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Joe Louis May Be Broke, , But Don't Be Quick to Condemn Phil Adler in the Kewanee, 111., Star-Courier points out the facts concerning Joe Louis' financial condition at the present time. A check reveals that the Brown Bomber is not only flat broke, but $100,000 in debt to Uncle Sam in the matter of income taxes, i "Joe, it seems, has been the victim of too many managers and much loose management; As long as he is in the army giving exhibition matches at training camps, the Bomber is ;*·; bullet-proof from bankruptcy, but his financial m worries weigh heavily on him," says the article. Well, the loose management part might be true enough, but as we recall it, Louis has been under the same management since he broke into the big money. His spectacular performance as an amateur attracted the attention of John Roxborough of Detroit, and when Louis decided to become a professional, lie went to Ro.xborough. The Detvoiter and his dose friend, Julian Black of Chicago, became co-managers. Their first official move was to hire Jack . (Chappie) Blackburn as teach Louis the ' fine points of boxing. In the long run, Blackburn . was as much responsible for the champion's fistic success as Joe w°ulu: have brought victory to the Mohawks Back in Action Friday, Saturday Nights himself. o * Blackburn was one of the ireatest defensive boxers of all time, and from 1990 to 1923 lost only two fights. However, all that is beside the point at the moment. There's no denying that Louis' finances went awry somewhere along the line. We don't think, however, that either Roxborough or Black had anything to do with the Bomber losing it. Perhaps they could have been a bit more careful and kept an eye on it for him, but we. don't think it fair to say that too many managers spoiled the broth. To us, it simply seems to be poor financial management on the champ's part. Lonis' total earnings up till the time he entered the army came to a staggering $2,227,859. He drew two million-dollar Kates, one against Max Baer Sept. 24.1935. and the other in the second fight with Max Schmelinc ,011 June 22. 1938. Of those gates. Joe received $217,337 from the Baer clash and $321,245 from the- second Schmcline. engagement. A n d now we find the champ broke and owing some $100,000 in in- Jufc Holy Family Drops 36-35 Cage Contest The Rock Falls basketball team avenged an early-season defeat at the hands of Holy Family at Rock Falls Wednesday night, sending 2 free throws through the net in the final seconds to gain a 36-35 victory. The Maroons came within a point of tying when, with only 2 seconds left in the same. Dick Berry was fouled and had Z charity tosses to tic up the battle. His first throw went through, but the second barely missed 1 its murk and Holy Family lost out. Ill fad. when the final tally was taken, the missed free throws come taxes. And as much as you care to call it poor business, we still aren't able to condemn the fellow. In his last fight he turned over his full purse of $147,000 to the navy relief society, and the next 'day enlisted in the army. He was u gentleman at all tunes, and modest. When he turned over his purse to the navy, it was not he who announced it. When an army offi- .cer suggested waiving the 13- week basic training period, permitting the fighter to be attached to the morale office in New York immediately, Louis himself turned it down. "I'd rather go to camp," he said. "I don't want anything to be done to embarrass me or the army." A suggested, way out is to' open a restaurant. Jack Dempsey reputedly m a d e more money out of his two eateries than he did out of all the years of his boxing career. Some of Louis' friends are planning on doing Just that up in Harlem. We're pretty sure it would make money, too. Maroons. Despite the fact that a .500 average, 4 of 8, was chalked up. the misses cost the game. Coach Father Kiefer's team put on "a second-period spurt to tie the game at halftiine, 17-17. Rock Falls jumped out ahead In the opening stanza to lead 9-3 at the end of that quarter, and also widened the intermission deadlock to 27.