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Mason City, Iowa
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Friday, February 26, 1954
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Meeting the Billing Faith must be wonderful . . . lowu was defeated by Ohio State and Illinois on successive games. . . . Did thai ;'-;-ic Dr. E. K. Lit- kcnhpus in his basketball ratings? Not at all. . . . The latest ratings (put out Sunday) kept Iowa in seventh place nationally. . . . So the Hawks made him look good by knocking the tar out of Indiana on Monday. . . . His lop 10 in order for the firsl of the week release had Kentucky, Duquesne, Notre Dame, Illinois, I n d i a n a , UCLA, Iowa, Oklahoma Aggies, Wichita (please note that Wichita also beat the Aggies on Wednesday of this week) and Minnesota. He has Iowa rated as a favorite over Michigan State on Saturday by only 2.3 points. . . . Also Indiana over Ohio State by 8.5 points. * The Boston lied Sox wanted and got Jackie Jensen from the Senators for one big reason--to clout home runs at Fenway Park. . . Jensen can hit homers but his output at Fenway last season was short of sensational--he got only one all season in the Boston park where this ysr he will be playing h a l f of his games. * Candidate's Proposals One of the candidates stumping for the job of secretary of the Girls Athletic Union has circulated a mimeographed letter which mentions 13 points which he would like enacted. . . . Some of them border on the crackpot variety. . . . One is that he would like the number of sectional and district meets increased with MORE teams entering the state tourney . . . We take this to mean that he would want more t h a n 10 teams in the slate finals, which would create an almost ridiculous situation. This candidate also wants fo do a w a y with holding district tournaments where girls basketball is not In the schools . . . This is a narrow viewpoint and certainly one which has no consideration for the fans. . . . For example, one district tournament session at Mason City drew about 1,700 fans. . . Where else in North Iowa could the meet have been held to accommodate so many spectators? Another is to eliminate certain "clicks" around the present hoard members. . . . We would guess thai he means that a few board members run the show while the others twiddle their thumbs. . . . Still another js that, all proceeds from concessions during the state tournament go to the association. There is a question as to what will happen in years to come with the profits in the Girls Union. . . The activity is confined to basketball and it's strictly profit each year in all of the tournament activity regardless of the number and qualities of the trophies handed out. There also is a question raised on tournament salaries paid to two DCS Moines newspapermen. . . Bert McGrane gets $1,000 as manager of the state tournament while Jack North gets $750 as ticket manager, fairly handsome fees; . .Perhaps the operation of the meet should be left in the hands of the Union office: The operation of the Girls Union, while it was efficient under Rod Chisholm, can not be compared to the Iowa High School Athletic^Association. . . . The boys group makes a big profit each year on basketball. . . . But much of this money is plowed back into the operation of non-paying high school sports on a tournament basis, such as track, golf, tennis, baseball am cross country. * Wants Inter-Loop Trades Frank Lane, general manager of the Chicago While Sox, is ; man of ideas in the baseball world . . Some of his ideas .seem wild, others m a k e good sense . . . One which makes sense is his proposal to have u moratorium on waivers for two months in the winter time to encourage trading between the two major leagues. If's sometimes very difficult to get waivers passed so a club from one league can make a deal with a club from another league . . . Yet ball club which is anxious to trade has trouble making a deal within its own loop, mainly because the "have" clubs want to s f a y that way while the "have nots" of the second division can't get the players they want fo become pennant