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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 19, 1943
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Men Column Kossuth and Aigona Doings of Past Week Condensed For Service Men. Clip and Mall ItrYouf Next Letter to the Boys. Loyol^i O'Brien, who is ais j tioned at Kiska,. Alaska, has been promoted to the rank of sergeant. .' . . Word from Maynard E. Gen-' rich, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Genrich, of Lone Rock, was promoted to captain. He is stationed at Camp Shelby, Miss. . . . Lewis K. Ferguson, oldest son of Mrs. Wm, K. Ferguson, Aigona, cated in Hawaiian Iblands has been promoted to sergeant. . . . Sergeant Joseph Larson, son nf Mr. and Mrs. Roy Larson, Aigona, is a paratrooper in the Sicily campaign. . . . Letter from John 1 Spongberg, •. dated eight months ,.agOj received. John is either in an Italian or German prison campY. . ; Results of Molly Pitcher day show that the Titonka .community sold $7500 in war; ' bonds and stamps. . . . Wesley .'community sold $6.501 and Algo' na $3,150. . , . Charles Deibler, Irvington township farmer displays stalk of corn 12 feet high and having two well developed ears. This 41 acre corn field is one you can brag about says Deibler, as the stalk brought to : town was not selected .for show . purposes but was the first one he ; came to and yanked, out of the ground. And corn stalks will i still grow higher and higher. . . . fcHerb Pruel, of Fentori, and John 1, *of Corwith, are doing the hing for the Bancroft Amer- r Legion team. ... Grocery $ stores report after the end of ra- •'••tionlng coffee that sales fell off 33 #o 40 per cent. . ; . H. A. Am- uridson, representing the Archer- Daniels Midland Co. in Kossuth county to buy baled flax straw. . . . Ralph H. Miller, heading the Kossuth county sale of war bonds and stamps, has named town and township leaders for the third bond sale scheduled for September. A. E. Kresensky, heading the Kossuth war chest, has likewise named town and township chairmen for the national war chest drive in October. . . . The ladies of the Kossuth Red Cross are moving the surgical dresing work and materials to the basement of the Masonic Temple. . . . Jimmie Neville says in his unity ad, "The war will be over this year." ... The Gladiolus Show Saturday, sponsored by the Aigo- na retail merchants, making a business street of gladiolus blooms, was a very successful show. . . . If on occasion you feel you are being too much restricted by rationing, talk to somebody who has been in the British Isles. Bruellman and Ryg Cars In Crash Near Established 1865 ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 1943 Eight Pages VOL. ?2 ^-NO. 33 ALGONA PRISON SITE IS APPROVED Lt. Robi. Combs Killed in Action in A laska WIRE RECEIVED WEDNESDAY BY HIS PARENTS HERE Had Been In Alaska But a . Short Time; Was Lieutenant In Air Force; Three Years In Service. '•Another gold star was added to Kossuth county's honor roll whei Mr. and Mrs. William Combs received word Wednesday, morning that their son, Second Lieutenan V.Qtteson; VvU^fUr^.a. > " -s.^ i " -•-'—-*-•-* . *,*; ; „,>• * lElaine' Bruellman, df ", Ottfiseri * " received a cut on her foot anc Jakei Ryg, also of- Ottosen, received a leg bruise Tuesday eve- ...ning when the car in which Elaine was riding with her father, Geo Bruellman, and the one driven by ' Mr. Ryg, collided at a corner a mile and a half south of Ottosen. Bruellman's car was damaged to the amount of about $250 while the other car's damage was placed at about $25. The Bruellman car was going west and the Ryg car, north. Wesley Maiden Does Her Bit By Folding Red Cross Bandages" Wesley—Unobserved and unattended, Wesley has one diligent and faithful Red Cross worker, who Friday night spent the hours from 6:40 until 10:30 alone in the Red Cross rooms,, during which time she folded and tied in neat •'*>•' • bundles, 100 surgical dressings. j.' This person is a modest young maiden, Miss Ruth Mary Bauer, and her solitude, went undiscovered until Tuesday morning when . other Red Cross Workers came to spend the cool morning hours doing their bit in surgical dressing work. Joe Bloom Operated On Friday, the 13th , Joe Bloom picked Friday, the 13th, for an operation for hernia which' was performed at the Miller hospital in Minneapolis, and he is now a member of a certain royal order. Despite the rather inauspicious day he chose, Joe is recovering very nicely. Mrs. Bloom and the children are in Minneapolis with him. . I MARKETS No, 8 white corn, new ........ $1,08% No, Z yellow corn, new , ..... .. ..... 02 No, 2 mixed corn, new ... ..... .91% 3Q : 'lb, white oats .................... 00% No, 3 barley . ....... . ...... — ...... ........,S5 > No. 2 yellow soybeans ............ 1,60 Wo. V flax ....:..... ..... ............... ...... 3.77 HOGS Heavy butchers, 180-200 ....... 14.00 Heavy butchers, 800-240 Heavy butchers, 240-270.. Packing sows, 270-36Q Packing SQWS, 3fl<HOO ...... . 14.10 13.9$ 13*10 Fat yearling* .... , Stock steers . v ~..-,",'.., ,4 Veal calv** *•—.T..: 8.00-15.00 .. j Fat steers ^—......,——...12.50s48.Sft • ; Bulls 10.80'll.Ofl Sheep - 4.50-5.60 ./ Lambs , 12.5Q,i3.,2&. *"* . Boas " Extras ,. -.'. 48 Mediums '. ., -39 Dirty and checked eggs 35 CASH CREAM Sweet "-§2c Kf n 1 • _„ ....SIC *»V. A . . ••*-** No.. 2. , 49c Hens, over 4 Ibs ......................... 22c Hens, under 4 Ibs. .... ................ l?c Cocks ........................... - ..... .-.«--— He Springs, over 4 Ibsj .............. ,....25c Springs, under 4 Ibs. ... ............ ...|4c Lieutenant Robert .Combs Robert Combs, had been killed ir action August 10, in Alaska. The wire informed them that a letter giving more details would follow but that has not as yet been received. . In Alaska Only Week Lieut. Combs had been in Alaska only about a week. Previously he ha'd been stationed .in Seattle, Washington; for some time, waiting to go, and was las heard from ,whild there.* '"• .-At I'.' 1 Robert was, born" February* 1 VA 1919, arid 'was in his 25th year He had served in the army ab'ou two years when he transferred to the air force and began training a Maxwell Field, Alabama. • He received his wings last February at Marianna, Florida. . • Enlisted Three Years Ago The Combs family came to Ai- gona about three years ago from Ames, and have since lived on the old O'Rourke farm west of the Schoby turkey farm. . Robert enlisted about the time the family came to Aigona, hence has never lived here, although he has visited .here several times -while on furlough. Besides ;»his,'3fearents he is survived by hMujjw,, Roger, of Sioux Falls, S. D., three other brothers, Albert of Fort Worth Texas, Eugene, at Camp Roberts, Coliforniay' ari'd Billy at home, and a sister, Kathryn; also at home. ACADEMY TO OPEN SCHOOL SEPT, CTH St. Cecelia .Academy,^ will open Monday, September-6, with" the same faculty with orie'exceptldn. Sister Mary Clement; who taught here last year, has been transferred to Monticello. Minn. She will be succeeded by Sister Mary Cornelia who comes here from St. Joseph's, Mason City, to teach fourth grade and part of the third 1 . The Sisters.-are all here now and making preparations for the opening of school. Most of them have spent the summer at Dubuque. Owen Nichols, Buys Emmetsburg Store and Home; Moves There ;Owen Nichols, who has made his home in Aigona. for several years while he has been district representative of the Ben Franklin chain of home owned variety stores, has purchased the A, R McDonald variety store at the cop ner of Main and Broadway in Emmetsburg and took possession Monday of this week. The Nichols also purchased the Wm. Ketch? en .home on west Main street and will make it their home, the Nichols, have ^a sot} and daughter at home and an older son, Owen, who is in, the nayy, -Mr. Nipbqte intends to remodel smj m^flerafee the limmet' Store and : plans to, give Em b«*8 a Ciagg A pen Jfranklfo Bi^^p^p^j^HiflMMjffll 4ft4fW^ifri&*p!