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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3, 1945 J*: ^oeifii MQSimUM Football has just about been tucked away for another year, now that the annual bowl battles are history and part of the record books. A final glance at the scores and running accounts shows that ' the undefeated teams did not provide the major share of the excitement. To- our way of thinking, (he best battle took place down jn New Orleans between Duke and Alabama. The Blue Devils, despite 4 consecutive losses at the beginning of the campaign, were heavy favorites to send the Crimson Tide down to defeat. As it turned out, Duke had its h_ands-full in coming through, and did not score the winning touchdown until the final 3 minutes of play. A few moments earlier the 'Tide had held for downs on the y-yard line, and then had given Duke' 2 points on a safety bringing the score to 28-22 in favor of Alabama. Almost ' . ; ..... 'The subsequent- Tide strategy failed, however, for Duke marched right back on 2 running plays to score and go ahead at its final count, 29-26. Even then, Alabama did not give up. With only a half- minute remaining Harry Gilmer connected for a long pass, and the receiver was not stopped until he had reached the Duke 24-yard line. Time liad run out then, but critics hailed the 'Kama fight and spirit. Blob Waterfield of UCLA led the West to a 13-7 upset of the East, but aside from the Georgia Tech- Tulsa game, that was the only upset of the day. Oklahoma Aggies won in easy fashion from Texas Christian, as did southern California from Tennessee. Our prediction, average, while still not too good, did not improve over last season. We called the Tecli-Tulsa tiIt correctly, in addition to the Southwestern-Mexico, S o u t h e r n California-Tennessee and Oklahoma A. M.-TCU battles. We thought Alabama would turn the trick on Duke.^and it almost did. However, that went into the loss column along with the East-West game. . Grid's Future What football's future will' be for 1945, nobody can say at this point. The sport probably will not be asked to close its doors, .as racing was. Manpovver may be ; ;inore - scarce ·rthan-ever-eiwhen-next fall- rolls around , 5 ;but. ; tF : the schools · show the same will and determination to?go ahead.with the sports as it did .this year, you can rest assured ttiat, though the caliber'o£ play may take a drop, it will still be football. From now until the major league baseball teams open spring, training 2 months hence, the center of the stage will be-held^almost entirely by basketball. The various cage races are just about to get under way -with a full head_of steam, and there are several outstanding clubs which already have made a name for themselves. By this time you've probably guessed, that Iowa has a team of its own that already has gained national recognition. The road ahead for the Hawkeyes will not be an easy one, for even though Popsy Harrison's high - flying cagers do not meet Ohio State or Northwestern in Big Ten competition, others equally as dangerous are on the card. Others There Perhaps you haven't heard so much about Illinois. Michigan and Wisconsin as threats to the title, but thsy nevertheless exist, and Iowa must play them. The Wolverines threw a big overtime scare into the Buckeyes when the teams met last week, and figure to make it tough on anyone. Illinois has come up with another fast-stepping club that has sent Great Lakes down to defeat twice. And the Sailors already have defeated Ohio State. Iowa, therefore, will have its hands full if it is going- to lift the bauble from the head of Ohio State. .We believe the Hawkeyes are capable of coming through to snatch the crown. They'll have to play baH to" do it, but Harrison has a high-scoring team with plentiful, capable reserves. Weil-Rounded Dick Ives will not have to bear the entire burden. When he has an off-night, as he did against Michigan State Saturday night, he has capable teammates who can carry the scoring load effectively. Had Ives been up to his usual standards against Michigan State. the score would have gone considerably higher. Harrison's reserves -- mainly Murray Wier, Dick Culberson Bob Schultz and Stanley Straats- m a -- a r e some of the finest at Iowa in years. All signs point to a banner season for. Iowa, and perhaps even some tournament competition, if the Old Gold will concentrate on the game. The loop -campaign gets under way this Saturday night against Minnesota. BOWLING SCORES Won 2nd 3rd B.C. To*. i i w . i j4» *na «ro M.u. Holium Bread 1 5.17 K9X JUS ins Marsh. Sirlri 2 CIA 533 J60 113 B. Klnt 13S; w. CHne 3S8. Women's 1(160 Won HI 2nd 3rd H.C. Tol. Sam Raiics i .is ~^tn r;i e C. Klnnan 161; I_ Kavars 117. 