The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 21, 1950 · Page 15
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 15

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 21, 1950
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TO HONOR 105 ATHLETES AT BANQUET Award Letters March 3D, At JayCee Dinner r,,T he fi , nal toue hes were being put on plans and preparations for the annual athletic banquet bei" g , t | fnd ST ed .. b ?th A1 e° na hi eh IM u Delia's Academy athletes, by the Junior Chamber of Commerce. Paul Brechler, director of athletics of the State University of Iowa, will be the guest speaker. Presentation of letters to men of both schools will also take place . The event will be held Thursday, March 30, at Algona high school. Buchanan Toastmasier A total of 79 athletic letters will be presented to Algona high school football, wrestling and basketbajl team members, and St. Cecelia's Academy will award 26 letters. Awards will also be made to cheerleaders and student managers from both schools. Allen Buchanan will act as toastmaster, and Gerry Allen will deliver the address of welcome. Don Hutchins will present vocal numbers. Volunteer Workers Harry Greenberg is chairman of the general arrangements committee, assisted by John Ferguson and Tony Guzowski. Ted Chrischilles is chairman of the ticket committee, assisted by Tom Sawyer and Leroy Lee. Jack Chrischilles and Dr. L. L. Snyder are handling table decorations. Waiters will include Bob Williams, chairman, Willis Richman. Dave Smith, Lowell Smith; Neil Monaco, Craig Smith, Art Odegaard, Roger Palmer and Chuck Hinkeh. High Leiiermen Algona high athletes to be awarded letters are as follows: Jerry Anderson, Arlen Briggs, Bill Clawson, Ron Mulchings, Ted Hutchison, Bob McDanel, Gary McDonald, George Meyer, Joe Reding, Jerry Reilly, Ray Rols, Bill Sparks, Merle Teeter, Lamont Wellendorf, John Albright, Montie Black, Ed Bowman, Bob Christensen. Bill Clegg, Lee Colburn, Ronald Dremmell, Earl ELmore, Jim Kennedy, Dale Koestler, Fred Langmack,'Merle Moore, Wendell Packard. George Platt, Dick Samp. Dick Sarchet, Bob Thompson, David Vaughn,- Roger Anderson, Mgr., Jerry Beamish, Clayton Bilyeu, Jack Clapsaddle, Duane Devine, Earl Eller, Paul Fisher, Marvin Hackbarth, Leonard Hansen, Chuck Holmes, Dick Kain. John Lichter, Bob McConnell, Bob Kain, Vaughn Love, Denver McGinniB, Phillip Mx:Veigh, Louis Maharas, Tom Montgomery, Kenneth Peterson, Nick Reding, Jerry Samp, Jess Shore, Jim Sparks. Dick Amunson, Jerry B. Anderson, Jerry Black, Dean Bowman, Don Cook, Richard Fraser, Keith Gregory, Scott Galbraith, Glen Hendrickson, Bill Hutchison, Don Johnson, Bill Lampright. David Long, Don McGmnis, Daryl Reed, Jon Rising, Jim Scanlan, Donal Steinman, Kenneth Teeter, Richard Tuttle. Albert Urich, David ZiUritsch. Academy Lettermen St. Cecelia's Academy letter winners are as follow: Art Winkel, Eugene Harig, Mike Kenefick, Dick Wilhelmi, Francis Woodcock, Richard Buscher, Henry Elbert. Robert Loss, Richard Schick, Eugene Hoenk, Jimmy Hoffman, Robert Waldera, Steven Kenefick, Robert Hentges. Gary Wingert, Phil Kohlhaas, Cordell Schilmoeller, Bernard Krammer, Eldon Winkel, Dick Reynolds. Gerald Ferris, Harold Amfahr, Willard Ristau, Donald Canning, Darrell Eischeid, Maynard Kram- glgona Upper Jieg SECTION THREE ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 1950 VOL 85-NO. 11 SPCCTSCCPE By Joe MAHONEY BASKETBALL COURT REGARDED AS THE GREATEST WRESTLER IN AMERICAN HISTORY/ ENGAGED IN I6O . MATCHES AND LOST ONLY 6/ ANCIENT WOMEN CAUGHT WATCHING THE OLYMPIC GAMES WERE PUNISHED BY DEATH/ No More A Hobby, Local Man Makes 50,000 Plugs mer. Honor Cheerleaders Cheerleaders to be honored are Jan Reding, Bonnie Steil, Sharon Putz. Barbara Hardgrove, Sharon Mittag, Mary Lou Valentine, Virginia Thompson, Darlene Glaser, Ellen Lundh and Marlene St. John, from the high school, and Mary K. Glaser, Patsy Eller, Donna St. John. Marilyn Barton, Blanche Schmitt and Phyllis Ristau, from the Academy. Student managers are Charles Huber and William Detrick at the Academy. Coaches to be special guests are Tony Guzowski, Bob King, Champ Martin and Wayne De Mouth from the high