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ACADEMY TAKES IURGTO ..__._ ONSWHf faMl&t and Mahoaey Tie tot Hlgfti Scot 1 ®! {Local Seconds Lose in Tight Game 8-7 Journeying to Emmetsburg Sunday in sub-zero weather the Academy quints won and lost each <\ game with St. Mary's basketefers. The Academy first team found their op&onehts easy goMig and at no time was there any danger with the score \n the first quarter 8-4, second 14-6, third 28-15 and final 34*26. High t>oints by the locals were made toy DeZellar and Mahoney with 12 'each. Phillips of at, Mary's rolled up 8. The sum- SSmy FK Ft Pf Defcellar, .f - 6 0 - 4 MtoEnroe, ,f - .--3 3 2 Mahaney, c « 0 3 Kajewski, g 0 1 2 fceynolds, g 0 0 1 Dailey - • 0 ° ° Valentine 0 0 0 34 4 32 Si. Mary's— Grace, f O'Dell, f Phillips, c . McCain, g ... O'Brien, g ... Mehair Howard Elwood ., ..0 1 0 ..2 1 2 ..4 3 0 ..0 0 2 ..1 1 0 ..2 11 ..0 0 1 ..0 0 0 18 6 Local Seconds Jjose 8-7 irl In the curtain-raiser the Academy Jost to St Mary's seconds 8-7, The 'game was hotly contested and realty nobody's game until the final minute. The first quarter proved : a zero for both teams and in the third they t'«d ith 5 each. They proved evenly enough .matched to make the game a good one. Dailcy and Winter each madrf a basket and free throws were* garnered by Winter, Dunn and Valentine.- Mary McEvoy, R. N., Joins Army Nurses Mary Geraldlne McEvoy, daughter of Mrs. Kather.'.ne McEvoy, Algona, received her notice and was sworn into the Army Nurse Corps Tuesday with orders to report ai Des Moines Tuesday, 'February 2nd Miss McEvoy took nurses' train- Ing in Mercy hospital at Fort Dodge and was graduated only last June During the past several months she has been on the nursing staff in a Waverly hospital. She is a graduate of St. Cecelia's Academy here, class of 1938. Miss McEvoy expects and hopes to see foreign service. FOUR PLACES ARE TIEDJH LEAGUE i ;pefCen£age'"!of''745. 'However, thi *Jay,cees»are "cfawling a close sec "ond with 706, Elght^teams are bat- .'tllng t.'«s in the line-up. The stand Ings: • •. W Mulllns Hybrids 38 Jaycees 36 Honeymead Grandads 35 Holsum Bread 35 Silver Grays 32 John Deere .32 K. of C 31 Old Style Lager 31 'Fuller Brush 27 Wesley Auto 27 Burt 24 Pioneer 24 Barry's Midgets 19 Pet .745 .706 .686 .686 .647 .62' 20/ .608 20 .608 .52 .52 .471 .471 L 13 15 16 16 18 19 24 24 27 27 32 .373 Security State Bank Holds Annual Meet At .the annual meeting of the Stockholders of the Security:State Bank Tuesday evening all of the present officers and directors were re-elected as follows a C. B. Murtagh, president; J. W. Haggard Vice president; Frank Kohlnaas vice president; E. A. Scheme!, cashier; ffl. J. Hough, D, C. Hutchison, M, G. Bourne, H. M. Hauberg, A. L. FWst and Gaylord Shumway, directors, According to President Murtagh the deposits .'« the bank increased $460,000 during 1942.- The total footings of the banjt at tbis time are in excess of $1,200.000, also a nice '<norease. Since its organiation in 1936 the bank has enjoyed a very satisfactory business progress. MARKETS •-*-*;-'— "• Established 1865 ALQ.ONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 194;) 8 Pages VOL. 72 4 — HEMP SIGN-UP 1669 ACRES PAST Lieut. Chester Long Mow in NortK Africa Word has been received from Lieut. Chester Long, A. F. S. C. that he has been stationed In North Africa since before Christmas. He had previously been stationed In England. He connected with the Intelligence division of the army air corps. His mother, Mrs Minnie Long, is now visiting her daughter (Gertrude) and fam.'ly, the W. IF*, Clow In Chcago. Mr. Clow, who has been assistant production manager for Armour Packing company, Is now a newly-commissioned ensign In the navy and Is stationed in the Bureau of Naval Procurement, Chicago. WAR RATION BOOK NO. 2 FAIREST WAY (^DISTRIBUTION W. P. Fre'nch, Chairman of Board, Urges Public to Study Provisions of Plan The point rationing plan, whloh is to be placed into effect in the near future, is termed ".the fairest way" of even distribution of commodl- t'es made scarce by the war to the W. P. French, _. .... local rationing board No. 