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Depi. ( ,[ History and Archivhi THE TITONKA TOPIC COUNTY, IOWA 50480. THURSDAY. DECEMBER 5, 1974 NUMBER 48 BOWLERS CORNER Standings and High Scores for the week of November 25 • National League , Women Over 165 Burt Sav. Bank 35% 20% Lois Sonius 201, 176 Tp£*rtr\vi 111 A T»-» **•*..«. ___._ «r- t*+ J T _ T , _•., ' ' La Vaughn Wibben ... 186, 166 Donna Dreesman 182 Kas Larson 175 Redenius Insurance .35 21 Don's DX 27 29 Heyer Shelling 26 30 Farmers Co-op Oil .. 26 30 Titonka Sav. Bank . .18y 2 37 J /2 North Kossuth League Chuck's DX 43 13 Rollie's Food Ctr. . . Aiy 2 14 y z Heyer Livestock 34 22 K & H Co-op Oil 33 23 German Val. Store .. 30 26 U.B.C 28 28 Beed Hardware 24 32 Farm Service 23 33 Trunkhill Tiling 14 42 Earl's Market 9i/ 2 46y 2 Tyk e Leaguers Titonka Sav. Bank . . 37 19 N. Cen. Pub. Serv. ... 36 20 Tyke Lanes 29 27 Meyer's Painters ... 25 27 Cunningham's 24. 32 Stanley Products ... 15 37 June Goldman Is Aboard Jet Plane As It Crashes RAMBL/N'. with Phil For years I have advocated the use of "Letters To The Men Over 205 Merle Hoover 232 Da n Meyer 228 Art Limberg ' .'223 Gerald Bahling 222 Red Larson 222 Louis Hansen . .211 Martin Norland 221 Leonard Stenzel 208 Activities At The Titonka Care Center Story hour opened our Monday morning activities on Nov. 25. We read more of our book, "On the Shores of Silver Creek". Afternoon bingo winner were Emma M. ( Hulda, Bertha N., Roy, Annie I., Gertie I. and Emma Smith. Bob H, Spears To Be Honored On Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Bob H. Spear of June Goldman, wife of a former Titonka Minister, was aboard a German jumbo Jet| that crashed at Nairobi, Kenya, and was among 98 persons , a'board the Boeing 747 who did , not perish in the firey crash. ... 59 lives were lost in the mis- |] hap as the plane took off from the Nairobi Airport on a flight from Frankfort, Germany ifeo Johannesburg, South Africa. Survivors praised the fast action of the jet's crew for the survival of so many passengers. 73 of the survivors were virtually unharmed and taken to a hotel before resuming their trip, officials said. Most of the passengers were German, but Lufthansa of fie ials said the survivors included 12 Americans. Cause of the mishap is unknown, but according to reports "The plane taxied and took off. There was an awful shuddering. »TT 1 J -1 •"•*.*. . l*J.J.U. J.VJ.J.O. J-JUU J.J. kJlJCClI QJ. — v* *». o . We worked on our individual Wesley will be honored on their Bric ' brack in the Passenger - * - Editor", and have repeatedly and cards. afternoon. We worked on Christmas decorations for our rooms, working with plastic lids Sunday, Dec. 8 from 2:00 to requested them. Now, for the first time, I have refused to print one this week. I fully realized when I rejected the copy ,that there would be those who would be disappointed, mad and revengeful about my decision. Mr. Zwiefel stopped in the office Tuesday with another letter, and I had to turn him down for several reasons that I feel were justified. First, we have run more letters, on the subject of the Titonka Development Commis sion than I fare to think about. I didnU always agree with the copy, but I feel that I gave him an adequate opportunity to state his opinions, and I 'don't feel that it is necessary to beat it to death. I am i n complete agreement about the development being placed on the tax rolls, and I hope that a realistic appraisal can be made on the project so that the board will feel that they are not prohibitive. The housing development is a big asset to the community, for it has given us an opportunity to grow as a town, it has brought business to the ocmmunity, and has supplied housing for those wishing to utilize it. As a town, we cannot sit back and refuse to look to the future and the building of our town. There is no way that we can remain static, we either progress or we slowly deteriorate. People grouped together in settlements many years ago in order to 'be able to have a con venient place to trade for things they could not grow or manufacture, and receive services they could not provide. This continues to be one of the primary reasons for having towns and cities. It also gives us an opportunity to build strong churches, and gives us a better opportunity to supply children with a sound education, and in this technological age, the old one-room school house just could not provide tfliis. A Thanksgiving