The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 4, 1968 · Page 15
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 15

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 4, 1968
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Sunday Fire Destroys Farm Four Thefts Home Of Kenneth Pattersons Are Re P° rted In This Area SWEA CITY -Kenneth Patterson feels "luckyand grateful" today even though his family lost all personal belongings In a $50,000 fire early Sunday. Fire destroyed the family's 4-bedroom split level home and forced the Pattersons to flee Into 18-below eero cold wearing only their i/ajamas about 2 a.m. Sunday. They live 5^ miles north of Swea City, "AH things considered, we feel pretty lucky," Patterson told The Sentinel today. "Everybody got out safe and people have been really wonderful. We've got more now than we had before the fire," he Joked. Friends and relatives have given clothing to the Pattersons and provided them with places to stay. The Pattersons were only able to save some meat stored In a deep freeee In their basement. A Siamese cat about to give birth to kittens apparently was lost In the fire. Patterson said today he had no idea what caused the fire. The Pattersons fled after one son, Clark, 9, smelted smoke and aroused the rest of the family. Patterson said they awoke to find flames creeping up one wall In the family recreation room. "I don't know whether it was wiring or what. Maybe some mice got in the wiring. There was no gas line there." Fleeing Into the cold were Mr. and Mrs. Patterson, Susan 13, Richard 7, Jim 6, Scott 5, and Clark. Another son, Robert, 16, attended a movie Saturday night and had car trouble, arriving home shortly after Swea City firemen reached the scene. Patterson, thinking that Robert was still inside the burning home, went back In to search for him and suffered burn's on his hands and face. He was treated at Fairmont Community Hospital and released. "They're Just superficial," hesaidtoday. "They're not painful." He and his wife are staying across the road with neighbors, Mr . and Mrs. Ralph Angle, where Patterson will be close by to do chores. He feeds livestock. A slight wind blew flames away from the burning home so that his outbuildings weren't threatened. Swea City and Armstrong firemen fought the fire, but the home was destroyed In about three hours. Extreme cold weather froze water sources causing a water shortage. Patterson said the home was insured. County Board Wants To Cut Ambulance Support A joint meeting of the Kossuth county board of supervisors and the Algona city council was held Wednesday evening prior to the regular meeting of the council. The supervisors requested termination or amendment of the present agreement, which was set up for a six- month period ending January 17. Under the present agreement, the county pays the city $400 a month for its services, not only in supplying an ambulance, but in manning the emergency calls which come into the police department, which then relays the call to other areas in the county. It is the wish of the supervisors that the county pay $200, rather than $400. It is the opinion of the council that the city furnishes a great service to the entire county through' manning the emergency calls and that the $400 is a fair charge. Since a quorum of the county board was not present, the joint meeting was adjourned to 1 p. m., January 4. Three bids were received for a sewer rooter, with O'Brien, offering the low bid of $3,500 for a hydraulic machine, receiving the contract. Other bidders were Flexible, $3,752.25, and Mainliner, $3,795. Five bids were received for gasoline and diesel oil. Low bid was from DX, which was accepted. Price for gas was 20.7; for #1 diesel, $12.85; and #2 diesel, 12.1. Other bids included American Oil (Standard): gas, 20.74; #1 diesel, .13; and #2 diesel, .12. Gulf Oil: gas, 22.7; #1 diesel, 15.6; and #2 diesel, 12.74. Continental Oil (Conoco): gas, 20.7; #1 diesel, 13.1; and #2 diesel, 12.1. Sinclair: gas, 21.84; #1 diesel, 13.33; and #2 diesel, 12.603. Five bids were received for a 1/2-ton pickup for the street department. Low bid, from Percival Motors, was accepted for a Dodge at the price of $1,925. Other bids included Kossuth Motor, Chevrolet, $1,935; Algona Impl., International, $1,995.76, and $1,983.76; Taylor Motor, Ford, $1,943.75; Joe Bradley Equipment (GMC) for $1,949. Mayor William J. Finn submitted the name of Joe Bradley, Jr. to replace Byron P. Richardson on the planning and zoning commission. The council approved the appointment. Council approved placing a water trap Into a hook-up to the storm sewer at the new home of Arnold Gade on North Jones street. The furnace at the street building developed trouble Wednesday during the day and is in need of some repair. The city is contacting the architect and engineer of the building regarding repairs. Bernard