The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 28, 1942 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 28, 1942
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* '* * **l 1 I* 4 . Y , 1. r £ f * ' > ^ i " * ~ v l —, |f LOCAL SCHOOL JOIN IN FENNY MILK PROGRAM Trinity Lutheran and Ac Serving Milk Monday of, Week; Publitf next Fal Monday forenoon of this week th penny milk program was" Inaugur ated in the 1 Trinity Lutheran sehbo and the St. Cedelia's Academy. B; virtue of this program students n the, two schools may buy a hal pint of milk for one penny an.. this milk is usually served durlnf the morning recess period. Too by virtue of the "program^ many children may have. a glass of mill each day which way be denied them at home because of the lack" of fam ily finances. .-•... ttibllo School Next Fall Superintendent Otto B. Lalng, o the public Schools, stated that be cause of the next Week's activi ties In sugar rationing in which th schools are registering, and 'because of the necessarily large amount o book and filing Work which this eh tails, and because the public schools will close for the year ih'anothe three weeks, , it was decided ? thai the. penny .milfc program ibe starter with the opening of school next fall Superintendent ; Lalng arid the school authorities are in agreemen with the program % ln every detail. " " ' ' ' T)ie penny milk program is'ih th Agricultural Marketing Adminlstra lion and is mcetirig with / favor Jhrojlghout the country. While h.i»' only b»?n 'n operation slightly m.<re, ; than>. ycnc it is belrg receive W'tn'opeh arnifl by school, author! tirs in cities and smaller communities. Robert CM. Moyer is sup. ervisor for'the A. M. A., with headquarters In Sioux City, was in Algona Thursday, closing -arrangements with the two local schools which have, adopted the program As he stated the purpose of the program is two-fold, first, it enables producers to get better prices for milk which would otherwise go into manufacturing uses, and ' second; it 'is obviously a: nutrition program.^.- "s. Twp Months in Iowa At the present time there, are IS cities and towns in Iowa cd-oper- ating in the penny milk program It is rather early to set out the percentage of co-operation' in 'the various schools, but one' -example comes from-Sergeant Bluffs, Iowa, wheite 274, pupils. out of 291 daily had their penny milk drink. Ir< that town the pupils were' furnished straws for the. drinking, /in some towns it is drank from the bottles and others .provide paper cups,- the latter, however, because of defense needs, being eliminated now. Usually the drinking is done just before the morning, recess. Neighboring Towns Have Milk Th? schools in Humboldt, Dako- said that before the close of the school year there would probably be .close to lOOjschools co-operating. During the summer montlis others will be lined up aJtifl September 1st should see; the program instituted in well over 300 schools. The larger towns, especially, are joining,up because of so many of the pupils being denied this health-giving and nutritious food 'at. home. Brown's Dairy Contract . • Milk for the local schools will be furnished daily by the j Brown's Dairy, low bidder for ; the contract. The pupil pays the penny for the half pint to the school" and this is paid to the dairy: and the agricultural marketing administration pays the difference covering the contract. Throughout the program is under the direction and supervision of the agricultural marketing administration. Established 1865 ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, APRIL 28,1942 8 Pages VOL. ?7-NO. 17 FENTON BOY, 13, SMOTHERED IN CORN Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Driver Celebrate Golden Wedding Lightning Injures Algonian \iFiity /years ago today, AprH 28th, 1892, Rev. W. H. Dorward, pastor of the Baptist church, <spoke the Words which united in marriage 'D. li^jbrlver, recently .ot Unio,.and Miss Addle Mink- ' Jer, daughter of Mr. and. Mrs; Orange Minkler. The ceremony was "performed in the Minkler , home: on r Thorington and Col- . lege'streets, the original house • Mr, Driver* was a, buttermakcr and in the years:'following, had charge of the creamery at Burt for some |13 years. Later the Driver family moved to 'Caldwell, Idaho, where Mr. Driver followed the creamery business for ten years. ' .