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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 1, 1943
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%\ Service Men Clip Column Kkissuth and Algona, Doings of Past Week Condensed''^ Set- vice Men. Clip and Mail In tori* Next Utter, to the floys. Various cities and towiis' in Minnesota are forming * '.'Clean Plate Clubs." Members agree that ''they will always finish 'all food on their plate's, drink all. milk in 'their glasses, until Urfcle Sam has licked the Japs and Hitler. . . . . Donald B, MillerV is new Algona ' high school principal, while John G, McDowell accepted, a position with the Schools in Madison, Wis. John closes i an outstanding ten years of school work Hefe. /. . .Mrs.: Matte L. Pedersoh,' Algona, , has four.rsons with -the armed .forces, Roland,, Paul.-Kenneth. and 'Richard. . . •'. ; Mr. 'and Mrs. .A,,A. . Bishop' have :a home service,'flag of'.live in the service.-The sorts ate Harry, Jim and Jbhh : —with . the husbands of their daughters, Esther and Ruth, also in" the service. ..... General Mac Arthur pro' vided meeting plans for John and Jim Spencer, twin brothers, meeting in Brisbane, Australia. . •..;. Carl Pearson is the new cashier at Farmers and Traders'Bank at Bancroft.-. .'. Algona will be on •the new proposed Airmail routing, I •.connecting daily mail service with' J3es' Moines and Omaha airports. ,'•;. Doris,Eggleston, daughter of Geo. A. Eggleston, LuVerne, now ;a" full; fledged' WAVE, recently flnlBherd fining in a Naval Hospital'" Ntii;slnji>-;School. Great Lakes, •111. • 't • : •"•. 'Bjty {Gleaning customers must seriti V; ' ; the ; '.clothe6 'hangers 'along with stilts and dresses. . . . Bob Geigel, one time Algona high school Wrestler, helped' Navy,'• Sea: bees qudll 20OT-SUIT navy ;riots 1 at Los •Arigeles. . ..•,-, Mary. Elizabeth Gbdden goes to Palm Springs* • Calif., as a lieutenant iH;thrAfrny .Medical Corps... ,;7'fFor 1 these, hot '. days in .a training or foreign camp —some day 1 ; Soldier your reward will Come' When on the 4th of . , July; o'r yourXArmistice Day your ., 6 Or 7 year old will rush the attic trunk .and come forth with ypur helmet, gas mask, cartridge belt ..and.other war togs. Will,he'strut ! his stuff because they were Dads'. ' Yes, some day .this will be so/ ... . The boys certainly come : through at the Algona liquor store as the Jlsh. bowl contributions there fur-. . nishes enough cash to keep the packages coming- for each boy leaving for the U. S- Military service. G. D. Bruridage is an .active 'piember on .the committee giving g ut- packages and never .misses eing. ,0n hand when a group 'leaves/-^-.. . For a. lot of folks, it had;';been' almost a "happy war" Tip to'now. . ..'.The weather is so changeable some 'folks think the . weatherman is a- woman. - " • ' • 32 DONOR'S GIVE OF Bppcr DCS i^lomr ^L ^V *" ,~ , * Established 1865 •. ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JULY 1, 1943 Eight Pages JULY STAMP SALE QUOTA HERE Algona Soldier Pulls Down Prize For Bowling Score at West Point DFOR *^ L\ Vl / !*J- . ,-^ Registration to Donate Had Reached Eighty; Technicians Unable to Care For Quota of Fifty ' Many of those who had registered to give of their blood for civilian' defense were disappointed Tuesday when the two technicians, Mrs. Ruth Martin and Miss Esther Carlson, sent here to do the blood pulling, could only accept 32 blood donations. It seems that the demands .from communities over .the state -had 'become • so heavy that the; technicians and equipment fell- short of properly taking the blood and processing it that tlje quotas in the* different localities had to be cut down. In this city . eighty- persons had registered a willingness to donate, but state: headquarters 'notified Mrs. Ted Larson, president of the local Auxiliary, that only 32 could be taken care of . "".'