Algona Ames trips Bulldogs 65-53 in first round state State Historical Sooiity X ' \ • , ' • lava Oity, iewa" .' ; . , rnament opener Algona high school's feared press fizzled and Ames played one of its best games of the season as the Bulldogs went down in the first round of the state basketball tournament Thursday afternoon in Veteran's Auditorium, 65-53. Despite the loss, the Bulldog'! all-state candidate Dal* TMtar put en a daiiling display in th* last three quarters. He finished th* same with 29 points and 25 rebounds. The latter was by far tops for the game and his points were just one short of the magical Rich Agard, who hit 30 for the Little Cyclones. "We played one of our better games of the season," said Coach George Duvall after the game. "Yes, one of our best, I believe." He may have been trying to be kind to Algona followers but few who saw the game could disbelieve him. His club outrebounded Algona. It outshot us too and had too much muscle all the way around on this day. Algona stayed close in the early minutes, then went through an agonizing third quarter, scoring only six points. EVEN THEN they were down by only a 36-27 count at the half. But the first two minutes of the third quarter were the crucial ones and Algona couldn't buy a bucket. They got six good shots and a free throw try but didn't score a point. Ames vyent pointless during this interim too but the nine- point edge stayed the same. Then Mr. Agard & Co. got hot, hit four straight baskets and the game was out of reach forever at 43-26. The spread reached 53-32 at the end of the third quarter and 59-36 in the opening minutes of the final, period. Then Algona began to outhustle the Duva.llm.en .and they dicl it,,.in a big way. They reeled off 13 straight points, all by Teeter and Tom Claude and the margin was only 59-49. But time ran out and the Algona hopes for a second semi-final berth went up like smoke on an autumn day. ALGONA shot a not-too-chilly 32% for the game but these figures are somewhat misleading. Teeter fired at the hoop 27 times and hit 12 of his tries for a 44% mark. His mates fired the other 38 of the Algona 65 shots and connected on just 9 of them for a chilly 23.4%. Maybe they were just a bit tense in the huge 14,000-seat auditorium. Maybe they were worn-out from an arduous 23- game slate. More likely, they just had a bad day with the aforementioned reasons helping. The Bulldogs got in foul trouble early. Craig Espe, who just doesn't foul out of many games, had four with 29 seconds left in the first half. And even more surprising, all came in the front court rather than in the backcourt where he usually picks them up on steal attempts. DAVE WALKER fouled out of the game with six seconds left in the third period. Espe left late in the fourth quarter. Tom Claude had four at the finish while Teeter picked up only one and that was late in the game. The opening day battle started out with a rush. Ames hit its first three shots but the Bulldogs countered each time, first on a Merry man jump shot, then on a Walker rebound and finally by a layup on an Espe-to-Teeter play. There was only 6:10 gone at that point and it looked like this would be a close one. But only a Walker free throw punctuated 11 straight Ames points, with Agard firing the ball home four times, plus a free throw, in this period. Espe's long shot closed the quarter with Algona down 17-9. Everyone but Teeter got in the scoring column in the opening minutes of the second quarter with a short shot by Merryman closing the gap to 22-18 midway in the period. HERE THEN is the turning point if there has to be one. Teeter scored the last seven' points of the quarter and he got five of Algona's six third period points. During a span of 16 minutes, or the equivalent of half the game, Teeter scored 20 of Algona's 21 points. You've just got to have better balance than this to win against a team the calibre of Ames. From midway in the second quarter until the finish, Teeter scored 26 of Algona's 35 final points. After that 22-18 deficit, only two baskets by Claude broke Teeter's field goal domination. This is not to say that the other Bulldogs let down— they just couldn't ring the bell. Again without taking credit from his teammates, who did their share through the season and five tournament games, this must be ranked as Dale's finest hour. He pulled down six more rebounds than did any Cyclone player and he got 25 of Algona's 42 for the game. Ames outrebounded Algona 52-42 for the game. It hit 41% of 59 shots on 24 bulleyes while Algona had 21 of 65 tor a 34% mark. \ Even more astounding, Algona connected oh only 11 of 23 free throw tries, one of the few if not the "only time they hit less than 50% from the charity line all season. And so the end of a long but successful basketball season is here. The Bulldogs compiled a remarkable 21-3 record for the season, second best in school history. They did it with great hustle, superb coaching and a superstar in Dale Teeter t undoubtedly, the finest basketball player ever to wear a Bulldog uniform. He ended his career with 1191 points, a school record. His mark of 592 this year will stand as a mark for many years as will his career total. And it just couldn't have come to a nicer young man. He's gracious in both victory and defeat and after all, isn't this what the game is all about? The same can be said for his teammates and fellow students. They