Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on January 4, 1972 · Page 9
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^1fou would have sworn they'd switched uniforms before the game . . . because they appeared to have switched philosophies. -OA couple of months ago over at Green Bay the Vikings defeated the Packers 24-13 and Dan Devine said in retrospect: "What kind of a team is Minnesota? A. very patient team . .. willing to wait for the right opportunity. -And on so many Sundays during the 1971 season ... as in the S st several seasons. . .theVik- js had turned patience into victory. They had waited ... biding Final Viking Thoughts ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, TOES., JAN. 4, 1972 Page 9 • •> 4-*f* f t their time .. . often behind but always close. And when they saw the cracks — when a mistake was made — they came pouring through. What the theory lacked in esthetic value it more than made Sports up for in results. The Vikings won 11 and lost 3 in '71. Quite often it looked like a race between a bunch of guys in sports cars and a bunch of guys in hard-hats riding a dump truck. But the dump truck was very durable and brimming over with unsmiling, square - shouldered types who could pick-and-shovel you to death. And when the questions about form came — and they came often — Bud Grant would say: "We believe that there are many ways to win a football game .. . and we have never Storm Lake Still Fourth; na to Seventh in Poll By. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS •. Unbeatens Ames and Cedar Rapids Washington remain a nip-and-tuck one-two in the fifth Associated Press Iowa high school basketball poll, but there is. a shakeup in the lower ranks. Ames (8-0), the defending Big Eight Conference champion, stayed perfect last week by dumping Waterloo West 61-50, while Washington pushed its record to 9-0 with a 98-81 cruise by Iowa City West. The Little Cyclones of Ames picked up nine of a possible 16 first-place votes—the same as last week—and Washington received five. Nov. 5 Oelwein had the other two. Unbeatens Sioux City East (70) and Storm Lake (6-0) retain spots three and four, but the rest of The Top Ten has an altered look. Oelwein (7-0) moves to fifth from sixth after dumping tough independent Dubuque Wahlert 71-64 and Des Moines Tech (50) is up a spot after disposing of Des Moines Roosevelt 81-70. Rounding out The Top Ten in order are Algona, Marshalltown, Iowa City West and Harlan. Algona gains a place to seventh after riddling Emmetsburg 107-55 for a 7-0 start. Marshalltown (5-2) jumps to eighth from a tie for 10th after knocking off previous No. 19 Fort Dodge 60-52. Iowa City (8-0), tied for 10th last week, takes ninth after handling Anamosa (64-51) and Muscatine (70-60) last week. Harlan gains 10th after knocking off previous No. 14 Creston 81-79. Harlan is 7-0 and was ranked 11th last week. The biggest casualty is former No. 5 Cedar Rapids Jefferson which falls to 11th after losses to Cedar Rapids Kennedy (78-63) and Davenport Central (64-55). Making up the rest of the sec- Hawkeyes 6-0 at Home After Dumping Kansas IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) The Iowa basketball team again showed Monday night that home is where it's at for victories. The Hawkeyes ran their season's home court record to 60— counting a victory over the Australian Nationals-^ by. dumpr ipg slumping Kansas 81-fiJJ,,, .•-'•'< "We had spots of good basketball again tonight," said Iowa Coach Dick Schultz as his team pushed its record to 5-4. The Hawkeyes have won four of their last five games and open their 14-game Big Ten schedule at Wisconsin. "I think it was a good warm- up for us for the conference schedule," added Schultz who cited the Hawkeyes' good night of shooting and rebounding as plus signs. Iowa hit just a shade under 50 per cent (34 of 69) from the field and out-rebounded the Jayhawks 54-39. Junior seven-foot center Keven Kunnert and sophomore reserve forward Neil Fegebank led the Iowa shooting. Kunnert, a former Dubuque Wahlert prep, connected on 13 of 19 from the field for