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   Akron Register Tribune (Newspaper) - July 20, 1944, Akron, Iowa                                VOLUME 57 JULY 1944 NUMBER 50 BYRON ALLEN KILLED AIR ACTION OVER ENGLAND Mother Receives Telegram From Secretary Of Confirming Death On July 5 The entire community grieved and saddened by the shocking news that came to and Ernest of this Tuesday afteT rioon of the death of their Byron while serving as an aerial gunner and combat photogra with the Ninth Air Force in the European war The sad news came in the shape of a telegram from the War Department at Wash directed to his which read as follows July Emma Allen Tho Secretary of War desires me to eSfpress his deep regret that your Private Byron was killed in action on five July in Let ter The Adjutant and Allen have the deep and profound sympathy of the com munity in the great sorrow that has coine to them in the loss of their He was one of Akrons finest young During his youth he was a reg ular attendant at the Baptist cliurcli and Sunday and he completed the course in the Akron public school graduating with the Class of 1942 Of upright studiou and sincere of he had made a success of all his efforts in the brief span of life allotted to He en listed in the service of his country in an interesting and import ant aerial anc he was making good at that when so suddenly called upon to make the su preme sacrifice for his country and in the great allied His deathwili add another gold star to the list on AkronsJHonor A little later on this community will honor Byron Allen at a memorial service to be held in the Baptist In last Sundays Sioux City Jour nal appeared the following fine write up of Byron sent from the Bomber Base at which he was stationed in which gives an idea of his services and activities since he entered the Army Air Forces PVT BYRON ALLEN In flying regalia and with camera Private First Class Byron son of and Ernest of Ak awaits the takeoff time at an A20 Havoc base of the Ninth air force in the European theater of A Ninth Air Force Bomber Qualified as an aerial gunner and a combat Private First Class Byron son of and Ernest of now serving with a camera unit in the European theater of Allen has several trips on oporatiqnal missions in sup port ofallied troops on the western As a combat photographer at tached to Ninth air force A20 Havoe light bombardment group at this Allen swings his camera into position as the bombs are re leased and then takes pictures of the damage in the target His cam when he contains proof of the or of a bomb ing He is a member of a crew of five aerial photographers at this His commanding officer is Second George of A graduate of the pub Private Allen entered the States Army Air Forces on November at tended photography at Lowry and was1 then assigned to the first motion picture unit of the army jmforce3at In the fall of 1943 he arrived in the European theater of where he served with a troop carrying glider Prior to his army Private Allen had worked as a motion picture projectionist and also had completed training which qualified him as an air plane He has flown since he was 12 years of has made a total of five parachute In ad Private Allen has taken his plane on photographic expeditions to the Aleutian Guatemala and Now assigned to the first complete American A20 Havoc group to be come in this Pri vate Allen has aided in the comple tion of an which was recently sent to for final cutting and editing before its release to the theaters of the The newsreel covers every phase of a mission and features outstanding shots of Ar20s bombing targets in France and Other members of Allens in addition to are Staff Sergeant Bovina Staff Sergeant Lane and Sergeant Rob ert of iOkjrpT PORTERS 4H If8 met at the home of Jo July The meet to order by the presi bakes sale proceeds Were CVo the from the Jf were selected to demon strate for next The meeting adjourned after a Delicious lunqh was Next will be held at the home Yernis Andre July A BORN A and Levi Sioux at Jotf ephs Hospital July A to and Simon July A to Han of at Akion July A to and Nor of July V A and Delphis south of July v AKRON FARMER IS APPOINTED ON FSA COMMITTEE To Serve In Plymouth County For Three Year Term Beginning July 1 Appointment has been made by Secretary of Agriculture Claude Wickard of Bernard of as a Plymouth Security Administration committee man to serve for three years begin ning July McMahon re places Henry also of Ak whose three year appointment has Serving with McMahon for the next twelve months will be Weidauer and Frank both of members whoso terms will continue through tho next McMahon is owneroperator of a a leader in his has been employed on the staff of a large newspaper in and has work ed as shipping clerk for one of the largest mail order houses in the Unit ed Tho FSA county committee ap oroves all applicants