contenders. Here's what could happen under Lane's moratorium proposal: Say an American League club was overloaded with capable shortstop and third basemen but was sorely in need of good outfielders . . . Maybe every club in the A m e r i c a n League was well fixed at the same positions . . . There might be a National League club with an overabundance of outfielders but needing some infield strength . . . A Jeal could be made pronto helping both clubs without going through the red-tape waiver system. * From Bottom to Top One of the strangest things in collegiate basketball this season is Lhe work of the Colorado team, locked in a struggle with Kansas for the .Big Seven championship . . . A year ago the Buffs, finished last in the loop . . . U didn't look a bit better (o start this season as Colorado dropped its first seven games . . . Only five lettermcn were on hand and the Buffs had lost their leading scorer of the previous season, Jim Bunte, who transferred to Utah . . . B u t they've taken their last six loop games and now are pointing toward a March 1 date -with Kansas which will decide the Big Seven title and gain a berth in the NCAA playoffs · * : Many high school cage fans in North Iowa are deprived of seeing sub-state basketball tournament blay because of the long travel dis- firices normally involved . , . We think that there should be a Cfass A sub-stat* meet this year close to tame, probably in Mason City . . . Consider the teams left up to the Friday night district finals: Frankin Consolidated vs. Belmond; Garner vs. Forest City and Holy Family of Mason 'City against New Hampton . . . That means there will be three nearby winners . . . And if Waverly wins over Strawberry Point that would mean four teams within 61 miles of Mason City. .* The Orange,Bowl at Miami is so pleased with the tieup between the Atlantic Coast and Big Seven Conferences for ' the Jan. 1 football game that plans now arc being made to raise the seating capacity [rom 68,000 to 8-1,000 . . . The pact is for only two seasons but the chances for renewal are considered good. Irish Figure to Be Tough NCAA Foes B/ BEN OLAN NEW YORK W--The way they're knocking over all opposition, Notre Dame's fighting Irish figure to go a long way in the NCAA Basketball Tournament next month. The South Bend team, ranked 6th in the nation, won its 14th straight Thursday night, trouncing Marquetlc 79-66 and making its over-all season record 18-2. With only two more regular season games to play, against Loyola of Chicago and Marquette, Notre Dame is almost certain to finish with its best season since 1935 when it won 22 and dropped 2. The Irish are scheduled to open their bid for the NCAA title in a first round game against Loyola of New Orleans at Fort Wayne, Jnd., on March 9. · As usual, Captain Dick Rosen- thai was the big man for Notre Dame. The rangy center scored 29 points and raised his three-year total to 1,014. Seattle, which faces Idaho State in another NCAA first round game at Corvallis, Ore.,', on March 9, also extended its winning streak by downing Portland 80-64. The Chieftans now have piled up 25 straight since their opening game loss to Wichita. NCAA officials 'filled the tourney's last at-large berth Thursday with the selection of Pcnn State. The Nittany Lions, with an 11-5 record, will meet Toledo in the other .half ,of Notre Dame-Loyola double-header^ Meanwhile; r things weren't working out a's smoothly for the National Invitation Tournament which still needs four teams. First, Bowling Green turned down a bid claiming the New York competition would conflict with examination week. Then the Tal- cons stunned Dayton, already an NIT entry, 107-73, handing the Flyers their sixth loss in 29 games. Madison Garden Has Worst Basketball Gate in 20 Years NEW YORK (UP) · -- ·Madison Square Garden, once college basketball's "big tent," turned out to se nothing but a pup lent during :he currcnl campaign. Only 4,678 fans turned out Thursday n i g h t - f o r the. 19lh and final college doubieheader of the regu- iar season, raising the'total for the Garden campaign to 144,904. Thus, the average for college games in the famed arena this season was only 7,626, making it the most disastrous campaign from an atlcndancc standpoint since Ihc sport first was introduced at the Garden 20 years ago. FIGHT JOHNSTOWN. Pa. -- Jncqucs Roycr, , France, nioppcd Tony Anthony. 