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Or "Iff MS, * PLAN IN COMPLETE With Appointment of 1$ Slock Leaders 1,062 Homes in Clity Contacted Within Sliort Time According to Mrs. H. L. Gilmprc, dHteCtor of block plan organization . In'Algona, with the recent appoint- ihent of 108 block leaders the local organization has been completed. Now c'vlllan war service may be rendered and 1,062 homes In the City may be contacted almost with. in.the hour. Sponsored by the civ- 1 Ulan defense council the purpose «f bhe block plan organization is to make possible hurrfed contacts Mrith every home In the city, for educational as well as defense pur- nosea, for co-operation with such projects in food rationing as may develop, etc. Zone Leaders Go-operate -Assisting Mrs. Gllmore !-n the completion of the block leader sel- «ct.»ona 'were Mrs. W. G. McCullough, • first ward zone leader; Mrs. A. A. ' Bishop, second ward zone leader; Mrs. Alma Nelson, third ward zone leader, and Mrs. D. D. Monlux, fourth ward zone leader. There , 'are 130 of Algona's women connected with this block plan organization, ready and willing to co-operate in the furtherance of all problems wh'<!h may obtain In civilian defense for the duration. The ward block leaders are as follows: First W*rd Personnel •Mrs. 'Gladys Taylor, sector head. ,,-. Block -leaders' are Mrs. Ed Carney, Mrs. Harold Ross, Mrs. J. F. Pell- sek, Mrs. tfyle Latch and Mrs. E. Ni Taylor.'Mrs. J. F. Greenberg, Sector head x 'Block leaders are Mrs. W.. E. Me"Donald, Mrs. George St. John, Mrs As "M. Anderson, Mrs. Carlyle Becker, Mrs. Wm. K Ferguson and Mrs. A. E. Laurltzen. Mrs. Paul Bell, sector head. The block leaders axe Mrs. Henry f Dearohs, Mrs. D. H. Norton, Mrs. I Ed Wolpott, Mrs. Cecil McGinnis, fairs. R. H. Hutzell, Mrs. Joel BHerbst, Mrs. R. F. Perry and Mrs ' V. J. Fuller. .... Second Ward Workers ?f Mrs. Albert Granzow, sector head. Block leaders are Mrs. W. C. Ire- Ian, Mrs. Harvey Rueter, Mrs. Jack 'Hilton, Mrs. W. Ringgenberg, Mrs. i 'F. C. Scanlan, Mrs. Josephne Stanton, Mrs. Gordon Kuhn, Mrs. M D.'-'Redfleld, Mrs.'W. L. Gregson. (Mrs. Anton iDidriksen, sector head. Block leaders .are Mrs. Herman Hauberg, .Mrs. John McDowell, Mrs. Sid Spear, Mrs. D. A. Barnard, Mrs. Bert Deal, Mrs. Glen Roland, Mrs. C. D. Schaap, Mrs'. Ann Hansen, Mrs. C.' H. Clemen, Mrs. LeRoy MoWhorter, Mrs. L. W. Gili lesp.'e, Miss Bertha Godfrey, Mrs. T. H. Holmes," Mrs. G. D. Stokes and Mrs. F. "A. Corey. Mrs. Fred Bartholomew,', sector head. Block leaders are Mrs. Golda-Guderian, .Miss • Lola Zeigler, ~" s.^Carrie Durant, and Mrs. ,™ cwyowunxx"*""" arefMrs, 'Joe^Blooro, ",Mrs. r Gene McMahon, Mrs. A'bert " 'OgDenV'Mrs."Joe, Kelly, Mrs. W. H. Godden and Mrs. Paul Hamill. ' Third Ward leaders" Mrs. W. D. Andrews, sector hqad. Block leaders are Mrs. Rose Barto, Mrs. P. J. Braner, Mrs. Norman Crawford, and Mrs. Peterson. Mrs. L. J. Malueg, sector head. Block leaders are-Mrs. -Riner Helmers and Mrs. Ann Zittritsch. Mrs. A. V. Larson, sector head. Block' leaders .are. Rose. Stebritz, Mrs. Frank Kajewski, Mrs. Winters, Mrs.' Grace Thompson, Mrs. August Be'tz and Mrs Warren Bonv- man. ' . 7 Mrs. Ernst Thlel, • sector • heaJ. Block leaders are Mrs. Tim O'Brien, Mrs. August Harig, Anna Nelson, Mrs. Tobin, Mrs. Phil Kdhlhaas, Mrs. A. L. Brown, Mrs. Rajph Elhert, Mrs. May Barry and Mrs. Wade Sullivan. Mrs. George Smith, sector head. 'Block leaders are Mrs. Henry Johannsen, Mrs.. Clint Lighter, Mrs. Mel Griffin, Mrs. M. G. Dearcha, Mrs. Lloyd Pratt, Mrs. Wm. Lalvell, Mrs. V.'c Sampson, Mrs. George Miller and Mrs, Karl Hoffman. ' Mrs, Vaughn Rising, sector head. Block leaders are Mrs. Joe Harig, Mrs. H, T. Barker, Mrs. L. J. Reed, Mrs. Frank Sterling, Mrs. Walte.