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Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, April 4, 1934
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BASEBALL JDes Moines Western league club will oppose Mason City semipro team in opening games of schedule, carded for April 28. 29. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 1934 BASEBALL Mason City high school baseball season opening postponed for better weather; work begins on Roosevelt diamond. IL Out of the PRESSBOX __-- By AL MITCHEIi Impression A common sight at East State and Pennsylvania and many other street corners in Mason City, is the school traffic patrol, operating dur- 'ing hours when children are cross- 1 ing busy intersections. * * * Oddly enough, such patrols made a lasting impression on an automobile driver who has traveled faster on the earth's surface than anyone else . . . Sir Malcolm Campbell o£ England. Evidently the courting of danger in speedy transportation has bred a healthy respect for it in the makeup of the British sportsman. * * * Campbell believes the organization to be one of the finest safety ac- 'tivlties of the public schools, and he .visited several schools while in America last year, to investigate the patrol system. Since his return to England, he has become prominently affiliated with a group which proposes blanket adoption of the system for the schools of the "tight little isle." . * » * In Reverse Reversing the results of Kickapoo Indian Sagwaw, or other elixirs which were guaranteed to make the "fat thin and thin fat," there's a common recreation which seems to have a startling effect, both in weight building and weight reduction. * * * Here's the story: At Austin, Minn., Bert Earl and M. l. Weaverstad bowled through a 75 game marathon, the string of games taking 10 hours and 45 minutes to complete. Earl weighed in at 147 pounds before the match, Weaverstad at 174. :;; * * At the close of the long match, the slight Earl had lost two pounds of his 147, while the husky Weaver- stad had added a half pound to his big frame. Incidentally, Earl was the winner, rolling up 13,700 pins in the games, while his opponent got only 12,860. " :* :;-. Early Ope.ibg The big league ball clubs are on their way home, especially those which trained on the Pacific coast. There.may .be a. reason behind that. The San Francisco Seals and Pittsburgh Pirates had some slight squabble over exhibition contests. The Seals, pulling a few necessary wires, managed to have the Pacific coast league open this week, leaving- the major clubs without opposition excepting within their own ranks. * * * The Pacific coast league opening was a gala affair, especially from the viewpoint of the umpires. The arbiters of the far western loop will discard their traditional blue serge on Sundays and special occasions this season, and will be attired in snappy gray flannel trousers. * * * The Los Angeles Angels had a huge parade on opening day, just to stir up interest. The Trojans of Southern California were outdrawing the major league clubs in attendance at practice sessions and the minor club owners were getting a bad case of jitters. * * * Couldn't Answer .Here's one told on Harold E. "Bud" Foster, former Mason Cityan, now freshman basketball coach at the University of Wisconsin. * * * The transplanted North lowan had been the speaker at a gathering where Informal discussion was the concluding feature of the program, and questions were fired at him from all angles. *· * * "You should have heard the questions," said Foster. "Somebody wanted to know what the teams said when they got together in a huddle just before the game began. That was hard enough to answer, but it was nothing alongside another one that was asked. * * * "They asked me why it was that whenever a player from one team knocked the ball out ot bounds the officials always gave it to the other team out of bounds.' * * * "That's one I couldn't . answer myself," he wailed. Lonerock Baseball Will Begin With Tilt Friday LONEROCK, April 4.