The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 31, 1942 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 31, 1942
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mstonitiAL ARMY DAY WILL CEEBRATED HERE APRIL 6TH Rotarians Promoting Event at High School Aud- 1 itofium; Frank Miles to GUve Speech at 8 p, m. At the high school auditorium, Al- gpna, Monday evening, April 6, a. patriotic program will be presented In hbrior of Af my; $ay and com- mejhofating the. tWdnty-flfth annl- veftaty ot our entry into the first Word War. The speaker of the evening will be Capt. 'Frank Miles, editor of the Iowa Leglonalre, of Des Mblnea/rThe •program is sponsored &nd promoted by -the local Rotary club,. . ' „. County-wide Cooperation ^Assisting In presenting the pro- grain will bd members ; :bf the var- lous Legion posts over, the county. the Legion, Auxiliary, V. P. W. and Auxiliary, the Boy Scouts and members of the Algona -.Rotary clfib. Band music and group singing will also .have a place on the program, ther high school band, rendering several numbers before the curtain rises, ' It is expected, that groups from all over the county will attend, , ' . .--•••'-. " •• - •• ' • ' JLtike Linnan in Charge .'. The -master of ceremonies will be Luke Linnan, Rotarl jm. He will present: the speaker, Capt. Miles. prior to the address the high schocl bandvVWfll-^play; two patriotic numbers^ iche of them "God Bless America?', In which the audience will jptftiiT Following the address the audience will join ln< singing the national anthem. A "Victory V" •will -be formed in the auditorium by members of the Legion and the V. F; W. and within the "V" Rotarians and their wives will be seated. Boy Scduts Wl!l f usher. ; • On the Stage IThe stage will be x appropriately decorated, with the' national colprs and flags. With the 'speaker will be. several of the army officers- located in'' Oes Mo'lnes. Seats will also be arranged for members of the draft board, the Kossuth County 'Defense Council, The Rotary Board «f Directors, the Boy Scout 'Executive. Capt. Frank Miles' address will concern our participation in the first world 'war, in which he took . a part, and the present world war and the conditions we face today as- compared with a quarter of a century since. He is a forceful speaker and his address . should be heard by as many Americans as cart" crowd Into the high school auditorium Monday night, April 6th. Leon Merrltt heads the committee on arrangements which is completing all details for. a splendid evening's patriotic program on Army Day. The Rotary club invites all Americans to be present and enjoy the address of this speaker of nation-wide 'reputation. rangememts . ate .being .made Established 1865 ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, MAECH 31, 1942 8 Pages ALGONA BOY WOUNDED IN PHILIPPINES VOL, 77. Russ Waller, Petty Officer, U. S. Navy, Talks to Kiwapis i photograph the group attending the patriotia • program; < ACADEMY SPRING BOXING SHOW ON THURS., APRIL 16 The annual spring boxing show promoted by St. .Cecelia's .Academy will be held in the " academy gym Thursday night, April 16, commencing at 7:45. Headlined in the show tfour outstanding ibouts by participants in the recent Des Moines ' •golden glove tournament, and . -these will be supplemented with'' local Intro-mural bouts by the -academy boys. The detailed •^program will -be given later. Father Sweeney,, head of the academy athletic department, is •completing arrangements fpr the show. Paul 'HamUl has charge of the training and box- v er activities. Navy, Air Station One Year in Texas •—Cut courtesy Advance Russ Waller, Yeoman 2nd Class, U. S. Naval Reserves, stationed at Des Koines, addressed the Algona Kiwanis Club Thursday noon. He dealt with problems of the armed forces and the needed cooperation of the people during the emergency, the necessity for making sacrifices that the conflict with the Axis might be shortened and victory hastened. Seated with him at the table on his right Is (Bob Harrington, president of the local club. ; ' . . DEBATERS WIN SCHOLARSHIPS IN STATE TOURNEY Burns Nugent and Dick Palmer Win Four-Year Courses at/ Iowa State University The Algona High debate teams composed of Max Bartholomew and George Diitton, affirmative, 'and Burns .Nugent and Dick palmer, ittve, ~ .missed- -being; March 23, M<Jy |?p9|uthboy7 olweTvwl MS flwrf year's WiBlvf rs«y at tbb NftV» Aitetlpn: gprpu* Chtrijti, Tex- he writ?