supervisor balgeman sued for damages in car accident
be oth- 1934, It from a be demand to for follow arrived direct call prepared addressed be the this .65 success THREE DAMAGE SUITS FOLLOW GAR ACCIDENT Supervisor Balgeman Sued for $25,434 as Damages. Three suits for damages aggregating $27,434 were filed in district court Tuesday against Supervisor F. J. Balgeman, Whittemore. They are the aftermath of the automobile collision west of town a few weeks ago in which Mr. Balgeman's son Raymond and John Batt were killed. Asks $25,000 for Death. William Batt, father of John, asks $25,000 for the death of his son, bringing suit as administrator of the young man's estate. In an additional personal suit the elder Batt asks $200 damages to his car his son was driving, $1,000 for anticipated services of the son, $200 for anticipated services of another son, Vern, injured in the same crash, $26 for medical services, and $8.75 for hospital care. In a third suit filed by Mr. Batt on behalf of his minor son Vern Mr. Batt asks $1,000 for damages, [alleging probable permanent injury [to the boy's back. The accident occurred June 29 just west of the Hobarton corner. Young Balgeman was driving east at midnight to Algona to take home his father, who had returned from an out-of-town supervisors' meeting and was waiting on the courthouse lawn. Cars Collide Near Bridge. The two Batt boys, John driving, were en route to their home southwest of Algona, and the cars collided just east of a bridge. The Batt petition alleges that the Balgeman car was thrown into the Batt car because of a depression in the road. The Batt 1928 Chevrolet and the Balgeman model A Ford coupe were both completely wrecked. All three petitions allege carelessness on the part of young Balgeman, claiming that he did not slow up for the bridge, which is narrow, and that the Batt car yielded more than half of the road.