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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 2, 1945
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. ., mi -: vi^fSW; ,- ., vice Men. Cllt> and Mftlllti tout 'NcKfe 1*116*;. to: ttte Boy*, ;-,-:,..;;;,':.'. ea y j ; fe'Stattdn ali;i6relnvlllf ( ' "' ace . "; waif 'i-ltt' 4 the ETo.was the bUildiBg ; of petrol (gasoline)^ fflite Mnes from Normandy to vesdurt. ;,Hov? ing patds Were fteceSsai'y, iMg 4Me Tihe as ffetteh: blaekiftiatket epef fltdrs so6n learned ' they could get ps by 1 lopSehirig 'joints in the ., • Li (i ittuss W sniia week at liome .With hiis^faffiily bjfdfe re- portihi to WMshuigtony fi. C., fdr a rie^ : asslghhlpht. ;•. . •/-.••'- : '-'"-u- news' fbr^the fighting men:. ^ek there are .only 70,000 ittitai'striking in \tiie' U. S. That is ItWo'tfcdIly the eciutvalent Of 6 tn'* ., , angular- divisions. Suppose 6 of .*ibf 'division^ in the Pacific should '^ ' '' •• ''- .-.. .. . ••; At Provo, Utah, according to the ' /kSspciatdd Press,' a walkout was called because a machinist was twed as a tempO'rary; foreman. 'That niight^be an idea worth trying in the army. '••: >Ne*t'time the )C. 0.. makes a corporal take over ihfe 'tsquad .-', sas , 'acting .sergeant everybody g6. on strike.' It should •yW8"ai6''liltelceiting ^eriiiietit; and besides the war will be over by, the :-Hine'; y0u>get:vput j Of?, -the,, glttrd. "•'. JJbuse.''' "'' '"•"' '' ''' ' ' pna , IOWA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 2,1945, ELECTS SETCHELL HEW Rodeo Will Open Next Thursday Night On County Fairgrounds ;;aM will help ;ex-servSce.. men in the future, a lot . of ' G. I.s ate indiiied^to think Congress could heli>' them much 'more right now by doing something to end these .. _ ,, V C. J.' Cullen, .prominent, Whitte- jnbre 'resident and former deputy sheriff, has received his discharge from .the navyi - r C. J. had 26 months' "of foreign- service in .the ' ' Jesse Reynolds 'is noW a first sergeant on duty. in the Philip• 'Perry Jphnston, U. S. Navy, spent! a 'day in Algona with, his father J.OE^'.Johristoh. Perry was ' on'Jhis way tP Treasure.. •Island irpmvwhere he eipects , to go; on ;-lofeig)i seryic.e. , < -"- ; ';\v-'.'' :l1 -;'-.". ;••.,-'• :\ .; All 'local' folks should read the article about London .;ih the. August National Geographic Magazine. It. /not only pictures . . time liyhjS in London,! but .also gives a gppd;idea of what the U. S. is going to'haye'to'face in the next warias the range of- yr2s:isin- There were , times l^ast No Umbrella? You Might Try Inverted Pail There's more than one way to outwit the weather. When last Friday's 6 p. m. downpour caught clerks and shoppers alike on their way home,-one farmer "carrying lis little girl protected her uncovered head, by inverting.a shiny new galvanized pail over her ocks. '••".' Variations the past Week called 'or everything from a* light coat o the briefest of bathing suits, but Washington, D. C., says "there is now much •'. optimism among the Corn farmers for a better crop." And the' soy beans. There hasn't teen a'better looking crop, some ieople. aSy 5 . -." ,-.,"•' - The'feather record'. H Above is a group of cowboys and cowgirls from the Clyde S. Miller rodeo/ showing here Aug. 9, Uit 12. Four men and four women mounted on white Horses will square dance during part of .the s Other attractions include a chariot race, clown acts, bronco riding, calf roping and Brahma bull'.rtdtng. The thrills of riding, roping and bulldogging are scheduled -for Kossuth ^people when' Clyde- S* Miller's rodeo opens a *. four-day show here next week;. fj. Starting Aug. 9, shows will be held every'evenuig at 8:30 : ffOm Thursday to Sunday witH a';5pe- oial matinee at 3: p. mii'^th'e last day. The rodeo will appear^it the county fairgrounds. ' ; , , ;•' 'i Hagg"vPost 90 of the American Legion, is:.' sponsoring.