The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 27, 1960 · Page 7
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 7

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, September 27, 1960
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y#%&^^ 11 •; ' y. . ' v. 12th ^Annual & SUTH ND IV A L 1 GIGANTIC MORNING PARADE THROUGH DOWNTOWN ALGONA BEAUTIFUL BAND f QUEENS COLORFUL FLOATS MASSED .BAND PROGRAM HELD AT FAIRGROUNDS N THE EVENING .- :•• i"' Parade v At 11 A. M. Starts At Colby And State Streets, West 4 On State, South On Hall And East On Nebraska. ^ t Luncheon For All Band Members At! The High School Annex. Queen Candidates, Band Masters And their Wives Will Be Honored At A Luncheon At The Algona Hotel ArNoon.» - ^ r ^oeens'Wrlh B& Introduced' At ftheP'South- Entrance To >Th^ Goijfthous* At *2:30 P.M. Free Movies For Band Members At 2 P.M. And 4 P.M. Big Evening Show In Front Of The Grandstand At The Fairgrounds At 7 P.M. Band Concerts, Massed Band Numbers, Twirling Exhibitions, Marching Demonstrations. Continuous Fun For All. Crowning Of The 1961 Band Festival Queen. . FEATURING' THE FOLLOWING 25 BANDS: The Firms Listed Here Invite You To ALGONA, SATURDAY, OCT. 1, To Enjoy The 12th Annual KOJSUTH BAND FESTIVAL. ALGONA SENIOR ALGONA JUNIOR GARRIGAN BANCROFT ST. JOHN'S BOONE VALLEY BRITT BUFFALO CENTER BURT CORWITH-WESLEY SENIOR CORWITH-WESLEY JUNIOR CYLINDER ELMORE WHITTEMORE KANAWHA LAKOTA LEDYARD LuVERNE RODMAN ROLFE SENTRAL SWEA CITY TITONKA THOMPSON TWIN RIVERS WEST BEND North Iowa Appliance Center Jaco Variety Ready-Mix Concrete it Lumber Wiligen Jewelers Hood/8 Super Valu Kelley Lumber Co. Donovan Specialty Shop Smoke Shop Waldron's Cafe' Sherwin-Williams Paints Funk Plumbing & Heating Algona Plumbing & Healing Buscher Bros Implement Office 8t SphooJ •r Algona Greenhouses Modern Pry Cleaners Sharp's Jewelry Rusk Drugs-Jewelry Christensen's J. C. Penney Co. Honsbruch Drug Algona Insurance Agency Blossom Insurance Agency Home Federal Saviug» ft Loan Ass'n. Fowler's of Iowa LeijthoH-WWiami i , (The Hub Clothiers) ShUt* Brownbilt Shoe State •' Algona Dau Garage fc Body Shop Coast-to-Coast Store Gamble Store Foster Furniture Co. Irons Heating fc Plumbing L. S. Muckey Plumbing fc Heating Jack's O. K. Tire Service Kossuth Radio fc Electric Read's Furniture Struecker Conoco Service AlgoHtt Refrigeration ' Frederick Hardwire Isaacson Studio •' Beecher Lane Appliance • North Central Public Service Co. Bradley Brot. Wvm Carson's for Color ^ __ Algona Flour fc feed ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES ALOONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, WO Post Transfer. & Storage Algona Hotel Reding's Davis Paints Zender's Leah's Bakery Algona Laundry & Dry Cleaners Kent Motor Co. Kossuth Motor Cp, Universal Mfg. Co, Percival Motors Cullen Hardware Schulti Bros. Oarage & Oil Station Undg<tT Soft W ai«r of Algona Taylor Implement Co Hawkeye Bowling Lanes Viking Oil Co. Graham's Ernie Williams — John Deere North Iowa Sewing Machine Co. Kirk's Shoe Store Security Slate Bank Iowa Stale Bank Thermogas Co. Of Algona Boisford Lumber Co. Hopkins Super Service Algona Theatre Co. The Biuitrom FitntUur* Co. WHEN THE FROST IS ON THE PUMPKIN and the loaves are turning brown, Americans by the millions turn their interest to football. 'Little boys tackle each other on vacant lots; bigger boys gel into training for the school team; and still bigger boys get together for Monday morning quarterback sessions. Little girls practice baton twirling; bigger girls dream about star halfbacks, and mothers start worrying over possible broken bones 'in football playing sons. * * * ' * FOOTBALL HAS EXCITEMENT AND COLOR, but it has grown way beyond the level of an amusement or pastime. Football is big business, nationally involving millions of dollars and quite a bit oi intrigue. ' *' * * ' * THE PEOPLE WHO SAY FOOTBALL is over-emphasized are probably right, but I am not going to argue with them for. I like the game myself. But I can't help wondering how football got to be so important in the educational system. How come it wasn't baseball, hockey, tennis or golf? Or for that matter, any extra-curricular activity such as dramatics, dancing., music or debate. * *, * * ', TAKE THE DEBATE TEAM FOR EXAMPLE. They could just as well be the schbol heroes as the gridiron stars. _Instead of the locker room, we could have the library for the in-between-half pep talks. Instead of the stadium, the scene of interest would be the auditorium and the crowds could enjoy the game in comfort in all kinds of weather. On the program, after Joe Doakes, Sophomore, we'd have listed ,1. Q., 130, instead of weight, 165. . • * * IN THE NORTH CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL Conference the names of the teams would have to be changed a bit if we were emphasizing debate instead of football. The. Algona Bulldogs could be 'the Algona Bullshooters, and the Webster City Lynx, the Webster City Larynx. Other conference competition would come from the Humboldt Logicians, the Clear Lake Bryans, the Iowa Falls Fill- ibxisters and the Hampton Hams. And we wouldn't forget the Eagle