The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 25, 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 25, 1966
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don smith RAN into some football stories from our newspaper files of the dim past not long ago and got such a boot out of them we were sure fans would enjoy them too. They deal with the 1904 and 1905 football seasons at Algona High and pretty much outline the greatness of the clubs. Here they are: SEPT. 30, 1904 - The football season has commenced and Algona starts out with a glorious record. Our high school boys played a team of Burt boys and men last Saturday and beat them at the rate of 15 -0 and broke the collar bones of two of them. That's the way to make a record that will be remembered. The boys .whose bones were broken are named Marble and Stowe. Prize fighting is brutal and not popular in polite society, but football is gentle, exhilarating and popular with the most fastidious. - ?OCT. 7, 1904 * Our football team went up to Elmore last Saturday and scored a glorious victory. As far as points is concerned the teams came out even, the score being 0-0, but our boys broke the nose of one of the other fellows, and that was glory enough for one day. Those who go up against Algona will have cause to remember it. - ?OCT. 14, 1904 - Blue Earth City claims the champion football team of southern Minnesota and last Friday these Minnesota giants came to Algona for a game and were defeated by a score of 12-5. The Algona team is willing ancTanxious to go up against the best of them. Nobody was killed or seriously crippled in Friday's game. - ?OCT. 21, 1904 - Algona beats the world on football. It almost beat the world on baseball a couple of years ago, but we believe it is winning more laurels on football. Fort Dodge came up here for a game and got it put all over them to the tune of 62-0 and five of their men were disabled. The unvarying victories of our boys and casualties among their opponents reminds us of the career of the Japanese in Manchuria. - ?OCT. 6, 1905 - The baseball cranks will now take a back seat and give the football fiends the field. Algona will mop up the earth with Emmetsburg at the fairgrounds Saturday afternoon. The slaughter will commence at 2 o' clock. Go early and avoid the rush. - ?OCT. 27, 1905 - Our Algona football team is feeling good on account of their victory over the Emmetsburgers last Saturday. The game was played at Emmetsburg and the score was 28 to 0. Algona will try conclusions with Mason City tomorrow at this place. NOV. 3, 1905 - Our football boys scored another great victory last Saturday by laying the Mason City boys low to the tune of 29 - 0. At the rate our boys are goiag they will soon be weeping for other worlds to conquer. .(Editor's note - the 1905 club racked up six straight wins without a defeat - and was un- scored on, finishing with 153 points scored. There have been five unbeaten teams at Algona High since the sport got is start here about 1898 - the last time in 1962) - ?WE normally would have dropped a good joke here, but after the descriptive words used in the football stories above, who needs it? WE'VE been tipping our hat to various organizations and individuals quite often since this column was first forced on readers, and another outfit, the Kiwanis Club here, has been doing a lot of good during recent years so we'd like to give them a cheer. It seems Kiwanis has a Student Loan Fund which is available to persons attending college. They raise money to keep the program going through a variety of projects, including the Travelogue series, which has been popular here for the past four seasons. The series is now beginning its fifth year, so if you are not already doing so, support it if you can. The programs are fine and profits will be used to further the Student Loan Fund set-up. Kiwanis has loaned money to quite a few area students in the past 10 years or so, and the record of repaying them has been quite good, according to records. The money is there to be used and has been , for everything from beauty school to a university education by students seeking help financially. Members of the Loan Board are Mel Bay, Don Frederick, John Hayes, M. J. Mowers, L. A. Winkel and Wes Bartlett, who serves as chairman. We hope the loan plan remains on the scene here for a long time. The Federal government has given employees a good chance to get mad at their bosses again with the announcement by President Johnson that Social Security benefits are going to be boosted to the tune of $2.2 billion - if Congress goes along with the plan during the next session. Now, we're all for Social Security (we think it's great), but just like many other Federal government "footballs" it seems to be getting out of hand. Now, why did we say employees might get mad at their bosses? Because, if the plan goes through, the employee will get less net pay - unless he gets a substan- WHY TAKE CHANCES? Bring yo«r in TODAY! PRAT* ElfGfRIC tail pay increase. We had a talk with our boss (and this is another thing we agree on) about Social Security the day after the announcement of the new increase was released. And, if s going to cost him more - and me more, tool According to records, Social Security payments now average $85 per month for an individual. Now you'll say, "What can you buy for $85 per month, nowadays?" And, you're right, not much. But from the employee-employer standpoint, it means this - for every $10 withheld from the employee's paycheck, the employer pitches in another $10 to make up the total contributed by a given individual. So, if you are being tapped for $227.20 Social Security payments (withheld from your pay) this year (and that's based en $6,600 pay during 1966 - much higher than the average in Algona, Iowa), your boss is paying in that amount for you, also. The least you can get upon retirement if eligible for Social Security is $44 per month (at present), but the average is $85 - and the new idea is to up the average to $93.50 about Jan. 1, 1968. The plan also includes additional Medi- caire benefits, making that portion of Social Security also cover about a million younger, than 65 Americans now receiving disability pensions. The additional $2.2 billion would come from another one-fourth of one percent chop out of the paycheck or by increasing the base of $6,600 pay now used. We may be a little odd on this thing, but we can see both sides of Social Security - and while the nick from our check is certainly felt each time the rate goes up - we also know that the employer's angle is no bed of roses, either. It's just another of those things that makes private business operation a little tougher each yearl - ?- DO you find this true at your house? Many say the trouble with most household budgets is that there's usually too much month left over at the end of the money. Algona, (la.) Upper Dm Maine* TUESDAY, OCT. 25, 1966 Whittemore Boy To C-Rapids Job Paul M. Koppen, recently discharged from the Navy, began to work this Monday for Collins Electronic Radio and T.V. In Cedar Rapids as a testing technician. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph F. Koppen of Whittemore, who also visited him there on Saturday. THE ALGONA UPPER DBS MOINES - Kossuth County's Pioneer Newspaper, now In its 101st year. ^ • • • • SHOP DIAMOND'S - JACKET HEADQUARTERS OF N.W. IOWA! » • • • * Effective immediately. SAFETY OF YOUR SAVING! INSURED UP TO ' Your savings with us are now insured up to $15,000 by the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation, an agency of the United States Government. Congress has passed and the President has signed legis- . lation, effective immediately, whichwill provide, thisadditional protection. So now, in addition to sound management and substantial reserves, you have this added protection (up to $15,000) by a U.S. Government agency, when you place your savings with us. Remember, NO ONE HAS EVER LOST A PENNY in * savings account insured by the FSUC. Home Federal Savings & Loan Assn. All Accounts Fully Insured To $15,000 Save From The 15th — Earn From The 1st SINCE 1917 —ALGONA, IOWA All Savings Accounts insured up to 915,000 by the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation of Washington, D. C. MEMBER OF THE SAVINGS AND LOAN FOUNDATION. 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