The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 10, 1942 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 10, 1942
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m~>? '«*' -p. , ; , ANNUAL COUNTY SPELL CONTEST HERE APRIL 4TH The Kossuth county annual spell- Ing contest will be held in the court room, Algona, Saturay, April 4th The contest will begin- at 9 o'clock tn the forenoon. At that time the \vinner wilt be awarded the count} spelling contest to be held in the State house, JDes Moines, later in the month. Selection of Contestants Each rural school in a township may enter its champicn for the county contest. Likewise each elementary or parochial school in the towns also enters its champion to the county meet. In every case a certificate is awarded every contestant in the county contest setting out the championship of that particular school whether in township or town. The county champion is awarded a pin upon which Is designated Kossuth County Spelling Champion. This award 'is made by the Des Moines Register. The county champion takes part in the state contest and the winner of the state meet is provided expenses for participation in the national contest at Washington, D. C. What! Dog Population Dwindling in County? After April l there is a penalty of $1 per dog attaches to delinquent buyers cf dog licenses. County Auditor Kinsey says there were 3200 licenses issued for 1941 and so far this year but 1950 have been Written. This mians that within the next three weeks another thousand miust be issued before the 1941 total is reached. Can it be that the d:g population in Kossuth county is on the wane? Algona Girl First on New Radio Telephone Job St. Benedict News The Al Roaenmeyers are the recipients of a new car. The Calvin Bode family has moved to near Fcnton and the Jim Coadys northwest of Burt. Spring is in the air as some of our residents are doing interior decorating. The John Roskopfs and J. O. Downs have been papering. •Mrs. Mary Penton attended the funeral of her uncle, Wm. Shea at Corwith. last Wednesday. He had been taken there from Blue Earth, Minn., forburial. Mrs. Ben Dorr spent from Sunday of last week until Thursday with her daughter at the Cliff Deh- aiert home at Mason City. Her daughter is employed by the Western Life Insurance ocmpany. Mr. and Mrs. Dehncrt drove to Algona Thursday to be with his father who is very ill. The card club met with Mrs. Fred Krickson last Thursday and three tables were in play. First prize Went to Mrs. Mary Gink and low to Mrs. Dcrothy Arndorfer. They will meet with Mrs. Mary Cink next Thursday. Guests were Mrs. Catherine Arndorfer, Evelyn Huschka, Ellen Johnson and Alice Johnson. Miss Seefeld . . . adjusts radio frequency .The ability of women to talk lias at last found its place in our war efforts. They are now replacing men as "sky talkers" and it's a sweet feminine voice that now guides the big transport planes through the skies. / "Sky Taikars" are radio telephone operators employed by air lines to keep in constant touch with planes in flight. Until this month it was a man's job. But with the shortage of licensed 'fljpcM-ators, United Air Lines switched over to women. The first to take over the new duties at Cleveland Airport recently was Miss Amy Seofeid, 23, of 174',4 E. Bagley Road, an Algona, Iowa, girl and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Seefeld. She is shown at the instrument panel changing the frequency of her phones. SHOULDER BRRCE with the PEW ELASTIC TRinnGLE Lusby & G-iossi 7-8^9-10 GEN. MAOARTHUR AND PRES. OF PHILIPPINES— Philippine Islands: Photo by U. S.. Signal Corps—This picture- shows General Douglas MacArthur and (Manuel Quezon, President of Philippines taken shortly before the start of hostilities. Broke His Own Oxen to Break His Own Prairie Today there is no. one who would describe Kossuth county or this part of the state as 'being too wild in which to live. iBut 64 years ago conditions were somewhat different. In H878 the Milwaukee railway came no farther west than Algona. That year E. W. Van Dorston, now living in Armstrong', came to Kossuth with his parents. The family located in Seneca townshin and the elder Van Dorston felt that the Tuesday-Wednesday, :\lar. 10-11 "KEEP 'EM FLYING The Star Spangled Story Mrs. Rjoosevelt .says. "Be sure to see it." It will make you stand up ami cheer. Continuous show from 1 daily program. 