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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 16, 1945
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j fhe news the wbrid has awaited durihg six long years 6f -, not coiititing the tithe China has been engaged in lifer battle with Japan, cattle at 6 p. m. Iowa time Tuesday '' ' ''' •fresideifit Tfunian announced receipt of a message from the Japahese imperial government accepting the surrender terms dictated by the Big Four in a note to .Tokyo last Saturday/ - •• A minute or two after the 6 o'clock whistle blew Tuesday, the siren began again, announcing to Algonans the; 1 news for which they have been listening since negotiations began with Japan s Although proclamation of VJ-Day awaits the signing of the surrender to Supreme Allied Commander Geti. Douglas MacArthur, the suspense and tension of days, increased by Sunday night's false alarm, lifted and broke into jubilant celebration. Service Men the Algona :of Commerce Kosiuth, and Algona Doings of Pali); 'Week Cota'denaed For Service Men. 'Clip and Mail "In Your Next Letter to the Boys. Stores and shops closed immediately, in compliance with the Chamber of Commerce request Sent out several days previous. Yet while Algonans and people all over the United States joined in celebrating the end of the War, President Truman gave his word of sober advice to the American people. His words, though few, bear an importance not to be ignored in the happiness of victory. "This is the day," he said, "when we start on our work for the implementation for free ; g6 v y^rnment throughout This emergency is as greit ad it was on Decem the world. ber 7, 1941." The task of keeping world peace, of reconversion: t&: peace, alarmingly more important now since the practical ; application of atomic energy, is prie", not to be passed -off lightly. And in reverence and obligation to the Algous . men who died in this war, it is the job of every citizen to begin in his own backyard. ' , •;* Capt..Wayne-'Mbore; arrived ,.*dnme*-last week oh the usual 30- day leave- following -overseas --service.' W.ayne spent 2% years on f6reign;duty;ahd wear£ both' ETO. ^Q>. ribbons;; ;-'-»The ;Pacific ribbon • carries T a "couple 1 of combat stars Indicating that Wayne's round-the-world tour probably wasn't entirely a pleasure trip. , ,.,.'.. '•-- * * *'- ',- • •'• U: Bonnie Bonar, ANCt is at a POE (Port of Embarkation) camp in South Carolina waiting shipment overseas. • '.•>.'; ',' , ..-••-.•* '*•: , ,-l;: ; Les Kenyon and Dick Cowan are home from Europe, 1 .the war there having 'been successfully concluded. .'. : :'"• •' - "• .:-." *' * *:."• • • -, •' Returned veterans are 'inclined to wonder which side we're On in this war business after reading some of the stuff that .is being printed in the States these days. 'Drew Pearson, a Washington columnist, has,a list';of,grievances against the English but'never, offers any comment on what" would have happened had Britain folded up In 1940 as : di<i Poland, Holland, Belgium and France. Very few ex- ETOers would care bt live-in the United Kingdom", but as .a base for continental invasion it was a lot handier-than our own coast. ' ./Another writer who" seemingly doesn't favor 'allied • cooperation writes In 'a' very, sarcastic ve'iii; "pur].dead/soldiers^; have:, given ' r 9eg Jfloine* ESTABLISHED 1865 A1.GQNA, IOWA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 1945 Eight Pages VOL. 80^-NO. 33 CELEBRATORS JAM STREETS 5 HOURS Gerniair v dlvisi6hs >" .pri * the * west front; the Russians 'werei taking care of: 11Q German - divisions on the east front? That Bulge business last December M-'Luxeiribourg Germany had that pther 110 divisions to throw in on the.west fcont. might have been harder to stop If No GIs are objecting np,w_to. the Russians joining us' against Japan either/ ' ;. '\ '•'; f , .-'', ;•.! , . . Free speech like good.whiskey should'not Be used-to excess/ : "' .;,. ;.