The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 21, 1966 · Page 5
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 21, 1966
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Espe Notches 15th Straight p M-Ci Record-Breaking AHS Club 6-2; T With Good Help The Mason City Mohawks managed more hits off Craig Espe, stylish Algona High lefty, than the preceding five or six teams he had faced, combined, but he managed to come up with the big pitches at the right time and also notched three of the club's eight hits in a well-earned 6-2 victory over the previously unbeaten visitors in the District Tournament finale at Garrigan Field here Monday night. Algona was slated to meet St. Bernard's of Breda in the first round of the Sub-State meet at Fonda Wednesday, July 20, at 8 p. m. The winner advanced to the finals of the meet and Sub-State winners then meet In the State Tournament. The win upped Algona 1 s record to 19-2, (7 straight), and dropped • the losers off the tourney trail with a 10-1 mark. Largest crowd of the current season saw the contest. The Bulldogs scored in all but two innings to post their victory, and while only four players managed to get hits, every man In the batting order got a chance at base running as three Mason City hurlers gave up nine walks and hit a batter and shortstop Roy Follmuth contributed a pair of boots. Algona pecked away at Mc.son City starter Tom Ryan, right handed fastballer, and got Its first run In the top of the first. Espe started it with a one out single to right. With two out, Rog Muyer cracked a one baser to the same spot, then Ryan walked Bill Farnham and Larry Scobba, forcing in the run. The Bulldogs added another run in the second on walks to Bill Boldridge and Roger Barr (who filled in very capably for Dale Teeter, regular shortstop who is on vacation), a single to right field by Dave Martin and a ground out by Tom Clau-le. Mason City threatened to break the game open in the home half of the second as catcher Gordy Angell crashed a double to right and Follmuth followed with an infield single. Follmuth then stole second and the Mohawks had men on second and third with none out. Espe then whiffed a pair and Rog Barr tossed out the final batter of the frame. Scobba wasted a long double to center in the top of the third and a double by Espe with two out in the fourth also went for naught, while Angell's second double and a single by Doug Swyter of the Mohawks also failed to put anything on the Scoreboard in the bottom of the fourth. A neat tag of Angell at home by Martin after Espe delivered a pitch cut off the rally as a signal was missed (or something) on the play by the Mohawk batter. Algona put another counter on the board in the fifth as Mayer lined a single to left and Bill Farnham reached on an error to start it off. Scobba hit into a double play as Meyer went to third and after Gary Burr walked and went to second, scored on a wild pitch. Mason City's runs came in the bottom of the fifth. Jerry Wetterling opened the frame with a walk, then Clarence Turner feigned being hit by an Espe flip and was waved to first by the umpire and Randy Fox reached on Algona's lone error of the night, loading the bases. Kevin Suter sent in the runs with a bingle to right with none out. Meyer then fielded a pair of hard hit grounders, held the runner at third and threw out the batters before a walk loaded them up. Espe whiffed Swyter to halt the rally. Algona's fourth run in the sixth inning came after Don Hagen got hit in the back by a pitch. He was forced at second by Martin and Espe reached on a fielder's choice. Another fielder's choice and a walk to Meyer loaded them up and Craig Taylor, running for Espe, scored on a passed ball. Two more runs, coming on walks to Scobba and the Barr boys, a line single to right by Martin and a shot to left by Espe, rounded out the scoring in the top of the seventh and Espe proceeded to set the losers down in order in the last half to preserve the victory, his 