Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on April 5, 1965 · Page 8
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MONDAY, APRIL 5, 1HJ Alabama (Continued from Page 1) we went around and approached from the back. If we could just jpenetrate the no man's land beyond the troopers (which was, incidentally, patrolled by the horseback riders which achieved national attention about a week later) then we figured we could lose ourselves in the confusion of the inner demonstration. After an hour of getting kicked off the capital grounds we decided we had pressed our luck enough, and were ready to go to bed, not having slept in forty hours or so. But, lo and behold, who did we sec in the distance, in the midst of the demonstration? Bob and Hal. They had gotten press passes which' were being handed out to anyone who asked! Finally able to observe our first genuine non-violent civil rights demonstration, we found it a very moving experience. When you can see several hundred Negroes and whites alike smiling and singing, and know that they've been smiling and singing lor over 24 hours, without food or sanitary facilities and only the water that is falling on them as rain to drink — and keep them dulled and cold, when you see for yourself such strength in the face of misery and suffering, you know for sure that these people aren't kidding when they sing that they want freedom NOW, whether you hate them or respect them *for it — you know that this is no game, that they want something very badly. AND WHEN you see educated civilized law authorities treating them like animals, and many of them enjoying it, you know that the resistance lo this movement for freedom is just as determined and serious about standing in it's way. In Selma where we spent the next five days, I was to witness much more impressive examples of all these things, on a normal scale. But never was I more affected, for as I stood in the cold and dark Montgomery street staring at those singing and suffering figures, lit by the glow of a state capital, I finally came alive to the fact that something was very wrong in our country. And it wasn't like a newspaper story or a news broadcast on TV, it didn't bounce off as too distant and rot in the pit of unreality. It penetrated to the marrow like the cold that I was finding so easy to ignore along with the demonstrators. And which was the source of the chills that were making me tremble? I doubt that it was the cold ... 'Our general encounters with troopers, policemen, and passerby had made us fairly aware that "outside agitators" were flatly unwelcome. However, our trusting little minds didn't translate this into the fact that we were in danger until it was almost too late. After interviewing some of the demonstrators who had left the scene Bob and I found ourselves several blocks away from the capital in a residential district. As we were returning to the capital three cars drove up beside us and stopped. Several men got put and we found ourselves being asked lots of questions, and not very nicely. Bob did the talking. WHILE HE was spinning a line about how we were just leaving town anyway, I was setting my camera for some action. As we had decided earlier, if we ever found ourselves about to get clobbered, the least we could do is get some pictures of it. As we were standing there in our face-off in the street several city policemen! rode by on motorcycles. They slowed down, eyed our situation for a moment, and then looked straight ahead and roared off. The interesting thing is that our "friends" were not hoodlums, but middle-aged business men who were "sick and tired of other people trying to run our town and tell us'how to handle our Niggers, we got no problem here, it's people like you who are making the problem, so just get out . . ." Thanks to Bob's fast talking we managed to get back to the comparative safety of the demonstration with nothing shed Other than a stream of profanity. We learned a few things though. Jn the context of their own situation these men had a right to be gngry. I could almost sympathize with them, because their city WAS being inconvenienced con giderably and this mess WAS giving them bad publicity, and many innocent Alabamians were suffering