The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 15, 1934 · Page 7
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 7

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, November 15, 1934
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The Algona Upper Des Moines, Algona, Iowa, November 15, 1934 SPORTING NEWS ofttt& D/%Y Algona, Eagle Grove Meet Here Friday For Loop Football Title BULLDOGS BEAT HUMBOLDT, 19-0, IN BIG VICTORY Medin Runs Punt Back 55 Yards for Spectacular Score Led by the brilliant work of "Firjo" Medin, lightweight quarterback, and the able assistance of the year's best blocking, plus a fast charging line, the Algona high Bulldogs smothered Humboldt on the local field under lights, Friday evening of last week, and will enter their final game of the season IKW this coming Friday against Eagle Grove, with the championship of the North stake. Eagle Grove, Central Six conference at in n tight game with Clarion, emerged victorious, 9 to 6, last Friday afternoon. Algona defeated Clarion two weeks ago, 16 to 13. Coach Ken Mercer scouted Eagle Grove Friday afternoon. A Brilliant Ron The most brilliant run seen in any high school circles for a long time by this writer was contributed by Medin in the third quarter. Humboldt had Just been put hi a hole when a quick kick by Algona caught the visitors flatfooted, anl they were forced to punt from deep in th-sir own territory. The kick was a nice one, and Medin caught It on about his own 45 yard line. Two Humboldt tacklers charged in, but Algona blockers took them out of play. and Medin started down the center of tto? field toward the Humboldt goal. He slipped by two grasping hands, and two m'ore. His mates aided him, but It was up to him to get by at least a half dozen charging Humboldt men alone, and he did that little thing, with the use of a lightning burst of speed, and college-calibre sidestepping. Coming out of the mass of players on about the Humboldt 30 yard line, he sprinted over the goal and planted the ball squarely In front of the goal posts. A •bout of aproval went up from the stands, and Medin earned every speck •f it. nnmboldt Team Sizeable Humboldt presented a sizeable team, well balanced in weight from end to end, but the visitors lacked a drive and punch that AJgona's lighter team supplied. Humboldt kicked off to Algona In the •nt quarter, and on the first play the locals punctured the Humboldt line for eight yards on a spinner. The stands had their first chance to cheer when Bruns tossed a forward pass to Medin who scooted along the side of the Held to the visitors' 5-yard line, a net gain of about 40 yards. The third plunge took it over, with "Nanny" Bruns carrying the pigskin. The first touchdown took eight plays. Humboldt's five man secondary defense failed to halt the Algona march. Mid the play was entirely in Algona:;: favor. Big Dick Post paved the way for Algona's second touchdown in the second quarter. He charged In fast and recovered a Humboldt fumble in *he center of the field, anirl Bruns broke through for a 25-yard gain, where a pass from Bruns to Medin carried it to the 12 yard line. Bucking the line, th: boys worked in toward the goal, and Bruns went over, but the play was cnlled back, nnd this time Mr-din, took the pigskin for the tally. The plunge for the extra point failed. Bccre at the half, 13 to 0. Yeoman's Work Good Another backfleld man who deserves more than pacing mention is Yeoman, who fMves of becoming one of the Susan's best backs. Yeoman has another year or two to play, and he certainly played a hard driving ball game Frldiiy niRlit, and was a bear on Algona Independents Rip Des Moines Eleven, 26 - 0 defense. In any football game it Is hard to give the line tlx> credit it deserves, be- rnu:.e their play is less spectacular, but the Bulldog line was driving Humbold' back nbout three yards on every •ffensive chargv, and although Humboldt made six first down;, there were gJways Algona linemen In there cutting down runners. Algona garnered 10 first downs. Algona was penalized 25 yards and Humboldt five during the contest, which was a hard fought but clean battle. Desperate Closing Rally In the closing minutes