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Algona Upper mith IF you haven't already done so, why not take a trip about four miles north of Algona on highway 169 some Sunday or evening and take a look at the new county lake, located in Union township and as yet unnamed. Looks like it's going to be quite a spot eventually. When "full- grown", it is expected to cover some 53 acres and is situated in a 114-acre plot purchased by the County Conservation Board more than a year ago. The 17,000,000 cubic feet of water is being backed up into the lake by a 550-foot dam constructed earlier. According to reports, there has already been lots of activity there this summer, swimming, boating, etc., and in future years, fishing will also be plentiful if all goes well. Fingerling fish have been planted in the water and should furnish good eating when they reach full size. Funds for the project come from a half- mill levy okayed by county voters several years ago. As we understand it, there will be no motor boating allowed on the lake, but canoeing and row boating will probably become popular. Members of the Conservation Board are A. J. Budlong, Titonka, president, H. M. Smith, Algona, Harold Swanson, Buffalo Center, L. N. Bormann, LuVerne, and Mancil Hurlburt, Swea City, and Conservation Officer forKossuth is Bill Easier. ANOTHER great baseball man died recently. He was Charlie Dressen, manager (and the man responsible for returning the club to respectability) of the Detroit Tigers. He was 68 and succumbed to a kidney infection after fighting off a couple of earlier heart attacks. Perhaps the highlight of his lengthy career in baseball came during the 1952-53 seasons when he directed the Brooklyn Dodgers to consecutive pennant wins in the National loop. His baseball career got its start in 1919 at Moline, HI. and he had a lifetime batting mark of .272. He was a regular at Cincinnati 1925-29 and here's something most fans didn't know about - he quarterbacked the 1920 Staley team which was a charter member of the National Football League. He had been in the managerial ranks since 1932 and served as head man for several major league clubs. His personality probably ranked second only to the famous Casey Stengel - and he gained fame for his hustling teams. ONE man easily solved the problem of late-lingering guests when he yawned, stretched and said, "If I were someplace, I'd go home." ANOTHER stock car season has "came and went" here - and along the way there were widely- separated feelings by fans and Manager Dwight Cook alike. Crowds much of the time were disappointing - while at other times, seemed large enough to support the program and furnish the type of purse necessary to pull cars into the pits each Friday night. Mr. Cook plans to operate the track again next season - and apparently is thinking about some changes (in rules, etc.) which might better please the crowds. It is possible some fans thought the sportsman stocks that ran here this season weren't capable^ of speeds equal to the modifieds seen previously. Stop watches proved this theory false- as several of the cars that ran here bettered modified times of a year earlier when the cars were the hottest ever featured locally. It is also possible the hobby stock fans in the area didn't get to see enough bumping around and wrecks to pull them through the gate, so they quit attending, It's difficult to figure out exactly what happened. Maybe many fans got out of the habit of going to the fairgrounds after quitting the races when admission went up a year before - and just didn't get interested this season. At any rate, we think the changes Cook has in mind will be aimed at getting many fans interested again - and it is probable more modification of autos will be ai* lowed. We certainly hope the races are continued here next year! tSTAIUSHID 1I6S ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1966 Section - 2 VOl. 101 NO. 6S Algona Hi, Garrigan Grid Debut Bulldogs With Injuries Go To Emmefsburg Algona high school's varsity tangled with the reserves in what Coach Keith Christie termed a "respectable scrimmage' before a large crowd at the Athletic Field here Friday night. It gave fans a quick look at most of the players who will see action at Emmetsburg against the E- Hawks in the season opener tomorrow (Friday) evening. Christie, beginning his first year at the varsity helm., said Saturday he expected the following boys, to see action against Emmetsburg: Chris Conn, Tom Claude and Brocke Laws, ends; Dave Camp, Tom Jones, Mike Dreyer and Brad Farnham, tackles; Clint Young, Laary Munger, Dennis Miller and Dave Gerber, guards ; Don Hagen and Phil Bode, centers; Roger Barr and Rod Rogert, quarterbacks; Steve Waller, Greg Belts, Rich Black and Larry Taylor, halfbacks; and