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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, DECEMBEE 24 • 1936 THIRTEEN PITT, HUSKIES TO SEEK FIRST BOWL WIN OUT of the PRESSBOX Al Mhchall DEAR SANTA CLAUS: I thought I'd write and tell you what we want for Christmas. We have been good girls and boys, that is most of us have, and we hope that you don't forget us when you're getting around Thursday night. * * * First of all, will you bring Mason City's Mohawks a nice, new basket-shooting average . , . something like three for five ... so ihcy can beat Clear Lake and Davenport? Then you might give the Trojan starting lineup a set ol stilts. . . . DON'T FORGET CHRIS! And please, Santa, don't forget Chris Johnston. He wants a sectional tournament. . . . Henry Thomas, up at Northwood, wants one, too ... but he got George Brown to help him dedicate his new gymnasium. Slip Shoemaker, at St. Ansgar. wants another Fred Cordon . . . and a winning stream like last year's and the year before. And R. T. Mitchell, at Osage, would like another year of eligibility for those dozen or so seniors who brought him tie Northeast Iowa conference football title last fall. 1 don't know what Clifi Boy Ian wants, at Charles City ... but heck, his boys beat Mason City anyway. . . . « * * * The Rev. Bernard Whits, down on the southside, would like to have Lowell Peterson, Leo Ryan, and maybe a few others back in high school. Johnny Carroll's doing all right dt Holy Family . . . he'll have most of his boys back next fall, too. You might find him an extra Cavanauah ... or another Carroll, for that matter, when the football season comes around again, though. . HANS NEEDS HELP! And please. Santa, bring Hans Pusch a new adding machine . . . he's going to need it. if the boys keep on cracking the maple sticks : like they have been during the' first half of the season. Howard Barker would like you to bring him the rest of the winning streak that his kids put together during the early part of the v.-restling season . . . and some crowds, too . . , BOTH DEFEATED IN PAST GAMES AT GIANT BOWL Panthers Have Poorest of Eastern Team Records m Annual Scrap. By HENRY SUPER PASADENA, Cal., (UP)—Pittsburgh's mighty Panthers and the Huskies of Washington ciush in the .\venucth annual tournament of roses football game Nc\v Year's clay with each seeking to score the first victory in the huge Pasadena bowl. Both elevens—Washington, the champion of the Pacific Coast, and Pittsburgh, which was voted the outstanding eastern team of 1936 —have been defeated this season. Neither has a claim on the national title. So the only "angle" to the game is that the winner finally will crash the Rose Bowl victory column. Lost to Alabama. Washington played first here in 1926 when it was whipped by Alabama 20-19. In 1924, the Huskies played a 14-14 deadlock with Navy. Pittsburgh, playing in Pasadena for the fourth time, has the dullest record of any team ever to represent the cast. The Panthers' best stand was their first—in 1928 when they lost only 7-6 to Stanford. In 1930, Pittsburgh came west with nine straight victories but that skein was snapped 47-14 by University of Southern California. Three years later the Trojans again pummeled the Panthers, 35-0, for the worst beating any team has taken in the bowl. Play Savage Game. Despite their previous records, these giants are expected to wage I one of the most savage games in the history of the series. And, despite criticism for inviting Pittsburgh over Louisiana State a crowd of 75,000 is expected to sec ! the game. I Pittsburgh's record is marred by a scoreless tie wiih Fordham j and a 7-0 upset defeat by Du- ' quesne. Washington started the season with a 14-7 licking by Minnesota. Later Washington's rec- GAZETTE S Don't Change Grid Rules, Says Schommer Slapnicka to See Boy Star About Salary Tribe Business Boss Sets Out for Iowa to Talk to Bobby Feller. CLEVELAND, (ffi) — Cyril C. Snapnicka, business manager of the Cleveland Indians, left Thursday on a holiday trip on which he plans to