.: Praise Local Set-up '*rhe two technicians here Tues, day 'highly praised the local set,«p and tne cp-operation they received from the "organization here. All of the detail^ as to the equipment and furnishings for the blood pulling had been arranged by Miss Antoinette, Bonnstetter, local school nurse, . Mrs. Larson . said today that there is a big demand for whooping cough serum and that during the fall and vflnter the Auxiliary expects to -plan for blood pullings next spring from those children who have had' whooping cough, left, receives congratulations and first prize from Major General Wilby, West. ; Point Military Academy, for having the highest score .in a bowling-.tournament^ held 'between the fourteenMifferent detachments m the post. The tournament was held,a-Vftie close ot the bowling season and Rodney's score was 234. Major Wilby is manding officer of also the com- cadet school. The,, picture was taken at a'U. S. O. dance. Private Gilbride is a son' of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Gilbride, just east of Algona, and has been stationed at West Point since March Islj Rationing. Board Office Hours Because of the filing and processing of "A" rationing and fuel oil- applications now coming to the ration board office it Is found necessary to maintain the following office hours for the present: Dally through Monday to Fri. day, 1:00 to 5:00 p. m. Sa'turday 9:00 to 12:00 a. m. Though the office force has been, increased by volunteer workers .helping out, it is impossible. to take care of this immense amount of work and yet keep > the office open the whole day. One can imagine how the work for the clerical force piles; up when it is remembered ' that in one mail alone Wednesday there were 260'applications to be handled and this outside of the regular run of mail and contacts concerning tires, tubes,- gas rationing, in the " regular day's routine. Aoy boy or girl 'over twelve years old who may have l>ad whooping cough within the past three years becomes a desirable ejonor for this serum. According to state records, Whooping cough serum has work* ed wonders in preventing attacks wherever administered, MARKETS Algona Municipal Band To Interlaken The Algona Municipal Band will play two concerts at Interlaken Park, Minnesota, on Sunday, July 4th, A program consistent with the 4th celebration will he observed there afternoon and eve-, ning of that day. ., , -r-^ Federal Tax -Revenue / >~ Office Opened Here Frank Campbell, _, former ' Al- 'gonan, now of Fort' Dodge, has been assigned to the office, in the basement of the post'Office building here, representing the federal tax revenue department. The department maintained art office here during 1938 and. 1939, but Mr. Campbell has be'en with the Fort Dodge offjce since closing the Algona office. Those having federal tax problems may call at the local office. OLDER BOYS AND GIRLS SHOULD LEARN TO SWIM Older boys are urged to register for the functional swimming courses now being given at the municipal pool and sponsored by the Red-Cross. Mary Ellen McEnroe is in charge of life saving classes and Coach Nelson looks after functional swimming. Classes in both subjects are-held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 a m., starting next Monday. The mornings for free, swims are the alternate- days of the week. Red Cross water, safety chair- rnan is Robert McCullough and he announces that, the two who make the best progress'during the course will be sent to Camp Meti- gwa at Boone. during the swim week in August. He suggests that registration for the courses should be done now, this week, FOUR KOSSUTH FARMS CHANGE HANDS THRU WEEK The unimproved 160-acre Sterling farm, located 6% miles west of Bancroft, was purchased last week from the Equitable Company by C. A. Luthi, of West Bend. Sale price was $115 per acre. The place is operated by O. R. Patterson. Alfred Schadendorf, of Bancroft, has purchased the 158-acre Umsted farm in Fenton townshjp, 2 miles southwest of Lone Rock, from