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DES MO.lNl.'.:S O r lllnlary and Archives THE TITONKA TOPIC VOLUME LXXVI "TITONKA, KOSSUTH COUNT.Y, IOWA 50480, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24,1974 THE BOWLERS CORNER Standings and High Scores for the week of Ocjtober 14 National League Redenius Insurance .21 Hurt Sav. Bank 19 Heyer Shelling 17 Don's DX 16 Titonka Sav. Bank .. 13 Farmers Co-op Oil .. 10 11 13 15 16 19 22 North Kossuth League Chuck's DX 22 6 Rollie's Food Ctr. ..21 11 Heyer Livestock 20 12 K & H Co-op Oil ....19 9 German Val. Store .. 19 13 Farm Service 15 17 U.B.C 14 18 Beed Hardware 14 18 Earl's Market 7 25 Trunkhill Tiling .... 5 27 Tyk e Leaguers Titonka Sav. Bank . .25 Tyke Lanes 21 N. Cen. Pub. Serv. ...20 Meyer's Painters ... 13 Cunningham Cafe .. 10 Stanley Products ... 9 7 11 12 19 22 23 Brandt-Riley Wedding Vows Are Exchanged In Nebraska Ceremony Women Over 165 LaVaughn Wibben 202 'oyce Giesking 199 Bonnie Rike 198 Mick Jandl 191 Kas Larson 183 laralee Follman 182 Lois Sonius 180, 173 anda Etherington 176 _,aVaughn 'Wibben 176 Dora Brandt 170 Barb Madsen 170, 166 Joyce Madison 169, 168 Mavis Looft 168 Velma Nelson 168 Lois Steff a 167 Men Over 205 Paul Basse 226 Gary Hoover 216 A. J. Budlong 215 John Welhousen 215 Harold Andreason 21C Elmer Boyken 21C Phil Jaren 21C Ernie Lavrenz 207 Woodchoppers League DT'S Lounge 22 10 Mike's Construction .21 11 Tyke Lanes 2Qi/ 2 7 Titonka Topic 20y 2 Anderson Impl: .. .17i/ 2 14 Vz Titonka Plumbing .15 13 Carney's Std. Serv. . 15 17 Va n Hove Shelling - 141 /2 17 Va Crystal Lake Furn. . 12 20 Callies V-Store 10 14 Titonka Elevator ... 10 22 Willex 5 27 Bonnie Brandt, daughter of I Mr. and Mrs. Harley Brandt of I Titonka, and Gary Riley, son 'of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Riley of Valentine, Nebr. were united in marriage o n Friday, August 23 at the American Lutheran l!Church in Lincoln, Nebr. Rev. Allan Sortland performed the double ring ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Given in marriage by her fattier, the bride was attended by her sister, Mrs. Dorothy Meisterburg of Des Moines, as matron of honor. Best man was Steven Riley of Lincoln, brother of the groom. Steve Hesh of Wilbur, Nebr. and Pat Trojan of Key West, Fla. were ushers. Jo Shultz of Lincoln, organist, played .the wedding music and accompanied Martha Hanson as she sang "The Wedding Song". Kathy Stahnke of Lincoln attended the guest book. A reception followed at the Swea Stops Indians 12-0; Finish Season Here Friday Be Careful Purchasing ARSON SUSPECTED IN Carryover Soybean Seed TITONKA BRIDGE FIRE Kossuth County soybean farmers are asking about carry- Arson is the apparent cause of a bridge fire two miles east over soybean seed according to .of Titonka Saturday night. The John Ley, extension director. Eulan Schullers and William They worry that recent frosts Smidts discovered tihe blaze on may leave .them without enough the floor of the bridge, and viable seed for 1975 plantings, after kicking a bag of burning Their concern is genuine, but Reaves into the stream below, they Should be careful when they purchase 1973 carryover seed, reports L. E. Everson, head of the Iowa State University Seed Laboratory. notified the Titonka Fire Dept. to extinguish Iftie bridge plank that was burning. There was considerable dam! age to the structure and some Anyone offered carryover! of the planking will have to be The Titonka Indians suffered their second conference loss of the season at the hands of a strong, undefeated Swea City Team Friday night on the Trojans field, 12-0. It was the first shutout for the Indians since their season opener at Renwich. Hard-running Tim Kollasch brought the opening kickoff back to the Swea City 45 to give the host team good field position on their first series. They moved to the Tyke 25 before the drive was stopped on downs. The Indians best drive of the game came on their first series as they moved to the Swea 11 before being stop- RAMBLIN'. with Phil Speaking from the unprejudiced viewpoint of a very proud grandfather, I have to concur with the statement of a proud aunt, that my .grandson has to be one of the most beautiful strongest, brightest and alert babies I have ever seen. 1 Now, I don't claim to be an expert on the subject, but from my very close observation, all of the foregoing statements are true. You know, it had bee n so long since I have held a child that size that I was actually a little apprehensive about taking him the first time. I guess I inad forgotten just how small a three-day old baby is. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever believe that the trip I took last weekend would be possible. But, what an exciting experience it was! The flight •both ways was almost unbe- lievalble and indescribably beautiful. I did have a slight scare as we were about to leave Phoenix, though. After taxiing to the end of the runway, the Darrel Wubben Is New Farmers Oil Manager Darrel Wutaben, a 1958 grad uate of Titonka High School has accepted the position as manager of the Farmers Co-op Oil Co. in Titonka, and assumed his new duties on Monday. Following his high school graduation, Darrel attended Midland Linotype School in Charles City and worked as a linotype operator for about 12 years. He has also served as manager of an Algona service station for four years. Jr. High Football Team Ends Perfect Season The Titonka Junior High A recepi/iun lum/wcu au ««= Football Team wrapped up their | Charleston Courts Clubhouse. five-game season a week agojp unon was poured by Debb Tuesday with a 30-0 tromping weston and Lester Gossman Of of Corwith Wesley. The young j Lj nco i n . The wedding cake was Indians are undefeated for the | CU|1; an( j serV ed by Mrs. Ardith soybean seed for 1975 should replaced. iped. The Trojans were not to think twice. I The fire department was no- be denied on their next drive If the seed has been treated j tified about 10:30 and it took^ they moved 89 yards with with a fungicide and a farmer j ,t,he men about 30 minutes to | tlie score coming on a 10 yard L_ luj.^v, n «ain 4~n AriMtTfi-rtiT i »4-n-n 4-V» n V»nT»v» in Of ! «.,-. -»-»v5 *-V» 4-trTrt vinirmtns TValYlfllYl" season! and Mrs. Margaret a.auj.,1.; JLjUGtSdlGil CLirU. iViiO. J-VAW..!^'-*•••*-" The initial tally of the game, ph e ip S) sisters of the bride. Mrs. came on a fine run by Bradley j Ed gte'cker, aunt of the bride, Ricks, with Mark Ricklefs j pourec i coffee. i-, rJ.rZl -n r* +V»r» <-t/^YTtroT»cir\n fnv F1.Y1 rm i : j _ : adding the conversion for an 8-0 lead. Todd Loeschen drove over the middle for 6 more Hot Lunch Menu For week of October 28 Monday: Macaroni , and cheese, buttered peas, meat The bride is a graduate of Titonka High School and attended Spencer School of Busi- U V t/JL ULJ.VS jkJ.iiv*>^.Aw -.«•* ~ UcIJ.QcU. QLJtllvCl. kj\-AAVJWA \j*- J-* w*u* points, but the conversion fail-, ness rp he g room i s a graduate ed. With only four seconds of valentine High School and remaining in the first half, attended the University of Ne- Letter To The Editor pilot opened the throttles, and about the time I thought we had air speed, he burned the retro-jets, . slammed on the breaks, and dropped his flaps in order to bring the 727 to an salad ' sandwich, cranapple crisp, milk. Tuesday: Fish sticks and tartar sauce, mashed potatoes and butter, green beans, sandwich, orange half, milk. Wednesday: Chili soup and crackers, carrot and celery sticks, school made bun and butter, apple sauce, milk. Thursday: Halloween Menu: Spooky spaghetti, Jack O'Lan- tern salad, monster muffin, hobgoblin cake, witch's brew. Friday: Parsley potatoes, meat slice sandwich, lettuce salad', pear half, milk. Mrs. Pearl Ricklefs attended the 'baptism of her great j grandson at the Methodist Church in Algona. Thomas James Is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ricklefs. Other grandparents attending were 'Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Schultz of Algona. Dinner was served at the Curtis Gardner home in Algona. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Tjaden of Britt, Mrs. Sena Kramer Of Ricklefs threw a pass to Scott Smidt for the third TD of the night, and Greg Hoover ran for the conversion to give the Indians a 22-0 advantage. In the second half, Smidt scored on a sweep around left end, and Ricklefs scored the conversion for the 30-0 victory. The defense did an outstanding job in preventing the visitors from scoring throughout the game. The team members wish to express their appreciation to the mothers for the nice gesture in entertaining them after the game with supper and a delicious cake. bras k a accepts immediate delivery, j stop the burning, then he's taking a "no return" j chance, warns Everson. ! At $9.00 per bushel, the', farmer may end up losing —j $9.00 per bushel. ] Once seed is treated, it cannot be sold for processing into oil and meal, comments Everson. So it must be either planted or destroyed. The danger is that germination may rapidly drop while being stored on the farm. Such dangers are real and depend on the conditions of storage. And, few farmers have proper stor ru n with two minutes remain- I ing in the period. There were no turnovers in the game, but Titonka got one bad break to set up the final tally for the Trojans. Mid way fi, t-h*.