Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on January 3, 1972 · Page 7
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Estherville, Iowa
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Monday, January 3, 1972
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Midgets Entertain Spirit Lake Tuesday Agenda ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, MON., JAN. 3, 1972 Pag* All Conf. Games W L W L Cherokee 6 0 7 1 Storm Lake 6 0 6 0 Estherville 4 2 5 2 Spencer 3 3 3 4 Spirit Lake 1 5 3 5 Emmetsburg 1 5 1 6 Sheldon 1 5 1 6 Sibley 1 5 3 5 GAMES TUESDAY NIGHT Spirit Lake at Estherville Storm Lake at Cherokee Sheldon at Sibley Emmetsburg at Spencer The Lakes Conference swings into its final night in the first round of action Tuesday night with the top game finding the league leaders, Storm Lake and Cherokee meeting for the first time Estherville finishes up its first round of play with Spirit Lake at home, Sheldon plays neighboring Sibley and Emmetsburg invades Spencer. The Indians, not playing bad defensive ball to date have had their problems offensively this season and if could start putting the ball in the hoop, could well be one of the surprise teams in the Lakes. Spirit Lake's biggest output to date has been 53 points against Emmetsburg in Lakes play. The most points scored against the Indians to date was the 80 put on the board by Storm Lake in the final game prior to the holiday season. Their defense has allowed an average of just 63.3 points a game in conference action. Estherville, on the other hand is averaging 71.8 points a game offensively and giving up an average of 56.8 defensively in conference action, being led by the offensive power of Bob Grems and the defense of harrassing guards Wayne Hess and Joe Fitzgibbons. The Midgets also are getting fine games consistently from forward Lee Fransdal and center Scott Summa plus excellent bench strength in Bob Hartman, John Bown, Marty Groth, Doug Brandt and others. The Midgets also have to put up a strong drive the last half of the season in order to gain a shot at the Lakes title, having already lost to both of the leaders and two games out of first place. One of the two will drop Tuesday in the Storm Lake Cherokee clash and should the Midgets go the rest of the way undefeated in Lakes play plus a split between the Braves and Tornadoes, the three teams would likely finish in a three-way tie for the title. Spencer will be aiming at retaining fourth place in the standings when hosting Emmetsburg while Sheldon or Sibley will move out of the cellar with a victory. BASKETBALL TUESDAY Spencer at Estherville (frosh) Ayrshire at Ruthven Sentral at Ringsted Swea City at Armstrong Lakota at Ledyard Thompson at Manly Sioux Rapids at Clay Central Everly at Melvin Boone Valley at West Bend Mallard at South Clay WEDNESDAY Terrll at Milford Tale of 'Subnivea' Told By CLAUDE CHMIEL University of Minnesota News Service Not too many children have heard the tale of "Subnivea," the winter kingdom beneath the snow that is inhabited by all manner of small mammals. There the animals live in peace burrowing through the soft snow and living in the small spaces between the earth and first layer of winter. Not too many children hear of "Subnivea," and they may never get the chance, for the sky is falling on the kingdom and many Miami Dolphins Super Bowl Bound Big Eight Teams In Weekend Bowl By WILL GRIMSLEY AP Special Correspondent MIAMI (AP) - Batten down the hatches, New Orleans. Pasten your seat belts, Dallas Cowboys. You haven't seen anything yet The Miami Dolphins are Super Bowl bound, and they take with them the hopes of the downtrodden and the loudest, wildest cheering section in professional football. The Dolphins, the one time step-child of the American Football League, keep bumping off the big boys. And the people here on this sub-tropical Peninsula just keep on yelling, screaming, bragging and waving handkerchiefs until the outsider fears his ears and nerves will surely pop. It's the 1969 baseball Mets with palm trees, green sweat shirts and helmets. On Sunday, it was time for Romp Games By ALEX SACHARE Associated Press Sports Writer. Unbeaten Nebraska erased any question about who's No. 1 in college football by romping to a 38-6 triumph over second- ranked—and previously unbeaten— Alabama in the , Orange Bowl Saturday night. "This is one of the greatest teams ever to play football," boasted Nebraska Coach Bob Devaney. His