The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 20, 1942 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, October 20, 1942
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APPOINTS FARM MNSPORTATON COMMIHEE U. S. B, A, boajfd Two Fanner a, Ott er and One t rtieker to " Work in Kossuth At a meeting held Pridky : night the Kossuth U. S..D. A, war board picked members for the County Farm Transportation Committee, a new set-up ordered by the Office of Defense Trartflp6rtfttl6h. By Virtue of being president of the u. S. D. A., Bob Ldss is . also j&halrriiait of the new committee; The triert ap- pofnted were A. E. Clayton, Algona, and Andrew A. ^angman, Bancroft, farmers, Juljiurj?. :SWdbr, Wesley, farm supply "dealer, and the trutfker member Is Al Menke of Bancroft. Purpose of Committee The committee has been set up by the O. D< T. to .assist farmers and truckers hauling farm products and supplies In filling out appllca- tlon$ for "Certlflcates of War Necessity". The ODT office Is now mailing these applications to trucker's, :names of which were supplied ' the local • USDA offices sevteral months ago by the AAA and the county farm transportation committee will hold meetings In different parts of the county. at which tlma help will be given truckers in exe cuting these applications, three Meeting Places The dates selected for these meet Ings are Oct. 22 at Algona Legion hall, "Oct. 23 at Bancroft Legion hall and Oct. 24 at Ledyard town hall/ The locafl transporta- ion committee has divided the tlmf- for making application in- t6 the three areas of the county so that fanners and truckers In those areas may conveniently appear'" to make application. Ac- cordtng'to orders from the ODT all applications must be made prior to November 1st. , Further instructions .as -to the function of the new committee are expected daily Mr. Loss said Saturday. Plenty Work for Committee The new county farm transportation committee will find plenty to do . according to letters from the ODT. The committee will, 1 — Assist farmers to fill out applications for certificates of war necessities for all veh'icles hauling farm products; 2— certify to local OPA war price and rationing' boards" farmers gasoline needs for (a) farm passenger cars hauling farm products, and (b) itractbr engines and other non- highway usage; 3— Certify to loca! OPA war price and rationing boanls ' a farmer's participation in a loca pooling arrangement as one . condition to get tires, tubes and recaps for '(a) farm-owned trucks and passenger cars to haul farm products and <b) trucks principally engaged In hauling fawn products and farm supplies to and from the farm. 4— Certifying also for tires, tubes and recaps for tires for tractors and Implements. .. : . '.'.,. • The Kossuth U. S. D. A, War board is made up'qf-Bob Loss, AiAA chatr- ^'Ai l .li i Brown, .-: county agent ; y:''B9chdd,^R^.iB^A-;-;ian d ' H - mtchfas,>Fe<teral ^arm'-? Loan ' ' ' And 8 Page* Qraviire section ALGONA, IOWA, TUEBPAY, OCTOBER $404)00 FIRE LOSS LAKOTA SUNDAY Darold Eischeid (tolls September Snow Ball Smelly Goat Proves Valuable In Bond Sale NOTED SPEAKER TO GIVE ADDRESS Mrs. Jeanne Bradbury, noted speaker, and world traveler, In later years specializing in missionary education, now an ''Interpreter" on behalf of denominational missions, will speak here Wednesday eve ning, Oct. 21, at the local Baptist church at 8 o'clock. Her address on "Caring for Casualties In a Suffering World" Is an" outstanding masterpiece. The subject of her address Wednesday night has not ben announced but there is no question but that ft will be well worth hearing. Invited. The public te cordially Justice Court Quiet During the Week 1 Only'one case was heard in justice Ostwinkle's court the paet week, that pf Chas. Noble, picked up by OonateJble, Thiel Sunday for oipeed- g 88 mUes per hour in a 25- mjje zone, costs. He was assessed W anc Probably the earliest in the fall that a real anow ball has been rolled was on September 26th this year wheu'Darold Bis- cheid,- 7, son of Mr. and Mr's. „ Henry Eischeid, living stfmlle straight east of Algona, on the : McGregor street road, took time out at 9 o'clock in the morn-tag of September 