* -1 have seen tills as, to one of Ine greatest «I tMs V tHe Mr." 1 - %»fctg£ aj»teter;WUma, ed isch of Iowa by the -narrowest.'of margins- in .the State Debate Tourna* ment held at Iowa City last Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Fifteen teams, representing as many.,high schools, earned the right to compete in the state event by a series of district elimination contests held earlier in the year. Teams representing each school -participated In twelve debates. -Ames took first place by winning ten and losing two debates. Algona placed second with nine wins and three losses. Burlington was third with eight wins and four losses. ' Affirmatives 4, Negatives 5 .During the tournament, Algbna's affirmative team.defeated Abraham Lincoln high of .Council Bluffs, Central High of Sioux City, TJecorah, and Davenport and lost to Amea and Burlington.. Tjiei negative team defeated Oskaloosa, West High of Waterloo, Mount Pleasant, Perry, and Newton rand lost only to Fort Dodge. In addition to team wins and losses, each speaker was ranked as to excellence In each debate and these ranking were averaged at the end of the series. Sixty 'speakers represented the fifteen schools. Boys Win Scholarships .(Burns-Nugent was ranked, as the second highest speaker in-the tournament, Dick Palmer as the fourth highest and George Dutton as the eleventh highest. As a result of this ranking, Burns Nugent and Dick Palmer will receive four year scholarships at'the University of Iowa. J. G. .McDowell accompanied the debaters to, Iowa City. The .question'for debate In Iowa high schools this year has been: ''Resolvod—That every able-bodied male citizen 'of the United States should be required to have one year of compulsory military,, training before attaining the present draft age as a permanent policy." Rotarians Prepare for Patriotic Program " At the regular meeting of the Rotary club Monday nopn committees reported on arrangements be- (tqg complefte) for) the/ ^patriotic meeting to be /held Monday, April a, at which time Franhf Miles, Des Moines, will speak- The public is ilially invited to attend this Army GUck Wrote Two Rubber Checks Writing checks when you have^no funds with which to make them good is bad. business and this is now admitted 'by Elmer G. Glick, of Ellston, R.iriggold county, who tbrought before Judge Davidson here Monday afternoon. It seems that Glick wrote a check on a Davis City farmer, and also one which he signed with a fictitious name and endorsed- himself, and which he passed in a tavern at Bancroft. Sheriff Cogley was called last Thursday and brought Glick to Algona The judge was not entirely ' , :was returned to the county jajl. the meantime the County Attorney Lawrence Wlnkel was instructed t» check up on some of Click's statement and to write .Washington to as. certain as to Click's fingerprints, or other record, In case he had any. ANNUAL BANQUET FOR H.S. ATHLETES HELD ON FRIDAY r^ The annual banquet for the 194142 wrestlers and basketball players was. held Friday evening at the high school In the home economics room. Tables were set in V-shape with" all senior boys sitting at .the head table. Decorations were of an Easter nature. All men teachers were guests for the evening, • included Coach Keefer, Mr. Rldenour, Van Roekel, D. Miller, J. Johnson*, Edwards, Dan Jensen and the new track coach, Steven CoXj.also E; W. Lusby and W, Glossi, Coach Keefer presided at an Informal program. Seniors Complete Wrestling Seniors boys. who. have completed their last year Of wrestling are co : captains, Bob Gelgel and Dick Dlts- worth, ajso Arest Maharas, Du- Wayne Klein, 'Kenneth Bakken, Crimb Gunder, Marvin Calhpun. Blaine Phillips and Kenneth Asa. Others in the Jiower grades: but included in the first or second teams were Fritz Nielsen, George Banwart, Raymond Marshall, "Hugh Matern, Donald Asa, Wallace Adams, Dick Dale, Howard- Genrieh, Kenneth Brown, Chris Bjawen and Leslie Hill. - / . Senior Ball PUyers Senior ball players are/Bob Wll- lasson. captain, Jo)>n Lee Stephens, CeciVWBl and Owen' Nichols. Others are. Glen Colberg, Bill Holdren, Wayne Black, Duane Wftllukalt, Dick Si-Wing, Harlan LashbrooU, Tom ti»Jm«s, -Lyle ^tevep, Bob Devine, Veigh and Bob L*sb,l)rook. Mc- The , latter two are ateb. managers for the program. d Timm reported by the b&nd compijttee as to signing to 8>f Jf l ft farm tetrwp, ww |» of Officers H^|id The dinner was sponsored by mothers of ( the boys. * PcmnBoylllat Mar^h Field, Calif . Mr. and a,re }w receipt »f lovw inne»s p| Two Swea Cityans Sell Stolen Twine According to confessions signed by Harold Conway and Kenneth Conway, 6oth