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KANSAS TAKES SECOND MAJOR SPORT TITLE -JD STRATEGIST HINKS BASEBALL IS "REAL SPORT" Warner of Football History Says He Should Have ... Stayed on Diamond. By RUSSELL J. NEWLAND PALO ALTO, Cal., Feb. 25. #-Glenn Scobey Warner, at 60, is one of football's greatest strategists. His teams have made gridiron history, but he thinks he should have stuck to baseball. For it was baseball--not the game to .which he has contributed so brilliantly--that gave him his greatest thrill. That came the time he caught his first ball game, at Springville, N. Y., in the late eighties. He got two hits. _ Forces Rule Changes. . The rules of football have been changed time and again because of his creative genius. He brot out the Hidden ball trick In 1897. Rules were changed to meet the emergency. Then he sewed halves of cheap footballs on the players' jersies. More rule changes. He introduced the football crouch He gave the game the wing back formation, also the unbalanced backfield. He originated the screened pass, devised the solid thigh pads; improved shoulder pads, remodeled many other appliances. Yet none of his football achievements give him more satisfaction than telling of the time he was heavyweight boxing champion at Cornell. He will stop in the middle of a street to demonstrate his corkscrew punch. It won him the title. Nicknamed "Butter." As a boy, his playmates nicknamed him "Butter." He looked like a mound of'hay. To keep from working, he went to college. His dad gave him a hundred dollars, tuition fee then at Cdr- i nell. He got to New York and went / to the horse races at Saratoga. The bookmakers pocketed his 5100. He V borrowed another century note and lost it playing poker. Persuaded ;! Cornell authorities to let him enter ·i on deferred payments. Worked as a \\ waiter and painted and sold plc- V tures of sunsets, trees, cows, and what not to pay the tuition. He played guard for Cornell. Teammates hung the moniker "Pop" on him. He looked like an old .i.man. Didn't set the football world Alon fire but was-cap tain'and coach jhin his last year--1892. Graduated in fijaw. Practiced..* few inonths. StarL- Oed coaching' at*' 1 'Ames" college in 1893. Switched to Georgia the sama season. Then to Cornell; over to -Carlisle; back to Cornell; again to Carlisle; to Pittsburgh; then Stan- SV ford. Sfc) Works in Garage. « '""'·' He has a fine home in Palo Alto ) but spends most of his time in a -j, i workshop in his garage. Always |'i figuring out football plays. £·', He would rather tinker than eat jv \Buys up old automobiles so he can Si ^fix them. Has three rattle trap vet- jSi'erans. Will walk a couple of blocks ;,'. -"(anytime to take a clock to pieces. j Loves golf but claims the club- BE-GAZETTE RTS MASON CITY, IOWA, FEBRUARY 25 1931 VEENKER NAMED IOWA STATE GRID COACH MICHIGAN'S GAGE COACH APPOINTED FOR VACANT JOB T. N. Metcalf, Director of · Athletics, Announces Change. AMES, Feb. 24. W--George F. Veenkar, y assistant football coach and head basketball coach at the University of Michigan, has been appointed head football coach at Iowa State college, T. N. Metcalf, director of athletics, announced today. Veenker succeeds Noel Workmafl, who announced his resignation Jast fall after the Cyclones had won' only one gaine in two seasons. More than 175 applicants were interviewed, Metcalf said, before