Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on May 29, 1974 · Page 1
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Carroll, Iowa
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Wednesday, May 29, 1974
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Iowa a place to grow Carroll Daily Times Herald I 18 J $A If Vol 105 — No. 126 Return Postage Guaranteed Carroll, Iowa, Wednesday, May 29, 1974 — Sixteen Pages Delivered by Carrier Boy Each for 60c Per Week 1 C _ Single I3C Copy Voter Registration Under W av Voter registration in Carroll County will not go into effect until Jan. 1.1975, but voters in the county can start registering now, according to county election commissioner William C. Arts Jr. Registration forms will be available at the polls in Tuesday's primary election and in the November election. The registration forms can also be filled out at the auditor's office in the Court House. Although it is not required to be a registered voter to vote in Tuesday's primary election or the general election. Arts stressed that after Jan. 1 voters who are not registered will not be able to vote in any election. Arts is urging voters to register when they go to the polls Tuesday "to get it done before it is too late." However, after the registration goes into effect, it is necessary to be registered at least 10 days before an election in order to vote in that election, "Two things are necessary if you plan to register at the polls Tuesday." Arts said. "You must have your social security number and you must know the school district in which you live." Arts said 55 college and high school girls will man the polling centers throughout the county Tuesday to assist in completing the registration certificates. Or. Michael Davis Dr. Davis Will Join Vet Clinic Dr. Michael Davis of Oilman, Iowa, will join the staff of the Carroll Veterinary Clinic June 1. succeeding Dr. D.J.Casey. The Casey family has bought a home at Paradise Valley, a suburb of Phoenix, Ariz. They will spend the summer at their cottage at Okoboji before moving. Dr. Davis has been at Oilman for the past three years in partnership with Dr. L. R. Gallentine. He has been a lay leader of the United Methodist Church and a member of the Oilman Lions Club. Mrs. Davis has been a church organist and has given piano lessons. She taught one year at Green Mountain school and taught English at United Community High School for two years. They have a daughter. Monica Michelle, eight months old. Dr. Davis is a native of Nemaha. Iowa, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Gale Davis.- Mrs. Davis is from Early, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donavon Maspn. Between his junior and senior years at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Davis spent six weeks with the Carroll veterinarians. He graduated in 1971. Dr. Davis was a member of three honories — Phi Zeta, Phi Kappa Phi and Alpha Zeta, and Farmhouse, a social fraternity. Tribute to Pastor is Planned LIDDERDALE — The Rev. Albert T. Bostelmann. pastor of Immanuel Lutheran church here, will be honored for 50 years of service in the ministry of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod Sunday. An open house for relatives and friends of the pastor will be held in the church Fellowship Hall immediately after a 1:30 p.m. worship service. The public is invited. Pastor Bostelmann was ordained Sept. 7, 1924 after graduating from Concordia Seminary. Springfield. 111. He was born in Florida. 0.. April 25. 1900. a son of Mr. and Mrs. Dietrich Bostelmann. He grew up on a farm northwest of Chester. Neb., attended St. John Lutheran school there and graduated from Chester High school. The Lidderdale clergyman gathered a congregation in southwest Davenport where he began preaching services Dec. 7. 1924. A congregation was organized the following year and a year later a day school which he taught for three years. While in Davenport, the pastor was involved in youth work. He was elected president of the Iowa District Walther League for three years. Pastor Bostelmann was married to Elsie Schneider of What Cheer. Iowa on September 11.1932. They have three chi Idren, Allan. Marrina. and Sarah. Rev. Albert T. Bostelmann The pastor accepted a call to Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Williamsburg. Iowa, in 1934, where he served for nine years. During this pastorate the congregation erected a new two-classroom school building with fellowship hall and confirmation room. During those years he also served as circuit counselor for six years. He also served the international organization of the Walther League as chairman of the Hospice Survey Committee for three years. During World War II Pastor Bostelmann entered a tour of active duty, reporting at the Chaplain School. Harvard University. Cambridge. Mass..on Feb. 28.1943. The first assignment took the chaplain to the Second Army Detachment, located at Camp Crowder. Mo. He served