The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 6, 1960 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, September 6, 1960
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Ex-Policeman Here Has Cltue fil Aigona 'p&liceniatt 23. now a member, « the Tampa, Pla. police department, narrowly escaped possible death recently while o« duty there when a truck driver he had ' a PP r , eh ended fifed a shot at him point-blank with a .38 caliber revolver. The truck driver, Howard Haney. 29, Palme'ttb, a paroled on a robbery charge, was later appre* hendea after a chase and booked, •Tietz, formerly ftom the Lotts Creek area, served on'the police force here for 'about a year before moving to Tampa.. •He stopped Haney, who was driving a panel'truck, arid Was going to give the man a ticket for having an improper tail light. Tietz, after Balking to the man, •decided to -charge him with driving while drinking, which made it necessary to impound'the panel,' • Haney asked permission to get his cigarettes out of the glove compartment of the vehicle, and Tietz told the man, "doh't pull a gun out of there", jokingly. ' At .that moment, aney .turned With the revolver in hk'hand and fired a shot at Tietz, who was standing two or three feet way. Tietz ducked behind the-truck's fender', and. then scrambled ' be 1 hind a pile of- dirt a few • feet away. ', . 'Hahey ran ahd got behind the wheel .of the patrol car Tietz had been driving:and' took Off," later crashing into "an auto. He -wa's then apprehended. Cozens of policemen and detectives had joined in the chase and Hahey had exchanged shots with another policeman before he was caught. /Following the incident, a ,wit r ness at "the .scene : of the shooting had high •'praise for patrolmen-involved, including,Tietz, be- : c^use, dsepite Wife excitement, the police didn't fire any shots that might have hit autos passing by on-the .busy highway. . ; Dept. of History and D68 Moinas 19, Iowa ESTABLISHED t Algon*, 1932, under Act ot Co&gteu of March s, 1878. r •AlboNA, IOWA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1960 2 SECTIONS - 14 PAGES VOL. 97 - NO. 36 ps Take 2 Lives In Area 1 st Average Frost, Oct. 5 recent survey ef SI) farmers In Kossuth Couniy shows ale of October 5, we might have corn for the dale that it was 75 reported in this area, We add i percent silked) to determine the date will be physiological mature (33% 60 days to the iri lhe future moisture), Finn Named To Kindergarten Photos Today's issuo of The Algona Upper Des Moines features ji iull ,pa M e of pictures of Algeria's eight kindergar- ieTi 1 classes? sponsored by the NofirCCehlral Public Service Co. Repritils of lhe page, on glossy' paper, will' be available .at- iKe office of the sponsoring firm, located at 109 South Harlan strdel, Al- gbna. Account Cases Totaling W Filed In Court Councilman /-iat - large Gene Fiirst ^epd^rgd^ letter of resig nation'io'Mayot'C. C. Shier ; ..the city/council during a r Ing " o"f' t: that' 7i "Kody" night. • ' Furjt,,recpmmended Bill Finn well-knqwhi Algona v bakery ope rator, td succeed ' him and th council approved Finn' for the post by secret ballot. He wil serve the rest of Furst's term on the- council. Furst's letter read in part — "due to increasing business commitments, I wish to tender my resignation, effective Aug. 31, 1960." , The effective, date coincided with the night of the meeting. The.resignation by Furst came as 'a surprise to many persons, even .though he nad earlier attempted to resign, then kept his post, apparently intending to serve his full term in office. '. s. • Two injured In Titonka Mishap Edrly Thursday Two Buffalo Center persons received slight injuries in a' car- pickup truck mishap six miles north .and IVi miles east of Titonka "on a county road intersection at 8 a.m. Thursday. They were Harm Risius, 56, and his wife, Mabel, 50. Mr Risius received