Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on February 6, 1945 · Page 2
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PAGE FOUR PROBLEMS OF JUNGLE LIFE TOLD KIWANIS Red Cross Director Reports on New Guinea Work. By Inez Wolfe. Herbert Dear, national Red Cross foreign field director, spoke at the Kiwanis luncheon Thursday, and other Red Cross personnel present included Martha McConville, St. Louis field representative; Ray Lauder, assistant field director, Fort Snelling; and Mrs. W. V. Kempley, Algona, Kossuth chairman. Some members of the Rotary club also attended. The program had been specially arranged by Dr. C. C. Shierk, shah-man, who introduced the speaker and other guests. Big Welfare Problem. Mr. Dear, whose home is at Hibbing, Minn., and who is a veteran of World War I, had been in New Guinea 15 months, and he j arrived in the United States only six weeks ago on furlough. He told of conditions under which the men there live; how heat, food, climate, and long service create a welfare problem which is tremendous. These men have been away a long time, some of them for years. One illustration on how the folks at home may add to their anxiety was recounted. A soldier's wife living with his mother wrote, "Mother and I aren't speaking." The man became obsessed with anxiety. Finally contact was made with the Red Cross, which is the communication link,between men at the front and the home folks, and the trouble was checked. Then, on being informed that it was inconsequential, the soldier was again able to set his mind on the job'at.'hand. Monotony is Deadly, In New Guinea, the second largest island in the world, men have little recreation opportuni ties. The 6,000 white people who were, there when war started have- either been captured or have moved to Australia. The men can't go to the corner drug store or a five and ten, etc., there are no trains, no highways, thick jungle, surrounds them, and a deadly monotony is everywhere Rain amounts to about 17E inches a year, falling in torrents of several hours' duration and folio wed. by a broiling sun. It i literally true, said Mr. Dear, tha men can stand in mud and ye hay%; dust blow in their faces, for the. sun bakes the top soil and a men, walk over the crust thej break through into deep mud. All supplies for soldiers in New, Guinea'are shipped by plane or boat; and places we read abou and think of as towns are no towns at all, but depots when freight and men can be landed Most of the food comes fron Australia. The meat is processed and other food dehydrated. Po tatoe,s and powdered milk are prepared for eating by adding ho chlorinated water. No Refrigeration. There is no refrigeration on the island. One day Mr. Dear hat word that an ice machine had been' put ashore at Port Moresby He sent a plane for it, and several days later it was delivered at camp and installed at the canteen. But before it could be put into use there was an aerial "dog fight" above the building, a Jap plane crashed, heat exploded machine gun shells, and the ice machine was reduced to a sieve by riddling fire. Commenting on other aspects of life;of boys there, Mr. Dear said newspapers are five to six months old when delivered. V-mail is best for letters because it gets there faster, but the boys don't like it so well as regular letters because it seems too mechanical. , Home folks have little idea of what is going on in the island, but there is usually an invasion somewhere each week. When dispatches say "Mopping up operations are continuing," readers should know that definitely rugged work is going on. Unless one has experienced jungle-living, the hardships of such a life are inconceivable. From the "Wilds" of Alaska. F p. Snook, of Iowa Falls, will be- Jieve- most anything now. Recently, he received a shipment of clothing from the J. W. Thompson family of Nenana, Alaska A note accompanying the order requested Mr. Snook to clean the clothes and send them back to Alaska. Needless to say it was the first order from Alaska for Mr. bnook. UIVERNE YOUTH IS GERMAN PRISONER Luverne, Feb. 5—Mr. and Mrs. Alex Miller, farmers a half mile north of town, received a message from the International Red Cross