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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 14, 1955
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Russ Waller » * * John Ramsay, ihe young fellow from New Zealand who is visit- inn Kossuth county under the youth exchange program, spoke Monday noon to the Algona Rota- i.v club. John is a pretty savvy young num. He remarked' thai in New /faiand theie are 10,000 more Ulr |s than boys. This piompted ( ,ne o! the Hotaiians to int|uire as to the comparative appeal of New Zealand yirls witli American girl.s . , . John thought this over for a moment, and tlien lephed: "Well, as you would say, youi Ameiican gu Is arc WOW!" • • • Announcemenl by ihe Ford Motor (.•,•!.. Wednesday, that in the lut me the company will install vafety belts HI all Fords sold, if hiAeis MI lequest. brings to ">md a {„,•( «hat many local folks n,ay not know. Ciaig Smith. Algor.,1 business man. has been a paithc: in the S. & 8. Specialty Co f<n some months with a plant in Dt-s Moines manufacturing safety belts. Their sales have been i{ood. The safef-- belts sell for (Ef)c tipper State Historical Society Iowa oity, J Ia« Jlofnetf ESTABLISHED 1863 Entered as second class mailer at the posfofflce at Algona, Iowa. Nov. 1, 1932, under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879. ALOONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JULY 14, 1955 3 SECTIONS - 24 PAGES Plus 8 Pages Rural Gravure VOL. 92 - NO. 28 Death Car Driver Gets Sentence Algona School Budget Up $59,557 Tax Boost Of $50,807 Asked Ernie Williams Pontiac- Cadillac Grand Opening S>10.!)5. One uf the of the S. &• S. him Meet owner who them m all of the <. cles. largest sales h:\< been to a has ,nslail<-d nmpany vehi- Another local firm which seems to have been ahead of the her!. you might say. in technological promotion and development, been Western Buyeis, with promotion o! "meat-type" hogs. Last Sund,.v'> D».- Monies Kepis- ter rained a f-.iil page ; ,'i in color fl'.'m a feed peliet n • a ii •; 1\ict l .11 'l l i on the ploductlor, of ;:ie.,!- ! hogs, and we notice Iowa j base, t >• pi • Stah colic,.:. ilUiial t essnm s of p- for p> ng the mean < ome ert-a.-. f'UCts. West Mliilie:-. lias '.vide alter, "the: hvi-st wriKns in ;.nd seveial and othe; similar development units meat • t\ pe hogs .i- a oviiiinr t-'ieate; m: k : a ;.-e; s and ms;,les uf pork pro- n Buyeis ad series t in the I'pper Des icen getting nation- i >!-. Processors anci ; fi: m- have beer, j "pies of the ads i-ven subscribed A new Algona business will open its dooi s here Friday morning, when the Ernie Williams Pontiae - Cadillac firm holds a Giand Opening at its downtown location on State St. south of the new Kossuth County courthouse. A two-day celebration is slated for Friday and Saturday, to which the public is cordially invited, says Ernie Williams, owner of the new automobile agency. Along wilh ihe showing of new model Pontiacs and Cadillacs, Jhe firm will present a full slate of free treats and prizes, including free ice cream for kids and cold pop for adults. There will be drawings on both Friday and Saturday. Full details of the two-day event are given in a two-page advertisement published in today's Upper Des Moines. Mr Williams, owner of the John Dee it- Implement store "on Diagonal street, is announcing a complete new set of peisonnel to operate the new automobile firm, as follows: Reed Service Manager Jim Reed, who has been as- sociatc-d with Arnold Motor Co. in Algona for man;,- years, will be service manage!, and will supervise shop activities, which ck to the Upper Dos Moines to keep in to i aisei• t. too Iowa wit): the ad themselves v ml (jested ' Pork hi'cdii farm im tionallv series Pork should be in th«' sub- ls for 41)*"- rne, but pork h.iVt- been de- h a bumper fall ing up the pie" the' less-laid, The kidnaping and sex slaying of a 2 YC.I! iii i »u 1 at Sioux ("ity ' one "f !>..• -:.o ,i !<-voltir,g i i Jm«- "1 the i;,i!.o!, ; p. recent years . the ,,vei ,!'.(• ir-.Mividual ju.-t Minply c.,r,:-...', understand tht \vhy.-. :.n.i v, -erefou-s of such a t; age.'iv . . . o'.i- much !