Titonka Topic from Titonka, Iowa on November 21, 1974 · Page 1
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Titonka, Iowa
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Thursday, November 21, 1974
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THE TITONKA TOPIC VOLUME LXXVI TITONKA, KOSSUTH COUNTY, IOWA 50480, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1974 NUMBER 46 THE BOWLERS CORNER Standings and High Scores for the week of November 11 National League Redenius Insurance .30 18 Burt Sav. Bank 28 y 2 19y 2 Don's DX 24 24 Heyer Shelling 24 24 Fanners Co-op Oil .. 19 29 Titonka Sav. Bank . .18y 2 29 y 2 Women Over 165 Esther Christensen 212 Post Office To Return Unstamped Envelopes North Kossuth League Chuck's DX 35 Rollie's Food Ctr. . . .34 Heyer Livestock ... .31 K&H Co-op Oil 30 German Val. Store . .25 U.B.C 23 Beed Hardware 21 Farm Service 20 Trunkhill Tiling 12 Earl's Market 9 Tyk e Leaguers N. Cen Pub. Serv. ... 33 Titonka Sav. Bank . .32 Tyke Lanes 26 Meyer's Painters ... 24 Cunningham's 18 Stanley Products ... 13 13 14 17 18 23 25 27 28 36 39 15 16 22 24 30 35 Woodchoppers League Tyke Lanes .38y 2 9y 2 D.T.'s Lounge 32 16 Titonka Topic 29 y 2 18 y 2 Mike's Construction .29 19 Van Hove Shelling ..24y 2 23y 2 , i r\ • nl I Anderson Impl 24y 2 23% LOC3I UNVCrS PlaCB In Postmaster Dick Gerdis has reminded customers that effective last Sunday, the U.S. Postal Katie Ellefson 194 Service intends to discontinue LaVaughn Wibben 193 delivering mail on which there Donna Rudisill 190 Lois Sonius .190 Roy Walrods To Be Honored On Anniversary Judy Spry 189 J. Junkermeier . .187, 181, 178 Kas Larson v . 187 Mick Jandl . :.: 184, 176 Kas Larson 184, 167 Linda Etherington 176 Adah Rippentrop 177 Mick Jandl 174 Betty Miller 174 Katie Ellefson 170 Bonnie Hike 170 Kari Knudson 168 Joyce Madison 167 Donna Rudisill 167 Lois Steffa 167 Irene Hinders 165 Men Over 205 Earl Knudson ,.. 241 Paul Hasse 238 Stanley Larson 230 Stanley Limberg 222 Dan Meyer 213 Bud Haugen 211 Phil Jaren 208 Jack Trunkhill 205 is no postage. Gerdis said the new policy! was instituted because of the' high costs being incurred in an attempt to deliver such mail, j Afiter November 17, letters! mailed without postage will be' returned to the sender if there is a return address, or to the j dead letter office, instead of 1 being delivered to the address 1 as postage due mail as has been the custom. Postal officials will attempt to find the sender of unpaid mail and return it for a slight fee, if there is no re- if.urn address. "Naturally we realize that someone could inadvertently forget to put a stamp on a letter or that a stamp could come off prior ito cancellation, so we urge mailers to be sure to include a correct return ad- Tyke Drops Opener 67-49; Lakota Here Friday Night eachers Explain Salary Request The salary committee of the ijt.onka Teachers Association net with the Board of Educa- ion of the Titonka School at he regular monthly meeting o present a proposal for sal- j reation Area. Titonka Plumbing . . 23 25 Callies V-Store 22 26 Carney's Std. Serv. . .20 28 Crystal Lake Furn. .. 17 31 Farmers Elevator . . .17 31 Willex 10 38 Activities At The Titonka Care Center On Monday, Nov. 11, we met in the living room for a special movie, "A Song of the Earth", a beautiful color presentation of the beliefs of St. Francis of Assissi pictured lovely scenes of the Italian countryside. Afternoon bingo winners were Roy, Emma Staith, Bertha S., Pete, Stella, Emma M., and Genie. We made cookies in Bud. Snowmobile Drag Races Two Titonka drivers and one from Algona placed in the drag snowmobile races held on the grass at. Newton Sunday. Larry Nelson, driving a Rupp, won the 340 modified, and Steve R'ike, also on a Rupp, was 2nd in ,the 340 stock division. Richard 'Simpson of Algona, on a Sno Jet, won the 440 stock. dress said. o n 'their mail", Gerdis Letter To The Editor Mr. and Mrs. Roy Walrod of Wesley will be hotnored for their 25th wedding anniversary with an open house on Saturday, Nov. 30 from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. at. the Kountry Kitchen in Titonka. Their daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald (Pat) Loehr of Moorland and Cheryl Walrod of Minneapolis, will host the courtesy for their parents. A cordial invitation is ex tended