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Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, July 8, 1948
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Mason City Legionnaires Get 6 Runs Gollege_Go^ y an /cs Blank BoSOX 7-0 in 6th to Defeat Austin Packers 8-3 rown By JIM VANHEEL Sports Editor The Mason City Legionnaires scored their 3rd straight victory of the season Tuesday night at Roosevelt field fay defeating the Austin Packers 8-3. The game was played before approximately 1,500 fans, the largest local turnout of the season. The victory was the 5th of the year for the local club and was gained through one big inning, the 6th, when 11 batters paraded to the plate' and accounted for 6 fat runs. Still No Relief Jim Hogue, lanky righthander who. pitched at Iowa State this spring, hurled the distance for the winners and spaced 8 Austin hits well enough to gain -his first triumph of the season. By going the route, he kept intact the Mason City record this season of every starting pitcher going the entire game without relief. The Legionnaires scored first in the game. Gus DiMarco reached base on a fielder's choice but Don Blanchard flied out for the 2nd out. Fats Day polled a long triple to leftfield to score DiMarco but a fast relay caught Day at the plate as he tried to stretch the knock into a homer. Austin Takes 3-1 Lead . Austin went ahead in the 3rd on a triple by Pitcher Bob Albertson, a double by Bernard Stanek and an error when DiMarco threw wild to first on Dick Seltz' grounder. In the top of the 6th frame with 2 men retired, Right- i'ielder Don Nelson poked a homer to dead centerfield for Austin to put the visitors ahead 3-1. Albertson retired the Mason club in order in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th frames. Two singles and a walk failed to produce a Mason City score in the 5th. Then Albertson retired from the mound and Firstbaseman Red Lindgren, a lefty, took over the mound duties for Austin. That didn't work out so well for the Packers. Wildness Costly Lindgren was wild as could be. i Blanchard was safe on an error and Day popped a single. Lindgren then issued 3 straight walks, uncorked a wild pitch and served up a single to Hogue, sandwiched in another walk and DiMarco cracked a single. It added up to 6 Mason Gity runs. The winners counted another run in the 8th inning on a single by Hogue and a double by DiMarco. ., Hogue registered 8 strikeouts in the game while Albertson and Lindgren combined to fan 7 Mason City batters. The Legionnaires, who lead the Winnebago league with 2 wins JIM HOGUE —Scatters 8 Hits and no defeats, swing back into loop competition on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Wednesday night they play Estherville away from home and Thursday night meet the Bancroft Lions at Roosevelt field at 8:30. The boxscore: AUSTIN—S AB Stanek, cf 5 Seltz, ss 3 Reed, If •* Lindgren. Ib. p * Ausllnson, lib •* Hammer, c :! Nelson, rf Beckel, 2b 3 Alberison, p ~ Gunderson, Ib 1 Totals -- 34 MASON CITY—8 AB Henely, 2b 3 DiMarco, 3b - r , Blanchard, ss r> F. Day, cf :t Bruns, Ib ;' Barrack', c 3 Diaz, If 3 Lloyd, rf ~ } Dallas, rf ! Hogue, p 3 II 1 0 I 0 0 0 1 0 s II 0 PO (1 4 Americans Move to Semifinals of Wimfa/ecfon Meet Wimbledon, Eng., (U.R)—Ameri- ca's 4 ranking feminine tennis stars, led by top-seeded Mrs. Margaret Osborne Du Pont of Bellevue, Del., swept into the Women's singles semifinals of the Wimbledon championships Tuesday without the loss of a set. Advancing with Mrs. Du Pont, the defending champion, were 2nd- seeded Louise Brough of Beverly Hills, Cal., 3rd-ranked Mrs. Patricia Canning Todd of a Jolla, Cal., and Doris Hart of Miami, seeded 4th, to make it an