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BASEBALL Eudd high school plays at Roosevelt stadium Friday at 3:45 o'clock in baseball opener for Mason City. THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 1934 BOXING * · · « · * » · · · Tompkins to fight in main event of Drum Corps' boxing show listed for Friday, April 13, in ring at Mason City armory. t , I .*» (f · Out of the PRESSBOX ------ Bj AL M1TUHEL You're Foolin' A. day ago, two paragraphs oi this column explained that southern Minnesota towns which plan to support semipro baseball this season had decided to form a league within the confines of their own state. * * * The Albert tea Evening ' Tribune of Tuesday displayed a story on Sports Editor Vplght's page that seems to refute such an announcement . . . at first glance. » * * This second story has Fairmont . Albert Lea and Austin, in Minnesota, and Algona, Forest City, Estherville, Spencer and Mason City, all set to begin league play May 15. Four league games are carded each week under an arabi- tious schedule. * » * The Albert Lea story came from Fairmont, Minn. It's all right, except that there Isn't going to be any representative from Mason City entered In such a league, unless someone has a baseball team up his sleeve that hasn't seen the light as yet. * * * Probably there won't be much interest in such a loop around Forest City, although the Collegians were ·winners of the second half season in the S. M. I. setup of 1933, and had better financial luck at league play than anywhere else. * * * At last reports, John Sanders at Charles City was going to confine his attention to exhibitions rather than league games, although his Lions weren't mentioned as prospective league members. * * * Whether the Algona Grays will be in the field this season as a league team or independent outfit hasn't been announced, and nothing .has been heard from Estherville. At Corwith, night baseball, independ- 'ent of leagues, will be the style as it was ast season. The same plan will j' jbably be followed at Hamp- *· ', by "Smoky" Marschall, taking "it for granted that the Pirates will be in the field this season. * * * At Austin, it's said there will be a pair of clubs in action. With college ballplayers likely v - .to be on the rosters, some of ..t,the older standbys will probably be on the way out. ·· f * * * 1 The whole North Iowa and southern Minnesota baseball area is in more or less a chaotic state. Sad ex(Tum to Market Pane) Nashua Lions, Preps Announce Schedules, Plan Baseball Season NASHUA, April 12.--The Nashua Lions baseball team which will compete in the Cedar Valley league with five other teams, has a 20 game schedule. Other members of the Cedar Valley are Sumner, Shell Rock, Waverly and Readlyn. The season's schedule is as follows: May 6--At Waverly. May 13--Tripoli, here. May 20--Snmner, there. May 57--Beadlyn, there. Jane 3--Shell Rock, here. Jane 10--Waverly, here. June 17--Sumner, here. June 31--Tripoli, there. July 1--Readlyn, here. Jnly 8--Snmner, here. July 15--Waverly, there. Jnly 22--Tripoli, here. July 29--Snmner, there., Anp. 8--Rcadlyn, there. ,, Aus.12--Shell Bock, here. Auir.19--Waverly, here. Anc. 26--Shell Rock, there. Sept. 2--Tripoli, there. Sept. 9--Readlyn, here. Sept. 16--Shellu Hock, there. Five teams, at present, have been scheduled for the high school. It is expected that home and away games will be scheduled with Ferd- ericksburg and Plainfield in addition to the contests already lined up as follows: April 27--Alta Vista, here. May 4--Tripoli, there. May 11--Lawler, here. May 15--Alta Vista, there. May 18--Tripoli, here. Clarion Rifle Club Wins In Match With Ohio Five ' CLARION, April 12.