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Ask m For Auto Loss In Death Crash A second damage suit against Edward Boyken, administrator of the estate of Gerhard Bruns, was filed in district court here this week. Plaintiff in the new matter is Josephine A. Dougherty, owner of an auto allegedly demolished in the crash. This suit seeks $700 for the auto, which was valued at $750, but sold for $50 salvage after a tragic two-car crash July 7, 1964, three miles west of Garner on highway 18. Mr. Bruns, 71, and his brother, Henry, 76, both of Titonka, died as a result of a collision of cars driven by Gerhard Bruns and Roger Dougherty, 21, Chariton. The earlier damage suit, filed in behalf of Roger Dougherty, Oct. 14, 1964 here, asks $60,000 for suffering great physical and mental pain and nervous shock, stating he was permanently partially disabled, sustained loss of time, earnings and wages and future earning capacity as a result of the crash. Negligence of Gerhard Bruns, driver of the Titonka auto, is charged in both petitions. The cars collided head-on at 8 a.m. and Henry Bruns was killed instantly, with his brother succumbing of injuries received in the mishap at 6 p.m. the same day. Young Dougherty listed a ruptured spleen, brain concussion, abdomen laceration and numerous compound and varied fractures in his earlier petition. The auto he was driving at the time was owned by his mother. Kossuth Counfy's favorite For 100 Years mm FARM SALE CALENDAR Algona Upper Dei Molnei FEBRUARY 17,WEDNESDAY- CONRAD LIMBERG sale, 6 miles East and 2 South of Titonka. Machinery, livestock, buildings, etc. Sale details last issue. DeVries Bros., auctioneers; First State Bank, Woden, clerk. FEBRUARY 18, THURSDAY GERALD IVERSON sale, East from Blue Eartli on U. S. 16 to Brush Creek store, 1 South, and 1 1/2 East. Machinery, buildings, miscellaneous. Sale details in UDM Feb. 11. Wagner & Wedel, auctioneers; State Bank of Bricelyn, Minn., Clerk. FEBRUARY 19, FRIDAY R. L. (Ray) OLSON sale of 130 purebred and high grade Hoi- steins, and milking equipment. Starts 10:45 a. m. Two North and 2 1/4 West of Dolliver, la. Clark & Clark, auctioneers; Iowa Trust & Savings Bank, Estherville, Clerk. Details this issue. FEBRUARY 19, FRIDAY LAMMERT HIPPEN Estate sale, 2 1/2 East of Elmore, Minn, on Stateline road. 47 head livestock, machinery, etc. Roy B. Johnson and Herman Wedel, auctioneers; Farmers Trust, Lakota, clerk. Details this issue. FEBRUARY 20, SATURDAY SCHWEN & LAUE sale, 2 miles West of Blue Earth swimming pool. Offering 52 head Holstein cattle, machinery, etc. Sale details this issue. Wayne Wagner and Herman Wedel, auctioneers; First National Bank, Blue Earth, Minn., clerk. FEBRUARY 24,WEDNESDAY- TOM KINNANDER sale, 5 North of Armstrong Catholic church and 5 West. Power machinery, other equipment. Details later. Clark & Clark, auctioneers; First Trust & Savings, Armstrong, clerk. FEBRUARY 25, THURSDAY JOHN .MERSCH sale. From West Bend, 2 North on 44, 3 West and 1/4 South; from 18-44 junction, 5 South, 3 West, 1/4 South. Big listing machinery, H. H. goods. Details in UDM Thursday. Quinn & Berkland, auctioneers; Iowa State Bank, West Bend, clerk. FEBRUARY 27, SATURDAY LEWIS DUFFY , 1 1/2 miles South, three-fourths mile West of Whittemore. Farmers State Bank, Whittemore, clerk. Charley Quinn, Bancroft, auctioneer. MARCH 3, WEDNESDAY MELVIN CRONK sale, 1 3/4 East of Armstrong on Hy. 9. Offering machinery, livestock, bldgs. and feed, etc. Jenson, Clark &Clark, auctioneers; First Trust & Savings, Armstrong, clerk. Details later. Square Dance Caller The Balance and Swing Square Dance Club of Mason City will dance Thursday, Feb. 18, 8 p.m. at the 100F Hall, Mason City. Jim Modrell, Algona, will be the »uest caller. All square i lancers are welcome. &lgona Upper ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second class matter at the nostofitre at Algona Iowa. Nov. ]. 1332. under Act of Con«re5« ol March 3. !R7!l ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1965 8 Pages VOL. 100 - NO. 12 That Darned Groundhog! Store0wner Ex-Fenton Man Dies At Estherville FENTON - A resident of the Holy Family Hospital at Esthor- ville, Otto Ohm, 83. diociFriday morning. He had formerly lived at Fenton but he and his wife had been residents of the hospital about two years. She was discharged Friday. Funeral arrangements are pending at Thomas Funeral Home at Ringsted. Spanking Case Delayed Here A preliminary hearing on a charge of assault and battery, filed earlier against Mrs. Pearl Higgins, teacher at Grant school, was delayed until this Saturday morning, Feb. 20, according to County Attorney Gordon Winkel. The hearing was originally scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 13, in Justice Delia Welter's court after