Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on March 19, 1936 · Page 15
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Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, March 19, 1936
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B1ASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 19 1936 FIFTEEN 1 SHARPSHOOTING BREAKS OUT IN CAGE WAR DISTRICT BATTLE FACES TEAMS IN IOWA TITLE RACE Mason City at Estherville for Tourney; Iowa City Tries to Stop Davenport. DES MOINES, OP)--The sharp- shooting broke out again Thursday in the Iowa, boys high school basketball warfare. The firing- crackled, on eight fronts as play started in the district tournaments, the last testing ground before the championship finals at Des Moines next week. Sixteen teams will'emerge undefeated Saturday night from sectional and district conflicts to qualify for the finals. There will be eight Class A and eight Class B teams NEWS OF GAME Arrangements were made Thursday by the Globe-Gazette to receive a quarter-by-quarter account of the Mohawks' first game in the district meet at Estherville. in which they are paired against the host city. The tournament game starts at 8:55 Thursday night and telephonic connections to the Globe- Gazette immediately following each period of the game will notify followers of the state champions of the team's progress in its efforts in the district. Accounts of each quarter will be posted upon the bulletin board in front of the newspaper office immediately upon -receipt. left in the running for the title, hut they'll lose their classification in the championship meet. Mason City, the 1935 champion, resumes its bid for a second championship in the eighth district at Estherville. East Playa Cherokee. East Sioux City, the team roost likely to halt Mason City if the Mohawks are stopped short of Des Moines, opens the Estherville tour- SPRING COATS Have Yours Cleaned NOW! Phone 788 I THE MEN'S SHOE STOKE | The Longer Wear in FLORSHEIM SHOES means Lower Cost in the long- run It's as simple ap A-B-C! When shoes wear as long as Florsheims do and still look good, their price has to be considered low. . . . That's what we mean by the genuine economy of Florsheim high quality. Most ij Slylri 75 nament against Cherokee, winner of the Lakes conference title. Davenport, rated as a hot championship possibility, appears headed for trouble Thursday night when the Blue Devils clash with Iowa City's formidable team at Davenport. The Blue Devils whipped the Hawlets twice during .the regular season, but only by a few points. Should Davenport get by the university city team, it will run smack into Burlington's powerhouse which probably will not have any difficulty disposing of Tipton in a first round frame. Up at New Hampton in northeast Iowa. Dubuquc. a "" contender for final honors, battled Postville in the first clap.s A game in the second district. Quasqucton and Fredericksburg open the tournament. Waterloo West, the favorite along Hansell Girls Nip Manilla by 21 to 18 North Iowa Entry in State Meet Wins at Des Moines. DES MOINES, (.PI -- H a n s e l l turned in an upset in the second game of the Iowa girls' high school basketball tournament by nipping- Manilla. 21 to 18. It was the first defeat in 17 games for Manilla. Watervillc, the other undefeated team in the meet, won 21 to 12 over E-GAZETTE S Boston Bees Destroy Lease on Cellar Farragut. Watcrville went into an early Ic-ad and held its advantage throughout the game. Farragut was weakened by the loss of Thclma Acord, its high scoring star who is quarantined with scarlet fever. Puls, forward, led the Waterville scoring with 7 points. Boxscore: WATERVILLE--21 fi FT F Pills f 3 1 1 Gronna f 0 0 n Schermanson f . . . . 0 0 0 Hanson f I) 1 0 K. Hanson g 0 (I X Warcbiirff g 0 0 3 Hermanson g 0 0 3 Totals FARKAGUT--12 Burdick f Stewart f Davis Gruber g Hyah % Bidwell g- 5 FT 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 Totals 4 4 7 Referee: K. L. Bemier of Iowa Teachers; umpire, Verle Davis of Penn, Baseball Team Honored. CRYSTAL LAKE--Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Jensen gave a banquet Tuesday evening for the basketball boys and their coach, Supt. Ed McGreevey. The banquet was carried out in the St. Patrick's day colors. Five of the players will be lost this year by graduation. Ivan Scanlon, Richard Rose, Richard Rabe, Curtis Jensen and Clarence Steiff. B O X I N G MASON CITY ARMORY Thursday, March 19 8 Bouts--32 Rounds Admission, Gents, 40c Plus Tax -- Women and Children, 25c, Plus Tax. YOUNG TEAM SET TO REPLACE OLD VETERANS OF '35 Better Balanced Squad Get: Ready for Opening Day After Big Breakup. By PAUL MICKELSON Associated I'ress Sports Writer ST. PETERSBURG. Fla., (.