The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 13, 1966 · Page 16
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 16

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, December 13, 1966
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don smith ISN'T it about time they either conduct a further investigation of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy to find out if one or more persons were involved - or drop the whole idea. We've followed this thing right from the start - and just like many others, certain questions did enter our mind about the tragedy. We didn't figure there was more than one assassin involved, but thought there might have been others standing in the wings, so to speak, giving advice and impetus to Lee Harvey Ostwald, who actually handled the gun. WE don't know how far the ballistics tests went - but probably they were quite thorough. You'd think the investigators hired by the Warren Commission would have done as complete a job as possible on the-case. Now, if the photos, etc. taken of the dead president would help silence all this present furor, we think it would be a good idea to get them out and study them again. And all the gobbledegook about one of the slugs not being able to pass through the president into Gov. Connally of Texas is silly. We think some of the so- called authors (who have "in-" vestigated" the matter since the Warren group got done) have achieved their original goal — notoriety. Now, let's close the case for good 1 - ?MOTHER (to her walling son): "Mommy's sorry she ran over your bicycle, dear, but what on earth was it doing in the flower garden ?" OUR ideas on most "all-this and ail-that" teams have always been on the negative side — in fact, we've never been able to figure out just what was proved. For instance, pollsters insist upon naming All- America Football teams each fall - and we'll bet for each man named to a first team position, there are from 12 to 24 men just as capable, because there are an awful lot of real good footballers scattered around this nation. But, if you want to be named to the All- America Football team, All- America Basketball team, All- America Track team, All- America Ping- Pong team or what have you, forget it, unless you' re on a winning club. It's not that the losing teams don't have outstanding players — but who ever watches them play? Or, how about some of the smaller of the large colleges and universities ? Don't they have good men, too ? You better believe they do! - ?AND, while we're on the subject, what about football polls, high school and otherwise. Do you believe in them? If so, how much. We see a lot of high school football played every fall and are always amazed at the so- called "ratings". Now, the job of rating teams and players is a tough one, we'll admit, but as long as there is no real good system for doing it, why not drop the whole idea, Polling coaches and officials should be a good method - but when it comes right down to it, how much can a given coach see of the top players on an opposing club when they get a look once a season? And the way many officials call the games, we doubt if they see any of the players, if they do, it's all they see. - ?"SAM got his nose broken in three places." "Well, if he takes my advice, he'll keep out of those places in the future." - ?GOT a phone call from Virg Smith the day we ran the item in this column about those reincarnated classics (new models of old cars) - and he explained to us that he had one of the last Marmon Runabouts in the state of Iowa. Said it was quite an auto - but it came to an untimely end when Virg ran into a sow that refused to budge. NOT really ! They supposedly now have a dog perfume on the market designed to make any pup smell lovely. It's called Kennel No. 5 - and if used, the animal may smell better than its master. SWEA-EAGLEI =s 55 By Mrs. Kenneth Brones jf The Francis Torines were Sunday evening guests at the Leo Guerdets. Mr. and Mrs. Francis Torine attended the silver wedding open house for Mr. and Mrs. Lauren Kreitlow at Dows Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hurlburt and Julie, and Mr. and Mrs. David Fitz and boys were Wednesday to Saturday guests at'the parental Maynard Hurlburt home, and Mr. and Mrs. John L. Black, Karen, Johnnie and Roxanne joined them Thanksgiving Day. The Blacks recently moved from Ft. Dodge to Algona. He is employed by the Colonial Baking Co. Mrs. Wendell Ditsworth and family and Mrs. Conrad Brekke were Thanksgiving guests at the Floyd Brekke home. Mr. and Mrs. Warren Brones and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Brones attended the wedding of Orville Rippentrop to Ardis Hagen of Fairmont Sunday evening. Burl Council Adopts Budget For '67 Streets The Burt Town Council met last week and received and accepted a 1967 street budget totaling $13,300. Of this amount, $4,000 is designated to resurface the railroad crossing at the east edge of town and one-half block of 4th Street. The latter area must be closed each spring because of frost boils. The council also approved a liquor permit for Don's Place and tabled a discussion concerning 24-hour police duty. The council proposed to pass an ordinance to keep cars off the streets before and after storms for snow removal - if such an ordinance proves necessary. Attending the meeting were Mayor Nels Nelson, Clerk G. H. McMullen, Engineer Ralph Johnston, and Councilmen George Becker, Ray Hoppus, J. L. Miller and E. P. Fredrickson. Mrs. Ellefsonls Demo Chairman The Kossuth Democratic Women held a meeting at the home of Mrs. Gordon L. Winkel, November 29. A business meeting was held followed by a delicious lunch and social hour. The women are planning a membership drive in January. Elected as chairman was Mrs. Robert Ellefson, Algona. The next meeting in scheduled for January 17 at 7:30, in the Moose Hall, Algona. Anyone interested in joining should contact their precinct committee woman. Dental Program Dr. LeRoy I. Strohman of Algona has been invited by the Chicago Dental Society to present a clinical program at their 102nd annual mid-winter convention. The meeting will be RECISTER FOR CHRISTMAS GIFT FROM THE Iowa State Bank ALGONA, IOWA $25 SAVINGS BONO WILL BE GIVEN AWAY DEC. 10 DEC. 17 DEC. 24 [Registration Starts Dec. 5th. Drawing will be held Friday [Evening of each week. [Winners will be announced on the 12:15 News, Saturday; [Dec. 10, 17 & 24. REGISTER AS OFTEN AS YOU WISH AT THE OWA STATE BANK ALGONA, IOWA Algona, (la.) Upper Des Moines Tuesday, Dec. 13, 1966 held Feb. 5-8 at the Conrad Hilton Hotel. Dr. Strohman's presentation deals with the diagnosis and treatment problems associated with insufficient space for permanent teeth in children. He gave a similar program at the Iowa Dental Association in 1964 and 1965. Open House On 40th Wedding Date, Wesleyans The daughters of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Hemmingsen are holding an open house in honor of their parent's 40th wedding anniversary in the Methodist church in Wesley on Dec. 26 from 2 to 5 p. m. All friends are cordially invited. No gifts, please. Irvington Ideals The regular meeting of the Irvington Ideals 4-H club was called to order by President Sharon Hix on November 19. This meeting was the workshop for making Christmas presents for the mothers. New business selecting names for Christmas presents for girl, and one girl was chosen for getting presents for the leaders. Also handing out "Questionaire For 4-H Girls" to fill out for the next meeting. Old business - handing out completion seals to those who couldn't make it to award night. Hostess Kathy Bernhald. "Kossnth County's Favorite Newspaper 7 ' For Gar or Home Hundreds to select from now M . . . s RADIO & TV ALGONA '(•;.• w In cooperation with No. Iowa Sewing Machine Co., home of Grundig Stereos, Diamond's giving away — absolutely free a '429 STEREO AM-FM RADIO & STEREO MULTIPLEX Just stop in at Diamond's and look at this beaut/, then be sure to register for it. No purchase is necessary and you need not be present at the drawing (Dec. 23) to win this musical masterpiece. DIAMOND'S '»»»»»»

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