The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 21, 1942 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, July 21, 1942
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WM. FUEASTENAU, LOm CREEK, PJBSES JULY 16TH Was Bom and Boated There; Surged by a Wife and Five Child, feti; Funeral Sunday /Following falling health extending' over flve years, Wm. Fiierste- iiau, highly respected and prominent young farmer of Letts Creek, passed away at Kossuth hospital Thursday. He has been a sufferer from Uddgklna disease several years and Had made many trips to Rochester, Minn,, for X-ray treatments. Ill Spite of arid during his Illness-he Capably managed his farm work until His final Illness about flye •Weefts slilce. On June 26th he entered the local hospital, but was removed to the Rochester hospital •Where he 1 received treatment, until July lith when he was returned here, and passed away on July 16.;,. Bom in. Lotto Greek Wm. Martin Hehnubh FuerstenaU Was, born In Lotts Creek March 2, . Ura, the son c-f Rev. and Mrs. M. SPuerstenau. He was baptized and confirmed by his father and attended school there. Following confirmation he studied in Concordia College, St. Paul, and later also studied at Northwestern College, Wat> ertown, Wisconsin. Upon return- Ing to • Lotts. Creek HP . followed farming.. In/October, 1921, he was united In marriage to Theresa Radi"" and to. this union flMo children were born, ipaul, ReubenJ-Robert, Eugenu And Ruth. ; ; '\ttankm Held Sunday . Surviving' deceased are his Wife and five children, his father, Rev M. 'Fuerstenau of Watertowri, Wis., one sister/Mrs. Wm. Schmiel and one torqher,"Arthur, tooth of Lotta -.' Creek,,,.. . '•'''" . (Final services were held from Immanuel Lutheran church at Lotts Creek Sunday, where 1 deceased had been a life-long member. Rev. Dis, cher, of Whlttemore, had charge of the services. Pallbearers were Walter Behnke, Edwin iLieb, William Meyer, Hugo Faulstlch, Otto Ruhn- he and Art Rusch. Interment was In the Lotts Creek cemetery. Former Algona Mayor Transports Fighters Established 1865 ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, JULY 21,1942 8 Pages VOL, 77.—NO. 29 TRACTOR INJURES M'ARTHUR GIRL, 2 'First Lieutenant Leighton V Misbach, reserve officer, called ' ' to the colors July 15, 1941, was a visitor here Wednesday, Juiy 15, just a year since he left Algona. He Is stationed at Fort SnelUng and he has charge .of the train transport of troops to . the various camps over the country. He had just returned from Spartanburg, South Carolina, where he delivered a tmln- loaS of troops from the fort. Mrs. Misbach lives hi St. Paul, close "to Fort Snelllhg,' Leigh-, ton will be remembered as a • former mayor of Algona. Two Algonans Take Red Cross Work at Ma*on City Two Days • • Mr*, fr. (E. Kent and Mrs. L, G. Baker went to Mason City (today) *o attend a two-day school of In- strUfttion for 'bandage work for the •Red Cross. Upon completion' of this course the women will Instruct classes throughout the county in bandage work. Get the Big Ones, Artl •Chief of'Police Art Moulds is taking his vacation this weeX a,nd next; Cecil -McGlrcnifl is taking over his duties during the vacation, Art plans to get In some fishing, and we wish him luck. EAGLE BADGE TO MART SCHEMEL, ALGONA SCOUT Badges Distributed to 23 JBoy Scouts at Court of Honor Here on Friday Night Mart Schemel. son of Mr. and Mrs. EJ. A. Scheme) of Algdiia, received the hlgnest award made in scouting the eagle scout rank, Friday night at a Kossuth District Court 'of Honor held In connection with "Hero's Day" on the library lawn at 8:00 o'clock. W. 3H. Rbckey, adyan6ement chairman for Kossuth district, presided and the following were mem^ bers of the courts A. T- firlngltf, district chairman of scouting in Enr- met district, and