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Mason City, Iowa
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FRIDAY, MAHCK 3, 1939 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE CLEAR LAKE Faces MASON CITY in WINDUP Out of the Pressbox BY AL MITCHELL Silly Season Sports I was sorry to note that Goose Lake lost, Thursday night, in the Iowa high school boys' basketball race . . . really had intended to head tuts column with a prediction that the Goose Lakers would sweep to the state title, The defeat has spoiled my forecast . . . but being in a mood for making predictions, I may as well make the worst of it * * * * * o Heralding the approach of the silly season in sports . . . I see ahead: Predictions by 16 major-league baseball managers that "We Have strengthened our weai spots. We will bear watching this year." Predictions by 500 football coaches that "We have lost too many veterans. We can't possibly be as strong as last year," after which their teams will have successful seasons,-. Statement, repeatedly made, by Glenn Cunningham: "I positively am too ill to take another step," after which he will run some of the fastest miles in track history. * « » i f a Predictions by 42,493 sports writers, who will be in agreement upon one thing: "The football season will come, roughly sneaking, between Oct. 1 and Thanksgiving day." i - , Photographs of 80 baseball pitchers rearing back with one foot lacked into the sky. Viewing-with-alarm of the 'collegiate football situation by (1) a foundation; (2) a college president, or (3) a sports writer who can't think of anything else to write a story about. It will be announced that iOotball is a big business, and football players are sometimes known to receive emoluments therefrom. Magazine article by oldtime college football player, who regrets to note that college football did not help his teammates become successes in life. Magazine article by oldtime college football player, who is happy to note that college football did help his teammates become successes in life. * * * ' o , » Paradoxical announcement by any promoter" of a wrestling, boxing, football, basketball, tennis or ping-pong event, on the day before the big show: "An overflow crowd of enthusiasts will be on hand but good seats are still available." Cleaning-up of the football situation by 13 colleges, that seek more on the field and fewer in the grandstand." After a general tightening of policy, that is what they will probably get ' * * ' n n i , , n y holdout: "I won't sten for a cent less than $40,000. After which he will sign for 525,000, or else it will be disclosed he signed-last winter in the first place. Quotation from any wrestler; "I'm the undisputed world champion. Whitey Walden Hangs "Ton" on Bill Burden in Top Go Local Card Gets Late Switch After Ken Bauers' Hurt ' I e ' FIGHT RESULTS Globe-Gazette Decisions MAIN EVENT Whiley Walden, 143. Albert Lea. Minn., *von by technical knockout from Bill Burden. 145, St. Paul, Minn., end of iuth round. SEMIWINDUP ~.WalIy Francis.-1 Iff. Albert l.ea. Minn., Knocked out Lorenzo Burgess,-113, Mason City, in 1:45 of lirst round. PRELIMINARIES Red Gcphart. 135, Mason City, knocked out Bud Erickson. 131, Hampton, in 1 minute of second round. Dynamite Toolic Sherman. 179. Bristow. won by technical knockout from Eugene Pethcrain. 