The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 28, 1943 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 28, 1943
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Clip Column - Kossuth and AlKdna Doings of Past Week Condensed For Service Men. Clip and Mail In Your Next Letter to the Boy a. The Algona • High Bulldogs did then-selves proud at last Friday •'••" night's homecoming football 1 !; game.' f Pla'yed like the . "Army 1 ;; ' 6V' maybe,., - the "Navy"—anyway >• they' 'outplayed Clear Lake and ' tHe'ga : frle, officials-- Score 20 to 0 $killmg, : tyo; G'5, Sankey, No. t)3. ' 'Wheelock, No. 71, Matern, No. 74, "'Adams, "No. V 68, and Reed, No. 73 were' the numbers that came up often. MARG MITCHELL was crowned . "Queen" of Homecom ing. . . . New Ration Book No. 1 issued over Kossulh County-r schools furnishing the clerical work. ... William C. Wining, from Kansas City USO office meets with War Chest Heads on establishing USO center in Algona. . . . Kossuth County by final report of Eugene Murtagh bought more than $1,500,000 in ' Third War Loan Bonds. That's a record to tell the grandchildren as well as the Boys and Girls ;n the Military Service. . . . Good Hope church service board was recently dedicated. ; . . Matt Amfahr, 705 E. Elm St., Algona, has a most unique VICTORY GARDEN. . . . Bill' Holdren, a Marine now stationed at Pullman, Washington; Lieut. Loren Courtney stopped at home enroute to Camp Hahn, Calif.; Lieut. LeRoy Adams, formerly of Plum Creek, now in England; Supt. Vernon ' Sfifibley of LuVerne enlists in •Navy; Lt. Ruth Weisbrod, Union • Township now with Armed Forces - -overseas; Louis Riley, Lone Rock, home on furlough; the two Eag- •gteston daughters, Beaulah .and Doris, who are now WAVES, are home on furlough; Former Burt coach, John Emmons, now a captain bomber pilot in England; . Sgt. Charles Kollasch, formerly of Whittemore, in Sicily area; Pvt. Maurice Wallace home at Fenton on furlough from Geiger Field, Spokane, Wash. . . . County Engineer H. M. Smith on leave of absence and in Alaskan work area plans soon to be back home in Algona. . . . Merle Smith, Hartley, Iowa, barber buys in three chair barber shop with Charley Clement and Alvin Briggs. . . . Woodrow Wilson's favorite limerick: As a '."beauty.I am not a star, there are others more handsome by far, But my face—I don't mind it, It's the people in front'get the jar. . . . BUI St. Clair, local 4H Club su- jjervisor, goes to Worth County, Iowa, as farrrTdirector. . . . The 'Bancroft Academy baseball team wins state honors again.' ." . ."A short tale: One reason why a dog is' such a lovable creature is i that his tail wags instead of his Established 1865 ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1943 Ten Pages VOL. 72?,— NO.-43 'TJ GIRL CLAIMS TO BE FLYER'S WIDOW Roll of Honor Board Dedicated At Lone Rock; Patriotic Services County War Chest Drive Still Far Short of Quota The aijove Rdck Lone is a photo of -the Honor Roll Board which wa| appropriately dedicated Saturday, October 9th. The dedicatory; address was delivered by Rev. Father Maynard, of Ledyard. A patriotic concert •layed by? the Lone Rock high Pnoto by Mrs. Wm. Flaig school band. Following the program a baseball game was played by Lone Rock and Whittemore with the latter team the victor. The two soldiers standing guard are Privates Russell Jensen and Pat Marlowe. Sixty eight names of Lone Rock and vicinity boys are enrolled on the board. K. OF C. CONFER DEGREES ON CLASS OF 31 HERE SUNDAY Catholic Order In Initiation Ceremonies During Afternoon; Banquet and Program at Academy at 6:30 O'clock. tongue. The United Women of America held a district meeting in Algona Congregational church on Tuesday, Oct. 26. -Delegates from 15 counties in attendance.- "Mrs. D..-D. Monlux heads v the district/"v : ; .-Near : Wesley ; neighbors held, a•;.plowing "bee at the, -Jos. Miller farm.' Mry Miller Is slowly convalescing. .*.'