The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 16, 1966 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, August 16, 1966
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don smith AIRPLANE crashes (like vehicular mishaps) which result in the loss of life are always tragic. It's difficult to picture for instance, the scene of an airline crash which claims a large number of lives, with bodies (or parts of them), luggage, clothing, and of course airplane wreckage strewn over a wide area. And when one really well- known persons dies in a crash, it seems more people are affected because they feel they knew that person. Such was the case when Tony Lema, 32, one of the most popular of the famous professional golfers, his wife, Betty, 30, Mrs. Doris Mullen, 43, and Dr. Geoge Bard, 41, pilot and co-pilot of a Bonanza that crashed near Lansing, HI., killing all aboard. Lema, known to many as "Champagne Tony", had competed in the P. G. A. Tournament at Akron, Ohio, and was on his way to another tourney when the crash claimed his life. One strange twist was the fact that the aircraft slammed to earth on a golf course. Tony had ranked among the top pro money winners since 1963 and placed fourth in winnings that year and the next - and won the British Open in 1964. He won many other tourneys and in 1965 finished out of the money only three times in 25 starts. His winnings were in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Many of the men he played against in tourneys were shocked, just as were thousands of golf fans, when they heard of his death. Tony will be missed from the golf scene for some time, because he undoubtedly would have had many years left in competition. COACH of a Catholic Youth Organization League basketball team in San Francisco invited any neighborhood kid to try out and the response to his call was excellent. The starting five on the championship outfit were all Baptists. NOTICED the other day where a fellow in Indiana is suing General Motors for $1,000,000, charging the large corporation distributed a car too high- powered for public safety. Those Senate investigators sure stirred things up in the auto (and damage) industry. The Indiana suit alleges a 1960 Chevrolet Impala was going 115 miles per hour when it was involved in a 3- car crash, resulting in serious injuries for the plaintiff in the matter. The suit contends the company was negligent "in releasing upon the general public a machine which was much more dangerous than was reasonable and necessary" and the G. M. bragged about "bow high- powered its automobiles were in mass media advertising which has encouraged irresponsible persons to drive at extremely high speeds." Good gosh, we are sorry for anyone injured in a highway crash, but we fail to see whay G.M. and newspapers should be blamed for encouraging irresponsible persons to fiendish acts on the highways - or anywhere elseJ Practically anything a person hears or reads can also be heard or read by irresponsible persons - but they were that way before they heard or read it. We'll bet right now that G.M. won't lose that million dollar suit. A few months ago, Readers Digest had these comments to make about women's fashions Looks as if today's fashions have gone thigh high; If skirts get any shorter, they'll have to hand out a baton with every dress; Women should be thankful that the laws requiring truth in packaging don't apply to them. LOTS of times we (probably like everyone) daydream - and the results are often ridiculous. Like this. Did you ever wonder why a tree is called a tree and not a river? Did you ever wonder why watermellon is called that and not automobile? Why a typewriter is called that and not a hand car? Why a wheel is a wheel and not a rock? Or Why sweet corn tastes so good (no, we got off the subject there). Knowing little about the derivation of many words(believe it or not, we know som e), it wasn't possible to look up the subject, so I guess we'll go on thinking about it. In the meantime, don't forget to attend the Kossuth County Cloudy, which begins at the forest here Tire 16. WE'VE saluted several area persons who have retired following fine careers - and this week, we decided to give Johnny Longden, one of the most famous, if not the most famous, -jockeys of all time. Johnny tossed aside the silks after riding his 6,032nd winner recently - and did it in typical Longden fashion. His horse, George Royal, was dead last early in the race and was seventh not far from the finish wire. However, Johnny gave her the gun and the horse barely nosed to victory. To prove what some of the other top jockeys think of him - they came up to Longden after the great (and last) win, and asked him for his autograph. Here's a tip of the hat to Johnny Longden! WHO were the last .400 hitters in the major leagues? Many baseball fans know Ted Williams of the Red Sox was the last in the American League. He hit .406 in 1941, while BUI Terry, famous New York Giant, batted .401 in 1930 - the last time in the National. ABOUT 25 1/2 years ago, Miss Viola Bohlen, English Lit teacher and drama director at Algona High School, was beginning to select a cast for the senior class play. Try-outs were held and each part filled, except one. This writer had been in the junior class play a year earlier, but due to basketball, then track, didn't think there was enough time to spend on rehearsals. However, Miss Bohlen (undoubtedly upset no end because the cast wasn't complete) came to the senior study hall the following afternoon, slid into the seat beside mine and told of her plight. I wasn't buying the story, but when she said, "The part is just perfect for you you're the only one in the class that can portray it properly and it's the lead," I finally agreed to look the script over and make a decision. She wanted an answer right then, so I finally said okay, then asked about the part and so forth. Shouldn't have. She told me the character I was to portray was that of a person not quite all there! Despite her appraisal of me, the rehearsals and night of the play were fun and the play a smash hit! There have been many times since when I was sure her judgment on my mental capacity hit the nail right on the head. AFTER buying a pair of stretch pants, one woman eagerly awaited the comment of her husband. "They make your feet look big, too," he said. Rose Kahler Of Burt Is Nurse Grad Aug. 7 , (to.) Upptr DM Melnet Tuetday, August 16, 1966 ROSE KAHLER Rose Ella Kahler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alva Kahler of Burt, graduated Aug. 7 from St. Vincent Hospital School of Nursing in Sioux City. Ceremonies were held at Heelan auditorium, with Stanley L. Greigg, Sixth District Congressman, giving the commencement address. Rev. John McCluhan, director of education at St. Vincent, presented candidates for diplomas. Sister M. Delores conferred the deplomas. A mass was celebrated at 11 a.m. for graduates, followed by presentation of school pins by Sr. M. Agatha and Mrs. Charles Hacker, class sponsor. Shower Fetes Mrs. Heinen Of LuVerne A pink and blue shower honored Mrs. Duane Heinen Monday evening in the Mrs. Dennis Holmes home with Norma Heinen and Connie Schnetzer, co-hostesses. Guests were Mrs. Clem Stripling, Mrs. Fay Harmon, Mrs. Sherman Arends, Mrs. Bryce A. Wickett, Mrs. Jessie Stripling, Mrs.L.B. Shelton, Mrs. Heinen's mother, Mrs. LaVerne Bosworth and Mrs. Dottle Brown of Corwith. Also Mr. Heinen's mother, Mrs. Herman Heinen and his aunt, Mrs. William Steil, LuVerne. - o - Mrs. Duane Heinen is the secretary of the LuVerne Community School. They live in Corwith and she commutes daily. Guests the past week in the Alvin Weber home were their grandsons, Skip and Scott, Burnsville, Minn. Their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Weber, came to take them home. Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Weber brought the boys here after attending a Twins baseball game. Mr. and Mrs. James Mallory, sponsors of the MYF of the Lu- Verne Methodist church, were hosts to a picnic supper for the group at their home Tuesday evening. They had completed bean-walking on the M. L. Barton farm two miles south of Lu- Verne, which is a project for the church. Mr. and Mrs. Jack McClellan left Friday for San Diego, Calif., for a visit with his brother, Mr. and Mrs. Howard (Bud) Mc- Clellan. The McClellan children, Craig, Pamela and Karen are in the care of Jack's sister, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Meyer and family, during their absence. Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Marty and five children of Oxford-, Nebr., arrived Friday for their vacation with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Marty and Mrs. Clara McClellan. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Wickett and Steven were joined by her cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Frances Pitlik of Cedar Rapids. 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