-23 at the end of the third period. It took a last-period rally to pull up again, and with 8 seconds remaining the count was knotted at 34-34. That last missed charity toss spelled defeat. Bud Frank and Joe McCaulcj tied for high-point honors with 13 points apiece, while Centei Yost poured in 23 for the winners Mason · City's' basketball team will snap out oi' a post- holiday schedule lull this weekend by'jumping into successive battles on Friday and Saturday nights in out of town contests. Friday Coach Bud Suter will take his charges to Charles City to face the Comets, and Saturday the Cardinal and Black *will make the longer jaunt southward to Des Moines for an engagement with East high. The Moliawks completed their holiday bill in grand style, whipping two highly-touted rivals. On Dec. 23 Waverly, which had not lost a game and had held opponents to a single field goal in two previous games, was dropped by the alert Mohawk attack. On the 28th came Marshall- lown, with four notches already climbed toward an unbeaten season. It climbed no higher, however, as once again Mason City came through. The double Christmas victories brought the Suter- men above the .500 mark with victories a n d . 2 losses. Charles City is of more or less North Iowa Basketball Klemme Downs Crystal Lake Klemme--Three games of basketball were played at the Klemme school. The first team pKiyed with the Crystal Lake first team in game Seven Eagle conference The score was 42 to 21 for Klemme; 21 to 6 at half, with 'homas high man for Klemme 'itli 20 points and Lounnrng high ian for Crystal Lake with 6 oints. The second team won 23 to 14. Score was 19 to 6 at the half. Kanawha grade boys came over nd played the Klemme grade boys. The score was 21 to 10 for Klemme and at the halt 13 to 4 or Klemme. Holy family Vega, t Frank. { McCauley. c Berry, v n Malaloni. K Jones, c Sheehy, g Totals Rock Falls Clt Huebncr, f . Hall, f Yost, c Moore, g .... Hobbit. B Ashland, f Totals (t o 0 7 .1 a f t 3 H Pf That, however, is not the way Louis would want it. A year or so ago the war department put the kibosh on a proposed return match between Louis and Conn, which would have put the Detroit Bomber out of the red, enabled him to have straightened out his arrears with the government. Because the light was not sanctioned, it drew many unkind words from the press of the nation. Frankly, we saw no harm whatsoever in it. It would have provided fuel for sports talk among G. I.'s everywhere, provided entertainment for the boxing fans, and most of all, would have helped the man who gave what could have been put into Sarner Will does play a tough schedule. The MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE ,, ,, ,, _ , Gianelli, College of Pacific; Elmer Jones, Franklin and Mai-shall; Alex Agase, Purdue; unknown quality, although it Pat Preston, Duke; Ralph Hey wood. U. S. C.; (rear), Angelo Bertelli, Notre Dame; John Cerro Gordo Comets, too, have been idle since the holiday lull, but have beeu drilling for the Mason City game. East high should prove a tough nut to crack. In that game, the Cardinal and Black will be shooting to stay at the top of the Big Seven conference, where it now stands by virtue of an early- season triumph over North high of Des Moines. Suter and Assistant" Coach Joe Rogers have been practicing daily with the Mohawks, and the combination that has started the last two or three games has been moving along impressively. That lineup has seen Art Wagner and Ike Zeigler at the forward positions, Verlyn Rutt at center with Bob Miller and Gus DiMarco manning the guard posts. That group presents just a single man from last year's squad-Miller. And on the entire squad Dick Bruits is the only other re- lurninsr man. Not much was cx- - ,. I peeled of the group so early in jtOndinQS [the season, but progress has been Podesto, College of Pacific; Tony Butkovich, Purdue, and Mickey McCardle, U. S. C. SAeet Bisons Garner -- Coach Sam Cataldo las announced that the Buffalo Center high school quintet will neet Garner in a conference tilt n the local gym on Tuesday evening, January 11. This was the game scheduled early in December which was canceled because of the flu at that time. The curtain-raiser will begin at 7:15 with the main scheduled for 8:30. On Friday evening of this week the Garner Cardinals will tangle with the strong Belmond quintet at Belmond. his'income tax to navy relief. It still isn't too late, and it would be nice to -see it come off in 1844. But however you feel about the matter, we refuse to place any blame upon the shoulders of a man who has done everything right in.his living and everyday relations with his fellow man. You cannot condemn him because he was not able to handle his finances properly. Let those who will find fault and laugh at him because he is bankrupt after earning huge sums o£ money have their fun. Evaluating a man for his money is something we refuse to have any part of. NAGURSKI WILL TRY WRESTLING International Falls, Minn., (U.R) --Bronko Nagurski, whose comeback in professional football helped the Chicago Bears regain their national . title, announced Thursday that he is coming out of retirement in wrestling, too. Nagurski has not wrestled since May, 1942, but he said: his football experience during the last few months convinced him he was "in as good shape as ever." He said COLLEGE BASKETBALL By The Associated Press Perm Stale 37. New York U,. 