55. He Said the plan assured the rich and poor alike a fair share of the available supply. Asks People to Study He urged the pubic to acquaint themselves with the provisions of the plan in order that they will be familiar with its workings when It becomes effective. The date the program will be placed in effect depends upon how soon your government can distribute War Ration Book Two and other supplies to local boards. Under no circumstances will the plan be put Into effect until'alibis in readiness for its successful inauguration, Mr. French explained. •Those Eligible for No. 2 " ll THEO. HUTCHISON GIVEN IMPORTANT COMMITTEE WORK General Assembly May Provide for Supervisors Appropriating Funds For Ration Offices In a letter received 'from Representative Theo. C. Hutchison from Des Moines this morning he writes the Upper Des Moines that there is a possibility that the General Assembly will pass a bill which provides that county supervisors may appropriate funds toward the maintenance of ration board offices. Heads Drainage Committee Mr. Hutchison was given some good appointments to committees. He Is chairman of the drainage committee and Is a member .of judiciary No. 1, motor vehicles, railroads, Insurance, banks and banking and rules committees. He also says: "Yesterday the standing committees were appointed. The only request I made was that of the appointment of my good friend Herman Knudsen, of Mason City, as chairman of the appropriations committee. This request was granted and I am sure that the pocketbook of the state is in good' hands so far as the house is concerned. Many of our local people are already acquainted with Mr. Knud- of his many Corp. Fred Kent, Says French and .'and baby in GRAIN No, 2 white corn, new ........ . ........... |.C8 JPR». 2 yellow corn, old ................. 85% No, 2 yellow corn, new ..... ........ 83V4 No, 2 mixed -corn, new ............ ;83 30 !b, test white oats .. ...... .......... ,83 jfa, 3 barley ..... „ ........... . .......... . ......... 60 HOGS Heavy butchers, 180-200 ..... . ...... $14,20 Heavy butchers, 200-326 ............ W-SO Packing BOWS, 270-360 ............ 14,10 FftcWng sows, 860-400 ................ W.95 Packing sows, 400-450 ............ J3.W CATTLE dinners and cutters ... ......... $5.00-7.00 Jto yearlings •••'-•• ........... W.00-13.50 Stock steers ............. - ......... 10.00-13.60 Vf»J calves ....... - ............... 8.00-M.OO »teers .... ....................... 12.50-13.60 cows ....... «... .......... .... 8.0041,00 „....„ ............... 11.00-12.00 and checked eggs ..... ......... 39c man, vyuutewi c*jm wen^j- i«» »«*«- v..«« ed States will be given War Ration Book Two, providing thejrhave registered for War Ration Book One, the one now being used for coffee and sugar. Among the commodities to be rationed are canned, bottled or packaged processed foods, such as fruits, vegetables, either canned, dried or frozen. Soups, juices, catsup, chili sauce and baby foods also are included I-n the rationed items. These food items will be obtained by the use of the blue stamps while .the red stamps will be used later when meat is rationed. The stamps in your War Ration Book Two ar,e both numbered and lettered. The^umbers (8, 5, 2 and 1) designate the point value of each stamp, while the letters (A through U) designate the period the stamp Is valid. The year will be divided f«to rationing periods with A, B, and C valid only in the first period. ' ;.., ,' Grocers to Have Table The blue stamps will be used when purchasing any of the rationed Items whose point value will be set by your government depending upon the supply. Your grocer will display an Official Table of 'Point Values provided him by the government. The government will keep a close watch on the supply of these processed foods and make changes In point values of the items from time to time as Is warranted by the available supply. Changes in point values of the items will be announced and the Official Table of Point Values will be changed to conform with the new values. • •Regardless of the variance In prices of the items the point values will be the same in all stores and In all parts of the country. Roland Pedwsen, City, Now Serving in Africa Mrs. M, F. Pedersen, city, received a Christmas greeting message from her son, Roland, from some point in Africa. Roland is connected with the army a?