The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 19, 1942 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 19, 1942
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THOMPSON, 5-.C.SS ,*, « ' . ' IN CALIFORNIA Had Been Kossuth Resident for Many Years; Homestead in Union TdWftBhifijl'tmer&i here Union! Henry Tampion 4 ; 'broth"' et Af F« S.. Thbm'p'sort 6f Union township, passed away at his h6me In Indlo, Calif., May ittH. Burial ,was "Jade .In.the family lot In"ttfv ervlew cemetery Tuesday afternobn following services at McCullough chapel. Casket bearers were Stew_, art Thompson, Robert' Leason, R, 8. Blossom, Frank Hofius, ffiugene Hofius and Lloyd ">Elston. He was 77 year's old, and the cause tot his ddath Is thought bo have. been a heart attack as he was found dead in hla room. . • ', ' ' • ' •• Kpssuth Pioneer ' .-...,_ i: , v Of a well kndwn; and' highly rc^ spected family, Henry was b'orn ;jn^ Dec, "1864 tb Joseph and Vt&titftt* Jane. (Means) Thompson, the l th'ird child in a family of six children, He leaves to mourn Ms passing all his brothers and sisters: Mamie (Mrs. Joseph B. Hofius) Gilnuore City, Iowa; Carrie (Mrs. Cyrus glos- som)t Burt; Frank;(wh6 resides on , the Thompson homestead>V Union. township; Jennie Thorn 1 psdn, Burt; and Clifford'of Spirit (Lake; and a daughter;, Mrs; Ruth Cook of Detroit} Mich.- . . 1 His-death was a sudden shock to friendsThere. •' Although his home was In,California a great share of his time was spent''among friends and relatives here where he had • considerable land Interests, one tract lying west of Burt- 1 s .« ..Oamo Here in 1868 Henry came to.this County when- only four years old, He was born near 'Belvue. Iowa, Jackson county. Heo'Started but In his earlier years,; leaVhlng the buttermakers' trade under' Mr. Blossom at; Burt. He 'was' employed two years as butterm'aker it the Whittemore creamery. Then for" 25 years he operated a general rfitore at Whittemore From 1910 to 1916 he was supervisor from the First District. He married Ellsa Chrlschilles, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bmil Chrischllles of Whiltemore. One daughter wa's born to this-unJon. -She is how Mrs. Ruth Cook/of Detroit, Michigan. Of Pioneer Stock Henry's father, Joseph Thompson, hailed from Pennsylvania, coming west in a prairie schponerr He first stopped at Rock Island, 111., going from thereto Jackson county and locating dn Kossuth county in the spring of 1856. The family came . by ox team. : Their first summer was ( spent in a tiny log cabin whii h I was then the.bnly human habitation | upon the townslte of Algona. He took UE a preemption claim,'Tone and a half miles east of Algona, . -where the family lived 12 to >U ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, MAY 19Tl942 High School Girls, Take Normal Training Exams BOY ACCIDENTALLY SHOT Bond Pledges Fall Far Short of Quota , D. M. rhotoflash Picture Seated, left to rigtt^dfeila'.Lemkee, Iryington; Ida Bernau, Whfttchtore townshipJ?:£#is{Gardner;-Union township. Second row, left to right, Ruth'rteerdt, Union township; Dorothy Leigh-, , Irvingtoni Louis Fras'er.'fAlgdnd; Phyllis Maxwell, Irvlngton; back row^.left to rlght v June Steven, Algona; Betty Mesing, Algona; Geraldine Palmer, Algona; Dorothy Brethorst Prairie township; Bonlta Bos-Worth, Cresco township. ' " • , ' This class of twelve girls'took state tests in normal training nt the-county superintendent's office Thursday. If they receive -passing grades they .are given a certificate to teach in rural schools. How.ever, under a new law the Students must have ratings, in the upper class in their work or they must take some work at college before a certificate will ibe issued. Misses' Lemkee f Bernau, Gardner, Heerdt, Leigh, MaxWelland Bosworth are seniors, members of the class of '42. Misses Fraser, Steven Mesing, Palmer, and Brethorst are juniors. Miss Hattie Wilson is teacher of normal training. • : To the roar of airplanes over the city, martial music of the high school iband and bursting of bom us shot into the air, the war bond drive was opened here last-Friday noon. And now dt develops that the drive is a flop. Where it had been hoped that several htfndred w&uld have signed pledges for the purchase of stamps and bonds only 170 have called at the Legion hail since Friday noon and Fred Timtrt, chairman of the Algona committee believes that half of those pledges were additional to pledges already made. VWwt