The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 31, 1967 · Page 16
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 31, 1967
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don smith BILL Ludwig, foreman at the city light plant here and well- known bike repairman, was slated to go to Mason City where corrective foot surgery was to be done some time ago. The surgery had to be delayed for a while, however, because Bill wound up with the mumps and was not in very good shape for a couple of weeks. Probably picked them up from some kid who had a bike fixed! KEEP them cards and letters coming, folks - 1 really appreciate them. And thanks to the kind, little old lady at Renwick who sent me the nice feather duster. It sure doas come in handy around the attic. MRS. Lloyd Keith (the former Evelyn Van Allen), who has been living at Burbank, Cal. and reportedly is an avid reader of this column, spent Christmas here with her mother, Mrs. Nellie Van Allen, and other members of the Van Allen clan. There's nothing so strange about a person spending Christmas with their family here - bat in Evelyn's case at least the visit was different. It was her first Christinas in the old home town in 30 years. DID you hear about the stunning youn? stenographer who left her coat in the office and took her boss to the cleaners? WILT Chamberlain, who to us is not too interesting to watch in a basketball game, smashed a record last week - and the new mark may stand for some time. All he did was manage to hit 32 field goals in a row, WITHOUT A MISS, over a three or four game stretch. He held the old mark of 19, also. HOW about that fellow in Buffalo, N.Y. who wanted to buy a stamp from a vending machine in a newly-automated post office at a shopping plaza. He put a quarter in the machine, pressed the proper button - and nothing happened. He pressed the button again - and something really happened! Stamps started pouring out - in fact, when they stopped coming, he and his wife counted . 2,760 stamps, worth $690. Not only that, but when he called postal officials, he reportedly got a frigid reception but the post office finally agreed to pick up the stamps at the man's home. A lot of people wouldn't have called the post office in the first place. Would you? "MOTHER, do you think it's possible for a man to be married to the same woman for 50 years?" "No, dear, after 25 years, she is not the same woman." NOTED with interest the other day a story about a Representative in a nearby state who failed to file tax reports for a couple of years on a total of $51,203 In- come. As a result, he was fined $3,035, which he paid at once. We've seen other similar matters in the dailies in recent years where the federal government made settlements with persons who owed on back taxes for far below the amount due. You know what would happen to Mr. Average if he did it? He'd have a hardly-furnished room at Leavenworth. Money talks. RECENTLY, a Republican Representative from a neighboring state made a statement that, while not supposed to make one laugh, certainly gave us a chuckle. He said, "The federal budget is such a maze of conflicting and uncoordinated items that the taxpayer today is thoroughly confused as to the manner in which his money is being spent." How 'about that. TWO pretty big men in the sports world died recently Goose Tatum, 45, and Barney Ross, 57. TATUM was the original Clown Price of basketball during his many years with the Harlem Globe Trotter sand Harlem Road- kings, and I'm sure anyone in the proper age group (and a basket- ball fan) immediately remembed his antics. He was great and predecessor of the current Mtadow- lark Lemon with the Trotters. Tatum died suddenly at El Paso, Tex. and was buried with full military honors, the result of three years in the Air Corps during World War H. — ?— ROSS, famous as one of the greatest boxers of all-time, was better known in recent years for his victory over narcotics, to which he became addicted as a result of malaria while with the Marines in the Southwest Pacific fighting. He fought his way up from the slums of New York and Chicago and supported a fatherless family (his dad was shot and killed by two gun-happy kids) with his ring winnings. He was World Champion in the lightweight, junior welterweight and welterweight divisions before leaving the ring. He died of cancer at Chicago. During World War n, he was called "a hell-of-a-good Marine" by his captain. IRATE golfer: "You must be the world's worst caddie?" Caddie: "Hardly. That would be too much of a coincidence." A CLASSIFIED AD WILL GET FAST RESULTS Tuesday, Jan. 31, 1967 Alflona (la.) Upper Des Mo!nM-3 FINANCIAL REPORT OF THE CITY OF ALGONA, IOWA JANUARY 1. 1966 THROUGH DECEMBER 31. 