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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 26, 1945
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f»lt W«sk (S6sde»8ed for fief* a Men. eiip aMM&fi i» to the v, & Victdr W. B6ii6:flnd §/Gt. Ftjy^ Bblie were .visiting their home ituBurUast week; Fa'ye,' te* (eemly returned from Overseas, htfs : .a 30-day leavfi; and Victpr, on it ehange, of stations, was able to istpp of fat home for a doable of : days. •'•- • - '-•"•': : ' • Cp'l, Bud ZeriderrAlgohSy is with an 1 "engineer France, outfit in southern .Chief Storekeeper Dick Post got hottte after, a year: and.<a: half in the United Kingdom and France. Dlfcfc has some very interesting stciries about (Prance and we regret Hot being able to print them. ' ''A. letter -from Lt. Harold Cowan, of-ithe.Seabees, gives his present location. <as Guam. Harold does not ; Very'highly of life in tHe is- j ; :.;••'"<•' '• " ••-•• • •• ...... • •••• article, in. the Des Moines r tells about the Red Cross JaklngVbv& 12 of the best hotels |ty,B6vutoemtmth, England, for the bftjpiefit iof^the G. Iis. A'.-.CL I. can ' Algerian's Life for 29 Months Capture, Escape, Nazi War Prison . . getOa'iroom there for a shilling a ! night (that's twenty cents in , pii£ .money,) ,• which is a big reduc- .tlfin, frwh the regular charge of a pbund (four bucks) or two per ; nigth -for the same accommodations in 6ther ; hotels. ' .Bournemouth, located on the Channel- 'down, -near. 'the Isle of wight; is sometimes called the ad is probably ., ^ bomb-damaged of the larger cities of Britain. ryiAnd. speaking ,b£ hptels, here's a Mane on :customs in .the; 'United States. AN separate charge 'is made" fojrf breakfast In'Ihot'els here, it is not included the "bed and . breakfast',' system of England and France. ;John Sppngberg. is ;herne after 29 mpnths; in German prison cahips.And'as'though that wasn't enpugh rough going, he-spent 15 days crossing this Atlantic in an LST. , Wpnder how many of the local folks'are observing 'eno'ugh to npte,.the. arrowhead on. Jphn's ETO, ribbon.smd- how many 1 know that it signifies- participation in an initial '.Invasion. . Lt. Maurice Michel was stationed in Wales for : . a time -before the Normandyjlhvasiori. When he gets back, welre going to 1 ask him how to- pronounce Glyri-Cyfrdwy arid IJanrhaiadr. Both are very pretly villages about" 50 miles southwest of Liverpool. ' : ' • ' ;. • -;••• rMrscChas^Rpsewall, of Algana, had her grandson Lt-.Chuck Rosewall and wife.'pf Blue Earth as guests Suhdayr' • : • -Chuck hit the silk near Berlin when his ship ,was knpcked down by: flak- arid spent 19 .months "in German .prison camps. fJeep drivers -Mth the 8th'Air Force now retiirritag to the States should take notice of the' quaint custom here of driving on the right Dame Fortune, thbugH,>she gave him a backward push when-he needed her most," finally smiled on Pyt. J6hn Spongberg .when V-E Day in Europe was declared. < Spongberg, one of 500 volunteers for British commahdd' duty and son of city mail carrier Harry Spongberg, was'captured by*.the Germans behind .enemy 1 .-, lines at Bizerte. North Africa, Dec. 1,"1942 From that time until the Nazi defeat, he was a prisoner of war in Italy and then in Germany. Enlisted In'41 His .story, though he'll tell little except factual details, runs something "like this. He enlisted in the National GUard Jan. 6, 1941, was trained at Camp Clalborne, Louisiana, as a member of the 34th Division, sailed overseas Feb.\19, 1942 tp Ireland; and then went to Scotland where- he voluttteemed for commando training. Invasion night, Nov. 8, 1942, on the west 1 flank of Algiers was a fortunate one for John's own troop, for were lost. British'Lt. Col. .Thomas Trevor w,as in charge ofMhe ":4p"'p"er<:eni American-60 percent British commando force. ',.).