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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 14, 1942
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AnwPwImen America CAN lose thin w&t: While iohio o'e us talk/bicker, engage In petty ieraps of With* ority, of, (alary, of mlwf dls- ptites that hove n^ bearing whatsoever on the final outcome, except to hinder possible victory, a good and admirable segment of American youth Is reacting In a way to do credit to the fighting forefathers /.if the United States, ' Of such shift Is Artie Peder- flett made. Arne came to the Upper Deo Moines office ab(out two' years ago, after graduation from the Algona.'high school. Arne didn't have the means to go to college! lie went to work. He was as Me a sample of employee as attjwho could ask for. He did his work well; he earned more than he was paid. He rtever complained. He was honest, willing and cooperative. Last week, Arne was admitted to the Army air corps. And that wasn't easy going, either. Arne wanted to get into the air corps. He studied algebra, hnbwlng that mathematics were necessary. He kept plugging. Last week 1 he took the oath of allegiance to his country., lie is awaiting call when present, army air corps centers can talc;' replacements. Arne didn't ask-for a salary. Ho didn't ask. tor a commission. He didn't ask for special chity 'in a safe spot.' Arne only nskcil for a chance to servo in the Air Corps of his country. Ho will get that chance. To Arne, and the thousands of other Arncs in this Great Land —a thousand thanks for the Jinb .and patriotic impulses that havo moved you. Rest as- sured.that as you fly that piano with the Army Air Corps insignia, the hopes and prayers of follow .countrymen gojivith you, the Hopes of th6 Navy and the Marines and the Coast Guard as well—for they fight for one purpose, one flag. Rest assured, that when you leave a mother to whoso support you have gallantly contributed, and as you join your brother already in the Army, and another brother In flic Navy making the third one of your family to go to War, the greatest War your country has ever soon, you are leaving behind you in the hearts of those who have known you well these .post months, the deepest feeling of respect possible in the human breast, and the highest /•'• and most sincere hjipes of your future, and a successful return.. , Arne Pedersen, you ARK America! Jlotnes Established 1865 ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, APBIL14,1942 8 Pages VOL. 77.—NO, 15 TRACTOR, DISC KILLS KOSSUTH CHILD National Publication Honors Iowa Artist's Last Painting This Week In recognition or the outstanding work of an Iowa artist The Saturday Evening Post this week is reproducing "Spring in Town," the last Grant Wood painting. Grant Wood traveled far and wide, yet his golden fruit came out of his own back yard, his homo grounds, lolwa and her beauty,-American cos- times, overalls and aprons, red barns and everything surrounding the Iowa and American home. It is a truly Iowa picture painted by a truly Iowa man. The reproduction is made on thp front cover of this week's Posb .- ' In bhe above photo Dick Barker is pointing tout to Chris Reese of the U. D. M. staff the highlights in the painting. Dick , (is the local representative for the Curtis Publishing Company. COURT OF HONOR AT LONE ROCK FOR COUNTY SCOUTS 1A Court of Honor for, advancement of Boy Scouts will be held at Lone '.Rock school gym Wednesday evening, April 15th, at which Ward Rockey, Advancement chairman, •will be aissisted by N. L. Cotton, and Rev. Whitehouse of -Lone Rock, Edward Inlay of Lakota, B. J. Tatum of Fentpn and Harry Bode, Algona. , # (Boys reported ready for advancement at this time will come from Lakota, Ledyard, Swea City, Lone Rock, Fenton, Algona and West Bend. \ Special speakers have been secured for short Inspirational talks, namely a former Eagle Scout, Robert W. Hamilton of Mason City, and Sgt. Harry O. Brown of-the Iowa Highway Patrol;;' . -* The -boys and committee In charge hope that many adults can arrange to be present and show their Interest in the work of the Boy Scouts, The public is cordially Invited. tetter Raises Criticism ALL COUNTY ROAD WORK MAY STOP FOR'DURATION Jhief of Public- Roads iW|r€S IHalt; Aifecfts, 9 Bridge and 90 Miles of Roads Here H. M. Smith, county engineer, in -receipt of a telegram -from the, 'chleTof "p'ublic roads.'Waihfnglon; D.' C., sent through B'. R. White, State Engineer, which in effects puts a stop to all bridge and road wiork In the county during the duration. The telegram reads: "Advise state highway departments not to permit any work to start on projects not covered by preference rating. This applies to any project whether or .