The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 7, 1967 · Page 1
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 1

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, November 7, 1967
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The "FIRST-OF-THE-WEEK" Tabloid . . . HUgona Upper &* 2 Sections - 28 Tabloid Page* , IOWA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1967 VOi. 101 NO. 85 ABC-TV Improvement Is Announced Place Church Tower Wild Chase Ends Here- Man Gets 56-Day Term Two Charged After Mishaps In The City A 24-year-old man arrested early Thursday after police pursued him at speeds over 100 . miles an hour from Fort Dodge to Algona has been sentenced to 56 days in jail. David Roy Grell, Ft. Dodge, pleaded guilty to eight traffic counts involving the 50-mile chase that ended when Algona police officer Alfred Schadendorf shot the front tire of his car. Police said they began pursuit of Grell's car shortly after 2a.m. after receiving a report that he allegedly pulled away from the Erickson Holiday Service Station, Ft. Dodge, without paying for a $3.62 gas purchase. Patrolmen began pursuit using the car's red light and siren in an attempt to stop the fleeing car which ran two stop signs. At the intersection of high ways 5 and 169, the car ran a roadblock set up by Lt. Don Ziems who fired a shot at the fleeing vehicle. The Ft. Dodge police patrol car attempted to pull along side of the car, but it swerved across the road. The chase continued to the south edge of Humboldt where Humboldt policeman Duane Saathoff in answer to request, set up another road block. Grell swerved around the roadblock as Saathoff fired one shot from a 12 gauge riot gun. Saathoff then joined in the chase with Fort Dodge officers as it continued north through Humboldt on highway 169. The two patrol cars continued the chase on highway 169 north to Algona where Schadendorf fired two shots from a riot gun at the car as it entered the city. Pellets from one of the shots struck the right front tire of GrelTs car but Grell drove to North Church st. here before the engine on his car stopped running. Officers then arrested Grell and returned him to Fort Dodge. He was charged by Fort Dodge police with failing to stpp at three stop signs, two counts of speeding, failing to yield to an emergency vehicle and having a defective exhaust on his car. He has also been charged by Humboldt police and three charges were also filed here; they are pending Grell's release from jail at Ft. Dodge. Swea Cityan Loses Teeth In Accident Philip Menke, 19, son of the Leander Menkes of Swea City, is in Holy Family Hospital at Estherville, after a one-car accident early Tuesday east of Swea City. Menke had facial injuries and lost several teeth when his car went into a ditch and over a farm driveway, His head hit the car's windshield, but he was able to walk to the Walter Renger farm aod call his parents. Lament M. Wegner, 21, Algona, was charged by Algona police with failing to have control of his vehicle following his report at 4:37 p.m. Sunday of an accident which occurred earlier. Driving a 1958 Plymouth in the fairgrounds, Wegner reported that he ran into a utility pole at the southeast corner of the Armory, with an estimated $250 in damages to the car. No damage to the pole was reported. The police department investigated two accidents Friday afternoon. The first was an inter sectional two-car collision at State and Roan streets at 3:53 p.m. Charles A. Spencer, 16, Algona, was charged with failure to yield. Driving north on Roan street in a 1967 Buick, he collided with a 1959 Chevrolet driven by Marlys Ann Curtis, 22, Burt. Estimated damages to the Spencer vehicle were $1,000 and to the Curtis auto at $350. Spencer suffered a cut on the right hand. The second accident occurred at 4:05 p.m. at the intersection of Diagonal and Elm streets when a 1967 Buick, driven by Cole' Thomas Black, 16, Algona, was struck from behind by a 1957 Plymouth, driven by David Zeimet, 17, Bode. Both vehicles were traveling south on Diagonal. Black had stopped at the school stop sign at the intersection and failed to signal a left turn, with Zeimet colliding from the rear. Zeimet was charged with failure to have control of his vehicle. Algona Man In National VFW Position Joseph A. Scerra of Gardner, Mass., Commander-in-Chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, has announced the.,appointment of Wilbur J. Zeigler, Algona, as National Aide-de-Camp, V.F.W. In appointing Zeigler, Commander-in-Chief Scerra commented, "It has long been the practice of the national organization to pick men for this appointment who are dedicated to serving their communities and to furthering the ideals of the nation and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The record of Mr. Zeigler proves he is such a person and I know he will continue to serve the organization in the same dedicated manner