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s ~. OUR SOIL ,k' OUR STRENGTH _-- The Leading Newspaper and Advertising Medium of Ivanhoe and Lincoln County VOL. 58 NO. 48 IVANHOE, MINNESOTA, THURS., APRIL 30, 1959 Will Graduate Six C/ass of ]959 Students With Honors Elsa Johansen i:iii!Zi Donald Serreyn Bette Boncgek John Kaczrowski Six members of the Class of '59 will graduate with honors when Commencement Exercises are held at the school on Thurs- day, May 28. Elsa Johansen was named Val- edictorian of her class. Her av- erage is 95.47. Elsa, the daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Jo- hansen, has a long list of accom- plishments and was a member of several activity groups at the school. She is editor of the school pager, the Eagle's Eye, a member of the year book staff, belonged to the chorus, band, sextette, and pep club, had roles in class plays was a member of the speech club, was an officer of her class and was elected Homecoming Queen. Donald Serreyn earned the honor of being Salutatorian of the Class of 1959. Don has an aver- age of 93.71. He. is a member of the Aquila (year book) staff, is a class officer, took part in class plays, sang in the chorus, partici- pated in basketball and was on the staff of the Eagle's Eye. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Serreyn of Arco. Elizabeth Bonczek and John Kaczrowski each finished with the same average, 92.52. Bette as she is popularly called, is edi- tor of the Aquila, a member of the Eagle's Eye staff, was elected a Homecoming Attendant for the queen and in her junior year was Carnival Queen, is a class officer and belonged to the chorus, sex- tet, and pep club. She also par- ticipated in class plays. Bette iz the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Al Bonczek of Ivanhoe. John 'Jack' Kaczrowski is a top student as well as athlete. Presi- dent of the Class of '59, he has held offices several other years. Jack was a letterman in football basketball, baseball and track. worked on the staff of the school paper and the year book, had the ~ile lead in the sen~or class play, belonged to the chorus an~d the pep club. Jack is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Kaczrowski of Ivanhoe. Nancy Frisby will graduate with an average of 91:85. She is another student who has been busy with school activities while earning good grades. She was a cheerleader and a majorette, a member of the chorus, band, sex- tet, pep club and speech club; she Nancy Frisby Joanne Nelson Recognition Banquet To Be Held At School May 11 The annual Recognition Ban- quet, sponsored by the school and the Ivanhoe Community Club will be held on Monday, May 11. in the lunch room at the school. The committee decided to switch the banquet from the Legion Hall to the school in order to provide more room. Last year, an overflow crowd jammed the Legion building to pay recog- nition to students with achieve- meats in science, music, athletics, and general scholastic merit. Tickets for the banquet will go on sate next week and may be purchased from Dorn's Drug, the School Office, or from committee members: H.E. Frishy, Don Bartz, Dr. W. F. Ellgen.or Lloyd Whip- ple. Len Espeland, coach at Granite Falls high school during the past season, will be the main speaker at the banquet and George Fisher will be emcee. was a member of the cast of the one-act play that went to the state festival, has 'had roles in class plays, was a member of the year book staff and the school pa- per and was a Carnival Queen attendant. Nancy is the daugh- ter of Supt. and Mrs. H. E. Fris- by. The sixth student to graduate with honors is Joanne Nelson, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Nelson. Joanne participated in class plays and was a member of the chorus; she was a member of the Aquila staff and the Eagle's Eye staff, was elected a class of. ricer by her classmates. Joan has an average grade of 91.44. Village To Add More Street Lights In keeping with the policy of adding more street lights each year, members of the village council at their last regular meet- ing voted to install five lights in the weeks ahead. Two will be installed along Railroad Street in the northern part of the village. One will be installed near Hubert Street (John E. Nelson corner) and one near Sherwood Street which is near the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Redig. A third light will be installed