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Depi. 0 [ Ili.sl.ory and Archtvbi THE TITONKA TOPIC VOLUME LXXVI TITONKA, KOSSUTH COUNTY, IOWA 50480, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1974 NUMBER 48 THE BOWLERS CORNER Standings and High Scores for the week of November 25 •National League I, Women Over 165 Burt Sav. Bank 35y 2 20y 2 \Loi s Sonius 201, 176 Redenius Insurance .35 21 'LaVaughn Wibben ...186, 166 29 ~ June Goldman Is Aboard Jet Plane As It Crashes Don's DX 27 Heyer Shelling 26 30 Farmers Co-op Oil .. 26 30 Titonka Sav. Bank . .18V 2 37i/ 2 I North Kossuth League Chuck's DX 43 13 Rollie's Food Ctr. .. ,4iy 2 14y 2 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 9y 2 46i/ 2 Donna Dreesman 182 Kas Larson 175 Men Over 205 Merle Hoover 232 Da n Meyer 228 Art Limberg 223 Gerald Bahling 222 Red Larson 222 Louis Hansen 217 Martin Norland 221 Leonard Stenzel 208 Tyk e Leaguers Titonka Sav. Bank .. 37 N. Cen. Pub. Serv. ...36 Tyke Lanes 29 Meyer's Painters ... 25 Cunningham's 24. Stanley Products ... 15 19 20 27 27 32 37 RAMBIIN'. with Phil For years I have advocated the use of "Letters To The 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. " I June Goldman, wife of a Bob H SpearS TO Be former Titonka Minister, was ' , *L . . aboard a German jumtoo Jet Honored On Anniversary that crashed at Nairobi, Kenya, I and was among 98 persons aboard 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 to 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 ^rip, officials said. Most of the passengers were German, but Lufthansa offic ials said the survivors included 12 Americans. Cause of the mishap is un known, but according to reports "The plane taxied and took off. There was an awful shuddering. Swea City Expected To Be Big Test For Indians Whait. 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 ;he young season, while the Indians are undefeated in two itarts, 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. Much Interest Shown In Recreation Project Mr. and Mrs. Bob H. Spear of ^ „ . iVil . L4,IJ.U. 1VJ.J. O. i-f\JM J.J.. ^JJVl_((A \Jl. _ . _ . . , , We worked on our individual Wesley will be honored o n their Bn C;Dra.cK m tne passenger projects Tuesday morning and 25th wedding anniversary on """'•"'" fl ° w '" o11 H "^ f '™ 0 Editor", and have repeatedly and cards. met for our group crafits in the afternoon. We worked on Christmas decorations for our rooms, working with plastic lids Sunday, Dec. 8 from 2:00 to section flew in all directions wiith great momentum. The at their home. 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 didn't 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 sii 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 haying towns and cities. It also gives us an opportunity to build strong churches, and gives us a better opportunity to supply children wi'tih a sound education, and in this technological age, the old one-room school house jusit could not provide this. •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 tihait it might be worthwhile to continue i n his efforts. But until a decision has The event is being hosted by, P°^ edly , their children, Mr. and Mrs. nem ana plane ditched." The plane re- burst into flames A Thanksgiving sing-along Roger Spear of Woden, Ke^ neth of Ames, and Mr. and Mrs. Allen (Sharon) Divis of Lu- Verne, who cordially invite all friends and relatives to attend. 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, . ... . Marie Baade celebrate her! Goodwill TrilCK birthday. Sixteen of us were able to go out for Thanksgiving dinner on Thussday. Those of us who A spokesman said, "The plane was below its al lowable weight limit. The landing strip of the Nairobi Airport Spear were married December 6, 1949. To Titonka December 10 The Goodwill turck will be in Titonka and at Doan °n stayed home enjoyed a dinner Tuesday Dec 10 to pick up the with all of the trimmings, from, discarded clothing, toys, shoes 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. 47 DAYS Without A Fire Thanksgiving dinner guests in tlhe 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 of Graettinger. been reached, I ddn't feel that it was necessary to continue. Speaking of letters, we are still waiting for our first Christmas letter for publication 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 *t!he 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 fco 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, witfti the rest of tnis year free. That's it for another week. Remember, unto thyself be true. and small household articles for Goodwill Industries. Pick-up stations are the Dale Higgins garage in Titonka and the Ross Struitihers 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! 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; Lotts Creek, David Erickson; Plum Creek, Mrs. Geraldine x (Daryl) Gaedke; Prairie, George Guenther; Riverdale, Mrs. Carol (Gary) Flaherty; Sherman, Mrs. Bernadine (Ted) Hilbert; Swea, Mike Paul; and Wesley, Ross Struithers. Extension Council members are elected for a two-year term. Next year, the other 14 townships in the county will elect council members. 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 tiie Workshop at Sheffield. It 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 to 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! 