'•I fins , tfridfc&i, 6, HAPPENINGS ON THE HILL by Senator Bert E. Priebe , Again tihis week we bad appropriation 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, aA that time, requested a , list of the state cars assigned to eifcii tti tlie agencies. I was surprised at the number of state officials who were driving 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.P. 44, my so-called goose neck bill on farm trailers. Senator Hill asked tor 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 people who sell livestock to a packer. I do not feel the present law is very good. As the Secretary of Agriculture did not have a bond of financial statement on this company, I felt he was lax in bis 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 $38 billion, as President Ford proposes, ii will certainly effect our Iowa income. Qn ttie state level, I aim sure we are going to have a surplus in tne treasury at the end of the next blennium. 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, jthe Spirit Lives Though life ends, OB ttvet the spirit. It Is this thought that service* express. WINTER FUNERAL HOME Phone Collect: 582-2858 or 568-2781 If no answer eaB 5C2-23M Buffalo Center, Iowa Savings and investments are the highest here. 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It can cook your meals, dry your clothes, heat your water. It can dispose of trash, and guard your yard with toft, gentle light ft dots an ttwae Jobt efficiently and It doe* them economically. Little won* derao many people, chooee to live* Me)4tffll fleT NORTH CENTRAL PUBLIC SERVCIE CO. CHI YOUR LOCAL HEATING CONTRACTOR 94th 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, a similar rule which I proposed. 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 per- Credit, forming well. Bedell Another break with tradition was assured when both -the Senate Democratic and Republican caucuses approved open committee meetings, a proposal jl co-sponsored. Although the [proposal still must go through the legislative process, its passage is virtually centain. The two-centuries-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 throe-fifths —rather than two-thirds—of 1 the Senate would be sufficient to end debate. Several senators, I 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 [would 1 continue protecting the I rights of the minority while reducing the possibility of that minority imposing its views on congressional reform are cdtiraging, and they will of progress on en- undoubtedly lead fco greater responsiveness from the Congress —particularly the leadership— to the appointment, "We're glad, to have Berk on our committee. He has! been assigned to three very important sub-commlttiies t and I know hell do a fine J ' " Bedell Named To Three Agri Sub-Committees Iowa's Sixth District Congressman, 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 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 chairman of the Hohse Agriculture Committee, Tom Foley of Washington, who Bedell supported in .the recent reorganization of committee system, the House said of the JUNIOR GIRL SCOUTS ;i On Monday, February 3, the Titonka Junior Girl Scouts had their meeting. We made get well cards for our leader, Mrs. Glesking. (Maria Baade and Susan Utoben served lunch. We made bread doilgh and made things out Of it. We played wickem. Lori Huesman, secretary BROWNIE GIRL SCOUTS On Monday, February 3, 15 Brownie Girl Scouts went to the Care Center. We sang songs and gave a skit on the Brownie Story. We gave each resident a Valentine smiling face pin. We returned to the Fellowship Hall of the Methodist Church for our business meeting and election of officers. They are: Denise Schutter. president; Melanie Givens, vice president; Bonita Eden, secretary; Jill Knudson, treasurer; Paula Harms, historian; attd Brenda Carlson, repoter. Next time we are to bring a donation for the World Friendship Fund—"Dtoes for Daisy". Jill Knudson will bring treats. Tammy Kardoes brought the treats to the meeting. —Brenda Carlson, reporter Planning A Wedding? r See us for .... * Announcements * Invitations * Napkins * Guest Books A COMPLETE SELECTION The Titonka Topic ABOVE THE REST! 5 and 6 HP Sno-Thro SOME WITH ELECTRIC STARTERS FEATURES: » Instant power release cUitch 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 skids; •-Slow turning auger cuts snow, chews it up and feeds it into tJv high .speed impeller; • 240-degree rotating chute, adjustable by turning crank from position beliind machine; ha adjustable deflector; •Powerful performance-pro vo ' engine; •Safety Interlock Lever. 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