Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on January 23, 1945 · Page 2
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 23, 1945
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PAGE FOUR SCHOBY TELLS OF HIS JAUNT 0 THE COAST KOSSUTH COUNTY ADVANCE, ALGONA, IOWA. Married Sixty Years Farmer from Kossuth Tries Out Job in Shipyards. Bv Chester R. Schoby. Berkeley, Calif., Jan. 8—I can think of no better way to spend a little ti'^e th^n on this letter to the folks back home, as I prom- ! " orl the Advance to do. First let rnp spy I think all of us would be better citizens, and v,-ivn rreater appreciation of this i"v>ri nf ours, if we could travel TWO BROTHERS FROM ALGONA IN U. S. NAVY Mrs. L. A. Gronwall, whose late husband was for many years an Algona blacksmith, has learned that her son Jerry has been promoted to petty officer first class rating es a signalman in the navy. . . Jerry enlisted Sept, 2, 1942, took his boot training at the Great Lakes Naval Training Sta- for ourselves what \ £ urt * at 8:3 ° over it and see a great country we have. Most of us are inclined to sit back snugly and think the spot we live in the only worthwhile place on earth, and that if it were not for us, and what we do, everything would go to pot. Maybe that is a good way to think, but everyone else everywhere seems to feel the same way. TM«s Great America. Tliis is, indeed, an enormous land we live in. Many of the R. AND MRS. GREGORY STUDER, St. Benedict pioneers 84 and 83 respectively, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary next Sunday. There will be high mass at the Si. Benedict 1 i church at 8:30 a. m., and the couple will keep open house 2 to 5 iri | the afternoon and 7 to 9 in the evening. The picture was taken ten yaars ago. country, but it appeared to be if Mr. McNutt wants to find some of that manpower he is looking , for, he might find it right here in ! government employ! The public level and productive. Located at Berkeley. i £L»v(ji.iiiut,-iiL uuipiu t y: jLiio puunu We are now located in Berke- can be thankful that it does not ley, Calif., eight or ten blocks have to buy food produced from from the bay. The city extends forms on the same basis of man back from the bay for several hours per unit as is experienced miles into the foothills. Berkeley in government work. HORSE SENSE IN THE KITCHEN SENDS HORSEPOWER TO THtf - • . -,-BATTLernONTSf SA\f£ ANO TURN IN KVtKr t*0f or USED FAT ir* ww*w - NEEDED FOR MUNITIONS AND BMTLEFIELO MEDICINES . . . BANCROFTER SERVED ON FLIGHT PATROL SEEKING JAP SUBS A navy release from the Old Federal building, Des Moines, gives the brilliant record in the southwest Pacific of "Nnvy Patrol Bombing Squadron No. 1C," which has been, returned to 'the states on leave after scanning 50,000,000' square miles on duty in the Pacific. Lt. Leo B. Blocker,~ Bancroft, was a member of this s\J<f&<jlfdn. ' It .Whittle duty* of the'squad- ron to/locate arid attack Jap submarines, and keep them below the surface till destroyers called by radio arrived for the kill. The squadron served in the Saipan, Tinian; ^Qiiam, and Palau theaters, among others. WANTvADS ARE YOUR MARKET PLACE is one of several towns or cities — ...... - . ---- — • . ------ ? ,— "— that seem to be continuous from pre-conceived notions I had about Vallejo to San Francisco, a dis- it have been shattered by our tance of 40 or 50 miles known as t-np here. I have come to realize the 'bay area i that great areas could meet with We are living in an 8-apart- 1 disaster without much effort on ment building in a government; the whole. (Note the great housing project. There are many !. -oueht years of 32 and 34 local of these housing projects in the' storms, flood damage, etc.). No ' — • • •• doubt our strength as a nation as a lies in the fact that this country is so vast in area and in material resources, many of which apj still undeveloped, as well