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Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, March 22, 1934
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BASKETBALL · · · · · · « · · Friday night set as starting time for postseason cage games at Y. M. C. A. Players meet at gym at 7:45 o'clock. EASKETBALL » · · « · · · . . Watch sports page Friday for announcement of all-state basketball teams chosen by Iowa Daily Press association. THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 1934 MOHAWKS DRAFT SCHEDULE IN BASEBALL COUNTY TOURNEY WILL COME HERE ON APRIL 27-28 Double Week-End Bills on List; Des Moines Team May Be Opponent. With cool weather making outdoor practice somewhat uncertain after the encouragement of sunshine had brought Mason City high school's baseball squad into action at East Park, Coach Clayton "Chick" Sutherland has directed his attention to schedule making for his ball club. Doubled week-end bills will be on the cards for the Mohawks this spring, with games being scheduled for Fridays and Saturdays, and a few midweek contests thrown in for good measure. Chief event of interest in the local diamond schedule ·will be the county tournament, which will come to Mason City this spring. Meet at Local School. The decision to hold the tournament here was made at a meeting of Cerro Gordo coaches and officials held at the local high school. The skeleton of the local prep schedule calls for a home opening contest with Sheffield on April 6. Games will also be played on April 7, Saturday, and April 13 and 14. Plymouth will visit Mason City on Tuesday, April 17, and Friday and Saturday, April 20 and 21, will be filled. Rockwell will oppose the Mohawks here on Monday, April 23, with the county tournament carded for April 27 and 28. May 18, May 25 and May 30 will see the Mason Cityans on the road, with Plymouth, Grafton and Sheffield the respective opposition on their home pastures. May Play Des Moines. Big school opposition is another hope of the Mohawk mentor for this spring. An arrangement with a Des .koines high school, several o£ -which Jlay baseball, will likely be made ... or a Mason City contest and a re- Vturn game at .Des Moines. North Iowa schools will fill the remainder of the schedule, with Rudd and Nora Springs probable opponents. Plans for junior college baseball still hung fire, as it was uncertain that there would be opposing teams in the field this spring with the exception of Estherville and Waldorf of Forest City. The latter club will play a heavy conference schedule with southern Minnesota schools. North lowans Enter National Wrestling With Panther Squad CEDAR FALLS, March 22.-Five members of the Iowa State Teachers college wrestling team, accompanied by wrestling coach, Dave McCuskey, left Cedar Falls Thursday for Ann Arbor, Mich., where the Panther grapplers will be entered in the National Intercollegiate wrestling meet to be held in the University of Michigan fieldhouse. The preliminaries . of the national meet will be held Friday and the finals on Saturday. Teachers college matmen making the trip to Ann Arbor are Owen Ralston, Sheldon; William Chambers, Anderson, Francis Flannagan, Williarnsburg; John Champlin, Iowa Falls and Alvie Natvig, New Hampton. ARMORY EXHIBIT Matchmaker Joe Kelly will make one change on Thursday's wrestling card at the armory. Babe Camera, Des Moines heavy- wcijcht, will meet Jack Hader of Kansas City In a 30 minute bout, replacing; the Farmer lodge and Frankie French bout which was scheduled. (20 Mimttes), Lee Jones vs. Joe Cook Mason City, 202 Ibs. Forest City, 390 Ibs. (20 Mlnntes). .Tack Hatter vs. Babe Camera Kansas City, 314 Ibs. Ies Moines, 196 ita. (30 Minute*). Tajc Tajreson vs. Al Schuler Mason City* 220 Ibs. Buffalo, 235 Ibs. (One Hoar). Earl Wampler TS. Mike Jfnzarian Seranton, 305 Ibs. Boston, 220 Ibs, First bout at 8:30. Capt. Fred Shaffer, announcer. "Shooting Gallery Reported Installed in White House." Good heavens, is he going after them with a grin?--St. Louis Post-Dispatch. WRESTLING Tonight-ARMORY-8:30 Thrills Aplenty! 4--STAR BOUTS--4 PRICES Ladies 15c Gents 40c and 55c Pea Ridge Day Takes Own Life as Memory Is Failing INDOOR TENNIS CHAMP LESTER STOEFEN Lester Stocfen of Los Angeles,, who recently, dethroned Gregory S. Mangin of Newark, as national indoor singles champion by scores of 6-1, 8-6, 6-4, Is shown with the trophies symbolic of his new title. The giant, third - ranking player in the TJnited States, uncovered the best tennis of his career in New York. COMETS TO TRY FORTRACKCUP Team Will Point for Meet in Spring Drills; To Get Late Start. CHARLES CITY, March 22.