Veenker was chosen. Veenker will assume his new post March 11, two days after the close of the Michigan basketball season. He plans to start spring grid practice the following day. IT'S BASEBALL TIME--DOWN IN DIXIE! Here's 1881 baseball training camp map--showing location of IH major league spring practice- sites. e | makers don't know their · business.' Made his own set. The shafts fit into the middle of the head rather than in the back. Says this makes for "perfect golf." But he shoots in the 90s,. i , Try to hook him on a nickle bet and he'll use virile language. But he gives away two or three hundred dollars at a time to needy friends. Is Director of a. Bank. He is a director in a bank here. When his associates want him for a heavy financial conference they usually have to root him out o£ the workshop. Hasn't the slightest idea how much money he is worth. Mra. Warner tends to the finances. Another hobby is painting. His house is full of his own works of art. WEATHER CLEARS FOR MIAMI BOUT Risko-Walker B o u t May Have Bearing on Carnera Fight. By ALAN GOULD MIAMI, Fla., Feb. 25- UP-Weather permitting, "Pa" Stribling hoped to marshal his fistic forces Wednesday night for a heavyweight show topped by a 10- round bout between Mickey Walker, middleweight champion, and Johnny Risko of Cleveland. vThe card; .arranged as the first of two passible carnivals of sock In Miami, was postponed. The prospects were for clearing this afternoon and. favorable atmosphere for the evening. Prospects Bright. Promoter Stribling hoped to go over his "top" of a $50,000 gate for the show, which will include exhibitions by the forthcoming heavyweight title rivals, Max Schmellng and W. L. (Young) Stribling. The fate of the Risko-Walker bout, artistically as well as financially, may have a bearing on plans for the second show March 5 when Primo Camera is slated to meet Jimmy Maloney- of Boston at 10 rounds under the direction of Frank J. Bruen, general manager of the Miami racing association. May Re-Vamp Show. Despite Bruen's insistence that the show would go on, with Camera playing the feature role in defiance of a cracked rib, the feellngi has persisted that it either will be revamped or called off altogether. The latest report was that Walker, if he beats Risko again, wouk be asked to substitute for Camera Little Change in Ban . Johnson's Condition ST. LOUIS, Mo., Feb. 25. (5 1 ) -- Little change in the condition of Ban Johnson, former head of the American league, was found by his physician today. The illness of the for- "Navy Bill" Gives Ideas of His Game Says Shift in Grid Sport Is Waste of Time. BERKELEY, Cal., Feb. 25. W. A. "Navy Bill" Ingram, New football coach at the University of California, has disclosed what he plans to do on western gridirons and added a bit of information about the east. He arrived here last night. Ingram, characterised the shift system as a waste of money. "When a team shifts," he explained, "the opposing team can shift along with it. Then, where doea the deception come in?" Ingram said he probably would get deception into the California team's play by "well conceived and- well-timed" attacks. Re-conceived plans of attack are worthless, he added, saying games won in the playing. Ingram stressed the need of morale in a winning team. LUTHER DEFEATS PEACOCKS 45-23 DECORAH, Feb. 25. Norsemen of -Luther had another basketball victory