Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on January 30, 1945 · Page 2
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 30, 1945
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PAGE FOUR HOW LEDYARD YOUTH'S SHIP WASiESTROYED Only Six Saved When Storm Flips Over Destroyer. By Remberl James. Ulithi Lagoon, Caroline Is-' lands, Dec. 29. (Delayed), (AP): —Whistling 135-mile winds and' temperstuous seas flipped over ond sink tiiree U. S. destroyers tossing their hapless crews into the churning western Pacific sea, survivors said here today. Visibility w.as zero and the fly: ng spray felt like needles, i sur- ivor said. :• i J der Vessel. Rercuers, too, braved death, one man was carried under his Recently the Advance reported IS at Mrs. H. F. Ziel- i ske, Ledyard, had been no- i lifted that her son John ' Frederick Matzener, of the navy, was "missing" somewhere in the Southwest Pacific. Last week the young man's picture appeared in the Advance. Now comes this Associated Press story in the Fort Dodge Messenger reporting the disaster in which the destroyer Monaghan, on which Matzener was serving, was lost. sea. A gunnery officer on a destroyer escort said that a chief radioman happened to be rigging a new radio mast on his ship in the darkness—the other had carried away in the storm—when he saw a tiny light twinkling in the rough wate*. After much difficulty, the D. E. got the survivor ! aboard and then circled the area and before daylight saved 17. Through the next two days and nights she picked up a total of 55 in a 25 square mile area. Waves Kill One. The gunnery officer told how one man who had stuck it through 20 hours in the wild sea was Slammed against the ship and killed. At the same time, he added, the storm dragged his boatswain's mate under the D. E. and rubbed him along the keel until he miraculously bobbed up : on the other side, safe and sound. The foresight of the Hull's skipper, Commander Marks, perhaps saved not only his own life but also that of 55 Hull men and, six officers. He ordered every- I one to wear life jackets during' the storm with small waterproof flashlights attached. i The gunnery officer said that ! of 55 saved by his ship, 54 had i kapok lifejackets. The others wore a. rubber lifejacket. Practically all survivors were in good condition after recovering from exhaustion. $32,000 CASH FOR LIQUORS INDECEMi own rescue vessel and bobbed up on the other side. The ships lost were: USS Spence, 2,500 tons, captained by Lt. Conidr. James Paul Andrea of Alexandria, Va., missing. USS Hull, 1,300 tons, Lt. Cmdr. James Alexander Marks, Chevy Chase, Md., rescued. USS Monaghan, 1,390 tons, Lt. Cmdr. Floyd Bruce Garrett Jr., Little Rock, Ark., missing. j The three ships went down within an hour of each other, I near noon. I The Spence carried more than' 300 officers and men of whom 1 officer -.nd 22 men were saved; the Monaghan carried about 250 and men of whom six officers and 55 men were saved. 709 Known Dead. Of these 800 officers and men, only 91 have "been rescued as of today, leaving 709 known dead or missing—the greatest loss of', men suffered by Adm. William F. Halsey's fleet since it began western Pacific operations months, ago, including battle losses. I (The navy department, Washington, ,?aid the normal complements of vhe Spence, Hull, and Monaghan are respectively 220 150 =nd 150—a total of 520. Bat-. He complements are larger.) '. While the men in the sea were spun end over end like tumble winds m a gale, the water filled • with sharks which