The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 31, 1967 · Page 26
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 31, 1967
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Poise Gives Bulldogs Easy Victory Over Highly-Rate Estherville 75-58 Tlfonka Rjtes Tuesday, Jan. 31, 1967 Algona, (la.) Upper DM Moines-13 "Stout Hearted Men" could have been approved as the new school song for Algona High (almost without opposition) following the Bulldogs' easier-than- expected 75-58 victory over Estherville's Midgets there Saturday night. You had to see the first half to believe it I With seven opponents (Including two in striped shirts) on the floor through the entire 16 minutes, only terrific shooting, thievery and rebounding allowed the locals to grab a lead and hold it. It got so bad at one point that Coach Stephenson picked up his second technical foul of the season. He was whistled when he got off the bench to "discuss" a call with an official. The fact that Coach George Hess of the Midgets had been up and down for similar discussions (and not called) didn't halt the call against Howie. The technical didn't matter, anyway, because the Bulldogs were up for this one after a narrow squeak past Hampton the night before — so they went on to their seventh straight win and 14th in 15 outings this season. And a couple of intentional fouls by the Midgets in the second stanza seemed to follow the pattern. Algona played one of its greatest games of the year to win. BUI Boldridge, Greg Betts, Craig Espe and Tom Claude got hot right off the bat and paced the locals to a 19-13 lead in the first period, with Boldridge and Brocke Laws handling the rebounding and Espe and Claude the steals. Claude arched in three longies and Laws came up with three fielders during the hotly-contested second stanza as the lead went to 34-25 at the half. Before the eruption of a string of fouls, however, the Bulldogs held a 33-16 bulge and had the Midgets and Hess in a tizzie. Algona couldn't rest much at the intermission, because Boldridge, Laws and Betts each were handcuffed with three fouls, Espe a pair and Claude, Rog Meyer and Tom Jones one each. The Bulldogs held the lead in fouls, 14-3, and field goals, 16-8, at halftime. The motto for the second half seemed to be "damn the torpedoes-full spead ahead." Play was m?re deliberate on the part oftheNorthCentralCon- ference leaders in the second half — and the foul situation almost reversed, so the final 16 minutes found Algona playing only five opponents. The Midgets, trailing all the way, were forced into ridiculous fouls and the Algona club slammed in a batch of free throws to ice the decision. Claude, Betts and Espe counted 19 points among them as the Bulldogs zoomed to a 56-40 bulge at the three-quarter mark —and the large crowd of fans from AJgona knew the decision was sacked. It got to 66-42 and 73-52 during the final period and when the reserves flooded the floor, the standing ovation i given each of the starters couldn't 'have been better earned. Estherville lost the foul battle, 17-8, and won the field goal struggle, 14-10, in the last half- maJdng the final statistics look a bit more like they should. There were at least five stars in this one for the Bulldogs. Claude, season leader, topped the scoring with 24 points, with Espe and Betts getting 14 each, Laws 12 and Boldridge eight. The panther-quick defensive moves of Espe and Claude led a defense that wound up with a 17-6 bulge in steals, witti Espe, NORTH CENTRAL CONFERENCE W L ALGONA 11 0 Clear Lake 8 3 Hampton 7 5 Clarion 5 5 Webster City 5 7 Eagle Grove 3 7 Humboldt 3 7 Iowa Falls 1 9 getting seven, Claude four and Laws three, while Boldridge had his best night under the boards as he gobbled up 12 rebounds. Laws did another good Job in the thick of it, getting 11 rebounds and Betts nabbed seven of his eight in the final half. Box score : ALGONA (75) Boldridge Laws Betts Espe Claude Meyer Jones Farnham Black Wildin ESTHERVILLE Bezdicek Ross Guge Lee Loos Aasby Hood Fitzgibbons Vaubel Nitz FG 4 3 7 5 7 0 0 0 0 0 26 (58) FG 4 3 6 3 0 1 0 2 3 0 22 FT F 0-1 4 6-9 5 0-0 4 4-5 3 10-13 3 1-2 1 0-2 2 2-2 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 23-34 22 FT F 3-6 0 3-4 3 4-8 2 0-1 5 0-1 0 2-2 2 2-2 5 0-1 2 0-1 0 0-0 1 14-26 20 With coaches Stephenson and Bill Simpson taking over for Keith Christie who was ill, AJ- gona's Junior Varsity picked up a 50-47 victory in the opener as Rod Rogert and Mike Betts pitched in 10 points apiece and Craig Taylor nine. The win gave the JV a 12-2 record. The varsity can clinch the loop title with a win over Clear Lake here this Friday. The Bulldogs downed the Lions, 8054, there Dec. 16. A loss to the Lions would rmke it necessary for the locals to win one of their two final loop frays for the championship. LuVerne Boys Win 10th Game, Girls Lose LuVerne and Corwith-Wesley shared a pair of basketball verdicts at LuVerne Wednesday night, the visitors taking the girls' contest, 57-39, while the home boys ran their season rm.rk to 10-5 with a 69-60 victory in the finale. Lavon Studer led Corwith- Wesley to the win in the opener as she counted 33 points. Michele Coyle got 20 and Linda Wllhelnv 16 for the Lions. LuVerne had three men in double figures on their way to the victory in the second contest. Doug Nelson canned 24 points, while Roger Hanson notched 2G[ and Duane Will 10. Allen De- Waard got 27 and Mike Anderson 17 for the losers. The games were postponed from an earlier date. Named, With Honors Two more Kossuth county students have been named for enrollment "With Honors" for next fall at State University of Iowa, Ames. They are Daryl Trauger of LuVerne, and Larry D. Aalphs of Wesley, .