The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 22, 1948 · Page 5
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, June 22, 1948
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FA \l .A & ;..t J'' f • Junior Independent Ball Team Is Uniforms Were Dona ted By 15 Business Firms . Algona could well be Called a leading center of baseball activity in Iowa. For there is prob* ably not another town the siie of Algoha that has three top flight baseball teams, That is just what Algona has now with the advent of the Algona Independents, the latest venture in baseball teams. Organization of the newest of baseball team, here in Algona was started last fall by Pete Waldron atfd Ray Aide. son. A group of boys including Pete's son Gary . wanted io continue playing , ball together after their high school and Junior Legion days were in back of them. So Pete and Ray went to Work and the fruit of their efforts is a young, fast, snappy ball club. Almost the entire .roster of 15 boys is under 20 years of age. Uniforms Donated Not only is the team classy in play but also in dres_. Fifteen Algona merchants each furnished one uniform'- for the team, The uniforms are dark, gray woolen material with bright red lettering on the back. • v Thq lettering is'on -advertise- '' mcnt for each 'of''the' generous business firms including: Chrome Ser'yice,- Chrome Cafe, Algona Auction Sales do.^ 'Consumers, ,' ! NoHh "Central Feed 'Co., Hobar- foh .• EleVatoi% Bion__r Seed, Kirk i',, Auto, FrTesner's Sport Center, Lusby and Giosgf,' Taylbr Implement, Iowa , State'Bank, Algona ' Baking Co., Algona' Refrigeration •.:: and Bjustrom'si Furniture.i , Fifteen; other. ..merchants-..and , business men donated funds for catching 'and various' other equipment. Thus far, the team has played two practice games with Corwith c;nd Thor and a regular game, their first, with Schaffer Truckers of Fort Dodge". In the latter game, three unearned runs gave the Dodgers a, 3-0 victory over the local lads. But far from deterring their hopes, the defeat has added a spark and the boys expect to furnish plenty of baseball for local fans wth action in the near future. As yet the new • team has played no home games because of the lack of suitable facilities. ; But when the K. C.'s move to their new diamond, which is rapidly nearing completion, home !: games will be scheduled. Team Members' • ,• Boys who formed the new In- dependtent team are: Algona :• Delmar Kern, Cliff Skogstrom, "Zeke" Sigler, Junior Snyder, Hovv,ard Stephenson, Amos Mey- ;'7«jl$,£Fffry Waldron, Jerry Skilling, '•• >'.»and ".-Paul Bierstedt; 'from Ban:< croft 1 ,'* Bob Smith and Dennis ,. 'i Sehum'aker; from Titonka, Keith {•'. ''Young,' Dick Downs and Keith '.0 v.Stbtt; and Mike Potratz from .%• Whfttcmore. ' \ . .'"r- Games • in the' Schedule are: . Thompson, uJne"20, there: Armstrong, June 27, there; and Fort '•', ; Dodge, July 5, there. Return games with all-these teams will be played in Algona after July 1st. , J «• I COUNTY ^f Free Swim lessons Start FISH AT HOME, says William Giddings of Burl, shown above with the 4'/_ Ib. large mouth black bass which he caught June 13 in the Plum Creek graVel pit. The fish is the largest one of the species entered in the "Big Fish Contest" boing sponsored by the Marshall (Wells store, here. (Alqona Newspapers Flashfoto). . i • , r ^ Free swimming lessons Will be given at the Algona Municipal pool starting June 23, Wednesday, at 10 a. m. Eugene Hertz, pool ,s,uperih- tendent, said the pool- :w~ill be used for beginning' Swimmers 'on Mondays and Wednesday .from 10 to 11.30 s>. ffl.' He''askfl that parents wanting their children to have lessons, get therh to the pool tomorrow for the first lesson. Kenneth Bakken arid Don Potter will be the instriicfors. BOth have life saving and instructor certificates from the .Red Cross. They are also life guards on dttty at the pool during alb swimming time. ... Mary VanderWilt and Charlene Clement are bath^ house attendants, ' ' Mr. Hertz says that children from any part of the county will be given free lessons. All they are required to do is to be there at the proper hours. ,' • Arrangements have been iriade to permit swimmers over the county to have access to the pool, and in such cases special rates are made. This program was carried out last year also. So far arrangements have been maclp by groups frpm. West Bend, Livermdre. 