The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 25, 1943 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, February 25, 1943
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,»L OWNERS ASK (AGE CHANGE 9gislature Also Tak^s Up Old Age 'Increase In TWA "Bill Introduced, Many Kossuth cowly resident _'e interested in v the proposer I drahlag<! bills introduced in th legislature at Oes Molnes. Repre sentative T, C. Hutchison write of the reaction in the assembly in this week's tetter: Upper Des Moincs: I am ashamed to say that the legislature has, not accomplished i gfeat deal during, the past week. The committees have been work ing hard but for four days now the House has been arguing th Installment Loan Bill. ,Yesterday, I presided 'over i ibiht meeting of the house drain Age committee and the senate ag licultural committee No. 2. / group of landowners tfrom north ern Iowa were demanding a com plete change in the method o drainage assessment. It was thei contention that once a district i established and the ditch com pleted and paid for,'the cost o upkeep and repair should be =3, "borne 'equally iby all landowner * to (the idwbJiBt. In other .words they contended that repair am upkeep should be assessed on per .acreage basis and should no be 'assessed in propprtion to the <origbial assessment. We, o ^course, have heard only one side of the argument, but I relist ad «iit tthat their argument" seehie to have'some merit and : ,given careful consideration. These -tgeritlemen were further insistin; f 'that'the supervision of the drain age districts should-: be taken '"'" away-from the county supervisor and placed in the hands' Of a com, mission to be composed of engi neers. If' I had known that w were to have a public,hearing on this matter, I surely would havi had Slim Smith subpoenaed for. know he knows a lot more abou such matters than I do. I doub that there is enough time for th present legislature to conside such a drastic change, but it i something for my successor, who ever he may be, to think about. When I was home. Saturday^ a gentleman who. I happen to know is not in the best of health an who himself has plenty of means climbed the stairs to my office and .waited a considerable time to make a plea for the old folks hi Kossuth county who are receiving old age assistance or should b> receiving old" age assistance When such a person is willing to make that kind-of an effort for and in behalf, of Our; unfortunate old folks you can bet I'm goini to do what, I can from /this end TJrstflet,tne sayi"""" "-- ""-* -' billSjhave been UIUVUUV.EU *»« u» legislature, however, 'to attemp *" to give further ai$i to these ol( folks. One bill would take of the present maximum benefits that can be received. The other would do away with,the penalty now imposed upon. the.old folks who are honestly trying to earn a part'of their living and are honestly trying to ease the laboi shortage caused by the war. ] have been informed", and I believe correctly,' that our prisoners are receiving more for food alone than a good many of our destitute , old people are receiving for' food shelter,. medical attention, anc clothing. It may sound a bit radical but I'm going to do all I can to aid in the passage of these bills for I believe they are right and 1 .don't believe that they would raise bur taxes one cent. <! Yours truly, •' THEO C. HUTCHISON. MYONA JOHNSON SEEKS DIVORCE /While the January term of court is still In session, there, is and has been little activity. ^ Ask^ Custody of Children Two new cases were "filed in the past few days. One is a divorce case in 'which Myona Johnson of Algona is asking a divorce from Frank Johnson, local trucker, on the grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment. The .pontiff asks $160 temporary, alimony, attorney fees, suit fees, and ISO per month for maintenance pending • determination of the divorce action. She also asks such amount as shall be fair and reasonable as .permanent alimony for maintenance and support- of her seven minor chHdren, alt of whom are under sixteen and asks attachment of certain chattel properties. She also asks custody of the children and that the' .defendant be restrained from interfering with her .custody, Account ITbe. second new «ase was brought by the Feoton-Home OH fitomp&ny i against M- K, Wallace to .collect an account. > , •Established 1365 ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25,1943 ASK $12*000 FOR COUNTY RED CROSS Schedule ol Ration Hours This Week The regiRtration for; stationing book No. 2 continues .the rest of this week at the high school at the following Hours: Thursday, 4:30 p. m. to 8:30 '' p. m.; Friday, 4:80 pj m. to 8:80 ,p. m.; Saturday, 9 a. m..