The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 4, 1957 · Page 1
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Value Set On Senfral School Land condemnation board set a -„-- on a parcel of r Hans Baago, which selected as a site for Senteal school. The took place Monday. The land involved totals 15 acres or a little over on the Lone .Rock-Fenton road. Commission members set an ?i C ,!SS!- laBd value of W.600 including crops and fence, and a consequential damage total of $3- Baago still has the right of Ippeal If he so desires. Commission members named by Sheriff Lindhorsf were Paul SMI"?' S u l nto *» Bjustrom, H. W. Miller, Albert Schipull, Ofville Thoreson and Lloyd Robinson. MrsKifscW, Rites Monday At St. Joe Funeral services for a well- known St; Joe woman, Mrs Matt Kirsch, 57, were held in St. Joseph's Catholic Church there at 9 a.m. Monday. Rev. Leo Schumacher officiated and burial was in the St. Joe cemetery. Hamilton Funeral Home of Algona was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers at the funeral were Harold and Henry Thilges, David Walker, James Capesius, Steve Devine and Clair Reding. Mrs Kirsch died at 2:30 a.m. Friday in Mercy hospital at Fort .podge where she had been a pat- v nt for the past month. She suc- cfinnbed to cancer and was hospitalized several times at various places since last November. Margaret Reding, daughter of Mr and Mrs Nick Reding, was born Dec. 26, 1899 at St. Joe. She was raised there, attended school there and at an academy at Dubuque, and married to Mathew Kirsch Feb. 8, 1921, at St. Joe. Mr and Mrs Kirsch have lived in their present farm home 3% miles west of St. Joe since that time. Mrs Kirsch was very active in the St. Joe V. D. of A, court and kind to all who knew her. One of her favorite charities was mission work, which she supported regularly. She is survived by her husband, a son, Bob, at home, a daughter, Kathryn (Mrs Sam Torna- bane), Fort Dodge, two grandchildren, six brothers, six sisters and a half-brother. , The brothers are George Reding, Ottosen; Will Reding, Bode; Peter C. Reding, Monterrey, Minn.; Nick Reding, Whittemore; Andrew and Louis C. Reding, Algona; sisters are Katie (Mrs Frank Capesius) and Mrs Clara Walker, Algona; Mrs Elizabeth Bormann and Mary (Mrs Julius Capesius, Bode; Susie (Mrs S. J. Devine), Corwith; and Sister M. Phyllis, Monticello; and the half-brother is Peter Reding, Algona. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, sister and half-brother. Iowa City, tft* ESTABLISHED 1863 int*«d M wco-tid CUM nwttet at th* fwrtoffte* at Alfon*. Iowa. Kov. 1. 1938. undet Act erf Confttsw of March 8. 1879. AtGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JULY 4, 1957 3 SECTIONS - IS PAGES VOL. 94 - NO. day; Hit By Truck St. Joe Good Neighbors Cultivate 320 Acres HHKBlHBttBlflBHHHHBK*'"* **-™—•—-^. ia ^^.- «- ,. ,-S^EM*S*C «-•—---*—— ^^-^-^^-^^E^^^---. ... —^^^^-^•^^--^ Good neighbors were plentiful at the Matt Kirsch farm 3Va miles west of St. Joe, Friday afternoon. The 26 tractors, cultivators and drivers who turned 320 acres of land in slightly more than two hours, are shown in the above photo. / Mr Kirsch, whose wife died at Mercy hospital, Fort Dodge, at 2:30 a.m. the same day, had been unable to keep up with his field work due to his many trips to the hospital to see Mrs Kirsch, so -•"~ UI and friends made quick work of the cultivating his neighbors problem. • I he * cr 1 w ^W. ^ wJ ° rk at l »•»•• *nd with Don Reding furnishing the fuel and Richard Hammer and' Reding hauling refreshments to the men working in the fields, the job was done in a hurry. Raymond and Harold Thilges served^as a committee-in-charge of affairs and completed the arrangements prior to the big day. Me^ who reported and cultivated *he 320 acres of corn, sorghum and beans were John and James Capesius, William, Harold, Henry, Kenneth, Edwin, Ray, Mark and Leo J. Thilges, Peter and Joe Becker, Anton and Jerry Weydert, ^Norbert and Gary Frideres, Peter C. and John Reding, Marvin Kramer, Reineld Salz, Joseph Faber.-Delmer Plathe, John Torkelson, Paul Erpelding, Elf Bruellman and Wilfred Schneider. The women who prepared and served refreshments when the job was completed were Mrs Edwin Thilges, Mrs Walter Bradley, Mrs Henry C. Thilges, Mrs Raymond Thilges, Mrs Delmar Plathe. Mrs Peter C. Reding, Mrs Reineld Salz, Mrs Harold Thilges and Edna Bormann. (UDM Newsfoto-Engraving) 3 D Algona From Sky, Via Puerto Rico An Algona boy, stationed in the U.S. air force in Puerto Rico, had a look at his home town from the air recently, on a B-36 training mission from Puerto Rico to Rapid City, S. D. He was Don Clapsaddle, master sergeant, son of Mr and Mrs H. D. Clapsaddle, The flight was routine, and Don had the pilot chart a course