& Injury A* Car* Collide at Corner Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Potter and Mrs. A. K, Clayton were slightly bruised .and' .shaken Tuesday morning when |J»e Potter car and the Geo. F. Besch car collided at a corner in Oregeo, township. The Potter car was going south and the Besch c$T fqst. The Besch the Potter it the, run- Mr" iff. •< - •• ,- :f*vJ&*£^&v> *' *mi&£*j§MA. • The Deadline SEPTEMBER FIRST is the day when the subscription rate for Aigona newspapers is advanced fifty cents. The charge beginning on that date will be— ' IN KOSSUTH COUNTY Either Algbna paper, per year $2.50 Both Aigona papers, per year $4.00 Either Aigona paper, six months $1.75 Both Aigona papers, six months $2.75 OUTSIDE KOSSUTH COUNTY Either paper, one year $3.00 Both papers, one year $5.00 Either paper, six months $2.00 Both papers, six months $3.00 Subscribers can save money by paying their subscription before September first. Practically all papers have been obliged to raise subscription rates y pn account of war conditions, and the Aigona Upper Des Moihes and the Kossuth County Advance have at last been compelled to follow the general trend. Aigona Boy Awarded Silver Star Medal For Gallantry In Action Orval G. Haines, son of Mrs. Archie Haines, Aigona, received a dispatch recently from A. S. Carpenter, vice admiral of the U. S. navy, and commander of the seventh fleet, stating that he was being awarded the Silvelr Star Medal. The dispatch reads as follows: "By virtue of the power delegated to me, and in the 'name of the president of the United States, I take pleasure in awarding to Orval G. Haines, pharmacist, U. S. Navy, the silver star medal with. the following citation: . Tor gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy***you performed your duties as***several serious cases of illness and injury, and by your untiring efforts, maintained- a healthy crew on board, your ship.***your ' cour- agepus conduct***was an inspfra- tion to the' crew, and of great assistance to your commanding officer***your' actions and conduct .are in keeping with the highest traditions of the Navy and of the United States.'" Orval entered the navy in August, 1936. He was shipped to the South Pacific in February, 1942. Orval has a sister, Irene, who is Urval names in Washington, D. C., serving- in the WAVES. Orval is married and has a ten months old boy. His wife and the baby are living with her parents in North Dakota while Orval is gallantly serving his country. MRS. MARGARET ELBERT, 84. PASSES INWHITTEMORE She Was the Widow Of the Late Joseph Elbert and Is Survived By Four Sons and Four Daughters. Whittemore — Mrs. Margaret Elbert passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Peter Fuchsen, Monday evening. Mrs. Elbert, widow of the late Joseph Elbert, was born at Metamora, 111., on Dec. 6, 1859, and was 84 years _of age at the time of her death!" Sh<3 'eaves to mourn four sons and. four daughters, George of Whittemore, Ralph of Omaha. Edward of Birch Island, Neb., and James of Waterloo, Mrs. Peter Dahlhauser of West Bend, Mrs. Leo Wichtendahl of Fort Dodge, Mrs. Peter Fuchsen of Whittemore and Mrs. Conrad Alig of Whittemore. There are 49 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. She was married to Joseph Elbert at Metamora, 111., in 1880. Funeral arrangements had not been completed at this writing. Wester Family In Reunion at Wesley Wesley — Miss Anna Wester came last week to spend a two weeks' vacation with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Wester. She is food supervisor for the Stoffer Restaurants, New York. Mrs. Karl Wester and two children have spent the past several weeks at the Emil Wester home. They have also visited her relatives in Des Moines. They plan to go to their home at Oskaloosa before school starts. Captain Karl Wester, of the army air corps, is tit Waterboro, S. C. ". JV£rs. '.Tsmael • Jorda"n" r 'a*n"d" baby Alan Emil, are spending a month at 'her parental, Emil Wester, home. She was formerly Leila Wester and she plans to join her husband who is an instructor in Chili, South America, as soon as she can get