The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 5, 1943 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 5, 1943
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Algotia unite* flit StoiiHia, Atgdiia, lowtf,*Aagt&f g, i FORMER RESIDENT SWEA CITY, PASSES Swca City — Fred Worcester, long time resident of Swea City, died Saturday at his home at Walker, Minn., at the age of 73. Mr. Worcester suffered a stroke five or six years ago, and had been in feeble health since then. Funeral and burial were to be at Walker. Mr. Worcester followed the trade of stone mason and plasterer here for many years. His wife, the former Eva Countryman, who survives, is the daughter of a well-known north Kossuth family. The Worcesters left here about 24 years ago. Ten Children Survive. Twelve children were borii to the couple. Of these, two imve preceded their father in death. One died in infancy, and a daughter, Rose, passed away several years ago. Those living are Mrs. Ethel Jones, of Algona, Mrs. Hazel Seifert, of Ledyard; Mrs. Grace Haworth, Armstrong; Mrs. John Parson, Walker, Minn.; Clayton, Iver, and Bess, of Boy River, Minn.; Eddie, of South Dakota; Roscoe. with the army avi- IETY Townsend Club No. 1 Meets— (Others attending were Elaine Kin- ation corps, and Clifford, the armed forces in India. w with LOCALS Mr. and Mrs. Myron Ludwte arid children have been spending a few days visiting in Des Moines at the home of Mrs. Ludwigs sister, Mrs. Gordon Hrabak, the former Ruth Lund, and with the Lund boys. Josephine Eiscnbarth, who has been employed at the J. C. Mawdsley home for the past seven years, leaves this week for Salt Lake Citv Utah, to visit her sister, Mrs. Lawrence Kenne, and expects to find employment there. Laura Jean Hansen of the Galbraith vicinity is assisting at the Mawdsley home. The Algona Townsend Club No. 1 met at the Legion Hall Tuesday evening, August 3, to listen to an address and discussion program on the Iowa Old Age Assistance given by State Representative fheo. Hutchison. One of the mam points brought out was that the ceiling on the state pension had been repealed and eadh applicant receives an amount based on his individual needs and present income. A bulletin was read concerning the life story of Dr. Francis E Townsend called "New Horizons. A quiz program followed with Prof. I. M. Smart as quiz master The meeting was closed by an address from R. R. Hanna, district finance chairman. He stressed the fact that the Townsend ganization was working for the Townsend principle rather than a certain specified bill. Sewing Club Meets- Mrs. Herbert Headland entertained the sewing club Tuesday afternoon at her home. Jane Moe Honored— , A picnic dinner was given Sunday afternoon at the Ambrose A. Call State Park for Jane Moe, who is home on vacation from Sioux City where she has been taking nurses training at the St. Joseph hospital. Betty Coleman and Mary Moe were the hostesses. sey, Mary Helen McEnroe, Phyllis Walker, Kathryn Buscher, Ruth and Dorothy Gisch, 'Betty Reynolds and Rose Mary Coleman. Birthday Party— A dinner parcy was given Monday evening at 6:30 by Jeanne Buthman who was celebrating her eighteenth birthday. Those attending were: Meredith Raney. Patricia Lynch, Ruth Ellen Gorman, LaVerlle Long, and Helen Johnson. Following the dinner the hostess and her guests' enjoyed the movies. Dinner at Kcnefick's— Mrs. J. N. Kenefick entertained at a family supper Friday evening in honor of Mrs. Arthur Doenecke and son Arthur of Brooklyn, N. Y., and Naomi and Thelma Kene-» fick of Eagle Grove. Mrs Arthur Doenecke was the former Veronica Kenefick. AH three women are Dr. Kenefick's sisters. Thimble Club Meets- Mrs. Al Spcmgberg entertained the Thimble Club Monday afternoon with Mrs. W. A. Dutton ns guest. Meeting of Garden Club— The Garden Club met Monday evening at the high school build- 'ng with Mrs. William Dau giv- ng a talk on chrysanthemums. SEXTON FAMILY IN REUNION AT CALL PARK LAST SUNDAY Sexton—The fourteenth annual reunion of the Pink family was held Sunday in the Call Park at Algona. The oldest member of the family, David Pink Sr., !)4, of Buffalo Center, was unable to be present, though he is in good health. Following a fine picnic dinner officers were elected with John Pink as president and Henry Hawley, secretary