The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 11, 1962 · Page 19
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 19

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, December 11, 1962
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1905 Gridders Went Thru Undefeated & Unscored On Algona high school's great undefeated 1962 football team and subsequent selection of three of the club's members on all-state teams has resulted in all sorts of research into previous unbeaten teams that represented Algona on the gridiron. The 1962 aggregation was the fifth since 1898 (the first year of football here) to get through a season without a loss — and quite a bit has been written and said about the last four, but what about the rugged outfit of 1905, first unbeaten team here — and a club that went through the season WITHOUT BEING SCORED ON. Yessir, the 1905 team racked up six straight wins and out-scored the opposition 153-0 — and two teams, Britt, beaten earlier in the season, and Hampton, refused to play the locals. According to the Upper Des Moines in 1905, Britt was scared and Hampton had too many players injured to meet the locals in a game slated to wind up the season Thanksgiving Day here. Without further ado, here is the story of Algdha's-'"-MM^footbalt season, practically word-for-word from the 1905 Upper Des Moines file: Sept. 27 - "FOOTBALL PROSPECTS - New Men In High School Will Be Coached By Principal Jones — The Algona high school is not to drop out of football, though the players will be main- Here is the rough and ready bunch of footballers that was responsible for Algona s unbeaten, untied and unscored-on record in 1905 The team downed Emmetsburg, 46-0 and 28-0, Mason City 29-0 Britt' 11-0 f? g [ 6 ?u° Ve 6 '° . a ." d Webster Cit y 33 ' 0 ' and two g^es were called off by the opposition because the locals were so good Shown in the front row, left to right, are D. P. Smith, Algona Archie Roney Horace King, California, and Dana Dodge, Second row, nil ? "&'' f'n ert Re ' d ' Alg011a ' Arch B "shnell, Forest Carey, South Dakota, Wood Cowan, Connecticut, and Walt Kresensky. Back row leu to right, Coach Tom Jones, Wisconsin, Frank Covell Walt S Reid' Tom Stull, California, Hi Beedle, Bert Palmer and Supt. J. F.' Ovcr- Coach Jones went from here to the University of Wisconsin where he served on the coaching staff for 40 years. Squad members' whose addresses appear above are still living, while the others are presumed Cancellation of the final game of the season, slated for Thanksgiving day at the fairgrounds here, by Hampton, actually was due to fact the Algona team practically got chased out of Hampton the year before and Hampton was more than a little afraid of what might ban- pen here. Algona lost to Hampton in 1904 (the only defeat of the season) 6-0, and on three separate occasions Hampton fans tackled Algona s star back, Evans, after he had broken into the clear and was headed for touchdowns. Those were the good old days Nowadays, instead of worrying about fans — it's officials ! ly new men, nearly all those who 1 have held aloft the Algona standard during the past years having graduated. There is material for ;Piafeiog another good team. Mr. Jones is a college athlete of state reputation who has been on the State Normal's football team for the past few years. The first game of the season will be between Algona and Emmetsburg at Algona Oct. 7. Blow by Blow Account Oct. 4 — "High school football is on a different basis from the ordinary baseball game, in which the players are got together from all quarters. Only members ofj the high school who stand well in their studies can play. ?-• -~ Oct. 11 — "ALGONA WINS FIRST — Score of 46 To 0 Gives Higfi School Boys Their Start In The Game Of Football — The first football of the season at the fair grounds last Saturday saw Emmetsburg overwhelmed by Algona, the score being 46 to 0. Algona's light-weights pleasantly surprised their supporters by the fast and snappy game they put up. Kresensky and Cowan starred in advancing the ball, while the whole team got into the game with spirit. In view of the fact that but two members of last year's team were in Algona's lineup, Coach Jones was well satisfied with the work of the boys in their initial appearance. The Algona line-up: .Siiill, le, High Beedle, It, Covell, Ig, W. Reid, c, Roney, rg, Albert Reid, rt, Palmer, re, Bushnell, qb, Cowan,, rh, Kresensky, Ih, Carey, fb. Referee, Chas. Nicoulin. Wood Cowan is the Algona captain and Principal Jones is the coach. Oct. 2fl — "ALGONA WINS SECOND GAME - High School Boys Win Again Over Emmetsburg, 280 — Will Meet Mason City Saturday — The Algona high school won a second game Saturday from the Emmetsburg football team, the score being 28-0. The Emmelsburg :cam played a better game at Algona. There was some ill feeling caused by the Emmetsburg rooters, but the team was not to blame 'or that, and Referee McCarty was very fair in his rulings. Nov. 1—"THIRD VICTORY FOR ALGONA — Algona won an easy victory over the Mason City fool jail team last Saturday by a scor of 29 to 0. The Mason City boy were outplayed at every point o the game. They were lacking i fighting spirit considering thei weight, which average about tlu same as Algona's. The high schoo boys played fast football and ran all over their opponents, scoring their first touchdown in three minutes and the others following in regular succession. The scores were all made on straight football trick plays not succeeding in an) instance in making good gains Cowan was out of the game will a lame shoulder. (Note — it was broken) Nov. s — "ALGONA WINS FOUR TIMES - High Schoo Football Team Are Victors Over Britt Saturday — No scores Made Against Home Players This Season—Algona To Play Eagle Grove Saturday — Last Saturday at Britt our high school football team won a fiercely contested game. The Britt team is the strongest bunch that our boys have met all season. Their system of silent signals at first seemed to take our boys unawares, and they made nearly five yards every down. After