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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 30 1936 MASON CITY RUNNERUP IN STATE TOURNEY m AMES PREP FIVE GETS VICTORY IN 'SCRAP FOR TITLE Mason City Record for Year's Play Ranks With Mark of Championship Year. By AL MITCHELL (Globe-Gazette Sports Editor) They're not paying off on second places this year. But that shouldn't cause too much sorrow in the ranks of Mason City basketball fans--even though ^their favorite Mohawk sons lost their last fight in the path to a second Iowa championship. Even thongh the boys were badly distanced, 26 to 12, by Ames high school, in the title game, there's not too much cause to shed tears. " The odds were too great against Mason City winning another state championship. Since Osage high school- won the first true state title in 1923, led by Ralph "Buzz" Hogan, only Davenport high school has been able to win the crown in consecutive years. Look at the Odds. The odds are great against a team reaching the final game of the state series in two straight seasons, for that matter. Council Bluffs sent the runnerup team into the final game for two years in a row, 1923 and 1924. Both tournaments were "held at Boone. E'ar back in history, '.before the Iowa high school athlet- k association took over the opcra- vayn of the state tournament, Clinston was runnerup to Cedar Rapids lid Ottumwa in consecutive sea- ' ".\Before the modern tournament 'f *ies was organized in 1923, Mount f Pleasant and Iowa City high schools [battled in the title games of two P'years, Mount Pleasant winning both ·'championship. That pair o tourna- \ ments went into the books in 1917 and 1918, one played at Ames, the other at Iowa City. Defeat Isn't So Bad" Davenport high school was a champion in 1920 and 1921, but had to share its honors, since state tournaments were held both at Ames .and Iowa City. Oddly enough, Boone ;JEOn both events at Ames, while . Davenport took the Iowa City honkers for two years running. Now that the odds are establish,-Jd; it isn't so bad, this defeat by " Ames higH school. And don't forget : that Coacn'Ray Donnells put a real ' im on the court Saturday night, ·v.^o had had a fine team all season, iffor that matter. Only Roosevelt of iDes Moines was able to win from JAmes this year, taking a one-point ^decision. ff Mason City, the team that 'wouldn't be beaten, met Ames, the = team that couldn't be beaten. Play Perfect Game. Ames high was playing near-per- h ,fect basketball Saturday night. Intricate block plays, that looked more Jike football stratagems than items ?of basketball technic. worked perfectly for the new champions. Call%mg for expert timing, for speed-Vand mostly for endurance -- the attack was sweet to watch, 'even from the opposing team's S"beneh. Now that things that Mason City Mn + do have all been recorded, '"let's see what the Mohawks did do 'this year. In the first place, they won 28 [ games and lost 5. Better than the" : record of 1935, isn't it? Last season Mason City won 24 and lost 6 games before it was handed the fktSate championship trophy. Stoecker Leads Scoring. "" 1 Howard Stoecker was far and Way the leading scorer in the Mo- ·*ffwk list for the season. He count-!|i up 217 points during scheduled '·kmes, and was the biggest differ- mce between a good ball team and J k ordinary outfit in both season fed tourhament i play. The Mohawks won the Big Four Conference title in their first sea- nn of league competition, beating Ijaterloo East and West as well as %rt Dodge in half a dozen mid\ J Knter contests. \? Iwo first-team all-staters led Mo. -Oie U!., high school to a two-point ! |ictory over Mason City, one of the iVo defeats the Mohawks suffered ttside the state. Austin, Minn., de- Indmg champion in the neighbor ! ate. administered the other late in ie year, but lost its title chance to \ Ibert Lea a week later in a re, onal tournament. Davenport Beats Mohawks. Davenport, which was the biggest ilure of the tournament as