The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 21, 1967 · Page 27
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 27

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 21, 1967
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16-Aloona, (la.) Upper DM MeinM Tuttdoyf don smith MANY eyes were damp around here Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 15, when we learned of the death of our beloved colleague, Esther (Grace) Slgsbee, in Florida. We had all been hoping and praying for her recovery from a very severe brain hemorrhage, which she suffered in her home at Sarasota Jan. 30, but she succumbed at 1 p. m. the 15th. Lots of good things could be said about Esther, who gained much of her reputation as writer of Woman's World in the UDM - but at a time like this it's hard to praise someone as much as you should. Down through the years, Esther was a very good friend of ours. We enjoyed seeing her often when she and her family were residents of Algona- and missed her when they moved to Florida. On her last trip here during the summer of 1966, she looked wonderful and we've never seen her happier. She paid this writer a great compliment by being a regular reader of The Periscope. Esther was a hard worker — and capable at each thing she tackled. She wrote the very good script for the Centennial production here in 1954 and also had many writings published in national publications and large newspapers - a tribute to her talent with a typewriter. We know that St. Peter will appreciate having her around, because he probably needs help, too. ALMOST forgot — Our scouts tell us if you want to get the straight of it when a Clarion team is involved, forget the radio station in that North Central Conference city. The so-called play-by-play is so slanted, Clarion-wise, according to reports, and there's so much time spent by "commentators" on the aspects of wrestling and basketball that you can't even figure out what's going on. Several local fans, who listened to part of the last Algona-Clarion basketball game Feb. 11, said they were so upset they wanted to call the station, but felt they'd be wasting their money - and time I So, they did the next best thing, switched the knob on their sets to off position. BASKETBALL fans in this area have been buzzing practically all season about the powerful Garrigan High and Algona High teams — and attempting to figure out just how the two compare. The buzzing got louder after recent games by the two with Estherville, with the Bulldogs downing the Midgets, 75-58, about two weeks before the Bears lost to the same team, 73-69, in a game that ended Garrlgan's 14- game winning skein, longest in the history of the school. BELIEVE me, sports fans, the two clubs throughout the season have been on a par with one another — and both have played great games and some not so great We've seen most of the games played by each — and it's been our thinking all along that you could "pay your money and take your pick." IF — and that's a mighty big word, Garrigan gets past Humboldt and Algona past Forest City in District play, the BIG GAME between the two local schools will become a reality as they would meet Mar. 2 at 7:30. We think that such a meeting will see breaks, officiating, etc., decide the issue — the teams are that well matched. OFTEN in such a contest, players who aren't publicized as much as the big scorers and re- bounders become the stars. Could be, but we feel a hot night by Tom Claude and Craig Espe would give the Bulldogs the win, while big performances by Bill Reding and Dick Muller would turn the tide toward the Bears. However, every man suited for the game will be important - and there's this much about it- when these clubs meet (if they do), you are bound to see a top game, with two of the finest coaches in the state at the helms - Steve McCall and Howie Stephenson 1 TO keep young, associate much with young people. To get old in a hurry, try keeping up with them I WE'D like to acknowledge a couple of very nice notes from readers. A special tip of the Periscope hat goes to Mrs. Gladys Barker, Phoenix, Ariz., and Del Kern of West Union, la. Many thanks for the very kind words. SOMEBODY has probably said (or at least thought) this before- but we think with all the handouts the Federal Government has been coming up with in recent years, we should use "U. S. GIVERNMENT" when referring to all money gobbiedegook from Washington. OUR congratulations go to Delia Moxley and her Cadettes (drill team) at AHS on their selection for another appearance at the Girls' State Basketball Tournament at DesMoines March 9. The trip will be the third for the organization In five years. It's well deserved after a lot of hard work. WE'LL bet attendance at cello recitals in New York City will increase rapidly now that one female cellist appeared "with her bosom bared." However police interrupted the performance and turned away about 200 persons in the audience-then charged the cellist with indecent exposure. According to stories, she was to appear later in the recital more than topless. Maybe such performances, if cast members were shapely enough, could result in greater crowds at opera in the big city. THE old man was applying for admission to a charity institution. "What is your occupation f asked the manager of the place. "I used to be an organist," said the old man. "And why did you give it up?' "The monkey died." 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