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8 . . TBMiar. Jan. U, 1M4 KA80N £!TT GLOBE-GAZETTE King of Michigan Tops Big 10 Scorers Rumors, known to the navy and marine corps as "scuttlebut," are rile around the University of Minnesota campus that Bernie Bierman, now a lieutenant-colonel in the marines^ will be back in his coaching job at the Gopher institution before' many moons. The talk is based on the announced plan of -the services to discharge certain officers of rank f*r axe bads. U a man is pretty well alone for the rank he holds he may !· ont of the service under a blanket order designed to make 1 or younger men. * , Beyond 50 It is said 25,000 officers may be released under this order. And as IOWA'S BANNER RATES THIRD Bill Lodge of Purdue Has Highest Average By BOB MEYER Chicago, (U,R)--Tiny Tom King, Michigan's sophomore m a r i n e trainee, grabbed an early lead in the Big Ten individual basketball scoring race Tuesday with 40 points, although Purdue's Bill Lodge held the highest average with 22 points. King, who scored 24 points against Northwestern Friday night, and 16 against Illinois Saturday, set the pace in a field of 21 cagers who have tallied more than 15 points during the first week of conference campaigning. King, a dark-horse in the scoring, chase who transferred from Michigan State where he was on the freshman team last year, is after the high-scoring title held last year by Illinois' Andy Phillip and by Wisconsin's Johnny Kotz in 1942. Pressure to Be Put on USGA to Restore Full Program of Tournaments During 1944 Lodge returned to action against » · « . ' . 1 l t _ 3 ffl *WU*; A^tLllUV^ t«J C*l,L*VrU d£,W*J*i»fc- a lieutenant-colonel beyond 50 Indiana Saturday night after be- years, Bierman would then be in ing restricted from playing in Purline for a discharge from the ma- nnes. And if the colonel, whom we would hesitate to call genial, should get back in harness at Minneapolis by the time fall rolls around, we ask you to keep an eye on the style of play the Gophers '.use 'and remember that not very long, ago Bierman called the T formation nothing more than a "passing fancy." · * No Expansion We see that Bert Bell, co-owner of the Philadelphia-Pittsburgh combine of the National Professional Football league is against expansion of the loop to the west coast as long as teams will have to travel by train. We're inclined to agree with him. Not only pro-football, but all other major sports organized ' in leagues having all their members in the east and midwest, will, we believe, have to wait until the day when the airplane replaces the train as a safer and less expensive mode of transportation for far west expansion. Bell hit the nail on the head ·when he ^explained what would . happen to" a pro-grid team playing a Sunday game on the west coast then having to play the following week in an eastern seaboard town. "The players would be bruised up and on a train for 3 days where they couldn't work ont the stiff- Bjr JACK CUDDY New York, (U.PO--The august and able moguls of the U. S. Golf association may have post war plans dominating the agenda of their annual meeting here next Friday, but they probably will have to take time out to settle a controversy with a faction of members who want something done for the sport right now. Using the/ success of the $12,- 5M Los Angeles open as support for their arguments, this faction insists that the V, S. G. A. restore a full program of 1944 championship tournaments to keep pace · with- other sports which have thrived throughout the war, despite manpower shortages. Although the executive committee reportedly favored abandonment of the national ·open,' the national amateur, and the women's championship tournaments until the war is over, several delegates were ready to exert pressure for restoration o£ a full program of meets. The argument that the standard of play would be too poor to represent the high level of the association was knocked out in the Los Angeles tournament. Harold (Jug) McSpaden, the winner, broke the Wilshire club course- record with a 72 hole total of 278, and sub-par rounds throughout the 4 day affair were as plentiful as in the prewar days. B