The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 14, 1945 · Page 9
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 9

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 14, 1945
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s& 5 '^j'i^% i; ' ? y'''' : '"^'''' : '' : 'iis'^""'i"'''-' ii jfijgf ft Aigofta, ^, . , Campnejr fetelved -toot A front ,thelr son, I*f6 Harold Gamprioyv ; hag' .been In the ' zone ever since £>*aay, •entering in the 'N6rniandy ;ifiva- is how wearingifivei battle a$ beett overseas a year this last January and he Will ih the*e with tfie arms* 1 of occupation and Is at; present sta* tioned neat Windihelm. Mrs. Sheppard is spending th6 Slimriler \with her daughter, Mi'sV Ehile Gddfredsofi. SMe fell re- tently and Is not feeling, the best. ;Mrs, Walter Welsbfod and Mrs. John Gisch With their 4*H club girls attended a 4-St club rally held at Surt, Tuesday. 'It was an all-day meeting with picnic din* ner.- • • ,, ,.'.'," • .._. take ..Mfe;; Dittmer, »tit—.„ . s df the-junior department an;d cMdrett wl alsd, join ift ./Mr; rind(i(Nlfs.' fioyd Gardnef were' ;'| SflftdSy»at the home 6f thelf i :fi6«j Orville arid family, Lotts Cfeekt Two birthdays were celebrated* X5rvllle'6 and Mrs. Af lHur Wafd's of Whittemore. 'The Susy See club met with Abbie and Margaret Tjaden last Friday.'afternoon with a large at* tendance. Th* afternoon was un* der the direction of Mrs. .fiafl Miller. Dewing was laid aside and games were enjoyed. Lunch followed, •• ••:.•'";; '- .;•'.•:'; , • An ice cream social has been planned by the Qodd Hope WSCS for Tuesday evening, June 19. Hope the Weather man improves on the weather. Ice cream will be served In the basement of the church, so come, regardless of the weather. Committee in the kitchen is Nellie Jenkinson, "Eunice Rlebhbff and Luella Schenck: dining room, Naomi Knoll and Bernice Alt. home • Yin»":TL ^ n Dili*., -out !»«•— .*?'S£^a£T5V,t; &atfS5's:%Z Benefit SSEsas* Algona Federal Savings & Loan Phone 55 Algona IS i^ patient'at'the itel\'sJiice" Mondaiy. io .poke. Called here by/ ,ss are'her.—"— * ,frs. 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'/;U'''•";••';?•.".:" - '••': v : i.-''V i*fea Algona Soldier, in Scrappy Jap While Gpl. c. I>. Morek, better know "Bud," sort of Mr. and Mrs. C M6rck, Algona, and How serv iftg with the Third Photo Tech tfnitjjn Calcutta, India, writes a Interesting letter to Algona rela tiVes and friends concerning hi experiences with the Japs whil in Burma on a short furlough. Bu joined the army at Boulder, Colo in April, 1943, where he was at tending college at the time. H has been stationed in the BUrm and India area the 'past 14 months The letter: Hello Folks: May 25, 194 Calcutta, Indi News in the Calcutta area i very scarce, in fact, life is ver dull. We've finished our work an are now waiting for a new assign ment. It might be China, th Pacific or even Stateside,v,then w might even stfay here. Guess t'im will give Us that answer. I was given a 20-day leave th first of this month and Instead o going-to Kashmir as I'd planned— I-ended up in Burma which turnei out to be a terrific experience Guess I'll tell you about the whol trip from the beginning, hope yo don't get bored. I left Calcutta May 1 and head ed for my old outfit, which i located in Burma. When I arrive I fully intended to stay at th base and just loaf around; shoo the bull with my buddies and do little swimming in the ocean. IV plans were fouled up the firs day I arrived. It so happened tha two of my friends had also re ceived 20-day leaves and had pro posed a trip through Burma. The; They invited me to join them, an ha'd planned on visiting the terri tory just captured from the Japs of .course they didn't have to twis my arm. We checked out .45 cal. auto matics, plus food and plenty o atebrine, hence, we were fully pre pared. -We left the base the flex morning and where we wer bound, well, none of us reall knew. #"ate ^dropped us in the city of Toungoo. We arrived at noon and spent the rest of the afternoor in seeing the sights of the town There wasn't much to see as every thing was in total ruins. About fiv o'clock we met -a British majo and captain and they induced u to have dinner with them, o course we accepted their invita tion, as we hadn't eaten all day After dinner they asked us where we