the charge was filed against the teacher by Mr. and Mrs. Omar Smith, parents of Louise Smith, fifth grader at Grant, who allegedly was spanked by 'Mrs. Higgins at the school Jan. 15. According to earlier information, the girl' was spanked by the teacher for chewing gum One of the most severe snowstorms, accompanied by high winds at times, moved through this area (and much of the remainder of the country) Thursday and deposited 13 inches (at least) of new snow in Kossuth county. The three photos above show clearly just what Algonans faced Friday morning - after the storm had passed and the sun came out! And right at that moment there were less sore backs than there were 10 hours later. The top photo shows a home on East State street which is about as typically a winter-scene as anyone ever cares to see. The loads of snow on the roof, shrubs and the car parked in front show the snowstorm was no dream - but a nightmare ! In the center, a parking meter plays peek-a-boo with the world in front of the Smoke Shop as a drift (which was actually higher than the meter head in one area) several feet deep was constructed by swirling winds. When Oscar Froehlich, who lives east of Algona, came to town Thursday he expected to return home in his auto. The storm changed all that - as the lower photo proves. His auto (that's Oscar and Andy Crawford looking things over in the background) was encased in snow more than halfway up on the body - so it went no where - until later Friday morning. Liniment became a very popular item in area homes as area residents began the tiresome task of clean-up Friday - ana it will be some time before the memory of this latest in a loiu line of Iowa winter storms is gone. (UDM Newsfotos) Better Driving Conference Here A community. Conference for better driving will be held at the Algona high school auditorium Feb. 17 at 7:30 p. m., according to an announcement by Fritz Nielsen, chairman of the steering committee. Films to Ire shown are "Anatomy of an Accident", "Smith System of No-Accident Driving" Frank Ulish, consultant for Safety Education Division of Ft. Dodge, hearing officer in N. W. Iowa for the Highway Patrol, Carol Kirkpatrick, Storm Lake, and Ben Ploof, Director of Safety Education Division will also be on the program. There is no charge ior the conference. At Galbraith Found Dead Funeral services for Warner H. \Vermersen, 72, store owner at Galbraith, were held Mon<Ia\ at 2 p.m. in tiie Blake Funeral Home, Corwitli. The Rev. H. U. Smith, pastor of the Corwith ami Wesley Methodist churches, officiated, and burial was in the Corwith Cemetery. Mr. Wermersen was found dead of an apparent heart attack at his store on Friday. Born at Flanagan, 111., he came to Corwitli when he was a young boy and attended school here. He was a carpenter for a number of years, then operated a country store for 15 years. He is survived by four sisters and four brothers, Mrs. Verne Nims, Mrs. Ernest Gee, Mrs. Leslie Dawson, Chris, Charles and Albert Wermersen, all of Corwitli, Mrs. Tony Harding of Pontiac, 111., and William Wermersen of Curlew; and a half-sister, Miss Julia de Mers of Smithtown, N. Y. Ted Johnson Passes Here; Rites Tomorrow Charles E. (Ted) Johnson, 70, retired salesman and hog buyer, died early Sunday morning at his home in Algona. Funeral services will be held Wed. at 10 a.m. at St. Cecelia's Catholic church, with Father Francis Conway celebrating the requiem high mass. Hamilton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Johnson was born Sept. 27, 1894, at Sioux City, the son of Lewis Johnson and Sarah G. Dunn Johnson. His mother died in 1940. He came to Kossuth county as an infant and was married June 1, 1923, to Ethel M. Kelley at Emmetsburg. Survivors include his wife, father, and 10 children, Elizabeth (Mrs. Ray Byrne), Algona, Virginia (Mrs. Cliff Copen), Clear Lake, Lois (Mrs. Ernest Branka), Kamrar, Curtis, Algona, Rodney, Ft. Madison, Robert, Philadelphia, USN, Kenneth, Algona, Shirley (Mrs. Robert Metzger), Belvedere, 111., and Jeanelle (Mrs. Rodney Kickbush), Mason City; the following brothers and sisters, Amy, Frank, Andrew, Helen Cameron, Florence (Mrs. Paul Watson), all Algona, Godfrey, Battle Creek, Mich., and Woodrow, Irvington; 24 grandchildren and one great- grandchild. Go To Florida, Return Property SENECA - Warren Wood, Calvin Vaudt, Walter Vaudt of Whittemore and a brother, Eugene Vaudt of Fenton, left last Wednesday morning for Florida where they will bring the personal effect and the family car left there following the sudden death of Mrs. Vaudt while she and her husband were vacation ing there. The men expect to spend a couple of days there before starting on the return trip. Their destination was the Florida Kevs. Car Sheers Pole David Gade, 20, and Bill