The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 12, 1967 · Page 1
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The "FIRST-OMHE-WEEK" Tabloid . JWomes 2 Sections - 16 Tabloid - 4 Metro ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1967 VOL. 101 NO. 69 Funeral Held At Wesley For August Studer Funeral services for August F. Studer, 67, well-known Wesley man, were held Saturday at 10 a. m. in St. Joseph's Catholic church there, with Rev. Robert Phillips officiating. Burial followed at the church cemetery and Blake Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Donovan, Rollin, Merlin and Leonard Studer, Myron Cram and Cecil Glawe. Mr. Studer died Thursday at Hancock Memorial Hospital, Britt, following a lengthy illness. Born Dec. 6, 1889, in St. Benedict, he was the son of John and Mary Schneider Studer. He was married to Hazel Glawe June 6, 1926 at St. Benedict. He retired from farming in 1965, but continued to live on their farm southeast of Wesley. He belonged to the Knights of Columbus and Holy Name Society. Surviving are his wife, a son, Duane, Long Beach, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Dale (Rosemary) Dornbier, Wesley; 16 grandchildren, three brothers, Herman, Wesley, Joseph, Algona, Leo, Winter, S. D. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mrs. Jerry (Delores) Arndorfer; an infant son, Alvin; a brother, Harry and a sister, Eleanor. New Bank Bldg. At Whittemore Directors of the Farmers State Bank met last week to hold a contract letting for construction of a new bank building in Whittemore. They opened bids Saturday afternoon. The new building will measure 44 by 52 feet, with a half basement. This is over twice as large as the old building which measures 20 by 44 feet. The site of the new building will be on the vacant lots on the north side of Main street which the bank purchased several years ago. Debut For 1968 Model Cars Three new 1968 model automobiles win £0 on display here this week, ushering in the 1968 new car showings in the area. Sept. 14, Thursday, Percival Motors will present the new Chrysler and Dodge models. On the same day, the new Plymouth line for 1968 will be presented here by Ken's Auto Service, Next week, other new models will be unveiled. Sept 21, Dau's Garage will present the new Oldsmobile series and the Ramblers, Schultz Bros, will offer the 1968 Cadillac, Buick and Pontiac, and Kossuth Motor will present the 1968 model Chevrolets. On Friday, Sept. 22, the new Ford and Mercury series will be presented at Taylor Motor. Big Freight Train Pileup Here Arrest Five Juvenile Boys Here, Had Loaded Guns In Their Vehicle Five juvenile boys were apprehended here Sunday afternoon, following a lead from a farmer in the Galbraith area, and questioned about firing guns at the farmer's mail box. Deputy Sheriff Eppo Bulten, provided with a description of the vehicle and license number, stopped the vehicle on South Phillips street here and took the five to the police station for questioning in the matter. According to officers, there were four assembled guns and a pistol in the vehicle with the youths, who were all from Kossuth county. Two of the guns were loaded and none were in gun cases. Joining Bulten in questioning the youths about the alleged mail box incident was Bill Easier, Burt, county conservation officer. Charges in the matter are pending. It is probable assembled and loaded gun charges will be filed, but the mail box incident is to be investigated further, * * * Steal Liquor At LuVerne Tavern Thieves broke a window, knocked a hasp from an inside door and stole $50 in cash, 11 cases of beer, about 20 cartons of cigarettes, eight one-half gallon bottles of assorted whiskey and a few miscellaneous items from the Bamboo Lounge at Lu- Verne sometime during the night Friday. Other thefts were also reported in that area. About $50 in cash was taken from a safe at the Coca Cola plant at Humboldt the same night, according to the sheriffs office there. A night earlier, the liquor store at Livermore was broken into and about 2 1/2 gallons of liquor taken. Total merchandise taken from the Bamboo Lounge probably amounted to $140, so the estimate of loss there approached $190. According to Deputy Sheriff Eppo Bulten, who went to Lu- Verne to investigate, a window was broken in the rear of the Bamboo Lounge, The thieves apparently crawled through the window and opened the rear outside door. Once inside, a hasp on a door between the store room and lounge was broken loose, allowing that door to be opened. The cash was mostly change, according to owner Walter Ruger, who reported the break-in to the sheriffs ofuce at 7:40 a. m. Saturday, Two other break-ins at Lu- Verne were investigated re- cently. $7 in cash and some tools were taken from Nielsen's DX station about a week earlier. Juvenile Boys Steal Vehicle Two juvenile boys from Marshall, Minn., one 15, the other 16, were returned here Friday morning to face larceny charges in Mayor Bill Finn's court. The charge resulted when a 1959 Pontiac was stolen from the Schultz Bros, used car lot sometime Tuesday night, Sept. 5-and was later (early Wednesday) found with the boys in it at Adel, Adel police officers questioned the youths, got various details on the theft and the sheriff there notified Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, who in turn went to pick them up and return them to Algona. It was expected that the youths would be turned over to juvenile authorities at Marshall for final disposition of the matter. According to the sheriff, the pair had run away from home and hitch-hiked to Algona sometime Tuesday, Sept. 5. They then apparently took the car and continued to journey south. 30 Cars Leave Track Monday Near Golf Club An estimated 30 car sofa westbound Milwaukee Road freight train ripped up a couple of thousand feet of track and piled up soon after leaving Algona late Monday morning. The mishap occurred around 10 a. m. The pile-up occurred at the spot where the rail line passes just south of the golf course at the Algona Country Club. Prior derailments have occurred there in years past, but none compared with the ferocity of this one. Fortunately, no one was injured. The freight, being pulled by several diesel units, broke away from the front portion of the train, eight or ten cars back, and caused thousands of dollars in damage, which, of course, at press time was not estimated. Scene of the mishap was on a slight upgrade, just southwest of number eight green. Most of the cars, as shown in the accompanying photos, went into one big pile, but there were others along the path of destruction that rolled by themselves. Total number of cars in the train was 83 and there were many still on the tracks behind (east) of the mishap. Damage at the site couldn't be believed unless seen. The weight of the careening freight cars broke sections of track like they were toothpicks. Many of the flatcars were carrying semi-truck trailers piggy-back and some were among those smashed. Train crews from Sioux City and Austin, Minn, were expected to begin clean-up, which is expected to take quite a while, later Monday if possible, according to John Snere, station agent for the Milwaukee here. Some of the wrecked train cars were piled in precarious fashion, apparently ready to topple at any time, such as the one, far right, in the top photo. The bottom photo shows about half the distance of track torn up, looking northeast, when the thunderous accident occurred. The engines and remaining front end of the freight that remained on the tracks pulled on to Hobarton, stopped, and reported the mishap, then backed to the wreck area. (UDM News- fotos by Don Smith) Gets One Year Ed Juchem of Algona entered a plea of guilty to a charge of false uttering of a bank check in district court here this week, fourth offense, and was sentenced to a year in the state penitentiary at Ft. Madison. WHEN-?—If you read the Algona Upper Des Moines, YOU KNOW!

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