marked in thei record book Wednesday over "Upper Iowa. Luther overwhelmed the Peacocks by a 45 to 23 score last night Altho Upper Iowa led by on point after 10 minutes of play, th Norsemen were ahead 16 to 8 at th half. Ritland, Luther forward, was high point man. with 12 points. By WILLIAM RITT Central Press Sports Editor SPRING IS HERE! Tho the red-vested robin hides lis small, pert head and the first Bright green blades of grass continue their sleep In seedling beds-spring is here! The sign is unmistakable--the big league ball clubs have gone south! Once more the soft Dixie sunshine is shot thru with arching baseballs, once more a nervous band of rookies' fidgets on the bench and once more Old Man Worry paints his furrows on the troubled brows of big league managers. That romantic prelude to the annual baseball drama, the spring training season, is with us again. Tho the training season sees great managers gearing their pennant machines for summer battle and high-priced stars whipping themselves in condition for further epic deeds the spotlight will be brightest on that scattered group of several hundred awkward, red- necked, desperate young men--the rookies. Thrown into baseball's giant spring crucible which spans the con-* tinent from Florida's eastern tip to' a small island beyond the golden state, each rookie struggles against great odds to work out his own destiny, to gain and retain a big league job, the first step on the road to baseball immortality. From a wind-swept Kansas farm, from big city corner lots, from col-' lege campus and tiny minor league, from almost every corner of the United States these prospects have been plucked, all with the same hope, few, perhaps none, to see it come true. Tho a hundred fail, if but one recruit develops into a brilliant star of the stature of a Ruth, a Cohb or a Mathewson, a million fans will be satisfied. The 1931 training season will have proven a great success. There Is the romance of the camps, that's why the training season attains such importance in the public mind. Somewhere in Dixie today may be the greatest ball player of all time, a super star disguised as a blushing, half- frightened recruit, pop-eyed with admiration of the regulars and scared to death of the big boas. Cochran and Hoppe Tied in Tourney Lead Billiard Play With No Defeats and 2 Wins. NEW YORK, Feb. 25. M')--Willie Hoppe of New York and Welker Cochran o£ Hollywood were in a tta for first place in the international 18.2 baikline billiards tournament today wtih two victories and no defeats. The other participants, Kln- rey Matsuyamo. and Eric Hageu- lacher, had lost two games each. Hoppe last night complied an average of 50 in downing Matsuyama, 400 to 143 in eight inning:; Cochran easily beat Hagenlacher in the afternoon match, 400 to 148. North Iowa All Semipro Teams North Iowa All-Semipro teams as selected by Globe-Gazette from the play witnessed in the semipro tournament held,at the Y. M. C. A. FIRST TEAM Brouwer, Canvas Company F B. Witter, Clear Lake Vagabonds F Connelly, Canvas Company C Deemer, Swea City Cardinals G A. Delm, Swea City Cardinals G SECOND TEAM Ringer, St. Ansgar G. Doim, Sweii City Cnrdlnuls R. McMUlin, St. Ansgur L. Huhn, Charles City Flnluyson, Canvas Company Honorable Mention: Auchenpauch, Clear Lake; Peterson and S. Kmitson, Swea City; Goodell, Hnnlontown; Miller, Grafton; Klemcs- rud, Hogan, Ahrens