• the-' rodeo/ the first/pf its' kind of: feritertaih- mept:tp'be;:h.elcl here 'Shice ;the vin/^n r,-a ^^ ; fJnahde,,:clubrp" 1 ^ " same as the military nited .States in :iast Saturday mprntaK' a B-25 hitr the Empire State building in New York causing quite a bit of damage. 'Fortunately, there. .w,ere no bombs in the plane. trained stock will be included in the Miller show yflih a number of riders, both for buckers and. for. trained 'horses. .The- program will be a" two-hour event with wild horse riding, trick riding, roping, Wigh';«chopl horses and a riding. dlownl '>•'. , ' , :.;.-'•„ .. •. .' •'.'• Oklahoma. Slim and his trained mule ;Jiggs-Vill direct the attention:; of a Bramha bull from a thrpwh rider to •ellpw > him to arise andiiriake Kis ' escape. TWin ,cow- Doris and " Delpris : ; England, k>£;;t^S:M': ' '.-Has Appeared , The Miller rodeo has in ..Algon'a before and 'isj lowans <as the' show regularly booked in Sidney until ;-Waftilm,e restrictions forced dt to cl6s0J;fpr the. duration. .Moving 'the show now is done by Miller's pwrittjicfci and equipment. Formerly, ' triick* mg concerns ; were ;' emp.lpyed*to move. stock and ; properties. jumps, too, 'are clamped dpwri\tpJ: ' ' ' Rewrites ,-:K^m-*»«*«iflr'»,; *«»•»«•• Larstroms beatie ^Ml Street Farm In KossuM jFRASEK,. farmer near 'LuVerne, was 'seriousl^ m- lured Thursday i evening when a three-year-bid colt Ke' was. ipang to ride, bucked, threw him off and tdl backwards' upon the; rider, Sons ot Mike HJnz, a neighbor, aaw the accident; and /drove .Mr. Fiaser to the ICossuth county hos- from- where; he'?w*s ii by ambulance ,to Mercy hospital 3Fort Dpdge. Eraser has a^ be'"* ftactured,pelvis and probablyj 'be! In the hospital ,for 41 months. . ~"^'± ,,,' - ^ : ''•','' •'••"' DENTON THAVES, formerly of Lakota land later of under^ arrest -here, -.Wanted in, Texas on a felony charge, Thaves has adnStted breaking and entering, building. «e was picked - ., J. Cogley, FOIX0WEU by heavy its toll of fields, and bviUaings in north Kossuth ruining 3,000 acres of com from 45 to^Oiarms, section 3 of Ramsey e storm jpread over -area ,of seven mjieg |From Wall, Street to life an Kossuth county farm seems like a big jump. And Torsten Lagerstrom agrees that it is; but>he and hi wife are gohig to do exactly that . .Purchase was concluded recent ly by the Lagerstroms of the 245- acre farm in Union' township e ;old D. W. Smld tecently owned by iij£ : ; Jefferson,, fron whom'''the Lagerstroms -acquired the land.^ McGregor is now on".the':farin.;'v-,-:' '*",' • Mr* ;aindv'Mtj» f Lagerstrom plan on farming the place 'themselves and as possession'yrill not be given until-next;Mtffch,Vthey'plan on attending t'lov^Jii.VState College 'this winter » and, 'fflfjiQnS ayailable agri- * •' ' cultural ',; Until justf recently, Mr. Lagerstrom, had: been an industrial engineer '* With; s the International Nickel Company, 167 Wall Street, New York, He is a native of Sweden but became a naturalized U,,S. citizen in 1936 after being with International Nickel- -since 1928. Mrs, Lagerstrom is the • former •Edith Diemer of' Omaha, whose mother is a Kossuth land owner, and as a result Mrs. (Lagerstrom has visited in this area a numbe,r bf times; in the past 18 years,; ; Sometime ago the. poupie decided that they really wanted, .to adopt a new life, and as Mp^.ltig? erstjjpnv priglnally gra^uatea from an agricultural college m the old country, and <Mrs, Lagerstrom h«d me previous contacts }n farming fsrin experience, they decided ,,,-.',',.. '.' '••••'-,•• —Upper Des Moines Newsfoto