o b Harlow, professional singer of praises for the Pinehurst, N. Car., course in the Christmas tree setting, and former manager of the P. G. A. tournament bureau, quoted golfers who believe that the sport has lost ground because of the cancellation of its championships for 2 years while other athletic promotions nave been going at full blast. ''Those golfers who favor the resumption of the championships feel that if practically all other sports are carrying on with the consent of the government and the support of the people, there is no reason why golf should hide under a bushel," he said. Harlow also emphasized the success of the privately sponsored Tarn O'Shanter open meets at Chicago in 1942 and 1943 as support for restoration of the championship tournaments. "George May has been making golfing hay with those events," Harlow said. "He was so encouraged with his Chicago events that he now has challenged the U. S. G: A. and promised to hold a George May National Amateur championship after the war, unless the U. S. G. A. permits amateurs to receive more substantial prizes and traveling expenses to tournaments. He has done everything possible to win the loyalty of the top name golfers, counting upon their support after the war." The golfing fathers, general! r "open" minded, have indicated their opposition to restoration of tournaments because the sport long has been considered one for leisure hours, for afternoons off when 3 or 4 fellows at the plant had a few hours to kill. It has been hard to dissociate the sport from those pleasant, easy - going peace - time days when fans and players alike whiled away the hours after a meet, sitting under sun umbrellas or on the clubhouse veranda, sipping iced drinks and exchanging pleasant chit-chat. Any kind of a U. S. G. A. tournament might bring that back to a certain degree and that is just what the executives don't want--at least not until Hitler and. Hirohito have been taken care of for good. DAVE DANNER --Iowa Forward and set those whirlpool baths. You'd ret in Philadelphia Wednesday night and you'd have ·nly 3 days to limber np. That's npposing yon could get aboard a transcontinental train." Long Wait · And not' having any pipelines into the aviation industry and knowing exactly what is coming after the war, we're forced to take the attitude that the major baseball leagues are going to have to wait quite a while before moving j in on the west coast. S Thet promise of San Francisco | and Los Angeles joining the majors I ' must be considered in the realm of J ' the dreamers, not the realists. I * I Night Ball | It might pay the New York * ' Yankees. Detroit Tigers and Bos- *·' ton Red Sox to install .lighting 5 interns and apply for permission 4 , fa play nicht baseball. It seems "; that'those 3 clnbs, which played j' no nicht ball at home, led the ' American 'league in contests won Player | r under the arcs. : ' 3 The Yankees won the pennant -, * j even" withou the benefit of the s *3 ' night game, and beside took over |' the after-dark laurels won the ? previous year by the St. Louis 3 4 Browns. The Yanks, playing the | fewest number of games, vron 7 | night games while losing 5 tor a 1 , percentage of .583. Detroit and | Boston tied for runner-up honors \ with 8 and 6 for .571. i Consistently fine pitching car- I ried New York to the top of the · t night standings this past season, ·} for in night team batting aver- 3 ages the Yankees had a collective i mark of only .209. But in their 7 J! games won at night, were 2-1, 3-1 and 1-0 games in which tight pitching paid off. * Cousin Detroit reached its fie for 2nd largely through its supremacy ·ver Washington, the Tigers taking 5 night contests from the Nats while losing bat 1. Washington, on the other hand, captured no less than 7 oat of 9 night games from St. Louis and 4 of 5 from Philadelphia to wind np with 25 victories «ot of 45 games played. Yet while Washington found the Browns- and A's easy at night, the Nats could not crack Chicago under the lights, the Chisox taking 6 games from the Capital Cityans, exactly half ; the total White Sox night wins for the season: Orval Grove of Washington and Mickey Haefner of the same outfit