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Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 25, 1936
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 25 1936 NINE HIGH SCHOOL TEAMS FACE FINAL TOURNEY By Al Mitchell Out of the Pressbox LOOK-ALIKES NO OFFENSE intended . . . but I can't resist calling Al Smillie's attention to his own basketball story in the Estherville Daily News of Monday . . . and I can see that the similar names, Fleming and Fletcher, caused the difficulty when he credited Don Fleming with two Mason City baskets . . . don't worry, Fleming wasn't shooting at the wrong goal at any time on Saturday night! MY BROTHER scribbler also gave Mason City the lead at the half, 13 to 11, and at the end of the third period, 15 to 13 ... would it ,had been so ... a good many Mason City shirt collars would have been less wilted . . . * * * AND YOU, TOO THIS IS as good a place as any to correct the slip of the typewriter that caused a glaring error in a story about Mason City softball . . . published a day ago. Entry lists for city league teams are to be handed . in at the Y. M. C. A. by May 15 hardly by March 15, as the previous article had it r * * * ALL-STATERS THANKS TO D. K., who spotted the news in a Davenport newspaper Jim Anders, husky Negro center and Cliff Peterson, fast basket- collector who played forward, were chosen on the Illinois first all-state team . . . they're from Moline high school, if you remember, and were stars of the team that beat the Mohawks by two points in Moline's giant fieldhouse last winter. 0 * * * MOLINE MUST have had much the same sort of a fight with Davenport high school as did Mason City . . . the Maroons beat the Blue Devils by 38 to 28, late in the season . . . after losing by a top-heavy score in an early game. » * * TOO LITTLE, TOO BIG WRITES EDITOR Ray Sperbeck of the Swea City Herald: "Being a Class A school in basketball has its disadvantages when your enrollment is just over the dividing line of 100 students. It's like your daughter in . her early teens--too big to play with the little kids, and not old enough to be accepted by the group "in the next bracket." --:;.. + * * A LOT OF North Iowa coaches will say "Amen" to that . . . but Swea City didn't have such a bad season at that, winning 19 and losing 4 games. * * * LOUDER THE BETTER DAVE MACMILLIN . . . basketball coach at the University of Minnesota . . . who was the official scorer for the final session of the Gopher state high school cage tournament . . . believes that the higli pitch of excitement and the noise of tournament play help, rather than hinder the title contenders. * * * TOURNAMENTS BRING out the best that a player has to offer, he believes generally, although the young stars are" playing under terrific pressure. r * * * NO INDIANS QUASQUETON is located, in Buchanan county . . . says Jerry Murphy of New Hampton, where the Class B school won its district championship last Saturday night . . . it's not an Indian village . . . three Frank brothers are reserves on the Quasqueton squad. WRESTLING MASON CITY ARMORY Thursday, March 26 3 Big Matches This Coupon and 25c Admits You. Sponsored by American I-eElon. Have yours cleaned and reblocked now. For skillful workmanship-- PHONE 788 MASON CITY AND DAVENPORT SEEN AS BEST CHOICES Both Will Play Hard Games Enroute to Honors of State Contests. MORMM! G A M E S l/pper Bracket. 1lt:(lll--Kriinsiin TK. Williamson. 11:111--Daveoporl vs. Webster Clly. AKTKK.NOO.V !AMKS (10--l.ocan v.s. Van Meter. 10--Mason city vs. ((aasnnelnn. louver llrurket. 20--Ames vs. Ueltsblirc. KVENiNG :AMKS Oft-- Creston vs. Waterloo West. -Diagonal vs. Sharon. 