a cut left cheek. and left elbow and Mrs Risius received bruises on her arms and chest. Their auto and a pickup driven by Richard May land, 19, Buffalo Center, sideswiped. According to the drivers, neither saw the other approaching the intersection. Extensive damage resulted to both vehicles, according to Deputy Sheriff Don Wood who investigated. Friday at 4:30 a.m., an auto driven by Oscar rtpmer, Jr., 17, Algona, left a gravel road a mile southeast • of Algona, slammed into a ditch and overturned. The mishan was reported to the sheriff's office later and damage to the auto estimated at $100. Several account cases' were filed. 'in district court, here this week;," .... . •, •'-..'",' Monica E. Deiterin'g is .plaintiff in two such Imatters; She seeks $527.96 .from Emmet . Plath and $491.33 from Charlie McGuire, all as settlement for promissory notes. . . •- . -^.i' ,-.-.The Bancroft- Oil' Co. is also plaintiff in -two cases. The,' firm seeks, $226.63 ' frdm Melvin Plath f or a n account ' and $550 from ChaYlie McGuire. for twti promis sory notes' ' past .';dw«i. . ! ^;, ' '' ' /Tins .I Farrner s-'itateoBa, Lu Verne, i filed : "the . largest petition,, seeking a tdtal ,;,bf v $4, In Population For County Official'population totals have' now been released for Iowa counties, and cities over 1,000 population. The official . figure , for Kossuth county and Algona is ^~ Kqsstrth County, 1960 population, 25,087. This is a decrease'of 4.4-.percent-from the 1950 total of 26,241. ••.,:• '••;• Algona's' 1960 population 'is 5,686. This is an'increase of 5 per-' cen t from the' - 1950. total ; of; 5,415., ', ' . : i !c No other Kossuth ccfunly town is listed, indicating that no Other ;pwn exceeded the 1,000 population figure. • . ; In Other census statistics, corn- parisonslare as follows: Total farms in Kossuth county: 1960 — 2,906; 1954 — 3,070. • Average size farm: 1960, 210.9 acres;'1954 — 197.9 acres. Farm owners: 1960, 936; 1954 — 1,088. ; .. •••;•>•:•. Crash Claims Life Farmers EleVator Co. i^eeks total of $2,147.14 -from JbM T Lenertz for an overdue account Eugene and Matilda Hood plaintiffs, ask $256.82 as total settlement of" a promissory note, issued to Irene and C. L. Pug- slcy in May, 1954. The Fort Dodge Creamery seeks $694.02 from the Lotts Creek Cheese Factory for fixtures, equipment and merchandise. ' An Algona physician, Dr. Joseph M,. Rooney, filed a peti- ion asking the court to consider 'acts on property < purchased by Rooney .for a building he planned to have built and also to consider the zoning ordinance and construing said ordinance so plaintiff can go ahead as 1 planned. The plaintiff states in the petition ho will suffer greatly if uch a ruling, which would allow lim to have the building con- tructed, were not handed down iy the court. V. A. Fitzpatnck, 'guardian of Catherine and Patrick Higley, ir plaintiff in a matter filed against the Iowa Life Insurance Co. He seeks payment of $2,000 worth of 'life insurance to his ward from a policy allegedly owned by the children's late father. r> : ;,ii»,''•'.. i 0 ''' IIM Indicate Hike School Election Lakota — The regular school election will be held at the Lakota city hall from noon until 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12. Two directors are to be elected fc* three year terms to succeed Hugo Melz ancj Viriee Vodraska, whose terms expire Sept. 19. The office of treasurer will not be voted upon at this time. Talent Winner Sylvia Downs, 13, daughter of Mr «uid M »'S Ed Downs, Wesley, was named one of the daily tal- , ent winners at the Iowa State Fair last' week. Miss Downs, vocalist, is well-known in this area Many Fin^d For Speeding In Local JP Court There were numerous preliminary hearings of traffic violation charges held . in Justice C. H, Ostwinkle's court this week. Following is a list of persons charged and fines paid: Dale A.