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mm PRESENT 'COMEDY IN THREE ACTS FRIDAY NITE Fight Very Capable Members Interpret Charac ttfe in l»lay in Highly .; Satisfactory Maniier The eight members of the junioi class which made up the cast for v the. three-act comedy, "No. Women wanted," presented In the high school auditorium Friday night to .,'a; good sized and certa'.nty •, ap- preciatlve audience turned out a Very neat Interpretation of the ch'af- acters In the play. The play 1 was .directed by Miss Kathryn Mills; Parts Well Distributed , ,. 'In selecting the cast good judgment had been made and the players portrayed their, character '« an outstandingly excellent manner Perhaps the best of the cast. 'Wa the presentation ,by Phyllis Jaclt- man of a modern and wise-cracking young lady, Valeria Valencourt, who eventually fell in love with the famous woman-hater, Angus McDougal, played by Harold Padgett, who, likewise lost all hatred for the fa'.r sex Jimmy Anthony, who carried Ills heart on .his sleeve, was played toy Bill-Fuller, -but he lost out trying to charm Mary Jones, played by Jean Thorpe. Lolita De La Fuentn, a famous dancer from the Soutli American countries, was perhaps the hardest of the parts to interpret but June' Ann Scanlan performed " very well. Allard Anthony, father of. Jimmy, played by Bob Reed; Jjtetrjc/a Jones, lady aviator,, by TDonria Deen and Gus, Angus' hlr- $tA -maji, by Hugh Ma tern, were <ata(jvery capably handled. Wllbert Ruhnkc Makes Hit Between the first and second acts Wilbert Ruhnke gave a humorous reading "Baumgartner at the Telephone" which almost stopped the show. Twenty-seven members of the class constituted the production staff and crew members. Congratulations should be extended to Miss Mills, the cast and the staffs for a very ably presented play and entertaining production. Established 1865 ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1942 $335,000 HEMP PLANT FOR KOS Algona Boy Cooks For Officers In Fort Rosekranz, California CHRISTMAS SEALS On Sale From Now Until 1 Protect Your Home / from Tuberculoth Chr'atmas seals, posters and window displays are befog placed •throughout the business district this week .by Mrs. H. M. Smith chairman for Algona. The sale which finances the year-round figh against tuberculosis, began Mon day. Chairman in every townshi; throughout Kossuth arc Jielpiiit ,wfth, this sale. Each-.• year the , rv . Christmas seal message is told tc - -America^ through the flne^cooper atkm ,of, stores, newspapers, tlie- atres, radio stations and out-doo: advertising companies. '' Show at the CalU _-/, ' On December 3'and 4 "Sand in he Gears" will be shown at the Call theatre. This Is a picture everyone should see. It shows how people may help battle a disease •wh'eh annually kills thousands in the nation. According to. Mrs. Pelisek, county chairman, no relation exists between the Christmas Sea sale sponsored by'.the Tuberculosis Association and the Red Cross Roll Call. There is some apparent misunderstanding in this regard: The'seal sale wMl be continued until Christmas while the Roll Call will be conducted , later. Murtagh Re-elected To Board of Iowa Taxpayers Group At. the .annual meeting of the Iowa Taxpayers Association, held in Des Molnea Friday, C. B. Murtagh, Algona, was reelected a member of the board of directors. He has served in'this capacity the past several years. Though unable to be present at the meeting his reelection indicates the respect in which he is held by the members of the aasociat'on. When Ernest Lee Fry, Algona, son of R. G. Fry, enlisted in the army on January 3. 