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BASKETBALL · · · · · · · « · Roosevelt of Des Moines is first opponent of Mason City high school in state basketball tourney; play at 8:10 Thursday night. BASKETBALL . . . . . . · · · Merrill "Red" Herbener leads Mohawks at guard position in revised lineup as Mason City enters final test for Iowa cage honors. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 1934 OUT OF THE PRESSfiOL 9/Al MITCHELlV Continuation MOHAWKS READY FOR ROUGHRIDERS J Some time ago, a hint of spring brought out a discussion here which concerned the nicknames of big league ball clubs . . . where they came from and why. Only two or three of the big time teams were included. w * # Now, although the hint of ·pring may not be completely assured--sunny weather's wax- Ing and waning never was a too 1 safe bet--here's some more of the same dish. . ' * · * Suppose the Phillies come into consideration. That is, the Philadelphia National league team. The nickname is of newspaper origin, *g are many others in the big leagues--the majority of them, in fact. Before the tag of Phillies was applied, the team was the Quakers, a name used by newspapers when Philadelphia was first represented in two leagues, the National and the American association, about 1883. The Athletics were the American association outfit. * * » The name Athletics was deliberately chosen for a baseball team. It was a Philadelphia outfit, but there Is not a direct lineage from the old Athletics to the present-day club. The first Athletics of Philadelphia were organized in 1864, were represented in the National Association of Baseball Flay- ers, the first league in the country. « * a When the American association took its place in Philadelphia, the name descended to its representatives. Again, when the American league expanded to ir' ide a Philadelphia team, Connie Mack's, the /newspapers used Athletics once /wore; because it was a time* honored name. * * C The American league also Invaded the middlewest, in 1900, and Charles Comiskey adopted the name White Stockings lor . W8 team, simply because the leg , coverings that his ball players / wore were of the milky hue. ! - « f * ll 'K Sanborn and Carl Green, Chicago sportawritera, were respra.- SbUrfor the modern version;-White TOUGH CAGE JOB WAITS FOR TEAM IN OPENING TEST New Lineup Listed to Go as Red and Black Is in First Battle. PROBABLE LUfEUFS MASON CUV ROOSEVELT OF BBS MOINES Harm- RF. .. ... . Hoak j. ¥ . : : ---- -- * ~~ Repeaters in Transfers, Bakers Win First Tourney Games *- . . A7"^ -- _---- -- * -~ Rumellote ... Stoecker Htrb«ncr (c) Barr . . . . . Bntmmer McMleliael Won* Applwiuisl Coach "Judge" Grimsley's Mason City high school cage squad'will undertake Thursday night at 8:10, the titanic task of snapping Roosevelt of Des Moines' 20 game winning streak in a first round game of the state tournament at Cedar Falls The Roughriders, unbeaten since their defeat at the hands of Dunkerton in the 1933 state finals, are the favorites to take the basketbal" crown of Iowa. The Mohawks, with a less preten tious seven game winning streak are hoping to upset the tourney fa vorites as a new Mason City lineup starts the game. With "Red" Her bener, tournament captain, at a guard post place in place of his cus stomary forward position, Harre State Tourney as Fives Open Familiar Uniforms to Be Seen on Floor at I. 8. T. C. CEDAR FALLS, March 14. UP)-Perennial patrons of the Iowa high school basketball tournament will see plenty of familiar uniforms if they attend this year's classic at the Iowa State Teachers college field house. Ten of the 16 competing teams have qualified among the finalists in the last four meets. Two of them Davenport and Roosevelt of Des Moines, captured the state championship during.the last five years. Roughriders Familiar. Roosevelt will be the most familiar sight, since the Roughriders are making their fourth straight ap pearance and in every one of the previous three tournaments the; played through to the final day. In 1931 they beat Mallard 29 to 20 Abraham Lincoln of Council Bluff 12 to 20, and then lost to Boone, the title winner, 16 to 15, in the semifi nals. Roosevelt went on to win th consolation title from Oilman 43 t( 23. In 1932 the Des Moines