Titonka Topic from Titonka, Iowa on May 8, 1975 · Page 3
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Titonka, Iowa
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Thursday, May 8, 1975
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Happenings . On the Hill by Senator Berl E. Priebe ,The Senate did not meet on Monday of last week as the Republicans were holding town meetings over the State and had asked leadership in the Senate to free Monday. Several legislators were not in favor of this simply because when the Republicans had control of the Senate they made the Democrats work on the day their conventions were held, which was a Saturday. Two senators and myself were in Washington last Friday where we met with Senators Muskie, Jackson, Benston and Speaker Carl Albert regarding energy and various state problems on which federal legislation sometimes has an impact. In the afternoon we were taken to the White House where we were escorted to the East Room. President Ford addressed us and presented his program on Revenue Sharing. He is a very personable man, especially when you meet him on a one-to-one basis. When the President finished his speech, we met with several of his aides and Secretary Kissinger came and spoke to us. After the meetings we were allowed to ask questions of everyone but the President. Saturday morning we attended a seminar on the problems of malpractice insurance: 1 felt the meetings were the best I have ever attended. Washington, at this time of the year is beautiful. The flower:, especially the Redenius Ins. Agency Ph«ne 928-2263 Titonka, Iowa can tell you about. . . The Arithmetic of CROP HAIL LOSSES' Midw«t &rme* ) $150.00 P/A to plant CORN Invert -(Erf.) j $117.00 P/A to plant SOYBEANS and R/5KJ.O$/N(r PAOF/Tfm* M03,00-*ieo.OO m more If the crop is LOST TO HAIL. nu«^r^JKm«^Unh>on>W.. WhdtS YoUt Rl$k? Isn't it worth a lew dollars per acre to protect yourself from not only losing your crop and your income...but even your farm. • All figures based on the- lasl twu ynat dgos lor yn.'ld planlinq rostr. anrl grain pnc magnolia trees and the tulips, were truly outstanding. We passed several bill on Friday which were non-controversial and, of course, I missed the votes on these because of the Washington trip. This week we worked on the bill to increase unemployment benefits. There were some things about the bill that I certainly wanted passed, but there were other things I disliked and did vote against it on final passage. As with most bills, I feel you could defend a vote either way. I was disappointed that the House did not get the bill to increase farm truck registration to 18 tons out of committee. This was a priority of most farm organizations. We had passed it in the Senate with only 13 votes against it. The only way this bill can be taken up now is by the sifting committee. I have never felt a committee should' be appointed to kill a bill and have experienced problems with farm legislation this year by some members who supposedly represent rural areas. The urban legislators tend to stick together and pick up rural votes to pass their legislation while farm legislation sits. I have a bill to change die capitalization rate and urban legislators are really opposed to this; yet, 1 feel we have to vote for what is good for all of Iowa. In regard to some counties revaluing property and others not, next week 1 will pr ;scnt an example in each county I represent as to what will happen to our State Aid with revaluation and without revaluation. 1 am sure the state will bring all counties into line, but the problem is this: If a county revaluates on its own, this goes into effect July 1, 1975. If the state revalues, this goes into effect July 1, 1976. So the county that revalues on it.; own loses a considerable amount of State Aid for one year. If we lose this State Aid, it will be raised locally from property tax. Again, I feel we should not revalue this year. We do not begin to get as much State Aid per pupil now because of our high valuation behind each student. Any increase will make it even further apart. Consider your financial alternatives* Stock market ? Foreign investment ? There are many fast- money schemes with big promises in today's world. But if you don't want to play games with your savings and investments, then rely on a sound financial program at Home Federal. Savings are insured to $40,000 ana 1 you get the highest return on your investment allowable by law. Stop in today for details. When you get your tax refund, open or add to your 1 savings account and select a valuable gift. Minimum deposit' S100. Larger gifts also available for larger deposits. All interest- on savings is compounded daily. Ulupi. 