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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 18 IB 1936 THIRTEEN ISTRICT MEETS FACE PREP CAGE TEAMS By Al Mitchell Out of the Pressbox BAMBINO EVIDENTLY ABOUT 16 big league baseball magnates are of th opinion that Babe Ruth isn't pos sessing managerial ability. Maybe he hasn't the right temperament Maybe they think he isn't smar smart enough. The magnates may be right both counts. But one thing Babe Ruth seems to have is a philosophic mind. * * * "I'm not going into the circus,' said Babe. "I'm not going into the restaurant business. I'm either going to be in baseball or I'm going to be idle. Baseball is the one thing I know. I am worth more to baseball than I am to the circus, to the restaurant business, or in any other strange field." Pretty good reasoning, Bambino! There are a lot of failures in this ·world because men would not stay in the game they knew. They wanted to get over into the other fellow's territory. Jacks of all trades and master of none! * * * BADMINTON WITHOUT A DOUBT the most complete sports record book ever compiled is Frank G. Menke's. new publication. Offhand, this department can find no sport in which the champion and his or her deeds are not listed. Cock fighting, codeball, badminton, bull fighting, corn husking, cricket, curling, weight lifting, roller polo, log rolling, roque, soaring --chapters on three sports and 80 other pastimes suggest the completeness of detail into which the book goes. TAKE BADMINTON, for instance. The game in this country is about 45 years old, an import from England, according to the book. Not many of us, including your correspondent, know much about badminton. It's a pastime I always get mixed up with duck-on-the-rock. But Menke reveals it is a whale of game, and in many parts of the country it threatens to obliterate outdoor tennis. Just listen to Menke: "Badminton is a game of terrific, sustained volleying. Ranking tennis players insist that three sets of badminton demand more energy than does a five set tennis match. "A SHUTTLECOCK substitutes for a ball in badminton, the shuttlecock being the shape of a small orange cut in half. It weighs 73 to 75 grains. On the flat side 14 to 16 feathers are imbedded, the feathers being 2 i to 2=i inches long. The racquet or "bat" can be any shape or size, but must not exceed 6 ounces in weight. "The shuttlecock must be hit while in air. If it falls to the ground it counts as a point against you. No one can hit a shuttlecock any definite distance if he hits the feathered side. He must strike the rounded side, else the shuttlecock will fail to clear the net, counting as a point against him. So the player actually must gauge the whirl of the bail before striking ai it for distance." MASON CITY HAS GOOD RECORD AS TOURNEYS START Sectional Opponents Fall Far Behind in Three Games at Home Court, FOR THE RECORDS SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT JT 1TM K Pi Stoi-rkrr I'Xrhrr Slilplry . Hcrf . . .· Uallncp . Hrnnrr . Manning \V. Wond O. iVcion Gilt . . . J'-G 13 BE-GAZETTE S American League Race May Be for Fifth Place MASO.Y CITV TOTALS . . I TOTALS 40 18 19 37 13 21 20 27 By STAFF WRITER Mason City high school goes into district tournament competition Thursday night at Estherville, starting its bid for a place in the final session of the state title competition, with a sectional tournament record that is pleasant to see--at least when only the bare figures are considered. In the sectional meeting. Mason Sty outscored three opposing teams by 110 points to 47; took 196 shots from the court in three games, and made 46 of them, or approximately one goal out of every four attempts; made 18 free throws and missed 19, and was charged with 37 fouls. ·' Lions Were Toughest. Opposing teams. Garner, Rock- 'ord and Clear Lake, were able to collect a total of only 82 shots and 17 points, making 13 goals out of their attempts. Six of the goals were made by Clear Lake, which al:o racked up 8 free throws out of he 21 scored for opposing teams. The Lions were by far the toughest