1'lus "Main Street on Parade" and Walt Disney's "Birthday Purty." Tliurs.-OFri., March ia-18 Calendar Coupons this Date. Thursday Bargain Matinee DOUCUS CGHSUIKE BINNtn '' ROUHP «> UHC i Saturday, March 14 Big Three; Way Double Feature Show DEAD END KIDS iirni TOUGH GUYS .-, Seccnd Feature Robin Hood of the Roarin' Wes*. DICK LEO ANDY FORANCARRILLODEVINE No. 3—Fun for the entire family CAUL THEATRE Special midnight Spook Show Fri., March 1% 11 o'clock Midnight. If you can take it and sit through the -entire show—on your way out Fri- Ctey night we will give you a free ticket for aiiow Friday, March 20— you to pay only Federal Tax of 4c. Saturday Midnight 11 p. ni., and Sun.-MoiL, March M-15-l»i Sensational , Stage play that broke all records in Des Moines now on our screen. It's just like the play. Much funnier. You'll be on a laff riot! country was too wild and returned to the east. Trained Own Oxen Edward Van Dorston, then a young lad, was impressed with conditions here and remained, working on farms in this part of the county for three years. Then he bought from the railroads a farm of his own, on a long term contract. He purchased three wild steers and trained them to the yoke and broke his own prairie and farmed the land in Seneca township. Recently, he was in Algona to pay the taxes on that same land, though he retired from farming and moved to Armstrong some eighteen years ago. Wild—yes the country was wild in those days of •oxen, no near neighbors, none of the mechanized conveniences of this modern day. Visited Nearly Every State iDuring the winter seasons, since Mr. Van Dorston retired, ho has spent the time in the .south and west and through the years he has visited every state in the union except Maine and Vermont. During those years In! has seen the march of progress in farming and every day activities, with steady beat, reach into home and community to the point that life and its problems are the more easy of perfect fulfillment. The "gee" and "haw" yelled at the J&wly oxen is s'upplanted with shift of a throttle on a gasoline motor, the plodding after the plow or the drag is changed to a comfortable seat, the .•-wish of the scythe and cradle hap been absorbed by the hum of the grain binder, the neigh of the horse is drowned out by the put-put of the gas engine, and even the strength of muscled hands and wrists is losing out in competition with milking machines—yes, things are vastly different these days. But Mr. Van Dorston, after having ibeen a part of these changes and having*seen points in practically all of the states of this union, retains his mixst ardent loyalty to the acres in Kossuth county and lovea t!>e 'best part of his state which he helped to reclaim Ifrom the "wilds." Mrs. H. W. Thompson Picks First Spring Flower Saturday Rushing the season almost two weeks, 'Mrs. H. W. Thompson, 720 South Minnesota street, Saturday picked the first blooming spring flower in her yard. She said several are blooming and will blossom out in the next few days. Spring officially arrives here -on Saturday, March 21, hence Mrs. Thompson's flowers are almost two weeks in the lead. LOCAL CHAPTER CONSERVATION LEAGUE CROWS !ThlS week 500 'letters ard beln? sent to the 600 members of the Algona chapter, Kossuth County, Cow- servation League, and with'the let'-' ter Is enclosed a membership card for 1842, paid up. At a recent meeting of the county organization here it was decided that there would ,be n>o dues during the duration of the war. A ike letter • Is being mailed to the members of the various chapters over the county, also this week. Hold In Expense (Heretofore the league has held a field day, which, along with the membership dues, has provided revenue with which to •maintain the Union Slough area, care for equipment, etc.. With the balance on •nand from last year there is enough in the (treasury to take care