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Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, July 15, 1948
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Bolts 'n Nuts For Sports Nuts By RICK MEREDITH Sport*. Writer They'll Be Tough Both East and West Waterloo high school, 1 with a number 01 their players on the Junior Legion team, forfeited in the summer high schol tourney. Mason City's 3 wins over the strong Waterloo Junior Legion won't mean a thing in the inter-district playoffs and they'll be needing your support. The first one here Sunday should combine to make the doubleheader, which includes Legionnaires vs. Dubuque, a good one. A First and a Lost The first telecast of ; a major league All-Star game took place ai St. Louis Tuesday with Bob Ingham, who telecasts Cardinal and Brown home games, doing thfe play-by-play video. This is quite a revolutionary move for the game—but hardly enough to jar the National league from its docile post as doormat. Work for the Night Cometh Neil Plopper, long-driving pro at the Legion course, was disappointed in the Cedar Rapids Open. He had a good chance to finish in the money of the rich one day affair but darkness overtook him 3 holes out and his entry fee was refunded for his 33 hole efforts. This is one of several instances of tourneys, called to our attention recently, which have been unwieldy due to the overly large number of unrestricted entrants. Cobwebs to Fall? The current loop leaders, the Boston Braves and the Cleveland Indians, will dust off 62 years of idle history if they make it to the series. The Indians have won since Manhattan was sold for $24, but not since 1920, and the Braves, patient creatures that they are, crashed through in 1914. Not that they're expecting, but the Phillies haven't been in the big show since 1915 and the White Sox since the 1919 scandal. Bet He Couldn't Spell It Ted Kluszewski, hard-hitting rookie first sacker of the Cincinnati Reds, was discovered on the campus of Indiana university by Reds' groundkeeper Lenny Schwab when the team made its wartime spring training camp at Bloomington, Ind., in 1944. Big Ted never played baseball before he went to college but he's got some learnin' somewhere as his latst available .2..; average reveals. Tennis Note Sam Edgar, physical director of the Y.M.C.A., has announced plans for another big Y.M.C.A.-Kiwanis city tennis tournament to be staged late in August. The sponsors were heartened by the postwar stimulus shewn last year and are looking for a big entry list, Sox in Silhouette White Sox fans, there must be some, may get a packet of autographed 7 by 9 inch pictures of THE FINEST AUTO BODY AND FENDER Repairing Service by Skilled and Experienced Men at John Gallagher, Inc. 22-24 3rd N. VV. Phone 1144 Nationals Get Usual Flogging, This Time 5-2 * *._ * * * * * *., .. __ ._ _ ^ ******* ******** 5 Jayhawks Resign From Competition Lawrence, Kaiis., (JP) —Five University of Kansas athletes Wednesday announced their withc\raw- al from further competition for the University of Kansas, clearing the way for the school to meet an eligibility ultimatum laid down by the Big Seven conference. The 5—Don Fambrpugh, Tom Scott, Gene Sherwood and- Marvin Small, football players, and Jack Eskridge, a basketball player—were held ineligible for further competition under a conference interpretation of an eligibility rule last May. Chancellor Deane W. Malott of K. U. 2 weeks ago defied the ruling and announced that the athletes would be permitted to play this fall if they so desired. At a special session here last Saturday, the Big Seven ordered its members to cancel all games with Kansas unless it decided by July 24 to abide by the rules. Lower Clubs Keep at It in 3-1 Scramble • By United Press The second-division rebellion n the 3-1 