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March 19, 1968

The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 1

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The "FIRST-OF-THE-WEEK" Tabloid . . . aigona tipper I9eg joints 12 Tabloid Pages ESTABLISHED 1865 , « S sec , ond class "Utter at the postolfice at Algona. Iowa (50511). Nov. 1, 1!)32. undqr Act of Congress of March 3. 1879 ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 1968 VOL. 102 NO. 21 Three Injured In Weekend Wrecks V. E. Schrader plan Lectures On Youth Hurt Early Sunday Two Drivers Alcohol To Area Of Burl Dies; Junjorl H i g hs Rites Tomorrow BURT - Virgil E. Schrader, 58, former garage owner and operator for 20 years here, died Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in Park Memorial Hospital, Mason City, where he had been a patient for seven weeks. Funeral services for him will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Burt Methodist Church with Rev. Merlin C. Davies officiating. Burial will follow at Burt township cemetery and Garry Funeral Hqme, Bancroft, is in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers will be Kenneth Ditsworth, Verle Nelson, Lawrence and Vincent Govern, Bill Batt and Bob Riebhoff. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2:30 Tuesday and at the church after 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. He was born Feb. 28, 1909 at Burt, a son of the late Charles and Mayme Schrader. He was educated at Burt and married Lillian Coombs at Emmetsburg in 1936. She preceded him in death March 1, 1966. He had been farming in the Titonka area for the past several years. Survivors include a daughter, Vicki, at home; five brothers, Clifford, Charles and Clayton, Burt; Clarence of Roswell, N.M., and Max of Donifan, Mo.; and two sisters, Opal (Mrs. George Harley), Carlsbad, N. M., and Helen (Mrs. Jack Osborn), Houston, Texas. South Dakota Man Is Bound Over, Check A North Sioux City, So. Dak. man, Michael J. Kleiber, 24, was bound over to district court Saturday by Justice Delia Welter on a check charge. The matter was filed after he allegedly passed a $29 check at the Acreage Motel here and he waived preliminary hearing in justice court. Joseph Loebach, Jr., plaintiff, is asking $2,000 from Alfred Barslou and Sam Gibson, defendants, for alleged damage to the former's corn by Gibson's cattle which apparently broke through a fence, in a new case filed this week. The plaintiff charges negligence by the two defendants. An OMVI charge against Dale Doughan, Algona, was dismissed here last week after recommendation by County Attorney Bing MacDonald. Named Delegate LeRoy Janssen, Lakota, has been named a delegate to represent 900 members of Midwest Breeder's Cooperative from 13 area counties at the annual meeting at Shawano, Wise. March 30. Marvin Kenne, Algona, and Fred Kadow, Bancroft, are technicians Lectures dn "Alcohol and its Effects" will be presented to junior high school students in Kossuth county, according to the Iowa Council on Alcohol Problems, (formerly Iowa Temperance League) with headquarters in Des Moines. Milton D. 1 Broadfoot, executive director of'the Council, will be giving classroom lectures at Algona Monday, March 25; Ti- tonkaand Wesley-Corwith, Tuesday, March 26; and Swea City, Monday, April 22. Among the visual aids employed in the talks are color film and an "electric brain" which illustrates the depressant action of alcohol. Last year schools in over 70 counties in Iowa used the Council's educational service. Mrs. Garreft Rites Are Held At Lakota Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Lakota Presbyterian Church for Mrs. Richard Garrett, 44, Lakota, who died Friday at Buffalo Center hospital. Burial was at Maple Hill Cemetery in Lakota. Garry Funeral Home, Bancroft, was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Garrett was born Florence Boldt June 8, 1923, at Faribault, Minn. She and her husband were married May 18, 1943 at St. Paul. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Gary in the Navy and Michael at home; two brothers, Ernest Boldt, Jr. of San Francisco, Calif., and Erwin of Faribault; and seven sisters, Mrs. Clarence Tressman, Mrs. Mae Kinney, Mrs. Franc Elmquist and Mrs. Roy Miller, all St. Paul; Mrs. Dorothy Shuler, Faribault; Mrs. Rudolph Nelson of Kenyon and Mrs. Berniece Janis of Chicago. Two Directors Are Elected At Whittemore The annual stockholders meeting of the elevator was held Tuesday evening at St. Michael's school hall in Whittemore. President Earl Steier opened the meeting, followed by the minutes of the last meeting by secretary Charles Bormann, and managers report by manager Alfred Schultz. Election of new directors was held with John Simpson replacing Leonard Pompe, whose term expired, and Cliff Teeter replacing Bill Bormann, who moved out of the territory. Charles Bormann was re-elected. A 17-year old Fenton youth, James R. Voigt, luckily escaped serious injury when the auto he was driving, shown above, crashed along a blacktop road 1 1/2 miles east of Lone Rock at 1:30 a. m. Sunday. He sustained head cuts, including one above an eye, and a sprained ankle and was found by a passerby soon after the crash, a short distance from the overturned auto, taken to