157, York, B. WEST PALM TIEACII, VIn. -- Bobby Elliott. 150. Louisville, outpointdd Emerson Butcher, 14(1, Rock Islnnrt, III., in. NEWARK, N.J. -- -Hnrolcl Curler, 187, Jmlen, outpointed Joe Lindsay, 188, Jrooklyn, 8. , FALL RIVER, MUM. -- Orlnmlo Zue- u«t«, 137, Cuba, outpointed Al Dimrle, 138, New Bedford, 10. PHILADELPHIA -- Eddie Olosa, 149, 'hllmlclphb, outpointed Jim Chnmpnlgne, 150, Philadelphia, B. · SAGINAW. Mich. -- Ken Hammer, 190, Stroll, oiitpolnlud )!ow«rd Title, 2)1, Canon. Ohio, 0. , New Hampton vs. Holy Family, Sheffield Plays Fertile in Finals flP ALL- SCHIUNDT indtano Joice Beats Alexander to Gain Finals GARNER--Ron Calgaard with 21 points and Roger Christiansen with 18 led Joicc past Alexander in the hoys district at Garner Thursday night. Joice won 65-43 after taking a 14-11 lead at the first quarter mark and then tallying 20 points in the second to gain a 34-19 advantage at the half. Coach James Bcrhow's boys were ahead 49-32 at the end of the third quarter. Eldon Schulte paced the losers with 24 points. Joice now has a 20-9 record for the season. Alexander compiled a 20-3 mark. Joice and Klemme play in the district Class B finals Saturday night at 7:30 p. m., the winner going into the sub-state. The boxscorese: ff X I Doubleheader at Fieldhouse in Mason City A district boys doubleheader to decide the class B and A champs will be played Friday night at Roosevelt Fieldhouse in Mason City and it's a twin bill which should pack the gym with spectators ami also produce some close competition and good basketball. The opening championship game 7 o'clock will send Fertile's strong Indians against the ] Sheffield Claydiggers. Fertile carries a 29-2 record into the game against a 19-5 mark for Sheffield. The only;"; losses for Fertile this season havei^i^nr'"."...'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. t been to class A teams, Holy Fam-i£ 1nt 'u 1l .^; ld | Lly of Mason City and Lake Mills.JAasund .'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. Conference Rivals Friday's district opponents have met before, being members of the North Star Conference in which Fertile was the champ and Sheffield finished as runnerup. The _ Indians barely got past Sheffield in their first meeting 59-58 but Fertile trounced the Claydiggers 75-55 in a return game. Despite the decisive licking in the second game, Sheffield poses as a big threat to Fertile in a bid to get back into the state tourney. The class A game ; ranks as a headline game between two strong clubs with no favorite. New Hampton's rangy Chicks take on Holy Family at 8:30. In first round play, the Chicks were more impressive in beating Greene t h a n the Maroons were in eliminating Osage. Holy Family goes into the game with a fancy 22-4 record for the season and the Maroons have been beaten only twice in their last 24 contests. JOICK--(« ! Anderson TOTALS 2li A I . F . X A N I 1 K H -- I S Fc Scott I llohnint (I Srhulte 10 l l o f a c r c tt Showalter 0 Hobsl 0 Ft f t Tp r, :t · i Feb. U, _ 1954 ft aoii City Glub'e-Giiiellr, Mason CUj, 1*. Frank Selvy Top Choice in All-America Balloting By TED MEIER N E W Y O R K -- 1-urman's Frank Selvy, who sets a major :ollege record ' every time he scores a basket, tops the 1954 Asso ciatcd Press All-America collegiate baskctballteam announced Friday, Named as Sclvy's teammates by a vote of 365 sportswritcrs anc broadcasters were Don Schlundt of Indiana; Tom Cola of LaSalle; Ulff Hagan of Kentucky and Bob Pettit of Louisiana State. Best Since Macauley Not since the heyday of Easy Ed Macauley of St. Louis back in 1949 las a player been accorded as many votes as Selvy, a native of orbin, Ky. He was picked on the first team on 280 ballots; 41 times on the second team. On the basis of five points for a irst team vote and two points for the second learn, Selvy polled 1,482 points, 273 points more than the 1,209 rolled up by Schlundt, Indiana's