won 6 night games each while losing 2 for a .750 rating, the same mark as hung up by Nelson Potter of St. Louis, who won 3 games and lost 1. Mike Ryba of Boston won 3 and lost none. due's conference opener against Chicago because he was scholastically deficient in his navy V-I2 requirements. He racked up 22 points against the Hoosiers and possibly would rank above Kin?, had he been able to join in the scoring rout of the hapless Chicago team. Stan Patrick of Illinois gained runner-up spot behind King in total scoring with 35 points. However, Patrick has played in 3 games. Dave Danner of Iowa was third in total scoring with 31, and fourth in average scoring with 15.5. Fred De Graw, the only Chicago player able to score freely against Purdue, ranked third in average scoring with 17 points. Otto Graham of Northwestern, who received pre-season rave notices as a likely winner scoring crown, -' suddenly of the turned into a. floor player to balance the Wildcats' well-rounded attack in their twin victories last weekend. Graham, runner-up to Phillip and Kotz during the past two seasons, has collected 17 points while setting up scoring plays for teammates John Ward, who has tallied 24 points, and Ben Schadler, who has 19. The leading scorers: Total Average Points Points LAZZERI WONT QUIT POSITION Wilkes-Barre Outfit Asks Him to Resign San Francisco, (U.R)--Manager Tony Lazzeri of the Wilkes-Barre club of the Eastern lea'gue Tuesday challenged officials of the club to oust him from his job in which he led the team to fourth place and a position in the playoffs last season. "If they want to get rid of me, they'll have to throw me out," Lazzeri, former New York Yankee infielder, said in confirming that his resignation had been requested. "If they had wanted to be nice about it, they could have informed me sooner,'" he said. "Now the winter meetings are over. All the 1944 jobs have been filled." Lazzeri said he had no inkling of the action until he received the notice from Mike McNally, club secretary. He said he had no idea why they wanted to drop him. At "Vyilkes-Barre, McNally said he advised Lazzeri to look for another job at the end of the 1943 season because Cleveland Indian officials who control the franchise probably would want to install a man of their own choosing in the post. He said he felt that Lazzeri had been given fair warning and that the club was under no obligation inasmuch as he had only a one year contract. "As a matter of fact we didn't hire him in 1943 until April," McNally said. "This is giving him 3 months before the baseball season starts." Pro League Will Meet Wednesday Chicago, (^P)--Despite the loss of many of its stars to the war effort, the National Football league expects to have another successful season next fall, and will meet here Wednesday to lay the groundwork for it. As Commissioner Elmer Layden puts it, such Luckman, now in stars as Sid the merchant marine, will be missing, but "new ones will come along." The fans make their own heroes," he says. "They'll get just as many thrills next season as they ever did. They thrive on action--the league will give it to them." Chief business at the session, which will extend through Thursday, will consist of making plans for next fall when the loop will expand to its pre-war size of 10 teams. The currently inoperative Cleveland team will return and the Philadelphia-Pittsburgh combine will separate, fielding Z clubs. Player prospects for 1944 and post-war expansion of the league "= ·"" "u» also will be discussed at the 2- thought the incident day session. tional. BRUINS' BOSS WARNS TORONTO Charges Leafs Trying to Injure Bill Cowley Toronto, ( -- Manager Art Ross o£ the Boston Bruins Tuesday threatened "three for one reprisals" against the Toronto Maple Leafs for what he characterized a "savage and deliberate attack" upon Center Bill Cowley, the league's leading scorer. Ross was enraged over what he said was a "scheme" to knock Cowley out of action. Cowley suffered a shoulder separation when body-checked by Jack MacLean of Toronto, and may be out for more than a month. "Don't try to tell me the affair wasn't deliberate," Boss said. "But I'm warning the Leaf