-not critical materials are involved. Do«s not affect projects actually under construction prior to April 9." According to Mr. Smith the county now has let the contract for the $29,000 bridge west of town and which is affected. And. advertising for 'bids on 33 miles of grading in the county-has been: made, likewise 40 miles of graviiUng, ready to go when %lds are accepted. The 20 miles of farm to market roads, are ready to let, also, Mr. Smith said. However, .with the order from Washington given that all work must stop, this bridge job and the SO miles of road improvement will be held in abeyance until release is given by the national office, and Mr. Smith Is Xkf the opinion that such order wili not be Issued for the duration. • • Here'* a Baby Well Supplied WitK Grandmothers Doans Tlie~ baby daughter born April 6 bo Mr. and Mrs, (Allen Brink, former Doan residents, is the first girl baby born in the Brink family in 48 years, Mrs. Brink Is the .daughter of Mr, and Mrs. Van Hansen, JDoan, and the father la a son of Mr, and Mrs^ Percy Brink, Doari. The baby has two grandmothers, and one great-great- grandmother living, Mrs. Brink is at the General hospital. The Brinks, who have no other children,- moved last month from D,aan to near Tltonka. 4 High School Bands To Compete in Music Festival Here Tonight At the high scho>ol auditorium tonight at eight o'clock four high school 'bands will compete for honors in the North Central Con fdr- oned" music festival. The high schools sending bands here are Humboldt, under direction of O. Clifford.'Anderson; Eagle;Grove, di- Marcus Lake, directed by John'Kopecky,'and Algona, directed by .Dan Jensen. •Prof. Myron/J3.. Russell of Iowa' j State-Teaohe^:?.- College,- -wjlt -serve- as critl? for the contestants. r ,' ALGONA WINNERS INPR&STATE MUSIC CONTEST High school musicians competing in the pre-state music contest at Swea City Thursday, -Friday and Saturday, brought home six sup erior ratings and one excellent rat Ing. /The superior rating winriers weri Dottle Kuchynka, flute; Dick Wood ward, 'baritone; euphonium; * Bill Burns, cornet; Dick Dale, baritone saxophone;. Bill Kohl, bass clari- let; LaVonne Wolcott, bassoon The excellent rating ,was wore by Virginia King, alto clarinet. THURSDAY GLOVE SHOW AT ACADEMY RATES 45 ROUNDS Golden G-love Competitors From Des Moines, Forest City, Fairmont Will Be Featured When the gong sounds for the opening round of the annual boxing show at St. Cecelia's Academy gym Thursday night fourteen headlinors, participants in the Golden Glove tournaments this season, will enter the ring for seven mixes which will be outstanding for boxing entertainment. Fighters of the be'.ter class will go in 45 bouts, all of tV>em having had Golden Glove experience. Of the 14 boxers on the card, eight are Alg.ona boys. Headliner Competitors ; The seven bouts, three rounds each, which will make up the principal part of the two-hour allow contain the following competitors: lied Beefer, Wesley, vs. Danny Vega, Mason City. Clyde Priebe, Algona, vs. Gordon Moody, Charles City. 'Baril Zeigler, Algona, vs. "Red" Chilson, Mason City. Chuck Reefer, Wesley, vs. 'Louis Gilbriiic, Algona. Wayne Zeigier, Algona, vs Verne Kidding, AlfS'Jna. .Howard Forsberg, Algona, vs. Don Cavanaugh, Mason City. Bob Laing, Algona, vs. Matt Hentges, Algona. In addition to this program there will be eight bouts by Academy fighters. Glienke to Referee. . * 'Selected to referee tire show has been Harold Glienke, with the local creamery, a former light heavyweight champion both in Iowa and Minnesota. • •• ' ••.