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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1968 r Community Highlights Sodeiy...Church...Education.'..Family News and Views < Pbone 675-2115 between 8:00'a.ra. and 4:00 p.m. PitCUne editor Excelsior Class Enjoys Christinas Dinner ; Mrs. Fred Leap Excelsior Class of Sharpsville Methodist Church and their friends were entertained at home of Mrs. Virgil Carter in Sharps•ville, Wednesday, December 11 for a carry in dinner. Hostess •was assisted'by Mrs. Carl Hamilton and Mrs. William Beatty in serving. Prayer of thanks was voiced by Rev. Roy Locher, pastor of the church. Table was decorated in the Christmas theme with a sleigh filled, with holly and other decorations centered the table. Favors were small angels trimmed in tinsel. The sleigh was a gift to Mrs. Carl Hamilton and had been made by her-grandson Greg Heflin of Kokomo. Following dinner, a business and social hour was held with Mrs. Preston Huffer, president pro tern, presiding. Regular president, Mrs. Ben Thomas is spending the winter with her niece In San Antonio, Tex. A card was read from her giving her regards to all present and said she was enjoying the warm weather. Mrs. Huffer read from the Bible and "The Priceless Gift of Christmas". She closed with prayer. Devotions were given by Mrs. Roy Locher, entitled, "Advent, the Season of the Beginning of a New Year." Many Americans do not know the meaning of Advent. Many remember the attack on Pearl Harbor and beginning of World War n. For many that day changed the course of their lives but for others its only another date in a history book. She told the story of why the candle is such an important part in the celebration of Christmas. The first Sunday was from Darkness to Light. The church year begins. Second Sunday, is "The Prophecy". The God of Love cannot be ' killed, his truth cannot be buried. The third Sunday was Gandette (Rejoice), "Legend of the Christmas Rose" and blossoms look like Stars. Fourth Sunday was (Rorate) or "Showers of Righteousness". Fifth Sunday is "The King Is Come." She ended by saying "Let us not put Christ away by the putting away the Christmas trimmings but keep him alive all through the year." Mrs. Fred George read "The Legend of the Christmas Tree." Mrs. Jim Herbert who is unable to attend expressed her thanks for dinner and sent her birthday offering and card with a religious . poem caUed "Lord." - | During Christmas exchange of gifts quiet Christmas carols were played on the stereo. Rooms were decorated for the Christmas season." Tree decorated with lights and beautiful colored tree ornaments. Visiting and reminiscing of other Christmases was diversion after the gifts had been distributed, j Present to enjoy the day were members, Mesdames Preston Huffer, Fred George, Ina McCoy, Maude Peters, Fred Leap, Lottie Duncan, Rev. and Mrs. Roy Locher, Mae Edwards of Kokomp, Edna Hawkins, Lillie Imbler, Rozella Hayes, Truman Beatty, Carl Hamilton, William Beatty, Willard Horton, Mr. Emery Edwards and.Virgil Carter. j Mrs. Rozella Hayes presented the hostess Mrs. Carter, glass poinsettas in memory of her mother who passed away a year ago and had been president of the class. Next meeting will be at the church second Wednesday in January. FriendshipCirclewiUmeet with the group for a carry in dinner, first Wednesday being the regular day for Friendship Circle falls on New Year's. Engaged to Wed Diana Sue Thomas . Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Thomas, 227 South Independence St., announce the engagement of their daughter Diana Sue to Sp-4 John W. Duncan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nolan Duncan, of Atlanta. The bride-elect is a 1968 graduate of Tipton High School and is employed at K-Mart in Kokomo. Her fiance, a 1965 graduate of Hamilton Heights High School is stationed with the United States Army in Vietnam. No date has been set for the wedding. (Cro- weU Photo) Beech Grove Club Installs Officers •Mrs. Joe Off Members of BeechGroveGirls 4-H club met at the home of Jenny, Becky, and Terri Baxter for . their annual Christmas party, and gift exchange. It was decided by the girls to prepare a Christmas basket for a needy family, filled with canned goods, Christmas ; goodies and gifts. Christmas carols were sung by the group led by Terri Baxter. Roll call was answered with "what I want for Christmas." The installation of new officers were 1 conducted by Mrs. James Off, assistant adult leader. Three; new members were initiated into the club, Pam Atkisson, Cathy Off, and Adrianna Rogers. j Cathy Off 'gave a health report on "How to protect your nose." A safety' report was given by Adrianna Rogers on "Christmas safety," Devotions were given by Pam Atkisson on Christmas Gifts. j The January 8 meeting will be at the home of Jill Stoops. Refreshments were served to guests Mrs. Frank Baxter, Ranee Rogers, Mrs. James Off, Mrs. Richard Rogers, adult leader and following members Jenny, Becky and Terri Baxter, KathyandPam Atkisson, Adrianna Rogers, Marilyn Heathcoate, Sheila and Cathy Off, Carla j Johnson, and Jill Stoops. !. Rachel Circle of Arcadia Meets Mrs. Bess Williams Rachel Circle of Arcadia Christian Church made a visit to County Home taking with them gifts of cookies, candy and fruit for each one of the residents, which were placed in boxes made from Christmas cards which they enjoyed. Christmas carols were sungby the group accompanied on piano by Mrs. Don Hope and Mrs. Aileen Grimes on violin. Going were Mesdames Ora Fouch, Sam Quear, Curtis Sumner, Elmer Williams, Max Trietsch, Jack Blasser, Jim Trietsch, Don Hope, Alleen Grimes, Ruth Hiatt, Viola Mosbaugh Nancy Bouser, Jane Reese, Barbara Heatou, Rachel Cyrst, Richard Coverdale, and sons Danny and Ted and Douglas Crowell. The boys assisted in distributing gifts. UNDERGOES SURGERY . Kurt Robinson, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Robinson has undergone surgery at St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo. PRE-CHRBTMAS DINNER A family pre-Christmas dinner was enjoyed Sunday at Sheridan Shelter House. Present were Messers and Mesdames Allen Conoway, Bob Ragan and family, Bill Moore and family, Donel Law, Richard Law and CHRISTMAS TREES TREES TREES Those Beautiful Northern Grown Trees from HAROLD & BERNIECE LEE'S Own Plantation are inl GET YOUR TREE AT THE Tipton Lumber Co. ; B THIS YEAR Tree Sales Will Be From 9:00 a,m.until 9:00 p.m. Seven Days A Week. THE TIPTOl^ (INDIANA) DAILY TRIBUNE, Christmas pinner Given for Class Eight Mrs. Bess Williams Class No. 8 of Arcadia Christian Church met for their Christmas dinner and gift exchange in social room of church on December 11 for afternoon program. Mrs. Ora Fouch, president, presided and opened the | meeting, reading Matthew ,1-18-24 and Luke 2-2-14 following with a poem "Never A Christmas Morning." i For devotions, Mrs. j Ruth Hiatt gave the story of "Silent Night." The little village of Amsdorf is located near Saltzburg high up in the Tryolese Mountains of Austria. A blizzard [was raging outside and poor Father Joseph Mohr, priest of parish was preparlngfor midnight mass. The mice had eaten a hole in 1 the bellows of the organ and because of the storm no one could come to fix it. That was Christmas'eve in the year 1818. As he sat alone in his study thinkinghowiservijces could be held without the organ he was impressed with the deep penetrating quietness, and how humble man really was after all — that a little hungry moise could leave them helpless to properly conduct their important Christmas Eve mass. It must have also been humble and quiet in the manger that night long ago he mused to himself. He listened, and there was only one si- Ladies'- Aid Met Recently Mrs. Schulenburg Hosts Meeting