Titonka Topic from Titonka, Iowa on July 17, 1975 · Page 4
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Titonka Topic from Titonka, Iowa · Page 4

Titonka, Iowa
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Thursday, July 17, 1975
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TITONKA TOPIC Official Newspaper of TKonk*, low* 504M PHILIP J. JAREN, Publisher Second Class Postage Paid At Tltontta, Iowa Pubttshed Each Thursday SUBSCRIPTION RATES, PAYABLE IN ADVANCE Kossutfa and Surrounding Iowa Counties, $4.00 per year All Other. United States Addresses, $5.00 per year All sub scrip (fens'going to point* within the county and Titonka trade territory are considered continuing yearly subscriptions to be discontinued only upon notice from •subscribers or at the publisher's discretion. MEMBER Anoolttlon • Foundtcf 1685 John Ley Warns Of Itinerant Painters Farmers should be aware of itinerant, or traveling painters during this year's painting season warns Fred Roth, extension agricultural engineer at Iowa State University. They travel around to farms offering to do a quick paint job for a low price. Cases have already been reported this year of these painters who used "paint" that washed off during the first rain. Roth offers a few tips on how to spot these painters — a) usually they have out-of-state license plates; b) they're personable and smooth talking, thus easily winning people's confidence; c) the paint they say they're going to use may be a name brand, but what they actually use often comes out of unlabeled cans or buckets; d) they often quote a low-sounding price at first but decline to give a firm figure for the whole job; e) they usually promise to do the job right away, tomorrow or next week. Reputable painters usually can't do that. If you do decide to hire traveling painters, there are a few precautions to take, says Roth. a) Satisfy yourself that the paint is high quality and non-toxic, especially if they're painting corn cribs with ear corn in them; b) Check with a local painter and compare the cost; c) Insist on a written contract with a definite total price indicated; d) Insist on labeled cans or buckets and require empties to be left with you; e) Contact the sheriff's office to check on any complaints itinerant painters. If you spot these painters report them to the sheriff's office immediately. Set your lawn mower to cut grass a little higher during July and August hot weather, advises Cott. If you have been mowing . at a height of 1 1/2 inches, change it to 2 or 2 1/2 inches. The higher height of cut will leave grass stronger and help slow crabgrass invasion. Back Seat Drivers Guide To Saving Gas ' The AAA Motor Club of Iowa appeals to back-seat drivers to help make 5 gallons of gasoline do the'work of 6 gallons. When Dad starts the car, BE READY. An idling engine wastes gas. In fact, if it has to idle more than half a minute, it is more economical to shut the engine off and restart when all passengers are ready. Don't be lazy and beg to be driven when it is possiMe to use the bus, your bicycle or walk. If a new car is in the cards, check fuel consumption of any models the family is considering buying. How large a car does your family really need? Ask all drivers in the family to record all gas purchases. Calculate how many miles the car travels on a gallon of gas, then work on ways to improve the figure. As an incentive, see how many gallons and dollars can be saved over a three month period. Back seat drivers can encourage operators to drive smoothly and to find the cruising speed giving the best gas economy. This is generally between 50 and 55 mph on the highway. Also, keep in mind that a well maintained car runs more economically. The mechanically- minded back seat driver can help by: —Checking tire pressure. Un- derinflated tires put extra drag on die engine which results in more gas being used. —Check the spnrk plug? as properly gapped and clean plugs fire more efficiently and make starting easier. —Keep the car washed and waxed. It not only makes for a nice appearance, but the driver feels better and is more alert when driving a clean car. Alertness to driving techniques is a key to gas saving practices. THE TITONKA TOPIC July 17, 1975 — Page 4 — —Check the car owners manual for other maintenance points. Motor Club of Iowa officials point out that the back seat driver has definite responsibilities in any Gas Watchers program, Their participation is needed for us to meet the goal of making 5 gallons do the work of 6 Mr. and Mrs. Harm Kettwick, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Sonnenberg, and Gertie Sonnenberg were among those who attended a program at Hampton High School on Friday evening. The speaker was Hansi, a former Nazi . They found the program very interesting. Thank you. A very sincere thanks for your patronage and cooperation during the six years that I have served as manager of the United Building Center in Titonka, It has been a pleasure to serve you. Gail Hamilton will be serving as temporary manager, and I am confident that she will be able to give you the finest service on all of your building and remodeling needs. —JOHN WELHOUSEN Mwc \]/ou\Meard About the KevdutiOHary VICTORY MIRACLE POLISHING CLOTH ? Everyone who has tried it says "amazing"—and no wonder. VICTORY MIRACLE, the magic All Purpose Cloth, cleans, polishes, waxes just about everything: Metal, wood, silverware, porcelain, tile, enamel. And, removes rust, corrosion, spots and stains! A terrilic worksaver, it's an absolute "must" for housewife, homeowner, hobbyist, tool bench. And, it's only $1.50. Make Life o little easier, pick up several today ar CALLIES "V" STORE TITONKA, IOWA FOR HOT WEATHER AT C-O-O'O'L PRICES.' Hunt's Apricots No. 21/i can 69* Big Value Bread 3 - $1.00 Upton Tea Bags 48 count box 89* Liquid Vel 22 02 bottle 63* — Drawing Winners — Mrs. Aeilt Burma, Woden Dishes Mrs. Harry Schutter \\\ ^Blanket — GROCERY SACK WINNERS — Cindy VanHeel — Ernst Hofmann — Bob Budlong Donna Dreesman — Helen Jaren — Luella Givens Shirley Jaren — Dorothy Krominga Amanda Bruns — Ray Rippentrop — A. J. Neeland Mrs. Jack Geihart Thank you .... We want to thank everyone for helping to make our 1st Anniversary Celebration such a wonderful success. It has been a pleasure to serve you during the past year, and we are looking forward to another year of service and the making of many new friends! Thank a million for a wonderful day! —Earl anl Kari Knudson Polly Meadows Ice Cream } /2 gallon Keebler Chicken ••••••••••i r*••*•*•••••••••••••! Cookies Shake & Bake Wonder Pantry Pride Bread Fudge Sticks - Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Package Loaf Marigold Sour Cream pack 8 oz. carton Puffs Assorted Colors Creamette Spaghetti Blue Bonnet Margarine Pound pkg. '•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••«.«.i i° ni s °i Facial Tissues Bowl Cleaner BLUE %' BONNETT& ^ S W*> Margarine Pound 32 oz. bottle SUMMER PARADE each 59$ Extra larqe Cantaloup California Red Plums » 49$ California Peaches •• 39$ Smoothie Russet Potatoes 10 • $1.59 Butt'r Topp Cottage Bread loaves THRIFTY CUTS Center Cut Pork Chops > $1.29 Wilson's Big Bologna - 89$ Wilson's Smoked Sausage > $1.29 Fun Time 12 oz. pkg. Franks 69$ We reserve the right to limit quantities Special Prices Good Thursday, Friday and! Saturday at.... EARL'S MARKET Phone 928-2133 A -CARDINAL FOOD STORE Titonka, low*

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