Devine Rites Held At Buffalo Center Last rights for Bernard J. Devine, 67, widely known retired farmer were held Saturday morning at 10:30 in St. Patrick's Church at Buffalo Center. Rev. Father E. W. Lechtenberg, pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Woden, officiated. Boughton Funeral $250 Award To LuVerne Man At Iowa State DOUGLAS HOLMES AMES, IA. - Douglas Holmes, 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Holmes of LuVerne, has been given a George Gund Animal Science Award in the amount of $250 at Iowa State University where he is a senior student in animal science. Established in 1936 by the late George Gund, the scholarship is given to outstanding senior students in animal science on the basis of high scholastic standing, character and participation in university activities. Douglas and his wife, Linda, and their two children live at Pammel Court in Ames. He intends to enter either veterinary medicine or graduate school. Home was in charge of arrangements. Interment took place in Bingham Cemetery at Woden. Bernard Joseph Devine, son of Bernard W, and Katherine Owens Devine, was born September 24, 1900 at Livermore. His education was received at Livermore where he grew to manhood. On February 12, 1929 he was united in marriage to Elenora Reding, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Reding of St. Joe, Iowa. The couple established their home on a farm near LuVerne. The home was blessed with four sons and three daughters, Richard, Gerald, Joan, Donald, Emily, Judith and Dale. The family farmed near Corwith for many years before moving to their farm near Woden in 1941, and then in 1960, retired to Crystal Lake due toMr.Devine's health. He and his family were active in civic and community interests. His life centered with agriculture programs and his family as well as church life. He is survived by his wife Elenora; the children, Richard, Iowa City; Gerald, Colo, Iowa; Mrs. Donald (Joan) Gray, Denison, Iowa; Donald, Lake City; Emily, now Sister Mary Moreen R.S.M., Cedar Rapids; Judith, Minneapolis; and Dale, Crystal Lake. Also surviving are eight grandchildren; and one brother, Jack Devine, Britt. In addition to his parents he was proceeded in death by five brothers. Auction dates that'have been listed with the Upper Des Moines for the near future follow: JAN. 6, SATURDAY - Ervin Gallon Farm Auclion, 9:45 a. m. From 18 and 169 junclion at Algona, go 4 1/2 miles east on 18, then 2 south, 1 east, and first place south; or from Sexton, 2 miles south, 2 west and first place south. Machinery, buildings, wagons, some catlle and feed, miscellaneous. See full delails Ihis issue. CharleyQuinn and Dulch Leek, Auclioneers; Iowa Stale Bank, Algona, Clerk. TUESDAY, Jan. 9,12:30p.m.- Farm auclion sale of Terry & Jack Tieman, al farm located 7 miles east of Burt on blacktop then 2nd place south on west side of road. Offering machinery, buildings, livestock and miscellaneous as given in detail in Jan. 4 issue of this newspaper. Charley Quinn and Lyle Benson, auctioneers; Lone Rock Bank, clerk. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 10, 12:30 p.m. —Don Kollasch farm auction, offering complete line farm machinery, hay and straw, miscellaneous farm necessities. Farm located 2 miles west and 3 north, then 1/2 west of Buffalo Center, or across the road from town of Stevens. DeVries Bros., auctioneers; Farmers Trust & Savings Bank, Buffalo Center, clerk. Sale details in this issue. FRIDAY, JAN. 12, 1 p.m. Ed Donovan farm auction at farm 3 miles east of REC bldg. in So. Emmetsburg, or 1/2 north and 3 west of Cylinder. Machinery, hogs, cattle, etc. Sale details coming up. Auctioneers: Lloyd Berkland and Tommy Mehan. Clerk: Cylinder Stale Bank. FRIDAY, JAN. 12 - 1 p. m., Farm Auction sale of Forest Cutshall, at;,,farm located 21/4 miles east of Corwith on black- lop, or 7 miles soulh and 5 3/4 miles wesl of Britt. Selling tractors, machinery, livestock and misc. items. Complete de- lails in Ihis issue of UDM. Johnson and Murra, Auctioneers; First National Bank of Klemme, Clerk. Is your office furniture in sad shape? Look over the new office desks, chairs, files and safes at the Office Supply Dept. of THE UPPER DES MOINES. A variety of theft mailers were reported to local officials, police and sheriffs office, this week. With the exception of one, all occurred during the weekend. Most humorous was the one reported by Rev. Milo Dailey, who told police that a 50-foot exlension cord, which he used lo plug inlo his car lo keep il warm, had been slolen. He later called and reported the family dog had been the culprit. Leroy Wyatl, Algona, reported Ihefl of a Pamline hjgh pressure sprayer from his pickup Iruck, which was parked easl of the Masonic Temple. Value of the sprayer was placed al $324 and il was laken during the weekend. A 14-year old youth from Corwith was apprehended allhe Davis Painl