*! tO'-Z.p. m. : Thought Dead, Put In Jail to Sober Up Gail Bear was arrested Monday by Chief of Police Art Moulds 'and was: later'-given ten days in the county jail on a charge of drunkenness. "Beard 1 was reported* by persons .living on East North ( :street who Saw him lyihgflh the parking and called the coroneKv thinking he was dead. A ''•''- gooV'I'.'fsha'klng brought him to his serrseV Sna lie was'put'in jail to ebber up.; ' v/' * LESLIE JENKINS DIES WEDNESDAY PENDING The community was saddened Wednesday to learn of the sudden death of Leslie Jenkins,.'prominent farmer who lived all .tout a few years near here. Mr. Jenkins died Wednesday morning at 9:30 during a heart attack. He had not been in 'the best of health for two years. (Leslie Peter Jenkins was born June: 8, 1888, at Round Grove, 111., the son of Peter:and Amelia Jenkins. When he was six years old the- family came to Algona and until about five years ago Mr. Jenkins lived on the same farm located five miles east of Algona,, Elye years ago they moved to'the Urch farm 2% miles east on the marriage to' fiMi&ttrcJrand-to this union 'three' children were born! They are Mrs. Ronald Gardner of the Plum Creek neighborhbpd and Ronald Jenkins. A daughter, Helen, idled in infancy. He united With the 'Baptist church in -1910 and he has 'been a faithful member ever since.; (Besides his wife, and children Mr. Jenkins 1 is survived by his mother, now living In Los Angeles, Calif., and' two sisters Mrs. R. O. Rlchter of Berkeley, California, and Mrs. Jessie Riddle, Los Angeles, California. (Funeral arrangements were Incomplete Thursday morning pending word -from the' mother and sisters of Mr. Jenkins on the west coast. ' ARCHIE HAINES IN KANSAS AFTER ACCIDENT ... XJrosiiing Street, Struck • By Car; Never Regained Consciousness; Was At Home Last Week. Archie Haines, former janitor at the court house, died Wednesday afternoon at the Memorial hospital in Lawrence, Kans., where, he was taken Friday after an accident in which he was struck by a car while crossing the street. He failed to regain consciousness following the accident. Mrs. Haines -to Kansas. Mrs. Hairtes was taken to Lawrence Sunday by Mr. and Mrs. Mike Wagner and daughter Mary, and remained with her husband while the others returned to Algona. ' The body is being sent to * the McCullough Chapel ; and funeral arrangements are pending the arrival of Mrs. Haines. Member of V. F. W. Mr. Haines was. 49 years old last July. He served in World War Land was .an active member of the V. F. W. For a number of years he was employed at the carpenter trade and for about two years was janitor^ at the court house. Last February he went into defense work and had of late been working in a defense plant at Lawrence. • Home Last Week. He had been home last week to visit with his family while^ his son Orval, 'a pharmacist, first class, in .the navy, and his family were here for a visit. :He returned to Lawrence on Thursday>nd Orval left "on Saturday., for San Francisco without learning that his father had been hurt. Beside his wife and son Orval' Mr. Haines is survived by a daughter, Irene, employed by the Metropolitan Insurance Co. at Ida Grove. SHIRLEY 1 GIVEN MOVIE POST Shirley_iElbert, 11-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Elbert, of Waterloo, la., was featured in a movie, "Waterloo at War", recently. Her parents formerly lived in Algona -and her grandmother, Mrs. Dorothy Palmer, lives here at present. ' The -movie showed church, schools, and Red Cross-activities. State guard troops, defense industries, etc. Shirley's* part was to walk up to a booth and purchase her first war bond. Her name and address was announced by a narrator. The movie was shown n Waterloo theaters for days and will be shown where,- three- else- Two Nurse*' Aides at Kossuth Hospital The 'Kossuth Hospital has, acquired the services of two nurses' aides. The work of these women, mad? necessary by wartime shortage of nurses, is to do any and all nursing not requiring a trained nurse. 