Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on December 7, 1944 · Page 1
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 1

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 7, 1944
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PAGE rwo COWLESBOYS . RANK AS BIG BUSINESSMEN Gross Receipts from Their Enterprises 25 Millions. The Cowles brothers, John and Gardner Jr., the latter known as "Mike" among intimates, were subjects of a 5-col. story in a recent issue of Business Week, a magazine which in recent years has become a leader among American business publications. The occasion for Business Week's story was the rise of the brothers to magnates in radio, and the story was headed "Dynasty in Radio." lowans have for some years known that Cowles interests had gone somewhat heavily into radio in this section of the country, for WMT, of Cedar Rapids and Waterloo, also KRNT and" KSO at Des Moines were thus owned, and later, the well known WNAX station at Yankton, S. D., was added. Radio Sialions Exchanges. This was the situation when a government regulation provided that no one interest could own more than one station in the same market. This required sale or other disposal of one Des Moines station and WMT, but the brothers took advantage of the occasion to expand eastward. They sold KSO for $275,000 and traded WMT for WOL at Washington, D. C. Then they bought WHOM, Jersey City, practically New York City, for'$350,000 and WCOP, Boston. It is now planned to step up the power of all three eastern stations, provided the government radio commission approves, and Business Week remarks significantly that in view of the Golden Wedd ng Couple -PHIS PICTURE PRESENTS Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Trasamar, La- J- kota, whose golden wedding anniversary Tuesday, Nov. 21, was reported in last week's Advance. They are parents of nine livingl children, four daughters and five songs. Poor health recently compelled Mr. Trasamar to resign as Lakola schoolhouse custodian. By the school kids of many years he is afi ectionately called "Cramps." CRUSADE PLANS ARE DISCUSSED BY METHODISTS The Methodist official board had a busy evening Monday at its monthly meeting at Mr. and Mrs. Ray Ravidson's. Levi D. Preston was elected vice chair- j man to serve in the absence of C. R. Schoby, chairman of the board and lay leader of the church, who is in California for the winter. After caring for regular business, the board discussed plans for the local church's participation in the Crusade for Christ, which is Methodism's five-front program of post-war planning ally. In! the near future the board and launch a campaign for the will first loca to te raised throughout the denomination for post-war relief M«mtar* pf Senate KOSSUTH COllNTV ADVANCE, ALGQNA, IOWA elation of America here announe-. lAwanl DisaDPrOV* Plan es. The Inspection was conduct- *^T I . 7 -* ^- • • ed by Clair I. Miller, Medina, '0., To M4*6 one of eight officials appointed, by the association to do this work in the United States. Among the animals classified in the Bode herd one was designated "very good"—the second highest score an animal can receive—and one designated as "good plus." In the Soderberg herd one was classed "very good," and five "good plus." Type classifications combined with a production testing program are used as a means of proving sires and locating outstanding brood cow families in an owner's herd. GOD'SACRESAS CHURCH BENEFIT Union Twp., Dec. 5 — During the last year the Good Hope Methodist church had under way what is called a 'God's Acre' project. This meant that farmers, and others could contribute an acre of corn, or cash if preferred. The money goes for church improvements, one contemplated by the Good Hope people being a Sunday school room. A committee in charge of the project has consisted of Delos' objective, to raise $3503, the i Gardner, chairman, Alden Reid, share or quota of $25,000,000 '" """'^ "-•-•«--- •»•'- ' Recently field reporters lor the Iowa Poll asked lowans this question, "A plan has been suggested in Congress to.make our