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February 8, 1944

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 8

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We wonder if that 103-31 trim-*- ming of Chicago by Iowa wasn't the straw that broke the camel's back. Or in other 'words, isn't it about time the Maroons dropped but of the Big Teh? The pitiful weakness of Chicago teams isn't just a product of the war, but. started long before Pearl HarborT Chicago doesn't compete in football, admittedly the main dish of any athletic conference, and especially the Western circuit which p«te out the toughest clubs in the country. The only two sports we know of in /which -the Maroons can hold their own are tennis and gymnastics. Chicago is tops, in those. We've seen the Maroons win Big Ten gymnastics meets and make it tough on net opponents. All Athletics That, however, does not represent full participation in the Big Ten. We feel thafin order to hold 1 membership a school should be required to participate in athletics on a full scale. There's no need to deny that football isn't tho main issue. It is. It suppm-ts athletics the year 'round,'as it does in all other circuits. There are plenty , of schools which would give almost anything to become a member of the Western conference. Ton'd think thai Chicago would be tired of becoming a 'doormat for the rest of the loon. It's a nice war for the other teams to fatten their averages, but a victory, over Chicago actually doesn't mean' a whole lot If the Maroons don't quit voluntarily, they should be asked to step aside'or resume-football on a scale that-would bring them up to a par Twith the rest of the Big 10. NoboiyV asking Chicago to pul out championship teams: And you can't ask a school to leave if i( doesn't .win games. Do Its Shace However, we\feel it should at least make an effort to get in and do its share, and field the best team possible. Chicago will never be able to field a winner with the de-emphasized athletic policy now in force. Were it merely a measure for the duration, nobody would kick, but with President Robert M. Hutchins' attitude such, as it is, Ives Heads for Scoring Tide it appears to be a fixture there as long as Hutchins controls the policy. v Hutchins is a good educator, one of the finest, and. the University of Chicago an excellent institution scholastically. We're not attempting to criticize in any war the academic standing of the school. It definitely b one of the best. Athletically speaking, however, it is one of the poorest, and the thing to do is remedy that fault, if not at the present, then as soon as the war is over. The officials could declare their intentions on that matter now. Of course, Chicago is a. tradition in the Big Ten,- and many would be reluctant to ask her to leave because of it. True, the Maroons have had a great athletic tradition, built up by a great man, Amos Alonzo Stagg. Chicago, however, saw fit to rid itself of the Grand Old Man, and apparently cared not one little bit for tradition. Thrown Out _ If the school itself throws memories out the window, *why should the rest of the conference be backward in so doing? We see no reason whatsoever. T h e r e are plenty of other institutions which would make excellent members. In oar opinion, Notre Dame or Pittsburgh would be ideal, although there is some question about the Irish desiring- entrance. The South Bend school adheres to the Big Ten's policy in almost every respect,, and plays a good share -of its games with Western conference schools. / The Panthers, always a big name in sports, are desirous of returning to football as of yore. "Arid far as it may seem from here, Pittsburgh is hot out of the Big Ten territory. It is no more than a few ,hburs ride from Columbus, Ohio, site of Ohio State university. The.choice of a new school is not the big issue at the moment, however. Chicago is the problem child, and it should be dealt with effectively, in our opinion. Either force the. Maroons out or demand they resume football, if Chicago big wigs refuse to step aside gracefully. It isn't a pleasant task, but it is for the best