The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 16, 1967 · Page 11
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don smith THROUGH tiie courtesy of Mitch Taylor (and Russ Kelley of the UDM staff who stole a copy of the Farmers' Almanac from Mitch's feed store), we are now able to bring you the latest information on planting and gardening. At least it will provide a change of pace from our usual beefing about taxes. So, here goes— and remember, if the information is wrong, don't call us, we'll call youl ABOVE ground crops should be successful if you plant May 20-21-22; likewise for root crops planted May 23-2&-27-30-31 ; seed beds, ;•,:*.; 22-23; and flowers, May 20-2.1., You ought to mark May 28-29 on your calendar too, because those are days when you should try and kill plant pests - and if you live on a farm and plan to set eggs, do it anytime from now through May 30. YOU know what they say — "Give a drunk hot coffee and all you've got is a wide-awake drunk." MAJOR League baseball is once again with us (until early October when the annual World Series will wind it up), so we decided to spend 50-60 hours of research on its history, past anj3 present (we really didn't spend that much time on the study, just wanted to make everyone believe we work awful hard). ANYWAY, AbnerDoubleday invented the game in 1839 (now most of you knew that, didn't you) at Cooperstown, N. Y. The game is thought to be a descendant of cricket and rounders (not the kind you find in bars), favorite sports in England. The first all-professional team was the Cincinnati Red Stockings in 18G9 (and none of their regulars reported to any of the teams this year). CINCINNATI had quite a first year — playing 64 games without a defeat (and we thought Sandy Koufax was great). A 1-1 tie between the Brooklyn Dodgers and Boston Braves (they've moved twice since then) May 1, 1920, took 26 innings - and a scoreless tie between the Dodgers (who have moved only once) and Reds Sept. 11, 1946 was called due to darkness after 19 innings (everyone was probably pooped anyway). IF hominy grits are so great, how come they're not made in Japan? LONGEST game in time, 7 hours, 23 minutes, wound up 8-6, with the San Francisco Giants downing the Mets (who else?) May 31, 1964. And how about this for scoring punch? The Chicago Cubs scored 3 6 runs in one game in 1897 (and that's about 15 games worth for the club in recent years). GLEN Gorbaus threw a baseball 445 feet, 10 inches Aug. 1, 1957 for the longest unofficial throw (and wasn't around long after that - probably had to go in for arm surgery). IT'S tougher to get a seat in the Reds park than any other, because it holds only 29,603 — and Cleveland can get 73,881 into its Municipal Stadium. SINCE 1934, there have been six 4-0 World Series sweeps, with the Yankees (why not) getting the job done in 1938-3950-54, the Dodgers in 1963 and Orioles in 1966. Oh, yes, the Yanks were on the losing end of the Dodgers' 4-0 sweep in '63. During the same period, the series has gone 4-3 no less than 15 times, with six in a row, 1955-60, inclusive. THE National League (sometimes referred to as the old league because it was organized first - in 1876) was made up of eight teams - Boston, Hartford, New York and Philadelphia in the east and Cincinnati, Louisville, Chicago and St. Louis in the west. Cost of a franchise was $100 that first year (compared to millions now) - and while the Philadelphia entry was called the Athletics (bet you thought they had always been in the American League) - dig the name of the New York club the Mutuals. We thought they were from Omaha! - ?- THE American League had a very shaky start in 1900- and it also had eight teams. It took three yean; before the National would recognize the American as another major league (and for quite a few years after that, they were sorry they had). Chicago, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Buffalo, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Cleveland and Detroit made up the junior loop (and we'd bet, if we had any money, that most fans probably thought New York was a member). They joined later, then ran rough-shod over everyone else in the league for quite a few years - about 45 to be exact. The American loop had a tough time of it until Babe Ruth came on the scene — and he drew fans like no other player—turning Tuesday, May 16, 1967 Algona (la.) Upper Des Moines-3 the league success. into a financial WE' LL get back on taxes and other stuff next week. That's a threat I THE length of a minute depends on which side of the bathroom door you're on I Sign Teacher For Bancroft Primary Grade One teacher in the Bancroft public school has signed a contract for the next school year. She is Collette Kockler, Primary teacher. Mrs. M. Oesterreicher, kindergarten teacher will not be returning. A replacement for her has not been hired as yet. R. S. Underkofler, member of the school board, says the board has not heard from the teachers of the special education classes. The school board also has not heard from Peter Hart of Emmetsburg on the hiring of a teacher for the Head Start Program in the Bancroft school this summer. Plans for next year and the summer should be completed in the next two weeks, according to Underkofler. PLAQUE Floyd A Davis, who is retiring as superintendent of the Knoxville community schools this summer, was presented a plaque in recognition of his 22 years of service in that position to the schools. "But you gotta be a bad guy—good guys wear white hats!" "Hey, Ford Buyer: for about *2® a month more than a Ford LTD, I can put you in a full-sized '67 CHRYSLER!' *Right now, a 1967 Chrysler Newport 2-door Hardtop is priced approximately $2.39 a month moret than a comparably equipped 1967 Ford LTD. And that means with power steering, power brakes, radio, heater, and automatic transmission. When it's only a matter of a few dollars a month, don't settle for a small line. See us and move up to a full-size '67 Chrysler. Today. tBased on a comparison of Manufacturers' Suggested Retail Price for a Ford LTD 2-door Hardtop and a Chrysler Newport 2-door Hardtop, both equipped with V-8 engine, automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, radio, and heater. Comparisons are based on one-third down and 36 monthly payments excluding other optional equipment (such as whitewall tires, deluxe wheel covers) and destination charges, state and local taxes, interest, insurance and licensing fees. 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