Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on October 26, 1943 · Page 1
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luyMore Wor Bonds tautf Named Iowa's nest Weoklv ! Iowa-Member , 1927 ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 26, 1943 Pages 64 Columns Number IAN PRISONER WRITES HOME ,1-my AtrjCorps_Exarrunirig Board Coming for Tests of Cadis utljs Accepted Are tet 'Wings' as Reservists. IrAdvancc has received the pwin(i'.official announcement: Jbtraveling army air • corps ition-i cadet examining board , army recruiting headquar- Dcs Moines, will be at the foha.jpostoffice Tuesday, No; 'i2, to conduct official cx- .Jons for men interested in tiing future aviation cadets. examinations, con- jj'lingipf a final-type mental .4. a (preliminary physical, ill be! given promptly at 10 n, Applications and infor- '' V may be had from the y aviation cadet exam- (bojird; from any civil air ol' recruiting office; or • Veterans of Foreign Wars addition to 17-year-olds, 18 to 26 are eligible, if not igcdjin essential industry or iculturc. Newly modified sical|requircments now make iityc for men with visual 20/30 corrcctible to 20/20 glasses, eligible to"-join. 1 ly-year-olds who' success- quklify and enlist will be t«1 with aviation cadet . to; wear as reservists. They pontinuc schooling ^till af' v er (tag; the ,18th. birthday, p'ro- •'VAc. school term ends with- njonths after age 18. As ijed j men on reserve, they 'hot''be subject to the draft, aviation cadet's education- ining leading to possession coveted air force ' wings commission as pilot bom- Bier, ;or navigator lasts well a year. The course includes months of study at a' selccl- :ollcgo. The -aeronautical cdu- m received is valued between '" and $30,000 for each ca- |«ED Kenefick and Schaap Called for Service in Armed Forces |R RESERVES DOCTOR HERE ——- -^^— AND DENTIST GET ORDERS IKERS SCARCE )R PRISON JOB vea City, Oct. 25— A contract- lagent was here last Tuesday prch of men to work at the F camp at Algona. He had visiting other towns in a |c oojindcd by Spencer, Spirit , Ustherville, Mason City, Fort Dodge. to the time the agent reach«e he had hired only,; ten • ne said he found popahfllls rywhere filled withvpia^-but 'were mostly farm'dfs bf're- Jmen who were not in the pet for jobs. fe work at the camp is ex- N to last till about New . ; The pay is 70c an hour, 11 Pay and a halt' ' 'after 40 I,-..' . Thores °n and- i Waiter h « £ . Swea City, are carps working there. L - — * — ^~ pee Decree for Rudolph Haacks G \ W ' Stuinian granted V 0 , Hazel Haac k from « k y ester day in dis- Mrs. Haack was also ie dy » of the chi ldren, I 6 "*. 3, and Earl, 3 months t «, settlem ent made out of **" «PProved. The couple '?S H eS^ urt in 1937 M Ha ? ck lj v es a t Lone Mr .Haack being em- 1 'n Des Moines. The di- iwV, g '' ante d on cruel and ™> treatment charges, 1 were_not contested, Commission for GirUt Wesley and Mrs. Ihno ™, ceht ly» graduated , C S llege ' Northhamp- e W a ; and is n °w an ensign loke M eS " Sh e was to go to ' Ma . ss - ^r further train- a g rad uate of Wes- l - he University of 1S a g ran ddauh- veteran Queen Gets Crown of Flowers Schaap Leaves Today and Kenefick Will Depart Soon. Dr. John Kenefick went to Des Moines Thursday, passed final j examinations, and way commis-1 sioned lieutenant commander in) the medical corps of the navy. He' will report at San Diego, Calif,, Moveml-.cr 22. j Dr. C. D. Schaap, who volun-l leered for naval service some! time ,-jgo, has passed final examinations and been commissioned lieutenant (Sr. grade). Last week he was expecting to report for du'y this week Monday or Tuesday. The doctor was born in Le-. Mars, but spent most of his life ; nt Sheldon before he came here.! He wos graduated from Morning-j side college, Sioux City, and five | yeprs later, in 1935, was gradu-! atcd from the state university! college of dentistry.. i