league was in full swing Wednesday. Davenport, still in he cellar, and 6th-place Springfield led the uprising Tuesday night in the only 2 games al- owed by the weatherman. Springfield pasted league-lead- ng Quincy 7-4 on 10 hits, while Davenport defeated 3rd-p lace Hvansville 3-1. That's the 3rd day n a row that the tailenders have ;iven the front-runners their umps. Danville at Decatur and the ex- libition between Waterloo and Des Moines of the Western league vere both rained out. each individual on the roster for 0 cents. They are the nicest (the )ictures) in this line to be seen his season. Classified Ad WANTED: Strong, able bodied Doys willing to work in school and play football. Must be draft xempt. Call see, write or phone oach Volney Hansen, Mason City unior college youthful problems Hansen with very important on his squad is not the only ne pondering these days. Okla- loma U. for example estimates it ould lose 20 per cent of its ef- ectiveness via the draft. On the ther end, Perm State reports only of 44 listed for next fall aren't ets. )pen AH Over The first time the Western Open olf championship have ever been jlayed east of Cleveland will be uly 29—Aug. 1 when they are t Buffalo, which used to be the astern boundary. Now the WGA las member clubs from Maine o California and Florida to Wash- ngton. ieptember Calling Cards Lee Maddocks, '45 Mohawk end nd state high jump champion, ilans to enroll at Iowa State this all. Both Skip Greene and Tom "tenggr of Davenport announced aere last weekend that they intend o be at Iowa U. come September. PITCHER VIC RASCHI —"He Can Bat Too" We Raschi a Far Cry From Portland Now By JACK HAND St. Louis, (/P) — Credit Victor Angelo John Raschi, a sophomore member of tho New York Yankees pitching staff, with being the hero of the 1948 All-Star game. This strong, silent righthander from Conesus, N. Y., took charge of the National league in the American league's 5-2 victory Tuesday just as he has taken control of hitters in his own loop during his brief career. In Biff Jump Just a little over a year ago. Raschi was toiling on the Portland club of the Pacific Coast league under Manager Jim Turner. He had won 8 and lost 2 when the Yanks asked for his recall at midnight on a Thursday. The following Sunday he was in Chicago pitching one-half of a doublehead- Maroon Club Athletic Benefit- Baseball Games ROOSEVELT FIELD Saturday, July 17 — 8:30 P. M. M. C. Legionnaires vs. Dubuque White Sox Sunday, July 18—1 P.M. M. C. Jr. Legion vs. Waterloo Jr. Legion Inter-District Playoff for Right to Enter State Legion Tourney 2:30 P.M. M. C. Legionnaires vs. Dubuque Whtie Sox Adults, 60c — Children, 25c — Tax Inc. 3 DAYS FAMOUS MAKE Nationally Advertised SPARK PLUGS THURS. FRI. & SAT. ANY MAKE — ANY MODEL CAR ircston* 122 So. Federal STORE Phon * 766 That was while the Yanks were building the 19-game victory streak that tied the league record and just about sewed up the 'flag. Before the season was over Raschi 1 had won 7 and lost 2 for the world champions-to-be. He saw little action in the World Series, appearing in 2 games for a total of 1J innings. Actually Raschi had been with the parent club before last year's dazzling finish. In 1946, after successful stays in Binghamton, N. Y., of the Eastern league and Newark of the International league, he graduated to the Yankee stadium for 2 late season games. He won both. Signed in '41 Quiet and reserved, this husky lad of Italian extraction had been hanging around the Yankee farm system since 1941 when he was signed by the late Gene McCann and shipped to Amsterdam, N. Y., of the Canadian American league. The next year he graduated to Norfolk. He was out of baseball — serving in the army air force — in 1943, 1944 and 1945. This has been his big year to date. After losing his first start