Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on December 31, 1936 · Page 133
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Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, December 31, 1936
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NEW YEAR'S EDITION SECTION D PAGES 1 to 12 MASON CITY, IOWA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1936 MASON CITY ATHLETES IN TOP RANK CAGE TEAMS TO START YEAR AT nnilRI C RATTI pi UUUDLC DH I 1 1C Trojans Win State Crown on Gridiron to Head Lists Trojans Play Cleaners When js Meet Eldora for Evening. Preps Friday PROBABLE LINEUPS TROJANS MARSH.-SW1FT Lane -. - - F . . , Herbeuer F.... Sncll Sheckler Hcrl TIME: 7 O'CLOCK, FRIDAY Brouwtr Cordle Connelly Murray H»wks MOHAWKS Fletcher Gormmn Wallace •\\aat ELDORA . F - . . Creps f .Milton C Doud Miller .G Green TIME: *:."«. FRIDAY PLACE: Mason Ciiy hijh school. REFEREE: I. L. Huffman (1. S. T. C) Mason City's basketball teams have resolved to start the new vcar right with a pair of victories, and they'll set their first test without undue delay when both high school and cagers take the night, Jan. 1. The Trojans will junior court college Friday Teams Second Best in State, Other Squads Lost Major Titles Won in 1935. By AL MITCHELL Globe-Gazette Sports Editor There weren't so many victory trophies on Mason City's mantelpiece as 1936 closed its 12-month run Thursday. Where state champions ruled in a half dozen fields at the end of 1935, there was just the consolation of haying done a good job. One major athletic championship, claimed by Mason City junior college's football team, \vas the biggest state honor that went into the records. « The Trojans earned their .third* ' ' state title claim in a row, going through the football season without defeat, playing one scoreless tie game. They ran their string of home victories break as they to 19 without a counted up 124 have a bij job ahead—and they'll stick to their program of independent team competition for the fourth contest in a row when they meet a husky Marshall and Swift Cleaner clan in the opening contest, at 7 o'clock. All-Staters Meet. The Mohawks will meet a team that hasn't appeared heer since two all-state giants opposed each other at center in 1933-34. That season, Glenn Evers, six foot, six center, played opposite Verner Soballe, who towered to nearly the same height. Both v ere all-state football players, and both have gone on in college football. Evers is now at Northwestern, while So- balle is in the U. S. Naval acad- Eldora hign school will be the opposition for the prep squad, •wh'ich has discouraged its coach, points to 32 for their opponents for the second greatest season they had ever turned in. Mason City high school's grid- ders. beaten at home for the first •time since 1934, finished second in the Big Four conference race. CAGERS COME CLOSE TO STATE TITLE CLAIMS Mason City high school, with a state- basketball title to defend, staved off all comers except Ames, in the final game of the prep championship tournament, going to the final session for the fifth year in a row. The Mohawks lost 26 to 12 in the final game. A strong late-season team put Mason City junior college in the final game of the jaysec state tournament, held here in the worst weather of the worst winter on record. The small Trojans lost 37 to 22 to a big Albia squad. Mason City junior college won the Northwest conference crown, while Mason City high school took the Big Four honors. Neither team was defeated in its league. Winner of two out of three games with Holy Family, St. Joseph's Johawks were Catholic high school champions of Mason City. WRESTLERS FINISH IX Although they lost their district championship to Cresco, Mason C i ty 's " ~$fe$' ' wrestlers 'flrusned sixth in the state, and third in the Big Four conference, which was topped by Fort Dodge's champions. Biggest honors of the mat season came as Tom Rurneliote won the state 145-pound title, tossing Franklin Brown of Clarion in 5:48 in the final bracket. BASEBALL TEAM LOSES IN DISTRICT TOURNEY Mason City high school's base! ball team lost a bid to retain its state title, falling in the final game of a district tournament after winning its third county title in a row. The Mohawks were beaten by Rodrnan. 6 to J. A. "Judge" Grimsley, by los- j TOP HALF OF MEET ing three games in a row to close ' •—----- -•-— •>--- ' 1936's records. • May Change Lineup. The Mohawk- tutor may make one more experiment this week, it was indicated Thursday, when and if he sends sizable Jack MacDonald to a right forward position. Mickeies younger brother has worked his way back to the varsity squad, after failing to make the grade in the early season, and looks as though he might provide some of the basket-shooting accuracy that the preps need. Jack Wallace, will stay at the guard job he was assigned Tues- dav, a position in which he added strength to tic Mohawk defense. TURNDOWNBID FOR MEET SITE Iowa City Passed Up When State Cage Tourney Is Given to Capital. DES MOINES. (.?)