-•.• •,:••:. At ter Capture..-•-'\ : ', ( -,. : ;,.., After i. capture,'- Spongberg and his buddies were floWn-to JBicily fr6mi'Biz"erete' in' JU52's, then' lo Naples and latSr taken to a camp north of Rome on the Adriatic seacoast. There, on a daily ration of 200 grams of bread, 40'; grams of cheese and a pint of soup with rice or macaroni, the men stayed until Italy's capitulation. With Italy's surrender came the hope of freedom and at least 160 of the 1,200 'made' good their escape to. Allied lines during "the first months. But Spongberg was not one of these. Told by the Italians that the Americans would be there in a few days, the men at the camp north of .Rome waited eagerly for four days. The Italians allowed them to post sentries to watch for Germans, but "they? were lowed to go free: At last, when a German armored column was but 2" miles away,' the boys told -the Italians "either let us go or.we're going". Beautiful. Night "It was a beautiful moonlight night, 11 o'clock, when-;! left," Spongberg remembers. "The grape vineyards and . countryside, were beautiful and I thought I was free." • -. - '-.-.-• ••-.•. •; ; For nine days "" he » wandered around in the undergrowth of the" hiountairis, ; ' mdre? ttfan 200 miles from Allied,lines,,'gob.d came from Italian patriots ; arid i frpiri. Red Cross, kits carried--from camp. Once;.German patrols Came within 50 yards and dldnft see, him. Then a German patrol of parachutists, of 5 or 6 years comtlat and : tram'iag behind them, "fdiirid him ! ;iying- r .:ln the underbrU^h-'b'f a creek; An Italian Fascist .Wth wh6m Hd'd talked, riot suspecting his prb- German sympathies, had told the Nazis where he was-, hiding. Another lowan, West Virginian and a Californian .were recapture with him. Freedom Lost. Freedom lost again, Spongberg was put on a train for Germany and landed in Stalag IIB at Hammerstein. He worked for a year on the prison farm, 11 -hours a day during the harvest season and 7 hours during the winter. ; iGames, ; cards, musical Instruments, stage settings and Bibles from the' Red Cross and YMCA and. Red Cross food-kits lessened suffering of Allied'men in prison. The Red Cross'No; 10 parcel included a 12-ounce can of Spam, a 12-ounce tin of "bully beef" .or corned, beef, a % pound tin of sal- mon, a pound of oleomargarind/;a % pound of cheese, 4 ounceS orange concentrate, one poUftd;?6' powdered milk, 8 ounces of Type C biscuits, % pound of dugar, ounces of soluble coffee, 8 of liver paste, % pound of ratiop- ed chocolate — and five packages of cigarettes. They came through regularly each week for 10 months straight in 1944. Staid* OB. Stalag IIB was liberated; by ; the Russians in January this year,/ bul 36 hours before .they Reached Hammerstein, German SS ' tttfops marched nearly 700 captives fibross the Oder to Stettin and then V to Gustrow. The whole trip; publicized earlier for the men who; died on the road, figured 300* miles, John believes. They average^ 14 or 15 miles a day, Walking all day during the month of- February} At Stettin they had their first day of rest. • • •'• • ••"-. ' "'•'•^- .;;-/ At the end of the Euripe, the 300 Americans Worfclri|;' 1 ' ) 4n Gustrow sawmills were turned over to the Canadians by .the jRUs- sians-at the Baltic .port-of Wismef and then to American authorities at iLuneburg '• on - th6 Elbe< 7 ;.riVer. When the SS troops scatter ed:irpm Gustrow, civilians looted tobaeico warehouses and food storesi- pul everything in their cellars- -.and Waited for .the Russians. •• y '••'•<• Before Returning; -'..'