indicated by his background of service to the Y.F.W." Channel( Sets Nov. 15 For Turn-On A major expansion of facilities by KAUS-TV (AM and FM) at Austin and Rochester, Minn, should be of great interest to TV viewers in this area — including those who are anxiously awaiting final installation of translator equipment by KGLO-TV, Mason City, a project that is expected to be completed a mile east of Algona this winter. KAUS announced this week that reception from its station will be greatly improved and as a result of a new 1,000-foot tower located between Austin and Albert Lea, will serve a much larger area. The station, which has studios south of Austin, expects to begin transmitting its signal from the new tower about Nov. 15. So much-improved reception is expected here. According to officials of the station, twice the number of homes now being reached will be served by the new tower. Further remodeling of studio facilities at Austin will include live color studio camera and color film chain, with completion slated for Feb. 15, 1968. Interest here, of course, is centered on improved reception for the entire area. Cable TV has lost several times in elections in Algona and as a result, a push has been put on by those interested in improved reception through a translator set-up. It was hoped that all three networks, ABC, CBS, and NBC would hook up to the tower to be built here, but indications are that only CBS (KGLO) will be available as no other commitments have been obtained from interested television stations. Several have been approached, but to no avail, so the announcement from KAUS (formerly KMMT) will be welcomed in this area - especially if the present signal is boosted to the point where it is possible to receive ABC programs clearly. The translator group here has not given up hope of landing NBC for the area, but at present, there is no indication of such reception. The Austin announcement this week indicates Kossuth will have good reception of ABC and CBS. United Fund Is Over The Top It was announced Thursday that the United Fund campaign here surpassed it's goal of $16,000. With a few returns still to come in, the pledges as of Thursday morning were $16,207. In a letter which United Fund President Pudge Miller mailed to committee chairmen today, Mr. Miller indicated that this year's overage would make up the deficit on last year's campaign. The crowning glory was placed atop the new First Lutheran Church here, located at 1800 East North Street, Friday when a crew from Mason City hoisted a very attractive shiny tower to the highest point on the roof. A crane with a boom which extends to 75 feet was used to lift the tower to the top of the building. Al and Dick's Crane Service was employed to do the job. The crane can be seen in the photo above holding the tower above the church as three workmen line it up for a perfect landing. Rev. Robert Lorenz, pastor of the church, said Friday that it is probable the new building will be ready for occupancy by the middle of this month. Construction of the church began earlier this year (UDM Newsfoto) Franzenburg Will Speak At Democratic Dinner State Treasurer Paul Franzen- wxxxxftxxtxxxxxxxxxx burg will be the main speaker at the Kossuth county Democratic dinner this fall. According to an announcement by the Democratic Central Committee, the dinner will be held at the Veterans Community Center (old post office) in Algona Saturday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. There will also be a reception honoring Mr. Franzenburg from 6-7 p.m. immediately before the dinner. The reception is open to all dinner guests and will also be at the Veterans Community Center. Mr. Franzenburg is serving his second term as state treasurer. He, along with Iowa Governor Harold Hughes, is among the relatively few Iowa Democrats to survive,the Republican landslide at the last election. Because of his strong showing in the face of the Republican upsets, Mr. Franzenburg is considered to be the logical Democratic candidate for governor in the event Gov. Hughes decides to run for the U. S. Senate. Before his election as state treasurer, Mr. Franzenburg spent several years as a member of the Iowa Development Commission. He was vice-president of the Commission at the time of his election to public office in 1964. His service on the Commission and his record as state treasurer have won him the respect of the business community as well as the family farmer and wage earner. Mr. Franzenburg has been in Kossuth county on several previous occasions and has been received warmly each time. He was the main speaker at a similar Democratic dinner two years ago. Tickets are priced at $5 per person and are available from precinct committeemen and women throughout the county. They are also being sold by County Chairman Joe Straub in Algona and the Vice-chairman, Ruth Hurlburt, Swea City.

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