The Sioux County Capital from Orange City, Iowa on December 23, 1971 · Page 1
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Orange City, Iowa
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Thursday, December 23, 1971
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37th Year - No. 4 ORANGE CITY, IOWA December 23, 1971 Mr. Boole's 6th grade class has been busy with a idow'decorating contest for the past few days, as well be seen by these first prize winners. From to right In the back row are; Terry Zevenbergen Gene Hawkins. Kneeling on the floor are Tammy ause. Kathl Wlnegar, Karyn De Boer, Lynn Patton Lynnette Brink. Andy Lee and Martin Top are King In front. In the Spirit roff Christmas We wish you a Day, bright with hope, rich in the blessings of the season. : The Sioux County 'Capital ecorating contest winners NW students urged: adopt a grandparent Iners In the Christmas Decorating Contest |red by the Chamber of ierce and Orange City Utilities are as First prize '($25.00): Cliff Bogaard, 118 Frankfort Ave. NE. Second prize ($15.00): Don Vander Stoep, 222 2nd St. NE. Third prize ($10.00): Rev. * given Rowenhorst memorial |10,000 gift was made to •astern College to es- i The Cyndy Rowenhorst trial Scholarship in lafNorthwestern College Jdren choose to |t tree instead . Dave Vander Wei's ade classes were given fee of having a Christmas pcchange in their room ; money for lights for si ffl'as' IT e-e;;th" 'Wlna- ' Park. They first chose [exchange; however, Kent piped up, "Now let's inber, it is more blessed 5 than to receive." [vote was taken and it pecided that they would itoney to the tree. A to$13.00 was collected, py other classes alsode- ) give money to the tree Iso have gift exchanges Ir rooms, [express her appreciation at her pupils did, Mrs. Wei then entertained fclass with s mow mobile » at DaMar Implement fdnesday afternoon. lers to Santa hers announced i [st prize winner in the to Santa contest was I written by Jack and |ander Stoep, for which receive $10. Second rtnner was Paul Krom; who will receive $5. i of 10 third prize wln- [rtll receive $1,00. These ps are Bill Woudstra, | Vander Wei, Colleen |ns, Sandy Den Hartog, Van Roekel, Sandra |rs, Krlstl Winegar, ; Kots, Nancy Punt and f Schott. by Virgil, Shirley and Jim Roweiftorst in loving memory of their daughter and sister who was a student majoring in music at Northwestern in 1969-70. Cyndy, who had an excellent singing voice hoped to work in the field of music therapy. Income from the $10,000 scholarship fund will be awarded in the form of scholarships to one or more upper- class Northwestern students who major in voice at' Northwestern. Competitive auditions for prospective recipients of the award will be held in the spring of the year. The auditions will be judged by a committee composed of two members of the music faculty of Northwestern ( one of whom must be a member of the voice faculty), Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Rowenhorst, and an instructor in voice from outside the Northwestern College academic community. The recipient will be chosen on the basis of his or her talent, general musicianship, evidence of probable future success in the field of vocal music, Christian commitment, personality factors, and financial need. Arthur De Hoogh, 421 Delaware Ave. NW. Fourth prize ($5.00 each) listed; William Boote, 3172nd NW; Richard Deets, 103 Delaware NW; George De Vrles, 303 2nd St. NE; Dr. E. Van Eck, 517 3rd NW; Pete Den Hartogf 506 3rd St. SW; Gt. Wm. Rosters,' 515 3rd St. SW; Gary Kroeze, 413 Florida Ave SW; Mike & Jane Luhrs, 521 Concord Ave NE; Frank Popma, 316 Arizona NW; and 'Don Vander Wei, 212 Arizona SW. Beth Siderius, Northwestern College student co-ordinator for ADOPT A GRANDPARENT PROGRAM speaks to Miss Gert Mouw one of the residents of Heritage House in Orange City. 30 Northwestern students have adopted grandparents who live In the home. Unity bus driver killed in crash Miss Glenice Sue Wagenaar, 17, and Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Den Beste, 81 and 76 respectively, all of rural Sheldon, were killed Friday afternoon. In a collision of the Den Beste's car and a Unity Christain High School bus which Miss Wagenaar was driving. The accident occurred one mile west and one mile north of Sheldon. It was attributed to an unmarked Intersection. Other students Injured In the accident were Glenice's brother Mark; Cliff Bootsma of rural Sheldon, with a broken wrist; Rick Zylstra of Sanborn; and Dorothy and Stan- NW organizing overseas program iey D e Boer, both of A new program of overseas study and experience to develop the student's