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April 11, 1934

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 12

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II BASEBALL · · · · · · » » · Des Moines Western league club will oppose Mason City semipro team in opening games of schedule, carded for April 28. 29. BOXING Tompkins to fight in main event of Drum Corps' boxing show listed for Friday, April 13, in ring at Mason City armory. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 1934 Out of the PRESSBOX By AL MITCHELL Neighbors The southern Minnesota baseball clubs that have crossed the state Une in some seasons past to play league contests are to be stay-at- homes this year. Eight teams will be in the field, but their league activities will be strictly within the confines of their own state. * * * Austin, Albert lea, Claremont, New Hichland, Owatoniu, Faribault, Wascca and Bloom- Ing Prairie form the loop, which plans to open its season May fi. Mistake It looks as though the American league made a mistake when it refused to let its umpires work exhibition games and spring training contests. * * * The National league umpires are under no such ruling, and for more than a month they have been busily calling balls and strikes. It is claimed, with logical foundation, that the elder circuit will get more efficient umpiring at the seasons opening. After all, an official should have spring 'training, too. * * * Expedition A trek into the wilderness by an expedition which rivals Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrfl's will be made this month by scientists. Airplanes, canoes, dog sleds .and snowshoes will be used, and the party will penetrate deep into northern Bri tish Columbia. * * * Its members are looking for geese. Not the ordinary honkers that attract North Iowa sportsmen, but the rare snow goose, which, although it's been known since 1861, has never yet been seen in its nesting grounds. * * * John Bonner Semple, Carnegie institute trustee and financial backer of the expedition, and George Miksch Sutton, bird artist, author and curator of birds at Cornell university, will lead the party. » t « About The Rock Stories about the late Knute Kockne have become so numerous that it is impossible to tell where truth ends and fiction be' gins so far as the famous Notre Dame football coach is concerned. Here is one that you may not have heard before: * * * In Rock's playing days, before ·"Notre Dame had'became nationally famous, the Irish, were entertained at a dinner with members of an eastern team they were to meet the next day. At the same table with Rockne, who was a rather slender and inoffensive appearing lad, were two members of the opposition team ·who set about to impress the -"Hoosier" with their toughness. * * * When the waiter asked one of them for his meat order, the beeg, tough feller snarled out of the corner of his mouth: "I'll take a big s t e a k r-a-a-a-r-e!" The other hard guy told the Waiter: ,, "I'll take a big steak i-a-a-w. * * * Rockne looked properly cowed but when the waiter asked his order the bull in, and I'll bit' off a chunk." Athletes Play No Part in Setting New Recorc AMES, April 11. CffJ-^Iowa Stat seems to be attempting a new rec ord--a record in which the Cyclon athletes play small part. A new case of measles has been reporte here every day for the last twc weeks. BOXING ARMORY at 8:30 40--ROUNDS--40 FREDDIE JOHNNY TOMPKINS vs. MALONE Mason City S'- F"" 1 6 Bounds at 136 Lbs. "SWEDE" BOLAND HARE vs. MALCOHM Fort Dodge Waterloo 6 Rounds at 152 Lbs. LEONARD VERN JOHNSON vs. GRICKLE Forest City Emmetsburg 6 Rounds at 170 Ibs. KID AB.ME RIPPLEY vs. ARNOLD Charles City St. Paul 6 Rounds at 143 Lbs. JOE - HARRY HERRITY vs. LOVICK Mason City Mason City 3 Ronndi at 170 Lbs. HARVEY FLORN WOODS vs. DELANTE St. Paul Plymouth 3 Rounds at 118 Ltn. CLARENCE BENNY Sawyer vs. Salvatore O-iage Fort Dodge 3 Rounds at 142 Lbs. "BARBER SHOP" "VOCMi" SMITH vs. VILLA Mason City Mason City 2 Rounds at 122 Lbs. 1 -- OTHER BOUT -- 1 Get Tickets NOW! SOc, 65c and 90c Plus Tax MAX BAER STARTS TREK FOR EAST BUGS'YOUNGSTER SMACKS PITCHING OF BIG LEAGUERS Sox' Defense Gets Weak as Batting, Pitching Are Growing Stronger. OKLAHOMA CITY, April 11. C?) --Arky Vaughan, youthful Pirate hortstop, will burn up National eague pitching this season if he ontinues his training camp per- ormance. His record is: Leads Pirate regulars with a hating average of .390; leads in runs cored with 22; leads