The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 10, 1967 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, October 10, 1967
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The "FIRST-OF-THE-WEEK" Tabloid &lgona tipper lies 16 Tabloid Pages ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second class matter at the postofl'ice at. Algona. Town (505111. Nov. 1. ]<)32. under Act of Congress of March 3, 187!) AtGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1967 VOL. 101 NO. 77 Family Of 7 Escapes In Farm Fire Four Charged After Mishaps In This Area Four drivers were charged with failing to have control of their autos following a series of weekend mishaps in this area. Fortunately, no personal injuries were reported. Charged were Larry D. Kollasch, 16, Bode; Duane A. Mogler, 33, Whittemore; Patricia A. Rike, 25, Algeria; and Dean M. Kollasch, 16, Whittemore. Larry Kollasch was charged after his car collided with one driven by Sandra K. Reefer, 21, Algona, at the intersection of State and Colby streets here at 6:25 p.m. Saturday. Damages to the autos was estimated at $240. Mogler's auto collided with one driven by David D. Bilyeu, 16, Algona, on State street here at 9:40 p.m. Saturday. Estimated damage to the vehicles was $300. Mrs. Hike's auto struck a parked car owned by Gerald R. Coleman, Irvington, on North Wooster street at 10:40 p.m. Thursday. Damage was estimated at $250. All three mishaps were investigated by city police. The fourth mishap, which was investigated by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, occurred when an auto driven by Dean M. Kollasch, which was headed east, met another car on McGregor Road 1 1/4 miles east of Whittemore, went out of control and crashed into the north ditch. Damage to the Kollasch auto was estimated at $600. First District Court Matter Is Settled The first case being heard by a jury during the current term of district court here, Irelan vs. Will, was settled out of court during the noon recess here Wednesday, right after the matter had been heard and final arguments presented. Amount of the settlement was not announced by attorneys for the persons involved, who came to terms during the noon hour. W. C. Irelan, plaintiff, was seeking damages for injuries, etc, resulting from a car mishap, with Robert E., Ardella M. and Earl Will, defendants. Weather Here Rainy, Cold; Winter Coming? A high of only 42 degrees and a low of 41 Sunday, plus spitting rain much of the time pretty much set the weather pattern here during the weekend. Rain was registered at the official weather station four of the past five days - and it was raining Monday morning. High during the period was 72 last Thursday, while the low was 39 Monday and Friday mornings. Here are the marks: DATE H L R Oct. 5 72 41 Tr. Oct. 6 65 39 Oct. 7 61 49 .07" Oct. 8 42 41 .06" Oct. 9 — 39 .01" Prevention Observance By Fire Dept. Highlight of Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 8-14) in Algona will be an open house at the fire station tonight (Tuesday), according to Fire Chief Kink Willey. Persons visiting the station will get a chance to look over the fire fighting equipment and will also be treated to free coffee and doughnuts during the evening. There will also be fire drills in all local schools during the week. At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Operation EDITH will be kicked-off when the fire whistle sounds. EDITH stands for Exit Drills in the Home and is aimed at training families the ways and means for escaping from fires, especially in the home. Leaflets on EDITH are being sent home with school students and local firemen hope families will take a little time to study the important information contained in them. The plan could help cut down the number of deaths by fire in the United States, which averages 10,000 each year. There are 25 members in the Algona fire department, which, according to official figures, answered a total of 56 calls within the past year, including 20 in the country and 36 within the city limits, A large ad on Fire Prevention Week, sponsored by the city of Algona, will be found in the Upper Des Moines this week. $16,400 Survey Of Algona To Start A survey is slated to take place, Wednesday morning, Oct. 11, in Algona in connection with a community planning program. The firm of Henningson, Durham & Richardson, Inc. of Omaha is handling the work and the representatives here to make the survey are Richard Spelic, park planner, Jim Krick, Ron Thrasher and Charlie Tickle. The project is to cost $16,400, of which the federal funds will pay two-thirds and the city will pay one-third. The project will be managed under direction of the Iowa Development Commission. The program is financed in part by the Federal government through the Housing & Urban Development Department. k Festival Queen A Titonka High School senior who lives on a farm four miles north of Wesley, Dorothy Seebeck, was crowned Queen of the 19th annual