Times Gone By
100 Years Ago
High School Pupils Getting Ready For This Work
The pupils who will enter debate this year at the high school and their
trainers are making preparation for the debating season. Much interest
is already being taken among the prospective debaters, and it is ex-
pected a large number will try for the honors this year. There are some
members of the debating team of last year still in school, which should
make Cherokee a strong contestant for highest honors.
On account of the lateness in getting out the annual announcement,
the time limit for enrollment in the Northwest Iowa association has been
extended to November 1. The number allowed is thirty-two. Twenty-nine
schools have already enrolled and are as follows- Onawa, Pomeroy,
Correctionville, Laurens, Britt, Algona, Fonda, Pochahontas, Rolfe,
Hawarden, Storm Lake, Webster City, Humboldt, LeMars, Sioux Rapids, Garner, Sanborn, Carroll, Sioux Center, Lake City, Cherokee, Spencer, Spirit Lake, Denison, Grand Junction, Galva and Mapleton. These schools are paired
off for the first debate. Cherokee will debate with LeMars probably January
14. Debates will then be he!d two weeks apart until all but the champions are eliminated.
The question is:
Resolved; That the several states should establish a schedule of minimum wages for unskilled labor, constitutionally granted.
Cherokee will have two teams again this year. They will meet Sheldon in a dual meet as they did last year.
The city council made no changes in its plans for paving at its session Tuesday night, but adopted a resolution of necessity covering the full 22,000 feet outlined previously. A number of interested property owners were present, some favoring and some opposing the proposed plans- but not a single verbal objection was made as the propositions for the dilferent streets were called up. Four remonstrances were on file.
The paving ordered will reach both sides of the city and includes the following streets: East Maple from Second to the railroad creek bridge, Main from the railroad creek bridge to Roosevelt, Roosevelt from Main to Spruce, Magnetic from Roosevelt to Saratoga, Union from Willow to Euclid, Euclid from Union to Spruce, Fountain from Euclid to Roosevelt, Sumner from Euclid to Rossevelt, Sherman Avenue, East Cedar from Union to Roosevelt, Willow from First to Eigth, Cedar from the railroad to the hospital grounds, Cherry from Eleventh to the railroad, Fifth from Willow to Cherry, Eighth from Maple to Willow, Ninth and Eleventh from Main to Cherry.
The kind of paving has not yet been decided upon and may not be for some time yet. A engineer will be employed and the specifications prepared covering at least asphalt concrete and concrete. Bids will be received for both and the decision as to the kind to be used will then be made.
Chas. Ducommun Has Exciting Runaway With Four-Horse Team
CLEGHORN - Chas. Ducommun had an exciting runaway Monday forenoon while driving four horses on a disc. When the team came to a stop it was found one of the best mares had a foot almost cut off. Charles had the top of his shoes cut off and there were several scratches on his legs, but at that he escaped very fortunately, as the driver is in a bad place when four big horses take a notion to run away with a disc.
75 Years Ago
Mayor Hicks Proclaims Buddy Poppy Day
Mayor George Hicks Monday proclaimed Saturday November 9th as Veterans of Foreign Wars Buddy Poppy Day.
Following is the mayor's official proclamation:
"It is a pleasure and privilege for me, as mayor, to extend a cordial endoresment of the annual Buddy Poppy sal of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The organization is to be congratulated on the deep concern it is manifesting in the welfare of our disabled veterans and for the widows and orphans of those gallant soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice. I trust there will be growinginterest in this anniual appeal which gives to each of us
the opportunity to prove we have not forgotten the sacrifice of America's soldiers. I, therefore, proclaim Saturday, Nov. 9 1940, in the city of Cherokee,'Veterans of Foreign Wars Buddy Poppy Day', and urge all citizens of this city to support the sale of Buddy Poppies as a civic and patriotic duty."
George R. Hicks, Mayor
Maskers to Parade
A big parade of children in masquerade, led by the state champion Wilson high school marching band, will inaugurate the big city wide Hallowe'en party at tne armory here Thursday night, Harold Walters, recreation department supervisor, announced Monday. Preparations are being made to take care of between 700 and 1,000 children.
The party is being promoted by the recreation department, the Junior Chamber of Commerce and the city.
"Its purpose is to give the children of Cherokee wholesome entertainment for the evening, thereby keeping them out of mischief," Walters said. "The parade will be formed north of Wilson high school and will march south on Second Street to Main and Fourth, south on Fourth to Maple, east on Maple to Second, north on Second to Main, and around the block once more, disbanding in front of the armory."
Every youngster in the community is invited to dress up in costume and
join the parade. All who do so will receive treats.
A half block on Maple - from Second street to the city hall - will be blocked off for a big watermelon feed that will follow the party in the armory. Watermelon cuts will, be served from the rear of a pick-up truck and a city street department dump truck will pick up the rinds.
A big amateur show of the type staged by Major Bowes on the radio is planned as the party feature. More than 15 amateurs have already signed up.
Everyone who attends the party will receive special treats from the Junior Chamber of Commerce, free tickets to a Saturday show at the Arrow Theater, and free watermelon.
