The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 18, 1968 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 18, 1968
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4-AlflOftb, ()«.} Upper Dftft Moirtftt Thursday, Jan. 18, 1968 County Hears Figures On Building In 1967 the Algona city council met in regular session Wednesday «yening, with a number of mat- tots to consider. Bare Smith, city clerk, re- tlewed figures on the construction programs in 1966 and 1967, Which showed an increase in 1967 Of $81,265 over the previous year. there was a total of 212 permits Issued in 1966, as compared with 224 permits in 1967. Construction totaled $774,335 in 1966, Wftpared with $855,600 in 1967. Permits for new residences in 1966 totaled 27, with construction cost totaling $459,000. In 1967, there were 29 permits is- iued, with building costs totaling $454,500. Total cost of new and remodeling of business buildings in 19 66 was $230,900 and in 1967 it was $195,500. Fifty-three permits were issued for remodeling homes in 1966, with cost totaling $44,315. In 1967, 48 such permits were issued, with cost totaling $54,910. The council approved the joint agreement with the county, with the latter to pay $50 a month for ambulance service and $250 monthly for emergency communications service, which is handled by the city. This agreement becomes effective Jan. 17 and was approved by the county board of supervisors recently. The council agreed to sell alleys and streets in the northeast part of town to the estates of Virgil Smith and Bernard Frankl. There were no objectors at the council meeting. The area involves a total of 39 lots, and selling price was $2,400. Mayor William J. Finn recom- mended four appointments, all of which were approved by the council. Reappointed to the planning and zoning commission was Ed Adams, whose previous appointment expired Jan. 1, 1968. Bill Nugent, whose appointment expires Jan. 27, was reappointed to the board of adjustment. Dean Parrott and Kenneth Geilenfeld were newly-appointed to the playground commission, replacing Bill Studer and Madonna Skog- strom. The report of the Municipal Airport commission was presented, approved by the council, and placed on file. The council approved an Estherville firm of certified public accountants, Knobbe, Gallagher, Vol Berding and Wads word, to conduct the 1967 audit of the city records. As per state ruling, the council voted to place Mayor Finn and K. T. Peirce, mayor pro tern, under individual bond, rather than the present blanket bond. A Class "C" beer license was approved for Dunn's. Two men from Fort Dodge, representing the Iowa Comprehensive Alcoholics Program, appeared before the council and explained the project. They asked for cooperation of the council in participation in the program. Council took this matter under advisement and will devote further study to it. A request to open Smith Street south of College 1/2 block was tabled until further study has been made. Next regular meeting will be Jan. 31. Present Awards During Annual Pork Banquet About 350 pork producers and guests interested in the pork industry enjoyed the annual Pork Banquet Wednesday evening, Jan. 10, in the Swea City gym and served by the Sunday school teachers of the Swea City Methodist church. Everyone enjoyed the fine entertainment of the Foreman Quartet of Rolfe. An interesting message was given by Craighton Knau of WNAX in Yankton, So. Dak. Master of Ceremonies Dick Kuecker presented Gary Laabs, Lone Rock, with a trophy for showing the jr. champion carcass hog at the county fair. Lickteig Bros., Algona, were also given a trophy for the open class champion carcass hog. A canned ham was given to Michael Frankl, Irvington, as door prize. Dave Anderson gave a report of the coming Barrow Show to be held Feb. 1 at the Algona Sale Barn. Paul Bernhard, Fenton, and Owen Curry, LuVerne, were reelected to serve on the Swine Board for a 3-year term. Move To Bring Gas To More Kossuth Towns OMAHA - Northern Natural Gas Company has filed a $97 million application with the Federal Power Commission seeking permission to construct facilities necessary to increase its daily pipeline capacity by 300 million cubic feet of natural gas during the next two years and initiate gas service to 61 new communities in 1968. This is the largest single capacity increase request filed by Northern in its 38-year history. The new facilities will give the company a pipeline capacity of 2.8 billion cubic feet of gas per day. A portion of the increase will tie used to provide initial gas service to 14 communities in Iowa, 23 in Minnesota and 24 in Wisconsin, and to supply additional requirements of present customers for the 1968-69 heating season, The 61 communities to be added to Northern's system in the FPC application include these towns in Iowa; Andrew, Armstrong, Bancroft, Buffalo Center, Burt, La- fcOta, LeGrand, Olin, Quasqueton, fipriflgvUle, Swea City, Thomp- IQ04 Titonka, and Welton. On Committee A Swea City man is one of tkfti lowing appointed to ad* vl»ory committees of the Aiuer- JJAi) Farm