'Ledyard and Burt. Usually young people from the towns arrange to come together, and at tinjfes. when the load warrants' a used. None .of the towns listed have a swimming pool, and 'for a nominal fee, 1,§ cents a swim, they have access ;to a safe pool and guards. , •••, For a number of years civic groupfi^andf, women's clubs over the countyc'havc tried to discourage; swimming in gravel pits, which offer attractions to youths, but which are extremely dangerous both for depth jat water and the very cold temperature. Most of them are spring fed. Scrap On Court Lawn George Zimmerman of Des Moines is being held by local police after a street fracas in front of the courthouse Tuesday afternoon in which he came out on the losing end. Zimmerman, police said, became quite abusive with Russell Hardgrove, whom he had met up- own earlier in the afternoon. After the two had gone out to eat, i Zimmerman .continued his attitude toward Hardgrove and begari kicking him. This was too much for Hdrdgrove, who finally, in His own defense, struck Zimmerman. Local pdlice rushed to the scene and intervened. Two stitches were taken on Zimmerman's head. Hearing was set for this morning before Mayor Kohlhaas. Goes To Wedding Portland—Velma Larson will go to Leland Sunday to attend the wedding of Betty Branstad and Claire Haugen of Forest City. The young women were roommates when both taught at Lakota two years agL. Mr. and ,Mrs. Leo Mergen and family were dinner guests Sunday of the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nick Mergen, at Whitternore. See Lions, Bancroft, Bow : '• Six hundred loyal soiils'braved 55-degree weather and ^threatening rain at Bancroft (o'see the best balh'game of the sQas*on Friday night, when ..Bradle^y university -of Peoria, "111., vraln their victory string to 19 S straight 'at the expense of the ] Bancroft Lions. 3-2. Bradley's consecutive wins include decisions oWr Notre Dame, Wisconsin and Iowa universities this Spring. j. j It was a real ball g4nrje from the .start, with Bancroft having the edge in'hits, 6-5. The locals committed five errorstp J3 misplays for Bradley. But me meat of the story is that Barjcroft had 101 runners stranded to" live for Bradley. ' ' * I Race July 11 f ,' After holding off in a final ^decision, hopeful; that a driz- i.'Jzling rain micjfifi.slop; it be- 'CEfme necessarv^lb;; definitely : carSc"el'-IherttSi£HBiii>auto races J , at .tK^;|Ko6ii:(iihV, < f.air- :-; grounds, VSuricjay';.':at i:45 p. • m. • • '•'" ? ".;V'-''. ••'"•'' Despite the.."cold weather, and the rain, a' fair-sized crowd 'turned' oul for the event. A dozen racing cars from the midv/esl were also • on hand lo compete, had the weather allowed. Lions club "Officials, sponsors of the event, said that the races will bs held Sunday, July 11. No admission was charged pripr to the .cancellation, so no 'money had to be refunded.- Softball League Organized, Wesley Wesley—A kittenball, league has been organized in Wesley dnd will use the baseball diamond west of the public school 4br gatnes. ., , . Lights have -. be^n installed 'for night games.' . ,, First games were slated for to,; -night',,;June 22, with the Giants vs. the. Yank's and, the Cards, vs. ' the'4-H team. .'^! ' ^ •,•-, • if..;., ThMrsday,' Juh'e 24, the .$ox *.',,. will- ni'eet the Cubs arid this Bums !,, mqet the Bruins.--' • " -IP IT'S' NEWS. JWE WANT IT! Bobby Nurre, ace • Bancroft lefthander, allowed just one scratch single in. trie first seven innings, but things wer(t bad for him in' the top of thp! j eighth when all of the visitors; three runs crossed ' the plate! ,<\n four hits and two Bancroft, errors. The locals had" taken a 2-Q.