The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 2, 1954 · Page 17
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 17

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, November 2, 1954
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AtiDETH HALVERJON Newt Editor November 2,1954 Published By The Upper Des Maine* Publishing Co., Algona, Iowa 36 Blocks New Paving In Fenfon Entire Town Included In Low Cost Plan Fenton, Iowa, on the western edge df'Kossuth county, was enjoying this week its newly completed 36 J>locks of paving—a little over three miles—all within the town's limits.' The Fenton paving project wa,s , one of the most ambitious* to be undertaken in this section of the state by any community during year, and probably' provided the answer to many a smaller community's street problems-^biturn- inous surfacing at low cost. Fenton, like most, towns, • had its main streets .hard_ surfaced with asphalt coating. Other streets required the usual grading and graveling nearly every year, and constant maintenance. In this case; Fenton's 1 main street also, needed something done, and, quick, this summer. Engineer Smith • Aids • The- town council went a step further ; than•' most civic groups, however. , They studied .several methods of* paving, and called in County Engineer H. M. Smith who told them about the asphaltic concrete being used for new county trunk highways. '. . Vfhy t couldn't ,the .same.jnethpd. be ';used :for; surfacing vthe rFqn-: ton streets? '.. After considerable discussion, the council decided to move ahead, and as a result Fenton today has a little over; three miles of new paving, arid at a : .ebst that will be no greater than the usual town levy: lor "streets. * • .; • * • ; •' On July <7f 1954| a contract was entered into between the Town of Fenton .and Everds Brothers of Estherville, for the work, at a contract, price of i$44,353.80.. ,A sale of bondsJwas; held to finance the project; an,d, the bond4'we£t • sold at a good interest rMte Sept. 28, 1954, in the principal amount of $45,000, to White-Phillips Co., Inc. ol Dave'nport. Interest rates on the bonds are 2'A% on bonds maturing Nov. 1, 1962 to Nov. 1, 1969. No Extra Taxes , < The best part 7 of ; the, whole thing is this"—No extra tax levy will be necessary to finance this improvement. The bonds will mature over a period of years in such a fashion that the regular street levy contained in the regular budget, plus the state gas tax refund, will pay off the bond issue and leave a little each year for other necessary work. With the type of pavement Fentbn Town Officials In these pictures are members of ine town council, ihe mayor and city clerk on whose shoulders rested the .responsibility for final decision in. the matter of new paving -for Fenton. 'Left to right above are Dale Weisbrod, Charlie Theesfield and Martin'Kantelman,; town council membe'rs. • ^ ' ' ' • ..•'•- '_**,_ • Pictured here, at left, Gus Krause, Mayor of Fenton,' 'and Ed Meyer, member of the town ;t , : ;r. Frank McFall Councilman Fenton' now has, however, '.the usual yearly costs of grading and graveling will be largely .eliminated, and with grfcvel, rapidly disappearing; in : this I'area, that- is Southing: to ^h'irjk .about, i i ;i '•T / t*haS F .OTe l h"B£itirnate'd that Fenton has an asphaltic concrete paving 'of three .inches thickness on ,;tpp of its 'b&se, -which if it were regular concrete of comparable thickness might cost between $160,000 and $180,000. Work began last August 1, and was completed just recently.' .CoUnty Engineer Smith worked in conjunction with the town council in writing the specifications, and John Carroll handled the legal aspects of the W9rk. Everds Brothers of Estherville, who also were contractors for 24 miles of asphaltic concrete paving in Kossuth county, were low bidders on the Fenton job, and believe that this type of paving The 'New Look' In Fen Ion jrnay be the answer to the needs pi-many, towns where full concrete, whicfc also means curb and gutter,: discouraging; in cost., -->• , ; Redirect; Drainage "•In•••• addition, to' the pawrigv'of the 36 blocks, there was regracl- ing done, redirecting of the water and drainage flow, and installation of culverts and tile, where necessary to successful completion of the job. Fenton citizens indeed are proud of their new streets-^-and have' a right to be. Fenton believes