The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 15, 1943 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, April 15, 1943
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1 J •"' V^^^|i ice Men Column Algona Doings of ftdensed For Ser- dtnd Mall in Your t Letter to the Boys. Established 1865 women complete 95,000 «irff6al dressings for Red Cross. .. Jaycees cftrr> off honors In Kos- flUth B6wllng League. . . Richard Shenfer' sues Milwaukee for car smash, case In court entire week. . k 23 seniors take army and navy test April 2. . . (Helen Murray joins WAAOS, has been employed In Waterloo. . .Rev. P. J. Braner, Trinity pastor hero 12 years goes rtp Storm Lake church. .. Jim Mur- t'agh home from 1 California, to take post graduate course In Camp Davis, N. C. . . Academy Sophs take quint trophy In Intramurals. . , Gilbert Buscher champion marble expert in Academy tourney; .. Corporal Carroll Owen now stationed In India. . . Court orders C. W. Bowman to support three minor children. . . Art Peterson, Swea City, loses three steers when electric current shorts to water tank and electrocutes them. .. . Wm. Schmiel, teacher at Lotts Creek church school, resigns after 47 years of service... Hank Furst arid Bill Geerihg take first money in doubles at local 'bowling tourney. ... Irene Mabel Halnes joins the WAViBS. . . Big drive for $670,000 sale of war bonds on in county this and next week. , . County Red Cross Drive went over top by more than $3,000. . . County experienced a light blizzard Tuesday, cold and snow. . . Stan Brogart of Whitte- ftiore edits paper in St. Olaf's school for naval cadets. .. Fifty new adult members were taken into the M. E-church -Friday night, April 16... The high school senior play was given Friday night April 16. . . County Clerk Clara Walker 'announces 102 fishing and hunting licenses issued to date. . . The Academy senior , class play will be put on Sunday night, May .2. Eighteen 18-year-old boys registered with the draft board during March. . . James Mahoney, recently with a defense plant in Chicago, has joined the navy. ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 1943 Twelve'Pages VOL. 72-NO. i$ i JAYCEES PROMOTE VICTORY GARDENS Algona Girl Completes WAAC Basic Training Two Cars Collide On State Sunday Night The.,car of Sam'Baylor, going west on-State and the one driven by Virgil Rqethler gotng south on Minnesota, met in collision fn the Intersection at about 9:45 Sunday night. The cars were quite badly damaged. Of the Occupants, Mrs. Baylor was the most seriously shaken up and was taken to a hospital' for first aid. However, the injuries were not of a Serious nature. •;.'..'• . •• ... Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Jenkins Lose Son Brief services were held Wednesday afternoon at the McCullough chapel -for ; Johh Leslie Jenkins^ infant .Son of Mr.fand Mrs. Ronald JohnV Jordan, director < of a ^*«" T -_^,,.,,,._,,. The" baby-'llved for •only twrerifcy-flye hours and was the first child for the Jenkms. Mrs. Jenkins is ;the former Evelyn Graham, local teacher. - . . • . • Auxiliary Mary E. Grubb has re cently completed her basic train ing at the First Women's Army Auxiliary Corps Traiiiing Center in Des Moines. She has been selectee for specialist training in the Bak ers and Cooks School. Mary is the daughter of Mr. anc Mrs. Jesse Grubb of Algona. She entered the service on February 20 Three weeks before that time she enlisted and took her entrance tests and returned here to wait for her call. Before joining the WAAC's Mary worked, as a practical nurse in this community. Her parents report that she is very enthusiastic about the Women's Army and she likes the military life fine. . The Bakers .and Cooks course Is one of more than 100 jobs listed by the army replacing soldiers with WAAC'S in important behind-the- nne jobs. FLOYD M. HOLT OF MARINES WRITES FROM WAR FRONT The Upper Des Moines is in receipt' of a letter from,Pfc; Floyd M; Holt,• ; spn. : .