accepted defeat calmly, without excuses and alibis. There must be a winner and a loser in every game of basketball and on this St. Patrick's Day, it was Algona's turn to lose. Maybe it was overdue. This was a team that was given little chance of ever reaching the state tournament except as spectators but through hard work and hustle, they got there. Oh yes, maybe with a little luck thrown in. # * * Half of the teams in last week's state tournament field of eight had an Algona coaching flavor . . . besides the obvious Algona and Ames clubs, two others had ex-Algonans with them . . . Leon Vann, who coached basketball at Garrigan for several years prior to Steve McCall and Bill Brennan, is now assistant basketball coach at (Continued on Page 8) Alaona Houuth County Entered as second class matter, Dee. 1, 1908, at Atflona, Iowa, SOS1I pot off lee VOL. 66— NO. 23 MONDAY, MARCH 21, 1966 — ALGONA, under Act of Cen«r*u March I. 1179 — I PAGES IN 1 SECTION ance ALGONA ($3) fg—a ft—a pf Merryman 2—13 0—1 1 Teeter 12—27 5—8 1 Walker 2—5 3—6 5 Espe 2—5 0—0 5 Claude 3—14 3—7 - 4 Boldridge 0—1 0—1 3 tp reb. 4 3 25 8 Jones 0—0 0—0 0 29 7 4 9 0 0 2 2 1 1 TOTALS 21—«5 11—23 19 53 42 AMES (65) fg—« Blake 2—6 Agard 13—26 4—6 Watson 4—10 2—2 McKinley : 1—4 6—10 4 Bliss 0—1 2—5 2 Calhoun 3—8 0—3 2 Beman 1—2 3—3 2 ft—a pf tp reb. 0—1 2 4 1 3 1 30 10 8 2 6 5 7 19 7 8 4 2 SJOGREN Firemen shown ft Sjogren fire FIREMEN ARE SHOWN working on the fire in Sjogren's Grocery early Saturday morning from the front entrance. The blaze, which gutted the interior, is believed to.have started in the southwest corner. Bright white lines on the roof'are from the coats of other firemen battling the blaze. One fireman, Don Peterson, was overcome by:smoke anjd hospitalized overnight at St. Ann's. Thes.e pictures were' tak-en exclusively for the-A'dyance by pke Siillman.' -. - J - , Damage could amount to over S 100,000 An early morning fire Satur-,to the lower part, day gutted and virtually des-1 Despite the early morning troyed the Sjogren Grocery j hour, a large number of per- store at Jones and North streets sons watched the work of fire- ALGONA FIREMEN are shown bringing up hoses to the roof of the Sjogren building shortly after their arrival early Saturday morning. They chopped a number of holes in the roof to get ventilation for the blaze and pour water into the interior. TOTALS 24—56 17—30 16 65 49 Harold Koppen, 50, of Lakota, dies Friday Harold J. Koppen, 50, of Lakota, died Friday at Veteran's Hospital, Des Moines, He had been ill for several weeks. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. (today) Monday at Sacred Heart Church in Ledyard with Rev. Robert Thiele officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Garry funeral home, of Bancroft, is in charge of arrangements. Harold J. Koppen was born April 9, 1915 the son of Gus and Belie Shannon Koppen. Survivors include his wife, Darlene, one son, Dean, at home and one daughter, Mrs. William Smith, Philadelphia, Penn. One brother and two sisters also survive. They are: Donald, Lakota; Mrs. Eldon Heetland, Winnebago, Minn.; and Clifford Kmidspn, De Sota, Wisconsin. Mr. Koppen was a WW II vet- eran and will receive military services sponsored by the Lakota Legion. Woman gots yoar in jail, parolod Dorothy V. Armstrong, Sexton, pleaded quilty Friday to a charge of making beer available to minors. She was sentenced to a year in jail but was paroled to the court district parole officers on good behavior. She was charged with giving beer Dec. 11 to two boys under 21 years old. Five Burl teachers have resigned Burt — The school board met March 14 and the following resignations were accepted: Mrs. Alice Anderson, 2nd grade, who will teach at Swea City; Mrs. Janet Sowers, home economics, who will teach at Junior High, Algona; Mrs. Larry Coney, . band and vocal; Alvw iflap- pen, coach; Richard Hopkins 1 , English. Three break-ins at Wesley solved with confession od of gaining entrance was used and $5 in cash was reported missing. — K & H Oil Co., also entered in the same manner. About $22.94 was taken from the cash register there. All three firms are located on the Wesley main street, several blocks apart. $4,052 pledged for Tilonka pool fund Three burglaries at Wesley early Thursday morning were cleared up with the confession of 'a 23-year old Britt man the same day. Larry G. DeKruif, rural Britt, was arrested by Sheriff L. M. Brower of Garner and admitted the three break-ins, plus several others in Hancock county. He will be prosecuted in Hancock county, according to Kossuth Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst. Wesley firms broken into were: Johnny's Market, where j BUY BANCROFT HOUSE here. No estimate of carnage was given by owner Dick Sjogren or Algona fire chief Ralph Elbert but it will certainly amount to somewhere in the vicinity of $100,000. The entire inside was gutted, with the huge stock almost a total loss. The building also was extensively damaged from fire, smoke and water. Deputy state fire marshall Don Hutchinson, Storm Lake, a former Algona patrolman, and filbert were to check the remains Saturday afternoon. Early investigation by Elbert indicated the fire started near the check-out counter and cash register in the southwest corner of the building. THE BLAZE was discovered by Andy Mullen, who lives in a tenant house on the Bill Kuhn farm just north of Algona. He