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i H Uppef DM Main** fuiitfay, June 13, 1948 Hot Rod Racers Will Compete Here Stock Cars With Souped Up Motor Jobs To Tangle Algona—Hollywood Hot Rods, the country's newest speed sensation, will appear at the Algona Fairgrounds, Sunday afternoon, June 20, in a racing program sponsored by the Lion's club of Algona. Hollywood Hot Rods came into prominence on the West Coast following the war as youthful mechanics, refusing to kowtow to old ideas of design, took stock American-nicide automobiles and made them go faster than ever before. Hot Rods are stock ai'tomobiles with roadster type bodies and souped-up motors. Thf y have an exceptionally low center of gravity, shortened whcelbases and speedy "pick-up", ideal for half-mile dirt track racing. This year a number of "roaring roadsters" have been built up in and around the 1 middle west, making possible a Class A circuit made up of the California speedsters.'as well as the regional cars and drivers. Automotive engineers who have inspected the new race ci'e- ations agree that Hot-Rod racing is the proving ground of the "car of tomorrow" and race fans are giving their enthusiastic support to the new speed trials. Racing at the Algona meeting on Sunday afternoon, June 20, will begin at 1:30 p. m. A field of more than 20 is expected to compete in "wide open competition" for large cash awards and official point standings. The Hot Rotl auto races slated for Sunday, will see more than a score of the country's top roadsters lining up for the starter's flag. An early list of entries for the Class circuit competition was released' today by Robert C. Dewel and Frank Moulton, cochairmen of the event which is being locally soonsored by the Algona Lions club. California Cars Heading the group of California cars invading the middle west is the Rukatania Special, built by tile well-known race car designer George Rukatani of Southgatc. Calif. Rukatani will have Howie Hoffman, former big car driver, at the wheel of his race creation which has been a consistent winner on west coast tracks. Others include the 'No. 15, Buick powered roadster, owned and driven by Floyd Williams of San Francisco, Calif., and cars built up by the Stageberg brothers of Los Angeles, a No. 99 Cord piloted by Hub Van Poll and Jerry Stageberg's No. 86 Mercury. Among the regional Hot Rods which have entered the Algona competition are Al Lowry's Buick fr.om Rochester, Minn., winner of the feature event at Mason City's recent races; No. 66, a Ford from Minneapolis chauffered by Eddie Larson; the Shroeder Bros. V8 of Austin, Minn., ready to race again after spenning into the infield on a tricky turn at Hutchinson, Minn.; and Art Bailey's red and white Cadillac, one of the best looking and speediest of the new race cars. Sunday's Hot Rod races at Algona will begin at 2:30 P. m. following time trials set for 1:30 p. m. St. Joe Loses Slugfest, 10- To Algona K. C. The surprise team of the Kossuth County Baseball League is undoubtedly the revived team at St. Joe. But the defending cham- oion. Algona K. C.s, pulled off a bigger surprise as they bested the league leaders in a slucfest 10-8 at the fairgrounds last Sunday afternoon. The victory moved the locals into a first place tie with St. Joe. All was not easy for the K. C.s however. Boasting a 10-5 lead going into ninth, the K. C.s almost had victory snatched from their grasp as the never-say-die crew put on a thrilling last ditch rally. Pitch Don Meyers gave up singles to both Thilgeses to open the final frame. He hastened the end somewhat by forcing Salx to fly out but put himself back into a hole when Welter knocked the first ball pitched for a single scoring H. Thilges. . The little southpaw walked in another run by issuing passes to Erbes and Plathe. But he seuitu down long enough to force Bark- Cities Service SPORTSCAST SOFTBALL LEAGUE STANDINGS W Sargent's 2 International 2 Farm Bureau 2 Percival 2 Lions : 1 Nat'l Guard 1 Kirk Buick 1 JayCees 0 Weidenhoff 0 VFW 0 L Pet. 0 1.000 0 1.000 0—1.000 0 1.000 .500 .333. .333 .000 .000 1 2 2 1 2 3 .000 Last Week Scores League JayCee vs. International (Postponed) National