„ Still Kossuth Folks n ii<the ,wesf and'^vhile they .Tived'v there a Son ,was born to them, Wayne, now. a resident of Sprlltfef eld, Oregon. After their residence In Whittemore they came to Algona and Mr. Driver was night engineer for Swift & Company for fourteen yeaift 'after"which he retired.. With the exception of, the ten years ' In Idaho the Drivers have been " Kossuth county residents. Mrs. (Driver was born here, raised here. Her parents were 1 of the ;early-pioneer settlers in Kossuth, tame hero -in a covered wagon. Open House Today •At the Driver home, 109 N. Phillips street, open house is. being held for the many, old friends who will come to congratulate this worthy Kossuth and , Algona , couple. Friends from Burt, from Whittemore, from all corners of Algona, will wish them continued happiness and years of well being. They arc of pioneer stock,. Jhey came " 'When' Algnoa "wfeS but"<rvftlilge, ' h'dve' Seen'Mfrgrbw? to the" finer ' town that It^is-'today.«. As Mrs. Driver puts it "When we,-were married we knew every soul in 'Algona. Today we can know:but those with whom we are in contact from day to day. That's what the growth of a town does to folks in fifty years." Academy Baseball lames Scheduled . • v s L •'• • / The St. Cecelia's Academy base all team had seven .games sche- uled before the close ,of the School rear. April 21st .they played Whlt- emore here ahirflff game for the 26th.-wa8 _rataed : 6u{,and they will meet,Bancroft late*.; 'Future dates re May 3, Whittemore there; May LuVerne here; May 7, St. "Joe re;'iM^y 10, WWttemore here, nd May 14, St. Joe here. We$ley Pioneer Celebrated four Score <ui4 Ten Aprh i6th gea C. @kpw; left tP pw ajn4 son. Joseph seated, .Mrs 'Peter B. WB ojd4n|f m he? lap Dap}e} If *lSkpw, son of Joseph. (ft w« in 187? thftt Mfes Meta .Sftiflna^Fljlejwp p»B|e to the HJn4te4 States, She was twenty yews of age at the time and «bf came fion^ Jutland, Den- a /bachelor's shack and.- a, strawshed. Pioneers, they broke the prairie land, built house and barns on the place and through the years developed living conditions along with the years until today the farm is ono of the 'best in Wesley township. Four Score and Ten It isn't g\v<^i to many people to reach the age of four score years and ten and still enjoy comparatively good health and the Companionship of children land children's children us has Mrs. ,SKow. The mother of six •children, three of whom are living within the neighborhood of her home, Mrs. Skbw looks •back over th,e years in Kossuth county, and cpu/ita them as'hav- /ing been, DcuUful W4 enjoyable, withal sofrows and hard work rtook (heir toll also, Her husband died, jn 18?o, „ . J. FORBURGER COLLIDES WITH A TRAIN AT WESLEY (Following an accident at Wes•ley Saturday night at. about. 11:30 Sheriff Art Cogley was called to investigate. He found that Thos. J. Foirburger, farmer, had collided with: a moving freight train on the old No. 18 highway going north out of town and that the car had been badly wrecked and had caught fire and was completely' ruined, Mr. Forburger, driving south into town, see the train 'until too late to stop. He turned his car in the same direction wibh the train and suffered rib. fractures and head injuries. He was taken to the office of Dr.; .Richardson for treatment and his injuries are not'con- sidered serious. • MRS. SHACKELFORD BURNED AT EMMETSBURG Struck by Bolt While Fishing at Medium Lake Sunday Afternoon; Husband Stunned [Pishing was good at the Emmetsburg lake Sunday afternoon and Mr. and Mrs. W, S. Shackelford, 317 Bjackford street, Algona. were enijot$ng' the sporty About! ytwo o'clock a thunder storm came', up and bo get out Of the rain Mrs. Shackelford stepped under the protection of a tree near the bank. She called to Mr. Shackelford to come out of the rain with her. In the meantime he'saw that there was a "bite 1 / on his pole and ha started for the bank. Just then there was a flash of lightning and he was knocked to the ground. As he fell he sensed that his wife has been hit and he turned to see her fall to the ground, too. Bolt Burns Left Side Mr. Shackelford managed to reach her side as did also Peter Neu and John Van Hlse, Whitte'more, who had been inshinjr near the Shack- elfords. Mrs. Shackelford was conscious but complained about her "clothing being afire.' This was smothered by her husband but it was -discovered that the bolt had torn a large piece of her coat from the left shoulder and had torn her left shoe off her foot and ripped her stocking the length of her foot as well. Her left side from shoulder to ankle "was one complete scorch. Taken to Hpspitfil She was hurried into a car and taken to the Emmetsburg hospital where first aid was administer- e"d. Doctors were not so optimistic about her condition because of seeming paralysis appearing .In her limb and foot. However, .prompt treatment and attention to/the burns h*d -rts-effett -and*toda>-sne is progressing'' nicely^ though' she' will probably be confined to the-hospital for another week. In the meantime, Mr., Shackelford