Titonka Topic from Titonka, Iowa on February 6, 1975 · Page 2
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ON THE HILL •j by Senator Bert E. Prlebe Again this week we had an- propriation meetings. The committee I chair on the Senate side met three times for two hours each day. . We had two schools down from my Senate area to appear before the budget review committee. I feel there will be some additional funds granted for at least one of these schools. I was very pleased to see the Governor looking into the abuse of some of the state agencies regarding state-owned cars I had brought this to the attention of the Governor at the budget hearings in December and, a.t that time, requested a ,*ist of the state cars assigned to (Jafctt df the atencigs. I wii surprised at the number of state officials who were drivine state-owned cars on so-called dummy plates" so people wouldn't know they were state oars. I feel this practice will be greatly reduced now. We did have floor debate this week on a few bills which were not very controversial We started debate on S.F. 44. my so-called goose neck bill on fa r m trailers. Senator Hill asked for a fiscal note and ,the debate was postponed until Monday morning. We had a joint sub-committee on agriculture in regard to the problems of American Beef Packers to see if there is any way we can better protect peo- pie who sell livestock to a mcker. I do not feel the present aw is very good. As the Secretary of Agriculture did not fta TitdttftA Tbrte. farofr&t. iotfA, have a borid of financial statement on this company, I felt he was lax in ibis duties. We had some economists meet with some of us who are on appropriation committees to project next year's income to the, state. I believe we get a different .figure from each economist It is tough to forecast next year's income until we see what the Federal Government is going to do. If we deficit spend on the Federal level by $36 billion, as President Ford proposes, it will certainly effect our Iowa income. On ttie state level, I am sure we are going to have a surplus in the treasury at the end of the next biennium. We are going to take a good look at any increase in state employees. The Governor has asked for approximately 430 additional employees, i believe we will reduce this number in the legislature. CHECK THE CLASSIFIEDS To the End of Time the Spirit Lives Though life ends, on ttveg the spirit. It is this thought that services express. WINTER FUNERAL HOME Phone Collect: 582-2858 or 562-2731 If no answer eaD 562-23W Buffalo Center, Iow« 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 5%%~ Yiel *> 5.39% - ON PASSBOOK Day-In, Day-Out Passbook Savings Any Amount — No Minimum - Yields 5.92% - CERTIFICATE On Three Month Certificates $500 Minimum 6 !/2%- Yields 6.72% ~ CERTIFICATE On One-Year Certificates $1000 Minimum 6 3 /4%~ ^Ids 6.98% - CERTHHCATE On 30 Month Certificates $1,000 Minimum 7 V2%-Yields 7.78% - CERTIFICATE On 4 Year Certificates $1,000 Minimum 7%% - Yields 8.O6% - CERTIFICATE On 6 Year Certificates $1,000 Minimum Accounts Insured To $40,000 All earnings automatically reinvested on March 31, June 30, Sept. 30 and Dec. 31. A substantial interest penalty is required Id* eSfly withdrawal on all certtticttot. PKIB - Pick « gift frwn 1M cfwfewl live modern for less with gas 94th CONGRESS OPENS WITH REFORM by Senator Dick Clark The 94th Congress opened with traditions being shattered. Three House cimmittee chairmen were voted out of office the first time ever—and in the Senate, several reform movements surfaced. Perhaps the most significant change was the demise of the seniority system. Several years ago, the House adopted rules for secret ballot elections of committee chairmen, the Senate approved similar rule which I re- . - ducing the possibility of that minority imposing its views on t(he majority. These signs of progress on congressional reform are encouraging, and they will un- re- , doubtedly lead to greater - sponsiveness from the Congress —particularly the leadership— to the people. QM can heat your house in winter, cool It In summer. It can cook your your y*rd with soft, light ft dot* all thtM •ffickntlyindltdoMtnwn _ «*^ TT.i.uvy.LjL A fJiv/pUotJU. Undoubtedly, experience and length of service will continue to be important criteria for electing chairmen— but chairmen no longer can expect to keep their posts without performing well. Another break with tradition