Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on October 26, 1944 · Page 1
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PAGE TWO FIRST HEMP OF 1944 SEASON IS PROCESSED German Prisoners to Be Employed on Night Shift. By Inez Wolfe. The first hemp of the 1944 crop was delivered to the mill here Oct. 19, accordiTig to E. S. Kinsey, manager. The mill is now processing 1943 hemp, but as the new crop comes in it will be processed immediately, because it has an excellent 'ret' and will make a superior quality of fiber. When this crop has been milled, \vork will be resumed on the old crop. No hemp was contracted for last spring by the local plant, because it was one of seven Iowa plants slated to be closed. The mill at Britt was to process the Kossuth '.Top. That mill, however, now has more hemp than it can care for, and has allotted 1500 acres to the Algona plant for processing. This additional run will carry the local plant into production till late in August, 1945, it is thought. Previous it had been supposed that the mill would shut down next April on completion of the 1943 run. Thirty-Two Growers Here. Thirty-two growers in this county planted hemp last spring, with a total of 500 acres. Alfred Schenck had the largest field, 60 acres. This season has been much better than last year's and the crop is therefore superior. Last year the net average value was S86 an acre, though some fields ran as sigh as $190 an acre net. In September, this year, an unforeseen new marketfor American hemp fiber opened up, and England is now taking all that can be sent to her. The 42 hemp mills in the United States built as n war measure have contracted to supply 20 million pounds of fiber a month to the armed forces, 1 which is an average of half a million pounds from each plant. All of the 42 war plants are identical in structure, and there are 11 in Iowa. Three Shifts Soon. The Algona mill is now running two shifts and will soon have a night shift. The employment situation locally became acute when school opened. Teachers, housewives who left small children at home with older children, and schoolboys had to'quit work and -go back to school or home. It has so far been impossible to recruit local labor to replace them and application has therefore been made for German prisoner labor. The prisoners are expected to 'begin work in a few days. War Prisoners' Pay. The prisoners will not work with or at the same time as civilians. They will have the night shift -under mill supervision and under guard from the prison camp. The going rate of pay is 60c an hour, and they will work a 48-hour week. They receive no money, 'but for each day worked will be allowed a credit of'SOc at the prison exchange, or a total of $2.40 for the 48-hour week. The remaining $26.40, minus a deduction of one cent a mile as a credit to the contractor for transporting prisoners and guards to the hemp plant, goes to the government to help maintain and defray the expenses of prison camps. At present 55 men and 30 women fire working at the plant. The minimum rate of wage is 60c-an hour for a 40-hour week, plus overtime at time and a half pay. The workers are averaging a '60- hour week now. Oldest Employe 71. War Hemp Industries carries accident insurance on all employes. There have been no major accidents since the local plant has been in operation and the longest absence for a minor injury was two days. The oldest employe is a man of 11, and there are two women past 10 who have been working since the plant opened and are among the most dependable employes. No woman under 18 can be employed; no male under 16. Every community in the county except Swea City, Ledyard, and Lakota is represented by