- Klamp and Mrs. A.. F. Thompson. Fourth Ward Names Mrs. John McEnroe, sector-head. Block leaders are Mrs. Chas. Pommerening, Mrs. Theo. Chrischllles, Mrs. Dena Kohlhaas, Mrs. E. J, Murtagb, Mrs. C, B. Murtagb, Mrs. J. J. Wadleigh and Mrs. E. J. Hough. Mrs. Andrew Hansen, sector head. Block leaders are Mrs. I* A. Gronwall, Mrs. G. A. Sharp, Mrs, Avis ''Hill, Mrs, V. Stevens. Mrs. Ernest Godfredson, Mrs. Thissen, and Mi's. JDorothy Clark. (Miss Lucia Wallace, sector head. , .Block leaders are Mrs. A, A. Sterling and Mrs. E. A. Schemel, Mrs. E,ugene Murtagb. sector head, Block leaders are Mrs, Ey- erett Anderson, Mrs. Bert'Norton , and, Mrs, Loren Brown, , AFTERNOON MAO, .DELIVERIES TO START SATURDAY Beftarifnf Saturday afternoon pf thbf weVk regular city mall d<" er>es will be'made M on i^Mfe days. For;several yen) H9 msjl deliveries hj|v» been made - ' ' " noontf Ajong if" j toe M«| office, _ r -^,,-J, W« be open $ afternoons until 4 o'clock. ' ' ' Stl ' „ r - a ,„ lit ..... ayj. iPofltmaster Sullivan receiv- j tfte new regulations fwm Wart? tgton tbta weefe- f*e F<w*ffl» tot b* extension i» opening timt and • ma.H delivery % that all civil ' employes go P« a 48-t»pur —J l» tores heretoforft. Oflfl last acts rt-tttSt-~ »^toj«*«|bj£c* tf • Pi&KM Upper K K. Established 1865 ALGON.A, IOWA, THTTRSDAY, JANTTABY 34, 8 Pages WHITTEMORE TOWNSHIP TOPS SIGN-UP Joe Hatt&n Blazes a Fast One Over the Plate The fame of one of Kossuth .county's pitchers, Joe Hatten, son of Mr. an'd Mrs. F. J. Hatten, Bancroft, is country- wide, especially since he has joined the navy and the Oakland, California, navy team, out of the Naval Reserve Air Base, is cleaning up on all comers in the national sport. Here is one of the many stories being pr'nted in the :s columns of American dallies weekly, "St, Louis.' 'John Haupert, Burt, uncle of " Young Hatten, brought in the paper: "How would. Branch Rickey and Leo Duracher li'ke to have- a left- handed pitcher like Carl Hubbell, Herb Pennock or Lefty .Grove on the hurling staff of the Brooklyn Dodgers? Silly question, isn't it? Any club would give a, small fortune for a flinger of the Hubbell- Peimock-Grove variety. Yet it looks l.'<ke the Dodgers might own just such a man in Joe Hatten, 24- year old southpaw from Bancroft, Iowa, thanks to Larry MacPhail, Ted McGrew and Clyde Sukeforth. But here's the catch— this promising lefthander will not be available for the DodgersVunttt the war Is over. At present, Hatten is In the United States Navy, stationed at the air base 'n Oakland, Calif., as a seaman, first class. "It seems presumptuous to speak of Hatten in the same breath with Hubbell, Pennock and Grove. However, take a look at . Hatten's achievements during 1942. His featit will give some justification for believing he wljl some day become a great major league southpaw. "Hatten's record since jolni-ng the Navy last May is 19 victories and two defeats. He has strikeout records galore. In both his defeats, •Hatten's team was shut out, 1 to 0, and 4 to 0. One of his" games was a no-hitter. Another victory was a no-hitter. Cut Courtesy TJhe Sporting News "Naturally, Hatten faced some push-overs. But most of the teams he tackled were composed of professional players in the service, or major and m:-nor leagues playing in the San Francisco Bay area after the close of the. regular diamond season. "It will be recalled that the podgers were seeking a southpaw pitcher to face certain National they took Max Macon from Montreal. Maxle did quite well for •the Dodgers, but as good a pitcher as Macon is, he hasn't the "stuff on the -ball that Hatten has. But Joe's enlistment in the Navy, postponed his major 'league debut until we have settled our accounts-with Hitler and the Japs. "Hatten was sworn into the navy at noon on May 29. When he told them he could pitch, he was pressed i-nto service Immediately and chalked up a 3 to 2 victory that same afternoon. In a game against tho Treasure Island Navy Base, Joe struck out 14, and won. Some time late'r he srtuck outrtB of the Moore Navy Yard's team, allowed five hits, and won, 11 to 1. In this game he fanned 16 of the first IS men to face him, only one man reaching base, on a walk. "On October 