The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 15, 1957 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 15, 1957
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Bancroft Jr. Legion Champs Gear For Regional Playoff Winners Make 7 Bobbles But Menke Shines Mason City Loser (n State Finals Monday Night Bancroft's newly crowned state Legion baseball champs are busi- j,, ly preparing for their next test,' f a four-state regional tournament slated to begin next Wednesday, Aug. 21, at Hobart, Oklahoma. State champions from Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri will be in the running for the title with the winner due for a possible shot at the national championship. •Superb clutch pitching by Denny Menke ushered Bancroft past Mason City, 13-2, Monday night before an overflow crowd of 2,000 at Bancroft and gave the Kossuth county entry the state Junior Legion baseball championship. Menke's performance must be classed with the greatest ever seen in Legion play in the state. The righthander allowed only four hits during the nine inning fray, but found himself in the hole time after time due to fielding lapses by team mates, who erred seven times in the field. He struck out five and walked three and was the game's top sttcker with three singles. Bancroft was on top from the start. Ken Menke walked to leadoff the top the first inning. He stole second and scored the first run-jof the game when Jim Vaske reached first on an error with two out. 4-0 Sy Third The winners mane it 4-0 in the top of the third. Tom Hatten walked and Denny Menke sin§ led. Hatten was forced at third, ut Dave Looft singled Menke home and Vaske scored on a wild pitch which moved Looft to second. He then scored when Tony Schiltz singled to center. . Mason City was-presented with its runs in the home half of the fourth and fifth innings due to Bancroft errors. Singles by Hatten and Menke, a walk to Vaske and an error ran the count to 5-2 in the top of the seventh. The fial rally was a dandy, with three Mason City hurlers unable to cope with Bancroft's bats. Vaske whiffed and Looft and Schiltz walked. They advanced on a wild pitch and Looft scored as Fennema got a base knock. Mel DeGeeter was hit by a pitch and Richter slammed a double good for two runs. A walk to Ken Menke set the stage for Hatten's single, good for two •more tallies and Denny Menke scpred Hatten, who went to second on an error and third on a wild pitch. A walk to Vaske and single by Looft rounded out the •inning. Double Plays Help »-Algoho (lo.) Upper Pet Motntu Thursday, August IS, 195? Yankee Scout Watches State Jr. Legion Finals Joe McDermoii One of Iowa's most- widely- known citizens, baseball-wise, Joe McDermott, scout for the New York Yankees in Iowa, Minnesota, the Dakotas and Nebraska, paid a visit to Algona and Bancroft Sunday and Monday. Chief attraction for Joe, who has been associated with baseball for most of his 62 years, was at the Iowa State Junior Legion Baseball Tournament at Bancroft Sunday and Monday. McDermott, who makes his home in Sioux City, has really been around, and this past Sunday was no exception. "I paid admissions at three ball parks in two states, Minnesota and Iowa, Sunday afternoon to see three different baseball games,"' said Joe Monday afternoon, "and I imagine that's some sort of a record." And Joe has set a fine record during his seven years as a scout with the St. Louis Cardinal organization and 12 years with the Yankees. He has signed many fine ball players while "beating the bushes" for talent, including Mason City's chances for taking the game were cut short by faulty base running in the seventh and eighth innings. Each time a Bancroft double play cut off the rally. flatten, Looft and Fennema each had two hits for the winners, who combed five Mason City hurlers for a total of 12 safeties. The losers committed three errors. . Statistics kept during the two- day meet showed Denny Menke to be the top hitter with five blows in 10 trips for A .500 mark. Dave Looft drove home five runs to top that department. Hatten had four h,its in nine trips, Looft three hits in eight tries, and Ken Menjke and Fennema three hits m nine at bat for Bancroft in that clubs two games. ' Mason City edged Cedar Rapids, 2-0, Sunday afternoon and Bancroft clubbed Ames, 8*1, Sunday night to advance to the finals of the-ymeet. Bob Byerly pitched a neat one* hmer while his mate§ got five blows goodjor single runs in the third and sixth innings as Mason City took the tourney opener, Ames contributed heavily to Bancroft's win by committing seven errors as Don Fennema west the distance on the hill for Ca&eh V. J. Meyer's