the Equitable Company. He paid $135 per acre. Ross Browning is operating the farm this year. The Wolf farm, located 2 miles southwest of Wesley arid now operated by F. M. Wolf, has been sold to Jake Meyer, of Titonkn, by the Equitable Company. The purchase price Was $145 per acre. Roy M. Valvick has purchased from the, Equitable Company the Rich farm fOur' miles northwest of tedyard. This is an improved' farm and the purchase price was $130 per acre. It is being operated this year by E. A. Junkermeier. Launching Of U. S. S. Durant to Be July 30th According to a message received from the navy department Monday,'addressed to Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Durant, city, the launching of the U. S. S. Durant at the Brown Shipbuilding Ways, Houston, Texas, has been ^postponed and Will take place July 30th. Original launching had been set for July 6th. Mr. and Mrs. Durant, sponsors for the vessel which hod been named after their son, Kenneth, casualty in the South Pacific area early this year, had planned to leave here Wednesday for the christening ceremonies. They how plan to leave here on Monday, July 26th. Mrs. Herman Schumacher, their daughter, Lillian, who is living with them while her husband is serving in the armed forces, will accompany them. BOY SCOUT DRIVE PROVES HIGEY SATISFACTORY Friends of Scouting to the number of 80 were served a breakfast at Hotel Algona Tuesday morning as they received final suggestions and instructions for making a drive for funds for the Prairie Gold Scout Area. Joe Lowe, chairman, and Bill St. Clair addressed the group as did also Scout Executive Wm. Cummerford, of Foil Dodge. Following this the various majors and captains distributed cards for contacts to the workers. A group of ladies were also present and they received a big hand from the workers. They solicited the clerks and office help through the business district and according to reports acquitted themselves in a grand manner. At this writing, Wednesday evening, reports are coming in from over the county. Gene Schemel, treasurer, and to whom reports are made, stated that so far over $1200 had been subscribed. Hemp Plant Employe, Des Moines Man, Found Dead This Morning Aux. Helen Murray Awaiting Call to Duty This morning at about 5:45 Howard Beardsley, driving north on Phillips street, saw a man sitting on the curbing at the Phillips and Call intersection. . The stranger seemed to be ill and was holding his arms against his breast. A few minutes later John Thul, employed at the Harms Phillips 66 station, on his way to work discovered the stranger lying upon the pavement, and dead. Mr. Thul called the officers and Sheriff Art Cogley and Night Officer McGinnis answered tho call; immediately. The body was picked up and brought to the Mc- Cullougn undertaking parlors. According to letters and cards fourid on the body the man. proved to be one Sam Harden, last known address 3115 Wright street, Dos Moines. One identification card issued by the U. S. Employment Service indicated that he had been hired by the Rye & Henkel Construction Co., building the hemp plant here, arid that he was to report for work as a, bricklayer on Monday, June. 28.' According to other employes who had talked with him Tuesday he came over from Mason City that day and intended to start work this morning. It is presumed that he was on his way. to the plant when stricken with, a .heart attack. VICTORY GARDEN CONSERVATION , CENTER OPENED "V ' ' Junior Chamber Promotin Project to Dispose of Ex cess Fruits and Garder Products; Have Want Las The Algona Junior Chamber o Commerce opened a victory gar den conservation center in th former States Cafe building yes terday at 9 a. m. Miss Barbar Harvey was placed in charge an will maintain office hours fron 9:00 to 12:00 a. m. and 1:00 t 5:00 p. m. A telephone,. No. 600 has beeri~installed so that sellers farmers or city growers of fruit and garden items, may use thi