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A Reminder by Knox May Jar Stimson Out of Athletic Lethargy The words of Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox once again confirm the view we have long held that competitive sports, especially those involving body contact, have proved of definite advantage to. our fighting men on the battlefronts throughout the world. '.. Knox, furthermore, took a slap at Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson for his short-sighted attitude on the ^army's sports program which, outside of West Point and a few major training camps, is nil. Since the inception of the student training program whereby army trainees were sent to various college campuses, these boys were strictly -prohibited from competing in varsity athletics. : Why? you ask. We'l, that's the same question that every other sports-minded man in the country has also asked, and 'without.the least bit of satisfaction. There is just no explanation forthcoming, either from? Stimson or any other .official'of.the'war department. : .'·'And because of the department's failure to offer any logical reason, it is naturally assumed that an athletic pro- It:'gram could be carried out with its resulting benefits, but ·r'that somewhere along the line someone is prejudiced against ;sports,, especially college football. ; In; effect, Knox. said that he has every bit of respect for I Stimson^ but that when it comes to athletics he (Stimson) ' didn't know what the score was. It certainly is beginning to look that way, too. ' . . . · . ' . ,, ' 'V ; « 'Had'the army at least made an attempt to give an athletic · program a trial and found that it was not'satisfactory and in :harmony with the object^of the student training, nothing Pi/would have been said, · · - . ' : - · \.; | : ; _ . That, however,, was not the case. Congressmen; athletic ! conferences arid the Amateur Athletic union have repeatedly tried to have Stimson either give the idea trial or explain why he_doesn't care for it. . Arniy officers m charge of the programs at different colleges have come out publicly and said that the students did .have adequate-time to participate, and that they would be |V glad to co-operate if Stimson or the department would give the go-ahead signal. · ·.'.·.'''.'."' · · · , These officers offereflv to ·rearrange schedules to that J$ intercollegeiate athletic, could be worked into the setup I), without trouble. Everything was done to facilitate an ath- |i letic program. Everything, that is, but to secure the co- ll' operation of Stimson and the war department. " ' · " We think there is no need to list the benefits to be derived from body-contact sports for our fighting men. There [, 'are many living examples to testify to that--Barney Ross, Tommy Harmon, George Franck and many others. Without their collegiate athletics, : they said, their lives might have been lost. " · . - _ · ' We sincerely hope that no army man will lose his life or find it extremely difficult to extricate himself from a dangerous, situation because-he'lacked the background of intensive competition in intercollegiate athletics, denied him by the army. --' ^ - : . . ' ' . . ^ More specifically, we should'say-.denied; by Stimson. The secrecy of war, as far as we know,* has "made no attempt L to give the situation careful analysis,' as he. has been asked i,to do so many times. .', r '. 'v « : 'c!.^."p:."