understanding of man and his en- vlrpnment has been initiated' by Northwestern College's Fine Arts Department. Students will be selected for the initial tour by the spring of 1973; It willl give opportunity for a small group of singers to travel and to perform in England, Scotland, Wales and the Netherlands on a combined concert and study basis. The singers will present a sacred music drama in cathedrals, parish churches and schools while they are on the projected 21-day journey. They will also be prepared to sing either a full sacred or secular concert, depending upon the concert itinerary, In addition, each student will be expected to pursue an independent study project while he is overseas, the nature of Manpower Stocty deadline 31st The Sioux County Area Re- cources Survey and Manpower Study went over the top of its minimum goal this week, and more than a week remains before the study will be wrapped up. The Community Development Section of the Iowa Employment Security Commission, which is doing the statistical tabulation on the study, has set Dec. 31 as the dead- ine for returning manpower questionnaires. The minimum goal for the study had been set at 6,500 returned manpower question- -p^ naires from Sioux County re- \J £ Q p sidents, but Stan DeHaan, county chairman of the study, says some 6,800 questionnaires had been returned by Wednesday of last week. "The response to this study has been good, and by hitting the minimum goal set we have shown that residents of our county are vitally interested in attracting new business and industry to our area," De Haan says. "We still want everyone in the county, who is 16 years of age or over, to complete and return a questionnaire before the study Is shut down," he says. "Every additional questionnaire we get in now only helps us become better salesmen as we go out and attempt to persuade expanding businesses and Industry to locate in the Sioux County "pe'rsons who have mislaid the questionnaires sent them in the mail, or those who did not receive any questionnaires may abtain additional ones at banks and other financial institutions throughout the coun y or at the county "easurer's office in Orange City. which will be determined before the ensemble leaves. After completion of the overseas research, the students will then return home to complete a 'paper to be submitted to their project advisor for grading and college credit. The ensemble will be organized and directed by Dr. Vernon Tarrell, Chairman of the Fine Arts Division at Northwestern. Dr. Tarrell directed similar projects at Tarkio College, Missouri in 1968. Dr. Lars I. Granberg, President of Northwetern, stated, "Such experiences are vital and indispensable to the leaders of tomorrow's world, in view of the world-wide Interests and commitments of our country." Academic Dean Roy Wilbee affirmed, "If we are to prepare our students to cope with the many problems that will face their generation, we must somehow provide the opportunities for face-to-face confrontation with peoples of other lands in their own environment, and to create a climate whereby the students can engage In constructive dialogue with those people in order to learn from them." Among the letters received by Santa in the "Letters to Santa" contest was the following ineligible entry. Dear Santa: At sweet 16 I first began, To ask you, Santa, for a man. At 17 you will recall, I wanted someone strong and tall. At 18 I'll confess to you, Someone like Cary Grant would do. At 19 I still thought I'd find Romance with someone with a mind. At 201 was very sure, I'd fall for someone more mature. And then when I was 21, I found the college boys more fun. The year that I was 22 I wanted someone who would be true. . . And then when I was 23, I wanted someone kind to me. And then at blase 24, Anyone who wouldn't bore. Now, Santa, that I'm 25, Just send me someone who Is alive. (Author Unknown) Signed ImaNutt Father & Mother -—Ches and Hazel Nutt. These students were treated and released at the Sheldon hospital. Patricia Smith, daughter 'of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Smith was admitted to ,the hospital with back In juries. Services for the Den Beste's have been tentatively set for Tuesday at 1:30 in the First Reformed Church in Sheldon. Services for Miss Wagenaar will be at 1:30 on Wednesday in the Christian Reformed Church, also in Sheldon. Mr. and Mrs. Den Beste's bodies were taken to Vander Ploeg's Funeral Home In Sheldon and Miss Wagenaar's body was taken to the Sanborn Funeral Home. The Unity Christian High School senior class, of which Glenice was a member, will attend the funeral as