to all their relatives I friends and neighbors to attend I would like to commend the The couple requests no gifts baking class on Tuesday, and enjoyed sampling the brown sugar and raisin-spice cookies. They always taste better when they're still warm. A thank you goes out to the V.F.W. ladies who brought cookies and visited with us in the afternoon. Special thank you's go to Mrs. John Janssen for playing ithe piano for our Wednesday morning sing-a-long and to the ladies of the Margaret Circle of Good Hope Lutheran Church for the devotions, songs, and cookies and 'for bringing the Covenant Players into our home for a program. The team presented an enjoyable 45-minute program of skits and plays. Our afternoon was very special for us. Bowling was on the agenda for Thursday. Dale, Bertha S., and Roy got the most strikes. We made turkeys for Thanksgiving decorations for our rooms in our craft class. The turkeys were made of chenille bumps and pinecones. Thank you to Mrs. Wendell Christenson for volunteering her'time to help us. Friday's movie was "Flying Deuces", a comedy of Laurel and Hardy antics. Afternoon bingo winners were Roy, Harry, Bertha P., Marie B., Myra Annie I., Hazel, Dale, and Amy. During .the month of November we have three birthdays for members of the Care Center family. ^Adeline Klein celebrated her birthday on Nov. 9, and Marie Baade will celebrate on November 27. Harold Smith will have a birthday on November 29, Happy birthday to these special people. Titonka U.M. Women Hear Sheriff Lampright The Titonka United Methodist Women met Wednesday, Nov. 13, and heard guest speaker, Kossuth County Sheriff, Bill Lampright. In a question our and answer presentation, he touched on many areas of law enforcement and gave a very informative program. He . listed telephone number 295-3761 for anyone to call to report any crime or seek emergency police help. Lesson leader was Ethel Downs and devotions were given toy Gertrude Richter. Items-of business included approving the 1975 budget., contributing food for Thanksgiving baskets, providing a Thanksgiving dinner for a family at Wall Street Mission, and adopting a local family for Christmas. A circle reorganization was approved with the introduction of several new interest groups, including Bible Study, quilting, arts and crafts, sewing vis itation, telephoning, prayer circles, etc. The proposed kitchen remodeling plans were presented and questions answered. New Christmas cards and note paper with a sketch of the church were o n display and sell for $1.25 a box. Hostesses were Verna Schutjer, Veva Keagle and Mai-y Budlong. Saturday 'evening visitors in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Honken were Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Honken of Buffalo Center. 33 DAYS Without Methodists To Vote On Kitchen Remodeling , By action of the Charge Conference of the United Methodist Church, members will vote on the kitchen remodeling project as presented to the Charge Conference. This voting will be held in conjunction with the Sunday Worship Service on November 24. All members are urged to attend. Ladonna Culbertson To Be Honored At Shower An open house bridal shower will be held in honor of Ladonna Culbertson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Culbertson, on Saturday, Nbvember 30 at 1:30 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Friends and relatives are invited to attend. Miss Culbertson will become the bride of Bill Bchaack of Waterloo, on December 7. BUY IT IN TITONKA! editor for his comments and statements in recent issues of the Topic in regard to certain issues and ideas that other individuals and myself have see n fit .to bring to the attention of the members of the community. I appreciate seeing or hearing some response, either pro or con, so one doesn't feel as if he is talking to himself. In my letters to the editor, I had a faint suspicion that I might ruffle a few feathers and step on some toes, and apparently I did. I've had three individuals make 'critical remarks to me concerning my comments; one thought that I had been misinformed; one said he didn't agree with all I'd written; and my sister citicized my grammar. I would say that some 30 -or more have told me they were in agreement with me, and to keep it up, and that they were behind me all