-Pi- Bill McKechnie and his busy Boston Bees are so confident of moving up in the baseball world this year that they've destroyed their National league basement lease in advance. "We're not going to finish last in 1936," promised the iron gray haired keeper of the Bees. "We've already ripped up the lease on that cellar and intend to move into better quarters . . . anyone who underestimates us is going to get stung." Sharp Contrasts. Boston's spring squads of 1833 and '36 contrast sharply. A year ago the club relied heavily on a veteran cast, headed by Babe Ruth. The. Bambino quit in disgust before the season was well under way and the club wound up with 115 defeats, a record for losses. This year youth is getting its chance under the construction plans of shrewd Bob Quinn, back at the helm as president. Even the traditional name of the "Braves" has been discarded for that of the "Bees." It's a complete new deal, Spirit is running- high. There seems to be no question but that the 1936 team will be far better balanced. Sacrifice Pitchers. Pitchers Dutch Brandt and Fred Frankhousc had to be sacrificed in off season deals to gain strength at other points, but McKechnie predicts he will have a capable hurling staff. The infield looks well set with Tony Cuccinello, obtained from Brooklyn, at second; Bill Urbanski at shortstop, Art Whitney at third and possibly Baxter Jordan at first. The outfield rates as a .300 hitting trio with Rupert Thompson in right, Hal Lee in left and the heavy hitting- Wally Berger in center. Catching, one of the big- weaknesses last season, will be ably cared for by Al Lopez, obtained from Brooklyn. Pioneers Send Five After Conference Swim Laurels GRINNELL. OP) -- Five Grinnell swimmers left Thursday for St. Louis where they will compete in the Missouri Valley meet. The Pioneer entries: Boyd Burchard, diver and free style; Walter Foster, breast stroke; Howard Whitney, free style; Earl Melgard, back stroke and free style, Harry Livermore, diver and style. and free Iowa Fisheries Head Let Out By State Game Board DES MOINES, (.T)--The Iowa conservation commission announced the release of Ves Baur, state superintendent of fisheries, asserting in a statement, "the commission finds that a man of more executive experience is needed." Says Charley Grimm: * * * * V * * * * CATALINA ISLAND, Cal.--"I certainly must take issue with the experts, as well as some of the National league managers, who are insisting- that we won the pennant in a matter of three weeks. The impression prevails that the Cubs were simply lucky over that period and by playing- over their heads enjoyed a winning streak that won the National league pennant. "All the criticism may be true except that we were playing over our heads. I never saw a ball club in a long- winning streak that took things as nonchalantly as the Cubs did. No one seemed to be under a strain until near the end of the long string- of wins. "T feel that we had the best young club in the league last year and it is going- to be a much better team. The confidence gained by winning- the pennant is going to make us a much improved ball club. We won't need any 21-game winning streak to put us over this year. "If Lon Warneke's arm is as good as ever--and it seems that way now--we ought to repeat." OUT OF THE PRESSBOX -By Al Mitcheir |THE MEJC5 SHOE STORE I A SELECTION OF BRAND NEW STYLES I Built to give preme foot-ease and freedom in your walk . . . Smart because they're styled for "Best Dressers" . . . Amazingly economical because they're yours at for Spring ilitiiaiti 105 NORTH FEDERAL AVENUE KE\V HAMPTON, IOWA March I T . 1336. A l M i t c h e l l . Spcrla Editor r.lonc-Gazrttc Mason City. Iowa Dcnr M: Now t h a t every sports e d i t o r tnrludir.c; yourself has t a k e n a c r a c k at New Hampton and accused t h e m of beinc a f r a i d of Mason C i t y , l e i ' s look .at our side of It. New H a m p t o n t r i e d d u r i n g t h e season t o schedule Kames w i t h Mason Ci'y. rm- h n q u e and Davenport. The t e n t a t i v e pamc with MrtSOH City was thrmvii f»lt sn that xvc could pliiy Charles Cit.v tlierc for the only scheduled Rame w i t h t h e Comets. Charles Cit.v a u t h o r i t i e s needed n home pame in .l.inuary. New H a m p t o n also v.