The Minneapolis Star from Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 18, 1941 · Page 40
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The Minneapolis Star from Minneapolis, Minnesota · Page 40

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Sunday, May 18, 1941
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.- I i Si JQiue Jlim a Bad One! 13 JLi JLj Jrb Jl tl JLj L hD - t3 J. X JLs JLi J2ou'te a Bia Bum!' flCKBOME J 1 J I Sunday, May 18, 1911 . i ? t f' ? ft BP99sB ""Ti wlfe'i PWssP1? P'Wtv Fr""w i i k f i" iJ At 1 O rl O ili SD JA PLflV OK IE f Faculty representatives of the Western conference agreed Saturday that athletic competition with the army and navy would in no way jeopardize the eligibility of Big Ten athletes. Prof. F. E. Richart of Illinois, secretary, said the faculty representatives decided to recognize all army and navy athletic units as amateur teams and that BIG TEN ATHLETES EVEN COULD COACH WHILE IN THE SERV-ICE AND RETAIN THEIR AMATEUR STATUS. 'l The committee approved the 1942 basketball schedule, Which calls for 15 conference games as against the 12 required In former years. These games will be played on a basis of six home-home contests, with three other single games. , The representatives decided that Kenneth Berry, Illinois wrestler, is entitled to another year of competition. He was injured in his sophomore year after competing only four minutes and it was decided this did not constitute a season of competition. Furdue and Michigan were plven permission to play one of their scheduled baseball games at night in Lafayette park, Lafayette, Ind. The permission was necessary because conference rules insist all games be played on the fields of the competing schools. Lafayette park is the town team diamond at Lafayette. Mrs. Dansingburg Has 79 at Midland The women took the scoring spotlight at Midland Hills Saturday, with State Champion Mrs. Hayes Dansingburg's 79 leading. Eddice Dochterman had 81, Mrs. J. F. Noble 84 and Mary Baner 92. The winners: Class A. Sweeps V. E. Westcrlund 84-18 68: P. G. Mtevens, 81-1368; Dr. J. M. Little 85-1669; Dr. A. L. Bruenfr, 84-1470; W. A. Gordon. 85-1570; Dr. A. A. Pacenkopf, 82-12 70. Class B Sweeps C. A. Msmi, 89 25 64; O. a. Tracy. 86-29 67; Dr. A. E. Nes-gell, 87-2067; A. Miller, 88-1868; K. O. Malmquiat, 89-21 68; Joe Rogers, 88-2068. C. A. Man's 8B-25 84 led the qualifying for the president's trophy. Strong, TuttleTie in Minikahda Play A. W. Strong and H. A. Tuttle ended 4 upin match play against par to take Minikahda's golf event Saturday. W. W. Berg and Art Larkin, Jr., were one up. H. C. Piper, Jr., and E. P. Stacey ended up all even. W. A. Godwin won the point meet with 39. E. J. Baehr was second ith 38, C. E. Hill third with 37. E. B. Southworth had 36 and E. S. Elwell 35. i - i HHHMMMtiHSBr- ' FIRST ROW, GOING BACK: STAN BROWN, NORMAN BERGH, ANDERSON, LEONARD BLACK Smart Roosevelt trackmen know all ihe answers to the questions Coach Oscar Yngvt is asking in his classroom. Mental Backfire 'Too Much5 Brains Net Loss By BILL CARLSON Not since Don Norton used 75 cent words in directing West's football teams of 1936-37 has there been such brains among Minneapolis high school athletes. Nowadays you can't go to a high school ball game without being hit by a foul ball off the bat of an honor student; you can't go out on a track without dodging a shot put by a valedictorian. It used to be said, you know, that athletes were dumb. But there seems to be ' brains enough to go around this year. For instance Bill Ekberg of Marshall and Keith Brueck-ner of West. BOTH ARE VALEDICTORIANS OF THEIR RESPECTIVE CLASSES. By GEORGE A. BARTON It's, the third inning of the first game of the double-header between Minneapolis and Louisville at Nicollet park. Mike Kash is pitching for the Millers. The batter is Ulysses Luplen, first baseman for the Colonels. Junle Andres, teammate of Lupien, is on first base, after forcing Cazen at second. There are two out. Kash has two strikes and one ball on Lupien. I am sitting in the left field bleacher. IT'S THE FIRST TIME I EVER WATCHED A GAME FROM THAT SPOT, because, for 37 years, my duties as a baseball reporter made it imperative for me to cover games from the press-box atop the grandstand. Baseball men will tell you the bleacherites are the hack-bone of the national sport. It's been that way since the inception of organized baseball in 1876. They're at the ball park daily in every city in every league in organized baseball. Many a time and oft I wondered, while watching games from the press box, what the bleacherites thought and talked about during games. I decided last Sunday to find out, so I watched both games of the double-header from the left field bleacher. I turned up my topcoat collar and wore dark glasses in order that I wouldn't be recognized by