>r corps, la a cori pore! technician, and prior to his going overseas was stationed at Camp iFHzgibtwnft near Denver, where he served in the general hospital. Roland, by the way, mar* rled a Denver girl and they iare parents; of a son, Kenneth Lee, born October. 28th. Churchnuin, Honored The Rev, Leo Potter of the Slgour- ney Christian church has been honored with appointment to authorship ot the theme and sermon mat" eri«} to be used by the Christian churches of the nation during Easter week, He will prepare a toook^ let on the subject. ' 47o Bens, over 6 Ibs Hens, 4 to 6 Ibs. .................... y .......... 19c Cocks, over 4% ............... . ...... ... r ...Ho flacks, under 4K ............................ We QW 8 U)9 ....................... 26c 4 to 5 Ibs ....................... 230 under 4 }bs .................... 21p .... .............. - ..... ZOO : ........................ 16c 3c toss, Wednesday quotations. •• •• While crossing an fey street one night recently, Mrs, J3, W. Hammer of Ames fell and broke her right arm- Her dog gathered up for her the scattered pieces of mail %nd carried them Into the post- office. Ed Simmons of near Marengo says, this ye^r wastfee first time he had (wen » rob^j on his place at Christinas time. He reports th>t he «aw t*MJ bird p» Pfpgo|bff 2J, }n A Assembly is Organized "Now that the 'Fiftieth General Assembly is organized we are ail set to go to work. Henry Burma of Allison is speaker and A. H. Avery of Spencer Is the pro tern speaker. Nothing very exciting has happened as yet but I shall 'be glad to keep the Upper Des Mo:«es and Kossuth readers informed on all Important matters." CHRISTMASSEAL SALESUCCfESFUL THIS SI , The county Tuberculosis Association met Tuesday! January 12, at the Algona Hotel jfor a luncheon. Reports were giveA and there was election of officers. The officers are Joe 'Lowe, president; Dr. Shierk, vice president; Mrs. D. D. Paxson, secretary; Mrs. W. P. French, treasurer; Miss Bonnstetter is the advisory nurse; Dr. Keneiflck medical advisor; A. E. Lauritzen, educational chairman; Mrs. J. F. Pelisek, county seal chairman. Mrs Pelisek was elected as representative director. >A public "thank, you" Is given by Mrs. PeM^ek," Christmas seal chairman to fown • and township chairman assisting In the ( recent seals sale. Officers Grateul "As Christmas seal chairman of Kossuth county I wish to express my gratitude and appreciation of the Kossuth county Tuberclosis association to all those persons who contributed to the success of the 1942 Christmas seal sale. We wish to thank the Call theater which exhibited the movie, "Sand in the Gears". We also wish to thank the teachers and Superintendent Lauritzen for the prominent part which the schools again played In annual campaign, the county health nurse and the newspaper, the Upper Des Moines and the Advance for their Invaluable service," Contributions Coming Contributions are still coming to the .Christmas seal committee of the Kossuth county tuberculosis association. To date $2,176.63 has been received compared to $1934,30 at this time last year. All the chairman have not sent in their reports as yet. VICTORY BOOK CAMPAIGN WILL STRESS QUALITY T, H. Ohrlsch'lltes, local chairman for the victory book, cwpaljrn now being conducted, suggests that the slogan for the campaign should be "Any book you really want to keep is a good one to give." Receipt of information from headquarters indicates that quality, rather than numbers, is the aim pf the 3MW- paign. Book donor* are ssked to remember that the fighting man of today la stWyftur MW»**?F «*»«•• "--"* antf (fomxirrftW, t6w lie l,H?es other Ajjjericaa iflcftjly ourre n t more recently date) popular ,---—-., ,.„..