interests of the other' schools. Top Man in Average Big 10 Point-Getting ' ByBOBiyiEYER Chicago, (UP)--A kid from Diagonal, Iowa, was making a straight line for the Big Ten scoring title Tuesday. Dick Ives, Iowa's 17 year old freshman forward, held the inside track for. basketball's marksman honors with 134 in 7 games--an average of almost 20 points per contest. ------- -+ Although Michigan's Tom King fficially paced the conference with 137 points io 10 games, Ives Ppeared to be the successor to Andy Phillip's crown because he JOHAWKSFACE THORNTON FIVE Seek 11 th Triumph of Regular Season Well rested after 2 consecutive weeks of tournament play, the St. Joseph basketball team was to go after victory number 11 .of the regular season here Tuesday nigbt against an invading Thornton five. After being dropped out of the second round of the Catholitr-DL- ocese .tournament at Dubuque last Tuesday by Immaculate Conception of Cedar Bapids, the Jonawks were given a few days rest, then returned to practice sessions later, in the week. The week before the diocese meet, the Blue and White copped the Cerro Gordo cage title by downing Rockwell" in the finals. F.ather A. D. Gibbs' charges will be the favorites to brings their campaign mark to 10-2 at Thornton's expense. The lone losses this year have been to-Kensett ^a Clear Lake. i The probable starting lineup will see Jerry Coyle and Jim Colloton at the forwards, Frank Pattee at center arid:-Chuck Coyle and Bob Chute at the guard posts. The Johawk girls will face the Thornton lassies in a curtain- raiser. . · . ' » / ' I*"-'' ~\. I ( .fa$ f: XV* has 3 more chances than King emaining on 'the schedule. The swath cist by Ives in the onference'race so far is amaz- ngly parallel to the path taken by llinois' Phillip last season, when ie totaled 255 points in 12 games or an average of 21.25. After 7 games, Phillip's total vas 134 points--the same .as Ives lad collected after his 7th game Saturday night. However, Phillip, i battle-hardened veteran,, used us last game on the schedule against Chicago to score 40 'points, vhereas Ives, a brash freshman, already has nipped Chicago for 43 Novikdf f Puts Name on 1944 Cub Contract Chicago, (#·) -- Lou Noyikoff, who 4 years ago took over Dizzy Dean's spot as the Chicago Cubs' player the fans talk most about, has 'em talking too. again -- and speculating, Novikoff, who is better known as the "mad Russian," and not "Larrupin" Lou," as his more ardent followers call him, isn't going to keep Chicago fans in suspense this year about playing ball. .The major league's most stnbhorn holdoht last year announced in Los Angeles that he had signed his 1944 contract--probably the first Cub in the fold of Owner Phil K. Wrigley. Word that Novikoff had agreed to terms immediately set fans to guessing as to the reason for his early capitulation. Some reasoned that the 28 year old outfielder's showing in 1943, after holding'out 61 days, wouldn't be much ol an argument on his part for a boost in salary, so he took what was offered. He hit .279 in 78 games. But there were rumors thai probably Lou has been told by the Cub bosses that he is going to be put on the trading_blocfc. And ii he's signed up, the Cub genera' office would be in a better position to do business. Other reports were that Lou wants to get an early start this season because of the stiff opposition for Cub outfielder berths There are several candidates, wit! Bill Nicholson and ^Harry Lowre; certainties. Others include the Veteran Ival Goodman, who hi .320 last year, and newcomers Andy Pafko and Ed Sauer, powe hitters from the,coast league am Southern association, respectively «E(J «IM GET THAT LONG DISTANCE CALL THROUGH TONIGHT You can do it by not using Long Distance between 7 and 10 P. M. except for urgent calls. Those are the night-time hours when many service men are off duty and it's their best chance to call home. Phoenix Open to McSpaden; Wins $1,000 By FRANK PITMAN Phoenix, Ariz., /P)--H a r o 1 d (Jug) McSpaden, the Pfiiladel- phian who weighted his driving clubs and immediately became the top money winner in pro golf ranks, was Texas bound Tuesday