'The ladies, working here are Mrs. Gail Haase and Naomi of Lakota. They LOCAL WRESTLERS DISTRICT MEET AT FORT DODGE Then Algona high school wrestlers and .Coach Clyde Ridenour went to Fort Dodge Friday to take part in the district wrestling meet- which was held there' Friday and Saturday.. • . Over 100 boys competed 'in the meet which was one of the largest district meetings in the history of wrestling in Iowa. .• Out of the Algona group Dick Young, 135 pounds, was the 'only one to reach the semi-finals. The other nine boys-wlio took part were as follows: ~ Robert Gade. 95-lb.; Willis Marshall, 105- lb.;,-George Banwart, 112-lb.; Fritz Nielsen, 18-lb.; Louis Fraser, 123-lb.; Raymond Marshall, 129-lb.; Wallace Atfams, 145-lb.! Vaughn Brown, 155-lb.; Hugh Matern, heavy weight. Wayne Will is team manager. . ' ' Burlingame To Speak Here "Bob* Burlingame, news commentator from station WHO, will be the principal speaker at the annual Chamber of Commerce meet- Ing to be held at the high school auditorium on Wednesday, March 3, at eight o'clock. The date was previously incorrectly announced for an earlier date. Newcomers to Algona and farmers are particularly Invited to the session, the latter in appreciation of their splendid response in signing lip to grow over 4,000 acres of hemp. Mr. Burlingame will speak about 8:30. Other numbers on the program wHl include selections by the high school male quartet and the concert band. Tickets will be sent to farmers, and. those who do not receive tickets, and wish to attend, may obtain them from their local merchants. •Directors will be elected there may be other, business. and HIGH SCHOOL GROUPS TO GIVE CONCERT SUNDAY Familiar' music will be the theme of the concert to be given Sunday afternoon, February 28, at 3 o'clock in the high school auditorium. The program will be presented by the vocal and instrumental groups of the school "direction of Orrin and Mrs. S. H. There is no adrnis- blue and white striped seersucker uni&rjffis ito d|at(ingfujsh Ahem rqm the traditionally white -regular nurses. Almost a Yard Of Snow Fallen r Wintft Months JOHNSPONGBERG SAFE The first direct word 'from" John Spongberg, Algona boy with the armed forces in Africa, came to his father, Harry Spongberg, city mail carrier, the first of the week. A month 1 or so ago Ifarry received word that his son was a captive of the Italians, supposedly .in an -Italian prison camp in Italy, but this is the first word coming directly from hinv The postcard is on blue cardboard and the postmark is so dim that it is impossible to tell the / country 'it came from? The message which was printed end apparently fuj nished the prisoners by the Italians, contained the printed words: "Dear fattier; X am alright I have not been wound' ed. I am a prisoner of the Itnliann and am being treated well. Shortly I (hall be t?antferre«J Jo a prisoner'* camp and I will let 704 iw« -my new addw*. Only then I will &t «W* to rec«lv* M- tert from you »$| to r«ply. tevev Jphs Clayton under the Spaulding Southwick. sioh charge.. The program is as follows: Orchestra: 1. "Pbla'naise Militaire," Chopin;' 2. "Andante Cantabile", Tschaikowsky; 3. "Hungarian Dance No. 5,", Brahms. Eighth Grade Girls' Sextette 1 1: "The Pearl"; 2. "Three Blind Mice"; 3. "When Johnny Comes •s .March Home"; 4. "Winter Won• -deaa«Wft^«s^fes4:i— 3$ Girls' 'Glie Club: >B Tea for Two", Vincent Youmans; 2. "Summertime", George Gershwin. Male Quartette: 1. "Sophomoric PhUosophy"; 2. "Winter Song"; 3. "It's Me"; 4. "You're in the Army, Mr. Jones." Cadet Band: "Marine Hymn"; 2. R. C. SEWING UNIT DOUBLES YEAR'S QUOTA IN 8 MONTHS Total of 2292 Pieces of Sewing Completed and Shipped From County At This Time. From June 23, 1942, to the present time the Kossuth County Red Cross Sewing Unit under Mrs. Sam Medin, county chairman and Mrs. H. M. Smith, county production chairman, has completed more than double the quota required of them for the period June 23, 1942, to June, 1943. This is a most excellent record and the group is to be highly com•mended for its excellent work. Requested Quota. The items listed below were the quota required from the local chapter: 95 operating gowns. 