Web- ,9r City defeated the Blue Devils the opening round, won two ,unes from Mason City, 42 to 30 Id 34 to 29. But Davenport was in ji best form of the year when it on by the larger score, at Mason jty, and had to come from behind i the last minute to win the return ime. i Midwestern state champions had 1st fairly good luck as they defend- -ti their titles this season, although ^nterville's girls won the Iowa He for the second year. Austin TS beaten in Minnesota, Decatur iat the favorite Danville quintet as 'mois named a new champion. ·:!ly in Nebraska, where Creighton |?p won another title as it defend- ijyear-old honors, and in Wiscon- i where Superior Central was a Jner for the second year, did the jmpions come back. Play by Play FIRST PERIOD Wendell Allan, Ames forward, opened the scoring by snagging a goal in a jump under the basket. The game was interrupted when one of the automatic Scoreboard horns shorted, adding to the din. During the confusion Bill Bliss, Ames, fouled Everett Fletcher, Mason City forward, who flipped in the toss when the game was resumed. Jack Shipley fired for the Mohawks' first goal putting Mason City into a 3-2 lead, Wayne Wood, fouled by Allan, made good on the free throw to put Mason City ahead, 4-2, but Bliss came back to knot the count 4-all with a tip shot. Bob Menze, Ames pint sized forward, scored on a screen play to put Ames in front 6-4. Allan increased the margin to 8-4, with a side shot. Bliss, fouled by Jack Wallace, reserve Mason City guard, flipped in a free throw in the last second to put Ames in a 9-4 lead as the second period got under way. SECOND PERIOD Allan annexed another free throw in the opening minute. After several scoreless minutes Allan tipped in a shot to give Ames a 12-4 margin. Two scoreless minutes passed before Howard Stoecker annexed a free throw, Mason City's first point of the quarter. Capt. Henry Hert flipped in a long shot to cut the Ame's margin to 12-7, where the half ended. THIRD PERIOD Hilary Ryan started the scoring in the third period with a free throw. Bliss added another point with a free toss and Ames was leading 14-7 in the first three minutes. Stoecker rammed in his first goal of the game and the count stood 14-9. Stoecker flipped in his second goal to cut the margin to 14-11. Menze got a free throw and a moment later Don Beresford, reserve center, pounded in a basket to put Ames in front 17-11. FOURTH PERIOD. Larry Owens, Ames guard, broke under the basket and tipped in a pass from Menze to start the scoring in the fourth quarter. Henry "Hun" Hert, Mason City's stellar guard, left the game on four fouls. Beresford hit from the side and Ames led, 21-11 with five minutes to go. Menze collected his second field goal a moment later. The clock showed three minutes to go before Mason City scored its first point, Stoecker counting a free throw. Jack Smith added a free throw for Ames. Bliss counted a field _oal and Ames led 26 to 12 with 1 minute to go. Both teams failed to score and the game ended 26 to 12 for Ames. Facts in Figures THE BOXSCOKE MASON CITY--12 Slinls FO FT FTM Fletcher f-s .. Shipley f Wallace 1 ... Stoecker c . . [Icrt £ Wood K TOTALS . . . AMES--2li SI Allan f Men/.c f SmEffi f-c . . . Rpresford r . . .lottery f Ryan c Ottens ff Bliss e Baiter c F Pts. 1 1 0 2 1 (I 3 B rr. FT FTM F rts. 1 . Thompson jr . 0 TOTALS . . . .11! 10 6 4 BASKET-BY-BASKET MASOX CITV Fletcher Shipley . Wood . . AMES Allan . Bliss MI-H7C , Allan . Bliss Quarter 4 I t ) . . 4 1 2 . . Slopcker K 12 Hert - 12 Hair Allan STOECKER NAMED ON HONOR TEAMS WITH 'HUN' HERT Five Iowa Coaches Choose Ace Squads From Cagers in Action at Meet. (EDITOR'S XOTK--T.hr mi-finirnniwnt luisUrllml] K-nnis wi'rr. »nlTlc i ! for 'I'!" 1 AssorlJitrd I'rcss i)y riv« uf lmv« lirndinK f.illccc- mnrlii's: IMIIc \ \ l l l i i i r m . rnlvrr- sll.v of Inivll; .Imlft Drnn fif Cornell: llukM Uufortl *if .St. Amonisr: l.i'ii AViii- Irr t,r Central, ami Kill \\ Illlnni, of Druki-.) By L. KTsKELLFA DES MOINES, (.