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BASEBALL Des Moines Demons to open season here with Mason City Bats. Games carded for North Iowa fairgrounds April 28 and 29. BASEBALL Full strength of major leagues swings into action Tuesday as baseball season formally gets under way for year. _^____^^_^____ TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 1934 Out of the PRESSBOX - Bj AL M1TCIIEL Untangled A bit of confusion that's existed over the probability of Austin, Minn., having two baseball teams in action this summer has been straightened out, thanks to Tom Koeck of the Austin Daily Herald. * Â» * There will be two teams in action at Austin. The S. M. league club and the S. M. I. team will both play through the summer. The S. M.'s are tb? last year's D. F. S. league team, managed by "Skinny" Talmadge, and the S. M. I. outfit is the one Â·which played in the league in which Mason City held a membership last season, under the management of Deitz Smith. * * Â» The S. M.'s will play ball with Blooming Prairie, New Richland, Fairbault, Owatonna and j Albert Lea- The S. M. I, outfit ( was Independent at last reports. Perhaps the best feature of the setup is that there is no animosity apparent between the two groups. The teams will alternate in home games on Sundays, benefit dances are sched^ uled In order to raise the shekels for opening the season. * * Â» The S. M. I. team will include Chet Bowers, Erickson, Hanson and Snell in its lineup . . . all veterans. * * * Want It? Here's something that the Globe- Gazette will do for baseball teams in North Iowa-- if the teams want it done. Amateur and semipro outfits are getting ready for the summer campaign, and many managers are casting about for playing schedules. In an effort to help managers in arranging their schedules the Globe-Gazette will publish a "directory" of North Iowa clubs. * * * Those managers who wish to list their teams with the directory are requested to send this information to the sports desk ol the Globe-Gazette: Name of the team, full name of the team manager, address of the manager and booking , agent, and the telephone num- ers of the manager and book- _/g agent. * * * N -charge wilLbe made for list- tag ' ~\e teams in this "directory. 1 ' 1 ' H ' t b M t e ' t t n n p agers r-J you want your team in the ; .it, send the dope along. No jTif-' .rnation means no list. . - Â· / * * * "Unstable" Chester Roan, director of men': diamondball in the recreation de partrnent of the board of park com missioners, Minneapolis, says in letter of Monday: "The diamondball leagues of Mm neapolis and St. Paul have -no joined the National Softball " as sociation and, furthermore, are no Interested. It appears to us as a verj unstable organization. "In the state of Minnesota, in eluding the Twin Cities, the 45 foo baseline will be used as always." * * * All of which does two things: Confirms the local belie! that the National Softball association was a not-so-mild form of graft, and leads to the prediction that the 45 foot game may be played in North Iowa instead of the 60 foot game proposed for this summer. The fact that neighbor Minnesotans will be playing the 45 foot game will have a good bit of influence. * # c The only league which has act ually been formed, to my bes knowledge at present, is that i central Iowa which includes tw Des Motaes teams, as well as New (Ttrni to Paee 30, Column 2) DR. H. K. JONES DENTIST Makes Dentures (Plates) as low IJ 1 A as, per plate Â«P 1 v EXTRACTIONS $1.00 X-RAY SERVICE 1 One Day Service for Out of Town Patients DR.H.K.JONES 151/2 N. FEDERAL PHONE 325 MAJOR CLUBS SWING INTO SCHEDULE CLEAR WEATHER, BIG TURNOUT FOR OPENERS IS SEEN 'inancial Recovery Hoped for by League President, Club Owners in National. By HERBERT W. BARKER Associated Press Sports Writer NEW YORK, April 17. (.W--For he fifty-ninth time, the National eague plunged into the opening of a new baseball season and for the if ty-ninth time not one of the eight lubs would admit the possibility of inishing last. Forecasts of clearing skies in the ast and fair weather in the middle- vest indicated