school, and Father Kelm of the Academy. Other special guests will be Father P. P. Gearen and Father Benjamin, and from the public school faculty, Messrs. Carlquist, Guster, Legler, McDowell, Palmer, Sefrit, Stephenson, Weber and Laing. St. John's, Corwith Cagers Bow Out St. John's of Bancroft, and Corwith high, sole representatives from this area in the state hign school boys basketball tournament march toward the state meet were eliminated last week. The Bancroft club presented a challenge all the way, finaUy falling before Ankeny, at Ames, In class A. Corwith. marched through to the finals m class B b CM? fi Are fish color blind? That question has popped up at sport- ng goods stores, around camp fires and in boats in the middle of lakes for years. Taking it from o man who has made over 50,000 plugs, the latest explanation is this ... It is the action of the plug through the water that catches the fish and it is the color of the plug that catches the fisherman. That is the belief of R. B. Elbert, co-owner of the Humpy Bait Company of Algona and owner of the R. B. Elbert Sporting Goods Co., also of Algona. 50.000 Plugs Elbert's partner in the Humpy Bait Company is Earl Stuart of Webster City and between the two assembly lines, they have put more than 50,000 plugs and spinners into the hands of fishermen in 17 states, Canada and Alaska. Thk is another "Algona Industry without a smoke- ntack," an industry that has made Algona a recognised bait manufacturing center as far west as Pullman, Wash., and as far east as Maine. Elbert has always had an intense interest in fishing, even when he was a boy at Whittemore. He made his own plugs for his fishing junkets up north. Knew What He Wanted Back in 1039, he designed a plug to get a slow, wobbling action through the water. He wanted an artificial plug with an artificial action that will attract fish. About five years ago, Elbert learned that Earl Stuart of Webster City was making plugs, too, so the two decided to pool resources and manufacture the same plug. Working on assembly line principles, the plug begins its route here in Algona. Sanding, shaping and drilling is done here. Elbert, and Mrs. Elbert, drill holes and counter sink them. When the plug is worked over as much as is possible here, it is sent to Webster City for painting. Before paint is applied, seven steps are required. Then, seven coats of paint are applied to each plug. There are IB different finishes and three different sixes available. One of the proudest features is that this is a plastic plug, resistant to water and weather, much more durable and possessing a smoother action than old- fashioned plugs. Just how the fame of Algona and the Elbert-Stuart product has spread can be shown by an incident that happened to Don Nelson, Algona fisherman and owner of the Kossuth Motor. The Barber Knew Don was getting a hair cut in Pullman, Wash., last year and the barber noticed the Iowa license plates on Don's car. He asked Don where he was from and when Don mentioned Algona, the barber said . . . "Oh, you're from the town where they make Humpy plugs." (Attention, Chamber of Commerce.) Elbert sells most of his plugs through jobbers, although he still supplies some of his local customers direct. In Algona, the plugs are on sale at Becker's Sporting Goods Store and Friesner's Sport Center. The first plastic Humpy was sold at "Cap's Tackle Shop" at Arnolds Park and is still being plugged there. They are aj^> sold in California, Oregon, Washington, Florida, Maine, Alaska and several other states. Record Northern The largest fish caught on a Humpy was a Northern pike that IP; ghi weighed in at 30 pounds, 14 ounces. It was caught by Bob Nordquist of Ft. Dodge last September while on a trip to Canada. The Northern was SO Vi inches long and had a 26 inch girth. Like a champion race horse, one "champion" Humpy plug has been retired. Dale Short of Webster City reported that he caught over 50 fish on one Humpy, so the company decided it deserved a rest, ft is mounted and enjoys a position of honor at the Webster City headquarters. With a background of ten years of plug making, plus years of testing and experimenting, Elbert should