The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 12, 1966 · Page 3
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 3

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, July 12, 1966
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don smith THE guy who first said "pitchers don't hit" probably went out and ended it all the other day after reading about the heroics of the Atlanta Braves' Tony Cloninger, who besides hurling his team to a lop-sided 17-3 victory over the Frisco Giants July 3, clouted a pair of bases-loaded home runs and a single that drove in a total of nine runs during the contest. Tony, who is the best the Braves have to offer on the mound (his win over the Giants was his ninth of the season), ran his RBI total to 18 for the season, including 17 in his last four games. We'll bet that's more RBI's than some of the Braves regulars can claim. He also has belted four home runs this season and in the same contest, teammate Rico Carty, a regular, hit his third of the campaign for the Braves. Cloninger's work in the contest (at the plate) gave him a couple of records. The 9 RBI's are the most ever by a pitcher (4 more than any National League hurler had ever batted across in one contest) and he also became the first National Leaguer to hit two grand slam homers in one game. The American League has £our who have hit a pair in a game. Vic Raschi of the Yankees drove in seven runs while pitching in a game in 1953 - the American loop's high by a hurler. We think Tony deserves a tip of The Periscope hat ! _ o_ VACATIONS are referred to as great levelers - The person who takes one returns home just as broke as the per son who stayed home because he couldn't afford to go away. - ?HOW about the case of that fellow in another part of the state who was injured in an auto accident. He lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a house. While he was unconscious right after the mishap, a certificate was obtained by investigators which okayed the taking of a blood specimen by a qualified technician. The blood was found to contain enough alcohol so a drunken driving charge could be filed - and was. Latest development has the man's attorney charging illegal search and seizure, thereby squashing the OMVI count. A judge decided in favor of the driver. We wonder what the attorney would like the charge to be - maybe invasion of privacy, after all, the car entered a home without the owner's consent, didn't it? KNOW who the first Democratic and first Republican Presidents of the U. S. were? Andrew Jackson, whose political ideas could be traced to Thomas Jefferson, was the first Democrat elected - in 1829, while Abraham Lincoln was the first Republican elected to the office in 1860. IT was after seeing the ocean for the first time that the little boy exclaimed - "Look, mother, it just keeps flushing and flushing." AN angler in this area got such a reputation for stretching the truth that he bought a pair of scales and insisted on weighing every fish he caught in the presence of a witness. One day a doctor borrowed the scales to weigh a new-born baby. The baby weighed 49 pounds. POLICE Chief Al Boekelman surprised us the other day when we walked into the city hall, entered the police station, and while conversing, pulled a "creepy crawler" out of his pocket. Now, creepy crawlers are made with plastic in a Thing- maker, another fine invention by Mattel - and even though processed with heat, they remain pliable and can be turned out in many forms - mostly insects, etc. Al's looked like a big spider and he carries it because his youngest son thought he should have one with him all the time. (We have a scorpion on the dash of our car - a product of the same type of equipment, presented to us by one of our sons and have often wondered if a passerby has seen it and worried about what might happen to the next person to sit behind the wheel of the vehicle). GOV. Harold Hughes shocked many in his audience at the annual Governor's Day held here recently with his straight forward remarks about our present education system. Crux of the talk was that pressure to" learn is sometimes so great, some students suffer emotional disturbances. He also suggested the need to consider ways to relax some of the pressures to "produce healthy, well-adjusted young people - not candidates for our mental institutions." He said he didn't grow up until he 'was 30 years old - and asked the 130 present how many of them would admit the same tiling. (It's been apparent for some time to us that a student, to be considered really outstanding, has too much to do. One that is active is naturally in many extracurricular activities and much additional school time is required in order to get the job done. As a consequence, we feel many students have to put in much too many hours on the education process, with too little time to "goof off' - and a large number perhaps consider school a bore as a result. Not only that - the system, and this is probably true everywhere, is producing far too many chiefs and too- few Indians). TRAGIC mishaps, fires, etc. in which persons lose lives and the stories which follow in newspapers (such as the UDM) often result in pictures which to some are ghastly. To view the remains of someone who has just met death is no fun (as this reporter can testify after shooting all kinds of photos at the scenes of such tragedies and law enforcement officers will tell you the same thing), but a large percentage of readers agree such pictures represent a true presentation of the facts in the happening. We've been told many times that such photos must be very trying for the immediate family of the deceased and it is. It is not the aim of many newspapers (there are some who go for sensational photos and stories to attract a certain type of reader) to inflict further sorrow on the family - but instead to cover the news completely, Unfortunately, the real problem here is the fact such tragedies continue to occar but they always have and always will I And we believe clear photos of such tragedies might convince a few to be a little more careful than they have been in the past. A Sunday School teacher was telling how Lot's wife had looked back and turned into a pillar of salt, when a little lad interrupted, "My mother looked back once while she was driving - and she turned into a telephone pole." Tuesday, July 12, 1966 Algona, (la.) Upper Dt> Motnti "Experience is the name by which men refer to their mistakes". WATCH YOUR INVESTMENTS GROW! We Are Now Paying GUARANTEED INTEREST ON CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT "At The Time and Temperature Sign" MEMBER OF F.D.I.C. & FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Iowa State Bank Tomorrow morning, make sure you're first in line at your Olds Dealer's. He's saying YES on every Olds in stock! No need to wait until Fall for a big buy on a new Olds. Big selection? YES. Big trade-ins? YES. Every Olds engineered for your greater comfort, safety, and driving satisfaction? YES. Oldsmobile Dealers have juggled the calendar to bring you Year End Savings right now on any Rocket Olds. See your nearest Olds Dealer—the YES man who hat everything for you! OUT FRONT a RocketAction Car.' CDI-D S M O BILE • \m DAD'S GARAGE, 125 S. Dodg«, Algona, Iowa

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