The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 18, 1967 · Page 6
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don smith OLD buddy HarlanSteburg (one of the Spencer Steburgs) and yours truly hadn't been on one of our now well-known treks for some time (not since we almost lost Harlan on a river expedition near the local sewage treatment plant last summer), so we recently decided to do something about it - and didl HARL has always been the type that likes to lay rubber when behind the wheel of his big black sports sedan ' (with four on the floor) - and while I'm from a little (?) older vintage (back in my day, , cars didn't develop enough RPM's to lay rubber), I agreed to take him on in a real, live road race. WE hauled our sleek machines down to Joe Bradley' s place where it was possible to make sure we had the proper make and size racing tires, then selected (after a lengthy search) a nice (?) stretch of highway 44 north of Whittemore after seeking the advice of Russ Medin as to just where a good race could be held. IT was while Harl and I were flipping a coin for left and right lane that a few other sports car buffs pulled up. Then we had to make some changes in plans, for what had begun as a 2- car sprint for the roses turned into one with a dozen involved. I was Lucky Pierre in the draw for starting positions and wound up in the outside front row pole spot. We had arranged for Ralph Lindhorst to drop the starting flag, but when the field went to 12 cars, he didn't feel up to it, so a cow in a nearby field wound up as flagman . It was agreed we would take off on the third swish of her tail. WITH a large number of flys after the tail end of the cow, we hardly got a chance to hear "Gentlemen, start your engines" before the race got underway. We roared the designated 2 9/75 miles (everyone had agreed on the distance) in what seemed no time, and Paul Eigler of Fenton, who frantically pulled into the ditch when he saw the thundering cars approaching, quickly got out his Brownie 120 and snapped the photo above 1 GOOD old number 30 really percolated for me that day and taking advantage of a fine starting position, I managed to hang on and edge Steburg and the rest of the raving pilots on the course. That's Harl in number seven in the photo - and he, by the way, got a real battle for that spot from Mario Andretti in number five and Jim Clark in number six, ANDRETTI had seat belt and bunion problems, but managed to drive defensively and held the rest of the pack away from the front runners - and Steburg made a gallant try at victory, but his start from the inside pole in the sixth row proved too much of a handicap to overcome. Be- sides, a band aid on the little finger of his left hand came loose and got stuck tight to the steering wheel, providing an added thrill. HARLAN wasn't perturbed at all about losing - but it marked the first time I'd ever seen a man cry on the highway. THESE two headlines appeared side-by-side once in a newspaper: "55 Roosters Stolen at Town of Oregon Farm" and "Socialist Club to Hold a Chicken Supper". BEN Hogan, possibly the greatest golfer in history, climbs out of the mothballs about twice a year to compete in a major tournament against the hot-shots of the game. He recently competed in the Master's Tourney at Augusta - and if his putting game had been as tremendous as his other fine variety of shots, he'd have given 'em all a run for their money. From tee to green, Hogan still manages to put most of them to shame with Tuesday, April 18, 1967 Algona (la.) Upper Dei Molntt-3 accuracy and distance that aren't matched by many. Back In the days when we played lots of golf, he was our Idol - and still is. He refuses to quit the game. RAN into something among our souvenirs the other day that reminded us of the days (really nights) when we did a lot of officiating. It is a mimeographed program from a Lone Rock- Dolliver basketball doubleheader (boys and girls). The other official was Mr. Arthier from Thompson and members of the two Lone Rock squads included Janet and Judy Newbrough, Madonna and Virginia Mariow, Patti Person, Janet Krueger, Sharon Gardner, Marjorie Houck, Diane Hovey, Phyllis (^Donnell and Barbara Qvinn, girls; and Leon and Eugene Marlow, Dennis Priebe, Dennis Long, Dean and Joe Culbertson, Melvin Meyer, John Cotton, LeRoy Schrader, Ellwyn and Garryl Householder and Donald Hutchlnson, boys. We'd guess the program was from 1952-53 or so. On the back was this note - There will be a boys "B" squad game tomorrow here. Fenton "B" squad will be our guests, 10 a. m. Admission charge: 1 bar of soap. WHEN asked why the cow population was larger than the human population in his state, a Vermonter said, "we prefer 'em." 3 On Dean's List Three Kossuth students at Iowa State University were named to the Dean's List for academic achievement in the winter quarter. They w>re Mark E. Boyken, Tl- tonka; Raeann Brink, LuVerne; and William P. Rahm, Algona. LOG CABIN A 100-year-old log cabin owned by the O. L. Webers of Hancock twp., was given to the Plymouth county historical museum and last month was moved, log by log, to its new location. Logs were coded and numbered for re-assembly on the museum grounds. LAUNDRY SALE! 1967 Coronado Action Twins MATURE VERSATfl/TY, CONVEN/fNCf Bay Coronado Twins Dial Control WASHER Giant 18 lb. Tub Cold Water Washing . Two Cycles Positive Fin 3 Temperatures Dial Control DRYER Extra Large Capacity Flow Thru Drying Two Temperatures Safety Thermostat fe. 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