Bureau. He is vvu- JlUQ 8, PUeJjtf, who was named to the Farm Bureau's poultry committee. Elmer Maahs On Advisory Board John Howes, president of the American Home Investment Company of Davenport, Iowa, announced today Elmer A. Maahs, Algona, has been named to the post of Company Advisor. He will serve as an advisor to the management of the firm which was organized four years ago to operate in the field of cash purchases of residential properties and the re-sale at a profit to qualified buyers. Mr. Howes said, "American Home is very fortunate to have a man of Mr. Maahs experience and ability to serve on its Advisory Board." Mr. Maahs, a long time resident of Kossuth county, leader in his community, and experienced in business affairs, is typical of the Advisors who are representing American Home throughout Iowa. Mr. Maahs is owner of the Algona Grain and Feed Company in Algona. He is a member of the American Legion, the Community Club of Whittemore, and the Algona Chamber of Commerce. Supply Of Some Stamps Okay; Others Short The Algona post office has a good supply of stamps. They had a large enough supply of the new 6? stamps, both in rolls and sheets and did not run out of either. They did, however, deplete their supply of 1? stamps in rolls, although had some sheets. Anew supply of rolls arrived and were available Saturday. J! '\ad been necessary to order weli in advance the books of 6? stamps, which arrived Portland Area Lady's Sister Dies Recently PORTLAND - Mrs. W. W. White, sister of Ray McWhorter, died Tuesday morning, Jan. 9, and was buried here in the Portland cemetery Thursday, Jan. 11. Louis McWhorter of Loveland, Colo., and Vera McWhorter of Omaha came for the funeral and spent some time after the funeral in the Ray McWhorter home. About 30 relatives met in the Ray McWhorter home after the funeral Thursday. - o - Mrs. June Sparks went to Clear Lake Monday and spent the night in the Jack Easton home. Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Meister took Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Meister out for supper Saturday at Fort Dodge. This was in honor of the Bernard Meister's 28th wedding anniversary. Mrs. Harley Rusher, rural Bancroft, spent Sunday afternoon visiting Mrs. P. W. Marlow and Lisa. Jean Wood of Ames came home to spend the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wood. Mrs. E. C. Schwietert recently accompanied her brother, Verdeen Baum, Blue Earth, to Milwaukee where they attended the wedding of Clara Baum. Ontheir way home, they spent one night in the home of a cousin, Mrs. Laura Kock at LaCrosse, Wise. Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Graham, Wade and Wanda of Clear Lake were Saturday visitors in the A. L. Rasmussen home. Mr. and Mrs. Jake Smith returned home Sunday after spending three weeks visiting in Texas and at Wheaton, m. in the Dale Bixler home. They accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Dale Bixler home after the Bixlers had spent Christmas here. They flew home from Wheaton to Mason City where Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Parsons met them. Mrs. June Sparks visited Hazel and Edith Budlong in their home at Titonka Sunday, also Mrs. Camilla Cooper. Mrs. David Smith and Teresa of Fort Dodge came Wednesday to help Mrs. Henry Smith do some papering. Terry Tieman and Jim Smith spent Wednesday at the Henry Smith home. • Ray McWhorter took Louis McWhorter to Fort Dodge Sunday where he took a plane for his home at Loveland, Colo, after spending a few days here. Portland Progress Club will meet Jan. 18 in the home of Ethel Smith, with Myrtle Zwiefel assistant hostess. "Life's greatest blessings are often followed by the greatest temptations." Mayor Finn Is On Panel Of Area Workshop Mayor William J. Finn was one of three mayors who participated in ? school-municipal relations workshop Thursday at Spencer. The event was sponsored by the Institute of Public Affairs and the Division of Educational Administration, College of Education, University of Iowa, in cooperation with the Northwest Iowa Mayors' Association. Mayor Finn, teamed withRobt. Stephens, assistant professor of educational administration, University of Iowa, and conducted a portion of the discussion. Vaughn Rising represented the local schools. He is secretary to the Algona community school board of education. With approximately 70 attending, there were 35 municipal officials and 35 superintendents of schools. State Revenue Stamps Now On Property Sales Sale of revenue stamps which must be affixed to property transfer documents starting January 1 began at the Kossuth county recorder's office at the start of the new year. State revenue stamps must be placed on deeds transferring property, with a few minor exceptions, beginning January 1 when the federal revenue stamps are no longer required on property transfer documents. The state law setting up the real estate transfer revenue tax system was adopted by the legislature in 1965 and was to become effective when the federal revenue stamp system expired. The federal system