The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 26, 1954 · Page 15
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 15

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, October 26, 1954
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ALGONA HIGH OFFENSE BATTLE, 34-20 5 Lettermen Nucleus Of / •.-.'..•- i Academy Basketball Team A swarm of boys, running around in trunks in the St. Cecilia's Academy gym these afternoons proves a very important point—basketball season is soon .upon us. ' The 1954-55 edition of the Blue Knights is working out under Coach Mike Scheck every day, and according to Mike, "We need plenty of work to cope with the 23-game schedule we've got coming up." The Knights open Sunday, Nov. 7 by playing .? quarter in the annual jamboree at" Fort Dodge, and swing into regular season activity the following Friday, Nov. 12 when they meet Whittemore Presentation.; "When you lose guys like Dave Walker and Merv Hentges, it takes a lot of hunting in practice sessions to try and find replacement^" Mike stated flatly. "Walker was our top scorer last year .when we had a 10-15 won- lost record, and Hentges was our quarterback on the floor." The nucleus this season will be formed by five lettermen, three who were • used extensively and two who saVv little action. Merle Loss, 6' senior who averaged 12 points per game last yeai", and Clarence Metzger, another six-foot senior with a nine point average a year ago, will have to cafry the scoring load. The other man with a lot of playing time last year is Jim Van Allen, 6' junior, who was a standout defensively, but who stored very little, • As it looks right now, Darrell Downs, 5'11" Senior, and Tom Kinsey, 5'7" junior, will round out the first five-. Kinsey lettered last year, while Downs did not, although he gtf. in some playing time. The fifth letterman, Jerry Hobbs, is 5'9", a senior, and 'will alternate with the other five men. Scheck toyed with the idea of using a revolving double post offense, but is not certain now just what patterns the-team will exhibit. The double post setup calls for good long-shooting, and Mike fears that's one thing his team will be shy of. Al Grill, junior, 6*1! center candidate who was expected to handle much of the rebounding for the outfit, is out for the year with 'a recurrence of an old knee injury. He was the tallest man on the squad, but. torn cartilage in his right knee sidelined him for the season. • Darrell Mergen and Dave Bfuch, six foot seniors, and Cecil Schilmoeller, 5'9", and Dick Ristau, 5'7'', both sophorriores, round out the varsity squad of eleven men. Thirteen men are working put for a shot at the five starting positions on the B-squad. Ron BHggs, Warren Bebo, Jack Henry, Don .Froehlich, Dick Frideres, Tom'Fandel, Hank Thilges and Monte Pearson, are the sophomores, and John Hond. Paul Goeke, Jim Cink, Lenny Mishak and Jim Hardgrove the freshmen on the squad. "It'll be. an interesting season," says Mike, "because it's hard to tell what might happen out there. We might get a chance to see a lot of youngsters break into the lineup who have 'no experience up to this point." 6th Win For West Bend By "§ BARRY'S BEER is BEST PHONE 343 FREE BEVERAGE DELIVERY PHONE 343 274 Tally West Bend rolled to its sixth straight win, and kept its slate clean with an easy, 27-6 win from Marathon at West Bend Friday night. Coach J. R. Ferguson's team can wrap up the Cornbelt Conference title with a win over Mallard at Mallard' this Friday in the season finale. West Bend has only a tie, in its opener with Bode, to mar its record this year. Ted Besch, West Bend fullback, got the winners off and running with a two yard plunge for the first touchdown. Dale Jergens counted the extra point, making it 7-0. Besch got 1 another TD in the second quarter, going 13 yards for the score. He passed to Larry Berninghaus for the point after SHOW Thursday, Oct. 28 8:30 P.M. V.F.W. AUDITORIUM MAIN EVENT JACK GUY (Wis. State Champ) Vs. JOE TUNER, Omaha (2 Falls out of 3 - 1 Hour Time Limit) SEMI FINAL EVENT MAN MOUNTAIN DEAN JR. Vs. CHUCK BAXTER, Chicago (2 Falls out of 3 - 1 Hour Time Limit) FIRST MATCH THE BLACK PANTHER VS. THE SILVER SAINT MAN MOUNTAIN DEAN JR. .384 Pounds SPECIAL EVENT JEAN ELBON Vs. PRINCESS PASQUE TONY ZAU, former world's chqmpion middleweight boxer will referee Sponsored Jointly iy Moose Lodge and V. F. W. PRINCESS PASQUE Slptta tippet Be* ALGONA, IOWA/ TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1954 VOL. 91 - NO. 43 to make it 14-0. Shortly after, Charlie Miller passed to Jergens for 26 'yBirds 1 and the third touchdown, and Besch ran for • the extra point to run the total to 21-0. Marathon came up with its lone score on a five yard run by Holms before the half to make it 21-6. ; Neither team counted in the third period, but West \ Bend came up with its last TD in the fourth quarter when Besch counted from the two.' The extra point was no godd. • ' Outstanding for the winners were Besch, who averaged 6.3 on 20 carries during the 'night, Bob Burns, Jergens, Don Tabor;' Gerald Fehr and Berninghaus. _ Statistics: WB First downs • , 17 Passes attempted 11 Passes completed 5 Passes int by 0 Yds. passing 86 Fumbles lost 1 Yds. penalized 20 Yds. rushing ._ 204 Tot. yds. gained 290 185 185 riPt KOSSt/m COUNTY " [SPORTS Titonka Falls To Terrii In Season Finale Titonka's Indians fell to Terrii, 12-7, at Terrii Friday night in the season's finale. Coach Lyle Opheim's outfit ended the year with a 1-5-1 won-lost-tied record, and during the full season was outscored only 91-58, losing many tough decisions. The game at Terrii was a turnabout affair. Terrii dominated the first half of play, scoring a touchdown in the first quarter after a 57-yard march that took any other publication. 11 plays, to lead, 6-0. , An interception of a . Titonka pass late in the second stanza gave the winners the ball on the Indian 18 yard line. A pass brought the six points on the second play, and made the coun 1 12-0 at the half. , The Indians took over, and were in command during the entire second half. A 37-yard jaunt to a TD by Sid Buffington on the eighth play of a 65 yard ;march gave Titonka its score in the third period. Dennis Krominga converted to make it 12-7. Titonka threatened twice in the last few minutes of the game, advancing to, the Terrii two-yard line after a long drive, and then .stayed in the game by marching from its own 28 to the Terrii four-inch line at the final gun. Sid Buffington was outstanding for the Indians, who outgained the winners, 229-170 in total yards gained during the night. .Statistics: Titonka Terrii First downs ' 10 10 Passes attempted ' 13 4 Passes completed 5 1 Yds. passing 56 10 Passes int. by 0 2 Punt ave. 34 32 Yds. penalized 35 25 Yds. rushing ... i ,_173 160 Tot. yds. gained 229 170 ADVERTISING in the Algom Upper Des Moines reacnes more families in Kossuth county than Just Lotsa Swell JACKETS (Illustrated!) MEN'S QUILTED SURCOAT 10H • Big, warm, light to wear • Choice of favorite color • Rayon tackle twill outer • Sizes 36-46 complete , BOYS' SURCOATS. In calo- sheen gabardine, with a generous mouion "ever snug" collar that stands up. Wool quilted lining for top warmth. In blue, grey, green. Sizes 6-20. A record low pricel 8.95 MEN'S TANKER JACKETS that feature full zipper front, slash pockets, wool knit collar and cuffs. 100% wool quilt lining. Sizes 3646 ONLY 6.88 BOYS' PARKA COATS in B-29 Air Corps style. A $13 value. 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Swea City winds up its season this Friday at Buffalo Center. Coach Fred Hayen's team now has a 2-4-1 season mark. The Trojans proved they were going to give Uic Bulldogs all they wanted almost from the opening whistle. After Algona tossed Swea City backs for losses on the first three plays following the opening kickoff, the Helen Kirkland Wins Women's Bowler Honors Helen Kirkland, almost always in the list of top bowlers at Barry's each week, topped the Hhp^n h he Hi?° 2 "Ti^ 18 Tf™ Bulldogs marched from the Swea She also had lines of 156 and 158 rUv A vnrH ii 11f . fnr lhf>i.- firs! North Central Conference Standings W Eagle Grove 5 Clear Lake 4 Iowa Fulls 4 Webster City 3 Clarion - 2 Humboldt 1 Hampton ._ 1 Algona 0 L 0 1 1 2 3 4 4 5 during the week. Other women over 150 were C. Godfredsen 159, R. Phelps 152, B. Thuente 154, 154, J. Scott 168, B. Bradford 159, A. Kajewski 154, 182, 152, L. Furst 150, J. Winkel 175, J. Laing 182, 156, 179, 167, J. McKean 157, D. Fangman 156,, C. Erdman 170, Leona Erpelding 160, V. Erpelding 154, 157, C. Dremmel 179, 155, 172, S. Raney 160, 165, 152, E. Kunz 175, M. Mullin 153, R. Murtha 162, 163, and E. AHman 165. Cook's Welders and DeKalb kept their positions at the top of the heap in the Wednesday and C. D. of A. leagues, respectively. Standings: Wednesday W Cook's Welders 12 Modernistic ___10 Druggists' Mutual —10 Welp's 