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1 CHICAGO BELIEVED SITE OF TITLE BOUT DAILY NEWS IS CERTAIN OF DATE SET FOR JUNE 19 Soldier Field Established as Battle Ground Thru "Reliable Source." CHICAGO, Feb. 16. (.P) -- The Daily News today said it had learned from a "reliable source" that the world's heavyweight boxing match between Max Schmelin" and Young Stribling would be held at Soldier Field, Chicago June 10. Credence to the newspaper's information was lent by the presence m Chicago today of William F, Carey, president and general manager of the Madison Square Garden corporation of New York, which holds the contracts of the two fighters to meet in a championship match some time in June. Carey Calls on Clark. On Carey's calling list were Sheldon Clark and George Getz, two of Chicago's most prominent sportsmen. Getz, who helped the late Tex Rickard promote the Jack Dempsey-Gene Tunney championship match at Soldier Field three years ago, recently conferred with Carey in New York. William F. Carey, president and general manager of the Madison Square Garden corporation of New York, conferred with Sheldon Clark and other Chicago sportsmen Monday over the possibility of staging the heavyweight championship fight between Max Schmcling and Young Stribling here next summer. Clark, a vice president of the Sinclair Oil company, was until recently president of the Chicago Stadium corporation. Neither Carey nor Clark would discuss the fight situation, except to say that nothing definite would be done for six weeks or two months. Getz on List. George F. Getz, millionaire coal operator, member of the Illinois state athletic commission, and copartner with Tex Rickard in promoting the Dempsay-Tunney fight in Soldier field three years ago, also was on Carey's calling list. Unless Chicago charities share in the profits, Soldier field, scene ot the Dempsey-Tunney battle, will not be available for the fight. This was the edict of Edward J. Kelly, president of the south park commission. Kelly made this declaration after Getz had ruled that the Illinois commission would not allow the fight here unless the proceeds were to be devoted to Chicago instead of New York charities. GAZETTE MASON CITY, IOWA, FEBRUARY 16 1931 COMPLICATIONS RESULT IN YALE DECISION Motordom Advances by HARVARD UPSET Speedway Experiences in cars Given First Trials By WILLIAM HITT Central Press Sports Editor. On the big tracks, especially the giant saucer at Indianapolis, for the last two decades many of mo- tordom's Innovations received their first tests in the roaring crucible of tho speedsvay. If these new mechanisms stood the gaff on the big tracks the average person found them in his new car a few years hence. If they did not, they were either corrected or discarded. Racing Has Two Aims. If is difficult to say whether auto racing's splendid history is more a part of the story of sport or whether it is really one of the more romantic pages in the chronicles of commercial progress. Auto racing belongs to both, it is a sport and a laboratory of great value to the progress of transportation. Henry Ford did his bit as a race pilot to help .develop the automobile and so does Billy Arnold and so did all the other big time racing drivers of the last three decades, the Ira Vails, the Ralph DePalmas, the Leon Durays, the I. P. Fetter- mans of another day. Started In 1900 It may not seem possible to those still In their twenties, but the first important auto race took place in 1300. A Chicago newspaper offered a prize for the winner of a race "open to all comers and all types of cars." It was a motley collection of ludicrous vehicles which were gathered for the event and a great many of the machines either failed to start or couldn't finish tho the winner's time average was only 16 miles an hour! Sixteen miles an hour! You now take city corners at a higher speed than that. Early Races on Roads. These early races were all road races, but it was soon discovered that such events failed