The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 6, 1942 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, October 6, 1942
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Pa««ed Away at fuceofl, Arizona, Following a tfear 'a Illness; Survived By Close Relatives (Following if year's Illness the last' month of which had been- spent at Tucadirt, Arizona, Mrs. Ralph CJreen- wood, 44, passed away In that city Wednesday of last week. The re-" mains, were brought td Algona and funeral services were held from the Methodist church Monday afternoon with Rev. N. A. Price In charge and Interment In Rlvervlew .cemetery. ; ; ' Born Nell Donson Deceased was -the former 'Nell Danson 1 , daughter of the late Mr. and 'Mrs. .Warren C. Danson, prominent pioneer residents of this city, born January 11, 1898. ,Her girlhood days were spent here and she was a graduate of the Algona high school. Following her marriage to Ralph Greenwood, then a county engineer in Fremont county, they lived for many years at Sidney. Mr. Greenwood has been employed in . Chicago for some time. . I She is survived by her husband and two sisters, Mrs. Wm. Scholten of Spirit Lake, and 'Mrs'. L. W. Fox, cf.ty; and two brothers, Robert J. Danson, Sullivan, Mo., and Capt. Paul A. Danson, Fort McClellan, Alabama. : WOMEN URGED TO HELP ON RED CROSS DRESSINGS . Women are 'urgently needed at the Red Cross work room in the . H. Holmes building formerly occupied by Arlp's Grill, to make sur" " ical dressings for the armed forces. Igona has a quota of 60,000 surgi- dressiirgs to make in the next months. Mrs. F. E. Kent and a. L. G. Bakker are in charge of "work. ' ....'• you can spend a -few Hours week working on the band-' -,,.„.«,-._- ; it will be greatly appreciated. SftiSsThe room is open five days a week, »*«f|Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, p Thursday and Friday afternoons I beginning at 1:16. It is also open on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings beginning at seven. Orders from Red Cross headquarters request -that workers bring a clean house dress with them and change to it upon arrival at the work room. They also ask that workers bring something to cover the!* hair and a hand towel. fThe Junior Chamber of Commerce is contributing $50 toward the heating of the Red Cross work room this winter. The money was raised by the Junior Chamber's Scrap drive in Algona from the scrap that was donated to them. T. H. Holmes is furnishing the use Established 1865 ALftOHAy IOWA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1942 SCRAP DRIVE CELEBRATION OCT. 12TH *1 Gather 1316 Phonograph Records For Boys In Uncle Sam's Forces Residing left to right, Mrs. Ted Larson, Mrs. Ernst Thiel, Mrs. Henry Becker and Mrs. Wm. Dau. Assuming that each record shown in the above picture was originally bought for 50c, that means a total of $658 had been spent for the 1316 records which were being made ready for shipment last Monday night at Legion hall and when the picture 'was taken. The records are old •Ones, collected since August 1st in Algona and vicinity by the American Legion and the local Legion Auxiliary. The drive was a part of one the national Legion and the quota was set at 37,500,000. They were shipped to Chicago and there Will be recast and new ones made free by high ranking musicians and singers. Kay Keyser heads this group. Boy Scouts assisted fn the local collection of records. Mrs. .Larson suggests that if anyone has been missed in the drive if they will call her she will have the records picked up, or they may be left at the local express office. of the building. »*< J V "rtfr. Osteopathic Doctors Of North Iowa to Banquet Here Wed'day IDr. H. G. Swanson, Wtehita, Kansas, former dean of the Kirksville, College of Osteopathy and Surgery, will be the principal speaker at a-banquet to be held at the Algona Hotel tomorrow (Wednesday) evening. A large number of osteopathic physicians and their guests from northern Iowa are expected to attend the local function which is in the nature of a nation-wide observance, of the 60th anniversary of osteopathic education.' Contributions of osteopathic educational institutions, hospitals and -the'profession generally,to the public health will be highlights at the banquet. Dr. Sherman Meyer, city, wMl be in charge of tl\e program. 