9 Coast-to-Coast 9 United Variety 8 Bancroft Co-Op _ 7 Thuente's 7 C. D. of A. W DeKalb --, 13 Van's Cafe 11 .Wallburg* Texaco : 9 ASC _ 9 Sharp's __•- 9 Bill's Standard 8 Christensen's 8 Bradley Bros. 5 L 6 8 8 9 9 10 11 11 L 5 7 •9 9 9 10 10 13 City 45 yard line for their first TD'. Both Teams Score Don Cook set up the march with a rip-snoring 15-yard punt Results: Eagle Grove 26, Hampton 25 Iowa Falls 25, Humboldt 20 Belmond 6, Clarion 0 Conference games this week: Eagle Grove at Clear Lake. Webster City at Humboldt, Clarion at Hampton and Iowa Falls at Algona. A win by Clear Lake over Eagle Grove would give the Lions an almost certain share of the title. scoring from the four. Longest gain during the drive was an 11- yard blast by Cook. His attempted placement was wide, and the Bulldogs led/ 6-0. Swea City wasn't down, or out. They settled that point on the fourth play following the next kickoff. Two carries by Don Johnson gave Swea a first down on the Bulldog 48. Dick Dahl was trapped for a 12 yard loss back to. the Trojan 40, but on the next play he flipped a short pitch to Allan Johnson, and Johnson went all the way without a hand ^--. — \i_ :J __ u:_- Tom - sanft- placekicker, split the "uprights, and Swea led, 7-6. Algona lost no time in getting the lead back. This time they used the four-play formula, the touchdown coming on a pass from Bill Fain to Doug Meyer, who scooted the last 30 yards of the 43-yard play. This 'time Cook's kjick. was perfect, and Algona took a 13-7 lead. .That was all the scoring in the first period, but Sylvester Bartolo took off for ,53 yards on the first play of the second quar- ter, before Jim Cowan hauled him down from behind on the Algona 17 yard line. The drive stalled, and four plays later, the Bulldogs took over'on their own nine. 91 Yard Drive Algona went the 91* yards in six plays for TD number three. The plays were mixed up beautifully, as Cook went 11 to start things off. Fain pitched to Meyer for 20, and then Doug ran for 23 for a first down on the Swea City 37. Cook_went eight up the couldn't who being laid on him. ner, tiny Trojan GRID GUESSERS CONTEST By Ol' Man Mose Four contestants outdistanced ihe rest of the field by two games during what was apparently a tough week of guessing. Our winners this week each hit 18 games on the nose, missing just two. We also have a tie for the first time, as Mrs Chester Webb, Algona, and William Kenne, Irvington, each picked 67 as the high total score. Actually, Army's 67-12 whomping of Columbia came to 79 points, high for the week. Mrs Webb and Kenne will each receive $6.50 for their efforts, half of first and second place money combined. Third place was grabbed by Mrs Melvin Kern, Algona, on a point guess of 64 points, edging out Monte Pearson, Algona, who guessed 63. Mrs Kern will get the $2 third prize money. Kenneth Sarchet, Burt, Andy Krominga, Titonka, Mrs Edwin Wichtendahl, Lone Rock, Mrs Don Will, Fort Dodge, Jim O'Hara,' Emmetsburg, and Frank Rosmann, W. W. Gillespie. Raymond Cook, Mike Stoffel, Ed Mawdsley, Bob Devine, James Holldorf and Helen Geilenfeld, all of Algona, were the 13 persons with 16 games right. Twenty-five persons, including Ladell Olson and Mrs Melvin Rieken, Burt, Elden Meyer, Ottosen, Ted Jensen, Fenton, Mrs Arthur Dimler, LuVerne, and the following Algonans: Dorothy Hardgrove, Francis Bunting, Barbara Bartletl, Bill Bartletl, Tom Zweifel, Mrs Henry Holland, Dean Benschoter, Dorothy Abbott, Gene Abbott, Sue Hutchinson, Dave Kohl, Mrs Garland Bradley, R. R. Moe, J. F. Moe. Mrs Eleanor Mowers, Harry Spongberg, Mrs Marie Kunz, Mrs Ted Martin, Mrs Orville Kinden and Vera Erpelding, got 15 games right. A total of 38 persons got 14 games right. They are Robert Anderson, Gordon Christianson, and Frank Behne, Fenton? Eldon Maahs and Jim McDonnell (2), Whittemore; Bill and C. B. Robirison, Corwith; Dennis Schoby and Robert Von Bank, Bode; Mrs Marlin Schiltz, Bancroft; Mrs Glen Miller, Titonka; Virginia Klein, Sexton; Ga*y Bernau, West Bend; Mick McGrew, Guttenberg; Mike Behm, Decorah; Ltren Thompson, Mason City; Mrs Leon Larson, Rowan; Sharon Smith, Rose Creek, Minn.; and Mrs Charles Hoffmann, Carol Schilmoeller, Larry Christensen, Tom Kenefick, Dean Willreit, Vera Bradley, Bob Slobe, Mrs John R. Duiton, Mrs Bob Gade, Mrs Lewis Gilbride, Mrs W. W. Gillespie, Bob Baas, Mrs Bill Laubenthal, Larry Kueck, Don Froehlich, Richard Palmer, Orville B. Kinden, Mrs Roland Bode, and