commander of the 8th district American Legion; Joe Lowe, finance chairman of Kossuth district; Antone Johnson, Kossuth district ^chairman; A. E. Laurltzen Prairie Gold Area Council Commissioner; C. A. Phillips, secretary Chamber of Commerce; Milton Norton, former finance chairman of Kossuth; John Kohlhaas, commander American Legion in Algona; Earl Sprague, scoutmaster of Troop tfo. 29; Louis Reilly, Lone Rock Scoutmaster and Richard Forbes, Havelock, Camp Nit-Ta-Ton director. , Nine Tenderfoot Badges The following boys were invested as tenderfoot scouts In the ceremony conducted by Troop No. 29 of Algona under the direction; -of Scoutmaster•'Earl Sprague: Jim Holmes, Woody Bowman r Bill St. Glair, Bobby Padgett, Fred Sehoby, Clark Phillips, Howard Stephenson, Fred -Hutzell of Algona and Keith Stott. of Titonka. The badges were presented by' C. A. Phillips. Second class badges were pfresent- ed to.<fim Johnston, George 'Pollard, John Johnston and Boyd Grair- zow, Donald Budlong, Gerald Bonacker, Wm. Ward, Jr., William Boyken, Howard Stott, Wallace Johnston, Richard Downs and Irvin Rippentrop of Titonka, by John Kohlhaas. Norton Presents Eagle Badge -Merit "badges dn'music, bwd study, chemistry, cooking, camping, scholarship .and^remanship were^pres* "enteS%to Mart Schemel by A* T. Bringle. ' - •' ' Milton Norton, who has been active In scouting for the past 25 years, presented Mrs. Schemel with Mart's eagle 'badge and she in turn pinned it on Mart. Mart then pinned a miniature eagle badge on his mother. Both Mr. and Mrs. Schemel were called to the platform during the ceremony. Nine Receive Certificates Antone Johnson presented training certificates to 12 men who completed scoutmaster's training course held last winter. Joe' Uowe gave a talk in commemoration of the .boys that are n the armed forces from Kossuth county and drawlng.attenUon to the value;of,8coiitworK"in placing boys In service to, our country. Chet George closed the Court of Honor with the scoutmaster's benediction.- •^•'•'•->'• + - , • Jim Murtagh Transferred to North Carolina Field Our Flyers "Have Got What It Takes" Says Miss Kain, R. N. MARKETS I Heavy uuwners, •wr**"' »•'••• 14.UQ Heavy butchers, «0^ T ' WJj Paqkjnf sows! 8WMQP,,...! W.BO Canne F»t y Stools Veal calves , ci Putters •••-"•"•" a nised com .... -"*'"'"'*-''"'"*''-"-" 4 -- ,.«..,.. V ..M... B ..... 47* Hetis, ever Hens, 4 under ., totflye Bond and Stamp Sales American Hero Day Good While no reports had been filed by merchants of the bond and stamp sales in the local stores on" American Hero Day, Chairman Herman Barker announces that sales by those institutions so far reporting and iby the 4-H'Girls and Boy Scouts on the streets had proved .very satisfactory. The liquor store led in the sale of bonds with $1,075 that day and $63.25 worth of stamps were sold. , Total Bonds $1608.75 Added to the liquor store sales the Boy Scouts sold $200 worth of bonds,'the Chamber of Commerce $375 worth, the Agona merce $375 worth, the Algona Upper Des Moines $1S.75. In stamps the 4-H Girls sold $5.75, stamps, the 4-H Girls sold $56.75, the Boy Scouts $72.00,.. the Chamber of Commerce >$26.00 and the Upper Des Moines ($10. The sales for the day so far reported, were bonds $1,668.75 and stamps $228.00. Home from Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas, where he had been stationed four months, Jim Murtagh, son of Mr; and Mrs. C. B. Murtagh, city, enjoyed a three days' furlough with relatives and his many friends. And army life evidently agrees, with Jim as he looked fine and felt fine. 1 To Be Prompted Jim was promoted to sergeant shortly after his entry in •the service. Ntow he is about —Upper Des Moines Flash Photo to take an officers' training course in- an officers' candidate school at Camp Davis, Wilmington, North Carolina. He