Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on March 16, 1943 · Page 1
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 1

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 16, 1943
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f ' CtilCAGOCELEBRITlES TO BE PHEASANT HUNTERS Scores of Crowd the and jrUmen ;eU Meal hunting Weailier greeted oneasant hunters khi* morn- P ?n the night ih£ weather d crisp, »nd a tbong chill blew down f tomfthe north. ' drying IOWA. TUESDAY EVENING, MARCH 16, ,treet» in f 01 ^ __ Hoading the visitors from out- Jethe county for the unusual soring pheasant open season, Sh started yesterday, will be e (Yum Yum) P:tty, artist pretty-girl pictures m Es- and Bob (Bow Vow) Beck- sports wrier and cog expert to the Chicago Tribur*. These celebrities are due to arrive in Algona sometime Thursday, according to a story in the Des Moines daily paptrs and by advices to J. D. Low 3, Algona, member of the state conservation commission. Yesterday there wure many "foreign" cars filled with earnest hunters scouring the cauntryside in a vain attempt to j:et a shot. The morning 'and most of ithe afternoon found the .-•weather so foggy that the birds and hunters couldn't get together fo: any kind of hunting. Mud and More Mud. Another condition wiich gave serious doubts to the elder, sportsmen was the way the mud and muck and mire covered every field in which hunting looked favorable. Corn fields and plowed areas were almost impassable, and boots soon collected heavy accumulations of mud to be carried The elder hunters gave up j-"»-»^n.= *>. uiuiui, tu rjmmeis- early rather than risk exhaustion J? ur 8; Thomas E. Farrell, to Board or heart attacks from the exer- <"< Chicago. Transferred to Algona from other boards were Bert F. Seeley, from. No. 183, Los Angeles; Albert ,H. Karels, from Board 95, San Francisco; Virgil P. Elbert, from Moline, 111.; and Robert R. Amunson, from No. 227, Los Angeles. . : : ^~, »»..xv,m 0 , w ^ 8 F ages 64 Columns Number 27 FATHER FOLLOWS 4 CHILDREN Thirty-EightLeave This Morning for Induction Center VB • Bfe ^» •• _ • <_. -^ ~ ~~~ "" —• ' —— . or heart attacks from the exertion necessary to carry the mud around. More interest was found in the prospects of seeing Petty and Becker than in the poss ibilities of hunting—at least for most local residents. Petty's drawings of anything but demur* damsels with an accent on youth and else; where have become nationally known. Most of these have been published in Esquire, and a spec, ial calendar with a drawing of THREE ALGONA VOLUNTEERS IN COUNTY GROUP Twin Sons of Fenton Pastor Respond to Country's Call. 1 A total of 40 men received notices to report for induction into the army as of today, and of this number 36 left at an early hour this morning by bus for Des Moines for finol physical examination. Three of the men were transferred to other localities to be sent with groups there. Men transferred are Sylvester A. Doerr, to Elmwood Park, 111.; Everette E. Smith, to Emmets- Red Cross Campaign Spreads Like Prairie Fire Ruins of Farm Fire Near Corwith That Claimed 5 Lives Men from Kossuth county who left this morning include three volunteers—Wayne 6. Biiistrom, Robert D. Inskeep, and Howard W. Hedrick, all of Algona. Also included in the call are twins— the "inspiration" lor ealch "montii Richard and Robert Kabelit?, pi masculine Fenton, sons of the LutheranJfras- .graces many a wall in . quarters in town. Interest in Celebrities. Becker is perhaps riol so widely known as Petty, but is an authority to those who have show I <togs, particularly ,the -sporting : breeds. He broadcasts from a j Chicago station for a dog food, and he also conducts [a sports column for the Chicago Tribune. So interest in pheasants has dropped and interest is Counting in the visitors. The youiiger men, and men with young ideas, are yum-yumming about Petty and toe sportsmen are drooling with the prospect of discussing hunt- ing.fishing, etc., with such an authority as Becker, if lither can be cornered, Wie open season sta-ted yes- erday and lasts for eiglit days— that is for pheasants, ifot Petty and Becker. Shortage <ff ammu- ni ion—for shooting—not conver- satwn-may . limit the "take of I Hqly Week Services Here Again PI wined Union - ,-«,... of Holy Week J a ? nual Union C ™y service will HP t»»i<i IT IVift Hr ji * w *- IIC1U i M e tnSs church - | n "ig at noon. servici will be Thurs- Fri- year It will begin- Wbed overln^ ms , "W who im weekend T h( f ° f fire *> ter la£ * and A A y Were J os ' Gern , A. A. Carter, and the w collected $5 plus $4.55 PELECfifi