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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 13

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Jack Cuddy of the United Press |i has made the suggestion that the I; voting power be taken away from the referee of a boxing match, and '. that a third judge be substituted 1 at ringside in his place, I Cuddy contends that the man In . iht Tint is too busy staying out · u «rf the crowd's vision, watching for i fouls and low blows and keeping {the action going to please the i spectators to know what is going r«n. } Sounds like it would be just the '·reverse to us. As we see it, the ref- |;.'eree is in about the best position V'of anyone to know what the score Vis. His view is unobstructed, he's £the closest to the combatants and pcan see how much a man is hurt Band exactly how that damage was done. : , iRef * on Top ... A referee's eyes seldom if ever [leave the lighters, whereas the udge can be distracted by a com[notion in his neighborhood and lis vision can be blocked, either By the official in the ling or one ·;·£ the fighters. \, Many times you'll find the ridges disagreeing; in extremes, bowing that either from their |1 .iositlon they did not see every; thing "or didn't know anything · about the bout in the first place. ;-True, the referee is essentially a i policeman, there to keep the action moving and prevent serious Injuries, but as we see it, that . policeman is in the best spot of ail ·to keep his eyes open for everything and above all, catch everything. j We think giving the referee a [ vote on the outcome of the fight . is the fairest way and the best way. Adding another judge to the ; first row of spectators wouldn' help matters in the slightest, onlj complicate them. * 196 in Service As of last Monday, the Arneri; can league had 261 players on the · rosters of, its 8 clubs, with the I league's national defense service i list totaling 195. Since the close o ' ( the 1943 season 33 American loop Mohawks at East, West Waterloo Friday, Saturday {players have joined r forces. the' armec Of the 196 .total, 11 were in the army, 69 in the navy, 10 in the coast guard. 2 in the marine corps ,3 in Canadian forces and 1 in the (merchant marine. By position I there were 76.pitchers, 21 catch- I'ers, 63 infielders"and 36 ontfield- ,,. And while we're on the subjec I of the American league, it's inter- jesting to note that for the firs Ftime in two seasons, a junior loop [player homered in every league Icily; Charley Keller turning a | ; trick which stopped such sluggers las Joe DiMa'ggio and Ted " 7:v liiams during 1942. I * ' [.Close'Calls Keller, -who made 20 of his 31 riomers on · his home Yankee Iiounds, had close calls at Washington, Detroit, Chicago and Bos- bn, getting lone homers in each IE those cities. In 1942 Williams kissed by falling to homer in Washington. . - Joe DiMaggio failed to homer J\n St. Louis, the same city thai stopped his brother Dom, of the Boston Red Sox, from making a round tripper sweep. Keller failed in 1942 by being shut out of a homer at Washington, while Boston's Bobby Doerr hit homernns in 1942 in every park but New York. Rudy York of Detroit, homer ·king of 1943 with 34 circuit clouts, of which 19 were made at Detroit's Briggs stadium, failed to connect for a single grand slam in Cleveland. George McQuinn of St. Louis, who finished the campaign with an even dozen homers, got one in each park except Chicago. * Two in 1941 In 1941, by comparison 2 players hit homers in each American league park. In that year, when the league totaled 734 homers, Joe Gordon and Tommy Henrich of the Yankees each homered in every park, while Keller just missed out by failing to connect for the circuit in Boston. And during 1943, American league pitchers held the whip over the hitters. This is shown by the check-up on the number of low- · hitters pitched, a survey which shows that during the last campaign there were 226 sramcs in which hurlers allowed 5 or less nits as compared to the total of 192 low-hitters registered during 1942. With many of the heavy hitters in the armed forces, American league pitchers, while still failing ·to turn in a single no-hitter, did twirl a total of five one-hitters; 21 two-hit games; 31 of three hits; 78 four-hitter and si five-hitters. Those totals count all games, including those lost by the pitchers hurling the low hitters and also those in which two or more pitchers may have collaborated. Those -who missed the Hall of Fame by that 1 hit were Spud Chandler of New York; Orval Grove and Buck Ross of the White Sox; Steve Sundra of the St Louis Browns and Don Black of the lowly Philadelphia A's. Frank J. Shaughnessy, president o£ the International League batted .287 during his pro baseball career. 