-'. Kath- leta-'/A.' Elbert is the new postmistress at Whittemore. ORDAIN NEW ELDER AT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH SUNDAY With aporopriate and impressive services, the traditional "laying on of hands," Keith -Strayer 'will be •ordained an elder 'in the Presbyterian church Sunday., morning at the 11 o'clock services'. Tlev, C. C. Richardson, the pastor, and Rev. John Meyer, - Presbyterian pastor at Blue Earth, Minn., will have charge of the ceremony.. The Rev. ;Mr. Meyer will also preach the morning sermon. He and\ his family are visiting at the Richardson home, the two families.; be- ing'friends ; oflong standing. \ Mr. Straver succeeds to the eldership for the unexpired terrn pf John McDowell, now teaching in Madison, Wisconsin. During the morning -services ,Harold Daines, succeeding H/ L, 'Woodward, now at Sioux City, and Walter Kempley, succeeding Ed Sheehan, deceased, will also be installed to , fill unexpired terms as trustees, . • The three degrees of knighthood were conferred on 31 Kossuth -atholic men\ and young men in the HO.O.F. hall Sunday afternoon, constituting membership in New Granddaughter For Ralph Morgans ,Mr. and Mrs. v Ralph Morgan and Wm. Tjaden returned Sunday from Stanhope where they had been to make the acquaintance of the Morgans' new granddaughter, Linda Margaret, born October 19 to Mr. and Itfrs. Albert Peter, jit the Webster City hospital, Mrs, Peter is the former Vivian sMpr- , gan. Mrs. Wm, Tjaden, of Burt, . sister of Mrs. Peter, has been at Stanhope taking care of the other Peter daughter,. Ladora, and re^ raained there, Mrs. Peter returned to her home by ambulance on Saturday and was accompanied by Mrs. Robert Fisher, B. N, On Sunday /the group celebrated Ladoga's second birthday which was on October 25, October %S is also the birthday of the little girl's great great grandmother, Mrs.'Mary Jane Clark, who celebrated her 93rd birthday »*" tJw | her daughter, Jiffs, ft g. gan | the Knights of Columbus. The Sheldon degree team conferred the 1st and 2n4 degree while the 3rd was put on by a team from ;Moines. lytany visitors from neighboring^, councils and towns attended • ffigj "/initiation and" the banquet and program a't the Acad--, emy in the evening; Algona Council, K. of G/,' 1 ' has enjoyed a nice growth in ntembership during tho year and indications are that another class will be formed for entrance .into the order some time in December. Program at Academy Over two. hundred K. C.'s and wives and friends attended the program at St. Cecelia's Academy following a dinner served at 6:30. Grand Knight Chris Reese was the toastmaster. The program opened. With the group singitij "God Bless America", Miss Martinek, of Donn, at the piano. Invocation was ftffececl by Rev. Father Mallinger." Gepjge E. O'Malley, of Des Moinesf. district deputy, addressed the diners." This was follower by two piano numbers by Miss Arlene Spilles. L. D. Brennan, Emmetsburg, past state deputy, spoke. The 1 candidates were then introduced arid M .F. Amfahr spoke brief ly : on the reactions of the candidates following initiation. Miss Evelyn Bode sang two numbers with Miss Martinek at [he piano. The main address was then made by Rev. Father Sweeney following which/ the program was concluded by group singing Clerks and Workers Should Call at War Activities Office,. It has not been the intention of war chest workers to iall on clerks and workers Jn the business district. While calls have been made on the firms, the employers, there <vere no. solicitations made to the employees. In the average case the employe has not been at home when"a district worker called, hence many of them have not had an opportunity to sign up_ on aj war chest list. However/' the "name of' every employe in the city is filed a* the war activities office, and they may call at the office" an'J make their contribution, thus saving much time on the part of workers calling: on them at more opportune' times when they are. at borne. True, all em- ployes 7 wUl; be contactefl eventually. But H would help'nlSch if ,they would volunteer and make their gift at war activities headquarters. The following townships and ; cause. When a widow lady with I pie in towns have exceeded their quotas several children to whom the Na- helping tional War Fund was explained insisted on giving $5.00, and another well-to-do family contributed $1.00. You are frankly puzzled as to what some people must think of our own soldiers and our valiant fighting Allies. Then again many people and workers failed to understand the amount needed. $22,000.00 is a lot of money even for 25,000 people, and it can't be raised by quarters and dollars. There are in the war chest drive as we go to press today: Quota St. Benedict $ 75.00 Seneca Township 520.00 St. Joe Swea City LuVerne Township Union Township .. LuVerne Town 355.00 Plum Creek Township .... 