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i MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 1945 Iowa Favorite on Pro-Season Mark 'Bama Rates Plaudits for Sugar Battle By RANDOLPH HANCOCK : Aew Orleans, (U.PJ--The offon- ·sive splendor of Z great football .teams, playing every minute as it their collective lives depended upon victory, gave. football fans material for months of conversa- . tion Tuesday in an aftermath to . Duke's 29 to,26 triumph over Ala. baroa in the most colorful renewal of the Sugar Bowl series. Even in a loser's role, all hands concereml h a d most praise for : nerveless Harry Gilmer, the brash ; freshman f r o m Birmingham whose lonr precise, passes, daring · runs and heady fjuarierbacking · put the favored Duke 11 on the · defensive- almost from the start. · The little guy tossed 8 passes and · had a 100 per cent completion average, accounting for 142 yards. Two of his flips went -more than aO yards apiece,. both of which set up touchdowns. His running and play-calling sparked Alaba. ma's original touchdown drive of 66 yards, although he didn't . throw a pass in that advance. .- f Duke's team o£ veterans, show- jang the finesse and experience : which counted in the clutch stages . of the 4th period, scored the . n i n g touchdown on a 61 -yard .march after being denied seconds earlier when Alabama's line held with Duke a half yard out. Gilmer grounded the ball for ah in. tentiortal safety to make the score 26 to 22 and gave the Tide a free kick from its own 20. That strategy backfired when Duke scored on Z running plays after the punt return with George , Clark getting' the victory touchdown. Clark was the v i c t i m earlier in the 4th period, of a pass interception by Hugh Morrow, 17 year old 'Bama freshman, who grabbed his touchdown thrust in front of the intended receiver, Gordon Carver, and raced · back 73 yards for what looked like the winning touchdown. . For Duke, the all-around star was Tom Davis, whose defensive -Play stopped Tide drives time and again, a n d who accounted for much of the 319 yards the Blue Devils gained on the g r o u n d . Coach Eddie Cameron of the Winners singled him out for special tribute by describing his as "the player who weakened the Alabama, line which proved so stubborn in the 1st half" ? WONT EXTEND SPORTS BAN Byrnes Reveals Plan to Cull 4F Athletes Washington, (JP) _ Immediate extension to professional football of the ban on horse and dog racing is not contemplated. But plans projected by War Mo- bilizer James F. Byrnes for culling more manpower £rom 4-F ranks may eventually hit hard at the sporting iworld. Congress, Byrnes said Mondav . should consider whether to draft -,.?~ Fs for var "·*"* "· limited military service. Such a program if adopted might close down many «nnrlc Apn« M :»ii.. :e . . _:r sports, especially if most were put into uniform. 4-Fs Byrnes explained his attitude on deferred athletes thusiy "I. can not understand how ath- -fcf *£ , for serv!ce c an compete with the best in the land. In the cases of those rejected for punc- Sailors Trip Buckeyes by 60-50; Illinois Loses By JIMMY JORDAN ,, ^ n L Ca ?°' (A /1~ Western conference basketball teams ) had all but one of then- pre-season skirmishes out of the way Tuesday, and from the results_any effort to select a favorite Race Tracks Close Doors After Ban *for the circuit title appeared almost out of the question. True, Iowa and Michigan finished their practice games without a defeat. Illinois lost to De- Monday night, 63-56, and State, defending champion, - JAGUAR.-/ Warerfield Leads West Club to Upset Victory Over East SPORTS ROUNDUP By HUGH FULLERTON New York, (JP)-^-lt you've been wondering what the new yeai will bring in sports, you can start with the fact that a high school boy will fight a main bout in Madison Square Garden Friday night. . . . That's not taking anything away from Billy Arnold the young ,, Philadelphia whoT tussle 10 rounds or less with the venerable Fritzie Zivic. . . In fact, some might think it's a greater novelty to find a fighter sufficiently interested in education to stay in high school. . Billy has an impressive knockout record and he's probably as good a welterweight as there is around these days. He may be a greal fighter some day, but riow he's still a high school kid fighting in the ring that has been used by the greatest boxers of the past 20 years. tured ear drums, for instance, they seem to hear the signals all right. I imagine that they could hear the first sergeant all right. "And as for those tricky knees that seem to stand up on the ball field all right, I suppose they would be able to stand up, at, say Verdun." j As for an order halting sports other than horse and dog racing Byrnes told reporters that he has not