a season's high 26 points. He also added 13 rebounds. "I said earlier we would have to start getting the ball more to Kevin," noted Schultz. "And at times we did get the ball inside better tonight." fegebank; "Who led''Paulllna to three Iowa Class' A state titles as a prep, connected on five of eight shots for the night and finished with 10 points. Junior guard Glen Angelino had his third straight strong game, pumping in 14 points. The Hawkeyes played without their top reserve guard— Gary Lusk, who was suspended for one game by Schultz because of a violation of training rules. With Fegebank hitting all four of his shots from the field, Iowa clicked at a 63 per cent mark in the opening half to build a 46-37 lead. The Hawkeyes ballooned their lead to as many as 17 in the final six minutes. Kansas, 3-8, dropped its fifth straight. Bud Stallworth with 28, sophomore Bob Kivisto with 15 and Randy Canfield with 12 led the Jayhawks. ond ten in order are Davenport West, South Tama, Sioux City Central, Cedar Rapids Kennedy, Council Bluffs Lincoln, Alta, Chariton, Creston, Clinton St. Mary's and Alton Floyd Valley. The only new faces among The Top 20 are No. 15 Cedar Rapids Kennedy (5-2), No. 18 Chariton (5-1) and Alton Floyd Valley (7-0), which is tied with Clinton St. Mary's for 20th. Only three of The Top 20 ranked teams—Alta, St. Mary's and Floyd Valley—are Class A size schools. Four unbeatens including Mt. Ayr (8-0) and New Sharon North Mahaska (8-0) are among 21 other teams that collected votes in the poll of sports writers and sportscasters. THE AP PREP TOP 20 First-place votes and records in parentheses. Points awarded on a 12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis. Total points for Top Ten at right. 1. Ames (9) (8-0) 182 2. C. Rap. Wash. (5) (9-0) 180 3. S. City East (7-0) 143 4. Storm Lake (6-0) 115 5. Oelwein (2) (7-0) 103 6. D. Moines Tech (6-0) 89 7. Algona (7-0) 71 8. Marshalltown (5-2) 56 9. Iowa City West (8-0) 49 10. Harlan (7-0) 44 The Second 3}en 11. Cedar Rapids Jefferson (4-3). 12. Davenport West (5-2). 13. South Tama (8-0). 14. Sioux City Central (6-1). 15. Cedar Rapids Kennedy (5-2). 16. Council Bluffs .Lincoln (6r2) f 17. Alta,(7-0). 18. .Gharitoh 19. ,CrS &tori/<7- 1)., 20. Clintqn St. Marv's'(6-1) and Alton Floyd Valley (7-0. Others Receiving Votes Des Moines North (4-2), Camanche (6-1), Keokuk (4-2), Cherokee, Estherville (4-2), Russell, Burlington (5-2), New Sharon North Mahaska (8-0), Carroll Kuemper, Mt. Ayr (8-0), Anita, Clarinda, Elkader Central (6-1), Oelwein Sacred Heart (5-1), Grundy Center (5-1), Treynor (6-0), Davenport Central (4-4), Montezuma (6-1), Decorah (51), Denver (5-0), and Keokuk Cardinal Stritch (8-1). looked disparagingly at the ways we won." Neither had the Dallas Cowboys , . , however different their methods might have been. While the Vikings would hammer away from point-blank range the Cowboys were wont to dazzle a foe with long-range artillery. Last Saturday, before the fog blanketed Metropolitan Stadium, the Cowboys played it Minnesota- style. Dallas scored20points... 8 more than the Vikings. And 13 of the 20 came as a result of mistakes by the Vikings. They waited ... patiently ... in the gloom of the Met and when the fumble and the interceptions came ... the cracks . .. they poured through. So? So, a couple of theories that didn't need restating were restated: There is (a) very little to choose from between the select grouping of top teams in professional football and (b) big games are usually lost rather than won. Not surprisingly — because good football teams are made up of good people — the Vikings accepted the defeat realistically. Clinton Jones, who had run like a demon, said: "We could look for "what-ifs," but why do it? That would be taking away from Dallas and they don't deserve that. We both had our chances." So 1971 is on the shelf. Some final thoughts? Alan Page. That's a thought by itself. No longer is there need to debate fine points between the best of the defensive linemen. Alan Page is in a class by himself ... and getting better. Clinton Jones ... a