in hits with 33; leads in doubles with 7; leads n triples, 3; homers 8, and also las- batted in the most runs, 23. WHITE SOX CHICAGO--It's one worry after another for Lew Fonseca, manager of the White Sox. Now that his earn is .hitting and getting pitch- ng, its defense is getting shakier day by day. Eight errors were made yesterday as the White Sox lost to he Pirates. CUBS CHICAGO--All of the regulars on the Chicago Cubs, plus Chuck Klein, were a little more sure of their jobs today. In the first of a series of preview games yesterday, the regulars swaraped the seconds, 11 to 1. Bill Lee, obtained from Columbus of the American association, held the seconds to four hits; the .regulars got 14 off Dick Ward. BRAVES BOSTON--The Braves are due home for a bit of practice before their series with the Red Sox. They are expected in time to put in an afternon on the wigwam diamond. The royal rooters planned a big celebration for the Tribesmen--for after all winning 13 of their 19 ex- ribition games wasn't at all a bad showing. GIANTS ATLANTA--The New York Giants gained at least one new fan and an important one during their visit to Atlanta. He is "Uncle" \Vilbert Robinson, former Brooklyn manager who now is president of the Atlanta club. He was seen rooting hard when the Giants lost to Cleveland yesterday and when accused of going over to the enemy he explained: "Well, I've been around York a'lot." PHILLIES PHILADELPHIA--Captain Dick Bartell of the Phillies, who war spiked on March 25 in Florida, is "getting used t o - a uniform again' and hopes to start playing Sunday ATHLETICS PHILADELPHIA--Frank Hayes whom the Athletics obtained from Montreal, has an enviable record o: victories. The A's have won 5 of the 6 games against major league opponents in which their catcher has been the rookie from Trenton, N. J National Clubs Head Preseason Victory Lists New It was Hayes whose homerun yesterday enabled the Athletics to even the city series with the Phillies, Licenses for Hunting, Fishing Now on Sale at County Recorders' DES MOtNES, April 11. (^Pi- Hunting and fishing licenses have been placed on sale by county recorders, the license division of the state fish and game commission has been advised. The division has just completed mailing out 275,900 licenses of various kinds for the 1934 season to the recorders. Each recorder received a supply of resident fishing, resident adull hunting, resident hunting and fishing, junior hunting, non-resident fishing, and non-residont hunting permits, while trapping licenses are to be furnished later. The licenses, which expire April 1 1935, are subject to the increased fees fixed by the 1 recent special ses sion of the general assembly. Chicago Wins Hockey Award After Eighth Year of Long Quest CHICAGO, April 11. ()--Chi cage's eight year quest for the Stanley cup had ended in triumph today and little Harold (Mush March was professional hockey's man of the hour. After more than 90 minutes o: bitter, dogged hockey before a crowd of 16,500 spectators, March the littlest man on the ice, drove a waist-high shot into the net behind Wilf Cude, to give the Black Hawks a 1 to 0 victory over De troit's Red Wings, the old pewte cup and the world professiona title. It was this same March wh' slashed home a goal in an over time period to defeat Les Can adiens of Montreal, in the fins match of the second place series o the National league playoffs. The figure of a pentagon wa. used as a badge by members of th Pythagorean school and it is sai to have symbolized health. Tompkins, Malone Will Scrap in Friday Event AKMB ARNOLD FREDDIE TOMPKINS Pictured above are three battlers who are slated to appear on the American Legion Drum corps' boxing card of Friday night ut the Mason City armory. To the right, Freddie Tompkins, Iowa welter and lightweight champion, of Mason City, who will mix it with Johnny Malone of St. Paul in 6 rounds of the main event, at 136 pounds. At upper left, Malone, Tompkins' opponent, is shown. At the lower left, Arnie Arnold, 142 pound stableniate of Malone's, who will meet Kid Rirpley of Charles City in a 6 round feature bout, CERRO GORDO IN TARGET VICTORY Local Rifle Club Wins Trio of Matches, Contests in League Fire. The rifle team of the Cerro Gordo Rifle club, Inc., of Mason City defeated the ClSrion Rifle club 945 to 911 in a match fired last week. The course of fire was 10 shots a man prone and standing at 50 feet, any sights..Ten men fired with the five high counting for