The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 15, 1965 · Page 8
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 8

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, June 15, 1965
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Second 1965 County Crash Death Wesley Mains, 34, Is Victim Near Titonka Wesley Mains, 34, Buffalo Center service station operator and former resident of Oils area, became Kossuth county's second highway fatality of 1065 when the pickup truck he was driving crashed Into a concrete bridge and burned on a county blacktop road three miles north and a half- mile east of Titonka at 3:15 p.m. Thursday. The pickup, gutted by fire after the crash, was headed west and was carrying a couple of barrels of tire fluid, air tanks and a tractor tire at the time. The vehicle struck the north railing Mr. Mains remained in the cab of the vehicle until the flames were extinguished by Titonka firemen, called to the scene of the tragedy by Mrs. Eugene Beenken, Titonka, who came upon the scene, saw the flames and drove to a neighboring farm to use a telephone. According to Don Wood and Larry Hudson, deputy sheriffs who investigated the crash, there were no skid marks and the right tire of the vehicle was blown from impact. The engine of the pickup was pushed back into the cab. It was reported that Mrs. Mains was teaching Baptist Bible school when she received word of the crash. Wesley bought the filling station 2 1/2 years ago, after farming in the Algona and Swea City areas, prior to that. Funeral services for Mr. Mains were held at 3 p.m. Saturday In the Baptist church at Buffalo Center, with Rev. G. W. Blackburn officiating. Burial followed at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens, Algona. He is survived by his wife, a son, Daniel, 4, and five brothers, Ellis and Dale. AlRona. Donald of Wesley, Ralph of Bakersfield, Cal., and Edwin, Des Moines. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Mains, live In Algona. Injures Fingers In Plant Mishap Michael Woltz, 21, of Burt, caught his hand in a belt at the Weidenhoff Corp. at Algona, severely lacerating the ends of four fingers In a mishap Friday. He was taken to St. Ann hospital but expected to be released by Sunday. The Theodosian Code of Rome specified the maximum loads that could be carried by the various vehicles in use in A. D. 438. Wesley Mains, 34, Buffalo Center filling station owner, died in the crash of his pickup truck, shown here, when it smashed into a concrete bridge on a blacktop road northeast of Titonka at 3:15 p.m. Thursday. He became the county's second fatality of 1965. After the crash, the 1964 Chevrolet was gutted by fire, with the dead man in the cab. Impact was so great that the engine of the truck was shoved into the cab of the vehicle. Titonka firemen, called to the scene by a passerby, extinguished the flames. The victim was found slumped down in the seat of the pickup, right behind the steering wheel, which was pushed upward toward the roof of the vehicle. Funeral services for the victim were held Saturday. (Photo By Deputy Sheriff Larry Hudson) PURELY IOMI IMPORTANT BATH AN* EVENTS FHM VEITEHVEAlT Napoleon was defeated at Waterloo, June 18, 1815. Susan B. Anthony was fined f ItO for voting at Rochester, N.Y. June 18, 1873. Emperor Maximillian of Mexico was shot to death, June 19, 1867. An 8-hour work day for Federal employees was adopted, June 19, 1912. The Great Seal of the United State? was adopted, June 20, 1782. June 20th is FATHER'S DAY. The charter for a new league of natitns was completed at San Francisco, June 21, 1945. Nad forces invaded Russia, June 22, 1941. The G.I. Bill of Rights was signed by President Roosevelt, June 22, 1944. Wiley Post and Harold Gatty began an around-the-world flight, June 23, 1931. John Cabot "discovered" the North American mainland, June 24, 1497. New Airline Shows Plane It Will Use Commuter Airlines, the nation's newest airline, had Its first aircraft on display at the Algona airport Monday from 4 to 7. The plane is a tri-gear Twin Beechcraft and seats ten passengers. It cruises at over 200 miles per hour and is fully instrumented and equipped for all-weather flying, including deicing equipment, radar and full electronic communication and navigation systems. Although Commuter Airlines is an Iowa company, and only Iowa residents may purchase their original offer of stock, it will operate in other states as well as Iowa. The airline is designed particularly to service the smaller cities who do not as yet have service. The Company is now in the process of determining routes, and although their is no definite assurance that Algona will receive service in the near future, this possibility is being investigated. At Company Picnic Larry Johnson, 1508 East North St., agent for Farmers Elevator Mutual Insurance Co. and Farmers Life Co., attended the company's annual picnic for employees and members of their families at Riverview Park in Des Moines last Tuesday (June 8). Algona, (la.) Upper Des Moines Tuesday, June 15, 1965 _. • o A,' known for their 4-H activities. Chain Reaction Diana Berkland of Cylinder was Mishap; Three *" outgolng *** vlce presldent> Cars Damaged Three cars were damaged In a chain reaction mishap on State street here at 4:15 p.m. Saturday. No charges were filed by police who investigated. Drivers involved were William Johnson, 23, William J. Robinson, 25, and Cecil R. Crail, 19, all of Algona. All were headed west. Johnson stopped for a car which was backing out from the curb. Robinson, right behind Johnson, also stopped, but Crail, third in line, ran into the Robinson machine, which in turn struck the Johnson car. Damage to the three vehicles was estimated at $450. Former Algona Resident Dies At New Hampton A relative of several persons in the Algona area, Phillip J. Roethler, 76, New Hampton, died there June 8. Funeral services were held in St. Joseph's Catholic church at New Hampton, with burial at North Washington. He is survived by five children in the Algona area and was also a long-time resident here. He is also survived by five sisters and three brothers at New Hampton and 26 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. State 4-H Officers William Fogarty, 17, of West Bend, was elected state president of the state 4-H at Ames last Thursday, and Linda Hoeppner of Lakota, 16, was elected state historian. Both are widely MRS. C. N. AALFS has been here from Sioux City to spend several days with her mother and to be with her father, Chester Bailey, at the Good Samaritan Home. MR. AND MRS. Fred Kent Jr. and family arrived in Algona last week for the summer. They have been living in Florida. MR. AND MRS. Charles Bloom returned Thursday from a week's vacation trip. MR. AND MRS. E. L. Garbett spent Sunday at Emmetsburg, at die home of their daughter and son-in-law and family, Mr. and Mrs. John Stegman. Mike Stegman's 6th birthday was duly celebrated. MR. AND MRS. Larry Johnson and family are spending a week at Colorado Springs, Colo, with Mrs. Johnson's brother- in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Guffels. The baby is being cared for by the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Thompson, during their absence. MRS. Earl Miller visited relatives for a few days last week in Nebraska, returning home Thursday. MR. AND MRS. Bill Foth and family and Mrs. Lily Foth left Friday for a week's camping trip in Colorado. FATHER'S DAY GIFTS B O M G A A R S BEN FRANKLIN ^P • • ^|P m m m m Mm ^J Gerald, Bob, Sherri & Vi Bomgaars WHERE THE KIDS CAN AFFORD TO SHOP FOR DAD

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