-v, 'i r , Had the .navy and marineV adojptiedval'similar policy we .could see that there might be something to the war depart- I' 1 '-merit's reluctance. But with these other 1 two ^branches, ath- I)' letics in their proper place cannot be stressed too heavily. · The navy feels that athletics are not some extra-curricular activity it is allowing its trainees to participate in. Athletics to the navy is as much a part of the training program as is book learning and military drills. It is a fine attitude and has brought about some marvelous results. ·. We-trust that with the little reminder from Knox, Stimson will at last come to his senses and take some action. We . hope it will be favorable. · Mo ha tvks Face Fort Dodge, Roosevelt Friday, Saturday For 'the 2nd straight weekend Mason City's basketball team will travel'out of 'town to meet conference .competition. Friday Coach Bud Suter will take his squad to Fort Dodge, and on Saturday the Cardinal and Black, will head for Des Moines 'and a meeting with Roosevelt. Suter and Assistant Tutor Joe Kof ers have been working the squad out in lone drills throuih- out the week, concentrating on plays and shooting in-an effort to snap the Mohawks out of the letharrr that struck them at East Des Moines last week. The Mohawks now have a .500 rating in Big Seven loop play, having defeated North high o£ Des Moines in an early-season encounter. The total for the season stands at 4 victories against 3 losses. ' One thing in,favor of the Cardinal and Black this week is-that it will not be forced to play in a small gymnasium for both games. In the last 2 starts, /against Charles City and East, Mason City ran into that'trouble and had difficulty in working plays. ~ As a whole, however, the squad has moffed along. in fine style since the opening contest. Not much was looked for when the campaign opened, with Suter and Rogers forced to work with a club, with only 2 exceptions, was new to varsity play. ' Such highly-rated teams as Waver I y and Marshalltoivn fell before the Cardinal and Black attack on the home court. North and Charles City are the other victims, while the Mohawks have lost out to East, Webster City and Austin, Minn. The local quintet will get back into action on the Roosevelt floor a week from Friday night against East Waterloo in another conference meeting. Leahy Sees Good Future for Football in Post-War Years "War Bond" Open Meet Starts Friday San Francisco, (U.PJ--More than 1QO golfers, including the cream of. the nation's money players, toured the Harding Park Municipal golf course in final tune-up rounds Thursday preparing for the start of the $10,000 San Francisco .*, "war bond" open Friday.' : Basedxan practice runs on the f- lake-surrounded course. Byron Nelson, Toledo. 'Ohio, 1 links' sty- Ust.'tva* ace hi«rh with the forecasters after slashing- below par 'I 2 days in a row. Wednesday he { added a 3 under par 69 to his ,i' record-equalling 66 of Tuesday. ijf ' Still a favorite with ; the peram- |f; bulating grandstanders to win the $2400 top money in the 4-day contest was steady Harold '(Jug) McSpaden, Philadelphia, w h o s e |( brilliant 66-stroke finish in the Lps Angeles open Monday won him top money .there. ·. McSpaden showed he was still 1} hot Wednesday when he took a 2 I j under par" 70 in a practice round 1 with Nelson; .Most of the top finishers in the Los Angeles event were familiarizing themselves with the 6,600| yard layout, where the absence of bunkers makes estimation of dis- I lances difficult. II, Among the well-known pros trying out the'ship-shape course I] were Johnny Kevolta, Harry Cooper, Jimmy Hines, Olin Dutra. Ed Dudley. Sammy Byrd. Willie Hunter, Ellsworth Vines, Leonard Dttfaon and Harry Bassler, Dudley, Dodson and Bassler reported par rounds of 72, while I; Vines took 73 and Cooper 74. Jim |, Ferrier of Chicago shot a 70 and Pete Copper, hitch-hike pro from Gainesville, Fla., came in with 71 ARTHRITIS , RHEUMATISM Dr. R. W. SHULTZ, D.O. 218-219-220 First \ National Bank Bldg. COLLEGE BASKETBALL East Rochester 41. Cornell 3o. Haverford 51. Lc'roia (MU 41. St. Joseph's 48. Princeton 31. City College New York 41. Brooklyn 33. Muhlenberg 50, Philadelphia Coast Guard 41. ' Tufts 5C, Worcester Tech 55 (overtime). Yale 45, Coast Guard Academy 38. Pittsburgh 44. Geneva 38. Long Island U SI. West Virginia 39. Connecticut Wesleyan »st Fort Trumbull Maritime School 52 (overtime). Army 80. Swartbmore 29. Washinstcn r Jefferson 42.. Bethany 