The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 24, 1967 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, October 24, 1967
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The "FIRST-OMHE-WEEK" Tabloid 16 Pages Tabloid ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second class matter at the postofficc .it Algona, Iowa (50511). Nov. 1, 1!)32. under Act of Congress of March 3. 187!) ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1967 VOL. 101 NO. 81 Current Term District Court Is Now Over The current term of district court ended during the weekend when jurors were dismissed by Judge Murray Underwood of Spencer. Prior to the term's completion, a divorce was granted to Joane Thilges from Clarence Thilges and a default judgment was granted to the Farmers Coop Elevator for $1,596.08 from Ted Hilbert. Jurors for the next term will be drawn shortly by County Clerk Alma Pearson. Four Mishaps, One Hurt In This Vicinity Four minor mishaps were reported in this area during the weekend. Most serious was one that occurred five miles southeast of Bancroft on a county road at 12:30 a.m. Friday. A Seattle, Wash, man, Cyril Deitering, 35, sustained a cut above an eye when the auto he was driving, which was headed west, missed a crossing and went into a ditch. Damage to' the auto was estimated at $700. The mishap was reported to the sheriffs office here. Cars driven by Susan K. Lovstad, 21, Burt, and Timothy Elbert, 16, Whittemore, collided on East State street here Friday, resulting in only $40 damage to the vehicles. William H. Spurgeon, 21, Whittemore, was charged with failing to leave information here Saturday at 12:55 a.m. when his auto, which was backed across State street, struck a parked auto owned by Milton 0. Bilyeu, 40, Algona. There was no damage to the Whittemore vehicle and an estimated $125 damage to the Algona car. At 9 p.m. Saturday, a vehicle driven by Randal J. Hinton, 16, Algona, struck the Northwestern Railway underpass on East Oak street here, resulting in an esti- matted $95 damage to the auto. Local police investigated all local mishaps. $3 Stolen Thieves took about $3 in cash ' from the office of Eastlawn Memorial Gardens on South Phillips street during the weekend. The money was taken from a desk drawer after the rear door was forced open. Police were notified at 4:25 p.m. Sunday and investigated the matter. To Lead Seminar Dr. LeRoy I. Strohman of Algona will lead a scientific discussion at the 1967 annual meeting of the American Society of Dentistry for Children Oct. 2729 in the Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D. C. Dr. Strohman is secretary of the North Central Iowa District Dental Association Rites Held For Hunting Party Ends ft 4 f •*• "*r **^ * Dot Smith, 75, On Saturday Funeral services~for-Mr.s.Don Smith, Sr., 75, well-known IHe- long resident of the Algona area, were held Saturday at 11 a. m. in the Congregational church with Rev. Frank Harcey officiating. Burial followed at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens and McCullough's Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Howard Stephenson, Ted Herbst, Al Buchanan, Dean Parrott, Ed Gilmore and M. H. Honsbruch. Mrs. Smith succumbed shortly before midnight, Oct. 18, to a heart ailment at St. Ann hospital here. She had been ill for about 10 months and hospitalized since Sept. 26. Myrtle Lucile Carlon, daughter of William and Myrtle Fitch, was born on a farm near Livermore Nov. 23, 1891. She attended schools in this area and was a graduate of Algona High School. She married Donald P. Smith here Oct. 14, 1911 and had been nearly a lifelong resident of this city. Mr. and Mrs. Smith observed their 56th wedding anniversary four days before her death. Mrs. Smith was very active in church and community affairs, prior to her illness, being a member of D.A.R., the Delphian Society and church circle and other organizations. To her friends, she was known affectionately as Dot. She is survived by her husband; two sons, Craig and Don, Jr., Algona; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Marjorie (Mrs. Frank Harriman), Sun City, Calif. Two brothers, Lt. Commander Charles Carlon and Kenneth Car- Ion, preceded her in death. 9 File For 5 Town Council Seats Bancroft Nine men have filed for five seats on the Bancroft town council for the election on Tuesday, November 7, 1967. Four incumbents and five others filed nomination papers with Town Clerk, Joseph M. Kramer before the deadline Tuesday, October 10 at midnight. Five men will be elected. Councilman John L. Welp is not seeking re-election. Incumbents seeking re-election are Ed Marlow, Eugene Elsbecker, Homer McCarthy, and George Kockler, Their terms expire January 1, 1968. Others filing nomination papers are William Droessler, J. R. Kennedy, Arthur Welp, Sr., Walter Deitering, and R. C. Fangman. H, J. McNertney has filed for the position of Mayor. Present mayor, William R. Shoenhair, is not seeking re-election. In Tragedy for Two Girl Scouts Honored Three Algona girls were in a select group of 