The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 6, 1942 · Page 8
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 8

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, October 6, 1942
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* * * ,x Wallace Winkie in Signal Corps, Ireland iFirst Class Private Wallace Winkle, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clair Winkle, Titonka, former resident of Union township, enlisted in- the Na- Monal Guard in Mason CSty in February, 1942. He received his training in Camp Claiborne, Louisiana, and from there was transferred to Trenton, New Jersey, prior to assignment overseas. He is now engaged in signal corps Work somewhere in Ireland. ' Mervin Gardner, Flyer, Thot Overseas ern scenery,' liking Spokane equally well. Here he received the rating of stac sefgeant. His job was to Instruct student In the use of 4- motored planes. On June 3, 1942 he was ordered to Muroc, .Calif., for desert training. This gave him an opportunity to fly over several western states. On .June 20 he telephoned from Louisville, iten- tucky. He was leaving for the .east but was forced down at Springfield, Mass. While at Newport News, Va., at which place his brother, John Milton, was stationed, he tried to meet him but he ihad left just the day before. His last (letter came July 25th, mailed from Presque Isle, Maine. His parents believe he is now overseas but Have not been officially notified by the government. Bernard John Bode Fireman Third Class LeRoy Stoffel Drives Truck in Hawaii Staff Sergeant Mervin Gardner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Delos Gardner, Union township, enlisted at DCS Moities Dec. 16, 1939, in the air Corps and was sent to March Field, Calif., the same day. On March 4, 1940 he was sent to Scott Field at Bellville, 111., for the purpose of entering a mechanical aeronautical school. On arriving there the field was found to be in formation-, so after six weeks he was sent to Chanute Field, Rantoul, 111. That was on April 26, 1940. He graduated there Sept. 13 1940 and granted a furlough which he enjoyed at home. After the furlough he reported at March Field, but was transferred to the Army Air Base at Albuquerque, New Mexico. This was a new base just completed at 5000 feet above sea level. He was granted a three 4sy furlough and on- Nov. 26, 1940 received his over seas orders. He was in San Francisco waiting orders on Dec. 4th when word came to sail. They were nicely started when the bombing of Pearl Harbor occurred. His ship received orders to turn back as swiftly as possible as they were not adequately patrolled. He wi'red his folks about his return where he was stationed at Bakers- 6eld, Calif. It was at this field he received his sergeant rating. He then went to Geiger Field, Spokane, Washington. He enjoyed this west- •"• '» -V •» j^ rnertt (fheUiWatUw) ftBd^Uie teeth were MfhoVed to try to beh*rU this condition. One wisdom tootrj ro- moved, required acveral atltohea to close .the,wound. £Te likes California &hti is rtllls-there, for how long he does not know. / Now lit Australia Lieut. R. A. Sarchet at Wright Field, Ohio CBHrst liieutenant (Robert Ajlcn Sarch'et Is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sarchet, Union township farmers. He Is a 1939 graduate of the University of Iowa. During his four years of college work he took military training 1 , thus on graduating he received the commission of second lieutenant in ^he R. O. f. C. on June 5, 1939. Sis degree of Bachelor of Science n Commerce gave him a position as accountant' in Chicago which he filled until August, 1940, when (LeRoy Stoffel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Stoffel, Union township, was a member of the February 3, 1942 contingent out of Algona. After several months training in Camp Wolters, Texas, he was assigned to duties on Angel Islo-nd, and a short time later was transferred to the Island of Oahu, Hawaiian Islands. He has charge of trucking food to the various camps and is still in Hawaii. Bernard John Bode, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bode, Union township enlisted In the naval reserves and was sworn in Feb. 17, 1942. He was called for training March 21, when he left for the Great Lakes station via Des Moines. He completed his course there April 24, but remained there two weeks longer. He, with BO other sailor boys, wiis j chosen to take a four months' electricians' course at the University o: Minnesota, Minneapolis. His