The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 8, 1942 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, September 8, 1942
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W msi onteii, j ST. JOE SHUTS OUT ALGONA IN LEAGUE PUY-OFF THURS. Fomer team fakes game With a score of 2-0, &* tone Hack; A. Pijjfc* era' Battle All the Way What proved to be deoUlvely a, pitchers' battle proved a losing one. for the Algona boys ^hen St. Joe took Algona Z-0 In a .play-off game on Lone Hoolt's diamond Thursday. St. Joe scored the first run in the ninth. Algona threatened somewhat In the fifth With Hie baaes full and only one out .but Nelson popped a Short one And Watts struck out. Thilgds for St. Joe struck out ten and "Long for Algona 11 batters. Algona Atf R Watts, 2b , • ••* °. Devine, 3b f 0 •Nelson, ss •>•« 4 0 Rlngsdorf, c 4 0 of *.. ; 0 Established 1865 ...A ...A ALGOKA, IOWA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 1942 8 Pages VOL. 71. FRENCH, GRANZOW NAMED TO BOARD Maurice Michel Arrive* Here From Ireland '• Wfhkel, If Watts,; 2b""»:I-!ll.. ••••'•* St. vJbc Ab tteding, c 4 0 J. Thilges If 4 " Baker, ss 4 Shriner, 3b 4 Patterson, rf »3 N. Thilges, p 3 Plathe, 2b 1 " McGuire, Ib 3 0 Thul, of —..-3 0 St. Joe Batting Average Shriner,^. 392 Baker 328 Reding' , 271 Pattterspn 286 McGuire 220 J. Thilges 217 Thul' ;............... J 9 * N. .Thilges 18.3 Plathe ; « V 142 Bormann .'. 65 Geo. Hamilton Visits Boyhood Home Our old friend, George Hamilton spent the Week end-visiting old Algona. friends, a"nd was a guest at the home of his nephew, Harold Hiitchins. George was one of Air gOna's we^ known young men 1 25 years ago.- He,moved to DesrMoines and for twenty-some, years was the Chamber of Commerce convention secretary. During the years/of his service .he was credited with.secur- ing many national conventions and ,was a,factor in .the booming of the ' capital city.""George"Is'now connected with the United Travelers Insurance Association in their Des Moines "off ice. He and his wife are now living alone after raising a family of four children who are married and gone. George says his' brother, John, a former well known Algona business man, is living,,.at ..Ontario, California John's son, Harold, is the proprietor of the Hamilton Hatchery at Bancroft. Maurice Michel arrived In Algona, Monday evening for A surprise visit with his mother, Mrs. A. E. Michel, after being with the armed forces in Ireland several months. Maurice left Ireland about August 23 and Is being transferred to Camp Eustls, Virginia, for officers' training. There were perhaps 1,000 others returned on the same boat with him, some of them candidates for officers' training, some casual; ties and technicians. Maurice win be here about a week. JAYCEIS TO MAKE SCRAP AND RUBBER DRIVE IN ALGONA Merle Pratt Heads Committee to Contact Every Home in Algona Week of Sept. 14 (With a "kick-off" breakfast at 7:80 Monday morning, Sept. 14, the Jaycees will open a drive to collect every pound of scrap rubber and scrap iron in Algona. A committee 'has been appointed, ' headed by Merle Pratt, chairman, John Haggard, Dr. C. C. Shterk, Ray Funk, Ray Henry, BMiI Barry, Jr., and Bill Sharp, president of the Jaycees. It Is the intention of the Jaycees to contact every resident and to check every 'garret attic, basement, etc., ire every house in the. city,- where permitted so to do, and make a survey and purchase every pound of scrap rubber and every pound of scrap iron in Algona. Wffl Work from Plat According to Chairman Pratt, members of the chamber will be as- I signed to certain blocks, certain 1 districts, outlined upon plat cards. When a home is visited it is checked upon the plat card and in this manner a check Will show any home that may have been missed. Other organizations and oiubs will be asked to help in the drive so that the :horoughness may be complete. Scales and Phillips, Hawcott Bound to Federal Grand Jury Dakota Boy Receives Service Award from English Governm't . Raymond Johnson on De^oyer in Pacific DR.J.J.DAVIES, FT. DODGE, SPEAKS IN ALGONA TODAY The Algona District Conference of the Methodist church is being held at Call State park here today with a good attendance. The day's program will be opened with a p'ray- er service led by Rev. K. K. Whitney. At 10:30 the general business session wi>'l be held, including roll call, minutes of the previous