of those matters for another year or two and activities will be curtailed with a view to holding within tha balance expenses for that time. The Algona membership has been well past the 400 mark In- the past year and many new chapters have been solicited and accepted and the 'oral chapter is growing very satis- ''a:-toyi!y in membership. School Teachers Nearly 100 Percent On Defense Purchases Tinder the direction Of the Iowa State Teachers' Association the 25,000 teachers In Iowa 'are kick- ng in $1.00 each towards a defense 'und largely to be used for ambu- ance purchases. The drive in the county is made through County Superintendent Lauritzen's office and the different superintendents of town and city schools. Superintendent Laing reports that locally $39 have been collected vhich is nearly 100 percent. FINDS MARKED FIVE" CENT t»BECE—Eureka Springs, Arkansas: On July 4, 1916, &. IN. 3aegesser marked "a five-cent piece J-4-18. Twenty-five years later to the day Saegesser received the sahie coin back aqrain more than 800 miles from w.iere he originally put the coin Into circulation. The mere fact that iSaegesser re'acquired the nlck- ]e on the same day 25 ysars later would not happen again In ia thousand years! Pioneer Tops Local Bowling League When the Pioneers took three 'rom the Peerless Oil this week hey took first place in tho bowing league at the Barry alleys. Al- ;ona Creamery and DeKalb are tied or fourth place while the Jaycees and Peerless Oil are tied for 13th. Recently the K. of C. team had been hot and were going places, rawling topward. Then the team ilossomed tout with new shirts, good ooking and having the emblem and -C of C. colors. For some reason, unexplainable, since the boys have onned the shirts they have been onsistently in a losing streak. The earn is now in tenth place while a hort time ago they had reached ifth. The standings: J W L Pet. Pioneer 51 21 .708 Interstate ...: 48 24 .667 Silver Gray 47 25 .653 DeKalb 39 30 .565 Algona Creamery 39 '30 .565 Wesley Auto 40 32 .542 Court H'-us^ 39 33 .542 Wesley Co-Op 37 35 .514 Grain Belt 34 35 .493 K. of C 34 38 .472-, Beckers Sports 30 42 .417 Burt 28 41 .406 Peerless Oil 29 43 .403 Jaycees .'. 29 43 .403 Old Style Lager 27 45 .375 Whittemore 13 47 .217 Seed Tests Need Not Be Made in Laboratory It isn't neces.'lary for farmers who have seed for sale to have tests of those seeds made in a state laboratory, County Agent A. L. Brown pointed out this week. Regardless of who makes the tests, responsibility for their accuracy lies with the farmer. To comply with the fciw for the sale of seed on his farm, the farmer must furnish a germination test, must certify that it is free from all primary noxious weeds and give the rate of occurrence of secondary noxious weeds. Posting of this information at the seed bin or on the container is all that is necessary to comply with the law. Farmers should probably make thoir own tests, in view of the crowded laboratory conditions. iSoy beans and small' grain can easily be tested for germaination in a sand box. A small box should be filled with about IVjt inches of sand. Place the beans on this seed bed and cover with about 1 inch of sand. The improvised tester should be kept at room temperature. In Memory of Zola Last Friday morning death took from us one of our dearest friends. Words cannot express the grief which hangs heavy upon our hearts. Although we can never see, never talk to her, she has left imbedded deep in our hearts the kindness which makes life worth while. A kindness which truly depicts our beloved school mate. I tis life, it is happiness, it is the immortal feeling whihc guides man througn his troubled times. In the following lines we find a futile attempt to put our grief into wards. But though they are merely words— words soon forgotten—Zola, a sweet and kind girl whom everybody loved, left a memory, a memory which will always linger on. They say that you have gone. 