and treasurer. The remainder of the afternoon was spent in visiting, exploring the neighboring woods and swimming at .the municipal pool. Later at the close of the afternoon a light lunch was served. Many Are Present. Members and guests present were Mr. and Mrs. John Pink and daughters Vivian and Helen and son David; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Grimes; Mr. and Mrs. David Grimes and son Vance; Mr. and Mrs. David J. Pink, of Buffalo Center; Mr. and Mrs. Martin S. Julius, of Estherville; Mrs. Ella Pink and daughter, Mrs. Avis Berlin and children Janet and Milton; Mr. and Mrs. John Pink, of Hampton; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hawley and daughter, Mrs. Naohii Jafte DeWllde, attd her' daughter Goflstftnce Gay of Mason City; Mr, and Mrs. Her E. Sanders, of Sexton; Mr. and Mrs! John Pink and son Robert Mr. and Mrs. Raymond L. Krantz and children William and Jane Marie; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Stot and sqn Keith, of Titonka; Mr and Mrs. Lewis A. Boleneus. son Robert and grandchildren Elizabeth and Jane, and Thomas Leroy, of Wesley; Mrs. Ed ware Pink and Mrs. George Pink and daughter Elizabeth, of Kenneth Minn. Mr. and Mrs. William Hammond, of Wesley, were Sunday afternoon callers at the Chester Smith home. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hawley nnd daughter Mrs. Naomi Jane De Wildres, of Mason City, spent the weekend at the home of Mrs. Hawley's sister, Mrs. Bert E. Sanders, here. Mrs. Herman Wise and Mrs. Martin Mimbach will entertain Sexton Home Project on Tuesday at the Wise home. A special program will be given and all members and friends are invited to attend. The fourth quarterly conference of the Methodist church will be -held on Friday evening at 9:15 at All members of the board are requested to come. Rev. John Buthman, of Algona, will be in chage. News Items of Burt Vicinity West Bend Vicinity News Items WEST BEND NEWS An infant daughter born to Mr. and Mrs. Earl Banwart at Mercy hospital, Fort Dodge, at 1:00 a. in. Wednesday, died after living only six hours. The funeral was held at 10 o'clock Thursday morning at the Christian Apostolic church. The Methodist Women's Society of Christian Service met at the Methodist church Wednesday afternoon with Mrs. Donald Jacobs, Mrs. Edward Howland and Mrs. W. J. Morrison on the committee. | Mrs. Leo Frieden and Miss I Helen Stiles left from Whittemore Monday for Owatonna, Minn., where they visited Mr. and Mrs. John Neuman, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Demi and many other friends. They returned Thursday morning. Harold Edwards returned to San Rafael, Calif., Wednesday and Clarence Edwards returned 1o Camp Pickett, Va., Sunday. Both boys are sons of Mr. and Mrs. Omar Edwards. This is the first time they have seen each other since entering the army, a period of 22 months. Mrs. A. W. Gearhart and Mrs Harold Mikes were visitors in Fort Dodge Monday. Mrs. Clarke and Mrs. Bardsley went to Ruthven Sunday to visit Harry Thatcher. Meredith Morey took his fifth Hying lesson at the Fort Dodge airport last Sunday. Mrs. Leo Mimbach o£ Renwick spent Shnday at the home of her mother, Mrs. Charles W. DeWitt. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Walker of Blue Earth, Minn., were calling on old friends in town last week. Mel Roupc went to Estherville Sunday and brought home his wife and new daughter, Lynne Joie. Mrs. Overgaard of Ventura is visiting at the home of her daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Olson. Sgt. Paul Bleuer of Fort Bragg, N. C., is spending his furlough his parents, Mr. anc Mrs. Lloyd Schenk of Estherville is visiting at the home of her daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Mel Roupe. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Balgeman and Mr. and Mrs. Pat Gronbach were business visitors in Des Moines last week. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Klisart and daughter, Marian, of Iowa Falls spent Sunday at the home of Mr and Mrs. Ray Miller. Mr. and Mrs. Merlin Westphal and daughter came from Rockford, 111., last week. Mr. will work in the Anlicker service station. Ernest Anlicker purchased a residence property in Algona last week. He plans to move his fam- this coming ily there some time winter. * Thursday, Friday, Saturday, August 5-6-7 starring FRANCHOT TONE • ANNE BAXTER AKIM TAMIROFF - ERICH VON STROHEtM Fun for the Family Saturday Mrs. Bette Holub and friend, Harriet Arfman, of Neola, went to Arnolds Park the first of last week to spend a week in a cottage at that place. George B. McDowell returned to the Great Lakes Sunday night after spending a 66-hour leave with his parents, Rev. and Mrs. "Jeorge R. McDowell. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Sander and an, Norman 'Alan, returned to Hammond, Ind., Thursday night after spending two weeks at the rienry Sauder home. Pvt. Alfred H. Edwards left on Wednesday for his camp in Ca!i- brnia. He had been spending his 'urlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Omer Edwards. Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Maberry and daughters, Elsie and Delia Vlae, and Miss Maurine DeWitt ire spending the week at the Maberry cottage at Okoboji. Mrs. B. R. Bowman gave a dinner party Wednesday evening for a group of her friends before leav- ng for Chicago on Saturday to visit friends and relatives. Mrs. Elmer Rohlfing is visiting at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Gearhart. She returned to her home at Plato Center, 111., Wednesday evening. Sunday evening guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Fogarty were Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Grace Crisman, Mr. and Mrs.'R. J. Ladd and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Montag. The Misses Carolyn and Mildred Faber returned Thursday from Minneapolis, where they spent a few days visiting and looking after business matters. Mrs. Gust Sanders, Mrs. Herman Sanders and Mrs. Bun Banwart returned home Wednesday from Wellsburg, Iowa, where they attended the funeral of a relative. Aviation Cadet Robert L. Gearhart is spending a four-clay furlough with his parents, Mr. arid Mrs. A. W. Gearhart. He is stationed at Enid, Okla., where he is taking his basic training. Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Pert! and children attended the funeral of an uncle of Mrs. Peril's at Cowrie George Madden, Wells, Minn called on his aunt, Mrs. R. F Hawcott, last Friday. Mrs. Sadie Schenck, Minnea polls, Minn., is visiting at the home of her son, L. H. Schenck. Mrs. Elmer Larson and children went to Owatonna, Minn. Sunday to spend a week with Mr Larson and other relatives. Thelma Bristow, who operates ; benuty shop at Readlyn, arrivcr Thursday for a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Bristow Mary Jean Rachut and hei room-mate, students at Wartburj, College, Waverly, spent the weekend with Mary Jean's parents, Mr and Mrs. H. E. Rachut. Ruth Anderson, Swea City, visited Sunday and Monday with Gladys Speicher. Miss Anderson taught here last year, but will teach at Humboldt next year. Mr. and Mrs. Otis Sanders, who have been working at Kenosha Wis., visited Sunday at the W. J. Lockwood home. They were on their way to Bode to visit relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Howard arrived last Thursday from Washington, D. C., and are visiting Mrs. Howard's brother, Walter Sorenson. The Howards plan to buy a house and make; their home here. Mrs. Louis Perry left Saturday for Salt Lake City, Utah, where she was to join her husband, Capt. Perry, who was being transferred to Pullman, Wash. Mrs. Perry had been visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Patterson. Mr. and Mrs. George Schroeder and children arrived Saturday from Ame.v George returned Sunday, but Mrs. Schroeder and the children remained for a week's visit with Mr. Schroeder's parents, Mr .and Mrs. J. H. Schroe- friends who get together for a reunion about once a year. Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Hawcott and the Harold Stewards were Sunday .dinner guests at the G. P Hawcott home. Sunday evening, Mr. and Mrs. G. P. Hawcott and son, Wallace, Mrs. Bertha Wallace and grandson, Ralph Wallace, the Harold Stewards, Celina Clifton and Lulu Hawcott and Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Hawcott, Algona. were entertained at the R. F. Hawcott home. The gatherings were in honor of Pvt. Wallace Hawcott who was to leave Monday for ""amp Walters, Texas, after spending nearly two weeks with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. P. Hawcott. They took him to Mason City where he took the train. The Battle of North Africa der, and at the home of Mrs. Schroeder's mother, Mrs. Carl Bahling. Mr. and Mrs. John Emmert anrl baby, Mason City, Mrs. Don Graves and Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Graham, Bode, and Mr. and Mrs. Bjorke, Algona, were Sunday dinner guests at the Jay D. Graham home. Mrs. Graves remained for a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.