-Track practice will get off to a late start in Charles City this spring on account of the prolonged basketball season and Easter vacation. Several prospective members of the squad have been working out for several weeks, but organized practice will not start until April 2. Prospects for the season are considered rather bright as only a few members were lost from last year's well-balanced squad. Experienced competitors will be available for all of the track and field events except the sprints where the graduation of Burns and Rowe took away both of last year's point winners. Competition in other events is expected to be keen, with the greatest strength centered in the mile relay squad. Springer, Burnett and Dobbs are left from the quartet that set a conference record last spring and Webster, Turner and Paul have also run in this race. Six meets are billed for this spring- including in addition to the usual invitation meets, a quadrangular meet at Cresco with Cresco, Osage and New Hampton, and the Northeast Iowa meet at Cresco. The team will be pointed for the latter meet which will be doubly important to the Comets. A victory in it would bring permanent possession of the traveling conference cup and would enable the Comets to tie the record set by the Charles City teams of '29 and '30 which won four straight conference championships. Brooklyn Edisons in Loss to Local Club for Pistol Contest The Oarro Gordo Rifle club pistol team won its second round match In the National Rifle Association Gallery Interclub Pistol League No. 3 by defeating the Brooklyn, N. Y., Edison Rifle Pistol club by a score of 1,324 to 1,211. L. E. Allstot of the local club and D. A. Thimrnesch of the Dubuque club with scores of 286 were tied for high score in the league and W. K. Winnie of the local club was second with a score of 277. The local club again shot the highest score in the league. Following are the record scores of the five high men on the local team: Competitor-- SF. FT. 93 99 90 87 78 L. E. Allstot W. K. Winnie C. Lewis H. Allstot Emersor Decker 87 93 87 86 94 KF. Ttl. 94 286 92 277 88 256 88 253 71 252 Team total . .430 461 433 1324 Brooklyn, N. Y 419 436 356 1211 Following are the results of the other matches in the league: Dubuque (la.) 1,318 vs. Bradford, Pa., 1,176, and Johnstown, Pa., 1,291 vs. Des Moines, 1,241. INDIANS TO PLAY AT OLD BASEBALL GROUNDS IN 1934 Long Stretches of "Muny" Stadium Make Pop Fly of Homerun Drive. By RALPH VVHEATLEY. Associated Press Staff Writer. NEW ORLEANS, March 22. UW-The Cleveland Indians are pinning high hopes for working up the baseball ladder by returning this .year to the old league park where a ball can be hit over the fence and count as a homerun. They have had enough of the municipal stadium in Cleveland where a ball hit far enough to clear any fence in the league has fallen into the glove of an outfielder for a simple out. This is blamed for the slump in batting averages rather than the hitting ability of the play- era. Indians Have Troubles. But the Indians have their troubles like all the rest and Walter Johnson, who took the manager's helm from Roger Peckinpaugh, is working by day and poadering by night to smooth them over. One of his most serious worries is holdout Wesley Ferrell, who until last year had won 20 or more games a year in four seasons for the Indians. The Indians had counted on him to return to form and produce the spark on the mound but it now appears that he plans to stay at home unless his contract is revised upward. Banking on Southpaw. Johnson is shaping his team with Ferrell out and is banking on the new southpaw, Lloyd Brown, obtained from the Boston Red Sox in the Cissell deal. He is particularly anxious for Brown to come through as the Indians for four years have been in need of a top line left handed pitcher. For three years with Washington, Brown averaged 15 victories a year and has been showing good form in spring training. The coaches also are working hard on Lefty Lee, up from Toledo, and if these two southpaws come through, the absence of Ferrell would not be felt so strongly. Must Play Infield. From the pitchers' box, Johnson's worries turn to second base, where he is striving manfully to turn a third baseman into a second baseman. The trouble is that Odel Hale, who was switched from third to second, does not like to play second base and hopes that another candidate will appear. Knickerbocker is being groomed behind Hale and probably will share, the second spot with him. At the time of the Cissell trade, the Indians had hoped to get Melillo from the St. Louis Browns but that did not pan out. Outside of these things and Harley Boss, the strong