transportation. Mrs. Jordan and son have been living in New Orleans, Louisiana. Plans Under Way For 3rd War Bond Drive in Sept. Quota For Kossuth County Placed at $1,153,000; Gene Murtagh Will Succeed K. H. Miller as Chairman. C. A. Phillips, secretary of the Aigona Chamber of Commerse, and F. L. McMahon attended a district meeting of War Finance Groups at the Lake Shore Hotel, Clear Lake, Tuesday evening. Mr. Phillips was the official representative frorfi Kossuth county and Mr. McMahon was representing the Iowa State Bank. Frank Heneman, president of the First National Bank of Mason City, was in charge of the meet" ing, and also present was V. ~L. Clark of the state war finance office in Des Moines. Organize September Drive The purpose of the meeting was to make organization plans for the third war bond drive which starts September 9. It was learned that Kossuth's quota for the September drive is $1,153,000, which is larger than any previous quota. Murtagh Succeeds Miller Ralph Miller was recently appointed chairman of the Kossuth county war finance committee, but has had to resign, and Gene Murtagh has been named his successor. Sell $3,226,944 Bonds In connection with the approaching drive, it is interesting to note that from January 1, 1942, until July 1, 1943, or in 18 months, Kossuth county has sold bonds to the amount of $3,226,494. This amount does not include bonds that have been purchased by the banks for themselves. In addition to the bonds sold, records show that deposits of individuals, corporations, partnerships, etc., in Kossuth banks have increased $3,260,000 in the same 18 months perJOd,: ! .iridicating tliSt there is plenty of money in the community to assure the bond quotas being successfully met. The slogan for the September drive is "Back the' Attack With War Bonds," and the theme is "Invest at least an extra $100 in war bonds in September." The retailers are to be known in this drive as the third army, and each retail store clerk has been assigned a quota of $200 in bonds and stamps to sell during the month. The drive in Kossulh county will be handled by the recently organized War Activities Executive Committee which is composed of some 25 representative men from all parts of the county. : An effort is now being made to establish an office in Aigona i'or the War Activities Committee with a full time secretary in chcfrjje. Plans are not complete as we go to press. D. C. Hutchisons to California With Iowa Governor and Wife * Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Hutchison and Gov. and Mrs. B. B. Hickenlooper, of Des Moines, left last Thursday for Los Angeles, Calif., on a ten day trip. The governor addressed the Iowa picnic at Long Beach on Saturday. The following day Mrs. Hickenlooper christ- ened'the new Henry C. Wallace as it was being launched in ceremonies held at Los Angeles. The Hutchisons are expected home Monday. Thompson Distrib. Co. Moves Up Town M. C. Thompson and family have moved to Aigona from Sioux City and Mr. Thompson will be associated with his father, A. F. Thompson, Sr., in the Thompson Distributing Co., which moved the first of the week to the Holmes building which was formerly occupied by the surgical dressin room,.^. ,Also-associated with the Thompson-Distributing Go. are two other Thompson sons, A. F:, Jr., and L. S., and a son-in-law, Frank Moore. The Thompson Distributing Co. established its business in Aigona in June, • 1940, when quarters were opened in the Kennedy & Parsons building. They are distributors for automobile, truck and tractor parts. Heart Attack Is Fatal To M. L. Roney, Irvington s^. vv 1 •• ^» • • « » • . *^ One Hundred Neighbors In Search 'For Body In Bean Field Tuesday Evening; Dead Three Hours. Irvington was shocked and saddened Tuesdays-evening by the sudden death of M>.L. Roney, for over fifty years a prominent and respected citizen of that community. ' Was Seen About 5 p, m. Mr. Roney had not been in good health for .some years, but insisted upon doing certain tasks about the farm despite his family's