-,of Mr. and. Mrs. Peter ACADEMY SENIORS TOPRBEOTPLAY im^mz Cast-of Nine In Three Act Comedy Drama by Chas. George; One of Highly Popular Plays With a cast of nine characters the Academy senior class will present "The Light Eternal" a three-act comedy drama, at Academy hall on Sunday night, May 2. The story centers around one Michael O'Brien, a bricklayer, and his family and contains some fine comedy action as well as the more serious and dramatic elements that enter Into the life of an honest workman and his family. The cast: Michael O'Brien, a bricklayer, Donald Bormann; Maggie, his wife, Mary Lamuth; Margaret, his daughter, Phyllis Walker; George, his son, -Leo Platt; 'M.ra. Mary Conway, a gossiping neighbor. Ruth Gisch; Daniel Collins, Margaret's fiancee, Bill Godden; Father Patrick Nolan, a priest, Russel Mahoney; Marie Stafford, music teacher, Bettie Ann McEnroe; James Nolan,' a stranger, Dean Kohlhaas; Marie Stafford's Ast Class, Helen Wlnkel, Mary Moe, Vera McEnroe, Rose Mary Coleman, Jeanne Welner, Betty .Coleman. Bamona Eisenbarth, Betty Jane Arndorfer, Colleen Parks, Catherine Buscher, Cecelia Miller and Camilla Frank). , Editor U. D. Have been receiving both papers regularly and certainly enjoy both: of them. Have been out here now a year and it seems extremely good to receive your own home county papers. Was saddened to learn .of the death of a very good friend, Howard Medin. We had spent many good times together the past flv years. My memory of him will no soon be forgotten. Natives Are Friendly I am located in a place where th natives are quite friendly. I 'havi not seen a white woman since thi day we "shoved' off" from San ,Dlego, a year ago March" 9th. I am sorry I cari't tell you of bur activities here, Nothing that might aid the enemy can be 'disclosed, I can tell you tjiat I think I am in the best outfit In the world, and that we won't quit fighting until we have completely, routed the enemy Wants letters In closing I wish to say "hello" to all my Algona friends. Would appreciate hearing from more of them, Nothing better than a letter for us marines out here. —(Floyd M. Holt. LOCAL MINISTERS ARE SPONSORING UNION HOLY WEEK Services To Be Held In Different Church Eacl Night, Sunday Througl Friday Next Week Union Holy Week services wl be held again this year sponsored b the Algona Ministerial Union, wit the Presbyterian, First Lutheran Baptist, Congregational^ Nazaren and Methodist churches cooper ating. The motto for the week is "When the world is at Its worst let the Church be at Its best." Al services will begin at 8 o'clock, ex cept that on Good Friday the three hour crucifixion service -will begin at 12 o'clock. Schedule of Services The meeting on Palm Sunda, evening will be held In the Presby terlan church and the Rev. H. E Hegstrom will preach on "Thi Foreseeing Christ Weepeth." In thi First Luthern church Monday eve ning 1 the Rev. N. A. Price will be the speaker, his subject being "Jesus Cleansing the Temples o: Life." For Tuesday the message will be on "The Call to Service,' by the Rev. C. C. Richardson in the Baptist church. . Wednesday the meeting will be in the Congregational church, with the message by the Rev. E. K. Nelson, his topic being, "A King Yet." On Thursday evening Holy Communion will be celebrated In each church, with the local pastor in charge. Good Friday Service The Good Friday service will be juilt around the Seven Words from :he Cross, and will be divided into periods .so that worshippers may come any time and go any time between periods. A hymn, scrip- ure, special music and brief message will characterize each period. The high school will furnish music for one period of this service, and each church choir will /provide music for the evening service in ts church and for one period on 3ood Friday. The-public is invited ;o any and all services. 'Large crowds are anticipated. Farewell Address Easter Rev. P. J. Braner will deliver his farewell address on Easter Sunday morning at 10:30 at the Trinity Lutheran church. Rev, Braner had at first expected to be at;his new charge, the Zion Lutheran church at Storm" Lake, for Easter but his many friends and parishioners have asked him to be with them for the Easter Communion service. The public is cordially invited, flCALTOORNEf Tip 1250 Pins To Lead Team Entries; Alfred Young Carries Off Singles; 58 Entries Following their recent top-notch bowling In Spencer, "Hank" Furst and Bill Geering carried off team honors here last week when they took first place in team bowling on the Recreation alleys against 23 other entries, The -tourney was played on Monday and Tuesday and Thursday and Friday by members of the Kossuth bowling league. There were,35 entered in the Singles event, and the .first nine co place In, the money were: Young Bolls 276 Al Young 692 Gene Ross .". 