THE TITONKA TOPIC VOLUME LXXVI TTTONKA, KOSSUTH COUNTY, IOWA 50480,'THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1974 NUMBER 50 THE BOWLERS CORNER Standings and High Scores for the week of December 9 National League Redenius Insurance .39 25 Burt Sav. Bank 37 y 2 26 y 2 Farmers Co-op Oil . .32 32 Don's DX 31 33 Heyer Shelling 28 36 Titonka Sav. Bank . .24y 2 39y 2 North Kossuth League Chuck's DX . .46 18 Rollie's Pood Ctr. . K & H Coop Oil .. Heyer Livestock .. German Val. Store U.B.C .451/2 18y 2 .40 24 ..36 28 29 32 .35 .32 Beed Hardware 29 Farm Service 26 Trunkhill Tiling 19 35 38 45 Earl's Market 11 y 2 52y 2 Tyk e Leaguer s N. Cen. Pub. Serv. . . .44 Titonka Sav. Bank . .41 Tyke Lanes 35 Meyer's Painters .... 30 Cunningham's Cafe .25 Stanley Products ... 19 20 23 29 34 39 45 Woodchoppers League Tyke Lanes 44y 2 15 y 2 D.T.'s Lounge 39 21 Titonka Topic 36y 2 23y 2 Mike's Construction . 34 26 Van Hove Shelling . .32y 2 27y 2 Callies V-Store 31 29 Titonka Plumbing .. 28 32 Carney's Std. Serv. . . 27 33 Titonka Elevator 27 33 Anderson Impl. .... .25y 2 34 y 2 Crysrtal Lake Furn. . .23 37 Willex 11 49 Stores Close Early On Christman Eve Titonka merchants will close their places of business at 4:00 p.m. on Christmas eve, Tuesday, December 24. They will also be closed all day Wednesday. Women Over 165 Barb Madsen 227 Mick Jandl 185 jois Sondus 184 Donna Nelson 183 Donna Rudisill 183 Esther Christensen 182 jaVaughn Wiibben 181 Kas Larson , 180 Irene Hinders 175 Florence Eden 174 Lonie Va n Hove 174 Geneva Miller 173, 168 Donna Dreesman 172 Donna Rudisill 169, 165 Deloris Culbertson 168 Kas Larson 167, 167 Judy Junkermeier 166 Men Over 205 Wm. Batt 236, 216 Gerald Bahling 230 A. J. Budlong 224 Ernie Lavrenz 224 Ernie Biggies 216 Earl Knudson 210 Merle Hoover 209 Keith Nelson 209 Bud Haugen 207 Wally Woods 206 Francis Culbertso n 205 Don Isebrand 205 SCHOOL BOARD REJECTS PAY INCREASE REQUEST FREE PANCAKE FEED Once again there was a wonderful turnout for the annual free Pancake Supper sponsored by the Tiitonka Chamber of Commerce. The event was held last Saturday in the Multi-Pur- The Titonka School Board 7flfl AT ! mefc in regular session Satur- Dec 14 ^ 8:0 ° am The first order of business following the regular mondihly reports, was to act on the 3% cost of living adjustment requested by the local Teachers Association. The board rejected this request by failing ,t,o act on it. Following this refusal pose Room of the school, and, th ' t f the board tne about 700 people turned out to * - enjoy the evening. What does it take to feed that many people? The sponsoring organization used 110 Ibs. of pancake flour, 30 doz. eggs, 38 gallons of milk, 21 Ibs. Of Butter, 48 bottles of syrup, 126 Ibs. of sausage, 6 Ibs. of coffee, plus a lot of miscellaneous items including pllacemats and napkins, flatware, sugar, cream and others! Tyke Splits With Sentral; Burt Here Friday Evening Request Early Copy For Next Week's "Topic" With Christmas falling on Wednesday, we ask you to have as much copy as possible in this weekend for next week's paper. In order to put in as little time as possible Christmas Day, we will appreciate being able to get the bulk of the work done this weekend. Your cooperation will be appreciated. The paper will be mailed as usual on Thursday morning. INCOME TAX WORKSHOP LOCATION IS CHANGED The location of the Farm Income Tax Workshop has bee n changed to the Grace United Methodist Church, 222 West 4th Street, Spencer in order to better handle audeince. the anticipated Conducting the program will be Neil Harl, ISU professor of economics and a member of the Iowa bar. Harl will discuss soil Activities At The Titonka Care Center On Monday morning, Dec. 9, we worked on our individual projects. In the afternoon we played bingo, with Amy, Harold, Cora, Marie D., Maggie, Emma Smith, Annie I. and Myra for our winners. We all enjoyed the visitors Tuesday afternoon when we had our ope n house for the community to view some of our cra'ft projects we have worked on since August of this year. A special thank you to each of our visitors. Wednesday morning activities started out with music. I n the afternoon we decorated a live Christmas tree in the dining room. Each of us got a turn at putting on balls or tinsel. It was fun for everyone. Special thank you to the A.L.C.W. of Good Hope Lutheran Church for again providing our living room with its tree and Christanons. We all enjoyed the program they presented and the cookies that they brought for our coffee get together. On Thursday evening we were treated by the Titonka Lions Club .to some lovely Christmas songs as they caroled up and down the halls. Even those of us in bed were able to enjoy the singing. Our Friday morning movie was a double feature, "Hawaii .