Crowd Welcomes State Cage Champs at
Maynard; Hairpins and cream Pie Slowed Team of 1924
It's hardly news now that the Maynard girls
are the basketball champions of Iowa. although the cheers haven't
quite died away.
But it is a fact that the fans of Maynard
will never lose of the community and especially their pride in the
girls who cooly won the state championship for the small town with
the bit heart.
Maynard folks had their hunches a year ago.
By late fall they were almost sure. And as the season went on, they
knew that Mel Kupferschmid's squad was bound for Des Moines.
As the hundreds of people welcomed the Blue
Devilettes home sunday, among the crowd was a few who recalled a
similar tournament. A state tournament at Iowa Falls. The year was
One of these was Mrs. Lois Davis (nee Bing)
now of Fayette. She was a member of the basketball squad from
Maynard that reached the state competition losing to Hull 20-14 in
the first round.
Another was Mrs. Nell Collier who was the
first woman coach at Maynard in 1919. She now lives near Olympia,
Wash., and is currently visiting her sister, Mrs. A. J. Fox in
Others present form the '24 team were Mrs.
Irene Silka Beebe of Sumner whose scoring record was a state mark
until Norma Schoulte of Monona and Sandy Fiete of Garnavillo topped
it in recent years; Mrs. Veerna silka Speak of George, Mrs. Lorraine
Thiele Bradshaw of Oelwein, Mrs. Florence Thiele Wise of West Union,
Mrs. Frances Rich Wammack of Maynard. Mrs. Carrie JOhnson Talcott of
Randalia who played on the 1905 team was also present.
From the 1924 tournament, Mrs. Davis recalls
that four of the girls were sick after eating cream pie. She
modestly suggest that the illness of key players gave her a chance
The big problem in practices, however, were
the bone hairpins falling on the floor. The hazard was realized
after one of Mrs. Davis' hairpins caused another player to slip and
fracture a wrist.A solution was reached when the mothers made
dusters for the girls to wear.
March 29, 1956
Birthday Party Honors Five Ladies
Mrs. Eugene Beck entertained Saturday
afternoon with a birthday party for several Fayette ladies. Honored
for their March birthdays were Mrs. J. D. Parker, Mrs. Dorothy
Gable, Mrs. C. R. Carpenter, Mrs. A. J. Fox, and Mrs. E. A.