The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 14, 1966 · Page 8
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 8

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, June 14, 1966
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Tuesday, June 14, 1966 Algona, (la.) Upp«r DM Moine* Vote Here Wednesday On Highways Still Unsafe; Four Cable T-V Proposition M . ra Mic L, nc . „«*.«.«. : Morenisnaps Algona residents will get an opportunity to use the new voting machines in Wednesday's special franchise election. The new machines, recently arrived in the county, will be used in the election to decide the granting of a 25 year non-exclusive franchise to the Community TV Tower Company of Algona. The franchise will permit the company to use city streets and utility poles to install a television reception and distribution system in Algona. The polls will open at 8 a. m. and close at 8 p. m. Voters from the first Ward will cast their ballots at the Senior high school building; Second Wart at Lucia Wallace; Third Ward at the Third Ward school and Fourth Ward at the courthouse. Absentee ballots will be available at the city clerks office through Tuesday for those who will be unable to go to the polls. On the new voting machines only two levers will be used. They will be marked "yes" and "no". A yes vote will be to grant the firm a franchise. If awarded the franchise, the company plans to install a system to distribute improved television signals, which will be made available to residents of Algona on a rental basis. Use of the system is voluntary on the part of the residents of the community. Dram Shop Law Is Basis For Damage Suit A Delavan, Minn, man, Richard E. Davis, filed suit for $42,000 damages as the result of an auto mishap near Elmore about a year ago which claimed the life of his son and injur 1 his daughter. Dean and Craig Meyer, Lakota, are defendants.. Mr. Davis 1 son, Kenneth, was killed and his daughter, Kathy, injured when a car driven by Roger Rieffer crashed while allegedly attempting to negotiate a curve north of Elmore at 125 miles per hour. Basis for the petition is the Dram Shop Act, which makes any person selling or giving intoxicating liquor to another responsible for injury to another person or property by the intoxicated person. The petition alleges Dean and Craig Meyer gave intoxicating liquor to Rieffer, who became intoxicated. It is further alleged the intoxication caused the fatal crash. Mr. Davis seeks $25,000 as a result of the death of his son, $15,000 exemplary damages and $2,000 for injury and exemplary damages for his daughter. The Davis boy and girl were passengers in the Rieffer vehicle. Algona Woman's Father Passes At Estherville Matt Brennan, 92, Emmetsburg, died June 5 at Holy Family hospital, Estherville. Services were held June 8 at St. Thomas Catholic church, Emmetsburg, with Father Robert Joynt, Spencer, a nephew, celebrant of the requiem high mass. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Kathleen Duffy, Algona, Mrs. H, J. Fandel, Manson, and Mrs. Lyle Gile, Pacoima, Cal.; two sons, Joe Mason City, and Ed, Emmetsburg, and one brother, M. A. Brennan, Des Moines; also several nieces and nephews. His wife, two daughters and one son preceded him in death. TWINS Three sets of identical twins recently graduated from the West Delaware high school. They are: Janette and Janeen Hale of Manchester, Daniel and David Wegmann of Greeley and Dona and Dena Schaefer of Masonville. Workers Begin Subscription Campaign Here A countywide subscription campaign sponsored by the Algona Upper Des Moines opened in most areas of Kossuth today (Tuesday). Manager of the campaign is Mrs. Bill Bestenlehner, Algona, and workers will canvass the county door-to-door from now through July 15. Cash awards will go to top sales women during the campaign. The canvassers will be selling new subscriptions and renewals to the Upper Des Moines on a one, two and three year basis. Another announcement in today's newspaper outlines the campaign. Former Ledyard Man Victim Of D-M Accident Glenn A. Reece, 46, Polk City, formerly of Ledyard, died about 6 p. m. Wednesday when he was crushed in a tire press at the Armstrong Tire and Rubber plan in Des Moines where he was a