Meyer, 23, both of Whittemore, were injured last Thursday morning when the car winch Cade was driving, skidded irom the icv highway on U. S. 18, v.est of Algona, and struck a utility pole. Both were treated at St. Ann hospital. The men art employed at the Weidenholi plant here and were enroute home. Riedinger Home Lyle Riedir.ser, who was injured in a fall on ice in front of his home last week, uas brought home from Rochester, Friday. He is recovering nicely from a concussion, but will remain home for another week. He heads the Kossuth U. S. Soil Conservation office. County Opens Road In 2-Hour Battle; 3 Taken To A Doctor New Phone Books Have Rearrangement In Lists Mail delivery of Algona's neu telephone directory is now under way, according to John C laude, manager for the company IHMV. Deliver) should be completed by Friday, February 19. To help Algona telephone users find local numbers faster and easier, this year's phone book will have only the Algona listing section preceding the yellow pages. Ml other cities listed in the directory will be placed after the yellow pages in alphabetical order. Information on how to dial direct to telephones in distant cities will be found on page three of the phone book. Area code numbers for 3000 frequently called cities will be found in the directory beginning on page 4. Claude pointed out that there are thousands of dialable cities not included in the directory list. "If the city you wisli to call is not listed," he said, "just dial 'operator'. She will be glad to tell you if it can be dialed and what area code to use." Telephone users in Algona who have occasion to call Humboldt, Bode, Livermore or Ottosen will find new telephone numbers for these cities following the yellow pages of the phone book. Listings for Bode, Livermore and Ottosen have been combined into one section entitled " Di nle-Liver more-uttnsen." Dial telephone service will teem in Huniltoldt on Sunday, February 21. At that time, Algona telephone users will be able to dial their own st.ition-to-station long distance calls direct to telephones in Humlioldt as well as Bode, Livermore and Ottosen. Similarly, telephone users in these communities will be able tu dial direct to telephones in Algona. The new directory cover picture is the third in a series of special designs to promote Iowa's educational institutions, places of interest, agricultural supremacy and industrial growth. Tliis year, the cover illustrates Iowa's diversified economy. Claude said the purpose of the cover is to remind lowans that industry and agriculture now stand] side by_ side to provide them wWli the greatest economic stability in the state's history. The picture is a panoramic landscape showing a farm and fertile fields in the foreground. Beyond the fields is a small Iowa community and in the distance is a symbolic city with its factories and industry. Claude pointed out that Algona presently has 4112 telephones, or a gain of 167 telephones since the last directory was issued. Feed Grain Signup For '65 Program Underway The signup for the 19G5 feed grain program is now under way, it was reported this week by Richard I. Anderson, chairman • of the Kossuth ASC county committee. The signup period started February 8 and will continue through March 26. The chairman explained that the program for 19G5 is basically the same as in 1964. It is voluntary, and combines corn, grain sorghum, and barley in a single feed grain base. Participating farmers will qualify for diverted-acre and price- support payments, and they will be eligible for price - support loans. Farmers who take part in the program may divert for payment as small an acreage as 20 percent of the farm's feed grain base or as large an acreage as 50 percent of the base or 25 acres, if this is larger. Two rates of diversion payment are offered. The lower rate applies to the first 20 percent of the feed grain base actually diverted. The higher rate applies to diverted acreage in excess of the minimum. 11 at least -10 percent oi the base is diverted, the higher rate applies to the entire acreage diverted. New provisions in the 1%5 program include an opportunity to substitute feed u rains lor wheat or wheat for leed plains by growers who take part in both programs. Applications to take pait in the 10G:J leed giain proi'iam may be filed in the .iSC'-S count'. office irom Monda;,s thiou.h I- n- ilays at any time betv.eeii the hours of r j;00 a.m. an: 1;00 p.m. Whittemore Coop Votes Merger With Hobarton A crowd of 325 braved bad weather last week to attend the annual meeting of the Whittemore Cooperative Elevator. Charles Bormann, Leonard Pompe and C. A. Derner were named as directors, and reports were given for the past year. A vote was taken on whether to unify with the Hobarton elevator, and the vote was favorable, 127 for and 29 against. Games were played, door prizes awarded, and a lunch was served, JayCees Open House, Feb. 17 Any young man between the ages of 21 and 35 inclusive is invited to attend an open house meeting planned Wednesday evening, Feb. 17, at 8 p.m. in the Algona Hotel by the Algona JayCees. A short business meeting will be followed by a program and refreshments, and all young men within the aye bracket mentioned are most welcome. New Marshal At Fenton Named FE.NTON - Lion Hurlbmt was selected as the nuv. to 1 .'