sing-along was our Wednesday morning activity. We enjoyed singing our favorite hymns and songs. The Fannie Circle of the United Methodist Church met with us Wednesday afternoon. They brought delicious cookies and helped us when we played bingo. We all enjoyed helping section flew in all directions with great momentum. The 5:00 p"m. with an "open house! port win & casa S^ fire, the n the at their home. j P lan e ditched." The plane re- The event is being hosted by i P orltecll y plunged into a muddy their children, Mr. and Mrs ! field and burst into flames Roger Spear of Woden, Ken- m '° m ents after lifting off. neth of Ames, and Mr. and Mrs. Allen (Sharon) Divis of Lu- Verne, who cordiaDy invite all friends and relatives to attend Bob and Florence (VanHove) wa . s . long ^ d ^ide Spear were married December ~ ' 6, 1949. b1rth ie ri avBaade celebrate her Goodwill Truck Coming To Titonka December 10 birthday. Sixteen of us were able to go out for Thanksgiving dinner on Thussday. Those of us who stayed home enjoyed a dinner with all of the trimmings, from the turkey to the pumpkin pie | for dessert! All of us were kept busy 'with"Visitors during the afternoon and evening. On Friday morning we enjoyed the movie, "Discover America Along the Hiawatha Pioneer Trail". We enjoyed seeing the familiar sights of Iowa and our neighboring states. Next Tuesday, Dec. 10, in the afternoon, everyone is welcome .to come to the Care Center to visit and see what we've been working on in crafts. Items will be ready for sale at that time. We are proud of what we have accomplished in so short, a time, and we would like to share all of these accomplishments with anyone interested. We hope you'll stop by and visit. The Goodwill turck will be in Titonka and at Doa n on , Dec. 10 to pick up •Man is not the only animal that has gathered into groups. There are very few wild animals that do not gather in herds, prides, etc. It is a basic need. So, we have to attempt to set up a community that will continue to attract more people, and this poject is one of these attempts. I feel confident that this property will be on the tax rolls next year. The objection of at least one citizen has been made known, and if no action is .taken, I feel that it might be worthwhile to continue i n bis efforts. But until a decision has 47 DAYS Without A Fire Thanksgiving dinner guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Pannkuk. were Mr. and Mrs. Don Rens and Elese of Egan, Minn., Leon Pannkuk, Sherry Pannkuk of Orange City, and Connie Hankey o Graettinger. clothing, toys, shoes and small household articles for Goodwill Industries. Pick-up stations are the Dale Higgins garage in Titonka and the Ross Strutfoers farm at Doan. These discarded household items are the materials worked on by the handicapped as they attempt to help themselves.. It is impossible to pick up furniture as it is too bulky. Don't throw it out; throw it in a Goodwill bag! been reached, I ddn't feel tha it was necessary to continue. Speaking of letters, we are stall waiting for our firs- Christmas letter for publica tion in the Christmas issue. It's going to take some effort on the part of our readers, but I am confident ,that it will be an enjoyable feature and one that I hope we will be able to con tinue in future years. Please, if you have been thinking about writing, sit down now and get your letter in .tine mail. Now that Thanksgiving has passed, the spirit of Christmas is starting to prevail. The town's Christmas lights were turned on Monday night, and they do quite a bit to foster the spirit of the season. This is the last weekend to order note paper on our Christmas special. If you would like bo order some, let me know by Friday noon. Our Christmas special for new subscribers is still in effect and it's a good time to start for it is only two weeks until our special Christmas edition comes out. ,We will send ,the paper -to new subscribers anywhere in the U.S. for only $4.00 a year, with the rest of this year free. That's it for another week. Remember, true. unto thyself be EXTENSION COUNCIL ELECTS 14 MEMBERS Fourteen townships elected Extension members for a term starting January 1, 1975 and expiring December 31, 1976, according to John Ley, county extension director. Elected were: Buffalo, Wilbur Christenson; Cresco, Max King; Fenton, Darrel Dreyer; German, Richard Countryman; Greenwood, Mrs. Helen (Ross) Inman; Hebron, Mrs. Al Dudding; Ledyard, Mrs. Genevive (Burdette) Hoeppner; Letts Creek, David Erickson; Plum Creek, Mrs. Geraldine' (Daryl Gaedke; Prairie, George Guen ther; Riverdale, Mrs. Caro (Gary) Flaherty; Sherman Mrs. Bernadine (Ted) Hilbert Swea, Mike Paul; and Wesley Ross Struithers. Extension Council member, are elected for a two-year term Next year, the other 14 town ships in the county will elect council members. A Lufthansa spokesman said, "The plane was below its al lowable weight, limit. The landing strip of the Nairobi Airport for a jumbo jet take off and the airfield also conforms completely to international standards." Elementary Students Christmas Concert The Titonka elementary students will present a Christmas Concert on Tuesday, December 10 at 7:30 p.m. Featured at the performance will be grades kindergarten to 6 and the Sixth Grade Band. The instrumentalists and vocalists will perform traditional .carols as Santa Claus Journeys from the North Pole to countries around the world. Hot Lunch Menu For week of December 9 Monday: Spaghetti with meat sauce, buttered green beans, peanut butter sandwich, cherry crisp, milk. Tuesday: Oven-fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, relish tray, bread and butter, apple, milk. Wednesday: Goulash, cabbage salad, school made bun and butter, peach half, milk. Thursday: Pish sticks and tatar sauce, mashed potatoes and butter, buttered peas, sandwich, orange, milk. Friday: Macaroni and cheese, lettuce salad, meat slice sandwich, fruit jeljo, milk. Swea City Expected To Be Big Test For Indians What, is touted to be the game for the State Line Conference crow n will be played in the Titonka gym Friday night when the Swea City Trojans meet the Indians. Swea City is sporting only a 1-1 record for the young season, while the Indians are undefeated in two starts, but the game still lines up to be one of the better contests of the season. In 'the opener, the Swea City girls have a 2-1 record, and the Squaws are looking for their first victory of the season The first game will start a,t 6:45 p.m. World Food Problems Get Attention by U.S. Senator Dick Clark The attention focused on .the problem of world hunger at the recent World Food Conference in Rome has increased awareness of the problem and has served to prompt serious consideration of solutions. Crop failures in many parts of the world, coupled with population increases, have created a tight situation with regard to food supplies, and as a result, millions face hunger daily in all parts of the world. The Rome Conference made a good start toward some long- term solutions — .the creation of a World Food Council to coordinate the fight against hunger, for instance. Because the United States possesses the ability to produce more* food more efficiently than any other country, we are I naturally looked to for leader-' ship in finding solutions, and we should take a more active role. Much Interest Shown In Recreation Project Junior Varsity Teams Split With Burt Bears The Junior Squaws picked up a 44-24 victory, while the Junior Indians dropped a 41-28 decis ion to Burt on the home court Monday evening. In the opener, Vanessa Foil- man hit .for 11 pointe, while Rachael Eden added 6, and Donna Heyer and Kristi Bahling had 6 points apiece. In the guard court, Denise Heyer grabbed two rebounds and had seve n steals. Titonka showed a strong de fense in both courts as they took an 11-6 lead at, the end of the quarter and were leading 22-9 at the half. Tyke continued to monopolize the play as they pulled into a 30 13 lead after three quarters and went, on to pick up the easy victory. Jeff Heyer led the Junior Indians on offense as -he tallied 8 points in their losing effort in their first game of .the season. The major faftor in the loss was probably the Indians inability to hit from the free throw line as they failed on all 8 of their attempts while the Bears made 7 of 9 tries. Burt led 10-8 at the end of the quarter, but the Indians came back to take a 20-16 lead at intermission. Tyke couldn't get the ball through the hoop in the final two periods as they managed only a pair of buckets in each stanza, while the visitors were hitting for 12 and 13 DOAN U.M. WOMEN MEET The Doan United Methodist Women met at the church annex on Thursday, Nov. 21 with Mrs. Merle Hoover as hostess. 