— American Tropical State" and "Denmark — Fairytale Land". Both held bright colors and lots of pratty scenery. The movie o n Hawaii made us all wish for warm weather again. Friday afternoon bngo win- Santa Claus Coming Friday, December 20th Tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 20, will be a big day for the youngsters of the area as Santa Claus will visit Tditonka. He will visit with and distribute candy to pre-school children at Hofbauer's from 1:00 to about 2:15 p.m. and will then leave for school *o distribute sacks following dismissal at 2:30. teachers read the following statement: "The Titonka teachers feel justified in requesting a 3% cost of living adjustment to their 1974-75 contracts. We understand and appreciate the limitations the school board has on its financial resources and the increasing costs of materials. We were extremely disappointed in the reasons given by the superintendent for ecommending the denial of he request and hope it isn't he feeling'of the board. "To state the money is avail ible and then deny the request ji a time of soaring prices ;ives us the impression we are Free Christmas Issues Available We have printed extra copies of this week's Christmas issue and will mail them to anyone you would like to receive a :opy. Just drop off their name and address and we will put them in the mail for you without charge. We already have a list of people to send the issue to, but hope there will be others you would like to wish a Merry Christma; from Titonka. Urges Caution When Jumping Car Batteries With the advent of cold weather, the Iowa Society for ithe Prevention of Blindness issued a warning about "jump starting" cars with dead bat teries. More and more cases of loss of sight, facial disfigurement (even death!) are being report ed from .a very common prac tice, using "jumper cables" to start a oar with a dead battery Such batteries often explode— violently—unless proper pre cautions are taken. The Society urges the follow ing procedure be used when trying to start a dead battery with jumper cables: 1. Attach RED (positive cable to the positive side o the dead battery. 2. Attach RED cable to the positive side of the live'(boost er) battery. 3. attach BLACK (negative) calble to the negative side of the live (booster) battery. > 4. Attach BLACK cable to engine block of the car with the dead battery. (NOT to the dead battery. To remove cables, follow the above instructions in REVERSE order. For foreign cars, owner's should check their manual for jumping procedures. and water conservation expens-, ners were Cora, Bertha N., es, land clearing expenses, loss- j Stella^ Emma M., Roy, Bertha es'including operating, casual-'" ~~ J " ty and theft, business deduc-| tions, capital gains arid installment sales. Workshop problems will give participants actual experience in working wifh depreciation, investment credit and income averaging. The program will begin at 9:00 a.m. and will conclude at 3:30 p.m. o n Thursday, Dec. 19. Registration is at 9:00 with a $3.50 registration fee which covers the day's coffee and lunch. John Ley, county extension director, said, " I think farm couples will -find the material to be presented by Dr. Harl wprth a day of their time." Donna Nelson and Jerry Dreesman visited friends and relatives in Minneapolis over the weekend. Michelle Nelson returned home with them to visit with her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Jandl. 