for Farm Scciu1 helps FSA families plan farm and home operations for naximum and advises ihe county FSA supervisor On agri cultural problems in the county and ways FSA can help the This federal agency provides two ypes of supervised credit for eligi jle The first is a rehabilita ion loan to lowproducing farmers requiring credit to increase the pro ductivity of their familytype The second provides low ntorest loans for purchase of desir ible farms by tenant Both of loans include advisory ser vices by the county FSA supervisors and the three county Farm Security has extended super arm or onefourth of the total farm population of Plymouth county in the past eight using approximately This money s now being paid back to the Treas iry of the United States at the rate fabout per year in interest jnd This program of holp ng the family size farmer to help nmself has not cost the taxpayers u cent of but has produced a argc amount of educated child established small farmers and made them splendid members of their Work of the county committee has een a mnjor factor in the success of the FSA program in Plymouth and the committee willcon inue to give assistance to all future TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH Pastor Sunday school at 10 Divine worship service at 11 There will be no Sunday school or divine service on July Tha pastor will be at hat Sunday for a Mission Righteousness exalteth a nation rat sin is a reproach to any The Lord expects you in your place unday We welcome you to worship with CHATS WORTH Pastor Sunday School at Divine Service at There will be no Sunday school or ivine service on July he pastorwill be in or a Mission We welcome you to worship with MMANUEL CHURCH Sunday school at 10 m Preaching service at 11 by tudent from Confirmation class at 2 Ladies Aid will meet in the church jasement on July Harry Johnson and Frank ohnson UNION CREEK CHURCH Sunday school at 10 Divine services at 11 LESLIE PLEASANT HILL CHURCH Sunday school at Evening services at o ADAVILLE CHURCH Sunday school at 10 Christian Preaching 8 Fresh Typewriter Rib different makes of or sale at RegisterTribune TALKIE CHATTER Norka Theatre Features For The Coming Week Coming to the Norka Theatre as entertainment during the coming week will be a LaurelHiirdy coinedy a south sea an Andy Hardy comedydrama and a mystery On Friday andSaturday July 21 and therfe will be the usual double feature 1 is a one of the best Laurel and Hardy pic tures to Lauiel two man jitterbug are strand ed on the desert wfien their roadster runs out of Theyre rescued by a young i At a Carnival in the next the young man meets a young lady who seeks their help in jetting back some money swindled from their TJie four of them set out to find the and all ends happily when thfl money is found and the boy and girl find each Legitimate jitterbug music is present ed in tliis vVivinn singing a few especially for the showls great Cor her personality Ydbrnos over very big and her contralto singing voice is quite effective in putting over the 2 featjiro is a TwoMan with Tom Sfeal and Ann On an island in tlie South Pacific are medical re search workers busytproducing tho magic A young lady arrives one day to replace one of tho things begin to hap so he doesnt Then this man and young lady discover a spy the grounds and a Japan ese anchoring at the wa ers By torture these enemies get the formula fronvthe doctor in but they dont got for ic sacrifices his life by blowing up their ship with oil Coming to on Sun day and Monday July 23 ind will be anptlie of the popu ar Mickey a com Hardys Blonde Fay Hol Sara Herbert Keye AiKeTLee aWliniF la Linden also appearing in the n his way to Andy discovers hat the college is going to take co ids for the first and gets mixed up with a pair of blonde and at by trying to get them out of a gets into a mess of trou When the who is a friend f his sends for the is straightened out and 4iidy ends up by giving all his atten ion to another Coming like i flash of the Wild two ilonde cuties who shape up Andys londo take much of the cen er of the a feat not easily ac somplished against such artists as ap ear in the Worked into the icture thegirls are al ernately and A muiider is on the bill for Wednesday July Ber nuda with Preston Foster and Ann Rutherford in the leading Six of the last war to meet annually celebrate heir As a sporting ges ure in Bermuda one year they each place in with the stip ulation that the money be invested and after ten years divided he surviving Shortly be ore the date for after another mysteriously A relative f the first victim sets a private de ective on the The detective nds the murderer and also LOCAL NEWS NOTES iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiijiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Miss Anna Bohnenkamp left Sat irday for a visit in Robert Enockson left yester