26th and .proceeded to start the makings of a real snow man. The photo shows considerable snow there that morning, the earliest snow fall in the county's history. ALGONA LIQUOR STORE IS FOURTH IN BOND SALES Three River Towns Sel More Bonds and Stamps During September; High $40,088 Burlington The' boys in the Algona liquo store brought Store No. 13, one ou of 177 stores, to' fourth place i bond and stamp sales for Septem ber.' •BulIlngttn v Was 1 B^h^WiK*}a6; 088, Oubuque second With ;$2p,285 Davenport third with : $18,558'xand Algoni fourth with $16,408. Low sales for the month went to Adel wtth'$1.80. Sixteen Of the 177 stores sold less than $50 worth for the month. Algona Hops All of Them Regardless of the big figure turned in by Burlington, Dubuque and Davenport, the boys In the Algona store still topped all of the other 177 stores, comparing the sales from 'a per capita stand point. Burling- tion has a population of 25,832 and the per capita sales would be 46c, Davenport has a population of 66, 039 and Its per capita sales reaches 26c. Algona has a Copulation of G,000 and with sales of $16,408 of stamps and bonds it means that every man, Woman and children in Algona bought $3.28 worth of stamps and bonds through the local store. Here is a record that has not yet been beaten toy any one of the 177 stores and certainly Indicates the -effective salemanshi'p in bonds and stamps of G. D. Brundage, manager, and Bert Palmer. G, C. Barton and Joe Bestenlehner. Hats off to those boys for their bond sales activities. W.'th the aid of the wonderful erformance of the Wilson six-horse earn and a smelly goat the bond auctSon safle Saturday afternoon _nd evening brought in about $12,)00 in war bond sales. The weather ivas perfect and the crowd in til's afternoon thronged both sides of he street during the parade and band concert by the high school iand and the high class performance by the well trained horses. Auction Sale Success Following the music and entertainment Herman Brummo'nd, auctioneer of Kanawha, proceeded to sell at public sale the many different articles of merchandise donated for the purpose and the pay for which was to be made by the purchase of bonds; Amongst other donated articles was a goat, somewhat smelly, but a goat> and when offered for sale he was bought by F. B. Timm, but the smell waB too much for Fred and he offered the .brute for re-sale. Mrs. Gale Haase and 'Mrs. Alf Kresensky '«i -^tt^coudn't take ; ;,.th<; he "Xas returned ttJ°the auctioneer; an,ff.s,o thaf poor^ goat was sbia--flnd ^,tfs01d :tp-- : Frftnk :Vfefl Dorstori, Armstrong, twice, and Ralph Miller bought him four times Fred Plumb twice, Ted Larson three times, Ed Capesius twice, and Dr P. V. Janse paid the highest individual price for the smeller. Others who owned him were W. B. Broderson, Kossuth Farm Bureau, Ralph Tice, Joe Dooley, Wm. St. Glair, Mrs. Jens Petersen, Conrad Knecht, Harley Hansen, and Harry Keith. Auction at Night In the evening a group of h'«h school musicians played several numbers after which L. A. Matern, local auctioseer, took on the sale. This proved successful, also, and the total receipts of the auction, afternoon and evening, reached about $12,000. No doubt more bonds would have been purchased but many people were under the Impression that there would be no credit given on their pledges. This was not the case, all bonds purchased are credited to the pledges of the purchaser. Goat Famous The goat used in the sale has 1 come a famous animal He was •sold; and resold at the Emmetsburg r drtve.-pn v 'Frlday. A week ago folks -'a't'PojiahontaS bought and sold him : ;agaln:''because,, of his smell. Yes- 'terday'Alf Kresensky took him and his smell to Clarion-and no doubt the goat is helping in the sale of bonds there. Fire Levels 3 Lakota Buildings ACADEMY BOXING SHOW FEATURED HERE OCTOBER 29 (Rev. Father Sweeney, athletic dj- rector at St. Cecelia's Academy, announces that another of the popular boxing showa will be held in. the Academy gym Thursday night, Oct. 29. Ten intra-mural bouts have been arranged with a special feature bout as the highlight. Paul Ham^ HI, local boxing enthusiast, will have charge of the arrangements for the show. Popular