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February 18, 1931

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 15

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PLYMOUTH DEMPSEY AVOIDS FIGHTS OUTSIDE OF A PRIZE RING Sport Scribe Tells of Other Side of Champ God- fathes-^s Life. EDITOR'S NOTE: This Is another series on the little known side of famous sports personalities. By EDWAUD 3. NEIL,. Associated Press Sports Writer. NEW YORK, Feb. IS. /P-- Can you imagine Jack Dempsey running away in a panic because a 135- pounder dared him to put up his fiats and fight like a man ? It has happened. The old man mauler would tackle anything that ever lived inside the ropes of a prize, ring but wax pugnacious out in public and you'll lose part of your audience abruptly. Juries in damage suits have ways of sympathizing with the amateur warrior. Shuns Fights.. "Drunks," he says, "are the worst. They think they can lick- the world. I've run away from more fights outside the ring than I ever had in them." Dempaey probably won't fight again because no, one has asked him to. His comeback "feelers" haven't excited anyone to make him an offer. He'd rather keep on vefereeing but he is subject to financial temptation. One thing lie has sworn' never to do is to be manager to a fighter. They gave him Leo Lomski once and he gave Leo right back. He is one of the greatest host? in sport. One party at his palatial home in Hollywood cost 520,000. He loves to talk about the swimming pool that cost $25,000 and the 400 persons who can dance in the ball room at one time. He hates to be alone. Is Open Hearted. When wandering around the country Dempsey carries a pocketful of cash and. any hard luck story is worth ten or twenty. Obvious charity embarrasses him. He's probably the champion godfather of America. He never misses a marriage, birth, death, christening or the sailing of a friend. There is always a gift or personal note. His greeting is so hearty it sometimes dislocates shoulders. He likes to play rough. Estelle Taylor always wears his drcnias ov gardenias when they're together. He's crazy about youngsters. His greatest disappointment is that he has none of his own. When they took the bandages off his remodeled nose his wife gasped "Ginsbpig" and she has called him that ever since. Likes Delicatessen Food. He thinks delicatessen food is the grandest thing that ever happened. When in New York with his wife he takes her to delicatessens and they lug paper bags full of bologna, liverwurst, blutwurst, pickles, cheese and potato salad to their hotel room and have big- feeds. He's an expert on antique furniture but is so restless that he can't sit still long enough to read a book thru. He shaves three times a day in the summer but his voice squeaks. He smokes a cigar as tho he was afraid it would explode. One of his greatest delights is to raid a haberdashery. He wears only blue, double-breasted suits but he buys shirts, ties, socks and undsr- FERTILE IN 23-17 TILT E-GAZETTE MASON CITY, IOWA, FEBRUARY 18 1931 AMATEUR BOXING 32 ROUNDS WEDNESDAY, FEB. 18 8 P. 3VL, K. C. HALL Featuring Glen Dorey, Carl Kricger, Johnny Hines, Slim Craychee nnd others Adm. 25c--Everyone Welcome K. C. ATHLETIC CLUB TO ISSUE INVITATIONS FOR DRAKE RELAYS 1931 SPHERE BOON TO HURLERS, SAYS TIGER ACE A 816GER ArtO A BREADS CURVE CAM 8E vatrt TMe NEW BAuU · GEOJSSB By .lACK SOIIDS Central Press Sports Artist "The new hall will lengthen the major league life of some of our pitchers, I Iielleve. It will enable the luirlors to eet a better, firmer scrip on the sphere and a hieger and sharper curve can be thrown as a rr.- suit." George Uhie spcnUing. Uhle, veteran Tiger slabs- man who has hurled more rabbit balls In years past at Ihe volatile bats of Balie Ruth, Al Simmons nnd other American league sluggers than he cares to count. Found in his Lakewood, Ohio, home where ho was doing his final winter "restinjr-up" for the year's baseball campaign, Uhlo eagerly discussed tho new "deader" sphere which will lie the official ball ot the big leagues this season in an effort to cut down freak slugging. "Thosu raised stitches will give us pitchers u Kul, strong hold on the bull," be snid. "But I don't believe they will eut down the itir resistance anv. So I don't think pitchers will have any greater difficulties tossing fast balls ns well its' slow OUCH. "And a thicker hide is hound to reduce the bounce of the ball. None, I don't look for so many bomeruns to bo bunted this