The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 17, 1966 · Page 1
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By Rnss Waller Longtime Iowa Farm Bureau Federation vice president Wayne Keith of Burt was not a candidate this week for reelection to the post, unless he was drafted after this is written ... he had served as vice president since 1958 and a member of the state board of directors for 13 years . . . however the Farm Bureau will have a strengthened voice in the state legislature from Kossuth County with the presence of Karl Kiilsholm, newly elected state representative . * * * Reactions after the 1966 election have a strong similarity to the reactions after the 1964 election. In 1964 with a democratic landslide, it did not seem to sink in that many, many people were voting AGAINST something, that time chiefly Goldwater ... in 1966 it was a similar situation resulting in a swing of the pendulum in favor of the Republicans, which fundamentally was a rebuke to the too - numerous Great Society projects and not because the GOP was particularly offering much ... the Democratic national administration misunderstood the 1964 vote, and if you, could judge by what Dick Nixon has had to say, some of the republicans are making the same mistake now. We'd venture a guess that if the GOP nominates Nixon in 1968, the pendulum will swing again. * * * According to the World Digest, some of the first things one notices about a backward country is that the children are still obeying their parents. * * * . Our remark last week about "OK Shorty, we won't print it', has had every "Shorty" in town being queried as to just what we meant. * * * One of the most wronged men in the State of Iowa is Bob Burlingame, former WHO and KIOA announcer, director of Office of War Information in Australia during WW n, and more recently secretary of the Iowa Manufacturer's Ass'n office in Des Moines. He was branded as having held up a Des Moines bank last June and so charged by the FBI. Now, it turns out, it was a case of mistaken identity. Burlingame^ statement that he was not even in Des Moines at the time of the robbery has been verified. But after headlines, TV and radio have carried the original story, it takes a lot of undoing five months later to erase the original mistake from the public mind. Just how the FBI could make the mistake and publicize it in the first place is not yet clear, but we can certainly sympathizt with Mr. Burlingame for th< unwarranted notoriety and bio- on his good name. * * * Another solid indication that the public would just like to be left alone for a while from the numerous "do gooder' ideas was the vote in DAS Moines, heavily against a proposal to build federally financed low-rent housing, Respite the fact that a considerable federal financing would be available ... it seems that some sharp pencils discovered that the "low-rent" housing units would average out to a higher per unit cost than most normal homes, which is about par for the course. Do you suppose they'll take the hint in Washington? *** Talk is cheap, but that is not surprising; the supply is greater than the demand, * * * Our forefathers went out and built an empire, ' Today you have to get a permit to put shingles on your roof. *** FAMOUS LAST LINE - Now that you've told me about all the pheasants you've shot, Til tell YOU something; I'm the game wardenl NORTH IOWA'S BEST BUYS IN FOOD...INSIDE ftye gOtaona Pictures — Mot* News — Largest Circulation ESTABUSH1D 1863 SlKrr 1 ^' iec . on « l L£!* ii T« M « r •* th* pottofftee at Alton*. low* (MSll). Nov. 1. IMS. under Act of Confrett of March 3. 187B AIGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1966 !• ta B*» *• 1 S«CtJpn« VOl. 101 NO. IS Car - Truck Crash Kills 3 •••••••••••••••••v.%v.*x*:*:-:w^ Sue Lu Verne Folks For $160^277 •l'X'K f .-yMtt*K-V.-'.<'Mtt^^^ 9 AlgonaMan LT_-__ Of Local Men The three Algona men, all employees of the Pioneer Hi- Bred Seed Corn Co. here, who were injured in a tragic 2-car crash near Luverne, Minn, recently, are reportedly making progress as well as can be expected in a Sioux Falls, So. Dak. hospital. They are Ed Sindelar, 41, Delbert Moore, 30, and Franklin Hagg, 25. All sustained very severe injuries in the mishap, which occured early Saturday morning, Nov. 5. One Algonan, also an employee of Pioneer, Tony Hooster, 62, was a victim of the same crash, as was a Sherman, So. Dak. man. To Raise School Lunch Prices, Sentral Schools LONE ROCK - At the School Board meeting of the Sentral Community School district on Monday night November 14, it was found necessary to raise the price of school unches throughout the entire school system, beginning November 28th. The cost of the school lunch will now be up 5? per lunch,' Kindergarten through sixth grades will be $6.00 per month. Seventh grade through twelfth will be $7.00 per month effective November 28. It was also decided by the board to appoint a committee to look into the prospect of building an addition to the present high school building. The committee which will study the prospect will work directly with the board, and will be comprised of 15 or 20 members representing the entire Sentral Community district of 139 sections. Tentative plans are to build a new shop, using the present shop for