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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 7, 1942
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the Walkers Homesteaded on a Farm Two Miles From Algona; Husband iMedln.1938 (Saturday afternopn at the McCullough chapel final rites were hkld f»r Mrs. Chailea E,;Walker, ld«g- tlme .resident of Kossuth county, Who passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Tom Halpiri, here Thursday morning. w Rev. Harry Burns, of the Algona Methodist church,, was in charge of the services. ' , New York State' Mrs. Walker was born Ida A. Reynolds to Ursulla Gfeen Reynolds and Alfred Reynolds at Bangall, N. Y.j f Feb. 22i 1868. . Her father Was a farmer^ In her girlhood she came to 'Duiilap, 111., where she married Charleft'E. Walker oh November 23, 1881." Bhe came with him to Kossuth 1 county" where they homesteaded : on a farm two miles from;Allo them were born five children, all of them living. They are •Wyatt R. of <tttumwa; Mrs. J. M. Patterson, Algona; Lewis'of Bag- ley,Mihn.j W»l G. ( King Ferry,-N. Y«t and.-Mrs- Tom. Halpin, Algeria. All the children were \present' it the funeral excepting Will G. of New Yorlt. Mrs. WaUier had o«e brother ; Who died s|x years ago. 'Observed «Hh Wedding D*y •On November 3, 18Sl, Mr'.' and Mrs. - W&lker- celebrated their • fiftieth,, wedding "anniversary. 'with'_a dinner^ given, by their children'at th|; Legloii'fialli 'All the children were present.' 'Mr. Walker'preced-" edtoer in death four years ago. She was-an active Methodist church member, until Illness forced her to give up some of her work. She was a member of the Rebekah N and Royal Neighbor lodges and the members attended the funeral In.a body. She, was -also a member' of ' the JJeglori Auxiliary. She has 27 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. .'.;. .'..'.-.-.. Out of town relatives attending the funeral were her granddaughter and namesake;- Ida A. Halpin of Chicago, Richard.' Halpin of Ames; Mr- and Mrs. Paul Walker, Ottumwa; Mrs.- W. Walker 1 , Ottum- waji Mrs. George •'Oatman Des Moines; Mrs. Zena Schock and Betty, Bode, and James Walker, Bagley, Minn. ; < Burial was in Rlyerview cemetery. -. /•,:';'•• :: H. S. MUSICIANS TO GIVE PROGRAM WEDNESDAY NITE The Kindergarten Rhythm band, made up of fifty members, Wfll present three numbers on- the con- ySffiyS^^S?* to.ty^gP-ay^bfe!* iiSfHoM auditorium, WednesaayTilght stTlfc j8 ^clbck.'^Tlie band-.will.,-play < ,'<AmarylUs," "Habenera" and "Country Gardens."' The Rhythm" band will be accompanied, by the high school concert'band, with five year old Bob Lampright directing •both bands, 'The high school; band arid orchestra and the cadet band will also' present numbers on the varied musical program. TheV,-proceeds (Of the concert will be usep-to-equip the drum majors with uniforms. • Dan Jensen, band director; now has seven drum majors who take part in the band activities. However, he has forty candidates taking baton twirling. Mrs. £. A. Wolcott Dyes at Long Beach N •Mrs. E. A. Wolcott djed in Long Beach, California, on March 28, according to a clipping handed ns toy H.E. Miner. Mr. and Mrs. Wolcott and their daughter liyed in Algiona for a dozen years or so, and Mr. Wolcott, "who was In- the hardware-business, was rated one of Algoha's leading business men and good Citizens. Mrs. ,WoIcott was active in church and other good WWBbs. vThe Wolcotts: located at Hollywood, California, in 1921, and later.moved to Long Beach. Mrs. Wolcott was' *orn in Big Foot, Wisconsin, She was a member of the Methodist church. The burial was made in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale. Mr. Wolcott sur'»* vlyes as well as the daughter, Mrs. Carl. Meng, all of .Long Beach. Many Algona frfends will extend sympathy. Established 1865 ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, APRIL .7,1942 8 Pages VOL. 77,—NO. NORMA RAMUS SPELLING CHAMPION $500 Sunday Morning at Some time between la. and 8 o'clock Sunday morning the Brack General store at Ledyard was broken into and about $500 worth of merchandise taken. The robbery was confined mio-stly to silks and ladles' lingerie. Up to the presdr.t time, .'no. definite clues have been picked up. , ' Bobbers are Choosy ; While it Is impossible to deter- m)ne the extent of the robbery a check 'revealed that there had been taken six dozen rayon : knit under? wear, 8 dozen silk slips, 150 pairs ,of, rayon and silk sticklngs, 3 blue satin ladies' night gowns, 100 pairs of men's silk socks, and other articles .of silk wear for men- and. wo-' men. ""'•'•.