—George A. Brown, executive secretary of the board in control of the Iowa high school athletic association, said \Vcdnesday the board accepted the invitation of the Greater Des Moines committee to hoid the annual championship boys' basketball tournament in Des Moines next March. The board, meeting here, set the dates for March 18, 19 and 20. A commiftee representing the Iowa City junior chamber of commerce sought to obtain the tournament for Iowa City, Brown said, but the board "thought it best to return the tournament to DCS Moines for another year." and North Des Moines went through to win back the st.ite honors it held t\vo seasons ago. Mason City sandlot teams played through eight weeks of summer baseball at the fairgrounds, the league breaking up when lack of attendance and internal strife cut the season short. Pabst Blue Ribbon led the standings as the seE.son ended. The American Legion juniors, winners of the fourth district title in Iowa last season, were defeated by Fayette in the district tournament final game this year. Bancroft went on to win the state title. Side and was beaten by North post of Minneapolis in a Iowa Takes Easy Day Before Tough Tussle IOWA CITY, W;—Coach Rollic Williams scheduled-only, a light workout for the University of Iowa basketball squad Thursday, restins them from two grueling sessions Wednesday. The rest will precede Friday's hip to Milwaukee, Wis., where the Hawkeycs will meet night. Marquette Saturday Scorers Check and Double Check Total CHICAGO, — The scorers ' will check and double-c'heck when the basketball Irish of Notre Dame and Northwestern's Wildcats meet in their annual New Year's eve battle in Patten gymnasium. The scorers will £ive strict attention to their duties to prevent recurrence of the confusion of a year ago, when the teams left the floor with the scoveboard showing Northwestern the winner, 20 to 19, only to have a checkup rc- ve;<l a 20-20 lie. regional playoff series, WATERLOO WEST HAS TOP HONORS IN TRACK Mason City finished last in the annual Bis Four track meet, although Bill Wagner, Mohawk wrestler, smashed the existing pole vault record with an 11 foot, 5 inch mark, far above the 10 foot, 9 inch standard he set the year before. DECKER OFFICERS WIN CITY BOWLING CROWN . The Decker Office five won the City bowling title as tho pin season closed, while Fred Wall topped the local keglers with a ISfi average in 78 games, including a 257 single game and a C60 series. C. M. "Chuck" Collins had a 279 single game, while International trucks rolled a total of 3,069, and the Globe-Gazette team shot 1.104 for other records. Dfamond Butter Brcnd won tho Women's City league title, and William J. Markelcy of Fort Dodge won the annual Lyons classic with 856 pins. Pabst Blue Ribbon was the Denison club champion. LEGION BOXING HAS STRONG LOCAL INTEREST American Legion boxing had an up and down season, with local talent getting its share of the limelight again. Elmer Fritz, southpaw heavyweight; JF.r.a.nk Lcvi, Chicago youth who came from the WPA camp here; Eddy White, also a camp boxer; Leon De Rock, Chuck "Curly" Harris and John "Butch" Murphy were some of the local lads who made a start in the squared circle. MIER WOLF. CLEANERS SCRAP FOR TITLES Mier Wolf and Mr.rshall and Swift put on a series ot ciiampion- iship softball battles during the past season, the Wolves winning the city crown, while the Cleaners took the Iowa-Southern Minnesota tournament. The Wolves won the north central district title in state competition, while the Cleaners defeated their opponents in an Osage invitational tournament. The • two teams met in each of the four title scraps. HANSEN WINS CITY LINKS CHAMPIONSHIP. Coming through the finals for the first time after being top flight for several seasons, Volney Hansen won the city golf title by beating Woody Sherin 3 and 1. Fern Wilson defended her city women's title, beating Ann Casey, young state tournament competitor. 4 and 3. Harris Gilpin won his first Legion Open crown, beating another perennial finalist, Harland Humphrey, 1 up in 38 holes. It was the longest title match on record here. Clayton Pittman won the first annual Mason City open, defeating Jack Edwards, who won the American Legion club title. Mrs. Joe Amos (Frances Laughlin) won the women's American Legion crown. CLEANERS ALSO WIN IN "Y" CAGE GAMES Marshall and Swift was a double champion, taking the Y. M. C. A. basketball league title by winning nine games out of 10. The Cleaners were runnersup to Pabst Blue Ribbon in the North Iowa Independent tournament, losing 45 to..44 in .a red-hot. finish. .PhD ''Pop" "Thurtle was the', leading scorer of the league, shooting 78 points for the Cleaners. Hi-Tri won the Y. W. C. A. league title, going through the season without