have some authority to discuss the question of colorblindness in fish. He says they are, but . . . Davis & Cotton Tie With 247 For Barry Higfi C. Davis and A. Cotton shared top honors at Barry's alleys last week, as both scored 247. Other over-200 tallies went to McCormick (223), W. Geering (222), C. Benschoter (200), Soup Briggs (220), W. Decker (205, 203). J. Baas (203), H. Blanchard (234), H. Decker (214). H. Anderson (201). W. Bowman (205), and W. 24 Better Mark In Week At Brandt's Brandt keglers registered 24 scores of 200 or over in two days last week, including two three- line totals over 600. Hank Geilenfeldt was high man again with a 237. Bob Gade made 610 on 179, 214, and 217, while C. Davis scored 602 on 205, 196, and 201. Others on the honor roll are D. Dachenbach (200), H. Jergensen (223), J. Kelley (202), J. Knutsen (209), H. Schmidt (210), B. Gade (202), D. Furst (203), T. Forburger (201), J. Bleich (214), K. Raney (208), D. Smith (207), C. Dailey (222), W. Voigt (207), T. Chrischilles (226), and A. Krominga (201, 221). League Standings: Western (Wednesday) W L Algona Hardware 56 Algona Ice Cream 54 Burt V. F. W. 52 Pioneer Hi-Bred 48 National Guard 47 Livingston Tool 46 Whittemore Legion 42 L. L. L. Club 41 Plantation 40 Harold's Food Store 27 JayCees 23 3oone Ridge 10 Clastic (Thursday) W Titonka Woodman's 63 Seven-Up 57 -oast-to-Coast 51 3auer Implement 49 Old Style Lager 45 JayCees 38 31atz 36 lantation 31 3ritt 29 Jrandt Lanes 23 Algona Independents 20 T^f^\ KOSSUM COUNTY "1 [SPORTS] 29 33 34 35 39 40 i. 41 54 58 71 L IB 24 30 32 36 43 45 50 52 58 61 8th Grade Wins Consolation Title In Cage Tourney Algona junior high basketball teams won a consolation trophy and a third in round robin play at Eagle Grove March 11. Two teams, coached by Wayne De Mouth, were sent to the North Central Conference junior high tournament. Ronnie Elbert, Donnie Elbert Dave Deyihe, Darrold Simmons Philip Miller, James Asa, Larry % Johnson. and Don Cook make u] the eighth-grade team. They won the consolation finals and were Carman (206). Old Style got a comfortable lead on Barry's, and also put K. C.'s even with Barry's. The 'ight is now for second place in .he Blue League. Blue (Monday) W Old Style 50 Barry's 46 K. of C. 46 Algona Barbers 43 Lotts Creek 40 Sddie's Flower 38 Am. Legion 32 Nat. Guard 29 urple (Tuesday) W plantation 48 S & L 42 31anchard Lumber 40 !ouncil Oak 43 Sportsman Tavern 41 John Deere 40 L 31 3S 35 38 41 43 49 52 L 33 36 38 38 40 41 SweaCityVFW Team Is Iowa Nat'lEnfry Swea City's VFW basketball team, winner of the state championship of the Veterans of Foreign Wars at Clear Lake last week, will enter the national tournament at Mankalo. Minn., March 28 through April 1. The team U of special interest locally because it contains not only a roster of outstanding Swea City basketball players, but also h%t Tony Guzowski in the lineup. The Algona coach was awarded the "most valuable player" trophy at Clear Lake. Othozs in the Swea City lineup are Alven Godfredson, Joe Murray. H. K. Drew, Harvey Larson, Edward Anderson, Elmer Berg, Melvin Krumm and Paul Stuart, which makes it a real Kossuth team all ihe way. Bring home the bacon! Schmidt's Roller 35 46 Plum Creek 32 49 Green (Thursday) W L Burt 57 Hoover's 54 Mainliner 51 Algona Produce 40 Reding Super Mkt. 40 Algona Implement 33 V. F. W. 29 Ledyard 20 awarded a trophy. They were beaten by Eagle Grove in the semi-finals, 18 to 26, but downet Humboldt, 18 to 11, in the consolation round. Bill Lauitzen, Nidas Dermand, Jim Galbraith, Allen Lage, Durwood Walker, Bill Fain, Kirk McCorkle, and Alvin Christiansen play on the seventh grade team. They took third place in the round robin. About 30 junior high boys were out for basketball during this season. Wow! The Gals Really Knocked Them Maples Women bowlers rolled a mean ball at Barry's Wednesday. Two of the ladies topped the 200 mark. I. Cook hit 204, while M. Bestenlehner scored 202 and 153. Dther scores over 150 were L. Walcott (154), A. Kajewski (154, 190), K. Kelley (157), Hauptman (155, 160), B. Bradford (153), M. Presthus (157), M. Carney (174). 