The Sioux County Capital from Orange City, Iowa on October 7, 1971 · Page 1
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Orange City, Iowa
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Thursday, October 7, 1971
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fire Prevention Week Farm fires need friends — someone who will give them a place to start. Someone to store oily rags in the garage, or to stack old clothes ii nd papers in the attic, or to put off repairing the furnace or other heating equipment. Fire can be with friends like treacherous enemy. a valuable these, it ally, but can be a 36th Year - No. 45 ORANGE CITY, IOWA October 7, 1971 F, very clay, fire in the United states destroys an average of 33 lives, 1 .-tfG homes. 215 apartment buildings, 30 schools. 10 churches, 215 stores, O r offices and restaurants, 139 industrial plants, and buildings on 127 fa r m s . 1 ast year alone, approximately 2.55(1.000 ('ires claimed 12,200 lives , ul ,| cost (he nation S2.65 billion in properly destroyed or damaged. Behind these figures, according to UK- National Fire Protection Association, is the tragic fact that much of (his waste of lives and property is Avoidable. If basic rules of fire safety \vcre observed at home, on farms, an( | on the job. the record could be far different. Fire Prevention Week, observed this year from October 3-9, serves to re-emphasize the truth that fire prevention is the job of each person, not only during Fire Prevention Week, hut throughout the entire year. Two homecomings entertain OC M-OC homecoming: from dance to dance ,m/> Queen Dabbie Strand Boy Scout Troop 208 hold Court of Honor James Newendorp dies in action Mr. and Mrs. Vprnon Newenrtorp received word Friday night that their son, Capt. James Newendorp, 29, was killed in action in South Viet Nam on Friday, Oct. 1. He died as the result of injuries received in an aircraft crash. He was the aircraft Commander of an RF4 aircraft on on a combat reconnaissance mission. The aircraft crashed after apparently being hit by hostile fire. Jim was born July 24, 1942 in Orange City. He married Margaret Cooper in June of I9cn. At tde time of his death he was stationed at Udorn Royal Thai AFB, Thailand. A 19CO graduate of Floyd Valley High School, he received his B.S. degree and commission in 19G5 from the U.S. Air Force Academy and his M.S. degree in astronautics in 19GG from Purdue University. He received his pilot training in Reece, Texas and was an instructor there for three years. He served at Mountain Home AFB, Idaho. He left San Francisco on July 28, 1971, spent two weeks in the Phillipines for further 'training and then left for Thailand. He is survived by his wife and two children, Eric, 4 and Amv, 2; parents, Mr. and Mrs Vernon Newendorp: sisters, Mrs. Kenneth (Donna) Slothouber, Mrs. Robert (Barbara) Boeyink, Mrs. Robert (Judi) Armstrong and Mrs. Gene (Janet) Taylor; brother, David at home. He was a member of the Presbyterian church. Services are pending until further notification from the Air Force. They will be held at the US Air Force Academy and burial at USAFA cemetery. by Dennis L. Hansen On Tuesday evening, Sept. 28, parents and guests witnessed the annual Fall Court of Honor of Boy Scout Troop #208 from Orange City. The award ceremony was held in conjunction with School Night for Scouting at the Scouthouse in Veterans' Memorial Park, Todd Surber, Senior Patrol leader, presented advancement awards to Brian Van Gorp for First Class Scout, and John Schutter for Tenderfoot Scout. Surber, himself was recognized for complete- ing all requirements for Life Scout, and was presented a. Scout hatchet by Scoutmaster Robert Schott. Merit Badges were awarded for completion of stringent requirements in many various fields of achievement by Scout Committee man Mr. Charles Surber. Those Boy Scouts receiving Merit Badges were: Kevin Schott-camping, rabbit raising, swimming, and lifesavings; Brian Van Gorp- swimming; Todd Surber- cooking motorboating, rowing, nature, camping, canoeing, conservation of natural resources, and scout lifeguard; Jay Dorschner-camplng;Scott Kleinhesselink - swimming; Kirk Schott-lifesaving. Following the awards presentation, Todd Surber expressed his views as to the