1840, and was asked as to what lie would like to .do in camp, he 'stated that he knew something about cooking and perhaps that" would fit in pretty well. As a result, following his basic training, he Was sent to Fort Rosencrans, California, and .today is the cook for the officers at the • fort. Perhaps it may be that he "knew something about cooking" because.he is the youngest in a family of six sisters.. ' He was- home on furlough in (August, 1941, and at that time he had the above p.'cturb with 'his father taken. Father AVill Be 77 "."elder Nexft Sunday, the 29th,, ih,e der MiV.lTrye will celebrati*'' 5 - his 77th birthday. He is one of the old-time residents of Koa- suth county and owned and farmed the place one mile west on the Whittemoro road and the second house south. This was the family homestead until about 20 years ago when they moved to Algona. Mrs. Frye passed awny October 14, 1933. Mr. Frye is naturally proud of his only son making g6od 'n the army. He has enjoyed good health up till about a year ago when he suffered a slight stroke but he is coming out of that now In fine shape. The daughters are Mrs. O. L. Miller, Livermore; Mrs. Fred Skilling, Algona; Mrs. Elliott Skilling, Algona; Mrs. Chas. Harvey, Al-' gona; Mrs. Willard Gr'egscm, ,,Algona,, and Audrey, at home ' with-ther father!; < :.. • •- KIDDIES TO PUT ON DOG SHOW IN ALGONA FRIDAY Exhibition to be Preceded By Parade at 1:00; Every Dog Entered to Get Prize Sponsored by Algona merchants the sixth annual dog show will be staged here Friday of this week. The exhibit and judging w'Jl be staged on the court house lawn if the weather is favorable. Following the judging and distribution of awards the kiddies in the county who are here will be treated to a free movie at the Call Theatre. T : c- kets for this event s have been distributed to every country school in the county. Many Prizes Offered The owner of the smartest, most educated dog for tricks will be awarded a Schaefer pen and second will get a wood waste paper basket. For the best dressed dog, 24 % Ibs. Mother's Best Flour and second, 50c in war stamps. For the dirtiest dog the owner win get one gallon ! of barn paf.nt. The dog which can run the fastest will pull down a 2- gallon can of 760 motor oil and second 50c war savings stamps. The owner of the fattest dog gets a pair of house slippers. Other prizes will be awarded for the yel- Homer Hush, Algona, To Editorial Staff Of Wallaces Farmer Taking up his new duties yesterday Homer Hush, 115 S. Ridgley street, Algona, is now associate ed'tor under Donald Murphy, orr the Wallaces' Farmer, outstanding agricultural weekly in Iowa. The work is not new to Mr. Hush as ne owned and edited the Marcus, Iov.-a News, several years before coming to Algona April 1, 1941,' with the Iowa Defense Relocation Corporation. In fact he will prove a valuable addition to the Wallaces' Farmer editorial staff. Born and raised on a Montgomery county farm and having land interest there it the present time, he surely knows :he problems and interests of Iowa farmers. Mr. and Mrs. Hush will move their household goods to DCS Woines December 1. Two Kossuth Boys Are Iowa's Top 4-H Dairy Team In 4-H Congress lowest tallest dog, dog, the saddest dog, the the blackest dog, in fact every dog will get a prize which participates in the parade. 'Other Events in Offing On the Saturdays of Dec. 5, 12, and 19 Santa Claus wMl be in town with a treat of candy for the kid- dtes and to welcome all shoppers in Algona. A "Thank You" shows at the Call Theatre will be extended free, by the merchants, to all Algona trade shoppers on December 16th and 17th. SIX CHURCHES IN UNION SERVICES WEDNESDAY NIGHT Six Algona churches will worship together Wednesday even'ng in a special Thanksgiving service at the Presbyterian church. The union services are sponsored by the Algona Ministerial Association and will begin at eight o'clock. The Rev. Frederick W. Volzkc of the Bapt?at church will preach the Thanksgiving sermon and the Rev. C. C. Richardson will preside. The other ministers of the association will each take part in the services. The Presbyterian senior choir will s'.ng, 'Last Night I Walked Where Jesus Walked." Orin Spaulding, local music instructor, will direct. Participating churches are the Baptist, Methodist, Oongregjatiional, Presbyterian, Nazarene, and First Lutheran. All congregations and friends are ,'n'f ited to attend. Local Bureau Members Attend Convention Attending the annual convention of the state farm bureau Monday and Tuesday of this week at Des Moines were L, A. Brown, the county agent; Bill St, Cla.'