425.10 Drive In Progress 75.00 583.00 502.00 495.00 of "America." Sunday's Class Following are the members of the clasg: Donald J. Bormann, Clement J. Elbert, Martin F. Eischen, Duwayne C. Germann, Lewis A. Gilbride, Robert W. Mayer, Andrew L. Miller, Mich- ael.J, Stoffel, M, F. Amfahr, Sylvester H. Arndorfer, Walter J. Bradley, Glenn R. Crilly, Joseph A. Elbert, Charles B. Fox, W. T. Giossi, John B. Grandgenett, Ira A. Kohl, William O. Ludwig, Vincent F.. Seiler, Leonard E. Siepmann, Chester A. Willey, John A. Wolfe, all of Algona; William G, Becker, Wilfred M. Becker, Albin F. Kayser, William M. McGuire, Jnmes J. Butler, of Bode; Clair L. Reding, Ottosen; Leo W. Stattel. .man, West Bend; Emmett J. Bradley, Bradgate; Arthur ,J, baas; Livermore. RED CROSS OFFICE ABLY HELPED MAIL SOLDIER PACKS" Group of Local Young Women Wrapped and Addressed 150 Packages to Overseas Men., A small group, of war-minded young ladies, who style themselves "Staff Assistants" have taken charge of the handling of packages for over-seias shipment in the the local Red Cross office over Iowa State" Bank. Between KohU TWO CASES TAKEN INJUSTICE COURT OVER WEE END fin "Justice Pella Welter's court djy. two cases.were disposed to do with motor Valeria WUliAms. 'Many oi are -young- mothers who hay*., "group-swifphed" their small-thjldren so that a single mother stay* with a group of children'while three or four others assjst in the work of -the Be4 Cross. «, Nqma Kelly, pf Cost One ThowHUtd ' ' -•*•<•- • ' ^ . Sept. 15 and", Oct. 15, th^se workers have assisted in the wrapping and addressing of over 155>packages which will gladdenVthe Christmas of as many Kossuth county boys who are in the service. This is one of those little unnoticed bits of war-work which bring so much joy to /lonely soldiers and sartors and : yet is little credited to tho 86 who give freely of their timaj and effort. Mailing Deadline Extended The deadline for packages to the army was up Oct. 15 but those who wish to .send such packages to the boys in the navy, may still do so untfl Nov. 1 which is the deadline. A staff of helpers will be at the Red Cross rooms from 1 o'clock to 5. b'clock Monday through Friday/ to assist those ast-minute mailers who have not already mailed their gifts to navy men. As a 'matter of fact, staff assistants 'will be in ^ the office for -an indefinite time after Nov, 1 to all Kossuth county folKs who have any questions to ask as to the mailing of packages or other information pertaining to members of the armed , forces. Readers and Helpers Mrs. Eugene Murtagh and The drive to raise money for the National War Fund is in actual progress this week, and officially closes on Nov. 20. This is' a cause co-equal in importance with the Red Cross. A cause that every American should consider it a privilege to contribute to and give generously. The USO, the home away from home for some 2,000 Kossuth county b6ys is one of the causes, the other 16 are listed elsewhere in this issue of the Upper Des Moines. Giving Habit of People It is difficult to understand the giving habit of the people to this many children and old people who can't give, so it is necessary for people able to give, to do so in a large way. Returns So Far Short "We congratulate those towns and townships over the top," Chairman Alf Kresensky said today. "We know that the people pf Kossuth have a heart, they are interested in making life of the man in the armed forces of our country a little more comfortable, a little less lonely, through the USO in helping the morale of the prisoners of war, the seamen and our valiant fighting Allies, making life more fearless for peo- the occupied countries, refugee and European children victims of this war." "The fact of the matter is that we