a body, and school will be dismissed. Mfss Wagenaar's survivors include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Wagenaar, four brothers, Paul, Mark, John and Dean, all at home; three" sisters, Jo Ann, Donna, and Sharon, all at home; her paternal grandmother, Mrs. Henry Wagenaar of Sheldon; Ataxia Foundation undertaking study The National Ataxia Foundation asked members of the Gerrit Jan Vander Berg family to participate in a recent test. The selected people, both ataxic and non-ataxlc members, all males between the ages of 26 and 37 were put on a special 4-day diet after which samples of urine were taken. These samples were ' sent to the laboratory of Dr. Linus Pauling at Stanford University in San Francisco, California. According to Dr. Lawrence Schut, medical director for the Foundation, these samples will be tested for over 300 compounds to determine any differences between the ataxic and non- ataxlc members. The main purpose Is to pinpoint the chemical abnormality which may be responsible for the ataxla. It would also be helpful In making an early diagnosis in suspected cases, From this area, Ken Aalberts of Orange City and Alan Van Veldhulzen of Pipestone participated. The Ataxia Foundation is especially pleased with this development as Dr. Pauling has won a Nobel Prize In Medicine, We want to take this opportunity to thank all of you who have given donations to the Ataxia Foundation, and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bootsma of Sanborn. Survivors of the Den Beste couple are one son, Bernard of Archer; two daughters, Mrs. William (Marie) Kamstra of Sheldon, and Mrs. John (Esther) Vanden Hul of Archer; and thirteen grandchildren. Additional survivors for Mr. Den Beste are one Brother, Henry of Sheldon; two sisters, Mrs. Bernard (Josie) Peters of Sheldon, and Mrs. Lou(Annette) Groot of Exeter, C al. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, and two sisters. Additional survivors for Mrs. Den Beste include two sisters, Mrs. Louis (Tena) Wynia of Ashton, abd Nrs. Abe (Alice) Vander Burgh of Sanborn, and two brothers, Clarence Wilkens of Sheldon, and Cornelius Wilkens of Clara City, Minn. "You're special because I chose you -- with love" has long been the slogan of the parents of adopted children. It Is now the phrase of more than 30 Northwestern College students who have adopted grandparents who live in the Heritage House in Orange City. Heritage House Is located near the Northwestern campus. It is a modern facility which was built in the summer of 1968. Its nursing staff is pleasant - its furnishings colorful. The rooms are individualized and a large color TV is accessible to all. There are 48 residents to whom special care is given and yet, '•It Is sometimes lonely,"admitted one cheerful octogenarian. In an effort to relate to these elderly folks on an individual basis, Northwestern students have joined a unique adoption program which is now in its sixth week. Sixty students turned out for the original introductory get-together on Oct. 20. The students sang folk songs 'and familiar hymns with the older folks. The then spoke to an older person whom they adopted as their own grandparent. Now they come to visit anytime during the week which is convenient for both. , The program originated at the University of South Dakota, and was so well celved there that Associate Professor of Sociology, Ben Wiese, initiated it at Northwestern. The student co-or- dinator is Beth Siderius, a junior from Boyden. Beth says, "We are urging all Northwestern students to participate — not just sociology majors. Fourteen older folks still need a grandchild. It's not much time, really.. The idea is that the student shares an hour or two a week or mora. We read, play games, just talk and listen." All students are asked to continue the relationship with the older folks and not drop out. It Is stressed that It is not a matter of doing one's duty but It is a program of learning and relating. Older citizens have a lot to offer the young. The older folks are honest about their appraisel of the program. Mrs. MaryHentges, one of the Heritage House residents says, "Emily, my Northwestern student, comes to see me every week. I don't see why she wants to come to visit an old lady in such cold weather. I feel kind of sorry for her. Last time I gave her an apple, pop corn and a cookie. I like Emily, and I like it when all the students come and sing." Sadie Miller, who will be 94 on Dec. 8, claims to be the oldest lady in OrnageCity, She has been a cripple since she was two and she contracted polio. "I like to sit quiet and just talk," Sadie says. "I used to