The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 30, 1945 · Page 5
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 5

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 30, 1945
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Algom ttpptt Bel M»|M», A)toB«, towa, Aiitmt8lj>JJiJL OTOSEN PICNIC HONORS SEEBEE FROM IWO MA Ottosen: The American Legion -Auxiliary and United Service Women of America sponsored a community picnic on the school house lawn Sunday noon in honor of •Glenn Axne, carpenters mate, third class, who is at the present time enjoying a 30-day furlough at the home of his mother Mrs. Swartrupt Nelson. Alter the picnic dinner at noon a short program followed wkich was as follows: Song, "America" by the group. Mrs. Loren Daniels read a group of poems followed by Mrs. Knut Oppedahl reading Edgar A. Guests recent poem about the American flag, Mrs. Alme who was conducting the program then asked Glenn Axne to tell some of his experiences. Enlisted ln-1942 He enlisted in the Seebees In October of 1942, but did not go Into active duty until December 4, 1942, at which time he Went to a camp in Rhode Island where he received his basic training. From there he went to Los Angeles. "While there he said that the V. S. O. helped the boys out a lot toy giving them fruit, candy, and sandwiches and coffee.' He thinks the U. S. O. is one of the greatest organizations there Is. Raised Ships at Peart Harbor •From there they went to.-Pearl Harbor where he spent nineteen months. While there he said they raised all of the ships that were sunk on the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, except the Arizona which they thought was too wrecked to be of any use to the navy. But they took all the guns, etc., from the Arizona. On Christmas day 1944 after a tola turkey dinner they left for Iwo Jima. Get Home Comfort that List* • Hcuietime with an EAGLE CERTIFIED INSULATION JOB Phone ut today CowanBldgSupplyCo. Phone 275 ALGONA, IOWA Sh*ll» flttrst Nearby He said that oft FeWOtSfy 28tft he was thfe iftost scared JnSft bft the island. He and thffee 6f tils buddies W&fe ift their foxhole and were sleeping Wheii the shells started falling «11 afbuftd them. one hit on a -big t ack about twenty feet from theta, throwing splinters of rock all over. They were all scared, because they were" sure the Japs had broken 'thfdugH the marine lines. Irf the morning they found out that by mistake their own ammunition dump had been hit, and that was the cause of all the excitement. Camp Built 'oh Cemetery 1 Soon after Germany's surrender they had orders to set up a permanent camp. The only place for it was a Jap cemetery. They leveled the area with the big bulldozers and set up their, tents putting floors, etc., in them. While they were digging their air raid shelters they would often run into Japanese coffins which were loaded on a truck and taken away to be dumped. Jaips Surrender He also told that the whole island was a mass of underground tunnels. He said they set up broadcasting transmitters and had Japanese American soldiers call to those underground to surrender and many did. They looked pretty grim and filthy, but the marines gave them each a package of cigarettes and a drink of water and soon -they had«a smile on their faces and were jabbering among themselves. He told that most of the work they did oh air strips was done at night. They built them as fast as they could. Often the big super- fortresses were forced to land there. One of SO Returned to JJ. S. Then In June, after four months on Iwo Jima he said that fifty men were to toe drafted to go back to the states. Everyone held his breath while the fifty names were pulled from a hat and Glenn's happened to be one of them. He left Iwo Jima on the first of July. They stopped on the island of Saipan where they picked up'some army personnel and arrived in the states on July 23. Altogether he spent twenty-eight months overseas. He will report 'back to Minneapolis on August 29. The prrfgram was closed by the group singing "America the Beautiful". The rest