The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 15, 1966 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 15, 1966
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The "FIRST-OF-THE-WEEK" Tabloid . Entered a« second class matter at the Uostetnce at AlKona. towa *•—/k*j» u%ufA YiteeriAV A«A*/»U ic tax* 4 <£*»»:*«* 44 r.UUU o_-.. <S05U), No*. 1. 1839. under Art of Congress of Match 3. M79. AUHJHA, K9WA, TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 1966 2 Sections — 24— Tabloid Pages :gK$$?$&8^^ VOL 101 NO. 20 BULLDOGS TO STATE MEET Algona Plays In First Round Game Thursday Algona high school's Bulldogs, surpassing every effort they have made this season, won their way into the Iowa State High School Basketball Tournament finals, representing district 2, by defeating the Mason City Mohawks, Monday night at Spencer, 73 to 67. For the Algona team, it was an achievement never expected at the beginning of the current basketball season, but which became a potential as the season wore on, and the team developed under the able tutelage of Coach Howie Stephenson, who now is sending his second team in three years to a state meet. Algona enters the meet with a 21-2 record, and will meet Ames high school in the first game of the first round, Thursday afternoon at 1:30 p. m. in Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines. Ames, won the district 7 title by defeating Ft. Dodge, 48 to 45. By coincidence, Algona will meet a team coached by George Duvall, a former Algona basketball coach, in the first game of the state tournament. Algona plays Ames high at 1:30 p. m. next Thursday. Ames downed Fort Dodge high, 48 to 45, last night at Des Moines in the second 7 final. Ames has a record of 18-5 for the season. Algona fans, Monday night, once again experienced the heart palpitations that come with a cold first quarter for their favorites. Algona started slowly, missing its first seven basket attempts, but still managed to wind up an 11-11 tie at the end of the first quarter. But in,the second quarter the Bulldogs began to warm up. Tom Claude, a tiger all night, netted four buckets, Teeter bagged four, and Merryman two, and the half ended with the Bulldogs holding a welcome lead of 36 to 27. Algona tallied six straight points to gain this advantage. But in the second half, Mason City quickly whittled the score to a 51-51 tie at the end of the third quarter. Oertel led the Mohawk attack with five baskets, but Merryman kept his mates in the game with seven points of his own. Mason City took a momentary lead of 53-51 as the fourth quarter began, but Claude hit from outside to tie the game. Algona then moved into a five point lead, in the final quarter, at which time the Algona offensive stall came into existence with five minutes left. Teeter took a neat pass from Espe to make it 60-55, and after Mason city tallied, Espe scored a three- point play, and again repeated the act, to give Algona a 67-57, ten point lead as time began running out. By this, time, Teeter, Espe and Walker all bad four fouls ALGONA (73) Teeter Merryman Walker Espe Claude Boldridge MASON CITY (67) FG 9 7 1 3 7 0 27 19-27 15 FT F 6-7 4 1-2 2 2-2 4 6-9 4 4-7 1 0-0 0 Roberts Oertel Spiegel Turner Fox Garden Prohaski Schultz FG 0 11 5 3 2 4 0 1 26 FT 2-4 1-2 0-0 0-1 0-2 0-1 12-13 0-0 15-23 F 0 2 2 5 2 4 2 0 17 on them and it was a case of walking on eggs for these three regulars, but none of them drew the fifth foul. It did allow Mason City a little last quarter freedom, but it also resulted in fouls on the Mohawks who as the team behind, became overly aggressive. In fact near the game's end, Prohaski of the Mohawks was asked to leave the game for a floor misdemeanor. Fouls, however, were almost even, Mason City drawing 17 and Algona 15. Teeter led the Algona scoring with 24 points, Tom Claude from his guard position netted 18, Merryman had 15, Espe 12, and Walker four. Walker was a workhorse under the basket, and a power on defense. Algona outrebounded the Mohawks 29 to 27, and had 14 steals to five for Mason City. This game was a special tribute to the Algona guards, Espe, Claude and Boldridge. Turner, the highly touted Mason City guard, found out new angles on guarding in this contest, with Claude and Espe as tutors. From the field, however, the Mohawks had a higher shooting percentage than the Bulldogs, Algona shot at a 47% clip, while Mason City did a 55% job. Only thing was, they didn't get to snoot as much! As hundreds of Algona fans watched their team win its way into the Iowa High School Championship Tournament final, they could find few words to express their feelings. The Bulldogs, who lost their first North Central Conference game to Eagle Grove, then came within one game of winning the loop title, have been a vastly improving aggregation, and seem to thrive on tough tournament competition, clear Lake, the conference champ, lost to Mason city in the district final. As they prepared to represent North central Iowa in the state championship finals, the Algona Bulldogs carry with them a solid support of loyal fans from their section of the state. &^^ Algona has a well-balanced club, a team club, and it has produced an outstanding unit that carries the best wishes of this section