Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on November 30, 1944 · Page 7
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 7

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, November 30, 1944
Page 7
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5EGOND SECTION ^tomn re November 30, 1944 [F NEAR FRONT her Letter Told Straw for Bed in a Barn. day, and I'll explain about il They arc quite a way back, so wo nc Roc^Youth Fighte With Hard-Hitting Fatten Army in North France *1 rtir n Mfl Til ...... 1 .. !.. i . . — " NCHARD SON OF.LIFE' 2f! K so wo , Thcn ' Wc;ro lhrco lcnls . =>nd . ™ hcn wo entered No. 1, the group The writer of this letter is the I ancj «d oC us WHS bathing in No. 3 fourth of five sons of Mr. and Thcir clothes were in No. 2. Mrs. J. M. Blanchard, Lone Rock, j Ei 9ht Minutes to Bathe. and is with Gen. Patton's army. Mer we undressed we entered I rh n em Sr C feTetkrtu e n d da ayg °an: "L^TE hT* ^ nouncing that the young man had i 7 l walcr> To ' been slightly wounded in action 1. was aboul lhc coldest Saturday, Nov. 11. 'Gene', who is single, is a graduate of the Lone Rock high - - ..»* ,j school, and he attended a Mason . wash <-'d what I hud been wear- City business school two years. lng - Nci ther did I have a towel, so I ha<° shirt single washing machine. They are digging their potato and beet crops now. A kind of for the digging, and y have cld - hoe is used the erops are hauled home in crude earls. They work in the fields close to the front and within range of field artillery. wo' Y° ur( ' in a burn al Present, WL i ;md in an attached part lives a dirln'i w,,, -,—{-" were j I'rench family. Some of our men ciicin t nave a clean pair ' forced with heavy steel rails— good protection against artillery fire. The second floor is a haymow, and the roof is of heavy tile. On jthe ground floor there is a 20-ft. driveway on one side, and on the had, and the tents whlc wabatl '• cook geese and pics for them. I don't care One pie you saw in their working they both clothes yesterday. Today are dressed up and look clean and well to do. The church is somewhat banged up, so thc people really look belter than thc church. wearing I Oclber, 1941, and was trained at ••- „. ^ un Camp Woliers, Tex., later at Ft. 1 KIVC a clciln W(jr 'l undershirt, s Benning, Ga., where he was com- ' nit ll °"> lnc -' n »clded a nov - was com missioned 2nd lieutenant in infantry. He was sent overseas last June, and after only tv/o weeks in England was sent to France. Gene has a brother Jesse Jr., also a 2nd lieutenant in the in- I fantry, at present stationed at am Fort Benning. Eugene Blanchard. newhorc in France, Oct. [ the eve of the anniversary i v third year in tho army. I .{ill in very good health and Writs arc high. _ • I received my expert m- nan's badge, and I am it home. It's pretty nice fig and thc beautiful thing traveled by truck. After we got it is that no one but a sol- j there we had to stand in line out- the infantry can earn it. j side thc tents awaiting turns, bul taken for showers to-- ( shortly we entered lhc first lent. did so w -a i /-t. / ~ A R ° al Ch ° W £ ° r ° nce ' At fl rmy chow tonight we had Colder Than a Foxhole. Some of my men are going to church this afternoon. I allend- ed services and communion last Sunday, and it was held in thc alleyway of a barn, but nonethe- lhe "'Wool turtle-neck sweater and my "''. really delicious meal. The prin- i as a s( eas big mackinaw, after which I was !clpal ltem W2S friud chicken, and and II two rcall .V warm. , I got two pieces of white meat, whale... _,„.. ^ lllto „. J01 I got a now GI pair of gloves, i Wc a]so lla " Cashed potatoes and linen. The barn is very dark and this time I'm going to' hang p zw V> corn J )rcacl . , marmalade, j I have a small gasoline candle onlo my gloves. The Weekly Wash in France. I ] ^ C cak& You will wanl to know some-! This I-,;,-,, . , ^ b . JUU .,,._ ^... , loirMlocs, coffee, and some real-j use in reading or writing. I-or once I w.as sal- This is All Saints day i tl linr , .,!„>,,, ( u ,"',' '„,'"-'•• " lls h' 1 -™ is some 120 feel long I and Ihe people tiling about the people here. They i and GO feet wide- '" •••.-. ' ' all live in towns, and every town ' has a stream or fountain where clothes are washed. It's a crude way, but somehow they do gel things clean. I haven't seen ' a .other side of the barn is an addition of some 40 feet for thc family home. Loose Straw for a Bed. Thc floor whore we are is cov- wilh slraw, on which for we stretch two shcllerlcss a good service. halves and a blanket, covering. The weather has turned cold, ourselves with two other blank-; and I wouldn't be surprised to ct - s - | see snow any day now. It was I have set up a couple of boxes . colder sleeping in a building last sort of office for my platoon. | night than in a foxhole. ' there I distribule mail and! I've never written you of my whatever else comes in for the !