1966 Actual Assessed Class of Property Value Value 1. Monies and Credits — 2,778.615 2. Real Property: General 9,428.191 Agricultural . 43.863 3. Personal Property _. 1,871,667 4. Railroad Property 58,910 5. Telephone. Telegraph nnd Express Companies .. 121,768 6. Utilities. Including Transmission Lines and Pipelines 201.857 TOTAL, 11,816.256 5.656.915 26.318 1,123.000 .15,346 73.061 175.114 7.089.754 Total Amount of Levies asked in August. 1065 $218,290 Number of Acres of Agricultural Lands Within Municipal Corporation 28825 Assessed Valuation of Agricultural Lands Within Corporate Limits Subject to Tax $26.318 Millage Amount Assessed on Agricultural Land (Sec. 404.15) 55.016 Mills Total Dollar Amount Assessed on All Agricultural Lands Computed using Millage Rate shown above $1,448 CERTIFICATION OF COUNTY AUDITOR — (s) Marc Moore JM. MUNICIPAL RECEIPTS Tax Revenue Fund From County General 7.543.60 Street 21.649.79 Public Safety 68.824.40 Sanitation 10,355.58 Municipal Enterprises (Except Utilities) 31,350.00 Recreation 32,364.89 Debt Service (Except Utilities) 40.744.50 Trust and Agency (Except Utilities) 700.06 Road Use Tax Parking Meters Sewer Rental Street Lighting Other State-Fed. Transfers Receipts Receipts In Total 21.020.90 8238.17 36.802.67 784.05 29.96426 52.39820 4.24921 2.000.00 75,073.61 2.834.92 22,19050 6.852.09 6,559.54 400.00 38202.09 39.324.43 40.74450 498.75 1,19821 639.45 54,705.76 5524521 14,56058 1456058 33229.78 33229.78 13.574.02 13574.02 TOTAL RECEIPTS 222532.82 91.22927 65,343.93 43.53828 422.644.40 MUNICIPAL DISBURSEMENTS Salaries Capital Fund & Wages Outlay General 15,64022 12.95 Street 36.026.39 7,35726 Public Safety 52,806.63 8,640.49 Sanitation 4.494.37 11,939.09 Municipal Enterprises (Except Utilities) 13,774.00 993.10 Recreation 12,385.13 4,386.76 Debt Service (Except Utilities) _ Trust and Agency (Except Utilities) Road Use Tax 5,444.81 Parking Meters 9,705.31 2,088.00 Sewer Rental 11,199.84 34625 Street Lighting Principal Other & Interest 12.700.4& 25,570.31 12.280.92 5.643.12 15,11023 6,030.68 Total 28,353.66 68,953.96 73.728.04 22.07658 29.87723 22,80257 50,502.00 50,502.00 900.00 900.00 44,546.88 49,991.69 3263.60 15.056.91 3.414.53 12,383.50 27,344.12 13,574.02 13,574.02 Total Disbursements 156,031.89 41208.71 143,034.78 62,885.50 403,160.88 RECONCILIATION OF MUNICIPAL FUND TRANSACTIONS (Does Not Include Utilities) Warrant Issuing Officer's Bpok Balance. January 1, 1966 $20129384 Plus: Receipts for year ending December 31, 1966 422.64440 Total to account for 62393824 Less: Disbursements for year ending December 31, 1966 . . 403,16088 Warrant Issuing Officer's Book Balance December 31, 1966 Plus: Warrants Outstanding at December 31, 1966 12,782.42 Less: Petty cash and change funds, and cash on hand at December 31, 1966 5000 Less: Investments Held at December 31. 1966 17605000 Depository Cash Balance, December 31. 1966 $ 57,459/ja REPORT OF MUNIIPAL INDEBTEDNESS (Utilities Excluded) Bonds: Indebtedness At Jan. 1, 1966 General $326,000 Revenue 102,000 Redeemed Indebtedness Total $428.000 During Year 41,000 10.000 51,000 At Dec. 31. 1966 285.000 92.000 377,000 MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF GENERAL OBLIGATION DEBT WHICH MUNICIPALITY COULD LEGALLY HAVE IN FORCE IN 1H« Actual Value of Property ascertained by County Tax Lists at January 1. 1866 $12209257 Maximum Percent allowed by Law (Section 4072) " 5% Total Maximum General Obligation Bonds, Stamped Warrants and oilier General Debt, which could be in Zpice during year -$ 6J0.462 Ex-Wesley Lady Succumbs WESLEY - Eisenbacher relatives received word of the death, Jan. 16, of Jake Strouth, 55, of Wilmont, Minn. He died of cancer In the Veterans hospital, Sioux Falls, S. D. Mrs. Strouth is the former Thekla Elsenbacher, who sur-. vires as do their two daughters and twin sons, all adopted. Mr. Strouth is also survived by four brothers and three sisters. Relatives from here planned, Friday, to attend the funeral Saturday at 11 a. m. at the Catholic church in Wilmont. Lone Rocki The Lone Rock Presbyterian church installed new officers Sunday, Jan. 22. Being ordained to the office of ruling elder is Jerry Wlbben. On the session of the Lone Rock Church he replaces Robert Fortney, whose term expired. Being installed as trustees were Kenneth Jones and Bob Marlow who replaced Dale Wegener and Jerry Wibben, whose terms expired. The regular meeting of North Central Presbytery at Algona, beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday, will be attended by Rev. Albert Bullock and elder Claire Bollinger. 6 fo*t ytetd, fie* aenef Glacier Alfalfa averaged 20# protein "I cut Glacier every 28 days for high protein and low fiber. 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