discuss 1937 contracts with Pitcher Bob Feller and two other Cleveland players. Slapnicka said he would spend the holidays in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and would attempt to sign Pitcher Earl Whitehill there. Next on the tour is a call on First Baseman Hal Trosky, who led the American league last season in runs batted in, at Norway, Iowa, and then he will drive to Van Meter, Iowa, to talk with Feller. Feller, the rookie Iowa schoolboy who broke the American league single game strikeout record last season by whiffing 17 Philadelphia Athletics, has said he would demand 520,000 for his first full season in professional baseball. Jesse Owens to Put Folks in New Home CLEVELAND. (UP)—Jesse Owens, hero of the Berlin Olympics, has bought a large home for his parents 'with the first money he | has earned since the events. For Cleveland and Emma Owens, Jesse's parents, the new house, of 11 rooms, represents a move into much more comfortable quarters than the humble home they furtner when Stanlord Minnesotans Get Venison This Christmas venison was taken 60 miles north of Deer River, Minn., by a party of Lyle, Minn., businessmen and Bert Saulsbury, formerly from Mason City, who now farms near Lyle. From left to right in the group are Jay Martensen, John Nelson, Alvin Nelson, Leonard Lcidall, Charles Howard, Newell Nelson and Bert Saulsbury. (Kayenay Engraving) Heavyweight Tangle Gets Worse as Backers Confer MUSIC IS ADDED AT GAGE GAMES Louis Bout With Pastor* Causes Trouble Now in East Rings. NEW YORK, MV-The heavyweight situation in general and the proposed Joe Louis-Bob Pastor fight in particular are running into more angles than a class in geometry. With the Jim Braddock-Max Schmeling hullabaloo apparently quieted for the time being by Der Moxie's quick trans-Atlantic trip, attention is centered on the proposed Louis-Pastor bout next had occupied. | month. Jesse plans to buy the furniture j The rival promoters, Mike Ja" Volney Hansen would like to | have both the city and Legion golf titles in the same season ... he s never been able to win both of "em yet . . . and thanks for taking care'of Harris Gilpin in the Leg- held it to a 14-14 tie. But in their last game, the Hi kies rose to the heights with a 40-0 triumph over Washington State—a victory that gave '.'lem the coast title and the Bowl bid, for Washington State could have taken the honors by winning. Both Played Nine Games. Each team has played nine games with Pittsburgh's record slightly the better. The Panthers' victims include Notre Dame, which and all "'fixings," too. "I'm really going to make 'mom' comfortable. i There'll be about $2,000 worth of T get new furniture when I through," he grinned when announcement of the purchase was made. toppled mighty Northwestern; Ne- tournament last year, but don't | braska which almost whipped Motherless Triplet Baby Boys Will Be Rockwell Residents should , break has «one out and j ern California., ; o ralfthe" basketball players he ! The Pittsburgh attack features ROCKWELL—Maurice Edge of Racine, Minn., was in Rockwell esota and Ohio State. Wash- | Tuesday, making «.A-angements n's best victories were over | with his sister-in-law, Mrs. John ' Hinrichs, for the care of his three months old triplet boys whose can find ... but you might give him a pitcher for next softball season ... he had to call in a couple of boys from his "farm" clubs last year to beat Mier Wolf in the Iowa-Southern Minnesota tournament ... and at that, you did a nice job of distributing the softball championships between the two clubs last season. But don't forget Johnnie Her- inanson this year! young Marshall (Biggie) Goldberg, the sophomore sensation of 1936. This West Virginia juggernaut gained 860 yards from scrimmage during the season, running wild against Notre Dame. Have Rugged Line. Pittsburgh has a rugged line and j mother died at the time of their birth and have since been cared for at the Rochester hospital. The three boy babies arrived at the Hinrichs home, which was hitherto childless, on