first baseman being ill, the situation in the Indian camp is satisfactory to the management. MASTERS'OPEN GETS IN SWING Jones Central Figure When Golf's Great Assemble for Tourney Play. AUGUSTA, March 22. (£)--The biggest golf show of the year, with Robert Tyre Jones as its central figure, started today with the first round of the 55,000 masters invitation tournament. The attempt of a retired champion--one who withdrew four years ago in possession of the four major titles--to come back on even terms with his former rivals lifts this competition to a position of prominence rivaling the national championships. There is no title involved but many professionals would consider a victory over the Georgian more valuable than the national open crown. This is the professionals' first skirmish with Jones since he beat them in every championship start in 1930. Even after his long layoff, Bobby tees off today at lowest odds of G to 1, a co-favcrite with Paul Runyan, the White Plains, N. Y., professional who has been the star of the winter season. Whether he wins or not this is a "Jones" tournament. The leading professionals of the winter circuit and a group of the best amateurs, including George Dunlap, the national titleholder, accepted invitations to joust with Jones, and the society and sporting clans have flocked here, drawn by the drama to be unfolded over the Augusta national golf course. The past and present heads of the United States Golf association, H. H. Ramsay of New York and Herbert Jaaues of Boston, will be in the gallery. WILL THEY WIN THE PENNANT? COLONEL JACOB RUPPERT JOE MCCARTHY Col. Jacob Ruppert, left, o\vner of the New York Yankees, and Joe McCarthy, manager of the team, are shown together at Huggins field, St. Petersburg, Fla., talking over their new recruits and. possibilities of winning the 1931 pennant. McCarthy is shown pointing out several new members of the team. Out of the Pressbox The Spirit Moves The business, begun some time ago, of recounting the various ways in which major league baseball clubs acquired their nicknames, has occupied this column on two days previous to this. Now the spirit has moved the writer once more to pry into the records and see how the christenings came about. * * * So ... why not consider the Cincinnati Reds first? It was in 1867, so the story goes, that George B. Ellard designed the first uniform of the Queen City team. The uniform was made up of short, white flannel trousers, white shirt, and long red stockings. From the hue of the stockings, of course, came the name Red Stockings, and from that grew the shorter form, Reds. * * * The Cleveland Indians became Indians for no apparent reason. The team has had more nicknames than any other major league outfit. In the old days, Cleveland had a team called the Spiders. Then the Cleveland American leaguers became the Blues, because of the color of their traveling suits. -By AL MITCHELL- A Year Ago MARCH 22.--Babe Ruth signed his 1933 contract for 552,000, a cut of ?23,000 from his salary of the 1932 season. Then Napoleon Lajoie became manager, and the club became the Naps. Deacon McGuire was a later manager, and the outfit was named the Mollie McGuires. Indians came into use at a still later date. * * * Probably the simplest explanation of a team's naming is that of the Detroit Tigers, so named by Philip J. Reid, city editor of a Detroit newspaper, after the club had won the pennant three times in a row, under Hughey Jennings. * * * Tim Murnane was responsible for naming the Boston National leaguers the Doves, after their owner, George Dovey. Murnane was a veteran of the baseball pressbox. His name stuck with the club, even as its ownership passed into the hands of John Dovey, brother of George, after the former owner's death. The later names of Bean Eaters and Braves just came along, it seems, without much reason. * * * Puritans and Plymouth Rocks . . the Boston Red Sox. John I. Taylor, former owner of the club, named it Red Sox because he wanted the other names dropped. * * * It was in 1899 that the leading players and Manager Edward Han- Ion were transferred from the Baltimore Orioles to Brooklyn. In the spring of 1900. Robert Woolley, sportswriter accompanying the Brooklyn team south on its training -frcour, named it the Superbas. A stage I show run by the theatrical branch of the Hanlons suggested the name * * * Although Hanlon has long since left the baseball field, the name still finds occasional use. Before the days of the Super- bas, Brooklyn's ball club was known as the Trolley Dodgers. The name seemed always to stage a comeback. When Uncle Wilbert Robinson u r us manager, Robins was