record. Following are the individual scores: 195 187 187 186 I KG Competitor-- Prone Stdff. W E. Kenyon 100 93 L. Murks "O 82 L. E. AHstot 9' 91 S. A. Bruse 100 87 E. II. LImienkamp 99 8! Cen-o Gordo 406 449 S J. Shune 100 95 C. E. Shupe 97 90 T 3. Inne.i 100 8" Eil Hartsock 99 87 E. C. Shupc MO _86 Clarion 4.96 445 Ml Match With Oakland Team Won by Locals The rifle team won its fourth round match in the National Rifle association, league No. 9, by defeating the Oakland, Cal., Rifle club 932 to 912. Following are scores of the five high men on the local team: Competitor-- I'ronc Side- To. \V. E. Kcnj-nn 100 94 194 L. E. Allstot 100 88 IBS K. Marks 100 87 187 .1. F. Hancs 100 82 182 G. E. Andrews 100 81 181 Team Total BOO 432 932 Pistol Team Victors in League Contest The pistol team of the Cerro Gordo Rifle club, Inc., of this city won its fourth round match in the National Rifle Association Gallery Pistol league No. 3 by defeating the Bradford, Pa., Pistol and Revolver club, 1,336 to 1,272. The local club's score was second highest in the league for the fourth match and (Turn to Market Page) COACHES GATHER FORCE FOR GAME Cigar Store Critics Mak HeacBiner Contest of Profs' Meeting. IOWA CITY, April 11. UP»--Uni- versity of Iowa coaches will soon de termine if they can practice wha' they teach. Taunted by "cigar store" critics the Hawkeye instructors will per form in a basketball contest at the athletic department circus April 18 and 19 to answer a charge they an 'softies." The whole business started when a prominent downtown cigar store manager challenged "you fellow, may have been stars in your day but you're just a bunch of profes sors now." Williams Humiliated. Most humiliated was Rollie Wil liams who was told he would neei a pair of crutches to demonstrate : simple play to his basketball team Rallying to their cohort othe coaches, including the now some what buxom Ossie Solera, footbal chieftain, decided to participate in a basketball contest for the annua circus. Ossie, nominated captain of on team, will have as teammate George Bregnahan, track coach Dave Armbruster, swimming: Te Swenson, tennis; and Franci Schammel, football. The Lineup. Opposing will be Captain Wil liams, Otto Vogel. baseball; Mik Howard, wrestling; Bill Boclter football and basketball; and Jo Laws, football. Just to assure perfect conduct o the rules, Dr. E. H. Lauer. athlet ic director, will referee. And mean while, the cigar store promoters ar organiEing a cheering section t give an Iowa version of the "Bronx cheer. NDIANS' VICTORY STRING WITH N, Y. IUTS DOWN LEAD t. Louis, Chicago Stand as Tough Customers in Play of National Loop. NEW YORK, April 11. UP)-- iVith only a week to go before the ig show opens, the National league lubs still held a comfortable mar- in over their American league ivals today in the Grapefruit eague competition. The margin, however, was mailer than it was a week ago, ue largely to the consistency with vhich the Cleveland Indians have leaten the world champion New York Giants in their spring series. To date the National league clubs lave chalked up 42 victories in in- er-league competition against 35 or the American league entries. Indians Cut Margin. Last week the National had a line-game margin. But since then he Indians have beaten the Giants times in 5 clashes to climb up among the leading teams in the ompetition and a couple of other American league teams have shown igns of improvement. The results, which will be wiped mt as soon as the regular season ipens, point to the St. Louis and Chicago National league clubs as a ouple of dangerous customers and Cleveland as a standout in the unior circuit. The Giants, despite heir trouble with Cleveland, have jeen the heaviest winners in the nterleague competition with 9 vic- :ories. But they also have the argest loss figure, 10. Braves, Sox High. The Boston Braves, with 7 triumphs and Chicago's White Sox with 6, also rate up among the big winners. The Cards head the list individually with five victories and two defeats, followed by Cleveland with 3 and 3, and the Cubs with 4 and 2. The Boston Red Sox, touted as a coming first division team, are largely responsible for the American league's poor showing, winning only 2 of their 10 games with Na- :ionai league clubs. HENKELTCLEANER KEGLERS IN WINS Strom Sets 236 Single, 619 Series as High Marks for Tuesday Play. WEDNESDAY GAMES. Pabst Blue Ribbon vs. Globe- Gazette, 1 and 2. Wagner Coal vs. Northern Oilers, 3 and 4. Henkel's