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(la.) Upper Des MoineS Thursday, Jufy 7, 1966 Diane Walker Of Algona Weds Dennis Fritz Here J Diane Walker, daughter of Mrs. Madelia Walker and the late Melvln Walker, Algona, became the bride of Dennis Ray Fritz, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Fritz, Wesley, in a June 25 ceremony at Trinity Lutheran church with Rev. G. J. C. Gerike officiating at the double ring ceremony. The bride's escort was her brother, Dennis, home on leave from the U. S. Navy. Diane Pompe was maid of honor and Donna Besch was bridesmaid. Best man was Alvin Meyer and groomsman was Richard Fritz. Ushers were Uoyd Bartell and Dennis Sealeld. Flower-girl was Lori Pompe and Mike Walker was ring-bearer. Organist was Wilbert Ruhnke and soloist M.rs. James Spauldlng. The bride wo re a chapel-length gown with brush train entirely of ChantiUy lace. The softly rounded neckline and hemline •*ere scalloped edged. Full length sleeves of the Empress Josephine silhouette high rise bodice topped a sheath skirt. A small bow accented the waistline in front, while a large bow caught the waistline in the back. The bridal crown was of seed pearls, Chantilly lace inserts and crystal beads. It held a 3- tier veil of illusion. A wedding reception in tne •church parlors took place at 8:30. Betty Walker was in charge of the pest book. Mrs. Harry Vigdal and' Mrs. Ray Vigdal poured. Table waitresses were Eileen Reilly, Ethel May Henry and Judy Wolter. The bride formerly worked in the Hotel Coffee Shop. The groom, a Titonka graduate, has been in the U. S. Army for the past two years. (Photo by Poundstone). GOT a hurry-up call from Howie Stephenson, who besides being Algona High's successful basketball coach also serves as athletic director at the school, Friday, June 24, right after dinner. Howie wanted to know if I would do a favor for a couple of friends. I said, "Sure?" without even asking who the friends were. As It turned out, the friends were Howie and Keith Christie, Algona 1 s baseball head man (and new football coach). It seemed they needed an umpire to work the bases during the Algona-Humboldt game slated at 6;30 that day - and while I wasn't really let down when told they couldn't find anyone else, the words that tensed me up were when Christie explained later the game would have something to do with settling at least a portion of the North Central Conference championship. Now, yours truly had not worked anything higher up than an occasional little league game since 1955 or '56 (that's when we closed out six years of refereeing and umpiring all kinds of contests in this area), so there was some doubt in the back of the mind about modern day mechanics of umpiring. What I mean is you forget things. Umpiring is a lot like typing or driving a car - you don't forget many of the things you learned, but at times there are little things that are very important to the game. For a couple of innings, for instance, I had a little trouble remembering the exact spots to cover witli men on base. It came to me, though, and seemed quite natural from then on - until a couple of days later I was told those places, in some instances, have been changed. At any rate, with Swede Batt of Burt behind the plate, the game was well played - there were no serious beefs, despite the fact both of us had some good calls to make - and to top it off, Algona' s CraigEspe fired a no-hitter and the locals won, 7-0. One member of the Algona squad, seeing us approach the diamond just before the game, said, "Your headline in the UDM can read 'Don Smith and Bulldogs Beat Humboldt' - if we win." It was quite an experience, which we enjoyed, and the lads on both clubs were perfect gentlemen on the field sjid benches. DO you know where a 400- pound gorilla sleeps ? Anywhere he wants to ! ASK any high 'school coach about players they eventually have on their squads as to the advantages of Little League Baseball - and they will tell you it's a big help. I have had many discussions on the subject with coaches in this area and they all favor the set-up. Little League Baseball is not the perfect answer - but in most cases, the only way to develop talent with a ball, bat and glove. The Little League program here (for the most part) is successful due to the work, sweat and gray hairs of a small handful of men. This season, there has been a shortage of umpires which at times has caused problems. With some 300 boys participating on 22 teams, it takes a lot of doing to play the games each Monday through Thursday. Usually, the coach who is blessed with the best talent wins gam3s, while others, who might be bstter versed in the sp?rt, settle with a tail nnd club when the season is over. While winning is not supposed to be the goal here, don't ever try and sell your squad on that idea. Every boy who practices regularly and shows up for games is supposed to get a shot at playing at least an inning in each of his team's games, and with some squads having as many as 16 boys, it is necessary to do some head- scratching to get them all into action. There are a few on each