Is It All About? grs. He built a log cabin on th»& LOCAL CHAMBER WILL ENTERTAIN 4-H ROYS, GIRLS Three Hundred to Have Dinner and Hear Program Monday Evening^ May 25- -'X The Algona Chamber of Commerce Is expecting to have as its guests'.more than 300 K:ssuth county 4«H boys and girls In the high .Mosday, Ma; hospital hlld, a .daughter lore iere F ,o17 until his "toy's moth farm unti Algona and took over the farm rned 80 acres of'land ik township. ler of, our pioneer des- .j» passes on to his reward on down- through the there seems to -be handed sterling qualities which made forefathers great in the up ullding and improvement of the /world in which we live, Saturday, May 23 Next Saturday May 23, 'the Am:- erlcan Leg<ott^ft«Jllary will hoi8 • its annual poppy sale, This year zPfllWtW will ,be',worn in honor of ; those who jrave their lives in World War. One and %ake, Bataan , areas of the lOpntributlons wiH^T»e- vsed for aid to disabled vete.JWw and families of both warf,,ai|oj« work in • Bed Cross and U, S <&and for army and navy relief, >,, * >. „ •+-.* All popples Wld in Io*wa were made by v veterans' hospitalized in • • Iowa and each-man received pay for .,* his work, More v ^ian 673,000 have „ 'been for Distribution to the , State. "' j With SQ great ft need this year, the organisation, hopes for a bigger contrlbjrtJon from, &< jraMto than , ever before, , • ^ ' W«W» for* Poppy l«dy on S«t- ' prograi club members wilt'be served i:SO dinner in the hjgh school gym Local Talent Program. Fay tMeade, county club leader, says that ; .each club member jjcill turn in A Ipc defense stamp admiu- sion to the,, dinner. The program will be provided by individuals from the different groups, and the number acclaimed the best on the program will 'be given the entire proceeds of stamps collected. Two reels of moving pictures of local interest will 'be shown and short talks on problems of 4-H work made by several workers. Even the Hen is" /Ail-Out for Victory Sirs. Eniil Larson jof the Swea- Eagle neighborhood writes that even the hens must be all-out for victory by laying extraordinary eggs for the duration. ' On the Henry Larson farm west of Sjvca City, from a flock of White Rock hens, was found ah egg lost week which measured 8% inches in length and 1% inches in circumference, and weighed 5% ounces. This pretty well matches the big egg from Art Mertz flock in Union township as to size and which "weighed % ounce more ' flo It's n, way Kossuth hens tops in production and tops, in size and weight of eggs. ' Many well-intentioned people perhaps are not fully cognizant of just what signing a pledge to buy means. Perhaps we should be charitable" and consider that the lack of interest in signing the pledge if- lack of fully understanding the reason for the bond sales pledge The government has set the quota for the United States at $1,000,000,000 per .month for the year. To meat this quota Kossuth county's share is set at $2,000,000. Algona's at $370,000. These quotas are to be met in pledges. You may buy $5,000 worth of bonds tomorrow but unless you sign a pledge that you will buy that many Kossuth is not given credit against the assigned quota. Eventually We Will Buy The .'government doesn't ask that you donate this money nor that you buy all of your share at one time. And should circumstances arise which prevent you from fulfilling your pledge it is not a jail offense. BuJ: the government does ask that you pledge to put aside a certain amount during the year and it is these pledges which must m»et the quotas. You may have noted in the daily press that the governmeht ifeels the quotas should be met and in case they are not there will .be compulsion used in the" way of taxes on salaries and incomes to make>the billion dollar .quota, — - about. March Fledges Biade to the card then to call on those who have not signed. It must be remembered that the members of the committee are donating their services and time in this matter and it must also be remembered that to solicit 1300 is no small job. Therefore every person in the city should be willing to co-operate to the extent of contacting the com' mittee and sign a pledge. Not Necessarily Thousands The government does not ask that you Sign way above your head or ability to buy. As tow as 50c a week, it is the gesture of intentio" the government wants. And the money Is not a donation, it is a savings, paying interest and a bond is cashable at any