Doctor Schaap came to Algona' in September, 1930, and had ever! Cilice practiced here. • Twelve vears ago he was married to Clara Reynolds, Swca Citv. and i the couple have two children, j Dunne and Don. Mrs. Schaap j and the children will, for the; present nt least, remain here. There are now four other Kosc uth dentists in service. Doctor 1 Aillnud, formerly Whillcmorc, is | lieulencmt commander in the navy in the Hawaiian isles; Doctor Pfeffer, Weslcv, is' a captain in the artnv; Doctor Anderson,. Swea City, a 1 captain in the armyj ovcr?eas; Doctor Kirscli, Ban- crntt, a captain in the army. There -ire only nine practicing dentists left in the county. The local dentists are Drs. Karl R. Hoffman, H. M. Olson, H. L. McCorkle, and A. J. Eason. Else-j where in Kossuth are: Lakota, Murray; Titonka, Torgerson; Burt, Thompson; Fenton, Ruske; Bancroft, McDevitt. Doctor Wais, who practiced here a year or so before entering the armed forces, has been reported killed in the Solomon islands, but the report has not been verified. SEAMAN PHONES WIFE HE^S SAFE Fenton, Oct. 25 — Seaman 1/c Lyle Bassett, shipfitter in the navy, called by phone Friday evening from Boston to inform his wife that he was safe. ' Lyle had just returned from Belfast, Ireland, and had been at sea since Sept. 6, and on this trip he saw action and suffered in-. juries, which included a broken hand and wrist. The young man, who is 23, had been in service a year last August, and he saw action in the. Aleutians. He has received decorations of merit. | Lyle is the son of Mr. and Mrs.: Charles Bassett, Sherburn, Minn., I and a brother of Mrs. Raymond Stoebev, Fenton, and of Mrs. Lewis Reed, Algona. His wife is the former Maxine Black, Al- gon'a, and is living with the Stoebers. «, 'This is the Army' To Be Shown Here The celebrated movie, This is the Army, is billed for a showing at the Call next week "Tuesday. This play is not sponsored by any local organization, but in many other places has been so sponsored as a means of raising money for the Army Emergency Relief Fund. It has been hailed by movie critics in many cities as one of the most outstanding movies of the year. There is an all- star cast. In neighboring towns where the picture has been shown,-newspaper comment has been highly favorable. PRELIMINARY SETUP NAMED FOR GAP HEBE Second Meeting Will Be Held Tonight at Bryant. JUDGING FROM THE smiles oh ihe faces of the girls this was a big event when Marjorie Mitchell was crowned Homecoming •-( Queen Friday night between, halves of ihe Algona-Clear Lake football game, but'the faces of Ihe boys are sober. Also in the car< driven by Jane•'Cretzmeyer, and/who were attendants of ihe Queen are: Helen Baas, Lorna Faulstick, LaVonne Bacon, Marilyn Keen, and Thelma Putz. .They were all nominated by the members of the football team, and Marjorie was elected queen in 1 a student voie. FALKENHAINER AGAIN LEADER FOR R,C, FUND M. H. Falkenhainer was reelected chairman of the war fund drive for 1944 of the Red Cross at a meeting of the county chapter at the library Thursday, with Mrs. Lucille Zerfass, chapter chairman, presiding. : A proposed budget of $7100 for 1944 was presented and approved. A nominating committee, composed of Mrs. Weisbrdd, • Fenton, chairman, Mrs. Murray,' Lakota, Mrs. Dawson, Wesley,' and C. A. Phillips, Algona,, was named to prepare a slate of'nominees for county officers for an election to be'helcl later this year. 'Scuffies' io Be Made. The quota of convalescent robes for wounded service men is nearly filled, Mrs. Zerfass; reported. However, there is a shortage of material, and-the original quota will be changed to include "scuf- fjes," soft slippers, in place of the robes. •..'.