-antcd a n o t h e r home e,ame hut f r i e n d s h i p between the two towns brought cancellation of the New Hampton-Mason City game. The s t a i r j u n i o r collect t o u r n a m e n t holdover spoiled the next meeting. Scratch hack in t h e record" books and you will f i n d New H a m p t o n host to the' district t o u r n n - mcnt in 193t. and what did we have in t h e district B u f f a l o Center. Garner. Gold- f i e l d and some other towns that we had no r i v a l r y toward. I suppose New Hamp- lon arrnnired t h a t tow. 1 New Hampton Jr-st in t h e first round and the t o u r n a m e n t was a flop. New Hampton went to the Mason Cit.v d i s t r i c t in 19:10. St. Ansqar's contention t h a t the S:ason City t o u r n a m e n t s are conducted to give Mason city all of the breaks a p p a r e n t l y is not u n f o u n d e d as many complaints have heen received in DCS Moines about t h e practice. If New H a m p t o n was in another d i s t r i c t we would not he playinc to home crowds. We are in northeast Iowa, not n o r t h central or east central. Dubttqtic has never supported a tournament, lo the extent t h a t financial conditions demand, and mileage and expenses total S700 to place the tour- n a m e n t there. West Union had too small a floor and finally New Hampton has the blKfiesl. pyrn and has a l w a y s supported l o u r n a m e n l s . E K F A I R . GIVK THK NEW HAMPTON SIDE OF IT. Sincerely, AND THE ANSWEK. FIRST. JERRY . . . read Tuesday's basketball story again, in the Globe-Gazette. This time, don't read something into it that isn't there It says this: 1. No team should be protected in state title play by the device of moving worthy opponents into other districts. 2. Until permanent districts are outlined, there will always be the annual gerrymandering that kills off better teams to save a favorite outfit. 3. Politics will not be tossed out of high school athletics until the whole organization is renovated. Those are the. statements made n my they? basketball article, aren't IF THERE is any item of those three which amounts to "taking a crack at New Hampton and accusing them of being afraid of Mason City," I fail to understand it. You will also notice that the statements made Tuesday are set off in quotation marks, and labeled as a consensus of what sports writers over the state are saying and writing. I might say, "If the shoe fits, put it on." I HAVE NO quarrel with New Hampton over the fact that the second district tournament was assigned there. I Know what facilities New Hampton has for basketball . . . probably as well as you do . . after having played there in sec- j tional tournament games that have been a long time in the record books. The younger Harry Crawford was New Hampton's school princi- 1 pal at that time, if the fact will help you fix the date. * * * I DO CONTEND that Mason City- should either have been assigned to the New Hampton tournament or that the northern tier of Iowa coun- ies should have been divided into three districts this year. If -it'e rivalry you want, what could be better than putting New Hampton against the defending state champions in a tournament? SINCE THERE was such an apparent effort to schedule a game between New Hampton and Mason City during the season, it follows that New Hampton should be equally anxious to meet Mason City in tournament play. It also should le equally apparent that more Mason City basketball fans would drive the shorter distance to New Hampton to see their team play than will make the long trip to Estherville to follow the Mohawks. SO ... THF. statements made Tuesday still go. Jerry. Some basketball team is going to benefit by the fact that a bunch of tough outfits from large area are being forced to fight among themselves in the eighth district . with only one first prize to be awarded. And no team in the state is rightly entitled to that benefit. But it's possible, every year, to give a break to a single team by forcing some other outfits to meet in district competition. The fact that their boundaries are flexible makes the possibility ever so much greater than it would be if the districts were permanently laid out. * * * THE FLEXIBLE district boundary can be used as a powerful political weapon for a favorite team, and against a squad which has no particular favor with the powers that be. * iii * YOUR STATEMENT concerning St. Ansgar's contention on the conduct of Mason City tournaments has no proper place in your letter. You have no authority to put back of your statement that "many complaints have been received in DCS Moines." St. Ansgar's complaint was the only one that received any attention at the high school association office. It was, as you know, a protest against using a local scorekeeper, who was myself, and a local timekeeper, at the sectional tournament. r f * THE PROTEST war, based on an error made by the referee and umpire assigned to the Mason City sectional meet of last year . . . their decision being duly recorded in the scorcbook. Since they made the j same mistake twice during the four- | nament, I can hardly take the | blame. IN REFUSING to hire an out-of- town scorekeeper and timekeeper for the sectional tournament this year, the local school invited George A. Brown, executive secretary of the high school athletic association, to come here and listen to St. Ansgar's complaint in person. The official proressive scorebook was available on the game in question. Secretary Brown did not appear here. He was awarding the sectional tournament trophies at New Hampton, as you.recorded in a news story sent to my desk last week. * * * SO. NO HARD feelings, Jerry . , You just made a bad choice when you picked St. Patrick's day to write such a letter to another Irish- j man. L Vfickey Mouse Wins Two in Women's Bowling, Other Teams Get Forfeits. ELIMINATION TOURNAMENT 8 o'clock. Thursday evening. Mickey Mouse won two games rom D. K. Lundberg and company ! n the Women's bowling league Wednesday night. although the 'Undberg total. 