--The Lonerock baseball season opens Friday when the high school team plays Seneca on the local diamond. Ten of iast year's players are out and six new ones. The schedule is as follows: April 5, Seneca, here; April 13, Swea City, there; April 20-21, County Tournament at Burt; April 27 Fenton, there; May 1, Bancroft here; May 4; Seneca there; May 8, Fenton, here; May 11, Bancroft, there; May 18, Swea City, here. 86 PREPS OUT Eighty-six candidates reported for places on the freshman baseball team at the University of Alabama, CLEAR LAKE MAY BE GAME CENTER Jimmy Wilson, Back Home in Philly, Ready for Tough Rebuilding Program PLENTY OF HARD PROBLEMS AWAIT FOR 1934 SEASON Chuck Klein Will Be Missed When National League Opens Year's Play. EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the sixth of a series of eight stories written for The Associated Press by big league managers, giving their views on the coming pennant races. By JEMMY WILSON (Manager, Philadelphia Nationals) WINTER HAVEN, Fla., UP)--I'm right back home this year with the job I have always wanted to have. I was bom in Philadelphia, made my big league start there and now after nearly six years with the Cardinals, I have the chance to show what I can do as a manager. From experience I know what it is like getting on top in the National league and trying to stay there. Every race has been a tough one since I have had anything to do with it. I learned a lot with the Cardinals that I think I can make good use of now in building up the Phillies. Plenty of Problems. I realize there are plenty of problems and obstacles but that is true of any club, whether it is a championship outfit trying to keep on top against concentrated sharpshooting or whether it is a club, like the Phillies, hopeful of fighting its way back up the scale. No one knows better than a manager how a hitter like Chuck Klein can be missed. That's one of the handicaps we have to start with but I am not exaggerating when I say that I have never seen a better group of young players than we have right here this spring. Nor am I just whistling,in the dark when 1 add that I feel sure we will get much better pitching this year. Depend on Pitching. We have some important places to fill in that infield and outfield but the real showing of the club will depend on the pitching. I'm giving all the pitchers plenty of work and all the advice at my command. Big Jim Elliott and Phil Collins, the two veterans, will have to be in shape to held their jobs against pitchers like Reg Grabowski, Ed Holley, Roy Hansen, Austin Moore and Frank Pearce. Has High Hopes. I have high hopes for all these fellows. They are young and they have plenty of stuff. Curtis Davis looks like the best of the newcomers but we also have two others who made great minor league recognition, George Darrow and Ted Kleinhans. Every manager likes to see the "middle alley" fortified, especially if he happens to be a catcher. I will do the best I can to handle the backstopping and I know I won't have to worry about the work of Dick Bartell at short, when he gets over his spike wound, and Chick Fullis in centerfield. They have proved they are among the best in the league at their positions. In fact 1 doubt if there's a better shortstop in baseball than Bartell, whose fighting spirit means a big help. Punch With Bat. Fullis, Don Hurst, Wes Schui- merich and, I hope, one or two of the newcomers, will furnish the cleanup batting punch. Maybe I can get in a few pokes at the livelier ball myself. I won't say where the Phillies are likely to wind up. You know, we start off against the Giants and if we can give Hubbell, Schumacher and the rest of Terry's sharpshooters some real trouble on the getaway, it will mean tremendous encouragement to my club. The clubs which finished in the first five last 3'ear all have been strengthened but the Giants, with their marvelous pitching- and great spirit, are the team to beat. Hoppe Blocks Path for German Cue Ace in Play CHICAGO, April 4. (JP)--Willie Hoppe, veteran New York cue master, will attempt to glow down Erich Hagenlacher's rush toward the international 18.2 balkline title. Hageiilacher, the German star, set a new short game record yesterday in trouncing Ora Morningstar of San Diego, going only six innings for a 400 to 98 victory, his fifth in six matches. Hoppe edged back into the picture by defeating Kinrey Matsuyama, the little Jap, 400 to 260 in the night match which went 16 innings. IS OLYMPIC COACH Wilbur Hutsell, track mentor at Auburn, has served as a coach for the last three United States Olympic teams. Jimmy Wilson, shown (right, below) with his veteran coach, Hans Lobert. is not