The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 23, 1942 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, June 23, 1942
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,""&?«* ty Foi Project • '- Promptly at 8 o'clock Sunday nidrning, nine Algerians left for Masdn City in ears and some time that afternoon boarded a special train carrying 300 lowans to Seat-' • tie, Washington. From there they will travel up through the wilds 1 ' 6f Canada io a point hear Alaska. Here Will be found A camp made Up of workmori, r-oad builders, and here the nine Algonans Will make their home'during the summer attd ! early fall mohths, active In the big jott of building a hard surface road through Canada to the United States.. "'.' •' '•- ••'•" ?' ' Eager to Start Work 'The nine Algona men were Floy.-l fierce, camp supervisor, and Bernard Green. Leo Strelt, Clifford "Whitey" Boone, Chas. McVey, Jr., 'Jack Johnston, Eldon Lindstrqm, Perry Owe* and Art Orton. Their job will be to maintain a camp, pfovlde food and shelter, ^or the road builders and they Were al| eager to get on the job when Ihey • left Algona Sunday mdrning. /> To Return This Fill '''. The 1500 miles of road tb • be.cpri* structed Is proving a big job and thousands of men are Involved^ Work Is being rushed through the bummer and early fall months because nothing can be done while . cold and winter weather takes hold : in the north countries. As strips of road are completed the camps are moved along with the work, crews " working from .both the Alaskan , em!"and the Seatte end. The Algona boys expect to return to the United^States along toward .Thanks• giving at the latest. This 'road job "vis one of the country's chief de- dense projects and, we understand, draft registrants willing to take on the work are deferred in the project's preference. PATCULLENNOW STATIONED AT WENDOVER. UTAH A-letter. from Pat CkiHeny 368th Bombardment Squadron, ; Wendover Field,, Utah, states • that he has 'been promoted to private first, class. It will be remembered that he enlisted in the air corps at Fort ,Dqdge late in January. Since that time and Jn ,the', course of. his ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 1942 2 COUNTY CONVENTIONS HERE FRIDAY G&remonies of Tribe and Tradition by Tama Indians {Featured 'at the two day (Fourth of July celebration, , July 4 and 5, : w111 be a group of some thirty'Mesquakie Indians from the Tama Reservation, ' who will perform some of their native dances. They come with their leader, Chief Young Bear, * and will maintain an Indian village in the centerfleld. training he has ' Fprt Des Moines, Sheppard' Field, Texas,' 'Fort Logan, Colorado, , .and now at Wemloyer.i He • tells of having been oh foreign soil twice, in Texas and Utah. In Operation! '• Office •' Pat is a clerk in the operations office of the squadron and his duties deal with flight schedules, time of men on flying status, charts, maps, mostly rou- ,tine work. He writes that B-17's, ^'better known as flying fortresses, are the mostly used plane there and that they are really "wicked babies to meet uj> with." He says that the squadron is scheduled tp pull * iout for ."over somewhere" in the *arty fall. . Pat writes that his camp is il30 miles from,town and he appreciates mail from his friends in Kossuth, and that they have been fine about writing tsuhim. Keep 'Em Flying A WEEK'S ACTIVITIES • - N / AT • ALGON A'S, AIRPORT (Squeeze Field Log Book) , perhaps you have noticed a flashy Ivory and ted plane over Algona, It is a '41 Piper Coupe, oho of the sportiest light planes made. It is owned by Lloyd R. Qerber and recently returned from Albert Lea where it was repairs. OR Sunday, JUne 44, a group of t ftp F*rt podge at 8:30 part' Wt the -big flight ) Bno Airport, In that flve , planes * from over p landed W the field and, , H entoyed a get'together Eight in the . t flnd brej^fast as II. A. Bartholomew, Mel r, ^rls Jfinep? Stanley Greiif. Chamber Asks For Photos of Service Men Secretary C. A, Phillips