The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 29, 1966 · Page 5
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 5

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 29, 1966
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Alptna (la.) Upper 0* thundoy, $«pt. 39, LuVerne Will Swea Man Crash Victim Begin Direct A rural Swea City man, Wendell Eugene Ditsworth, 41, became Kossuth county's seventh auto fatality of 1966 when he succumbed at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Family hospital, Estherville, to severe injuries he received in a gravel truck- pickup crash Tuesday morning. His injuries included fractures of both arms and a chest injury and he was rushed to Estherville for treatment in serious condition. A LuVerne truck driver, Milo H. Patterson, 69, was charged with failing to yield the right- of-way after the gravel truck he was driving and the pickup driven by Mr. Ditsworth collided five miles north and a mile west of Swea City at 10:25 sum. Tuesday. Mr. Patterson suffered a cut forehead and chest Injury and was treated by a Swea City doctor following the mishap. The gravel truck was headed south and the pickup was headed east at the time of the tragedy. Both men were alone in the vehicles and the crash occurred about 1 1/2 miles east of the DItsworth farm, which is located In Eagle township. According to the accident report, Mr. Patterson went through a yield sign and the gravel truck was struck broadside by the Ditsworth pickup. Both vehicles wound up headed north in the ditch southeast of the gravel road intersection. The pickup, a 1963 Ford, was considered a total loss, with severe damage to the front end, while $1,000 estimated damage resulted to the frame and right door area of the gravel truck, according to Deputy Sheriff Don Wood who investigated and shot the photo above. The smashed Ditsworth pickup is shown at the right and the gravel truck at the left in the picture. According to Wood, visibility at the intersection was quite clear at the time of the mishap. Funeral arrangements for Mr. Ditsworth, who was born Dec. 22, 1924, were pending Dial Service On Saturday, Oct. 29, customer dialing of long distance calls will begin in LuVerne, according to John Claude, manager for the telephone company. At that time, LuVerne telephone users will be able to dial direct to most telephones in the United States and Canada, without 'the assistance of an operator. "A customer-dialed long distance call Is the fastest long distance service possible," Claude pointed out. "Mostdlrect dialed calls are completed in less than 25 seconds. " Claude said a nationwide system of area codes and 7- number telephone numbers make direct dialing possible. The area code is a part of a "telephone address* for a long distance call. It identifies the part of the country to which the call goes. The area code for central Iowa, which Includes LuVerne, is 515. Western Iowa's area code is 712 and eastern Iowa is 319. To direct dial a call, the telephone user first dials the digit "1". This connects his telephone to the direct dialing network. Next, he dials the area code if it is different from his own area code - 515. Last, he dials the distant 7 - digit telephone number and the call is completed. Claude said complete instructions on direct dialing will be found on page 3 of LuVerne's present directory. Peter Weyderts To Observe Golden Wedding Mr. and Mrs. Peter Weydert of Clear Lake, will observe their 50th wedding anniversary on Sun. Oct . 2, with only Immediate family in attendance. Due to Mr. Weydert's Illness plans for open house have been cancelled. A Card Shower is planned. Any friend or relatives in this area my participate by addressing all cards to Mr. and Mrs. Peter Weydert - 725 No. Shore Dr. Clear Lake, Iowa. Peter Weydert and Justine Barbara Weber, were married Oct. 2, 1916 at St. Michael's Church, Whittemore, Iowa. They farmed for a short time at New Richland, Minn., moving to Whittemore, they farmed south of town for fifteen years. In 1942, they bought a farm at Ventura, They have six married children, Marvin, Mason City, Mrs. Lester (Pauline) Quinn, Brandon, Minn. - Mrs. Joseph (Grace) Jones, Clear Lake, - Simon, Hampton, la. - Mrs. James (Barbara) Chisholm, Osage, and Mrs. Francis (Jackie) Quinn, Ventura, la. Grand Jury Returns No Bills In Arson Matters The Kossuth Grand Jury returned no bill In arson charges filed against three youths during a session here this week. The three, all exonerated, were Glenn J. Menke, 18, Bancroft, Riilip Menke, 10, Swea City, and Joseph De Geeter, 19, Bancroft. They had been charged with four others after fires destroyed a garage and a previously damaged house on a vacated farm owned by Victor