after his 6th victory in the list 9 major tournaments. The latest triumph, worth a $1,000 war bond, came in the Phoenix open where McSpaden won his first 18-hole playoff. Byron Nelson of Toledo, former' national open and Professional Golf Association champion, was runrierup He received a $750 bond. McSpaden carded a one-under par 70 Monday to edge Nelson by 2 strokes. They finished the 72- hole open Sunday wtih. 1,735, 11 under par. The pro golfers- were heade'd Tuesday for San Antonio, where the Texas open begins Thursday. McSpaden credits his winning streak to the change in his driving clubs. "Six months ago I weighted and shortened them," lie explained. "I'm not getting any more distance off the tee, but I can sure drive that ball where I want." Uncle Sam will probably end the 35-yer-old McSpaden's victory string after the San Antonio event. He has been ordered to report for induction immediately following TMffer, Feb. «, 1*44 MA80N COT GLOBE-GAZETTC Mw,-~ ; sr* BICK IVES --Heads for Title points and now must face 5 hard games with Ohio State, Purdue and Northwestern, in which he yill be fortunate to average 15 points a game. v Six times Phillip scored more nan 20 points and only once fell «Iow IS, while Ives already has wo 13-point games and two 8- tointers. However, even though Phillip's record appears to be safe rom the sharpshooting youngster, Ives definitely is the chief con- estant among the 20 players who lave scored more-than 50 points his season. Six players had bettered the 100 mark, with Dave Danner, Iowa's- other forward, Don Grate and Arnold Risen of Ohio State, and Dave Strack of Michigan, trailing IRISH TO GET BREP TALENT Chicago, (IF)--The luck of the Irish, that is the Irish of Notre FELLER STARS IN SOUTH PACIFIC GAME--Robert · Feller (at tat), former star_, Cleveland Indians hurler, waits to take a cut at the ball during an all star camp base-3' f ball game at a base "somewhere in the.sodth Pacific," according to information sent«'I with this picture to John Carmichael, Chicago Daily News sports editor. Feller is now!? aboard a battleship. During the game he struck out 15 men and drove in three runs. (Apfj 1 photo. Bobby Jones, Babe Ruth, Jesse Owens Win All-Time Sports Achievement Poll I Dame, is holding you. Notre very well, thank Under a new plan of placement announced Monday by Lt. Henry n *-._u _ « ,. nav y' aviation board*, Notre Penfield of the cadet selection £ing and Ives. Ohio State continued to hold :eam honors by placing 4 of its 5 starters among the top dozen scorers with 78 points or more. Scoring leaders having 50 or more points: Dame's 1944, football team may corner the market on the Chicago area's 1943 high school stars enlisted in the navy's V-5 training program. Lt. "Penfield said - it appeared certain most of the prep grid heroes graduated in mid-year would be assigned to Notre Dame, effective March I. They will remain there in training until about Nov. 1 which would enable them to play most of the football season before being shipped out for more advanced training. Some prep luminaries; however, will be assigned to other schools including St. Ambrose college, Davenport, Iowa; Indiana State, Terre Haute, Ind.; Wabash college, CrawfbVdsville, Ind.; and .jSTev.'berry college, Newberry S. Car. , Points King, Michigan 137 Ives, Iowa 134 Danner, Iowa 125 Grate, Ohio State 120 Risen, Ohio State 117 Strack, Michigan 112 Hoffman, Purdue 96 Bugger, Ohio State 91 Patterson, Wisconsin 36 Patrick, Illinois 85 Haag, Purdue 81 Bow en, Ohio State 78 Horn, Purdue 74 Hirsch, Michigan 69 Smith,'Wisconsin' 68 Kirk, Illinois 63 Graham, Northwestern 56 DeG-raw, Chicago 55 Wendland, Wisconsin 55 Henvig, Iowa 34 Aver. 13.7 19.14 IS 15 12.15 11.2 12 11.37 12.28 14.16 10.15 9.7S 9.25 7.66 9.71 10.5 9.33 9 7.85 7.71 NORTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY JACK Co/A VJSSlod'-S KidG, OF -fd£. l-iMiV/eiivrs -- Ae Meets BOS Modf0tf ER-/ t^ A -Trfug MA-TOl vtMz -ibfteAr BOLDER North Iowa Basketball. Lime Springs Wins Tourney " Finals of the Howard County Tournament played at Cresco: Immaculate Conception Academy girls of Elma 16, Cresco Assumption