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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 9

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Big Ten Teams Resume Cage Play Over Weekend [Zone Defense Here to Stay, So Lefs 'lake Up Our Minds to Play Against It Latest fuss in the basketball world concerns the zone '[defense. Not that we haven't had those who would like to see the zone kicked out of the game entirely. Many coaches, officials and basketball fans have expressed that opinion -for [juite a while now. The most recent outbreak, however, was caused by that Pittsburgh-Penn State game a few days ago, in which the jNittany Lions took Pitt by the score of 15-12. Prior to that contest, Perm State had been a high-scoring 'outfit, but Dr. Harold Carlson, Panther coach, ordered his ,team to hold on to the ball as much as possible. He refused lUo let his players try and break through the zone. Carlson has been quoted as saying this about the zone ype of defense: "A zone defense is like a fighter going into , shell, back-tracking and laying for a sucker punch. Against ?enn State we were playing men six or seven inches taller three years older. Penn State figured it would beat us by 30 points, but barely edged us out." As Harry Grayson of NBA pointed out, a defense can- kot be legislated against and Carlson deems it his duty to |iake negative maneuvers look bad. However bad he makes hem look, nevertheless, there are going to be teams employ- ng a zone defense, so we might as well make up our minds ID that. Needless to say, a zone defense does have its advantages lor certain teams and certain types of players, and we don'l Isel you can censure a coach for using a system that will IrOrk out to his best advantage. He wouldn't be fair to his learn and school if he didn't. The fans demand fast action from cage games these days Ind if every team that runs into a zone defense is going to lold on to the ball, or sit on the floor with it, basketball is |oon going to lose popularity with its backers. So let's make up our minds that the zone defense is here |o stay, whether you dislike it intensely or think it's the bes iiing that ever came along. And when a team does run into jt, we hope that it will try its best to play the game and solv tie zone, not act like a child and go into tantrums. ' Iowa football fans may know shortly whether or not Slip tladigan will be able to return as head mentor next fall. His l.usiness affairs out on the west coast are now in the process Jf completion. And despite the fact that Madigan coached football for 2' Fears out on the Pacific coast -and only one year in the Big fen, he already is a booster for the Western conference as i of star players. Unbeaten Hawks Face Tough Illinois Quintet By BOB MEYKR Chicago, (UP)--Coach Piggy Lambert, who never has ·one more than 3 years in a row without bringing a share of he Big Ten basketball title to Purdue, sends his conference- acing Boilermakers against a skidding Michigan team in 2 'ames this weekend. Lambert's teams finished 6th in 1941, 5th in 1942 and 4th ast season, so if the shrewd, cagey Purdue coach is to rnain- *tain his record, this must be his year to grab another title, or any part thereof. An easy early-season schedule has helped Purdue rush to 4 straight conference triumphs. The comparatively small Boilermakers averaged 56.5 points while routing Chicago and Indiana, then Prior to the East-West game at San Francisco Jan. 1 tladigan predicted that the Big Ten players would dominat Ihe play. This prognostication proved quite correct, as th favored West outfit was held to a 13-13 tie and the Eas fleven had a large edge in the yardage statistics. Among the Big Ten athletes on the East squad who flip's praise were Bob Hoernschemeyer, halfback, and Pet finos, end, of Indiana; Bill Baughman, Iowa center who, h aid, was the backbone of the defense and enabled the kids t (urvive a hard season without being crushed; Wayne (Red filliams of Minnesota along with his teammate, Chuck MOHAWKS FACE EAST WATERLOO Meet West Waterloo in Saturday Contest Mason City's basketball team, ·eturniug to home competition for he first