Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on March 26, 1942 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 26, 1942
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N*w*p»per 1MB'** (»Uit« University Caters All-America* N«**p*t>er BUven, 1»2» IOWA, THURSDAY EVENING, MARCH 26, 1942 10 Pages 80 Columns Number 28 SELLSTROM IN AIR BATTLE ionnairls for Registrants 35 to 45 Due Early in April ^ ' .^N^K. _ ^^_ i .• ' r ' ' ' ' ™ J * a ***'"' — *™-^^—••^-^•••^— ' ••'^——-^__^__^ • • •# 45 who will be ..,__ .; early •. **&*. ^*,'i tfjf ^?"? i"-f v ^** l; draft board, he fornu^hadf riot arrived yes- eek- X eVid OT tSIr^pS^f nc h x^ i^k.si^^ioon'^ii|;sth*jr;' : arrive '^.wilpipu^l^lls: ntiiallyaU registered men, City Engine Moved to New Light Plant •vs;?™»v»»<M*iMCV*«M**** c< - 1 w this occupational ques- • ^^,lo^|p|ptiii!?liMesigned accuratel;.determlne: the num- ^liP' | f to- everv be Inf orm^an lie questibrinah^Scallii for the ne, age, ^arid'address « of the J-rf ~ u *""^i;l(Wer^oi^r simi- jf aref rlcei^ c it'izen- tion; jpresent studies, upon, machines operat- ' tted id best job ; is next bestffitted; Specialists, rofessions^ll^pi^work- ««iiialItewBS»!|^KV; their ^'v'M'^^M»sm&^m>^ „ form i'selected was W ••''' war %rasked _r^" "~"T--~^"v•"--£.-'H-'fr .livr* 1 '. Because most men from 35 to i have dependents special at- mari- stat„,..._.. asked pwnder 18 Smimber of ****•— with Kossuth County Advance Flash-Picture. «v.~u*« vsuuiuy Advance r lasn-riciure. J AST WEEK THE LARGE eight-cylinder Deisel engine was moved from the up-town plant lo the *-»• new plant on north Hall street. This picture, taken in the new plant, shows workmen moving the base, with crankshaft inao position. Those cylindrical objects in the foreground are not barrels, but are the pistons. Each is the sue of a man, and the telephone-pole-like objects stickino uo from them are the connecting rods.' NEW RULING ON Supported '— ^ actual- m m In *y ^chiaon *'W I('•**" Hi IP ia, has ,|for Kos- |vy Relief .J'has been ^headed by •^1$ the en- it Roose- 'and other If'- step in work for ... is con- lidetermine llfrom Kos- -"t Relatives i ; urged to ...relatives IHutchison, Society, on the is suf- iren Drive rian, recon- ring the for sol- coast the U. books pway, but " oxed. ACT most _,, sent to -this ship| arrange- made for >,in later. . ns of street ,_on blue [Saturday of the were , ,„ chap- Jck, of the pSarge of l£Ai& whter of rtison, f<*ver dson are-to cpn- FOR FARM CARS Farmers Who Have No Trucks Given: Preference. Farmers who use their cars to. haul produce and supplies from and to their farms, and wno do • not own or possess a truck, can. 1 obtain recapping permits for the'j tires on their cars, under a new; instruction received by the local | rationing board. The new list, termed "B," as' secondary to major defense tire users who can obtain new tires, adds seven new classes of persons entitled to recapping permits. These permits are to be taken to a recapping station with the carcass needing recapping. A full inspection of the tire must be made just as the procedure now requires for "A" new- tire permits. If the board's inspector finds two or more tires on the car unfit he certifies to that condition, and the recapping permits are issued.' . Recapping Eligibles. Recapping permits have been! issued only in March, and yes-' terday the 38 quota for the county was used up. .. s The list of vehicles eligible for recapped "tires follows: 1. _ Jitney, taxi, or similar public conveyances when licensed as such, 2. Cars of persons using them for construction or highway repair and maintenance services. 3. Cars of executives, engineers, technicians, and. workers when cars are used only for transportation of these persons to and from certain industries essential to the war effort, including power or transmission facilities, transportation, or 'communication, agricultural, extractive, industrial, military, naval, when essential to the war effort - Can of Officials. 4. Transportation on official business, or federal, state, or local government employes engaged in government functiona- essential to public health, safety, and the war effort. : 5. Transportation' of produce and supplies from and to farina if> the farmer does not own or possess a truck or other practicable means of transportation. ' 6. Transportion of traveling salesmen .engaged in the sale of fQV*m £*v4~«»oA4***A ,•««• . 1_ J.., *_-* » ALGONA P, 0, FOR CHARMAN farm, extractive, or industrial equipment, foods, medicftl sup5 plies, the distribution ot which is essential to the war effoirt. 