ail- American Women's semifinal for the 3rd year in a row. Mrs. Du Pont eliminated 5th- seeded Mrs. Jean Nieoll Bostock of England, 7-5, 6-3, while Miss Brough won her quarterfinal match wher 8th-seeded Shirley Fry of Akron, Ohio, suffered a severely sprained ankle in the 5th game of the opening set and was carried off the court in tears, i Mrs. Todd scored her 5th successive straight sets victory in the tournament when she ousted Jean Quertier, former British Wightman Cupper, 6-2, 6-4, and Miss Hart disposed of 7th-seeded Mrs. Nelly Landry of France, 6-0, 6-2. In Men's doubles, the top-seeded pair of Frankie Parker of Los Angeles by SanJose Pala Alto, Calif., (^—College golf had its 1948 national championship team decided Wednesday but 64 survivors of qualifying rounds were just ready to square off in the preliminary battles to determine the individual title. San Jose State college bagged the team title Tuesday with a new national record total of 579 for the 6 holes of medal play. Morgan Fottrell, Jr., led the way, tying for individual medalist honors with a record-breaking 2-round 139. He shared the honors with Gardner Dickinson, Jr., of Louisiana State. San Jose State replaced Louisiana State as the team champion. The latter's entries compiled an aggregate '588 for 2nd position. Stanford, holder of the old national team record of 580, set in 1941, was third with 590. THE FINEST AUTO BODY AND FENDER Repairing Service by Skilled and Experienced Men at John Gallagher, Inc.' 22-24 3rd N. W. Phone 1144 1 0 H A 1 1 (I 0 (I 0 <» 3 l!7 13 R II E FO 1 * «> U 11 (> 3 1 I) 1 and Bob Falkenburg of Hollywood, Cal., reached the semifinals by defeating Franja Kukul- javec of India and Vladimir Vodicka of Czechoslovakia, 6-2, 3-6, 6-0. 6-1, Totals ** * Score by innings: AUSTIN «03 001 000- 1ASON CITY 10<> WIG 01 x—8 8 2 Summary: Errors, DiMarco, Bruns, junilcrson. Auslinson; two-base hits, Stanek, IHMarco; three-base hits, V. Day, Albcrtson; home run, Nelson; runs bated in, F. Kay, Sianek. Nelson, UiMarco :, Barracks, Diaz, Dallas, Hoguc; stolen bases, Blanchard, F. »ay; double play, Blanchard to Bruns; struck out, by Albertson 3, Hogue 8, LlndRren. 4; bases on balls, off Albcrtson 1, Hogue 4, Lindgren 4; left on bases, ATistin. 8, Mason 3Ky 7; wild pitch, Lindfren; hits, off Albertson 'A in 5 innings, off Lindjrcn 5 in 3 innings; hit by pitcher, Henely, F. Day; losing pitcher, Lindgren; umpires, Hert and llahn; time, 2:10. Chicago Rockets Sign 4 Backfield Players Chicago, (U.R) — The Chicago Rockets of the All-America football conference have signed 4 more backs for the 1948 season, club officials announced Wednesday. Elroy Hirsch, Ray Ramsey, Floyd Simmons and Elmore Harris are the latest to come to terms with the Rockets, doormats of the league last year. Hirsch and Ramsey were with the club last year, while Harris played with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Simmons played right halfback at Notre Dame last year. Sports Will feature West Union Celebration West Union — Sports activities will feature the 2 day celebration at West Union on July 3 and 4. On the afternoon of July 3, big car auto races will be held at the fairgrounds with time trials to start at 1 o'clock. Such top drivers as Deb Snyder, Frankie Luptow and Speed Fundcrburk will be entered in the events. The same evening there will be 8 3-round boxing matches featuring many Golden Gloves and AAU champions. On the afternoon of July 4, motorcycle races will be held at the fairgrounds track. These races are sanctioned by the American Motorcycle Association and will include 10 events. The evening entertainment on the 4th will have a pair of pro wrestling matches with Leo Jensen