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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, April 5, 1945
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^ oita 9 North Dodge Street . W. HAGGARD & R. B. WALLER, Published Entered as Second Class Matter at the Postoffice at Algona, Iowa, under act of Congress of March 3, 1879. issued Weekly. THE ALGONA UPPER DBS MOINES SERVICE FLAG * * * * Russell B. Waller Paul Arne Pedersen Robert Ditsworth Richard H. Sheldon SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTII CO. One Year, in advance $2.5t) 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 Des Moines and Kossuth County Advance in combination, per year $5.00 No subscriptions less than 6 months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch 42c Editorial By J. W. Haggard Spending the People's Money In these closing days of the Iowa State Legislature it is feeing said that Gov. Blue's advice in his inaugural speech last January before the members of both houses, telling them to be careful about the expenditure of the taxpayers' money which had accumulated to the amount of over thirty million dollars in the state treasury, has not been followed and that the present leglsla* ture has spent more money than any previous one in the history of the state. Of course With such a fat treasury that .was exactly what k was to be expected. Gov. Blue advised against any new taxes at this term and was against the Increase in the state gasoline tax fr6m three to four cents, although he signed the measure after It had been passed by both houses. It was claimed by those opposing the new tax that it was entirely unnecessary. The added cent is supposed to be spent on the farm to market roads, something the southern part of the State needed, to gravel their side roads. The northern part of the state has already put gravel on most of its unpaved roads, and apparently stood against the new tax. Part of this added fund is to 'be spent on the. roads and streets in the cities and towns. The legislature is more or less criticized for granting more salary increases than has been granted by the legislature for many sessions. At this writing it is understood that the boys are a little fearful of raising the governor's salary from $7,500 to $10,000 per year, also nine Supreme court justices are expecting a raise from $7,500 to $10,000, and certain state officials from $5,000 to $6,000. The legislators themselves are asking that their salaries for 100 days be doubled from the present $1,000 to $2,000. While it is true that the lower paid state employes should be given raises of salary, there will be little enthusiasm for raising those in the state house getting from $5,000 to $10,000. So far as we have noticed our representatives in the legislature, Duane and Ed, have .been showing good judgment in their support of numerous measures, and have tried to hold down the appropriations to sensible figures. Senator Dewel succeeded >in getting his bill to 'regulate the prices paid for printing county board proceedings through both houses. The prices for publishing the (proceedings had not been changed for sixty-six years, and were sorely in need of revision. Good work, Duane. SVEN TJENSVOLD, SWEA CITY, WAR I VETERAN PASSES Swea tiity: Military honors b the American Legion were con ducted at the funeral of Svet Tjensvold, veteran of World wa I who died March 20 at the Vet erans' 'hospital in Des Mblnes. Born Sept 7, 1891, in StaVen ger, Norway, Mr. Tjensvold cam to America as a lad of 16 years He worked as a farm laborer in Hamilton county, then farmec northwest of Swea City in part nership with Mike Enocksen and another friend until the spring o 1917 when the three sold thet farming equipment and enlisted m the army. All three saw action Enocksen toeing in France, Mr. wounded and Mr, Tjensvold's Representative Capesius Says Present Legislature a Costly One In a letter to the Upper Des I per capita to be used on th Moines, Representative Edward Capesius sets out some side lights on the activities of the present session of the legislature which are both informative and interesting. He writes: Dear Mr. Haggard: The present session of the Legislature should end about the second week in April. There are a large number of farmers in the House with field work to start most any day, and with the shortage of farm help, it does not make good sense to run the session so late. To Make Two Sessions There is a bill introduced in the House to have short annual sessions of perhaps seventy days one year and forty the nex't year, that would permit the assembly to go ahead from where they left off, rather than go through a reorganization period. The first thirty days is all lost motion. A lot of good legislation is put off until the last minute, and then it is jammed through or not even given a chance. With short annual sessions the fanners would not have the springtime worries that go with farming. This bill is in the Sifting Commttee and no doubt will meet its death there, as the Sifting