I/F" DES MO IN US i of Uhlory nnd Archive THE TXTONKA TOPIC VOLUME LXXVI TITONKA, KOSSUTH COUNTY, IOWA 50480, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1974 NUMBER 42 1 BOWLERS CORNER Standings and High Scores for the week ot October 14 National League Redenius Insurance .21 11 Burt Sav. Bank 19 13 Heyer SheDing 17 15 Don's DX 16 16 Titonka Sav. Bank .. 13 19 Farmers Co-op Oil .. 10 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 Tyke Leaguers Titonka Sav. Bank .. 25 Tyke Lanes 21 N. Cen. Pub. Serv. Meyer's Painters . Cunningham Cafe Stanley Products . .20 .13 .10 . 9 7 11 12 19 22 23 Woodchoppers League DT'S Lounge ....... 22 10 Mike's Construction . 21 11 Tyke Lanes ........ 20y 2 Brandt-Riley Wedding Vows Are Exchanged In Nebraska Ceremony Women Over 165 LaVaugh n Wibben 202 Joyce Giesking 199 Bonnie Rike 198 Mick Jandl 191 Kas Larson 183 laralee Follman 182 Lois Sonius 180, 173 Linda Etherington 176 LaVaughn Wibben 176 Dora Brandt 170 Barb Madsen 170, 166 Joyce Madison 169, 168 Mavis Loof t 168 Velma Nelson 168 Lois Steffa 167 Men Over 205 Paul Hasse 226 Gary Hoover 216 A. J. Budlong 215 John Welhousen 215 Harold Andreason 210 Elmer Boyken 210 Phil Jaren 210 Ernie Lavrenz 207 Titonka Topic ...... 20V 2 Iiy 2 Anderson Impl: .. .17% 14 y 2 Titonka Plumbing .15 13 Carney's Std. Serv. . 15 17 Van Hove Shelling .14y 2 17 y 2 Crystal Lake Furn. . 12 20 Callies V-Store ..... 10 14 Titonka Elevator ... 10 22 Willex ........ ..... 5 27 RAMBL1N'. 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. 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 been 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 load 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 unbelievable 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 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 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 tmlade 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 helping out the new mother, we are going to be short of locals Darrel Wubben Is New Farmers Oil Manager Darrel Wubben, a 1958 graduate 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. Hot Lunch Menu For week of October 28 Monday: Macaroni and cheese, buttered peas, meat 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-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 Sehultz of Algona. Dinner was served at the Curtis Gardner home in Algona. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Tjaden of Britt, Mrs. Sena Kramer Of Woden, and Mr. and Mrs. Herman Schutter of Mankato, Minn, were Sunday afternoon visitors in the home of Mrs. Bonno Schutter. Bonnie Brandt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harley Brandt of | 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 Church in Lincoln, Nebr. Rev. Allan Sortland performed the double ring ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Given in marriage by her father, 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 foe wedding music and accompan- Ir Hi nil Fnnthall Tf»am ied Martha Hanson as she sang jr. mgn rootoan learn , (Tne Wedding Song » Kathy Ends Perfect SeaSOn Stahnke of Lincoln attended „,, _.. , T . „. . the guest book. The Titonka Junior High A rec eption followed at the Football Team wrapped up their | Cnariest0 n Courts Clubhouse five-game season a week agoj puncn was poured by Debb Tuesday with a 30-0itromping Westo and Lester Qossman Of of Corwith Wesley. The young Lincoln . Tne wed ding cake was Indians are undefeated for the CUlt and serve d by Mrs. Ardith .season! Loeschen and Mrs. Margaret 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 the 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 tine bridge plank that was burning. There was considerable dam- i age to the structure and some 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 ito the Swea City 45 to give the host team good field position on their first series. They moved to the Tyke 25 be- jfore 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- Anyone offered carryover; of the planking will have to be soybean seed for 1975 should \ replaced, think twice. If the seed has been treated i tified about 10:30 and it took las tney move d 89 yards with with a fungicide and a farmer (,t,he men about 30 minutes to [ tne score com i ng on a 10 yard Placed, iped. The Trojans were not to The fire department was no-' be denied on their next drive Letter To The Editor 8-0 lead. Todd Loeschen drove over the middle for 6 more The mitia tally of ,ttie game, phel sisters of the brlde . Mrs came on a fine run by Bradley.™ stecker, aunt of the bride Ricks, with Mark Ricklefs poured C0 ff ee . adding the conversion for an Tne toride is a gradu . a t e of Titonka High School and at., tended Spencer School of Busi- points, but the conversion fail-, ness The ?room is a graduate ed. With only four secteids of Valen tine High School and remaining in the first half, attended the University of Ne- Ricklefs threw a pass to Scott Dras ic a The couple are making their home at 1201 Berkshire, Apt. 39, Lincoln, Nebr. 68505. Smid,t 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 tJhem after ithe game with supper and a delicious cake. accepts immediate delivery, j stop the burning. then he's taking a "no return"! chance, warns Everson. j At $9.00 per bushel, the, farmer may end up losing —' $9.00 per bushel. Once seed is treated, it can-| not be sold for processing into oil and meal, comments Everson. So it must be either planted or destroyed. The danger is tihat 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 storage, continues