The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 23, 1967 · Page 18
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 18

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 23, 1967
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I Entered ai wcond elaaa matter »t th« pottoUlc* «t Alton*. Iowa | (50S11), Nov. 1, IMS, under Act of Confrcu of March 1. lilt | _ JSTAUISHIO 1145 VOI.J01 NO. 13, SCfje JWoine* "1 I I Jury Awards $10,000 TO Beef Men Are Man Injured In Crash The jury found for the plaintiff, Eldon Edgington, in the amount of $10,000, in a verdict which was returned in district. court here Thursday. Defendant in the damage case was Gregory Origer and both are from the West Bend area. Mr. Edgington had asked $50,000. Judge G. W. Stillman presided. The suit was the result of a cne-car accident April 15, 1965 at about 1:15 a.m. in which Mr. Edgington was a passenger in the front seat of a car owned and then being driven by Mr. Origer on the main street of the business district of West Bend. The car crashed into a railroad crossing signal and Mr. Edgington was injured. He charged that Mr. Origer had been drinking and was under the influence of liquor, was driving at a high rate of speed with heedless regard for and indifference to the consequences and rights of the plaintiff. Mr. Edgington alleged that his injuries and damages were due wholly and proximately as the result of the defendant's aforesaid conduct. Mr. Origer admitted that Mr. Edgington was a guest in his car and admitted the crash, but denied all other allegations. Mr. Edgington had begun a suit in Palo Alto District court against the railroad company because of the same accident. This was removed to Federal District Court in Fort Dodge. He contended that the sole proximate cause of the accident was the negligent construction of the signal. In May of 1965, he also filed suit in the Kossuth County District Court, alleging that the cause of the accident was the recklessness and intoxication of the defendant. The case went to the jury Wednesday afternoon. Foreman of the jury was Lloyd Thorson, Other members included Charles Reese, Earl Jorgenson, Burton Hanson, Fred Ploeger, Grace Diekmann, Grace De- Waard, Henry Larsen, Florence Hayden, Elvin Boeckholt, Clarice Krantz, and Oscar Lindall. Alternate juror was Louis Lickteig. TEACHER Margaret Maher of Rock Rapids was honored recently at a surprise gathering held in the high school there. At the end of this school .year, Miss Maher will have completed 50 years of teaching, 37 of which were spent in Rock Rapids school system. Told To Market Lighter Cattle The percentage and number of cattle going through feedlots before slaughter havalbeen expanding rapidly in rlcent years. Charles Phelps, Hastings, president of the National Livestock Feeders Association added, "Fed cattle marketings in 1966 were 9% more than in 1965 and 12% more than in 1964, according to the USDA." Phelps said, "In the year just past, fed cattle constituted about two-thirds of our total com- merical slaughter and fed cattle slaughter is expected to continue high in 1967. At the same time, average weights of fed steers and heifers have been running well above a year ago." The National president explained that these higher weights have created more beef and continue to hold fed cattle prices down. "With the number of cattle on hand and to be fed this year, the only alternative for improved prices is for the industry to move fed cattle to market at lighter weights," Phelps said. The National Livestock Feeders Association is currently en- Is your PASSBOOK BALANCE WAY, WAY DOWN? Don't Panic! See us for a HOME IMPROVEMENT LOAN If the need for repairs comes at a time when you are temporarily low in funds ... no rreed to wait and worry! Just drop in and see us for a low-cost loan without delay. We are ready to give you our prompt personal attention. Currant Kit* Currint Rate Pir Yiar on 6 Month Invtitmtnt Cirtificitii Home Federal Savings & Loan Assn. All Afwvnt* PMlly Inwrri tt 111,000 PuibNk awrtafj-lw froe Tbt IWh- Earn From Th« lit fcvtPff Ctrtlflettel- Im rrom Tht D«y You Invtit IINCI If V - AlOONA, IOWA All Passbook Savings Accounts and Savings Certificates Insured up to 915,000 by Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation of Washington, p. C. Billy Elbert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Elbert of Whittemore, was wounded In Vietnam fighting, he reported in a letter received by his parents dictated to a Red Cross worker. His hand and arm were in a cast. He thought he might be sent to Japan to recuperate from his injuries. He is the second Elbert in service to be injured in Vietnam. Rich Elbert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Elbert, recently returned to active duty after recuperating from earlier injuries. 