ypposition that the Mohawks met in he tournament, and had come hrough a harder bracket than did ifason City, being forced to defeat 3t. Ansgar and Northw r ood to enter he final game. Opponents of the Mohawks fared far better ag personal fouls were charged with 37 set against the Mason City squad's defensive record, while the three defeated squads collected a total of only 27. Stoeclcer Leads Scoring. Howard Stoecker led the Mason City scoring in the tournament, dropping in 13 goals on 36 attempts, and adding 4 free throws for a total of 30 points. Running second was Everett Fletcher, who cracked the Clear Lake zone defense with 4 goals in the second half of the championship game. Fletcher had 43 shots, but caged only 9 goals. His ·i free tosses made a total of 22 points. Mason City will start its district tournament play at S:55 Thursday night, meeting Esth'erville in its first game. The team will leave Thursday morning for the site of the meet, driving to Estherville so as to arrive in time for a brief practice session in the afternoon. Says Mickey Cochrane: LAKELAND. Fla.. (CPA)--"The Tigers were good enough to win last year and with a better ball club I see no reason why we shouldn't repeat. While our club will be pretty much of. a stand pat affair. Al Simmons cxcepted, I feel that he will be the one player who will make the Tigers a much more feared aggregation. "It is my opinion that, as in judging the ability of Simmons, you can throw last year out as one of those bad seasons that come to every player. His showing- with the White'Sox docs not reflect his real ability. Simmons is a money ball player, does his best work when in the thick of the pennant fight and that is just where we are going to be all of the year. I am pulling for Simmons to get away well in the spring. If Al does there will be no stopping him and he will have one of his best years. "The other player to whom 1 look for better work is Schoolboy Rows. He should win at least five mote games than he did last season, when he started very slowly." Detroit Tiger Grows Wide Stripes Since '35 Season 'Milwaukee Duke' Hits* Apple With Detroit in Early Drills. MUCH OF THE FUN in badminton is provided, by the shuttlecock the editor goes on to say, which is a thing of many whims and antics. There is no telling where a shuttlecock may want to go. It seems Ruth himself could bust the thing squarely on the nozzle, but. the shut, tlecock might just fizz up a few feet in the air and drop like a 10 ton truck. You get an idea of what the game means in the British Isles- when Menke tells you there are 3.000 badminton clubs in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Canada also goes for it in a big way. * * * BASEBALL THE BOOK gives three of its 488 pages to badminton, and the largest section is devoted to baseball, rec- ods of which are exhaustive. Foot- bal, golf and horse racing get a big play. One of the important departments, this being an Olympic year, is the section giving results of the games and all-time records dating back to the 1896 revival. All in all, it's one of those things a sports writer can't get along without, and handy for the boys in the back room, too, where it may settle arguments that could lead to mayhem, et cetera. CHICKASAWS STRONG NEW HAMPTON--New Hampton high school, host to the second district basketball tournament this week, has an impressive season record. The Chickasaws won the first Northwest Iowa conference title as they piled up a total of 510 points in 15 games, while opponents were scoring- 266. Only one game was lost during the season, Waverly winning 39 to 19. Arthur E. Hewlett, former Coe college athlete, is coaching here for the first year, after eight seasons at Milford, Hewlett sent two teams into district tournaments at Milford. His New Hampon squad includes two seniors and three juniors, averages 6 feet tall, and is paced by Bob Struble, forward, who has been (Continued on Pace 14) Peona Won't Have League Team During Coming Year PEORIA, 111., (A 1 )--Prospects of organized baseball in Peoria dimmed Wednesday as it was learned that Judge W. c. Bramham, president of the National association of minor leagues, had reaffirmed his decision denying the Tractors the ight to enter the Western league. Judge Bramham, Peoria officials said, based his decision on the assumption that Peoria refused to ioin the Three Eye league in a preference for the Western. By PAUL MICKELSON Associated Press Sports Writer. LAKELAND, Fla.