The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 19, 1967 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, September 19, 1967
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County League Talks About Area Zoning The Kossuth County Municipal League met at Burt Sept, 12. Burl A. Parks, planning & development specialist with the Cooperative Extension Service of Iowa State University at Ames, was present to discuss county planning & zoning. In attendance were members of the board of supervisors, mayors, councilmen and several other interested citizens from all parts of the county. Mr. Parks reviewed the origin of county planning & zoning and remarked that the first step would be to appoint a county planning & zoning commission, which in turn would make recommendations to the board of supervisors. Mr. Parks further stated that agriculture-operated land and buildings were not affected in any way by zoning. Advantages of planning & zoning are to develop an orderly plan of growth surrounding all towns in our county; protection to the many and restriction to the few; does not prevent growth, but helps to locate special business in a proper location. It is hoped that towns in the county and interested citizens would contact the board of supervisors declaring their interest. Civil Defense Is Discussed By Council In regular session Wednesday evening, most of the city council meeting was devoted to the problems of Civil Defense. Wayne Keith, county director, appeared to discuss an outline of suggested projects and the responsibility of the community to be prepared in case of a manmade or natural disaster. Mr. Keith announced that a Civil Defense management course will be offered in Algona, one of three in the state. The course will start Sept. 21, to be held for ten successive Thursdays, held at the Extension meeting room in the Agricultural building on North Main street. He also suggested that there is ; a need for instructors in classes in the various phases of Civil Defense. Mayor William J. Finn reminded council that the deal- line for filing petitions for candidacy of election to the council is Oct. 1. Terms of James Andreasen, second ward; and Sheridan Cook, fourth ward; expire, as well as that of Howard Miller, councilman-at-large. Preceding the regular meeting, Mayor Finn met with representatives of the local translator TV group which reported its recent progress and discussed the TV situation here at some length. Official action by the FCC is still being awaited before KGLO-TV can erect its translator east of the city. The moment final approval is received, construction will begin. Clear Pictures - M*rt New* - Largest Circulation Jilotne* t.**Aiti ieuer% Mn.f tSTABLISrlBD I8O5 Entered as second class matter at the postofflce at Algona. lown 1 50511 1. Nov. 1. 1932. under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879 ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1967 Metro Paces VOl. 101 NO. 71 Plan 169 Route Switch Thru City 2-Year Old Boy Shot In frank Welch Face By Stray Bullet The first gun accident reported in this area since the 1967 hunting season got underway recently resulted in a gunshot wound in the face for a 2-year old boy from Clear Lake Sunday. David Stattelman, son of the Leo Stattelman's, who were visiting at the home of Leo's father, Ed, just east of the elevator at West Bend, sustained the injury and was treated at St. Ann hospital. The 22-caliber bullet entered his left cheek. Leo Stattelman and three of his children were near the barn on the Fairmont Man Injured In Thursday Crash Olander I. Johanson, 77, Fairmont, sustained cuts and bruises in a car-pickup collision 7 1/2 miles north and two east of Swea City on a county gravel road at 8:30 a.m. Thursday. He was treated by an Elmore doctor and released. The Johanson auto was headed south and a pickup driven by Paul J. Eisenmann, 29, Swea City", was headed north at the time of the mishap. According to the accident report, both vehicles were traveling near the middle of the road. Damage to the auto was estimated at $1,200, while damage to the pickup was $285, according to Patrolman Charles Bird who investigated. Two days earlier, autos driven by Monte T. Collins, 24, Livermore, and Ralph S. Hindman, Lu Verne, collided at the intersection of Oak and Diagonal streets here, resulting in an estimated $600 damage to the vehicles. Hindman was charged with failing to enter safely by police who investigated. Rites Pending Funeral services were pending Monday at Garry Funeral Home, Bancroft, -for Ernest Ploeger, Ledyard, who died at the Blue Earth, Minn., hospital Sunday afternoon. Promenaders Dance The Algona Promenaders Square Dance Club will have a dance Sept. 23. The dance will be held at the K. of C. Hall in Algona and will begin at 8:30. Caller will be Bob Lucas Ed Stattelman place at the time of the incident. The children were riding horses when David, who was facing northeast at the time, screamed and began crying. At the same time, he placed his hand on