Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on March 12, 1942 · Page 1
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ftS DEFENSE STAMPS Abbie and ^recover a ,,___.. than frjtpense for JDtii lii^imi3ii»^ ., iclared insane in 1904, 38 years '' ALGONA, IOWA. THURSDAY EVENING, MARCH 12, 1942 f , ^ , *.$ 8 Pages 64 Columns ^_ ^— ^^^ ^^^ - ,, — — JW , mumoer V56 KOSSUTH BOY DIES AT HAWAII t^Recover$7^g2Jor Care of an Insane Patient ^^^^1 m ^^^^fc A <w^ ^ -^— __ _ '"" ' • " " i Registration Cards Given Real Shuffling -.*r w ^r^T^'**"Vi>"i,«M»:*»v'»M<?- Was 81 &!!:£herpkeeSi!Mstitution 36 ^OTljaiSJuriplMO;' when ^^s^trahsfeTredltliiSthe new /^iABnQ ftp MI?U un>*« . —Kossulh County Advance Flash-Picture. Scuffham. Algonatomer; M! jHsrre?! Afao^T^a^K be " ° f *% board - from Ml *> right, are Clark n ™ man. BehindI Mr. Lease canbe seen a no?«»n fJ am , bu Y cr; ,32? t e8te f L ' Lease « Wesle r hardware- sent into the army from K^sufh^," mouSeT * la ' 9e e * hlbl1 bOard ° n which " iciures of •» ENGLISH RAF ;FLYER IS TO GIVE ADDRESS Engaged to Speak at Annual C. C. Meet Next Week. Mayors, presidents of chambers of commerce or similar organizations, and others from Kossuth towns have v been invited to attend the annual meeting of the Algona Chamber at the high school auditorium Monday evening. The main talk of. the evening wiU be given by Thomas H. Roberts, former RAF flyer, and now a faculty member of the state university at Iowa City. H T. Barker, chamber president will welcome the guests, and Secretary C. A. Phillips will give his annual report. H. B. White is to be master of ceremonies. Amusement will include a moving picture exhibition of Al- THE NAVY MATE TIED HIM UP BUT HE ESCAPED WITH EASE ROTARIANS ARE BANOUETHOSTS TO 4HARMERS Ames College Farms Manager Tells of Experiment. ^private |does not -iihicipali- .$$*.,::• |$ie: North a farm >n goes heavy begun, it re- ine tjjnagazine $h copies ^featured Jwers who jcy board |Week ago "nclusive. s ,. Algon- year's na.... vice rganiza- |director, it class- fevening school 'physical " -classes; »e same gDoctors |; Bourne, ptudents "rst aid The dining room at the Hotel Algona was completely filled Monday evening, when the Rotary club gave its annual banquet and program for farm guests. Principal speaker was "Jim" Wallace, farms manager for the State college, Ames. Mr. Wallace was accompanied by Geo W. Godfrey, college director of agricultural relations, who spoke briefly. Mr. Wallace works under Mr. Godfrey. Mr. Wallace's remarks turned out to be of great interest riot only to the farmers in attendance but to the Rotarians. The Rotarians are nearly all town men whose interest in farming is vicarious; ,Mr. Wallace gave the impression, of a man of sound, horse sense who knows his business. , • Nine Farms Compared. The speaker's topic was nine : noy nmgsaort, .lowaiarms owned by the college,; Robert Loss; Dr. F. C ScanYan' which he manages. These farms jWm. Papt? *nd John Knhult* ' 3a?«£ 1V i en ^° the S ollege by a ! * G - Sl Bu chanan, Frank San- wealthy landowner for a double ford and Harvey Rath- Paul purpose: 1. To determine what | Lindholm, Harold Clayton; J L skilled management can do to Richardson, Wm. Combs- C.' A! guests. They were not chosen by the club or a committee; each Rotarian chose his own guest, a'nd some Rotarians had two or three. Some other Rotarians were absent or had no guests. In the confusion some names may have been omitted. In the following list names of hosts are first, then guest or guests: Rotarians and .Guests. M. P. Weaver, Perry Lowman; J. F. Overmyer, William Rath, Orlan Rutledge; President John G. McDowell, J. J. Wadleigh; W. C. Dewel, A. E. Clayton; Harrv M. Burns, Chester Schoby; A. W. Amunson, Fred Geigel R. H. Miller, Ted HooverrWt E. Hawcott, Ralph