The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 20, 1965 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, July 20, 1965
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Bestow M-Yr, 3 Car Crash Masonic Honor, No. Titonka Max M. Miller Injures Trio Tuesday, July 20, 1965 Algena (la.) Upper DM Molnw-3 Two Youths Hospitalized MAX M. MILLER With some 95 members of the Algona Masonic Lodge and their guests present, Max M. Miller was bestowed with the honors of a 50-year Mason here last Thursday evening. Steward McFadden, as master of ceremonies, presented the 50- year certificate, and Irving G. Miller, son of the honored member, presented the 50-year button. Other living 50-year members of the order in Algona are Guy D, Stokes, Herman Hauberg, Byron Richardson andD. E. Leffert. Living at a distance are Carmen Shreve, Los Angeles, and Berton Seeley, San Rafael, Cal. Masons were present from West Bend, Armstrong, Burt, Corwith, Charles City, Ruthven and Toledo. Irvington Youth Hurt; Gravel Truck Rolled A 17-year old Irvington youth, Steve Canaday, sustained facial lacerations when the loaded gravel truck he was driving slammed into a ditch along the Hobarton-Bode blacktop road, a half-mile north and eight miles east of West Bend at 6:05 p. m. Friday. He was treated at St. Ann hospital and released. The truck, owned by the Elmer Dole Co. of Irvington, was headed north at the time of the mishap. The driver got too close to the shoulder, the truck dropped off the edge, went into the ditch on the east side of the road, rolled over and came to rest upright. It was a total wreck, according to Deputy Sheriff Larry Hudson who investigated. Rites Thursday At West Bend Funeral services for Fred Schurg, 81, retired West Bend Whittemore area farmer, were .held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the ScheUbammer Funeral Home, West Bend. Rev. W. C. Ostermeier, pastor of Peace Lutheran Church in West Bend officiated Mr. Scburg died Monday evening of last week at the Heritage Home, Bancroft, where he had resided since June 8. Born and reared at West Bend, he married Amanda Balgeman of West Bend in 1935. She died in 1955, Mr, Schurg's closest survivors are a niece ami a nephew, Mrs. Ed Hemde. of West Bend and Harold Schurg of Ruthven. . Three area residents sustained injuries in auto mishaps around the county during the weekend. They were: David P. Yegge, 23, Lakota, injured jaw and cuts around the left eye; Howard J. Recker, 22, Buffalo Center, injured leg and side; and Art Rowley, 58, Elmore, facial cuts. Yegge and Recker were hurt in a 3-car mishap three miles north and one-half mile west of Lakota at a county road intersection at 1:30 a. m. Sunday. A car driven by Yegge slowed for a stop sign and was struck from the rear by a vehicle driven by Gary K. Friesenborg, 24, Buffalo Center. The third auto, driven by Recker, couldn't stop, drove around the other two autos, slammed into the west ditch and overturned. The Yegge vehicle was termed a total loss, while $750 damage resulted to the Friesenborg auto and $250 damage to the Recker car. Friesenborg and Recker were charged with failing to have control and Yegge was charged with driving without a valid license by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst who investigated. Rowley was hurt when a car driven by Delia M. Overfield, 54, Elmore, in which he was a passenger, struck and killed a horse owned by Loren Larson, Buffalo Center, three miles south of Elmore on highway 169 at 10:15 p. m. Sunday. The horse ran out of the east ditch in front of the vehicle and the driver couldn't stop in time. Damage to the auto was estimated at $500, while the horse was valued at $150, according to Sheriff Lindhorst who investigated. A minor crash occurred here on North Jones street at 3:23 p. m. Saturday. Autos driven by Frank A. Smith, 57, and David G. Sweet, 30, both of Algona, collided as the former made a right turn, with damage estimated at $150 to each vehicle by local police who investigated. Algona Youth Injured In Odd Mishap Dennis Walker, son of Mrs. Melvin Walker, was taken to St. Ann hospital shortly after midnight Saturday following an accident in which he suffered facial lacerations and bruises. According to the police department, Dennis and another youth were out at George's Body Shop viewing cars which had been involved last week in accidents. Dennis was sitting on the bumper of one of the cars, when he apparently blacked out and fell to the ground. The other youth thought that Dennis was pretending and paid no attention to him. However, when the member of the police department arrived a few minutes later, he sawthatDennis was bleeding and advised him to go to the hospital. It was not established whether a tooth was knocked out or loosened or not. Parts of gravel and dirt were imbedded in the boy's face, and the Up was cut, He remains at St. Ann hospital. 