Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on March 8, 1965 · Page 1
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Algona shows sales gain for 3rd quarter Algona showed another sales gain in retail sales tax reports for the third quarter of 1964 In figures revealed last week. Total Algona retail sales for the period were $4,024,502 compared to $3,977,389 for a similar period in 1963. Sales in Kossuth county as a whole, including 582 businesses, showed a gain from $6,933,534 in 1963 to $7,023,125 in 1964. Area towns including Emmets* burg, and Humboldt showed a drop in a similar period with Humboldt's drop being over $250,000 during the quarter. Livermore and LuVerne also showed drops of $16,000 and $3,000 respectively. Following are the tax figures for the following towns. To get total sales, multiply figures by 50: Town Sale* Tax Algona $80,481.03 Bancroft ^__ 8,477.75 Burt 4,374.36 Livermore 3,338.02 LuVerne 2,859.10 Swea City 9,434.30 Titonka 6,115.74 Wesley L 6,009.36 Whittemore 5,670.77 Towns Pop. under 500 $12,812.17 Rural 4,005.07 Non Permit 222.84 TOTAL $140,462.49 LuVerne school bus into ditch, no injuries LuVerne — A 66-passenger LuVerne school bus, returning to the school alter delivering children to their homes Thursday, skidded on ice and went down a 10-ioot dredge ditch. No one was injured. Supt. L. b. Shelton said the accident happened on a county gravel roao about three miles north and one mile west of Lu- Verne. The bus was not damaged and the driver, Don Carroll, escaped injury when the bus was whipped around by a high wind on the ice. Getting the large bus back on the roaa proved to be quite a task and took some time, ochultz brothers Garage of Algona sent out a wrecKer, but a county maintainer and plow had to be used also. , Algonans get awards in speech contest Members of the Algona high school chapter of Future Farmers of American received two gold, a sliver, and a bronze a- waru at, tne area speech contest at Thompson February 27. "fhi Advance hi* th* largest piid cifculation of any Kossuth County newspaper — BY PAR I" State Historical Society Iowa City, Iowa Alaona K of tilth Co Ehfeted as second closs matter, Dec, 1, 1908. ot Algona, Iowa, postofficc under Act of Conaross Match 8. 1879 VOL, 65—NO. II MONDAY, MARCH 8, 1965 — ALGONA, IOWA — 8 PAGES IN 1 SECTION Algona 49 Garrigan 40 "We won 55 and that's all I can sav"--Howie Sanuy ScnencK, in extemporaneous speaking, and Dean Teeter, reciting the freshman creed, each received gold awards. David Gerber, Tom Kain, David Ruhnke, Merlyn Metzger and Gerald Camp were on the parliamentary procedure team which received the silver award. Matt Clark won a bronze award in public speaking. George Se- int is tne aaviser to the FFA chapter. Rock Island engine is derailed Swea City — An engine and snow plow from Estherville was derailed west of Swea City on Thursday when the engine hit ice on the track, causing the front wheels to leave the track. A truck from Estherville was called out and section hands helped. The train continued about IVz miles further west when it was again derailed. Lynn Pulver, Swea City depot agent, reported a second engine was sent from Estherville. Kossnlh Democratic Committee to meet Kossuth Democratic Chairman Joe Straub announces a meet ng of the Central Committee at the Algona hotel Tuesday, March 9 at 8 p.m. Purpose* of he meeting will be tjv discuss >lans for 1965 and to begyi mak- ng preparations for 1966. Al^ committeemen and committeewomen are expected to attenty. 