• Mrs. Sam Medin explained the way these are made, and a Miss Murray, field representative for the state, who was present, explained the need for such *os- pital production. Wounded boys are not provided with pajamas, robes, slippers, or bedside bags. A $300 program on hospital production was adopted to be completed by March. If materials are not available a substitution of overseas kits was approved. Branches -Must Elect.; Branch chairmen were advised to hold election, of officers for 1944 in the first two weeks in November. The next county meeting will be November 18, and branch officers mus.t be elected prior to that date though they do not take office till January 1. , : A Red Cross accident prevention course was explained, and if 15 persons wish the training the MISSING Lorin Larson received a message Sunday saying that his son Donald Merritt Larson was miss- sing. Donald was in the navy ordnance. His father is now in the Seabees, and the telegram was sent to Algona because he is expected here this week for a short furlough.. Donald is a grandson of Mrs. Hettie Larson here, and his falher worked at the Galbraith pool hall before going into the Seabees. When last heard from Donald was in California, but it is not known here where he was stationed when he was reported missing. national organization will send in an instructor in November. The course takes a week's time, Prison Camp Service. Miss Skow, junior Red Cross chapter chairman, gave a report of activities, and said one school in the county had signed up 100 per cent in the prograni. . An inquiry and information service for prisoners to be interned at the local camp when it is completed will be conducted by the Red Cross, Miss Murray stated. Courses for home nursing instructors open each Monday at the state college at Ames, and the chapter pays the expense of a person wishing to take the course and return to instruct for the chapter . Packages for Prisoners. Mr. Phillips clarified the ruling on packages for prisoners of war. Permits are issued only to next of kin of the prisoner, and others wishing to send packages cannot do so unless they use a permit issued to the next of kin. Miss Murray gavij a talk on her experiences last spring during the Illinois and Iowa floods, telling how Red Cross units moved in and .evacuated, housed, and fed refugees till the flood subsided, and then assisted in resettling them. PLEA FOR AID IN DRIVE FOR COUNTY CHEST By A. E. Kresensky. The drive to raise money for the. national war fund is still in progress this week, and will not officially close till November 20. This is a cause co-equal in importance with the Red Cross; a cause that every American should consider it a privilege to contribute to generously. The USD, "the,, home away from home" for some 2,000 Kossuth boys is one of. the causes. The other 17 have been listed in this newspaper. It is. difficult to understand the giving habit of people ' to this cause—when, for example, a widow with several children to whom the war fund was explained insisted on giving $5, while a well-to-do family contributed only a dollar! One is .frankly puzzled about what people think of both our own and other valiant fighting men in cases like this last. Definitely many people seem not to know what the county War Chest is for or what the national war fund is for, though we have tried to tell it through the newspapers and in special meetings over the county. Simply it is this: Would you rather be solicited 17 times (the number of relief agencies) for a dollar to $5, or would you rather give $5 to $25 at one time, thus saving both yourself and workers time and expense? The following townships and towns have exceeded their quotas as this goes to press: St. Benedict $ 75 Seneca township 536 St. Joe — —— 75 Swea City - '- 585 Lu Verne township _ 502 Union township 495 Lu Verne (town) '__ 355 COUNTY SUNDAY SCHOOL CONFAB A county Sunday school, or "church convention of Christian education," is being held today at the Burt Methodist church, the county president Frank L. Ryerson, Burt farmer, presiding. . Gilbei-t Cook, who hails from Des Moines, is state secretary of a committee on intei-church co| operation, and supervises Sunday school education throughout the state, is present and taking part in the program, which follows: Forenoon Session. 