7. Transportation of newspapers for whplesale delivery when such passengef car is used only <or that work. CORRECTION-In the Swea M. J. McCall, local secretary of the U. S. Civil Service Commission, has announced an official examin- atiqn for 'chairman" at the Algona postoffice. In case you don't know what a charman is. neither does Webster's big dictionary, which doesn't give the word. However, if you wish to translate 'charman' into common English, maybe 'janitor' will about fill the bill in these here hick parts. Other dollar language in the announcement — Mr. McCall U not the author; he just fills out an official form—refers -to the proposed 'charman' as • 'classified laborer* in the post- office department's 'custodial service.' In short the P. 6. Department wants persons ambitious to take the James Watts place as Algona post- \ office janitor to file applications on or before April 9 with the manager of the 'eighth U. S. Civil Service District, U. S. Postoffice and Customhouse. St. Paul,' and,you can get your application blank form from Mr. McCall. The announcement dc n't say when the •xamina lion will be held. Presum ably it will be held here. Pearson Again for County Treasurer C. W. Pearson this week announces candidacy for renomina- tion for county treasurer on the republican ticket He is now serving his first term, and so far there is no indication of opposition in either party 'or a second. Mr, Pearson and his wife have been Algonians since 1927, but before coming here they were oldtimers at Swea City. They came to Algona when Mr. Pearson was made deputy treasurer under the late H, tf. Kruse. Rotarians Plan a 'Patriotic Night' "The Algona Rotary club will sponsor a patriotic night at the high school auditorium Monday evening, April 6. "Frank Miles, Des Moines, nationally known Iowa Legionnaire, will be speaker, and Leon Merritt. local Lennaire and Rptarian, will be charge. AU county and city icials, Legipnnaires, member* of'all clubs, /and the general public are JnvUed to 8 A VIM O C AR TIRES, Sk***' THREE APPLY FORSCHOOL FORJ-FICERS Men With Dependents Permitted to Ask Training. Three from Kossuth have already applied for officer's training in the army following a special order by draft headquarters for men who have dependents. They are Kay Setehell, Harry Greenberg, and William Lee, the latter of Chicago, a vocal music teacher here last year. This opportunity is offered only to men classified 3-A by the local draft board because of dependency. The age limits are 18 to 45, and those, under 21 must have parental consent. All dependents 'over 18 years of age must also sign a waiver of dependency. ' . An applicant must then appear before a qualification -examination board, at his own expense, 'and if accepted he will be returned home and sent out in the next call for draftees from the county. Details of Training. The basic training and officer training program lasts for from 6 to 9 months. The applicants receive the same pay as an inductee for the training period, which is $21 per month for the first four months, and $30 per month thereafter. If the applicant is found disqualified at any time during the training period or il found disqualified to receive a commission, he has ten days in which to request release from active duty and return home. In-such case his old 3-A classification, if still unchanged from the time he volunteered, will be restored and he will not be called for service again till such time as other men of same dependency standing are called. Forms Are Here. The program is designed to permit those who wish to enlist, but who have dependents, to do so with the chance that they can obtain officer's rating and officer's pay to send home to the dependents. It also provides offU cer-training material for the rap? idly expanding army. 'The, draft board office has blanks and full information con; cerning the various branches of the army in which officer enlistments are. now being taken. m _. Hit "wf A CAR, While she was visiting relatives at Lone Rock Tuesday afternoon, Mrs. Grace Blanchard was struck): by an automobile in the and suffered a cracked bone. She remained at Rock; MARCH COURT IS TO BEGIN NEXT MONDAY No Important Cases Have Been Listed for Trial. The March term of the district court will be opened next Monday by Judge Davidson, of Emmetsburg. Ttte last case for this term had to be filed Friday. Most of the late new cases are based on accounts. The docket seems to reveal no case of great interest, but what will develop from the sessions of the. grand jury cannot be forecast. There are 14 cases listed for trial. One case is an old one, begun in 1926, 16 years ago. This is entitled C. E. Reynolds vs. North Iowa Grain- Co., and it involves a