all four opening games would be played with a. turn- ut of some 100,000 baseball-hungry ans who have spent a long, hard vinter studying an unprecedented lumber of playing shifts which may ,urn the pennant race into a much more exciting free-for-all even than hose of recent national league his- ory. Expect Financial Recovery. Whatever the final outcome, Pres- dent John Arnold Heydler and the owners as well confidently expected a real financial recovery after several lean years. Legalization of Sunday ball in Pennsylvania, the new and livelier ball and prospects of a close, hard-fought race right down ;o the finish in September all fig- ired to produce a heavier play at the turnstiles. Expert opinion, given with considerable trepidation after the shock of the New York Giants' flag-winning drive and subsequent world series victory a year ago, was that at least five clubs must be figured now as contenders. Cubs Second Choice. If the Giants failed to get the same brilliant pitching that was responsible for their amazing triumph of 1933, the experts selected the Chicago Cubs, bolstered by the acquisition of Chuck Klein, the Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Braves a s potential pennant-winners, with the well-known Budweiser, Schmidt Win Two in City Bowling League The Brooklyn Dodgers, Phillies and Cincinnati Reds almost universally were tagged for the last three positions in preseason forecasts. Some 35.000 fang were expected a' the Polo Grounds where the Giants opened their bid for another flag against the Klein-less Phillies, lee ay a new pilot, Jimmy Wilson. Bil Terry selected Carl Hubbell, southpaw hero of the world series, to oppose Ed Holley, big right-hander, on the mound. Lesser Crowds Expected. Lesser crowds were in prospec for the other three get-away games --30,000 at Cincinnati where the re built Reds, operating under the new ownership of Powel Crosley, Jr., ant his associates, were to be unveilec wit hthe Cubs as opposition; 10,000 at St. Louis for the Cardinal-Pirab tussle; and 25,000 at Brooklyn where Casey Stengel's Dodgers faced the Braves. Bob O'Farrell, picking up the managerial reins dropped by Dome Bush, called on Silas Johnson to op pose the Cubs' pitching ace, Lon Warneke, in a duel of right banders Stengel, third of the league's new managers, summoned Van Lingl Mungo, fast ball expert, to opposi either Fred Frankhouse, right hand er, or Ed Brandt, accomplishei southpaw. Heinie Meine. a source o much embarrassment to Cardina batsmen for several years, wa George Gibson's chaice for Pirat mound duty while Frankie Frisct planned to counter with- Jerom (Dizzy) Dean. Seven Clubs Hope for Victory in American CHICAGO, April 17 UP)--The American league joined in big time basebal's rousing opening chorus today, with no less than seven of the eight clubs harboring earnest hopes of making pennant music next September. Deprived by rain of opening the campaign under the presidential eye yesterday at Washington, Boston's new deal Red Sox and the champion Senators were in Boston today to start even with the rest of the league. Expert opinion figures Washington to land the title again, with the New York Yankees and perhaps the Red Sox furnishing the foremost opposition. Cleveland, Detroit and Chicago rank as lively possibilities. Owners, managers and followers of BRAVE BARNEY - - - - By Pap ftAfiUEV Babe Hopes to BeinYankees' Lineup in '35 Legs Are Concern of Big Swatter, Now in 21st Season. NEW YORK, April 17. (.W--After all, this season--his twenty-first-may not be Babe Ruth's last in the big leagues as an active ballplayer. The boisterous Babe said so himself today in his best baritone. Notwithstanding what he has said before, the Babe right now feels that his legs might be strong enough to carry him through a twenty-second season. "I'm surprised to find myself in such good condition," he said. "In fact I haven't started a season feeling so fit as I do now in five years. "There's nothing wrong with my batting eye or my batting. Hell, didn't I lead the boys during the training s=a.son? Red Rolfe gave me a close race but I