The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 15, 1943 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 15, 1943
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Service Men ip Column and Alg&fla Doings of PAst.Week Condeiwed Pdr Service Jten. Clip and Mall in Four Wcxt Letter to the Boys. From Algona's business section and our congratulations to the Iowa State bank with totaj footings fiow exeieedihg three million, i , . Donald C. Hutchison named a Lieutenant Colonel on on Governor Hiekenlooper's mili- tarystaff.,. i . The Chr.ischilles Store .for repeating their outstanding window display of the "4th of July magazine flag cover". . . . Over the state—an lowan who drove to Texas loses gas for 2000 miles of driving. . , . State baseball tournament of American Leg- iori teams August 5^7 at- Mason City. . .'.Oats cutting has started. .'. V Gardens are producing large crops of string beans, carrots, beets and peas. . . . L. L. Lease Clark ScUffham, George Hagge, members of Kossuth County Selective Service Board visited state headquarters, Des Moines, one day last week and partook of camp meals at Camp Dodge like all inductees do on their first day. They did not go through the inspection tests. ... Veterans of Foreign War .Honor Roll Service Board at the Court House . recently received WINGS for additional Kossuth .County Service men and women names. . . < Home on furlough, Al Lichter of Algona, riow Hayward, ; Calif.; Willard Nuss, Ledyard, now Farragut; 'Idaho; Pfc. John Fassbender, Algona,. now Minnea- ;pollsj"**PVt: 'Bernard E. Eichenberger, Bancroft, .now at Camp , Crowder, Mo.; Pfc. C. S. Kluger, SwWCity, now-Midland, TBXHS; PVt.vTheo Vera, ; Algona, now at Camp -^Forrest, Tenn. ... Why American Legionaires make good ' citizens—rFor God and Country; we' associate ourselves together for' the following reasons: 'To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a one hundred per cent Americanism; to preserve . the memories and incidents of our association in the Great War; to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation; to combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses; to make.right the master of might; to promote peace and .good-will on earth; to safeguard . and transmit to posterity the principle of justice, freedom and i democracy; to consecrate and sanc r tify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness—Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion. . . . Shangri-La •War Stamp sales are progressing .very well in Algona T Dickie Strayer, Nathan Loesch, Guy Reynolds, Bob McConnell and Dick Reynolds representing the East End Kids of the Third Ward sold $103.75 on Saturday afternoon— Richard Sorerisen's Boy Scout troop with Richard Webster, Gerald Hungerford. Durwood Lasb- h«nni<* nrifl MTCkve 1 Ofttbn selling Established 1865 ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JULY 16, 1943 KOSSUTH FARM BRINGS $194 AN ACRE Lt. Edw. J, Capesius Now In Australia First Edward J. Capesius aU^R.ibV. w . * 4»»&w^« ~-*.~-^~-~, -- 5 out * helping* the 1 farmers shock oat? this week. GODDEN NEW HEAD OF ROTARY HERE Starting witlv the Monday noon meeting W. H. Godden took over the president's gavel for the ensuing; year. He succeeds Mel Falkenhainer, past president. Bob James presented the past president's pin 'Mr. Falkenhainer. New members elected to the board of directors were Wen French and Ate Lauritzen. Herman Haiiberg is the new vice president and Dr. Al Amunson is treasurer. Joel Herbst was re-elected secretary. On the program '-Monday noon Capt. Leo Wassenberg, of their. S. Air Transport Command, Washington, D. C., addressed the club. Capt. Wassenberg is a brother of MrsT L. E.'