The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 14, 1967 · Page 8
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 14, 1967
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What A Mess! Clean-Up Job Underway The seemingly endless task of cleaning up a mass of rubble, which resulted when 29 cars of a Milwaukee Road freight train were derailed 1/2 mile west of the city limits about 10 a. m. Monday, began later the same day when the first of two cleanup crews arrived here. According to John Snere, Milwaukee station agent here, another crew, from Sioux City, arrived to attack the job from the west before noon Tuesday. Track torn up west of the main pile-up of cars was repaired Tuesday night so the Sioux City crew could get right to the scene. At first, Milwaukee officials figured service over the line could be resumed Tuesday night, but it was apparent late that day that the first deadline goal would not be reached. It was not known late Tuesday just when freights would move through Algona over the Milwaukee tracks again. The photos here, snapped about 45 minutes after the crunching mishap, as were two that appeared on page one of the Upper Des Molnes in Tuesday's edition, give readers three more clear looks at the scene. The photo at left was snapped from a point a couple of hundred feet southeast of the pile-up; the center shot from several hundred feet away, showing the five diesel units and a few cars that remained on the tracks ahead of the wreckage at left; and the picture at right was taken from the northwest, with trees in the city of Algona visible at the right. According to Snere, the cars involved were filled with everything from dry cement and fertilizer to newsprint, with the cement cars being among the heaviest, weighing in at 120tons. With four such cars totaling nearly a million pounds, it's not hard to understand just how so much damage occurred. The freight was made up at Mason City and was 83 cars long. It was headed for the Sioux Falls terminal. Hundreds of area residents went to the scene Monday after hearing of the crash - and some were on hand throughout the day Tuesday watching the giant cranes at work. The first cleanup crew at the scene, from Austin, Minn., reported it had seen railroad mishaps where more cars had derailed, but never any with more damage to equipment. It probably won't be known for some time what total damage amounted to. The rear portion of the train, left standing on the tracks behind the wreck, was pulled back into Algona late Tuesday and spotted on spur tracks at the Milwaukee yard here. Several persons were in the near vicinity of the crash, which occurred south of the Algona Country Club, at the time. Two, Craig Smith and his son, Bob, heard what sounded like a bomb, then saw dust and dirt flying every which way, looking south from the site where their new home is being built near the golf course. Another was Jay Davis, employed by Hilton Sinclair Service, who was at the club doing some work on a motorized golf cart, heard the start of the mishap and saw the cars sandwich into each other. Once the wreckage is cleared, rebuilding the roadbed will not take too long. However, the job facing crews after the crash seemed insurmountable. (UDM Newsfotos) 7- • Lorna Walker Is Wed To Steve Hardy Here Sept. 8 • >.-f' ;< K*j Brink - Wickett Wedding Vows, LuVerne, Sept. 2 In a ceremony Sept. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the LuVerne Methodist Church, Nancy Brink, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allyn Brink, Lu Verne, became the bride of John Wickett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bryce Wickett, also of LuVerne. Rev. Roy Biesemeyer performed the double ring ceremony. Matron of honor was Mrs. Ben Hefty, sister of the bride, and bridesmaids were Mrs. Robert Larsen, Story City, and Marcia Brix, Atlantic. Attending the bridegroom we re William Wickett, brother of the groom, as best man, and Daryl Trauger, LuVerne, and Willie Williams, New Providence, as groomsmen. Brent Hefty and Jeanne Krause were ring bearer and flower girl. Usherc were Ben Hefty, Robert Larsen, and Larry Hested; pages were Steven Wickett and Christopher Hansen. Dennis Haahr of Newell was soloist and Mrs. Dale Braynard, organist. A reception followed the ceremony in the church parlors. Mrs. Curt Nicholson of Colorado Springs was in charge of the guest book, and punch was poured by Elaine Schnakenberg and Stacie Hansen, while Mrs. Joe Thorn poured coffee. Mrs. Wm. Wickett and Suzanne Dudley cut the cake. Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Dudley were hosts. Gifts were opened by Mrs. Eugene Hefty, Jane Hanselman and Mrs. Duane Green. The couple took a honeymoon trip into Minnesota and will beat home in Madrid. The bride is ;. junior in elementary education at Iowa State, and the bridegroom is a junior in physical education at Iowa State. Mr. and Mrs. Bryce Wickett, the groom's parents, were hosts at a rehearsal dinner at Treloars. In a ceremony performed Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Presbyterian church, Algona, Lorna Jean Walker became the bride of Steven Michael Hardy. The bride's parents are Mr. and Mrs. Russell Walker and the groom is the son of Mrs. Josephine Hardy and the late Wesley Hardy, all of Algona. Rev. Walter Morz officiated at the double ring ceremony. Mrs. Richard Mawdsley was organist and Mrs. James Dodds, soloist. Linda Parsons was maid of honor, Gayle Phillips, Jane Raney and Vickl. Potter were brides"•• maids. ' Micnelle Walke'p^was flower girl and Michael Walker was ring-bearer. Best man was Rodney Ricklefs, and Robert Hardy, David Keller and Dennis Miller were groomsmen. Ushers were Dick Lundquist, Alan Walker, Murl Walker and Tom Claude. The bride wore a gown of An- gelmist taffeta and lace fashioned in Empire A-line style with bell sleeves and full semi-cathedral court train. A short veil was attached to a pearl-trimmed headpiece. Judy Parrott was the bride's personal attendant. Following the ceremony a reception was held In the church parlors for 200 guests. Dining room hosts were Mr. and Mrs. Harley Troutman and Mr. and Mrs, Claude Ruark, Mrs. Dennis Miller registered the guests, Mrs. Alan Walker and Mrs. Sherwood Potter cut the cake and Mrs. Dick Lundquist poured. Gifts were in charge of Jane Walker and Edith Ruark and table waitresses were Susan Hemmingsen, Diane Smith, Virginia Fries and Marne Parrott. The bride Is a graduate of Algona High School and is attending college at Rochester, Minn. The groom graduated from Algona High School and attended Mankato State College. They will make their home in Rochester. Free Smorgasbord To Aid Hospital Drive, Sept. 19 Swansea's grocery and the Algona Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a free smorgasbord Tuesday, September 19, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the Swanson parking lot in Algona. The K.C.'s will be serving and the Swanson store is furnishing the food in an effort to aid the St. Ann Hospital Fund Drive. Any donations received will be given to the fund. The public is cordially invited to attend. LABOR DAY weekend guests of Mrs. Kathryn Mahoney were Mr. and Mrs. Don Ludwig, Tom, Jane and Becky, Minneapolis, and Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Storck, Doug and Dave of Jefferson, Iowa. Mrs. Mahoney returned home with the Ludwigs for a two-week visit Election of the ASC community committeemen in each township in Kossuth county for 1967-68 will be held Tuesday, Sept. 19 by secret ballot from noon until 9 p. m. at the polling places listed below. Ballots will be tabulated publicly by the farmer election officials at the polling places when the polls close. Slates of nominees and polling places for the ASC community committees follows. Three regular committee members and two alternates will be elected. BUFFALO TWP. - George P. Alke, Lester Blain, Dale Finer, William J. Mayland, Henry D. Radmaker, John S. Rippentrop, Arthur Rode. Polling place for Buffalo twp. will be the American Legion building at Titonka. BURT TWP.-RobertE. Angus, Dean E. Culbertson, Dennis E. Lynch, Bernard Miller, Russell E. Patterson, Ed Tigges. Polling place for Burt twp. will be the Burt city hall. CRESCO TWP. - Robert L. Buscher, Marvin D. Kramer, Howard M. Long, Eugene Roch- leau, Roger Rochleau, Virgil Roethler, Harold M. Sabin. Polling place for Cresco twp. will be the Cresco Community hall. EAGLE TWP. - Kenneth Brones, Arnold L. Duer, James 0. Koons, W. James Rock, Everett Thorson, Virgil D. Tokheim. Polling place is the school house in Eagle twp. FENTOlf TWP.-Ervin P. Borchardt, Frank W. Dreyer, Raymond H. Dreyer, John M. Munch, Harold W. Wehrspan, Arthur Zumach. Polling place for Fenton twp. is the Fenton Community Center. GARFIELD TWP. - B. J. AH- liker, Louis Balgeman, Carroll Olson, Clair L. Reding, Clinton W. Stenzel, Francis Wolfe. Polling place for Garfield twp. is Center school. GERMAN TWP. - Eugene C. Beenken, Kenneth Brandt, LeRoy Bruns, Leroy C. Phelps, William L. Rode, Everet J. Sleper. Polling place for German twp. is the township hall in German Valley. GRANT TWP.