The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 11, 1943 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, November 11, 1943
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Clip Column Kofctfth and Algona Doings of Past JKeek Condensed For Scr- Vice Men. Clip aiW Mall in Your Next Letter to the Boys. They say that 70#> of our officers were • ottiie Iowa youttg- Sters. Seems Kossuth County flowa t girls seefn to favor the ssWAVES. for last week Marie tff«rtl,; Whittemore, Qeraldine *~tttris,' Wesley, 'and Esther Fritz, Itojika,, joined, up. .... Rev. C. ^Whhehouse, Lone Rock, newly 1 gd'-jffoy Scout leader for Kos^--. ' cbiinty,., :SuccesS, Brother | fT'JflttiteRouse,''-you are a good " gout. , , . Reid Brothers, farmers St from Algona, with lowealth |6. 10 Corn variety hit 104.2 shels per acre corn yield. Iowa Ste 10 Acre Corn project spon- ed by Algona Chamber of rierce and Kossuth County Bureau. . . . Sgt. Irvin H. bapman, LuVerhe, World War veteran and popular American ,, Legionaire now In Pacific war itfea after special training in :i U. S. camps. . . . "Youth Center" fffbr high school studerits of Al; «)na school is to be established ton. ... General Eisenhower's |lfe claims ''Ike doesn't drop, any " "ties on the rugs, always hangs his uniform and puts things neatly and, more impor- doesn't have to be told." > Titorika Lions Club has an- pheasant dinner oh Monday Levelling.' j. L.; Millei;- 6f Burt | special • guest. That feed sounds fgood. . . . HOME ON FURLOUGH —-At WS&leyV'Cpl. Julius" ••• Moh- n,r.fiorn Camp Polk, 1 La,; ,,At it/rmue, Francis Murphy from j Peai&*Harb.or; At Algona, Fai'is army flying; instructor, llrom.*Co1eman, Ttex.; Lt. Leighton |Misbach • from Goldsboro, N. C.; Tech. Sgt, James L. Green, from leCamp Claibprne, La.; Eugene L. siCotweli from New Port, R. \I.; |At Bancroft, <Pvt. Donald Hell|man from Camp Roberts, Calif.; |J»vt.' Raymond Nemmers, from I Camp Dodge, Iowa; Cpl. John iMehke, from Camp Rucker, Ala.; |At Burt, Lt. Ralph Bristow, 5 iyears With Marine Corps. . . . iThe American Red Cross has al« I ready shippe"d on -behalf of the iqrmy and ] the navy and the President's Relief .Fund 10,000 special Christmas parcels so that fevery American., prisoner of war and .civilian .internee in Europe should receive one. It is not therefore' necessary for .prisoners' relatives to order individual parcels. '•'•'. MRS. MARY BEARD, ONE OF PIONEERS, .DIES IN MISSOURI Came Here With Parents In Established 1865 ALQONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1943 Eight Pages VOL. 72— NO, 4& DETENTION CAMP NOW TAKING SHAPE Jas. E. Mahoney Now Petty Officer Rating Aviation Radioman James E. Mahoney, Navy Ayia- ion Radioman, third class, h-e- urned home last Monday on ;de- ayed orders to spend three days with his parents, Mr. and Mr* ohn Mahoney, and brothers and isters. "Jim" was enroute from Memphis, Tenn., to Point Huen- me, 'Calif., for further transfor 'eyond the continental limits of he United States'in transport uty. Before this .transfer he re- jorted at Memphis for enrollment n an intensive sixteen-weeks burse of specialized studies. iVith successful completion he was promoted to a petty officer ating of aviation radioman, third lass. In his capacity as a stu- .erit, Jim was appointed section eader and was entrusted with fie supervision of some thirty- Ive of his mates at Memphis. He raduated from radio, school Oct. 6th. He had previously spent Wo months of bfcot training at he Great Lakes Naval Center at real Lakes, 111. years old. Jim is nineteen Husband of 'Phone Operator Dies In ^KssioiiriC! Tune; Here 25 Years. Word' has: been -, received .here of the death of Mrs: Mary S. Beard, daughter of , Algona pioneers, and herself' a long time Algona resident. Mrs. Beard, who would have celebrated her 91st birthday next spring died as the result of burns suffered at her home hi Dee'pwater, Mo. Her clothing became ignited from' a .heating stove, and, unable to extinguish the flames, she ran to the door and called for help. A neighbor came to her, aid. She was removed to a hospital -at Clinton, Mo., where she died the following morning at 5:45, Oct. 26. Her son, Louis G. Jones, with whom she. lived, was at the post office at the time of the accident. . Came Here In 1868 Mrs. Beard was born in Germany, April 15, 1853, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Thiele. She came to America when five to Algona about ten 'W f firs. Robert J. Chapin, who had oeen employed as a telephone operator here, since the first of August, is now in Sheldon where memorial services were held Sunday for her husband who was killed on Oct. 29 in New Guinea. He was a lieutenant in the army air corps and was pilot of a bomber. Mrs. Chapin's plans for the future are