The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 6, 1967 · Page 9
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, June 6, 1967
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2-Algona (la.) Upper Des Maine* Tuesday, June 6, 1967 error of his ways — the light had changed to green and the car and trailer pulled away." don smith ONE of the greatest hurlers of all times hung up his glove for the last time Memorial Day. Whltey Ford, nemesis of American League hitters for most of his 16 years with the Yankees, called it quits when he found his arm, which had been operated on twice in recent years, wouldn't respond, so he announced his retirement. Ford chalked up the wlnningest record in Yankee history during his glittering career. The small, crafty lefty posted a career mark that will long be envied by other hurlers - 236 victories, 106 losses, for a .690 percentage of wins. FORD'S accomplishments also include some pretty startling World Series marks. He hurled for 11 pennant winners since early 1950 - and World Series records held by Whitey include most victories- 10; starts— 22; and consecutive scoreless Innings - 33 2/3. He reported this spring without a contract, but signed for $50,000 in March after it appeared he had regained his prime form. However, he discovered the elbow was acting up again during a game at Detroit May 21 and made the decision to retire soon after. His greatest won-lost year was 1961 and when he had a 25-4 mark (and that ain't bad). He received the Cy Young Award for that one. Whitey will be missed by Yankee lovers and haters alike 1 IF crime doesn't pay - how come there are so many rich crooks ? WE all make mistakes dept. and another sidelight on Whitey Ford. Douglas Edwards was telling about his retirement on the 8 p. m. CBS radio news at 8 p. m. Memorial Day and it went something like this, "Whitey Ford, one of the top pitchers in modern history, announced his retirement from the New York GIANTS." Now, any CBS announcer (especially) should know Ford was always a Yankee- after all, the network owns them. And, of course, the Giants have been in San Francisco for quite a term 1 GORDON Gammack's best story during his appearance at the dedication of the new Legion hall here Memorial Day went something like this - "A man was taking a vacation trip with his wife and family in a trailer house. He was tired after driving a long time and she suggested that she could take over behind the wheel of the family car and he could crawl in the trailer and take a nap. The car stopped and he got in the trailer, took off all ills clothes and went to sleep. He awoke a while later, and in a daze stepped out the door of the trailer to find they were stopped at a red light in downtown Detroit. By the time he discovered the WHICH reminds us - Some salads have more dressing than tomatoes at the beach ! WE consider ourself a race fan. Have missed only two races in more than seven years at the fairgrounds - and manage to get interested in the Indianapolis 500 each year, although we have never seen it. Listening to the broadcast, you learn one thing for sure. The many announcers on duty spend more time saying, "Now to the number one corner and so-and-so," passing the action back and forth so much ifs difficult to find out what* s going on. We admit the action is fast, but maybe two announcers could handle it at different spots instead of the number now used. WE'VE always thought Parnelli Jones is a great driver (and he's got the record to prove it), but we'll admit we rooted against him when the rain-postponed race got underway Wednesday. Don't think the turbine is quite the vehicle to be allowed in track racing — so got quite a charge out of it when we heard it quit running with three laps remaining and A. J. Foyt came on to win his third title. He's won it every third running since first doing it in 1961. Suppose there will be lots of turbines next year. SIR Francis Chichester, the famed English sailor, will go down in history as one of the real great seamen of all times — and he certainly should after piloting his 53-foot Gipsy Moth IV around the world - 28,500 long miles - alone. He stepped ashore Sunday night at Plymouth, England, and lots of great ones have landed there down through the years, and received a hero's welcome he really deserved. The steps were his first on land for nearly four months— and when we viewed the landing on TV, got a kick out of. his turning down efforts of those nearby to lend him a hand. Surprisingly, he was very steady. An estimated 250,000 persons were there to greet him. SIR Francis Drake and Sir Walter Raleigh set off for the new world from Plymouth -and they didn't have a thing on this latest (and perhaps greatest) sailor. A vegetarian, Sir Francis, who was knighted by Queen Elizabeth four months ago while still making the voyage, showed the most concern over his dwindling supply of gin and beer. He said, "There is a very real danger that every glass I draw might be my last," about the beer situation while still at sea. Hats off to one of the great ones ! MARK Twain once opened a letter addressed to his wife and then resealed it, marking across tfce broken seal, "Opened by mistake to see what was inside." Plan Assembly Jehovah's Witnesses will hold a three-day circuit assembly at Waterloo this weekend. The circuit includes 16 congregations in North Central Iowa. Russell Wertz is presiding minister of the Algona congregation. Member of the local congregation included on the pro- gram is Karen Huckaby and Russell Wertz will serve as a department assistant. Local meet- Ings at the Kingdom Hall will be canceled this weekend. Art Show An exhibit of art works by Barbara Reinders, member of the 1967 Central College graduating class who is working as an assistant buyer for Younkers in Des Moines, will be open to the public through Sept. 15, in the foyer of Douwstra Chapel at Pella. Miss Reinders will follow her Central College showing with a show at Younkers in Des Moines, beginning on Sept. 18. She is a native of Algona and graduated from Algona High School. Elect Officers New officers were elected Monday evening, May 15, at the Lakota Band Mothers meeting. Elected to serve were: president, Mrs. Arlene Karels; vice president, Mrs. Darlene Geilenfeldt; secretary, Mrs. Doretta Wirtjes; treasurer, Mrs. Betty Leonard. "Kossuth County's Favorite Newspaper" "Mister, for about a month more than a Chevy Caprice, I can put you in a full-sized '67 CHRYSLER!' *Right now, a 1967 Chrysler Newport 2-door Hardtop is priced approximately $4.05 a month moret than a comparably equipped 1967 Chevy Caprice. And that means with power steering, power brakes, radio, heater, and automatic transmission. When ifs 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 Chevy Caprice 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. CHRYSLER'67 AUTHORIZED OEA1CR ^^ CHRYSLER MOnNWCMNNUIKM _,- m ' 1B» MOIWWCOHWMIM* Percival Motors, Inc. • eoo s. Phillips, Algona, Iowa

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