Ready-Mix and Lyons Cleaners eacn took a pair from their opposition, Birum-Olson and Budiveiser, in City league kegliag of Tuesday night. The Lyons team was high for the evening with 2,839. about 50 pins short of the top mark for the week so far. Capt. John Strom of the Henkel team was the star of the evening with a 236 high single and a 619 series. He rolled a pair of 200's, as did Berg and Finlayson. Eight were scored for the evening, with only the one 600 and no 1,000's being racked up. Secretary Hans G. Pusch announced Wednesday that a bowling ball and bag were missing from the alleys. The ball was black, and initialed W. R. L., the bag being gray. LYONS CLEANERS 1st 2nd 3rd Batters Bunted Clever Ace Into Minor Leagues By WILLIAM WAMBSGANSS Written for Central Press and Globe-Gazette. When shine ball artists are mentioned the names of Eddie Cicotte and Dave Danforth are immediately called to mind. Shine ball Eddie, as he was called, was one of the cleverest little pitchers that ever outwitted a batter. He caused the rule that no foreign substance could be used on the ball, and that the pitcher could rub the ball only with his bare hands. Dave Danforth, who was a pupil of Cicotte's wasn't worried about that rule. He could soak his left hand in brine and toughen up the skin of his palm so that the palm would rough the ball by rubbing It in the hands. Dave had very sharp fingernails, so sharp they could nick the ball. Nobody got on to how smart Dave was for a long time. He always kept his left hand continually in his pocket. * t * However, it remained for Alan Sothoron to pull the prize of them all. Sothoron was a very smart pitcher and would pick out the rough spots on a ball--if there were any--and, by holding it in the right way. could make it sail. His thumbnails were so sharp they cut the threads on a ball. Of. course, as soon as it was discovered, the umpire would throw the ball out. When I was with the Cleveland Indians the Tribe was playing the Browns in St. Louis one day and Al was pitching. A number of balls had been thrown out with a torn thread. Finally the umpire looked at a brand new ball before he tossed it out to Sothoron and discovered that the whole lot had cut threads. Sothoron developed a peculiar mental hazard in throwing wildly to bases. Batters would sometimes ·et his number by bunting and sooner or later he would throw one away, and the opposition would get to him. It was one of the reasons he had to give up pitching. * * * Alan joined Cleveland in 1921 and started his first game for us in Boston. The Red Sox had little punch then, so they resorted to ranting tactics. Larry Gardner, our third sacker, protected Sothoron by fielding most of the bunts and Al sailed along nicely until the sixth inning, with a three-run lead. In this inning the Red Sox batters started bunting the ball directly at him, so that he had to field them and make the throws to first. On the first three plays he threw the ball over the first baseman's head Alan had good control pitching to the batters and had good stuff on the ball, but his mental hazard got the best of him. He had to be taken out, beca.use he couldn't throw accurately to first base. He drifted to the minors after that trial but always the same mental hazard stalked him. Wherever he went the opposing hitters started bunting on him, and so be was forced, at last, to retire as a pitcher. He's been named manager of the Milwaukee team for this year ·and he's a good pilot, too. Next--Smoky Joe Wood ALAN SOTHOKON Players- W. Lyons R. Lyons n. IIOKn O. Here C. Lyons Actual Pins.. Handicap ... Totnl I'his .... Players-M. Huslisrns I). Bushcens P. 1'ttcr .... R, Flntayson F. O'NcIl ... . 171 , 185 . 170 170 173 204 188 927 57 188 184 170 202 162 89I 07 BUDWEISER 211 138 143 208 168 Actual Pins.. 8«6 Handicap ... B.f 3rd 177 167 123 201 101 835 US Total MO 1523 .114 1191 CIO 26(18 171 Totnl B36 401 430 3IU ,-,09 3500 J6S Av. 179 . 921 854 890 2665 889 Players-Ever* AlllH.lt Gltt Clausen .tirade BIRITM-OLSON" CO. Actual Pins.. Handltap ... 1st 135 145 146 1C9 74(1 86 2nd 180 nr, 178 15(1 1R2 852 8fl 3rd 188 ItUI 172 1KB 161! 86 1 86 947 Total 503 471 49f, 310 479 24.19 2.18 When James G. Elaine was nom inated for chairmanship of the republican convention, in 1876. Col. Robert G. Ingersoll gave him the nickname of "Plumed Knight." Total Tins .... 832 938 HEXKF.I/S BEADY MIX Player.-- lit 2nd 3rd Iota! R. Boy 19» '·« 1M 5;!(! L. Wlico* .... 175 178 136 489 P. Wileox .... "4 12.