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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 7, 1945
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StfMfJKlfffifWf aps^-s-^ fmJmfr 1 " Owe. H™' vice Mlfi. 4M Mftfl itt Boy* Memorial service's : held lor, 2nd LI Tom kOhlhass,.St. Cecelia's cfeif ch, Algonaj Monday 'morning, June 4th. . , . Helen S. Sanborn, IrVihgton, commissioned 2nd lie\ltertant and soori . 'tb"; f epbrt to Army , Air Base, MaXtbn.-N. C, , ; - : i H Antoinette BbniiSletter, Al- gofla, local sdhtol : nur'se, reports to iHarken 'hospital', Oseepla, la,, fOr.sUmmer duty.'/. /Lt, DurWOod Baker, Algona, returned from overseas duty in Italy, married to Angela Buckley, .St. 'Lpuls, Mo., and;reports~to Ft. RSnd.'Okla. . .-. Within ,the next 10 days many of our; Kossutlv county .soldiers that. weife in German prisoner of war camps wil be horde. V . '. J-5 Elmer E, -Cook, Algona, with 34th, dlvl* siottV flowtt back, to ; U. S. from Italy. '. . . The average man is proof enough that a woman, can take A joke, . v . SiSgt.; Jaqk Tib* bets, Algona, on way home from Italian theater of war. . . ;•< Sgt. •William R. Hilton, Algbna,,, With Ninth air force' unit, .receives •: presidential unit. elation. . / . .WAVES—The girls that >go down to vthe sea sin slips. ... .. Helfc, /T«i3-c, Uvermott to west coast. 're- ESTABLISHED IOWA, ••THURSDAY, .JUNE! 7, 1946 Ten Pages SAILORS TTORISWCAR, GET 10 YEARS VOL, 80 Local Soldier Has Long Record Of Activity On Overseas Fronts prisoner on . , , Waflukatt, • Algottft, ;rtow & on a B-29 Fortress . me- en/a WAVES rnarrles a the In thevy, bouquet? . turns -- , -,. . terranean theater. Have you noticed the farmer names sponsoring the 7-th War .Loan newspaper display ads? Thanks gentlemen—-you always come throughl Pfc. Richard Co\van Given Combat Badge In Czechoslovakia : According to word received Irbm the public relations section of the 16th armored division, now in the European theater Of. ; operations, Bfc^Bichard A. Cowan, Aiebnajsson..of Mr. and Mrs. Hal '::, -; awarded ..' -'^3-tI• i.'k»-.*J jt-J tf ^ ! t IBS w*i»«< ...-•- Cook, sbtf^f?MT/ and Mrs'.; Frank Cook; Algona, has a total of 117 points to his credit, and only needs 85, indications are that he will not get a discharge from the army at this time. He arrived home from the battle -fronts in Italy last week on a 30-day furlough following four years of 'service in Uncle Sam's army. He joined the army on May 1, 1941, and on February 18, 1942, his group was sent overseas to Ireland and later to Scotland," then .England, ancl. on January 2, 1943, We 34th division, 133rd Infantry, of which CO. A, 109th medical battalion was a part, landed in North Africa, and a month, later the division met up with 'its first action against the Nazis. '.:••'• •-: Longest Active Record Following^ the beating of the Nazis in North Africa the Yanks were sent to Italy and here the division artd its component parts completed the longest record Of actual front line battle participation of any other group or organization in the U. S. armed forces, From February, 1943, until May 5, 1945, Elmer's group saw 518 consecutive days of front action. ,Th!s meant plenty of work for Ca. A, 109th medical battalion, and Elmer found time taken up with imuch activity. He said that he "picked up two Algona soldiers wounded in the field and brought them to hospltalizatloh quarters. They were "Bill" Daughan, son of Mi-, and (Mrs. William A. Daughan, and Bob Selzer, son of Mr. and Mrs. MattrSelzerr.- Flying Men to States '.'Elmer said that his; trip -back 'to, the states took .only 37 hours; as compared with nearly a month traveling from the states to' the European battle fronts three years agb. The 83 men hi,his company were flown in foufrPWnes from Naples to Casa' Blancagand from there to Miami, Fla., About 20 men to the plane. He also 'said that thousands of the -boys in the European area are being .brought back home in that manner." -.