time since the Christmas lolidays, takes on 2 Big Seven conference teams over the weekend, meeting East Waterloo Friday night and West Waterloo iaturday. Two victories will send the Cardinal and Black into 2nd place in .he conference. The Mohawks low have a 2-2 record in Biff Seven play, and a 5-4 mark for :he season. Coach Bud Suter and Assistant Joe Rogers have drilled the team on plays and defensive tactics in practice sessions this week. Friday's program will be a tripleheader, with Fertile facing Perley Erunsvold's sophomores at 5:45, Nashua taking on thu reserves in the 2nd contest, and the Mohawk and East Waterloo quintets taking the floor at 8:15. Saturday's card will be a doubleheader. Betty Hicks Desires PGA for Women Chicago, (U.B--Betty Hicks, one of the nation's leading feminine golfers, Friday recommended the Ivery, both halfbacks. 'Paul Mitchell, Minnesota's tackle; Boris Dimancheff, Purdue halfback, and Alex Kapter, Northwestern guard, lladigan's ideas have born put the testimony of Countless ex- |ert's who contend that the brand of^grid play in the'Big ten superior and tougher than that of any other conference 1 section. IORTH IOWA BASKETBALL Utchell Beats Carpenter, 35-27 I Carpenter--A visiting Mitchell intet stopped the Carpenter ub here Thursday night, 35-27. Jtchell put on a second-half rally cop the contest, after trailing at halftime. ; roye scored 13 points for Car- Inter, while Larson notched 14 Mitchell. The Carpenter girls took the ttchell lassies into camp in a Irtain-raiser, 39-13, after lead- 25-7 at the intermission. Frances Culbertson scored lints' for Carpenter, while 1-imm netted 11 for Mitchell. Scarville Wins Two Contests Scarville--The Scarville basketball boys were the victors both games played on the local floor with Emmons. In the second team game, Scarville,.won by a-score of 22-18. Olson was the high scorer for Scarville with 13 points and Emmons for Emmons with 6 points. In the first team game Scarville won by a score of 32-30. The high scorers for Scarville were Shelwick, 11 points, and Christiansen, 9. Leonhardt was the high scorer lor Emmons. { Miss Hicks, currently a. member of the SPARS, said the Women's PGA should hold meets concurrently with the regular PGA tourneys and have regular seasonal tours. The purpose of her plan, is 2- iold, she said. First, it would promote golfing among -women, and secbrid," it "would provide a ·wide- range, representative program of tournaments with adequate prizes for'the woman pros. Miss Hicks said the WPGA would require a minimum membership of 25 at the outset, to be drawn from club and driving: range w o m e n ' s professional golfers. took 2 games from Minnesota. Michigan's Wolverines, who received lire-season billings as possible title threats, slumped last week to lose 2 to Wisconsin. Unless Michigan brings to life its impressive "on paper" power, it appeared that Purdue could reach the half-way mark in the Bis Ten campaign without serious opposition. Iowa, locked with Purdue, Northwestern and Ohio State in a first-place tie, gets its severest test of the campaign when Illinois' defending champions invade Iowa City for a brace of weekend games. The Hawkeyes, one of the nation's few undefeated teams, have racked up 2 Big Ten triumphs over Minnesota, but Coach Doug Mills' youthful quintet, paced by Stan Patrick, Junior Kirk and Howard Judson, figures to end Iowa's streak by capturing at least 1 victory in the 2 games. Completing the slim conference card will be Ohio State at Northwestern Saturday night in a game that is sure to eliminate one leader from the perfect average bracket. The well balanced Northwestern squad looks' with apprehension upon, the taller Buckeyes, especially since the Wildcats expect to be weary from Friday night's traditional encounter with Notre Dame. Ohio State averages 6 feet 4 inches, topped by the aptly-named center, Arnold Risen, _G feet 6Vs inches of basketball j player. Although the Chicago stadium doubleheader card Friday night contains no Big Ten contests, both games assume importance on their own. The-- Northwestern- Notre Dame game reactivates a long-standing feud in which the lirsh