at Washington April 21 he reeled off 9 consecutive victories from May 8 to June 30 before he was beaten by the onrushing Boston Red Sox. His season mark is a sensational 10-3. Nine of his 15 starts have resulted in complete games. In Tuesday's game when Raschi was left in by Manager Bucky Harris to bat for himself with the bases loaded and only one out in the 4th inning, Harris knew what he was doing. Rated Good Hitter "Raschi has won at least 3 games for us with hitting," Harris said in the clubhouse after the game. His line single over the head of 3rd baseman Andy Pafko drove in 2 big runs that snapped a 2-2 tie and started the Americans on their way. Then he followed this up with a brilliant burst of clutch pitching 6th when he struck out Richie Ashburn of the in the Rookie Phils with the bases loaded. Those 2 points were the dramatic high points cf a game that actually was pretty much of a routine contest. Announce V. F. W. Meet Des Moines, (JP) — The Veteran of Foreign Wars state sof tfaall tournament will be held here July 31- Aug. 1. About 20 teams are expected to compete. The winner will represent Iowa in the national VFW tournament at Austin, Tex. Davenport is the defending Iowa champion. FI*BT STREET •. C PRINTING IITHOOMAPHINB Musial's 2-Run Homer Only Bright Spot for Senior Loop By STAN MOCKLER United Press Sports Writer St. Louis, (UP)—Supporters of the National league, wondered Wednesday if the All-Star game was worth it after their llth defeat, 5 to 2, in 15 starts against the American league. The "dream teams" battle brought a net $93,447 into the players' pension fund. But Tuesdaj'-, for the 3rd straight year, the Nationals' fan-picked crew took a shellacking from the Americans. This time it was, a pitcher, New York's Vic Raschi, overlooked in the pre-game hitting hurrah, who lashed out a 4th inning single that shattered a 2-2 tie and iced the game for himself. Raschi delivered* ******* the blow with the bases packed. It scored Ken Keltner and George McQuinn and put Birdie Tebbetts on 3rd, from where he scored a moment later on Pinch- hiter Joe DiMaggio's long liner to left. Raschi, the middle- man in the American league's trio hurlers, got the credit for the win. The most efective pitcher the Nationals faced was finisher Joe Coleman of the ( Philadelphia Athletics. He allowed only 2 base runners, both on walks, in the 7th and 9th innings. All in First Frame The Nationals scored both their 1st inning runs off surprise starter Walt Masterson of the Washington Senators in the 1st inning. And they nicked him for 5 of their 8 hits. Raschi yielded the other 3 but the Nationals couldn't score off the crafty Yankee. Stan "The Man" Musial, St. Louis Cardinal outfielder and the Nationals' leading hitter with a hefty .403 average, proved his right to inclusion in the All-Star circle. In the 1st inning he bashed a terrific homer to the roof of the right center field pavilion to drive in Richie Ashburn of Philadelphia with the Frick group's only runs. Evers Ties Mark But National hopes were short- lived. The Americans came back with single runs in the 2nd and 3rd before their 3-run 4th. Detroit's Hoot Evers tied an All-Star game record by blasting a homer to left on his very first appearance in the midsummer classic. His 2nd inning wallop matched the mark set in the same park by the Boston Braves' Max West 8 years ago. Brilliant base running plus a nap by Chicago's Andy Pafko at 3rd base gave the Americans a run without a hit in the 3rd. Mickey Vernpn, in for Masterson, and Pat Mullin walked. Both advanced on a double steal while Tommy Henrich was striking out. Walker Cooper's throw to 3rd had Vernon by a wide margin, but Pafko taken unawares, barely moved over in time to keep the peg from sailing into left field. Vernon scored a moment later on