54 DAYS Without S. and Amy. Our Sunday evening church service was conducted by Rev. Herbert Hanson. County Land Values Soar To Over $1000 The average Value of farm land in Kossuth County soared to $1,007 per acre, an increase of $274 over last year, according to a report issued by Iowa State University. In the 11 of little importance in your j CO unty No>rbh Central District '' including Kossuth County, the average per acre price of high thoughts about education in Titonka. We do not feel this is good environment in which to teach. Teachers' profess/tonal attitude requires they do all hey can withi n their abilities and limitations for Students. We would hope that the Titonka School Board demonstrate ;hat same attitude in its relations with its teachers." The salary committee also presented thedr pay proposal for ,the 1975-76 school year. The proposal had four points: (1) that the B.A. base salary be in- Snowmobile Club Organized In Titonka About 40 people turned out ! or an organisation meeting of a snowmobile club in Titonka on Wednesday evening, Dec. 11 ut. Anderson Implement Co. The new club does not have an of- flicial name as yet, but one is to be chosen in the near future. A seven-man board of directors was elected, with Steve Rike being named president, and Wardden Smidt, sec.-treas. Other board members are Gary Sleper, Gene Krominga, Gary Hoover, Merlin Van Hove and Ronald Folkents. Titonka's basketball teams had to settle for a spit once again as they traveled to Fenton Friday evening to meet the Sentral Satellites. The Squaws dropped the opener 54-49, and fthe Indians picked up a 69-44 victory. Eleven points by sophomore Vanessa FoHman in the first half kept the Squaws in contention in their game with Sentral as the two winless teams met in State. Line. Conference competition. Tyke held an early 8-6 lead, but an 8-point scoring splurge by the host girls put them in front 14-11 at the end of the initial period. Tyke bounced back to regain the lead at 18-16 and were ahead Membership dues were set at| 22 . 18 witll 2: i7 to play in the $3.00 for singles and $5.00 for a family. Anyone wishing to join the club may contact any board member or attend the next meeting to be held the first pant, of January. Committees for planning club rides and other activities, and adoption of club by-laws will be the main business to be acted on at the January meeting. grade farmland on November 1< The club 'has been formed was $1,268, medium grade land had a value of $916 and low grade land was valued at $616. Eight, of the state's nine crop reporting districts reported average land value increases of at least 26%, led by 41% in the Southeast District and a 37% rise in the North Central District. This year's statewide 31% jump in value of all grades of farmland comes on the heels of to encourage safe snowmobiling, foster a good relationship With non-snowmobilers, and for the enjoyment of riding. half. This was their last lead of the game with Sentral holding a 29-25 advantage at intermission. Out-scored 18-12 in the third period, the Squaws fell behind by 10 points at the buzzer. Bonna Tapper hit for 10 points in the final period as the Squaws got to within 4 points, 1-47, with just over a minute to play, but the rally fell short as they dropped the 54-49 de- lunior High Teams Are Winless After 2 Starts On Dec. 6, the junior high girls and boys basketball teams traveled to Ledyard for their creased by 15% to the figure a 32% rise in 1973. The two Doan U.M.W. Meets In Roger Buffington Home The Doan United Methodist Women met at the home of Mrs. Roger Buffington on Thursday, Dec. 21 at 1:00 p.m., With 20 members answering roll call. "Sunshine" plates were packed with Christmas goodies for the older members of the community. Mrs. Roger Buffington presented ,the lesson, "What Do You Bring To Christmas?" Mrs. no Buffington led devotflons. The Christmas Program and Family Night will be Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 7:00 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Christensen are chairmen of refreshments with the following assisting: Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Zwiefel, Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Struthers, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Kiley, Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Alexander, Mr. and Mrs. R.oger Carlson, Mr. Ross Buffingifeon, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Buffington, and Mr. and Mrs. Bradford Buffington. A family was selected by the society to remember for Christmas. of $8,600. (2) if additional funds should become available through a legislative increase in the budget limitation growth factor, the teachers would be granted 60% of this money. (3) elementary teachers should be granted a duty free lunch hour. (4) that additional pay would be granted for all extra .duty assignments, such as ticket selling, hall duty, bus