left for his new assignment last Tuesday. The / regiment with which he has .been connected Is one of anti-aircraft artillery and search light operation. His training, however, will be one to cover all phases of officer ranking In the service and his promotion will be to that of first lieutenant upon completion of the five months' training course. JOHNSON BESTS LUEDTKE IN HOT PITCHING DUE Algona jChalks JIp Another Shut-out While Local Pitcher Whiffs 17 Batters Sunday . Algona should have something to talk about with some feeling of pride if they will look over the record of their baseball team. In last Sunday's game with Lotts Creek, their most feared rival, they downed that tough aggregation in a pitcher's battle, 5 to 0. which went eleven innings.' .Johnson, local pitcher, who pitched a no-hitter a week ago against Bancroft, again came through with a shut-out to best Luedtke,. ace of the Creekers, who weakened in the eleventh Inning and allowed the locals to. combine five hits'and two walks good for five runs and the game. In shutting out his opponents Johnson struck out 17. • With the Japanese'now In control of Attu and Kiska in the Aleutian Islands and upon which they are establishing bases it is the opinion of Miss Mary Kain. recently returned from Dutch Harbor, that Jap bombs will be dropped on our west* ern coaflt line, mayhap-much sooner than we expect. Having baen within range of the Jap bombers in Dutch Harbor last June 3 and 4, Miss 'Kain feels the more war-minded than dp we at home here, and there is no wishful .thinking about her analysis as to future intentions of our enemy. At Dutch Harbor 8 MontJis Miss Kain has been a nurse in the hospital at Dutch Harbor since last November. Alarge navy base Is.belpg erected there. - Some 1200 civilians are empUyed on the jpb. After the Pearl Harbor Incident December ajl of the women and ties resulting were 44 dead and 49 injured. There was no panic, no hysterical reaction, people just 'became more firm and determined in doing" their various jobs. Blackouts have been the order ever since December 7th. ! Islands Are Non-Productive ' rrhe Aleutian Islands are- all of volcanic origin and stretch through the northern Pacific ocean some 1200 miles, about 600 miles west 'Of the Alaskan mainland. The winter tern perature is definitely cold, while the summer temperatures run around 08 normally high. Continuously, however, there is a high wind, 60 to 65 miles the year around, There are no trees, and only green is the tundra grass which thrives there, Flyers "Have What It Takes" Miss Kain was high in her praise and admiration for the • American •boys stationed at the air field in Dutch Harbor. With ships in the air continually, various Hinds and sizes, patrolling a/jd harassing the Jap bases and activities, (he flyers, all youngsters, come in with a song on their lips, enthused In their work, though ships come In crippled and With crews hurt and wauled, after a rest away they go again, and Miss Kajn/ says "oup 'boys have • ' It takes." Ka4n daughter of Mr?. John Kain, Qreefe tawJWWp ( Hit? wga fcgrn ft> KflWHtfe pouftty, uated. fjjom Algona Wjfc ggtogi and jM .atryed.'a) ,,,fi HBwvMtM ftr, ,._nursed tb>t apS we, ... t inyer, l*$ s«in?Dfr $£ _ »ttJs»n4ta" tite *? One Run in 29 Innings • Up to the final inning each pitcher had allowed just three hits in cne of the finest pitching duels scon in these parts this year. Just to remind the Algona fans that we have something, our own Mr. Johnson has allowed just one run in the last 29 innings, he has pitched, and not to .forget -credit .due .his mates, they,have made only threetihisplaya in. these 29 innings' and this de-. serves some.praise and support front the folks In Algoni. No pitcher can win ball games with out runs from his team and this was the downfall of Luedtke, a pitcher that is respected by every team in this league, with plenty of stuff and fine control. Algona Continues to Lead .The Grays continue to top the Kossuth League with only one loss and now stand an excellent chance to -finish the season as champions of the league, They have three home games with Titonka, Armstrong and Lone Rock and are now assured of being in the play-off series. . Algona Ab R Nelson, ss 3. 