THE TXTONKA TOPIC VOLUME LXXVI TTTONKA, KO8SUTH COUNTY, IOWA 50480, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1974 NUMBER SO THE BOWLERS CORNER Standings and High Scores for the week of December 9 National League Redenius Insurance .39 25 Burt Sav. Bank ..... 37 Vz 26 y 2 Farmers Co-op Oil . . 32 32 Don's DX .......... 31 33 Heyer Shelling ..... 28 36 Titonka Sav. Bank . .24y 2 39»/ 2 North Kossuth League Chuck's DX ........ 46 18 RolUe's Food Cbr. . . .45V 2 K&H Co-op Oil ....40 24 Heyer Livestock ____ 36 28 German Val. Store . .35 TJ.B.C .............. 32 Beed Hardware ..... 29 Farm Service ....... 26 Trunkhill Tiling ____ 19 29 32 35 38 45 Earl's Market ....... Iiy 2 52 y 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 z 15 Ms D.T.'s Lounge 39 21 Titonka Topic 36 y z 23 y 2 Mike's Construction . 34 26 Van Hove Shelling . .32y 2 27 y 2 Oallies 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 Crystal 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 Dois Sonius 184 Donna Nelson 183 Donna Rudisill 183 Esther Christensen 182 La Vaughn Wltaben 181 Kas Larson 180 Irene Hinders 175 Florence Eden 174 Louie Va n Hove 174 Geneva Miller 173, 168 Donna Dreesman 172 Donna Rudisill 169, 165 Deloris Oulbertson 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 Riggles 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 SERVE ABOUT 700 AT FREE PANCAKE FEED Once again there was a wonderful turnout for the annual free Pancake Supper sponsored by the Tiltonka Chamber of Commerce. The event was held last Saturday in tihe Multi-Pur- and The Titonka School Board met in regular session Saturday, Dec. 14 at 8:00 a.m. The first order of business following the regular monthly 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 "' this refUSal about 700 people turned out to enjoy the evening. What does it take to feed 'Chat 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. 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 craft 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 to- 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 TditonkJa. 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 .to distribute sacks following dismissal at 2:30. 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 gether. 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 pretty scenery. The movie o n Hawaii made us all wish for warm weather again. Friday afternoon bngo win- Urges Caution When Jumping Car Batteries With the advent of cold weather, the Iowa Society for ithe Prevention of Blindness issued a warning aibout "jump starting" cars with dead batteries. More and more cases of loss of sight, facial disfigurement (even death!) are being reported from a very comtaon practice, using "jumper cables" to start a car with a dead battery. Such batteries often explode — violently — unless proper precautions are taken. The Society urges the following procedure be used when trying to start a dead battery with jumper cables: 1. Attach RED (positive] cable to the positive side of the dead battery. 2. Attach RED cable to the positive side of the live '(booster) battery. 3. attach BLACK (negative) calble to the negative side of the live (booster) battery. ~. 4. Attach BLACK cable On the part of the board, the teachers read the following statement: I "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 recommending the denial of the request and hope it isn't the feeling'of the board. "To state the money is available and then deny the request in a time of soaring prices gives us the impression we are of little importance in your thoughts about education in Titonka. We do not feel this is a good environment in Which to teach. Teachers' professional attitude requires they do all they can withi n their abilities and limitations for students. We would hope that the Titon- School Board demonstrate that same attitude in its relations with its teachers." The salary committee also and water conservation expens-, ners were Cora, Bertha N. es, land clearing expenses, losses including operating, casualty and theft, business deductions, capital gains and installment sales. Workshop problems will give participants actual experience in working with 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 Dreesman visited and Jerry friends and relatives in Minneapolis over the weekend. Michelle Nelson returned home witti them to visit with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Jandl. 54 DAYS Without A Stella, Emma M., Roy, Bertha S. and Amy. Our Sunday evening church service was conducted by Rev. Herbert Hanson. 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. Ilo Buffington led devotions. 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 Buffington, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Buffington, and Mr. and Mrs. Bradford Buffington. A family was selected by the society to remember for Christmas. 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 copy. Just drop off their na'me 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 Christmas from Titonka. presented their pay proposal for the 1975-76 school year. The proposal had four points: (1) that the B.A. base salary be in- County Land Values Soar To Over $1000 The average value of farmland 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 county North Central District including Kossuth County, the average per acre price of high grade farmland on November 1 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 New Snowmobile Club Organized In Titonka About 40 people turned out for an organiiaaltion meeting of a snowmobile club in Titonka on Wednesday evening, Dec. 11 at 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 Folkerts. Membership dues were set at $3.00 for singles and $5.00 for a family. Anyone wishing to join the club may contact any hoard member or attend the next meeting to be held the first part 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. The