--The Clarion Rifle club defeated the Barnes- vllle, Ohio, club, 933 to 931, in a return match of the National Rifle association postal tournament. In their first shoot, the Clarion club lost to tie Barnesville team. The rankings were: Clarion-- Prone Standing Total S. Shnpc 100 ill J91 Fran 99 90 1B9 Hartsock 9i 92 186 C. Shape 100 84 184 E. Shape 9» 88 183 Jlarnesvllle, Ohio-- Prone Standing Total Nichols 100 89 189 Miller 99 89 188 Talbot 99 87 186 Shipley 99 86 185 Michael 99 SI 183 HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL WILL BEGIN Mule Haas, Sick Pitcher, Back in White Sox Lineup As Hawks Acquired World Hockey Title This photo shows some action between the Chicago Black Hawks and the Detroit Red Wings during Stanley cup series. Lionel Conacher of Hawks, extreme left, is shown retrieving puck after Lewis of Wings, shown behind cage on the ice, failed to make a goal. A 1-0 Hawk victory Tuesday night decided the three- out-of-flve game match and the world title. CARD COMPLETE FOR FRIDAY MIX Long Prelim List to Head Main Go Between Local Ace and Malone. With the signing of Billy. Carpenter, Waterloo lightweight, to trade blows with Tony Weitzel local 135 pounder, Promoter Joe Kelly, of the American Legion Drum corps announced that the boxing card scheduled for the armory Friday night was completed. "Barber shop" Smith, local fighting porter, will square off in a special 2 rounder against "Young" Villa, Mexican featherweight who will be making his debut in the ring Friday night. Welters to Go. The third bout of the card will bring together two welterweights and former high school athletes in Clarence Sawyer of Osage, who opposes Ben Salvatore of Fort Dodge in a 3 round bout. Harry Lovick, local lightheavy- weight, who knocked out Burr Punner of Waterloo in the first of their last meeting here, will try ais wares in a 3 rounder against Joe Hearrity, Dave Ryan's "Fighting Milk Boy." Hearrity has not been seen in the local ring since last season. Mites in Prelim. The feature 3 round preliminary will see two mites. Florn Delante, Filipino 118 pounder, will test his skill against a former amateur champion from St. Paul, in Harvey Woods, for whom his handlers predict a great future in the ring. The first of the 6 round bouts will see Arnie Arnold, St. Paul bat- :ering ram, trading punches against Marvin (Kid) Rippley, popular Charles City 142 pounder. The St. Paul fighter is one of the younger crop of boxers, who has made a ·eputation for himself in the Twin- Cities, and is looking forward to us Mason City debut Friday night, flippley has been training hard for :his coming bout, and states that le will make up for his last trial, n which he was knocked out by Roland Malcohm of Waterloo. Johnson Intends Revenge. Leonard Johnson, "The Wild Bull of Winnebago county" whose wild swings are familiar to North Iowa boxing fans, will go into action against Verne Grickle of Emmetsburg, in a 6 rounder. Johnson showed plenty of action in his last bout against Bob Puuteney of Waterloo. Vern Grickle is the pleasing mixer who defeated Mike Wolfe of forest City, whom he spotted 20 ounds. Johnson intends to avenge (Turn to Market Page) BOXING Friday Night, ARMORY, at 8:30 40 -- ROUNDS -- 40 9 -- GREAT BOUTS -- 9 4 -- MAIN EVENTS -- 4 Get Tickets NOW! 25c, 50c, 65c, 90c, Plus Tax WHO'S AFRAID? E L M A, April 12. -- Who's afraid of Friday, April 13? Not Alfred Hineman of Elma. He's going to celebrate his thirteenth birthday on that date. He's also going to take his place with his school baseball team for his first game in prep competition. And he's 4 feet and 13 inches tall . . . or 5 feet and one inch, take your choice. PABST GOES IN THIRD RANKING Northern Oilers Take Tie for Fourth With Win of Wednesday. THURSDAY GAMES Betsy Koss vs. Stoddard Stone, 1 and 2. Schmidt's City Club vs. Joe Daniels' Goodyears, 3 and 4. Pabst Blue Ribbon took three in a row from the Globe-Gazette to move into third place in the City bowling league standing Wednesday night, while the Northern Oilers bettered themselves by winning a sweep from Wagner Coal and taking fourth place. The latter ranking puts the Oilers in a tie with Miller's High Life. The Oiler 2,881 was high for the (Turn to Market Pflge) Alta Vista Starts Drill for High School Baseball ALTA VISTA, April 12.