of Swea City, they helped themselves to 800 pounds of twine from the warehouse of. the Morto-Dlne Feed Company, Swea lity, and sold it to four different farmers in the Corwith neighborhood. This was in late February. Then several weeks later they again visited the- feed company's warehouse and removed 600 pounds of the twine and 400 pounds of it was disposed of to two farmers in tho LuVerne neighborhood. The boys sold the twine for lOc per pound. Picked Up by Sheriff (When Sheriff Cogley caught up, with them they had 200 pounds stored in their basement. He reported the theft to Adojph Morteanson, manager of the Morbo-Dine Feed Company, that some twine had been stolen and this was the first Inkling Mr. Mortenson had of th<! loss. The boys were brought to Algona and on Monday were taken before Judge F. C. Davidson. Had Signed Confession The boys had signed a confession as to their larceny of the twine how they had. disposed of It, and to whom and the 'amount they r;- received for it. Judge Davidson after hearing the evidence, sentenced them to pay each $100 fine and the costs and to serve six months in the county jail. However, he suspended the jail sentence upon payment of the fine and costs. Arrangements were being made Monday afternicon toy the Conways to pay the 'fine and the costs. ONE HALF PINT MILK FOR 1 CENT IN LOCAL SCHOOLS Penny Milk Program to be Started in Algona; Operating in Neighboring Towns The Agricultural Marketing Administration's penny milk program will likely be started in the schools of Algona in from three to four weeks. It is made available to all the schools, parochial and public alike, and to all of the children. Under this program milk is distributed to the schools in half-pint bottles. The school pays one cent pur half pint for the milk and the government pays the 'rest. -Prices charged by distributors Is determined by means of competitive bids, the lowest bidder to furnish the milk. ' Committee Will Accept A group ?>f ten, interested in the administration's 'penny milk i pw- ;grani,¥a:ni?t~a*t the," Chamber pf> Cofe-; merce offiges Friday and generally accepted the proposition made' by tho government. Or B. Laing represented the schools, Antoinette Bonnstetter, public health nurse, Mrs. Ward Rockey, Mrs. Raymond Anderson and Mrs. A. E. Lauritzen represented the P. T. A., Lyle M. Peddicord represented the relief office, Mrs. C. ,H. Beardsley the parochial schools, Robert Williams the Jaycees and C. A. Phillips, the senior group. Mr. Peterson represented the Algona creamery. Children Who Can, to Pay When the program is started, the children who can afford^to pay for the milk will do so at the rate of one ' cent per half-pint. Those who cannot afford to pay will be served free. Payment will likely be made "'from the school lunch fund, for this free milk. Formal decision as to the eligibility of the local schools will be made in Algona and will be based on information showing the need for the prdgram and existence of sufficient fluid milk in the area to warrant starting the program; Operating in Other Towns This program started lw the Dev enport schools March 9, 1942; in the Muscatine schools .March 17th; in Des Moines school March Zardi It is expected to be instituted Jn' tho schools of 19 other cities and towns during the next three weeks. Other towns near /Usonk are Webster City, Humboldt and Spirit take, LUVERNE BOY TO BASEBALL TRAINING CAMP flUuVerne; Merlin Baker, the youngest son of Mr, and Mrs, Q. R. Baker, LuVerne, left Friday night for Albany, Georgia, fie is one of 200 young men whp have been sel* ecfed. tp try out at the, spring training camp fpr basebftll players there. After t(WQ weeks qf training, managers for different baseball clubs will choose ,the young men, they want. Besides playing >asf ball' in high school, Merlin* played with the Junior Kossutb, County Region team a year ago last fwmer, and .with tho St. Joe team la$t ewnmer He ateo bad trftinjng /with the freshman team at the TJnlveraUy pf To last year He U ft grMUf to of ti> flf Sugene M*rte it Champ Mrs. Geo. Artian of Sexton Died Monday Word just received at this office tells of the death Monday afternoon of Mrs. George Aman, Sexton. She had been ill but a short time. Her hubsand died last January 29th. Funeral services will ae held from St.. Ceceflia's church Wednesday morning at 9:30. Donald V. Thompson Wounded in Action KOSSUTH APRIL TIRE RATION The Kossuth Tire Rationing board announces that this county has been allotted for passenger cars, 23 tires, 9 retreads and 16 