maintenance man. Relatives and friends in Ledyard received word of the death late Wednesday. An Armstrong spokesman said Reece and another employee were installing and testing "post inflating rings" on the machine, used for inflation of tires while the rubber is curing. Reece was dead on arrival at Iowa Lutheran hospital. Mr. Reece grew up and graduated from Ledyard high school. After returning from service in World War II, he went to work in the Des Moines area. Survivors are his wife, Jane, and four children, Glenn Jr., Bruce, Virginia and Susan, Graveside rites were held at Ledyard Saturday. Pastor Retiring SWEA & EAGLE - Rev. S. Hammer, former pastor of the Swea City Methodist church, is retiring and with Mrs. Hammer plans to make his home in Humboldt where will be visitation pastor at the Methodist church there. He had been pastor at Gilmore City, after serving 14 years in Swea City. The Hammers recently visited their daughter, Mrs. Darrel Bishop, It was auto mishap time again around Kossuth county this week, with no less than four accidents reported. Rachael Prochaska, 15, Mallard, was the only person injured. She sustained minor cuts. Miss Prochaska was hurt when an auto driven by Darwin Prochaska, Mallard, ran into and killed a horse owned by John Henry, 2 1/2 miles west of Algona on McGregor road at 1:30 p. m. Wednesday. According to the driver, the horse ran out of the farm lane into the path of the auto. Deputy Sheriff Larry Hudson investigated and estimated damage to the car at $400. A day earlier, at 3:30 p. m., autos driven by Harold J. Tierney, Milford, and Alison Moon, Knoxville, collided at Sexton. Damage to the autos was estimated at $450 and Moon was charged with a speed restriction. Thursday at 9:30 a. m., autos driven by Patricia Hoffman, Ledyard, and Orville W. Beenken, Swea City, collided, with damage to the vehicles estimated at $350. Beenken was backing from a parking spot at the time of the mishap. Sheriff Ralph Ldndhorst investigated. An auto driven by Nancy Mattoon, 21, Britt, collided with a car driven by Harvey Graham, Algona, on McGregor road, 31/4 miles east of Algona at6:40p. m. Friday, resulting in $175 damage to the machines. The Britt driver was charged with a speed restriction by Sheriff Lindhorst who investigated. To Begin Training Dean L. Benschoter of Algona is one of 120 Iowa men who will begin training, June 19, at Iowa's "Little West Point" at Camp Dodge, members of the National Guard in Iowa embarking on a program leading to a commission as Second Lieutenant, Algona Man's Father Dies At Fort Dodge Loyd H, Hood, 76, a longtime resident of Webster County, and father of Eugene Hood of Algona, died at Mercy Hospital early Thursday morning following an illness of several weeks. Funeral services were held Saturday at Corpus Christi Church. Burial was in Corpus Christi Cemetery in Fort Dodge. Born at Clare, Mr. Hood attended the rural schools there. In 1912 he married Miss Martha Coleman at Clare where they farmed for a time before moving to the Livermore community. In 1944 they moved to Fort Dodge. For several years Mr. Hood was employed by the city of Fort Dodge. The Hoods celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1962. Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons and two daughters, Eugene of AlRona, Jerry of Estherville, Faber L, of Carroll, Mrs. Vincent Brennan of Emmetsburg and Mrs. Albert Lichter of Des Moines; six brothers and two sisters. Writ Sought A writ of habeas corpus will be heard in district court here today CTuesday). It was filed last week by Boftlta J. Metzen, plaintiff, against Raymond W. Metzen, defendant, and the custody of two small children Is involved. The plaintiff allegedly has a separation action in Wisconsin which allowed her custody of the children and also claims the defendant removed said children against her will. TONIGHT AND WED. STARLITE TONIGHT AND WED. JOHN WAYNE IN "RED RIVER" SECOND FEATURE GLEN FORD-HENRY FONDA COWBOY;; HHUNI ' AMD M-GM BSStof* CLOSED FOR VACATIONS JUNE 20 through JUNE 25 MODERN DRY CLEANERS DANCE V.F.W. Hall - Algona featuring the driving beat of The Titrotion? ed. Night June 15 Adult Chaperones Admission, $1 person 8=30-12

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