workers. Waste for Fuel. Power at the plant is generated by burning 'hurd,' which is the pulp or refuse after processing the hemp. This chaff is drawn into pipes with suction fans and transferred to the furnaces. No coal has been used except when fires were first made to test out the machinery. The large pile 'of refuse at the north side of the building is surplus 'hurd.' The Algona plant began operating April 11 and has shipped out 51 carloads of processed fiber. Long fiber .bales weigh 500 pounds, and 'tow' fiber bales 325 pounds. They are used for different qualities of rope. Hemp growing was pushed in i the United States after loss of the ] Philippines, when the supply of. hard fiber including sisal was cut off. Uses for Hemp. Hemp is used in thousands of yards of 6 to 8-inch hawser on! battleships for anchorage and! towing purposes, for abandoned ship mats, for landing crafts— even much "of the thread for sew- rnadfc of hemp. Wesley Pilot a&d Crew _KOSSUTH COUNTY ADVANCED ALGONA. IOWA. KOSSUTH YOUTHS IN ENGLAND HOLD ft WPW REUNION Mr. nnd Mrs. .Martin Becker,! ,.. Waller, THURSDAY, ~ southeast or Ai r ^ ^ fr£,^i?^^ Ccntor - Mr - hcth iniEhgWnd two years. Beck- bookkeeper hel-e for the Miltei. er is a radio operator in the- air -Lumber Co. cbrps and fin's been overseas since i last February. Becker has a brother George, also in service, arid in a recent. " RUFUS WELTERS AT CORWITH CELEBRATE Wesleyans who attended celo-. brat ion of the silver anniversary , er, r. nhtl ;Mw. Elmdr Dnughn, Britl, and ttdlph Welter, Mason City ''• - „,.- .. , . iUt °nded. ' uns n "rn Mr* r ,, cbi & ""• *-4 to Portland township, have had n himself one of the- ten best gun- letter from their second son Sgt. ' ners. He -was serving on a 5- — Frank H., who is in England, ' man .team of . instructors from of Mr. and Mrs. -Hutus: Welter, d in" on; Harlirigeri, Tex., and this team Corwith, Sunday were ^Mr. ; We.l- ( saying recently he 'walked Cpl. Paul Egel, of Irvington, , ranked township, and the letter's English' bride, and spent two days with them. The boys are former neighbors in Irvington township. _________ second in the meet. George was also one 6f ten high .men" >in Individual competition. On practivo with clay 'birds, he got 97 out of a . -pos.-.ihle IOC. .. _________ . . Corporal Egel wrote his par- i is the elder of the two brothers, enls, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Egel, George, who also is sergeant, ter's parents,'-Mr. and Mrs.:-Ro1J- ert Welter, Mr. aild Mrs. Eihy,' Loebig, Mrs., gillie Loeblg, Mrs., Anna Loebig. 'Mr. :and Mrs. Victor Loebig, Mr. and Mrs.'Leprtard: Arndorfer, Mr. nnd Mi's. George Vitzthum, and Mrs;'-fillh Dolaii. CASH $30-$50-375-$100-$200 or MOB *•"'' For Your Fnl1 C . -.. Your Fall c.xponse" ••^n" 1 -^."""" nru ' rpllevc financinl strain win i s'dM'^lphn. Have only one small pjiymonl i, a low -' •^i|«|Wiof'several.. A loan'.plan is avail ii' f l ocl e .rAwJfe&hnrtied ,or single. fnr m <« SPECIAL TERMS FOR FA 'TJ??*"'-"i "**<***? Regarding your money wMIjBoirobiigaie you in any way. tl^-.' • PhilJ. Kohlh Phone 22. mogt ra aas LOT OF WESLEY FOLKS will have no difficulty in recognizing one face in this picture, namely Jfhai of No. 9, Robert Slu.der, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Studer, Wesley. Bob,' who entered the army air corps in Match, 1943, was commissioned second lieutenant at Roswell, N. M., last January, and in July was sent to England for combat service as pilot of a 3-17 Flying Forlress. A few weeks ago he was promoted to first lieutenant, and at that time had completed more than a dozen missions over Europe. No. 1 is his waist gunner; 2, engineer; 3, lail-gunner (now deceased); 4, radio