60 AFTER WINS NUMBER 12,13 Locals Seek Circuit Wins Number 6, 7 Jumping back into Big Seven conference -play after 2 non-loop victories, Mason City's basketball team will seek wins' number 12 and 13 over the weekend in away- from-home games with East and West Waterloo. ., The Cardinal and Black will go after its 7th triumph in a row at Waterloo, and will be looking for its £th and 7th victories in conference competition. At present; the, Mohawks hold 2nd rung in the Biff Seven, trailing Roosevelt of Des Moincs, which Is undefeated. Coach Bud Suter has put the squad through its paces in practice sessions daily since the Charles City victory last Friday night. He and Assistant Coach Joe Rogers have drilled the men on plays and basket and free throw shooting mainly, but also put emphasis-on defense tactics for the Waterloo ciubs: ' Mason City already holds victories over East and West, and the games will be the 2nd o£ the home- and-home series. While West is considered the strongest opponent, both will be dangerous on their respective home floors. Saturday against the Old Rose, the Mohawks will run into a zone defense that gave (hem some trouble on the Roosevelt floor, and playine on the West high court will make it doubly troublesome. Suter is expected to start his usual lineup, which puts Art Wag- nei- and Ike Zeigler at (he forwards, Verlyn Rutt at the center position and Gus DiMarco and Bob Miller at the guards. Although Hutt has missed practice sessions this week because of enlistment in one of the branches of our armed forces, he is expected to be ready for the Waterloo games. This combination has started the last few games, and has proved effective both offensively and defensively. Zeiglber and Wagner have shown their adeptness at putting the ball through the hoop with a degree of consistency, while Rutt's scoring and rebound work have played important parts in the victories achieved. --The team, under the hand of the coaches, has mo vet alone at an exceptionally fast pace since opening day, when the Cardinal and Black dropped a 31-23 decision to Webster City. Veteran observers have been high in praise of the spirit of the club. Before the campaign opened, only Miller and Dick Bruns had any varsity caee experience. ,^j- ,..:. Following the 2 Waterloo contests, the Mohawks will be out of town next Tuesday, meeting Waverly, then return here for a brace of games with Fort Dodge and floosevelt of Des Moines, one of the 4 clubs to hold victories over the Cardinal and Black. The campaign will wind up at home against East high of DCS Moincs on Feb. 26. Iowa Hits Tough Ohio State Over Weekend North Iowa Basketball Alta Vista to Hit Fredericksburg Alta Vista _ Alta Vista high cagers were to meet Fredericksburg here Thursday night. It will be a two-game card with both first and second teams playing. i An overtime period was required to determine the winner when these 2 teams met last ; * New Providence, Wellsburg Win Iowa Falls --'New Providence and Wellsburg gained opening- night victories in the girls sectional tournament here Wednesday night. The New Providence lassies stopped Hubbard, 31-30 and Wellsburg downed Raddiff,' 30-26. Thursday night 3 contests were carded, with Geneva scheduled :o meet New providence. Alden to iangle with Eldora and Iowa Falls to go against Owasa * Joice Defeats Hanlontown Joice--The Joice high school sasketball team whipped Hanlon- own, 55-23, on the home floor This made the 9th straight North iowa B-6 conference game Joice las won. Medlang was high point man for Joice with 19. Jannings scored 10 for Hanlontown. Han- ontown won the reserve game IT o 14. * Kiemme Downs Crystal Lake Crystal Lake--Crystal Lake lost 2 basketball games here when it played Kiemme. The first team game was 34 to 22 jn favor of Kiemme. Kiemme also won the second earn game 13 to 12. H H BOWLISG . Won 1st 2nd 3rd B.C. Tot lOldcn Peacock 2 S7J 561 530 ·lac's Grocery 1 495 507 '173 D. Crawford-- 1S3 412 87 30 Men's League Won 1st 2nd 3rd H.C. Tol lason City Auto Body 3 716 730 65S 51 2133 owa State Brand Creamery 0 544 611 553 246 1999 G. Miller--201 491 lw Try to Hold Scores Down With Chicago By BOB MEYER Chicago, «J.R--There is a red- hot battle going on in the Big Ten conference to determine which team can score the least number of points against the plucky University of Chicago basketball kids. So far, Iowa has done the worst job on this score by losing all control over its offense to run up 103 points against the luckless Maroons, while Illinois did a neat job in holding the count to modest 68 points. Three more teams get a chance to try to break Illinois' mark this season. Michigan, which