The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 13, 1966 · Page 7
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YOU KNOW, it's very difficult to try and figure out just how many baseball records Willie Mays is going to set before he hangs up his spikes for the last time, but all the big sports writers don't give him much chance to get close to Babe Ruth's record of 714 home runs. Personally, barring serious injury, we think he might come real close, despite the fact he's now 35 years old. After all, his best home run season (not counting 1966) was last year when he smacked 52 — and he was 34 then, so who's to say he can't approach the Babe's great mark. Right now, Willie is the game's greatest right handed home run hitter. He claimed that mark when number 30 this season went off his bat recently against the Cardinals. It ran his career total to 535, one more than the great Jimmy Foxx managed during a fabulous career. IF Willie should average 35 per year for five more years what would his total be ? In the neighborhood of 720, which would put him on top of the heap. We'll admit the five years might be stretching it — but the way he's played during his career — it's tough to sell him short. At any rate, Willie has been (and is) one of the all-time greats in the game. HEADLINES in the daily papers told the story of action on highways in Iowa and the nation during the Labor Day weekend "26 Traffic Deaths Set Iowa Record", "Nation's Traffic Toll Hits AU-Time High", "26DieOn Iowa Highways", "Record Iowa Holiday Toll on Highways", "Teen Fatalities Swell Toll To 636" and "26 Road Deaths Mar Iowa Holiday." BAD breath is better than no breath at all ! WE see where the Iowa Taxpayers Assn. recently said that preliminary estimates indicate property taxes will shoot up a record $50 million or more in the state next year. We haven't heard anyone cheering the announcement I The figure as announced was the result of a study of budgets of a large num ber of school districts, cities, towns and counties. It would up the total property tax load to $558 million for taxes payable next year, compared to about $502 million being paid during 1966- or about nine percent higher. So, if your taxes are $200 during 1966, figure you'll be paying $218 in 1967. Now, do we hear anyone cheering ? One thing the increase might do. It could get all of us closer in touch with the poverty plan - as recipients ! - ?- . . 1 won't say that Pm old, but a little over a month ago I had a birthday and when my wife, Trudy, lit the candles on the cake, all three of our kids were overcome by the heat ! -?WHEN the Twins' Jim Kaat hurled a 3-hitter and notched his 20th victory of the campaign with a 1-0 win over the White Sox recently, we thought of the three or four times we have seen the big, clumsy-appearing "Kitty" hurl at Met Stadium. From all we can gather, Jim's a real good fellow — and while he looks clumsy, must be rated one of the top fielding pitchers in the game today. And he's a better-than-average hitter and banter, a couple of other angles that have helped him to many wins during his six years in the American League. By the way, his 1-0 victory was the first in his major league career by that margin. The win was also the fifth straight over the Sox this season and ninth straight extending back to last year. In one stretch, he retired 16 straight Sox hitters. We can't think of anyone we'd rather see hit the 20-game mark in a season than Jim . His high previously was 18. IF lawyers are disbarred and ministers unfrocked, perhaps electricians get delighted, Far Eastern diplomats disoriented, cashiers distilled, alpine climbers dismounted, piano tuners unstrung, orchestra leaders disbanded, artists' models deposed, cooks deranged, nudists redressed, office clerks defiled, mediums dispirited and dressmakers unbiased. FOR some time now, there's been lots of talk about Iowa's obsolete jails — and the subject has crept into discussions around the state since the recent suicide by hanging of a 16-year old girl. Of course, most of the stories about her hanging have dealt with the law end of the matter. The fact she should not have been held— officers had no right to do so — her step-father was at fault — etc. However, most jails in Iowa do not have cells fitted for youngsters — and many have no facilities for women. It's not good. Take Kossuth county for instance. An arrest here of a woman (or juvenile) that calls for jailing that person means he or she must be taken to a jail in another town where facilities are available. Of course, one of the problems in such instances is getting the prisoner to and from the courtroom here — with a trip to and from the jail 23 miles away. There's been much talk about jails set up to serve more than one county — centrally located in one of the counties so mileage and inconvenience would not be so great. No exact figures have ever been put forth here on the cost of a new jail - which many will admit is needed-but rumors have it set at $75,000 to $100,000. To escape the possibility of having such a tragedy occur in this area - wouldn't such an expenditure seem worthwhile? A couple of miles of blacktopping cut from the county budget might 0NE DOLL2IR OR LESS buys a 3-minute station call to anywhere in the U. S. (except Alaska and Hawaii) if you call after 8 p.m. or anytime on Sunday. Plus tax. Call tonight! Northwestern Bell provide such a jail. How about it, taxpayers, would you favor such a plan? If so, write to your congressman ! STICKER on a small foreign sports car - "Help stamp out tall dogs." Algone, (la.) Upp«r Det Moinftt Tuesday, Sept. 13, 1966 Today's mighty oak is just a little nut that held its ground. Success comes to him who hustles while lie waits. Those who know Know ; MINNEAPOLIS JIRVINGTONj § By Marguerite Hayes 1 liiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiintiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiil Mr. and Mrs. Herman Becker returned Sunday after a few days trip in Wisconsin and then Mpls. and St. Paul to attend the fair. Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Mawdsley and Mr. and Mrs. Milford Plathe drove to Mpls. on Wed., for a few days and attended the State Fair at St. Paul. Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Thomas of Triumph, Minn, and their daughter Lorrainne and husband of Tulsa Okla. called on friends here Thursday, p.m. Mr. Thomas was agent for c & NW Rwy Co. here 20-years-ago, then moved to Triumph, Minn., where lie's been agent since. He retired Sept. 1, 1966. Marguerite Hayes spent Labor Day weekend in Minneapolis, Minn., with her nephew and wife, the Donald Frankls. MOTOR HOTEL For Convenience ... For Luxury Accommodations... I For Friendliness... For Budget Rates... For Resort- like Atmosphere ... Easily Accessible to All Highways • IO. r i I leli^litful Air- ('oiiditioned Rooms Mild Suites • Naliiiiiiil C.nlil Mrilnl Awjinl dented S\\iiiimill« I'(HI! • Coinplele Hutel Sen Jens • IM-HinirSwileliliiiitril • Tree TV • I'ltiy Arm I-IM Children • HnbvSillel Sen ire EXCELLENT FOOD - - Redwood Om ini> Room featuring Hearth Charcoal ttroiled Sltaks — Collte Shop op«n tiom 6:00 i m 'till Midnight — Cocktail Lounge Amplt fin Parking m front 01 Your Room .!• ^WOU notll ' SINGLE ROOMS $ 8.50 to J 9.50 DOUBLE ROOMS SI7.SO to S14.00 I. I H| | m sain-mum «nh Adgllt Wir« ot xnle (or Rtitnralloru — Phoru (Aria 61?) 588 4665 HOLIDAY MOTOR HOTIl Jtl Highwayt 100 and 55 Wet! Mmnjipohi ??. Minneiota Minuttt from Dotinlonn — 15'Mmutti Irom Mtl SUdiu Mom« ot lh« Tnmi and Vitmgt — 20 Mmutn Irom Inl Airport Public Auction We will hold a public auction on the Larson-Johnson farm located 4 miles east of 169 & 18 junction at Algona, to the Drive-in Theater corner then l'/2 miles south, on 1.-00P.M. 1:00 P.M. SAT., SEPT. 17 MACHINERY 2 H Farmalls, on* with real good tires. 2-row cultivator for H. Chains for H. 36 ft. almost new Lindsay wide type grain elevator with PTO and truck hopper. McD. 8 ft. grain binder, good canvas. McD. 2-row mounted planter. IHC endgata seeder. Woods Bros, single row picker. J.D. 2 bottom 14 in. plow on rubber. M.M. manure spreader. M.M. 11 ft. disc. Coats stalk cutter. Sears farm trailer with good straight wood box. Farm trailer with straight wood box. Farm trailer with hay rack. J.D. hand com shelter. 11 ft. spring tooth. J.D. cylinder corn shelter. O.K. ensilage cutter. McD. 6 ft. horse drawn mower. 1951 4-door Hudson car, 12,000 actual miles, real clean and sharp. Avery 28 in. threshing machine. MISCELLANEOUS Cement mixer. Buzz saw. Power lawn mower. Dump rake. Potato plow. Steel road grader. Rubber tired wheel barrow. 2 Deering corn binders. Cob tank heater. Some used lumber. 4-S Cream separator. 100 gallon gas barrel. Some woven wire and some barb wire. Lots of good tools, etc. HOUSEHOLD GOODS~ Real good G.E. refrigerator with full width freezer compartment, Lazy Susan shelves 12 cu. ft. Coldspot chest-type deep freeze, like new. Maytag 6 cu. ft. chest-type deep freeze. Maytag gas cook stove. 1 good coal cook stove and 1 old cook stove. Good Maytag washing machine. Copper boiler. Large white Perfection kerosene cook stove. Real good light gray kitchen table and 4 chairs, like new. Kenmore natural gas space heater, like new. Kerosene space heater. Hardwood dining room table, 6 chairs and buffet. Green studio couch. 3 piece living room suite. Writing desk. Library table. Several good chairs. (Sood wooden bedroom suite, complete, bed, dresser and chest of drawers. Wood bed, complete. 2 steel beds, complete. 3 good hardwood dressers. 2 steel clothes closets. Cedar Chest. Large clothes chest. Many cooking utensils, dishes, blankets, rugs and many good items too numerous to mention and some antiques. TERMS: CnMrimake arrangementswith clerk before sole. No property to be removed until settled for. Not responsible for accidents should any occur. JAMES ANDREAttN, Conservator for JOHNSON & LARSON AUCTIONEERS: Quinn and Leek CLERK: Red Madsen, Burr, Iowa

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