167, Hampton, in 1:30 of second round. EXHIBITION Joe Goeders. Albert Lea, Minn., knocked out George "Killer 11 Katz, Mason City, in fourth round. Referee: Slim Craychee. By LeROY AUSTIN Globe-Gazette Snorts Staff Whitey W a l d e n , -lightweight slugger from Albert Lea, Minn., put his "One Ton" nickname behind a series of hard rights that left Bill Burden, St. Paul, Minn., Negro, hanging on the ropes for a technical knockout in the fifth round of the main go at a Mason City armory fight card Thursday night. A powerful right to Burden's jaw in the fourth round that dazed the Negro, marked the beginning of the end. Walden followed up his advantage with a hard short left to , Burden's stomach and the Negro fighter clinched for a rest but Walden slipped out and floored Burden for a nine count with a roundhouse right to the jaw. Burden was hanging on Walden as the bell sounded. Try to Stop Bout Burden's second threw in a towel but both boys were willing to fight and the bout was continued. Despite Burden's desperate attempt to come back, "One Ton" Walden soon had his opponent in a bad way with powerful short rights to the ribs. "One Ton" ripped info the Negro fighter with a hard right lo the jaw and Burden hit the canvas for a nine-count. Tired and dazed, Burden again stumbled to the canvas when Walden sidestepped an attempted clinch. The fifth round bell found Bur- Ben hanging on the ropes after taking a series of punishing rights In the ribs. Referee Slim Craychee awarded the fight to Walden. Ulain Bout Canceled The scheduled r.iain bout between Buck Jackson, 168, Albert Lea, Minn., and Kenny Bauers. 370, Mason City, was canceled according to the advice of Dr. C. M. Franchere, Mason City, because of two torn ligaments in the local fighter's back. In the semiwindup W a ! I y Francis, Albert Lea flyweight, knocked down the desperate defense of Lorenzo Burgess, SUason City, and floored the local fighter for the count with a right uppcrcut to the jaw in the first round. Burgess was outclassed from the start by the experienced Albert Lea fighter. Francis rushed from his corner at the sound of the bell and landed a stunning left to Burgess' face followed by punishing rights to the heart that loft the local boy open for the knockout blow. Ttcrl Gepharl Has Kayo After a cautious first round that left both fighters "even up," Red Gephavt, Mason City lightweight, kayoed Bud Erickson of Hampton with a right to the stom- Missouri Hopes for Oklahoma Loss, Push Into Big Six Honors C OLU MB I A, Mo., (U. PJ--T h e Missouri Tigers watched Oklahoma's traveling Sooners Friday to learn whether they could have all or only half of the 1939 Big Six conference basketball title. Missouri assured itself of a tie Thursday night by, appropriately, defeating its oldest and most formidable rival, the Kansas Jayhawkers, 55 to 30. It was the one- huncireth meeting on the basketball court between the two teams and it gave the Tigers a major championship in the one-hundreth anniversary year of the founding of the school. Oklahoma must win both its remaining road games, against Nebraska Saturday and Kansas State Monday, to tie. ach followed by a finishing right to the jaw in the second round of a'preliminary bout. "Dynamite" Tootie Sherman of Bristow swarmed over Eugene Petherain of Hampton w i t h roundhouse lefts and rights to win a technical knockout in the second round of the other preliminary bout. Joe Goeders, Albert Lea, Minn., former light heavyweight champ of Iowa and Minnesota, knocked out George "Killer" Katz of Mason City with a stunning left to the jaw in the fourth round of an exhibition bout. Approximately 400 fans witnessed the third professional card promoted by Lyle Tanner in Mason City this season. LIONS WIN TEST WITH ORIOLES IN GAGE MEET LIST 29-9 Margin Sends Host Squad Into Go With Local Hoopers Lions Roar Again CLASS A Semifinal R o u n