of the Chamber pit Commerce is sending out request letters to all homes in the county where men are serving in the United States armed forces, asking for photographs of the men. It is the Intention of the /chamber to frame in groups the service men and spface them in windows in the various stores in Algona. Mr. PhOUps tasks that the phplto- graphs be sent in and 'on the back of each one be written the nam«% branch of service . and name of the. Immediate relative of the service man. He would appreciate the cooperation- of our fighting men's relatives In having this'responded to as soon as possible. J.D.LOWE WILL HEAD DRIVE FOR SCOUTS JULY 23 Sponsors Hope to Complete Drive Within the One Day; Lowe Appoints Chairmen To head the Friends of Scouting drive in this county on July 23, Joe D. Lowe has been- named financial chairman. He has selected in the county to aid in putting over :he job of financing scouting activities next year A. L. Brown, prospect list chairman; E. S. Kinsey, general chairman and Edgar Inlay of Lakota, publicity chairman; E. A. Schemel, audit chairman, and E. C. McMahon, advance gifts chairman. ' Prospect List Conunittee A, L. Brown, chairman of the ROYAL NEIGHBOR CONVENTION HERE LAST THURSDAY The district convention of Royal Neighbors here last Thursday brought more than. 100.delegates to the v cit£ The day's program was opened with prayer by the Rev. C. C. Richardson. C. A. Phillips, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, gave the address of welcome which waa responded to by Mrs. Florence Bridges, of Mapleton, state* supervisor- of the order. Mrs. C. B. Murtagh welcomed the delegates' on behalf of the local lodge and Mrs. Mabel Potter, of Spencer responded. \ The Program Two-piano solos were played by Barbara Haggard. Rosalie Swanson tap dapced, and Beverly Harvey sang two numbers and presented Mrs. Bridges and'Mrs. Potter:With rose corsages. Four candidates were given the degree work. The convention selected Estherville as the site for the meeting next year. Algona won half of \the mystery prize for having initiated the most members while the Osgood and Gruver camps each took one-fourth for sending the largest delegation and winning the quiz contest, respectively. Mrs. Hamilton, 'EstHer- ville, was the oldest member in attendance. She has reached four score years. Brother of Mrs. F. W. Dingley Dies Helen Dlngjey went to Chicago on Friday to join her mother, F. W. Dingley andhe.r sister, Mrs. W^ B, Nugent and son, Ding, of Oes Moines, who have been visiting In Illinois the past few weeks. While they were at SpriwgfieJd vm- Iting Mrs, DJngley's sister, Miss KUtty Cordipgley, tend brother, James Oordingley, the latter, wua stricken suddenly with a heart att tack and passed away. June 14. Surviving besides the .two sisters mentioned is '&*• brother, W, A. Cprdingley, circulation, manager pf - --- -,&nes Rpglaterl Mr* .,_ „ dl«4 twfc months ago. The Glngjgyg and Mrs, Nugent and son «re expected hornet today, Bob Selstrom Dies In Pearl Harbor Today, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Selstrom, Rockwell City, received a message from the Navy Department announcing the death of their son, Bob Selstrom, Jr., iw the naval hospital at Pearl Harbor, death resulting from, injuries received an an airplane crash Bome\Mh«re in the Coral Sea area on June 16. Bob, formerly an Algona boy, a graduate of the class of 1934, local high school, was with flhe flying division of the late Lexington, air carrier. His passing comes as a blow to his many friends and school- mates in, the city. Following is the telegram sent to his parcnte at Rockwell City today: Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Selstrom Rockwell City, Iowa The navy department deeply regrets to inform you that your son, Ensign Edward Robert Selstrom, Jr., U. S. naval reserves, died June 21, 1942, at naval hospital, Pearl Harbpr, as result of Bnjuries received In air plane crash June 16,1942. To prevent pos- . Bible aid to our enemies please do