and Penney, Osage; Prieni and Heard, St, Ansgar; Trout and Ileoksteln Mitchell; Dorsey and Hodson, Kock Falls; M. O. Hall, Hanltontown; Rodberg, Fertile; Blerkel and Ford, Grnf- ton; Dick and~Stoek, Coca Cola; Mitchell, Rockford; Hublmrd, Cim- vas Company; Abbaa, F. Pruisman and Woods, Kunawha; "Swede." Kricger, Now Hnmpton; Grimsley, Lennan and Sutherland, Diamond Bread: Malek, Hayfleld; E. Halm, Charles City. FAKTOR'S BAKERS BEAT CAFE TEAM WITH 3 STRAIGHT Globe-Gazette Takes Pair of Games From Decker Quintet. Wednesday's Schedule. International Harvester company vs. Ideal Sand and Gravel on alleys 1 and 2 at 7:45. Northwestern Status Port- Innd Cement plant vs. Kcal Slllc Hosiery on alloys 3 and 4 at 7:45. The" Faktor Bakery five downed the Allen Cafe team of Charles City in three games straight and the Globe-Gazette won two out of three from the Deckers' lowanas in Tuesday night's bowling in the city league. Dunton was high all around with 223 for a nigh single and 569 for a three game total. F. Young won the tlieater tickets with 037. J AYHAWKERS WIN BIG SIX HONORS IN 32-30 CLASH Huskers Nosed Out in Final * Count as Sub Forward Clinches Tilt. I KANSAS CITY, Feb. 25. (fl 1 )--Thai University of Kansas Wednesday was credited with its second major sports triumph of the collegiate yenr--the Big Six conference basketball championship. The title went into the hands of the Jayhawkets last night at Lincoln when the Kansas Aggies nosed out Nebraska, 32 to 30, leaving tha huskers without'a chance to overtake their feathered rivals who won, the conference football championship last fall. Coincidentally the Kansana clinched both titles whila not actually engaged in play, a tie between Missouri and Oklahoma Thanksgiving day giving K. U. th«i grid title. The Lincoln tussle, which placed the opposing quintets in a tie for second place, opened with the Ag- gies taking a commanding lead which they had stretched to 19 to 11 by halftime. The second stanza, however, was a different story for the Huskers, led by McLay and. Hokuf, rallied, overtook the visitors and all but finished the period in a dead heat. A one-handed under- baskct shot by Vohs, a sub forward, clinched the contest for the Kan- GLOBE-GAZETTE. Carle 152 199 199 550 Whalen 17G 190 199 565 Sweeney 157 181 150 498 Dusold 148 171 165 484 Mull'an ;,.140 198 139 477 Handicap 72 72 72 216 Totals 845 1011 934 2790 DECKER'S IOWANAS MacDonakl 170 150 146 Gashel 181 174 180 Snook 149 180 177 Swafford 188 212 167 Bachman 153 168 173 Handicap 27 27 27 Totals 868 917 8702655 472 535 506 5S7 494 81 FAKTOU BAKERY T. Faktor 183 ISO 188 Krumbholz 161 178 154 521 493 547 486 E69 210 BEATEN IN FINAL TILT BY 29 TO 3 Elvesther Stars in Close Defensive Play to Complete Year. PLYMOUTH, Feb. 20.--Plymouth defeated Hanlontown at Plymouth Tuesday evening in a one sidecl game o£ 29 to 3 that gave Plymouth the undisputed claim to the Cerro Worth title. Plymouth has had 9 victories for the season and 1 defeat The Plymouth defense worked especially well. The visitors had but one field goal. Elvesther was outstanding with his guarding ns Plymouth held the Hanlontown five scoreless with a 13 to 0 count at the half. Young 178 1S2 187 M. Faktor 138 191 157 Dunton 179 169 223 Handicap 70 70 70 Totals 909 938 9792826 ALLEN CAFE Dobbs 170 179 181 530 Weber ..169 125 145 439 West 140 171 174 494 Hlllier 161 175 1B2 508 Thorn 175 173 172 520 Handicap 35 35 35 105 Totals 859 858 8692586 Quintets to Meet in Return Game at St. Joseph Gymnasium. The Johawks of St. Joseph were scheduled with the Holy Family for a return clash at the St. Joseph hall nt 8:30 Friday evening. The Holy Family five has beaten the Johawks already this year but the return game Is expected to be closer all around than the initial clash. Reverses Early Defeat by Nosing Out Hilltoppers 21 to 17. 