Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on April 24, 1945 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 24, 1945
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Save Waste Kitchen Fats ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY EVENING, APRIL 24, 1945 8 Pages 64 Columns Number 33 IEUT. JULIUS KUNZ JR. MISSING "** v **** .»*«» ,,», _„_ » 4 * „ ecil M'Vay, Afgona Youi/v/s KiHed in Actfon in Germany 1VERNMENT MESSAGE TO WIFE SUNDAY bldier Was Serving m Ninth Army as Mechanic. Presidential Citation for Commander Well A. Peterson JUDGMENT AND ABILITY WIN HIGH PRAISE Buy Next Drive Bonds Now, Get Extra Month Interest red government notification (unday morning that her hus- , Pfc. Cecil McVay, had been . in action April 7 in Ger- iny. He was in the infantry in e Ninth 'army. I Private McVay entered service , i _ ..|Presentation By the Navy Secretary at Washington. Mrs. Viva (A. L.) Peterson has received a presidential citation August 1943 and was trained! awarded to her son Commander Fort Leavenworth, Kans., Mel1 A ' Peterson and a large pho- n)p Blanding, Fla., Fort Ben- tograph showing official presen- ig, Ga. From Camp Meade,' tation of the same by Secretary p., he embarked for overseas in of the Navy Forrestal. The Com- fcplcmber 1944, made port in' mandcr ' s wife lhc f ormor Anna island, and was transferred al-, Bond purchasers can have the advantage of an extra month's interest on their money if they buy their bonds in the 7th War Loan during the month of April, the county bond chairman points out. Credit will be given to various towns and townships the same 'as if purchasers wait till the official Jn te of the drive, which is May 14. Bond purchases were rather heavy in the first week they were gram in the two Algona papers. This time a number of farmers in the townships in the Algona area are being asked to make contributions of $2 each to finance the advertising for the 7th War Loan drive. No funds are available for advertising except from voluntary contributions, and several farmers have already expressed their willingness to help in this patriotic endeavor. Each farmer who contributes to the fund will be listed as :a spon- FORTY-SEVEN TO SHELLING FOR 'EXAMS' Qroup Leaves Sunday by Bus for Usual Physicals. available for the drive, but last sor of the advertising during one week purchases were much less, i week of the drive in both of the A new idea for (financing War I Algona papers. Contributions Bond advertising is going to be tried for this drive. In the last four drives Algona merchants may be left at the office of either Algona newspaper or at the War Actviities office, which is located fmmediatelv to active duty i Mu r ta 8 h ' daughter of Mr. and j and businessmen have paid $3 to above the R. S. Blossom insur- ilimmcaidlCiy IO dLUVe OUiy. M • r ,-, - f . /l ,, r . tftah „,„„ _„_„__., I 45 tn finnnno *hn aHwoT-lieinn ^^_ Served as a Mechanic. [McVay was a mechanic, and c B Murtagh| a]so appQars in the picture. Commander Peterson was in lers to his family here reveal- command of the tiestroyer Coop- that he serviced vehicles at'or, which was lost in battle with front. He was at different the Japs in or near Ormoc Bay, hiesin France and Belgium. No off Leyte in the Philippines, i had been received from him when the Japs attempted to re- B Mar. 30. inforce their Japanese garrison. McVay, father of Cecil, The Cooper had first sunk two i will be 82 in July, is seri- _ loaded Jap transports. The Com- Ysick, and .has. not been ap- • mander is at present in naval ser- M of his son's 'death. Before" vice at Washington, D. C. |into service young'McVay, The citation, which was for ser- thc employ of A. L. Fish- vice prior to command of the . $5 to finance the advertising pro- ancc agency. trucker. Btothers in Service. was born at Whittemore Cooper, follows: The President of the United Stales lakes pleasure in present- ( Floyd, in the air corps in "nd, across two years. S.SENJOK WILL PRESENT LOST HORIZON ••The high school seniors have •«ed Lost Horizon as class , to be presented next Tues•tool evening at 8 o'clock at the auditorium. play is adapted from '«> Hilton's popular novel, the °i of which takes place in "Sn-La, :an isolated and shel- Bt va mu y in the mountains of «• There are 14 characters, of whom have established an pced civilization in Shangri- also three characters from >' a na, and one American, kid- and brought 'there against lUl T1?en there are two Couples who appear in —!