-» adventure, western, 4etes«ye *n4 mystery fiction, technical books published since 19315, fcunwrpus boob-s of jokegj anecdotes, cartoons; and, group games. Mr. Chrlschilles. reminds t»»t in the last book campaign many old and utterly worthlcfift '1&Q0&3 w£?0 broujj-t Ins, feme oj wMsk njtare ao| worihth/ fMPP.tof, IJ>*» ftR"! trouble. Therefore flafe^ pfSStMF wttep w4l te {Because he was unable to cable his parents, Mr. and Mrs. (Fred Kent, Algona, Corp. Fred Kent, Jr.'s whereabouts were unknown until last week when a letter arrived from North Africa. He is connected with an ordnance regiment. He ihad not been heard from since late In November. Likes Africa He writes in part: "I am in perfect health, feeling fine and getting along nicely. The climate here )s very nice and our quarters are good. So far we have had an interesting experience and I'm looking forward to many more. The peoples .here are French and Arab and they are pleasingly Jr., North Africa, Arabs Friendly The French have some very nice homes, yellow being the predominant color and they re- imlnd me a lot of the John Goeders home in Algona with the Iron fence around it. Eating English Grub We are eating English canned rations and they are not toad at all, and so far are plentiful. We have plenty of cigarettes, but we can't obtain •any extra things to eat, so If you'd like you might send me two or three boxes of Milky Way candy bars Can't get soap, either, so mail me some (hard- water) soap. The postmaster will tell you what size and weight the package might be. Wants Spanish Book They speak a lot of Spanish here so you might send me one of my Spanish translation books I'm not good at Spanish but know enough to get by and Tm picking it up fast. As yet we have no set-up for sending out V-mail but when we do I shall write as often as I may. We are only allowed to write so many letters, but I'd be glad to hear from anyone who wishes to write. My address is ,Co. B, 1st Bn., 301st Ord. Reg., APO, care P. M., New York. Tell everyone "hello" for me and give my regards to the gang at the garage. Don't worry about us, we're gettin along fine, and we'll all be home before you know it. u> In a footnote toe asks his parents to read the Dec. 7 Life Magazine and this gave them an I-ndication as to when his group left the United States Ifor North Africa. Former Kossuth Man, Now of North Dakota, Has Son in U. S. Navy "Callod for service 3n the navy recently was John D. McEnroe, telegraph ' editor of the Bismark Daily Tribune, the past- two years, says the Bismark, N. D., paper. Young McEnroe is a graduate of the University of North Dakota and holds an ensign's commission fn the navy reserve. He is the son of John G. McEnroe, 520 University avenue, Grand Forks, N 1 . D., Ensign McEnroe is well known in this part of Kossuth county, having visited here many t'-mes with relatives. His father, John G., is a son of the late Owen McEnroe, one of the pioneer settlers of this county, and he has an uncle, James E. McEnroe, now living in Plum Creek township. The ensign also has many relatives in uncles, aunts and cousins in this neighborhood. The elder, John G , will be remembered by many of the older residents. He left here about forty years ago and . after spending some tune in Winnipeg, Canada, located in Grand Forks, where he has since lived- EAGLE GROVE WINS HERE OVER LOCAL MATMEN FRIDAY When Ray Fraser, Algona, 12ft Jbs,, won his fall against Gangr stead of Eagle Grove, en the local floor Friday : night, It was the oidy victory of «ny kins} the locals w$rt able to garner from the "opposing matmen. out of the ten events Eagle Grove took eight falls and one decision. The visitors have ' * 1 year, out the seepjHl and. even year. Tfte summary: Gade (A) lost to Nelson in th.9 9fi IbTclass by a fal}; Willis :$», shall (A) was thrown by Bernard in the W5 Ib -class; I^rsen took Nielsen (A) to a fa» Uv the \\$ i class; Banwart (A> was thrown, B^rd, In the 118 ft. won o, decisiqn ov«r the W »?• class; Ray • toon 0«n|j8tes4. J2* Ib, class ta a f»p; YP«ng (A) test to CoUojiy .'