because of it. What they couldn't compre hend, of course, was the magni tude of the problem. Many Sou therners are honestly blind to the moral and legal wrongs that their society so automatically commits against Negroes. They jtwt eiii't sec it, they treat tttait Niggers good, and so they are justifiably shocked and horrified by interference from the North slid are driven at limes lo some pretty hasty action. Therefore, 1 try not to condeffi them for the way they ate; on the other hand I certainly feel it is wrong. They ARE blind, as arc so many people all over the country. That's why demonstrations, Martin Luther King's philosophies, arc so valuable and are worth such prices as they may toll on ALL sides concerned. Demonstrations are effective! The fact that I was moved to write this and lhat you are reading it and thinking about it — are evidence to their effectiveness! THE NEXT DAY we decided to go to Selma, some forty miles away. As we entered, it seemed like a quiet little town. You could almost be fooled unless you happened across Sylvan street or noticed the number of stale troopers around. The Selma demonstration was presently confined to several square blocks of a Negro housing project. Again, a perimeter of state troopers, policemen and Ihe sheriffs "posse" made it impossible to get close. Trying the "bold" approach Henry and I strapped all the equipment around our necks that we could possibly hold and strolled officially right through the line of troopers. Only one bored police man seemed to notice us, but that was all that it took and we found ourselves out on the street again. Meanwhile Bob and Hal were returning from Sheriff Clark's office with official NBC NEWS press passes issued by Clark's secretary. Bob's fast talking had done it again. Henry and I proceeded to the modern Dallas County Court House full of confidence and "working for CBS." The deputies made it no easy task to get in the courthouse, "State your business mister, and the sheriff's office is closed . . ." After convincing the deputy we. were real live newsmen we got into the office, but didn't fare so well there. The secretary noticed "Student" written on one of our ID's and we found ourselves escorted into the street with rather clear instructions about returning. As the button on Clark's lapel stated, "NEVER." BY TRADING off the two press passes between the four of us and by using different entrances every time, we managed to get in and out of the perimeter with little difficulty. Once inside we were reasonably safe and could always pose as demonstrators if it became necessary. It was a unique and fascinating world that greeted us there. It was literally an island of love and brotherhood floating in a stormy sea of prejudice and hate. (To bq concluded Thursday) LOCALS Bob and Dean Kohlhaas, of Washington, D. C., left for home last Saturday after spending five days here. They were called home due to the death of their aunt, Mrs Lucy Hoffman. They returned by plane from Minneapolis Saturday. Their sister Anita and husband Cliff Uvedalen, Minneapolis, also left last Saturday for Washington, and their mother, Mrs Edel Kohlhaas, accompanied them. She will visit her three cons and their families in Washington including the new daughter of the Phil Kohlhaases while the Uvedalens will continue on an extended vacation. SOCIETY LuVerne, Lakota 4-H cage champs LU VERNE EAGER BEAVERS—Front row (left to right) John Blumer, Don Swanson, Rodger Pergande, Mark Barber, Roger Faulstick and Joe Fett. Back row, Owen Curry, leader; Larry Curry, Denny Barber, Roger Heinen, Paul Swanson, Ronald Wolf and Bob Barber, leader. CDA WILL MEET The Catholic Daughters will have their meeting April 8th, at St. Cecelia's hall. Dinner at 6:30. Meeting at 8 o'clock. Chairladies are Mrs Dolores Bode and Mrs Helen Lickteig. Program chairladies are Mrs Susan Behr and Mrs Mary Ilia Kisch. They will be assisted by Mrs Denis Cook, Odeal Eller, Anna Geishecker, Dora Haag, Emma Hilbert, Marie Mertz, Shirley Nichols, Ruth Robinson, Ruth Sigsbee, Marie Welp, Lorena Thilges, Ardyth Thomason, Sally Ludwig, Marie Ewen, Henrietta Tripp, Dorothy Mergen, Kathryn Bode, Maxine Rooney. JOLLY NEIGHBORS The Jolly Neighbors club met March 25 at Betty Pompe's