The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 18, 1945 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 18, 1945
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ft.' _.' , ' , ,,"}>, 'f , ' t • men 9 tfdfth Bodge Street «J, W. KAOaAftD & & B. WALLER, Watered as Second Class Matter at the «t Algona, Iowa, under act of Congress of Match _^ 8, 1.879. Issued Weekly. (AUDITORIAL^ , SSOCIATION' in luting and blftck Second Place, General Excellence, Iowa Press, 1940 First Place Award Win* ncr, 1933, Iowa's Most Outstanding Weekly, Judged by State University of Iowa THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES SERVICE FLAG * * * * Russell B. Waller Paul Arne Pedersen Robert Ditsworth Richard H. Sheldon SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. One Year, in advance . $2.50 Upper Des Moines and Kossuth County Advance in combination, per year $4.00- Single Copies 7c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year in advance '. $3.00 "Upper I)es Moines and Kossuth County Advance in combination, per year $5.00 •flo subscriptions less than 6 months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch 42c EDITORIAL COMMENT By J. W. Haggard U. S. Japanese Soldiers Win D. S. Cross It sometimes seems to us that the people of the United States may -be carrying their hatred of the Japanese altogether too far. A week or so ago a western American Legion post warned that it would be more healthy for Japanese who have been released from concentration camps not to return to their former homes in the west. Of •course many people have an abiding hate for the Japanese, particularly on account of their sneak attack at Pearl Harbor. But this should not be allowed to blind them to the many Japanese now in the American army who were born in the United States and who are very proud of their American citizenship. Just the other day seven Japanese American doughboys, including one who attacked a German position armed only with a shovel, were awarded Distinguished Service 'Crosses. All were members of the famed special 100th Infantry battalion which fought in Italy •and now is in action in France. Other soldiers in the unit, composed solely •of Americans of Japanese descent from Hawaii, 'have won many Silver Stars, Bronze Star Medals :and Purple Hearts. One of the seven, Pfc. Kiichi Koda of Waipahu, Oahu, lost his life in winning his D. S. C. He -was killed by a hand grenade last July 9 near Castellina in Italy while leading his squad against a German machine gun nest. •Pvt. Jesse M. Hirato of Honaunau won his cross for charging an enemy sniper position with a shovel he had picked up after his rifle jammed. He captured the position and three German ""soISiEW armed with a machine pistol, two rifles and grenade. Others winning the D. S. C. were Staff- Sergeant Uykio Yokota, Pfc. Haruto Kuroda and Pvt. Thomas Y. Ono, all of Honolulu, who worked as a team to wipe out five enemy machine guns and kill or capture 17 Germans; Pfc. Kaoru Moto of Spreckelsville, Maui; and Pfc. Robert II. Qasutake of lahaina. It may be that we should watch some of the Japanese in this country, but there are many descended from Japanese parents who have shown their loyalty by giving their lives 'in its defense. They should be given the respect and confidence that they prove they are entitled to by their actions. _ ,them ___ were the second group to be tried fa cases in. volvlng Ida enlisted men and two oftiCeTfB, 6ft6 of the convicted men W6s said tb have sent hbme 1 $1,200 in' money ofdefs in a single ffloftth. H19 army pay was only $93 monthly. ,Some 6t us folks who haVe contributed liberally te funds to furnish free cigarettes to the bOys, as well as the tied Cross and other organizations who nave been busy seeing that the boys had plenty of cigarettes are glad to see that these guilty thieves are being punished. Now that a late ruling has been made by the Higher courts that beer also Is a necessity of waf times, it looks as though it might be necessary to provide the beer ships with an armed guard to make sure that the beer will go where it will do our boys the most good. Exploded Newspaper Yajrns One of the favorite stories of some newspaper men sent out over the country as newspaper columnists has been of how the many cocktail bars in the national captal were always thronged with United States officers who had seemingly nothing to do and spent their time