have won '29 games to Northwestern's 14. The DePaul - Marquetle game, Georgia Fined S500 for Use of Ineligible Men Athens, Ga., (/I 1 )--A $500 fine assessed against the-University of Georgia by the Southeastern conference for alleged use of 5 ineligible football players last season isn't going to change Coach Friday, Ian. 21, 1914 ) MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Wally Butts' 1944'plans. "We'll have another football machine this fall if I can find 11 players who can walk," said the Allen Against No-Expulsion Foul Ruling By SAM SMITH Lawrence, Kaus., (II.R)--"Penal- ty box" basketball, to be tried experimentally Friday night between DePaul and MurqucUc at Chicago, simply will "provide a fair rest period for a rough player to go back fresh, for another tussle," Dr. Forrest C. (Phog) Allen, coacli of the University of: Kansas team, charged Friday. The plan, brainchild of Bill Chandler, Marquette coach, calls NOT A FOOTRACE--Lloyd Marshall oE Sacaimento, Cal., (right) chased Nate Bolden all over the ring at the Cleveland Arena to take a unanimous 10-round decision over the Chicago fighter in ;t bout billed as a "duration" light- heavyweight championship affair. '?, New World Will Open for Broke, Blind Sam Langf ord GRESCOWINS GRAPPLING MEET Crcsco -- The Crcsco matmen captured a 39-3 decision from New Hampton here Thursday night, winning 6 falls and 3 decisions of 10 matches. New Hampton's lone points came on a decision in the 129-pound- class. beside?, being. a_.cfasli .of.,2 s t r o n . offensive attacks, looms as a "guinea pig" in the laboratory of b a s k e t b a l l rule-makers. The teams will play under the proposed rule of Marquette's coach, Bill Chandler, who wants to penalize a player only 3 minutes for committing 4 personal fouls. Chandler maintains that under the sned-up game, an aggressive player is unduly penalized. As an experiment, DePaul and Marquette have agreed to bench a player for 3 minutes after his 4th foul, substituting for him until I his time has elapsed, when he again may re-enter the game. He must serve an additional 3 minutes for each foul over 4. In noix-conference games Saturday night, Indiana meets Miami college of Oxford, Ohio, and Minnesota invades Nebraska. The New York Yankees have led the American league 24 times in home runs. By JACK CUDDY New York, (U.R)--A new world opened warm and inviting arms Friday to old Sam Langford as Boston's legendary "Tar Baby" sat blind and penniless in his frigid, dingy room in Harlem. A group of New York businessmen and women launched a nationwide drive for contributions that might lift the once- great Negro pugilist out of his poverty and provide the 57 year old gladiator with enough money so he can at least keep buying some "baccy" for his pipe. Langford is broke and blind now. Gone is the roar of the crowd that accompanied his amazing performances during 642 professional fights. Gone is the golden harvest that meant so little to him when the whole world seemed his friend. The brown-skinned, gnome- like man, with the sawed-off, pudgy body and derrick shoulders and basket-like hands cannot understand his poverty because he can only feel it--the cold and the hunger, and the absence of tobacco--and the absence of visitors as he .sits alone in his cubicle ol a room--with only his memories to remind him that he is not dead. Although he is blind and broke, old Sam is richer than most mortals in memories. And he should be. because his prowess from 1902 to 1923 enriched the pugilistic world with fistic feats that never have been rivaled. From the time he licked Joe Cans as a lightweight, he tangled with the'greatest fighters of his day--mostly heavyweights, although his best adult weight was only 162'z. Before Jack Johnson won the heavyweight title, Langford lost a close 15 round decision to "Li'l Arthur" at Chelsea, Mass., in 190G. Slammin' Sam weighed only 145 pounds then against Johnson's 194. And Langford never had taken a boxing lesson. Langford took lessons later and put on a few pounds, and he chased Johnson through several countries, trying to get a shot at Ilis title after Johnson became heavyweight