there until Sept. 25 of that year, when he was assigned to the Fourth Infantry Division, then in training for amphibious Bostelmann, See Page 2 With few contests slated for Tuesday's primary. Arts said he expects a light voter turnout. Arts said he expects a heavier Democratic turnout than Republican because the Democratic ticket has more contests. The only contest on the Republican ticket is for U.S. senator between George F. Milligan and David Stanley. There is only one contest for state representative in the Carroll area, that in the 55th Doctor to Practice in Carroll Dr. James P. Jensen. Glidden osteopath, has joined the Carroll Medical Center, it was announced Wednesday. Dr. Jensen will continue to maintain an office in Glidden in addition to his work in Carroll. Dr. Jensen has practiced in Glidden for the past three years after completing his internship in Flint. Mich. He will specialize in general family practice at the clinic starting June 1. A native of Waterloo. Dr. Jensen graduated from St. Olaf College in Northfield. Minn., with a bachelor degree in chemistry. He then graduated from the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines. Dr. Jensen and his wife. Darlene. have four children. Eric, 8: Todd. 5: Holly. 4: and Renee. 2. The Jensens will continue to live in Glidden. The new staff member at the clinic is active in community affairs both in Carroll and Glidden and is a member of the Carroll Rotary Club. Area Forecast Variable cloudiness and cooler with chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms Wednesday night, lows in mid 50s. Showers and thunderstorms likely Thursday, highs in upper 60s to lower 70s. Rainfall chances 50 per cent Wednesday night. 70 per cent Thursday. District on the Democratic ticket. Three persons are seeking that seat, held by William R. Ferguson. Glidden, who is unopposed for reelection on the Republican ticket. The Democratic candidates for that seat are Jo Garst, Coon Rapids; Carroll Perkins, Jefferson; and Bill Ryerson, Jefferson. Ronald Eich, Carroll County Attorney, is not seeking reelection this year. William G. Polking, of Carroll, will be Dr. James P. Jensen Shelby Water Loan Okayed WASHINGTON (AP) — A $1.9 million Farmers Home Administration 5 per cent. 40-year loan has been approved for the Shelby. Iowa. Rural Water District No. 1. The money will be used to develop a rural water system for 360 families in the Tennant area to eliminate the need to use private wells that may be contaminated, officials explained Tuesday. %/ unopposed on the Democratic ticket in his bid for the county attorney seat. No Republicans have filed for the post. Orel Thomas, Coon Rapids. Republican incumbent on the Board of Supervisors from the Fourth District, is unopposed for reelection. A Democrat, Leonard Sporrer, Dedham, is unopposed for the Fourth district supervisor seat in Tuesday's primary. He will challenge Thomas in the Elections, See Page 2 Student to Live at Hackers MANNING — Marcus dos Santos Paes, Manning AFS student for 1974-75. will stay at the home of his host parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Hacker, at Templeton. Marcus is from Campos Estado do Rio, Brazil, where his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Osvaldo dos Santos Paes, three sisters, Carla. 18. Andriana. 10, and Alexandra. 7 and one brother Cesar, 13, live. He attends the Catholic church. Marcus is presently in the second year of an edification course preparing him to be a technician on civil construction. He intends to be an agricultural engineer or veterinarian. He will arrive in Manning in early August. Sernett Buys Selzer Bldg. M. F. Sernett purchased the Selzer building, former location of the J. C. Penny store, on Tuesday. Sernett. owner of the Sernett Family Center, said he plans t o m p v e two o r t h r e e departments into the building and expand other departments at the store's present location. Plans are not complete as yet. St. Boniface Day Fete Here June 5 Education Services in County to Be Expanded Services available to county school children from the Carroll County office of education will be expanded significantly this fall under a new program approved recently by the State Department of Public Instruction. While the county school system is most often identified with services to the mentally retarded, the new program, learning disabilities, is aimed at elementary pupils with average or above ability who achieve below what is expected of them. Bruce Lombard, special education director for the county next year and head of the new program, said learning disorders may come in any one of a number of areas, such as reading, writing, spelling, arithmetic and hyperactivity. Through the use of the county's professional staff and four teachers for the learning disabled, who will be hired before next fall, the cause of a child's learning disability will be diagnosed and a process to help the child overcome the disorder