2 CARS DAMAGED IN COLLISION AND SPILL ON FRIDAY 'A '42 Chevrolet belonging to Geo. Heyer and being driven by Alfred Heyer, 16, of Ledyard, and a 1933 Chevrolet owned by Myrl Jobnsc-n 1 Inductees Must Turn fin Sugar Books Attention of inductees is called to 'the fajt that it Is -required by law [; that tney turn their sugar ration t books into the Selective. Service [Board or the War Price and Ra' tionlntr Board when they go into 'the service. The'responsibMity of | turning in the sugar ration book lies with the; Induptee. : . .; i.. Each inductee is asked to turn this book into Selective Service board I when he reports before'leaving, If I he is "rejected he can call for the |book at the War Price and Ration : board off.'«e|iin the Haggard & f Peterson building. ^ Kossuth County Farm ( Sells for $135 an Acre Lawrence -Schumacher, of Armstrong, has'purchased the Knudsen V& acre farm located i mile east ami 2 miles sputh of Armstrong, pay- Ing fl^S. per acre. The farm U operated, by Harvey Knudsen and Mr Schumacher wtM assume possession W, J»QUS», Al collision iFMday afternoon When the -Johnson car rammed into the rear of the Heyer .car about three miles south of Ledyard. It Seems that the Heyer car came Into the hf.ghway from the farm without stopping and the Johnson car rammed Into the Heyer car with an estimated damage of $125 to the former and $15 to the latter car. Both boys have school driving permits only. Kenneth Fraser, driving a Plymouth on the south county road about one-half mile south of the county farm Friday night at 9:30 lost control of the car and went into the ditoh with the/ car turning over and be.'-ng 'badly '-wrecked. Mr. Fraser was unhurt. Mrs. F. Pierce Loses Brother in Britain Roland Silvers, of Webster City, was one o~f the first contingent which was sent overseas service in England. He is -the son of Mrs. Nellie SHvers, and a brother of Mrs. Floyd Pierce, Algona. On every occasion as to birthdays he always wired his mother at Webster City.'Thursday was the anniversary of the mother-find -aMelegram-'canie^from" Britain. When she opened the message it was .from the war department announcing the death of her son and that a letter would follow. Word arrived here Saturday morning informing Mrs. Pierce of the death of her brother. .be company, reports' the salp [MARKETS * * .wops asy butPbfrs, »vy butchers,JJKN8QP 40Q-45Q and cutters ..,„.., "*•**•">• t fflHHIr'T'aWflf k»'"V»^S8 Truck Case Takes Up Monday in Court 'Following the discharge of the pettt jury for the September term Monday Judge Stillman heard a case which involved, the ownership of a truck. H. C. Connor, of Fairmont, Minn., was the plaintiff C. W. Hayward of Blue Earth, Minn., was the defendant. It seems that Connor sold the truck to one Burton Butler, of Winnebago, Minn., who later defaulted on the contract and the possession of the truck was made in Stevens, this county, but Connors got the truck on a writ of replevin from Hayward and later the Fftst National Bank' at Winnebago took the truck 'from hint under a prior mortgage and the battle Monday was as to who did the truck belong to. Six attorneys. represented the litlgan-ts, H. A. Edman of Fairmont, and Linnan & Lynch of Algona for Connor and Rex Putnam, Blue Earth, Minn., 'and John Mitchell of Fort 'Podge for Hayward, whije Leo Selfert of Fair- onnot, represented Butler, Petit Jury, Excused Monday for Term Perhaps the present September term of court bas been the lightest tha.t has be'en experience^ for nj'any years, Jtfpt Pne case. waj» tried before a jury during the present ses- Former Algonans Have Part in "The Messiah" at Ft. Dodge The fourteenth annual presentation of "The Messiah" by the choral union, (Fort Dodge, will be gJven in the high school audltprlum in that city at 8 p, m on Sunday, December •7th. Taking, part in the presentation are two former Algonans, Dan and Mrs. Jensen. They have-been Jensen, former band instructor here members of the