The "FIRST-OF-THE-WEEK" Tabloid . . . 16 Tabloid - 4 Metro Pages »»*Bii*uMk ••<» Entered at teeond clmii nutter at the pottotllee at Alffona. Iowa AI/*/-MUA mu/A TIICCHAV AIIAIICT ie 1OA7 unj «m ki/% A*» ESTABLISHED IMS (SOSll). Nov. 1. l«t, under Act of ConircM of Itorch ». 1|70 ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 1967 VOL. 101 — NO. 62 !3Sf&®8 ! S*^^ $350,000 Alienation Suit Filed Here Minnesota!! Is Hurt When Car Jumps Off Road A Blue Earth, Minn, man, Richard J. Smith, 22, sustained cuts and bruises and the auto he was driving was damaged to the extent of $1,500 when the vehicle slammed into a bean field nine miles north of Bancroft at the intersection of a county blacktop and county gravel road. The mishap occurred at2a.m. Sunday and Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst was called to investigate. The vehicle was headed north at the time. The driver apparently didn't see the dead end and the vehicle shot into the field after causing an estimated $200 damage to a fence. Smith was charged with failing to have control. Saturday at 6:05 p. m., pickups driven by Paul W. Kisch, 42, Bode, and Thomas D. Carroll, 32, LuVerne, sideswiped as the former began a left turn ten miles south and two west of Algona, also at a blacktop- gravel road intersection. Damage to the vehicles was estimated at $200. Sheriff Lindhorst investigated. Algona Man's Mother Dies At Ft. Dodge Mrs. Lloyd Hood, 78, Ft. Dodge, lifelong resident of Webster county, died at Mercy hospital Wednesday afternoon where she had been a patient since suffering a stroke June 14. She was the mother of Gene Hood, Algona. Funeral services were held Saturday at 10:30 a. m.atCorpus Christi church with Msgr. E. L. McEvoy officiating. Burial was at Corpus Christi cemetery. The former Martha Coleman, Mrs. Hood was born on a farm northwest of Clare and attended rural schools of that community and graduated from St. Matthew's school at Clare. She married Lloyd Hood in Clare in 1912 and they established their home on a farm at Buffalo Center. In 1919 the couple moved to a farm near Uvermore and in 1936 to a farm at St. Benedict. Mr. Hood retired in 1943 and they moved to Ft. Dodge, Mr, Hood died in June, 1966, Survivors include three sons, Eugene, Algona, Jerry, Estherville, Faber, Carroll; two daughters, Mrs, Vincent Brennan,, Emmetsburg, and Mrs. Albert Lichter, West Des Moines; 23 grandchildren, three great- grandchildren; one brother and one sister, James Coleman, Clare, and Mrs, Mae Dugan, Chicago, m. Amount Is One Of Largest On File Here An alienation of affections suit, asking $350,000, one of the largest amounts ever sought in this county, was filed Friday afternoon in district court here, with two Algona men as plaintiff and defendant. Asking the amount is Ronald Taylor, while Jerry Leaneagh is defendant in the matter. At the same time Friday, a petition for separate maintenance was filed by Helen Leaneagh, plaintiff, against Jerry Leaneagh, defendant - and also a petition for divorce reportedly was filed last week in Polk county by Patricia Taylor against Ronald Taylor, defendant. The Ronald Taylor vs. Jerry Leaneagh petition states: "That plaintiff has at all times from the date of his said marriage lived in the City of Algona, County of Kossuth, State of Iowa, with his said wife and has provided her with a comfortable home, and at all times his said wife has lived with him at his said home happily and contentedly until the occurrences of the matters set forth." The various allegations of the plaintiff were contained .in his petition filed in district court. Mrs. Leaneagh's action says, "That the defendant, in violation of his marriage vows has been guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment; Plaintiff prays that defendant be enjoined from disposing of any and all assets during the pendency of this action." A writ of injunction on the latter point was granted by Judge G. W. Stillman Friday. The Taylors were married Dec. 28, 1949 and have four children; while the Leaneaghs were married March 21, 1951 and have five children. County Budget Okayed; Mill Levy Unchanged The county board of supervisors, making only minor changes in the original proposed budget for 1968, passed it here Monday morning. As a result, the amount necessary to be raised by