nosed him out in the last game with Brooklyn. "Unless my legs crumple under me, I'll not only play in more than 100 games but'l'll be in there next year, too. Of course a lot depends on what Colonel Ruppert has to say, but if we both have a good year why there shouldn't be any contract trouble." The Babe not only anticipates a good season for himself, but for the Yankees as well. He figures the Yanks the best ball club in the American league--far better than last season's pennant-winning Waslung- POSSIBLE CHANGE IN STANDING FOR THIRD IS SET UP Pabst Holds Slim Margin in Rankings Above Miller High Life Team. TUESDAY GAMES Stoddard Stone vs. Globe- Gazette, 1 and 2. Northern Oilers vs. Honkers, 3 and 4. Budweiser and Schmidt's City Club stepped in to take a pair of victories from their respective op- _ _ _ ,, position, Wagner Coals and Pabst | with a single, a pair of doubles and Norse Crack OutlSDrives, Win by 9 to 0 Crimmings Let Only 3 Hits Go in 7 Brackets. DECORAH, April 17.--Behind the pitching of Jimmie Crimmings, who worked 7 innings and allowed 3 hits, and Bergan, who gave a lone blow in the final frame, Luther college defeated Upper Iowa 9 to 0 on the diamond Monday. The Norse sluggers gathered 15 safe blows during the contest. Augie Luther leading the big drive Blue Ribbon, in Monday night's City league bowling, as the last week of the loop's schedule got under way at the Stoddard alleys. The Schmidt victory made a possibility of change in the league's third place ranking, since it gave the Pabst five, now holding third with 65-49-.570, a margin of only two percentage points over Miller's High Life. The Millers, at 63-4S-.568, arc only one and one-half grimes behind the Pabst bowlers, and with a pair of victories, will tie for their ranking. Boost in Standing. Schmidt's boosted its standing above that of Blumer's Golden Glow at least temporarily, breaking a fifth place tie that stood at the beginning of the week. The Schmidt mark is now 63-51-.553, one and one-half games and four points above the Blumer 61-50-.5-19. Budweiser, with 62-S2-.544, raised its percentage, but still trailed be- (Tum to ViiKe JO, Column 3) a triple in 5 trips to the plate. i:ri'Eit IOWA--o A!( II O A Rynn cf 4 II 2 0 - - 3 ( Â· A l l 2-p * Mult'n Ib 4 S'ulia :lb -I C. H'CT If 3 Smitli SK JSVdl'cfi c WIllc'K H F'brs 2-ss iiAnrtiT'n liMlclial'l M,:'y ss-2 clldlls 2 7 1 1 2 2 (1 2 0 3 2 0 * 3 0 I) 0 0 0 0 1 (I 1 1 0 II 0 0 0 t) 0 I! 1 0 I II 1 0 0 0 Totals 2! Â·) 21 10 I.UTHEB--9 All II O A Alber'n M 4 I. 2 f Griin'il :ili :i 2 I 2 I.ntliiT 211 5 4 1 4 CUrll c n 1 (I 0 Muncii Ib n z 1:1 ii Klllne'n II S 2 Â» II Dclni's rt 3 I II II Nelsun If i 2 '.! Â» rrtm'EH p :i II II 2 IkTKHII p II II II 'I UN'nlrn'er 1. Â° ' cWlnnr 0 II II I) Totals 3(1 IB 27 13 nUultl-il for C. HliKlit'S In ninth, hfl.ltti'i! for Anderson In ninth. citation 1 for Murray In ninth, dltattcil for Nclnfs In seventh. Â·Â·Hutted for rriniminKS In fit-vrnth. Error, :NcHnlovIch. Alexander Loses Baseball Game to Popejoy by 5 to POPEJOY, April 17.--The Alexander high school baseball team lost to Popejoy 5 to I. CERRO GORDO AT SECOND PLACE IN PISTOL STANDING Club Team Wins Fifth Trial in National Association League, Scores High. The pistol team of the Cerro Â·ordo Rifle club, Inc., won its fifth and final match in the National Rifle association gallery pistol league No. 3 by defeating the Des Moines Rifle and Revolver club team 1,331 to 1.259, ending in second place in the league. The local team shot the highest icore in the league in the fifth match and finished with an average of 1,324.2 for all matches as compared to the average of the Johnston, Pa., Rffle club, league champions, with 1,315.2 and the league average of 1,269.4. Following are the second scores of the five high men on the local team for the lifth match. Tram Member-].. K. Allsttit \v. K. niimi Kmrrsnn IK-ck llliu'l Allstut . C. Lewis Team Total Mlllnr S.F, 0:1 HI 80 T.F. Jim 4I!R 42!) K.F. Tntftl fi- xe! 447 4in 25K 2117 in? 1331. 