their major aources of football games at the high school revenue is from the hundreds of stadium, with an assist from the msals the women have served in high school band. The color guard the dining hall ' and flag bearers wore white he!- FROM THEIR treasury, and mels and gloves with their blue thai of the Legion, have gone con- and gold Legion uniforms. trioutions to many drives and wel- EXTENEftXG all-out coopera- fare funds. Among these were tion to other veterans' organiza- the Community Chest, Polio fund, tions, and the business men of Os- Red Cross drive, Penn College kaloosa. the American Legions gym fund, Mahaska county Serv- Harry L. Anderson post was in- ice league, cancer fund, a Christ- strumental in helping to promote mas box for a local boy at Boys' Oskaloosa's most successful Vet- Town. Korean child educational erans' Day. As hosts for the Vet- fund. Junior Legion baseball, and erans" Day dinner at the Legion'gifts to the Veterans' hospital, hall, they left no stone unturned Mrs. Charles McCain was unit in providing the most colorful set- president until July when she was ting for such an observance. succeeded by Mrs. James Nelson. For the background of the POPPY DAT, MAT £·, when ; speakers' table rotunda Legion- the women were assisted by jun- naires collected flags and post j O r auxiliary members, resulted in colors from every veterans* or- $490.66 for use in rehabilitation ganization in Oskaloosa, and from gad child welfare work, nearby towns. Men in the gold Both e Legionnaires and aux- and blue of the Legionnaire's uni- i!iary mem bers--the latter who : form were in prominence through- ^^ known as "Blue Ladies"--lend out the entire day and evening. a consta nt helping hand and cheer- State Commander Ken Benda was fa , heart to the vete rans in near- also present for th occasion, as bv nc , SD itals. A group of five ;wett as district officers. l^ regularly every Monday to 1 In the first post meeting after Knoxville to play cards with vet- Veterans' Day members of the erans and help them sew carpet post went on record as heartily re g s . endorsing the naming of a per: During the December crisis in manent community Veterans' Day Hungary, boxes of clothing were i committee. collected for the freedom-search- At that same meeting they vo- icg peoples fleeing to Austria, i ted to underwrite, for the first INSTALLED AT THE July 10 ! time a community fireworks dis- meeting of tlie Legion auxiliary | play to be held on the Fourth of were Mrs. Nelson as president; I July, starting in 1957--for all the jirs. Emil Gregory, first vice-pres- ! parents and children of the coin- ident: Mrs. Dale Miller, second Imunity. vice-oresident; Mrs. Ruth Adams, · Robert Watson, a member of secretary; Mrs. Warren Swanson, 1 the local post, serves on the na- treasurer; Mrs. Sari Allender, ! tional education committee for the : chaplain; Mrs. Rex Tidmarsh, his- merican Legion; and Earl Alien: . torian; and JWrs. Charles McCain, :der is fifth district vice comman-jMrs. Charles Glattly and Mrs. Le; der. I ona Chambers -board members. I OFFICERS NOW heading the! Linda Ott was the first junior- j Harry L. Anderson post are Ken- j member chairman for 1956; fol- i sler, as commander; Frank Ros- I lowed by Zoe Ann BeDillon. TTn- j coe, first vice-commander; Emil j cer their leadership members made ! Gregory, second vice-commander; i scrapbooks and toys for children's ! Charles E. McCain, adjutant; Bfl- '· homes; favors for nursing home : lie McKee, finance officer; Wynne '·. patients; and posters to promote Everman, sergeant-at-arms; Joe ; the sale of poppies. Price, chaplain; D. S, Barr, serv- j Through the cooperation of both ice officer; Stillman Clark, his; the post and the auxiliaries a re- torian; and Garold Heslinga, judge freshment stand was operated to advocate. I capacity 12 hours a day at the Not to be outdone by the Leg- : Southern Iowa Fair--just one more ; ionnaires, the 305 members of the ·; source of revenue for the all-im- Legion auxiliary--62 of that num- : portant services the Legion ex. ber juniors--worked on project. tends to its members and to the ! after project throughout the year, j community. SAVE! WALLP SAVE! Greatest Savings In The History of Our Store! A CARLOAD OF NEW 1957 WALLPAPER IS NOW IN OUR BINS. A WONDERFUL SELECTION BUT - - - LAST YEAR'S PAPERS ARE STACKED ALL OVER THE PLACE. THEY'RE PRICED TO SELL FAST. 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