are not at all too optimistic about the drive so far," the chairman continued. "Returns up to the present are not up to expectations thus far." Eight Out of 41 Over Top It must be remembered that out of the 41 districts in the county only eight have reported as being over the top, while others are finding the going tough to get thk quota, according to some of the township and district chairmen. While there are three weeks yet in which to solicit, the results will have to show up much better than heretofore if Kossuth is to go over the top, Mr. Kresensky said. He also stated that districts going over the top, if it be $100, or whatever the total, that amount is carried as a credit against the quo,ta for next year's drive and which makes it that Bill St. Clair Leaves Tomorrow Bill St.. Clair, who has been named county extension director for Worth county, effective November 1, will leave Algona tomorrow to take over his new duties. Because of inability <o find .suitable living quarters in Nprthwood the St. Clair family will remain in Algona until a home can be found much easier in 1944. And,'sure- Worth county ly, no one would appreciate Kossuth falling down in this drive. MUCH WANTED MAN IN CUSTODY OF KOSSUTH SHERIFF Picked Up Here Thursday By Officers and Charged With Vagrancy; Had Some Criminal Record. When Sheriff Cogley and Officer McGinnis picked up a stranger here on suspicion of being a vagrant Thursday evening it was ..di.scovered ..thlt. their .prisoner ..was a much wanted man In that'sev- ,eral other counties in the state were- deeply interested in his whereabouts. Giving his name as John (Verl) Rath, with no permanent address, when he was taken to the mayor's court Friday morning, he could offer no good reason for his attempting to work on local merchants for money and Mayor Kohlhaas sentenced him t6' ten days in the county jail for vagrancy. .' Sheriff Investigates - Being suspicious as to -the record pf the man, Sheriff Art Cogey contacted the state office, bureau of investigation, and records there showed that Rath had quite some criminal record. In 1926 he was sentenced to 10 years in the penitentiary by a Washington county court for breaking and entering. He served three years of that sentence .and was then paroled. In 1938 he was given .hirty days in jail, being charged with forgery, in Louisa county n 1940 he was picked up for small check forgeries in Hampton,., anc Tranklin county authorities want lim. During the same year he was also charged with check forgeries n Johnson county and Iowa City officers,are looking for him, all of his according to state bureau reo- irds. S . Humboldt Wants Him Sheriff Cogley has also been isked to hold him for Humboldt ounty and Sheriff Montgomery, f Palo Alto county, would also ike to get his hands on Rath, ac ording to Sheriff Cogley. Ac- ording to local city and county fficers Rath has made Algona ijs headquarters since Oct. 9th r)d Having no job here local of- icers became suspicious as to his. easons for being here with the agrancy arrest the result. Three Non-Algonians Were Tight; Ten Days Because of having imbibed too freely of .the cup that cheers three men were picked up on the streets here over the week-end by city officers and when brought before Mayor Kohlhaas and charged with drunkenness he gave each of them ten days in jail. The three gave their names as Merle Rand, Clarence Faucctt and Leo L. Griffin. None of them were local resi^- dents, and it is thought that they were workers on the prison camp. They gave no permanent address to the mayor's court. 85, PASSES IN FENTON TUESDAY Came to Iowa In 1875; Had Lived In Fenton Since 1913; Survived By Two Daughters and Son. After having lived in the Fenion neighborhood for more than ;hree score years Philip Weis- widely known and popular D. W. Andrews «£ in charge of this work and are ably assisted by the following helpers: Dorig Bernard, Zita Cpristensen, Aria Cowan, Vivian Cowan, Mary Guthman, Margaret, Hall, Betty Henry, Ruth Lai veil, Laura Norton, Helen Pletch, Bernice Rising, 'Clara Schaap, Gladys Ventefcher and Granted Divorce TWs Term Mrs; Npma C. KeUey of Burt was recently granted a divorce frow i^te'jEfiljby in th> district and her maiden flame of Noma C. LIGHTERS GET SHORTWAVE WORD OF PRISONER SON Mr. 