.n marshal at Fenton I/, the town council, Thursday evening of last week. He had been substituting lor Albert Schwarzenbuch 'luring the latter's illness. Schwarzenbach, town marshal for a numl>er oi years, i.s now hospitalized at Estherville. Hurlburt had been a road machine operator for McGuire Construction for a number of years. Stomach Pumped Steven Meyers, 18 month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Meyers, Algona, was recovering by rnid-mornm:/ Monday after a quick trip to St. Ann hospital, '..'here he hail his stomach pumped. The lad drank some teeth- iii. lotion and Ins parents rushed him to St. Ann hospital, where tin.- liqui<! v,as removed. Finger Mangled .y. 1 . oa-l-.a'jle - \Va\ne Jur^eu- sen had the index linger of his riuht hand badl;. mangled in an accident while unloading a wagon. The fiiii-er became caught in the chain uf the auger. Several stitches wen- taken and it was feared part ol the finger would have to be amputated. Saturday, las doctor stated tlte healing process was such that perhaps amputation could be avoided. Irvington Twp. Farm Family III In Storm Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Blelch, who farm about five miles southeast of Algoiva in section 21 of Irvington township, were mighty thankful Friday that a man who normally doesn't operate a snowplow got behind the wheel and opened roads so they could bring three very sick youngsters to Algona for medical treatment. Driver of the snowplow was Earl Johns, LuVerne, an employee of Kossuth county's highway department, whose duties normally don't include driving equipment. He works in the maintenance shed here. Susan, 5, Carol, 4, and Kevin, nine months, three of the Bleich's six children, had severe colds, sore throats and high temperatures - and despite Mrs. Bleich's efforts at medication, didn't seem to be making any headway towards recovery. The Bleichs called the Algona police station and asked for help. The police notified the county shed here and Mr. Johns was alone in the place at the time. All other employees were out with equipment attempting to open roads closed during a 13-inch snow storm here the preceding day. Mr. Johns called Charles Plathe, supervisor for the Irvington area, and the two began the trip in the plow, going four miles east, two miles south and 1 1/2 miles west to get to Bleichs. The plowing job took about two hours, according to Mr. Johns - and once the roads were open, the Bleichs tried to get the children to town. Their car wouldn't start, so they borrowed one from a relative and finally got the children to the doctor's office here. Susan was suffering the most from what ever the sickness was and has been brought to the doctor here since the Friday trip for more treatment. At latest report, the children are all progressing nicely, according to Mrs. Bleich - thanks to Mr. Johns. First Issue, UDM, From New Press This edition of The Algona Upper Des Moines is the first one to be printed on the new Vanguard 16-page web offset color press, installed recently in the UDM building by Midwest Printing & Lithographing Co., a new corporation for centralized printing and publishing. A two-color circular for a national manufacturer was used in the test runs Friday night. The Vanguard press, made by the Cottrell press division of the Harris-Intertype Corporation, sent an erector from its Fort Worth plant to supervise the installation in Algona, and a group from the St. Louis area was slated to pay a visit here this week to see the new installation. In addition to the press, Midwest lias installed a new vertical camera and all plutemaking equipment, which are necessary auxiliary units for complete production. Pressmen from the Spencer Printing i Lithographing Co. will operate production here for the time being, with local help hired to assist in the presswork and the camera department. Printing of several other publications will begin in the near future on equipment of the Midwest firm. An open house will also be held in the near future. Appreciation Day "Appreciation Day", an annual event of Klein's Farm Supph of Algona, will be h t >id Satin- day, Feb. 20, at the store here.

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