The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 5, 1967 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, December 5, 1967
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The "FIRST-OMHE-WEEK" Tabloid ?ltor Beg Two Sections - 24 Tabloid Pages ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second clnss matter at the postorflcc at Algona. Inwa (50511), Nov. 1. 1!>32. under Act of Congress of March 3. 1B7!) ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1967 VOL. 101 NO. 92 Chris Jensen, Algona, Dies; Funeral Held Funeral services for Christian Jensen, 84, Algona, were held at 10:30 a. m. in the Presbyterian church with Rev. Walter Morz officiating. Burial followed at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens and McCullough's Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Jensen, lifelong Kossuth county resident, died Friday at the Good Samaritan Home here. He was born Feb. 11, 1883 in Kossuth county, a son of Soren and Johanna Nelson Jensen, and married Euphamia Blain here March 25, 1909. They farmed in this area until 1946 when they retired and moved to Algona. His wife preceded him in death in 1953 and Mr. Jensen had been a resident of Good Samaritan since 1963. Survivors include two daughters, Gladys (Mrs. Jerome Eisenbarth) and Bernice (Mrs. Eldon Shaw,), Algona, five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Council Sets Hearing On Highway Job With new hour,s for the city dump going into effect Dec. 1, the city council approved Hugo Gade as superintendent of the dump during a meeting Wednesday night. Hours now in effect are 7a.m., to 6 p. m. daily and closed Sunday. About 14 blocks in the northeast portion of the city were vacated at the request of executors of the estates of Virgil Smith and Bernard Frankl. An offer for purchase of the vacated streets was tabled. Mayor Bill Finn was authorized to send a letter of approval for a proposed highway 169 improvement through the city for a public hearing to be held Dec. 14 by the State Highway Commission. The mayor also received a letter from the commission saying that a proposal for lighting the intersection of highways 1G9 and 18 north of Algona is still under consideration. A class B beer permit was granted to Algona Bowling Lanes. The new officers and board members of the Algona Industrial Development Corporation were presented at a banquet for stockholders Thursday evening at the Algona Country Club. Richard Cook, owner of Cook's Welders Supply, was named president of the organization for the coming year. Other officers elected are Al Agena, vice president; Bill Steele, secretary; and Murray Mowers, treasurer. Re-elected to the board of directors were James Milder, Pat Montag, George Allen, Al Agena and Richard Cook. Featured speaker at the banquet was Larry Heeren, Community Planning and Development Consultant for the Northern Natural Gas Co. Bill Conn, retiring president of the industrial group, was master of ceremonies. Approximately 120per- sons attended. Entertainment was provided by a flute trio composed of Susan Johnson, Nancy Kolp and Barbara Harris. They were accompanied by Sandra Faulstich. Barbershopper Extravaganza Here Dec. 6 The annual Benefit Barber- shopper Extravaganza will be staged at Garrigan High School Wednesday, Dec, 6, at 8 p.m., with barbershop singers from Fort Dodge and Algona performing. Three groups from Fort Dodge, the Town & Country Chorus, Three Bards and a Thorn, and the Chord Huskers will appear here as well as the Algona Corn- belt Chorus and singing groups, the Negatones and Serenaders. Back Broken In Crash; 7 Weekend Accidents A 20-year old Fenton man, Warren Householder, sustained crushed vertabra when the auto in which he was riding, driven by Gene Lockwood, 23, Lone Rock, left highway 44 four miles north of Fenton and crashed into a farm driveway at 1:30 a. m. Sunday. The injured man, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Householder, Fenton, was taken with Mr. Lockwood, who suffered nose and head Algonan Electrocuted George Gadc. Algona man. was electrocuted about 8:.10 a.m. Monday morning, when the boom of a dragline severed a high voltage wire on an KKC line, two miles cast and two south of Corwilh. Mr. Gadc, longtime employee of the Merryman Bridge Construction Co. of Algona. was in a crew working on a Hancock County bridge construction job. He died immediately. Dr. John Camp, medical examiner from Britl said. His body was taken to the Boughton Funeral Home at Britt. Air. Gadc is survived in his immediate family by his wife, Gladys, and three children, Gary. Glcnnda and Geoffrey. When the wire severed and fell, Mr. Gadi; was standing in such a position that his body acted as a conductor for the high voltage charge. The accident happened near the Ben Krebs farm in Hancock county, from which place medical help was called. Dick Cook New Head Of Industrial Development DICK COOK Kiwanis Club Pancake Day Is This Week The Algona Kiwanis Club will hold a Pancake Day, with serving from 7 to 9:30 a. m. and from 11 a. m. to 1:30 p. m., at the new Legion Hall here this Saturday, Dec. 9. Co-chairmen of the event are Don Jones and Gene Hutchins They are in charge of planning the event. Other chairmen named include Clair Blossom, tickets; Mel Bay and Del Brandt, food and supplies; Elgin Allen and Ted Charles, kitchen; Pat Montag and Don