management to bring plenty of reserves with them on their next visit to Boston, because there'll be blood on'the moon that night." Cowley who seemed certain to set a new league ; scoring record with 52 points thus far, said "MacLean eased me into the boards." lie did iiot indicate Outlook Bright for Track, Field Season--Ferris By DANIEL, J. FERRIS · Secretary-Treasurer, Amateur Athletic Union of The United States New York, (/Fj--Track and field athletics flourished in 1943 'and the outlook for 1944 is exceedingly bright The indoor competition this winter is expected to approach pre-war standards for brilliancy, despite the great inroads made in the ranks of the champions by enlistment in the armed forces. While the number of outstanding stars from which to draw has been greatly reduced, sufficient stars are available to guarantee keen competition in a majority of the events which comprise the championship program. Record.. performances are, of course, a desirable element in maintaining spectator interest, but they are not absolutely ^essential. Not one world's record was made in the U. S. during the 1943 season and only 3 indoors. The magnet which attracts the dyed- in-the-wool track fans, and they are the backbone of the sport, is keen competition. Exciting competition is assured when Gil Dodds, the Divinity student of Boston; Bill Hulse, the research chemist of Passaie, N. J.; Don Burnham, the Dartmouth medical student; Earl Mitchell of the marines; and other promising runners meet in the mile races which will feature the indoor meets. This is the one event which may produce a record-breaking performance. Both Dodds and Hulse have run the mile outdoors faster than any other American ever negotiated that distance. Rudy Simms and Dick Hall, promising freshmen at N. Y. U. and Princeton, respectively, are dark horses to watch. The distance races from 2 miles up will miss the colorful Gregr Rice, who is in the service and unable to find time to train, but another Notre Dame alumnus in the person of Ollte Hunter from Erie, Pa., who is now in New York, may improve sufficiently to attack some of Greg's records. Rice has referred to Hunter as his logical successor. Veterans Jimmy Rafferty, Joe McCluskey, and Forest Efaw, will CUBS 4 1925" Jug McSpaden Winner of Rich Los Angeles Tourney challenge his right to the throne. As usual there is a plethora of good material available for the middle-distance races, the sprints, and the high jump. whether he was inten- Tom King, Michigan 40 Stan Patrick, Illinois 36 Dave Danner, Iowa -31 Howard Judson, III. 30 Walton Kirk, Illinois 28 Desmond Smith, Wis. 27 Dennis Horn, Purdue 26 Paul Hoffman, Pur. 25 Ray Patterson, Wis. 25 Russ Wendland, Wis. 24 John Ward, N. West.24 Charley Haa'g, Pur. 23 - - - 22 19 Ben Schadler, N. W. 19 Don Dick, Wis. 18 Otto Graham, N. W. 17 George Felt, N. W. 17 Fred De Graw, Chi. 17 Lloyd Herwif, Iowa 17 Dick Ives, Iowa 16 Bill Lodge Purdue Dave Strack, Mich. 20 12 15.5 10 9.3 9 13 12.5 8.3 8 12 11.5 22 9.5 9.5 6 8.5 8.5 · 17 8.5 8 B. AND H. BOWLING W«raca'» Leafie Won 1st 2nd 3rd H.C. Tot. (Sold. Peacock 3 506 iS4 SOS 39 1614 Mac's Grocery · 464 492 471 12 1439 D. Crawford 137; M. Smith 391. Mea't Leafae Won in 2nd 3rd H.C. Tot. lowt State Br. 0 55« 5M 546 183 1849 Federal Uphol. 3 SM 650 6SS »7 2211 H. Mendon 1*5. 500. ALBERT EWERS CADET CHAMP Iowa City--Aviation Cadet Albert Ewers, son of Mrs. L. C. Ewers, 310 10th N. E., Mason City, this week was named 150-pound wrestling champion of his platoon at the U. S. navy's pre-f light school in Iowa City. The champions were named after long rounds of preliminary matches against other cadets of the same weight in their platoons. Wrestling is one of the nine basic sports which are taught at the pre-flight school to condition future navy flyers. Cadets participate in wrestling in 3 different levels--instructional, intra-mural, and extra-mural, or competition with other varsity teams of other institutions. Sports at the pre-flight school, which are supplemented with a well-balanced program in academics and military subjects as well, are chosen to help build stamina, speed, skills, and the will to win in the young men who tomorrow