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Mason City, Iowa
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Mohawks Lose to Roosevelt Des Moines, 29-27 Last-Second Field Goal Goes In, Out Des M o i n e g -- A n attempted field goal that dipped · in and then bounced right-back out again as the f i n a l gun sounded left Mason City's basketball team 2 points short here Saturday night and sent the Mohawks down their second conference -loss Big Ten Basketball Rape Tied in 4-Way Knot Monday, Jan. 17, 1944 9 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE JUTHWORTH REUNION -- Maj. Billy Brooks South- orth, vacationing at v Columbus, Ohio,'after 15 months as flying fortress pilot in England, tells his dad, Manager Silly Southwoi-th of the St. Louis Cardinals, how he' helped op bombs on Germany. The major wears 5 decorations.' IORTH IOWA BASKETBALL kreene Stops pumont, 16-13 '-- A visiting Greene ketball team dumped ·Du'mont a low-scoring contest here, -13, The Greene victory was hieved by a 2nd-half comeback er trailing at halftime, 7-5.,It a Butler county' conference ne. Maifield played an outstand- game for Dumont, while the ene attack was sparked by ok, and Sperry." The Greene seconds downed the riant reserves, 10-7. )ice Downs tanly, 34-12 e--A tight defense held a basketball team to only 2 ijnts during the first half, and ice went .on to win, 34-12, here "a. non-conference encounter, he winners scored 17 points ' initial half, and held a 17-2 argin at that time. (ashua Dumps tockford, 36-30 iBockford -- Nashua downed lord here .in a non-confer: game, 36-30, after leading at : half, 19-14. Squires scored 12 nts for Rockford, while W. and Fisher notched 1C ! for Nashua.^ .. _ RocKfofd "seconds". gained venge, however, beating : the shua yearlings in an overtime Qtcst, 20-18.'fate Line loop Standings 1 State Line conference standings: Won Lost Pet way, 5-1,' 22-8, 34-18. Eugene mith' again was the top scorer r the Comets with'9 points, and ittleson for the -Saints, with 8 oints. The Comets go to Waverly r a game with -the Gohawks, uesday. night. Friday night they ay the Nora Springs Oriole's at harles City. ludd Defeats Charles City I. C. Charles City--Down in the loss olumn was the lot of the Im- naculate Conception academy asketeers of Ch'arles City, when icy traveled to Rudd, for a 41 to 6 drubbing from the Rudd high chool qUint. For Rudd, Bohlem ed the scoring 'with 11 points, vhile Gene Kuehn for I. C. A. led he scoring with 8 points. .The Rudd second team also gave ie Charles City second team a rubbing, 19 to 5. I. C. A. "was .inus their star, Staudt. Hampton Defeats Cresco Cresco--New Hampton's Chicks efeated Cresco here in a North- ast Iowa conference game, 33-21. City kota .-.. .833 .666 .666 nstrong 3 3 [lompson ....... 2 4 dyard -.. .'....." 0 6 loldfield Stops Je Team, 30-20 oldfield--The Goldfield high cagers defeated the Bode ntet on the local floor by. the i .of 30 to 20 in a 'well played ed by Keen, with 10 points 'Indians- went into a 6 to 2 at'the quarter and were ou I front 13 to 11 at the intermis In the 2nd half Coach Fear i squad outscored their oppon , 17 to 9. turned in a fine .game | guard for the winners and col led 7 points for 2nd high scor honors for f;he evening. Op and H. Rood starred for tin s. Celly of the Indians, V. Rooi Opheim left the game via th' \i\ route as 33 fouls were callec a curtain raiser the loca onds won 14 to 8 as Haynes 10 points for the winners. The Goldfield cagers will play Little 9 tournament to b yed at LuVerne on Thursday ' and Saturday ot this week jrystdl Lake, sfondv Split ' ' " take -- Crystal Lak a doubleheader basketba' ne , here with Leland. Th ker girls lost to Leland 32 to 22 p Rose was high for the loser ':h 12 points while M. Thomp i was high with 24 for the win The Laker boys won 15 t Gale Lonning had 7 points fo Lakers while Houston had tlie losers. tmets Holt Ansgor Charles City--The Charles cit school Comets journeyed t Ansgar where they took th Ansgar high school Saints t (cleaning, 45 to 23, leading a PONTIAC [Prescribed. Service car is an essential part r transportation »n the front during the war. It St be kept rolling. That is r job. Drive in now for d-winter check-up . '.. John Gallagher, Inc. S. Delaware Ph»nc 1M4 the