* ' First "B" Book Called in by Board According to the local rationing board the first "B" book to be called in and revoked was that of Bud 'Helmers, LuVerne, Mr. Helmers is a farm hand and according to reports he had used his "B" rationing .for driying;.not ; have -been reported and are being investigated and unless un- necesary driving on "B" cards is stopped there will be more revocations shortly. According to the board the "C" book driving has proved very satisfactory, so far. Kossuth county, by the way, the largest hi the state, has the fewest "C" books issued of any other county In Iowa. KOSSUTH COUNTY WOMEN STUDYING FARMER PROBLEMS Meetings Being Held over County; Committees Named for Activities of Coming Year •Kcwsuth county's farm womnn are takdng an active part in the study of farm problems this year and meetings are being scheduled over the county under the direct'on of Mdss Alma Schultz, county home demonstration agent. Each meeting will have for study subjects "Buying on a Wartime Market" and "Textiles," Further problems to be discussed are "Share the Me,at Program", "Increased Production of eggs and poultry" and "Victory Garden Seed Lists." Meetings Today, Tomorrow A meeting has been scheduled for Plum Creek today, from 10 to 4 o'clock, to be held at center school house. This will be an open session. Another will be held for the Swea-Harrison district tomorrow. Friday, also from 10 to 4 o'clock, at the home of Miss J. Iva Moats, of Swea City. Mrs.' Inman Appointed Succeeding Mrs Jacobs, Forest City, Mrs. C. C. Inman, Bancroft, has been appointed committeewoman for district No. 2 by the Stat.e Farm Bureau board. Mrs. Inman thus becomes one of the nine state committeewomen for the Farm Bureau. She has always been very active in both county and township Farm Bureau work. At the present time she is the Greenwood Girls' 4-H club leader. Committees Are Named Following are the chairmwomen for the various Farm Bueau women's committees for 1943: General chairman, Mrs. Albert Johnson, Corwith; vice chairman,'Mi's. C. C. Inman, Bancroft; publicity, Mrs. Jennie Heetland, Lakota; health, 1 Mrs. Roy Nichols, Swea C:ty; nutrition, Mrs. Willis Cotton, Lone Rock; school, Mrs. Chas. Gutknecht, Lakota; war )x>ard, Mrs. Walter Campney, Burt; music, Mrs. Algona Volunteer Now at Ft. Bragg, N.C. Mrs. M. Falkenhainer Named Head of Local Red Crossi Branch (Mrs. M. H. Falkenhainer was named chatoman of the Algona branch of the Red Cross at the annual meeting held Tuesday afternoon at the library. Other Algona officers elected at the same time were Mrs. A. L. Borchardt, co-chairman; Mrs. E., W. Lusby, secretary; and Harold Giknore, treasurer. Mrs. P. P. Zerfass, county chairman, announces that Miss Margaretta Murray, Red Cross Field Represntative, will be here January 27 to 30 to assist the Kossuth chapter and branches with plans for 1943. Mrs. Mell Peterson and Children to California Friday noon Mrs. Mell Peterson received a long distance call from a navy officer in San Franc.'aco telling her that Lieut-Commander Mell Peterson was on his way to San Francisco and that he would like to have her and the children come out and have a visit with him, That same eventog Mrs. Peterson and her two sons, Mell, Jr., and the baby son, Charles, were on their way to see daddy. All arrangements as to reservations and transfers to San Francisco were made by the navy arid the happy mother and children made the trip safely. On Wednesday Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Murtagh, parents of Mrs. Peterson received a message from the lieutenant-commander that they were having a fine visit. While OUt west Mrs. Peterson expects to go to San Diego and have a visit with her brother, Jim Murtagh, serving in .an army camp near there. However it Is her iritentinA to return to Iowa upon the completion of her husband's «hore leave. Lieutenant-Commander Peterson is a member of the staff of Adra!-r»l oommander-in-chief of the Ritet for Chw, F, Nolte W$dn*s<lf*y ' (JPiml ritj»i for Cbaj. F, Noltt were b^ld at the Methodist church Wednesday afternoon with Bev. If, A. Price in charge. The pall bear* era were Gordon K«hn, Everett Lee, Ray Cunningham, Qle Allison, Veww IfttePJ* Wl IfRoy Crajpser, The rongtag were placed JU £ v*M*t UfflHl I**?