••• In addition to the main events there will be eight bouts presented by Academy 'boys. Arrangements^ for and management of the glove contenders has been in charge of Paul Hamill, city. Father Sweeney, Academy athletic director, is promoting the boxing show, an annual event sponsored .and • held-iiiv the Academy gym. > The advance ticket salaaias prq-> •gressed-nicelyand -indications-are- that the attendance will pass that of last year when over 600 saw the show. -, Help Wanted By Sugar Rationing Administrator Fr«d Pent, County U. S. Defense Chairman and County Sugar Rationing Administrator, in asking fpr lady volunteers to help In molting up for the school districts the 02,400 sugar ration- Ing forms. Tills work is to be done in three days, April 20, 31, and 22 and it is hoped that about GO ladies over this community will volunteer their services for this work which 'is to be done In tho court room at the court- bouse. Each school district's forms are to be placed in a package and turned over to the county superintendent, A. E. laurit- zen, who will distribute them over tho county for the registration to be made on May 4, 5 and 0 In the various school districts. All those volunteering their RCV- vice for this occasion will please phone number 1 giving their names and their telephone numbers. Honor Comes to June Corey In Newspaper Field To Register Farm Help Friday, 17th "Get in the Scrap" for Keeps Urges Local Electric Supply Co. In'line with the urgent suggestion of General .William Kmid- sen, that the need for] metal is unprecedented, Pratt Electric Company has launched a drive to "Get in the Scrap" by collecting old electric lighting ifixtures arid make the needed metal available to the government. In order to make it practical as well as patriotic the Pratt people have announced that no charge will be made for removing . old fixtures or installing new equipment made of non-vital material. ' It is estimated that there is at least eight to fifteen pounds of steelrcopper,and brass .in the av-> erage dining room or Hying room fixture bought less recently than five-years ago, In this Community alone tons of metal can be reclaimed If home owners discard lighting equipment that has probably long since served its day. ' (WJ»en W. H. Daubendiek, West; Bend, wrote a letter to the Des Moines Register recently he raised a storm of criticism ,ove» the state, Reply to the let? tor by West BffW dr»ft board Is reproduced 99 th» editorial (f>«ge of thj» Jaime, Mr, Daub- end,tek, ' Germany, has banking: inte?wt»;T»» WeatjBen^, the chief qwnw in the West Telephpne ic«mpany, as Wed <t 'fa/f Century April 21 the McArthurs Celebrate ,snJM^nj!9y 'to,^$te| WJI^ri «w A half century ago, April 21, twp Union townsnip young people were married. The cere-, mony was performed in the iBajptist church, Algona. The gtgom, was p. A. McArthur and ttw brye Palsy flutehinson. Today they liye in this city at ecjwr| Btreet »n$ nest from; 1 to 6 they will ft* .._. ,_ j Mrf. McAfthV Were They lived on'the Thorn** Me-' Vest of Algona up to «i* years ago when they mpyeij to town over the management an4'farm, ing of the ql4 homeBtead. They ft dauj^erTsto.. Wm. i family lives It was In 1902 th^t they returned from Minnesota 1st the insistence of the eT3|r Thomas .(McArthur and they made the /trip back to Iowa ia the fail of jtoe year, driving a. team and .covered wagon and,they were on the road just a week mak- H. Bormann, Former St. Joe Resident, Died in South Dakota (Funeral services were held on- Monday, April 6, in St. Peter's Catholic church, Colman, S .D., for Senry Bormann. He was born on July 7, 1872, in Luxembourg. When 18 years old he came to St., Joe. In 1903 he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Jungblut at Dubuque and one daughter .w£s ibbrn to them. lit 1905 the .family moved to South Dakota, Moody county. In December, 1919, his wife died. Besides the daughter, Mrs. John LeBrun and grandson, Kenneth LeBrun he Is survived by five brothers, namely Nick, Peter and Matthew all .of Algona, Iowa; and the Rev. J. P. Borman and Rev/ J. B. Bormann, who are in Luxembourg, Europe. (Attending the funeral from here were Mr. and Mrs. Nick Bormann, Sr., Matt Bormann, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Matt Bormann, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Tony Becker, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Kischen, Mr, and Mrs. Frank Bormann, George and John J. Bormann, Mr. and Mrs. Nick Hermann, Jr., Mrs. Art Illg and Henry Bormann. • -. • \ fb»$vn Mr. McArt^Mr repjniscej of |W»e days when he was ^ boy on the Unlpn township {arm, « f $& OJten, yie binding of sheaves by pf ^ high P|?pe P»i4 »t The tern WSA And Mr. McAr- , way, mys he haj W¥«r driven a tractpr, thiugjj MS farm ha^ b^ejt trac^pr fe HEART ATTACK FATAL TO WESLEY RESIDENT FRIDAY Anton Alexis Gfroetz Had Lived in Neighborhood Forty ; Years; Wife and Six Children Survive •Death came Friday afternoon to Anton Alexis Goetft at his Wesley home when he succumbed to a heart attack, A Highly respected citizen, for 40 years a resident of this neighborhood, hU loss is a blow tp the community, Anton Alexis Goetz was born in Wilvisheim, AJfaae, France, July 17, J86J, son of Mr, and Mrs. Lawrence Goetz. He came to America in 1878 and settled at Mt. Palestine, HI., on a farm where be was married^ in J88* to Theresa Wolf. They remained on the pja.ce }3 years and in the spring of 1902 they came to Koasuth eoujity and moved to tfcp, terw nprth pf Wesley; where they lived until. W& wJw ««# «ipve4 tp WejpJe^. UU wiff ftnfl'$hjr«p afijui and Urfge ive, f^t y we Fr««fc ; Father FideJoun of of Wwley; At the spring meeting Of the Iowa Press Women held In Des Moines Saturday of last week, Miss June Corey, member of the Upper Des Moines staff for the past 15 years, was "elected to the board of directors. In view of the fact that Miss Corey was not present at the meeting the selection is ra»re indicative of the association's regard for Miss Corey's ability. She will serve as director .from-the mirth central Iowa district. It Is "only two weeks since . June returned from Rochester, "MliUL, where she had'submitted tn a major operation and while she Is convalescing nicely and gaining strength daily she was yet unable to attend the meeting of the press women of the state last week. • fEvery man, woman or youth in Kossuth county who is willing to work during the rush season of_,faim work is urged to register with the United States Employment Service on Friday, April 17. In Algona registration may be made at the office of the service, J5'/j 'E. State street. In other towns (in the county volunteer registrars will take care of anyone wishing to enter his or 'her name. ^ 1'urpose of Registration In order that any or all available persons willing to help in tills emergency it is necessary to register. The registrant may be able to help for a week, or for a day, or even a half day during the rush season, or may bs able to put in several houra a day, and in order to connect these workers with the farmers in need of help the employment .service must have names ;ind addresses of workers and which lit in turn furnishes farmers ap- glying for help. Register Nearest Town Manager Gish of the emplcy- ment service announces that the following- volunteers have ar- rUnged to register applicants in their various towns and communities on the 17th: Whittemore, Peter Schumach>- er. Lone Rock, H. A. Blanchard. Titonka, William Denton. Fenton, Sw E. Stralcy. Burt, O. J. F. Vogel. Bancroft, W. A, Murray, LuVerne, J. L. Eustace. An Emergency Exists It is realized by many people that an emergency will in the farm labor problem this year. With many of the farm boys in the armed forces of the country, a hardship for the farmer is bound to exist .and ihis labor problem is serious. 