Titonka Topic from Titonka, Iowa on March 20, 1975 · Page 9
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THE TtTONKA TOPIC, TITONKA, IOWA, MARCH 20, 1975 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 repre sented by the clubs to make it easier for the public to participate in the drive. Any glasses 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 Fenton on Saturday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Zwiefel, Mrs. Pearl Krominga, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Krominga, 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 Saturday 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 help/ ed 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. collection point, or turn them over -to any Lions Club member i n your city. The collected glasses will be forwarded .to ,the National Federation of the Blind. They will be sorted, checked and prepared for shipment to all parts of the world; wherever they are needed. There are thousands of unused glasses in our Iowa homes. They can be.of use to someone somewhere. Turn fchose you have accumulated over to our local Lions Club and let thettn 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: own-, ership 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 sign) from the Iowa Farm Bureau. The certificate and marker will be provided during 1976 to those who apply and qualify. Conservation Districts Promote Tree Planting In an effort to advance windbreak planting, the Kossuth County Soil Conservation District is again conducting a tree promotion program, announces Chairman Claude Seely. Potted evergreens, broadleaf trees and honeysuckle are available. "Heavy snows and strong winds have severely tested farmstead windbreaks in this area. Farmers with good windbreaks noticed a big difference in the speed of .the wind and the amount of snow in their yards", says Seely. Good windbreaks also provide food, shelter and nesting cover for wildlife. With intensive row cropping of most of the land, wildlife habitat has been greatly reduced. For more Cub Scouts Undergo Uniform inspection Pack 63 of the Tttonka 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. Den scores were close: Den II with an average of 9 points, Webelos with 9 and one-seventh, and Den 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 ",-}, the Pinewood Derby on ,ipril 21, ScoUit-O-Rama at Estherville on May 3, and Day Camp on June 24. During the Award Ceremony, Joe Schutter received his Wo]f 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 Eugene Meyer, and will its first meeting during the week after Easter. Mrs. have information and assistance in planning your windbreak, contact the Kossuth County Soil Conservation District, 1306 N. Main St., Algona* LOAN INTEREST RATES DECREASED BY TJSDA Acting Secretary of Agricul ture J. Phil Campbell today announced a decrease, effective April 1, in tihe 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 Corporation in the cost of money that it borrows. The decrease rate of interest will apply to outstanding loans, for which applications have been received on or after October 1, 1974, and to new loans disbursed on and after April 1. The adjustment of the interest rate on outstanding loans is in accordance *w!th the policy announced last October 1. IMMANDEL 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. Hot Lunch Menu For week of March 24 Monday: Chicken noodle soup, carrot and celery sticks, cheese sandwich, cranapple crisp, milk. Tuesday: Creamed dried beef over mashed potatoes, lettuce salad, peanut butter sandwich, orange, milk. -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. VALLEY FARMERS 4-H The Valley Farmers 4-H Club held their monthly meeting o n Jan. 17 at the Richard Beenken Farm. The Pledge of Allegiance and the 4-H Pledge were led by Randy Beenken. Roll call was answered by seven members. The club voted to have a basketball team and to have practice in arc welding at a future date. The itopic for talks was money, and was give n by Neal Hansen. Allan Boyken of the Titonka Savings Bank also gave a special talk on money and the use of it as savings, interest and the borrowing of it. He also outlined the various ways a bank was run. After the meeting, lunch was 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 by 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 4-H basketball team and having some welding instruction. We voted to have both. An illustrated talk concerning community service on gun safety was given by Neal Hansen. Loren Hansen gave a special talk on bows and arrows. Lunch was Countryman. —Allen Anderson, reporter served by Mrs. VALLEY FARMERETTES The regular meeting of the Valley Farmerettes 4-H 'Club was held in the home of Darla and Julie Asche at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, March 1, with Sandra Franzen as assistont hostess. The meeting was started by giving 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 led 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 steps to follow in making a Farmers Must Make A Choice, Top Official Says "In agriculture today, we are gs,~ best alternative in ASCS in I Board of Directors. keeping the finest delivery system going for the times farmers really need our servic- totebag. The totebags. girls made their .Friday: No. school. Cheryl Jaren was a Tuesday afiternoon visitor in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Jandl and an evening visitor in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Squires. 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 in a small town, but what you hear makes up for it! 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 farmers", 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 TT.S. Treasury dropped from about $4 billion in 1969 to about $500 million -this past calendar year; The annual decline in farm numbers slowed tto less than */ 2 percent. "ASCS can be very proud of its role in helping move decision making back to the farm where it belongs", Frick said. "ASCS is the best service agency in government i n responding to needs." Commenting about the future of the agency, he said that the way to keep a service structure in existence and manned for the farm services that are really needed, is through the USDA service center concept. Service centers can provide farmers and ranchers with a more effective Held delivery system of the assistance we can and should provide from USDA. The service center approach is our Local Dairymen Attend District Annual Meeting Over 150 Mid-Am members and their families gathered at Fairmont, Minn, on Friday, January 31 to hear John 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, 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 Verno n Ricklefs of Titonfea was named an alternate. Norman Grata 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 chairman of the Northern Div-''basis. For information call ision, reported on behalf of .the j 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 PJtf. 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. industries, inc. FOREST CITY, IOWA AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 9 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. —-I/ola Beenken, secretary FOR SALE: Reka Cordes House As Executors of the Reka Cordes Estate, we are offering for sale her former residence legally described as: West 55' of Lots 5 and 6 Block 19, Way's Addition, to the town of Titonka, Iowa Taxes will be prorated to the date of possession which will be given May Is't, 1975. Bids should be submitted in writing . to one of the Executors on or before April 15th, 1915. The successful bidder will be expected to sign a real estate Contract in the usual form with 10% down and the balance aipon delivery of possession. Transfer of title will be by Executor's deed conveying merchantable .title to the buyer. In order to insjgggj; the house, please contact .either, | ' f the Executors. 'John Cordes, Executor ' '(•' , Albert Cordes, Buffalo Center, ' IA. 50424 562-2921 't^tWFfW^! ""AW""**' ;aw live modern for less with gas QM can heat your house in wirrttr, cool rt In summer. 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