Fitch in Portland township during the summer. Four of the youths were 18 or over and three were juveniles. All seven had been bound over earlier following action in Mayor Bill Finn's court. The fires occurred June 19 and July 18. Due to action of the Grand Jury, charges against these three were dismissed. The September term of district court here got underway with a flurry of activity, with Judge Murray Underwood presiding, Two men, Rodney H. Johnson and Virgil W. Wolf, entered pleas of guilty to charges of OMVI and were each fined $300 and court costs. Appeal bond in each case was set at $500 and both were apprehended earlier by the highway patrol and bound over from mayor's court. Larry A. Reefer entered guilty pleas to a pair of charges. He was sentenced to five years In the men's reformatory at Anamosa for malicious Injury to a bridge, with the sentence suspended. He was paroled to the State Board of Parole and appeal bond set at $1,000. He originally had entered a plea of not guilty. He was also charged with operating a motor vehicle while his license was under suspension, entered a guilty plea and was fined $200, with appeal bond set at $300. One new case was filed, Ma- llnda M. Jennings seeks a divorce from Virgil J. Jennings, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. They were married here Mar. 3, 1938. She asks custody of two children, property, attorney fees and living expenses. At Baptism Mrs. Martha Haase and Ber- nlce, Mr. and Mrs. Emll Haack and David, Lone Rock, attended the baptism of Allen Lee Haack Sunday at the Immanuel Lutheran church at Waterloo. Allen Lee Is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Haack of LaPorte City. Others attending were Mrs. Mary Denton and Darrel, Fenton, Dennis Haack, Lone Rock and Linda Gardner of Algona. Charles Casey Funeral Held Charles H. Casey, 62 former Algona resident who has lived at Phoenix, Ariz, for the past 13 years, died there Friday. He was a retired welder. Funeral services for Mr. Casey were held here at 2 p.m. Wednesday In the McCullough Funeral Chapel with Keith Strayer officiating. Burial was at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Henry Guderian, David Morris, Clarence, Marion and Eugene Casey and Stanley Genrlch. Charles Henry Casey, son of C. H. and Lizzie Wettmiller Casey, was born in November, 1903 at Grundy Center. He was married and divorced and during his residence here was employed at the Norton Machine Works. He is survived by two daughters; two sons; a brother Robert, Algona; a half-sister, Mrs. E. A. Guderlan, Phoenix, three half- brothers, John Bockes, LuVerne, Ray Bockes, Waterloo, and Harold Bockes, Garden Grove, Cal.; and four grandchildren. License To Wed One wedding license was Issued this week at the office of County Clerk Alma Pearson, It went to Robert L. Ricke and Constance A. Licktelg, Sept. 21. YOU'RE INVITED TO ALGONA'S MOST SPECTACULAR NEW CAR SHOWING! 20 NEW 1967 FORDS, MERCURYS, & FORD TRUCKS ALL UNDER ONE ROOF FOR YOUR INSPECTION IN OUR HUGE, MODERN FACILITIES 30 - 9 A.M. to 9 P.M. 1967 FORD LUXURY LEADERS OF THE VOLUME CAR FIELD. QUIETER BECAUSE THEY ARE STRONGER . . . STRONGER BECAUSE THEY ARE BETTER BUILT. EIGHTEEN NEW FORD MODELS BRING YOU A FINER KIND OF QUALITY. FORD TRUCKS & PICKUPS ARE ALL NEWLY STYLED FOR 1967. SEE THIS ALL NEW F-100 FORD RANGER AT OUR SHOW. FEATURING NEW SHEET METAL FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE ITS INTRODUCTION IN APRIL OF 1964, THE MUSTANG FOR 1967 IS SPORTIER IN APPEARANCE AND LIVELIER THAN EVER BEFORE. ALL NEW LTD THREE NEW LUXURIOUS LTD MODELS ... AN EXCLUSIVE 2-DOOR HARDTOP, WITH RICH, FORMAL VINYL ROOF, A 4-DOOR HARDTOP AND AN ALL-NEW 4-DOOR SEDAN . . . RADIATE THE QUIET ELEGANCE OF A CUSTOM LIMOUSINE. ALL NEW MERCURY COUGAR - Puts a new kind of motoring experience on the American road ... a luxury sports car lithe in appearance and agile in performance, The long hood and short deck emphasize the European flair of its styling. Fixed position dual sealed beam headlamps are concealed behind vacuum powered retractable doors. • FREE REFRESHMENTS 1967 SEE THE NEW MERCURY, GOMEL COUGAR, MONTEREY, MONTCLAIR, PARKLANE AND BROUGHAM - ALL ON DISPLAY HERE FRIDAY, OCT. 1 • FREE ALL NEW MERCURY BROUGHAM features new Breezeway ventilation with lowerable back window in the four-door sedan, as pictured, and a four-door hardtop. Interiors are luxurious in styling and appointments. The 1967 Mercurys assume additional Lincoln Continental styling influence, with a broad, raised powerdome'on the hood and a subtle hop-up on the rear quarter panel. FLOWERS FOR THE LADIES STATE & JONES ALGONA TAYLOR MOTOR CO. FORD - MERCURY SALES & SERVICE

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