prices will be charged and the seat sale already is meeting with fine success, This la the seventh boxing show put OR at the academy In the past two sea,-, sons and they have always met With popular success and proved good entertainment. National Officers OfK.C.'stoMeet With Local Council At a special called meeting of the local Knights of Columbus Council called for Thursday night of this week in the local club rooms spec- ialvistors will .be Field Representative W. G. iDonnely, of Fort Dodge; J. B. McEvoy of Emmetsburg, district deputy, and Lawrence Brennan, former state deputy. These men have a special message of deep interest to local knights and it is hoped that a complete member attendance will attend the meeting. LIBRARY GROUP TtlEETHERE FRIDAY, 23RD Librarians, members of the second district, Iowa Library association, will hold an all-day session at the library here Friday, October 23. The meeting will be educational and have for its topic "Libraries as Centers for War Information. Miss Beth Annis, the local librarian, will, have charge of the meeting and program. Representatives for Titonka, Whltte- niore, Burt, Lakota, Swea City, Bode, Gilmore City, Humboldt, Livermore, LuVerne and' Fenton will take part in the meeting. Librarians from Clarion, Kanawha and Britt, members of another sub-district, will join in the session here. Hie Program Speakers will appear on the .program and will discuss the various phases of war work. Alt Granzow will speak on rationing; Phil Kohlhaas, salvage; Mrs. Ted Larson, Red Cross; J. D. Lowe, bonds; W. C. Dewel, cooperation of newspapers; Mrs. D. D. Monlux. the UV S. W. of A.; Ernest Thiel, air wardens; Miss Bonnstetter, nursing. Forrest Spauldlng, librarian at Des Moines. will be the main speaker and will close the program with a discussion on the library s part in war work in the afternoon District Meetings Similar meetings are being hejc in the second district, divided into sub-districts In which headquarters are at Mason City, Charles City Hampton and Algona. The same topic will be discussed In these various sessions. Football Guessing Contest Reaches Into Territory, Afar (Guessers in the win column of ootball results Saturday reached - ar afield with Dr. T. S. Clark, Bradgate, and V. A. Kinseth of Bode ining up in the credit column. Dr. Clark took top prize and Mr. Kinseth took second. Their error points were 80 and 100 respectlve- y. Mrs. Don Miller, city, guessed or third, Jack Brownell, '.city, fourth, and Julian Chrischilles' com- ng in fifth. Looks like' those Chris- "Dad, I Made It" Proudly Phones lob Kinsey From Navy Station «P»d, | rnaje It" He will pr<*ab If*** Henry Dearchs, Jr. Hikes in Australia •Those of us who complain about buying .bonds and grumble because of inconveniences because of the war should try a day or two hiking in the wilds of Australia, according to Henry Dearchs, Jr. He writes his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dearcha, S*,, city, that after a two days hike In Australia recently he was aWe to take up Ws belt abou four Inches and he admitted that }t bad been a strenuous ocpaslon. Fire Coropwiy Called To B, E, Priebe Farm The Algona flre company was called to the B, P- Fr/fbe about three miles east of town ur«ay afternoon at 3 Q'cloek- the be »ent to lf fqr Robert Selaser, Now bi Ireland promoted rt ; 890*6 guessingp this is the 'second winiint.the family. Others Guess Wrong Joe Bloom, expert several weeks ago, lined up within three points of getting in on. prizes in this week's contest. Tim O'Brien, city policeman, occupies the mourner's >ench bei«g within third from the bottom. He has done much better han that in the : . past. Bill Peck was one of the way low guessers :his week but he won a prize last week so he's not mourning too much. With Dan Engesser, pool hall, Whittemore, one of the sponsors of the guessing contest, there were many guessers from that town but they didn't get In on the wins. There were guesses from nine towns outside of Kossuth and every town ;he county was represented wfi attempts to get the right scores. The guessing contest is evidencing a fine interest in Algona and the trade territory with guesses made even by several