-----• so j commander is a fine officer, one for ! of the besl I've worked under. He j has plenty of 'guts' and is on the day in the job all the time. Last night wo Catholic calendar, November 1, j celebrated his elevation to cap- Farland keeps to himself so much that I really know liltle about him. SPEAKERS ON SCHOOL CODE ARE OFFERED !_-- of this French fo u height of | town were up early, clopping perhaps 50 feet, Ihe walls are of! along Ihe cobblestone streets in stone and cement. On the bottom i their hard-heeled or wooden floor^ the ceiling is only eight shoes .and setting up a real nigh, but it is n very thick! racket. But you would hardly The county Council of Education, composed of representatives of teachers in the county, has organized a speakers' bureau for the purpose of making citizens of the county acquainted with pro- fellow officers, so here goes: Our posed school code revision. Some laymen as well as the teachers are making a study of the report in preparation, for public talks. Interested groups who want such a speaker at civic, or other meetings may contact Alvena Miller, council presi- ton, Algona; Nan Hewitt, Fenton; Mrs. C. C. Inman, Bancroft; Mrs. John Kain, Algona; County Supt. A. E. Lauritzen, Algona; Mrs. J. A. Mueller, Fenton; Lyla Olson, Algona; Chris Reese, Algona; Supt. A. H. Schuler, Swea City. Supt. V. J. Tatum, Fenlon; Mrs. L. O. Wolfe, Algona; R. A. Beane, Lone Rock; Mary Woodward, Whittemore; Marie Mitchell, Lone Rock; Supt. Francis Slagle, Whittemore; Helen Leigh, Irvington; Marie Bleich, Wesley; Supt. R. L. Gowen, Fenton; Josephine Lund, Fenton; Helen Cody, Ledyard; Faith Schlcnsig, Algona; Katherine VanNess, Algona; Lola Kowalke, Algona. * Swea Cityan Shows German Parachute layer of cement inlaid or rein- I know them l o be the same peo- lain. Then there is Lieut. Elvin, with whom I fight all the time. He is fun, bul we argue every chance we get. He's a hard worker and very conscientious. Lieut. Rigg is a quiet fellow, and Lieut. Me- Swea City, Nov. 14—A unique educational, cxhibit on dis P la y in a window at the Bob Bell Ford garage here recently was a complete German parachute sent to Mrs. Bell by her brother, Joseph M. Blaha, dent who is an Algona teacher, or Fidelia Skow, secretary, who is deputy county superintendent. | serving overseas. The sergeant Speakers available are Richard also sent the same thing to his Brouwer, Ledyard; Muriel Bur- mother at Belle Plaine, Minn. In Person! FREE PANCAKES FPFF IIAInk Aunt Jemima, a real person you all know, will be present at our store all day Saturday, to show you how good her pancakes are, Served from 10 a. m. tO 6 p. HI. She invites you to come in and be served with Aunt Jemima Pancakes! Served from 10 a. HI. tO 6 a. HI. Fruits and Vegetables Texas Oranges, per doz. . 29c TEXAS SEEDLESS DOZEN {Grapefruit, 96 size doz. 39c LEMONS ..... 6for23c jPorta Rican Yams . 3 Ibs . 25c Yellow Onions . 3 Ibs. . 19c Cal. Carrots Green Tops 2 for 15c [Ruby Red Grapefruit, Ige size 3 for 25c Idaho Russets, B size 10 ff' d 29c pples, Grimes Golden, bu. ;2.69 HONEY, Yi Gal. . 1.29 Delicious, Whole-Grain QUAKER OATS ,K" 25c A Delicious, Unrationed Corn Dish! QUAKER CORN MEAUS 20c Doublo-Tocst£d,Shredd«lWhole-Wh«ol MUFFETS 2 REG. PXGS. 18C Rich, Creamy, Vitamin D Enriched I QUAKER *, FARINA 18c Freshl "Spoil-Proof" QUAKER HOMINY GRITS p Famous Food "Shot From Guns" —From Quokorl ^ PUFFED WHEAT I PUFFED RICE j SPARKIES I SPARKIES I 9c lie Makes Hearty, Nourishing Soupsl QUAKER SCOTCH BARLEY U£19c FLOUR Kitchen Pride 1.98 Consumers 1.89 Quality Meats Pork Roast Pork Chops Cuts End Cuts Ib. 27c Ib. 27c Ring Bologna Ib. 27c Neck Bones Ib 7c Skinless Weiners Ib 29( Beef Liver 29c POST TOASTIES 2 reg. pkgs. . . Aunt Jemima PANCAKE FLOUR. Aunt Jemima BUCKWHEAT.... Golden KARO SYRUP ... LIGHT SYRUP... HONEY KRISPY CRACKERS has .iur'33C gallon gal. I .29 2-llj. ««« , box OOv SWEETHEART TOILET SOAP HILEX IN QUARTS AND GALLONS . . . COMPIITI HOUSIMOL9 AMD PARM IIIACH AND OISINFICTANT quarts 19c gallons 49c Sunshine Vanish H! HO CRACKERS 19c 19c 3 lor 25C BOWL CLEANER Campbell's TOMATO SOUP Red Rooster COFFEE .... bag COFFEE BREAD

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