--Baseball practice started at the Alta Vista high school on Monday and Coach Stubbs is trying to get his men into shape for the first game of the season which takes place here on Friday of next week with the Colwell nine offering the opposition. Prospects- look good for a successful season, Coach Stubbs said. The schedule thus far calls for six games. April 20--Colwell here. April 2T--Nashua at Nashua. Mny · 1--Elma here. May 4--Colwell at Cnhvell. May 8--Elma at Elina. May 15--Nnshna here. KATIE RAWLS IN RECORD SEARCH Medica Knocks Down Old 400 Meter Mark by Seconds in A. A. U. Meet. CHICAGO, April 12. OP)--Katherine Rawls, a boyish-looking mite of a girl, tucked one world's record away and went looking for more swimming glory today as the tussle for the women's national A. A. U. indoor championships churned on at the Lake Shore Athletic club. Picking up where she left off with her dazzling campaign of a year ago, the 15 year old Miami Beach. ~Fla., high school girl made her first start in championship competition for 1934 last night and came up with a title and a new world's mark in the 300 yard individual medley. "Katie" swam the distance in 4 minutes 12.2 seconds, bettering her old mark of 4:14 by 2.6 seconds. After Two Titles. The low spring board diving championship, which she holds, and the 100 yard breast stroke, a title she has a hunch she can take, were the objects of the 106 pound mermaid from Florida today. Miss Rawls wasn't the only one to better a world's mark last night as the four day and night bombardment of marks opened at Lake Shore although she was alone among the women competitors' to turn the trick. In an official test, timed by -a veritable army of serious looking dockers, Jack Medica, 19 year old University of Washington sophomore, bettered the two year old mark in the 400 meters, established in 1932 by Jean Taris of Reims, France. Slashes Old Mark. As the dockers shouted the elapsed time, lap by lap, the husky Seattle youth stepped on the gas in the final laps and finished in the official time of 4:43.2 as compared with the Frenchman's record of 4:47 and the American record of 4:48.6 set by James Gilhula of the Detroit Athletic club. Medica also will try for marks in the 580, 900 and 1,000 yard free style events during the championships, which end Saturday night. Softball Batterymen in Early Drills at Y.M. C.A. Have Rules Change Little for This Season. A sure harbinger of another iports season in Mason City came Wednesday night as 10 Softball bat- terymen took their first workout in .he Y. M. C. A. gymnasium, loosen- ng up for the coming league contests of the hot months. The evident interest in getting in :arly training has caused Ivan A. Barnes, "Y" physical director, to de- :ide that next Wednesday's practice iession will be held at 7:30 o'clock, i half hour later than was the open- ng drill. The later hour should give more players a chance to get in on ;he loosening up process. Next Wednesday will also be the meeting date for North Iowa and southern Minnesota Softball sponsors, according to present plans, at which time the backers will have a chance to talk over the Softball plans of this section. Some question over the standard- zed rule which defines a legal pitch lias been raised by the batterymen. That the pitch must be delivered from a hand position below the hip, was the rule suggested for the standard code. In practice, there will be practically no difference between this year's delivery and that of last season. The pitching arm must be swung parallel to the body, and must be within 9 inches of the hip as it is swung past. That's about all there is to remember. CUBS WILL CLING TO ROOKIES LONG AS IT'S POSSIBLE Larry French Racks Six in Row on Victory Side During Training. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TULSA, Okla., April 12.--Mule Haas, sick outfielder who has been doctoring up for a month, was back with the White Sox today, eager to get back into the lineup. With Haas' arrival, Pitcher Ed Durham was sent to Chicago to a search for a cure of the many ailments that have been making life miserable for him all spring-. CUBS CHICAGO -- Manager Charlie Grimm of the Cubs is going to take his time in releasing rookie hope- '·ils. Dick Ward, who everyone thought would be a great major league pitching prospect, may be one of the first to be dropped, but Charlie isn't sure of his talent. PIRATES TULSA, Okla.