.;; •^•' Before returning to the' States, Spongberg visited England^ - aiid friends in Dundee, Scotland, Where he was billetted during comihahdo training. On July 2 he leffr Plymouth, England, spent 15 'days on an 'LST with 108 other 'retUrn'tag prisoners, and landed at Newport News, Va. ••'''• 1; -''^. : *Overseas 41 months and a pyis- oher 29 months, John leaves after his 60-day furlough for.' ';Jjpt Springs, Ark., where he will ^apply for discharge. Before entering the service he' operated 'the 'Iowa theater movie projector., •• k vT-'-;'O ' When he" got ^homei'he learned that 34th Division buddies; ^v|: Charles' M. Dittmer, Audubqn; Sgfc Charles King, Cherokee; -and S-Sgt. Leland Groshe, Des-Momes, who had/been in the Italian prison camp with him, had hia'de"good their escape and made their ••^va " :o Allied Unes in southern "Italy. ,., , . .. . . . . ,- . ., Corn Purchase Program Brings Rewrites "•>•.-'Prom Tne*dB7'» Admnce ,-..' ,JOHty PARMS, 20-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry P. Hanris, of,\German. township, accidentally snot liiriisielf Wednesday with'a .22 calitier rifle and lay 30 hours be- idr^he^as found by Wilma Van- Hove. His" condition, reported from Park.hbspitdl,..Mason City, Mori. day^noonv.was''fair." . ^Taking his rifle about 9:30 a. m., tRe ypujng man; went 'hunting' and •was;;i9 :;« :grove on' the Simon Ricks-farm; •when the. gun dls- charge'a. ^The bullet entered his body;In,the^ lower left,half of his chest'and came but near'the right ,, kidney. ;_ , - jit wasn't until after- noon'that Miss VanHove, carrying lunch ^o her jjr,pther-,.werking iq »' a-^'flHd, opposite' the 1 grove, heard ,;-.- Harms calling and fpund him ly- %ixig 10 feet- away |rom the fence/ - :> i- :v.. ;:,*-*/••* . ; ." -' DETAILS OF THE DEATH pf Sgt, Elmer'W. Alt, fprmerly pf Union township, were received by his parents, the Chris Alts, recently; Elmer'? unit had iaken a hill on the island of Mindanao after figpting .off' Jap .attacks: to retake it-all day. TThe next day, June 10, ithei Japs fttacked again .and a ma,chine gun.bullet wounded Elmer, He died an.: hbur later. , -':'.' ' : : ' -''-.''.* * * PRISONER OF WAR CAMP internees .'have given $8,000 frpm their earnings to the InternatiPnal Red 'Pross, .The meney will be sent'to' Washington and will be dtstrl'buied »t't|ie discretipn pf the •-*--•-"'-'-'--" prganteatlon in Gen- out $328,76163 so far under th corri purchase program. The initi al payment'of 89 cents'a bushe placed $303,760.56 in the bands o Kossuth farmers for the 135,88 bushels of corn.they have deliv ered to county elevators up to thi time. • The balance, $25,005:07, 'is th difference between the initia payment and the OPA ceiling price in exisethce at the elevator to .which the corn is delivered. • 1 When the corri was contracted the Commodity Credit Corporation, through the AAA, guaranteed the base pi plus the ' tits a bushe Oicable OPA ceiling price upBn**delivery. Therefpre, a farmer with 1,000 bushels pf cern received $890 uppn cpmpletipn of his "cpjitract. If the ceiling price at nis elevator is $1.01, his check for ttie difference tavprice will' amount to $120. Altogether, 1,000 bushels of corn will mean $1,010. This price dif- jterence in Kossijth- alone 'has meant a sum of mijtV than $25,000 ,f.Kpm :,the',Cpmmodity Credit Corporation, . Ceiling prices Depend on the grade of corn arid the moisture content, A farmer with No, 3 corn may receive a half cent a bushel less for too high moistyre content or for damage, The dead line for contracting, April 30, showed 341,304 bushels of the J944 crop prc-jriised by farmers in -the county. j The AAA in the two cpunties west pf Kossuth, Palo Alto and Emmet, purchased more corn and •the two counties