greatly- improved runner in 1971. Vikings fans have been waiting five years for Clinton Jones to "arrive." The thought here is that the wait is over. Bob Grim picked up a ton of slack when Gene Washington was hobbled by a foot injury. Grim caught 45 passes and scored 7 touchdowns ... and gave a lot of people cause to wonder what it will be like in '72 with Grim and a healthy Gene Washington playing together. Charlie West may have made the biggest jump of all. Interceptions, kickoff returns, punt returns . . . Charlie led the team in all three categories. And to the great physical gifts that he has always possessed Charlie added confidence and maturity and boldness. Carl Gersbach turned out to be a plum from the waiver grab- bag. He played middle linebacker for 10 weeks while Lonnie Warwich was out with a knee . . . and he did more than anyone expected him to do. Ron Yary emerged publicly as the best offensive tackle in the National Conference . . a position the Vikings felt he had held privately for a couple of years. And others . .. Bob Brown is a tight end with football in front of him .. . Leo Hayden, on the reserve squad much of the year, has quick feet and toughness and promise as a running back . .. Bob Lee, a young quarterback with audacity and a strong arm. But the Vikings' quest for Super Bowl VI came up short because you could make similar statements about Dallas or Miami or a half-dozen other dominant teams. It's that kind of a game . . . that kind of competition. Now ... the eye-straining months of film studies and judging and sorting and scheming. Six months for soul-searching and refining the product. July will be here before you know it ... time, then, to get that shoe off the "other" foot. Because six months can produce a lot of bunions. Dispute Over Ball Control . . . Lee Fransdal (right) battles an unidentified Sheldon player for the ball as Midgets Bob Grems attempts to sneek in with stray arm in Estherville's 83-47 romp over the Orabs in the last outing. The Midgets return to the maples for the first time this season tonight against Spirit Lake to complete the first half of play in the Lakes Conference. Estherville goes into the game with a 4-2 record in the Lakes and a 5-2 overall mark while Spirit Lake is 1-5 in Lakes play and 3-5 for the current season. (Daily News Photo by Stan Brotherton) Big Eight Grabs Top Three Slots By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS "The Big Eight is the toughest conference ... no contest," crowed Nebraska's Ail-American middle guard, Rich Glover, after the Cornhuskers demolished Alabama 38-6 in the Orange Bowl New Year's night. And the nationwide panel of sports writers and broadcasters who vote in The Associated Press'"' weekly"."college; football poll apparently agree, because they voted Big Eight teams' to the top three places in the final poll of the 1971 college season. Nebraska, of course, took the top spot, garnering all 55 first- place votes for a perfect score of 1,100 points. Nebraska's rout of previously unbeaten Alabama completed a 13-0 season for Coach Bob Devaney's Corn­ huskers. Oklahoma, 11-1 with the only loss come at the hands of Nebraska 35-31 Thanksgiving Day, was a unanimous choice for the runner-up spot with 990 points after whipping Auburn 40-22 in the Sugar Bowl. A third Big Eight team, Colorado, captured third place with 746 votes after defeating Houston 29-17 in the Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl. Colorado's only defeats in a 10-2 season were to Nebraska and. Oklahoma. No conference had ever jswept the top two spots in the poll, but the Big Eight went 1-23. It was the second consecutive national' championshp for Nebraska, a team which has won its last 23 outings and has gone 32 games without a loss. Nebraska is only the sixth squad to win consecutive crowns. The others were Minnesota in 1940-1, Army in 1944-5, Notre Dame in 1946-7, Oklahoma in 1955-6 and Alabama in 1964-5. No team has ever won three in a row. Alabama collected 674 points to nose out Penn State for the fourth spot in the poll. The Nittany Lions, 30-6 victors over