from Mason City east and several towns in Minnesota north. EARLY SUNDAY MORNING BLAZE TAKES HALF BLOCK Origin of Fire Unknown; Machinery iE*ttraiture and Hardware Stocks Buildings Razed Cut Courtesy Lakota Record A disastrous fire early Sunday leveled three buildings and gutted a fourth in the business district of Lakota. The above picture shows the tangled metal debris, all that was left, after flames swept through the structures. Several other bu?'ness structures in the town caught fire several times but were saved. (Photo by W. L. Leslie) Corp. Chester Long Now 2nd Lieutenant Word received here Monday announces that Corporal Chester H. •Long, son of Mrs. Minnie Long, city, has completed a three months officers' training course at the army air force school in Miami, Florida, and has been commissioned a second lieutenant. GERMAN TOWNSHIP RURALTEAGHERS STAGE BOND DRIVE The German Township Rural Teachers Association, a sub-division of the Kossuth County Rural Teachers Association took a swing at the Axis on September 24 when they staged a bond drive. Mrs. Anna Andrews, a township leader, led the drive by selling $1350 worth of bonds in one afternoon. A total of $2350 was sold by the teachers. While the teachers In German township are busy teaching school, selling bonds three of them can boast of the fact that they have husbands in the armed forces. Mrs. Andrews' husband, who served in World War I, is now serving in the navy. Mrs. Myrtle Peterson, and Mrs. Dorothy Penning, both have husband in the army. Kossuth county is proud of the record. M;rs. Mary Oesterreicher. president of the newly-formed Kossuth County Rural Teachers Association is also a member cf the German Township Association. Stork Starts His Delivery of Twins Again on McGregor Street With the birth of twin girls last Thursday evening to Mrs. Lee A. Reed, the McGregor street twins tradition was revived 'after something over twenty years. During the last world war six pair of twdns were born on McGregor street, two pair being born to Colonel and Mrs. R. H. Spencer in about two years time. The twins and the street received national recognition and for years people on McGregor street held the.'r. breath when, the stork was. about to fly over. Babies Weigh 6 Mi and 6 '4 Now, during the second World War, the twins have started again on McGregor street where Mrs. Reed has been making her home for several months with her husband's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee H. 'Reed. The toables weighed 6% and 6 VI pounds and are fine looking, healthy little girls. Tfeey have a little sister, Mary Elizabeth, who U two years old. The twin's father Is in Utah where he Is employed In the office Of the Columbia. Steel Co, at Provo. Mra. Reed and children will loin him there later. The French twins, Harriet and Herbert, children of Mr. and Mrs. , 8. 8." French, were the heraldo approaching hosts to the other twiw tfeey arrived. They were born «?, WOT, and were the first pair ^QW' born on *fc- During 1918 three more pairs of twins were born on McGregor, the first being Gardner Cowles anc Mary Elizabeth Quarton, children of Mr. and Mrs. Sumner Quarton born February 8,1918, Their fathor was an Algona attorney at the time practicing wdth his father, the late Judge W. B. Quarton. Their maternal grandparents were Mr. and Mrs Gardner Cowles of Des Moines. James and John Spencer Then orr April 24, 1918, the seconc pa;*- of Spencer twins arrived anr the story of the 78 year old colonel and his wife and two pair of twbjs was printed from coast to coast o: the United States. One of the Algona papers stated,."It would require substantial evidence to convince Algona people that the 'Spencer twins' have their equal in a) the world. The boys were narnec James and John. Both are now serving with the 'armed forces In Australia, fighting for their country as their Civil War veteran father did. Their mother remains In, Algona to keep the home fires burning for their return. The third pair of 1918 twins were Howard and Herbert Engstrom, sons of Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Bngstrom who were born on Bast McGregor on July 6, W8. About three yean; later, - mi, P*ul and were few* t»JS' 9*$ - ,_ >W»rd. Their father was an l^pker »t the "— "^ ffwo more pairs of * McGregor street forVj«veral years, but were not born, 4here. They are Helen and Harlan Fraokl^ children of Mr. and Mrs. John Frank! and APPLY FOR FUEL OIL RATIONING OCTOBER 29TH Announcement is made by the local rationing board that application for fuel oil rationing may be made with the board on and after Thursday, October 29. Originally the dates for applying had been set a week for the 22rid but because of lack of supplies the date was set a, ;^eek : ':later.