in the drinking places of Washington. Representative Sabath, Illinois democrat, was one of the sponsors for the' story. After looking the bars over one day he reported that at least 30,000 officers were hanging around the bars of the city with apparently nothing to do. Particularly on account of the man power shortage 1 , this seems scandalous. A scout was sent out to verify the story and at least at the time the scout visited the liquoring up places, most of the 30,000 had taken the day off and had deserted the bars, perhaps for a poker game or some other edifying amusement, or it may be that they were getting ready to start for the fighting fronts. Anyway they were absent from the drinking places that day according to the scout. At the swank Mayflower Hotel cocktail llounge there was a large crowd,, but only two captains, four Waves, two Wacs, including a captain and an enlisted man. This gave the ladles a 'clear majority. It seems that ever since the temperance folks have been trying to reform the country, the lady drinkers have steadily increased, and the Wacs and Waves are up-to-date in their drinking habits. At the Shoreham, fashionable drinking place and hotel, where many of the big politicians stay, perhaps 300 people were swigging down the poison, but there was only a handful of navy officers and one or two army men. At the Statler, another swank place, only 'four Waves were present to represent the armed forces in the large crowd present and busily engaged in downing the "scorpion broth", as Geo. Althouse has designated strong drink, perhaps because it does not agree with his stomach. Of course this particular investigator may have been determined io refute the story of idle drinking officers, but the above is the report he finally turned in and we will have to take it or leave it. A few months ago some of the newspaper columnists printed a story of millions of yards of cloth being shipped to North Africa by this government where the natives were supposed to make it into turbans and to cover their nakedness at least in spots. Instead the whole shipment was used for diapers for the native babies, who never had before bothered about such a thing as a diaper. Is it possible that all of these newspaper yarns are to be exploded? But after all we cannot help but doubt that so many of the army officers have lost .their taste for liquor suddenly and have allowed the Waves and Wacs to get ahead of them. last week whetrl tipped plris.wlth . the K. C, team «nd #e rfpposed the Council Oak team and we didn't do so well because 1 on ac^ count of they beat us two and if 1 had rolled my 318'we would have beat 'em and it Was a draw who made the most-noise during the giame, Herb Adams, or me but that didn't keep b&th of Us from tipping a likely number of pins, so to speak. Duane Wai* lukait and Lois Gade, for the grocers, rolled hot games and so did Bill Batt and he only needed' 1 pin to make 200 and I offered to go down and kick one over but Bill was afraid the" pin-setter wouldn't like -it, and Everett Bryant said that would make the evening complete if a pin setter told me where to head in at. And about that time Chris Wallukalt showed up and,he's alrriost as good a bowler as I am though he- never did roll 315 in one game like. I do—sometimes. . • And then on' Thursday night t bowled again with the K. C. bunch and this time we rolled against a good team, too, and" on their shirts they had a sign said something about "Old Style" Lager but their bowling sure wasn't old style beoauSe on account of they took all three and they should belong to the Modern Woodmen because they got all kinds of "wood" in their rolling aijd Henry Geilenfeldt and Julie Baas, , and some of 'em just Suffers, sd to 'speak, t finally managed to dig flit the dough and bought & new license plate for <the ear and the number is 4679 which is much lesS than 6692, the old number and 1 thdught maybe the department would give me the new number for a little less because on account of it wasn't as high ds the old number, but no luck and so 1 dug up twelve bucks f6r only otte plate but 1 was given a sticker to stick,on the windshield which saved the state that much tin and now I'm fixed to drive according to law and so forth. But the force in the treasurer's office- treated me nice and that helps some, But 1 had one heck of a time getting one of the bid number plates off the old bus and 1 was