school cap tured the state title, with final mee BPGO MAY BE POWER FOR 1934 ^ ,,* consideration 'for cof y- Teaaert . . . the names, that they chose w«r« too long to fit headlines The Chicagoans, using the shortened name for their sports headlines, found that it caught .popular fancy, and in fact made quite a hit. At the same time, as the American league raided the ranks of National league clubs, another Chicago team was forced to fill «s lineup with youngsters who were of small stature. "They're just cubs, *aid George Bice, another newspaper writer, and Cubs they've been ever since. BOROTRAlOSES AT INDOOR TILT Bowden Wins as Frenchman Slows From Bounding Game of TOURNAMENT RECORDS How Mohawks, Rougbriders scored in sectional and district tournaments: · ROOSEVELT (Des Moines) (Sectional) 42 35 34 MASON CITY (Sectional) Nora Springs 9 Clear Lake 10 Osage 14 (District) Hampton 11 Algona 14 27 North Des Moines 17 4.0 Valley Junction 18 34 East Des Moines 12 (District) 25 Newton 19 39 Webster City 16 30 Ames 15 if NEW YORK, March 14. (#-F' Father time is catching up with 36 Si-year old Jean Borotra. F; ; The bounding, whirling French JRennis master's pace is slowing up; iltis powerful volleying is waning, fend his eyesight is losing its keen- iness He still bounds and volleys. Ibut not with the same devastating 1'fesults that stomped his game in "the select Tilden-Richards-Cochet- JLacoste era; 1 His summary removal from the I national indoor championships by * Frank Bowden of New York, ranked no higher than No. 24 in the American lists, left the crowd stunned yesterday. The 25 year old New Yorker won 2-6, 10-8, 6-3. The popular Borotra readily conceded he had met his master, for that day at any rate. He spoke highly of Bowden's suthering service and then added: "I did not see so well today. Ot course you can not expect me to play as well now as I once did. Regulars Expect to Get First 1,000 in Pin Tilt PEORIA, Dl., March 14. (SO-- The first 1,000-game will more than likely be rolled here in the thirty- fourth annual American bowling congress by this week-end, when regulars start some heavy cannonading against the leaders in all events. None of the few regulars nor any of the booster teams that have com- Deted to date has been able to cnalk UD a 1 000-game and only 17 games of 900 or better have been turned ^Boosters have the floor again tonight. Sharkskin shoes are most durable of all, says the United States Bureau of Standards. Too bad we can't zet them now, since nearly all the sharks went down with the 1929 «ra5Q.-- Savannah Morning News. and Rumeliote will start at forwards, Holds Last Practice. Mason City went through its final local j)ra.f|ice. of .the season Tuesday nigh't. The'squa'd left at 9:30 Wednesday morning for Waterloo, housing headquarters of the tournament, and worked out on the Cedar Falls court at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. Bobby Burns, captain until - his twentieth birthday Wednesday, and John James, student manager, accompanied Coach Grimsley and his proteges. Loss of Burns, and a strong Roosevelt zone defense are two chief threats toward a Mohawk victory. Burns was of the utmost value to his team and his loss will not easily be overlooked. Zone Defense Tough. Mason City always had had difficulty with a good zone defense and it is reported the Roughriders have one of the strongest such games in the state. Tuesday's practice was devoted largely to practice against the system. Roosevelt has the outstanding cage record in the state during the past six years. Five times in that period a Roughrider quintet was sent to the state finals. The Des Moines five won the title in 1932, and was a runnerup in 1933, losing to Dunkerton. Marcellus McMlchael is Star Marcellus McMichael, all-state center the past two years, is the chief cog in the Roosevelt machine. An uncanny shooting eye is the chief asset of the brilliant _ Des Moines pivotman. Ray Barr will be given the huge job of guarding the dangerous McMicha«l and upon the shoulders of the husky Barr lie Mason City's hopes of winning--for il is- reported as goes McMichael--so goes the entire Des Moines five The all-state pivotman has able support from his comrade, however. Paired With Tough Teams. In its three trips