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MANY ALGON1ANS WILLING TO CIVE PINT OF BLOOD Probably one of the outstandtn phases of the work of the Rec Cross lf> World War H. as con trasted with the eorifllct of 25 year Ago, ia the extensive use of plasma the liquid part of Mhe. human blood remaining after the red aitd whit corpuscles have been removed, THi has been proved to be an Ideal "Wood substitute, the difficulty is tha blood is perishable and must read a processing laboratory within up pfoxlmately 24 hours after It ha (been donated, tills, of course 1 makes It impossible for a person iti say, Algona, to donate blood o even establish a' station locally be cause of the difficulty In trans porting such fresh ,blood to a "cen ter" laboratory in time to make i useful. * IMany Are Willing Many Algonlans have signifiec their willingness to give their 'pint And have been disappointed be caUse there were no facilities hen for handling such a procedure. To these loyal Americans, who wan to help the Red Cross, the centra Office has suggested that target •and more generous cash donations 'Will make It possible to carry on the great work of rushing precious plasma to the war areas where i Is most needed. Plasm* Savea Thousands Plasma has already saved thous ands of wounded American boys on the battle fronts of this gigantic world war. It will save, probably millions more. When you canno donate your blood to the Red Cross as" in Kossuth County, your can do as great a Wt of life-saving work in the same connection by doubling • and tripling your cash donation The local Red Cross drive Is wel "over the top" ibut after all, there is no "celling" to the benefits that come from liberal donations to this worthy organization. A Small Sacrifice To those '• brave fighters in the jungles of the Solomons, to al brave American boys, all over the world, to those who are giving their lives that we may enjoy freedom tt is a small -sacrifice indeed, to give a pint of our blood. And it Is a smaller sacrifice for us to donate, financially, to an organization whose prime object is to relieve suffering and restore health to our young boys,. If you are sorry that you cannot give a pint of your Wood to the Red Cross remember that you can still help the Red •-Cross by contributing to the present drive for funds. Every dollar you give to the Red Cross may save a life. St. Patrick'* Day Temperature Lowest Since Same Day, 1909 According to , records in p_osses- sipn of (Harry; Nolte, local weatherman, St. 3?la.trick's . day this year ''thizerotwas.pnly S-degreeBiWarm- *!i,stIiani'a. h SHk«»'davAln IftOft-iwhen . some records one of'which"'is the average temperature normally being 19.4 degrees, but this year it dropped to 12 degrees. While we thought February was colder than usual it was found to register 5.3 above normal. March, so far, has given us .80 inch of precipitation and that was 21 belofw normal. Snowfall reached 5.1 inches during 1 the month. The record for the week: High Low March 11 40 March 12 J.......42 March 13 ,..,. , 36 March 14 *...52 March IS * „ 45 March 16 .....41 March 17 23 5 15 25 32 33 4 0 Three Kossuth Boys On Bulletin Board In African Station A glance at a Red Cross bulletin board at an army station somewhere in North Africa revealed to Pfc. Melvyn J. Webb of Algona that he was not so far from home folk as he had thought. He says in a letter to his wife here that he was hi town on 'February 23 and saw , the names of Pfc. Ewald Voigt o: Algona and Pfc. Martin F. Voigt o; Burt. He has not mentioned wheth er he met the local boys in person since, but it can be imagined tha boys that far from home would lose no time getting together. Mrs Webb also received some French money which her husband sent her The amount was five francs or about ten cents in American money. He wrote that that type of money seems like "so much wall paper." Mrs. Webb Is the former Helen Louise Johnson, twin daughter of Mr. and, Mrs. Walter Johnson, • Established 1865 ALGONA, IOWA, THUKSDAY, MARCH 18, 1943 8 Pages BOHANNON TO HEAD SENIOR CHAMBER Kossuth Boy Rides Jinrikisha Deluxe Somewhere In Africa Traveling de luxe in a jinriksha s Gail E. Leek, son of Mrs. Chris Dlsoh, now'of