110 men's outing flannel pajamas. 216 boys' overalls. 325 women's blouses. 300 women's petticoats. 1046 total. Recent increase in quota: 72 part wool flannel child's rompers. 65 women's cotton blouses. 137 total. Completed Sewing. The following sewing has been finished and shipped: 49 boys' shirts. 132 hot water bag covers. 400 soldiers' utility kits. 400 needle kits_. 100 women's night gowns. 99 boys' flannel shirts. 160 women's bed jackets. 200 child's bed jackets. ..38 men's outing flannel pajamas. 189 women's blouses. 247 women's petticoats. 170 boys' overalls—sizes 2 to 12 years. 68 baby's gowns. 1 pair baby's mittens. „,„,* 9, baby bonnets. , - v * "26 bab'y's comforters. 4 pair bootees. "Anchors Aweigh"; Goes the Weasel". "Pop Saxophone Solo: ,""Saxophobia," by Kenneth Brown. Mixed Chorus: 1. "Liebestraum," Liszt; 2. "Mardi Gras," Ferde -. Grofe; 3. "Stardust," Carmichael. Hoagy Madrigal Group: 1. "I See Your Face Before Me," Schwartz; 2. "Strike Up the Band," Gershwin. Concert Band: JL. "The World is Waiting for the Sunrise"; 2. "Without a Song"; "Africa to ' Harlem"; 4. "Stormy Weather"; 5. "Stars and Stripes;"Accompanists for the groups Tare 1 Meredith Raney and Barbara Scobee.' ' . : J. 'I, Peer, Algona, fSuys Hqlsteins from H. Lampe, Bancroft iBrattleboro,- Vt,",' February 18-Two cows and two heifers, all registered Holsein-Priesians,; were recently, purchased by J. I. Peer of Algona, from Henry Lampe of Bancroft.-' The cows are: Minnie ,Qewlna Ormsby 1878741; and Segis Sadie O'rmbsy Homestead 1962589. The heifers are: Segis Pietertje Mutual 2216907; and Ormsby Piet- errtje Gewiria 2237648. Change of ownership' for these Holsteins has been officially recorded by The Hostein-Friesian Association of America, Bratteboro, Vt The Association issued 8,319 registry and transfer certificates to Iowa •breeders during 1942. Ministerial Union Appreciates Ajgona Ministerial Union met Tuesday .morning with the Rev, C. C, Richardson presiding. Plans -were made for the cily wide preaching mission ' to be heW the first week, in lent, March t to li A motion was made that the be adopted of mow pf 18 inefeej. The «K>W, 2292 total number of pieces made. Chapter. Officers. The Kossuth chapter officers for this year are Mrs. P. P. Zerfass, Algona, chairman; Mrs. L. E. Linnan, Algona, treasurer; Miss Lurena Wessell, Burt, secretary. Branches-Chairmen. Kossuth county Red Cross branches and branch chairmen include the following: Algona, Mrs. M. H. Falkenhain- er; Whittemore, Mrs. Mary Woodward; Lone Rock, Mrs. Fred Genrich; Lu Verne, Mrs. Wm. Moed- ing; Lakota, Mrs. Alice Murray; Fenton, Mrs. W, J. Weisbrod; Wesley, Mrs. Arlow Dawson, Ledyard; Mrs. H. M. GrannerV Bancroft; Mrs. J. T. Helinsky; Burt, Miss Lurena Wessel; Swea City, Mrs. Ida E. Larson; Titonka, Mrs. Sadie Denton. Sewing Room Over Bank. The sewing room has been moved to a room over the Iowa State bank. It will be open each day at 1:30 jx m, Monday through Friday, beginning February 22. The afternoon chairmen for the week are as follows: Monday — Mrs. Harold Gilmore, chairman; assistants, Mrs. John Kirk and Mrs. W. L. Jensen. Tuesday — Mrs. A. E. Michel, chairman; assistant, Mrs, Joe Kelly. •" _ Wednesday— Mrs. Ella Padgett, chairman; assistants, Mrs. E. Thiel and Mrs. Art Schweppe. Thursday — Miss Erma Davidson, chairman; assistants, Mrs. Stanley Keith and Mrs. Wm. Barry Sr. Friday — Mrs, Wm. Dau, chairman; assistants, Mrs. Pearl Potter and Mrs. A. Falk. .Cut on Tuesdays. The cutting committee will still meet for all day cutting every Tuesday at the American Legion hall as usual. The materials are all cut at the Algona branch and the sewing is sent out to the various branches as requested. The cutting committee is as follows: Mrs Sam Medin, chairman; Mrs. E. W. Lusby. Mrs. Hush Post, Mrs." C. H. Swanson, Mrs, Alma Nelson, Mrs. T. ' H, Larson, and Mrs. Paul Wiljey. The local branch of the Kossuth county Red Cross woMW like to take this opportunity to thank Symbolic of the role the Red Crosi is again playing, the 1943 Red Cross War Fund poster depicts the organization as a mother ministering to the needs of the men of the United States armed forces and the victims of war throughout the world. The poster is an appeal to all men and women for contributions, to the War Fund. Lawrence Wilbur, noted illustrator, designed the poster. Helen Mueller it the model. ODT Rules Yon Walk If You Live Less Than Two Miles From School School bus transportation will be provided only for students, Orval Haines, Algona - *".