Committee is the gas chamber for a lot of good bills. • Costly Session This legislature will go down in the books as a costly one. It may take a few years to show up. but it cannot be otherwise, as the appropriations are about at an end. The bottom of the barrel is being scraped now. There are eight millions of dollars left in the various streets, as an example this wil give Swea City about $960.00 Bancroft $1,250.00, Algona $6, 500.00, and other towns of the county will benefit in this s&me proportion. Cities and towns ca> also use this as a gas replacemen tax by reducing the millage these amounts vary as our ga Iowa from property Governor Krnschel's counties in taxes from administration. That sum will all be used at the end of two 3'ears and new sources of revenue will have to be found to replace this '$8,000,000. This is not mentioned ••on the House floor, nevertheless, it Is a fact. The budget director gave me these figures and know they are right. That can only lead to one thing and that is property tax. and it will be well for the tax payer to brace him- sel£ against this little bump when Lit comes along. J.25 Bills Passed There are more school code bills to be passed, up to now the transportation bill is about the only one that requires much cash. $2,000,000.00 has been appropriated for this, leaving about $2,000,000 for the remaining school legislation. About 125 bills have been passed leaving 300 or better in the Sifting Committee, and most of thorn will remain there. Gas Tax Increase It is well known to everyone that the one cent increase in gas tax has passed in both houses by a good majority. After going into this tax I feel that the one cent increase is the best end of th'; four cent tax that we have to |)ay. While we are fortunate in s uur part of Iowa that \vi have the topography and material of making road building easy, it is not so in other parts of Iowa. I believe that we have outlived the idea that \vt can get along without the ot'nn' parts of Iowa. They have a serious problem, while this gives them some help, I don': believe it will solve all their problems. A number of years ago when northern Iowa had an abundance of corn and southern Iowa did not have any, I well remember that we had a very good corn market allwinterfromsouth- ern Iowa by their trucks hauling our corn to their part of the state. Just as soon as the frost was out of the ground our southern Iowa corn market no longer existed, because the trucks could not deliver to the farmers due to road conditions. This may again happen, and it goes to show that the automobile and truck has expanded our local community to the far corners of Iowa. Increase For Kossuth Under our present consumption it is estimated that the one cent anwease will give the average county about $31,000.00 Kossuth county, being so much larger than the other counties, -we should get a substantial increase over this amount. The money derived from the one cent increase in _gas tax can definitely be used in our county as a replacement tax for secondary roads and mainte- nances. It would seem that the levy can be eliminated, and it is up to the supervisors to use this money as a levy replacement. The cities and towns get about. $1.31 consumption goes up or down at the present time we are jus $3,000,000.00 under our peak con sumption of 1941. Goes Commission Wild This legislature will also set a precedent in creating commission upon commission, I do not believe this is good legislation. The Federal Government should no be further criticized for its commissions and bureaus. Iowa is running a close second. It will not be long until the government of Iowa will be centralized in Des Moines. The fruits of democracy was local control by the people this we are losing. This legislature is also setting a new precedent by having so many departmental and committee bills introduced, no sponsor to the bill, usually these bills have a commission form of supervision attached thereto. Plenty Lobbyists Last but not least the legislators are confronted with the lobbyist of every kind. The most outstanding lobbying in this session is being done by the school fraternity, and I would not want to guess the sum of money they are spending. Next in order is the Farm Bureau, who are with the school people, and were also back of the one cent increase in the gas tax. I am wondering if they are not over playing their cards at the expense of the taxpayer. — Yours truly, EDWARD CAPESIUS. Good Friday Union Services at Swea City Well Attended Swea City: Union services of the Lutheran, Baptist and Methodist congregations were held on Good Friday at the latter church with a capacity crowd of worshippers. The church pianist, J. Iva Moats, played a prelude of hymns. Invocation was made by Rev. S. A. Andersen of the Baptist church, followed by responsive reading. A vocal duet-was sung by Jean Erickson and Mary Tish of ' the Baptist church, with Miss Moats at the piano, after which Rev. Andersen spoke on "The Life Is In the Blood." Joyce Leland and Norma