The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 13, 1968 · Page 8
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 8

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 13, 1968
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don smith MAYBE the weather (which was spring-like at the time) had something to do with it— or maybe Russ Waller (our boss and chief on-the-job confidant), who handed out an office directive on cleaning the place, was the man behind the action- but at any rate, our office took onamuchcleaner- than-normal appearance recently. Our hint from Russ went something like, "Don, let's clean up the wall behind your desk," and not being the type that has to be hit over the headwithastone- the stuff on the wall came tumbling down. Well, Humpty- Dumpty for me! HERE'S a pretty complete listing of the items removed (note — don't call at the office if there are any gems you think you'd like to have. We'll call you): THANK you notes from Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Lichter, Esther Helberg andShirleySchenck; abirth- day card from Ruth Shierk; afine Norman Rockwell color painting, clipped from a magazine, of JFK and a nice group of youths; a placard bearing pictures of all of the presidents of the United States, except for LBJ (who has yet to prove he belongs); 3 great flood photos from the April 8, 1965 issue of the UDM; a card reading "Plan Ahead"; another reading, "I May Look Busy, But Pm Just Confused"; a thing saying "Go Bulldogs." TWO photos of baskets and backboards; pictures of Gordy Schmidt, Dr. Kevin Nash and Floyd Bode with Earl Battey and Sandy Valdespino; a photo of MaxMcGee of the Packers, Jack Limbaugh, Beanie Cooper and Keith Christie; a pix of several well-known Algerians with Rich Reese and Jerry Snyder of the Twins; a crowd shot of one of the Garrigan Booster Club Banquets; 4 tornado photos; a shot of Chuck and Sue Bohr's son Tony, riding naked on a tricycle; a postcard from Steve Waller; another card, this one from Dick Palmer with Confederate money on the back side; Roman numerals, all the way from 1 through 3,000 (that* s MMM). - ?WOMEN are to blame for most of the lying men do. They insist on asking questions. -?A color shot of Sandy Koufax; autographed photos of Rich Reese, Zoilo Versalles, Harmon Killebrew, Camilo Pascual and Frank Gluck; a color shot of Met Stadium; a neat bird; LuVerne, Garrigan, Algona High and the Tigers (Algona Little League champs in 1966) baseball squad photos; 5 wrecked stock cars, aos. 56, 16, 11, 14 and blank and a shot of an injured driver on a stretcher; a group of photos from different State Line Conference Track Meets, Beanie and a relay team, Don Camenisch and his best runners, another of Beanie's relay teams, etc. LOTS of Garrigan, AHS and area high school football squad shots, including Algona's unbeaten 1962 crew; a huddle photo of the Cleveland Browns; a photo of rats at the dump (Ughl); a shot of Mike Betts returning a punt; basketball squad shots from around the area (most taken in earlier years wiien the players had short hair); basketball action pictures and individual pix of Jack Muller, Dale Teeter, Rog Meyer, and Craig Espe; a card with all of the football officials' signals; a photo of Bill Reding turning end. OUR wrestling collection includes Champ's squads for several years, head shots of Denny Miller, Dave Martin, Tom Fitzpatrick, Steve Claude, Clint Young, Larry Munger and Tom Samp, a good snap of Champ on stage at the high school after his team won the State Meet, and assorted action photos, with Gary Gade, Steve Claude, Randy Riedinger, Phil Bode, Tom Fitzpatrick and several others, featured. HANGOVER - The wrath of grapes. AND, winding up our great collection is an assortment of sports schedule placards from both local high schools. Let's see, there's the 1966 GHS baseball squad, 1965-66 AHS winter sports, 1964-65 of the same, 1964 GHS baseball, 1961 AHS football (and if Lynn Kueck will pay us $5 we won't let anyone look at it) and 1960-61 winter sports. THERE'S one thing about house cleaning. It sure does give you a chance to wander down memory lane through pictures. Many of the aforementioned goodies hadn't seen the light of day behind our desk for at least ahalf-dozen years. In fact, we'd swear some of the lads pictured blinked as we took them from their highly-esteemed spots. WE imagine many took a good (groan) look at the recently-published graph in the dailies showing the budget dollar in the U. S. for the 1969 fiscal year. Drawn like pieces of pie on what appeared to be a pair of silver dollars, the figures made us wince. THE dollar showing "where it comes from" had individual income taxes making up 43 cents; social insurance retirement taxes, 22 cents; corporation income taxes, 18 cents; excise taxes, nine cents; borrowing, four cents; and other, four cents. We'd be happy if we could get the "other." MEANWHILE, the "where it goes" dollar had 43 cents for national defense; { 20 cents for social insurance trust funds; 14 cents for Vietnam; 13 cents for other; 11 cents for education and other major social programs; six cents, interest; four cents, veterans; and three cents, international. IN summary, a good share of three^fourths of the "where it comes from" is out of the pockets of little guy taxpayers, while 61 percent is military, past and present. We think if s terrible when a country like this has to spend that kind of money fighting (or getting ready to). IF you want a youthful figure, ask a woman her age! Science Degree To Robt. Koppen Of Whittemore ROBERT J. KOPPEN Robert J. Koppen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Koppen of Whittemore, received an Associate of Science degree from the Institute of Drafting and Technology at Morrison,-HI., Feb. 10, after two consecutive years there. Besides his drafting studies at I.D.T., the past summer he was sports editor and typist for the school paper, "News Angles", team captain for the softball team, was made student dorm council president last fall, and made the Dean's list. Robert will spend about eight days visiting at home, and will then leave for Peoria, HI., where he has accepted a position with Caterpiller Tractor Company in the engineering department as a senior draftsman. He will be working under a group of design engineers studying experimental product assembly. His future plans are to further advance in the engineering capacity and enroll at Bradley University on a co-educational assistance plan with Caterpiller Tractor Co. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Koppen and family attended the graduation ceremonies. Marilynn Koppen of Mason City and Paul Koppen of Valparaiso, Ind., also attended. DON'T MISS THIS GIGANTIC CELEBRATION! THURSDAY & FRIDAY! 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