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BASKETBALL · ·· « · · · * · Two pages of sports news will be found in this issue. Turn to next page for stories of girls' basketball tourney and Master's golf meet. EASKETBALL · ·· . . . « « . Mason City basketball players given all-state honorable mention in list chosen by officials, sportswriters for Iowa Daily Press teams. FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 1934 OUT OF 9/AL MITCHELL^ Going'Way Back To Charley Stauffer, one of El- dbra's most ardent baseball fans, goes the credit for an account of one of the earlier North Iowa baseball games. Although the contest may not have been the first played In North Iowa, it was the first between Eldora and Iowa Falls, neighboring cities in Hardin county. » * * Stauffer assigns the game to 1853, but Iowa Falls folks think that it ·was played about 10 years later, from the names on the roster. And baseball was pretty young in 1853. * * * Each team had 10 players. The tenth was known as the basket op; In those days there was nothing behind the catcher but a 40 acre patch of prairie land, so someone had to run down the ball! The tenth player did that job beautifully. + * * The score has escaped mention thus far down this column . . it was a mere 105 to 62, favoring Iowa Falls. The game took 3 hours and 30 minutes to play, and each team ·was credited with 62 putouts. Someone whose memory goes back farther than mine will have to explain that. * * * At the same time, there might be an explanation of the ability of the batters to drive out 15 hoineruns, for Iowa Falls, and 6 of the same for Eldora. In addition, hits which were converted into circuits of.the bases were scored three times for Eldora and six for Iowa Falls. * * * Eldora's outfielders snagged 9 fly balls and Iowa Falls' only 4 daring the contest. Captain Patterson of Eldora and Capt. E. O. Soule of Iowa Falls headed the clubs for the contest. Soule was later an official of the Chicago, Bock Island and Pacific railway. * * * The fearless arbiter who "called 'em as he saw 'em" on that memorable afternoon .was Thomas C. George, and the scorers who wore off lead pencils setting down the 167 runs were W. H. Pool of Eldora and George W. Chapman of Iowa Falls. . * 3 * . A supper feted the Eldora ball players after the contest, which was played at Iowa Falls, the Western hotel being the center of the festivities. - * * * · - · · The lineups: Iowa Falls--Soule, pitcher; Fdlett, catcher; Paker, first ba««; Parmelee, second base; Holsing, third base; Griggs, shortstop; Garrison, backstop; Brainerd, left field; Hart, center field; Jones, right field. E1 d o r a--Conger, catcher; '. Campbell, second base; Wright, pitcher; Moir, shortstop; Davis, backstop; Westfall, first base; Patterson, third base; Beed, right field; Scott, center field; Devins, left field. * * * The players may not have batted in the order listed, but if they did the arrangement of batting orders has undergone a big change since the game was played at Iowa Falls There are few ball clubs today ·which list their batterymen in the leadoff positions and their outfielders 'way down in the hold. * * * The Eldora team won in a later North Iowa ball game, played with Steamboat Bock, by 89 to 59, after adding Pool, Carmody, and Smith to its roster. Captain Soule of Iowa Falls was the umpire of this contest. * * * North Iowa Bits As always, North lowans are going to play no small part in the formation of a varsity squad at Cedar Falls when the Iowa State Teachers baseball ' candidates assemble for spring work. For instance . . . Gordon Blanchard, Lonerock, freshman .last season; Dick Rollins, Fredericksburg southpaw . . . who has a deceptive hurling style that's poison to runners stray- Ing off the sacks . . . and was good for lour victories last year. * * * And in addition, Ray Smalling Janesville reserve catcher; Marshal Esslinger, Sheffield, freshman catcher; Don Blanchard, Lonerock letterman, three year veteran shortstop this season; Elliot Hutton, Charles City infielder, and John Champlin Iowa Falls, are also on hand. * * * A few days ago, C. H. Dwelle's story of Miss Adele M. Quinn, who coached basketball at Northwood before her long service with the Mason City schools began, told of Northwood's tournament contests in the CedaT Falls district meeting of X914. t * « From the Iowa City Press- Citizen's "Twenty Years Ago Today" of Wednesday, it's interesting to leant that Cedar Rapids finally won the state championship as it had the Cedar Falls tourney. The Parlor City team defeated Clinton at Iowa City by 28 to 23 in the final game. Clinton took the . second state ranking, and- Davenport and Corning placed third and