not divulge the name of his ship or station. Our sincerest sympathy is expressed to you in "*• your great sorrow. Any further information receivcU will be forwarded to you promptly. Remains will lie Interred temporarily |iji locality where death occurred. (Signed) Rear Admiral Randan Jacobs . Chief of naval personnel. the' following appointments in I the various communities: Klrby SraWi, Burt; Edward 'Boyken, TJtonka; Dr. Jas. A. Mueller, Fenton; Dave Carpenter Ledyard; I. E; Wortman, Lakota; E. N. Jensen, Lone Rock; Irvin Chapman, LuVerne; Ray Smith, Swea City; R. C. Bauer, Wesley; Dr. H. E. Woodward, Whlttemore; Carl Vohs, West Bend; Frank Park, .Bancroft; G. D. Brundage and Harry Godden, Algona. This committee is to mark the prospect list in each community and to,provide for contact on the morning of the drive, July 23.' Majors 1» be Selected E. S. Kinsey, Antone Johnson, A, 'E. Lauritzen *nd Joe Lowe will call hi towns in tha county and select a major who will have charge of the drive In his particular district. Usually a breakfast Is held and at which the program is laid out by the -major. It is the intention of the committee that only five men shall be assigned to each worker in the hopes that the drive will be finished that day. $1,800 in 1941 Drive The sum of $1,800 was the goal reached in 1941 by.the Friends of Scouting drive. It is hoped to do better this year because of the increase in scouting activities. Last year at this time there were 900 boy scouts In Prairie Gold; Area. This has been Increased to 1,400 so far this year, and the Increase in cub scouts has .risen from 20 a year ago to 300 irt"1942. Reding .. R Bancroft ,.....,. .................. -w, Creek 41 U 7 8- All a. Field Artillery. Week'* Weather Holds Below Normal Again temperatur^ enk and Lloyd Gerber. Diittons i , to Vi|lt with' n«»* 0| the hoys. returned to *&*»« Pity late Relatives ef Jojw " . ih^ afternoon. ~ ' tftrtr SJtb ftuwl-w* w«fl ttw meal ii* A wwm i? No Indian Day at Titonto Thi* Year TIE FOR FIRST BETWEEN ALGONA AND LONE ROCK With Lone Rock beating Titonka 4-1 and Algona taking Armstrong 9-4 those two teams, so- far undefeated Ttept their tie lead }n the Kossuth county baseball league. Other results were St, Joe took Wesley 2-1 and Bancroft shut out Two Clerks Robbed of Purses Monday Some time during the day, Monday, a purse belonging to Mrs. Merle Webster, employed in the S. & L. store, the purse being in a drawer back of the counter, was stolen. The purse contained about $25 in money • and some papers. The police were notified and are following up on th,e case. Later in "the day someone stole the pocket- toook belonging to Miss Fern Gisch, employed in- the Hawcott & Ogg store. It was taken from .back of the counter. Polica ' were notified and later the same day found the Gisch pocketbook, empty, in the rest room of the S. & L. store. Chief Art Moulds has his suspicions as \o the thief and is following up several clues covering the thefts. .-,'..: SENATOR BREEN TO SPEAK HERE SUNDAY, JULY 5 According to Secretary Earl Vincent, arrangements have been completed to have Senator Ed Br'een of Fort Dodge deliver an address at the fairgrounds on Sunday afternoon, July 5, at 2.30. Senator Breen, owner and manager of KVFD at Fort Dodge, an attorney, and former state senator from that district, is a speaker of note ; arrd ability. He ifl the democratic candidate for oongesa in the new sixth congressional district. Youth Gives Up Scouting to Join United States Navy BARNEY ERDMANN, 85, SUCCUMBS , TO HEART ATTACK Had Been Failing Past Three Years; Came here In 1899; Burial at St. Benedict Having suffered with heart trouble and been in failing health'the past three years, Barney A. Erd- marrn, 85, passed away at the horns of his daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Arndorfer, 5 miles southwest of Algona Saturday. He had been a resident of Kossuth since 1899 and enjoyed a wide acquaintance in this part of the county and his many friends regret his passing. Came