Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on February 6, 1945 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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PAGE TWO KOSSUTH COUNTY ADVANCE, ALGQtSfA, IOWA A private sewage s> si Your Farm Think what this means! The' comfort of a modern home brought o every member of the family. Health and happiness with the utmost in sanitation now is possible through the installation of our DIAMOND BRAND SEPTIC TANK. And the cost is so small. Easy to install too. Any Farm Hmne May Now H • e a Bath and Inside I oilet MiiKt your home Tiociern. unioy the same comforts ;hat people in the writer oitlei enjoy. F. S. Norton & Son PHONE 239 4-tfj LAWYERS W. B. Quarton H. W. Miller QUARTON & MILLER Law Offices County Attorney Phones: Office 427, Residence 700 Algona, Iowa LINNAN & LYNCH Attorneys-at-Law Office over Kossuth Mut. Ins. Bldg. JUgona, Iowa Phone 261 J. D. LOWE Attorney-at-Law Phone 287 ALGONA YOUTH IN NAVY CITED ;ORGE Old Federal Bldg., Des Moines, Feb. 5 — Merle Donald Cooper, aviation ordanceman first class, USN. of Algona, has received the following recognition from A. V. Alox-inrtor First I nrd of the Admiralty, Groat Britain: "By the KING'S Order the name of AvMion Ordnanceman (1) Merle Donald Cooper, U. S. N. was placed on record on 9 October. 1944, as mentioned in a dispatch for distinguished service. I am charged lo express His Majesty'^ high appreciation." Cooper has also received the Oak Leaf Emblem and Certificate for "Mention in Dispatch." Young Cooper was graduated from the Algona high school in 1939. and worked as a farm hand, being employed by John Rich and Flovd Gardner, till he entered .service in January, lf)42. After boot, training at Great Lakes and aviation mechanical specialised work at Chicago Pier, Cooper w.is sent to San Diego, Calif., and from there wl.is ordered to sea in March, 1643,. since which lie had served in the South Pacific as turret gunner on a navy bomber. Cooper's first bombing mission was over the Gilbert Islands, and he bombed successively Tarawa, Rabaual. Marshall Islands, and Soerabaja. It was at these places, presumably, that he earned the citation from England's King. In course of naval service ord- nancoman Cooper -also visited Ceylon and Australia, and he has been more than half way around the world. Sgt. Earl Cooper, an older brother, has been in service since Oct., 1941. in the coast artillery, and he 'Iso is in the Soutih Pacific. Merle was sent to the States on leave last summer, and at that time visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Cooper, here. He reported to Seattle for reassignment, and is now at an ail- base .3t Miami. I The Coopers moved from a farm ne-'.u' Fenton to Algona in 1935. They have two boys, but there are four daughters, all married.] Scouting Helps Insure Peace '/'// FEBRUARY 8 TH -14 TH 1945 • THE 3 5TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA ' c• Over 1,800,000 Members • ^ As the United Nations move forward to victory, programs such as Scouting step forward to do their part in insuring the peace. The theme of the 35th anniversary celebration of the Bov Scouts of America from Feb. 8th to 14th is "Scouts of the World — Brothers Together." liaamaaa^yimiaeut^Kiatfiiflia^tefH^tiajUtmttailJIfaMmaaaffK VAN NESS & BRUNSON Lawyers Office in new Heise block Phone 213 Algona, Iowa T D. Shumway E. D. Kelly SHUMWAY & KELLY Attorneys-at-Law Hutchison building Phone 58 Algona, Iowa LAURENCE A. WINKEL Attorney-at-Law Hutchison Building Phone 180 Algona V. HUTCHISON (deceased) DONALD C. HUTCHISON THEODORE C. HUTCHISON Attorneys-at-Law Security Stite Bank hldg. DOCTORS C. H. CRETZMEYER M, D. Surgeon and Physician Office John Galbraith block Phones 440-310 Algona, Iowa MELVIN G. BOURNE j Physician and Surgeon j Phones: j Office, 197; residence, 194 DENTISTS KARL R. HOFFMAN Dentist office in new Heic° bleu Phones: Office, 44; IBS., 116 A. J. EASON Dentist Office over James Drug Store i Phones; Office, 59; residence, 859 ^ • I INSURANCE I i KOSSUTH COUNTY MUTUAL 1 INSURANCE ASSOCIATION | Over $27,000,000 worth of insur-1 •Jice in force. A home company, "'-"e. secure. D. D. Paxson, Sec'y. An Ei.t'hlh Air Force Bomber Station, England—Sgt. Lyle M. Steven, 20-year-old B-17 Flying Fortress tail gunner, recently