season against Roosevelt high, 29-27. Five points behind and only 2 minutes remaining in. the fourth quarter, C o a c h Bud' Sitter's charges almost turned the trick. Forward Ait Wagner sank a free throw and Gus DiMarco connected from far out to cut Roosevelt's margin to 2 markers. The victors'then took control of the ball and held it until the last 10 seconds, when DiMarco tried his desperate long shot that exasperatingly. went in and out. The-loss put Mason City in a tie for third place with. Fort Dodge in the-Big Seven loop. The Cardinal and Black league record is now 2-2, and the season's mark is 5 victories and 4 losses. By virtue of its triumph,-Roosevelt remained the only unbeaten club in the circuit $ and thereby held the top rung. ; « Despite the fact that the Mohawks trailed most" of the way, the game was close at all times and the outcome was never definite. The Sutermen jumped off to ,a 7-3 lead in the initial quarter,- but the Rough Riders tied it up and went ahead to stay. The Cardinal and Black trailed at haUUme, 16-15, and again at the end of the third quarter, 2521. Loss of Forward Die Zeigler at the end of the third quarter on personal fouls slowed the Mohawk attack. He dumped in 6 points before he left however. Center Verlyn Rutt's rebound work and shooting played ,a big part in the Mohawk offense. He led the scoring with 10 points on 5 buckets. / And despite the fact that Mason City lost out, the club played a good game and ,/Suter and Assistant Joe Rogers were pleased With the type of contest played. ·. The Mohawks will return to action on the home court Friday and Saturday nights, facing East and West Waterloo on consecutive nights. Friday's program will feature 3 games, the sophomores meeting Fertile in the first tilt and the. reserves taking on the Nashua varsity team in the second encounter. ' . B y BUCKY O'CONNOR Chicago, UP) --The Big Ten .basketball race was tied up in a 4-way knot Monday with Purdue, Northwestern, Ohio State and Iowa on top, but either the Wildcats or the Buckeyes will fall from the elite unbeaten class by week's enoV. They are to meet Saturday at Evanston in the feature of a 5 game conference bill which brings Illinois to Iowa, and Michigan to Purdue for sets of. 2 contests Friday and Saturday. Powered in Urge measure by Frisch Back From Aleutians-,-Almost Loses Voice Talking Ball to Eager Service Men * *. * * By JACK CUDDY Pittsburgh pilot rasped. "And New Kochelle, N. Y., (U.PJ ,-- they really enjoyed those ptc- Frog-voiced Frankie Frisch,-- tures; they were that baseball winners started early and a 13-6 halftime lead. John 'he teld liVildman of Cresco topped the vening's scorers with 11 points, talkbruner had 9 for New Hamp- on. -:-Jhe Cresco seconds:stopped the Vew Hampton yearlings, 27-18. Northeast Iowa -oop Standings New Hampton--The .Northeast owa conference title Is likely to )e decided Friday night when Oelwein and Waverly tangle for heir "decisive" game. The Huskes have lost but one conference [ame, that to the. Go-Hawks, who lave an unblemished loop; record. Chances are that the crack Waverly team will roll along, un- roubled. Games last week ended as expected, ·ames last Friday: Waverly 45, Osage 26. Oelwein 39, Decorah 11. New Hampton 34, Cresco 21. Games this Friday: Oelwein at Waverly. Cresco at Decorah. Osage at New Hampton. The standing: . W. I,. Pet Waverly 4 0 1.000 Oelwein 2 1 - .667 few Hampton /.. 3 2 .600 'rcsco ":.-... 1 2 .333 3sage 1 3 .250 Decorah 0 3' .000 RANGERS WIN FIRST OF YEAR By UNITED PRESS The New York Rangers gained their first victory of the new year Sunday night, defeating the Boston Bruins 'S to 6 in one of the 3 National hockey league games played. In the others, the Detroit Red W i n g s defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 and the Chicago Btackhawks gained a 1-1 tie with the league leading Montreal Ca- nadiens. Coming from wrong end of a 5-2 score at the end of the first pe riod, the Rangers kept Boston from scoring until the last 3 minutes of t h e ' g a m e while netting the 'puck-3 times themselves in each of the last 2 period. Bryan Hextall starred for the New Yorkers with the tying and winning markers. Detroit and Toronto played through the first 2 periods at 1-1 but Dalton Smith made his first major league goal in the third to start the Wings to victory. Murray Armstrong paced the winners with a goal and 3 assists. Goalie Mike' Karakas led the Blackhawks to their tie, turning back repeated Montreal charges. 