The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 11, 1966 · Page 12
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 12

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, October 11, 1966
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don smith cars of a Milwaukee freight train jumped the tracks about G 1/2 miles west of here from a real nice farmer, John Simpson. John called the house to tell us about the mishap and said we could get to the site easiest by driving through one of his fields. He met us (the whole family was along) outside his house and directed us through the field in the car, telling how to miss certain bumps and rocks - and made what could have been a difficult job a lot easier.Thanks, John. THE Salesman's Bureau here is quite a humming outfit - not in a musical way - but the group practically always has something going in the way of a project through which local residents benefit. Their next outing is the annual Pancake Day, which will be held Oct. 22 at the high school Annex here, with pancakes, eggs and sausage to be served from 7-9 a.m. and 11-1 p.m. Now, here are the benefits to the community. First off, Girl Scouts are selling the tickets, so they stand to pick up some cash for their activities, then proceeds from the meal will be used to buy a new Santa Claus suit for the Chamber of Commerce. Each time this group does something, funds derived are then spent for som e- thing that is needed here. Last year's receipts were spent for Christmas decorations for the business district. You're doing a good deed (and getting a bargain, too) when you support this organization in its projects. Another good project, we think, is the sale of light bulbs by the local Lions Club. The boys (?) are making the rounds tonight (Oct. ll)door-to-door here, selling sacks of bulbs as they have in recent years. Your donation to this cause is also aimed in the right direction - as money above costs is used to support the eye bank project and local Halloween party. Here again, you can't go wrong. Turn on your porch light and greet the Lions salesman who calls on you with money in hand. They're a good bunch! - ?WITHOUT a doubt - The really happy man is the one who can enjoy the scenery when he has to take a detour. -?ONE of our favorite actors (and popular with many, many fans), Eric Fleming, known better to TV viewers as Gil Favor on "Rawhide", met death by drowning recently while working on a movie in Peru. At the time of his death, Fleming, 41, was in a canoe with another actor, Nico Minardos, on the fast flowing Huallaga River, about 340 miles northeast of Lima, when the craft capsized. Minardos made it to shore safely, but Fleming was swept away by the current and his body found several days later. They were on location filming "Selva Alta" (High Jungle) at the time of the tragedy. The 6-4 Fleming became famous as Favor, the hard-driving foreman on the "Rawhide" series - and left it more than a year ago for other acting jobs. The program, which was popular for years on TV K lasted less than a year after he left the cast. He appeared in several stage plays before making his debut in Hollywood on TV, After leaving the TV show, he was in the movie "Glass Bottom Boat" with Doris Day and had said he planned to quit acting and retire to Hawaii,. He was reportedly very wealthy and was not married, - ?<• GOT some help I really appreciated recently when three OF course women aren't what they used to be. They used to be girls! - ? ALEX Karras has long been a favorite football player of ours- but I'm afraid that's all over after his statements the other day about college football, coaches and the University of Iowa. He made the remarks in an issue of a national magazine, and while we're not stupid enough to believe many college athletes perform for the love of the game, we can't go along with what Alex said. Actually, for many years, quite a few college athletes have gotten a free ride for at least four years on the basis of athletic competition in a variety of fields. If a kid is a good high school athlete, big and high enough in his subjects, (although not always required), it is not uncommon to have schools vying for his services - on a commercial level. Apparently, Karras got sour, even though he got the free ride. The tone of his remarks - and coming 10 years after he was an All- American at Iowa, makes him seem not too sharp upstairs. He not only bit the hand that fed him originally, but also showed his true mental, colors by taking that long to make up his mind about it! He displayed about as much sense as his act a few years ago when he wound up getting booted out of the NFL for a season. WHAT ever happened to the college students who used to eat live goldfish or tried to WOULD YOU BELIEVE... YOU CAN CUT YOUR LABOR COSTS AS MUCH AS 75% WITH A BRADY 4-ROW CHOPPER? Yes . . . and we can guarantee it! Want proof? Just ask for a FREE demonstration on your farm. No obligation. You'll see in a hurry why BRADY is FIRST in 4-row sales...FIRST in performance in the field. BRADY FIELD SHREDDERS Giant 4-row model cuts a full 144"! The most copied 4-row on the market. Also available in 2 smaller models to cut 80" or 60" wide. These "beefed-up" units completely shred and pulverize tough, thick, stalks . . . with less tractor power than you can imagine. BUSCHER BROS. IMPLEMENT 1015 No. Main ALGONA 5et as many persons as possible into a telephone booth or Volkswagen? Those pranks were pretty "in line" compared to what some of the "egg heads" are doing nowadays. Take for instance the case of the Iowa State University student who planted a bomb on the 46 yard line of the varsity football field. Luckily, it exploded when touched off by a sod rolling machine and not when someone stepped on it. His plans called for either a member of the band or a football player to touch it off and according to reports, if that had happened, someone might have been killed and certainly maimed as a result. He was fined $500 and given a three month jail sentence - a punishment that hardly seems rough enough for an act that threatened human life. Despite the fact he did it to create more excitement for the Iowa State Nebraska game, we feel he should have been dealt with much more firmly by the court. Someone 20 years old certainly should know the difference between an innocent prank (one that couldn't possibly hurt someone) and an act that is dangerous to others. It's a cinch, goldfish were safer and we'd like to see a return to that type of prank in the near future. Algona, (la.) Upper D«$ Meino TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1966 A girl's plans for the future seldom take shape until she does. Lone Rock By Mrs. Jesse Blanchard Mr. and Mrs. AndrewThomsen of Lone Rock visited their daughter and family Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Hughes at Sac City on Sunday. Connie Hughes the Thomsen granddaughter who is a senior at Sac City high school has been notified that she is a semi-finalist in the National Merit Scholarship. Connie also has had the honor of being among the highest scoring students in Iowa. Mrs. Evelyn Earring of Lone Rock was surprised on Monday with a birthday party. Mrs. John Dixon, Mrs. Mary Paulson, Sylvia Worthing and Mrs. Worthington, and Mrs. Robert Hanna called on Mrs. Earring Monday to help her celebrate her birthday. Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Taylor of Des Moines were guests at the ^illis Cotton home last weekend. They had been visiting with their daughter and family Mr. and Mrs. John Cotton of Spencer. Phone 295-3731 PUBLIC AUCTION 111 Acres SATURDAY, OCT. 15, 1966 11:00 A.M. FARM IS LOCATED i/ 2 MILE NORTH OF BANCROFT NORTH | l GRADE "A" IOWA LAND DIAGRAM OF LAND TO BE SOLD AS SITUATED IN SEC. 13-98-29 This is a choice 111 acres with outstanding crops produced thereon and is Webster and Clarion soil. This land is all tillable and has no buildings. It is well tiled and would make anyone an excellent investment. Highway 169 and the Chicago and Northwestern R. R. and a gravel road are situated immediately west of this land. 1. HIGHWAY 169 2. DREDGE DITCH TERMS: 20% down and balance when title approved on or before March 1,1967, possession date. Ben Sudmeier OWNER AND AGENT MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA AUCTIONEER-VIRGIL SPENCER, Algona, Iowa

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