20--Otturmva vs. Maloy. By I,. K. SKELLEY Associated Press Sports Writer. DES MOINES, (/P)--Fifteen Iowa high school basketball teams, qualifiers for the fourteenth annual championship tournament, fidgeted here Wednesday as they nervously awaited the opening round Thursday morning. Only Ottumwa was missing from the all-star field that will shoot the works to gain the stae's most coveted basketball prize. Jimmy Van Antwerp, Ottumwa coach, will keep his boys among more familiar surroundings and away from the tension as long as possible. The Bulldogs will drive here late Thursday. The other teams were on the battleground. Most of them dashed through final practice drills on the Drake fieldhouse court. Mason City Arrives Late. Mason City, well-prepared to protect its title, was among the late arrivals. It was t h e ' f i f t h consecu- ive trip from Coach Judge Grimsley and his Mohawks to the state finals, a record for Iowa teams. As the finely conditioned young athletes fussed with late preparations, observers predicted a grand battle for the championship. Mason City and Davenport, both in the upper bracket, were rated the one-two teams, with their respective position strictly a matter of personal opinion. They're likely to meet in the semifinals which some critics assert will be the real championship contest. Plenty of Ball Playing. It isn't exactly a cinch that Mason City and Davtnport will get to the semifinals. There is plenty of work for both in the first and second rounds. Davenport plays the well balanced Webster City team in the first round at 11:10 Thursday morning and can expect trouble. If the Blue Devils skip that hurdle successfully they will play the winner of the Bronson-Williamson contest, which opens the meet at 10 o'clock in the second round. That one should be easier. Mason City's first serious opposition undoubtedly will come in the second round. The Mohawks drew Quasqueton, a Class B team, fnr their opener, and, with all due respects to the enviable record compiled by the little school, it just isn't in the cards for Mason City to lose that one. Logan May Stop Mohawks. Looking ahead, however, to the second round gives an entirely different view. There the Mohawks are likely to find the undefeated Logan team blocking the title path. Logan has Van Meter, a Class B team, for 'a first round foe and should win. The western Iowa team might easily be Mason City's stumbling block. Down in the lower bracket there is plenty of dynamite. Ames, Gen tral Iowa conference champion, is the favorite to come through to the finals. It plays Wellsburg, a realty good Class B team, in the first round, but Ames* experience in faster competition should provide the victory margin. To get into the semifinals, Ames, if it whips Wellsburg. will meet the winner of the Creston-Waterloo West game. Creston, appearing in a finals meet for the first time, and the Waterloo team appear evenly matched. Diagonal Favored. Diagonal, the little Class B team which Corwin Bonebrake led into the semifinals last year, and Ottumwa are probable participants in a second round encounter. Diagonal got Sharon for a first round game and Ottumwa drew Maloy, a Class B club. Whatever the results, there going to be plenty of excitement for the thousands of basketball devotees who will cram the Drake fieldhouse. There'll be room for 6,000 fans, but by game time Saturday night. George Brown and his high school athletic board will wish they had space for a good many more. Red Ruffing Still Holdout as Yanks Battle Brooklyn CLEARWATER -- With R e d Ruffing still a holdout, the Yankees take on the Brooklyn Dodgers again, hoping to avenge that 3 to 0. one hit shutout Tuesday. Casey Stengel said his pitching staff would make plenty of trouble for the Yankees in any game "because our servers are all professionals." The Yanks will be out to make the Dodger manager eat that crack. TEKRY, LEIEER PLAY. PENSACOLA--The Giants a n d the Cubs play the fifth game of their six game scries here. Bill Terry and Hank Leiber played their first games of the season Tuesday, Terry getting a double and a single and Leiber getting a double. Quaskies Set to Battle in Mohawk Tilt Class B Team Opposes Mason City High in Opener. , Mason City high school's basketball team, fortified by a