were going to sleep, ,of course we didn't know, and again they fixed it up. We were to sleep in their villa, which only two day previously had 'been occupied by some Jap officers. We spent th evening talking about the battl they had had 'at Toungoo, and we also found out that the British troops had surrounded about two thousand Japs only three thou sand yards from the city. The; teen pretty quiet during the day then told us that the Japs had but would send out a few patrols during the night in search of food They had plenty of ammo,, but no food. We went to bed about ten but I couldn't sleep. I keep hear ing strange sounds. At midnigh all hell .broke loose.-' The Bren gun had opened lire only a' hundret yards away.- It startled me" so—that-I damn near'jumped through the roof of the villa.. It took me about half a second to make the fox-hole outside the door, anc that's where I spent the rest o: the night. The shooting was ove: in an hour, tout those Indian troops shoot at /anything that moved that's why I stayed In the foxhole. Next morning we went over ,to where the shots had come from you 'understand, curiosity. We found about 25 "dead. Japs dispersed over a .small wooded area We tried to get some souvenirs of the (bodies, tout the Indian-troops had picked'. them clean. lAit utae" o/cljock" the major wanted to know it-we cared to 30 to the front lines with':him, as he was' taking some rations to his men. We were rather reluctant a first, but c.the excitement 'of the trip prompted us to go. We were •fully armed when we left,, and thank God, because the Japs were only five hundred yards away just over a'small hill. There was not much action when we arrived it was when we started to leave when hell cut loose again. The Japs opened fire with two 105 mm howitzers, just to let the troops Man Shortage Noted In Summer School By Swea City Writer Swea City; The shortage of men in. institutions of teacher training is no new thing; it has .always existed to a certain .degree— bu wartime conditions seem to Jiave brought the supply of male pedagogues to a new low, At any fate one Swea City boy can voucfi fpr the truth of that statement as applied tQithe extension ( summer sehol now being sponsored by Jowa Stat«> Teachers' cQlege at Algona. Upward Smith, son of Mr and (Mrs. flpyd, Smith pf the state line neighborhood. Is the only man fmong J5Q jgjprjs enrolled. ' Howard, wbp previously pom jflejed ['two y$m o* wverigineeriri cpwrse at IpWft State college, at Ajim -W«W «TOfMf4 to defer further 6fife«linj! because of ill India, on Furlough know they were stiir aiound'-l know they satisfied me. We could hear the 105's fire, and then the scream as it passed ove? head, and the explosion a couple hundred yards in front of our jeep. I can't tell you what the Jap's were trying to knock out, tout it'was in our path, if We wanted to reach town and that we did, because the city was our only chance of our getting out of that "hot-box;" well, anyway, we had to make a break for it. As we approached the spot, shells were falling all around us; the closest about a hundred yards away. We thought things were over when we heard a terrific scream, and Whamt A shell had exploded only 60 yards away. No shrapnel hit us, but plenty of mud and sand did. It was the concussion that laid us low; my ears are still ringing from it. We arrived in town okey and not one minute was spared in getting out as soon as possible. Before leaving, the captain gave us each a Jap flag, and the major gave me a Jap major's samurai sword. It's over one hundred years old and what a beauty;, the blade is in perfect condition, it's also as sharp as a razor. The handle has the battle dress oh it and under it is the seed pearl, which the battle dress protects. The major was hard pressed for cigarets, so I gaVe him four packs and that's why I think I got the sword. I gave it to dad, so the next time you drop in on him you can see it. It's really the best souvenir one can get out of this war—save a discharge. • Mr*. Studer, Wesley, Heads Auxiliary Wesley: Mrs/ J. P, Studer was elected president of the American Legion Auxiliary at their regular meeting Thursday evening, June 7. Mrs. Myrtle .Lease was elected vice president; Mrs. Clara Erd-> man, treasurer; Mrs. Edna Flom, secretary; Mrs. Myrtle Kouba, chaplain, and Mrs. Helen Johnr