3ther interested parties a're »eTfc come. Refreshments Will be served. A testimonial dinner for state chairman Lex Hawkins will be held in the Savery Hotel March 13. Rush RH baby to hospital by patrolman An 18-hour old baby was rushed to Park hospital in Mason City Friday. The infant, a 6 Ib. 9% oz. girl, was born Thursday at St. Ann and has the RH blooo factor problem. She is the daugh er of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Arn dorfer, Corwith. Because highway 18 was par tially closed and road conditions were so bad a highway patrol man from Garner was radioed to meet the car carrying the baby. j By Julian Chrischilles "We won it — that's about all 1 can say." This was Coach Howie . Stephenson's post game comment as he sipped a cup of coffee and shook his head with disbe- ief. Seldom do you see a winning team's game plan work so poorly and the loser's so well ;e know they'd, press us all over' but'*! thought we could the.ball in, better- than we Where's the ball? Mrs. Walter Lichter, aunt of the child; started toward'Mason'City:: They were met at Wesley by Patrolman 270 and made the rest of the trip with him. Nothing further has been reported on the child who is under observation; so it is not known whether a complete change of blood will be made. Car hits truck in ditch. Burt did," Stephenson said. "We had some openings but the boys just seemed afraid to try the passUo the 'breaking man." Who looHed good? "Walker, I'd say," he added. "He didn't play long but he played wel tvhen he was in there." Garri coaches later agreed that vValker did a good job., Stephenson felt the long lay sff, playing cat and mouse with the weatherman, had something to do with the ragged play o joth teams. "It's hard to get kids up for a game when it is jancelled a few hours before game time twice." THE BEAR locker room and coaches' quarters were quiet. The players, with only a couple of seniors on the squad, adopted the "wait until next year" attitude. With good reason too. They'll have lots of talent coming back. They were disappointed, of course, but without showing complacency, they felt- they'd had • good year and have reversed a losing basketball trend. Coach Steve McCall, who did a magnificent job in his first year at the helm of the Bears (they ended 10-12J, was silent. Vou could tell he was trying to figure out just how his club could hit only 13 of 68 field goal attempts and some of them were close-in tries too. A car and truck were damaged Saturday noon in an accident one-quarter mile west of Burt. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst was called to investigate. A Colonial Baking Co. truck, of Fort Dodge and driven by Dennis Lee, slid into the ditch and shortly after, a car driven by Duane Gebkcn Burt and owned by Mrs Irene Lauritson, also of Burt, got into the ruts of the truck and slid into the ditch, hitting the truck from behind. There was $100 damage to the car and about $30 or $40 damage to the bread truck, Al zeroes in Bulldogs move into sub-state at Spencer Algona high school evened the "city series" it two games each and advanced into sub-state action with a somewhat tarnished 49-40 victory over Garrigan high school in the Bear gym Saturday night in the most postponed game in cage history here. The Bulldogs now will take on Storm Lake, 70-63 winner over Sac City in the district finals at Odebolt Saturday night. The game will be a first round sub-state game at Spencer Tuesday night at 7:30. The winner comes back to the Garrigan gym for a sub-state final battle with Clear Lake. It was the first time in the four meetings between the crosstown rivals that a less-than-capacity crowd viewed the proceed! ngs.- ACTION predominated in Saturday night's meeting between Algona high school and Garrigan and this shot by Advance photographer Mike Stillman shows lots of it but the ball is not in sight. Dale Teeter, white 50, and Bill Reding with arm in front of his face, appear to be going at it but actually they are inning after the ball. Also shown ia Dick Mullor black 15, and Don Potthoff in back of Teeter. ' There were still plenty of bleacher seats but folks came early anyway, anticipating a sellout. The Bulldogs took the lead to stay midway in the second period on one of Steve Hardy's patented swishers from 30 feet out. The count was 17-15 at that point and the Bears'never again nad the luxury of an even count, 'hey got within two a couple of lines in the final quarter but 0 closer. Algona won the