1511 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Ban is Sports' Most Devastating War Blow By LEO H. PETEKSEN United Press Sports Editor N e w Y o r k -- Horse racing, the "sport of kings" which drew its major support from the man on the street, blacked out in the United States Wednesday for the first time since it was introduced*: in this country back in 1665 racket or baseball or basketball --280 years ago nonl!i . The country which had become the greatest' horse race nation iti the world gave up the sport in ompliance will] a government request that it conserve its manpower, materials aud transportation needs for the \var effort. The ban became effective at J.JIK uiiii ueuame ciiecuvt: ai A numoer 01 tne Digger gam- midnight Tuesday night when the Wing houses did not expect the dog tracks in Florida closed their shutdown to last very long. One gates. It affects harness racing, outfit in Buffalo even predicted gates. It affects harness racing, too. but none of those tracks were scheduled lor operation until spring. How long the sport will be suspended no one knew, but track operators and owners of that enough to permit resumption of racing by spring. Although there were scattered protests, the industry, for, the most Tiart, took its closing -- the most devastating blow sports has received in World ivar II--in a co-operative spirit. The general feeling among owners, trainers, jockeys, touts, bookmakers, and track employes alike was tbat the war comes first. There was a report that the governors of 22 states where tracks are located would be asked by the industry to meet in the near future and use their influence to lift the ban in those states which are not in the critical manpower shortage areas, but there was no confirmation. Many of the 40,000 persons employed by the industry were expected to wind up in war plants. So, too. were thousands ,of the nation's bookmakers, but a majority of the latter, a United Press survey showed, will continue to operate by making book on the 2 tracks in Mexico and the 1 track in Havana which are operating on limited schedules. The war manpower commission set up a recruiting: office at Tropical Park, Miami, after the close of racinrr there Tuesday and estimated that 5 per cent of the 2,600 employes or other persons whose living depended on racing there already bad applied for war plant work. 1 . ' . . . . , " . V The wealthy horse^pwhers were expected'-'to' kee"p rr thelr thoroughbreds at the tracks, where-the strips -will be available for training; until such time as racing' is resumed or they ship the animals back.to their home stables. At TroDical. 10 thoroughbreds were up for auction and the sales were expected to continue.- The remount service of the U. S. army advised owners that it was seeking stallions and would have representatives at the track. * , Most Bookies Won't Enter War Plants By UNITED PRESS The shut-down of race tracks the United States caught the -- · · ~--"-_^Mu,7 \»4«,ii jiiaiij' of the bookmakers still undecided whether to close shop or keep going with what was left to bet on, but generally not interested in war work. Some of the bigger bookmakers, such as the 51,000,000 operators, in New York and" California, called it a flay and planned tb take winter vacations in Florida or California while the ban was in ^aniornia wmie tile ban was in "Wp will rln nra.-7.fh- *«·«.»· L"E I'VE!!" "I"-*.-" '«· »= TMStSKSLS SSSfSA'A 2K -- -- ............ .,, ^*i*;iaiij ifitciiucu lo that nnpr-itAT-c A carry on with book on 'Mexican horsemen ?wina n » and Cuban horse races, with some jiSrt^ into the n u m b e r ' s ££ of pools. But there were strong indications that only,a very small minority of gamblers will go into defense work, a move- which the ban by War Mobilization Director James F. Byrnes had hoped to achieve. A number of the bigger gam- the ban. would be lifted shortly after a powerful gambling lobby gets working. Law enforcement authorities in many places took advantage of the opportunity to crack down on the remaining betting places. Some officials feared that a lot of the agents, thrown out of work by closing" of the booking places, would 'turn to the black market rather than go into war plants. The situation throughout the nation was: NEW YORK--Big time operators closed shop and planned to take winter vacations in California or Florida. Small bookies hoped to continue and expected a fairly heavy play on Cuban and Mexican horse races. Police Commissioner Lewis J. Valentine ordered a city- v/ide survey of all known bookmakers to see whether they were going into defense plants, and also to block the entrance o£ thousands of bookies into the black market. CHICAGO--An estimated 1,500 bookies, with an annual take . of about $160,000,000, plan to use the Mexican and Cuban tracks, with a sideline of rjther sports and the numbers. Most of the bookies are older men and some of the others were high school youths too young to work or fight, PJHILADELPlilA--The majority of the bookmakers will "ride out the storm" with bets on the Mexican and Cuban rates, and dip into the numbers racket to supplement earnings. There are an estimated 500 betting shops in the city with 10,000 agents and a daily play of $500,000. This does not include the nearby cities of Camdcn, N. J., Upper Darby and Chester, which have a total of about 100,000 players daily. Some, of the agents are going into the money-lending business, but few have a tendency to go into war work. LOS ANGELES--General indications were that most of roughly 3,000 bookies will forget about betting until the major American trades resume. Only a s m a l l amount of betting is expected on the Mexican and Cuban races. The numbers never flourished on the west coast and basketball and other winter sports attracted little gambling interest. ' * 5% to War Jobs at Fair Grounds New Orleans, (U.R--The war ,, ,, «^^ track Wednesday arid estimated that 5 per cent of the personnel employed there already had applied for war jobs. The office was set up late Wednesday after the 9th and final race of a program that brought the local winter racing season lo a curtailed close in line with the government's caH for all animal race or tracks to shutdown by Wednesday . that operators, Am n i A ^ , { ° Racing Is Flourishing in Mexico Mexico City, «J.R--Ever since a ^1-year "blackout" on horse racing was lifted in Mexico less than 2 years ago, the sport has flourished here and now is in the midst ol one of its most successful seasons. Two tracks now are- operating on a limled basis south of the bor- der--hipodromo DC Las Americas, (he most Jnodorii racing plant in North America with a triple-tier grandstand, in Mexico City and Agua Caliente, just below the California-Mexican border. ·With the U. S. transportation ban on animals expected to pre- WMC Seeks 300,000 From Race Tracks By GWEN MORGAN Washington, (U.PJ -- War manpower commission 'representatives moved out to the race tracks Wednesday, not to see the horses run--because they're not--but to sign up for war jobs the gents who used to ride and handle them. Desperately seeking an additional 300,000 men for'vital war plants, the WMC agents were waiting at the paddocks with tantalizing offers for all members of the track fraternity left out of jobs as a result of .War Mobilization Director James F. Byrnes' order for a racing shutdown as of. The WMC directed its initial efforts at tracks in Miami and New Orleans where racing finales were staged Tuesday. If WMC hopes materialize both the men who ride and handle the horses and those who took care of the betting end will be racing to a WMC recruitment officer or to the nearest U. S. employment office to get a war job. While the WMC isn't'betting on the . outcome, it is of ferine the sporting men a sure thine--a war job to back up the men in uniform who are gambling, their lives abroad to preserve the American way of life. The .WMC said it had not only profitable war jobs but openings "specially suited" to the talents of all ex-trackmen from the fanciest jockey to the sturdiest horseshoer. It lias conducted a survey of "essential jobs related to occupations in race track o'peration" and feels as a result that it is justified in saying it has just the spot for an ex-jockey valet, patrol'judge, stcward-at-start, presiding stew- arfl, clerk-al-scales. placing judge, docker, timer, starter, ticket man, veterinarian, p a d d o c k judge, jockey-room, custodian, trainer, lead-pony boy, associate steward, Basketball Previews . " . -- -.