--There are no celebrations in the Pirate camp over the brand of pitching turned in by the mound department this spring. In fact it's been about the worst spring for pitching that the Pitts- burghers have ever known. But there's the usual exception-Laughing Larry French. The southpaw of fireball fame has won six straight games. DODGERS WASHINGTON--With the parture of Marty McManus, young John McCarthy, the sensational rookie first baseman, seems pretty sure of a job with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Brooklyn still has seven infielders on the roster but Manager Casey Stengel remarked: "I'll . certainly keep McCarth .until we run up ^against the player- iiimit'reduction^ on" May 15. And 'maybe I'll keep him after that too." YANKEES KNOXVILLE, Tenn.--Don Heffner, the New York Yankees' bril- lian second base recruit, appears to have become the club's.mascot as well. With Heffner on the job the Yanks won seven straight games. When he dropped out for a rest they lost three straight, then won the last two since he returned. GIANTS CHARLOTTE, N. Car.--Blondy Ryan, the sparkplug of the 1933 New York Giants, has it all figured out that this year's club is 30 per cent better. Watkins improves the attack 15 per cent, he says, although the defense lost 3 per cent with the going of George Davis Travis Jackson's comeback is good for a 10 per cent gain with Blondy as a substitute; heavier hitting because of the livelier ball adds 6 per cent and the general development of a young team provides the necessary 2 per cent to make up 30. INDIANS CHARLOTTE, N. Car.--Confidence in their batting ability is the principal result of the Cleveland Indians' 7 victories out of 10 in the 14-game barnstorming series with :he world champion New York Giants. The Indians are telling themselves Jiat if they can belt the offerings of Hubbell, Schumacher, Parmelee and Fitzsimmons they have little to fear from American league hurlers in the coming season. REDS CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Tony Piet, infielder for the Cincinnati Reds, is recovering today from an attack of influenza. Piet was unable to play in yes- :erday's game, when the Reds :rimmed the Atlanta Crackers, 11 to 8. Trainer Rohde said, however, ic hopes _ to have him in condition 'or tomorrow's contest with the Detroit Tigers. Wesley to Begin Season for High School Baseball WESLEY., April 12.--The high school baseball team has been or- janized with promises for some jood ball games. Local games will oe played on the diamond east of the schoolhouse. The schedule is as follows: April 13--Luverne, here. April 16--Luvrrae, there. April 20 and 21--County tournament. TI:n)ca, Lnvcrne, Xitonka, t,edj-ard and Wen- Icy. April 23--Vernnn tnwn*hlp, there. May 1--ConvlUi, here. May 3--Vernon iounshlp, here. May 8--Rcmvlck, there. May II--Tllonko, here. May 15--Remvlck, here. GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE (By The Associated Press) Cleveland (A) 7; N. Y. (N) 3. P'ts'b'gh (N) IS; Chicago (A) 0. St. Louis (N) 5; St. Louis (A) 3. Cin'ti (N) 11; Atlanta (SA) 8. X. Y. (A) 8; Knoxvllte (SA) 4. Detroit (A) 18, Bir'ham (SA) 4. Rookie Shortstop's Boot Cost Smoky Joe a Record By WILLIAM WAMBSGANSS Written lor Central Press and Globe-Gazette They called him Smoky Joe because he put so much smoke on the ball, and the name was first given him by Bill Carrigan, the smart Boston Red Sox catcher, who later became manager of the team. When Wood first joined the Red Sox, in 1908, he was as wild as an unbroken mustang, but Carrigan took the youngster under his wing, and by patient coaching in the bullpen, taught him the secret of control and many other secrets, so that Wood developed into one of . the great pitchers of the game. Smoky Joe's record of 35 wins and 4 losses in 1912 is the best in modern baseball history. In this season Wood also tied Walter Johnson's record of 16 straight victories. Johnson had made bis record earlier in the season, and when Joe had won 11 straight, Clark Griffith's Washington