of Tulsa meeting Buzz Hacker of Cedar Rapids in the 30 minute match with Ken Fenelon of Du- huque and Jay Steele of Kansas City getting together in the windup match, which has no time limit. Cook, Basketball Ace, Golfing Post at Iowa Goes to O'Connor Iowa City, (#>)— Frank "Bucky" O'Connor, 34, Boone high school athletic director, is the University of Iowa's new golf and freshman basketball coach. O'Connor succeeds Charles Kennett as varsity golf mentor on Aug. 1. Kennett has reached the retirement age. Except for 4 years (1942-1946) spent in the army air forces, O'Connor has been at Boone since he came there in 1939 from a coaching post at Harrisburg, 111., Francis Cretzmeyer, Iowa's new track coach, also started his coaching career. O'Connor literally grew up on a golf course at Newton where his Harris Says Champs Will Take Pennant By JOE REICHLER Associated Press Sports Writer Manager Bucky Harris of the New York Yankees put his neck in a noose Wednesday by predicting flatly his world champions would win the American league flag again. This sudden burst of frankness on the part of the Yankee skipper might have been prompted by Tuesday night's 7-0 victory over the formidable Boston Red Sox. It wasn't so much the victory, as the fact the triumph came on the anniversary of the start of their epochal 19-game winning streak last year. A year ago Tuesday the Yankees defeated Washington, 3-1, and went on to capture their next 18 games to make a shamble of the American league pennant race Record Stadium Crowd A season record Yankee stadium crowd of 70,491 saw Ed Lopat handcuff the Sox with 3 singles. Ted Williams got 1 o: i them to extend Everyone Wants in on Act to Grab Heavyweight Title June 30, 1948 M»»n City GI«b«-G«i*lte, MM»B Cttr. 1** By WILL GRIMSLEY R/egc/Fires70in hircrow"n Vside'but.already there | J S t QuO/lfy/fi of Western Amateur New York, (£>)•—It's been less than 5 days since Joe Louis laid his crown aside but already there is considerable stirring in heavyweight boxing ranks. Here are the rapid fire developments: 1. Ezzard Charles, the nati light heavy who is rated a . ?_ ^"'tOCI I 10" a Wichita, (£>)-— Robert i-eady to "fight from one to for the championship and, as tarter, is signed to meet Jimmy Bivins of Cleveland in Washing,on Aug. 2. 2. Gus Lesnevich, the world s his consecutive hitting streak to 15 games. Bu average dropped 3 points to .412 The victory en abled the Yan ;<fesss^ kees to move into 2nd place, 6 P e rcentage B^S'P «~ J points ahead of LOPAT the Philadelphia ^ ^ ----- ---- .•;---•. .,,Vm r ,ght he f^y weight champio n who he Bi 3 s one of the Big 3 light over the prospect of a September bout with Walcott. 3. Walcott said he didn't think much of a proposed tournament to decide Louis' that Bomber earned prince" role "Skee" Riegel had the inside track on the Western Amateur golf 'tournament's qualifying medal. Riegel, National Amateur cham- from Glendale, Cal., shot a -par 70 Tuesday for the 1st 18 holes of the qualifying test. Riegel's most serious contenders honors were young Lawrence Glosser, Oklahoma City, Eugene Zuspann, the sand green specialist from Goodland, Kans. Each shot an even 71 Tues-! day for the 6,740-yard Wichita nuntry club course. Marvin "Bud" Ward of Spokane, Wash., the 1947 medalist and champion, was well off the firs% pay pace with a 38-38—76. Lissell Harper, Ottumwa, had best score of 4 lowans shoot- Lawson Little Gets 72 in First Round of British Open Muirfield, Scotland, (U.R)—Law- son Little of Chicago shot a 72 Wednesday as 97 survivors^ o£ Qualifying competition teed off for the first round of 72-hole medal play in the British Open golf The burly" American rounded the first 9 holes in 36 