6, Hatten hurled -a no-hit game against the Klnneally Yanks, winning, 3 to 0, issuing only two bases on balls. In the last game Hatten pitched before going on a furlough to visit his family in Iowa, he allowed one hit and struck out 16. "Hatten has struck out 228 men in 162 Innings. His control has been good, as an average of only two and a fraction walks a game proves. "The Dodgers formally purchased Hatten from Montreal at the close of the 1942 season." UNITED NATIONS WEEKOBSERVEDBY LOCAL THEATRES Directed by War Activities Committee 16,000 Theatres Will Co-Operate in Observation This week. Ja,n?}4 through Jan. 20, 16,000 theatres !n America'are celebrating United Nations Week. Acordingly Norman L. Rice, man, a£er of AJgona's theatres, has made plans and arrangements for cooperation in-lhe observation with th? assistance of citizens, the schools ami local organizations. Special features And "«hjH?t$" setting out thf purpose and the need for helpr Ing the'peo.phVof tfte United N*» tions have been shown at the theatre the past weeh. The alms of observation are two-fold: ID %«q«*lnt. Americans with -the people/who. are filming shoiilder to jhwOdejr yttb.u* fun},(?). Jp pofl? tribute som.elh>ng malarial to th>of tfcf wftMjripkeji people, FU* Drill Monday r* Bic* i*88 fcwftwsd for the jrtrl* to pr«fent the VnUed N<M flftgr drill on the stage of tbe Call Thefttrf.lMonday n jgtit. On Tuesday the school* of the county are go/n* $9 participate by staging "parade of pennies.'' The Ala. schftote, e*peci»Uy, hay« made arangementa to Institute this penny doping the day, Tuesday, Richard L. Potter, Graduate at Navy Pier Nbw a navy, "specialist" and soon to be assigned to duty servicing the warplanes of Uncle Sam's fighting naval aviators, Richard L. Potter, 21,'son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben H. Potter, 409 North Phillips street, Algona, was graduated from the U. S. Naval Training school for aviation machinist's mates at the Navy. Pier Friday, He was promoted to' the petty officer rating of aviation machinists' mate, third clasa, upon graduating. Potter has received instruction in assembling, servicing and repairing airplanes, and the principles and theory of flying. COUNTY RED CROSS METWEDNESDAYTO ELECT COMMITTEE Chairmen for the Varioua Branches of Service Also Named by Executive Committee A Kossuth County Chapter Red Cross meeting was held in Algona at the city l.'.brary Tuesday afternoon. In charge of Mrs. Paul Zerfass, chapter chairman, the purpose of Jhe meeting was to select an executive committee for the yeur. It was decided .by the chapter the executive committee was to be made up of each branch chairman irr the county and the county chapter officers. T. H. Chrischilles, chairman, spoke on the "Books for Boys in the Service" campaign, and Miss Antoinette Bonnstetter, public health nurse, addressed the group, urging continued ,act?vity in lining up home' nursing studies. Due to a shortage of doctors and nurses the importance of home nursing is paramount, Miss Bonnstetter sai;l. Selects Chiarmen The newly-created executive committee met following the service for the year as follows: Finance and War Fund—M. H. Falkenhainer. Publicity—<D. E, Dewel. Home Service and Civilian Relief—C. A. Phillips. Home Nursing—Mrs. Anna Hamstreet, Titonka. Disaster Preparedness — Jne Bloom. First Aid—Delia Frankl. Junior Red Cross—Fedelia Skow. Volunteer Service—Mrs. H. M. Smith. . Nutrition—Mrs. C. H. Beardsley. Life Saving —'Bob McCullough. JAMES F. BLACK, OF IRVINGTON, He Had Livejl on Same . Farm Many Years; wife and 6 Children Survive Death came to James Frances Bfack, prominent and popular farmer of Irvington township, on Tuesday morn-ing at 11 o'clock when he succumbed to a stroke suffered the previous Sunday afternoon at 5 o'clock. Mr. Black had not been feeling so well since the past summer though he was able to be about and attended to much of his work, Native of Irvington James Frances Black was born