The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 14, 1967 · Page 7
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 7

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 14, 1967
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don smrth 2-Algona (la.) Upper DCS Maine* Tuesday, March 14, 1967 always remember his comforting words, "Now, don't be nervous, son," as I stepped to the free throw line after being fouled. IF you add just five words a m.-mth to your vocabulary, in a single year your friends will wonder who in heck you think you are. CHAMP went to ISTC (we still like that name for it), Cedar Falls, after high school and immediately made himself known on the football and wrestling teams. I got to know him the year he was a sophomore, for that was my first year at the same school and he was a tackle on the football team and varsity wrestler. HIS athletic career at ISTC was great. He was named to the All- North Central Conference Football Team, lettered three years in that sport, and also lettered three year sin wrestling. Will never forget watching Champ and Coach Dave McCuskey (now mentor in that sport at the University of Iowa) during some of their practice matches in the wrestling room at the fieldhouse. There were never any better matches anywhere. They really went at it ! FOLLOWING a varsity match, Champ could usually be found in a small grocery store on college hill, consuming an ice cream cone and bottle of orange pop - two items on which he had become "hooked." During his dual meet career, he lost only one match in college, was second in the National AAU as a freshman, losing to Henry Witte- YOU know, lots of times we wait too long before we say anything good about someone. In the case of Champ Martin, we're not going to put it off any longer. CHAMP has long been a friend of ours (and we hope he remains that way so if someone threatens us, he'll be on our side). Didn't know him in high school, although do rem?mber seeing him playing football and wrestling for Eagle Grove High. He graduated a year before I did at AHS and during his senior year, won the 165 Ib. state wrestling championship. We guess that's where he got his name. HE was raised on a farm in the Goldfield-Eagle Grove area and was a son of Roy Martin, who for m.\ny years before his death was referred to as "Eagle Eye" by sports fans. You see, Roy was a real good official — and at times seemed to have eyes in the back of his head with whicli he watched offenders in that direction. Roy officiated the first Junior Varsity basketball game I ever played in at AHS and I'll burg, who later was top man in the nation for some years — and lost a referee's decision to the national champion in the NCAA tourney as a junior. A bad knee, result of a football injury, kept him out of the meets other times. AND the football teams at ISTC probably won more football games than any others in the history of the sport while Champ was a regular at tackle. Known as the Mighty Midgets, due naturally to a lack of size, they were driven to unknown heights by the late Coach Buck Starbeck. AS a Lt. in the U. S. Navy during World War n, Champ was skipper of a FT boat after attending Midshipman's School at Northwestern University. He didn't gain the recognition of JFK at the helm, but still has a neat scale model of his boat in the Martin home here. MAN is the only animal that blushes. Or needs to. (Mark Twain) CHAMP and his wife, Dottie, met as students at ISTC. She was from Cresco, had a brother that wrestled at Minnesota U. and has always known almost (not quite) as much about wrestling terminology as her husband. She can be seen at every meet in which her husband's teams are competing and is a staunch supporter of all athletics at AHS. THE Martins came to Algona in 1946 — and have been here since. Of course, Champ teaches manual arts at AHS and until They're here! They're honeys! They're you! They're young! The Youm-mobiles from Old ?»^<£! Young in action, with Rocket V-8 performance to zing you into spring. Young in looks-the kind that says tomorrow's here ahead of its time. Even young in price-ta BB ed to say "yes" to youthful budgets! Example: This pizazzy new Delmont 88 brilliant new entry in the Youngmobile lineup. See 'em all at your Oldsmobile Dealer's! Co Oldsmobile at your nearest fjj§ transportation center a year ago was also line coach for the varsity football squad. Nobody knows how many dual meets his wrestling teams have won • since > his arrival here -.hut he sure has put Algona on the map in a wrestling way. He's also developed a Targe number of state champions and his team won the State Championship in 1966. His teams have finished no lower than third in the past five years and were second this year. ALL of the Martin's five children were born here. Bob is a student (and former wrestler under his dad) at University of Northern Iowa (see how funny that sounds); Dave a freshman (he was a State Champion two years) and on the wrestling squad at ISU, Ames; Linda a student at AHS and a cheerleader; and Paul and Jim are in the grades here. Paul just got started as a wrestler a couple of weeks ago, and knowing him, we'll bet he'll be a good one, too. It's too early to know -about Jim. THIS spiel is aimed at letting Champ know just how much we appreciate what he's done for wrestling at AHS - and we know lots of local persons feel the same way about it. Oh yes, one last tiling - and this might get us into trouble because we told him a long time we'd never let the cat out of the bag - Champ used to be one of the finest knitters around I "GOOD heavens I" cried Whistler when he saw his mother on her knees washing the floor. "Have you gone off your rocker ?" •»-..», New Vehicle Soles Total 20 In Week Twenty new vehicles were registered at the office of County Treasurer Don Jorgenson. Chevrolet - Pioneer HiBred Corn Co., Algona, truck; Gerhard or Ruth D. Nerem, Bancroft, pickup; H. R. or NaDiene Stillman, Algona; Joyce M. Becker, Wesley; E. L. or Marie Wischmeyer, Swea City. Ford — Joe's Texaco Serv., Algona, pickup; Blanchard Lbr., Lone Rock, truck; D. J. Ralie, Bancroft. Chrysler —H. H. Krause, Lone Rock. Plymouth - C. L. or Marilyn Benson, Algona; L. W. or Janet Sowers, Algona. Rambler — D. W. Jorgenson, Algona; J. H. or Marianne Chalstrom, Algona. Pontiac — R. A. or Mildred Carney, Algona. Olds - L. G. or Inez Krumwiede, Bancroft. Dodge - G. H. Powers, Algona. , Buick — H. M. or Emmogene Batt, Burt; J. M. Rooney, Algona. IHC — Algona Impl. Co., Algona, pickup. Honda-C. E. Borchardt, Fenton. Volkswagen - A. 0. Langerman, Fenton. COME TO EMMETSBURG'S ST. PAT'S CELEBRATION FRIDAY & SATURDAY, MARCH 17 & 18 • Glamorous 1 Miss Shamrock Pageant "Beauty and Talent Contest, with over 20 reigning Beauty queens on parade. Friday, March 17th, 7:30 P.M. at Corrigan Hall. Admission: Adults - $1.25 - Children - $1.00. • Fabulous St. Patrick's Parade Over .100 Entries Saturday, March 18th, 1:30 P.M. • Jo Ann Castle & Joe Feeney Show In Person: Direct from Lawrence Welk TV Show Two Performances March 18th, 7 P.M. & 9 P.M. Admission — $3.00 Write or Phone 852-3838 - TICKETS ON SALE AT TALL PAUL'S • HONSBRUCH'S RUSK DRUG • KENNEDY'S (Bancroft)

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