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Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, April 8, 1936
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EIGHT MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, APRIL 8 1936 HIGH SCHOOL TO DEFEND STATE LAURELS CHAMPIONS SEEK HURLERS, TALENT FOR OTHER JOBS Intra-Squad Game on Ticket, Preps Play at Waverly in First Contest. Chafing to get out-of-doors, Mason City high school's defending state champion baseball squad is rounding: into shape swiftly at the local gymnasium, pointing for a warmup game at Roosevelt stadium against the junior college Trojans, and a conest at Waverly April IS. A partial schedule for the Mohawks has already been completed, Coach Clayton "Chick" Sutherland announced Wednesday. The development of pitching talent will be the biggest job facing the high school tutor, although he has Everett Fletcher, wiry right- hander who was an American Legion mainstay last summer, as the key man of the hurling staff. Two candidates for pitching jobs, Bob Salier and John "Chief" Shire, will not be eligible this season.. Added Talent Ready. Added talent will come from a roster that includes four right- banners and two southpaws, as well as three freshman candidates. Jack Wallace, who makes up in sheer speed r,-itat he lacks in style, will be one likely choice, while Eddie Jiminez. who has performed like a major leaguer during spring drill, will be another. Both are right-handers and are soptioraores- Kay Rose, slender sopcomore who moved here froci Ostoiloosa during the year, is eligible to compete this semester, and is adept at cutting the knees off batters witis a hare overhand delivery. Dick Stewart, a sophomore candidate, competes the right-handed prospect list Dick Craw-ford and Kenneth "Red" Clausen are the two southpaw candidates. Three Frosh Appear. 51 Sectional Tournaments, 8 Permanent Basketball Districts in Clear Lake Coach's Plan for State Cage Setup 200 Towns Enter Legion Baseball During Summer Three freshmen. Howard Gorman, formerly of Algona, Woody Scales, husky eft-handed chucker, and Fred Stoecker, who is approaching his big brothers in size and reach, complete the list. Three catchers will be prospects, headed by Johnny Thompson, heavy-hitting junior receiver, and Bob Woodward. Both have had American Legion experience.'Al Case is a sophomore candidate. Freshman catchers are Cecil Mott and Ross Anderson. First base talent is headed by Jim Cookman and Roy Connelly, American Legion performers last season, and Leland Huff, while the second base job will be tackled by Orin Thompson, who is also an experienced outielder, and Jack Accurso. Bob Cookman, Don Wass and Jim Peterson are the third-base prospects, with Cookman holding the edge in experience. Plenty of Fielders. At shortstop, Harris Dillabough, Bill Challas and Tony Accurso will get the attention. In the outfield, the candidates are headed by Jim Mulcahy, Ed Hert, eligible this spring after a year's absence from the diamond, and Mickey Cook- fTurn (o Faffe 9) Des Moines Girls Start on Canadian Cage Jaunt DES MOINES, (IF)---Coach R. C. Bechtel and eight of his American Institute of Business girl basketball players departed Wednesday for a best two out of three game series with the Edmonton Grads, international champions, at Edmonton, Canada. The first two games are scheduled for April 11 and 13, respectively, and if necessary, a third game will be played April 15. I --gone to . . . ABEL SON, Inc. George's fate isn't as dark as it is painted. He merely fell for the values in Easter Manhattan Shirts at Abel Son, Inc., at 52 and $2.50. He'd never brush aside an opportunity like that! GIANT TO RASSLE IN LOCAL EVENTS Man Mountain Recalls Tales of Famous Hoax Centered Around Fort Dodge. The Cardiff Giant, 365 pounds of 'rassler who may not be the best matman in the ring today but is easily one of the largest, will.match his tremendous proportions against those of Rollie Anderson of Knoxville in the main event of the biweekly 'rassling show sponsored by the American Legion at the armory Thursday night, Promoter Walt Irving announced Wednesday. Anderson will enter the ring witb. a weight alleged to be 250 pounds so the Giant will have more than a 100 pound weight advantage. The man mountain is named after the Cardiff Giant, center of the huge hoax that was perpetrated by a Fort Dodge man decades ago--who carved the giant out of gypsum, "planted" him in the east, "dis- ered" and promoted the display of the "petrified" body, passing it off for that of a prehistoric man. Leo Alexander, former Notre Dame wrestling coach, meets Olaf Gregerson of Denmark in the other half of the double main go. John Evko, Chicago Slav, who tossed the Cardiff Giant in Des Moines Monday night, will meet Walter Logan of Utah in the preliminary which will be a one fall match with a 30 minute time limit. The American Legion Junior drum and bugle corps will . make its first appearance at the show Thursday night and will entertain from 8:15 to 8:30. Jack Smith of Chicago will act as third man in the 'rassling bouts. *Mason City to See Plans Made for Team Friday. DWA'S c o m i n g g e n e r a l ion of men will learn its baseball this summer as members of more than 200 American Legion junior By Al Mitchell Out of the Pressbox baseball E m i l teams, ·Dutch" GRANT, BUDGE IN DAVIS CUP LISTS Young Stars Named as Texas Champ, Team Captain Loses in Meet, HOUSTON, Tex., CT)--Wilmer Al- ·hson, captain of the United States Davis Cup team for the matches against Mexico, Wednesday assigned Byram M. Grant and Don Budge to play the singles matches after they had wrecked his title hopes in the River Oaks tennis tounament. Grant won his second consecutive River Oaks championship by defeating the 1935 national