slore Tuesday when he was allegedly caughl stealing painl. Final disposition of Ihe mailer was nol known Wednesday morning. Jon Pulnam, Algona, reported lo local officers that a Colt .45 caliber pistol owned by him had been stolen sometime after Oct. 15. He had loaned the gun lo Dean Benscholer, rural Algona, and il was laken from Ihe latter's home. Last Rites Are Held Here For Ida Leffert Funeral services for Mrs. Ida A. Leffert, 86, lifelong resident of Algona, were held Thursday, Dec. 28 at 1:30 p. m. in the Methodisl church here, wilh Rev. William Noland officialing. Burial followed al Easl Lawn Memorial Gardens, wilh McCullough's Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangemenls. Pallbearers were Wayne Keilh, Wally Hill, Russell Buchanan, John Love, Fred Kenl, Jr., and Fred Geigel. Mrs. Leffert died Salurday, Dec. 23, al Park Hospital, Mason Cily, where shehadbeenapalienl five days. She was laken there after suffering a broken hip " She was born Feb. 28, 1881 al Bancroft, the daughter of Olaf and Hannah Anderson, and married David L. Leffert June 23, 1915. Mrs. Leffert was a member of Eastern Star and a Past Matron of thai organization and a member of the Methodist church where she was very active until recent years. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Mrs. ILa Parsley, Tokyo, Japan; three grandchildren ; and a sister. Historical Society Has A Good Financial Year The annual meeting of Ihe Kossulh Counly Historical Society will be held at the American Legion building (old post office) in Algona, Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 1 p. m. Reports will be given by various committees and officers and directors will be elected, according lo C. R. Schoby, presidenl. All members are urged lo attend and help plan for the future. Coffee and cookies will be served and open house will be held at the museum following the meeting. The year 1967 has been Ihe biggesl in Ihe hislory of Ihe Sociely. Largesl single aclion was Ihe purchase of Ihe former Legion hall for use as a museum and possession was laken June 1. The work on Ihe building was under Ihe supervision of William Dau, chairman of the house committee, and Mrs. Wayne Keilh, chairman of the museum committee. Open house was held al Ihe museum Sepl. 17. The building, 30 x 50 feel, has Iwo floors and a basement. Downstairs is the reception desk, a record and research depart- menl of books, histories of the county, etc., and a file of the Upper Des Moines dating from 1870 lo 1935. Nearby is the War Memorial area and about half of the area is given over to a period living room with many beautiful and unusual exhibits of pioneer days here. The upstairs is filled with many exhibits, including a grandmother's kitchen, wearing apparel, pictures of early Kossuth, etc. One area includes an art department where it is expected exhibits will be changed from time to time. To date, the basement, which is in very good shape, is unfinished. There is a repair shop and a display of heavier items and work tools. The museum has been open Fridays from 2 to 5 p. m, and from 20 to 40 persons have visited during those three hours each week. At the close of 1967, the Society had 122 life members, 275 regular members, 26 contributing members and nine sustaining members. During the year, a lolal of $3,248 was received in dues; $4,076 in memorials; $1,386.30 donations; $410.36 was raised al Ihe annual bean supper; and $202.41 miscellaneous. Total receipts amounted to $11,551.67.' Disbursements included $8,080 paid on the building; $1,797.85 repairs and operating expenses; $425.81 interest, insurance and rent; and $232.61 miscellaneous for a total of $10,546.27. The Society opened the year with a bank balance of $442.34 and now has $1,005.40 in the bank, with only $1,920 remaining to'be paid on the building. The dues are: $2 - regular member; $1 - junior member (school age); $10 - contributing member; $50-sustaining member; $25-life member (pay able once), Memorials or contributions are also accepted (and needed). II is probable the annual bean supper will again be held on Feb. 22, 1968 - and the Society is interested in forming a Pioneer Club. Anyone whose ancestors came to Kossuth prior to 1868 is eligible. Further information may be obtained by contacting Capitola Sample, phone 295-5223, Algona. Retarded Child Meet The Kossulh Counly Council for Relarded Children would like lo invite all interested persons to a meeting Tuesday, Jan. 9, at 8 p. m. in Ihe American Legion clubroom basement in Algona. Kenneth Heagy of Ft. Dodge, director of Ihis area sheltered workshop, will be Ihe fealured speaker. Skull Fracture Suffered In Motor Crash A 20-year old Whillemore man, Everett E. Maahs, sustained a severe skull fraclure and was in serious condition for a while al St. Ann Hospital here, when Ihe aulo he was driving crashed inlo a ditch a mile wesl of