acquaintances. I wanted to be just another fan and listen to the bleacherites' comment without being drawn into the discussion. All right, Kash has two and one on Lupien. "Now, Kash," shout the fan sitting next to me, "don't get smart and try to sneak a strike past him. Try to get him to offer at a bad ball!" But Kash comes down the middle with a fast ball in the hope Lupien will take it for the third strike. Lupien crosses up Kash by taking a cut at the ball and driving it over the right center scoreboard for a homer, thereby putting the Colonels in front, 2 to 0. "ALL RIGHT, WISE GUY, I HOPE YOU'RE SATISFIED !" my neighbor shouts at Kash.. "A high school kid would know better than to give a batter a fat one like that!" Joe Glenn . flies to Fabian Gaffke and the side is retired. "Well, pal," says my neighbor on the right to my neighbor on the left, "if Kash had taken your advice, he'd been out of there without a run." "You said it," growled my neighbor to the left. Comes the fourth inning. Johnny Pesky singles with two out. Up comes Slicker Parks, left-handed batter. - 'f) ; '4 1 1 tist' lb w v Brueckner Ekberg Which likely means neither one of them got anything less than A in any subject during their entire high school careers.' Ekberg is an all -city basketball player and holder of the Carleton shotput record. Brueckner is captain of West's swimming team and a record breaking breast stroker. .1 1 , a - '4 '' ' ' ; ( ' ; . '; 1 ' y; ,. , Hntuwd" ft ifriiJ" ' ' t '- '7''& list- 'w v crtrt'ft ms miiimii t m xmm A veteran of veterans is John Thomas who has watched ballplayers come and go in Minneapolis these many years. 1 v I- Hi ":' sJ V K--'J ' J " '"''X y-v I y . sr. - v i r -'2- i , ,v , ' J A? if) Time for post mortems! Del Hendricks, Burdctte House and C. H. Altlrich, left to right, get together and "cut up" the reasons why the Millers lost the first game of a doublchcader to the Louisville Colonels. "Kash ought to handle this guy if he pitches right to him," says my neighbor to the left. "Yeah," chimes In my neighbor to the right. "Mike ought to make it three out in a hurry a southpaw pitching to a left handed hitter." Pitching on the mound and in the bleachers is different, however. Parks gets a ball 1o his liking and belts it. over the right field wall and Louisville increases Its lead to 4 to 0. .,-'K frag t " -j j ' -- '' jni STOCCO; SECOND ROW: There are members of the National Honor society all over the conference; honor roll athletes (scholastically) compete in every sport. Look at Oscar Yngve's track team at Roosevelt, f'rinstance. He has SEVEN honor roll men on his squad, and one of them is SIXTH in his graduating class. Wally Anderson, a hurdler, had a couple of B's instead of A's once otherwise he'd probably have been valedictorian or salutatorian. Gene Clark, Stan Brown, Jim Stoc-co, Norm Berg, Len Black, Lawrence Anderson are all good trackmen, and equally as good students. . You could go on down the list, pick out a dozen good athletes at every school ath "Thnt's the bair game," snaps Neighbor No. 1. "Don't give up yet," , says Neighbor No. 2, "the game's young yet. I- think Bonura, Wright, Gaffke, Denning, Geary and Walker will get to Lefebvre pretty soon.. It'll take more than four runs to beat the Millers." Everybody feels better when Abby Wright larrups a homer in the last half of .the fourth. "LOOK AT THE SARCASTIC WAY ABBY RUNS a i-f ... s : ,, s, 4 H M WALLY ANDERSON, LAWREN4 1 - ti'iy letes who have brains as well as brawn. V But here's a tale of brains that tops 'em all: CENTRAL LOST A TENNIS MATCH THE OTHER DAY A MATCH IT WASN'T SUPPOSED TO LOSE BE- . CAUSE CARL KUHLMAN IS TOO "SMART." If it weren't for the fact that Kuhlman was absent (he is a doubles player) Central would have won the match and today would still be in the title fight. But the Ed Weber protege, who is a straight A student, was downtown being interviewed concerning a Harvard scholarship while the match was going on. And it was his absence that meant defeat, Weber says. (But Kuhlman got the scholarship), Here's two of the younger members of the Bleacherite fraternity they come in all sizes, all ages. Left to right are Milton House and Johnny Carraher. Star Journal Photos. AROUND THE BASES," CHHIPS A FAN IN THE ROW AHEAD OF ME. "He MUST BE GIVING LA FEBVRE AND THE GUYS IN THE LOUISVILLE DUGOUT THE BIG BLAST." The scoreboard boy hangs up scores of the major league games. He puts up two runs for the Cubs, giving them a lead of 8 to 1, over the Cincinnati Reds. "Look at them Cubs go," Mqi&uxfclinf Only By FRANK DIAMOND Two thousand Minneapolis motorcycle drivers can't be wrong. If they were, hospitals and doctors would be" overworked every time a road race, hill climb or Sunday cross country jaunt is held. If they were, 1,500 cycle fans and drivers wouldn't crowd around a 250-foot