Titonka Topic from Titonka, Iowa on March 20, 1975 · Page 3
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Titonka, Iowa
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Thursday, March 20, 1975
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Lions Club Collecting Unwanted Used Glasses The Iowa Lions Sight Conservation Foundation today announced a concentrated effort by the over 15,500 Lions of Iowa to collect used glasses for those who need them. Lions International, the world's largest service dub, has over 350 clubs in Iowa. The Lions will have collection points throughout (the state in the • cities represented by the clubs to make it easier for the public to participate in the drive. Any glasses THE TltONKA TOPIC, TTtONKA, IOWA, MARCH 20, 1975 Portland News By Mrs. Victor Fitch (Continued from page 3) Mr. and Mrs. EuClaire Meyer visited Sunday evening in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Wubben. Mrs/Robert Weber and girls visited Mrs. Phil Meyer and Molly at Penton on Saturday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Zwiefel, Mrs. Pearl Krominga, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Krooningia, Mrs. Galena Zwiefel and Orlo, and or lenses can be used. Simply i Mr. and Mrs. Russell Heifner leave them at. an announced'of Superior, Wise, were Satur- collection point, or turn them over .to any Lions Club membe i n your city. The collected, glasses will be forwarded .to ,the Nationa Federation of the Blind. They will be sorted, checked and pre pared for shipment to all part of the world; wherever they are needed. There are thousands of un used glasses in our Iowa homes They can be of use to someone somewhere. Turn .those you have accumulated over to our local Lions Club and let them help someone who needs them to see. Century Recognition Available To Iowa Farms Application forms for the Iowa Century Farm Recognition program are available in Kossuth County, according to the Kossuth Co. Farm Bureau. Iowa farm owners can obtain a form at the Farm Bureau office in Algona or at the County Extension office. To receive the Century Farm Designation, the following requirements must be met: ownership within the same family for 100 or more years by July 4, 1976, of at, least 80 acres of the original Iowa farmland and the present owner must be related to the original owner. In addition to completing the eligibility information form, lowans are asked to provide additional information on the history of the farm that will be of value to historians. Those who may be eligible should complete and mail the notorized applications by July 4, 1975. Endorsed by the Iowa Bicentennial Commission, the Century Farm recognition will include a certificate from the Iowa Department of Agriculture and a marker (aluminum sigh) from the Iowa Farm Bureau. The certificate and marker will be provided during 1976 to those who apply and qualify. LOAN INTEREST RATES DECREASED BY USDA Acting Secretary of Agriculture J. Phil Campbell today announced a decrease, effective April 1, in the interest rate on U.S. Department of Agriculture price support commodity loans and storage facility and drying equipment loans. The decrease from 9.375 to 6.125 percent per annum, reflects a decrease to the Commodity Credit Corpor ation in the cost of money that it borrows. The decrease rate of interest will apply to outstanding loans, for which applications have bee n received on or after Oc tober 1, 1974, and to new loan; disbursed on and after April 1 The adjustment of the interest rate on outstanding loans is in accordance ^wltti the policy announced last October 1. Conservation Districts Promote Tree Planting In an effort to advance wind- Dreak planting, the Kossuth County Soil Conservation District is again conducting a tree promotion program, announces hairman Claude Seely. Potted ivergreens, broadleaf trees and honeysuckle are available. "Heavy snows and strong winds have severely tested armstead windbreaks in this area. Farmers with good windbreaks noticed a big difference j, j -L. 11 i i- iucauay; Breamed unea aeei food, shelter and nesting cover over masned potatoe lettuce day evening guests in the Russ Krominga home in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Heifner who visited here over the weekend. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hanson and family of Bancroft were Saturday supper guests in the Richard Trunkhill home. Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Parsons returned home last Friday after spending several days in Texas in .the home of their daughter, Barbara, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Dovotak and family. They helped care for the children while Barbara was in the hospital following major surgery. This would be a better world if we had more wild life in the forest and less in the cities. Cub Scouts Undergo Uniform Inspection Pack 63 of the Titonka Cub Scouts held a fun-filled and exciting meeting last Monday night. Highlight of the evening was a. Uniform Inspection. Boys were scored on neatness and correct insignia placement. D e n scores were close: Den H with an average of 9 points, Webelos with 9 and one-seventh, and De n I with 9^ points. Den I performed successful surgery on a patient with