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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 12 1936 THIRTEEN FIVE LEADERS PLACE STATE LEAGUE ACES By Al Mitchell Out of the Pressbox BASEBALL MAGNATES ar good businessmen and good busi nessmen are not gamblers. It is reas Â· enable to assume then that the l big league magnates feel sure o their ground in putting in more tha four million dollars of new mone this year. That's what it amounts to Here are the approximate figures: Park enlargements and improvements $3,000,000 Cash Involved in new player deals 1,750,000 Estimated salary increases 350,000 Total $4,100,000 * * * ALL OF WHICH indicates tha the biggest year in baseball histor is just ahead. A.nd what is true i the majors must be true in the min ors as well. The Yajikees are spend ing nearly a million to- enlarge thei park and make improvements for a anticipated big season . . . possibl; a world's series. * * * THE CUBS are spending at leas half as much to make permancn recent enlargements and to add t the fans' comfort. Recent improve men Is have made Fenway Park i Boston, Navin Field in Detroit, an' Cvosley Field in Cincinnati, bolt spacious and modern. Improve ments here and there easily bring the total of this year's rebuildin, sum to two millions. * * * THE PACE OF the Red Sox in adding new players at a cost o: half a million or more, for the 1936 season only, has spurred a major ity of other club owners to spent money. The Tigers' deal for A Simmons was only one of severa cash investments in new players The Yanks spent a fortune for DiMaggio, and a total of one and three-quarters millions for- new help probably is a conservative figure. * * * IN SALARIES the majors kept step with their other investments in the future of the national game The increase in salaries this yeat amounts to at least 10 per cent and the holdouts have not all been disposed of yet. This means S350,- 000 extra to be spent. * * . * ADD TO THIS the fact that spring training programs this year are more elaborate than ever--in eluding the Reds' trip to Puerto Rico, the Cubs' California-Florida J-'. arrangement, and the Red Birds f-yproposed trip to Cuba, and you Â§ rv 'bave a few more dollars on the pile. The big league clubs will have many more men in camp this spring. The limits of the last few years have been lifted. There are 368 jobs to be filled and more than 500 ball players preparing to till ' them. That is an increase of from 10 to 15 per cent more rookies , than were taken to the camps last year. * * * . . . SOUND ECONOMICS . coupled with Â£ --1 showmanship has k brought the mi. rs back. In 1931 .12 leagues staggered through a bad Â» season. Now practically all the old leagues, and quite a few new ones, are ready to operate. There might be more but for the careful check Joe Carr, promotion director, operates. * * * JOE CARR is an advocate of the "sage and sane Fourth of July" movement. Joe is dead set against these minor leagues which are known as firecrackers . . . one that is liable to blow up about the Fourth of July. Years back there were many of them. Now Carr sees that they put the money on the line before they start business. * * * - NIGT BASEBALL has done much to restore the minors. Good showmanship includes night baseball, of ' course, and also many special days, fireworks, free automobiles and the Shaughnessy play-offs. * * A AN IDEA OF the soundness of minor league baseball this year may be had from the training camp - schedule of the International league, one of the three biggest minors. Seven of the International clubs will train in Florida and the other will train in Texas. A few years ago only the wealthier of these International clubs were able to afford the luxury of a Florida camp. They bargely got over the Mason-Dixon line. LUTHER GUARD IS ONLY NORTH IOWA CAGER ON TEAMS Floyd Tate Mentioned With Top Guards of Squad; Graangard Named. THK IOWA CONfKIlENCK TKAMS First Trnm Art ilmmhrrnt . .. ('(Â·Mint I Tom Sli;irp!os . . . Simpson Bob I''nts( Cnrntll Stc Tarson* Jamrft .MrU Columbia -kcr Si-cunt! Tram John Me,rnr IT Justus 1 Gerald Van Arlfcf AV , 12 K STANDINGS Simpson ...... I own, WrolP.vnn Upper Iowa . . Western Union I.ulhcr ........ Si, Ambrose .. I'cnn 1 H I'd. .70(1 .ATI .3SS .nnn .2511 .222 JIG" TV liKr, 4lr, !'