was assured when both ,the Senate Democratic and Republican caucuses approved open committee meetings, a proposal I co-sponsored. Although the proposal still must go through the legislative process, its passage is virtually certain. The two-<:enturies-old practice of closed doors on committee rooms has contributed to public mistrust and misunderstanding. Resistance to change came from those who. claimed .that allowing the public to attend committee meetings would disrupt them. Public committee meetings undoubtedly won't function as smoothly as closed meetings, but neither does democracy function as smoothly as other forms of government. It's a small price to pay for allowing the people to be a part of the important decisions made in congressional committee rooms. The third major reform area in the Senate is an attempt to change the "filibuster rule" so that a vote of only three-fifths —rather than two-thirds—of the Senate would be sufficient to end debate. Several senators, including myself, have joined in sponsoring this proposal. Although the filibuster is designed to protect the minority by allowing them adequate time to present their views, it has often been used simply to block legislation — civil rights bills and the consumer protection agency, for instance. This proposed rule change Jedell Named To Three Agri Sub-Committees Iowa's Sixth District Con gressman, Berkley Bedell, has been named to three of the most important sub-committees on the House Agriculture Committee: Livestock and Grains Family Farms and Rural Development, and Conservation and Credit. Bedell said of the appointments, "These are the committees I wanted, they affect the people and economy of our district so strongly, that it was crucial that I be named to them. The Agriculture Committee has a job to do — to help the family farmer and assure an adequate food supply." The new cfhairman of the Hohse Agriculture Committee Tom Foley of Washington, who Bedell supported in -the recent reorganization of the House committee system, said of the -- _——, ..b-j.tr glad.!, to have Berk on our committee. He hasfbeen »s«ghed, to tHree very important suto-committles, and I know he'll do a fine Jdb." JUNIOR GIRL SCOUTS ? On Mbnday, February 3, the Titonka Junior Girl Scouts had their meeting. We made get well cards for our leader, Mrs. Giesking. Marfe Baade and Susan Ulbben served lunch We made bread dough and made things out of it. We played wickem. Lori Huesman, secretary BROWNIE GIRL SCOUTS On Monday, February 3, Brownie Girl Scouts went ^ the Care Center. We sang songs and gave a skit bn the Brownie Story We gave each resident a Valentine smiling face pin We returned to the Feilo»w- ship Hall of the Methodist ihurch for our business meeting and election of officers. They are: Denise Schutter. president; Melanie Givens, vice 15 to j^i^-jiviv^iu, JViCiajllC VT1VCUB, V1C6 >resident; Bonita Eden, secre- iary; Jill Knudson, treasurer; 3 aula Harms, historian; and Brenda Carlson, repoter. Next time we are to bring a onation for the World Friendship Fund—"Dibnes for Daisy". Jill Knudson will bring treats. Tammy Kardoes brought the treats to the meeting. —'Brenda Carlson, reporter ng 5 and 6 HP Sno-Thro SOME WITH ELECTRIC STARTERS rtA I UKbb: • Instant power release clutch stops power flow to wheels the instant it is released; • Speedshift, full range of our speeds forward, neutral, reverse. Throttle control lever (stop, slow, fast, park) next to shift enables one hand power selection; • Separate attachment clutch permits driving Sno-Thro without auger revolving; « High speed impeller throws snow out of directional discharge chute; • All-steel auger housing; adjustable sMds; •-Slow turning auger cuts snow, chews it up and feeds it into th- nigh .speed impeller; • 240-degree rotating chute, adjustable by turning crank from position behind machine- ha adjustable deflector; •Powerful engine; • Safety Interlock Lever. Farmers Co-op Phone 928-2614 NOTICE! RENEW NOW! See us for .... * Announcements * Invitations * Napkins * Guest Books A COMPLETE SELECTION The Titonka Topic Thanks tojftose who have area residents and our paper W7w^7' v j" u tu J cee P a hometown news- w^fe^?^^ THANK YOU - advpH^io this tiihe we **# io than ^ iS, Jv?? ' M we must hav e them (publishing. $4.00 per Yeor In Kossnth and Neighboring Chanties ......f^°9 P*-^ year elsewhere i^.VBtfl!

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