-'iM can -;,.!ul a great deal ot biological improvement in breeding arii! sociological impiovenient in rearing. A UDM employee, Don Smith Jr., with vacation thoughts in mind, sent to the Canadian have! 1'Uirati for si'ir.e literature on Canadian vacation*. He received all of the liter.iturr. including a colorful booklet and a map of Canada and tin- noithern portion of the t'.S. Glancing at the ma,n. he diM-overed that in the Algona area the Blue F.aith river wends its way Miiith through Mankato. Blue Eaith, Algona, Fort Dodge and Boi'iu-. The map's error will hn\v no bearing on the Smith's vacation plans . . . incidentally, they v. ill pay for the.r vacation, no free tour courtesy of the Can.ulian government. National Guard Inspection Here Monday, 18th i i "Shine that bras.; and poli.-h ;lhat leather! Got ., knife-edge i ciea<e in those tioiiM-r.-! We : don't want any gig- mi THIS i inspection." j That'.- the woi'l among menv ; 1 )<.-r> o' 'B" batte:v of the Na| tiona! Gua.-d 194th F.cld Ai til- i le;y, .i< tlic local unit prepares, for jti corr.mand inspection to be h'.-Ki Monday evening, July 18, ut tlu- | fairgrounds Armory here. Gen| eral Geiald DuBoi-, divi^inn jartilleiv commander of the Iowa MH '."' I >' I National Guard will receive the command inspection at 5:00 Monday evening—and the local bat- ieiy i.s hoping to rate high. At 8:00 p.m. Monday, the local battery will stage a .special drill, to which the public is in- i vited. Intricate formations will be gone through, and General DuBois will be present. l.-t Lt. Del Carver, newly appointed commander of "B" battery, will lead the unit through the Monday iniptjction ana drill. Capt. Warren Nelson, retiring commander, has been placet! on the staff of the 194th Field Artillery Bn. as communications officer. Monday's events are the first to be staged here by the local battery in some time, and u large crowd of watfhers is anticipated for the Monday evening drill. Remember George A. Koch? He i an the county farm here fioin Hill to 1914. and a diay line lioni 191li-l!)19. He was a visitor in Algona. Wednesdiiy, looking up old Iriends. He now lives in Blue F.arth. where he and his wife, the former Rose Steil of Algona observed their Golden Wedding in the fall of 15)54 . . . "the old town ain't the same", remarked George. * * * TIDE magazine says that by 1957 at least two of the four present ma lor radio networks will be out ut business. Network billings went down from 183 million to 34 million in the first quaiter of 1955. Listeners are reported to have dropped from 8 million homes for a top rated show in 1950 to 3 million in 1955. * * * H-M-M Dept! "Attorney General Dayton Countryman probably won't run for reelection in 1956"— quoted from interview in news slory. » * » Those Russians on tour in Iowa may visit tho state anhydrous ;;mmonia dealers field day near Ames. July 21 ... they are also visiting a s"ed corn plant at Humboldt, then westward from Humboldt . . . which is just as wtU, but which also brings us to our . .. Famous Last Line — "Russians May Visit County." Grant Divorce In Court Wednesday One divorce was granted in Kossuth district court, Wednesday morning, by Judge G. W. Stillman. and two other divorce actions were filed within the past week. Gertrude Bates, Algona, was granted a divorce from Earl Bates, on a charge of cruel and inhuman treatment. A stipulation of property settlement was made between the two parties They were married Dec. 8, 1951, at Blue Earth. In other divorce actions, Florence Faber is plaintiff and Melvin Faber is defendant in a suit filed July 9. The couple have lived in Burt twp. They married Jan. 29, 1935, and have five children. Cruel and inhuman treatment is the charge. Jacqueline Pifer also filed a divorce action last Friday, with Robert Pifer as defendant. Pifer met his death Saturday night in a story as recounted elsewhere in this issue. The couple ^married Dec. 26, 1951, and have a son, aged 2'^ years. Mrs Pifer is now pregnant. Sheriff Lindhorst served the divorce papers on Pifer Saturday morning. Cruel and inhuman treatment and habitual drunkenness were charged by the plaintiff. will include all types of automobile service and repair. Bob Barr, who has been with Algona Implement Co., will be in charge of the parts department. Eddie Wilcox, from Rolfe, la., will handle new and used cai servicing. Mr and Mrs Wilcox have moved here from Rolfe ana are now residing in Algona. Dale Mains, of Algona, will be head of the lubrication department. Dale has had a number of years experience in this field o! automobile work. In addition, several other members will be added to the staff of Ernie Williams Pontiac-Cadillac. in