The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 25, 1955 · Page 31
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 25, 1955
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Algona Hurler Injures Knee Eldie Winkel. 21-year old son of M.r and Mrs Lawrence Winkel Algona, was released from St. Ann Fishermen! Own A Good Used Outboard Motor And Troll Our Lakes WE HAVE A FINE 5 H.P. Johnson 3V4 H.P. Evinrude 5/4 H.P. Evinrude 6 H.P. Wiiard S«« Them At BECKER'S SPORTING GOODS Phone 720 Algona hospital Wednesday morning following treatment of a knee injury he suffered in the Algona KC-Bancroft Cub game here Sun- clay. Winkel, pitcher for the local team, took a throw from the outfield and a base runner collided with him. He received badly lorn ligaments in his left knee. He was treated at the hospital, and a cast the full length of his leg was put on. He will be in the cast for three to five months, but plans to return to Creighton University at Omaha in three weeks to continue his college education. "The Boat Fisherman" We Have Only ONE LEFT A Fine 14-ft. All- Aluminum BOAT & OARS Priced Right Al BECKER'S SPORTING GOODS Phone 720 Algona Merle Thompson Wins Softball Slugging Crown Merle Thompson, fast-moving Bulldozer thirdbaseman, slammed out a .515 batting average to lead the Algona Recreation Softball League during the season just completed. Thompson fashioned the mark on 18 hits in 35 official trips to the plate, including two home runs. The champion Collegian outfit and the second place Post Office team shared many of 'the team honors, and had men high up on the hitting list. The Post Office team copped the team batting championship with a .382 mark, while the Collegians had a .373 record. Top hurlers we're Dave Zitt- ritsch, 5-1, Collegians and Hank Geilenfeld. who had a 4-1 record with the Post Office. Three men, Tony Guzowski, 3-0, and Dave Devine, 1-0, Collegians, anu Don Steinman, 2-0, Independents, had perfect marks. Charlie Sen- ultx. Ron Marian. Don Smith, Jr., Al Ilasse and John Haag were other hurlers who won two games during the year. A total of 22 pitchers got into the season summary in the won and lost columns. Runner-up hitter \vas Jack Lichter of the Collegians, who Collegians 9 Grid Opener 2 Weeks Off also proved to be the long-dis- tarfce slugger of the year. He had a .513 batting mark on 19 hits in 37 tries and topped the league in home runs with five. He was also third in runs scored with 21. Jim Kelly finished with a .488 mark for the National Guard. He was second in home runs with four, and topped the league with his 20 hits. Next in line in batting were Don Elbert, Collegians, .450; Dick Lavrenz. Egg Heads. .437; Bill Allen, Post Office, and Sonny Rochleau, Collegians, .436, Dewey Skilling, Post Office, .432. and Louie Gilbride, Independents, .405.- Kelly slammed four home runs and Eldie Winkel and Dewey Skilling each hit three to finish behind Lichter in that department. It was noted during the year that 100 men participated in at least one game for the six teams. Sixteen players who played regularly topped the league batting average of .356, and the eight teams scored 841 runs on only 736 bits during the season. Final Standings W L 1 Post Office 6 Bulldozers f> Egg Heads 4 Independents 4 National Guard 2 Teenage Dance, C. C, Sept, 2 There will be a teenage dance at the Country Club Friday nigh'. Sept. 2. This event, the firs; "f the fall season is open to all teenagers of high school or col- lego age. Admission, 50c per person. Tickets may be purchased at the door or from any of the following committee members: Nidap Dermand, Bob" Jensen, Molly Sullivan. Marilyn Dreesman. Barbara Bourne. Chairmen of the party are Mr and Mrs Vernon Jensen. EGGS Twenty-seven cases of eggs were scattered over Highway 33 near Orange City recently. The truck on which they were loaded. owned by Marion Korver, tipped over when another car. it collided With fcx ALGONA UPPER DBS MOINES ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 1955 Titonka Grid Hopes Not Too Good For Early Play ... medusa to his favorite store - ZENDER'5 Zander's has i»s largest stock of Back-to- t School togs ready for your inspection. The store that features the top brands of quality Boys' Wear invites you to come now and choose his needs. Whether you want sturdy