-•. - - - • furlough to Hot Springs, Ark,, for re-assignment -••" During the four" years "of service he has had but two furloughs prior to his present one, and they were short ones of only a few days before'leaving for overseas duties, in 1941. Bond BJUve Hits New Low BY EUGENE MURTAGH County Bond Chairiuan Bond buying in the 7th Loan has struck a new low for the drive during the first part of thifr week. While the county last'weeKf was slightly ahead of the state- average, it had .drcpped beUw average this week. l-.'y^j' While apparently fill towns Witt meet their quotas, only ten outjw: 28 townships have pledged their quotas. The pledges are promises); to buy bonds before July 1, .arid -these pledges must be carried out if the towns and townships witn Iheir quotas pledged are to mefet their quotas. ' .: •• ,f War Is Not Over ? : There is a wide variation in the response to the bond pledge cam-* paign. In the towns It runs from just meeting quotas to over 00 per cent over. .,ln.,lhe country /it runs from toeing; over one-third short to ibeing over One-third.pvey quotas. The difference between the high communities and the low communities seems to be because too many people think the war is s over, and do not realize that there is a long war ahead. In every neighborhood there are a lot of good supporters, but the neighborhoods that are behind have more people who. will not do their share. tlf Kossuth fails in this biggest bond drive, it will not be because there is a shortage of money. There is" more money available in banks ttian ever before, and if there is ai failure it will, be because too niany peope'are not willing- to irivest in the best investment in the world. • A Veteran's Statement A returned veteran.the other day remarked -that Kossuth had an excellent record in the bond drives, and that everyone must be buying bonds; When he was informed that there were people who were not doing their share his remarks were these: "Boy, if I had been at home these last three years, mailing money, I know I would have been laying away all that I could in bonds. If some of these people who are not willing to lend their money to the government could have seen the fellows with frozen feet last winter along the Rhine, and in Germany, they would think it was pretty soft to be here at home. Yes, just the weather was bad enough, but you were getting shot at too. Well, I put all I could of my army pay in bonds, and it will look mighty good to me when I get out Of uniform" The veteran was right, bonds are money (for the future, and the purchaser gets a good interest return when he keeps his bonds. If everyone in Kossuth would look at bonds like this veteran, the county will not fail. ' ll leioy Adams Returns From Nazi P. W. Camp Following his 30 r day here he will 1 report a ,is , rnaking £ iwr hbmelhereawithrher^ .parente^ Mr. and ,Mrs; W- P."Herophill, 301. E. Lucas: Btreetfwhue^hie! is- in the service. AUDINEfOSTffi V RlTIUESDlY i 'Cha : rgine cruel and inhuman treatmentOVudine, Foster filed, suit for- divorce against her husbai Clinton Foster, in, district court and on..Tuesday, June 5, the case iwas heard by "Judge ;G.W. Still- 'nian; Mrs. Foster was represented by* Attorney 'E. F., Nefsted, of Emmet^burg.,; The defendant waived apearance. Mrs. Foster was granted tne divorce and will receive permanent-alimony of $12,00 Jief c week "from- defendant. "The ~ " tars' married at .Blue Earth, ',., Jujy, 5,. 