• •;/ .. •:,-* ,-v>* . . •• • •• ,Jn a booklet given to-every soldier just before landing :< In' the ETO General -Elsenhower says, "It; Is •impolite,to criticize your hosts;' it; is militarily stupid to criticize; your Allies.'' And that man Elsenhower esems to'be a pretty reliable sort of chap. '•'';.. 'I J " ! V*S *"''*'. '..:..-' '•'.Bob Si£sbee/one of the real old- timers In'the, ETQ, has .received his honorable'' ^discharge- 'at- ;Camp ' v Sheriaap,;IU.'Bob spent over three years' in iEriglahd, .northern; leer land, Afrlc,g and Italy and has three!battle,, 1 stars', and the: Purple, Heart. Those Purple Hearts aren't issued ou| JHS£ for signing. th,e p'ayi roll either. • " " :'••'• •'' '• * * ... ...A... All reports "on"the atomic*Boriib seems to indicate it's' quite a gadget. Too' bad we didn't have them In the ETO, It's,hard to imagine how more damage could h^ve been done, though, to the German industrial cities. They really had It. • •' '. ».. « • * . , , ... . , .. Travel, even at the insistence of the local draft board, ^..educational. Many-Kossuth jnen can now tell you that the Sheppard Hotel i» Cairo, te not>fop sheppards, Piccadilly,,-draw I* no circus, and Trafalgar-Square is. not square, Bancroft Wins Toniney 5-4 Bancroft defeated Minneapolis 5 to 4 iri a 14 inning game played Wednesday night at the Roosevelt stadium in Mason City. Winkel came in on a hit for the final score which broke the longstanding tie. 'The team will go to Oklahoma to play in tournament there August 20-21-22 after defeating the; winning teams from Nebraska, Wisconsin and Minnesota. Gordon Winfcel and Loren Johnson, are -Algeria , players tori the team. Other members are Gene Geilenfelt ^and Bill Boettscher, Burt, Bill Lane, Whittemore, Juri^ ior McQuonn, Feritori, Fred Ruhnke,, totts Crefek and' the following from Bancroft; -Darxell -Nemmers, ' John -Devine, ' Joha',, Murray,'.: Joe ~" ..... "— ' " '- '" TWSWEACltY MEN WE; LIVED INpIE HOUSE Swea City: Two Swea City men, both living in the same house, died within a. three-day span last week. Martin Nelson, Swea City busness- man for more than 30 years, died Aug.'8"a'nd funeral services were held Saturday at the Jmmanuel ...... Lutheran church.! Youngquisr-fri' Mr. ; , Nelson Lundqulst. The Rev. A. as 80 years AVAL-, *i*;4auii, wiiu>,yvaa ow jrcuia old,'lived-at thep'omfe of Dr. c. W. TWO SECTIONS CAVE INTO END OF GRAVEL PIT Two sections of the road from highway 169 to Irvington were sheared away .during Monday night's heavy 3.69 inch rain. Water rushing from the field on the Ed.Rist farm just north of the county gravel pit loosened or un- dermMned the r^aldb.ed until,, -it slid into the gravel 'pit in two places. ]- ' ' ' Kenneth Roney,,on his way; ot h}s home Monday, night, 1 mile east of Irvington, turned at the filling station on the corner and started up the road, which-skirts the north edge of, the gravel pit, the largest, in;the county. He had- passed the, first,slide, which -left In&vington Road *"jf I 1 ™?? 16 ' a Sets Off Rejoicing Immediately ' stoppirig " car, before his funeral, Charles LyiJKman, 63, who roomed at the Lundquist home, returned for supper; ( chatte'd for a few moments with'gUests Who had come for^the- funeral of Mr. Nelson and then went tto his, room .-to listen to the 6:30 news broadcast. Death came suddenly and is believed' .to, have been caused by heart failure. » Born in -Sweden .< Born In Syyreden"- in 1865, Mr, Nelson was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church and received his education in the schools of hjs native country. Coniing to. America as a young man, he went into business 'arid in 1904 he became a partner in the Nelson Mercantile company in Swea City. He conducted a general store in the building now occupied by the Infelt variety store for a period of thirty years. Handicapped by increasing deafness, he was forced to retire from active business and disposed of 'his interests about 1934, In 1936 he was married to Mrs, C, W. Holm, widow of another pioneer Swea City merchant. She passed i away in 1843, after which Mr. 