after missing at least 4 putts by inches. Little came in with a 36. He was the first of 9 American qualifiers to complete Wednesday's opening round. ,. Bright, summery weather •— m contrast to the cold rains which accompanied the preliminary rounds. — brought the inimitable Scottish gallery thronging to the course, some of them mothers carrying babies in their arms. League Leaders on ished with a 39-40—79. Other Iowa scores posted: John C. Kelley, Sioux City, 45-50—95; John Donohue, Jr., Sioux City, 38-42—80, and Richard Hoak, Sioux City, 41-41—82. of of the his parents were in charge country club during 12 youthful years. He is a 1938 graduate of Drake where he played years as a basketball forward. O'Connor's 1947-48 Boone high cage team went to the state tournament this spring. The Boone junior college golf team, which he coached, won the National Jaycee golf title this spring. O'Connor's wife is the former Jane Westberg of Boone. They have a daughter, 4. Signs Pro Contract Shelioygan, Wis., (U.R) — Bobby Cook, University of Wisconsin basketball star, has signed to play with the Sheboygan Redskins of the National' professional basketball league, club officials said Wednesday. HELP PREVENT ACCIDENTS FREE TIRE INSPECTION Come In and Have Your Tires Checked Before You Start on Your Vacation Trip. It May Save a Life ... PERHAPS YOUR OWN Slight Charge If We Have to Dismount Tires U. S. Royal Masters You Can't Buy a BETTER TIRE TO SAVE YOUR LIFE TIRE SUPPLY Olympic Boxing Team Dominated by Mid-Westerners By BILL KING Boston, (fP) —The 8 members of the 1948 U. S. Olympic boxing team and their alternates headed for the U. S. Military Academy at West Point, N. Y., Wednesday for 2 weeks of final polishing before sailing for England. The octet to survive through all of the final Olympic tryouts, which ended Tuesday night at the Boston Garden, was dominated by mid-westerners. Half of the regulars who won berths on the glove team came from that section, 2 from Pennsylvania and one each from Florida and Utah. Two were members of the U. S. Navy team, which was selected from 17,500 candidates, and the Army, which selected 8 out of worldwide tryouts that involved 50,000 troops, also gained 2 berths. Tuesday night's successful finalists picked for the team were: Flyweight Frank Sodona. 17-year-old Philadelphia National A. A. U. titlist; Bantamweight Bill Bossio, 20, of Pittsburgh and the U. S. Navy; Featherweight Edward Johnson, 20, of Kansas City and the U. S. Army; Lightweight Wallace Smith, 19, of Cincinnati; Welterweight Horace Herring, 24, of St. Petersburg, Fla., and the U. S. Navy; Middle%veight Washington Jones, 22, of Lovejoe, 111., and the U. S. Army; Light Heavyweight Charles Speizer, 18, of Detroit; Heavyweight Jay Lambert 22, of West Jordan, Utah. Named as alternates after being defeated in the final round were Flyweight Henry Gault, 19. o Spartansburg, S. Car.; Bantamweight James Mitchell, 29, o Richmond, Cal.; Feathcrweigh Douglas Ellwood, 23, of Port Allen, La.; Lightweight Charle Davey, 23, of Detroit; Welter weight Ross Virgo, 18, of Roches ter, N. Y., and the U. S. Army Middleweight Frank Daniels, 20 of Bakersfield, Cal.; Light Heavy weight Grant Butcher, 19, of Sa Francisco; Heavyweight Norve Lee, 23, of Washington, D. C. Cordle's Beats CIO to Keep Softball Lead Cordle Cartage took a stronger hold on first place in the YMCA softball league Tuesday evening at East park by downing the run- nerup CIO team 4-1. Floyd Johnson did the twirling for the winners and allowed only one hit, that being by Lathnm in the first frame. Cordle's banged out 8 hits and played errorless ball. The National Guard climbed out of the cellar by drubbing the City Em- ployes 13-9 after the losers took a 6-0 lead in the first inning. Greenan drove in 4 runs to lead the Guardsmen at the plate. The standings: — I, Pet. Athletics and only 1 game behind the front-running Cleveland Indians. Feller Beats Newhouser Fireballer Bobby Feller gave a display of his old <ime form, pitching the Cleveland Indians to a 6-2 triumph over the Tigers in Detroit. Feller fanned 8 and scattered 8 hits in beating his old rival, Southpaw Hal Newhouser. 