* Wfren. inter- can be H»a4e. In Riverview la ttMTlffflSy; if* At* Jfm 9p <>* were Jjcgji tfpJlte, of Des , a brother, «ft Mra. of »pt Former Algerian Now sneer Assessor Sergeant Walter S. Halsrud, 29, son of Mr. and Mrs Peter Halsrud, route 1, Algona, Is now stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He is a graduate of the Bradgate h:gh school, class of 1931, and followed farming several years. In 1938 he was graduated from the National Diesel schools in Los Angeles, California. Prior to his volunteering in the army 'he was employed by the McGuire Bros., local contractors. He left Al' goria Feb. 2,1940, and took training with the Second Armored Division, Fort Knox, Kentucky. From there he was transferred to Fort Benntng, Georgia. In April, 1941, he was promoted to sergeant, since which time he has been with the Service Company, 67th A. R., APO 252, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. ACADEMY MEETS CORPUS CHRIST1 QUINT LAST NIGHT In an off schedule game at Fort Dodge last night the St. Cecelia's Academy quint met the Corpus Christ!' basketeers on the Fort floor and the locals, lost by .,.,. •,.. i.u--^,^,f V ,i ; . 1n>:__i '^JK*M «4*un.»tf BURTJUMPSFROM ZERO TO 385 SINCE JANUARY 14TH Whittemore Twp. Still Leads With 463 Acres; Eiverdale Comes in with, Big (Jain The past week, regardless of the sub-zero and blizzard weather, proved outstanding in sign-up of hemp contracts, according to fil.'flgs made with the war board. Through tha week contracts covering 1,669 ae-..' res were turned in, more than doubling the efforts of, the three weeks previous. According to Robert M. Loss, war board chairman, the outv look for a complete sign-up is now > very good. Burt Loads the Week ; Burt township, which had a zero in last week's report, showed' ther biggest gain when 385 acres' were turned in. Wesley township, als(*v a zero, turned in 211 acres, • Mi.4." • Riverdale wfth 15 acres last Week) increased the acreage to 263. F«Vj« • ton, Buffalo and Portland town*. ships failed to increase their sign* ups by a single acre. Garfield is still in the zero column but- .the chairman announced he had a good list but had ben unable to bring In the contracts to date. Acres by Townships ; Last Township Week Now Whdttemore' ....263 483 Burt 0, 38S Irvington lm< 350 Plum Creek '845 291 Riverdale .....16''" 278- Sherman 239 280 Wesley 0 211 Union .....172 201 Cresco -. 65 147 Lotts Creek 30' -96,. LuVerne 0 50 Portland — 48 48 Buffalo - 30 30 Greenwood ;...- 25 25 Fenton 20 20 are considered one of the best teams in this part of the state, and for that reason the locals are pleased that there was but a 9-point difference. Proving that the game was a good one is the fact that in the first quarter the score was 7-6 and in second 12-10 for the Dodgers, but in the third the locals had them bested 21-17. Then Mahoney was eliminated ceuase of fouls and Kajewski was taken out several minutes before the final period, hence the opponents rang up enough field goals to take the lead. Gordon Winkel, substituting, ran up three field goals In the last few minutes. The local line-up was Mahoney. Kajewsk!', DeZellar, Reynolds and McEnroe. iRalph Horigan, former popular Algona business man, now living in Spencer for some years has been appointed to the office of city assessor. ANNUAL MEETING OFAUGONANFLA SFTFORFEB.il The directors of the Algona National Farm Loan Association have set Thursday, Feb. 11. 1943 as the date for the annual stockholders meeting to be held to the dining room of the Algona Methodist church. The Methodist ladies will serve dinner at noon to members of the association and their wives and the business meeting will follow. Notices and invitations have been mailed early suggesting that members plan ahead to make the day count, with the thought of attending the meeting and do'ng the family trading and business on this date.' Car sharing is aJso suggested, Association Grows Since the Algona Nat'onal Farm Loan Association was originally chartered in 1928, it has grown to become the largest farmers' cooperative financing agency In Kossuth county, now serving 740 loans t$taV<ng over four and a quarter million of dQlters. Tfo Sail W*JT ponds Algona,.