objections. Tuesday afternoon he went out to the bean field about 2 o'clock to pull weeds.' Three hours later his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Kenneth Roney, went- out after him, but saw him at the'far end of the field. As she was going to help neighbors thresh, she went back and told Mrs. Roney where her husband was and went on to the neighbors with the understanding • that someone else would go after him. Neighbors Search, When someone went after him short time later he was not. to be found and soon over 100 neighbors and friends gathered to help search for him. They combed the bean field and about, nine o'clock in the evening found the body the opposite end of the field fpom which his daughter-ih»Jaw had seen him. ^He had been dead three hours, or more. Death wus attributed to a heart attack: Born In Ohio Melvin Lee Roney was born September 18, 1837, in Milbank, Ohio, the son of John and Jane Roney. When a child he came with his family to Iowa, where they settled in the Grundy Center neighborhood in 1881. Later, as a young man'Mr. Roney and his brother, Silas, arrived in the Irvington neighborhood and took up farmjeg in. 1891. be met and married Robison^ daughj „ , V .J6. ij- 8, ttejs hvtbe ' were . have ginMt ~ . r -... tr9*» ^1MJ» _ same farm. Had Mr. lived, they wquld have celebrated their 50th wedding anni- niversaryTiext year, Theprother moved out wesj many years ago. The Honeys h%d one son, Kenneth. He and his wile* the former [nez McLean, have made Wfi* home with the elder Honeys ever Since their marriage, and Kenneth maintains the operation . of the farm. Beside the widow and son and Wife, 9 granddaughter, Shirley, surytyM, She is at ent emPteyefJI fee $$ ^bpsin,- ^ Psujy Other survivors are two brothers, Silas S,, of Grandvie'w, Wash., and Byrl, of Roswell, New Mexico; and two sisters, Mrs. Maude Sybertson, of Pasadena, Calif., and Mrs. Lula Willett, of Des Moines. Mrs. Willett, who has been visiting, in Washington, D. C., is coming to. attend the services. Services Friday Morning , Funeral, services will be held Friday morning at 10 o'clock from" the Irvington 'church, with the Rev. C. C. Richardson, pastor oi the Aigona Presbyterian church, officiating. Interment will be i^ the Irvington cemetery. There will also be'a prayer at the home at 9:30 preceding the church service, Pall bearers will be O. L. Miller, Jake Maasdam, L. E. Colwell, Sim Leight, Grant Sample and Richard Leigh. ^Mr. Roney was always active in theVivic affairs of his community. At the time of his death he was ruling elder of the Irvington Presbyterian church and "superintendent of its Sunday school. He was also a member of the Woodmen lodge. He and Mrs. Roney joined the church in 1896 and have since given generously of their time ^nd effort in its behalf. . Christensen, of Wesley, Joins the Navy Seabees Wesley—Wayne Christensen left Monday for Spokane, Washington, where he will join the Seabees, He has a rating of machinist mate -C., Mrs. Christensen and byby who came here with-her husband from the west several weeks ago, will remain in this vicinity with her parents, the E- J. Palmers at Aigona,' and with his parents, the Forrest Christensens here. The little daughter, who was,born on Easter morning at Pasco, • Wash-: was the .tuthWan church in .Aigona" S^ndpy'wh^e shen Nelson, who perfqrmed the Jlap- tizmal ceremony officiated at the marriage of the Wayne Chrisfen- sens two years ago. They were the first couple he married after his ordination. Forrest Christensen, the paternal grandfather, rendered a vtwjal solo at the baptismal N c««wnpay, Sponsors were F.. M- ChrfctejMIP end an aunt, Mrs, M. C. Wangsnesa, who with her daughter, Carol, had been here from Fejette, visiting at thf Forrest ChristenseH home. Other fujMjay^gu^stii _$ .'the «W' CANNING SUGAR ALLOTMENT TENDS TO CONFUSE MANY Local Board Clarifies Regulations Covering Issuance Of Certificates; Stamps 15 and 16 Involved. There seems to be considerable misunderstanding as to allotment of canning sugar per application or family