with nine members and two guests present. Pat Rusch had the lesson on Fashion. The next meeting will be held April 21 at Phyllis Rusches. BIG LITTER — A purebrad Yorkshire sow owned by LloyJ JCnott of Manilla had 19 pigs'in , one litter. The 1865 4^H basketball lout* hamerits are completed, but not without a lot of excitement. The seftidf 441 championship game found a Charles Hoeppner hook shot rippling the cords at the final gun to send the game into overtime. The Lakota Aggressive Lads, the defending champion from 1964, then rallied themselves to defeat the Plum Creek team 65 to 64 in the overtime. Center Gene Brass from the Aggressive Lads led his team with 20 points, while teammates Daryl Boehm and Richard Thornsen scored 19 and 17 points respectively in the balanced attack. The Plum Creek attack was led by Algona high school star, oave Walker, who scored 36 points, most ot them coming irom his fine corner jump shot. The teammates, Joe Rmgsdori and Ron Gilbride both scored 12 as Kingsdort masterfully controlled the boards in the losing eitort. The junior team championship was captured by the L,uvernti Eager weavers as they defeated the Fenton juniors, *6-ii3. Tne LuVerne. balanced attactc was led by Paul Swanson, Ronny Wolf and ^Larry Curry as tney tallied, 13, 12 and 10 points re- 1 spectively., Bob bierle paced the j Fenton team with 13 points. I The consolation games for third and fourth place saw tne I Grant seniors"deteat the St. Joe 1 seniors 64-38. Govern and Ani derson scored 22 and 21 points, while Erpelding and Kohlhaas both scored 9 tor the losers. The third place junior team, AGGRESSIVE LADS — Front row (left to right) Keith' Bierle, Richard.Paulson, Gene Brass, Daryl Boehm and Richard Thomson. Back row, Nick Thomson, leader; Gary Heetlarid, Darwin Smith, Charles Hoeppner, Mike Clapper and Burdette Hoeppner, leader. New stickers for federal areas on sale The new Recraation-Conserva-, tion slickers, an annual (permit to enter certain specially-designated federal recreation areas, arc now available at the Titonka olfice of the Union Slough National Wildlife Refuge, it was announced today . The new bumper sticker, which costs $7, was authorized last September when Congress passed the Land and Water Jonservation Fund. Income from the sale of the stickers will go ihto this lund and will be used during the next 25 years to provide additional federal recreation areas and to assist states .n planning, acquiring and developing outdoor recreation areas and facilities. Paul E. 'Jherguson, manager of ,ha Union Slough Refuge, emphasized that purchase of the .sticker is optional, except for access to federal facilities whqre an entrance lee is charged. Even on thesa areas, the visitor may pay a single-entry or weekly fee in lieu of purchasing the sticker, he said. No entrance fee or sticker will be required at the Union Slough Reluge this year, Manager Ferguson said. On Bureau of aport tish3ries and Wildlife facilities where improved recreation facilities are planned, the ..tickers or entrance fees may be required in future years, The sticker is not usable at all designated areas, Mr Ferguson said, because some of these may be entered only by foot. At such places, a single-entry fee will be required. Some federal facilities providing special services to visitors will also make regular charges for these services in addition to entrance fees. The special charges would cover such services as cabin or campsite rentals, cut firewood, mechanical boat launching facilities and so forth. Stickers now on sale will be in efleet until April 1, 1966. The annual permit will save money for those persons who visit these designated areas more than a few tunes a year, Mr Fev- gus.on added. ';; The Recreation - Conservation stickers may also be purchased at any of the designated areas where entrance fees are charged. " BRICK is our business" • RESIDENTIAL • COMMERCIAL "General Construction •nd Plastering" — For Free Estimates Call — 5-3721 Prothman and Sons ALGONA, IOWA BLOCKBUSTER SPECIAL 1U5 23-INCH lOWBOY TV r HAUL 1 NO PMNTtD CIRCUITS CONVfNIfNT TERMS NORTH IOWA APPLIANCE CENTER 310 East Stale, WhltteffioR, scored their win over the Of ant juniors 4S-29 in the owning game. Winkel scot- ed 25 