schooling there was completed September 4th and he was graduated on the llth. The schooling will classify him as a naval petty officer, third class. He was assigned to the receiving, station, U. S. Navy Yards Philadelphia. Lawrence Gish is One of First Draftees Private Henry Dearchs Now Serving Overseas he transferred _to the Army Air Corps and was assigned to Wright Field, .Dayton, O., where he has remained ' up to the present time. He was commissioned first lieutenant in April, 1942. He was married May 2, 1942 and still resides in Dayton. Gerald Romstad on Ocean Going Planes Private Henry Dearchs, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Dearchs, of Algona, is another of Union's sons now over seas. Henry was farming his father's farm near the center school when his call came. He rented his farm and went to shoulder his share of the battle. He left here Jan. 13, 1942, arrd was sent from here to Camp Roberts, California, where he served his training period. IPvt. First Class Lawrence Gisch, son- of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Gisch, Union township, was one of the first draftees of World War n in Kossuth's selective service quota] on January 10, 1941.. A' group of; seven left via Omaha for Leavenworth, Kansas. He was chosei leader for the group. From Kansa he was transferred to Fort Rosen crans, Point Loma, Calif., when he has remained ever since. A large number of men taken in a this 'time were ederly men over 28 years of age and not so well edu cated. It was necessary to give these men further education. "Larry" as he was known (here by his chums, was given this job which he fulfilled until the men over 28 were discharged from the service but were called iback later. He was given a furlough at this time. He returned last December and since that time has been on regular duty He has been undergoing the extraction of some teeth which have been giving him some difficulty He had a touch of his former ail- We take pride in the success of thousands who have bought Opportunity Farms " Union township has. a boy serving In the armed forces in Australia in the person of Private George Rich, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Rich. He was:one of the contingent which left, here January 3, 1942. He was sent to'Camp, Roberts, California, for training, and he served for a time In San Francisco. From there he embarked for Australia and at last reports was still serving there. Broderson, Youngest Union Boy in Service .Eugene Sro.sors6n, sdn of Mr. and Mrs! Will Brqderson of Uftlort. s perhaps the youngest if hot the youngest of recruits from Union ;ownship. Shortly after the . Pearl •larbor incident, he enlisted In the Jf. S, Navy. He was only 17 at the time. He s has ,ieen In many ilaces since that time. He has )eeir on convoy duty to'Iceland las been to Ireland and the British sles. While he was in New York 'ollowlng one of his return trips le fell while roller skating, break- ng an ankle and causing him to itay-in a nava'l hospital there. iVhlle recuperating he was issued a leave to visit his folks. Receive* Promotion Clarence, son of Mr. and Mrs. Shrank EisenbartH, former Union ;ownshlp' farmers, Was drafted Into he armed forces January 25, 1042. His folks had left Union but Clarence remained in the employ of James Brophy until his' departure 'or service/ "Following induction he Was sent to Camp Wolters, Texas, for a stay of nearly four months, has only been'transferred'once to Camp Barkley, Texas. He Is serving In the mechanics division. With only eight months In the service, he has" advanced from private first class, June 2, to sergeant and now the title of technical .sergeant ichard Kohl in Army 1 * 1 1 •«*•• -i '- - JH »* *^ Nev. ',<•, -\ , i •I "i \ * i ) Richard kohl, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gteorge Kohl, Union township, entered the" Army on-March 6, 1941. and received his. ibasio training /at Port Sill, Oklahoma, Oh. July 1st he Was sent to Las Vegas, Nevada, and assigned to the finance depart- nent' of the army gunnery school. In March, 1942, he was pr.omoted to Staff sergeant, haying charge of :he enlisted men's pay roll. Again n July he was promoted to technical sergeant. He Is now connected with the post theatre (for soldiers) 6 nights a week. Prior to his enlistment he was employed by Armour & Company,'St. Paul-'and his wife Is employed there Gerald Romstad, son of Mr. and Mrs. Olaf Romstad, was a member of Algona high class of '40. He remained with his parents in Union township until Jan. 1, 1941, when at the age of 18 he enlisted in the naval reserves. He was at Great Lakes about six months and took a course as an aviation.mach- inist mate. He was sent to Jacksonville, Pla., in August. 