appears on the same floor with Chicago Saturday, night, wasn't conceded much of a chance to lower the II- lini record, but Minnesota rated a good bet to drop below the 68- count when it meets Chicago Feb. 26. The high-scoring Wisconsin quintet was judged to be hopelessly out of the picture and may tally up in the 70's with Purdue and Northwestern, or possibly even score helter-skelter to tie the 83 points made by Ohio State. Facetious as it may be, Big Ten coaches are trying hard not to "pour it on" the outclassed Chicago students, who have been out- pointed, 401 to 154 in 5 games. The Maroons have lost 45 consecutive conference games and don't figure to end that brilliant losing streak this season. However, .the kids proved they can take it. They're a plucky lot, and Coach Kyle Anderson said that the experience of trying to knock off the big boys has done them good. None of the lads seem to have an inferiority complex. They simply fight to stay in the game as many minutes as possible before the score begins to unwind to its inevitable result. It appeared to be Just a question of time before Chicago will elect to drop out of Big Ten basketball competition, just as it did in football after Robert Maynard Hutchins became president. Under the academic policy at the famous university, students can enroll after 2 years of high school by passing an examination. Even with a high school degree, one can graduate after 2 years at Chicago. ' This means that, even in peacetime, Chicago will not have the type of personnel to compete with teams of Big Ten Caliber. The average student 'will be very young --barely more than sophomore age at most. The bulk of conference scoring records that stand in the books today were marked up by teams playing against Chicago. Even the coaches of these record-breaking teams discount their significance. Coach Doug Mills, whose 1943 Illinois team scored 92 points as Andy Phillip counted 40 himself said that his team's 86 points scored against third-place Northwestern last year had much more significance than the 92 points against Chicago. When Phillip's individual record, nude in his senior year, was eclipsed last weekend by a freshman, Iowa's Dick Ives, it made a Joke of the Big Ten record book. ·Coaches find it difficult to send a team against Chicago for fear of being criticized for "pouring it on." They agree that when Chicago retires to competition of its own caliber that all previous records made against the Maroons should be wiped off the books. JOHAWKS FACE CHARLES CITY Immaculate Conception Five Foe in Away Tilt Fresh from a 36-16 win over Thornton, the St. Joseph's cagers will go into their. 2nd contest of the week Friday night, facing Immaculate Conception of Charles City in an away-from-home fray. · A triumph would briugr victory number 12 of the regular schedule, as against only 2 losses, one to Keusett the other to Clear Lake. In addition to the 12 victories, the Johawks have captured the Cerro Gordo county basketball crown. Father A. D. Gibbs-shook up his starting 5 Tuesday against Thornton, sending Tenney and Casey to the forward, posts, Bob Chute to center and Chuck Coyle and Zallek to the guard slots. This combination retained only 2 of the original starting 5--Chute and Coyle. The Blue and White already holds a triumph over the Immaculate Conception q u i n t e t , gained on the home floor, and is the choice to repeat that earlier victory, Prior to the Thornton win, the Johawks had been given a few days rest from their strenuous schedule that sent them to the Catholic Diocese tournament at Dubuque immediately after winning the county championship. The Blue aud White lost a hard- fought 2nd round contest to the powerful Greyhounds from Immaculate Conception ot Cedar Rapids. The Johawks worked out Wednesday and were to continue practice Thursday night in preparation for the Charles City meeting. Iowa State Stops Drake in 62-34 Tilt Des Moines, (/P)--Price Brookfield, leading basketball scorer in the Big Six conference, dropped in 21 points as the Iowa State Cyclones coasted to a 62-34 victory over the Drake Bulldogs in a non- league game Wednesday night. The Cyclones, only remaining undefeated team in conference play, are favored to win handily when they meet Kansas State at Ames in. a Big Sii-.game Friday - " · - - · · · · · · · - ·- Maroons Get 66 Markers, Lose 75-66 Chicago, (U.R)--T h e University of C h i c a g o basketball team amassed a total of 66 points Wednesday night, but dropped the decision to George Williams college, 75 to 6. Both t e a m s scored 30 field goals, but the Maroons were able to convert only 6 free throws. Fred DeGraw of Chicago led the scorers with 26 points, followed by Gene