indefinite', as yet. BRYANT SIXTH GRADERS PRESENT MILK PRODUCERS OFCOUNTKET SUBSIDY CHECKS Dairy Feed Program to Maintain or Increase Milk Production; 3500 Dairymen In Kossuth. About 3500 of the farmers m Kossuth county are expected to receive subsidy payments under the government's new dairy feed program for October, November and December, Robert M. Loss, Kossuth AAA and USDA war board chairman, announced yesterday. The board met with the creamery representatives of the county in Algona Friday night, at the AAA office. At this meet-mg it was arranged for the creameries'to submit to the AAA 'office" the pounds of butterfat or whole milk .delivered by the producers during,-,the month of October. From this report the AAA makes out an application for the payment and this is mailed to the producer for his O.K. and signature. Then, when returned to the AAA office a check is mailed to the dairyman. Cream Stations In the case of cream stations I When the detention camp be- ^if/r he C ° Un \ y where Producers ing built two miles west of here, sell cream only, it will be necessary for the producer to se- Cut Courtesy Des Moines Register cure his records and bring them to the AAA office. There were no produce stations represented at the Friday night meeting, hence no arrangements could be made to have stations submit records as do the creameries. Important Program The purpose of the program is to maintain or increase milk production. "The importance cf boosting the production of dairy products cannot be overemphasized", Mr. Loss sa\A. "By this time all of us should know how jaaly milk'and buuer are needed for our millions of men in the service as well as for the population at home/' is completed it will house 3,000 prisoners of war and a military police complement of 500 men and officers. There Will be 178 frame buildings erected and. it will have a modern distributing power, water and light plant and sewage disposal system. Algona will furnish water and light but they will be distributed from and by the camp plants. ' Started September 28 Construction at the camp started September 28 and the contract calls for completion before January .1st. It hardly seems possible that this can be done. An was prominent this week when Sunday and Monday permitted no example of work delay activities out there weather conditions. , interior work can be accomplish' .because of True, much, ed within' the and completed already erected buildings in the years later. She was married to -^ Jones in January, 1871, and he preceded her in death, in December, 1880. The children of this marriage all survive. They are F. W, Jones of. Olympia.v Wash., Mrs. Chris Rasmussen of ••Comfrey Minn,; Mrs. Ada Straw and Louis G. Jones of Deepwater, In 1885 she married Alfred Beard; who died ,.in 1905; I Two sons, Leo and Carl Beard of f Deepwater survive, a, son!and a f daughter having died in chlld^ hood. :,',;• Relatives In Algona As a young woman, Mrs. Beard lived many years in-Missouri. After the death of Mr: Beard she moved to a farm in NOrth Dakota where she remained until her return • tp. Algona more than twen-*- ;ty-five years ago.' Five, years ago, at the age of 85j she and her eon • Louis returned 1 to • Deepwater v to be near the other children. She still kept hei* own house, did her own canning and The elementary P.T.A, mot Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 in the Bryant school building auditorium. The committee on,. the recent hot lunch tag sale reported that SFJ{ VICE WOMEN TO COLLECT OLD COSTUME JEWELRY The Service Women of America of which Mrs. D. D. Monlux is district president, is sponsoring a drive for the collection of discarded costume jewelry or any other costume jewelry that people care to donate for the cause. The collection-will be turned over to national headquarters for division 1 Wednesday, Nov. 10. The an- between the Navy personnel and nouncement stated that the cou- the Seabees who use the jewelry Pl° will be at home after Nov. 20 '" U1 "— ' ' • - at Corwith. Mr. Clapsaddle, who is a well known Corwith man ran for county supervisor from the first district last election, but way of electric, water and heat units installation. But outside work will be out of the question many days the coming two months. Northern Iowa weather will prove that. And it must be remembered that not half of the buildings have even been started. The help situation is proving a headache to the contractors as well. Many of the carpenters and laborers pulled up stakes the first of the week because they were unable to work Sunday and Monday. And while the closed shop conditions out there have been pretty well ironed out, the influx of needed mechanics and laborers has not increased to the necessary extent. Many Buildings The