Texas in the Cotton Bowl, jumped from 10th to fifth with 666 points. Michigan dropped from fourth to sixth with 479 points after losing to Stanford 13-12 in the Rose Bowl. Georgia, 7-3 victors over North Carolina in the ..Gator Bowl, took sa\etjth place with 471 votes. ^ Rounding out the Top Ten were No. 8 Arizona State, 45-38 winners over Florida State in the Fiesta Bowl, 414 points; No. 9 Tennessee, 14-13 victors over Arkansas in the Liberty Bowl, 379 points, and No. 10 Stanford, Rose Bowl champions, 347 points. Despite trouncing Iowa State 35-15 in the Sun Bowl, Louisiana State could not climb above 11th place, while Auburn dropped to 12th after being crushed by Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl. Notre Dame retained the 13th spot, followed by unbeaten Toledo, Mississippi, Arkansas, Houston, Texas, Washington and Southern California. The Top Twenty teams, with season records and total points. Points tabulated on basis of 2018-16-14-12-10-9-8 etc. Nebraska^) \ Oklahonfa%£#* 3. Colorado (10-2) 4. Alabama (11-1) 5. Penn State (11-1) 6. Michigan (11-1) 7. Georgia (11-1) 1,100 990* 746 674 666 479 471 8. Arizona St. (11-1) 414 9. Tennessee (10-2) 379 10. Stanford (9-3) 347 11. LSU (9-3) 324 12. Auburn (9-2) 282 13. Notre Dame (8-2) 164 14. Toledo (12-0) 126 15. Mississippi (10-2) 104 16. Arkansas (8-3-1) 39 17. Houston (9-3) 37 18. Texas (8-3) 31 19.,. Washington (8r3) > • 'I ISv. 20.1HSC (6-4-1)'" Others receiving votes, listed alphabetically: Boston College, Florida State, Iowa State, North Carolina, Northwestern, Ohio State. Boating Industry Awaits 1972 Season Cincinnati Topples Drake; Defend Valley Title Next points including the go-ahead basket with 24 seconds to play. He finished with 27 points on 11 of 20 from the field and five of six free throws. He also chipped in with 12 rebounds. Junior college transfer Dennis Bell and sophomore Larry Seger were outstanding for Drake in defeat. Bell tallied 19 points and grabbed a game-high 15 rebounds and Seger had 20 points and 10 rebounds. Leon Huff added 14 points and Whitley 10. DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) The old three-point jinx struck Drake again Monday, and as a result the Bulldogs will open the Missouri Valley season with a 3-5 over-all record. Independent Cincinnati rallied behind versatile sophomore Lloyd Batts to topple Drake 8178—the third time this young season the Bulldogs have dropped a three-point decision at home. "This has to be our most disappointing defeat yet," said Coach Howard Stacey after his team let a seven-point lead slip away in the final four minutes. "We played well enough to win, but maybe we got overcautious at the end," added Stacey, who said beforehand he considered the contest a key one. "We wanted to see how far we came in December," noted Stacey. "We wanted to be at our best for the opening of the Valley season, but I guess we are not yet there." Drake opens defense of its Valley title here Thursday against Wichita State. The Shockers, 6-1, stopped Bradley 71-67 Monday night in a conference opener. In the see-saw battle against Cincinnati, 7-3, Drake several times held big leads but failed to maintain its momentum. A tip-in by reserve guard Bob Whitley with 3:42 to play let Drake forge a 76-69 lead but Cincinnati then outscored the Bulldogs 12-2 down the stretch for the come-from-behind decision. Batts, a 6-foot-5 sophomore from South Phoenix, 111., scored eight of the Bearcats' final 12 It's no wonder that boating business people are smiling and impatiently awaiting the opening of the 1972 season. Growth of the sport in 1971 was up in all areas, with an estimated 835,000 people joining the more than 44 million already enjoying the recreational waterways. Some 44,905,000 persons were out in boats during 1971. According to "Boating 1971," a statistical study released today by the National Association of Engine and Boat Manufacturers and the Boating Industry Associations, boatmen's retail-level expenditures in 1971 jumped to $3,610,000,000, from the previous year's $3.44 billion. This includes dollars spent