received full fledged initiation into the society of combat flyers, when he participated in his first Eighth Tir Force attack, a bombing of 7. factory near Magdeburg. Germany. After Steven's grouo had bombed UK; objective, 25 Messer- schmitl 109's ' and Focke-Wulf- HlO's, attacking from the side, clove at his formation. One Mes- scrschmidtt singled out the Steven n1;ine ."ncl headed straight for its side. The attacking fighter was firing 20-milimeler shells at the Ft.rt from 1,000 vards. The waist rrd ball turret gunners opened fire on the Nazi, and though they did not succeed in shooting down the enemv craft, they forced it to give up the attack. "I sure would have like to get a few shots :;<t him," Steven said, "but he nover f'ot into position where; I could lot him have it." Son of R. R. Steven, Algona, la.. Sergeant Steven was an interior iriinlor before entering the army air forces in August, 1943. His wife, Mrs. Joy Mao Steven, live;; at TCarle, Ark. Sergeant Steven is a member of the 48-th bomb group, a unit of the- Eighth Air Force's famed Third Air Division—the division cited by the president for its Engl.'-i ncl-Africa shuttle-bombing of Mo.sscir.dunitt plants at Regensburg, Germany. fRITES LOANS AM) DfSUKANCE Your Money's Worth in * HEAL ESTATE, REAL ESTATE LOANS AND INSURANCE JOEL M. HERBST Office over la. Stale Bit. Phone S3 Algona, Iowa LOANS TO FARMERS AND STOCKMEN sound basis for credit Rate 4%%. Emmelsburg Production Credit Association. Part time office, Friday 1 to 4 p. en. at Bohannon Insurance Ag'cy, above S. & L. Store, Algona. Emmetsburg, Feb. 1—Members of the Emmetsburg Production Credit Association held their llth annual meeting Friday, Jan. 26, at the Kermorc hotel here, and some 125 members and guests were present at dinner served at noon. The association president, John Heuck, Everly, presided after dinner. The secretary-treasurer, i Lloyd O. Satre, reported that the j association made loans totaling | $844,000 to members in Clay,' Dickinson, Emmet, Kossulh, and Palo Alto counties during 1944. He also reported that the association's reserves were increased to nearly $45,000. j Director C. H. Arthur reported ] for the directors and pointed outj the steady growth made by the • association, which is now begin-! ning its 12th year of service to farmers in this area. C. H. Arthur, Spirit Lake, and C. P. Jackson, Estherville, were reelected to the board of direct- : ors for three-year terms. Other' members of the board are John ' Heuck, Everly, J. H. Currans, Ruthven, and H. J. Bode, Algona. H. W. Anway, secretary of the' Production Credit Corporation of Omaha, addressed the group on price trends and food production in relation to war. He pointed, out that food production for the! nation has increased 20% in spite of the fact that 5,000,000 people j have left the farms to enter the' armed services or war jobs. j Among special guests of the i association was Gene Hutchins of! the National Federal Loan association, Algona. GEORGE BLACSTOD Dunns to Hold a Sale Near Burt For some years Mrs. Rhoda Dunn and a son have been tenants of the Supervisor W. E, McDonald farm northeast of Burt, but now Mrs. Dunn has decided to retire, and her son has rented a farm elsewhere, so Mrs. Dunn will hold a public sale next week Tuesday, at which three horses, 32 cattle, including 12 milk cows, farm machinery, etc., will be sold, with W. J. Stewart as auctioneer, and a clerk from, the Burt Savings bank. ., I. r. NURSES Camp Carson, Colo., Feb. 5— Lt. Ruth E. Cruikshank, daughter of Frank Cruikshank, of Burt, la., and U. Patricia A. Matern, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Matern, Algona, la., are now in training at the Camp Carson nurses training center. Nurses receive army clothes and take basic training to. fit them for duty with the army nurse corps which is making history on ail the battlefronts in this global war. The girls' morning begins with vigorous physical training. Classes are held every day, in which they learn army nursing and tlie organization of the army. The field training includes a trip through a gas chamber, learning hovy to protect themselves from aerial attack, and identification of enemy aircraft. Hiking and drilling takes a toll of hours each week. Lieutenant Cruikshank , is . a graduate of