Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on November 23, 1944 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, November 23, 1944
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,«J Victory 'guy Bonds lowa'n Bunt Wrokly of lowa-Membor y ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 23, 1944 10 Pages 80 Columns Number 11 AR PRISONERS GOING TO SCHOOL ^^^ •»•• •»«• **•• •*•* *.*« •«•• ohn Bauer, Wesley Boy Reported Missing in Action, Returns lUCATIONAL IURSES GET AN ARMY O.K, nerican Prisoners i Germany Given Like Courses. Glimmer of Hope That Ley, Lakota Flyer, Is Still Living GERMANS SAY 3 IN BOMBER MEWULLEO By Inez Wolfe. for prisoners are being ed at the Algona Prisoner jfar camp with the co-opera- fof the War Prisoners -Aid of y. M, C. A. and through the ision of the University of icsota. This school was se- fcir prisoners here as a ,r of convenience because fside camps from the Algona are located in Minnesota. nsin, Iowa, and Nebraska fersities also offer extension to prisoners in this area. He classes function with the joval of the Provost Marshal jie U. S. army at Washington, He approves the schools [also the subjects they offer (instruction. Chaplain T. K. |bner has charge of forward- ipns.of prisoners doing ex- work, to the university ding and recording. Trans- college credit after the ( pdepend on rules of the .d:'which the prisoner at- |<4.The.men, however, are bjmuch concerned with cred- l;with instruction. : ['Many Courses Offered. e'nsion courses are offered estry, agriculture, calculus ^several students are pursu- purses in theology. In Ger- pastors and theological nts are not exempt from .ary service as they are in |United States. classes offered at the e of high school grade or hnical and handicraft skills, [schedule O f class subjects for i' 17, was, dramatics, French, nical instruction in trades, fical engineering, metal ng, carpentry, Latin, archi- e and chorus. The classes daily from 7 to 9 p. m., are also classes in litera-j i lectures on Goethe, two oil! ting classes, two classes in' hand, six in English for be- and two .in advanced Teaching in all subjects by specially qualified ners who have had experi- mstructicn. Music and Drama. i is an orchestra of accom- musicians at tho camp nembers practice .whenever tunity is afforded, The 1 is a violin player who, be- te war conducted a sym' orchestra in Berlin. re is also a dramatic group [two professional actors, one the movies, the other from igitimate stage. This group |on plays and is permitted to a small admission to other ; rs, the admission bein ' coupons from the accrueu Ss of prisoners, and these pn s may be used through the exchange to buy music, FO, • tnere is no prison [Uiese items will be furnish- M g V he Prisoners Aid of •M. C. A. The same holds o ior the purchase of text Were is a library at the „J or . reference study, but S^k U ^- mBy also order "« ai their own expense. .„„„ tau eht are selected by '"soners through a question• ine most popular course English. The size of Ley Not in the List and There Were 4 More in Crew. Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Ley, Lakota, have received a government letter bringing at long last a ray of hope on the fate of their son "Jimmie," only word of him received since he was reported missing in action last February. The information was meager, but the letter said the plane on which he served was last seen near Abbeville, France, 15 miles from the English channel. There it was attacked by anti-aircraft guns. The plane, which was on its way to a target, turned back, dropped its bombs, and was headed for tho coast when it went down, but when last sighted was still under control. The German government has officially reported three of the crew of seven dead, but Ley's name was not included. The youth was a staff sergeant and engineer gunner on a medium bomber, and he had 25 missions to his credit. Hurrying up a few hours in a newspaper shop in order Jo let the staff have a holiday like others do is next 10 an