Bob Farnham and Randy Riedinger, fullbacks. It is possible others may also get into action. Jones, Dreyer, Hagen, Black Riedinger and Barr are juniors and Brad Farnham, Bode, Rogert and Taylor are sophomores and the remainder are seniors. Laws, Gerber, Betts, Dreyer, Barr, Brad Farnham, Bode, Rogert and Taylor are the non- lettermen in the group. The Bulldogs edged Emmetsburg in the opener here a year ago and wound up with a 6-2 season mark. The E-Hawks are always tough and hit hard. According to Christie, they furnish ideal opposition for an opener. They feature a varied offense that saw them work out of a spread-T and I-formation a year ago. They have larger men than a year ago and the Bulldogs will be out-weighed in some positions. Christie also stated Saturday morning that Webster City should be rated the classiest outfit in the North Central Conference, with Hampton seasoned and big, Iowa Falls experienced and Humboldt a possible darkhorse entry. The White team rolled up seven touchdowns against the Reds Friday night, but at times had to work pretty hard for shortyard- age. Several of the late TD's were against the frosh-soph squad, however. Barr and Rogert performed well at quarterback where they are operating for Bill Boldridge who is out with a broken ankle. Barr hit several passes, with Claude looking like the top receiver. Rogert went 50 yards for one TD, Black dashed 30 for a score BALLOONIST Nick Piantanida, 33, succumbed the other day. almost four months after he suffered oxygen starvation while attempting to set a new free fall parachute record in this area. He had been in three hospitals since suffering the injury which eventually cost him his life May 1. He was at 57,000 feet in his balloon over southern Minnesota when his oxygen supply was suddenly cut off. When the emergency occurred, his ground crew, using electronic signals, severed the gondola from the balloon and opened a parachute. He reached the ground near Windom, Minn. 25 minutes later, but was without oxygen for three critical minutes - enough to snuff out his life last week. JOE Louis, when asked why he hadn't been more active in the civil rights movement said, "Some people do it by shouting, some march, some give lots of money, I do it my way - behaving. All ways help." THE first day of kindergarten is a weepy one for many children (and mothers) - but for a little girl in our neighborhood it was far more than that Aug. 29, Her mother took her to school, ushered her to the room Algona High's State Grid Champs Of 1925 and set up another with a long run, Barr went six on a keeper play, Rogert counted on a short dash and Riedinger went eight for another. The punting was adequate although hardly used after the opening moments as the Whites seemed to pick up first down yardage when they needed it on the way to six-pointers. Both clubs whacked each other around pretty good much of the time and the contact pleased coaches who were forced to quit scrimmage sessions Tuesday after a series of injuries sent several players to the sidelines. Most are expected to be ready for Emmetsburg. The first half of the scrimmage Friday saw the squad divided as evenly as possible, then the starting offensive unit operated against an Emmetsburg type defense during the third period before the second offense ran against the fresh-sophs during the final stanza. Waller and Hagen have ankle injuries and Steve Voyles, junior tackle, is on crutches with a leg tissue injury. Boldridge will be out at least a month and it is hope he will return in time to help the club the final half of the season. So, tomorrow night, the locals go at it for real at Emmetsburg, with real, Jive opposition that is expected to give the Bulldogs all they want in the way of battle. The meeting is usually rated a and went home after telling the 5-year-old she would pick her up when the session was over. The children got out early that day and the little girl decided not to wait for mama - a big mistake. She tried to walk lost her way - but was finally rescued without harm. There were some anxious moments, of course - and the gal wasn't too anxious to go to school the next morning. She did, however, and liked it fine. SAW Mayor Lindsay of New- York City on the Tonight Show on TV the other night - and believe me, the big-time politicians had better be on the alert. This fellow is loaded with personality, seems to be real sharp mentally, and we'll bet even a lot of women Democrats would vote for him after getting a look at him. We'll be surprised if the Republican party doesn't draft him in the near future as a presidential choice - maybe in 1968. And, if President Johnson is smart, he won't enter into any political debates on TV or anywhere else with Mr. Lindsay. We think he would stand the