36 St. Joseph's 63, Philadelphia Navy Yard Marines 47 Pittsburgh 63. Carnegie Tech 33 Drew 75. Webb 30 Columbia 49. Stevens Tech 37 Cathedral College. (N. Y.) 42, Columbia Naval Officers 38 Cams Itis 33, Camp Cuktissair 29 · Curtis Bay Coast Guard 51, Ft. Belvoir 30 St. Francis 40. Cathedral (Brooklyn) 33 Boston Coast Guard 60, Camp Endicott 53 Pennsylvania 52. Princeton -5R St. John's 45, City College, New York 38 Yale 61. Camp Thomas 53 Camp Edward^. Ma^s,. 6D. Tufts 45 Hobart 70. Fort Ontario 21 Mulilenberj* 40. Swarllimore 23 DcPauw V-5 69, Wafcash 49 Camp EI]is.III. G2. Toledo U.. 31 Indiana State 51, Evansville 29 Mankato, Minn., Teachers 46, St. Olaf 36 Ohio Northern 44. BEufCton 27 Drake 48. Simpson 30 Peru. Ncbr., Teachers 47, Bruning Air Base 16 Hamlinc 51, River Falls, Wis., Teachers 40 Fort Leaven worth, Kans., 43, Washburn The Cevro Gordo Basketball conference has completed 18 games to date, with the following conference standing. The 7 town schools of Cexro Gordo county are included in the conference. The standings are complete as oE January 5th. AH schools play both girls and boys basketball. rapid under careful tutelage and greater results can be looked for as the campaign progresses. Srhnol IVoi Ventura 6 Swalcdnic ..,' ,. -4 Thornton Meservey Plymouth he would meet 33 Fort Benjamin Harrison 61. Anderson (Ind.) 34 Wichita, Kans- Cessna 23, Hutchinson Naval Air Station 24 Wichita Boeing 32. Wichita Beech 31 -Norfolk Naval Training Station 57, Qfrnp Peary 33 Virginia 39. North Carolina 36 West Virginia S3, West Virginia Tech Norfolk Naval Air Station 61. Duke 23 North Carolina Navy Pro-Flight G7, Maxton Army Air Base 39 Rice 43, Baylor 27 Texas «, Southwestern (Texas) 48 Bergstrom Field (Atislin, Tcxas 38. Kelly Field'37. Leahy Calls Notre Dame Great Team South Bend, Ind., (#)--Coach Frank Leahy of Noire Dame says that the Irish football team of 1943 ranked among the greatest college elevens of all time. Speaking at the 24th annual testimonial d i n n e r Wednesday night, the coach of the team rated No. 1 among the nation last year, said: v 'Of one thing I am certain. In my opinion no greater football team ever played on an intercollegiate gridiron than the Notre Dame team of last fall.' Coach Don Faurot of the Iowa .Seahawks, another speaker at the dinner, said the Irish. 1943 eleven was "probably the best in the history of football." Lieutenant Faurot also asserted that he believed the best grid coach in America was Frank Leahy, the 'Irish mentor. The Seahawks lost to Notre Dame by one point, one of the 9 teams defeated by the Irish in their 10 games. Fo^ the first time, the election of a grid captain for the next season was not announced at the banquet. Leahy said a captain probably will be elected lor each game next fall. Houston, Texas, next Tuesday. The Brpnk, who Paul Jones of at Minneapolis set all-time football records for the Bears in the span of years he ran his own interference through wary opposition lines, performed at tackle for the Bears during most of the last season, but shifted to fullback when a few games showed his 35 years had slowed him but little. "I'm not sure my wrestling comeback is permanent," he said, "but one thing is certain--I won't travel any farther than the Twin Cities for a match." Nagurski spends his non-athletic seasons running his farm here. GIRLS School Swalcdale Venture r, Plymouth .........2 Hock Falls 2 Rockwell '2 Mcscrvcy 1 Thornton .0 1.000 .607 .COO .mo .200 .1G7 .000 .600 .600 .201) .167 Conference games in the near future include Ihe following: Ventura at Meservey, Jan. 7. Hock Falls at Plymouth, Jan. 7. Plymouth at Rockwell, Jan. 11. Thornton at Rockwell, Jan. 14. Foley, Illini Guard, inters Active Service Fort Sheridan. III., (U.R)--Dick oley, freshman guard of the Uni- ersity of Illinois basketball team, ntered active service in the army Vednesday, arriving with a group f inductees from his home town, · · i s . 111. 31. C. WOMEN'S BOWLING LEAGUE Bojd Alleys Won . 1 Lost Z Hcrmanaons T«u" Si Awning High Single--O. Lcilh--172 High Scries--O. Lcith--146 Betsy Ross .T Lundbcrgs 0 High Sinslc--N. Hctland --163 High Scries--R. Ikcnbcrrv, F. Sanbcrs--432 Sweetheart Bread 3 Swifti . . 