at the intersection of Rebec'ca and Rowena streets, which is the cor- ner of the property of Mrs. Esther Phipps. The fourth light will be in- stalled in the eastern Part of the village on Rowena street near the Joseph Sterzinger residence. Location of the fifth light has not been determined but will be soon. Creamery Votes To Join Southwestern By a vote of 35 in favor and 10 against, stockholders in the Ivan- hoe Creamery Association last Saturday night voted to merge with Southwestern Minnesota Dairy Association. Last night, stockholders in Southwestern met at the city hall in Russell and~ with 59 voters present, unanimous approval of the merger was given. Now appToved, the Ivanhoe Creamery is the seventh in the SMDA. Other creameries which belong are from Garvin, Minneota, Cottonwood, Tyler~ Russell and Marshall, Rites Held For Pioneer Resident When Mrs. Betsy Herchowski left Ivanhoe last winter to spend several months with her daugh- ter and family, Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Lewinski at LaCrosse. Wiscon- sin, she was reluctant to leave. She was in poor health and felt that she would never return to her home here. She lived through the winter, and according to her daughter, she kept her SlYirits high with the thought of returning home in the spring. On April 15, she returned to Ivanhoe. On April 18, after suffering a stroke, she was taken to Hendricks Hospital where she died on Saturday, April 25. Funeral services were held for this long-time Lincoln County resident on Tuesday, April 28, at the Ivanhoe Bethany Lutheran Church at 2:00 p. m. with the Rev. James Ford officiating. Bur- ial was completed in Ivanhoe cemetery. Art Dahl, M. P. Schae- fer, Frank McFadden, F.'A. Dan- ielson, M. J. Grodzieki, and Ed Gillis served as pallbearers. Bertina Olson was born on Jan- uary 30, 1874, in Norway, the daughter of Engbret and Bertina Olson. Little is known of her childhood dbys, Or exactly at what age she came to this coun- try. On June 18, 1896, she and Frank Herchowski were united in marriage at Lake Benton. Shortly after their marriage, they moved to the Ivanhoe rural com- munity to farm and Mrs. Her- chowski was a resident of this area for more than 60 years. Af- ter farming a few years, the faro; ily moved to Ivanhoe. To the couple, five children were born, two sons dying in in- fancy. Survivors include Mrs. F. B. Lewinski of LaCrosse, Wiscon- sin, and Floyd J. Herhusky of El- gin, Illinois, a son and a daugh- ter. There are five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren who also mourn her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank, a son, Elmer, the two other infant sons, two brothers and two sisters. Active in the Bethany Luther- an Church in her younger days, Mrs. Herchowski belonged to the Ladies Aid of that church tor nearly 30 years. She was also a member of the Royal Neighbors lodge. Those who attended the ser- vices from a distance included Mrs. Esther Parker of West- brook; Jack Daugherty, Mrs. Frank Elliot, and Mrs. Kenneth Maxson of Spicer; F. B. LewinskJ of LaCrosse, Wis.; Lawrence Jus- ten of Mosinee, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Lewinski of Prairie du Chien, Wis.; Mrs. Ernest Cohrs of Westbrook, Wis.; Mrs Elmer Her- husky of Orr, Minn.; and several from Hendricks, Canby and Mar- shall. Mrs. F. B. Lewtnski has been here since April 15 when she brought her mother back to Ivan- hoe and plans to leave here this weekend to return to her home at LaCrosse. Mrs. F. Przymus SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE ,~v~'* t., ~ . .. The third Open House event oil VV Ins ~uDscrlptlon th.e_present school term will be[ Mrs; Frances Przymus of Route eld at Ivanhoe school on Tues-J2, Ivanhoe, won the free ~ix- day, May 5, starting at 7:45 p.m.]months subscription to the Times Parents are Urged to visit the[this week for correctly identify- school at this time, especlally]ilW the bly~tery Farm of last those parents who have not had[week. 