Above, Mr. and Mrs, Torsten Lagerstrom, who decided that they-prefer life as Kossuth county farmers to living in New York, where Mr, Lagerstrom was an Industrial engineer with the International Nickel Co, As a result they have purchased and will live on a Union township farm. Complete story in adjacent column. ;ended Rutgerf , University and crushed up on ,some of 'the newer levelopments in agriculture, dnd bgether the Legerstrpms hope to widen their kna\viledgb of present- day Iowa farming; and methods at Iowa State before actually taking pyer. In the meantime they, have rented a residence >at 4Q2 'South iloore, where they are now living. " York. We prefer the farming, 1 He added that they did not expect to Tevolutionize. things, and had much to learn, 'but firmly believed that their present course would, be one that woul, bring them many , of the things, city life can nevor afford, "I hope to be a-practieal |arn»er," :Mr, Jn his -early youth Mr, Lager. /-Pep. .45 .63 Jjkly 26'...u;.: :;..', 86 60 July 27 .:.....;„.....:.: 8* 65 July;23,'.i....:.:.::..:. 71 61 July 29 :.,.....::.:...;:. 79 59 f v ly 30 .•...;...•......... 84 65 July 31 ..::..... 93 71 . A;ug. ,1,..:;.:..:.. as 72 - Soil ternperature this Veefc was 78.9'"degrees.* Favorable report No.,l, : ,,v.olced,by a Kossuth farmer about the season's_amount of rain s"/"If'I'd watered my fields with l; sprinkling can, I couldrit have done a better job." He probably meant.the same thing that Harry N01te did when .he. listed moisture conditions as ?!pptimum." RATION BOOK 5 NATION IN DECEMBER •War Ration.Book: Five distributed through the public schools in December, Chester Bowles, administrator of the Office of Price Administration, announced last week. "Smaller than a dollar bill," the new book will contain only half as many stamps as thiejast book issued. A new "A" gasoline ration_book .will be issued " '" _ at :the same time. ittibution: will • . . be, made,-at Miller fe'a formfer' Wterloo WAR PRISONERS SAVE PEA CROP IN MINNESOTA Sixty-five Percent Of Record-Breaking Yield Harvested By German PW's In Branch Camps. German prisoners of war at seven branch camps located in seven Minnesota Southern tier counties saved 65 percent of the 1945 record-breaking pea crop in that area, according to Lt. Col. A. T. Lobdell, commanding of f icer of the Prisoner of War Camp here. Ten canning plants who were unable to hire sufficient American labor, requested prisoner of war labor, and through co-operative efforts of local communities and the PW labor saved' the precious crop of peas. : ' . ... /Larger/Crop.'.' •••'':•' ':.• The pea crop, estimated at 213 percent higher than last year's production, resulted in the packing of 3,991,000 cases of peas,'21 cans to a case, by both American and prisoner of war labor. Estimated retail value of the pack is $15,096,550.00. , "In other words," Colonel Lobdell explained, "if prisoners of war had not been utilized by .the canning companies in .the" pea fields of southern Minnesota a total of 2,594,150 cases of'canned peas would not have .been.made available, . Not only would this have resulted in a substantial shortage in canned peas,' but it also represents a monetary'saving Of $9,812,757.00.". ' / .Use 2,441 PW>. Average number of prisoners'of war employed by the pea canning companies during the July, pea pack'was 2,411. To prpyide .secuc-, •ity during that period", "121; Amen-" can military personnel ; feOjna,v:.the, base camp at Algona .