The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 20, 1965 · Page 7
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 7

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 20, 1965
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EA6H SPRING AND SUMMER, 1 find myself left out of a lot of conversations for the simple reason that I don't know anything about baseball, it's been even worse lately because there are so many winter training camps here in Florida that the .baseball season lasts pretty much all year. Now, 1 simply can't stand to keep quiet that long so I've been trying to brush UD on baseball, - o- ANOTHER REASON FOR wanting to get more savvy on the subject is to impress one of my new boy friends. He's ten years old and he eats, drinks, talks, plays and sleeps baseball, I couldn't get to first base with him, if you'll pardon the expression, when 1 bragged about Iowa. I told him about the fine farms, but he said they couldn't be too good if they didn't raise any cotton, I told him about the dairy herds, but they didn't impress him because there aren't any cowboys. I even thought I might get Somewhere by citing Iowa's high literacy rate, but all he said was, "So, they can read." - o THEN ONE DAY WHEN HE was copying the team scores out of the newspaper, I looked over his shoulder and saw the name, Denis Menke. I casually mentioned that Denis Is from my home county, That did it. I got a home run even if I did fudge a little by trying to leave the impression that Bancroft is the same as Algona. - o YOU CAN'T REALLY APPRECIATE the game, unless you dig the lingo so I did some research on the sports pages to pick up the baseball terms. A partial listing of common baseball terms and their meaning follows, therefore, so that you, too, • may add to your enjoyment of the favorite national sport. - o DIAMOND - The ring those new players are planning to buy their girls when they get their first pay check from playing baseball. BULL PEN - The tavern down on the corner where all the players go to shoot the bull after the game. BLEACHERS - Pale-skinned fans who get sunburned in the cheap seats. DUG OUT - The place the players who strike out go, after they dig the reason why they struck out. OUTFIELD - A player named Field who is not liked by his teammates and is therefore on the outs with them. INFIELD - A player named Field who is in good with his teammates. - o ROOKIE - A guy who wonders how he got rooked Into playing this game, anyway. FOUL BALL - A Rookie who leaves his wife in Saginaw, Mich., while he Spring trains in Florida. PINCH HITTER - A gal baseball fan who really takes a swing at anybody who pinches her. RELIEF PITCHER - A ball player, down on his luck, who lives off Surplus Commodities when he isn't working. BA^E COACH - A coach with a low mind. j j H Xm-WZ :*«, ;j FARM SYSTEM - Going to Iowa farms to find baseball players such as Bob Feller and Denis Menke. - o HOME RUN - What the crowd does the minute the game is over, LOADED BASES - The town cut-ups, Joe and Ed Base, off on another weekend binge. HOMER AND fWO SINGLES - A guy heading for home with his two old-maid sisters. DOUBLE PLAY - Winking at one gal while holding another gal fan's hand. TWO BAGGER - A pair of overweight female twin fans. SHUT OUT - Members of the team on the road finding their luggage in the hall after an all-night party. SfTRIKE - When the guy up to bat just twitches the bat a little and the rest of the guys don't do anything because they are on strike. - o NOW THAT 1 UNDERSTAND all these baseball terms, I may even go on to find out how the game is played. But I am wondering if the game is completely honest. Take this quote from tonight's paper - "Bravo came on like a gangbuster - he led off the bottom of the first and got a walk - and before you knew it, he was standing on second base with a theft. After Pat Rigby fouled out, Bravo was on the move again and stole third. He walked again in the fifth and once again picked on Tampa southpaw Jose Lopez for ,a theft." I remarked to Father that from this article, baseball doesn't sound like a very nice game. Father replied - "Well, that's the minors". Which just proves my point: if those guys are already so delinquent and not yet 21, what are they going to be like when they grow up 1 DURING THE WEEK OF May 16 through 22, people having birthdays include Jean Marie Zender, Shelley Schenck, Jim Arend, Jim Andreason, Diane Harris, Cathleen Johnson, Jimmy Utt, Mrs. Larry Wicks, Judy Parrott, Lawrence Winkel, Chet Schoby, Ruth Cassel, Maxine Hill, Pat Watson, Midge Kuester, Jim Hershberger, Thomas Rich, William Ott, Larry Plummer, Carla Harig, Cally Bangs, Michael Diamond, Andrew Crawford, Martha Nash, Shirley Pratt, Russ Waller, Olive Herbst, Marcia Hinken, Brian Stalzer, Shirley Morck, Jean Taylor, Virginia Buchanan, Dick McGinnis, Kathleen McBride and Arnie Gerdis. Mr. and Mrs. Al Buchanan, Mr. and Mrs. August Slagle, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Norton have wedding anniversaries. - o THIS WEEK'S RECIPE IS for Cherry Buttermilk Pie and it is prepared with a pudding mix plus a can of bing cherries. 1 package (3 5/8 ounces) lemon filling Buttermilk 2 eggs, separated 1 1-pound can bing cherries, drained 8-inch pie shell, baked 1/4 cup sugar Prepare the lemon pie filling according to directions on packagt, using the egg yolks and half buttermilk for the liquid. Cool and fold In cherries. Turn into pie shell. Make a meringue of the egg whites and sugar. Pile on pie. Brown meringue at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes or until delicately browned. GRACE Thuridoy, May 20, 1965 Algona (la.) Upper Des Mo'mes-7 Ringsdorf New 6HS Booster Club President Wendell Ringsdorf, area farmer who has been active In Garrigan Booster Club projects for several years, was elected president of the organization at a smoker and Dutch lunch at the school Thursday night. Other officers named were Francis Kollasch, Whlttemore, vice president, and Art Plathe, Wesley, secretary. Bill Brennan, athletic director at Garrigan, gave a summary report on spring sports at the school and Beanie Cooper, football coach, discussed the weight program at the school. A possible change in the grade school set-up in the parishes was also discussed. TO WED - Mrs. Muriel Ackerman of Burt announces the engagement and approaching summer wedding of her daughter, Linda Lou. to David Bunkofske. son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Bunkofske of Burt. Miss Ackerman , a graduate of Burt High School, is employed at St. Ann's Hospital at Algona. Her fiance, also a graduate of Burt High School. is employed at the Wiedenhoff Corporation in Algona. A July 11 wedding is being planned at the Burt Full Gospel church. HUNTERS' HARVEST Over a million and a half ring- neck pheasants were taken In Iowa during the 58-day season in 1964-65 according to the State Conservation Commission. 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