'During the rush seasons throughout the summer he must depend upon any, sort of help, aorne experienced, taut most 01 it inexperienced, to keep his wheels and'forces going to«produce foods< He is,going to find it necessary to get along as (best he may with help which can only work part time, in perhaps hourly shifts. It is truly a hardship for the farming industry. And it behooves those of us who can, and may be able,. to do our bit in helping him through those difficulties as an aid toxhasten victory for our side. Remember the date—and register. MRS. LOUISA A. THOMPSON, BURT, DIED MONDAY Was Kossuth Native and Pioneer Resident; Sur; vived by Only Son, Dr. E. H. Thompson Louisa A. Thompson, daughter of a pioneer Kossuth coynty family, died at- her-liome .in .Burt, on April ALGONA GIRL WED TO WESLEY BOY born 'On a .farm >nea'r Irvington March .15th, • 1865; She was the daughter of Mr. and'Mrs. Richard Hodges, early day settle"rs of Sherman township. Her education was received la the Kossuth county schools. She was married to George H. Thompson of Morristown, New Jersey, Feb. 27, 1900, and they moved to a farm south of Irvington, where they lived until Mr. Thompson passed away in 1915. After her lusband's death she lived in Al- jona until 1929 when she moved to 3urt, which has since been her home. . ~— Mrs. Thompson was connected with the Presbyterian church early in life, served- as organist for a time, was a member of the Presbyterian woman's societies, -and was a faithful' worker in the church for many years. /She was a mem her of the Curt Presbyterian churc at the time of her. death. She wa a member of the Kossuth Chapte No. 201 Order of Eastern Star. (She Is survived by one son, Dr R. H. Thompson of JBurt antf tw< grandchildren, Richard and Alic Louise Thompson. Also survivin is one sister, Mrs. H. A. Lewis u Algona. Two other sisters, Mrs C. X Dutton and Mrs. J. R. Mawd sley preceded her in death. 'Funeral services are being heh this afternoon at the Presbyterian church in Burt, the Rev. Paul K Figge in charge and interment wll be made at the Riverview cemetery in Algona. •Paulbearera are C. W, Patter son, F. L. Pratt, G< J. F. Vogel, A H. Meirizer, P. L. Dremmel and C C. Smith. Local Bank Footings Total Over Million The Security State Bank, only six years old last week, showsd footings of'over a million dollars. It has had a steady growth since its founding. The statement is published in another column in this issue. The officers are C. B. Murtagh, president; J. W. Haggard, vice president; Frank Kohlhaas, vice president; Eugene Schemel, cashier. FATHER DAVERN, VICAR-GENERAL man Of Cbajrlea City died, la tefjwey, 9*1 \ die4 in the The marriage of Myrtle O. Ol8Qn,daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Aiberr J. Olson, Algona, to John R. Alke, son of Mrs. AnrfS, ' lAlke, Wesley, was solemnized ' at the first Lutheran church • here Wednesday, April 8, Rev, H, |C Nelson performing the double" ring ceremony, The bride hag been employed as a.stenographer by tfe« Bank, t ra Wf p cojinDany hers wd- ttw. groom i« * M«hly reagecteg y&mg farmer of the Wesley neighborhood, * f Rawing a sjiert weddjng trip they will be, at faoj^e OR A .eo»th of Buffalo, Center,, JURY HEARING EVIDENCED! COLLISION CASE The suit for damages brought by Paul R. Currant, Cpmfrey, Minn., asjainst Martin T, Thompson, of Stevens, this county, was called for trial Monday morning with Judge F. C. Davidson on the bench, The suit revolves around a collision which occurred on Highway 9, about two miles west of Buffalo Center October 6, 1941, It seems that Thompson had stopped his truck on the highway about 9 o'clock in the evening. Rain was falling, the vistbjyty was not good and Thompson had no lights on the truck "When. Currant, coming from the east, £oJJIde<J with the rw of the Thompson truck, approaching cars from the west preventing his seeing the truck in time to turn aside. Men io, p»r t in Ws <sw were F, and Donald Wasfe- Crystal Minn., and iprd, Window, Minn. rant car was badly <Jajn- medical $uj{ af tfce accident Cvurarit foy W&, n& ' ^Vffie* ~ GAIL LARSON, 5, ACCIDENT VICITM > AT FARM HOME Brother, Also 5, Starts Tractor Which Pulls Disc Over Sister; Lived Two Hours When Swen Larson pulled ln:d the farm yard at his home nine miles north of Lakota Saturday afternoon he shut off the gas on tha tractor but left the machine in gear. He went to the house for a moment and while there the twins/ Dale and Gale, 5, climbed to the tractor platform as any curious- child