choral union the past five years. FIRE PREVENTION WEEK OBSERVED IN ALGONA HOMES Chief Ralph Elbert Offers Co-operation of Loca' Fire Company to Aid in Prevention Check-up Fire prevention week, national in scope, is being observed this week Oct. 4 to 40, inclusive. Local civ^-c groups and especially the Algorra fire company are making efforts to make surveys and check-ups on the many angles in business places anc homes which tend to prevent fires: Fire Chief Ralph Elbert announces that calls on local firemen for help In proper checking of fire' hazards In homes will be gladly answered and the co-operation given. Seventeen City Calls During the period from January 1 to October 2, the local fire ( company has been called out 17 times in the city and has responded to eight country calls. The damage, while not extensive in but one or two cases reached a total of $745.00. This, of course, does not include the Plum Creek elevator which was burned to the ground. The majority of the fires were held to a minimum by the prompt arrival of the fire, company. ' 1942 Fire Calls January and June evened up with five fire calls each. In the ten months the company answered the following calls: January—Carlisle Becker, Seefeldt farm, highway truck blaze, Swift & Co., Joe Boh- ten; (February—Harry Ricklefs fa,rm, Champlin Service Station; March—Floyd Gregory, G. L. Vohs, H. B. Stephenson; April—(Plum Creek elevator, Long Farm, Nick Maharas; May—Chas. Culbertson, L ouis Kranjtz; June—Mhinllner cafe, Dr. McCorkle, Joe Krieps, Lyle Johnson, Hank's Barber Shop; July—Tr.'-pp & Son farm, Earl Bowman; August-John Ulfers, Matt Amfahr; October—Coffee Shop. There were no fire'calls durlvrg the month of September. Owen Made Corporal Word was received in Algona Mon- day'that Carol Owen had been-made a corporal in the"U. Smarmy."Carol, who was formerly employed at the local National Tea store, has been in the army since last May, going first' to Camp Robinson at Little Rock, Arkansas. He Is now located at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He is a grandson of Mrs. I* M. Owen, former Algonan, now of Des Moines. Wesley Lions Club to Sponsor Blood Plasma ' "WesleyrTh1e~Llons"club 'met Wednesday noon at the Wesley cafe. J. P. Studer .talked Briefly on corres- londing with service men. Mem- )ers of (the club plan to write to lo.- cal boys in the service. Addresses of the service men should be left with .L. L. Lease, Lael Root, Paul ''laherly and Julius Studer. .The club is sponsoring the local ilood plasma collection drive. Every member has signified his willingness to donate blood. In the near uture the public will be asked to sign for it. U. E. Marco and Geo. Hogan were guests. The next meeting will be Wednesday, October 14th,. Governor Wilson Here Thursday Algona is to be honored on Thursday evening, October 8, by the presence of a distinguished cit'-zen of Iowa, our present governor, Geo. A. Wilson. Gov. Wilson is now a candidate for the seat in the senate now occupied by Clyde Herring, who has served with credit for the Four Algonans Win In Guessing Contest past six years. The republicans lave arranged a dinner at the Algona Hotel in honor of Gov. Wilion. Republicans throughout the :ounty have been invited to attend ;his dinner. D. C. Hutchison, coun- ;y chairman, requests that anyone fanning to attend the dinner, no- ;lfy him immediately for reserva- ions. Following the dinner, which >eg.'ns at eight o'clock, there will be a short program. Gov. Wilson, who is credited with making Iowa i good governor for the past two :erms, is now a candidate for the United States Senate. He will be a welcome visitor to Algona. It may be an indication that Algona guessers are better guessers than those living outside of the city because the first four winners in the Saturday football guessing contest were from Algona. Or it may be that they have followed the grid activites of the different teams and sort of know how they are to play the game and what they mny 3o to an opponent. At any rate ;here was much interest in the contest judging by the numerous returns turned in Saturday noon- Joe Bloom Takes First First place in Saturday's contest goes to Joe Bloom, Algona, who wins i $3 cred!