-PI--Hilary Ryan and Lawrence Owens, two important members of the Ames high school basketball team, Iowa's 1936 champions, were honored Monday with positions on the first all-tournament team chosen for The Associated Press by five prominent collegiate coaches. In the opinion of Rollie Williams of Iowa, Dukes Duford of St. Ambrose, Judd Dean of Cornell, Len Winter of Central, and Bill Williams of Drake, the Ames stars were outstanding performers in a brilliant field of youngsters who battled for the state title here last week-end. Simmons on Team. Lenvil Simmons of Davenport, Howard Stoecker of Mason City and Jay Cox of Creston were the other players named on the first team. Simmons, who scored 19 points when his team lost 32 to 29 to Webster City in a first round game, was the unanimous choice of the coaches. Although he appeared in only one game, he was voted as the outstanding forward in the tournament. Ryan, a husky member of the Ames team which upset Mason City's defending champions, 26 to 12 in the finals, played both center and forward for the Little Cyclones. The coaches decided to put him at a forward berth to make room for Stoecker at the center position. Stoecker--Unanimous. Stoecker, the main cog in Mason City's club, also was unanimous selection for the pivot post. During the first two games there was considerable debate whether he was any better than Don Shelton of Webster City. The boys met in the semifinals and the dependable Mohawk clearly outplayed his rival. Owens, although not as good a scorer as his teammate, Bill Bliss, was considered a more polished defensive player and was given a guard position opposite Cox, the tall blond who performed sensationally for Creston's fast-breaking team. Second team honors went to Harold Packard, Ottumwa's great forward; Bob Menze, the bespectacled little Ames forward; Capt. Henry Hert, Mason City's dependable guard; Bliss and Shelton. KILLS SELF Izaak Walton Leader Suicide Because of 111 Health; Led Biggest Club. B U R L I N G T O N , OT)--John A. Hanson, 49, president of the Des Moines county Izaak Walton league chapter, committed suicide at his home Sunday by shooting himself in the right temple. Ill health was assigned as the reason for his act. President of the chapter of the Walton league for the past five! vears and vice president before that, Hanson saw the chapter grow to be the largest in the entire nation during the past three years. Also active in other community affairs, Hanson headed a citizens' project committee formed six months ago whose business it became to obtain new industries and activities for the city. His widow, a son and a daughter :urvive. Funeral services will be held here late Tuesday afternoon. GAZETTE S Stanford Star Out to Line Pocketbook Local Alley Experts Top Lyons Event Rudy Bey, E. Shannon Roll Way to Top of Annual Contest Ed Shannon and Rudy Bey of Mason City wen; off to flying starts Saturday and Sunday in the opening rounds of the third annual Lyons Cleaners bowling classic. Bey led the second round with a 715, while Shannon topped the first series with a 766, including a 223 game anda flat 200 in his total. Bey ran second in the opening round, with 721, including a 210 single. The annual classic, in which the 1935 title was won by E. A. "Packy" McFarlane of Waterloo, with an 884, will sec more action this coming week-end, Saturday and Sunday. No Mason City bowler has yet won the event. Tony Novotny of Cedar Rapids won the first title, awarded in 1934, while C. H. Barber led the home bowlers last year when he rolled an 860 for third place. THE SCORKS. SECOND ROUND Clausen 1.14-141-153 (Fairmont, M i n n . ) FIRST KOU.M) Shannon 1M-2M-H5- Bo\vcr* nti-l-IS-HU- ( A u s t i n , M i n n . ) Lelchton M.l-^27-170- (Austin. Minn.) 'lohnson 172-1-10(Albert Lea, .Minn.) lfil -- 71fi 136 -- 587 200-- 7I1B !liO-- 121 2U-- 703 158-- 1HO To Try U. S. Open Rysavy . Clnuscn . Moe Randolph Ryan . . . Snell -Nicholson 1811-1:13-151(Austin. M i n n . ) . .......... l(M-lsn-170- (Fairmont, M i n n . ) 155-1 CI-197. ....... l!i7-tir.!