would do. Dale, having a desire to work the tractor, played, with the many curious wheels and handles and its is thought that he found and took hold of the switch that governed the power. At any rate, the engine turned -over and the tractor started away> Gail Falls Under Disc Hitched to the tractor was a diso and Gail in some manner lost her footing and fell from the tract'or platform ire the path and 'under the now moving machinery. The disc .passed over her. The parents, hear- |ing the engine running, hastened ifrom the house arid Mr. Larson 'turned off the tractor .power and lifted the now frigtened .Dale to .the ground. Gail was badly cut 'and bruised and unconscious when ;picked up. The distraught father 'and mother hastened in to 'a car and, drove to the Dohnage hospital at Buffalo Center and every medical care and attention was given the baby, but to no avail, she died about two hours later, 'at 4 o'clock. Family Moved to Stevens Only since March 1st have the Larsons lived in Kossuth county, prior to that time, they farmed south of Buffalo Center. They have: no other children than the twins. Depending upon whether or not the two soldier brothers of Mr. Larson may be able to attend the services the funeral will be held on Tuesday afternoon if they can not be reached. A brother of Mrs. Lar- . ' son, Bob DeVries, soldier at Ft. ' Sill, Oklahoma, arrived to attend, Services will be held from the homo; of Joseph. Larson, one mile west of; from the M- E, 'church- in. Buffalo Center at two o'clock. Interment^ 1 , will *e in the Buffalo cemetery.' '. The parishioners and many friends of the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Thomas J: Davern, now pastor of Corpus Christ! church, Fort Dodge, will be interested to lea»n of his appointment as •vicar-general of the Sioux City • 'Diocese by Bishop Edmond Heelan. During any absence of iBisbop Heelan from the diocese Msgr. Davern will officiate. 'Father Davern was pastor of ISt. Cecelia's church here for 12 years, preceding the six years served by the present pastor, Father MaUinger. He has there•fore servedySix years as pastoc of Corpus 'Christi church in Fort Dodge, Bar to Hold Memorial The Kossuth Bar Association-will ld Memorial services- honoring the late Judge W, B, Quarton and J. L, Bonar in the court rocm Frit- day afternoon at three o'clock, tennis Kelleher, Ft. Dodge and F. F. Faville, Des Moines, will speak. Weather for Week ] Somewhat Unsteady Varying from 26 low' to 68 high, the wither fok- the week was ;haractistically March, tempera- lures. Sunday and Monday it settled to consistent April, temperatures, according to Weather Noljto/ The reocrd: ' •f High Low April 7 ,,,43 .3* April 8 _ .aa 24 Aprir 9 ..,.$7 28 : April 10 ...48 April 11 ...„ _ ,6Q April 12-'...........j. April 13 ...* „ SO 85, KOSSITTH CATTLE • . ;' , , -t ,t ,-.!>• Vs.* TO HEREMONM (Cattle feeders of^ ty wll| have an opportunist* cattle feeders marketing, intentions, and the number and, kind of cattle to be marketed during the next months, at a meeting to be held at Algona, Monday evening. April 20 at 8:00 p. m. at the Legion hall. This meeting will be one of the first of several being held throughout Iowa, at which time the Chicago Producers survey covering 20 to 25 percent x>f all cattle on feed' in the cprnbelt will be given. This information will be supplemented by figures from the U. 8, Dept. Of Agriculture and should enable feed, ers to do a more orderly job pf mar»' keting, (Rex Beresford of the Animal HUB, jandry Extension Service of Iowa, State College, has been secured tg present it®* information «nd to, discuss cattle feeding problems jn general, \ * AU cattle feeders from near counties are.invitt4 to attend to participate in the 4ifCU*sipn., Mrs, Pedersen Has Son On land, On Sea, s- ; -iff. •When Arne Pedersen passed the, stiff, examlnaliore for fjying in the army a ir corps at Des Moines Thursday and, WM sworn into the U,g,.a$ty4f}e 85 ft flyjus wtet, aon pf Mr«r • I a »on on sea and % W« in the air, three - branches of ^-*-7*T^ **% w,t*m9»nt Tele tj?* farm- Or»de

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