counterpart at Alabama, Paul "Bear" Bryant, agreed. "They are one of the greatest— if not the greatest- teams I've ever seen," Bryant said. "We were beaten soundly by a far 7 superior team. Most of the time they just toyed with us." Nebraska— finishing its season 13-0 and stretching its winning streak to 23 games and its undefeated skein to 32—overwhelmed Alabama in the first half. The Cornhuskers exploded eight minutes, 12 seconds of the first half on offense, while smothering Alabama's wishbone attack on defense. In other New Year's Day Bowl games, third-ranked Oklahoma roared to a 31-0 halftime lead, then coasted past Auburn 40-22 in the Sugar Bowl; sophomore Rod Garcia booted a 31- yard field goal with 12 seconds left to give Stanford a 13-12 up set victory over No. 4 Michigan in the Rose Bowl and Penn State, trailing 6-3 at the half, surged back to outscore Texas 27-0 in the second half and tak< a 30-6 decision over the Longhorns in the Cotton Bowl. In Friday contests, Colorado whipped Houston 29-17 in the Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl, Georgia squaked past North Carolina 7-3 in the Gator Bowl and the West squad edged the East 17-13 in the East-West Shrine Game. The final Associated Press national rankings will not be released until Tuesday, but the Cornhuskers left little doubt about who'll grab the top spot. Jerry Tagge masterfully guided the Nebraska offense to a 28-0 halftime lead, capitalizing on frequent miscues by Alabama. Johnny Rodgers turned in the game's most electrifying play, a 77-yard punt return in the first quarter for Nebraska's second touchdown. And all the while, Nebraska's defense stifled Alabama quarterback Terry Davis, running back Johnny Musso and their teammates. "I guess we hit a little too tough and a little too quick," said Ail-American middle guard Rich Glover, a 234-pound terror on defense for Nebraska. Meanwhile, in the other locker room, Musso sat with head bowed and moaned: "We were so bad." Jack Mildren, the most valuable player in the Sugar Bowl, quarterbacked Oklahoma's Wishbone offense to perfection as the. Sooners whipped No. 5 Auburn. Mildren led the Soon­ ers to 439 yards rushing, personally picking up 149 yards on 30 carries, including touchdown runs of five, four and seven yards. Pat Sullivan, Auburn's Heisman Trophy winning quarterback, completed 20 of 44 passes for 250 yards and one touchdown, but was held in check by the Sooner defense until the third quarter, by which time Oklahoma had built up a 34-0 lead. "There is no doubt they are the biggest, strongest, finest looking team I've seen," Sullivan raved. The field goal by Garcia in the Rose Bowl climaxed a dramatic last-minute drive engineered by Stanford quarterback Don Bunce. Taking over with 1:48 remaining to play, Bunce moved his team 78 yards in eight plays, including five complete passes for 66 yards. "We were really pulling some plays out of the air at the end," Bunce said after the game. "I was so excited I didn't even know what I was calling. All the plays on that last drive were audibles." Michigan had taken a 12-10 lead late in the fourth quarter on a safety when Ed Shuttlesworth tackled Jim Ferguson, of Stanford in the Indians' end zone. Ferguson was trying to run back a short field goal attempt. Penn State, licking its wounds after losing to Tennessee 31-11 in a nationally televised regular season finale, made believers out of the Texas Longhorns with a powerful defensive effort. The Nittany Lions caused five Texas fumbles and held the Long- horns without a touchdown- something that had not happened in 80 games. "I don't mink we ever had a bigger win when we needed one," said Penn State Coach Joe Paterno. "They deserved to win in every respect," conceded Texas Coach Darrell Royal. All-American running back Lydell Mitchell gained 146 yards on 27 carries for Penn State, including one»touchdown on a one-yard run. Sophomore tailback Charlie Davis gained 202 yards on 37 carries to pace Colorado in the Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl. ' Defense dominated the Gator Bowl, -with Jimmy Fouios 1 scor* ing the game's only'touchdown on a 25-yard run. Poulos gained 161 yards for Georgia and was voted the game's most valuable player. SMU's Gary Hammond threw two touchdowns to lead the West team to victory in the 47th annual Shrine East-West game. Hammond also caught two passes as a flanker and played some at running back. the champion Baltimore