. . . BEFORE IT STARTS A careless match, an accidental explosion will quickly cause loss of property tihat runs into more money than tanks that are so vitally needed for tfite armed forces. During National Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 4-10, do your part to : wipe out fires by preventing them. Don't take chancesi. And see ttoat your property is adequately insured. Kossuth Co. Mutual Fire Insurance Asn. D. D. Paxson, Sec'y CHECK YOUR HOME TODAY FOR ANY FIRE HAZARDS Every Fire Helps the Axis. Fire Chief Warns Every One'to Take Necessary Precautions Were you ever In a> burning house ? Or did you ever know anyone who was !-njured or killed in a flre? Perhaps not. Have you ever given much thought to the possibility of your own home burn- nn'ig down, or of your family being endangered by crackling flames and falling timbers or poisonous gases. • Most folks never give, this grim matter much thought. But It is a matter which should be given thought,amUhe most Important con- sideratlon is this: What can I do right now to .prevent a flre ever occurring, what can I do to stop the flames before, and not after, they begin their deadly work Fire Every Two Minutes Statistics show that somebody's home In thia country of ours burns down every two minutes. Watch a clock and every time the long hand snips off two minutes say to yourself, "Another flre has broken out, somebody's home Is being destroyed, perhaps some child Is being terribly burned—it could 'have been prevented." That's the way it goes day after day, year after year, in every state in the union. Certainly it is something to make us think in .these days of war when we're trying to marshal our every resource and save every possible strength for victory. Fire Prevention iFire Chief Ralph Elbert insists that flre prevention should be in every man's mind every day. He says that careless smokers and careless handling of matches are responsible for more home fires than any other single cause. Accumulations of rubb'sh in attics a»nd basements are common cause for fires Chimneys, furnace flues, stove pipes should be checked for defects regu larly. Faulty wiring should be re medied. The careful handling of gasoline or kerosene is important. And when you want flre protection Information don't hesitate to ask your fireman. And, also acquaint yourself with the phone number of your local flre department. October 4-10 News Items of Hurt Vicinity Tre Birthday Circle met Friday afternoon at the hoine of Mrs. B. C. Bierstedt Mrs. Ruth Dutton, Irvlngton, recently spent a week at the home ot her son, M. L. Dutton. (Mrs. R. A. Illff, Webster City, spent last week here With her sla- ter, Mrs. J. H. Graham. Supt. and Mrs. W. B. Officer have rented the Lloyd Elston house and plan to move tato it soon. iMr. and Mrs. Al Staehle spent last week at hte home of their daughter, Mrs. H. L, Sauerman at Cherokee. Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Blelch, Mrs. Odey Cherland, Ruby and Myrtle Cherland were Mason City visitors last week Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Dean Meier and Lyla Olson left Friday for Tacoma, Washington, where they plan to make their home. Wallace Hawcott, Isla Wallace, Mrs. Loyola O'Brien and Mrs. Howard Schrepel are working for the Pioneer Seed Corn Co. The 4-H girls' club leaders and committee women met at the Marvin hotel Wednesday for the annual organization meeting. The Lutheran Aid society met in the church basement Thursday afternoon with Mrs. P. W. Kollasch and Mrs. Henry Kueck as hostesses. The Rev. and Mrs. L. Rlchmann Went to Mason City Friday to bring home their daughter, Margaret, and Marilyn Long to spend the week end. Mr. and Mrs. Harry McChane and Mrs. Guy Gaston went tb Minneapolis Wednesday. The women went on to Alexandria-to visit their Sister, Mrs. Carl Lovstad. The Lutheran Walther League met Thursday evening wtth the Rev. L. Rlchmann and Luella Weiske entertaining. The evening's entertainment was a dart ball tournament. Mr. and Mrs. Will Kreger and daughter, Bernadlne, Gresham, Ore., arr.'.ved Wednesday for a visit ..it the home of MM. Kreger's parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Ollom,, and with other relatives. Mr. and Mrs. VirgU Jennnigs returned Tuesday night from Iowa City, where they and Mr. and Mrs. George Romer, Livermore, had gone to visit a sfater-in-law, who is In the University hospital. The Woman's Society of Christian Service will meet at the church on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 7,.witli the Mesdames L. H. Schenck, C. H. Schrader, W. H. Schwietert ard J. G Sewick as hostesses. The worship servke will be In charge ot Mrs. Clifford Holding and Mrs. M. M. Chipman is program chairman. trvingtdn: "Wife PlUM Creek Farm Bureau held its September meeting last Thursday evening at the center atihbol in Plum Creek township. Election of officers' resulted in W. Campney being' elected the townrthlp chairman foi« this ensuing year, sue. needing Roy Adams. (Mrs. Led Huff was reelected secretary-treasurer. Robert Mayer and Wayne Barf of the Algona 4-B? club presented their demonstration. Edward Thaves led the group singing as well as singing several solos. Late