to add materially to engineering knowledge about motor cars. They were profitless affairs, too Road conditions in those days before gasoline taxes were execrable. So the speedway came into being with a two-fold purpose--to make auto racing a profitable sport by confining the running of a race in an enclosed circular roadway and to fur- nigh the automotive Industry with a test tube, necessary to the rapid development of motor cars. TENNIS RANKINGS NEW YORK -The following rankings of players were announced by the United States Lawn Tennis association in the annual convention Saturday. Men's Singles. 1. John Hope Do eg, Santa Monica, Cal. 2. Frank K. Shields, New York. 3. Wilmer Allison, Texas. 4. Sidney B. Wood, New York. 5. Clifford Slitter, New Orleans. 6. Gregory S. Mangin, East Or- Enge, N. J. 7. George M. Lott, Jr., Chicago. 8. Ellsworth Vines, San Francisco. 9. John Van Ryn, Philadelphia. 10. Bryan M. Grant, Atlanta, Ga. Women's Singles. 1. Mrs. Lawrence A. Harper, San Francisco, Cal. 2. Miss Marjorie Merrill, Dedham, Mass. 3. Miss Dorothy Weisel, Sacramento, Cal. 4. Miss Virginia Hllleary, Philadelphia. 5. Miss Josephine Cruickshank, Santa Ana, Cal. 6. Miss Ethel Buckhardt, San Francisco. 7. Mrs. Marjorie Gladman van Dyn, Philadelphia. ft. Miss Sarah Palfrey, Boston. 9. Miss Mary Greef, Kansas City. 10. Miss Edith Cross, San Francisco. Baseball Season to Open April 30 EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, Mo., Feb. 16. (A 1 )--The umpires' "play ball" will resound in Western league baseball parks April 30, to set the 1931 pennant race in motion. Officials and club owners at the end of a two day conference early yesterday decided on the date, two weeks later than usual in deference to floodlight play which probably will be scheduled for six parks in the eight-team circuit. The conferees agreed upon the later date because they believed the mid-April nights too rainy and chilly to attract the fans. The playing season of 154 games will end September 23. Hanlontoun Wins. HANLONTOWN, Feb. 16.--Hanlontown defeated the Rock Falls Eagles 27 to 20. BOYD BOWLING CO. 20I/J-21I/2 East State Schmeling Deal Called Off for Mason City Ring American Legion Drum* Corps and Manager Kelly Refuse to Meet Demands. Max Schmeling, world's champion heavyweight boxer, will not appear In Mason City so far as the American Legion drum corps or Joe Kelly, local matchmaker, are concerned, according to Mr. Kelly Monday. ^ Schmeling was to have visited in Mason City April 10 on his tour ot the middlewestern states but his promoters, according to Manager Kelly, asked too great a guarantee for his appearance. According to Mr. Kelly, the German wanted $1,200 for a flat guarantee with a privilege of 50 per cent of the gross receipts. He was charging less than this in larger cities, according- to the matchmaker, so Manager Kelly asked for a $750 guarantee. The answer to Manager Kelly's request, according: to him, was that the Schmeling managers had stopped correspondence and planned to bring Schmeling to Maaon City thru outside promotion. Manager Kelly stated he had contracted for the armory for that date and would present some sort of a big fistic attraction, but that he would not bring Schmeling. At present, he is negotiating with Jack Sharkey for the same sort of an exhibition. Schmeling's proposal was to appear in a three round bout. His Iowa is being booked thru Duke Barry, Davenport. Joe Jacobs and Billy McCarney are the promoters back in New York. VAN RYN BEATS SHIELDS AT NET First Test of Ranking List Sees Form Reversal · by Upset. NEW YORK. Feb. 16. /P)--The first test of the new ranking list approved by the United States Lawn Tennis association has developed what must technically be called a form reversal. John Van Ryn, Philadelphia, ranked No. 9, upset Frank Shields of New York, No. 2, in the final round of the Heights Casino Invitation tournament singles championship Sunday, 6-2, 1-6, 2-6, 6-0. 