'liie Indians shelled Prince Hal from the mound in the 3rd, touching him up for 7 hits and 5 runs. Washington snapped the Athletics' 7 game winning streak, defeating Philadelphia 5-3 in a night game in Philadelphia. The victory boosted the Nats into 5th place, ahead of the Tigers. The Chicago White Sox moved within 2£ games of the 7th place Probable Pitchers r^'So^s? « Brit: j ing^ual^ying^round. Harper finish promoter, counted himself in the deal and announced he to have a part in the series to determine the new champion. The most ambitious talk came from the camp of Charles, the speedy 175-ppunder who has lost only one decision—a split verdict to Elmer "Violent" Ray—since he got out of the army. Charles later knocked out Ray. Louis, meanwhile, is golfing daily. He will leave this weekend for French Lick, Ind., for a vacation. H 91 8« 25 67 34 58. 68 98 76 •72 87 02 'Most Sought After Pitcher Bob Feller" AMERICAN LEAGUE Boston (Kramer 6-3). at New York (Raschi 9-1). Washington (Masterson 5-5) at Philadelphia (Col em an 8-5)— night. Cleveland (Lemon 10-G) at Detroit (Houtteman 2-9)—night, Chicago (Getel 1-3) at St. Louis Major League STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B. Boston 36 27 .571 .. . St. Louis . 35 27 .565 i Pittsburgh 33 29 .532 2i New York 32 29 .525 3 Philadelphia 32 33 .492 5 Brooklyn . 27 32 .458 7 Cincinnati 29 36 .446 8 Chicago 26 37 .413 10 Tuesday Results Chicago 3, St. Louis 1. New York 11, Boston 3. Philadelphia 3, Brooklyn 1. Cincinnati 6, Pittsburgh 5 (14 innings). AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B. 38 38 40 31 30 Boston, (U.R)—The Boston Braves announced Wednesday that 17- year-old left-hander John Antonelli of Rochester, N. Y.,—"The most sought-after pitcher since Bob Feller"—has agreed to join the National league club's farm organization as a bonus player. General Manager John J. Quinn said President Lou Perini was en- route here in his private plane with the young hurler who pitched a no-hit, no-run game in a special exhibition arranged for 9 major league scouts. Quinn said club officials would decide what farm team the pitcher will be sent to for seasoning. AMERICAN LEAGUE G AB R •Williams, Boston .. 60 221 Boudreau, Cleveland (.1 330 Brown, New York .. 49 173 LIndell, New York 48 17Q Zarilla, St. Louis .. 58 208 26 ' NATIONAL LEAGUE Musial, St. Louis .. 03 244 53 Holmes, Boston ... 59 218 AS Pafko, Chicago 5« 209 35 Ashburn, Phllad'phla 62 254 41 Gordon, New York 54 187 43 HOME RUNS Sauer, Reds Kiiier, Pirates DiMaggio, Yankees Musial, Cardinals Keltner, Indians RUNS Williams, Red Sox Musial, Cardinals Kiner, Pirates IHMagglo, Red Sox Lockman, Giants Sauer, Reds HUNS BATTED IN Williams, Red Sox DiMagglo, Yankees Sauer, Reds Stephens, Red Sox Kiner, Pirates »Gordon, Indians •»HITS Musial, Cardinals -j* Williams, Red Sox "1 Ashburn, Phillies 87 Boudreau, Cleveland »<• Gusline, Pirates > s Pet. .413 .374 .330 330 .327 .403 .348 .345 .343 .332 1!) 