game on just 1 field goals, a record in it- elf. But the pressing Bears ommitted 24. fouls and Algona onverted 27 of their 36 charity nances for a slick 75 per cent verage and that was the game. outshot from the At Piiili goes up for 3 shot during the game Saturday night wMte No. 55 Poa Pptthpff gn4 Joe Ringsdorf defend. ' Mike Was this the poorest the Bears had shot all season? "No," McCall sa'id almost with a chuckle, "we hit something like 17 per cent against Bancroft." McCall had kind words of praise for his sophomore Dick Muller. "He did a fine job on offense but he hurts us defensively at times. That's our trouble — some of these kids play good defense but can't score. Others can score but aren't as good on defense." "Our game plan worked out perfectly," McCall said. Defen sively, that is. He couldn't have believed, even in a nightmare, that his club could shoot so poorly. They did and they lost —that was the difference. * * * Algona, now 12-9 for the tea son with a four-game win streak behind it, will meet Storm Lake at Spencer Tuesday night and here'll be no trouble on seats jr tickets. The Spencer field louse holds about 5,000 persons nd few Spencer fans are expected to attend. "Only a cou- >le of hundred show up for Spencer games," one wag re- narked. Special pep club buses will ake Algona high school students to the game. The Bulldogs are now just two games torn a return trip to the state tournament but it is difficult to conceive that they can do the mpossible again. Still, if they win Tuesday, they'll return to :he friendly confines of the Bear gym for a return meeting with Clear Lake. the Lions hold two decisions over Algona (71-58 and 88-72) and you know that third game hex. But the hurdles will be big and the odds all against them * * * §term foe, has 16 wins and four losses for the season. Defeats were a the hands of Estherville 5448 Cherokee 72-67, Sioux City Cen tral 68-59 and LeMars 55-52 The Storm Lake club was co champions of the Likes Confer ence with Cherokee and aver aged 70 points on offense Banded duck at Swea City f rom Tennesee Swea City —• Word was received this week in regard to a banded duck shot at Iowa lake last November by Mervin Johnson rural Swea City. According to information from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service the mallard was banded near Kingston, Tenn., Dec. 12, 1963, by the Tennessee Fish and PLAY-BY-PLAY ALGONA GARRIGAN 0- 2 Bradley, long Potthoff, ft. 0- 3 Hardy, ft, 1-3 Espe. long 3- 3 Espe, ft. 4- 3 4- 5 Potthoff, jump 4- 6 Potthoff, ft. Merryman, side 6- 6 Hardy, ft. 7- 6 r- . . 7- 7 Reding, ft. Teeter, short 9- 7 9- 9 Becker, jump SECOND QUARTER Hardy, long 11-9 Merryman, ft. (2) 13- 9 13-11 Ringsdorf, reb. 13-13 Bradley, jump Game Commission. Information indicate that with band the dates recoveries Walker, 'layup Hardy, long 15-13 15-15 17-15 Merryman, ft. (2) 19-15 Teeter, ft. Walker, reb. Teeter, ft. Teeter, ft. Teeter, ft. Merryman, ft. Teeter, drive Teeter, ft. (2) Hardy, ft. Teeter, drive Becker, ft. (2) Bleich, ft. Priebe, ft. (2) Teeter, ft. (2) Teeter, ft. (2) Teeter, ft. (2) Espe, ft. (2) Claude, ft. (2) Walker, sleeper Walker, sleeper 19-16 20-16 20-17 Becker, ft. 20-19 Bradley, side 22-19 THIRD QUARTER 23-19 24-19 25-19 26-19 26-21 Becker, reb. 26-22 Muller, ft. 28-22 30-22 31-22 31-24 Muller, ft. (2) 33-24 33-26 Muller, side 33-27 Reding, ft. 35-27 35-29 Reding, side 35-31 Bleich, reb. FOURTH QUARTER 35-33 Muller, long 37-33 37-35 Reding, layup 39-35 39-37 Potthoff, short 41-37 41-38 Muller, ft. 43-38 45-38 47-38 47-40 Potthoff, ft. (2) 49-40 Hii east and west were blocked For the third time in three weeks, weather closed in on Kossuth county last weekend and another blizzard, smaller than that of Monday and Tuesday, struck Things were here back Thursday, to normal T. R. Girls to State \ The Twin Rivers high school \ girls will leave Tuesday morn- iing between 7 and 7:30 a.m. for DCS Moines and their fourth again Saturday, however. Schools closed Friday in most