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Carroll, Iowa
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Saturday, October 10, 1959
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Dr. Helen Kim: Beacon of Dedication in Korea By K. C. HWANG SEOUL, Korea <AP) — A seven- foot bronze statue of a gracious Iqdy serenely surveys the tree'' shaded campus of Ewha University, as if gazing back across a half century of trial. The statue is of Dr. Helen Kim, who in 1905 as a little pigtailed girl watched tearfully as Japan's imperial armies marched into Korea. Out of that day a resolve was born in Helen Kim's heart: Her country must become strong and free She swore before God she would dedicate herself to bettering the life of her countrymen. The 54 years have been eventful for her, crammed with love, tragedy and humor. Korea is divided, but South Korea at least is independent. And Dr. Kim, now 60. is onfe of its most illustrious citizens. Emancipation Symbol She has become a towering symbol of the emancipation of Korean womanhood from near feudal conditions to a position of equality under law. She is president of Ewha, one of the largest women's universities in the world, vice president of the Korean Red Cross, has served as hen- government's information director, pleaded its cause at Geneva against repatriation of Koreans from Japan to North Korean, three times has been a member of South Korea's delegation seeking admission tc« the United Nations, is the first Korean woman to cdrn a doctors degree and once published the English-language Korea Times. Dr. Kim's climb to such pinnacles of feminine achievement in the Orient has been smoothed by a deep faith in the human spirit and Christianity. Carried Only a Bible In June, 1950, when North Korea's invading tanks were pounding at the crumbling defenses of Seoul, Dr. Kim picked up her Bible and trudged south. It was all she took, and perhaps all she needed. Years later she acknowledged: "There are many good religions in the Orient, Buddhism, Confuscian- ism and Taoism. But they all lack the Christian spirit — an expression of the desire to realize in this world part of the ideals of heaven. It is not a passive good that just tries to avoid evil, but a spirit that actively tries to fight and overcome evil to realize good." Dr. Kim, her dark hair still untouched by grey, has evolved from this a deep-seated faith in the individual.- She has counseled her students from Socrates, "Know thyself." "Know thyself." She has told them repeatedly, "Don't be a machine. Be a human being that masters it. . ." Startled Contemporaries She startled her contemporaries in 1935 by instituting the first sex Education course in the Far East. She was equally daring a few years ago when she invited graduating students to bring their boy friends to a dance party, despite a national ban on dancing. American Gls and foreign visitors know her as the smiling, round- faced hostess who loves to entertain and talk of her nation's aspirations. Diplomats know her from Gene, va and the United Nations. Missionaries recognize her as the founder of Korea's first YWCA. And educators view her as practically a Korean Horace Mann. "She is the only leader we have in the field of women's education," President Syngman Rhee told the throngs that gathered at Ewah May 9, 1958, to mark her 40th year with the school. That day the bronze statue was unveiled and a school library was dedicated in her name, Educated in U.S. She attended America's Ohio Wesleyan University from H)22 to 1924, obtained a masters degree in education at Boston University in 1925 and a Ph. D. in education from Columbia in 1931. After returning to Korea she became Ewha's first Korean dean. Dr. Kim squared off in silent re- sistence to Korea's Japanese masters, successfully thwarting every attempt to substitute Shintoism for Ewha's Christian faith. Then in quick, tragic succession came the