In SUITS And SPORT COATS From Eddie Quinn's • Sewell • Schoeneman • Johnny Carson • Palm Beach SUITS From '80 & '85 AND UP Suit With Additional Contrasting Slacks MOO AND UP. % Inflation Boosts High way MaintenanceCosts By Dennis Keyser (Drake University Journalism Student I DES MOINES - Iowa will spend more than $29.4 million for highway maintenance in fiscal 1974, according to Jack Percival, assistant maintenance engineer for the Iowa Highway Commission in Ames. This year's budget is about the same as the fiscal 1973 budget, but is higher than the fiscal 1972 budget of $27.3 million. Percival attributes this increase to a 10 per cent built-in inflation rate, increased amount of damage requiring repairs, and an increase in the cost of maintenance materials. He said an additional $2.5 million will probably be spent this year on four non-budgeted maintenance categories: 1) concrete pavement repair, 2) bituminous resurfacing, 3) bridge painting, and 4) city maintenance contracts whereby a city is paid to maintain primary road extensions within city limits. The most difficult type of roads to maintain in Iowa, according to Percival, are low-type bituminous (asphalt) roads. In fiscal 1973, these roads cost about $2,900 a mile to maintain while concrete paved roads cost about $1,100 4-H Club News LIDDERDALE Grant-Sheridan Jolly Janes 4-H club held their regular monthly meeting May 18th at Holy Family Hall in Lidderdale. Mary Jo Austrian presided. One guest was present. Julie Hagemann led the members in singing a patriotic song instead of the flag pledge. Roll call was answered by each girl explaining the use of an assigned sewing or pressing item. Nine members attended the health clinic. Members chosen to attend the 4-H Camp near Boone later in June were Sandy Tigges, Nancy Drees, and Ann Hays. Mary and Julie Hagemann will attend conference on the campus of Iowa State University in June. Amy Daiker reported on the May baskets made at the last meeting for the people at the county farm. The remainder of the afternoon was spent laying out patterns and cutting out garments. Lunch was served by Christie Stoner and her mother. The next meeting will be on June 15. Times Herald, Carroll, la. - ^ Tuesday, May 21, 1974 I 2 "•••••IIIMI ft MIIII«BllMMtl Mill •••••!» I •••III If a mile. Percival said this $1,100 a mile is for surface and shoulder maintenance only. For instance, it does not include snow removal which costs $8.9 million in Iowa last year. Percival said that four-lane divided facilities cost about double to maintain per mile versus the primary two-lane highways. This makes Interstate-80 the most expensive single highway to maintain in the state — about $2,560 a mile in 1973. In comparing fiscal years 1972 and 1973, roadside maintenance and drainage costs were $2.5 million in 1973, down from $3.1 million in 1972. Percival attributes this decrease to a cutback in mowing operations. "The grass is now only mowed when it reaches seven inches high, FUNNY BUSINESS which is about four times a season," he said. In 1973, bridge maintenance cost $750,000 — a 25 per cent reduction from the $1 million spent in 1972. Surface maintenance, for pavement surfaces only, cost $6.5 million in 1973, up from $5.2 million in 1972. Percival attributed this 25 per cent increase to the rise in labor and material costs. "We would expect costs to further increase in the next 10 years, due to inflation, increased traffic volume, demand from the public for more and better highways and simply more work needing to be done on older roads in the state," said Percival. To illustrate the inflation factor, Percival said, "We used to buy a two-ton maintenance truck for $2,300 plus a dump body for another $500. Today, the same outfit costs us $7,500. This has all happened in the last 10 years." By Roger Bollen \ CLEW* ouTQoof*\ Dee>K»HeNROD.' Percival added that the cost of traffice line marking material will increase 60 per cent this year — from $560,000 in 1973 — because the cost of paint has gone up. The Highway Commission employs 1,900 maintenance workers who earned $17.5 million 1973. town Dally Press Association Personals— Pastor and Mrs. Albert T. Bostelmann of Lidderdale leave Tuesday for Springfield, 111., where they plan to attend commencement exercises of the graduating class of Concordia Seminary on Thursday evening. While there the pastor also will attend the reunion of the seminary class of 1924, of which he is a member. CONCERTTHURSDAY The junior high vocal and instrumental concert of Carroll Community School will be presented at 8 p.m. Thursday in the high school auditorium. The approximately 100 members of the junior high mixed chorus and 65 members of the concert band will perform. The eighth grade jazz band will end the concert with three numbers. On Wednesday morning, the junior high mixed chorus will give their exchange program at Holy Spirit School, SPORT COATS '55- '65-'75 And Up Shop Eddie Quinn's for the greatest selection of colors, patterns, and styles of suits and sport coats. We've always given you the biggest choice, and still do. FOR DESERVING DADS jlost people needn't die of the things most people die of. Gift Hits! TIE FASHIONS Select Many! $3.50 And Up Favorite stripings, plains and prints. Of polyester, cotton . . . some silk. Visit Our Gift Bar For Great And Unique Gifts For Father's Day FROM $1.50 up EDDIE Today's leading killers are heart disease, cancer, strokes, accidents and suicides. Sadly, so many needn't die. Most of these causes of death can be prevented or at least minimized by such things as proper diet and exercise, control of blood pressure, moderation in smoking and drinking, counseling, and regular checkups. And common sense to prevent accidents. It's just plain foolish to sit, eat, smoke, and drink your way to an early grave. It's almost like taking your own life. If you're thinking of that, talk it out with a professional. And about those accidents. Most of those are somebody's own fault. Live carefully so you can live. We care. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Iowa Des Moines/Sioux City '"Registered Mark Blue Cross Association '^Registered Service Mark of the National Association of Blue Shield Plans BETTER HEALTH IOWA. WE CARE.
What members have found on this page
Get access to Newspapers.com
- The largest online newspaper archive
- 9,600+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
- Millions of additional pages added every month