as in our mixture of people, all believing in and working for the same principles and ideals. It seems to me now that the only thing that could ever defeat us as a nation would be if we let our unity of resources, ideals, bay area, each consisting of hundreds of houses similar to ours, and they are still building more. Portland Twp.. Jan. 22—Dorothy, only daughter of Dr. and People from every state in the Mrs - Ralph G. Young, of Long - = ---•-•• - • Beach, Calif., and Sgt. George E. Union are here, and congestion of facilities of all kinds is terrible. This whole bay area is de- , Becker, eldest son of Mr. Mrs. Martin Becker, Burt, and Hobert Jerry tion, and served at Norfolk, Va., and Miami, Fin., before he was sent to sea. ; For the last two years Jerry has been on convoy duty in the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean, and the Atlantic, and lor the last year he has been on the staff of i a tssk unit commander." i Before going into 'service Jerry ' was in the employ : 'at 'different times of the A. & P^ company at Algona, Webster City, Fort, Dodge, and Des Moines/ j Jerry has a brother Robert who enlisted in the na\'y exactly a yeur later, and was; trained at Farragut, Ida., Treasure' Island, San Francisco, and-Soattle. At present he is an SSLM--8-T:., and is somewhere"on the Pacific. Robert was once employed by the F.Ik cleaners here, then by the Master Cleaners, Des Moines. He ^ Four Corners Boy Off for Sea Duty Four Corners, Jan. 20—Mr. and Mrs. W. R;iy Smith have received word that their son Ralph, Ph. M. 3-c., who had for two years been stationed at a Brooklyn, N. Y., naval armed guard center, had been ordered to the Pacific area for sea duty. Mrs. Smith and Belly Marlow spent the holidays with him in New York City. TEACHER IS WED. Clarice Powers, high school English .teacher, leaves today for Portland, Ore., to be married to Ensign Roland Hegge, of the navy. DWELLINGS -HOUSEHOLD GOODS?- FARM PROPERTY General Insurance LOW RATES AUTO - TRUCK; INSURANCE Bonds — Work Compensation — Health - \ Accident — Life 5tf DANC at Friday, Jim. 20—|,ee |} ln •"Canada's Ton si fi .Const, to Coast." Tuesday, Jan. l\(} — M, Jlros. Accordion Hnn<|. (Aimnnl Presidents' Hull Friday, Fell. 2—Chuck Hall. pERmAi)EHTl U1AVE KIT .JL. ronnplHoVilii 1'crnmnnnt \Vuvo Nolution, * eso'^ws ehnmpoo and \vavo net— nolliinn '°'<W else to buy. llcquiros no lioat. diictrirHyor mn.| chinos iSnfo for ovory typo of Imir. ('vjr r, n,i|.l lion M>]<] Money IjacU Kuarantec. (Jet ulharia.l Kurl Kit today. . BARKER DRUG STORE i^m$f^##ffi ,'-•' v.,, -. ^J^g^(t||.;o n*w High| l^flp^iieit. 400 Ibs. THE ONLY LINOLEUM WITH RICH, HIGH-STYLE ' fort, mostly ship-building. The big Kaiser yards .are at Richmond, Bethlehem yards at Alameda, others at Oakland. There -_. — ., „ .^w^w^., ^^^, are nav y y arc js at Berkeley and and purposes begin to break up Mare ^nd, also othG1 -/ with and disintegrate. But possibly which T am t familiar tv, 0 H-.iic; ?T ifi sacrifices of this war will bind us closer together and help us to maintain and en- i-.r^e our national strength. voted exclusively to the w.ar ef- 'parried -at the Post Chapel, Har- were I is niarrie d, and -his wife is living ' -' Whittemore. , lingen army air field, Harlingen, Tex., Sunday, Jan. 7. " . f 1 ' 3 ' | "~>- law ' •all also has a spn- iex., tjunaay, Jan. 7. ( ^' "',"' *>-• +••• Rowley, in service. Chaplain Beasley, whose home i Rowle J is a mechanics instructor is in New Jersey, performed a i f; 1 a C ' reat F ' alls ' Mon t-. AAF double-ring ccremonj r -' " u-aso. Mrs. Fern Bass, , at 8 p. m. Raymondville, S--'—R Notions Pe"ised. For ?. midwesterner, used to a fl-t ivnyfry it is a benutiful and i'" i --mrinr trip from Iowa to our vr~t Y-'o-it. __ ..._ we traveled through a fairly level and fertile country, but the fur- C. R., Daughter Have Jobs. Kathryn and I are both working at the navy yard at Mare Island, 25 miles from home, and we 0o and come by navy bus. The navy runs hundreds of them to "et the workers to .snd from the man. Sergeant Groen is an instructor in Harlingen aerial gunnery. Following the ceremony the newelyweds left for a short honeymoon at McAllen, -Tex. They are now living at 218 East Macli- 1 UIIl lOvvo. tO OUr • -i j nrL, "win t**v, ^.