Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on August 24, 1944 · Page 3
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PAGE SIX Swea Cii:y Pays Tribute to Montgomery MEMORIAL FOR OFFICER LOS ININVASI Ceremony Honors KOSSUTtl"COUNTY ADVANCE, ALGONA, IOWA. THURSDAY, N Husband of a Lone Rock Girl. the Swea City high school |ym- ! Aug. 1, 1942, and on the following August 28 received his second lieutentnt's commission. The lieutenant's next location was Camp Butner, N. C. He was promoted to first lieutenant in 1943. To France on D-Day. The daughter Susan Jane was born to Lieutenant nnd Mrs. Montgomery in November, 1943. Mrs. Montgomery and baby returned to Iowa later that winter, i On Easter weekend, this year, j Harry came home for a surprise , , visit, but he had barely arrived i i when a telegram recalled him to I Camp Bulner for embarkation! with an overseas unit. ! I The unit was sent to England. * j then -to France, ort or soon after' ,.jj.' D-day, and was on duty at the front, being behind the German ALGONA BOY IN NAVY TELLS OF SOWESPAC WAR he Mrs. Ralph Moe was taken by surprise Tuesday afternoon when 25 neighbors and other friends called to help her celebrate a birthday. Five hundred was played, after which birthday cake and ice cream were served. * SENECA BOY MISSING.. Mrs. N. A. Smith, Algona, has Seneca, Aug. 22—Mr. and Mrs. „ ., , . . ., Alvin Nelson, farmers north of son David who is in the navy, Fenton, recently received a tele- and has been in service against! gram from the war department stating that their son Eugene By Mrs. W. G. Smith. Swea City, Aug. 22—An £ ence_of 700 persons gathered at lines'a"part oMheTtime! Details of the lieutenant's' ._ pay death are not yet known here, last respects to the memory of but it occurred on July 13. and j 1st Lt. Harry Ralph Montgomery, official word reached here Aug. 5. j killed in action in France Juljy 13. Besides Mrs. Montgomery and : The services were in charge of the baby, the lieutenant is sur-; the First Baptist church, of vjliich vived by his parents, Mr. and Lieutenant Montgomery wt|s a Mrs. James Montgomery, two 1 " in the nasium Sunday afternoon to member. A piano prelude including; gar's "Land of Hope and G and Mendelssohn's "Consola brothers in the armed forces ; El-' (Cpl. Edward in England, Floyd ory" in the merchant marine) a sister, tion" Mrs. Kenneth Letcher (Clara), of was played as the family took Alexandria, S. D., another sis- places, and a medley of patriotic ter, Lucille, and three brothers, airs was used as "member's of Keith, Allen, and Merlin, at Fisher Post of the Legion,, the home. United Service Women's local chapter, and the color guafd of the two organization's matched in. Marching with the Legionnaires were a number of honorably discharged veterans; of World War II. also Lugiort Legionnaires from Lone Rock, and, eight local service men hoitie on furloughs. ! War Bonds for Daughter. | The Rev. S. A. Anderson, Baptist pastor, read Scripture, gave of the Allied Forces' General Pat- prayer, and read an obituary of ton is visiting in the East Chain of the lieutenant, after \,vhich "Sometime We'll Understand" GENERAL PATTOH NEPHEW VISITOfS NEAR SWEA CITY Swea City. Aug. 22—A nephew the Allied Forces' General Pat- n is visiting in the East Chain community with his wife, the j vvaV'sun'g "by a qu»rtet"co"n$i"sting former Geneva Larson, whose j of Mrs. Albert Swanson, Esther parents ire Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Smith, Elmer lenberg, and Sam Larson there Link, with Mrs. Walter G. Smith Thc J g h j t at the piano. . , ,, A red, white, and blue floral " ame 1S als " Patton, but whose 'V stood before the pulpit and f lrst n f' 1le and rank cannot be the stage was beautifully decor- learned here at this writing, is m atccl with garden flowers gath- lhe sla . tes recovering from mjur- crcd hv United Service Women los suffered in action as part of a service against the Japs. Recently he wrote that he and the boys in service [£?.l^ en: .I™ 88 ??. 