BATTLE LOOMS FOR 2 POSTS With tor there. The remainder of the list includes: Wilbur J. Recker, Buffalo Center. John F. Andrews, Bancroft. William R. Gallery, Ledyard. Kenneth W. Poppe, Ledyard. Daniel G. Schultz, Lone Rock. Anthony C. Schneider, Bancroft. Eugene J. Welp, Bancroft. Harold D. Warner, Ledyard. Robert H. Rochat, Robbindale, Minn. Charles I, Tibbets Jr., Algona. Kenneth R. Minard, Algona. LeRoy E. Peterson, Swea City. Sigfred M. Johnson, Swea City. Kenneth W. Hutzel, Burt. Gerald E. Pederson, Algona. Melvin E< Klein, Fenton. Edward E. Burrows, Ledyard. John V. Droessler, Bancroft. Clarence W. Gingrich, Titonka. Vernon G. White, Algona. Genneth H. Geilenfeld, Algona. Cecil Huff Jr., Lu Verne. Robert M. Allbee, Swea City. Vincent F. Seller, Algona. Victor F. Baumgartner, Lu Verrie. Julius W. Monson, Wesley. Elvin M. Godfredson, Armstrong. John J. Heiderscheidt, Burt. GARDENS BOOSTED AT 2 COUNIY MEETINBS Some 75 persons attended a Victory garden meeting Thursday afternoon at the Algona high school building. Twenty - five were at a meeting in the evening at the Swea City high school building. L. C. Grove, Ames horticulturist, was speaker at both meetings. Block leaders received instructions, also material to be distributed to every home. The material the block leaders are 'distributing contains all the information necessary to raise a garden, A. L. Brown, county extension director, said, and he emphasizes the fact that Victory gardens are necessary. "If"they don't raise one, they don't eat," Mr. Brown remarked. Mack* Fraser Gets a Call to Seabees' John Fraser, son of Mrs. Dora Fraser commonly known as 'Jack,' enlisted in the Seabees in .December, and now he has received his call. Next Monday he is to report at De§ Moines, and while he does not know Where he will be sent he presumes it will be to Virginia. The Seabees are a naval construction group and may be sent anywhere, including overseas. 'Jack' is resigning as as- Distant county engineer. He is a single man. REPORTS FROM 14 AREAS ALL ABOVE QUOTAS Boy Scouts Collect Tin Cans NO ORDER YET ON RATIONING OF MEAT HERE So far the local ration board has not received any advice on the rationing of meat, oils, etc., scheduled to go into effect the close of this month. It is not ex- , pected that any declarations will i have to be made of stocks on hand by book holders, hence no stamps would probably be deducted from the book. The red stamps in the back of Book 2 are to be used in the new program, but the value of i items, and other details will be announced, later. The ration board is anxious that motorists holding B books make application for new rations prior to the expiration of their' present books. At least 15 days is suggested. At the time of the application the board must have the tire inspection report for the car to check. Applicants for extensions of B rations can secure form No. 543 from any of the distributing agents in the county or at the local board office. This can be tire inspection report, sent to the CATUHDAY WAS COLLECTION day for tin cans, and Scout* ration board. The B book willi, manned several trucks donated by Alfloha businessmen to haul then be sent out to the distribu-, w ihe cans saved by housewives. The can depot is the old Call the- tion agent. I et « building, and the room was comfortably filled by evening. One Renewals of tractor gas allow-! of the unloading scrambles is shown, with P. J. Kohlhaas, chairman 1 for M e south end of the county for the scrap'drive, looking on. ances are also form No. 543, to be made and should on be! t,\jmt, *i v> v ***j v«-— — - -— — --— — — made two weeks prior to the expiration of the present allow- ancel This will prevent any elapse of time .between the 'good" dates on^the books. AMONG THE MISSING. Wesley, Mar. 15—Word was received here one day last week that John Meuhe had been reported missing in action in north Africa, He is a brother of Mrs. Urban Liekteig and a son of J. B. Meuhe, Irvington, former Wesley vicinity farmers. ANOTHER "MISSING." Grant Twp., Mar. 15— Mr. and Mrs. Chris Johnson, Elmore, received word Wednesday that their son Almond had been reported "missing" in Tunisia. He is a nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Ely Anderson here. SENECAN IS "MISSING." Seneca, Mar.. 15— Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Voigt have received that their ... son-in-law, "' PLAN ON FOOT FOR FINGER-PRINTING The Junior Chamber of Commerce plans to finger-print all local school children sometime in the next two weeks. The prints are for identification purposes and will be placed