brief session of practice, was in Des Moines Wednesday afternoon, ready to face the first opposing team in its march back to the state championship. Quasqueton high school, little Class B team from Buchanan coun ty, is the first Mason City opponent, meeting the Mohawks at 3:10 Thursday afternoon. Losing but two games out of 18 this year--seven contests were cut out of the schedule by snow-blocked roads--the veteran squad expects to put up a real battle Thursday. All of Quasqueton's regulars have seen two or more years of action. Wayne Halstead, 5 foot. 11 inch center, is the leading scorer of the quintet with 141 points, followed by Leland Kimball. forward, who has counted 132 points during the year, Wayne Blankcnburg, the other forward, has counted 87 points, while Cyril Franck, a reserve, lias counted 60 points. · Delmar Fairchild, a three year veteran, standing but 5 feet, 6 inches, and Frank Blankenburg, 5 foot, 11 inch passer, handle the guard duties. SEASON RECORD tluaKqiieton M : Kmvlcy 1!l. tjnasqneton 27; Hnirjeton :iK. Qoasniieton 23: Wlnlllrnn 14. Qllasiinelnn 23: Town Tram 12. Qnasiliielon : i l : Tr»y Mills V.\. Qliasqnelon 27: \V:ilkrr 13. (IHI'.so.llelna :t»: Center 1'olnt 17. Ojiasciaeton 18; \Vlnllircin «. Ctnavtaeton 2(i: U'alUer 20. Qnasctnelon la: Town Team 17. COUNTY TOURNAMENT Qllasqneloa 2-1: Independence 32. SECTIONAL TOUItNAMENX Qnasunelon 47: Aurora In. !iias(|nelnn IIS; Troy .Mills 8. Qiiitsquclon 23: Hoiiklnlon 17. Qimsqtietnn 18: Oneicla a. DISTRICT TOI'R.\A.1IE.VT Cinasqueton 20: Frederleltsbllrc 14. Quasniieton 2fi: Watervlllc 22. iuasi|iicton 27: Clermnot 22. GLOBE-GAZETTE S Reds Start at Bottom, Eye Sixth Place TABLE CONTESTS ATY First Round to End, Second Round Called to Close by Friday Night. With first round matches due to be completed Wednesday, the second round scheduled to end Friday, the third round Saturday, and semifinals scheduled for Monday, Mason City's table tennis tournament is in full swing at the Y. M. C. A, banquet room. First round matches played up Tuesday are: Went Curler be.-H Bob .SJoyles. T). C. Kalchvln heat Dick Casey, ·less Cnrroll beat Ted Kttutson. Paul TrnmlMllI beat \VaIt Fitzjiatrlck. Hay CloiiKll. -Jr., beat .Merrill Mllllpin. Charles Kslick beat George Nelson. Charles Rose beat Delker Dunn. Ralph Diekmann bent Charles Cnrroll. Bert Unsold heal Walt Walker. Hob Major beat Ray Younsdalc. Harold Gilchrist beat Clarence Andrews. ,11m MncDonald beat Dr. R. C. Flickinscr. Sbucll Jones beat 'Bob Servison. Jack Boblcr beat .lack Ncivbcrry. Plymouth Catcher May Go to Outer Acres for T. C. CEDAR FALLS--Leland Snell of Plymouth, faced with the task of beating out one of the best catching prospects ever to attend Iowa State Teachers college, may divide his time between the catcher's box and the outfield here this spring. Snell, a fine little catcher in his own is opposed by George Hutchison, who was picked as the outstanding amateur player in the state last summer. Oddly enough the two men are fraternity brothers, both members of Lambda Gamma Nu. Snell, in addition to being a good catcher, is also a likely candidate for the outfield. Coa'ch L. W. "Munn" Whitford plans on using him in both positions during the year. Ace Southpaw, Six Vets to Bolster Luther Team ' DF.CORAH. LB--Six lettermen, including Jimmy Crimmings, ace southpaw pitcher, will be available for the Luther college baseball team this spring. Coach S. S. Requc has been conducting indoor drills since Feb. 1, with 40 players reporting daily. INDIANS HAPPY NEW ORLEANS--The Indians are jubilant because every reserved seat had been sold for their opening league encounter withthe Tigers April 14. Steve O'Neill was told by club officials that it was the first time in history a sell out was attained so far in advance of the opening game. Coach Gets Exactly What He Looked For LINCOLN, Nebr., (/P) _. Coach Wilbur Knight instructed his University of Nebraska baseball team candidates to "hit 'em on the nose." Outfielder Lloyd Wampler did. He connected with one of lius- Fdl Behr's fast mound offerings, and on its return trip the batted ball made a direct hit on Behr's nose. The latter was broken. TWO PLAYERS ON NORTHEAST FIVES RATE NEW HONOR All-Conference Teams Set by Coaches, Writers at End of Court Contests. KIIKTIIKAST IOWA TKAMS Seeood Team Klrst Team Smith (CO (Irawc t \ V a ) Itunciicfc (Ml Kvam ( C r ) ·larcllow (O) !