to the state tour nament, Mason City has always been paired with one of the toughest class A teams in Iowa. In 1932 Davenport ranking tournament favorite, wa upset by the Mohawks 35 to 30 However, the Red and Black was in turn upset by Livermore by a 23 t 20 margin. Last year, Abraham Lincoln o Council Bluffs, which eventuall; reached the semifinals, whipped th Mason City five 33 to 28 in a thrill Jones Returns to Golf Tourney Play in Meet Held on Course He Designed Rajah May Lead Club Into Bid for Top Division Honors This Year. By A1AN GOtJLD (Associated Press Sports Editor) WEST PALM BEACH, Fla, March 14. UP)--Other methods having failed for five years to lift them out of the second division, the St. Louis Browns have drawn their manager and much of their inspiration from the National league in preparation for an upward thrust this season in the American league. With absolutely nothing to lose and everything to gain with a club that finished a bad last in 1933, Rogers Hornsby, in what may be his last big league roundup, has tackled the job of reconstruction and resuscitation with characteristic vigor. Might Be Factor. Stranger things have happened than that the Browns suddenly should manifest primeval tendencies and become a. factor in the American league race. They have already responded to Hornsby's aggressive leadership sufficiently to convince such natives as Col. Dan Howley, one-time manager of the club, that they will not be a pushover for anybody this year. "No shirkers can last under Hornsby," comments Colonel Dan. The trio of factors upon which depend chiefly the Browns' hopes of hoisting themselves out of the depths are first, the development of at least two or three minor league pitching stars into effective regulars. AUGUSTA NATIONAL GOLF CLUB COURSE, AUGUSTA, GA. Central Press ctories over Mount Ayr 24 to 21, , Marshalltown 19 to 17, Boxholm 27 o 23, and Central of Sioux City 24 o 18. Last year they lost to Dunk- rton, 22 to 20, in .the finals after eating Marshalltown 42 to 21, Blora 31 to 21, and Abraham Lincoln f Council Bluffs 26 to 23. Appear Three Times. Davenport, Mason City and Dia- onal are making their third ap- earance in the last five tourna- nents. Davenport captured the 1930 hampionship with victories over ·'ort Dodge 35 to 10, Atlantic 38 to 8, Henderson 34 to 29, and Newton 6 to 11. The other appearance, in 932, was not so successful, Mason City snuffing the hopes of Coach 'aul Moon's'boys in the first round, 5 to 30. That victory was the only one cored by Mason City in two state ournament appearances. Following t the Mohawks ran afoul of a hot ittle forward named Jennings, who ed Livermore to a 23 to 20 vic- ory. Last year Mason City dropped out in the" first round, bowing to Abraham Lincoln of Council Bluffs, 33 to 27. Loses in Opener. Despite uniformly successful earns during the last few years, Diagonal has never been able to get y the first round'of the final tournament. In 1931', Mount Ayr stopped its southwest Iowa rival 17 to .5, aad in 1932 Livermore ended the Diagonal hopes with a 24 to 23 vic- ,ory. Geneseo, the team that dethroned Dunkerton in the district meet last week-end, is making its second ap- jearance in five years. The little ·onsolidated school from Bucking- lam met a first round reverse in 1930, losing to Henderson 25 to 23. The other repeaters in the field are West Waterloo, Grandview, El ma, Burlington and East High of Sioux City. West Waterloo was the victim of a. powerful Class B team from Paton in the 1930 tournament, 23 to 17 after having defeated Swea City in the first round 35 to 23. , Burlington Loses Semi. Burlington was a 26 to 19 semifinals victim of Dunkerton last year after defeating Plover 25 to 19 and Marshalltown 16 to 12 in earlier rounds. East Sioux City survived ing game. For its fine comeback ii this game after the Lynx had pile up a tremendous first half margin Mason City was awarded the sports manship trophy. Confident. In spite of the much publicize record of Roosevelt's Roughrider the entire Mohawk squad and its coach have confidence in its abilit to give the favorites a tough battl An air of optimism prevai' throughout the Mohawk camp an although Mason City enters the ba tie underdogs it may emerge th winner. If the government keeps on saying it with initials another thing that the country will need will be an auxiliary alphabet.