over Algona. From Rapid City the plane flew back to Puerto Rico. Don has been on Puerto Rico for two years, during which time he has flown all over the world. He carries a motorcycle in the plane where he is a gunner, and when he gets a chance he uses it to see the surrounding country, wWerever he may be, 2 Algona Police At State School Two Algona policemen, Peter C. Jorgenson and Kenneth McBride, were among 67 peace officers who attended a week-long short course for peace officers at Iowa City, last week. They were told that knowing what kind of crimes may be committed by what type of persons can help narrow the field of investigatio Office Machine Burglars Hit Kossuth Towns The "business machine" burglars were at it again in Kossuth county last weekend, with break- ins reported at Ledyard and Whittemore Thursday and Friday nights. The Ledyard Elevator and the Rock Island Lumber Co. office at Ledyard were entered sometime Thursday night, according to Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, who called to investigate. At the elevator, burglars did a very neat job, said manager Bernard Reilly. They grabbed an upright typewriter out of a desk, then closed the door. An adding machine and a nearly new calculator, valued at more than $700 were passed up. The thieves broke a window, then opened a door to gain admittance at the elevator and pried a side door and broke an office door down at the lumberyard office.. An electric drill and electric saw, valued at $120, were stolen at the lumberyard. Thetts at the elevator have become a common occurence. The typewriter taken Thursday night, although covered by insurance, was the third taken from the office there in less than four years, according to Reilly. Four adding machines have also disappeared during thefts and during one of the forays, $170 in cash was taken from a peeled safe. No cash was taken at either place this trip. Two places were also victim ized at Whittemore Friday night Yield • at the elevator was ar adding machine, while nothing was apparently taken at the Phillips 66 bulk station. A pry-bar was used to gain admittance at Whittemore. The driveway door at the elevator was pried open and two desk drawers were also opened with the same instrument. The north door al the bulk station was chisselec and pried open. Three automobile crash deaths in this area opened the 4th of .July week on a somber note. The dead: Wendell C. Monson, 33, Livermore. . •'..'.. ' Delores Hansen/ 25, Humboldt. Irvin O. Carpenter, 46, West Bend. Monson and Miss Hansen were killed when they were pinned beneath an overturned car sometime early last Friday morning, on a gravel road three miles north and one mile east of Humboldt. The couple were going to Humboldt after a dance at Livermore. The car was found about 7:30 a.m. Friday as shown in the adjacent picture, with both young people pinned underneath. The car traveled 606 feet from where it left the road before coming to a stop. t Monson had lived in Liverrnore all his life. His father, a brother and sister survive. Four Car Crash Carpenter was killed Sunday in a 4-car collision near Estherville. He was a passenger in a car driven by Henry Enger, 50,' also of West Bend. They were returning from a fishing trip. Enger was driving south on highway 17 when his car was j struck from behind by another vehicle. The Enger car swerved across the highway, and collided with a third machine headon, and a fourth then crashed into, the first three. Three of the loui cars were total losses. Carpenter is survived by a wife and two sons. Because all three fatalities were just outside of Kossuth county they do not count in Kos- Sllth'cs fat»lit\r vor»ni*H ff\f 4-Vtio t»OQr« Don Wood investigated. .Injured On Farm . Larry Cook, 16, son of Mr and Mrs Chet Cook of Algona, re- *ceived-u-fractured arm and miscellaneous injuries when he fell from a tractor on the Robert Black farm near Algona Tuesday morning and was run over by a wagon. He was taken to St. Ann hospital, treated and released. He has been working for Black this summer. A city truck, driven by Glenn Burtis, collided with the rear of an auto driven by Dorothy J. Becker of Burt at the intersection of north Main street and highway 18 at 5:08 p.m. Monday. No estimate of damage was made. Policeman Joe McBride investigated the crash, which resulted in a neck- injury for a passenger in the Becker car, Ruth Peterson. Thomas M. Altman of Irvington was charged with failing to yield the right-of-way by Patrolman Dale McBride following a two-car mishap on the LuVerne county road a mile north- of the Humboldt-Kossuth county line at 7 p.m. Saturday. His car skidded on a a sligtit curve and hit an auto driven by Raymond S. Miller of LuVerne. Winner of 22 State and National Awards 1950 » 1957 •ADOHM AWARD WLNNE* Winner of Second Place "General Excellence" National Editorial Assn., 195* suth's fatality record for this year, which now stands at seven. 