the shop and sales departments. George Reasoner, of Des Muines, has also joined the Ernie Williams Implement Co. here as new paits man, and is taking over his new duties at the ini plemcnt store as the new auto agency opens. Mr Reasoner war with the John Deere Plow Co in Des Moines, as a parts man, for ten years, and is thoroughly versed in all phases of farm machinery. He is married and has two sons. The wife and sons are at present in Des Moines and will | move to Algona. | 2 Separaie Businesses Ernie Williams came to Algona from Fort Dodge several years ago, where he was associated with the Horn Mfg. Co. With Cec Taylor, he purchased the John Deere business here, moved I it to a new location on Diagonal ! street, and in September of last • year. Mr Williams acquired full I ownership of the implement busi- '• ness. The new Ernie William^ j Pontiac-Cadillac firm, now, hold| ing its Grand Opening, will be operated entirely separate from the implement firm. The public is invited to visit the new automobile firm this Friday and Saturday, to meet the new personnel, view the new models m a redeeoiated setting, and partake of the many free treats and prizes being offered Burlingame, 77, Lifelong Algona Resident, Dies Funeral rites for Birnie M. Burlingame, 77, life-long resident ol Algona. were held at McCullough's Funeral Chapel ;,t 2 pm. Friday. Rev. Harry Whyte. Methodist pastor, officiated' at the services and burial was in Riverviow Cemetery. Mr Burlingame died suddenly at his home at 309 East North st. late Wednesday. R M Burlingame, son of Perry and Julia Burlingame, was bom here Feb. 1, 1878, and farmed in this area until he retired and moved to town. At New Hampton on March 1 1905. he was married to Maggie Buchanan. This past spring they observed their 50th wedding anniversary. Pallbearers were Lyle Raney, Hugh Black, Clinton Decker, Dick Sjogren, Floyd Weishaar and Aloysius Erpelding. Besides his wife, he is survived by four children: Milton Burlingame, Algona; Bernice (Mrs M. G. Schrader), Brill: Eunice (Mrs Wayne Wickwire), Algona; and Glen Burlingume, Algona. Three children died in infancy. A sisler, Nellie Burlingame of Algona, survives and he was preceded in death by one brolher. A niece, Beulah Burlingame, of Algona, survives also. Grandchildren are Betty and Dick Wickwire, Algona; Jerry, Jim. Judy and Jean Schrader, of Britt. Truck Of Overturns Here A 1955 Chevrolet truck received an estimated $250 danl ages, Wednesday morning, when it slipped into a ditch on a county road, two miles south and one mile west of Algona. Earl W. Foster, Fort Dodge, driver of the truck, said he met a pickup, and that there was a pile of dirt down the center of the road where a grader had been at work. The truck was loaded with feed at the time. The driver was not injured. For 1955-1956 A tax increase of $50,807 is beina asked for the Algona Community School District in the an- niU'l budget estimate for the 195556 fiscal year, as compared with HIP 1954-55 school budget. Official publication of thf- budeet estimate and notice of hearing, set for 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Aug. 3. at the admin- •str.'ition office, is m;ide In today's Algona Upper Des Moines. The budget estimate for 105516 in comparison with actual expenditures for the two preceding vears. is as follows: 1953-54 &370.237 1954-55 $429.338 1955-56 $488.895 Estimated income other than taxation for the 1955-56 year is $57,500. and the amount necessary to be raised by taxation is given as $431,395 for the com- ; ng year. The amount necessary to be raised by taxation for the 1954-55 school year was $380,588. The difference between the two figures is $50.807. Largest increase comes under 'he heading of general fund. This f ur.d expended $304.801 in 195354.--and $354,610 in 1954-55. The figure estimated for 1955-56 is $407.845. Included in the budget estimate for 1955-56 is a one mill "evy as allowed by law under the heading of "school site." The budget notice also says that there are no funds remaining and unencumbered from the 1954-55 budget to carrv over into the-1955-56 year. FIRST EXTENSION BUDGET SET AT $17.382 The first budget estimate for the recently created Kossuth County Extension Council is published in today's Algona Upper S Moines. The budget *>s'.i- mate for 1956 is S17,382.