a Band and Vocal room. The classroom used at present for Industrial Arts would be used for an art room, and the present vocal room used as a needed class room. The estimated cost of this addition if approximately $60,000. Farmer Found Dead In Home Peter Besch, 84, Algona retired farmer who lived in a home at 613 East Elm street, was found dead in his house by a neighbor, Eldon Winkel, about 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Mr. Winkel reportedly went to the home to investigate when he noticed the re had been no activity there and no lights on. Police, the county medical officer and Deputy Sheriff Don Wood were called to investigate. It was determined that Mr. Besch succumbed to a heart attack and had been dead perhaps 16-17 hours. Funeral services for him were held at St. Cecelia's Catholic church here at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, with Msgr. P. P. Gearen officiating. Burial followed at Calvary cemetery and Hamilton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangments. Six grandsons served as pallbearers. Mr. Besch, son of John and Mary Demuth Besch, was born April 10, 1882 at Whittemore. He later married Mary Hilbert Jan. 24,1905 there and they farmed in the area j^rior to retirement when they moved to Algona in 1942, with Mrs. Besch preceding her. husband in death Dec. 30,1945. He is survived by three daughters, Anna (Mrs. Vincent Cruise), Wesley, Susan (Mrs. RoyMiegl), Whittemore, and Rosella (Mrs. Kenneth Sabin), Kanawha; a son, Matt Besch, Lu Verne; 21 grandchildren; 17 great - grandchildren; and a sister, Ann (Mrs. John Mersch), Eagle Grove. A daughter, Leona Bleich, Wesley, preceded him in death. Three Fined Three persons paid $10 fines, plus costs in Mayor Bill Finn's court here this week following preliminary hearings of traffic charges. They are Pat Metzen, Algona, improper backing; Paul Blumer, Lu Verne, failing to stop; and Marvin Lallier, Algona, Failing to yield the right-of-way. : : : : : : : : : : : : :W:¥:WAW^^ 9,200 Non-Duplicated Coverage Now Offered The North Iowa Shopper, a new publication with non-duplicating circulation of an additional 3,500, makes its appearance this week as a companion to The Algona Upper Des Moines. Combined circulations, non-duplicated, of the Upper Des Moines and North Iowa Shopper totals 9,200 each week. The additional circulation will go in this immediate area to non-subscribers of the Upper Des Moines via postal delivery, and in blanket coverage to perimeter areas of North Kossuth County, Livermore, Ottosen, Corwith, Woden, Cylinder, Rodman, LuVerne, Ringsted and Bode. Thus, advertisers can reach 9,200 pon-dupllcated families each week with one ad at a minimum cost. Advertising in The North Iowa Shopper costs only an additional 20 cents a column inch above the regular Algona Upper Des Moines advertising rate- or less than 1 cent a hundred per inch. Classified ads will run in both the Upper Des Moines and North Iowa Shopper automatically. Display ads will run only in the Shopper as desired by advertisers. The North Iowa Shopper will be printed on the presses of Midwest Printing & Lithographing Co. in the Upper Des Moines building, Wednesdays. tttftttfswitt^^ Discuss Details, Million Dollar School Bond Vote From discussions that took place Monday evening, when the Algona Community School District Board of Education met with representatives of a citizens' advisory committee group, the proposed Algona school bond issue when presented to voters will be somewhere between one and 1 1/2 million dollars. No definite time has/yet been set for the vote, but the latter part of January was mentioned. Before that time it is necessary to circulate the required petitions calling for an election on the bond matter, as well as the legal notices required. The citizens' group present consisted of Pat Montag, chairman, Ted Herbst, Miles Sloniker, all Algona, and Francis Bjustrom and Harold Poppen of Whittemore. H. F. Fristedt, local attorney, presented aspects of the legal problems involved with an election, and his progress to date with bonding attorneys with regard to the proposed issue. At present the school district has a fund of $31,701 from the 11/2 mill levy tax under "school ««*^^ Cut Ribbon At Swanson's Swanson's new grocery store here was opened officially for business with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8 a.m. Monday, following completion of a remodeling and rebuilding project on the site of the structure at 14 East Nebraska street. Mayor Bill Finn and Ted Chrischllles, president of the Chamber of Commerce, presided at the formal opening, while A. L. Swanson, president of the company, accepted good wishes from many other Algona businessmen present at the ceremony. \ Shown in the photo, left to right above, are Jerry Benson, manager of the local store, Bud Norviel, Swanson supervisor in this area, Mrs, Benson, Wayne Brooker, Swanson's general manager. Mayor Finn, Russ Ridge, store engineer for Swanson's, Mr. Chrischllles, BUI Conn, president of The Security State Bank and president of the Algona Industrial Development Corp., m Mr. Swansan. (UDM Polaroid FlasMoto) Next Week There will be only one issue of The Algona Upper Des Moines next week, Thanksgiving week. This issue will be printed late