50 Girl Scouts from the Sioux City Diocese receiving the Marion Award at Templeton, la., Sunday, Oct. 8. Honored from this area were, left to right, DebraSpecht, Phyllis Pentecost and Jolene Lallier. The awards were presented by the Most Rev. Frank H. Greteman, Auxiliary Bishop of the Sioux City Diocese. After the presentation of awards, given during a mass, the girls and their families were treated to a large dinner. Jury Acquits Defendant Here In $40,333 Suit A verdict in favor of the defendant was returned by a district court jury here Friday afternoon. Jack Davis as administrator of the estate of Ronald 0. Davis was plaintiff in a suit brought against Dr. M. R. Baldwin, chiropractic doctor of Algona, with the plaintiff asking $40,333. Basis for the suit was the death of a baby born to Mrs. Marjorie Davis, two months premature, and which died two days later. The plaintiff alleged that a treatment for a low backache was responsible for the premature birth. Among the most vital points brought forth in the trial were the fact that the dates involved were in error and testimony from qualified experts that the treatment of the backache had nothing to do with the baby's death. The case was started Wednesday and continued through Thursday. John A. Dorenbush, Lakota, was foreman of the jury with the other members Marcella Urich, Carroll Potter, Charles G. Kollasch, Whittemore; Selina Clifton, Burt; Clara Amesbury, Dolores Hopkins, Algona; Lorraine Work, Swea City; Herman Maahs, Lillian Votteler, Fenton; and Norma Paetz, Algona. Judge Murray Underwood presided. Emma Reisner Burial Monday At Lofts Creek Funeral services for Emma Reisner, 92, Lone Rock, and a resident of Good Samaritan Home, Algona, since January, were held at 2 p. m. Monday in the Lotts Creek Immanuel Lutheran church with Rev. A. E. Vehling, officiating. Burial was in the Lotts Creek cemetery, McCullough Funeral Chapel, Algona, was in charge of arrangements. Mrs, Reisner was born Emma Kading at Adel^ Wise., and was married there in 1898 to Herman R, Reisner. He died in 1946. They moved to this area from Wisconsin in 1904 and farmed in the Lone Rock area. In recent years Mrs. Reisner, had made her home with her son Noah in Algona. Survivors include the son, Noah Reisner, Algona; two grandchildren and four great- grandchildren. Pallbearers were James Walker, Clarence Kraft, Gerald Kuecker, Elroy Kulow, Arlin Kulow and Vernon Reisner. Honors At College Mary Elizabeth Nelson, a senior at Briar Cliff College, Sioux City, has been chosen as a member of the Academic Affairs Committee on campus. In this capacity, she is a part of the Student Senate at the college. A graduate of Garrigan High School, she is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Nelson, Corwith, and a member of St. Benedict parish. Dr. Johns, Byron Boos Of West Bend Killed A weekend hunting trip by four West Bend men ended in tragic death for two of them, early Saturday morning. Dr. James Johns, 45, well- known veterinarian of West Bend, and Byron Boos, 36, postoffice clerk at West Bend, died as a result of injuries in an automobile mishap early Sunday morning on a county road along the east shore of Big Spirit Lake. A third West Bend man, Merle Porter, 45, clothing store proprietor, was injured in the same accident, received a broken shoulder, lacerations and other juries, but was making satisfactory recovery Monday. He is in the Spirit Lake hospital. The accident happened about 1:30 a. m. Sunday. A fourth member of the hunting party which left West Bend early Saturday for the cottage of Dr. Johns near Big Stoney Point, Kent Eichelzer, was not with the other three when the accident happened. Authorities said that the car Boos was evidently driving, seemed to have hit a chuck hole in the little-used county road and went out of control, leaving the road and crashing into two trees. Dean Liesco of Worthington, Minn, discovered the car sometime after the accident and called help to the scene. Dr. Johns was still alive when the wreck was found, but died at the Spirit Lake hospital. Mr. Boos was dead at the scene. Funeral services for the two fatally injured men are pending at the Schellhammer Funeral Home at West Bend, and had tentatively been set for Wednesday. Dr. Johns is survived by his wife, Margaret, and six children, as well as his parents. Mr. Boos was not married, but is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Myron Boos of West Bend, and a sister, Mrs. John Hall of FonDuLac, Wise. Room For More In Sales Course • Eleven persons are enrolled in the third year of a sale refresher course being conducted by Charles Ullom, instructor of distributive education at the Algona High School. The course, which started its first of 8 two-day weekly sessions last week, at present has 11 retail clerks from various Algona businesses enrolled. Ac. cording to Mr. Ullom, there is room for a few more participants. Sessions are being held each week on Wednesdays and Thursdays for one hour, 8:30 to 9;30

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