will fly the navy's planes against the axis on the war fronts of the world. DUMONT SAYS RICKEY WRONG Wichita, Kans., (U.PJ--Raymond Dumont, head of the nation's semi-pro baseball teams said Tuesday that figures for their 1943 tournaments failed to bear out a staement of Branch Rickey, president of the Brooklyn Dodgers, that football was replacing baseball as the national pastime. "The National Baseball Congress certified more teams into the series of 1943 sanctioned state tournaments than during the preceding year, despite wartime handicaps and growing manpower problems," he said. "I doubt very much whether football or any other sport can claim more participants in 1943 than in the previous year." Dumont said baseball gained its reputation and because "it can be played easily without too much of an outlay for equipment" "It is true that professional football may expand its activities in the future, but I am positive that the number of football clubs, outside of high schools and colleges, will never reach as many as 10 per cent of those playing baseball." SPORTS ROUNDUP By HUGH FULLERTON New York, (SP) --The oddest of the "screwy season" ideas about baseball to turn up this winter is the suggestion offered to the sporting news by Advertising Man William C. D'Arcy of St. Louis. . . .He proposes a 16-team major league "road show" to pay weekend visits to smaller centers and thus stimulate interest and participation in the game. . . . Besides requiring some 300 more players of major league ability, the program would need adequate parks Ross said he was going to present the case to the league governors at their next meeting. Matmen to Compete Witht Symphony in the · small some substitute for towns the and Houston. Tex., (U.R)--The Houston Symphony orchestra will vie with two professional grapplers on Jan. 21, in "the world's first wrestling-symphony concert," the sports committee Bronk Wins Over Fenelon in Comeback St. Paul, Minn., (.?)--Bronko Na- gurski, all-American fotoball player and former heavyweight wrestling champion, succesfully opened his comeback campaign here Monday night by defeating Ken Fenelon of Dubuquc. Igwa, after 19 minutes of wrestling, before 2,000 fans. The end came when the Bronk knocked his opponent out of the ring with a flying tackle. Fenelon was counted out Nagurski weighed 234 pounds and Fenelon 210. · leagues to develop young players. . . . The fans would hardly support .Bush league baseball on week days when they could save their dimes and watch big leaguers on Saturday and Sunday. First Down, Referee Ditto . . . In a letter to Asa Bushnell, outlining his protest about football officials who get too close to the scene of action. Columbia Lou Little explains: "Next fall, if these officials do not stand where they belong, I am going to coach my men (if I have any who- can run) to trample right over the official and not pay any attention to him." Tuesday's Guest Star . . . Sgt. Dan Polier, Yank: "Year's greatest discovep 1 in sports--the punctured eardrum." Service Dept. . . . Bill De Cor- revont, star of the Bainbridge, Md., naval station grid team last fall, and earmarked for post-war service with the Redskins, may be through with football. He twisted his right knee playing informal basketball Dec. 31 and has been hospitalized ever since. COLLEGE BASKETBALL Bj- The A*ori»tel Press) East Virginia University 35: V. M. I. 23. Gcornia 44: Clems on 40. Franklin Marshall 54; Ursinius 47. Houston war said Tuesday. The committee hopes the concert will sell $5,000,000 in war bonds. The orchestra will be seated around the ring. Wild Bill Longson, a claimant to the world's heavyweight wrestling championship, and Louis Thesz, a part time grunt and sroaner, «ill be on the canvas. All will ply their trades at the same time. The orchestra will piny, "for the first and possibly the last time," Composer Henry Coffman's symphonic arrangement of a composer's impressions of a wrestling match. The wrestlers promised to give their impressions of the same thing. NIGHT FANS GET BREAK New fork. (U.R) -- Of 91 extra- inning games played in the American league last season--a new all- time major league record--only 8 were at night. Floyd Bennett {Brooklyn) 34. Field 47; SI. Francis BainbridRc Navy 60: Loyola College 37. Haverford 64; We.