The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 26, 1967 · Page 1
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 1

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, September 26, 1967
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The "FIRST-OF-THi-WEEK" Tabloid &lgona Upper Jilomes! 16 Tabloid Pages ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered ns second cl.iss matter at the postolfice nt Algonn, Iowa (5051K. Nov. 1. 1932, under Act of Congress of March .'). 187!) ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1967 VOL. 101 NO. 73 7-Year Old Swea City Car Victim Car Fire Loss Minutes After Driver Parked A Volkswagen owned by Mrs. • Dale Hannover was a complete loss as result of fire which destroyed the vehicle shortly before 10 a.m. Sunday morning as it was parked in front of the home of Mrs. Hannover's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Art Olsen at 624 So. Dodge St. Mrs. Hannover had just driven to her parents home with one of her small children and was in the home only a few minutes when someone reported the vehicle on fire. In addition to the car, some personal belongings were also lost. The Algona fire department responded immediately to the call but the machine was ablaze and beyond saving when they arrived. Five Cars Are Damaged In Weekend Wrecks Three auto mishaps were investigated in this area during the weekend. Fortunately, there were no personal injuries reported. The first occurred Saturday at 4:30 p. m. a half-mile north of Fenton at the intersection of highway 44 and a gravel road. Drivers of the autos were William C. Hassel, 18, and Nicholas K. Mueller, 16, both of Fenton. The former was charged with prohibited passing by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst who investigated and estimated $250 damage to each vehicle. The Mueller vehicle was attempting a left turn and the Hassel car was trying to pass when the collision occurred. At 6:45 a. m. Sunday, an auto driven by Dennis R. Eldridge, 17, Fenton, which was headed east, went through a dead end five miles south and a mile east of Swea City and sustained an estimated $300 damage. He was charged with failing to have control by the sheriff, who said the vehicle went through a wire gate and into a corn field. At 3:50 p. m. Sunday, autos driven by William C. Kuhn, 67, and Marcia J. Sabin, 17, both of Algona, collided at the intersection of Jones and Kennedy streets here, resulting in an estimated $90 damage. City police investigated. Hospitalized By Insect Stings Joseph Fett, 15, a student at LuVerne High, is in serious condition at University Hospitals, low'a City, as the result of after effects of two bee or other insect bites. He attended the opening of school but was stricken shortly afterward and taken to Iowa City. Misty AHS Queen Crowned A still-dazed Marne Parrott, center, who had just been crowned 1967 Homecoming Queen preceding the Algona-Clarion North Central Conference football game here Friday night, wears a happy grin (and her new crown) and holds a bouquet presented to her during the ceremonies. She was crowned by Connie Darbyshire, right, 19G6 Homecoming Queen and now a freshman at Iowa State University, Ames. Two other Queen candidates, Donna Fisher and Debbie Kelley, are shown at the left, while the young men served as escorts for the girls. Miss Parrott is a senior and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Parrott. She is very active in many school affairs and was elected by the high school student body during a secret ballot Wednesday. The four Queen candidates, including those shown here and Niki Wegner, who was out of camera range, were nominated earlier by members of the football squad. (UDM Flashfoto by Don Smith) Carl Goetsch Of Algona Dies At Lake An Algona man, Carl H. Goetsch, 61, former LuVerne resident, was stricken while fishing Thursday at Lake Okoboji and died. He was at the lake with his wife when hisdeathoccurred. Funeral services for him were held Monday at 2 p.