unit under rationing regulations. Some applicants are under the impression that the local board at times seems unfair in its allotment of canning sugar to applicants. Such is not the case, however. The board is fair and equitable in its processing of canning sugar applications. It must be remembered that the board isues allotments according to information given it in the application, that it follows strictly the rules and regulations as laid down by the OPA, and that its functions are not to police any of these sugar conditions, only to issue certificates for sugar as the ''applica'nts ask, on the basis of in- formation given by the applicant. Canning Sugar Regulations Regulations provide one pound of sugar for each four quarts of FRUIT to be canned during 1943 Also not more than 5 pounds of sugar per person to be used for jams, jells and butters. Not more than 25 pounds per person may be used for the above mentioned purposes. This 25 pound limit includes the No. 15 and 16 sugar stamps in war ration book No. 1. now designated as special canning sugar stamps. When application is made stating the number of quarts of fruits to be canned during 1943 it is assumed that the sugar from war book No. 1 will be used and which amounts to 10 pounds per person. The board issues a certificate for the balance of the sugar required for that number of quarts of fruit to be canned, plus 5 pounds of sugar per person to be used in jams, jells and butters, with a maximum amount of 15 pounds per person which can be issued from the board office. An Example For example, a family of five people state they will can 200 quarts of fruit in 1943, (requiring 1 pound of sugar per four quarts or a total of 50 pounds of sugar for the 200 quarts) and will also use See Africa in German Jeep Wt'if Ji , ..^, 'tfx ^rbr* How would you like to own a German Jeep to run around in when /your day's work i? *4on«? Well,,that's exactly what I4eut. Bernard Frank! (foreground) anil hjig pal are" doing in the picture ajwjve. The two own the, car ' ' isy captured it from the Bernard is an executive on £ sub Phaser j® the in|p,,,an.d he jurf M. -•**—-^-X -41*« ItVtAMVA&M** '4.S ^-f r tjjjfjs * 1 f -Cj f.~ * Jf- %' *•• 4. * " '$" * \f l^eiKrt the pr^Uofl t, the rank of lieutenant. Bernard, who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Barney Frankl, Irvington, was in the North African front on the sea, and was in the front line of ships when Sicily was invaded. When the boys aren't seeing acr tion on the sea, they" jeen and joy rif AMca. Bernard Wi ftWJ.- r ~ from the stfe^f~|ins§-the «rst o| luaV. f T5*C " l^j^. f.t-i 3Jfi > 3J*»"fc*1N rU*t*.-C..l. J^^ ?A -- ' *-" - 25 pounds of sugar for jams, jells and butters. On the basis of regulations the family would be eligible for 50 pounds of sugar for their fruit and 25 pounds of sugar for the jams, jells and butter or a total of 75 pounds. Fifty pounds may be obtained by using Stamps 15 and 16 in the five war books No. 1 of the family and the board would issue a certificate for 25 pounds. If later on it is found that additional canning of fruit is to be done, this applicant may be eligible for an additional allotment of sugar by completing another application. GOVERNMENT TO TAKE 287 ACRES WEST OF TOWN Camp Planned to House 3,500 Italian Prisoners Of War and 500 Guards and Army Attendants. Unless the war ends suddenly Aigona will have a' prison camp located two miles west of town on the site of the old air port of some years back. A Mr. Jackson of Mason City, who represents the government in the transaction, was in Aigona Tuesday negotiating with H. E. Rist, administrator of the Lewis H. Smith estate, and Nick Berte who last spring- purchased a quarter section of the estate. The government wants the land which lies north of: the Milwaukee, comprising about 287 acres, 170 of which are owned by Mr. Berte and 117 acres by the Smith estate. The government is not interested in, the 50 acres of the estate which lie south of the Milwaukee. Smith Land Since 1857 The land, which has been