«t Chester Teachers 44. Mid wot Oklahoma Aggies 59; Enid Army Flying School 34. · ·Olathc Naval Air Base 43: Topefca Army Air Base 33. Dow Chemical 56; Ft. Sheridan (nl.) 4Z. William Jewell Naval Preflight 51; Rockhurst 36. Umh«rt Field Naval Air Station S3 Washington University 38. Central 50; Penn 36. l Iowa Prcflight 63: Simpson College 23. XVesI Salt l,ake Army Air Base 62; Bushnell Army Hospital 24, Kearns Field 70: Hill Field 41. Provo Steelcrs 49: Fort Douglas 43. 60; Eastern Wishiagton 43. Baseball to Talk Future Plans Feb. 5 Chicago. (fP) --Procedure for the post-war return to baseball of slayers now in the armed services, and a proposed reorganization of minor leagues are the two principal subjects on the agenda of the special baseball meeting to be held in New York Feb. 5. · Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis, \vho made that announcement Monday, has invited committees from the minor leagues as well as both major circuits to attend the session. Some observers believe Landis may decide to make "free agents" of players from minor loops who were taken over by major league clubs with the understanding they would be returned to their former teams after the war. Major lea free spokesmen, however, contend that the "free ajrent" status would work to the disadvantage of such players inasmuch as they would be without any affiliations. North Iowa Basketball Mitchell 47, Carpenter 42 ' Mitchell-- The Mitchell basketball team stopped Carpenter's winning streak here Monday night, dropping the visitors, 47-42. Mitchell led all the way, although it was anybody's game through- 'out. The victors led at halftime, 21-15. . Priem poured in 29 points for Carpenter, while Larsen had 23 for Mitchell. The Mitchell girls, playing their ·st season of the cage game, lost the Carpenter girls, 49-18. Manly Has Busy Week Manly -- Basketball fans are looking forward to games scheduled this week for Manly and Hanlontown. Two games were to -be played here Tuesday evening, starting at 7:30. The Northwood boys will meet the Manly team, and Hamilton's Red Raiders of Mason City g will clash with the girls' team. Friday evening, the boys, and girls teams will go to Hanlontown. Elkader Heads Upper Iowa Loop Wankon --West Union 28, Postville 16. It looks as if the conference race is again settling down into a 4-corneretl race. Elkader, last year's champ, is the only team with a clean slate, although it was extended to win from Waukon in a fine, well played game, 34-20. Maynard is continuing its winning streak, losing only 1 game by 1 point to West Union. To date conference schools have won 15 and lost 1 non-conference game. Score* for the Week Red Raiders Lose 3 Tilts in 4 Years One o£ the finest girls' teams in North Iowa over any given period of time is the monicker of the Hamilton Red Raiders of the Hamilton School of Commerce. The Raiders tied their first game with Hansel!, lost the second by one point to Marble Rock, and won their third over Sheffield. They were to open the second half of the campaign Tuesday night at Manly. Adding this year's loss to the remainder during the last 4 years, you'd find that the Red Haiders have dropped only 3 games during that time--which is good, to say the.least. The squad, coached by Bob Hamilton, includes: : Betty Bare, Chapin; Darlene Levitt, Sheffield; Marjorie Osbovn. Seneca; Pat Connor, St. Joe's; Elaine Serleth. Orchard; Marilyn Lack, Orchard; Donna Loe Mulford. Alden, and Irene Van Horn, Rodmnn. Los Angeles, (ff) -- America's richest golf prize, the.$12,300 Los Angeles open championship, is the latest conquest o£ Harold (Jug) McSpaden of Philadelphia. After winning 4 of his last 6 tournaments, the Quaker City professional triumphed in another Monday at the Wilshire Country '| club with a 72-hole total of 278. 