- K.ern, Cedar Rapids, speeding, $10; John G. Hobscheidt, Corwith,, no registration plates, $10; Stephen L. Obrecht, Algona, -no control-, of vehicle, $10; -Warren L. Olson, Prior Lake, Minn., speeding, $20; Jerry D. Schichtl, Algona, axle overload, $11.30; John D. Gonder, Payton, 'speeding, $10; Charles E. Krause, Dacatur 111,, passing in no passing zone, $10; Dennis H. Wolf, Bancroft, noisy muffler, $5, and speeding, $20; George W. Forsythe, West B«nd, speeding, $5; Robert E. Barslou, Jr., Swea City, no valid 'registration, $5; and Jan E. Sime, Humboldt, failing to yield the right-of-way, $5. Costs were paid in addition to fines. Sifter Passes Mr and Mrs Dave Long of Algona went .to Waterloo during the week end to attend funeral services for the former's sister, Mrs Edna Hen<j$rsorv 75. She died there Friday If ;is apparent, after only one week of class sessions, that enrollment figures in schools around Kossuth county do not set any sp'ecial pattern. There arc increases indicated in some schools, while others have shown a drop in number of students. Figures from three area schools follow: Garrigan high school's enrollment jumped to 349 this year, a total of 28 more students than enrolled a year ago. , 'According to Father Franci (Jonway, Supt., 'and Fr. Ries dean of men, there are 100 freshmen, 99 sophomores, 72 juniors ind 78 seniors attending classes there now. Last year, 321 attended Garrigan from .the five parishes served by trje school. Enrollment figures from the 'ive parish grade schools, .St Cecelia's, Algona, St. Joseph's Bode, St. Joseph's, Wesley, St Michael's, Whittemore, and St Benedict have not been compiled. : Enrollment figures for the Algona Community School District indicate a slight increase in number of students now attending classes, compared, with the first week in 1959; According to Supt. O, B. Laing, total enrollment at the present time is nearly 1485, with totals incomplete He stated this morning that the number of students in the elementary' and juni'or high is about the same as year ago, while the high school, which now numbers 380 students, is showing a six percent increase. Final figures on total enrollment will be released later. The opening of the Wesley— Corwith community school Aug. 29 showed that enrollment is down slightly compared to last year. At Wesley there are 22 kindergarten students, 51 in the 5th grade, 36 in the 6th, 35 in the 7th, 37 in the 8th. In kindergarten in Corwith 25 students are enrolled, while there are 35 first graders, 45 second graders, 28 third graders, and 42 in the fourth grade. Enrollment to date in high school includes 22 freshmen, 29 sophdmores, 25 juniors, and 32 seniors. The total enrollment in the Wesley school is 180. Daniel C. Bleckwerin, inder-Fenion area farmer, became Iowa's latest auto fatality'abdufv 8 a.m. Labor Day when his auto, shown in the ditch at Ieft ; ,ab0vij collided with another auto driven 'oy Leon John Geitzenauer, 16, Lbne Rock. The Geitzenauer machine is shown at the right. • , - •'*[ ; Bleckwenn was thrown fr,brri)iiis ; auto when the machine collided .•'•' • •••'/'•::•• • .'••.?••£>•.. .'...• '.a.: ' ' '. v —'••'•;•'•.. , : i and was crushed as lie was dragged by the right rear wheel of his own car into the ditch. The mishap dccurred a mile south and thre< miles south of Fenton. - There were no witnesses to the crash, but Dale Voigt, who lives on the farm shown at left, background, heard the collision, hurriec to the scene and notified officials at Algona. Bleckwenn died in stantly. (UDM Newsfoto-Engraving). Ronald Coleman, 20, Livermore, suffered fatal injuries when his auto shown above, crashed into the rear of a 10-ton road roller PC!?' T , hui-sda y. Sept. 1, 1"; miles south of Humboldt on high- Young Coleman died minutes after the mishap. His auto, which was headed north, hit the rear of a road roller Ijeing used on a •resurfacing project south of