Algona Monday al 2:15 a. m. According lo reporls, he was somewhal improved Tuesday. He was one of Ihree persons hurl in New Year's weekend crashes (six of Ihem) in Ihis area. Olhers injured included Gary G. Geilenfeldl, 20, Lakola, lacerated cheek; and Barbara Coy, 18, Elmore, bump on Ihe head. Maahs was hurl when Ihe aulo he was driving, a 1961 Mercury, was demolished when il slruck a driveway al the farm of Kenneth Teeter along McGregor Road. According lo Sheriff Ralph Lindhorsl, who investigated, Ihe aulo was headed easl, wilh Maahs al Ihe wheel and Skip Perkins, 20, Whittemore, a passenger. The vehicle went off Ihe soulh edge of Ihe narrow blacktop road, swerved and went across Ihe road and struck the Teeter driveway on the north side. The auto then flew through the air for quite a distance and landed on Us wheels on Ihe north side of Ihe blacktop wilh Us righl rear fenderagainsl a utility pole, headed northeast. Maahs was Ihrown from the auto, landing some distance easl of Ihe smashed car. Perkins apparentiy was uninjured. Besides totalling the auto, an estimated $50 damage resulted lo a fence. Geilenfeldl and Ihe Coy girl were hurt when Ihe car driven by the former, which was headed west on a gravel road a mile north and one-half mile west of Lakola, went oul of control, slammed into the north ditch and struck a rock. Damage to the auto was estimated al $600. The injured were treated by a doctor and released. The mishap occurred at 2 a. m. Monday. Lucky to escape injury, according to Deputy Sheriff Eppo Bulten, were Robert F. Bleich, 19, Wesley, and Lee F. Froehlich, 21, Algona, whose aulos each suslained $1,000 damage in a collision 2 1/2 miles south of Sexton on a blacktop road at 2:15 a. m. Monday. The Bleich vehicle was headed south and the Froehlich machine was headed north at Ihe time of the crash. Bulten, who investigated, charged Froehlich with driving to Ihe left of Ihe center line. A Humboldl man, Chris E. Schmidt, 66, was charged with failing to enter a highway safely after making a stop when his auto and one driven by Timothy J. Struecker, 20, Fenton, collided al a blacktop-gravel road intersection six miles south of Whittemore at 12:10 p. m. Sunday. Schmidt was headed east and Struecker south at the time. Damage, according to Bulten, who investigated, amounted to $225. Two mishaps were reported in Algona. Glen W. Tschetler, 20, Algona, was unhurt when Ihe car he was driving skidded as he attempted lo lurn al Ihe intersection of College and Woosler slreels at 11:40 p. m. Saturday and struck a tree. Damage to Ihe auto was estimated al $200 by police who investigated. Friday, al 10:20 p. m., an auto driven by Russell R. Harms, 17, Algona, suslained $1 damage when il slruck a car driven by Steven A. Hulchison, 18, Algona, from the rear on East Stale slreel here. Bolh were headed easl and ice was blamed for Ihe minor mishap, which was investigated by local police. An estimated $75 damage resulted to Ihe auto driven by Hulchison. A Swea City youth faces two charges after a one-car acci- Thurtday, Jan. 4, 1968 Algeria, (la.) Upper fat Mo!fl*t~9 dent 9 p. m. Saturday, in which $2,500 damage was done lo farm implements and his car. Ronald C. Espland, 17, was going west on highway 9 and as he entered a 25-mile per hour speed zone easl of Swea Cily, authorities said his car left the road, and entered Ihe Greiman Implement lot. A rotary hoe received $800 damage, a self-loading wagon $700 damage, and Espland' s 1959 Thunderbird was damaged about $1,000. He faces charges of reckless driving and possession of beer by a minor. Iowa Highway Patrolman, T. E. Cogdall, investigated the accident. Ledyard Lady Dies Services for Mrs. Anna M. Torgersen, 79, Ledyard, were held Salurday at the Congregational church in Avoca. Burial followed there. Mrs. Torgersen died of cancer Wednesday evening at Mercy Hospital, Mason City, where she had been a patient since Nov. 25. She was born Sept. 1, 1888 in Denmark and came to Council Bluffs as a child. She was married to Thomas C. Torgersen June 14,1905, at Hancock. They farmed near Potlawattamle until 1934 when they moved to Mason City. She came to Ledyard about 10 years ago. Survivors include two sons, Elvin, Mason City, and Raymond, Bosier City, La.; a daughter, Mrs. Harold Herzog, Ledyard; three sisters, Mrs. Chris Anderson, Alden, Mrs. Carrie Eggers, Council Bluffs, and Mrs. Elsie Chrisinger, St. Petersburg, Fla.; and a brother, James, Hancock • Meeting Slated The monthly meeting of St. Ann's Auxiliary will be held Monday, Jan. 8, at 1:30 p. m. in the hospital staff room. On the program will be Helen Huber, who will talk about the Food Stamp Program. Everyone is invited to attend. Three Licenses Three licenses to wed were issued al Ihe office of Counly Clerk Alma Pearson Ihis week. They wenl to John T. Scobba and Patricia D. 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