5 He finished with a rush in the t final 18 holes to post a scorching ;! £6, 5 under par, and beat the best ;i previous 72-hole score for the ] open over this course--a 285 in j 1933 by Craig Wood, the New ) Yorker who holds the national open championship for the dura- . tion. : Jug won his newest laurels and ; 54,375 in war bonds by consist- : ency in all departments of the game. His 4 rounds were 69-72-71 --66 for the par 71 course. Johnny Bulla of Atlanta, who won the Los Angeles open in 1941, finished second this time with 281 ! to pocket §2,125. His last round : was a par -performance made'in ' the face of McSpaden's previously posted score. Leonard Dodson of La JolU, Cal.. Wood and Toledo's Byron Nelson tied with 282's for next place and a prize of $1,125 each. The veteran Willie Hunter of Santa IVIonica, Cal.. was a stroke behind to collect S625. Tied for next place with 285's and winning S387 each were Oliu Dutra of Los Angeles and Jimmy Hines of New York. Marvin Stahl, Los Angeles, and George Fazio,'Pine Valley, N. J., tied at 286 to win $237.50 each. Sammy Byrd, the former New York Yankee outfielder who set the pace for the first 2 rounds, cracked up badly and his final round of 75 left him tied at 287 . with Ellsworth Vines, ex-tennis champion/Their purse was 5187.50 each. Ralph Evans of suburban Inglewood topped the amateur entrants with 290. Arlington Mcnona Clermont Favettc Postville- Waukon Fayettc Kandalin 18 K 16 16 30 22 8 41 19 29 24 30 Maynard Postville PostvUlc 'Waukon 'West Union 25 'Elkader 34 ·Sumner 2.1 Maynard Conference Standing Town W. Elkcdcr .1 Union 5 Postville 2 Maynard 2 Waufcon 1 Sumner , 1 Fayettc 0 Games This Week Jan. 14 McGregor at Elkadcr. Maynard at Arlington. Sumner at West Union Jan. 15 Postvillc at Waukon. Pel. 1.000 .333 .667 .G67 .250 .250 .COO National and American league representatives will discuss with minor league officials proposed territorial changes designed to produce more geographically compact minor circuits. COMET GRIDDERS RECEIVE LETTERS Charles City--Coach C. C. Boy- Ian presented football letters to the following players on the Comet football team at a pep assembly here: Six seniors, Bob Kilpatrick, end; Harold Koenig, guard, also acting captain of the team; LeRoy Manlove, tackle: Wesley Madsen, guard; Paul Steel, center; Griffin Venz, backfield. Other senior high boys who received letters were Kenneth Jacobson, Bill Berncr, Allan Blunt, Tommy Kiser, Clair Troge, Eugene Smith, Wayne Spurbeck, Bernard Hudson, and Eugene Erbe, who is in the service. THE CAPTAIN--EJmyra Eckert of Mallard, former all-state guard and veteran of the Hamilton club's undefeated squad of last year, is the only returning vet. She is floor captain and defensive coach of this year's squad. (Photo by Lock.) Laabs Wins Honors for Strike Outs New York, (/P) --The unwanted 1943 mayor league baseball championships--the dubious honor of striking out the most times--went to Chet Laabs. o£ the St. Louis Browns, and Vince DiMaggio, of the Pittsburgh Pirates. DiMaggio the innocent figure in the July rebellion of the Brooklyn Dodgers, fanned 126 times while liaabs whiffed 105 times. A difference of opinion how to pitch to the Pirate outfielder played a leading role in the Brooklyn revolt. Manager Leo Durocher told Pitcher Bobo Newsom he failed to carry out pitching instructions when DiMaggio doubled- The ensuing discussion provided the spark that set o££ the mutiny before the game the next day. Joe Hoover, of Detroit, was the mnnerup strikeout king in the American leagne. carrying his bat back to the bench 101 times. Bill Nicholson, of the Chicago Cabs, was second to DiMaggio in the national circuit, fanning 86 times. Nicholson, however led both leagues in runs batted in with 138. Another unsought distinction- thai of grounding into the most infield double plays--went to Jim Bloodworth, of Detroit, and Sid Gordon, o£ the New York Giants. The Tiger second sacker hit into 29 twin killings. HUSKIES TO PLAY Seattle, (JP)--Coach Ralph (Pest) Welch has said the University. o£ Washington would go ahead with football during 1944 regardless of whether other members of the Pacific Coast conference northern division again drop the sport. RECTAL COLON PROSTATE RHEUMATISM (ARTHRITIS) (Octozone Therapy) SINUS Dr.R.W.SHULTZ,D.O. 218-219-220 First National Bank BIdg. TOBACCO In the lobby of the HOTEL HANFORD Maaan City, fc*»*«t3=ei**r^.^ *

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