-,' through the second period, a rather than . ™nt.pr went throush First of all, rather• tnan f ~ Qm center went tnrcmg h tossing out brick-bats, I think ^ Q{ ateve Dietric h i who a few words of thanks and |wag punting m place O f Phil appreciation to the Beet Fro- ubben and a hurried punt ducers, Titonka Chamber ofi lraveled only a few yards to Commerce, Anderson Impl. . lgwea excellent field posi- Co., Miss Lea Clausen and and they scored on a 4 group of singers and m us i c -1 yard run w ito four minutes left ians and others involved in . th half Titonka ' s defense _, .« *-v» rt v^rtf f QoH arm __ ._ .. . „ j.i GIRL SCOUTS MEET The Titonka Girl Scouts held their meeting Monday, October 21. We discussed our annual nut and candy sale. We are going to imake and buy gifts for children who don't have enough money for Christ- The couple are making their i home at 1201 Berkshire, Apt.' 39, Lincoln, Nebr. 68505. Activities At The Titonka Care Center Monday morning, October 14 we worked on our individual projects. We're trying to finish some of the items we's started for our Christmas Bazaar to be in late November. Monday afternoon bingo winners were Bud, Sylvia, Maude Cora, Amy, Myra and Stella Maude and Stella tied for the lead with three wins each! Tuesday was Emma Martin ek's birthday. She was busy with visitors most of the day. We enjoyed sharing her cake with our dinner. She had ordered cakes from Sharon Uken who did a lovely job of decorating. In the afternoon we work- AiJL Wi v*^*. «« •— — o abrupt halt. Had no idea how close we were to the end of the runway, so had a few apprehensive moments. However, we were told an indicator light had come on showing a loss of oil pressure to one engine and that It was probably a malfunction of the indicator. We went back to the terminal, and after about 20 minutes were o n our way. Now, on a more serious note. For the past few weeks we have run numerous articles in regard to the .taxation of the housing development in Titonka. I don't subscribe to all of the statements mlade in these let- letters, but I will defend the author's right to state them, and will continue to give him or anyone else the opportunity to use this paper to state their views. There are times when articles may be squeezed out because of lack of space (this is a decision I have to make almost weekly), but they will appear as soon as possible. With Shirley still in Phoenix , Woden, and Mr. and Mrs. Herman Schutter of Mankato, Minn, were Sunday afternoon visitors in the home of Mrs. Bonno Schutter. mas presents. We began working on our, mothers' Christmas presents. Patrol 3 had the flag ceremony, an dPatrol 1 had games. Susan Budlong and Lynette Reynolds served treats. —Kira Wilbeck, secretary age, continues Everson. Seed stored in barns or sheds often Decomes damp. Contact with cement floors isn't good either. A better alternative would be to request delivery just before planting time next spring. Responsible seed companies should be willing to comply. A seed company's storage facilities will ordinarily maintain seed viability much better than most farmers, explains the seed expert. Everson says it's important putting on the beef feed and entertainment for the com- stopped both attempts for the conversion, tout the two TDs v^i. uis*, w.™ - ^ CU11 VCl OlUll. 'WL»U If-lAV* n w» w — —'« munity are i n order. I thmfc i were ^ ^^ was necessar y to all those attending had a very l extend ^ c Trojian record to 6-0 enjoyable evening and feel the same as I, so again, thanks to all those involved. Did some checking at the Assessor's office regarding the tax valuation of T.D.C. Housing Project and was, given a figure of $89,114.00 as the total valuation. This included only a partial valuation of $5,760.00 on the last five- plex built and there will be an j^j y V»J.*JW11 iJtA-J" iJ i u u *•••.£* «• w _ £**. v __ ~ _.._. to request that seed carry a added value of $40,720.00. I stress test report with a Febru- believe they missed giving me ary to May dating. I the figures of two of the du- Check the label, he reminds.! plexes, as I only see two fig- The Iowa seed law requires the' ures of $16,859 and $16,707, _. . - m • * lit _ _ _. 