medium of a want list and con tacts njay be made. A Worthwhile Project In the past over-planting ,an< under-consumption have been the causes of much waste of garden ing items. For that reason the Jay cees have established the conservation center, providing a method by which those who hav< excess.frUits and vegetables may phone their list to the center anc the consumer who may want any of these items may call the center and thus get producer and consumer together. In this manner excesses do not become waste. Phone 600 Miss Harvey will be. glad to Kossuth County Officers Make Record In 1941 Business Economy 'Hats off to the Kpssuth County I by the way, is highest in the state No. '3. white com, new ........ $ No. a yellow com, new ,.-,. No '2 niJxed corn, new „ ..... , 30 lb, white oats Nflj, 92 .., 65 , .». , g yellow soybffps; „.,..,,.-.- 1.68 checked CASH CBEAH 9 "JP^Hs* Ti^t^J^flAUJ* Board of Supervisors for the epo mimic handling pf the county^ business the past several years, Compared with the jnjle area for other counties ,in the state and the' population of other counties Kosswth stands 8t "the *»P of the list fop lowest cost of operation of cownty^burtpes*/,i»r Figures with 57c, Sheriff's Office Holds Record ' The Iowa Taxpayers Association also, issued actable showing the cost per person by county of the sheriff's offices, And here, top, KossulJy- lejds in economy. The erson tqt .maintaining 's office in JCpssuth in register your wants, wfiether to sell. or to buy, call No. 600. She will also have a want list kept up to the minute for those who may visit the center during the day The Jaycee committee sponsoring this, project is made up of L, W Rouze, chairman, Les Kenyon, Bill Barry, Jr., and Craig Smith. Father of Mr«, Ted Larson Died Thursday Succumbing to a blood clot Frank M,' fierstner, Cedar Rapids, died Thursday at his horoei according to a message received here by, his daughter, Mrs. Ted Larson. She and her husband left Friday Jnwning to? Cedar Rapids and returned here Monday Grstoer th§ lows T ajt- , -was 28p. In itownet county the post, was Wwe Sheriff lowing ' ttw fimerai: visited -here, often. ?e acquaintance; in his person cost for the , .1941. fife, totaj cojst ot the, lation of thjj Algona Quiet Monday July 5th; All Close This 'will be the first time in at least two score years that Algona has not celebrated with some sort of entertainment the 4th of July. We have been unable to get definite check on the years prior to 1900 when Algona did not celebrate. All of the stores and business houses will be closed next Monday, July 5th. Other letters found in his pockets indicated that he had at one time lived at Albia, Iowa, and that he had been employed at ' According to word received from Fort Des Moines Aux. .Helen M.. Murray, daughter -of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Murray, 1109 E. Call, city, has completed training in the Motor Transport School and is now' awaiting assignment to duty. Aux. Murray enlisted in Des Moines last March and on the 12th day of April was called to Fort Des Moines for basic training. Following graduation from the Algona high school she was bookkeeper for a while in the Richardson Hardware here and with the -Rath Packing Company at Waterloo. Aux. Murray is enthusiastic about her job with the United States forces that she enjoys her much. and . writes work very pl r Las Vegas, N. M. These letters' had). to do with his union membership. A one dollar bill and some small change 'constituted all of his possessions except a grip at the Deh- n'ert hotel, containing a few pieces of clothing. He 'appeared to be' about 50 years of age. Sheriff Cogley, at the time of goingi to press, was attempting to contact relatives or friends at the Des Moines and Albia " addresses in an' effort to learn as to the disposition pf the bbdy LIGHTNING PLAYS HAVOC IN AREA ABOUT TITONK A During the storm and heavy rain Sunday evening the Titonka