The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 26, 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 26, 1966
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don smrtH A couple of baseball notes. Pete Fox, one of the all-time Detroit Tiger greats, died of cancer recently at the age of 57. Pete was a real hustler, a favorite of many fans, Detroit and otherwise, and a fine hitter, with a .298 lifetime average for 13 years in the majors. He was a regular with the Tigers in the pennant-winning years of 1934, 1935 and 1940, played a total of eight years with Detroit and five with Boston. There's always room in the majors for players of his caliber. About the same time as his death, one of the really great hurlers to ever take the hill in the majors, Robin Roberts, 39, was put on waivers by the Houston Astros. He got his major league start in 1948 with the Phillies and has been around ever since. He certainly can look back at his record with pride. A local family's daughter, granddaughter and grandson came for a visit here recently, jetting in from the east where they make their home. While aboard the big airliner, breakfast was served, scrambled eggs, etc. Sitting next to the travelers headed for Algona was a very nice, elderly businessman, apparently headed for an important meeting somewhere. He seemed to enjoy the children, made paper hats and boats, etc., for them to pass the time, and disembarked from the jet. He got off after breakfast, and the mother of the children, remaining on the flight to Minneapolis, was horrified when she noticed her 13-month old daughter's scrambled eggs all over the man's nicely-pressed and cleaned suit! HAPPINESS is learning your daughter's boy friend has had his electric guitar repossessed- Johnny Carson. THE recent All-Star baseball game, played in the new Busch broiler at St. Louis and won by the National League, 2-1, in ten innings, was just as hot as the weather. It was 105 in St. Louis and 10-12 degrees warmer, on the playing field, in fact Denny McLain of the Tigers, who hurled three perfect innings for the American League, passed out from the heat in the seventh (four innings after he left the scene). The power hitters of both leagues, especially the National, got most of the space in the dailies prior to the game, but a single following an unsuccessful bunt attempt by Maury Wills of the Dodgers won the game, One double and a triple were among the 12 hits in the fray (six by each club). At any rate, it was one of the best games in the long series. AN opportunist might be referred to as any man who goes ahead and does what you always intended to do! AT a much younger age, the comics in the dailies and Sunday paper were a must - but now don't seem to follow them much - except for two. If we miss The Family Circus and Peanuls our day just isn't complete. Family Circus portrays events that occur in everyday family life - and anyone with kids (or who raised any) will recognize most ofthehappeningsportrayed. Peanuts is an off-beat sort of thing - and the type of comical goings-on that seem to appeal, and bring a laugh into a not- too-happy world. A secret is som ething you tell one person at a time I THE Kennedys weren't the only ones who shot the rapids during a recent weekend. While their party of 12, plus former Astronaut John Glenn, was much larger than ours, we doubt if they had any more fun or trouble than we did. We being yours truly, Harlan Steburg, Midwest Printing foreman here, and Archie Taylor, his side-kick at work and president of The Periscope Fan Club. None of us are what you would call very salty sailors in fact, after we climbed aboard our kayak, it was discovered none of us had ever been on water before. Undaunted, and fearless, we headed for the only "River of No Return" in this area - the Des Moines. The main reason (in fact, the only reason) we tried the Des Moines river was finances. Add to this the perilous nature of the waters here and you can see we were looking for adventure. The trip started at the bridge north of Algona - and wound up near the the sewage treatment plant where Harlan fell overboard and we had trouble distinguishing him from the rest of the debris in the water. The photo above shows this writer, bottom, and Archie (thaf s the treatment plant in the background), waving frantically for help from the nearest shore. (You don't need to think we were going to dive into that murky water. Neither one of us has even been tabbed as heroes and the record remains the same after this excursion). At any rate, a couple of eight year olds, fishing nearby, pulled Harlan from the briney, averting a catastrophe, and we returned to our homes a tired, but wiser crew. The report on our trip over the rapids here was not in the big dailies because all the space in them was devoted to the "other" trip in Idaho. A fellow told me the other day how a friend of his almost got out of blame for a minor auto mishap in a nearby city. His friend was pulling up to a stop sign at an intersection and there was a car with an elderly driver stopped in front of him. The fellow applied his brakes - and discovered they didn't work, S o his car hit the other in the rear. He jumped out of his car, ran up to the side of the car carrying the surprised elderly man and said, "What do you mean, backing into my car that way?" K didn't work, however, as a policeman nearby saw the whole incident. SMALL boy to chum - "So that's it. I always figured the stork had too short a wingspread to carry an eight-to*4en -pound load." Seneca 4-H To Have Campout SENECA - Seneca Stars 4-JH Club met at the home of K4thy Algona, (la.) Upper Dei Moines Tuesday, July 26, 1966 Herril July 9. The group planned an overnight vacation trip to Lake Okoboji lor August 5-6. Barbara Andrew was appointed club reporter. Illustrated talks were given by Linda Sue Kracht and Anna Menz. Kathy Merrill led the group in singing and Becky Jensen had charge of a short recreational period. A Good Grooming contest was held with Mrs. Elmer Hannisch as judge. Junior winner was Susan Fortney; intermediate, Barbara Andre; and Ann Fort- 'ney, Linda Sue Kracht and Anna Menz tied for senior good grooming honors. Mrs. Clarence Menz was guest mother and other guests included Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Bailey. The Seneca Stars are working on their fair projects and will /hold their local achievement show Friday, July 29, 7:30 p.m., at the Lone Rock Legion Hall. A CLASSIFIED AD . WILL GET FAST RESULTS SUMMER Color-Fast Webbing! 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