«LInrian. . Lt. B. B. Waller Borne ;Mrs. R. B. Waller drove to Mason City Wednesday to meat her husband, Lt, (j.g.) Waller who was 'graduated Monday from the Navy Indoctrination School at Tucson, Ariz. Russ will have a few days here with his family and friends before going on to Washington, P. C., where, he will rer ceive further orders pertaining to his work. Russ, who is co-owner of the Algona Upper'Bes Moiner Unlisted the day after Pearl H&'- bpr, and prior to being commissioned a few weeks agcv served as. Navy publicity director for the state of Iowa with headquarters in Des Moines. MARKETS • Kp. Z white corn, new No. 2 yellow corn, new ...... Np. 2 mixed com, new 3ft ifr, wWte oats -f * New oate , 21 K0. $ parley -•••" •]£ W«. 3 yellow soybeans , t&Q BOOS sows, Packing sows, SfllMOQ has just been reported to be stationed somewhere in Australia. Lt. Capesius is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Capesius, Algona. As- cording to his letters he left the United States about the middle of May. Edward entered the army in September, 1942, being stationed at Fort Ogelthorpe, Ga., where he had charge of the veterinarian hospital and the food inspection. He graduated from Iowa State College, Ames, in 1940. Before entering the service he had practiced for two years as a veterinarian at Fenton. Mrs. Capesius resides with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Simon Kipfer, west of Fenton. E X T R A JUDY EDWARDS, 1. STRANGLED IN WINDOW CURTAIN Judy Edwards, aged 1, met death by strangulation this morning about 11 o'clock, when a window curtain in the kitchen of her home caught .under her chin and T tfiefJlWe, one.»was dead^ when- found by her mother a few minutes later. The little one was in the hi.trtt. of tod''Hr»R to" the w»n- ' do w and-to have a visit with her mother whenever Mrs. fMwards was in the back yard. That happened this morning and it is thought that Judy in leaving the window caught her .chin in the curtain, which had been held together with but a string, and had the little one but jumped up and down the string might have broken. Mrs. Edwards found the child on the floor and, having no telephone, she picked up the baby and Juictened to the neighbor's, Herman Hauberg's home, and. Dei Janse was called. However, the child was dead when he arrived. Mr. and Mrs. Orrin Ed• wards, parents, have two other, children, Larry, 5, and Carol Ann, 3. Mr. Edwards is employed at the hemp plant. ONCE CUSTODIAN CALL PARK DIES ATFARMINGTON George B. Coon, 80, conservation officer in charge of the Farmington" State Park, died July 1, following a stroke suffered while engaged in his park duties. He had* been employed by the stute conservation commission the pas' 38 years. In 1935 Mr. Coon was transferred from the lands anc waters division and placed in charge of Call State -Park, Algc-na He served there one year and was then transferred-to the Farming ton State Park, Paul Wille, present conservation officer at Call Park, has been here since 1027 with the exception of the one year, 1935. when he was at .Gull Point, on Lake Okobpji. Mr. WJHe wasn'1 satisfied with that appointment and was returned to the local park and he has served here since that time, ETON E. ELSTON QUALIFIES IN AIR CORPS EXAMS HERE Capt. Emil A. Koehn Interviews Eleven at Atgonn High School Wednesday; Four Pass Captain Emil A. Koehn, special air corps recruiting officer, conducted examinations at the local high school building yesterday (Wednesday) the applicants being high school boys from a district including Kossuth and several of the neighboring counties. EJlevcn men were interviewed, one was disqualified for visual shortpom- ings, and the remaining ten took the mental test examination with four qualifying as follows: Barrel I. Datson, Armstrong; Kenneth H. Larsen, Spencer; Robert H. Hendricksen, Hardy, and Elton E. Elston, Algona. Physical at Des Moines The four men will be called to Des Moines within the next ten days for first type physical examination, free ' transportation being provided. Captain Koehn suggested that anyone interested in taking aviation cadet training should] contact A. R. Moulds of the local V. F. W. post or write to the Aviation Cadet Examining Board, 320 Old Federal Bldg., Des Moines. Evelyn