'and' Mrs. Clint Lighter have received twelve or fifteen cards and letters in the last few days from persons who picked up a sho|t wave radio message on October 18 from their son, Lt. Wayne Lighter, who was forced down in his plane, "Bad Penny" over Axis territory a few, weeks ago.' The message was djreqted to his parents an,d gave their 'complete street number a,nd address. Those who wrote the Lighters said the- message stated that Lt, Lighter was tmng tp get the message -through to tell hi? par-i ents that he was well, not ti worry, and to writes to. him through •« Red Cross,, Most of the cardf end letters were received froin the easj coast, but there were two, frojn Eldora and one tetter direct from the government. . As nearly as the ifightgrs can determine from correfpondence with families of pjtosr member? of their son's crew, he and fee CQ,« pilot are the, onjy -ftemjjers of the. pioneer, died at his home in Fenton Tuesday morning. During the past summer he fell and sustained injuries which kept him to his bed until his death. He was 85 years of age and had otherwise enjoyed good health until he met with the accident. At this writing funeral arrangements have not been completed, because of SIXTH DISTRICT USWA HOLDS MEET IN CITY TUESDAY Eleven County Delegations Took Part; Officers Are Elected and Reports Made to 141 Members Present. awaiting the arrival son, Staff Sergeant of a grand- Wayne Anderson, Jackson, Miss., who had made his home with the Weis- brods since childhood. In Fenton 32 Years Philip John Weisbrod was born in Secor, Illinois, in March, 1858, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Weisbrod. It was in 1875 that the family moved to Iowa, and settled on the Weisbrod homestead just south of Fenton and which 'is now tenanted by the Allan Bollinger family. In 1883 Philip was united in marriage to Miss Mary Boevers. The newly-weds moved to Palo Alto county where they followed farming until 1913 when they came to Fenton and have lived here ever since. Three children, surviving, were born to them, Mrs. Carl Kern of Fentoa; Walter of Burt and Mrs. Jay )Ybods of Jefferson. T. C. HUTCHISON COUNTY CHAIRMAN WAC RECRUITING Appointment of T. C. Hutchison of Algona, Kossuth county as county chairman pf the Iowa WAC Recruiting Drive was announced today by Governor Bourke B. Hickenlooper. He is one of 99 county chairmen appointed throughout Iowa for the purpose of conducting the' current recruiting drive which will continue through Dec. 7, anniversary ol the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The county chairman will select his committee shortly. Iowa's Iowa's quota in the national drive forv 70,000 WACS is 050. The county quota will fee announced next weefc. The Army's casualties of the United States to date number approximately 70,000. It is planned to enlist from this state one WAC for each ol Jpwa's, Army casualties. The first All-Iowa State Company left for Fort Oglethorpe, Gft., October 2ir Recrvgtipg tor the second all-state, company is Members to the number of 141 registered at the Sixth District meeting of the United Service Women of America held at the Congregational •• church in this city . ; .Tuesday. l .of.,this .week. Presided over by: Mrs;- Elvira • Monlux,' sixth district president, election of officers, reports of officers, a fine speaking program and music was _enjoyed by the delegates"."" The " foi'enobn "Hours, 10 .to 12, were taken up with election of officers and reports. Lunch at Noon At 12:15, noon, ladies of the Congregational church served lunch to the delegates. During this hour an exhibit of quilts, pillows, scrap books and histori cal books was displayed. Th< Bel Canto Club opened the af lernoon with two numbers, di rected by Mrs. C. A. Phillips anc with Mrs. Sylvia Gunn at tin piano. Following this Mrs. Mon lux and Mrs. Sandberg explainec the gold stars 'on the county ser vice board containing seven golc stars. A "V" support holding 17 candles, representing 17 missinj, and prisoners of war, was dis played and with Mrs. Fred Geige at the piano the group sang "America'." A