9:30—Registration conducted by the county secretary, Mrs. Jerry Heetland, Lakota. Statement by the county president. Roll call: one minute sharing of successful church school projects. 10:20—Panel: "Resources of Togetherness"—(What can be . better done together than separately): 1. On the state program level — state worker, Gilbert . Cook; 2. On the county level, the ! Rev. Euj.'cnc K. Nelson, pastor First Lutheran church, Algona; H. On thfi mnnnunity level, the j '. Rev. Paul Figpc, pastor Presby! terian church, Burt. i 11:00—Discussion: Opportuni- ! ties and Methods of Working Toi gether, led by Mrs. Gilbert Cook. ! i 11:30—Appointment of conven- j .tion committee, Mr. Ryeraon. 11:40—Meditation, "O Love' That Will Not Let. Go," Mrs. ' j Lance Riebhoff, Burt. j 12:00—Recess for lunch served i at Vinaas hotel at 40c plate. j (Meeting of convention committee during noon hour.) Afternoon Session. 1:30—Report of committee and election of officers. 1:45—Worship service, Mr. Cook. 2:00—"Resources for Leadership Training: the New Approach, Mr. Cook. 2:20—Group Conferences: i. Resources -for Helping Children. 2. Resources for Helping Youth. Organization of a Civil Air Patrol squadron was completed on a temporary basis last week Tuesday night in a meeting at the Bryant school building. There were 74 prospective members present. A second meeting will be held tonight at the Bryant building, and classwork will be started. When sufficient members have passed the required tests and number of hours of work the squadron will be organized on a permanent basis. Dr. W. D.'Andrews was named squadron commander. Dennis Prptl is executive officer; M. A. Bartholomew, operations officer; M. H. Falkenhainer, adjutant: Lloyd Gerber, flight commander; Milford Plathe, supply officer; D, E. Dawel. intelligence officer: and H. S. Roth, communications officer. Tli3 drill is being conducted by L. M. Merritt and W. A. Lorer.z. . The course of study includes two hours and 40 minutes of classwork oer session each week. The first 40 minutes of the period is devoted to drill and military courtesy. The next hour is devoted to the study of such subjects as meteorology, navigation, aerial photography, radio, and maps. This is followed by an hour's instruction in first sid. Officers of the For t Dodge squadron will give the program at the meeting tonight. An instance of CAP activity occurred last week when a two- engine army bomber was forced down near Wesley. The operations office at Sioux City was radioed, and a CAP plane brought repair parts and a mechanic from there to repair and start the plane on its journey. The CAP .is a civilian auxiliary of the United States army enforces, and when on duty the members are subject to military rules. • Off duty they return tc their status as civilians. It is not necessary to be a pilot in order to join the work. . + H. M. Smith Chosen for Kiwanis Leader At their last Thursday luncheon the Kiwanians elected offi- cei-s: president, County Engineer H. M. Smith; vice, Dr. C. H. Cretzmeyer; directors — Joseph Bradley, Supt. C. U. Pollard, and Albert Granzow. Mr. Smith will not know of his election till he returns from employment on the Alran highway. The new officers will, not take'office till the first meeting in January. The program was in charge, of Richard Norton; of the Norton Machine Works, and pictures made of the U. S. Steel Corp. were shown. Harry Collins, of the Rotary club, operated the picture machine. THREE TO SEABEES. Three Titonkans left yesterday via the local draft board office for Des Moines to enlist in the navy construction battalion. They are Geo. Andersen, Henry Korte Jr., and Fay Elliott. Today Evert Frost, of Whittemore, goes for a like purpose. The men had made nrr j "ioi's arrangements v and examinations with the navy. POST SON CAPTAIN. Robert, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Post, Algona, was recently promoted to .captain in the army air corps. He is stationed at Lincoln, Neb. Robert's brothel- Dick, navy storekeeper 2/c, is stationed at Norfolk, Va. 3. Resources for Helping Men and Women. 