The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 11, 1966 · Page 13
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 13

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 11, 1966
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Algono, (la.) Upper Dei Molnw- Timday, January ft, 196 Highway Deaths Cut In Half, 1965, In Kossuth While the collective driving record of persons using Kossuth county's highways, roads and streets was better during 1965, fatality-wise, tragic accidents managed to take the lives of five persons during the 12 months just ended. The fatality count for '65 was exactly half the number written into the records during 1964 when 10 persons met death in motor vehicle mishaps in this county. Two women and three men, including two from Kossutli and three from nearby areas, died in 1965 mishaps, within the Kossuth county boundaries. They were Coleen Wiltse, 23, Blue Earth, Minn.; Wesley Mains, 34, Buffalo Center; Mrs. Hugh Black, 36, Algona; Henry Greenfield, 79, Lakota; and Harvey Boomgarden, 55, Woden. Four of the five fatal accidents occurred at the north end of the county - and there were no fatalities in Kossuth prior to April 28 or After Nov. 23. Miss Wiltse became the first victim when she succumbed to multiple injuries received in a one-car crash on highway 9, six miles north and a half-mile east at Bancroft at 11:50 p. m. April 28. She was a passenger in a car driven by Roberta Roscoe, 19, Blue Earth, when the vehicle which was headed east, went out of control and was demolished. The severely injured girl was rushed to the Buffalo Center hospital, as was the driver, then taken to a Mason City hospital where she died about 5:30 a. m. the following day. Mr. Mains, former Algonan, died instantly when the pickup truck he was driving slammed into a concrete bridge and burned on a county blacktop road three miles north and a half-mile east of Titonka at 3:15 p. m. June 10. He operated a service station and formerly farmed in the Algona and Swea city areas. At the time of the mishap, the vehicle was headed west and it struck the north railing of the bridge. Mrs. Black, popular Algona farm lady, and Mr. Greenfield died in spearate one-car crashes that occured at 11:10 a. m. June 14. Mrs. Black died as a result of injuries received when the station wagon she was driving crashed into a ditch two miles east of Algona on McGregor Road, while Mr. Greenfield succumbed to injuries he received when his car went out of control and rolled into a ditch near the intersection of highways 169 and 9, about 1 3/4 miles north of Lakota. The Black vehicle was headed west when it dropped off the edge of the blacktop and went into a deep ditch. The vehicle , rolled a couple of times and Mrs. Black was dead on arrival at St. Ann hospital. Fortunately, her 7-month old daughter, Carolyn, suffered only minor injuries in the tragedy. Mr, Greenfield was headed south on 169. The right rear tire of his auto apparently blew out, sending the car out of control. It swerved and rolled into the east ditch along the highway and Mr. Greenfield, rushed to a Blue Earth hospital by ambulance, died shortly after arrival there, Mr. Boomgarden died instantly in a car-train collision Nov. 23 at 5;58 p. m. three- fourths of a mile east of Lakota His wife and son were also seriously injured in the mishap. The Boomgarden auto was headed west and was struck broadside by a Rock Island freight train. The vehicle was demolished and was thrown northwest of the intersection and came to rest on its top. The number of non-fatal mishaps in the county (and also in towns)- seemed to be on the up-swing during 1965 - and 1966 would be a good year to keep the fatality mark at zero. It's improbable such a record can be attained, but better driving would help. Mayor's Court Five persons paid fines in Mayor Bill Finn's court during the past week following preliminary hearings. They were Douglas F. Moehle, Algona, following too closely, $5; Thomas Fitzpatrick, Algona, stop sign, $5; Eugene T. Weir, Wesley, mufflers, $10; James E. Abbott, Algona, failing to have control of vehicle, $10; and Daniel L. Bray, Jr., Algona, using operator's license unlawfully, $15. Court costs were assessed in addition to fines. Iowa Patrol Is Seeking 50 Recruits The Iowa Highway Patrol Is now conducting a recruiting program in the entire state, with hopes of adding 50 more patrolmen to the force later this year. Men selected after a screening process will receive schooling .at Camp Dodge, near DesMoines, sometime this spring and will probably join the active patrol following swearing-in ceremonies. The 61st General Assembly of Iowa made appropriations for 100 additional patrolmen. Fifty were added last year - and the 50 sought now will make the total 100. A year ago, there were 83 applicants for patrol posts from this 7-county district. After screening the applicants, six attended school and were sworn in and are now serving the state. Application for the patrol may be made with Tom Cogdall, Charles Bird or Bill Tordoff, resident patrolmen here. There are requirements that must be met before a man will be considered for the patrol. Most important of these ate not less than 22 and not more than 31 years of age; and 5-9 to 6-3 in height. Many other items must also meet the re* (fliirements, Complete information may be obtained from Cogdall, Bird or fordoff* Vandalism Vandals, who have been busy in other areas of the county recently, shattered a windshield i.i a used car on the lot at Taylor Motor Co. here sometime during the weekend. They also broke a number of radio antennas on used autos in the lot. A window was also broken at the Thifd Ward school, but nothing was missing from the building, so it is thought no one gained entrance* Police are investigating the vandalism. Uave For South Mr. and Mrs. V. C, Smith of Algona left last week to spend the balance of the winter in St. Petersburg, Fla. They also recently observed their 48th wedding anniversary here. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kent, Sr. are another Algona couple who left this week for Florida for the balance of the winter. THINKING OF Are you thinking of building or buying a home? Make this your first step, and you'll be all set with complete information about the economical way to finance it. \ E. STATE STREET • ALGONA • Tdl 295-2487 Your new 'Jeep* dealer WEST BEND AUTO CO. WEST BEND, IOWA Invites you to stop In and drive the 'Unstoppable* 9 'JEEP' WAGONEER STATION WAGON. Hot, new action look...and your choice of: 250 hp 'Vigilante' V-8 or Hi- Torque 6 cylinder engines, famous Turbo Hydra-Matic* automatic transmission, and 'Jeep 1 4-wheel drive. The only station wagon to offer all three. Power steering and power brakes, of course. 2-wheel drive is available. "JEEP 1 GLADIATOR TRUCK. 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