^^egigtraJtloit,JJf WeT'ofi" dealers "In the county will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 27-and 28. Consumers Should Note Following the registration of the county fuel oil dealers on the 27th and 28th, the applicant for fuel oil must make application to the fuel oil dealer (remember, the dealer, not the rationing board), and the application will be partly made there. Then the application Is taken to the rationing board and the completion of filling out is done in that office. After the application has been O. K.'d by the board it Is mailed to the applicant, and from then on he buys his fuel oil on the basis of that application,. Is th ! « clear? Apply to your dealer first, then to the rationing board. The local rationing board has received 1300 applications from headquarters. There are distributed by the dealers. And one member, of the 'board stated that he felt 1300 was not enough, that the number would reach nearly 2,000. The applications cover the county. Many users of fuel oil last winter have taken out the burners from their heating plants and substituted equipment for burning coal, fearing the rationing would not be sufflcent for comfortable heat on many occasions. formerly, s Jived;, in: "Algpna'^vTbj Mrs McCall Goes West For Funeral of Sister Mrs. Tilla MIcQall left Friday morning for Seattle, Washington, to attend the funeral of her sister, Mrs. May Hubbard,' 68, • who died following a lingering illness. Mrs. McCall does not plan to return until December. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Chase, who recently moved here from Sibley are taktag care of her house and apartments while she is away. Mrs. Hubbard is survived by two daughters and they ' attending high school in Sibley, has moved to Algona where he will con- •tisue with his schooling here. Mrs. McCall and her sister, Mrs. Hubbard were daughters of a pioneer LuVerne family, Mr. and Mrs. Tesmer, who years ago lived In the LuVerne neighborhood. THEATRE GROUP BOND SALES UP TO $17,000,000 According to Norman Rice of the Call Theatre the bond sales dr.'.ve sponsored by the theatere owners and managers in Iowa during Sep- ember exceeded the quota set by the treasury department by $3,000,000. A total of $17,000,000 worth of bonds were sold. In terms of maturity or face value $23,000,000 worth were sold. As a result >Sep;ember ranks with July as the best month for war bond sales in Iowa since Pearl Harbor. Credit Is due the theatre men of Iowa for their excellent campaign. ". ; Merle Hush Talks to Parents Friday Nite Fifteen Consecutive Clear and Dry Days Another record seems to have been broken J-n the weather line by the fifteen past days being clear and dry and which Is unusual for this time of year, according to Harry Nolle, weatherman, The first mlf of October averaged a temperature of 60.1 which also is most unusual. The record: .. : ' High Low ' Tuesday. 13 ....'.....• ............. .....73 46 Wednesday, 14 . ........ . .............. 72 40 Thursday, IB ................ . ...... ...70 Friday, 16 ................................... -70 40 Saturday, 17 ................ . ........ -73 48 Sunday, 18 ................................ 71 36 Monday, 19 ......................... v,.76 40 ,4Ei Merle Hush, who enlisted in the U, S. Navy at Spencer on . April 20, bag been assigned to >a ship In the Atlantic fleet as a radio operator, according to word receveo by hs parents, Mr. apd Mrs. Homer Hush, 115 S, Rldgley, city. After enlistment lie vas sent to Great Lake* tratota? station for basic train- log and on Jime 4 he entered ;tlie fiftvy radto school at the of Wisconsin, ¥a4i' ejqated jErom tSjere • r ^ W»d was sent to the receiving f tation at Boston, where .he revived his Friday night Merle tele, ifeoned his parents fcer« that I looked as though he wasn't to «et way furlough for some tine, tiaAe was a,b£»t to 59 to yor Qr. Ujicla Sam, Asked as to hoi tfee toft wa* |r$H» When Mrs. Harry Warburtora. living over her'store on Main street in Lakota, 'awoke at about 5:30 on Sunday morning and smelted smoke from burning wood she at first thought it might be her own builu- .'