of ahe game, Coach Mercer s-.nt in nearly everyone •n his squad, and Humboldt staged n desperate rally, combining passes and long runs to carry the ball t? the five yard line, where the game tnded. High School Cage Drill Under Way First high s'chool basketball practice got under way this week, with Adrian Burmeister supervising the drill until football season is over. The Bulldogs will have- three lettermen back, Btb and Dick Post, and Howard (Fido) Medin. Clarence Bruns will be 20 on January 6 and ineligible a/ter that date. Other candidates expected to muk-' strong bids for the squad are Stewart, Hannluan. SchulU, a Lfdyard substitute of laM, year, Frankl, Boettcher. Mush Bruns and Bob Monlux. Football Banquet The annual high school football banquet is scheduled to be held at the high school a week from today. Letters will be handed out at that time. A program is being planned,. Clo-ing its grid smson. Sunday af- t^rncon. ngainst the Hawkeye A. C. of DA-;,, the Al?ona indep-nd- •rr.ts turned what started out to be n close game into a rout in the last half, defeating the invaders, 26 to 0. For one half the Hawkeyes made it a ball game, but the pace brgan to tell on the Milwaukee fronts of several of the visitors, and they gradually faded away as the superior speed of Algona, began to tell. The score at the half was 6 to 0. Good Passing Combine Quick kicks that gained from 20 to 40 yards for Algona usually put the locals in a position from which touchdown drives started. Th-f first touchdown resulted from a pass. Mercer to Hoke. The latter, playing end, was one of the stars of the contest. He came here from Milford for the contest. The locals got into a scoring position when Mercer ran a ?unt back to the 12 yard line. With the Hawkeyes bunched around center, the pass dropped into Hoke's hand with nobody n-ear him. In the second quarter, Ostrum recovered a Hawkeye fumble on his own 22-yard Inle to stop a vicious drive for the goal. Algona ran up six first downs, while the visitors compiled four. The reason for this is that most of Algcna's gains were the results of long runs or passes, that went for much more than the required 10 yards. Samp Intercepted a Hawkeye pass near the end of the half to stop another Hawkeye drive. The second touchdown. In the third quarter, Merocr to Hoke, went for ab- cut 30 yarda and a score. The third quarter ended with Algona leading, 12 to 0. Both kicks had failed. In the fourth quftrtrr. a stnttie of liberty play lost the D?s Mow s c}u;;- 13 yards, and Mercer ran tli"ir pun' back 40 yards to the Det Moines 8 ysird line. Mercer made six yards on two plays, nnd after the visitors had been penalized half the distance to the goal (one yard) for offside, Mercer bucked over behind LIchter for the third til- ley. He sneaked around right end for the point. A pass attack by the Hawkeyes failed, and Algona got the ball In the center of the field. Mercer passed to Ostrum for a first down, and passed again, to Hoke to take the ball to the 15 yard line. A quarterback sneak edged it up to the seven yard line, and after Llch- ter had picked up several more yards. Mercer took It over. The point was made by a plunge. Line Charges Fast Helgeson and Cosgrcve at tackles, Moore at center, and Adams nnd Mnr- llnek at guards composed the line in addition to Hoke and Ostrum at ends. Several substitutions were made during the fray and the entire team turned in a nice afternoon of work, and some -excellent blocking. Algona was penalized a total of 15 yards, and Des Moines took 35 yards in penalties. The visitors made a game of it while they were fresh, but seemed to wilt about as rapidly as the sun faded in the western sky. It was a climax to a fairly successful season, one that would have been more successful had it been possible for the locals to keep a first string lineup Intact for all of their games. Algona did not Icse a game this season while they had their full strength on hand to play. School Band Also A Prize Winner While the Algona football team was walking away with deserved honors against Hnmboldt, Friday evening, the local high school band was only a step behind In the praise it has coming. Orchids to