•? married Thelma Hines, who,! Commander Mell Andrew Peter - 1h his parents and the follow-, son. United States Navy, for ser', brothers and sisters survive;, vice as set forth in the following >rge, Floyd, Roy, Glenn, Al-; citation: B; Harry, Salem, S. D.; Fred,] Fofmeritorious service as as- [luineapolis; Mrs. Florence Crail, I sistant gunnery officer 'attached s. Marie Minard, both of Al-' to the staff of the commander in ia; Mrs. Alice Tjaden, .Eldora;! chief. United States Pacific Fleet. s. Clifford Miller, Madison. I from February 24, 1943, to Aug- s.| and Mrs. John Sanford, of | ust 5, 1944. Wha. i Consistently exercising sound '0 brothers are m service: ] judgment and excellent adminis- George, in ordnance in j tration ability. Commander Pet- ranee, overseas 14 months; and | erson'skilfully supervised and efficiently maintained the supply of ammunition and ordnance material to the units of the Pacific fleet, and in addition rendered valuable assistance in the co-ordination of Fleet training activities, thereby contributing materially to the high state of combat readiness achieved by the various units. Commander Peterson's tireless efforts and steadfast devotion to duty throughout this vital period were important factors in the success of our offensive operations, against, enemy Japanese forces in a highly strategic area. ANOTHER CLUSTER FOR FIRST LIEUT. WAYNE G. ZEIGLER Last week's Advance carried an Eighth bomber station dispatch from England announcing that Flying Fortress Co-Pilot 1st Lt. Wayne Zeigler had been awarded the oak leaf cluster for "courage, coolness, and skill" in bombing attacks on German targets. Now comes another dispatch MRS. MATTHEW DALZIELDIES; RITESJRESET Mrs. Jessie Dalziel, 79, w.idow of the late Matthew Dalziel, died at 10 a. m. Sunday at the Kossuth hospital, where She had been a patient since Friday. Death was due to coronary thrombosis. Mrs. Dalziel had been in her WHOSE PANTS AND HOW AT THETREETOP? usual good health, friends, and been and epilogue. Burgess - R - Herbst, Brown, Rose Marie Hut- Jim Dailey', O'Brien, terhng, Don Brown, Bruce from the same source reporting Dons McGuire, Juliana' the cluster for "meritorious and Norms Voyles appear achievement." llftV iVflnuI •. -m r i . i -, , . _. . . i • ,. Marjorie Mitchell is director, Bob Wright, "" and Don Brown the design. I: is directed by Kathryn 'M Melzar to p ull a Fast One! -J. M. P. Haggard, last week Thursday for v v ' Y '> It is believed that this was another cluster, and if so it was the young man's third. At last accounts he was nearing the last of his required flights. Wayne's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Zeigler, east of Algona, had .their first news from last week's dispatch that Wayne was a first lieutenant. The same title was used in this week's dispatch. Apparently he had toeen promot- ... w . U aj ^.ed from second lieutenant, but . to attend a recital! had said nothing about it in let'- daughter Barbara ters hpme. As stated last week arrived at Water-1 he is a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. yesterday morning. ev not tiu l atcf e0V( had Panned a sui :P. rise his wife by :",, vlslt a sister, and the Martin Didriksen, Algona. SCARLET FEVER CASE, Truman Shackelford, 7, son of - Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Shackelford '- is quarantined for had -visited down • town early in the week. Thursday she wasn't feeling well, and Friday was taken by ambulance to the hospital. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2:30 at the Congregational church, of which Mrs. Dalziel was a member, with the , Rev. John P. Clyde. in charge. | Burial will be in Riverview. Mrs. Bourne will sing at the services. Pallbearers will be Lynn Keith, W-. E. McDonald, Tom Reid, Hugh Raney, and Elmer and Ray Potter. Mrs. Dalziel's maiden name was Jessie Thorn, and she was born on a farm near Minburn, Lake county, 111., Oct. 24, 1865. She lived there till her marriage May 24, 1884,.and the young Dal- ziels came immediately to Kossuth to establish their first home seven miles northwest of Algona, in Lotts Creek township. The couple lived on this farm 25 years, then, in 1910, moved to Algona, which had ever since remained the family home. Mr. and Mrs. Dalziel were parents of two children. Earl A. and Pearl. Mrs. Dalziel is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Pearl Potter. Mr. Dalziel died August 23, 1927, and the son Earl is also dead. There are six surviving grandchildren and five great- grandchildren. A brother lives at Chicago and a sister at Waukegan. 111. Mrs. Potter, who lived with her mother, had recently gone to Long Beach, Calif,, to visit sons, and had expected to return this week, but on being informed of her mother's unexpected death left immediately for home, and was expected to ^arrive last night. Reported Missing, But Among Killed Sgt. Reinhart Fritz, Titonka, whose picture appeared in last week's Advance, and. who was reported missing, has now been reported killed-in-action, his wife was officially notified last week. His mother is Mrs. Mary Frit^, Titonka. Other Titonka boys who have been fatal casualties of this war were Wm. Kennedy, fireman first class killed in, the Jap attack on Pearl Harbor, and Pfc. James Carr, killed in b.attle in Belgium last Jan. 4. PARTITION SUIT. Partition proceedings have * quanne been begun in district court for Mrs Hag- i The other Shackelford children, sale of a lot at Lu Verne and an that *e not on f Roxanna and Maynard, are with eighty in Humbo dt county Regards ; relative^f the fanner with Mr. owned by Jennie Levier and dw- "High high up in an old oak tree hangs a pair of pants, but they don't belong to me/' might be a chant any of the men living in the vicinity of Overmyer drive could be mumbling these days. How the pants happen to be in' the topmost branches of the oak is a who-dun-il mystery as yet unsolved. If they were low enough down, one could tell whether they are checked, striped, or spotted, whether there are pleats at the belt or cuffs that might provide a clue to ownership. One thing is sure: they're not pink. Most logical theory advanced so far is that a gremlin on an airplane wing had io bail out, landed in the oak, then disappeared, leaving his pants behind him! City and county officials have had no notice of pants lost, strayed, or stolen. GIRL OF 90'S HERE DIES ON COAST VISIT Mrs. Geo; E. Patterson, daughter of the late J. W. Robinson, pioneer hardware dealer here, and of his wife now living in California, died unexpectedly last week Tuesday at the home of her daughter Mrs. Robert N. Gadbois at Ventura, Calif., where Mrs. Patterson was visiting. Funeral services were held yesterday at Des Moines, where she had been living. Mrs. Patterson, who was born and reared here, was married in 1904, and her husband, who survives, was then a newspaper publisher at Estherville, but is now special representative and member of the board of directors of the Employment Mutual Casualty Co., Des Moines. Surviving besides the husband and daughter are two sons, Ward E. Patterson and G. Merton Patterson, both of Des Moines. Mrs. Patterson, for 27 years at Des Moines, was a 40-year member of the P. E. O. Sisterhood and a charter member of a Des Moines chapter. Forty-seven young men em- bussed here Sunday afternoon for Fort Snelling, where they were due for pre-induction physicals, after which they will return and await call sfor induction, provided they are not rejected or reclassified. They were: Joseph W. McGurk, Britt. Kilian Kientz, transferred to Wichita, Kans. Pftul F. Beardsley, Johnston, la. Ernest P. Simons, Bancroft. Forrest