> • ' ' ; : . Suspicious as to Salesman 'lAbout 9:30 Saturday forenoon- a man claiming to represent a St. Paul ready-to-wear house called at the Bra'ck store. He carried no grip or samples with him but said Ito sold brassieres, underwear and silk stockings. The store manager was not Interested in buying and the salesman (?) left the place. Upon investigation Sunday It Was found that this salesman had nut called upon obher dealers .'.ii Ledyard. And It was further remembered that a cbi!p» bearing an Illinois license had been p'arked near the Brack store at about 9:30 Saturday morn- Ing. : ^ Salesman Well Dressed It was fememlJered Sunday that the so-called salesman was well dressed, had dark hair, dark mustache, about 35 to 40 years of age, and about 6 feet tall. His manner was pleasant and his appearance engaging. The fact-that he carried no grip or samples and did not call on other merchants leads authorities to the suspicion that he may ihaVe called to get a lay of the store and contents for later entrance. Elevators Robbed Some time during the late hours Saturday night the Garry Grain Company elevator was entered, as was also the Farmers' Elevator. A thorough check revealed that nothing had been taKen. Too, some Ume during the night the Ledyard Lumber Company office was entered but nothing was missing. . Early Sunday ; morning Sheriff Cogley was called and followed up what vague clues could be fo'und. He spent Monday forenoon at Led yard questioning people who had seen or rtoticed the salesman and his car on Saturday. The sheriff had the robbery broadcast on- the police radio through the day Monday and Monday night. Swea City.Twins Have 2 Different Days To Celebrates Birth Darlenfj,'.._at-,left, and Derrel, at right, are the twin daughter and son of Mr. and Mrs. «Hen- ryiXiReutZfil. Swea City. Though itw^^j^;ol^heh^el3?iite)a iMayt and; the btlier:.. pn th,e 7Ui 'day'of-May,- when they will be one ; year old. It is • generally agreed that this is an unusual jsituatlon. Mrs. Reutzel is; the former Anna Mathias, daughter 'of Mr. and -Mrs. Peter Mathias, Bancroft/ - EDMUNDSONB COUSIN OF MRS. FLOYD PIERCE MARKETS Heavy butchers, 480-200 , Haaw, butchers, 200-300. , ' ^Courtesy Des Moines Register It was recently announced that U, S, air and navy forces had destroyed 28 Axis submarines swce Pec, 7th, accounting for 31 in the Atlantic and 7 In the Pacific. In the announcement several individual members of 'U. >S, crews were given special mention, among them First Lieut. James V. Edmunds-on, army flyer, ,of-'§anta Monica, Cali^. Uput. Edmundson is a cousin <ot HUTCHISON NAVY RELIEF HEAD L 1 KOSSUTH COUNTY Quota of $1,500 Asked in County; Chairmen for Various Towns and Districts Selected : /. ' ' .. The Iowa Citizens Committee for Nayy Relief has selected > Theo. Hutchison, city, as chairman for Kbssuth county, to have .charge 6T the drive for .the navy relief fund. The appointment ;was 'ma'de -only last week and' Mp. .Hutchison is making selection of chairmen in the various towns and townships to cover the drive in their, communities. Dr. L. C. Nugent ; has been- selected Pocking sows, 3wMOQ .,. ............ 13.80 G4TTUQ Canners and cutters ...,,.......K60-5.BO yearlings '. ............. ..... 9.00rll.OO rs ------- .......... *.., 8,00-104)0 7.00»J4-W» steers ....... ,..*...,,.. J ...»