points for the winners, While Work attd Richardson both scored 8 for the losers. Auxiliary at Ottosen holds a meeting Ottoten — The American Legion Auxiliary entertained the txjgion at a birthday party Monday night at the Commercial club buildings. A poem read by Mrs. LeRoy Worby, "I'll i-orgec 1 ' was written by Loren Larson, a member 01 tne Legion. Tiie evening was spent piaying &00. MiKe Coyle and Mrs. Kicnard Kinseth nad high scores, tiiuon Meyer anu Mrs. LeKoy .Yvoroy nad low scores. Mrs. Dean lehord nad lucKy chair. Keireshineius were served at the close or tne pavcy. LADIES RURAL CLUB The Ladles Kural club met Thursday aiternoon witn Mrs. Joseph L,eiti, and Mrs. Edward zmnel: Attending irom the Octo- sen progressive ocuay CIUD were Mrs; Koodrt J. Le iviom, MTS. /u- lan VVatnem, ivirs. Percy wat- nem, Mrs. Kalpn Kicnarus, Mrs. James Fowler and Mrs. t,eKoy Vvorby. Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Kin*«th entertained the anniversary group at a e*fd party Tuesday night. Mrs. Martin Meyer had high score and Mrs, Donald Larson low. Raymond Wehi< span had high and Edward Zm- nel low, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Hofius had travel Those who attended the Coun< ty Federated club meeting at Humboldt Tuesday from the La* dies Rural club were Mrs. Essie Cooper, Mrs. Roy Telford, Mrs. Lester Wehrspann as hostess, Mrs. Essie Cooper read the scripture. Home Sweet Home was sung. The roll call and lesson were combined, "Beauty Spots or Parks I've Visited.'' Mrs. Essie Cooper told of a trip to Duluth, Minn, and Canada. Mrs. Mike Coyle told about the Pioneer Village at Minden, Neb. and Lincoln Park at New Salem, 111. Mrs. Eugene Hofius mention* ed Twin Lakes and Hocuweli City. Mrs. Anne Leist recalled items ot interest about Minnesota. Mrs. Joseph Leitl mentioned Oklahoma City. Mrs. Roy Teltord talked about iviedora, South Dakota and Roosevelt Park in South Dakota. Mrs. Lester Wehrspann . mentioned tne bad Lands and a park in Call- tormai Mrs. Edward Zinnel told of the Pacitic Ocean and tne San Diego .zoo......... .'... Election of officers was held: Mrs. Essie Cooper was elected president, Mrs. Edward' Zannei tirst vice president, and Mrs.; Kermit Fowier second vice pfes-; ident, Mrs. Lester Wehrspann recording secretary, Mrs. Mme Coyle corresponding secretary, Mrs. Earl Long treasurer ana Mrs. Roy Teltord Garden chairman. An Easter gift was sent to their Sponsored child, Belinda, it the Children's Home it Court- ell Muffs, Mrs. Essie Cooper, Mrs. Eugene Hofius, Mrs. W. 0. Coop* er, Mrs, Oliver Kinseth and Mrs. Mike Coyle visited Mrs. Selma Nelson Wednesday afternoon. She is staying with her daughter at Humboldt, the Howard Himrods. Mrs, Donald Usher entertain' ed' Wednesday afternoon in honor of her sister, Mrs. Wil< bur Stone, who is visiting from Rochester, New York. Guests were Mrs. Hattie Lundgren of Fort Dodge, Mrs. Louis Henrikson and Mrs. Ed Nessen of West Bend, Mrs. Orlando Grefstad, Mrs. Orville Olson and Tommy and Mrs. Grant Olson of Bode. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Klemme and Susan of New Providence were Wednesday overnight guests of Mrs. Bertha Jacobson. Thursday they were all dinner guests at the Louis Jacobson nome. Mr. and Mrs. Le Roy Worby and daughters were Tuesday night visitors at the Richard Krause home at LuVerne. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Zinnel visited the" Krauses Wednesday afternoon. > ACTRESS, '4 — Victoria Meyerink,-4, niece of Mr and Mrs Hans Behrmann.of Schleswig, nas been signed for 12 appearances' oh Danny' Kaye's- television show. An appearance recently in which she sat on Danny's knee, singing 'songs and telling -stories, brought many iavorable letters from viewers. CLEAN RAGS WANTED AT THE ADVANCE «5l TO* k-TA \#A Wry* ?u f? V *»s/l s ^ r*j / YX* \ • • »v [•!•< •j& v//< 'aster-time ^ is suit-time! ( L You'll have a grand time making your Easter choice from among this many-splendored selection of suits nev/ly arrived to fill our fashion floors, The latest in lengths and shapes, fabrics, colon and cuts , , , designed to tempt the lady in you. Sizes 9-15 — JQ48 IW.OO fe MO.OO X "Where Quality is a Tradition Since 1870"

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