Cutler, Bancroft Young Lady, Runs Sword Through Hitler When the East End Kids set up a stand to sell war stamps for the July campaign last Saturday they picked the enrance to the former Steele Clothing Store and they aKo arranged a dummy to represent the world's arch murderer, Hitler, and provided a sword with which to mutilate the Fuhrer. To buy a 25 cent stamp the purchaser was given the opportunity to kick Herr Hitler in the pants. A dollar stamp purchase and the sword was handed to the buyer with the request UN CANS MUST BE SAVED, BRING TO I BHHff AJiwitsil^,;,wife Mother of Dr. John Kenefick Passes Mrs. Anna Veronica Kenefick, 71, died at Eagle Grove Friday following a protracted'illness. She had been a patient in a Fort Dodge hospital several weeks. Funeral services were held at Sacred Heart church, Eagle Grove, on Monday with interment at Belmond. Her husband, Thomas H. Kenefick, preceded her in death in .1938. For some thirty years the Kene- flcks operated a drUg_s.tpra' In Eagle Grove. She^ir'SUrvived by three sons and 'five daughters, one son Dr. John Kenefick, living here. The late Dr. M.. J. .Kenefick, Algona, was a brother of the de- "eeaBed'g huspandr'£n w ianelefcof Or, Johri Keneflck. TmMAMENIN AUTO COLLISION MONDAY NIGHT According to a report in the sheriff's office the James Trask and Fred Rawlings cars were involved in a collision Monday night at about ii o'clock and which damaged the Trask car to an extent - of about $50 and the Rawlings car $60. It seems that Mr. Rawlings was driving north in the Ti tonka main street, and the Trask car was parked, headed south. Bright lights confused Rawlings and in making a turn to avoid another parked car he drove into the side of the Trask automobile. The Rawlings car is a '37 V-8 and the Trask a '36 Chevy. BLACK MARKET OPERATORS AFTER "A" RATION BOOKS A telegram received by the local rationing board from region headquarter in Chicago Saturday urges the local office to provide'vault space for the new rationing books and coupons now on hand lor distribution. It seems, that black market operators are robbing offices for coupon books, and that at least three such robberies have occurred within this region during the past week. The region administrator suggests that the local offices ask for police protection and take every precaMticn ugsinst robberies here, to "stab him goodN In the picture Miss Evelyn Cutler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Cutler, Bancroft, had just bought a dollar's worth of stamps and as the UDM representative snapped the picture she was taking aim and she pushed that sword right through Mr. Hitler with the remark, "Oh, if this was only real, how happy* the world would be." Reading left to right the stamp salesmen are Bob McConnell, Nathan Loesch, Dickie Strayer, Dick Reynolds and Guy Reynolds. FRANK POMPE. 47, OF LOTTS CREEK, DIES SUDDENLY Had Lived There All of His Life; Farmed Mielke Estate 160; Survived by Wife and Family Death came unexpectedly to Frank Pompe, 47, Lotts Creek township farmer, at 4 o'clock on Tuesday morning in his home. He had not complained about his health when he retired the night before. He had attended to business matters in Algona and Whittemore Monday. He was a native of Lotts Creek, had framed all his life and was at the time of his death operating the 160 acre Mielke estate farm. He is survived by A family, but at this writing we are unable to get more details. Funeral services will be held from the Lutheran church at Lotts Creek Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with interment in the church cemetery. Reports have it that Mr. Pompe was a well liked citizen of Lotls Creek township, highly respected by his neighbors and all who knew him. Write Your License Plate Number On Face of Coupon "A" The first thing you should do when you receive your new "A" book is to write the number of your license plate (55-9768 for example) and state where registered on the face of every coupon. It will only take a few