6-1. Shields and Gregory S. Mangin of Newark, N. J.. won the doubles, defeating Perrlnc Rockafellow and Herbert L. Bowman of New York 6-4, 5-7, 7-9, 6-4, 6-3. BRYANT WINS IN 70 YARD HURDLE EVENT AT IOWA Tops High Sticks in :09 ·Flat as Hawkeyes Win From Chicago. IOWA CITY, Feb. 16.--Hughes Bryant, Mason City, won first place in the 70 yard high hurdles in the dual meet between Iowa and Chicago Saturday. Iowa won the meet with a score of 56 to 30. 60-yard dash--East ( C ) , first; Conway (I), second; Wallace (C), third. Time, :06.3. 440-yard dash--Ferguson (I), first; Lagerquist (I), second; Jontry (C), third. Time, :51.3. 880-yard run--Bralnard (C), first; Isaacs (I), second; Miller (I), third. 2:00.5. One mile run--Letts (C) and Brainard (C), tied for first and second; Wickey (I), third. Time, 4:30.8. Two mile run--Wickey (I), first; Kelley (1), second; Gunderson (I), third. Time, 10:02. 70-yard high hurdles--Bryant (I), first; Handorf (1), second- Black (C), third. Time, :09. Pole vault--Canby (I), first, 12 feet 6 inches: Albright (1), second, 11 feet 6 inches; Birney ( C ) , third 11 feet. High jump--Gordon (1) first, 6 feet 2 inches; Handorf (I) and Story (I) tied for second and third at 6 feet. Shot put--Sansen (I), first, 42 feet 1% inches; Massey (I), second, 41 feet VI inch; Warrington (I), third, 39 feet 11 Vi inches. One mile relay--Chicago (Jontry, Bibb, Cameron, Letts), first; Iowa (Hoskinson, Thurston, Hubbard, Conway), second. Time, 3:27.8. SAGRED HEART TO PLAY HERE Johawk Five to Meet Eagle Grove Team in Return ' Battle of Court Sacred Heart of Eagle Grove will meet the Mason City Johawks it 8 o'clock Wednesday evening at the 1 St. Joseph gymnasium in a return basketball game. The Jo- hawks beat the Sacred Heart five in the earlier tilt of the season with a score of 25-18. LMOND CARDS 34 ROUND SHOW Wildcat Herbie Curtis to Meet Frenchi in Main Event of 6 Rounds. BELMOND, Feb. 1C.--A boxing card scheduled for 34 rounds has been signed up for the Belmond ring show set for Tuesday evening. Herbie "Wildcat" Curtis, 134, Elmore, Minn., is signed to meet Casey French!, 136, Davenport, In the main go of the six round bouts. Battling Haxton, 155, Britt, is signed with Lowry Curtis, 152, Elmore, Minn., in 6. Gurgon TIbben, 155, Klemme, is signed to meet George Kaduce, 1GO,, Belmond in 6. Fred Alhers, BO, Goodell, is scheduled with Slim Thompson, 165, Kanawha, in 6. Bub Dawson, 145, Belmond, Is scheduled with Chris Groen, 145, Meservey, in 6. Young Sharkey Is scheduled to meet tho Bozo Kit! in a four round preliminary. BY LOSING FINAL GAME OF SEASON Experiment of P r i n c e t o n Clash After Harvard Tilt to Be Tried: NEW YORK, Feb. 16. (.Tt--A possible complication in the recently resumed athletic relations between Harvard and Princeton appeared Monday in the decision of Yale athletic authorities to end its football season against these two rivals in alternate years instead of having Harvard as a final opponent annually. Whether it was the beginning of a move toward the revival of the old "Big Three" in football or an action which might hamper friendly relations remained in doubt as the action met with strong undergraduate criticism from Harvard. To Try Experiment. The experiment of playing Princeton after the Harvard game, which has brot the Yale season to an end on the traditional Saturday before Thanksgiving since 1900, Is to begin this year. The revised Yale football schedule calls for Yale to meet Harvard Nov. 21 and Princeton Nov. 28. The Nov! 14 date, originally alloted to Princeton, is left open. A three year period has been set for the alternate arrangement. Vale Criticized. The Harvard Crimson, undergraduate daily, strongly criticized the action in an editorial today. The Crimson said: "This new policy, altho defensible, is not understandable for this reason. Harvard men do not like Yale's action. Abruptly reversing, without explanation, a mutually pleasant tradition, the Yale athletic authorities have made a gesture unquestionably to b^ wondered at. Between friends, reasons must be frankly stated. Yale is obligated to explain this action." The government reports a drop of five per cent in the fall pig crop This probably will make the ham in ·sandwiches more transparent than ever.