was treated for shock. , Considered Close Call Hospital.. attendants in Emmeti- burg consider Mrs. Shackelford fortunate that her injuries were not more serious. Barring infection or complications the burns should be pretty well healed in another week. "The Shackelfords have four children, none of whom , are home at the present time. They i are Richard, teacher in Keokuk, eru- listed hi the coast guard; Floyd, a machinist in Davenport; Gale Mathes, 'fx>s Angeles, Calif.,. and Mrs Clarence Peterson, Goldfield, Iowa Navy Relief Drive Goes Over the Top In Kossuth County Theo. Hutchison, chairman for Kossuth county in the recent Navy Belief drive Is assured that the county easily attained its quota of $2,000. Up to Monday noon the returns indicated tile drive was over the top, with many townships and communities yet to be heard from. Incomplete returns: City of Algona $1,000.00 Plum Creek Twp 10S.OO Whittemore Twp. 97.80 Garficld Twp. „ 101.50 Swca Twp. | - SfkSO Rtverdale Twp 9. 98.75 Cresco Twp 98.*1 Town of Burt 4.2B Town of Titonka 38.25 Town of Lone Rock , 45.10 Town of Ledyard -. 60.75 Town of Swea City 115.00 Town of- Wesley 22.00 Union Twp. 12.00 Total to date $1,912.11 1,104,900 IBS. SCRAP IRON ON KOSSUTH FARMS Government Needs It anc Begs That Farmers to Bring It to Market as Quickly as Possible Did you have any idea that there are on Kossuth county farms i.n only 14 townships, 1,104,900 pounds of scrap iron at the present time? And that even' after 788,875 Ibs have been brought in to"markei since December 7, 1941. Bob Loss, chairman of county ' SfflERK HEADS STATE JUNIOR COMMERCE UNIT Jurgen <?. Skqw ijfes upon and fannn the old homestead, Grace ^Sfcow, now Mrs. Paulson, an4 family liv? With. ,Mrs, gfeow in the Wesley home .- Mftry SkoW Mom lives 09 a farm northwest Qf Wejatey. Anna Stow, "was a, missionary in H^trry §, wesjey «»a in )m snd Uwd MI 4 014 home,, No Business in Marriage Licenses Business in marriage license at the: clerk's office continues to be terrible, Seemingly, with the usual two per, week record unbroken. Licenses were < Issued to Ralph Johnson, Jjas Vegas, Nevada, and Frances, Crichton, Minneapolis; Omar Anthony Kelly, Detroit, Michigan, and Eileen Patricia Murray, Bancroft. C. of C. Sponsors "Treats For the Soldiers" At a meeting iof the board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce, held at Hotel Algona Monday, evening It was decided to Inaugurate •"Treat for Boys'-' bowls immediately. TJiis .consists of a bow* being placed in the drug stores and In the rer creation parlors Into which may be.dropped a pj|ck -of clgarete, package ,of gum, (woth brush, razor blades, or money contribution. These contributions 1 will be picked up and every time a contingent of Kossuth 1x>ys leave for the army will-be distributed to them a Treat for the Boys,'! Keep the soldiers in mind, drop a bit of change or.something the boys will appreciate into the bowls for tW enjoyment of the next contingent, Opori Koesuth farmers "the urgen need 'for this scrap iron in defense production. "The Japs aren't loafing around In Burma waiting for the price of scrap iron to go up a few cents, and we have a war to win", Mr. 'Loss said Monday. "Smelters in some cases .have had to shut down for lack of enough scrap and as a result -our war effort is being hindered." . A Problem has Arisen it is rumored that dome farmers are hoarding 'their .old scrap iron with hopes of making some money on a price rise. Mr. Loss said that he 'had heard of no such .rumor in this county, but that in some parts of the state it was prevalent. Mr. Loss stated that the price for scrap has been frozen so there never could be any great profit from bearding. "State war boards are. cooperating in this salvage campaign 100 per cent and Kossuth should make every effort to get this salvage collected. It is a big job and the situation is grave, and it's up to us to get every pound of that scrap collected,' 1 Mr. Loss said. Postal Regulations Concerning Army Mail The Algona postoffice has received instructions /regarding the mailing of packages to men in the various services outside the United States. No parcel shall be accepted for mailing if it exceeds 11 pounds in weight, or 18 inches in length, or 42 inches in length and girth combined.' Perishable matter regardless of weight or size cannot be accepted for mailing. Not more than one such parcel •shall be accepted for mailing in any one week when sent by or on behalf of the same person or concern to or for the same addresbee. These regulations are put in effect in order to speed the 'mails and also to help transportation of war materials. ' Brown Studio Photo . -The office of president of the Iowa