680 L. Intermill ,..,..; ...if. 085 William Schmiel, Lotts Creek Teacher, Resigns After 47 Years William Schmiel, teacher in the Immanuel Lutheran school at Lotts Creek the past 47 years, presented a letter of resignation at the quarterly meeting of the voting members of the congregation held recently. He plans to retire from the teaching profession. His resignation he received and accepted a call at some of the children in outlying territory to other schools. Installed August 5, 1895 While still a student at Lutheran Teachers College, Addison, III., now located at River Forest, 111., he received and accepted a call from Lotts Creek and he was installed August 5, 1895, by the Rev. Martin Fuerstenau. He began his work In the vestry, of the first church building, but that fall a new school building was erected. During the winter of 1896-97 the enrollment was some forty pupils. Cyclone In 1898 On April 30, 1898, a cyclone devastated the Lotts Creek neighborhood and completely destroyed the church and school house as well as partially wrecking the parsonage. A new church was built, and a new school house was erected from ;he wreckage of the church and former school building with but about $300 worth of added material lelng used. Enrollment Grows Mr. Schmlel's work at Lotts Sreek has been exceptionally blessed. In the early days more children were sent to him until the enrollment reached 78 at one time. '.n many instances three small children were crowded into the "Them Gremlins" at Work In Titonka Titonka—-Definitely, "them grem- ins" was at work in town. We've read of them on airplane wings and motors overseas, and now they are in the kitchens right here at lome! The Wm. Wards were going to iave ice cream the other day so 3onna went down town for some rJW-FVftV''fi/^p. ~'r\i • ',• ™< • T* • V* ,*»*j*vi. • \icu lings bggart: to " : taste^fiinny,-. ttte >runes had a 1 peculiar • flavor and double seats while other little one sat on chairs near his desk. Th: was before good roads and th automobiles made it possible to sen some of the children in outlyin territory to Other schools. Taught In German In the early days all of the child ren were taught in German. Till was difficult for many who knei only "low" 'German and had t learn "high" German beginnln^ with the "Fibe!" or German primer Only a little English was the taught. However, as time passe more and more of the English was used and today everything 1 taught in the English language. Enlarged In 1930 •In the spring of 1930 a thin schoolhouse was built, the old on. having become too small and i was too cold during the wlnte; months. The new school was ded icated in November of '1930. Mr Schmiel is .-unable to give the exaci number of students who have sal at his feet as some of the recort books were lost in the cyclone o; 1898, but he estimates that between 700. and 800 have studied under him. Mr. Schmiel has as yet no definite plans as to where he anc Mrs. Schmiel will go after his retirement. He has passed through many hardships and has been a faithful and very dependable teacher. Needless to say .Lotts Creek community and that part of Kos- suth.county will greatly miss these fine citizens who have -been so creditable a part iri the development of the Lotts Creek community these many years. MRS. R.L. REID ELECTED HEAD OF ALGONA UNIT PTA New Officers For Next Year Voted at Tuesday Meeting; Third Ward School Program teU ensuing- .year _ _ , . -, -he; local'ifaiit of ... - £/, T - A, atithe regular meeting held when it came to the coffee it was Tuesday afternoon in the Brvant downright bitter! Not one:.lnVthelbulldJng. The closing meeting of umiiv nftth,^ -i,. j ^ iu,.._ the school "year Was well attended artd a'good program presented by pupils of the Third Ward school was thoroughly enjoyed. The officers elected will be installed at the first regular meeting of the new school year next September. They are: • President/Mrs. R. L. Reid; vice president, Mrs. John McGuire; secretary and treasurer, Mrs. C. D. Schaap; program chairman, Mrs. electe amily of'•f6ur.,had done anything o the food, but ft continued to aste queer. Then all at once there vasn't any ice cream salt any- vhere and at the same time the ugar was evil tasting and bitter! It must have been the "gremlins" •ho were responsible, and they reated a major household calamity ecause there are no more sugar coupons to use until May and