Wednesday after- a smashing backfield. The thers rely mostly on their ground attack which has netted 2,531 Hurt Unloading Coal. Pan _ | HAMPTON—Frank Grover suffered broken knuckles and crushed | yards this season. Nine opponents ! made only 1,061 yards through MORE OF THE SAME I that wall which includes Averill And you can bring the golf fans i Daniel!, All-America tackle, another championship match be- Washington, coached by Jimmy tween Ann Casey and Fern Wil- phelan, has a wealth of good mason . . . Just as good as last year's | terial. as much as three deep in by the way, how about giving | each position. Outstanding man on Ann a little, help in the state worn- i the squad is Max Storcevitch, Allen's tournament, too? ! America guard. And will you please bring Ma- Huskies Fear Passes. son City's baseball teams a park In lho backi -j e id the Huskies to play in ... and some people to | havg Elmer Lo gg, one of the best bones in his hand Tuesday while unloading coal at the Townsend and Merrill lumber yard when a large piece of coal fell on his hand. Visit in Blue Earth. BUFFALO CENTER—Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Weaver are spending a few days in Blue Earth with Mrs. Weaver's mother/ sit in the grandstand? Maybe if vou'd bring them a set of lights, so they wouldn't have to play twilight ball, that would help . . . ** * » f Fred Mitchell wants a new concrete and steel grandstand at his race track ... and let the wind go, after that! He'd like some patronage for the harness races, too . . . Wichita Beats Drake in Long. Rough Test WICHITA, Kans., (jP>—Wichita university defeated the Drake university basketball team 42 to 38 in a rough overtime game here Wednesday night which ended the Bulldogs pre-holiday competition on the road. Forty-two personal fouis were called, Wichita losing three men and Drake two because of fouling. kickers of the season, and a pair of smart, fast backs in Jim Cain and Byron Haines. At fullback, Nowogrowski is strong. The Huskies' only apparent weakness is against a passing attack—it was a pass that lost the Minnesota game for them. On the ground they had made 1,756 yards this year and yielded only | 696 to the opposition. They are rated one of the strongest teams ever produced on the coast since Howard Jones' last championship eleven at Southern California. J Tennis Aces to Play at Sugar Bowl Event NEW ORLEANS, (UP) — Big names in the tennis world will be back in New Orleans as '.he year closes to compete in the third annual Sugar Bowl play. Arthur Hendrix, Lakel^d, Fla., will be defending champion, Douglas Watters, chairman of the tennis division of the Mid-Winter Sports association, announced. Others who have accepted invitations to the tournament are: Bryan "Bitsy" Grant, Atlanta's No. 3 in national ranking; Frankie - Parker, formerly of New Orleans, No. 5 racquet wielder; Bobby Riggs, national clay court champion; Wayne Sabin, of California; Johnny Van Ryn, former national doub.'ss champion, and Wilmer Al- lisor., who won the first Sugar Bovl tournament. Cage Scores HIGH SCHOOL SI. fHlrick's (Dougherty) If'-l-: T A. i Charles City) Ki-M. Swalcdalc :!tl; MftNCrvey Ml. Orchard I!)-!.-;; I.illlc Cedar I'.'-ll. Orchard :i'-3I: Alia Vista i!i-U. Visitor From Chicago. ROWAN—Mrs. Everett Smith of Chicago, is visiting at the parental A. C. Reitz home. NUMSKUU. DEAR. NOAH •= IS A SUBJECT -TO -THE A1KTEMWEAO DEAR MOA.H = IF A PLTMOU-TU RoC\t MEM 1_A.Y A. t TDK. DIEAR OLO A4OA.H Here a Bowl and There a Bowl—on New Year's Day By THE UNITED FSESS E IGHT football games, six of them "bowl" affairs and one an all-star contest, are scheduled for New Year's day. Here's the list: Rose Bowl, Pasadena: Washington vs. Pitt. Sugar Bowl, New Orleans: L. S. U. vs. Santa Clara. Orange Bowl, Miami: Mississippi State vs. Duquesne. Sun Bowl, El Paso: Hardin Simmons vs. Texas Mines. Cotton Bowl, Dallas: T. C. U. vs. Marqueltc. Bacardi Bowl, Havana: Auburn vs. Villanova. All-Stars. San Francisco: East vs. West. Charity Game, Santa Barbara: New Mexico State vs. Santa