sponsors and other similar' type of duties. The board took no action on this proposal at this time. A Title III application was prepared and presented to the school board by Supt. Wilbeck. The application would take advantage of the matching fund program of the federal government for the purchase of equipment. The board approved this application. Special Education plans for 1975-76 were presented by Supt. Wilbeck. The plans call for contracting with outside parties to teach educationally mentally retarded and trainable mentally retarded students of the Titonka District. In addition, a learning disabilities teacher will , be hired o n a half-time basis to i help students identified as hav- | ing learning disabilities. This Ladonna Culbertson was ! program was approved by the honored at an open house board. shower on Nov. 30 at Immanuel The board accepted a contri- Lutheran Church. Guests were bution from the Titonfca Sav- registered by Jolene Isebrand. ! ings Bank to the activity ac- r IL M. (.UlbertSOn A* Al consecutive years of large increases have pushed average land values in 16 of Iowa's 99 counties above $1,000 per acre Last year, no county was above $900. ATTENDS CONFERENCE Fred E. Asa of Algona attended a two-day workshop in Des Moines, Dec. 12-13. The winter conference was called by Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Robert Lounsberry and featured review training sessions .that involved nearly 200 agricultural inspectors in food products control, weights and measures, animal industry and. ision. V. Follman • • K. Bahling . . B. Tapper ... J. Buffington S. Buffington K. Buffington FT FG TP F 3-8 8 19 4 0-0 2 4 6 14 2-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 S. Rike 0-5 D. Heyer 0-0 S. Madsen 0-1 B. Akkerman 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 10 0 0 1 2 0 0 season openers. The girls fell to a hot shoot ing team 39-22, but put forth a fine effort. The leading score for the Squaws was Gayl Moore with 10 points. The boys came out a little shaky the first half, but were able to bounce back in the final two periods with a good fight only to fall short 33-14. Leading scorer was Todd Loeschen with 7. Lasit. Friday, the teams entertained the ball clubs from Sentral. Helmers led the scorers with 8 by Deb Folk- Velida Bruns was mistress of ceremonies and corsages were presented to the honoree and honored guests. Devotions and prayer were given by Margaret Finer, a vocal duet was presented by Kay Giesking and Nancy Culbertson, Thelma Zwiefel sang and accompanied herself on the guitar, and Fer n Boekelman and Jennie Rode presented a skit. The program concluded with closing remarks by Velida Bruns. Judy Walker dipped punch, and Margaret Finer poured coffee. Assisting Joyce with opening her gifts were her sisters, Joyce and Nancy. Hostesses were Alma Brandt, Fern Boekelman, Rosa Franzen I Velida Bruns, Margaret Finer, i LEGION AUXILIARY count. Mr. Gaul, high school principal, presented infonma- tion about a snowmobile train- j ing class which could be offered and would allow students age 12-15 to receive legal license to drive snowmobiles. This program wuold be self-supporting through the assessment of a $6.00 fee per person. The program was approved by the board, and Mr. Gaul was hired to instruct this class. The board then went into executive session for ithe purpose of hearing evaluations of the entire staff of the Titonka School. The next regular meeting will be held January 13 at 7:00 p.m. Alice Giesking, Dorothy Giesking, Phyllis Giesking, Phyllis Schmidt, Mary Schutjer, Jennie Rode, Mildred Ricklefs, Thelma Zwiefel, Doris Isebrand and Darlene Schmidt. Mrs. Ethel Downs entertained the bridge club In her home Tuesday afternoon,. The American Legion Auxiliary met Monday, Dec. 2 at the Kountry Kitche n for their business meeting and Christmas Party with 19 members There will be no January meeting. CONSERVE ENERGY! ficials from the offices of the U.S.'D.A. and the Food and Drug Administration in Washington, D.C., Kansas City and De3 Mdines also participated in the program. This annual conference is intended to provide each inspector with the latest information regarding legal and procedural techniques and developments in his specific field. With the rapidly changing erts with 7. aggressive ball and took a n early lead, but their aggressiveness got them into foul trouble and