\i?eW:"; Rationed at seven branch, camps;" In addition, prisoner ot-war'la- bor has been utilized in 4he important work, of cutting-.timbe): tb'ease the paper shortage arid supplying needed labor to keep corn fields clearu ^Sty? '45-'46 OFFICERS Irvington Man Awarded Bronze Star In Manila CpL 'Phillip Halsrud, son of. .Mr, ,and Mrs. Peter Halsrud,., Irv'ing- 'ton, has been-awarded the bronze star in Manila, Philippine Islands. The medal was given for "heroic meritorious service,in action". He has been in the service' more than two years and overseas since December, 1943. ' WESLEY, SERVICES FRIDAY Lived At Wesley Nearly 40 Years. Widow and Seven •, Children Survive. „•'.-: it- Robert Welter",- 82, well known Wesley resident, for nearly forty years, ^ed shortly before 'noon" Wednesday, August I, 1 at the Kossuth hospital,'where : he had been . , a patient for a waek. : Mr; -Welter w NlfiMI Game .-• : Robinson As Of 'jti stallatioii In • can Legion,' elected Setehell; commander; for the; next year, , -He su Lloyd- Robinson, ; retiring- mander.' Setehell' isi' game ; eh:for '. Kossuth county. ;;•, ,* <• Automatically, Rpbirisoh;'. ,_„.... becomes first ivice-eommah'defe^pl Second, ykercomman'der, is. Wall4c'£! '<" a " r E. McGrew and third '•yic'e--cOmr mahde? is Ernest G. Thiel., Martin A," ~ ,n6:w , MoMahoH will serve as -finance officer for the: ;' ; ; GJlefm Rartey.iwill. tie the Imir Joe'-Ix>w'e, service'^ofnc Rev. F; Earl Burgess, .chaplairii' The. 1945-46 executive' . . 'tee-' is composed of Lloyd Robin' John , sorij- -William E; 'Hdwcott, • Ralph MiUerjJfii heyy commander. /Each '.year th> : committee membership? is . ; 'taken;fpM from vtiie;.four' prevlbuS\cpmrii^dS||tfS •era' arid' the newly ' "elected- 'com^4i : mander. \t : ''-. ;•'.•. '.',''"••:;,: •'^•^•S • New officers of the post wm- bef f installed at the September meet-.£|| . . One members has been the for returning , ceeds from, the Miller, r^ojiieit^f A week will ;ib>-'1iseiJv'^'^'^'«e||^ work 'done.- -. ' '.-?'' ; ;' : -'r.>iC'''i f :'SBss' : Alsp,the ; ' Legion ^is^grantlng if free msmhershipsStto dpeturnlnglfsl H Veterans - fpr-.vthe ':re--> " '' ' •• had been in " '''' .health all win- 1 ' '' _______ ,. The -new* r gasolirie",b6bks will into- use Dec. 22, and War Ratio Book Five will be used soon .after the first of the year for food and shoe rationing. Car Dealers Deadline , The Aug. 1 deadline for registration of all sellers of used vehicles who wish to sell on a warranted basis has arrived. .The Des Moines district OPA office reports that only' half of the 740 dealers in 64 counties of the dis-: trict, who are expected to register, have; Obtained authorizations. Local War Price and Rationing Boards have the, forms .for; registration which must be filledr.out by the 'dealer aritf sent ,to .the prtce department at 'the Des Motaes 'district office.. ..' , _ • . Cora CelUng/Same The ceilmg price 1 on corn is not gohig to be raised, says' the OPA. Though prospects are not as : good as last^year, that condition is offset by the fact that corn is better in other flections of the country, Take Two IneBriates To Cherokee j Fine Man For Intoxication Mabelle Rentz and Jim Burda, 'Algona, brought before the sanity commission Wednesday morning, were taken to Cherokee yesterday afternoon. They have been committed to the state institution there on charges > of inebriety and wilt serve minimum • terms of 3 of drunkenness months. A charge brought Chris Reefer, Algona, before Mayor Frank Kphlhaas Wednesday morning and he was fined 'and costs. .. • •; Corn Season. '•.-.".: '•••. And- .with corn v season coming into its pwn, : .prisoner,; of'war'labor will be used to process sweet, corn and,detassle-hybrid:seed corn. •" . In:no case,'.'hpweye^.will' PW labor be used .until the contractor has certified that free American labor is not available, in sufficient quantities,to meet the demands for labor. ,;'•'•'•..'' '••:',"• . , ••'.