--Cedar Rapids Gazelle. NON-CONFERENCE TILTS HOLD SPOT IN VALLEY CARD Oklahoma Aggies to Battle University of Oklahoma of Big Six Cellar. By WILBUR C. PETERSON Associated Press Sports Writer DES MOINES, Feb. 16. (^--Victors in only eight of 29 non-conference games so far played, Missouri Valley conference basketball teams this week make seven bids to re- ·ain lost prestige. Even the near title-deciding battle of Creighton and Washington. 1930 co-champions, at St. Louis Wednesday loses a bit of glamor as the loop quintets strive for a more nearly even break with teams from outside their intimate circle. To Fitly Three Outside. Oklahoma A. and M, the dark norse of the five which still blocks the path of Washington even should the Bears survive the ireighton tilt, is booked for three of the non-loop struggles with Creighton carrying the conference colors in two others. The Aggies Tuesday at Stillwell attempt to avenge an earlier defeat suffered at the hands of its litterest rival, the University of Oklahoma, Big Six conference cel- ar occupant. They close the week by meeting Arkansas at Fayetteville both Friday and Saturday. Creighton will display its wares i far-off New York also Friday and Saturday, meeting Syracuse university at Syracuse. Washington vs. Missouri. Washington's non-title opponent is Missouri, which it beat by a ·single point in an overtime session earlier in the year. Drake, victor in only one game outside the conference so far, hopes :o add Tulsa to the win column at Des Moines Wednesday. Grlnnell alone foresakes non-conference foes, being content to prepare for its annual tltantlc struggle with Drake at Des Moines Friday. The contest, always a feature attraction probably will decide whether Grinnell shall occupy last place in the conference standings all alone or share it with Drake. COLUMBIA'S COURT GEM --By PAP SPORT SCRAPS gamo huntera will ·J draw big dividends from tho mild winter, according to wardens ana sportsmen. -Tho usual toll of game birds taken by freezing and starvation will probably not bo exacted this season. Prospects for pheasants should bo exceptionally good. * * * A. M. Saperstein. manager of the Harlem Globe-Trotters of New York City, was in the office over the week-end to talk of basketball In general. The Globe-Trotters arc moving east now and have been playing steadily since Dec. 16. In 36 games played the team had lost but two games. These defeats, one at Cincinnati, the other to the Arcadia police of Arcadia, Wis., came after long jumps. * * * /~VSSIE OUWALL, now of De*-' corah, is rcuily to leave for Fort Meyers, Fla., where ho Is to report for training with Connlo Mack's Athletics. Orwoll Is in lino to become ono of Mack's southpaw hurlers for tho coming season. · * * * THE RICEVILLE ROBINS WILL MEET THE HOUSE OF DAVID BASKETBALL TEAM AT RICEVILLE TUESDAY. MARANVILLE, most aged of the major league in- ficlders in point of service, is the wonder man of baseball right now. He's got more pep and fire and :olor besides ability than a whole lot of the youngsters, according to BUI McKechnie, Boston Brave manager. * · · Tlio Rabbit has just received one of tho greatest compliments a bull club can pay its oldest veteran. McKechnio has declared that Maranvillo's position at short is the only ono ho Is sure nbout. * * * The Rabbit in lato years has taken excellent care of himself, to which he owes the fact that he can compete on even terms with men 10 years and more his junior. He's past 38. * * * HOT SPRINGS, ARIC., HAS ASSUMED ITS ANNUAL AIR OF A BASEBALL TRAINING CAMP. V * H STRANGELY enough, this year *J the exhibition game season opens .with a, continuation of last year's world series. To start their pennant repeating campaign the Philadelphia Athletics and the St. Louis Cards will claah in a series of three tryout tilts. v * * But more Interesting of all is what sluggers In both leagues may do or may not do against tho new "deader" ball, tho opening day games helng tho new sphere's first real test. * m * CLAYTON COUNTY WILL OFFICIALLY CLOSE ITS 1930-31 BASKETBALL SEASON THIS MONTH, WITH THE ANNUAL CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT, AT MCGREGOR, FEB. 20 AND 21. NASHUA, Feb. 16.