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TWO DIE AFTER SAD ACCIDENT; OTHERS INJURED Batt and Balgeman Youths Fatally Injured on Road Near Hobarton SECOND MISHAP PUTS 6 IN HOSPITAL Cars Crash Headon in Collision Collision North of Algona Death, stalking Kossuth county highways highways during the past week, took Its toll of victims, as two young men were killed, and eight other men and women women injured, in two accidents, all within within a 'few miles of Algona, and within 24 hours of each other. The dead: Ragtnond Balgeman, 19, Whlttemore. John Batt, 18, of near Alfona. The Injured: Verne Batt, 16, brother of John, Internal injuries and cute. Mrs. Win Fisher, Algona, cut and bruised. Will Fisher, Algona, minor in- Bernard Yoeman, Algona, concussion concussion of the brain. Stanley Ingebon, Burt, minor Injuries. Injuries. Mrs. Stanley Ingelson, Burt, cut and bruised. Maurice Bartholomew. Algona, cut and bruised. Evelyn Toothman, Burt, bruteed and shaken up. The first accident, which resulted in the two deaths, occurred about 1 a m. last, Friday morning. Coming to M*et Father The Balgeman young man was com Ing to Algona from Whittemore, on the gravelled Whittemore road, to meet hi father, Frank Balgeman, county super visor, who had returned to Algona from Des Molnes a ehort time before afte attending a meeting with E. J. But ler. county auditor. They had mad the trip In Mr. Butler'* car. . The two Batt boys were going home, .. chine reached the east end of a bridge, about two and one half miles west of Algona. John was driving. Exactly what happened is not clear. As is the case in most accidents, the crash occurred suddenly. A survey of the road at the point of the mishap, however, however, snowed that at the east end of the bridge, on the south side of the road, where Balgeman was driving, a piece of the road at the corner of the bridge, extending into the road about two feet or more, had been washed away or broken down, leaving a big bole. Had Balgeman been driving close to the rail, as was necessary, because because of the narrowness of the bridge, one of the wheels on the right side of his car may have dropped into this cavity. Craco: Two tractor* were dispatched dispatched from Ui« Koarath Imple- £ent Co., to the Will Batt farm. Monday, driven by H. U and Carroll Carroll Potter, and with other nefch- bors aadstlnr, Including E. C Potter, Potter, A E. Clayton, AUfurt Ben**", Oeorf e BrueUroan, Harold Brandow. and D. A. Teeter, plowed 60 acre* of corn, a. help to the Batt family. following the fatal injury of one •on and the serious Injury of another another Uat week. Neither car left the road, but a door from the Batt machine was torn off and thrown into the Balgeman machine machine and it was this which dealt the Whittemore young man the fatal blow. He died instantly. John Batt passed away 20 minutes after the accident en- route to the hospital. Cars Badly Smashed Both cars were badly smashed up. The Batt car was thrown around so that the rear end of the machne was resting up on the bridge, lidded back toward Algona. Neither car left the road, however. A drop of about eight feet is on either side of the highway at this point. Verne Batt was thrown about 25 feet, and after recovering from the unexpected unexpected shock, he hurried to the Lehman Lehman farm, nearby, where he phoned for help and was aided by the Lehman family , John Batt is survived by his parents. Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Batt, Verne and two other brothers, William of Titonka Titonka and George of Algona. and six MS- ters, Edna, Helen, Dorothy and Doris, all at home, and Mis. Dwight Potter of Algona. The Second Collision The second accident occurred a few miles north of Algona on highway 169, Friday evening. One machine, driven bvFilher, and with Mrs. Fisher. Bartholomew, Bartholomew, and Yoeman as passengers, was coming toward Algona. Mr. and Mrs Ingelson and the Toothman young lady were in the second machine, go£* go£* north. The Fisher machine had traveling with the Algona booster for the Fourth of July cele- ere. but had started hospital, where all ol "ITL-* l%V*>' LiV ** MM** ft* »"•«-• • the^iured were taken, reported Monthe Monthe 10)11*0^ ^ ^^ ^^d and ly recuperating favorably v as could be c-xpected were also damaged were and as rapidly it was fortunate that nobody was iatully WJure^ Sexton Beats Irvington

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  1. The Algona Upper Des Moines,
  2. 05 Jul 1934, Thu,
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