'Nelson made his. home with her son»in-* law, Dr. fcundquist, Late In 1943 went ta Iowa City to Mr. , take -trestment at the university hospital there. He- was operated his health temporsrUyim^ in July, of this> year, how- he began to fell, end he died of Jast week, , he got out and,|ound the entire road had caved in just two feet in front of his car. The hole is about 50 feet across at 'the south edge of the road and about 5'feet across at the north edge. , Backing up to the filling station, he called W. E. McDonald, county supervisor. Flares and barricades were put up-about 11 p. m. . Heard Rumble Sitting through two hours of the downpour at Squeeze Field, Morris Bartholomew ^remarked Tuesday that'he had heard the-rumble, of the cave-in. It sounded like a heavy hailstorm, he said. The largest hole, a few yards east of the first cave-in, ,is about 20 feet deep, nearly the depth of the gravel pit at the north end. Fix Boad "•.'• •'" Asked how long It will take to fix the road, County Engineer ! H. M.- Smith says he doesn't know. It will have' to be: rebuilt to where-it lay before. During the same, rainstorm "a hole seven feet deep anil six feet across was torn in the'-paving ;,pn highway 169 and Jones street. Water draining Into a faulty sewer and carrying with it yards of dirt that .held the concrete • was blamed, • Culverts Two culverts west of the'Irving- ton rqad in Cresco tpwnship were washed out and three, in Irvington township. Smith reported .Wednesday that he had not been to LuVerne yet, but that nothing had washed out in the northern pa^rt of the county. Heavies Fall The rain was the heaviest fall during an .August since 1937, but 4.29 inches fell in one'day in June, 1944, Creeks were bankful or Wartime Controls Begin to Vanish; Some Items Now Of f Ration List Disappearance of war manpowc er controls on emplpyment^rempv--' al piE rationing .on fuel; oil, gasolinej f Wednesday'''morning;' ' Although' local offices ' for ' the three boards have not received, official word concerning .these developments, radio and daily papers were carrying the news not long after the ! announcement of . the Japahese surrerider. While army calls were to be cut from 80,000 to 50,000 a month and navy requirements probably lessened, it is promised that 5% million men will be released withnn the next.year. , . ; . ..-V, •;•'.• ,,.>•>• Lifting of rationing is to go into effect immediately, it WaS stated .Wednesday. ' i ''•'• ' W. J. Becker, of the War Man- Commission': 'and: UnitM , basis>/H"/the r ira"dipVe"p6fts^?aref accurate, "people employed 'in' essential industries in Algona, such as creamery, produce companies, feed mills, elevators, railroads and others will no longer be frozen to their jobs. There will be some cutbacks in employment, Becker , predicted, with people returning from war jobs but most of these will be placed in «the reconversion jobs that will call for- thousands of workers. The main job will be veterans preference, the placement of returning veterans before civilians. v .•' SECOND CANNING ALLOTMENT WILL BE ISSUED People Who Have Been Given Only 5 Pounds May Apply Now For Additional Supply. The War Price and Rationing Board now is in a position to issue a second allotment of canning! sugar, to those people who haye been given only 5 pounds per 'person, Robert L. McConnell, from the local board, reports. ' It is hoped that the available quota will be. adequate ,to allot '5; ' When the whistle signifying the oificial etid of the^ war with Japan began to blow Tuesday evening, every Air' gpnan might have had the same answer to an iinbelievingl farmer's query, "What is it?" They shouted'' THIS IS IT?!"; The long-awaited end pf war and beginning of peace had' nnvma o-f lae^ : ' f . * . - - TTTW..-W '' - ' ' ...••" • -.._-.'