soldier carriet the American flag and a sailor the Rod Cross Flag and stood a attention as the 17 candles were lighted. White carnations \vere placed in a vase honoring the county's seven hero dead. Install Officers New district and county officers were installed with Mrs. Donalc Ringsdorf, Burt, county president Mrs. H, L. Gilmore, Algona, county secretary; Mrs. Chas. Patterson, Burt, district sergeant-at- arms; Mrs. Pickerdill, Manson district chaplain; Mrs, A. J. Polking, Carroll, district treasurer Eight new members were also received and registered at this time Mrs. Herrald Speaks Mrs. F. H, Herrald, executive secretary, of Eldora, addressed the meeting her subject beini "For the Boys in the Service.' Mrs. Wm. Beven, of Albia, spoke on the hospitalization work pf the organization at Clinton, Knoxville and Des Moines hospitals. She reported'that the recent forget-me-not sale reached a total of $4,000. Committees Report for them seat. in the Mrs. H, L. Gilmore, chairman* of the registration ported that 141 committee, members re- had registered, 115 of them from Kossuth. Lloyd Muckey, chairman of the auditing committee, made a report on the financial status of the organization. Mrs. Gilmore conducted a question box, answered by Mrs, Herrald. Resolutions were presentee} and passed and the minutes read and approved. ' There were 20 units represented. The gold star mothers were each presented with a white carnation which had previously been placed in a vase in honor of gold star bqys, and the mee was closed with Mrs, Thais Bueghley, high school voice instructor, singling two numbers, with Mrs. Gunn at the piano. The Sixth district, Mrs, Elvira Monlux, Algona, president, is composed of the counties o| Boone, Calhoun, Carroll, Crawford, Emmet, Green, Hamilton, Hancock, Hmnbojdt, Kossutb, Palo AU% FocahQnta* Webster, Wifln$&MW an<J KOSSUTH JUNIOR RED CROSS DRIVE OPENS NOVEMBER 1 Campaign Is Nation-wide; 17,000,000 Members In Schools Last Year; County Nearly 100% in 1942. Appointment of school leaders and district leaders have been announced by the school officials of the coiirily' for the national ori- rollment campaign of the Junior Red Cross, according to Miss Fidelia Skow, county Junior Red Cross chairman. The campaign will .continue ;from November 1st •to: vthe"' -ISthrsarna .issnatiort-wide The schools of. the nation' contain more than 17,0,00,000 membefs "o"f the junjof organization. Last'year those 'members made more - than 9,000,000 comfort and .recreational articles for men in the" armed- forces, and more than 12,000,000. since Pearl Harbor. Kossuth Fine Record Most schools in Kossuth.,were organized 100 per cent irt the or-' ganization last year. And the ac-, tivities of the juniors were outstanding, particularly in several of the rUral schools. And th'is year' there is an added incentive in that juniors may be actually helping a brother, a father, an uncle or a friend, since there Is hardly now a hopie that does not have a close or distant relative in • the armed service. > • A Volunteer Program The enrollment campagin program is an entirely volunteer one. Tb.eve are no dues or specified amounts. Each rural or town school will turn its funds over to the respective leaders who in turn delivers to the county chairman. Those schools wishing to do project work such as the making of scrap books, bean bags, nut cups, menu covers, favors, etc., notify the county chairman and directions and material are made available. Buffalo Consolidated, Titonka, has completed its enrollment, the MRS. ROBT. COMBS HAD NO EVIDENCE OF THE MARRIAGE Came to Algona October 9; Said $he Married Flyer at Tampa, Florida, May 15th, 1943. . About a month after Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Combs, living] south of Algona, had received word of the death of their, son, Lt; Rbbf- Combs, In a plane crash in Alaska, they received a letter from Mrs. Robt. Combs, postmarked Baton Rouge, La., stating* that she and Robert had been married since May 15th, 1943, {hat the ceremony had been performed by a Baptist minister. The writer, Mrs. Robt. Combs, said that she hoped some time to make a visit to her husband's parents. Several nice letters were later received by the Combs from Robert's wife. ' At no time'.had Robert mentioned to his parents that he had married. . . • ' ... ,,.,<„., ,., • Came Here October 9th. Then on Saturday, October ft;, Mrs. Robert Combs arrived from her southern home and Made the promised visit with her husband's parents.. She said that fine',had met Robert ifl Baton Rouge while he was stationed there With the American air forcetf. .During •_ the two weeks she remained at/the Combs home .