The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 10, 1959 · Page 10
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 10

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 10, 1959
Page 10
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r- ll 2,000 Seat Gym, Two Lighted Fields In New Athletic Plant high school's athletic plant is recogntied ds one of the finest, tmd of course, one of the toost modern in the entire slate. Included is a huge gymnasium, located near the south end of the building, two football fields, 6ne for varsity contests, the other for practice sessions, a baseball diamond and" necessary locker room and shower facilities. The gym* which at the present time is, not completed, is a dandy, H is designed to seat an estimated 2,000 fans during the coming basketball season, which will begin Nov. 28 when the Golden Bears travel to Mason City for a meeting with St. Joe. Eight of Garrigan's 15 games will be played in the new gym. A large stage, almost as long as the basketball court, borders the playing floor on the south. Two dressing rooms, one for boys and one for girls, are located on the ends of the stage. A press box has been built into the southwest corner of the gym and automatic bleachers, electrically powered, only the second set west of the Mississippi river, will soon be installed. Locker rooms with complete locker and shower room equipment are also located near the gym. There is a furnished coaches office nearby. A built-up area on the north side of the basketball court, above and behind the automatic bleachers, vWill hold temporary bleachers, as will the stage, during the basketball season. When baseball practice rolls around and it's too cold or wet to move outside, the same area will be used for initial workouts, especially for pitchers and catchers. The area east of the school proper, is laid out In football fields and a baseball diamond. The practice football field/is the only one which is unlighted. The baseball diamond and varsity football game field are lighted with the latest thing in lighting equipment. Mounted on tall steel towers, the lights make it seem like daytime in the middle of the night. lnstallatlon.-of the lights was completed recently and all have been tested and used. Steel bleachers will be ready along the football-sidelines for the season opener this Saturday evening, Sept. 12, when Ldke Park moves in for a game against the Golden Bears. It will be the first varsity football game for a Garrfgan squad. Three more home games and four away make up the eight-game slate this fall. ". * ~ Garrigan athletic squads will be attired in uniforms featuring the school's colors, black and gold. Coaches at Garrigan include Jim Geelan,, athletic director and baseball coach, Beanie Cooper, football coach, and Leon Vann, basketball mentor. All serve as assistant coaches in other sports The athletic plant at Garrigan has been favorably compared 2-Algona (la.) Upper Des Moines Thursday, S*pt. 10, 1959 with those on many small college campuses around the country, diet. Long, Beautiful Corridors, Booster Club Aids Athletic Team Setup Tickets are on sale for memberships in the Garrigan, Booster Club. This ticket makes one a member of the athletic and physical education programs not only in Garrigan High School, but in the grade school as well. It entitles the purchaser to attend all athletic contests of Garrigan high school and the five grade schools of .St. Benedict's; St, Cecelia's; St. Joseph*s, Bode; St. Joseph's, Wesley; and St. Michael's, aac well as to attend the annual Garrigan High School Athletic Banquet. Funds-raised by the Booster Club not only-help the High School, -program but purchase equipment, pay-for the coaches, and other expenses of the Grade School Athletic Program. . ' Membership is open, • and : not necessarily limited to members of the five parishes 'only. Officers of the Booster Club are Gordon Winkel,' Algona, president; Barney Thilges, St. Joe, vice president; Brands 'Froehlich, St. Benedict, secretary'; and Earl Steier, Whittemore, treasurer. Albert Lickteig is program chairman. Directors are Jim Schneider, Craig Smith, both Algorfa, Joe Johnson, Wesley; Lester Fuchsen, Whittemore; Frank-Reding, St. Joe; and Don Bormann, St. Bene- Classroom Doors Visitors to Garrigan High will note that all classroom doors open ofi aft do not swing dut fftfd fh* Cor* rldort. Thus exit and enhance from and to classtootm tan "tf§ made without disturbing of blocking a line 6f traffic between classes, the open doors fit info the wall cbnstrUcfion and do not swing ogf into the hall** I.ESI6H For the first time in' forty Andy Deitcrihg of Bancroft will hold no office jn the Bancroft Legion Post. Mr Deitering is also celebrating his 40th year as rural mall carrier Jtor Bancroft. Broke Ground On April 27,1958 f For New School Ground - breaking ceremonies for Garrigan high school were held Sunday, April 27, 1958. A priest from each parish included in .the .new school plan participated in the ceremonies by taking Uirns removing a.shovel full of dirt. 'Priests present for the event were Msgr. P. P. Gearen and'Fa- ther Edward Mason, St. Cecelia's, Algona; Fr. Leo Schumacher, St. Joseph's, Bode; Fr. Philip Dailey, St. Michael's, Whittemore; Fr. Charles Ernst, St. Benedict; Fr. L. N. Klein, St. Joseph's, Wesley; and Fr. Francis Comvay, Garrigan supt. A large crowd attended the ceremonies on a perfect afternoon. Fr.. William Veit, a former priest at Whittembru, also participated in the ground blessing portion of the program. A portion of the'ceremonies wore held at St. Cecelia's church here. The ground-breaking paved the way for construction to begin on the school building. OUR CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEW GARRIGAN HIGH TRACTOR, MOWER; SCOOP, AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT FURNISHED BY Implement Co. !r$ernqtiong| Harvester Dealer ' AtOQJNA, IOWA CONGRATULATIONS and BEST WISHES To GARRIGAN HIGH This beautiful new southern Kossuth structure, serving County, including Whittemore's Parish, is one of which all can be justly proud. Your Friend And Neighbor FARMERS AND COMMERCIAL KITCHEN • -' , - •' -•• •«• • •••• •• Whittemore, Iowa IN THE NEW GARRIGAN HIGH INSTALLED BY 111 W. State St. ion CYpress 4-2693 WE HAVE APPRECIATED THIS OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN EQUIPPING OF SUCH A MODEL NEW SCHOOL BUILDING - Harry R. Barton SS Congratulations To Garrigan High! vw/, ABOVE: Laboratory Classroom in New Garrigan High. In Foreground Irwin School Seating chool AND Invincible Furniture IN THE NEW GARRIGAN HIGH SUPPLIED BY OUR fIRM OTHER RECENT EQUIPMENT INSTALLATIONS Kossuth County's New Courthouse ' •'- . Burt Savings Bank I i '. ; • •" '• •', :.''.'.. ' ' '" »,, ','• , ' | ^ lg>wa State Bank 9 Emmet County's New Courthouse I QUALITY WITH ECONOMY IN OFFICE & SCHOOL FURNITURE ,AN£ .SEATING | iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiH Upper Des Moines Publishing Co. Off ice Supply & School Equipment Division ,_". 111 E, Call St, , AIGQNA PhpniCY:4-^35 t Newspaper Publishing • Commensal Printing • Office Equipment & Supplies 9 School Seating

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