his cheek, which became bloody at once. The father, Leo, checked the lad over and tried to contact a doctor there to no avail. So he brought the boy to St. Ann for immediate treatment. Deputy Sheriff Don Wood was called to investigate the shooting, which was accidental. It was probably a stray shot from some hunter in the area - who apparently had no idea of the range of the gun and must have disregarded any thought of his nearness to buildings. Wood checked the entire vicinity and questioned several persons, but none could remember hearing a shot fired at 3:45 p. m., which was the exact time the boy was injured. Funeral Held At Ledyard Services for Frank Welch, 70, Madison Lake, Minn., were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ledyard with burial at the church cemetery. Garry Funeral Home, Bancroft, was in-charge of arrangements. Mr. Welch died of a heart attack Wednesday at Mankato. He was born April 2, 1897 at South Garyowen, Iowa. He came to Kossuth county as a boy and was employed at Lynch Oil Co., before moving to Madison Lake about 10 years ago. Survivors include two brothers, John of Madison Lake, and Mike of Algona; a sister, Mrs. Margaret Thompson, Arlington, Va., two nieces and three nephews. Ledyard Youth Dies; 5th County Car Fatality, 1967 Ronald L. Jorgenson, 21, well- known Ledyard area young man, became Kossuth county's fifth auto fatality of 1967 when he succumbed to severe head and internal injuries at St. Mary's hospital, Rochester, Minn., at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. He sustained the injuries in a one-car mishap three miles north of Bancroft on highway 169 about 2 p.m. Friday. Ronald was rushed from the accident scene by ambulance, taken to St. Ann hospital, Algona for preliminary treatment, then transferred to a Rochester hospital later the same day. The fatal mishap occurred about 6 1/2 miles from his home. He was a son of the Earl Jor- gensons, who live on a farm about 1 1/2 miles south of Ledyard, and reportedly was beginning a trip to Colorado Springs, Colo, when the tragedy occurred. He was headed south in a 1965 Volkswagen station wagon which he reportedly had purchased recently from a brother, DarwinG. Jorgenson. Ronald was recently discharged from the U.S. Navy and was an apprentice meat cutter at the Red Owl store at Fairmont, S The vehicle was headed south near the Albert Kollasch farm, behind a vehicle driven by Mads Christiansen, Algona, Ronald apparently hit the brakes, the car went out of control, slanted east across the highway. Ronald Leroy Jorgenson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Jorgenson, was born July 1, 1946 at Buffalo Center and attended school at Ledyard. While serving in the Navy on Guam, he became interested in Boy Scout work and was Scoutmaster for a troop there, consisting of sons of Navy personnel. He was a member of the Naval Reserve at the time of his death. He is survived by his parents; four brothers, Darwin, Seattle, Wash.; Lyle, Eldon and Dale at home; and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hans, Swea City. His mother is Ledyard correspondent for the Upper Des Moines. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Bethany Evangelical and Reformed Church at Ledyard, with Rev. Victor Vriesen officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Home cemetery there, with Garry Funeral Home, Bancroft, in charge of arrangements. North On Phillips To Elm, Diagonal To Oak Street A revised routing for U. S. highway 1G9 through Algona, is in the future planning of the Iowa State Highway Commission, cit\ officials learned last Friday. Highway Commission engineers presented aji aerial map of the long range project which would carry traffic north from the present corner of State and Phillips, on North Phillips street to the corner of Elm. Here the state proposes to cut diagonally northwest through the block to Oak street. From this point the plan falls into three stages as follows: 1. The first change would then be to have 109 traffic go east on Oak street from the corner of Oak and Church to Phillips where it would swing onto the present four-lane highway that goes north across the bridge from that point. 2. Sometime after this change, the plan calls for 1G9 to continue on a diagonal route northwest from the corner of Oak ami Church to the corner of Pine and Garfield, then directly north across the Milwaukee tracks to U. S. 18 where it would intersect. 3. In perhaps 20 years, a new superhighway is planned for U.S. 18 to be established north of the present U.S. 18, and when that comes along U.S.