prisoner compounds, and there are three of them, will have 60 barracks, there will be 12 mess halls, 12 laboratories and 12 company" storehouses, and , the administration 'buildings, 'a';.prisoner' 1 ' stockade with four com- pounds, eight guard towers, a tool house and a visitors' building. In the prisoner battalion area there three administration buildings, three post exchanges, three infirmaries, three recrea- and three shop garrison officers tion buildings buildings. The and enlisted men's quarters will have five officer quarters buildings, including a medical building, nurses' quarters, officers' and nurses' mess, an officers' lavatory, and an officer and nurse club. The enlisted garrison will have 10 barracks, each accommodating 50 men, a medical detail building, four mess halls, four company administration and store house buildings, and four lavatories. : General Headquarters General headquarters will consist of one administration, building, a station „• quagtijmaster's -ofc. fic'e, post exchange, ''.'•- recreatfon- building, guard house, fire sta- HEMP CROP IS NOT LOST BECAUSE OF WINTER APPROACH Though Covered With Snow, Hemp Will Be Ready For Shocking As Soon As Show Leaves In Spring. "Although pur greatest interest at present is with the. hemp- growers in pur immediate area, we still feel it par.t of our duty to enlighten the/public on some of the problems with which we are confronted''^ said Manager Jfi. S. Kinsey today. . . "As in any new adventure, you will have noted there has always been a critical period that looke'd very dark for the future, and the hemp program is no exception, for right now the program and the entire industry is at the most critical period! and a lot of public spirit is needed".' - .. Hemp^ Growers Enlistees "Let us" 'compare the hemp» growers in Kossuth courity, who- enlisted as an prmy to supply- hemp fibre, , ; with the soldiers,, sailors and marines. Our' fight- tion, three Warehouses, cold stor- ing forces are/out there fighting- age building, infirmary and five *- ""'- "-'- — J "" " shop .and utility buildings. There also will be a stable for 30 animals, blacksmith shop, hay shed and veterinary dispensary. The hospital unit will include a 151-bed hospital constructed to permit easy addition for 184-bed capacity. There ward • buildings, will an be three infirmary, dental clinic, patients' mess and store house. A Big Job The immensity of the job in building and completing this detention camp may be realized when one thinks of this, that within a space Of. some 200 acres a city will be built, complete in living details, housing a population equal to that of Sheldon with 3700 population and exceeding' that of Emmetsburg with a population ,of 3400<, or of Clear con tract" '-ca within two months. 'completion ' ' Frank Clapsaddle, Gorwith, Wed In Des Moines Recently Tom Steven recently receiver an announcement from his brother-in-law, Frank K. Clapsaddle telling of his marriage to Clara M. Patterson in- Des Moines on $461.89 had ^been (.received through the sales efforts. Rev. Eugene Nelson gave a talk on "Thanksgiving Customs in Other Lands." Mrs. _R, L. Reid .read a poem written by Mrs. J. F. Overmeyer concerning the, hot lunch project and then presented Miss Antoinette ' Bonnstetter, school nurse, with a check for $438.39 to ect. applied on,the hot lunch proj- Sixth Graders Perform "Time For Elizabeth" was the title of a play presented by members of the si*th grade at the Bryant school, much to the enjoyment of the P.T.A, group. The cast of characters consisted of Jean Bemish, librarian; Claudia Pollard, Elizabeth; Ted Hutchison, clock; Marlene GillesplC', to hire native help and gain favors from the natives in some of the outlying war areas. It is understood that a native has been known to work as much as twelve days for a string of beads. In another case a navy boy's life was saved because he had a piece of costume jewelry that appealed to the natives who took care of him and helped him get back to his group. Mrs. Pitcher Chairman Mrs. .Doris Long Pitcher has been named • chairman of the drive and is being assisted by the was defeated by the incumbent John Fra'spr V following Sigma Phi organizations: Beta sorority, Syncopation quilting and other She was a member much fine needlework, of ths Algona Methodist churcn. Her youngest sister, Mrs. D. J, Mitchell, preceded her in death on JPebicuery 2, 1943. One other slst^,.,Mr8, NsimiB Setchell survives, as do several otter reia* tivej ip By Runchey Hft Trantport att called his Bunphey; j HUWfcfc* h <$ tor-» globe; Garry McDonald, history book; Delores Peterson, fiction; Jerry Dutton, encyclopedia; Howard Sewigk, Scotch tape. Singing books were represented by Janet Reding, Heverty Harvey, Mell Peterson,, Jack Allen, Bonnie