Here in 1899 Born in Germany on Aug. 20, 1857, son of Anton -Erdmann, a tailor, he lived .in Germany until .,1885. ..ThatJyear .he married,Miss :BUiabeth : rVBrhholt, ^and'-the-same- year they came to the United Statos to make their'honie. It'Was in 1899 they came to Kossuth county and have lived here Mince. To them were born 11 children, eight of whom, with their mother, survive. They are Herman of Britt; Mrs. Joe Arndorfer, Algona; Mrs. John Stiles, Algona; Paul and Anton, both Marshalltown; Emil, of Newell, S. D.; Arthur, Norfolk, Neb.;-Mrs. Joe Stassen, Marshall, Minn. Burial at St Benedict Funeral services were held today, Tuesday, at St. Cecelia's church in charge of Father Mallinger at 9:30 and burial was in St. Benedict cemetery 'at 11 o'clock. The pallbearers we're Jim Reding, Nick EUchen, Matt Kapp, Emil StoffeV Louis Bode and Frank Eisenbarth. Patrol Leader Ray Vanderwerf. The Boy Scout Salute. Ray Vanderwerf, sorr of Mr; and Mrs. W. J. Vanderwerf, city, 17 last May 25, wanted to join the navy' and he applied •for admission in the recent mass enlistment: Because of lack of some history record he failed of acceptance. Then on Thursday, this was straightened out and his mother signed her consent. That afternoon Ray, with seven of his boy scout patrol present to bid him goodbye, boarded a bus for Des Moines and his ambition to serve Uncle Sam in the navy was realized. Ray was a member of Troop 31, Algona, and also a member of the sea scout unit here. During the two years scouting had held fascination for him he had advanced to a first class scout Sailor Vanderwerf. Saluting the Navy. Cut Courtesy Des Moines Register and was leader of Algonquin Patrol. He had also had charge of several hikes and advanced to the title of hikemaster. He was a boy who took scouting seriously and profited thereby morally and physically, through its teachings. Ray didn't ask for, nor expect, the navy to give him the moon with a ring around it, he was mainly interested in becoming a .part of the machine which will bring victory to his country and maintain freedom for its people. • He said he'd like to "learn to cook" while in the navy and that he'd been wanting to join the past year. And we predict that Ray will serve his country well and that he will come back a manly citizen, a credit to his home community and .country. •-.... MRS. A. SEYMOUR DIES IN CALIF. Heart Attack Fatal to Postmaster of Burt Monday Seemingly in her usual good health when she opened the post office at Burt Monday morning, Mrs. Maude M.' Hanna, postmaster in Burt, was taken suddenly ill with a heart'attack and passed away Monday evening at 7 o'clock at her'home- ' She was born near Burt Dec. 1, 1881, daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Hugh McDonald, pioneers in that section. Her schooling was hau in the country and In the Burt schools later attending Humboldt college and Highland Park college at Des Moines. She was married to Will P.- Hanna on Jan. 4, 1912, and the couple lived on a farm near Lone Rock until his death in 1918. They were the parents of one son, Charles, now a corporal with the naval air corps at Jacksonville, Florida. Following the death of her hilsband she moved back to Burt in 1934 was appointed' acting postmaster and the appointment was made permanent In 1935. Surviving her is the son, Charles, a step-son, Walter at Nora Springs; a brother, J. G. McDonald, Burt; and two sisters, Mrs. Elmer Nelson, Ames, and Mrs. R, F. Elvldge, Burt. ^Funeral services will be held from the Presbyterian church at Burt Thursday afternoon and interment Will be made in the Burt cemetery. Lotts Creek 2-9. Sunday results; R Algona Armstrong Long, Johnson and Rlngsdorf; Frerichs. Ajjderson and Vlgdai. St. Joe a Wesley H E3 4 4 442 ; Froelich and Municipal Band Program Thursday • The following numbers will be played by the municipal band on Thursday evening on the Bryant school grounds at 8:00 o'cl° c H- March— University of Chicago. ' Overture— Fountain of Youth. Popular— Tangerine