ses- yion, introduction of, delegates, and •Twas on the day that Japan shot us 1n the back, Deb; 7, 1941, that 'Raymond EL 'Johnson, Algona, "son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Johnson, completed his naval training under Uncle Sam and thus stood ready - his share fn battling the enemy. Raymond enlisted in the navy at Spencer on October 16, 1941. He was sent to the Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan, where he completed a course as machln- 1st. He was graduated there on April 29, 1942, and since then has been assigned to a destroyer on the Pacific, He is now rated as seaman first class or fireman second class. When in port he serves as engineer on a whale boat and when moored works In navy machine shops, HU address is U. S. S Zandsowne, Fleet, P, O., San Fran Cisco, California. On Monday, Sept 21st, every available city and county truck, as well as trucks of private residents and firms, will gather the scrap as designated by the committee in the city. Each truck will be equipped with scales and. payment' wi;l be made when .the scrap is picked institutions'^ -within"-s-'s the church such as District World Ser- viee,1 District Missionary Secretary district.religious education, and lay activities program. "''' Dinner at 11:30 •From 11:30 till 1:30 committee meetings will be held and the time be) spent in recreation and fellowship and .with a picnic dinner. At 1:30 devotions will foe led by Rev. T.'B'. Collins,after which committee reports will be made and completion of business of the conference closed. At 3 o'clock Dr. J. J. Davies, superintendent of the Fort Dodge district will make an Inspirational address and at four o'clock'adjournment will be had. Attending^the conference today are minift$irs of jthe district, church school, superintendents, district ste- ' "ay -leaders, district officers up, except where the scrap is donated. In the case of anyone wishing to donate this should 'be indicated by calling phone 107 and giving location. Any other information wanted concerning the drive will be given by calling 170. Free Theater Passes On Saturday, September 19 and 26, anyone bringing in five pounds of rubber or 15 pounds of scrap iron, will be given a pass to the CaM theater good on those two days. It is the intention of the Jaycees to make this drive a successful sone-^rom-a standpoint of poundage, attd tonnage and- they are asking for the cooperation of every Algona citizen in picking up all of Algona's 'rubber scrap and iron scrap in this campaign. "Resolved: That we express to to Clarence A. Phillips and George Hawcott our complete confidence In (their honesty and Integrity and our firm belief that all collections received or expended, of money in the Kossuth county rationing office were received and mafic solely In an honest effort to' render 100 per cent efficiency to the federal (government and the people of Kossuth county." When the F. B. I. arrested Clarence Phillips, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, and George Hawcott, Burt, membens of the local rationing board, i Thursday night, charged them with extortion following complaints of three girl clerks, and whisked them to Fort Dodge and lodged themiin- jail to await hearing in federal :court, ten directors of the Chamber of Commerce met and adopted the above resolution of confidence. And, generally, it is felt ttiat the citizens of Algona and Kossuth concur wholeheartedly in that resolution. Rationing J,ob a Headache •It is generally agreed that the job of serving on the rationing board is a headache in every sense of the word. With not; one cent of ipay the .board members have put in many hours daily since the organization of the board, have had to contend with operating without funds to cover the 101 incidental expenses to be met almost dai''y, It is a thankless job and one which taxes the utmost patience of any man. ; A Big Job Here Because of the a'rea of this county the administration of sugar rp.