given consideration to it at FOLSOM AUTO CO. OFFERS Motor Tune-Up Broke Relining Complete Motor Overhaul Phone 117-t Washing--Greasing Front End Alignment Wheel Balancing WE BUY USED CARS Across Street from Ranfard Hotel By HAL WOOD Sau Francisco, (U.R)--Bob Waterfield, termed by many the "bust" of the 1944 collegiate football season, was the toast of the town Tuesday as a result of his brilliant punting, passing and running exhibition which led the West to a 13-7 upset victory over the East in the 20th annual shrine benefit game Monday. Walerlield, only good enough to make most 2nd all-coast teams this year after beinp touted as the best in the west for his play before en- terine the service, was nothing short of sensational as he sparked the West to victory before 65.00(1 fans. Besides packing the pigskin 13 yards around end for the winning touchdown, brilliant Bob also turned in some of the most phenomenal punting ever seen on any gridiron. He kicked 5 times with an average of 5B.B yards a kick. On top of that he had one kick tnat went 81 yards--mostly in the air. Another gained nearly 75 yards. It was his great toe work that saved the West from a slaughter during the first half, when the East scored its only touchdown. The East made its initial touchdown in the first 4 minutes ot Play when. Frank Dancewicz flipped a. pass io Jack Mead, the Wisconsin end for a 31-yard gain and a touchdown. Tom Hughes Purdue kicklnsr specialist, toed (he point and the East led, 7-0. The East generally was in command of things for the rest of the half, but the West started clicking in the 3rd period and then collected both touchdowns in the 4th frame. The first came when Bob Kennedy, formerly of Washington State and now of the 3rd air force, plunged over from the 13-yard stripe after Hall, Dick Ottele, Washington, and Laverne Merrit, Alameda coast guard, had carried the brunt of the burden on a 40- yard march. However, Jim Kekcris, the 250- pound tackle from Missouri, had his conversion attempt parity blocked and the East still led, 7-6. Then, with the time fading fast, Water/field and Co. put on a brilliant 45-yard drive that failed on the 4-yard line when Kennedy fumbled. Bob Kelly, Notre Dame, kicked out, but the West pounded right down the field again, with Waterfield passing to Howell for 28. Then on a fake lateral, Waterfield took the ball from Kennedy and skirted end from the 13 for the winning touchdown. Kekeris kicked the extra point, with just 4 minutes of time remaining. Sportopics By HUGH FULLERTON Remember These. . . . This department's most vivid memory is of the first Garden fight we ever saw--whoa Tommy Loughran got up from the floor to give a superb boxing display in defending the light heavy title against Leo Lomski. In Arnold's di- and Armstrong, may have a lot vision, perhaps the most notable scraps were the first of 3 meetings between Ross and McLarnin and the 2 clashes between Zivic . And Fritzie . . . to say - about whether Fridays fight will send the new year off to a good start . . With his skill and experience, Zivic probably can make Arnold look very bad if he decides to fight that way. And if he's willing to take his chances with the Arnold can turn it into crap. By LEO H. PETERSEN United Press Sports Editor New York, (U.R)--Horse racing, sports' biggest industry, became a war-time casualty Tuesday. Race tricks at Fair Grounds, New Orleans, and Tropical Park, Miami, as well as a number of dog tracks in Florida, scheduled their final programs for Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday night in compliance with a request from War Mobilization Director James F. Byrnes that all animal tracks be closed by Jan. 3. The ban will continue until such time that conditions permit resumption. Track operators were hopeful that the war situation would brighten enough to permit operations by spring, but they were prepared to stay closed as long as necessary as a measure to aid the war effort. Hope that racing would be permitted to continue on a limited basis or that the deadline would be extended were blasted Saturday when Byrnes refused to modify his request. The office of defense transportation also prohibited the shipment of horses without a government permit after 6 p. m. EWT last Saturday and the war manpower commission withdrew the wage ceilings under which the .tracks hired their employes. The ODT explained its action was necessary because a small number of horsemen were attempting to circumvent Byrnes' request. Reports from Agua, Caliente, Mexico, said about 300 American horses arrived at the race track there before the. ODT ban went into effect. The Agua Caliente track, which had been closed since Dec. 13, opened Sunday for a 2-day program over the New Year holiday. It is just across