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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, APRIL 7 1936 FIFTEEJs BIG TRACK SQUAD READY FOR NEW SEASON Out of the Pressbox By Al Mitchell OUT OF SEASON STOKY . . . PHEASANT STORIES are a little out of season . . . but this one is the gospel truth, and the events happened only a few days ago . . . near Owatonna, Minn., last week, a husky pheasant stopped a Rock Island train . . . stopped it cold, in fact, so cold that the locomotive and eight cars had to be towed to the division point at Inver Grove! * * * NO. 17, WHICH passes through Mason City at 3:30 o'clock in the morning, was northbound into Owatonna, near the yard limits, when Engineer Walter Jones of Minneapolis saw a big pheasant rise and fly across the tracks. The engine hit the bird and killed it. * * # THE STEAM gauge started down to rock-bottom, almost at the same instant, and the train coasted to a stop . . . the bird had broken the whistle off the engine and the steam had escaped so rapidly from the broken pipe that there wasn'' enough pressure to spin the wheels' * + * ANOTHER NORTHBOUND train . . . on the .St. Louis-Minneapolis run . . . was at the station in Owa tonna, and the two were coupled to gettier as far as Inver Grove, where the crippled locomotive was set ou in favor of one in working order. The trains were made up again and con tinued their trips to Minneapoli: each under its own power . . . * * * ALWAYS BACK TO THIS . . . THE BLAST that was turned on the Iowa High School Athletic as sociation after the recent stat basketball tournament doesn't seem to be letting up ... in fact, no\ that various sports editors over th state have made their personal com ments, through their own columns their bosses seem to be invitin them to write editorials on the sub HANSEN TO HAVE ALENTED SQUAD ON CINDER PATH Wagner, Campbell Head List of Candidates, Others Have Experience. The most hopeful outlook since .he glorious seasons of half a dozen and more years ago has presented tself this spring as Mason Cit high school's track candidates open their workouts. More than 45 thin clads have signified their intention of joining the track squad this yeai and more than half that numbe. have already taken part in somi easy drills at the high school gym nasium and East park. Track- Coach Volncy Hanscn wil be able to call on a group of candi dates who can boast some expert ence, headed by two seniors, Bil Wagner and Bob Campbell. Wagne is a pole vaulter and broadjumper while Campbell centers his atten tion on the hurdles. Experiencec juniors are headed by Roger Pedel ty and Bill Colcman, who both rai at the Drake relays last year. Outstanding Sophomore. ject or else their bosses are o the same mind * * * IN EITHER CASE . . . the-Coun oil Bluffs Nonpareil prints the fo lowing editorial, under the till "Let the Boys Have the Game:" * * * "The Iowa High School Athletic association, it appears, is looking too much to the almighty dollar. Basketball clubs representing near-bankrupt schools this year fought their hearts out to gain the final round. When they were eliminated in the finals in the state meet held' at the capital their hare expense money was cut off and they were forced to leave Des Moines or take care of their own expense. "Leaving Des Moines was a pleasure to the boys under the circumstances. Those players who BE-GAZETTE Boys to See Free Baseball Movies at Y Friday 'AMERICAN LEGION' Honor Banquet Fetes Mohawks; New Leader Is Named Coleman sophomore, was and an can outstanding handle the sprints, hurdles and relay assignments. Also among the junior list are Sunday Jiminez, a neat miler in the sophomore events last year, Orvis Fitts, who moved here from Albert Lea, Minn., this year, and was a varsity sprinter in the Gopher state city, as well as Selmer Frelund, also a distance runner. Three sophomores will be ready for thÂ» cinder path this spring. Harold McKenzy and Lloyd Fairbanks are sprinters, while Roy Baker can run the 220 and 440. A host of promising freshmen will include Clark Sweetser and Bob Brisbine, speedy dash men; Resta Kavaya, weight man, Francis Lee, middle distance runner, Gilbert Chin