in the meantime two grandchildren are coming to visit just when grandma's cooky jar has been put on the deferred list! : Scene From Senior Play "Our Town" Friday Night at High LOYAL KOSSUTH RESIDENTS GO TO TOWN ON BONDS Drive For $670,000 Quota Being Pushed and Is Meeting With Gooti Co operation So iFar Bond issuing agencies in Kossutl include all the banks in the county the Algona Federal Savings anc Loan Association, the Algona Na tional Farm Loan Association, the post office, the Algona Theatres and the personnel of the Algona Liquor Store. All of these agencies and i the many Individual and personal workers are putting forth every effort this and next week to raise the $670,000 war bond quota assigned the county. Reports have it that co-operation on the part of purchasers is quite satisfactory. Farmers Solicited ^Because of the farmer , being placed in the most advantageous position so far as inqome is concerned, as compared with the town and city dweller, the success of the drive will depend largely upon the response of the farmer. With crop prices the best they have been in years his ability to buy supersedes that of the town dweller who, b'i- cause of lack of help, inability to get goods for re-sale, freezing of commodities, etc., finds himself rather embarrassed as compared with a year ago. Banks Remain Open In order to accomodate those who can't get to the bank during he day, both banks in Algona will remain open from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 17 and Saturday, April 24. The banks are tak- ng a definite part in promoting the sale of bonds during this drive. As to Pledges Those of bond purchasers who ipinplfeted the pledges made last pear may buy bonds during this drive and it will be. credited to their )ledge for> next year, according to bond headquarters. Last year the quota for Kossuth was $1,300,000 >ut it has been raised considerably or this year with a quota of $2,64,000. When the committee calls upon you for your pledge, please s really a Plum Creek Soldier Now Serving Overseas Roland Bode, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bode, Plum Creek township, left home January 16, 1941, to attend the Aeronautic Industries Technical Institute at Glendale, Calif. There he learned to build, paint"and camouflage planes. The planes that were sent to the different countries were painted the color that would best match the soil. He specialized in motors. In RECENT SURVEY SHOWS EVERY FOOT OF GROUND IN USE Committee Prepares One Plot Containing 28 Sec* tions of 1,000 Sq, Each; More Needed That the citizens of Algona ar« garden minded this year is evl« denced in applications for garden: spots throughout the. city. Recently; the Junior Chamber of Commerce made an extensive survey as to the availability of garden spots through out Algona. The committee In charge of the Victory Garden pro* ject, OB. H. Hutchins, chairman, Harlan Sigsbee, Ray Henry and Alvin Huenhold, sent out 1200 let* ters to Algona residents enclosing a return postal card on which could be indicated whether or not' the addressee had a garden, if hfl could divide part of it with oth«ftL and if he did not have a garden! would he be interested in a garden for the summer. Replies Numertous "" (Better than half of those letter* were given a reply and as a result the committee proceeded to get the. garden owner and the garden api come home for a short vacation Then he began work for the United Air Lines of Chicago, where he worked from April until November 27, 1942, when he enlisted in the naval reserves. Roland was given a petty officer, third class, rating and was classed as a machinists mate. He received lis boot training at Camp Wadron, Tarragot, Idaho. In February of this,year he was assigned to Treasure Island, where he remained until recently when he was sent overseas. Roland is a graduate of the Academy, class of '40. , JUNIOR CHAMBER DELEGATES TO 43 CONVENTION usiness propoafr Bill Pech ..662 Chan Galley „ ; 849 Louis Lynk 648 Bill Barry ., 640 Bill Geering ..632 Carl Callles , , 623 In placing first Al Young rolled one game with 276 pins, one of the high scores rolled during the entire season. 28 Teams In Doubles There were 23 teams entered Iri ;he doubles and the first six of :hese to place in (he money were: PursMJeering ....1250 fhissen-WJnkel 1247 Kromlnga-Dailey 1233 E. Peterson-R. Krominga 1234 Amfahr-GeUenfeldt _ ..1227 Bass-Jprgensen ...