*v- ^u., j* v AJIC, «i, ^jj most of two davs lsland - They are operated by the son Ave., Harlingen. - _ . _ "" J " fivci-»i>Vi^Mi«^l i-.rt^.-^l^ ~_J i. i rni. _ i_ _ .• i i Greyhound people, and each bus holds about 50 passengers. Some .., The bride, Long Beach ;raduate of the h school and Jun- and fertile country', but the far- op ^ r ^ te 9^ as far as Hayward ior college, wal for .a'short tirnei dcn A nu ^e _thcro, \ the rougher it became. ^ d Sai ? Francisco, .a distance cf employed as receptionist and sec- i moUlor during, the , 40 or 50 miles. Sufficient busses are run so everyone can have a seat. Folks on this job keep real farmer hours. The last bus leaves Vnn'nm' of one" and'iook up at ? ur station at G:30 a. m. We check 1'ke looking at a skyscraper in m . io * work at 7:5 ° s - m -> h ^ve 40 - !i - ' • "• —• • minutes at noon for lunch; check out at 4:30, and get home about 6 p. m. Many Negro Workers. It seems to me that about half of the workers on the island are Then we were in the mountains almost without, knowing it. We lv=d heard of 10,000-ft. and 15,000- ft. mountains, and my notion was that you would drive right up to a city; but not so. Distances are so great, aad the mountains so vnst, that they really look small. You are on" top of them, and see a peak in the distance that looks l ;i -'e a small hill, but only .after , . driving for hours with it in sight Negroes; mixed righTin with the whites in apartments. do you realize how big it really is. No Steep Grades. I had expected it would be necessary to drive in second gear, or even low, for long distances, then burn our brakes going down long grades. But again I was.---- • mistaken—the road -is remark-! ?ide on the job. Last night, corn- ably level, and grades are so | m S home on the bus, two No- gradual and long that you climb groes, two.whites, and a China- them without realizing it. man played cards together all Only on two or three occasions did we encounter steep grades and sharp curves. One of these . There are two Neero families in our building. They seem to have equal working privileges on the island. I have seen no trouble of any kind between Negroes and whites.- They eat side by side >n the cafeteria, and work side by employed as receptionist and secretary by a Long Beach firm. The couple met more than a year ago, when Sergeant Becker was attending a technical trfilnmy school of the Douglas Aircraft Co. at Long Beach. Tlie bridegroom was graduated from Burt high school in 1938, and prior.to enlisting in the army air corps was farming with his father here, also served as bookkeeper for the Miller Lumber Co., Algona. For the last year he has been an aerial gunnery instructor on B-24's at Harlingen. The sergeant has a brother, Sgt. Frank H. Becker, who is a radio operator in the army air force in England. M'Whorter is a Surgery Patient Portland Twp., Jan.', 22,, — Mrs. Ray S. McWhorter .had a major operation at St. Mary's,. hos-oital, Rochester, Friday., SliQ is reported doing well, but .will probably be there .several ,we'>ks. Th'p daughter Virginia,. a. c;,clU stu- ' mt nurse there, was- ,with her operation, \ PSUTH'COUNTY A Weekly T ill I Entered as 'SECOND CLASS MATTER DECEIvlBER.'ai, 1908, at the postoffice at .Algona, Iowa, under. 