many unusual complaints. Announcements were made concerning coming events Good Will-Good Turn Day on April 19, the Pinewood Derby on April 21, Scouit-ORama at Estherville on May 3, and Day Camp on June 24. During the Award Ceremony, Joe Schutter received his Wo]j badge; and the busy Webelos earned the following awards: William Brandt, Geologist and Sportsman; John Gaul, Artist Geologist, Citizen, Scholar, Showman and Sportsman; Terry Schuster, Sportsman, Traveler, Showman, Craftsman, Scholar, Geologist, Forester and Naturalist; Tony Trunk- hill, Aquanaut, Geologist, Engineer, Traveler, Forester and Craftsman; Randy Beenken, Outdoorsman and Sportsman; Tim Reibsamen, Sportsman; and Mike Heyer, Sportsman, Engineer, Naturalist, Geologist and Outdoorsman. The Pack was pleased ,to welcome several boys and their families who have just joined. The new Den is to be led by Mrs. Carl Mayland and Mrs. Eugene Meyer, and will have its first meeting during the week after Easter. —'Allen Anderson, reporter VALLEY FARMERETTES The regular meeting of the Valley Farmerettes 4-H 'Club was held in the home of Darla amount of snow i n their yards", says Seely. Good windbreaks also provide Hot Lunch Menu For week of March 24 Monday: Chicken noodle soup, carrot and celery sticks, cheese sandwich, cranapple :risp, milk. Creamed dried beef n! a - p eanu of most of the land, orange milk aVnt.af "hoc V»QQV» m*oaf_ -_ _ * " wildlife habitat has been great- .y reduced. For more information and assistance in planning your windbreak, contact the Kossuth County Soil Conservation District, 1306 N. Main St., Algona^ IMMANTJEL A.L.C.W. TO HOLD GENERAL MEETING The General Meeting of the A.L.C.W. of Immanuel Lutheran Church will be held Thursday, March 20 at 1:30 p.m. at the church. The program will be presented by the Bethel Circle, and lunch will be served by the Lois Circle. CHRISTENSEN ELECTED DISTRICT COMMISSIONER W. C. Christensen, Claude Seely and Luther Kinne were re-elected as District Commissioners at the District Election held March 4 at the Soil Conservation Office in Algona. Seely and Christensen will serve for 6-year terms, and Kinne was elected to a 4-year term. CADETTE GIRL SCOUTS The Cadettes met Monday, March 17 at 4:15 in the music room of the school. The secretary's and treasurer's reports were given. The discussion was on some activities that we could do. The meeting was adjourned. Lunch was served. —Lola Beenken, secretary FOR SALE: Reka Cordes House As Executors of the Reka Cordes Estate, we are of fering for sale her former residence legally described as: West 55' of Lots 5 and 6 Block 19, Way's Additjojn to the town of Titonka,. Iowa Taxes will be prorated to the date of possession .which will be given May 1st, 1975. Bids should be submitted in writing to one of the Executors on or before April 15th, 1975. The successful bidder will be expected to sign a real estate .Contract in the usual form with 10% down and the balance :jipon delivery of possession. Transfer of title will be by '^Executor's deed conveying merchantable .title to the buyer. I' In order to inspje0 the house., please contact .either, &f the Executors. '"^^- v ? >r' * : :' :£ '•'> slohn Cordes, Executor &i" v '-•' '"• ' «l^^^^^ , Albert Gordes, Executor Buffalo Center, ' IA. 50424 -Wednesday: Chili soup and crackers, school made -bun and butter, cookie, ice cream bar, milk. Thursday: Turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, carrot and celery sticks, cranberry sauce, cinnamon roll, chocolate milk. . .Friday: No. school. Cheryl Jaren was a Tuesday afternoon visitor in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Jandl and an evening visitor in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Squires. VALLEY FARMERS 4-H The Valley Farmers 4-H Club held their monthly meeting o n Jan. 17 at tine Richard Beenken Farm. The Pledge of Allegianc< and the 4-H Pledge were led bj Randy Beenken. Roll call wsu answered by seven members The club voted to have a basket ball team and to have practice in arc welding at a future date The itopic for talks was mon ey, and was give n by Nea Hansen. Allan Boyken of the Titonka Savings Bank also gave a special talk on money am the use of it as savings, interest and the borrowing of it. He also outlined the various ways bank was run. After the meeting, lunch served by Mrs. Beenken. The Valley Fanners held their monthly meeting on February 11 at the Richard Countryman farm. The Pledge of Allegiance was led toy Dennis Countryman Roll call was answered with "Community improvements" by eight members. The 4-H Pledge was led by Dennis Countryman. At the meeting ,there was discussion on a 443 basketball team and having some welding instruction. We voted to have both. An illustrated talk concerning community service on gun safety was given by Nea] Hansen. Loren Hansen gave a special talk on bows and arrows. Lunch was Countryman. served by Mrs. and Julie Asc'he at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, March 1, with Sandra Franzen as assistant hostess. The meeting was started by ;iving the Pledge of Allegiance led by Lynette Bartelt. Roll call 'Show fabric and trim chosen for totebag, and tell why you chose it", was answered by 18 members. The 4-H Pledge was ~.ed by