and Jack McGowan, who run the dashes, and Harvey Wyborney, distance man. Stoecker, Hert Perform. Two No. 1 athletes in other fields will join the track squad this year. Howard Stoecker, who was stopped by a knee injury when he reported as a freshman broadjumper, will spin the discus with his gigantic reach--he made a 100 foot throw, flatfooted, in a recent trial. John "Monk" Hert will put his 200-and- some pounds behind the shot, and will also spin the plate. The local cinder path will probably be tested first as the annual North Iowa invitational meet is held here, but the entire schedule hinges on the final settlement of a date for (Continued on rune 10) Louis Menze, Iowa State college basketball coach, says "It's not necessary to tell you that your teams high class. When a team beats Mason City, it's had a successful season." Coach Menze spoke at the a r e high c . , Junior Chamber of Commerce banquet, honoring the high school squad, Monday night. From lelt to right Chick" Sutherland, Andy Woolfries of WOI, Ames; Fred I \\agncr, Coach i. A. "Judge" Gnnisley, and Coach Mcn/.e At the congratula- in the picture are Coach Clayton president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce; the righf, Everett Fletcher, newl.v-cicctcd captain of the 1936-37 Mohawk team, receives tions of Henrv "Hun" Hert, retiring leader. (Lock Photos, Kaycnay Engravings) Only a Banker Can Figure Two-Tenths of One Per Cent--Don t Feel Blue!--Andy Â·* _ . i_ irÂ» T i Schedule to Include New Teams Next Season. Mason City high school, with only three seniors in a squad of 20 likely candidates, will face a schedule next season which includes two new teams. Sioux Falls, S. Dak., runnerup to Huron inthe South Dakota state championship tournament, when it lost 22 to 20 in the title game, will be met, as will Boone high school. Albert Lea, Minn., state title contender this year after beating Austin 17 to 16 in a regional tournament final, and Davenport high school will be met during the season. No dates have been set for the new schedule. HOCKEY AMERICAN ASSOCIATION PLAYOFF St. Louis 4; St. Paul 1 (deciding panic) Battery Performers Open Baseball Workout, Start Play at Shell Rock Early CLARKSVILLE--Baseball practice was started at Clarksville high school this week when Coach Fred Hilton began work with four pitchers and two catchers. All have had but little experience. Lyle Harris, Harlan Sinram, Verle Beesley and August Arjes will share the mound duties while Crosby and Boyd are being groomed for backstop duty. Â· The entire squad will not report until practice can he held outside. THE SCHEDULE April 1"--Shftll Bock, there. April 21--Allison. Ill-re. April 28--Shell Rock, licrc. May 1--IMainfleld. there. .May 5-- Oreimc. there. May S--Open, May 15--I'lninflcld, there. May JO--Duniont, there. May 22--Greene, here. May 29--Dljmoill, here. 'MY ROLLING TIME HAS IMPROVED RIGHT MUCH, SAYS JACK WAGNER 1B36, t J. B*:nÂ»WÂ« Tob. Co. "PRINCE ALBERT MUST PLEASE YOU!" 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"It's suited to the tobacco fancier's choice," says Jack. ... _ Â£ , - r - ~ 70 "EVERYBODY AROUND HERE who has tried Prince Albert on that no-risk offer is mighty well pleased," says Jack. Find out what swell "makin's" P. A. is. Oar offer is over on the left. TO BE ANNOUNCED Junior College Candidates m Drills for Spring Season, Face Dozen Games. Baseball interest, already on the upswing in Mason City--despite unseasonable weather--will be at a. high point Friday night when local junior college, high school and grade school boys will be guests at a showing of the major league baseball motion picture, "Take Me Out to the Ball Game." The picture will be shown at the Y. M. C. A. banquet room at 8 o'clock Friday night. Directed especially to the younger boys, the picture will be an enlarged edition of the film shown here last year, "Play Ball!" Both films were sponsored by the Fisher Body corporation, and were made under the direction of Lou Fonseca, former major league star. Stars Show How. Last year's- picture was shown at the armory, under American Legion sponsorship, while this year's film will be shown jointly by Mason City high school, the