Senators invaded Boston for a series of games. * * * Upon arriving Griff issued a public challenge to Wood and said he'd save Johnson, his best ace, and pit him against the smoking slants of Smoky Joe, himself. Griffith inferred also that in this way Johnson would be able to preserve own earlier record of 16 straight by stopping Wood personally. It was a master stroke of showmanship and drew a capacity crowd. The details of the game are now history. Wood continued his winning ways by defeating his famous foe by the close score of 1-0. Each pitcher allowed four hits. Wood's record was stopped in his seventeenth attempt. The Red Sox had cinched the pennant and were playing in Detroit. Jake Stahl, the Boston manager, delegated Heinie Wagner, his star shortstop, anc Bill Carrigan, his catcher, to scou 1 the New York Giants, the Nationa league pennant winners, for the forthcoming world series. So a recruit played short for Boston. * * * With Wtjoci leading by two runs late in the game, the youngster at short let an easy fly fall safe, which allowed two Detroit runners to cross the plate, and tie the score. If the fly had been caught it would have retired the side with no runs. Detroit scored the winning run a moment later, and Wood's sensational string of victories came to an end. Wood later in his baseball career transformed himself into a successful outfielder and batter, when an injury to his arm deprived him of much of his speed and lowered his effectiveness. Joe retired from the ·ame for one year and then was traded to the Cleveland Indians-thus we became teammates--where be alternated with Elmer Smith in playing right field. When the fans started riding him, he decided to retire from professional baseba!! and accepted the post of baseball coach at Yale. Wood is an expert billiard player. Charley Peterson, the old St. [xjuis professional cue artist, taught Joe many tricks of the three-cushion *ame and tried to induce him to forsake the diamond for the ivories. But he wouldn't. Next--Jack Graney ^PI- WOOD Calmar Wins Opener of Baseball Season 16-9 CALMAR, April 12.--The public school baseball team won a game played Wednesday afternoon with the Ossian ball team, the score being 16 to 9. This was the first game of the season. A man like that may be the strong and silent type or he may just be vice president.--Kew.inee Star-Courier. 34 ENTERED FOR EVENT AT DRAKE 25th Renewal of Classic to See 37 Trials Run by 2,500 Athletes. DES MOINES, April 12. (UP) -With. 34 schools now entered, th Drake relays April 27-28 may liv up. to their boast of gathering to gether an unprecedented list of lum inaries for its silver jubilee. The twenty-fifth renewal of the Drake carnival will sec not only 37 events run, but the crowning of a beauty queen selected from among co-eds of competing schools, and assembling of a 2,500 piece band, which Relay Director Franklin P. Johnson says will establish some sort of record for the largest musical organization ever organized. Expect 2,500 Athletes. Indications are tbat 2,500 athletes will take part in the relays from colleges and universities of the mid- dlewest, south and as far west as the Pacific coast and from high schools principally in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio and Nebraska. Under a new ruling, colleges which allow athletes to compete four years will not run against schools with :hree year restrictions. Separate classes will be maintained. The hop- step-and-jump and hammer throw have been eliminated from the pro- ·rarn. Competition of junior colleges s being- encouraged with special events for these schools. Schools to Return. Schools which last year were 'orced to forego entry in the relay due to financial worries will return this year, Johnson said. Virtually all defending champions will attend, and six individual titleholders will again be present. Assaults will be made on the 100-yard dash, 220-yard dash, mile relay, medley relay and shot put world records. The Big Ten will be unanimously represented except for Ohio which will go to the Penn relays on the same dates. Big- Six, Missouri Valey, Little Nineteen, Midwest, North Central and a dozen other conferences will appear enmasse. Negro Aces Try. Willis Ward of Michigan and .alph Metcalfe of Marquettc, Negro (Tuni to Market FaKe) RUDD TEAM WILL BE OPPONENTS IN OPENING CONTEST Nora Springs Listed Here for Saturday Game in Early Scedule. VRO«.»BI.r, I.IXEUl'S cm-- ·'"«. iiH-11 ........... Jrnhb ........... [)i Mllrcil ....... Unit. Mcrt ...... Stlter, Kvers, IJIeU, Wobke ... flosc (r) . ....... liillnmiiy , . ..... .'use .... ........ IIL'UII . l l ...... . ...... -Vi.vuk ·2I ........... llnilinin · '" ............. Mtlllcr · :n ............. II,, MI. · c ................. EH · ' ............... Klnell . rf .......... Knhlmrli'r .cf. Wtillliiinm. ItitlH'rts . If, Lnniste, EthliiKlmi Mason City high school is going ;o open its baseball season this week-end. The first ball will be ihrown at 3:45 o'clock Friday afternoon, to be exact, and Rudtl high school will be the opposition at Roosevelt stadium. Nora Springs will play here Saturday. There will be no band music, no ceremony connected with the opening. No silk-hatted dignitaries will throw the first ball to the pitcher's mound from a box seat. Some one of four Mohawk pitchers will carry the pellet out to the hill and start 'iring, instead New Kcvival. By the lack o£ ceremony, onlookers will know that this is no big league opening- planned for Friday. It's the beginning, for another season, of a sport that has been revived for Mason City high school within the last few years. The revival has been a success. Though they aren't of big league caliber as yet, the Mohawk ball players can put up as nice a ball-handling- exhibition as many semipro and minor loop outfits. Around the infield there's Nick DiMarco, at third base, "Hobo" Crabb at the short-field, Snell at second and Bob Harrer at first. Di-Marco has as good a pair of hands as any youngster should have, and a snappy whip across the infield. Strength at Keystone. Crabb can likewise rifle the ball across the green with the best of high school players, and it's natural to him to play baseball. Snell. alV though he shows an occasional streak of shyness about keeping down on ground balls, is going to make things move at second. Bob Harrer has the length to make a first baseman, but the problem of learning to change the placing of his feet and cling to the sack with either tocspike still confronts him. That will be ironed out later. Itosn in Semifinal. In the outer pastures, Freddy Hose has the sunficld job, a tough assignment after 4 o'clock on bright days. Hathaway will patrol the cen- :er garden and Case will likely be found in left field, with all the ength of Roosevelt stadium behind him. All the outfielders looked capable n their workouts, although cold weather such as that of Wednesday las made it inadvisable to cut loose with long throws to the plate. Another infield combinaton that was worked Wednesday was that of Suer at frst, Lane at second, Snell at shortstop and Humphrey at third. Mott or Hert Cutch. Either Mott or Hert will see the irst action at the catcher's post ^riday, and it's likely that both will nold the mitt job for a time, probably with equal ability. On the mound wll be four pitchers during the week-end. The veteran Suter and the giant "Moose" Evcrs vill try throwing and Diets and A'olske will be ready to serve up heir slants. Out in Cold Weather. Wednesday, in icy weather that ailed for football pants and heavy ackets as articles of dress, the squad had a workout at the stadium diamond. While their compatri- its on Judge Grimsley's.track team ook a few easy gallops around the val and called it a day, the base- iall men were out for more than wo hours taking infield work, bat- 'Turn to Market 1'nse) Beer dealers: MASON CITY BOTTLING CO. is now distributing HAMM'S BEER Just phone our new distributors, the Mason City Bottling Company, 85 . . . when you want a supply of Hamm's Beer--the fastest selling beverage in Iowa. Ham's Hi-% ... Preferred Stock ... Old Lager. THEO. HAMM BREWING COMPANY ST. PAUL. MINNESOTA

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