will be established. The learning disabilities program was originally intended to serve all elementary schools in the county. But an injunction against the state's auxiliary services bill, passed a year ago requiring public school districts to provide auxiliary services to private schools, prevents the offering of learning disability services to private schools in the county. Lombard said. Because of this, the program will be offered only to public elementary school pupils, said Lombard. According to the program, children will be referred from the schools in the county and will then be evaluated by school psychologists. Information gathered from teachers, parents, principals and from the psychological examinations will then be discussed in a professional staff meeting to determine whether the child is eligible for the learning disability Education, See Page 2 The eighth annual St. Boniface Day celebration will be held in Carroll Wednesday. JuneS. The German holiday event is named in honor of the patron saint of Germany who Christianized that country in the Eighth Century. The Carroll Chamber of Commerce sponsors the promotion each year and this year's "Feastmaster" is Mai Foley. What began jokingly in 1967 as the Germans' answer to the Irish St. Patrick's Day has become a colorful and traditional appreciation day for Carroll's retail customers. Visitors to the city will be treated to 8.000 free •' bratwuerstchen mit sauerkraut" sandwiches on special rye buns. The sausages will be cooked on outdoor gas grills by local businessmen who will also do the serving. The grills are provided through Iowa Electric Light and Power Company. All cooking and serving will be done in one central area near the Chamber of Commerce office in the Great Western parking lot. Serving will begin at 11:30 a.m. and continue until —Staff Photo 12-GaL Donor — With his blood donation Tuesday, Robert Schneider, left, of Carroll, donated his twelfth gallon of blood. In contrast was James Zimmerman, right, of Baldwin City, Kan., who donated blood for the first time. A total of 188 pints of blood were given here Tuesday to the Red Cross bloodmobile. That was 12 pints fewer than the quota set prior to the donations. Roman Stef f es Top Carroll Blood Donor supplies are exhausted which usually is about 1 p.m. Additional old world flavor will be supplied by special banners and flags, specially dressed cook crews and a German band circulating throughout the business district during serving time. The T.A.G. Amusement Shows of Bayard will have rides in operation Tuesday evening and all day Wednesday. They will be located in the parking lot west of the Mall. Special ride discount coupons are available free from most Carroll retailers and represent a savings of 40 cents for a block of four ride tickets. St. Boniface was actually an Englishman who was a missionary among the pagan tribes of Germany. An oak tree is used to symbolize him because according to legend, he destroyed an oak that was sacred to the pagan gods to better enforce his teachings. He rose to the position of Archbishop in the Catholic church and was murdered June 5. 1754 by a hostile band of men he hoped to convert to Christianity the next day. When Roman Steffes first decided to donate his blood to the Red Cross, he had no idea he was starting a family tradition. But 20-year-old James Steffes has followed in his father's generous footsteps. Over a 15 year period, the elder Steffes has contributed 29 pints, more than two times the amount found in the human body at any given time. He often replaces blood for friends or acquaintances that have required blood. "I often glance through the lists of those needing to replace blood or sometimes people have asked me to replace theirs." Steffes said. His unusual blood type. 0 negative, makes him an important donor, not only for the semi-annual Carroll blood drive, but whenever a Carroll /area 0 negative emergency requires a transfusion. Steffes' and the other l«« pints of blood donated Tuesday was sent to Omaha where it will be typed and tested for any unusual qualities. If anything unusual appears, both donor and chairman of the county blood drive are notified. Neither father nor son (2-pint donor) report any side effects and both expect to continue to donate, "Whenever we can." Roman Steffes suggest first v time donors, "Make up your mind you're going to do it. And take it in stride." While blood may cost up to . $75 per unit in some areas, the Red Cross donates blood freely. Any relative of a blood donor living in a Red Cross Community anywhere in the world may be supplied with blood at no cost. A pint of donated blood is replaced by the body within 120 days. Judy Simons Carroll County Chapter Blood Program Chairman said. All cells are replaced within 120 days (many have been lying dormant in the body) and within a few hours the fluid is replaced. Donations will be accepted from anyone 18 years or older, and a minimum