•ng but, investigation' proved the smoke t obe issuing in great clouds from the Ukena Implemnt building; across the street/and she immediately gave the alarm. Prompt response was made by the local firs company, and the Elmore .and Algona companies' were also called* Flnjmes Gain Headway Because 'Lakota does not have a booster pump but has to depend enr- tirely upon the pressure from, Hies water tank Insufficient Water.per- mitted the flames to gain headway rapidly. The Elmore booster pump arrived in record time tout too" late to save the burning 'buildings and therefore * confined • jlfer- • efforts to- . Iweping5 the'Waze irom the Thomp-"* son lumber" yard buildings," separated ronly by, a .narrow' alley frotu : the intense' 'heat. Algona Boys Respond Through a misinterpreted mies>- sage to the Algona telephone company the Algona company was some what% delayed In arriving on the scene but the boys were kept busy watching and preventing the fire irands. which alighted on neigh- wring , buildings • from doing damage. Then, when the buildings had fallen in, the Algona company played water on-the ruins to • prevent 'urther danger-from the intense heat. , , Three firms lf>se The fire started in the Ukena implement building.. It quickly spread to- the Henry Schutter furniture the. Gutiknecht , 'hardware on the store on the north as well as to south. Very'little stock was saved from either of the three buildings. The names' spread too quickly and. the heat was too intense*. Miet^(jss_is estimated at >abouti$40,^. 000 c6vering".both stocks and bulled ings. Insurance partly" •covers toe losses. 7 •' ' Heat Breaks Windows The heat at the height .of the fire was so' Intense that it broke thi plate 'glass windows in the Briardale store across the street as well as; the"'Ford'garage, and south the windows in the -post office biiild- irig.were burned out. Several tim's roof fires were started as much as a 'block from the blaze. Credit must be given the Lakota firemen for their excellent fight in keeping- the fire to within the burning build- Ings. However, without help from Elmore arid Algona, and with the wind in the northwest, perhaps the entire business district would, have been razed by the.blaze. , I*>c*I Men lasers The furniture- stock Was owned by Henry Schutter ofFBafTalo Center. Mrs. Hi'lmer Hanson was the manager of the .store. The.building was the property of A. C.;Klock^ retired furniture dealer now living in Lakota. The, W. Jfy 'Gutknecht hardware had 'been organized state 1918 and Mr. Gutknecht loses tooth stock and building. J. .E. Ukena owned both the Implement stock and building and saved only a few repairs which, be ha,d move.d to the Ford Garage across, 'the fitreet wher emachinery repairs were taken care'of. . Because of the nearness, of the lumber yard building Jhe'he'at caused considerable'damage to the roof. Without doubt a new^ool'must toe provided. The aide walls'were built of fireproof material and'outside of scorching the paint survived the heat pretty well, A I4icky Move G. L. Gray, recently moved to Lakota, stored hra refrigerator in the hardware store and Dr. W. P. Pete, also recently arriving in Lakota, arranged to rent the refrigerator from Mr, Cray. The ice box was moved to the'Pels home Saturday afternoon and stroyed ,by missed hours, being de- 59 Boys Leave Algona Friday to loin Hands With Uncle'Sam Friday morning 59 boys were Inducted into the army and left Al- gous, for Camp Podge. Out of the group was a volunteer, Several young men from other communities We transferred to the juristic- tlonoftb,efeM»H»oar<J. Every* in (he saujtty was represented, names o| the Inductees are: ->aulftayMcW«h9P. - ~ leaser,

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