giris 12. The boys section, Lime Springs 38, Cresco "B" team 31. Wentworth was high point man for the \vinners with 17. Soveriegn and D. Carmen each scored 8 points for Cresco. Girls Tourney at Gruver Graver--Eight girls basketball teams were to open play in the sectional tournament here Wednesday night. Play will continue each night through Saturday, with the finals carded at 8:30 the final night. Wednesday Center township will face Superior and Emmet township will take on -Haifa Thursday's games will pit Cylinder against Swan Lake township, and Graettinger against Ringsted. The semi-finals will be held Friday at 7:30 and 8:40. Manly Halts Rock Fails Manly--Coach. Abe Martin's Manly Railroaders halted Hock Falls here Monday night, winning a 30-21 v i c t o r y . The winners held a 17-6 halftime l e a d , and coasted in to victory during the latter 2 periods. Collis and Hogan led the vic- wilh 13 and 9 points respectively, while Heubner and Moore scored 6 each for Rock Falls. The Rock Falls girls opened the evening's proceedings with a 36-34 victory over the Manly lassies. Cober and Culver had 13 and 7 for Manly, while Crau had 20 for the winners, Rake Defeats Bricelyn, Minn. Rake--Rake "high school defeated Bricelyn, Minn., 23-15 here Monday night in the last home game of the season. The local club has won 12 out of 15 games this year. Capt. Haugen of Rake was high for the evening with 8. points and Rcndall was runner for Rake with 7.. points. Prestegaard was high for Bricelyn and Lindeman was runnerup with ·}. The Rake reserves defeated the Bricelyn .reserves 23-16 retaining I its undefeated record for the sea- / By CHIP ROYAL A. P. Features Sports Editor New York--The 3 g r e a t e s t sports achievements of all-time are: · · , 1. The grand slam of golf achieved by Bobby Jones in 1930. 2. The great pitching, the greater outfielding and the. greatest home run hitting of Babe Ruth. 3. The record running, broad jumping and hurdling' of Jesse Owens. . . These were the results of a question put to the nation's sports editors by AP Features which said: "What do you consider the 3 greatest all-time achievements in American sports?" The editors responded with votes and columns on various feats and athletes. There never was a doubt that Jones and Ruth would be among the top athletes of all-time--they were mentioned on the majority of ballots--but, George Stallings' Boston. Braves of 1914 gave Jesse Owens quite a battle for the 3rd spot. Probably the biggest surprise in the country-wide poll was the lack of votes for Joe Louis' string of boxing successes./Francis Ottimet, who created a sensation in golf at 19 by defeating Ted .Ray and Harry Vardon; and Helene Madison, who once held 16 world swimming records, were also ignored. The more you look at Jones' golf record, the more you are impressed with it. He won the British Amateur and Open and the U. S. Amateur and Open, In the 9 years preceding his retirement in 1930, Bobby played in 12 O p e n championships. He grabbed 3 in England, won 4 in the United States and finished 2nd 4 times here--in other .words, he was in the money 11 out of 12 times. Don't forget'he shot all this golf with a wooden shaft club. The divot diggers use steel shafts now and sny one of them will tell you that the difference in shafts means about 10 strokes less a tournament than in the days when Jones was in his prime. Bobby, now a major in the U S. Army Air Forces in England was surprised when he learned in London that American sports editors had voted his "grand slam' as the best sports achievement of all-time. . ' 'Tm glad that they remember it after all these .years," said Jones. "Bat it should be easy to duplicate after the war with thi expansion of trans-Atlantic ai travel. "AH yon have to do is develop an amateur who can hold his own with the pros." Yes, that's all you have to do Bobby. " Babe Ruth's record" is so full o marks, color and versatility, it can never be told in a few words. Bu all anyone needs to do is to re member these things: The big fellow hit 714 homeruns Bobby Jones, left, golf's famous master of the fairways, is shown in a 1930 