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March 30, 1972

The Sioux County Capital from Orange City, Iowa · Page 2

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Jan and Amanda, orphans rescued by a traveler captain during the 1953 flood in the Netherlands, are tnM by him of the traveler's rescue mission they are :\l>out to join. The scene occurs during the movie, "The "Little Ark" setting in 1953 Holland flood. Little Ark," which will be showing at the Palace Theatre on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 6, 7 and 8. There will be two showings nightly at 7:15 and 9:15. The movie is also available for special showings. News of yesterday f show is based on the THF TITTLE ARK by t.ininus Dutch author Jan nrt'icr. hp background of the mo- pr.ns far hack into his--.mil ends In the recent Tlr-ro is a saying intheNe- (herlands that God created the v.'Htt'r, but the Dutch created Mm land. "Netherlands," the iifiri.il name of Holland, •ne-ins "Lowlands," and no fountrv ever had a more fitting 1 tn;ne for most of it lies be- I'l'.v sf>a lf>vel. !••>)• centuries the Dutch !.'•.•(•> i«r--n the chief characters i:. .1 rliffhnnger drama--str- u-jt'lini: atrainst the North Sea Si' possession of the land, Pound one in this battle .<!"int 2,"00 years ago, when !' f :air-haired Frisians set- tl'"i in northern Holland. They built platforms of earth called "forps" on which they could '.uddlp with their livestock whi'n the sea flooded in. The ^r.a chewed away at the terps, tlio Frisians built them back ••ip-por rind stronger, and be- I'-ire long these earthern plat- lorms were big enough to support villages. In titnn the Frisians learned <o build "causeways" of clay, -torins, and reed mats to link ih<-. ferps together. These e.iusewavs served as primitive- 'likr-s. When the tides v.:f-'|]r- ! ,ver them, silt was deposited between the dikes m'l the .shore. When the Fri- siar,.s realised that the piled- up si'i was hirning into new hind ti;pv could farm, they built other dikes further out in thf water, 1 and reclaimed from the water and protected by dikes was called a polder. Mii."h of Holland consists of thf' old botton of a la- croon converted by draining and diking into fertile fields .irul tnasslands. The surplus •.valer .icieezed out of thiscon- .ertcd land is pumped into drainaae canals. The water "stored" in those canals had .mother purpose. It could be released to flood the land in ea-;e of invasion. False economy brought disaster to the Netherlands in the winter of 1953. For some time Dutch engineers had ur- >.'ed the government to build dams to control the rivers .',!.idi carry Alpine molted <i,->v, each Spring through the i owlaii'l.s to the North Sea, Hut in'itlipr the Dutch people or (heir political leaders wore willing to pay what such dams would cost. Instead, they decided to trust the dikes along the banks or the rivers. On the night of Jan. 31, 19f,3, rain lashed the North Sea coastline. An 85-mile- an-hour gale rose as the barometer steadily dropped, '.•/hipping the sea into monstrous waves. Before dawn the- waves smashed over and through the southwest dikes. The sea rolled over the land, jolninc Mie swollen Meuse, (tie Rhine, and the Scheldt rivers. As the Hood waters mounted, the entire province ot /eeland was inundated. Tons of waterwreckedhomes, tactorip.s, farms and villages. More than a thousand people drowned, while thousands of others climbed to the highest spots they could find and prayed for rescue. water, and dead livestock could be counted in the hundreds of thousands. "On its highest level,"says Producer Radnitz of this film, "it was a story of the necessity of learning to love your enemy, a story that I feel is particularly relevant today. I would hope that when my films are finished-when it says The End-that it is not The End. That it is in a sense The Beginning because there have been elements on-screen that the entire family can talk about together," Services held for Charles Koopmans Charles Koopmans, 57, Maurice farmer, died following a heart attack in his pickup while he was on the way to a farm sale near Maurice Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Koopmans was with him at the time. He slumped over the wheel of their pick-up, and she was unable to get control of the pick-up