SteiJ, Marilyn Price, Marilyn Miller, Paul Lindholm, Tommy went after their nnm WJ^Ff V^W to Is , „ ,. , is now, a -travels'in «| the southeastern He was try»n0 to raable jjlnj to pf his teyritcoy when pen^, Mrs, Runchey Barker and Billy Clawson. Stage and properties were in charge of Earl Bowuian, Robert Thompson, Bobby McDaniel, Charles Johnson, Barbara Ludwig, LaDonnn McDanel, Beverly Caughney, Ja» net Reding; Ruby Wiens, Irene Fraser. In charge of the curtain were Tommy Parker and Billy Clawson. Directors 0 * the play were Mrs, Chas. Berfnger and Miss Woodke while Miss Van Arso>le had charge of the music. State* Cafe Opened club, Okiciapia and Otyokwa campfires, Bel Canto club, D. A. R. and other groups or persons caring to cooperate. Collections of the jewelry are to be completed by Thanksgiving Day. Persons having costume jewelry to contribute are asked to take it to the Red Cross knitting rooms over the Iowa State Bank any afternoon, Monday through Friday, or it can be left upstairs at the Legion hall on Friday afternoons. t*-. • .j»w/.SteW« Monday in the Heiss ? where ft war loflmeri bjr Fjoyd fi$rct, who some mpn,ths been opera,, r government cafe to Mesa, Ariz Pierce an4 hjt back to Algofld B,bo«t ago to make arrang opening up again. flM* Of ft S fo'r in- fa) work on the prison camp the matter of everybody's be$g served in a limited $Sj»e was, bej ' ' awe or less of a the wv ' Bill Ludwig Starts Whiatle, Cuts Thumb when the first winter blizzard of- the season struck Algona Monday morning the fire whistle 1 was put out of commission by the wintry blasts and refused to function at 7 o'clock. That, perhaps, accounts for many of the main drag business men being late at the office that morning. It was up to Bill Ludwig, city employe in the power house, to take a slant at the whistle and to provide its normal 'functions the rjght-of-rway before the noon hour. This he did but in the OPT oration the jnany bteded cylinder which drags out the ear-splitting moans, sighs, screeche/s, an.d whjat iX?,"'- 1 , 00 * 8ta * 0st * h 8 BUi's, rjghj "Bipce/beea s-: to- the d umb dressings, Local Rationing Board Bill Finn, Algona, Has Fighting Cousin Bill Finn, of the Algona Bakery, has a real fighting cousin, Lieut. Howard J. Finn, a Marine flier in the South Pacific area. According to a picture and news story in the Sunday Register the lieutenant is a member of an air squadron which has accounted for 68 enemy planes during the past year, one of the outstanding records of the Marine airmen. "Mickey", as he is known by his fellow fliers, has arrived in the states and expects to .visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Finn, farmers near Belmond, and it is possible that he may call here for a visit with his brother, Bill. MAYOR KOHLHAAS HOLDS COURT ON SUNDAY MORNING Maybe it is that Mayor Frank Kohlhaas believes in the old saw, "The better the day the better the deed" when he holds court on Sunday, or it may be that it is the better day to dispose of cases of intoxication from Saturday night rather than have the jail filled with prisoners over the entire week end. At any rate the mayor opened court last Sunday forenoon and disposed of three cases. Is Algona Dry? Notwithstanding the near drying up of Algona several- days last >week several men somehow took on too much. Russell Sharp, Algona, on Saturday afternoon talked noisily and too much was picked up by the police, charged with disturbing the peace and inciting, to disturbances. He was brought before the mayor Sunday morning and given thirty days in .jail at hard labor. Eldridge A. Nelson was also picked up Saturday night and charged with intoxication and the mayor landed him a $5 and costs fine Sunday morning. When John D. Sniek took on too much of the Cheering cup Saturday night he vas also picked up by police and he mayor on Sunday morning ttached a o him. fine of $5 and costs "Richest Man In the World" Buys U. S. War Stamps '"Mother, look, I'm the richest man in -the world", so ex'- claimed nine year old Billy Elbert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Elbert, as he pulled a sack of money out from his overall bib for his mother to see. The sack, a night deposit bag from the Iowa State" Bank, revealed a large sum of money, which Billy had picked up in the street as he was riding along on his bicycle. The bag also contained a check made out to Mrs. Katherine. Voigt, who is operating the Voigt Cafe on East State street no>v that her husband is in the service. Billy's father went with him to the bank where they turned it in and learned that it belonged to Mrs. Voigt. She rewarded Billy with a $5 bill which he immediately took to the liquor store and bought $5 in war savings stamps. IOOF to Meet Friday A special meeting of