pose, the year he scored his "grand slam." Placing behind him in the-AP Features poll to,determine the three top sports achievements of alt time were Babe Ruth, shown finishing his familiar swing, and Jesse Owens, breasting the tape. (including 60-in one year and 113 in 2 years), batted in 2,209 runs, and held 76 major league all-time records during his 22 years with the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and Boston Braves. On top of all that, the Bambino holds a world series record of hurling 29 consecutive innings without allowing a run. Add Ms $80,000 salary for 1930 and '31, which has never been equalled, and you have achievement plus. Jesse Owens, 3rd choice of the athletic scribes, still-holds 6 world records in-the track book. The crack Negro runner -was- a sensation as a schoolboy, then at Ohio State University and later as a member of the last United Slates Olympic team in 1936. O w e n s " records include 3 he made on May 25, 1935, when as a Buckeye he outfooted all the other Big Tenners. The events and times were 220 yard dash, 20.3,220-yard low hurdles,22.6; broad jump, 26 feet, SVi inches. He also tied the 100-yard mark of 9.4 the same afternoon. Then, there was that happy day in Berlin when as an American competitor, Owens '^won the .1 and 200 meters;' the broad juir (all new Olympic records), and r(' made Hitler feel even worse whfj he sparked the U. S. relay tea. to a new record. V-2 Fourth place in the poll went to'k, ^. the Boston Braves, and who UufiVJ among the old time baseball fa_ns w ' will ever forget that gallant rise » ·'£ from the cellar to first place in .1914? Lou Gehrig, "Iron Man" of 1 baseball, was the 5th choice. Jim Thorpe's track and football career landed him only one vote behind the great Yankees first baseman. Johnny Vander Meer, the Cm- [ cinnati Reds' pitcher who hurled ;· 2 no-hit, no-run games in a row, 1 and Red Grange, Illinois' immor- f tal "galloping ghost" of the grid- ·} ,iron, tied for 7_th place in the '·. memories of the sports editors. Then came that Georgia Peach, ' Ty Cobb, whose hitting marks , still stand in baseball's little red L book, Jack Dempsey, and Corne: 5 lius Warmerdam, the only person. * ever to.pole vault more than 15 ' feet. The latter 2 tied for 10th, I place. - son. The reserves have one game left.' Bake's independent team defeated Bricelyn's independents 42-31 in the 3rd game of the evening. Coach Lund was high for Rake with 20 points and Supt. Johnson was high for Bricclyn with 18 points. '* Hcyfield Beats Woden, 47-24 Iiayfield -- Hayfield defeated Woden 47-24 in the Seven Eagles conference here Monday night. The local club led at halftime 24-12. L. Formanek was high for Hayfield with 16 paints and Isenbrand and Goslin tied for high honors on Woden's team with 8 points each. Woden won from the local club earlier in the season. The Woden reserves won from the Hayfiold reserves 24-17 Monday night. COLLEGE BASKETBALL ~ (By The Associated Press) E»«t Mitchell Field 18: New York FBI 47. Ellis Island Coast Guard 43; Pier IB Coast Guard 19. Vlllanova 55; Loyola (Baltimore) 43. Floyd Bennett Field 46; New York Hist. Ccast Guard 45. Philadelphia Coast Guard 53; CilrUs Bay Coast Guard 47. 2Uid«r«t Great Lakes 63; Wisconsin 40. Missouri 45: Kansas State 30. TojjeHa Air Base 40; Fort Bilcy All Stars 40. Olathe Clippers 59; Winter Hospital 43. Fort Bile.v CHTC Centaurs 43; Kansas University 38. Camp Grant 5G; Dow Chemical 39. Valparaiso (Ind.) 39; Central Normal 37. Indiana Slate 48; George Field (III.) 39. Sooth Kaval Training Station, Norfolk, Dl, Camp Davis 42. North Carolina Stale 42; Catawba 22. Kentucky 51; Illinois 40. U. of Louisville 37; Western State 31. Virginia Tech. 39: V. M. L 17. V, W«t / Camp Keams 59; Fort Douglas 30. Eckers (Utah) 51; Salt Lake Army Air Base Wings 43. RECTAL COLON PROSTATE RHEUMATISM . (ARTHRITIS) (Octozone Therapy) SINUS Dr.R.W.SHULTZ,D.O. 218-219-220 ^irst National Bank Bldg. IT'S GREAT DUBLIN MIXTURE Pocket Pkg. . . 8- Oz. ... 16- Oz. ... 25c S-l.OO 51.90 In the lobby of HOTEL HANFOKD Mam CHy. I*wa ff^f^ja^t-^^^^

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