nearly so discouraged as he might be at the prospects of his new job, managing the Philadelphia Nationals. Chick Fullis (left, above) will bulwark the outfield and Curtis Davis (right, above) is regarded as the best of several promising rookie pitchers. April 13 Will Be Next Date forRingShow Tompkins to Go Six Rounds With Boy From St. Paul. Friday, April 13, is definitely s«t as the date for the next American Legion Drum corps boxing show, scheduled for the Mason City armory, it was announced Wednesday. Promoter Joe Kelly's problem of finding an opponent for Freddie Tompkins was ended late Tuesday when Johnny Malone, St. Paul Irishman, was listed to oppose Mason City's ace mittman in a feature C round bout. Four 6 round events will be offered on the card, according to present plans. Malone, says his manager, Frank Endersby, is regarded as a comer in the Minnesota center, and has met Babe Daniels, Jackie Libgott, Jack Sharkey and Sammy Levine, all Minnesota lightweight boxers. ' The local puncher pleased fans with his fine showing here aganst his much heavier opponent, Joe Rivers, in the last armory, show, and has been working out daily at a local gym. He will be in top form for the Minnesotan. Leonard Johnson, the "Wild Bull of Wmnebago county," Kid Rippley of Charles City, Ronald Malcohm of Waterloo and other North Iowa boxers will be in the prelim list. Blondy Ryan May Get Into Lineup as Second Baseman Dodgers Seek Another Pitcher as Season Opening Nears. By ASSOCIATE!} PIIESS. JACKSON, Miss., April 4.--Ousted from the shortstop berth by Travis Jackson, Blondy Rya.n may push his way back into the New York Giants' lineup as a second baseman. The youngster played there yesterday while Hughey Critz was nursing an injured ankle. DODGERS. ORLANDO, Fla.--The opening of the National league season is less than two weeks away but Bob Quinn, business manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, still is trying to find another winning pitcher. Captious critics insist the Dodger pitching staff consists of "Mungo, Mungo and Mungo." YANKEES. ATLANTA--In his capacity of president of the Atlanta baseball club, Bobby Jones is sorry Babe Ruth is not manager of the New York Yankees. The Atlanta club needs mound strength and Bobby says: "I'd trade a pretty fair golfing backswing for a winning pitcher. Too bad, Ruth's not the Yankees manager; a golf bug like the' Babe would make the deal gladly." BRAVES. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.--Hal Lee will hold down the second base assignment for the Boston Braves. Bill McKechnie has reached the conclusion that Dick Gyselman is a third baseman and nothing else and so the Californian loses any opportunity he may have had of replacing the crippled Rabbit; Maranville at the keystone sack. SENATORS BILOXI, Miss.--Impressive batting by Outfielder Gus Dugas has just about brought Clark Griffith, owner of the Washington Senators, to a decision to suspend Cliff Bolton, holdout catcher and pinchhit- ter. Dugas hit four safeties in yesterday's 14 to 2 drubbing of the Pensacola Aviators. One was a homer. ATHLETICS CHARLOTTE, N. Car.--The Philadelphia Athletics are making a two-day stopover to meet the Charlotte club before continuing their jaunt homeward. Their farewell appearance in Florida yesterday was not auspicious, the Baltimore Orioles pecking out a 7 to 4 victory at Jacksonville. WHITE SOX PHOENIX. Ariz.--Henry (Zeke) Bonura, the Chicago White Sox' new first baseman, is busily engaged in keeping alive a hitting streak. The youngster from Dallas has hit safely in every one of the club's 14 exhibition games. CARDINALS BRADENTON, Fla. -- Manager Frank Frisch has not yet rounded out his starting 1 mound staff, although Dizzy Dean, Bill Hallahan and Tex Carleton are assured of regular duty assignments with the St. Louis Cardinals. Frisch wants more time for naming his other starters. However, it appears that Bill Walker, Paul Dean and Jess Haines are being groomed as alternates with the other three who did most of last season's pitching. The Cards have 12 pitchers on tap, three of whom will be cut off. The six fighting for positions are Burleigh Grimes, Flint Rhem, Jim Winford, Jim Mooney, Clarence Heise and Bob Klinger. BROWNS. WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.