Tuesday, for distribution on Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving. The North Iowa Shopper, companion publication of the Upper Des Moines, will also be printed Tuesday for Wednesday distribution. building costs will have to be financed from bonds. Also, the school board approved polling places for future school elections. In Algona, it will be at the high school. At Whittemore it will be in the City Hall lor voters from Whittemore twp., and the Community Center • or Township Hall in Riverdale twp. for voters from Sherman and Riverdale twps. Resignation of Marlin Meehlhause as a school bus driver was accepted, and Mr. and Mrs. Allen Bullock were hired as new school bus drivers. "Shared time" was also discussed. On December 29, .one representative will be elected from this area to serve on the board of the new Junior College - Vocational School setup. Burt, Algona and LuVerne constitute one single area to be presented. Russell Cook Services Held Here Tuesday Funeral services for Glen Russell Cook, 71, lifelong resident of this area, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Methodist church here, with Rev. William R. Noland officiating. Burial followed at Riverview cemetery and McCullough Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Masonic rites were held at the chapel Monday evening. Pallbearers were Charles LaBarre, Don Nelson, Fred Geigel, Ed Wolcott, Lloyd Muckey and Leon Laird. Mr. Cook died at Dickinson Memorial Hospital, Spirit Lake, at 2 a.m. Sunday of injuries received in a par-train crash four miles south of there late Saturday morning. Mr. Cook, son of Joseph F. and Minnie Shirk Cook, was born in Union township July 4, 1895, and married Ruth Robison here May 3, 1916. Tney operated a restaurant here for 12 1/2 years and during recent years, he had been supervisor of school buses for the Algona Community School District. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Shriners and the Methodist church and was a Templar Knight. Survivors include his wife and a sister, Pearl Dutton, Burt. Two sisters preceded him in death. Arnold Meyer, 58, Algona, a bus driver for the local school district, who sustained head injuries, a punctured lung and broken ribs in the same mishap, is reportedly making progress toward recovery at the Spirit Lake hospital. In Family 3 Children Also Injured In Tragedy On Sunday Who Lost Wife Is Plaintiff An Algona man, W. C. Irelan, filed two damage petitions Ir district court here this week in which he asks a total ol $160,277.88 for Injuries to himself and as a result of the death of his wife in a June 21 2-car auto mishap. Mr. Irelan, severely injured in the tragic accident, seeks $83,541.28 in a petition with himself as plaintiff and $76,736.60 in another as executor of the estate of Mabel M. Irelan, deceased. Defendants in both actions are Robert Edward, Ardella and Earl Will. Ireland and Earl Will, 18, Lu- Verne, son of Robert and Ardella Will, were drivers of the autos involved in the mishap, which occurred about 10:30 a. m. at the intersection of highways 169 and 222 (between Bode and Livermore). The Irelan.vehicle was headed south on 169 and the Will auto was headed east on 222. Mrs. Irelan was killed instantly and the others injured in the mishap. The petitions include Mr. and Mrs. Will as defendants as owner of the car driven by their son at the time, and charge the youth with driving in a careless and negligent manner. Mr. Irelan alleges he sustained severe, permanent and painful personal injuries, including skull fracture, fractured right clavicle, four broken front teeth, severe lung injury, multiple minor fractures, abrasions, bruises and lacerations, fractured ribs, scalp laceration, lacerations of the right ear, laceration of the upper lip, laceration over the right scapula area, elbow puncture, teeth loosened, hematoma on the right flank and hip and brain concussion. He asks $75,000 damages, $4,414.78 for medical and dental services, $3,600 for his demolished auto and $526.50 for personal property lost or damaged, The petition in behalf of his decedent wife alleges the Irelan auto, with the decedent as passenger, was "run into and struck on the right side with great force and violence by an auto driven by Earl Will." The petition also claims Earl Will failed to heed the stop sign and stop and yield the right of way to the Irelan auto. The decedent was 64 years of age, according to the petition, which also says the plaintiff was deprived of her companionship, assistance, inspiration, guidance, services as a housewife and loving wife. Decedent's personal property, lost or damaged beyond repair was valued at $347.50 and $2,056.42 funeral expenses were also listed. The plaintiff demands trial by jury of both matters. Two Drivers Are Charged After Mishaps Two area drivers were charged following a pair of minor mishaps this week. Arthur W. Thilges, 56, Algona, was charged with improper backing by local police after his auto struck one driven by Bertha M. Vitzthum, 50, Irvington, on Dodge street here at 9:32 a.m. Tuesday. The Vitzthum vehicle, which sustained an estimated $150 damage, was headed south at the time. Damage to the Thilges a-.to was estimated at $200. Monday at 11 a.m., an auto driven by Ruth C. Russell, 49, Whittemore, pulled