Roland Bode, all of Algona. Glen Welp and Eldon Krause, Titonka; Marvin Bellinger and Mrs Franklin Mueller, Fenton; Arnold Andreasen and Marcella Blinkman, Minneapolis; Mary Champion and Tom Champion, Decorah; William Hanig, Corwith; Gene Huling, Britt; Mrs Thomas Schuller, Whittemore; Dale Haling, Des Moines; Howie Stephenson, Cedar Falls; L. V. Block, Gilmore City; V. J. Tatum, Greene; and Ted Herbst, L. F- Rosmann, Joe E. Lynch Sr., Loren Hahle, Delores Erickson, H. W. Erickson, Dave Skogstrom, Mrs F. C. Scanlan, Kenneth Bunkofske, Carl Pearson, Don Johnson, Cecil Long, Lloyd Schilmoeller, Merv Hentges, Oscar Hentges, Dave Shumway. Marie Gearen and Rosanne Erpelding, Algona, were the 33 persons who picked 13 games correctly. A break-down of the other entries shows that 44 persons got 12 right, 37 got 11, 29 got 10. 17 got nine, nine got eight, seven got seven and Mrs Tom Frankl, Algona, landed on the mourner's bench with a score of six. There's still plenty of time to get in on the winnings, so fill out the entry blank to be found on the big contest page in today's UDM, mail or bring it to our office before Saturday noon, and who knows, you might be the big winner this week. was dropped on the Swea City two. Cook went over for the score, and added the kick to make it 20-7. That's the way it stood at the half, but not until Swea City had driven from its own 38 to the Algona 13 where the Bulldogs held and took over. The Swea City Clown Band put on a half-time exhibition of antics and music, purposely disorganized, that brought cheers and applause from the crowd. The start of the second half indicated the Bulldogs might have things all their way; but not for long. The kickoff was finally picked up on the Algona two, and Meyer was dropped right there by the onrushing Trojans. Meyer gained four and Cook picked up 11 to give the locals a first down on their own 17. The play that followed was perhaps the most'spectacular of the night. Fain pitched short to Meyer, who gathered the ball in on his own 25. Meyer cut, changed pace, eluded tacklers, and went all the way for the TD, but Algona was called for holding, the ball brought back, and put in play right back on the two. A short, third down punt from the five gave Swea City its chance, and the Trojans cashed in. Another Pass Scores They started on the Algona 33. Seven plays later, the Trojans had a third down and goal on the Algona three, when T. Cook shot in and threw Dahl for an 18-yard loss. Undaunted Dahl tossed to Darwin Looft on fourth down, and the big end scored. Sanftner again booted the extra point, and the Bulldog lead was chopped to 20-14. Alguna stitched things up after the next kickoff. Cook returned 12 yards to the Algona 42. Nine plays later, Cook smashed into the end zone from the one, kicked the extra point, and Algona led, 27-14. Longest gain came on a 21 yard pass from Fain to Galbraith. Meyer kicked off into the Trojan end zone as the third quarter came to an end. Bartolo cut through the line, and was gone all the way for an 80-yard romp to the third Swea City TD. This time. Cowan couldn't quite come up with the tackle, and Algona's lead was chopped to 27-20, as Sanftner missed extra point. Swea City had a chance right away to do something about really getting back in the game. A short kickoff by the Trojans was fumbled by Algona and recovered by the Trojans on the Algona 48. Dahl carried on fourth clown and was tossed for a five-yard loss, and the Bulldogs took over on their own 46. With Cook and Meyer taking turns carrying, and Fain passing to Meyer for 13 yards, Alguna scored in ten plays. Meyer gut the TD from the two, Cook hit his fourth straight extra point, and Algona had its final margin, 34-20. Bartolo Sets Record Bartolo established some sort of a record when he gained 139 yards in just five carries, for an AVERAGE OF 28 YARDS PER TRY, and he made only one first down, that coming on his 52 yard dash. He was the leading gainer in the contest, while Cook and Fain tied as top offensive men for the winners. Cook "round out 132 yards in 24 carries, and Fain passed for 132 yards as he completed six of seven. Meyer picked up 70 yards SO 10 8 6 114 34 32 73 5 0 193 307 First downs 15 Passes attempted 8 Passes completed 6 Yds. passing 132 Punt ave 28 Kickoff ave. 41 Yds. kicks ret. 33 Yds. penalized 35 Fumbles lost 1 Yds. rushing 202 Tot. yds. gained 334

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