Evers and Norman Pankins of George Williams, who scored 19 and 16 respectively. Don Miller, winner of the 1943 NCAA 155 pound boxing title, is at Fort Benning, Ga., in an 'infantry training regiment. Larkin Gets Decision Over Costantino By JACK CUDDY New York, U.R--Tippy Larkin veteran New Jersey lightweight gave the most impressive perform ance of his career at 'Madison Square Garden Wednesday nigh as he meted ouf a thorough 10 round drubbing to young Lulu Costantino, who a month ago ha held Champion Beau Jack to I split decision. Larkin, who paid $1,000 for Z y pounds to insure peak strength for the bouf, gave' the. elusiv young New Yorker such a boxing lesson lhat none of the 3 ring officials, in arriving at thei unanimous decision, voted mor than 2 rounds to Cosfaiitino. The United Press gave Lulu onlj one round, the 4th. Tall, rangy Larkin -- enjoying advantages of h e i g h t , weigh 1 reach, punch and experience--wa so superior to his 23 year old op ponent that the bout, though fast was uninteresting to the 11,53 fans who had contributed a gat of $31,914. Larkin lost a §1,000 forfeit whei he scaled 1395; pounds at Wed nesday's weigh-in, instead of th 137 which he had guaranteed in private agreement. Apparent!., Tippy and his shrewd manager Angelo Pucci, had decided te "blow lhe/-.grand" when thej signed for the bout, in order t entice Coslantino into the ring with the 137-pound agreemenl They knew, that paring down tt 137 might weaken ' tlje sharp shooter from Garfield, N. J. The thousand was well spent After this poundage price was de ducted from his purse, Tippy stil wound up with about 56,800 fo his public . workout. He alst clinched a "good money" garder bout with Allie Stolz, another Nev, Jersey lightweight, on March 10 COLLEGE BASKETBALL By The Associated Press Eist Worcester Tech. 55. Holy Cross -i? John Hopluns 50. Gettysburg Lulhcrai ThcolociraL Seminars' 3-' Cclumbla 48. Princeton 25 BlDDm5burg Teachers 54. rjuckncll 33 St. Mary's College 4T, Washington Col lc£c 40 University of Maryland -in. Woodroi Wilson Gen. Hosp. 26 Army fifi, Pittsburgh 32 ^ Navy 33. Villanova -21 · Curtis Bay Coast Guard G3, Amen can U 34 Muhlcnbcrg 5 p City College of Ne' York 41 Washington and Jefferson 61, Carnesi Tech 31 Yale 54. U. S. Coast Guard Academy 5 St. Joseph's 74. Monlclnir (N. J. Teachers 44 Temple 73. LaSalle 45 Albright 68, West Chester Teachers 37 Midwest Iowa Scahawks 72. Aueuslana (III.) 3! Great Lakes 84. Notre Dame 48 George Williams 75. Chicago G6 Loras 56, St. Ambrose 50 Iowa State G2, Drake 34 Wicllila Boeing 48. Wichita Cessna 3 Olathc Naval Air Station 54. Washbun College 37 Dcnfson 71. Bowling Green 55 DePauw 33. DePamv V-5 29 MarUnsvitte tlnd.) Eagles 42, Carnn Atterbury 29 Ohio University 43. Ohio Wesleyan 34 Warrcnsburg Teachers 41. PHlsbura (Kans.) Teachers 40 South Tulanc 43. LSU 42 North Carolina Navy Pro-Flight 32 Davidson 26 Loycla 60, Algiers Naval Station 43 Marshal! (W. Va.l 43. Morchead 41 Geneva 51. West Vireinia 48 Southwest South Plains Army Air Field 45 Arm Engineers of. Texas Tech 43 ~ ' West Heed College 57. Northwest Nazarcn UNBEATEN HAWKEYES SET SCORING RECORDS-This is the record bnakimr ,,n beaten Umveraity of_Iowa basketball starting lineup, guided by Coach "Pops" flSm to 12 straight victories. Its 7 wins in the Big Ten giW it the current No IsDot BUCK SCORING AVERAGE AT 60 Big Arnold Risen May Miss Contests By BOB HERDIEN Chicago, (IP)--Iowa's unbeaten Hawkeyes face their toughest task o£ the season this weekend-tangling with a good Ohio State quintet on the Buckeyes' home floor in a duo of contests thn1 could bring some changes in the Big Ten basketball standings. Dave Danner and Dick Ives who last week shattered a Hock o f . conference individual scoring marks, will spearhead "Pops" Harrison's crew into Columbus and woe betide the Bucks if the 2 thread the nets as they did in Iowa's 103-31 rout of Chicago. But Ohio won't be lacking it scoring drive. Don Grate, Arnolc (Stilts) Risen and Bobby Bowen have sparked the home forces to a 60-point-a-game clip, 5 more than Iowa's scoring pace in Big Ten play. Hisen, however, may no play against the Hawks because of bruises suffered in last week's games, plus illness following a tooth extraction. And the Bucks average 2 inches a man taller thai the youthful Hawks. Leading Iowa has won " straigM, while the Buckeyes have taken 6 and dropped 2, and are iu 4th place. Should (he 2 splil the Friday-Saturday set, Iowa would retain its lead, but if Ohio State takes a pair, 2nd place Purdue would move to (he peak, as the,,Boilermakers are idle. Iowa could drop as low as 4th shoulc Northwestern whip Illinois Friday In addition to the N. U.