The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 7, 1956 · Page 26
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 7, 1956
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-•i"M Report of Progress : ^i •• ~»'^^.^g^ : t :. *s ;-•,- J-&f4jiM,^/fet;;',f,.}4 At h -,m ,ra- i-,-,„-.-„ r - n&Sffi^frl^t^'fc Atgona K^w^lSiSM 1 -^* ^LA^iia^j.iifcs'^.jlr^ij.s-^j.:.^, ' -. hicle under control, passing at intersection, rfeckless driving, failure to yield right-of-way, leaving the scene of accident, illegal turn, drinking on highway, improper equipment, improper registration, overload, Vagrancy; ' disorderly conduct, disturbing the, peace and defrauding an tarn keeper were other violations list- tct.tUiring the period. . • - Officers investigated a total of 123 accidents in the city. Estimated damage to, autos was $27,284, property damage was $1,095 and 22 persons were injured, although there were no fatalities. Policemen on the parking me-ter beat issued 7,843 , overtime parking tickets and revenue" paid in to the city coffers by violators totaled $2,092.55 for parking violations. The biggest piece of equipment in ihe Algona fire station is the pumper shown above, which was purchased in 1953. The local department, has 18 volunteer firemen on its roster, and the fire chief is Ira Kohl. The red. trucks answered 64 fire calls during 1955, including 38 within the city limits and 26 in the rural area. Blazes were battled in four business places, the most serious being the fire which destroyed Hood's Super Valu and Finn's Bakery, Jan. 31. Farm fires Were numerous and several serious during the "period. 3H Fire Calls In City With 26 Rural Area -,\ 9 f Algona'a, fire whistle sounded *B4 times, during J955, according to. Fire Chief Ira Kohl, who released figures on- the department's record Saturday. The red trucks answered 38 calls within the city limits and 26 in-the rural area surrounding Polic& Travel 24,000 Miles During 1955 In.Payments On Wool, Lambs . Incentive Payments . For Unshorn JLambs Effective April 1 A change will be made in ihe ...,,„..„. .,.„,.,„.. HV ,^ C iultc Method of making wool incen- was kept busy investigating ac- tlve payments for lambs market- cidents, break-ins, issuing park- ed with the wool on in the 1956 Algona's six-man police force ing tickets and during 1955. making "arrests w ° o1 marketing year which starts April 1, it was reported this t jj e week, by Virgil L. Rchlf, man- the The change will ; not,affect payments to be made for the current or .. ... . year, 000 miles were rung up on speedometer of the police car \-y officers on patrol within the marketing year which ends confines of the city limits. March 31, he. said. Al Boekelman was named to the town. Of the"caUsTnTne'ci'ty" ^ he c £ ief of .P° lic .e post foUowr coming marketing four -involved .business -places! . Under the new method for 'the year, each .Major conflagratibh"occurVd, in January when Hood's Super Valu . . the resignation of .Albert producer who sells unshorn 'YPsnaar, who remained on the lambs will be eligible for a pay- a nd °ne Policeman, Lqo ment, provided he has owned grocery store and Finn's Bakery „"" y !> u d ,S u ? de ,? 1 y'. J ust as them for £0 days or more. Pay- went up in smoke. Others were\, , lcer Abner.^Egh did the year ments .to each producer will be ' " made on the weight or weight went up in smoke. Others were\, , lcer at the Johnson House, Pete's e 4i?f e ' Standard Service Station and the bituminous plant. There were 16 residence fire calls, including one Dec. 16 which destroyed the home of Mr and Mrs Levi Hendren, five car and truck blazes and the balance included grass fires. R no v»i preSen w S - l l ^Pl 1 ?^.^ increase of the animals that oc- Boekelman, _Weishaar, _ Richard curs during his ownership. This, fcrme Hutch-, is in con t ra st to the method for ; the current program of making we're made on a variety of p ^ yment ? on - ly ° n animals ions. Stop signs and school .,.„ „„ „ .. . flasher violaters headed, the list ,. ln 5 n "J 611 ? 