Mrs. Bess WiUiams Mrs. Wayne Schulenburg was hostess for December meeting of regular Lutheran Missionary League. Mrs. Arnold Schulenburg for devotions read Psalms and offered prayer, following with hymn "O Blessed This House What Ever Befall" sungby group. Topic for evening "Christian Women In Retirement" was presented inwayofarecordingwhich was made at LWML Christian growth institute held at Valparaiso in October. Pastor Kolb led the discussion which follow- . ed. It was brought out that one of the most basic needs of the retired is Christian Faith. Before receiving the offering the L.W. M.L. pledge, for missions was repeated in unison. Mrs.- Guy Black, president, presided over the business session. Mrs. Roscoe Shaffer, se- . cretary and Mrs. Walter Menchhofer gave their reports which were accepted. Mrs. Richard' Walz reported on tentative schedule for meetings. Mrs. Walz will be program chairman for the coming year. Meeting closed with the Lord's Prayer in unison. Refreshments were served .to Pastor and Mrs. Kolb, Mesdames Guy Black, William Waltz, Leroy Waltz, Harold Stevens DwaneGa- sho and daughter, Richard Walz, Harry Waltz and Norma, Walter Trietsch, Francis Beck and daughter, Paul Waltz, Walter Menchhofer, Roscoe Shaffer, Arnold Schulenburg, Misses Ulin Bardonner and Hulda Waltz, family, Larry Scott, and family, all of near Atlanta; Mr. and Mrs. Kenny Moore and family, Sheridan; Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Overdorf and family, Mrs. Opal Meyers, Noblesville; Messers and Mesdames Malcom Starrett, Cleon Silence and family, David Law, of near East Union; Mr. and Mrs. Delmas Stapleton and family, Tipton; Mr. and Mrs. Keith Wallace and family, of near Sheridan; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Spurgeon and family, Arcadia and Miss Patti Spidel of Atlanta. Mrs. Bess Williams Ladies Aid of Emanuel Lutheran Church met recently^ A basket dinner was enjoyed. Hostesses were Mesdames Charges Waltz, Walter Trietsch and Paul Waltz. All decorations and appointments were in keeping with Christmas. Mrs. Arnold Schulenburg, president, presided during business session with Mrs. Paul Wa'ltz giving devotions. "Joy to the World" was sung by group, Mrs. Waltz reading Mathew 2-1-J12. Christmas carols, "O Litjtle Town of Bethlehem", "Hark The Herald Angels Sing" and "Let Us JAlf With A Gladsome Voice" were sung by the group. "Gifts for Jesus" was topic led by Pastor John Kolb which brought dut "it is most important to give|in right spirit. Are we giving what we can spare" or what we can share." Following with prayer by the pastor. Devotions closed with the hymn "To Thee My Heart I Offer." Various reports were given, it was j announced the Aid had purchased 125 hymnals for the church and thank you notes w§re read. Mrs. Francis Beck newly elected president for 1969 gave a tentative outline of the program. MrsJ Roscoe Shaffer and Miss Ulin j Bardonner were appointed, welcome committee for January. Meeting closed with the Lord's Prayer.; Present were Pastor and Mrs. Kolb .j Mesdames Charles Waltz, William Waltz, Leroy Waltz, Guy Black, Harry Waltz and daughter Norman, Roscoe Shaffer, Arnold Schulenburg, Walter Mench- hoferj Lewis Heisser, Glen Drumm, Francis Beck and Miss Ulin Bardonner. Guests were Mrs. Dorothia Baitz, Mrs. Frank Trietsch and children. MEDITATION lence. Silent Night yet it was a Holy night. All is calm all is bright! And as his thoughts wandered back to the night, their mass was to dedicate, he wrote the words "Round yon virgin Mother and Child; Holy Infant so tender and mild. Almost without being aware " of it, his pen was recording his thoughts. Yes that would be it, perhaps his good friend' Franz Gruber could make a tuneo these words and may be his parishioners could sing this new song without the organ music. And Herr Gruber strummed up a little tune for the little song. And that