Saturday night informing them that their son, Sgt. Robert Miller, reported missing in action over Czechoslovakia on Christmas dlay, is a German prisoner. Sedgeant Miller, 23, had been in service 18 months, and was flying his fourth mission when his plane was forced down and he was captured. It is reported that on a previous mission he had baled out of his plane. The young man's parents came from Russia, his mother having been born and reared there. INDIA COOL TOO WRITES NEPHEW OF ALGONIAN Mrs. E. C. Potter lately spent a week with her sister, Mrs. O. S. Moore, Ames. Mrs. Moore showed recent letters from her son Wayne, recently promoted to captain, who is serving in the army at Calcutta, India, an.l he wrote of having called at the American embassy there and having a visit with Enid Fuller, of Algona. Wayne also sent snapshots of Lily Pons, her husband, and party, an entertainment group for the army who had made a stop nt Calcutta. They organized a service orchestra of some 50 pieces, and it pi'ovided fine music. India is ordinarily thought of as an exceedingly warm country, but Wayne said it was cool at Calcutta when he wrote. He had just received Christmas packages. He has a younger brother, Keith, who is teaching at Philadelphia. Mrs. Potter, whose maiden name was Fraser, has another sister, Mrs. Arthur Spear, Sherburn, Minn., who went to Ames \yith her, and the Spears have five sons and a son-in-law in the army, every one overseas: Lt. Oonald, a cub pilot with the first rmy in France and Germany; -pi. Frank F., in the signal corps, ast heard from in the Saipan irea; Pfc. Ralph, who was being ransferred from a Panama base vhen last heard from; and S.- 3gt. Bradford and Private Rob- •rt, recently sent overseas. NEARLY MISSED THEIR FAREWELL Luverne, Feb. 5—The J. J Wadleigh neighbors gave them & 'arewell surprise party at their 'lome north of Luverne Saturday evening, Jan. 29. The Wadleigh ire retiring and moving to „ 'iome they recently purchased in Algona. The evening was spent playing iOO and refreshments brought by the guests was served. A purse d noney was presented to the hon nrees. The Willis Etherington^ have leased the farm, and are •noving to it from near Winnebago, Minn. Mrs. Etherington it the former Pearle Leigh, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sim Leigh frvington. The Wadleighs almost missed the party. They were at Algona ind if they had decided to sta> for a show, the neighbors wouk" have had the par'y to themselves But the Wadleigh,- didn't go to i ••how, so arrived in the nick o* time at 8 p. m. to find their yarc full of cars and a happy crowc. in possession of the house. KOSSUTH COUNTY ADVANCE A Weekly Newspaper. Entered as SECOND CLASS MATTER DECEMBER 31, 1908 at the postoffice at Algona, Iowa, under the Act of March 8, 1879. E. A. GENRICH ORDERED TO A RADAR SCHOOL Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Genrich arrived Saturday from Des Moines. They are former Algonians who left here . three years ago for Ames, where Mr. Genrich was radio instructor in a naval school till it was discontinued three nonths ago, Mr. Genrich leaves today for Boston, where he has been called to take a seven-weeks course in radar. At the conclus- on of his training he may be sent to any part of the States or overseas. Mrs. Genrich will again live nere in the old home on Elm street, which will be available Vlarch 1, when the present tenants, Mr. and .Mrs. Cliff Wickey, move to a farm near St. Joe. Mrs. enrich will visit relatives and friends for a few weeks. Word has just been received from (he government that Howard, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. jenrich is a patient in a hospital n France, having been wounded January 13. The extent of the injuries is not known, but the wound or wounds were in the right foot, Pfc] Howard Genrich graduated from the Ames high school in June, 1943, and enlisted in the army July, 1943. He was sent overseas in October, 1944, and has been in combat ever since. He is at present with the 7th army :n France. Long and Short—The John Jennings Post of the American Legion at Belle Pl'aine is willing to challenge any post in Iowa to -a long-short contest. The Belle Plaine post believes it can .win with their tall member, John Lahn, and their shortest member, William G. Mecklenburg. KOSSUTH COUNTY ADVANCE, ALGONA, IOWA. WANTED — W. LEGHORN cockerels.