a rescue escort destroyer machine-gunned There were no accounts of a shark actually attacking anyone. One sailor had part of (his toot torn off but survivors said they believe it was ripped by a sharp- toothed barracuda which strikes its prey hard and terrifically fast In the plain language of the sea, Chief Machinist's Mate Henry John Deeters, 28, of New Orleans, said: In the Water SO Hours. ''There were several deep rolls and she (the Spence) went over on her port side. The stack was lying on the water. As she went down, I dove off. About a hundred got off, I guess "I saw a lot of my buddies floating around dead. I was in the water 50 hours before res- Apparently the first rescue occurred at 10 o'clock that night— mm.,. ^, n nine hours afte s the were tossed into thej •December business was tops at the Algona state liquor store, cash receipts rising to $20,504, or some $3500 short of the price of a quarter-section Kossuth farm at $150. an acre. The holiday spirit! doubtless accounted for an ap- j proximately $3000 increase over! November sales. j Up at Bancroft the holiday spirit wasn't quite so strong, or! maybe they have a good deal of' it there all the time. Anway the ' December cash receipts were i $11,688 compared with $10,618 in November. Maybe the total receipt.-, for the ! two county stores—$32,252—' would have bought, the all-ground best farm in Kossuth. •Down at Livermore, business at- 1 the liquor store was also hustling. December ran up to $11,019. It must be remembered, however, that by some miracle Hurnboldt has no store, so many of the thirsty there doubtless patronize the Livermore oasis. .West .Bend, was modest with .only ..$6,851 in December, but over there . they , shamed the Liver- boozers with purchases of $49,214 of Sixth War Loan bonds, which compared with only $2675 at Livermore. On bonds the Algona store made good with its usual whopping report, and then some, reporting sales in the grand total of no less than $125,950, which compared with $33,850 in November. Bancroft reported $17,075 in December and $18,675 in November. The December state total for liquor was $2,930,729—just short of three millions—and for bonds was $20,379,278. SERVICE CLUB MEMBERSHIP IS GIVEN OUT IV» Ullkll Ulfl Recent publication of the new Lions club membership has suggested publication of the Rotary and Kiwanis lists, as follows: Lloyd Bohannon, Walter J. Bradley, A. L. Brown, J. A. Brownell, Allan Buchanan, the Rev. F. Earl Burgess, Art J. Cogley, Perry M. Collins, Wm. C. Dau, Wm. C. Dewel, I. G. Dewel, M. H. Falkenhainer, W. A. Foster, Harlan Frankl, W. P. French. H. L. Gilmore, W. H. Godden, John A. Haggard, M. P. Haggard, W. A. Hall, H. M. Hauberg, W. E. Hawcott, J. M. Herbst, H. F. Huenhold, K. D. James, Martin A. Jensen, Dr. John Kenefick, F. E. Kent. T. L. Larson, A. E. Lauritzen, D. L. Leffert, O. A. Lindgren, Paul Lindholm, L. E. Linnan, Walter Lorenz, J. E. Lynch, Lyle Mathes, W. E. McDonald, L. M. Merritt, R. H. Miller. O. F. Peterson, E. V. Pierce, M. J. Pool, Merle Pratt, N. A. Pries, Chris Reese, L. F. Rice, N. C Rice Dr F. C. Scanlan, W. W. Sullivan, F. B. Timm, Joe Tsehetter, M. P. Weaver. Garret Welhousen, W. Brail Wright. I. G. Dewel, Doctor Kenefick, Lindgren, Pratt, and Waller are in service. C. A. Phillips is an honorary member. Kiwanis Membership. H. T. Barker, D. A. Barnard, W. A. Barry, W. A. Barry Jr.. R. L. Beamish, R. O. Bjustrom. Joe Bloom, M. G. Bourne, Joe Bradley, L. J. Brown, T. H. Chrischil- les, G. R. Cook, C. H. Cretzmeyer, D. E. Dewel, S. L. Fenney, Albert