1 ?, with him had been permitted to say in letters home where they had served. Previously they were not allowed to give any news of where they had been. "When we left the States," David said, "we headed for the Marshall islands and took part there in the invasion, supporting the troops. "Next were were at Eniwelok, and after that sailed south to play our part in the Palau and Yap assaults. Then we covered troop landings at Alipa and Hollandia. "While we were in that area we dropped anchor at some of the Admiralty islands. After we left there and sailed north we took part in the invasion of the Marianas. Guam, Rota, Saipan, and Tinian. We were anchored off Garpan. only city on Saipan. We were so close to Tinian thatj Dr.'F. Earl Burgess went to we could watch the bombard-1 Ayrshire Sunday, and .Mrs. Bur- ment thoro. With glasses we had j gess accompanied him' as far as ringside seats. > Spencer, where she spent the day These islands are bigger and; wit h a sick friend. Doctor Bur- look more livable than the oth- j gesS) as A i gona dislrict Methodist ers. Thc Gilberts and the Marsh- j SU Derintendent, is now conduct- alls are nothing but ' " 'with „ in action in !• France since July 9. He has been in the service two" and one- half years, and had been overseas since June. SMOKE SHOP SALES. The extraordinary Smoke Shop demand of the last few years for copies of the Algona papers continues. Last week 218 copies of the Advance were sold. * . STORE CHANGES HANDS. Lu Verne. Aug. 22—New owners of the Corner Store here are Harold De Groote 'and M, G. Cody, both of Humboldt. Al the morning service at the local Methodist church Sunday Pastor N. A. Price presented a young couple, Mr. and Mrs. Gco. Dolch, who were on their way to Anchorage, Alaska,'as missionaries. Mr. Dolch was graduated from the Boston school of Theology, his wife from an eastern teachers college. The congregation rose in their honor and sang, Blessed Be the Tie That Binds. Mrs. M. J. Junes and her sister Mrs. Edna Harr have traded houses. Mrs. Jones now owns the Harr house near the Dau home, and Mrs. Harr, who wanted a smaller house, now owns and occupies the Jones tenant house next east of Wm. C. Dewel's. The who had the tenant house, have moved to the Jones house. Mr. Helmke is a foreman at the county sheds near the fair grounds. Mrs. N*al Smith has secured ! train transportation for September 6, when she will leave- for I Philadelphia to visit her son-in- 1 law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. i C. L. Ogg. Mr. Ogg is a chemist in a government laboratory. i Mrs. Smith will be gone at least three months, and during her ab- i sehce her house will bo occupied ! by Mrs. Mary Harris-Jenks, ! whose husband is in California, where he is a welder. I The Albert Haggs spent «Sun- 'day with Mrs. Hagg's father, Frank Ernst at Humboldt, and helped him celebrate his 71st BUV WAR BONDS AND SAV/NGS STAMPS * a few palm not above ten or 15 feet abov'c the water anywhere." sandbars I j n g fourth and last quarterly con- trees, and are ferences at churches in the district preparatory to the close next month of the conference year. and the Baptist flower commit- pl3nc crew tee. At As nearlv as can be learned the rocmest of Lieutenant here_(it was not possible to reach Montgomery's widow and par- the Larsons by telephone Mon- cnts. friends did not buy' flow- day), young Patton s plane was crs, but instead gave money for for ccd to a high altitude when war relief work and missions, attacked by enemy pianos, and Contributions for the purchase of the extreme cold froze his oxy- blood plasma were received, and § en mas , k to hls hce - Then when the Lone Rock community, with the mask was removed, the skin war peeled off with it. }yj rs The young man also sustained daughter chest injuries, but whether as a result of enemy fire or of the cold Swca City relatives, gave-; bonds for Lieutenant and Montgomery's baby Susan. Gold Star Placed. Following reading of the list of the memorial gifts, a gold star was then placed on the church's service flag. By request of Mrs. Montgomery, Esther Smith sang, "When the Blue Star Turns to Gold." The gold star was brought forward and put in place by Lt. Franklin M. ("Zip") Koons, who is at home on furlough. | By coincidence, "Zip", who was the first American soldier : to fire | a shot on enemy soil in this war,• (at the raid on Dieppe, France, in August, 1942), was here toj attend, the memorial for the f in|t local I soldier to be killed in France in the war. It was on "Zip" Koons d^iy here two years ago this monjh that Lieutenant Montgomery and his bride returned to Swea qity for their first visit following marriage. At that time Harry had just received his commission <\s second lieutenant, following graduation from an officer training school, and he and his wife (the former Beulah Glqdstonc, Lone Rock) had been married that month. Flag for lhe Family. After the gold star ceremony, Pastor Anderson delivere;| a memorial, sermon following which the quartet sang, "Doef Jesus Cure?" A United States flag was presented to the family by