defeat. INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONS AND ALL-STATERS Mason City high school produced two great athletes, Howard Stoecker and Henry 'Hun" Hert, both of whom were rated all-state performers during the basketball season. Mason City junior college placed Merrill "Red" Herbener and Gale Lane on the first all-state jaysee cage team, the selections being made on the basis of state tournament play. John "Monk" Hert was given a first all-state team rating as a utility lineman during the Mohawk grid season, and Robert "Boob" Cavanaugh was placed on the all-state Catholic grid squad as he played for Holy Family. Willis O. Patton was defeated by Don Steffa of Cedar Rapids, former local boy, as he defended his state handball title, Doug Weaver won the city table tennis title, -beating Bob Walters in the final match. Grads Beat Preps in Northwood Cage Tilt NORTHWOOD—The Northwood high school Viking basketball team was defeated by the "College Hot Shots," a pickup team of former Vikings now at home for the holidays, in a rough-and-tumble game by a score of 23 to 18. Included in the lineup of the college team was Roger Lundberg, Montana State college, Missoula, Mont.; Robert Douglass. George Dwelle and Arleigh Holstad, Grinnell college, GrinneH; Richard Johnson, Carleton college, Northfield, Minn.; and Ellcrt Hove, Hamilton's School of Commerce, Mason City. The Vikings presented their usual lineup. The Vikings will resume their regular schedule with a non-conference game at Kensett Tuesday night of next week. BASEBALL BEST NEW YORK, (UP)—Major league champions for 1936: NATIONAL LEAGUE Batting—Paul Waner, Pittsburgh, .373. Homeruns — Mell Ott, New York, 33. Triples—Ival Goodman, Cincinnati, 14. Doubles—Joe Medwick, . St. Louis, 64. Hits — Joe Medwick, St. Louis, 223. Pitching—Carl Hubbell, New York, won 26, lost 6, earned run average, 2.41. Strikeouts — Van Mungo, Brooklyn, 238. Stolen bases — Pepper Martin, St. Louis, 23. AMERICAN LEAGUE Batting—Luke Appling, Chicago, .383. Homeruns — Lou Gehrig, New York, 49. Triples—Joe DiMaggio, New York, Red Rolfe,. New York,, and Earl Averill, Cleveland,' 15. Doubles—Charley Gehringer, Detroit, 60. Hits — Earl Averill, Cleve' land, 232. Pitching — Percentage basis, Irving Hadley, New York, won 14, lost 4, for .778; earned run basis, Robert Grove; Boston, 2.81. Strikeouts—Tommy Bridges, Detroit, 175. Stolen bases—Lyn Lary, St. Louis, 37. Britt Indies to Open Winter Court Ticket BRITT—The Britt Hottentots, independent basketball team, will play their first game of the season on Saturday, meeting Lake Mills at the high school gymnasium. Britt high school will play'Poca- contas at 7:45 on the same program. Paul Woeford, manager of the Hottentots, wishes to schedule games with other- North .Iowa teams. Cage Scores HIGH SCHOOL «>*t t'nitn W; Rvnd*!)* I Ahinin! £3: Nfirlhwond t". Hclmond 24; Beyden 1*. Louis Defeat Shocked Fans Most for 1936 Minnesota Loss Also Was Surprise to Followers of Gridiron Game. NEW YORK, (IP)— The biggest shock of the year, in any sport, to America's newspaper commentators, was the knockout of Joe Louis by,Jhe-,comeback hero_ of 1936, Max" Schmielingr" ., No -less surprised than the Brown Bomber himself when he absorbed the first of a succession of lethal right-hand punches, the experts rated Joe's first'and only fistic setback well beyond any other "dope spilling" episode in the year's athle'ric roundup. College' football, as usual, furnished a wider range of surprising results than any other sport, topped by Minnesota's first defeat in four years, but observers have become hardened to gridiron upsets. Northwestern's triumph over the mighty Gophers, however, rated only a few points above Duquesne's conquest of Pittsburgh in the Associated- Press poll. New York university's victory over Fordham ranked third aong the season's football surprises. Du- quesn£ by getting knocked off by West Virginia Wesleyan, made the "first ten" twice. Major league baseball's biggest surprise was the surge of the New York Giants from second division depths in July to pennant heights in September. It overshadowed the fine showing of the Chicago White Sox in the American league as well as such surprising freshman performances as those of Joe Dimaggio of the Yankees and Bob Feller of the Cleveland Indians. Tony Manero's record-breaking stretch drive to beat out Harry Cooper in the United States open impressed critics as the No. 1 golf surprise of the year. None mentioned the surprising showing of Bob Jones, who finished thirty- third in the Augusta National after breaking the course record in practice. The most unexpected tennis development was not Fred Perry's decision to turn professional but Alice Marble's triumph over,Helen Jacobs for the American women's title. Cleaners Win Scrap From Falls Hoopers Marshall, and Swift's Cleaners defeated an Iowa Falls independent basketball team, 39 to 26, in a Tuesday night game at Iowa Falls. THE BOXSCORE M^BSHALL »nd |IOWA SWIFT—3!) i FALLS—2« ti ftpfl «r ftp' 5 2 2lColll« f 411 3 - ;|g»ntei I 21! 