3:10—Report on county recreational problem, the Rev. C. 'C. Richardson, Algona Presbyterian pastor. 3:25—Closing Moments, Mr. Cook. ' * •^-^ <*»•<*• %!/». ^ ROSEWALU IS SAFE 1 PRISON G Says He is We Praises Red C Service. Some weeks ago it w t:-d that Li. Charles Ho Blue Earth, grandson o E. Rosewall here anc "Katz" Roscwall, Bli clothing dealer \vho w in Algona, was listed as in action" after a fjyin fight from England o many. Later it was learned was alive and unhur prisoner of the Germa the home folks have re letter from him, accc Thursday's Blue Eai which said: Well, Almost Haj "Lt. Charles Koscwa] r- prisoner of war in a prison -camp, is appare and 'almost happy,' ace i letter which he v/rbt "amily in Blue Earth. "The letter w-.s wri tembcr 4, and arrived terclny, in less than 40 "Lt. Rosewall was ta oner by the Germans bailed oul of a flying f •i raid over Nazi-held August 17. At first he as missing, but a 'few word of his capture wa through the Internal! Cross. Text of Lettei "The letter which his parents here received lay follows: "'Dear Family, greet '-Sermany. I -am well a •>.appy. ' The Rod Cross m excellent job fee •lothing us. They'll ne iet a contribution from " 'We live in little 'icre, and do bur owr tnd housekeeping. Th inly necessary work. if my time 'I read, wr 'tudy French -and Spa hazardly and sit around " 'Hold any, mail I r< use sending it way ovc lakes too long, anywa; Can't Write Ofi< " 'The number of let write is limited, so dc about not hearing from I hope mother is doin ter her operation. Gr .me. Chuck.' " "Lt. 'Rosewall had •lumber of men who 1 :ombinet, but the Ge ;or had crossed the m \side from that, the .ived in its entirety. " Three in Jail f Excess Fir Sheriff Cogley's 'h been entertaining three tary guests during the All -are 'outsiders' win too much firewater. hails from Minnesota ar name was Merle Me was given 11 days 1 Kohlhaas. Geo. L. Gii and Clarence Faucett, Grove, got off with each. All three were for jobs or employes i.l oners' camp. PERMITS TO MA] Four, marriage license sued last week by ti court clerk: H. F. 'C Fort Dodge, Theresa P Lone Rock; Clarence H lyn Mae Butterfield, !> Henry Theesfield, L Wis., Helen Peril, VI Otto Leonard Karels, Arlene Hammond, Bant HARRINGTON PHC1 Lt. R. J, Harrington promoted to captain months he has been Clark, Mo., in charge cf oners. Recently, hov was sent to Princeta with a detachment of who were to dig potato section. « „, _ ,,, • — HOUSE IS SCL The Rev. J. C. BU sold his house on So, to Douglas, Wjidin, + ^ V ION IA IMP and •oss ; rcport- iwall, of Mrs. C. son of j Earth s reared "missing fortress er Gcr- tlvjt he but a s. Now :eivcd a ling to .h Post, r. , who is German ,ly well ording to ; to his ten Sop- . lore yes:lays. <en pris- .vhen he >rtress in territory vas listed ays later received jnal Red wife and Wednes- ngs from id almost is doing ling and ?er fail to me again. combines cooking it is our The rest te a bit, ish hap- and talk. ceive — no r here. It n. ers I can n't worry me often. ; well af- :et every- isled the ved in a •man cen- mber out. letter ar• >r ewater otel' has j involun- last week. 3 imbibed One who id said his v'm Rand ay Mayor ffin, Alta, of Eagle ten days applicants , the pris- RRY. s were is- e district Mueller, uerstenau, ,unt, Eve- wea City; adysmith, littemore; Amanda :roft. 4OTED. has been Of late in Camp war pris- vever, he n, Minn., prisoners es in that , D. imaa has Minnesota

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