impossibility, but that is what the Advance is up against as Thanksgiving this year falls on press day. To make the deadline, some correspondence and some columns of home news have had to be omitted. Nothing has been "picked" for omission; what does not appear is just what was left when the deadline showed up, and what is still timely will be used next week. ALGONA WOMAN SENTENCED TO REFORMATORY Yes. It Did Snow, But All Gone Now Five Years for Mrs 1 . Viola Uthof on a Guilty Plea. What the oldtimers might call "a spit of snow" fell yesterday morning, the first of the season, but only sufficient to whiten the ground'a little. It soon melted, but gray skies and chill weather held out over the day. Mercury readings for the week by Observer Nolle are: High Low November 16 40 35 November 17 39 34 November 18 43 36 November 19 46 31 November 20 39 36 November 21 36 28 SENATOR KIER WILL DISCUSS SCHOOLS BILL Dated to Speak Here on Proposed Code Revision. H. S. BASKETEERS FACE A SCHEDULE NOW TILL FEBRUARY PARENTS GET WAR MESSAGE HE IS SAFE MRS, KEMPLEY, ALGONA, HEADS KOSSUTH R, C, New Leaders Elected at Annual Meeting Here Tuesday. Officcrp were elected for the Kossuth chapter of the Red Cross at the annual meeting at the Al- Mrs. Viola Uthof, Algona, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a charge of prostitution and lewdness, on county attorney's information before Judge G. W. Stillman at Emmetstaurg, and the same evening she was sentenced to five years in the woman's reformatory at Rockwell City. Yesterday morning Mrs. Uthof i was taken to Rockwell City to! begin serving her term. Under good behavior it is possible for her to bo released after serving a little more than a year, SCOUTS SAVE 30 TONS OF WASTE PAPER torium. The senator is a member of a commission appointed by the governor to prepare a report on revision of state school laws, and will give information on the j report and the ways in which it Recently, through the efforts of I will affect taxpayers, teachers, 'iBoy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Camp- 1 board members, and other citi- State Sen. Robt. Keir, Spencer, will be speaker at an all-county meeting sponsored by the county Council of Education next Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock The Algona high school basketball squad is now in training for the first game of the- season against Humboldt on the home floor next week Friday. Other home games and teams | are: December 8, Eagle Grove; I December 22, Goldfield; Jan. 5, Clear Lake; Jan. 9, Emmetsburg; Jan. 12, Clarion; Jan. 19, Swea City; Feb. 13, Livermore. In each case the evening will feature a double-header, with the first game between the "B" squads of the schools. Out of town games are: Emmetsburg, Dec. 5; Webster City, Happy Thanksgiving Today as Family Worry Ends. at the Algona high school audi- Dec. 15; Livermore, Jan. 26; Humboldt, Jan. 30; Eagle Grove, Feb. 9; Swea City, Feb. 16; Goldfield, Feb. 20; Clear Lake, Feb. 23. * The charge was brought Tuesday after some days of quiet in-: vestigation by Algona police; Sheriff Cogley, and other Algon- ians. Late in the afternoon the girls, and interested adults a special effort was put forth, principally in the south half of the county, to salvage waste paper that would otherwise likely .be sheriff and Policeman Cecil Me- d ."e for the furnace or back yard Ginnis went to Mrs. Uthof 's,j toe- apartment .over the Mathes cafe^-In-the.driye more than-30 tons and made the arrest. Taken Before Stillman. 