Â£" (102 2.Vi GAZETTE S Pitching, Not Slugging, Is Phils'Power Winner of Sectional Here Must Play West Champs HONORABLE MKNT1O.V Forwards--Itlark, Parsons; Reese, Imva Woleyan; Tyrrell, SI. Ambrose. (Vnler.s--I,uymntt, Ktifnu Vista; )enn. \Veslcrn l.'nlon; Miner, t'nnnns. Counts--Ford, Central: Holier. Western t"")on: Flfj.vd Tale, l';fi.'r Ifiira: .Mjitlhies- scn, Uiiliuiiiit:. By L. E. SKELLEY. Associated Press Staff Writer. DES MOINES, JP--The five leading teams that engaged in the sharpest championship fight in Iowa conference basketball history each placed one player on the all- star squad selected Thursday by the 12 conference coaches for the Associated Press. Central, the title winner, Columbia, Parsons, Simpson and Iowa Wesleyan were honored with first team places, the widest distribution of positions in recent years. Art Hoogheem, six foot two Central senior, and Tom Sharpies, the Simpson hot-shot, were the leading vote getters for the forward positions. John McCormick of Penn's last place club, who made 190 points for an all-time scoring record, was the only forward to closely press the winners. Wesleyan Center Popular. Bob Frost, the 190-pound, six foot four Iowa Wesleyan ace, was the most popular center this year, and won the first team position by a comfortable margin over Bill Lcary of Columbia and Ralph Layman of Buena Vista. James McDonald, Columbia's "midget," and Carroll Steneker, Iowa Wesleyan veteran, took the _uard spots- ahead of Gerald Van Arkel of Central and Art Grangaard of Luther. Sharpies and Hoogheem polled e most, votes of any players in the 12-team conference. The former started clicking in mid-season and ed Simpson's late drive that brought the team into fourth place. Hoogheem captained the Central championship club. He was hy far :he best scorer for the Dutchmen, Â·citing most of his points from aggressive follow-in shots and from quick set-shots. He was a four- year letterman for Coach Len Win- ;er's team. Leads Wesleyan Scoring. Frost was the leading scorer for the Iowa Wesleyan team. His best ame of the season was against St. Ambrose when he scored nine field- Â·oals and held Bob Austin, Saints' star, without a point. He has two more years of competition. McDonald, another senior, weighs mly 145 pounds and is only five- 'eet-four. His size, however, did not Â«ep him from being the spark of he Columbia team. Steneker finished his basketball :areer at Parsons with the best tlay of his three-years competition. He served as acting captain in most f the Wildcats' games. Mohawks See Garner First in Cage Meet Mason City Team Gets Nod Over First of Opponents. AT MASON CITY Thursday's Games. CLASS B I :tin--Rinlrl vs. Cnrprntrr. 2:1(1--Plymouth vv Hnnlfinlmvn. 2:tf)--Olriinl" vs. G n i f t o n ( V ) . :!:-.!--Norn Springs vs. Miirhle Rock. 4:30--Mik'hrJJ vs . JipiiHrtl. CLASS A 7:00--XÂ»rth\voÂ»t vs. Manly. 8:1(1--St. Anscar vs. Oar I.akp. 0:21)--Mason city vs. Gnnicr, DES MOINES, W)--Iowa's twenty-third annual high school basketball tournament opened in 45 sectional centers Thursday with a record-breaking field of 830 entries. More than 8,000 athletes will compete. Mason City, the 1935 champion, started defense of its title against Garner in its own sectional. The j Mohawks wore expected to whip the Garner club, but faced certain trouble against either St. Ansgar, undefeated this season, or Clear Lake. Grinncll, which finished second last year, drew Brooklyn for a first round opponent at the Newton sectional. Davenport, one of the favorites for the championship, got a first round bye in the Clinton meet. Interest in Des Moines centered around the Roosevelt-East game at the .North high gymnasium Thursday night. The teams tied for the Des Moines city championship and are favorites along with, Ames to win the fourth district Class A honors. Ninety teams will be left after the sectionals close Saturday night and will compete in the eight district meets next week to qualify the 16 finalists for the championship tournament at DCS Moines, March 26, 27 and 28. *Crazy Quilt of State District Meets Is Hard on Victor. KniTOR'S NOTE--This Is the last nt a scries concerning the hoys' h t K h school hnfikclhal! tournament opening Thursday w i l h 4Ii sectional meets. This f i n a l story deals u i t h the eichth district with sectional t o u r n a m e n t s at Altn. A!crn;i. B u f - falo Center. Danhury. Kslhervllle. Mason City. Sheldon and Sioux City. By L. Â£~SKELLEY AsociatÂ«d Press Sports Writer DE MOINES, (/P)--A heavy firing, probably the most intense on Iowa's eight high school basketball