area suffered, heavily with surplus water and several strikes of lightning. The steeple on the Immanue] Lutheran church near there was struck by lightning but hastily organized, neighbors managed -to save the building from the re-1 sultant fire which was started.! Allen Brink lost two cows by; lightning and Ubbe Winters lost I a horse. The downpour was very heavy and most of the baserhenls n the town were near flooded. Depressions, ponds, creeks and many fields were literally flooded during the night. —• - ._, *. _ COR WITH MOTHER OF TWELVE DIED IN HOSPITAL SUNDAY Mrs. Amelia H. Wermersen Had Lived in County Since 1885; Is Survived by Six- Sons, Four Daughters Following failing health for several years, Mrs. Amelia Henrietta Wermersen,' ' of ' ' near ' Corwith, passed away -at the' Kossuth -hospital, Algona,. . Sunday evening, June 27, -at the advanced age o£ 79 years. Funeral services were h£ld from the home and the Fairview Methodist ' church Wednesday 'afternoon. ... To Kossuth in 1885 Deceased was the' fifth 'of eight children born to Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Dallman, Springfield, 111., her birth being on March 16, 1864. She grew to womanhood and received her education near Petersburg, 111. On June 24, 1882, she Post Office . Service July 5 '•''On' Monday, July 5th, the general delivery ' and stamp. window will be open one-half hour only, 9:30 to 10:00., City,'?; carriers .will make one delivery /to the residence section .only. No deliveries to the section. Rural carriers will make no deliveries on the 5th. *• * "*"*~ , be made in the Tfnornfhg, * ~" 1 ?•? All incoming, and outgoing mail will be worked as usual. ALCONA CAMPAIGN TO BE SPONSORED BY THREE GROUPS Retailers, Theatres and Newspaper Carriers Will Lounch Drive Today; Ask $1 Frond Every Citizen Algona retailers, theatres >ana carrier boys are today launching the drive to sell $5,000 worth of war stamps during July and Which will go toward building the mystery carrier "Shangri-La", destined to, bomb Tokyo. Plans have been 'nJade, to contact, every citizen, man, woman and child in the city during the month in ,the hopes of,-selling the quota' assigned to Algona.' Whether a dime stamp or a dollar stamp is purchased, the workers will appreciate your coj- operation'. ' ,''..< , Special Albums- " ' To promote the sale of the lesser ' denomination, stamps, albums .wiM' be provided so that'lOc stamp, pur^ chasers «.may get into' the drives. The. merchants and theatres will! be able to provide these' albums. Special clays for .special, sales promotion _wilL, be ,^et aside, during iKe "month. The importance of the drive will be emphasized at all times. On Saturday evening booths; will be situated on the business streets arid members of the 4-H ;}rls clubs will be in charge* Different Groups Compete The retailers have been divided into separate groups^ith'a director in charge and it' is the intention of the committee to' issue re- suits of the drive on the part of these different groups, creating a \ competitive spb-it throughout jthe campaign. A record will also'; ( be kept'Of the .sales by individual stores, the tHeatres and 1 the, carrier boysr.-*">< • " ' '*••• /-**" Th«i Drive Is On ' Starting today the drij^witt be on in' full force. It is'hoped, that Algona qUJzens will. cq-6jp«r»te( with th? committee aajl 'w.prkera in' reachine the $5,000. 4"?!