Boland, accompanied by Miss Moats, represented the Methodist church in a vocal duet. The Methodist pastor, Rev. W. G. Bohi, brought the message, "The Mpn On the Cross", and Mrs. Roy Peterson of Immanuel Lutheran church sang a solo accompanied by Esther Charlotte Smith. The Rev. Dr. N. J. W. Nelson, interim pastor of Immanuel Lutheran church, spoke on the theme, "Christ, the Victor" and gave the benediction. Appropriate hymns by the congregation were sung between talks and special numbers. Altar decorations included Easter lilies and potted palmr,. Business places remained closed during the services. liealth being impaired, while the third of the three comrades los his life. Served Overseas After 21 months in France, Mr Tjensvold returned to Iowa anc ;pok a bride, Nellie Hill of Williams, on Jan. 31, 1920. Two children were born to the couple Ardys (Mrs. Lloyd Godfredson) and .Mildred, both at home. The ;wo girls were left motherless 'n February, 1929, when Mrs. Tjens- vold died suddenly. 'Mr. Tjensvold had'-farmed north of Swea City for 20 years and northeast of Armstrong for the last five years. He was a good friend and neighbor and his name was a synonym for hohesty and industry. Heart trouble and asthma caused his death at the age of 53. Fueral services were held at the Nazareth Lutheran church- in Armstrong on March 23, with Rev. L. C. Hinderaker of Wallingford in charge. Burial was made by the grave of his wife In Harrison cemetery, Swea City. Besides the two daughters, he leaves, to mourn one grandchild; a brother Rasmus of Cleveland, Ohio; a sister. Bertha of Milwaukee, Wis., and a brother and two sisters in Norway. Elmer Hutchinson replaces Wm. Beck as creamery helper following William's induction into the army. . Oal l&sief BM'Bnlitfflft df Minneapolis and MfSJB. A* Dan* ehue 6f Tiptoft' weft Easter gti&sti at the parental Chas. Reslef Home/ Mr. and Mrs. CuftlS Skaag af& dafents of a son, Roger 'Afdeh, born March 22 at the Forbes hospital. ,The new baby hafi» tw6 older brothers. The little daughters ot Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Schuler are visiting at the home of their uncle, Supt. A. H. Schuler here. Their father Is employed In a defense plant and the mother is soon to enter a hds- plt'al for treatment Lois and Jean Looft and Lit FORMER FENTON RESIDENT, cille Montgomery, • students at Northwestern Bible school in Minneapolis, spent the Easter vacation with their respective parents,. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Looft and Mr. and Mrs. James Montgomery. An Easter cantata b'y the Swea City school chorus was to be the principal item on the program of the Swea City P. T. A.'s April meeting on Monday, April 2. Rev. W. G. Bohl acted as program chairman and Rev. S/.A, Anderson read the scripture. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ohm of Waterloo and their son Vernon, on furlough from duty with the armed forces on the island of 3uam, visited at the Monford Peterson home early last weelt. The two ladies are sisters. The Ohms formerly lived at Fenton. Chief Warrant Officer O. W. Deibner of the navy spent last week-end with his sister, Mrs. Arthur Collins. W. O. Deibner Is stationed at Washington, D. C. VTrs. Collins, who has not been well recently, will go to Roches- er next week for major surgery. Among teachers spending the Caster recess wth home folks were 'reda Burgeson of Newell with ler father, Albin Burgeson; Marorie Hillsten of Buffalo Center vith her aunts, Bernice Vaughn nd Mrs. Selmer Uhr; and Esther Charlotte Smith with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter G. Smith. Mrs. Gerralt Johnson passsd way Friday at her home north- ast of town. Her daughter, Mrs. iVayne Griffith and children, and -2c Wayne Griffith arrived arlier in the week from Treasure sland, Calif., in response to news f Mrs. Johnson's critical condi- on. Funeral arrangements were ot completed at this writing. Fenton: Mrf Joseph - , 71, who;, had been an invalid 7 for the past seven-years, died at 7:81 a. m. Wednesday In the Presbyterian hospital at Waterlob of n stroke of apoplexy and complications. She had been confined at Augenstlne nursing home, 415 S street, for several years, ill.from a previous stroke; Born Clara Mag Stover Nov. 30, 1873, In Iowa county, Iowa, the daughter of H. W. and' Sarah Stover, she lived there until her marriage to Joseph F, Nellis nt Whlttemore May 22, 1892. Shortly after they moved to Fenton and resided there until 1929 when they moved to -Waterloo. They had resided here since. She 'was a member of the First Methodist church here. Surviving 1 are her husband, two sons, Dean S., 816 Klngsley Ave., and Verne F., 277 Kenilworth Road, one sister, Mrs. Anna Green, Rockford, Iowa, and four granddaughters, Rosemary, daughter of Dean, and Betty. Donna and Mary, daughters of Vern, A daughter Hazel. Mae preceded her in death. Of a family of 17 children, all of Mrs. Nellis' brothers and sisters except Mrs. Green preceded her in death. Funeral services were held Mar. 28 in the OTCeefe & Towne funeral home fey Dr. Gilbert Cox,' pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial was made at West Bend. Mr. and Mrs. Lindsay, Dagma Newel, iMrs. Clayton Ditsworth and Mrs. Earl Dean attended the iburial at West Bertd Saturday. •v v ^fj'i.'MaWi «Sj$wvvaK*»i(i a. .