1 Watts, 2b -4 1 Devine, 3b 5 1 Ringsdorf, "c Kajewski, cf 5 Long, Ib »5 Wlnkel, If •* Leek, If ; 1 Hargreaves, rf '• 6 Johnson, p • 5 41 5 8 lotto Creek Ab R H Baas, ib :....::.;:5 0 0 Schulte, 3b >..<.-•* • . 0 1 Meyer, cf -5 0 1 Wichtendahl, c ...;.'.....; 4 01 Luedtke, p........; .....3 0 0 Kuecker, If , 3 0 Q Wittkoff, ss :..;,.».»'. i .0- 0 4 00 Prletoe, 2b „ Valentine, rf , ........4 01 36 0 4 Algona — 000000 000 0 6—5 Lotts C. — 0000000000 0—0 Sunday Results R H E Wesley -7 2 1 Lone Rock .-6 8 a Froellch, Johnson, Wopdbury and Halllgan; Keucker and. Godfredson. . Bancroft -o 9 Titonka ? •••'•—• »-- 0 -* Steir and Schneider; Batt, Batt and Batt. ' _ Algona .;..;.:,..;..» »., -N-P Lotts Greek ,.....,,.......,.,.....,..0 Johnson and Ringsdorf; ke and Wichtendahl. (S,t Joe -. • -46 Armstrong 3 ThNges and Bedding! Jfi 3 8 Strum Frlricbs, dal, Felke and Vlg i RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL, WAIVES HEARING JSL w&*lteif?fw fo &&-& ,,5-i -,\*^a.\ - v %«?^ -^.tt .>.;-,, ;y r '* -.t ,„ ,&&&£$>.{*• .,- * &&/§? £f' «% A *J* rr '• . ,*•„ Chris Reefer w«s jniur, extent (taTto WM taken Fighter Assigned to North Carolina' Stanley Russell Sands, f son, of Mary K Sands, Algona. was visiting with his mother' here the past week. Stanley is attached to the 77th Flighting Squadron at Spartansburg, South Carolina, where'he-was recently transferred after hav- Jng completed training in radio at Scott Field, Illinois. He en- listed from Algona last December 30th. . J. T. Flynn, F. B. I., Will Talk to Kiwahis At Thursday Meeting At the Thursday noon meeting of the Kiwanie club John T. Flynn, member of the F. B. I., Des Moines, will be the guest speaker. He will discuss civil defense problems and the meeting will be open to any citizen who would like to attend. Reservations should be made with C. A. Phillips by Wednesday noon. Frazee to Texas Doug Frazee, former clerk at the Gamble store, who has been located at Camp Crowder, Mo., for some time, has been transferred to Camp Barkley, Texas, and reported for duty there Monday. Algona Boy on Way to Dutch Harbor „„„.. _,-„„ Wade Pad, gett, son of Mr. and, Mrs. B, I* Padgett, Algona, graduated from +h« Navy PteF Aviation School, ipago, June 2fl, b,«j was the i bib to a class of 240. Ac" to ft letter received by ffee8»iMWon,W«w»y .„„ a||»t to p«t?|» Hartepr, Ajajps, by WE' «l S^n i-Tanpiaw, and Seattle. $$ vWtec} w|ft his father patient at #W VPtWfi jpital in Knoxvilte »»4 tog, and Ws mother ° ra> " ' 'M^^raiti '.If — o , • *• mr • iri UNION TOWNSHIP Patoofcc Magazine'Flag RABY y,^ ^ Display Creates Interest •r^rojjg j^p Considerable interest has been manifested during the past two weeks, over the display of magazine flag covers in the Chris- cnllles Store show windows, a picture of which appears above. 'Fathered by the National Publishers Association, the idea of dedicating covers of issues on sale the Fourth of July to reproductions of the Stars and Stripes, was carried out by about 500 publications. The unified patriotic gesture at this particular time is designed to serve, in the words of the National Publishers Association, "as a special reminder to the people, of everything that the flag has meant and must continue to mean—of everything Am- ericaiis have at stake." • In recognition of the publishing industry's action, the United States Flag Association last week awarded to the cover