the home of his parents at Fenton and they took him to Holy Family hospital, Estherville, where he remained for treatment. His car was termed a total loss. The auto, a 1959 2-door hardtop, was headed west at the time of the mishap. The vehicle wound up about 30-40 feet from a dredge ditch and small bridge. The interior of the auto was splattered with blood and small parts from it were scattered nearby, including the windshield, which popped out and was shattered when it landed near the bank of the dredge ditch. Patrolmen Tom Cogdall and Jim Wolske investigated the mishap early Sunday morning and charged Voigt with falling to have control of his auto. (UDM Newsfoto) Algona Native To Get Award At Long Beach The 68th Iowa Winter Picnic will be held at Recreation Park, Long Beach, Calif., Saturday, March 30, with a program to begin at 12:30 p.m. that will feature presentation of the Distinguished lowan Award to Stary Gange, a native of Algona. The biographical sketch on Mr. Gange gives no more information than the fact that he was born in Algona. He received his early schooling in Tama county, and since 1909 has lived in the Lindsay and Visalia, Calif, areas, where he is an orange and olive grower and banker. He has been active in many community affairs there. He has also served in various high offices in the Kiwanis,andis a former director of the National Canners Association. His topic will be "Singing the Song of America." To 'Smart Party' IOWA CITY - Candace Vaudt of Fenton, Janell Newbrough of Lone Rock and Joan Mogler of West Bend are among some 800 University of Iowa coeds invited to the 1968 annual "Smarty Party" sponsored by the chapter of Mortar Board at the U of I. to be held at 10 a. m. Saturday, March 23, in the main lounge of Iowa Memorial Union. Melting Lead, Burt Man Burns Hand And Arms Darwin Koepke, 30, Burt, suffered minor burns in an encounter with a portable burner at his parents' home Wednesday. Koepke was melting lead on the burner in the basement and was unable to shut off the burner. When names began rising higher, he attempted to carry it outdoors but dropped it. His father, Floyd Koepke, called Burt firemen but Darwin had smothered the blaze with a rug before they arrived. However, he suffered burns on his hands and arms. Going To Omaha Hospital Post Robert R. Devine, assistant administrator of St. Ann hospital here for a little over a year, announced Monday that he is leaving his local position, probably about April 10, to become controller at Doctor's Hospital, Omaha. He came here originally from Omaha. St. Ann is presently looking for a replacement for Mr. Devine. Battery Stolen A battery was stolen from a pickup owned by Thermogas Co. here during the weekend. The theft was discovered when an attempt was made to start the vehicle. Police were notified. Are Charged By Officers Three persons sustained injuries in car mishaps which occurred in this area during the weekend. Fortunately, none were hurt seriously. The injured included James Voigt, 17, Fenton, head cuts and sprained ankle; James A. Heed- inger, Des Moines, abrasions; and Henry L. Zinnel, 67, Ottosen, chest injury. Voigt was taken to Holy Family hospital, Estherville and Heedinger to St. Ann hospital, Algona, for treatment, while Mr. Zinnel was treated by a doctor and released. Full details on the young Fenton man's mishap appear elsewhere in today's UDM. Heedinger was hurt when the auto he was driving left highway 18 a mile and a half west of Algona at 1:50 a. m. Saturday, and struck a utility pole and slammed into a field. His auto was termed a total loss by Patrolman Charles Bird who investigated. The driver apparently fell asleep at the wheel of the vehicle. Zinnel was hurt when his auto and one driven by Martin P. Frideres, 51, West Bend, collided at the intersection of two blacktop roads six miles north of Bode at 4 p. m. Wednesday. The Zinnel auto was headed north and the Frideres machine was headed west at the time of the crash. Zinnel stopped at a stop sign, then pulled out into the path of the other vehicle. He was charged with failing to yield to oncoming traffic after making a stop. Patrolman Jim Wolske estimated damage to the Zinnel auto at $500, while $1,000 damage resulted to the Frideres car. Autos driven by John A. Vigdal, 17, and Lawrence H. Pertl, 72, both of Whittemore, collided on the main street there at 11:15 a. m. Sunday. The Vigdal auto was headed west and the Pertl vehicle was headed north at the time. The latter stopped at a stop sign, then pulled into the path of the other machine. Mr. Pertl was charged with failing to yield to oncoming traffic after making a stop. Patrolman Wolske estimated damage to the autos at $105. 6 Have Filed Seven men have filed applications at the courthouse here to fill the soon to be vacant supervisor post in the second district. However, only six remain in contention for the appointment as Mayor Bill Finn, who filed, wittidrew his application. Men seeking the appointment, which will probably be made about the end of the month, are Stewart McFadden, Earl Zeigler, Lee Schenck, Nealy Zaugg, James Walker and Richard R, Kain, all of Algona. The appointee will fill the unexpired term of Garry McDonald.

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