president on his head just like JFK did Nixon in 1960. He'll bear watching in the future! - ?BIRTH control - Quit your kidding. toss-up — and there's no reason to figure it any other way this time. Christie's crew will get a chance to find out how effective the young quarterbacks are under fire, how well the halfbacks and fullbacks can run against good tackling and whether or not the ends can snag passes in this.one— which will be followed by seven consecutive loop frays. And the defense will also find out if it can move well enough and tackle crisply enough to make the opposition sit up and take notice during the 1966 season. Paul Seiler Slated As Irish Tackle Notre Dame, Ind. — Paul Seiler, a senior tackle from Algona, Iowa, was one of the 78 candidates who reported to Head Coach Ara Parseghian for the start of fall practice marking the 78th beginning of a Notre Dame grid season. Seiler, 6 s - 4", 235 -pounds, missed earning his monogram with the Irish varisty last year despite seeing 52 minutes of varsity action. During the spring practice session Seiler did an outstanding job as an offensive- tackle and was given the Frank Hering award as the "outstanding offensive lineman." Seiler will be an essential factor in Parseghian's rebuilding of the offensive line for the 1966 football campaign. The Fighting Irish will open their 1966 season at home on Sept. 24th when they host Purdue University. - o - ALGONA GRIDDER ON DRAKE DEFENSE UNIT f. Tom Waller, who played quarterback on Algona high's conference championship grid team here in 1962, is slated to play a defensive halfback spot on Drake University'si966team. He lettered in both his sophomore and junior years playing some at quarterback on offense but mainly on the defensive unit. Drake plays a 10 game schedule, six of them at home, opening against Northwest Missouri State, Sept. 17, in Des Moines. The long road trip pits Drake against the Quantico Marines at Quantico, Va., Nov. 5. Other horns games include Univ. of Southern Illinois, Wichita, Western Kentucky, North Texas State and Univ. of South Dakota. Black, Miller Injuries Add To AHS Woes Two more Algona High School varsity football players sustained injuries in practice sessions during the weekend, further weakening the squad, which has been hampered by a variety of ailments since workouts began in August. Rich Black sustained a frac- BACK IN 1925, the team pictured above was the scourge of Iowa high school football. We present the state championship 1925 Algona High School football squad. The in ythical state champs went undefeated in eight games, and had two all-state high school football selections, Lloyd Bohannon awl Denny Meyers. Bohannon is in business in Algona, and Meyers is now dead but went on to football stardom it Iowa and coaching prominence at Boston College. The team pictured is, first row, left to right - Hugh Black, George Lichter, Wade Coon, Paul Trauger, Mel Peterson, Ken Stephenson, Art Nordstrom, Eugene Stephenson and Paul Coan. Second row — Coach Chick Sutherland, Paul Hutchins, Howard Sanke, George Miller, Jim Africa, Wayne Keith, Sid Clark, Wallace Evans, Maynard Stephenson, Paul Geilenfeld and School Supt. J. F. Overmeyer. Third row - Harold Speraw, Richard Vaughn, Julius Wlnkel, Dennis Meyers, Lloyd Boliannon, Ken Dooley, Happy Johnson, Eddie Van Trees, Don Trauger, Bernard Tierney and Coach Bill Smith. In 1926, Paul Trauger was nam ed as an all-state halfback, and in 1928 Paul Geilenfeld was named as an all-state guard. While some of the squad members are dead and some have moved to other parts of the country, there are still som e that present-day residents of this area will readily recognize as their neighbors. That Loose Ball! tured wrist Monday afternoon and Dennis Miller further aggravated an ankle injury during the same scrimmage. Black, a junior halfback, had been counted on to supply needed speed to the Bulldog attack during the season which opens Friday at Emmetsburg, while Miller, a senior guard, had been slated to play both offense and defense for Coach Keith Christie's club. Bill Boldridge, who had been expected to handle the quarterbacking chores for the locals, sustained a cracked ankle earlier. Titonka prepares to defend title under new coach TITO.NKA The Tiionk* In dians h:i\i: ox I'l-fJulHri hack i'niivi UM sear's Siaip l.ino (1 'in- Icn.'iicc '•<i-'-!);impii>n !r;nn ^i)i) 10 lettermen in all working under new coach Charles Sass. Sass. aide at Manilla four years before coming to Titonka, thinks the backficld will be adequate hut the line is inexperienced. He has some good freshmen who may fill in this season. I.eiicrmen hack from lasl year's 8-1 team are quarterback Uaryl Giesking. fullback Russ Slppor. halfbacks Charlie Trunk- hill and Mike Schmidt, ends Greg Michaelsen, Kevin Heyer and Elrion Rike. tackle Roger Wubben. guard Sieve Cosgrove and center Mike Pearson. Sept. 9—Boone Valley, there. Sept. 16—Thompson, here. Sept. 23—Sentral, there. Sept. 30—Burt, here. Oct. 7—Nora Springs, there. Oct. 14—Lincoln-Central, here. Oct. 21--Swea City, there. Oct. 28 -Armstrong, here. Nov. 2-Wod.m-Crystal Lake, there. Algona High School's football squad has been getting plenty of hard work since pads were put on for the first time this season. Activities have ranged from drills aimed at physical fitness to head-kr.auki.