Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on May 1, 1945 · Page 1
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.-" Save Waste Kitchen Fats ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY EVEN UICIDE HERE BY A NEWCOMER * *»«« .**» .. ^ ^ • "'.••• NG, MAY 1, 1945 8 Pages 64 Columns Number 34 ilver Star A warded Posthumously . , — ^^ STATION FOR BRAVER YON (BATTLEFIELD spite Enemy Fire He Kept Cool to Direct Men. Sudden Death Friday for John M'Donald, of Emmetsburg Ten Are Inducted Into Army Thursday FORMER BURT BOY 01 HEART e M ,r N FR *° M K ° SSUTH left b Y bus Thursday morning ic be inducted into the army at Fort Won B»n « M "' i* mCn "* Lawrence Gcrder, Burt; Arlcwe Blcmo. Ledyard; Herbert Been- Ken, Bancroft: Marrnc T.anr*ai>rviaYi G»r**-* /->:«... T«T__ T^!_I_* *_ .»,¥. . « . . — .... _ __ . m* , ' ' -*' *•"•***« **!.«. ww jDiuiu*:*. JueaYara; neTDeri J?een- iviunuay au iwie ^uiigreKauuruu Marcus Langerman, Swea City; John Ricklcfs, Tiicnka; Ralnh Sch5->ull, Lu Verne; church, Emmetsburg, and burial Earl Kvamsdale, Swea City; Earl Eden, Kanawha; Richard Beenken. Tilonka: Wm. Coffman, Swea was made in Evei, City. Mrs. Dorothy McEnroe-Higgins i received not'ficatoin from J. ., Ulio, major general serving as idjutant general in 'the war de- rtment, that her late husband, _pt. Wm. B. Higgins, has* been •iwaided the silver^star posthu- iusly. The citation follows: For gallantry in action in "'.On 2 February. 1945, I Captain Higgins, command- I 'ing Company "H," with com" tie disregard for constant re from two enemy tanks covering the approaches to I "*, located positions in' ad' ranee of his own lines and moved the guns into position before final asslault on the town began. .During ensuing attack, his example of cool and aggres- krive action under fire was an binspiration to all *** troops. I : ;Ai a result of the close sup|,,port provided by Company 'H's machine-gun fire, the «t- vhck was successfully sewed. • • •'.vThe gallantry, leadership,. "disregard 4 'lor' personal displayed by this of- reflect highest; honor : jpoh himself and' the- United • , ,. ., . . ., / „ Stales armr v ' ' whether th ey also know that Ber••'._. ,. , . „ , •.. lin has been bombed constantly The adjutant general's letter f d and Russians are on which was dated April 21, said Unter Den Linden> fe decoration would be forward-, Inquiry a , t the camp has re . Ik ,u o co . mm andmg general, cealed that the pr j so ners do know IfcrenUi Service Command, Oma- b radio rf events in Europe> but Vwho would name an officer i£ ^^ believe what they hear, to make personal presentation. they stolid i y refuse to show that | This has not yet been done. they do. Rites Vest Son of La McDo laid. Wm. B. Hfggms ES OF ATTACK Seventh War Loan Drive Is Set to Begin May 14 rday for te O. P. John McDonald, 41, Emmetsburg, died at Shcjre Acres farm near Spirit Lake [Friday about 6 p. m. from a heart attac-K Funeral servicbs were held at THE PRISONERS AT CAMP KNOW, BUT DON'T TALK There has been speculation among some Kossuth observers on whether the Germans at the prisoner of war camp west of town know that the Russian and 'fAmerican forces have met, and Veterans Must Apply for Their New Tax Exemption Particulars of Death. the .family has now received But when things were going good for the Nazis, as they did [particulars covering the captain's last December, when the big I death, The information came in Rundstedt counter-attack was |a letter from the front which, started, the prisoners showed "nong other things, said: j plainly in their attitudes the We were near Schlieden. Ger- change in the fortunes of war. |»«ny, at the time of his death,! —* "4 we had our Company C. P. 1 /-, . ' D ... .up in a house. .We. had not UOUnty at DOttOlTl tm receiving much enemy fire Wa«*«» PA nor I U* ithe llih of February. Waste raper L.181 this morning, about 10:55, Kossuth county did a dive- shells went over the house, bombing act in March waste pa- -i ing to our rear. The captain per reports, according to a state ?l» changing*' socks at the time, report from Des Moines. From ttd the 1st sergeant w»s sitting a standing of around 50 among •l.hu desk in the same room. The counties of the state it dropped Wone rang, and it was the col- to a group of 14 countibs desig- »»1 seeking information regard- nated "73," whatever type of dis- "" "" shells. The 1st sergeant grace that means—lowest in the A $500 property-tax exemption granted by the recent legislature is nowf in effect for veterans of World War II. However, application must be ma'd'c by the veterans to the 'county auditor, and Auditor Immerfall already reports several now on file. The