of the afternoon was spent visiting" with the serviceman and others attending the picnic. Helen Christensen, a cadet nurse from Des Moines spent the week end at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Harry Christensen. Grace Christensen who is employed in Algona also spent the week end at the home of her parents. MJVERNEMANHAS 14 IN SERVICE Michael Wegner, who lives with his daughter Lena Stripling at Lu- Verne, has fourteen grandchildren arid great-grandchildren in the armed forces. They are: Pvt. Julius C. Stripling, Gelroy, Calif.; Pvt. Rudolph Stripling, medical discharge; Pvt. Norman Stripling, U. S. army camp; Pfc. Eugene E. Blow, discharged after serving 3 years overseas; Leland Wegner, medical discharge; Cpl. Harold Ristau, San Francisco, Calif., overseas three years; Pvt. Orin Ristau, died in u prisoner of War camp In Germany; Elead Wegner, MM-2c, San Francisco, Calif.; Pfc. Norman R. Wegner, New- York, N. Y.; DeLane Blanchard, S-lc, San Francisco, Calif.; Clement Stripling, U. S, N. T. C.» Great Lakes, 111.; Howard SWanson, U. S. N. T. C"., Great Lakes, 111.; Cpl. Roland Lenz, New York.-N. Y.; and S-Sgt. Lester C. Hinz, New York, N. Y. Ptt, Back From Pacific •Pfc. Howard D. Pletttecibst, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Pentecost, has been returned tb the United States from the Pacific Ocean Areas under the army's readjustment program. He has been in the army since June 28,,1941, and has been overseas 25 months With the 7th division of the 184th Infantry, taking part in the Kiska-Kwaje- lein, Leyte and Okinawa campaigns. He has been awarded the Asiatic Pacific good conduct ribbon and wears four battle stars. He is a graduate of the Algona high school. Algona Boys Coming Home Two Algona boys were scheduled to arrive in New York yesterday on the Queen Mary from European army service, They are Donald M. Sengebusch and Floyd J. Weishaar, both Pfc's. with fine combat records. Weishaar was at one time employed by the Norton Lumber Co. Welcome home boys. News Items of Burt Vicinity Mrs. B. K. Bahnson went to Webster City last Thursday to spend a week with her parents Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Peterson. A service was held Sunday evening in the former Chris Bolie house, which was recently bought by the Church of the Whole Gospel. Kay and Donna Bonstetter, Corwith, .came Saturday for a week's Visit at the- home of their uncle and aunt Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Lockwood. Mary Peters left Tuesday for Elgin, 111., where she will teach again. She had spent several weeks here with her parents Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Peters. Ruth Hasse visited from Saturday to Wednesday at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Emil 'Hasse. She is a nurse at the University Hospital in Iowa City. Mr. and Mrs. John Hennings and two sons, Misawaka, Ind., arrived Sunday for a week's visit with Mrs. Hennings' mother, Mrs. Mary Steward, and other relatives. Mrs. Wm. Kaigh and son Billy, Airies, came'Saturday for a visit at the J. G. McDonald and R. J. Elvidge homes. Mrs. Kaigh is a niece of Mr. McDonald and Mrs. Elvidge. •Mr. and Mrs. Walter Burckle arid daughter Betty, called at Mrs. J. H. Graham's Saturday afternoon. They were on their way from Spirit Lake to their home at Webster City. Mr. and Mrs. R. J. de la Haunt SCHOOL TIME IS SWEATER TIME! Sweaters get the vote year Inland ; year out.;' "^.^.^^*;:?^.:?•^^'5"^r•3»*':'•;*'*' / :**.^ '.•..^-'^n;-:'- Vj; ••?..• ^i': : Tliey're first 6^ the^llst of eVery school-golnff gal—whether It's high school or college. No matter what your desire — long sleeves, short sleeves, cardigans or slip-ons —we hare them. Short sleeve slip-on. Bow trim high ribbed waist 2.98 Long sleeve, V iieck slip- on in Jacquard patterns 5.95 to 9.95' Long sleeve sloppy Joes in all your favorite colors 8.95 to 6.95 Sleeveless slip - on. 'V neck. High -waist ribbing. 2.98 Twin sweater set with long sleeves. Sold separately. 