1943, ,and lived to- as man and . wife until .March 16,, children. ' 1945. There are no M. J. KALEN, 85, ^ OF KOSSDTH SINCE 1878, PASSES ;*: Died Wednesaay At Kossuth 'Hospital Following Failing ;Healthoi; Several Years; rapHANDBY IPHBORS TO NELVIN RIEKENS Melvln Rieken, of northwest of 'Algolpa; who underwent an appendectomy 'May 12,'has been con- flriert to bed since Monday, May 2S, guffering from a'blood dot. He recovered Irpm, the operation •wlflj(?ut:^ny. W.effects and; 'je- turned hpine on a Sunday and the ne»'4ay feccWOf' Qulfe'fll,, •-'••• -"•- ' "to.bed. in": Kossuth hospital, though, he h beetf in failing health the. , past sey-/ era! years M.' J. Kalen died Wednesday morning. -The immediate cause of death was complications and age. Funeral services will be'held Friday atJ2:00 p. m. from the McCullough Chapel and interment will' be in the LuVerne cemetery "lot beside the grave of :his wife. ; To Kossuth In 1878 M, J. Kalen was .born hear New Vienna, Dubuque county, - Iowa, October 16, 1860, son of John and Anna Ralen. He came to Kossuth county in 1878, locating m^Sher- man township. In September of 1879 he was >,jnajrjte*! to Laura ^Miller at St. Joe>andg» this union was 'born one 1 son, Max, who survives. For ; nearly,'*;5Qs. years he farmed in Sherman^tawnship. His wife passed away io^une of 1929 and the following yeaV he, moved to Algona and had made his home at 621 North Colbyi' street since that time .until his dpath; Mr. Kaien was a rhember of the Woodmen lodge and/? 'had . been superintendehVof gherman township Union ' Sunday 'vt school for years. DuHRg^Ws many, years a resident W Southern" Kossuth he proved a good, neighbor a good friend and held the- respect and friendship of all who knew him, S-Sgt. Lyle Steven ' Back From England On 30-Day Furlough S-rSgt. (Lyle Steven, son of Mr. and Mrs, R, P, Steven, AlS°na, arrived here Friday, June 1. frop England wher6 he had served with the 3rd division of the 8th Air ' Algona, Mallard and Whittemore Take Tliree Over Week-end W• Ihe Palo Alto - Kossuth league six teams battled for honors over-the week-end With Algona, Mallard and Whittemore teams taking the winnings. On Memorial day ithe Lone Rock and Algona K..-,'.C.-:.teams* met at the fairgrounds here with the locals, taking- ihe visitbrsitbjthe iii-—*---«••*» /Had 6 l h"ltS':6ut:cKalkM-"up:;6'errors.- Batteries were 1 Algonai, 'Rlichter and Bradley, Lone Rock, Murre and Batt. Two Games Sunday Whittemore took 'the -Algona K. S. boys to a cleaning Sunday afternoon at Whittemore by a 3 to 1 score. Each of .the teams chalked up > six-hits, with Whitte T more no -errors and • Algona two errors. Batteries .were Rlchter and Bradley for Algona and Hogarty, Streier and iFalts tor Whittemore. At MaUard Sunday afternoon the Emmetsburg boys lost to Mallard by a score of 8 to 3. Mallard made 10 hits while Emmetsburg had 5. Batteries, were Gibson, Eckert and Schmidt j for Mallard and Bell and Mullins for Emmetsburg. . " • ' t.' MOTHER, MRS.f tEINMAN, PASSES .:•$*> - •.: • - - - • '-•--••'-•'« Had Lived In Algona 5 Years; Survived by band, Three Sons and v Daughters. . !-«;,:3 ' At her home, 539 South Woostfeg- Algona, Saturday evening ;:;J6& curred -the death of one pi-^"j gona's popular wives and'mother Mrs. Adam Steinman, an Ulness of several neral services were held . ; a^;ithe home on Wednesday afterhboniVai 2 o'clock and at.the Presbyterian church at 2:30, the rites being 'in charge of the Revs. Richardson and English. Interment was J in Riverside, cemetery. Pallbearers were Oharjes .Heard, . Willianl Etherington, Everett Lee; GordpiJ Kuhn, Dave Leffert and Ray Cunningham. • •'••• Llyed Here 57 Years Sarah Esther-Bowman was born Your Tax Stamp, five Biicks, Please '-On Saturday, June 9, the new 1945-48 Motor Vehicle Tax Stamp will go on sale at the local post office Your old I stamp expires July 1. This year, as last year, the price of the [i stamp will be five bucks. r j> ' Force ' November 23 t ' 1944. He ' is a npse'gunner on a B-17 an4 bad matle: 88. missions over enemy territory and is, enjoying a SOrday fHrlpugh. With him Came his wUe, *e lopm«; Jpy to July of .year, . Wpon coropletMNrnol, Ws. jfurlpugh yottftttoWJiiiStk. lt«yfW' • i %feg ^fre?«t^ «f "tW : m Wj W*-.^.-..-- riow''l»»ted'it SIX PORTABLE WHEELCHAIRS FOR AUXILIARY '"'".."