'The farm belongs to Mr. an opportunity to inspect the]and Mrs. Gus Stone, Limestone buildingand visit with teachers]Township. Seventeen entries :previously, ...... J were sent in identifying'the farm. WINNERS IN SHARE THE FUN EVENT--Four-H Share the Fun participants given special recognition at the program at Lake Benton recently include those shown in this picture, left to right; Marie Morsetb and Wayne Stegner, New Grove; Judy Syltie, Marble-Alta Vista Club; Bonnie Oll- gaard, Hope; Connie Worth, Happy Hustlers; and Delores Enga, Hansonville. Marie, Wayne and Ju- dy will be nominated for district Share the Fun participation. (Extension Service photo) Scouts To Give Out Cancer Literature; Help Hospital-School Ivanhoe's Boy Scout TroorJ members will cover the village next Monday, May 4, with a dual purpose in mind: (1) to collect pledge cards for funds for the Southveestern Minnesota Crip- pled Children's Hospital-School, and (2) to distribute literature explaining the purpose of a Can- cer Crusade. The Scouts will go door- to-door between 6:00 and 7:00 p. m. on May 4. Ray Swee, chairman of the Hospital-School project, stated that this will ,be the final oppor- tunity for local residents to make a contribution through the Ivan- hoe campaign, sponsored by the local Legion Post. According to Swee, about six percent of the cards mailed out brought contributions and about 40 percent of Ivanhoe's goal of $800 has been raised. "If the av- erage family donates $10, the goal will be achieved," Swee concluded. Dr. John Casey, County Chair- man of the Cancer Crusade, has requested the Scouts to distribute the Crusade literature. A house- to-house solicitation for Crusade funds will not take place at this time in Ivanhoe since the organ- ization was included in the Unit. ed Fund camPaign last fall. An educational program for the Cru- sade is underway under the di- rection of Dr. Casey, and the kickoff will he made by the Scouts. According to Casey, films will be made available to all local groups and the school and posters will be displayed. If anyone wishes to make a voluntary con- tribution at this time, they may do so at the Ivanhoe Clinic or The Ivanhoe Times, Ministe- cc-epts Call To Arco Members of the congregation of the Bethany Lutheran Church at Areo learned this week that Mr. Alden Johnson of the Augus- tana Theological Seminary has accepted a call issued by the con- gregation. The seminarian will be ordain- ed this summer. He has notified the church board that he will be- gin his ministry at Arco on Au- gust I. In the interim, Rev. James Ford of Ivan'hoe will serve con, gregational needs of the Arco people. s Firemen Answer Two Local Calls The Ivanhoe Fire Department was called to put out two small blazes in the village during the past few days, both of them gras~ fires. On Wednesday of last week, the department was called to the east village limits near Highway 19 where grass was burning in the ditch east of the Thies and Barron properties. Friday afternoon the depart- ment answered a call to extin- guish a fire on the school district property soul~ Of the Nielsen Construction Company lot by Highway 19. Bands Give Spring Concert At School The large crowd of parents and friends present for the Spring Band Concert at Ivanhoe School on Wednesday night of last week' were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the music present- ed. All except six students on the program were beginners with less than a year's training and the six who had played before had experienced a four-year lapse in their training. Instructor Martin Meidl and his students received plaudits from-the crowd who heard the following numbers. The Sixth Grade Band played: '~'he Make Believe Waltz", "Ser- enade", "Billy Boy", 'Who Blue Tail Fly", and "Farewell To Thee". The Junior High Band played: "Band Boys March", "March Tri- o", "Duet Waltz", "Southern Roses", "Recess Time", and "The Puppet Parade". The Senior High Band present- ed: "Swiss Navy March", "Cru sader's Hymn", "Onward Chris- tian Soldiers", "Sidewalks of New York , L Estudiantina "Rainbow Theme" from Fantasie: "Father of Victory", and "Rifle Regiment". A Hat of soloists was published in last week's issue. Accompan- ists for the soloists were Elsa Jo- hanson, Gretchen Kelm, Joan Is- fold, Linda Jones, Eileen Lind- ner ,Carole Spanton and Caroline AndrzeJek. f* SOCIAL SECURITY MAN COMING MAY 5 A representative of the Mar- shall District Office of the Social Fire Department To Buy Resuscitator The Ivanhoe Fire Department has decided to purchase a resus- citator for use in this area. According to Fire Chief Whip- ple, the purehase will be made after the next meeting. Resus- citators will be demonstrated at the meeting and the decision will be made as to which model ~,ill be purchased. Whipp'le stated that about half of the cost of the machine