'But you've left a million friends dear— Who will never say "so long." We cannot say goodbye Zola, Your memory lingers on.. Even though you've left us Ah! even though you've gone We cannot say goodbye Zola. You'll always linger on. We cannot say goodbye Zo'a. For no matter that you've gone Tour sweet and darling smile dear (Shall always linger on. No, we cannot say goodbye, Zola, 'For you've left In all our hearts, 'A thrill of love, of happiness, A thrill in life itself. No-Ve cannot say goodbye, gola For your memory lingers on. ' You nave a. million friends, dear— Who can never say "so long." ' —Those who knew-.her and loved her—schoolmates. STRANGE AND INTERESTING FACT?—Wesson, Arkan'ssas: Photo shows Mrs. W. R. (Pickering and her remarkable 19-year-old cow, ."Crumy" whose third and last <alf was born 13 years ago and she has not (freshened since that time. The icow is amazing for it is claimed that for several years "Grumpy" was a four gallon cow and Ishe still gives three quarts a Iday. LOST BY JAPANESE FISHERMEN—Reedsport, Oregon: —'Because of shortage of wood in Japan, deep sea fishermen have had to use glass balls like the one in the photo, for net floats instead of wooden ones. These glass balls which are hollow and in various sizes, were attached to the nest. Evidently the 'balls were not fastened securely for thousands of them 'have been picked up along the beaches or the Oregon coast. They must have broken from the nets and been carried thousands of miles through the Pacific Ocean -by the Japanese Current, which flows past the Oregon and Washington shores. The large one shown in the iphoto was found on the shores of Winchester Bay at the mouth of the Umpqua River in Oregon. MRS. MACARTHUR STII4. IN THE PHILIPPINES— Somewhere in the Philippines: fThis picture by the U. S. Army Signal Corps was made shortly before the attack on Pearl Harbor last December, and has just been released by the War Department It shows Mrs. Douglas MacArthur, -wife of the iCbmmander-in-Chief of the Philippine forces watching the Nepa Festival 1 . Both Mrs. MacArthur and .their son still are somewhere )n the Bataan Peninsula, it is believed. Shirley Vlnson, daughter of Howard Vlnson, will bedomis the brldo of Merle P.ratt, son j of Mr. and 'Mrs. Dennis Pratt, tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon at three o'clock at the Presbyterian manse with Rev. C. ,C. Richardson performing thesingle ring ceremony, the couple being attended by.Mrs. Lee D:y of Kewanee, 111., and R. ". Nealy of Algeria. The bride will be attired In a tan willc suit with navy blue accessories nn-d her attendant in a .brown and white silk suit. iRlchnrd Keen Of Gedar Rapids will slhg "O Promise Mo", accompanied at the piano by Barbara Haggard. ••-,.' (Following the ceremony a reception will be held at the Home of the grobm's parents with Mrs. Vln- son and Mrs. Pratt as hostesses. fThe bride is a graduate of, the Conde, S. D., high scbcol .and for the past year has been employed at the Algona Upper Des Moines." The groom Is. tf graduate of the Algona high school and is employed by his father at the Pratt Electric Go. The' couple will be at home at 406 North Phillips street, after March 15. Woman's Club to Meet— ' The Algona Woman's club will meet at the Library Friday, March 13. The program will be In charge of Mrs. Grace Taylor Humphrey with a patriotic .skit entitled "Sing America" being presented. /Mrs. D. R. Martin will be the narrator, ind Doris Cooper and Bill Burns the solosists accompanied by Meredith Raney. An American portrait will be presented by the Watoma- hik campflre girls. Mrs. Mell Peterson is to close the program by telling of her experiences at Hawaii. 'luni Creek Club Meets— The Plum Creek Social and Literary club met at the Community •oom Wedne'sday-with Lenora Adams and Madora Torine as hostesses. A paper entitled "The Story of Transportation" was given- by Sadie Skilllng. The next meeting will be 'held March 18 with Elsie Wlll- •ett and Beulah Seeley as .the host- sses. ' • 3. .D. 