-Graham, and Helen Graham went home with the Emmerts for a visit. The Rev. and Mrs. Paul Figge and daughter left early this week for a several weeks' Rev. Figge's parents visit with at Beloit, :>n Wednesday. Clarice and Marvel that church. Wis., and with Mrs. Figge's parents at Wilton Junction. Next Sunday the Rev. C, C. Richardson. Algona, will preach at the local Presbyterian church and the following two Sundays there will be no preaching or Sunday School at Selander, who had been visiting Peril home, accompanied at the them. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Cleal returned Saturday from a week's visit with relatives at Madison, Wis. Their daughter, Betty Jane, who had been spending several weeks there, returned home with them. Mrs. R. F. Hawcott, the Misses Warner and Whitney, Mrs. Ed Dittmer, Mrs. P. N. Sarchet, Mrs. Sadie Schenck and Mrs. L. H. Schenck, also Mrs. Norman Cotton, Lone Rock, were among the guests at a one o'clock dinner at Mrs. Kate Annis' home in Algona last Friday. There were 22 present Most of the group were old-time SUNDAY-MONDAY, AUGUST 8-9 •*r £Ts TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10-11 — HAROLD PEARY IN "GILOERSLEEVE'S BAH DAY" by Corp. Harold Banwart One of Algona's boys took an active part in the battle of North Africa and he has written those xperiences in a letter to friends n this country. Harold is the son f Mr. and Mrs. George Banwart, f Algona, The Upper,Des Moines eels that the letter would be of iterest to Kossuth readers and ve are printing it in three installments. Harold is a< 1938 graduate of he Algona high school, and at- ended Dakota Wesleyan Univer- ity at Mitchell, S, p., prior to his nlistment and subsequent mobili- ation with the National Guard in February of 1941. Overseas in April, 1942 After preliminary training at Camp Claiborne, La., and Fort Dix, N. J., he was sent overseas in April, 1942, to somewhere in North Ireland, where he was stationed until Christmas time of 1942, when they sailed to North Africa. To The Front in February After landing and all preliminary measures had been taken we started rolling east on a 1,000 mile jaunt that would take us to the front. It was February 1, 1943. My transfer to the Artillery had gone through, but it was approved that I ride with the boys in the Medical Detachment, in which I had served for some time. v The night of February 6 we drove in blackout and rain over very hilly and mountainous country. Early morning found us bivouaced pear Maktar, in a very desolate country. It was raining and we were cold and wet. It was impossible to start any fires because of the nearness of the enemy forces. About sun-up some of us built a small fire among some brush. Before we were sufficiently dried and warmed a front lint veteran of a month or so came by and told us it would be wise to put the fire out. We obeyed and also took his advice on digging fox holes. The Germans made three raids a day, we were told. Early morning, mid-day and evening, around 4 to G o'clock. The purpose of these times is to catch any gleam from sum-ays on a moss kit. We dug in. This was to be the first fox hole for most of us. We worked hard with picks and shovels because the ground was very hard and rocky. Snow and Cactus During our stay in this area we had a rather heavy blanket of snow. It was the wet kind that sticks to you and melts, making you miserably cold and damp. Outside of the snow and cold, and a few German air alerts, we had nothing of any great importance happen. From here we moved into position at Pechon one night. We bivouaced in a desert cactus patch. Here it was easy to dig fox holes and we dug an underground home to sleep in for only a few nights before the Germans broke through below us. We relieved the French Army here, and saw them move out with their horses. American Losses