The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 7, 1966 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, June 7, 1966
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The "FIRST-OF-THE-WEEK" Tabloid . . . Entered as second class matter at the postofflcc at Algeria, lowal AIM*.*.. IMU* •iietMAv iiitir •> ««** <M • t_i < i _ _ _ <sosil). Nov. i, 1932, under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879. | ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 1966 20 Tabloid Pages — 2 Sections VOL. 101 NO. 43 : ***X*8t^^ Kossuth Boy Dies In Crash One Injured, Mishaps Still Plague County Drivers continued to have trouble negotiating Kossuth roads during the week, with no less than five mishaps reported in three days. Fortunately, only one person was injured, according to reports. Helen Stenzel, 19, Swea City, was treated by a "Fairmont doctor after she sustained cuts and bruises on her legs. She was hurt Wednesday at 5 p. m. when a car driven by her and a truck driven by Merllyn Bahmann, Fenton, collided seven miles north of Swea City. Bahmann was charged with a stop sign violation by Patrol' man Ed Lynn who investigated and estimated damage to the Bahmann vehicle at $125 and damage to the Stenzel car at $1,200. Two mishaps occurred Friday, the first a half-mile south of Sexton on a blacktop road at 5:30 p. m. when cars driven by Peder Hjelmeland, LuVerne, and John M. Etzel, Ft. Dodge, collided as the former began to turn. Both vehicles were headed south and Deputy Sheriff Larry Hudson estimated damage to each at $200. At 6:30 p. m. autos driven by Phyllis Simons and John Rooney, both of Algona, collided at the intersection of Call and Jones streets here, with the former being charged with making an improper left turn by police who investigated. Damage to the vehicles was estimated at $550. Thursday was another 2-crash day. Just before noon, autos driven by Karen Wingert, Minnetonka, Minn.; and Irene Mayland, Titonka, collided 21/2 miles east of Titonka. Both vehicles were headed south and the Titonka driver was charged with falling to signal a turn by Deputy-Hudson, who estimated damage to the vehicles at $350. At noon, a car driven by Steven Pedelty, Clear Lake, collided witii a truck driven by Gary Vas, Jackson, Minn,, on the main street at Burt- Vas was charged with improperly overtaking another vehicle when he struck the parked auto of Pedelty, which sustained an estimated $350 damage. Divorce Filed A Burt couple, Darwin H. and Beverly Ann Koepke, filed separate district court actions here last week, He got a temporary injunction against her taking their children to California and the following day she filed a divorce petition in which she asks custody of the children. The Koepkes were married June 21, 1957 at Fenton. Beer, Driving Charges Filed, Mayor's Court Mayor Bill Finn levied fines against three Kossuth young men in his court here Friday following preliminary hearings of beer violations, and was slated to hear charges against another here Monday. Paying $15 fines were Tom Fitzpatrick, Algona, altering a driver's license, and Harlan Brown, Algona, drinking beer on a highway, while Pat Krebsba'-'i, Swea. City, was fined $10 for littering a highway. Court costs were also assessed in addition to fines. An alleged chase through city streets here at 2 a. m. Sunday, May 29, resulted in reckless driving, speeding and stop sign charges being filed against Michael C.-Smith, 21, Algona. Policeman James Voigt filed the charges after he chased the Smith auto at speeds which he stated exceeded 60 miles per hour. According to police records, Voigt followed the other auto south on Phillips, west on South, north on Minnesota, west on Grove, south on Dodge, along Fair to Moore before it was finally stopped near the intersection of McGregor and Moore. Frank Saiter Is Commander Of Legion Here Frank Saiter was elected commander of the American Legion post here Wednesday night, June 1. He and other officers named at the meeting will be installed officially at a meeting next month. Other officers are Dan Fisher, first vice; Don Winkel, second vice; Ron Taylor, adjutant ; Leo Cassel, service officer; Dr. N. J. Kelley, historian; Tom Aaron, chaplain; and Howard Stillman, sgt. - at arms. Bob Riedel is out-going commander, . Four Days Of Rain During Weekend Here Area residents who have had trouble keeping up with their lawn mowing duties during the past week have known all along that rainfall had something to with it. Kossuth county-received almost an inch of rain during a 4-day span, beginning June 3, with almost two thirds of it falling Sunday night. June 2 June 3 June 4 June 5 June 6 H 76 86 85 80 L R 55 58 .11" 61 .08" 62 ,12" 53 ,63" Emesf Farrow Of Ledyard One Of 4 Dead A 12-year-old Ledyard boy, Ernest Farrow, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Farrow