0 High Single--U Kasik--165 High Scries--L. Kasik--419 Hutchinsons 2 1 Phillips "G6" 1 2 High Single--B. Jones--135 High Series--B. Jones, L. Doiisherty--!73 Evening High Series-B. Jones, L. Dougherty--^173 B. Jones. L. Dougherty 473 Evening High Single-B. Jones 184 Hi|h Team Series-- Hulchinsons 2t9o WARNEKE MAY GO -Lon Hot Sprints, Ark., "Warneke is ready to give up Chunking baseballs at opposing batters for a while and start tossing "hand grenades at Hitler and Hirohito." The veteran Chicago Cubs' pitcher took his screening examination before his draft board here and disclosed that although he has not been reclassified I-A, he has notified the Cubs not to depend on him for spring training. GOLF LEAD TO HARRY BASSLER Los Angeles. (/P)--Medalist honors in the 512,500 Los Angeles golf championship were in the possession Thursday of Harry Basslcr. veteran professional o the local Fox Hills course, who fired a 72-70--142 Wednesday to top a field of 109 qualifiers. Bassler finished 2 under par fo: Fox Hills. This course, and Sunset Fields where the other half of the group was competing, were slowed by recent rains, and there were very few sub-par rounds. Scores of 15' or better were necessary at Fox Hills and 161 at Sunset Fields. Eddie Nowak of Los Angele finished second with 69-74--143 along with Amateur Bobby Ros berg of San Francisco, who hai 70-73. There was no action Thursda, but the qualifiers, plus 26 to ranking performers who were ex empt from competing Wedn v esda will start into the championshi round Friday at the Wilshire coun try club. Sulphuric acid will char pape: just as fire will. loxie Fruit Blasters Local 233 H. . H. BOWLING Men's LeBfue * Won 1st 2nd 3rd K.C. Tot. 0 999 733 666 12 1938 Hollett Likes Boston, Won't Go to Detroit Boston, U.R-- Bill (Flash) Hollett, declaring that "Boston is like home to me," Thursday threatened to quit hockey because the Bruin management traded him to the Detroit Red Wings for Defenseman Pat Egan. "I don't mind saying I am deeply hurt," Hollett said. "As long as I am able to play hockey, I want to play in Boston. I have been here 9 years, and it is like home to me." Hollett said he was going to his home at Clarkson, Ont., and would not report to the Red Wings in to at SPORTS ROUNDUP By HUGH FULLERTON New York, (IP)--On first thought it seemed that Branch Rickey must have been talking to prot the other major league basebal magnates--or else just -talkin 0 through his cigar smoke--when h suggested last week that pro foot ball might supplant baseball a our national game. . .. But on sec ond thought, why not? . .- . I hockey", another rough, toug game, can stretch out its seasoi from 22 games--which was considered the limit when the National league started in 1917 to 50 or more, the footballers ought to manage a B-months season. ... As for playing fields, a few · more touches of the big dough and the clubs should be able to build their own stadia. . . . In fact, some colleges (like Pitt, for instance) might be willing to sell their white elephants cheap. Dusty Ain't Rusty . . . The National league has acquired another colorful umpire in rotund Lynton (Dusty) Boggess, who will make his fifth trip to the majors next spring to call balls and strikes. . . . As a player, Dusty made 4 trips to the big leagues but admits he was there "only long enough for coffee." . . . The reason came out once when a Texas league rookie asked Boggess' advice on how to shake off a batting slump. Many Major Colleges May Resume Play New York, (U.R)--A possibility that several major colleges which suspended war time sports activities last year may return to competition in 1944 was indicated Thursday by members of the executive committee of the National Collegiate Athletic association. The committee is holding a session here which replaces the annual N. C. A. A. convention, suspended for the duration. Upon its recommendation last year a num- er of colleges which had con- idered suspending athletic pro- U'ains, carried them out success- ully. Similar recommendations to olleges which quit sports were xpected after this year's meeting. Philip O. Badger of New York Jniversity, president of the committee, said that a new chairman of the football rules committee vill be appointed Thursday to succeed the late Walter R. Oka- son. Dates "and sites for the annual . C. A- A. national tournaments n basketball track and other sports will be announced. Negro Loops to Carry On Until Majors Open Doors BOOKER WINS Oakland, Cal.. (/P)--Eddie Booker, 170, San Francisco, scored a technical knockout over Paul Hartnek, 179, Omaha, Nebr., in the sixth -round of a scheduled 10 round bout here. The color of ocean water far from land is an almost pure blue. Kansas City, Mo.. (U,R)--Until organized baseball finds a place for Negro players, they will continue to provide a high standard of the "great American spoil" for members of their race through the Negro Major