in a civilian file, not a criminal file. William Parry Jr. is in charge of the finger-printing project, ' sent If the finger-printing of the school children is successful, the Jaycees plan to take prints of other persons and sell them identification cards bearing the thumb prints. The five cent charge will help pay expenses of the project. It is the J. C. C. idea, Mr. Barry said, -that some day finger- prjjnts pf all citirras will be required. , „_ word which has been undertaken in co- Chalmer | operation with the FBI. FENNEY RECOVERING. S, L. Fenney, manager of the Ben Franklin Store, had a major operation last week Monday I at the Colonial Hospital, "'--'" a ... --, . . . - e oona ospa, oces Bannicksen, who was with the U. Children will be finger-printed; ter. .Mrs, Fenney spent last week S. forces in north Afnca, was re- only wKh the consent of par- with hi)», and on return Sunday ported missing in action Febru- ents, and cards have been print- evening reported him improving ary 17. . ed for parents to sign giving con-1 satisfactorily, ' • , TESTS HERE ON BOYS FOR NAVY COLLEGE STUDY Qualifying tests of young men to enter the navy college training program will be given at the high school* building here between 9 and 11 a. r«. Friday, April 2. Supt. O. B. Laing made arrangements for the local school with the bureau of naval personnel as a part of the nationwide program. The purpose of the "V-12" program is to produce naval officers. High school seniors, graduates, and college students who have potentialities as indicated by the tests will be chosen for further college navy training. Groups eligible include: 1. High school graduates who will be 17 but not more than 20 years old prior to July 1, 1943, whether in college now or not. 2. High school seniors who will be graduated this spring, with the same age limits as above. 3. Students in a college who do not have high school diplomas, also within the above age limits. In addition the applicants must be male citizens, morally and physically qualified, be unmarried and agree not to marry until commissioned, and evidence potential officer qualifications. Appearance and scholarship records are considered. Youths wishing more information should contact Mr. Laing at the high school here. T—• Nineteen Townships, Seven Towns Still To Report. Nine townships and four towns in the county have reported on the Red Cross war fund drive to County Chairman M. H. Falken- hainer, and all have gone substantially ."over the top" exceeding the .quota assigned. Lbtts Creek was the first township to report beating the quota, and Swea City was the first town to report in with a substantial balance above the assignment. $7000 Total Yesterday. Algona topped . its quota of $2050 with a collection of $2501.38. Biggest collection reported among the townships was in Burt, which turned in $418.25 on a quota of $310, getting more than $100 more than the quota. Seneca township ; also collected .more.than_$lQO .above.ihe quota, turning in $393.60 on a quota of $275. Union township did likewise, with a quota of $275, turning in collections of $380.90. Mr. Falkenhainer reported total collections reported in at noon yesterday of $7,000, which included some partial reports where work is still not completed. When the 19 other township and the seven other towns hav reported it is expected the coun ty total will be well over th $ quota assigned. Reports Up to Monday. Townships and towns report ing completion of their drives with the amounts collected ani the quota for each, follow: Township Collected Quot Harrison __, $325.00 $275.0 Seneca 393.60 275.0 Greenwood 316.75 260.0 Burt __ — 418.25 310.0 Lotts Creek* __. 378.25 320.0 Union 280.90 275.0( Whittemore 270.00 265 0 Irvington 278.45 270.0 Garfield ; 290.00 280.0 Town Collected Quot Algona $2501.38 $2050.0 Dakota 220.61 190.0 Swea City 358.00 310.0 Wesley 202.40 200.0 *First town and township t send in final returns. Bellhop Jailed on a Forgery Charge Wilbert Seering, late a bellhop at the Algona hotel, was arrestec Thursday and bound to the grand jury on a charge of forg ery. He is accused of forging en dgrsement on an $80 dividend check from a Webb bank, which it is believed, was lost by a note patron and found by Seering Bond was fixed at $1500, which Seering was unable to furnish and he is in jail. He is one- armed. EDW, KELCH SUCCUMBS TO FATAL BURNS Remains of Only Two Children in Blaze Recovered. Dog Tags Sent Out By County Auditor County Auditor Kinsey was devoting spare time last week to mailing dog licenses and tags to dog owners-throughout the county. As