denims or the smartest in dress suits you are guaranteed satisfaction from these famous lines featured at lender's . . . Prospects for the coming football season at Titonka are dim, •ind will not clear up much until the first couple of weeks of practice are out of the way. according to Coach Lyle Opheim. The Indians started working out yesterday (Wednesday) with an eye on the eight game schedule facing them. The slate include? fix Cornbelt Conferene games and a Homecoming appearance against Mallard Sept. 30. Schedule: Sept. 9—Renwick. here Sept. 16—Thompson, there Sept. 23—Ruthveri, there Sept. 30—Mallard, here Oct. 7—West Bend, there Oct. 14—Graettinger, here Oct 21—Terril, there Oct. 28—Swea City, here The final six games are conference frays, winding up with the big Swea City game the last night of the season. SWEA CITY ELEVEN OPENS SEPT. 9 Swea City high school's Trojans will open their 1955 football schedule at Terril, Friday night Sept. 9, according to the slate DIAMOND' PAINT SOCKS by Munsingwear SHIRTS by Kaynee JACKETS by Leewald I BLUE JEANS by Oshkosh SLACKS by Leewald SWEATERS by Puritan BEITS by Hickok SHOES by Portage SHORTS and *T' SHIRTS By Munsingwear Ask About Our Lay-Away Plan on Winter Jackets Gallon RED BARN PAINT 5 Gals. 10.88 DIAMOND'S (SURPLUS STORE-ALGONAl released by Supt. Ed Stewart this wekend. The Trojans, under Coach William Lyle, began workout.- yesterday (Wednesday) in pre paration for the eight-game card that includes four home dates Thompson will visit Swea CiU Oct. 14 for the annual big Home coming game. The complete schedule: Sept. 9—Terril. there Sept. 16—West Bend, here Supt. 23—Mallard, there Sept. 30—Ventura, here Oct.. 7—Graettinger. there Oct. 14—Thompson, here Oct. 21—Aim.strong, here Oct. 28—Titonka. there A roster of players will be available within the next week. A COMPLETE FULL-SIZE ROYAL PORTABLE FOR ONLY PAY JUIT 9.9S POWN UPPEROESMOINE5 P' u ' Phon« P», 419910 Lone Rock And Bancroft Roll On, County Loop Lone Rock swamped Rodman. 31-7. at Rodman, and Bancroft edged the Algona KCs. 5-4, to remain in a tight race for the championship of the Kossuth County Baseball League. The Lone Rockers retained their one game lead over Bancroft as Marlow, Hutchinson, Buss. Blancharcl, Long and Dreyer slammed home runs. Bollinger. Hutchinson and Householder worked on the hill for the winners who slammed their way to an early lead and stayed "in the driver's seat the rest of the way. A pair of runs in the eighth and one in the ninth gave Bancroft its win over the KCs at the KC Park east of town. The visitors counted once in the top of'the'second on a single bv Jim Rahe, two walks and a sacrifice fly, but Algona came up with two in the bottom of the. third to take a lead that lasted until the eighth. Hurler Eldie Winkel was hit by a pitch and stole second. Loren Nelson reached first on an error and Darrell Down* got on the same way as Winkel scored. A single by Bob Diekman sent in the second counter. The KCs got another in the fifth. Eldie Winkel started the rally off by reaching first on an error. He stole second and Downs came through with a hit to score him, making it 3-1. Singles by Johnson, Elsbecker. Duclding and McNertney of the Cubs cut the margin to 3-2 in the top of the sixth, but a walk to Bob Diekman who stole second and a single by Tony Winters made it 4-2 in the last halt' of the same frame. The Cubs tied the score at 4-4 in the eighth the easy way. A pair of errors and a single by Elsbecker did the job, and a walk and an error in the top of the ninth wrapped up the decision. Winktl worked the first six- frames for the locals, while Swede Butt finished* up and took the loss, although allowing only ont' hit in three innings. McNertney worked on the hill for the Cubs and allowed seven hits. Winkel and Batt allowed eight. Winters and Bob Diekman of the KCs and Elsbecker and Dudding of the Cubs each had twu hits. Kossuth County Fair-goers were treated to a pair of fine games Friday afternoon. LoVie Rock took an early lead to down Bancroft, 7-2, in the opener, while Whittemore came from behind late to down the KCs, 3-2, in the nightcap. Mitchell bested Tom Lichliter and Joe Donahue in the opener as Gordy Hutchinson belted a homer for the winners. Jim Geelan got the verdict over Eldie Winkel in the nightcap, al- 32 