Everson. Seed 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 tmake and buy gifts for children who don'fc have enough money for Christmas presents. We began Working on our. mothers' Christmas presents. Patrol 3 had the flag ceremony, an dPatrol 1 had games. Susa n Budlong and Lynette Reynolds served treats. —Klra Wilbeck, secretary in barns or often 5 DAYS Without 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 gat 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 feeA 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 fqr ariatiier 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 Election Day, Nov. 5 at Hot bauer's. Reports on the Mission Festival at Charles City on October 8 were made by Mrs. Ray Cunningham, Mrs. Fred Asa, and Mrs. Bradford Bufifington. Mrs. Mary Young reported on Guest Pay at Wesley on October, 10. 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 Martinek'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 worked 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 t;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. Mprk. We need pine cones for our crafts. Anyone having some of any size, please contact the Care Center. We will see that ithey 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. becomes 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 importanl ru n with two minutes remaining 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 _,. . c ,, „*»,„, 4.v. a »' through the second period, a First of all rather than * went ^ tossing out brick-bats, I think / Dietrich, who a few words of thanks and 6 • phfl appreciation to the Beef Pro- ^ and hurried ducers, Titonfca Chamber of i ^ d to Commerce, Anderson Impl excellent field posi- Miss Lea Clausen and ^ ^ tney SCOTQ& ^ 4 of singers ana music-! yard run witn four mmutes i e f t and omers involved in f Titonka's defense putting on the beef feed and entertainment for the community are i n order. I so., roup ians stopped both attempts for the conversion, but the two TDs were all that was necessary to all those attending had a very nd record t(j 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 Qtihers Gerald attending Bahling, were Mrs, Mrs. Ross 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 they- visited relatives as well as sightseeing. CONSERVE ENERGY! 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, '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 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 rtfliey 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 required to have first half of taxes paid by May 31st and second half by Sept. 30th. Also had a discussion with a member of the Tax Board of Review and >he stated he had opposed the granting of tax exemption, but was over-ruled 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 nat suffic. ent. Carryover soybean seed may have a high germination :est in the laboratory but poor emergence in the field. A stress test should be conducted before making ithe final decision to plant carryover seed. These tests should be made as near planting time as possible since carryover soy- aean seed may deteriorate appreciably between fall and spring. Fanners 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 follows: 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 seed for planting, but .... Have a stress test run on the carryover seed between February and April. 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 f by Judge Joseph Hand. He was picked up on tne charge Sept. 21 by Deputy Keith, Hofbauer and IMarahall Loren Harisen 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 occupations, in LeMars and were returning home about 2:30 when ithe bus broke down. Maybe an investigation of the Board's actions in these cases 'by a group of interested taxpayers might be in order. In checking claim for tax exemption, I find under Law and Instructions (references: Code of Iowa, 1971 Sec. 427.1) 427.1 - Exemptions: Subsection No. 9: Property of religious, literary and charit- 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 1'5 attempts. Phil Ubben, hobbled by an injured foot, was used only on defense. The Indians turned to an. aerial attack late in the game, but came up with only three completions in 15 attempts, with Jeff Loeschen catching the long gainer 'for 21 yards. Eugene Zwiefel gathered in an 18 yard gainer, and Brent Rippentrop caught one for 11 yards. Game Statistics T 1st downs 9 Yards rushing 113 Yards passing 50 Passes attempted ... 15 Passes completed ... 3 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. able societies. Subsection No. 27: Revoking 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 sjtates under No, 4, that prop, erty is to be used for following purposes: (Housing) and I can see no way possible in which that can qualify religiously, ILteraly or charitably unless it would be liter ay,'an adjective Another bus -was obtained meaning — having to do with from::'St. John's Lutheran literature. Maybe some .tfinaat Church of, LeMars and the can read to make it qualify ior youngsters were, on their way exemption under library head- again about 6:30, arriving ing. home about 10:00 pjn. I /s/ Orlo Zwiefel >lan Second Surgery For Stacey Goodrich Stacey Goodrich, daughter of Mr, and Mrs. Larry Goodrich, will undergo surgery in Roch- tster 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 Members of the Titonka Federated Club are reminded to take two dozen cookies to Trudy Budlpng'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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