'of waste paper, including 'old i books, magazines, mail-order cat- fore Mayor CRETZMEYERIS NEW PRESIDENT OF KIWANIANS Dr. C. H. Cretzmeyer was cers from over the county were present. Preceding the election, a short business session was held, and it was voted to allow mileage for • persons officially connected with the organization when on official Red Crops business, the same to be 5c a mile, to be paid from the chapter budget. Antoinette Bonnstetter, Algona school nurse, talked on the present urgent need for nurses, and „_„,«,= Mrs. Lucille Zerfass, county of the Kiwanis chairman, spoke on the necessity Tve-way race for in foreign countries. Applicants and W. A. Vigars tion, physical fitness, and per- were elected'directors. isonality. Under unofficial procedure but M«s. Kempley New President, by club custom, the man elected ! county chapter officers elected vice-president is advanced in the for t h e poming year are: following year to president, thus chairman, Mrs. Walter Kemp- learning the duties during his leyj Algona; chairman for north year as vice-president. Kossuth, Mrs. Wm. Ley, Lakota; Five were nominated for the chairman for South Kossuth, Mrs. post this year: Joe Bradley, Al- W ill Ristau, Lu Verne; first vice- bert Granzow, M. B. Griffin, Dr. cha irman, Joel Herbst, Algona; R. M. Wallace, and Doctor Hoff- secretary, Mrs. C. C. Smith Burt; ^ _ & _ man. Under the rules, if none ot treasurer, Mrs. John Fasbencter, j prior marr iag ei anr i the five received a maority, a Algona er in the evening, under quesr tioning, Mrs. Uthof admitted the truth of the charges, and then, and sensational, testi- be sentenced immediately an spend some time in jail, awaiting trial. After this decision, the woman was taken to Emmetsburg, where Judge Stillman was holding court, and after he had questioned her imposed the statutory sentence. Mrs. Uthof was accused of entertaining soldiers and others in her apartment, picking them up pated. and Titonka to the Central Fibre Products Co., of Tama. The business houses in Algona were not solicited, because they have regular weekly pickups by local dray Imes. The emphasis was placed on cleaning out attics and basements, and it is considered that the youths did a fine job and gave valiant and effective service to the war effort. Thirty Tons Collected. The towns that had paper drives included Burt, Titonka, Lone Rock, Whittemore, Algona, and West Bend. The rural schools of Cresco, Plum Creek, Irvingtpn, and Union townships also partici- zens if enacted into law. The report is now ready for presentation to the legislature this winter. To teachers, school board members, organizational heads, etc., have been or will be sent invitations to attend the meeting,-but a public invitation to attend is extended to all other citizens. Representatives of the Farm Bureau, the Legion, the V. F. W., ~ ~ " clubs, 4-H at beer parlors or other places. During the questioning names and other information were cited to her, also testimony that she had been seen in her apartment with three soldiers one evening last week. Divorced by Husband. Mrs. Uthof'was divorced by her husband August 22 on a charge of cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple were married at Fenton Nov. 29, 1939. In the divorce proceedings Mrs. Uthof's age is given as 44 She had one From the towns the following amounts were collected and delivered to thg central loading place: Pounds Burt 5,810 Algona and rural 11,08.0 Fenton - 3,950 Lone Rock 2,020 West Bend 8,170 AVhittemore — 1,820 Titonka and vicinity 30,0 This made a total of. more than her name Shortage Still Acute. According to word received by run-off election between the two Qfficcjrs for the branch chapters of ,the county for the ensuing year are: Algorja—Mrs. Bermce Brandt, highest was to be held. In the first vote Mr. Bradley and Doctor Hoffman were high, ,„„„., but neither had a majority. In the chairman; Mrs. Dons Barnard, run-off election Doctor Hoffman v j ce c h< irman; Mrs. Harriet Hag- won by a close vote, 20-19. ! ga rd, secretary-treasurer Yesterday was also the regular Burt-j-Mrs. Jennie Reibhoff, meeting day of the Soroptomist chairman; Mrs. Genevieve Gra- business girls' club, and the girls , iam| v j C e chairman; secretary- and the Kiwanians had luncheon treasurer, Mrs Erma Pratt together. Later the girls retired elsewhere in the hotel for a business meeting, while the Kiwan- ians held their election. written his wife that he is taking Fentcn-Mrs. W. B. Wolfe, chairman; Mrs. W. J. Weisbrod, vice-chairman; Mrs. S. E. Straley, secretary; Mrs. J, A. G. Smith (since deceased) treasurer. Lakota — Mrs. Lucille mg, Ley, Ukena, see- a cafe here, but that was sold some weeks ago. Officials yesterday were ORDINATION OF CHURCH ELDER HERE PLANNED The Algona Presbyterian 'church will have an ordination service Sunday morning at the usual church hour, 11 o'clock. Joseph Skow, Wesley, elected elder at a congregational meeting fill the vacancy caus- Some Kossuth families whidi have lost sons in the wars doubtless can't help grieving today, but for the R. C. Bauers, Wesley, this is the happiest Thanksgiving ever, for the son John who was reported missing in action last week wasn't missing at all. The very day the missing report was published in last week's Advance the Bauers received a war department message saying John was back with his company. Then this week Monday came a letter from John himself, who said he had a new mailing address, and the family now thinks that this may have caused the missing report somewhere tween here and France. be- f clubs, and all other organizations . d b the death f Dennis Prattl - •-- • . . , „. in the county are particularly in- w :ii vited. To spread information concerning the school code revision project, the county council has set up a speaker's bureau which offers the free service of teachers and laymen who have volunteered to attend organization meetings and give full information on the proposal. Senator Keir represented the 47th district, which then included Kossuth, before it was divided and Kossuth, Emmet, and Palo Alto counties were sheared off for a new district. He remains senator from the rest of the old -17th. 4 be ordained. The service will consist of the traditional "laying on of hands." Mr. Skow who will be the youngest elder in the church, is superintendent of the Sunday school, and has been prominent in the Christian Endeavor, having been regional vice-president of the state. The senior choir will sing, under direction of Mrs. Thais Beughly, and Wallace Roscoe will sing the offertory solo. In the evening two young people's groups will meet at 7 o'clock. The junior Westminster Fellowship leader will be Sheila Hansen, and the senior group will be led by Janie Brown. f mak- before marriage to Mr. Uthof was Antone Johnson, chairman of the Mrs. Viola Depue. ' Algona drive, there still remains For a time the couple operated an acute shortage of waste paper - • .. --.-i and it is tne p a t r i 0 tic duty of ev- | erybody to save, not burn, the waste. "From government sources," Mr. Johnson said, "we learn that a stack of newspapers the height of a Cub Scout will weigh about 100 pounds and will provide I enough pulp to make 200 con; tainers for blood plasma or 200 son, chairman; Mrs. Evelyn Dei- containers for field rations—used ing arrangements for proper care of a 13-year-old daughter who, County Attorney Miller said, would probably 'be taken by a relative. his own An older son is making way with tin P r atwn which is more or less * * majority of the 'pris- e engaged in study. > % A- Aids **»<»»«• • War Prisoners Aid oj th* ls d °mg a great ser- Prisoners over- those interned countries. Class- as .given at the Available to our , as stated by the and Red Cross offj, 4 talks with thek n eeds and with ' t 116 u for «Pproval. K the «commenda- complied with urer. Fiynn - sec - ing classes in Spanish and draw- retary. ing. Prisoners of Germans. Other Kossuth county prisoners of war are: Sgt. Leonard Appelquist, Swea City; Pfc. Gordon Dimler, Lu Verne; Cpl. Richard Lavrenz, Burt; Pvt. John Muehe Jr., Wesley; Pfc. RusseU Larkm, Algona; Pvt. John Spongberg, Al- Lu Cotton at Lone Rock. Lone Rock—Mrs. Angus Cotton, cPiairman; Mrs. Emil Kraft, vice chairman; Mrs. Frank Flaig, vi T.' •& —„„* Toncon treas- for all our fighting men both in Europe and in the Pacific. "Thus the some 60,000 pounds of waste paper sent last week from Kossuth would provide the necessary containers for about 120,000 field rations or 120,000 containers of blood plasma. ^ _ t "When we consider the