In the evening lunch was cerved. Portland Twp. HARRIS SMITH, TITONKA, WEDS ER IN MISSOURI Doan News Wm. J. Martinek delivered fat cattle at Austin, Minn., on Saturday, Sept. 26. There was a good attendance at the chicken supper held at Doan church on Tuesday evening, Sept. 22, and the Aid made $61. Mr. and Mrs. Guy Carlson are Defective Wiring May Be The Cause Have our electricians check your attic and base- meiit periodically to discover weak spots in wiring which are apt to cause fire. Observe National Fire Prevention Week October 4-10 Pratt Electric Co. Phone 170 parents of a son-, Kenneth Dean, born Wednesday, Sept. 23. They now have three sons and one daughter. Paul Hawkins accompanied Tom Merryman to Waukegan, HI., last Saturday where they are employed y the John Mansville Co. Mrs. [awkins and baby will go later. Mrs. Katie Elefson entertained er bridge club on Friday and nig) core went to Olga Hott, second igh to Julia Larson, low to Ma- White, travel to Julia Larson. Mes- ames Mary Whf-te nad Rudolph Carson were guests. , Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Martinek re- urned Wednesday evening from <ew Hampton, where they attend- d the funeral of the former's un- le on Tuesday. They accompani- d the former's sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. O. M. Schm!dt of Clear Lake and they also visited relatives at Fort Atkinson and West Titonka: The marriage of Doris Leymaster, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. 'Leymaster of Charles City, to Harris Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Smith, was solemnized at the Christian Church at Canton, Mo., Saturday, evening, Sept. 26 at 6 o'clock with the Rev. Blalock officiating. The double ring ceremony was used. The bride wore a cream-beige wool and rabbits' hair dress with accessories of brown. Her corsage was of talisman roses. The groom wore a teal blue suit and had a carnation boutonniere. Attendants were Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Denzm of Iowa City. A wedding dinner was served to the bridal party at Mount Pleasant following the-ceremony. Mrs. Smith graduated from the Iowa State Teachers College at Cedar Falls and has taught m the Calif., arrived In Titonka Saturday to visit Mr. and Mrs. Guy Bruns and family and Mr. and Mrs. Ben Knox of Corwlth and other rel- atvies. She has been visiting with her son, the past five weeks at Avon, Mirni. junior school high school of the the past two years. local Mr £ 4 tiWMXM/tf^^ Mrs. Merle Cushman from east of Bancroft is helping' at the Avery Ff-teh home for a few weeks. (Mr. and Mrs. Dell Fttch, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Fitch and G. A. Fitch were slghtfieendg vsiltors near For est City one day last week. Avery Fitch has purchased a fine Improved 160-acre farm five miles southwest of Thompson, consideration $105.00 per acre. He will get possession March 1st. Elsie Larsen Is attending Waldorf college, Forest Ctty. She was a 1942 graduate of the Titonka h.'gh school ahd was president of ,the Peppy Pals 4-H club, the past year. Anna Sankey who spent July to Sept. 1st with Mrs. Vic Fitch and Viola Sankey who worked for Mrs. Dell Fitch the past three months are back In Burt to attend school. Mr. and Mrs. Wyott Stott have another granddaughter since Wednesday when a girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Leo Immerfall, Algona, their first child, at the Kossuth hospital. ,.. Kenneth Trenary lost a valuable horse last week Tuesday night. A veterinary was called but could not save the pony. It was a beautiful black and white one and the hide it to be tanned and made into a rug. Friends and relatives here were sorry to hear Wednesday morning that a son born to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Dugan at the Kossuth hospital, failed to live. This was the first child for the Dugans and the first grandchild for Mr. and Mrs. Tom Trenary and Mr. and Mrs. Jess Dugan. Prevent Fires- Waste- Destruction! In th& all out war effort it is th,e patriotic duty of every American citizen to see thp,t notli- • ing is wasted. Don't take chances with your home. Have your heating plarjt gone over to eliminate any. chances of fire. Jnion. The first meeting of the Doan Woman's club was held at the home of Olga Hott on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 24 and nine members answered roll call, the subject being "Ways to Improve Walks and Driveways." Study of the year it The American Home. A lesson "Meet the Home", was given- b> Pearl Asa and Maud Brink gave r report from the Blue Book. Hostess surprise was a picture puzzle w'.th Maud Brink winning first, -Mrs. Gerald Bahling, seconl and Mrs. Anna Christensen, low. Lunch was served by the hostess at the close of the meeting. Tom Vitzthum and Walter West came home Wednesday from Pontiac, 111., where Tom had visited relatives there a few weeks. Walter is employed there and will return soon. i scnooi me va.=»- >•"- j~- — . . Smith graduated from the local high school and later attended ^Central College at Fella. At present he is employed by the Gartner Apiary. Both young people are highly esteemed and respected !