~ Hearing on the budge 1 , hri- Ix-en set for Friday. July 29. .1' S p.m. at the Furm Bureau bu:l.i ing. The nvmoy will be raised b> j county tax levy and finan; work of the extension service the countv. Jim Thilges, 68, Dies Funeial services for James Thilge..-. 68, well-known lifetime resident uf St. Joe. will be neli.l Friday in St. Joseph's Catholic Church at 9 a.m. Fr. Leu Schu mat-he; will officiate at the mas? and burial will be in St. Joseph's Ceme'"i-y. Hamilton Funeral Home •! Algona is in charge of arrant uienls. Mr Tnilges died in a • Council Bluffs r,o.-pital early Wednesday mornir.J. following a lingering illness Jair.e.-. son of Mr and Mr- Nicholas Thilges. was born July 9, 1887. at St. J<.e. and lived there all his life, where he farmed. He was a member of the Knight- of Columbus and St. Joseph's Catholic Church. He was never married. Survivors include three Mike and Casper, Bode: and Roney. Tracy, Minn.: and two sisters. Anna (Mrs Chris Gales) IrvinH'ion: and Mary 'Mrs James Reding 1 . Bode. Final 'f For Rudy Guderian Here Saturday Johnson Gives Story of Events, Chase By Police New Manager Of Employment Office Arrives Funeral services for Rudolph Henry Guderian. 68. well-known long-time lesident of Algona. were held at the Presbyterian church Saturday at 2 p.m" Rev. M. H. Brower'officiated at the rites, and burial was in Riverview Cemetery. McCullough's Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Mr Guderian died in a Cherokee hospital last Wednesday following a lingering illness. He was the son of Charles and ! Eh/abeth Guderian. Born a: | Battle Creek, Neb.. July 15, 1 i Rudv came to this area when brothers, j f ou , veai . s old He v/olk ,_, : | many years as a linotype '. ator before his retirement. A veteran of World War I. he was | married to the former Goidie Beeton. who survives. Other survivors include three brothe:*. Otto. Cobb, Wis.: E. A.. Phoenix. An,;.; and John. Redondo. C'al. Rudy was a Mason and member of the American Legion. The Legion was represented at <he funeral, and conducted services. Pallbearers were Tony Didrik•en, Duane Uewel. John Beiser, | Bob Gade. Homer Dudds and Elmer Phillips. Mi Guderian olayed in the Algona Military Band for 21 year-: when that organization was one of the most popular musical groups in North Iowa. After his retirement as u linotype operator, he and his wife operated a cafe in Wesley for u time, until his health failed. Rudy was a craftsman in his field of linotype composition, and a genial" and cooperative individual, with a host of friends. TIMS;? The death car in which Robert Pifer died when struck by a riccochel bullet from an Algona policeman's revolver is pictured above, with Sheriff E. H. Bradley of Humboldt county pointing to one of the bullet holes in the lower rear portion of the vehicle. This machine, a Chrysler convertible, was purchased last Jan. 19 by Pifer. It was formerly owned by K. S. Cowan of Algona. All six of the shots fired struck the lower rear portion of the Pifer vehicle and were inspected by a coroner's jury at Humboldl last Monday morning. {Algona Upper Des Moines newsfoto). Doyl tnterec charge vehicle Judge G. W. >uth district morning, and Kenneth Johnson. 29. a plea of guilty to a of operating a motor -vliile intoxicated before Stillman in Kos- court. Wednesday was sentenced to offo knew a fi::., him in newspapei :n.i 1 "30" to a friend. .n Burt Legion i Holds Election j The Burt American Legion met i Tuesday evening. July 5. Election i of Leeion officers took place, with the following elected: Command- j er, Fred Howard; Vice Command- i IT, NVls J. Nelson; Adjutant, George Becker: Finance chairman. Charles Spry: Sei geant-at- i arms, George Hawcott: Historian. Walter Lockwood. The Auxiliary held its install.!- ''• tion with the following beins j installed: President. Helen Smith: i Vice-president. Beulah Bullock; Secretary, Velma Olson, Trcasur- > er, Betty Hiatt: Sergeant at arm-'. ' Mary Nelson: Chaplain, Ella Sigsbee: H storian. Gladys Hawcott: j Executive board, Theola Christeii- sen, Wantalee Hawcott, and ENu- Lockwood. During the meeting Ann L:ch- ter gave a report on her attendance at Girl's State, and Larry Manus reported on Boy's State. R. E. STRICKLER. above, is the new manager of the Iowa State Employment office in Algona. He succeeds W. G. Stone who was transferred to Ottumwa. Mr Strickler comes here from Cedar Rapids. He has been with the employment service for the past year and a half, and prr-r to that