d CLEAR LAKE--29 I N O R A SI'R'GS-9 - 'tp'. SK it pi icsscscr ( 4 3 2 Ol-oil t 2 0 1 0 0 0 Webb f U 0 1 0 0 2illoborti f 0 0 0 1 3 2;Hocl c 0 0 2 0 0 VFredericks c u o o 3 0 IJBoone c 0 0 1 0 0 0;Ueker g 0 0 4 1 1 2;r!arah g 0 0 0 0 0-JerroU g 0 1 2 Bcale f Comstock t Palmeter f I.ane g Phillipe c Coyier c H. Lo'man Wistey g . .,. V. Lo'man g 2 o 2J Kolls g 0 0 0 TOTALS -11 7 12 TOTALS 4 1 11 Score at half: Clear Lake 15; Nora. Springs 7. ^ Free throws missed: Sie£5eger 2, Cornstock, Palmeter, Phillipe 2, -Olson 5, Webb, Hoel 2, Marah, Jewell 4. Officials: Gordon Meeter (Waterloo) D C. MacKlntosh (Arnold's Park.! CLEAR LAKE--A final-round contest will send the Lions of Clear Lake high school against the Mohawks of Mason City as the two Class A teams wind up sectional basketball competition here Saturday night. Clear Lake won its way to a trial in the last game by beating: Nora Springs, 29 to 9, Thursday night. Mason City had beaten an- olher member of the Twin River conference, Rockford, 55 to 18, on Wednesday's tournament program. The Class A finalists will meet at 8:50 p. m. Saturday to bid on places in sixth district tournament competition, which gets under way at some northeast Iowa point next Thursday. John Siesseger and Jack Phillipe topped a Clear Lake attack that started slowly against a good zone defense put up by Nora Springs Thursday night. Nora Springs scored first, as Ollan Webb dribbled from a corner in the opening minute to lay Tough on Coaches · CLEAH LAKE -- It's a tough season for North Iowa coaches. First, Coach Joe Buckley of Rockford couldn't appear with his team at the sectional tournament here, because of illness. Next, Coach Ed F. Jahr of Rockwell reported on crutches, following a knee injury. up a shot on the west backboard. Hyle t.owman's fast dribble with a stolen ball evened the count, but the Orioles went in front again, briefly on Speck Jerrell's free toss. Three points by Siesseger, on a goal and a free toss, set the Lions on the trail of their victory, and the home team pulled away to a 15 to 7 lead at the half. Siesseger scored eight points to lead the way in the first session. Phillipe and Vic Lawman added pairs of baskets in the second half, with Siesseger counting three points, as Webb and did Jack Palmeter, Lorimer Olson split scoring honors for the Orioles with two goals each. Cub Lineups Ready for Squad Contests AVALON, Cal., (U.R)--Manager Gabby Hartnett posted lineups for interclub competition, starting March 8, at the Chicago Cubs training camp. The -"regular" squad listed Hack, Herman, Galan, Leiber, Marty, Hartnett, Mancuso, Cavarretta, Bar'tell and rookie pitchers. The veteran pitchers were assigned to the challengers. Tournament Scores BOYS' SECTIONAL TOURNAMENTS DISTRICT 5 At Calroar CLASS A--FIRST ROL'XD Decorah 23: West Union 14. CLASS B--FIRST ROUND Clermont 39; Alpha 29. At Oclwein CLASS A--FIRST ROtlXD Odwcin 24: Jesup IB. CLASS B--FIRST ROUND Hazlcton 23; Aurora 22. Quasqucton 47; Rowley 8. At Waukon CLASS A--FIRST ROUND PObtville 23: Lansing 14. CLASS H--FIRST R O U N D McGregor 45; Walervillc 19. DISTRICT S At Cedar Fails CLASS A--SEMIFINAL ROUND Waterloo East 23; Dike 14. CLASS B--FIRST ROUND Hudson 31; Kew Hartford 14. SECOND BOUND Orange Township 22; Finchford 21. At Clear I,ake CLASS A--FIRST ROtlXD Clear Lake 29: Nora Springs 9. CLASS Jt-- FIRST R O U N D Plymouth 33; Floyd II. Swaledale 30; Rockwell 8. At Cresco CLASS A--SEMIFINAL ROUND Cresco 22; Osage 18. CLASS B--FIRST BOUND Ijwler 31; stclntire 5. Alia Vista 26; Colwcll H. At Eldora CLASS A--FIRST KOKfD Acklcy 24; Eldora 23. CLASS B--FIRST BOUND \Vcltsbure 40: Steamboat Rock 25. SEMIFINAL BOUND Hub'oard'33; Whiltcn 35. .At Hampton CLASS A--FIRST' ROUND Greene 36: Sheffield IS. CLASS B--SECOND ROUND Chapin 20: Alexander 12. Latimcr 3J; Geneva 24. EanseU 31; Durnont IT, At Northwood CLASS K--SECOND ROUND Mitchell 25: Gmfton. 