--It's going to be some job to hold that Tiger. Since the Chicago Cubs attempted to cage him in last year's world series, the Tiger from Detroit has jrown several wide stripes that promise to make him even stronger and more ferocious as he stalks the American league jungles in search of his third big pennant feast in as many hunts. The widest new stripe is Al Simmons, who suddenly seems to have :ound his old self in the Tiger lair. You wouldn't know the famous "Milwaukee Duke" this spring. Instead of pining and fretting as he did at season with Chicago, where his batting average dropped to a new low of .267, Al look's like the Al of his old days with the Athletics when he' pounded the ball at a .390 clip. Mickey Isn't Worrying. In fact, Manager Mickey Cochrane, the champion worrier o£ all baseball, isn't even worrying about him. He's convinced Al will hit $75,000 worth, the amount Detroit the White Sox for his contract, during the coming season. If Simmons conies through, the Tigers will have a strong hitting outfield for the first time in years. In their pennant drives in 1934 and '35, the Tigers never had more than one .300 hitter in their outfield. Cochrane has converted Chester Laabs, a fine looking and hard-hitting rookie from Fort Wayne, Ind., from an infielder into an outfielder in the event the veteran world series hero, Goose Goslin, has a bad year. With Simmons, Goslin and Pete Fox all going strong, Cochrane's outfield worries would be over. The rest of the lineup probably will be the same as that which captured the world title except that Don Ross, rookie from Beaumont, may oust Marvin Owen from his third base job. Ross, who acts and fields like Owen, is regarded as one of the best rookie finds of the season. Greenberi; Is Cinch. Hank Greenberg- is a cinch to take over the first basing when he signs but Cochrane is so impressed with another rookie, Rudolph York from Beaumont, that scribes with the team expect him to let him play j the opening game if for no other rea- 1 son than to show Big Hank that York is a qualified replacement. Tommy Bridges, Schoolboy Rowe, Elden Auker, General Crowder and Roxie Lawson will comprise the "big five" pitching staff at the start. Clarence (Red) Phillips, who won 20 and lost 11 for Beaumont last season, is rated as the best of the young hurlers. Phillips, facially a dead ringer for the great Walter Johnson, was with the Tigers for a short time in 1934. Legion Bouts Set Thursday at Ring Here Sooner, Cracker Set to Meet in Final Bout on Card. With the stage all set and the card lined up for the local ring premiere of 1936, the American Legion Wednesday announced preparations for its boxing show, to be held at the armory Thursday, were complete. Slim Craychee is matchmake for the Legion while Walt Irving is promoter. Fighters who come from widely separated parts of the country, Ok lahoma and Georgia, will mix in th main event when Curly Harris o Oklahoma City and Eddy White o Atlanta collide in a middlewcigh battle. Little is known locally abou either fighter, as it will be the firs test for the main-eventers in a Ma Eon City ring. Leo O'Gorman and Elmer Fritz both Mason Cityans. are matched in the semiwindup fight. Both an heavyweights and Irishmen, which should mean something, particularly since St. Patrick's day fell this week. George Kavaya, Mason City's fighting Serbian, tackles Leon De- Rock, another local boy who has fought here several times with varying degrees of success, in one of the preliminaries and Bill Rayfeldt high school puncher will square ofl against Leo Cashrnan in another prelim. Frank Murphy, 120 pounder who made a pleasing appearance here on the last fight card, will again box at