3 Kurt In 5 Mishaps But three persons did receive injuries in five mishaps around the county during the weekend. Most seriously injured was Richard Peterson, 24. of Britt. He received a fractured pelvis and internal injuries and was rushed to Hancock county hospital at Britt following a one-car qrash 1*h. miles north and one-eighth mile east of Wesley at '10:30 p.m. Monday. Peterson's vehicle was headed east on a county'road at the time of the crash. He evidently lost control of the vehicle on a crossroad dip, skidded, slammed into the north ditch and rolled over. Damage to the ear was estimated at $600 by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst who investigated. Peterson was reportedly in good condition by hospital authorities Tuesday noon. No one was injured in a two- ear mishap on highway 18 near the HiJIcrest Trailer Court at 11:20 a.m. Tuesday. A Des Moines woman, Bernadine Johnson, was headed east in a new Chevrolet when Ralph L,. Bierlein, 63, of Chaska, Minn., attempted to turn left from the westbound" lane of traffic. The right rear fenders scraped, with damaged estimated at $150 to the Des Moines machine and $50 to the other vehicle. The Des Moines driver narrowly averted a head-on crash with a Iur4 vehicle. Deputy Sheriff! Bartholomew Has Ulcer Operation Maurice; Bartholomew of Al gona had an operation for stomach ulcers, Saturday afternoon, at the Veterans Hospital in Des Moines. He was taken there Friday after he began hemhor- raging. His son Max and Maurice's wife went with him, and Mrs Bartholomew remained in Des Moines while Max returned home Sunday. Two ulcers were removed by surgery, and Maurice was reported as feeling quite good considering the operation, Sunday. * Fred Bartholomew, brother pf Maurice, has also, been hospitalized for the past three months at the Veterans Hospital, but has been able to come home weekends. Where Boy, 9, On Bike Died Trips, Breaks Arm Wh»«*mor* — Ken Seely, youngest son of Mr and Mrs Bert Seely, fell over his brother Keith's foot and broke his right arm above the elbow. The boys were staying at the home of their grandparents, Mri and Mrs Harry Seeley, while Mr Harry Seely was on a fishing trip in northern Minnesota. 2 Move Offices Dr. Joseph M. Rooney has moved from his office in the Hetse Bldg. on N. Dodge to 114 N. Moore, formerly occupied by Dr. Schutter. Mrs Hubert Schoby xs his assistant. Dr. Al Amunson, optometrist, has moved from over Thuente Drug to the Ifte Pr Cretemeyer office on So. Harlan St. in the Home Federal Blag. , on T £ e l ?od ? °* bttle Allen Thilges is shown in the above photo lying near the middle of highway 169 about 3 J /4 miles north of Algona soon after he was crushed under the rear wheels of a semi, trailer, shown in the background. Also shown in the photo are, left to right, Mrs Kenneth C. Phillippi, wife of the truck driver lived. DCDUtv Sheriff Don Wood.- Whr> invest! crater) th» traaartv Phillinni tho rlriwor. on^ TI.V, T" —•••—.»•- ••• v»»» £**»w v^r ** 4 V ) *v*> v »w * *Q**V) •»>** a *>w****vv** V/f •!> tJA-HiW M4f VV «XC W* V4JLQ H 14VIV mi "Pi mTOlyed, Deputy Sheriff Don Wood,- who investigated the tragedy, Phillippi, the driver, and Jim Egli df Algona, who was directing traffic at the scene. Allen was riding as a passenger with Ronnie Mertz, 10, on the bicycle shown, when it tipped [• as the truck met them coming from the south, The. boys had just pulled on to the highway from IA 1*1 A r»f t no Tr\n A/111 lai* Tai*m ortH ar\n A a -raitr Fa a-f *«»V»/»••» +K«. v^lnl*.*.. AA A.,.« A .J , e. oys a us pue on the lane of the Joe Miller farm and gone a few feet when the mishap occurred. The death was the eighth on Kossuth roads this year. (UDM Newsfoto-Engraving) 93 On Sunday, Summer's High The advent of real summer weather, long sought here by persons who wanted to turn off furnaces for a couple of months anyway (and they did, Sunday), became a reality during the past weekend. Yessir, the ice went out of the south side of the Des Moines River north of town when the mercury got up to 93 Sunday afternoon. A 92 mark Tuesday and, a pair of 88s Saturday and Monday proved summer was here. Two inches of rain fell during the week, assuring crop producers in the area of possible top yields. H June. 25 ...., ..... 82 June 26 ......... 78 June 27 ...... ...74 June 28 ......... 80 June 29 ......... 88 June 30 _ ........ 93 J"}y 1 ....... - r 88 July 2 ......... 