* - <£ ~ .> v v Claude's 31 Points Give Bulldogs Win For a long time Friday night, it seemed the number 13 was going to hex Algona's Bulldogs into their first North Central Conference loss of the season but the locals had just enough potency to eke out a. 66-64 win over a big H;impton club before another full house here. So, Coach Howie Stephenson's club wound up with its 13th win in 14 tries and ran the loop record to 11-0 - with three games remaining. The win was also sixth in a row for the locals. As it turned out, the game might have been disastrous if Tom Claude had not been in action. Claude, who with Craig Espe has been leading the Bulldogs in scoring all yea/r, hammered in 31 points ( a career high ) from all angles, and his scoring provided the punch needed for the win. Hampton beat Algona to death under the boards, coming up with 47 rebounds to only 23 for the locals, but the visitors had a tendency to miss rebound shots, a factor that had a lot to do with the final outcome. The visitors had little trouble taking a 15-10 lead at the end of the first period - and only an exciting ( and rapid) rally by the Bulldogs late in the second stanza allowed Algona to close the gap to 30-29 at halftime. Box score: Algona (66) Boldridge Laws Betts Espe Claude Jones Meyer FG FT 0 1-4 1 2-2 5 1-3 3 5-5 11 9-9 0 4-5 0 4-7 20 26-35 F 2 2 4 2 0 0 3 13 Algona's Sophomores, under Coach Bill Simpson, chalked up a 74-67 victory over Eunpton's Junior Varsity in the curtain- raiser as Rod Rogert got 25 points, Mike Betts 15 and Steve Chrischilles 12. Wm. Welhousen William Welhousen, 85, died at his home at Titonka last Wednesday. He was a retired farmer and had taught school as a young man. Funeral services were held Saturday at 1:30 p. m. at Good Hope Lutheran church with Rev. Paul Hansen officiating. Burial was in Buffalo Twp. cemetery. Blake Funeral Home was in charge. Surviving are his wife, five daughters, Mrs. Carl (Jeanette) Krause, Titonka; M"s. Ben (Ella) Eden, Wesley; Mrs. Raymond (Anna) Schutjer, Wesley; Mrs. Everett (Gertrude) Sleper, Titonka; Mrs. Harold (Delores) Bode, Algona; a son, Herman, Titonka; a nephew, John Boehm, Clear Lake, whom they reared from infancy; 17 grandchildren, and 12 great grand-children. A son, Wilbur, two brothers and three sisters preceded him in death. Pallbearers were all grandsons. Mr. Welhousen was born Sept. 1, 1881, at Brandon, Wise., the son of John and Gertrude Duntman Welhousen. Ha came to Titonka at the age of seven years with his parents and lived the rest of his life in the area. He taught school at the old Center School in German twp. in the early 1900*3. He was married to Teda Tjarks on Feb. 27, 1907 at home and they farmed in German twp. until they moved to their home in Titonka a numl)er of years ago. Dorefla Plumb Funeral Held Funeral services for Mrs. Fred Plumb, 72, lifelong resident of the Algona area, were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Good Hope Methodist church, with Rev. Merlin Davies officiating. Burial was at Riverview cemetery here, with McCullough's Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were James Dodds, Ed Hackbarth, A. J. Dittmer, James Knoll, Murlin Walker and Fred Geigel. Mrs. Plumb died early Thursday morning at St. Ann hospital here where she had been taken about a week earlier after sustaining burns while cooking in their home on Potter's Hill southwest of Algona. She was reportedly baking beans and in some manner fell into the front of the oven and the stove apparently fell on her. Doretta Marie Mitchell, daugh- ther of David and Nellie Thtele Mitchell, was born Jan. 20, 1895 here. She married Fred Plumb at Algona March 18,1920 and was a teacher in rural schools near here for several years. Mrs. Plumb was a member of the VFW Auxiliary, was a VFW Gold Star Mother, member of the local Garden C}ub, Union township Mother-Daughter Club and Kossuth Historical Society. She is survived by her husband; three daughters, Mrs. Margaret Miller, Fairmont, Winifred (Mrs. Gilbert Hanzlicek), Great Bend, Kans., and Patricia (Mrs. Charles Anderson), Sumner; a son, Walter, Pomona, Cal.; a brother, Lloyd Mitchell, Cedar Rapids, a sister, Doris (Mrs. M. T. Reeves) Brainerd, Minn.; and 10 grandchildren. A son, Oliver, died in service during World War n and a sister, Laura, also preceded .ier in death, Hold Graveside Rites Here For Hilbert Baby James Norbert Hilbert, two- day old infant son of Mr. and Mrs. David Hilbert, Algona, died at University Hospitals, Iowa City, Thursday. He was born Tuesday at St. Ann Hospital. Graveside rites for the infant were held Saturday afternoon at Calvary cemetery here, with Msgr. P. P. Gearen officiating. Hmilton Funeral Home, Algona, was in charge of arrangements. Besides the parents, survivors include a brother, Jerome; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Mertz, Algona, and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Hilbert, Wesley. Mrs. David Hilbert is the former Kathleen Mertz. Some prospects are misers; they let the rest of the world go buy. It's bad enough to be a quitter. But it's worse to finish something you never should have started. WILTGEN'S STARTS THURSDAY WATCH FOR DETAILS IN THURSDAY'S UPPER DES MOINES WILTGEM JEWELERS 110 E. STATE ALGONA

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