The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 12, 1962 · Page 5
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500 Driver Visits Lu Verne Relatives The quiet home of Mr and Mrs William Heclrick at LuVcrne suddenly became the Indianapolis of Iowa Tuesday and Wednesday. June 5-G, when their daughter, Alice, and her husband, Sam Hanks, stopped for a brief visit while on the way to their home at Pacific Palisades, Calif. To race fans, Sam Hanks needs no introduction. Sarn, after \'l starts in the 500 at Indianapolis, took home all the marbles in his final try in 1957 as he breezed "•across the finish lino with a record average speed of i:;5.GO miles per hour. His record, almost five miles an hour better than the previous high, remained on the books for two years and has been broken each time the annual race has been run since 1959. Sam, who had a fifth place finish in 1946, thirds in 1952 and 195,'i and a second in 195(i, retired from driving Dec. 3, 19.")" and in his words, "retirement has been good to me." Speedway Director He was named director of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway since 1950 — the first named 'to the post after the death of Wilbur Show in a plane crash in 195-1. He is also employed as a consultant for Ray- bestos Brake Lining Co., so manages to keep plenty busy. Si'.m began his career on the track driving a nii.lget auto racer that was powered with an Evinrude outboard motor. He later owned bis own Offenhauscr midget for 15 years and won many major races, especially in the Col- i.souin at Los Angeles. Hanks wat- born at Columbus, Ohio, but moved to California with his parents when he was fixe years old. lie has been a Califonuan .since with the exception of time spent as a lieutenant at Wright Field. Ohio. It was while at Wright Field that Alice and Sam met. She was employed as his civilian secretary during the war and they were married at Detroit, Mich, in 19-17. LliVcnie Native Alice was born and rai.cd at I.uVerne. She graduated iron) high school there and has throe married sisters living in north central Iowa. Marge (Mrs Mei Ion Baker), lives here, and Phyllis SI. John and Lois Rost live at Ft. Dodge The Hanks visited all ihree while in this area. Sam and Alice are stereo fans and make their own tapes of favorite music which can In played back on the sound .-.ystcn, in their homo. They also like to bowl and play golf. Sam's present set of clubs were given to him by Mike Souchak, one of the top pros in the game today He shot a -10, including an eagle o 1 : number seven, at Algona Tuesday afternoon. lie also enjoys hunting, which he does regularly with Actor Dale Robertson. Last fall, Sam and Hoberl.son hunted pheasants on the ranch of Gov. Joe Foss in So Dakota. Joseph Collon, noted actor, is a neighbor of Mr and Mrs Hanks in California. At 5UU Annually They return to Indianapolis each year, usually toward the end of April just before the track is opened for the trials for the Memorial Day race. His duties include meetings with drivers and owners; suggestions for the improvement ol the track; and he drives the pact car (starter) every year. The day after the race, which attracts the largest crowd of any single sports event (there were 300.0UO at this year's running) each year he serves as emcee at the drivers' banquet when awards are handed out. He also attends many other raei e\enls each year. Sam feels that Parnelli Jones. Bob Marshman, Hoger McCluskcy, Jim Hurtubiso, Jim McElrcalh and Len Sulton, who finished second to Rodger Ward in the 50(, this year, are the men to watch in the future, besides the already- established stars of the track. A firm believer in safety belts, Sam offered the following tips for highway driving (you and me): 1. Concentration; 2. Courtesy; and H. Good equipment (brakes, steering, etc.). Following those rules, he says, will make you a better driver. (UDM Newsfoto - Engraving) Mason Cityan Takes Feature Stock Event Ray Hart of Mason City dashed to victory in the feature stock cat- event at Kossuth Speedways here Friday night immediately after itiwa&>announced.the auto he was driving was up for sale. He grabbed the lead early after starting in eighth position and was not seriously threatened the rest of [he way during the scheduled 20 laps. Another 7-event program of semi-modified racing is on tap this Friday night as drivers continue their attempt to climb higher in the point standings for the year. At the present time the leader is Darrel Burns, Estherville with Jr.o points. He is followed in order by Ray Hart, 174, Les Wildin, Algona, I.ili, Gene Schattschneider, Alguna, 151, Norm Baker, Clarion, 119, Dale Wilhite, Mason City, M2, Harold