--^^-£ r *•• T -/»ii»T4.*JI»»*-«— n f, ) r.~ < ' -3fr*Vy .— Boy, Serving on One Of Our Submarines Algona. may boast of at least one of her boys serving on a submarine in this war in the person of Orval G. Haines, son . of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Haines, •city. Orval hag been in the navy since 1936. He received his basic training in San Diego in the hospital corps school and later further training in Bremerton, Washington. During 1937, 1938 and two months of '39 he was a member of the crew of the now ill-fated car- 1 rier ILexingtony During 1939 he was assigned to Norfolk, Virginia, where he took fur- .ther training and served on shore duty until September, 1941, when he was assigned to a submarine now on duty in the Pacific. It will 'be remem- tbered that recently Pharmacist's Mate C. W. Moore performed an operation for appendicitis on a shipmate. Moore is a member of the crew of a submarine which is a part of Orval's squardore and the latter knows Moore well. Orval has a 21-day leave and on his way here from the west •coast be stopped at Oaks, N. ID., where his wife was living with her parents and Mrs. (Haines and the son, Robert Orval, born October 21, 1942, Joined him to come to Algona. It was the first time Orval had seen hs son. The family will istay here with Orval's parents (for are extended visit while Or- tval left Saturday for the west coast to resume his services on the submarine. He is in line •for a promotion to ensign shortly. Orval was majrted to Miss 'Evelyn Lang, Oaks, N. D., While on shore duty In Portsmouth in June, 1941. When he was transferred to the Pacific she made her home with .her (parents. Orval says ifs a pretty much scattered family life with the car registered m Virginia, their furniture stored in Portsmouth, the' wife in fforth •Dakota and himself diving in rtfee Pacific. the. American Legion for the use of their hall and fop the furnishing of. lights, beat, »i«l janitor es,, We, have wie4 this lo.* ; for over a year and know has been an expense tP , Replacement eparation % combat engineer John was trained for the Com on the rojm in ScpUwnJ ent to Africa mando force? summer and we 4J»e he M igu] Union has appreciated, ship of Mr. and. Ips. f. G. , according to won} received, by h Warmer Weather Give* Hint Of Spring !%?» tpgiy Sister of Ledyard wv* .5 - ' rfm. "« wik Eugene Thissen, City, to Ft, Leonard Wood- Accordtng to word received from Ft •Leonard Wood, Missouri, Eugene H, Thissen, SOB of Or- and Mrs. R, J. Wssen, Al«ona, .has arrive^ there , for training in or to T"* vi* iaW penters or officers -candidate schools. ' v . t I Reports For Duty WAVES APPEAL MADE TO 'GIVE DOUBLE'IN WAR FUND DRIVE : Falkenhainer Appoints Lorenz, Brundlage 'and Brant to Head Drive Committees, "This year I'm giving double" it the slogan for the 1943 Red Cross War Fund Appeal, Which 'begins March 1st, in an 'effort to .raise $12,000 in Kossuth county. The appeal combining the annual Red Cross Roll Call and War FUnd is the first request for money since December, 1941. 65% to Artned Forces lOf the $12,000 to be raised in Kossuth, two-thirds goes into the national fund. Those who have boys in any branch of the service are hearing regularly of the splendid work Red Cross is doing for them in camps ond over seas, pit the national fund more than 66 per cent will be devoted to meeting Red Cross responsibilities to the armed forces. These Include th« Red Cross overseas club; program, recreaton and hospital program, the stationing of field directors at all foreign and domestic military camps and bases, the huge surgical dressing .production program; and the blood plasma project which recently was expanded to a total of 4,000,000 pints at the request of the Army, and Navy. Third of Funds to County The other third of the money remains in the county to cover the expense of local operation of all branches of Red Cross servipe. With the. increased . demand for sewing, knitting, .and surgical dressings, not only for our own forces, but for War relief, have come increased expense for material and shipping. The local chapter has also been asked 'to give more services to its members through' added classes in Home Nursing, First Aid and Nutrition. ..