2 ROOKIES HIT GRAND SLAM New York, (U.R) --Two rookies and two veterans accounted for the four homers hit with the bases loaded during the 1943 American league season. They were Joe Gordon of the Yankees and Rudy York of Detroit and rookies Vince Castino, White Sox catcher, and Frank Skaff, of the Athletics. Saturday night the Mason City and West Waterloo sophomores will clash in the opening engagement. MASON cur orj Zeigler. £ ...-, Brans, 1' .', Rutt, c Miller, "g ... DiMarco, g . Wagner, f .. Johnson, f . Kelster, g Cerney, g . TOTALS ROOSEVELT (39) Hays, r Chaf«. I Lord, c Laster. g Zlrbel, g Miler. f Clark, f o 0. 0= 0 1 0 0 0 3 (I 2 1 I 1 a Don Grate, 6 ft. Z in. sophomore, Ohio State thundered to twin victories over Indiana last week in its first conference tests and may prove extremely troublesome for the Wildcats, currently favored to wrest the Big Ten crown from Illinois. Grate.whipped in 23 points Saturday and 21 Friday to £»n the highest point average, a game in the league. The losses were Indiana's second and third, against no. victories. · · . Another development on the individual scoring front was the emergence of Wisconsin's veteran center, Ray Patterson, as conference leader. He came through with 35 points in his team's dual triumph over Michigan and now boasts a total o£ 60 for 5 games. Tom King, Michigan forward, who led the parade last week with 40 points, made 13 Friday but was held to 3 Saturday. This dropped him to second place, 4 points, behind Patterson. The Badgers chalked up their second and third league victories at Michigan's expense, whipping the \Volverines, 50-41 and 42-31. It was Michigan's third loss against 1 victory and- virtually eliminated Coach Bennie .Oosterbaan's 5 from championship running. : · Nevertheless the Wolves have a great ."nuisance value," 'for they have an opportunity to knock off Purdue which has registered its 4 wins over Chicago, Indiana and Minnesota, all comparatively weak. The Boilermakers dealt Minnesota its third and fourth defeats over the weekend. 51-38 and 43-17. THE SURPRISE'TEAM OF THE SEASON; IOWA, will return to conference play after whipping Augustana, 56-30. At the outset of the season it looked as though Coach Lawrence (Pops) Harrison would have trouble putting a team on the floor. Without a single veteran, or even a holdover from last year's freshman squad, the Hawk- eyes frequently have not had enough squad members for scrimmage drills. But they've plugged ^ilong and now approach the Illinois contest unbeaten in 2 conference starts. The Illini came back after 2 straight defeats by Wisconsin and just back from a 6-weeks tour of the Alaskan and Aleutian service camps, croakingly reports that there's "regular hot- stove-league interest in baseball up there," despite the climate. The Pirates' fiery manager said he found the North Pacific service men such eager listeners and so full of Questions that "I practically lost my voice, talking to them," We located (he former Fordham flash in a drugstore near his Fenimore Road home. He , was purchasing some lozenges for his larynx. "When the other . fellows get home," he said, "I'll' bet they won't be able to whisper." By the "other fellows" he meant Stan Musial and Danny Lilwhilcr- of the Cardinals, Hank Bprowy of the Yankees, and Dixie Walker of the Dodgers--the players who had accompanied him on the totTr. They will be back in a week'or so, he explained. "We showed the boys movies of the last world .series," the hungry. We talked to them about the series and about baseball In general. Then they came at us with questions. They really went to work on Musial, asking him what happened to the Cards in the series. Dixie Walker was hard-pressed, too, explaining the Dodgers' situation. Borowy had easier sailing with the Yanks. They asked me all about Bip Sewell's "ephus 1 ball and about the Cards' old gas house gang. Then they' wanted to know things like: Was Joe DiMaggio or Ted Williams the better batter? "We got as big a kick out ot it as they did, I guess. We were so surprised at their eagerness. We moved