Cleveland Manager Lou Boudreau's long fly to Enos Slaughter in right. Schmitz Is Loser Chicago's Johnny Schmitz, who was charged with all 3 of the Americans', runs in the 4th, was the losing pitcher. Starter Ralph Branca yielded the other 2 and Johnny Sain and Ewell Blackwell held the Americans rest of the way. Ted Williams and runless the Hal Newhouser, sidelined from the American league's starting lineup by injuries, saw momentary action along with DiMaggio. Williams batted for Raschi in the 6th, was immediately favor of runner walked, and withdrawn in Newhouser. Newhouser was out on a force play a few moments later. The league ticket Scalpers Too misery of the rooters scalpers National was who shared by cut prices down from $20 to 50 cents for a grandstand seat after the game got under way. Threatening weather and a dismal forecast for the afternoon kept many fans away. But the rains came too late for the Nationals, pouring down after 2 were out in their 9th. Despite the result, all the honors did not go the American league. One former National leaguer, Burt Shotton, was sentimentally remembered. Shotton, last year's manager of the champion Brooklyn Dodgers, was replaced in the All-Star game as well as at the Bums' tiller by Leo Durocher. Baseball Commissioner Happy Chandler yielded his traditional privilege and handed the ball to Shotton to throw out to open the game. T\venty-one players participated for the American league and 19 for the National. And 15 of the 16 clubs were represented, the only exception being the Chicago White Sox. Sports Calendar WEDNESDAY—Junior Legion at Austin, time 5:30. Van Dyke's Colored House of David, time 8:30. THURSDAY — Legionnaires at Bancroft, lime 8:30. Austin at Junior Legion, time 8:30. FRIDAY — Legionnaires at Fort Dodge, time 8:30. SATURDAY — Dubuque White Sox at Legionnaires, time 8:30. SUNDAY—Waterloo at Junior Legion for 1st inter-district playoff game, time 1 p. m. Dubuque White Sox at Legionnaires, time 2:30. Qualifying rounds begin in city golf tournament at country club. ROCKETS SIGN 4 BACKS Chicago, (U.R)—Signed 1948 contracts have been received from 4 backs, Ray Florek, Johnny Andretich, Dippy Evans and Norm Cox, the Chicago Rockets announced Wednesday. St. Louis, (/P)—Here is the box- score of the 15th annual All-Star baseball game: NATIONAL A.B. K. H. O. Ashbnrn (Philadelphia) ct . 4 12 1 Kiner (Pittsburgh) If 1 Schoendlenst (St. Louis) 2b 4 Rlgney (New York) 2b .... U Musial (St. Louis) If, cf .. 4 Mlie (New York) Ib 4 Slaughter (St. Louis) rf ..2 Holmes (Boston) rf I Pafko (Chicago) 3b 2 Elliott (Boston) Sb 2 Cooper (New York) o .... 2 Masl (Boston) c 2 Reese (Brooklyn) us Branca (Brooklyn) p aGustine (Pittsburgh) Schmitz (Chicago) p Sain (Boston) p bWaltkus (Chlcaro) ...... 0 Blackwell (Cincinnati) .... 0 c'fhoinson (New York) .. 1 0 0 I) 1 U U 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 n u o 0 0 Totals yS 3 8 24 aStruck out for Branca In 4th. bWalkcd for Sain In filh. cStruck out for Blackwell in Sth. AMERICAN A.B. n. H. O. Mullin (Detroit) rf 1 dniMaggio (New 1'ork) .. 1 Zarilla (St. Louis) rf 2 Henrich (New York) If a Boudreau (Cleveland) ss .. 2 Stephens (Boston) ss .... 2 Gordon (Cleveland) 2b ..2 Docrr (Boston) 2b a Evers (Detroit) cf 4 Keltner (Cleveland) 3b 3 McQuinn (New York) Ib .. 4 llos:ir (Philadelphia.) c 1 Tjebbctts (Boston) c i Masterson (Wash'ton) p ..0 eVernon (Washington) ... 0 Raschi (New York) p 1 Williams (Boston) U gNewhouser (Detroit) .... 0 Coleman (Philadelphia) p 0 2 14 (I 0 0 u 1 n n o July 14, 1944 13 Mmsen City GUbc-Guctie, M»t«n City, to. MUSIAL AT HOME IN ST. LOUIS—Stan- Musial, the heavy hitting St. Louis Cardinal, cracked a 2-run homer to account for all of the National league scoring in the Alt- Star game won by the rival Americans 5-2 at St. ,Louis Tuesday. He's being congratulated here by Richie Ashburn (No. 1) who scored ahead of him and Johnny Mize, at right, the next batter. Olympic Team London Bound for First Classic Since 1936 Monona Stays in Prep Race Waverly and Floyd Win Victors at Charles City Des Moines, (UP.)