year us we have had." Concurring with UJilo In his belief that the ball will be a boon to moundsmen probably greater thun is now anticipated are Kob Grove, tlio Athletics' slar and leading American league slabsman; Sheriff BlttUe of the Cubs, Red Fuher, the White Sox's ancient spitball tosser, and many others. Some hurlors, like Guy Buuh of the Cubs, have (heir joy over an easier job on the mound tempered because they fenr difficulties when they themselves come to bat. But these fellows arc in the minority. wear by the dozens. It h« has a friend with him he buys the guest a hat, nothing else. Made Three Trips Abroad. . He made three trips to Europe. Eddie Egan, pal of Gene Tunney, gave him a blazer he won at Oxford. Dempsey wore it all over London and almost provoked international complications. He wore a set of false whisker;) in Paris so he could visit the cafes unnoticed. Gus Wilson tried to teach him to walk like an apache so ha couM get by in the rougher places. He still minces along as tho he were about to break out in a ballet dance;. What good would travel do you? You don't see anything. There are parts of your own town you wouldn't recognize if you didn't know where you were.--Kewnm.'e Star-Courier. Sir Hubert Wllkins is selecting- the crew of the submarine he proposes l.o take under the ice to the north pole. We have several candidates, one of whom we are not which.-Nashville Banner. Rooms, $2.50 up-With Bath, S3.50 op I7MARCK HOTEL CHICAfeO RANDOLPH.AT LA MALLEI Winning Punch Called Payoff in All Sports :*Dempsey, Notre Dame, BASKETBALL RESULTS By THE ASSOCIATE!! PRESS Kllswortli Junior college 31, Mason City Junior college 80. St. Ambrose 81, Diihuque TJ., 25. Webster City Junior college 48, Eagle Grove Junior college 25. OsccoIa^Junlor college 20, Cbariton Junior college 18. Crosron Junior college 3G, Albia Junior college 32, Kansas 40, Kansas Aggies 2fi. Maryland 32, St. John's 37. Oklahoma A. M., SO, Oklahoma U., 2i. MaCnlester 20, Augnbliry 25. lUonmoutli 28, Knox 10. Beloit 27, Lawrence 24. Texas A. and M. 20, KIce institute 23 Texas Christian university 41, Texas university 30. Colorado Teachers 58, Western Stale college 23. Augustaus Adolphiis 37, St. Olaf 34. (Thrne overtime periods.) La Crosse Teachers 32, Eau Claire Teachers 22. Millikcii university 34, St. Viator 18. HIGH SCHOOL Indianola 37, Pella 16. Alloomi 31, Grimes I I . Centerville 14, Albla 12. Harlan 27, Denlson 13. Spencer 31, Emmetsburp; 25. Davenport 27, Grant hiirb of Cedar Rapids 21. Sacred Heart (Bnone) 2(5, Pilot Mound JO. Abraham Lincoln of Council Blutfs 2S, Omnhii Central 8. « SPORT CALENDAR Feb. 18.--City league basketball at the Y. M. C. A. Feb. 18.--Sacred Heart vs. Jo- hawks-at St. Joseph court. Feb. 18.- inp; show. -K. C. Athletic club box- Fen. 20.--Charles City vs. Mason City high school cagers at high school g-ymnasiiim. Feb. 20.--Semt-Prr tournament ai Y. M. Feb. 20.--Mason City Junior college at Emmetsburg. Feb. 21.--Semi-Pro tournament at Y. M. Yanks, Tilden, Jones, Show Power Hy WILLIAM RITT Central Press Sports Editor. The payoff, in all sports, is in old winning punch and they ex- This truth becomes more evident daily as certain games and sports continue to decline in public interest, because teams or individuals lack the punch. When Dempsey was in the Hng, the spectators knew that he hnd the odt winning punch and they expected to see it. And .Tack, until he lost the world's heavyweight crown, always delivered. That's why lie was the greatest drawing card the ring ever had and there may never be his etmnl again. Ynnks I'ncked a Punch. The Yanks once packed the punch. Their "murderer's row" was a constant threat. The Yanks, regardless of the score up to that time, were apt to blast an opponent into disaster in one single inning by a tornado oC roaring base hits. They did it again and again. Their \vinnlng punch gave them drama, dressed them in romantic colors and made them one of baseball's immortal aggregations. Popularity of the Notre Dame football teams of the last two /seasons wna largely due to their win- nig punch. Twice in the closing minutes of two hard battles--the Northwestern and Army games--the Irish uncorked the winning punch last fall. And they did it several times the year before. Big Bill a Winner. Big Bill Tilden is another example of great popularity founded on the winning punch. Big Bill delighted the crowds when in his heyday by again and again coming from behind with a tremendous attack that swept