. || come at last. Keys turned in the locks of business places and automobile- horns added to the clamor of the whistle, finally drowning it until it was heard no more.' The cele-' bration was on." Although they had waited excitedly , all weekend for the -an- nounSfeirient, sure that it must cpme 'soon, the Wasting of the whistle left .people' on the street momentarily dazed. Then smiles broke'out and first paraders down the street were TEUSOFHOME Oak,;Ridge,; Tenn.,;, manufactur--:;. •ing- plant ,f or,'atomic bombs,- .is; a" made-to-brder ••--•- - • l •= ''Where Are You] From" Is First Question GIs Ask over In" many plaqes lowlands looked .like miniature lakes early Tuesday morning, People in Algona and surrounding communities saw their gardens- flooded and f pund; their bas,en(iehts. filled -with anywhere Ironj a lew inches to several feet of water., , When a soldier in the Pacific sees-someone just come-from the States, he shouts immediately, *, Where- 'are you from?", Louise Buckley,'USO camp shows actress fold •members of the Lions and Soroptimist clUbs Tuesday noon, if he can't wait for nn answer," the North Dakota born actress said, "he wants to know if you're from Iowa or Brooklyn. It's a minor miracle to find someone from your own hometown-^-or even from your own state." War Chest Sponsored by the national war chest, Miss Buckley has been touring the country .in the interest; pf raising funds for overseas USO shows, part of the chest, "Though the war is nearly over for you here, remember it, is hot over until every, man returns 'to his home, and to his job. It will-be several years before the millions of men still in Europe and in the Pacific will be hpn»e,," she \ sale).' 1 Greatest Fighter ' • •'. Miss Buckley told members of the service clubs : that It was pn her tour through New Guinea that sh.e began to realize what makes the American soldier the greatest fighting man on earth, "He- is 'eternally griping complaining," she commented, is never a •quitter," ••; She admired; the ingenuity of the QJ, 1 who' madj?washing failing courtesy and respect for women. "Over 81" Playhig the part of the-colonel's wife in "Over ,21", Miss Buckley told how-her'company, composed of three women and- four • men, played on rolling decks with the wind and sun, in modern'theatres and on rough platforms sometimes with and sometimes without tops. The Japs often watched their performances, Miss iBuckley continued, They would sneak across the perimeter arid climb trees, watching the performance silently, then creep away again. • Tokyo Rose Commenting on the American soldier adapting himself to a new life and jungle warfare, she quoted Tokyo Rose, who is purported to have said, "The Aussies are the bast jungle fighters, but when the American's get through, there isn't any jungle," .Regulation uniforms for .women entertainers are army suntans. Nurses slacks or GI trousers with flat heeled shoes and shirts with the sleeve down are specified by th£ army, but entertainers may more easily slip past regulations sr)d wear dresses. Telling of one wqunded soldier in a hospital who called 'her to conje over to. his bed, Aflgii Bwckiey said he looked at hep djegs and merely ppjnmented, "3f wanted to knew if It was real a " city .carved; frorii counties and ;be^issueS ! :mo^,uhdeK;tbe;;Br;esent quota restrictions," : McConnell said. • . • ' ' Many Letters "The boiard has received many letters regarding second allotments of canning sugar," McConnell con- tiuned. "These could not be answered, and the letters are not permitted to be used as second applications. The people who have applied for their second allotment of canning sugar by postcard, giving- the names included in the family unit, or those who have applied for their second allotment on Form R-34J, Home Canning: Sugar Application, need not apply again." . . ,, Need More Sugar Those who have not applied for the second allotment' of canning sugar' and are in need of more sugar, for canning fruit are asked to send ration boards one-cent postcards giving the names of those In their families who wish additional canning* sugar. ."Dp not Include any members In, your second application who are not now . members of your family unit. •' No Application "If you have made no application for 1945 canning sugar, you must use Form R-341 and attach to the application Spare Stamp No. 13 before any issuance can be made," he added. All applications will be processed and issued as soon as possible. Algonan Given Bronze Star Maj. Chester Long, son of Mrs. Minnie Long of Algona, has been awarded the bronze star medal for outstanding services in the capacity of intelligence offjcer of the 320th Air Service Group in Italy. His duties included that of trial judge advocate for special courts martial, investigation and surveying officer, historian and photographer and public relations officer, Major Long recently was made squadron commander and president of courts martial for his group. He entered the service In June, JP41, and is stationed at present in France,;'{nlght; ,„.,,,-,-„., The erity ,was < built -three , years* ago arid-it has been said.rthat thei cost^—2- ibilliori ^dollars-r-is^paid'.If.