-l(»7- 148-1711-1.1(1- MII-1-H-121I- ( A u s t i n , Minn.) 1 18-106-140(Austin, Minn.) 185--GO 1 142--650 147--042 141 -153--575 SIX TEAMS READY IN WESTERN LOOP Clubs Would Like Eight for Starting List But Must Play This Summer. OMAHA, UP)--Larry Harlan, owner of the Omaha Western league baseball club, said Sunday night the league is "sure to operate as a six club circuit." Harlan said that while Sioux City and Omaha were working for an eight club league, both would compete in a six club circuit. He explained that the four eastern clubs-Des Moines, Davenport, Waterloo and Cedar Rapids--had voted in favor of a six club loop, but that Omaha and Sioux City had withheld approval of such a circuit until all possibilities of recruiting an eight club league were exhausted. "I've got too much money tied up in the league to let it go to pot," Harlan said. "Sioux City is in the same position." The Western club owners will meet here Wednesday, at which time Harlan expects azi agreement for operation as a six club league. Stoerknr . Stocckcr , . D I t .It 14 11 i s . . 11 1 7 . . Ryan Bliss Sfncckrr . . . Mvnzr, Bercsfrrd Berpsfi.nl . . . Mrtire Smith . Ullss By IKE ASSOCIATED PRESS Brooklyn (N) U, St. I.miij (N) 3. Chicago (X) 4. S»iv York ( A i 3 (IS Inn- Incs). Xov Vnrk ( X I 2. Cleveland ( A ) 1. Detroit (A) 7. Cincinnati ( N ) 4. Boston (A) 3. rhllaclrlplilix (XI 2. lVnshin£'»» (A) 13. St. Lmils (A) 1. Atlanta ( S A ) -1. Philadelphia ( A » 3, Pittsburgh (M It). chlcaKo (A) 8. Says Casey Stengel: CLEARWATER, F!a.--"The New York Giants and six other clubs will be well aware of the fact that Brooklyn is still in the National league when the 1936 season is over. Our club is going to be the surprise team of the league. "Don't get me wrong, because I am not predicting any pennants, but Brooklyn is no longer the doormat of the league. We may not be able to break into the first division, but I am shooting at fifth place or anything better. "Why am I optimistic about our chances? One reason and a very good one. better pitching. Just forget what Ed Brandt did last season in only winning five ball games. Carl Hubbcll or Van Mungo would have had trouble winning for the Braves of 1935. That team didn't give a pitcher much help. "It wouldn't surprise me if Brandt won 15 games for Brooklyn. Fred Frankhouse. who won 11 for the Braves last year, will do much better for us. We have a chance to get 30 victories from Brandt and Frankhouse, which should help us considerably." s Sports in Shorts WEEK-END IN BRIEF By the Associated Press. PINEHURST--Picard shoots 72 to beat Mangrum by five strokes in North and South open golf playoff. AUGUSTA--Bobby Jones breaks Augusta national course record with 64 in practice round. CLEVELAND -- Peacock beats out Owens in exhibition 50 yard sprint in 5.4 seconds. AUSTIN--Glen Hardin defeats Alex Cox in special 400-meter hurdle race at Texas relays; time 54.9 seconds. BERKELEY, Cal.--Bright double winner as Olympic club beats California To 1 ,TM to 55',i in dual meet. Eastman takes S80. WASHINGTON--Federal narcotic bureau gives state racing commissions last chance to eliminate doping of race horses before ringing out severe regulatory legislation. NEW HAVEN, Conn. _ Kasley smashes three world records in N. C. A. A. swimming meet, doing 200 yards in 2:27.5; 200 meters in 2:35.2 and 220 yards in 2:35.4. Medica takes 440 free style to retain title. T A M P A -- Tommy Thevenow signs contract with Cincinnati Reds, leaving Babe Herman as club's only holdout. HOCKEY By THE ASSOCIATED rnKSS NATIONAL I . K A I i r i : C H A M P I O N S H I P Ilrtroit 2. Montrrnl Maroon* 1 ( ( i l t n . I.N'TKIOATIO.NAI. I.KAGIX C H A M P I O N S H I P Itctmlt 2. Syr.icrnr I t t l t l r ) . C A N . \ n i . \ N - . \ M K I t l c A X I,KA(H F. P H K I . 