lease. The plaintiff has been cited to show cause why the case should not be dismissed for failure to prosecute. Cases for TriaL In probate a claim filed by H. H. Widdel against the Nels H. Wilberg estate is scheduled to be heard. Other cases scheduled for trial are: Louis Dfckmeyer vs. Peter Muller—note. Earl Potter vs. Cecil A. Rob- inson—rdamages. Citizens State Bank, Fairfax, Mnin., vs. Joe Fisher—note. Paul E. Current vs. Eva Thompson et al—damages. Conner vs. Hay ward—replevin. Joe Besch vs. Len Sherlock— damages. Goodrich Co. vs. H. L. Hoenk— note. C. F. Yager va Arthur Hengel —damages. John Hauenstein Co. vs. C. W. Morck—account Kingsbury Breweries Co. vs. C W. Morck—account. F. S. Norton & Son vs. Arnold Schmidt et al—foreclosure. Fayette A. Richards et al vs. V. J. Gross—landlord's lien. Quick Court Work. It is unusual for' a case to be filed one day and tried the next, but that is what happened last week. The petition was filed Friday and by agreement of the attorneys the case was heard Saturday by Judge , Stillman and judgment rendered. The case was also unusual in that it was a personal injury case and the plaintiff got all that was asked for. Usually the petition asks for a big sum and the plaintiff, if he gets anything, gets a much smaller amount. Detail of Case. In this case one Gene Salmonson brought suit on behalf of his 15-year-old daughter Audrey against Martin and Emmet Berhow. Salmonson and his daughter are residents of Martin coun- TWO AND FRACTION TONS AUTO PLATES YIELD ALMOST $17 When you went lo the county treasurer's office lo get your 1942 automobile plates you doubtless glanced at the pile of old plates outside the window and wondered how much they would bring. The answer can be given now. for Treasurer Pearson has sold the plates to Meyer Bros., local junk collectors, and the money has been turned over to Mrs. M. H. Falkenhainer for distribution among the county Red Cross organizations, Mr._ Pearson shopped around among the junk men and got a considerably better offer from Meyer Bros, than from the others. The plates weighed 4330 pounds, and the selling price was 40c cwt., so the Red Cross realized $16.92. HOLY WEEK TO BE OBSERVED BY CHURCHES Pre-Easter Holy Week services will be held in Algona's Protestant churches next week, beginning on Palm Sunday, which is next Sunday. There will be four 8 o'qlock evening services, individual services Thursday even- FORMER KOSSUTH ROY IS'LOST IN ACTION' Swea-Eagle Twps., Mar. 24~Mr. and Mrs. Walter Peterson have received news that a nephew, Kenneth Nelson, who was in the navy, has been lost in action. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Nelson, now live near Butterfield, Minn., but the family lived on the Fred McGregor farm here some years ago. Kenneth, 22, had been in the navy about two years. When last heard from he was in .the Dutch East Indies. Mark Andrew DeBorg, 24, Des Moines, a petty officer in the navy, has also been reported lost in action. He was an anti-aircraft locater on a warship on which he had been stationed for some tune. DeBorg would have completed six years in the navy in June. He worked here one summer for the George Homers, and he was a first-class musician. PLAN BALL TOURNEY. The county-Schoolmasters club met for dinner and business last week Thursday evening at Cook's lunchroom rijns were made for a spring baseball tournament. furnished by the respective churches -in each period. The Good Friday schedule in detail follows: 12 o'clock—The Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus, the Rev F C Volzke. . 12:25 p. m., The Verdict of Annas and Caiathas, the Rev C C Richardson. 12:50 p. m., The Denial of Peter, the Rev. E. P. Lipscomb. 1:15 p. m.. The Remorse of Judas, the Rev. E. K. Nelson. 1:40 p. m., The Verdict of Pilate, the Rev. H. M. Burns. viuuai services inursaay even-1 2-'0*> p.'m., The Experience of ing, and seven services rfrom 121 Simon of Gyrene, the Rev. P. C. noon till 3 on Good Friday, The volzke, with music by high ' — - - •• school group. 