clufc. Fenne,. ma hurjed a five-hitter as he up his tenth win without getting its In the bot- a loss this season, Ames scored first, ru& fallowing an error torn of the weond imi T ,_«,. Bancroft sewed u£ tbe contest in lie top of the third with five big nuns on just two hits. Looft Score* Tbw frosting for the cake came next frame as Ken Menke, ^and Dfcnnis Menke singled »d the sacks with one out. S Looft sent att three home a.Jin* 4puble to left that ma gave up oajy one hit the third ana Hakeo. who J|U feewur for \$i losers, ttft w«y lor the .;• tot* o« i} juts. •vidual Lone Rock 2-1 Loser But Nearly Did If Humboldt, Estherville and Emmetsburg picked up wins in Kossuth County Baseball League contests Sunday. Humboldt edged Lone Rock 2-1, Estherville got past Algona, 7-6, and Emmetsburg Clipped by Fort Dodge, 2-1, in games marked by good pitching. The Whittemore-Bancroft contest was postponed. League standings W L Humboldt _._^ 11 ] Whittemore 6 2 Estherville 7 5 Algona ___ 7 6 Emmetsburg 6 6 Fort Dodge 4 7 Bancroft 3 8 Lone. Rock r ._ n ,.__ 1 10 Huraboldt-will travel to Fort Dodge, Whittemore to Algona, Bancroft to Estherville and Emmetsburg to Lone Rock for games this week, the final Sunday of regularly scheduled games. Many make-up games remain to be played before final standings will be complete. Lone Rock made a real attempt to sidetrack league-leading Humboldt, but couldn't quite get the job done. Bierle of the losers and Greene of the winners tangled in a real pitcher's duel, with each hurler allowing nine blows. Lone Rock committed five- errors, while Humboldt erred twice. Emmetsburg made the most of three hits in its win over Fort Dodge. The losers' banged out nine blows, but couldn't make them pay off with runs during the afternoon. Each team committed three errors. LONE ROCK NEWS Cletes Quinn, Iowa City, Mr and Mrs James Thul, Ames, spent the weekend at the parental Jack Quinn home. Mr and Mrs Willard Whitlow of Carroll called Sunday afternoon at the Quinn home. Mr and Mrs Gordon Blanchard and family of Mason City and a friend of Gordons were Sunday dinner guests at the Maude Blanchard home, Mrs Alfred Schultz end family of Ottosen .visited last Tuesday with her mother. Mr and Mrs Perry Lowman of Algona visited .Sunday at the Ramug home. Mr and Mrs C. W. Heerdt and son Dennis of Burt called Sunday afternoon at the Frank Flaig home. Jn the evening the Flaigs Visited ir> Burt at the Earl Ackerman home, Mrs Margaret Householder accompanied Mr and Mrs Ralph ReideJ to Olwein Saturday to visit John Householder. Mr and,Mrs Eeidel visited other relatives at Postville. Coming home Sunday they stopped in. Burt *R visit Mr Reidel's sister and family' who were here visiting from Fiorida, and staying at the Louis Reidel home in Burt, Mr an4 Mrs A- D. Newbrough attended a Newbrough reunion in Fort Dodge, Sunday. Rev. and Mrs Kingms and daughter Alice Marie, Hammond, Ind. arrived Thursday afternoon at the P. M. Christenson home and visited owernite. They came for their son Paul who has been visiting for the past three weeks with friends, Monday afternoon Mrs Albert §ha.ser 8fl4 Mrs Hattie Shaser Vtfited with Mr» Junior Hurlburt en4 new «on. Jn the evening Mr and Mrs Pale Sehroeder and Susan, Mr and Mrs Ronald Chris- 1 - 1 "-- mi Hwily, Mr and Mrs — Ustfe and John, Mrs Umrng Hurl- Wire callei-s. soon Mrs L e u tfem, f-y-i- ..... j" ™-, Alfred family were Mr and Mrs Wallace McArthur visited at the George Kohl home in Algona Sunday evening. Mr and Mrs Henry Sehroeder and Mr and Mrs Dale Sehroeder and Susan attended a Weiner reunion at Sibley, la. Sunday. Sunday Mr and Mrs M. O. Richards accompanied Mr and Mrs Will Runchey to Blue Earth, Minn, where they visited at the Floyd Richards home. Mrs R. G. Borchrdt, Gloria, LaVonne and Judy of East Chain, Minn .visited Friday afternoon at the Clarence Kraft home. Judy returned home after a weeK at the Borchardt home. Mr and Mrs Art Zumach, Janice and Carol, Ruth Zumach were Sunday dinner guests at the Fred Hallbauer home in Cherokee, la. Verdabell Thomsen, Dallas, Texas, is here vacationing at the parental Andrew Thomsen home. She came last Tuesday. Mr and Mrs Boyd Maxwell of Maxwell, Iowa spent the weekend at the Thomsen home. Sunday they all attended a Thomsen reunion at Lake Park. Bill Skowron, stronf-arm long* ball hitting first baseman of tie Yanks. Others now in the majors ifi» elude Bob Cerv and Jack Urbsft of the Kansas " City Athletiag. Cerv. an outfielder, fcftd tfrbafi, a hurler, were both signed to Yankee contracts aftd later trad* ed to Kansas City. John Blanch* ard, a catcher with the Denver Bears, who should go Up to thl Yankees any