--Manchester Union. Strange Must Click. Second, the ability of Alan Cochrane Strange, the good-looking Hollywood recruit, to make the grade at shortstop; and, finally, .the attempt of Hornsby himself to hold down third base, at least on a part- time basis, and contribute his batting power to the team's much- needed attack. Hornsby is the most interesting I individual in camp. Fans who haven't been giving the Browns a .umble in recent years now go out ;o the park to see and shake hands with the former king of National eague hitters. The Rajah plays first and third base in practice, coaches the pitchers with the aid of irover Hartley, personally instructs all the batters and rattles the fences himself to show how it can e done. AUGUSTA, Ga., March 14.--Bobby Jones returns to the golfing wars here on March 22. The event is the Augusta invitational open and the site is the Augusta golf course which Bobby, himself, and the late Dr. Alister McKenzie designed. In this tournament, his first im-. portant competitive play since his retirement following the "grand slam" and his entry .into motion picture work, Bobby will meet the cream of the professionals and a good many high ranking amateurs. Though few pros, for some reason, are lucky on their own courses when playing in tournaments, Bobby should have few worries as to the showing he will make in the Augusta invitational. The Atlanta star recently went around the Augusta layout in 65-coupling a 31 on the first nine with a 35, which is seven under par and Seasoned Performers. The Browns have a nucleus of seasoned performers in outfielders Sam West, a great ball-hawk, and Bruce Campbell, who drove in 106 runs last year; Second Baseman Oscar Melillo, the defensive class of the league; and First Baseman Jack Burns, a splendid workman although by no means a Gehrig or Foxx. Half of Hornsby's infield problem will be solved if Strange, who hit .324 in the Coast league last year, measures up to expiations. The Rajah, if he doesn't last at third himself, will have to make a choice between Harland Clift, a youngster from San Antonio, and Art Scharein, a weak batsman who finished with the Browns last year. Frank Bejma, up from San Antomo, is due for infield utility work. CANZOlRTWINS IN COAST FIGHT Arizmendi Falters to Lose in 10 as Tony Puts on Power Near Finish. LOS ANGELES, March 14. «·-- Tony Canzoneri, clever craftsman of the ring, added the name of Alberto Arizmendi to his long string of victims today. The New York Italian decisively outpointed the bouncing Mexican rounuK. r,tu;L OIUUA. ^n.,y auxvivi-w lightweight here last night in a 10 the first round last year by beat- | round bout before 11,500 fans -- the -------- ^ . , j _ o ^ i » i n *,,,(- AI,,O,TM ' ing Cambride 37 to 19, but Abraham Lincoln of Council Bluffs stopped the drive with a 28 to 26 victory in the second round. Grandview and Elnia never got past the first round games ill 1931, Elma losing to Muscatine 30 to 19, and Grandview dropping its initial encounter to Alta, 26 to 25 in an overtime period. Denounces Softball Games. MUSCATINE, March 14. (.TJ-George Magerkurth, National leagut ^ umpire, denounced sof tball as a j pastime for athletic youngsters ot j today, last night as he addressed approximately 50 baseball fans at the Masonic temple at West Liberty. The program was presented under the auspices of the West Liberty Athletic association. , Olympic auditorium's largest fight crowd in three years. Canzoneri started cautiously, but finished strong, sweeping Arizmendi before a barrage of left hooks and right crosses in the tenth after piiing up a commanding lead through the bout. The Associated Press card gave the former lightweight champion seven rounds. and Arizmendi three. The New Yorker weifrhed 131 pounds and Arizmendi 128. GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS New York (N) 1; Philadelphia (A) 0. FIELDER JONES DIES ON COAST Manager of Hitless Wonder White Sox Dead From Heart Disease. PORTLAND, Ore., March S4. UF --Baseball has lost another great leader--Fielder Jones, who gave the game the immortal "hitless wonders," the Chicago White Sox of 1906. The man who led a team of