..JO.OO-IJ,00 C3w>ic« *Iwllum ................. ; ..... ,...,.,., 10.0W1.8S fl't. /-<''»• . /• «-. f . *•££, Floyd Pierce, Algona. l,vy Secretary Frank Knox .commended- Edmundson, . for "keen observation, flying skill and successful attack with bombs" in* volved (n his. fes/t. "The Qt&Mv'ln/tfte Pacific, was •effected by First Lieutenant James Valentine ,Edm«ndson, 24, of gan^ ta Mojiica, Calif,, an:arn»y flyer, • Edinundson's clte|k>n ' merely credited him wl$ 'distinguished service in the line of bis profession by staking an enemy iubmarlne in the Hawaiian fcrea" an* no pther Mr. Hutchison calls attention to the organization of the Navy Relief Society-which has the slogan "The :Navy Takes Care of Its Own." Hu said, "The society is composed of Navy .personnel and their wives. For all of these years it has lived on its own income an-d the generosity of_ the officers and the men of the service. . ' "The purpose 'behind the society is that no widow, no orphaned children, no mother or other member of the'Navy man's family shall suffer hardship If it can be prevented; The society operates through outright' grants, by regular payments while the need continues, and by, loans without interest. "This country ,1s. now engaged in the' greatest naval war in its history. At Pearl Harbor, in one day, more naval casualties were inflicted than were suffered by. the Navy during the Spanish-American War combined. With a greatly expanded Navy, a larger Marine Corps, and ;he absorption into the Navy of the ~oast Guard, no one can doubt that the needs of the society will be many times greater than ever before. . "The -funds are being raised by voluntary gift,- rather than -by government grant, as. a means of demonstrating to the men of the Navy hat -the American people are squarely behind them. When a Navy man knows that his family a responsibility of the society, directed by those of his iown kind, its peace of mind is much assured. "As an enlisted worker for the Navy Relief Society's emergency and fanjHy/care Wnd, you wpn't be wearnjg a uniform.. You will not 'ace th§ terror of war: torpedoes, dive-bombers, gunfire, or shrapnel. Your family will not be living in a uspense that grows from day t*> day waiting for news. But ypu will be hrfping *he Navy—Your Navy- meet the enemy. • -"Every gift you "solicit and every dollar you add to the fund will play tta -part In the final victory." Marriage Licenses Reach 9 in March • March was not/an active month from a' marriage license Issuance standpoint tl»«re being sold a This Little Lady, Delia Insko, 5th Grade, in Contest —Upper Des Moines Hash Photo Riverdale No. 6 presented this little lady as.a contestant in the county spelling match at the court house Saturday forenoon. She is Delia Insko, 8, a fifth grade student, and her teacher is Miss Augusta Butermore. She failed on the word "propose' after having stood in line following misses by many other contestants. Her parents are Mr. and Mrs. Mark Insko, -Bode post loffuce, but residing in Riverdale township. ..'••' Algonans Compete in State Music Contest (Dottle Kuchynka and- Bill Burn are representing the Syncopatioi club, junior branch of the Bel Can to club, at the state music contes In Sioux City this week. Mrs. Dan Jensen is their accompanist £o flute numbers by Dottle and corne numbers -by Bill, Eugene Murtagi Is their sponsor. They all left fo Sioux City Tuesday morning. MEES INSISTS PEOPLE MUST WAKE TO DANGER Gave Patriotic and Inspiring Address on Army School Monday Night Day Program at High Speaking straight from the shioul- der, Frank Miles, Des Moines, editor of the Iowa Legionnaire, 'at the high school auditorium last night, drove home time and again to an attentive and receptive audience the fact that America must awaken to the danger facing us as a nation to the need for a more definite cooperation with the nation's leaders, civil and military, in their.effort to hasten victory for America. He said It was necessary to "dig in" with Sll WP. have to back up our boys In the field, in the air, and on the seas, to lessen heedless and useless criticism and reach out instead a helping hand whenever and wherever needed. Program Outstanding The evening's program, patriotic in celebration of Army