—-Hamilton Hatchery, Bancroft, la. 7u22 WANTED—WOMAN FOR GEN- eral housework, part time.— Phone 152-W. 10p22 FOR SALE — FARMALL F-12 tractor and cultivator.—Adolph Girres, Wesley. 10p2l-22 FOR SALE—COBS OR FREE IF you come and get them.— Phone 8F111. 13p22 WANTED — MIDDLE - AGED housekeeper on farm.—E. H. Ely, Titonka. 9p22 WANTED — WHITE KITCHEN range. — Mrs. Wickey, phone 554-J evenings. 10p22 FOR SALE—TAMES HAY IN stack, 1% miles east of Burt.— G. W. Patterson. 12u21-22 FOR RENT — ONE SLEEPING room in modern home, close in. —125 E. Lucas St. 14p22 FOR SALE—GOOD CLEAN Boone oats, combined.—Henry Kubly, Luverne, phone 2801 12p22 WANTED—MARRIED MAN for farm work. House, lights, and trimmings.—G. A. Roland, Al-i gona. . ,13u22 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY FOR SALE—SHEPHERD PUPS from heeling stock; males, $8; females, $7.—Henry Pergande, 1 mi. N. W. Lu Verne. 18p21-22 FOR ALE—156 A. STOCK farm, large buildings, modern house, near Algona, $20,000. — PaulM. ~leeley, Hutchison Bldg., Algona. * 17p22 FOR SALE—FOUR TONS bright 1 clover and timothy hay; also year-old saddle pony, price $40.— Ello Rahn, Route 1, Lone Rock. 17p22 'LOOR SANDING AND REFIN- I ishing. Hea.vy commercial equipment. Portable power plant, j—Cowan Bldg, Supply Co., phone 275, Algona. 14ul8tf FOR SALE—GO ACRES SOFT I corn in field;approximately. 3M> miles northwest of Bode. — See or call Mrs. Irene Johnson, .Roods bafe, Bode. 25p22 RAISE COTTON'S IMPROVED ' Austra Whites; quick maturing, heavy winter layers; males sell for heavies. — Cotton Hatchery Lone Rock, la. 17u21tf ANNOUNCING! — PUREBRED i Duroc Dispersal and sow sale Tuesday, Feb. 13: 70 head choice b|uality sows, 80 fall pigs.-r-M. J. Howlett & Sons, Britt. .25p22 MR. L. W., FENTON, IOWA, reports 1 ' 70% production from 300 of Cotton's'Improved-Type, Austra Whites. ' Wonderful liyability. —Krite '• Cotton's 'Hatchery, Lone Rock, la. ' >•« ' " ' : 20u21tf FOR SALE—12x16 COZY brooder house, metal top, wired for electricity, like new; also octagon brooder house, good condition.— P.hone 3F14, Ralph Brown, Algona. ...•••• 24p22 35 PUREBRED CHESTER White bred gilts for sale, 'Will 'farrow in March and April; extra good &ilts from''large 'litters. —'George Wolf,'' Luverrie, Iowa, Corwith phone 36F16. ' 26utf FOR SALE—8. HOLSTEIN Milk cows;, 1 .registered 2-year-old Holstein bull; pre-war DeLaval milking machine, two years old, good : as new.-^Ambs -Finnestad, Fenton, phone 356. 28p22 KEEP THE RECORDS straight! The right form helps so much. We can prepare the kind you need quickly and at small cost Come in and talk over youi problems.—Advance Pub, Co. DUROC JERSEY BRED SOW sale, Feb. 14, 2 miles north, 1 each of Renwick.—W. H. Helme & Son. 15 P 21 WANTS • • »• •»••»»«»»»« FOR SALE—6 BLACK FACED yearling breeding ewes—Alf- Burt. 12p21-22 WANTED—MARRIED MAN ON farm.—P. M. Christerison, Lone Rock. -7ul9tf PLACE YOUR ORDER NOW for CommerMal Fertilize!-. Supply limited. — Sargent & Co., phone. 360, Algona. • • 13u20tfi FOR SALE—CHEVROLET 1 % i ton truck. Mule, horses, and j cows.—Waiter Genrich,$1 J A .miles' .north Swea City. ' I'j'j'';•'•<}'J6p22 FOR SALE—PAIR OF BLACK mares, good chore team—lots bf life, and any boy can. drive them.—S. E. Noland, first house south Kossuth hospital. . 24u22 ABERDEEN ANGUS BULLS of finest breeding and quality; also Shorthorn bulls, ready for service, and Ayrshire bulls 4 to 8 mos. old. Prices reasonable.— Ben G. Studer, Wesley, la. 29u20tf FOR SALE—McCORMICK-Deer- ing 102 corn planter; ..'good as, new; also some popcorn!'^— Waif Waltman, Corwith. 16p22 FOR SALE—32-VOLT DELCO light plant, radio, and four mo- j tors.—Chester Sill, 5 mi. north of Sexton and \'z west. 20p22 j FARM FOR SALE—160 A. WIN- nebago county, well improved, FOR SALE-MODERN HOUSE,l we j} drained;, electricity-/drilled 5 rooms and bath, garage, in-j ^11. .Possession .March .1 ,1945; sulated, immediate possession-^ 1 ? 5 ; , .Long,.term contract-In$5.300.