1 M I N A R V I'rovldcncr 5, Sprinpltt-ld 2. LAWSON LITTLE American-British Leader's Foreign Title Will Go Begging This Year. By ALAN GOULD Associated Press Sports Editor A U G U S T A , Ga., (/B--Having mopped up the amateur fields at home and abroad for two straight years, it seems altogether logical to William Lawson Little, Jr., to seek faster company and turn his big golfing- guns in the direction of open competition this spring. He's definitely decided, he said Monday, to pass up defense of the British amateur crown so that he can compete in the American open at Baltusrol, N. J. t early in June. The Californian and his bride hope to take a belated honeymoon trip to England so that he can make a second bid for the British open crown, but this is only a possibility. "Business Man" Next? Here for his second start in the Augusta national invitational tournament, in which he finished sixth last year with 288, the amateur king's prospective plan of campaign doesn't necessarily mean (1) that he has become bored with the monotony of conquests among the Simon- pures or (2) that he has reached any decision as to the opportunities to be derived from turning "business man" golfer. Since he registered two "little slams" in amateur competition, there have been recurrent reports that the California^ contemplated making a career of the game. Unquestionably he had had attractive inducements. He still has but the main answer has yet to be given to the question concerning his future. Can He Give Advice? He's a syndicate writer now, pounding out his own stuff and going in for "candid camera" studies on the side. He has already had one light "brush" with the U. S. G. A. over the extent to which he can offer instructive matter or helpful hints to duffers in his newspaper stories. This situation is still an issue that seems to concern John G. Jackson, the new president of the National association. If there's any significance in Little's decision to pass up the British amateurs, it isn't immediately apparent. Four Teams Ready to Come Back to Florida in Spring JACKSONVILLE, Fla., UP)--Indications are that 12 of the major league baseball clubs will return to Florida next year for their spring training, although only four have made definite announcements. The New York Yankees and Boston Bees again will take their workouts at St. Petersburg. The Boston Red Sox will camp at Sarasota. The Brooklyn Dodgers have a five year contract with a hotel at Clearwater. GRAYSON TO GET PLENTY FOR PRO GRID GAMES Kentucky Derby Director to Celebrate 75th Birthday Soon After Event. By EDDIE BKIKTZ Associated Press Sports Writer. CHARLOTTE. N. Car., LTI -Bobby Grayson, the Stanford football star, wants 515,000 per year to turn pro . . . and offer of S7,SOO leaves him cold . . . I n the meantime, he can pick up 52,100 per year to join the Stanford coaching staff--and continue his studies . . . The papers down here keep pounding away on the Graham anti-subsidization plan . . . Most of them seem to believe everything will be all right, since they don't figure the Southern conference will try to enforce it ... If it docs, the dope is both Duke and Clcmson will jump the league and try to get into the Southeastern. * * * Eddie Neil, the eminent war correspondent in Ethiopia is recovering from a burst blood vessel in his breast . . . O. B. Kccler, who ought to know, says Bobby Jones will be lucky to finish in the first 10 at Augusta this week . . . Nobody in Atlanta agrees with "0. B." . . . If Babe Risko docs all right on his Pacific coast tour, he may visit Australia late in the summer . . . Col. Matt Winn, director general of the Kentucky derby, will celebrate his seventy-fifth birthaay June 30 ... Ho doesn't look 60 . . . Colonel Winn has been running the derby for 35 years. * * * George Cutshaw, old time major league second sackcr, run s a filling station in Brawiey, Cal. . . George Hildebrand, retired American league umpire, officiates at the bar in the hotel in the same town. . . There are 21 candidates for director of athletics at the University of Wisconsin to succeed Dr. Walter Meanwell, ousted in the big athletic