The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 30, 1968 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 30, 1968
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Marilyn Priester Weds Jan. 13 At Bancroft Tuesday, Jan. 30, 1968 Algona (la.) Upper De* Moines-3 smith THE annual Algona Chamber of Commerce banquet and program was held at the High School Annex here last week -and everyone involved in putting it on should be very proud of a job well done. The new officers were introduced and we'd like to congratulate Bud Anderson on his election as president. He'll have to be a good one, because he's following a guy that did a great job during 1967-Earl Lierley. It seems to us the Chamber has really come to life during the last couple of years and Bud will do his best to keep the ball rolling. WE stole a Cager's Glossary somewhere a couple of years ago (out of another newspaper). Always planned to use it, and as long as we're in the middle of the basketball season, we'll do it now. It came originally from the Indiana University locker room we are told. It follows: ALL-Star player- A player no better than I am, who is allowed to get away with murder by the referee; Team player— Aplayer who passes the ball to me; Ball hog - A player who wants me to pass the ball to him; Referee— A blind idiot with an unreasoning hatred of me; Defensive star— A player who can't shoot; Bad pass— A ball that I fumble; Fumble — Another player's muff of my perfect pass; Switch - What you holler on defense when you have no idea where your man went. HELP out - When I leave my man unguarded to get in the way of my teammate guarding the pivot man; Clog the middle— Two players helping out at once; Zone defense — Helping out by clogging the middle; Good shot- Any shot I can get off; Bad shot - That taken by a teammate; Crazy shot- Basket made by the man I'm guarding; Cry baby — Opposing player who complains to the referee; Fighter-Teammate who complains to the referee; Rebound - High-altitude wrestling; and Out-of-bounds play — Every man for himself I ON the Tonight Show recently they told of the first Negro to reveive an athletic scholarship at the University of Mississippi. What does the lad do in sports? He's a javelin catcher. HERE'S another one gleaned from the same show. They're building a large dam out west (maybe the largest in the world) and it's to be dedicated to Sen. Dodd, A major problem is selecting a name. It's a cinch they can't call it Dodd dam. THIS is some country! We've got scientists that can land objects on the moon, circle man around the earth in a capsule and transplant human hearts. Then how come we don't have anyone that can figure out a simple and efficient way to close a breakfast food, pretzel or pancake mix box? Marilyn Priester, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Priester, and Donald Lappe, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Lappe, all of Bancroft, were married Jan. 13 at 10:30 a.m. in St. John's Catholic Church, with Msgr. ZenoReising officiating at the double ring ceremony. Nuptial music was provided by Sister Clara Van Lent, organist. Virginia Priester was her sister's maid of honor. Richard McCarthy of Bancroft, cousin of the bride, was best man. Ushers were John Priester and Tom Lappe, brother and cousin of the couple. Immediately following the ceremony, 135 guests were entertained at a reception in the church hall. Guests were registered by Joann Priester and gifts were in charge of Mrs. Robert Lappe and Mrs. Martin McGuire. Mrs. Tom Ford served punch and Mrs. Joe Neumann poured coffee. Mrs. GeneSchUtz and Mrs. Leonard Lindsay cut and served the cake. The bride is a 1967 graduate of St. John's High School. The groom, a 1966 St. John's graduate, is stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas, receiving basic training with the army. The bride is residing at the home of her parents. (Glenn's Studio Photo) NOTED in one of the dailies where some University of Dubuque alumni raised money to pay for a trip to the American Football League All-Star game at Jacksonville, Fla. for Mr. and Mrs. Moco Mercer. The trip was a gift so the Mercers could watch their son, Mike, who was born in Algona when his father was coach at AHS, use his talented toe kicking points after touchdowns and field goals. While the trip was dandy, the best part for the Mercers was seeing their son come through with several good boots. Mike picked up $1,000 playing for the winning team. At present, the elder Mr. Mercer is cross country and wrestling coach at Dubuque U. He is also former athletic director and football coach there. EVELYN Van Allen Keith, Burbank, Calif., sent us a note saying, "We really enjoy your column. . . .keep up the good work." Now anyone that sends us kind words like that is Iwund to wind up being mentioned by us. Thanks, Evelyn. She also sent a clipping from the Los Angeles Times with a lot of background on Aubrey Bonliam, who was athletic coach at AHS almost 40 years ago. He has been coach at Whittier College, Calif, for 29 years, and his team recently won the biggest victory of his career - the 500th in college ranks by Mr. Bonliam, who at 65 will retire at the end of the year. Bonham is a member of the NAIA and Helms Athletic Foundation Halls of Fame. Bonham- coached football teams at AHS won eight and lost 18, 1929-31- and he was followed by Moco Mercer (mentioned above), whose clubs won eight and lost 24, 193235. WE know a man who thinks marriage is a 50-50 proposition, which convinces us that he doesn't understand women or percentages. GOT a chance to scan a copy of the program from the recent Rose Bowl game - and came across one of the most clever ideas we've ever seen. A full page, sponsored by Cummins Engine Co., Columbus, Indiana, had only the firm's signature at the bottom and one small line of type at center page which said, "When Indiana scores, shred this page and throw it up in the air." HEARD a rumor (and we hope that's all it is) that pot parties are being held much closer to Algona than the larger cities and college and university towns we normally read about in the papers. And from what we gathered, some parents in this vicinity had better do a little checking! PROBABLY the most important date coming up this week is Ground Hog Day. It comes along this Friday, Feb. 2 - and while our winter hasn't been too severe (so far), we're still going to hope with all our heart that the furry fellow doesn't see his shadow that day. A career girl's mind moves her ahead, while a chorus girl's mind moves her behind! Stolon Cars Ko.oovoro<l NKW YORK—Although <IO per cent of all automobiles stolen in the United Slates arc recovered, according to the Insurance Information Institute, about MO per cent of the recovered cars have been damaged or stripped of parts—many in the extent thai they represent total losses. Name Advisory Group, Good Samaritan The first meeting of an Advisory Committee to work with the Administrator of the Good Samaritan Centers in Algona was held Monday evening, Jan. 22, at the new Good Samaritan Center. The purpose of the committee will be to help in the further development of facilities and services which the Center can provide to the community; to promote good public relations by being informed and informing others of the programs available at the Centers, and to provide better communications between the Centers and the areas they serve. The committee will replace what has functioned in the past primarily as a Building Committee. Members of the initial committee are R. G. Buchanan, Algona; C. W. Conn, Algona; Mrs. Adolph Oakland, Algona; Mrs. Fred Geigel, Algona; Dr. JohnN. Kenefick, Algona; Perry Collins, Algona; Fr. Milo Dailey, Algona; Paul S. R. Banwart, West Bend; Earl Banwart, West Bend; John Welhousen, Titonka; and Angus Cotton, Lone Rock. It is anticipated that some further members will be added to the Advisory Committee. R. G. Buchanan was selected to act as temporary chairman until the next meeting of the committee, on Feb. 26, at which time the bylaws will be adopted and permanent officers elected. At the meeting Monday evening the history of the Good Samaritan Society was discussed and, in particular, the history and development of the Good Samaritan Centers at Algona. It was indicated that the Centers are now only one short of being filled to capacity and that the investment in the Algona Centers now exceeds one-half million dollars. O. L. Nasby, Administrator of the Centers, outlined future plans for additional facilities to be offered at the Centers in the area WBGHTED DOWN WITH WORK? Then save yourself some time and bother by letting us help... Call 5-3762 Delivery EAST END GROCERY «23 EAST STATE ALGONA, IOWA

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