-See Joel M. Herbst, Real 9«£ e • of owner, Avery Pitch, Estate and Insurance: 18u22 p ' hon S 17 ' 96 ' Bur . 1 30p21-23 FOR SALE—20 HEAD DUROC brood sows. Start to' farrow first of April and May; 2-14's Oliver tr.actor plow( almost' new.—• Jake,Meyer, Wesley. , 25(2)tr LOST—TAN-COLORED billfold; no money but contained A and B gas coupons and driver's license. Reward.—W. J. Heiter. Leave at Advance. • 22p22 ,LOST IN'ALGONA-LAST 'week . Tuesday.: Woman's large brown leather pUrse with snap fastener. Contents included billfold with identification of .owner, letters, a little book, other items,' some money.. Leave purse at Advance office. — Soldier's Wife. g22 WANTED—MARRIED MAN AT once. House electricity and running water on E. R. Mawdsley farm.—S. L. Loss. 15p22-24 WANTED TO RENT BY March 1, modern house with 3 or 4 bedrooms. — Paul M. Seeley,' Hutchison Bldg., Algona. 17p22 FOR SALE—HOUSE AND LOTS in Titonka.—John Ufkes, Woden, la. iip22 FOR SALE — EAGLE WATER proof home insulation, "blown in." Expert inspection, estimating service.—Cowan Bldg..Supply Co., phone 275, Algona. 17ul8tf FRESH DOUGHNUTS AND cup of coffee lOc at Consumers Food Store. 'llu22-27 | INLAID LINOLEUM, linowall, | tile, laid by experts. Custom I work.—Cowan Bldg. Supply Co:, j phone 275, Algona. jl3u!8tf | FOR SALE — POLLED HERE- i 1 ford bulls, serviceable age. at I farmers prices.—P. M.. Christen- j son, Lone Rock, la. 12ul8tf CORN SHELLING — ANYONE : ; wanting corn shelling done, nil 734 L. J. New John Deere shelter, will deliver corn to elevator.—Carol Hutchins, Algona. 26p22 FOR SALE—35 PUREBRED Duroc Gills. Will farrow in March or April. Heavy hams ane wide backs. A nice grouo to select from. Bred to boars that have lots of quality and type.— John F. Weber, 2 miles east of Irvinglon. Algona ohone. 43p22-24 EIGHT PUREBRED AND grade Brown Swiss cows; also four heifers, for sale.—O. J. Rutledge, 3 miles north from Nos. 169-18 intersection and 3'/ 2 west. Phone' 11F22, Algona. 25p22 IT TAKES GUNS AND AMMU- nition to fight wars; it also takes a balanced ration to enable your, brood sow to produce a strong healthy litter. Walnut I Grove minerals/ plus -a little tankage or-.oil-meat and your 'home-grown grain, will produce I a-healthy litter. Don!t put it off, and be sorry later. Now is the time.-r-Write, or. call H.- S. Fain phone 297-M, Humboldt. 20tf-eow PHK - LISTEN DANC€ ST. CECELIA ACADEMY Won. 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The Cowan Building Supply Company will be very £'ail to give you full information concerning your heating problem and furnish you a free recommendation and estimate of the cost of the improvement. Our service is yours for the asking. Buy Ii Like You Buy Fuel! V i i i ' t kJ II *i I,W 1 IJULi 1 ik »c ... . _ CASH JNECESSAKY 8B MO.VTHS TO PAY Cowan Bldg. Supply Co. AI.GOMA.IOWA | PHONE 2,5 CORN r No. ••• SEEDS certified' Hybrid .OO '.io $6.50 : per • bu. for .ma;chine, picking, ability on' good ' ' ing, , soils. Early variety.' SOYBEANS— Earlyana and Richland. Earlyana is a new bean, yielding •''about 2% 'bu. more per icre on th6 average to thin soils ind matures about a week earlier ,han the Richland. OATS r— Tama, from, certified ;; seeid,' free, from bad weeds. - "M. A.-SORLEIN u22tf 6. 1945 SALE DATES TUBS., Feb; 13—Closing 01 ,i I Mrs. Rhbda Dunn, 4M> miles N P of Burt on W. E. McDonald farm Closing out sale, B. E. Sanders' Feb,14, 1 mile west, 2 miles south of Sexton. u •' Thursday, Feb. 15—L. S IVir son,, southeast of Luvcrnc, piihlicl sale. . • Friday, Feb.-16 — Closing out i sale, Clinton WaKman, Burl /inI rods south of Main street. ' WANT ADS ARE YOUR I '•'.•'• MARKET PLACE '' Martin Oil Brooders 250 and 500-size electric chicken brooders . . . • • . _ Reel type chick feeder, 2 ft., 3-ft. and ; 4-ft. size 5-gal. electric chicken waterer Round galvanized pig pans. 6-ft. steel hog trough 10,' 12, and 1-4-quart galvanized pails Low-Boy clothes dryers Alladan lamps and supplies Kohlhaas Hardware CREATES FOR 1 SPRING '' ' Exclusively For S&L 1 Sally Lynne creates :, 'Spring's most exquisite- 5 :• ly styled hats. Soft, '.. • fine. : .f«ltstand besoming ,' straws. 'In Glorious "1945" .faint Box Colors EXCLUSIVELY

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