four or five downs our boys took a brace and held them for downs. After our boys got the ball they made their gains by short end runs, but lost the ball on a fumble. Britt being held for downs was forced to punt, then our boys marched down the field for the first touchdown. Score 5 o 0. The second nail was a'repetition of the first. Only once was our goal in danger. By a punt the playing was shifted to the opponents' field. Then by steady gains the ball was carried to the foot of the Britt goal, where it was lost on clowns. Britt punted the ball which was caught by the wind and carried back over their goal, where Captain Cowan pounced upon it for the second touchdown and kicked goal, making the score 11 to 0. Vov. 15 — "ALGONA WINS AT EAGLE - Fifth Game Ends In Victory For Algona Athletes 5 To 0 - Britt Was To Play Algona Saturday Afternoon, But Has Become Scared Out - A larger delegation fro mthe Algona high school went to Eagle Grove Saturday for the football game. A considerable number of high school students joined the procession, 42 tickets for the excursion being sold. Algona maintained her lead in the game winning with a score of 5 te 0. Algona's one score was in the first half. In the second Algona carried the ball beyond the goal but landed it outside the sidelines. At no time was Algona's goal threatened, and the playing was almost wholly in Eagle Grove territory. The game was in some respects the hardest of the five played, but Algona's success was hot an accident, the best team winning. Britt was to play Algona next Saturday on the Algona grounds, but the Britt team has called the game off. NOV. 22 — "ALGONA WINS AGAIN _ AJgona 33 Webster City 0 — The game of football on the Algona grounds last Saturday between Algona and Webster City was won by Algona with a score of 33 to 0. It was a hard fought game, and Algona was credited with its best work of the season. At the outset Webster City carried the ball to a touchdown, and had it not been for a foul tackle would have scored. Algona was natural ly in panic for a moment at seeing its goal thus sacreligiously cross ed for the first time and the reaction may have been one reason why the boys girded up their loins and made (heir play in the firsl half their best of the season. They had everything their own way lii the last half Webster City played better ball. This was the sixth game for Algona this season, with nothing but goose eggs to represent the activity of the fellows on the other side. Nov. 2!) — "HAMPTON GAME IS OFF — Algona Football Team's Season Closes Without A Score Made By Any Opposing Team — A good many people will be thankful tnat the game with Hampton is declared off and the football sea- Tue»doy, Decamber 11, 1962 Alcana (la.) Upper Dei Me!ti«-5 son is closed. The rest of the people will be thankful that 'Algona closes the season with victory untarnished and with nobody hurl and that the boys have hurt nobody. Hampton's reason for calling the Thanksgiving game off is that thereof her team are laid up with injuries Her. fi "The high school football team presented Jnnilnr \Vm T Thackery of the Central school with a turkey for Thanksgiving Mr Thackery had entered into the football spirit and hud been of great help (o the boys." Thus, the season of IWfi was covered in print in the t'DM Most of the stories of the games appeared on page one. and as the I team continued to win Raines, tin- stones got longer, although stories covering the entire season did not require much mure space than is devoted to a single game nowadays. The number of local government employees in Iowa is increasing three times taster than the population. BUY NOW! \ USE OUR E-Z TIME PAY PLAN WITH A CHRISTMAS'/ 1$ BONUS ! & OF NO PAYMENT V UNTIL FEBRUARY ^ '.. on thB road everyday I ITS RELIABILITY COMES FROM ITS QUALITY A nutshell description of Chevrolet trucks could bo "Trucks That Work". It's not exactly earthshaking but it says a mouthful. It's what Chevrolet trucks are best known for—their reliability. Ready to work, day after day, whenever you are. You can't build trucks that perform like this if you don't put quality into engine 1 , chassis and body. Chevrolet clous: double-wall construction, insulated cab, select-wood body floor, cliain- supported tailgate, ladder-type frame, the careful attention to upholstery and finish. It's this kind of quality that makes OH// Chevrolet truck —from pickup to heavyweight tandem —worth more on the average at trade-in! Z NEW 6-CYLINDER ENGINES New High Torque 2;JO- cu.-in. Six is moro powerful than its predecessor. Standard in Series CIO through C50. New High Torque 292- cu.-in. Six —most powerful truck 6 ( 'lu-v- rolet has ever built! Standard in Series Cu'U. QUALITY TRUCKS COST t£SS 'Check the Champ"***Test Drive the "New Reliables" aiyour Chevrolet dealer's KOSSUTH MOTOR COMPANY 108 SOUTH HALL ALGONA, IOWA CY 4-3554 -i'<* The ALGONA FIRE DEPARTMENT Hopes You Have A Very MERRY CHRISTMAS We Also Hope You Have it ITHOU FIRE!! Don't Let Fire Ruin Your I fa ft fa fa $ • • • fa fa ft fa WATCH OUT FOR THE UNEXPECTED VISITOR FIRE KEEP HIM OUT OF YOUR HOME!! You Can Do This by Following These Six Important Rules fa Flimsy and sometimes highly flammable decorations and costumes. (Most articles can be treated to retard combustibility and flame travel.) Blocked or restricted exit routes from public and business buildings. (This path must be kept open and accessible.) Electrical circuits overloaded and improper use of extension cords. (These account for a lot of fires. Proper checks and inspection can prevent them.) 4. Wrappings and packing materials strewn about. (Proper maintenance will control this problem.) 5. Careless smokers. (This is always with us but more hazardous in holiday situations.) 6. Overcrowding of assembly areas. (Limiting number of people as well as the use of fire warden patrols in heavily populated areas can control this.) ALGONA FIRE DEPARTMENT ft ^f ft ft !i% - Phone CY 4-2434 to Report A Fire - C C SHIERK, Mayor ^^1^;^^^ ^ IV— -

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