Grove Patrick Henry's nor the Clarion Demoslhenesians. , * * \ * * "TALK IT UP! TALK IT UP! PROVE THAT POINT!", the cheerleaders would yell. "Algona Argues!" would be the watchword instead of "Algona Fights!" When the team scores it would be a Touche instead of a Touchdown and instead of offense and defense plays we'd have affirmatives, negatives and rebuttals. * , * * * * BETWEEN THE HALVES WE'D still hear from the school's music department, only it would be the symphony orchestra instead of the marching band. Drum majorettes and bat6n twirlers would be replaced by ballet dancers and the costumes could still -be just as whistle provoking, *, * * * TRAINING WOULD BE JUST AS tough for the debate team as it is for the football team for there's nothing like 'excercise and clean living to keep anybody in shape. But for debate, we'd have the team doing crossword puzzles instead of calisthentics and gargling instead of rubdowns. As in football, the coaches would hope for a minimum of injuries, but thefe'd always be some team members missing an important game because of sprained tonsils or an attack of laryngitis. • . * * * . * TO BE OUT FOR THE TEAM, a member would still have to keep up his grade average in phys. ed., football, and tennis,'or he wouldn't be allowed to debate. This might result in a little out-of- school tutoring if the star affirmative happened 'to have more brains between his ears than he had in his muscles. * * * * IF DEBATE WERE EMPHASIZED INSTEAD of football, we'd still have alumni trouble at the college level. They aren't going to kick in with thousands of dollars for a new auditorium, or press box if the coach isn't coming through with a winning team. If he has several bad seasons in a row, the wolves will demand he look for another'job just like they do in football. And we'd hear that the reason Iowa or Minnesota isn't doing so well this year is that they don't pay as much for their rebuttlers as do Notre Dame or Wisconsin, if the season were unusually successful, delighted fans would present the coach with a twenty-volume set of the Encylopedia, or even a Cadillac! * * * * i OF COURSE, I AM NOT advocating that football be replaced with anything. I do think that it was some quirk of fate long ago and before my time that makes us emphasize it so much today, almost to the exclusion of other activities when it is in season. * • * * * MOST OF US WILL AGREE that in the long run a young person with brains is just as valuable -as an athlete and just as likely to succeed in his, life after leaving school. The ideal situation would be for him to be talented in both departments. But if it had been debate that was chosen to be The Activity, we might have had as the subject for discussion, Resolved: the American schools should place more emphasis on football. 1 * * * * • IN CASE YOU RECOGNIZED the above column as sort of familiar. I shall confess it is a rehash of a Woman's World of 1955. I stooped to this sculldugfiery because I have a lot to do, and unless I take some shortcuts, I can't go to the next football game. With the 1960 season so interesting, I can't bear to miss that. I also Have a personal interest in two or three of the team members. Come to think of it, the same holds true for debate. * * * * THERE WAS A LETTER this week from Mrs Elwood Gleary of Corwith invited me to the Methodist ladies smorgasbord supper Oct. 5, and to go out in the kitchen and get the varied recipes straight from the gals who cook them. It sounds interesting and I shall go if I possibly can. I also have received another invitation from that area, to speak at a woman's club at Renwick Sept. 29. And Helen Comfort invited me to be her guest at hot lur/ch at the Annex, and there's the invitation from the Kossuth County Food Service Association to be on the panel at a pot-luck supper at Hurt. If I can fill all my commitments, I shall not only be busy, I shall also be full! + * * * THIS WEEK'S RECIPE IS ALSO from the 1955 column. It's from Helen Comfort for a dish from The Netherlands, Blinde Vinken or Beef Birds. 6 thin lean beefsteaks (minute or cubed steaks) >/j lb. lean pork or veal Vfe tsp. salt 6 gherkins 1/3 cup butter or drippings 1 cup water 1 tablsp. flour for thickening , Salt the beefsteaks. Cut pork in 6 strips. Lay a strip of pork on each steak and place a gherkin in the middle of each and roll up. Fasten rolls with toothpicks. Brown in butter. Add water, cover and simmer 1 hour, adding water when necessary. Thicken gravy. Yield, 6 servings. —GRACE. Dale Braynard Appointed By Insurance Firm The Farmers Elevator Mutual Insurance Company, Des Moines, Iowa, announces the appointment of Dale Braynard as Area Representative. Mr Braynard during the last few weeks has completed « training course and was awarded a certificate of qualification by the Iowa Insurance Department as qualified to handle Accident and Health Insurance. Married and the father of one child, Dale will have an office in Lu Verne and will service Humboldt and Kossuth Counties. Harvard University Library has a collection of more than six million printed volumes.

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