fronts, boomed Thursday in the eighth district with Mason City's 1935 championship team the most prominent target. The Mohawks, who swept through a formidable field to the title last year, face a lot of high-powered shelling on their treacherous trip back to the finals. If they should get by St. Ansgar or Clear Lake, two powerful teams, in the sectional, the Mohawks will run into one of the well-fortified Sioux City teams in the district meet next week. The life of a champion is never soft and the Iowa school athletic board made Coach J. A. "Judge" hree-Team Fight Seen in Western Mat Tussle IOWA CITY. (.B--A three-team ght appears likely to develop here cmorrow night and Saturday when he Big Ten wrestling teams get to- ether in their annual tournament to ecide the conference championship. Illinois, the defending champion, ndiana, winner of 31 straight dual leets, and Iowa, undefeated this eason, are the standout teams en- ered in the meet. Jay Sharpshooter Listed for Third Year as Pivot Man on Mizoo Honor Five nar, MISSOURI VAi.r.F.v TEAMS First Team Second Team Kncelnrctsnn F Fee, rreiuhlon \Yaslilmrn Rini.sey F..- Bnller Oklii. A. Si M. Tnlsa M a r t l n t o n i 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .lones Washington Tnlsa Orehaiiclt G Mclver Drake Crcichlnn L i t t l e G Xanclors Okla. A. M. Crake DES .MOINES, (.P)--Emil (Box) Engelbretson, sharp shooting Creighton forward, was honored for the third consecutive year on the all-Missouri Valey basketball team chosen for the Associated Press by the conference coaches. The Blucjay ace who led his team to a tie for th championship with Oklahoma A. M. and Drake, was the unanimous choice of the seven Valley coaches. Engelbretson piled in 129 points for an average of 10.8 points a game to win the conference individual scoring ra,ce. He won the honor as a sophomore and missed a tie by only two points last year. Merle Roiisey, Oklahoma Aggie forward; Roy Martintoni, Washington center; Charles Orebaugh, Drake guard, and Taylor Little, Oklahoma Aggie guard, were picked as the other- members of the 1936 all-star team. WHAT THIS YEAR? DES MOINES, l.T) -- Watch these teams in the sectional high school basketball tournaments. They competed in the state finals meet last year. What will they do this year? Bronson, Clarinda. Davenport, Diagonal, Forest City, Grinnell, Independence, Mason City, Mc- Callsburg, Murray, New Hartford, Lcdyard, Luana, East Sioux City, Sharon and Washington. Grimslcy's problem more vexatious when it shifted Mason City and Buffalo Center sectionals into the eighth district. Coach Grimsley and his Mohawks won 19 of 23 games this winter against the best competition in the state. Until they are beaten, at least, they still are the champions, and their experience under heavy fire is going to corne in rnighty handy. For four straight years Mason City teams have competed in the state finals and the 1936 Mohawks aren't going to let that record fall without a struggle. The Sioux City sectional will be another hot spot. East Sioux City, 193-4 champion, and Central of Sioux City, are expected to engage in a bitter battle for Class A honors. Central whipped East, 32 to 20, a couple of weeks ago, but Coach Les Davis's team, always a fine tournament competitor, appears on the Â·vay back to top form and will be no pushover for Central. Cherokee and Storm Lake are set for a torrid scrap for Class A lonors at Alta. Cherokee celebrated its first year in the Lakes conference by winning the title, and fin- .shed the schedule with a 24 to 22 victory over Storm Lake. Brooke consolidated, Lincoln-Lee and Webb are the standout Class E clubs at Alta. Forest City, which went to the 1935 : inals meet still hopes to get off to i good start this year by taking- Class A honors at Buffalo Center. The home team and Swea City are dangerous rivals, and either is like- y to upset Forest City. Fertile and .edyard are the Class B choices at Buffalo Center. The Algona sectional promises a close race for the Class A title between Algona, Emmetsburg and Britt. The B Class is a wide open af- i fair. Tune in On the AIRSHOW 7 P.M.TONIGHT Thursday, March 12 STATION WCCO J. H. MARSTON CHRYSLER-PLYMOUTH l/i Block Kast of Hnnford Hotel FIVE-WAY SCRAP. PASADENA. Cal.--Jimmy Dukes reports enthusiastically that Malin McCulloch, Mike Kreevich and George Stumpf are giving Rip Radcliff and Vernon (George) Washington a tough fight for their White Sox outfield obs. IN THE CAGK. WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.