34. Ellis Island Coast Guard 46, Rider College 33. . LaSallc 42, Philadelphia Marines 30. Navy Fleet Club 52. Bales College 43. Drew 67. Newark U 22. Stevens 75, Webb 32. Mlddleweit Oklahoma A-M 59. Oklahoma U 40. Valparaiso 47. DePauw V-5 35. Oltumwa Naval Air Station 48, St. Ambrose 45. : Camp Grant -64. Augustana 36. Hamline 50, MacAIester 21. Rolla Miners 88, Ft. I^eonard Wood Signal Corps 24. Rockhurst College 28. Washburn 20. Warrensburg Mo. Teachers 41. Park College 40 (overtime). Washington (St. Louis) 38, Alias Powder 33. Denison 108. Ohio Northern 40. Hutchinson Kans. Naval Air Station 46. Wichita Boeing 40, iWichita Beach 48. Wichita Cessna 40. Great Lakes 83. Illinois State-Normal Wittenberg 64. Earlham 36. Cape Girardeau Mo. Teachers 42, Carbondale. HI. 38 (overtime). Phillips Oilen*73. Camp Chatfec 40. Fort Jackson 64, South Carolina 44. Murry Ky. State 66, Smyrna Tenn. Army Air Base 46. Fort Bragg 31, North Carolina State College 37. , Louisiana State 51. Camp Van Dorn 13. Norfolk Naval Training Station 63. Norfolk Naval Air Station 44. Fairmont W. Va. State 65. Salem 43. Texas 50. Bergslrpm Field 49. Southern Methodist 40. Texas Christian JO. ' . BERTELLI WANTS TO TURN PRO By'GLEN PERKINS New York, (U.R)--Angelo Bertel- 11, the lean marine, did a little postwar planning Thursday with emphasis on completion of his football playing career at Notre Dame, where he won'the Heisman Memorial trophy as the outstanding college star of the 1943 season. After that he wants to play pro football. The all-American quarterback came to New York Wednesday to accept the Heisman memento of his brilliant bnt abbreviated season in which he led Notre. Dame to 6 straight victories' before being called-to active training with the marines. "Of course It all depends on how long the war lasts,.but if it is over within a year .or so I'd like to play that one more year at Notre Dame, then-play pro football, and wind up as a coach." The Springfield, Mass., Italian boy was given, a furlough from Parris island, C. Car., to accept the trophy. Coach Frank Leahy, who described his star pupil as "the test T-formation quarterback in college football history and an outstand-. ing leader," the Rev. John Cavanaugh, vice-president -of Notre Dame, his mother, sweetheart and 2 sisters, also were on hand to honor him, ' · , Bertelli, soon to go to Quantico, Va., for officers' training, said "You can tell the world that FOOTBALL TRAINING HELPED TREMENDOUSLY WHEN I WENT INTO THE MARINES." By FRANK LEAH Y (Director of Athletics and Football Coach at Notre Dame, the Nation's Ranking No. 1 Team of 1943) Notre Dame, Ihd., (£)--The 1943 football season produced many outstanding players and some. of the greatest games. in .football history, but the real heroes of the game last fall were the coaches of those colleges, not aligned with the navy training program, who decided to continue football with what they had, win, lose or draw. Acting on the theory .that what was important to have during peacetimes; was even more 'important. to have during wartime, these colleges fielded young, inexperienced teams. But at the same time, they afforded an · opportunity for countless young men to participate in a competitive sport and also provided wholesome, clean cut recreation for thousands of spectators in every section of America. .' Very important also, Is the fact that servicemen from overseas are requesting more football movies than we are able to supply. Many people thought it unwise to have these "civilian" teams, composed in the main of 17 and 18' year olds, compete against the more mature teams of navy training colleges. It is my opinion that this presented an unusual opportunity to these- young lads to battle against great odds, thus better fitting themselves for the greater military battles which lie ahead. Many coaches have told me that this very thought was expressed by the players themselves: ' Spine people may say "it's all right