sweating and puffing trying to loosen a nut and along v comes Josh Blossom and he manipulated the Wrench but still we couldn't make it and then along .comes Bill Knoll and he's got plenty muscle because on account of I called for help and he took hold of the screw driver and told Josh to hang on to the wrench and told me to hold my breath and which I did and he gave a simple twist and off came the nut and the plate and everything and I'm going to buy Bill an ice cream cone the first nickel I can scrape up because on account of he knows his on! cms files, hav#, whets they will Ba Opinions of Other Editors Cigarettes and Beer For Our Soldiers "When Earl Hall, the roving editor of the •'Mason City Globe-Gazette, was in Paris last fall, ' he 'told in his newspaper writings to his paper 'of observing American, soldiers selling American cigarettes at fantastic prices to the French people. The cigarette vendors operated in the vicinity of the famous Eiffel tower, which is frequented by tourists in peace time. Editor Hall spent two months in France and England and there were few things that escaped his reportorial eye. At the time, we noted in our thinking that there must be much graft in the millions of ^cigarettes and other things shipped to Europe lay the Red Cross for the comfort of our boys. Last week a court martial of five enlisted American soldiers resulted in sentences of from forty to fifty years for looting American supply trains, the loot going into the black market. Besides •cigarettes other army goods were stolen. Soldiers from West Virginia, St. Paul, Centralia,. Illinois and Houston, Texas, were among those receiving sentence. Signed confessions showed that the five Log Rolling- Politicians Webster City Journal: A congressman who wants to be re-elected, and the majority of them do, doesn't find it easy to combat pressure groups who are everlastingly asking for special legislation, for class legislation, much of which should not be granted. It is not many years since the democratic party declared in its platforms against class legislation, but under the Roosevelt administration more class legislation has been enacted than under all other presidents combined. But what are platform declarations among friends? If we would limit members of congress and the president to one term of six or eight years it would be the end of class legislation demanded by pressure groups, as the incumbents would have 'no personal interests to serve and could and would devote all their energies to the general welfare. What a glorious situation that would be. Uninhibited Grinnell -Herald: We have a new word to apply to the kind of winter weather which we- have been having. It is stated in the title above. .It seems to us to be highly descriptive, 'because Old Man Winter has surely been pouring it on all through December and is making a good start on January. Uninhibited means literally without restraint and as we pass from one cold wave to the other and watch our cherished coal pile slowly but surely diminishing, we are forced to the conclusion that the term is well chosen. Somehow or other we always seem to have something to worry about. If it isn't a tooth it's the weather, and this lays aside entirely all problems with a wider application. However, there is this to say about it. If we have to have winter we would rather have it now and have it over with in preference to having it sticking around clear until June as it has been doing the last two or three years. We can stand winter all right when it's supposed to be winter, but when it's supposed to be spring we want spring, by golly. |IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIM | Notice of the Annual Meeting of the Stock- [ | holders and Patrons of the Algona Co- | | Operative Creamery Company | j ALGONA, IOWA H ff H JANUARY 12, 1945 [= = NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, according to the Articles of Incorporation, == H that the regular annual meeting of the above named corporation will be held in ^ 55 the Court House on January 27, 1945. = H The meeting will be called to order by the Chairman at 1:00 o'clock P. H- = S3 for the purpose of election of directors for the coming year and for receiving s ass an d if approved, ratifying and confirming all the acts and proceedings of the = i= Board of Directors of the Corporation done and taken during the preceding S S year and for the transaction