The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 25, 1957 · Page 7
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 7

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 25, 1957
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Father & Son Save Lives Of 4 In Fiery Plane Crash smouldering remains of a four-passenger Navion airplane, which crashed a half-mile west of Fenton at 1:45 p.m. Thursday, fire shown above in the first photo taken at the? scene. Four persons, Mr and Mrs Rowland Noah and Mrs Josephine Stewart, Kansas City, Mo., and Eddie Biggs, Kansas City, Kans., were in the plane when it crashed, but were rescued by Roger Dreyer, 17, and his father, Everett H. Dreyer, who live a short distance from the crash scene. Both Dreyers witnessed the mishap, and rushed immediately to the wreck. Roger pnt his fists through the plane's canopy and released the catch so the passengers of the plane piloted by Mr Noah could escape. The Dreyers assisted as the fjur emerged with slight injuries as the Navion began to burn. "' The plane hit telephone wires on the north side of the road and hurtled into the south ditch where it stood on its nose with the rudder, shown at the left, resting against highlines at the right. Electricity caused the fire which destroyed the craft almost immediately. (Upper Des Moines Newsfoto-Engraving) A Fenton farm youth, Roger Dreyer, 17, and his father, Everett H. Dreyer, rescued four Kansas City persons from possible death at 1:45 p.m. Thursday, July 18, following an airplane crash a half-mile west of Fenton. Due to the work of the Dreyers, the four, Rowland Noah, 46, his wife, 48, and Mrs Josephine Stewart, 52, of Kansas City, Mo. and Eddie Biggs, 40, of Kansas City, Kans. received only minor injuries. All were rushed to St. Ann hospital immediately. Biggs was released the same afternoon, while the other three, who suf* fered serious bruises, were hospitalized until Friday afternoon and released. Mr Noah also received a deep cut over his lefi eye. The Noahs, Mrs Stewart and - Biggs made the trip to Fenton in a four passenger Navion to look at an airplane owned by Paul Hudson of Fenton, who was offering it for sale. They spent about 20 minutes at the Fonton airstrip, located on the Frank Thilges farm, talking with Hudson, then were going to take off for home. Headed south on the strip, the big Navion failed to clear tele- phonc wires at the end of the field.' It crashed into the wires, ripping up two poles and a thousand feet of wire, flopped across the blacktop road and' landed on its nose with the rudder resting against a high line- on the south side of the road. The plane immediately caught fire. Both Dreyers Saw Crash Mr Dreyer was right at the scene. He had pulled out of his lane, about a quarter-mile west and was heading east to an oat field on a tractor when the Kansas City plane began its takeoff. Mr Dreyer decided to stop and watch and when the plane crashed it shot across right behind him and the tractor. Roger Dreyer was working in a field adjacent to the Dreyei farmyard, saw the crash and ran to the scene immediately. He was two blocks away when the. mishap occurred. Sparks were jumping around the tail portion of the plane due to the contact with the powei line when the Dreyers approached the plane. Young Dreyer hopped up on the plane and crashed his fists through the plexiglass eano'py, *hich Wi* lAfehed on the inside. Me released ihe latch, and the Dreye** then released Biggs after a battle with his safety belt. The other three persons wer»: also removed from the cabin ol the plane as flames lapped at the interior. The plane was almost completely destroyed by fift within minutes. It was valufed a, $IO : 000. According to Mrs No8h, "the action of' the Dreyer boy undoubtedly saved our lives. Wher, he put his fist through the canopj and leleased the catch it becamt oossibie for Biggs to get out ant the rest of us followed." Firsl Crash For Pilot Mr Noah, who was piloting the plane at the time of the crash, has »een flying for years and neve, had a mishap before. According to Biggs and several local pilots, questioned after the wreck, i plane has difficulty getting off the ground in extremely hot weather \ lung run is needed to get int< the air. Hot,humid weather was blarnec for Thursday's crash, which disrupted telephone .service on tin west side of Fenton for a while The four Kansas City person, eft by plfjne lor their home late; ^rid-'y after visiting the Dreyei family earlier in the afternoon. i DHEYERS TO GET HEROISM MEDALS Frank Ulish. district dkector for the State Department of Public Safety, said Friday that Everett and Roger Dreyer, father and son, would receive special medals for heroism from the State of Iowa