18 37 17 5U B5 51 47 47 69 65 09 54 HAVE 2 LEAGUE GAMES Joice — Border-Line league games for the holiday weekend will include Plymouth at Joice on Sunday and Joice at Northwood on Monday. (Sanford 5-7)—night. NATIONAL LEAGUE Philadelphia (Leonard 7-5) at Brooklyn (Taylor 1-3). St. Louis (Hearn 4-2) at Chicago (Hamner 2-2). New York (Jansen 8-4) at Boston (Voiselle 7-5)—night. (Only games scheduled). Cleveland . New York Philadelphia Boston .... Washington Detroit 29 St. Louis 23 1 Chicago 19 23 25 27 29 34 33 38 39 .623 .603 .597 .517 .469 .468 .377 .328 St. Louis Browns by defeating the Brownies 4-1 in another night game in St. Louis. Top Bracket Defeated Dqllmar Named Head Cage, Baseball Coach Philadelphia, (U.R)—Howie Dallmar, star guard of the Philadelphia Warriors of the Basketball Association of America, Wednesday was named head basketball and baseball coach of the University of Pennsylvania. The first 3 teams in the National league had a bad day as Boston, St. Louis and Pittsburgh all went down to defeat. As a result, the 4th place New York Giants closed the gap between themselves and the top to 3 games. The Giants poled 5 homeruns ut of Braves field to swamp Waren Spahn and the Braves 11-3 i a night game in Boston. Sid Gordon paced the Giants' 17-hit ttack with 2 homeruns. One with he bases loaded. It was his 3rd ;rand slam homer of the season, nly 1 behind the record. Tuesday Results Cleveland 6, Detroit 2. New York 7, Boston 0. Washington 5, Philadelphia 3. Chicago 4, St. Louis 1. Phils Land Yale's Star 3rd Baseman Philadelphia, (U.R)—The Philadelphia Phillies'have signed Richard "Red" Mathews, Yale university's hard-hitting 3rd baseman, it was announced Wednesday. The 22-year-old college star will report immediately to the Terre Haute club of the Three-I league. FIGHT RESULTS Sealtle—Joey Maxim. 182, Cleveland, outpointed Bill Peterson, 1518, Seattle, 10. Cubs Beat Cardinals The Braves retained their first place lead of half a game over he St. Louis Cardinals as the Redbirds were whipped by the Cubs n Chicago 3-1. A pinch single by Howie Schultz in the 14th inning scored Ted Kluszewski from 3rd with the run that gave the Reds a 6-5 victory over the Pirates in Cincinnati in the. longest National league night game of the year. A 2-base muff of a fly ball by BODY Centerfielder Carl Furillo paved the way for 2 Philadelphia runs which gave the Phils a 2-1 victory over the Dodgers in a night game in Brooklyn. Sports Calendar WEDNESDAY — Legionnaires at Estherville, time 8:30. Rudd high school at Junior Legion, time C.OO. THURSDAY—Bancroft Lions at Legionnaires, - time 8:30. SATURDAY—Fort Dodge Packers at Legionnaires, time 8:30. DREAM OF A Color scheme for your car, and Tell that dream to our paint men, and They will make your dream come true In shining splendor on the surface of your car. PRITCHARD MOTOR CO. lour Friendly Ford neater 202 1st St. S. E. Ph. 922 Nifht Fhon« 4529-J 125 First St. S. E. ?'honc 572 Jack Man-ay USED TIRES — $1.50 UP Lloyd Farrer 10 i 5 i .noft 9 .778 :t .6 Decker'* w :t Nt. G«»rd Z 0 City Emp. 1 L Pet. !lM X .111 Cnrdle'8 CIO Moox« ELDORA GOLFER WINS Iowa Falls—Bob Brown of Eldora won the amateur open golf tournament at the Highland GoU club at Iowa Falls Sunday. He scored 106 in the» 27-hole medal play. Art Koch of Waterloo was runner-up with 109. BASEBALL Roosevelt Field Thursday, July 1—8:30 P. M. Bancroft vs. Mason City Legionnaires LAST 3 DAYS — SALE ENDS SATURDAY 13? Pro-Proven! Pro-Designed! WINNEBAGO LEAGUE GAME Admission — Adults 60c; Children 25c - Tax Inc. Johnny Bulla Matched Tournament Clubs Three Beautiful Matched Woods with laminated wood heads, tru-temper step-down steel shafts, cork cushioned grips. All features compare with the best clubs obtainable? Fire Tournament Irons with turf cutter base. Concentrated weight for loft and distance. Hickory grained step- down steel shafts. Eat? Terms SPORTS DEPT. 23 E. State Ph. 380

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