Whlttemore, and'his buddy,_Private Locke,!of New Lon- power .of ,their _. ahd war>paint; r ;The trlplwas made somewhere In French' Africa. Gail writes his mother ; that there was no speed limit but that the travel was not so slew at that. He Is at- ached to/ the quartermaster division in the army, and has been in :he nervice since July, 1941. Up to the time he was transferred to Africa his detachment had toeen connected with a supply ship in the African war zone. Gail has also seen service in Egypt..He tells of German.; .... are • made "that fobi "shortage is starving the American'soldiers, etc. He says that they 'have plenty of food, and it is all American, except the' meat, which Is shipped from England. Prior to his entrance in the armed forces Gail worked for Geo. Scuffham near Algona. Meat Distributing Committee Here to Check Up On Black Market A Meat Distribution Committee has been appointed in Kossuth to tackle the Job of stamping out black market meat operations, one angle of which will be the slaughter permit system which goes into effect April 1st. M. Loss of the Chairman Robt. Kossuth County War Board started the ball rolling Wednesday when he called a meeting of the board and at which time members of the Meat Distribution Committee were appointed. Thoreson Chairman O. L. Thoreson, representing the USDA was appointed chairman. Representing the livestock farmer, A. R. Cruickshank, a livestock producer who does not slaughter for sale and who is not a dealer or agent in livestock, was the second member. Mrs. A. A. Bishop was elected to represent the consumer on the committee. This committee member must be a typical city or town housewife, consumer and food buyer who can explain the purposes and details of the orders to other consumers and assist in the administration of the program. A member of the .committee to represent the meat retailer will also be appointed but up to press time this had not been done. Holmin Anderson's name had been suggested but he was out of town yesterday. The meat retailer conimit- tee member is one who does not slaughter for sale. Meeting at Pocahontas Members of the Meat Distribution committees from the different counties in this area will meet in Pocahontas Friday for the pur- pose of explaining food distribution orders No. 26 and 27 and a county war board's part in this Important program. Members cf the local war board, Robt. M. Loss, chairman, A. L. Brown, extension service, D. OH. Hutchlns and Henry iP. Eischeid, will attend, as will also O. L. Thoreson and Garret Welhausen of theAAA office. Meetings Over County At a later date, prior to April 1, the county war hoard and the new committee will hold meetings at various points in Kossuth for the purpose of meeting with farmers and livestock growers to further educate as to the new orders. In the meantime every farmer in Kossuth will be contacted by letter which will set out that farmers, growers and feeders are not required to have permits to buy and sell live stock but are expected to keep records of their sales and purchase of livestock. A suggested form for such record will be enclosed with the letter. Slaughterers' Rules (Farmers who slaughter exclusively for home consumption on their farms are not covered by order No. 27. However, if they slaughter for the purpose of sale they must secure a. permit. And in every case where a sale is made of meat off the farm a tag giving the number of their permit must be attached. "Butchers" include persons other than farm slaughterers who in 1941 slaughtered a total liveweight of not more than 300,000 pounds. "Local Slaughterers" who in 1941 include all slaughtered quadruplicate and a number be assigned to each permit. persons a total liveweight of 300,000 pounds or over. Board to Issue Permits According to Mr. Loss the local war board will issue permits 'n will The original will be given the slaughterer, one copy to the war board and two copies to the state war board. Whenever the county board has reason to believe violation of a slaughter permit is occurring, the report will be made to the state war board. It should be remembered that farmers do not come under permit regulations unless they slaughter for sale. Nor do they need a permit