Heavy By the 15th or 16th of February we were forced to retire to another front that really was a bit more strategic for the forces we had. It was here the famous Hampshire Guards from, Great Britain met up with us to help hold a pass. They were veterans of Dunkirk and many battles in Africa. This is about the time the American forces lost so heavily. Now for about a month the battle of supplies continues. The allies had a route comparatively saie and • the Axis had only water routes. Supplies and equipment are pouring in fast. Only the regular three flights of German and Italian planes a day kept us from forgetting the enemy. I'll never forget the first eneniy planes to pass over us low. enough to do afly hat*. They bbmbed the road about one-half mile from us No harm was done. Occasional patrols were Sent out from both armies during the ftext month. Travels Road Alone It was during thiir lull that jeep hit a land mine and we were called out at 12 o'clock in the dark, cold, still night. It was about March 12th, We went out over the mines arid retrieved two wounded men. The place was only about 3V4 miles from camp. It was on a road I had travelled only thai night in the back of the ambulance. After the patients were sent in, I thought some of the boys would stay behind and walk the 3Vi miles with me, but when I turned around I found only myself. The night was dark. It was then 2 o'clock in the morning. I was alone and unarmed, as all medics are. I wasn't sure of the road because I was at a fork. So t • started down one road, expect- ng to be challenged by the Amer- can guards or by the Bosch at any time. It so happened I hit the right road and I was a happy boy o find our camp. That was the first time I had any real fear at nil. (Continued next week) k New Glads Chas. Schimmel has several gladiolus blooms this year which re of recently developed varie- ies. He was exhibiting two. of them down town the middle of the week. One was the "purple beauty" which was just what its name implies, and the other, "white gold" a gorgeous, full spike of white blossoms, splashed with gold, and having three brown stamens to set off its center.. -J. Hprotd' .Bfpeldiik ' second oldest ion 6* ftfe and Mrs. John Efpelding, suffered a ifasK iri a I6g which rebutted To stitches cldsa. He was taken to Fort Dodge for medical aid. Siste* M, Bonavlta Sister M. Benvanuta and Sister M. Dlotilla all from St. Francis Order, Du- biique, arrived here Saturday for a Visit with their mbthef Mrs. Susan Berte and other relatives., Mrs, John Bormann and sons left a week ago Sunday for Earling, having been called there by the serious illness of Mrs. Bormann's brother, Laurence Stess- man, and who passed away nn Friday morning. Mr. Bormann left Friday morning- for Earling. Marriage licenses were Issued durin'g' tfed' past Week to' the fo> 'ns: Lewis fidward . lowing' Marshal, 21, Irvl lone Baldwin, 17; A. Barlriger, gton, and Alma gona; Charles Margaret Hullerman legal, both Algona; Sidney Russell Payne, 20, Ledyard, and Lucille Delores Roth, 21,/Swea City; Marvin Cor* derman, 26, and Clara Engholni, both Ringsted. •; ... - . . , t Gerald Herbeher, and son, Mason City, were recent Jerry, visitors at A. W. DImlers. Mrs Herbener and Mrs. Dimler are sisters. . ST. JOE NEWS Mr. and Mrs. Ed Beschand aid family were Sunday visitors at the Orville Wagner home. Sister M. Amalia arrived Saturday from St. Francis Hall, Dubuque, for a visit with relatives. Helen Becker had the misfortune to slip and fall down several steps on the stairway and injured her back. Mr. and Mrs. Mike Bowmann ;eft Sunday for Earling to attend Ihe funeral services of Laurence Stessmann Monday morning. He massed away Friday morning after a years illness. I NOTICE! Due to war and lack o restrictions f hefp, we wilf be unable to continue delivery service, after Saturday, August 7, v •^••••a Anderson's JACK SPRAT STORE COME The New Allen It must be seen to be appreciated trim'to set it off. This range inch oven, enameled reservoir. SEE See It and You The Algona Successor to Richardson Hdwe. FARMERS! We have- in transit a car of creosoted yellow pine posts. • "* Within the next few days we will be able to take care of your needs in this line, NORTON & SON PHONE 229

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