-n this community and the congratulations and best wishes of a host of friends are extended to them. M. E. MEMBERS HOLD RECEPTION FOR PASTOR A pot 'luck dinner and services were held Sunday, Oct. 4, at the Methodist church by members of the congregation and friends honoring Rev and Mrs. W. L Patterson This dinner is held instead of the usual reception. The Pattersons are beginning their seventh year lere with this congregation. Jean Sleper, Buffalo Center, spent the week end with her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Guy Barton. jMrs. Guy Bruns and her mother, Mrs Albert Meyer visited Saturday with the Ben Knox family at Corwith. Mr and Mrs. Dale Craven went to Rochester to have a check-up on his arm recently which he has had "the Ktfcken Every year thousands of dollars worth of property are destroyed by fires started by home cleaning accidents. Many lives have been lost in the same fire?. Why take chances when yon can send your cloth|es to the Elk Cleaners' and Furriers and have them rejuvenated for only a small cost. Phone 330 today. CLEANERS AND FURRIERS NORMAN & PERRY ^— fou Se the Cause of SfRiOUS ft RE/ Fire knows no boundaries. It can and; wtffl ajttaek anywhere—it can attack you. Make a genuine effort to prevent fires and save needless suffering and expense. Make sure your home is not a nretrap. It is not hard to visualize how fires in the home, like fires in industrial plants, can put a definite crimp in the defense machinery. The am- Go over your property carefully-NOW — TODAY-during National Fire Prevention Week, October 4-10. IJ3T US CHECK YOU* HEATING SYSTEM BEFORE HEAVY FIRING STARTS Funk & Deim Phone ma m in * ****** »»»-,7 •• had in a cast over two months. Mrs. Carrie Bonacker entertained the Friendly club Thursday afternoon and after a social hour lunch was served by the hostess. Clarence Loats, student at Du buque college, came home Saturday to spend the week end with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Loats and Kenneth. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Beenken and children from near Woden and Mr and Mrs. John S. Rippentrop vis .'ted with the John Beenkens Thurs day evening. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Fisher and children left Monday for San Ja ' cinto, Calif., to make their futur home. He wMl be employed in i garage a as mechanic. The junior high class had a fare well ipicnic supper and skating par ty for Audrey Fisher Thursday evu ning, since Audrey is leaving with her parents for California. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Sathoff an Craig left Friday evening for In dianola where they will spend the week end with Mrs. SathofTs sister, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Eady. Mr. and Mrs. Fred DeVrles and children left Friday morning for Strawberry Point to visit relatives and they will also stop at Pubuque to see Rev. and Mrs. Calvin Schnuc- ker. Joe J. Bohlen of Sac CS-ty visited Friday with the Lee O. Wplfes and other Titonka friends. Mr. Bohlen was a clerk in the Kunz general store here before it burned dpwn some 40 years ago and this is his first visit back. Word has been received by t r.'«nds that Mr. and Mra. Hall H, McClain of SaK Lake City, Utah, are the parents of their first child, a 7 pound 10 ounce boy named Danny Richard. (Mrs. MoClata la the former v june Lamoreux. Mrs. Albert Mey«r of Los Angeles, i-wo for one. Use tlrt Upper Pes Moines want ads, W LAING & MUGKEY Phone 464 iwwwwwwwvwwwy This WAS a Home! I, • ! Now It's A Heartache Instead of a warm, comfortable home to look forward to this winter, this unfortunate family must try to salvage what they can—and start) all over. During National Flre Preventtjon Week check over your home—make sure it Is safe fijom flre. And, very important, see to it that it is adequately insured by a reputable company. R. S. Blossom Ins. Agency i Phone 125 First Door North Iowa State Bajlk tefewuto! Buy War Bonds Every Pay Day * * * iff'I Dowb/t Our Qwofa siwaa 11 * Fire b The Friend of The Enemy! This is war— tojtal, expensive war. Every dollar, every resource, .every energy must bejdeyoted to it if victory is tbj be ours. Are we id'oing all we can to win, at home, on the farm, in the factory'* Not when we'allow preventable fires to destroy thousands of Jives and hundreds of millions of idol, lars every year, lives arid dollars tihat would have built great fleets of bombers and much-needed ships and tanks. • We Americans have long Had the feeling tfcat our resources were so bountiful, our strength so great, thu/t we couldn't possibly lose a war. But we 're inviting defeat when we cripple our production lines and lay waste our farms with fires that couliJ foave bieen prevented if we had been on th(e alert. . ' . .,..•.. Fire is the Merid ojf tihe enemy! We MUST reduce pur staggering fire loelstes anjH do it now! Fortunatelly.ft ista't too late, but it .is later than we think Check over your property NOW, during Fiile Brevention Week, October 4 to JQ, Bee that there is no wasje material around basement, attie or store room where a care|e^ m&k may cause destruction. Druggists 9 Company of Iowa Home Offlw—Algow, Iowa.
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