tlie State University of Iowa School of Nursing,' and Lieutenant Matern, who is a graduate of the Mercy hospital school at Des Moines, has two brothers in service—Sgt. Michael Matern and S 1-c. Hugh T. Matern. LUTHERANS AT LAKOTAHAME 1945 COUNCIL Lakota, Feb. 5—Following are the 1945 officers of the local Lutheran church council: L. A. Nitz, Gustav Fotthoff, Otto Engelbarts, Arthur Tietz, Walter Sadhs, and Michael Christ; secretary, Leonard Christ; treasurer, Carl Christ; vice-chairman of congregational hoard, Michael Christ; ushers, Michael and Carl Christ, Walter Sachs, L. A. Nitz, and Arthur Tietz. Baptismal fpnt, Otto Engelbarts and Walter Sachs; hymn books and .offerings, Carl Christ, Walter Sachs, L. A. Nitz, and Arthur Tietz; cars at funerals, L. A. Nitz and Otto Engelbarts; orgnn- ist, Mrs. Howard Jensen; caretakers, August Bauman and Mrs. Barbara Weringa; cemetery committee,.• George Christ, Henry Boettcher; sexton, August Bauman. Aid president, Mrs. Donald Greenfield; vice-pres., Mrs. Geo. Schroeder; secretary, Mrs. Ahrend Hans; treasurer, Mrs. Michael Christ. Brotherhood: President, L. A. Nitz; --vice president, Raymond Hert'zke; Secretary-treasurer, the pastor. ' ' . Missionary Society, president, the pastor, and secretary-treasurer, Mrs. Richard Zielske; Luther League: President, Leona Christ, vice president; Marian Stenzel, secretary - treasurer, Mi.chael Christ Jr.; service secretary, yir- gil Sachs, P. T. M. secretary, Fern Stenzel, literature secretary, J. R. Poppe. Sunday school teachers: Mesdames Henry Blome, Arthur Tietz, Howard Jensen, Mary Zoller; also Leona Christ, Mary Baumann, Katherine Poppe, and the pastor; secretary, J. R. Poppe. MRS. GEO. DUTTON, ILL FOUR MONTHS, PASSES JAN. 31 Mrs. George C. Dutton died here Wednesday from a heart ailment which (had kept her bedfast four months. •'The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ole Thorson, Mrs. Dutton was born Dec. 6, 1872, in Bergen, Norway, but emigrated to the United States in early life. She came to Algona in 1880, and was a Kossuth resident 05 years. In 1897 marriage to Mr, Dutton, who died in 1915, took place. J?iue,i,children/ survive:. 'Mrs..Nick Behrends, Lakota; Mrs. Blanche •Gulbrlandsen, Chicago; Mrs. Mabel Robinson, Minneapolis; Mrs. K. L. Brayton, Algona; and Everett Dutton, Tacoma, Wash. There are 12 surviving grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday at the Merritt Funeral home, the Rev. R. F. Kittrell in charge, and internment was made in Riverview. Plallbearers were .George Batt, Ronald Jenkins, Sam Medin, Firman Laing, Marc Moore, and Jesse Lashbrook. See D. D. PAXSON For Town Dwelling, Household Goods and Automobile Insurance, Insure and Be Sure! H. W. POST BRAY AND TllANSFKK Storage of All Kinds Lo»g Distance Hauling Every load insured against loss and damage of all kinds. Equipped to do all kinds of hauling and draying. PHONE 298 Algona, la. Luverne, Jan. 29 — Mrs. Will Thompson received the following letter from W. H. Gill, major general U. S. annv. It is about or v.-ritti-n to the Red Arrow Division succf.-?--.!'iilly completing its primary mission. Mrs. Thompson's son Sgt. Merle Thompson is j ;'. mc-nilv-.r ,,-! this division. It reads: "Afl-r 3(1 dnvs of the bitterest hand lo hand fighting yet oxiM:nonc<-d in this war the division has annihilated the first Imperial Jnp division and by this action b.-is shortened the completion of the Levte campaign. "Every officer and every enlisted man in the division, as well as those attached, played a vitally imonrtunt part in the division's SUCC'JSS. "I wish to compliment each individual and to express my personal appreciation for (he splendid work accomplished in this campaign. Without this coordinated effort by each individual the rlivi<'u- n could not have been successful. "I extend (ho season's greetings to you and in so doing, express | my ciinfid'.'ncu in your continued success. May God watch over you and help you through the, strenuous days ahead." j S?t. Merle Thompson is now in the Philippines for a rest and ex-1 pects to be sent home on a fur-1 lough soon. Whittemore Youth Flies on Furlough Whittemore , Feb. 3 — Ensign Leo E. Wehrspann, who was recently at home on furlough with his wife and baby at Eagle Grove and with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Wehrspann, here, has