F. Rhode, Titonka. Charles R. Lewis, Los Angeles, transferred for delivery. John P. Recker, Bancroft. Vernon G. Daley, Corwith. Walter R. Neilson. Portland, . Ore. Alvin F. Richudion, Ledyard. Edward O. Boyken, Titonka. Erwin E. Kading, Lone Rock. Victor F. Weaver, Minneapolis, transferred for delivery. Donald B. Wilke, Earling, •transferred to Harlan for delivery. Leonard L. Warner, Bancroft. Hilbert G. Bierstedt, Whitte•more. Manford M. Boever, Bancroft. Paul H. Wohl, Emmetsburg. Robert H. Braun, Algona. Mervin H. Widdel, Fenton. Albert R. Dirksen, Truman, Minn. George J. Neu, transferred to Milwaukee for delivery. Maynard J. Bolster, transferred to Fairmont. Paul W. Nitz, Ledyard. John L. Nickel, Daykin, Neb., transferred io Fairbury, Neb., for delivery. Verne H. Bait, Algona. Paul J. Berger, Corwith. Corwin C. Peer, Algona. Merle L. Edwards, Buffalo Center. Irvin L. Pannkuk, Tiionka. Arnold U. Hippen, Buffalo Center. Ellsworth E. Brandow, Algona. John 1 W. Orvick. Ledyard. Marian Tish, Swea City. Duane E. Cornelius, Fenton, transferred to Omaha for delivery. Lloyd A. Miller, Buffalo Center. Clifford L. Abbas,.Burt. Wayne J. Barr, Algona. Endre B. Osland, Omaha. Norman G. Sleper, Lakoia. Gene J. Lampe, Bancroft. Paul B. Hynes, Bancroft. Roscoe J. Mawdsley, Buri. Jr. Herman Askeland, Armstrong. Orville P. Muller, Whittemore. Everett L. Thompson, Lakoia. David R. Truelson, Whiile- ' more. Clarence H. Braddock, Bancroft. John H. Donije, Gerled. Wteyne L. Ollom, Britt. Floyd E. Sawyer, Algona. George H. Sanssen, Ledyard. Milford A. Gade, West Bend. Transferred to Algona for delivery: Edw. Ostrum, Freeborn Co., Minn. Chester L. Platt, Ponca, Neb. Grim Police War Against Unlicensed City Canines It was a dog's life six times, ally of the female persuasion, ap- last| week for members of the city ! P ear as i£ by magic on Algona police force, for that many ca- stl i? e !; s - , ,, , . ... . J , Before one of these unfortu- mnes went to doggy heaven be- nately super-affectionate strang- cause their owners, if any, had | ers can attach itself to some small failed either to claim the pooches [ boy who wheedles the family into ITALY FLIGHT or pay the license fee. acceptance of the pooch as a nee- There has been considerable essary adjunct to the boy's life, complaint from gardeners, as is; the police do their best to round normal at this time of year, about • all unlicensed dogs up and liqui- the ability of a pooch to ignore; date them. weeds and dig up only garden! So as the case stands it be- produce in mining activities. Con- \ hooves any dog owning a master sequently a city ordinance requir- '' to see to it that said master gets ing licenses of dogs is having its busy and digs up a buck (or three annual "burst of enforcement. ] bucks) for a "life insurance", tag There has been some evidences before it is too late. of the "dumping" of unwanted) (But, by the way, why is it dogs in town, 'for strange pooches ' dogs have to have licenses, while of dukes-mixture breeding, usu- ; cats do not?) RED CROSS MEETING. A meeting of the county Red Cross executive committee will be held at 2:30 Friday at chapter headquarter.? over the S. &. ,L. store. Important business is to five days in J expected ™H Mr^Tvht R Steven the at- tribution of the proceeds among,be considered, and the executive , and Mrs. Robt. «-Ste v «£ R^ 15 heire. Mrs. Lewis died a year board member from each branch IVll. OlllA * fr* . . I r»V* Qi-*f £!•« if- fi-*mnnle±f3 If* '-,4- + rtV»*3 Swea City Boy i« WHO Broadcaster Swea City, Apr. 23—Pfc. Don aid Bunkofske was one of thre north Iowa boys broadcasting di rectly from the front lines ii Germany on a Herb Plarobecl WHO program Wednesday even ing. Donald is a veteran of D day. The other boys were a Buf sin Center lad and Leo Dogotch Whittemore, the latter in a med PHILLIPS SON IS BELIEVED AMONG LIVING C. C. Secretary and Mrs. C. A. 