Anderson, Duncombe, KM, and Willie Klusc, Clarion, 117. Twelve cars were slated to start in the finale Friday, but the field was reduced to nine when two cars were scratched early, then Dean Sehroeder of Clarion had to be scratched just before the start when his car lost its right front wheel during a trial run for the second lime during the night. Burns and Staeey Redman battled it out, displaying some of the be.st driving of the night, for second place, with Redman, Sheffield, winning out. Winners of heat races were H.irl, Rich Green, 11 e I m o n d, Burns, Bud Peterson, Algona, and Willie Klusc. Seconds went to Norm Baker, Clarion, who took a pair, Burns, Bill Williams, Eslher- \ille. and Sam Kslick, Fort Dodge Kxecpt for a couple of spin-outs and several cars that dropper! out when motor trouble interrupted activities, most of the excitement was furnished by the fine driving of several of the pilots. Burns and Redman turned in exceptional jobs eacn lime they were on the track. KOSSUTH COUNTY Dispute Results In GHS Forfeit Win Here Sunday Garrigan's Golden Bears were credited with a forfeit win over the Bancroft Junior Legion nine here Sunday night following a dispute over a player ruling during the last half of the fourth inning. As a result, the Bears wound up with a 7-0 decision, despite the fact Bancroft led. 2-0, at the time when play was suspended. The Bears will host the Mason City Junior Legion team at Garrigan Field this Thursday at 8 p.m. It seems rules governing high school baseball vary from those that outline Junior Legion play — and it was due to the difference that the contest was ended. A pinch runner was put in by Garrigan after starting catcher LcRoy Ileinen reached base. Under high school rules, a player may re-enter, providing he does not bat before his regular turn — an attempt to limit the chance of any edge that could be gained by taking the player out of the lineup in the first place. According to Legion rules, the player may not re-enter. The problem stemmed from the fact that a high school team was playing a Legion nine at the time. When play cease d. Doll Smith of Bancroft was breezing along with a two-bitter. The visitors bad counted a pair of runs in the third frame on base bits by Meister. Clark and HuU'hinson from the offerings of Bob Schneider, Garrigan burler. Garrigan's bits were garnered by Jim Kiscnbachcr and Lee Froehlich. lorwith-Wesley Summer Recreation Season Opens The Corwith-Wesley Community school summer recreation program, under the direction of Phi) Hunget, officially began on Monday morning, June 11. The program will offer a variety of activities for all students from the 5th to 12th grades. Individual recreational activities include tennis, golf, track, badminton and basketball. On the competitive level will be little league girls' sofeball, little league boys baseball, girls high school softball, and boys high school baseball. The present plans are to have all little league baseball and softball during the morning hours from 8:45 - 11:45, with the boys playing on Monday and Wednesday and girls on Tuesday and Thursday. Those boys interested in playing are asked to r9port at the Corwith diamond' on-^lon^lay at 8:45. Interested girls will report on Tuesday /it 8:45. Complete schedules will be given to all participants at that time. Boys who plan on playing hi;ih school baseball are asked to report for practice on Tuesday, June 12 at 4:30 p.m. Those girls plavinp high school softball will report for practice at 4 p.m. on June 1!. The following bus schedule will operate for those people participating from the Wesley community: Monday Thru Thursday: i From Schoolhouse i Leave Wesley — It: 15 a m. Leave Corwith — 11:1") a.m. Leave Wesley — 12:::i) p.m. Leave Corwith — 4 00 p.m Monday, June 11 > Girls school softball players) Leave Wesley — 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 12 (Boys high school baseball players) Leave Wesley — 4:15 p.m. blow to get the wi;i. Rahm came on in the fifth inning. The Bears got headed in the right direction with a pair of counters in the home half of the first inning. They added four runs each in the third and fifth innings to sack the game. 