purpose of Scouting. He also informed everyone of the proposed projects for the coming year. A gun-safety clinic will be held for all interested boys on Tuesday evenings the month of October at the Scouthouse. Also units in first aid, communications, Indian lore, swimming, and physical fitness will be held. Some winter camping and father-son camping are in the planning stages. The ceremony concluded with refreshments and conversation around a campfire back ' of the Scouthouse, Those Boy Scouts attending the Court of Honor were: Rodney Eissens, Mark Jonker, Mark Vander Laan, Brian Van Gorp, Tom Huibregtse, John Schutter, Todd Surber, Kevin Schott, Scott Kleinhesselink, and Kirk Schott. Wednesday, September 29, vas the designated day for M-OC's homecoming bonfire, t was opened by the band laying a few selections, fol- Dwed by some cheers led by ur cheerleaders. Mr. Bill loote then spoke on the mean- ng of each letter in the word tatchmen, and announced the .eniors had won first place or their hall. Following Mr. Soote's pep talk, Scott Dun- op and Evan Peuse, the :eam's co-captains, threw the Rock Valley dummy into the fire. This was accompanied by loud enthusiasm by the fans. Cheers and more music ended the bonfire, which led into the annual snake dance through Orange City, by the high school girls. They met in front of the Hayloft where the dance began. It continued for about an hour, including trips to the-college and down main street. The park was the last stop for the dancers, which concluded a very exciting and exhausting evening for all the Maurice-Orange City high school students. "We Can Make It If. We Try" was the overall theme chosen by the Pep Club for Homecoming, 1971. Pastel decorations consisting of streamers, flowers, and pinwheels set the stage for the coronation on Friday afternoon, the program began . ."ith musical selections from the band. Master of Ceremonies, Scott Dunlop, introduced the queen candidates, attendants and their escorts. He then announced Debbie Strand as the queen, accompanied by screams of happiness and e..- prise. Mayor Bob Dunlop the crpwned Queen Debbie, wh then gave . a short speech o appreciation. Other speeche. included ones by Evan Peuse team representative;Mr. Ear' Klay, alumni speaker; and Mr Gorden McKinstrey, coach. Following the coronation, a parade and pep-rally was helc at the stop-light corner. The Homecoming game got underway with MOC's lovely queen Debbie giving the co- captains the football and a good luck kiss. The Dutchmen were fired up and showed the fans a brilliant game. At half-time the POD band gave an outstanding show. When the queen and her court were introduced to the fans, the band formed a heart and played "A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody." At the end of the fourth quarter the score board showed the Dutchmen had defeated the rockets, 37-12. The victorious Dutch had the spirit which helped them to win the game and went to prove that they made it when they tried. Victory was on the face of everyone who attended the Homecoming dance. Music was provided by "Rougue's Gallery." Refreshments were provided by the Letter Club. The dance was well attended and was a success just as the rest of the homecoming. The whole week was very exciting with the hall contest, the bonfire, and the announcement of the queen, and the winning of the game. Homecoming 1971 will not be forgotten and will be a memory Wueen Connie Van Peursem NW queen is elected Connie Van Peursem, a tall dark-haired girl from Luverne, Minn., was elected Northwestern College's Homecoming Queen. Connie is a senior at Northwestern who is a music major and is well known for her singing ability. For two years she participated in Northwest- em's opera program and in the Summer Work Shop. She received the Vocalist of the Year Award in 1970-'71. She plans to teach music in the public schools upon graduation. What's it like to be Queen for the Homecoming festivities? It has it's problems, says, Connie. 