*, boys' agent; Miss Ahna Bchultz. home demonstration agent; Wayne Keith, president of the county bureau; Mr, and Mrs. C. C, Inmajn, of Bancroft, the latter voting delegate for women; J, C, Skow, Wes ley; W. H. Patterson, Buffalo Cen ter, and Fred Brown, Fenton, KOSSUTH SCOUTS IN COURT OF HONOR NEXT MONDAY NITE County Troops to Take Part ia Pot Luck Supper; New Officers to be Elected for .District ' * ' 'Antone Johnson, president of the Kossujb, District; 'Bo'y Scouts, announces that the annual •meeting of theV district will be held in the h.'gh school gym here next Monday night. 'It is hoped that the full attendance'of the troops from the different 'towns in the district may >e had. A feature of 'the .meeting will be the pot luck supper to be erved at 7:30 to be participated in by scouts, dads, mothers, sponsors, ifflcers, etc. Program and Election Following the supper a program will be presented and elect'on of officers for the district will be held, as well as reports .made by the various committee heads on scout activities during the past year. Following this a court of honor; will be held in charge of W. H. Rockey, advancement chairman. Another Eagle award will be made, the second in this district when Harlai Laahbrook, Algona, will toe given the medal. Other awards of first second and tenderfoot scouting wil also be made. No Mail Delivery Thanksgiving Day The Algona post office will be closed all day. Thursday, Nov. 20, Thanksgiving day. There will bd no city or rural deliveries. The general delivery window will be open from 9:30 a. m. to 10:00. All IncymiinK and outgoing mall will be worked as usual. ' Elson Fischer Takes Over Field Executive Job For Scouts Here Officials'of the Prafrie Gold Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, announced'' Saturday the appointment of Elson Fischer field scout execuive in the area succeeding Chester George who rcently moved to St. Joseph, Mo., to take over a like job in that area. Mr. Fischer BOOS Heavy butchers, 300-300 ........J12.H3 Packing sows, 270-860 12.71 . e , -. . OBAIN No.-t.a white corn, new , ».80 N9« it yfHow corn, old ...*......_... ,70H Na 2 yellow 'corn, new • M W, 9 mixed cprn, new .87 H 3Q |b, test white oats ., **tt No. S barley 47 KOOS over 5 lb«. - 19c 4 to 5 Ibs , _...l7c un^fer i Ibs, „.,„ 15o ,over 4H 41fl under iH -.., 10e 8pr mjs, over 6 Graham Store Managei Enters NayyrW.B, Wright, Successor & B. Inghanvis leaving Wednesday for Des Moines where be has enlisted in the navy, Mr. Jngh'api has been the popular manager for the Store in Algona for the past three years. Mrs. Ingham will go to Oskajoosa to be with u ~• parents tor the duration, . ^ Bsail Wjhjht t - new manager for the Graham store, arrived on , Monday., fife was transferred here Upn at Ft, Mad }» .married Irom a ^ Mr, ll «on, Lee, , rfnd a daughter, WEDNESDAY BUSY FOR OSTWINKLE IN JUSTICE COURT 'With; three cases coming \in on the one day, ,the 18th, Wednesday proved a busy day for Justice of he Peace C. H. Ostwinkle. Milton S. Armstrong, • Livermoire, was brought to court by- two truck weighing officers and fined $10 for >verloading his , truck. However, >ecause he bought new plates the fine was suspended. •Robert Samuel Jose, Dexter Iowa, was picked up by Officer McGinnis for speeding on Algona streets and was assessed $75 and costs with 40 being suspended, Harold Helmejrs, Algona, was picked up by Patrolman Hutchinson and brought Into court charged with reckless driving. He was assessed $25 and costs by Justice Ostwinkle, which' he paid,, ELSON FISCHER has already moved to 501 East Lucas street, Algona, with his wife and IB-months' old son, and has been "on the job about three weeks but his appointment was ony ratified Saturday. Born in Missouri, a Marshall, -• Mo., high school graduate, as well as a graduate. of the Missouri Valley College with a Ph. D. degree and majoring, in education and chemistry Mr. Fischer has an outstanding record in scout work, an Eagle scout rank as a boy, a bronze palm award, veteran award, and serving as scoutmaster and district commissioner during his years in active scouting. He came here from" Scottsbluff, Neb., where he was field executive the past two years. Large Area Here Fischer will be responsible for the training and enlisting of volunteer leaders to carry on the scout program in - this area, a large one, and particularly will he be