by Americans on new and used boats and equipment, fuel, insurance, dockage, maintenance, launching fees, storage, repairs and club memberships. "These end-of-the-year figures support the trend we have seen developing at the factory level since the early months of the year," said Peter M. Wilson, executive vice president of the NAEBM. "1971 was the year in which boating pulled itself out of the recession. We see 1972 as a more positive growth year, with more people having more leisure time and adopting boating as their family sport." New boat purchases in 1971 pushed the total number of boats estimated to be on U. S. waters to a new high of 8,981,000. That's up 169,000 from the 1970 count. Actual state and U. S. Coast Guard registrations, which in the majority of states cover only motor boats and then only those of over a certain horsepower capacity, moved up from 4,864,074 to 5,128,345 as of Jan. 1, 1971. This estimated record number of boats in use comprises the following types; 639,000 inboard boats, including auxiliary sailboats; 5,315,000 outboard boats; 643,000 sailboats without inboard power; and 2,384,000row boats, canoes, dinghies, prams and other miscellaneous craft, many of these being powered by outboard motors. Outboard motors themselves boast a population of 7,300,000 today, as against 7,215,000 at the end of 1970. While unit sales of outboards dropped in 1970, from 1969 levels, this year saw a surge which put an estimated 495,000 motors across the counter. The 1970 sales were put at 430,000, and those in 1969 at 510,000. A notable finding in the 1971 outboard sales picture is the big jump in the average horsepower chosen by boatmen — up to 35.6 hp from last year's 31 hp. Forty per cent of the units sold were in the 45 hp and up category as against last year's 30 per cent. Other sizes lost ground, especially the 6.9 hp and below group­ ing, which dropped from 27 per cent of sales to 22 per cent. The 7 to 19.9 hp category fell from 22 per cent to 19 per cent, and the 20 to 44.9 hp category from 21 per cent to 19 per cent. With this favoring of the bigger motors, the average size of outboard boats rose slightly, from 15.4 ft. to 15.6 ft. Boats up to 13 ft. 6 in. took 11 per cent of the market; from 13 ft. 7 in. to 14 ft. 6 in. 19.4 per cent; from 14 ft. 7 in. to 16 ft. 6 in. 45.8 per cent; and. from 16 ft. 7 in. and over 23.8 per cent. These figures compare with last year's percentages of 11.3 per cent, 23 per cent, 43 per cent and 22.7 per cent respectively. Unit sales of outboard boats are estimated at 278,000, up slightly from 1970's 276,000. In- board-outdrive boat sales totaled 44,000, as against last year's 43,000; and boat trailers reached 220,000 from the 1970 figure of 213,000. 'Fantastic' Says Big Eight KANSAS CITY (AP) - Big Eight Conference officials today were jubilant in the wake of The Associated Press final 1971 football poll, which ranks Nebraska, Oklahoma and Colorado 1-2-3. Chuck Neinas, Big Eight commissioner, declared its "Fantastic," and he added, "it's a great way to start 1972." Neinas' chief assistant, Mickey Holmes, said the ratings are "a great testimony to the athletes of our conference." Both officials pointed out the lofty achievements of the three league members were not achieved with senior-dominated ball clubs. Orange Bowl champion Nebraska closed out 13-0, Sugar Bowl champ Oklahoma was 111 with only a 35-31 loss to Nebraska marring the record and Colorado, winner of the Astro- Bluebonnet Bowl, was 10-2 with its lone setbacks administered by the Huskers and OU. "The interesting aspect (of the ratings) is that those three teams are basically young," said Holmes, director of conference services. "There has to be a quarterback replacement at Nebraska and at Oklahoma of two exceptionally fine football players in Jerry Tagge and Jack Mildren. But when you stop to think about the individuals coming back it makes us think we might be in a position to have an encore." Neinas credited the league coaches with producing sound programs he predicted would maintain Big Eight football dominance. "Despite