The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 24, 1967 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 24, 1967
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don smith SUPPOSE you noted where James Hoffa, Teamsters Union president, demanded last week seven percent wage Increases for 500,000 workers in the trucking industry. This thing is getting ridiculous. You know what the average trucker's pay is now? According to the Teamsters, it ranges from $3.32 to about $5 per hour. Now, all Hoffa wants is 75 cents an hour pay raises over three years, more mileage payments, better pensions and vacations and a 40- hour week guarantee for many Teamsters. RUMOR has it that moves like this last one by the Teamsters might let the railroads rally somewhat, because some in the know seem to think the truckers are pricing themselves right out of business. And you know what Mr. Hoffa says about the ever- increasing freight rates? "Pass the costs on to the consumer.'' Come on, James, the day is coming when Mr. Consumer, who really is a tot more important than you like to think you are, will refuse to pay the price required and you'll have a batch of indignant truckers on your hands. We say more power to the railroads - and wonder how long it will be before the Hoffa machine burns out its bearings. DID you ever notice the type of person always shown in photos of groups of white protesting organizations? Usually they are of the unkempt, untidy human being, the men with sloppy looking beards and the girls with too much hair. Photos of such a group in the dallies recently when a protest went up against a CIA representative at the University of Iowa proved ••he point. Maybe if they'd quit protesting, go and get shaves, haircuts, baths and clean clothing the world would look better to them. TWO Indians watched silently from thsir place of concealment as the first white settler set foot on the North American continent. After solemnly surveying the scene for several minutes, one brave turned to the other and said, "Well, there goes the neighborhood." GOT a note from a subscriber (and reader), Gwen Egel Kildow of Prairie Village, Kans. (daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Egel, Algona) and she included a clipping from the Kansas City Star which mentioned two former Al- gonans. An ad on a wrestling program at Memorial Hall, Kansas City, Kans., showed the feature match coming up would pair Bob Geigel (AHS graduate and son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Geigel, Algona) and the Viking in a Texas Death Match. Alongside was a story from the AP, quoting Bob King, former AHS basketball and baseball coach now head man in basketball at New Mexico U., as saying "the zone is killing defense." The quote came from Bob after his high- flying Lobos had dropped a weekend doubleheader to Wyoming and Denver. Gwen also said she is an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan and stated the club will be a "little rougher, older and wiser'' next season. The Chiefs had a great year despite that loss to Green Bay in the Super Dooper Bowl. WHAT happens to Senators, Congressmen and State Legislators after they are elected? Every one we run into prior to an election always comes up with that over-used statement, "spending will be cut if I'm elected." Following election, nothing ever happens in the way of change. They must learn the "facts of life" from the oldtimers already holding seats real fast. Are there any honest ones left? A lady motorist drove into a garage and told the mechanic, "Fix my horn please, my brakes won't work.' WE enjoyed the Super Bowl game - at least the first half when the teams appeared evenly matched. Kept our eyes peeled tor Mike Mercer, Kansas City's kicking specialist who was born in Algona while his father was football and basketball coach at AHS - and Mike managed a point after and field goal to keep his club in the running. Bart Starr's work, especially when he hit Max McGee with a total of seven passes, including a pair for TDs, was great. He picked the left side of the KC defensive backfield to pieces. And McGee's two touchdown catches were tremendous. Mike Garrett of the Chiefs promises to be one of the real greats - and Otis Taylor, also of the Chiefs, is an exciting runner, but didn't get much chance after the Packers ironed things out in the locker room at halftime. Chris Burford of the Chiefs and Marv Fleming of the Packers also turned in some great catches. The turning point came early in the last half when Willie Wood of Green Bay turned in a long run after an interception. - ?LOOKS like Pat Daugherty, former baseball coach and assistant in football and basketball at Garrigan High, will field a strong Centerville Community College baseball team this year. Got a neat brochure from good old Pat the other day and he had no less than 50 candidates listed, along with pictures. The Falcons will play a total of 34 games this season and posted a 15-6-1 record in 1966. Pat has a couple of lads from this area who will try for positions Gary Barr, AHS outfielder last summer, and Chuck Geilenfeld, GHS third baseman during the '66 season. We know Pat will have a good season. HEARD about another slot racing buff the other day - Fred Kent, Jr. Of course, his interest probably stems from the fact he was in the auto business most of his life and his son probably gives him all tha excuse he needs to enter into the game. Another of Fred's hobbies is working on his old Model T Fords during the winter months in the garage at his home. A man and woman who rear, direct and inspire a child contribute more than science to the advance of civilization. Social Club In Portland Has Meeting PORTLAND - Portland Social Club met Jan. 12 in the home of Effie Teeter, Algona. Nine members were present. Roll Call was payment of dues, and program "New leaves of the New Year". Fun time by Alleda Harms, Hazel Larson winning a prize. Each memlier wrote on a card that was sent to Mamie Fitch. The rest of the afternoon was spent visiting. Lunch was served by the hostess. The next meeting will be Feb. 9 with Elizabeth Kennedy, hostess. - o - Mrs. Lloyd Bartlett and Mrs. Bernard Phelps visited Mis. Dwight Ruse Thursday afternoon. George Hix, Arthur Hix and David and Mrs. Donald Ring- Tuesday, Jan. 24, 1967 Algona (la.) 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They went to Key West, Miami Beach, where they visited Mrs. Ted Koscher, formerly of Algona, and stopped to see Mrs. Elsie Winter, at Punta Gorda, formerly of Burt. They were dinner guests and overnight guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Hill at St. Petersburg. Mrs. Hill is the former Verda Kienitz of Burt. They visited and were dinner guests in the Ray Smith home. Ray is a brother of Henry Smith and Mrs. Tom Trenary. Mrs. Smith is a relative of the Perry Lowmans. From there they went to New Port Richey and had dinner and were overnight guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Scott. At Sarasota, they saw Ruth Turner, formerly of Algona, and at St. Petersburg, Mrs. Olive Person, formerly of Burt. 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