was with the Iloiievmead Co. of Estherville. Only In Eighties Here This Week Eighty to ninety degree high temperatures were r e g i s t e : ed every day during the past sever, days, and, according to one local wag. "'.he ice went out of the suiith side of the Des Moines River." Half an inch of rain, registered Sunday, was the total for the week, according to Weather- one year in the men's reformatory at Anamosa. Johnson was the driver of, a car owned by Robert R. Pifer, 26. in which' Pifer died early Sunday morning when he was struck by a riecochet bullet i fired by Assistant Police Chief ' Albert Boekelman of Algona. ! after the Algona police car had I chased the two young men .-•••uth i •!! highway li>9" from Algona. nson J Attorney |.'a:e the < was J ML- O..M.Y.I At ,1 cor boldt held the jury s.ummnry L. requested County W. Nile-rials to pre- .ii'ge against him. I* s second ofiense tor >ne He is mar 1 , ied and the i. a two year-old daughter. will move here within a The employment office five days a week, '. through Friday, from 8 5 p.m. her of They lonth. open o n day i: i. I u Sells Entire Dairy Herd In Deal An entire dairy herd from this area will be heading to Rogers. Arkansas, this week, as the result of a business deal completed Wednesday morning. Robt. Nealy of Rogers, Ark. formerly a business man at Burl, purchased ihe herd of 16 animals, including both cows and calves. from Robert Bleckwenn. who farms west of Fenton. Bleckwenn is going out of the dairy business. Nealy has built up a considerable dairy herd near Rogers in the past several years, all with stock from this area. He discontinued his hatchery business last years at Rogers. Deputy Vacations Deputy Sheriff and Mrs Don Wood are vacationing this week somewhere in northern Minnesota. Lead* Rotary Ken Peirce assumed his aew duties as president of the Algona Rotary club last week, succeeding Don Nelson. Witham Making Good Recovery Seneca—Everett Witham, whj farms northeast of Seneca, is recuperating at the Estherville hospital following serious injuries suffered when he was -uuck by a grain elevator which fell' while he was putting it up las'. Friday afternoon. He was knocked to the ground and suffered a possible bruin concussion, severe shoulder bruise and shriek. Mr Witham has had his share of sickness and mishaps and everyone is pulling for his speedy and complete recovery. LuVerne Folks On Eastern Bus Trip LuVerne—Mr and Mrs Phil C. Lichty left from Mason City. Saturday, fur a two week tuur of points on the east coast, on a tour sponsored by the Iowa Retail Hardware Ass'n. Two chartered buses touk some 80 members and their wives, heading for Washington. D. C. as the first main point of interest. The Lichtys expect to meet their daughter, Mrs Laurel Bentley, and her family at Cal- peper, Virginia, near "Washington. man Dale July July July July July July J u 1 y fh mis.-t look 1 . T!u in Stu Albright. H 80 90 6 L G7 69 68 67 65 65 12 _..8l> 64 •' last splash of cool weather d us, but most persons are ng forward to the next one. possibility of scattered rains us area is good in the next 8 9 10 11 90 85 83 83 in Hum- Sunday and Monday, empaneled tnere in said "the gunsho, j wounds were inflicted upon the I decedant accidentally by the j said officer in the performance of his duty, and said death was nut felonious anci no person is being held responsible." Probably as clear and complete a summary of just what happened in the chase by the Algona city police car aivl the car carrying the two youths, on 1 events leading up to the ch.i-v and fatality, is contained in t involuntary statement of th dent presented to the on n. as tollows: I di j tile and !:c li I the an liJ9 tor stop. way week. 3 Traffic Fines, Mayor's Court Three person- appeared and paid fines for tiaffic violations in Mayo;- Linda Ciaps.uiale's court during the week. Maynaid Deurchs. Algona, paid Sn and costs on a loud muffler count. Betty M. F.ich, Bancroft, paid S5 and costs for speeding and Otto G. Bartnthin. Bancroft, w.iS assessed the sair.e amount tor a stop sign viok.tMi. Phillips At Home Dick Phillips, manager of the Algonu Theatre and Starhte Drive-In, was relt-a.