things going in cycles," Neinas said, "I don't think you will see any diminishing of ability in the Big Eight. All the top three teams should be very good again, and the others definitely will be improved." Holmes said he was disappointed by the absence of Iowa State from the top 20. The Cyclones lost only to the Big Three during the regular season, then fell to No. 11 Louisiana State in the Sun Bowl. "But it's a young football team that also will have an opportunity to be back in there again," Holmes said. "We had quite a coaching changeover in the early part of the '60," Holmes said, "with the arrival of very imaginative, talented and eager coaches . . . "They determined to attain the level of Oklahoma, rather than bring Oklahoma down. Now it's a committment by the rest of the league to attain the level of Nebraska, Oklahoma and Colorado." Ru ssia Upset S T . PAUL-MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Winless Czechoslovakia upset the powerful Russian world champions 6-1 Monday night in the final game of the first annual World Cup amateur hockey tournament. Shows Daily 7 & 9 p.m. GRAND THEATER • ES THERV/L L E Adults; $1.25 Children: 50c WEDNESDAY THRU SATURDAY JAN. 5-6-7-8 One Rebel Cop Has the Guts to Take on "The Organization" THE MIRISCH PRODUCTION COMPANY presents A WALTER MIRISCH . PRODUCTION "THE ORGamzafion I COLOR United Arteta I PUBLIC AUCTION Due to the death of Owen Mattox, a public auction will be held on the farm located 6 miles east of Emmetsburg or 2 miles north of Cylinder on the north side of the road on: THURSDAY, JAN. 6 - 1:00 P.M. 87 HEAD OF LIVESTOCK 87 53 HEAD OF CATTLE 53 18 head of large Crossbred Cows — Bred to Shorthorn or Angus Bull; 1 Shorthorn Bull; 4 Crossbred Heifers — Bred to Shorthorn or Angus Bull — coming with 1st calf j 4 Crossbred Yearling Steers; 5 Crossbred Yearling Heifers; 16 Crossbred Mixed steer and heifer calves— About 300 lbs.; 5 Crossbred mixed Steer and Heifer Calves— About 400 lbs. The above cows and bull will be TB and Bangs tested and Pregnancy tested. SHEEP 34 Head of Strictly Fancy Suffolks Ewes — Bred to a Fancy Suffolks Buck — To Lamb in February. MACHINERY Ford 901 Tractor with good rubber; John Deere A Tractor with Stan-Hoist Loader and 2 Buckets; IHC 400 Diesel Tractor; John Deere A Tractor; John Deere B Tractor; Allis Chalmers WC Tractor; 1968 Farm-Hand Self-Unloading Wagon with Westendorf Gear and Flotation Tires; Kools Blower, PTO Drive with 50 feet of 9" Pipe; Ford 2-row Mounted Corn Picker; John Deere Model R Tractor Spreader; John Deere No. 5 7' Mower; Gehl Field Chopper with 3 Heads; MM 2-row Corn Picker with rear elevator; John Deere 4- bar Side Rake; John Deere 12' Grain Drill with grass seed and fertilizer attachment; John Deere Lister; John Deere 15' Disc; Case 10* Tandem Disc; Oliver 3 Bottom Raydex Plow; IHC 455 Cultivator; Gehl Hammer Mill PTO Drive; New Idea Running Gear—Barge Box and Hoist; Running Gear with Truck Box; Rubber Tire Trailer and Box; Electric Running Gear — Barge Box and Hoist; 3-Section Spring Tooth; 3-Section Harrow with Noble Evener; 10' Land Roller; 6' Rear Blade for 3 point. CAR & JEEP 1961 Volkswagen — Deluxe Sedan — Good motor and new rear end; 1964 Gladiator Jeep- 36,500 Actual Miles. FEED 20 Feet of Haylage in 16' Upright Silo. MISCELLANEOUS Antique Potato Planter; 2-Way Hydraulic Cylinder; 4 Sheep Bunks; Forney 180 amp. Welder with battery charger; Victor Acetylene Torch; Sears 1250 Watt Generator with gas ! engine, used very little; Briggs and Stratton 3 HP Motor with water pump, new; Ford 3-point Hitch; 1 Large Anvil; Air Compressor; Lots of Welding Supplies; 2 Cattle Oilers; 2 Salt and Mineral Feeders; 2 small Portable Elevators; John Deere Gas Engine - i x k HP. Plus many more hand tools and small items too numerous to mention. USUAL AUCTION TERMS. NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS. NO PROPERTY REMOVED UNTIL SETTLED FOR. OWEN E. MATTOX - ESTATE MRS. MABLE MATTOX, EXECUTOR AUCTIONEERS: Lyle Bensen & Lloyd Berkland CLERK: Iowa Trust & Savings Bank i

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