The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 28, 1967 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, November 28, 1967
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don smith AS an example of just how bad off this old world is - and of problems in the United States we scanned the dailies last Wednesday and came up with the following headlines and stories. Some made us shudder. "FIND Tot's Heart Cut Out; Hold His Hippie Mother" - a story that proves what we've been saying for some time, to wit, our laws are not tough enough any more. This 2-year-old boy's 24-year-old mother, apparently full of some sort of drugs, broke the bottom out of a cold drink bottle and proceeded to cut the boy's heart out - leaving the bottle in the cavity. She'll undoubtedly receive psychiatric treatment (which we question) and in a short time be allowed to roam the streets. Death should be very possible in such a case, whether drugs are involved or not. That's a pretty vicious crime! "SON, 14, Is Charged In Slaying Of Father" - and he also shot his mother, inflicting very serious wounds; "Plane Crashes, 76 Aboard"; "2 From Iowa Killed In Viet"; "Witness Of Double Tragedy: Death Car Failed To Swerve" — a case of an apparently drunk driver who hit two girls on bicycles, killing both as their left legs were torn off; "Gang Runs Wild In Central N. Y."; "$300,000 Asked In Fatal Crash" - stories loaded with the everyday tragedy around us. It's time, at least in the case of criminal acts, for the lawmakers (attorneys) to do something FAST! TWO Madison Avenue types met on the suburban train platform. "Hi, Charley," greeted the one, "how's your wife?" "Compared to what?" responded the other dryly - Henny Youngman. BEING an oldtimer in the newspaper game, ran into a couple of items recently that attracted my attention. The first was a statement from NBC' sJDavid Brinkley, "TV can never match papers in covering news in detail" -and the second included information dealing with newspaper advertising in This Week magazine. It said the average consumer ranks stores on the basis of price, store location, personnel and newspaper advertising. 'Nuf said! WE'VE always felt that if everyone liked Guy Lombardo this would be one H of a world. Now, thaf s not a slam at Guy's Sweetest Music This Side of Heaven, but merely a lead into a bit on Frank Sinatra, Plus Ella, Plus Jobim musical on NBC Nov. 13. It ranked as the best program this season with us. It was great. Many don't like Frank because of reports dealing with his personal life - however, that side of The Voice certainly doesn't influence his singing ability. HIS work on things like "Day In, Day Out," "What Now, My Love" and "The Girl From Ipanema" wasthrilling-andwhenhe got together with Ella Fitzgerald they managed to really break things up. Ella was never better on TV than with Sinatra. And the orchestra, under Nelson Riddle, was superb. TV needs more like that show. BACHELOR: A rolling stone who gathers no boss. - ?- EARL Battey came to the end of the trail with the Minnesota Twins recently - and we hated to see it happen, although he has not been much help to the club during the past couple of years. However, the guy who was the American League's All-Star catcher no less than four times helped the Twins a lot down through the years. His greatest year was in 1963 when he batted .285, belted 26 home runs and drove in 84 runners. He got an unconditional release Nov. 15. STILL on baseball. Glad Carl Yastrzemski of the Red Sox was named MVP in the American League. Failed to get a unanimous vote as Cesar Tovar of the Twins got one of the 20 ballots cast. Yaz indicated he was somewhat disappointed the one vote got away. Harmon Killebrew was second in the over-all balloting. - ?WENT to the Algona-Emmetsburg basketball opener at Emmetsburg last Tuesday night. The game was typically early- season, with a lot more clumsy play than will be seen later. Aside from the game, which is covered elsewhere in this issue, we noted an area where improvement is also Tuesday, Nov. 28, 1967 Algona, (la.) Upper Dei Moines- needed - in the student and adult sections of rooters. We're not condemning Emmetsburg students, but rather all who take part in such raunchy goings-on at games. - ?- THE cheerleaders (and undoubtedly any faculty members that have anything to do with stirring up pep at games) are at fault as much, if not more, than the kids doing the yelling. Favorite trick Tuesday was for the E-Hawk students to start counting when an Algona player stepped to the free throw line. Any noise during free throw attempts has always been taboo, so why isn't it now? Then, when a foul was called on an Algona player, another cheerleader-led chant went up - something about "ha, ha, you made a foul," repeated over and over again. WE think it's time something is clone about such goings-on (at least on the high school level) at every school. Adults could do a lot in cleaning up the way thoy act and talk (and when they get steamed up - yell) at games. From many year's experience at athletic contests, we'll admit you see the action more clearly if you remain calm and keep an eye on the play. The price of admission DOESN'T give you the right to make everyone around you irritated. Keep it in mind- and you'll enjoy sports more. HARP: A nude Steinway. Remember, you can't lift yourself by downing others. How about a Christmas gift for the entire family ? GIVE YOUR LOVED ONES THE PLEASURE OF A NEW COLOR TV BY Visit our store for a complete display of Admiral color television sets — many styles and screen sizes. Please EVERY MEMBER of your family with ONE EXCITING GIFT ! GIFT IDEAS FOR GOOD HOME ENTERTAINMENT: + PORTABLE TV's + PORTABLE STEREOS + TRANSISTOR RADIOS + CLOCK RADIOS + AM-FM RADIOS + STEREO CONSOLES + TAPE RECORDERS + ANTENNAS ELECTRONIC SPECIALTIES 616 Diagonal Algona, Iowa

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