The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 30, 1965 · Page 1
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The "FIRST-OMHE-WEEK" Tabloid . . . Clear Pictures — More News — Biggest Circulation gUaona tijjper lies! JWoines Entered as second class matter at the postoffice at Algona, Town (50511), Nov. 1. 1832, under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1965 16 Tabloid Pagts VOL. 100 - NO. 89 Dies In Lakota Train Crash District Court Term Opened Here Monday A damage case, in which the plaintiff, Whittemore Co-Op Elevator, seeks to obtain a total of $628.71, from Glenn Householder and August W. Haack, defendants, was filed in district court here this week. The petition was filed as the result of a 2-truck mishap July 31, 1965 2 1/2 miles south and a mile east of Whittemore at 11 a. m. The elevator claims Haack, driver for Householder, was negligent and seeks $523.71 damages to their truck and $105 for time it was out of use while being repaired. A trial by jury is sought. Two other matters were also filed. Frank Youngwirth, plaintiff, seeks a total of $1,674 from Olga Adams, defendant, the figure including $1,200 rent, $324 meals and $150 for a deep fat fryer, which the plaintiff claims due him. Gibbs-Cook Equipment Co., plaintiff, is seeking to obtain $617.29 from Art Doyle, defendant, for merchandise. Three judgments were granted by Judge Fred M, Hudson here this week? to Elmer Maahs, $192,50 from Irven Eischen; Thermogas Co., $40.29 from Denis Schiltz; and R, W, Me- Cullough et al, $643,65 from Lqreen Nelson, Petit jurors were slated to report Monday at 10 a* m, A jury was to be selected to hear a damage case, Dougherty vs, Bruns, This is the wreckage of the auto in which Harvey J. Boomgarden 44, Woden farmer, met his death Tuesday, Nov. 23, at 5:58p.m. His car and a Rock Island freight engine collided three-fourths of a mile east of Lakota on highway 9. Also injured in the crash, in which the auto was struck broadside, were Mrs. Boomgarden, 43, and their son, Paul, 6, who were rushed by ambulance to Park hospital, Mason City, in serious condition. The auto was headed west and the freight train, 25 cars long, was headed northeast at the time of the tragedy. Mr. Boomgarden's death was the fifth on county highways this year. Rustlers & Shoplifters Active In North Iowa Rural and city residents of this area have been issued a warning to beware of livestock rustlers, bad check artists, shoplifters and illegal weapons. Livestock rustling activities in surrounding counties has been reported. Since Labor Day, the sheriff reported 62 hogs have been reported missing from Dickinson County farmers and 43 250-lb. hogs from Palo Alto County. Stock trucks move through the farm areas at nighttime and load up the livestock. Farmers are reminded to count livestock regularly and report at once, to the county sheriffs office or police officials, any livestock missing. The suggestion is also made that farmers watch for semi- trailers and stock trucks operating at night and report license numbers of such vehicles, if possible. Patrolmen are on the lookout on the highways but they cannot patrol rural roads, Sheriff officials and city authorities issued warnings concerning bad check artists. They urged merchants to increase vigilance on checks being cashed with cash refunds to make sure the description on identification matches the person passing the Shoplifting is reported to increase this season of the year and merchants are urged to take necessary precautions. Mercury Dips To 4 Degrees; Season Low Thermometers dipped to anew low in this area Monday morning, with a reading of four degrees going into the records at the official weather station, KLGA. It was only nine above a day earlier. Snow showers also arrived early Monday, making area streets and highways more treacherous than before - and drivers, who had been having all kinds of problems, were warned to try and be a little more careful. The high mark during the period was 50 degrees the day before Thanksgiving and a little rainfall was also registered this week, Here are the readings: H L B Nov. 24 50 3.§ Tr. Nov. 25 46 27 Nov. 26 48 31 ,13" Nov. 27 23 10 Nov. 28 20 9 Nov. 29 - 4' Well-Known Bancroft Area Man Passes BANCROFT - Alphonse Elsbecker, 55, well-known area farmer, died suddenly of a heart attack Saturday noon at his home here. Funeral services for Mr. Elsbecker were held this morning (Tuesday) at 9:30 a. m. in St. John's Catholic church, with Msgr. Joseph Schultes officiating . Burial followed at the church cemetery and Garry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joe Elsbecker and was born and raised on a farm east of Bancroft. He has farmed there for many years. Survivors include his wife, Mary (the former Mary Winkel): four sons, Joseph, James, Kenny and Paul, all students at St. John's school; and two sisters, Mrs. Leo Hellman and Mrs. Florian Hellman, Bancroft. His parents and three brothers preceded him in death. Ex-Algona Pastor To New Post Rev. Gilbert Kuyper, Presbyterian pastor in Algona from 1946 to 1952, is now pastor of the Presbyterian church at SU James, Minn. He went from Algona to Knox Presbyterian in St. Paul, where he headed a building drive and had a successful pastorate. Rev, and Mrs. Kuyper have three children, John, the eldest, is a senior at the University of Minnesota, Helen is a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin, and Rena is in high school, 5th Fatality Of Year; 2 Others Hurt A Woden area farmer, Harvey Boomgarden, 44, became Kossuth county's fifth auto fatality of 1965 when he died instantly in a car-train crash three-fourths of a mile east of Lakota at 5:58 p. m. Tuesday, Nov. 23. Funeral services for Mr. Boomgarden were held at 1:30 p. m. Saturday at the Linden Lutheran church, Buffalo Center, with Rev. Norman Tungseth officiating. Burial followed at Rose Hill cemetery, Thompson. Seriously injured in the tragic crash of the car driven by Mr. Boomgarden and a Rock Island freight train were Mr. Boomgarden's wife, Dorothy, 43, and son, Paul, 6. They were taken to Park hospital, Mason City where it waslearnedMrs. Boomgarden suffered a broken jaw, lacerated lip and skull and multiple contusions and the boy a skull fracture. Mr. Boomgarden's death was attributed to a skull fracture. At the time of the mishap, the Boomgarden auto was headed west and was struck broadside by the train which was headed northeast on a run from Estherville to Albert Lea, Minn. According to Patrolman Tom Cogdall and Duputy Sheriff Don Wood who investigated, the Boomgarden auto had just passed a car driven by Walter A. Renger, Swea City. After passing the Swea City vehicle, Mr. Boomgarden apparently saw the train and applied his brakes, but not in time to avert the collision. Train crewmen told 'investigating officers the train's whistle and bell were being sounded as it approached the crossing, which does not have a flashing signal. Train crew members included M. J. Meyers, engineer, H. G. Schryzer, conductor, and Harold Daniel son, brakeman, all of Estherville. The train was about 25 cars in length and carrying meat, machinery and other items of freight. It was traveling an estimated 20-25 miles per hour and had just made a stop at Lakota. Following impact, the Boomgarden auto, a 1961 Chevrolet Impala which was demolished, was thrown northwest of the intersection into a ditch where it came to rest on its top. The passengers were thrown out and Mr. Boomgarden was lying against a nearby fence. Mr. Boomgarden was born Aug. 30, 1921 at Woden and he farmed in the Woden-Buffalo Center area, He is survived by his wife; four children, Marlys, Des Moines, Barbara, Karen and Paul, at home; his mother, Mrs. Tillie Boomgarden, Forest City; three brothers and four sisters.

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