-lcad in -their .half''of the| i seyen'th frame when Joe. Munjajf"slam- med, put -a-' single to push De,vine-and "Nurre home (after the Bancroft shortstop . had reached first ; on an error arid ISSuilre connected for a .double."! J -A •jevi.sed,;-lineup greeted the ;fans .against the - Brad-ley nine and Friday night's,Bancroft club was superior in performance. The locals now have a fpw games behind them and are playing better ball. With a little rrjo^e practice in playing together they will be able to take on; anything in this,section. • j ! Rains of the! past week have greatly, improved the! (playing field and "final change;.'') in the ball park were made this yveekr Box score: . ; . ? •j'' j Bancroft—2 .&•'" ' _^BJ R Joe Murray,'2b — _>!_''5J 0 Bradley—-3 AB R H Ashley,.-,cf i.___•__•_ 3 0 1 Robertson, c 311 Wilcoxen, ss 4 0 1 Behi-ens, lb' : l.'__'____^: ! 4 0 0 Melchiori-ij, 2b .__ 300 Ricci, 3b -..__. r 3 0 0 Garber, 'rf .'..... 4' 11 Bjorkman, If 411 Zilm, p --— ..... 2*0 0 Willis, ph':_._._::._. i o o Manker, p ----- 0,,, 0 0 .''•;-*"--•..--•••*—-.'- : --;3r"--3 - 5 SEMI-PHO TOURNEY THIS WEEKEND ! Bancroft will be host Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 25, 26 and 27, to the stata semi-pro tournament. ' Thursday night,-June 24, Bancroft plays host to Spencer in% league game at Bancroft. R. Menke, rf /. J. Menke,. Ib W>; Menke, 3b _______ Dudding, If Froeh'le, c ____; '_ T. Devine', ss . >3 ! 'J. Devine, cf ', J4 | Nurre, ' o o o o /o o 0 1 0 2 Games Rained Out Sports in Kcssuth county came to a standstill ''b./qr the .weekend as rafins washed ,#ut all baseball games in the Border and Kossuth County Leagues. The wet weather also canceled the scheduled fathers day two ball-foursome tourney at the AJgona Country Club. , Member of Staff Julian Chrischille.s has .joined the staff of'the Algona Newspapers for:the.-balance,.of the summer; and...will handle sports ijiews and geriera} assignments. He will Center m'sf ; :junior year t at Beloit College; Beloit, Wis., next fall. 'He js : majoring in journalism. , C, Grand Hand's Baseball Park-Sun July 4 9 miles south of Fairmont—11 miles north of Armstrong, la. Bancroft All-Stars Colored Independent Baseball Bonereft has one of tht b(?it t^gms In thi* territory prtd will 1)9 leaded fer. fh^arne., The Bwrmlngham AINStars ere mnde up of ex-Negro N«fon0l Ua^we, g^tt atK«T, $«y|hern/ (iegro v Jeeg«e pldytn, and ?eniidered te be one of t te best colored tiHwlf wpt ©ame it||li at 2P.M., Admiwicn 60e, Grand 5tdn$ 5c inelydin^ tax,, Bathing, Fishing and Pfenic Grounds, Dancing and Floor Show in the pay Paree Nite Club during the evening, Chi,ken, Shrimp tnd Steqk dinner, « 3 Independent Baseball every SyndayAfternoon the Bills of Coming Qames, ,' June Wesley, LuVerne Get Fly Spraying LuV6*ti6 --- TVie tawn 6f Luverne received its first of a ser r ies of three sprayings for the eradication of flies and insects last Wednesday. The Mullins company of Britt did the work, The people of the community all responded to the call of the local Boy Scouts.who canvassed the town, Friday, Jijne 11. Spraying for the control of insects began in Wesley, also, last week by the Mullins .Spray Service. The residence district will be sprayed three times and the business district five times. The city dump and ball park will also be treated. New Stamp On Sale Algona pos'ioffics now has on sale the following commemorative stamps: the five cent Swedish stamp and the three cent Four Chaplain stamp and the three cent Wisconsin Centennial. Anyone interested in stamp collecting should call at the postof- fice for these stamps aoun O. B. Laiflg, ' Fidelia Sk6w, sttperintcndefltj summer school at IdWa college, was home oVeg'the' end and in the aupeflnteM^fi office Saturday, 'IfSE fHfi WAN^/ADS - . •' BILL SEZ: FORT DODGE, IOWA SUNDAY 0 7 th DODGER JUNE STADIUM AFTERNOON AND EVENING AFTERNOON SHOW 2:30; EVENING SHOW 8:00 | Sponsored by Fprt Dddge Sadclfe Club j ' *•* -; • t'i.'I and Radio Stations : KVFti-KttAY . 18 CLASSES - -, OPEND STAKE OEN : EJlAL K AMiMC»^ .: ...t • • . Children -50<J! • * ','.