towns in the county. Roads were blocked Thursday night as drifts eight and ten-feet high coverec parts of highway 18 east and west of Algona. Two semi-trucks, which jack knifed west of the junction oi highways 169 and 18, blocked traffic for many hours Thursday and Friday along highway 18 The first truck slid into the ditch with just a part of it on the highway. Snow swirled around the machine and huge drifts started forming. Early Friday, another truck jack-knifed near the same spot Snow fall was officially regis tered at SVa" Thursday, making a total of 16 for the week. Services for Floyd Turner this Monday Floyd Milton Turner, 73, died Thursday at St. Ann hospital. •-> um p provide valuable information on migration routes, mortality, and other subjects important in the conservation of migratory birds. Facts about the behavior and life of over 800 kinds of North American birds are being learned. Many of these migrate as far as South. America. Other distant points where bands have been recovered are Silberia, Japan, Africa, Portugal, England, New Zealand and several Pacific Islands. A pintail banded in Canada was taken in England 18 days later. Algona girl named queen sports show Kathy Steele will reign as ! appearance in the state girls high Miss Exposition over the annual . school basketball tournament. Siouxland Exposition and Sports j The Pirates have made the Show March 11-14 in Sioux City , state meet the last three years m Municipal Auditorium. She I- 1963-64-65 — and were also was chosen from among a group a contestant m J958. Iheyve ^ of four finalists. They were I yet to get past the first round • Nl Coughcnour officiating. «/ a lour-poml breach but Joe -,,,*« n * ™ Kooio ~r i™i, c no,-.'and they'll run up against a , Bu) . ial will ^ in i>j v orvii:w com- Kmgsdorl got Ins lone Held goal clury with McCulloii{.'irs in tur lhe m P M and Bradley knot- "harKe led ll again ' " He-was born April 23. 1891. Shortly _after, Hardy put the in Alijona son of Geor"c C' and Bulldogs in front for good al- Marlha Miller Turner. 0 In Au- though D * v * Walker's rebound ust 1913, he married Grace V. Dodds. Besides his wife he is survived by three daughters: Marjorie Apple, Des Moines; Pauline. Mrs Cornie De Kruii, Sheldon; Ruby, Mrs Frank Walton, Des Moines. There are five grandchildren. Pallbearers are nephews: William Dodds, James Dodds, Gary Dodds, William Morgan, Stanley ?hey- were ield, 13-11. Garrigan did well at the free hrow line too, hitting 14 of 20 for 70 per ''cerjt but they .just didn't get enough chances. THIS WAS a defensive game and that's the nicest thing you could say about it. Garrigan, a good defensive team at times all season, just hung up the Bui- dogs and never did let them out of the sack. Dale Teeter, the 21-point scorer for the Bulldogs and a gent very few teams have bottled up, was covered like a glove but he ended with 18 anyway on 12 of 13 free throw conversions. This was the difference — without his accuracy Algona would never have had a prayer. And they wouldn't have had any more chance either had Garrigan hit any kind of a percentage from the field. The Bears, getting many more good shots than the Bulldogs, tound the mark just 13 times in 68 tries for a meager 18 per cent. You just can't shoot much cooler and still be firing from inside the boundary lines. On the Bulldog side of the ledger, they just didn't shoot. They'd have liked to more but there wasn't much daylight between any Bulldog and the basket all night. Algona shot just 38 times and connected for 11. They shot 30 per cent both halves. But those big, big free throws. GARRIGAN got its biggest lead from the start on Jerry Bradlcy's jumper from 20 feet and Don Potthpff's free throw. Sophomore Craig Espe abolished llus cushion with a three-pointer but Potthoff got it back on a half's first field goal on a rebound with 4:10 left in the third period. Teeter hit the first Algona goal with 3:55 left on a drive shot arid cashed in two more charity tosses followed by a