The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 12, 1967 · Page 2
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, December 12, 1967
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2-Algona (la.) Upper D«* Moln** Tuesday, D«c. 12, 1967 don smith SPORTS are pretty important around our house -and have been for a long time. My kids are interested because Trudy and 1 are — and I'm darned glad of it. We don't expect any Ail-Americans from our trio, but son Bill, 11, a sixth grader at Bryant School, recently made us pretty proud of his prowess. He and 57 other fourth, fifth and sixth graders in the public school system here won award badges as a result of the National Youth Fitness Test, sponsored by the American Association of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, with two phys ed instructors, Jim Welton and Mrs. Linda Hanson, both very popular with their students, in charge. A total of 58, according to reports, is not very good when you figure 400 students took part here. That's about one out of seven who received the badges — or less than 15 percent. Thaf s why we were proud of Bill. Can't get him to wear the badge, which is a good-looking red, wh"?. and blue deal, but he never has been one to get very cocky about his exploits. And we like him for that, too. There are far too many of the other kind -the ones who think they are the greatest -but can't prove it. We'd like to tip the Periscope hat to all 58 of the kids - and to Jim and Linda for their work on the project! HOPE University of Iowa fans don't start counting on the Big Ten Conference crpwn in basketball, at least until the club is nearly through the season, although we expect the D-M Register to start thumping the championship drum any day now. May- You get a valuable extra feature—automatic credit balance (negative totals), a necessity for businessmen —yet you pay less Instead of more! Heavy-duty precision- built Champions are unmatched for reliability I ^VICTOR AMERICA'S Upper Des Moines Pub. Co. Ill E. Call St. Algona, Iowa be Ralph Miller's club is great but we think at least a couple of teams will finish ahead of the Hawks this winter in the loop race, despite the presence of Sam Williams and several other real good basketball players. They won their first two, but that's hardly reason to bust our buttons 1 SOME girls get a lot out of a dress, and leave it outl DALE Teeter, Whittemore, who was an All-Stater at Algona High a couple of seasons ago, got a chance to flip in a bucket as Drake's fine basketball team won its second game of the new season last Monday night, an 82-63 decision over Minnesota. He didn't get in the fray very long - but neither did a lot of other reserves, since the junior college imports have apparently taken over for Coach Maury John. We hope Dale gets more activity as the season wears on and in the two that follow. AND it looks like Iowa State has put together a fine basketball team this winter, judging by early starts. The word early is misleading, though, as the going gets tougher for everyone later. The Cyclones are big, however, and might just be great, with Don Smith, 6-8 giant who can do about everything, leading the way. He topped the Big Eight Conference in scoring and rebounding last season- and could repeat. Smith is the type of performer any big time coach would like to get his mitts on as he does everything very well. ONE of the great sports announcers of all time, Harry Wismer, 53, died as the result of multiple skull fractures received in a fall Dec. 3 at a Manhatten restaurant. Many of the present generation never had the opportunity to hear the golden voice of Harry, because he has! been out of that game for a number of years and turned his talents to professional football, where he had a stormy career as part owner of the old New York Titans of the AFL. When it came to covering football for radio, he didn't have to take a back seat to anyone present day announcers included. THERE'S a secret method for returning from Las Vegas with a small fortune. Go with a large fortune I IMPORTANT dates coming up in December, of course, have to be headed by the 25th, Christmas— top day for all Christians. When we passed the 7th, though, immediately felt a little glum as thoughts of the starting day of World War n (for the U. S.) spun through my mind. Lost several close friends in the long struggle that followed the bombing of Pearl Harbor- as most persons in that age group did. - ?I had an uncle, now deceased, Lt. Commander Charles Carlon, who was on the U.S.S. Geneva, a mine sweeper, at Pearl Harbor when the Japanese bombers arrived that Sunday morning and can still remember reading a letter from him to my mother, telling about the tragic, one-way struggle. The U. S.fleetat Pearl was caught with its pants down and then some - and as a result, many hundreds of young (and some not so young) servicemen died Dec. 7. First Algonan killed was Bill Turner, who was in the Marines at Pearl Harbor. MY uncle's letter stated, in part, that the Jap planes came so low on passes over the bay that you could actually see their faces from the deck of a ship. The Americans at the base and nearby were so surprised by the attack that little could be done to fight back— and the confusion added to the death toll. Practically all of the ships tied up at the naval base were sunk or badly damaged, so the U. S. was nearly out of business for a while. WE hope, but with hardly any chance of it happening, that arrival of another Christmas (a year from now) will see the world at peace. The way things are happening, it doesn't seem like true peace is at all possible. EXTENS10H SERVICE Step-saving convenience for the whole family ... what a beautiful way to say "Merry Christmas" ! Choose the spot, choose the color for your handy new telephone—kitchen, bedroom, basement are popular locations. Easy to order, too. Just call the telephone business office, or ask any telephone employee. Northwestern Be!) "OH, you'll like It here," said the experienced steno to the new girl. "Lots of chances for advances." AOK Awards Judy Berger, county president, received a Chicago award and she and eight other youths have gone to Chicago. She attends the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls. She also received leadership and clothing pins, a pen and a 6-year seal. Other girls receiving awards are Kathy Lallier, Becky Meyer and Susan Kinseth. Twenty-five girls received completion seals. Several girls received pens for excellent record books; they were Kim Thuente, Judy Taphorn, Barb Schlievert, Becky Meyer, Susan McEvoy, Kathy Lallier, Susan Kinseth, Dorothy Frideres, Patty Detrick, Mary Jane and Judy Berger. The following girls received book awards: Charla Walker, Barb Schlievert, Susan McEvoy, Susan Kinseth, Dana Ctapsaddle and Mary Jane Berger. Mary McEvoy received a 5-year seal. Mrs. Walter Boeckholt received a 5-year pin for her help as a leader. Other leaders are Mrs. C. J. McEvoy, Mrs. Theresa Berger and Mrs. Wm. Detrick. New leaders and officers will meet Sunday to plan the program for 1968. CANINE CORPSMAN "Baron," a 2 1/2-year-old German Shepard owned by Lou Meyers of Orleans, is going into the Army's canine corps for duty in Vietnam after a training period in this country. Come out on top of your feed lot operation Use a tested, proven feed program that takes the guesswork out of feedlot operations. Good records prove CO-OP Beef Feeding Programs In black and white. Increased profits prove them in long green. Recently we put additional cobalt and zinc In CO-OP Beef Feeds. Our Research and Development Farm found that adding these trace minerals improved digestion and feed efficiency. Improved feed efficiency means more weight gain per pound of CO-OP Feed and less time spent in the feedlot. You spend less on feed. 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