The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 7, 1965 · Page 6
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 7, 1965
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It's Deny Menke Day, Bancroft, Saturday Big Leaguer Honor Guest In Home Town Bancroft will honor Its No. 1 baseball player with a "Deny Menke Day" banquet here Saturday, Oct. 9. The dinner will be held In St. John's hall at 8 o'clock In the evening. Guest speaker will be Stanley Grelgg, U. S. Representative from Iowa's sixth congressional district. Jim Fanning, assistant general manager of the Milwaukee Braves will accompany Menke to Bancroft. The Braves are moving to Atlanta next spring. The event Is being sponsored Jointly by the Bancroft Chamber of Commerce and the Bancroft Junior Chamber of Commerce. Deny will be at the local ball park Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p. m. f Oct. 9, to talk to the younger boys and sign autographs. Deny has complied an outstanding record as a ball player, starting right here in Bancroft when he played with St. John's team. After graduation, he played at Midland, Texas, and In 1959 played with Cedar Rapids In the Three-I-League. In 1960 he played for Yakima in the Northwest League and in 1961 moved up to Vancouver In the Pacific Coast League. Deny was voted to the All Star team at Midland, Yakima and Vancouver. He was also named Rookie of the Year while playing with the Vancouver club. Deny moved Into the Majors In 1962 and played his first game with the Milwaukee Braves on April 14. His first Major League home run came May 15,1962 when he hit a grand slam homer against Pittsburg. As a rookie in 1962, Deny set an all-time Milwaukee record by seeing action at five different positions in the short time of 33 games. His batting average for the 1963 season was .234 with 11 home runs and 50 RBl's. Deny starred repeatedly for the Braves in his 1964 season. He hit a lofty .283 batting average and blasted 20 home:': runs, driving in 65 runs. The only shortstop to hit for a better average (.292) was the Cardinal's Dick Groat, one-time batting champion and the veteran is ten years older than Menke. In the field, Deny has a pair of the surest hands in the sport and a strong and accurate arm. On May 12 he received a badly strained ligament in his knee. This injury was nearly cleared up when thlebltis (infection in the veins) set in, causing the ligament to become painful again. Two weeks ago, a specialist in Detroit found a bone out of place ia his foot which causes the ligament to remain sore. Deny Is under treatment now to have this corrected. Although plagued by injuries this year, he is looking forward to a good year with the club next season. Deny is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Menke of Bancroft. Wildin Gets Four Trophies, Race Banquet Fairground Motor Racing Assn. members wound up the season Saturday night with a trophy banquet at the Surf ballroom. One of the big names in car racing, Rodger Ward, Indianapolis, sparked the party by telling of the events of his life. Ward used his own brand of humor in entertaining the more than 200 people present. Les Wildin, Algona, walked off with four big trophies in the modifieds as the top driver of the season at four tracks. Algona, Webster City, Mason City and Cresco. At Algona in the modified class, Wayne Funk, Humboldt, was second, and Larry Nerdig, Forest City, third; at Mason City Ted Ziemann was second and Jim Edgington, Algona, third. First-place trophies in hobby stock class at tracks went to Webster City - Danny Reuth, Ames; Cresco - Willie Wilcox, Mclntire; Algona - Butch Householder, Algona, and Mason City Jerry Hejna, Ventura. Chosen by their fellow drivers as the best sportsmen were Edgington, Hejna and Wilcox. Edgington also received the rookie-of-the-year award. Presenting Hurt's 1965 Bears _* _**>^ mn f -GP' n* 6-Alflona (la.) Upper Dti Molnti Thursday, October 7, 1965 West