Jones, grill and serve; and Bob Hillberg, headwaiters and floor men. All members of the organization are now selling tickets. License Sales Good Sale of 1968 motor vehicle licenses were running well ahead of a similar date for last December, it was reported this week from the office of the County Treasurer here. New vehicle licenses went on sale Dec. 1. Armor Lemkee Passes Here; Funeral Held Armor M. Lemkee, 83, well- known Algona retired farmer, died Saturday at St. Ann hospital where he had been a patient for several weeks. Funeral services for Mr. Lemkee, who farmed in the Irvington area for 42 years prior to retirement, were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Presbyterian church here, with Rev. Walter Morz officiating. Burial followed at Riverview cemetery and McCullough's Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Armor Maxmillian Lemkee, son of Henry and Mary Miller Lemkee, was born at Gunnison, Colo. He married Pearl Kimball Sept. 14, 1914, and they farmed the same place at Irvington for 42 years before retiring and moving to Algona. He had been a resident of Iowa for 81 years and of this area for 53 years. Survivors include his wife; seven children, Ralph, Paul and Robert, Algona; Eugene, Irvington; Elizabeth (Mrs. Fleet Crane), Montrose, Ark,; Helen (Mrs. Wayne Bown), Kimball, Nebr.; and Adele (Mrs. Henry Schiedell), Riverside, N. J.; three sisters, Josephine Meurer, Wesley; Suzanne, Bramble, Ollie; and Dorothy Bonnett, Amboy, Minn.; and 18 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son who died in infancy $25,000 Damage Matter Filed; Jury Reports A $25,000 damage suit was filed in district court here this week by Mrs. Wilbur Monson et al, plaintiff, vs. Kossuth County. Reason for the action was a motor-bike pickup truck mishap here on Phillips street, Aug. 18, 1967. A Honda driven by Mrs. Monson's son, Duane, and a pickup owned by Kossuth county and driven by Cornelius Zaugg, collided and the plaintiff alleges negligence on the part of the county's driver. The Monson youth, 17 at the time, was injured, according to the petition, and the $25,000 is sought for his injuries, doctor bills, loss of wages, etc. Petit jurors reported here Monday at 10 a. m. and were slated to hear an OMVI matter State vs. Sarchet. Meanwhile, Philip Carman entered a plea of guilty to an OVM1 charge before Judge Richard Cooper and was fined $300 and costs. Appeal bond was set at $500. Shoplifters Caught Two teenage shoplifters were apprehended last week at the Holiday Stationstore in Algona. Their names were turned over to Algona police- and action is pending. Hire O.E.O. Nurse The Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc. has announced the employment of Mrs. Aileen Schacherer, R.N., of Wallingford as Head Start nurse, at a salary of $510 per month. She will work in seven counties. lacerations, to Holy Family, Estherville, then the former was transferred Sunday to a Rochester, Minn, hospital for further treatment. The auto was headed south at the time of the mishap, according to Patrolman Charles Bird. The driver stated he fell asleep and the vehicle veered into the ditch and struck the drive way entrance. The driver was charged with reckless driving. The auto sustained an estimated $500 damage and the re was no late report on the condition of Householder early Monday morning. A pair of freak accidents resulted in the deaths of two calves owned by Phil Eischen, who farms west of Algona. Both mishaps occurred Friday. The first was at 5:30 p. m. when a car driven by Darlene J. Devine, 35, Algona, struck a calf as it ran into the path of her auto six miles west and three- fourths mile north of Algona. Damage to the auto was estimated at $215. The second was at 9:45 a. m. six miles west of Algona on highway 18 when a car driven by James G. Sidall, 26, Iowa Falls, which was headed west, struck another calf under similar circumstances. Damage to the auto was estimated at $225. Patrolman Bird investigated both mishaps. Two crashes occurred here during the weekend. Saturday at 8:35 p. m., a car driven by Walter E. Adams, Algona, which was headed south on Minnesota street, struck a parked car owned by Maurice Thompson, also Algona, inflicting an estimated $250 damage to the Thompson car and$l,000damage to the Adams vehicle. Mr. Adams told police who investigated that lights from an oncoming car blinded him and he did not see the parked car. He was charged with failing to have control of his vehicle. The second occurred Sunday at 2 p. m. when autos driven by Patrick J. Schiltz, 16,'and Jerome P. Elbert, 16, both of Algona, collided at the intersection of Thorington and McGregor streets. Total damage to the autos was estimated at $70 by police. A 17-year old Humboldt youth, Eldon L. Olson, reported to police that his auto struck a tree near the intersection of McGregor and Moore streets about 11:30 p. m. Wednesday. Damage to the auto .was estimated at $600. According to his report, he was headed south, turning west, when the mishap occurred. Friday at 9:45 a. m., an auto driven by Norbert J. Kelley, 62, Algona, which was headed south and turning east at the intersection of Thorington and Overmeyer Drive, skidded and slid into a cable near the swimming pool. Damage to the auto was estimated at $85. Police investigated.

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