Huinboldl. Driver of the roller was Orrin Kelly, Elk Point, S. D., who, according to officers was to be chnrKecl with failure to have the necessary number of signal lights on the machine. Coleman's cluath was the first on a Huinbolcll county highway in more than two years. (Humboldt Independent Photo — UDM Engraving). Canning Mishap Mrs Bob Kelley has been dismissed from St. Ann hospital where she was a patient following a home accident. Mrs Kelley was canning and cut the tendons in her heel when u jar broke and dropped. She will be in a cast for a couple of weeks longer. State Awards To 6 Kossuth 4-H Members Gary Priebe of Algona was a nple purple winner at the Iowa State Fair. He showed the grand champion/ Angus beef heifer champion on the hoof carct^s steer and won the state beef showmanship award. In addition he was elected district director ol 'the Junior Angus Association and state publicity driector, Gary is the son of Mr and Mrs Beryl Priebe of Algona. He is a member of the Plum Creek 4-H club and his leader is Eugene Drager. Don and Duane Hilbert of Lu- Verne showed two Angus steers. They placed seventh and eleventh respectively. .Ronnie Linde of the Swea-Harrison club won a blue ribbon on his Plant Collection project and a blue on his demonstration "Something You Need to Know." Kenneth Bormann and Howard Kohlhaas of the St. Joe club won a red ribbon on their demonstration "Is your Tractor Safe for Highway Travel." 2 Things Coming! Two things of great importance are slated here next Cooler, weather is forecast — and Algona Fall Dollar Pay will be held on Thursday. Sept. 15. Jim Carroll is retail chairman for the event. Watch next week's Algona Upper Des Moines for a citywide Dollar Day sales offering that will feature merchandise bargains and savings in all categories! Outlook Meeting The annual fall seed and livestock outlook meeting will be ifild Thursday evening, Septum- r 15 at the Legion Hall at Burt. iVm. Turner, Extension Ag. Ec- momist, will discuss the outlook 'or feed and livestock profits in 961. Dr. C. E. Summers, Extension Nutritionist, will discuss mtrition prbolems of feeding different kinds of livestock. Funeral Held Saturday For Bancroft Man Samuel Lichliter, 86, a pioneei resident of Bancroft, died Thursday at St. Ann hospital in Algon,a where he had been hospital- ix.ed. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Garry funeral home in Bancroft. Mr Lichliter is survived by three daughters: Mrs Ralph An, derson, Belvidere, 111.; Mrs Harold Singer and Mrs Walter 3radt, both of Pomona, Calif., two sons: Frank, Bancroft and James, Eagle Grove. Also surviving are six grandchildren and liree great grandchildren. His .vife preceded him in death. Smoker Tomorrow The Garrigan high school Booser Club will hold a smoker to- norrow, Wednesday, Sept. 7, at p.m. in the school cafeteria. All club members are welcome o attend the short meeting and rogram. Tabulation of the ticket sales will be completed. Fort Dodge Man Wins Golf Title Tod TischiT of Fort Dodge one of the state's lop amateurs, pull'-•d from a two-stroke deficit «f- tor 18 holos to the championship of the Algona Amateur Golf Tournament heit» Sunday. Defending champion, Dr. Harold Erickson, Algona, tied will Craig Smith, also Algona, foi fourth placo with a 116 total Knotted in third were Julie Chrischilles and Dave Everds Algona, with 115 totals. Dr. J. B. Harris, Algona, won the third flight and Elgin Allen, Algona, won the seventh night. Fenfon Farmer, Livermore Boy Die In Crashes A well-known CyJinder-Fenton area farmer, Daniel (Pete), Bleckwenn, 5(5, died instantly about 3 a.m. Labor Day (Monday) when ne was crushed under his auto Allowing a two-car crash a mile south and three miles west of Fenton. He became the second man from this area to die in an aulo crash during the week- ; end'. Ronald D. Coleman, 20, Livermore, died early Thursday evening