and Selection— Merry Widow. Popular— Hi Neighbor. March— The Ambassador. Overtur^-ExcaUbur. iPopular-riSkylark. March— Brooks Chicago Marine Band;. ' • Raymond Dacken Car Ditdhed by Collision Near Home Saturday About midnight Saturday a near smash-up occurred on No. 18 about three and a half miles east of here when dem Elbert rammedlnto the Raymond Dacken car. It seems that both cars were going eastward. The Dacken car was driven by Floyd Nprte and with him were Mr, and Mrs. BUI Dacken and Oscar Foster. When Norte reached the PaoT ken place he turned left, intending to drive into the Pflcken yard. About the same time Rlhert, .following, tried to pass, evidently not having observed Nprte'a signal for a left turn. The Norte par with, fuflfii ,tP tumble i> into th* 4lt it #4 not t«m 0«*T were badly damaged, IfcHigl^ of the hit the _ Ma»on City AH^tari Mrs. Addie Seymour, former well known Kossuth county woman, died last week in San Diego, California, after a lingering illness of several months, the last few .of which were spent in a convalescing home. Funeral services were held Monday at the Benbough Mortuary in San Diego. Following cremation the ashes will be, brought to Eldora some time in July and laid to rest beside her husband who died a number of years ago. • Surviving are an adopted daughter, Ruth Seymour Johnson of San Diego, Calif., and a half -brother, Ruben Underwood, also of Calif. At the time of her death Mrs. Seymour was president of the Farmers and Drovers Bank at Lakota, where she and Mr. Seymour had spent a great deal of their active life. Some time after his death she with her mother, Mrs. Under-wood, moved to Algona and she lived here about ten years. She purchased the home now owned by 'H. W. Miller. For the past eight or ten years she has spent most of her time in San Diego, and previous-, ly had traveled back and forth for a period of nearly 25 years. She was always a welcome visitor in Algona, loved 'by all who knew her. MRS. DEVINE, OF LIVERMORE, DIED SATURDAY NIGHT 'Following a stroke from which she was bedfast for eight months, Mrs, Frank Devine, of Llverpiore, died at her home Saturday night. She had lived nearly her entire life in the vicinity of Livermore, She was born Jan. 8, 1667 and in 1890 was married to Frank Devine. He passed away March 14. 1928. Surviving are eight children, Mayme, Seattle, Wash,; Margaret, Emmet sburg; Sadie, Ogden, Utah; Elizabeth, Ljvermore; Ted, Chicago; Frank, Sioux City; Leon, at home, and Bernadine, Bradgate, Funeral services were held from Sacred Heart church today (Tues* dajy), tFatthe? Dubigg offici With burial in Moqnt Calvary etery, Zerf a*« Named to New Federal Land Bank Position JP? Sfc'ftWS WW rece pgy an &&socl&t6 znamuzer of WSf- T^W*r**^w Wf^P'WJSt^f ^~ the Wsderal l^and B#nfc of Omaha's farm credit board- The n«w or* to be elective July 1, is • VTreiti jpT ^W*§W w^wjiflBsfi " RW to provide teetler teaa wr* farmer*. Wr. ?terfas« Bancroft 'f o| Iowa, «ne of in tills «^i, He hefn fmpjWffd by p*pa#ltleii. Mr. ^ Whittemore Man, W. Ostwald, Bound Over On DesertiojA Charge Upon inf< DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS TO i iCK DELEGATES Former Party to Send 32 and Latter 22 to State Conventions at Des Moines Next Month •Friday of this week will be a gala lay for those of republicans and democrats who take a deep Interest In political activities when,dele- ates from %Very precinct in the "presenting both parfles, n this city. If every dele- elected in the recent primary oomes to attend the convention here will be several hundred here* Demo State Convention July 10 The democrats will meet at the court house at 10 o'clock. Friday 'orenoon. The main business of the convention will be to select 22 dele- ates'*to attend the party": state convention at Des Moines on Friday, July 10th. Following the ad- ournment of the convention the county centrafl committee!, .wiljh. newly-elected members from the various precincts, will meet to or- anlze for the ensuing two years. At