Former Becky Trusdell Serves As Yellowstone Park Ranger "It's the magnetism of Yellowstone that draws people from all over the world" says Garry Davies, who also gives the "magnetism of Yellowstone" credit for bringing him and his wife, the former Rebecca Truesdell, together in the first: place. Both Rebecca and Garry work as park rangers in Yellowstone National Park during the May through August season. The rest of the -year they attend Texas A and M University where both are working toward their Ph. D. degrees. They spent their Christmas vacation with her Barents, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Truesdell, 1522 W. 6th Street, Cedar Falls, before returning to Texas. Rebecca sa/s "lady park rangers" are nothing unique. This past summer was her sixth summer at Yellowstone. She points out that there have been women park rangers for more than 40 years, and that some of the first people to serve in that capacity were women. "My family used to take me camping summers when I was only "knee-high" and my first love was park rangers," she recalls. After she graduated from UNI, Rebecca applied for a summer job as park ranger at Yellowstone. At that time, applicants were required to have at least two years of college with some background in nature studies and a natural aptitude. There are two types of park rangers, the Davies explain- DESPERATE NEED OF GOOD CLEAN LATE MODEL CARS!!! Particularly four-door models, and have a large sele* Hon of New Ford and Mercury four-doors in all sizes; NEW VEHICLES: On hand for immediate delivery: OveV 30 New Ford cars: LTD's, Torinos, Maver.cks, Mustang H's, Pintos and Granadas. With 15 New Ford LTD's and Granadas LTD Landau four-door Silver Blue/Blue with Air, T-Wheel, Spd, Cont, and more. LTD Landau two-door Ginger Met./Tan 351, T'< Wheel, Air, Prot. Grp. and more. LTD Landau four-door Ginger Met./Tan 400, Spd. Cont., Air, Rear Window Defroster and more. 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They met in 1972 when Becky was working as a park ranger and Carry was vacationing in Yellowstone aftor a stint in the Navy. He later applied for a job as park ranger and was accepted. They were married in May of 1973. Both Becky and Garry are outdoors and nature lovers and their s'j.nmer work ties in beautifully with their major interests. Garry hopes to become a fores! tr and Becky a plant geneticist. They will spend one more cart 1 free summer in Yellowstone and then embark on serious research projects. "This kind of work (park ranger) is a great lesson in human relationships," says Becky. She recalls the summer of 1972 which was the centennial year for Yellowstone and during which she had the opportunity to conduct visiting dignitaries from many countries of the world on tours of the par'.<. Yellowstone is the largest national park in the United States and attracts visitors from all over the world. This past summer the Davies lived in a tiny one-room log cabin "away back in the woods.' They had to snowshoe in May and they really learned how to THE TITONKA TOPIC April 17, 1975 — Page 4 •— live with nature. There were grizzly bears, moose, elk and deer on their doorstep and squirrels and bats in the cabin. They cut their own wood to feed the wood-burning stove which provided both cooking facilities and heat. They "loved every minute of it, " which proves they've chosen the right profession and the right partners. Garry was born in England and came to this country with his parents when he was 15 years old. His family lives in Dallas, Tex. He spent three years in Japan with the Navy and has managed to explore probably three quarters of the world so far. This is the couple's first visit to Iowa since they were married. The Truesdells came here when Mr. Truesdell, who formerly taught at Luther College in Decorah, joined the staff at UNI as professor in the education department. Becky hadn't finished her senior year in high school when they moved here, but she was tested and admitted to UNI where she received her B. A. degree. Both the Davies love mountain climbing and outdoor activities, and admit that Texas doesn't offer too much in that field, but when they have their Ph.D. degrees and settle on a place to call home, it's sure to be a "home where the buffalo roam and the deer and the antelope play," and preferably with a few mountains not so far away, (Reprinted from Cedar Falls Record) Congratulations to Phil and Shirley Jaren. The new Titonka Topic is terrific. The new offset print and pictures are a big improvement in sharpness and readability. 1 am sure that .your dedicated subscribers ,will appreciate the new publication. Both of you are to be commended for your dedication to your community for wanting to keep the local newspaper from folding up. (No pun intended. ) I am sure at some time or another your patience has been tested to the utmost. 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If they do not re-value they will continue to receive considerable more State aid to their schools and any county which increases valuations will suffer a decrease in State aid. Senator Priebe is very criti- cal of the Iowa Department of Revenue for not enforcing the . law equitably to all counties. Senator Priebe further states he feels his position can be defended and the Iowa Department of Revenue should not continue to allow any county to ignore the law. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Mr. Jaren: Congratulations on your first offset issue. It really looked good! In Thompson, we know what you're going through. We've finally reached the point where there's enough time to sit down and think about what the paper should look like, instead of just worrying about the logistics. Our subscribers have adjusted too. Now we actually hear, "I really like it. 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