the armory, - trying his skill against Al Douglas of Manly. Bud Keeny, another Manly slugger, will tackle Bob Kipper of this city in prelim and Glen Florenty of Joice faces a Mason City veteran lightweight, Tony Weitzel, in another match. Craychee will referee the fights. OLD TIMERS ON TOP OF LEAGUE Win Three, Tie for Honors «m Night's Scoring at Bowling Alleys. Allpj-s l-'-^l). WOMEN'S LEAGUE K. l.nnilbprc vs. niarminrt Bra^ri. l*F.v Miniso vs. style shditpe. ELIMINATION MATCH Thursday. I S-- Entry fee, $1. Please Register at Our Store Before 9 a. m. Saturday for the City Tournament. If you already have signed up please call and tell us which division you wish to play in. The following divisions are scheduled: Men's Singles, Women's Singles, Mixed Singles, Men's Doubles. 309 North Federal "Everything for Sport" oods Phone 545 Kenneth Suesens to Lead Iowa Cagers Next Season IOWA cITY. (/P--The University of Iowa'* 1936-37 basketball team will be captained by Kenneth Sue- sens, sophomore guard on this year's squad, who was the choice of major "I" lettermen. i Suesens. of Burlington, will be the first junior student to captain the basketball team since 192S: He succeeds John Barko of Muscatine, who was captain until his graduation Feb. 1. and Sid Rosenthal of Chicago, who completed the year as captain. MASON CITY ARMORY Thursday, March 19 8 Bouts--32 Rounds Admission, Gents, 40c Plus (Tax -- Women and Children, 25c, Plus Tax. The Old Timers, winning three straight, and tying for top scoring honors with Kozy Korner, on a total of 2,883 pins, led the City Bowling league Tuesday night. All other victorious teams won pairs, with the victories going to Stoddard's, the Globe-Gazette and Blumer's Golden Glow. The Moose Legion had a 1.052 single, while Ed Shannon rolled a 250 and L. A. Adams a 606. Table Tennis Entry List Shut Saturday Mason City table tennis champions will be selected from a list of more than 72 entrants, according- to an announcement by Emerson Decker of the Decker Brothers' sporting goods company, co-sponsors of tournament with SI. C. A. That many contestants had registered Tuesday in the city title contests. The entry iist will he closed Saturday morning a( 3 o'clock, and all entrants must be registered at the Decker Brothers shop before that time. Play will begin Monday at the Y. M.'C. A. Sobieskc, Veteran Fan, Bowler, 111 in Hospital S. ,7. Sohieske. veteran baseball fan and bowler of Mason CHj f , is seriously ill at Merc^- hospital. NATIONAL LEAGUE HAS TROUBLE TO FIND LAST TEAM Everyone in League Ready to Finish Up in Front of Other Ball Clubs. By EDDIE BRIETZ Associated 1'ress Sports M'riter WNTER HAVEN, Fla.; UP)--Begins to look like the real race in the American league will be for fifth place . . . No less than three managers are saying the worst they can do is lead the second ..division . . Bucky Harris of Washington will be disappointed if his team doesn't do even better . . . Jimmy Dykes thinks his White Sox arc a sure bet . . . And "Rogers Hornsby says it's in the cards for the Browns to finish right behind the leaders . . . All of which is a great break for Connie Mack . . . I f tlirce clubs wind up in fifth place, he will be sure of sixth . . . No need to say that is beyond his wildest dreams. The situation over in the National is a bit different . . . Here we are going to have trouble findin' a club to finish last Old Bill McKechnie swears bis Boston Eccs arc going out of the cellar for keeps And Bill' isn't the guy to do a lot of popping off. Jimmie Wilson of the Phillies is just as sure his team will not succeed the Bees . . . Casey Stengel :an't see anything- worse for his Dodgers than sixth place . . . And Charlie Dressen at Cincinnati has his eye on the first division . . There you are boys . . . It looks like just the spot for a last place pool. Don't take Bobby Jones too seriously when he say's that string- of 68's and 69's was rtne to luck . . . Those who saw him down here say he's red h o t . . Remember that when the Augusta invitational tourna- 'We Ought to Win' Ln Brother Paul Loosens Up Soup Bone Joins Mustang Varsity to Take Kinks Out of Salary Wing. Tim Detroit, Tigers won the pennant last season, and with a better ball club, there's no reason why they shouldn't repeal, t h i n k s Manager Mickey Coch- rnne. Osage Floor to Be Site for County Junior Cage Meet, Play Open Friday .MITCHKM, JUNIOR MEET At Osncc. , K R 1 0 A V OA.MKS -Mitchell vs. Ciirprnlp.r 7--Orclinrd v,. |.