present M. H. McEnroe is ttfo county chairman. G. O. P. State} Convention July 17 The republican ''delegates to that party convention will meet Friday 'oreraoon at 10 o'clock in the Leion hall. The main, business 6f :hat convention will be to select 32 delegates to the republican state convention to be held in Des Moines Triday, July 17. At this conven- ;ion, also, delegates will be select- ed to attend the judicial district convention to be held at Emmetsburg on July 2. At EmmetsbUrg delegates Will be selected to attenjl ;he state judicial doavenjUon "at Sioux City, July 26.' Following ad- lournment of 'the convention Friday the county central committee will meet to organize. The present county chairman, Hi White; has resigned and is now with the armed forces of the country. was ! br6ught?, before ; Justifi C.-H. OBtwiijkle, Algona, and given a hearing on charges of non-support and desertion of his family, a wife, and three children-; He .was bound over to the September term of court and his bond fixed at $1,000 by the justice. This he was unable to furnish and he was lodged in the county jail to await setting arid trial by the court. Verne Scobba Starts Serving Sentence •Following the court sentencing him to flye years in the penitentiary at Anamosa' for -grand larceny, Verne Scobba, Algona, was . taken to.--the 'reformatory Saturday by Sheriff Art Cogley to begin serving the sentence. Scobba..,had pleaded guilty to taking $50 from Noble Crouch Monday night of last week. , ;....- . . ..... W. H. Sharp Addresses Rotary Club Monday . , the Jayceesan!! Kossuth of the Physical Fitness^ Committee;^ addressed tHe- local' Rotary club at - r the Monday noon lun-cheon. He , gave figures as to the rejection of draftees in U. S. service because of lack of physical fitness and showed that the condition was an alarming one in this country. Physical fitness groups, under diraction of civil defense committees are setting up - organizationl^ r ih"''Uie" 'different communities to provide instruction and toward-increaslng m,- ness from; a physical standpoint. Hen dwelt partlcularly-..<m the lack of ~ ability to swim of sonw-BO.per cent/. of our young people and that, only" ten pet cent of those in armedH service ; could take care of themselves hi the water in an emergency. He suggested .that it -would" be a fine work for service clubs and local groups to provide 'means for those of the youngsters unable 10 take advantage of learning £o swim. . , ..'.... / '13 '$ •J" •>, Jfi Lexington Survivor Vmts Mother and Relatives Hefe When the -Lexington, aircraft carrier, was sunk in the Coral Sea engagement with the Japs, on May 9 this year, two Kossuth boys were among those saved before the ship sank to her final rest. Ed C. Heller, tson at Mrs. Fred Bieratedt, Whlttemore, seaman in the engine room of the. Lexington, and Bob Sellstrom, airplane pilot, are the two boys. Heller 6 Tears in Navy Ed Heller is serving his sixth year in the U. S. Navy, The first, three and a half years were served on the U. S. Cruiser Richmond and the latter two are fired, we sort of take it. as' just one of those things. And then, too, we don't have time' to bother much about: things except to see that our job at our stations is taken care of.' Sure, there would have been plenty nervousness and,even 'fright, had the attack occurred within the first week of our shipping on the carrier, but you get used to a lot of things -in two yeans, and especially do .you get .hardened to conditions and circumstances when you're on your toes expecting something any minute," Has 18-Day Leave Ed told of the rescue of per .cent of the 2900 on board Qf Ihpw the survivor^ were taken tp Pearl Harbor and those Injured given ho«n<*««*«-' tion, while the i?at came on to San, Diego, crew was given leave of 19 to 15 days and he decided^ take a trip to the old home tow* and to vfcjij **'" '" mother and slaters at more and here. *~ •w>f— Tf **W*l f*5** "F* at ' - *X Wb

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