- tionin*, particularly, developed into a big job in Kossuth. Since May 4 when the sugar rationing program was set up here the local board has functioned without funds, and at times emphatically short of help because of this lack, in a manner Take on Another Clerk The Work became too much for one clerk and the board engaged Miss Winifred Plum, city, a'!so with the understanding that she consider it a $50 or $60 job rather than $105 per month and that the other money be used to hire more help and aid in covering expense. So, the board had two $105 per month girls who were willing to work at a salary commensurate with the type of work to be done. However, the rationing became more, and more heavy and the board found that two girls could not do the work. Another girl, Miss Marjorie Drayton, city, was hired, and under the same understanding as was had With the other two girls. From time to time increases were made in the personnel and the clerks took care of the job and kept the continuous lines of waiting applicants down to' a minimum. Fourteen Employed During the busy months of sum mer while sugar rationing was on here were employed at various imes when rationing was at its peak, eleven other clerks and, Mr 'hiulips says, it was to these tha he so-called "kick-back" salaries were paid. Those who worked a imes during this period were: Marylea Dearchs, WPA Phyllis Sandberg, WPA - iBulie Orton, WPA (Marylea Dearchs was taken off the, job by the WPA officials be cause of her age, 'too young). Mildred Ryther .... Lois ColweM 1 Margaret Miller •Eleanor LaBarre Shirley Voyles Alfreda Lehman ' Maxine Dailey Verona Haag The state price administration office or the government had made no provisions to pay these employes, and yet they were necessary to of thelS^S. C. S..district lay leaders .and^awqcia^tesi district counselors of 'adult, youth .Intermediate and children's work. i F. W. Rates Local Committee High • According to a , letter received by B. J. Van Ness city, the department of iowai V. F, W., holds the Algona cadet committee In high regard. The local.committee helps applicants for aviation cadet entry to properly fill out papers, etc. Max Van Horn, adjutant, state V. F, W., writes: "Allow me to say in passing that it Is a pleasure to receive applications and papers as carefully .made out as those which come 'from your committee, I also desire to state that the aviation cadet committee of Post 8541 rates mighty high for the percentage of recruits based on. per capita of population as 'compared with the entire state of Iowa." Justice Court Grinds In Week The court Pf Justice of the Peace 5 Chas. pstwlnkle was ,a rather pn e ..the #asfe week with nine ..r~ - - w . ^ on good behavior, * SfcrJ Henry Stelnman, -Aj&ona, was picked up ~ >tembor tiff by ifti&trQlmaii Olark ' 1ft driving while' W^;J4W**iSW to <JwsH6 e . ^m%J^Wm wa»v«d prel... .fcearfpt jw«>a« fecund pye.r .to Which: even drawn fayorab'e comment from the state price ad. Honing of 'J of the ab1e~ fiins e board in the ration DEMOCRAT WOMEN OF6TH DISTRICT HOLD MEET HERE When Mrs. Mary Cole Dalton, 6fh district committee chairwoman, called a meeting of democratic women in the north eight counties of the district to be held there last Thursday afternoon 160 registered, each of the county being weW represented. Following the one o'clock uncheori Mrs. Cole, presiding, introduced Frank Murray, Buffalo Center, candidate for secretary of agriculture; Miss Mary Fagan, of Casey, 'candidate 'for secretary of state; Lester Gillette, Fostorla, candidate for lieutenant-governor, and Ed Breen, Fort Dodge, candidate tor congress In the sixth. Breen, Gillette Speak Chas. Murtagh, AOgona, chairman of the sixth, made a short talk in appreciation of the excellent showing made by the women registrants. He also introduced Mrs. Mary Kel : leher, Fort Dodge, former chairwoman of the district, and now the national commltteewoman, Lester Gillette made an excellent talk on the farm program and the farm problems, emphasizing that until the democrats took over In 1933 the farmer had never 'been recognized nor had a voice In shaping his own economic position. Ife felt that the farm vote this year would be important and thftf w« rk ew should see to It that it was gotten out on election day. Senator Breeir made » fine address, dwelling qn the patriotic angle of a congress of the pountry that to T>uU4 for a permanent world, peace the next com gress must be made HP of men wfto hftcl vlslpn and courage ,to <back up the 'building of that peace so that freedom of the peoples might fee forever maintained. Miss Patricia McEnroe gave a plftnp number, "Rustle of Spring," by Qrleg, much enjoyed by the gathering, « Afternoon Mecftpg Following £he luncheon Ing of sugar that the two board members met up,with trouble he cause of