The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 26, 1966 · Page 15
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 15

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, July 26, 1966
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Algona City Budget Has Proposed Boost, $87,000 A preliminary proposed budget for the city of Algona during the year 1967 was discussed during a special meeting of the city council Wednesday night. If it is passed as proposed following an open hearing Wednesday night, August 10, each taxpayer's share of the $245,407 tax load for that year will be increased 3.21 mills. Total millage proposed for 1967 is 35.01-and during the current year it is 31.80. And last year, $218,290 in taxes from local property owners was required. Expenditures for 1967 are expected to total $565,824 for the city of Algona and $1,007,000 for Algona Municipal Utilities - or $1,572,824 to run the combined agencies. Requirements this year are $1,391,031, so the over-all increase is $181,793. The millage rate for 1967 will remain well within the legal limit. Broken down by funds, increased tax needs are found in the street, municipal enterprise, recreation and debt service categories. Street department askings are up $21,000; municipal enterprise about $3,000, recreation about $7,000 and debt service about $9,000. Lower needs are noted in the general fund, $4,000; public safety, about $2,000; sanitation, $6,200; while trust and agency remains the same. Increases are due by fund to the following reasons: street a $20,000 carry-over in funds from 1965 made 1966 askings less and there's only $1,000 to be carried over to '67; and expected $5,000 expenditure for a new hangar at the airport will up the municipal enterprise total; while the second phase of the improvement plan at the old Athletic Park raises the recreation bill; and a $7,505 bill for bonds increases the debt service total. The slight decrease in public safety is a$7,000 drop in the needs of the fire department. The $95,000 jump in Municipal Utilities budget proposals is due to funds necessary to complete a project which will further improve electrical service in the city. Total increase for the city budget is about $87,000 and it was pointed out by City Clerk Dave Smith after the meeting that it is possible $37,989 of the amount being spent at the old Athletic Park can be redeemed in the form of a federal grant. If the grant is not obtained, it is expected a portion of the project will not be completed as planned. Here is the complete rundown on expenditures (in taxes) during 1965 and 1966, with the proposal for 1967: FUND General Street Public Safety Sanitation Municipal Ent. Recreation Debt Serv. Trust & Agency Totals Millage 1965 $ 6,500 21,425 71,054 18,000 29,985 15,210 44,001 72? 206,900 30.774 1966 $ 6,000 21,000 68,745 17,800 31,350 31,995 40,700 700 218,290 31.80 1967 $ 2,000 42,000 66,950 11,600 34,090 38,567 49,500 700 245,407 35.01 ' Seven Youths Face Charges Of Arson Here Seven Kossuth county youths, four 18 and over and three juveniles, were apprehended and charged with arson in Mayor Bill Finn's court here this week after investigation of a pair of fires on a vacated farm owned by Victor Fitch, located eight miles southeast of Bancroft in Portland township, during the past month. The four non-juveniles are Glen Menke, 18, Bancroft; Phillip Menke, 18, Swea City; Stephen Schiltz, 20, Bancroft; and Joseph DeGeeter, 19, Bancroft. The juveniles, according to Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, are 15, 16 and 17 years of age. Fires on the farm occurred June 19 when a garage burned down and July 18 when a previously-fire damaged house was destroyed. Both fires were discovered about 9 p.m. and the State Fire Marshal's office was called each time to investigate with officers from the sheriffs office here. Alter the house was burned to the ground, the Bureau of Criminal Investigation was also called in to help with the investigation. Actually, a lead from the sheriffs office led to apprehension of the youths. The clue was discovered after the garage burned down and was responsible for the arrests. The house on the vacated farm was formerly occupied by the Glen Parcel family and several fires had occurred there earlier. There was no electricity to the place, so cause of the fire remained- a mystery until the most recent investigation. According to information obtained in statements from the youths, an 18 and 19 year old and two juveniles were alledgedly at the