east, Hancock and Wlnnebago, bought less than Kpssuth. The reason for this, explains AAA County Chairman with ationa against the enemy" H, . to Robert Loss, Is that a belt Pf humid air stretches over the eastern part of .tyif state, c, wigeqoently,; there is less corn and spme of that grown has to be graded down on its mol§tus,e cpnlsnt. • J Seneca Saddle Club Will Sponsor Show, Rodeo Chi Sunday The Seneca. Saddle : Club is sponsoring a rodeo and show 'Sunday at the grounds' located a mile and a half north of Seneca, There will be 15 events with prizes for each. One hundred horses have been entered. .---••• , ,The club has just been organized this year. Directors are Sig Olson, of Ringsted, 'president; Dave Lentsch, ,of>Lone Rock, secretary- treasurer-, and Virgil Moore, of Swea City; Millen Jensen, of Fenton; Lester Jensen, of Fenton, and Jack Quinn, of. Lpne Rock. Higgasori^ Peterson Buy West Bend Garage Wa.lley Higgasorj' and Jens Pet^ ersen have purchased the Thacker Garage in'.West-Bgnd and will take possession-AugS-1. The busi^ ness will be : called the West Bend Auto Company. , J 1 Mr. Higgason,has-been with the Kossuth Motpr Cpmpany fpr ' 8 years except fpr-. the 7 mpnths, during which •« he was with the Allen Mptpy Cpmpany. Mr. Petersen has.been with the Kossuth Motor Company 3 years, They will move their families to West Bend as soon as living quarters can be arranged. VWALTERS the ;death July.6 of i Vera Walters at the home of her: daughter, Mrs. Maurice Jacobs, at - Los Angeles, Calif. Mrs. Walters died following a 10-week illness from an obstruction of .the esophagus. Mrs. Walters, daughter of the late Mrs. Mattie Stebbins and wife of,the late Jim Walters, was a long-time resident of-this vicinity. Seven years ago. she moved to Des -Monies-.with her- -daughter arid later went to Los AngeleS.;Surviv- ing are a daughter, Beth (Mrs. Jacobs), and .two^-brothers, Ross Stebbins, «of Pbrapha, Calif ,, s • and' Clarence Stebbins, pf Gpod Thunder, Minn. - ., Alex Dermand Gets Word From Greece After five years of waiting for letters, worrying and wondering what happened to his family when enemy troops overran the country, Alex Dermand has received a letter from his niece in Greece. Alex's only brother, John, was killed in action. During the German invasion, their home was destroyed and everything of value tqken. John's wife and her three Small daughters, one of whom Wrote the letter, escaped to Belgium and were refugees nearly five years. Recently they returned ot their home to find everything gone. The Germans had burned Alex's old home, although it was several miles inland from his brother's house. JULIA DEARCHS WILL TAKE NEW DAIRY POSITION Julia Dearchs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dearchs, has resigned her position as director of the Dairy Council of the Quad- Cities in Rock Island, 111. She will go to Akron, Ohio, to help establish a similar dairy group, leaving Rock Island July 28. LOCAL COURTS FINE FIVE MEN FOR INTOXICATION One case of driving while intoxicated ..and .four charges of drunkenness Were listed on the district court and mayor dockets "this.'Week. ,; - .> '' Otto Knudsen, ,- Algona, side- {jwiped-'the car driven by William Harry, Sr.', Tuesday.night, denting ih. the .entire left side. Neither man was injured. The incident happened at 11 p. m. as Knudsen, driving east on State street, met the Barry car coming west. Knudsen, arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated, plead guilty in mayor's court Wednesday morning and was sent before Judge G. W. Stillman at noon. He was find $300 and costs, and his driver's license was re- Voked for six! months. • Four cases of drunkenness were entered on .the