from the curb Kossuth county's auto fatality total for 1966 shot up to 11 with the death of a Fort Dodge man and wife, Peter Ciucyk, 40, and Berta Ciucyk, 33, and one of their four children, Roland, 12, following a crunching collision of their auto and a large tractor semi-trailer loaded with potatoes driven by Dale 0. Nelson, 27, Otho, eight miles south of Algona on highway 169 at 2:20 p. m. Sunday. Mr. Ciucyk died instantly as a result of a crushed chest and skull fracture, Roland died about midnight the same day at St. Ann hospital where he had been rushed suffering with shock, a broken arm and internal injuries, and Mrs. Ciucyk died in a Fort Dodge' hospital during the night Tuesday where she had undergone surgery after suffering shock, left leg lacerations and Internal injuries. Three other children in the family and the truck driver were also injured in the tragedy. They were: Susie Ciucyk, 4, shock, internal injuries; Krista Ciucyk, 8, shock, 'ttffftt?Xtt?tt&fffiWffiffiffi;%ffif/£fff. Throat Spasm Results In Emergency Call Mr. and Mrs. Phil Eischen had an experience they don't want repeated at their farm home at 7:30 p. m. when their son, Tom, 13, suffered some sort of throat spasm and became unconscious. The lad was sitting on the davenport at the time. When the spasm occurred, he fell from his seat and lay unconscious on the floor. The Eischens immediately called Dr. Dan Bray, Algona, and the emergency squad of the Algona fire department. When the doctor and firemen arrived, the boy had regained consciousness but they remained at the scene until he was taken to St. Ann hospital. Tom, who had never experienced a similar spasm before, apparently is none the worse for wear - as he was released from the hospital Wednesday with a clean bill of health. on the main street there and collided with a car driven by Robert J. Eagan, 51 Pocahontas. The Eagan car was headed east and sustained an estimated $250 damage, while $75 damage resulted to the Russell vehicle. Deputy Sheriff Don Wood, who investigated, charged the Whittemore driver with improper starting from a parked position. Food Meeting The Kossuth County School Food Service Association met at the Algona public school lunch room, Nov. 9. Mr. Dei Wolfe & Mr, Wells, representatives of the General Mills Co., gave a very interesting baking demonstration. Because of the bad weather many members could not get here. lacerations and internal injuries; Werner Ciucyk, 10, shock, internal injuries; and Mr. Nelson, contusion of the left knee. All were taken to St. Ann. The three remaining orphaned children in the family have no relatives in the United States. Mr. Ciucyk came to this country in 1951 and had been a resident of Fort Dodge since the following year. He was a native of Poland and was deported to Germany during World War n and later employed by the U. S. Army of Occupation. A witness to the crash, Dennis H. Olson, also of Fort Dodge, who did not see the actual collision of-the vehicles, told In* vestigatbrs, Patrolman Tom Cogdall and Deputy Sheriff Ddn Wood, that all he really saw wu a puff of smoke and dust when it occurred as he was following the large, van-type trailer. Passersby, thought to be the first at the scene, Mr. and Mrs. Anarew Lee and Mrs. Selma Opheim, all of Bode, and Mrs. Myrtle Anderson of Humboldt. who were on their way to Algona to visit relatives, called for help after returning to St. Joe from the site of the mishao. They reported the entire Ciucyk family was still in the auto and those who were conscious were screaming, "get us out of here." It took some time to get the body of Mr. Ciucyk out of the totally smahed auto. Others were rushed to the hospital before he was taken to McCullough Funeral Chapel here. The Ciucyk family was headed north in their auto, reported coming to this area for a visit with friends at Bancroft. The truck, owned by Francis P. Mailinger, Otho, was headed south. According to the accident report, the truck driver apparently saw the auto coming toward his vehicle and 'he pulled the right wheels off on the west shoulder of the highway in an attempt to avoid the crash. Point of impact was beyond the center line in the west lane of traffic. The front wheels of the tractors of the big rig were ripped loose and wound up underneath the vehicle when it finally came to a stop nearly in the ditch south of the point of impact. The front and right front of the tractor was badly damaged and considered a total loss. Meanwhile, the auto was stopped abruptly by the collision, partially crushed, - and spun around, with the front of the vehicle barely out on the highway, pointed west, southwest. The left front and left side of the auto was smashed almost be- yound recognition,' as shown in the adjacent photo. The interior of the auto was spattered with blood from the injured, while debris from the vehicle and a child's shoe were thrown on the shoulder and into the nearby ditch. Investigators at the scene were aided while they completed their task by a couple of area men, who served as flagmei, directing traffic past the wreckage of (he vehicles. Mrs, Ciucyk was transjtered, to a Fort Podge hospital and wts in critical condition Monday, f h« children remain^ here,

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