'of A. to Meet— The Catholic Daughters of Amrica will have a pot luck covered ish supper Thursday at 6:30 at St. Cecelia's Academy. A business meeting will precede the supper. Shirley Vinsoit to Marry Merle Pratt Wednesday, March 11 News Briefs from Kossuth County SUIT HAS BEEN'FELED in the istrict court by. F. M. Washburn, ather of Donald Washburn-, minor, gainst Eva Thompson, owner cf a ruck, and Paul R. Current, own- r of a passenger car, which were nvolved in an accident near Bufalo Center last October 6. Donald as a passenger in the Current ar. Damages o'f $10,000 are asked. * * * MRS. RUTH SEATON HICKS, ome demonstration' agsnt in Kosuth since October, 1938, left for mes last week where she will serve a temporary-nutritionist with the owa State College. Mrs. Hicks roved very competent in her work ere and was very popular with the many farm women who worked /ith her, * * * ROBERT DEAL, Algona, leaves lis week for Sitka, Alaska, to join is father, Bert Deal, now located here. Sitka, a town of 1.987 pop- lation, and only 200 of them taing hites.'is located on Baranof Is- and, the chief industries of which re lumbering mining and salmo'n shing. * * * THE R. C. LABARRES have so!d heir home here to John Arndorfer, f St. Benedict, who in turn have ased it to the C. A, Mielke fam- y. The LaBarres are moving to Arsons, Kansas, to make their ome. Mr. Mielke came here from rainard, Minn, and represents le Wilson 1 Packing company. * * » DR. O. G. NAUDAIN, former Al- onan, is now stationed at bh,3 Udgewood Arsenal in Maryland, a eutenant-colonal in- the chemical ar service. The past few years he as been head of the chemistry staff n Winthrop College, at Rock Hill,, outh Carolina. -Announced— Captain and Mrs, 8, E. Cotnam of Washington, D. 0., formerly 6f Oelweln, announce the approaching mftfrlage of their daughter, (Florence Loulae, to Max S. Rlchafd"son of Morlstown, M, J., son of B. P. Richardson of Algona. The marriage will take place In the 'Little Church Around the Corner In New York on Saturday, May 9.. Mr, Richardson received his degree in Industrial science from Iowa State College in 1937 and since that time has been employed by the Bell Telephone Laboratories in New York City and 'is now,on leave of absence whl'e Working for the Division' of National Defense Research of C> lumbla University. Mothers and Daughters Meet— The South Creaco Mothers and Daughters club met Wednesday evening for a family pot luck supper at the W. H. Brandow home, Mrs, Lou Robinson was the assisting hostess.. Five hundred was played wilth Sirs. Wayne Smith win* nlng high prize for the ladles and Lyle Runchey high for the men. Mrs. Will Runchey was low for the womeri ami Donald Moore was low for the men. Mrs. Lyle Runchey won the chair .prize. The next meeting will be held Wednesday at the home of Mrs. O. S. Moore with Mrs, Katherlrie Parks as assisting hostess. Election of officers will be held at this time. Men's Club to Meet— /There wrlll be a regular, meeting of the Men's Club tomorrow evening (Wednesday) in the church 'basement at the Presbyterian church. Election of officers will be held •at this time. The committee serving the 6:30 supper will consist of Mesdames Geo. St. John, L. F. Rice, W. L. Jensen, Alwln- Huenhold, Coline Shlneflew, Cleve Bar- 'ton and Del Clopton. '-, P. E. O Elects— , At the annual -election of officers of the BW chapter of P. E. O. Mrs. G. W. Stlllman 'was elected president; Mrs. R. A. Evans, vice president; Mrs. A-A. Brunson, recording secretary; Mrs. Joe Harig, treas- er; Mrs. Lloyd Robinson, chaplain; and Ella Thompson, guard. Mrs. G. W< Stillman and Mrs. R. A. Evans were named as defegates to the convention. . j C. D. of A. to Meet— The C D. of A. -will have a regular business meeting Thursday evening at S p. ml at-the Academy Hall. This will be preceded by a 6:3o.pot-luck dinner. Mrs. Mary Streit and Mrs. Karl Hoffman are hostesses. Mrs. Hoffman, who underwent an operation at Rochester , will be Uflftbfe t6- attend, Birthday Club W Meet MrS. Bd Wdlobttiwlll eitfertilln her birthday club Wednesday hort* orlng the birthday of Mfs. iMartln Swanson. Other members <jf the club are Mesdamea dart Haugeh-, Max Carter, Gus Swenson, Oliver Martinson, Harold Anderson, 'Ray Gold, and B. K. Nelson. - f f • •- .