heady days of liberation as World War 11 ended, deep disillusionment as communism divided her nation, then war, devastation, chaos and the slow climb back. "Mother" ofr Thousands Today Helen Kim is the dedicat ed mother of thousands — her stud ents — although she has never married. She reads omniverously, plays the piano, joins frequently with her girls in singing American folk songs and exercises a recently found talent for calligraphy. A friend recently asked her how she remained so young in outlook. "It's easy," she smiled. "I'm surrounded by thousands of pretty young students every day. How could I get old?" Times Herald, Carroll, la. Saturday, Oct. 10, 1959 Max Detlefsen, Emmet! 1 Mullen Attend Institute (Times Herald News Service) MANNING — Max Detlefsen and 1 Emmeti Mullen attended a Rotary; nstilute in Grinnell Oct. 6. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Roberts and Mr. and Mrs. Leo Barrett of Ded-: lam have returned from a fishing 1 .rip at Lake Winnebigoshish, Minn, i The B & N Club held its opening, necting at the home of Mrs. Gro-, ver Bartcls, the president, Friday. 1 Urs. Ed Erps was a guest. Mrs ' Sib Livingston held high at cards; i Mrs. Pete Struve, second. Refreshments were served. Mrs. Ida Wiese will be the next hostess. Mrs. August Ross was hostess to the U-Delt-Em Tuesday. Mrs. Ed Erps held high; Mrs. Ida Wiese, second; and Mrs. Minnie Martens,' low. Dessert and coffee were served. Mrs. C. W. Kinney will be hostess next. Brownie Scouts opened their year with a hike Tuesday. Thirty-three girls took part. Leaders for the year are Mrs. Wayne Schroeder, Mrs. Joe Weiss, Mrs. Denver Haase and Mrs. Walter Felker. Officers will be elected at the Oct. 20 meeting. The Little Flower Study Club met with Helen Horn. Roll call was a current event. Vera Fink gave the lesson "The Nun's Story — Just That" by Sr. Mary Augustine. Mrs A. F. Smith will be hostess at the Oct. 15 meeting. TOO MUCH TALK BALTIMORE <AP> - T h i n g s, looked pretty bad for Peter Mcn- nin, director of the Peabody Con servatory of Music. He chattec with a visitor so long they found everyone else in the building gone and the front door locked. Thei the door to Mennin's office slammed, trapping them in the hall — out of reach of the key on Men- nin's desk. And when Mennin reached into his pocket to call the janitor from a hallway phone booth, hi- found only one nickel Fortu- naU'ly, the \i>.ilor had one, too. SCUTTLED? . . . Something unfamiliar to city types is the mail boat. Mrs. Marvin Kriscr, of Okauchee, Wis., operates a water route on Okauchee Lake. Her job might be scuttled when, her contract runs out. The route may not be renewed pending a postal survey of the area. Which would leave waterside residents high- and-dry, mnilwiso. Three Birthdays Observed at Vail (Tinier, Herald News Service) WESTS1DE —Mr. and Mrs. Dick Grocn, Vail, had a triple birthday party Sunday evening. Attending were Mr. and Mrs. William Ransom and Sheryl, Weslside; Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Peters and Kim, Wall Lake; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Groen and Steven, Denison, and Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Groen, Bonnie and Larry, Vail. They observed the 5lh birthday of Kim Peters which was October 9, Mrs. Dick Groen. October 2, and William Ransom, October 5. Mrs. Lester Peters, Harlan, and Mrs. D. E. Benton were hostesses at the regular monthly meeting of the Cemetery Association Tuesday afternoon. The meeting at the Auxiliary Hall in Westside was attended by 20 members. Mrs. Larry Tripp and children, Lucsa Kay and Anthony, spent last week with Mr. and Mrs. Gilber! Kroeger. The Tripps have moved from Springfield, Neb., to Weeping Waler, Neb. Four members of the local Junior Auxiliary, accompanied by Hilda and Malinda Rickers, attended the quarterly county meeting Saturday afternoon in Deloit. The} were Wanda Jans, county president, Chanda Kracht, county sec retary, and Michele Bornhoft and Zoy Kracht. Guests Monday evening of Mr and Mrs. Earl Chapman were Mr and Mrs. Paul Hannah, Anaheim, Calif., Mr. and Mrs. Rodney North Denison, and Mr. and Mrs. Will ifim Van Dusen, Vail. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Mason and Mr. and Mrs. Glen Lenz drove to Iowa City Sunday for Mrs. Anna Koch of Denison. Mrs. Koch had buun a patient at the University Hospital for four days. Herbert Snyder left Monday for Clinton to attend the funeral of his brother, Joe Snyder Tuesday. While in Clinton he also visited at the homes of his daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Ehlers and Mrs. Milli cent Stalil and family. Wednesday, Mr. Snyder left for Duluth, Minn,, where he is visiting his other brother; Mall Snyder. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Elias drove lu Spirit Lake Saturday where they were overnight guests of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hargens. Sunday afternoon, Mr. and Mrs. Elias attended the 50th wedding aaniversary open house honoring Mr. and Mrs. Herman Neitzke at the Presbyter- kui Church in Saiiborn. WHEN YOU SHOP IN CAR IT'S TO THE I LL OWN RMERS NEEDS! 2 3 Carroll is still a "home town/' small enough for you to find every store easily, yet large • enough to take care of your every need. Carroll offers ample parking space with its free parking lots and many blocks of free off• street parking within a few blocks of the business district. You can find almost every nationally advertised brand of merchandise under the sun for • your home, body and farm operation. When You Shop in Carroll You Are Doing Business With * "Home-Town" Folks! The Carroll clerks talk the farmers' language, know thousands of you personally, as most of the clerks are from the farms in this area. So Carroll stores are intimately associated with the needs of the farmers. Carroll is small enough to know you and still large enough to offer a complete variety of merchandise. YES, CARROLL IS GEARED TO YOUR NEEDS! Make Carroll Your Thrifty Shopping Center YOUR CHILDREN WILL GROW with The Carroll County 4-H club program offers many opportunities for fun and learning. 4-H club work provides young people with knowledge, training, experience and practice. Give your children the chance to make the most of their capabilities. Let them cultivate their interests and talents the 4-H way, To learn how your children can become 4-H members see your local club leaders or contact your county extension office today. THESE PROGRESSIVE MERCHANTS ARE SPONSORING THIS BOOSTER PAGE AMUSEMENTS Carroll Theatre 106 E. 5tb St. Dial 9400 AUTOMOTIVE Houlihan Motors Hwy 71 & 3rd Dial 2377 Lockhart Automotive Service North of Hotel Burke DiaJ 3593 AWNINGS AND CLASS George Miller 104 4tb St DiaJ 9449 BAKERIES Carroll Bakery 526 N. Adams Dial 3337 FARM IMPLEMENTS Burgess Tractor Co, 302 N. IVIain St Dial 3181 FARM MANAGEMENT V. Stuart Perry 511 N. Wert St Dial 9883 FINANCIAL ORGANIZATIONS Commercial Savings Bank 626 N. Adams DiaJ 3337 J. A. Dougherty Farm Loan* 909 N. Main Dial 9546 FLORISTS Park Garden* East on Hwy. 30 Dial 3320 GIFT SHOP The Loft tt* N. Carroll Dial 9735 MANUFACTURERS Carroll Crwmery Co. 117 W. 9U> St. Dial 2221 Holder Manufacturing Co. 123 W. 3rd St Dial 3571 MORTICIANS Huffman Funvral Home 70S N. Carroll Dial 2253 PLUMBING ft HIAT1NG Joe P. Frank 213 E. 6th St DU1 3392 •check's Plumbing ft Heating 216 West 8th St. Carroll, low* DiaJ 3868 SHOE REPAIR Anderson Bro*. Shoe Store 510 N. Adam* Dial 9887 Kramer Shoe Shop 407Vi N. Main Dial 2578 •OFT WATS* SERVICE Prank J. Bgehhelt 317 N. Main Dial 9916 UTILITIES Iowa Public Service Co. 839 N. Main DiaJ 3818 Gi» Division Iowa fi|«ctr!c Light A Power 120 W 6tb St Dial 3316 WHOLESALE HOUSiS Farner-Bocken Co. Hwy. $0 East DiaJ 3503 Why Go 6lMwh«rt Whtn Cirroll Ha* "IT*

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