15th without a loss this season. Each team got apparent breaks on calls at second during the Algona's Bulldogs raced to their seventh straight win and upped the season record to 19-2 with a 6-2 victory over Mason City high school In the finals of the District Tournament at Garrigan Field here Monday evening. The victory sent Coach Keith Christie's club into Sub-State Tournament action. Members of the squad are shown in the photo above. They are, front row, left to right, Tom Claude, Craig Espe, Bob Farnham, Bill Boldridge Roger Barr, Dale Pedersen, Don Hasen. Back row, left to right, Coach "Christie, Dave Martin, B.'Jl Farnham, Gary Barr, Tom Jones, Roger Meyer and Craig Taylor. Algona's losses to Hampton and Twin Rivers were sandwiches between win skeins of four, eight and the current seven-game stretch. The 19-2 record assures the club of the best season in history for the school and Espe's 15-0 mark (which includes three no-hitters) this summer is also a record-breaking effort. Algona posted 17-4 and 17-6 records in 1964- and 1965, so the teams of Christie have a combined mark of 53-12 for the past three seasons. (UDM Polaroid Photo) fray - and Martin was called out on a questionable play in the sixth as the umpires, as well as the players at times, had trouble keeping up with the action. Martin and Meyer each chipped in with two hits for the Bulldogs, while Angell got a pair for the losers. Espe struck out 12 and walked four and allegedly hit one, while Mason City hurlers whiffed nine. Martin, Espe, Claude and Scobba drove in runs, while two came home on pitching blunders. It was a tight, well- played game, with the outcome in doubt until the final frame. Box score AB 5 5 0 5 4 3 2 2 2 1 1 0 30 R 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 6 ALGONA (6) Martin Espe Taylor Claude Meyer Bill Farnham Scobba G. Barr Boldridge Bob Farnham R. Barr Hagen M. CITY (2) Turner Fox Suter Ryan Kratz Rubacalva Angell Follmuth Swyter Gibbs Wetterling Alsburg Modifieds Will Roar Friday, Local Track More than 40 cars have been entered in the big Modified Sportsman's Championship Race, a 7-event program, at Kossuth Speedways here this Friday, July 22. Warm-ups ofthemodifiedswill begin at 8:30, with races slated to get underway at 9 p.m., according to Track Manager Dwight Cook. Entries have been received from a wide area. Many of the drivers from this vicinity will be joined by others from Des Moines, Boone, Ames, Mason City, etc. in the run for a' guaranteed $1,000 purse. An ad containing complete details will be found in this issue of the UDM. AB 2 3 4 2 1 1 4 2 3 3 0 1 26 R 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 H 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 G LITTLE LEAGUES Red Sox 34, Athletics 14; Angels 4, Tigers 3; Reds 10, Pirates 7; Whittemore - Senators postponed. Girls' Softbal - Redbirds 11, Orioles 9; Gopher? 11, Lions 5; Rockets 15, Astronauts 1. Men's Softball - Buds 13, Bombers 5; Buschers 9, Baptists 8. Watch the CLASSIFIEDS 6-Algona (la.) Upper Des Moin.i Thursday, July 21, 1966 Wins Car, Stock Races Gerhard Riggert, who is employed by Ralph Bierstedt on a farm near Lone Rock, was the big winner at the weekly stock car program here Friday night. He won a 1961 Plymouth 4-door given away by Percival's here and is shown in the above photo' left, receiving the key to the vehicle from Jim Schenck, sales manager of the local firm. Mr. and Mrs. Riggert have been attending the races here every night since the track opened in 1960, and while there have been many thrills on the track, the free car was undoubtedly the biggest thrill of all. Gene Schattschneider and Jim Edgington, who have been fighting it out for the point lead most of the current season, shared driving laurels during the 6-event program, with each winning a pair of runs. Schattschneider took an early lead in the feature and won it by about half a lap, while Edgington, who earlier won the trophy dash and a heat race, was forced out with mechanical