Sentral quickly took advantage in the 2nd and 3rd quarters to win 30-13. Todd Loeschen was high scorer for Tyke with 9 points. Both teams are looking forward to January 10 when they entertain Ledyard, and get an vvjjidi one i-di/mijr v.nair & "i6 ODt)0r tunitv for a viotorv status of agriculture these days, oPP°"-un"y Ior a victory, many changes do occur and these meetings offer an important opportunity for passing ;his vital information along. Titonka 5-16 22 49 20" vSentral 10-20 22 54 IT Scoring by Quarters Titonka 11 14 12 12—49' Sentral 14 15 18 7—54 Indians Win Again The Indians picked up their second conference win of the' year to put their record at 2-1- as they pretty much monopolized the play. The lead changed hands five time in the opening period before the Indians pulled in front 9-8 and held ithe lead for the rest of the game. After leading 17-12 at the end of the first period, the local boys pulled into a 24-12 lead early in the second quarter before the host, team was able to tally on a pair of charity tosses. By the end of the half, Tyke had out-scored Sentral 22-11 in the period and held a 39-23 advantage. The Indians completely dominated the play in .the third period as they held the Satellites to just three field goals and took a 55-29 lead. With reserves seeing a lot of actio n in the final eight, minutes, Tyke managed to hold their own and pick up the 69-44 Titonka, Iowa December 12, 1974 SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING City Council of the City o-f Titonka, Iowa, met in special session on Thursday, December 12, 1974 at noon at the Kountry Kitchen. The meeting was called to order by Harvey Heyer, Mayor Pro-tern, with the following iouncilmen present: Boyken, Heyer, Jaren, Krominga and Schuster. Motion was made by Jaren and seconded by Schuster to accept the Watertower Paint & Repair Co., Inc. of Clear Lake, Iowa, contract for watertower maintenance for a ten year term at $878.00 per year with first paymenlt due January 2, 1976. Ayes all, Nays none. Motion was made by Krominga and seconded by Jaren to adjourn. (Motion carried. Meeting adjourned. EDWARD BOYKEN, Sec'y. Edward Boyken, Sec'y. Pro-Tern Attest: Harvey Heyer, Mayor Pro-Tern Donna Nelson was a Tuesday supper guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Jandl. lunior Varsity Teams Split Games At W-CL Teamwork and hustle again helped the Titonka junior vars- ty girls emerge victorius over Woden-Crysital Lake on Dec. 9, as they came up with an impressive 72-60 victory after eading 40-31 at the half. The driving shots of Vanessa Follman, with 29 points, and ;he outshooting of Kristi Bahl- ng, 22 points, and Shirlee Madsen, 14 points, produced an :vening of balanced scoring. Denise Heyer led .the guards with 6 steal and 4 rebounds, while Alberta Sleper had 4 Steals and 8 rebounds. victory. FT FG TP F E. Zwiefel 3-4 S. Dietrich 3-4 D. Mechler .... 3-7 J. Loeschen • • • 0-0 P. Ubben 0-0 8 19 2 7 10 23 4 8 K. Huesman 0-1 P. Heyer 0-1 D. Phelps 0-3 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 3 0 1 1 2 1 2 0 Boys Defeated 58-41 Improved scoring by the young Indian's could not off-set :he Tigers offensive rebounding power that gave them 70 shots in their 58-41 victory. Terry Meyer led the junior varsity with 12 points and 13 rebounds, with Jeff Heyer picking up 8 points and Neal Struthers and Mark Zwiefel hit for 6 apiece. • Tyke managed to hit only 30% of their shots from .the field as -they made 17 of 56 atempts, while the Tigers hit on 28 of 70 tries for a 40% shooting average. D. Amestaury ... 3-5 B. Mechler 1-4 J. Mayland .... 0-1 Titonka 13-30 28 69 17 Sentral 10-19 17 44 22 Scoring By Quarters Titonka 17 22 16 14—69 Sentral 12 11 6 15—44 Burt will be here for a pair of conference contests Friday night for .the final games before ,the holiday vacation. Once again both girls teams will be looking for thedr initial victory of the season. The first game starts art; 6:45. FORMER MINISTER TO OBSERVE ANNIVERSARY Rev. Fremont Paul, former minister of the Titonka Methodist Church, and his wife, Faith will celebrate their 55th wedding, anniversary On Tuesday, Dec. 24. It is hoped that many of their - friends here will remember them with cards. They are both in fine health. Their address is: Rev. and Mrs. Fremont Paul, 3590 Koren Ave. B., Salem, Oregon 97302.
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