Titonka Topic from Titonka, Iowa on January 30, 1975 · Page 6
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THE TITONKA TOPIC, TTTONKA, IOWA, JANUARY 30, 1975 HAPPENINGS ON THE HILL by Senator Berl E. Prlebe The Senate does not have all its committees organized. They are now meeting and the permanent rules are adopted. We did have three meetings this week of our committee on appropriations. We meet from 10 a.m. until noon and have had four agencies i n for their askings. These are some of the smaller askings <and we do hope to finish these the first Of next week so we can pass some appropriations at ,the start of the session, rather than leave these until the end as in other years. I do believe we are right in not appropriating for the second year of the blennium until we know a little more about our economy. We have seen a decline of more than $2.50 in beans, 75c on corn; and cattle feeders are really hurt and the hog farmer has problems. We are seeing a tremendous increase in seed corn and fertilizer prices, a decline In car sales, and these things will definitely effect our revenue at a state level. Sales tax revenue is down. It does sound like I am painting a gloomy picture; but I am a realist and believe ACETYLENE and ELECTRIC Welding Shop NO JOB TOO LARGE OR TOO SMALL! Welding and Repair — Located In — ••*' FORMER GULF SERVICE STATION R & L WELDING SHOP RUSS SBXPLSR, »wner Phone 928-2704 Titonka, Iowa •we must be honest — if we' don't have the money wa can not fund some of the programs. We did pass our ethics rules. I certainly believe in open government but I did feel under our present rules there is a chance to miss something when you report. I do not believe .there is dishonesty by any of our Iowa legislators. We have had a dinner with the R.E.C. I have one next week with Farm Bureau groups, and the Blind Commission of Iowa had a dinner, all with time allotted to inform us of their needs and problems. These are the type of things we must report. I will do it to the best of my ability; but if a legislator misses one, there Fate Of The Pheasant In the wake of our low pheasant population, the recent hunting season and winter Storms have urged some citizens to speak out on the fate of the ringnecks. Opinions as to how the declining population came about in our area, are numerous. The reasons range from loss of habitat to bad- winters, pesticides, hunting, lack of restock- •the 300-400 birds wintering on the refuge following the recent : storms. The blanket of snow and ice elsewhere has made food less available. Even so, the pheasant is quite capable of locating ample food in wind blown areas and around farm sites. Pheasant observations seemingly are more common during winter months along the roadways. The fac,t that they are not easily consealed by vegetation makes them more noticeable and their search for grit draws them to the roads. ing, _ predation and changing j farm practices. State and federal conserva- is an opportunity for the media tion agencies are concerned too. to "make a mountain out of a Wildlife biologists agree that molehill". I was certainly glad that the Health Department did meet all of the above factors have an influence on the pheasant. However, their knowledge of with our various county super-! management principles, re Savings and investments are the highest here. Home Federal Savings & Loan Association ALGONA OFFICE 50511 State & Harlan Streets (515) 295-7251 GARNER OFFICE 50438 325 State Street (515) 923-3621 ANNUAL EARNINGS ON YOUR SAVINGS AND INVESTMENTS ARE COMPOUNDED DAILY. visors last summer and have approved some of rooms and ventilating facilities at our various county homes and care centers, particularly in Winnebago and Emmet Counties. I I am glad I could help in getting the department to "see It our Way". I am always available to help, if I can, in getting any ] department to come to meet with any organization or group that is having problems. I did get my bill down from research to correct the problem with the fifth^wheel trailers and certainly feel something will be done very quickly. I do intend to be in every town in my district while we are in session, either on a Saturday or during the week. We will be in recess in March. search results and years of experience, reveals that some influences have a much greater impact on the pheasant than others. 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Note the change of time to afternoon. reotive actions allow only temporary relief and do not attack the major underlying causes for the decline. The trouble with the pheasant is he's just too dependent upon winter weather and spring hatching weather, as well as farming practices, says Jack Womble, refuge manager for the U.S. Pish and Wildlife service. Manager Womble stated, "Union Slough National Wildlife Refuge suffered a 25 per cent pheasant loss from the last two blizzards". However, in counties west of the refuge, pheasant losses ran as high as 50 per cent. According ,to Wamble, areas like Union Slough Refuge, to the pheasant are like n to an oasis in the middle of a large desert. This is particularly true during periods of severe winter weather. Womble indicated that food and cover are still adequate for Birds lost during the storms are trapped in the open without cover and died of suffocation from ice forming over their nostrils. 