Two 4-H Clubs Meet This Week
Two county 4-H clubs will hold re-organization meetings this week, County Agent C. H. Thompson announced Monday.
Maple Valley club will meet at the Clifford Ohlson farm home at 8 o'clock Wednesday night, Oct. 30. Under the leadership of Alyin Peterson members will complete the old year's business and elect officers for the new year.
Mill Creek Valley 4-H Builders club will convene at the Clyde Paslay home at 8 o'clock Thursday night, October 31, under the leadership of Wilmer Lamont. Members will also complete old business and elect officers. Prospective new members are invited to attend both sessions.
50 Years Ago
Street Pact awarded to Christensen
Christensen Bros., Cherokee, was awarded the contract for street improvements in Cherokee at a special session of the Cherokee City Council Tuesday afternoon.
The Christensen Bros. bid of $53,104.20 was the only bid received by the council.
The contract was awarded on the recommendation of Grant-Reckert, DeWild & Associates, a Rock Rapids engineering and architecure firm.
The pavement bid is for street improvement in the Fishman Addition and on Elm and Reddington Streets.
Kiwanians See Varied Film of Area
Members of the Kiwanis club enjoyed a color slide showing, presented by Cliff Chapman, at their regular meeting Tuesday noon.
Entitled "Duke's Mixture," the slides consisted of many area shots of iriterest, including flood scenes on the rampaging Little Sioux, travel shots of Atlantic City and Washington D.C.; nature pictures taken on a canoe trip down the Little Sioux and on Spring Lake and pictures of historical nterest in Cherokee County. Cliff noted that many persons travel to mountains, seashores and the like, but the fact is there are many scenes of great natural beauty right here at home.
Ben Brasser reported on the enthusiastic turnout for the PP&K contest. Two area boys will travel to district eliminations. They are Pat Phpps, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nate Phipps, and Larry Graves, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Graves.
The meeting was conducted by Dick Christie, President, and Walt Brenner was in charge of the program.
Sioux Valley Accredited for 3 Yrs.
The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals has announced that Sioux Valley memorial Hospital is fully accredited for another three year period. This is the result of the hospital survey conducted on Sept. 3 by a field representative of the commission.
The announcement said: "The Commission wishes to commend you for maintaining standards deserving of accreditation and for your constant efforts to improve the quality of patient care."
Sixty-two of the 167 licensed hospitals in the state of Iowa are now accredited. Many of the other hospitals are now studying the qualifications to determine whether they meet the requirements for accreditation, as accredited hospitals are assured of acceptance by the Department of Health, Education and Welfare as qualified to accept Medicare patients.
25 Years Ago
Work on the Hy-Vee warehouse expansion Is progressing as scheduled, according to Assistant Vice- President Steve Lalng. The scheduled completion dale Is March 1. A cement parking lot was finished Thursday, and five new tractors and 10 newtrailers were also recently ordered. The expansion is expected to create about 60 new jobs.
Cherokee nips Clarinda in a 'wild one', 35-28
HARLAN -- Take 21 penalties for 222 yards, a probable interception in the end zone that's ruled a touchdown, a 40-yard touchdown pass with five seconds left in the first half that's called back by a penalty and a winning touchdown run with 14 seconds left in the game and what have you got?
"It was a wild one," answered Cherokee Coach Steve Leng after his Braves defeated Clarinda 35-28 here Friday.
Cherokee looked like it was about ready to salt the game away with 3 minutes left and a 28-20 lead. The Braves had the ball at Clarinda's 10 yard line when a fumble gave the ball back to the Cardinals. A couple big plays later, and Clarinda attempted an 18-yard pass into the end zone. What could have been an interception was ruled a touchdown for Clarinda.
According to Leng, Cherokee defensive back Doug Michel was the one who caught the ball.
"Doug came up with the ball. He said if it wasn't an interception, they were at least both out of bounds."
Instead, Clarinda tied up the score 28-28, with a two-point conversion.
After the kickoff, a personal foul penalty helped force Cherokee to punt from its own end zone and Clarinda took over at the 50 yard line.
On their first play, Clarinda attempted a pass, and Cherokee outside linebacker Ray Mullins picked a good time for his first interception of the year.
"It wasn't pretty, but he got it done," said Leng. "It was right to him."
Mullins, who has been one of Cherokee's leading tacklers all year, was tackled himself on the 50 yard line with 42 seconds left in the game. From there, Dewey Hupke scampered for nine yards on a quarterback draw. A late hit penalty tacked on 15 more yards. Hupke then ran another quarterback draw for 13 yards, and with 14 seconds left, Travis Jansen scored the game winner on an 1l-yard run off a trap play.
"We caught 'em with a trap because they were expecting a pass," Leng said."If the trap hadn't gone, we wanted to set up a field goal."
Jansen was the Braves' leading ground gainer with 170 yards on 33 carries. Hupke had 37 yards on 12 carries, and was 6-of-15 passing with two interceptions.
Defensively, Cherokee was led by Kent Timmerman, who had eight assisted tackles and nine unassisted. Mullins had seven assisted tackles and three unassisted.