the border from San Diego, Ca!., and is one of 3 tracks which are expected to "attract the attention of United States bettors while tracks in this country are idle. The other 2 are Oriental Park at Havana, .Cuba, and Hipodromo De Las Americas, at Mexico City. The Cuban track operates on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays and holidays. The Mexico City track was operating on the same schedule but after the ban on U. S. racing was announced arranged to add a day to its schedule, operating on Fridays, in addition to the other days. There has been some Paul Ohio dropped a 60-50 decision to Great Lakes. . But if comparative scores are any sort of a yardstick of potentiality, the pre-season battles mean nothing. Illinois previously had beaten powerful De Paul, 43-40. It was the Illini's 2nd loss, Great Lakes holding a win over the "w h i z kids," who twice have whipped the Sailors. Ohio State opened the conference season Saturday, giving Michigan its first defeat! And Northwestern,' like Illinois unheralded as a probable title contender, lost to Great Lakes the same night, 41 to 38. If a-favorite has-come out of the pre-season skirmishing, it is Iowa. The only .comparison possible 5s between the Hawkeyes and Ohio State. Saturday night Iowa beat Michigan State, 66-29, while the Buckeyes beat the same club. 2 days earlier, 67-31. On Saturday Ohio State rallied in the closing minutes to defeat Michigan in the first conference game in to 41. So ' as await frames this week-end, Iowa, Ohio State, Illinois, Northwestern and Michigan still are up there with a.chance to emerge at the top of what appears will be a wild title scramble before the season closes March 3. Minnesota, thc only other conference team to play Monday night, toyed with Lawrence college of Appleton, Wis., for a 45-30 victory. Indiana entertains University of Mexico Tuesday night in a non-conference game. Friday Indiana meets Michigan, and on Saturday Michigan plays at Illinois. Minnesota at Iowa, Northwestern at Wisconsin and O h i o State at Purdue. Tulsa Upsets Georgia Tech In 26-12 Game Miami, Fla., (U.R)--Tulsa's Golden Hurricane balanced its "bowl book" Monday with a glorious 26 to li revenge victory over Georgia lech in the Orange bowl, which squared accounts for the loss suffered to the same team in the 1944 Sugar bowl game. Staging the first football upset of 191s before 30,000 fans, the Tulsans struck for a touchdown in the first 4 minutes and left no doubt thereafter that they would conquer the wily engineers without difficulty. Coach Henry Frnka, the young mentor who has sent Tulsa to 4 defense of its title, 44 all conference teams COLLEGE BASKETBALL (By The Associated Press) EAST Western Ky. 50; Canisiux 13 (overtime) Valparaiso 56; Hamllne 53. Temple 33; TV.vomlnc 27. M1D1TKST Great takes 00: Ohio Slate 50. Sewfcklej- (Pa.) Community Center Rio Grande 31. · OMo V. HI; Gannon JR. Minnesota 4.1; Lawrence :io. talk that both tracks may hold daily racing. On their next to last day of racing, Fair Grounds drew 10,497 persons, who bet §382,327 Monday while Tropicai's attendance was 14,749 with an estimated mu- tuel play o£ $777,000. Vols Fight Hard in Losing, 25-0 bowl games in as many years, crossed up the opposition with a style of play totally unlike that which had held the Oklahomans in good stead through the regular season. Instead of concentrating on a ground game, the oil country boys chose to throw the ball, and passes accounted for 2 of their 4 touchdowns. And on pass defense their weakest department all season, they were seldom found wanting, hurrying the Tech passers and smothering their receivers to nullify an aerial attack that had been effective throughout the 1944 ason. The most spectacular play of thc day, a double dazzling lateral from Perry Moss to Clyde Goodniffht to Barney White in the 3rd period was pood for 65 yards and a touchdown and looked as if it might have been lifted from Tech Coach Bill Alexander himself, the old master of gridiron hokus- pokus. That play even overshadowed a 90 yard Uickoff return fo KNOX SPURS TENNESSEE Second Defeat for Vols in Rose Bowl By WILLIAM C. FAYETTE Pasadena, Cal., (U.PJ--The southern California Trojans held two Rose Bowl victories over Tennessee Tuesday after whipping the Volunteers 25 to 0 before a crowd ot 93,000 fans in Monday's classic. It was the second time that the Vols^ suffered a shutout at (he 1 J of thc Trojans--they were 14 to 0 in 1940--but Ui3y proved they were a fighting outfit from the first touchdown until the final gun. Even Coach Jeff Cravath of southern. California was quick to say so. "AJ1 Tennessee needed was experience," he said. "They were well coached and well drilled. We looked worse during the first half than I've ever seen us look." Bus