Maestro D. Wane Collins, who presented the hundreds at the game with a fast-stepping, mll- tary-looking- band of musicians, who could drill as well as play. Between the halves, the band ex- rented several maneuvers, spelled out n. II. 8. to honor the Hnmboldt visitors, A. n. S. for Algona, a large II and A for the two schools, and then went through a drill before HIM thing on* the Held. And last but not least. Bob Mc- Calloa*h toMCd him baton orer the roal post, and caught It on the way down. Burt Grapplers Have Six Veterans Back for Season The Burt high wrestling squad started drills lost week in preparation for the toughest schedule in the school's history. Coach M. C. Bowie, starting his fourth year as mentor, has 20 boys working out daily including eight lettermen. The regulars returning are M. Mansmith, W. Vogel. M. Bahling, M. Bristow, R. Bristow and O. Oraliam. Four leiter winners were lest by graduation, C'apt. Ed Stewart, R. Carter, W. Wln- kie and D. Riddle. The loss of Stewart arid Carter will be keenly felt as Stewart has been high point winner for three years and placed second in the state in the 106-pound class and was runrnrup in the state Y meet. Carter held the county and district 145-pound title and was runnerup In the state Y meet. One or two open dates still appear on the schedule and teams interested should write Superintendent Donald Weir or M. C. Bowie. Ella Thompson Speaks Miss Ella Thompson was the speaker on the Kiwanls program last Thursday at tlifir weekly m«-,ting. She Have a very interesting talk on the Wonders of Aviation and her talk was appreciated by the members present. Drink YERBAVIDA YOUR HEALTH DEPENDS ON IT! If your nerves are jumpy and yen cannot sleep, do not let this condition continue or you will ruin your helath. Yerbavida Tea will relax your nerv-ts and let you sleep. Not a drug, but a very beneficial beverage that you will prefer to either tea or coffee. For Stomach and Kidney troubles it is unsurpassed. A 20-page free booklet, "The Stjry of Yerbavida," may be obtained by writing to Yerbavida Sales Co., 612 Southwest Bldg., Los Aiigel*^; «r a large package of Yerbavida—enough for 240 cuijs—can be cblaJLUed for $1.00. For sale at Lusby's Drug Store.--Adv. Academy Gridders Host to St. Mary's Emm'sburg Sunday Refreshed by a week to which it played no game, the St. Occclia academy football warriors w)ll go Into battle again Sunday, with St. Mary's of Emmetsburg furnishing the opposition. The game will be played on the Athletic field here, ot 2:30 p. m. Coach Nordstrum's men are in fairly good condition, and have recovered from minor brumes which hindered them In their last game at Ftort Dodg*:. St. Mary's Is reported to have a fairly strong team, but in the last two games the locals have developed a scoring punch missing .earlier in the season, and the battle Is expected to be one of the closest played by the academy here this year. New plays and a strengthened defense have been occupying the time of the squad for the past week and a half, and they are ready to shoot the works, against St. Mary's. Many of the men, playing their first year of football, and green at the start of the season, have developed fast, and will offer a smarter, more aggressive game of ball due to their greater experience. The "Peacock" and His Band Make a Hit at Emmets'Surg Cnv.iictsbm:.' Demrrrnt: Ln'.r T>i tlnv :>r,.rifA? n. ;if<mr Huh high »>eho<il foofba'l (cim a-.lniin : c:-"r) ;l I'iit.hinp defeat to the Eminci.simix high school, the Algtma II. S. band, pnmberinjr aboui "l\'.y players, all ntliied in snappy rod and white uniforms, pnradeil the streets of Em- nv-!sbu:-R Rid p'aypfl as few tunes f r the many who fathered along tho side wa'hs to see the novel sight. They made a great hit with our citizens. The Algona yonnff folks have » first o'ass musical orjrnnlzn- tion and they executed several elev- er formations. To top the organization off there is| a clever young drum urn.r'"". the "peacock" of the OTitRt. Tills s-ouiwster reminded many of onr ex-service men of the widely heralded "Monk" Tennnt of Great Lake Naval Training Station fame. This young chap really has possibilities. Algona people have reason