of the (House and Garden Magazine, the Cross of Honor and the Patriotic Service Cross. ] It is interesting in this same connection; that the National Publishers Association started • working on the idea in April, 1941, over a. year ago. The Chrlschilles Store got its idea from diplays in many of the metropolitan store windows and at last reports had about 250 covers from both weekly, monthly, national and trade magazfae. After the first more commonly circulated publications were placed on exhibition, the store offered 5c for each cover not shown in the windows. This brought a large number of otherwise unobtainble magazines, such as trade organs and church and lodge publications. The covers are neatly mounted on wall-board panels and will form a permanent collection to be shown at some' future date Ida E. Larson Wins First With "We Must Fight to Win; , Without, Within." Those are the "Fighting Words" submitted by Mrs. Ida E. Larson, Swea City,, in the American Heroes Day Fighting Words Contest, and which gave her first award, $10 in war stamps. Second went to Mrs. W. A. Ladendorf, Algona.' She received $5 in war stamps for "You Must Stand Behind the Man Behind the Gun." Mrs. Richard Wegener, LuVerne, received third, S3 in war stamps for submitting "Let's Get Off 'De-Fence' and on the Road to Victory." -Other winners were Ruth Arndorfer, Bancroft, Mrs. Louis Lowman, (Fentoari; Mrs. J. W. Johnson, Corwith; Katherine Bode, Algona; Lesfer Wlllson, Algona, and Mrs. Chris Olson, Algona. Heroes Day Program The program for American Heroes Day was started' with several selections by the Algona 'Municipal Band. A platform had been erected In front of the Chrlstensen store. This was equipped with a. loud speaker system. C. A Phillips, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, following the band numbers, introduced John Kohlhaas, commander ef the local American Legion Post, and he in turn introduced Art Bringle, Es.thervill*, Legion commander in the eighth district. Mr. BHngle gave a patriotic address, abjy delivered and informative and educational about the war conditions which now face us. He was followed by Luke Miller, Burt, vice disr trict commander of the Legion who also delivered a very interesting address. Following the speakers the band played "God Bless America" and the crowd joined in singing the chorus. Athletic Events Secretary PhilUps next called foj athletic events and races, eight of them, and all confined to competition among boys and girls. The first was a milk drinking contest Oout of a'bottle equipped with a nipple) and' In this there were 1? entries, boys and girls under 10. Raymond Gold, Hplen Graham, and Patricia Ann Jones took first, second and third, in war stamps, The twys' free-for'aJl 40-yard dash was won by ©don Duncan, Carroll Lashbrook and Norman Engstrojn, first, having been roped off between Thorington and Moore streets. Boys' Photos ' ' In the Haggard & Peterson build- Ing display window a large board had been set up and upon which were attached some 350 snap shots and photos of Kossuth boys now in the armed services of the United States. This display attracted great interest. There was no program provided for the afternoon. In the evening a Scout Court of Honor was held on the city library lawn. That program .will be found in another column of this issue. 