-Since Buffalo, apparently tired of constant drubbings, cancelled its sixth and last game of a series here, the. St. Louis Browns will have two days off before breaking camp Thursday night. The Browns will go to Orlando to meet Brooklyn in the first game of a four game series Friday. Two games will be played at Orlando and two at Jacksonville. After the game next Monday the Browns will board a special train with the Cardinals and leave for St. Louis. INDIANS. JACKSON, Miss.--The nomination for second base, much tossed about by the Cleveland Indians, now appears to be firmly in the glove of Eddie Moore, who is slated to start at the keystone sack when the regular season opens. Eddie is 32, new to the Indians, - and -played second for the Pirates, -when they were world series winners in 1925. REDS. TAMPA,' Fla.--A deal was brewing between-the Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago.Cuba - Clarence. Rowland, scout for Chicago, looked over the Reds yesterday and had'a talk with Pitcher Benny Frey, with the permission of Manager Bob O'Farrell. Frey said he has been troubled with a lame arm this spring, but hopes to work out of this soon. Les Mallon, who lost the third base job to Mark Koenig, has- been released to Buffalo of the-Intema- tional league. PIRATES. PHOENIX, Ariz.--Leading his Pirates into town for a one-day stand against the Chicago White Sox, Manager George Gibson observed "there are four flag contenders" in the national loop. "Gibby" listed the quartet as "the Giants, the Cubs, the Cardinals and the Pirates." He's delighted that "they're not picking the Pirates" as sure winners this spring. "I contend my club was on the spot last spring on account o£ having been picked to win the flag. The Giants on the other hand had little to worry about and you know what happened." BETSY ROSS IS WINNER IN TWO Tyler-Ryan" Defeats Miller Bowlers in Pair of Tuesday Games. WEDNESDAY GAMES Goodyears vs. Northern Oil- ers, 1 and 2. A. M. Schjmke vs. Globe- Gazette, 3 and 4. Betsy Ross took two of three games in City league bowling of Tuesday night, defeating Pabst Blue Ribbon, and Tyler-Ryan Furniture beat the Miller's High Life team, runnerup position bolder in the loop, in a pair of games. C. Kaufman of the Tyler-Ryans took the honors in the singles but Fred Wall had the high series with 587 to a 576 for Kaufman. The Tyler-Ryan 2,860 stands as high for the week's prize at present, the team rolling the only 1,000 of the evening to add to its total. There we're no 600's and only 10 200's. Chuck Collins got a 232, and Kaufman had a 237. Due to a misunderstanding on a postponement, the Goodyear-Northern Oilers game was to be rolled on the regular Wednesday schedule. The special match listed for Wednesday night by the league secretary will be held Thursday night at 10 o'clock instead. An error was made in the first announcement. Waterloo and Mason City bowlers will compete. BETSY ROSS BREAD rioyers-- 1st Zrnl 3rd Tolnl AT. E. Shannon -.. l!)l 109 204 titif 1«8 J. Iliimphrpy . 170 21- 148 fi. Kratovil V. Morphew 170 13IS Jack Berry .. 16!) IRK 223 160 135 4GO 1H3 1811 5311 ISO IGfi 4!)3 I R A Actual rim . 835 919 833 5B8T 862 Handicap ... 35 35 35 105 35 Total Fins 870 984 888 209S 857 PABST BLUE RIBBON Mayers-- 1st 2nd 3rd Tola! Av H. Hansen A, Rease A. Hansci Eauelalre .... H. Wolslje llifi Jack Bell 200 177 164 146 153 164 194 118 201 IBS 167 13d 171 133 4115 116 332 454 ran IBB 165 146 166 151 179 Actual Phis . 853 830 778 24B1 820 Handicap ... 65 49 49 163 64 Total Pins ....918 879 827 2624 871 Players- F. Wall ... G. Walsh . 1.. PavPy .. G. Squlers C. Collins Actual Pins . Handicap .. MILLER'S HIGH LIFE 1st . . . 17!) . . 214 .. 166 .. 180 ... 169 9(18 23 Hnl Totnl Av. 1!W r,»7 196 108 MB 1S2 166 199 fiOO 537 549 167 181! 1H3 868 23 963 2739 914 23 69 23 Total Pins 931 TYLER-RYAN Player. jr. Kaufman . L. Co^glns - · I*. Federson \\'. Tyler ... C. Kaufmann 1st 166 172 186 163 891 98B 2808 FURNITURE t'O, 2nd 202 185 178 176 237 3rd Totnl Av. 147 515 172 493 164 502 167 607 10.9 076 192 136 152 115 176 Actnnl Pins . 859 978 Handicap ... 80 89 756 2593 864 89 267 89 Total Pins ... 