|*$!L4 , w}« very become an »|»ncy tor sell* ing WW bond* In, tfe? way 9 J other war. activities, the ajgsocia? tkm encourages *U out food pro.* 9J», coftwryinf of 'v!*»> SMrtpr- , iwj payment of defeu. It supplies credit needs of farmers doing % gi»o4 W»r is*. TJ» asjj owns 9V»r JW.PflO.OQ in war rs of the Algona yfe Weber. Oojrwitlt, jmV dent; A. P- Sphencic, Algpna, 1189 2853 Majorit 10-Acre Sign-up While better than 90 per cent of the signers are allotting ID'aeres, u-jj several have designated ,20' acres'i^sJiS and .'better.'' In l Btp*'- f " u «« Steele Store Sale Started Wednesday To Quit Business The Steele Clothing store is advertising a quitting business sale on page two of the Algona Upper Des Moines this week. The sale started Wednesday of this week and the entire stock of merchand- !se must be cleaned out by February 1, when they are giving up their lease. Readers should note that the sale is now in progress. The store has catered to young men's business since Its opening at the present location. The draft and war conditions have removed from the community most o"f the young men who were patrons of the store, and wtth merchandise difficult to buy, it was deemed best to close out until after the war. The store has always carried quality merchandise. The elder Mr. Steele has been in business in Algona some forty years and his son, Wm., has been In the store for about ten years. Bernard Platt Now Studying in Oklahoma !A letter from Bernard Platt, Al- gbnan who joined up with Unola Sam's navy early last summer, announces that he has. been transferred from San Diego, Calif., to Norman, Arizona, where he is now taking a course in aviation metal- smithing, and that he likes it very much. He is takng a six months' course at Norman. lie gets up at 5 and at 6 goes to glass, with a half hour off for lunch at 10:30, then more class until 3, after which another class forms which Is attended into the 'night The schedule is bard and 8,000 boys are taking P»rt in it, sailors, marines, and qu(t« a few soldiers, Mrs, Platt joMed her husband during late sum, me? in San P4e$Q and is w|t}i now in Nprnian. 'Duncan,'20 'acres; -I signed for 30 acres, Anton" BecKerV 20 acres, John Zeller 20 acres and > vg Douglas S. Wildin 25 acres, alltdf. , i Riverdale township and in Wea- - ,• ley township Andrew Gollner sign* ; ed up for 25 acres. , , , j Burt Township " I ,'i D. A. Fraser 10, E. E. Hanna 12, Delmar Angus 10, John I* Hauperjfc i 10, Milton Mario 10, Rudloph Tietz 10, Wilfred Radig 10, C. E. Householder 10, Emil Haack 10, Floyd' 'l Duncan 20, M. C. Kramer 12, A. B. Cherland 10, F. L. Ryerson 10, '. John D. Long, Jr, 10, R. T. Angus 10, P. P. Weber \0, Q, T. Cherland 10, Albert Volentne 10; Godfred • ' i Geilenfeldt 10, Henry Hartwell M, K. G. Ewoldt 10, Edwin J. Map- low 10, Ralph C, Thompson; HQi Dean Andrews 10, R. Stewart 10. M. I. Li enter and R. L. 'Ackerman. ; 10, Paul W. Schmidt 10, A. H. Hanna 15, A, J. Dittmer 10, Earl Acker- ; man 10, Emil Person 10, James A, , ', Coady 25.. Total acres, 385. ,, -si ; Cresoo Township : L. H. Robinson 10, R. E. Morgan * 10, James R. V.'.pond 10, 'John Weydert 12, Ray Haugen 10, J. F. \DV < vine 10, Harry Sabin 10. Total { acres 72. Greenwood Township '• T. R. Hunt 10, Walter Thompson 15. Total acres, 25. Irvington TownsbJp '• Isadore Eisenbarth 8, Gilbert Hargreaves 10, Robert Black and H. D. Hutohins 12, D. M. Long 10, Bernard Capeslus 10, Edna M, Smith and Adolph Youngwlrth, 10, Stan- • ley Norrls 10, Jacob M^asdam 8, Henry Schnakenberg Id, James, F, Black Estate and Hugh M. Black 10, Geo. E. Batt 7,< R. C. Lage 8, George H. Olsen 10, Paul H, Black, ,.i trustee, and Ronald Jdnklins 12, Paul H. Black 10, Henry and Lou'i f Scheppmann 10, Hugh Raftey 10, '/• Total acres, 165. Lotte Creek Townshjfp Arnold (Meyer 10, Otto dahl, 10, Mrs. Ida Kueckef Vf, T, tal e^cres 30, J LuVerne TownsHp ", _, ^ Dennis Carrol 10, Lewis WUdJto ' 10, Paul Stahl 10, Union Odhstri* acres, 50. Pimn Creek W. C. Taylor 516, WMhw J. SSeigJer Albright 10, Jos, J. Baas 10, {toy Patter 10, H*nry: Clarence E. JPrlflbe 10, er 10, Roy Bros. » ftoyd t, . "ITS 1 1. Ration Expiration*

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