has been raised by various projects of the department and a few more events will be held tO raise the balance. In addition, an appeal is being made to various organiza- tions in this area for funds for the machine. Scout Fund Campai~ To End May 2 Stan Dastyeh announced this week that pledges for the Boy Scot~t Camp Development fund should be signed any time this meek in order to be included in Ivanhoe's campaign for this pur- pose. Several families whose sons belong to either the explorer unit, troop, or cub pack, have made pledges but there are several cards that have not been returned, even with a small con- tribution. Dastych stated that all families interested in providing for this future camp "should return pledges not later than Saturday, May 2. Girls Sextet Wins B Rating At Meet At the regional music festival at Worthington last Friday, the Girls Sextet of Ivant)esehool re-, ceived a B rating. Only five girls were present for the competition Security Administration will be and they sang one number. at the Courthouse in Ivanhoe on Music Instructor, Martin Meidl Tuesday, May 5, from 10:00 a. m. 'accompanied the girls to Worth- until 12:00 noon. [ington. GOOD GKOOMING WINNERS-- TI~ picture shows the ~&~ and queens in t~ four dlvbd~s at the Grooming contest at Lake Benton ge~ntly.. ~,to right el Norgaard, Hope club; Leon 8orezmen, Lake Stay club; Meyer, D~ club; and Anita Syltie.~Marifle.Alta Vts~ ( (Extension Service / TEMPERATURES 8:00 A. M. Temperatures Date 1959 1958 1954 April 23 40 37 32 April 24 42 34 47 April 27 42 42 48 April 28 50 20 40 April 29 52 40 47 Price $3.00 Per Year in Advance Win Opener With tHendricks, 5-4 The Ivanhoe Knights launched their 1959 baseball season suc- cessfully last Sunday with an ex- tra-inning victory over Hen- dricks, 5-4. The two teams play- ed excellent ball for a season's opener and went ten innings be- fore Ivanhoe emerged the winner. John Ellgen took the mound for the Knights and went all the way, setting the losers down with only five hits and no earned runs. In brief lapses in their defensive play, John's mates allowed Hen- dricks to score when strong de- fensive play would have made a shutout possible, The Knights scored in the first inning. After Musty Fehrman lived on a fielder's choice and stole second, Jim Muchlinski sin- gled him home to make it I-0. Hendricks came back in the fourth to take the lead. Milton singled, Olson walked, Trulock singled, then George Briffett threw Trulock's ball away and two runs scored. in the fifth, John Ellgen walk- ed, Lundberg advanced him with a bunt, Whip singled him home. Westphal singled, Musty Fehr- man doubled them home to make it 4-2. In the eighth, Hendricks ral- lied. Milton singled, went to sec- ond on a passed ball. Stone walked, Trulock was fanned. Kluess hit to Jim Muchlinski at first who made the putout unas- sisted. In a throw to third, Jim's toss went wide and Milton scored. Johnson hit a fly ball to right, George Briffett made a running a~tempt to catch it but the ball glanced off his glove and Stone scored, tieing the score at 4-4. Neither team scored in the ninth. In the tenth, Hendricks the .ball, robbing Kluess of the hit and Ellgen retired the side without a run. Ivanh0e iced it in the " tenth. Bruce Westpl'ml singled over sec- ond, Musty Fehrman was hit by a pitched ball, Jim Muchlinski hit a double between the left and centerfielder a n d Westphal scored the winning tally. John Ellgen struck out 11 Hen- dricks batters, Milton and Kluess for Hendricks struck out 10 Knights, Whipple, Westphal, Jim MQch- linski and Musty Fehrman each got two hits for the George Briffett hit Starting lineup for the Knights: Vai Whipple as, Bruce Westphal c, Musty Fehrman 3b, Jim Much. linSki lb, George Briffett rf, Dean Jorgenson 2b, John Ellgen p, Jack Fitzgerald of, Quentin Lundberg If, Jack Kaczrowski and Dick Muchlinski were used as relief men in the outfield. The Knights travel to Lake Benton next Sunday. School Swings Into Busy Month of May will be held Sat. May 9. Monday May 11, the annual Recognition Banquet takes place. Baccalaure- ate Services will be held May 24 and Commencement is scheduled for May 28. H.E. Frisby's column, "Your two, lists many in addition to arc on the calendar for May. To Close May7 f Residents of Ivanhoe School District 403 were reininded this week that filings for two positions on the local school board close on John ing this year. "