in Irvington township October 12, 1881, the son of Hugh ami Harriet Black, Kossuth pioneers, the jelder Mr. Black coming from Renfrew- shire, Scotland when a 'young man 'and who bought the place on which Paul A. Black now lives. It was on th!s farm that James was born. He attended the rural schools as well as Algona high school. Married in 1908 He was united in marriage to Miss Belle C. Smith, Greenwood township, June 10, 1908, and started housekeeping on the farm which he had then bought and where they lived since that t?me. His wife survives him as does also the six children born to the union as follows: Pauline A. (Mrs. Adolph Girres), Wesley; Hugh M. at home; Florence E. (Mrs. George Kain), Algona; Lucille 'B., San Antonio, Texas; Lt. Paul A., aviation cadet center, San Antonio, Texas, and Mary H. (Mrs. Douglas G. Fraser) now a Red Cross nurse serving la London, England. A brother/ Paul H,, and a sister, Mrs. Edna M. Smith, both of Algona, and five grandchildren also survive, Many Interests Mr. Black was active in many organizations. While still a young mare he joined the Methodist church, he "was a member* of the Farm Bureau, a director on; the Irvington Elevator board, a AAA committeeman for Irvington township and served as township trustee. Funeral services will be held from the Methpdisrt church here at 2 p. m. Friday and interment w'-ll be In Rlverview cemetery. John Spongberg, One of British Commandos A letter to Harry Spongberg, writ ten by his son, John, in Algeria, North Africa, November 16, 1942, indicates that "John is a member of one of the now famous British Commando groups which has harassed the Axis !« different parts of the European continent. The letter was written before John was captured and made a prisoner by the Italian government. Remember N»v. 8 The letter says in part: 'Well, Dad, I can write nearly anything I want to. It will be the first time since the middle of last August that I can. I guess you know what happened in Alger.'a on November 8th. I haven't heard from you since Sept. 20 and I answered that letter on October 4th. I haven't seen an Algona paper since August llth. I am well and .feeling fine. Couldn't ask for anything better." . ; i -i? New Address Here John sets out his new.ad- dress and it is A. P. O. London. This indicates that he is now serving under British orders. And part of the address contains "No. 1 Commandos." He also states that from now on postage will have to be paid on his letters, another Indica- tion that he is serving the British. Letter from Mediterranean He continues, "This letter is scribbled in places, it is because I am writing it along the shores of the Medfterranean. I am resting on a blanket and there is i good sea breeze. Haven't much more to say. Wish you the best of luck, a happy birthday an-d a very Merry Christmas. By the way, airmail to -London is about 25c. Flense send me some American 6c airmail stamps." Famous Commandos And so Algona has a boy who battles w.'-th the- famous British Commandos, the group of carefree, brave men who make life miserable for Axis outposts and who harass the troops and equipment of Axi.-' stations. According to news reports the Commandos have been active the past year from the North Sea and along the coasts of occupied countries and more recently the coast lines of the Mediterranean. It is now belf-eved that John was made a prisoner duif.ng a recent Commando raid on the coast of Ita'.y. Perhaps our readers will Temem- ber that several such raids were' announced during December by the English authorities. : CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTOR IS RECLAMED Ernest Eicherfberger's Case Dismissed and Class 2-C Deferment is Given Him Ernest Edward Eichenberger, of Lakota, who was charged with violation of the Selective Service Act by reason of failure to report for induction, has been reclass'-fied by Kossuth Couple Grandparents of Fort Dodge's First 1943 Baby "The birth of two He* Year's day