Hardy point and it was 31-22. This was Algona's biggest lead of the night and Teeter got another drive shot to. make it 3324. Then only two free throws by Al Priebe broke up nine straight Garrigan points and the quarter ended 35-31. Sophomore Dick Muller, a shining offensive light for the Bears with eight points and part of scoring honors, got four of' the points and another soph, Bill Reding, got three others. r "^ • MULLER rang the bell on a long one to cut the margin to two points at the start of the final period;: and-then- Teeter three times hit two for two from the gift line to keep Algona in front. '' Ringsdorf'left the scene with five fouls with 5:14 left in the game and 15 seconds later Dick Bleich departed. These were crippling blows to Garrigan hopes. Al Priebe fouled out with 2:33 left in the game but Algona was in front by five at this point and sophomore Tom Claude iced the win with two free throws to make it 45-38. Walker got behind the defense for two easy layups in the final seconds to make the win look easier than it was. Teeter ended far and above high scorer with 18. Walker was on the scene less than half the game but got eight while Steve Hardy and Dan Merryman each hit seven, Muller and Potthoff got eight each for the Bears while Becker had seven and Reding six. THE GAME was dominated by the pressing defenses of both clubs but Garrigan's was by far the most effective . The Bears two-timed the ball the entire court and forced Algona into multiple turnovers. The Bulldogs in turn played a good defensive game also. They forced the Bears to make a few mistakes with a zone press and their zone defense was effective. But their best weapon was Garrigan's own inability to hit from the field. and free throw. He was a long time painter in [his area. The teams went to the end of the quarter squared at 9-S) Funeral services are this Mori- when Becker hit a jump shut day at 1:30 p.m. at the First "<->ar Uie end. MethodM church with Rev. Hardy and Merryman opened 'MUMVWt *•"••',/ *' . ,, j JW «6v« „., basis of looks, per-' and they. sonality, and ready answers to •°"£" ic10 . ei l difficult questions. She receiv- "'""* '" ed a $50 gift certificate. Kathy is a 1964 graduate of Algona high school and enrolled in NET college where she will graduate as a professional secretary in September. gave up 59 points on defense. Storm Lake's loss to Estherville, a team Argons defeated late in the season at Estherville, gives the Bulldogs some cause for hope. Likewise, in the second game with Ernmetsburg Storm Lake won by just points. 12 Moines in the first round Wednesday night at 8:30 p.m. The team, including 12 players, two managers, Mrs. Derald Swisher and two coaches, will leave by bus Tuesday morning. The team will stay again at the Hotel Savery and in fact will be on the same floor as they were a year ago. The Pirates will share a practice session with West Liberty beginning about 10 a.m. Tuesday. This will also be the fourth trip to the state for Coach Swisher, who took his Boxholm sextet to Des Moines in 1960 before taking over at Twin Rivers. Uluckey, and Roger Palmer. in the closing minute was ed for a 22-19 halftime bulge. Up to this point, Teeter had just three points and not more than two or three shots from the field. Then the big guy began picking up free throws. He got three straight to open the second half and Dan Merryman got a fourth for a 26-19 lead. Chuck Becker got the second The Bears arc not a good ihooting team but they aren't normally as chilly as they were on this night. They got some ;ood shots but just didn't take advantage of them. GARRIGAN (40) fg Becker __ 2 Ringsdorf _.____! Potthoff 2 Bleich 1 Bradley 3 Muller 2 smith 0 Reding 2 Youngwirth 0 TOTALS 13 ALGONA (49) fg Merryman 1 Teeter 3 Priebe 0 Espe 1 Hardy . .. _ 2 Claude 0 Walker 4 TOTALS 11 ft 3-5 0-0 4-4 1-2 0-0 4-5 0-1 2-2 0-1 2 14-20 24 pf 3 5 4 5 1 1 2 1 ft 5-6 12-13 2-3 3-5 3-6 2-3 0-0 3 1 5 3 3 3 0 27-36 19

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