the way, etc., so I don't consider .that too bad as a batting average. Considering those who don't like to read this kind of stuff, if they will see me or call me, I'll be glad to tell it to them verbally. If they have the intestinal fortitude (I could state it more bluntly), they might state their views to the public in the newspaper. I'll read it. Phil's statement, "If you didn't vote, don't gripe" is equally appropriate here. I've drafted a petition to bring before the public the revocation of the "tax exemption status" of T.D.C. on their housing project. The petition is in an attorney's office for legal examination, and I expect to have it back by the end of the week, along with copies of the tax exemption applications for 1973 and 1974. I would like to have all citizens and taxpayers exercise their own judgment and sign ,the petition if they are in agreement, and .this petition will be sent to the State Dept. of Revenue. I know certain individuals are trying to push the idea that it is a great, benefit to the community, and I won't argue that housing filled with families is a benefit, but unless these properties are paying their fair share of the taxes to support the community, only certain (businesses are reaping the benefit. I may have been a school dropout, not from necessity, but by choice, but I don't need any main-street jokers or coffee-shop clowns to do my thinking for me, and having these properties ,taken off tax rolls for the reasons mentioned in previous articles has a stink to it, and I don't even have a sense of smell. I would like to have any interested taxpayers and citizens attend a meeting at the Kountry Kitchen Saturday, Nov. 23 at 2 p.m. to ask questions and give me answers to a few questions I would like answers for. /a/ Orlo E. Zwiefel please. Funeral Services Held For Mrs. Cora Shearer Woden: Mrs. Cora Helmers Shearer, 66, a woden resident died last Thursday morning when her car and a picup truck driven by Douglas Adam of rural Forest City collidec almost head-on on the Fores City-Bancroft road no'rthwes, of Crystal Lake. Services were held Monda morning, Nov. 18 at the Unite Methodist Church, Woden, wit Rev. Stan Wierson officiating Organist for the service wa Mrs. Arlene Riti.enhouse, an soloist was Daryl Richeson Casket bearers were her neph ews, Myron Helmers, Darry Helmers, Charles Graber, John Helmers, Rodney Freidhof an Duane Graber. Mrs. Sheare was laid to rest in the German Valley Cemetery, Titonka. The daughter of Harm an Tena (Albers) Boeckholt, sh was born June 9, 1908 at Kan awha In 1927 she was united ir marriage to John Helmers an they established their home o a farm in the German Vallej community near Titonka. Th home was blessed with 4 son and 3 daughters, Arnold, Dale Arlene, Lorraine, Raymonc Herman and LeAnn. The famil circle was broken in 1949 whe n Mr. Helmers died. On Januarj 21, 1957, she was married t Harry Shearer. They lived fo some time in .the state of Ne vada and at Osage and Or chard, Iowa, later moving to farm northwest of Britt. Mr Shearer died January 28, 1974 Mrs. Shearer is survived bj her children, Arnold of Orch ard, Dale of Titonka, Mrs George (Arlene) Stecker of St David, Ariz., Mrs. Robert (Lor raine) Freidhof 1 of Ridgeway Raymond of Woden, Hermar of Orchard, and Mrs. Charle (LeAnn) Radcliff of Houston Tex.; one step-son, Haroli Shearer of Chicago 111.; 2 grandchildren, two great-grand children, one brother, Harm Boeckholt of Belmond; and on sister, Mrs. Fred (Ollie) Grabe of Woden. Chamber Of Commerce Schedules Work Night Earl Knudson, president o the Titonka Chamber of Com merce has announced that th community Christmas decora tions will be repaired an put up on Monday, Nov. 25 with the work .project to start abou 5:30 p.m. Members of the or ganization are to meet at the Anderson Implement shop. Mr. Knudson has requester that all members turn out" to assist in this effort and tha other interested "members o ithe community are also invitee to assist. CONSEBTE ENBRQT! TCRA To Hold Series Of Public Meetings Tri-Coumty Recreation The Association has announced that it will hold a series of public meeting to inform people of the area on the progress of the development of the Gruis Rec- ry adjustment, ember 1973 ito From Sep- September 974, the cost of living jumped 2%. During the saime time nterval, the increase in teachers' salaries was approximate- y 9%. The salary conpaittee of the faculty proposed that salaries be adjusted upward 3%'to keep up with the cost of living. \Ausic Concert To Be Presented Saturday Coming this Saturday, Nov. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Titonka ymnasium, will be the Dieckman Street Singers and the Lab Band in concert. The Singers will perform What Color Is God's Skin?", "Make Your Own Kind of Mu- The first meeting will be held in the basement of the Farmers Trust and Savings Bank in The Titonka Squaws under , f .he guidance of their new mentor, Miss Carol Sorenson, took it on the chin Tuesday night as the invadinq Thompson Cubettes wrapoed up an easy 67-49 State Line Conference victory. In the opening game, Titonka's loss to the Cubet-tes, 51-47, had to be one of the best opening "B" games in recent years as the Junior Squaws gave the visitors all they could handle. Several of the J.V. girls will be Buffalo Center on Monday, j giving varsity team players a Dec. 2 at 8:00 p.m. Future meetings are being scheduled for surrounding towns. The public is cordially invited to attend any or all of these meetings and share in the planning of what is hoped to be one of the finest recreation facilities in North Iowa and an example of community cooperation to solve local needs at the local level. Doan U.M. Women Meet With Mrs. Roger Carlson The Doan United Methodist Women met at the home of Mrs. Roger Carlson on Thurs- sic", "Proud Mary", and many day, Nov. 7. Mrs. Ted Hoover, more. The band will do "Come | gr. gave the lesson, "Limits To Together", "All About the | Consumerism", and Mrs. Guy Carlson had worship. Mrs. Ray Cunningham, president., opened the business meeting by reading a passage from the book, "Psalms of Struggle and Liberation". An invitation was read to the Christmas Tea at the Titonka United Methodist Church to be Blues", "Will It Go Round In Circles?", plus more. This is the first concert performance of the year for both groups. Admission is $1.00 for adults and 50c for students. Refreshments will be served in the multi-purpose room following the performance. Titonka Girl Scouts To Conduct Fund Drive The Titonka Girl Scouts are busy once again with 48 area girls belonging to the organization, 32 from the rural area and 16 from town. The leaders this year are Mrs. Jan Wilbeck and Mrs. Bonnie Erpelding, Brownies; Mrs. Alice Gesking and Mrs. Sandy Bruns, Juniors; and Lea Clausen, Cathy Stangl and Leslie Schroeder, Cadettes. There will be a fund drive the next two weeks with funds used to make Scouting available to every girl who wishes to belong, provide training and On the job help for volunteer leaders, and to increase camping opportunities. Friends of the Girl Scouts will appreciate your help at this ttoie. fight for starting berths as they gain experience and poise. Tyke never held the lead, but \vere in the game all of the way as they had the tally tied three times in the «pening period and trailed 14-10 at the buzzer. After being dow n by 9 points, 21-12, the Squaws battled back to trail by only one, 28-27, at Die half. Donna Heyer hit three buckets in the ih'rd perod, and Jean Follman added a pa-r 113 Titonka fell behind 42-37 after three quarters Rachel Eden hi,^ for the firs': 7 points of the final stanza and closed the gap to 45-44 before Lori Schuster hit for 3 points to knot the score at 47 apiece wiith 1:16 to play. Thompson hit toe final four points of the game to wrap up the 51-47 victory. Squaws Trail By 34 Thompson had things pretty much their own way througn the first three periods of the varsity contest as they pulled into a 19-5 lead after the first period and stretched it to 39-17 ; at ithe half. Although the held December 11. Rev Hjelmaas will have charge of the worship service 'at the Care Center on Dec. 1, with the Doan U.M.W. assisting. Mrs. Kenneth Carlson asked her program committee to meet on Friday. TITONKA FEDERATED CLUB TO HOLD GUEST NIGHT The Titonka Federated Club will hold its annual Guest Night at .the River Road Country Cluib, iAlgona, this evening, Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7:00 p.m., with dinner served at 7:30 p.m. Juvenile Probationary Officer Ralph Lindhorst will be the speaker. Open House To Honor Albert Rippentrops Lakota: An open