time. Unless cooperation is shown in this drive the county will never meet its $2,000,000 quota. And, surely, it is the better part of business to save a few dollars as one can than to have the government clamp down and take a percentage out of your Income every week. This should be understood—sign a pledge for even one 'bond for tho year and Kossuth gets credit against the two million. Buy a bond without a pledge and,the Kossuth quota will never be .made. And you are not signing your property or life away. But the time may come when you will have to dig up and when it may be a hardship. This is a drive for pledges, not for ready cash. Let's cooperate! Some Peculiar Incidents T fte committee tells of one couple which called at the hall and that they had $5,000 worth of bonds In their ,hands. The bonds had been bought this year and the committee pleaded with,this couple to sign n pledge that they would buy $5,000 worth of bonds and the pledge would be credited with "Has Been Met" and the county quota would gtft credit for that amount. But this couple refused and while it'is appr3- ciated that these good people had bought bonds it is nevertheless just .such instances., which, are helping St. Cecelia's Academy to Graduate Twelve Sunday Sailor's Wife Joins Husband In West The latter,part of -, this week Mrs/ Bernard i.CBarney) Platt will leave' for,San Diego, Calif., where she 'will ,joln her husband steam fitter and sheet metal worker In the U.;S. navy. Barney signed up with Uncle [Sam two months since.and has been stationed in San Diego the past six weeks. He was em- N«vy Sign* AJgoiw r l< W, Wi 8nl)ivanj has a supply of handsojne window Kigns in .RoBsuth coujity who has in th9'lWt«4 »§te« printed m ..... NAVY RELIEF FUND WILL REACH $4,000 MARK With six townships, Springfield, Lincoln, German,-Buffalo, Prairie and LuVerne, and one town, Fenton, yet to ,be heard from the total pledged In the navy relief drive has reached $3803.84, according to a report by Chairman Theo: Hutchison. This Is way over the top, by almost three times the quota set for Kossuth. Mr, Hutchison is sure that when the town and six town-' ships have -reported the fund will be over $4,000. Following are the sums turned in from the various towns -and townships to date; Cities and Towns Town of Algdna ..:,...:;. $1,161.64 Additional Jr. Chamber of Commere .;.,..;..., „.,.. 2.34 Tpwn of Bancroft „... 128.00 Town'of Biirt ...-;, , 64.25 W»Wn of Ledyaril „..„„.. 60.75 Town of Lone Rock 45.10 Town of Swea City '115.00 Town : of TUonka ., 38,26 Town of Wesley , t 22.00 Town of Whittemore 92,50 Twenty-two Townships ,' Burt Township •_... 157,65 Cresco Township .,..„.,... , 98.21 Eagle Township ., 70.60 Fenton Township ,*,., 124.00 Garfleld Township , 101.60 Grant Township 68,15 Greenwood Township ,..„.., 28.50 Harrison Township .,*....„.,... 9740 Hebron Township 114.00 Irvlhigton Township ,...,..„... , 82.50 Ledyard Township ..,:..,{„:.. 96.BQ Lotts Creek Township 24,75 Plum Qreejf Tpwnsbip ,..,-,-, 105,00 \ The committee for Algona made a drive in March and signed, up many pledges at that time. There are approximately 1300 families in this oity. The committee has a card file of every family In town and as pledges are signed it Is so noted on these cards. ,It was the object of the committee to have men and w&men'call at the Legion hall during the present drive to save individual calls on these 1300 homes. No dqubt many of them are already pledged. On the other hand there are hundreds /who are buying stamps and bonds but so long ai they are not pledged to buy the county falls down on its quota. To Contact Every Home It is the intention of the committee to check those cards, to mail the non-signers a post card to call and in the case of non-attention Show Tour Intention 'Many good people are buying bonds and in many Instances way Up in the thousands of'dollars. 