Y. M. C. A. and the American Legion. Baseball technic, both at full speed and in slow motion, will be demonstrated by a host of major league stars in the new picture. Each position On the diamond comef in for a large amount of attention during the showing, with such experts as Lou Gchrig of New York demonstrating the inside facts about playing first base, while Tom my Bridges of Detroit shows tin tricks of being a major league pitch er. Plans Are Heads'. Plans for the local American Le gion Junior team this season will b announced at the Friday meeting and a special session for America Legion Junior candidates will held after the picture has bee shown, according to the plans of A Mitchell, coach of the Mason Cit squad. Although actual practice ses sions for the Junior team will no begin until the end of the schoc year, a spring program for ever Mason City boy of American Lcgio age is in the making, and a complel announcement will be made at th Friday night meeting. _ Junior college and high school to any"who" talked past their j baseball in Mason City is already Panther Eyes Kuck 's Aging Javelin Mark lowan Out to Smash 10-Year Old Top Disance. *Preps, Jay sees at Honor Banquet by J. C. C. There's too much modesty in Mason City--over a defeat in the final game of the state basketball championship race--said Andy Wool- fries, radio director at Iowa State college and WOI anno.uncer. The genial broadcaster acted as master of ceremonies Monday night at an honor banquet, given by the Junior Chamber of Commerce for the Mason City high school and junior college basketball teams. "There were 836 teams high, school championship in the race, said Andy. "Eight hundred and thirty-four of them have records behind yours. On a mathematical basis, you're two-tenths of one per cent out of first place, so don't feel blue. I don't know anyone, with the possible exception of a hanker, who can figure two-tenths of one per :ent." Brief comments from the speak- rs, with Andy ready to "give the ong me limit, vening. LAWRENCE. Kans., (.Â·!)--The dest record on the Kansas relay oks, one that has withstood on- aughts for nine years, will be th ark in greatest peril in the four- icnth annual meet April 18. It is the javelin record of 206 :flt, 6'.i inches set by John Kuck f the Emporia, Kans., Teachers ollege in 1926. Only three times nee have contestants passed th' 00 foot mark with their tosses ut the winner of the event las ear shattered the record by many ect in other meets, and has hi yes set on shattering the 10 yea Id record. The spear hurler is Mark Pan her, University of Iowa athlete ,a.st year, after winning the Kan as event with a heave of 197 fee inches, Panther set a new Drak elay record of 210 feet, 9 inches nd still later set a Big Ten mar f 219 feet 7% inches. Among the records which ap ar in least danger arc two se ast year by Iowa relay teams. I ioth the quarter and half mil events the Hawkeyes bettered sting world marks, and althou (Ointlnnrrf m l'Â»sc 11) NORTON SMITH IN AT CLOSE OF flUGUSTA TILT /lissouri Pro Comes Up in Last Rounds to Win m Meet Second Time. AUGUSTA, Ga., (.Pi--The sensa- ional finish of Horlon Smith, the Joplin Â£host," ' n coming from far ack to overtake the all-star field in he third Augusta national invita- ion golf tournament (rave the lanky /lissouri professional a good boost Tuesday along the money winning rail of 1936. By triumphing over the nation's eading club swingers in a rousing Â·ally down the home setretch of the "2 hole medal race, the blond, curly haired sharpshooter of 28 years added $1,500 to previous earnings. Protest on Conditions. Playing in a windy cloudburst that caught most of the profession- ils on the last IS holes and so loodcd the course that some pro- icsted conditions, Smith, winner of ;he inaugural tournament in 1934, caught up with "Light Horse Harry" Cooper of Chicago, the pace setter for three rounds, and overhauled him in a stretch drive. Smith had 74. 71, 68 and 72--2S5, while Cooper took the $800 second money with 70, 09. 