champion; but he couldn't mnlsc contact. Meanwhile, Lung ford fought anyone, at any weight, who came along. He battled Joe Janeatte 16 times; Harry Wills 19 times--the same Harry Wills who never could entice Jack Dempscy into the ring. Langford, in his old blue cap and frayed overcoat, was led 1 into Thursday's' fund meeting in the New York Herald Tribune offices. Replying to questions, he said Joe Cans was the greatest all-around fighter that ever lived; and that Joe Louis was the best heavyweight. He thought current fighters had better bodies than those of the past; but, unfortunately, their modern instructors knew little of the "manly art." - - W h y was lie living in abject poverty^cxisting on a few dollars given him every month by a foundation for the blind? Where were his former manager, his former friends and his relatives? He said, "I'm just an old colored man. I'd rather not talk about that." The idea of a fund for Langford developed with the Herald Tribune afler one of its boxing writers wrote a story concerning the plight of the "Tar Baby." Contributions began coming in so an executive committee was chosen to administer the fund and arrangements made to carry on the drive on a nation-wide basis. roly-poly coach. The conference executive committee announced through Secretary W. D. Funkhouser at Lexington. Ky., Thursday that Georg had' been charjrcd with playing transfer students in violation of a conference rule. Funkhouser indicated the action would have no bearing on results of Georgia's 1043 games. "We won't go into games in which ineligible players participated," he said, ''since wartime conditions altered the situation at many schools in 1343." Coach Butts readily admitted using the transfer students last fall. "If we hadr't used the 5 players the Bulldogs wouldn't have had a football team," he declared. Butts said he used the players after informing Conference Com- nissioner Mike Conner and 2 conference scheduled members--Louisiana State university and Georgia Tech--that he intended to. He said he also acted on "authorization from my athletic board." "And we had the approval ot the schools," Butts said. "We wrote LSU's Coach Bernie Moore and 'Tech Coach W. A. Alexander last Sept. 22 to inform them of our decision when the army took away our prospects and left us without a team. Copies of the letters went to Commissioner Conner and he replied by sending me a copy of conference rules. But our immediate problem then was 'u football team or not.' " Georgia officials announced that they had appealed the fine. The Georgia coach said Billy for 3 'minute benchings for players after the 4th foul is committed, with similar penalties for every infraction committed thereafter. "There Is nothing new about it anyway," Allen said. "It. was a. part of basketball in its foundling Rutland of Columbus, Ga., one of the 5 players challenged, was the only one to play in every game. The others, he said, included Fred Burke, a tackle from Newcastle, Ind., and Jim McGce of Philadelphia and Norris Janko of Atlanta, both centers. He didn't recall the name of the 5th player. Rules which prohibited play by transfer students last year IK since been changed. COLLEGE BASKETBALL (By The Associated Press) East Vircinia U. 30: Hatnpden Sydnev 23. · S. Car. 7G: Columbia Air Base 33. Rhode IsTnnd State 57: Brown 42. N. Car. 50; Virginia Military Insl. 22, Catholic u. 42: Washington College 31. Dartmouth Cl; Wcrccstcr (Mass.) Norton s 50. M i d w e s t Indtnnn Stain 52: DePamv V-.Vs 40 Valley City Teachers 30; North Dakota State ASTP 43. Fort RiToy CRTC 63: Cnmp Phillips 36. Maryville Teachers 33: Peru (Npfar.t 31 Bunker Hill XSA G4; Camp AUcrhury find.) 3j. if is A*J Au-VeAR SPORT ESTIMATES-THAT id-Ttfe t-Asr Si* YEARS "4 wec 1000 SPORTS ROUNDUP By HUGH FULLERTON New York, (/Pj-- Quotes of the week -- at the boxing writers' dinner -- Commissioner John J. Phelan, replying to Abe Greene's annual plea for co-operation between the New York commission and the N. B. A.: "Mr. Greene wants us to be sensible and get together. That is impossible." . . . At Branch Rickey's press conference -- when a scribe nsked n fuller explanation of one of the deacon's more involved sentences: "I don't know what I said but I meant what [ said.'' Dots All. Brothers . . . Brownell Combs' filly, Duranza, regarded as one of last year's best 2 year olds, was named for a variety of peach from Chile . . . Which may explain an occasional "cold" performance . . . The New York Rangers have the worst playing record in the national hockey league, but they claim their shower-room octet, led by Fernand Gauthier, can lick any team in the league at singing "Alouette." FIOIIT IRy I'niLrd Portland. Maine-- Coloy Welch. 