mayor's docket. Clarence Fraser, Algona; Vincent Adams, a .transient bricklayer from Emmetsburg, and Lewis McVey, Sigourney, a brother .of John McVey, were fined $5 and court costs of $3.93 each. Alex -Riefer, Algona, was fined $10. The of- 'ense was his fourth, ......... -- " INVfiATED Sugar or Not t Bees Can Stay Home In Hive A swarm of bees in a hive is worth two swarms sitting on the front seat of your car. At least Loyd Wellendorf, Algona, believes that's sound reasoning —even with the scarcity of sugar. Saturday Wellendorf was building: a corn crib out in Lotts Creek. He had worked all day and returned to his car, ready ,to go home. But there was a swarm of bees comfortably relaxing on the driver's seat. While his family waited an hour and a half, Wellendorf took some cornstalks,, dipped them in his gasoline tank and placed them in the car. Arid the bees finally left. Wellendorf got home at 8 p. m. Veitch Visits Here; fias Been Prisoner Since Tunisian Battle Five years ago, Don Veitch, of Greenville, came to Algona to •in the Kossuth County he Algona and brought with v him his iride of'two weeks whom he married as 'soon as he arrived in the Jnited States from.-overseas duty. Captured atFaid Pass in Tunisia while with the 34th Division, /eitch was-a prisoner for 3% ears at Stalag camp in Germany. U one time'he escaped and got 00 miles'away before he was recaptured. He paid 'for -his attempt it freedom'with ill treatment from lis captors: Veitch will remain in Greenville until September when he will be ent .to" Miami, Fla., for reassignment.' '••'•'•' '•"-•' ' MISS JULIA DEARCHS. No successor has been named to fill the vacanacy left by MiSs Dearchs, who will begin her new duties the first of August. She has been director .of the Dairy Council since its formation in November, 1938. . A home economics graduate of Iowa State college, AmesJ'wMiss Dearchs is a sister of Pfc; Henry Dearchs, Jr., about whom a story appeared in the Upper Des Moines June -28. HEMP INTERESTS CONTINUE TALK ABOUT IDLE MILLS Twenty men, representing Iowa's nine hemp'mills, met at Hampton' Monday night to continue their dis<Hissio'n plants. on uses of the 'idle DRAFT BOARD HAS NO CALLS |i Good news for Kossuth county people is ithe recent record pf |he selective service board. Since July 5 there have been no calls for rifeii for the armed forces. The local board dosn't know if farmers .are being given a chance to get.field- work done or if it has just "h'apr pened." : :?,•• Kossuth has given more than 2,000 men in enlistees-and draftees since the war began. Three the" counhas'iheariy> ICnights of Columbus Edge Past Graettinger ' Algona's Knights o^C Cdlumbus won .Sunday's KossuthrPalp Alto jeague .; baseball" ! game against Graettlnger, l*Q. Francis Rickter /as we 8&igh,t's .Bitoher for the ipme game, wtjipjj brpvight Sunday the t Mallard- to 5 3 tosses. play - Mallard ~ Jesse Reynolds Is First Sergeant Now J6sse Reynolds has been pro moted to the rank of first-sergean from a -buck sergeant. He'is a present on Luzon. In the army: 32 months and overseas twoi years tie has been in' the Lingayen tar vasipn since January. His wifeMs the former Norma Payne,: emplpy- ed ,in the H. W. Miller, law office His mother is Mrs.Uyle Reynolds Bishop Meets Here With Methodist Men Bishop Charles W. Brashares, of Des Moines, head of the Methpdist churches pf Iowa, and four district superintendents met; yesterday and are meeting today in the Hotel Algona. . The four superintendents are Dr, Lloyd Scheerer, of Sheldon; Dr, Frank Bean, of Sioux ,City; Dr. (L. D. Havighurst, of 'Fort Dodge, and Dr. Earl Burgess, of Algona. They are discussing church appointments. Marriage License A m^rrjage license was issued July 19 to Vemon 'RJcklefs, Th tonka, and Dotoris, Peterson, Ti^ tonka. > , .