The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 28, 1967 · Page 1
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The "FIRST-OMHE-WEEK" Tabloid &laona Upper Bess Two Sections - 1C Tabloid - 4 Metro ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second class matter at the postofficc at Algon.i. Iowa (50511). Nov. 1, 1932. under Act of Congress of March 3. 187!) ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1967 VOL. 101 NO. 90 Man Land Tract In Algona Is Sold For Development Sale of a tract of land owned for many years by R. W. Heise of Emmetsburg, located on a hilly section of ground just south of the Milwaukee tracks, and just west of the highway 169 railroad underpass, took place recently. Purchasers were Jerry D. Cowan, Raymond E. Johnson and Delmer J. Reding, all of Algona. The land area will probably be developed into some choice residential sites. Hazel Seely Funeral Held Here Monday Funeral services for Mrs. Howard (Hazel) Seely, 56, lifelong resident of the Algona area, were held at 1:30 p. m. in the First Methodist church, with Rev. William Noland officiating. Burial was at Riverview cemetery, with McCullough's Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Charles Dearchs, Ray Beamish, Everett Hanna, Kyle Keith, Wm. Kuhn, Sr., and Wm. Ringgenberg. Mrs. Seely was born Hazel Helen Burtis in Kossuth county on May 23, 1911. She was married at Mason City Oct. 13,1928, to Howard Seely, who survives. She died Thursday evening at St. Ann hospital. Survivors also include one son, J. Craig Seely, Baltic, S.D., a brother, Leo Burtis, and a sister, Mrs. Godfrey Geilenfeld, both of Eugene, Ore., and two grandchildren. Mrs. Seely was prominent in state purebred livestock circles. She served as secretary for one year of the Midwest Cheviot Society. $300 Donated Mrs. Dick Buscher, Algona, who started a fund to aid the Virgil Roethler family, rural Algona, whose daughter, Jacqueline, 14, was injured seriously in a farm accident recently, reported this week that a total of $300 has been contributed by persons in the area. An account for the fund has been opened at The Security State Bank and any donations may be left there or with Mrs. Buscher, 509 E. McGregor street. Dies Sunday Lewis Johnson, 96, long-time resident of Algona, died Sunday afternoon at St. Ann Hospital. Rites for him were pending at Hamilton Funeral Home here when the Upper Des Moines went to press. A complete obituary will appear in the next issue. Dies, Edward Berte Is Victim At Ottosen Edward A. Berte, 46, Pomeroy, former St. Joe resident, was killed instantly at 1:48 p. m. Saturday when the auto he was driving was demolished as it struck the engine of a 36-car Rock Island freight train at the south edge of Ottosen. Mr. Berte, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Berte of St. Joe, sustained multiple injuries, which included severe injuries to his head. The mishap occurred at the intersection of highway 222 and the Rock Island tracks at Ottosen. The auto, a 1967 Chevrolet sedan, was headed west and the train was headed southeast at the time of the tragedy. The old Ottosen creamery is located just north of the crossing. Following impact, Mr. Berte was thrown from his auto and was found lying near the middle * of the highway about 35 feet from the crossing. The car wound up barely off the highway on the southeast corner of the intersection on its wheels headed southwest. The engine of the auto was ripped loose and thrown out and the front end of the vehicle was ripped off. It was not known how fast the car or train were traveling at the time of the crash. By the time the train got stopped, the 29th car of the freight was at the intersection. A Bode man, Ralph Olson, witnessed the mishap. He was headed south near the scene in a pickup truck. Patrolman Charles Bird, Algona, Patrolman Ronald Lorn oine, Ft. Dodge, and a deputy sheriff from Humboldt investigated. Funeral services for Mr. Berte were slated to be held at 10 a. m. Tuesday in St. Joseph's Catholic church, St. Joe, with Fr. Leo Schumacher officiating. Burial was to follow at the parish cemetery with Hamilton Funeral Home, Algona, in charge of arrangements. Six cousins were selected as pallbearers, Alvin, Ray, Vernon, Sylvester, August and Adam Berte. Edward August Berte, son of John and Margaret Mergen Berte, was born June 9, 1921 at St. Joe. He never married and was a construction worker. He served during World War n and was a member of the American Legion and Amvets. Survivors include his parents and 12 brothers and sisters, Robert, Clarence and Bertha (Mrs. John Reding), Bode; Ernest, Swea City; Susan (Mrs. Merlin Altman), Algona; Albert, Livermore; Harold and Florentine (Mrs. Donald Orres), Ft. Podge; Rosemary (Mrs. Franklin