owned by the Smith ectate since 1857, is at present operated by the Henry Bros., who have been renting it for several years. In the event that construction of . the prison camp is started at once, Mr. Jackson stated that the government will buy the crop at mature crop prices. Since the site has been approved by the government, Mr. Jackson's mission here Tuesday was to obtain writ of entry for survey and construction on the land, and such writs were granted Tuesday. Spur on Milwaukee It is understood that the government expects to build a spur on the Milwaukee up to the camp site and all transportation will be handled directly to the camp. The plans are to bring about 3,500 Italian prisoners to the camp together with approximately 500 soldiers, who will be stationed in barracks at the camp to look after the prisoners. Wins Newspaper Star For Work as Nurse's Aide When the city of Anniston, Alabama, is mentioned, people will say, "Why, that's where the Dansons moved when Paul 'entered the service." Yes, they moved there some time ago, and after reading a newspaper from there, it is learned that Mrs. Danson has been given a star in the Anniston Star of that city, for her generous work and the time which she has offered to the citizens of her town by serving at the local hospital as a Nurse's Aide. The paper further states that Mrs. Danson has received her second stripe as a Nurse's Aide. Five hundred hours of. service to the hospital in eight months was required for such a stripe. This averages over 60 hours a month. Mrs. Danson will be remembered here as having participated in many of the Methodist church activities. Paul is now a captain in the 7th regiment at Fort McClellan, Alabama. John Haggard Wins Golf Tournament marshal will be here soon to notify the owners officially that the government is taking over the land. Then construction work can be started. It is estimated that some 500 or 600 men will be used on construction work, and many of them will be quartered in the buildings at the fair grounds. To Make Price Later At a later date the government will arrive to make a price on the land. To date, nothing has been said about price. If the price is agreeable to all parties, payment will be made,' and if not the land will be condemned and court action taken. • These prison camps, which have been constructed in various .parts of this country, closely resemble draft camps,' The barracks for the prisoners are built in long lanes and are constructed of wood and the whole enclosure is surrounded by a maze of barbed wire; The idea is, of course, that the camp is for only temporary use, as prisoners will be returned to their own country at the close .of the war, which, we all hope will not last long. PRISONER OF JAPS VISITS ALGONA The Rev. Arthur -Merfeld, a Maryknoll missionary, was in Ai- gona Friday and Saturday of last week visiting his cousin, Sister Mary Paschal, of St. Cecelia Academy. Father Merfeld was a prisoner of the Japanese. from December 10 unyi the return .of the Gripsholm on August 26 of last year, He is now working in (JJiP" cinnati, Ohio, but is at present va» cationing for 'three weeks at his home in Daugherty, this state, Wesley Boy Breaks Wrist at Kitten Haggard, o« Aigona, tool* first Conors last Sunday 'in the held at Clear Lake? defeating Dr, R/W. Patterson, <tf Clear Lake. pne up. John has not been pipy- ing much golf lately but it seem* that he is still in good form. Former AAA Girl la Wfdj Visit* Here Mrs. Robert Chesher of Corpus Chrjstl, Texas, was in.,. Aigona nVt1AO«)aw itla(44vt>* 4niAVU>lef^CU*fe «™I1 Weig, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Weig, suffered two broken bones £» his left wrist Sunday afternoon while playing kitten ball at the parochial school diamond. He had batted out a grounder and collided with the first baseman. Aigona Boy at 4Jr School Robert A- Stepj'jd. *of Aigona, son of Mr. and Mrs. "Heinle" Ste* britz, of UQ4 gajj North TrtrsJet, has been enroll^ in the Inflight

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