shake-up. . . . Sports Ed Alan Gould is at Augusta to cover the Masters' golf tournament. . . Charlotte fans are boiling because the town will have no professional baseball this year... The Boston Red Sox moved out when the city council put the ban on Sunday baseball. . . Ont of the best minor league cities in the country, too. . . Back in the early 20's when your correspondent wrote sports here, they used to draw 5,000 on Saturdays and average from 1,200 to 1,500 during the week. * * * Clarence (Brick) Owens, American league umpire, rates Ty Cobb the greatest player he ever saw. . . Not much argument there. . . Give them another pitcher and the Atlanta Crackers seem all set to win another Southern association pennant. , . Around here those who don't pick Bobby Jones favor Henry Picard in the Masters' tournament. . . They say Casey Stengel has forbidden Stan Bordagary, the movie player outfielder, to shave off his moustache. . . He is the only big leaguer to sprout one. . . And do the other Dodgers rib h i m ? . . Those who know Mike Jacobs say he's serious about taking over control of the fis- tic industry. Davis Cup Matches Soon, Americans Start Drills HOUSTON, Texas. (,T) _ Davis cup players of the United States and Mexico started a week of activity Monday in the River Oaks tournament--a final warmup for their international competition starting April 10. Bryan M. (Bitsy) Grant, Atlanta: Wilmer Allison, Austin, Texas., and John Van Ryn, Philadelphia, were entered in the single.-. Grant and Allison, top ranking players in 1935, were the favorites. Mason City Preps May Defend Title at Manson May 23 DES MOINES, /P--George A- Brown, secretary of the lon'a high school athletic association, said today the annual state high school track and field meet will be held May 23. Brown said a site has not beer, selected, but that Iowa State college has invited the association to return the meet to Ames again (his year. The state hig.'i school baseball tournament will be played at Manson, May 22 and 23, when eight district title winners will compete. The district meets will be held May 3. ALL-TOURNAMENT SELECTIONS ' FIRST TEAM Lenvil Simmons. Davenport P.... Hilary Ryan, Ames F . . . . Howard Stoecker, Mason City . . . . C . . . . Lawrence Ou'^ns. Ames G . . . . Jay Cox, Creston G . . . . SECOND TEAM . Harold Packard Ottumwa Boh Mf"7.c, Anins Don Shelton, U'chstrr Cily . . . Henry Hert, Mason Cily Bill Bliss, Ames Biggest of Teams Play U. S. Tussle Arkansas U Has Top Club in Olympic Finals Meet. NEW YORK. |.T--Two of the biggest teams in the United States --and both of thorn among the best --will be seen in action this week in the final Olympic basketball tryouts at Madison Square Garden. One is the University of Arkansas team, tall enough to contest the claim of the McPhcrson, (Kans.) Refiners to being the country's tallest. The draw for the eight team tournament pits the Razorbacks, sontlnvcst conference champions and victors over western Kentucky Teachers in the district 3-4 Olympic elimination last week, against the Hollywood Universals, runners up to McPherson in the recent national A. A. U. championships at Denver. The Refiners encounter Temple university. other first round games arc University of Washington vs. De Paul of Chicago in the upper half and the Denver Safeways, National Y. M. C. A. champions, against Utah State in the lower half. Ames Prep Squad to Be Feted by Week's Banquets and Trips AMES, /P--Ames celebrated its first Iowa high school basketball rliarnpionshij) at :i mass meeting in the Little Cyclones' gymnasium Monday when the players were awarded their title trophies. The celebrating of Amos' 26 to 12 victory over .Mason City in the finals of the state meet at DCS Monies will continue throughout the week. Civic organizations are planning banquets and other honors for the champions. The members of the Central lou'a conference were invited to the mass meeting. Newton, Boone, Grinneil, MarshaJltown and Osha- loosa compose the