Titonka Topic from Titonka, Iowa on May 29, 1975 · Page 2
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Titonka Topic from Titonka, Iowa · Page 2

Titonka, Iowa
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Thursday, May 29, 1975
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— — TITONKA TOPIC Official Newspaper of Titonka, Iowa 50480 PHILIP J. JAREN, Publisher Second Class Postage Paid At Tltonfca, Iowa Published Each Thursday SUBSCRIPTION RATES, PAYABLE IN ADVANCE Kossuth and Surrounding Iowa Counties, $4.00 per year All Other United States Addresses, $5.00 per yXr - to P 010 " 13 wifchi n the county and territory are considered continuing yearly subscr ptlons to be discontinued only upon notice from subscribers or at the publisher's discretion/ MEMBER Auoclitlon • Foundid 1885 Ley Explaines New Tractor Safety Standerds AMES: A firm safety stand- .in.: concerning use of ROPS (ro''-ovcr protective structures) ;•->- .i^riciilfural tractors goes in:..' effect June i, I 975, nation- illy ,uul 30 Jays later in Iowa. LVi'.e Hull, extension agri- oiltur.il engineer at Iowa State University, cxpl.iins that Iowa operates unJcr a state plan ap- ..^'vc.! by Federal OSHA (Ctcu- pational Safety and Health Act.) About 30 days are needed to get the ROPS standard approved for Iowa. 1 hat's the reason for the Difference in state and federal effective dates. Flie federal standard requires that agricultural tractors manufactured after October 25, 1976 shall meet a number of requirements including: (1) A roll-over protective structure shall be provided by the employer for each tractor operated by an employee. "This can be an approved safety cab or a metal protective frame. " Hull said. ' (2) Where roll-over protective structures are required, an employer must provide each tractor with an approved seatbelt. The employer must require that each employee uses the seatbelt while the tractor is moving and that die seatbelt is tightened sufficiently to confine the driver to the protected area. These ROPS standards do not apply on low profile tractors in use in orchards, vineyards, or hop yards, or inside a farm building or greenhouse where vertical clearance requirements would substantially interfere with normal operation or where vertical clearance is insufficient to allow a ROPS-equipped tractor to operate. Another exception to the standards is on tractors used with mounted equipment that is incompatible with ROPS such as cornpickers. If ROPS are removed for any reason, the standards require they shall be re-mounted. The standards also require that every employee operating an agricultural tractor shall be informed of the operating practices outlined in the rules and of any other practices dictated by the work environment. Such information shall be provided at the time of initial assignment and at least annually thereafter. Hull said an employer must be able to prove in writing that each employee has been instructed. The employee operating instructions to be given by the em- ployer must include the following: --Securely fasten your seatbelt if the tractor has a roll-over protective structure. —Where possible, avoid operating the tractor near ditches, embankments and holes. —Reduce speed when turning, crossing slopes, and on rough, slick or muddy surfaces. —Stay off slopes too steep for safe operation. —Watch where you are going, especially at row ends, on roads and around trees. —Do not permit others to ride. —Operate the tractor smoothly. Do not make jerky turns, starts or stops. —Hitch only to the drawbar and hitch points recommended by tractor manufacturers. —When tractor is stopped, set brakes securely and use park lock if available. Five Area Students Awarded Degrees At UNI CEDAR FALLS: Five students from the Titonka area were among 1,158 candidates for degrees at commencement exercises held Saturday, May 17, at the University of Northern Iowa. Graduating with high honors was Marlys Eden of Titonka who received her B. A. in elementary education, lower, teaching. Wesley area graduates were Linda Beal, B.A., elementary education, reading, teaching; and Eileen Nelson, B. A., elementary education, lower, \ teaching; both graduating with honors; and Shirley Haverly, THE TITONKA TOPIC MAY 29,1975 — Page 2 — B. A., speech pathology, teaching} and Gerald Johnson, B. A., management. ^ ffff TOPIC WANT AJ>S Redenius Ins. Agency Phone 928-2263 Titonlca, Iowa can tell you about. . . The ArrthmeNcof CROP HAIL LOSSES* MMiMftfennav } f 150.00 P/A to plant (30RW Invest-(Erf.); $117.00 P/A to plant SOYBEANS anal K/SK lOS/Af& f>AOF/rSr*>~, *K>*00-*ieo.OO P/A more If ffccrop j, LOST TO HAIL. Multiply tte* t ^« rt j ky «H« U/U A A^ 3 ftTTo n«»b«rofjKr«««MpUntearpw... WhatS TOUt Kl$k? Isn I it worth a few dollars per acre to protect yourself from not only losing your crop and your income...but even your farm. s based on ihe ia=i iwo yi-ai avoi. .PICJ piantino rosls ,inu gra.n pntos DON'T MISS IT! JAYCEE CLUB RAFFLE Saturday, June 7th PRIZE — PRIZES DONATOR 'Electronic Calculator Beed Hardware Poik Loin Heyer Livestock Socket Wrench.Set Anderson Implement $25.00 Bond Titonka Savings Bank $25.00 Bond Boyken Insurance Agency DONATION: $1.00 FOOD Befty Crocker Assorted Hamburger Helper Shell •Pest Strips 67$ $1.69 Wonder 100% Whole Wheat Bread 2^89$ Polly Meadows Wilson's Ring Bologna ring 89$ Wilson's Chopped Pork .$1.09 Center Cut Pork Chops > $1.09 Corn King Franks.. 12 oz. pkg. 69$ 9aon Ice Cream .Ml ............. 79$ l*- »- * Kraft Jet Puffed Marshmallows 10 oz. bag 37$ Wet Ones Moist Towelettes$1.09 Butt'r Topp Cottage Bread 2 89$ Butt'r Topp Big Value Bread »• $1.00 L V so1 14 oz. aerosol can Disinfectant $1.59 Marigold Assorted Popcicles 6 Borden's American Cheese Slices 89$ Adolph Unseasoned 3!/ 2 oz. jar Meat Tenderizer 490 Musselman's ^3* 303 can Apple Sauce B 31 No. 1 Bananas 4 89( Northern Grown Potatoes 10 79( California ^r-a^ Strawberries^^. 3 pints $i.oO Jumbo 36 size s£&&^ Canteloupe ....(Hi. each 59$ Tendersweet CORN Cream Style or Whole Kernel 303 cans 2 65$ We reserve the right to limit quantities Special Pikes Good Thursday, Friday and Saturday at EARL S MARKET Phone 928-2138 A CARDINAL JFOOD STORE IOWA

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