15 members were present. Mrs. Bradford Buffington presented ithe lesson, and Mrs. Gerald Bahling led the worship. Mrs. Kenneth Carlson and Mrs. Roger Carlson reported on the Workshop at Sheffield. ft was voted to reorder the kitchenette brooms. God's Acre Day will be Wednesday, Dec. 4. It was voted to send our usual Christmas contributions ;o Bidwell, Riverside, Wall Street Mission, Woodward Hospital and Hillcrest. The n ext meeting will be held December 12 with Mrs. Roger Buffington as hostess. BUY IT IN TITONKA: BROWNIE NEWS Sixteen Brownie Scouts met in Fellowship Hall of the Meth- odisit Church on Monday, Dec. 2 for their investiture meeting. Mrs. Clifford Krantz, local troop organizer, and Mrs. Lamont Junkermeier, neighborhood chairman, were .guests. A playlet on the Brownie Story was given. Eight Brownies were welcomed into Girl Scouts in a candlelight investiture ceremony. They are Amy Bronson, Wendy Bruns, Shirley Erpelding, Melanie Givens, Paula Harms, Sharon Madsen, Barbara Moore and Tammy Kardoes. Beth Eden called the meeting to order. At our next meeting on Dec. 16, we will sing Christmas carols on Main Street. The carol committee includes Pam Peterson, Barbara Moore and Linda Heyer. We will bring Christmas wrapping to this meeting. We are to remind our parents that this meelng will dismiss at 5:15. Shirley Erpelding brought ireats. Melanie Givens will bring them next time. »—Pam Peterson, reporter Sunday afternoon visitors in ihe home of Mr. and Mrs. Don For example, we need to find ways to share our technical expertise with other countries ,t.o help them improve their food production capacity. Additionally, we need to make sure that U.S. food aid abroad is used for humanitarian rather than diplomatic purposes. The Senate, in action on an amendment I introduced, directed .the administration to place the highest priority on using Food for Peace resources for humanitarian purposes. Unfortunately, this has not been the case in recent years. Increasingly, U.S. food assistance abroad has been used to support rather parochial foreign policy interests. In fiscal year 1975, more than 40% of the total funds were used as budget support for military purposes rather than for the purpose of feeding hungry people. With such a tight supply situation, it is unconscionable that our food assistance should go to countries where we wish The next outing for the junior varsity teams will be Monday when they travel to Woden-Crystal Lake. OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY AT METHODIST PARSONAGE • Rev. and Mrs. Roy Hjelmaas invite everyone to a Christmas Ope n House at the Methodist parsonage next Sunday, Dec. 8 starting at 3:00 p.m. and continuing through the evening. About 50 people, men and women, turned out at Buffalo Center Monday evening for the first of a series of informational meetings to be held concerning tlhe Gruis Recreation Area located about eight miles north east of Titonika. Those present had a chance to view the preliminary plans for the layout of the golf course and also the firat idea for a clubhouse that was submitted by Rob Smith, a senior archi- tectual student at Iowa State University. Dr. Jay Rush, president, of tihe Tri-County Recreatio n Association, read the portion of Mr. Gruis' will that pertained to -the development of a family recreation area. Mr. Carlyle Gerzema reported on the pro jected cost of tine project and the means of paying off the debt. It is estimated that the development and construction of the golf coure and clubhouse will be $140,000 with the anticipation of paying off the debt in 1987. Anoither information meeting has been tentatively set for Thursday, January 9 at the Kountry Kitchen in Titonka, when all interested persons will have the opportunity to ques tion members of the board. It was also decided that the formal fund drive will start January 6 with a goal of March 1 being set for the completion of the drive. Chamber Of Commerce Plans Pancake Supper The Titonka Chamber of Commerce will serve a free Pancake Supper in the "Multi- Purpose Room of the Titonka School on Saturday, December 14. The event was so well received last year, that members voted to hold another this year' with the anticipation of making it an annual event. wish. You are welcome! Come, visit, have coffee and Come and enjoy a supper of cookies, and stay as long as you' sausage, pancakes and syrup, „.:„!, ,r_.. ._. . anc j beverage witih the businessmen of the community Everyone is invited to attend! General chairmen of the event are Alfred Redenius and TITONKA NEWS Sunday afternoon visitors j n | Rus sell