The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 8, 1966 · Page 3
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don smith NOW that the local football season (AHS, GHS and all other high schools around the area) is past history, we'd like to shoot a few barbs at the very small percentage of fans (not only football) who seem to think their ticket of admission gives them the right to coach the team. Fortunately, there aren't many fans in this category. The way we look at it, the reason for such reaction by that type of character is due at least in part to TV where Mr. Armchair Quarterback can lean back with a cold one in one hand and watch the NFL teams display their wares each Sunday and on occasion other times. Now, Tom Claude or Jim Youngwirth, both very capable high school pass receivers, certainly shouldn't be compared with Bob Hayes and Ray Berry - but there is a handful of "fans" who must doit. And Bob Farnham and Jack Muller, fine line smashers in their own right, certainly don't hold a candle to Jim Taylor or Bill Brown. So. why do these people (the little handful) insist on comparing them. There is no comparison. Where the Uptown Quarterback gets the idea he knows the personnel at the high school or any other level better than the coaches, we'll never know. Practically all coaches are energetic in their job-and like to win. While winning isn't everything, it certainly must be preached, because that's the way the best effort is obtained. I figure any coach (or staff) that puts in 12-15 hours per week- with a squad certainly knows what a given boy can or can't do, so when varsity gam.es roll around and a lad is in the contest and pulls a boner - it's a human mistake and shouldn't be cause for a rain of criticism toward the boy - or the coach who saw fit to use him. If the coach didn't figure the athlete could do the job, he wouldn't have him in there in the first place. But there's always that handful of fans who (after the booboo has been made) will be more than willing to tell you that the coach made a big mistake - and that the kid wasn't any good in the first place. On a high school level (or below) it would be a very good idea to give one thing a lot of thought - those are just boys out there - and boys are capable of making a lot of mistakes. But isn't it much better having them make the mistakes in athletic events rather than on the roads and in the streets? Next time you're ready to cri- ticize, think it over a couple of minutes - would you REALLY have done better than the player (or the coach)? We doubt itl WE tried to get in touch with John Claude the other day after hearing about the problem Drake U. was having with its phone system in the press box at home games. Thought John and one of his telephone crews from the local office might be able to diagnose and straighten out the mess. Drake Coach Jack Wallace and his team, however, are putting together a great season, despite the fact the enemy knew what to expect in the way of offense due to the wire crossing. - ?DID you hear about the professor who crossed a peacock with a grizzly bear? He didn't know what to call the resulting animal - but believe me, when it struts along, you'd better not laugh at it! WE understand there have been some very interesting card games going on in the basement of one of the area place of busi- nes. Don't know all about the rules used — but the rumor we caught about the deal mentioned something about forfeiture of clothing if you lost. HERE is the identification of our football players listed here last week: Minnesota, Pitt, LSU, Alabama and Navy. Now, here are the new ones - Frank Cari- , deo 1930, Johnny Lujack 1947, and Leon Hart 1949; Kenny Washington 1939, DonnMoomaw 1952, and Paul Cameron 1953; Dave Schreiner 1942, Alan Ameche 1954, and Ron Vanderkelen 1962; Charley Conerly 1947, Jake Gibbs 1960, and Jim Dunaway 1962 (Bless Rusk will know that one); and Lynn Chandnois 1949, Don Coleman 1951, and Steve Juday 1965. STOLEN from the Iowa State Bank News - This sign was on a drug store display - "Try this cough syrup - You'll never get any better." HOW about that Woody Hayes, coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes, saying he's for a proposal that would let the downtrodden Big Ten teams have an additional 5-10 football scholarships until they got the chance to build up their squads? He also said a proposal by Iowa's Forest Evashevski to increase the Big Ten's yearly limit of 30 "rides" to 45 was utterly senseless. Now, let's delve into Mr. Hayes' reasoning a little further than the dailies did. He claims Ohio State has tendered as few as 18 football scholarships a year (he didn't say how many times, but we'll bet you can count them on one finger or less). There have been consistent rumors that for many years Ohio State has brought out- standing high school football stars following graduation to its campus-then redsnirted them so no other major university, especially in the Big Ten, could get those same players. Kind of a defense against letting anyone else field a strong team, guaranteeing Ohio State a top finish each season. According to those same rumors, the Buckeyes had a 3- deep redshirt team that could handle tr jst of the teams in the country • and most of those lads never si ,v action on the varsity playing field. No wonder Woody is against anything that might help the rest. We suppose Ohio State's scholarships above the limit of 30 came under some other sort of arrangement - like scholastic ability! At any rate, so far this season, Mr. Hayes and Co. have been getting kicked around pretty good - and we'll bet fans of the other nine schools in the loop couldn't be happier. YOU'll know the honeymoon's over when you find to your chagrin, she beats you at those simple games she used to let you win. Cresco Boys Cresco Boys held their Oct. 17 meeting at 8 p.m. at the Extension building. A visitor was Dennis Cumberland. Dean Algona, (| q .) Upper D«» Meiiw Tu««doy, Nov. 8, 1966 Teeter is candidate for county officers. Award Night is Nov. 8. office. At the Nov. meeting Talks were given by Chuck there will be an election of new Bell and Craig Roethler. REPLACE THAT BROKEN WINDOW AND t DOOR GLASS NOW BEFORE WINTER BRING IN YOUR WINDOWS AND DOORS. COMPLETE STOCK OF GLASS - AND WE INSTALL, TOO. LET US SHOW YOU THE NEW UNBREAKABLE PLEXIGLASS WINDOW PANES-ALL SIZES. COAST TO COAST STORES ED WOLF, OWNER ALGONA Elect Mancil Hurlburt Democratic Candidate for State Representative from Kossuth County We need responsible legislators who will take a stand on the issues facing Iowa today. Governor Hughes needs help passing constructive legislation which will move Iowa ahead, not obstructionism. Vote for Mancil Hurlburt for State Representative

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