circuit along with Ames. Ames school authorities also announced they would give the Little Cyclones a week-end trip with all expenses paid since the boys commuted between Des IMoines and Ames during the tournament. MASON CITY TABLE TENNIS STARS END SCRAP ON TUESDAY Mason City's table t e n n i s , championships will be decided by Tuesday night, it was announced Monday by Evron M. Karges, tournament director. A mistaken announcement was made Saturday, in which it was stated that the final matches would be Tuesday and Wednesday nights. The semifinal singles a r, d championship doubles match will be completed Monday, while the singles championship is to be decided Tuesday. The tournament is being played in the Y. M. C. A. banquet room. LITTLE CYCLONES PLAN FOR CROWN IN LAST SUMMER First Tournament Defeat for Mohawks Since 1934 Hard Dose to Swallow. By DAVE K.VUF.MAX. (Globc-Gaxcttc Sports S t a f f ) An air of depression mingled with a feeling of relief pervaded the Mason City dressing room Saturday night at Drake ftcldhouse following the Mohawks' first tournament defeat since 193'(. It's tough when, as champions fighting to retain a title, you successfully hurdle all the barriers o£ sectional and district tournaments, then reach tho last post, only to lose with another championship within your grasp. That's the way the Mohawks felt about the loss of their 1935 Iowa state high school basketball championship. But it was agreed by all that they had lost to a superior team. Every Mohawk, while regretting the loss of the crown, was plainly relieved of the tension and nervous strain accompanying play in sectional, district and state tournaments. It was a tough road which 836 prep basketball quintets began three weeks ago and Mason City had succeeded in ranking as the second best high school team in the state. Here and there about the dressing room a Mohawk eager sat, head down, attempting to conceal his tears. It was a bitter pill to swallow, losing in the final game of the tournament. The scene was a direct contrast to that in the Mohawk dressing room at Cedar Frills last year when the only tears shed were ones o£ joy. * * * Coach J. A. "Judge" Grimslcy, taking the defeat with a fine display of sportsmanship, summarized the championship game by saying, "We had hard shooting luck in the firs half, trailing although we had more shots than Ames. With better luck we might have made a. good game out of it, although I doubt whether we could have beaten Ames even then. Ames has a very fine team, the best we've played this season." The Little Cyclones "planned" for a state championship as far back as the summer of 1935, Coach Ray Donnells of Ames revealed in the little Cyclone dressing room. "The boys wrote me at the University of Iowa, where I was taking a graduate course, and told me they were taking workouts and practicing on shots," Donnells said, "I thought the final game was a well played one," he continued. "We got better shots than Mason City, we made a larger percentage of them. We have lots of respect for Mason City and I'm glad we met them in the finals for I believe the two best teams in the tournament met Saturday night. To me the winning of the basketball championship was little more than a dream and dreams seldom come true. But this one did," he concluded, grinning happily. * # * CKISP C O M M E N T S -- Capt. Henry "Hun" Hert, Mason City guard--"We lost to the best team in the state. That's one consolation. It's a relief that the tournaments are over." Howard Stoecker, Mohawk center--"Ames deserved to win the championship. I'm glad the tournament season is ended, although I'm sorry it had to end this way." Clayton Sutherland, high school I football coach--"Ames has a very fine club and is just a little better (Continued on I'nse 10} A GREAT IDEA! SUITS and TOPCOATS $20 to $50 by SOCIETY BRAND H I C K E Y F R E E M A N AND STERLINGWORTH MEN! When you buy your EASTER Suit and Topcoat . . . 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