Morgan; Dr. John Kenefick, George Wagner; T. L. Larson, Clarence Priebe; L. F. Rice, Robert Harvey; J. -A. Hazard. Garnet McDonnell; W. C. Dau, Melvin Pompe. R. V. Christensen, Matt Bormann; L.. E. Linnan, Wilbur Stewart; O. A. Lindgren, Fred Will; J. R. Woodmansee, J. I. Peer and Jos. Ricker; Joel M. Herbst, A. M. Lemkee; H. M. Hauberg, Herbert Haas. Two for Lauritzen. . ,W. A. Foster, John Weber; M. H. Falkenhainer, Burl Priebe- E V. Pierce,- E. B. McCorkle; M. J. Pool, John McGuire; W. Harold Walker, Jos. Matern; K. D. James, Hugh Raney; A. E» Lauritzen, D. C. Gardner and J C •Skow; A. L. Brown, O. L. Thoreson; H. B. Dobson, Carl Hutchins; Homer Hush, H. J. Bode; Fred Kent Roy Ringsdorf, Peter Arend, WIM. DEHNERT DIES; FUNERAL ON SATURDAY William Dehnert, who would have been 75 years old Saturday, died last night at 6:15 o'clock. He had not been in good health for two years, and since the first of the year had been bedfast. Funeral services will be held Saturday ; afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the home, and at 2 o clock at the Congregational church, with the Rev. D. R. Martin in charge. Burial will be made in Riverview cemetery. 22 voices will sing. Four directors are to be elected, the terms of eight others not yet expiring. Mr. Roberts is being brought to Algona by the local educational association, which is composed of teachers in Algona public schools. This group brings at least one outstanding speaker to Alpona during each school year. The regular chamber meeting was dated in the by-laws for this week Tuesday evening, but a token meeting was held then and adjourned to next Monday night to take advantage of the appearance of Mr. Roberts here. TEMPERATURES BEGIN TO ACT LIKE SPRING Members of Algona service clubs will gel a snicker out of the predicament of F. E. McAleney, chief pharmacist's male, at the navy recruiting headquarters at Des Moines Tuesday. That was the day John Lentsch, 29, former Algona barber, enlisted in the navy. He was dared (probably through information given to McAleney by someone) to let McAleney tie him uo. Algona service club members also tied Lentsch up, and in a few seconds behind a screen he undid sever>' minutes of work and escaped, It was no different in Des Moines and McAleney's face was red when Lentsch escaped within 46 seconds from the elaborate knots tied by McAleney. Lentsch had been bothering with Chas. Clement for sev- • eral months in the letter's shop under the Algona hotel. He is an amateur magician, and gave several programs in Algona and surrounding territory, including the "escape" trick from ropes. It was probably from Mr. Clement that he got his inspiration to join the navy, for Mr. Clement was in .the navy during the last war as a barber. Contrary to what might be believed by .a civilian, a barber hasn't the easiest berth on a warship. A barber starts work at 8 a. m., gets an hour and a half for lunch, and then works through to 6 p. m. His customers are steady—in fact they line up day after day. When battle stations are called the barber doesn't lake the day off to watch the fireworks. He's down below— m fact way down below- passing ammunition and powder bags—one of the most dangerous and least glamorous jobs on a warship. And in case the ship goes down there are a lot of long-haired sailors to reach the port as survivors, for the bbrbers usually accompany the captain lo Mr. Davy Jones' well-known locker. AIRPORT FUND GIVEN MODEST STARTAT $10 Contributions Asked to Keep 'Em Flying ~ at Algona. The fund for the Algona airport reached $10 yesterday with the receipt of a $5 check from Dr. Sherman Meyer. The fund to help the boys maintain their airport, which was "designated" andvallowed to keep in operation last week, was started in last weeks Hodgepodge