-Illin contest at Champaign, where Otto Graham makes his final Big Ten appearance in Wildcat regalia Wisconsin's revived Badgers invade Indiana for a 2-game set Friday and Saturday. The only other conference test matches Chicago with Michigan on the midway. The Wolverines paced by Tommy King, leading scorer of the league with 137 points, have won but 3 of 10 conference starts, but certainly won't have any trouble with Chicago, beaten Wednesday n i g h t by George Williams, 75-66, despite Fred De Craw's 20 points. Big (imc action Wednesday night was confined to Grcal Lakes, where the Bluejackets bludeeoned Notre Dame, 84 to 48 for their 25th win in 27 starts an their 18th in a row. . The Sailors meet Fort Custer Friday, while Notre Dame is idle the remainder of the week. Other games Friday send Marquette to Western Michigan and Wabash to Purdue. The weekly doubleheader at the Chicago stadium Saturday matches Illinois with mighty De Paul and Northwestern with a strong Camp Grant aggregation. GIRLS SECTIONAL TOURNEYS OPEN By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS There were few upsefs as Iowa State high school girls basketbal] sectional tournaments- opened at 36 towns Wednesday night and the highlight was a coincidence which saw 81 to 7 scores chalked up jn games at 2 tournaments. Holstein trounced Pierson 81 to 7 at Galva and Luton defeated Hollcy Springs by the same scon at Onawa. Holstcin's victor: marked its -15th consecutive tri umph. The remainder of the field wnb to get under way. Thursday night as opening rounds arc staged. Sixty-four tournaments are beine held in all. Steamboat Rock, the defending champion, was to launch its title defense against Green Mountain at Conrad Thursday night and Havelock, 1943 runnerup will square off against Ottoscn at Mallard. Results Wednesday night in eluded: Southwest dislrict--Van Cleve eliminated Rhodes 33 to 22 in a second round game at Van Cleve. Southwest district--Oakland defeated Wales Lincoln 2G-22 in a second rounder at Oakland. Northwest--A s h t o n trounced Little Rock 51-13 at LakeT'ark Aorlheast--Hanseli, 1940 champion, downed Mcscrvey 45 to 12 at Dows. and Stanwood, 1942 quarter-finalist was eliminated 23-la by Clarence at Mechanics- vilie. STILL , * Point, N. Y., /P,_Of the 122 former U. S. Military Academy :adets who have won their "A" in basketball during the last 40 years, 118 are serving in the armed forces -hroughout the world. ARTHRITIS RHEUMATISM Dr. R. W. SHULTZ, D.0. 218-219-220 Kirst National Bank Bldg. MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Thursday. Feb. 18, 1914 13 Ihe shadow of NBA lightweight champion Sammy Angott hovers over the Beau Jack-Boll Montgomery New York title clash, March 3. Sammy will fight the winner for the undisputed world's crown, March 24. Jack is shown at the left. Read Votes of Judges to Spectators New York, (,/P)--The New York state athletic commission has started a boxing innovation that soon may become a universal practice--t h a t of announcing from the ring how each judge voted. The idea was tried out Wednesday night in Madison Square garden at the Tippy Larkin-Lulu Costantino 10 rounder which Larkin, a 13 to 5 favorite, won easily. After Announcer George Kobb had reeled oft over the public address system how each official voted, everyone asked his neighbor how he liked it. It was the general opinion among ringsidcrs that it was a good thing. Sevcran pointed out that each official, knowing his vote would be publicly announced from the ring, would tend to be extra careful. There were some doubtful persons who asserted that the public announcement of the votes after a very close fight, for instance, might bring verbal abuse against the officials. Gen. John Phelan, chairman of the commission, and Promoter Mike Jacobs asserted that the practice would be followed at future Garden bouts. SAILORS DROP NOTRE DAME 5 Great L a k e s , HI.,' (U.B--The Great Lakes Naval Training station basketball team won its 18th consecutive game and its 25th victory in 27 starts Wednesday night by defeating Notre Dame, 84 to 48. Paul Armstrong, H e r m a n Scbaefer and Don Smith scored 17 points each for the Sailors, while Leo Klicr was high man for Notre Dame with 15. Great Lakes led 40 to 28 at the half and dominated play during the final period. The victory gave the Sailors 3 victories against 2 defeats in their World war II series with the Irish. SEAHAWKS BEAT AUGUSTANA FIVE Iowa City, (ff)~A second half scoring spree gave the Iowa Sea- hawk basketball t e a m a 72-39 victory over Aiigustana college of Rock Island, 111., Wednesday night. The Seahawks were ahead only 2o-23 at halftime. The Sea- hawks have won 15 out of 17 games. 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