1119 Act o'f March 8, 1879. , ' 425 Ibs. Per Capita Civilian Consumption 375 Ibs.' 350 Ibs. 19 30 35 19 '<() \l 40 45 Cowan Bldg Supply Co. Phone 275 ALGONA,. IOWA was on entering Salt Lake City. The highway follows the old the way. Women surely do their part out here. It seems that nearly half the island workers are women—both Negro and white. Most P. 1—ISO-sere imrn-oved; electricity—$175.00 per acre. 1—135-BCjro improved; electricity—$200.00 per acre. 1—lEO-acrs unimproved—330.00 per acre. All ihese farms are well located. Fanner Manager and Registered Drainage Engineer. Mormon trail, and many historic stor e clerks are women. Street markers of that journey dot it. After traveling that trail in an enclosed rubber-tired auto over well constructed and surfaced roads, I cannot imagine how those early pioneers ever found their way, let alone traveled that way in the vehicles of their day. Beautiful City of Mormons. We spent Thanksgiving in Salt Lake City, one of the most beautiful cities I have ever seen. Probably the reason I liked it so well is because it is laid out in squares as in Iowa. All streets are perfectly straight (and wide), and every city block contains exactly ten acres. Everything starts at the Temple squaro -and radiates frfem there. This was the one and only city in which I haven't been lost. We toured the Mormon Temple grounds with a guide, and I spent a most enjoyable and instructive day. Another notion I had'was shat- tered'there. I knew we were in a desert country, so supp.-.se'l that water would be hoarded and used sparingly. Yet to my astonish- rhent I found the euttors of the streets running with water 24 hours a day to keep them clean. A^, Some Iowa Snow! A heavy snow, about eight inches, fell while we were there, and the snow removal consisted merely of shoving it to the street gutters, then opening the fire hydrants to wash it away. We stayed over until Saturday morning waiting for the roads to be cleared, and completed our jour- ^ey without any trouble from snow or ice. From Salt Lake across Nevada is really a barren country and to an lowan, a worthless, country as far as farm- in? is concerned. For fear Mrs. Schoby might get some foolish notion, we 'hurried through Reno without stopping. We had some beautiful scenery along 'the way into California, and we dropped rapidly from the mountains to the Sacramento valley. From there on it was so fog- car operators are women, and the way the women drivers on these big navy busses get them hrough traffic, and on time too, is a caution. But traffic accidents -are high; every day .sees one or more listed in the bay area, many with fatalities. But Iowa Beckons. We have now been here about six weeks, and it is a real experience for us. But Iowa and the quiet independence of the farm I again are going to look pretty good. When you go through line at the employment office you are leveled out with everyone else there. I came through as No. 1387, and will still be that when T leave. In closing let me say that after being here this long, and keeping my eyes open, it is my belief that A Bancroft trio—Francis Kramer, Jos. Droessler, and Kenneth Ditsworth—were taught an expensive road lesson Friday and Saturday. Two miles south of Humboldt Friday they came upon the scene of an accident which highway patrolmen were checking and drove rip'nt through. The three were arrested and were jailed over night at Humboldt, then were taken before a Humboldt justice of the peace i who fined Kramer the limit, $100,1 and fined his companions S25 ! each. i Kramer was driver, and the me:: were going south. All three, it is reported, were drunk. RITES FOR INFANT. Graveside rites will be held today at 1:30 p. m. at Riverview cemetery for an infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hauenstein who died at birth. The ,Rev. Luther Loesch wil be in charge. Car Jacks, ' ._.