WELTY WAY STILL NO. 1 TO SOFTBALL FANS…
By William Simbro / Staff Writer
Des Moines Register
Mar. 15, 1972
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA. – The Welty Way softball team may be the world’s second best, but it got a reception befitting the champions as the squad arrived here from the Philippines Tuesday evening.
Three city council members, some 250 fans and the El Kahir Shrine band welcomed the team as Manager Jim Caviness, 15 players and 10 wives stepped off the plane and onto a red carpet.
“We came back losers,” said a sad-faced Caviness as he shook hands with Roger Welty, president of Welty Way Products, Inc.