The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 27, 1967 · Page 7
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 7

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, June 27, 1967
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8 Hurt, Much Property Damage, Weekend Crashes Mrs. Leo Smith Kossuth county highways, roads and streets had been rather free of mishaps in recent weeks— but the picture changed in a hurry during the weekend, with no less than five mishaps, resulting in slight injuries to a total of eight persons. Only one of the persons injured in this immediate area required hospitalization. He was Edward A. Kayser, 18, Bancroft, who was taken to St. Am hospital suffering facial lacerations and contusions. He was hurt when the auto he was driving struck the left side of a mobile home (converted school bus) driven by Jack C. Thomson, 25, Lone Grove, a half- mile north and 11/4 miles west of Algona on highway 18 at 2:50 a.m. Monday. The Kayser auto was demolished and the steering wheel had to be bent so he could be extricated from the wreckage. The Kayser auto was headed east and the mobile home was headed west at the time of the mishap. According to Thomsen, he tried to get out of the way of the approaching auto, but was struck despite his efforts. The car careened into the north ditch after the collision and the driver was later charged with meeting and failing to turn right by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, who investigated. Two passengers in the mobile home, both asleep at the time, sustained minor injuries to their right legs. They were Barbara A. Thomsen, 25, and Evelyn Thomsen, 51, both of Lone Grove. There were very few details available on a mishap that sent two Blue Earth residents to the hospital there following a single- car mishap north of Ledyard Saturday night. It was learned the occupants of the vehicle were not seriously hurt, but the auto, which reportedly was borrowed from a garage at Blue Earth, was demolished after it left the blacktop road. Three mishaps occured Saturday - the first at 8 a.m. 2 1/2 miles north of Lotts Creek on a blacktop road. An auto driven by Lanny C. Kissner, 16, Lone Rock, which was headed south, went out of control after a front wheel dropped onto the shoulder and rolled into the ditch on the east side of the blacktop. The auto was a total loss and the driver sustained cuts on his hands and face. At 9:15 a.m., a car driven by Michael J. Carpenter, 18, Bancroft, struck an auto driven by Inez C. Hood, 53, Bancroft, as the latter was attempting to park in front of the Catholic church there. Carpenter was charged with speed restriction and sustained a neck injury. A passenger in the Hood vehicle, Mrs. Charles McGuire, suffered a shoulder injury and damage to the vehicles was estimated at $450. At 5:05 p.m., a northbound car driven by Robert J. Gengler, 18, Whittemore, sideswiped a car driven by Mary K. Dornbier, 15, Corwith, at Wesley. Damage to the vehicles was estimated at $750 and Gengler was charged with meeting and failing to turn right. Deputy Sheriff Don Wood investigated the three Saturday mishaps in this area. At U. of I. Meet IOWA CITY, IOWA - Don L. Legore, Algona, is among some 30 educators attending the NDEA Institute in Educational Media at The University of Iowa June 19- July 28. Of Bancroft Dies Friday Funeral services for a well- known Bancroft lady, Mrs. Leo Smith, 59, were to be held in St. John's Catholic church there this morning (Tuesday) at 10 a. m., with Msgr. J. H. Schultes officiating. Burial was to be at the church cemetery, with Garry Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Smith died at St. Ann hospital, Algona, Friday evening. She was born at Des Moines Nov. 30, 1907 and married Leo Smith there May G, 1930. The Smiths have been residents of Bancroft for many years and he is manager of the telephone company there. Survivors include her husband; three sons, all in the U.S. Navy, Lt. Commander Rolwrt Smith, San Diego, Calif., Lt. Thomas Smith, Hawaii, and Ensign Donald Smith, Des Moines; a daughter, Beverly (Mrs. David Barager), Houston, Tex.; four brothers, Frank. Rudolph and Albert Kautzky, Des Moines, and Rolwrt Kautzky, Visilia, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Sherman Davidson, Los Angeles; and 12 grandchildren. Tuesday, June 27, 1967 Algona (la.) Upper Des Moines— 7 Ford- Joan Johnson, Bancroft; Richard I'lathe, B<xle; Harold Kuchonrfiilhcr, Alpmia; Claude Johnson, Bancroft. Plymouth -Ken's Auto Service, Algona (2); Max Dahlhauser, Al- 25 Registrations Of New Vehicles In Past Week New vehicle sales tapered off last week after one of the heaviest registration periods of the year a week liefore. Last week twenty- five new vehicles were licensed in Kossuth County, including one camping trailer. They went to the following owners: Chevrolet - Garlirant \Vil>l>eii, Wliittemore; Walter Benson, Algona; Alfred Meyer, Lakota; Kl- bert Chevrolet, Wliittemore; A.M. Schrandt, Bancroft; Bor- nadette Hilbert, LuVerne; John Munch, Fenton. 1'ontiac - Janice Alke, Wesley; Donald Wells, Algona. Buick - Leslie Falier, Algona; Elwood Green, Henwick; George Roberts, Titonka. Oldsmobilo - Cook's Welders Supply Inc. Amlussador - Roger Batt, Algona. Chrysler - Elizateth Goctz, Wesley. Dodge - Patrick McGuire, Burl. Mercury - Marvin Wertjcs, Titonka. Hilltop Camping Trailer- Walter F. Baade, Titonka. - — ^^ ^^^ ^^ ^ ^ ^^ ^^^^^^^^w^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^p NOW OPEN.. AND READY TO SUPPLY ALL YOUR CONCRETE NEEDS t " ^ ".a Pictured Above Is The New Croft Ready Mix Plant Located On South Phillips Street, Algona — Just North Of The Farmer's Service Center. We Are Now In Full-Scale Operation And Ready To Supply You Promptly And Efficiently. FREE ESTIMATES OF COURSE CROFT READY MIX So. Phillips St. Plant Phone: 295-3551 Algona, Iowa After 5 P.M. 295-2664

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