THE TITONKA TOPIC VOLUME LXXVI TlTONKA, 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 29i/ 2 Women Over 165 Esther Christensen 212 North Kossuth League Chuck's DX 35 13 Rollie's Food Ctr. . . .34 14 Heyer Livestock ....31 17 K&H Co-op Oil 30 18 German Val. Store .. 25 23 U.B.C 23 25 Beed Hardware 21 27 Farm Service 20 28 Trunkhill Tiling .... 12 36 Earl's Market 9 39 Tyk e Leaguers N. Gen Pub. Serv. ... 33 Titonka Sav. Bank . .32 Tyke Lanes 26 Meyer's Painters ... 24 Cunningham's 18 Stanley Products ... 13 15 16 22 24 30 35 Post Office To Return Unstamped Envelopes Postmaster Dick Gerdis has reminded customers that effective last Sunday, the U.S. Postal Katie Ellefson _ 1941 service intends to discontinue delivering mail on which there Roy Walrods To Be Honored On Anniversary Woodchoppers League Tyke Lanes .38V 2 9M> D.T.'s Lounge 32 16 Titonka Topic 29y 2 18 Vz Mike's Construction .29 19 Van Hove Shelling . .24y 2 23 % Anderson Impl 24 y 2 23i/ 2 Titonka Plumbing . . 23 25 Callies V-Store 22 26 Carney's Std. Serv. . .20 28 Crystal Lake Purn. . .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 Smith, Bertha S., Pete, Stella, Emma M., Bud. LaVaughn Wibben 193 Donna Rudisill 190 Lois Sonius .190 Judy Spry 189 J. Junkermeier .. 187, 181, 178 Kas Larson * 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 Rike 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 tJhe address! as postage due mail as has been the custom. Postal officials will attempt to find the sender of unpaid mail and return it tor a slight fee, if there is no re- it.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 address o n 'their mail", Gerdis said. Tyke Drops Opener 67-49 Lakota Here Friday Night eachers Explain Salary Request The salary committee of the itonka 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. and Genie. We made 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 Local Drivers Place In 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 Hike, also on a Rupp, was 2nd in ,the 340 stock division. Richard Simpson of Algona, on a Sno Jet, won the 440 stock. Letter To The Editor Mr. and Mrs. Roy Walrod of Wesley will be holnored 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. Gprald (Pat) Loehr of Moorland and Cheryl Walroc 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 visited with us noon. Special thank 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 cookies in 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 'by Gertrude Richter. Items-of business included approving the 1975 budget, contributing food lor '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 kitche n remodeling plans were presented and questions answered. New Christmas cards and note paper with a sketch of the church were On display and sell for $1.25 a box. Hostesses were Verna Schutjer, Veva Keagle and Mary Budlong. in the after- 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 ° ur craft class - The turkeys were made of chenille bumps and pinecones. Thank you to Mrs. Wendell Christenson for volunteering her 1 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 ithe 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. editor for his comiments and statements in recent issues of the Topic in regard to cer.tai n 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 I as if he is talking to himself. I n 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 oat- ting 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 please. Saturday 'evening visitors In the homie of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Honken were Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Honken of Buffalo Center. 33 DAYS Without A Fire 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 ito 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 win become the bride of Bill Bchaack of Waterloo on December 7. BUY IT IN TITONKA! 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. /s/ Orlo E, Zwlefel 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 Rittenhouse, an soloist was Daryl Richeson Casket bearers were her neph ews, Myron Helmers, Darry Helmers, Charles Graber, Joh: Helmers, Rodney Freidhof an Duane Graber. Mrs. Sheare was laid to rest in the Germa: 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 Valle 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 ; Mr. Helmers died. On Januar 21, 1957, she was married t Harry Shearer. They lived fo some time in ,the state of Ne vada and at Osage and Orchard, Iowa, later moving to a farm northwest of Britt. Mr. Shearer died January 28, 1974. Mrs. Shearer is survived by her children, Arnold of Orchard, Dale of Titonka, Mrs. George (Arlene) Stecker of St. David, Ariz., Mrs. Robert (Lorraine) Freidhof of Ridgeway; Raymond of Woden, Herman of Orchard, and Mrs. Charles (LeAnn) Radcliff of Houston, Tex.; one step-son, Harold Shearer of Chicago 111.; 21 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, one brother, Harm Boeckholt of