„..„., : 1226 V, K. Rising. Pupils In Program Pupils of the third ward school furnished the program with the 1st gra'ders giving a playlet under the direction of Miss Schwarm entitled "Easter Bunnies." Second and third grade pupils also presented a play- let with a radio station background and containing songs and stories about Holland. The 4th, 5th and 6th grades, under direction of Miss Engell, grade music supervisor, rendered three numbers, "Yankee Doodle Boy," "Waltzing. Matilda" and "We Must Be Vigilant." Johnny Jordan played two clarinet numbers, Liebestraum by 'Lieszt and Serenade by Herbert,, with Miss Lorenz at the piano. A quartet of clarinets gave several numbers. ' The third ward mothers led in numbers in attendance at the meeting. Mrs. R. W. Anderson is the retiring president. ion, you are merely loaning the government the money and it will e used to crack down on the dic- itors .who menace your libertiesi Some day you will get your. money ack with- interest. In the 'meantime the dollar you end your government today is help- ng yuor son,, or our son, In his attle against the Axis on the war ront, hastening victory for our 'de. Hence, let's do our best in this ictory Bond Drive. Over "Tuesday. Night; Gene Hood, Pres,; Gene Hutchins, Secretary Delegates to the state . convention of the Junior Chamber of Commerce were selected by the local unit at a pre-cohvention meeting otherwise space which can be usfkl for gardening will be used Iri Al. gona this summer. And' even at that at the present time there Will • be a shortage of almost a half hundred plots for ambitious Vegetable growers. Victory Project'- The committee has arranged.wifh' the Algona school board for a pof« tion of the school property located one block southwest of the Nazarene church and facing Kennedy street. This is a plot of approximately 11x20 rods and is a part of what was formerly the Schulta Gardens. Just this week, the plot was.plowed, disced and harrowed and made ready for planting. The north half of this has been divided into 25x40 feet areas which nveans about 1,000 .square feet each. Thru . tonight, Friday and Saturday members of the committee will be on hand there to lay out and Designate the plots for app M £ 1 ' « «WW- ;*W2<*S % &"™' r .:'"" '< I'ff <*• •«.<&& To cover the wwihrf >«..__ preparing" the garden area' an plicant is being charged $1.00 plot, but only one space rented to ,an; applicant! Iri sever<4 Instances two applicants are dividing a plot. The south half of the original area will be rented in"' larger spaces, running the width, of the garden and 33 feet across, Tuesday evening. Selected* were for those who go in for gardening Harold Brandt, chmn, L. W. Rouze; on a larger scale. ,, T t * Ration Calendar Class line S* Tires Second inspection deac ber 90, Second Inspection re* Ot (Second inspection required before Commercial vehicles; op every 5,000 Every 90 Commander Writes from Africa About Our Boys Over There At the High School Auditorium Friday night the seniors will present "Our Town," fn three acts. The above is a scene from the play. The cast is made up of 22 characters. The play concerns the story of the people of a typical American town Within the period of 1901 to 1913, a human interest story of the daily activities of our neighbors in a small town. Fred Kent, Jr., Sends Mother Easter Shoes From African Front . Mrs. Fred Kent received a package from somewhere in Africa Tuesday, mailed by Fred Kent, Jr., and arriving here in' time to serve for Easter wear. The shoes are hand-made, have thick wooden soles, with hand-tooled laced leath- "It Might Happen To You" Title of Play By St. Joe Pupils "It Might Happen To You" is an old, almost worn out expression But there . is nothing old or worn out in the new three-act farce com' edy, "It Might Happen To You," as you will discover for yourself when the play is presented by St. Joseph's high school, Sunday, April 18, at 8:30 p.m. in the Auditorium. Here is a brand new play with a branc new'plot—a plot so packed full of novel twists and laughable situations that you'll find it difficult at times to keep up with the many situations. It is all extremely plausible, however, which makes It all the funnier, for everything that happens to the leading character could happen to almost anyone. Catholic Cemetery Assn. Elects Officers At the regular annual meeting of the Catholic