Guard 12, Weidenhoff 11 Farm Bureau 17, National Guard 7 International 16, VFW 1 Kirk Buick 21, JayCees 16 Non-League Sargents 10, Bode 9 League Schedule (Coming Week) June 16—Percival vs. JayCees Lions vs. Kirk Buick June 18—International vs. Farm Bureau June 21—Sargent vs. National Guard Weidenhoff vs. VFW This new weekly feature is sponsored by C§N$JGNEE KOSSUTH COUNTY PORTSJ er to hit into a force out. Johnson 1'lied to centerficld to end the a me. The K. C.s punched away at St. Joe's pitcher for runs in all but tlie 1st and Hth innings. Four doubles by Froelich, D. Winkel, !iingsdorf, and Gordon Winkel accounted for half of the runs for the locals. Olher League Games Lone Rock moved into the first Jivision of the standings for the tirst time in two years as they rapped Fenton 10-5. For Lone Rock: 10 runs, 10 hits and four erorrs; for Fenton, five runs, five :iits and three errors; Lone Rock ust:d three pitchers to subdue the stubborn lads from Fenton. Marrow started the contest but Bier- steel t and Walsh did relief work late in the game. Long worker', behind the plate. Kcucker and Klein were the battery for Fenton. After seeing two of their three victories taken from them by forfeiture. Burt came bouncing back to nudge Lotts Creek, 2-0. For Burt, two runs, four hits and no errors: for Lotts Creek, no runs, eight hits and no errors. Lane pitched and Wichtcndahl caught for Lotts Creek while Hatten and Batt handled similar duties for Burt. Whittemore Does It In the other game of the clay, an underdog Whittemore team rose from their cellar position to defeat St. Benedict 5-1 behind the superlative one hit pitching of Ruhnke. For Whittemore: five runs, eight hits and for St. Benedict, one run and one hit. Braatz caught the torrid Ruhnke for the full nine innings. Johnson, Dum- kreiger and Johnson were the battery for St. Benedict. Algona AB R H E H. Meyer, ss 4 0 2 1 D. Winter, rf 4 0 1 0 White, rf 1 000 R. Winter, If 4 3 1 0 Froelich, 2b 3 1 1 0 D. Winicel, Ib 4 2 1 0 Ringsdorf, c 4 1 1 0 B. Winkel. cf 4 1 3 0 McMurray, cf 0 0< 0 0 G. Winkcl, 3b 5 0; 2 1 D. Meyers, p _-____3 22 0 Fenton Afe ft M Mitchell, ss 3 2 1 Behne, 2b ..y -^-4 1 3 Elmers, Ib ^4 0 0 Dreyer, 3b 1 3 1 Flaifi, cf — —. ,—-2 1 1 Gerhardt, fl -JJ.^-A 1 0 Long, c r —*--•:—2 2 i Ncilson, rf —4 0 0 Blanchard, p —4 0 2 30 10 14 St. Joe AB, R H Gales, ss ."I—5 ' -1 H. Thilges, 3b _____ 4 1 N. Thilges, cf _____ 4 --I' Salz, Ib - ________ -5 Welter. 2b ________ 4 Erbes, If __________ 4 Plathe, rf ________ 4 Barker, c _________ 4 Johnson, p _________ 4 1 38 8 12 Met For County Legion Title Fenton and Bancroft Junior Legion teams advanced to the finals in the county junior legion tournament at Bancroft last Wednesday afternoon as they bounced Algona and Titonka from the playoffs. The local team was ousted in the semi-finals by a strong Fenton crew, 10-1. Backed by the neat five hit pitching of Blanchard, the boys from Fenton scored in every inning except the second and had the game under control from the outset. The lone Algona tally came in.,the fifth inning when they collected"'ai pair of s^rtgleS(,apd two walks. Final "and consolation games were played Monday. Results were not available at press time. Algona AB R H Kelly, cf 3 1 1 Thompson, cf i_l 0 0 Salisbury, 2b 2 0 0 Sigler, ss 3-0 -1 Nielson, c 2 0 0 Ramus, 3b 3 0 0 Wichtendahl, rf 2 0 0 Wickett, If .-3 0 1 Winkel. If 2 0 0 Samo, If 1 0 0 i Snyder, p 3 0 2 27 10 9 V.F.W, Downed By Buffalo Center, 9-8, Border Loop A three-run uprising after two were out in the ninth inning gave Buffalo Center a 9-8 victory ovef the Algona V. ,F. W. baseball team Sunday afternoon at Buffalo Center. The Vets Were clinging tenaciously to an 8-6- margin as the las.t of the ninth started. Voigt, V. F, W. pitcher, promptly fanned El* man,and Abbers and was within one out of a victory. Then tht northerners struck. Frederick/ was walked and M. Lelcher was safe on an error. B. Lelcher drovi P'redertcks across the plate witk. a sharp single. And then, afte'. Hanson was passed filling tht bases, Nurdick collected his onlj hit of the day, a booming triple scoring both Lelchers. . For the locals, it was a heart breaker to lose. They had grab bed an early lead in the first inning on Volentine's triple with two men on base and had strengthened it again in the fourth witn a three run outburst.