a rule there are 3300 to 35QO licenses in a year. Male dogs and spays are a dollar, females $3. Dogs are reported by the assessors. Damage claims due to Jogs are paid from the dog fund, but the county makes an annual profit of $1000 up to $1500 on the dog taxes. ONLY ONE PERMIT. One marriage license has been issued by the district court clerk in the last few days: Dick Meinders, Kathrine Kruse, both of Titonka. CALL FOR FIREMEN. Firemen were called at 11:45 last night to the Mrs. Clarence Shilts home, where a chimney was burning out. No damage was done. WEATHER The weather turned into the usual.. spring period of muck, mire, and misery over the weekend. A 5.9 inch snow that fell last week Tuesday had. melted, leaving a winter accumulation pi soot and dirt. There was a light rain yesterday, but not enough to wash away the dirt. The temperatures have been seasonable, Observer Nolte's report for tiie week follows: ' ,' High Low March 9 . 28 "" 19 March 10 "34 t| March 11 40 5 March 12 — ——42 15 March 13 35 25 March 14 „ 52 32 March 15 ,..i ,,5. Funeral services for Edw. Kelch and his four children, who lost their lives as the result of a stove explosion and fire Thursday morning at the A. C. Miller farm north of Corwith, were held Monday morning at the Corwith Catholic church, th* Rev. Ft. McConnell, pastor, conducting, and burial was made in the Corwith Catholic cemetery. Kelch's parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Kelch Sr., live at or near Kanawha, where George Jr. "M his brother Albert also reside. There are five sisters: Mrs. Francis Neumaiv, Shell Lake, Wis.; Mrs. Mary Wagner, Kanawha: Mrs. Irene Studer, Wesley: M». Elsie Phillips, Cicero, m.; and Mrs. Bertha Overhohu, Corwith. Julius Kelch, meat-cutter at Sorensen's grocery, was a cousin of Edw. Kelch Sr. Tragic news of a farmhouse fire southeast of Wesley Thursday morniri'g which Pcpsinine lives of four children in Cthe Edw. Reich-family- was published in the Saturday Shopper. At noon of the same day the children's father died of burns at the General hospital here, to which he had been rushed in a Britt ambulance. Only Mrs. Kelch and Sandra, a baby daughter, are left out of a family of seven. Second and third-degree bums which covered Mr. Kelch's whole body caused his swift death. He was only 35. The four children were Edward, 7; Janet, 6; Donald, 4; Arlene, 2. Sandra is only seven months old. She and her mother suffered light burns. Two Bodies Unrecovend. As related in the Shopper the fire resulted from an explosion when Mr. Kelch attempted to start a fire in a heating stove, using kerosene as a starter. The house was instantly set afire, and the blaze rapidly spread. •First reports had it that the children were upstairs, but that was denied by Kelch on the way to the hospital. He told Keith I Baltzer, Britt, deputy Hancock coroner, that all slept downstairs- he and Mrs. Kelch, with the baby, in one bedroom, the four children in beds across a hall. Baltzer, the Hancock sheriff, and the sheriff's deputy spent hours in an attempt to find the children's bodies in the ruins of the house, which was burned to the ground. They found Edward's charred remains under what had been a corner of the bedroom and Janet's on a bedspring, but there was not even a trace of the bodies of Donald and Arlene. Rescue Attempt Fail*. The two girls slept in one bed, the boys in another, Mrs. Kelch said. All were in the same room. Mrs. Kelch is the former Martha Beers, Corwith. Kelch was conscious and able to talk almost up to the moment of death. He said the flames from the explosion enveloped him and set nis clothing afire. He ran outdoors, put out the fire in his clothing, ran around to a window n the children's room, smashed t, and attempted to enter, but was driven back by the flames. Frantic Drive for Help. In her nightclothes and with \either shoes nor slippers Mrs. Kelch, carrying the baby without a blanket, escaped from the louse and found her husband in the yard, with clothing burned off and his skin a mass pf blackened burns. Mrs. Kelch hurried her husband and the baby to the family ar and drove a quarter mile to he entrance of the driveway at he Atchinson farm. There the car tailed in snow, but Mrs. Kelch's creams 'reached Atchinson, whp an to the scene. The Kelches" were taken into he A^tehinson home, and Atcbin- on called Baltzer. The Britt lire ompany ' hastened to the farm, >ut could do nothing, the fire having gained too much head- ivay. Mrs. Kelch and the fcaby are now with Corwwh. . The f arm "VmnritK- o*i

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