his foe right off the court. Last but not by far least. Bobby Jones wan the greatest example of the winning punch in golf and he became the world's greatest golfer. He had the right stroke at the right time, when it was needed. NAME KELLOG AS CHIEF OFFICIAL IN ANNUAL MEET University Officials Plan for Innovations in '31 Classic. DES MOINES, Feb. 18. (INSI -Invitations will be extended to more than 300 educational institutions in nil parts of the nation to participate in the twenty-second annual Drake relays here April 24 and 25, E. C. Lytton, business director of Drake university, announced. The announcement marks the second step toward the completion of plans for the 1931 track classic. Nelson Kellogg, director of athletics at Purdue university, has been selected as refree of the relays. Schools of all classes will be included in the list invited to attend the meet this year, Lytton stated. High schools, colleges and universities of the middlewest respond nearly always to the invitations to the Drake relays, Lytton staled, by sending- their strongest teams to Des Moines for the two day carnival. A large force of undergraduate employes i.s working over the famous Bulldog cinder track already, the Drake official said, hi preparation for the relays. There will be little variation from the regular scheduled program of events, it was disclosed, but a few inovations in track meets will he introduced this year. The nature of the new events was not revealed. ACT SHOWMAN' PART IN AFFAIRS Promoter of Bill TJIden as Pro Tennis Player Has Wide Experience. By LOKKNA HICKOK. NEW YORK. Kcb. 18. UP)--''The grand thing about being a showman," says Jack Curley, "is that you meet so many people." In Madison Square Garden Mr. Curley Is presenting Bill Tilden in his New York debut as a professional tennis player. "That's the same Jack Curley who promoted the Willavd-Johnson fight in Havana, booked the Vatican choirs on an American tour, traveled with a circus in which he owned a quarter-interest, brat Kmmellne Pankhurst to New York, and at various times has guided the destinies of Strangler Lewis, Enrico Caruso and the Zbyszko boys. Has Social Contacts. Those were his professional contacts. His social contracts include: The Archduke Frank Ferdinand of Austria, whose assassination started the World war. Mrs. O. H. P. Belmont, with whose co-operation he brot Mrs. Pankhurst to the old Madison Square garden. Pnncho Villa, with whom he rode about Mexico on a train for three weeks in 1915 and In whose behalf he engaged in a combined wrestling-boxing match in rector's restaurant in New York a year or so later, while American troops were enroute to the border. And the Prince of Wales, whom he entertained at breakfast once with Georges Carpenticr at bis house in "Jreat Neck, Long Island. Just now, In addition to taking on Bill Tilden, Frank Hunter nnd others be is rounding out his career as the deus ex machina in the comeback of wrestling. Only Mr. Ciirley savs there's nothing- phenomenal about'it at all--that the popularity of wrestling comes in cycles. Is Experienced. Mr. Curley ought to know. His career as a promoter, manager, trainer, booking agent, and all- round showman goes back 37 'years. He has promoted wrestling matches all over the United States and England, France, Germany, tria and Italy. Earlier still he was a fighter and a promoter of fights--bacli in the days when Harry Sharpe, now a St. Louis sports writer, fought (57- round decision battle in East St. Louis and served 10 months in jail as a penalty. "I had a quiet laugh all by myself," he said today, "the other night when Bill Carey asked me to sit down in the front row--among the 600 millionaires--at a fight in the Garden. KecailK Iowa. Fight. "I remembered a fight I promoted in an old distillery out In Iowa City. Iowa. It must have been about 18S18. The ring consisted ot four men holding up a rope. If one of them Intel Fallen down, the whole ring would lave gone down. And they were the :ighta, too. Each one of them held ·x gasoline torch!"