a technical violation - o: red tape concerning the pay of clerks. Sugar Rationed Swiftly The board so functioned that the sugar rationing problems were tak en care of in a satisfactory manner and the hundreds upon hundreds o cases were disposed of without in converriencing the applicants. To do this there was much help need ed. And the government provided -' - '' for thi PhiJlIps early in the rationing program Mis Doris Paetz, cityi Who .had helpec some in the Chamber Office, worke about three weeks- without pay Then when the government ofteret to put on a clerk at $1260 per year the board gave the job to Mis Paetz. By no stretch of imagin ation could the job be considered in the $100 per month class. No special preparation toJdo the work, some typing and filing being the bulk of effort needed. only .so. much of funds help. According to Mr. ed to telephone their families but ivere denied the .privilege of telephoning an attorney. Assuming iiat they were criminals of the rst water the F. B. I. agents wiMsked them to Fort Dodge and odged thafm in jail. Much Publicity According to the story as printed the Des Moines Register, probably turned in and set in type before the two board members hid been lodged in jail, the F. B. I. had made a "killing." And the two F. B. I agents who made the arrest neared Gestapo methods in their treatment of the prisoners. After they had been searched and even their lead pencils taken' from them the marshal in Fort Dodge turned them over to the turnkey with the remark, "Here are two birds for you. They were denied telephoning to of properly cover all' of the phases of rationing so that the citizens could get their quota of sugar. Had the board tried to keep up the work with only thre,e 'thejre.are hundreds of kdssuth p'eople.wfio'Jrtrpuld still 'be stand.lng;,In /line,, fpr ^eir quota^ Came Dissatisfaction In the meantime the three original clerks who were working for less than their checks from the government covered grew dissatisfied. They disregarded the understanding they had with the board when they were employed and they complained to a representative of the state office of .price administration. Immediately this office took it for granted that there was 1 thieving and skulduggery going on and instead of investigating out of the state office they called iir the F B. I. Investigated Is said that for a week friends or to attorneys. It was not until the next day, Friday afternoon that they were permitted to call for help. Out on $1,000 Bail Mr. Phillips was heard that afternoon and entered a plea of not guilty. He was bound over to the federal grand jury in $1,000 bonds and Mr. Hawcott was released in the same amount of bonds but his hearing was cai'Jed for the next day, Saturday.' He too, however, pleaded not guilty and was bound over to the November session " f the federal grand jury. Girls Make No Statement iA representative of the Upper Des Moines visited the rationing board offices Monday asking whether Misses Paetz, Drayton and Plum cared to make a statement as to their side of the caae. They stated :hey had nothing to say about the matter, that the Des Moines Register had set out their stand in the case. A Thankless Job At best the job of serving on the rationing board is a thankless one The board has covered the entire county, every town, has spent hout upon hours in the service, has giv It or A Kossuth county boy, Merle (Heeltland, Lakota, .serving in the United States navy, has received a service award from the English government in recognition for bravery in the Coral Sea battle, and has been enrolled as a member of the "Royal Navy." His service award pin is now in the possession of a happy and proud mother at iLakota. Merle enlisted in the navy through the Fort Dodge station- on May 1, 1939. He is, a seaman iflrst class on the U. S. S. Chicago with, the fleet somewhere on the Pacific. He saw action in the Pearl Harbor battle as well as. in the Coral Sea fight. A son of Mr. and Mrs. John Heetland, Lakota, Merle was born and 'raised in that town and is a graduate of the high school there. 