5 Area Girls Selected On All-State Team Girls' basketball teams in this area apparently featured topflight guards during the recently- completed season - because five were named on the Des Moines Sunday Register's honor squad during the weekend. Deanna Sloan of Convith-\Ves- ley, 4-7 1/2 senior, was selected on the fifth All-State team, while four others were nominated to the honor roll. They were Susan Blanchard, Sentral; Kathy Christ, Lakotaj Jan Johnson, Twin Rivers; and Karen Bottln, Boone Valley ol Ren wick. Iowa Daily Press Ass'n selections, released Thursday, had all but Miss Sloan listed on the honor roll of their All-State team. REASONABLE PRICES, good service, and quality printing are' trademarks of The Upper Des Moines Pub. Co. In Atgona. "It's at times like this that husbands really come In handy.' gaged in a nation-wide campaign to impress these facts on the industry and to encourage the members to recognize the problem. To demonstrate the average weight situation, Phelps related figures on all steers sold at 7 major markets in the week ending February 17. This year, 1967, the average was 1,149 Ibs. In the corresponding week of 1966, the average weight was 1,130 Ibs. and in 1965, it was 1,111 Ibs. One Resigns, Two Hired For S-City Faculty Melba Kittelson, who is completing her 12th year on the faculty at Swea City, submitted her resignation to the board of education there recently and it will become effective at the end of the current school year. Meanwhile, two Lakota teachers, Mrs. Ray Moe and Mrs. H. J. Crandall, have accepted teaching positions at Swea City for the 1967-68 school year. Mrs. Moe will teach sixth grade and Mrs. Crandall will teach second grade. They will replace Beulah Snyder and Marlene Cronk who resigned recently One Escapes Injury, Another Hurt, Vietnam One Kossuth county man escaped without serious injury in Vietnam when the helicopter he was piloting was shot down, and a second was wounded in fighting there, last week. Both are from Whittemore. Captain Leo FarrelTs helicopter was shot down while the 28-year old pilot was on a rescue mission. Farrel and fellow crewmen held off the enemy during the night and were picked up the next morning by another helicopter, and in a letter to his mother, Mrs. Kathleen Farrell, he said other than a few minor cuts and bruises he was uninjured. As of April 2 he is being transferred to a carrier, he added. He is a Marine pilot. Farrell is a graduate of Presentation Academy, Whittemore, and Loras College, Dubuque. He is married and his wife and two children live in Florida. He had been in Vietnam since June. Leo is a first cousin of Ed Farrell, acting Algona postmaster. Bedding Livestock? Eneu Getting Your This CHOP-MASTER #72 Flail-Type Forage Harvester with Baling Attachment Can Solve Your Problem No need to worry about bedding for your livestock! Just cut, shred and bale your corn stalks with the BearCat Chop-Master (with baling attachment) and your baler. This big, hefty BearCat Harvester cuts the stalks, then shreds and blows material in a concentrated stream into your baler. Attachment elbow has sliding, telescoping discharge end for perfect adjustment at the baler. Special power shaft and pulling hitch on the Chop-Master is designed to fit all balers. The BearCat #72 Chop-Master is a versatile harvester. It cuts a big, wide, full 72" swath. So easy to pull - it does not touch the ground except for the tires. This machine is designed especially for cutting green feed, either standing or windrowed, for green chop feeding or for ensilage. It will handle nearly all kinds of grasses and forage in most any condition of tangle or moisture. It clips brush and weeds and will shred all dry material. See this machine at your dealer now. It's a BearCat for work JOE BRADLEY EQUIP. SOUTH OF ALGONA HOTEL 14 CHOICE BUILDING LOTS - ROBINSON ADDITION - STILL AVAILABLE Adjacent to Algona Country Club & Hard Surface Loads - Level and Side Lots f f^ Water Supply Immediately Available In South Section. Natural gas and electricity are both available to all lots. THESE ARE THE FINEST BUILDING LOTS IN THE AREA - JUST OUTSIDE ALGONA CITY LIMITS (lower taxes). • Site sizes as above to meet your desire • Priced according to size and location • Level lots or side lots as desired GIVE US A CALL - NO OBLIGATIONS E. E. (BUD) ROBINSON, owner - Phone 295-2470 or contact Seeley Realty, Herbst Real Estate or Ricklefs-Geelan - Algona

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