1.1~ .«. u d»O H flflft helping out the new mother, we are going to be short of locals 5 PAYS Without A Fire this week. Hope to be back to a normal paper next week. The weather here has been fantastic for harvesting the crops, but we are going to need some rain before too long. We left Sioux Falls with the temperature in the low 50s, and when we arrived in Phoenix about noon on Thursday, the change was almost unbelievable. The temperature was about 90 degrees and got. up to the mid 90s before the afternoon was over. My trip last weekend was my first daylight flight on a commercial plane, and was quite a thrill. After leaving the plains of South Dakota we crossed the sand hills of northern Nebraska and then landed in Denver. On leaving there we cut across the Rockies and it was the first time I had ever seen them from the air. We were flying at about 31,000 feat and what a spectacular sight it was as we flew by Pike's Peak on a cloudless day. The mountains of Arizona are not as spectacular as those in Colorado, but they present quite a pattern from the air. That's it for another week.' Remember to think positive. It .doesn't cost any more, and it makes life so much brighter. Doan UMW Attend Wesley Guest Day The Doan United Methodist Women met at the Church Annex Thursday afternoon, October 17 with Mrs. Ted Hoover, Sr. as hostess. Mrs. Dwight Seaberg presented the lesson, "Agricultural Issues", and. Mrs. Tom Ellefson gave devotions. President Mrs. Ray Cunningham opened the business meeting by reading a poem, "What October Is". Plans were completed for a UNICEF Party to be held Thursday, October 31 for the community children. Mrs. Gerald Bahling will be in charge of .the event. The women were reminded of the Bake Sale to be held ed on chenille wreaths, Christmas trees and snowmen. We played "Name that Tune" at music time on Wednesday. Although we did well, we had to admit that Maude and Bud knew the most tunes. Rev. Janssen joined us in the afternoon. He brought us a most interesting and comforting message. Table bowling was first on our agenda on Thursday. Everyone is improving with Bud, Bertha S. and Maggie having 1;wo or more strikes. In the afternoon many of us put the finishing touches on our Christmas projects. Friday morning's movie was "Highways to Splendor", a scenic view of Vancouver. Afternoon bingo winners were Hattie, Maggie, Emma Stenzel, Genie, Bud, Dale, Marie D. and Myra. Sunday evening church services were conducted by Rev. Mqrk. We need pine cones for our crafts. Anyone having some of any size, please contact the Care Center. We will see that germination date on the label to be within nine months of the sale date. Farmers planning to save and plant their own carryover seed next spring should note that a germination test is not suffic. ient. Carryover soybean seed may have a high germination test in the laboratory but poor emergence in the field. A stress test should be conducted before making the final decision to plant carryover seed. These tests should be made as'near planting time as possible since carryover soybean seed may deteriorate appreciably between fall and spring. Farmers who ordinarily plant their own seed, but now question the quality of their 1974 seed and are considering planting their own carryover seed may want to proceed as fol lows: 1. Have seed from this year's production tested for germination as soon as possible. 2. If the seed from this year is low in germination, you may wish to consider your carryover so adding another $34,000 would give a total of approximately $164,000. As I have copies of mortgages from F.H.A. totaling $190,000, this for the year. Once again it was the running of Gary Goetz .that furnished most of the offense for the Indians as he picked up 98 yards in 15 attempts. Phil Ubben, hobbled by an injured foot, was used only on defense. The Indians turned to an. aerial attack late in the game, )ut came up with only three completions in 15 attempts, with Jeff Loeschen catching ,he long gainer for 21 yards. Eugene Zwiefel gathered i n an 18 yard gainer, and Brent Rippentrop caught one for 11 yards. Game Statistics T 1st downs 9 seed for planting, but Have a stress test run on the carryover seed between February and April. leaves a difference of approximately $26,000 between the mortgages and valuation of property in Assessor's office. In making inquiries at the