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It is designed to protect livestock feeders from losses which they incur when selling livestock to an insolvent packer. The bill requires packers to post a bond sufficient to cover two days purchases of livestock. The big thing in the House of Representatives this week was House File 584, the anti-trust bill. This bill is another example of the misguided notion that you can promote competition by giving more authority to government agencies to regulate and control business. The bill was written by Prof. Dorcey Ellis of the University of Iowa. It is an ivory lower approach toward legislation. The author of this bill has spent his Enroll At NIVS Thomas Grandgenctt of Wesley has been accepted for enrollment in the Market Management Program at Northwest Iowa Vocational School, Sheldon, Iowa. The program is six quarters in length, and Thomas will begin training on September 2. He is the son of the Lawrence Grandgcnetts of Wesley. David Everding of Buffalo Center lias been accepted in the five - quarter Auto Mechanics program at NIVS, and will also begin classes on September 2. David is the son of tlia William Everdings of Buffalo Center. Both students will graduate from Titonka High School in May. How To Save Money On Garden Fertilizer An Iowa State University extension horticulturist says the best way to save money when buying fertilizer for your lawn and garden is to avoid small packages. Henry Tabor says a person pays 10-20 times more for fertilizer nutrients in a one-pound package than in a 50-pound farm bag. Fifty -pound farm size bags are not too much fertilizer for anyone with a vegetable garden, flower beds, and lawn. Be sure you read the label before buying any fertilizer so you will know what you are getting. entire adult life, with the exception of one year of private law practice, as a college professor. In the Iowa Legislature, there are no real experts in the very complicated and technical field of anti-trust. That may be the reason why most of the legislators accepted Professor Ellis' bill, without conducting a thorough study of the other alternatives. Large businesses involved in interstate commerce are already covered by the Federal Antitrust laws. Labor unions and cooperatives 'ere specifically exempted from the bill. It does not make sense to exempt these large and extremely powerful groups from an anti-trust bill. Thought For The Week: The prayer for politicians, "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. " Urges Dog Owners To Vaccinate Now An official of the Iowa State Department of Health today urged owners of dogs to have these pets vaccinated against rabies. State law requires that owners have their dogs vaccinated at G months of age, and health officials recommend that for maximum protection, vaccine be given at an earlier age, with a booster dose of vaccine at 6-12 months of age. Rabies is prevalent in skunks in Iowa and is likely to spread to dogs that are not immunixed, according to Dr. S. L. Hendricks, DVM, chief of the Preventative Medical Division of the Iowa State Department of Health. He poiited out that for the first four uiontlis of 1974 only one case of rabies in dogs was reported hi Iowa, as compared with three in the same period this year. The three cases noted this year concerned young clogs that had not been immunized. All three were known to have been attacked by skunks. "At this time of year children are likely to have more contact with dogs, and it is important that these animals be protected by vaccination so they don't contract rabies and expose chil- ren to the disease"^ Dr. Hendricks said. 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Allied^JielnVuTancScom'rSany *""""' (Co AID Insurance Company lied Lite Insurance Compa AMCO Insurance Company Protection for your car, your home, your business, even your life Boyken Insurance Agency TITONKA, IOWA THE TITONKA TOPIC May 8, 1975 — Page 3 -~ Property Owners Can Buy Mud Flood Insurance The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today that effective April 30, 1975, Titonka has been accepted into the National Flood Insurance Program. This means, said Acting Federal Insurance Administrator, J. Robert Hunter, that individual property owners here are now eligible to buy flood insurance protection at affordable federally-subsidized rates, offering more extensive coverage undar the expanded program authorized by the 1973 Flood Disaster Protection Act. "Since flood insurance is now available," he said, "the law requires that it must be purchased by owners of property in areas identified as flood-prone by HUD, in order to be eligible for virtually all forms of Federal or