01 * ------ livestock marketing will relieve where the barn, corn crib and ? r ' s , S 0 '^ t- several small buildings were de- to:aled 33 Intoxication arrests tpr, which is required under the 12 persons operat- current method stroyed; the Gilbert Harcreaves i" 3 a motor vehicle without a Tha -original purchaser of farm where a barn and large corn licens3 wer = arrested. Loud muf- lambs, under the new method, crib went up in blazes; the Chris " crs ' OMyi, failure to have vc- v.-i'l be eligib'e for a payment Jensen farm, larg^e corn crib- Sam Mogler farm near Whittemore, large barn; and Hagna Ranch near LuVerne, large barn and machine shed. Algona has 18 volunteer firemen, and on the average 15 men sinswer to%vn calls. Two trucks go out on these calls, carryin" 550 gallons of water, 2,000 fset of hose, ladders and other necessary equipment. Two trucks, and not more than six men answer calls in the country. One truck, carrying 300 gallons of water, and the old fire true!;, carrying 750 gallons, ar,; taken to rural fires, lepvinc a comoleTient of men, necessary equipment and the big truck for any emergency in town. A numbering system, to be used for more prompt location of farms, is being investigated. Ihere has been difficulty at times finding the exact location of fires in the rural area, and some sort of system is deemed necessary lor uuuie ust to speed up the department's action. There is a distinct possibility a new truck may be purchased to allow the fire department to haul a larger supply of water to farm fires. The truck used at present for this purpose is 18 years old and carries 750 gallons. Before any such purchase could be made, an election must be held in each township to make way tor the tax levy necessary. According to Kohl, the levy would be very reasonable, considering the amount of protection offered. Beef Producers To Tour, Feb. 3 The Kossuth County Beof Prp- duc-cr's Association is planning a tour Friday, February 3. according to Dean Barnes, county \-x- tension director. The tour will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the Frank Rotterman farm, four miles north and one-half mile west of Lakota. Various different cattle feeding programs will be visited, as wejl as a hay dryer self-feeder. The hay dryer self-feede;- is a newly designed structure and Gene Shove, agriculture engineer from Iowa Stale College, who is working on this project, will be present to discuss it. The beef producer's association directors who plan various banquets, tours, etc., to help the beef farmers of Kossuth County keep up on new developments are — Wm. R. Phelps, Eagle; Win. Elmers, Seneca; R. VV. Chris- lunson, Fenton; Wallace Reynolds, Grant: Ernest Heidecker, Lincoln; Don Warmbier, Lu- Verne; R. L. Krantz. Buffalo and Gannon .Adams, Whittemore. These *Jnen have made every effort to plan a successful toui and thev urfie all KossutL beef g to attend. From Blueprint To The Final Finishing Touch We take pride in offering a complete planning and building service at Wegner Conslruction Co. ... a service which has as its recommendation the completion of many of the most distinctive homes in this area. We take pride, too, in the fact that a "Wegner-buill" home is sound and modern in every detail. » Our complete building and remodeling service is at your beck and call . . . we are here to give you helpful information in the planning phase, and io render you estimates on any job you contemplate. Our future lies in the future of our community . . . we pledge our efforts to aiding the growth of our community . . . and to lending our part in its future development. New Homes Remodeling Ready-Made Steps Septic Tanks Wegner CONSTRUCTION CO. Telephone 486 1014 North Main Algona, Iowa ' DctScQ (j>«* , tiicr .LIU* ..• j* vu ', yvciKit IT JUA ,the-animals ,at: the tin16*he,'seils them. - ; Eftcfti subse(iueiiit; •'' "'" wlu . D( •' -- - M^;,ph^ ptodudecT __„____ Ih, ol;—..-*,.•!