record scorer in the Big Ten. Gola and Hagan, two repeaters on the All-America, tallied 1,146 and 1,101 points, respectively. Pet- .it was far behind with 784 points. Pcttil actually polled less first jlace votes than the controversial Bevo Francis of little Rio Grande Ohio) College, but made the first earn by virtue of numerous second earn marks. Pettit got 102 first place votes to 119 for Bevo, but got 137 seconds o 86 for Bevo. Thus he gained the edge over Bevo for the first team y a mere 17 points. Bevo's 767 points easily put him at the top of the second team. Indiana's Bob Leonard, Kentucky's ?rank Ramsey, Duquesnc's Dick Ricketts and Western Kentucky's Tom Marshall round out the second quintet. Third Team Togo Palazzi of Holy Cross; Arnold Short of Oklahoma City; Bob Mallick of Oklahoma AM; Johnny Kerr of Illinois and Dickie Hem rick ' . o f Wake Forest were named as a third team. Selvy, at 6 feet 3 inches, the smallest player on the team, is perhaps known best Tor his 100- soint spree against Newberry on Feb. 13 and the fact thai he is the r irst major college player to score more than 1,000 points in one season. A j u m p shot that is virtually mpossible to stop has helped him .0 a 42-point per game average .his season. Schlundt, a junior, has played a major role in keeping Indiana's 1953 NCAA champions in the thicket the struggle for the Big Ten title. The 6-10 native of South Bend set n Big Ten single game individual record by scoring 47 points against Ohio State. Has ; Another Chance Gola, an All-America last year as a sophomore and now as a iunior, next year will have the opportunity to become the only 3layer to make the AH- America ;hrcc straight years. Hagan, now classified as v scn- .or, may also be termed a repealer since he made , the 1952 team as\a junior. . : Francis, who scored 113 points in one game against Hillsdale this year, was called by some merely a "basketball sideshow." The majority held, however, that Bevo has demonslraled his abilily againsi major competition and that his high-scoring feats of 1953 were no fluke. A year ago Bevo scored 116 points against Ashland and won a third team berth on the All- America. The NCAA Ihrew oul the record because it was not made against a four-year school. Pettit, a 6-9 senior, is famed for his hook shot and his agility He averaged around 33 points per game. Many Express Interest in Job at Davenoort * DAVENPORT W-- Although no official application for the Davenport High School coaching job vacated by Paul Moon were received Thursday, a flood of mail is expected o v e r the \veekend, Supt. Harold J. Williams said. Meanwhile Davenport s p o r t s writers said several coaches they contacted following Moon's announcement Wednesday have expressed interest in the job. One of them is Bob Schulz, head coach at Iowa City High School. Schulz was a Davenport and later played for the University of Iowa. Another is P a u l Maaske, young coach at Wheatland, Iowa. Friends of the writers in Dubuque reported that Johnny Orr, coach of the Dubuque High Rams who whipped the Blue Devils last week, will also make a bid for the job. A m o n g other coaches whose names are mentioned are Lefty Schnack, former Muscatine coach and now athletic director there; Buck C h e a d I c, former Roland coach now at Burlington, and Don Morris of Alleman High in Rock Island, 111. Jack Foley of Moline also was mentioned hut is doubtful if. the Illinois school would want to let him go. Boys District Cage Scores (Final round unless otherwise indlcitetl) AT A D E L 1!