Colts— the poised team of Johnny U n i t a s and gargantuan Bubba Smith — to get their come-up- pance just as the Kansas City Chiefs got theirs in double overtime the week before. The Dolphins whipped the Colts 21-0— the first shutout for the defending National Football League Champions since the Chicago Bears pulled one off Dec. 5, 1965— and qualified to meet the Dallas Cowboys in the Super Bowl at New Orleans Jan. 16. Dolphin fans fell into a state of hysteria. Now nobody is shrugging off this brash band of former ragamuffins, coached by Don Simla and quarterbacked by Bob Griese, five years out of Purdue— least of all the vanquished Colts. "Can Miami beat the Cowboys? I don't know why not," said Baltimore's 38-year-old field general, Unitas. "They're a fine team. Griese is a good quarterback. They have a good rush. They don't make many mistakes. The 6-foot-8, 265-pound Bubba Smith, black, bearded and dazed by the systematic destruction of the great Colts team, was quick to agree. "You bet," said Smith. "But they gotta run the ball and they gotta rush the passer. They do tilings like our team is famous for doing, capitalizing on the other team's mistakes and then hitting when you got the other team groggy. They're good." The beaten giant— hours after the final score had gone on the scoreboard—still was unwilling to believe that disaster had really struck. "It's a mystery to me— I don't understand it," he mumbled in his beard, shaking his head. "I think this team is bet­ ter than the one a year ago when we won. It's the best Baltimore team in the five years on the squad. "Yet these guys went out and beat us at our own game." Don McCafferty, who moved up to head coach when Don Shula left the Colts to take over the Dolphins' meager fortunes two years ago, offered his own considered version of the upset. "They came up with the big plays," he said, "and we didn't. When we needed a field goal, we missed. When we needed a pass, we didn't get it. When we needed five yards on third down, we failed." The Dolphins produced a textbook victory. They gave Unitas breathing room and then stopped him cold when he started to threaten. Their blocking was decisive, their tackling vicious, they struck with merciless swiftness. The game was little more than eight minutes old when Griese faded back and arched a pass into the arms to wide receiver Paul Warfield on the Baltimore 40. Warfield, in full stride, caught the ball over Rick Volk's shoulder and then won the race to the goal line— a 75-yard thrust. Little Garo Yepremian kicked the first of his three extra points. With 4:33 left in the third period, a Unitas pass to Eddie Hinton was tipped by defender Curtis Johnson. Safety Dick Anderson caught it in the air and, behind great blocking, raced 62 yards to score. Now it was 14-0. The Dolphins dealt the coup de grace in the last period, Larry Csonka scoring from the five after a 50-yard Griese pass to Warfield. The Colts, who beat the Cowboys in the Super Bowl here a year ago on a 32-yard field goal by Jim O'Brien, played without hard-running Norm Bulaich and with only partial service from workhorse Tom Matte, both injured. But it's doubtful that the staunchest Colts fan would think the two men's presence might have altered the outcome. Cub Pitcher Is Canada's Top Athlete TORONTO (AP) — Ferguson Jenkins, 28-year-old right-hand­ er for Chicago Cubs, was named Canada's outstanding male athlete of 1971 Tuesday, only the second man ever to win the honor three times. Jenkins, who won the award in 1967 and 1968, joins Maurice "The Rocket" Richard, retired star of the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League who was picked in 1952, 1957 and 1958, as three-time winners. Jenkins is from Chatham, Ont. The poll is conducted by The Canadian Press among sports writers and broadcasters across the country. Jenkins, a 20-game winner in each of the last five seasons, won with 232 points. Phil Esposito of hockey's Boston Bruins was second with 187. of the small mammals are dying. The villain in this fairy tale isn't a dragon — rather, a snowmobile. Subnivea does exist, in a very real sense. The subnivean layer is the small space between the ground and the snow supported by grass and other growth. According to a study by Dr. William D. Schmid, associate professor of zoolozy at the University of Minnesota, many inhabitants of that land are being killed indirectly as snowmobiles pack down the snow. The study, financed