• bumper stylo-J- Sai'e Metal Boxes Chief Phone Conducts Nutrition Elec. Stove single plate Master Liquid Hug Medium _ 10-qt. Galvanized Pails Tractor Lamps.. Erma Lea Deal, chief telephone Edna Faber, Rodman- Tillie operator here, was sent by the Ruhnke, Fenton- M riorie Gil- company to Des Moines recently more, Corwith; Helen Slo-in for an instructors' two weeks in- ; Martha Lou Pelisek, Marjorie Ross, Maxine Brethorst. Dorothy Brethorst, Bernice Thill, St. Benedict; Mrs. Betty - - ----——, i Wempe, Bancroft; Margaret^ ments of the subject and give I Hunter, Burt; Lorna Faulstick them a working knowledge of' Lonerock; Beri Kuecker \Ve~t what good nutrition means. iLend; Dorothy Bonnstettc'r Em- Because of man hours lost from metsburg; Betty Arndorfer,' Mrs. Tor- Mrs. w^i_Ani,*jt UCJ.C, vvctb £um uy tne company to Des Moines recently for an instructors' two weeks intensive course in nutrition. Operators receiving this instruction are delegated to teach employes in local offices the rudi- Boya' 3-btickle Overshoes A iui-Freeze, gallon -- - --— ..L... H.^IOI.ILUS, .utuY rtinaoner, work through sickness and the Doris Sartory, Mrs Bc-ttv incidence of accidents, the com-1 doff, Alia Michaelson and pany provides this instruction j Elsie Lindeman gratis to employes in an effort to keep them physically fit and well. Miss Deal started her first three classes, and the course covers six weeks. Enrolled in the class are: Marita Bestenlehner, Mrs. Laura v " * v """ fc "- 1 *"«> *».<* Jjcatciiitfjuier, ivirs \^\\\r:\ c.omd S ee but little of the Brockman, Mrs. RozeUa Han-; Classes are also being conducted, but by correspondence, at Pocahontas, Humboldt, Estherville, and Laurens, and there are 53 girls enrolled in those all telephone employes. Lessons are sent to Miss Deal here for grading. Miss Deal is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Deal, Algona. Bring your container. Motor Oil, ^dtffc gallon _________ \$v£y\& Hot Shots, Ever Heady ___ 5-ga'ljon Chicken AVat- erers with heaters— Electric M Mf\ or Oil 4.49 (JOOxlO Tire Chains 3, Cream Cans, 14-quart 69c 131/, Milk Pails 59c Tire Pumps. 2.49 Tractor with gauge__ Tire Pumps- 1 4.49 liOOxlG 1st grade tires 4-tine Forks. manure 1.29 -1-buckle Rubber Overshoes_L__ men's All- 2.98 •fo-Coast Store A'LUONA, IOWA up won't •"; Trite (itfaft itftftTrc^'W of;lbSy^'-s''post- war jobs—i'or three out of four Iowa farms depend on cream-checks to prov.ide-.-an inv portant share of their 'ready-cash income . .. and, in normal times, those cream-checks ' ; ;"So lowa^and-'Iowa farmers are naturally concerned with this vital question: When war- demands are over and nioru butler is again iivail- nblo for. civilian use, how lonjj will it take for •America's per capita use.of butter to return to •pre-'war levels or higher, and thus provide 'a'sU'mly, profitable market for Iowa's dairy output? After depend on America's preference for -butter'; 1 ' tho last war i it took seven long years, -••••'• "'• ' "••' To see that America's demand for butter Although farmers have held milk-pro^ rluctiori up to near-record levels, butter-output has been reduced by diversion'-of milk and; oroam to other uses—some of a temporary wartime nature. Consumers, unable to get all' the butter thty want, have boon encouraged to use something else, instead. is maintained, and is increased as soon as supplies permit—that is one of'the vital jobs which • IOWH farmers arc doing through, the Iowa Dairy Industry Commission and thn American Dairy Association. Both now and in tho post-war era, it is a job of basic value to the welfare of the entire state. •^^^^^'^••••^•••^^•••••••iMB^v^B^Hu^^BaKKUvaeKHB^BB^BiHHBBVagMHKflBHHHuSHfiXHnBiUuUliiaMn^uuSi OFFICIAL SPOKESMAN FOR NEARLY 200,000 IOWA DAIRV FARMERS An Open Letter Fellow ^Employes •.'• .-.- , of The Milwaukee Road: V)e must standard of service' and.p our good name is folded; total war. m fulfilling these obligations *e must never ' I ,ajid efficiency-. '.''',; / and mine. o u ii-.mw WAR JITTERS! Our booldeV'-War Jitters" is addressed to our em- ployes but if you'd like a copy write Mr. PR., The .Milwaukee Road, 344 Union Station, fitafo.-6, IU /

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