ended Dec. 31, 1967. A cash register-type machine has been installed by the state in the office of each county recorder to issue the new state revenue stamps. The tapes from the register will be used as the stamps which must be affixed to deeds. Deeds with a consideration of $1000 or less do not require Transfer Stamps under the new state law. Over §1000, the rate is 55 cents for each $500 or fraction thereof. The requirements of revenue stamps on deeds does not change the recording fee which is charged by the recorder for recording deeds. The recording fee will be charged in addition to the revenue stamp fee. The law provides that the recorder shall refuse to record any deed on which revenue stamps are required and on which they are not affixed. The recorder is required to remit the fees collected for revenue stamps to the state treasurer each month. Homemakers In Lone Rock Area Plan Meeting LONE ROCK - The Fenton Homemakers Club will meet Jan. 19 at the home of Mrs. Wilfred Radig. Mrs. Milford Mitchell will be co-hostess. Roll call is "Why I like homemakers." Lesson will be by Mrs. Willis Cotton on famous paintings. Mrs. Bernard Miller will have charge of entertainment. - o - Mr. and Mrs. David Dreyer and family of Delwein visited over the weekend with the Frank Dreyers and the Arno Juhls, Fenton. Sunday evening guests at the Alfred Schadendorfs were Mr. and Mrs. Harold Harms and Paula, Titonka. Mr. and Mrs. Russell Jensen took their daughter Cheryl back to Chicago Sunday where she is attending Patricia Stevens school. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Bell and Paul of Whittemorej Mrs. Wayne Bellinger, Judy and Randy, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Bill Elbert and family, Des Moines. Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Thompson left Monday for Arizona where they plan to spend the ' winter. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Bellinger and family, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Bolllnger and girls, Carol and Michael Tietz, and Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Wichtendahl and family were Friday evening guests at the Kenneth Bellingers for Mrs. Kenneth Bellinger's birthday. Sunday evening guests at the Bill Champions were Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Bollinger. Mrs. Ornie Behrends is a patient at Iowa City Hospital. Modernette Club met at the home of Ray Laabs Thursday evening. Prizes went to Mrs. William Marlow, Mrs. Paul Bernhard, and Mrs. Gene Bollig. The February meeting will be with Mrs. Vic Dreyer. The Ladies 500 Club met Wednesday at the Legion hall with Mrs. Harlan Marlow, Mrs. Georgia Marlow and Mrs. Rose Kraft as hostesses. The club will meet the third Wednesday of every month at 2 p.m. Anyone wishing to join should attend or contact Mrs. Merwin Marlow or any of the other members. Ordained as an elder at the Lone Rock Presbyterian Church Sunday was Clarence Kraft. Other elders re-elected on the board were Robert Fortney and Milton Madison. Elected trustee was Bud Lee. Circles of the Lone Rock Presbyterian Church will meet with Lucille Blanchard,EllaCul- bertson and Beulah Lee. - o SHOWER HONOREE Pamela Henderson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Henderson, Algona, was guest of honor at a pre-nuptial miscellaneous shower at St. John's Lutheran Church, Monday evening. The guests were registered by Doris Madsen. Mrs. Ruby Willrett, master of ceremonies, welcomed all and introduced Pamela, her mother, and Mrs. Wm. Madsen, mother of the groom-to-be, while Mrs. Lyle Marlow presented each with a baby mum corsage, courtesy of the hostesses. Velda Harms and Shirley Kline, accompanied by Edith Tieman, opened the program with a vocal duet, followed by a humorous reading by Isabella Sabin. Five nieces of the groom- to-be, Sandra Madsen, Patty and Pam Reimers and Dennise and Dorene Johnson, sang, accompanied by Mrs. Tieman. Mrs. Tieman gave a reading, followed by another duet by Velda Harms and Shirley Kline. Assisting Pamela in opening her many gifts were Roseanne Shipler and Janice Reimers. Marcella Johnson presided at the coffee service. Hostesses were Mesdames Willis Etherington, John Wilson, George Koestler, Walter Dacken, Floyd Koepke, Lyle Marlow, Rudy Willrett, Rudy Peter, Ralph Bierstedt, Homer Sabin, Carl Reynolds, Robert Schmidt, Martha Drager, Howard Salisbury, Albert Bleich, Ella Meyer, Esther Miller, Jack Tieman, Henry Schroeder, Lawrence Presthus, Ann Reimers, Pauline Elbert, Raymond Walker, Robert Hanna, Merwyn Cunningham and Alvina Hasse. Pamela became the bride of Donald Madsen at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Algona, Jan. 14. Resigns At Titonka Mrs. Camilla Cooper resigned as town treasurer of Titonka, Jan. 4, after serving in that capacity for the past 23 years. IF THE AFL PLAYS THE NFt AGAIN NEXT YEAR IN "BOWL'' GAME, THEY'D BETTER BRING A PLUNGER , . . •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••A** WILSON'S WIENERS Ib. PORK ROAST! PORK STEAK Ib. Ib. 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