operator; 5, ball turret gunner; 6, navigator; 7, co-pilot; 8, bombardier. ing buttons on army uniforms \s\ Since hemp'.has been processed as n war measure it 'has -be.en found that the tensile strength of the rope is geater than o.f sisal rope, and that it is easier''to'han- dle, having greater resiliency. Algona hemp 'fiber is being sent to-the Minnesota State ^prison at Stillwater to, be made into rope, and other, outlets are-Ludlow, Mass., New York, and the New England states. : Prospects are'now looking'good for a '1945 crop to .be -planted here. • * HERD LISTED IN Purple Heart One of the important farm sales of the season will be that of W. A. Stoutenburg, which is to; take place next week Wednesday! at the farm 3% miles west of Hurt, beginning at 12:30.p. m. Mr. Stoutenburg will sell 46 head of livestock, including one i smooth-mouthed bay mare and ai Guernsey -dairy herd 'consisting of one-bull and 12 'high grade cows. Thirty-two : Berkshire Chester White cross shoats, and a line of farm machinery, etc.,i also a ; few household, goods will' be offered. Flaig and ; Preston will be'auctioneers; the Burt Savings Bank, clerk. Mr. ' Stoutenburg remarked when he ordered his auction bills that he "sure hated" to sell his dairy cows. ; His herd is one of the most outstanding dairy herds in the county. After some 40 years or more -of farming, the Stoutenburgs are leaving the farm, and will move to -Swea 'Gity, where they have bought a modern home. For a few years in the last war period the couple lived at Algona. Don Buffington, grandson-in- law of Mr. and Mrs. Stoutenburg, will be tenant of the farm next year. The Bui'fingtons have-been living in the tenant house tin the place, and Mr. Buffington was in' Mr. Stoutenburg's employ. Mrs. Buffington is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Roy Budlong, .near Titonka, and Mrs. Budlong is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stoutenburg. Mr. and .Mrs. Stoutenburg also have one other daughter, Mrs. H. V. Jones, who lives near Swea City. PRESBYTERIANS HAD A UNIQUE SERVICE AT CHURCH SUNDAY A family and home service was held at the Presbyterian church Sunday, the Rev. C. 'C. Richardson, pastor, using as his sermon theme, There's No Place Like Home. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Mc'Kinvand their five children were'the largest family present. The oldest, couple (longest married) was Mr., and Mrs. Wm. Turner, married 49 years; the youngest Mr. and'Mrs. Don Weaver. The oldest person in attendance was Mrs. Jennie Colwell, 86, and Louise Mae, 15 months, was youngest ; member of a family. She is the daughter of 'the Joseph Skows. The 'family coming the farthest distance was the Harvey Hack- barths, 'Clear -'Lake. Twenty-nine families had a 100% family 'at-, tendance. rRS HARRY R. Montgomery, •*• 'Lone Rock, ihe former Beulah 'Gladstone, Monday received from the War Department a Pur p'l* Heart awarded .posthumously Ip 'her late husband, an infantry lieutenant who was killed three weeks after the invasion of France when a German shell ex- plo'ded near his foxhole. A brother in "service latfif" found his grave. Besides his wife, Montgomery left a baby daughter Susan, now 11 mos. old. The Montgomerys were married two years ago. Harry was the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Montgomery, Swea Cily farmers, and his mother is the former 'Bena Walker there. He entered service in June, 1941, and was sent overseas in May, 1943. Before he .entered the army he was engaged in various occupations ai Swea City. The cut was lent to the Advance by the Swea City Herald. Johnson, Swea City, Suffers a Stroke Swea City, Oct. 25—Silas Johnson, 56, suffered a severe stroke