before it went into the ditch. Mrs. Koopmans was uninjured. He was born Feb. 5, 1915, at Hancock, Minn., and moved as a child with his parents to Ireton. He married Viola Popma at Ireton June 30,1939. He farmed in the Maurice-Ireton area all his adult life. He is survived by his wife, three sons, Larry of La Puente, Calif., Clare of Vai- inda, Calif., and uavia, at home; three daughters, Mrs. John F. (Sharon) Bloemendaal of Maurice, and Carla, at home; three brothers, William and Henry of Ireton, and Arvin of Auburn, Wash; three sisters, Mrs. Harm (Margaret) Ten Napel, Mrs. Andrew (Jennie) Anerna, and Mrs. Earl (Henrietta) Kooi, all of Ireton; his mother and step father, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Elgersma of Ireton; and two step brothers, Bernard Elgersma of Edgerton,Minn. and William Elgersma of Hawarden. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the First Reformed church of Maurice due to remodeling of the sanctuary of the Christian Reformed Church in Ireton where Mr. Koopmans was a member, Hev. John H. Rub- ingh officiated and burial was in the Sherman township cemetery at Maurice under the direction of the Van Etten funeral home of Orange City. Pallbearers were Frederick Koopmans, LeRoy Ten Napel, Andrew G. Anema, Arvin J. Koopmans, Lyle Vander Broek and Ronald De Jager. 10 YEARS AGO Mr. and Mrs. Tim Rens, currently visiting children and friends in southern Calif., were guests on a recent Art Linkletter "House Party" television show, MC'd on that day by Art's son. For his participation in the show, Mr. Rens won $150 worth of luggage as a prize. The amazing Dutchmen team did the impossible by beating undefeated Paullina, 50-49 in the finals of the District 1, basketball tournament last Wednesday night at the NW College auditorium. Playing the opening round of the sub-state against Central of Sioux City Thursday night, they very nearly upset that great team which has since advanced to the state. The 1961-62 Dutchmen are the first in the school's history to reach the sub-state level. The team consisted of Wallie Roos, Ron Vander Meide, Harold Vander Wilt, Harlan Vander Berg, Dave Kluis, Dave Van Wechel, Carl Reinking, Jim Lorber, Jerry Kobes, Butch King, Audley Korver and Marvin Muilenburg. Their coach was Lawrence Korver. A suggestion was made at the Orange City Lions Club meeting Monday by Dr.. E. B. Grossman that local motorists attach a red flag or piece of red cloth to the antennae of their cars. This would give other drivers warning of their presence at Intersections where snow is piled higher than car height. 15 YEARS AGO of most Orange Citynas, went up in flames Saturday night and became a pile of rubble in a few short hours. The fire was first noticed by John Van Bemmel, walking home from work Saturday night. With the wind from the south Saturday night, a good brisk cold wind at that, the citizens to the north of town received more than their share of smoke as the grade school burned. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Vande Waa smelled the smoke in their home, far from the fire, and they were sure the fire was in their own home. They called central to report the fire they suspected and were told the fire truck had gone. They moved their valuables around to save as much as possible, and again called central when the fire truck didn't come. She repeated that the truck had gone (but didn't say where). Finally the Vande Waas grew desperate and called Mrs. Arte Van Marel who told them that her husband and the rest of the fire department were battling the school blaze. t ' 30 YEARS AGO Miss Arta Mouw of Sioux Falls visited with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John A. Mouw over the week-end. Miss Mouw Is employed in a bus office and says the busses are twice as busy as last year due to tire rationing. Gerrit J. "Shorty" Hollln- ga will haul mall to Alton 7 days a week. You may mall your letters at the Hotel and from there Mr. Holllnga will leave each evening after 10 P.m. local In observance of the birthday of Mrs. Peter R.Wielenga, they entertained her brothers and sisters on Monday evening. Guests were Mrs. Neal Rozeboom, Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Cleveringa and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence W. Cleveringa all