fourth. The first two winners had also been the victors at Cedar Falls, so the plucky Northwood outfit had real opposition. IOWA DAILY PRESS HONORS CAGERS Vote of Officials Given in Selection; Editors Do Final Checking of Ballot Honorary Teams Will Be Annual Announcement of Iowa Daily Press Association; Big Task Accomplished by Papers. From a field of players which numbered at mid-season between 8,000 and 10,000 basketball players on more than 800 high schools in the state of Iowa, the Globe-Gazette in conjunction with 26 other member newspapers of the Iowa Daily Press association, announces in this issue three all-state teams ant a North Iowa honor roll. Seeking to choose the best available talent for its three honorary teams and the honor roll, the Iowa Daily Press asso ciation first canvassed the many officials who officiate games in every section of the state throughout the hardwood campaign; later the opinion of sports writers on member news papers were canvassed, and finally a committee of sports editors, representing all sections of the state, met at Waterloo and made the final decision. These honorary teams, named for' the first time by the Iowa Daily Press association, will become an annual event just as the selection of all-state football teams, named for the first time last fall, will be continued. It was a tremendous task to select the boys and place them on the respective teams, largely because the officials and newspaper experts seemed generally agreed that not in a number of years has such a wealth of prep basketball material been developed in Iowa. Again it was agreed, that not in many years had the competition been so equal and at such a high standard. Becord Was Guide. It was agreed, however, before any selections were made that the player's record over the entire season should be the guide in determining his qualifications rather than for any player's sensational play in the state tournament, staged at Cedar Falls, Iowa. To illustrate, Klingenborg, the brilliant George forward who single-handed led his team to victory in three state tournament games, is relegated to the honor roll on the all-state selections simply because his record over a season's play was not nearly so brilliant as that which he exhibited in the state championship series. In considering the nominations, of which there were more than 300, the record of the boys in regularly scheduled games and in tournaments was kept in mind; and also the record of the team on which the boy played was seriously considered in every case. Eight boys, three forwards, three guards, and two centers were named on each of the three honorary teams. Many Fine Forwards. Although the state's prep teams produced many fine forwards there was, strangely enough, but little argument that Dick Shaw of Council Bluffs (Abraham Lincoln), Wally Gaddis, sensational Dunkerton player, and Gerry Rosenberger of the championship East Sioux City quintet, deserved places on the first honorary all-state team. Shaw was the sparkplug of the Council Bluffs school's attack throughout a highly successful season, although the team did run afoul Clarinda in the district meet and thus fail to advance to the state final. Gaddis, who single-handed won the championship in 1933 for Dunkerton, the first class B school to win the title in the history of the meet, played even better basketball in the recent campaign, showing greater speed and scoring ability, and likewise, more endurance because of poundage added over the summer months. Gaddis is the only class B school player to make the first team. Rosenberger was high among the scorers in the championship quintet, and was a power on defense as well as offense for Coach Les Davis' team, which did not lose a game to an Iowa rival in the regular season or in the sectional, district and state tournaments. McMichael At Center. Marcellus McMichael, the brilliant Roosevelt, Des Moines, player was almost an unanimous selection for the center position. Concluding his fourth year on the Roosevelt team, McMichael has the unique record of playing in four state tournaments. To the mind of many coaches, he is the perfect basketball player and has given definite evidence of going far in faster competition once he has completed his prep work. The other center post of the first team was awarded to Roy Schiebel, Davenport pivot man, who had much to do with the success of Coach Paul Moon's team which captured the Mississippi Valley conference title and bowed only to Waterloo, West, during a difficult schedule. Davenport was eliminated from the state series in the second round by Burlington. Paul Grange, Waterloo West's high-scoring forward who led the 'Sippi conference in total points