Candidates, New Coach At First Practice By Don Smilh Jr. Practice equipment has been issued, go-get-'em posters are stuck to the locker room walls, the first two practices are out of the way and the expectancy of the fans points to one thing— Algona High's Bulldogs are preparing for the football season opener Sept. 9 with Emrnetsburg :tn the home field. Coach Jason Irving greeted 32 men Tuesday by handing them shoes, pnds. punts, shirts uiul helmets ;md announcing to them they were expected to report each morning until school starts at s):30, and again each evening for toughening up exercises. Twelve of the 32 candidates who reported the first day are freshmen and ten are seniors, anji the large ndmber of freshmen was both good and bad. It indicated interest was high and experience short in more than a third of the squad members. The squad list includes: .seniors—Jae Givens, Vernon Christoffers, Larry Johnson, Bob Jensen, Doug Meyer, Frank Kern, Rod Kickbush, Bill iVIoxley, Terry Cook and Dave Seiler; juniors Harvey Peglow, Richard Roch- leau, Wendell Steven and Ted Finley: sophomores — Howard Funk, Dave Richardson. Bob Norman, Larry St. John, Darold Skilling and Paul Opheirn; and freshmen—Leroy Gronbach, Larry Cook, Jim Gade, Marvin Miller, Tom Potter, Albert Fosnaugh, Tom Zittritsch, Robbie Hutchins, Joel Harris, Jim Moxley, Dennis Jergenson and Bill Hutchison. Practically all the freshmen played two years of junior high football, but the step up into high school ball is a big one, and only time will tell if any of the 12 will fit into Loving's single-wing style of play. Meyer, Finley, Kern, Kickbush, Terry Cook, Jensen and Seiler won letters last year. Two other probable squad members, letterman Jim Cowan and Fred Strahorn, didn't check out equipment Tuesday, but are expected to soon. Loving emphatically pointed out that any boy must have three weeks of practice before he can compete in a game under the rules of the Iowa High School Athletic Association. Speaking of the ETnmetsburg game, Jase had this to offer— "Emmetsburg has a good ball club, and we've got a lot of work to do between now and Sept. 9 to get ready for the game." Loving and his assistant coaches, Bob King and Champ Martin, will begin installation of single-wing proceedure immediately in the squad, along with wind sprints and toughening exercises in preparation for the grind ahead. Student managers are Warren Branson and Denny Waller. though allowing five hits to Winkel's three. Errors allowed the Whittemore nine to take the verdict. Winkel had three hits in four tries for the losers. Standings W Lone Rock 12 Bancroft - .11 Whittemore G Rodman 6 Algona KCs 3 Gilmore City 3 Livei more 2 Final regular league action will probably finish this week. Several make-up games are on tap, as nu team in the loop has officially completed its league schedule. WOMEN'S BOWLING ASSOCIATION MEETING Tuesday Aug. 30 8 p.m. at Barry's Anyone interested in teagut fowling, pieas* com* to the ; or contact fernni* |r«d' wtkom* !ec<gu« Bancroft-Carroll Playoff Halted A scheduled play-off game between Bancroft's Lions and Carroll at Bancroft was rained out Tuesday night. The two teams who tied for the championship of the Iowa State League at thu completion of the regular schedule, will play the deciding contest as soon as the weather permits. Mason City downed Eatlier- ville in the other play-off game to take third place. The Lions dropped a 13-11 decision to Storm. Lake Monday night at Storm Lake and with it lost the chance at the undisputed title. Bancroft cinched a share of the title with a 12-8 win over Estherville and a 12-6 conquest of Storm Lake at Memorial Park during the weekend. Both times the Lions had to come from behind to win. They ended with a mark of 23 wins and 17 losses. The winner of 'the Bancroft- Carroll play-off game will tangle with Mason City in the first gams of the final play-off series. Estherville is the fourth team in tae final play-offs. Academy Team In Diocesan Met t St. Cecelia's Academy will enter the annual fall Sioux City Diocesan Baseball tournament, according to an aoaouncemet from awjetic direful"' F*tber Harold Cooper. The tourney wilT tegin tha week of S>eat. , f, ^airuigs sites will oe announced when ail entries are to. later

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