Junior Chamber of'Com- merce came to Algona for the ensuing year when Dr. C. C. Sh'ierk, city,' was elected to head the organization at Davenport last Saturday afternoon. The election of officers closer! a two day convention of the state chamber. \Dr. Shierk is a charter mem- iber of the local group and has always taken an active part in junior chamber work. His election to the office is a recognition of his ability as tu leader. His opponent was Luverne 'Peterson, MarshalHown, and Dr. Shierk polled a 76 to 42 vote. Fourth Draft 45-64 Registration Completed Monday The fourth draft, when men between the ages of 45 and 64 registered, took up two days' time when registration was made possible at the (Legion hall on Saturday. Monday had been designated by the government as registration , day. However, the local board arranged to hold registration Saturday and this proved a. wise move, in that the registration was made smoothly and without crowding. 18 Women Help In charge of Mrs. Ted. Larson, 17 Algona women offeredi their services on the two day* by way of typing and receiving registrants' statements. Mrs. Larson had charge^ of this work during the recent registration of younger men and was familiar with all of the routines. The ladies who gave of eir time Saturday rand Monday were Mrs. W. P. French, Mrs. C. D. Schaap, Mrs. Carl Pearson, 'Mrs. Paul Wllle, Mrs. G. D. Brundagp, Mrs. Craig Smith, Mrs. Fred'Corey, Miss Mildred Ryther. Mrs. Allen Brunson, Mrs. Harlan Sigsbee, Miss Ruth Turner, Mrs. Henry Dobson, Mrs. Vie Parsons) Miss Lorraine Morrison,- Mrs. H- M. Smith and Mrs.. John Kirk.' Because of goine to press Tuesday morning we are unable to. print the registration returns, coming !n during the forenoon. So far we nave received the following: Algona ....i „ ....807 Titonka , 168 Ledyard .t...., 103 Lu Verne .....125 Bancroft ...163 L/ane Rock ...;. 83 Fenton » *..•,• 116 Bu,rfc "4 Whittemore 137 Wesley ; 142 Fox Bounties Seen On Decline Over Period of Two Years Kossuth county paid bounties on one male fox and five cubs Saturday afternoon to Art Ros- enmeycr of near St. Benedict. In company with Red Huschka and Leo fjudwig, Mr. Rosenmeyer shot the old fox about three miles oast of St. Benedict Friday afternoon on the Lud\yig farm. The men searched for the den and afttir digging about two rods found the five cubs, judged to be about a month old. It Is Interesting to note that bounties on foxes have been dropping in numbers the past several years. For instance, the first three months of this year there were bounties paid on 5; in 1941,149;in 1040,149; in 1939, 298; in 1938, 388; and in 1937, 460/This would indicate that foxes are not doing so well in Kossuth county in recent years. SUGAR RATIONING JOB PROVES BIG UNDERTAKING Township Leaders and Registrars Met Saturday to Complete Details For Registering (Saturday morning at the high school auditorium some 250 representatives of sugar dealers and school 'representatives from towns, independent, consolidated and rural school districts met for instructions for the registration and to receive supplies for the issuance of sugar books. Trade rationing was ..,,.. ....>... APPLICATION FOB WAR RATION BOOK .othtWMiip by R.,i««*, <»>») 1MTOBTJVNT-—* Mepot* » p( ,lic»iioB DUUI b* m*4o br (<*, «*«• tlw B«fal»tiow permit. 04 bebilf of) «r«r (x*«oo to whoa • W« B«tlaa Book b to U IMW* Tfc» for tb. iwwno* to th< pcnoa wbo«i _... Vy tbOtu Boofc One «nd »U T «t btiwa «w wbitOi tbo p«naq wmd nt^i* IMMWM «6fiU« ra far n W<* B»l*« Book »f»4brf«6 W-J--W ^j -_- tg ipr Superintendent Otto B. Laing presiding. , • Trade Rationing The registration for wholesalers and retailers will be held in each of. the 14 town schools in the county next Tuesday and Wednesday, April 28 and 29, from 8:30 to 12:00 a. m. and 1 to 6 p. m. Dealers will'- register and in the case of grocers they must show how much sugar they sold the week ending April 25, how much they sold in November, 1941, how much they have.on hand, and they, will be rationed sugar upon that .base. In the case" of restaurants, schoo lur^ch rooms, home economics, etc they must show how much sugai tias <been used since Jan. 1, 1941 by,.the monl;h, how much on hand etc. .