>•»•«•<»•:»• before April -J-g lOSfyyjhd nta'tket* £&' lateff ijayto#Hf>wWBe#MaW on the full weight at the time of salev This IS; fle^iMtt$d'to -protect feeder*^ and''"" ""' thei animals baf 6its ApHl 1 6ft the basis of this year's prbgram. ' ,'.'- Ownership of 30 : - days or. more Will continue' to be an. eligibility, requirement. , The •' ; method ,of determining lamb payments will not be changed, i The rate Will b.e .based on .the incentive "pay-, rhent for shbr'n wddl--converted to a flat rate per hundred pounds' of live weight of animals markets ed. Art , add!ttgftal jfequlr emeh t for,'ty dBteh|.'uftai'keting' 'yea* ijt-ftvide'S thfit; Ipa^me-nts ,w{U v .be iriaHe onlj^on^tirtshorri lambs., • tMder the "new method, ieflelv applicant t ,.will "J&, ': ^ecfuired^ to mak6 an •dccouhtihg ,'ol, the n'um> bef of head.'and pounds of ahi- maJs purchased and mild, and Jrijs payment^will- be' made on "the pounds gained while "He owrtetf them. Payments •« to producers who buy unshorn lambs' ana* late* shear them will be Subject to a? downward adjustment in any* shorn wool -incentive pay- first - Went applied for, , *"-~ , ,fhe 'neW metnod is intended Jfe;:ehc6tlrage 'the normal prad.. *flde' of rriarketlng' lambs With the wool on and to assure original producers of lambs getting their full share of the incentive pay* ut 'Gbunty ASC offices have liden , : adVised- that they will receive .complete information oh the new "method of wool Incentive ""*•merits on; lambs Before , SHEET S, column,* , bdbkr and /bads, .general bookkeeping «ubplies; Many forms carried in stocky ttn.4 ctuiek service on those v/u May,not Mye. Upper Des Moiries, In the NEW, iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiffliiniiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiil iiiiiiininiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii! Fi ; rst,;Year of Service GAS -. - vX- '. ,- ' . " •* • , ',".'. " • Greatest Gfff Modern Living TO ALG0NA FEET OF GAS Enough Gas to Heeif The Average 6-Room Houselor3,000Years! * Pcllowing the first full year of Natural Gas service to AJgona, we,hava compiled a seT of Interesting statistics, as follows':' . ; " '•>'•> • 67% of the Homes and Business Structures in Algona Are Now Using Natural Gas. o 46 M'les of Pine Have Been Laid Within The City to Bring Gas to Our Algona Users. • 10 REASONS Why Natural Gas Is Your Best Buy in Fuel . • Cleanest Heat in the Hous? • Fastest Fuel for All Appliances • Most .Dependable Fuel You Can Use • Most Economical Fuel You Can Buy • Most Automatic Fuel Vou Can Use 9 Gas Is Completely Silent — Always 9 Gas Is the Most Faithful of All Fuels 0 Gas is Pure — No Gunr-Forming ' •''Gas Is the Most Work-Free of All Fuels • Gas Is Always Available — You'll Never Be Short Our,Present Gas Users Comprise the Following: RESIDENTIAL (Non-Heating 350 RESIDENTIAL (Heating 637 COMMERCIAL (Non-Heating) 13 COMMERCIAL (Heating) _*_ 137 Total .H47 • Average Cost for Heating a Home in Algona with Natural Gas for the Year 1955,was $120.47. • Average Cost for Those Customers Using Gas for Other Than Heating , During 1955 was $3.04 Per Month (Cooking & Water Heating). The facts and figg/es above give in a nut-shell the progress of Natural Gat In its first full year of use in Algona, and indicate the ready acceptance this modern fuel has received in this community. We are confident in the anticipation pf adding many new Gas users th.s year, and believe the potential number of Gas users hero |, approximately 1,700. The Algona system is designed to grow with the community, and we wn efficiently and at low cost bring this modern fuel to any ana all, who .desire it. r North Central Public Service Co. - your Gas company - takes pleasure in giving you these fact, on Natural Gas usage here, and we f make special note 9 f the splendid cooperation given us by the people and bysiness firms of Algona, in the post two years. -We loek forward to long years of service in the future - an'd to Natural Gas fpr a growing and expanding community North Central Public Service

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