-t award at the James Drug store. He had a score of 77 error points. Second place award of a $2 credit goes to C. W. Nicoti- in who got his card at the Smoke Shop. He had 81 error points. W. A. Hall, 715 S. Harlan, had 86 error points and so gets a year's subscription- to this paper. -Fourth place went to "Chris" Chrischilles with 90 error points, hence he will be burdened wtth another six months subscription to this great family journal. The latter two also were guessers at the Smoke Shop.. Guesses were made by people from Britt, Whittemore, Lone Rock, Bancroft and one from Blmore, Minn:, as well as other neighboring communities. J. M. Blanchard, Lone Rock merchant, didn't do so hot with his guess but he said he hoped to improve later in the season. Paul Sampson, Algona, Route 2, came within a point of getting in on the prizes and he's going to check closer on the gridsters from now on. On the Mourners' Bench we find Howard Black, Don Engstrom and Betty Ann Devine with scores Which hung right at the bottom. Evenly Divided Returns The cards returned were quite evenly d.'.vided between the merchants participating In the contest. And the number of returns were highly satisfactory considering that there Was world 'series basieball game on the same day which attracted the attention of many of the sports lovers. With the world series out of the way we predict a double return in the football guessing conteSt' for next {Saturday's game. The merchants participating and where you may get cards' are Barry's Recreation, Barker's Drugs, Kohlhaas hardware, James Drug Store, Zender's and the Smoke Shop. Glerk Issues Two Licenses in Week The weekly record in the sales of marriage licenses seems to remain normal, with the usual two being taken out each week. jLicenses were appl.'-ed for by Everett Leonard Stevens and 'Doris Alberta Genrich, both of Sexton, and Albert E. Baker and Fern Kindschuh, both of Osage. Sewing Machines Needed The Red Cross sewing room at the Legion hall is :>n need of two sewing machines. If you have a machine which you are willing to donate for Red Cross use, call Mrs. T. L. Larson. > OSTW1NKLE FENTONMAN$25 FOR FIGHTING Z"faeriry."wt~SchuIter Fentoh," filed nformation against Wm. -A. Horse-, man, Fenton. charging him with assault and battery on September 4th. On October 1st Sheriff Art Cogley 'brought Horseman to Al- ;ona and he appeared in Jusf.ce C. H. Ostwinkle's court where he ilead guilty to the charges and was ined $25 and $11.35 costs. $15 of tie fine were suspended and Horseman paid the balance. iFriday, October 2. Patrolman Clark brought Claude Ford, driving a gasoline truck, to Ostwinkle's court and charged him with speeding on the public highways. Ford was -fined $25 and $2.50 costs. Jens Sorensen Feels Scrap Drive in Union Township a Success (Union: -Jens Sorensen and his helpers are working diligently on the scrap iron drive for Union. A large number of farmers here have hauled their own scrap to the market. Other farmers have purchased as high as $1000 in'bonds and did not report it when the canvas was made and records compiled. We are willing to wager the results will be staggering and over the top. Union is always ahead and Jens' shirt, we are sure, will turn to blue again,' BOND AND STAMP SALES AT LIQUOR STORE UP GRADE September Sales Top August by More Than $3,000; Algona Still High in State's 700 Stores Topping their August sales by more than $3500 the Algona liquor store boys sold during September a total of $16,408 worth of bonds and stamps. (This beats the July sales by almost $9,000 the Independence month reaching only '$7*963 'HoW'- ever, the sales have increased steadily month by month since first started last December 15th. With but one exception the local store has topped all the other stores in the State in bond and stamp sal is. This Is a real record, too, when it is considered that several cities have more than one store and many other towns are much larger than Algona. September 1 Big Day (The big day for the month of September was the first when $10,600 worth of