weight of 110 pounds. Simon said. Donors must be in'good health, have had no surgery in the past six months, without allergy symptoms at time of donation, not received immunizations for yellow fever during the past two weeks, or other immunizations during the past 72 hours. The bloodmobile will return to Carroll in January. Set Benefit Games to Raise Rec Funds ARCADIA - A benefit baseball game and community games will be sponsored by the Arcadia Recreation Development Project this summer to raise funds for a new tennis court in the city park. At a meeting Tuesday night in the city hall, it was decided to hold the games in the shelterhouse on June 12 and 26. Another project suggested was a pancake supper in the fall. A federal grant will supply $5.000 of the total cost of the court. Mrs. Bob McDade, secretary, reviewed estimates for the net and 10 feet high fence around the 90 by 120 feet court required by the federal government. The 14 persons present discussed substituting cement for asphalt suggested as a ground covering to reduce the costs. Leaving two sides of the fence open was another money-saver mentioned. Before beginning actual work on the court, land Funds, See Page 2 Era Ends as Immanuel Lutheran School Closes Last Grads — —Staff Photo The last three graduates of Immanuel Lutheran School in Lidderdale are from left: Roger Onken, Julie Harmening and Jeffrey Wenck. The students received their eighth grade diplomas during school closing ceremonies Sunday. The school had been in operation for 92 years. By Susie Smith (Staff Writer) LIDDERDALE — It was the pioneering spirit of the German immigrants that opened the school in 1882 and the remaining fragments of that spirit that makes the closing of the school difficult. After 92 struggling years of successful education, Immanuel Lutheran School of Lidderdale has closed. Because of a falling birth rate in the community, two births in the Immanuel parish in 1973 and three in 1974, the decision was made to close. The fact is, over the past 25 years, almost all of the youth have left the community for employment in larger cities. They acquired skills or education for professions and jobs that did not return them to their home community. The school was kept open through the dedicated efforts of teachers working in the parish as organists, Sunday school teachers and supervisors and the old fashioned cooperation and willingness of the German-American descendant congregation to provide a Christian education for their offspring. Begun with 42 persons — 23 adults and 19 children, the congregation decided to build their first church in 1881. A five-acre tract of land was purchased for $7.20 per acre — $36.00. The church was constructed opposite the Prairieville school. The Immanuel Lutheran School originated in this church building in 1882 when Pastor John Sessler began teaching. Books were scarce, equipment was simple and primitive and pupils were seated, four to a long wooden school bench. The first small school building was erected — 18' by 24' by 10'-on the church acreage to meet the needs of the rural children in 1894. Mrs. Richard Berger (Anna Kuschel) living in Carroll, was in the first graduating class that was confirmed from that school in 1895. At age 93, she is the only surviving member of that class of 17. Both services and school were conducted in high German. German dialets. such as low German and Bavarian were spoken in the home. The language transition from German to English was gradual. Beginning in 1909. Rev. Henry P. Schmidt extended monthly services in English in order to spread the "Word of God" to the public. English was introduced into the classroom for afternoon instruction in some secular subjects. Still some adults in the parish never learned to speak or write English. They were unwilling to give up the old country mother language. Although many were untrusting of their "Yankee" neighbors, settling in country communities as farmers, the decision was made to relocate the church from the rural area to the town of Lidderdale. In August of 1914 one square block of land was purchased for $300. The church was moved by plank, rollers, capstan and horse power and was reported to have even been stalled for a time in a field enroute. By November 1, 1914, parsonage, church and school were rededicated on their present location in Lidderdale. Nine years later the decision to build a one-room brick school was made. Labor and some materials were donated by the cooperative German congregation to construct the $15.000 structure. This building housed the school until its closing, this spring. Although proud of their school, which was considered the most modern in their Iowa District, the school had one fault — no plumbing. The building was difficult to heat. Lunches often froze in the hall awaiting hungry students. Until 1950, the school basement had to be heated by Immanuel. See Page 2

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