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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 4,1954 Cfje Algona Wjpper Tuesday, May 4,1954 Humboldf Nips Bulldog String With Shutout Algona's Bulldogs! Winners of their first six games this spring, 'i? ^°, , a sur P r ising bunch of Humboldt Wildcats at Humboldt last Thursday, 8-0. : The locals get into sectional tournament action at Bancroft Wednesday night, meet- Sng the winner of the Lone Hock - St. John's game in the second contest following the St. Cecelia's - Burt game at 6 p.m. ' Larry Christensen started for Coach Bob King's team and set the first seven Wildcats down in order. A pair of walks and a single with one out in,the last of the third got him in trouble, but he.struck out the next two hitters to stop the threat. Humboldt came .up with three runs in the home half of the fourth on just one hit to start the downfall ,of the locals. Four walks and an overthrow helped produce the tallies. Another three-run burst in the fifth and two in the sixth assured the Wildcats of the win/ Bill Fain and Loren Nelson followed Christensen to the hill for Algona, with Fain getting nicked -for three runs' in two- thirds of an inning, while Nelson gave up two in an inning and a third. Christensen took the loss, while Greene lefthanded all the way for the winners. Algona's three v hurlers .hung up 11 strikeouts, eight by Christen- sen, but-gave up 13 Walks and six hits in the game! which was played in the rain. The Bulldogs got five hits and Qfeene struck out just two, hit one arid issued three walks. ..'" St. Joe Harness Driver Called Best In West A 22 year-old St. Jpe harness driver is called "the hottest thing in racing silks" at the Santa Anita harness track in California, this season. Del Insko, son of Mark Insko who has been breeding and training harness horses on his farm near Bode for many years', has caused a major sensation among spectators, harness • men 'ana? newspaper writers. In 23 starts during the season. ~the horses he was', driving finished in the money 21 times. This'includes eight firsts, eight seconds, one third, three fourths and one fifth. He was also the only driver to drive a three-time winner during the season. Best of 68 Drivers AS 'A' RESULT, he was voted the best driver in the field of 68 by Wire service and Los Angeles' Mirror writers. , Under the heading, "Young Driver Rave at .Anita," Bob Hebert wrote in the Mirror: • -"Veterans, like Bi Shivley are still winning their share ' of big sulky stakes but the . new rave of the railb'irds -at Santa Anita' is ' 22-year-old Del Insko. "With eight more days of the trotting season to go, the youngster from Bode, la., is being hailed as one of the brightest prospects to come along in sulky racing • in many a year. "Insko, wh,o calmly chews on a toothpick when he comes down the stretch in the hair-raising finishes, has a record of seven victories, three seconds and one third in 15 starts this season. Doesn't Chew, Smoke " 'I don't smoke, chew tobacco or gum,' Insko says, 'so I guess I just got into the habit of chewing on a toothpick.' , "Anyway, the sight of the youngster coming from last place to hang up one thrilling triumph after another while he calm)y nibbles the end of a toothpick has earned him the nickname of the 'Ice Man of the Sulkies.' Although Insko won't be 23 until July 10. this is his seventh season of driving. He isn't much bigger than a •jockey in thoroughbred racing, weighing only 125 pounds and standing 5 feet 6 inches'. His dad taught him all he knows about driving. Del has IWo brothers and a sister, but is the only youngster in the family who is making a career of sulky racing. "His full name is Delmar, but Insko prefers to be known as Del, a name he likes so well thai his two- year-old son is called Delvin." 15 Trackmen To Esthervilie Meet Joe -Funk and Ron Gerber represented the Algona High school track team 'in the Mohawk Relays at Mason City last Friday and t6ok a first, second and third for a total of 12 points, while competing in a drenching rain. Gefber pole vaulted 10' 6",to tie for first in that event, while Funk broad jumped 20' 2" for second place and high jumped 5' 2" for third in his two field event finishes. ' . ' Fifteen men have been enter ed by Coach Champ Martin in the Estherville /Relays Thursday afternoon. Three classes, A, ,B and C will be competing for the titles. Classification is based on school enrollment, and.Algona is in class B. The team will got to Spencer next Monday for a triangular meet with the home squad and Hartley. Netmen Defeat Clear Lake As Golfers Tie Algona High's golf and tennis teams" entertained Clear Lake last Friday, and the racket squad came Up with a 4-0 win while the golfers played to a 3%-3% tie. Cal Tschetter, Chuck Steil and Bill Dewel racked up wins in singles tennis matches and Tschetter and Steil teamed to take the doubles for a clean sweep of the four matches. Tschetter and Dewel took their singles by 6-0 scores and Steil won his 6-1. The doubles team won 6-1. Pete Langmack, Philip Miller and Alvin Christiansen won their golf duals, while Nidas Dermand and Dave Bunting dropped decisions. • Dermand and Spratt, Clear Lake, were medalists with 45s. COME AND GET 'EM — NOW HERE — READY TO GO ! ! ! Sale of Beef Quarters Hindquarters ">. 