-' Mrs. Hutching t o" Enter tain— The Beta Sigma, Phi sorority will meet tonlght'XTuesday) at the home of Mrs. Irene, Htitdhlns. Jean Kinsey will have charge of the lesson. ' Election of officers for the coming year will be held at this time. ' _ ' • Bible Class to Meet-— The Woman's Bible class of the Congregational church Wi)i meet tomorrow (Wednesday) afterridbn for a covered dish luncheon. Svery- one 1 Is asked to be at the Intone of Mrs. Jessie Dalz-lel at two o'clock. Boiok Club at Llndliolms— Mrs. Paul LIndholm entertained the members of the Book Club'$*rf- day afternoon at her home. Mrs. J. R. Woodmansee,' Mrs, O. A. Lindgren, and Mrs. Mary Hopper were , guests of the club. Bible Searchers to Meet— ' (The Bible Searchers class .will meet this afternoon (Tuesday) at the home of Mrs. C. C. Scharlach. Assisting hostesses are Mrs. Chris Johnson, Mrs. Stella Sabln, and Mra. Sarah Douglas. Luncheon to be Given — ; The Woman's Society of Christian Service of the Methodist church will meet Thursday afternoon .,for their monthly one o'clock luncheon. Mrs. JP. A. Danson's division ..{will serve. ' \ " die EXCLUSIVE AGENTS PRODUCTS LUSBY Sc GIOSSI Algona, Iowa -'-: ^E'E'-US ' ; For prices on Brooder Houses and small Hog* Houses built at the yard to your order, Miller Lumber Co. Algona, Iowa !•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• To My Friends of Algona and Surrounding Territory •I have purchased the interest of my former partner, Leo Spilles. Our store will be closed until Thursday morning, March 12th. After serving this community fpr 17 years with their hardware needs, I'could not bear the idea of quitting. It did me a lot of, good to have so many people come to me during the sale suggesting that I continue. Thanking you for your years of pa/tronage, I pledge myself to serve you faithfully .in the. future. Signed:— John Kohlhaas KOHLHAAS HARDWARE TWO for safe, $b« ypjper ,- • Rochleau Has Double One for .Mr, Ripley In the Thursday issue of ,The Advance, Charles Pelbler, farmer east of toww, was credited with hav- in seven fresh cows each of which recently gave birth to a heifer calf —seven heifer calves. It truly is one for Mr. Rlpley's Believe It or Not. However, here , comes Victor Rochleau, farmer living south of town, with a double one for Mr. Ripley. He b&g twelve fresh cows and each one of them recently nave birth to » heifer calf—twelve heifer calve*. That tb,e Place for Idle -and These Days There Is no place for idle land, weet clover or other crops for reen manure only under the stress or all out food production in Iowa his year, in the opinion of Coun- y Agent A. L Brown. Every acre f land must be put to its very best se, he said. Along with the proper land use, e emphasized the fast that it's aster to save feed than' raise it. A ushel of corn saved by improved eeding methods or through better management, which brings less loss hrough disease, will produce as much pork, milk or eggs as a bush- l raised. A bushel pf feed saved iquires no labor, no machinery, no and and no added expense, he olnted out. On small farms, which often have surplus of labor, added care for he livestock oftentimes replaces feed. On larger •farms which'often have a shortage of labor, however, the opposite might be true. More pasture, more roughage and more feed might replace a part of the labor. Better buildings also help conserve feed and labor. Movable bog houses, brooder houses, fences set on the contour, guatf rails in the farrQwdng house, alTOg with gen- eraj farm building repairs will do much to increase the efficiency of the farming operations. Mrs. Ben Recker was taken seriously ill last'.Tuesday morning and at this writing has not improved much. It la thought she is. suffering from fall bladder trouble She h M hfjid »evera) O f these FOR A FIT AS PRECISE AS A KEY IN A LOCK Visit Our Corset Department IT'S "j-ormfii" Do st*y* keep poking it y«! from f«r* an4 »ft? POM ywir foundation r*» qufep frequent y»nks (Q k*ep it from arqimd your n«*? JQo ugly ted m^b, •ore and p»iaft»I, tatto^ the imprint of ,ypur foundation OR jwujr skill? ffeje'i, ^ Chance to'get » famotja Formfit foundation, pep* • feetly fitted te y«w fipt* , . - . . ,- , * Christensen* «M£@w% mw finfnw' s . ? * i

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