The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 25, 1967 · Page 3
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 3

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 25, 1967
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The "FIRST-OF-THE-WEEK" Tabloid . . , JWoincs 16 Tabloid Pages A1GONA IOWA. TUESDAY. AP.n .. VOL. 101 32 Four Mishaps In This Area During Weekend A rash of minor mishaps was reported in this area during the weekend. Fortunately, only one person sustained injuries. Stephen J. Detrick, Whittemore, received a bruised hip but was not hospitalized. He was hurt when his car and another driven by Craig V. Vitzthum, Whittemore, collided as the former attempted to turn left Sunday at 1:40 a. m. 5 1/2 miles west of Algona on highway 18. There was an estimated $730 damage to the vehicles and Patrolman Charles Bird charged Detrick with failing to have control. Two mishaps were investigated by local police Sunday. An auto driven by Dave Camp, Algona, struck a parked car owned by Ellen V. Marshall, Algona, on South Thorington St., at 8:25 a. m., resulting in an estimated $150 damage to the vehicles. At 9:30 p. m., a car driven by M. J. Streit, Algona, struck a parked pickup owned by Robert D. Winter, Algona, on North Thorington street, resulting in an estimated $375 damage. Streit was charged with not traveling on the right hand side of the street. At 7:55 a. m. Monday, a car driven by Karen A. nig collided with a truck driven by Edmund Frideres, both of Algona, on a blacktop road 4 1/2 miles southwest of Algona, resulting in an estimated $300 damage. Deputy Sheriff Eppo Bulten investigated. John Schallin Funeral Held Harmonica Star Feature Of Navy Band Program ,,?:i, to ° r '°?: s , ™ asters °' «» toraonica, Bain Af Fenfon s^E sr a <.„„„„, *™ Funeral services for John W. Schallin, 81, lifelong resident of the Lotts Creek-Fenton areas, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday in St. Paul's Lutheran church, Fenton, with Rev. Rex Spicer officiating. McCulIough's Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements and burial followed Pallbearers were Bill Dau, Sr., Maynard Nemitz, Arnold and Sylvester Hainzinger, William Boettcher and Delond Bolte. Mr. Schallin, who had been in ill health for the past year, died Wednesday at Holy Family hospital, Estherville. Born at Lotts Creek May 9, 1885, he married Rosa Ohm there Jan. 9,1908. They farmed in the Lotts Creek area for many years and moved to Fenton four years ago. Mrs. Schallin died Dec. 8, 1965. He was the last of 12 children in his family. Survivors include two daughters, Lillian (Mrs. Donald Radig), Lone Rock, and Mrs. Marie Dreyer, Fenton. ? pSfni SP ^^ ° f f ° mer President EisenhoS, and on Barn Destroyed In Burr Fire ^ A short in an electric fencer was blamed for a fire that destroyed a barn, three calves, 400 bales of hay and 100 bales of straw at the Clyde Moore farm five miles northest of Burt A small shed with some tools m it near the barn also went up Total estimate of loss was not known, but the owner said he had partial insurance coverage. Burt firemen were called to the farm at 4:15 p.m. and when they arrived at the scene, the entire barn was enveloped Marcus Holmes, who farms with Mr. Moore, discovered the blaze. He had shut the electric fencer off earlier in the afternoon when he noticed it was shorting - and the next time he looked at the barn it was a mass of flames. 10 Escape In Holocaust That Hit N. Illinois BY RUTH SHIERK "Oh, Mother, it was the most terrible thing I have ever lived through." This was RuthShierkDiVenere speaking. Her home is in Franklin Park near Chicago and close to O'Hare Airport. She works at the switchboard at a nearby motel. Most of the walls of the building are of glass. "Mother, I was at work with one other girl at the other phone board. She froze in her chair and couldn't help at all. It was up to me to do all I could to help." She went on to explain and' describe the panic and devastation. She nried repeatedly to call her home to find out about her three children. The phone line was out. Her husband was in the south part of Chicago and couldTftot be reached. While Ruth was at work, the generators went out of commission, the lights went out, and there was panic throughout the building. She listed the injured at approximately 25. Ambulances and patrol brought in injured, as the highways were jammed, prohibiting their getting the injured to hospitals. Ruth, who has had Red Cross training, helped apply tourniquets and dressings and worked along with the medics and corpsmen. A Negro employed at the motel helped to care for the injured as they were brought from buses and ambulances. From the third floor corridor, Ruth described a cascade of glass flowing down the stairway, coming from the roof and the outside walls. An 85-year-old man tried to get his key to the room in which his wife had remained. She was ill. He was unable to get the key from the desk and tried to go up the stairway, loaded with the broken glass. He panicked, and went about shouting. He was finally able to reach the room and found his wife unhurt. A crippled man was brought in from a bus to receive aid. He had received permanent injuries from blowing debris. Ruth's family was not injured, and her little two-year-old was heard to pray, "Please God, don't let the tomato hit us." The former Sharon Powers, now Mrs. Terranova, her husband Paul and two daughters live in Forest Park, just west of Oak Park. Her mother, Mrs. Geb. Powers, Algona, reported no damage in their area. They are north of the worst part of the damage. Mrs. Ted Herbst reports that her parents, who live in Highland Park, had no dumage in their area, A sister of this reporter, Mrs. Esther Virgil, lives in Mount Prospect, which had some damage. She panicked and spent almost four hours in the basement of their apartment building. She described flying debris and terrible wind. A brother of this reporter, Clifford Randall, lives at Antioch, which lies in Uie path of the storm from Lake Geneva, Wise., through Lake Zurich, on its patli to Chicago. He also reported much flying debris and minor damage to the area. Mariana Steele, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Steele, Algona, lives in south Chicago, about 20 blocks north of the worst part of the storm. Mr. and Mrs. Steele contacted her by phone Sunday and found that Mariana and her husband suffered no injury or damage. Mrs. Orville Wicks, Algona, Sunday evening contacted their son Larry and his wife, who live at Des Plaines. They reported they were safe and not injured. Robert Metzger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Metzger, Sr., Algona, his wife and three children huddled in the basement of their home at Belvidere, just a half-mile from the school building which was badly damaged and some students killed. Their phone was out, but he managed to reach local relatives by phone the following morning, reporting they were all safe and the only damage to their home was a few shingles torn off. He is employed at the Green Giant plant there - and the family moved just two months ago from a home six blocks from the ill- fated school. He had three friends whose homes were totally destroyed. Mrs. Floyd Treat Of Swea City Passes At 62 Funeral services for Mrs. Floyd Treat, 62, of Swea City, who died last Thursday at Holy Family hospital at Estherville, were held Saturday afternoon at First Baptist church at Swea City. Burial was in Harrison Township cemetery. Mrs. Treat was born Belle Spittal, May 10, 1904, at Ayrshire, la., and grew up and was married there in 1930 to Floyd Treat. They lived at Ayrshire three years before moving to a Swea City area farm. They farmed until 1955, when they retired and moved in to town. Survivors include her husband, a son, Max of Oelwein; a daughter, Mrs. Marvin Larson of Swea City; five grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Martin Peterson of Lockport, m., and five brothers, Wilson Spittal, Emrnetsburg; Harold and John of Ft. Dodge; William of Joliet, 111., and Alfred of Chicago. Heads Stage Crew Mary Michaleen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edmund O'Brien of Whittemore, is in charge of stage crews at College of Saint Mary, Omaha, for the spring production of the speech and drama departments, April 27-28.

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