-169 would be extended directly north from its phase 2 connection to intersect a new U.S. 18. It seemed to be in the minds of the Highway Commission representatives to acquire all of the property that would be required for all three phases, at the time phase 1 went into effect. There are approximately three blocks of city property that would be diagonally bisected if all three phases of the program are carried out. About a year ago the Upper Des Moines carried a story saying that long range planning for U.S. 169 was to establish a new route on North Philips St. At that time it was denied after the story was published. It now seems that the story was quite correct. Present at the Friday session, where the long range program was outlined, were most members of the City Council, Mayor Bill Finn, City Clerk Dave Smith, City Attorney Russell Buchanan, and a few others. The Highway Commission representatives said that the idea of using Jones Street, the present route, was not feasible as the street is too narrow. It also was pointed out that with longer trucks now allowable on Iowa highways, the corner at State and Jones was not such that a safe turn could be made. Four-lane roads require 49 feet, back to back, plus parkway. On the Phillips St. routing, there is now 66 feet available, and five more feet would have to be acquired. There is another angle. If the existing Jones street route were to be rebuilt and used, there would be cost-sharing required from the City of Algona. With a complete relocation of the route, the state pays the entire cost of such relocation. Even If phases two and three did not develop, it seemed certain that phase one would be carried out, although there is the matter of the state acquiring the necessary property. The first home directly in the line of the proposed new routing is that of Mrs. V. C. Smith at the corner of North Phillips and Elm streets. Highway Commission representatives had aerial maps with them which had diagrams of the proposed relocation, which they left with Mayor Finn, so it seems evident that the state's plans are pretty well along on what they intend to do in the future. No estimate of the cost of such relocation was offered, but it would be a considerable sum and probably call for condemnation proceedings as well. Ex-Swea City Woman Dies * * * 1 - Phase 1 Route I 40 Percent Of Hospital Funds Pledged Sept. 14 Funeral services for Belle Roalson, 81, of Swea City, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Swea City. Miss Roalson died Wednesday of a stroke at Valley Vue Nursing Home in Armstrong. Born Feb. 5, 1886 at Humboldt, she attended school at Badger and moved to Swea City with her parents in 1908. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Martha Knudsen of Valley Vue Nursing Home and Mrs. Oliver Ewing of Swea City and 13 nieces and 12 nephews. Burial was at Harrison Township Cemetery. Two hundred and sixteen volunteer workers attended the St. Ann Hospital Campaign Kick-off Dinner meeting Thursday evening. Represented at the meeting were the Whlttemore organization, south county organization and the general prospect organization for the Algona area. The workers filled out their personal cards of intention at the meeting. The meeting ended on a note of optimism when Harry Greenberg, general campaign chairman, announced that the audit of workers' subscriptions at the dinner totaled $33,211.00. This added to the more than $50,000.00 reported to date in advance gifts gets the campaign officially underway with approximately $84,000.00 subscribed. Team chairmen and members in the three organizations, working in pairs, began making calls on prospective donors to the hospital improvement fund on Friday, Sept. 15. The dinner was prepared and served by the St. Ann Auxiliary, the Business and Professional Women and members of the kitchen staff of Garrigan High School. WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 20 ffi DN These Algona businesses invite you to come early and stay late; 150 MINUTES OF BARGAINS 6:30 P.M. TO 9:00 P.M. Algeria's merchants will be dressed in nightwear — offering you special buys that will keep anyone awake ,., I PJustrom Furniture Co. Graham'i The ChrUcbUles Store Modem Pry Clemen Foster Furniture Co. Vlfcing OU Co. Buscher Bros. Implement Kossutb Motor Co. Home Federal Savings it Loan Ass'n p og ( Transfer ft Storage Elk Cleaners i: Perclval Motors ;. Store United Building Center Lindsay Soft Water of Algona Universal Mfg. Co. Roik Drugs-Jewelry Harrison's Variety Bomgaars Ben Franklin Shllts Brownbilt Shoe store lalng Plumbing ft Betting Wiltgen Jewelers Joe Bradley Equipment Taylor Motor Co. No, Iowa Appliance Center Algona Plumbing ft fleeting Peu Garage ft Body Shop Read'9 Furniture Sheakleyi Iowa State Bank Ora's Algona Prodoce Co. Uuthold-Williami The Security State Bant Sbarp'i Jewelry Algona Theatre Co. Ludwlg'g Cafe Algona Implement Co. Ernie WUiiami - John Deere I North Iowa aewtog Micbtae Co. Con8olida ^ Co0p creameriet HuUell Offlce » 8c|.ool Algona Flour * Feed _______ Sherwln-Willlami Paints Cowan Corporation Upper Dei Moines Publishing Co. Rood's Svper Vail Irons Heating ftPlirobto^ Taylor Implement Co. Klrk'i Shoe store Smoke Shop Zejider't 8»tter'» Davis Paint Behr Standard Service J. C. Penney Co. Schultz Bros. Oarage ft Oil Statton Jack's O.K. Tire Service Tfaermogag Co. ol Algona • Honsbruch Drag Funk Plumbing * Heating

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