problems. Willie Kluss finished second and Dick Simpson third in the feature. Schattschneider also copped a heat race earlier. Don Hilbert took the third heat and Weber grabbed the B-feature. The opening events were full of thrills, with four cars damaged in mishaps and out for the rest of the night. And the driving was fast and furious, with a large crowd in attendance. Perhaps the top events were the trophy dash and feature. Schattschneider, after taking a comfortable lead, took a Sunday drive to win the finale, while Edgington battled with Kluss, Butch Householder and Schattschneider to take the dash. (UDM Polaroid Photo) illHllHIIMHIIIIIlin^^ | AROUND ALGONA | rTillillllllllllltftlllllltllllllllllllHliiiiiiiiiiiiiin BY RUTH SHIERK MRS. GLADYS PAGEL of Allison called on Margaret and Carrie Durant Saturday enroute to Spencer. Sh9 has recently been elected president of the Waterloo-Cedar Rapids branch of the National League of American Pen Women, of which Margaret Durant was at one time president. MRS. BERT GALBRAITH, two daughters and a grandson of Doming, N. M., and her sister- in-law, Mrs. Ben Knoll of Santa Ana, Calif., have been visiting friends and relatives in Algona. Mrs. Twilla Bartholomew entertained at coffee for the former Algonans and Mrs. Lloyd Wellendorf entertained at a coffee Thursday. GUESTS OF Mr. and Mrs. Richard Lallier have been her sister and family, Mr. and Mrs. Don Jennings, Ann, Beth, Karen and Don, former Algoaans now of Shenandoah. The Lalliers and children, Linda, Diane, Marlene and Todd, the Jennings family, and Mr. and Mrs. James Stangl and children, Mike, Rick, and Roger, left Sunday to be gone for a week on a camping trip. MRS. A. J. EASON finished her course in summer classes at Mankato State College last Friday. Next week she plans to visit their two daughters and families, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Potter at Nevada and Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Ogland at Indianola. .MR. AND MRS. Miles Sloniker attended a banquet Monday evening at Goldfield where Mr. Sloniker was master of ceremonies for the chartering of a new Lions Club. MR. AND MRS. William C. Kuhn had as weekend guests Mr., and Mrs. Lowell LaMore and daughter Jeanne of Madison, Wise. The two ladies are sisters. (• MR. AND MRS. J.-C. Everds entertained at duplicate bridge at their home Monday evening. They were also hosts July 11 at duplicate bridge with three tables in play. In first place that evening were Mr. and Mrs. Everds and in a tie for second were Mrs. Don Hutchison and Clara Zender and Delia and Edith Welter. GUESTS OF Mr. and Mrs. Miles Sloniker this weekend will be Mr. and Mrs. Ted Becker of Kenosha, Wise., who will arrive Saturday enroute on a trip to the west. MRS. EDWIN LAING and daughters, Karen and Barbara, are visiting her mother, Mrs. M. L. Bruch, and her husband's parents, Mr. and Mrs. 0. B. Laing. They expect to be here about two weeks. FINAL SCORES for Round Robin bridge play were submitted by Mrs. John Snere. In first place were Donna Geving and Barb Everist with 25,260; second, Joan Diamond and Anita Snere, 24,870; third, Sue Anderson and Sally Gant, 24,850; and fourth, Peg Adams and Marabeth Ostwald, 23,860. A total of 50 couples participated during the past season. Trophies will We've got the answer to high moisture grain problems! Come see us ... we want to show you the York Grain 'Drying System. It was designed, engineered and built by grain drying experts. They tested their ideas on the farm before putting their system on the market. Let us show you how you can get more for your money with Yark . . . we'll show you how to handle your grain drying chores faster and easier and at lower cost. That spells bigger profit for you, See us today . . . we're itching to show you the York Grain Drying System. GRAIN DRYING AND HANDLING SYSTEMS Featuring ALL NEW CENTRIFUGAL "WHISPER QUIET" FAN Easily handles all tough drying jobs YORK Algona Implement Co. be presented to the winners, with