for their work in saving the lives of four occupants in the trapped plane. Presentation will be made this weekend at Clear Lake at the annual Governor's Days, by Gpvernor Herschpl Loveless. Roger will receive the Volar award. His father, Everett, will receive the life-saving award. Grand Opening, New Paint Store Grand opening of the new Sherwin-Williams Branch, 118 N. Dodge," across from the Post Office, will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week it has been announced by branch manager David Shipley. Bill Finn, president of the Algona Chamber of Commerce, wil! participate in ribbon cutting ceremonies at 9:30 Thursday morning to officially open the store. The public is invited to visit the new store three days of the opening which will include a free drawing of' paint for five Iw 9<*, V Evaretl H. Dreyer Roger Dreyer rooms and special prizes. "The new branch brings to Algona one of the most up-to-date and completely stocked paint outlets in the state," said Shipley this week. "We are prepared to meet the paint and color needs of homemakers, professional painters, or commercial establish- irients and industrial firms." Available at the store are copies of the Paint and Color Style Guide, a book of decorating idea^ for every room which features illustrations in full color. Also available is another book called the Decor-Aider and a how-to- paint book, the Home Decorator. Corn Borer Memo The way conditions are now we can expect second brood corn borer moths to be laying eggs about the first week in August. This will be extremely early and will give the moths a longer period of time to lay eggs Achievement Day Dates For Girls'4-H Set The schedule for the 4-H girl's Inc'il achievement show? in Kossuth County Was recently completed. Judges have br-or. named .••nd clubs arc making final pl'>n-; for the rhow. Achievement day is the most important day in the club yer.r. Girls have the oppoi-- tunity to display their entire year's xvork and receive constructive criticism. Placings are given by the iudges and the better constructed garments will be named for the coUtity contest. Also at the local achievement show, club demonstrations will be presented, a style show will be tfiven and the girls will have an opportunity to compete in the °tyle revue contest and a exhibit judging contest. Style revue winners, exhibit judging winner •md demonstration teams will be represented at the county achievement show held during the county fair. . July 26, Buffalo Boosters — Alternoon, M. E. Church, Titonka. July 29, Lincoln Handy Helpers — 2:00 p.m., Ray K. Johnson home; Lone Rock Liv. Rockets— 7:30 p.m., Lone Rock Elevator. July 30, Union Alethean — 7:30 p.m., Twp, Civic Center; Cresco Chums — 7:30 p.m., Cresco Hallf Riverdale I & II — 2:00 p.m., St. Joe Hall; Ledyard Lassies — 2:00 p.m., Legion Hall, Ledyard. July 31 — Eaglc-Ettes — 8:00 p.m., JWancil Hurlburt's; Blue & White — 1:30 p.m., Jean Rahe's. Aug. 1, Irvington Ideals — 2:00 p.m., Clarence Siemer's; Seneca Stars — evening, Seneca Church: Greenwood Girls — 1:45 p.m., Ditsworth's; Prairie Pale — 1:45 p.m., Wesley M. E. Church. Aug. 2., Plum Creek Elite — 1:30 p.m., Center School; Lakota Luckies — Evening, C. A. Gutknecht's. Aug. 3, Swea Sunbeams — 1:30 p.m., Swea Twp. Hall; LuVerne Live Wires — Afternoon, Town Hall, LuVerne; Grant Go-Getters —Afternoon; Bancroft Busy Bees —1:30 p.m., Al Lensing's. Aug. 5, Fenton Forwards—1:30 p.m., Gerald Radig's; Wesley Wizards — 1:30 p.m., M. E. Church, Wesley; Swea City Sweethearts— 7:30 p.m., Swea City; Lotts Creek Lassies — 7:30 p.m., Academy, Whittemorc. Aug. 6, LuVerne Peggy Pals — 1:30 p.m., M. E. Church, Corwith; Algona Aces U-Go-I-Go Aug. 8, Burt Blue Birds — 2:00 p.m., VFW Hall, Burt. thtin«!«y, July 25, (ftt.) Music Thefts At Farm Home Theft Ol a cornet <md trombone from th« Bernard Meh- ter farm home, Z\'i miles east arid two milfes north of Butt, wag fepdfied to the Sheriffs office at 2 p.m. Sunday. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorsl Investigated, the horns, both in brown eases, were taken sometime Saturday or Sunday morning fr<Jm the Meifc- ter house. Mrs Mister reported the theft. Wm. Schuf jer, 27, Dies From Heart Attack A young Algona man. William D. Schutjer, 27, succumbed to a heart attack at St. Ann hospital Saturday. He had been ill only one day.