1 is a fine gesture, patriotic and surely cooperative In Intent to help 'finish the -war. But the government wants their intention to.'buy so that a cheek can ,be kept on th' income from the country toward financing this war. It is about the only way a check can be kept—by pledging. And again, we repeat, you are not obligated to fulfill your pledge if circumstances enter into your life which forbid It. You are only asked to. save for yourself as much as you can during.the year by way of a war bond. Can anything be the, more fair? Again, let's cooperate, pledge yourself to .the purchase of a bond. Surely you'll never regret It. And we want Kossuth to go along with ether counties in; the state and nation- meet our quota. , DICK BIERSTEDT, 15, WCTTM OF ! RIFLE DISCHARGE Rushed to Hospital in Algona for Probe for .22 Calibre Bullet; Will Recover When Richard Bierstedt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Bieratedt, note! and cafe operators at Whittemore decided to do some target practicing with his .22 calibre rifle last Thursday he arranged to go to the Frank Schumacher farm and have his friend, Harold Schumacher, go with him for the practice Arriving at the farm .Richard toofci his rifle from the car and waited while Harold went to the house ,for his rifle. Harold Dropped Rifle Harold secured his rifle and' aa he was passing from the kitchsn through a lean-to he dropped the gun. It was loaded and was accidentally discharged. Standing-Must outside the house the! bullet was driven through an inch board and entered Richard's right leg just below his hip and -on into.: his Wody, stopping just back of the bladder. Luckily no intestines tured. Rushed to Hospital The lad-wai rushed ifp 'the- suth hospital at Algtfna and "Dr. H. Gretzmeyer 6peraW upon''- the wounded boy to extract the 'bullet and in this he was successful. Providing no infection results Richard will be taken to his home at Whittemore within another week. He Is a sophomore in the Whittemore schools and the accident has taken him out of the closing school activities this year. J were ptm.s- Lieut. Twogood Tells of Training 30,000 Will Henderson Dead At Delta, Colorado . Mrs, Elsie Cady received word f the death of her cousin, Will Henderson- in Delta,' Colorado, which occurred Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Henderson will be remembered by people living here thirty or thirty- five years ago when they lived on the; Henderson farm south of'town. Mrs. Henderson's maiden name was Heaie FraseiH. Tlusy ;op«mteB a fruit ranch In Colorado. Mr. Henderson's sisters Mrs! Cora Gneti! and Mrs. May Richards of San Fran- Cisco will also be remembered.he're. Mr. Henderson was the son of Kossuth poineers, Robert and Nancy" Henderson. C. J. Cullen Signs Up with U.S. Navy Word from the navy recruiting station in Des Moines tells of C. J. Cullen, Whittemore, but since September, 1939, assistant secretary of the Kossuth Mutual Insurance Association*Algona, signing up with Uncle Sam's navy as seaman <flrjt class, for yeoman, and tha,t hennas been sent to a training station for basic work. Cussie is Grand Knight of the local council,, K. of C. !At the same time word also stated that Chas. D, Bilsborough and Richard Potter, both of Algona, enlisted on the 12th as apprentice seamen for aviation mechanic school. Sugar for Canning Rationed This Week The local rationing board will issue sugar canning certificates this week Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Each applicant must have his or her ration book and If applying for the rest of the family must bring those individual books also. Son Born to Former Algona Girl at LaPorte, Indiana Mr. and Mrs. Ted Larson' became grandparents for the first time Monday afternoon at one o'clock --when Dr. and Mrs. Carlton Fisher of LaPorte, Indiana,, became the parents of a son. The baby has been named Carlton Richard and he weighed seven and one-half pounds. Mrs. Fisher is the former Theodora Li^r- son and a former United Airlines stewardess. The baby was born at Luke's hospital in Chicago, where Mrs. Fischer took her nurses' training and where Dr. Fischer was employed.- RALPH GAYLOR PASSED FRIDAY, FUNERAL TODAY Ralph Gaylor, who for several years has worked in Algona and vicinity, died late Friday afternoon in-Kossuth hospital where he had been a patient for several days}. Prior to that he had been'a patient at the Iowa State University hospital where his illness was diagnosed as spinal cancer. He had been in failing health the past yeaj£ Services were held this (Tuesday) afternoon from the McCulIougli Funeral Home and .burial was In Livermore cemetery where his wife is also buried. The only near relative in this community is a step-, son, Walter Schretber, Algona. Miv Gaylor's boyhood was spent in Macon, Mo. Up to ten years ago when his wife died he was A; resident '.if Algona and this neighborhood in later years was a deaj^ horses Reader Says State Fair Board In Politics in tbe'Bjuatrom FuroU tljre store the: pasj.ten years. Two years ago. he marrjed Mum Bmmft Winters} Since Christ- S« J*e few been employed »t the StateT Cafe. She received word •njnrsday ftat Barney had lgned , to Camp KKM, Park, San ,DieW f« ; Mir '*•**? w«"r"4«t »*«WWM^ viM-i !»v«,w Portland Township 121.70 Ramsey Township , , ,. 