for Coach Leahy to speak that way, he didn't have to depend on 17 and 18 year olds this fall." I hasten to add that during 1944 the Notre Dame team will be in the same predicament, and I am certain that we will have the same reaction from our players as teams like Wisconsin, Illinois. Ohio State. Minnesota, Columbia and many others had this past season. After the performances of (he 17 and 18 years olds during the '43 season, coaches all over the country will have to change the philosophy that was so often expressed in the statement "he's a great prospect, but he's only a sophomore." It was definitely established that sophomores and even freshmen can be trusted with important assignments. After the war, young football players will be welcomed on varsity squads the same as the seniors and juniors have been, traditionally. Prospects for the 1944 season, in my opinion, are very, bright. Intercollegiate football weathered the storm this year. Next year will find many of the colleges who discontinued the sport this past fall, again being represented with teams. Because so many of the college players will be in active service, the teams will be equalized to a greater extent than ever before. I believe that spectators next season will continue to enjoy the wide open, free scoring games 1 that thrilled' them this past season. Aviation Cadets Albert Ewers, ^front, and Francis J. Harrer, both of Mason City, try wrestling holds learned from their training at the U. S. Navy Pre-Flight school in Iowa City. (U. S. navy photo) " NORTH IOWA BASKETBALL Los Angeles Determined to Enter Majors By FRANK FKAWLEY los Angeles, (JP) --In one manner or another, Los "Angeles intends to have a major league baseball franchise after the war, and it fully expects,'also, to be represented in the National Professional Football league. The nation's 1th largest city has been supporting, and liberally, a first .class minor, league club, the Los Angeles Angels, who have outdrawn at the turnstiles some ol the major loop representatives, bui as Clarence (Pants) Rowland pnts it, "We'll simply have to get major league baseball when this war is over." Rowland was voted the minor league's top executive in 1943. He made the Angels the best drawing minor league club in America la si season. He envisions the possibility of a 3rd major league,.operating from Portland, Ore., south to Los Angeles. "This Pacific coast area is the fastest growing in the nation," says Pants. "If my associate presidents don't agree with me in:striving to get our league classified as a 3rd major, then Los Angeles is going out to buy into the American or National just as soon as a franchise is available." There are several hurdles to ilear, as Rowland knows all too well. There was an amendment to he major-minor agreement enacted at the last session providing hat if any major league team was placed, in this territory the purchaser would have to acquire the physical property, reimburse the coast league for loss of a member and · also reimburse the league owners, individually. It would c o s t considerable money, but this populous area undoubtedly' is ready to pay for major league baseball. War uncertainty may prevent major league football from coming to the Pacific coast next year, but Los Angeles and San Francisco both want franchises. It had toughened me so 1 didn't mind the bumps and bruises," he said. "Then, too, fel- Lawler Downs Charles City I. C. Charles City--Not taking the fact too seriously that they'were defeated on the h: me.floor-by the Lawler high school basketball squad, the Immaculate Conception academy team journeyed to Lawler to prove to the Lawlerites that they meant business by losing 30 to 23 game. Gene Kuehn for the academy again led the scoring with 9 points, while Kane for Lawler also collected 9 points. The academy wounds were salved some by their second string team winning the preliminary game for the Lawler second team, 20 to 15. M. C. WOMEN'S BOWLING LEAGUE Won I-ost Hulchlnsons ............. .... 