37c Fronts i». 33c These Quarters are Especially Cut — On the Hinds the Flank Waste and Suet Waste is Trimmed Off — On the Fronts the Ribs and Shank Portion Is Cut Off — This Gives You All Roasts and Steaks With No Waste Whatever. Cut and Wrapped as You Order With No Extra Charge. SMOKED SAUSAGE SALE ARMOUR'S STAR - ALL THIS WEEK! Free Samples In The Store On Thursday, Friday and Saturday AklMk. Summer Sausage Shorties, Ib. 49c Thuringer Summer Sausage Ib. 49c Cooked Salami, Sliced Ib. 49c Also Hard Salami, Pepperoni, and Farmer's Sausage Home Made, Sliced Fresh At Our Store DRIED BEEF '/2 Ib. - - - 59c One Half Pound Will Serve 8 Hood's erValu High School Baseball Team Wins 6 In Row Algona High • school's baseball team, winners of six of its first seven games, is pictured above immediately after downing Rodman, 2-0, April 22. Team members are, left to right, front: Bill Fain, Dave Devine, Loren Nelson, Larry Christensen,> Don Cook, Doug Meyer, Jim Galbraith, Darold Simmons, Don Hutchins and Bob Harms. Back row, left to right: Coach Bob King, Richard Rochleau, Dennis Olson, Vcrnon Christoffers, Dave Kohl, Bob Jensen, Eulan Schuller, Ted Finley, Bob Slobe, Larry Kueck and Gene Helmers. King-coached Algona teams have won 40 games while losing just six and this is Bob's fifth year at the helm of the Bulldogs. Three of the losses have come in tournament competition, one in a district final, one in a sub-state final, and last year in the semi-finals Of the stale meet at Mason City. Form Junior Baseball League Ledyard Nine Wins, Loses, Ties In Week Ledyard's baseball team broke even in three games played last week, winning one, losing one and tying one. ^Thompson downed Ledyard, 87, as each team made eight errors, Tuesday, April 20. The winners grabbed an early 7-0 lead, but a six-run blast by Ledyard in the fifth;-and one in the seventh tied . the game. Thompson then pushed across the winning coun- Jefe '-. , I-'-.' - '-•-• ' . •,.-•,-. •• >Don Knoner and Pingel hurled for 1 Ledyard. The winners got six hits and Ledyard notched four. Knoner fired a one-hitter at Burt April 22 as he and his mates took an 11-1 win. The only hit came with two out in the final inning as Miller hit safely to center field for the losers.t Ledyard came up with eight hits. Goetz and Knoner got two apiece. Ledyard and the Titonka Indians struggled to an eight inning 3-3 tie last Thursday in a game that featured a red hot pitcher's duel between Ternes of Ledyard and Roskamp of the Indians. Ternes allowed just three hits and five walks while whiffing 14 batters. Roskamp allowed 5 hits and four walks, and he got 11 strikeouts. Ledyard got off to a 1-0 lead in the" first, but Titonka came back to tie the count in the second, and took a 3-1 lead with two in the third. Ledyard racked up a run in the sixth and one in the seventh to send the game into the extra inning. /^ KOSSUTH COUNTY SPORTS St. Joe Takes Ringsted Place In Baseball Loop A last-minute change in plans by the -Koesuth County Baseball League brought St. Joe back into Ihe fold after a year's absence. ... . •• The Algona KCs, Emmetsburg, Rodman, Mallard, Lone Rock, Whittemore. Livermore and Ringsted were the eight teams originally slated to begin action May 16. Ringsied was a doubtful entry, and failure to find a manager for a team there resulted in its dropping any plans of playing this season. Si. Joe notified league officials of a wish to enter the league and they were immediately admitted to the organization. Bode's diamond will be the site of all of St. Joe's home games. A 14-game schedule on a home and home basis will be played by each member team, with action every Sunday afternoon from May 16 until the end of August. There is one open date, July 4, during the entire summer. 2 Pin Loops End Season, Hawkeye Lanes Hank Geilenfeld and Elaine Simmons toped a rather cool week of bowling at Hawkeye Lanes. Hank flipped a hot 262 line and 617 series to head the men, and Elaine tossed a 186 line to lead the women. Women over 150 included Stella Hampel 151, 150, Virginia Donahue 150, Sharon Gade 166, Kay Voigt 168, Lavonne Pittman 153, Dorothy Hans 166, Phyllis Walker 165, 158 and Betty Dennis 151. Men over 200 were Bob Schoby 225. Bill Batt 211, Bob Williams 214, Jerry Ferris 210, 202, Frank Moulton 210, 202, Whitey Voigt 200, 205, Lou Lynk 200, Bill Naylor 210 and Bob Gade 203. Moew's Hibred of Britt captured the league championship in the Western League which wound up last week, and Humm's Beer won the title in the Classic