to buy and sell livestock, but they are expected to keep a record of their sales and purchases of livestock. Reason For Rationing The underlying reason for rationing and price control of meats is to make sure that every Ameri- Plum Creek Flyer to Carlsbad, N. M. In last week's issue of the Upper Des Moines we printed a story concerning Leroy L. Adams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Adams of Plum Creek, to the effect that he had graduated from the Advanced Army Flight School at Victorville, Calif., on March 6th, and that he had re- can, rich or poor, can get his fair, ceived his bombardier wings, and share of food. Rationing prevents' the rich from buying large quantities at higher prices than the poor can pay, or for persons to get more than their share by going from store to store. And rationing of meat cannot be effective if some supplies by-pass the rationing program. The Kossuth Meat Distribution Committee's job is to see to It that the meat producer as well as the meat consumer in Kossuth observes equally the new order No. 27 so that fairness and equality in meat rationing will obtain here. McCormick-Deering Store Changes Hands W. A. Hall and Wm. Runchey, fir., haye purchased the local Me* Cormick-Deering store which has been operated for many years by the International Harvester Co, under the Mason City branch. The change became, effective March J6 ' Mr. 'Hall, who has.been the popu lar; store manager for the past • three years, will continue a» active manager tot the new concern, Mr. Runehey |s one of Algol's we}) known farmers, living {(bout 10 miles southwest «f town, where be IM* fawned for aJwut toxty year* e,!Art"¥Wfe wb,Q,bas been * Station foreman, to? $he Hotel at Whittewore, ;OJ4 M.- PRIZEWINNERS ANNOUNCED IN ESSAY CONTEST Results have, been announced for he Americanism contest conducted >y the local urft of the American .region Auxiliary for students .In the local school. Contestants were to ubmlt an original essay with the ubject, "Making America Strong. 1 ""ourteen essays were entered from he Senior high school and ten from the Junl6r high. Mary Francis Carney received he first prize in the Senior high nd. Patricia Plumb received the ecortd prize. The first prize winner In the Junior high was Joanne Dahl. Sue Hutchison received the second prize. The first prize winners' 'essays will 'be sent to the state con-test. Judges for the local contest were Miss Minnie J. Coate, Mrs. D. D. Paxson and Mrs. A. Didriksen. f EUgibility to USWA t Clarified by Grahl '".'^ Mrs, D. D. Monlux, president pf the local unit' pSWA is in 'receipt of a letter which clarifies the question regarding the eligibility membership in both the Legion Auxiliary as well as the USWA, Excerpts from the letter are; The WAACS are an- Auxiliary to the Army but are not in the Army The WAVES are in the 1 Navy, and the SPARS are in the Coast Guard The status of a WAAC Is, there. fore, not that of a soldier, while the status of WAVE is thafof Bancroft Man Loses Gas Coupons, Speeding The local rationing .board has revoked the B book of Alfred Mehnke, Bancroft, because of speeding. It seems (hat Mr. Mehnke was taking a group of basketball' players to Fort Dodge recently and that he maintained for some distance a speed of 45 miles per hour. A patrolman stopped him and gave him a warning ticket. The state motor vehicle" department forwarded the ticket to the local rationing board for action. Under the circumstances the board took 5 of the No. 4 stamps from his A bock but permitted him to keep the A ration. However, his B permit was revoked In Its entirety. Masonic Meeting to Be Held Here Mar. 25 The Grand Master of Masons of Iowa, Ford L. Van Hoesen, has called upon all Masonic Lodges to hold a series of state wide patriotic meetings at some time during the Interval 'between 'March 15 and March 25, the exact date to be chosen by each Lodge to, suit its convenience, ' '• In response to this proclamation, Prudence Lodge No, 208, Algona, SPRING DRIVE FOR SCRAP METAL TO START THIS WEEK Kohlhaas - Murtagh Head Drive in So. Kossuth; , B 3X^ Scouts Collect Tin 'Cans "Saturday The spring drive to bring in the scrap metals and iron to local salvage yards gets under way this