taxation was cut from $1,297,050 to $1,282,050 - a $15,000 reduction, leaving the millage levy about what it was during the current year, To Conference A local representative >of Investors Diversified Services will attend the firm's Aug. 14-16 national sales conference in Minneapolis, an event featuring talks by several national figures, He is William P. Studer, a sales representative of the company, Making Room For New Bldg. An old Algona home, formerly known as the Tillie McCall house, was demolished here this week to make room for the new Kossuth Mutual Insurance office building on East State street, north of Hood's Super Valu. The destruction process gave "sidewalk superintendents" a chance to talk over their ideas on the subject. A mobile .crain owned by Fairbanks Excavating Co. here completed the job of pulling the the building down after smaller sections, including porches and some sidewalls had been removed earlier. The resulting pile of debris closely resembled wreckage which might be found following a tornado - as can be seen in the exclusive Upper Des Moines photo above, which was snapped from the southwest corner of the lot. Complete plans for the new Kossuth Mutual building have not been announced, but will be in the near future. (Photo by Don Smith) Vandals Busy; Wreck Tractor, Tear Up Corn, Knife Tires In This Area City Budget Is Approved By Council In regular session Wednesday evening, the city council held its budget hearing. The budget was amended to include an increase of approximately $6,000 to make possible construction of a new hangar at the airport. Total amount to be raised by taxation is $213,307. Millage rate will be 29.231, lower than this year's 34.75. Proposed expenditures for 1968 total $l,9i7,832, as compared with $1,069,236 in!966and $897,048 in 1965, Oliver S. Carlson appeared before council and presented questions on the budget, but no objections were raised. Two transfers were made from the emergency fund, both subject to the approval of the Iowa State Comptroller. One was for $5,000 transferred to the general fund to finance a comprehensive study of the city, under the 701 program. This will include streets, traffic, buildings, sewers, and many other categories. Also, $2,000 was transferred to the public safety fund for cooperation in the cost of purchase of the ambulance. Unencumbered balance to reduce the levy as of Jan. 1, 1968, is estimated at $651,567. Estimated income other than by taxation in 1968 is $1,051,458. Approximately $60,000 is anticipated for the year from the road use tax fund, which is paid monthly. Also anticipated is $10,000 to $12,000 from the liquor profit tax, which is paid semi-annually. Council authorized a cigarette license for Bohr's Standard Station, Approved was the quarterly report of the Municipal Utilities, which was accepted and placed on file. Passed was an ordinance vacating North Lantry street, east of the Third Ward School, for one block between Elm and Linden Streets, pursuant to construction of a sub-station by Municipal Utilities. Council authorized Al Boekelman, chief of police, to attend a meeting of police chiefs at Cedar Rapids at the end of the month. Four cases of vandalism were investigated during the weekend by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst. A diesel tractor pulling a sheep's foot roller and owned by Les Faber, Algona, was driven through a fence and in a wide circle through a corn test plot on the Irvin Kramer farm four miles north and three-fourths of a mile west of Burt. Heavy damage to the corn resulted and when the machine was returned to its original parking place, where other Faber equipment was also parked, it was run into a large earth mover, wrecking the radiator, of the tractor, Joe Welp of Bancroft reported someone had poured sugar and gravel in the gas tank of a tractor owned by him north of Bancroft. Another area farmer reported someone had taken a knife or other sharp instrument and flattened five tires on equipment at his place, John Pfeffer reported that someone had broken into a vacant farm house owned by him and located four miles east of Algona, but nothing was reported stolen. The front door of the residence was kicked in. The sheriff is investigating all four incidents.
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