feeble hitters to an American league championship and followed with a world series triumph over the Chicago Cubs died last night from heart disease. The name fielder was not connected with the game. His full name was Fi«lder Allison Jones. It was as manager and outfielder of the White Sox--they were called the White Stockings then--that he became an immortal. His 1906 team boasted great pitchers but not a real hitter. Jones manipulated his pitching staff of Big Ed Walsh, Doc White, Nick Altrock, "Piano Mover" Smith, Roy Patterson, and "Yip" Owen to gain the utmost in effectiveness--and invented his own way of getting runs without hits. A White Sox "rally" under Jones was a "base on balls, a stolen base, a sacrifice and a long fly." Jones was in the lumber business at his death. He never was completely, dissociated from baseball, acting as a scout for the Detroit Tigers in recent years. Carnera-Baer Fight May Be Lined Up as Date Is Set For Go NEW YORK, March 14. UP)-Representatives of Madison Square garden and the two fighters resumed their discussions today in an effort to line up a heavyweight championship bout between Primo Camera and Max Baer. For two days, Col. John Reec Kilpatrick and Jimmy Johnston of the Garden and Louis Soresi anc Ancil Hoffman, representing- the champion and Baer, respectively have been talking terms. All four seem confident the match will be definitely arranged shortly. An apparently reliable report sale two big difficuities had been ironed out. Baer is to receive more than the customary challenger's share o 12V, per cent and from this wil "cut in" Jack Dempsey. The Gar den has declined to accept Dempsej as a co-promoter of the match. Th date of the match is one bone o contention. The Garden and Hoff man want a June date while Sores would prefer to wait until Septem her. which is also superlative golf even BOBBY JONES for Bobby Jones. There is a general undercurrent o: opinion that, if Jones wins the tour nament, he may decide to give tbi pros one more crack at him by en tering the national open tourne; over Jones' favorite course, th Merion Cricket club (Philadelphia) June 7-9. Win or lose, the return of Bobby Jones to competition is the bigges golf event of the year because even in retirement. Jones has con tinued to rate as the world's No. golfer. Since Bobby's retirement three young men---Johnny Goodman an George Dunlap, amateurs, an Denny Shute, professional, hav matured into national champions. It will be extremely interestin to see how the veteran and h Calamity Jane stacks up again the new kings of the golf courses. What do you think? We'll pick Bobby against the field. 'WESTERN FIVES LEAD AT A, A, U, Ive Valley Team:; Left in Amateur Basketball Tournament. CLEANERS, IOWA STATE CAGERS IN LOSSES AT MEET 44-33 and 25-20 Margins Win for Teams in Opening Tilts. Two Mason City teams earned heir way through first contests in ound robin play Tuesday night at he Y. M: C. A. as the initial con- ests to decide the city cage cham- ilonship were played. The winners were Billman's Transfers, north Iowa champions, and Diamond Bread, consolation winner in the north Iowa tourney. The Transfers outscored the Marshall and Swift Cleaners in a rough and tumble game, 44 to 33, and the Bakers won by a margin of 25 to 20 over Iowa State Brand Two TjCiive Game. An altercation between Brouwer and Murray of the Transfers and Cleaners respectively led to their removal from the contest between the teams. Marshall and Swift's co"-nrs pot away to an early lead, hnkUne: an 11 to 10 margin at the'first quarter, but the 'iVaii. . -"· to get a margin of 22 to 20 . the half. They increased this slight edge to 28 and 23 by a third quarter drive and piled up their big lead in the last period. Score 5 Goals. Brouwer and Brady of the Transfers each rang the ball 5 times from the floor and Brady added a free toss before he left on personal fouls. (Turn to Market J'flRC) BIRUM-OLSONS, SCHANKES WIN Bowlers Vote Against Play of Forfeited Series in City League. WEDNESDAY'S GAMES Schmidt's City club vs. Stoddard Stone, 1 and 2. Studebaker Six vs. Henkel's Ready-Mix, S and 4. Birum-OIson and A. M. Schanke and company were winners in two farcres of three from their respec- ive opposition, Joe Daniels' Good- -r-- o and Budwiser, in City league lowling on Tuesday evening 'iho Schanke team went into the sigh total leadership for the week with 2,783, and individual honors of :he evening were taken by M. Bush- p^ens with a 242 single, and R. A Theisen, who had 603 in three ;ames. There were no 1,000's, one 600 and four 200's, Theisen getting two of the latter. All captains voted against a playoff of the Studebaker-Stoddard for- 'eited series, it was announced. ,10E DANIELS' ROODYEARS Chicago (PCL) 5. (A) 6; Los Angeles The public calls for educated men in politics, and, when they serve they are referred to as damned pro I lessors.