-Rogers Hornsby. having installed another batting cage, let it be known hitters need not fear they will be overlooked and veterans will have no excuse, for failing to get in plenty of practice. ARMORY Thursday, March 12 3 Big Matches Admission: 39c and I c Tax This Ad and 24c plus I c Tax Admits You! Star Swea City Forward Sprains Ankle m Tussle SWEA CITY--Forest Hanifan, star forward of the Swea City high school basketball team, suffered a sprained ankle at the Emmetsburg Swea City game at Cylinder on Saturday night. It is hoped that Hanifan will be able to play in the sectional tournament at Buffalo Center Friday night. Cresco High School Wins in Added Osage Mat Test OSAGE -- The Osage wrestlers met Cresco wrestlers here in a meet of 12 matches, which took the place of the Clinton meet, canceled earlier in the season because of blocked roads. For Osage Leeman. Viskocil. Kienast, Johnson and J. Kurtz won decisions. For Cresco Ethler, Rettag, Colbert and Conly got falls while Hanson. Moen, Miller got decisions. The final score was 29 to 15 in favor of Cresco. HOCKEY By THK ASSOCIATKn I'KFS C A N A 1 H \ N - . \ M Kit I C A N I . K A t i l ' K P r n v t r t f n r r J; u- Haven 2. S p r l n g f l r t d G; riiiiadclpliin i. LUNDBERG TOTAL TOPS KEG WHEEL Mickey Mouse Wins'Lonely Match, Others Win in Games on Default. Mickey Mouse won two games Wednesday night in the Women's bowling league in the only match bowled, while D. K. Lundberg and the Style Shoppe each took three, games by default. The Lundbcrgs rolled 2.263 for three games, Ella Woisnak getting a 185 high single and a 468 top series. IN THE RING By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS VANCOUVER, B. C.--Barney Ross. H3'/i, Chiraco, world HclterweiKht champion, mil- ri'iintetl Oorclnn Wallace. HK. Vancouver, (101. Non-llltr. DETROIT--KranUir Wolfram. 127''i. !!Â·- troll, outpointed Snmmy I.cvine, l-'H. Chi- IS". ( 1 0 . ! SACKAMK.VTO. ml. -- Mlrtsrt H i l c Â» Â« t . 13:iVL-. rhlladr-ljihln. ontpoinlrd -Jimmy Thomai, r:7, San Fr.tnci*TM. ( l o t . O A K l . A M I . Cnl.-- l.on Sallc.1. 117. Hrook- l.vn. knorkrrt mil T u f f y IMfrtnn(. lie. Oak- j land, en!,, ( R J . - I SEVEN GOOD MEN READY TO THROW FOR WILSON NINE Only Pair of .300 Stickers to Be Left in Lineup of "Hitless Wonders." B.v PAUL MICKELSON Associated Press Sports Writer WINTER HAVEN, Fla., I/'D--Old customers arc going to rub their eyes and take another look at their ticket stubs when they watch the Philadelphia Nationals in action this year. The Phillies, for years a boon to the lumber business as they battered down National league fences a mile from home plate, have gone in so strong for pitching that they threaten to become "hillcss wonders"--hard as it is to believe. Manager J i m m y Wilson, who admits he's a little fed up with a team of sluggers that loses games hy football scores, won't have more than one or two sure ,300 hitters on the team but he's so excited about his pitchers that he thinks his 1936 model Philly machine is capable of landing high in the second division at least. Sun- of Seven Good HurJers. "We'll have a great pitching staff, seven tested men who can burn that baseball over the plate," said Jimmy, "and that's the biggest part of the battle. "Sure, we'll be weak with t h e stick hut it's going to make me feel young again to strut around the circuit with a good n i t c h i n a staff." Wilson's probable "Big Seven" pitching staff will consist of six who have had at least one year's experience in the major league and a rookie, Hal Helleher of Hazelton, Pa., a six foot right bander. Curt Davis Heads List. The six are Curt Davis, Joe Bowman. Bucky Walter (Bucky's dropped the "S" from his last name this year), Euel Moore, Sylvester Johnson and Orville Jorgcns. Last season, the Phils rarely had more than two regular pitchers well enough to start a game, winding up in seventh place. Besides his "Big Seven," Wilson has promising talent in Claude Pas- seau, obtained from Pittsburgh in the deal for Catcher Al Todd. Pas- seau strnek out 239 batsmen in 244 innings for Des Moines last season, winning 20 and losing 11. Yet, with all his talent. Wilson may not have an effective southpaw on his staff unless a rookie comes through. The infield rates strong defensively but weak on offense. Dolph Camilli, whose power was reduced by sinus trouble last year, is a