•"'.' •jH* Through ^he ; splendid cooperation of 'the ipebple of Kossuth county recently in -a magazine campaign sponsored by the Auxiliary pf Hagg Post No. 90 of the American Legion, £teona, jt has become possible for the puxiliary to purchase six portable wheel chairs. These chairs will be hpussd at Algona, LuVerne, Bancroft, Swea City and Titonka and will be loaned, without charge except for transportation, for .temporary us.e to anyone in those communities. The very grateful for the iine cooperation given by Kossuth, residents throughout.. th<? drive, ' ••' Preebyteriana at Hurt and Lone she was ten years old and ^ad been a resident here down through -the years; Oh April 29, 1896, she was united ini '.marriage to Adam Steinman here in Algona.. To this union were born three sons and two daughters, all of whom, with the husband and father, survive. The children,are Ralph at home, Roy and Lloyd of Algona, and Mrs.' Florence iBurtis and Mrs. Nellie James, also of Algona. Two brothers .Andy Bowman, of Algona, and Harry Bowman, of Clinton, also, survive, Preceding her in death were two sisters, Mrs. Delia Murphy "and-* Mrs. Julia Nellis; and an'' }nfen 1 t,rbrpther. Attending' the^ .funeral services from'a distance, were .Mr. and Mrs. Harry : Bowman -of Clinton and. a niece, .Mrs, .Walter Dibble, of Sioiix "Falls, 'S. D. The son-in- law, 1 Pvt., Paul James, located at a camp in 'Livingston La., since May 17, was unable to attend the services. ' Ben Sornsen Dies it Walnut. Rites Being HeW today W. C, Dau and children, Evelyn and Billy and Mrs, Dau's parents, Mr. an'd Mrs, Peter Ehlers, of Swea City left Wednesday for Walnut, Iowa, to attend the funeral of Ben Sornsen which will be held this afternoon. Mr, Sornsen, who was about 60, died: Monday in an Omaha hospital following an operation for perforate^ ulcer and complications, He is survived toy i)ls wife, the former Elma Schrpeder, who, pribr tp h.ermarriae t .was ; employed for several years at the Elk Cleaners •here. Also surviving are their two children, Robert '18 and Martene 8, /Mr, sbrnsen's mottiw who made her hcroe with, them, a. brother, Otto, «f Hajrlan, and a; sister, Mr?, w Tr»5R« p{; Council Bluffs, s, Daw; sister pf Mrs, Jornsen, Walnut siRce Frjday,.. : ; 'ft»s fee>n. mwja lay. ^W^er Co,. R j9P4iroa»y'. AND WET MONTH ^According to the record of Barry/Nolte, local weatherman, tqe month of May was abnormally cold and-wet. The average temper- bture for the month was 53.9 de- ees and this was 5.7 degrees be- w normal. Then too, the precipitation was above normal with a rainfall of 2.04 inches for the month above ithe normal fall which |s. 4.12 and we were soaked with 6.16 inches. Mr.'Nolle announces that great damage so far has ;been done but:a.change; niust. come 4*?;^. J 'ri'-:, ; ^f»^ii ; ^vl: r ^i-i;ii-i^iiiiii^ spots 't •ihdicat- Ing that growth is lacking. .Corn, most of it, is up and shows a good stand but little growth. However, -there is this about the cold and wet temperatures — weeds are not making any growth progress either. Gardens are at a standstill and much of the planting may have to be done over unless warmer weather, arrives shortly. Pfc. Noble Crouch Sack To4 Europe -Pfc. Noble" Crouch, son of Mrs. Emma Crouch, has just recently returned to the' European -con- tinerit, presumably Germany. Pvt Crouch was in the Africian and Sicilian campaigns with : the 16th infantry division. He returned to the states for a rest and has now been sent back overseas. When Noble returned home the first Urhe, he was one of 10 survivors of 'his company which originally numbered over 200. on the way home .four of the 10 died. Pfc Crouch has been in service three years. AUT04HELLER COLLISION NEAR LOnSCREEK Car and Truck Damaged Beyond Repair; Drivers and Occupants, Slightly Shaken Up. A V-8 auto driven by Kermit Kuecker, accompanied by his smaller brother, Richard, collided with the mounted corn sheller driven by William ;Zimmerman near the Lotts Creek center school house Saturday morning about 10 o'clock. The Kuecker car was coming from the east and Zimmermann's sheller "from the south. The collision occurred at the intersection, none- of the occupants noticing each other until they crashed Both the car and truck were damaged beyond repair, but the sheller unit is being repaired so that it may foe mounted on another truck. ; . •' None of the occupants sustained any broken .bones but Zimmermann received.cuts about the face <»ndi MUSICA|fROGRAM ATHSCHOOL JUNE 12 irst of a Serie^ Given* Here During Branch Summer "CUIS. ; :iMci«u. « :' A^-w^v"*"^', ;.