1 GRINNELL, Feb. 25. (/R--Grin. 1 nell college cagers last night reversed an early defeat by Marquette university of Milwaukee by nosing out the Hilltoppers 21 to 17 in. a furious finish. The visitors held the lead until he final eight minutes when the eadly shooting of Ruff and Duncan rased the MarquetLe advantage. Budrunas was the scoring ace for iTarquette and is expected to play a imilar role as his team continues ts invasion of the Missouri valley against Creighton. '' Summary: I .-· T*fDKTTE--17 FG FT PF Ir.;iIi£uH, f o 1 1 5mntmich, f - o 0 0 lijdriinns, c 2 7 o ' f f . K 0 3 1 pIcy, g- l o 3 Conzunt, g-f o 0 2 To tula ....3 11 7 KINNELL--21 tuff, f 2 1 4 Jnnoan, f-c 5 o 1 Jllrieli, f 1 o tumplmsy, c 0 0 roary, g 0 o )ougl:is, g 1 a LOS ANGELES--Ernie Schaaf. Boston, outpointed Dynamite Jackson, Los Angeles, (10). OFFICIAL AMERICAN LEAGUE SCHEDULE, 1931 CHICAGO mer baseball czar ious this morning. continued ser- Professor Einstein announces that "there is no hitching post in the universe, as far. as ^we know." The triumphal progress of the motor car. --Arkansas Gazette. ST. LOUIS DETROIT BOYD BOWLING CO. 201/,-21 V, East State OMPT CORA COAL d?7 nn p«r ton at « p / * U U cash PHONE ''888 Fireside Fuel Co. CLEVELAND WASHINGTON PHILADELPHIA NEW YORK BOSTON AT HOME AT CHICAGO READ April 30, May 1, 2, 3 May 29, 30, 30, 31 Aug. 6, 8, 9 April 26, 27, 28, 29 May 26, 27, 28 Sept. 3, 4, 5, 6 April 22, 23, 24, 25 July 8, 9, 11, 12 Aug. 31, Sept. 1, 2 May 19, 20, 21 June 26, 27, 28, 29 Aug. 11, 12, 13, 14 May 12, 13, 14 June 19, 20, 21, 22 Aug. 19, 20, 21, 22 May 8, 9, 10, 11 June 23, 24, 25 Aug. 23, 24, 25, 26 ST. LOUIS April 19, 20, 21 July 4, 4, 5, 6 Sept. 24, 25, 26, 27 THE April 14, 15, 16, 18 May 22, 23, 24, 25 Aug. 31, Sept. 1, 2 May 4. 5, 6, 7 Aug. 1, 2, 3, 4 Sept. 3, 5, 6 May 15. 16, 17, 18 June 30, July 1, 2 Aug. 15, 16, 17, 18 May 8, 9, 10, 11 June 23, 24, 25 Aug. 23, 24, 25, 28 May 12, 13, 14 June 19, 20, 21, 22 Aug. 19, 20, 21, 22 May 15, 16, 17, 18 June 30, July 1, 2 Aug. 15, 16, 17, 18 12 Saturdays 12 Sundays Decoration day Conflicts, May 31 and Sept. 6 May 19, 20, 21 June 28, 27, 28, 29 Aug. 11, 12, 13, 14 12 Saturdays 12 Sundays July 4 AT DETROIT May 4, 5, 6, 7 Aug. 1, 2, 3, 4 Aug. 27, 20, 30 AT CLEVELAND April 22, 23, 24, 25 July 8, 0. 11, 12 Sept. 7, 7. 8 GLOBE- April 30, May 1, 2, 3 May 29, 30, 30, 31 July 5 Aug. 5, 6 May 8, 9, 10, 11 June 23, 24, 25 Aug. 23, 24, 25, 26 May 19, 20, 21 June T June 26, 27, 28, 29 Aug. 11, 12, 13 May 15, 16, 17, 18 June 30, July 1, 2 Aug. 15, 16, 17, 18 May 12, 13, 14 June 19, 20, 21, 22 Aug. 19, 20, 21, 22 12 Saturdays 13 Sundays Decoration day Labor day April 14, 15, 16, 18 May 22, 23, 24, 25 Sept. 7, 7, 8 April 26, 27, 28, 29 May 26, 27, 28 Aug. 27. 28, 29, 30 April 19, 20. 