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church here, with Rev. Paul Sohn officiating. Burial was to follow at Riverview cemetery and McCullough's Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Six nephews served as pall-bearers. Mr. and Mrs. Goetsch moved to Algona from LuVerne in 1951. He was an employee of the Chicago and Northwestern Railway for the last 25 years. He was born at Bloomington, m. Feb. 16, 1906, the son of Carl and Anna Goetsch, and was married to Lucille Howe in 1927 at Cedar Falls. Survivors include his wife and a daughter, Mrs. Duane Riley, Algona. Other survivors are 11 brothers and sisters: Harry, Waterloo; William, Fred and Artie, LuVerne; Delmar, San Francisco; Bertha, Mrs, Ernest Behnkendorf, Bancroft; Luetta, Mrs. Howard McCrady, Callendar; Hilda, Mrs. Andrew Nielsen, Ventura; Anna, Mrs. George Kraft, Northwood; Mrs. Florence Bowers, Waterloo; and Mrs. Esther Jones, Fontana, Calif. A brother preceded him in death. P. C. Haynes Of Wesley Succumbs To Long Illness P. C. Haynes, Wesley, died Sunday morning at the Britt hospital, where he had been a patient for sometime. He is survived by his wife, who is also a patient at the hospital, two sons and five daughters, one of whom is Mrs. W. J. Hood, Algona. Funeral arrangements were pending at Boughton Funeral Home, Britt. Hospital Fund Total $168,000 According to officers in charge, a total of $168,000 had been pledged to the St. Ann Hospital Fund Drive as of Saturday, Sept. 23. Goal is $200,000. A final report meeting was held Friday night - and many pledge cards are still out- so the exact total of the drive is not known. Letters will go out this week to persons not contacted personally by fund workers and it is hoped final reports will be completed sometime this week. Titonka Mayor Named Head Of State Ass'n. Harold Gartner, Titonka's popular and prominent mayor, had the honor of being elected as president of the League of Iowa Municipalities last week at the annual conference inDesMoines. He will serve for at least one year. He succeeds Burlington Councilman Milton Schoel. Mr. Gartner had served as vice president the past year. Board Meeting The board of education of the Algona Community School District was slated to hold a meeting last night (Monday) for discussion of a variety of items of business, including organization of the board, teacher contract adjustments, adult education plans, progress on new high school Sixth Victim In Kossuth During 1967 A 7-yoar old rural Swea City- boy, David Heneman, became Kossuth county's sixth auto fatality of 1967 when he suc- sumbed to undetermined injuries at Holy Family hospital, Estherville, during the night Sunday, several hours after he ran into the path of a vehicle near Swea City on highway 9. Driver of the auto which struck the lad, Kenneth E. Rowlet, 30, Swea City, told Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, who was called to the scene to investigate, that the boy was walking along the shoulder of the highway, then suddenly ran north, got part of the way across the road, and then turned right in front of the Rowlet auto, a 1966 Chevrolet. The tragedy occurred 50 feet east of a driveway leading to the CarlSchauberger farm, which is south of highway 9, almost four miles west of Swea City, at 2:35 p. m. Sunday. Fatal injuries were inflicted on the boy by the left front fender and bumper of the car, which sustained only $5 damage, according to the sheriff. Mr. Rowlet applied the brakes of the auto for some distance, but could not avoid hitting him near the center line of the highway. The boy was thrown about 90 feet from the point of impact, landing in the north ditch along the highway. Dr. Turner of Armstrong was called and David was rushed to Estherville for treatment. The Heneman family lives on a farm about one-fourth mile west and one-fourth mile south of the Schauberger driveway. David was apparently watching traffic from the east, as there were at least two cars approaching from that direction, while walking along the south shoulder. When he darted in front of the Rowlet vehicle, it is probable he did not see it. The car was headed east on highway 9. Funeral arrangements for the boy were pending at press time. Close Call For Algona Couple An Algona couple, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wells, narrowly escaped a head-on crash Sunday evening about 7 p.m. 12 miles east of Humboldt on Highway 3. Wells, manager of the J.C. Penney store here, was forced into a ditch when an oncoming car, driven by a Waterloo youth, lost a wheel and spun down the high way out of control. A vehicle following the Wells' auto was sideswiped but there were no injuries. The Humboldt sheriffs office investigated. The Wells were returning to Algona after attending a wedding at Davenport.

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