-,'.. Home Service <_ ./ Another expense taken care of by the County Red Cross funds' is the Home Service Branch. ^Jtf estimated^ that Home Servicei for service men' and wo ages about two cases a.' a ,m A wfib have~to H wak more miles to a school or more than a handles i about mile and ,a half to a school bus Cases handled trunk roufe, according to the new O. D. T. order to conserve : school busses. No Busses lo Contests. . Further requirements in reorganization necessitate the' reduction of the number of stops and a restriction on the use of school busses. The use df school busses for school transportation during the emergency is limited to transportation of students, ' teachers, and other school employees en- route between their homes and places of regular daily instruction. School busses are not to be used for transportation of any group to any special events, as athletics, music contests, etc. The • present transportation equipment must, be conserved because it is practically impossible to replace; also school bus tires must be made from practically all new rubber, the supplly of which is very limited, to say nothing of the limitation on repair parts. The survey to reorganize bus routes is being made at the request of the Federal Office of Defense Transportation, the State Department of Public Instruction, with P. B. Norris in charge. Superintendent 1 E. R. Cope, of Vinton, is acting as director- of survey. Assisting Mr. Cope are 27 consolidated and town superintendents who are serving as area supervisors, ' Must Reorganize Routes. Each Kossuth school that transports students is to reorganize its i>wn routes and submit reorganized routes to area supervisor, Supt. A, H. Schuler, Swea City, lor appraisal. If the routes conform to. ODT principles, they are certified to the state director for linal appraisal. They are then certified to ODT regional office :pr final approval, and new cer» Mpates will be -issued, voiding the old ones. New Certificate Required. Every school bus must hold its new certificate of war necessity after March 31 or as-soon as the old certificates are voided by OPT. It is the duty of every adminis rator and board of education to ee that this reorganization is fjciently done. Patrons will ,. operate with boards by having heir children meet the busses trunk routes as meagure. ' Tfeg Federal Office gt messages to incluo>*fl civilians ' " countries, contacting relativef Jt v Kossuth county for men and; women in armed forces, and ^helping locate service me'h for tBelr' t families. Red Cross money that stays at home can also be used to secure furloughs to bring the'ser* vice men borne in case of illness or death. Chairmen Named M. H. Falkenhainer, War Fund chairman, announces the following committee to assist in thUi county Red Cross campaign: W., A. Lorenz, chairman rural areas; Harold Brandt, chairman towns outside Algona; G. ID. Brundage,. chairman of Algona. Working*' with these chairmen will be a corps of others who will make a house to house canvass. Please'.,. be ready to "give double"* thia V| year when you are called upon. + Fund Headquarters Wan- Fund headquarters wUT open Monday, March 1, in the former States Cafe. These quarter* will be used by those collecting funds, but If you are not in your home or place of business, you 1 bring your contribution there. T/; INSTITUTIONAL AND INDUSTRIAL RATION MAR, 1-10 Institutional and industrial useril? of rationed foods will be req to register from March 1 to the Ration Board office in Al either in person or by, mail. Poard expects to get planks. to the institutional and hi^uj users as soon as tt»e blaijkf are ceived here. " " It there are some been registered prevfoujly, as churches, lodges or oin«r they may register at There are three stitutjonal an4 food udew. Group f Ing 'houses, fw*er ity houses, monajBtftrJes, and summer camps,

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