reported at Seattle, Wash., where he is for the present stationed. On his way home he flew from Sari Francisco to Des Moines with 21 passengers. With a navy patrol bombing squadron, the ensign had been in the Saipan and Palau islands srea since last September. A 1938 graduate of the Ottosen high school, he enlisted in August, 1942, and was first commissioned Jan. 26, 1944, at Corpus Christ), Tex. • . , /lore Comfort Wearing FALSE TEETH Hera Is a pleasant way to overcome ooae plate discomfort. FASTEBTH, an inprovcd powder, sprinkled on .upper ind> lower plates holds them firmer so .hat they feel more comfortable. No Tummy, gooey, pasty taste or feeling. t's alkaline (non-acid). Does not sour. Checks "plate odor" (denture breath). JetFASTEETH'today at any drugstore. Geo. E. Blackford, native Al- gonian who for many years has been non-resident and at last accounts was connected with a photograph studio at Memphis in northeast Missouri, is interested in digging up early pioneer facts. Recently Mr. Bhckford wrote to us about •.). "Liberty Pole" once erected in the Irvington neighborhood. An effort here to find out about it failed, 'but Mr. Blackford later found the information in Harvey Ingham's booklet about three lost towns. Mr. Ingham quoted the following mention from a communication by A. A. Call which appeared in the Upper Des Moines of July 28, 1875: "The people of Cresco . . . raised a Burr Oak pole, which, though bent nearly double by the storms of 19 winters, can be seen 80 rods southwest of Alexander Brown's residence." Cote Heads L. V. Commercial Club; Luverne, Fob. 5—New officers i of the Commtreial club, who are President C. W. Cote-. Vice President Henry Mover, Secretary M. J. Cody, and Treasurer , took charge at a recent meeting of the club. Robert McGowan, j Renvvick, gave ':i talk on Boy i Scout work and showed pictures ' of the Philmont Scout Ranch, i New Mexico, also technicolor pic-! tures of a trip to California dur- j ing the' San Francisco world's fair. The commercial club is sponsoring the Boy and Cub j Scouts, who were guests of the i Pepsi-Cola Company, Long Island City, N. Y, evening. The Presbyterian Worn-1 an's association served dinner. Closing Dnncc Program Bancroft f Friday, Feb. »—Lynn Kerns. Monday, Feb. 12 — L y n n Kerns — Special closing modern dance. Tuesday, Feb. 18 — Scandinavian Accordion Band— closing- dance of the season. Saturday, Mar. 17—Annual St. Patrick's Dauce—Lynn Kerns. Admission foj- St, Patrick's Dance, >SOc plus tax. We have appreciated your tutrouage and hope to see on after Easter. Franchised Bottler: Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Fort Dodge Algona Wave is Sent to Washington ;$. 1-c. Emily -Nor ton'will, leave. Wednesday for Washington, D. C.', after ?. week's leave here with her parents, Mr. arid Mrs. D. A. Norton, Seaman " graduated from an 1945 Norton was aerographer's i J "rVT f *.„ mate school, Lakeh arst, N. J., recently, and her new assignment is to a weather central in Washington. WHITTEMORE BOY HAS'HOT SEATON BIG BOMBER A 7th AAF Base in the Palaus, (Undated)—When the Japs throw j up a flak barrage, (he lower balli turret gunner .of a 7th AAF Lib- the lad "on erator is known a: •the hot seat." One of the "on the hot seat" gunners is Staff Se •geant Harold The lower ball round, flexiglass sh W. Wehrspan, WHttemore, la., who has been exposed to Jap flak on numerous occasions, having flown 16 combat missions over enemy targets in the Palau Islands and in the Philippines. turret is a :11 which protrudes from the belly of the Liberator. The gunner crawls into the inverted transparent bubble, .curls up, and gets set to man the guns. There is nothing but the sheet of flexiglass libetween him and things below. Going over a Philippines target, Sergeant Wehrspan could see the flfeshes of gas shooting on the ground. His view of bursting shells was too good for comfort. When a Jap ack I ack gunner "tracked" the bomtter, the shells exploded nearer and nearer to the plane ;n a straight 'line. The pilot took evasive action, however, and the plane ;got home safely, after the bonbardier had plastered the target Sergeant Wehrsr. an's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Wehrspan, reside at or near Whittemore. He worked on the fdrm with his father prior to entering the service. Bronze Star for a Luverne Sergeant •Luverne, .Jan. 29— An army' dispatch 'reports',a bronze star, bronze medal awarded to' T.