—Most of the final games in the summer high school sectional baseball tournaments were scheduled for. Wednesday, weather permittiing. Monona, the 1947 fall and the 1948 spring champion which hasn't lost a game in that time, advanced to the finals against Cresco on a 10 to 0 shutout over St. Lucas Tuesday. Whittemore academy and St. John's of Bancroft were to play for the sectional championship at Bancroft. Kanawha, a semi-finalist this spring, meets Corwith at Kanawha while Aplington vs. Sheffield at the latter's site. Burlington and Ottumwa are paired at Fort Madison; Winthrop and Independence at La Porte City; Stanhope and Nevada at Nevada. At Charles City Tuesday, Waverly and Floyd advanced to the semi-finals. Waverly ,slammed St. Ansgar 12-0 with Duane Brandt and Johnson hurling no-hit ball. Floyd nicked Charles City 2-1 with a run in the first of the 9th. Score by Innings: B. B.K. Waverly 140 331 x—12 1* 1 St. Ansear ..0000000— 0 0 2 Batteries: D. Brandt, Johnson *nd Weltner; E. Kittltson and S. Kittleion. R. H. E. Floyd 100000001—2 8 3 Charles City 000001000—1 3 2 Batteries: Rleken and -Benson; Chrii- tensen, Waid »nd Newton. Totals 2ft 5 C 27 dFlletl out for Mullin In 4th. eWalkcd for Masterson !n 3rd. (Walked for Raschi In «th. gKan for Williams In Oth. R. II. E. AMERICANS Oil 300 OOx—5 (> 0 NATIONALS 200000000—2 g 0 aummiry—Errors, iiiit'ie; i-unt hatted in, Musial '*, Evers, Boudreiku, Raschi !i, Dl- Magglo; home runs, Musial, Evers; Stolen bases, Ashburn, Vernon, Mullin, McQuinn; sacrifice hit, Coteman; left on bases, National* 10, American 8. Bases on balls, Masterson 1 {Slaughter), Raschi 1 (Waitkus), Coleman 2 (Musial, Rlgncy), Branca 3 (Keltner, Vernon, Mullin), Schmitz 1 (Tebbclls), JUacVu-clI 3 (Williams, Henrich, Tebbetts); strikeouts, Branca 3 (Mullin, Henrich 2), Sain 3 (Stephens, Doerr, Evers), Blackwell 1 (Tcbbetts), Masterson 1 (Reese), Raschi 3 (Gustine, Musial, Ashburn), Coleman 3 (Mire, Kerr Thomson); runs and hits, Masterson •> and 5 in 3 Innings, Raschi 0 and 3 In 3, Coleman 0 and 0 In 3, Branca 2 and 1 In 3, Schmitz 3 and 3 in 1-3, Sain 0 an 0 in 12-3, BlackU'ell' 1 0 and 2 In H; wild pitch, Masterson; winning pitcher, Raschi; losing pitcher. Senmlti. Umpires, Berry (A.I,.) plate; Stewart (A.L.) Ib; Paparella (A.L.) 2b; Rcardon (N. L.) 3b, first 4 1-3 innings; Reardon (N.I,.) plate; Paparella (A.I,.) Ib; Slewart (N.I,.) 2b; Berry (A.I,.) 3b, last half of fame. Time, 2:27. Attendance 34,00!). See Record Field in Iowa Tennis Tourney Cedar Kapids, CU.F.)—A near- record field, headed by Len Prosser of Mission, Kans., in the men's singles, Wednesday was predicted for the Iowa tennis tournament starting here Thursday. Carl Kirwin, tournament chairman, said the early entry list was approaching the all-time record. The meet continues through Sunday. Lucille Davidson of Lee's Summit, Mo., and Doris Jensen, Doris Popple and Janet TiUotson—all of Des Moines—headed the women's entry list. Charles Busby of Pekin, 111., Ed Gould of Minneapolis and Norman Barnes, the state high school champion, were ranked as favorites in the junior division. The pairings were to be made Wednesday. Louisville Goes, 10 Runs in Extra Frame By The Associated Press In one of the wierdest overtime games of the American association season, Louisville scored 10 runs in the top of the 10th inning Tuesday night to wallop Kansas City 11-2. Milwaukee, meanwhile, extended its winning string to 10 straight and cut Indianapolis' lead to a mere games. The Brews swamped Columbus 9-2 in a