2:30 p. m., The Cruicifixion of Jesus, the Rev. D. R. Martin. The attendance of the public week's schedule is as follows: Sunday evening, Palm Sunday, Presbyterian church, the Rev. H. M. Burns, preaching. Monday evening, Nazarene church, the Rev. E. K. Nelson preaching. ' Tuesday evening, First Lutheran church, the Rev. F. C. Volzke preaching. i Wednesday evening, Baptist church, the Rev. C. C. Richardson preaching. Thursday evening, Holy Comfor its own members. Good Friday, 12 noon till 3 p. m., Congregational church, Gethsemane to Calvary, music to be and the congregations is invited at any or all of the services. Draftees Told They Cannot Carry Booze Under a new order received by the local draft board from state J.IIIUOUBJT evening, jioiy jjom- headquarters all draftees are now munion services at each church i being warned against bringing ty, Minn. Salmonson claims that last December his daughter was a guest in an automobile driven by one Ralph Sanders at a point six miles north of Swea City. Sanders met the Martin Berhow car driven by Emmett Berhow and was crowded into the ditch. In the accident the Salmonson girl had her left shoulder fractured and received cuts and bruises. Her father claimed only liquor with them. The order says: "Liquor is forbidden in trains or busses carrying inductees ... and may cause arrest. Intoxicated selectees will-not be tolerated." Also state headquarters requests that se- lectees take extra clothing in a sack or bag instead of a suitcase or small trunk. The list of articles to be taken by selectees is also cut down. .M Pntlft DIW AL «"NA BUT HELPS TO DOWN 16 JAP_PLANES Eighteen Jap Planes Almost Wiped Out by the Yanks. The Rockwell City Advocate devoted a banner line last week to Bob SeUstrom, former Algona boy, now an ensign in the navy piloting a U. S. fighting plane in the Pacific. ,. Bob was graduated from the Algona high school in 1934, for a tune clerked at the Long grocery here, then attended and was graduated from Augustus Adolphus college, St. Peter, Minn. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edw. Sell- Strom left here five or six years ago. His father was in John Deere employ here. Rockwell Paper's Story. Following is the story which appeared in the Rockwell City paper: "A thrill of pride ran through Rockwell Cityans this week when they learned that a home towrn youth, Ensign Robert Sellstrom, a pilot aboard a U. S. aircraft carrier in the Pacific war theater, was in the air battle which brought destruction to 16 Japanese bombers. Letter From Bob. "In a letter written February 22 to his parents, Mr. and Mrs: E. R. Sellstrom, the ensign said: We proved ourselves the other day. Eighteen enemy bombers attacked iis and we downed 16 of them. Nothing more can lie written but certainly it built up our confidence. I certainly remembered where to place my trust before and after and in the times to come. "Although Sellstrom gave no runt of where the action occurred it is presumed here that this was the recent widely publicized battle in which Japanese bombers attacked a U. S. aircraft carrier in the vicinity of the Gilbert and Marshall islands." SCHOOLGIRL LAID UP. Mary Ellen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Halpin, suffered fracture of her right leg just A«f-"«~~i— ~* *.**»***»wiA unxjr above the ankle whilp «?h*» ur $250 damages altogether, and this , roller-skating Tuesday evenh amount was allowed by the She is a senior in thf local high court. school. Father and Son Join Navy Together ankle Lone _ TWp CUPID PERMITS. Two marriage licenses have ^^^i^L^^n^^y^^J^^i^f^f^'CI **' A LgOjilAMS WILfc * Motntt Tribua* *h* ri«hr ia ifi, Mlfvrtaligf uTpSdlKftK ?ltJMli f Be! tJMT^^~~' " ^"-—*" *"•***!*••** WEATHER IS DRIPPY; MARCH ABOVE NORMAL What with the weatherman drooling spring poetry and being so nice about everything the mercury climbed to 68 degrees Monday and Tuesday. The heat wave subsided somewhat yesterday and the drooling went into a drizzle, hence it was expected that the fickle dame spring had given the old gent the bum's rush. March so far has been above normal as far as Algona is concerned, Observer Nolte reports. There was a 2.6 snowfall Friday evening. There was a slight drizzle on the 19th. The temperature report for the week follows: „ ,. ,« March 19 ____________ 45 March 20 ____________ 39 March 22 _____ ., ______ 57 March 23 ----- '. _______ 68 March 24 ------------ 68 March 25 ____________ 62 26 32 28 34 39 52 Local Boy Sent to an Officers School Wayne Moore, Algona youth, was recently graduated from Iowa State college, Ames, with a bachelor of scienpe degree in electrical engineering. Wayne also took military training at the college, and he has the rating of. second lieutenant. He left a week ago Tuesday to attend an offi4 cere' training school in Virginia, He was graduated from the Algona 'high school with honors bet tore he entered the Ames college, His mother, Mrs Scott Moore, accompanied him to Virginia, but expects to return late in the week, , Burl Girl Escorts Stars at Premier Ardythe Dettman, Calif., former Hurt , usherette iq a large , San Diego, we* chosen u»her*ttes for a Hal' ier held Sunday at iter there. T ?*¥«»! wore Wr^W^ ~ Wft- iSpp, ,.?. .-' x*:^*?L£^i$L:iM

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