house in honor of the 40th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Rippentrop will be held Sunday, Nov. 24 from 2:00 to 4:00 pjm. i n the Presbyterian Church at Lakota. All friends and relatives are cordially invited to attend. No invitations Open House Shower Set For Joyce Boekelman An open house bridal shower in honor of Joyce Boekelman will be held Saturday, Novem- 'ber 30 at 7:30 p.m. at, the Good Hope Lutheran Church, Titonka. All friends and relatives are invited to attend. The bride-elect will be married to Reginald Schutjer December 28. Hot Lunch Menu For Week of November 25 by their children. sponsored j tered coni) j cup and milk. ABOARD SUBMARINE Navy Electrician's Mate 3/c Dale Simpson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Simpson of Wesley, is a crewmember aboard the fleet ballistic cissiles submarine USS Cosimir Pulaski which has won the Submarine Squadron 14 battle efficiency "E" for excellence. The crew of the Pulaski was cited for their overall operational readiness as determined by graded training exercises and technical inspections. The Pulaski is homeported in Groton, Conn. A 1969 graduate of Corwith- Wesley High School, Dale Joined ,the Navy in December 1969. DcVRIES AUCTION CO. CHANGES TIME OF SALES DeVries Auction Co. of Buffalo Center announces a change in* auction time from evenings to afternoons with the change going into effect on Tuesday, Nov. 19. Auctions will start every Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday: Turkey supreme, mashed potatoes with gravy, relish tray, sandwich, cranberry sauce and milk. Wednesday: Vegetable beef soup with crackers, lime jello, school made bun with butter, cookie and chocolate milk. Thursday and Friday: Thanksgiving Vacation. Mrs. Lilian Graham was a Sunday dinner guest in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jennings. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Van Hove were Sunday visitors in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Van Hove at Spirit Lake. Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Boekelman visited With John Tjarks at Memorial Hospital i n Britt on Thursday afiternoon. ... Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Boekelman visited in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Telko Stecker in Forest City on Sunday afternoon. Stacey Goodrich bad surgery at Rochester on Monday morning. Squaws had the shots, the ball failed to go through the hoop, and they hit on only 1 of 8 attempts from the charity line i n the opening period. Junior Sue Rike hit for 10 points in the first half as the entire team, tried in vain to catch the visitors. "-»,„ Things didn't improve in the third period as the Cubettes jumped into a 57-23 lead as they held Titonka to a mere 6 points during the 8-minute period. With soime Thompson reserves in the game and Coach Sorenson trying to find a scoring combination, the Squaws started to hit in the final period as they out-scored their opponent 26-10 to make the loss a little less disappointing. After being able to garner only a single point in the first three quarters, Bonna Tapper hit. for 12 points, Rike added 8, Shirlee Madsen hit for 2 and Kris Bahling added 4. Game Statistics FT FG TP S. Rike 6-8 6 18 B. Tapper 3-9 5 13 K. Bahling 2-3 5 12 J. Buffington . . 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 A. Sleper 0-0 K. Buffington . . 0-0 S. Buffington . . 0-0 C. Heyer 0-0 V. Follman 0-2 S. Madsen 0-0 Titonka 11-22 19 49 15 Thompson 7-12 30 67 19 Scoring by Quarters Titonka 5 12 6 26—49 Thompson 19 20 18 10—67 Lakota Here Friday The Indians will see their first, action of the season Friday night when they host Lakota in a non-conference contest. The Squaws will start the night's activities with the first game to'start at 6:45. Open House Shower To Honor Gayle Ricklefs An open house bridal shower will be held in honor of Gayle Ricklefs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Ricklefs on Saturday, November 3Q at 7:30 p.m. at Ramsey Reformed Church. Friends and relatives are invited to attend. Miss Ricklefs will become the bride pi Mark Mayer of Spirit Lake on December 26. Mr. and Mrs. John Isebraxxd were §unjflwr oyster supper guests in .the home of Mr. and Mrs. Layton Nonnweiler.

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