tubes; for trucks 90 tires, 80 retreads and 85 tubes. C. A. Phillips, of the board, feels that an error has been made in ,the rationing lof only 9, retreads for this county and is contacting the statt board about the matter. Thirty-Nine Athletes tCiivensAward* by --Coach G. T. Keefer 'During an assembly program in the auditorium of the high school •last Tuesday, Coach ,G. T^ Keefer made the school letter presentation and.awards to twenty-nine of the school's athletes.,covering the present school year's athletic activities. Those who received awards were: Basketba'll-^Bob Wlllasson, Oven Nichols, John:Lee Stephens, Bill Holdren, Dick Skilling, Glen Colberg, Wayne Black, Cecil Will, Duane Wallukalt and Harlan Lashbrook. : Wrestling— Bob Gelgel, Dick Hiteworthi \Afeat Maharasl, Du- Wayne Klein, Ray Marshall, Geo. Banwar't; Marvin CalHOuri, Kenneth Bakken, Frietz Nielson and Crimb Gunder. ; Junior 'high awards were given to Stephenson, Barrickman, Herbst, Kuhn, Butts, Carney, Hagg, Devlne, Holmes, Cady, Burtis, Lashbrook, Sankey, Black, Allen, Bruns, Lalng and Martins-on. To Teach at Air Corps School A Wesley boy, 'Leonard Alne, «Q» 9f Mr. Wd Mrs, Sain Alne, a. student instructor in air corps technical Swtt Field, 111. He S. appointed tQ the position ;by th^ wftr department and he vrUl teach x^thematicjs and fa< eonard is a gra4- * fiflWfwrjsltb a Repently he was and ftctuar- ANTONE JOHNSON GETS NATIONAL SCOUTING OFFICE Is Appointed Representative from, Local Area tO nal Honor In. recognition of his interest and activity in .scouting, Antone Johnson, city, now county chairman of the District Scouting Committee, has been appointed representative from the Prairie Gold Area Council to the National (Council af Scouting.- He was ,notified of the appointment 'Friday. Other Scout Activities The Kossuth District Scouting Committee .met in .the high school IvWw'X ." TT*«I JM» ' 'nffVttt *'a W*4 CAt* 11«\ Q 41a theory, ; night ; and *set up a program of scout activities for the summer. This committee is made lip of representatives from each of the troop committees in the county.' '.- •••:•: .'•••- . >•;•:- .- . A cpunty court; of honor will be held at Xlone : Rock on April 15. .A training session has been set to ; hold '• f b'rthr In ' Burt , April 8. A council camp, at Fort. Dodge, will. open on July p and will continue through to Aug. 2. A Troop at St Joe . •Plans were also made to organize a'troop at St. Joe. Harry Godden, chairman of the organization committee, will attend to details for this project. ..Two members -at large were elected fronj Kossuth to serve on the executive board of the council They were J. A. Nelson- of LuVerne and C. S. Whltehouse'of Lone Rock •Dr. Harold D.^Meyer,. acting for Chet Depart, cubbing commissioner, announced that a cub pack will be organized at Fenton on April 1st. Scout^TH to Des Mnlnes The committee appointed Harry Godden and A. E. Lauritzen to contact scouters for attendance at the Scouting session, in Des Moines on April 13. There a business session in the afternoon -and a banquet 'in "the evening , at which time Dr. Roy Wyland, national director of .education fcr : Bpy Scouts, will speak. -•• " OPrank Griffith, scout executive of Prairie Gold Area was present at the meeting Friday night and en tered into discussions with the members. ' The appointment o_f Antone Johnson as representative is second within the /Golden Prairie Area and, is indicative of the splendid growth of scouting in the nine counties comprising the area, according to Chester George, Kossuth scout executive, Locftl School Ho«t To School Musicians to Present Concert The instrumental musical organizations of Algona high school anc the kindergarten rhythm band wil present a musical program 'on the evening of April 8, in the auditor Sum. The purpose is to raise fundi for the .band. The orchestra will play thre, ^J^Bfe^TtoV^m^TheiJ'rpces slon^o/^e SidlPT^ntroductlon to Act Three" from the opera "Loh engrfn", and two excerpts from Tcnalcowsky's "Sixth Symphony." The Concert Band Will play "Se quoia," "On the Mall", "Uhiversa Judgment", "Them Basses," i march, The World is. Waiting fo; the Sunrise" and "The Stars and Stripes Forever." .:. Numbers played by the Cade Band will be "Promotion", "Hon or Band? and ."Song of the Rose" The kindergarten rhythm band iwill play "Aniaryjttss"; "Country Gardens", .and'THabenera." They will 'be accompanied by the band DONALD V., SON OF MR. AND MRS. ' T. O.THOMPSON First Word Received of Him Since December 28th; Served Under General MacArthur WaHhington, March 28 Theodora O. Thompson • 608 S. Minnesota St. Deeply regret to inform you that your son Donald V. Thompson was seriously wounded in action In the Philippine Islands March 22. Progress reports will be forwarded as received. Ulio, Adjt. Gen. On December 28th, 1941, Mr. and, Mrs. Theodore ,O. Thompson, 608T Minnesota street, received a mes- age from their son, Donald V., merely stating that he .was O.'K.