- •• -:,.. -:;: ..•.-. v- •• Ed Taylor Has Heart Attack after Operation Mrs. Merle Webster returned Tuesday evening - after spending two days in Iowa City with her father, Ed Taylor, who wgs taken to the university, hospital two weeks ago for an operaion. He came through the operation all right but suffered a heart attack over . the. weekend causing. Mrs. Taylor and Mrs. Webster to rush to -his bedside. He has improved, however, and will remain at the hospital for at least two more weeks. His daughter Mrs. W. B. Rae of Mason City also is with him. men.. The army has 'taken the greatest number of men, but this summer army and navy inductees have been on a nearly fifty-fifty basis, Miss Helen Dingyle, chief clerk of the selective service board, says. The marine percentage has been very low during the whole period of selective service. Although service calls still include men from 18 to 30 years, most of those inducted this summer were from the younger age brackets. 1 Many of the representatives favor continuing hemp .processing, Leighton Misbach, secretary of the Chamber off Commerce, reports. Several of the delegates to the meeting, however, believe continued raising of hemp and processing here could not be a profitable enterprise. Mr. Brockmiller, of the Smaller War Plants, Corporation, Washington, D. C., also was present at the meeting. He thinks the plants will be disposed of within another 60 'days. : ... . '•-...- .•...-• Last week representatives ' of communities, where hemp mills are located met at Iowa Falls. The next meeting is subject to call by John Johnson,, in charge of the traffic department of the Mason .pity Chamber of Commerce. Twin-Co Salon Moves, Kresensky's Expands The. Twin-Co Beauty Salon is ippen in its new 'location over Bprchardt ;.,drug .store. Since p, -.iithe " plleei^Ottp, -.iihe "owner,; became ia .stat.e-'cosmetology inspector, Mrs; 'Jtine McMahon has been manager. Qperators..!are_Ruby, Daniels and D'pris . Vplding.. ;^H-». { ,<vV<- -^-A •:••'•; ' . J.jThe fshbp formerly'' was 5loeated '' t. '~T™^-'SrST"•e"***5»**t*« nv -?T-y-j,f"H,V• r, 10 *"^ the quarters'formerly'occupied' the-beauty shop. '-' • : „ Lt. Russ Waller Home Oh Leave Lt. Russ Waller, U. S, N. R., co- publisher of The • Algona Upper Des Moines, arrived here, Sunday morning on a short leave. H;e leaves Friday, for ..-New Orleanfe; Where change of duty prders aiyaif him. Since'his'last leave.h'priVe. he has been naval armed iguard arid communications bifficer''.on -the Si S. jRufus C. DawesV V ' ' »y By*/,,. .. Ten, tijucks, which the army has" declared as s.urplus property, were inspected 'Monday by Robert Lossy county. AAA Chairman,, aM Ervlh Seims at the.prisoner of :war campV Used as weapOri-ca'rriiBrBi the tru'cks.. v are half-ton pickups and were Reported in a 'gboa' state bi repair'. . ,'• '.'....> '*,:!?' -'.',-"•' Equipment declared'.'. Vsurplti*' property will fihd ! 'mMy 1 ' iises oft -: '.-? farms as soon ,as-"it is released, :-; Loss believes,'" Tr'ucKs, .tractors,,/ s graders, bulldozers and -j^eps are '. a few of the ite'riis that may soort , ; be released for use pf the Ration's'i agriculturists. None'. of:' this ] fria-; .' ; terial has yet been offered for sale 1 '' :; in Kossuth county. ;-': : '," ; : - First step in putting : wartime' v ^ •; materials'to, work pe|6efuiiy is to..;. >:' have Ahe army decta it surplus 1 **.*. •'& property. It is passed aftthjg to the S Department of. Commerce anfl ,! $ then to the Surplus ^Properties :.-'J'i Board.-Later-it is released 4 for sate?, : v V: to the, .highest 'biddertorn'dealers' • •; ;; in' designated areas*. If• all" p^s- 1 •""! pectiye; Buyers bid ,tW prifcej'lotsjre drawri for" legepf Buying.' . -^'">":.