F.H.A. Office, I was informed ,tihey usually require an investment of approximately .02% plus the real estate to build on, which would make a total of $200,000 valuation at least Also found out the T.D.C had just made a payment of $600 of recent date to the city All other taxpayers were re quired to have first half 01 taxes paid by May 31st and second half by Sept. 30th. Also had a discussion with a memlber of the Tax Board o: Review and he stated he had opposed the granting of tax exemption, but was over-ruled by the other four members. Maybe an investigation o he Board's actions in these cases 'by a group of interested .axpayers might be in order. In checking claim for tax exemption, I find under Law and Instructions (references: Jode of Iowa, 1971 Sec. 427.1) Election 'Day, Nov. 5 at Hofbauer's. Reports on the Mission Festival at Charles City on October 8 were made by Mrs. Ray Cunningham, Mrs. Fred Asa, and Mrs. Bradford Buffington. Mrs. Mary Young reported on Guest Day at Wesley on October. 10. Qtfhers Gerald attending Bahling, were Mrs. Mrs. Ross ,they are picked up. We hope to have enough to use for our Thanksgiving projects. Thanks to everyone who has donated craft material and for cookies we enjoy so much. All of these kindnesses are appreciated so greatly. Struthers arid Mrs!' Bradford Buffington. Mrs. Charles Nygaard gave a very interesting talk on their trip to Norway. Mr. Nygaard's ancestors were from there so tfhey- visited relatives as well as sightseeing. CONSERVE ENERGY! Fined For Possession Of Marijuana In Titonka Jerald R. Blain of Wesley was fined $100 and costs on a charge of "possession bf • marijtfana" in District Court, a week ago Monday .by Judge Joseph Hand. He was picked up on the charge Sept. 21 by D.eputy Keith Hofbauer and Marshall Loren Hansen in Titonka. Methodist Youths Have Delayed Bus Trip Seventeen youths from the United Methodist Church in Titonka and seven others from Garner, Forest City and Nora Springs were aboard a bus that had a mechanical failure on their return trip from LeMars a week ago Wednesday. The youths had attended an Explorer Conference, looking at various church-related occupy tlons, in LeMars and were re turning home about 2:30 when the bus broke down. 15 3 Yards rushing 113 Yards passing 50 Passes attempted Passes completed Passes int. by 0 Fumbles lost 0 Yards penalized 10 No. of punts 6 Punting average 30 SC 14 255 0 6 0 0 0 30 4 26. The Indians close out their 1974 football season at home Friday night when they take o n Armstrong in another State Line Conference contest. The Indians will be trying to come up with a winning season in the conference, while Armstrong will try to even itheir conference record at 3-3. Titonka has already topped their 1973 record whe n they won three games and lost five. Another victory will give the Indians a 5-3 record for the season. 427.1 - Exemptions: Subsection No. 9: Property of religious, literary and charitable societies. Subsection No. 27: Revok ing Exemption. Any taxpayer or any taxing district may make application .to Iowa Department of Revenue for revocation for any exemption, based on alleged, violations of the provisions of this act. In claim, the Corporation states under No, 4, that prop erty is to be used for following purposes: (Housing) and I ca n see no way possible in which that can qualify religiously, literaly or charitably unless it would be literay, an adjective Plan Second Surgery For Stacey Goodrich Stacey Goodrich, daughter of Mr, and Mrs. Larry Goodrich, will undergo surgery in Rochester again about October 29. The initial operation, performed October 15, was successful, but the additional surgery is required to complete the procedure. 'Stacey, who is in good spirits, will remain in Rochester for a few more weeks. Federated Club Makes Cookies For Care Center 1C wi*o WXVJAV \*v»¥.**» — -• f ~ * - aiJvi Another bus -was obtained meaning — having to do witn from-'St. John's Lutheran literature. Maybe some .tenant Church of, LeMars and the can read to make it qualify ior youngsters were, on their way exemption under literary head- again about 6:30, arriving ing. home about 10:00 pjn. I /&/ Orlo Zwiefel Members of the Titonka Federated Club are reminded to take two dozen cookies to Trudy Budlong's home by or on Wednesday, 'October 30. This notice is for members whose last names begin with letters A to E Cookies will be taken to the Titonka Care Center.

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