968 1067 845 2880 953 FOUR WIN 65 Four pitchers--Ben Cantwell. Ed Brandt, Fred Frankhouse and Huck Belts--between them accounted for 65 victories for the Boston Braves in 1933. WALTONS OPTION DESIRABLE LAND AT WESTERN TIP State Man Speaks to Local Meeting of North Iowa Sportsmen's Club. Clear Lake may take on a nejv significance in North Iowa sports within a few seasons, with the proposed placing 1 of a sanctuary for game at its western boundary, in Cerro Gordo and Hancock counties. The consummation of the plan depends on the Clear Lake western area being included in the government purchase of 80,000 acres of Iowa land for game preservation projects. Nothing- definite has been assured regarding its inclusion in such purchase. Wultons Hold Options. Under a project begun more than a year ago, options are held on the most desirable areas of land at the western tip of Clear Lake, the options having been obtained by Dr. V. A. Farreli of Mason City for the local Izaak Walton chapter, for the purpose of assignment to the state, through the Iowa Board of Conservation, provided that the state will accept the assignments. Funds for state establishment of a sanctuary must come from the amounts appropriated fronl license fees, under the new schedule for licenses set up by the last legislative session. Stepp is Speaker. The plans for such a center were discussed Tuesday night in Mason City by Dr. J. K. Stepp of Jesup. new member of the Iowa Fish and Game commission. Dr. Stepp appeared at a meeting of the North Central Iowa Rod and Gun club held in the local Y. M. C. A. Clear Lake itself will become a pan fish lake under plans now in operation, explained Dr. Stepp, when a proposal to investigate the reason for placing a cutoff screen at the lake head was made by the club. Protects 1'an Fish. Impressing on his listeners that the state commission wanted to carry out the will of the majority of sportsmen, Dr. Stepp said that the lake screen had been changed recently to a mesh large enough to allow pan fish to enter the shallows which it bars for the spawning season. The pickerel and soft fish are barred by the screen, and must remain in deep water. Pickerel were described as cannibals that eat their own weight in young; game fish every half dozen days. The building of better general fishing- conditions makes it necessary that the pickerel population be at a low figure. Explains Bass Rule. It was also suggested by a club member that the silver bass season might be profitably set up to May 15, rather than be placed at June 15, as it will be under the new regulations to be published soon. The reason for the late opening, Dr. Stepp explained, Is that an earlier season would find the silver bass in the middle of the spawning season, and that the lake would soon be cleared of them. The necessity of suckers to the life of game fish was also explained at the meeting. Dr. Stepp telling of the young game fish who live for some time as parasites on the sucker's body, causing its eventual death. Crow Bounty Deferred. The action taken at the club's March meeting for proposing a crow bounty in North Iowa counties will be part of the club program this coming summer, it was decided, and a crow hunt planned by members will be carried over to the Mav meeting. Hans Madsen and Lyle Wilcox are the team captains for the hunt- Fred T. Schwob, denuty game warden, also spoke at the meeting, explaining the state game management program, especially in relation to present conditions and what the state fish and game department must do to improve them. Dunlap Blazes Way for 63, Breaks All Records PINEHURST, N. Car., April 4. /P --George T. Dunlap faced quarter finals of the annual north and south amateur golf tournament with rosy prospecte. The national amateur champion yesterday blazed his way across the Pinehurst No. 2 course with ac astonishing 63, eight strokes under par, to shatter all professional and amateur records for the layout. He went out in 31 and home in 32 to eliminate Donald Parson, of Young- stoxvn, Ohio, 7 and 5. He required but 17 putts on the 18 greens, sinking his approach on the fifth for a birdie three. TURTLE RACE! In the first known automobile race (from Paris to Rouen, France, in 1894), 102 cars attempted to exceed the minimum qualifying speed --7% miles an hour! The American qualifying record is- 147 miles an hour, set at Atlantic Citv N. J., in 1927. Baseball Will Await Better WeatherHere High School Plans to Open Season Later, Work on Field. With weather too gray and chilly for baseball, the opening of the Mason City high school diamond season will be postponed from