Day, was a success from every standpoint. Sponsored by the local Rotary club, every effort had been made • t: arouse county-wide interest. The audience was receptive and enthusiastic throughout. Community singing, directed by Jim Woodmannee, opened and closed the program. The stage was beautifully decorated in the national colors and with flags. The guests of honor on the stugti were .introduced by Luke Linn an as was also the speaker. Boy Scouts served as ushers. FALKENHAINER ELECTED ROTARY PRESIDENT At the regular Monday . noon meeting of the Algona Rotary club, Mel Falkenhainer was elected presi- for the year -beginning, July 1. 'He succeeds John. McDowell. . W. i E. Richard Kohl, Kossuth Boy, Now Sergeant of nine for fhe thlrty-pne days, The usual two per week -were issued John J. Stein tot Tuesday, berg'and Agatha -* - 4firvoij Qelgi end gpna, 8frtA:&rits Proving Headache to Many People y - , **»*••* a. <A, * * % - *^ • * » «* V . *4'' ^a?pf* «s IB loncern}!^ b| SiflB ~ ' flier ^.Sf jinrt rtntft MW"W '1!??™ ^ Imgt Stu«4 dozens of rec^di « ' M Word received recently by Mr. and Mrs. George Kohl, ynloij township, announces /that their son, Richard, few been prompt e4 tP staff sergeant in the »4r school - ^ dent; 'succeeding . J. : F.V ; . dverniyer ; Dennis Pratt- and M; 'P. /Weaver were'relected to ; the board f 'of directors, succeeding- Bill Dau and Joe Lynch; John Haggard was reelected treasurer arid Joel Herbst, secretary. Plans were discussed for the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the organization of the club next Tesday night, at which time the Rotary Anns will be guests. Louis Minkel, Fort -Dodge,, who was active in- the organization of the cluD a score of years ago, will be the speaker of the evening. The program will be in charge of Dr. F, C. Scanlan. ' Henry Dobson suggested that Rotarians use Boy Scouts to do their lawn work and spring cleaning, that the , boys may buy their uni forms and equipment. Scout troop No. 32 is sponsored by the Rotarian-s. Earl Sprague is the scoutmaster. Stockyard Dead Tourist Had Prison Record •It now develops that the stockyard tourist, "Deafy" Anderson, who died from a heart attack in Whittemore last Tuesday, was Albert Conrad, alias •Frank Smith, and that he had served a five years' term in OFort Madison, having been sentenced in April, 1926. Nothing is known of his activities or whereabouts since his release until his death last week. Body at Whittemore a Week The body was still being held in the Swanson Undertaking Establishment at Whittemore Sunday, awaiting authority for •disposition by the state department of health. It seems that through some mistake on the •part of Des Moines authorities the proper department was not, contacted and when this was corrected no authority for disposition would be given until returns had been made by the 'FBI identification bureau. It is reported that Still College, Des Moines. is to have the body for medical research. Petit Jury Reports For Light Term Reporting for duty this morning the petit jury for the term found the docket rather light with probably but two .or three cases oom- ing up for trial. The first case listed for jury action was that of "Wiadervs.'Estate of Nels H. Wilberg, Fenton. —Upper Des Moines Flash Phof;o NORMA RAMUS HiuVerne Public School, age 12, seventh grade. Jimmy Spencer Now Serving in Australia 'Word has been received here that Sergeant Jimmy Spencer, son of Mrs. .R. H( Spencer and the late Qai. R. H. Spen-cer, is now with neers . in pamp .Bowfe"" Texas; ; On 54-hour notice" the regiment was embarking for Australia. Part of the convoy took' over three weeks. to make the trip and several times the convoy was -attacked -by U-boats and several were sunk by American guns a|nd depth bombs, one so close that the vibration was felt on board the American vessel. Corp. Robt. W. Selzer Wires Parents from "Somewhere Across" Mr. and Mrs. Matt Selzer, city, are in receipt of a radiogram "(from their son, Corp.. Robert Selzer assuring them that he was well and getting along