··-- Strnljlc ( N i l ) K--\VtltRn I\VL') ·--I'nlne (CO (i--II. Carney (Ml) 0--Kepler (\Vn) Tblrd Team. F-- Chelink (Cr) r--Friedly (0) C--Swale ( W t ) C.--C. Carney ( N H ) C--Miller (1)1 HONOUAIH-r: M KNTIO.V Giiter. Waverly: Morgan, .\cw Hnniptoo: .lohaooseo. Waverly: Kray. Watlknn: Kappy- meyer. Oelueln: Karnm. U'OJt t'niwi; Awl- leo, Nashua: Meatoa. Osace. NEW HAMPTON--The annual All-Northeast Iowa conference basketball teams were announced here Wednesday. New Hampton placed two players on tin; first team for the second consecutive year. The teams, selected by coaches and sports writers, includes members of the Waverly. West Union and Charles City teams. With the best team in the history of the school the Chickasaws captured their first Norheast Iowa conference cup. The boys from last year's first team repeated in two positions. Bob Struble, New Hampton forward, and Lee Paine, Charles City pivotman, were again given first team ratings while Stanley Kvam, Creseo guard, fell to tho second team- Bob Struble received an unanimous vote. He has the best basket eye in the conference. Led Chickasaw Team. Struble was high point man for New Hampton for the second year. Clair Wiltgen, West Union forward, would prove to be an able running mate for Struble. Clair has an excellent eye and is the fastest player in the conference. The work of Paine was especially helpful to the Comets in winning from Waverly and Decorah late in the season. Harry Carney, Jr., New Hampton guard, received the largest total vote for the guard position. No team scored more than 25 points while he was in the game. Waverly and Osage ran higher than that but he was on the sidelines. Kepler, Waverly guard, received the second highest number of votes. He is a Smooth worker in the back court besides being a ranking scorer on his team. Kvam Scores Points. The Creseo team would have been weak without Kvam, who made it a practice to score as many points as the player he was assigned to guard. Grawe, Waverly forward, was an important cog in Walt Koch's well- balanced team. He played good ball in every game. Smith, high scorer for the Charles City Comets, was not consistent enough but could hit the hoop in fine shape when right. Being on the same team as Struble and Carney has its drawbacks. Bab cock, center for New Hampton, was easily the second choice for the center position. Jarchow, Oelwein, was handicapped by a team that was up and down. On a better team he would have ranked with the first squad THiEE-WAYWINS Northwestern, Davey Take Set of Games, Trucks Given Three Contests. Alle: WOMEN'S T.FAC.l'E 1-2--Mlrkry Mouse v«. p. K. I.undbw and Company. 3-4--Style Slmppe vs. fiolf and Country Chili. 5-G--Diamond H u t l e r Bread is. Florlmcl Beauty Shop. dry I.KACCE T-S--C.lobe-Garette vs. .Moose I.ellion. (I'oslponed came from Tuesday ntRlit.) Northwestern States Portland Cc- nienL and Hugh Davcy each won three games Tuesday night in City league bowling, Gallagher's Pontiacs and Tyler-Ryan losing the contests. International Motor Truck look a scries by forfeit from Coca Cola, when the losing squad had only one man ready to start the match. The Northwestern 1,013 and 2,892 were high marks for the evening while R. A. Walker's 270 and 588 topped the individual scores. Greenberg to Join Tigers U IS A)OUJ 0*) Op THE TiP CWISIOM S4MR.7 DETUGIT, (/P)--The Detroit News says Hank Greenberg, holdout first baseman of the Detroit Tigers, has decided to leave for the training camp at Lakeland, Fla., upon assurance that he would be welcome and have no