but who was shifted to guard by Coach Glen Strobridge late in the season when the team went into a terrific slump, was easily the standout choice for guard on the first team. Paul at the guard post prov- IN HONOR LIST Mason City high school was given recognition by the listing of four cagers in the all-state honorable mention group. Herbener, forward; Howard Stoecker, center, and Burns and Barr, guards, were the players named. The North Iowa honorable men- 1 tions will be found elsewhere on this page. ed invaluable to getting the fame: West fast break underway an. those who witnessed his ball hand ling exhibitions in the state tourna ment will not soon forget it, espe cially against Roosevelt high in th second round and in the final gam with. East Sioux City. The other tw guard posts went to Leonard Van Rooyan of the championship team and Kenneth Suesens, Burlington ace, who topped a career in th state tournament with an exhibitior of defensive play against Davenpor that will rank with the greatest ir that series of contests. Second Team Strong. While there is little room for ar gument that the boys on the firs team are entitled to their places b all the measuring sticks, the boy on the second team in most case were given serious consideration fo first team berths, but final ballotin and discussion developed the genen opinion that th« boys given firs team posts had slight edges. Pit th teams against one another, however and the difference may be ver slight indeed. Elmer Bratten, who scored 5 points in the state tournament fo Waterloo West, gets the first sec ond team forward post, while Bush nell Lamb of Newton, and Clyd Dobbs of Charles City, complete th forward assignments. Dean Hold man, another of Dunkerton's ou: standing players, is assigned a cen ter position on the second team along with Floyd DeHeer of Oska loosa, who incidentally was one o the high scorers in Iowa high schoo basketball the past season. Kennet Thompson of Marshalltown, Jame Miller of Roosevelt, Des Moines, an Joe Van Ysseldyk of Muscatini were awarded the guard positions. Power In Third String. Even the third team, the critic believe, would be almost equal i strength to the first and secon quintets. Jack Lee of Burlington Nile Kinnick of Adel and Rober Blahnik of Washington, Cedar Rap ids, were honored at the forwar positions. Noble Johnson of Clarin da, and Leonard Hall of Toledo, re ceived the nod at center. John Le of Sac City, Arnold Kessler of D agonal, another class B tourney win ner, and Harold Carter of Moun Pleasant, were assigned the guar positions. In addition to the 24 boys name on the first, second and third team the Iowa Daily Press association a so announces an honor roll, whic includes all boys who were cand dates for the positions on the tire all-state teams. Following the poll of the official over the state, the information was assembled at Waterloo, and aft the state tournament a committe of sports writers met at Waterlo and made the final selecions. Rudd to Close Season in Trio of Rockford Game RUDD, March 23.--Friday ev ning, March 23, the Rudd Indepen ent basketball teams will all pla a tripleheader at the Rockfor school gymnasium. The games sta at 6:45, when the Rudd girls' tea will play the Rockford girls. Fo lowing this the Rudd Plowboys w: battle with the Rockford Cubs. As finisher for the evening, the Rocl ford Independents will go into a tion against the Review Aces. Th promises to be a full evening i sport and will close the season fi all six teams; Americanism: Proving that in land waterways aren't used enoug ot pay expenses; planning to sin a billion more to please the folk back home.--Davenport Times. Thumbnail Sketches Tell of First String Cagers IOWA'S BEST HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL PLAYERS SHAW BEST EVER DEVELOPED, SAY BLUFFS' EXPERTS laddis Ranked Highest Since Days of "Buzz" Hogattin High School Lists. Here arc the personalities of owa's best high school basketball layers of this season. The thumb- ail sketches concern each member f the first team chosen by the Iowa Jaily Press association, of which he Globe-Gazette is a member. DICK SHAW, Abe Lincoln, Coun- il Bluffs: Dick Shaw, stellar for- vard on Coach William K. Lay- and's Abraham Lincoln high school basketball squad at Council Bluffs, MILLER KEGLER FIVE IS VICTOR Take Sweep Over Cleaners, Go to Third Standing in City League. FRIDAY GAMES 1 O'clock Joe Daniels' Goodyears vs. Wagner Coal, 1 and 2. Globe-Gazette vs. Budweiser, 3 and 4. . -9:15 O'CIock Northern Oilers vs. Lyons Cleaners, 1 and 2. Betsy Ross vs. A. M. Schanke and company, 3 and 4. The fast Miller's High Life outfit took three straight from the Lyons Cleaners in Thursday night's