123.80 Blverd^le- Township ...'. 98,75 Seneca .Township. ,.„.., wj.00 Sherman Township 78.50 Swea Township ,., ,68.00 Union Township WbUtemore' Towns'hTp *!".... W-80 Editor Upper Des Moines: Your editorial "Jpwa State Fair i Politics" In lasf week's issue wa interesting. It has occurred to th writer that possibly the perepetua tion of John Mullen (the 77-yea old president, and the salary w<M in the back pf the heads of the president and secretary when negotlaWgn for leasing the Grounds to the government. Now aince C^nn}n«t(am in a re vice In his younger days in keeping the fair out of politics, he now yielded and*or was he the chlei schemer in the secretly planned, under-handed ousting of Art'Corey to njake way fpr one more politically minded? M,r. Mullen should tell the people of Iowa what bills he lobbied for or were passed in the . , approved and fign- ed by Oovernor W4Ison for the benefit of, anyone who, supported or yotea Jo,r Cunningham for secretary gn,d j|i there were any promises, n ~'- t* or , rsmuabratipns, lP*w!h>thatMr,%}Jep political c m or to, yhjsecaj 9f m» under djrept control of Governor Wilson, cou)d this be the Influencing factor In making up M r . Mullen-s mind as to Fair matters? Yet Mr. Qunnlngham in his Des Moines Regjster article says "no candidate needs jjpt try to throw the Fail into polities ati this time." Whv threaten any candidate to ' Who did jt? Th*t js y what th^'pub" lie wants to know. The vipe president. Mr. Sjbeldon,, should tell the P^" ^|wb_and how and why one which state he _ to cast his vote for what f» e m<i- and had a wide Kossuth county, wirigs' or'Ut^m th-rSder'taataJ which maintain iii this war without intensive training and plenty of " tough going," said Lieut. Forrest Twogood, when he made a talk to the local Rotarians at the Monday noon 'meeting: He didn't mean that they weren't as willing, as brave, as competent mentally as those of former years, ibut he said that a life of comparative ease, non-competitive activities from a physical standpoint was to blame. Yet the navy Is preparing 30,000 young men * this year that they may get thei« wings. • •<>• Pre-Mlght Schools fS '<-''- ' (Lieutenant Twogood explained that the pre-fllght schools ' being, established, and one of them at, Iowa City, is for the purpose of " hardening the youth ifor hlSLflight * '• trainiftg.. These schools >«bso«b- f> from 1800 to 2100 every 'flfree' months and there is a waiting,list. ' The boys are put through hard paces and-It is no place ^for'weak- ' lings. Many who have never,taken--' part in athletics find the«rst.feVir< ^eeks tough going. -Along with IHe physical training they are'also MV-' en Btudies In ship recotrnitlon'Snd ) acquaintance in OwtrictNo,2County Agent» Hold Meet Here Staelias two inters wptmtoi W* h» Dorothea Bjustrom, Algona, Given Office In Dakota University Marguerite 7 Weiland, Ethan sen- 'or, will be crowned queen of the water carnival at Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell, S. p., Saturday night, Her atfendants # th annual event at th.e Morrow" gym nasiuin pool will be Lillian 3irapn ette of Higtunore and Bjustrom, Algona. Iowa. en Btudies In ship •mathematics and geometry. , Team Work is Taught i Many of the boys who prepare in the pre-flight schools and who absorb the importance of team work remain In groups which form 'the personnel of ship crews after they have their wings. It takes 100 men on the ground to back up the activities of one flyer. Arid, he added, "There is no question about 'the American tooy who gets hia wings. He has a back ground which makes him the finest airman In. the) world. And records of activities in our present war are demonstrating that fact." Twogood an Iowa Boy Lieutenant Twogood hao recently finished a course at Annapolis and received his commission, 'H.e to a Sioux City boy. He cln Algonai W years ago, daughter of Mr, and Mrs, , gard, and hf hw a wide queen an,d her attendfthU were chosen by wte of {he member* H« "^ Jf TS" ? Athletic Awwte- tion, Mls^s WeiJand . , -j - _ ,. , ^, and Us the ret^ug president nf tb, v * ' or was ft done tb* promise ql C3ov-

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