column. ' TV\*-frt4-V**i»* «»Al_ At. _ -rf •. To Marry February was 2.9 degrees above the normal average temperature for that month, accord- . » >-«**«* *.4ic\»«vo were received from K. D. James, W. J. Mr. Dehnert is survived by his widow, four sons and two daughters: Clifford, Mason City; Mrs. Frank Yates and Clarence, Can*"" 111.; " " - ^ in in""" the warmest dav K^™ TC—V' ^"r~ °T I 4 - 2 to date ' with th e mercury Kenneth Longdale, I climbing to 56. A cool wind m™ -MA j P ehnert . Balti-i however, took that down and more, Md.; and Leon, at home.' yesterday was cool, but clearing requirements for ", ' iranr*a Alr(nv.A 1 ii_ port have to be "dismantled "for the duration. ,, To , kee P up flying and to keep the local airport alive the boys owning planes scraped together enough money to meet minimum requirements for "designation" S. RICHARDSON. Morn B- v lo ' ( Y n ' N - J - son of Byron «. Richardson. Algona. will be married May 9 to Florence Louise, daughter of Capt. and Mrs. &. E. Cotnam, Washington, D. C.. formerly of Oelwein. la. Cut courtesy Register & Tribune. The daughter Florence came •i^ Sd . ay> and the other children will be here tomorrow, with the exception of Kenneth, who is not able to come. 'Because of war restrictions temperature records are not re- leased t'll seven days after rec- vance, Algona, by those who would like to "keep 'em flyins" here too. ---—-*»£) i_A*i*_A*b I.CU1 UU LU nromote better financial returns; 2. To determine what can be done by intelligent management to promote the interests 'of both landlords and tenants. The college owns other farms of which Mr. Wallace is manag- «r. but they were not included in his remarks. The nine farms are widely separated, but most of them are in southeastern Iowa. There are only two in north Iowa, one in irne > ™? r ° Gnr<1 ° county, the other in will Clay county. Some are good some- farms, others vary from fair to poor and very poor. " Favorable Record. Mr. Wallace exhibited a table in large figures to shqw ^gt his management had done towards achieving the purposes of the donator. His record went back four years and showed varying, results, but all favorable. The rec- "r<t in some cases was remarkable. , ' Some of the farms had actu- -,ilv been money-losers. Qne farm lies in a district where farms sell a ?,J?^,f s $5 an acre. It has been difficult to make some .of the even a small Phillips, Wayne Keith7 Farm Bureau president. N^^ DIVORCE CASE. A new divorce case in district court is entitled Otto A. Laabs vs. Anna Anderson Laabs The parties were married at Fort podge in June, 1937, and lived county together till September, 1938. Mr Laabs charges desertion. THREE CUPID PERMITS. Three marriage licenses have been issued by the district court clerk: Clifford Lovstad, Burt Leona Amelia Walker, Algona : Merle Pratt Shirley Vinson! Algona;. Hanford George Brock, Loreen Jeanette Jandl, Burt. THORESON REELECTED. O. L. Thoreson, Swea City member of the county AAA committee, was reelected president n F h T? m- n ^ al me ^ tin e of the h\ ' Dlckmson -Emmet - Kossuth) Rural Electric Cooperative i ^ —° ""»u<j io W iu oe at Estherville last Thursday This £ os f d next week Friday to give POnmarn + llrci ni^iir r. nH .. I *nn' M tho tnnnl 4- n ««1 ___ . °. SCHOOL PUPILS ARE TO HAVE A BRIEF HOLIDAY Teachers Plan to Go to Fort Dodge Next Week Friday. The Algona schools will be ST, JOE YOUTH IS VICTIM OF THEM RAID Thos. GeorgeWagner Dies From Wounds in Battle. The third known Kossuth victim of the treacheiv ous attack on Pearl Harbor and Honolulu is Thomas George Wagner, son o'f Mrs. Peter Schmidt, of St. Joe. Mrs. Schmidt received a letter from Prank Knox, secretary of the navy, Tuesday. telling her that her son had been a victim of the Japanese attack. ™ The ~ letter came as a shock, for