it has the finest complete paving of a whole town in the whole state at the moment. Gus Krause, may or'of Fenton, sums it up this way:-"We used to have a continuous expense for gravel and repair, and had nothing to show for it except a lot of dust. Now, without levying any more for streets than we usually have, we have the whole tpwn paved. Come and see us." How Fenton streets look from the ground, with the new asphaltic concrete reeentlv completed on '36 blocks in town, is shown here. The picture above gives you a look at Main Street, and- you'll- fcn4 naiy a ripple, dip or hole in the surfacing, a job of which the town Inecreew is a view of Main street looking south from the mjfin .business area, into the residential section, Note the fine surfacing and proper sloping of the street for drainage ; and run-off protection in rains, as well as the hroad expanse of; new paving,— (Photos by the Algona -Upper Des Homes). Paul Eigler Town Clerk Fenton Soldier Rests In .Japan HAKATA, JAPAN—Pvt. Richard J. Carney, son of Mr and Mrs Hugh Carney, Route 1, Fenton, Iowa, recently spent seven days in Japan on a rest and recuperation leave from the 7th Infantry Division. Available to Carney at Camp Hakata were recreational and sight-seeing facilities giving him a fascinating glimpse,of Oriental culture. A cook in Company M of the SlsPInfantry Regiment, he entered the Army in May 1953 and has been overseas since last Decenv ber. ADVERTISING ih the Algont Upper Des Moines readies more families in Kossuth county than any other publication, CONDENSED STATEMENT FIRST TRUST and SAVINGS BANK ARMSTRONG, IOWA OCTOBER 7, 1954 ASSETS— . Loans and Discounts $1.328.901.23 U. S. Bonds - — 648,200.00 Municipal Securities 23,449.38 Banking Premises and Equipment 6.092.62 Cash and Cash Balances 641,903.98 TOTAL ASSETS $2,648,547.21 LIABILITIES— Capital Stock $ 50,000.00 Surplus '. 75.000.00 Undivided Profits - —— - 115.263.39 Deposits — _.__„__ . 2,408,283.82 TOTAL LIABILITIES $2,648,547.21 J. WALLACE SMITH, Mgr.. Fenton Office, Fenton, Iowa of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. FENTON BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY GENERAL INSURANCE J. WALLACE SMITH Agent WEISBROD Implement Company JOHN DEtRE DEALER BU». Phon* 3 R»$. Phone 60 X HANT|UVIAN BUILDING SERVICE For Building - Remodeling PH9NJ 1?5 or 17 Dr. E. W. Ruske DENTIST Office Phone 79 Residence 25 Fenton, Iowa HANTELMAN'S OARAGE Auto & Tractor Repair* FENTON, IA, Good Food Good Coffee HOME CAFE Congratulations To The Town Of FENTON, IOWA . , - . thorough jobs of permanent 1954 stieet improvement in il 36 blocks of new Asphaltic Concrete gives Fenton paved streets for all and at a minimum cost. THAT IS A LITTLE OVER 3 MILES of bituminous surfacing of the finest type. Very few other towns or cities in this area can claim as nearly a complete paving program as has just' been accomplished by Fenton, Iowa. OUR FIRM IS PROUD to have handled the work for the Town of Fenton. FENTON'S STREETS have a four inch base consisting of 4,000 tons of stripping from county gravel pits. On this was put a seal or primer coat of asphaltic oil on the basis of .25 of a gallon to a square yard on the entire street to be surfaced. On top of that went THREE INCHES OF ASPHALTIC CONCRETE, or 9,000 tons. This ran 4Vz percent solid asphalt. ON TOP OF THAT was applied a sealcoat of asphctltic oil and crushed gravel. The asphaltic concrete was rolled and the crushed gravel was rolled into the sealcoat. LET YOUR WORK BY CONTRACT Contract Work To Good Specifications Pays Dividends THIS IS EXACTLY THE SAME type of construction that is giving the Kossuth County road system the finest roads in the state with the use of asphaltic concrete. During this year we have also been the contractors l»y virtue of being the low bidders, for 24 miles of Kossuth County roads. The LuVerne-Sexton county road; the six miles east and west of St. Benedict; and the five miles north of lone Rock are all hard-surfaced in a similar fashion, except for the base portion of the road which In tfye county's case had to be somewhat heavier. t THERE IS SOMETHING NEW IN ROAD BUILDING, and less expensive than you'd expect. We welcome a chance to talk over street or rpqd problems with any town or city. EVERDS BROS. , IOWA ^ Members of Associated General Contractors

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