Titonka Topic from Titonka, Iowa on September 26, 1974 · Page 9
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Titonka, Iowa
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Thursday, September 26, 1974
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THE TITONKA TOPIC, TITONKA, IOWA, SEPTEMBER 26, 1974 Farm Bureau Insurance Dean Briggs, Agency Manager The Kossuth County Farm Bureau Insurance Agency, located on Highway 18 West In Algona, phone 295-3351, represents Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company and Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co. of Des Moines. The companies are affiliates of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation. The Farm Bureau Insurance agent serves both town and country insurance needs — individual, family and business — with up-to-date life, health, casualty, fire and crop hail insurance coverage. He is trained ,to assist in the development of a planned financial security program tailored toj the needs and budget of each i of his clients. The two companies he represents are leaders in the insurance industry. With more than $1 billion of life insurance in force, Farm Bureau Life ranks among the ,t.op 12 percent of life insurance companies in the United States. Through the years, Farm Bureau Mutual has performed a vital role in developing up-to-date casualty, fire and crop hail coverages. The Kossuth County Farm Bureau Insurance Agency is staffed with qualified professional insurance personnel ready ,to provide Kossuth Co. residents with personal attention, local service and fast, fair claim settlements. Leisure Lanes Frank Droessler, Owner Alice Droessler, Manager Census Bureau estimates the replacement rate nationally now is about 2.1, he says. Population replacement also can be viewed in terms of crude birth and death rates — the number of births or deaths per 1,000 population. In 1973, Iowa registered 13.5 births per 1,000 total population and 10.0 deaths per 1,000. In 1960, the figures were 23.3 and 10.4 respectively. "This indicates the birth rate is slowly converging with the death rate. When births and deaths are on a par, Iowa's population growth will stop, if all other factors remain equal", Chang said. Even though Iowa is approaching the ZPG rate, that doesn't mean the state's" population will become static. ,tiie ISU sociologist says. The ZPG rate is a replacement rate, based on births and deaths. But future population is also dependent on migration of people to and from the state. Eliminate Dangers At Rural Intersections Postmaster Dick Gerdis today called for a community wide drive to eliminate dangers at rural intersections and other safety hazards in the area. A common problem for rural carriers, as well as other motorists, the Postmaster noted, are long-standing "blind corners" and other driving hazards which can be corrected through community efforts, such as removal of obstructions at intersections to create a clear view of the highways. "Such a simple step as cutting down overgrown foliage at driveways and intersections ca n save lives and prevent painful injuries", he said. "This will benefit not just rural letter carriers, but all driving residents of our area." The Postmaster said the new national drive by the U.S. Postal Service has a goal of reduc- "If current trends continue, ing injurles and fatalaties migration will have the great-! amon aboUit 700 000 ostal est influence on future popu- ipersonnel( including rural g^.. lation. And there is no certain-1 rlers who gustain more than ty that the ZPG rate will be maintained. their share of serious injuries. The Postal Service has one "The post World War II baby j O f the largest vehicle operations boom was preceded by a long- i n the world, and more than 40,000 facilities conducting term decline in birth rates. An- When you feel the need of exercise or recreation, go to the Leisure Lanes located in Bancroft, phone 885-2626 or 885-2419. They can special order any of your bowling needs or accessories. They are open seven days a week and feature billiard facilities and a snack bar. Bowling is so popular now that men, women and children are all finding this an enjoyable pastime. It is not only fun and entertaining, but good exercise as well. If you are in- experienced, don't feel embar- rased because many people are now learning and you will find it easy and fun to do. Not only can you bowl, but a snack bar is featured at the Leisure Lanes and you will find just what you want to satisfy your appetite. Why don't you drop in for a friendly cha.t and learn to bowl. | No doubt, you'll enjoy it. i In this 1974 Review issue, we, the planners, urge you and your family to visit, these bowling lanes in Bancroft. other baby boom is possible. Whether the new decline i n birth rates in the 1970's signifies a temporary postponement of childbearing or a permanent decline in family size is a question only time can answer", Chang concludes. postal business. Smaller communities, he not- ed, have .the satisfaction of generally 'less severe crime than major cities, but there is no reason for complacency, since rural areas and less populated communities frequently have many safety hazard problems. In line with this campaign, he said rural carriers would be stepping up their efforts to get residents to adhere to proper standards for mailboxes. "This is not so much a matter of appearance", he said, "as a crucial safety matter. If, for example, a carriers must leave his car to place mail in a drooping mailbox, both he and an on coming motorist face an unnecessary hazard." , He said he would also be increasing his discussions with local, county and state officials i regarding persistant road hazards, i FOR RESULTS USE TOPIC WANT ADS! Worth Money Tnule in your nld Furniture You are invited to Bjn» troms Furniture. COMPLKTE ROME FURNISHINGS Established 1935 Carpeting, Floor Coverlru Large Selections. Cse om easy payment plan. BJUSTROM'S FUHNITUttlv COMPANY Algona, Iowa SLOW DOWN \W> I.IVF- Schumacher