^ the 'war "'has been shortened pyc riiner days because of the bomb; '^'f' ••"•'•"• Population.;'js , ._, 75,000 and the- arid even the' barkihgi'p'f ated a terrifc vbedlaih on' street 'that made it necessary "to shout to the person standing, beside you to "make'yourself heard. The parade, which began with/a few people riding in ,<:ars . and honking horns,' increased in size and variety, -picking up childreny servicemen and flags. Confetti and tissue streamers decorated every vehicle. , •; : "Pretty Good" A first lieutenant;,.enroute to Chicago from Sheldon* found all the eating places closecl,-'. but {smiled anyway and said, "It's pretty good." ' '.,.- -,-,• . ..-.-...; :.,;,;, A^ddtogjiftithe general confusion, Theo',' Herbst, decked out .inVWorl^ War I uniform; calmly, tooted ''The Old Gray Mare, She Ain't What, She "Used To Be" oh-a' clarinet ... while the car ahead punctuated on were fired immediately,', , city Contains aU the facilities hastily :''built , cities: li disposal.i-boulevards, high, sqh'pol' with an enrpUment 1,8QO, ; aiid'; large stores, some which, ••JBRfl.- a; Jjlqck,squarje. " ' " made inside the,fence.t 'city! ap'art ,4rpm;.the rest of Tenhes-'.' see ijintll'Aug.S6 ; ivhen;news'.orthei?: •: "people" whb became ;tpo cjariousr/ to ; , knoSv' what, they-wpre • working'^ his melqdy..] with blasts ' from a steamboat whistle hooked to the exhaust pipe. ;;i - .. With' Canes People ;; canes and people m wheel chairs; lined State street to watch younger, s'pryer folk carry on jubilant antics. At 7:30 there was a pileup of three cars on Thorington and State but no one was injured. Scratched fenders were part of the celebration. A self-appointed soldier policeman, carrying an arterial highway stop sign, started and stopped traffic at. will, halting 'activities in the middle of the block while cars behind slammed on their brakes to avoid collisions. Planes Planes from Squeeze Field belonging to Dr. W, p. Andrews and Faris Miner skimmed rooftops early in the ;- evening, while a dummy taged "Togo" was hooked to a pole on one of the two fire trucks and \ finally strung on a wire in the middle, of State street. Small boys riding on the fencers of cars or theibacks pf -trucks thumbed their noses at a highway patrol ear parked on North Hall and State,. ;,. •."; -•-; : . ; -• ':' : :' ''' ; ' At 10 P. m. Rutcji Swanson arV rived with • a flaming broom to touch off the 'trousers of '-Togo", Aspldier •" ' ' ' ' ' " Heat, light and water * axe ;' f ur-t ''' r of -houses,: ' he '-. rent «i8;;twp-bedro6m ' or' ;• ; three~ bedroom" Houses and one size re for $38,50 a month. ''•'• '" • Built ;r wKere ; nlsh the • tremendous power resources; developed in the Tehnes-.- 1 see valley, every home has ah 3 electric range and ^water heater.' The city ', has a peacetime future, not only in constructive' .use. ' df> atomic energy but also in the fields;' of plastlps. - •' . ' -...--••.. .;,.'.;.": i .'V'v->-.;i;,.' : '.j THOMPSON BOY .. ma will honor ; the '••• S-Sg^Rpbert W, Tho day, at; 3 p^mV with rnemorlal:Sfr-»*' to -be held in the ^ Fir^t '' on the, shoulders of another servicefnan, put the torch W ib$ effigy. ing ishouts, pf fhe's 'totf tpugh burn" greeted the first futgi* the elffth ; a Jap booby trap ^he actress wound UP her f *?Htag of .the spirit of ing-men. :"••' .•-•.-•'•• -'.-•• .- • "• ". ;',*iUf .always says, "I'm all right. It's jee; "wm's ha4 it really tpugh 1 ," , the " hump kggt fcjm pn an even feegI," ; FELL OO NO HOLD)AY 'POpJg^Ljgt Wf«k

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