1SUCCEED HAWCOTT AND PHILLIPS TO RATIONING JOB Both Men Residents of Algona; Recommended 4 By Kossuth Civittatt . Defense Council Following (he removal of Clarence Phillips and George Hawcott, rationing board members, to Fott Dodge Thursday night, Fred Kent, chairman of the Kossuth County Civilian t>efense Council, cabled a meeting of that'groUp Friday mottling to recommend successors to Mr. Phlllip's-arid Mr. Hawcott. The council iff made up of Fred Kent, Joe Lynch, Mel Falkenhainer, til Algona, Mrs. Mary Woodward, of Whittemore, Or. J. T, Waite, of Fenton, and Wilfred Carlson of Swea City. Recommend Algotut Men The. council 'ntenibers submitted the names of a dozen men upon which discussion was madfr and then? selected out of those names were Albert Granzow, 507 South Woos ter, and W. P. French, 210 South Wooster, Algona. *The recommendations were forwarded' to the state office , of price administration in Des Moines Friday. Until th£ state office O. K.'s the jselectlori of ^ho two men there is vacancy of two members on the _, local rationing board. In the' 1 meantime G. A. Aifaerson, (executive' . secretary.^pf Mason City, a'rtfred in djiy morning.un'drhas e office until'emTjers over.. ' {the (Algona ffiefrds received word Irom Melvin Miner Iaj5tlweek<tha%*e-^9a been made a, corporal at Fort-l^eon_ ___ ,. _.^ Jf IjjB, r^ v L . . J < ._» _ HJ_*_ _ _«- more the F. B. il. agents "investigated" by getting statements from the dissatisfied clerks. Then, on Thursday, the F. 'B. I. landed in force on the local rationing board The afternoon was spent'in check- Ing records and further interviewing the clerks. About 8:30 in the evening (Thursday) Mr. Phii'Iips and Mr. Hawcott were declared to be under arrest. They were permit- an'dl efflcient admihistration,nnO''one has had to wait for his or her sugar and each member has used his own car, bought his own gasoline, to cover about 400 mi'les of travel in the interest of good service on the board. A Technical Violation Seemingly it has, been the aim of the board members to conduc the rationing problems in Kossuth county on a purely economy basis This has been done, but at whnt a cost to the two members. The general concensus of opinion concerning the whole matter is that Mr. Phillips and Mr. Hawcott, in trying to get the job done with the least possible cost to the taxpayers and to the government technically violated a price admlnisratlon rule or regulation but that there was no Intent to defraud either the clerks or'the government., fPhe fact that the three clerks became dissatifled with the arrangements tinder which they worked and that they took their dissatisfaction to -headquarters, without attempting' a settlement with the board, brought the situation to a head. KOSSUTH PASTORS DISCUSS COUNTY BIBLE SCHOOLS Rev. C. C. Richardson led a discussion on the daily vacation union Bible school movement at the regular meeting of the Kossuth County Ministerial. Union.,in the library ' *—'"-" ,Ttn ( . iflfllV- Jtw-cnarnauii:gnvc «*,»«i,ei.v" Of the city-wide union school held here in August and which was con-* sidered xjuite successful. The members present discussed the'possibility of a county-wide movement whereby aM the churches would have a school on the same date and conclude the. same with a parade. Bibles «or Service! Men It was decided to present the needs for New Testaments for all Konsuth county men leaving for the service. Besides churches, the Ministerial Union gratefully accepted a gift from the American Le-: gion Auxiliary for this cause. The devotional program was led by Rev/ Jackman of Burt, who spoke on the theme, "Measure your problems." meeting led by Rev. F. C, Volzktv there were ten members and 1 'B' l yis<6 Itor present. which i» a inorale unit. ';MelvlnJBe- cently spent" a.'furlough, of severs* days ift Algona with his mother and friends. , - •- ' • Lieut-Col. Nauda^i > 4 Visits Mother Heirc , [owa Children's Home Tag Sale Nets Sum or$154.19 Saturday At the close of the tag sale hejd here on Saturday In the interest of the Iowa .Children's Home Society, Mrs, B. C. MdMahon, who had charge of the undertaking, repor.tB that $164.19 was collected and thdt Joan Stebrltz was entitled to the first prize having secured $11.60. The second prize was won by Helen Graham, who had $9.86. The third winner, Shirtey Bowman, had $t^9. The other workers were made happy with movie passes. The sponsors are grateful to those who helped so faithfully and to every one who contributed in any way toward the success of the oc; casion, FATHER OF TWO ALGONA MEN •peter Mscheld, father of Henry and, Aloyslw Pschfid of Algona, KOSSUTH POST VFW TO SPONSOR ROLL CALL BOARD Would Erect Board in Algona