4 Veterans Nucleus Of Hi Baseball An inexperienced squad is preparing for the baseball season at Algona High school. Only four lettermen from last year's train are back this year. Coach Don King has been holding practice in the gym during the past week, and will move outside as soon as weather permits. Returning lettermen are Arlen Briggs, Joe Reding, W. Packard, and Dick Samp. Only a few of the other boys have had any experience on last year's team. Pitchers A Problem The pitching staff consists of candidates only, said Coach King. None of them have had any previous pitching experience. Possible hurlers are J. Beamish, D. Devine, J. Lichter, B. Christenson, J. Reding, M. Black, G. Schimmel, and D. Reed. The catching situation is somewhat better, since some of them have played that position before. D. Samp, G. Meyer, B. Lampright, and B. Meyer are in line for catching. Other Candidates Other boys out for initial practice are R. Peterson, A. Rochleau, B. Clegg. D. Sarchet, T. Montgomery, N. Reding, E. Eller, K. Peterson, J. ZiUritsch, F. Rusch, J. Scanlan, J. Rising, D. Cook, D. Fraser. D. ZiUritsch, D. Shirley, I D. Steinman, B. Hutchinson, J. | Reed, and D. Bowman. Thirteen claims have boon set so far as a tentative schedule. Most of the early games are away, since the diamond at the fair grounds is being converted into a football field. The practice field will bo used later, or possibly the K. C. diamond. The Schedule April 13, Wesley, there April 14, Burt, there April 18, Fenton, there April 20, Britt, there April 24, Wesley, here April 28, Whittemore Public there Langue Standings W Ed's D-X 48 Weidenhoff 45 Druggists' Mutual 37 Modernistic 34 Sperry's 34 Upper Des Moines 33 3ell Telephone 32 Woodward's 25 L 24 27 35 38 38 39 40 47 Spring Vocal Concert Algona High School Music Department Tuesday, March 28,8 p. m. 140 Student Participants Admission: Adults-42c plus 8e tax 50c Students-29c plus 6c tax 35c All Seats Reserved Reservations available at the High School ticket office Monday and Tuesday, March 27 and 28. (Se« story eUewher* in this issue) PLANTATION BALL ROOM May 1 thru 5, Sectional tournaments May 8, Fenton, here May 11, Burt, here May 12, Titonka, here May 15, Bancroft, there May 16, Whittemore Public, here May 18. Britt, here May 19, Titonka, there WHOLE FAMILY A train-auto crash at Gladbrook wiped out an entire family at Gladbrook recently. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Neil, and two children, were killed when their car skidded into the path of a Great Western freight train. Husbands Scold if Wives Look Old Try looking yerangtr thd TCTT flay— whether yovr hUKband nrolda or whether you Jurt want to pfa» him. Thousands ol nrt» thrtlifd. "joulhifted" by Oatm. If you. too. look haniird, tfrawn. wont- out. OU>: affed br Urn], rundown condition dus nobly to blood low In Iron, try Oetrex Tonic Tabteu tfwlfly.Rc«irr*wncpand prettier, YOUNGER looki don't make uo«r husband proud to"ihow you off. Cost* little. New Introductory •!•« now only 600. For wile at all dntf •tom everywhere. Friday, March 24 MALEK'S Accordion Band Sunday, March 26 AL HUDSON No Advance Booth Reservations Doors Open at 8:00 PLANTATION BALLROOM WHITTEMORE. IOWA "J see the O'Malleys bought that house on Melrose Street." Although Mr. and Mrs. Reader are glad to know about the O'Malleys, they have a lot of other things on their minds, problems right in their own home: Is this a good time to trade in the old car? Are we carrying enough insurance on the house? What shall we have for Sunday dinner? Our readers are interested in the news and advertising that relate to their needs. Give them the news about your merchandise and services through "the'advertising columns of this" newspaper. Ask for a copy of our A.B.C. report* which will give you complete and audited information about our circulation. ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES In The New Newspaper Bldg. Ill E. Call St. Algona, Iowa *Tli!» newspaper is n member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations, a national association of publi.ihers, advertisers and advertising agencies. Our circulation is audited by experienced A.B.C. circulation auditors. 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