1 2 B«tsy Ross .............. . ... 2 1 High single-- G. Schmidt. 186. High scries-- A. Nehls, 480. Tent fie Awninff ......... . . . 3 0 I. Klcfer. 177. Swills High single Grafton Beats Carpenter, 30-26 Grafton--The Grafton bask'et- ball team turned on the heat to beat 'the Carpenter quintet here Wednesday nigh^in a non-conference encounter, 30-26. Grafton held a 12-9 lead at the intermission. Ruben Walk paced the victors with 9 points, while Omer Toye had 13 for Carpenter. The Carpenter lassies, however gained some revenge by downing the Grafton girls, 36-33. Arlenc Kruger had 14 points for Gratlon while Culbertson had 21 for .th winners. ' ' -- · * · · · · · ' ··' -.'.· Rockford Team Upsets Comets Charles City -- The -Hockforc Rockets high school basketbal quint upset the Charles City Higl . . High series-- M. Lulcavish, 453. Hermansons ........... ...... 1 Phillips "66' ................ ^ High single-- R. Basham, 172. High series -- R. Basham, 47G. Sweetheart Bread .......... 1 Lundbergs ............ .- ..... 2 High single-- L. Fisher. 137. High series -- L. Fisher. 428. Hieh evening single-- G. Schmidt. 186. High evening series-- A. Nehls. 480. Team high total-- Betsy Ross, 2205. chool Cornels here, 30 lo 26. The lockets led throughout the entire ame, 11-6, 17-10, 26-19. Jerry L'orenz, Rocket forward, totaled 1 points for his team's attack vith Ronald Squire, forward, next vith 10 points. Eugene Smith, Comet guard, had 8 points, with Allan Blunt, Comet forward, next Hh 6 points. The Rockford second team won he preliminary game from the Charles City shooting stars, 17 to 4, leading all the way, 4-0, 9-4, 11-8. with Fullerton collecting 9 joints, and for the losers, Hock- nson scored 8 points. i Nora Springs Defeats Rudd Rudd --A visiting Nora Springs basketball team took a 30-24 decision, from Rudd here in the second game of a twin bill. The Rudd yearlings took the Nora Springs refiooyes into camp, 12-5, · in the curtain-raiser. Stiles played an outstanding game for Rudd, as did Paine for the victors in the varsity contest. Thursday, Jan. 13.1M4 13 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE PRO OWNERS TO TALK OVER NEW GRID FRANCHISES Loop May Expand to 12 Members If Boston, Buffalo Are Admitted By CHARLES CHAMBERLAIN Chicago. (JP) --The growing National FooUball league is trying to put the right foot forward without tripping over itself. ^~~ Casting an eye beyond 1944 to the post-war future, executives convened Thursday in the final session of their annual midwinter meeting will) action still to be taken on bids for franchises from Buffalo, N. Y., Los Angeles and San Francisco, After spending; 15 hours Wednesday attempting to determine whether it liked or disliked tho feeling: of crowing: pains, the pro circuit, flushed with one .of its most successful financial seasons in history in 1943, still pondered problems originally before it--that of expansion. ' There appeared to be 3 alterna- · lives emerging from Wednesday's blustery oratory: 1--To continue its pre-war size of 10 teams by having 2 clubs merge such as Philadelphia and Pittsburgh did last year. 2--To operate as an 11-team setup with Boston, which _was granted a franchise last going into business as a June, sixth II t H BOWLING LEAGUE Won 1st 2nd 3rd K.C. Tot. 11 Raizes 2 -180 530 464 15 15M Lyons Cleaners 1 410 431 459 180 1 J. Schruvcr 151; J. Hutzell 341. Barta Transfer 2 628' 673 651 111 2069 Kinriey's Shoes 1 635 630 746 . 29 2041 : tNnUSIKIAL-T.EAGUEBOWI.lNG ._ ;-;~-~, ~ '"Avon-Isf 2nd 3f d H.C. Tot. ODTOflice , 2 708 768.802 201; 2561 Park Inn 1 '796 734 774 309 2613 Phalcn Clean. 1 823 730 711 108 2324 Holland Fur'ce 2 747 825 794 327 2693 member of the eastern division. 