popular, but Dodgers came back to use immediately after he left. * * * The American association team from St. Louis was called the Browns when Comiskey and Von der Ahe ran the show, simply because its uniform trimmings were brown. When the old association folded up in 1891, the Robisons of Cleveland took their team to St. Louis, and adopted white uniforms with cardinal trimmings . . . hence, Cardinals, at the suggestion of William McHale, sportswriter. * * * The American league team which came into St. Louis later received the old, brown-trimmed uniform, and the old name as well. Both have stuck. * * * The only instance on record in which fans were asked to name their team -explains the choice of one name used to designate the Washington American leaguers. But the choice was none too popular. The name Senators was applied to the Washington boys at an early date, for obvious reasons. * * * Fans were asked to vote for a new name, and chose the title Nationals. But the Washington Americans were the Washington Nationals under that designation, so the name didn't stick in popularity, although Nats is still in general use. Senators holds strongly to favor, anc Griffs is used to some extent. * * '* Near Neighbor It's been announced that Big Ed Krause, Notre Dame football crasher, will become a near neighbor of North lowans next fall, as he comes to Winona, Minn., to be athletic director and head coach at St. Mary's college. » * * The Notre Dame athlete will be graduated from the Irish school this June. * * * Long Distance The two mile relay is to be an event of this spring in high school district and state track meets, according to announcement by George A. Brown, secretary of the Iowa High School Athletic association. Dates for the district meets will be March 4 and 5. for the state May 12. * * * The addition of the relay will bring the number of events for the prep athletes to It. First, second, Tum to Market Vast) ARKANSAN SEEKS CURE FOR LAPSE, THEN KILLS SELF Baseball Career Led Hurler to Dozen Teams Over All of United States. KANSAS CITY, March 22. LI')-The piercing yell of Clye (Pea Ridge) Day, the hog-calling baseball pitcher, is stilled forever. Day, who baffled batters with his screw ball and entertained the fans with his hog-call, committed suicide ast night by cutting his throat with a hunting knife. He came here several days ago from his home at Pea :Udge, Ark., seeking treatment for apses of memory. He was 32 years old. His baseball career found him in ;he uniforms of a dozen professional ;eams from coast to coast including the St. Louis Cardinals, the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn Dodgers. AT THE CAMPS By ASSOCIATED PRESS. YANKEES. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.--Joe McCarthy, manager of the New York Yankees, qualified his predictions that the Yanks will win the American league pennant even in hig more optimistic moods but he thinks they will come through if the pitching turns out to be as good as he thinks. He believes Vito Tamulis, the left bander from Newark has the makings of a regular and he expects Johnny Murphy to stick as a relief hurler. GIANTS. WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.--Phi Weintraub, who was just an out fielder from Chicago when the Nev, York Giants opened training, ha earned himself^a rather peculiar po sition. Despite his hard hitting ir exhibition games Phil couldn't mak much headway against the compe tition from Ott, Moore, Davis O'Doul, Peel and Lieber. So Manag er Bill Terry shifted him to firs base, where he's in competition will Terry himself and the veteran George Grantham. INDIANS. NEW ORLEANS, La. -- When Willis Hudlin ended his holdou campaign and donned a Cleveland Indians uniform for the first time yesterday, there appeared little rea son for worry over his training con dition. Twenty pounds lighter than hi was last year, and hard as nails from a winter of golfing at Ho Springs, Ark., Hudlin impressed his teammates as being ready to ste] into the pitcher's box without man; preliminaries. REDS TAMPA, Fla.--Annoyed over the 6 to 4 beating the Cincinnati Red: took from Columbus of the Ameri can association Manager Bob O'Far rell is giving more emphassis to bat ting practice. · The squad was put through three hours of hitting the ball yesterday and as the players stepped up to the plate, O'Farrell instructed the hurl ers to put everything on the bal they had. SOX PASADENA, Cal.