minutes to do this, and do it with ink. New regulations by the . OPA _prov|de that "every" coupon must be thus identified, and that the "A" holder must ic it, not the gas supplier. This is a regulation which has become more stringent as "compared with the issuance of your first "A" book.' Gasoline- 'station af- •iendants are forbidden fo'make the notation on the coupons, the owner must do it, and gas suppliers may meet with considerable trouble if they accept a coupon not containing the plate number of the coupon owner. The OPA has discovered that considerable "trading" of coupons has been done by car owners, that the rationing hasn't meant much to some drivers because of being able to present coupons belonging to other parties. . Then, too, the regulation will prevent much stealing of "A" books which has been taking place in the past. An "A" coupon containing the plate numbers of someone else's car 'wouldn't be accepted by the gas supplier. Therefore, when you get your new book, co-operate with the rationing board, the rationing system in general, and protect your book from being stolen. Whittemore Sailor, Home On Leave, Weds JUDGE DAVIDSON GRANTS CARLSON DIVORCE TUESDAY decree- p,f divorce was granted Mrs, Lucille Elizabeth Carlson from Clifford Arthw qarlson by Judge T. C. Davidson here Tuesday. The petition was filed by ' Carlson O being gran responded to J9*. teave De$. 1, 1841, arid was palled, from there ,to his Iceland assign,, they to<* on, Woodrow Johnson Shoulder They ganged jjp in HI, GoeUch, i". a BB »-->-. -'. w—v -•• gyer nine 8CW- Tbto is indeed; 0 fine record. Within tfje coming Fined in Welter Court stacfc o<>ay on pr &en days thjere wftl b« day, July & fteted. up by a rtafc agent, H If. mjiny more like groups from our son olpfri and Up, {*. A. Jqhjj? ~ —Mason City Globe^Gazette Cut Seqond Class .Yeoman Arthur (Bud) Kelly, son of Mr. and Mrs, Thos. Kelly, Whittemore, is 'enjoying a 30-day leave. He has. been stationed, in Iceland for the year 'wd a ,half,'pe nag Jieen 1 in the »a,vy nearly tow years was at J»earl Harbor for a prior tp the Jap sneak attack on First High Stalk Of Season By Mike Loss ASKING FARMERS IN KOSSUTH TO RELEASE CORN County Producers Expected To Sell 200,000 Bushels That Are Badly Needed For War Industries Thirty-four carloads of corn, approximately 50,000 bushels were smpped pyt .9Uhis_cpuntyJSatur- day to Tuesday, resulting from'] the urgent request of the U. S. D. A. war board, according to Robert Loss,,,county war board chairman. The- cornels badly heeded-jn 4he operation of war industries. "A price -Increase between now and l^ov. ,1 is guaranteed those."who Will sell'their corn," Mr. Loss said, and corn has been withheld from the market because farmers have been hopeful of a raise in the price ceiling. The ceiling is now $1.07, which makes it about 93c at Kossuth elevators. Corn Now Moving "Corn is now moving into the corn war industries and the critical feed deficit areas, relieving serious emergency conditions," Mr Loss continued. "Break-up of the corn crisis can be attributed to the 'price protection' plan affording farmers the benefit of any price ceiling up to October" 31st anc the effective work done by county and community committee men Who explained the purchase plan to the farmers. Cooperation of the farmers, who responded wel. when they received the facts, and the county elevators, played a big part in the success of the corn campaign." ' Kossuth Has Corn This county has a sufficiently large crop of corn to allow the sale of 200,000 bushels without seriously depleting the amount on hand for livestock feeding, Mr Loss said. "The war effort is definitely slowing down due to the delayed movement of corn intc commercial channels. But even ii corn goes higher later the farmer is protected on price rises and wi" ae paid any losses sustained by selling now," he continued. Many Uses for Corn Corn has many uses throughout the war effort. For baking powder we need 3,300,000 bushels