proceeds of the project sponsored by St. Ann Auxiliary going towurd a purchase for the hospital. Play will start again in October. Interested persons are requested to contact either Mrs. John Snere or M;-s. Phil Diamond for registration. DAVID MARTIN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leon (Champ) Martin, spent last Thursday and Friday at Iowa State University at Ames where he participated in freshman orientation. With him was Bill Farnham, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Farnham. MR. AND MRS. Robert McGrath and son Mark of Chicago spent the past week at the Pat Murphy home. Judy Murphy of Omaha was home over the weekend and Kathleen returned to Omaha Sunday for a 2-week stay with her sisters, Judy and Betty. MR. AND MRS. W. O.Taylor were hosts to the Robert Irons, Mattoon, HI,, during the past week. Other guests were the Joe Buschers and Ralph Morgans. Mr. and Mrs. Buscher, Sr. entertained at a dinner Thursday evening and guests were the Irons, the Taylors and Morgans. The evening was spent playing Crazy Eights. MR. AND MRS. O. B. LAING and Mrs. M. L. Brtich are being visited by Mrs. Edwin Laing and daughters for two weeks. Mrs. Ed Laing is the daughter of Mrs. Bruch, and Edwin Laing a son of the 0. B. Laings. TOM ZENDER drove from Cleveland, Ohio, to Algona last Saturday, and Mr. and Mrs. Zender and son, Tommy, will spend a day or two in Omaha, then a week's vacation at Jim Schneider's Resort at Cross Lake, Minn. Mrs. Zender and Tommy havo been here a week, visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Russ Waller. DR. AND MRS. H. J. Bonnstetter of Kennedy, Texas, have been visiting here at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Bohannon. Dr. Bonnstetter is a brother of Mrs. Bohannon. GARY ANGLE, A1965 graduate of Iowa Stat e and earlier an Algona high graduate, has accepted a position in the Armstrong Cork Co. marketing division and recently attended an orientation course of the company at Lancaster, Pa. MR. AND MRS. LOYOLA O'Brien, son Neal, and Danny Smith, took in the double header baseball game, Sunday, in Minneapolist, watching the. Yankees whack the Twins in both games. JUDY BICKERT, employed by the City of Minneapolis park division, was a recent guest here of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bickert. Area Modified Driver Victim Of Accident Ivan Tokle, 43, Reading, Minn, farmer who was well-known during the past 10 years as a modified stock car driver, died early Monday morning at Fairmont after sustaining severe injuries, including loss of his right arm above the wrist, broken left arm above the wrist, numerous lacerations, fractures of both shoulders and chest injuries, in a mishap at Fairmont the preceding night. Tokle was known by many in this area as he competed at \Kossuth Speedways when mofi- fied cars were featured. And his record here as a driver was a good one. He sustained his fatal injuries on the sixth lap of the B-feature when for some unknown reason his car rammed a railing near the grandstand and was torn apart as it flipped over the barrier. An Algona driver, Gene Schattschneider, was second in the event, which was completed after Tokle was rushed to the hospital. Les Wildin, Algona farmer, back at the wheel of his modified after a forced lay-off due to a fractured collarbone in an early-season mishap, won the features at both Jackson and Fairmont during- the weekend. MODIFIED SPORTSMAN'S CHAMPIONSHIP RACE AT KOSSUTH SPEEDWAY (FAIRGROUNDS - ALGONA) THIS FRIDAY - JULY 22 MORE THAN 40 CARS ENTERED, WITH DRIVERS INCLUDING LES WILDIN, BUD FAIR, DELMER STOCKEY AND MANY OTHERS FROM DES MOINES, BOONE, AMES, MASON CITY AND OTHER AREAS, SLATED TO APPEAR! DON'T MISS THIS ONE! $1,000 PURSE GUARANTEED 7 BIG, FAST EVENTS WARM-UPS - 8:30 RACES - 9 P.M. Admission — This Week Only? ADULTS-$1,25 COME ONE CHILDREN UNDER 12-25c — COME ALL Diagonal St. Phont 295-3501 KOSSUTH SPEEDWAY ALGONA, IOWA

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