trouble "in coming to an agreement." The News says Greenberg, last of the important baseball players remaining unsigned, probably will be in Detroit uniform before a new week begins. He had rmaincd at his Croton Park home in New York awaiting a salary adjustment. "I'm ready to play as soon as I put on my uniform," Greenberg was quoted as saying. "I'm in first class condition and expect to have one of the biggest seasons of my career." Rookie Can't Cash Check, Boss Hasn 't Extra $1,000 Big League Youngster* Creseo Athletic Club Is Dropped After Short Run CRESCO--Due to lack of interest and sufficient membership, t h e Creseo Athletic club, organized early in the season by a number of Creseo business and professional men, has been disbanded and the membership (ees, less expenses, has been returned. Knocks Breeze Out of Steve's Sail. By EDDIE BRIETZ. Associated Press Sports fVriter. NEW ORLEANS, La., UP)---Manager Steve O'Neill of the Indians was completely flabbergasted when Bonna Phillips, rookie pitcher, here on his own, casually asked Steve to o. k. a $1,000 check . . . Bonna wanted to go sight seeing and figured he'd need a little change . . . Steve wouldn't take a chance, so Phillips is walking around with the check and two ?1 bills in his pocket Venice, Fla., coppers pinched Jimmy Foxx for speeding '. . . But ( Iet him go to dinner after he posted a $25 bond and autographed a couple of baseballs . . . Cleveland series, here with the Indians, are getting fat on Frof. Bill Keefe's spaghetty . . . yum, yum . . . Here's a tip for young athletes: Bill Tilden says one. reason he goes on and on is that he never took a drink of hard liquor in his life . . . If Atlanta figures on getting Dennis Galchouse from the Indians, they can forget about it. Johnny Revolta, P. G. A. champ, has switched from the Tripoli club at Milwaukee to Evanston, 111. . . . We still like Pete Bostwick's English colt, Mont Blanc as a, Kentucky derby prospect . . . The entire family of Jimmy Glceson, Indian recruit outfielder, came all the way from Kansas to sec him in action . . . What's Joe Cambria up to? . . . He's signed seven Cubans for his Albany club. * *. * Mike Ryba of the Cardinals isn't the only one man team in baseball . . . Cleveland has a guy named Ralph Winegarner who can do everything but catch . . . Looks like Hank Greenberg is weakening . . . they all do. sooner or later . . . Gerie Sarazcn calls the Bobby Jones course at Augusta the best he ever saw . . . Jimmy Braddock ought to pay New Orleans a visit . . Fans here are for him to a man. . . All the American league managers agree the St Louis Browns will do as much pennant hope wrecking as any team in the league. Shades of Roy Rcigcls: In a recent basketball game between the New London (Conn.i cops and the Bulkciey school faculty. Patrolman Blwood Bailey shot two goals at crucial moments , . . both went into the wrong basket , , . his brother cops are hoping he doesn't lose his badge and revolver . . . Walter Johnson turned down a scouting job with Cleveland . . . Joe Di Maggio made 10 hits in his first 15 trips to the plate with the Yankees . . . Veteran baseball writers say the Boston Red Sox are not clicking so far. Cincy Outfit Able to Move Only Higher Squad Practices Deepl Sea Diving to Get Used to Climb. By PAUL MICKELSON Associated Press Snorts Writer TAMPA, ma., t.l'i--Cincinnati's Reds started their 1936 baseball campaign from the floor of the Atlantic ocean but expect to wind up atop second division, a least, in the National league hemisphere. Manager Charlie Dressen, the type of man who insists on progress, can't rniss this year. When he look his players to Puerto Rico, he let them go deep sea diving the first few days. "With a start like that," Dressen figured, "there's only one direction to go. That's up. I'm not talking a pennant for Cincinnati this year because we probably can't overpower such clubs as the Cubs, Cardinals, Giants and Pirates but we should lop