--Sioux City Kid, Sioux City, won a decision from Handy, Clarion, in eight rounds. Kid Murphy, Belmond, won n decision from Knoclc-Out Dugan, Mason City, in 6 rounds. Kid Stevens, Charles City, drew with Wildcat Cager, Cresco, in six rounds. Buster Kid Ellis, Charles City, won a decision from Village Black Smith, Waterloo, in 8 rounds Referee, Fingleson, Charles City. Shea, Kid Francis to Battle in Madison Square Garden NEW YORK, Feb. 16. i.-D--Six years ago Eddie Shea of Chicago came to New York to fight Charley (Phil) Rosenberg for the bantamweight championship of the world. This week, for the first time since then. Shea will be seen in a New York ring, not as an 118-pounder but as one of the outstanding featherweights of his-tlme. Shea has been matched against Kid Francis in Madison Square Garden's feature bout Friday night, and hopes to make a better showing than he did when he last appeared hern. Rosenberg knocked him out in four rounds at the old New York Velodrome. Herman Perlick, Kalamazoo lightweight, takes on Tommy Grogan, Ornnlin lightweight puncher, in the 10-round semifinal. Other outstanding shows this week will be at Philadelphia and Detroit Friday. At Philadelphia, champion, faces Bud Taylor of miles. Torre Haute Ind. Ray Miller. Chicago southpaw, battles Johnny Jadlck of Philadelphia in the Detroit headliner. Swimmer is to Train at Clear Lake TN DIRECT communication Maurice Andresen, Chicago, stated that he would be at Clear Lake March 3 to start training- for his long swim in. which he expects to break all records. He expects to swim for a period of between 90 and 100 hours in which time he will have covered a distance of 150 to 200 Both Scheduled With Iowa State on Road to Championship. By CHARLES A. GRUMICH Associated Press Sports Writer. KANSAS CITY, Feb. 16. (.!)-Partisans of Nebraska and Kansas share two diametrically opposed hopes; that their team will win three games in a row and that the other will be upset in at least one contest. The Jayhawkcrs climbed into a tie with the Cornhu.skers by winning Saturday night at Lincoln, 31 to 20, in a game witnessed by a record Big Six basketball crowd of 7,000. To meet Cyclones. Both now must meet Iowa State and the Kansas Aggies, then Kansas opposes Missouri and Nebraska takes on Oklahoma. In the final three games the two leaders have before them, Nebraska appears to have an easier opponent in Oklahoma than Kansas has in Missouri, which 1ms advanced to a lie for third and which has a reputation for wrecking championship hopes. Missouri conquered Oklahoma last week. 27 to 17, and made the week a complete success with an exhibition win over Crelghlon, 25 to 19. Before bowing to Kansas, Nebraska retained the lead by defeating the Kansas Aggies, 37 to 31. Brochwny Appears. A new star appeared in the Kansas Aggie lineup when tho Wildcats journeyed northward without three star players who were suffering with influenza. Brockway, a reserve, led the scoring with seven field goals against Iowa State and the Aggies won, 38 to 2-i, surprising even the most optimistic. CITY LEAGUE BASKETBALL Team-- \v. L. r n t. Canvas Company ...10 0 1.000 Y's Men 8 2 .800 Diamond Bread 7 3 .700 Brownies G ·( .fioo Coca Cola -1 7 .Cjfl.i Gildners 3 S .273! Junior College 2 8 .200 Hamiltons 2 10 .167 Monday's Schedule. Y's Men vs. Gildners nt 8:30. Canvas Company vs. Mnmillons | RUTH HURT BY HACK'S MARK, E. J. Sports Writer Remarks on Unknown Side of King of Swat. EDITOR'S NOTE: This is Ilin · nrst of a series of stories on the iittle known slrtn of prominent sport personalities. Ily lOinVAHI) ,1. NEIL. NEW YORK, Feb. 16. (,Pj--Babu Kiilh gave away the sixtieth home- run ball ho hit in 1927. You can have the five hundredth homer, the 'only ball hi-; has saved, as soon as he haa marked his major league total up to 600. He'll grab the dinner check no matter BABE KUTH what its size. But just try to concede yourself * ix inch putt against him and he'll bellow like a broken-legged calf. "Whaddeya think they put those loles there for? To hold up the flags?" fireut Alibi Artist. He moans over every bad shot, ;xulta at the good onea, demand.