day, was lured by Mr McDermott from scouts repre* senting 14 other major league clubs and put his name on a Yank contract. Blanchard played with Carroll in the Iowa State League several years ago when only 17 years of age. Two others who may make the jump to the parent club some day are Russ Snyder and Ken Hunt, now playing with New Orleans. Prior to his term as scout with the Yankees, which began in 1946, Joe served in the same capacity with the St. Louis Cardi* nals when he signed Murray Dickson, Johnny s Hopp, Eddie Lake, Max Marshall and "Marvin Felderman, who later caught for the Chicago Cubs. Dickson is still active in the majors, while Hopp spent 14 years with several major league teams and was a top outfielder-firstbaseman. McDermott used to play a lot of baseball in his younger days, then managed and owned various thibs which had working agreements with the Cardinals. He watches baseball players in action, practically every day, spending time at high school and Legion tourneys, games in minor leagues, including the Southern •Minnesota League, Western League and many others in his area. Joe's wifp doesn't see much of him even when he's home, because he usually travels out to the Sioux City ball park to watch Western League games. The Mc- fJermotts, who have two married daughters, one in California, the other at Mondamin, and a son who will graduate soon from Creighton U. at Omaha as a pharmacist, have had a permanent residence at Sioux City Since 1941. When he left here late Monday, Joe was on his way west in search of more new talent for the Yankee organization — and undoubtedly had a clear picture in his mind's eye of just exactly the man he wanted. And it's not bad to be wanted by the Yankees. (UDM Flash- foto Engraving) Have You Seen Diamond's Back To School New Selections? ^W3M«iEfE«««BBB»SYr^^ Lennie Lennox invites you] to visit our heating and airl conditioning display IOWA STATE FAIR VARIED INDUSTRIES BUILDING AUG.23..SEPT.1 See how easy it is to have 'ytar round' comfort ID your home. See why LtNNOjl leads the way to healthful • enjoyable • economical conditioning of the air in your homo. f engineers will be present to answer your questions. L S. Muckey I Your Certified ISfftfff Deafer Monday Night, Aug. 19-8 p. m. Free $89.50 Watch as Door Prize Yes, folks, a free $89.50 wristwatch will be given away absolutely free to some lucky person who attends the Caseprama next Monday night. Be sure to come. Entertainment ^^^_' <S>^__ ^^HH^^^^^^ v _ ^^ {•!dAtaS E OR lAmAAf S«h.a4en5orf and ------ . moment you take your seat, you'll be royally entertained at our presentation o f ihe CASfORAMA STARUTE REVIEW. AU the excitement of a State J?9ir-""p3rad§s, mysi?, refreshments and prizes! You'll see lively demonstrations of Case Tractors and implements— working under actual (eld conditions. New profit-making equipment will be on display and ready for your examination- TtM?re TyilJ t» e Case factory farm machinery experts tber#, too, for those questions you'd like answered* We'll be looking for how to attend! LOCATION ! Fw#"iq|lrMrUi of Pioneer Seed Corn Plant on Highway 169, See New CASE Crawler Tractors and Other New Equipment on Display by ... Taylor Implement Co. 9 . - nrv •Jl*.,' -'^ ' *• i p «vV*rf»« jft(>lk».*~iA 4( m-J^mmm A u - ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT ANNOUNCEMENTS for School Yoar 1967-68 I. School opens in grades Kg42 inch on Wednesday, August 28, 9:00 A, M. All classes will be dismissed by 12:00 noon on the opening day, resuming the regular sessions, full day, on Thursday, August 29. IT. All kindergartens will operate in half»day sessions. Assignments of town pupils to forenoon or afternoon sections will be made at the opening meeting Wednesday morning, if possible according to preference of parent. Rural pupils will be assigned according to bus routes and will be notified in advance. Parent requested to accompany child to register on first morning if possible. Present birth and health certificates. HI. Elementary buildings will house the following grades according to district assignment designated in part IV below: A. Third ward on East Elm & Phillips— grades Kg- 1-2. B. Bryant on East North & Moore — grades Kg-6 inclusive. C. Lucia Wallace on East Kennedy & Harriet — grades Kg-6 inclusive. D. Bertha Godfrey on East State & Main— grades Kg-6 inclusive. IV. Districts for assignment of town elementary pupils, kg-6 inclusive, to respective buildings for children who live in following areas A. Third Ward— Grades Kg. 1 & 2: Wooster on the west, Call on the south, Woodworth and Diagonal on the east, Milwaukee Railroad on the north. B. Bryant — Grades Kg. 1 & 2 who live north and west of the line: North Wooster to State, west to Harlan, south to McGregor, west to Hall, south on Hall to City limits. Grades 3, 4, 5 & 6 : same area extended to East Call and Northwestern Railroad. C. Lucia Wallace — Grades Kg.