12511 L. E. Allstot of the local club lias the distinction of shooting the high score in the league, 290, in two matches, and also of holding the highest averages in the league, 285.4. N. R. A. ratings earned by the members of the local team are us follows: Gallery pistol expert, L. E, (Tarn to PURR 10, Column 1} RealRide With Ace Miler NORMAN, Okla., April 17. /P)--Coach John Jacobs of the University of Oklahoma track team has a pair of shorts which he considers historic. . When Glenn Cunningham, Kansas distance runner, tpilled liniment on his track pants, Jacobs loaned him a pair, which he had worn as a champion hurdler. Cunningham ran the 1,000 yards in the world's record time 2:11.1. "It looked like a good chance to give the old britches a real ride, said Jacobs. Charles City Eleven to Play Eight Games in Autumn Grid List CHARLES CITY, April 17.--The Charles City High school's eight- game football schedule for next fall has just been completed. This year four games will be played in Charles City and four away from Charles City. -Already 26 recruits have started spring practice under Coach Boylan. First tryouts for the track team have also been held. The football schedule for next fall follows: Sept. 22--St. Anscar here. Sept. 20--Decornh there. Oct. G--OsaSe here. Oct. 13--West \VuterIoo here. Oct. 20--Open. Oct. 20--Wnverly there nt night. Nov. 2--New Hampton here. Nov. 9--Mason City there lit night. Nov. 17--Oelweln there. WRE S T LIN G - Thursday Night ARMORY AT 8:30 One Hour "BKONKO" NAGURSKI vs VRL WAMPlfiR TAGESON vs. OLSON 30 Minutes EUSTACE vs. LOSET 30 Minutes PRICES 40c and 55c Ladies lac Dows Wins Last Game for County Honors by 10-2 From Gait High DOWS, April 17.--The last baseball game for the county championship was played here Monday afternoon between Dows and Gait high schools with Dows winner, the score 10-2. The batteries: Dows, Colles and Jetmund; Gait, Schroeder and Decker. For Dows, Cook and Boone each made a homerun. Gait was kept down to 2 hits. Mile Relay Team to Run for Clarion at Cedar Falls Events CLARION, April 17.--W. N. Kennedy, track coach, will enter a mile relay team in the Cedar Falls relays at Cedar Falls next Saturday. The team will be composed of John Mc- rath, Leon Morris, Joseph Tallman, and James Lundy. Donald Weyker may also be entered in the discus throwing event, and, possibly, a medley relay team. If these entries do well in the Cedar Falls meet they may be entered in the Drake relays the following week. Other scheduled events in track this spring are: May 1, interclass home meet; May 5, North-Central Six conference meet at Algona; May 8, Wright county track meet at Clarion. The date for the district meet, which Clarion will enter, has been set for May 9, 10, 11. and 12. these six'cluns heve declared them in on the championship battle. A's "Going Somewhere." While the experts failed to include Connie Mack's Athletics as a threat, the 72 year old schemer thinks his team is "going somewhere. 1 - Only Rogers Hornsby, starting his first full season in charge of the St. Louis Browns, has failed to hint at expectations of being up there, but he can't see the Browns finishing last again this year. The weather behaving, around 90,000 fans were expected at today's four openers. The Yankees and Athletics at Philadelphia figured to attract 30,000, with 20,000 at Chicago to see Mickey Cochrane make his debut as Detroit's manager, against the White Sox; the same number to watch St. Louis and Cleveland at Cleveland, and 15.000 for the delayed Washington-Boston entertainment. RADIATOR SERVICE Must be complete if you nre to get the utmost out of your car. We thoroughly flush your radiator and check all hose connections. THRILL OF THE These Fine Pipes Dunhill, Ben Wade, Comoy and Peterson . . . imported from England and Ireland . . . are sold by us. Nowhere else in Mason City will you find such an assortment of Imported and Domestic Pipes at all prices. Mickey Bros. Cigar Stores IN THE HOTEL Mason City, Iowa Winter driving makes your car sluggish. We'll make your car right--get it in shape for a spring season of FREE BRAKE TESTING Winter driving has taken Us toll on your Brakes. 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