by Arctic Enterprises, Thief River Falls, a manufacturer of snowmobiles, took place at the Katherine Ordway Natural History Study Area in Dakota County. Starting in October, 1970, Schmid and his assistant, Julie A. Jarvinen a graduate student, measured off a large grid and proceeded to capture and tag two types of field rodents, the meadow vole and short-tailed shrew, that made up the bulk of the test animals. A rather unique trapping device, made from a plastic wastebasket, was used, enabling the researchers to continue trapping after snow had fallen, as the wastebasket served as a trap shelter. Snowmobiling on the study area didn't begin until Jan. 17, after 12 weeks of trapping and a considerable amount of snow had already fallen. "This contrasts with most of the snowmobiling areas in the state," said Schmid, "since snowmobllers are usually out on their machines immediately after the first snowfall." Half the study area was snow- mobiled in a pattern that covered the entire half after each snowfall. "Still," said Schmidt, "the experimental area wasn't worked over nearly as much as most snowmobile areas near the Twin Cities." The effect on the number of new and previously marked animals caught in the snow- mobiled half was startling. In the 12 weeks of trapping before snowmobiling began, the researchers captured a total of 72 animals on what would be the experimental, or snowmobiled, study plot, and 71 on the plot that was used as a "control" — that wasn't snowmobiled. There was a dramatic change in the figures during the 12 weeks of trapping after snowmobiling had taken place. On the snowmobiled plot, only one previously marked small mammal and one unmarked mammal were captured. On the control plot, there was a total of 101 captures, including animals that had been caught and marked in the first trapping period. "It's worth noting," said Schmid, "that none of the animals from the experimental plot were captured in the control half of the study area. The assumption can be made," Schmid continues, "that if the small mammals were migrating from the snowmobiled area, they would migrate in all directions, and that some of them would show up in the adjacent control plot." They didn't and Schmid feels it is a fair assumption that the animals died. "Small animals arc under a great deal of strees during the w 1 n t e r," explained Schmid. "There is the temperature factor, and the fact that food is scarce. "Now in the subnivean layer between the ground and the snow acts like an insulator. But if the snow is all packed down, as it is by snowmobiles, the crystal quality of the snow is changed, it is packed closer to the earth, and the insulating qualities are reduced." Schmid easily admits the study was preliminary and is assisting a colleague, Dr. Ben Brown, in a study that will cover a much larger area. Brown, who received his Ph. D. last year, is a small mammal ecologist. He makes no claims to being an "expert" — in fact, dislikes the term. "All I'm doing is presenting the data I collect," he said. "It's the people that have to make the decisions about snowmobile regulation." Schmid himself likes snowmobiles — "because they get people outside and doing things. Much better than watching TV." But he still feels "Snowmobiles should have some kinds of controls. We just don't know enough about their effects on the environment." The actions being taken by various city and country boards regulating snowmobile use are viewed as a healthy sign by Schmid and his colleagues. It may be healthy for the kingdom of Subnivea as well, for perhaps the sky wont fall after all. Staubach's Scrambles Sty mi Fdrty-Niners Ack Ack Horse of Year NEW YORK (AP) - Ack Ack, best in the West, is the 1971 Horse of the Year while Canonero n, who won two jewels of the Triple Crown and the affection of the general public, is the champion 3-year-old. Ack Ack and Canonero II were named Tuesday in voting by members of the National Turf Writers Association, writers and editors of the Morning Telegraph - Daily Racing Form and secretaries of Thoroughbred Racing Associations' member tracks. Each received three first- place votes as the consensus winners of the balloting conducted separately by the three groups. The 5-year-old Ack Ack also was named best 4-year-old and upward colt, horse or gelding, and best sprinter. Other division champions were Riva Ridge, 2-year-old colt or gelding; Numbered Account, 2-year-old filly; Turkish