Granzow, Joe Greenberg M B. Grifin, W. J. Finn, Joe Hang. Karl R. Hoffman, A. J. Huenhold, H. D. Hutchins, D C. Hutchison, T. C. Hutchison, R. R. Hutzell, A. E. Johnson/ Wm. Ken-, John Kohlhaas, Philip Kohlhaas, A. E. Kresensky, C S Kurtz, C. R. LaBarre, O. B. Laing, Beecher Lane, A. L. Long, J. D. Lowe, E. W. Lusby, D. R Martin, R. L. McConnell, W.' G' MeCullough, H. D. Meyer, H W. Miller, L. S. Muckey, C. B Murtagh. . . Dick Norton, Milton Norton D. D. Paxson, C. U. Pollard, H E. Rist, L. L. Ritter, Lloyd Robinson, P. M. Seeley, C. C. Shierk, Ralph Shipley, H. M. Smith, Wm. Vigors, Roman Waldero. R M. Wallace, L. A. Winkel, and Frank Zender. Military service members are D. G. Booren, R. J. Harrington, Campbell Humphrey, and Dr. C. D. Schaap. Honorary members include C. A. Phillips, Olaf Funnemark, Jewell • Pattei-son; 1 •and-" 1 ' Clark' Scuff ham. KOSSUTH COUNTY ADVANCE, ALGONA, IOWA. Soldier's Wife is FOOD MEETING FOR THURSDAY Clarence Ulum, state field man I ^ W1 ' th her parents Mr. am for AAA, will address a county ' Mrs \ J . ames Magonegil. Her hus- 1945 war food production meet- band ls in the Seabees and has New Lunch Cook Mrs. Daniel Needham is • the new cook at Lusby's. The former Olive Magonegil, she came here four months ago from Seattle to W1 ' th her parents Mr. and 1945 war food production meet ing at the Bryant building here Thursday at 10 a. m. It hns beeh necessary to revise 1945 production goals because of additional food requirements that have developed since last fall. Selective service officials have ordered re-classification of farm youths between 18 and 25 who are in 2-c, and with other farm men who have gone into service in the past year:, manpower will be less this year than last, though the production goal is as much and in some instances more. Expected for the meeting Thursday are county war board members, AAA township chairmen, Farm Bureau officers, 4-H club leaders, elevator managers, implement dealers, editors, bankers, creamery managers, etc., who will talk over and discuss the food situation and help plan a campaign to assure Kossuth's reaching the stipulated goal. been in service more than two years and overseas 16 months. He was injured in construction work in the South Pacific late last fall and was returned to the ;United States for hospitalization and he has been treated at Oakland, Calif., for the past three months but is to receive a medical discharge soon., at which time • he will join his wife here. Girl Hospitalized For the 3rd Time Jo^ce SMcGulre, daughter of Mr. indlMrs. Bernard McGuire, is a patient at Kossuth hospital for the third time this winter. Suffering .from perotinitis she was brought to the hospital in November''and remained till the JTUESDAY, JANUARY in *" ' ' ' -*•— " — - . * v\it Saturday before ChrisU^rij she was taken home taut bccan ill a few days later and was turned to the hospital. She » R seemed well enough 1 0 bo l. a |' home but last week came- bid and her condition is consider] fclr. She is the only daughter the family and has four brothers. youil Statement of the Condition of the Algona Co-Operative Creamery Co. 1944 On receipt of news of the death of Lt. Floyd A.. Stott in Belgium December 27, his sister here, Mrs. Leo Immerfall, her aunt, Mrs. Gerald Brace, and her uncle, Ross Ringsdorf, Mapleton, Minn., left last Thursday for Lebanon, Mo., where Floyd's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wyott Stott, former Portland township farmers, now reside. Mrs. Immerfall, the former Dnrlene