-RalphE. Angle, Paul Eisenmann, James L. Hacker, Irvin H. Huskamp, Morris Quam, John C. Richardson. Polling place for Grant twp. is the vacant house across road west of Grant school (Robert Briggs-owner). GREENWOOD TWP. - Ray Ditswortli, Joseph F. Fangman, Erwin Heldorfer, Frank M, Kramer, Walter A. Renger, Marvin J. Vaske. Polling place for Greenwood twp, is the fire station at Bancroft. HARRISON TWP. - Clarence Darnell, Elmer H. Kollasch, Earl C. Kvamsdale, Walter L. Peterson, Jerry Sanftner, Marvin Simonsmeier. Polling place for Harrison twp. Is the Swea City Legion hall. HEBRON TWP. - Carl Badje, Ralph Mastin, Alfred H. Mayland, Harlan Melz, Edwin I. Naumann, Andre G. Torkelson. Polling place for Hebron twp. is the Buryl Berg tenant house. IRVINGTON TWP. - Edward Arend, Joe A. Divis, Henry Eisenbarth, Eugene Lemkee, Robert Mayer, David Seller. Polling place for Irvington twp is the U.S.D.A. meeting room, Algona. LEDYARD TWP. - William Bauman, Joseph R. Berschman, Arlowe C. Blome, Ronald Heetland, Burdette L, Hoeppner, Ted J. Thilges. Polling place for Ledyard twp. is the Ledyard Legion hall. LINCOLN TWP. - August Baumann, Carl W. Boehm, Harold Kettwick, Menno Limberg, Alfred Melz, Adolph Junior Poppe, Burt W. Weaver, Louis R. Wingert, David Yegge. Polling place for Lincoln twp. is the new fire station in Lakota. LOTTS CREEK TWP. Charles Bjustroin, Joe Kollasch, Dick Kuecker, Duaiie E. Lieb, Orville P. Muller, Franklin Rusch. Polling place for Lotts Creek twp. is Center scnool, LUVERNE TWP. - Owen P. Curry, Donald F. Fett, W. «ay- mond Legler, Edwin H, Marty, John Voss, Jr., Frederick L. Will. Polling place for LuVerne twp. is LuVerne city hall. Comm/ffee Vote Sept. 19 • PLUM CREEK TWP. - Harold E. Bode, Evert Broesder, Amand Dangelser, Ronald Gardner, Donald J. Madsen, Michael P. Schmit. Polling place for Plum Creek twp. is Community Center. PORTLAND TWP. - Ralph W. Carlson, Ervin K. Elmers, William Hellman, Rollo E. Moore, Merle Phelps, John M. Smldt. Polling place for Portland twp. is Center school. PRAIRIE TWP. - David L. Bernhard, Marvin M. Eischen, Dan E. Froehlich, Vernon Plathe, Joseph L. Rahm, James A. Rosenmeyer, Donovan J. Studer, Charles T. Widen. RAMSEY TWP. - Leon B. Dumstorff, Richard Elsbecker, Kenneth J. Heldorfer, John R. Mo Guire, Art Menke, Rudolph M. Rahe. Polling place for Ramsey twp. is the fire station at Bancroft. RIVERDALE TWP. - Herbert J. Kayser, William M. McGuire, Hubert O'Brien, Peter C. Reding, Bernard H. Thilges, Alfred Zellar. Polling place for Riverdale twp. is the Community Center school house. SENECA TWP. - Earl Crouch, Lyle R. England, Herbert H. Krause, Clarence L. Osborn, Victor Struecker, Ervin Votteler, Joe E. Culbertson, Jr. Polling place for Seneca twp. is the county shed, Seneca twp. SHERMAN TWP. - Robert N. Bormann, Thomas J. Bormann, Wm. Goetsch, W. Harry Naffziger, Carl E. Swanson, LeRoy F. Weber. Polling place for Sherman twp. is Center school. SPRINGFIELD TWP. - Elmer Anderson, Duane Darnell, Carlyle A. Engelby, John Kramers- meier, Jeremiah F. Sullivan, "Lowell Underbakke. Polling U 61ace for Springfield twp. is tne 'Ledyard Legion hall. SWEA TWP. -Darrel Bishop, Dennis W. Guerdet, Morris Johannesen, Laurel D. Peterson, Virgil Preston, Bernard Verbrugge. Polling place for Swea twp. is the Swea City Community hall. UNION TWP. - Duane C. Dittmer, Daniel J. Fisher, Robert F. Rlebhoff, Donald K. Strayer. Polling place for Union twp. is the Union Twp. Civic Center. WESLEY TWP. - Robert L. Boleneus, Ray V. Cunningham, George Detmering, Bill Goetz, George H. Lickteig, Luther C. Nygaard. Polling place for Wesley twp. is the Wesley Legion hall. WHITTEMORE TWP. - Garmon H. Adams, Gerald Erpelding, Victor Faulstick, L. G. Fuchsen, Harold Haag, Albert F. Kramer, Charles P. Origer, Dennis C. Weber. Polling place for Whittemore twp. is the Whittemore city hall. The chairman, vice chairman, and third regular member of the elected ASC community committee will also serve as delegates to the county convention, where farmers will be elected to fill vacancies on the ASC county committee and where the committee's chairman and vice chairman will be chosen for the coming year. The alternate committeemen will also serve as alternate delegates to the convention. The county convention will be held at the ASCS office on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 10 a.m. Five Are Fined During Week, Mayor's Court Five persons paid fines in Mayor Bill Finn's court this week following preliminary hearings of a variety of charges. 8-Algona (la.) Upper De» Motnet Thursday, Sept. 14, 1967 Couple Wed 30 Years MR. AND MRS. Louis Berninghaus, Armstrong, will observe their 30th wedding anniversary Thursday, Sept. 14. No open house Is being held but their children will be there. They are Mrs. Donald Hansen (Viola), Jim and John, all of Algona, and Karen, at home. Paul R. Stevenson, Kanawha, was fined $15 for careless driving; Howard H. Wellendorf, Mason City, $10, improper backing; Donald M. Potthoff, Wesley, $10, speeding; Thomas D. Higgins, Titonka, $10, stop light; and Marvin _E. Kohlhaas, Iry_ington, $10,laU- ,ing to dim lights ,-..• • .j Court costs were assessed in addition to fines. 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