ex-presidents voteless members at large in the United States Senate for life, luith full pay and allowances of regular senators. If you were a menibcr of Congress, tyoald you vote for or against such a bill?" During the personal interviews, the representative cross section of Ipwa people expressed themselves thus: Ti)tnl Men Women Voto for It 23% 18% 28% Vote ngulnrt It 47 66 49 Don't know 21 IB 26 As shown, there are significant differences of opinion among men and women. The vote was, however, quite uniform among those living in cities, towns, and on farms. > (A jbeciat reletut farniihrJ Id Iowa tiivafaftn by the lOlPA SOIL of I/H Dit Moinei Rtfiiltr tad Tril/unt.) reconstruction. E; rly in 1945 the second objective jof the Crusade will be undertaken, which is to make substantial increase in Sunday school enrollment and attendant 2 DAIRY HERDS ARE INSPECTED and Roy Sarchut. The Rev. Mr. Kitterman, pastor, and others have cooperated. Some $800 in cash has been received,, . A crib near the church was erected for the corn, which has not yet been shelled, bu,t it. is.'estimated, will yield some 800 bushels. Some additions io the cribbed corn are expected. MAIL TO SAIPAN IN RECORD TIME Bfattleboro, Vt., Nov 30—Floyd T. Bode, Algona, la., and Herman Soderberg, Bancroft, have re- powerful position and connec- I an( j h as to do with the spec i a i re _ i cently had their Holstein-Friesian „,„„ .„ „„. 1,1,„ gponsibilities which the war has herjis inspected and classified for brought upon the church gener- type, the Holstein-Fries.ian asso- tions the commission is not likely to disagree. Television Planned. One of the big ideas for after war radio is the addition of television. Presumably this would enable radio listeners to see as well as hear the performers on radio programs. But there's a rub and a rumpus about that, for it would scrap all present radio receiving sets. The rumpus is over whether to go ahead anyway right after the wars or protect owners of present sets for cm unstated time by holding television in reserve. The Cowles radio interests are for going ahead. Business Week takes occasion in connection with its radio story to sketch the remarkable business careers of the Cowles brothers and does not forget to pay tribute also to the founding record of their now retired father. Gardner Jr. now controls the Register & Tribune, and John, who bought a sick newspaper at Minneapolis some years ago, now controls two dailies there which dominate the entire Minnesota field. Brothers' Interests Grow. In 1937 the brothers started the picture magaEine Look, which has been an outstanding success. At present it is held to two millions circulation by the paper shortage, but a post-war circulation of 3,000,000 or more is expected. Business Week hints that the brothers, who are mutually interested in all their operations, have plans for a new after-war periodical something like Reader's Digest, but illustrated. The varied enterprises of the Cowles interests are said to employ some 3500 people and gross some $25,000,000. The facts are of course well known among the older Kossuth people, but for newcomers it may be of interest to add that the brothers were born at Algona. Their mother was a pioneer Kossuth girl, daughter of Ambrose A. Call, one of the two brothers who founded Algona. John and Gardner Jr.'s father came here as head of the local schools and remained to become a wealthy Algona business man before he acquired the Des Moines Register some 40 years ago. ALGONIAN FROM OVERSEAS HOME FOR A NEW JOB Miami Beach, Fla., Nov. 30- T.