Barbara State. cobs and Madison Square Garden's Jimmy Johnston, whose differences are holding up the negotiations, were scheduled for another conference Thursday. Jacobs is insisting on an option on Pastor's services for three years if he should beat Louis, and the Garden is insistent against such a demand. Meantime, Broadway's boxing boulevard wondered about a statement attributed to Jacobs, quoting him as threatening to keep Louis out of New York state rings unless the state athletic commission rescinds a couple of decisions adverse to the promoter. These were (1) that Jacobs must not present wrestling shows in his hippodrome on Monday nights, because that night is reserved for Jack Curley's presentations at an uptown armory, and (2) that another opponent than Red Burman of Washington must be found for Gunnar Barlund, the impressive Finnish heavyweight. Commission said Burman was "not a suitable opponent" for the Finn. Orchard High Wins in Two Cage Tests 0 R C H A R D— Orchard high school won two doubleheader basketball contests. Little Cedar was defeated by the varsity 19 to 12, and the reserves won 15 to 11. Alta Vitsa was defeated in a fast contest by the score of 31 to 19, the reserves winning 31 to 12. The teamwork of both visiting squads was an outstanding feature, with Orchard having a firmer defense and a more sustained offense. WEST LEADS EAST'S TEAMS IN CONTESTS AT PASADENA FESTS PASADENA, Cal., (UP)— The Pacific coast holds the edge over its Tournament of Roses rivals in 19 games played to date.- Nine times the far western representative has won. The east has won seven and three games ended in ties. The record: 1916—Washington State 14; Brown 0. 1917—Oregon 14; Pennsylvania 0. 1920—Oregon 6; Harvard 7. 1921—California 28; Ohio State 0. 1922—California 0; Washington and Jefferson 0. 1923—Southern California" 14; Penn State 3. 1924—Washington 14; Navy 14. 1925—Stanford 10; Notre Dame 27. 1926—Washington 19; Alabama 20. 1927—Stanford 7; Alabama 7. 1928—Stanford 7; Pittsburgh 6. 1929—California 7; Georgia Tech 8. 1930—Southern California 47; Pittsburgh 14. 1931—Washington State 6; Alabama 24. 1932—Southern California 35; Pittsburgh 0. 1934—Stanford 0; Columbia 7. 1935—Stanford 13; Alabama 29, 1936—Stanford 7; Southern Methodist 0. Note—In 1918 and 1919 service men teams played. Dizzy Dean's Namesake Is Baby Chimp in Winter Quarters of Show. from NEW YORK, (/P)—Notes the sports world: Dizzy Dean's namesake in the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey circus now at Sarasota is a baby chimpanzee. . . . Special entertainment, including a 50 piece band and 36 singers, will entertain fans at each of the U. of Iowa's home basketball games this winter. .. . Duquesne university boasts two extremes in basketball—its co-captain and center, Ed Kweller, is 6 feet, 7 inches. . .. Guard Tuffy Tavano is only 4 feet 11. . . . American preparations for the coming Davis cup campaign are more intensive than ever. . . . Don Budge, Gene Mako, Bobby Riggs and Joey Hunt are all being groomed in California under directions from New York. * v * MIKE STAYS IN Mike Basrak, Duquesnes' star center, played in seventeen CO minute football games, . . . With nominations already up to between 80 and 90, the field for the third annual running of the Santa Anita Handicap probably will be the largest on record. . . . The value of the Preakness Stakes, recently raised to 350,000, now is on a par with the Kentucky Derby. . . . Reports have it than Vince Di Maggio, Boston Bee rookie, has one of the best arms in baseball and if his hitting comes up to par, he and brother Joe will rank with any brother act in baseball's history. . . . Rogers Hornsby won't let his "Brownies" smoke in the clubhouse. Cy Blanton and Carl Hubbell, pitching rivals during the major league season, are rival basketball managers during the winter. . . . <r ft a GIANTS NEED CROWDS! The Giants must draw nearly 800,000 cash customers to break even on a baseball season. . . . Red Rolfe won plenty wagering on Dartmouth, his alma