Fischer), Pomeroy; Alverta Car-Train Crash ******* Milton Bilyeu Seriously Injured Milton Bilyeu, 40, Algona, line foreman for Algona Municipal Utilities for the past several years, sustained very serious injuries, including a broken jaw and hip, severe facial lacerations and internal injuries, when his auto, a 1963 Chevrolet station wagon, struck a driveway embankment a half-mile west of Algona on McGregor road about 5:30 a. m. Saturday. Mr. Bilyeu's auto is shown here. The front end of the vehicle was smashed back into the firewall, the steering post-steering wheel ripped out and the entire front seat area was spattered with blood. He was traveling east at the time of the mishap. The auto went off the narrow blacktop road about 200 feet west of the embankment and struck it head-on. The vehicle hit heavy pilings mounted in the embankment, the frame of the auto buckled and the interior of the vehicle was ripped up. Mr. Bilyeu was rushed to St. Ann hospital here where emergency treatment was given, then he was transferred to Veteran's Hospital at Des Moines where he was placed in the intensive care ward. According to relatives here, he was expected to be taken off the critical list sometime Monday and moved to another ward. (UDM Newsfoto) (Mrs. John Morrisey), Des Moines; George, Lee Summit, Mo.; and Sister M. Carol Ann, Emporia, Kans. Honorary pallbearers named were Richard Thul, Ray Zeimet, Robert Gronbach, Robert Bormann, Florian Faber and Pete Malkmus. Ledyard Man Hurt; Three Crashes In Area Oliver B. Graham, 46, Ledyard, was taken to St. Ann hospital here Thursday after the car he was driving was demolished in a one-car crash 1 1/2 miles north and a half- mile east of Burt on a blacktop road. The mishap occurred at 1:30 a. m. He sustained cuts and bruises. He was headed north when he apparently fell asleep. The auto went into the east ditch, through a fence and across a small drainage ditch. Deputy Sheriff Eppo Bulten investigated. A car driven by Cyril J. Wischmeyer, 20, Swea City, sustained an estimated $150 damage when it was involved in a mishap with a tractor driven by Daniel Pytelishi, Fairmont, seven miles north and one west of Swea City at 8:30 p. m, Wednesday, according to a report turned in at the sheriffs office. Saturday at 12 a. m., a parked car owned by Michael P. Hassel, 20, Fenton, rolled into a parked truck driven by Donald A. Lee, 29, Columbus, Miss., near the Chrome Cafe north of Algona. There was no damage to the auto and $85 damage to the truck. Register 28 New Vehicles In Past Week Twenty-eight new vehicles were registered in Kossuth county last week, as follows: Chevrolets — Clarence W. Arndorfer, Algona; John V. Evans, Algona; 'Arthur W. Boyken, Titonka; Robt. W. Walker, West Bend; Lloyd A. Broesder, Lone Rock; Gerald D. Schutjer, Titonka; Geraldine E. Duffy, Algona; Arthur M. Anderson, West Bend (PU); Fred C. Tigges, Bancroft (PU); Donald D.-Michaelsen, Titonka. Buicks - Angus L. Cotton, Lone Rock; Harlem J. Lacey, Algona; John Kohlhaas, Algona; Wm. N. Batt, Jr., Algona; Jessie C. Boyken, Titonka. Pontiacs - Neal O. Michaelsen, Titonka; Nevius P. Cuplin, West Bend; Chris C. Hemmen, Algona. Plymouths - Ken's Auto Service, Algona; St.-Michael's School, Whittemore. Ford - Harold F. Kuchen- reuther, Algona. Cadillac - Andrew J. Be rens, Bancroft. Dodge - Lawrence G. Monson, Bode. CMC - Frank M. Kramer, Swea City. International -Herbert F. Hensley, Algona. Miscellaneous—G. R. Farrow, Ledyard, Wilson Semi; Lyle Nothwehr, Lone Rock, Honda; Randall Lauck, Whittemore, Harley Davidson. Enter Pleas; District Court Jury Delayed Four pleas of guilty were entered in criminal cases here last week as the November session of district court got underway. Judge Richard W. Cooper heard the pleas. Three men, Virgil J. Jennings, Philip Carman and Walter Cran, were charged with OMVI. Sentencing will be completed at a later date. A fourth man, Harold 0. Tjelle, entered a plea of guilty to making beer available to minors and was fined $300 and costs. The petit jurors, slated to report Monday, Nov. 27, were notified by County Clerk Alma Pearson that they will report instead one week later, Dec. 4, at 10a.m. Info On Auto License Plates Is Released March 1,1968, is the enforcement date when 1968 auto license plates must be displayed on your car, but a penalty attaches Feb. 1. The penalty that applies Feb. 1, is 5% of the current license fee or a minimum of $1. To mail for your license, simply add 50? to your license fee shown on the lower left hand corner of your car registration. The 50? extra represents 25? for reflectorized plate fee (a state charge) and 25f for postage. The 1968 license plates are red numbers on a white back.

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