-Sgt. Florian L. Neuroth, 23, of I Algona, la., has arrived at army air forces redistribution Station No. 2 here for reassignment, processing after completing a tour of duty outside the continental United States. Medical examinations and classification interviews at this post, one of five redistribution stations operated by the AAF personnel distribution command for AAF returnee officers and enlisted men, will determine his new assignment. He will remain here two weeks, much of which will be devoted to rest and recreation. Sergeant Neuroth flew 53 missions as engineer and gunner on Liberator and Mitchell bombers in the Southwest Pacific area, and has been awarded the air medal with two oak leaf clusters,. He is the son of Mrs. Theresa Neuroth, Algona, and was overseas 33 months. service Sept, 2, and has been awarded the purple heart. An ambulance in, which he was r|d- ng blew up, the driver was tilled, and Captain Pfefcfer wa% thrown frm the vehicle, which wns in flames. He was hospitalized four weeks, then sent to a rest camp for three weeks. Mrs. Pfeffer recently received a letter saying he was back on active duly near the front lines and had set up dental equipment in a room without heat where he was doing emergency work. He is in Gennany with Genera) Oliver's 5th annored division. Captain Pfeffer, who went into service in December W41, had practiced at Wesley nine yeara, and Mrs. Pfeffer, with three children, is living there. PROMOTION FOR EX-ALGOHA BOY Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hayne arrived Friday from New York to visit the former's parents, Mr. and NJrs. G. Elmer Hayne, west of Altfona, After ^faduatjon from the Al- goraa hi«" aehpol Carl attended a school of Watch repairing at Peoria, 111., and on graduation he owned and operated a jewelry and watch repair shop at Peoria, 111., for some years till called to service. He is located at New York port of embarkation, and is instrument and watch repair man. ?£j.'J>|g Carl has been noting 7 «on to staff sergeant who 'accompanied him few days, has loft for visit her parents and , join her husband at < WM^ orih ?«>lurn lettjast evening. tap. The right form We can prepare (ho 1(m ; need quickly and ,' , nd Come in and talk l """' Since grtival .here on furlough, problems.—Advanc, FUR! FUR! Top Market Prices PaId for Mink, Musknif, Bed Foxes, nnd Skunk Joe Green b Phone 118 erg 11-15 A woman interested in the boys overseas but who does not wish to have her name used reports having sent seven packages, letters, and cards, and rather remarkable time was made in the case of a'; package sent to Richard Skilling, son of Elliot Skilling, Algeria. The package was mailed October 15, reached Richard on a small island off Saipan, and on November 13, a thanks letter and a request for more letters from home was received here. The inhabitants of the island where Richard is stationed have dark skins and red hair, he said, and many wear bone ornaments in their noses. They use bow and arrow for hunting. WESLEY YANK IN MOTOR ACCIDENT Capt. LeRoy Pfeffer, former delivery and acknowledgment in Wesley dentist, was injured in TOYLAND AT Coast-to-Coast Store North Iowa's Largest Toy Dep't SANTA HAS COME TO OUR STORE— AND LEFT A CARLOAD OF WONDERFUL TOYS FOR EVERY CHILD YOU KNOW! OUR TOY SHOP IS BRIMMING WITH EXCITING GIFT SELECTIONS THAT WILL BRING JOY TO ALL THE BOYS AND GIRLS. Bring The Children To Our Toyland Coast-to-Coast Plan Your Christmas Grocery! Shopping Early ill Sizes O /[Q| Box <5t*f7 Texas /I•.«•*/*!•>•••* All Sizi Seedless UrapefrUlf Box Texas and Florida ORANGES B,*49e' Nancy Hall SWEET POTATOES 3,,, s .25c Large Size TANGERINES „,„ ,33c Large Pascal ... CELERY 19c,,29c RADISHES 2 , tes 9c CRANBERRIES l|Mr( 35c Jonathan, Red Delicious or Golden Delicious APPLES.. ... ; ..........2 MEATS FOR FALL MEALS SWIFT'S PICNICS ,,29c PURE PORK SAUSAGE '^29c CHOPPED HAM • ARMOUR'S STAR „.49c LARGE MINCED BOLOGNA ... ,,23c SWIFT'S BLAND LARD 3;:55c QLEO, AMERICAN BEAUTY ...... ...2 49c FRESH BONELESS ?;:rA rllw ....:.... .. .,,39c PLEASE ORDER CHRISTMAS POULTRY BEFORE DEC. 18 CHRISTMAS NUTS WALNUTS PECANS MIXED ALMONDS FILBERTS ERASERS CATSUP . . 25< No. 2'/2 can ' PUMPKIN ...... 46-oz. can ORANGE i GRTRUIT JUICE 49< No, 2 can J. S. Whol r Skippy PEANUT BUTTER S. Whol« Kernel i MINCE MEAT POPCORN COCO WHEAT MALTOMEAl 3 23* CHOC. CREAM COFFEE 33* POWER'S CQFFH *fcBf Jack Sprat PANCAKE FLOUR J«ck Sprat TOMATO SOUP .. SALAD'DRfSSING Lady Corihix* ASST. PRESERVES SUPER SUDS . . . BUI RINSO MED. IVORY SOAP. Lava* Bar PMSOAP... SWEETHEART SOAP m flfl w ' Jack Sprat

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