mater, during the football season. . . . Hank Leiber holds the record for the longest "out" clout in world series—Joe Di Maggio caught his 460 foot drive. . . . Twenty-one of Joe Di Maggio's 29 homeruns last season were made on the road, . , . The name hockey is of French origin, "Hoquit" meaning a shepherds' crook. . . . Frank Boucher, oldest player in National league hockey from standpoint of service, has spent only 104 minutes in the penalty box in nine seasons. Star Jumpers Go to Land of Sun to Find Wood for Best Skis OCALA, Fla,, (UP) — Though snow and ice are virtually unknown in this state, self-styled "the Kingdom of the Sun," a Florida company here daily turns out material for skis to be used for the greatest ski-jumpers in the world. Each week large shipments of rough "billets" are .sent to European countries by the White Hickory company to be. converted into skis. Shipments are made to Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and Germany. The hickory found in this section is said to be the finest obtainable for skis. The local company has been operating for six years and orders grow annually. Dick Durrance, internationally- known skiier from Tarpon Springs, Fla., uses skis made from Florida hickory. Durance now is a student at Dartmouth. TAKES COURAGE TO SLAP ON BIG GRID PENALTIES Umpires, Judges Need to Be Cage Officials to See Interference. CHICAGO, (IP)— John L. Schommer, dean of Western conference football officials, believes that courageous enforcement, rather than change, is the principal need of football rules. Schommer, a brilliant end at the University of Chicago under Amos AJonzo Stagg during the days of the great Wally Steffen and Walter Eckersall, and for 27 years a football official, forsees much discussion on grid rules when football coaches meet in New York Dec, 28. "The forward pass interference rule has caused widespread debate because of the part it has played in deciding games," said Schommer. "It's a good, fair rule and it emphasizes, more than does any other regulation, the need for officials who know their business. "The reason referees last longer in football is because calling such decisions as interferences on passes falls on the umpires and field judges. Those officials are men who should have plenty of courage and should have played basketball as well as football. In a basketball game the officials constantly are ruling on the football type of pass interference play. "The official must know whether the balJ or man is being played by the defending players. He should be able to see if- the intended receiver has been given an albow in the chest, hand in the face, bump by the hips or stomach—and those things happen in fractions of seconds. If the official knows what he is doing and calls them right there will be fewer protests by irate coaches and fans." GONNIE STANDS PAT NEXT YEAR A's Have Few Stars to Go Into Deals; Mack to Develop Hurlers. NEW YORK, (UP)—The Philadelphia Athletics, cellar occupants of the American league in 1936 are expected to stand pat next year. —• Connie Mack, manager of the is not Connie Mack, manager Athletics, has said there enough trading done in the majors, yet he probably will be the least active of all the managers during the "hot stove" season. This is because of choice and because he has few players to trade. Bob Johnson and "Pinky" Higgins are the only players Mack might be willing to trade. Mack's 'own bartering in previous years of such stars as Jimmy Foxx, Bob "Lefty" Grove and Eric McNair, stripped his roster- of championship talent and dropped his former winners to perennial cellar tenants. Sink to New Low. Nicknames such as "lowly A's," pitiful remnants, and "semipros" were hung on the one-time pennant winners. Only two players batted over .300 during the past season and a woefully weak pitching staff was unable to hold tRe enemy in check. Convinced that an impregnable hurling corps is the first requisite in the revival of his club, Mack will concentrate on developing pitchers during the second chapter of