Mrs. Schmidt had not had prior information that he was involved • n the attack or that he was in Pearl Harbor at the time. Secre- :ary Knox's letter was dated March 4, and no information was given as to how he met his. death, or whether he had been wounded and died sometime lat- Sent Christmas Cards. Mrs. Schmidt received a hnstmas card from Thomas mailed at Honolulu December 6, nd she had presumed he was all ight, but being kept busy be- ause of the war. She had been' omewhat alarmed because she had not .heard from .him, but he was not a great hand to write' and censorship, requirements might have made the sending of letters from him impractical if he were on active duty with an active warship in battle station. Wagner was a radioman on a .battleship, with a first-class seaman's rating. He took an examination shortly before the Pearl Harbor attack for advancement and had been expecting promotion. A, H, Si Graduate. Wagne? Was 22 years old October 4 He attended the St Joe P. ar ? c hial school, and was gradu- t 1ow° m S 16 A } eona hi ^ h school } n "3 s : H e Played football on the high school team and was . "•**•• 4.«&M4.^U.Ct^. J.J11S cooperative now serves 1462 farm families in the three counties.. Twenty-Five More Left Sunday for Army Service •••T ' J , vxwv. . In May. 1939, he enlisted in the navy, taking up radio work, and sfnf P re l lmlnar y training was sent to Hawaii, where he has been stationed since. He visited home before he went to Hawaii the first .time, but since that time had been continuously on duty On only two occasions was he back in this country, when the ship upon which he was sta'tion- ed called briefly at Pacific ports to pick up ammunition and for rpfuehng. At these times he only had shore leave. He was ambitious, and served extra periods on duty, increasing tws service time and also increasing his rate of pay. He had sent* more than $300 home of savings to be kept here for him. Pother Long D<?ad. His father died many years ag °' 1 ,/r He is sur vived by his moth- Mrs. Peter Schmidt, a sister ... end 100! . met in Irill last ghts to The ideas local cussion- natics, .) the Pearl nye yaukee .oadla- wio,.= plans markable degree. Experiment Continues. y TKe experiment in manage- npent has not been concluded, but is still going on. Mr. Wallace said that results largely depend on the intelligence, —'• r< and willingness 'to shown by the tenants, ants-on poor farms ^.^. * B 8ffl M Jf5SS%8? V ccwperite ten- <«.=,.„ _ AFTRI|POH 9$ group of 30 l.ft Tht mw. from toft to - ~—-• "~w.» *.4.tuajr 10 give the local teachers an opportunity to attend a meeting of the north central division oi the state part in the program ' fL Joe P. aro ? h .' al school. He is Jane Mahin. junSr hish En P ! fe SU ? vlve * b / a half-brother, lish teacher, will speak on th% oSSf 6 ^ an v three half s i sters !unior d hfgh En^isl "'* ln ^ SCh ° o1 '- a " * S?^£s^fe ! l^^slHle/S coach is chairman'of the pfe ^L a ^.._. Th ^ fami ^ "VPS In a ical education section; Supt O B. Laing will be chairman at superintendents' and principals' . my vP S n a white house across the highway from the St. Joe D-X station op-, crated by William Hammer. Brothers in Service; Sister is to Enlist dinner at the Wahkonsa Hotel Friday noon; and J. G. McDow- e |rm^of^m^^ OI n! Jfeffis hig^rn j ^^ i h n -nA5r ta i 160 voices, 40 voices from each town. Mrs. J. H. Johnson, Des Moines, was festival critic nurses' naval reserve. CAT.*- CT. rs . The Lakota 4-H club wet Charles Eggerth's last T e¥«0nf. AMeij Ejwa/dr cussed treatin? wart* oh and Ruth Edward Cooper Quartet to Be a KMA Feature The Cooper quartet,* two sons ters W two dauehters of the'/ Coopers, poutheast of Ajj'' signed for a d«iJv radw s»raw *An4*«.H W^» A%.^w«^%.

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