23. Xcnsett 20; Nortrm-ood 17. At Sumner CLASS A--FIRST BOUND Waverly 44: Nashua 13. CLASS B--FIRST ROUND Frederlcksburg 40; Ionia 16. Tripoli 42; Beadlyn 21. DISTRICT 7 At Clarion CLASS A--FIRST ROUND Basic Grove 31; Kanaivha S. Clarion 25: Bclmond 19. CLASS r.--FIR.ST ROUND Williams 2B: Klcmmc 27. At Emmetsburjr CLASS B--SECOND ROUND . Ringstcd 28; Swan Lake 19. Curlew 33: Fenton 20. Mallard 33: Gruvcr 10. Cylinder 34; Ayrshire 24. At Forf Dodge . CLASS B--SECOND ROUND FamhamviHe 28: Bumdale. 15. Moorland 45; Somers 34. Caltcndar 3(1: Barnum 23. Buncombe 37: Lehigh 27. At Humboldt CLASS A--FIRST ROt/'XD Rolfc 2S: Humboldt 26. CLASS B--FIRST ROUND Bradffate 54: Havelock 31. Ren wick 40: Thor 20. At Lake. Mills CLASS A--SEMIFINAL ROUND Lafco Mills 30; Buffalo Center 22. CLASS B--SECOND ROUND Ledyard 37; Crystal Lake 21. At tivermore CLASS A--FIRST ROUND Algona 38: Convith 36. CLASS B--SECOND R O U N D Bode 46: Loncrock IS, Wesley 47: Ottoscn 29. Livcrmorc 32: Plover 25 At Stratford CLASS A--FIRST R O U N D Webster City 40; Jeu'ell 16. CLASS B--FIRST ROUND Harcourt 22; Dayton IS. StraUord. *5; Lanyoa 19, Plot Trouble for Mohawks Cerro Gordo Cagers Win in Class B Svvaledale to Get Action in Scrap Against Plymouth CLEAR LAKE -- Two Cerro Gordo teams advanced to a semifinal round meeting in sectional basketball tournament play here There's trouble ahead for Mason City high school's Mohawks-- ·*· a photographer caught Coach Chris Johnston and Clear Lake h!-*h school's Lions planning some new basketball tricks here, as they made ready to meet the local sujiad in the final game of the Class A sectional tournament. The teams play Saturday night. In the group of plotters, left to right, are: rl^n°u ! ],| S .'" ! 'J, E "', C "" :li ,f±" sl ''"' H5 ' lc , L "" nan ' c " r " »««'«· Conrad KolU, Kaj'enar .nsrit'UeV"' C°nslock, Vic ton-man. (earner. Stoic pholo) Rolf e High Nips Humboldt in Thriller of State Play Host Team Loses in IOWANA TOPS DECKER LIST Filet-0-Loin Leads Scoring in Week of Plant League Games A three-game victory for lowana and a 2,565 series that sent Filet- O-Loin into the top scoring spot for ths night-were chief items of Decker Bowling, league news Thursday night. Filet-O-Loin, "Economy- a n d Town Club each won two games, beating Korn Kist, Beef Kill and Melosweet. Dressed Beef was the three-game loser. Art Swanson rolled a 539 series and 203 single, to lead the scoring, sharing honors in the latter column with Andy Moren, Ralph Budke and George Auck. Players- Doe AucJc . ... Groh Newman ..... Miller Actual Pine Handicap .. 10 WAN A 1st 2nd 3rd Tola! 133 135 .. 152 203 124 .. 121 129 175 .. 190 167 166 .. 156 107 140 .. 754 .. 33 831 198 33 33 405 523 425 523 SOL 2383 93 Total PJns 787 664 831 2«S2 DBESSED BEEF Players- Penny . Turk Doc Wade A. Jones L. Kaufman ......... 1st 2nd 3rd Total 148 116 133 131 145 160 123 133 154- 344 270 123 50T 459 Actual Pins , 683 Handicap 65 128 2161 95 225 Total Pins 74B 815 823 2386 Flayers- XORN KIST 1st 2nd 3rd Total Mclsh. IBS 172 135 493 'V 146 115 135 396 = 135 135 135 405 Doc 135 135 135 405 Jensen *.. 178 157 174 509 Actual Pins 760 Handicap 62 714 714 220B 62 62 196 Total Pins B42. 716 776 23S4 FILET-O-LOIN Playcrs-- 1st 2nd 3rd Total Abel 173 176 114 463 Bushgcns 151 137 194 4S1 Banbbrn Su-ansoti ..... Thogcrson Actua! Pins Handicap 119 H3 155 203 183 157 183 181 153 . 