responsible for the organization, training', camping, and activities, health and safety, advancement and financial features scout work in Calhoun, Green, Humholdt, Hamilton, Kossuth, Palo Alto, Pocahontas, Emmet and Webster counties. Nineteen counties are now being given field service by the Prairie Gold Council and it is expected that a third field executive will be added after the first of the year. The area is one of the largest in the middle west with 3 600 men and boys in full time war work and the membership has grown nearly five times over the total number of men and boys two years ago. When the 21st annual National 4-H club congress opens in Chicago Nov. 29th for a four- day convention and show, two Algona boys wMl be a part of that show by virtue of being Iowa's top 4-H dairy team. They will demonstrate dairy cattle feeding for production, drawing upon their 4-H club work and experience with cow test associations. Members of Algona Club The boys are Robert (Mayer, 19. son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Mayer, farmers six miles southeast of Sexton (left '-n the photo) and Wayne Barr, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Barr, farmers three ' miles south of Algona. Both boys are members of.the Algona 4-H Dairy Calf Club, of which Floyd Bode is the leader. Mr. Bode will attend the Club Congress in Chicago with the boys. Up to within' several years ago Floyd was one of the county's outstanding boys' club workers and his leadership of the Algona club has proven an effective and worth- whMe one. Boys Arc Showmen Both of the boys have proven themselves good showmen and nave exhibited their calves at The Iowa State Fair and as well at the Waterloo Dairy Congress in the past. Bob's Brown Swiss championship award at the Waterloo Congress in 1941 stamped him as an outstanding 4-H club boy in Iowa and he was awarded a gold watch in recognition of these qualities. Both boys have been active in judging and general club work the past several years. Bob has been active in 4-H boys' work the past seven years and : Wayne comes a close second with six years to his credit. Express) Agent Has Regular Tire Fornis Express Agent Joe Pellnek announces that-ho'now has a supply of the regular "forms for en- :torlng tires turned over to the government. Thtose who received only an express receipt when they turned in their tires may now call at the office and fill out the regular form. However, don't apply for forms except on November 26, 27, 28 and SO. Fair Association in Annual Meet Monday The annual meeting of the suth County AgrigulturaJ Aasoqia* tion will be held in the Legion hail next Monday afternoon at two O'clock, Jn the past thp annual meeting has been hei4 in January. Secretary Earl Vincent announces that three directors for three year terms will be elected at lh»« ^neet- in$ , The ^rectors wfcoap terjna expire .are A. A* SchipulJ, Clark, Scuff, ham and Chas. Qulnn. Tfcere are nine members p^u» bgard. and the . president and vjcp president of the WMWoJation will alfto be selected from' the boa,r<| ? Gwrge Kohl, Union Township Soldier, Injured in Arizona Bankers Life Cites Ed Thaves of Algona The classical features of our own Ed Thaves appeared in the De Moines Register last Wednesday the occasion being his winning the prize offered by the Banker's Lift Insurance company to the man writing the most insurance for the month of October. In awarding the prize the company had this to say ''An 11-year veteran of our Mason City territory, Mr, VThaves wrote more new life insurance during the month of October than any other salesman in that territory. He wrote his business OR farmers ant high school youths, two fields in which he has been specializing lately. Mr. Thaves enjoys the confidence of the people of his commun- unity, who regard him as a good citizen, a hard worker and a man who knows bis business. They will Join with us in congratulating ' on his fine work ta October." «4'» many Kossuth county friends 1 qff tbejr bats to the great life , . basebftlj wd Union: qeo. Kohl, ton of ftfr. Mr*. Geo, KoH Sr., «£. liWB* »t JJlke Weld, Ariaon*, me.t witti » s*rt«iw accident army boys were waittn* jwrotew. Thebwover, »top 