play checkers but I'm not much good at games any more. I sure like the singing, though." Beth picked a grandfather, John Van't Hoel. At 84, he says, "I don't get much company and I've been here quite a while. Beth usually reads . the Bible. I like that best." The registered nurse on duty, Mrs. Beth Haarsma, says, "I'm sure the program is working very well. We're happy when they're happy." "One of our residents didn't want to leave with her daughter to go to Sioux Falls. I'm having company,' she told her. Her daughter had to wait until the visit was over." says Adriana Mulder, a licensed practical nurse. The student visitors may cause a little more work, but hot so much that it Is a bother. When they have a program and everybody is singing and having a good time, I think, they're happy. They really enjoy it, and that's worth a lot." The Northwestern College String Quartet makes numerous appearances In schools in Wrrfgnt^e^ ^ first violin; Mary Hofland, senior from Orange City, second violin; Sandra Calsbeek freshman from i Orange City, viola; and Diane Vander Stoep, junior from Orange City, cello. Quartet to present concerts Bazaar income h near %OW fOn Tuesday afternoon at the Farmers Co-op Elevator at Orange City, la.) . , T^WTBHW pi the new library W^,???'^ K Uo y <j Kepp puts another stone In place on the Corn . ?* Oats . . • Beans • • iTop Hogs Sows . . • ?,96 # 00 *- At the last Board Meeting of the Hospital Auxiliary, Mrs. Peter Noteboom, chairman of the Bazaar, reported a successful endeavor with preliminary figures estimated at $4,000 received for a hew project, this project to be decided on after the first of the year, Recognition was also given those who served at the District Meeting of Hospital Boards and Administrators In November, Mrs. Gilbert De Jong, Mrs. T. Hengeveld, Mrs. D. Popma and Mrs, L. Berken- (Conttnued on pa*e 8) Carol Sing group Small but loud A small, but enthusiastic and vocal, crowd gathered at the Windmill last Thursday night to participate in the Christmas Carol Sing. Most musical of those present was a group of about 20Northwes- tern College students, members of the a cappella choir, whose enthusiasm was infectious. Led by Steve Lenters (put in charge of the music end of the event by the Chamber), the young people put a bounce Into the sing that apparently was enjoyed by many people on main street In their cars (the temperature dove to four degrees above zero that even- Ing) and by nearby residents who stood on their porches to hear the music over the public address system. Several of the college students talked to your reporter later, asking, "Can't we have this kind of togetherness at other times of the year, too?" The Northwestern College String Quartet, which was organized as a resident group last year, will begin concert appearances during the second semester. The quartet has received a grant from the Iowa Arts Council and will travel to elementary and secondary schools in Northwest Iowa for performances and demonstrations, Playing representative literature of the classical, romantic and contemporary periods, the members of the quartet will give students, who may have only limited exposure to this type of music, a learning experience. Dr. Vernon Tarrell, Chairman of the Division of Fine Arts and Professor of Music at Northwestern, says, "In It appears the "Light a light to help the hospital" drive is well on its way toward light- Ing the 800 bulbs on the 40 foot tree In Windmill Square. Helped on its way was the contribution by Ren Van Gelder and Cliff Bogaard who donated their commission from the recent Westra sale. addition to the performance each member of the quartet will describe and demonstrate the characteristic use of his instruments during or preceding the performance. The young students will be allowed to come up and touch or perhaps, under the supervision of the quartet members, play the instrument." Professor Herbert Ritsema, director of College- Community Orchestra and advisor to the Northwestern College Chapter of Pro-Musica Is sponsor of the program, • Mrs, Everette Walker, a graduate of Knox College and an accomplished violinist who is a member of the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, is the quartet's Instructor. Following their tour of schools, the quartet will appear In concert on the Northwestern Campus, February 20 at 3:00 in the chapel. Competition for membership In the Northwestern College string quartet Is keen. Members who have successfully auditioned are granted substantial music grants in recognition of their outstanding ability. \

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