-ed from St. Ann h.ospital Wtd.'u-sday. after ;, heart attack last week. He will not be able to return to active theatre downtown m :m- agcii'.cMt work for several VVCVKS. County Legion Meet Alg.ina will be host to a county meeting of ihe American Legion next Wednesday evening. July 20. Election of county officers will take place Present county commander is Fred Koppeii uf Lakota. Move To Wesley Wwley —. Mr and Mrs Leonard Frost and cruMren moved from Des Moines Friday into the Earl Ward house. Mr Frost is employed at the Percival garage Rodeo Sunday The annuaJ rodeo of the Seneca Saddle Club will be held Sunday, July 17. at the rodeo grounds at 'the Algona airport, starting at 1:30 p.m. Children under 10 will be admitted free. the Office, I drank two or three* or maybe four bottles of beer :.t the Office. Pit'ci and I left tin- office about li:T',0 or midnight, and we went directly to Piter's car which was parked on the lot of an abandoned Cities Service Station. I did not see the police- car. when I got into the cur. I drove the Pifer 1948 Chrysler Town and Country convertible by backing the car /from the parking lot onto the .street. When I got the car on the street is when I first noticed the Algona police car and I saw Al Buekel- man. a member of the Algonu P'..'.ice force standing beside the i police car. I did not know for I sure who was driving the police j car. Later on that night I learn- ''.nt it was Officer Groen, who driving. Officer Boekelman to stop me at that time but 1 not stop but went south to intersection about fifty feet went through an amber truf- lighl. The Chase Begins drove the car east as far as stop sign which is located at intersection where highway turns south. I slowed clown tin.- .-top sign but I did not I turned south on high- ItW and all of this time I know tual I had the Police after me as I could see their red light. Bv the time I had reached the; Sehull.'. Garage in south part of Algona, I believe I was goim; about 100 miles pei hour or as tast as the car Would go. I was driving at this time, ami Piter wa; on tile front sea! beside me. In tact, I drove the car all tin- nine until I ran it in a ditch in the City of Humboldt und Piter Was the only other person in tin- car When I was a little nurtii of St. Joe, I heard a gun shot, (Continued On Page 5) * * * Robert Pifer Funeral Rites On Wednesday Funeral rites for Robert LeRoy Pifer were held at the Meth• >di-;t Church here at 2 p.m. Wed- nesdav afternoon. Rev. Bearse of Bu:t officiated and burial was :n KiistUiwn Memorial Gardens. McCullough's Funeral (.' h a p e 1 was in charge ot an angemeuts. Robert LcRoy, son of Ted and Verna Pifer, was born June 27, now whether Pifer was drink- l'J29 at Rockfurd, 111., but had ing at that time but I do know lived all but the first two yeais that iie was pretty well corned of his life in this area. He served up. After being in the White j in the U. S. Army, and was em- Front for about 5 or 10 minutes, i ployed by Post Transfer here for 1 went to the West End Tavern j the past eight months. While I was in the West End, > Survivors include his wife, Robert Pifer came in and he i Jacqueline, a son, Robert, 2 l z; by Johnson Tells Story I. Doyle make ti.e ! statt-11-.t.-nt t!i! in the p m the Kenneth boldt. reside I . in 7 wh wife ; getlni Breivi Pifer Johnson •!;• iw-ir.g voluntary luth clay of July, ice station in H.irn- 9 years of age I European Hole! in .1. Iowa. 1 have a boy age ' is living with my first md I am in the proces.- of 4 a divoice from my wife. a. I have known Robert for about 20 yeu;s. He is married and has a boy two or three years old. On Saturday. July 9," 1955, he told int.- that lie had papers served on him in- at his wife was ,'\Ji;ly 9. 1955 >ck P M I went Flop.! Tavern ir I Holier* <! recall of drink- Pif'er at time Front. I do not suin.^ On him t! for a div< Saturday. aboui nine o'cK into trie White Alsjona. wheie Pifer. I ;i. not inj; beer with in the White was still drunk. Pifer and 1 drank some beer. I drank two 01 ih.ree bottles of beer but 1 don't know how nuny beeri Pifer drank. Filer and I then went to the Office, which is a beer tavern five blocks from the West End Tavern. I did not have any business at the Office, Pifer and I were .just bumming around. Pifer and I hud a few beers at his mother, Verna. Tacumu, Wash.; his step-father. Earl Stein- :iian, a step-brother, Larry Stemman. AJgona; Audrey 'Mri Francis Smith), Whittemore; and Delores, Terry, Sharon and Idd Mae Pifer. Pallbearers were F r a n c i .•> Smith, Larry Steinm^n, John Wilson, Haxley Han.;on, Rjlph Ho£3 and Dick Post.

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