} hat you sympathize with him, but ID'S a fine audience too. He's .-i jrcnt alibi artist. His favorite bet is '55 nassau." He has a pair of light jrown knickers, "good luck" pants, ic wears in all important matches -winter and summer. Next to baseball he loves golf. Shoots In the low eighties. He chewj a half dozen plugs of tobacco going 18 holes. He forgot his tobacco ac Wingfoot one day and lost every lole. Almost went goofy. Sometimes chews a plug an inning in an important series. Can't smoke playing ~olf but likes cigars at other times. The Babe was never meant to bo i loser. He must win at every gamo 10 plays. He'd rather be the clouting champion of the majors at 510,300 a year than second at $100,000. Fights bitterly over every point at nnndball. Feels deeply about Hack Wilson copping his homerun titln last season. Hurt ly Hack's Record. "Why 1 can spit farther than h« can hit 'em," the Babe insists. Ho is deeply attached to horns and family, his wife and two children, Dorothy and Julia. He brings loads of toys home and wea^»Tirasir--i of them out himself. He plays ping- pong- with Mrs. Ruth. He was out with the bays until 2:30 the other morning: for the first time in years and he phoned Mrs. Ruth every half hour. His money is invested in insurance and trust funds. If he dies between now ami 45 he will leave an estate of $800,000. At .15 his income, will be $2,500 a month. Mrs. Ruth, arranged that. He made 52-15,000 a year in 1926 and 1927. The Babe lives on a perpetual diet -o keep his weight down. Eatn noth- ng but lean meats, fish, vegetables. Loves sweets but can't have them. Grefct Brlilgo Player. He's n great bridge player. Ho can bid, play ono trick. Icy down the cards and call all the rest. He never misses. But he can't remem- icr names. Everyone is "kid" to him. The Babe has known Alan Gould 'or^yenrs and still calls him "Park- He has to be wheedled Into winter gym work but he'll get up at 0 a. m. the coldest day of the win- er to phiy golf. He can't walk two ilock.s without drawing a crowd so he takes taxi:?. He cats all men!:? on the road in his hotel room, but he walks with hla daughters to school every morning. He wears only brown and ·suits, buys four at a time. bluo His neaker] brown caps and polo coats como in half dozen lots. When feeling good he calls his lonioj-uns before he steps up to tlio )late. After be gets one with a par- .icular bat no one else can touch that stick. He carries nt least four -·ood luck pieces at all times. Is Soft Hcnrtort. The Babe is very soft hearted. Ie cried when an Hawaiian orchos- ni and the entire cast of a picturo n which he hntl worked gathered in Hollywood station to see him off Ho put his arms around the director md wept. Kissed the members of the cast. He took in one of the by- standcr.s, a woman with two chil- iren nt her side. The pholographera took the picture. The next day the papers carried thn caption: "Babe weeps as he leaves wife ami kiddies." Wife and kiddies were in New York. He's still trying to explain that. Living thru 1030 was a great deal ike going to war: Something to talk ibotit later but nothing to he in at the time.--Detroit News. A larger and lighter golf hall is now being used in America. There are still some who hope that the next invention will be a golf ball with the homing instinct.--Punch. CORA COAL nt $7.00 por ton cash I'lIONK S88 Fireside Fuel Co.

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