Stott, w a-s a sister Lloyd, Mrs. Brace is a sister of Mr. Stott, and Mr. Ringsdorf their brother. The Slotts have a son Merrill, who is a senior in the Lebanon high school. PORTLAND SERVICE CLUB ENTERTAINED Portland Twp., Jan. 29 — Mrs. Chas. Scott entertained the Portland Service club at her home Thursday, Jan. 25. New program books were distributed. Mary Janice McWhorter sang three songs and gave a stunt. Twenty- two women attended and cut newspaper clippings for the historian's book. Names were drawn for secret friends for the year and lunch was served. HATCHERY OPENED. C. A. Podratz, Spencer, is managing the DeWolf hatchery here and is taking orders for chicks to be delivered in early spring. Hatchery representatives are now blood-testing flocks and contracting for hatching eggs from approved birds. » LLOYD BARTLETT ILL. The R. L. Reids spent Sunday afternoon at Lloyd Bartlctl's, near Titonka. Mr. Bartlett has been confined to bed six weeks, and the cause has not as yet been discovered. Mrs. Reid and Mr. Bartlett are cousins. ' .. Current Assets ASSETS Cash on hand and in bank * 3 820 53 Accounts receivable s'49l'82 Subsidy receivable .\V.V.".".'.'.'.".".'." 2'43450 Inventories \""""\ 22;055l61 $ 36,802.46 Investments United States 'bonds j 0 00 00 Stock—State Brand Creameries .. 2'500 00 Stock—other ' ---2500 Fixed Assets Land, buildings and equipment 17787145 Less: Provision for depreciation -."." 6o|957!26 Total : FINLEY UNIMPROVED. J. F. Finley, patient at the Kossuth hospital since November 1, when he suffered a stroke, remains sbout the same. Mr. Finley is a retired farmer from Riverdale township. U. S. O. REDECORATION. The U. S. O. rooms were closed Monday and Tuesday while the' floors opening on the street were being sanded, and the cement floor in the basement painted. A FEW CHOICE Purebred Duroc Gilts FOR SALE These gilts are from popular bloodlines, and are mated io a bear which placed in 1 the Superior Group (first five) ai last year's nations! show. | They are well grown and priced very reasonably. Joseph Stork Bancroft, Iowa. 21-22 INCOME, PROFIT AND LOSS STATEMENT FOR THE, YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 1944 I" 'CREAMERY DEPARTMENT'' t .^"''- '."• 3,525.00 116,914.19 $157,241.65 Cost of goods sold (milk, cream & merchan-' disc) cost—net to creamery ..."...."."....!....;.'.' 416,547.84 HOME FOR SMITHS. County Engineer and Mrs. H. M. Smith has bought the Daub house on West McGregor occupied at present by Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Fuller. The Smiths w: not take possession till May 1, YES- Coal Is Scarce And difficult to get — especially Eastern Coal. We have a good supply of Illinois, Iowa, and Superior Egg Coal. ORDER TODAY PHONE 229 F. S. NORTON & SON AS LOW AS BORDERS TO MATCH FOR ROOMS OF ANY SIZE Origin®I Prices We offer these less-than-bundle quantities of lovely wallpapers at attractive moneysaving bargain prices. A wide range of beautiful patterns—and enough of most for.rooms of any size. fl REAL MID-WINTER BfiRGiUN EVENT COWAN Building Supply Co. OXA, IOWA PHONE 275 Gross Profit on Sales Operating and general expenses""'.'.'.!".".!'."."'."""" Net Opera-ting: Loss Additions to Income From State Brand Creameries. Inc. Dividend on stock $ 240 oc j Rebate on supplies 589!69 Rebates on butter for years ' ended May 31, 1940 and 1941 123629 Profit on sale of stock""!;."!!! 2i880.'oo Discounts Interest U. S. bonds .............. Recoveries Profit on sale of equipment $ 82,823.18 83,935.22 $ 1112.04 4,945.98 457. 