4 1 3 Wood c 1 1 ilBob.ien | 2 3 S|M«l»ir f TOTALS IB .»1*1 TOTALS 10 • U Brouwer f Cordle f Connelly « Murray f Hawki f 113 1 1 « 134 Cincy Reds Buy Iowa Minor Loop Interest CINCINNATI—The- Cincinnati Reds are extending, their minor league farm system to include the Waterloo, Iowa, team, according to an announcement by Warren G. Giles, Reds' general manager; The Waterloo franchise was purchased outright and ,will be operated as a Red farm. Yankees Take Team Laurels of Past Yearj Ruppert Ball Club Is Best in Expert Ranking as Minnesota Trails. ' NEW YORK; m—For the fifth consecutive year, major league baseball's dominant club takes a bow for the outstanding team achievement in any branch of sporting competition.. To the world champion New York Yankees, for their record- smashing triumph in the American league pennant race and their decisive victory over the Giants in a spectacular "subway series," goes, the No. 1 ranking position of 1936. Colonel Ruppert's latest title- winning ball club thus becomes the first repeater in the six-year history of .the Associated Press sports poll. The Yankees topped the list in 1932. In an Olympic year marked by exceptional team performances in. many branches of competition the Yankees polled a surprisingly decisive margin in the nation-wide balloting. Gehrig, Dimaggio and 'company rated No. 1 on 43 of the 76 ballots returned and accumulated high total of 179 points (on a 3-2-1 basis.) Their., neighboring ^.rivals, the Giants,' finished far .down the list with only.-nine points' despite a wonderful: come-back after being counted out of the National league race uf mid-season. Minnesota's footballers, for the third straight year, .emerged as the runnersup in the poll. Despite their first defeat in four seasons, the Golden Gophers clearly were regarded the outstanding college gridiron outfit They were No. 1 selection -on a dozen lists and collected 107 points. Mason City Has League Mason City "sandlot" baseball teams played eight weeks of twilight baseball during the 1936 season, but lack of attendance drove the leaeue out of existence. Mayor W. S. Wilcox, at right, City Manager Herbert T. Barclay, and Joe Darnels, league president, officiated at the opening ceremony. Rain Soaks Rose Bowl Grid PASADENA, Cal., (&)— Weather as unsettled as the color of the jerseys to be worn by Pittsburgh- and Washington threatened Thursday to throw a. monkey wrench into the football machinery of the Rose Bowl classic. . Rain soaked the: big bowl, also every tiling around Wednesday and the end is not in sight. MORRIS WINNER OF SPORT POLL OVER DARK ACE Decathlon Champion Given Sullivan Medal Above Buckeye Streak. NEW YORK, (#>)—Sports observers in some quarters Thursday wondered just how much Glenn Morris had Jesse Owens to thank for his Sullivan award victory- The eyebrow-raising was occasioned by the belief of those who think Owens' decision to turn professional after the Olympic games and his several run-ins with amateur athletic union officials may have partially influenced the voting. The award went to the world- record breaking Olympic decathlon winner by the slim margin of 93 points—1,106 to 1,013 for Owens, Ohio State's great Negro w.ho won three individual Olympic crowns and recently was named the outstanding athlete of the year in the annual Associated Press poll. Six hundred sports figures in all parts of the country balloted on 10 athletes, men and women, nominated for the award. The award—officially it's the James E. Sullivan memorial—was announced Wednesday night by the A. A. U. By it, Morris is named the athlete, "who by his performance, example and influence as an amateur and a man, has done the most during the year to advance the cause of sportsmanship.' 1 Iowa Farmer Shoots English Game Falcon COUNCIL BLUFFS, (£»)—Fred May, Council Bluffs farmer, bagged what he thinks was an English blue falcon, a species medieval sportsmen used to bring in game. May 1937 Bring You All The Health and Happiness You Desire We invite all sports enthusiasts to visit our store. You will thrill at this sportsman's paradise. We have added fresh new merchandise in each department. It is all attractively displayed for your approval. Here you'll find the greatest display of sporting equipment in North Iowa. You must see our large display of guns, fishing, golf, and athletic needs to really appreciate how complete it is. "Everything for Sport" Football, Basketball, Baseball, Tennis, Track, Golf, Badminton, Cycling, Skiing, Skating, Tobogganing, Fishing, Hunting, Games. Starting in January We will hold a Cleanup Sale on all GAMES AND TOYS Come Early While Selection la Good 209 North Federal Ave. North Iowa's Sport Headquarters

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