'It rained for the bonfire so we had to fake it in the gym. My guy, Dan Aberson, who graduated last year from Northwestern, Is in the Air Force in Texas in officer training, so Wayne Van Huevelen, a sophomore and a good friend, was my escort." Nevertheless Connie was all smiles and rain or shine Homecoming is a time of nostalgia for old grads and a time of celebration for those who hold to tradition. Connie is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Morris Van Peursem of Luverne, Minn. She attended Edgerton High, Edgerton, Minnesota. The Junior class of corning parade last Sat, A NW College won first prize with their float for the Home- record breaking crowd attended the parade. Jurors named for 4th session Namos of Petit Jurors Wilmina Vande Berg, Sioux Drawn for Fourth Session Dis- Center; Ruth Vanden Berg, trlct Court, 1971, Ireton; Thurlow L. Blemers, Gerrit Barents Ireton; De- Sioux Center; Lee Blankers, lores Bauman, Rock Valley; Sheldon; Verna Boer, Rock jjl uai^iv v»i »•••" ~ NW Library receives Grotenhouse Collection Mrs. Robert K. Fisher, the former Mrs. Dwight Grotenhouse of Orange City, presented to the Northwestern College Ramaker Library 498 volumes on history, literature, economics, art and religion. The books, which are of considerable value, were a portion of the library of her late husband, Dwight Grotenhouse, Mr, Grotenhouse passed away in May of 1969, Looking over one of the books given to College Library are Arthur Hielkema and Mrs. Fisher. SPECIAL NOTICE Funeral services will be held for John J. Hofmeyer at Trinity Reformed Church on Friday at 10:30 a.m. Mr.Hof- meyer died Tuesday at the Orange City hospital. "Dwight had a tremendous interest in reading and studying," said Mrs, Fisher, "Since he was a graduate of the Northwestern Junior College, I am sure that he would be pleased to have his collection housed in Northwestern's Ramaker Library," A well know resident of Markets Farmers Co-op Elevator In Orange City, la,) Corn (New) 1.00 Oats 66 Beans 2,80 Top Hogs ....'... 19.40 Sows 17.00 Orange City, Mr. Grotenhouse served as president and general manager of Silent Sioux Corp., a family business which was founded by Mr. Grotenhouse's father, Mr. J, T. Grotenhouse. East Sioux Classis women to hold fall conference In 0,C, Women of the East Sioux Classis of the Reformed Church are invited to attend the Fall Conference to be held at the Orange City Trinity Reformed Church on Wednesday, October 13. Worship services with the theme "Alive in Christ" will begin Valley; Harvey Bolks, Rock Valley; Anna Mie Broek, Sioux Center; Leo Buckley, Rock Valley; Laurence Busch, Hawarden; John H.Dekkers, Ireton; Jeannette Delperdang, Granville; John W. Draayer, Ireton; Wilmina Draayer, Orange City; Ada Dykstra, Orange City; Betty Eason, Alton; John Van Egdom, Hawarden; Alice Eissens, Orange City; Arlene Van Es, Alton; Mildred Gearhart, Hawarden, Phyllis J. De Haan, Orange City; Dorothy Hend- rlcks, Hawarden; Minnie Hen(Continued on page C) at 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Inspirational speakers for the morning session will be the Robert Sv/arts who have been ministering to the Caleb people in Ethiopia. Dr. Winfleld Burggraff, Consultant for Resource Development of the General Program Council, R.C.A. will be the special speaker in the afternoon. District Director Mrs, Willis Johnson Woman's Club meeting in AC The C3rd Annual Convention of the 8th District Iowa Federation of Woman's Club will be held October 12, 1971, at the American Reformed Church in Orange City, Iowa. Mrs. Willis Johnson, District Director from Holstein, will preside at the meetings. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., with the morning session getting underway at 9:00 a.m. Mrs, Glenn Stockdale, President of the Iowa Fedoration of Woman's Club, will be the special speaker in the morning. The title of her address is "Architects of Life," Noon lunch will be served by the members of the church Guild and the afternoon session will begin at 1:00 p.m. Mr. Don Stone, program director of KTIV in Sioux City, will be the special speaker in the afternoon, Mr, Stone is widely known in the midwest as a speaker and his address is entitled "You're Better Than Anyone Thinks." Election of Officers and Installation of Officers will also be held, General chairman for the Convention is Mrs. E.. Blumeyer of Orange City and Mrs. Lars Granberg is local chairman in Orange City,

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