scene when the garage was touched off with a burning rag and three of the 18-and- over and two juveniles were present when the house was set on fire. The youths could give no reason for burning the buildings. The four 18-and-over youths were bound over to district court after waiving preliminary hearing in Mayor Finn's court, with bound set at $1,000 each and the juveniles were remanded to juvenile court actions. The fire at the house was set. according to the youths, by tearing up an old chair inside and touching it afire. The house had not been occupied since the Parcel family moved out after the last of the earlier fires. According to officials, there was no insurance on the buildings. Information obtained by authorities indicated two of the youths were at the scene when both fires were set off, Arson is a criminal offense in the state of of Iowa. The charges here are the first for that act filed for some years. REASONABLE PRICES, good •ervice, and quality printing are trademarks, of The Upper Dei Moinei Pub. Co. In Algona. 2-Day Junior Fair On, Swea City This Week Swea City's annual Junior Fair and Field Day will be held this week, Tuesday and Wednesday, July 26 and 27. The two day program follows: TUESDAY: 9:00 a. m. - Flower, garden and hobby show begins at Legion hall. 9:00 a. m. - 4-H and FFA livestock judging begins at Mino building. 4-H and FFA livestock on display all day. 9:00 a. m. - Midway opens on Main street. 2:00 p. m. - Tractor pulling contest begins at football field. 3:00 p. m. - Cub Scout Pinewood Derby in front of lumber yard. WEDNESDAY: 10:30 a. m. - Queen judging begins at gym. Open to public. 2:30 p. m. - Huge parade begins at school. 4:00 p. m; - Miss Iowa and Miss Swea City on Main street to visit. 4:30 p. m. - Queens interviewed at park band shell. 5 to 6 p. m. - Supper hour. Church stands serving complete meals. 6:45 p. m. - Field gates open for evening coronation performance. 7:30 p. m. - Coronation begins on the Athletic Field. Sponsored by the Swea City Commercial Club, the event will be climaxed with the giving away of four big prizes, Wednesday evening, after coronation of the Queen, on Main St. Car Flips A car driven by Albert R. Butterfield, 18, Livermdre, rolled over in a ditch a half- mile south of Irvington on a county gravel road at 1:45 p. m. Thursday. Damage to the auto was estimated at $100. The vehicle was headed south, hit loose gravel and went out of control, slamming into the west ditch. Algona, (la.) Uppftr DM Molnw Tuesday, July 26, 1966 ^ LL ^ - ._,-.- -.-_- _ niMaiairii^a ^ Youth Hurt In Motorbike Mishap Here Monday AM David Berendes, 18, Algona, sustained abrasions, bruises and an ankle injury when the motorbike he was riding collided with an auto driven by Vernice M. Samp, 39, Algona, at the intersection of Jones and Call streets here at 7:55 a. m. Monday. The photo above shows Berendes being wheeled to McCullough's ambulance which took him to St. Ann hospital for treatment after the crash. The motorbike was headed north and the auto south at the time of the mishap. According to police who investigated, the Berendes machine went out of control, striking the Samp auto in the left front wheel. The motorbike bounded 20 feet after impact. There was an estimated $200 damage to the motorbike and $30 damage to the tire of the auto. Berendes was charged with failing to have control. Sunday, a motorbike being ridden by Timothy L. Claude, 19, Algona, slammed into a tree in a grove on the Glen Gabrielson farm near Sexton, resulting in an estimated $250 dam age to the machine. According to police, the rider was not injured. (UDM Polaroid Photo) northeast of Cylinder and was dead on arrival at Palo Alto hospital in Emmetsburg. Mr. Cody was born on a farm at Cylinder and was a lifelong resident there. He attended the Palo Alto County schools and was married in 1927 to the former. Ida Berkland. He is survived by his widow, Ida; five children, Kenneth of Cylinder, Mrs. Dean Lufkin of Phoenix, Ariz, Mrs. James Christensen of Atlantic, Mrs. Ronald Jurgens of Burt, and Arnold of Phoenix, Ariz.; and one brother, Melvin. Arthur B. Cody Of Cylinder Dies At 64 Funeral services for Arthur B. Cody, 64, lifelong resident of Cylinder, were held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran church at Depew Mr. Cody suffered a heart attack Friday at his farm home NOW AIR CONDITIONED CHARGE IT £V" ANNUAL Reduced for a limited timel RENNETS FAMOUS SHEETS IN WHITE AND FASHION COLORS! 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