^ nd extending the season's greet*' ngs. Since that time they had re- < eived no word from him.., Three months later, to the day, March 8th, the parents received the tele- ram, printed above, frwn the war department at Washington. Volunteered in 1939 Donald, now 25, enlisted in the army air corps on December 14. 939, at Des Moines, In the depart-, ment of mechanical 'engineering, rior to his transfer' to 'the Philippines he was stationed "at Albuquerque, New Mexico. Early in November of lastyear,£e.\yas trans- erred to the Philfpplnesv^iere he erved unde? Gen."•MacArthur.• His parents heard from him. several imes after his arrival .there, the Dec. 28th message being the last one. ' (Donald is an Algona boy, having attended and • graduated from, thp Algona high school, and his host of friends here will hope for his'speedy recovery. Th0 Thompsons also have a son, Maurice a volunteer, now serving with the United States forces at Jacksonville, .Florida. Titonka Boys Hurt InjCar Accident TKursday Forenoon Basketball players and fan's In a car bound for the tournament in Des Moines Thursday met' with an accident which took one out of the party and he was brought- home in an ambulance. The accident hap pencd near Ames when a truck turned Into the right-of-way of th Titonka car. Arthur Boyken was driving the car and with him were Coach Lloyd Gnag?(y, Lawrence Miller, Merle Korte and Dale Bruns Dale received a bad cut on the head and was brought home in an am bulance Saturday after treatment in an Ames hospital. W.W.Sullivan is Recruiting Officer Postmaster W. W. Sullivan an n ounces that he has been made un official recruiting officer for the United States Navy and Naval Re serve and as such will have all the latest 'information concerning en listmant In iboth branches. All per sons desiring to enlist In the nwy should see Mr. Sullivan and flr.d out the qualifications necessary fo enlistment. • Marriage Licenses Gain During Week The issuance of marriage licenses took a jump this week pver the past ••hreft weeks when one was added. The limit b&s bfen two licenses per for -some time. Those who Virgil H. Fraser, Algona Boy, Honor Man Jn Naval ,C - vn*^xT **-* i '*' l H< Fraser, 19, ' graduated this 'week as an honor man In his class at the Aviation Machinist's Mate school, U. S Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Fla. The Kelley Consolidated school graduate has successfully completed an intensive course in aviation power plants and airplane structures. studying and working on the fuselages, wings and landing gears 'of Navy warplanes, Jie completed his training in 'leacning.every phase in the assembly, dlsaascm- bl" and repair of higb-p<w;ered-AV-' iation engines. ', . -, * *" 1 " 'Fraser received {he navy depart^ took, owt licenses were Ralph^ Jfarm* and Lena Marguerite Sunken, bolt}} of Titonka; Tony Wfeben, and Mae TOessen, gurt; John Alke, Buffalo Center, and Myrtle qualifies navy's aircraft, naval air aqua" as a top flight: flying" for Uncle' i, . . The Algona bluejacket is the son, of.Mr, and'Mrs. Joseph,-A- Fraeer, of 616IN. Minne«ota,vA|Bonft, ', Planning BoardiHolds Session at Burt '' The Kossuth County Agricultural Planning Board mefeat tbeJ8urt*to» tel last Thursday- March'-ae,-; for a discussion of the 1042 production goals, with a view of determining what the 1843 goals should be. It was pretty well agreed that farmers here can expand crop acres to get all that is wanted in the way of crop increases, but rather questioned if the livestock production, would fare too good. Board members felt that pasture and bay land would be devoted to cash crops, leaving a shortage of livestlek feed. Jt Is very important for livestock farmers to base their cropping plans on their livestock feed requirements, High of 68, Low 18, j Is Record of Week ' j The temperature sort of played'ft long scale during the week when high was 68 and the low 18, &C T : eordlnjr tr (Weatherman Nolte, Gen* erally tUe weather is really tn« March 'sort according to the ords: - High March an .„ ,, ,j .69. 84 <£ * '€ ',ys ,n A Half Century On

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