Containing Names of Kossuth Men and Women in Service According to Adjutant H. S. Montgomery, Kossuth County Post No. 2841' Veterans of Foreign Wars, a county roll call board Is being sponsored by the post. The board will contain the names of all men and women of Kossuth county in the service of Unrfe Sam during the second world war. The board will be erected in some conspicuous location in Algona. The committee In charge of the project Is made up pf Fred Plumb, Jens Spr- ensen, Wilbur Zeigler and H. S. Montgomery. Other patriotic organizations will be asked to co-operate In this worthy work and con your ,• power not At the business Joe Lowe Takes Exam For Artillery Service Joe Lowe; local attorney, and member of the State Conservation Commission, took his physical examination in the army headquarters at Des Moines last Thursday, He is a veteran of the first world war and following the armistice he continued on the reserve officers' list as second lieutenant In the coast artillery. His'commission was' restored recently when he appMed for active service; hence the examination Friday. He may raot^ however, be called for many months, If at all, though the army .stands ready to accept his services if needed. While, in Des Moines he enjoyed a visit! with his law partner, Bob Harrington, now serving In the armed services. Mrs. ftev. Martin Landed the Big One Rev. and Mrs. D. R. Martin carim home last week from a' two weeks' vacation trip together . with ';thelr daughter, Mrs. M. M. Raub and her husband of Austin, Minnesota; The most of the time was spent at Black Duck in northern Minnesota, fishing. The Reverend 'Is, a veteran fisherman and has fished in many of the Minnesota lakes, as -well as in Canada. The fishing this year at Black Duck was very : good and many strings of wall-eyed pike were .taken, with the honors going to Mrs, Martin for catching- the largest. The party drove up into Canada, but could not go far, as they were only allowed 16 gallons of gas by the rationing system gorensens to Fargo Car Collision South of Town on Friday A 1949 Chevrolet driven by Sam H. Klassie of Renwick, and a 1928 Ford driven by Athol Richard James collided on highway }69 about a mile south of the cjty Friday eve- ftlr. and Airs. Ben Sorensen and son, Ben, Jr., spent the week epq in Algona with their daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Brandow. The Sorensens were enroute to their new home in Fargo, N. t>, where Ben will manage a new* ly opened drug store. They have been living at Waterloo the past leaving Algona and ' drug vear, Ben has been 'managing ft store there, ', n6w of• were' vlsiang?iw*th>the mother 1 , Mrs.iW.^N' renewing old .frien recently. A veteran of Nlaudain was 'elevftted to ! ;4he rank of lieutenant-colonel three years ago. In February of tbif year he was called to the color* and la . now serving at vtSe •University of Florida, B&ta- bridge, a military executive officer teaching chemdcal warfare. He took two -weeks training at Purdue University and made the trip to Algona from that place. (During, the part 10 years 'Lieut.-Col. Naijdain baa been, te»C>ing ^cheiijil8try,<ila South, <!aroliBa; A^QBner*Al- •gona,boy''; l he vlsits'lrfs mother ' »n4! W8 <j>rpH»er, V. V. 3tf»»» tlla^^' every, year , during the -, summer. •"-"'—" " , ji- Licenses HJwes, of Waterloo awl Fern H.='Ste.ven, of 'Algona, aod Bernard Brlggs and Henrietta Wer* J< person, both of Algols, toofc o»t ' marriage fflcenses at office during the past the clerk'* Humboldt Youth Jailed FoiBn tact may be made made with men held, an organization session , , CarrpJJ following a ten. weeks' ill Both, cars were go- the proems »n4 the in the wsA taWves of ness due to complications of o« tion of the project appropriate ded- The damage to the Ford icatory ceremonies will be held, wag estimated at flQ with the dam* age to the Chevrolet jset at a, much higher Anurt though, the owner would, not guew »t a 4«§nlte sum. age. , A retired farmer and business W an, Mjr. ISiscbe Id had, Uved to pr« V |4e tn e*«h precinct wi ties To out Ow-v«t J «B Lieutenant Bishop Jowa, fo? 9V«r se.ven.ty years .. o? that time fie was engaged T»lfci to At the Rotarian meeting Above Normal for Wk. of If* and Mr,, A, 4- a, and who. has, d, hla win**, Wked on aaro fad. ;atherman, the flne*tkind tas mjw^ BHIW St » 5 LriM mii wWh.!?:

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