week. Farmers are urged .to take time during ' the next two weeks, before- spring work begins, to search their farms, barnyards, groves ditches, etc., for every available piece of old scrap, and to take it to the local scrap dealers. With machinery so vitally needed by farmers and with government agricultural interests expending every effort to obtain more machinery for farmers and at the same time take care of the war needs, it is up to every single farmer to cooperate to the fullest extent in the scrap drive. , Scrap iron is necessary to mix with new ore to keep the smelting furnaces in operation. They cannot operate without it. So get out the scrap and everybody do his bit. 'P. J. Kohlhaas and Gene Murtagh are co-chairman for the drive will convene on the evening of to March 25 at eight o'clock. A good program has been prepared and a prominent speaker has -been secured. This Is a public meeting and everyone is welcome to attend. in the south part of the county. W. E. Ley of Lakota is county chairman. Boy Scouts, Collect Tin Last week the Boy Scouts cooperated in the scrap metal drive by collecting about five tons of tin cans which were placed in the building just south of the entrance of the old Call Theatre, which is the official tin can depository. Some of the cans had not been properly handled. Housewives are asked to strip off the paper, see that cans are clean, cut out the ends leaving only enough attached to keep them fastened to the can, push the ends Inside and crush the cans flit. Then they can be quickly and easily disposed .of without waste and with the minimum of rust, Justice Fines Two Pheasant Hunters In Justice Delia Walter's court this week two local pheasant hunters received $10 fines Wednesday afternoon. Roy Christensen was given his fine for carrying an assembled gun in his car. B. J. Palmer t hunting with the same group, was-charged! (with shotting from the car. The charges were filed by Game Warden E. V. Pierce. 'In the same court Andrew Koppen recently appeared on a charge of assault and battery filed by his wife, and paid costs amounting t6 $11-00. JOHN BERNHARD, HALF CENTURY AT BANCROFT, DEAD Bancroft—Funeral services for John Bernhard were held from St. John's Catholic church' Saturday morning with Rev. J. H. Schulte officiating. John Bernhard was born August 14, 1865 at Jollet, 111., On January 28, 1890, he was married to Margaret Michels of Oelwein. They moved to Bancroft on March 4, 1890. He died 53 years later, March 4, 1943. Death was caused by heart trouble. He is survived by his wife, three children, Leo of Park Rapids Minn., Maurine of Bancroft, anc Mrs. Mary Hess of Carroll, on brother, Charles Bernhard of Jollet '111., and one sister, Mrs, Joe Bicli of Joliet. Pall bearers at the services were: Active: Joe Fox, Frank Coyne, Mike Rustemler, H. J. Deitering, Joe Vaske and J. N. Meriell; honorary: Joe Baltz, Joe Sandschulte, 'Louis (Ellsbecker and N. J. SchHtz. Ration Calendar sailor, and the status of 4 is that of a Coast Guardsman. The women: in the Marine Corps are like the WAViP and the SPARS, Personnel of the Merchants Marine are in neither the military npr naval service. Gun crews assigned ;o merchant- ships are usually of ;he navaJ! service, A woman, to " ong to the American Legion / must be the mother, wife, >r daughter pf a member of - ' pr in the re- -v^-^ *--»-,^. w , , ™$\ *^™"__?"flL*w s«rvie« connected fif'tluto hay jj iwitowjM * j£jtf^Wt"J$mm* a sf^tfe °raiWB| «jiwe4 fsrcss wbe art ' ^ TJ «5^* -f -— _ ~ Ms nwtjher, pr 4^u^|it9T tf not ?U^ to tuG 'TjBgton Aux "L ^"*E TO^W*'*^- ^*»*^ Eugene Wray, Jr., to Air School in Alabama iBugene Harold Wray, Jr., son of Mr, and Mrs, Bugene H. Wray, <Sr., 308 Elder St., Council-Bluffs, is now enrolled as an aviation cadet in the army «Jr forces pre-f}ight' school for pilots at Maxwell Field, located on the outsorts, of Montgomery, the capital of yUabama. ~ 'ft graduate of AK ) and .worked as JjuSjguth county engineering -department when he was accepted AS, a cadet for the £"2**. gona high army ajiy lorcefl, gan' htornre-fligh,* well Wray heat Tires Class A: First inspection deadline—March 31. Class 'B: Second inspection re- McConneU Tak** On Ration Board Job R. L. McConiiell of Mwon City, Monday and tok Tgttfe the m f«fi9S state* th»t until the into $ wefIf, vasfttog the {arm. home. He van ' ; s 7?