the second division." They Lack I'unch. Lack of punch probably will keep the Reds from starting a revolution among the National league ranks. Except for Catcher Ernie Lombardi and Outfielder Babe Herman, the Reds can't count on a single sure fire long range hitter. However, the pitching and defense should be tight enough to make the club a tough one to beat. It wouldn't be surprising either to sec the well conditioned Reds get away from the starting gate with the burning speed of Brevity, turf's new wonder horse. Tanned and strong, they are in the best shape of any major league club. Derringer Mound Ace. Paul Derringer, giant righthander who won 22 and lost 13 last year for the sixth place Reds, is the pitching ace of a staff that is filled with possibilities. With him arc Gene Schott, winner of 8 and loser of 11 in his first big league season last year; Al Hollingsworth, southpaw who displayed a world of stuff in '35, and Lee Stine, regarded as one of the best rookie mound prospects in baseball. Stine won 18 and lost 11 with the second division St. Paul club of the American association last year. Jim Brennan, LeRoy Herrmann, Tony Freitas, Benny Frey and Jim Barnes probably will complete the staff, giving Dressen four southpaws and five righthanders. Same Pony Infield. Except for the departure of Sunny Jim Bottomley, the Reds still start out with their same 1B35 pony infield with Alex Kampouris at second, Bill Myers at short and Lew Riggs at third. The battle for Bot- CERRO GORDO TO DEFEND NATIONAL TARGET LAURELS Local Club Leads Two League Competitions at Midway Point in Season. The Ccrro Gordo Rifle Club, Inc., of Mason City, is leading two divisions out of three in which it competes, preparing to defend its na- ionai pistol team championship, von last scnson. according; to a report made by Secretary G. B. Andrews. The local marksmen are compet- ng in the rifle any sights league, firing a series of 50 foot matches, JO shots prone a«d 10 standing. They also have entered the slow fire pistol league, which fires a course of 30 shots a match at 50 feet. Their championship of last season was won in the national match course lompctitjon, in which 10 shots slow, 10 times and 10 rapid fire constitute the course. Short Preliminary Round. Competition this year included a preliminary round of three matches, the nation-wide entry list being bracketed according to the averages set in the opening event, so that high and low teams in each pistol league are not separated by more Rifle teams are 10 points in the than 15 points, separated only bracketing. A series of 10 matches is fired by each team in each league, and the winner determined by the aggregate score. League winners will fire one match for the national title. The top flight teams shoot from scratch in the national title match, while others are given handicaps by 10's in the rifle competition, and by 15's in pistol events. Lead Two Leagues. The Cerro Gordo club, enrolled in the No. 1 national match pistol league, leads the standing with five matches fired. The local squad's aggregate is 6,923, while Purdue university runs second with 6,813. The Mason Cityans, also enrolled in the IMo. 1 slow fire league, run second to Minneapolis, which has a total of 6,656. The Cerro Gordo aggregate is 6,6«. The Mason Cityans compote in the No. 3 rifle league, where they lead with an aggregate of 4,672, while Gary, Ind., runs second with 4.66S. toraley's first base job is hot between George McQuinn from Newark and Les Scarsella, obtained from Wilmington. Lombard! and Hank Erickson give the Reds a capable catching duo. Roaming the outfield at the start probably will be Sammy Byrd, Kiki Cuyler and Herman, who still is a holdout. Dresscn has plenty of capable reserves for the outfield and isn't worrying about Herman. Calvin Chapman, a 155 pounder, and Ival Goodman have good chances to send veterans like Cuyler and Herman to the bench. 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