Krominga. the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred .Tpnnino 1 '' ix/oro OMVo "ft/r^f-t^ "c**, r to support a friendly political regime or exert our diplomatic leverage and not to where the most people are starving. By re-direating food aid to areas of true need and by helping to increase world food production, the United States can demonstrate its concern for the problems of world hunger and can provide the kind of leadership that is badly needed in this area. s were Mrs. Matie Fox, Mr. Larry Fox and sens of Burt Mr. and Mrs. Manford Rice and Fern Higdon of Iowa City were Thanksgiving weekend visitors i n the home of Mrs. Minnie Oesterreicher. Other guests for Thanksgiving Day dinner were Mr. and Mrs. Tony James of Des Moines, Mr. and Mrs. Craig Higdon of Mankato Minn, and Dave Higdon of Wayne, Nebr. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Redenius, Alvina and Arlene, and "Season Of Love" To Be Presented This Evening The Chrisitmas program, "Season Of Love", sponsored by the Titonka Federated Club will be presented this evening Thursday, December 5, at 8:00 p.m. at the Good Hope Lutheran Church. Rev. William Loughmiller, a Lutheran minister from. Bricelyn, Minn, will present a meaningful message of the Christ Mrs Julia Stecker attended | mas Story as he takes those cnr*irin/*r. n •>!•.,-.^l~ « «,„ r* i , I , fcM.*».vtj I/AAV/OC? present on a pictorial trip to rahani were Mr. and Mrs. Walter Stenzel and Susan of Delavan, Minn., and Mirk Alphs of Thompson. Titonka U,M.W. To Hold Annual Christmas Tea The Titonka United Methodist Women will have their annual Christmas Tea on Wednesday afternoon, December 11 at the church: Program leaders are Jan Wilbeck and Fay Callies. Marie Gingrich is in charge of table decorations. Hostesses are Fern Boekelman, Audrey Boekelman, Vivian Wubben, Hazel Akkerman, Betty Schutjer, Grace Neeland, Gertrude Richter, Lois Peterson and Peggy Hill. " A program will be presented at 2:30, which will be foUowed by the tea, continuing until 5:00. Special guests this year will be local church wome n of Ramsey, Good Hope and Immanuel Lutheran, Doan and Woden Christian Reformed Churches, faculty women, wives services a week ago Sunday at the Trinity Methodist Church in Fort Dodge where Todd Allan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alla r Redenius was christened. Othe guests for dinner i n honor o the occasion, at the home of his parents, were Mr. and Mrs Armon Frank of Pioneer, Mr and Mrs. Donald Day and family of Gillmar City, Rev. John Reibhoff and Dr. and Mrs. Perry Hefty of Hubbard. Forenoon callers were Mr. and Mrs. Den nis Weimers of Pioneer. Thanksgiving dinner guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Peterson were Mr. and Mrs. Art Loats and Mr. and Mrs. Craig Loats and Nicki Jo of Spencer, Kathy Loats of Rock Island, 111., Mr. and Mrs. Loyal Gingrich, and Mrs. Stella Peterson. Guests for dinner on Thanksgiving Day in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Redenius were Mrs. Fred Redenius, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Stecker, Mrs. Ben Limberg, and Harley and Alden Stecker, all of Woden, Sue Kirschbaum of Crystal Lake, Marvella Stecker of Waterloo' Jeff Blome of Lakota, Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Alpihs, Duane Alphs of Ames, and Mr. and Mrs. Ken Vandenhoek and family of of faculty members, and school I of Subbajd Britt. Dr. and Mrs. Perry Hefty the Holy Land. A unique presentation of a living "Christmas Card" tableau will be given by a group of dub mecbers and their children. A silver tea will follow the program. A table of holiday goodies will be offered for sale You are cordially invited ,to attend and share in this holiday family event tonight. JUNIOR GIRL SCOUTS The Titonfca Junior Girl Scouts held .their meeting on Dec. 2. We made clothespin dolls for the Christmas tree. We had our investture ceremony for our new members We had nine new Scouts and eleven Girl Scouts were rededicated. Valerie Norland and Tammy Harms served treats, —Kira Wilbeck, secretary !ADET GIRL SCOUTS The Cadets met in the Music toom of the school Monday 3ec. 2. The meeting was called o order. The secretary's and reasurer's reponts were given. We discussed, badges and .turned in some of our peanut money.. The meeting was ad- ourned. secretaries. I weekend visitors. worked on projects, was served. —I/tia Beeaken, reporter

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