fast from one place to another up there, giving 5 or 6 shows a day. Sometimes we'd' walk the real short jumps; other times we'd go by plane. It was fun; but it was work, too. I discovered I wasn't as young as I used to be." Frisch is 45. Did Frankie see any baseball played up there? ' "Are you kidding?" he flung back, with a reminiscerft shiver. "1 should say not--at this time of the year. But we did see one hockey game, and plenty of skiing." Did the service men seem to favor continuance of wartime sports? "That desire was quite prevalent," he said. Frisch was delighted that he had made the trip; Wouldn't have missed it for the world, lie said it gave him a new slant on the eagerness with which sports news is received by service men in far-off places. It will give him additional reason to try to put on the field the best team possible this season. When -Frankie arrived Sunday he telephoned President William E. Benswanger of the Pirates at Pittsburgh and congratulated him on getting Babe Dahlgren as first-base replacement for Elbie Fletcher, recently drafted. Friseh and Benswanger will confer this week about spring training preparations. Frisch concluded, "Training at Muncie, Ind., will seem like going south for me--after being in the Aleutians." IOWA, SOLDIERS TOP LISTING OF UNBEATEN TEAM Albright Lone Club in East With Perfect Mark; DePaul Dropped By TED MEIER New York, (tP)--C a m p Grant ' and Iowa in the midwest and Albright in the east moved to the top of the unbeaten college basketball list Monday following DePaul's surprise defeat by little Valparaiso of Indiana. Valparaiso rudely ended De-\ Paul's hopes of an unbeaten season by upsctiiiis the Chicagoans, G5-57, ending the Demons' 13- gamc winning streak. Camp Grant now has won 13 in a row. Iowa and Albright each boast 7 straight. L e a d i n g developments of a week which, saw play restricted mostly (o sectional contests, included the. 15-12. victory Penn State scored over Fiti; Temple's 5-game winninr streak shattered by St. John's of Brooklyn; the Z victories of the Norfolk, Va., naval training stalion over the Norfolk air station and Duke; Idaho's upset of Washington State the 2 game split between Rice and Arkansas; and Ohio State's Z triumphs over Indiana. WEEK'S'BOXING PROGRAM LIGHT New York, (U.R) --This week's mediocre national boxing schedule is topped by a 10-round bout Monday night at Baltimore between Joe Baksi, rugged young Pennsylvania heavy contender, and Dan Merrilt of Chicago. The rest of the schedule includes: Monday night--Lynn, Mass.-Jackie Caparell vs. Johnny Jones; New Haven, Conn.--Herman Badgett vs. Vinc'e Pimpinelli; Newark, N. J.--Mike Belloise vs. Frankie Bove; Washington--Nick Latsios vs. Charley Bennett; Scranton, Pa.--Joe Reddick vs. Freddie Wilson; Trenton, N. J.-Larry Lane vs. Danny 'Cox; San Francisco--Willie Joyce vs. Victor Grupico. Tuesday--New Bedford, Mass. i o 14 VI a o 3 3 1 0 1 0 SENATORS' STADIUM TOUGH New York, (U.R) -- All American league clubs, including the Washington-Senators, had trouble hitting home runs in spacious Griffith Stadium in the nation's capital. Only 24 circuit blows were made there all season, and more than hair of those--13 -- were hit at night. Rudy York of the Tigers and Bob Johnson, formerly-of the Senators, each got 2 to pace the circuit for homers-there. Michigan to whip Chicago Friday, 69-32; - - - ' - '· --- . - : . - _ . . Three Big Ten quintets will meet non-conference opponents on this week's program. Northwestern plays Notre Dame at the Chicago stadium Friday, Minnesota goes to Nebraska Saturday and Indiana entertains Miami of Oxford, Ohio, the same night. Big Ten conference standings: ' W. L. PCT. PTS. OP. ,PTS. Purdue N. West'rn Ohio State Iowa Wisconsin Illinois 125 105 84 73 --Tony Martin vs. Larney Moore; Hartford, Conn.--Phil Terranova vs. Richie Miyashio (non-title); Cleveland--Lloyd Marshall vs. Nate Bolden; Los Angeles--Luis Castillo ys,;.j31w6od Romero;,New York (Broadway)--Bummy Davis vs. Buster Beaupre; \Vhite Plains, N. Y.--Rocky Graziano vs. Phil Enzenga. Wednesday--Elizabeth, N. J.-Buddy Farrell vs. Willie Cheatum. Thursday--Portland, Me.--Coley 'Welch vs. Johnny Dinazzo; Fall Hiver, Mass.