The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 23, 1967 · Page 8
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 8

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 23, 1967
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The "FIRST-OF-THE^WEEK" Tabloid . . , aigona 29c£ JJtomes ESTABLISHED 1865 16 Tabloid Pages f' U ' e P ostoffi <* »t Algona. Iowa under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879 ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, MAY 23, 1967 VOL. 101 NO. 40 Looked Bad - Luckily Wasn't! • P. in. rriuay — and a first glance marie it arma^x nm ^n*;__ _«. t ^^^.' '.**•» . Jj' .', '-<0ff • to go up In flames appear the entire structure was about however, proved the fire, while near the building, caused no damage suited when thick smoke got into part of the —-- damage, Firemen tinguished. (UDM Polaroid" Photos) were at the scene for some time before the seathing metal scrap pile was ex- Youth Thrown Into Creek As Car jWies Bilked By An Algona Youth, Michael L. Carman, 17, luckily escaped with only bruises and scratches and shock when the auto he was driving went out of control and slammed into a deep ditch 3 1/2 miles north and four miles east of Algona at 1:20 a.m. Sunday. The mishap was reported to Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst Sunday morning. Michael was treated by a local doctor and released, The auto he was driving was headed south at the time. The vehicle went down a very deep ditch and the driver was thrown into a creek nearby. He apparently was stunned and lay there for four hours. Damage to the auto was estimated at $500. A Blairsburg man, Albert A. Chantland, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and driving without a valid driver's license after his auto sideswiped with one driven by Victor C. Froman, Wesley, 1 1/2 miles north and one-half mile east of Algona at 1 p.m. Sun- day. Damage to the vehicles was estimated at $900 by Sheriff Lindhorst who investigated. Chantland did not stop at the scene and was picked up later on information from the sheriff. An auto driven by Alene M. Hemphill collided with a motorbike driven by James D. Sires at 2:40 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Hall and Kennedy streets. Both drivers are from Algona. Damage to the motor- brike was estimated at $30 by police who investigated. Radio Stolen A radio was stolen from a tractor owned by Roger Keith, which was parked in a driveway to a field near the Chester Harmon farm in Plum Creek township, sometime during the weekend. Keith parked the vehicle Saturday evening and the radio was missing the following day. Nothing else was missing from the tractor. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst is investigating. Rod Salesmen Lightning rod and magazine salesmen often (not always)fit into the same general category when it comes to bilking people out of their money. While quick to point out that there are many itinerant salesmen who do not beat customers out of money with very little, if any return, Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst told the UDM Friday that he had received reports that lightning rod salesmen and repairmen are in the area - with elderly persons the prime objects of their efforts. The ask to inspect lightning rods and suggest repairs, then present a bill for the job which is quite high. In one case in the county recently, the repairmen demanded cash for work done and would not furnish a receipt. Draft Board Reclassifies Hi School, College Grads Clarification of reclassifi- catlons being made In Kossuth county by the Selective Service Board was explained tills week. A number of graduating seniors from high school this spring have already received notices of reclassification from 1-SH to 1-A, if they have reached the age of 18. The local Selective Service Board states that if these same students go on to college or universities next fall, and the school notifies the Board of their attendance, they will be reclasslfied 2-S. Nobody under the age of 19 is being inducted at all through Selective Service. In the case of college or university graduates of this spring, they are all being reclassified from 2-S to 1-A after graduation, even if married. Marriage if executed after August 25, 1965, is no exemption from being drafted, the Board stated. Questions by young men or their parents are welcome at the local county office, located over the Security State Bank building, it was added. Kossuth county had no draft call at all in May, and has a call of three for the month of June. Members of the Selective Service Board in Kossuth County are Dick Godf redson and Milton Norton of Algona, Franklin Koons of Swea City, Dennis Dreesman of Titonka, and Lawrence Menke of Bancroft. Fenton Student Named Daily lowan Editor 4 Store Owners Sue; Say They Paid Too Much A total of $4,308.16 actual damages and exemplary damages is being sought in a case filed this week in district court here. Eugene Sweeney et al, plaintiffs, are seeking that amount from Duane E.Jensen,defendant, as the result of alleged overcharges by a former employee of the latter. The over-charges were claimed at four area stores who sell goods sold and delivered by Jensen's firm here. Jensen, himself, was completely unaware of the actions of his former employee, but becomes the defendant as the employer. Actual damages sought by the four are $326.84, $254.97, $91.75 and $389.60, with exemplary damages running $1,000, $765, $280 and $1,200 on the amounts allegedly over-charged. The plaintiffs claim the ex- employee, charged more for the goods delivered than the actual value and the actual damages asked are for the differences in the bills during the period covered. One other new case was filed. Carol M. Tietz, plaintiff, is asking a divorce from Gene W. Tietz, defendant, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. She also asks custody of a 2-year-old son, allowance for support, temporary and permanent alimony. They were married April 4, 1964 at Lotts Creek. State officials issued a warning of such operations a few weeks ago and Undhorst is attempting to control the problem in Kossuth. He suggested that extreme care be used with transient salesmen. A University of Iowa senior from Fenton, Iowa, has been chosen as editorial page editor of The Daily lowan for the coining year. Don Yager, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Yager, who has been a Daily lowan reporter for two years, took over his post on May 15. The Dally lowan student newspaper, which is one of the four largest morning papers in Iowa, is nationally recognized as one of the country's outstanding college newspapers. Yager, who will begin graduate study in the University's School of Journalism in September, was recently awarded a Meritorious Service Award for reporting by Student Publications Incorporated, the governing board of The Daily lowan. He has also been elected secretary of Sigma Delta Chi, professional journalism society, for the coming year. DON YAGER Beer Charges An Algona youth, Milton Woodward, was charged with possession of beer as a minor and making beer available to minors in Mayor BUI Finn's court here during the weekend and was fined $50 and costs on each count. He was apprehended by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst at the Drive-in Theater

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