squad with a lot of natural talent and norm illy these boys will remiin in action every inning. They are not necessarily favorites of the coaches (often the kid with the least talent of all is the real favorite because he is trying all the time with no results), but that old will to 'vin remains a thing to contend with, so they become the mainstays of the team. Coaches and umpires don't put in full time at the job (they can't because they all work to earn a living), so if they make a few mistakes, and maybe your boy doesn't play very much, don't take it out on them - they're rmly human ! In many cases, it would be a big help if dad would get out in the yard with his boy and play catch with him (complete with fly balls and grounders), because the coaches can't be expected to turn out a Zoilo Versalles in six weeks. (All the above can also be said for the girls' softball program). YOU never can tell about women, and if you can, you shouldn't 1 RIDING around seems to be a popular pasttime for many persons. We were out on one of our three weekly "tours'* of the, city. State Park, etc., the evening of June 21 (it had reached 90 on the thermometer that day and felt hotter), and while heading east on McGregor street got flagged down by one of our county peace officers, Don Wood, deputy sheriff. We saw his frantic signalling in our rear view mirror and noted he wanted us to turn in at his house. Being past his driveway, a "bootleg" turn got us headed in the right direction. Our group had no idea what Don and Esther wanted, but we pulled in, anyway. Stopping the car, we saw the tallest Wood, Sig, Simpson College center, working on his latest auto, glanced toward Don - and here he came, headed right at us with a watermelon under his arm. Our football reflexes made us think of "tackling the man with the ball", but thought better of it when we considered age, lack of some dexterity and the possibility of cold watermelon down the back. Anyway, we went out in the back yard, Esther sliced the watermelon and we stood there eating it the way it should be eaten - "sloppy", and spitting the seeds and throwing rinds into a big water tub, It made a real hit with us - and believe me, some hot night the Woods are going to get stopped at our driveway for the same treatment ! OUR job requires attendance at many, many sporting events in this area - year in, year out - and unless the contest, be it baseball, basketball, football, track or what have you, is a complete lop-sided runaway, we really enjoy going. What better way can any fan spend ' an evening (or late afternoon) than watching young athletes trying to do their best for the public. Now to the subject at which we're aiming. Why don't more fans attend regular season games? We'll admit lack of seating in some cases keeps people away (or at least serves as a perfect excuse), but when tournaments roll around many of those same "fans" are the first in line for tickets - and cry the most if they don't get thorn. On the other side are Algona Girl Plans Wedding In September CATHERINE BLEICH The engagement of Catherine Bleich and Eric Bartleson is announced by her mother. They are the children of Mrs. Ann Bleich, Algona, and the late Marten Bleich and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bartleson, Forest City. Miss Bleich is a nurse in St. Mary's hospital at Rochester, Minn., and Mr. Barteson is attending Mankato State College at Mankato. A September wedding is planned. the loyal, year in and year out, fans who hardly ever miss an event and yet rmjiy times are crowded out of the tourney seats (or refuse to try and get then because they know the others will be first). We think the High School Athletic Association would make a really great move if the tickets were allocated on the basis of earlier attendance during the season - students, season ticket holders first, etc. If the Association ever decides to show preference to persons who are real fans, many feel it would be the greatest thing since the Declaration of Independence, and it would do away with so many who go to a basketball tournament and don't know a field goal from a croquet mallet. There. Now, all you fans, there are still a lot of good high school baseball games (and Little League games, too) left this summer - why not go out and lend your vocal support (but not in a catty way) to your favorites. It's fun - and you can't beat being outside at the' old ball game. THSRE'S one thing about baldness- it's neat! Former Swea Man Married On June 4 SWEA - EAGLE - Evalena Faye Scott, daughter of Mrs. Delores Scott of Yuba City, Cal., and Gordon Berg Garrison, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon T. Garrison of Swea City, were united in marriage in a double ring ceremony at the Algona Presbyterian church June 4, at 2 p.m. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Walter Morz in the presence of family and friends. The bride was given by Dr. Melvin Virnig. Mrs. Carolyn Berkland was matron of honor and best man was Darrel Berkland. The reception following the ceremony was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Darrel Berkland, Fenton, The cake was cut by Mrs. Mary Kay Gorman, Mrs. Dennis Guerdet presided at the coffee service and Mrs. Bernard Laabs served the punch. The couple left for a few days in Des Moines. They will make their home on a farm south of Swea City. The new Mrs. Garrison graduated from Yuba City high school and attended Chico State College as a biological science major. She is presently employed by Dr. Melvin Virnig. of Blue Earth. Gordon graduated from Roosevelt high school in Des Moines and attended the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colo. He presently farms south of Swea City. Dinner guests at the home of Mrs. Lillian Gabel recently were her brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Christopherson, Heron Lake, Minn., and Mr. and Mrs. George Paarson. Mr. and Mrs. Herman Gabel were afternoon callers. Cathy Ranae, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Art W. Larson, was baptized June 12atlmmanuel Lutheran church, Swea City, at morning services with Rev. Peterson officiating. Sponsors were grandparents, the Sam Larsons, and the Ronald Johnsons. Dinner guests at the Larsons following services were the Sam Larsons and Anne, the Ronald Johnsons, Sharon Johnson and friend, Cedar Rapids, and Pastor and Mrs. Peterson and boys. The Art W. Larsons and family and Mr. and Mrs. Sam Larson and Ann spent the weekend at Okoboji. Mrs. Virgil Jensen submitted to major surgery at St. Mary's hospital, Rochester, last week. Her husband and Mr. and Mrs. Weldon Brandt visited her Sunday. The Walter Goraczkowskis visited his mother, Mrs. Dora Goraczkowski at Armstrong, Sunday evening. Mrs. Marvin Nelson "of Fullerton, Cal. is visiting her sister-in-law, theMancilHurlburts, and other relatives in the area and at Estherville. The annual Brandt reunion was held in Reynolds Park Sunday with the following relatives in attendance: Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Brandt, Mr. and Mrs. Art Brandt and their daughter and family, all of Elmore, Mrs. Warden Schmidt and family, Titonka, Mrs. Martha Sebroeder, Ledyard, Mr. and .Mrs. Ronald Schroeder and family, Swea City, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Gade and family, Whittemore, Mrs. Wayne Jorgensen and children, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Brock and family, Ringsted, Mr. and Mrs. Johnie Tobin and family and Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Kardt and family, Fairmont. Carmen Larsen and two girl friends left Sunday evening from Chicago to tour several European countries. They were to land in London, England, then Norway, Denmark, Germany, Italy and Switzerland. They will leave Paris Aug. 19 for home. The , ( Harvey C. Larsens took Carman ; " to Cedar Rapids on Saturday then drove to Morrison, DJ. to visit at the Sid Troolin home. Caryl Larsen came from Northfield, Minn, to visit her parents over the weekend. Mr. and Mrs. Martin Holcomb and family are spending two weeks here with the P. A. Hoi- combs and other relatives. They FEDERAL LAND BANK FARM lLOANSi on your land provide safety-low payments long term-privilege of payinganytitne without penalty—cash dividends-adaptability to changing needs-other advantages with an organization that has several timeo reduced interest when money costs make it possible CONTACT | FEDERAL LAND BANK OFFICE SouthofPenneysin Algona Preferably on Mondays and Wednesdays or at Forest City office - One block East of Court House Tuesdays, and Fridays. E, H. Hutching Mgr. Mrs. Helen Hcias live at Baltimore, Md. Mr. and Mrs. Roger Holcomb and family of Mason City were weekend guests at the P. A. Holcomb home also. Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Brones and Mr. and Mrs. Warren Brones and children attended a family picnic at the Stanly Bowman home at Forest City Sunday, Jay Brones returned home with the Andrew Broneses to visit for a time. The Everett Rippentrop family attended the Tapper reunion at Buffalo Center Sunday. Rev. and Mrs. Dean 01 sen of Topeka, Kansas have been house guests at the Dettmer Thompson home. Sunday the Olsons enjoyed a picnic dinner with his mother, Mrs. Albert Olson, a brother, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Olson and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Bowman, all of Forest City. Coffee guests at the Gordon Garrison home Saturday to meet the newly-married Mrs. Gordon Garrison, Jr. were Mrs. Lawrence Hantelman, Mrs. Cass Klocke, Mrs. Herman Gabel, Mrs. Joe Culbertson, Jr. Mrs. Ed Frerichs, Mrs. George Johnson, Mrs. Rymond Gardner and Mrs. Elmer Hanish. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Frerichs and family were Sunday guests at the home of her sister, Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Westfall, Graettinger. Attend Rites Relatives from a distance attending the funeral of Mrs. Frank Cink included Mr. and Mrs. Joe Malek, Cleveland, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. George Cink, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Cink and Mr. and Mrs. John Cink, Parker, S. 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