Bend Pulls Twin Rivers In To Win In Last 4 Minutes West Bend scored with four minutes left In Uie game to pull out a 13-7 victory over Sioux Valley at Sioux Valley Friday night In a Corn Belt conference game. The Bulldog's Terry Lampe recovered a fumble on the Sioux Valley 25-yard line In the middle of the final period. It took the winners 12 consecutive plays to score with Wayne Hanselman's two-yard plunge on a fourth down play providing the margin. The first West Bend touchdown came In the first quarter when Wayne Banwart threw a 51-yard pass to Ron Struthers. Sioux Valley tied It in the same period on a 55-yard sprint off-tackle by King. 14-14 Tie; Season 1-2-1 The Twin Rivers Pirates scored late In the fourth quarter to tie Manson 14-14 at Manson Friday night In a Twin Lakes Conference surprise. Randv Junkman led off the scoring in the first quarter on a 46-yard run. Twin Rivers fought back as Mick Holland went In for a touchdown from the one yard line. Manson again took the lead in In the second quarter on a seven- yard pass from Jim Wahlstrom to Denny Coleman. Twin Rivers scored with only 1:06 left on another one-yard plunge by Mick Holland to tie the score. Manson is now 2-0-2 for the season, tied also by Sutherland in the opener. Twin Rivers is now 12-1 for the season. Burt high school's Bears battled gamely Friday night before bowing to Titonka's potent Indians, 35-0, In a State Line Conference game. The loss was the fourth straight for Burt, whose squad Is shown above. Pictured are, front row, left to right, Doug Black, Clint Patterson, Joe Fries, Bob Ortman, Doc Cunningham, Brad Cranston, Tom Llchter, Mike Hamilton and Jim Baer. Second row, left to right, Assistant Coach Rich Strauss, Jim Redemske, Wayne Lavrenz, Duane Peter, Howard Batt, John Fries, Henry Meier and Coach Al Moppen. In recent years, Burt has been hampered by a lack of squad members - and this year is no different. Coach Kloppen had about two teams of 11 each when practice sessions started, but five are out with injuries. It Is difficult to win without depth and the Bears are again without it. Don Gifford, one of the top players on the squad, was not present when the photo was snapped. (UDM Newsfoto) Senfral Falls To Armstrong By 12 To 6 SENTRAL - A last chance scoring effort by Sentral, fell by the wayside as the Armstrong Tigers defeated Sentral 12-6 in State Line action Friday night. Sentral, In the last quarter completed a pass to the one yard line with seconds to go, but had the play called back because of a penalty, Sentral ran the clock out with two incomplete passes. Sentral scored in the first quarter on a Mark Geitzenauer to Alan Luedtke pass that covered six yards. Sentral held that lead until the second half. Armstrong scored in the third quarter on a six yard run by Dan Laffey. Midway In the fourth quarter, Jim Rooney passed to Alan Lindell who made a circus grab for the touchdown on a play that covered 40 yards. Dennis McManus w»s a standout on defense for Armstrong. Duane DeSart stood out on defense for Sentral with 16 unassisted tackles. ARMSTRONG 0 0 6 6 - 12 SENTRAL 6 0 0 0 - 6 WORK&ORNER SPORTS CHATTER AHS At Iowa Falls And GHS Homecoming On Tap Algona's Bulldogs will be seeking to remain unbeaten and Garrigan's Golden Bear swill attempt to chalk up a big Homecoming win in games this weekend.- The Bulldogs, now 4-0 for the season and 3-0 in the North Central Conference, will travel to Iowa Falls for a meeting with the tall-end Cadets, who are 0-3 in the loop. Iowa Falls, despite its record, Is capable of playing rugged football and all Cadet defeats have been by slim margins. Humboldt downed Iowa Falls, 20-14, last Friday while Algona took a 14-6 verdict from Clarion. Garrlgan, meanwhile, will host Dubuque Wanlert, largest high school in the entire state, in its Homecoming game here Saturday night. The Bears will put their 1-2-1 record on the line. They dropped a hard-fought 7-0 decision