'of wwwl HU* his rijfbt vm mmta ^holiday*. until »«*r the Ear I L^rtoiu to Aberdeen, 30. Dak. Gar) («r«on, manager of the S. & X* store, wW leave Pecember i, to take over $he manajrership of the & & U store ft Aberdeen; South Dakota. Mrs. Larson and theU two boys will fojow as so<?n as a suitable ho« e P ^ be found, e here ahout FINAL RITES FOR L G. VINCENT, 80, HELD FRIDAY ormer Algona Eeal Estate Man'Late of Texas, Buried in Riverview, Survived by Wife Funeral services, were held here last Friday afternoon at the Congregational church for I. G. Vincent, San Antonio, Texas, with Rev. D. R. Martin in charge. Pall bear* ers were I* W. Keith, Otto K»ud- sen Nel.s Beck, B, N. Ifcytor, B,ert McCorkle and W. A, Dutton. Interment was in Riyervtew cemetery n the family lot. I4ved, Here Jinny Ye*n Mr, Vincent toad been in failing ie$)£h several years and in July of last year suffered a broken hip which, added to bis ill health coi»di- ion, He passed away last Monday. if is survived by>te »merMr|.Jas, Stewart urv{ve4 by « nephew, E Jgcm «Q4 » brother, % f. W| FOUR TEAMS HOLD TIE FOR FIFTH PLACE IN LEAGUE The past week's bowling in the Kossuth Bowling League sees four teams still teid for fifth place as was the score last week. The K, of C. lost to drop out of the tie and the Jaycees came in to take their place. Old Style Lager anc Wesley Auto are fed for sixth am Barry's Midgets and Pioneer ar. matched for eighth. The high scor for the week was made by Holsum Bread when they tipped 2909. The standings: W Mullins Hybrids 21 Honeymead Grandads ....20 John Deere-Tyke 19 Jr. C. of C. .....17 Fuller Brush 17 Silver Gray cafe J.7 Holsupi Bread ,17 K. Of C. 16 Old Style Lager 15 Burt .'.....IE Barry's Mdgets 10 Pioneer 10 SERVICES FRIDAY ALGONA RESIDENT Passed Away Tuesday : FollowingiPour Months' Illness; Sulrvived by Five Children Following a four months' illness Mrs. Lucy Hodges, 76, died at her tome here. Funeral services were held from the Methodist church on riday afternoon, Rev. N. A. Price n charge and interment was in Riverview cemetery. Pallfcearers were W. S. Windell, A. A. Bishop, Chris Johnson, L. W. Keith, W. A. Dutton and Wm. Ru,nchey. Native of Wisconsin Deceased was- born Nov. 21, 1866, n Fayette, Wisconsin, Lucy Adele Cook, On July 21, 1889, she was married to Willis H. Hodges at GOVERNMENT ASKS 4,000 ACRE BY 15-MILE RADIUS Minimum 10-aere Contract With Farmers; Crop Pays on Equality with Corn, or Soy ifeeans If formers -within a 16-mllo radius of Algona will contract to plant and harvest hftmp this year, the minimum tract being ten acres,, the total number fit acres 'being 4,000, a hemp processing plant will be erected by ' the government .in Kossuth ' county. . When A. J. Ixiveland, state AAA chairman, came to. Algona last Friday forendon arid met with a group of local AAA Officials and committeemen, 'farmers and stockrais- ers, he asked,'mi ibehalf of the gdv- ermnent ,that Kossuth county farmers take on a hemp raising program the coming year to aid la produd- tion of this much-needed fibre fop war efforts. He also .stated that Ifteen counties in this north central Iowa district had been asked ind many of them had agreed, to ;ake on the job for the reason of lastening victory. It .'s a job largely up to the mid-western farmer tt» handle. Government Wants Contract* Because hemp can be grown on soil fitted for corn and because ' the north central part of Iowa has the best corn soil .'.n the World the government is making the proposition to Kossuth .farmers, and incidentally, begging for .help. The shortage of rope for use in the U. S. Navy and for merchant ships has become an acute problem. Imports have .been ^closed and the countries which .formerly furnished our supply of hemp are now unable to sell us a pound. Hence it' te up to our farmers to take over and solve this problem. ,An acre in this part of Iowa will grow, under ordinary and favorable conditions, from 3 to 3% tons of hemp, and from this .may. be . processed from 900 to 160o pounds of :fibre. The present price would bring about $90 ! ^'er'acre whtcK Ss'a "comparable excellent- revenue ~ compared ijtf other Iowa crops. ^ "" Np Cash Outlay • To the contracting farmer the government furnishes* the seed, ranging at about £12 to $14 per acre and which is deducted when th$ crop is delivered. The seed lg broadcast or close drilled oh land as prepared for corn, usually fol- owing the season's oats Seeding-. There is ho cultivation.' About Saptember 1st the government sends n a hemp harvesting machine, and urnishes the operator. The operator is pa.'