to feel prond of their splendid junior musical organization. Bowling League Season Opened The first results of the bowling league, now in full swing at Barry's Recreation Parlcr, are as follows: Team W Phillips "GO" 3 Barbers 2 Nick's Shoe 2 Coffee Shop 2 Farmers 1 Fearless Five 1 Sinclair Oil 1 Court House Rats 0 The standings are for the first games only, the ones bowled last week. They do not include the matches bowkd this Monday and Tuesday evening. The Coffee Shop took three games from Nick's fhine Banff, Monday night. L 0 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 Frank Hasz, Former Algona Man, Dies Mrs. John Sifert received word Tuesday telling of the death of her brother, Frank Hasz, who died, Sunday, November 4, at Delavan, Wisconsin. IXath was due to a blood clot. Funeral services were held Tuesday nt Darien, Wisconsin. Mr. Hasz was born in 1879 in Logansville, Wisconsin. He made his home In Algona for a good many years, at one time conducting a grocery where the R. A. Clark store Is now, and later ran a tire repair shop on North Thorlngton streets lor several years with August Boeenau. About ten or twelve years ago he left Algona nnc returned to Wisconsin. He is furvlvec by his wife, who Is a cour.ln of Lev! Hendron, three children, an older brother, David, who makes his home with Mrs. SIfert and two brothers. Arthur of CherckLO and Jessie of Waverly. THEATRE The ptnrs «vf "Flying Down to Rio," nr:- bnck on the Call Theatre screen 'oniplu in "The Gny Divorcee." Gin- >.er RoEers, one of t'-e smart est of th" nany young Hollywood leading ladles. ~nrl Frrtl A^tniro. nimbi-, nnd looso- jointed dancing master, are the maln- <-tnys, with Edward Everett. Hortcn nnd Alice Brady furnishing the comedy re- ief. That song, "The Continental." originated in this picture, nnd Is dnnc- d by Astnlre nnd Rogers somewhere along the line. One of lliose elfl'bornti> chorus shows, with gap?. dancing nnd n light, fluffy romance. • • • If you know ycur mystery stories, you'll be nble to fill in this synopsis of "Bulldog Drummond Strikes 'Back.' 1 An oriental ships a cargo of valuable urs Into England to sell. But trsub- ? starts nnd everyone except the beau- Iful heroine is kidnnpped. Drummond Ronnld Colmnn) stumbles Into the uyslory in n fog. and is almost bumped off himself. Warner Olnnd plays another oriental role (he's actually of Swedish desc nt.) Lorettn Young is he girl. Friday and Saturday nt the Call. • • • Sunday and Monday, If you're in Pursuit of Hnppiness," you'll find It n the moving picture by thnt name, with Francis Ledcrer (yes, the Eskimo), Joan Benn-ctt and Charlie Ruggles In ie cast, as well as Mary Bolnnd. Led- rer plays the part of a musician, drafted against his will into the ranks of the Hessians for service under Geo. ho Third against the Colonial troops n America. In this country, he deserts and finds his way into American Ines, on promise of 40 acres of land. Succored by a beautiful girl, he starts ils pursuit of happiness. Before he aves to Join Washington's forces as an interpreter, however, we have a bundling pcene. A word of explan- aiion jibnut vo okle American cu Inni i b'lnri'iin;. In the early days, b - r,-:•!.«.> f;t:M \v:is expensive nnd houses \YI-IT rmd. \vbcn B suitor called on his, .••\veelir-, Ui-y were boUi allowed sorn •-i tlmef. if the suitor met nr.ivninl »;i-] piov.i]. t«> to to bed---wnit. t'mt I.-. <:ich, loi'k OMP .^id; . and then 1 \v,i•; n f nc" m b:lw«'u. With covers they could keep warm, nnd maybe hold hands If nobody wa- 1 looking. A quaint old custom to sny the lenst. but one that should offend nobody, as It is n real relic of American custom. • • • "The Captain Hates the Sea." boasts a cast, on a par with "Grand Hotel.' but not everybody liked the latter, so perhaps we shouldn't have mentioned It. This film, starring Victor Met,at>- len. John Gilbert. Wynne Gibson. Walter Connolly. Helen Vlnson and Alison v.ill «ho'v here nt the Call nr:.; Tur'ri.i* mvl \Wrln<"f!ny. Columbia p-c-'ir s .-i: r.t \v"eks siinpnlng shots in Mio P.vr'fic crer-.n. The plot concerns n ciMrctlve nii;t n er. ,>k, nntl , c ome valuable pajx-rs. 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