after his auto struck -a road roller on highway 169 almost IVx miles south of. Humboldl. li was the first auio fatality, reg-' istered in Humboldt county" . since June, 1958. Exact time of the crash near Fenton, Monday, is not known. Dale Voigt, who farms one- fdurth mile north of the inter!? section where Bleckwenn's auto and a vehicle driven by Leon John Geitzenauer, 16, Lone Rock, collided, stated he heard the mis-, hap at 7:55 a.m. while workirig in his farm yard. He had trouble after that getting a phone line to Algona so he could report the tragedy. Patrolman Charles Bird of Algona'was called at 8:27. : Bleckwenn, and Geitzenauer v were alone in their autos at the time of the crash. The Cylinder man, whose farm, is three miles south of the scene of the accident, was headed north and Geitzenauer was headed east. Visibility at the corner is far from perfect due to slight hills from both directions. • The Geitzenauer auto hit ( the left rear dpo'r and left rear Render of the Bleckwenn's 1959 Chevrolet. .Damage, to the auto ; ;w,as-sljgh.t, r .but ,,jn, ^qmes, manner, , Bleck'werin was thrbwri'out offfie" car and he became trapped under the right rear wheel. He'was dragged from the point of impact by the auto into a ditch, 75 feet from the intersection. The Geitzenauer machine spun completely around and came to a slop, headed west, on the east approach to the intersection. Neither car overturned. The front end' of the Geitzeriauer car was sadly damaged, but he was unin- ured. It was necessary to use a jack o remove Mr Bleckwenn's body from beneath his auto. Many persons from the area went to the scene after hearing news of the accident. Dr. Jolley, Fenton, Patrolmen Bird and Pedersen, a deputy sheriff and the county attorney from Palo Alt6 county and an Algona ambulances were called. Funeral services for Mr Bleckwenn will be held at' the family home at 1:30 p.m. and in i5t. Luke's Lutheran church, Fairville, at 2 p.m. Thursday. Rev. Weiss will officiate. Mr Bleckwenn is survived by his wife, the former Anna Twait, a son, Virgil, Burt; and four daughters. Brother Passes Tom Clement, 75, brother of Charles Clement, Algona, and -i former resident at Bancroft, died ast week at Hettinger, No. Dak., of a^ heart ailment. Funeral services ,were held there Friduy. \Tsons from this area who at- ended the funeral were Mrs Charles Clement, Mr and Mrs C. M. Whitehill, Algona, Mr fc Mrs iarold Angus and Mrs Gerald Angus, Bancroft, Mrs Roy Guy, Renwick, Mrs Jessie Stripling DIES WHEN CAR HITS ROAD ROLLER Coleman was headed north when his auto slammed into the rear of a 10-ton roller being driven by Orrin Kelly, 49, of Elk Point, S. D. According to officials who investigated the mishap, charges are being filed against Kelly and the Brower Const. Co., Sioux City, for failure to have the •equired number of signal lights. The accident happened about 7 p.m. It was reported Coleman's auto .kidded 161 feet before hitting he roller, then skidded another 67 feet after hitting it. He died almost instantly of a basal skull fracture and rescuers had a great deal'of difficulty removing his body from the auto. Funeral services for young Coleman were held Sunday afternoon at the Presbyterian church at Livermore. Rev. J. Paul Stevens officiated and burial was at Union cemetery, Livermore. Coleman, a brother of Mrs William Ankenbauer, Algona, was a 1958 grdauate of Twin Rivers high school, Bode, and was president of his graduating class, a member of the honor roll and on all athletic squads. He attended Eagle Grove junior college last .•ear and planned to attend the same school this fall. Besides his sister in Algona, he s survived by his parents, Mr and Mrs Wilfred Coleman, Liver- nore; five brothers Larry, Royal, Richard, David, Craig and Kerry, at home: and 9 grandfather, rhomas Coleman, Livermoj-e.

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