• /. • : ; The,branch';'.camps ..where the prisoner, of war -;labor-'helped ~ to saye the : pea crop-are located et Fairmont;'• Owatonha, New Ulm, Mbntgbmery,"-Faibault; St. Charles and^Vells, .••Minnesota/' • ;•/'•- 3,178 Kossuth Fturms nwmber of farms in so 4iffJeult to jn4«:» strom served as a platoon The flhaV result sufe county, shown by the miw»der H Jtn the arnjy, He ,. fhe Kpssuth land deal jwst uded,:;..:: ; ;-c,/:- ;;,;.;. ••„ ..V/.:^,,;,' List winter Wftg, Lagerstrpnji returns of the 1945 Census is 3,178, farms,. FARM LABORER IMPS DEAD; HEART ATTACK A 58-year-old farm laborer, Gregor Putze, dropped dead Tuesday evening at 7, Coming in from the field, Putze got out ; to open the gate when a heart attack struck, He died immediately. Putze had been working on the Paul Thjlges farm, nine miles southwest of Algon'a. He came to the United States from Germany in 1926 and has been working in Kossuth county for 15 years. No immediate relatives have been located, although Sheriff A. J. Cogley has contacted a family by that name in Jackson, Minn., who may be distantly related. : Putze was naturalized a few years ago. It has been known for juite a while ^hat his heart was bad. He has worked for many farmers neap Whittemore , and south of 'Algoiia since coming to Kossutb, Burial probably will be Friday, • ,v j; :',-.; "•• . ; •/. Girl Scouts ;Ip Spend Week At Clear Lake . "J, , four ''children ';'pr' Mr. and-: 'Mrs. Everhardt Wjslter; ,^Iis schooling was gre^ce.iv.ed ;;in , jhat Community, and on March 9, 1885 he. \vasi married to Martha .Hickman at Brpad- heady, Wls,- Thirpei-years -later ;they mo vedrtq • Kossuth county ;i tp/,Whal is known Kasvthev.WWtcpmbfarm near .Titonka, where they; lived fpr 18 years, nabving:,;.to;:.:Wjesley; . In 1906. There Mr/ Welter eriga in , the real estate business >=until advancing years and , f allingyhealth brought '.about • •toT ; 'retirem:ent; ;n •• Widow- and-Jfeyen ren;-; . Mr. and Mrs'. iW^fferlbecame rthe parents i of . sfeyen'fphUdlreri &3|1 .pf G|r} Scouts; their istant Iej4er will for S w0Jf isrt cjear They aje Bgrn^f 4, Jfarygy, The children^; are "'• Praiik , Bend, Ruf us of Cbriyith;;Ralph. and Hazel of Mason v City,Harry ; 6f Los Angelas and Delia arid- Edith of Algona. All Pf the children except Hariy;;whp' is unable to come, -are home.v-.-:;'-.,.''' V"; '.'..".''.' '.• i ''",' : ' ^• > ,,; Seven Grandchildren. Beside the v immediate family there are eeven graKdchildriBn: Maryjane, Wdlliam and Thomas Welter of Corwith, Mrs. Dprothy Grimes of Des Moines, , Katherine Welter of West Bend, Mrs. June Elklns of San Diego and Robert J. Welter of Sarasota, Fla. An older sister of Mr, Welter, Mrs. J. J. Kadderly, lives at Portland, Ore., and a brother and sister proceeded him in death. . Mr. and Mrs. Welter celebrated their 60th wedding arirviversary March 9, 1945 with a family gathering at 1 their Wesley home, Funeral Friday, 2;3Q P. M. Funeral services will be held Friday afternpon at 2:30 from the Methodist church at Wesley with the Rev. J. A. Riggs in charge and intermenf wiH .be made in the Wesley cemetery, ' .•••: —.• :.:• •-., •: i •:• 9m Thought Of, •Mr. Weltwas active in fairs of this community f well thflugh'trpf throughout county, , as a wan, pj .integrity fair desMflig.vHe 'and Mrs. -Welter rajsed § fine family, tjn^ th§: chil dren have tipng'ln DEFFJ\TS ALGON A Baseball League :with'i7,-wins pnlyv'J jossifor Mallard and'6 wins,? arid'* loss for Lotts Creek. ~ ^, 'Lone v Rock Si'Ruthven 7. Ix>tt? Cieek 5, Graettihger Ip ' T .....',uiJ5. Algona ..™,.......i....i. COfpUJHAN HAiSSEtlH way, qommitted suicide;j« jng Wm^elf in a corn crib; at?bifl *irm home a mile north ' a* WKi

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