<>•':; <<,rr ;Adults $1'.00- -''"" ' All Reierved S«a}i;4l. 50, this includat-GeneraN Admission &ST SOFTBALL LEAGUE STANDINGS W L Pet. Percival __'______—--—_---3 0 1.000 Farm Bureau— ^'_____.^_2 0 1.000 International __, ,____ 2 0 1.000 Sargent's 2 0 1.000 Kirk Buick _2 2 .500 Natl Guard -K-^^l &*. -333 Lions jfc JayCees _ 0 Weidenhoff Inc -^-" *' V.F.W.. i___Jl 1 $i, • .333 * Y .000 ;2 .000 •3 .000 Last Week Scopes Weidenhoff vs. Lions (Postponed) Sargent vs. Percival (Postponed) Percival 7, JayCees 5 v Kirk 11, Lions 1 - - Intarnationgl vs. Farm Bureau (rain) / Non-League International 9, Harol^^tflTe, (Fburg) 5 " league Schedule (Coining Week) ' -, .$ v *r *»,•-•-, June 21 -Sargent vs, tN0t . .Weidenhoff **? June 23-F^rm»lUre.iy y •.i n ** i '--^ja i Ngt'l Ouard vs, /ayCees . NO N -IE AGUE GAMES , Thii ntw weekly fe.9l.rft i* »pcnwed by |lf¥HUTZELL *• TIME OUT! FRIESNER'S SPORTS CENTER &itf fwcfcolb / "$8.40 . . . Eight bucks for beating your wife and 40 cents for amusement tax." Like to talk your favorite sport? Like to browse through a fina sporting goods stock, without any pressure to buy?' Liks to , ft lodcovextO-hundred tdmd one gadgets for fun? in the open? Then Friesner's is the place for you —where, sports is always the top topic of the day! FRIESNER'S SPORTS CENTER TACKLE JACKET Well, fishers and hunters, , guess a lot of you fellers beei rained out ihe past few days, bu it sure got those corn and beans i< iookin' up nice. ; We've had lol of fishers in here the past fe^V days, talkin' over bail and tackl and such like; Guess they're get tin' up their second wind on fish in'. OUT boy Glen here went wit; sorfte fishin' fellers up to Canad last week on his vacation. Planne< to stay up there fishin' a who! week, but he came back ThUrs day. Sed the big fish were bitirt so fast and furious that the guy! got all tired out hauling them in and just couldn't -take it a whol< week. That was up there in th< Red Lake : district, these fisheri sed. Right after I gave'out my re i.cipe for cooking a snapping turtld here a couple weeks ago, darned if a couple guys didn't hook onto some. They sed they'd ihave beer] out of. luck if they hadn't read my recipes for. cooking same. ' j . I don't know what these fish| ing fellers are going to hook onlo next. That's except Gordy Schmidt and Bill' Thomas. Those poor fellers can't seem Jo catch a thing, even when they .sit on the river bank right, next to sum kid that is pulling 'em in. They are asking everybody about how to ketch sum fish. Anyway, in case any of you boys happen 16 land a shark, here is how to cook up Mr. Shark. Get sum tomatoes, onions and spicesi and..stuff like that together. Then while, that is sjmmering up, cut up your shark in pieces, and fry that in sum peanut oil a little.. Then put it alfiogether arid'stir'it up good. Let the sluff bake in,', J the, oven » and keep lasting it to be sure it goss ,sop.d, ,Sei-y,e. ii..up~with sum rice ar.d bo'lcd poiatoesiand they loll ma it's ? swell dish. Now if i any you fellers' pull in' a shark let's got together, on thp cookin' I •T - ; i 'i f-, i We got'iti a few,<butboard motor' 1 beauties—S-hor^g Seabpes •_-• th. A ' ;have reall#'ge$ what .jtott; wait Mot bad,on$he pbcket-bdok either •; ls one.Nice $• Also for our huntin'ipals we' got in sum really wonderful fire,arms.. Remington Automatic 12- gauage, sum Winchester pump* guns that' are whizzersr^lo men^ lion, a;,couple. Come irt and se» them. Also take a gander-at thii Phil-Rite,,gas can vwe pot here Someihi-ig a little: different. I suppose all' :ri - : ' ~ 1 * u '' i1 ' your'fishin' on!_-»--. - _ T ,-,., -,-j of the rain comiij'. dd^.h. ; .| slept just like I sed I .w£Uld;Vj P.S. JusUearnedJthat Mrs; Thos as 'and^tMr.."? Schmidt went 'and caught ih'eir' : own fish. «-. Bill Barry, Jr. ^' A .. RECRE^TIQN, SUNDAYJUNE ?7 First Game On The New K. C. Diamond ALGONA K. C. vs. LONE ROCK Game Tiifie*<4 P.My ' Rsgvlar Qamt In Keisuth'ttogue and Thii Ad Sponsored |n BR ADLgY DROTHERS^Alg

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