161 's. Portland. Maine, deci^ioncd Johnny Fi- naTzo, 170'a. Baltimore. '10): Jimmic Ccok. H7. Portland, dceisioncd BiHy Nap- pcr. 14-1. Boston. i C " . Nashua. .N. II.-- Ted We]l«. 12.1*4. Manchester, N. H.. decisioticd Chuck Jackson, 122. U. s. Army. (10) SOONERSFAGE KANSAS FIVE Lawrence, Kans., (.T)--Having hurdled 2 Big Six conference opponents, Oklahoma's basketball performers Friday night face the defending champion Kansas Jay- hawks, who have suffered 1 defeat to date. A second loss- virtually would blight Kansas' hopes in the 194344 race. The Sooncrs' record'makes Kansas the underdog on 2 points and favorite on another. More impressive in victories over Kansas State and Missouri, the Sooners failed to. match Kansas' 51-27 triumph over Nebraska. In fact, Oklahoma was hard-pressed in taking a 4535 decision over the Huskers. They loom as favorites, however, on the strength of their 4430 triumph over Missouri, which thumped K. U. 35-28 and a 61-28 shellacking of K-State, loser to the Jayhawks by only 36-30 Tuesday night. Vines Takes initial Pro olf Tourney .MAPLE SR.OTTER -- Pinboy shortage has- hit Ihc bowlimr alleys at Gowcn Field. I,t. I-ys!c Powell of Minneapolis is shown chipping in (o help re licvc the situation. DETROIT STOPS BLACK HAWK 6 By UNITED PRESS The Detroit Red Wings, unbeaten in their last B games, were within a point of the 3rd place Boston Bruins in the National League Hockey race Friday, picking up another victory over the Chicago Black Hawks 4 to 3 Thursday night. It was the 15th straight time that Chicago has lost on the Detroit rink. Chicago got off to an early lead in the first minute when Cully Dahlstrom scored, but Modere Brunetcau countered with a goal before the period ended. Detroit increased its margin to 3-1 in the 2nd period on goals by Murray Armstrong and Adam Brown. In the final session Chicago scored twice on shots by Clint Smith and Fido Purpur with Carl Liscombe getting Detroit's marginal goal. PHOG ALLEN --Against Chancing days. When a man fouled then, lowcvcr, no substitute went in for him, tin: rule being; the same us the present day hockey regulations against "mayhem." Allen said he foresaw no "massacre" on the Chicago court as does Nick Kearns, the veteran official, who will work it. I think they will lean over backwards to play clean ball Friday night," he said. "Remember that Chandler has fought for such 'penalty box 1 rule for years. They'll be mighty careful, but the game will be no criterion o£ what might happen if the rule was placed in eCfect." Allen said he disagreed with Chandler's statement that "no kid wants to be out of action for 3 minutes." "What if you do bench him for 3 minutes?" 'he asked. "Why, it lakes that ions to pull a man out for instructions." Chandler, lie said, had fought for elimination of the 4 fouls and ejection rule since he was coach at Iowa Stale. "He has been losing players from his games that way for a long time," he said. "If coaches would teach defensive fundamentals just as they work on offensive operations, there wouldn't be the fouling there is now. You watch throughout a season and you will see that it is the same By FRANK FRAWLEY This who foul time and 'rest period' idea change that at all." again, won't A N D II. HOWLING I.KAGUE Men's League Won 1st 2nd 3rd II.C. Tot. 117 75 221R 2072 Bnrta Transfer 2 6j7 713 72D Hoxic Fruit 1 703 673 GI5 L. Smith 1C3: H. Miller -!GO. Kinncy Shoe 3 582 CIO 47G 15 1683 Rock Falls Merchants--Forfeit. S. Brown 170. -103. Holsum Bread 3 027 588 541 204 I960 United Packing House Workers--Forfeit E. Merrill 143. 