-The restaurants and, eatinj places. wULbe rationed 60 per cen> while bakeries, ice cream manufacturers, soda fountains, etc., will be rationed 70 per cent. -• ... Consumer Rationing One week later/May 4,.B, 6 and 7, consumers will register.: .Every school district in the county wil provide registration personnel anc blanks! In no case will any registrant have to go farther than two miles, his nearest school. The superintendent or teachers in the various schools will see that help is provided for the proper registration in the shortest time. There arc 188 school sites in the county anc it's up to you to register at the school site In your district. At the meeting Saturday Phyllis Sandberg, Pat Pollard, Betty LaBarre, LaVonne Wolcott. ,Ruth Ellen Gorman, Jeanne Guderian, La- Varlle Long, Valeria Butts helped in the distribution and recording of supplies to the 250 representatives. Mrs. Melzar Falkenhalner had charge of the adult helpers. We Print Sample Blank (In another column will be found a reproduction of the registration form to be used by consumers. We are told by registration officials that it would be a great help to them if applicants will fill out this sample form, for practice purposes only, and which would make possible saving of much time in the actual registration. ' The job of registering for rationing books is really a big one, entails much time ancj much help and for which no mai^ or woman receives a single penny. BJvery man DICK, ONLY SON . OF MR. AND MRS. ALFRED MEYERS Fatal iAccadtent Occurred Friday at Farm Home West of Town; Funeral Monday # Friday afternoon-, Dick Meyers, 13-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Meyens,, west) of Fenton, came home from school early arid planned to drive a tractor and diso for his father. However, it was found that some minor repair was needed for the tractor and Mr, Meyers drove to town for the' part. While he was gone, Dick, interested in two truckers loading corn from an overhead granary, climbed .up'in. .thb loft t£ watch the procedure and it is thought that he slipped and fell into the corn bin. Heard Call for Help The men on the ground, Paul and Lloyd Cornelius, heard a call for help, and. before they could locate' the direction another call, and immediately they hastened up and into the bin with, shovels and attempted to rescue the lad by shoveling. However, this/proved Ineffective and they/hurriedly gathered up tools and-broke into the bin from , the outside. The corn • gathered momentum as. it : began to drain through the hole and shortly, also, came Dick* with it, though by then unconscious. Medical Aid Called fljnmedlately rrVedical aid was call- • ed and first ald^prsciiced on the boy. A call; iyas; ; jfta^';to'the Al- gjona fire companyrf_br the inhalator and Harold Stephenson and Ira Kohl responded, immediately. However, it was found that because ' of particles .of corn and dust in the boy's nasal ipassages. and lungs the inhalator was ineffective. In , the meantime first aid: was continued by way of artificial respiration application, friends working in. relays continuously several hours, before all.hopes were given. • up to save the lad. Dick a Popular Boy 'Dick was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Meyers, He attended and woman should cooperate to put over the 1 registration in the least possible, time. ,. E, & Evers/Navy, TVanf ferred to Navy home.> fiHTe i-wa^fl,, ,studen the Seventh j grade.,-Musically cllned, He" was a ( member of tna high school band in Fenton. He< was papular with his school mates • and well liked by everyone who* knew him. His passing is a heartbreaking blow to parents and sisters and felt by the entire community. He is survived by two sisters, Betty > Ann and Joan, his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Weisbrod, and many relatives lit and around Fenton,, t ^ , Funeral Services Monday ' t Services and • the last rites were leld from the Methodist ^church in." Fenton Monday fore'nodh at 1Q O'clock in charge of Re£ W-'C. Waterman, with interment in th« Methodist cemetery. , ACADEMY GROUP AWARDED "A"LfTrtRS . ijn the St, Cecelia's Academy gym Monday evening a $ o'cloc^ dlnV ner was served , the basketball squad and athleilb officials, the occasion being the aw- , arding of letters to the members of the squad. Father Malljnger ad-' dressed the group as did also Paul Hammil, Chris Reese and Father Sweeney, athletic director. Eleven Letters Awarded Those who received letters were Jim Mahoney, captain; Matt Hedges and Bob Kinsey. These boys are seniors, Russ Mahoney, junior, received his "A" ps did Jphn Ka* jewskl. EM Parks, Howard Fots-i berg and Jimmie DeZellar, sopho-> mores and Louis MoEJnroe and Bob Winkel, freshmen. Maynard Dunn,freshman, student manager, i?aq also awarded a letter. ' Construction Corps* ^ Of Naval Reserve i Is Asking for Men j Wade Sullivan, postmaster, is. igj receipt of word, from the navy re/r cruitlng station at Spencer, ' which it is suggested that enl* ment in the naval reserve 'is couraged, E^ilistment is for duration only and the 17 ito.BQ. TJie a according to his perlence In « the navy /•?

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