'Rahm and LeRoy Heinen hit doubles during the fifth inning rally. Slon- ik<. r was the losing pitcher. He allowed eight hits and his mates committed six errors, while the Bears miscued once. Rahm was :i-for-4 and Heinen 2-for-2 for the Bears. Golf Tourney On June 24 Mniiy of tin- top golfers from this part of tin- state are expected to cntrr the annual Algona Amateur (iolf Tournament at Algona Country Club June 21, according to club officials. The inert, for several years one of the most popular in the state due to the rugged terrain on the course, will be limited to 128 golfers, with championship qualifiers slated to play 21 holes and all other flights 18 holes. There will be 1« golf- (>rs iti all brackets. Knlry fee for Hit- mud is S5. and the course will he open to entrants for practice rounds during Hie week preceding the limtl day. There will be hundreds of dollars worth of prizes awarded to winners. GHS Registers Easy Win Over E'Burg, 10-0 (larrigan's (lolden Bears manufactured a pair of four-run innings and chalked up an easy KM) win over Emmetslnirg high school at Garrigan Field Thursday night. Bob Schneider and Bill Ralin. combined to hold the visitors lo a pair of singles in the contest. Schneider started and gave up one The Cubs dumped the Phillies, 2,'i-(i, in the National League, the Vankees r.iced past the Red Sox. 19-d. ill the- American League and the Athletics pasted the Senators. Hi--', in the Senior League as Al- gnna's little leagues opened play iMonday night at [wo sites. NATIONAL 12—(iiants vs. Braves —Dodgers vs. Pirates 11—Cardinals vs. Reds AMKKK A.\ 2—Orioles vs. Tigers i —Indians vs. While Sox 1,—Vankees vs. Twin., SKMOll 2—Senators vs. Angels :5-Mots vs. Athletics -1—Angels vs. Mets June June Juno- June June June June June June- Sentral Area To Go Swimming Swimming schedules for the Fenton. Lone Rock and Seneca school areas have been announced For the Fenton area, lessons will be helii at the Armstrong pool slarling June 111, and buses will leave Kenton at !i:15 a.m. For Lone Rock and Seneca areas, lessons will be at Svvea Cit> starting Tuesday, June 19, and ;. bus will leave Lone Rock al ti.lfi a.m. and another from Seneca al H. 15 a.m. NOTICE ! OPEN BOWLING FRIDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHTS. WE STILL HAVE OPENINGS IN MEN'S, LADIES' AND MIXED LEAGUES FOR NEXT FALL. ALGONA BOWLING LANES BOB RIEDEL AND DOYLE DAILEY PHONE CY 4-2831 3 Twin Rivers Swim Schedules Twin Rivers Community School is In participate in the Humboldt County Red Cross swimming program, starting June 18. ("hisses for Bode area will be held Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and Friday at 11:15, with buses leaving a half hour earlier from the school in Bode. Uvermore students will go Tues- d.iy and Friday mornings, with buses to leave the bank corner at I.ivennore at <l:15 a.m. Ottosen students will go Wednesday at 9:45 a.m. and Friday at 9 a.m. with buses leaving Alme's grocery in Ottosen a half hour earlier. Baseball Program The annual morning program, featuring baseball for boys, began Monday, June 11, at the Athletic Park here. Leon Vann is in charge of |ho playground. Any boys interested in baseball are invited to attend the sessions from 9 to 11 MS a.m., Monday through Friday, each week. Tuetday, June 12, 1962 Algona (la.) Upper Des Moines-5 Bulldog Slate Algnna high school's baseball team is slated to meet Eagle Grove at Eaglo Grove tonight (Tuesday), Clarion at Clarion Wednesday and Twin Rivers at Livermore Friday at 7 p.m. in games Lhis week. Garrigan Wins At St. Edmond Garrigan's baseball team registered a 2-0 win over St. Edmond at Fort Dodge Monday night. The Bears got their runs on Oase knocks by Bob Schneider, LcKoy Heinen and Lee Froehlich in the lop of the first inning. They wound up with five hits and committed two errors. The losers managed only one hit and made one error. Schneider was the starter and winner for Garrigan. He was relieved in the sixth inning by Bill Rahm. Dale Albright took the loss YOU'RE INVITED DEMOCRATIC FUN NIGHT at K.C. Hall in Algona Saturday, June 16 - DANCING - BASKET SOCIAL (A BASKET IS YOUR ADMISSION FREE !) DANCING WILL START AT 8:30 p.m. BASKET AUCTION STARTS AT 11:30 p.m. NO SPEECHES! JUST FUN! Show your favorite guy how much you care ! Here at Coast-to-Coast youll find the gift that's sure to please him. Selection is wide; Prices are low ! ABSOLUTELY FREE DAD'S NAME "Embossed' ON EVERY — FATHER'S DAY GIFT-PURCHASE AUTO GIFTS Wheel Discs Seat Covers Car Carrier Auto Robe Wash Brush Floor Mat Trouble tights DO-IT-YOURSEtF GIFTS Power Tools Wrench or Socket Set Tool Chest Soldering Gun Paint Sprayer Hand Tools FISHING GIFTS Portable Ice Box Rod and Reels Tackle Boxes Minnow Bucket tanding Net Bout Cushion Boat Seats FURNITURE GIFTS Smoking Stand Hassock Reclining Chair town Chairs 20" Electric Fan Tractor Cushion AND DON'T FORGET Transistor Radio — Coleman Gas Lantern — Battery Lantern — Camping Stove — Bar-B-Que Grill — Hammock — Power Lawn Mower — Riding Lawn Mower — Roto Tiller — Sleeping Bag — Binoculars — Camp Stools (21 TFN) SAVE NOW [% I § • • • ED WOLF, Owner ALGONA CY 4-4432

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