>?- T^r-i" 5 cuts On thiiRiface;' which required four stitches while Kermit escaped without a scratch. ALGONA MACHINE SHOP OPENING TODAY, THURSDAY A new and added industry is being listed in Algona' this week with the opening of the .Algona Machine Shop on West State street today, Thursday. Edv/Hagg and Marvin Oakland both experiencec and' capable in machine work of all types, have recently completed the erection of ,a brick building and the Installation of machinery and equipment of .the most modern types. Low Temperatures Break 44 Year Record According to the records of Weatherman Harry Nolte the mercury reading of 35 on Sunday June 3, was the lowest June day temperature ever recorded here On June 7, 1901, the mercury 36. And this was tied aga'in on last Monday .when it dropped to 36. During the week we hid J;40 inches of rain, with all- most an inch of this falling on jast Thursday, The records: Hi Lflw Thursday, May 31 '...........,71 58 .74 55 Friday, June l ..,.. S8tujrday,_ June 2 .,,,,......,65 4 !:!^ZZ'»60 Tuesftayi-June 5 ,.,.....~59 — -.--• r. • . g ,g«i fbf soil tenweratute . fw'. 42 35 36 50 the Humphrey's Ordnance Company Is Given Meritorious Award T-Sgt, Campbell Humphrey recently wrote Mrs. Humphrey here, that the 191st Ordnance Depot Co. of which he is a member had received a unit meritorious award. The company received i plaque and each man in the unit received a special sleeve patch So far as the group had been able to learn, theirs was the first Ordnance-company, either in Europe or the Pacific, to receive such an award. < , The award was given for good discipline and outstanding work done by the company during the time between January 11 ape April I of this year, The company went in on the invasion of Luzon following the infantry earticsr than had ever .before been attempted by, and from the rnomen the men waded and drove the trujcks ashore they started issumi material. Cjaitipbell mentioned thaj the company's (past reputation helped too ir* winning the award fcui ttist it was mainly earned frpin JODGE STILLMAN SENTENCED BOYS TO ANAMOSft , First Lt.. Leroy Adams called his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Adams, Tuesday night from Ames and said he was well and feeling fine. He was expected 1 home from Ames as soon as he could make connections here. Lt. Adams had been a prisoner of war in Germany for a year and 'was liberated April 29. Prior to his capture he had been a bombardier, He returned ;to New York on a liberty stop Saturday during the jieayy fog and was then sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo., for check up and thence to»home,: v Indicate ; . Both Deserters ';;]. ': ?* from Jfavy; Both From f Webster^ City Vicinity. f Sometime during the forenoon f of Tuesday, May 29, the '41 tan v| Chevrolet coach belonging -to; J, v * V. Elber't, _ of Whittemorei and'?]. parked ne&r -'the • Nortel' Lumber . t Co., where Mr. ElbeftfW employ^ :| was stolen; "Mr, Elbert notified the f sheriff's 'off ice at the theft after '< dinner:. and ,a description of the; ' car 'was'; sent out over , the: state ; . I police radio. The next day au-. | thorities at Boone notified Sheriff K Cogley that they had picked up the : ,:f car and, with it two young lads in'-? navy imiforms. ; On v Thursday; i Sheriff ebglejr drove to r BoOne 1 ' and \ brought ; the , two,; .sjiilprs ;;-to^Al--y.f : gona. The" car" ' seemed 'gjohe^lie'fe. worse for its -trip to Bobfi&rv, -:%i .: Two Iowa Ssrtloris , "^'.Vl 1 -. Sharif f Art Cogley «led ,lnfpr-; | matidn'ciyafging ,thef« H a niptdr- * vehicle In : Justice Delia Welter's , court and here Lewis A. Davis and . Max L. Hanen, of the United:' States navy, waived , preliminary hearing .and were bourid 'over :t». ; the district countxpn -bonds 'of $500 not iurnish^|f .The sailors carried no paper^;: which would; identify-'them, biit they' "gave; . names corresponding, •with the; service ''tags sthey-'-wore.'