<J by. the farmer,, but not n cash, amout being deducted 'at ime of settlement The 'machine uts the hemp, stalks usually be- ween 5 and 8 feet in height, and windrows the crop. It is left - In windrows from 4 to' 6 .weeks, ex T ept that once during, that'time it s turned, this <by hand'and done y the farmer himself. . Following proper interval • for retting, peri mitting the pulp to more or less, ecay, the government again sends ut a machine which picks up the windrows and biuds the hemp Into Darlington, Wisconsin. In 1904 the bundles which arp~then shocked! amily moved to Algona. Mr Hodges died in 1923. She is sur- ived by five chMdren, Mrs. Ethe' "otter, West Bend; 'Mrs. Nellie I, 6 7 8 10 10 10 10 11 12 15 17 17 Pet .778 .74' .70 .630 .630 .630 .630 .593 .556 .444 ,370 Roger Michel, Algona, On University Squad According to »'news story from Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell, S, P., Roger MicheJi Algona, was a member of the varsity football squad entertained at the annual 'football banquet given by the university president last Wednesday evening. The squad has played an exceptionally good season with a majority of wins in its Campbell, Minneapolis i Mrs, May- 'ielle Rentz, Algona; Mrs. Gladys ihapman, Fort Dodge, and Russell Hodges, Ctfnton. Fifteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren .also survive. A son, Hoawrd, died in the service of the first World War and a daughter, Edith Mae, died In 1919. Carroll Johnsons to Move to Fairmont Carroll Johnson has relinquished managership of Johnson D-X station and will leave this week for Fairmont, Minn., to begin work with the Railway Motors. He has operated the local station for the past nine years and always had a cheery greeting and good word for 'everyone. His famMy will join hijri in Fairmont as soon as a home can be found, Vernon Jenson. who has been associated with the Mid-West Service Co., here the past two years, wi|l be the new manager of the station, arid took possession Monday. Deliver After Drying Period Following a period, sufficient toe good drying the hemp crop'is load-, ed and brought to the processing plant by farmer, tfere it is .weighed and graded and paid for hy( the government. The processing plant will be built and machinery equipped by the government and will employ about 100 people ten months out of the year. Most of these ei% ployees can be women, About a 60- acre area, must be provided 'for the plant for stacking purpose's, and which the government also pays forj It is estimated that the plant and ground and equipment wiU total in the neighborhood of $335,000. It must be located on a primary high, way and near a town v wbere the. lousing problem will not interfere with its operation, Contracts in December •, The contracts for the acreage al« otments must be written during December In order that the government may build and establish the plant in time for operat'on on the next fall's, harvest, Job p| contacting farmers for contracts I to be dons by the^AAA and Bs slon group. Hemp effects S9» tility about the same as corn sad is a good smother crop fee Chiischilles and Ridenonr Most Have Something On fee Football 1° **<? rears hf followed the feaj estate usintss in and had waved Antonio, Texas, in i#?«wbf re he had since made Ms hpm*. Lutheran age pan not be taken from (Looks l?4t*'the ChjrisehilleB the Bidcnovr famijief have some? thing on the foot ball the way they are turning in winninf guesses. This {9 tJje third time thM» name* have fiwwed within fl^hwiaK NtHg«* 'Ofarftf' even tox?k first $lc week. He had every team right to win on « Banry Recreation card. David l#n s came, in with «flep«4 with 89 error points on % Barker Erujr csard, white Clyde ^ide- ROUJ to^ jSird with 100 error on ,'a Parker Prug carjl.

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