his seasoning process. Mack plans to bring up quite a few strangers and, with 30 year old rookie, Harry Kelley, as the nub, he hopes to fashion a fair pitching staff. Kelley, drafted from Atlanta in 1936, won 15 and lost 12. Rookies May Stand Out. Several of the rookies Mack discovered this year have had favorable glances cast at them by other big league clubs. Pitchers Herman Fink and Buck Ross were two who performed well in 1936. Ross was the only Athletic pitcher to win a series from, the world champion New York Yankees. Although every club in the league has bright prospects, no manager is more optimistic than Mack, who says his club will be right in the middle of the pennant' fight—although if it gets a notch or two out of last place, Mack probably will be well pleased. Max Thinks of ManHeLicked in Ring Scrap No False Sentiment When Schmeling Sends His Flowers to Strib. By SCOTTY RESTON NEW YORK, (£>)—A wreath lies this Christmas eve on the grave of W. L. (Young) Stribli^g, and on the wreath a' card, which reads: "In fond memory of days spent together in loving friendship." Schmeling It was sent by Max No false sentiment in this, either Max had a sincere affection for the Georgian whom he battered around a Cleveland ring one July night five years ago . . . North Carolina tried to keep its dismissal of Coach Hunk Anderson quiet until this week which was like trying to keep Christmas quiet. $ if :!( CHRISTMAS NOTE: Three days on this column and what do we get? A bird, from some malicious pal! . . . Princeton has at least taken revenge for that 2623 football defeat -at the hands of Yale . . . The Princetons beat the Yales at chess this week, 3 to 0 ., . . Indiana's basketball team scored 149 points in its first three games this season . . . Doyle says the bettors in Jack this country are getting sweepstakes- minded There is a growing Cornell to Get New Sports Script ROCHESTER, N. Y., Cornell university will re>] proximately $100,000 tcf athletic scholarships be*' year old woman liked 3? of the $200,000 residfrs. left by Mrs. MerryjFas widow of a candy n% cor was bequeathed to tl%were stitution for that pur*r Osa] tendency to bet on the long shots . . . Wonder if Rabbit Maranville remembers the time he walked into a hotel 'in St. Louis, marched over to a goldfish bowl, spotted one little fish in particular, picked it out, and then calmly—swallowed it! . . . * * * WHEN THE football coaches convene here next week, Harry Stuhldreher oi Wisconsin will suggest abolition of the huddle But the huddle, invented by Zuppke of Illinois, will likely stick . . . This corner finally has some hope about the wrestling situation . . . They've been having a wrestling war over here . . . both Jack Curley and Mike Jacob;; wanted to stage wrestling acts ou Monday' nights . . . the state athletic commission gave Curley the sole right to the Monday shows . . . Now Mike says wrestling's no good except on Mondays ... We think this an understatement, at least . . . Jimmy Braddock gets S1.250 a week for his broadcast . .A Merry Christmas to Hunk Anderson, Jack Cheyigny and Vic Hanson . . . and if somebody can arrange a little yuletide peace for the great Dean, that's all right too! ROUGH SLEDDING FOR BIG TEN AS HOLIDAYS START Six Conference Squads Go Down in Games With Outside Teams. CHICAGO, (£>)—The going is getting rougher for Big Ten basketball teams as they prepare for the opening of the championship season early in January. During the last three days six conference outfits fell before nun- conference opponents, Illinois being the latest Big Ten squad to taste defeat The Illini, unable to get going during the first half, dropped a 31 to 25 decision to De Paul university of Chicago Wednesday night for their first loss Ln four starts this season. Sophs Come Through. Illinois' two sophomore flashes —Tom Msbet and Lou Boudreau —who have been playing sensational basektball, performed up to expectations, however, scoring 13 of the Illinois point total Boud- reali collected seven points on three field goals and a