783 SIS 825 . 47 47 47 4-t5 539 4S3 2424 141 830 863 872 2565 PJaycrs-- Houlahan .... Jones Bvidkc Hanson Doe Actual Pins handicap Total Pins ECONOMY 1st 2nd 3rd: Total 121 136 141 398 123 173 167 469 139 175 203 517 169 192 102 463 135 135 135 405 . 693 811 74S 2M2 CO 60 60 160 . . . . . . . . . 733 871 SOS 2432 BEEF KILL Players-- Johanscn 165 149 Jackson 167 172 Doc 135 135 Doe 335 133 1st 2nd 3rd Total 119 150 135 135 Monm 169 203 153 Adnal Pins Handicap . 791 794 69Z 2277 28 23 23 64 819 822 7ZO 2361 Players-Goodnow .. Eggers Laveltc Logue F. Groh ... TO1V.V CLUB 1st 2nd 3rd Total 151 134 131 160 172 142 lie 168 191 105 111 133 f!9 162 Ml Actual Pins 693 747 738 2178 Handicap 86 86 36 258 Total Pins T9 833 824*2436 SIELOStt'EET Playcrs- Somers Gable Doc Balduf Hagadus Actual Pins Handicap ., 2nd 3rd Total 133 153 178 117 1)7 124 I3.i 13S 13.1 133 169 100 183 140 139 746 43 676 2137 43 135 Total Pm» .,,....,.. 732 759 721 2273 28-26 Battle With 1938 Cage Runnerup DES MOINES, ()--The thinning out process, which so far has felled only a few favorites, continued Friday in 04 boys' sectional high school basketball tournaments. Most of the games were in the semifinal rounds, the winners to play for sectional championships Saturday night. Not an outstanding t e a m dropped Thursday night. Diagonal, the 1938 champion, won its second sectional victory, takinr a hard-fought engagement from 3Ua!oy by a 29 to 22 count at Crcston. Koife, run- nerup club to the titlewinners, had even more trouble. The Focahontas county club, beaten only once this winter, clipped Humboldt, 28 (o 26, at Hum- holdt in a thriller that verified reports HumboIiU would give Rolfe a terrific battle. Fort Madison, one of the leading teams in the southeast, started its title drive with an impressive 34 to 20 decision over Burlington, a Little Six conference rival. The Greyhounds will play Keokuk Saturday night for the A sectional title. Creston, a southwest standout; opened with a one-sided G8 to 19 victory over Greenfield, indicating the Hawkeye Six conference champions are going places in the third district. Onawa, Waterloo 'East, Central of Sioux City, North Des Moines, Ida Grove, Thomas Jefferson of Council Bluffs, Grinnell, Sibley Waverly, Ottumwa, Traer, Decorah and Clarinda were among the Class A leaders to win, Thursday night. E v e r 1 y, Williamson, Jolley Beech, Geneseo, Stratford, Baxter, McCallsburg, Alburnett, McGregor and Hinton were included among the favored Class B teams to move ahead. IOWA TO TAKE FASTER PACE Hawkeyes in Third Day of Drills Under Coach Eddie Anderson IOWA CITY, (U.W_With moi, than 100 men already reporting and a few more names being added to the roster daily, the University of Iowa football squad Friday prepared to accelerate its pace in spring practice. Under tiie direction of Head Coach Eddie Anderson the Hawk- eyes have had two days of drill. Anderson has emphasized charging for the linemen and worked with the backs on the Notre Dame shift Until those steps are mastered. Anderson said that will continue to be the program. The squad will not don football uniforms until heavier work is scheduled. Meanwhile, players are wearing football shoes and sweat suits. Frank Carideo, new backfield coach, gave the men a few pointers on punting Thursday, After showing them the proper way to hold and kick the ball, Carideo drove a few out of bounds into "coffin corner" as a demonstration. Anderson said he hoped to move his charges out of doors from tho fieldhouse by April 1. Thursday night. Winning Class B contests were Cerro