330. Sail Gabriel, Cal., (/Pj--It has iken 3 years of arduous prac- cc, but Henry Ellsworth Vines, nee the monarch of the tennis "orld, has come into his own as golf professional. Vines has just won his first goll ournamcnt against big-time com- etition. He captured the San Gariel Country Club's pro-amateur est ball event Thursday with a ourse record-equalling 64, 7 troTies under par. Byron Nelson, golfman's man ot he year in 1943, finished 2nd vitlv a 67. Vines' performance was on the ourse where he learned to play he game when he quit tennis for good in 1940 after being the vorld amateur champion and then kins: of the net pros for 5 years. The long-armed, long-legged Vines has been the hottest golfer n southern California all winter, 'ractically every course he has :oured has surrendered to his shot making. But for 2 jinx holes. the 9th and 18th. which he 3- Dutted 4 consecutive days, he night have been right there with the winner. Jug McSpaden. in the recent 510,000 Los Angeles open. McSpaden wasn't around Thursday, but it was just as well for the Philadelphian, for nobody would . THE CLUBHOUSE F ~ t Didriksort V year have beaten Vines. He and partner. Watson Hiltis, won his the best ball event with 61, Hillis contributing 3 holes in spite of filly's great performance. Vines, now 32, seems to have mastered all the shots in golf. His co-ordination is perfect. "This game doesn't get youi legs," Ellsworth remarks, "and it keeps you out in the open. Quite a difference as compared to barns t o r m i n g for indoor tennis matches, played at night." Vines is pro at the Southern California golf and country club. By CHIP ROYAL AP Features Sporls Editor New York--The goose is hanging high for Babe u , a ri K5 o- Zahanas. The former Olympic track champ, considered by man : 1° v,°. £ £rcatest woman golfer in the world, has won her 6-yea fight to become an amateur golfer again. The Babe of the links was declared ineligible by the United -jStates Golf Association in May. 1935, because of professionalism in athletics. So all she could do was to tengage in exhibition golf for pay and compete in a few pro and open tournaments. Most onlookers would think that the- Babe would be better off that way--make more money, have more fun, etc. Well, it took the Babe only 2 years to find out she had made a mistake. In 1937 she made a public appeal for restoration of her amateur standing. The USGA turned a deaf ear. so the then Miss Didrikson had s tough time to find enough com- 'petition or pro tournaments in which to make ney- She did win the Western Open at Jlilwau- o x - n i n S4- °" '" 194 ° a ' Kl " Ul ° Sa " Fl ' ancisco match play But always, year after scar, llahc would make a pica to (lie USGA to let her play amateur self. Recently the powers that he in (he golf association decided that Babe has been doins everything she can to be a Kflod amateur and so they voted her one. The strange part of it all is that Babe will be able to make more money as an amateur xhan as a pro. There are more tournaments of that type. She will also meet stronger competition and Babe is one gal who has always craved tough opposition. Sgt. Frank Strafaci, one of the country's best amateur golfers, now a member of your Uncle's forces in Australia, probably hit Babe's nail on the head in a recent letter from the down under country. Said Strafaci: "Down here with all'these fellows, one knows the true meaning of what an amateur is, whether it's golf or anylhinfc else. The more one is an amateur the better he sets alonr, the belter he feels. Give, and you shall receive; receive what?--surely not money, but you Ed Reulbach of the Chicago Cubs beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 5 limes in 1908. receive something that is priceless. "You receive the happy thought thai you fravc without cxpectinc anything, and when you receive a few kind words, Hke 'Thanks a" lot, I certainly enjoyed myself and appreciate it a jrrcat deal--it was lots of fun.' and knowing it to be true--well, a million dollars couldn't make you fed more repaid. I can (to on for pages, but I belfeve you know what I'm driving at."

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