Saturday evening. Ho had worked hard all day at the elevator, loading soy beans, and had gone about his chores quite late that evening. He was found unconscious by his wife, when she returned from her Saturday evening shopping. The Johnsons live on an acreage at the east edge of town. Four From County at 'Northwestern' Four students 'at Northwestern University, Evanston, ''111., out 'of a total of 147 from 'Iowa are 'from* Kossuth county, -according to a dispatch from theinews service'of the university. The Algona stu-; dents are: Barbara June Haggard, School pf Music; Ruth June Lavender, College of Liberal; Arts; Patricia S. McEnroe, School; of Music. The remaining Kossuth student is Marian Lorraine, Krantz, Titonka,, and-she -is- en-, rolled in the University School of Journalism. - i FOR SALE Folding Cot and Mailress, $8. 9x12 Armstrong Linoleum, $5. Parlor Heater, $30. Extension Table, square, $8. Shop Heater, pipe, $5 Steel Wheelbarrow, $5. Rubber Tire Barrel Cart, $10. 20 gal. Crock. $2. Tan enamel Kitchen Range, $35 Stoves available Nov. 1. Call evenings F. M. CHHISTENSEN'S Wesley 80 Acre FARM No iiuprovuinonls. Section 1«, Townslii]) »4, north of Kange 2i), West of the 5th trhi." Meridian, K o s s u t Ii County, Iowa. Best cash price hnys it. Submit your offer now. STACY J. MKHUJNKH, Streator, Illinois. RECOMMENDS FOR YOUR GREATER COFFEE ENJOYMENT! 'TINE BLEND" Tac-Cut is ground in two styles Regular and Drip. Whether you use pot; percolator or drip •method, you -can be sum of uniform portliness all the time tvlien you lise TAC-CUT "Fine Blend" COFFEE. SiancM Peas WHOT/E KEUNEL A'o. 2 Cuu ...... lie 140 SUPERB SHOESTRING BEETS, No. 2 Can,.. Town Talk—Ex. Heavy Syrup n HOOKS Brown 'Beans 11 ' , DEL JIONT13 '•SEEDLESS •^ & ntf^QEy^^t d !?• i\ r f RASSawS, iS r^. .. THOMPSON SEEDLESS mmm,2 J& SWEET ' 5, 2 ^ MORTON'S SAUSAfJE 300 100 130 240 300 240 CRISPY, GOLDEN BROWN WAFFLES/PANCAKES AND GEMS MADE WITH RGBB-RQSS WAFFLE &.PANCAKE *MIX* RECIPES ON BAG 31-LB. FAMILY BAG .»} ROBE-ROSS BUCKWHEAT GRIDDLE CAKE MIX 3 1 LB. «| 2 BAG JlC f Per Can .. .90 NEW PACK TOMATO COUP ^RANGE-FED • U N E A TI OWED BEEF ,By braising you can produce savory pot roasts v; arid Swiss Steaks. This beef makes satisfying •stews . . . full of rich brown gravy without excessive fat . . * and YOU CAN BUY IT WITHOUT POINTS! BULK LARD ib. 15c MINCED HAM ib. 25t Ring BOLOGNA 25( PORK NECK BONES, Lb, . PORK HEARTS, Lb BEEF HEARTS, Lb FRESH GROUND BEEF, Lb SLICED BEEF LIVER, Lb .I9c .I9c 25c ,29c NEW CROP TEXAS S E ED LESS I Dem (o iinnsiml growing ronilitlon Ilifsu 'JVxiis SerilivsH ^rapt-fruit, liuv_ till llic hui'ctiu'ss Him flavor iiHiiully'not atlltiilod uiitil Novi'iu'brr or I>ft'fiiilx.T. Tlwy'ru the iilrul winter liculIU fruit . . . servo them often. Crisp, Juicy Jonathans, Mi. Yellow ttlobe ONiONS 10 iij s . 29$ Original nu Id. ifciB .$1.29 JERSEY SWEETS (i ib«. .-250 (Yi«l>, Solid CABBAGE IVr Ib. r>0 Ib. u»if .$1.29 Superb Evaporated i HILK,3 27c •Robb-Ross 'Cuban-Cane SUGAR _ Lb SYRUP 5];: Dromedary Gingerbread MIX, Package 20c Oapp's Baby Food Oatmeal 2 toT 2B0 'Rite Butter 1-lb. Pkg. CRACKERS . 24c Algona BUHER It. 45c Ma Brown "Whole Wheat BREAUi: I5c STREAMLINE PAPER NAPKINS Packaffc of 80 .. 100 NATIONAL HONEY WEEK Frosted Cookies RING LEVER SAUSAGE, Lb, ...28e SKINLESS WIENERS, Lb 33e BULK PORK SAUSAGE, Lb, ...33e SUMMER SAUSAGE, Lb. 38e ^"^^"••"•^^^^^H^™™ w - ^^m^M^^^"«^^^"* : Tender-Flavor some GRADE "A" LAMB Shoulder Chops ,J4c Shoulder Roast ,,33e Lamb Patties, Lb, 2* LAMB STEW, Lb, I8e Leg e f Lamb, Lb, 36* Morning Toilet TISSUE, Ro» -•••*' Superb Sanitary i NAPKINS, 2 Pkgs.» Oliv-HO YOUR AT Ml E ALT I ME

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