The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 9, 1968 · Page 2
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 9, 1968
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Tuesday, Jan. 9, 1968 don smith 2-Algona (la.) Upper DM Maine* the Standard Oil station now tenanted by Chuck Behr and we worked for Dutch summers and weekends while attending high school. One summer worked the graveyard shift when he kept the station open 24 hours a day. HE was a good friend of our family and he and his great wife, Twylah, were often guests at our place after their marriage. Dutch could put away about as much food as anyone— and enjoyed it. He and Twylah were always very nice to me. WHILE I knew Slim practically all my life, my closest association with him was when the UDM needed information on county roads, etc. He was another fellow who was easy to get along with and never gave us a grouchy word in the many, many times we conversed. Both of these gents will be sorely missed 1 A vacant young lady thought vice versa meant dirty poems. BACK in the big band days, we used to go and see lots of them. There aren't many left any more, at least that make tours through this area as they did when the Surf was a real roaring place. One of the first we saw was Paul Whiteman and his orchestra— and we saw them perform on stage at a large Minneapolis theater. They were great. He had some of the most famous instrumentalists of that day and featured the singing of the Modernaires, Joan Edwards and Clark Dennis, all fine performers. NEW Year's wrap-up. WATCHED quite a bit of football at our house (as did many others), switching back and forth during the first two games, the Sugar and Cotton affairs, and suffered with Indiana during its loss to 0. J. Simpson & Co. The Hoosiers shouldn't feel too bad. They lost to a great club - and as one writer put it, maybe the only team in the midwest that could score a touchdown on the Trojans are the Green Bay Packers. We wonder if the Southern Cal payroll isn't almost as large as the Pack. They can't get players like that for nothing. HAD our annual New Year's Eve party at home the 31st after watching Green Bay and the Cowboys go at it in the afternoon with the mercury at minus 13. Couldn't help but wonder (what with winter always holding the fort in this part of the country when these play-offs get underway) if the game shouldn't have been played on a neutral field, like New Orleans or Atlanta. When it's that cold, of course, it hinders both clubs but it had to be rougher on Dallas than the Pack. Admired players on both clubs, though, and the game had to be one of the greatest all season. We have a tough time shoveling the walks when it's 13 below - so figure out what it would be like trying to handle a football. OUR party that night was great (but quiet). Dan spent the night with a buddy, Neal O'Brien, so the remaining four of us drank pop and ate snacks until they came out our ears. Martha made it to the new year, too, and got a kick out of eating on the floor in the living room. One thing about our parties-there are no hangovers the next day. RUTH Shierk told us about this one. Bill Lindsay, reporting on NBC radio, Chicago, on the collapse of an apartment in Moscow, in which a number of persons were killed and others injured, said, "The collapse of the building was attributed to natural gas by the Moscow police." FOLKSINGER Joan Baez certainly must be losing fans by the thousands through her completely crazy actions in recent months. Most recent was a sit-in at the county prison in Oakland, Calif. where she and 57 other women, including her mother, were serving time for anti-draft demonstrations. She can't sing very good, either! SEVERAL deaths saddened us recently. Dutch Lorenz and Slim Smith, longtime friends when the former was a resident here, died within a few days of each other. We liked both very much and Dutch was the first full-time boss this writer ever had. He operated MR. Whiteman's dtsath recently reminded us of seeing that performance. He died of a heart attack at the age of 76 after living the past several years in retirement. The "King of Jazz" commissioned George Gershwin to compose "Rhapsody in Blue", perhaps the greatest music ever written by an American, and presented it during the first jazz concert ever given. He also in-. troduced many other favorites down through the years and until not too many years ago was the highest paid disc jockey in radio, with a weekly salary of $4,000. His band, which featured the talents of men like Bing Crosby, the Dorsey brothers, Morton Downey, and Benny Goodman, was the most popular in the nation between the two World Wars. "Pops" will be missed. NOTED the other day where a plan to combat problem drinking among Iowa state employees had received the backing of Gov. Hughes. Supposedly there are 800 such employees with a booze problem. That's three percent of the 27,000 state- employed persons. We think any thing aimed at solving the alcohol problem is fine - but why is state employment different than any other? In private business, if the problem is great, you get fired. How about that? TO most modern writers, sex is a novel idea. NEED A TYPEWRITER FOR SCHOOL? YOU GET THE BEST DEAL AT THE UPPER DES MOINES PUB. CO. ........ LTS Annual Winter SHOE STILL IN PROGRESS DRASTIC REDUCTIONS ON MOST SHOES HOUSE SLIPPERS WOMEN & GROWING GIRLS' SNOW BOOTS THE SHOE STORE THAT TAKES (ARE OF Y j jR FEET Cancer Society Has Quarterly Meeting Here The American Cancer Society official board held their quarterly meeting Dec. 11 in the assembly room at the courthouse with Mrs. Joanne Hoover presiding. Mrs. Myrtle Lease gave a report on the state cancer meeting Nov. 11 in Des Moines. Those attending from this area were Mrs. Lease, Wesley; Mrs. Lydia Bisenius, Whittemore; Mrs. Stanley Harris and Mrs. Joanne Hoover, Titonka; Mrs. John Ellsworth, Lakota; and Joyce Hayden, Algona. ft was voted unanimously to purchase a commode and a walker to add to the other articles in the loan closet located in the county nurse's office at the courthouse and available for persons who need them. Living Memorials have been established recently for August Studer, Mrs. Berte Deane, P. C. Haynes, Mrs. Amelia M. Polhemus, John Weiland, Mrs. George Johnson, Mrs. Harry Keith and Mary Meyer. The Area Crusade meeting will be held Jan. 26 at Charlie's Supper Club. The next board meeting will be held March 26 in the assembly room at 10:30 a.m. with the kick-off meeting following at 1:30 p.m. UDM WANT ADS PAY OFF ,1 Limited Time Offer: BUY THREE GET ONE. FREE! 6-I'IKCK PLACE SETTINGS/OFFER- 1847 ROGERS BROSf Tailor a service to your special needs. 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