ay for a visit with her husband at amp Baker returned Tuesday from where he submitted o an operation at a Don from Camp came Tuesday for visit in the home of Florence Howard of Foster has been spending a fur ough with his and northwest and among Two Akron young Robert Pol pck and Mae recently in iucted into the are stationed at he at he former at Camp Waldron and the atter at Camp Clair McCorkell went to Des Moines Monday to attend a three days ses ion of the state rural mail carriers association as a delegate from the lymouth county Corkell is secretarytreasurer of he Eighth Iowa PLYMOUTH COUNTY STILL LAGGING ON FIFTH LOAN QUOTA Chairman Duckett Urges People To Invest Surplus Funds To Meet Shortage There is no excuse for the showing to dote made the people of Plym outh in their purchase Toral county wai board Duckett pointed out that des pite the Fifth War Loan the banks of the county had shown an increase in according to recent and urged the peo ple of the county to go to the banks ind immediately place their orders for We definitely have the money in nir county with which to make our for the Fifth War Loan eoin Duckutt Our showing on Series E bonds is defi nitely but wo have until about July 25 to redeem If by that the people of the county will buy their share of tho county we cnu be among the counties in Iowa with a good record we will be proud to tell our fighting sons If we do not make this we will certainly not want the news to reach these With money in the we are certainly not doing our part unless wo immediately buy those extra Much of this money is doing no one nny It is earning the deposit ors very little compared to the earn ings offered through war Today I want to appeal to every individual to buy his full share of the county Your full share of the quota is every dollar into war bonds not necessary to your business and Banks of the county are coop in the campaign Duckett and they are just Jis leaflets that the county meet its Fifth War Bond Visit your bank or the postoflice this and buy all the bonds you Lets not have a single blot against the record of our county for the entire period of this Re member approximately 5 of the E bond quota for the State of has bought and credited to the coun ies by the fighting and other men of the armed We should not have to de fend upon them for a single dollar in lonnoction with reaching our tint unless our people come through on this it will mean that we are asking those fighting men to fight our war and finance The game the Akron baseball team had with the Air Base team at Sioux Falls last Sunday was as also is the one booked with the colored team from Sioux Falls to have been played here next So no iuuie has been secured by Akron for ihe coming but efforts are be ng made to book one METHODIST CHURCH NOTES It is nice to remember sometimes that The Measure of Ability is th measure of When you get so busy that yoi hardly know what to do next an wonder if you have the strength to do the next remember that Lifes heaviest burden is to have nothing a all to Sunday school will raeei next week as usual at 10 with preaching at Your pastor will bo home Saturday afternoon and will be ready for the Sunday services nexl Ladies Aid will be held in the par ors of the church July with Earl Westadt and Mrs Harold Adams We will have eleven young people n our group at Methoji Camp at the VTothodist Cnmp near Spirit six girls and five Harley Small will assist Howe as adult lelpers at the It is a poor religion that is never strong unless its owner is True Christians live in a Kingdom hat is moving on toward in time of war is well as in time ot even though not be mov ng quite so ALBERT BIG BAPTIST CHURCH The meeting of the Missionary So 3iety scheduled for Thursday of this veek has been postponed until next July at July The nonthly program and social of the foung Miss Leona Pearson vill be the July rayer Morning Sunday i 00 Closing program of the Daily Vacation Bible All are July Mid voek You will always find a warm wel orae in the white church on the linillllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllM LOCAL NEWS NOTES The weather has been ideal for all purposes this more like June lian The days have been mod erately warm and pleasant and the lights quite It has been great weather for the grain which There was a nice rain Sunday evening and a light shower ast Corn is making wonder ful strides of Los and her of Kings were calling on oldtime neighbors and friends here last Fri Haucks the late and were early lay residents of She will go rom Kingsley to Chicago to visit her Her sonsf Richard and all live in FIRST CHURCH OP CHRIST Sunday Bible school at Preaching at 11 NOTICE TO TRUCKERS AND PICKUP OWNERS The District Office of the OPA authoried the Akron office to give out each quarters allotment of gasfor trucks and pickups for this Each owner of truck or pickup