to Ft. Dodge St. Edmond last Saturday night and will be out to even the season won-lost mark. Garrlgan's Homecoming King and Queen will also be crowned that night. Queen candidates are Shirley Heimer, Sharon Ludwig, Janet McGui're and Betty Plathe, while King candidates are Dick Blelch, Mike Llckteig, Bill Milder and Joe Ringsdorf. The royalty will preside over the Homecoming Dance, which will follow the game. To date, the Bears have been outscored 42-26 in four contests a somewhat surprising fact, because Coach Beanie Cooper's club has outgained all opposition In those same four contests, 710664, rushing and passing. The Bears hold the upper hand in the air, while opponents have gained more yardage on the ground. Bill Reding, still sidelined with a broken thumb, remains the Bears' offensive leader with 298 yards, including 261 on 24 of 55 passes completed. Bill Milder is next with 159, followed by Dick Bleich with 122 (he was idle for two games due to an injury) and Denny Hudspeth with 102. The Bears have been rugged on defense most of the time, but have had trouble crossing the goal line. Coach Jim Hershberger's Bulldogs also feature a rugged defense and an offense, built around one of the hardest running backs ever seen here, Dave Martin, senior halfback. Martin has topped 100 yards rushing every night so far tills season, his jaunts ranging from that hard-to- get two yards to longer distances. Algona has out-scored four opponents, 59-31, to date and on two occasions squeezed out one- point decisions. The passing attack jelled against Clarion as Mark Conn, quarterback, got some good catches out of ends Dale Teeter and Bill Boldridge and Algona wound up with 132 yards on six completions in 11 tries. Teeter nabbed four for 103 yards and Boldridge got the other two, good for 29 yards. Both Algona touchdowns against the Cowboys came as a result of a good combination or running and passing. Martin Is also the workhorse in the backfield, proven by his 23 carries against Clarion, three times as many as any other local ball carrier. And he's a roaring terror on defense, also. - o - OTHER GAMES In other contests around this area Friday night, Titonka's Indians, leading the State Line Conference and unbeaten in four outings, host Nora Springs in a non-loop fray; Swea City's potent Trojans host Sentral, with the home club 3-0-1 for the year and Sentral 2-2 after two straight losses; and Burt's under-manned club, winless In four tries, will host a good Lincoln-Central team. Drake's 'Back Of The Week' Drake football coach Jack Wallace, Monday named his back and lineman of the week after Drake's 24-8 win over Southwest Missouri and introduced them to the Monday noon meeting of the Drake Quarterback Club at Hotel Kirkwood in Des Moines. Both men named were from his defensive unit, Tom Waller of Algona who plays defensive halfback and safety man, and Steve Chevreaux ofStroud, Okla., a lineman. Waller, an all-state quarterback at Algona high, leads the Bulldogs in pass interceptions and return of kicks, Algona's two high schools, Algona Hi and Garrigan, came in for some printed comment by Brad Wilson of the Des Moines Register sports staff, Tuesday morning. The comment follows: Algona Coach Jim Hershberger is rebuilding around one veteran lineman, but what aperformerhe is. Bob Bradford, 205 and a senior, makes all the trap plays, pulls out for blocks on sweeps and is the nose guard on defense with fine pursuit. Algona's backfield is better than average in the league. It includes Dave Martin, 170-pound senior who won the state Class A 145-pound wrestling title last winter. Dave is the son of Champ Martin, the Algona wrestling coach. "He's as good a runner as I've ever had," said Hershberger of his halfback, who has averaged 100 yards rushing. Dave competed in the sprints and as a hurdler in the state track meet last spring and spent the summer catching for the baseball team. Glen Tschetter, the other