93 _ The five^ay forecast indicates more hot weather with the possibility of rain §nd severe weath« ed L 54 54 56 59 62 56 65 R .50 1.50 Fractures A Leg Mowing Lawn It must be a jinx. A well-known Algona woman, Mrs Ralph Elbert, fractured her right leg above the ankle Saturday afternoon in a fall while mowing the lawn. She was mowing behind the Elbert home when she went down the hill, twisted her ankle and fell, suffering the fracture. The bone was set and she is now in a cast getting around on crutches. Her mother, Mrs Clara Hart greaves, suffered a fractured hip several weeks ago in a fall. 3 Licenses To End June License went to the following couples: June ,26 ~- Galen A. Heinkel, LuVerne, and Gloria Tweddale, Britt. July J — John Kressin and Jeanne Jtoglaod, Fenton; and Thomas G. WUUimson and Ray Ditsworth, Bancroft Severs Artery Christy McGuire, 10, daughter of Mr and Mrs Chuck McGuire of Bancroft, fell through a window, Monday, at the McGuire home and severed an artery in her leg. She was rushed to St. Ann hospital and is making a satisfactory recovery today. Bike Rider Is Killed North OfAlgona Little Allen Thilges, 0, son of Mr and Mrs Raphael Thilges of rural Algona, became Kossuth county's eighth highway fatality of 1957 when he was crushed under the wheels of a aemi-trailer 3V4 miles north of Algona on highway 189 at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Allen died instantly when the bicycle on which he was a passenger tipped under the truck, driven by Kenneth C. Phillippi, 29, of Minneapolis. Ronnie Mertz, 10, was pedaling the bicycle at the time of the tragedy. The Thilges boy was sitting on the cros'sbar in front of the seat. The two, and a third boy, Tommy Miller, 10, who was alone on his bicycle, had just pulled onto the highway from the Miller farm and headed south. The truck driver, whose rig was headed north, noticed the bicycle carrying the Mertz and Thilges,boys weaving as it came toward him and warned them with his horn. According to Phillippi, he thought the truck had cleared the bicycle, but when he looked in his rear view mirrbr he saw the bicycle on the pavement. He stopped immediately. The Thilges boy was lying near the center of the pavement in practically the same position on the bicycle as he had been before the mishap. According to the Mertz boy, he made the same move anyone would make when he felt the bicycle start to fall-— he jumped clear and was saved from ths huge left rear/wheel? ot the trailer. Instinct saved hir lifei The boys had been flaying to- ^^ytf- th? Miller.farm^urpg,, "the afternoon, and -were goinff "home. The Mulef ?! boy was going' to ride halfway home with the others, then return. The Thilges farm is three miles west and one-half mile south of the accident scene; , Funeral services for Allen will be held at St. Cecelia Catholic Church at: 9:30 a.m. Thursday with Msgr. P. P. Gearen officiating. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery arid McCulloughs Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers will be Gary and Larry Huberty and Billy and Bobby Reed. Allen was ttorn Jan. 21, 1948 and has three sisters, Connie, Shirley and Patricia, and two brothers, Dwight and Du'ane, Hire Stephenson < On Local Faculty It will be Stephenson fpl ' Stephenson in the junior high faculty at Algona higb school during the next school year. -' Howie Stephenson, who was born, raised and educated here, was hired by the Algoaa Com- . munity School District board 4o teach junior high science and social studjes, driver's training and to coach juni9r high athletics during'-its meeting Monday night. He will replace Robert Stephen' son, no relation, who resigned this spring after 12 years in the local school system. Howie was graduated frpm Iowa State Teachers and sirige that time has been varsity toqt- ball end basketball coach at Mallard, Farmer's Leg Broken Henry Harms, Jr., a farmer living 4 miles northeast of West Bend, suffered a broken right ieg in two places last week, fie was doing the milking when one of the gows kicked him twice, breaking the leg just below the knee and at the ankle. He is a patient at St. Ann hospital . 4 Face Morals Charge Four Elmore, Minn, area youths, one 17 and the other! 19, were listed for a court hearing at Blue Earth, July 5, en ' • a morals charge, the exact wording of which had not been determined early this, weekt The four were arrested Sunday night by MinaMota authorities and failed after accosting a If year»old flfcri. The girl had been escorted to her home alter ft roller skating party. , ~ • He? parents wtre net at home, She laid tfct noise outside and stepped out to investigate, The the youths approached her and took her into their drove to rural area where «h» was asMultcd. An older twter of. the girl wai apprejMarive about tbf when the RStlced the wv *-'« : = j —' CT ^*- J? ^' party and eaJlMl the the doerja younger ibf Couoiy At did 094

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