babie« at tbe Lutheran hps- nH»i, port Podgf , ^ 4 ts ilie revel- fttion; of ft colcidence concerning {he • two young pugh the y«nej| had before met each owe', a chesk. to, to the unusual tocldent p* two b on tbe first day of |$48 to hpspiwi officials disclosed, the. fuel (bat tbe A%dtbers-wer$ thenjfijByeg both bo.r|) to BergeiB, Norw^,,fVtherruore, cagh QJUQJI &Q thfi »*--**- ^ *«*- *- * tbe age oj M inoj Uta$UMttiU- fully claiming the honor of being tbe first baby born at Fort Podge this year. Little Ronald Pitman has 4 tw-? year old aittw, Barbara Ha*. has one unique distinction, four grandpsrentii. all Hying, have a total of 18 grandchildren and he U In the Ljttle Ronald Pitman'? maternal Uve in Kwuth caua- Tjwy are *fr. «ft4 jj Dahl, Uvlng g, J, .Theyboj now live and ' \i also, brpHgti t w UML , 'ttwiBJg^ m JWA - tural worker. This action was taken by the Board after consideration of the fact that the brother, Lloyd,. was inducted into the army on a regular call from this Board on October 27th, 1942; and that the only other brother, Bernard, was enlisted in the Army Air- Corps "on November 27th, 1942. Agreement at Sioux City The case of the United States against Ernest has therefore been dismissed by the United States district attorney for northern Iowa, T. E. Diamond, in accordance with an agreement reached at Sioux City between Mr. Diamond, Col. Oliver P. Bennett, head of the legal sec- tfon of State Selective Service Headquarters, and Lester L. Lease, chairman of the local board. Ernest Eichenberger had claimed that he was a conscientious objector and appealed to the' District Board,of Appeal on that basis and also on the grounds of being a necessary occup'at'onal worker. The appeal was denied after invest!-gatloa by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Ernest stated he refused to bear arms because of his conscientious objections, but that he was willing to go to a work camp for conscientious objectors. He w'as reported to the U. S. district attorney and subsequently arrested on a federal warrant and released on bond awaiting trial. Retain Ernest on Farm It is the province of the local board to determine who shall be selected for service !-n the armed forces and who shall be retained in his civilian occupation in order to further the war effort. Therefore the local board decided that with the acute shortage of manpower, tho interests of the government would be best served by retaining Ernest on the farm rather than by having him confined or sent to a work camp. Twogoods and Barbara Haggard to Florida Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Twogood and Mrs. Twogood's sister, Barbara Haggard left Tuesday morning for Pensacola, Florida, where Mr. Twogood is a lieutenant in navy aviation training. The Twogoods had been called to Sioux City by the Mlness of Mr.Twogood's father w.ho had undergone a major operation, and is now recovering- There are about 20,000 naval aviation cadets taking training at Pensacola, where Lieut, Twogood also is a physical director. TJie naval men are going and comtag at all times, and J4e«t, Twogaod expects to see foreign service soon, Mrs, TwoRood i« tbe eldest daughter of Mr. and; Mr^ M. p. Haggard. w May Hold Over Here Awarding to Wllifem, B. Buirge, Mason City, a. representative of tbe CW wjfco has JBjaint|ine4^a# "' of "* Buy Your Auto License Before Feb. 1 or Walk In lieu of a new liceinse plate for your car this year you pay your registration fee and receive a sticker for the windshield and continue on the 1942 plates. County Treasurer C. W. Pear- Bon received 1,000 of the stickers Dec. 1. These were sold in a short time and since then he has had to ask people to wait until new 'pries arrived, or lie has taken the license fee and mailed -Oh> -Tuesday r^il^thUr week - the-* office received 5,000 and this Is short of the needed , number, about 7,000 for the county. Since the arrival of the stickers the office has been very bu>»y providing them