*? ea * 1 y in" the'month. The "cohffinittee in charge of s -the promotion, is made up of R..JH-,Miller, cttai; -was united in marriage Harm Warner Wermersen. with" They lived at Flanagan and Gridley, Illinois, until 1885 moved to Kossuth when county they and WEATHER VARIES UNSEASONABLY The last week in June gave us variation of weather and temperatures unusual in 'nature, re- jorts Harry Nolte, weatherman. The high during the week was 94 and the low 48, and Tuesday iVednesday nd stoves record: saw many furnaces started again'. The Thursday, June 24 6,9 Friday, June 35 „.,., ,09 laturday, June 26 ...; 94 Sunday, June ?7 93 Monday, June 26 72 Tuesday, June 89 ,-". ,65 Wednesday, June 39 ........87 We had 344 inches of rain 4«r^ ng the week with 1-52. falling on Low 67 73 60 48 ,48 **^tH^^^r S^*" irffn-a-rrp^-,, itwre w«s .87,! ^.A^IItWi" ef«s| M9JWI- lA^vfoat* f he wa last week, higher^ settled on the farm west and north of; Corwith, and there Mrs. Wer- mersen lived ever since. Her husband preceded her in death October 17, 1902-. Mother of Twelve To Mr. and Mrs. Wermersen were,born twelve children,.one of whom died in infancy and a daughter, Mrs. Frank Conway passed away in 1927. The ten surviving are Mrs. Vprn Nims, Burwell, Nebr.; Mrs. Ernest. Gee, Richard, Chris F,, Warner, Albert, Charles and Mrs. Leslie Dawson, all of Corwith, William of Sexton, and Mrs. Tony Harding, Pontiac, 111, Also surviving are fifteen grandchildren and flye great grandchildren. A 'surviving brother and sister live in Peters* bMJTJi 111, Active in M. E. Church Mrs. Wermersen, as a child, was baptized, in, the Lutheran faith fffifi later confirmed, Howveer, on " ' J$, 1015; she united with • i "- A — Methodjst church health permitted _]y* wor&er^ in, the ! ,«nd Bocieties of that " i^.ewittlfeT B orginl?<^ Sbe.wfts § LOCAL CHAPTER o:ts DONATES TO AMBULANCES .Mrs..Pearl May Fluegel, worthy, grand matron of the Order of the Eastern Star of Iowa, will present ten fully equipped Red Cross ambulances to the government for use - overseas on Sunday afternoon, July 4th, at Charles City. . Every member of every chapter of the O.E.S. in Iowa has been asked to contribute one dollar. The Algona Chapter, No. 68, has already sent $200 for, this purpose. The local officers, Mrs. Zada Naudaln, worthy matron; David R. Martin, worthy patron; Mrs. Myrtle Lighter, secretary; Mrs. Louis Thompson, treasurer; together with the committee, Mrs. Bertha French, Mrs. Marvel McDowell and Dr. H. M. Olson, have been working six months to complete this project. ' *Boy's Choir Picnic The twenty members of the St. Ce'celia boys' choir were entertained to a picnic dinner at Ca.ll State Park Tuesday by Rev. Father Sweeney, director, of .'the choir.'Later the boys j§U,,,e,ajoyed a swim in the municipal pool. Former Algona Pastor * ' *• - "Ci* Asks For Curfew Law Shenadaoah,'Towa.*— Asking a 9:30 or 10-p.«m. curfew for those? under 15 and*a "suitable piinisht ment" lor parents of'the violators^ , the-Frist Baptist churtih here haa petiti6ned_±he city council for a, curfewTaW. The request is, fclgnedt by Rev. G. C ( . v Volzke, oa,stor, ajad. C. A. McCrackenV clerk! - < ' The above.'was printed in the- Des Mofnes 'Register of'Tuesday. The Hex.^yol^ke, a former, pas tor- of the Baptist church here, last month OToved~ - tQ_Shenandpah' and*. _, accepted the charge tBereJ " "~~ 1 OSCAuRO SUDDENLY 5 IN MINNESOTA Word tepeived • here by Leo Spilles Tuesday -fold. of the surt- dent; death of Oscar Poirot at Park Rapids, Minn., that day, He-sue- , cumber to a heart ailment. Mr, Poirot was a former Whittemore resident being in the garage business tber$ prior to his, moving to Whittemore three years ago, At Park Rapids he operated "Scptty 1 * Cabin Camp." Mrs. , Poirot is a sister qf Leo Spilles. FuneralUer* vices wil!~be,held froip St. ' , urday fQr.e_npan at 9 'o'clock. How to Fill Out Your "A" Book Ration Application— Do It Jfow! Ask for an applicatipn for, re- tiewal of gas ration "A" at some filling or the office^ in your territory. The time limit -for -filing the application is July 21, but -the sooner you fill out .the application and get }t in,t,R the hands of the war price rationing board, the sooner you wiU get your "A" book, First—Take your application and fold it upon the perforated part, you wiU"note-"P^rt-A 11 has two questions, i awl 3,, Check your upen them first. Then, them, sign yp«* sad, -give the the right in a hea; you i wiu then ' ' "

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