from Sioux Center, Mr. and Mrs. Arie Van Marel from Steen, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Ed Sneller from Hull, Mr. Louis Clveringa and children from Luverne, Mr. and Mrs. Orville Oolman and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Wielenga, Mr, and Mrs. Bill Wielenga and children from Rock Rapids. Mr. and Mrs. Peter Wielenga, Jr. from Colorado Springs also called to congratulate her. For three days, each high tide brought the fury of the sea back upon the land. To add to the agony, the temperature dropped to zero, and snow and sleet fell. Five days were to pass before the waters begnn to recede. The casulty toll was terrible: 133 towns and villages had been covered by water; 1800 people had died, and 300,000 had been left homeless. Five percent of the country's farmland was under , . _ n , Q n, 2-THE SIOUX COUNTY CAPITAL, Thursday, March 30, 1972 Eric Roach, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Roach of San Bernadino, Cal., spent Friday and Saturday visiting with friends in Orange City. He was spending a week's vacation with relatives in Rock Rapids before leaving lor the Navy. Two airplane hangers were recently completed at a landing strip on the Henry Plender farm, one mile north of Orange City on the "black top" road. One hanger was built for John Gambler and John Swets, who jointly own a Cessena 170, The other hanger is for Wes De Jong's Beech Bonanza plane. An announcment published in this week's issue of The Sioux County Capital discloses that Dr. D. L. Van Eld- Ik, local physician and surgeon, has decided to close his medical practice here. He is going to re-locate in Lake Worth, Fla. "Old Man Winter" unleashed a late season double-edged blow here starting last Thursday and resuming again late Sunday night. The combined blizzards were the worst of the entire winter—clogging streets, closing schools and causing postponements of several events. The blizzard started early Thursday with a freezing rain which later turned to snow as the temperature dropped. A gusty wind whipped the snow with a fury that decreased visibility to practically zero by mid-afternoon. 20 YEARS AGO The Sioux County Youth Fair needs $3000 to be able to complete their plans, that is build the building needed to take care of the livestock and home projects. The Sioux County Extension Director said that he has doubled the number of 4-H members In Sioux County since last years show and more than doubled the number of projects. Congratulations Alton and Coach Madden, Maurice and Coach Kromendyk, St. Mary's and Coach Zeno Reising and Sioux Center and Coach Jones. You have all helped to keep Sioux County the "HOT SPOT" for basketball in Northwest Iowa, 25 YEARS AGO The old Orange City Public school dear to the memory 35 YEARS AGO The board of Supervisors has decided to discontinue assistance to able bodied men when spring work opens or af- ter April 1, 1937. Mr. Kam- mlnga believes that there will be enough work among the farmers and others so that the taxpayers can now be relieved from this burden. He says that In former times of stress, people made it go some way and did not look to the county for relief. Mr. and Mrs. L. Scholten received a large cake from an old friend in Holland this week. The gift was Intended for their golden weddinganni- versary which took place March 3. The cake was held up in customs at New York and did not reach Orange City until the Scholtens had paid 60<? duty and postage on it. The fruit cake is of generous size and at each of the four corners of the cake are tiny bottles wrapped In gold foil. What Is in the miniature flasks is still a matter of conjecture. Embossed heavy metal signs will soon acquaint the residents of Orange City of the right names of the streets on which they live. Dark blue is a favorite color of many women this season. At the Doornink-Dyk- stra-Flsher party Tuesday, Mrs. T. E. Klay was attractive in a dark blue net with a flowered net Jacket. Mrs. Henry J. Vande Waa wore a very pretty bolero frock of dark blue, tiny colorful flowers setting off the dress. Mrs. Anthony Hasselo wore a becoming black gown with rhlnestone clips at the neckline and a rhlnestone buckle at the waist. Mrs. John De Dey wore a lovely green dinner dress and Mrs. William Cambier was attractive In a