the I. O. O. F. lodge will be held Friday. November 12th, at 8:30 p. m., to Consider the Grand Master's pro;ram for the coming- year. All members are asked to attend this meeting. One Pile of Lumber at Camp H** Cfork According to If. V, civil service board secretary, there will be a clerk vacancy with the local rationing board. The, JJ. g. ' Service CosunisstPa, hat application forms §4 Pwjrjesy es Mains* Register h>re is only one Pj many USDA WAR BOARD PICKS GROUP FOR TRANSPORTATION To Serve As Advisory Committee For Live Stock Transportation Problems In Mason City Area. With a bumper pig crop to be moved to,, market before February, common carrier live stock trucks have decreased 17.5 por cent in number in Iowa since 1941, .according to John H. Gillespie, district administrator for ';he office of defense transporta- ;ion. He said "With the big increase in production it is obvious that the job of getting hogs to narket will not be a simple one. It is a task that will require careful planning throughout the state <md the utmost--utilization of ev- ~ry available truck." Local Transportation Group For that-reason the state has )een divided into areas and Kossuth is a part of the Mason City area. And the Kossuth County jive Stock. Industry Transporta- ion Advisory Committee has >een appointed by the USDA war oard to help iron out these ransportation problems. Accord- ng to Robert M. Loss, USDA hairman, the committee was ap- ointed at a session of the war oard Monday evening and is as ollows; Henry P. Eischeid, live took 'producer; Adelbert H. Hemie) Fischer, trucker and 3jck Sbrensen, processor, all of Vlgona. and,. W. E. Quinn, live stock dealer, Bancroft. to win this war and the hemp growers enlisted to assist these boys and so far they have all' done a marvelous job 'and they will continue to complete the- task. • • ;. . •.<•;• •"••;A Blow By Nature r 'It is a known fact that unusual weather conditions have this ; year been unfavorable to the growing and retting season of hemp in the Kossuth area as well, as .many other areas ,' which 5 have • i been , established. The latest blow from nature is that most of the' hemp now lays out under a blanket of snow in most ,of the 42 h.ernp mills areas in the United Qtates~ However that/^does not mean that the hemp is lost ' even ,.if hemp remains under snow all winter. It may be that binding ', of the hemp will be .& .harder tak than had We been' 'able .bind ifbelare Jhe~srw^Jbiffi.4 we have a report from the 4 Atlas Hemp Mills at Juneau, Wis.", that' some of the best fibre that was ever processed 'Was from hemp that stayed out last wintef and picked up this/spring. Since this present snow we have not h'eard from a single hemp grower, in- writing or in person that is, doing any worrying about his hehip crop, for each grower. was'>iiir formed by a letter Of Oct. 29 as to what may be expected and nothing was withheld. The Other Fellow Worries "The only worrying that we hear is being done by those persons who, did not grow hemp and for some, reason do not want to see the production of hemp fibre be a success: Why? We ; can't understand. , "The hemp crop is by no means lost in its present condition under the snOw, and 'there is the possibility that the moisture from the .' snow will produce a ret 'that is, very desirable, even if the Jcrop- : would have .to remain put 'until spring. No further; turning will be required, so- as soon as conditions are favorable, the- hemp will be bound and put 'in' shocks until delivery. • f "Please, Mr> and ''Mrs. Public Sentiment, be with us a little longer until we. have had a chance to prove that hemp -can be raised successfully 'in Kossuth county and at a very** hand' some profit," sey. concluded; 't&f. Kin- SCOUTS AND CUBS IN CIRCUS AT HIGH SCHOOL FRIDAY G. L COOPER DIED IN HOSPITAL HERE TUESDAY, NOVJ Following a which became shorf illnesr and" serious Monday' .^ trpops and cub pa<iks ha,ve put in final touches on their preparations for the first Kos5qtJ>. Distript Boy ScouWub circus, which, is to be held at the Algona- Hfch school, Nov, ,. P. wj..3 1 icke$ sales are pjfogres, sing f sattstoctorUy and -inuch by SJjflgl noon when he was removed to- the Kossuth hospital, p. t'. Cooper, -former resident' here, but more recently of,- Humboldt, pass-, ed away Tuesday afternoon/He suffered fronVftn 1 infection of fte gall bladder, Funeral services will be held from the Merrit F«. neral Home ™- !J — -** ' 1:30 with b ville cemetery.'' , Wife an*,Family Deceased ~*~"—'' '"^~~^~ dan, Ipwa, _, there, throw* .„„„ .,_. hood. In }90T he" Carried Weath«a?wwf, s t - ' Gerald H. Steuwy Pilot ca, Second |o wor4 trim Aiy Field, tenjaj the widow,. &y * -.JwT flvf. . J p; had been tlqn^i^,

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