--If spead afoot will do it, Frenchy Borgadary, recently obtained from Sacramento, will be a hard man to keep out of a job in the Chicago White Sox outfield. Borgadary's speed in the field and on the bases since he joined the club a week ago, has been little short of sensational. His hitting also has been adequate and he may push Evar Swanson, another speedster, for the rightfkld position. BROWNS 'WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.-Manager Rogers Hornsby of the Browns has quit saying, "we won't wind up the cellar." Now he's talking first division. Conceding that the Senators and Yankees "are a little better than the others,' 1 Hornsby believes "anything can happen to six of the eight clubs." If the Browns get a good break in their new men, first division is not an unreasonable expectation." The work of big Jim Weaver and Buck Newson, who held the Giants to four hits yesterday, has increased Hornsby's confidence in his pitching staff. SPEAKS IN M. C. JOHNNY BAKER JOHNNYBAKER TO TALK HERE All-American, Now Coach at Panther Grid Camp, to Speak Thursday. Johnny Baker, all-American linesman for Southern California in 1931 author of numerous football articles in magazines and now head football coach at Iowa State Teachers college at Cedar Falls, will speak at a dinner in St. John's parish hall Thursday night at 6:30 o'clock. The program is being sponsored by the Decker and Young Men's clu'o:;. Baker, noted chiefly in the literary field for his article entitled "My Greatest Thrill in Football," which appeared in the Saturday Evening- Post, will speak on the same topic at the Thursday dinner. Local coaches have been invited to attend. The former all-American gridder was brought here largely through the efforts of the Rev. Robert Redenbaugh, pastor of St. John's church, who was a classmate of Baker's while attending the California school. Baker reached the height of football fame in the autumn of 1931 when his dropkick beat Notre Dame 16 to 14 in a titantic battle which ended a prolonged Rambler winning streak on the gridiron. KANSAN WINS AT CANADIAN TRACK, SETS NEW MARK Canadian Defeats Marquette Negro Flyer in Dashes at 40, 60 Yards. HAMILTON, Ont., March 22. W --Glenn Cunningham, the durable Kansan who cracked the world indoor mile record with his 4:08.4 performance last Saturday, today had the Canadian record for 1.000 yards to his collection. Cunningham was clocked in 2:12.2 as he ran away from Phil Edwards, the Hamilton Negro veteran, in the featured event at the 91st highlanders meet last night. The time was just one-fifth of a second slower :han the world indoor standard which has stood against all assaults since Harold Cutbill established it in 1922. Shared Honors. Despite the brilliant performance, Cunningham had to share the night's honors wtih Bert Pearson, the youthful Hamilton sprinter, and Hank Cieman, heel and toe traveler from Toronto. The 20 year old Pearson came through with a pair of smashing sprint victories over Ralph Metcalfe, the Marquette university Negro speedster, at 60 and 4.0 yards. He negotiated the longer distance in 6.5 seconds and equalled the Canadian 40 yard record with a 4.6 performance. Metcalfe was right at his shoulder at each finish with Edwin Hall Kansas third. Clips Walking Mark. Cieman clipped a tenth of a second off the world one-mile walking record which had stood since 1910 as he marched through a handicap field to cover the four furlongs in 6:25.7. Another Canadian, George Goulding, established the mark. Grand National's 96th Running Listed Friday LIVERPOOL, Eng-., March 22. I.T) --Over a course made famous by the hoofbeats of some of the world's greatest jumpers, 33 or fewer horses, five of them American owned, will start tomorrow the four and one-half mile journey at Aintree known as the grand national. Not all will finish. At least they never have. For the owner of the winner awaits all the honor associated with the world's premier steeo- lechase. Cerro Gordo Club Wins League tire With Appleton Five The Cerro Gordo Rifle club rifle team won its first round match in the National Rifle association inter club indoor rifle league No. 9 by defeating the Appleton, Wis., Rifle and Pistol club 941 to 932. Following are the record scores of the five men in the local team: K. L. Lee 100 91 191 F. H. Linnenkarnp .. 100 89 189 L. E. Allstot 100 88 188 S. A. Brose 100 88 188 J. F. Hanes 99 86 185 Team Total 499 442 941 The second match was fired against the Capital City Rifle club of Topeka, Kans., and this week's match is with the Freeport Sportsman club of Freeport, Pa. Smith Is Drake Captain. DES MOINES, March 22. OP)-Frank Smith of Deg Moines today was the honorary captain of the 1933-34 Drake university basketball team. He was elected last night. Twelve letters were awarded to players. 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