2,170 was high for he evening. Diamond Butter 'Bread and the. Style Shoppe each won three games by default. Mick and Stephan tied for high onors with a lf6 single, while Miss lick had a 460 high series. Tune in On the 1 P. M. TONIGHT Thursday, March 19 STATION WCCO J. H. MARSTON CHKYSLKK-PLYMOVTH '/5 Block East of Hanford Hole! CATHOLIC CAGERS OPEN MEET WITH ONE-SIDED GAMES Jiampions, Chicago Winners Take Easy Victories in National Tourney. BULLETIN CHICAGO, (/P)--Columbia academy of Dubuque, Iowa, eliminated St. Joseph of Pittsburgh 46 to 26 Thursday. CHICAGO, --P--The rest of the field in the thirteenth ajmual national Catholic high school basketball tournament set out Thursday to match three impressive examples turned in Wednesday night in the opening rounti of the title event. The examples were set by the defending champions, St. Xavier of Louisville, Ky., De LaSalle, the Chicago city champion, and Our Lady of Victory high, Lackawanna, N. Y.. all of which won their opening tests almost without taking a deep, collective breath. Xavier's Tigers romped over the tall boys from De Padua of Ashland Wis., 46 to 26, while De LaSalJe, one of the big favorites, blistered St. Francis of Council Bluffs. Iowa, 57 to 9. Our Lady of Victory made it an evening of lop-sided decisions by eliminating St. Anthony of Okmul- gce, Okla,, 32 to 15. Hoosiers Top Local Squad in Keg Match Mason City J. C. C. Is Second in National Bowling Tourney. ST. LOUIS. U'l--The United States .Junior Chamber of Commerce announced here Thursday t h a t a team representing Fort Wayni', Inil.. won the chamber's National Telegraphic bowling contest Wednesday n i g h t with 3.2:50 points. Mason City. Iowa, was second with 3.22B points and St. Paul, Minn., third with 3.077. Bowling teams from more t h a n 75 communities entered the. telegraphic meet. Scores of the local bowlers were: Frank Pirkl. 675 Art Stagcbcrg. 654; Roger Lyons. 639; Cecil Abbott, 635, and Mclvin Halsor, 623. DEEPLY HURT AS HUINN MOANS You Ought to See Yanks' Star Recruit Rifle 'Em From the Outfield. Frenchy May Get Chance at Third With Brooklyn LAKELAND, Fla., LIV-Having to * hospital at Orlando with acute t , o ,,,,,,., ,t;,,;i Ir. n , ~ , i i r » , , i t . C ; t ' TJni-nPC- It K A I) 10 N T O N, Kla., I/PI-Holdout. Jrrmiin "li//.y" »ran made peace w i t h the St. Uuiis Cardinals Thursday, signed a plnlgt 1 of loyalty, a f f i r m e d hiH Friendship for ('atelier Virgil Davis and agreed to talk salary figures Friday, Ity KUD1E IIKIKTZ Associated 1'ress Sports Writer PENSACOLA, Fla., U'l-- Is Jim Tierncy, ex-Giant secretary, going to the Reds in a similar capacity? Shag Shaughnessy lectured his Montreal Royals for over-eating after George Miskimmons was rushed tried a large part of his squad at third base, Casey Stengel of the Dodgers thinks he may give Frcnchy Bordagar.iy a whirl at the job. Ficnchy played there a few innings in Wednesday's clash with the Phillies at Winter Haven and made a good showing. He broke in as an inficlder at Oakland, Cal.. but shifted to the outfield when he wont to Sacramento. Cresco Wrestler Gets 'M' for Season With Gophers MINNEAPOLIS, .T Norman Borlaug of Cresco, Iowa, received a letter for competition in intercollegiate wrestling at the University of Minnesota. appendicitis. . . Down at St. Petersburg Bill McKechnie is worried because some of the Boston Bees spend most of their meal allowance play- Ing the slot machines. . . Bob Qumn says there isn't a box office name left in baseball since Ruth went out . . . which so hurt the feelings of Di'/./.y Dean he sent word to Branch Rickey he is ready to talk business. + *! * Lots of rain in Florida this year and plenty of rumors. . . One is Tampa will lose the Reds. . . Orlando papers say the Senators will not be back. . . Chattanooga quit Sanford for Daytona Beach when rain leaked into the clubhouse and wet a lot of uniforms and other equipment. . . Offers the Season 9 s Greatest Clothing Feature! "Seeing Is Believing" "See Them Today" Here You'll Find Everything You Expect IN NEW SPRING ® Men! Here's the volue sensation of 1936 Let us ' tell you why. For fine quality woolens and expert tailoring they can't be beat. Styles that are the last word in designing. 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