3--To accept Buffalo's franchise, backed by Sam Cordovano, line coach under Lou Little for 14 years at Columbia and 4 other prominent Buffalo business men, and operate as a 12-team league with Buffalo joining the western division. It was understood that the league executives were split 50-50 on all 3 propositions, reacting cautiously in the face of a limited player' supply this year and not desiring to bite off more than they can chew. . It was believed that bids for franchises by Los Angeles, which was headed by Bine Crosby and 3 Chicago sportsmen, and San Francisco, b a c k e d singularly by- wealthy A. J. aiorobito, would either be tabled until the league's sprine meeting or be accepted with the understanding that neither city operate until after the war. The only thing down to 'earth about Wednesday's activity, was the apology Ralph Brizzplara,-bus- iness manager or the Chicago Bears made ;to ' Ceorge Preson Marshall, owner of the Washington Redskins.·"..,-"... ,-' St. Grrf.. Co. E Bi: W. Cafe Swilt Co. 1 744 664 "741 320 2469 2 780 912 821 159 2672 2 733 .791 673 243 2440 LongSdt. Scrv. 1 721 '766 725 273 24851 den's levy. 'Commissioner Elnier Layden after their altercation at : the pro championship .playoil game in. Chicago Dec. 26, seemingly had settled their differences without benefit oE a hearing after protesting Lay- IKDUSTKIAL LEAGUE STANDINGS Rank Team 1--Holland Furnace . . 4 2 Plj-d. Won Lost SB 26 24 24 lows who had played the game were used to taking orders on the football field and knew what to expect. It was harder on the fellows who went in soft.' 2--Long Std. Service . 42 3-- Park Inn 42 4--Blk. Wht. Cafe.. 42 5--Phalen Cleaners - . 4 2 22 20 6--Swift Co 42 20 22 7--ODT Office 42 14 23 5 Guard. Co. E 42 10 32 r High series--Bucll Carmen. 602 : High single team--Black White Cafe, .667 .619 .571 .571 .524 .476 .333 .233 Hi«U 2693. series team-- Holland Furnace, FIGHT »ESl;LIS (Bj- The Assvflited Press) W«j»in»t»n--Billy Banks. 13i!i. Washington, outpointed Vic Crcclman, 135. New York. 8; Aaron Perry. 141. Washington, knocked out Red Brown, 140, Detroit. 2. ' . New Ilaren, C«nn Julie Kogon. 134. New Haven, outpointed Harry HiHIian. 134, Worcester. 10: Herman Badger. 170. New Haven, stripped Waddell Washington, 167. Worcester. 4. Newirk, N. l.~ Joe Curcio. I47'/4, Newark, outpointed Tony Rlecio. 145!i, Bayonne, ; Gtorfe Brown, 147»i. New York, outpointed Artie Tedesco; 144, Jersey City, «. . Ckldir*--Robert Simmons, 147. Indianapolis, outpointed Tommy Jameff. 147!^, Chicago, 12; Willie Moone. 130. Chicago, stopped Matt Powell. )«','·. Detroit. I. B*Itla»rt--Curtiss Sheppard. 183. Pittsburgh, outpointed Al Hart. 228. Washington. 12; Charley Hcj-Ie. Baltimore, out- pointed Pete Kelly. Philadelphia. 6. S«n Fr»nri«e»--Cecil Hudson. 147. San Jose.- outpointed Van McKutt 15J. Baltl- m«n, (10); Buddy Mllterd. 175. Houston, · eprtd · techntat knocMttt over CTBto, 1M, telUMrv (l). ' fecr^=--»-'*-' CATHEPIUE fox You'll be glad this neighbor asked you to Buy Bonds NE DAY SOON, a neighbor may stop by to talk about the Fourth War Loan and the share your locality is expected to play in it. Or, he may talk at a-War Bond rally at the high school. Chances are he'll ask if you'll buy more Bonds. Will you look on it as a request for a donation? Or will you look on it as an opportunity to build up the financial reserve every business man, farmer or employed person needs? No need to tell you it takes money to run a war. No need to tell you it's your war, your liberty at stake. But we're all human and just a little bit given to "letting George do it." Only this time we're all George. We've got to do it! And in buying those Bonds, we're doing ourselves as big a. service as we are our fighting men and our country. We're building strength--personal financial strength --with which to meet the inevitable problems of tomorrow. St. Paul, Mittntsol* MEWIRS Of fri.. «:« r. M.I "If,. wiTn«« N*wt," Tu«i., 6:43 P.^M.; 'Waht COB P. M.' and Sot'.. 7= IS f. M.-StoKon KXIU tefri FIGHT- INFANTILE · PARALYSIS, JANUARY ''. 14th-3Ist

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