- Funeral services for Mr. Schutjer were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Methodist church here with Rev. Coughenaucr officiating. Burial was in Buffalo township cemetery at Titonka and McCullough's Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Born at Wesley August 21, 1929, William Duane Schutjcr war the son of William H. and Leots Dennis Schutjer. He came to Algona in 1950 and married Donna Moser here Oct. 1 that year. The Schutjers have liver' here since that time, and Mr Schutjer was employed as a truck driver by Ray Alderson at the time of his death. Besides his wife, he is survived by two children, Pamela, 8, and Randy, 5, his mother, a sister, Patricia (Mrs Gerald Lehr), Manson, and a half-sister, Cheryl] Walrod, Wesley. His father preceded him in death in 1939. Pallbearers at the funeral were Cecil Snyder, Joe Knoer, Arnie Ricklefs, Michael Nelson, Eldon and Wendell Schutjer. Service from the Post Office at Livermore to Mpls. Ft. t) & D>s M tfains 3 & 4, afrd retufft, will be discontinued Effective «hlty 27, and will be replaced -by Star Route Service to connect with these same trains at Humboldt. eotrftf er tewx, IN AND FOR KOSSUTtt C<3tJim > NINA DURYEA, Plaintiff —vs— GUYAN K. AFRICA, Ef AL, Defendant* IN EQUITY MO. 18289 NOTICE TO GUYAN K. AFRICA AND TO ',VHOM IT MAY CONCERN: You ;tnd each of you are hereby •intifiorl that there is now on file in the office of the Ctctk of the District Court of Kossuth County, Iowa, the application J. M. Herbst, the duty appointed, qualified and acting referee In the above entitled matWr, asking for authority to approvfe the sale ot Lot One (1) Block Twenty-two (22) of the Original Plat. Altofia, Kossuth County, Iowa, and you are further notified that by Ordei- of the Honorable O. W. Still- mat!, one ot the Judges of the abbVe entitled Court, hearing on the above entitled matter has been pet for the 12th day of August, A. D.. 1957, at 10:00 A.M. at the Court House In Al- Rona, Kossuth County, Iowa, at which time and place you may appear 4 and file written objections If any you may have to show cause why said ap- 1 plication should not be gt-anted. J. M. Herbst. Referee McMahon and Cassfel, Attorneys (Published July 25 and Aug. 1, IDS?, In The Algona (Iowa) Upper JJes Moines) To Replace Train Mail Service Livermore — In keeping with the policy of the Post Office department for economy and non-duplication in the movement and handling of the mails, Postmaster Mary E. Colwell has announced that mail messenger He Earned It! HAROLD SUNI During the past year he has distinguished himself as a top insurance agent in America. His service to his policyholders was exemplary, and his production of insurance was outstanding. He finished way out in front—and has been invited to join other State Farm "Career" Agents at the 1957 recognition meeting. Congratulations. John Hayes Box 228 Algona STATE FAfcM Insurance Companies THURSDAY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY OUfeY 25 - 26 - 27 COVER THE EARTH SELF-WRINGING "" PAINT BRUSHES At your service with THE LATEST IDEAS IN HOME DECORATING! We're niig-hty proud of our new store and we hope you'll come iu_and get acquainted. During our Grand Opening Sale, there \vfH be free gifts for the ladies, and for the youngsters. TEDDY" MOPS Keguhr Value $1,79 NOW ONLY SI. 25 AMAZING REINFORCED CELLULOSE SPONGE! Va/u* 3 5 C NOW ONLY ^JC 9x12 DURABLE PAPER DROPCLOTH! NOW ONtY 790 CEREMONY £:30 A.M.•-THURSDAY STORE LOCATED ACROSS FROM POSTOFFIOE CHIEFTAN ROLLER APJD TRAY SET QNIY COMPLETE SUPER KEM-TONE ...the washable LATEX wall paint! Easy to apply! Fqtt to dry) $6,39 (iai. $2.10 Qt. (Peep colon) $&69 Gai. Over 100 beaviilul tohrsl Enough point to point a room to Five Lucky Winners! To show our appreciation for your visit ikuvi:.; our Grand Opening Sale, we are going to gii>" ou>«'/ a >i:i%h paint to paint a room to five lucky people! You i!on'i. i^ive to make i purchase .•. . just sign a card an.-l chop it into the Pme Drawing Box. You don't have to be r>ivs<-!:' \vhi--p ru-me; are drawn (at the close of business Saturclav night) to be a winner. 3 winners rnav have tiu-ir o.'ioict; 'if colors . . . enough fiaint for a room, freo of thai jo! FREE . . . Enough Paint for & Rooms! Special prices... two sixes 2"BRUSH 4"BRUSH KEM-GLO America's Favorite Enamel looks and washes Ilk* baked enamel I $9.49 Gal. « $2.85 Qt. fOft KITCHENS, BATHROOMS and AUWOOOWORI^ SHEBWIM-WIIUAMS SWP House If/ «* More bones art painted W% SWP Rom* faint than any . ottuur brand. Bait far yow how*, 7.35 gal' (in 5-gal. pails) SET • ACQUAIKTED - SPE ALS FLASHLIGHT Bargain chrome- plat»d flashlight casa with pr«focused bylb. Tqlcet 2 standard batteries, Thres-poii- tion switch and red flash button. S9t ONU WREN HOUSE t Selected eallfornii Redwwd • A child can issiiilo it • No tails, straws, glut SALE 79c R«f, value $1,19 PARING KNIFE! Kigulgr Valvt NOW ONir2lC STURDY s-rr* STEP LADDER! Regular Va/w« $5.98 NOW ONLY 10-QT.GAlVANIZED PAIL vonUed pall. Every home needt gt leg;! epej SPONGES and TOWB 6IFT PACK All for only.., Reg. Gloss Tumblers

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