must present ODT certificate for each vehicle at this These certificates will be mailed to Le Mars from this office and the gas coupons will be mailed to each per AKRON RATIONING Fred of was ailing on friends and former neigh here John Erickson left Monday for visit with his and her at Darrell Bohlken arrived Monday or a visit the home of his and Dick He is inployed in the shipyards at Long Richard arrived yester ay from Great Lukes Naval Train rig to spend a leave vith his wife and other relatives and having completed his boot raining Donald son of and Emil west of re urned Tuesday from whore he took the physical ex mination for entrance in the Merchant Marine as a midshipman of Kansas is visiting this week in the orne of his soninlaw and end Clarence west of and with friends rewittj a former pastor of the local Soptist is now employed in lie parole office in Kansas Donald Lucken left Tues ay evening for Snn o visit her Miss Mnrjorie Roh and also at hero she will visit and Cenneth Fox and remain with them hile her Donald Luck is stationed at Treasure off of San Kenneth Clark and Ken eth arrived home Saturday ight from Her who is serving as cook at ort Leonard near is eing transferred to San Luis Clark is visiting her Anna and Mrs Lee Peterson and nd of isited several days the past week vith her Elmer outheast of and among other friends and former neigh ors who graduated re cently with high honors from Dakota Wesleyan will enter the army service next The Akron school board has recent ly elected instructors to fill part of the vacancies in the local teaching of has been secured to servo as boys coach Carl of as Mathematics and Science in structor in High and Miss Juliamae of as grade The latter is a of Miss Anna Man Home Economics instructor in our SON OF FORMER AKRON RESIDENT KILLED IN ACTION John Forrest Elk Over Holland Father Is Joe Fleege The following article referring to he death of the son of Joe a former well known Akron in Air service over ap sonred in last weeks Elk Point dour erLoader and evokes sympathy from bereaved fathers many friends in his vicinity Joe of this received a etter this week from the Adjutant Generals office at stating that information had been sent them from the International Red Jross relative to his John The message from the Red oss informed the Adjutant General hat Fleege was killed in action n Holland and tluit his body was re coverbdosi April Fletgc was a waist gunner on i bomber which had flown over enemy crritory in Holland on the 12th of The bomber was hit by anti guns and he and another gun thinking the plane was jaled Although the iomber was flown back to its base in England Members of the crew aw the two chutes open and were of ho opinion that Fleege and his ompaiiion landed in Holland low the two soldiers came to their death no doubt will never be Fleege was 22 years of age and nlisted in the air corps in Septem After an intensive train ng in many bases in parts f this he was sent overseas he latter part of surviving are the of 31k andtwo Mar in of Sioux City and of WASTE PAPER SALVAGE State of Executive Des The production of war naterials and the supplying of our rated forces makes an increasingly arge demand on our supplies of pa I am unless waste aper collections increase balance of many er mills will have to close the effort endangered and paper al ocation for civilian uses curtailed ven more and It is not only the patri lic duty but exceedingly urgent that very citizen make the collection of aper a prime war contribution for ho next 90 days I have designated lie months of August Sep ember as the period for an intensive e paper salvage I ask 11 citizens of the State of Iowa to ut forth special effort and givo co peration to the fullest extent to the ocal salvage committees for waste aper I further ask that iiis effort not be confined to this des gnated period but that it con inun for the duration of the Witness I have here nto set roy hand at Des this 19th day of BOURKE B Governor of AKRON WILL HOLD STOCK SHOW 15 Commercial Club Is Sponsoring Event Also Sports Program Feature At the last meeting of the Akron Commercial club it was decided to sponsor Livestock Show here August and to award prizes for tho best entries of baby poultry and 4H club There will be no carnival or street at but after the judging of the various entries and at the city machine there will be a pro gram of athletic events at Gjty consisting of a good baseball a kittenball racesand other con all People of the A krou territory are requested to plan to cojuu to Akron on August bring their picnic baskets and spend an en joyable More details of the oc casion will be given in these columns in the near The general com mittee in charge of the show is com prised of Fred Hastings and while Eugene Lias and Rossow are serving on the pub licity   

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