30 New Cars, Trucks Sold In The County New vehicle sales in the county zoomed upward again last week after a slight slump a week earlier. A total of 30 were registered at the office of County Treasurer Rosella Voigt Chevrolet - W. R. Jorgenson, Swea City; J. C. Nyman, Bancroft, pickup; J. A. Angle, Swea City; D. C. Ferris, Algona; H. G. Dohlman, Buffalo Center; Leo and Neva Steven, Algona; and Marion or Irene Stucki, Fenton. Ford - C. G. Werling, Bode, pickup; T. E. Manley, Fenton; A. H. Schneider, Bancroft; G. A. Meyer, Lakota; D. J. Seller, Algona; H. E. Rachut, Burt; Linda K. Swanson, LuVerne; G. M. Meyer, Titonka; R. H. Franzen, Titonka; Geo. or Minerva Montag, West Bend; and Hazelhoff Motors, Swea City. CMC - M. J. Bradley, Algona. Plymouth - P. C. Owens, Algona. Pontiac - E. J. or Margaret Lindebak, LuVerne. IHC - J. P. Wagner, Jr., West Bend. Rambler - Catherine Phillips, Algona. Dodge - ScrealDeGeeter, Bancroft. Olds - Wayne or Kathryn Alderson, Fenton; Nick M. Arndor- ler, Algona; and Mavis A. Johnson, Burt. Honda - Stephen Tjaden, Titonka; and W. P. Bonnstetter, Whittemore. Suzuki - R. G. Waldera, Algona. Man Asking $25,000, Claims Severe Burns Three new cases were filed in district court here this week, including one in which the plaintiff is seeking $25,000 damages, Claude Johnson, plaintiff, charges negligence in his petition in which he asks $25,000 for a mishap in a Swea City cafe July 31, 1964. He alleges boiling water was spilled on him and that he sustained severe and permanent personal injuries. The plaintiff also asks for a jury trial. Evert Vigdal is plaintiff and Raymond Vigdal, defendant, in a matter in which the plaintiff seeks settlement of a loan, with $2,950 alleged due. He seeks judgment for the amount. Carroll J. Sabin, 20, Algona, and Dennis L. Haack, 1C, Lone Rick, who got his driver's license July 10, were injured when the two autos shown above collided head-on five miles north and 3 1/4 west of Algona on a county gravel road Wednesday night, July 14. Both were taken to St. Ann hospital, then transferred the same night to Park hospital at Mason City for further treatment of injuries sustained. Haack's injuries had not been determined here, but Sabin suffered a broken jaw and injured leg. Surgery was performed on the leg later at Mason City. Ronnie Hutzell, 15, Bancroft, passenger in one of the vehicles, sustained head injuries and is being treated at St. Ann. The cars were called total wrecks by the highway patrol, which investigated. LuVerne Man Dies; Struck By A Train A 76-year-old LuVerne man, Albert Genrich, was instantly killed about 9:40 a.m. Friday when he walked in front of a Minneapolis & St. Louis freight train at the LuVerne Main St. crossing. Signals were reported flashing at the time and the train whistled, as it was slowing down preparatory to a stop at the depot. Witnesses said they thought Mr. Genrich believed he could get across ahead of the train, but misjudged its speed. Mr. Genrich was a lifelong resident of LuVerne and area, and farmed near there for many years until he retired, seven years ago. Surviving are his widow, the former Gladys Haller to whom he was married in 1918, and two children: Mrs. Everett Stevens of Sexton and Stanley Genrich of LuVerne, and three grandchildren. A sister, Mrs. Clara McCellan of LuVerne, also survives. Funeral services were set for this morning (Tuesday) at 10a.m. in the LuVerne Methodist church. Rev. Roy Biesemeyer was to officiate and burial will be in the LuVerne cemetery, with Blake Funeral Home handling arrangements. Pallbearers will be Lawrence Miller, John Voss Jr., Duane Neal, Harold Trauger, Jack McClellan and Wayne Sanford. Honorary pallbearers are Ed Hof, E. B.Thomas, John Voss Sr., Ralph Davidson, Cliff Richardson and Joe Worby. New Methodist Church Consecrated, Swea City The First Methodist Church of Swea City opened the doors to its new building with services of consecration at 10 a.m. Sunday July 18. Bishop James S. Thomas led the services, assisted by Dist. Supt. R. D. Kitterman and the local pastor, the Rev. E. R. Maus. The new church replaces the church destroyed by fire April 2, 1964. The building is constructed of cement block faced with brick, There is a seating capacity of 260 with overflow in the social hall. The educational unit provides eight rooms for the church school, pastor's study and church office. The social hall and kitchen of the new building join at the back and are separated from the sanctuary by a glass wall. The kitchen is finished in oak. The completed cost of the new church is $150,000. Many man hours of volunteer labor have also gone into the bui,14ing, given by the church members. The building committee consisted of Mrs. Williafc Thompson, Mrs. George K. Nelson, George Harner, Otto Kelly, Clifford Smith," William Shoenhair and chairman, Harold Fischer. James Preston was elected to the committee to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Mrs, George K. Nelson. Services Sunday began with a 10 a,m. worship and Consecration Service, followed by noon pot-luck dinner for members and friends of the congregation. Open house was held at the church from 2:30-5 p.m. The building committee members served as hosts. Twenty-seven have enrolled in second term college level study courses being offered this summer by Drake University, at Algona high,

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