City league bowling, to go into third position in the loop. The Pabst Blue Ribbons fell down one notch, taking a two-of-three beating from Henkel's Ready-Mix. Schmidt's City Club won three from Hugh Davey and Son, while Green Mill won two from the Gallagher Poutiacs, losing the first game to the automen. George Squiers of the Millers took the individual honors with 244 in the singles but C. B. Swafford got 621 for the high series, Squiers taking 614. Three 1,000's, two 600's, and fourteen 200's were registered. The games of Friday night marked the end of the double schedule. Secretary Hans G. Pusch expressed appreciation of the cooperation shown by members in playing the extra contests of this season. Players-3. Gashel . H. Kcmley L. Sweesy H. Hansen HCGH DAVEY AND SON 1st . . 147 .. 147 .. 1G3 .. 204 L. Moe 177 Actual Pins.. 838 Handicap ... 56 Total Pins 834 2nd 3rd Total Av. 19G 178 521 174 184 164 495 · 165 159 181 188 1.18 187 126 180 171 477 B42 535 819 3570 857 56 168 56 875 2738 913 Player* F. Sclimldt . T. Clausen . W. Howard 3. Ryan ... W. Weber . SCHMIDT'S CITY CI. 1st 161 210 134 172 197 174 163 161 3rd 170 136 156 1C8 233 Total 528 520 455 501 577 Actual Pins.. 816 902 8I3 2381 860 Handicap ... 82 82 82 246 82 total Fins 898 984 945 2827 942 Players GREEN MILL CAFE C. Gnoqerson.. 129 F. Ryan ..... 169 B. Krall ..... 158 M. Hlley ..... 148 A. Gerard .... 159 1st 2nd 3rd Total Av. 180 149 189 132 236 136 159 179 156 J44 465 477 526 43B 539 I. D. P. A. ALL-STATE HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL TEAMS FIRST TEAM Position Forward Forward Forward Center Center Guard Guard Guard Forward Forward Forward Center Center Guard Guard Guard Forward Forward Forward Center Center Guard Guard Guard Name Dick Shaw Wally Gaddis Gerry Rosenberger Marcellus McMichael Roy Schiebel Paul Grange Leonard Van Rooyan Kenneth Suesens "SECOND Elmer Bratten Bushnell Lamb Clyde Dobbs Dean Holdiman Floyd De Heer Kenneth Thompson Jim Miller Joe Van Ysseldyk School Council Bluffs (Abe Lincoln) Dunkerton Sioux City (East) Des Moines (Roosevelt) Davenport Waterloo (West) Sioux City (East) Burlington TEAM' " : ' Waterloo (West) Newton Charles City Dunkerton Oskaloosa Marshalltown Des Moines (Roosevelt) Muscatine THIRD TEAM Jack Lee Nile Kinnick Robert Blahnik Noble Johnson Leonard Hall John Lee Arnold Kessler Harold Carter Burlington Adel Cedar Rapids (Washington) Clarinda Toledo Sac City Diagonal Mount Pleasant NORTH IOWA HONORABLE MENTION FORWARDS Luther, Oelwein; Nordaker, Soldier; Fronk, Spirit Lake; Goecke, Estherville; Gaddis, Wayne, Dunkerton; H. Eiffler, Elma; Cassell, Plover; Gaud, Ft. Dodge; Herbener, Mason City; Kelleher, Postville; Shay : Oelwein; Borst, Spencer; Jim Lane, Clear Lake. GUARDS Sellstrom, Algona; Burns, Mason City; Towle, Hampton; Tate, Elma; Walters, Arnolds Park; Cunningham, Orange (consolidated) Wiers, Waverly; Burnett, Charles City; Wheeler, Oelwein; Elliot, Aplington; W. McCall, Eldora; Barr, Mason City. CENTERS Soballe, Eldora; Kraai, Orange City; Cretzmeyer, Algoua; Bob Wasem, Ft. Dodge; Firkin, Plover; Stoecker, Mason City. GOLDEN MILLER WINS NATIONAL 200,000 Witness 96th Race at Aintree as Favored Horse Is Victor. AINTREE March 23. UK--Doro thy Paget's Golden Miller, the fa vorite, today won the ninety-sixth running of the grand national be 'ore a crowd of 200,000. J. B. Snow's America owned De laneige was second and Thomond IT owned by John Hay Whitney of New York, third in the field of 30. Coming from behind on the las turn around the course, Golden Mil ler, held at the odds of 19 to 2, gav the favorite players their first vie tory in many years. Delaneige an Thomond II also were well backed The victory had an Americar tinge as Miss Paget is a cousin o John Hay Whitney and C. V. Whit ney. Two of the other Americar horses, M. D. Blair's Prince Cherrj and F. Ambrose Clark's Sorley Boy dropped out early in the race. Princ Cherry pulled up while Sorley Boy fell. W. Parsonage's Fobra, long sho winner of the 1932 running, wa fourth. Golden Miller and Delaneige tool the final jump, 300 yards from th finish, together but in the fina drive the favorite quickly pulle away as Jockey Wilson applied th batt. DOBBS ON SECONDS Clyde Bonus, second team forward, Charles City: Dobbs has served as acting captain and has been one of the leading scorers on the evenly-balanced Charles City team which won the North- cast Iowa conference championship, the New Hampton sectional and in district III. He played a forward position and scored most of his points on his ability to elude his guard and go in for setups, or to count on a pivot shot. Dobbs was also a football end of some ability, having been picked on the Iowa Daily Press