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Th. "HRST-OF-TW-WH-K" Tabloid . . . !•*• IMS OR* gllgona Upper 29ejS Entered aa Mcond claw matter at the poctofflcc at Alflona. Iowa Air* SMI A I/MIIA TiirrrvAu AHXMK-* « .*.. (anil). Nov. i. in* under Act of Congnw oi March J. ifn ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 1966 24 tabloid VOL.101 NO. 60 M^^ Fenton Lady Crash Victim A. Klinksiek Of Ledyard Heart Victim Funeral services for August Klinksiek, 77, prominent Ledyard farmer, were held at 2 p. m. Monday at the Bethlehem Evangelical church in Ledyard. Garry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Klinksiek died suddenly of a heart attack about 6:15 p. m. Thursday at Ms farm tome. He came to this country in 1903 at the age of fourteen from Germany. He married Alma Blome and the couple farmed in the area. Survivors are his wife, four daughters and two sons. They are Mrs. Ted Thilges of Lakota, Mrs. Irvin Brandt, Mrs. Harold Warner of Ledyard and Luella at home, Howard and Ervin, both of Lakota. There are 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was a director of the Ledyard State Bank, secretary of the board of the Fanners Cooperative Elevator for many years, shareholder and director of the Ledyard Lumber Company and served on the building committee of the Bethlehem Evangelical church where he was a member. Boy, Father Charged After Truck Mishap A 12-year old Ottosen boy and his fattier were charged with traffic violations after the former piled a large truck, loaded with a tractor, into a ditch along the Bode-Hobarton blacktop road about 9 p.m. Wednesday. Charged by Patrolman Tom Cogdall were Stephen Bruellman and his father, Eugene G. Bruellman. The boy was charged with no driver's license and the man with allowing an unauthorized minor child to drive. Damage to the truck and tractor was estimated at $1,000. The truck was a 1963 Chevrolet and the tractor a John Deere. They were coming from a tractor pulling contest when the mishap occurred. About three miles north of Bode, Mr. Bruellman got out of the vehicle to look at a cornfield and asked the boy to drive the truck about a mile ahead. The truck slanted off the road and overturned in the ditch. Despite the fact there were three children in the cab of the truck, none of them were injured. Wins Hog Winner of the hog at Gambles store here during the weekend was Mrs. Bill Dreyer, Lone Rock. The animal weighed 179 pounds, four ounces. Mrs. Sophia M. Wichtendahl, 83, Fenton, became Kossuth county's sixth auto fatality (and second in nine days) of 1966 when she was killed instantly in a two-car crash at a gravel .road intersection, three miles south and a mile east of Fenton at 9 a. m. Saturday. Injured in the crash were Carol M. Tietz, .21, Fenton, granddaughter of the dead woman, who suffered a possible concussion, lacerations and contusions; Michael Douglas Tietz, 14months, bruises; and Erwin C. Bruhn, 60, Cylinder, possible fractures and multiple contusions. Mrs. Tietz and her son were rushed to St. Ann hospital for treatment and Mr. Bruhn was taken to the hospital at Emmetsburg. Mrs. Tietz and Mr. Bruhn were drivers of the autos involved. The Tietz auto, a 1959" Chevrolet, at the left in the above photo, was headed south and the Bruhn auto headed east at the time of the tragedy. The latter vehicle is shown at the right above. Mrs. Tietz was charged with failing to yield the right-of-way after the crash. Following the grinding crash, both cars slammed into the southeast ditch adjoining the road. Each then struck a power pole, with the Tietz auto bouncing to a stop headed west and the Bruhn car headed almost north. The approach to the intersection was somewhat obscured by corn, according to Patrolmen Tom Cogdall and Dick Fellin and Deputy Sheriff Don Wood, who were called to the scene after Mr. Brulin walked to a nearby farm house to summon aid. From the north, the road has a slight incline into the intersection and from the west the road is slightly down hill. Mr. Bruhn farms northeast of Cylinder, while the others were all residents in Fenton. The Tietz vehicle was demolished and $1,000 damage resulted to the Bruhn car, a 1961 Buick. Funeral services for Mrs. Wichtendahl will be held at 2 p. m. today (Tuesday) in the Immanuel Lutheran church at Lotts Creek, with burial to follow at the church cemetery. Thomas Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. She was born at Addison, HI., August 16, 1882 'and later married Otto Wichtendahl. He preceded her in death. She was a longtime resident of the Fenton-Lotts Creek area. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Bellinger, Fenton, and Mrs. Thomas Fickbohm; two sons, Wilmer and Edwin Wichtendahl, Fenton; two sisters, M:-s. John Geitzenauer, Fenton, and Mrs. Will Wehrspan, Aurelia; and 31 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Pallbearers at th'e rites were six grandsons, Darrel and Leon Wichtendahl, Norman and Wayne Bollinger and Roger and Richard Fickbohm. (Photo by Deputy Sheriff Don Wood) Demo Central Committee To Meet Thursday There will be a meeting of the Kossuth County Democratic Central Committtee this Thursday at the Algona Hotel at 8 p.m. Preparations for the annual fund-raising dinner and plans for the Democratic booth at the County Fair will be the main items of business covered. Refreshments will be served. All members of the Central committee are asked to attend, Relatives Die A sister and nephew of Mary Ellen Nieman, a summer guest at the Larry Knoll residence, Algona, were killed in an auto accident July 29 in DeSmet, South Dakota. The Knolls took Miss Nieman to Wichita for funeral services for Ardis and Rickey Readmond August 2. *®&®&s*&m&!&&w^ Kossuth Town Sued In Boy's Electrocution *The town of Bancroft was named defendant in a large suit filed this week by Herman Wer- inga, administrator of the estate of Roger Weringa, his late son. The petition charges the town with negligence and seeks $150,500 each on two counts. Roger Weringa, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Weringa, was electrocuted Saturday, May 13, when an auger on a truck he was operating for Welp's at the south edge of Bancroft came into contact with a high, voltage line. The petition asks personal damages of $150,000 and $500 funeral expenses on each count. The suit was filed against the town of Bancroft as the light plant there is municipally owned and operated. Weather Here Little Rough The weather here during the weekend was erratic — to say the least! A miniature wind storm, which disrupted telephone service in some areas, knocked down large tree branches and limbs everywhere, and caused it to get dark early, was followed by a downpour of rain early Saturday evening. Then, Sunday, it threatened part of the time before showers again moved in. Fortunately, none of the funnels, sighted about 50 miles northwest of Algona, got to Kossuth county. Almost an inch of rain was recorded. Here are the readings;, DATE HI LO Aug. 4 86 54 Aug. 5 88 64 Aug. 6 91 60 Aug. 7 80 60 Aug. 8 — 58 R Tr. .83" .08" Harry Cutler Funeral Held Here Saturday Harry LeRoy Cutler, 57, resident of Algona for the past 20 years, died Thursday at Luther an hospital at Fort Dodge. He had been a patient since July 12. Funeral services were held at 3 p. m. Saturday at First Presbyterian church at Algona and burial followed here. Rev. Walter Morz officiated at the rites. McCullough Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were John McGuire, Pat Goodwin, E. A. Lee, John McGilligan, Robert Deal . and Vern Miller. Mr. Cutler was born March 6, 1901 at Bancroft and had been a resident here since 1946. He was engaged in the custom grading business. He was married to Delores Wilson in Fort Dodge, May 8, 1935. She survives, as does a son, Jody, of Ames, and two grandchildren. Surviving brothers and sisters are Arthur of Britt, Leonard and Mrs. Cecil Blanchard of Waterloo and Mrs. Blanche Larson of Bancroft. Algona Lady's Father Dies; Monday Rites Funeral services for Edward C. Hullerman, 85, father of Mrs. Charles Eeringer, Algona, were held Monday in St. Patrick's Catholic church at Perry. Hamilton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Hullerman died Friday evening at St. Ann hospital here. He had been a resident of Algona for the past four years. He had been hospitalized since May. He was born Oct. 2, 1880 at Preston, son of Antone and Anna Herbst Hullerman, and was married there April 9, 1902. He was a locomotive engineer for the Milwaukee Road for many years prior to retirement. His wife preceded him in death eight years ago. Besides Mrs. Beringer, survivors include a son, Dr. Hugo V. Hullerman, Detroit, Mich,; and two daughters, Mrs. Gilbert R. Fox, El Cajon, Calif., and Gertrude F. Hullerman, Los Angeles, Calif. Wins Radio Charles Kline, Algona, won a transistor radio in a drawing last week at Diamond's. The prize was one of many being given in Diamond's Win - A Honda contest.