-Sgt. Grancis A. Hinz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hinx, Luverne, who serves in a medical detachment, for meritorious service in France during the period Aug. 0 to Nov. 27, 1944. "During the period," the dispatch said, "Hinz, in the capacity of aid man, performed his duties in a highly efficient manner. Well versed in tlie elements and practice of first aid, he has at all times demonstrated an unflagging sympathy for men to whom he has administered, shirking neither danger nor inconvenience in the efficient and thorough conduct of his responsibilities. "The efforts, fearlessness, and constant devotion to duty dis- j played by Hinz reflect greati credit upon both himself and the armed forces of the United Slates." SEXTON The William Dakens were supper guests Thursday evening at Edw. Fitch's. Rhoda Hammond was sick last week and out of school. Alfred Opheim had a tonsillectomy at the General hospital, Algona, Friday. Mrs. William Fritz and Mrs. Al- bert Fritz, Titonka, were recent callers on Mrs. Drusie Noble Mrs.'Pearl Betikema received word Thursday from her sister In-law, .Mrs. Henry Rindels Pease, Minn,, that the Pease .only -son, Connie Rindels, was killed in action, overseas. NOTICE OF PROBAT-E OF WILL ' No. 5251 State of Iowa, Kossuth County ss. In District Court January' term, 1945. y To All W>om It May Concern: You are hereby notified, that ,an instrument of writing pur . porting-to be the last Will and Testament of T. H. Holmes, deceased, dat^d December 12, 1044, having been this day : filed, opened and read, ..Saturday, the -'17th clay of February, 1945,, is fixed foi* hearing proof of same at the Court Plouse in Algona, lown, (before the District Court of said County, or the Clerk of said Court; and at ten o'clock A. M., of the day above mentioned all persons interested are hereby notified and required to appear, and show cause, if any ,they have, why said-instrument should not be probated and allowed as and for the last Will and Testament of said deceased. Dated ..at Algona, Iowa, January 18, 1945. (Seal) HELEN WHITE, - Clerk of District Court ALMA PEARSON, Deputy. E. C. McMAHON, Algona, lown, Attorney. 20-22 YOUR > NEEDED TO MAKE SHELL CONTAINERS PCKUP SATURDAY February 10th. PIlQllC Kossuth County Hatchery We are again open for business Call Today and Book Your Orders for 1945 209 East State Algona Phone 800 21-22-23 REGISTERED BROWN SWISS DISPERSAL SALE We will hpl^l a Dispersal Sale at the farm located 1% miles north of the Sale Barn at Algona, Iowa, on Highway 1G9 on Thur 34 Feb. 12 O'CLOCK SHARP Biown Swiss Cattle - 34 Sale of 28 registered and 6 grade Brown Swiss including 31 females and 3 bulls. 1 Bulf, 2 years old, dam by Treba's Delpha, 60307, sired by loalo's US? *,T*J f 210 - * BU "' 15 m ° nths ° ld ' dam > Katie's College Girl, J? «r ™ rT ed ^ Phei£er>s B °y V - B - 22 nd, 35122. The latter bull is from Dr. W. W. parsons herd at Waukee, Iowa. One bull calf, five months old, There are U cows, 2 heifers to freshen in spring, 5 coming 2-year olds and the rest of the females are calves. are Feb- This is one of the best herds of Brown Swiss in northern Iowa. If you ruar g 8 if 0 *" 6 S °° A ^'^ C ° WS aud heiferS> don>t £ail to be here on 1 MACHINERY* • C0m Planter in good sha P e ' «»Wlete with 80 rods Mcr ""T 1 : w ' re - l-W ft. disc, iron wheel wagon, post drill, No. 3 heater if ^T^- " e£ ! m . se P arator ' 2 **<">*<* houses, electric hot water heater, Surge 2 unit milking machine, used 1 year. Some small tools. FEED: ^r^Vri 3rd j uttin s ^M* « ay , b a ied ; about 10 t ons ist ,u.. tm p, al f lf a ha y> baled ; approximately 10 tons alfalfa loose in barn; P d !, T 1" ? a o"' SQmC SeC ° nd cutti «e dover > lo <>se ^ barn. Ea Cor ° atS> " U0t S ° ld be£ °^ Sale IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOB ^GOOD BROWN SWISS-HEAVY MILKEES — DONT MISS THIS SALE ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8 McGregor & Bailey hrtnoavci ff*l IT o T» ______ >T. ' ^f Auctioneers: Col. H. S. Duncan Creston Col. L. A. Matern, Algona Burt Savings Bank, Clerk

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