night at mass it was sung for the first time to strumming music of Herr Gruber's guitar. Sleep in heavenly peace. Following the story, Silent Night was sung by the group. Memorial Services were conducted for the deceased, Everett Wiles, Mrs. Isobell Kerr, Oliver Kinder, Miss Ina Bowers and Mrs. Grace Leonard, by Mrs. Fouch. Secretary's report was read by Mrs. Ruth Hiatt and treasurer's report by Mrs. Rose Reddie,. An offering was taken with Mrs. Cecil niyes giving the offertory ,pr,ayer. President announced there would be no meetings in January and February. Sickness was discussed and flowers are fo be sent to those in the hospital. Meeting closed with prayer,. Present for the day were Mesdames Ora Fouch, Hersa Bouser, Elmer Williams, Oscar Hamm, Harry Illyes, Sam Quear, Aileen Grimes, Viola Mosbaugh, Osie Miller, Rose Reddick, Ruth Hiatt, Lyda Frazier, Maggie Miller, Wylie Turner, and Flossie Vandiver. Goldsmith S<pek and Ye Extension Club Shall Find. . Entertained- The Spirit of God came upon Azariah, the Son of Oded, and he weni out to meet Asa, and said to h\m, "Hear me, '• Asa, and all Judaji and Benjamin; The Lord is with you, while you are with him. If you.seek him, he will be found*by you but if you forsake him, he will forsake you." For along time Israel was without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law; but when in their distress, they turned to the Lord, the God of Israel, and sought him, hewasfoundby them. In those times there was no peace to him who went out or to him who came in, for great disturbances afflicted all the inhabitants qf the lands. Theywerebrokeninpieces naticjn against nation and city against city, - for God troubled theni with every sort of distress. But you, take courage! Do not let your hands be weak, for your work will be rewarded. (2 Chronicles 15: lj-7) God is ever-present, waiting and watching for us to be receptive to His Spirit and love. We may experience trouble on every side and not really understand it all bat as we cleave to God, we find peace replace fear. As we seek God and experience the nearness of His Spirit we are strengthened and encouraged for we kiow that He wiU never forsake his own. We can be assured that His promises are forever true :o those who constantly seek Him; "I will keep that which thou has committed to me; Lo, lam with you always." It is this.as- surar ce that leads us on to walk in the steps of our Lord, Jesus Christ and though we may never see the results of our efforts we live in the hope of a reward of eternal life with our Master. TUESDAY Tri Kappa Sorority 6 p.m. Elwood Country Club Phi Beta Psi Sorority 6:30 p. m. Christmas Party reservations call 675-4538 Kemp United Methodist Fellowship Hall Associate Tri Kappa 6:30 p.m. c Mrs. Hugh Carter ' Atlanta PTO 7:30 p.m. Atlanta School WEDNESDAY Country TOPS "GAR' room of Courthouse . Goldsmith Priscilla Club 12 noon Mrs. "Roy Watson, route 3 Tip Top Grandmothers Club 6:30 p.m. Mrs. Rose Biltz, 428 North Conde Street Business and Professional Wo- . men St. John's School 6:30 ' p.m. THURSDAY .Merry Workers 4-H Club 7 p.m. Miss Lou Ann Weismiller American Legion Auxiliary 6:30 p.m. Legion Hall Union Chapel Happy Hour Club 1:30 p.m. Mrs. Jesse Miller, 410 North Main FRIDAY. Live Wire. & Merry Builders Class 7^30 p.m. First Baptist Church '' . • Tipton County Club - 12:30 p. m. Bowl-O-Drome Standerford Class 6 p.m. West St. Christian Church Fellowship Room Mr. family] guests Mrs. of Elw. Windfall' Mrs, Ted Barrett Robert Hankins has entered Mercjfl hospital in Elwood for observation and treatment. antf Mrs. Algar Davis and were Thursday evening of his brother, Mr. and (Burley Davis and family od. Goldsmith . Extension Homemakers Club were entertained with a 6 p.m. dinner in honor of their 30th anniversary in the home of Miss. Ruth Wimer with her co-officers helping,. Mes. dames Ross E. Rose, Elbeft