of such further and other business as may properly == 55 come before the meeting. ' 3 I Algona Co-Operative Creamery Company | § ' M. P. CHRISTIANSEN, Sec'y and Treas. =1 lllllllllUIIIUIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIH Jr., both rolled two games over a bout"'"taking" off "number plates the 200 mark and I rolled against a nd he's got the muskel to "do it Julie Bass, Sr., and. darned if he didn't beat me, too, because on account of my rolling was terrible. Merle. Potter was the boss of the crowd -and he was up-to- date, no old style about his bowling. Louis Link and' Pete Waldron sure weren't slow either and modern in every respect and I'd suggest those birds change the sign on their shirts—take off the "Old Style" and put on it "New Style" because on account of they are pin tippers the most modern so to speak. —o— Ted Hoover came down from Burt one day last week and bragged' about that he didn't do any slirping, meaning that he lived up to the rules of the Gulpers' club in every respect and I was gjad to hear that because on account of I knew all the while that Ted was a .good gulper. And on the same day I signed up Mrs. Ed Chambers in the Gulpers because on account of she looks after the coffee gulping in that family. Ed told me he hadn't gulped a drop of coffee in 22 years and which is a long time to go without coffee. No, I didn't sign him up. —o— Lawrence Gillespie, bass drummer de luxe, has quit smoking cigarets and he'll probably put on weight now, so to speak, and one time I did that but -didn't put on weight but maybe that was be- with, too. Arnold Gade of Whlttemore and Bill Dau Were perched at the same counter along With me Saturday/night while I gulped coffee and Arnold gulped an ice cream soda, though he is also a good coffee gulper, and all at once there was a commotion and a crowd because on account of somebody hollered "cigs" and within a few minutes' all of the cigs-had been sold and Arnold got a big kick out of the sale ahd so did I and so Bill and nobody touched my coffee and nobody touched Bill's coffee and nobody touched Arney's ice cream and we agreed it was a swell world after all and cause on account of I wasn't a bass drummer. -And it may be that the reason a ' lot .'of "folks smoke cigarets is to keep their weight sort of normal like. And Lawrence says he just don't care to lug the Weight >of a pipe around in his teeth all the time. But at that there are more pip"e smokers in Algona today than there has been In the past dozen filled with speak. honest folks, so. to And at Rotary the other day Rev. F. Earl 'Burgess told about having attended a Methodist conference - at Nashville, Tennessee, 'recently and he had gulped a-cup of coffee in the Maxwell HoUse Hotel there and which is a famous place because on account of that's where Teddy Roosevelt once gulped a cup of coffee and said /it was- "good to the last drop." And 4he Rev. Burgess is a member of the Algona Gulpers and carries his card with him and on several occasions proudly displayed this card while at Nash-, ville and it looks like we .might up a gulpers club in that city, N.'A. Price was also "at the Nashville ; meeting and he also has. a membership card in the Gulpers and he wasn't ashamed of the .membership either but he told me that he didn't do any dunking while in the south, but it might be that a dunkers' club could be organized there at that. Bode Vicinity News Items A son was born in the Algona hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Frideres. » Vick Kinseth has returned to Omaha after a holiday visit with relatives in Bode.. A daughter was born Jan. 6 at the Algona hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Walton De Witt, Miss Beryl Satern has left to resume ,her studies at Augustana college in Rock Island. Garmon Holland, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Holland, left Jan. 9 for his physical at Fort Snelling. S-Sgt. Milton Kinseth has been transferred 'from Fort Lewis, Washington, to the east coast. A son was born Jan, 6 at the Lutheran hospital in Fort Dodge to Mr. and Mrs. Sevel Holden. Thomas Chantland of Badger was a recent visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Chantland. Miss Florence Larson has returned to Coon Rapids to resume her duties as teacher there in the public schools. Mr. and Mrs. Verne Fattalsen are the parents of a baby boy born at the Lutheran hospital in