-6 inclusive: South and east of following boundary on South Hall to McGregor, to Harlan, to State, to Wooster, to Call, to Woodworth, thence south to city limits. D. Bertha Godfrey — all who live ih area east of following boundary — 1. Grades Kg. 1 & 2: Woodworth north from McGregor to Diagonal, to Milwaukee Railroad. Also, include all area north of Milwaukee Railroad. 2. For children grades 3, 4, 5 & 6: Woodworth north from McGregor to Call; thence west to Northwestern Railroad ; thence north to city limits following Northwestern Railroad as boundary. E. Rural children residing outside the city limits will be assigned according to respective building enrollment loads, details to be given to parents and respective bus drivers prior to the opening of school. V. Enrollment dates A. Pupils enrolling in 9th grade or above, NOT PREVIOUSLY ENROLLED IN THE ALGONA SCHOOLS, will be expected to register at the principal's office in the High School on Friday forenoon, August 23, sometime between 9:00 and 12:00; or, 7:00 to 8:00 that evening. B. All pupils attending 7th grade are asked to appear at the High School Junior Study Hall on Wednesday, August 21, 9:00 A. M. for this purpose. Also, any 8th grade pupil who has not attended Algona in the previous year should attend. C. All new pupils Kg.-6 inclusive, not previously enrolled, should report name, address, grade, other data, at the superintendent's office as soon as possible and not later than Monday, August 19. VI. Beginning age for kindergarten: five years of age on or before October 15, 1957; for first grade: six years of age on or before October 15, 1957. Birth certificate required. VII. Thirteen rural bus transportation routes have been set up to operate starting Wednesday, August 28. Parents of pupils on these routes are being notified on details prior to that date. Rural kindergarten children will be transported at mid-day according to schedule. * VIII. Fees for: Textbooks, other school supplies, and insurance All textbooks are purchased by the school and rented on a nonprofit basis according to schedule below. Kindergarten fee includes lunch. Certain fees for workbooks, etc., are collected in addition to the schedule in grades? 9-12, according to subjects taken. Gym towel service is included in the junior-senior high. All other items not included above are available at local stores. Uniform fees payable at opening of the school year are: Grade-Kindergarten: $6.00 per year 1-3; $4.00 per year 4-6: $5.00 per year 7-8: $6.00 per year 9-12: $6.00 per year Group insurance for pupils, covering accidents suffered at school or going to and from school, is available if the parent desires. The cost is $2,00 for Kg.-8tb,,and $2.50 for 942th (any pupil eligible except junior-senior high boys participating in football). Add this fee to the textbook fee if insurance is desired. IX. School lunch at noon will be served each school day starting Thursday, August 29, at the dining room in the Annex. Ail pupils in elementary grades taking lunch will be transported to and from the lunch room in school buses. The weekly ticket (5 meals) for elementary (Grades 1-6) will cost $1.25; for junior-senior high (Grades 7-12) $1.50. The daily ticket, elementary, will be 30c; for junior-senior high, 35c, Therefore, a saving of 25c per week will be made by purchasing weekly ticket, X. Traffic safety precautions are urged upon all parents and pupils. The special school stop signs will operate at the following hours: 8:15—9:15 a. m., 11:15 a. m.— l?15 p. m., 3;15~-4:3Q p. m, Parents of younger pupils are especially urged to direct their children by the safest routes to and from school, Horae'room teachers will cooperate. Students using bicycles should review the city ordinances on same, Rural children driving cars to school should leave them parked during the school day. Special instruction* in regard to safety will be given to students riding buses. XI. Of f ice hours Superiflteftdent, High School Building— Monday to Friday: 8:30< 1 2 J00 ; 1, '00.4:30} Saturday; 9 ;Q042;QQ, Phone CY 4-2147. Pruu-ipal*, Jr.-Sr. High, High School Building— same hours. Phone CY 4'2868 Elementary PrijmpiJs—'respecUye buildings^Monday to Friday: 8;3042;00, 1;0Q«4;30, Phone; B™«it,-CT 4-4568, Third Ward^CY 4'398Q, Lucia Wallace— CY 4-3875, Bertha Godfrey— CY 4-3H8 0, 1, Superintendent

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