The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 1, 1967 · Page 8
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by don smith PROBLEMS surrounding the shooting of pictures at the scene of a mishap in which one or more persons sustain fatal injuries have confronted this writer many times down through the years. You always wonder what reaction is set up in the minds of the survivors of the deceased - because the photos used in the UDM would serve as a reminder of that awful moment when a life was snuffed out needlessly. IN the 17 years we've been in this friendly office, it's been our task to go to the scenes of such mishaps too many times. There's been less of it in recent years, because Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst is equipped to shoot the photos and consequently we don't get called out of bed at 2:30 a. m. for that apprehensive trip to the scene. JULY 15, however, due to a news break (we happened to be at the sheriffs office when the call came In), the greatest opportunity for on the scene pictures of a tragic accident presented Itself. Camera in hand, the trip was made - and on arrival at the site, two miles south of Burton highway 169, found that the four severely injured persons were still in the two vehicles involved. ONE man, Edward Zins, 63, Nicollet, Minn. implement dealer, was later a victim of the crash as he died the same day at a Mason City hospital. The pictures and story in the July 18 UDM were as graphic as any we've been able to present — and subsequent mail, the first a letter from the dead man's sister and later a letter from David Meurer, Nicollet, proved our fears about coverage of such an event were probably worse than they should be. MR. Meurer*s letter, which arrived here July 27, said, "On July 20 we received a copy of your newspaper dated July 18 from a very good friend of ours, a subscriber of yours, Leo Arndorfer. It had some pictures and a write-up about an accident which killed a Nicollet, Minn. man, Ed Zins. He was in partnership in John Deere Implement and a very nice man. Mr, Zins* sister has seen my paper and she has asked me to write and see if it would be possible for you to send to me five copies of it. She would like them for the family. The pictures and the write-up were very good. Thank you for it. He was a very valuable man and we all miss him very much." MANY thanks for the kind words, Mr, Meurer. The papers are on their way to you, THIS time, we're going to be serious all the way. This column has never gotten into Civil Rights very much, but think now is a ripe time to bring the subject up for airing, because it's being aired in different ways in cities throughout the United States. Thank God I live in a small city. - ?HOW would the residents of Kossuth county like it if they were in the middle of a race dot? Most of us here don't realize what a problem the black and white thing is because we don't live with it. We only read about it and see the horrible results of such activities in pictures. - ?AT the time we were writing this, here was what the dailies had to say about racial riots: Detroit - A third night of terror brought the city's riot death toll to 33. (By the way, a riot that lasts more than two days is called a revolution). More than 1,000 injured, 1,153 fires, damage could reach $1 billion and 2,651 arrests. Saginaw, Mich.- At least eight persons were wounded in an outbreak of sniping in the city 100 miles from Detroit. Grand Rapids, Mich. - Three members of a volunteer group trying to keep trouble makers at home hit by sniper fire. Chicago - West side^ experienced a 5-block outbreak of looting, but police said it was brought under control. Cleveland - Fire bombs exploded along Hough Avenue, scene of rioting that took four lives last year. Phoenix, Ariz. .- Sniper fire broke put in a Negro section of city. ........ Violence of sorts was. also reported.™ Toledo, Ohio, andMt. JVernon, N.Y.,. while calm came to.. Pqntiac, Mich., Rochester, N. Y., and Englewood, N. J. Tuetdoy, Auguit 1, 1967 Algona (la.) Upper Dei Moinw-3 Robins Had A Top Record The Robins, coached by John Haag, who has a habit of winning titles, shared the Novice %!? tch j""P ionsnl P ln S^W Softball play here this summer with a 6-2 record, identical with that of the Orioles. Members of the Robins' squad are shown here. They are, front row, left to right, Linda Pedersen, Janie Skogstrom, Shelley Bernardo, Debbie Simmons and Debbie Householder. Back ..row, left to right, Coach Haag, Sheryl Simmons, Mary Lou Haag, Sherry Merryman and Becky Thoreson. . Not present when the photo was snapped were Janelle McGinnls, Martha Nash and Connie Maharas. Both losses by the Robins were to the Orioles. (UDM Newsfoto) AND did you see what Stokely Carmichael, U.S.' Black Power leader, had. to say .during his visit with other leaders in Havana, Cuba. 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