The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 19, 1966 · Page 1
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 1

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, July 19, 1966
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The "FIRST-OF-THE-WEEK" Tabloid . aigana Upper ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second class matter »t the postottlce at Alftona. Iowa (50511). Nov. 1. 1932. under Act of Congren of March 3. 1«79 ALGONA, IOWA TUESDAY, JULY 19, 1966 - 16 pogtt tabloid VOL. 101 NO. 54 Continue Judge Question To July 25 Session A hearing for Monday, July 25, was set last Friday by Judge Joseph P. Hand of Emmetsburg, on the action questioning the legality of nomination of two men for filling a vacancy on the bench in the 14th Judicial District of Iowa. An amendment to the original petition was filed, including Governor Harold Hughes and Chief Justice Garfield of the Iowa Supreme Court, in the list of defendants. The inclusion of the Governor was made because under the law the Governor is required to appoint one of the two nominees within 30 days after certification of the nominations from the Nominating Commission, and if he does not, the Chief Justice is then empowered to make the appointment himself. The names of two nominees, Murray Underwood of Spencer, and Joe Hansen of Emmetsburg, were forwarded to the Governor and Chief Justice after the session of the Nominating Commission here. Lay members of the 10-man commission are plaintiffs in the action brought on the basis that the nominations were illegal. The laymen challenge this right of the judge to vote in the nominating procedure. The amended petition asks that no appointment be made prior the hearing. Also requested by the plaintiff s was that a complete transcript of the proceedings of July 7, the original Commission meeting, which were taken down in shorthand, be produced for the July 25 hearing. OMVI Charged After Mishap Dennis Ohm, 22, Fenton, entered a guilty plea to a charge of OMVI in district court here Friday before Judge G. W. Stillman and was fined $300 and costs. He was charged by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst after the auto he was driving missed a sharp curve two miles northeast of Algona on the Plum Creek road, rolled over and ended up in a corn field on its wheels. At the time of the mishap, the auto, which sustained an estimated $400 damage, was headed north. It damaged corn and a fence owned by Ronald Gardner an estimated $75. The mishap occurred at 8 p.m. Thursday. Ohm waived preliminary hearing in Mayor Bill Finn's court and was bound over to district court where he entered a plea of guilty the next day. He sustained a cut left hand in the mishap. Trip To California Mrs. Rex Larson and sons, Monty and Nicky, left last week for Campbell, Cal., for a visit with Mrs. Larson's sister. They went by train. 8 Plaintiffs Seek $22,778, Mishap Cases Damage suits, seeking a total of $22,778, were filed by a total of eight plaintiffs in district court this week against James G. Riddle, defendant. All were filed as a result of a mishap between an auto driven by Marcella Carman and a truck driven by Riddle. Marcella M. Carman seeks $5,000 for injuries allegedly received in the mishap in one petition; Gerald H. Carman, owner of the auto, asks $1,778 for damage to the car; and Violet Davis seeks $10,000, Dorothea Carman, $2,000, and Paul Carman, Theresa Hoberer, Patricia Holecek and Arlene Carman, $1,000 each, in the third petition. Henry Zeimet, 71, Bancroft Dies Suddenly BANCROFT - Henry Zeimet, 71, lifelong resident of Kossuth county, died suddenly in the yard of his home at Bancroft, Saturday morning, July 16. He had seemed in good health, and only the evening before had visited his daughter and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. George Diers of Bancroft. Funeral services were to be held this morning, Tuesday, at 9:30 a. m. with Rt. Rev. Msgr. Schultes officiating. Burial was to be in St. Joseph's cemetery at Bode, with Garry Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mr. Zeimet was born at Wesley, Aug. 16, 1894. On May 29, 1918, he was married to Lona fllg at St. Joseph, Iowa. They farmed in the St. Joe area until 1937 when they moved to a farm near Bancroft. In 1960 they retired from farming. Surviving are the -widow, a son and five daughters. The son is Arthur Zeimet of Bode, and daughters are Mrs. George Diers, Bancroft; Mrs. Bernard Kunkel, Wesley; Mrs. James Kunkel, Algona; Mrs. Orville Thill, Irvington, and Mrs. Jerry Wilhite, Corwith. Two brothers also survive. They are John Zeimet of Livermore and Edward* .of Hawthorne, Calif. There