-.she-madeK several statements which didn't f exactly agree with earlier, statements about her married life'with Robert and the mother, JJSfs. Wm. Combs, became suspitiqus as to the authenticity of the marriage. So she wrote to an uncle, Ray S. Vance, who 1 , lives in .Tamp'a,- Fla., and asked' him to. check up on; the marriage records of the girl .'and Robert. This he did, thoroughly. On Wednesday, Oct. VJ( Mrs. f Combs received word from Mr. Vance that he could .JindJnp records, either at the court ritiuse or at any preacher's home ;that a marriage .license -had been- procured or that a marriage had been performed • lor Robert Combs. Lady Leaves Combs Home .Prior to receiving this "^ord, however, the supposed bride {had ''' the Martha Lou ..,—;.•;-,,.• ,-..- ning, but took' her'Ifiggage f and; remained ;until. this, morning.'; •To'' one of these girls ''sfiJHS* saiH to 'have-made^-the,^statement that she' and .Robert weref miaHWd.' By a. first in the county. Town School Leaders Algona: Sister Mary Ellavene, St. Cecelia's Academy; Miss Ve\ma Weiss,, Lutheran School; Miss Evelyn Murray, Third Ward; Miss Kathleen Lorenz, South Side Primary; Miss Kathryn Mills, Junior-Senior High School; Mrs. Margaret Beringer, Bryant Building. Bancroft: Miss Agn«s Droessler, Bancroft Public; Sister M. Benita, St, John's Catholic School, * Burt: Miss Erna Baars, Burt Public School. Titonka: Supt. M. F. Cheever, Titpnka, Buffalo Consolidated. Fenton: Miss Hewitt, Elemeh- :ary Grades, Fenton Independent Miss Tease, High School, Fenton [ndependent; Rev. R. W. Kabelitz, Lutheran School. Grant Consolidated: Miss Elaine Neve, Ledyard, Grant Consolidated. Lakota; Miss Jean J. Ahlstrom, Lakota Public. (Continued on page 4) Winter Comes Apace Says Harry Nolte With the. ally lowering highest this week - Catholic priest.,". She ,.£__,._, to have made-' the' statemfcht jthat she was the daughter,of/,wealthy parents, and that she did hot have to work, yet she:'was,'advanced $15 by Mrs.' Wm. Combs for' car', fare back'.to the south, .with the assurance that her mother,would: wire the money tOjIjrs. 'Combs,.. This has not as yet been received- Had No Certificate • •According, to 'Jarniy. regulations Mrs, Robert Combs Ayould 'be entitled to six months-of'her husband's pay -upon"the- death- of •'her husband. However, the government could not make' this payment, about $1800, to Mrs, Combs '• because she had no certificate, or record of Carriage to '.present. While at the Combs.'^ 'home the young lady gathered iip^th.6 certificate of. the purple heart .award to Robert Combs, as well as other papers and pictures, and these she / brought to AlgonaI Saturday. However, 'Mrs. Wm, Combs was able to re-secure them yesterday. Leaves Alffona When the q:30 bus left; Algona this morning, 'squthwardi the young lady, Jean; Who claimed to be Mrs. Robert Combs, was a passenger, destination undisclosed. During her short stay; in Kossuth county she had met quite,a num^ her of the younger set*--, She was about 21 years old, had ,a pleasing personality, and; the. usual southern drawl in her speech. It will be remembered tbnt Robert was killed whert his airplane crashed in Alaska August 10th. He had only been in Alaska about a week. He had'been in the air service, since ,,1941, .being a member of the natipnftl guard at Boone when inducted'-into the army. A tw,in,brpth'eiv'Roger, is also with the wr 'forces, stationed at Sioux FalJlg, 'gpttth jTJakota. The boys joined the forces 'at th* same time, ' Few Qtttsicte Hunters Those shells ing em-oute t<i"th&f for pheasant; hun " there was ^xo/<*ff4f ~ outsiders as ' Oi^fSs been,"] another month's time we wijl he

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