exemptions start with taxes payable next year for 1945. : Veterans of World War I who filed application when the assessor was around, or who filed with the auditor, need do nothing more, 1 for their exemption was automatically boosted to $750 by the legislature. This goes into effect without further action by veterans of World War I. Veterans of World War I who have not asked for exemption can now secure it by filing their discharge papers with the county recorder and making application to the county auditor. Veterans of World War II must also file discharge papers with .the recorder and make application. Veterans include soldiers, sailors, marines, nurses, WACs, WAVES. The exemption also applies to widows, but not to widowers. No more 'than one tax exemption can be allowed in the name of any veteran. For instance, a veteran of both world wars cannot claim an exemption for each, but can secure only the $750. Claims for exemption must be filed prior to July 1 in order to apply on the 1945 taxes payable next year. green cemetery there. Burial was there instead of at the parents' plot at Burt, Mr. McDonald having previously expressed such desire. Mr. McDonald had gone to Spirit Lake Thursday, intending to sell corn that Belonged to the Kulp estate. He slayed overnight, and Friday did some repair work on a bridge at the) place. While at that job he was stricken. Working alone near the farm buildings, he felt ill, md called Mr. 4 and Mrs. L'eon Allen, tenants on *,the' place since ty[arch f who 'took him 'to their n'ou'i'e arid 'called a doctor. So far js known, Mr. McDonald had had ho previous By Eugene Murtsgh, Counly Bond Chairman. There is more money available for the 7th War Loan drive in Kossuth county than at the start of any previous bond campaign. Bank deposits increased over $1,500,000 in 1944, and have shown a gain since the first of the year. If the increased bank deposits are' put into bonds, Kossu.Ui should meet its quota of $1,498,000 in the bond drive starting May 14. . • • ' Tremendous sums of money are needed to finish the war, to take care, of the wounded, to bring home liberated prisoners. The 7th War Loan has been called "the people's drive, 1 ' because a larger portion of the funds in this drive is expected to come from individuals. Workers are being lined up over the county to be ready to call at homes in both town and country when the drive opens less than two weeks from now. The drive will be conducted like those in the past, and pledges will be taken from the people to buy bonds on or before July 1. The response of farmers in contributions to an advertising fund for the 7th War Loan has been very good to date. Up to Monday afternoon one out of every four who received requests had responded, and many more contributions are expected. In past drives the advertising has been financed by the business and professional men of the towns. Farmers who expect to contribute should do so by the end of this week, so that the advertising campaign can be completed. M, A, JEPSEN, TANKDRIVER, SHOOTS SELF Hailed From Allison and Had Been Here Only Few Days. attacks, though h ed to his wife at ness of breath w.r lifting. Urged tc tor he made sevc do so, but each was full, so he, wherj there were ahead of him. Th an examination. Mr. McDonald had complain- times of shorten doing heavy consult a doc- ral attempts to ,ime the office left to return not so many s he never had was born at Burt July 31, 19C3, a son of the late O. P. McDona pin McDonald. He was graduat- from the higl and had two year also two years at Completing his tion in 1925 Mr. McDonald worked for some time a lumberman, then went to Cali- AN EVEN DOZEN BOYS OFF FOR FORTSNELLIN6 WEATHER fornia, where he from 1927 till th war. Since that looked after lum ; Selectees who left i High April 24 51 54 , April 26 55 Thursday'April 27 64 tate interests. On Sept. 30, 1930, Mr. McDon- 33 aid was married daughter of the Kulp, who was k n t -. .»»,«rt*j^) i* ii\j IT uu <h*i. ™ mobile crash in September 1942; the shells were . ; ( While the 1st sergeait was not reported. In the first three fi .? lhere - * fatal shell camel months of the year the county fhitting the side of the house was credited with 90,000 pounds ' bursting right into the C. P. of its 133,150-pound quota. " 58 I ' ;j . - --•*••*«, * *a o *•! •RC^VallA t,i*-vw n.wv »..~~..w -— .. — — - j OUJCULCca WliW ACJ. 1. JL * » WA t./»v-* WJ . - . I m up, went into a rear'room, state, apparently. The trouble mor ni n g by bus for Fort Snelling,. -^P r !