Gordo's champions, Swale- dale higli school, and Plymouth's perennial tournament contenders. Swaledale defeated Rockwell 30 to 8, while Plymouth eliminated the last Floyd county entrant but one from the meet, 35 to 21. Floyd was the losing squad. Dale Helm Leads FANS WAIT TO SEE STAR LIST 1,500 Ballots Ready to Be Sent Out for I. D. P. A. Selection By FRANK NYE, Jr. Iowa Daily Press Association DES MOINES, (1DPA)--Two pertinent questions Friday were uppermost in the minds of rabid Iowa basketball fans and no one knew the answer to either. They are: 1. "What team wilt win the 1939 high school basketball tournament?" 2. "Who will make the Iowa Daily press association's all- state team?" By March 18, they'll have the answer to the first question, for the mesh will have been parted for the last time as joy. and disappointment mingle following the final tournament contest on the D r a k e university fieldhouse floor. Within the following week they'll have the answer to the second, for nearly 1,500 ballots, distributed by The Mason City Globe-Gazette and 26 other leading Iowa daily newspapers, will have been counted and results announced in each member paper simultaneously. Check Players All Year All season long these 1,500 exponents of the game have been closely checking players in approximately 80.0 I o w a high schools. Consistency of performance will weigh heavily in the final selections to be made by them. Meanwhile, the Iowa Daily Press association and its member papers iiave completed a survey of the whereabouts of the 24 lads named on the 1938 all-stale souad, and (he results arc gratifying for they show no mistakes were made by the experts in balloting: last season. The survey reveals that four 1938 all-staters--Thin Jim Thync, Szc City's first team center; Kussel Ilirt, Iowa City IifKh's second team center; Ben Trickey, Marshalltou-n's third team forward, and Leo Cornwall, Rolfc's third team forward--are. still in high school and eligible for the 1939 all- state team. It shows that 18 of the remaining 20 members are attending college and of these 17--or 94 per cent--heeded the " k e e p Iowa boys in Iowa schools' 1 campaign, for they are enrolled at colleges or universities within the state's borders. One Goes Out-State Only Warren Radtke, a first team guard selection while playing that position for Abraham Lincoln high of Council Bluffs, cast his higher education lot with an outstate school. Radtke is attending the University of Nebraska and playing regular forward on the frosh five, at the Cornhuskcr institution. " Nine of the 17 attending Iowa schools arc enrolled at the University of Iowa, with two at Iowa State college,- and one each at Drake, Grinnell, Coc, Upper Iowa, I o w a Success school at Ottnmwa, and Cres- ion junior college. However, unless Iowa college coaches and alumni get busy, the state is iikely to lose another one of the 1938 all-staters for Dick Brecunier, Waterloo West's first team guard selection, plans to enroll at Northwestern in the fall. Graduated at the semester, Brecunier is working in a Waterloo packinghouse now. CLASS B . First Bound PLYMOUTH--35 IFLOYD-- 21 X , · 'B "P'l fe f t p f Helm I 5 4 IjScherJ f 2 1 4 Claus I-g 4 0 ITnoberls t 1 1 2 Carmony c - £ 4 0 0|Vance I 2 0 2 Oltemess £ 0 0 oiwilson c 4 1 2 Wilford E 1 3 Ojciapp E 0 0 0 Urbatch g 0 0 Ojjacobson R 0 0 0 Reynolds g 0 0 4jRad'macher g 0 0 1 TOTALS 14 7 1) TOTALS ~9 "3 TT Score at half: Plymouth 13; Floyd 9. Free throws missed: Helm 2, Claus, Cairnony. Wilford, Reynolds 2. Sclierf, Iloberts. Wilson 3. Jacobson, Officials: Gordon Meeter (Waterloo) D. C. MacKintosh (Arnold's Park.) Dale Helm, smooth Plymouth forward, sparked an attack that saw John Claus and Lawrence Carmony take a share of the honors also, to beat Floyd. Helm's 14 points earned FANS KEEP EYES ON RAIN CLOUDS FOR SANTA ANITA Kayak Listed Among Heaviest Favorites for Rich Handicap By HENRY McLEMORE United Press Staff Correspondent ARCADIA Cal., (U.R)--In the austere privacy of the racing secretary's office a row of taciturn gentlemen filed slowly past a small white box and dropped therein the names of horses that will go when the fabulous Santa Anita handicap is run for the fifth time Saturday; Then out again they filed, to squint at the sky and cheer or cuss the threat of a swift-moving storm brewing north by northwest It was solemn, serious business. Each of the gentlemen was gambling him third honors in the tournament scoring list, behind Don Pickell of Mason City, who counted 16 markers in tho opening night of the meet. Floyd shocked Plymouth as Wayne Vance scored from the opening tlpoff, but the Cerro Gordo squad got the lead midway in the first period, and piled up a 13 to 9 edge at the half. Stagehand at 1-2 MIAMI, (U.R)--Stagehand will reward Owner Maxwell Howard handsomely if he cops the Widener challenge cup at Hialeah Saturday, but his backers are going to find it hardly worthwhile to risk their money. With no War Admiral to challenge him, Stagehand probably will pay no better than 50 cents on the dollar if he comes home in front. Of the seven probable starters the dusky Son of Sickle and Stagecraft is in a class by himself, and his odds will be about 1-2 by post time for the $50,000 added purse. Here's Elmer! CLASS IS First R o u n d S WALED ALE--36 1 ROCK WELL--8 IK f t p i t Is t t p £ Finnecan f 5 o O'Sawyer I 0 0 1 Chrisfnson f 0 1 0,11. Mulford 1 1 0 0 McCaulcy 1 0 0 liThcilen f 0 0 0 Jindrich £ 2 0 OTrcston E 0 0 0 L. Eddy c 0 0 0;C. Mulford c 0 0 3 Honsen c 0 0 0;Nicholson c 0 2 1 Peters c 0 0 OlTageson c 0 0 0 E . Eddy g 9 1 21Nclson B 0 0 0 Drury B 0 0 l|Bussman E 2 0 1 Ward B 1 0 01 Davis g 0 0 OJ TOTALS 1 7 2 4 | TOTALS 3 2 6 Score at half: Swalcdalc 21; Hock\vcll 3. Free throws missed: Chrislenson, Hansen 2. E. Eddy 3. Bussmau 2. Officials: Gordon Meeter (Waterloo) D C. MacKmtosh (Arnold's Park). The hottest scoring exhibition of the tournament saw Elmer Eddy, Swaledale's guard veteran, count 19 points, as the Cerro Gordo champions defeated Rockwell's first-season entry, 36 to 8. Bob Finnegan, a star of last season's sectional play, added 10 points more to the Swaledale total. The winners marked up a 21 to 3 edge at the half. Luke Appling Joins White Sox Lineup PASADENA, Cal.. (U.R--Capit- ulation of Shortstop Luke Appling, last holdout, cheered She Chicago White Sox training camp. Appling notified club officials he was leaving his Atlanta. Ga., home immediately for Pasadena, OHIO STATE TO BATTLE PURDUE Boilermakers Ready to Spoil Picture of Buckeye Prospects CHICAGO, (IP) -- Purdue, the Big Ten's defending basketball champion, has no lien on the 1939 championship, but it is still the team to beat so far as Ohio State is concerned. They clash at Coiumbus Saturday night in their closing game of the season with Purdue in position to ruin the same championship picture it created for the Buckeyes by upsetting first place Indiana last Monday. As a result of the Indiana defeat, which snapped a nine-game Hoosier victory string. Ohio State will enter its finals tied for first place. Each of the leaders has won nine games and lost two. A victory will assure the Hoosiers or Buckeyes at least a share of the crown. Observers are