™ scrimmages that produce the aches and pains which are all part of the game. One aspect which has not been overlooked by Coach Keith Christie, at the right above, is recovery of fumbles. Every member of the varsity squad takes part in a drill aimed at get- ting acquainted with, the football as it rolls along the terrain. Operating in groups of seven, Christie puts his corps through a preliminary set of moves, left to right, and repeated time and again to create maneuverability, then the coach flips the ball in front of him which the players fight for. Some of the scraps are pretty good - and it is hoped all will be better able to pounce on the pigskin for possession later on when it really counts. (UDM Newsfoto). Garrigan Host Friday Night To Esiherville Garrigan's Golden Bears held an intrasquad scrimmage, the Blues vs. the Whites, Sunday night for the benefit of fans who will see their favorite open the season here aginst the Estherville Midgets tomorrow (Friday) night, and learned Coach Beanie Cooler's outfit seems to be plenty explosive. The scrlmtmge, partially game type and a portion not, also gave proof to Cooper's earlier statement that at this moment, "we have 11-12 boys who are above the rest of the group, but we expect others to come along— the boys who are sophomores and juniors." Quarterback Bill Reding, who was idled most of last season with a broken thumb, hit practically every pass he tossed, including two or three for touchdowns, and gave notice he will be one of the top flippers in the area. The running of Tom Black, Jack Muller and Gene Lickteig also pleased the coaching staff. Coacli Cooper said this week that seniors Jack Dahlhauser, Mike Crotty, Mark Goetz, Steve Kollasch, Lickteig, Dick Muller, Reding, Dob Schmitt and Jim Youngwirth; juniors Ron Bierl, Dave McCarthy, Jack Muller, Kevin O'Brien, Jerry Rathe and Dill Rickter; and sophomores Jim Boudewyns ami Black will see most of the action against Estherville. There are others who might also get into the fray. The Midgets copped the Lakes Conference title last season after the Bears tied them 13-13 in the season opener. They are again a good solid team and feature the running exploits of big Roger Guge, one of the top halfbacks in the state. The Midgets also block and tackle well and the Bears have never beaten them. Cooper also said this week that if his club can stay healthy they "will be tough all season." A short pass from Reding to Black that covered 48 yards as the latter turned in a nifty run for a TD, set the pace for the scrimmage Sunday night. From then on, it was apparent the varsity offensive 11 had too many guns for the reserves-anditwas strictly no contest. No one attempted to keep score because the counters came too fast, with all the backs getting in on the fun. Up front, the blocking by the Blues was very adequate - and should be good enough (if as sharp as that night) to give a lot of clubs a rough time this fall. Black scored several times and Lickteig captured a couple of scoring tosses, while Jack Muller's belts into the line were very impressive. He m;iy be the best young fullback in the area. He hits hard and seems to stay on his feet long enough to get plenty of yardage each time he carries. Reding proved he still has ability with his toe as he kicked extra points twice in three tries. Cooper also stated earlier that he and his assistants were pleasantly content with drills to date and that things were going good in the Bear camp. And the mental attitude of the squad has been fine — another very important factor in winning games. The Bears, however, must escape the injury bug if they are to be impressive. There's size enough-andappar- ently speed enough - to get the job done this fall, but a couple of key injuries can throw the picture out of focus in a hurry. Kick-off time for the Estherville-Garrigan game is 8 p. m. Friday. The Bears will feature eight lettermen - Crotty, Lickteig, Dick Miller, Reding, Schmitt and Youngwirth, seniors; and McCarthy and Jack Muller, juniors. Most Garrigan fans expect to see a lot of throwing by Reding to a battery of receivers that could result in plenty of scoring by the locals this season.

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