{ *° &0 I «u looked out the window to see seems to have been that though w here they were to be inducted April ^y 60 "••—-"-- • •- - - | there were collections they were into the armed forces, were: , A P nl 30 co Lawrence R. Gorder. Charles City (formerly Burt). Arlowe Conrad Blome, Ledyard. 32 and they began 42 Emmetsburg, and ad lived there d and Ida Cha- school there, college at Coo, owa university, formal educa- with his father, LK5HTER N AZI PRISON CAMP IS LIBERATED Martin Andrew. Jepsen, 42, tank-wagon driver for the Harms Phillips _ 66 gasoline company, committed suicide yesterday morning at the station on State street across from the Northwestern station. Jepsorv fired a 20-gauge shot- pun at his head in the stations greasing- room, and was instantly killed, the charge blowing the top cf his skull off. No Reason Known. No reason has been advanced for. the act, though F. R. Haldeman, who operates. the station, said Jepsen had been; despondent over something uhrevealed recently. ..." ,, .•-,..' Jepsen came to Algona only last Thursday', : .from Allison, • southeast of Mason City, to work, for the -Harms concern, which headquarters at Allison. He had been in jthe .spu^i^till^ recently. Former Deputy Sheriff. Prior to a year- and a half ago i Jepsen was deputy sheriff of the ply of food for the prisoners, and'.county'in whipli: Allison is local- had pronounced water and other e ' d - ,. He ^s married, but wheth- .... ... . ' er there, are children had not sanitary conditions .satisfactory. | been learned "here yesterday. -----•-• Burial is. to; be made at Allison, but fungal, .arrangements were being held *up yesterday pending coroner's inquest re- The Lighters had just received notice last week of their son's I rew camp address, to which he '. was moved January 27. He is a ^ M __ ____ A i second lieutenant in the air com- quested by Sheriff Cogley. Coro- I bat service, and he was reported ner Evans was at Lu Verne. Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Lighter missing August 27, 1943. He was, The body was taken to the were ereatlv interested to find, first pilot of a B " 24> | Merritt funeral .home, where it were greatly interested to imo, M the time Lighter was re-' was held for an undertaking con- news in Sundays Des Moines port ed missing he was en route cern at Allison, which sent for it Register that a Nazi prison camp on transfer from an African base yesterday. al Moosberg, Germany, in which to England. The plane got their son Di^aine was imprisoned, course in a storm, and was : had been liberated. | down by enemy fire. off, shot I The crew I 5-ISSUE MONTH. Both the Advance and the Up- The Red Cross, the Register landed in water and was picked per Des Moines will have five'is- said, had reported a 10-day sup- up by a German P. T. boat crew. : sues this .month. Two Scenes from Senior Class was in finance beginning of time he had er and real es- to Pearl Kulp, ate Dr. D. E. in lomemaking at 40 33 throwing steel and dirt all we room. Higgins died instantly, LOSES A FOOT. Fenton, Apr. 30—-Freeman 1st sergeant received Wolfe, who recently entered a slight^ wounds when steel hospital at Iowa pity, has had his the open door to-1 right foot amputated. At last reports he is doing well. these Soldiers Con Tell Grandkids True Tall Tale i? THE 14TH /ARMORED DIVISION, Seventh Army, * rance — Germans don't fire their mortars to guide % \Aw r Yanks back to their lines, but T-S Melvin L. Attig, marto a> a '' and Pfc - Emerson B. Bottrell, Saginaw, Mich., m just that use of them recently. directing fire during the day their reconnaissance half * ^f as S iven orders to move. Later that evening, Attig, 3 , driver ' « n <i Bottrell, instrument operator, 500th ar- f, .—.| -*»*ftvt A*Wfr V* W**| tttaV* V*il*V** V W^« %-*1* VW» f •ftrtr-r-- —~ '. bao'iH ld Cillery battalion, 14th armored division, went «* to get instruments from a foxhole. ' nessT ^ e two men found their way to the spot in the dark' by fkvv! i e quipment was gone. An infantryman in a near' new i told tnem ^ had been moved, and gave them the assemwj 0 !}- After a wandering search, they found it, dis- "wea the equipment, and started back. Wth B m l iust ' th en the Germans laid down a barrage, starting lery m P ^ s> then bringing in" the larger guns. So the artil- •w'eren'f « * the dirt - The terrain was unfamiliar and they so th' S et t ln € anywhere by moving on between shell bursts, ey deci dea to try something else. shell a e ^- waited till the Germans started interdictory fke-^ '•- u a ,""nute, then crouching waited till a shell landed and hv n, ar ? a with its burst, ran from the hole it made, and leap-frog and using the battle flares for light, ' ' Weir area. Herbert R. Beenken, Bancroft. Marcus J. Langerman, Swea City. John' H. Hicklefs, Titonka. Ralph