Well Drilling Louie Schumacher, Owner The Schumacher Well Drilling located at R.Ri 2 in Algona, phone 295-2337 'or 295-2027 has been able to effectively find water at low cost in this area for several years. Schumacher Well Drilling also features Jeep and backhoe digging, complete installation of pumps and supplies, and they service all pumps. They carry Aermator products. See them also for Ritchie waterers and Bohlmann cement water- ers. They now have both rotary and cable drills. Drilling a good, long producing water well is not a Job for the amateur. The knowledge and expreience behind this well driller will prove valuable after you note that, the well toe has drilled has produced for some time, there have been no cave- ins, and that large enough pipe was installed with a strong pump that provides the amount of water you need. They use late model equipment and trained assistants who also understand their work, and you can be assured that the job will be completed in the shortest time, at the least expense, and with the very smallest damage to your property. The editors of this 1974 Review make public ! our rec- commendation of this well driller for his fine work, and suggest our readers remember to contact the Schumacher Well Drilling whenever they need a good well at low cost. TITONKA NEWS (written lor last weeir. Mr. and Mrs. Layton Nonnweiler were Saturday supper guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Hallett in Forest City. Mr and Mrs. Darrell Beavers of Forest City were Wednesday evening visitors a week ago in the homes of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hagen and Mr. and Mrs. Phil Jaren. Sunday visitors in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bradford Buffington were Mr. and Mrs Henry Groh of Livermore, Mrs. Charlotte Garrell of Renwick, and Mrs. Viola Brown of Corwith. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fuls of Omah,a Nebr,., and Mr. and Mrs. George Dolan of Northwood were Tuesday afternoon visitors in the home of Mr. and Sunday visitors in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Boekel- ma n were Mr. and Mrs. Keith Pries and family of Waterloo, Mr. and Mrs. David Boekelma n and family of Lakota, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Evans and Chad, Mrs. Jim Kiewiet, and Janice Weaver all of Buffalo Center, Joyce Boekelmah of Royal, and Reg Schutjer. The occasion was in honor of Jerry's birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jennings and Mrs. Lillian Graham were Saturday supper gueate in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Bpelcher in 1 honor of Mrs Speicher's and Mr. Jennings birthdays. , «.„ Sunday dinner guests in tne borne of Mr. and Mrs, Fred Jennings were Mrs. Lillian Graham and Paul Larsen. Afternoon coffee guests were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Folkerts and Dennis, and Mrs. Jennie Whalen. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ringsdorf came for coffee i n 'the evening and brought a large birthday cake for Fred. Mr. and Mrs, Fred Jennings were Monday evening callers in the home of the Dwight Grahams. Iowa Approaching ZPG But Growth To Continue Ames: Iowa and the nation are now approaching bhe zero population growth rate, but population will continue to increase for some time because of the momentum of past growth, an Iowa State Univers ity demographer says. The zero population growth (ZPG) rate is the rate at which the age, sex structure and the number of a population event ually will become stationary says H. C. Chang, associate professor of sociology at DSTJ The U.S. Bureau of the Census calculates the national ZPG rate at about 2.11 children pe person. • ! "Put the ZPG rate must be maintained at' least 60 year's to stop population growth. Soim< demographers say the rate mus be maintained-7<T or 75 year, to reach ZPG", Chang says. Iowa could reach ZPG earlie: however, if the number o children per woman falls below the 2.11 replacement rate. 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It has advances like rectangular headlights set in a soft: front; end, fold-down rear seat, and a new 4.3-litrc V8 engine available. NOWV In the background above, our new Nova LN Sedan. A luxurious Nova with thick carpeting and wide-back reclining front seats. For 1975, all Novas have been emphatically refined along the lines of eleganc European sedans. Nova's always been good. Now it's beautiful. IMUMIA America's favorite car continues to provide the room many families need plus plenty of quiet and comfort. Still the great American valuej CHEVELLE* Mld-sbe, easy to drive, room (at : x, mid-priced, strong reputation for value. merica f a most popular intermediate. CAMARO Our sensibly sporty compact. It looks like a million and drives like it looks. Vl&VCxONS Big ones, small ones, in-between ones, Practical wagons that make sense for America, And you. MONTE CARLO Its special ability: making you feel good. About the way it looks and drives, About your own taste and judgment. CHEVROLET'S NEW EFFICIENCY SYSTEM FOR 1975 It's the key part of a program aimed at helping our new cars run leaner (more economically), run cleaner—and save •you money every mile. The Efficiency System is standard on all 1975 Chevrolets with V8 or 6-cylinder engines. It's a series of significant engineering improvements working together for the very first time. Components include High Energy Ignition, catalytic converter, Early Fuel Evaporation and steel-belted radial ply tires. In sum, the System is designed to heighten the pleasure and lower the cost of driving a 1975 Chevrolet—to bring you a better running car in many ways, along with improved fuel economy, more miles between recommended maintenance and an engine that stays cleaner Internally because of nO'lead fuel. Your Chevrolet dealer will gladly give you the details and answer your questions, See him and the sensible 1975 Chevrolets starting September 27. MAKES SENSE FOR AMERICA

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