>* ,.»ffC-. *yMkfe.aK&&3i I,"/* "A" Frodadlah HalUd. stoppe the production of Grade "A" fot ucaftplHg (ot several month*. None of thU material can be made for reeappfng passetigef tites during thit period. tit* ttr* $B6fa* eat. With military Increasing, passenger tire production quotas have been cut and (note reductionj ate expected, OEt 6IUDI "A" (tUllttt Whll» If LatHI We have a hmfted quantity, tf your tire* are smooth—better hurry Atxva and get thick, new treads today. Skilled workmen in our shop use the tested B. F. Goodrich Factory Method— (ot longer tire life—greater safety. $700 ' t.teit NO CERTIFICATE NEEDED TO lECAP OK RUBBER WELDERS PHONE 308 LESTER ALGONA WAR BONDS "Let's Win This War." buy them ano BF Goodrich Tires • "/ "FORGOTTEN MAN" LOOKING FOR HIS OLD HOME SITE IN ALGONA Rip Van Winkle may have had/ 1 a tough time of it winning recognition from his friends, finding old land marks and establishing lis identity, after an absence ol 20 years, but picture the dilemma of a man gone 66 years. It is indeed a case of "The Forgotten Man" for no one could be found who knew him or even remenv- toered his family, with one exception. Former Whittemore Girl Weds Officer In Los Angeles, Feb. 20 With candlelit St. Mark's Lutheran church of Boston, Mass., n.~ the setting, Imogene Wagner, Chicago, and Capt. Carl E. Walker, U. S. M. C., of Los Angeles, Calif., were united in marriage at 8 p. m., on Feb. 20, 1945. "it was a double-ring ceremony. The Rev. Sadtler officiated and attendants were Lt. R. Messman, U. S. M. C., and Alice Hanson. The bride wore a purple suit with accessories and a white orchid corsage. She wore tulle and orchids in her hair. After the ceremony a wedding supper was served at the Ritz-Carlton hotel. The t»>:le and groom honeymooned for a month at the Copley-Plaza hotel in Boston after which Mrs. Walker returned to Chicago and Capt. Walker reported for overseas duty. Imosene Walker is a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wagner of Whittemore. Imogene graduated from the Whittemore high school and Hamilton business college, but attended Algona Junior high and has many Algona friends. Capt. Walker attended the University of Southern California. News of Swea City Boys In the Service Swea City: A variety of news rom Swea City boys in service omes from all parts of the globe. loger E. Linde, nephew of A. C. linde, writes from Belgium t'aat n the 4'/i years since he left Swea City he has not met a Swea City boy at any o£ the places in *vhich he has been stationed. Pvt. Valter Berggren, recovering from vounds sustained in fighting in Germany, writes his parents, Mr. nd Mrs. Carl Berggren, that he has met Sgt. Verne Anderson, former Grant township neighbor, convalescing in the same hospital. Virgil Peterson, with a chemical warfare division in England ivas unsuccessful in bis attempts to get in touch with Kenneth Klti- ger who had left the location where he had been recovering from wounds received in action. Swea Clt y- This Proved too stren- Father Died in 1878 In 1878 August Gustafson died, was buried here, and a year later his family moved to Moline, 111. A son, Fred, conducted a grocery store there many years, retired, his wife died and he went to live with a daughter. He was just a small lad when his family left Algona but his mother had told him about his home here and he developed a nostalgiac urge to visit his old home. Only one name clung in his memory—Henderson. The first name he didn't remember. Upon reaching Algona he was directed to Mrs. Elsie Cady, nee Elsie Henderson, and from his vague recollections it was thought he had the James Henderson family in mind—grandfather of Mrs. Oady. Mrs. Cady was too young at that time to remember the family in question. Father Was Painter August Gustafson "small stream of water" Mr. Henderson remembers wading, and the woods he recalls. Will somebody please help get "Forgotten Man" located? this Haswells Visit Algona After 43 Years in S. D F. S. Haswell, now of Center ville, South Dakota, with his wifi and daughter, spent Easter in Al gona, visiting with old friends Mrs. Chas. Neville is a sister o Mr. Haswell. Mr Haswell wa: employed by the late Joe Hofiu: O.n his farm north of Algona, from 1888 till 1902, when he located h South Dakota. This was 43 year ago, and most of the old-timers Algona whom, he knew have since crossed the divide. Mr Haswell married a South Dakota girl and raised a family of two boys and two girls. The younger boy died last fall. The Haswells have prospered in South Dakota and now own a fine improver half section farm. Centerville is. only a short distance west of Canton, and is a town of about a thousand people. It seems Swea City Mother Has Four Boys In Service Swea City: The last of four brothers