League, although there are two nights of bowling left. Dairy Queen is on top in the Mixed League with two more nights of action coming up. New Wesley Home Wesley — Ivan Johnson has started excavation for a full basement of a 3 bedroom ranch-type house on the lots just south of his present residence, the former A. A. Studer family home. Goffa Problem? In the busy times ahead . . . Bank by Mail with safety and convenience. Ask us more about this time saver the next time you're in. Iowa State Bank Safe - Helpful - Friendly Member of F. D. I. C. Algona Dorothy Muckey Wins Pin Title In Barry Meet Barry's annual women's bowling tournament ended last Friday after six nights of firing by entrants in singles, doubles and team events. The handicap tourney singles title was won by Dorothy Muckey with a 576 total. Mrs Muckey had 459 .scratch plus a handicap. Doubles winners were Arlene Kajewski and Mary Ann Strayer with a 1059 total, while Sharp's Jewelry won the team event with an aggregate of 2584. Maude Kohlhaas had a 570 for second in the singles, and Jackie Laing took third with her 55(> series. Second in the doubles was a toss-up between the team of Kay Voigt and Bette Miller and the team of Katherine Rahe and Marjorie Lattimer. Both ended with 1044 totals. Members of the Sharp's Jewelry team and their totals: Ruby Murtha 396', Marita Bestenlehner 453, Maude Kohlhaas 446, Nellie Van Allen 368 and Carrell Erdman 423. The team carried a handicap of 498 pins. So'jnd place in the team event went to the Johnson House with a 2556 total, while Thuente's was third with 2538, Druggists' Mutual fourth with 2500 and Modernistic fifth with 2455. High single line for the entire tournament was rolled by Charlotte Dremmel who blasted out a 207. Other top lines were Marjorie Lattimer 193, Rose Courtney 190, Jackie Laing 187 and Dorothy Muckey 187. Linseed oil is made from seeds of the flax plant. IOWA'S WONDER SHOWPLACi The SURF CUEAR LAKE , IOWA Thurs. May 6th Hancock County Prom- Dance JULES HERMAN and His Orchestra Fri. May 7th LEO & HIS PIONEERS Sat. May 8th EDDIE ALLEN and His Satin Smooth Orchestra 7 Teams Plan To Open Play Next May 30 Formation of a new junior summer baseball league, the Border Lakes Seven, was acc'om- plished at a meeting of all interested parties at Bancroft Sunday, April 25. Teams would be composed .of a combination of Junior • Legion and high school players. League members are Bancroft, Algona, Lone Rock, Estherville, Ringsted, Graettinger and Armstrong. Wayne DeMouth, Algona, is secretary of the new loop. Piny is supposed to begin May 30, with the possibility that Algona find Bancroft might begin a week earlier. One aspect of the league is very interesting. A coach may, where both Legion and high school teams are active in one town, field either team, and it was generally agreed, although not a rule, that he would use his high school team when playing another high school, etc. The option is up to the coach. Play will be on a homo and home basis, with some games to be hold under lights on diamonds where they are available. ' Conches of the teams arc: Algona — Bob King; Armstrong •— Carroll Bogard; Bancroft — V. J. Meyer; Esthervillc—Harry Ber- chenbritor, Legion and- Jerry Wegs, high school; Gruettinger — Robert Held and Goo. Frick and Lone Rock — Marlyn Bailsman. No data is available on Ringsted as yet. A roster of players with no limit as to number, is to be in the secretary's office not later than June 10. DeMouth is also Kossuth County Legion and four county chairman for the baseball program this summer. Pee-Wee and midget teams will also take the .field under this program, although no Legion sponsorship is in the offing. Fenton will join the seven towns that are members of the Border Lakes Seven to make up the eight-team loop. Boys under 13 are eligible to compete in the pee-wee games. Games will be of five innings or 1 '/:• hours, which ever is .shorter. Boys 13-15 will be on the midget teams and they will play seven inning games. The Pec- wees will play on a shortened diamond, the older boys on regulation lay-outs. It was announced by Secretary DeMouth that play in the junior loops will start around June 1. Algona Goes To District Track Meet May 14-15 Seventeen sites for the 32 district high school track meeis, May 14-15 were announced by the Iowa High School Athletic Association last Friday. Coach Champ Martin's Algona Bulldogs will go to Cherokee, Friday, May 14 where they will compete in the class A against teams from Cherokee, Eagle Grove, Humboldt and LeMars. Teams from Bode, Lone Rock, LuVerne and Whittemore are entered in the class B tourney at Fort Dodge, May 15. The state finals for class B and class C are to be held May 22, and finals for the AA and A will be the following weekend, Saturday, May 29. Thomas Paine was the first to write the words, "Unit«d States of American."

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