black gown topped, by a brief jacket made of narrow rows of white lace. A red velvet bow was knotted at the neckline. District court William J. Orton of Sioux Falls, South Dakota pleaded Guilty to the charge of Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Intoxicants and was sentenced by Judge R. K. Brannon to pay a fine of $300.00 and he shall not be permitted to drive on Iowa highways for 120 days. Information has been filed against Arthur De Raad in District Court charging him with failing to support his minor children. Date, for hearing has riot been set., Richard M. Phelps of Sioux Falls, has been charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Intoxicants committed on March 18, 1972. Defendant •waived preliminary hearing and was bound over to the District Court. Bond was set in the amount of $350.00. In a second Criminal Action Richard M. Phelps has been charged with Receiving Stolen Property, said crime being committed on March 18,1972. He waived preliminary hearing and bond was set in the amount of $250.00 and he was bound over to District Court. The Last Will and Testament of Alwilda C. Norcross, late of Hawarden, was filed lor probate. B.N. Brown was appointed Executor without bond. It's About Time' -*»" .flB*!^^, .,-•* Laura Hofland and Terrll De Haan alone with the rest of the first graders oil Mrs. Mulders class at M-OC are learning about time and waiting for Easter. I Thermogas Co. of Ottumwa filed suit against Harold Pry of Sioux County seeking to collect a balance due on an account In the amount of $74. 68, with interest and costs of this action. The Last Will and Testament of the late Sarah Van Wyk, late of Orange City, was filed for probate. Johanna De Koster and Reuben De Valois were appointed Executors. Bowers Clothing of Le Mars has filed suit against James Kracke of rural Ireton, alleging that defendant is Indebted to him for merchandise purchased on an open account in the amount of $79.26. Plaintiff asks for Judgment and costs of this action. The Final Report has been filed and approved in the Estate of Jacob Borgman, subject to the filing of a Supplementary Report. James Bowers, d/b/a Bowers Clothing filed suit a- galnst Mark Vellinga of Ireton on an open account due plaintiff in the amount of $20. 00. The Estate of Nellie Vollink, late of Rock Valley, has been filed for Administration. Norman Volllnk has been ap- . pointed Administrator and bond was waived by Court Order. The Estate of John G. Den Herder paid the sum of $1,799. , 28, in full payment of Inheritance Tax. The final Report has been, filed and approved in the Estate of Jacob Borgman, subject to thefllingof a supplementary Report. Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Wissink' and Amy Jo of River Falls, Wise., spent from Friday to Tuesday morning in the parental Ray Van Pelt home. Additional guests In the Van Pelt home on Sunday were Ron Van Pelt and Mary Frle- muth from Sioux City and Mrs. Wm. Ver Hoef from Archer. The Wlssinks also visited with the Marvin Wlsslnk family at Hull. Mr. and Mrs. Ry an der, Mark and David arj on Tuesday evening to sJ few days visiting withl parents, Mrs. Charles! lema and Mr. and Mrs, ( les Mulder. Mr. Cornie Van Surlj from Alton, Mrs. Hens Klein from Boyden, Mrl Mrs. Henry Bloemendaaf Mrs. Wm. Van Klompei) visited with Mr. and I Mart Bonthuis at Rock! on Wednesday afternoon,! Tony Verdoorn acl panied by Bill VerdoonJ Johl Oldenkamp of Hoi went to Alexandria,: | Monday to help Mr, and I | John Verdoorn move to| | pers. Mr. and Mrs. Roger \ wolterink entertained birthday dinner on SundaJ orlng Bill Moore. Guestl and Mrs. Dennis Hint family from Sioux Fall! Mr. and Mrs. Don VJ Stoep and family. CINDERELLA® MAKES THE DAISIES GROW... A time to rejoice At' Easter, we herald a season of awakening, a time of renewal. All nature's green and growing things dress in their best, as people do, to greet the glorious Eastertide. The world wears a fresh new face ... in sign and symbol of that spiritual rebirth set forth for all mankind by the radiant Miracle of Easter. In the true spirit of this season, we greet our friends with wishes for a time of ' joys and blessings, ... on white voile (65% Dacron® polyester/50% cotton). Colored in shades of green velvet. 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