D. Schipull, Lu Verne. Kvamsdale, Earl C., Swea City. Earl L. Eden, Kanawha. Richard, H. Beenken, Titonka. Wm. W. Coffman, Swea City; transferred from Oklahoma City for delivery by Kossuth; volunteer. LEROYDALEIS AMONG MISSING i Mr. and Mrs. Walter Dale, Algona, received a government i message Friday saying that their 'son LcRoy was missing in action. ' No particulars are yet known ; here. j LeHoy, a chief petty officer, : was in the navy reserve four years before Pearl Harbor. After . the Jap attack, he enlisted for ! active service in the navy, and (he had since been in the Pacific : war theater. Leaving last week, Tuesday for. The young man was married, the same place and purpose were: and he and his wife, the daughter continuously. On vid, was born to with the mother Cecil, Sioux Cit Santa Ana, Calif. Maxine (Mrs. Ot Northampton, Ma; Attending the Maxine and Cec McDonald had re operation and come, though his Minn., was prese Mrs. McDonald's M. Kulp, and his lis. 4 $29,500 FOR RED CROSS Lloyd V. Craig, Farnhamville (formerly at or near Armstrong). Wm. Eli Spencer, Algona; transferred to Kossuth from Whittier, Calif; volunteer. The county Re , , _, __ , _.,-., of Mrs. Harley Palmer here, have I t ee met m execu I a five year old daughter. The at c , ha pter headq family lives here. day, and all branc Mrs. Harold Cowan is a sister represented exce of LeRoy, and a younger brother /! Dick is at present hospitalized I with rheumatic fever at the All of the foregoing men had. Gi' ea t Lakes naval training sta- previously been found qualified tlon for military service. Former Sexton Boy Wounded in Pacific ROTARY ELECTION. John Haggard was elected president at yesterday noon's Rotary luncheon; K. D. James, vice; Al, len Buchanan, secretary; A. W. Sexton, Apr. 30—Friends here Amunson, reelected 'treasurer; have had word that Lt. Morris E. i Walter Bradley, Perry Collins, Francis, serving in the Pacific, [ new board members. The electees was recently wounded. His par-1 take .office July 1. ents, Mr. and Mrs; Edw. Francis, i *-^— formerly farmed east of town[ FINGER AMPUTATED. where the Arthur Kleins now live, and both died there. Morris (better known as 'Buddy') C. A. Geilenfeld, farmer north of town, had been suffering from an infection in his left hand for taught rural schools, but since he a number of weeks and Monday left here his home has been at of last week one of his middle City, and Ledyar John Haggard, man, reported $2! the recent drive, home service oh; 168 cases cleared March. Mrs. Eugene man of volunteer presented a quar three months 1789 hours of ho in production 31] 3,453 hours time ments and 24 la overseas kitbags Firemen were forenoon to the tate,,farm four m Spencer, where his wife also re- fingers was amputated. He is get- to put out lleme <?«^<i.p •' V-' HnE* 'alriinp 1 c^iafantnvilv 1 ^-': 'etmro ITiiffv r>flii ting 'stove. Fifty son, John Dalem, and he, two brothers, Capt. D. D., and one sister, Krauschaar), survive, funeral were but Captain ently had an as unable to wife, Willmar, :, as was also nly brother, T. ife, Minneapo- TOTAL Cross commit- ve session at rters here Fri- ch'apters were Fenton, Swea 'ar Fund chair- iOO collected in id Paul Seeley, rman, reported i February and urtagh, chair- pecial services, rly report. In olunteers gave service^ and volunteers gave nade 1079 gar- ttes, filled 432 nd 270 county '1TWO SCENES FROM the senior class play to be presented at the high school iojiight are pictured. A Above, left to right, are Norma Voyles, Kenneth Brown, Roger Burgess. James Dailey, Doris Me- Guire, Tom Peardsley, Julianna Cotton, Ardis Kresensky, Ted Herbst. and Rosemarie Hutton. In the picture below are Bruce Shore. Joyce O'Brien. -Joyce Sterling, and Don Brown. The play is under the direction of Kay Mills, end is the farhouc Lost Horizon. kit bags, and m de 39 knitted garments. ailed Tuesday Lakota Veteran is New Night Marshal Albert Boeckelman, Lakota, is . a new 1 member of the city police force, and goes on duty tonight. He is a discharged veteran of this war, was in service two and one- half years, and did guard duty overeas, but received an honorable discharge in January. He is unmarried and his father is Andrew Boeckelman, farmer near Lakota. REVENUE OFFICE. It is anounced that the internal revenue office at the Algona postoffice is now open every Friday and Saturday afternoon till further notice. KILLED IN BATTLE. Livermore, Apr. 30—Mrs. Har- Dsterbauer Es- ry Zigrang has received word that es east of town' her nephew Donald Choquette from a brooder was killed in action in Germany ' s were burned. April 6. . -

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