571 YOUTHS ARE REGISTERED IN JUNE 30 DRAFT The local draft board met yesterday and assigned serial number to the registrants in the fifth selective service registration which was held June 30. The new serial number Will begin with-1, prefixed by "N". The boy born on Jan. 1, 1922, will be given No. N-l, and consecutive UP to the youngest registrant. In case of two boys being;b>rn on the sarfte day, the name will be numbered alphabetically, that is, were Anderson and Johnson born on the same date Anderson, will be given the first number and Johnson the next, and so on. The order number assigned to the latest registrants will •be in the 11 thousands and will follow the final number assigned to the lowest man in the February registration. Father of Little Tot Backs Machine, Not Knowing; of Her Presence; One Wheel Over Chest When 'Derwood L. McArthur, living on the Pi A. McArthur homestead 9% miles northwest of here in Union township, drove the tractor with a binder behind it into the yard Monday forenoon about 11 o'clock, his little 2-year-old daughter scampered to'the- tractor' evidently intending to get a 'ride With her daddy. She approached-from the side, unknown to her . father; and he started to back the tractor. The little one fell'under one • of the big' wheels and this '.parsed over her chest, her father's: first knowledge of her presence being her scream. Rushed to Hospital The tractor was stopped T and the child picked up by the grief-stricken parents and rushed tb the KQS- suth hospital. Dr. Cretzmeyer,'attending physician, found five', ribs- broken and a puncture in .the right lung.- Immediate aid was, given and Wjnlle-the injuries are Se'fidUs ifcwas; thought the little one might recoyer- proTfiding complications .don'ta-'Jjet in. .She.was.resting fairly easy late: ,n--jche, afternoon. 'T*' ' Baby of 'the Family •Rachel Is the baby of-'the Derwood McArthur family and Was two years, old just two weeks ^ago, "Sunday, July 12. An older brother,-'Reuben*, 5, is the other -child:; "He''is staying with his grandparents; ;Mr. and "Mrs. P. A. McArt&ttT, 118 S. Heckart street, city, ...Rachel; just, prior to the mishap was playing; about the yard. Her mother wasj hanging up a washing nearby and' the little tot escaped the former's; watchful eye for a few moments,, long enough to toddle' to the machine and to fall victim t'o the hor-, rible accident. Had the tractor wheels been equipped with lugs she no doubt would have been killed instantly. , . > < KT " 1 Ttfr-^Wj»-r«.! .. / A T f.'fi Naval Am^CMTpt Frank Sehoby son of Mr. and MrsvS C. R. Sehoby, Riverda^e township; is visiting with his parents" on a'Wo weeks' furlough. ,O» July llth at Corpus Cbrtstl, Texas, 1 he was grad-- uated following a flying course, Following his furlough here he Is to report at San Diego f6r further technical training after whish he gets his ship. Following his graduation he Ja listed as an ensign, Frank enlisted with the navy a year ago In June and since December has been in training for fly* Ing. , ' |Jim Bishop, a, sot) of Mr, and Mrs. A. A, Bishop, city, is also located at Corpus Chrlstl and will receive " " tlflcate there m ign Sehoby In- form'ed the Upper Des Moines. second and third. all girls' 40<ywd In the free-forr dash Katherine Richardson, Gerajdine Pelisek and. EVa^ices May stamps. and . the defense Four teams were entered in the ai»4 the team to win II*** $|fl Of _ Sijhenck and pdon Duncan. the gjrts 1 yeisy tfee first; tew» Viola arftbwu, B^tty Jane Nichols, Hats Off to the Fine Women Who Woik In the legion Auxiliary lHats off to 105 of Algona's fine womeji, members of the I'ocal unit of the American Legion Auxiliary, for the oustanding program, of help- fu} service they have completsd during the past year. Without a blare of trumpets, quietly 'but pur- posefuUy, );hese women have through one year reached out a helping hand to the Jess fortunate, have extended helpful service to (institutions, to funds, to, organizations and groups. gHftiJ Wftift *yS&'"!*? .to «l III th^ early eaujpalgn for the sale Otter Help to If e«dy >id?0n of wojlf In ejghfc families, aided; one tonBilec|gmy per on needy child! Hospitalized in present war taKen care pf; pur* chased (material -for 14 d

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