Friday, when Sheffield was to be the opposition, until an indefinite later date. The Mohawks took a workout at Central school grounds Tuesday afternoon, getting in some exercise for throwing arms, taking slow cuts with the bat. and pegging the ball around an improvised infield. Besides bad weather, the problem of getting the Roosevelt stadium diamond in shape for competition confronts the high school team Work was scheduled to begin at the stadium Wednesday afternoon, both on the turf and in baseball tactics. National League's Clubs Lead Rivals TIGERS TO PLAY PEACOCK OPENER Upper Iowa Set for First Contest of Baseball Season Thursday. FAYETTE, April 4.--Coach Dorman is tapering off his Peacock diamond squad for the opening game with the University of Missouri nine here Thursday. Bad weather is handicapping the locals for outdoor practice since spring vacation and the probable chances of the Upper Iowa nine against the Missouri invaders is a problem. Dorman is still very uncertain about his lineup, the weather being the deciding factor in the pitching assignment with four hurlors as possible choices. Willenberg, Hughes, Osterman and Mullen are starting' possibilities and any two or three of the pitchers might be called on for a share of the duties. Two catchers are also likely to break into the game, Findreng and Nedimovich. The forecast for the remainder of the lineup is Mullen or Ryan, first base; Fobes, Murray or Banning, second base; Hughes or Smith, shortstop; Sungalia, third base; Alton Anderson and Michalski are the most certain starters in the outfield, with Axel Anderson, Ryan and Chester Hughes bidding for the other garden post. Hamilton Girls to Play Benefit With Rock Falls ROCK FALLS, April 4.--Two basketball games, with proceeds to be given to the Independent girls, will be played at the high school gym on Thursday evening between the high school team and the Hamilton girls of Mason City. E GAMES SET AS ADVANTAGE IN EARLY CONTESTS Only Dodgers, Philles Fail to Get Better Than Tie in Grapefruit Play. NEW YORK, April 4. (.T)--Clubs carrying the banner of the Na- ;ional league into the annual grapefruit loop competition have piled up a nine game lead over their rivals from the American league. The records to date show 31 triumphs for the National leagua against 22 for the American with 55 more games to be played befora the clubs settle down to the serious business of deciding UK major league pennant races, starting April 17. Though there's nothing at stake and the results are far from conclusive proof of anything in particular, National league partisans nevertheless can feel encouraged by the outlook of the first 53 games between the two leagues. Only the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Phillies have failed to get better than an even break in their tussles with American league representatives so far. The world champion New York Giants, with eight victories, and the Boston Braves, with six, have been, the heaviest winners in these inter- league contests but they likewise have lost the most games, six and five, respectively. Chiefly responsible for the American league's failure to keep pace have been the Philadelphia Athletics, Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox, who together have dropped 21 decisions to John Heydler's representatives!' On percentage, the Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs are the leaders. Each has won three games and lost only one in their series with the White Sox, only American league club training- on the Pacific coast. GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE New York (N) 3; Cleveland (A) 1. Brooklyn (N) 9; Boston (A) 5. Cincinnati (N) 9; Newark (IX) 8. New York (A) 18; Atlanta (SA) 9. Baltimore (II,,) G; Philadelphia (A) 4. St. Louis (A) 4; Buffalo (IL) 2. Chicago (A) 10; Pittsburgh (N) 2. NAVIN AX CAMP Frank J. Naviti, president of the Detroit Tigers, made his first visit to the spring training camp of the club in four years this spring. Don't Forget.... to visit the Building and Home Furnishings Show An Interesting Exposition Sponsored by the NORTH IOWA BUILDERS' EXCHANGE HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM Thursday Evening Friday Afternoon and Evening Until 10:00 p. "ST. No Admission Charge Musical Program DAILY

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