of the state to Des Moines next Thursday. Jury Returns Verdict For Defendant Here A district court jury in a directed verdict found for the defendant Wednesday in a $50,000 damage suit which opened March 7 here. The suit was brought by Thomas Vipond against Wendell Jergenson, administrator of the estate of his late son, Charles. The case grew out of an accident that occurred Aug. 20, 1964 three miles north of Algona at the intersection of a gravel road and Highway 169. Tim Vipond, a juvenile at the time of the accident, was a passenger in a car driven by Charles Jergenson, who was fatally injured. An appeal was filed by the plaintiffs attorneys. Judge G. W. Stillman of Algona presided at the case. Policeman Is Hospitalized After Fall Here Ernie Hutchison, Algona policeman, was taken to St. Ann hospital here, then transfered to Park hospital at Mason City Saturday morning after he sustained a severe fracture of the right leg in a falL Mr. Hutchison was replacing an awning at Michael's Corner Pocket on State stree when he fell from a ladder on the concrete sidewalk below. The injured leg was pinned at the Mason City hospital, where he will remain for two or three weeks. Wrestlers To Banquet, Mar. 21 The annual Wrestling Boosters pot luck supper will be held next Monday evening, March 21, at 6; 30 p. m. at the high school Annex. National Champion Gordon Hossman, Ames, Iowa State u. champion, will be guest speaker. He is a pupil of Fritz Nielsen from New Hampton high. All wrestlers, wrestling boosters and their families are cordially invited. Bring food and table service, To Speak At Butt Wayne Wild, chairman of the natural sciences at Buena vista College, storm Lake, will speak March 24 at the Burt high school as part of the Iowa visiting Scientist program, Harry J. Bode, Longtime Farm Leader, 87, Dies Harry J. Bode, 87, prominent Algonan and retired farmer, died at St. Ann hospital Saturday morning. A solemn requiem high mass was held for him Tuesday (today) in St. Cecelia's Catholic church, with Msgr. P. P. Gearen, celebrant; Fr. Robert Phillips, deacon; Fr. Cecil Friedmann, sub- deacon; and Fr. James Bruch, master of ceremonies. Burial was at Calvary cemetery, with Hamilton Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Casket bearers were grandsons, Mark, Russell, Phillip, Marvin and Franklin Bode and James Coady. Honorary pallbearers were Charles Arthur, Henry Weber, Wayne Keith, Mads Christiansen, Leslie Huff, John Kain, Gilbert Benschoter, Ross Calhoun, Roscoe Mawdsley, Edward Miller, Eugene Hutchins and A. A. Schipull. Mr. Bode was born March 1, 1879 at.McClean, m., son of Herman and Ann Wagner Bode. He was married there to Louise Wilmert in 1900 and she died in 1904. He came to Kossuth county in 1900 and farmed in the Plum Creek area until his retirement in 1954, when he moved into Algona. He was married here Dec. 27, 1906, to Ella G. Zeigler, who died Oct. 6,1961. Mr. Bode was named a Master Farmer of Iowa in 1929. He was a 4th degree Knight in the K. of . C., and wasinthefirstgraduating class of the Algona Chapter, which received their honors at Mason City. Active in many areas, he was a former treasurer of Kossuth County Fair, former president and still on the board of the Kossuth Mutual Insurance Company; a director, trustee and secretary of St. Cecelia's; a half-owner in the Plum Creek Elevator; a director of the now defunct Kossuth County State Bank; a director of the former Algona creamery; a director of the Plum Creek Farm Bureau and the Emmetsburg Credit Association. He was secretary of the Kossuth County Warehouse Board and a member of the Farm Board Debt Commission and the Kossuth County Seed Loan Commission, during mission and the Kossuth county Seed Loan Commission, during A Salute ' HARRY J. BODE the depression of the 'GO'S. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Evelyn) Bickert of Algona and Mrs. James (Pauline) Coady of Bancroft; five sons, Herman of Wesley, Calvin, Floyd, Roland and Harold, all of Algona. One sister, Winifred Briggs of Bloomington, m., also survives, as do two brothers, Frank of McClean and Theodore of Carlock, HI. He was preceded in death by his wives, two sons and one daughter. $420 Worth Of Merchandise Stolen, LuVerne An estimated $420 worth of merchandise, including 200 Ibs. of scrap copper, 10 junk batteries and a cutting torch with hoses and gauges, was stolen at LuVerne Friday night. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst was notified of the theft the following morning and his office is working on the matter. Owner of the goods is Leslie Pechumer. The theft occurred from storage sheds owned by him in the northeast portion of town. The sheds were broken into by the culprits. A Salute To Cagers 12 " P ^f section ' featurifl e large photos of the squad Wffl represent Algona hi e h £ ho °l to foe X *** a t Des Moines this week, will be found today's issue of the Algona Upper Des Moines. Twelve area industries and businesses went together in soring fee section as a send-off to the ai STSu^? ? toe finalS ° f the ***** meet at night (Monday) and advanced to the State, The locals will carry a 21-2 record into the finals. Good luck, Bulldogs I

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