Susan Heifner. Talks given were "How to Prepare Material Straighten On Grain, etc." by Darla Asche; "How To Make a Shoulder Bag" by Alberta Sleper and her mother. The leaders explained iteps to follow in making a totebag. The girls made their totebags. Lunch was served by Sandra Franzen, Darla and Julie Asche. The next meeting will be in the home of Alberta Sleper on Saturday, April 12 at 1:30 p.m. —Julie Asche, reporter Nothing ever happens i n a small town, but what you hear makes up for it! Farmers Must Make A Choice, Top Official Says "In agriculture today, we are faced with .the choice of continuing to move toward a free market, or stepping back in the recent past to a system of centralized government decisions for fanners", Kenneth E. Prick, Administrator of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS), said. At a series of recent conferences of ASCS officials, Frick told farmer-elected committeemen and employees that the choice for farmers is either the system they are in today, or the system they felt comfortable with some years ago. "We can see, looking back, that our past farm policies cost this nation billions of dollars in payments, billions i n food aid, and billions in storage costs", Frick said. How ever you measure the cost — in tax dollars or losses in export earnings, billions of dollars were spent without achieving farm family incomes equal to non-farm sector, without appreciably increasing the world's food security, and without truly protecting the farmer, Frick said. Highlighting some of the benefits of the agricultural acts of the 1970's, he noted: Realized net farm income more than doubled; Agriculture's contribution to the economy through export earning multiplied as farm exports nearly quadrupled; Payments for the U.S. Treasury dropped .from about $4 bil- ion in 1969 to about $500 million this past calendar year; The annual decline in farm numbers slowed »to less than i/ 2 percent. "ASCS can be very proud of ts role in helping move de- ision making back to the arm where it belongs", Frick >aid. "ASCS is the best service gency in government i n re- ponding to needs." Commenting about the future »f the agency, he said that the way to keep a service structure n existence and manned for he farm services that are real- y needed, is through the USDA iervice center concept. Service :enters can provide farmers and ranchers with a more effective field delivery system of the assistance we can and should provide from USDA. The service center approach is our live modern for less with gas (las can heat your house in winttr, cool it In sum- mar. It can cook your maals, dry your clothes, naatypur water. K can dispose of trasfi, and guard »4m. R (MM M tnaaa joto •fflelanth/aiMl K dowtlMm •oonomtcaJqf. Little won* oar so many peepfe cnooee ta " NORTH CENTRAL PUBLIC SERVCIE CO. OR YOUR LOGAL HEATING COIfTRACTOR best alternative in ASCS in keeping the finest delivery system going for the, times farmers really need our services, Frick concluded. Local Dairymen Attend District Annual Meeting Over 150 Mid-Am members and their families gathered at Fairmont, Minn, on Friday, January 31 to hear Joh n Doyle, vice, president and general manager of the co-op's Northern Division, give the annual report of their cooperative and projected plans'for the ensuing year. Mid-America Dairymen, one of ,the nation's largest dairy cooperatives, has approximately 15,000 members. The Northern Division, with offices in St. Paul, is comprised of approximately 4,300 members, most of whom are located in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. Kenneth Varner, Montrose, chairtnan of the Northern Division, reported on behalf of *he Board of Directors. William Grefe of Fairmont was elected to a two-year term as District 14 director, replacing Paul Gerhardt of Fairmont who resigned since he was retiring from dairying. Names as a district delegate for 1975 was Paul Christ of Lakota, and Vernon Ricklefs of Titonka was named an alternate. Norman Grate of Fairmont, chairman of the district, conducted the meeting. A general discussion period was held, door prizes were awarded, and a sample of a new dairy product was given to each person attending. "TREES FOR TITONKA" OPEN TO RURAL AREAS The "Trees For Titonka" project sponsored by the Lions and Federated Clubs of Titonka is being extended to the rural community. There are only a (few trees left which are available on a first come first serve ' 'basis. For information call ] 928-2218 or 928-2552. We need many more production workers! Most openings start at $ 3 50 an hour! Due to the need for more workers OUR EMPLOYMENT OFFICE OPEN 9 a.m. TO 4 p.m. (EXCEPT MONDAYS: 1:00 TO 4:00 PJW. ONLY) We offer excellent starting wages for all Jobs and have a broad fringe benefit program. Apply at employment office in the shopout building located on the south side of the Crystal Lake blacktop road in south Forest City. INNEBACO industries, inc. FOREST CITY, IOWA AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Planning A Wedding? See us for .... * Announcements * Invitations < " '• '••''•'*' *• .•'''' : ' n .,_ : - •. - -.. • * Napkins * jGuest Books • r A COMPLETE SELECTION Tn • T^-^^ irte Iito

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