hill, out near France and Ninetieth, each time a hill climb is scheduled. If they were, members of the American Motorcycle association wouldn't take their girls, wives and children along each time they go for a ride. What I'm trying to get at Is that the days of the fool-hardy, reckless overall clad grease-balls who thought less of a broken arm or leg than they did of a worn rear tire is gone forever. In their place are a pleasant bunch of fellows whose ages , usually range from 20 to 30. They're men who have no nerves, are bubbling over with courage, and love speed in any form or fashion. The hill on France avenue is one of the toughest if not the toughest in the country. It's only 250 feet long but has a 50 degree grade. THIRTY RIDERS START A RACE. ONLY ABOUT FOUR FINISH. Imagine going up a hill a mile a minute. It's worse than an average mountain, studded with rocks, trees and artificial ditches. Going over the top it you get there is the apex of sporting thrills. 'iff- 4 ' 1 It ' ' ' l a , " i ; ,v iff ,' "Official scorer" for the left is Harry Hanson. Fans always hit-or-error. shouts a nearby fan. "They can go to h --1 so far as I am concerned," says another fan. Made Safe One Injury to a Motorcycle drivers do get hurt at times. But not with the consistency of years gone by. They've cut out the reckless attitude that used to make mothers cringe with fear whenever an offspring got his hands on a motorcycle. All hill climbers fear the ever dangerous loop. But they come so fast the cyclists never have time to worry about them. In a loop the machine bucks and makes a complete flip with the rider ending up underneath. Now competitive drivers wear leather breeches and crash helmets. BOTH ARE MUSTS. The Minneapolis Motorcycle club actually built the France avenue hill. They brought in rocks and trees, constructed sand traps, extra bumps and everything' imaginable to keep a rider from reaching the top. Easy does it! Bill Anderson, member of the Minneapolis Motorcycle club, takes a ditch on the fly as he tunes up for a hill climb. Jumping ditches is fun, says Anderson, until you light! . : : field bleacherites at Nicollet park refer to Harry for his "ruling" on "It's okay by me If they never win another game after the lousy way Wrigley treated Gabby Hartnett. And after a few races they decided it still wasn't a tough enough test so they put in a wide ditch that every driver has to jump on his way to the top. If you ask me it was tough enough to dig, let alone jump across with a bouncing, speed OVER! "Great guy, Gabby. Great catcher and manager, too, if the guys in Wrigley's front office let him alone. Imagine a lot of efficiency experts try-to run a ball club. Bet they don't know where right field is." Up goes the final score for the game between the Cardinals and Pirates, the Cards winning, 7 to 4. "Well, I see Pittsburgh got knocked off again," remarks another fan. "They tell me Frisch doesn't know how to handle pitchers, plays dumb baseball and gets panicky in the clutches." Kash gest into trouble in the fifth Inning and he's relieved by Harry Kelley. "Now, I know we're sunk," shouts a fan several rows ahead of me. "That guy Kelley couldn't strike out my Aunt Minnie!" "You said it, pal," chimed in another fan. "He's fat and lazy, and if you ask me, I don't think he's got any mox-ie." (Slang for courage.): KELLEY RETIRES THE SIDE WITHOUT A RUN. The Millers score two runs, in the sixth and are now trailing by only one run. Kelley, Kash and everybody else are forgiven. Kelley shuts out the Colonels for the next three innings. "Whaddayamean, Kelley can't strike out your Aunt Minnie!" an exuberant fan yells at Harry's heckler. "The old guy's all right for my dough!" It's the ninth inning. The Colonels fill the bases with two out, Kelley walks the next batter and forces in a run. The next batter fouls to Buck Fausett. "You've got the dope on that fat stiff," says the fellow who only a few innings back had defended Harry. But, wait. The Millers quickly have the bleacherites in a forgiving mood by staging a rally in their half of the, ninth. They've got one run across, and fill the bases with two out. , . ' Looks like the game will have a happy ending, But the next two batters are retired on easy flies and the contest is over, with Louisville winning, 5 to 4. The scoreboard boy hangs up the final score of the game between the Red Sox and Yankees. The Red Sox win, 13 to 5. "I hope," says my neighbor at my left, "that Grove pitched. Lefty is one of my favorites. I like to see the old guys win." "Me, too," I replied, calling to mind that I passed the half century mark six years ago. Race! ing mile a minute motorcycle. An average of one entrant gets hurt during a hill climb, which isn't bad considering the hazards. , , " t - s

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