Stephens, the Knoxville treshman, fought like a fiend. He couldn't carry his team to victory alone, but he made all the things the southern sportswriters said about him come true. He lugged the ball 15 times and averaged just a notch short of six yards a try against one of the country's heaviest lines and cagiest backfields. He missed only three plays during the entire game in one quick trio to the bench. It was Stephens' kick, the first of the day. that Jim Callanan blocked and scooped up to make it 6 to 0, but Stephens came back a couple of minutes later with a 32-yard run from tile shadows of his own goal posts fo put the ball Southwestern Beats Mexico in Sun Bowl El Paso, Tex, (U,R)_Southwestern university had 2 consecutive 3un Bowl victories to its credit Tuesday, after swamping Mexico National university, 35-0 in the International New Year's day classic. The Pirates hung up 2 new records by virtue of their win, becoming the first host team ever to be victorious in the 10-year his- ory of the Sun Bowl and shatter- ng the scoring mark set by Hardin-Simmons in 1937. a touchdown by Camp Wilson to i I n midfield. Then he heaved 1 a long 1 provide Tulsa's final score. Those pass *° Allen Law, a substitute 2 were scarcely necessary he- cause Moss, the Tulsa spark plug, and Ed Shcdlosky had collaborated for the first 2 all-important touchdowns. Moss tossed a 14 yard pass to Shedlosky for the first score and engineered the drive to ^the 5 yard line where Shedlosky worked the mossy statue of liberty play for the 2nd. Tech's one passing threat produced its first touchdown with Frank Broyles throwing 31 yards to Johnny Mclntosh, who went 20 more-to score. The last score of the game came on a 2 yard plunge by Ramsey Taylor of Tech. It was the first defeat after 7 straight successes for a Southeastern conference team in the Miami classic. Most wild mammals are farsighted. Notable exception are the baboons, which are near-sighted. Buy your War B o n d s and Stamps from your Globe-Gazette carrier boy. Ann Curtis Made Biggest Splash Despite 5 Male Record Breakers By CHIP ROYAL AP Nevvsfeatures Sports Editor New York--Five guys and a gal made the big splashes in swimming during 1944. When you come right down to it. though, it was Ann Curtis, the 18 year old blond beauty from San Francisco and the woman athlete o£ the past year, who was the top water star. She led all sports record-breakers by a great margin. Before going into all the details on Ann, it should -be noted that the five male mark smashers are- Alan Ford of Yale who set five new marks including"49.7 for the 100 yards. That was the third time he broke the record. He also set a mark for 100 meters at 0:55.9 and 75 yards freestyle at 0:36. Bill Smith, Great Lakes, who set a 200-yard freestyle mark of 1:53.9. All in all, the Hawaiian- born merman won three A.A.U. titles indoors. The other events were the 220 and 440. Keo Nakama of Ohio State, another Hawaiian, won the 400, 800 1.500-meter crowns outdoors, establishing a new figure in the longer distance. Ensign Adolph Kjefer of Bain- aridge, Md.. the perennial water king, set two new backstroke records when he traveled 100 yards n 0:56.3 and 200 meters in 2:19 3 He also won the A.A.U. 150-yard backstroke and 300 medley titles. Jerry Kerschner, a n o t h e r youngster at Great Lakes, zoomed to a record in the 200-meter freestyle swim. He also was a member of the sailors' championship 400 relay team. Then there's Joe Verdeur, the national breaststroke champ, who won A.A.U. honors in the 220 indoors, the 200 breaststroke and 300 medley outdoors, plus spark- ng the North Branch YMCA 300 punch. Fritzie medley relay team to the top a whale or a | Other male topnotchcrs 'were Norman Spcr, Jr., Beverly Hills, halfback, on the Trojan 19, but an offside penalty called it back. Like the first, Troy's final touchdown was a thriller, with the ball still still in the,air enroute from Capt. Jim Hardy to Young MacLachlan over the goal line as the gun went off. A 22 yard toss from Hardy to End Paul Salata in the end zone, gave the Trojans their second tally. Hardy was the Trojan hero. After a sleepless night with a stomach ailment and a fever of 101, the triple-threat quarterback sparked his team alt afternoon, flipping passes that caught Tennessee flatfooted, slanting three punts out of bounds beyond the Volunteer 10- yard line, making one touchdown himselfi and completing two payoff passes for his 10th of the season and a new southern California record. It broke by one the mark Russell Saundcrs set back in 1929, Southern California capped powerhouse 73 yard drive reminiscent of the best days of thc thundering herd with a touchdown as the fourth period opened, marching the distance in 10 plays Hardy packed the ball over