Trousers, 3-year-old filly; Shuvee, 4-year-old and upward filly or mare; Run the Gantlet, turf horse, and Shadow Brook, steeplechase or hurdle horse. Each winner received three first-place votes except Ack Ack, as a sprinter, and Shuvee. Duck Dance also got a vote as best sprinter while Double Delta got one as best older filly or mare. By DENNE H. FREEMAN Associated Press Sports Writer DALLAS (AP) - A bloodied young quarterback on his way to stardom and a veteran defensive end fighting for his job keyed the perennial "Next Year's Champion" Dallas Cowboys into the Super Bowl Sunday for the second consecutive year. Quarterback Roger Staubach, a three-year man from Navy, scrambled San Francisco dizzy in a 14-3 National Conference title victory in Texas Stadium and defensive end George Andrie made the big defensive play. "Look out Super Bowl," said Cowboy tackle Bob Lilly. "Some fans sort of ridiculed our play last year and I think we have something to prove." There was little dis- appoinment among the Cowboys players that they would not get a chance for revenge against Baltimore in the Super Bowl and instead would play Miami. "We never really cared about the opponent," said linebacker Le Roy Jordan. "I said last year we would be back. And we are going to do it this time." Andrie's interception of a John Brodie pass and his six- yard run to the 49er two-yard line in the second quarter was the defensive gem of bitterly fought game. Calvin Hill, who later left the game with an injured knee, crashed across from one-yard out for the touchdown. Dallas' 7-0 lead held up until Bruce Gossett kicked a 28-yard field goal to make it 7-3 in the third period. Andrie, who had shared duty this year with Pat Toomay, said, "It was just ah impulsive play. We had studied San Francisco's screen plays. We were blitzing and I just saw the screen coming. Brodie threw the ball right to me. I don't with think he saw me." Andrie was tackled by Brodie and took severe ribbing from his teammates. "George didn't wait for my block," said Dallas' other defensive end Larry Cole. Staubach finally took some pressure off the Doomsday Def- nese with an 80-yard drive in 14 plays deep in the fourth quarter. Staubach, who had guided Dallas to nine consecutive victories, nailed tight end Bill Truax for 22 yards on a crucial third-and-four situation at the Dallas 45 on the drive. Then the former Heisman Trophy winner scrambled for eight yards— his fifth run of the day against the 49ers. Duane Thomas climaxed the drive a two-yard touchdown run. I was having a hard time the way San Francisco was double teaming both receivers," Staubach said. "The ball was taking off on me. I didn't want to put it up for an interception. Remember, I'm just a young guy." Staubach got a bloodied elbow and was asked if he suffered it on one of his scrambles. "I think I got it when I came off the field and coach (Tom) Landry bit me," Staubach joked. Landry said Staubach's wild scrambles certainly aren't planned. "He runs enough without any plays," smiled Landry, San Francisco coach Dick Nolan said, "Roger's scram­ bling certainly helped." Linebacker Frank Nunley added, "I think he's sometimes overlooked as a great passer because people think of him as a scrambler. He's a great passer." And Nunley predicted, "Dallas is going to win the Super Bowl, there's no doubt in my mind." Dallas limited San Francisco to nine first downs and intercepted Brodie three times. Professional Directory \7% INTEREST RATES ARE FALLING? OURS HAVEN'T f Interest Paid or Compounded Semi-Annually on Savings Certificates of $1,000.00 or more, 1 Year Term. Interest Compounded Semi - Annually Current Rate Paid on Passbook Savings. Money Available Anytime. 4% ASK FOR DETAILS on 7 Percent Interest, Paid on Savings of Larger Amounts and Extended Terms. ESTHERVILLE, IOWA NOTICE TO AREA RURAL RESIDENTS WHO DEPEND ON FIRE FIGHTING SERVICES FROM THE ESTHERVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT Our equipment rental fees have not been increased since 1948. It is necessary to increase our fee schedule to the following: Item Pumper(Truck) Personnel Tanker Fee $50 per call $5 per man per hour $18 per call Wm. Charles Bernard, City Manager Dr. Paul G. Larsen DENTIST Central Ave. Phone 362-4464 Dr. S. B. Rose OPTOMETRIST GAARDE BUILDING 7 South 7th Street Phone 362-5868 Dr. J. B. Osher DENTIST 619 Second Avenue North Phone 362-4127

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