Corpmand- cr Sam Hethershaw, Fish|;r post, and the benediction was fallowed by the sounding of Taps;' "Onward Christian Soldiers]" was played for the retiring of the- colors, and Gottschalk's pielody, Thc Last Hope, was used for the recessional. As friends filed from the hall, they passed a small tablje upon which was a fine photograph of Lieutenant Montgomery flanked by a vase of red, white, apd blue gladioli. His officer's difess-cup and gloves lay beside the picture. A beautiful memorial folcjler was given to everyone who attended the services. Many friends from Lorje Rock and Ledyard were prespnt, as were, also, present and | former members of the Swca City school faculty, on which Mrs. Mtjmtgom- ery taught for some year Lieutenant Only 211. Lieutenant Montgomery, eldest son of James and Bina (Walker) Montgomery, was born January 24, 1916, in this community. He attended school in Gran; township, later here, and was graduated from the Swea City high school in 1933. During his high is not known here. Farewell for Si. Joe Girl— St. Joe, Aug. 26—A farewell 1 party was given Friday evening j for Martha Anna, eldest daugh-j ler of Mr. and Mrs. John Freilnn-1 ger here, who left today for the i Ml. St. Francis convent, Dubuque. Neighbors and other' friends! gathered at the home for cards,! and lunch was served. Martha! was given a purse. | Attending: the Matthew Wey- j tiers, the Elmer Gronbachs, thci Thos. Colcmans, Mr. and Mrs. j Julius Frost, the Peter Bor-j manns, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Wag- j ner. Mr. ond Mrs. Lawrence Bor-1 mann, Mr. and Mrs. John Bor- j mann, '.he Ted Hilberts, the ; Char|es Bertes, Jos. and Peter i Freilinger, Anita and Bernicej Stattelmann, Nick and. Mike Alt: man, and Donald Melvin. LOANS BUDGET PLAN S50 - $150 - $200 OR MORE If Ihe amount of cash you need is large or small you can secure a loan under our convenient monthly payment plen, or a seasonal plan if you are a farmer. ;> Why not call and let us tell' you more about our helpful finance service. Loans can be arranged confidentially and quickly on your first call. Phil J. Kohlhaas Algona, Iowa. Phone 22. General Insurance Agency. i.Vi "i <ffe^ kif to come horn* to .'; '',; . Itwp your young btauty • That's'the way HE will feel about YOU ... if you-KEEP your YOUNG beauty! But it is "Hello and Gopd- bys" because when these R&C* satin .and ELASTIC satin GOSSARD step- ins and panties are GONE . . . there are.no more for the DURATION. 5.00 4.50 The Chrischilles Store bifthday. Mr. Ernst, a retired farmer,"has not been well lately, and has lost completee use of his right.arm. Since his left hand is off at the wrist, he Is badly handicapped. Me is being cared for by his daughter, Mrs Ben Dodd, whose husband works at a DeKalb plant at Humboldt. 'A iub dUzrlci rally for the Methodist Youth Fellowship wilt be held at the Ambrose A. Call state park next Sunday. There will be picnic meals both afternoon and evening. Churches represented other than the Algona church will toe Good Hope, West Bend, Lu Verne, Livermore, Wesley, Sexton, Burl, Tilonka, AUGUST and Donn. c *«urch The R cv pnslor o[ ' and sub. bo in char oversea^ and'CI] f [?H days. John H 0 7 d °"' d bc «i3 also in the Mcrrf ?!l was with him. Oi'v.i M " an active service W „ n ? w Atlantic, Meditma nca ? h « East and Pacific w^ besides, a gold -in 1 i ant Marine pin'awaif Kossuth County Fair] Base AUWJST SI—Lone Hock and Wesley al I2 : ;j 0 SKl'T. i—liniicrnft Jr. Legion uml Alsionii |( (> j 3: Jo P. 31. Dane JLOIJAL HALL SAT. MGIIT, S<>]itniiln>r o, ,,J Klijthm Hi!ml. MIDWAY AM) CAUMVAL (Held "over from Fair.) Here are a (he many Styles we do have 1 Fo r school days he took a pi- part in the school's baselall and basketball activities. After graduation Har employed by various Sw firms, principally at filling stations, till his induction i:lo the army in 1941. After (raining at Cam erts, Calif., the young man was promoted to corporal, th sent to Fort Benning, Ga.. minent was 23 City o Rob- 5= PL AII) SPOHT 1 SHIRTS = Ages (j to 18 ys. 4 4 Q = Plaid flannel. I • I O = Ttvill liroudfJoth S Plain and Plaid I 1.50 1.95 2.25 SNAPPY Mj; SPORT COATS Ages 8 to 18 7.95 9o7S 12.75 COM'KAHTIxa SLACKS of Gabardine 3.95 4.90 6.90 THESE ARI FASHION Dark Tau JACKETS Plaid Lining. Ages ti to 1C Good looking. 3.45 New Fall I'laid Lined STATION WAGON COATS Ages 4 to 16'. Tan, Blue, Reel 6.95 SMARTLY STYLED FALL SUITS New shades of Blue, Teal, Brown. Ages G to 1C. 7.9512.7516.75 I Clothiers Leuthold . 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