--M t*u*ij iruj, aaauuiaie siewaru, best inter- sheet writer, take-off man, handi- ^appcr, stablemen and smithy. Big Seven Returns To Prewar Level By ROY ROBERTS AP Ncivsfeatures Denver--Big Seven basketball returns to .the Rocky Mountains with a full complement this -winter after 2 blank years. A tiff over football matters which led Denver university to drop out of the circuit and cut it to Size Six after the 1941-42 season is patched up now. and the manpower shortage that reduced it to a one-team league last year has been overcome by eager freshmen, deferred students and returning servicemen. Utah, only conference school playing the game last season, has but one man left of the youthful Redskin band that speared the National Collegiate Athletic Association championship with an overtime triumph over Dartmouth in New York' City last March. He is Arnold Ferrin. / Coach Vadal Peterson will surround Ferrin with freshmen and deferred upper classmen and send Jiem out to see if they can become basketball ambassadors like the men before them. Denver which played independent basketball last year, is 3ack in the conference with a new coach. Cliff Rock, head coach at Kansas Stale last year, and 2 veterans, Larry Sewald and Herb vean. Colorado Slate, Utah S(atc, ARNOLD FERRIN Back With NCAA Champs Wyomin? and Brigham Yoan? return to the hardwoofl this winter after a year of idleness. Wyoming will be under the direction of the man who coached the Cowboys to the NCAA championship in '1943--Ev Shelton. Like Wyominjr, the Colorado Aggies, Utah Aggies and BYU will be mainly freshman-manned. Colorado, which gave up the sport after 1S41-42 and turned its fieldhouse over to the navy as a dormitory, now has its facilities back and, in a sort oE reverse lend- lease, has some sailor-marine material still training at CU to draw upon. In the independent collegiate field, Colorado college will send out a team of sailors and marines with high school experience and Montana and Montana State will pick up where they left off 2 years ago. In .the independent amateur- military division, the drumming will be louder than last year. Denver's clique of independent amateur veterans, who beat the courts together year after year- Jack McCracken, Bob (Ace) Grue- ms, Art Unger and Pete Leuty have rallied again, under the name of .Ambrose Jells-makers. As they have for 10 seasons, they will shoot fot A. A. U. honors. Military installations in the Rockies Irom the Casper Air Ease m Wyoming to the Deming Air Base in New Mexico are building teams o£ former college and independent players, for inter-post competition. Five army teams in the Denver area will compete with the Am- j brose amateurs in the Denver Victory League, now in its second sea- 'son.' Mohawks in 2 Weekend Cage Games A pair of weekend games are on tap .for Coach Bud Suter's Mason City cagers, who will seek victories number 6 and 7 of the current campaign. Friday night the Mohawks play their first out-of-town contest, traveling to Charles City then return once again to the Roosevelt court on Saturday to take on East Des Moines. Always tough on the home court, the Cornels avenge 2 losses to are out to the Cardinal and Black last season. Although their last 2 ti have turned back Oclivein and Grinwell. They also hold a triumph over the tough Cedar Falls quintet. Expecting a close battle, Suter said Wednesday: "It's a 50-50 chance down there--you never can tell who'll come out on top /"·I.-, w.1^.TM -«:* __ .- ,. _ - *"!·' on its home court, and we expect a grand battle." Saturday's game will send the Cardinal and Black into its 2nd Big Seven conference fray of the campaign. The Mohawks top the loop at this time nith a triumph over North Des Moines to their credit.' East will Ends MayWhittle CzarVPower vent owners of that country to snip their stables here, officials at ... ·,_ i Hipodromo expect to finish out the m-etln* remainder of a scheduled 102-day meell " e meeting "without any changes COMMITTEE TO DEFINE WORK v Group to Draw New Agreement on Friday By JERRY LISKA Chicago, (/P) -- Baseball's major league leaders meet here Friday lo draft a new major league agreement re-creating the otfice of commissioner a n d . presumably whittling down the big stick the late K. M. Landis. waved inexorably for 24 years. The job of assembling a uork formula for Landis' successor falls lo a 