--Jack Curley. in Aus- WYKOFF AGAIN HITS CINDERS Hy JACK SURDS ' TRACK STAB. By JACK SOllDS Central Tress Sports Cartoonist-Writer His nnklR-- lirnliuii lust miinmcr by a home's' cureless hoof _ found completely mended, Frank Wylioff, world's record holder of ».2 seconds for the JOn-.vard ilusli, Is now training for wluxt limy bo nil even creator season on the cinders. The Olfindalo Express, imck-lione of t h e University of Southern California tnuilf team, in grouped in this, his junior year, with 11 brilliant irojnn scjuad which include/! Vic Williams, national A. A. U. 440 champ; Kill Mc(.eugrli, California intercollegiate milo king; IJo! Hull a star weight limn: Milt Mnurnr, a better limn Id-second dash man. nnd Jim Steivnrf, national c.ollojri: lileli jump rthumnion. With this lineup tlio Trojan sdiool feels confident of repeatlmr last years (Humph*. As for Wyftoff, he hopes to become the greatest sprinter In Trojun history, a large order as two former Troy flush stars wore. Charley I'addoclt and Cluirley liorah. JLmmetsburg to Hold '31 Court Meet Junior Colleges Will Clash for Title Feb. 27-28 RMMETSBURG, Feb. 18.--Emmetsburg has been awarded the Northwest District junior college basketball tournament to be held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27 and 28. The teams belonging to the district are Britt, Boone, Ragle Grove, Eathervillo, Ft. Dadge, Iowa Falls, Marshalltown, Mason City, Northwestern of Orango City, Sheldon, Waldorf of Forest City, Webster City and Emmetsburg. There will be from 120 to 150 players here and in. addition the frienda and companions of the teams. TORONTO--Sammy Bruce, Buffalo, outpointed Billy Moon, Detroit, ( 8 ) ; Ray Rollison, Buffalo, outpointed. Pee Wee Wilson, Detroit (S). COLDS Sluggish intestinal systems lower resistance to colds. Cleanse them with Feen-a-mint, the modern chewing gum laxative. Gentle, safe, n o n - h n b i t forming. More effective because you cltcio it. The Chewing Hum LAXATIVE l-'ar Adults and Children FOR CONSTIPATION DES mm MAT BILL CALLED OFF Verdict of "No Show" Given Small Crowd Out to See'Savoldi. DES MOINES, Feb. 18. f/P)-On!y TOO fans wanted to see "Jumping- Joe" Savoldi in what was to have been the Notre Dame star's second professional wrestling bout so promoters gave a verdict of "no show." The former Irish line luminary was scheduled to meet Jack Kan- oche of Kansas City In the feature event of an athletic card. Some people never face their records until Judgment day and others run for office or monkey with a divorce court.--Cellar Rapids ttazettc i WINS UNDISPUTED LEAD IN CLIMAX OF LEAGUE PLAY Winners Hold Clear Chance for Cerro Worth Titlei FERTILE, Feb. 18.--Plymouth went to the undisputed lead of the Cerro Worth conference by defeating the Fertile team 23-17 at Fertile Tuesday night. Thru long shots by Rezab in the first few minutes of play put Plymouth In the lead. A couple of long shots in the fourth quarter put the. trame on ice for Plymouth. Tlic final score was not representative of the teams, for each held honors for two quarters. Giles of Plymouth find OswoSd of Fertile were outstanding. This was Fcrtlle'a last conference game. Plymouth has two more games to play. PLYMOUTH--2S Vlckernuin Giles, f .. Dorsey, c Itcziib, g Wurn, g FG FX PF ...I . A - . 4 . .0 Totals FERTILE--17 Oswald, f (c) Guskcll, I ... Itlinll', f Orid.soii, c- .. Sanderson, g Brue, g . . . . . 11 FG FT PF ..« 2 0 ..0 . .0 ..I ..0 . .0 TOTALS 7 8 Martinson, St. Olaf, referee. LINCOLN BEATS MADISON 11-2 Final Game of Junior High League Goes by Large Score. Lincoln defeated Madison in the last game of the Junior High leagua at Madison Tuesday. The final score was 11 to 2. The score at the tud of the half was 9 to 0. LINCOLN--11 IJLIIO {e), I ... ISochn, f . Hort, f .. Crabb, c Meeker, c Snell, g ., BurtiH, g Jimenez, g- ... TOTALS ...-.-.MADISON--2 Gordes, f Kopps, f Krlekson (c), c .. Buffington, g .... FG FT PF .2 .. 0 3 O 0 0 ,· 0 0 1 0 0 O 0. 0 0 0 0 n 2 1 ik 1. 0 0 FG Pa 1 PF .0 (I ft 0 0 0 I) It 1 1 O 0 TOTALS 0 Z Z Roosevelt is the champion of the league. The team has won every game. Following is the standing of the teams. W. L. Koosevelt (! 0 Lincoln 3 s Monroo 2 s Madison 0 5 Monroe and Madison tied one PROMPT CORA COAL «t7 ftft per ton nt «JM .UIF caali PHONE 888 Fireside Fuel Co. North-Iowa Independent Friday and Saturday, Feb. 20-21 Y. M. C. A. New Hampton Thompson Clear Lake Fertile Grafton Geneva Coco Cola Swen City Hanlontown Hayfield Osage Otranto Rock Falls Diamond Bread Kanawha Mitchell Rock ford Mason City Canvas St. Ansgar Charles City. Tbcse totvns represent the fic.st in Hiis section of the state and tho ·winner of this tournament will deserve to lo called tho champion. I'luy begins Friday morning at 9 o'clock and continues thru to tho finals at 8:30 Saturday nl~bt. Admission 50 cent* at Ihe morning, afternoon or wenlng games.

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