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February 3, 1937

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 5

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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 3 H 1937 FIVE DAMAGE SUIT AT ALGONA HEARD $10,000 Asked by Harold Johnston (or Injuries in Accident. ALGONA--The first li'ial of the current term of the Kossuth district court skirled Tuesday with Judge F. C. Davidson of Emmetsburg on the bench. Harold A. Johnston of Fort Dodge seeks $10,000'damages from J. H. Johnson, Jr., of I/uvcrnc for permanent injuries received from being pinned in back of a truck and a brick pile. L. E. Linnan of Algona and D. M. Kelleher of Fort Dodge represent the plaintiff while G. D. Shumway, Algona, E. D. Kelly, Emmetsburg, and P. H. McCoid of Mount Pleasant are attorneys for the defendant. The jury was selected and Kelleher and Shumway made the opening arguments. The accident happened Nov. 23, 1334, in the brick yards of the clay works south of Fort Dodge ir Webster county where HaroU Johnston was employed as foreman. The plaintiff avers he has suffered a permanent injury to his right arm after being crusher between a truck and a pile o bricks which weighed between If W $ !! and 20 tons and charges that the driver of the truck at that time, VIrs. Pauline Johnson, wife of J. H. Johnson, was negligent in managing the truck and that if ilie wife was not competent, Mr. Johnson should have operated it iiimself? J. H. Johnson, truck driver for Arnold .Sanders of Luvernc, who was constructing an oil station there, came to get a truckload of bricks after working hours and it was necessary for Johnston to help Johnson load the bricks. Johnston asked to have the truck- backed up a short distance to save time in loading and the wife backed the truck up nnd slopped and then "started lip and shot backward, pinning Johnston with no way of escape behind tha truck. The impact pushed the brick pile five or six inches back. Johnston suffered a compound fracture and dislocation of the right elbow and arm and a flesh injury to the left leg, which Dr. W. W. Bowen of Fort Dodge testified was permanent and after fi necessary operation was two and a half inches shorter. An x-ray device nnd several proofs were offered in evidence. Following Or Bowen's testimony the plaintifi took the stand and described the accident followed by Jess Roberts, another employe there, urors selected to hear the evidence were: Ed Fasgren, Gail Lord, Robert Pehrson, P. J. Helmke and Lguis Appelt all of Swea City, Ernest Hoffman, Lakota, Mabel Schneider, Bancroft, John Tieman, Fenton, Jake W. Meyer, Titonk.i, E. A. Miller, Lcdyard, Alice GON, Al- Jona and Alice Endregg of West Bend. Mrs, Puettman, 66, Mother o f . 11,-Dies at Stacyville.Home Patterson Head of V il E 1 ' f ! ( 'ay afternoon. Kossuth rail' broup j husband and n ALGONA---At a board meeting of the Kossuth county Agricultural association Tuesday afternoon in Earl Vincent's office, J. M. Patterson was re-elected president; Clark Schuffham, vice president; H. J. Bode, treasurer, and Earl j Vincent, secretary. All of tile men are from Algona. The association members have made arrangements to hold a July 4 celebration at Algona the coming season. The directors were named in January. STACYVILLE--Mrs. Joe Puetl- man, 6'G, died at her home iVIon- She leaves her children. Ono daughter, Mrs. John Kuchenberg of Florida, preceded her in death four years ago. Funeral services will be held Friday. morning at Visitation church, the Rev. Father Manternach o f f i c i a t i n g . Titonka Attempting to Thaw Water Tank T I T O N K A--Town officials h a v e been busy trying' (o devise ways of thawing out water tank which has fiw.cn up during the cold weather. 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