bonds were sold. The 12th was the big day for stamps with a total sales of $233.25. The total sales of stamps and bonds since December 15, 1941, has reached $67,079.75. It is a record of which the liquor store personnel may ;well be proud. Bob Jasperson Likes Kossuth and Iowa Best About six years ago Bob Jasperson, resident of Kossuth all his life, moved h.'a family to California and took over at Glendale an ice cream route within Los Angeles and Glendale. However, the urge to farm in good old Iowa and especially in Kossuth county wouldn't down with Bob so several weeks ago ne loaded up his truck with the family's household goods and brought them to Algona, storing them here, while he looked about to find a farm he could operate next year. He has been staying here, with his s'a- ter, Mrs.'•'•- H. B. -McCorkle ana: with his brother, Elmer Jasperson at Buffalo^Center..'.Within, the next. 'NOT A SLACKER IN THE LOT. ~ 3 WW1? quite •% cases have been disposed of, Ja.w, equity wid. probate, the most of them ;were elthej? settled, out of court pf b^rd before Judge St|U- Wan by iwres?is«Jfe Ttof petit jury was caUed &y T»M4ay, S>pt9Wl>«r 29, and excused until Monday, Octq- bjr fc «»4 ttierf tolws np cases pn fte dpeket Judp» eyihnan excused the imy | 9? the ^ip fc EVEN POTATOES GROW VICTORY EMBLEMS IN 1942 Not to i;* outdone by the corn crop in growing Victory emblems the potato crop is bringing out some interesting samples this year. Louis Thoreson brought in a potato Saturday, grown on the farm operated by his sons, Cecil and Orville, near Swea City, The specimen Is in the form of a perfect "V" and it is an individual potato, not two grown together. It is of the Pitch Blue yar-'ety, used extensively for sal- California and, being at a premium out there, he will easily d.'apose; of them and after which he will bring h'a wife and three children and return to Kossuth to make his home. GALA DAY TO BE OBSERVED AS SCRAP COMES IN WAAC Will Speak; £ar- atfe and Horse Show in the Evening; Ceremonies Over Scrap Cannon Beginning yesterday morning the workers in the different organizations whfch are putting on the Intensive scrap drive in the six township area started to make the flr«t survey for scrap in their assigned! areas. Jens Sorensen's workers of V. F. W,, worked in Union township; Gene Murtagh and hfs bun-h of Rotarians took up the search in Plum Creek township; Mrs. D. t>. Monlux, for the United Service Women, was making surveys fn Irvlajj- ton township; Eugene Hood, beading the Jaycee group searched in Cresco township; in RIverdale township H. W. Miller and the Klwao- ians made the survey while the west half of Sherman township andl the east half of'Garfield township." under direction of RalphJWUIer and his'American Legion buddies were, searched fpr_scrap. ,, • An" All Week Search To intensify the search and to get into the out-of-the-way places on farms the local public schools will take part on Wednesday. Superintendent Laing anri*bun^es,that on Wednesday afternoon high rfcBool will be dismissed and the Ixjys, numbering about 35 to. each of the s'-x townships, will make a survey on farms in the area. Members of the seven sponsoring groups will furnish transportation and the boys will make an .intensive search, for scrap in gullies, along creeks,' in fields, fence corners, every avail* able spot where a bit of w*-re ,or scrap may have been long ago forgotten by the. owners. The Girls, Too, to Work .The girls of the high school will also take a part in the drive by making a check-up and continued survey in Algona, covering such homes as may have been overlooked in the recent drive by the Jaycees. The collection of the. scrap) ' through this survey wjljjie gathered'. ads. Potato Crop Good The Thoreson boys are the largest growers of potatoes In Kossuth county. They had eighty acres this year and are about finished with harvesting them. Over 28,000 bushels were grown. A potato flight attacked the field this summer, but with seven or eight applications of spray the crop was saved- The bflght is reported the worst Jn 25 years, according to Mr. Thoreson. The blight la in the form of a dust