for applicants and mailing out 1100 which were receipted tor previously. It is the opinion of the department that the registrations will not reach those of last year largely because of the many county men now in the armed forces, On February 1, a penalty o' $1 attaches if you haven't naid your registration fee. And -on top of that you don't drive your car after February 1 unless it has the 1943 sticker. Heretofore the time limit has been March 15th. The treasurer's office is of the opinion fhat the motor patrol will enforce the new regulatians after Feb. 1 — buy your 1943 sticker or walk. Go to Church Month To Be Observed by * Local M. £. Church Members of the Algona Methodist church are sponsoring a "Go to Church Month" starting on Sunday, January 17 and continuing through and including Sunday, February 14. Bishop Magee, of Des Moi-nes, will deliver the sermon here next Sunday at 11:45. Bishop Masee is one of Iowa's outstanding Christian leaders, an inspiring speaker, and his message will be well worth hearing. Throughout the month other guest speakers Will occupy the -pulpit. In the Yeoman Donald Frankl Serving at Miami, Fla. Donald, second son of Mr. and Mrs. U. B. Frankl, Irvington, enlisted ire the Naval Reserve in September 1940 at Miami, Florida, and has been stationed there since that time. He is serving as a yeoman in the naval air base at that point. He recently completed a course in aerology in the train-ing school at that station. Donald is a graduate of St. Cecelia's Academy here, class p£..1935. He attended St. Edwards' college at Seattle, Washington, one year and was a student in Trinity college, Sioux City, three years prior to his enlistment. KOSSUTH PIONEER DIES IN HOME HERE TUESDAY MORNING Mrs. Frank Shackleford, Natifve of Irvington, Had Lived in Algona About Forty Years Death came to Mrs. Frank Shackleford, at her home, 414 N. Harlan street, Tuesday morning following 8 ent re T i,,^ ^.-" ••* r *vi for some 30 years anora host o. friends and neighbors regret her demise deeply. Native of Irvington Rachel Harriet Parsons, born on November 24th, 1868, was the oldest of eight children of Mr. and Mrs. Gillespie Parsons, pioneer residents of Irvington township. Four brothers and one sister of the family survive her. They are W. A. Parsons," Belmond; A. W. Parsons, Maynard; John Parsons, St. Paul; Morris Parsons, Irvington; and Mrs. Merrill Burtis, Algona. Married in 1901 In 1901 she was married to Frank Shackleford and for 29 years they lived here he being; in the harness making business. To the union were born two ChMdren, one dying in infancy and the other when eight years of age. Mr. and Mrs Shackleford then- raised two foster children, Edward, and Mrs. Nina Norman, both of whom were living at home with their foster mother until her death. Mr. Shackleford passed away in 1933. Funeral Ibday Mrs. 1 Shackleford had been a member of the Congregational church for many years and a member of the ladies' Bible class. Final services will be held at the McCullough Funeral Chanel this afternoon (Thursday) at 3 o'clock and interment will be in the Irvington cemetery. meantime a cordial invitation is extended all peoples to attend services and especially are members ursred to make "Go to Church" month a success by their regular attendance. Opportunity to register will be provided. Arne Pedersen, Algona Flyer, Says 10 Hours Sleep Not Enough yen to fly and in the interview he so stated. When asked why he had decided to become an av'-atipn cadet he replied that it was his desire to fly and to serve his country and that in flying he always experienced a feeling pf solitude and independence, and that be was, interested in making a profession of military flyinjj. Asked .as to what he considered a good time when on. pass he stated tbftt aw dinner in the company pf, wife and another couple suj him flne. ?Je $&& not ^u p. amusement? Arfcpna, Arn| Peterson, t ,, son of Mrs, ML L. Pedersen, i tfeat he tboAigbt be