21 July 4, 4, 6 Aug. 8, 9 Sept. 24, 26, 27 GAZETTE May 12, 13, 14 June 19, 20, 21, 22 Aug. 19, 20, 21, 22 May 15, 16, 17, 18 June 14 June 30, July 1, 2 July 28 Aug. 15, 16 May 19, 20, 21 June 26, 27, 28, 29 Aug. 11, 12, 13, 14 May 8, 9, 10, 11 June 23, 24, 25 Aug. 23, 24, 25, 26 12 Saturdays 14 Sundays July 4 Labor day AT WASHINGTON June 6, 7, 8, 9 July 14, 15, 1C, 17 Sept. 20, 21, 22 June 14, 15, 16, 17 July 22, 23, 25. 26 Sept. 14, 15. 16 June 2, 3, 4, 5 July 18, 19, 20, 21 Sept. 17, 18, 19 June 10, 13. 12, 13 July 27, 28, 29, 30 Sept. 10, 12, 13 SPORTS April 14, 15, 16, 18 May 3 July 5, 6, 7 Aug. 1, 2 Aug. 30 April 26, 27, 28, 20 May 30, 30, 31 July 12 Sept. 4, 5 6 April 39, 20, 21 May 24 July 9, 10, 11 Aug. 6, 8. 9 Sept. 27 AT PHILADELPHIA June 2, 3, 4, 5 July 18, 18, 20, 21 Sept. 17, 18, 19 AT NEW YORK June 10, 11, 12, 13 July 2, 27, 28, 29 Sept. 10, 11, 12 June 10, 11, V2, 13 July 27, 28, 29, 30 Sept. 10, 11, 12 June 1 June 6, 8, 9 July 14, 15, 16, 17 Sept. 21, 21, 22 June 15, 16, 17 July'22, 23, 24, 25 Sept. 34, 14, 15, 16 April 22, 23, 24, 25 July 13 Aug. 3, 3 Sept. 1, 5 Sept. 8, 9 PAGE April 30, May 1, 2 May 25, 26, 27, 28 Aug. 28, 29 Sept. 7, 7 12 Satrdays 18 Sundays Decoration day May 4, 5, 6 May 23 July 4, 4 Aug. 31 Sept. 23, 24, 25, 26 12 Saturdays July 4 Labor day Tune 2, 3, 4, G Tuly 18, 10, 20, 21 Sept. 17, 18. 19 June 14, 15, IS July 22. 23, 24, 25 Sept. 13, 14, 15, 16 June 6, 7, S, 9 July 14, 15, 16, 17 Sept. 20, 21, 22 May 4, 5, 6 May 23 July 4, 4 Aug. 31 Sept. 23, 24, 25, 26 April 19, 20, 21 May 24 July 9, 10, 11 Aug. 6, 8, 9 Sept. 27 FOR April 14, Ib, 16, 18 May 3 July 5, 6, 7, 8 Sept. 1, 2 12 Saturdays 12 Sundays July 4 AT BOSTON June 14, 15, 16 July 22, 23, 24, 25 Sept. 13, 14, 15, 10 Tune 6, 7, 8, 9 Tuly 14, 15. 1(5, 17 Sept. 20, 21, 22 ABROAD July 4 at St. Louis Labor day at Cleveland Decoration day at Chicago Labor day at Detroit June 10, 11, 12, 13 July 26, 27, 28, 29 Sept. 10, 11, 12 June 2, 3, 4, 5 July 18, 19, 20, 21 Sept. 17, 18, 19 April 30, May 1, 2 May 25, 26, 27, 28 Aug. 28, 20 Sept. 7, 7 April 26, 27, 28, 29 May 30, 30, 31 July 12 Sept. 4, 5, 6 April 22, 23, 24, 25 June 17, 17 July 31, Aug. 1, 2, 3 Aug. 30 LATEST 12 Saturdays 12 Sundays Decoration day June 17 Labor day July 4 at Cleveland Decoration day at Detroit July 4 at New York Labor day at Boston Decoration day nt Boston Decoration day at Washing ton June 17 at Boston Labor day at Philadelphia July 4 at Philadelphia SPORTS Totals 0 » Kefrsren, Irifrwurticn (Illinois), ire, North (HlKljlund Piirk). 1 'I I 3 14 um- BOWLING Handicap Bowling Tournament. Sims 781 Haynes 762 Wall ' 758, Bnrbnr 758 Smith ..: 740 · Gunderaon 731 Not in Prizes. Martin 727 Adams 718 Irons 718 . Bryant 723 DanielH 698 McDonald 682 Ellis (384 Gaylord 682 Utter 679 Moe 675 Bagley 057 Hiinsen, 654 Parks 652 Decker 649 Walker 648 Lien ..642, Smith 740 Tatc 638, Huey Boyd 200 I'ri/.cs. First--Bowling ball. Second--S10 cash. Third--$8. Fourth--SB. Fifth--Bowling SHOCK. Sixth--Bowling shoes. .S\VKA CITY TO MKET ALBERT LEA FIVE SWEA CITY, Feb. 25.--The Swea City Cardinals, local semipro bas- kctbfUl team, will mix with the Morlea Packing company team of Albert Lea at Elmore, Minn., Thursday night. The Cardinals have a splendid record this year having only been defeated by the fast Git- kerson Giants. They are champions of northern Iowa. And the cash homis might do our veterans more good if they wouldn't, hiwe to spend the rest of their lives helping lo pay taxes on H.--San Uicgo Union. _,

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