71, 70--286. Gene Sarazcn of Brookfield Center, Conn,, wound up going strong to take third place and $000 with 2S7. Bobby Jones Fails. The former world golf champion, Bobby Jones, failed in his third "comeback" attempt, finishing with an aggregate of :i06, his worst scoring in ^noncompetition since his 311 in the national open at Oakmont nine years ago. He was 21 strokes back of the t r i u m p h a n t Smith, and tied for 33rd. W. Lawson Little Jr., of San were the order of the Said Don Gilbert: "I thought that hese were the two toughest clubs o beat . . . although they were eaten. We won't invite Ames back ext year--to console us on second ilace." R. B. Irons: "These fellows learn- d a lot about getting out of trou- ile . . . there was never a swelled iead in the lot." James Rae: "I've seen teams :ome and go--never have any two been more representative of the student body--as they should be . . .here was no ineligibility this year, nor I believe last . . . the real player is always a student first, and will almost always surpass the field." S. L. Rugland: "It will be a long ;ime before we have a better junior college tournament than we had at Mason City." * * * W. G. C. Bagley told a story on himself, harking back a year to the evening when Andy Woolfries had come to Mason City to help the Mo- uawks celebrate their state cham- aionship. Andy christened him "Radio Station" on that night, and drew the inference that his initials might stand for "World's Greatest Commentator" on this last Monday evening. Mrs. Eagley had heard about last, year's christening. "But you can tune the others out" she said. W. Earl Hall said: "In my limited observation nf athletics I don't think I've ever seen two teams come as near to producing 100 per cent on their potential ability." Coach Louis Menze: "When a team beats Mason City, it's had a successful season." Coach Clayton Sutherland: "If we could have mixed the clubs, with some size for the junior college and a couple of shooters for Judge, both teams would have been champions." Coach .1. A. "Judge" Grimslcy: "I don't feel like apologizing. We were not as strong a team as last year's, but had a better record against stronger teams. Ames has one of the best coached high school teams I've seen. Well coached in fundamentals, they play carefully, don't throw the ball away--they're tough customers to beat." well under way, with the season's opener not far off. Play Dozen Games. The Trojans will play a dozen games this season, probably scheduling home-and-home arrangements with Blkader, Wartburg or Waver- Jy, Ellsworth of Iowa Falls. Waldorf of Forest City. Sheldon and Emmetsburg. If present plans work out, the jaysee team will open at Waverly against Wartburg, and the high (Onntlniirrt mt Pace lfi Mason City Armory Thursday, April 9 The Cardiff Giant This Coupon and 25c Admits You Sponsored by American Legion The Bag Sporting Season is Here! We have a new stock of the most extensive collections of baseball . . . fishing . . . golf . . . tennis equipment and bicycles to be found anywhere! Here you'll find a grand display of lines that are products of the best known manufacturers, including Spalding, Goldsmith, Rowlings, Heddon, South Bend and others. This Complete Sporting Goods Store the One Store Where You Buy . . . and You'ii Always Be Sure of Fair Ploy in Value! PLAN" MITT MEET WATERLOO. (UP)--The Iowa state amateur boxing championship tourney will open here May 20, Pinkie George, local promoter, fin- i n o u m o d . TitlehnUlcrs will be se- I lector in eight weight divisions. FACT that we sell the nation's largest selling and m o s t popular brands of Cigars is one of the many reasons why you will most thoroughly enjoy coming here for y o u r Cigars. Stop here tomorrow f o r your favorite Smokes. Cigar Stores IN THE HOTEL HANFOKD Mason Cit.V, Iowa Guaranteed baseballs; finely tailored baseball suits; quality gloves, bats and shoes in all sizes and types. Trout reels as well as a complete selection oÂ£ flies, rods, hooks, lines, baskets and other equipment for amateur or expert. Everything from a R"lf tee to Spaliiinc's famous Bobby Jones matched clubs: from the least expensive to the most valuable. \Ve havn rackets for children, youths and :idults nt almost any price prnup you want to pay. Our stock of teiinis balls is always fresh.