halfback, is only 5-7. Fullback Tom Fitzpatrlck, at 210, "could be the most punishing fullback in the league." But he is getting competition for his Job from 175-pound junior Bob Farnham, whose brother, Bill, handles center chores and a defensive end assignment. The split end is Dale Teeter, a 6-foot 5-inch pass snagger who gained fame three seasons ago in the state basketball tournament with his free-throw accuracy. Even Algona's Hershberger is envious of Garrigan Coach Beanie Cooper when it comes to halfbacks. The parochial school has a top runner in 155-pound Dick Bleich. Bleich cbmpiled a'*.B rushing figure in early games with a club Coach Cooper thought "should have been one of my best." Injuries, however, have crippled this team. Joe Ringsdorf, a 175-pound fullback, started the chain of ill luck by breaking his leg. Then quarterback Bill Reding, a 6-3 Junior, broke his thumb against Mason City and won't be back after a 300-yard passing start in two games. Cooper has some tackle prospects he thinks are comparable to Paul Seller, now at Notre Dame. They are Dick Mulier, a 225-pound junior who is 6-4, and his sophomore brother, Jack, 207 and 6-3. "Nobody is running over this pair," says Cooper. GRID GUESSERS CONTEST BY OLD MAN MOSE games guessed correctly out of 20 took in last Saturday's barn burner featuring Two entries with 15 first ami second place a host of upsets. Dave Hanselman of Algoua won first place. His high score game guess was 48. The actual tiigh point total was 46 (UCLA 24, Peim State 22). R. G. Williams of Algona, better known as Bob, took second, 15 right and a liigh game total of 57. Third place, with 14 correct and a high game total of 42, was J. G. Grotte, Algona. Just a step behind liim, on the Honor Roll but out of the money, was Mrs. Mel Bay with 14 right and a high game of 36, Dick palmer, Jerome McCarthy and Karen Lierley, all of Algona, and Dave Everds, Allison. There were- a host of 13 guessers, and the largest group fell into the 12 correct bracket. And some of our entries are in the habit of writing in a wisecrack, now and then. Seated in loneliness on the Mourner's Bench for the coming week is Dave Huling of Britt, who picked only seven winners right. Same rules, same prizes, all in Tuesday's Upper Des Moines with 20 brand new games of major interest. TURN THIS "WILDCAT" LOOSE IN YOUR CORNFIELDS! The all new Stan-Hoist Wildcat Shredder tears, chops, shreds, chews, cuts tough, heavy corn stalks to ribbons! Full 66-inch cutting width. Adjustable rear, doors place trash right where you want it. Won't windrow! Floating action allows "Wildcat" to ride, hug the ground better. Optional hitch allows you to turn on a dime ... no more need to worry about sharp turns! No knuckle bind or rattle! ASK US TO TURN CORN FIELD . "WILDCAT" LOOSE IN YOUR . Wfi'LL DEMONSTRATE." Stop or call today/ JOE BRADLEY EQUIPMENT "That Funny Feeling" openi Sunday at the Alaona Theatre For the first lime In the 17 movies she has made, Sandra Dee takes a bath—a luxurious bubble-fllled one, In Unlversal's zany romantic comedy in Technicolor. "That Funny Feeling." She co-stars with. Bobbv Darin and Donald O'Connor. Rent Blue Lustre Electric Carpet Shampooer $1 Now you can rent a Blue Lustre Electric Carpet Shampooer for $1 a day when you buy famous Blue Lustre Shampoo. Save big with this easy-to-use "do-it-yourself" equipment. You'll be amazed at the new look of your carpeting. FREDERICK V * S HARDWARE A L O O N A ,** THUR. thru SAT., SATURDAY MAT. 1:30 ALGONA STOP WORRYING! .-,,,... r ,, f .... j -•<•,-„,? - «- , . _ . ~ ; i^';-:-^if,^ THE BEATLES \ are more Colorful than COLOR ! " ELEANOR BRON VICTOR SPINEITI ROY KINN.EAR " PLUS COLOR CARTOON AND "3 STOOGE" COMEDY CHILDREN 50c FOR THIS SHOW ALGONA SUN, thru WED., OCT. 10 -13 SHE DECORATES BACHELOR APARTMENTS T«ehni««>' 0 !> NITA •••....;ffi-- CO'&tarrinfl NITA TALBOT STORCH CARROLL

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