leagues, .1. L. Wilkinson, co-owner of the Kansas City Monarchs, said Thursday. The Monarchs, for more than 15 years owe of the lop Negro teams of the country, arc going to carry through for the duration despite the fact that the draft has hit them as hard--if not harder-than any of the white clubs. Stressing that last year was the greatest In history at the ticket windows for Negro Maj o r l e a g u e teams, \Vilkin- son said all owners determined to keep the sport alive as an entertainment f e a- ture and morale builder, inasmuch as many other sports are r e s t r ictecl to e x c l u d e N e - groes. The Monarchs with their "mui derers' row" of heavy hitlers i the army and with 3 pitchei among those for whom the ser\ ice stars wave, still have a "ace" to send out on the moui: --Satchel Paige. Satchel Paigr Wilkinson said he wouldn't ·en venture n guess on Paige's ie. "I think and kinda hope (hat e is past 38 though," he said, with little of our hittuic power eft we arc going to have to epeud heavily on pitching and Id 'Salch' is about (he best there He recently returned from California where he has been itching during the fall. He's citing pretty careful and still an go the distance if he works illy once a week." Wilkinson said the Negro Majors would attempt to play heir regular 100 game season, divided into halves, with the win- lers ot the Western Negro American league meeting the Eastern gro National league winners for the "world's title." The problem of recruiting to fill vacancies caused by the draft is more difficult for the Negro clubs than the white majors, Wilkinson said. There are few semi-pro clubs playing now outside of the Avar plants and that was .where the Negro majors drew most of their talent. War plant players, of course, cannot leave their jobs to play professional ball. The "murderers' row" now In the army comprises James Green, catcher, Ted Strong, outfielder, and John O'Neil, first baseman, all .350 hitters. There was only one .350 hitter, Stan Musial ot the St. Louis Cardinals, in either of the white majors last season. INFLATION Makes You Pay More Than a Dollar for Every Dollar's Worth You Buy "57 822 747 GS 332E New York, where they were play the last place Rangers Madison Square day night. Garden Thurs- "Shucks. kid, J don't know," replied Dusty- "Just do what I did. Hetire after you've been in one for a dozen years." Onc-minutc Sports Page . . . Although Count Fleet twice won races at 1 to 20 odds last summer he wasn't the year's shortest- priced winner. On May 19 a h'oss named Indian Goods won at Victoria Park, Canada, and returned S2.05 for $2 or 1 to -50. ... Raymond Johnson, the cornerstone of the Nashville Tcnnessean sports dept., picked 5 football bowl winners in advance and folks are wondering if that's a record. . . . Charley Jones, Sammy Angotl's manager, wanted that Jan. 28 fuss with Beau Jack to be a title affair but was talked out of it. ... Mrs. Andy Kerr spent 4 · days of her visit to California for the East- West game searching stores for a pair of pajamas for Andy. . . . Wonder i£ the coach thought he "should of stood in bed?" Service Dcpl. . . . Lt. Comdr. George Tfalas, owner of the Bears, expects to go to sea within a few weeks. . . . Apparently lie wants to see mrfre action than the Redskins ga%'c his club. . . . In a recent letter from the south Pacific, Lt. (JG) A1C Vanderbilt asked the race track drumbeater, Dave Woods, to please send him some new socks because all he had were full of holes. AP Fealtres WILL THIS SCENE BE REPEATED?--This scene could happen again--in 1944--according to the word around Jacobs Beach (49th and Broadway, New York City, where the fight mob hangs its hat). In case you've forgotten, that's Joe Louis, world's heavyweight champ, on the left, signing to fight handsome Billy Conn, on the right. Of course the fellow in the middle couldn't be anyone else but Promoter Mike Jacobs. The last time the trio got together was in 1941 with Louis stopping Conn in the 13th after Billy had the better of the argument for 12 rounds. ARTHRITIS RHEUMATISM Dr. R. W. SHULTZ, D.O. 218-219-^20 first National Bank Bldg. BUT YOU CAN BUY TODAY DOLLARS AT 754 EACH by purchasing War Bonds You Pay only *75 for *1OO Bonds These savings will buy the home, the car, and clothes, and other things you'll want when the war is over. SAVE with WAR BONDS Now! TMi Spat* C*ntrifcut*d by TmO.HAIMIMEWHfCCO. Sf. Paul, Mhrufsota KKEWERS OF HAMM'S p ff BEER LISTEN TO "Preferred MeWiei," Won., Wed., fti., 6r5 T. W.; "Jy«- vilncit Newt." Tue»., 6:45 P. M.i "Night Coo" Thur.., 6:4J P. M. ond Sat., 7il3 P. M.-5totTon KXCl.

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