18. 11. 1,567. .05 .75 18 58 7,000.54 Deductions from Income Interest on stock Interest other !!!!!!!!" Accounts and losses charged off 591. 864. .00 .76 296.69 5,888.50 1,752.45 LIABILITIES, CAPITAL AND SURPLUS Current Liabilities Due patrons for December milk and cream $ 24,635 45 .Mortgage payable—due May 1, 1945 .... 4 000 00 Accounts payable and accrued expenses...' 6,700 25 Rebates payable—Oil department 1944.. 3,70e'o2 " '.•Outstanding milk and oil tickets .... 79728 ^Reserve for local taxes ; I"'.".'.""'."." '"1,196.14 Long Term Liabilities Mortgage payable—1946-1947 .... - 3000000 Notes payable—1946-1949 :....""!" 20^000^00 Stock Subscriptions ~ Capital and Surplus Capital stock outstanding (par value $100.00) . Q rpgg QQ Surplus January 1, 1944 !!$48;465"o7 ' ' Audi ,. ' " * i • • ' , Net income creamery ....4,136.05 Net income oil dept. 325.39 4-461.44 52,926.51 41,0351 50,0001 3,5801 Total C2.C26J $157,2411 OPERATING AND GENERAL EXPENSES Salaries and wages Tubs ,. ..$30,2281 .. 2,739J Sales Net Income GAS AND OIL DEPARTMENT Cost of Sales Gross Profit Operating and General Expenses Salaries and wages 7 , Repairs ' Gas, oil, repairs and other' truck expenses • R = 7 , 0 S 4,136.05 $63,422.60 46,753.60 $16,669.00 Service station and plant supplies ............ 253.62 Insurance .IZl'.'.'.'Z.'.'.'".".'"".' ............................... f^Hn 1 axes-real and personal „.::":."":: .................. 22500 Light, power and water ...... ............... zfil'vi and ^pment'r::: ijIreS ' ................. "" ' Advertising 2lofi . 2l lelephone, lease and miscellaneous".'.".'.'.'.':"": 274. 31 12,477.33 4,191,67 ~t T 'V*" " "-»*»x j f 4 *^-»3' ........„,„... < h 1 0 Q44 f)Q Less: Slles to patrons and others":'.".'.".'.".'.".'.''.'.'."."^'. 3^866152 7,077l Repairs^and painting ... " " -.,,,, I Factory supplies, hardware, pipe fittings',"etc" iwl Barrels and bags for milk powder ..... B782I Other dryer supplies and repairs ' Depreciation (buildings and equipment) Light, power and water Fuel and gas ; Laundry fr...... '..:•....".".".'.'"""". " f ( and shoeing ;....."............"..... ense—gas, oil. and repairs—nV _ expenses ...„..; \ •' LessjReceived for expenses and services Utility truck—gas, oil and repairs Telephone, and telegraph .. Advertising—local „.• Advertising—general ' Directors' fees and expenses Cream--scoring Annual meeting ...."" Taxes—real estate, and'personai Insurance and, bonds Office supplies ..„ ' Bank s'e'rvice Professional fees 79958 670.08 129. 203.1 100.1 136.1 Dues and subscriptions .."!"..'.'.'.".';'"' : ».-....-.... : i-j Fixed assets torn out or discarded: " Test room (depreciated value)'... '.'.'"•' 8 f c 00 ' " a £\- r="""s ""i wans and floors 110000 Estimated loss on old oil burner '.""".".'. '075.90 Licenses and miscellaneous Less: Rent received Total Additions to Income 2,651.9 180.3 84^235^ 300.9 Discounts .. Recoveries and 'misceiianeous" Deductions from Income Interest 31.00 239.4; 4,431.1 400.0J Less: Rebates 7% on distribution Net Operating Profit . ,„, „„ m, . . 4,191,67 Net Income to Surplus These statements were prepared by Christensen & Bedford, Certified Public Accountants, Minneapolis, Minnesota! STATISTICS ^1944 Pounds Sweet Cream *^t Grade Error •~ . Test t.'_Wt«*i-.-.* 29.5 Total .. Wholemilk .9,116,473 Butter Fat 225,752 82,568 837 309,157 314,402 Amount) Price $0.55 .54 .55 .755 Subsidy] $124,163.6] 44,586.71 460.3J Total 237,362.9| 623,559 $406,573.i M. P. CHRISTIANSEN, Secretary]

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