works at the Coats Co. ' at .Fort • Dodge and was returning from work at about " 1 a.m: when he noticed smoke blowing across the highway. There was a healthy northwest wind at the time. He turned the corner in front of the building and saw red inside. Mullen drove directly to the police station to turn in the alarm. City police report cruising by the building shortly before but noticed nothing suspicious. Several neighbor girls returned home about midnight and told their parents they detected smoke in the area but saw no fire. The store was closed at the regular hour by employees Jim Gade and Dick Waldera and they left the building about 9:30 p.m. The firm had taken in a regular Thursday grocery order for the weekend and there were cardboard boxes piled almost to the ceiling near the check-out and when these caught fire, the blaze gained headway quickly. THE ENTIRE Algona fire department of 25 men battled the blaze, with one firemen hospitalized from inhalation. He was Don Peterson, 33, longtime Algona fireman. He was overcome by smoke when he left the building and was taken to St. Ann hospital at about 2:45 a.m. by Hank Geilenfeld in his car. Peterson was given oxygen at the scene and in the car enroute to the hospital. He was also under oxygen all night but was released late Saturday morning. All firemen used gas masks but it is believed that Peterson's mask might j have been loose, allowing heavy I fumes from the many plastic i toys and equipment in the store to get through. A total of $4,052 has been pledged with another $2/500 coming also from various clubs and organizations from Titonka on the new swimming pool project there. Money was turned in at a Titonka Cham- j cording to Elbert. ber of Commerce meeting last Monday night. A total of 33 were present. The canvass is still continuing. Ironically, new straps for the oxygen masks had been ordered some time ago and arrived Saturday morning, just hours after the fire, ac- men. , Owner Dick Sjogren, who has been in the grocery business his entire life, would not place an estimate on stock and building damage Saturday morning. He said the stock was unusually high because of the recent grocery order and the large amount of spring sporting goods that had arrived. Clean-up work was expected to begin as soon as an inspection uy the state fire marshal's office had been completed. Sjogren indicated he would rebuild the store, probably from scratch since there is very little salvagable from the present building. Most or all of the stock is a total loss. THE STORE had a fire on the night of Jan. 3, 1962 which did about $3,000 in damage to the building. The stock had very little damage in that fire, which started in the attic of the structure. Charles Newell, I •, ,-,!... - ~ -, 7 Fenton, dies; heart attack Fenton — Charles Henry Newell, 73, died Thursday evening, March 17 in the hospital at Estherville. He had been in the hospital a week following a heart attack. He was born Feb. 11, 1891 to L. J. Newell and Katherine Weisbrod. He attended Fenton school and one year at Highland Park college, Des Moines. He farmed for many years on the farm where he was born. He was married Dec. 10, 1913 to Ella L. Johnson who survives, as well as three children, Harold L., Lakewood, Calif., Lyle C., Fenton, and LaVonne McCarty, Hartley, and nine grandchildren. A brother also survives, LeRoy Newel, Hartley. A sister, Clara Johnson, is dead. Mr. Newell was a county supervisor of the 4th district of Kossuth county for 12 years and one year he was chairman of the board. Services were Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Fenton Methodist church with Rev. Russell Eldridge officiating. Burial was in the Fenton Methodist cemetery, Thomas funeral home of Fenton in charge. Ex-Lone Rock woman dies Mrs. Dettman Neilson, 62, a former Lone Rock resident, died Friday at Rice Hospital, Wilmer, Minn. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 22 at the Lone Rock Presbyterian church, Rev. Albert C. Bullock officiating. Bm> ial will be in East Lawn Cemetery. Survivors include her husband, Dettman and one son, L&- roy, Sunburg, Minn. the glass in the front door was broken and the lock was released by reaching through the opening. $1.75 was taken from the cash register and some meat was also taken from a cooler. — Wesley Standard Service Station, owned by Maynard. Bancroft — The Albert Dei- terings purchased the George Wolf estate home here recently. The Thomas Deiterings will occupy the house while they are in the process of building their own house. The Deiterings moved their household goods from Swanson, where the same meith- i Perry last Saturday. Firemen chopped a number of holes in the roof to get ventilation. Because of the many different additions and rooms, they worked for several hours to finally put out the last of the flames. HEAT WAS so intense that clocks were melted from the walls. The building had three different ceilings which made the job of firemen more difficult. Insulation in the ceiling, however, kept the fire comfined \ Hamilton's in, charge. John Kollasch dies Saturday John P. Kollasch, 72 of rural Algona, died about 8:15 a.m, Saturday at St. Ann hospital. He had been admitted two days before, on Thursday. Funeral services were pending for at the Advance press two», TJTo WNll 4-/-kt-l '«• ^ W I-kVl n»«W A *&* iW '
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