--Slater 60, Truro 47. AT ATLANTIC II---Misstna 5:t, Tenuanl 43. AT JlUKLl.VGTON' AA--Burlington (Hi, Fair-Held II. AT CEDAR RAMOS FIRST R O U N D n--Van Home (3U. Norway H. 1'alo 56, Mechanicsvllle 50. AT DBS MOINES AA--Ucs Jlolnes East 38, DCS Molne Tech 37. AT GAHN'ER FIKST ItOL'A'D B--Joice 63, Alexander «. AT HOLSTEirT AA--Fort Dodge S3. Sioux City Ei«( 51 AT IOWA FALLS FIRST KOL'ND R--Roland S3, Jewell la. AT MOUNT AVK. FIRST KOUKD B--Kcddlnf -17, Garden Grove 16. AT NEWTON AA---Marshalllown 58. Newton 50. AT RED OAK U--Wales-Lincoln 117. Strilian 37. AT rOSTVILLE K--New Albln 71. Luana 61. AT ROLFE FIRST R O U N D B--Havelock 67. Jloorland ill. Stiff Competition Kt I'f Tp TOTALS I I Score b y quarter*: l JOICK I t A L E X A N D E R U tr, 12) ·A\ la \ i -u C'.) (I) 4:1 Free throws jiilsscd: Joice 1, Alexander New Hampton's wori-lost record isn't as impressive, 15-7, but the Chicks have played better opposition during the season. Except for an upset loss to Decorah, New Hampton has been beaten only by good clubs Cedar Falls (twice), ,'owa City, unbeaten Postville Waverly and Charles City. New ilampton also owns wins over Waverly and Charles City as well as East-Waterloo and Coach Jack Wishmeier's team also handled a good Oelwein team twice. While the two loes rate abov average on defense their offensiv play recently has been great. I the past four games New Hamp ton has averaged 78 points pe game. Coach Ken Con way's Ma roons have been just as busy pil ing up points and in six games played by Holy Family in Febru ary the Maroons have average'd 76 points per game. Doors to the fieldhouse will be opened at 6 o'clock. Four AA Teams Make Sub State By The Associated Press Roland's Rockets, seeking their fourth straight appearance in the stale championship basketball tournament, ousted Jewell 59-49 in a meager slate of. 14 district tourney games. Meanwhile, four'Class AA schools qualified for the sub-state in their lone district contests. Fort Dodge ended the hopes of Sioux City East 58-54 and Marshalltown ousted Newton 58-50. Burlington handed Fairficld its 17th consecutive defeat 66-41 ami DCS Moines East barely escaped the challenge oC the Des Moines Tech, 38-37. . Dinner Held to Honor Mason City High Wrestlers The Mason City High School vrestling team was honored at a linner Thursday night at the VFW Club with 72 in attendance. Specially honored at the dinner vere the four Mohawks who have qualified for the coming state ournament, Don Hohenfield, Frank Daskalos, Merlyn Olson, and Virgil De Vary. Police Chief Leo Allstot, captain of the first Mohawk wrestling team and a former state champion, reviewed the early days of; the mat sport in the school system. Fritz Olson, chairman of the athletic committee of the school board, paid his respects to the Mohawk squad for its accomplishments and Coach Howard Barker gave a rundown on his past and present teams with mention of previous stale titleholders. Wreslling ilself even had a parl in the program as Casey Griffin, 2Vi-year-old son of Assislanl Coach Ken Griffin, demonstrated wrestling holds and take downs with his father. The program was concluded with movies showing wrestling fundamentals and the 1052 state tourna ment. Penn State Gets Last'At Large NCAA Berth NEW YORK (UP)--Penn State was named Friday to occupy the last independent berth in the NCAA basketball tournament while Cornell moved ahead in the close race for the berth reserved for the Ivy League champion. State's Nittany Lions, with an 11-5 record, will clash with Toledo, t h e Mid - American Conference hampion, in a first round tourney ame at Fort Wayne, Ind., March with the winner qualifying to meet the Big Ten champion. The Lions were the ninth inde- jendent team picked for the NCAA :arnival and from now on the only earns added to the field will be conference champions as the various races are decided. Ohio State Holds Key in Big 10 Race CHICAGO W -- Seventh place Ohio State holds the key to the Big Ten basketball title race when it meets league-leading Indiana Saturday, The small Ohio Staters, whose Paul Eberl and Robin Free'man are ranked lth and 5th in conference scoring arc" in a hot-shooting, three-game winning streak. They also have the advantage of their home floor. Primed for Upset Indiana, trounced 82-64 by Iowa Monday, has a 20-2 record and the Buckeyes appear primed to pull an upset. Ohio Slate, with Ebert averaging 23.1 points and Freeman 22.0, have defeated Michigan, Iowa ami Minnesota in succession for a 5-7 record. Official Big Ten statistics prove -jlhe Buckeyes are the lop scoring team, leading in field goal percentage with .387, free throw percentage with .705 and average points per game with 79. After Indiana Saturday the Buckeyes play second-place Iowa (9-3) Monday at Iowa City. A pair of Ohio State victories could boost third-place Illinois (8-3) well into the title picture as the Illini prepare for a stretch run against Michigan, Northsvestern and Indiana. That Indiana game, March 6 at Bloomington, could be the decisive one. Northwestern Hot While Ohio State has thrown confusion into the race, Northwestern (6-6) has contributed as much or more. The Wildcats, winners of COMPLETE tiAMTO* Repair Service · CLEANED · RECORDED We Will Remove, Repair and Replace the Radiator. LAP BROS. BEE LINE SERVICE 25 2nd S. W. Phon« 1411 Tickets Available for 1st Round Games in State Tourney B 0 0 N E W -- The Iowa High chool Athletic Assn, reported Friday that reserved seats and general admission tickets still are available for the first round games March 16-17 of the state basketball tournament at Iowa City. The ticket situation for other games is as follows, the IHSAA said: Quarterfinals, March 18, all general admission tickets gone but 500 reserve seat tickets available. Finals, March 19, sold out. five straight and hitting a field goal percentage of 44 in that stretch, were the first in the Big Ten to knock off Indiana--a 100-90 overtime thriller Feb. 13. The Wildcals could pull another giant killing act Monday against Illinois, whose John Kerr is the Big Ten's No. 2 scorer with a 24 point average. Illinois is at Michigan, Iowa at Michigan State, Northwestern .at Minnesota and Wisconsin at Purdue to complete Saturday's Big Ten card. Perez Favored to Beat Willie Pep NEW YORK (UP)--Young Lulu Perez of Brooklyn was a slight favorite at B'A to 5 to knock ex- champion Willie Pep off the top featherweight contender's perc Friday night at Madison Squar Sarden. Although their 10-rounder will be efevised and broadcast nationally more than 8,000 were expected to ay approximately 830,000 to at- end this significant age - youth lash between 31-year-old Pep and 0-year-old Perez. The once-great Pep will enter the ring with 19 straight victories o bolster his dream of becoming ic first featherweight in ring his- ory to recapture the crown after osing it twice. The winner doubtlessly will get ie first title shot at champion andy Saddler, who is slated to eceive his Army discharge in pril. Saddler will be at the ringside ·hile Pep pits his experience, rickery and speed against Lulu's uperior punch and youthful stam- na. The Cleveland Indians' spring raining schedule lists 34 games, 11 against major league teams. Lauritzen Tops in Shooting Accuracy; Hits 63.5 Per Cent NEW YORK (M--Bevo Francis o£ Rio Grande, who probably won't play for several weeks because of an ankle injury, still is far put front in the small-college scoring race, .but --.surprise! -one of his rivals shows a better percentage for accuracy. Paul Lauritzen of ; Augustana, III., a six-foot, three-inch senior, was hitting 63.5 per cent of his fieldgoai attempts through games of Feb. 20, according to NCAA Service Bureau statistics. Francis shows a .49.8 average. At the rate he's going Lauritzen vill set a record. The current mark on the book is 60.6 set last 'ear by Bob Buis of Carleton. Francis, of course, heads the corers with 1,046 points. Basketball Scores KAST Princeton 7T, Penn 61. St. Louis 77. St. Bonaventure 7;!. St. Johns B k n 60. NYU 6-.'. St. Francis (Bkn) 69. Ion* 61. SOUTH Wash-Lie 7'3, Virginia Tech K'i (ovt.l. .Maryland 71, Wm. 4: Mary 35. Virginia o:i, Roanoke 7 1 . MIDWEST Notre Dame 711, .Mxrquette KB. ttowllns Green 107, Dayton 7:!. St. Norbert 7:1. St. Joseph (Ind.) 71. FAR WKST Seattle 80, Portland H I . TV STARS IN PERSON WRESTLING Tues. M r High School Gym SHEFFIELD, IOWA Sponsored by the Sheffield Lions Ciub FEATURE EVENT -JOHNNY C T BALBO GYPSY JOE 2 Out of 3 Falls -- 1 Hour Tim* Limit Girl Wrestlers -- Semi-Windup Terry Majors vs. Ella Waldek . 2 Out of 3 Falls -- 45 Minute Time Limit BALK ESTES vs. PAUL DE GAULIS 1 Fall -- 30 Minute Time Limit Admi»»ion: Ringside $L75; General $1.50; Children 75c · Tickets on sal* at Mel's Smoke Shop, Ma ton CHy and Llndy's Cafe, Sheffield, lew* Leon DC Rock, Promoter TERRY MAJORS

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