Club has been formed to encourage safe snowmobiling, fositer a good relationship With non-snowmobilers, and for the enjoyment of riding. Tltonka's basketball teams had to settle for a split once again as they traveled to Fenton Friday evening to meet the Sentral Satellites. The Squaws dropped the opener 54-49, and toe Indians picked up a 69-44 victory. Eleven points by sophomore Vanessa Follman in the first half kept the Squaws in contention i n 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 2-18 with 2:17 to play in the ialf. This was their last lead f the game with Sentral hold- rig a 29-25 advantage at inter- •nlssion. Out-scored 18-12 in the third eriod, the Squaws fell behind by 10 points at the buzzer. Bonna Tapper hit for 10 points n the final period as the iquaws got to within 4 points, al-47, with just over a minute JQ play, but the rally fell short as they dropped the 54-49 de- creased by 15% to the figure a 32% rise in 1973. The two Of $8,600. (2) if additional consecutive years Of large in 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 giian'ted 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 schood board by Supt. Wilbeck. The application would bake 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- I ing learning disabilities. This Ladonna Culbertson was'program was approved by the 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. Culbertson At Shower honored at an open house board. shower on Nov. 30 at Immanuel The board accepted a contri- Lutheran Church. Guests were bution from the Titonka Sav- registered by Jolene Isebrand.' ings Bank to the activity ac- 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 Velida Bruns, Margaret Finer, Alice Giesking, Dorothy Giesking, Phyllis Giesking, Phyllis Schmidt, Mary Schutjer, Jennie Rode, Mildred Ricklefs, Thelma Zwiefel, Doris Isebrand and Darlene Schmidt. count. Mr. Gaul, high school principal, preselnted information about a snowmobile training 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 the purpose of hearing evaluations of the entire Stafif of the Titonka School. The next regular meeting will be held January 13 at 7:00 p.m. Mrs. Etihel Downs ententaln- ed the bridge olub In her home Tuesday afternoon. LEGION AUXILIARY 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. CONSEBTE ENERGY! creases 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 Junior High Teams Are Winless After 2 Starts On Dec. 6, the junior high girls and boys basketball team; traveled to Ledyard for their 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 libtl shaky the first half, but wer< able to bounce back in th final two periods with a good fight only to fall short 33-14 Leading scorer was Todc Loeschen with 7. Last Friday, the teams enter taincd t'he ball clubs from Sentral. The girls showed much im agricultural inspectors i n food Pavement, but again came products control, weights and ° n the short end, 39-21. Shery measures, animal industry and. Helmers led the scorers with ? meat and poultry. Federal of- pomts followed by Deb Folk ficials from the offices of the c ™j with 7. U.S..D.A. and the Food and The b °y s came out &W n S aggressive ball and look an early lead, but their aggressiveness got them into foul trouble and Sentral quickly took ad- cision. V. Follman • K. Bahling . Tapper ..... 2-2 J. Buffington . . 0-0 S. Buffington . . 0-0 K. Buffington . 0-0 S. Rike ........ 0-5 D. Heyer ...... 0-0 FT FG TP F 3-8 8 19 4 0-0 2 4 6 14 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 10 S. Madsen B. Akkerman 0-1 0-0 0 2 0 Drug Administration in Washington, D.C., Kansas City and DC;J Moines 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 status of agriculture these days, many changes do ocour and these meetings offer an important opportunity for passing this vital information along. vantage 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 whe n they entertain Ledyard, and get an opportunity for a victory. Titonka ....... 5-16 22 49 20 Sentral ........ 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 ( the 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, Titonka, Iowa December 12, 1974 SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING City Council of the City of 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-tem, with the following councilmen present: Boyken, Heyer, Jaren, Krominga and Schuster. Motion was made by Jaren and seconded by Schuster to accept the W&tertower Paint & Repair Co., Inc. of Clear Lake, Iowa, contract for watertower maintenance lor 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. EPWARD BOYKEN, Sec'y. Ed,ward 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 JRandl, Junior Varsity Teams Split Games At W-CL Teamwork and hustle again helped the Titonka junior varsity girls emerge victorlus over Woden-Crystal Lake on Dec. 9, as they came up with an impressive 72-60 victory after leading 40-31 at the half. The driving shots of Vanessa Follman, with 29 points, and the outshooting of Kristi Bahling, 22 points, and Shirlee Madsen, 14 points, produced an evening of balanced scoring. Denise Heyer led 'the guards with 6 steal and 4 rebounds, while Alberta Sleper had 4 Steals and 8 rebounds. Boys Defeated 58-41 Improved scoring by the young Indian's could not off-set the 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 Struithers 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 atetapts, while the Tigers hit on 28 of 70 tries for a 40% shooting average, P. Heyer 0-1 D. Phelps 0-3 Tyke managed own and pick victory. to hold up the their 69-44 FT FG TP 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 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 F 2 2 3 3 0 1 1 2 1 2 0 D. Amesbury ... 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 at 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, 3690 Koren Ave. S., Salem, Oregon 97309.
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