mil- readT "discussed! lions of boys in service, the effort tering, vice-chairman; Loretta Merrill, secretary; Mrs. Harold Clark, treasurer. Election of branch officers at Swea City will be held later. County Budget $7000. The estimated budget for Red Cross expenses for the year March 1, 1945, to March 1, 1946, inclusive, was ALGONIAN SUFFERS FRACTURED HIP AS A SCAFFOLD FALLS Frank Lewis, employed by the Cowan Building Supply Co., went to Burt Sunday to help his son Bob build a garage. They erected a scaffolding from new lumber, and both men were standing on it and at work, failing to notice that the nails w^re gradually loosening. Finally tbe tructure gave way, and both fell ix feet to the ground. The elder VIr. Lewis suffered a broken hip, and he was taken by ambulance o the university hospital at Iowa City Tuesday morning, accompanied by Mrs. Lewis. It is .nought that he will have to remain at the hospital several nonths. The younger Lewis was shaken up and bruised in tha fall, but was otherwise unhurt. 'Dick' in Address at His Alma Mater Former U. S. Senator L. J. Dickinson, Algona, now of Des gona; Cpl. Verne; Lt. gona; Pvt. Dale secretary; urer. Ernest Jensen, treas- Lu Verne—Mrs. Lloyd Smith, . I iv/r,« T A Nplson. S6C- and approved as follows: Home service expenditure, $1,500, financial assistance, including grants and loans, $2,500, total $4,000; disaster relief and civilian air, $25, home nursing, $25, nursing enrollment, $50, to- chairnian; Mrs. J. A. Nelson, sec- mm; Krs. the Howard" Smith; Lu LeROy Earring? 'Lone' chairrrjan; Bock; Lt. Gerald Steussy, Al-.vice- gona; and Pvt. Michael Algona. Pvt. Pfeffer and Larkin are imprisoned in Philippines and all others named are in German prison camps. Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 8 p. m., be a meeting at me *«> Ui war prisoners and par- of men reported missing in n . are invited to attend, will be a speaker at this for Welhou5en , treasurer. wry Wesley—Mrs. -Wm: Boyken, ehair- Schuter.vice- Buffalo township; secret ary; j Bra ey , chairman; Mrs. Vee Mullin, vice- chairn'an! Mrs. A. M. Lease, sec- "SgffiWK* Conrad Alig. Mrs. D. Oswalt, vice- John Uhlenhake, se j' B Geelan, treasurer. Bancroft-Mrs, ifettta dent prevention, $255; Junior Red put forth in a waste paper drive is the least we can do here to help supply ourjfighting men." Football Boys Are Guests at a Party Mr. and Mrsi Elliot Skilling, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Gregson, and Mr. and Mrs. Russell Cook Cross, $75; production, $1,500; war fund expense, $75; public in- entertained the football boys, formation, $15; general chapter their coach, Gene Hertz and As- administration, $600; $355. The budget is $7,000. , Contingen- total estimated sisting Coach Craig Vinson at dinner last week Tuesday evening at Cook's in celebration Gerald Skilling's 15th birthday The event was a surprise for The retiring county officers are- Mrs. Lucille Zerfass, Al- _. _ . gona, chairman; Supervisor My- Gerald. A birthday cake decor ron Johnson, Swea City, first ated in the school colors, blacl v°ce chairman; Mrs. V. V. Mul-, and red, was served, and a whit, lin Weslev second vice-chair- football was centerpiece. Fif man; Joel Herbst, Algona, third teen'candles were on «he> cake vice-chairman; Lurena Wessel, The 'boys presented Gerald with Burt secretary- Mrs. L. E. Lin-.a woolen shirt. There were 2C nan,'Algdaa,-treasurer. ' persons, io, attendance, . Boy Stunned in a Fall Off a Horse Titonka, Nov. 22—Jimmie, 10- year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Fritz, fell from a horse ten days ago, and lay unconscious in a field half an hour before he was found. He had started to a corn field horseback to tell men at work there to bring the corn- picker in. Search started when his horse returned to the barn without him. When found he was still unconscious, and he was immediately taken to a doctor who found that he had suffered injuries to his back. He is getting along satisfactorily at present. « SON ALGONIAN IS SENT HOME, HOSPITALIZED S.