The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 19, 1966 · Page 4
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 4

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 19, 1966
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Council Studies New Parking Lot Cable T-V And Special Census Get Attention L»ca] teletlsioii cam? up for considerable discussion at the regular meeting of the Alpma citj council Wednesday evening. Witt tne largs number of television antennaeB knocked down in the seven ice and snow storm several weeks ago, & number of persons have talked with council members as to the feasibJlits of cable TV or SPATE in Algnna. The latter IB arelaytransmlttor. Also discussed was CATT (Citizen' E Antonm TV). No action taken, with further investi- on the lav, cost, and other ^ imminent. Discussed TpUt no actioE taken, was the proposed purchase o! fee Masonic Temple, witt •&» idea of establishing another citypari;- in£ lot. SIZE rf the lot -would be appnjsimaiBl? 11, HDD SQ. ii. It was pointed oicthaitharEraaD! towii IE iial serricec by £ parking lot. The , local Masonit Looge has beet gmigjctarp^ purchase of the olc Postofficfc buudinc as a new Temple., after modifier ans. Also discussed was fee tafcinr of another census. In I960, the official figure was a total — 5,702 residents, and it was generally felt mat there has been an increase ID the population. Several neighboring cities, including Ft. Dodge, Mason City, and Bumboldt have taken an independent census recently, each showing an increase. Funds available to Algous, from the road-UK tax and. liquor stores profits are based on the 19SD figure, amounting to about $9 Iranj the iormer and $1 from the latter income. Algona would thus realize about $10 for each person over the 1E*S[) census figure.. Tiie roao-use tzir is paid monthly, the liquor store surplus in Jan- uarv and June. Ii is estimated thai an independent census would cost Al- goim between SIS, OOP and KIT;, ODD. Mayor William J. Finn, who was authorized by the council to attend the Kortbwest IDTO Mayor's Association meeting Thursday ai Storm Lake, was asked to bring farther information irom feat meeting. 3e is president oj the organization, which was to discuss fee census ThursciE.v. Mayor Finn was accompanied by City Clerk David Smith. Members oi fee lows Development Commission participated in fee program at fee Storm Lake meeting. Council delayed action on fee census until its next meeting, when members would have fee benefit of fee mayor's information. Specifications for a new truck lor fee streets department were examined and approved, David Smith was authorized to attend a state meeting of finance officers in Des M nines. Richard Groan, of police, was authorized to attend fi pacing Tltpter school at Coimefl Shifts, April 27,86 and 2B. Discussed was group insurance ior some of fee city employees, ioUowiag fee reading of a letter by David gmifr pertaining to fee subject. The .matter was referred to fee mayor. A letter from lloyd Grey, manager of fee Algone Theatre,, was read, 1 pertained to license ifcfcs ior piactJS of entertainment ir fee eirv. Support '66 Beans, '2.50; Oats Support 60 C Bushel , (la.) t»pf*f Dw Mo$n« Ttmdoy, April 19, 1966 PORTLAND By Mrs. Victor Fitch Prices for fee 1966 crop of soybeans will be supported at £ national average of $£.50 per bushel, according to Richard 1 Anderson, Chairman, Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Count} Committee. This compares with the support of S2..25 per bushel which has been in effect ior soybean production since 19ft. The Chairman explained that fee average price received by tanners tram fee 19E5 crop is expected to be about S2.60 per bushel. However, the increased minimum level ol support ior 19BB-crop soybeans will protect farmers ag»'"pt any unwarranted price declines at harvesting time when marketingE are usually the heaviest and prices lower. At fee same time, it will encourage farmers to expand plantings to provide a stgtflp supply of soybeans. Growers are urged to consider carefully the desirability of shifting corn acreage to soybeans as a crop is in much demand and for which production increases are vital if needs are to be met. Feed grain supplies, on fee other hand, are more than adequate to meet needs. Soybeans offer farmers a good cash alternative to corn; they have been the top individual crop dollar earner among H S. agricultural exports ior four consecutive years and have been pushing higher each season. The soybean crop now ranks fourth in total value of production among fee principal crops produced in fee United States. They are an important cash crop in 3D states. Preliminary estimates place fee farm value of fee 1965 crop at nearly $2 billion, The price-support rate for 18G&-erqp oats inKossutb County will be .60 cents per busheL This is fee same as fee 196:>crop level. County support rates are established on fee basis of Grade Wo. 3 oats. Participation in fee 1966 feed grain program is not a condition of eligibility ior price support on oats. Over 1 2 Million In County Paid In Assistance R. E. Berkiand, representatix'e of fee State Department of Social Welfare, has completed an ex- joninaiion of fee financial records and related collateral data of feeiiossufeCounti-Deparnnem of Social "Welfare. This examination was made to determine feat £H fiscal transactions had been accounted ior in a manner as prescribed bj law. The examination ewers the period ApriJ 1964, through Nor. 19, 1965. Total advancements' of assistance funds to fee account of individual recipients in the payment of i»nefitf through the administration of the Old Age Assistance, Aid to w^nri, Aid to Disabled and Aid to Dependent Children programs resulted in a total amount .of $59£,44D.6Q. Of this amount $543,839.35 was met through fee availablLitr oi TnBtffojTjg funds from fee Bureau of Family Sendees of fee Department of Bealth, Emieaiicni and Welfare and from apprapri&- tious of the Slate Legislature resulting in £ charge of $46,601.25 as fee share assumed by Kossuth County. Reimbursements and recorer- ies applicable to Kossuth Count}' as received during the period covered by our examination was in the amount of (33,039.36. Of this amount, $16,184.08 was accepted or obtained by employees of the Kossutb County Department of Social Welfare, and the proportionate share of reimbursements and recoveries ID the Aid to Blind, Aid to Disabled and Aid to Dependent Children programs was credited to Kossuth County. Easter afternoon and supper guests in the Martin Becker borne were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Becker and family, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Becker, Mr. and Mrs. George Becker and family, Mr. and Mrs. Thees Schnakenberg and family, Mr. and Mrs, Roscoe Mawdsley and family, Mrs. Ethel Haloes and Daryl and Ron Trauger of La Verne. Mr. and Mrs. John Smidt entertained at a birthday party Saturday evening in honor of their little son's second birthday. Those attonfl^ the party were Mr. and Mrs. Goodwin Bergend and family, Britt, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Hilleaga and family of Wesley, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Haugland and family of Woden, Warren Smidt and Riyllis Brook of Britt. Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Meister and Bill spent Easter at Templeton in the borne of Mrs. Meister 1 E parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. V.Cor. Mrs. Dennis Meister and baby are staying in the Bernard Meister borne. Visitors last week were Vivian Dutton, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Kissner of Burt, Mrs. Marvin Marlow, Mrs. William Gilford and Mrs. P. W. Marlow. 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