|tt|« r: F ilnr. ·SI, AnsRiir v.«. otrnnto. ·Jlireville v«. OsnKc. S A T I R D A V G A M K S (('unsoliition hi niDi-nliiK.) -- S e m i f i n a l s . H--rlnnl. OSAGE--The Mitchell county junior basketball tournament will 3e held at the high school gymnasium here Friday a.nd Saturday with .hrce trophies to be awarded. Eight teams will compete for the championship and consolation championship. DALLAS, Tex.. (.T)_paul Dean still was a holdout Wednesday but the sight of Southern Methodist's baseball candidates in action was too much for him. The St. Louis Cardinal pitcher asked permission "to work out a while if I won't be in the way,'' and until they found the big loose jointed pitcher was ineligible, the collegiate hurlcra abandoned thoughts of landing first string berths. Taking his first workout of the year. Dean threw long enough to warm up his arm and then went to the outfield where he spent an hour chasing fly balls. He also gave the Mustang pitchers pointers on how to hold'a Dean fast ball. Iowa Five to Play First Game of Catholic Tussle CHICAGO, CT)~St. Francis Council Bluffs. Iowa, which in of 33 games this season averaged 43 points, will clash with De La Salle in the opening game of the National Catholic Intel-scholastic Basketball tournament at Loyola academy. Thirty-two teams, selected on iheir records from IS states, are entered. BELT BOYS GET BEST MARKS ON BOARD OVALS Midwesterners Lead East Aces of Track, Field Events Are Split Evenly. NEW YORK, U'l _ Checkup on the results of sectional college and field championships during the past few weeks again reveals that the midwest and cast are "tops" in hoard track competition with the edge, if any. going to the boys from the corn belt. Except fo r the field events It's almost impossible to draw a comparison between the cast's intercollegiate A. A. A. A. meet, conducted for the last time on a metric basis this year, and the other college championships, but so far as it goes, the easterners seem to have run second to the Big Ten stars. The only field events held in all meets show a three way division among the east, the Big Ten and the central intercollegiate conference. Led by Ray Ellinwood of Chicago, who shattered the world indoor quarter mile record with a sparkling 4S.9 second performance, the Western conference aces, at their meet last Saturday, turned in the best times in the 60 yard dash, 440, mile, two mile and the mile relay.' DODGER CAPTAIN FORT DODGE, (.T(--John Merryman of Fort Dodge, former high school wrestling star, has been elected captain of the United States naval academy wrestling team for next season. He has been a. member o£ the Middies' mat squad for two seasons. He wrestles in the 155 pound division. Expect Four Year Record to Be Cut at Armour Run CHICAGO, (.-?)--The four year old meet record which Charles (Chuck) Hornbostel of Indiana set for the 880 yard run is expected to be smashed Saturday in the eighth annual Armour Tech relays to be run at the University of Chicago field- house. Hornbostel ran the distance! in 1:56.8 in the Armour relays of 1932. RESULTS n.v THF ASSOCIATE!) I'RESS PKNSAIOI.A--Nr-r Vnrk ( N ) ·;· At- laliln I S A ) ;. TAMPA--H(isnti (N) 7: rinr-lmiiiti ( X ) fi. SAX ANTONIO--chiciun 1X1 a; riiii- ImrKli ( X I . :;T. i'|.;TKKMiH;nr,--si. i.onis N 8: New York (A) 7. W I N T E K HAVEN--\Vnslllnclnn ( A ) H ; Allinny ( I I , ) -. 1.AUK WALES--Detroit (A) 18: Mllwnil- (AA) 11. ·pLASHTNG picfc-up... fivery power... smooth, qaiet J- speeds . . . unusual flexibility . . . Qldsmobile has everything yon want it to have--does everything yon want it to do! Just take the wheel and let the car itself convince you. 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