1941, where he took training on- ocean going •bombers and his headquarters have •been there ever since. OCTOBER 3rd to 10th KEEP UP THE HOME FRONT With These Great Values From Gamble's/ 3-Pc. BEDROOM Beautiful Big Matching Pieces Bed, Chest And Vanity ALL FOR ft I Elmer Alt Serving In Hawaiian Islands "Ifa a comfortable feeling to know that you stand on your own ground" Anthony TVollope D URINQ the past S years, more than 5000 people have purchased Metropolitan Opportunity Farms. More than 4000 families have bought their farms on the small down payment, easy terms plan. These 4000 purchasers have now paid upwards of $10,000,000 on their contracts. In fact a lot of them are anticipating their contract payments; are paying the balance they owe faster than their contracts require and are doing so out of current earnings. Some have even retired their contracts in full. Yes, out of current earnings! We are proud of their .success! To those Interested in farm ownership From time to time, tenant farmers and others have told us they planned to buy an Opportunity Farm as soon as they were able to do so. Im- proved farm conditions have no doubt placed many of them in a financial position to carry out - !this ambition. , , t . ',*, To these people and to others interested, we, ( • are pleased to say that we still have a good selection of Opportunity Farms available at reason- . able prices. We- shall be glad to show you the: farms we have for sale in your community. , Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. > • - Convenient Payments Handsomely styled in Waterfall design. Big, roomy, pieces. Popular drop center vanity. Large, square plate glass mirror. ' • Cheek These Features •Sliced American Walnut Veneers • S Drawer Drop Center Vanity • Dust Proofed — Waxed Oak Interiors • 32"x32" Copper Backed Plat* Glass Mirror Occasional CHAIR A Great Value A nicely etyled chair with quality feature* throughout. Hardwood frame. Soft padded teat and ttronc web base. Beautiful tapestry cover in choice of wine or green. SAVE NOW Deluxe LOUNGE CHAIR $39.50 Value *29 9S Richly rtyled and unmatched for real comfort feature*. Genuine premier wire coil •pruig bate. Reversible •pring filled cuahion.. Tailored in beautiful durable fabric*. Choice of popular colon. Convenient Payment* 5 PC. OAK DINETTE SENSATION Elmer Ait, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Alt, Union township, was a member of the contingent which left Algona February 3, 1942. He was sent to Gamp Wolters, Texas, and from there was assigned to the Hawaiian Islands, June 5, 1942 and is still stationed there. Pvt. James Elmore Also in Australia Room 425, Carver Building Fort Dodfo, Iowa Phone: Walnut 3783 R. r" WHAT 1$ AN OPPORTUNITY FARM? ^' ( • ' ••• An Opportunity Farm, to earn that name, mu»t bare adequate, Mimd, well-painted, weather- light buUdloft*! Improved toll, with food drain«ft«i and expertly planned crop rotation. Sivry /«n»! <l * IQint vnuxm. CO-OPERATION Of RIAL I9TATI •ROKIRS Convenient Payment* Table 4 4 Chairs *22 85 Solid oak in modern design. Smart Aquatone color. Finish is heat, liquid and acid resisting. 30 inch square extension table opens to accommodate six people, padded chair seats covered in Ivory colored washable leatherette. V*9 At A , , , DINETTE SUITS CARD TABLE SET STUDY TABLE UNO 101 OTHER VUS James Elmore, «on of Mr. and Mrs. Mart Blmore, Unjpn township, though l» the service but eight months is now serving in Australia, IJe was a member of the contingent wbicfe left Algon* in January, 1949. 7 Way •M •(•f li^iH aW *8»* Protect yoqr w§ht witbj proper light. At thii ntn* •atjqnal price this temp is fln extreme valuAl ^™ w*£ W^-^f T*f9*^ Tw*SWf Pleated iilk r»ygn fh»de. Hatvy, reeded copaplet* lit lo bfpf, 3 Solid Hardwood 4-DRAWER CHEST -,,,,j and roomy. Providen plenty of ertra ptorage »jwce. Beautiful walnut fintah, Modem de. — iign. An put»ta«jd' in§ value. HIGHCHAIR Famom «Baby Guard" Self ad. ywt Ri«* p*. Dl« finish f^~W T****H^R KITCHEN STOOL «179 Sturdy ntvt^l coA' Mil' UftTIOff With Soft JTTT, JKVIfiVWt yy9*P9 gwHH naddfid Beat cov<* f^^*iif^&y^ wwwfy pf^-^^ w«i wl* wartr- «ble ^tfawett*, s i-i _., * r . *_\->ij^,, v*,"» s.&t,£t2,4 ^.-^ MBLE STftRf i

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