to be accepted for army duty, Alvin, youngest son of Mrs. — ..... _ ...... - -------- ..... ------- , . Gertrude Beck, left last week for Lt. Robert W. Johnson is pilot on I uous for one in not too rugged I a Texas air base. Alvin, a 1944 a B-29 in the Marianas. Bernard , health. The family came to Al- 1 graduate of the Swea City high ...... came west from New York for his health and upon a doctor's advice took up farming near . , Simmons is seeing heavy action gona and Mr. Gustafson took up Fenton Methodist Primary In Egg Hunt Fenton: The Sunday school teachers of the Primary department of the Methodist church entertained the children with games and an Easter egg hunt at the park Saturday. Lunch was served in the basement to about 40 youngsters. Mrs. Will Weisbrod is the superintendent of the group and Mrs. J. A. Schwartz, Mrs. V. J. Tatum, Mrs. Frank McFall, Mrs. Dale Weisbrod, Mrs. Wilfred Stoeber, Mrs. Milton Weisbrod and Mrs. Charlie teachers. Weisbrod are the Fenton Girls Visit Home Folks Easter Fenton: Mr. and Mrs. Bertel Birkland and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Dewall droe to St. Paul and Mankato, Minn., Friday to bring Doris Dewall who is attending business school at Mankato, and Virginia Berkland of St. Peter, home for Easter. Virginia has been taking part of her nurses training at St. Peter but returned for the remainder of her training at PU- luth, Minn. She expects to become a registered nurse in January. with the 347th Field Artillery in the Po valley in Italy. Boatswain's Mate 2-c Wilfred Wiley is with a light cruiser serving in Philippine waters. Wilfred, a survivor of Pearl Harbor, has seen 20 actions in the Pacific theatre. He recently received the Purple Heart for wounds received last December. Sgt. Earl Berg is returning to the States after seeing service in the Pacific area. Elaine Kluger Johnson of the WAVES has been advanced to radioman 2-c. She is stationed at Port Blakely, Wash. One of the Reasons For Rationing The terrific cost in manpower and supplies required to invade the Jap stronghold of Iwa Jima gives some idea of the effect of total war on our national resources. According to the latest figures that job alone took enough fuel oils to fill a train of tank cars (10,000 gallons each) 233 miles long; enough gasoline to operate 301,730 automobiles for a full year; enough lubricatng oil for one complete oil change in 466,000 autos; enough ammunition to fill 463 box cars; enough food to feed a city like Columbus, Ohio, for 30 days, and this means, according to the population of 306,087 a total of 27,547,830 meals. Surely this is plenty of evidence for rationing. This was only one out of hundreds of acitivties and fighting fronts of our armed forces which is again plenty evidence for the reason for rationing. ' painting, or is said now, interior decorating. He also built a small house for his family. At one time he painted the court house interior. This writer has combed the town for old settlers who might help the son Fred find the site of his old home. No one knows anything about the family—with the one exception mentioned. Through church affiliations and nationality, Mrs. Alma Nelson remembers vaguely hearing her mother mention a Gustafson family. But Mrs. Nelson says their home was on the former Matson home site, and the Hendersons lived on Jones street too, to be sure, but much closer to the school, enlisted as an ' air corps cadet last summer. Staff Sgt. Oren Beck is at Drew Field, Fla., after seeing action in the air fighting over Europe. Pfc. Kenneth Beck is in the Pacific area, and • William tests and is has passed arrry awaiting induction. Mrs. Beck, widow of the late Chris Beck, has 'been employed on the hot lunch program of thr> Swea City school. Her daughter Anna is the last of the children left at home. The Jerry Heetlands and daughter Mrs. Larry Stafford and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Paulson and the Martin Gabels of Blue Earth were Sunday vsitors with the George Heetlands. Betty Jane Stewart, Jiurt Cadet Nurse, to Denver Hospital Burt: Betty Jane Stewart, cadet nurse who has finished her 2Va years of training at the University' hospital in Minneapolis, left from there Friday evening for Denver where she will take her 1 last six months training at the Fitzsimmons General hospital. These cadets are given their choice of an army or navy hospital in which to finish. Betty is the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Stewart. new liquid cake make-up Create* a new petal smooth complexion Instantly Covert wrinkle*, frecklet and tiny fa/emWie* ... applied with fingertip*., , (a* ft all day Doei not dry your (kin ... K. D, JAMES f HE EEXAW, STOHE ORDNANCE WORKERS Whatever Happens in Europe We Need Rocket Powder To Blast Japan off the Map Workers Needed Quickly at BADGER ORDNANCE WORKS- Near Baraboo, Wisconsin An Army Owned Plant ' Powder is needed desperately, and you can help make it in America's safest industry in 1945. 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