Titonka Topic from Titonka, Iowa on May 1, 1975 · Page 12
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Titonka Topic from Titonka, Iowa · Page 12

Titonka, Iowa
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Thursday, May 1, 1975
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THE TITONKA TOPIC May 1, 1975 — Page 6 — Toward An Improved Rural America by Sen. Dick Clark More than 1,000 persons gathered at a Washington hotel a few days ago to discuss the plight of rural America. Although the setting was not rural, the focus of this first National Conference on Rural America was, and it put the federal government on notice that rural America expects better treatment in the future than it has received in recent years. Conference delegates represented a broad cross-sect ion of people of various interests and professions from every state, but they were united on a singular purpose—to improve the outlook for rural America. This country is increasingly becoming urban, and as that happens, attentions tend to turn to urban problems. But rural problems have not declined in the sa ne way that rural population has — and the lack of adequate medical services, transportation, decent housing and jobs is just as large a problem in rural areas as in the inner cities. Unfortiui.Uely, past efforts to improve the rural situation have cither missed the mark or been gutted by lack of funding. Perhaps the biggest disappointment has been the Rural Development Act of 1972, a law designed to assist small com in unit its with constructing water and sewer systems, pro- viding fire protection and other community facilities. That Act, unfortunately, has never been funded at anywhere near the levels that Congress intended. But adequate funding of the Rural Development Act is only the beginning. We need to devote special attention to getting more doctors and health services into rural areas; to providing the transportation many people, especially older persons, need to get to those medical services and other places; and to developing industry to provide jobs. These goals can be accomp- li;heil--if rural people become actively involved in the legislative process and make their needs known to Congress and the Executive Branch. This mobi'i/ation of support was a prime reason for convening the GIFT (ill 11 )l Sunday, May 11 Mother's Day TITONKA, IOWA Red Tag Special Days are here again! EVERY FORD IN THE HOUSE RED-1AGGED AND READY IB ROLL! If you've been holding back on a car purchase, waiting for the news your budget wants to hear —well, your waiting Is overt We're ready now with our spectacular Red Tag Special Days—and you won't find a better time, or place, to give your budget a breather. The small Fords, Pinto, Mustang II, and Maverick (America's best-selling small-car lineup)—are all Red-Tagged lor real value. Get a Red-Tag buy on Granada-the year's best-selling newcomer. On the Elite-the mid-size Ford styled In the Thunderbird tradition. The (act Is, every Ford In stock is a Red- Tagged, ready-to-go buy. But not loreverl This is a strictly limited- time selling event. So don't dally —see your Ford dealer right away—like now! Look tor this tag on every Ford See your local Ford Dealer-today! W. E. Ley Motor Company National Conference on Rural America. Through a. concerted effort, we can gain the equity that rural areas deserve—both in money and attention. Safety Tips For Liquid Fertilizer If /ou are working with liquid fertilizer this spring, especially anhydrous ammonia or aqua ammonia, you could be in line for a serious eye injury and possible blindness, unless you wear the proper eye protection, warns Dr. Leo Plummer, Chairman of the Iowa Sociery for the Prevention of Blindness's Safety Committee. "Because of the high water ^Itibility of ammonia, eye tissue with its high fluid content is particularly vulnerable to injury, and many persons arc blinded or suffer severe eye injuries from this cause," Dr. Plummer reports. The following eye safety tips are offered by Dr. Plummer and other members of the Society's Safety O.-mimittce: 1. Wear safety goggles with hooded vents and a rim that fits close to the face and around the eyes at all times when working with or around these substances. 2. Keep a five gallon tank filled with fresh clean water attached to the nurse tank and the applicator so that a supply is readily available. 3. Always check all hose fittings and connections daily to be sure they are tight and there are no leaks, since the highest percentage of these accidents occur during the transfer process from one tank f -'j the other. 4. Carry a small plastic squeeze bottle of water in your pocket when working with ammonia. This can be used to immediately flush water from the eye enabling you to find your larger water supply. These first ten seconds are crucial. 5. Stand upwind during transfer operations. 6. If an accident occurs, flush the eye immediately and continually with water for at least 15 minutes. Remove contact lenses first, if victim wears them. 7. Do not appl 1 / salves or ointments as they tend to seal in the liquid and may only add to the damage. 8. If burns are extensive and a water tank or pond is available immerse the victim immediately. 9. When victim is taken to physician after exposed areas have been flushed with water, advise doctor that AMMONIA caused the injury. For free information on how to protect your eyes from these chemical hazards, write the Iowa Society for the Prevention of Blindness, 1011 Locust, Des Moines, Iowa 50309. DeVRIES Auction Sales EVERY Tues. 730 p.m. Hogs and sheep will be sold the first part of sale. DeVRIES AUCTION CO. BUFFALO CENTER, IOWA DON'T PAINT THAT CAR or PICKUP — USE — I I I Magnetic Signs! j ORDER FROM The Titonka Topic \ Titonka, Iowa ' Phone 928-2723 EVENING SALE Real Estate & Household As I am now living at the Titonka Care Center, I will sell the following real estajte and personal property at public auction at my home in Titonka on .... ^Monday, May 5 5:00 3-Bedroom Modern House LOCATED ON RIPLEY AVENUE, ONE BLOCK WEST OF MAIN STREET 60'xl32' Lot — Blacktop Street and Curb and Gutter are in IMMEDIATE POSSESSION TERMS: 10% down on day of sale and balance due when deed and abtsract are tendered. The 1974 taxes that are due in 1975 have been paid by present owner. Anyone interested in looking at the property bsfore the sale, may call 928-2415, Titonka. ANTIQUES DOME LID TRUNK THREE-QUARTER STEEL BED, DOUBLE STEEL BED, Complete 8-QA:Y MANTLE CLOCK 2 — DRESSERS SEWING ROCKER SEWING MACHINE CHEST OF DRAWERS 2 — ROCKERS LIBRARY TABLE DISHES — CROCKS — JUGS BREAD BOX HOUSEHOLD GOODS DINING ROOM TABLE BUFFET PIANO BENCH 2 — LARGE MIRRORS LAMPS COFFEE TABLE 2 _ OVERSIZED CHAIRS PORTABLE B & W TV with STAND PLATFORM ROCKER SMALL ROUND TABLE Pair of FIBERGLASS DRAPES 4 _ AUSTRIAN PANELS (Curtains) 2 — OIL BURNERS BEDROOM SET, Complete FRIGIDAIRE AUTOMATIC WASHER MAYTAG WRINGER TYPE WASHER FRIGIDAIRE ELECTRIC STOVE (Large) ELECTRIC HEATER-FAN GALE REFRIGERATOR 3-BURNER GAS PLATE DAY-BED HALL TREE PEDESTAL LAMP TABLE Electro UPRIGHT VACUUM CLEANER IRON IRONING BOARD BEIGE 9'xl2' CARPET SCATTER RUGS FRUIT JARS MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS TOO NUMEROUS TO MENTION LAKOTA, IOWA TERMS: CASH, or make arrangements with your banker before the sale. No property to be removed until settled for. Not responsible for accidents should any occur. MRS. TRESSA SMITH, owner I Jack DeVries and Larry Sapp, auctioneers Titonka Savings Bank, Clerk

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