•• Results of other games in the Bolder League are not available at this time but beginning ,next week, full results and league standings will be printed on the sport page. Algona , AB R H Skilling, cf — ..3 0 1 J. Deikmann, rf 4 2 1 Volentine, Ib 4 3 3 B. Deikmann, 2b 5 0 2 Hoovef, ss 1 5 0 1 H. Voight, 3b 4 0 2 Merriam, c 5 1 1 Hudson, If 2 1 0 Frost, If —2 0 0 Voight, p .4 1 1 " " " f " f " Softball Drawing Big Swea Crowds §w«a eiiy^tjtof opening at the Softball s&»sbn drew a tapflClty cfbwd tlfldet the lights an Tuesday evening, . the Heft House Ten trouncfed the Uptown Boys to a" 26-12 efotint) under Jfeff Hahifart's management, arid the Farmers team upset Grant in aft 8*8 decision. On June 15, the Farmers meet the Hen House Gang and Grant battles it out with the Uptown Boys, Bode Loses To Sergeant's, 15-14 Bode—Friday night the Bode softball team traveled to Algona to meet the Sargent team. The final score was 15-14 in favor of Algona. Howard Hemmestad pitched for Bode. The Bode team, sponsored by the Community, clttb, is in a leagut with Rolfe, Plover and West Bend. Tuesday night they haye a game with the Ploverites at Plover. • 38 8 12 Buffalo Center AB i R H Deitel, 2b 3 1 0 Fredericks, 2b __-._-0 1 0 M. Lelcher, Ib 5 3 2 B. Lelcher, ss 6 2 4 Hanson, c 3 1 2 Loats, If 2 0 0 Nurdick, If ... 3 0 1 Stoffensen, rf - 2 0 0 Petersen, rf 1 0 1 .Rutland, 3b 5 0 1 .Elmarf, cf 4 0 1 -Atabers, p :_____-3 1 1 37 12 Fishermen Bus Trip Whitiemore—John Van Heise took a group of men in his school bus to Rapidan, near Mankato, 'last week Saturday for a week-end of fishing. They were equipped with, the best fishing tackle that money can buy. On the trip were Ewald Ruscrj, Mike L. Besch, Peter Schumacher, Walter Vaudt, Henry Mueller, and Frank Elbert. So far no rumors have been heard how big the fish are ROD SPONSORED BY ALGONA LIONS CLUB ^^ TIME TRIALS 1:30 P.M.-FIRST RACE 2:30 P.M. ACTION - ACTION— ACTION - ACTION ADMISSION 1.00-CHILDREN, 50c (TAX INCLUDED) SUNDAY ^^^^* ^Hl^^ ^^HII^^ FAIRGROUNDS SIZZLING SPSEO - SENSATIONAL STAHS WANT ADS BRINGS RESULTS COMING FRIDAY JUNE 18 to Kent Motor Co. ALGONA, IOWA THE NEW '49 FORD TIME OWN 1 '•'mam i "G'wan, look Si up ... we'll turn our backs while you put your specs on." Pictured here ai right is just one of our famous Masland garments for fishermen. It's the perfect jacket for the all-day fisherman. Six front pockets for boxes, leaders, sinkers, etc. Large pocket in rear. Full zipper. Made by Masland of rugged, lightweight Sportsman's Twill. And it's just one of the many, many interesting sports items awaiting you now at Friesner's. All-Day FRIESNER'S SPORTS CENTER MASLAND CREEK COAT FISHERMEN! Bring In Your Big Ones Try for a Valuable Prize in MARSHALL-WELLS BigFi CONTEST ANONE CAN ENTER—Man, woman or child—anybody who 'can hook a fish! • NO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE—In or out of Kossiith county, you are eligible to enter your fish. NO MATTER WHERE YOU CATCH' YOUR FISH—In the river here, gravel pit, or up in Canada, you can enter your catch. VALUABLE PRIZES FOR FISHERMEN Who Bring in their Catches for Display in Contest FISH PRIZE GRAND PRIZE FOR BIGGEST FISH Gepp Actionized Steel Fishing Rod (Any Kind) > NORTHERNS Nationally-Advertised Bronson Anti- backlash Reel WALLEYES Steel Tackle Box with Trays CRAPPIES Breather Metal Minnow Bucket BLUE GILLS Outboard Motor Gas Receptacle SUNFISH Kool-Ray Sun Glasses with Case PERCH Gallon Size Thermos Picnic Jug CATFISH Steel Teckle Box with Trays BULLHEADS Fluorescent Tote tight SMALL-MOUTH BA^S Choice Q { Any Fishing Plug in Stock LARGE-MOUTH BASS Choice of Any Fishing Plug in Stock CONTIST RULES 1, Fish tnltred in contest must be bro^ht to . ed m contest are to be weighed »n at -store, ,vtts, required, , . 4, Anypge may enter, no age Um»t, 5. Fish entered nay be c»ughi anywhere, 6. |Mf»'ft dfsWwM we final. 7, 6oj$efj steriBS determined by Marshal- Wejfe floift wwi wv noun/fed luiei,

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