^^^tffl^f**&*- ^rfsp-r quired during four month period March 1-June 30. Class O: Second inspection' required during three month period, March 1-May 31, 1 Commercial vehicles: Every 60 days or .every 6,000 miles, which,' ever occurs sooner. , Gasoline "A M book coupons. No. 4 (4 gals, each) expire March 21, "A" book coupon* No. 5 valid March 22 through May 21, {« gala, each) <U gain. 3$, ejqpirej «n ) valid on 25, Period i expire April J7. Period; e now vajjd, Cfcunon No. 29 « March 3&- q^jwsw HO, m March ?2, expires Alvina Oppedahl of Wesley to Attend School for WAVES Wesley — Thursday evening dinner guests at the Roy Kleinpeter home were members of the Embroidery Club, Mrs. Halvor Flom and Mrs. G. L. Olson. This was a farewell courtesy to Alvina Oppedahl, a member of the Club, who leaves next week to attend a school for Waves at Hunter College, New York, The Club presented Alvina a purse of $5.00. She had worked (A the 'Jfleinpeter department store the past five years and nine months. Sunday dinner gyests at the Mrs. Tillie Loebtg home were Ollle and Louis Oppedahl, Herman and Louis Bruns of Buffalo Center and Mr, and; Mrs, Bert Putzstuck and family of Luverne. The dinner was in hpnpr of Mrs. Loebig's oldest daughter, Alvina Oppedahl, who eave Monday for Hunters. Torte where she JAYCEES CONTINUE LEAD IN KOSSUTH BOWLING LEAGUE Continuing their steady gain in the bowling league the Jaycees now have a 'substantial percentage of 64 over the next team, the Mullins <Hy.brids.^:Tlie— ;Honeymend« -Gran? dads have reached third plaice, while the Pioneers have been playing in hard luck and are now in 12th place. The standings: W L Pet Jaycees ........... ..... ................ 53 22 .707 Muliins' Hybrids ..... ......... 49 26 .653 Hpneymead Grandads ..47 26 .027 Fuller Brush ..._ ............... 46 29 .613 Holsum Bread .................. 46 29 .613 Old Style (Lager .............. 45 30 .600 K. of C. ...„.:. ....... .............. 45 30 .600 Silver Grey Cafe .... ........ 44 31 .587 John Deere Tyke ............ 44 31 .857 Wesley Auto ...................... 39 36 .520 Burt ...„ .................. ,. ............. 39 36 .52 Pioneer Hybrid .............. 38 37 .50 Barry's Midgets .............. 25 50 .33 All-Stars Beat the Irish The Algona All-Stars traveled t Emmets-burg last Sunday afternoo and took on the Irish aggregation tipping 2680 pins to 2629 by th Enimetsburg tippers. No outstand ing bowling was done by eithe team. Geering was high for th locals with 605 pins, while MeNallj for Emmetsburg rolled 829. Th frames: Algona— Barry ........... : Amfah ....... ; .................. 203 Lynk .............................. 181 Geering ........................ 219 Furst ....\ ..... -. ................. 161 EmmetsDurg— HIgley ..... ..................... 142 Neibaur ........................ 153 MoNally ........................ 245 Brown ..... ..................... 180 Schact ............................ 175 was commissioned 2nd lieutenant. In a communication from Carlsbad, New Mexico, this week we are informed that Lieut. Adams has been transferred to that station for further aviation training at that army air training center. 178 194 172 125 198 138 162 167 214 177 199 16 17 19 18 ,-19 Sergeant John Deim Writes From England More mad has been received from Sergeant John Deim in England, (He writes that his company Is located just outside of a srnal village and that he gets every other night off to go into town On the alternate nights the Negro soldiers go so that any possible trouble, can be avoided. He has jeen made the company plumber in :he utility shop. Humor has it that he may be furnished a jeep as a plumbing service car. The job is comparatively permanent. The first week In England John was the envy of his friends with 66 letters from the states awaiting »lm. Some of them were a long a. Wave. *|r, jand Mrs. John and famjfy caHsd that aft* ernoon. The ,Brow«'«nre ' *rsp — PMJip Ray Minard bU,&'Nft<fjr According to wor4 received from thf navy recruiting station at ~ near, f»bih> r% mutf, son <jf ,an4 MM, f& lp§rd, clfir, swora ipto «« pftvy p an ;te« seaniajR - -*"- 5s ime on the way having been sent Q bis forme* camp fn Oregon irst, Ke receives the Upper 1 Pen every week and says he if from cover to cover.. He was grateful, for the American ., Knights of Columbus. that ftf SftjgUsh com are convjnwf «% Americans are a Jlttle b# «W,- Tfcey thtnfe we nave too much money, drive too 200 Additional Reader* La«t Wedk R. F. Donovans Return From Western Stay Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Donovan, 322 S. Moore street, city, returned from Santa Ann, California, last Thursday after a three months' stay with their son, Ralph, 4ird family. The latter is employed in a defense plartt. Mr. Donovan stated that at least a dozen former Algona families are living- irr that area now. People out there are seriously war minded 1 as compared with this part of the country and that there are at least 100 soldiers to every civilian. The Donovans found it quite a ; problem to get accommodation.''Oh a train ,for the retUrn.-trlpVjb^c&tbecause of- the continued moving of troops. Forsberg Transferred to West Cadet Camp •Virgil F^Forsberg of 612 E. Efcn. Algona, was among the fifty naval aviation cadets who recently left the United States Navy Flignt Preparatory school at Mt. Vernon, Iowa, for the U. S. Navy Fre-Flight school at Del Monte, Calif. The cadets,' after completing courses at War Training Service schools, were ordered to the preparatory school for a short course in ground school subjects, military drill and naval essentials. TO POST ; AT MEETING OF BOARD THURSDAY Four New Directors Takd Office; C. A, Phillips* Continues As Secretary and Treasurer At a meeting of the board of directors of the Algona Chamber of Commerce Thursday L S. Bo» hannon was selected by the board, to serve as president of the Cham- her for the ensuing year. He sU(i« ceeds Wm. (Dau, retiring president. At the board meeting four new members- took office. They wer« Johrr Kohlhaas, Frank Zender, A. E. -Kresensky and M. J, Pool. Tbesa men were elected by the Chamber membership at the annual meet* ing held on Wednesday, March 3. Retiring board members are Wm. Dau, Joe Lynch, Wm. Barry atl<J Herman Barker. , Two Unexplred Terms •To fill vacancies caused by removal from the city of two board members Dennis'Pratt was selected to fill the unexplred term of E. H. Wray who is now living let Council Bluffs and. Don (Hutchison; was selected to fill the vacancy caused by Hi White joining the armed forces of the United States. The other directors now '. serving are Herman Hauberg, Ralph ft, Miller, Milton Norton, Dr. Karl Hoffman and A. E. Schemel. Past Year Busy One The past year has seen the Cham* ber co-operate in many war and defense activities, its usefulness) being ever ready with voluntary' service and leadership. It has served as a clearinghouse for war activities in Algona and Kossuth,' county." "Sponsoring . and assisting in 'bond and stamp sale drives, promoted victory day and American Heroes day, directed a three-cou>, ty retailers 'bond and stamp drho^ raised funds for civilian defense council, served businesses oper* ating under OBA ' as well as furnishing bulletins on many regulations, directed tire and tube deal-,, ers' first inventory reports ,-gave) annual 4-H boys' banquet and i entertainment, and dozens of others county projects. The program for the ensuing year indicates that the chamber will continue with promoting community ,?'and civil projects beneficial to city county. . •'. Asks Divorce 'Florence Klein has filed suit foU divorce from Fred Klein on ..the grounds of desertion. The couple was "married at Bancroft on Julyj 31, 1917. There are five children, three of wliom are of legal age. Mrs. Klein asks custody of the two minor children. The plaintiff claim*; a period of desertion for over twq years. Wizzard In Processing Farm Products to Speak Here March 23 Sponsored by the Algona Cham, show how dozens sent to .hjm, 'by the local ber pf Commerce Vernon S, Pet the B. L.DuPont company Tuesday, every auitjefore m»y day., Ktv- <iust nH« WMwt tan. was. *arch 33 and he wHJ and tailc funny, ef te, are deeply ttfinal on A urere 200 ppp.tr pe| OVSJT the news ewHJj^r Shop

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