Cemetery Association last Sunday the following officers were elected for the coming year: President, W. A, Barry, Sr.; vice president, Christine Wernert; assistant vice president, Katharine McEvoy; secretary and treasurer, er, surely a fine work of art. In- L. A. Wlnkel; assistant secretary Lieut, Col, Bruno G. March!, manding the battalion in which Wm. Paughan, son of Mr. and Mrs W. T. Daughan, is a member, end npw stationed somewhere tn/ Africa, a letter to the senior Mr. Daughan, certainly a fine and gesture toward ? M wanted to send this to you before Christmas but J knew that we would be on the move and J did want to wait until I was sure where we would be aj»d bow. I hope this will find you and yours H8 ¥P $fiW. I mitt fc do my Whittemore Boy Edits Cadet Newspaper We arjj Jn 'receipt of a copy of the "Air asoo,p,'% a four-page paper prlntedTn tfprthfleld, Minn., issued by the USNF?S cadets out of St. Qlal's Qo,Uege, The paper has to do wltij the news activities of the stu- eluded in the package was also a small coin purse, hand-tooled and sewed with, light leather thongs, another indication of the patience of workers in Africa. The purse contained several French coins,. A price mark on the shoes indicated that they cost 233 francs, about $27,20 in our money. and treasurer, Wm. H. Gllbride Arrangements were made, to employ a man full- time for the care of the, cemetery during the coming summer and fall months, Joe Duboski served in this capacity the past year. and Ray Bemish. The' alternates"j were Dr. C. C. Shierk and John Haggard. The convention will be held at .Cedar Rapids today (Thursday), Friday and Saturday. At the present time Dr. Shierk is president of the state group and John Haggard is the secretary. Officers Installed At the meeting .Tuesday night the officers recently elected for the local chamber were installed as follows: President, Gene Hood; first vice president, Harold Brandt and second vice president, John Haggard; secretary and treasurer, Gene Hutchins. The Jaycees are planning an extensive program of civic activities for the coming year, one of which is the Victory garden project now in stages of completion. James E. Mahoney Sighs Up With Navy According to word from the Great Lakes James Edward Mahoney, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Mahoney, 409 N. Thorington street, has reported to that station for preliminary basic training. James• is. 18 and was a graduate of the Academy, class of '41. Funds to Bed Cross 'I' The committee announces that any funds over and above the cost of preparing the ground for gardening will be turned over to th» Red Cross. And while the'time-1« getting short the committee would) also be glad to hear from any onqi. who may have a bit of garden spof available, for the use* of someone. else. The waiting list Is still 61! considerable size. Contact any one) of the committee mentioned above.' Creditable Project / The Victory Garden this time is Indeed a highly credit-, able one on the part of the Jayr' cees. With only 3 to 5 cans of commercially canned foods per person per month in prospect under, the' point ration plan, it becomes the responsibility of each family to/ supplement this meager ration In'' order that a healthful djet for tW- family may be maintained. Arid through the Victory Garden pro-f ject this may be accomplished. J6' must be remembered that the Jay--. cees, by virtue of their activity In* ,'it! this direction, ha,ve made it- pc*J sible for many families, to flavor ieir own vegetables from thel? own garden this season. Hate o(# to the Jaycees! , ,\ • * Bmndage Accepts Challenge to Take On Davenport Store No. Two Kossuth Farms Change In Ownership Irene Mabel Haines HM Joined WAVES According to word, received from When Otto Hill, manager of liquor store Np. 3, a! Davenport, wrote the liquor commission and pledged that his store would tafee over one-tenth of the million dollar war bond objective for April, providing that the other iT8 stores would collect the other nine-tenths, he started something- Immediately the state office submitted the challenge to the, other stpres-and. Manager G. D. Brundage, of the local Store, and Wn store personnel accepted the challenge made by Mr, other store In the state, )>< the ratio of popujatt' month of April. " Boys Are It w«J. be, local store has been one matter

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