'hillips are still 'without direct! assuface that their son 1st Lt.' ohn Phillips, who was reported missing in action some weeks ago, is liberated and safe, but evi- ' dence to that effect seems encour- i aging. | John was in the infantry, and le and another officer were taken prisoner while the Rundstedt msh was being driven back into jermany. They were in different Allied armies, but were imprisoned in the same German camp and became acquainted there. 3oth knew friends at Waterloo, and the other officer's wife at Waterloo knew John personally. The other officer's wife received the same missing notice ;hat Mr. and Mrs. Phillips received about John. The wife, lowever, received first news of husband's liberation from ADD TALL BOT TRUE STOB1E FROM THE WAR With the 78th infanlry division in Germany, east of Ihe Rhine (undated)— Sgt. Kenneth Geilenfeld, 21. 355 No. HSll, Algona, la., can tell one for Ihe "close call" army records. Just af- ier he had crossed the Rhine, a Kraut sniper fired at him, and the bullet perforated his field jacket, two sweaters, and his shirt, but never even scratched him! her still another officer written April 7, then received letters from her lusband written April 12 and 13, and he wrote that John was "all right" when he last saw him. If John was still in the same camp when Allied soldiers captured it, then John was doubtless FEE SCHEDULE SET BY REAL ESTATE BOARD The county Real Estate board met Thursday evening here for dinner and business. A schedule of fees was adopted. The commission to be charged lumui it, men uuuiL wao uuLiui.ii;aa , » ., .. . c liberated at the same time, and!° n sales of c)t y Properties is 5 the only worries left for Mr. and | per cent with a $100 minimum on Mrs. Phillips are whether he was improved property and $50 on still there and why they have not : unimproved property. The corn- heard from him direct. Being of . mission on sale of farms will be different armies, the two officers per cent. Where exchanges may have been separated by the ' are made, each party is to pay the Nazis, and John may have been i regular commission. taken to a different camp. It was j Leasing of residences involves been reported that the Germans : a commission of 25 per cent of have been taking prisoners with ! the first month's rent. Property them to mountain fastnesses to ' management will carry 5 per be used as trading stock for 'cent; supervision of repairs ex- themselves. . ceeding $50, 10 per cent. Or, since both boys were | Appraisals made by members wounded in the right arm, it may O f the board will be on a sliding be that John's wound was worse fee scale: residence appraisal up than the Waterloo officer's, and to $3000, $16; $3000 to $5000, $20; he may be safe tout unable either , above $5000. $25. Business ap- to write himself or find anyone else to write for him. Titonka Youth in Roosevelt Cortege praisals of $5000 or less, $25; $5000 to $10,000, $35; over, $10,000, $35 plus $1 per $1000 over $10,000. Farm appraisals are on the same schedule. Following business session the board heard a discussion of ac- Donovan Andrews, undergrad- complishments of the recent ses- uate at Annapolis, son of Mr. and sion of the legislature by Sen. Mrs. Howard Andrews, Titonka, Duane E. Dewel. A review of a marched in President Roosevelt's new law which sets up a state funeral cortege Saturday, a week real estate commission with high- ago at Washington. I er standards for real estate brok- Wesley Youth in the War Theater Only 3 Months. Mrs. Marie (Julius) Kunz, Wesley, received notice yesterday from the war department that her son Lt. Julius Kunz Jr., navigator on a B-24, had been missing over Italy since April 9. The evening of April 8 Julius had, in a letter to his mother, said: "Some of the boys had a touph mission today, and we are hoping for a 'milk run' tomorrow. A 'milk run' in flight parlance, is an easy mission. To Italy in January. The young lieutenant, who had his first training at the CPT at Pclla and Des Moines, enlisted in the air corps at Des Moines Sept. 14, 1943. He started training for a pilot and was in camps at Amarillo, Tex., Grand Forks, N. D., and Santa Ana, Claif., finally at