--Boston Herald. 1'Iascn. R. Thelsen ... '. Robinson . 1. Koln . MpfDtmald. i. Johnson .. AchiM 1'lnn. Handicap .. 313 182 143 147 134 2nd 202 1HG 195 154 172 Jrd 18R 174 139 165 U9 160 49.1 S.Vi 'M 2HII5 108 Total Pins 87t 915 891 1I713 904 Plftyers -. . 1'. Prllchnrd . VrVlkcr J. Evers ... R. C!tt ____ BIKl'M-OLSOK CO. 3rd 177 128 127 195 171 , 174 . 158 . 178 . 177 Actual flat.. 843 1J3 Handicap Total Pins 2nd UK 121 145 17B 181 781 115 79S I l - Tnlnl 493 423 428 549 242S 345 A 1G 14 14 18 1 80 11 . EJS S!I6 913 2767 92 Flayprs-- F. O'N'clI . I.. »nmrrs I). Bnshncns R. Flnlnyrnn M. Bnshcrns Actnnl Pins.. Handicap . . . Total Pins . . . . A. M Players-W. Sheka . . . . C. Snook I., t.nmon ... r. Moltrr R. KadcllHo .. Actnal pins. Handicap . . . BUmVEISEH 1st 2nd 3rd 17! 214 . 192 . 147 . IS" . 24J 9(17 37 163 148 177 178 $37 37 130 179 101 172 8(12 37 Tnt.-!l Ml 485 474 497 T,92 2HOII 111 !U4 ("74 SCIIAXKE HI 2ml 190 1.10 11,3 14", 144 131 19: in 185 168 S99 2717 * CO. 3rd Total 189 .129 181 488 422 52K r,lu 144 169 137 873 103 759 103 840 103 2474 309 I T I M E L Y C L O T H E S| H E S T E R T A I l O R k D J r o u g h KANSAS CITY, March 14. Unix, western contenders and five Missouri Valley league teams re- nained among the 16 survivors of he first two rounds in the Na- ional A. A. U. basketball tourna- nent today. The others billed for action In he third round are two from Chiago and one each representing Washington, D. C., Kansas City and Minneapolis. Only one upset occurred last light--the 49-30 defeat the Sholls afe team of Washington handed Midland college of Fremont, Nebr., he worst Midland had suffered in our years. Harold Kiesel, Sholls center, scored 22 points in leading .he rally that sent his team into a bird round match with Olympic club of San Francisco, one of the rime favorites. Tulsa Diamond Oilers, defending hampions, had an easy ride through :he second round at the expense of ;he Springfield, Mo., Teachers, 41 to 19. Rumor Has Carideo Out of Coach's Job at Missouri School KANSAS CITY, March 14. (IP)-No official comment was forthcom- .ng today from University of Missouri athletic officials at Columbia on a report that Frank Carideo, 3ead football coach, may be replaced before the 1934 season opens. The Kansas City Star, in a special dispatch from St. Louis, stated that a decision as to whether Carideo is to be retained has been left to Chester L. Brewer, director of athletics. Brewer would not comment on the report, other than to say that he had not recommended to the athletic committee of the board of curators that a change be made in the Missouri coaching staff. The Star's dispatch also stated that Dr. H. J. Huff, track and field coach at Missouri, is to be replaced after the current year. Missouri has experienced two unsuccessful seasons under Carideo, former Notre Dame star. Lettermen Honored at Kanawha High Banquet KANAWHA, March 14.--High school athletic awards were made at the annual lettermen's banquet, here, with Coach Eby of Coc college appearing on the speakers' program. Toastraastcr was Truman Nelson, alumnus of Iowa State college. Toasts were given by Oratl Tandc, Frank Frisbee and Supt. A. S. 943 2isra 9- Thoreson, and handsome Full-bodied «port fabrics vrilh * world oi appeal to young man who like clothes oi the rough fabric lype. Plenty of dash for sports end outdoor occasion!, T*t nicely restrained to be perfectly at ease in town. · The** lulJi successfully straddle the problem of finding 4 « triple purpott suit that fits In properly {« sports wear, businesi «IB and "at home" 22 50 LARNERS 13 SOUTH FEDERAL

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