annually; for laundries, 700,000; for bakeries, 1,400,000; for corn starch, syrup, etc., 6,000,000; for explos- ves and chemicals, 1,000,000; for end-lease purposes, 10,000,000; for adhesives, 5,000,000 bushels, etc., etc. And all of these needs are outside of the Iivest9ck feeding needs. BUSINESSMEN PROVE SHOCKERS The first group of business men tq take on the volunteer "help to harvest" job proved to pe &., £, Cupid Has Been Busy During This Week According to records in Helen White's office, clerk of courts, Dan Cupid has been busy the past week judging from the five licenses to wed issued since Sunday. They are Carl F. Grisham of Cabool, Minn., and Mary Jane Wildin, West Bend; August Gacle of West • Bend and Anna Milko, Whittemore; Lester Arnie Gray and Ilene May Ites, ..both of Titonka; Leonard R. Daniels and Pearl White, both of Burt; T. D.. Rossing of Bode and Ella Harr, Algona. Two couples certainly, can't be accused .of not knowing their own minds, the records showing 'the Gade-Milke applicants to-be past 70 and the Daniels-White applicants were both past- 60. ' - , •The first high stalk Iowa ,corn, in this part of the state was brought" to town Monday by'Mike Loss,- of south of Algona. The Stalk measured 9 feet, 3 inches. It' waV'jjlSnteu'OH 'April 8th: - Perhaps" tins'. Will hold a*l6aq _oyer other sections of the state,' as'xhS height is unusual for this time of year;-:' ..; '•'"" """ ' '" TOPS PRICE FOR FARM LAND HERE SINCE lj)22 BOOM Laurence Dittmcr of Lone Rock Buys Fred .Geigel 80, Five Miles Southeast of Algona. The top price paid for a Kossuth county farm since the collapse of the land boom. in 1922, was paid for the Fred Geigel farm of 80 acres on the '"Ridge Road" .irro Irvington township. The; -exact price paid for the farm was $194.50 per acre, cash. The farm is on the ridge several milea northeast of Irvingtort village. It is one of the older farms of the County, and in the early 1870's John ,K. Fill bought' and improved the place, which he and his family made their home for years. When the Fills hloVed to town here they became the ; early day tailors. Geigel Paid $250 The place was owned at different times by Fred. Dole and others, finally falling into the hands ; of Frank Geigel, who later sold it to his son, Fred, 27 -years ago for $250 per acre. This was in 191(1,. before the big > boom land prices. While the buildings on the plac.e are old, they -have been practically rebuilt, and. nail' are in fine condition and' the land, which has been seeded ; dpwn for a number of years, is rated among the richest soil in! the county. The farm 'is all tiled and every inch is tillable. The house has been modernized with every convenience. All of the farm buildings' " are" electrically ighted. The barnyard is gravelled and ' there 'are cement .walks. There is 'a " Hard and soft water system in the;house and hardwood floors.-, v,..,;^'.\_. Top Price In 20 years This farm sale is ' rated the highest ' this-' part of, Iowa", "the John adjoining northeast Algona; some months ago at $150 nearest approaches iHn price since the . old, • boom prices. The Noma Carolyn Kelly Sues For Divorce. . . According to petition filed with the clerk -of -courts a Kossuth couple, Noma Carolyn Kelly and Kyle Samuel Kelly, were married at Storm Lake June 28, 1940. Now Mrs. Kelly is asking for divorce and the' return of her maiden name of Noma Carolyn Scott. The couple separated November 16, 1942. There are no children. Bohanhon, OrviJle Peterson. , Barnard, Clayton Perciva} and Hoy Bjustrom, Tuesday afternoon - ' ' ' call tor help BOYSINUQUORv STORE MAKE FINE STAMP SHOWING For the month of June the boys in the local liquor store sold $11,598.25 worth of war stamps -and bonds. During May they disposed of stamps and bonds to the amount of $12,522.00. According to this the personnel is maintaining a cqngistent high record 'in stamps and bond sales and remain in the top bracket of sales for the tire state. During the past six months' the AJgpna' a