2.98 to 5.95 and son, Stanley, Ames, spent the week end at the W. A. Peters home. The H. S. Youngs, Osage, and Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Graham were also Sunday dinner guests at the Peters home. Dr. and Mrs. E. G. Marty and family, Spring Valley, 111., spent Sunday night at the A. H. Meinzer home. Dr. Marty is Mrs. Meinzer's brother. . Mrs. Meinzer left with them Monday morning to visit relatives near Dickinson, N. D. Mrs. Leonard Warner and daughter and Mr. Warner's mother, Mrs. Asa Warner, Ledyard, returned Sunday from a week's visit with Pvt. Leonard Warner at Fort Riley, Kansas. They spent a couple of days at Wesley on there way iiome. Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Riebhoff and daughter Lorena visited from Saturday to Monday in Sioux City where their son John, is.a student at Morningside College. John returned with them to spend a three weeks vacation before the opening of the fall term. Mrs. Edward Stewart and son Michael, .arrived Saturday from Fort Bragg, N. C., where they had spent several weeks with Capt. Stewart. He has* been sent to California and expects soon to be sent to the Pacific. He returned from Europ'e about two months ago. Harold Graham returned to his home in Des Moines last Thursday after a few days visit at the homes of his mother Mrs. J. H. Graham, and his brother O. H. Graham. His wife had gone to Harrington, Kansas, to make the acquaintance of a new grandchild born August 12 to Sgt. and Mrs. Don Fitch. Carol Reynolds and his friend, Arlene Alpers, returned to Des Moines Sunday evening after a week end visit with Carol's parents Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Reynolds. Other Sunday dinner guests at the Reynolds home included Mr. and Mrs. August Bellinger and daughter, Sgt.' Lillian Bellinger, and the Werner Streuchers, Algona, the Hermari-gBtissies "aria Belle Reynolds.'' ,'/.. Several car-loads of members of Knoll Post of the" American Legion and a number of other friends attended memorial services for St. Sgt. 'Elmer W. Alt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chris AH, former residents of this community. The service was held at the Christian Apostolic church near West Bend The Rev. Noah Schrock and- the Rev. Joseph Bonwalt gave talks Sgt. Alt was born Jan. 16, 1914 at Stephen, Minn., and died June 16 1945 at Midanoa, P. I. After the service lunch, was served to th« Legion members and relatives at the Chris Alt home. LUVERNE NEWS The new wheel chair which was recently purchased by the Ernest JHerkle Post No. 664 of the American Legion has arrived and is now being used by Junior Giddings who recently underwent an operation and must be in a cast for 3 months. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Marr anc children Joyce and Raymond ol Spirit Lake spent the week end visiting at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Otto Ramus. Mrs Marr's grandmother Mrs. Anna Sankey returned home with them for a visit. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brown ot Nora Springs were visitors Sunday at the home of his mother Mrs. U. S. Grant. Sunday afterr noon Mr. Brown and Mrs. Guan' went to Fort Dodge to see Mr Grant who is a medical patient in the Lutheran hospital there. Mr Grant underwent an operation there Saturday and it is reported that he is getting along very well Dinner guests Sunday at the home of Mrs. Peter Thompsoii were Mr. and Mrs. George Thorn?-son .of Ledyard, Mr. and Mrs Everett Thompson and daughter Mrs. Darrell Bunkers and son Ronnie all of'Cherokee, Mr. and Mrs F. W, Thompson of Eagle Grove Mr, .and Mrs\ Ajten Thompson and sons Howard and Richard, Mrs William Thompson; Mrs. Betty WpH and daughter Carol and Merle Thompson 3}! o| LuVerne the Want Pay|, z COOKED A FINE DBJNIUj f Him M mm :. ; ft fo One Itfly-repen^r stated that 8lw to tnfpvsr her awn djnnepjo, dog-#4« of•$* ttwe. « made her slcjyyst fa fepk.