Kossuth Band Festival during ceremonies at the Algona Theatre here Saturday afternoon. Site of the crowning was changed to the theater when rain and cold weather forced postponement of the evening program, which was originally slated for the high school athletic field. The new Queen is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Seebeck. She plays the bell lyre in the band, is on student council, the annual and newspaper staff, in declam, mixed chorus, girls' glee club and is piano accompanist for small groups at the school. Miss Seebeck was crowned by last year's Queen, Charlotte Lappe of Burt. She has two sisters and a brother. (UDM Flash- foto by Don Smith) Bancroft Man Loses Arm In Corn Picker Mishap The first corn picking mishap reported in this area resulted in loss of the right arm and a fractured right leg for a well-known Bancroft area farmer, ScrealDe- Geeter, 55. Mr. DeGeeter sustained the severe injuries about 6:30 p.m. Thursday and was rushed by Garry ambulance from the De- Geeter farm, located about a half- mile south of Bancroft, to St. Ann Hospital here and after preliminary treatment, he was flown to a hospital at Rochester, Minn. The tragedy occurred as corn picking had barely gotten underway in this area. By Friday morning he was reported in fair condition at Rochester. Mrs. DeGeeter found her husband lying injured in a field about 150 yards from their house after hearing a strange noise. She immediately turned off the tractor that powered the picker in which her husband was entangled, then summoned neighbors and Dr. T.J. Egan of Bancroft by phone from the house, His arm was reportedly torn off at the shoulder and his tightly entangled pant leg resulted in a fractured ankle. Following a quick trip to St. Ann, he was given blood transfusions and it was decided to fly him to Rochester at once. He was able to talk to an attendant in the plane while on the trip to the Rochester hospital, although he was in very serious condition. Woman Hurt In Sunday Crash Near Irvington A LuVerne woman, Mrs. Virginia Merriam, an employee of St. Ann Hospital, got off work Sunday afternoon and headed by auto for her home, A short time later, she was back at the hospital receiving treatment for injuries received in an auto accident. The auto she was driving, which was headed east on the blacktop road five miles east of Irvington, went out of control, hit a mailbox, went through a bridge and wound up in the ditch. Her injuries were undetermined, but she remained at the hospital Monday in good condition. Monday A.M. To Give Alarm A family of seven, including five children, luckily escaped injury when an early morning fire was discovered in a bed room of their rural Algona home Monday. One of the children discovered the house filled with smoke and routed the rest of the members of the family out of bed. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ladelioff and their children, who live in a house on a farm owned by Mrs. M.H. McEnroe, Algona, about six miles northwest of Algona, were very fortunate to escape what might have been a disaster. A mattress in a second floor bed room smouldered, probably for some time, before breaking into flames. Mr. Ladehoff, a hired man on the farm, controlled the blaze until Algona firemen, who were called at 0:03a.m.(ar- rived at the scene and put it out. The Ladelioffs, who moved into the house in December, 1965, were all asleep when the fire got its start and cause of the blaze is not known. There was no estimate of damage, although it was quite extensive. Awaking and finding the house full of smoke, one of the children got everyone else out of bed and the fire department was called. The fire destroyed the mattress, which was hauled out of an upstairs window by firemen, and burned a hole through the floor. There was also water damage to both portions of the house. According to Mrs. Louis McEnroe, who with her husband rushed to the scene, the house and several outbuildings on the same farm were destroyed by fire some years ago and the house damaged Monday had been moved on to the place following the first fire. Fire Prevention Week got off to a poor start as firemen were also called to Wilmont Spraying Service southwest of Algona about 2 a.m. Sunday. This call was a false alarm. A fire set by kids playing with matches ignited a trash box at the rear of the Upper Des Moines building last Wednesday. No serious damage resulted. The Algona fire department responded to the call. Get Nurses Caps IOWA CITY, IOWA - Janet Angle of Burt, Candace Elliot of Swea City and Carole Smidt of Titonka will be among 158 sophomores in the University of Iowa College of Nursing who will receive caps in a traditional candlelight ceremony Oct. 15 at 2 p.m. To Dentistry College IOWA CITY, IOWA- A student from Fenton is among 62 admitted as freshmen to the University of Iowa College of Dentistry this fall. He is Dennis Dahl of rural Fenton.

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