--Johnny Walker vs. Verne Patterson; Pittsburgh -- Bepbee W"Sht vs. Bobby Simmons; Philadelphia--Eddie Ciosa Nelson Leads Open Field in Final Rounds By JACK HEREFORD San Francisco, (U.R)--Byron Nelson o£ Toledo, Ohio, held a commanding 5 stroke lead Monday as the field teed off for the last round of the $10,000 San Francisco open. Nelson, playing some of the best golf of his career, fired his 3rd sub par round-Sunday, carding a 4 under par 68 for a 54-hole total of 205. , Unperturbed by the more than 16,000 fans who crowded the fairways. Nelson matched his opening day performance to again tie the Long Harding park course tournament record. Saturday he shot a 69. r Harold McSpadcn, winner of the Los Angeles open last week, held 2nd place with his 3rd 70 and a total of 210:. Nelson's margin, coupled with even par Monday will_force any other entry to break tHe course record"to beat him. Sammy Byrd, Detroitj was 3rd with a 72 hole total of 211. He shot a 70 Sunday. He was followed by Lloyd Mangrum of Los Angeles, who carded a 71 for a total pair of heavy Army shoes vs. Ruby Garcia. Friday Worcester, Mass. -Frankie Young vs. Leo Sawicki; Washington -- Vic Creelman vs. Aaron Perry; Hollywood, Cal.-Eddie Booker vs. Archie Moore. Saturday -- New York (Ridgewood)--Lee Oma vs. Danny Cox. JOHNNY DAWSON AMATEUR AGAIN Ix5 Angeles, (/P;--Johnny Dawson, one of the nation's topnotch golfers, has been reinstated as an amateur after a wait of 2 years, of 212. Mangrum will report for army service Tuesday. Nelson, the pre-tourney favorite, covered the course on a pair of 34's. His round included 7 birdies and 3 bogies and was featured by a 20 foot putt on the 7th hole. John Bulla of Chicago matched Nelson's round for the day and his 6S gave him a total of 218, behind Art Bell of San Francisco and George Fazzio of Pine Valley, N. J., who had 215's and Harry "hooper of Minneapolis who had 217. Grouped at 218 were Ellsw ( orth Vines, Monterey Park, Cal., and Joe Kirkwood, Jr., o£ Philadelphia. They were followed by Mark Fry, Oakland, 219; Barney Clark, Denver, 221; Craig Vvood, Mamaroneck, N. Y., Jim Ferrier. Chicago, and Willie Goggin, White Plains, N. Y., all 222; John Revolts, Evanston, 111., 223; Jimmy Hines, Amsterdam, N. Y., and Olin Dutra, Los Angeles, 224; Neil Christian, Spokane, Wash., and Ted Longworth, Portland, Ore., all 225. KELLER HAD 86 RBI New York, U.R) -- Charley Keller's 1943 batting average was only .271, but.the_Yankce slugger was a handy man to have around with men on base. He drove in 86 runs and hit into infield double pliiys only 7 times in 141 games, about one-third of the total double play balls hit by other distance sluggers Hawks Beat Augustana in 56-30 Tilt Iowa City, (Jf)--Shaking off a scrappy Augustana team from Rock Island, 111., in a 2nd half surge, the Iowa cage kids racked up their 7th straight victory, 56-30, in a non-conference game before 900 fans here Saturday night. Their high geared scaring offense held to only 10 points in the first 10 minutes by the lanky Augies, the Hawkeyes managed to pull away to a 21-7 lead at halftime. \ Then they took about 5 minutes to get wanned up in the 2nd period. After that it was smooth sailing to remain the Big Ten's only undefeated club. Finding the basket difficult to hit with accuracy early in the game, the cage kids scored only 2 points, on free throws, in the first 5 minutes, but their superior floor play gave them an edge over Augustana. Dick Ives, Iowa forward, led the scoring with 17 points. Ned Potteb, guard who hadn't tallied * field goal in 3 games, collected 10 paints for the Hawkeyes. Gib Fjellman, battling Augie center, scored 11 points, 7 of them from the free throw line. THE CLUBHOUSE By HAROLD CLAASSEN Associated Press Sports Writer Box score: IOWA Ives. £ . Walter. / ..'.'..'.'.".".'.'.'.I'. '{ Danncr. f , 4 Masnusson, f 2 Herwig. c .. o G rail cm, c-g 4 Postels. [ 4 Spencer, R i Krcmer. K f) Hushes, f o Totals AUGUSTANA C. Johnson. I , H. Johnson, I Mattson. f Scrsig, f-g Olson, f ...., of conductor he'announced Sunday night. the p,euiri usr STRAlGdT-TiVlE. eer-reR MARK WAS MAoe ey *4o ser r*e. PACE, S, SeeAjrfi/s] iM Dawson said he received news, in a telegram from the United States Golf association following its recent executive meeting in Chicago. Dawson became ineligible to compete in national amateur meets because he formerly worked in a sporting goods store selling golf equipment. Church Loop Volleyball to Begin Play The Y. M. C. A. church volleyball league gets under way Tuesday night at 8 o'clock in the Y gym. The Jewish team drew the Baptists for the 1st round, the Corjgos drew the Wesley Methodists while the Lutherans and the First Methodists clash. Spectators and wives of players are invited to come and a social evening can be made of the events each Tuesday for' the season. a nation-wide furore recently | Fjellman. c . ^nnstrom, g ,,*.