The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 18, 1967 · Page 10
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 10

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, July 18, 1967
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Algonan At AFROTC Camp Tuesday, July 18, 1967 Algona (la.) Upper De* Moine*-3 don smrth MANY persons living here are missing out on a good thing Algona's Little League and Girls' Softball League games, held at no less than seven sites, Monday through Thursday each week (except for a lay-off around the July Fourth week). THE players (more than 500) and coaches seem to be getting gypped due to the shortage of fans attending. While there are many of the loyal variety - it seems the entire program, which is one of the few tax- supported (although not a costly thing) institutions most people don't gripe about - many others don't know what they're missing in the way of fun and excitement. If they were smart, they'd tear themselves away from the monster tube once in a while and watch these energetic kids swat and chase the ball. A used car dealer in Tokyo exhibited this sign: "We pay highest prices for cars we buy. We get lowest prices for cars we sell. How we stay in business? We lucky." BEFORE getting back in the baseball and softball pitch, thought we'd stick in a drawing by Willard Mullins (who turned the trick while we were playing a KC-Oldtimer game a few years ago) of this writer in action. For disbelievers, we'd like to refer them to Gordie Winkel, affable (and honest) Algona attorney and former teammate who will vouch for the curve-balling technique in that well-known fray. The picture is in answer to many requests from area fans (two, I think it was). LITTLE Leaguers and Girls Softball players (if the coaches spend the time necessary) here gain lots in the way of knowledge and experience during the season each summer. The girls wind up their season this week, except for possible make-up dates, and the boys go until My 21 - so, if you get the opportunity (or make one), go watch these kids play ball, you'll be glad you did I ONE of the most interesting Little League games we've witnessed for some time took place at Lucia Wallace diamond Thursday night, July 13, when the undefeated Giants under Clayt Pittman and Don Jones, met the once-beaten Cards, coached by ALAMOGORDO, N.M. - Michael J. Schmidt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon K. Schmidt, Algona, is participating in a U.S. Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps (AFROTC) field training encampment at Holloman AFB, N.M. He is one of some 5700 AFROTC cadets attending four-week encampments this summer at Air Force installations throughout the country. During the encampment cadets become familiar with the life and activities on Air Force bases and can examine career opportunities in which they might wish to serve as officers. Other highlights of the course include survival training, aircraft and aircrew indoctrination, small arms training and visits to other Air Force bases. Cadet Schmidt, a 1963 graduate of Algona High School, is a member of the AFROTC unit at the University of Nebraska. Harlan Steburg. Play was first- class — and yours truly got a good look at it when Don asked us to be the base umpire. BOTH clubs had some topflight individuals, including Mickey Anderson, John Pittman, Harold Bestenlehner, Steve Jones, Randy Nielsen, Paul Martin, etc. of the Giants and Frank Martin, Bill Smith, Tom Kinseth, Randy Ferden, Tim McGuire, etc. of the Cards. The Giants picked a couple of the Cards off first base during the fray — but the Cards benefited by failure of the Giants to cover second during a rally, a clutch hit by Smith with the bases loaded — and a booming home run to deep left' field by Frank Martin. HAVING umpired for several years in the fifties, your writer is the first to admit UMPIRES DO MAKE MISTAKES in judgment - and when one Giant was called out at first on a cozy play, Clayt let out with a whoop. We admitted it was possible to blow a call and there was no change in a longtime friendship as a result of the could-be error. THE deportment of coaches and players on both squads would at least tie that found in any of the best classrooms during the school year — and we came away from the fray happy we'd been able to be around two such fine groups for an hour and a half or so. The Periscope hat is doffed to everyone concerned. They don't make kids any better anywhere 1 NEVER trust your wife's judgment .... look who she married I NOTED with great interest the other day an item about a theft at New Sharon, la. Someone got away with Big Bad John — a 5 1/2 foot alligator owned by Howard Darland of that southeast Iowa community. The animal's pen was broken into and he was missing the next morning. The thief, if he was stolen, probably soon discovered John is a disagreeable companion. You see, alligators go through the winter months without eating — . and John hadn't eaten from September until May. Since then, he has developed a healthy appetite for fresh meat — and he has no affection for people at all. To the crook: lots of luck! IF you want to get fat, don't eat fast — if you want to get thin, don't eat, fast. LEDYARD TJIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIllllllllllllliH LEDYARD - Ronald Jorgenson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Jorgenson, arrived home Tuesday. He was discharged June 22 after spending three years in the Navy. Irene Dyer, Miami, Fla., visited in Ledyard from Tuesday until Friday. She also attended a family reunion in Wisconsin before coming here. Mrs. Frank Rotterman and Mrs. Edwin Davis of Miami, Fla. were recent visitors at the home THE FLAG IS FLYING IN MEMORY OF LT. CMDR. CHARLES B. CARLON WWI, WWII - U.S. NAVY EASTLAWN MEMORIAL GARDENS 70S S. Phillips - Algona Phone 295--7153 Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. • 12 Noon Sunday: 1-5 p*m, of Mrs. Henrietta Dontje. Fourth of July picnic guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Johnson were Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Wiggs, Carlton, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Johnson, Buffalo Center; Mr. and Mrs. John Walterman, Mrs. Dennis Weringa and children, Mrs. Henrietta Dontje, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Dontje and family, Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Dontje and family, Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Mechler and family, Rev. and Mrs. Victor Vriesen and family, and Mrs. Grace Johnson, Alan and Dennis. Mrs. Kenneth Poppe had surgery at the Blue Earth Hospital Wednesday morning. Lorene Trenary was admitted to the Buffalo Center Hospital Thursday evening as a medical patient. Mrs. Geraldine Robertson and "Gerald Manthei of Cedar Rapids came to attend the funeral services for William Jorgensen Friday. Cheryl Thompson, 9-year-old daughter of the Everett Thompsons, was admitted to the Blue Earth hospital Friday as a medi- cal patient. Charles DeBoer, Rochester, New York, and his fiancee, Michele Mosman, New York City, spent five days with his parents, Supt. and Mrs. Gilbert DeBoer, this past week. Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Engelby and family of Austin and Mr. and Mrs. Tim Doocy and Diane and Dale Engelby were guests at the Dennis Doocy home in Dakota City Sunday. Dan, Betsy and Timmy Whitcomb of Grand Rapids, Minn, are spending several weeks at the home of Mrs. J. F. Sullivan and Jeremiah. William Sullivan underwent surgery at St. Joseph's Hospital, Mankato, July 1 and was dismissed July 4 and was admitted again July 9. Pat Doocy, Waterloo, visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tim Doocy, and also attended the funeral of William Jorgensen. 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