The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 1, 1966 · Page 7
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 7

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 1, 1966
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Scene Of Tragic Mishap Algona (lei.) Upper Dt* MolnM Tutcddy, March 1, 1966 Swea City, Ledyard Win Sectionals .,.„..•!» j.tii; Obert Leroy Chesley, 44, Estherville, an employee of the Marvin Hagedorn Construction Co. of Spirit Lake, became Kossuth county's second highway fatality of 1966 Thursday at 2:45 p. m. when the 14-ton piece of road equipment he was driving rolled over on him in a ditch Z 1/2 miles south and 2 1/2 miles east of Titonka. The mishap occurred on a county gravel road. Chesley was driving a Michigan Pay- loader, a large rubber-tired tractor-like vehicle with a loading bucket mounted on the front, and was headed east when the tragedy happened. The company was removing trees in the area. Being driven backwards, which is normal while operating a Pay- loader on a road or highway, at about 2Q miles per hour, the machine ran off the road and rolled over in the north ditch, pinning Chesley beneath it, crushing his chest and causing undetermined internal injuries. He died instantly. Mr. Chesley was pinned under a large steel arm that held one side of the loading bucket and the Payloader landed on its top. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $3,000, mostly to the rear end. William Fritz of Titonka, who lives and farms nearby, met the machine as he was returning to his home. He pulled in at his farm, parked his car and got out. At that moment he heard what sounded like a crash and went at once to the area where the Payloader had been seen. He called a wrecker from Titonka so the machine could be lifted off the dead man and notified authorities. . Investigating the mishap were Don Wood and Larry Hudson, deputy sheriffs, Patrolman Duane Homan of Humboldt, Dr. Jongewaard of Wesley and Dr. R. F. Snyder, Swea City, county medical officer. 3 From Kossuth Are I.S.U. Grads On Saturday Kossuth county hadthree graduates among 332 receiving degrees Saturday at Iowa State University. Receiving degrees were Gary L. Angle, in English and speech. He is a son of Mr, and Mrs. Earl Angle of Algona. Fred J. Duerr of Algona received a degree in industrial administration, He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Duerr, John E. Mosbach of Whittemore ' received a degree Jn animal science, He is a son of Mr, and Mrs, John J, An Estherville man, Obert L. Chesley, 44, was killed Thursday afternoon when the 14-ton Payloader shown above rolled over on him in a ditch southeast of Titonka. His death was the second this year on Kossuth county highways. He was driving the machine when it left the road and rolled in a ditch, pinning him underneath. He died instantly of a crushed chest and internal injuries. (Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst Photo) Rites Held For Virgil Loucks At Ledyard Funeral services for Virgil Glen Loucks, 62, who died Feb., 22 at his farm home northwest of Ledyard were held at 2 p.m.. Thursday at the Ledyard Methodist church. .Rev. R. Maus officiated and burial was at Riverview Cemetery atElmore. Garry Funeral Home was in charge* Mr. Loucks was born June 30, 1903 at Northome, Minn, and moved with his family to Canton, N. Y. when he was six. He was educated there. He was married Dec. 25,1929 to Gladys Pingel at Ledyard where they have been engaged in dairying and farming since. He had been simi-retired at his home for the past two years. Mr. Loucks is survived by his wife; two children, Allen of Ledyard and Mrs. Don Johnson of Elmore; two brothers, Lemuel of Abbottsford, Wis. and Floyd of Temperance, Mich.; one sister, Mrs. Norton Heyers of Niagara Falls, N. Y. and seven grandchildren. Graveside Rites Graveside rites for Angela Marie Becker, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Becker, Algona, were held Friday at 2 p. m. at Calvary cemetery here, with Msgr. P. P. Gearen officiating. Hamilton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The baby was born Feb. 23 at Mercy hospital, Ft. Dodge, and lived only one day, Mrs, Robert Gillingham, Algona, and Mr, and Mrs. Thomas Becker, Wesley, are grandparents. Wed 25 Years Mr. and Mrs. Mark McGuire and Mrs. Eugene Nichols, Algona, and Mr. and Mrs, Ralph Fandel, Sr,, Whittemore, spent the weekend at Cedar Rapids, They went to help Mr, and Mrs. Jess Fandel celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary, The Fan- dels have two daughters, Delilah Jean and Anna Marie. "KosBUtb County's . Favorite Newspaper" Ex-Swea City Woman Passes At Des Moines Services for Mrs. Mae Rohlin, former Swea City resident, were held at 2 p. m. Saturday at the Swea City Methodist church. She died earlier this week at Des Moines. Rev. E. R. Maus officiated, with burial in the Harrison Township cemetery. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Hazel Skidmore of Ankeny, and one brother, Vivian Kinney of Swea City. William Saiter Passes Here; Funeral Held William E. Saiter, 96, who had made his home here with his son, Frank, since retirement as a meat cutter in 1948, died Thursday at St. Ann hospital here. Funeral services for him were held at 2 p. m. Sunday in the Methodist church at Manilla, la. and burial was at Nishabotna cemetery there. McCullough Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. William Edward Saiter was born at Marshall, HI., July 31, 1869, and married Lottie Woodyard at Manilla in 1909. She preceded him in death. He was a former mayor of Manilla and a lifetime member of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen, AFL-CIO. Survivors include the son, Frank, Algona; a sister, Mrs, Frank Geisert, Marshall, HI.; and a granddaughter. S.C.I. Student Honors Mary Reilly of Algona, Cheryl Anderson of Lakota and Jacqueline Medin of Whittemore have been named to the Dean's list at the State College of Iowa, it was announced by the Dean of Instruction, William C. Lang, last weeK, having earned a grade point of 3.25 or higher, Oliver Wendell Holmes called Baltimore the "gastronomic metropolis of the Union." Read's Relocated Read's Furniture & carpets have moved to their new location in the north end of the Dreesman Building on North Phillips St., and are now open for business. A Grand Opening will be held at a future date. Wesley Co-Op Reports Fine Year In 1965 WESLEY - The 59th annual stockholders meeting of the Farmers Coop. Society was held in the Wesley public school auditorium at 8 p. m. Feb. 21. 180 members and guests attended. Edmund Otis, president of the board of directors, presided at the business meeting. Frank Bleich, manager, presented the report on the financial. status of the firm, along with the operating statement for the year's business. The sales volume for the year was $2,267,716.60, with a net income before income tax of $80,062.15. Corporate income taxes for the year were $11,861.30. It was also reported that certificates dated 1962 for patronage dividends are eligible for payment. Vicki Detmering and Ronald Johnson each gave a short talk on their experiences at the leadership camp at Madrid. The firm sponsored this trip for each of them. Directors elected to the board for a 3-year term were Lester Larson, Mark Studer and George Detmering. Edmund Otis" has been named president, Victor Loebig, vice-president, and Herman Bode, secretary-treasurer. Entertainment for the evening was furnished by the Malek family of Garner. A lunch of coffeej cake and ice cream was served by the Corwith-Wesley seniors under the direction of Mrs. Fran Funnemark. Other directors are Harold Weber, George Seaberg, Joseph Skow and Lester Eden. Frank Bleich is manager, Arthur Beenken, assistant manager. Other personnel are Don Hanig, Wm. Mattoon, Wm. Drummer, Don Dornbier and Wm. Cruise. Dean Ricke is manager of the lumber department and Vern Olson, assistant. Mildred Studer is bookkeeper. Two Algerians Finalists For Scholarships GRINNELL - Names of 15 finalists in the competition for Trustee Honor Scholarships at Grinnell College were announced today by Director of Admissions Dale B. Terry, The 15 all high school seniors were invited to the Grinnell campus last weekend to take tests and be interviewd for the scholarships. The candidates include two Algona boys; John B, Snyder, son of Mr, and Mrs. Louis L, Snyder, 1406 E. McGregor St., Algona Community high school. Gregg A. Buchanan, son of Mr, and Mrs. Alien K. Buchanan, 521 S, Harlan, Algona Community high school. Swea City bounced Emmeta- burg Catholic, 70-58, to cop the class A Sectional championship at Armstrong and Ledyard got past Lincoln-Central of Gruver, 70-67, winning the class B Sectional crown at Lakota in finales played at the two sites Saturday night. With the victories, the Kossuth entries gained the right to advance to District Tournament play this week. Swea city tangled with Bancroft St. John's in the first round of the District 6 meet at Armstrong at 7:30 p. m. Monday, while Ledyard will meet Sentral in the District 6 meet at Garrigan Fieldhouse here at 8:30 p, m. tonight (Tuesday). Swea City got to the finals of the Sectional with a 58- 49 victory over Titonka; Catholic got past Armstrong, 63-56, winning the right to oppose the T rojans; while Ledyard conked Rake, 65-48, and Lincoln-Central got past Cylinder, 64-59, to reach the finals at Lakota. Teeter Easily Tops Conference In Scoring Algeria's Dale Teeter got only 17 points in Algona's final North Central Conference game, a 60-48 conquest of Hampton Feb. 22 1 but handily won the loop's individual scoring crown with a total of 353 points in 14 games for a 24.7 average, highest in the loop's history. The Bulldogs, who posted a 12-2 record in the conference, had a 16-2 regular season mark. They placed second in the loop. Mike Kalkbrenner, Clarion, placed second in scoring in the loop with 273 points and a 19.5 average, then came Bill Morisky, Clear Lake, 263, 18.8; Tom Notestine, Eagle Grove, 249, 17.7; and Don Anderson, Clear Lake, 243, 17.4. Algona copped the junior varsity crown with a 12-1 record and finished with a 15-1 over-all mark. Webster city was second with an 11-2 record. District Court Term To Open; 2 Cases Filed Two new cases were filed in district court here during the week as assignment of cases for the March term was being held. Judge G. W. Stillman will preside during the term, which actually opens Monday, March 7, with petit jurors slated to report the following morning March 8. R. Bickert, plaintiff, filed a petition and was granted a writ of attachment against Clarence and Dolores Kemna, defendants, as the result of a farm lease. According to the petition, the defendants were to pay cash rent amounting to $3,330 for I961> and it has not been paid. Plaintiff also claims the property damaged to the extent, so asks a total of $3,530 in settlement, also stating the defendants have attempted to defraud creditors. The amount of the writ and injunction was $4,500, Robert Mann, plaintiff, is seeking to obtain $4,760 from C, C. Hemmeh,' defendant, for merchandise, in the other matter.

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