-Sgt. Sigwel Wood telephoned his mother, Mrs. Jos. Bestenleh- ner, Algona, Monday forenoon from Charleston, S. C., to say that he arrived there Sunday on a hospital ship. The sergeant has been hospitalized since last May 26, when he was critically wounded in Italian fighting. A machine gun bullet entered his body at the arm-pit, penetrated his chest, and went out at the back. His right arm was broken. He has now been returned to the United States for further hospitalization and treatment. The young man, who is 22, completed four years of army service in October. He belongs to the 34th division, which is 1 ." made up mainly of Minnesota-- anl Iowa men, and this division.. has recently been 1 much publicized because Senator Gillette asked Secretary of War Stimson to relieve the men of that hard- fighting division from further combat duty, charging that the men were extremely bitter, and many had been in combat 2% years without furlough. Secretary Stimson has denied the request, i Ex-Ottosen Youth a Malaria Victim Ottosen, Nov. 21—Mrs Ernest Enockson's brother, Russell Cooper, air force lieutenant, is on leave with his parents near Humboldt. He was graduated from the Ottosen high school, and has been in India for some time in an air transport command. He has been awarded the distinguished flying cross,' the air medv al, and two oak leaf clusters. He lias had malaria three times, and is now recovering from another attack. He will return to Santa Ana, Calif., Dec. 7, and will be Sudden Death for Algonian's Father Mrs. D. A. Barnard received news Friday that her father, Lew Van Arnan, Tacoma, Wash., had assigned new duties there, died suddenly that morning from a cerebral hemorrhage. Mr. and Mrs. Barnard left for Minneapolis by bus, and there took a through train to Tacoma, expecting to arrive Tuesday for the funeral. The Barnard children, Lois and Dar- Truck and Car in Wesley Collision a Cornell College Founders' and Builders' day program at the King Memorial chapel on the campus Tuesday. The day is dedicated to persons who helped build Cornell college to the place it now holds among universities and colleges. Mr- Dickinson, who was graduated from Cornell in 1898, has been a trustee of the college many years. VIoines, delivered the address at! rell, were left with their mother's - - • - aunt, Mrs. C. A. Norman, Winnebago, Minn., till the parents' return. » Algona Youth on a College B. B. Team Indianola, Nov. 2,0—David Laing, Algona, freshman at Simpson college here, is a member of the college basketball team now in training for the season's first game, which is to be played against Hamline college, St. Paul, this week Friday at St. Paul. He is the son of O. B. Laing, superintendent of- the^ Algona schools. LOSES HER FATHER. Mrs. Mary Simon received news last Thursday that her father at Carroll had died. Mrs. Simon, Isfy. and Mrs. George Simon, and Mrs. John Kutschara attended the funeral Saturday, Thanksgiving Sees Fenton Girl Bride Lotts Creek, Nov. 21 — Announcement has been made of the approaching marriage of Melvin, son of Mrs. Martha Pompe, to Luella, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Mueller, Fenton. The ceremony will take place this week Thursday at 6 p. m. at the St. John's Lutheran church, Fen- 4on, Rev, A..F. Otto officiating. A car driven by Philip Mf Goetz,' Wesley, rammed into the rear of a truck driven by Curtis Benskin, dlso Wesley, on the pay ing yesterday morning near Wesley. The tr#sk had stopped to fix a tire, and mist and .rain freezing on the windshield of the Goetz car prevented Mr. Goetz from seeing }t till too late to prevent a crash. TWO CASUALTIES, Yesterday's Des Moines Regisr ter included two Kossuth boys in, a list of lowans wounded in aq» tion in the European theater; Pfc. Winfred W. Knecht, Algonaj Cpl. Donald & Sherman, Wes? ley. Particulars have not been learned. UNION seTs BUSTT, % Union, JJoy. g2—Union town,? • ship's quota for thl sixth loan is $3.1,000, been.

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