->-v^.;.-s? ! -: Veterans wishing to apply .faitf' surplUp '•wjarfproperty-for'agricuti--' 1 : tural 'use will send their requests,' through the county AAA^office to <• the district office of th^. Smaller War Plants Corppratipn: m 1 Des Mpines. Urider the Gl B1U o£,v Rights) a' veteran who has be6n > ''. i honorably discharged,' may -borrow* $25,000,- """ '' ceiling* • He' must apply, to the ^Surplus! Properties .Beard ioi? ;his|loan. '••> FUNERAL Lone Bock;' were^held- Monday a4-; ternoon -at the Merritt' : funeral' home. -iRev. Clarence i son officiated. He wfis!$84!^ycars : old; when he ' he sutp. county . and he ever since.. I^':fol the : :pla«!;*bn v wWd : 1866. arid -Mr. ' jhere ; lived ; there from L th'^:-time v untU'lis;,ideath; '" * ' Paul WiUe Some Betted r Cajl State •p.ark.'cls-f i spniewhai;Vbetter; : Howrjf jafjter ; his Ibecoriw ' parkM Corn; Leaves With the ' oft-criticized weatherman pushing buttons to rettMse the most heat Iowa's felt VfrTOs summer, only the corn an'd the m Presbyterians Will Kear Native of India A native of India, Dr. Vodonon P, Thomas; will be the guest speaker at. Sunday's morning service" at the Presbyterian church Dl% Thomas has been in America five years and this spring received s doctor of philosophy degree. On his way to serve as a jnem- ?er of the Presbyterian junior- »igh faculty at Lake Okpboji next veek, Dr, Thomas plans to' go jack to India to teach after an-* other year of study at Oxf prd Uni' sity, While in Algpna, he will the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J, J. people whp had time to spend their days in the gwinwning PPP! were happy. BEBTHA MATHES died hom «>, " " 'Pictured here is Marjorie Eason •daughter ,of Dr. A. J. Eason, wh< graduated'from Algona high ; schoo this spring and is soaking, up all the sun tan she can to combat the winter winds at Iowa State teachers college-next year. -....'..-'' Without breaking down admissions into season ticket and single admission—or knowing how many times a day any one person wenl in —-the Algona swimming PPPi records an average of 25Q a day That's about 12,000 swimmers for the season so far. But Sunday hit the jackpot with more than 700 single admissions. At 2:30 all suits and towels at the bathhouse had been checked out and the pool might have ben labeled "standing room only," Drugstore. At the same.time drug stores and cafes carefully watched their fast- decreasing supplies of ice cream and soft drink syrups, and local weather observer-'Hairy B. Nolte lotted down his readings, Tbe.y were: ; : - : - ; " •••'•'• '• '- •• ••-"• fuly 19 . ........ ......... 86 fuly 20 ... .......... „-.„ ' 31 .,„..,...,.,..... 88 J«ly 22 ........... ...... 97 L 61 70 73 63 - Pep. July aa^Ui..;;;..^;^ 88 July/ 24^:..;.;:;....;.::. 93 July, 2J5 ,;: .... 84 ; •.;?6; i ;-:. ; v ! a$S temperature ; arid'itlie!f . air ; te9>p,ssratijre were above mal for" ther.first Oniejth^'sumriier.f't ' heat prpstration victims were re-: pprtediat <the .hpspitals;; ; ':; : : ' ; ;:,'--'-; v ' ' ' .In the meantime, rays were beamtag wn on fields? of (iprn ^rid other grain which have struggled Ipng agairist last spring's cool, weather. C?9Un,tjr ^ , men predict a "better than age" flax crop, oats that are sWirt in stature but exceptionally good in guality, a gopd yield of bearis : Jf frost holds pff until Oct, 15 and?' the corn— That's another ' tipn. -. ; ; ,-.- '>.:.,'•,'/'•(.'•. ' • CPrn fields .-are spotted. Loss and Ervin Sejins adjacent fields ,w}U be mjjlls^ii^te^ eiC Jt»f4 wp m ttoe tw «Th9t was for j w» to tijnp, wp

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