liciuor store salesmen have totaled ; $202,726125 in sales of stamps and bonds and this -is tops in"' the state for stores in towns of less than 10,000 population.. Again, J^ats off to Manager G. D. Brune, Bert Palmer, Cleve Barton ' and Joe Bestenlehner. They' have got. .something on the ball when it comes to selling war stamps and bonds. THREE KOSSUTH SCOUTS TO CAMP IN NEW MEXICO Sixteen boy scouts from th<} Prairie Gold Council will take part in the month's summer camp at Cimarron, New Mexico, next month. Three of these will represent Kossuth county. They are Donald Nelson,. Lone Rock,. D'ck Schutter, West Bend, and Charles Officer,' Burt. The boys will leave here July 29th and return August 31st. Large. Camp Philmont, the world's biggest boys' camp, sprawls over 127,000 acres of New Mexico mountain wilderness. For a buck and a half a week, a Scout gets a bed under the stars, and all the horseback riding, fishing, hiking, gold prospecting and exploring he can stand".*°The boys"must"come "in or- cently by the Junior Chamber of VICTORY GARDEN CONSERVATION CENTER BUSY PLACE The Victory Garden Conservation Center, established in the former States Cafe building re- iew owp - mer family Of Lone Rock, who wiu take possess! Nicoulin of of this fine gona next spring. C. W. " ' the sale farm sale. 4 , lv F. A. Grandgenett -ocal F.V.W:, Tfie''8''pf Foreign Wars met .Tuesday evening at which tiriie they conducted a memorial' service ui ' memory c»f the Charles Taylor, who was a 'her of the W.F, W. Frahk A. Gfrandgenett, of St. Benedict, Vveterao df ' f orld War ganized groups of eight with an adult leader, and each Scout must be old enough, around 15, to be responsible and not likely to get hprt and lost. Burns Keep Charles Kuchynlca. In Hospital The condition of Charles Kuchynka, who was recently burned in an explosion at Bjustrom's, is about as good -as can be expected. He will probably be confined to the hospital for a couple of months. Commerce, is now beginning to take on a busy atmosphere and a want i' daily growing, indicating sellers and buyers of surplus -(garden items. Miss Barbara Haryey, In charge of the center, states that so far potatoes are the tops in trading, but that other garden vegetables are 'beginning to come in for- entry on the- list.- The purpose of the center is to aid those of gardeners who may have a surplus above their garden want to find a buyer, or vica versa. The telephone at the center is 600. Buyers and sellers take, note, and get together. Na 2, who saw active" service in the Solomon Islands, was duly obligated as a member of 'the local!' pOst V. F. W. He gave a very interesting talk? on ms, experiences- on Guadalcanal. He was given an indefinite furlough on account of a fever/coritjaioted while, on duty. . ; ':# "J. «''.-.*T; Jackson Ted Long Is , -..- ...;.>^i»— —»»«,„„, •,,-~,^~,+ " - J Now 2nd Lieutenant . Jackson Ted'Longi Algona, was commissioned , a second- lieutenant in the army July 10 upon successful completion of the officer candidate' course' a,t the infantry school at Fort Benning, Georgia. Lt. Long is the son of A. L. Long, Algona. The new lieutenant enlisted in the army on: June 24, 1942, and served with the Cpe College R, 0, T. C, unit before going to • officer candidate; school three months ago. He held the rank of corporal before ' being commissioned. The new off icer is a graduate .of Algona high school and Coe College. While at Coe he majored in commerce: and fin* ance. ' Figge Ta Preach'Here In the absence of the Rev, C, C- Richardsprj, who is*<Jn vaca the Rev, Paul Figge ol'Bwrt .,... preach at the Presbyterian churgh next Weaver Boys, Lakota, Beat Up On Robert Addy, Peacemaker church chpir will also in the service, which ft regular Svjnday Simopl Canning Sugar Weaver boy$ Addy? te 1»Vfj wja ting on toe part « to fee afternoon Addy, farmer living iOj* rott gt J * in na uncertain Sheriff Cogley was called to * -»v.;« _v'.*.tj», r .h^'

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