association second team last fall, and is expected to develop into a first- class low hurdler and member of the mile relay team this spring. is considered one of the finest offensive men ever developed at this school in its many years of outstanding cage play. Shaw established a new scoring record for schools in the Intercity association (Council Bluffs and Omaha) by tossing in 275 points during the season for an average of more than 16 points a game. He's a senior, 18 years of age, a splendid student, . ber of tie football team. He stands 5 feet 8 inches. His ability to sink shots from any part of the court is almost uncanny. Throughout the season two guards have been assigned to stop him with no success. V/as a first all-state forward in 1932-33. His defensive work is all that can be expected from a forward. He was the only veteran returning from the near-championship team of a year ago. Wally Gaddis Dunkerton. Ranked by experts as the most sensational Iowa high school basketball player since Ralph "Buzz" Hogau appeared on the Osage high school team in 3923. Wally Gaddis, brilliant Dunk erton forward, earned undisputed right to all-state honors even though his team was humbled by a little class B team from Geneseo in the district finals. More mature and more clever than when he led his team to the state title in 1933, Gad- (Tiim to Face 10, Column 3) H. YVollfee ... 234 193 101 588 Ii)6 I. Bell 112 108 194 034 ITS Actual Tins.. 906 Handicap ... 68 832 66 854 2592 66 198 864 60 Total Pins , 973 898 9ZO 2790 930 Players-F. Wall .. G. Walsh .. L. Uavey . G. Squlcrs C. Collins . MILLER'S HIGH MFE 1st 215 172 173 244 183 Actual Pins.. 087 Handicap ... 25 180 Jfi5 191 8,U 25 3rd 387 157 181 179 Total 557 .109 519 614 554 915 2753 23 75 Av. 181! 170 173 B05 1B5 918 2.1 Actual Pins.. 763 886 804 2443 814 Handicap ... 116 116 116 348 llr, Total Pins .... 879 1002 9ZO 2791 830 Players-R. Johnson C. Keccrt .. M. Firm ... R. Stevens GALLAGHER'S PONTIACS 1st . 155 . 203 . 151 132 I. Elstad 173 2nd 169 170 134 19S 212 3rd Total Av. 192 516 172 Actual Pins.. 834 883 Handicap ... 72 72 1R9 562 168 453 145 495 144 629 838 2555 72 216 Total Pins ....90(1 935 910 2771 924 HENKEL'S BEADV MIX Players-- 1st C. Svrnfford .. 215 W. Wlleox T. Knimholz .. W. Strom R. Bey Actual Pins. Handicap ... Total Pins ... 170 157 138 175 855 20 2nd 182 184 193 220 1004 20 3rd 181 193 174 169 185 902 20 Total 611 515 515 500 580 2761 60 . 873 1024 922 2821 940 PABST BLTT. RIBBON Playen-- 1st 2nd 3rd Total Av. H. Hanson ... 1.19 169 171 509 170 A. Hanson ... 180 184 156 5JO U3 A. Reuse 131 118 T72 441 147 Total Plus ....1012 876 940 2828 943 LYONS CLEANERS 1st 2nd 3rd Total Av. 191 136 187 C14 Players- W. Lyons R. Lyons B. Hocan O. Here C. Lyons 163 141 159 182 1T9 150 174 127 ]80 193 136 146 522 490 469 455 Actual Pins.. 836 772 842 2450 817 Handicap ... 55 55 55 16.1 55 Total Pins 891 827 897 2B15 872 Shields, Stoefen Sweep Series With French Aces NEW YORK, March 23. iP--The two players who may carry on for the United States in the Davis cup singles this summer, Frank Shields and Lester Stoefen, have completed a clean sweep for America in the international indoor tennis series with France, With the series already clinched as a result of Tuesday and Wednesday's play, Shields mopped up Merlin, 7-5, 7-5, 6-1, and Stoefen outfought the veteran basque, Jean Borotra, 16-14, 6-4, 9-7, in the last two singles matches of the series last night. Elma Plans Drills on Basketball for Early Spring; One Vet Back ELMA, March 23.--While waiting for the weather to moderate before baseball practice gets under full swing the 1935 edition of the Elma high school basketball team is taking a few workouts. The short post season practice will be ended by a game between the '35 team and the five lettermen who will graduate this year. Only one letterman will be back next year. Those who will graduate are Capt. V. Frank, Weers. guards; Schroeder, center, and the Eiffler boys, regular forwards. Tatc, the only remaining member of the team for next year, will lead his mates in the practice session. Eighth graders who will be candidates for the team next year will get in on the spring training. The '35 squad will probably be bigger in pounds than this year's team. Four freshmen, all coming close to the six foot mark, will bid for jobs, in addition to Schroeder, reserve center. Cook, Garmen and Cummings, reserve forwards. NCA Wrestling Under Way. ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 23. kT)--With more than 100 amateur wrestlers entered from 28 schools, the national collegiate wrestlir;j tournament began today at the Uni vcrsity of Michigan. 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