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 Chrisctma! Concert on Tuesday, December 10 at 7:30 p.m. Featured at the performance will be grade: kindergarten to 6 and the Sixth Grade Band. The instrument alists and vocalists will perform traditional carols as Santa Claus Journeys from the North Pole to countries around the world. 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 ere ated a tight situation with •egard to food supplies, and a; a result, millions face hungei 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 agains tiunger, for instance. Because the United State, possesses the ability to pvoduci more- food more efficientlj than any other country, we are naturally looked to for leadership in finding solutions, and we should take a more active role. 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: Fish sticks and tatar sauce, mashed potatoe: and butter, buttered peas, sandwich, orange, milk, Friday: Macaroni and cheese, lettuce salad, meat slice sandwich, fruit jeljo, milk. BROWNIE NEWS Sixteen Brownie Scouts met in Fellowship Hall of the Methodist 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 treats. Melanie Givens will bring them nexit time. «—Pam Peterson, reporter Sunday afternoon visitors in 'the home of Mr. and Mrs. Don Graham were Mr. and Mrs. Walter Stenziel and Susan of Delavan, Minn., and Mark Alpha of Thompson. unior Varsity Teams Split With Burt Bears The Junior Squaws picked up a 44-24 victory, while the Junior ( Indians dropped a 41-28 decis on to Burt on the home court Monday evening. In the opener, Vanessa Foil- man hit .for 11 points, While ifcachael Eden added 6, and Donna Heyer and Krlsti Bahl- ng 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 ithe 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 Pears 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 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 Che Gruis Recreation Area located about eight miles north east of Titonka. Those present had a chance to view the preliminary plans for the layout of the golf course and also the first idea for a clubhouse that was submitted by Rob Smith, a senior archi- tectual student at Iowa State University. Dr. Jay Rush, president, of the Tri-County Recreation 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 tfhe 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. Anather information meeting has bee n 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. For example, we need to find ways to share our technical expertise with other countries ,to help them improve their food production capacity. Additionally, we need to make sure that U.S. food aid abroad is used for humanitarian rath er 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 for eig n 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 to support a friendly political regime or exert our diplomatic leverage and not to where the most people are starving. By re-directing 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. 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 Wiltoeck 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 followed by the tea, continuing until 5:00. Special guests this year will toe local church wome n of Ramsey, Good Hope and Immanuel Lutheran, Doan and Woden Christian Reformed Churches, faculty women, wives of faculty members, and school secretaries. outlng 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. Come, visit, have coffee and 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 mak, ing it an annual event. Come and enjoy a supper of cookies, and stay as long as you , sausage, pancakes and syrup, wish. You are welcome! and beverage witJh the businessmen of the community. Everyone is invited to attend! General chairmen of the event are Alfred Redenius and Russell Krominga. TITONKA NEWS Sunday afternoon visitors in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jennings were 'Mrs. Matie Fox, Mr. Larry Fox and sons 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 "Season Of Love", program, 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 services a week ago Sunday at [ the Trinity Methodist Church ' in Fort Dodge where Todd Allan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Allan Redenius was christened. Other guests for dinner i n honor of 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, Alvln 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 AJphs, Duane Alphs of Ames, and Mr. and Mrs. Ken Vandenhoek and family of Britt. Dr, and Mrs. Perry Hqfty of Hubbard were Thanksgiving weekend visitors. present on a pictorial trip tp the Holy Land. A unique presentation of a living "Christmas Card" tableau will be given by a group of club 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 Qirl Scouts were rededicated. Valerie Norland and Tammy Harms served treats, —Kira Wilbeck, secretary CADET GIRL SCOUTS The Cadets met in the Music Room of the school. Monday, Dec. 2. The meeting was called to order. The secretary's and treasurer's reports were given. We discussed, badges and turned to some of our peanut money., The meeting was adjourned. We /worked on projects. Lunch was served. —I*la

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