which is blown from field to field and at times, especially in Minnesota, is a serious menace to the growers. SORENSENSTOPS IN WASTE FATS DRIVE IN COUNTY According to the War Production Board the*, fat salvage program is still In low gear over the country and fats salvage'chairmen are being urged',to, get the program more definitely before -the public. The quota for Iowa is 750,000 pounds per month. So far this has not been reached and largely because the average housewife' does not. appreciate the value .and importance of salvaging fats. Waste cooking fats are used in the production of glyr cerine and synthetic resins, iboth of which are used in paints, as well as gun powders and dynamite and the need for these products are becoming greater every day of the war, ' 'Locally the Sorensen Grocery has collected the most in pounds of fat salvage in this county and the west half of Palo Alto county. Dick Sorensen' announces that 600 pounds of fats have been brought to the store and that the response has been largely due to contacting customers and asking them for cooperation lu getting in the fats and greases. Meat markets pay 4c per pound for fats salvage. Dick Sorensen is the local fats salvage chairman. On next Monday' the colldq the scrap resulting tromtijm of the week .win be mrtBrSpecial programs and 'eventt^^H be .provided to.make'th^Kjr of a rather celebrating JJatropl^on completing; the drive,At noon the local program win be opened when a member of. the W. A. A. C., Des Moinra, will' address the Rotarians at Hotel •Algona and io which Algona citi-. zens are cordially Invited., In the afternoon at 2:30 the same speak-, er will make an address at the high school auditorium to'the wo-, men's organizations of the'county. This program will be in charge of. Mrs. Ted Larson of the, L*gioi} Auxiliary and Mrs. D. D. Monlnx of the Kossuth /U. a W. of A., An ex- '' hibit" of the work being done by these organizations and p the Red Cross will also be on display. . / •«"i JBtV frp#ty w« according to ] $**»&' i?' iptejnfeer ga V .*...,,.*.,.,..,J£3 --*---• — fe T .> I !"V"""i.V"^>fl'4 Weak, l*W «S»* ten Mri, Troff, Operated Upon At Buffalo Center ' fl^dyardtj Wr«>i A«t Troff tftjteo seriously ill Wednesday morn? ing ftn4,taJken to Pmpre to for examination. She LEADERS OF 4-H GIRLS FOR THE NEW CLUB YEAR Clothing and home nursing will be the major projects of Kossuth 4-H club girls during the coming year, it was decided at a meeting held in Hurt, Wednesday, Beptero* ber 30, and Attended by club lead- era from over poqntar. | fj if reported fee- be 'M A, ^ I 1 , Tea Co, to Move October J5th ; "*|W toft « Stogrea WffP W-«^p'51l^jPF' t AQttMHfi& fl JrtfWf^***' f "** will be music, health, co»r» tesy and salvage. During the month of October the leaderf wJU make a. SPJSCjal «ff,or| to $ncreajs$ club jj}9W* bersfaip Qjrta taAmp W aja£» are eligible, 1 hw4 {Forming in front of the city ba!| " at 7:30 a parade will proceed'east « through State street to the AtbleUo ''< Field. Bands, floats, (marching rep- ' resentatlves of organizations',hmJque s > collections • of scrap, and the ,two . old cannon donated to the scrap committee, will make np', the par- '- ade. With appropriate ceremonies the two cannon relics wTO be heaved upon the scrap heapjs., . Program Bjt Field f 'Following the parade there will be a horse show made up of the trail blazers in which there will be ' fancy riding, pony events, etc. This. '" part-of the program wul^'be •'•*»'' charge of Earl Vincent The committee in charge of the day's event is making further attempts to vide other entertainment for part of the night's program. Teachers Asked to Help ;* /| Phil Kohlhaas, salvage chairman.' ;• of the six counties in the area for ' ! the present drive, has , asked the -; teachers '-n the town w»d country ' schools to help in putting over'tha drive, He has been assured, of the cooperation of the teachers and for one-half n>iJ«4te each day Thwra, 4 and 'Friday tfee pupils in the.scbooH T-T^ v- — j •"^^ *^^m and homes qnj Manager: that.on ga ^ wttl arrangg *tm i|tJcean»wii f,.i »«»•

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