Fort Dodge Jan. 11. Mrs. Floyd Torgerson visited her brother, Albin Zumach of Fenton Monday, who is a surgical patient at the Algona hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Torgerson and sons, Larry and Martin, were Sunday dinner guests at |he home of Mr. and Mrs. Ole Torgerson of Rolfe. The Bed Cross sewing rooms opened Jan. 4 after a two weeks vacation, under the supervision of Mrs. Max Shelton, Minnie Hanson and Olaf Olson. Arthur Demory, Gunner's Mate 3-c, after a ten day leave at the home of his mother, Mrs. Wilbur Reed, has left ior San Francisco where he will be assigned to sea duty. Wm. Olson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Olson, was chosen delegate from the Boys' Delana Deers 4-H club to attend the district 4-H club meeting held in Mason City last week. After a lew days visit in Mason City with Mr- and Mrs. Glenn Graham, Mr. and Mrs. Lor§n Eastman have left from there for a two weeks visit with relatives in Oklahoma. * Richard Satern/ Radio Man S l^p, has written his parents that he had left the Brooklyn naval base station, Brooklyn, N. V., and is now on 9 supply ship carrying suppHes overseas- Mr, wad Mrs. Noble Espe and small daughter, after an extended visit with their mother and ether relatives in 9»d around Boda, have rgtijrnfd, to, their home in San • Diego, Calif. Mrs. Jack Satern and little granddaughter .Jannie spent a part of the Christmas holiday time lii Moline with Jannie's mother who is recovering from an illness. They returned Dec. 31. George Mitsven, son o^ Mrs, Anton Mitsven, who is serving in the navy at San Diego, as a teletype operator, has arrived for a several days leave at the home of his mother and other relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Johnson and family of Kanawha after a visit at the Barton Rood home, have returned to their home. Rose Marie, who had been visiting Roberta Schmidt, returned with her parents; Sidney Holland, stock buyer, has opened up a produce business in the building just recently vacated by Ray Torgerson,_ to_ be 'the Bode Produce N. Chantland is -the known as House. manager-. Lt. Herbert Larson after a holiday visit spend at the home of his parents, Mr, and Mrs. Lars Larson, has left for New York CUy where he will re-enter Mitchell Field hospital for a complete convalescence, Mrs. W. A. Breen and son Gerald of Hurley, S. D., is a guest at the home of her mother, Mrs. Erick Holland. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Knutsori. and children of Armstrong were recent guests at the Holland home. Mr. and Mrs, Leo Holland and son Conrad, Mrs. W. A. Breen and json Gerald of Hurley, S, D., Mrs. G. P. Ame 'and Mrs. Erick Dale were Sunday evening dinner guests .of Mr, and Mrs. Ingval Sandal in Fort Dodge. John Dale was host to the American Legion at his home Thursday night at their regular meeting. The meeting was also a farewejl party for Ray Torgerson who is leaving next week for Ca!» ifprnia. Mr. Torgerson was;presented with a gift fron^ the-- organization, In a recent letter to Mr. and Mrs- Leo Rolland from their son, gium who is stationed in Beland files a Mustang plane, , , he tells that it seemed good to be in th 6 air again after a short leave and on that date, Pec. IS, he tpld them he had just returned from a long mission. The Women $ dub met Wedr nesday night at the home of Mrs. J?. f. Thompson. Mrs. Henry Mitsyen had charge of tjie pro- Her subject was p» «FHT» proved to, be yfsry interest, At the conclusion of the ah army nurse at the ScHick Gen. eral hospital there. They Will also Visit relatives Irt Cedar Rap-ids in* eluding Oscar Engebtetseft 6ttd Mr, and Mrs. Albert Wildetmdftv formed Bode residents. - ; M|ss Astfld.Dale. cadet nurs from FairVfew hospital, Mlttnedp oils, who's&ent a'fotif day vaea tlon at the home bi her f>arent Mf. ahd Mrs. Haldor frale, Has te turned to resume her h6sf>}ta. duties. While here she was en tertalhed at the Joe* I. Dale horn and also at the Oscar . Holde home in Humboldt. Guests "Wef immediate members Of the fam lly. Mrs. Borgina Johnson, asslste by Mrs. Mabel Dokkesven enter tained tfte American Legion Autf iliary'at'their regular monthly meeting Tuesday afternoon. Fol lowing the business meeting many "than!., you" letters were reai from Veterans in the Knoxvill hospital, and service men in an swer to gifts and Christmas card Mate C. S. 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