ought to have ten bour« sleep, that be wasn't getting enough. FOUR TOWNSHIPS OUTOFSKTEEN TURN IN A ZERO Whittemore Heads List With 263 Acres; Sherman, Irvington and Union iFollow Closely It seems that the sign-up of 4,000 acres for the growing of hemp 'n the south 16 townships of Kossuth county appears to be slowing up " Up to noon of Wednesday there had been filed a total of 97 contracts covering a total of 1186 acres. And, according to our under, standing, there is but one day to go, the 15th, being the date set for completion. War Board Chairman Loss said that there were perhaps another 500 acres signed up in contracts which had not yet been filed, in fact he knew one committeeman had 200, but even at that the halfway mark had not been reached. Zero in Five Townships > Out of the 16 townships there were five which so far Jiad a zero'" mark. Garfield, LuVerne, Prairie, Wesley and Burt townships have- not turned in a single acre. Fen-ton, Rlverdale and Buffalo run: close seconds to the five w.'th less than 40 each. Whittem»re Township Tops Whittemore township heads the list with 263 acres signed up. Second is Sherman township with 239 and Irvington comes a close third with 185 and Unfon fourth witfi- 171. The reasons given for non- signing are many and varied. Largely the main reason seems to be that there is a worry for the help scar«> city. There are those who don't care to experiment wfth the crop.-,' Others fear the marijuana element. < And some don't want to take any* sort of chances on- the hemp turni' ing out a failure and los'-ng them,;. money. But the tops in reasons, for refusal to sign was that of ono farmer the writer heard say to an-, other farmer on the main street of Algona yesterday. Twas this: "I'll be damned if I'm.going to turn <£ hand for Roosevelt and his crowd? I«t 'em grow their 'Own hernp.'^ When we asked the farmer hi? n« he refused, to'-frfve/fi;tjr'""' •"- &lthi>«>*f.^£&*;&iii&^i3e Si» "*^ Jr - '.-"^J ^^,}<nlt- V* " n ? ™&& r ?l%fS War Board Chairman Appeal* § Robert E. Loss' war board cha'fR man,: has made;his appeal'for sight ups from the angle of the-growing of hemp as a defense and war ef4 fort, that it is patriotic. At no time has. anyone been asked to grow it from now on out Only this yean And it should'not be a money-losing proposition. With the barest of yields per acre it would be self-paying. 'Every time a ship is sunk there go, w:th it several tons of rope. And this country has lost many ships -both fighting and merchantmen and every day we are launching new ones. Hundreds of thousands of tons of rope are needed. The farmers of Iowa can grow it, and they have been asked to help. ' . , Rumors The element which Is putting on a fifth-column effort to prevent the signing .'a peddling all sorts of rumors. One heard today -waa the statement that Kossuth growers would have to haul the hemp to Britt or Humboldt. This is false, The contract specifically states that the haul shall not be more than so many miles, that the government will erect a processing plant within that miles radius. That if the plant is not erected within- a reasonable distance the grower may plow under his hemp field. War Board Needs Help Mr Loss has not given up hopes for the isuccestbil completion ot the sign-up of 4,000 acres. But he is asking for more help, lor men willing to go out and talk to prospects, to give them the true facts, to appeal to their loyalty and willingness to help win this war. Ha has asked for an extension of time limit for sign-up and will no doubt get it. In the meantime, here's bop- ing that Kossuth farmers will get into the harness along with neighboring counties and grow tons upon tons of hemp that we may beat tn* Axis. The Signers Plum Creek—Jewel M. Larson, 10; John Carroll, 10; F. W, Bacon, 1»; H, J. Bode. 10; Joseph, Krieps, 10: H§pry Felter, W; Clifton sobpter, Jfl. Total 8* apres, Lotts Cw^f-John W.'," to; mv^*^m. w ^. -41

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