^ ;It ; was •;• • learned , : that s Hanen ; joined . the ^ navy out of' Webster City andf : v; Davis but of Fort Dodge. ]' ' , Ten Years In Anamosa .".(;/•;: TheyiWjere brought before Judge) • Stillman in district court Monday,; : who continued the case • until Tuesday while further investigar) • tion was,- being • made. .Tuesday?;., ; morning .they again i appeared in; court and. waived v time to •pleaa 1 '-..; and formal : arrangement and . en-; ; ; tered a^ritten-pleii of guilty and? . Judge Stillman - then .sentenced;/: them to' a; term in the Ahamosaf ,,to.ry > pot exceeding .10; • ^years. .Sheriff Art Cogley totte, the youngsters to Ahambsa thls ( ,, morning Thursday, to begin serv-v':; 'ces.'!: - ' "-'-'- II 1 II and musical programs- for Branch; Summer school of the 'owa State Teachers college at AJgona will be presented Tuesday, .June 12, at 9:30 a. f ,m., with a recital' and' demonstration of wood-wind and stringed instruments. The program witt toe given the high school assembly/room. The recital will be given -by Frank W. Hill and Myron Russell, both of the music department of the Teachers college at Cedar Mr.. Hill, .violinist, nis .•assistant professor of music at. the.'Teachers :ollege and a province governor of the.-national hbnprary; musical fraternity, J*hi Mu 3 iAlpha , Sin-; fonia.',He is co-author : of a,work jook in, music wliicR ;.has:-vbeen adopted in colleges and ; ^univer- sities'throughout the country, Mr. Russell, who is widely known for the excellence of his Teachers college bands, is president erf the Iowa Music Educators association and the Iowa Band Masters association. Recently he las appeared in each of the three towns having branch schools of Teachers college a? -a -music judge in local musid contests, Puring the coming summer he will act as instructor in the School of Music at the University of Michigan, where he will teach ensemble and give individual lessons on woodwind instruments. He will be teaching there during the eight- week summer session beginning July 1 and ending August 24. „ The public is most cordially invited to attend this program which will be given without charge. ANNUASB : Inez, A daughter of Mr. : and'';3MtrsJi H. M; Harris, and Harriett, daueh-rj, ter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Keith:;*;: were/arapng 1ihe - graduates ' frbnt? Morningside: college at the exerj. cises held Tuesday. Parents of both , girjs attended ttte graduation. Inez, .was elected ferZeta Sigma, honor-, ary society*' and received ner de--; gree cum laiide. 'Others from Al-*' •gpna WSQ -attended the .Morning^t sid^gradWtipn'Were the;Rev. and- Mrs. I'N.^A. Price andi family and . .the ; 'Hev. and ?Mrs. Earl Burgess, and 'daughter^Muriel.; . j i.« i The Hey.-Mr,=; Price .feceived^att honorary degree of ^Doctor ol pir, vmity. as'Was-,,reported earlier in ''' ' ' m It is some ago SINQE APRIL 1ST 1 Algeria Townserid club IJo. 1 met at the dub rorns, 108 S, Hall street Tuesday evening.^ May; ?9>, After a/short devotippal perioo the 'regular bulletins were read; by MrsT Grace Carney. H. E, Miney aimouriced the gavel contest ,an<i the social security, edition of- M»; Townsertd National weekly to dated June 2. The regular-W ington, Flasheg were., read < by . A. M, Anderson and /Mrs. MagonegU- Other comm,umca|[pnf ; were read by Mrs, Gora. ;JU New The membership nounced thRt 't were rvwjning bera '' Odist annual day ajCtern FirW J

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