are also 23 grandchildren. Badly Hurt, Scooter Crash A 14-year-old Swea City youth was in serious condition at Holy Family hospital in Estherville following a motor scooter accident. Eugene Guinn was knocked unconscious when he lost control of his motor scooter and went into a ditch about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. He had been working in a field and was on his way home when the accident occurred. X-rays revealed no skull fracture. Algonan's Car Ripped Apart Friday An Algona man, Luther J. Fairbanks, Jr., sustained head and facial cuts and as a result was in surgery for a couple of hours at St. Ann hospital here, when the auto driven by him slammed into a power pole, ricocheted into a large tree, was literally ripped apart and came to rest on the front lawn of Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Walker on North Jones street at 12:23 a. m. Friday. He was released from the hospital during the weekend and charges in the matter were pending further investigation. The auto was headed southeast at the intersection of Jones and Oak streets when it went out of control, jumped the east curb in front of the home of Mr. and Mrs. Vaughn Rising, hit the pole, crashed into a tree in front of the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Faulstich and slid to the front steps of the Walker house. The 1957 Cadillac was torn apart from the front door posts back. Neighbors in the area heard the tires on the vehicle screech and the noise of the crash - and some were awakened by the noise. According to reports, the mishap was the sixth in that same area in recent years. Investigators also allege the auto struck and knocked down a stop sign at the intersection of highways 169 and 18 north of the city before the mishap. (Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst Pljoto) New Policeman Charles Day, a resident of Algona for the past 3 1/2 years, was sworn in as the eighth policeman here Saturday and officially began his duties on the force. Day, married and father of one child, came to Algona from Humboldt. He was selected to replace Ray Gerdes, who resigned recently to accept a position on the Marshalltown police department. Gas Vote A gas franchise vote is being held at Fenton Tuesday, July 19. The North Central Public Service Co. is seeking a nonexclusive franchise to serve the town with natural gas. Make Feed Grain Payments In County, 4 Million Total Checks Going Out To Farm Cooperators R. I. Anderson, Chairman, Donald J, Bollig and George W. Wolf, regular members. of the Kossuth ASC County Committee announced yesterday that funds have been authorized for final payment of farmers participating in the USDA's 1966 Feed Grain Program and Wheat Diversion Program. "We have been instructed to begin payment when compliance certification and field spot-checking are substantially completed," Mr. Anderson said. "We expect to begin payments next week," Farmers participating totaled 2,264 in the 1966 Feed Grain Program and Wheat Diversion Program in Kossuth county. This is 71 percent of all farms in the county; 64,231 acres were diverted from corn production to grass cover conserving uses. "Participating farmers will receive a total of $4,063,000 dollars in diversion and price support payments," Mr. Anderson concluded. Acreage diversion and corn price support payments will total approximately $207 million for the 1966 Feed Grain Program in all of Iowa. Estimated price support payments are $120,900,000 and acreage diversion payments equalled $86,400,000 for 3,422,532 acres removed from corn production and seeded to conserving use grass cover. The price support payment is 30 cents per bushel which is multiplied times the farm's established yield times half the feed grain base (corn base on most Iowa farms). The diversion payment is paid on acreage diverted above twenty percpr.t of the Feed Grain base. Rites Pending Matt Kellner, 89, of the St. Joe area, died during the night Sunday in the rest home at Humboldt. Funeral rites were pending at press time at Hamilton Funeral Home here. A complete obituary will appear in the next issue of this newspaper. Buys Bancroft Store BANCROFT - Tony Schneider of Bancroft has purchased the Cowing Food Mart. He will be assisted in the store by Mrs. George Diers, and has named the new business, Tony's Food Market. Mr. Schneider was formerly employed at Hood's in Bancroft. School Board Met A meeting of the Algona Board of Education was to be held last night (Monday, July 18). Budget proposals were the chief topic of business, as well as a discussion of teaching vacancies.

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