Harper, William Wolford, Charles Henkey, Myron Barnett and H?rold Fennell. In 30 years, the club, had 17 different ladies serving as president with one member deceasec (Mrs. Lela Teter). Past presidents were Mrs. Leland Wood* nansee now (Mrs. Chester Lock), Mesdames Ernest Doversberger, Guy Wimer, David Mitchell, Robert Phares, Glen Watson; Rosco Teter, Dova Lee, Roy Watson, W.L. Hughes, Robert Baumgartner, Raymond Teter, OrenSchin- laub, David Hoback, Ralph Hutto, Wallace Longfellow and Miss-, Minnie Rode. ' Past presidents at the supp>r were Miss Rode and Mesdames Doversberger, Phares, • Glenn Watson, Roy Watson, Hughes, • Baumgartner, Teter, Schinlaub, Hutto and Longfellow. • Members of the club present were Mesdames Florence Hughes, Molease Hutto, Ruth Jackson, Wallace Longfellow, Malcolm Starrett, Salty Teter, Helen Studevant, Bertha Wood, Elizabeth Watson, Roy Watson, and two guests, Mrs. Owen Ratcliff and Mrs. Jo Paul. After the dinner, Miss Wimer welcomed everyone to her home. • Miss Rode gave a reading and Miss Wimer and Mrs. Boa gave a short talk'and devotions were given by Mrs. Roy Watson. Mrs. Ratcliff gave a book review. Before meeting, closed, Mrs. Paul showed slides of the trip some of the ladies took with the National Extension Homemakers in San Juari and Puerto Rico. The club presented the president, Miss Rode with a pin. They also gave gifts to Miss Wimer, Mesdames Rose, Harper, Wolford, Henkey, Barnett, Fennell, Ratcliff and Paul. PAGE 3 Hobbs ladies Aid Has Dinner Mrs. Mark Weismiller Hbmeof Mr. and Mrs. George. Hartley Jr. south of Hobbs was the scene for the annual Christmas dinner of Ladies Aid Society of Hobbs Christian Church Thursday evening with a turkey pitch in dinner. Christmas decorations centered the tables with a lighted Christmas tree. Grace was voiced- by Mrs.' C.Mac Hamon. Business meeting was con- • ducted by president, Mrs. Glenna Powell. Christmas carols . were sung by the group and the : Lord's Prayer was prayed in unison. "The Day Before Christmas" .was read by Mrs. Powell. Devotions were by Mrs. Eula Warne reading the Christmas Story from St. Luke, "chapter 2 and she closed with prayer. Secretary's report was given by Mrs. George Hartley Jr. in absence of Mrs. Forest Landseadel and treasurers report was gi- •. ven by Mrs. Mark Weismiller.' New. officers were installed by Mrs. Hamon. They are president Mrs. C.A. Powell; vice president, Mrs. Harold Syverson; secretary Mrs. George Hartley Jr. and treasurer, Mrs. Mark Weismiller. Silent Night, a piano solo, was "played by Miss Sharon Hartley. Mrs. Eula Warne read a story "Let's Go Neighboring and 1876 Christmas." Piano solo was given by Miss Lu Ann Clouser, titled "Christmas Dreams." The Blessing jars were turned in. Anyone having one they haven't turned in may still do so. Give it to Mrs. Powell or Mrs. Mark Weismiller. These jars will be used again next year. -Contest prizes were .won by Mrs. Joe Off and Mrs. Byrd Gibbons. Hostess giftwas received by Mrs. Harold Syverson. Sata Claus appeared and distributed the exchange' gifts. Hostesses were Mesdames George Hartley, Jr., Carl .Jennings arid Gerald Dellinger. Mr. and Mrs. Quin. Fisher and family of Mr. were the weekend guests and Mrs. Jesse Coleman and daughters of Osgood. MEETING CANCELLED ^ Due to the death of Mrs. Lilly Wilburn, a 4 member; Floral So• ciety of- Hazel Dell Church will not meet Wednesday as had been planned, but will meet in 'January. TIPTON COUNTY CLUB Tipton County Extension Homemakers.Club will meetFri- day at 12:30 p.m. at the Bowl-O- Drome .for their annual Christmas dinner. Hostesses will be Mesdames Edward Whisler, Warren Mullikan, Hazel Groves, and Arza Jones. Devotions will be given by Ella Wilson. There will also be a gift exchange. OAS DRYERS DARE MAKE THE w CHauenee LUSATI Assures everythi to the rics. 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