'Most dead birds upon which fox and crows are seen feasting have died of suffocation. Dead pheasants examined by biologists show good fat coverings and normally a full crop of seeds, indicating that their death was not due to starvation. Closing of the pheasant season to restore the population has been tried in other states and proven unsuccessful. I n Minnesota, following a closed hunting season, .there were actually fewer birds the next year. A closed hunting season will increase the number of roosters which tend to disrupt next year's nesting and fill a gap in the population which should be filled by more hens. Small grain is known to be attractive to pheasants for nesting. In Iowa, small grain farming has given way to row cropping. Thus, nesting cover has been reduced. The Dakotas are luckier. There with a greater acreage of small grains, the pheasants bounce back more quickly from population losses in winter storms. To the End of Time the Spirit Lives Though life ends, on lives the spirit. It is this thought that our services express. WINTER FUNERAL HOME Phone Collect: 582-2858 or 562-2731 If no answer call 562-2309 Boffale Center, Iowa Mr. Womble declared that the underlying cause for the receding ringneck population can be .summarized as the loss of habitat, primarily nesting and protective cover. Changing farm practices, such as conversion and row cropping, fall plowing, clean farming, drainage, field expansion, burning and ditch mowing, to mention a few, have all contributed to reducing the pheasant popula tion. The fate of our ringnecks wil depend upon concerned citizens as well as conservation agencies. That is, those who will direct their attention to improving and increasing pheasant cover, for this is where long range success lies. FUND DRIVE TO AID 4-H CAMPING CENTER The Iowa 4-H Camping Center offers a variety of opportunities for young people l n Kossuth County, according to Tracy Remy, Counity Extension 4-H and Youth Leader. The Camping center, located at Madrid, is the major recipient of funds donated to the Iowa 4-H Foundation, Remy said, A drive to raise money for the Foundation is currently in progress in Kossuth County under the chairmanship of Joe Skow of Wesley. Remy indicated that although the majority of the programs carried on at the 4-H Camping Center are offered to 4-H members, a number of opportunities are available .to young people not enrolled in 4-H. In addition, the camp is used by many other youth-serving agencies. Many Kossuth County young people have participated in programs at the camp i n the past. Applications are now being accepted for one of .the special programs sponsored by the Extension Service which includes young people not enrolled in the 4-H program. A Citizenship Workshop will be held at the camp in July for young people who might not otherwise have such an opportunity through 4-H or other youth programs for economic or other reasons. | Approximately 40 poung people from throughout the state will participate in the workshop. Applications are being accepted in the order in which they are received. Also, plans are curren,tly being made for the annual Winter Camp for Senior 4-H members in Kossuth and Palo Alto counties, Feb. 28-March2, at the 4-H Camping Center. tion are invited to contact the County Extension Office in Algona. Some Persons Eligible For Winterizing Plan North Iowa Community Action Organization has received limited funds for a "WINteriz- ing Project", covering Cerro Gordo, Floyd, Franklin, Hancock, Kossuth, (Mitchell, Winnebago and Worth Counties. These fumds are marked <to serve the blind, disabled, elderly and low-income people in the above counties. Eligible persons will receive materials and aid in winterizing their homes. There is no cost to the recipients of this project. If a person is interested and thinks he/she is eligible for tills assistance, contact Deborah Holland, WINterizing Project, 215 15th Street S.E., Mason City, Iowa 50401, or telephone 423-5406. Titonka UMW To Hold General Meeting Feb. 12 The General Meeting of the Titonka U.M.W. will be held Wednesday, Feib. 12 beginning with a pot luck dinner at 12:30. the Executive Board meets at 1:15. Program: "Who Speaks For the Child" will be led by Toni Higgins and Jan Wilbeck Grace Neeland gives devotions. Marilyn's Merry Mixers are on the Kitchen Committee. Persons who would like addi- ional information on the Fund Drive for the Iowa 4-H Founda- QUILTING AT U.M. CHURCH The Quilting Circle of the Titonka United Methodist Women will have an all-day meeting on Wednesday, February 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a pot luck meal at noon. All church women are invited. Cheryl Jarcn and Marsha Behrends were Tuesday supper guests i n the home of Mr. and Mrs. Phil Jaren. Farmers Co-op Oil Co. WILL HOLD ITS ANNUAL MEETING Monday, February 3rd 7:30 P. M. SCHOOL LUNCH ROOM - DOOR PRIZES - - SPEAKER Emmet Philosopher and Humorist Farmers Co-op Oil Co. TITONKA, IOWA NOTICE! OUR FISCAL YEAR ENDS FRIDAY, JANUARY 31. ALL ACCOUNT ARE DUE AND PAYABLE ON THAT DATE. WE WILL BE CLOSED SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1 FOR INVENTORY. Farmers Co-op Elevator TITONKA, IOWA NOTICE; RENEW NOW! Most subscriptions to the Titonka Topic are due and payable in January. Check the date behind your name stamped on this issue of the Topic and if it reads 1975, your subscription is due this month. However, if any earlier date means you a're delinquent and ipayment must be made in the near future or your name will have to be removed from our mailing list. We MUST collect the money for our subscriptions as our cqsts, the same as every other business, have gone up and up! If you have been sending someone a gift subscription, check with us to see if it has expired. Thanks to those who have already paid for their renewal. The renewals are an indication to us that the Titonka area residents and our other subscribers want to keep a hometown newspaper. We want ^nd need your support! In Fact, WE CANNOT CONTINUE WITHOUT IT. THANK YOU - At this time we wish to thank our faithful advertisers, as we must have them to continue (publishing. $4.00 per Year In Kossuth and Neighboring Counties $5.00 per year elsewhere

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