10 member committee, including: 5 representatives each from the American and National leagues. It was handed this task at the leagues' recent New York y canges. Racing is held on Thursdays. Saturdays and Sundays. In the past Agua Caliente racing has been restricted for the most Part to Sundays and holidays, but 300 American horses were reported to have arrived there before the U. S. shipping ban on animals went into effect and there have been reports that the track may operate on some week days. Nearly 1,000 horses are stabled at the Hipodromo. most of them owned by Mexicans. There are a dozen or so American-owned horses on the grounds. NORTH IOWA BASKETBALL Joice Player Injures Ankle Joice--LaVerle Field, one of the members o£ the Joice high school basketball team, s u f f e r e d a cracked bone in his ankle while practicing on the Hanlontown floor last week. He will be unable . to use his foot month. for at least one Bancroft Wins Over Hayfield ,-- ~~..-».~. .u.a* ac;aauiL» XVII HO\1 KO Charles City started out slowly Bancroft--The St. John's bas- the club has moved right alon~ In -Hetball. team defeated Hayfield their last 2 times out, the Comets here Tuesday night, 54-25, after back Oclwein and g rabbin S an early lead and hold- MA.TS.csas ing it throughout. The victors led at the end of the initial stanza, 12-3, and increased that to 22-7 at the intermission. At the end of the 3rd period the score stood at 3G-3 Dick Garry and Bob Nurre paced the St. John's attack with 26 and 10 points, respectively, In a curtain raiser, the Bancroft reserves defeated the Hayfield yearlings, 12-9. all-veteran lineup, featuring Halph Hook, Carlson, Sandin and Williams. Last season this same outfit handed the Sutermen a defeat in the Capital City, but later lost to present virtually an the Mohawks here. SPORTS ROUNDUP By HUGH FULLERTON New York, (fl,_When that expected sports boom begins after the war (well, everybody says there R goinq to be one) look for basketball to spread out faster than any other sport. . . Even'in war time the case irame has rec- istpi-ed some notable gains, notably in Ne w England and the deeo south, 2 sections that always could lake it or leave if Re ports from Boston say 'the Garden doubleheadei's there are beginning to catch on and that Boston high schools are playing the game for the first time in about 30 years. . . . The Boston Garden will be host to 2 schoolboy tournaments in March., Holy Cross is the only "home" caUejje attraction now but in post-war years the promoters hone to have a half dozen sood local teams and as many from other parts of New England to oppose clubs from other sections. You Name 'em . . . Florida can offer a good example of how service teams are brim-ins good basketball to sections that have nroduced f e w standouts e former col]»ie 'aces' still in action there are fins Bro- hera. Dartmouth: Stan Waxman r-ong Island: 1-co Klier, Notre Dame: Tommy Thompson Michigan: Chuck Joachim, Mt. Union- Dave Kaiser; Wisconsin: Bill Simpson, Seton Hall; nnd Phil Seehi. Northwestern. . . Fans who watch them a while won't be ^at- isfied with second-rate performances later. Apparently sounding the sentiments of most other owners, P. 1C Wrigley of the Chicago Cubs and a committee member, said he would like to see a new agreement which would "codify the rules" of baseball operation under a commissioner. "We all agree thai Judge Landis , nrocu.cea I e w si d d an incomparable job of run-' Amon? the former nms baseball for 24 years," de- '" loimei dared Wrigley, "but the time has come--for we should have learned something in those 24 years--to say just what the commissioner h a d jurisdiction o v e r -- t h e r e should be a set of specifications drawn." lie referred to a clause in the old agreement which gave Landis carte blanche iu any and all matters relating to baseball. The judge's preemptory use of this cudgel often bruised the pocketbooks as well as the feelings of some club officials. Friday's meeting ostensibly will be limited to discussion of an agreement which will be presented to a full meeting of owners, here some time in February. Both Wrigley and W i l l Harridge, American league president and member of a 3 man council temporarily governing baseball, said there was no liklihood that any candidates would be considered for the commissionorship at this time. 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