federally-related financial assistance for building purposes in those areas. "This would include FIIA or VA mortgages, loans from the Small Business Administration, or loans from any federally- regulated or supervised banks and savings and loan institutions." While flood insurance is available to all residents of the community, Mr. Hunter emphasi/ed that the Federal economic sanctions against building assistance will not apply to property outside the danger /.ones. Policies are effective immediately during the first 30 days the insurance becomes available. After the first 30 days, there is a 15-day waiting period. The policies can be purchased from any licensed local property insurance agent or broker. The Employers Mutual Casualty Company, P.O. Box S84, Des Moines, la. 50340, has been designated as the flood insurance servicing company for this area. Agents and brokers may obtain policy forms, rates, flood insurance manuals, and any other necessary information from this company. In becoming eligible under the program, a community must submit an application in which it certifies that it has adopted certain minimum flood plain management measures for the flood-prone areas of that community which conform with Federal requirements. These measures vary according to the characteristics of the community and the nature of specific flood threats. But they are generally designed to regulate the future development of flood ha/.ard areas, and ultimately require minimum elevation and construction standards for floors and foundations of any new construction in these areas. The only flood-prone area in Titonka is the eastern edge of the city extending from the Burt blacktop to the Dick Gerdis residence,. Advises Corn Planting Now, Sidedressing Later Since wet weather has delayed ground preparation and corn planting, an Iowa State University extension agronomist suggests that farmers go ahead and plant corn without nitrogen fertilizer. Then apply nitrogen later as sidedressing. Regis Voss said nitrogen can be sidedressed any time after planting. It can even be applied immediately after planting if the planter marks can be followed so that nitrogen is not placed with the seed. Sidedressing should be done any time from plant emergence until the corn plants are 10-15 inches high, which is about five weeks after emergence. Sdde- dressing when the corn are small avoids most root pruning, and the nitrogen is available when the plants need it for later growth. The agronomist assures farmers that early sidedressed nitrogen is as effective or better than when applied at any other time. At optimum rates of nitrogen, sidedressed and preplant applications give about the same results. At low rates, sidedressed nitrogen is usually much better than fall application and slightly better than preplant. Cadefte Scouts The Cadettes met on May 5 at 4:15. The meeting was called to order. The secretary and treasurer's reports were given. We discussed a party that is coming up and our trip to Ad- ventureland. The meeting was adjourned. We worked on things for the Mother-Daughter Tea. We also worked on crafts. Lunch was served. —Lola Beenken, secretary. Valley Farmers The Valley Farmers held their monthly meeting on April 7 at 7:30 p. 111. in the Titonka School. Hosts were Mark and Allen Anderson. The Pledge of Allegiance was given by Mark Anderson. Roll call was answered by eight members. The 4-H Pledge was given by Allen Anderson. For our business meeting we talked about mini-corn contest. For next month's meeting we are to grow some mini-corn. We also are going to weld at Richard Beenken's. An illustrated talk was given by Russell Bruns on"lowa Birds and Fish". Lunch was served by Mrs. Anderson. The Valley Farmers ,held their monthly meeting on May 5 at 8:00 p. m. at the home of Russell Bruns. Roll Call was answered by ten members. The Pledge of Allegiance and 4-H Pledge were given by Russell Bruns. We discussed a club tour but have no date set. We voted to clean up the German Valley Schoolhouse. An illustrated talk was given by Veryl Ricklefs. Albert Sleper gave a talk on the parts of a corn plant and kernel sizes. Lunch was served by Mrs. Bruns. Allen Anderson, reporter. A CUT ABOVE THE REST! 5 HP Jet 4 HP Chain Drive '/HP Rocket ]) You can't moke your garden grow Foster, but you con moke your gardening go faster with an Ariens Power Tiller! Ariens has the industry's most complete line of Power Tillers: gear drive Jet tillers in 3, 4, 5 and 6 HP sizes; the 4 HP Chain Drive Tiller; and the 7 HP Rocket... the world's finest tiller! Whether you're working a backyard garden or a small farm, Ariens has a Power Tiller to meet your needs. 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