fine. The message merely indicates that )t was sent from somewhere in .the United Kingdom. This is the first word from Robert for more than two months. He enlisted April 11, 1941, and for a time was at Camp Clai- iborne, La, He was recently promoted to corporal and is company clerk in the 34th division. Robert is a graduate of St. Cecelia's Academy. Academy Box Show Arrangements on Way Arrangements for the annual boxing show to be held at the Academy gym Thursday night, April 16, are well under \yay and the card promises to be outstanding In talent. Several matches by participants in recent golden glove con* testa at Des Moines and Fair* rnont MllW., have (been booked. Some of the best local talent will also take .part. Paul HamiU has charge of the boxers who will appear and arrangements fior the exhibition we being cared for "by Sweeney, athletic manage/ Academy. Joe BoWen Promoted to Eldora Managership ivr. ->» ™^ jpWMwWrl^li T^^l^ -^-a™ stove MrgonneV fiftfff, Jo0 • IJMPT~ -9"*^* B^-H* *4^»* TfVP-wW ~*WB toy tfift out thrm - yfi&m mMgy* ir^* *** 9S*.*gg 35TH REBEKAH CONVENTION HERE APRIL 10 The 65th District -Rebekah con ventlon will meet in its 35th annua session in Algona on Thursday, Ap ril 10th. The sessions Will be held in the Masonic' Temple throughou the day and in the evening degree work will be exemplified. Algona Rebekahs will be hosts to the visiting delegates. Officers of Convention Assembly President Mrs. Ada Woods, Des Moines, will be present and take part in the business anc programs' of the day. The convention president is Mrs. Millie Klamp, Algona-; vice .president, Mrs. Lillian Sheldon, Burt; secretary, Mrs. Linnea Hiserodt arid treasurer, Mrs. Myrtle Mullins, Wesley; presiding Noble Grand, Mrs. Rose Fritz; de- sree captain, Mrs. Bernetas Lynk. Mrs. Margaret Reid, Mrs. Alma j and Mayme Duryea are' on the reception committee. Mrs. Verna Ludwig Is chairman of the entertainment committee. Mrs. Lizzie Post has charge of the advertis- ng, Mrs. Tena -Behrends is chairman of the refreshment committee and Mrs, Rosa Fritz has charge of decorating. The Program 1:00 p. m-— Registration and reception of visitors, •1:80 p. m.-— Opening ceremonies. Introduction of Grand Officers. Convention Officers introduced. Convention called to order. Address of Welcome, Algwna, Responses, Burt, . Roll call of convention officers, „ Reading the minutes of previous convention. •Reports pf Lodges. How to enter and retire when lodge is in session, Burt. MILITARY FOR CORP. GOETZ WESLEY, MONDAY Died from Injuries Suffered in Fall from Tractor at March Field, Enlisted in 1941 Calif. Wesley: Military funeral services were held in St. Joseph's Catholic church Monday morning at 9 o'clock for Corporal Lawrence John Goet?, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs, Mike Goetz, who died Wednesday mofning. at 6:15 at Marsh Fiefld, near Los Angeles, Caljf. His death was causer! rjy injuries sustanled from a moving vehicle. , - :\ Lawrence eplisted in the army in January 1941, and went to Chanutt Field,-Rahtoul, 111. In September of that year he was sent to , a .camp „, „ sj» unfavorfible . Wesley. Examlnftloi an4 introduction of , vlsJtwg membBf frem another Word, pflpfctrm <*#>. Wesley. B*pJ«l!»atlpa Of proper conduct du?r Inz flag caremonv. Aimmia ***» *7&B *-**R*?*nfJV* ffT*flff*»*^» f a, propped mem- . . • • • member by D Hurt. f. Recognition , Con^st l« unwritten work. -^Courtesy M. C. GloDe-Gazette near New Orleans. In January, 1942, he went to Marsh Field, Calif, where he was a ground aviation mechanic. Lawrence was l born on a farm south of Wesley. He -graduated from Wesley high school with the class of 1936 and spent several years in Chicago. He is^ survived by .his parents, four sisters, Gladys, Irene, Shirley and Bernice and two brothers, Philip and Clarence. (Lawrence was injured on Friday, March 27th and his parents left by train from Boone early/ Monday morning, but arrived several hours after he passed away. The body arrited In Boone Friday evening. Tom McMahon brought it to Wesley. LUVERNE PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENT RECEIVES MEDAL Proved Winner of Bdth Oral and Written Contest Over Twenty-Pour Participants Following a spirited contest, both written and oral, with twenty-four grade school students participating, Norma Ramus, 7th grade, LuVerne public school, carried off honors in both sessions, and was declared the champion 1 speller In. Kossuth coun» ty at the county spoiling contest in the court room here Saturday .fdie* noon. She Js the daughter of Mr. end Mrs. Otto Ramus, Lu Verne, Superintendent Lauritzen presented the winner with the championship medal and she will take part-in the state spelling contest in Del Moines late* this month. < Pnonouncer, judges Introduced ' County Superintendent A. K. Lauritzen opened the contest with a few (introductory, remarks at 9:30 and th&n introduced the pronouhc- er. John McDowell, principal of Algona high school. He also presented the judges of the" contest, W, G. Horn, -LuVerne Lutheran parochial school'; Sister Mary Carina, of St. Benedict parochial school, and rCarol Jackman, teacher in No> 6, Union township. The 24 'contestants,' were- then presented' by tno superintendent after which the written spelling test was taken up. > 24 Contestants , , Twenty-four of the schools in the county were" represented by stud- • ents as follows: 1 — Keith Young, 'Cresco No. 2, 2 — Elaine Linde, Swea 5. 3— Delia Insko,' Rlverdale 2. ,4 — Delores Mawdsley, Plum Creeli. 2. - > - ty-Jacqueline Sundennan,) Gep- men 2. 6— Win. Goetz, Wesley ' 5. V— Absent. S — Shirley Harvey, Union 5. 9— Ramona Mayptf Prairie 4. 10 — Maxine Dickmeyer, Portland 6. ai— Eugene Mertz, Sherman' 8. 12— Robert Hardcopf, LuVerne 8. 13 — Gerald Brown, Cresco 4. 14— Dorothy Kinsch, Irvingtpn a,! parochial. 17—-Absent. 18—KatWeen Huber, St. Cecelia. , 19—Marguerite 1 Bormann, , SC,; Joe. - v, 20—Mae Neilson 1 , Seneca. • | 21—Allen Johnson, Eagle 4. 22—John Murray, Bancroft parochial. 23—Beverly Ditsworth, Bancroft public. ' 24—Sharon Adam$onl< Titonka, consolidated. - '' ' 25—Verla Earners, Fenton parochial. ' , , 26—Nellie Schmidt, Burt ,4. , 4 Runnersnp in Written i In the written conte?t,,^lso won by Norma Ramus, there were foty runnersup, all to fall tfl,n j^g word which Nlorma spelled cprBec.tly. ; ,lji the oral there was a flplflted'ajnT test between three of the-grbup'^njl when only Sharon Ada^mspn ana Norma remained the "former.he^i- Five Algona Boys Now Serving in Ireland According to word received by Mr. and Mrs. Orville Elkins la&t week their son, Joe Elkins Is now in North Ireland with the American forces.; The parents had not heard from him for six weeks. Word also received here indicates that Sgt. Donald Wood, Sgt. , SigwelJ Wood and Pvt. Wm, Bestenlehner, sons and stepsons of Mr. and Mrs, Joe Bestenlehner, and* Corp. Robert Sejsser, son of Mr, and Mrs. M. J. Selzer, are also in Ireland with the American troops, tated on "hesitate" and spelled the word, which brought :he championship iio'b'er and '1.U- Verne. • • " <, John McDowell prqved a good pronouncer and rarely bad to -re* ?eat a word for contestwts. F«1r lowing the presentation' pf. the flied- al to the winner Superintendent Lauritzen expressed his apprecii* tion to the judges, $h,e teachers and the contestants for the cooper- atlon he bad received in putting 1 on the contest. Special Postal Rates To Boys in Service The Algona post office states that the following postal rates to mem* bers in the armed forces of th-j United States are in effect;< six cents per one-half ounce for air mail zone rates on parcel,post to the port of embarkation. This is Bm co on the west coast and New York,' on the east cpast/ All mail under these rutes must have the ran« of the addressee on, the address, - All mall should be properly ^addressed , and parcels should toe securely wjrap» {'$ ped^as tbere is m«ch handliPgTbo- -** fore it is ultimately delivered. Falkenfainer Outstanding One of the ambitions of a member of a eervlpe club Is f»

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