Belmond; and one sister, Mrs. Fred (Ollie) Graber of Woden. TCRA To Hold Series Of Public Meetings The Tri-Counly Recreation 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. From Sep- embcr 1973 jfeo September 974, the cost of living jumped 2%. During the saime time nterval, the increase in teach- irs' salaries was approximate- y 9%. The salary comjnittee of the faculty proposed that salaries be adjusted upward 3%' to keep up with the cost of living. lAusic 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?", The first meeting will be held in the basement of the Farmers Trust and Savings Bank in Buffalo Center on Monday, 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 "Make Your Own Kind of Mu-JMrs. Roger Carlson on Thurs- sic", "Proud Mary", and many day, Nov. 7. Mrs. Ted Hoover, more. The band will do "Come | Sr. gave the lesson, "Limits To Together", "All About the 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. Consumerism", and Mrs. Guy Carlson had worship. Mrs. Ray Cunningham, president, opened the business meeting fay reading a passage from the book, "Psalms of Struggle and Liberation". The Titonka Squaws under , f .he guidance of their new mentor, Miss Carol Sorenson, took it on the chin Tuesday night as the invading Thompson Cu'oet'.es wrapped 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 giving varsity team players a fight for starting berths as they gain experience and poise. Tyke never held the lead, but v/ere 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 down 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 its Titonka fell behind 42-37 after three quarters Rachel Eden hi* for the firs': 7 points of the inal stanza and closed the gap o 45-44 before Lori Schuster hit for 3 points to knot the core at 47 apiece wiit-h 1:16 to play. Thompson hit tiie final 'our points of the game to wrap up the 51-47 victory. Squaws Trail By 34 Thompson had things pretty much their own way through the first three periods of the varsity contest as they pulled 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 time. An invitation was read to the Christmas Tea at the Titonka United Methodist Church ,to be 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 aske( her program committee to mee on Friday. TITONKA FEDERATED CLUB TO HOLD GUEST NIGHT The Titonka Federated Club will hold its annual Cues Night at .the River Road Coun try Club, Algona, this evening Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7:00 p.m. with dinner served at 7:30 p.m Juvenile Probationary Offi cer Ralph 'Lindhorst will be the Chamber Of Commerce Schedules Work Night Earl Knudson, president of the Titonka Chamber of Commerce has announced that the community Christmas decorations will toe repaired and put up on Monday, Nov. 25 with the work ^project to start about 5:30 p.m. Members of the organization are to meet at the Anderson Implement shop. Mr. Knudson has requested that all members turn out to assist in this effort and that other interested members of ithe community are also invited to assist. CONBERTK 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 are being sent. The event is being sponsored/ by their children. ' 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 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 Ahe Navy in December 1969. DcVRIES AUCTION CO. CHANGES TIME OF SALES DeVries Auction Co. of Buffalo Center announces a change in 4 auction time from evenings to afternoons with the change going i&to effect on Tuesday, Nov. 19. Auctions will start every Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. cup and milk. 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 WUth John TJarks at Memorial Hospital i n Britt on Thursday afternoon. . Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Boekel man visited in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Telko Btecker J» Forest City on Sunday afternoon. Stacey Goodrich bad surgery at Rochester on Monday morning. into a 19-5 lead after the first period and stretched it to 39-17 at the half. Although the 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 Cubett.es jumped into a 57-23 lead as they held Titonka to a mere 6 points during the 8-minute period. With some 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 B. Tapper 3-9 K. Bahling 2-3 J. Buffington . . 0-0 6 18 5 13 5 12 0 0 0 0 0 2 A. Sleper 0-0 K. Buffington . . 0-0 S. Buffington . . 0-0 C. Heyer 0-0 V. Follman 0-2 S. Madsen 0-0 2 4 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 Lasota in a non-conference contest. The Squaws will start the night's activities with the first :ame to'start at 6:45. Dpen House Shower To Honor Gayle Ricklefs An open house bridal shower will toe 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 pf Mark Mayer of Spirit Lake on December 26. Mr. and Mrs. John Isebrand were, Sunday oyster supper guests home of Mr. and Mrs. Layton Nonnweiler.
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