^ .Inlander. g-f '."'.. My^selection as the No. 1 sports achievement took, no athletic skill " ^ . , needed * lammci "' 4 n a i l s and a P air ot .Peach baskets were They were combined one day in the winter of 1891 when Dr James A. Naismith lacked (he 2 baskets to the bottom of the indoor mezzanine running track at Springfield college in Springfield Mass and invented basketball-- the sport that now draws more spectators a year than any other sport in the United States. Right there Dr. Naismith, who died a few years ago in Kansas, DR.. NAISMITH DEAR OLD RUTGERS 56 IP 6 1 lals 10 10 13 30 Halftime score: Iowa 24, Augus- tann 7. Free throws missed: Iowa--Herwig 4, Grafton, Postels, Spencei- 3. Augustana--H. Johnson, Fjell- mnn 4, Rolander 2, Lack. Officials: Al Barnes and Nick Kearns. WAKEFIELD LED IN DOUBLES New York, (U.R)--Rookie Dick Wakeficld, the D e t r o i t Tigers' leading hitter and second high, man in the American league, led the circuit in doubles among his other accomplishments.' Wakefield hit 38 two-base blows, the lowest number of doubles to lead the loop ^ince 1918, when Tris Speaker knocked out 33 to pace the league. K isn't that cotton fakes so much from the soil, but that clean cultivation leaves the soil defenseless against erosion. Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your Globe-Gazette carrier boy. RED SOX COULDN'T CONNECT New York, (U.R)--Cleveland Stadium's fences proved a bit difficult for the Boston Red Sox to clear last season. The Sox were able to hit only 4 home runs there during the entire campaign, 3 of them at night. Jim Tabor got 2 of the nocturnal circuit blows and Leon Culbertson hit the other. Rookie George Metkovich hit the daytime homer. Politicians once thought it would take 2,000 years to settle the United States, but the trick was done in a century. became the only out-and-out invcntor^of a major sport, all others being evolved from a forebear. And the 2nd greatest sports achievement this country ever saw was no more athletic than tile first. Event No. 2 took place in 1831 when a "young, fuzz-faced draftsman named-Alexander J. Cartwright drew a square with his quill pen on a sheet of white paper and later, using Ihe drawing as the blueprint for a playing field, gave dignity and substance to the "One-Old Cat game his friend--Abner Doubleday--had devised from rounders that spring at Cooperslown, N. Y. Cartwright's layout was 90 feet from base to base--a distance that never has been changed and his contribution was known as a "square" until years later when the magnates set the square on end to provide space for seats near the playing field. That's how the square became a diamond, baseball was born and the United States ultimately got to know Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig Rogers Hornsby, Dizzy Dean and thousands of others. And the 3rd greatest sports achievement? I'll bequeath the honor to the nameless individual who brought to the United States a set of rales governing English football--a sport in existence in one variety or other since 5M B. C. when the Spartans called it harpaston Rutgers and Princeton decided in 1865 that a game could be made ot football kicking and on Nov. 13, 1869, they played the first intercollegiate contest. From that humble beginning the United States got to know A. A. Stagg, Waller Eckersall, Willie Heston, Red Grange, Nile Kinnick. Tommy Harmon and the location of South Bend, Ind Maybe they are not the greatest achievements but i f . t h e y hadn't happened the national sports pages today probably would be devotee to checkers and dominoes. · ... . PETE SAYS: ViU.rr «i Ihe Hi Front i* to be prepuret l.r tko eventualities . . . Insure!

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