twi- lighter. Minneapolis helped slash the Tribe's lead by licking the Indians 6-1. Rookie Charlie Sama- kalis hurled a 5-hitter in leading St. Paul over Toledo 5-0. By CHARLES A. GRUMICH New York, (IP)— U. S. Olympic teams in a star-spangled party of 304 athletes, coaches and managers were to shove off Wednesday for the games of the first post-war Olympiad in London, July 29- Aug. 14. They were to sail at 2 p. m. (CST) on the U. S. liner America under the 5 ring Olympic flag hoisted amidehips in ceremonies similar to those which sent off the last pre-war Olympic contingent to Berlin in 1936. 15 of 21 Teams Sail This boatload of talent—ranging in character from experts in foot- racing to weight-lifting, from fancy diving to pistol marksmanship—represents 15 of the 21 American Olympic teams. The other 6 U. S. teams are either already overseas, are going by air, or are leaving on the British liner Queen Elizabeth Thursday. Among the last scheduled to go aboard were the 65 male track and field performers. They were called to Randalls island stadium for a light final workout on American soil in the forenoon under the eyes of their 9 coaches and managers. At the head of the whole American setup was Avery Brundage of Chicago, the v«teran sachem of U. S. amateur sports. "Looks Good" Brundage, after a last-minute check of American prospects, said things looked pretty good. Brundage made it clear that although the American Olympic budget has not been met, none who qualified for the teams in the American trials will be left at home. All Can Go The last official money count showed $80,000 short of the $512,000 estimated as needed for the travel, care and feeding of a total of 341 competitors and 59 coaches and managers. Brundage said thousands of dollars had come in since then, assuring the tail-end qualifiers that they can forget their worries and come on board. BODY EVERYBODY Repair service is done here under the supervision Of a Body Specialist who knows every phase of wreck rebuilding and That's why our wreck repair jobs Look and last longer. PRITCHARD MOTOR CO. Tour Friendly Ford Dealer 202 1st St. S. E. Ph. 922 Phon* 4529-J Major League STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE Boston Pittsburgh St. Louis . New York 46 39 39 36 Brooklyn ..... 35 Cincinnati .... 37 Philadelphia . 36 Chicago 33 31 35 36 37 37 40 42 43 .597 .527 .520 .493 .486 .481 .462 .434 6 8 84 9 124 Tuesday American league won All-Star game 5-2. Wednesday No games scheduled. AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B. :ieveland 45 28 .61(3 Philadelphia . . 48 New York 44 Boston 39 Detroit 39 Washington .. 34 St. Louis 28 Chicago 23 32 32 35 37 42 45 49 .600 .579 .527 .1513 .447 .384 .319 24 64 74124 17 214 Tuesday American league won All-Star game 5-2. Wednesday No games scheduled. Dykstra New Head Coach at Northwood Northwood — Herbert B. Dykstra, who graduated from Iowa State Teachers college at the end of the summer term, has been named head coach at the high school here. He succeeds Bob Bowen who has signed to coach at Ogden. .Bowen took over last year when Hank Koob moved to Estherville Junior college. Dykstra's home is at Nashua, Mont., and he took most of his collegiate work at Northern Montana. He was a physical instructor for 3 years with the army air force at Wright field. Babe Back to Hospital Baltimore, Md., OJ.R)—A charity baseball game was to be played Wednesday at Baltimore stadium, but Babe Ruth, who left a sick bed in New York to attend, won't be there. The Babe, who said his throat was giving him a lot of trouble, had to fly back to New York Tuesday night to go back into the hospital which had given him temporary leave. BASEBALL Roosevelt Field < : THURSDAY, JULY 15, 8:30 P. M. Austin Jr. Legion VS. 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