Hondo, Tex., where he transferred to navigator training and was graduated second lieutenant. Julius had further training at LeMoore and March fields in California. He embarked from an Atlantic port last January for overseas duty • and was with the 15th air force in Italy. Practiced Law at Garner. Julius was graduated from the St. Thomas military academy, St. Paul, held an A. B. degree, and was also a graduate of the Iowa university law school. He practiced law in Garner nine months prior to entering service. The youth is the only son, but there are two daughters, Mary Adine,- student at the National college of education, Evantton, III, and June Adel, in FBI employ at Miami, Fla. The children's father died suddenly last Feb. 12. ^-^^ BIG CROWD FOR LIONS BANQUET AND PROGRAM The new Lions club's postponed charter night party Friday evening is regarded as a great success. For the 6:30 banquet served by a Catholic qircle the high school gymnasium was completely filled with tables and guests. Special sections were occupied by Rotarians, Kiwanians, and the Lions. Herbert Hedlund, president of the new club, called the banquet audience to order for an invocation by the Rev. L. H. Loesch. L. T. Root, president of the sponsoring Garner club, gave an address, after which Edw. Jochumson, Lions district governor, presented the charter, which was accepted by President Hedlund. Dr. Ray B. Richardson, Davenport Lion, sent a new gavel to his son the Rev. C. C. Richardson, vice president of the new club, and the local Mr. Richardson responded. Bob McCullough was toastmaster for the program. The Garner club's "Tail-Twister" created much amusement with various activities. The after-program took place in the school auditorium, where Jack Shelley, WHO war correspondent, gave an address before a large and appreciative audi- Donovan was graduated from ers was given. This law will Ames and is now in his second year at Annapolis. His father, a veteran of World War I, is coxswain now serving in Hwaaii after two years in the Aleutians. Mrs. Andrews is teaching a rural school in German township and Phyllis, a daughter, is a senior cadet nurse at Kahler hospital, Rochester. Husband Girl Here Prisoner of Nazis Mrs. Eleanor Backus-Smith received word Saturday from Brig. Gen. H. N. Gilbert, U. S. army, that her husband, Capt. Vernon E. Smith, had been reported a prisoner of war. The captain take effect January 1, and is designed to end "wildcat" and ir- responsive selling of real estate by raising the requirements of men who hold licenses. 4 &go, chapter is expected to attend,. ... c;uated..Gfinaaix farming ical unit. All are in the General was with the engineers in the Patch Seventh army. Donald re- 1314th regimen! Mrs. Smith is marks dealt largely with anti-| stenographer for C. A. Phillips, ence. -*- Chamber of Commerce secretary., outdoors. Hendren is Wounded in Action Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Hendren j have been notified that their son Sgt. Loran Hendren was wounded in Germany March 24 and is hospitalized in France. He is a member of the 17th Airborne division as a paratrooper. Since the parents received the government message a letter caime from Loran, dated April 1,5 and written at the hospital. He said his wounds were in the left leg and foot, but he was getting along well and was already able to sit NORTHWESTERN TAXES. A C. & N. W. release from Chicago reports that among Iowa counties receiving between $10,000 and $20,000 from the railroad company this year as 1R44 taxes is Kossuth, and this county gets •$16,910.19, the largest sum in that class. -*SCHOOL BANQUET. A Fenton Junior-Senior ban- auet was held Friday night at the Alpona hotel. Table decorations and favors were of Mexican design. Thirty-eight persons attended, and there was a program. SCHOOL ACCIDENT. Lewis Gade, high school student, suffered, serious injury to his righjt eye one day last week, when in the chemistry laboratory a mixture containing njtric acjd exploded and in

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