from the 11 yard line and Pat West made the day's only conversion. and dives outdoors; Charles Batterman, Columbia' university, the indoor diving leader on the low and high boards, and Jimmy McLane, 13 year old Firestone A. C. youth who topped all hands in the long distance event Miss Curtis set 19 aquatic records including two world marks. She captured national titles in the 100 meters, 400, 800 and 1,500 indoors plus the 220 and 440 outdoors, Ann's coach, Charlie Sava, calls the pretty Californian "thc greatest woman swimmer who ever lived." Although Ann stole the show as far as thc naiads arc concerned, the performances of Joan Fogle, Nancy Jlerki, Port- and Anne Ross of Tndianpolis; land, Ore.; Brooklyn were worthy of "mention. Miss Fogle was responsible for her Riveria club capturing the A.A.U. team crown. This talented 16 year old won the 300 yard individual medley, the 100 meter- backstroke and anchored the relay team. Miss Merki defeated the defending champion, Patty Aspinall, in the 200 breaslstroke. Nancy previously wns noted as a freestyle swimmer. She also swam on three victorious relay teams. Miss Ross retained her three diving titles. 5TH ARMY GRID TEAM TRIUMPHS Beats 12th Air Force as 20,000 GI's Watch Florence, Italy, (U.R--The 5th ormy football team, led by a 30 year old ordnance corporal, defeated the 12th air force 20 to 0 Monday in the 1st Italian Spaghetti Bowl football game. Some 20,000 GI's witnessed the game. The ordnance corporal, J o h n Moody of Freeport, Pa., fbrmtr Negro fullback f r o m Morris Brown college, scored 2 of the 5th army touchdowns and kicked 2 extra points. U. S. \\. GENEROUS Hanlontown -- The Hanlontown chapter of the United Service Women recently purchased a $100 war bond, sent $15 to the Schick General hospital at Clinton, also sent 510 to the Mason City canteen. Thc first sweaters were heavy dark blue jackets, which were worn by participants in athletic contests before and after games. JOHN GALLAGHER, INC. Hack Truck Dealer One E. H. T. in Stock 116 So. Delaware Phone 1004 RECTAL COLON PROSTATE RHEUMATISM (ARTHRITIS) (Octzone Therapy) SINUS Dr. R. W. SHU1.TZ, D. 0. 218-219-220 first National Bank Bldg. Oklahoma Romps Over T.C.U.34-0 Dallas, Tex., (U.PJ--Oklahoma's A. and M.'s flashy Missouri val- ey champions romped to an easy i4-0 victory over Texas Christian in the flth annual Cotton B o w l game Monday b e f o r e 37,500 chilled fans. Sparked by T r i p I e-Threater Bob Femmore n n d a pair of speedsters Cecil Hankins and Jim Spavital, the Sooner slate 11 struck quickly for 2 touchdowns in the 1st period, lashed out for another in the 3rd and rolled up 2 more in the final period with rc- lerves packing the lineup. T. C, U., outclassed from the start, and crippled by injuries, never had a chance and was never within serious scoring range, although it revived from the initial setbacks to uncork a stubborn defense that checked the Aggies up until the final 2 minutes of the 3rd period. With 2 long passes from Fcni- more to Glenn Moore and Hankins, setting the pace, Fenimore chalked up A. and M.'s 1st score within 3 minutes o£ the opening whistle on a 1 yard plunge. Max Creager converted the 1st or 4 straight placements. Spavital went 52 yards for the 2nd Aggie touchdown less than 2 minutes later. A. and M. moved 63 yards for the 3rd period score, Fenimore circling end for the final 7 yards. Creager, Jim Thomas and Glen Stafford paced the reserves to 2 touchdowns In the final quarter, Thomas going over from the 1 and Creager from the 2. RAILROADERS BEAT ARMY 1.8,000 See Football Game at Marseille Marseille, M 5 )--Paced by James White of Wheeling, W. Va.. the railway shop battalion unit Monday won the Riviera football bowl game, defeating the army ail-stars 37-0 before 18,000 fans. While, captain and quarterback, scored 3 touchdowns and added the only extra point. Eldrcdge Hintz of Mayville, Wis., accounted for 2 more and J. C. Holder of Sangor, Tex., added the other touchdown. Most of the players were enlisted men. Three of the railroaders' touchdowns came on pass interceptions as thc shop 11 controlled the game from the start. The game was counterpart of last year's Arab bowl with the French populace and bands joining the ^re-game ceremonies. FIGHT RESULTS Br U n i l e d rtess) Milwaukee--Jusle Fontaine. |j|, jjll- aukcc. decMoned Maxic Shapiro, 133, New York, (10). Baltimore--John Finnaizo. IGI, Ballimore, decisloned Oult Harris, 1C6, PilU- ^ r r h , ( 1 0 ) . Providence. B. I.--Charlie Smllb. 135 . Newark. N. J.. decisionea Samrar 3Iam- mone. 113, New York, (10). Buy your War B o n d s and Stamps from your Globe-Gazette carrier boy. IT'S SO SMOOTH In thc lobby ot thc HOTEL HANFORI) Mason City, Iowa

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