Raymond Balgeman, son of Frank Balgeman, killed, 1934
RICEVILLE MAN ESCAPES FROM FLAMING AUTO Bntt Woman in Local Hospital Following Car Crash. ALGONA, June 29—Two youth were killed early Friday rooming when the cars m which they wer tiding crashed headon at a concret bridge 2% miles west of Algona The victims were John Batt, 19, son ot Mr. and Mrs John Batt, who live 6 miles southwest of Algona, anc Raymond Balgeman, 16, Whitte more, son of;County Supervisor and Mts Frank J Balgeman The only other person Involved Veine Batt, was injured in the acci dent. He was thrown about 25 fee when the cars struck. After he hoc recovered from shock, he started out to find help Officers Arc Notified. At the first farm wheie ho stopped, no telephone was available and he went to the Andiew Leh man farm home. Leon Meritt, Algona undertaker, Dr R A Evans coroner from Algona, and Deputy Sheriff Casey Loss were notified Deputy Loss stated the cause of the accident, which occurred be tween 12 30 and lam, had not been determined The concrete bridge, which is the first concrete bridge west of the Hobarton corner is narrow and he said the drivers might have beet\ blinded by the lights from the other's car. Batt was driving a Chevrolet :oach He and his brother were going to their home from Algona Balgeman was driving a Model A Ford coupe His father had just returned to Algona from a state officers' meeting at Des Moines and had called home for his son to come and get him at the station. Autos Badly Damaged. Balgeman was killed instantly Batt lived for about 20 minutes after the accident. The Batt auto was demolished and the Balgeman auto was damaged almost beyond repair The body of Batt. was taken to the Merritt funeral home and the body of Balgeman is in the L. W. Swanson funeral home at Whittemore. Funeral services for Balgeman will be held Sunday afternoon. Balgeman leaves four brothers and four sisters. The Balgemans live six miles east of Whittemore.