son, sergeant at arms. Mrs. Erdman Was hostess in place of Mrs. Viola $tuder as previously reportedi The next meeting will be Thursday eve- hingj Ju'ly 5. Ledyard Dry As Bone Since Town Pump Out Ledyard: The town has been without city Water since Saturday when the ipump to the well broke. The few wells and pumps in town have been popular places these days and the people with cisterns have considered t.hemselves fortunate. Let Co wan do the Complete Job PROTECT ROOFING , i SIDING EAGLE INSULATION WEATHERSTRIP Ask fbr Free Estimate I You may buy on our convenient monthly payment plan if desired. Cowan Building Supply ' ALGONA, IA. -M-at KiMg$~& hand m hand a fitting pair for any lovely bride'* hand. You will' be proud to own and chow your friends Kay*n*ar : Ring*. Their tuperb quality and elegant design make them a far greater value than their price tag reflects. Stop in today and let us show them. Prices begin at $5O the pair andjupjjccojjdjng to size and quality of diamond/ Lusby & Giossi Algona U. D. M. Wants Ads Bring Quick Result! MilllilllllllllllllllllllllllllllilllllllHIIIII^ .... why you as an American farmer , .,.,.-_. , W;^-.'V W»> •--" ttW "J^-:^v,:^-^^ •"i : ~ C should put every dollar you possibly can into War Bonds in the mighty 7th War Loan... 1 Farmers know that die demand for food is greater this year than ever before. And farmers are doing a magnificent job of producing it. The same urgent need applies to all war goods. For today the cost of the war is greater than ever. Tons and tons of supplies must still flow to our millions of men in Europe. As you read this, still more tons must be shipped over the huge distances of the Pacific to our troops poised there already to begin the harvest. If we are not to let slip the oppor-, tunity to hit the Japs, bard—now we are at last in position to strike—we must supply these men with more of everything— new, harder hitting weapons ..'. more powerful tanks... swift new giant planes—and more of them than ever before! 2 Wo must make sure that the tragic thousands of our wounded receive the best, most thorough care. That means money without stint—for bandages, for medicines, for thousands and thousands of completely equipped first-aid stations, dozens of hospital ships, hundreds of hospitals. * 3 Last year up to this time there had been two war loans'. This year, to raise about the same amount of money, the 7th War Loan must do two jobs in one. And so your country is asking you to back up those American boys slugging it out in the front lines —by digging down deep and buying twice as many War Bonds as yow did last time. * , 4 And when you put your money»every cent you v can into those bigger bonds in tb? big 7th War Loan, you'll be doing more than loaning cash for a vital, immediate war need—you'll be helping to fight the inflation thatcould wreck out nation^wnotet,: ; future. For loose money, in wartime whea goods are scarce, tends to "bid up" the prices of things, the' same as at an auction. Your War Bond will be safe and money, too, increasing in value until the time when yon get back $4 for every $3 you invested. , 5 Tha War'Bond* you buy will mature fa ten years to send your boy or girl through college... or to provide for your own security, for travel, or retirement. j 6 Every $75 you put into a War Bon* today will return you $100 at maturity;, every $375 will yield you $500. And> if you need to get your money back for ant emergency—you can do so any time you wish: 60 days after the bonds are issued. War-. Bonds are really the same as a cash teserver for emergencies, except that they increase steadily in value, and because eadr one? is> registered, you won't lose your money/ through fire, theft, or loss of the bonds.-)-. 7 In the years after the war/ when better- than-ever farm equipment will be avail-able, your War Bonds will be a backlog; for you to renew your machinery.. .to build, that new barn..", to improve your land.- ' . But meantime—your idle dollars can be fighting dollars : '. I put every one of thenrinto the fight-in. thejbig Seventh War J-oan! Kossuih's Quota Is Let's Go! This advertisement sponsored by the following patriotic farmers of Kossuth County: FLOYD T. BODE JtN.BORMANN JOHNC^IILSON , ALGONA, IOWA RAY MeWHORTER LUVERNE.IOWA EfcMER C. 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