agreed, however, Ohio Slate lias a much stiffcr assignment in fourth place Purdue than Indiana faces at TMichipan. The Wolverines have won only two cames and arc tied with Chicago for last place. The games headline a three game card Saturday and will determine the individual scoring leader of the conference as well as the championship winner. Jimmy Hull, Ohio State forward, with a 30 point lead over the rest of the field, needs only three points to nose out Lewis "pick" Dehner of Illinois for point honors. Illinois completed its schedule Monday with Dehner finishing with a total oC 151 points. Saturday night's other game brings together Wisconsin and Chicago on the midway. Three more contests, the final on the Big Ten schedule, will be played next Monday but will have no bearing on the championship. FIGHT UESUL/rs By The Associated Press P I N E BLUFF. A r k . -- B o b Sikei. 185. Pine Bluff, knocked out Don Friend, 201. Fort Worth. Tex. 13*. MINNEAPOLIS-- Dick Demaray. l«'i. Bismarck. N. Dak., knocked out Speedy Wallace, l«}i, Kansas City (8). $10,000 that into the little box he had dropped the name of the successor to Azuear, Top How, Bose- mont and Stagehand as winner of Ihe richest race in the world. While the public waited for a check of the slips to learn how many will start when the field is calied for the mile and a quarter classic, all parties concentrated on the weather. Track officials said rain or shine some 60,000 persons would eat 75,000 hot dogs and, incidentally bet more than $1,000,000 during the day. The most prominent prophet, Dr. Irving Krick o£ Cal Tech, stood by his prediction that conditions would be "unsettled." For once the Los Angeles forecasters dropped their song-and-dance that the weather, "of course/' would be fair and warmer. They agreed that showers were prob- '· able and that it might even rain', throwing'the race on a muddy tmck for the first time. But the skies still were blue and heavy thinkers laid their plans for fast footing along these lines: Favorites-- Charles S. Howard's Kayak II. a lean Argentine horse burdened U'ltJi 110 pounds, to be ridden by Johnny Adams: Townsend Martin's Cravat, which will carry 120-pound Alffe Robertson. In trie future books both ore held at 4-1. Kayak goes as a Howard entry with Sorteado. Speed-Burners--A. A. Baroni's Specify. 115-pound Charlie Corhctt. and Major Austin C. Taylor's Whichcee. winner of last Saturday's 510.000 San Antonio handicap. \vlth 112-pound Basil James. These come in at 6-1. Edward Fritmlly's Jacola also Ills in (his classification. She will carry llD-pound Maurle Peters, at f u t u r e odds of 15-1. FIGHT RESULTS By The Associated Press CHICAGO -- Milt Aron. 148. knocked out Johnny Barbara, 14 BeniJ. Ind. O). MIAMI. FJn.--Obic Walker. 231. Atlanta. and I-eroy JIaynes. J93. Philadelphia drew (101. Chicago. ^i South' WINTER SPORTS EQUIPMENT NOW AT HALF PRICE Because of over stock, we are placing a limited but impassive assortment of skates, skis, etc., on sale at half price! We suggest that you call early to be sure of .getting your size. Below are listed a few of the · items for sale. Northland 4 foot Skis, rcg. 51.15. now Northland 5 fool Skis, rcg. $1.65, now 1 foot Ski set, 2 skis, 2 ski poles, rcg. ?2.50, now Men's and Boys' Hard Toe Hockey Skates, res. $7.93, now .58c 83c _.-i poles, $1.25 Toboggan, 10 foot rep. $11.50, now Ice Hockey Sticks, rcg. 59c, now Flexible Flyer Sleds, rcg. $3.75, now .... $4.00 Northland, . $5.75 30c .$1.88 DECKER BROS. "Iowa's Most Complete Sporting Goods Company- Mason City, Iowa rhlr tfmesas

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