fixture at first with Joe Gomez at second and Johnny Vergez, on the bench at present with a sprained ankle, at ihird. Former Miller Promising. Shortstop is the big problem, but Wilson.is strong for Leo Norris, ob- :ained from Minneapolis where he batted .290 last season. Reserves will be plentiful for infield positions, nut again the power will be lacking. There are no more Chuck Kleins n the Philly outfield but there should be plenty of speed and defensive class. Lou Chiozza, converted from an infielder, is starring in the daily drills. Catching apparently is well fortified with Wilson, himself, and Earl Grace, who says he never was given a real chance to learn much about backstopping until Pittsburgh sent him under Wilson's wing. Mangan, Cunningham Set to Meet in Metric Test N E W A R K , N. J., (/T)--Joseph Mangan, Cornell track star, and lenn Cunningham, formerly of the University of Kansas, will meet Monday night in a special invitation of 1,500 meter race at the Newark A. C. track and field carnival in the L13th regiment armory. SKILLFULLY CLEANED and REBLOCKED is the time to refresh the color and shape of your hat. We can reblork any style. PHONE 788 Would Buy Deans ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. /P)--' Bob Quinn, president of the Boston Bees, admits he would like to buy the Dean brothers but he doesn't want to "be guilty of making an offer to buy holdout hall players." For that reason he won't visit, Bradcnton to discuss t h e situation. North lowan Tops Boxers in Mitt Meet Mike Klomp Winner in White Hope Bout at Des Moines DES MOINES, (.Â«--Mike Klomp, a farm boy from Lime Springs, won the white hope boxing tournament here Wednesday by out-fighting Charley Oaltcs of Sun Antonio, Tex., in a three round final bout. Klomp battled his way into the finals with a surprise victory over Jim Morris, the 215 pound butcher boy of Keokuk. in the semifinals. Oakcs defeated Qucnlin Hill, DCS Moines clerk, in the other semifinal match. More than 1,500 persons attended the show. Francis Brouwer Gets 60 Points With Tutor Squad CEDAR FALLS--Francis Brouwer, Mason City, closed his third year on the Iowa State Teachers college basketball team with a total of 60 points in 16 games. The veteran forward earned his third letter as a varsity regular and again demonstrated his .ill-round value to Coach Arthur Dickinson by filling in at every position on the team. During his three years on the team Brouwer scored more than ISO points. This season he collected 20 field goals and 20 free throws. SOX IN SHAPE SARASOTA. Fla.--Owner Tom Yawkcy of the Red Sox likes the looks of his club. "It seems to be in fine physical condition and that starts right with Manager Cronin," he commented after watching Jimmie Foxx clout a few. BENGALS TO GET BONUS FOR FLAG Walter 0. Briggs Promises Extra Cash, Hopes to Coax Greenberg. L A K E L A N D , Fla.. CB--The world champion Detroit Tigers have been given an extra incentive to repent in the American league this year with the offcd by Owner Walter O. Briggs of a bonus--one of the biggest ever paid a baseball club--for a pennant. Observers believe the bonus plan was inaugurated to coax Hank Greenberg into the salary fold and to solve later salary problems. CUBS DIVIDED. AVALON, Cal.--Manager Charlie Grimm announced he will divide the Cub squad into two sections for the long exhibition schedule, with the "first year" taking only the customary pre-gamc batting and fielding workout. Longer sessions afield face the rest. Mason City Softball Sponsors Are Called Out for First Talks Mason City's Softball season will be officially under way next Tuesday night--even though it will be two months before a ball is thrown at the East park diamonds, AH managers, team sponsors, Y. M. C. A. league officials and umpires will attend a league meeting scheduled at 7:30 ne\t Tuesday evening in the Y. M. C. A. banquet room to plan the coming season. Lou Wolf,' chairman of the "Y" Softball committee, will be in charge of the meeting. MEN!--They're Here- Hundreds of New Arrivals SPRING TOPCOAT! Here You'll Find The City's Most Comprehensive Showing of Nationally Recognized Fine Clothes HUB Wonder-Value SUITS TOPCOATS When you see them you'll realize they're the last word in smartness. Suits of good looking tweeds, gabardines and worsteds. Topcoats to complement the suits in belled, half belt, and regular models. 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