-, 223 482 .1. Slrom 1KO 236 203 61!) T. Krnmbboll . 183 187 174 544 :ollegiate titleholder in the 145 lound class. The University of Oklahoma Southwestern State Teachers' col ege and Central State Teachers :ollegc also will be represented b; itrong teams. Iowa. State Strong. Most serious threat to the Okla homa and far eastern invasion wil be the powerful Iowa State colleg team, coached by Hugo Otopalik The Cyclones again have one o their customary exceptional team whose individual stars will make serious fight for championship noil ors. Preliminaries in the tournamen will be Friday afternoon and eve ning with the semifinals Saturda afternoon and the finals that eve ning. During the tournament the Olym lie wrestling committee will mee lere to plan for 1936 games. Aetna! Tin*.. Handlrnp ... 8R3 45 320 M70 135 Totnl Fins .... 912 828 903 2305 935 NATIONAL MATCH PLANS COMPLETE 100 of Best Wrestlers From All Over United States to Try at Ames. AMES, April 11. OT--Preparations were complete today for the national A. A. U. wrestling tournament here Friday and Saturday in which more than 100 of the nation's best wrestlers will compete. The performers will come from all sections of the country, with the state of Oklahoma, hotbed of wrestling interest, furnishing the favored candidates for final honors. Four New Enjrlanders. From far off New England will come four outstanding grapplers, Francis Millard, 135 pound sectional A. A. U. champion; Henry Rondeau holder of the eastern regional "Y' : heavyweight title; Bliss Sargent, 155 pound champion, and Marcel Martineau, 145 pound expert. Four Oklahoma schools will be represented at the meet, with Oklahoma Aggies offering the strongest contingent. Aggie Stars. The agricultural school's stars include Rex Perry, national col 206 legiate titleholder in the 118 pound \ division, Ross Flood, national col legiate champion in the 126-pount class who has never been defeated and Allan Kelly, another nationa BUSINESS BEGINS FOR CALIFORNIA ON TRAINING TRIP Exhibitions Planned for Big Scrapper Along Route to Ring Battle. SACRAMENTO, Cal.. April 11. f)--Max Baer is enroute east today to begin serious training for his istic battle with Primo Camera une 14 for the heavyweight box- ng championship of the world. He was the guest at a farewell dinner prior to boarding the Southern Pacific Overland Limited here ast night. The last words he heard as the train pulled out was a fern- nine voice shouting "Bring back the title." "I Sure Will." "I sure will," replied Max waving his hat to the crowd. As he left the hotel dining room. 3aer tossed an apple he had been eating into the street and remarked: "This is where I stop playing. m now on it is to be serious Business with me. I alone can win the title for me and I am going to do it." On the train with Baer is Ancil Hoffman, his manager; Mrs. Hoffman, Mike CanUvcll, his trainer, and his brother. Buddy, a strapping 18-year-old youth who will be his sparring partner in a series of exhibitions. Shows at Springfield. The first exhibition will be at Springfield, Mo,, Friday night. The other exhibitions that have been scheduled will be at Tulsa, Okla., April 16 and Kansas City April IS. Two other stage appearances may be put on, Hoffman said, before the party arrives in New York April 25. Quarterfinals for Ping-Pong on List for Play This Week Quarterfinal matches were on schedule this week for the Mason CHy ping-pong tournament sponsored by the Y. M. C. A. and the Mason "City Sporting Goods company, with games to be played and reported to the Y. M. C. A. by Thursday night. The pairings were as'follows: Dr. Draper Long vs. Paul Hull; Layson Connett vs. Sterling Prusia; Jack Struyk vs. Doug Weaver; L. S. Putnan vs. E. A. Engler. "Safety First" talkies are shown throughout Scotland. being Identified Character FREEMAN SHOES FOR MEN · Some men are inclined to think of "style" as something bizarre ... as a word that applies only to youth. That is especially true when we speak of shoe styles. Yet nothing could be further from the truth. You have only to see the interpretation Freeman puts on the word "style" to know that a shoe can have character; You will find many "sport" shoes and swanky models in the Freeman line this year ; : : but you will also find a wealth of styles that appeal to men of maturity . . . as exemplified by the "ETON" shown here. Won't you come in and see our new Freeman Shoes for Summer? 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