charity toss, with Nisbet getting three baskets. Willie Phillips scored 12 points for the victors, who recently gave Purdue a hard battle. Minnesota, defeated by North Dakota State, Kansas State and Nebraska, got back into the victory column at the expense of Creighton, 34 to 23. Bob Manly, center, paced Minnesota's attack with 12 points. Creighton Goes Dry. Creighton failed to score a field goal in the first 15 minutes of play. Wisconsin lost its second game of the season, bowing to Butler, f -3 to 23. Butler previously had lost four straight Wisconsin never had much chance against the Bulldog defense and Butler held a 24 to 9 lead'-at the intermission- Michigan's scrappy Wolverines took their three-game series with Washington at Seattle by winning the final tilt 39 to 33 in overtime. Michigan lost the wide margin. opener by a Meservey Loses to Swaledale Hoopers MESERVEY—Meservey high's inexperienced team lost a hard battle here to a veteran Swaledale team by a score of 30 to 19. The game was evenly fought throughout the first half, the half score being 18 to 12. Swaledale's greater speed and accuracy proved too much for the local boys in the. last half. This is Meservey's first year for basketball. Meservey's Independents defeated the Thornton Independents 28 to 20 in the final game of the evening. 6 Per Cent Gain in Fall Pig Crop Over Last Year Reported WASHINGTON, (7P)—An increase of about 6 per cent in *e fall pig crop this year over last was reported by toe agriculture department It said the combined 1936 sprmg and fall crop was about 20 per cent larger than last year. At the same time it reported a prospective decrease of above 5 per cent in the number of sows to farrow next spring compared with last. NUMSKUU, NOAM-IS PITCHEfe" MOTEL- ONE WHERE THEY 3OWL. YOU CVEE,TWEN PITCH YOU OUT ? NO AM-WHY DO PAINTERS WAIT UNTIL FAIR. WEATHEIE, TO PUT COATS ON -? BEN WILMEft .^f U-TQN, IUL. DONt FOftftCT^TO SCN& YOU* NUMNVT1ON MNU TO NOAH —'• Des Moines Team to Have Agreement for Season With Browns DES MOINES, (£•)—£. Lee Keyser, president of the Des Moines Western league baseball team returned home Thursday after arranging a working agreement with the St. Louis Browns for the 1937 season. The Browns, who paid Des Moines an unannounced sum. will select several players from the Demons at the end of the season. They also will send rookies here for development. The working agreement is the first Des Moines has had with a major league team. Keyser, after operating at a loss for the last four years, said he did not feel he could continue in baseball without major league assistance. Seven Cities to Be at League Meeting MOLINE, 111., (^(—Representatives of seven cities forming the tentative Thre'e-I league baseball circuit for 1937 will meet here Sunday, Harry R. Scranton, temporary chairman, said Thursday. The seven—Peoria, Decatur, Moline, Clinton, Iowa. Bloomington, Terre Haute and Evansville— have promises of major league backing for the season, Scranton said. Springfield, 111., is regarded as the probable eighth team in the league. Charles City Five Divides Two Tests CHARLES CITY—Immaculate Conception academy basketballers divided a twin contest with St. Patrick's at Dougherty Wednesday night. Immaculate Conception's varsity five lost 19 to 16, while the second team won 14 to 12. Bob Dolan was best for the winners of the varsity game with 8 points, while Anderson was high for the losers with 6 points. In the preliminary game, Dick Neff of the local team scored 10. points as did Sweeney for St. Patrick's. Dizzy Dean Has His Namesake in Show SARASOTA, Fla., (UP)—Dizzy Dean, pitching;, ; -^tar lor the St. Louis' Cardinals, has a. namesake in Uje Ringling Brother* and B«nr- num and Bailey circus winter quarters here. It U «.* baby chimpanzee, born "In'St. .Louis vrt*n the circus played that cKJjr and "reported to be the only baby chimp that survived birth in captivity. The chimpanzee' now weighs 3% pounds 'and its mother is a 150 pound specimen.

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