-*t s Wlrt wi E, W. Hatiiefi* Wffl Move Td Stillwafef Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Hansen of Minneapolis were in Algona Tuesday for a brief visit with friends enroute to Marshalltown and Oskaloosa. Ed, who Was formerly the architect for the Botsford Lumber Yards, has been with DuPont the Dast two or three years and has seen doing some work on the atomic bomb project. September 1 the family will move to Stillwater, Minn., where Mr. Hansen has accepted a position with the Central Lumber Co. of Wisconsin which has headquarters in Stillwater for its 17 yards. He will have charge of the architecture department and sales promotion of the firm. OFFICIAL NOTICE BEFORE THE IOWA STATE OMMERCE COMMISSION. TO THE CITIZENS OF KOSSUTH COUNTY: Notice is hereby given that a petition for a franchise to erect, use and maintain poles, wires, guy wires, towers, cables, conduits and other fixtures and appliances for the purpose of conducting elec- ;riclty for lighting, power and leating purposes has been filed by the Interstate Power Company, Dubuque, Iowa, in the office of the Iowa State Commerce Commission; that said petition asks the right to construct, operate and maintain said electric transmission line over, along and across the following described public lands, highways, streams and private lands, to-wlt: (2400 volts) Beginning at the Southwest corner of Section Thirty (30), Township . one hundred (100) North, Range Twenty-seven (27), West of the 5th P. M., Kossuth County, Iowa, thence East on the highway on the South line of said Section Thirty (30), one-fourth (V 4 ) mile. The Iowa State Commerce Commission fixed the Eleventh (llth) day of September, 1948. at ten (10) o'clock a. m., In its office at Des Moines, Iowa, as time arid place for hearing said petition* Any objections to the granting of such franchise must be in writing and filed in triplicate with this Commission at least live (5) days before date of hearing. The Iowa State Commerce Commission suggests that the objector be represented at the hearing by someone who has full authority to act for it. IOWA STATE COMMERCE COMMISSION David B. Long, Chairman. Carl W. Reed, Commissioner. B. M. Richardson, Commissioner. Attest: Geo. L. McCaughan, Secretary. Dated at Des Moines, Iowa, Auguse 9, 1945. E-6854. . 34-35 OFFICIAL NOTICE BEFORE THE IOWA STATE COMMERCE COMMISSION. TO THE CITIZENS OF KOSSUTH COUNTY: Notice is hereby given that a petition for a franchise to erect, use and maintain poles, wires, guy wires, towers, cables, conduits and other fixtures and appliances for the purpose of conducting electricity for lighting, power and heating purposes has been filed by the Interstate Power Company, Dubuque, Iowa, in the office of the Iowa State Commerce Commission; that said petition asks the right to construct, operate and maintain said electric transmission line over, along and across the following described public lands, highways, streams and private lands, to-wit: (2400 volts) ^Beginning at the Southeast corner of the Northeast quarter (NEV4) of Section Ten (10), Township Ninety-seven (97) North, Range Twenty-seven (27) West of -the 5th P. M., Kossuth County, Iowa, thence North on the highway on the East line of said Section Ten (10), one-fourth (Vt) mile. The f owa State commerce mission fixed the Eleventh (llth) day of September, 1945. at tert (10) o'clock a. m., in its office at Des Moines, Iowa, as time and place for hearing said petition. • ' Any objections to the granting of such franchise must be in writing and filed in triplicate with this Commission at least five (5) days before date of hearing. The Iowa State Commerce Commission sug- who has full atlVh IOWA S*A*E CIC MissitsM^, .-•- • :vi*ymv* -Cavid fi. tofilt Gft^MSitt- .,. Carl W. Reed, GdinftilsMe«e:i&^ B. Ms RicTiardsofi, C6tttittlSBieft*»: Attest: Geo. L. MeCStitMnY retary, Dated at Des Molhei August d, 1S45. , £-6866 Fencing Materials We are unloading a car load of Pressure Treated CREOSOTED in nearly all sizes. We also have White Cedar Posts and Poles in all sizes. Studded Steel Posts. Also Steel Post Drivers. We have the old reliable American Heavy Woven Wire in 26, 32, 39 and 47 inch heights. Heavy Barbed Wire. Poultry Fence and Netting. 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