of Ledyard, was one of four persons killed in an automobile crash that occurred just over the Iowa line in Minnesota, on a country road five miles west of Elmore, Minn, about 5:15 p. m. Sunday. The boy's father, David Farrow, was very seriously injured and is in Park hospital, Mason City, with multiple fractures, a possible skull fracture, broken ribs, and other undetermined injuries. There were five boys in his car, his son Ernest who was killed and sons Dale, Bryan and Bruce, and also James Mino, 12, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Mino of Ledyard. The Mino boy is in the Blue Earth hospital, and his-injuries were termined. Dale Farrow was taken to the Buffalo Center hospital, and other than contusions seems to be not too seriously injured. Bryan and Bruce are both in a very serious condition at the Park hospital, Mason City. The Farrow car and a car driven by Melvin Frette of Elmore, struck head-on at the crest of a rise on a county road in Faribault county, a short distance from the Frette farm. Mr. and Mrs. Frette and their son, Donald, 9, were all killed in that car. A daughter, Janette, 13, is in a Rochester hospital in a critical condition. There is a steep rise to a crest from .both directions, and with stormy weather the visibility was poor, authorities said. Both cars were demolished, and the dead and injured were packed into both vehicles. Ambulances from four points, Buffalo Center, Elmore, Bancroft and Blue Earth were called to the scene to remove the dead and injured. The Farrow farm is about three miles northeast of the Grant school, not too far from the scene of the fatal accident. Funeral services for the Farrow youth were pending. Boy Breaks Arm BANCROFT - Michael Doocy, son of Mr, and Mrs, Phil Doocy of Bancroft, sustained a broken left arm in a fall from his bicycle, June 3. He was treated at St. Ann hospital, and released the same evening. 1$ Creighton Grad James Lee Walker was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree from Creighton Un- versity, Omaha, Neb., at commencement May 30. He is the son of Mr, James L. Walker, Sr,, Wesley, la. He majored in Psychology. Algona Sends 4 Youths To Hawkeye Boys State Four high school juniors from Algona left the John Claude home here shortly after 10 a. m. Sunday and headed for a week at Hawkeye Boys State at Camp Dodge near Des Moines. The four, two each from Garrigan and Algona high school, are shown above as they prepared to leave. They are, left to right, Dick Muller, Don Courtney, Dave Gerber and Tom Claude. Muller and Courtney attend GHS, Gerber and Claude AHS. Muller is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Muller, Courtney a son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Courtney, Gerber, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Gerber and Claude a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Claude. Hawkeye Boys State, an annual event, is sponsored by the American Legion and gives the hundreds of boys who attend for a week each summer a close look at the inner workings of politics and government, besides a well-rounded athletic program. Four boys are chosen from each school here, then two from each school chosen after interviews by a committee of Legionnaires. The boys will return this weekend. SW****:*:^^ 200 Pay Tribute Bancroft Teacher BANCROFT - An appreciation party was held Wednesday, June 2, for Sister Mary Susanna, OSF. For the last 26 years, Sister has taught the 4th grade at St. John's grade school. Many of Sister's friends and old pupils were present, including most of the class she.taught this year, and four members of the first class she taught in Bancroft. They were Mrs. Lament Jensen, Mrs. Jim Coady, Larry Nemmers and Phil Inman. Over 200 were present. Charley Quinn was master of ceremonies for the program, which consisted of the presentation of a dozen roses to Sister Susanna, and talks by Msgr. Schultes, Fr. Krause, Fr. Higgins, Sister Mary Cleo, OSF, and Sister Mary Vincent, OSF. Judge Resigns Judge Fred M. Hudson of Pocahontas has announced that be is resigning from the district court bench as of August 1. Amanda Peflif Of Lone Rock Died Monday Mrs. Amanda Pettit of Lone Rock, elderly, longtime resident of Kossuth county, passed away early Monday morning. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time, but Garry Funeral Home of Bancroft is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Pettit was the mother of five residents of this area, Evelyn Earing and Mrs. Glenne Householder of Lone Rock, and Bernard, Hildreth and Eldon Pettit, and also children living in the west. Complete obituary details will be in Thursday's issue. New Correspondent Mrs, Pbil Doocy is the new correspondent for the Algona Upper Des Moines in Bancroft. Her phone number is 4551.

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