champion, 6-1 4-6, 6-4, 6-0. It was the first time in years that Allison had dropped the decisive set of a match without winning a game. Hopeful of salvaging at least a share of the doubles championship, the Texan then teamed with John Van Ryn against Budge and Gene Mako, but the colorful young Californians provided too much competition. They won 6-3, 6-3, 6-3. Suter Gets Major D as Drake Year Ends DES MOINES--William "Bud" Sutcr, reserve forward on (he Drake university basketball (cum. received a major Idler in (hat sport at the close of this year's season. Although only a sophomore, Sutor performed In every game like a veteran. His speed and ex- celient dribbling made him an asset tj the Bulldog aggregation. He is a good defensive player and an excellent shot. Suter will unquestionably be one of the mainstays of (he Drake team next year, Levsen, state Legion baseball director, said Wednesday. More than 4,000 boys will play on teams scattered all over the state, Levsen said. The state champion will be selected around Aug. 1 after two preliminary tournaments. The titleholders will represent Iowa in the regional tournament which immediately precedes the national junior baseball classic. Tournaments at which the champions of Iowa's nine congresional districts will be chosen must be held before July 5, Levsen announced. In- terdistrict tournaments, to determine the four finalists for the state classic, must have been completed by July 26. Council Bluffs won the the state title last year. Papers Help Program. Impetus will be given to the Iowa junior baseball program this year by junior baseball sponsorship all over the state by the newspapers of the Iowa Daily Press association, of which the Globe-Gazette is a member. Besides helping to finance the program, members of the Daily Press association, 30 Iowa daily newspapers in all, are in most instances entering into promotion of teams in their own territories. Levsen revealed that one rule change, increasing the age limit by three months, has been made. Boys who had not attained seventeenth birthdays by March 31, 1936, will be eligible this year. "This change should speed up the game since it gives communities more boys to select from," Levsen said. "Another new rule makes it compulsory for the teams to repeat a sportsmanship code in unison before each tournament game." Boys See Movies. Mason City's American Legion program for this summer will be aired for the first time on Friday night, when every boy of American Legion age is invited to attend the first showing of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," a free motion picture. The movies will be shown at 8 o'clock Friday night in the Y. M. C. A. banquet room. The attendance is not limited to the younger boys, however. Any Mason City baseball fan will be admitted free, and all are invited to see the picture. Produced and distributed by the Fisher Body division of General Motors through the courtesy and cooperation of American league officials, club owners and players, the new educational sound film takes :he spectator behind the scenes at the major league parks, giving him a thorough education in the fundamentals of pitching, catching, batting, fielding and base running, as well as an insight into the difficult job of umpiring a game. Safe or Out? Among the many features of the new picture are several sequences in which the audience is asked to make rapid-fire "safe-or-out" decisions on close plays that are depicted. Stars of the American league clubs likewise speak from the screen for the first time. Such well- known characters as Judge Kene- F-aw Mountain Landis. "czar" of baseball, and Connie Mack, manager of the Philadelphia Athletics, also make appearances. Written and directed by George Moriarty, whose career as a player manager and umpire dates back to 1904, "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" has been recorded by 'Ted Husing, radio sports announcer, and is an extremely fast-moving presentation. Practically a full reel is devoted to the thrilling battle between the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago Cubs in the last world scries. j CHRIS WRITES AN OPEN LETTISH ON BASKETBALL Clear Lake, Iowa, April 7, 1936. Al Mitchell. Globe-Gazette, Mason City, Iowa. Dear Al: As Mark Twain said, "Everybody talks about the weather and does nothing about it." I have read with a great deal of pleasure all the attacks on the district set up for the state basketball tournament, the gerrymandering, etc. Having heard no proposals I herewith submit a proposal for permanent district setups. I have drawn plans on some maps that have the counties of the state outlined. My plan for sectional tournaments would call for competition between counties in all cases except Polk, Pottawattamie and Kossuth. The sectional boundaries, according to the plans, run north and south with few exceptions. The districts include the following leading teams: District 1--Has 5 sectional tournaments with the following- leading teams: Sioux City, Sioux Center, Sibley, Sheldon, Cherokee, Ida Grove, Onawa, Logan, Missouri Valley. District 2--Has 6 sectional tournaments with the following leading teams: Spirit Lake, Spencer, Storm Lake, Sac City, Estherville, Emmetsburg, Pocahontas, City Baseball Loop Near as Officers Are Elected *Joe Rockwell City, Algona, Fort Dodge, Humholdt. District 3--Has 6 sectional tournaments with- the following leading teams: Mason City, Charles City, Forest City, Eagle Grove, Clear Lake, Hampton, Webster City, Iowa Falls, Grundy Center, Eldora. District 4--Has 7 sectional tournaments with the following leading teams: Cresco, New Hampton, Waverly. Waterloo, Decorah. West Union. Oelwein, Independence. Cedar Rapids. Dubuque. Manchester, Anamosa. District 5--Has 7 sectional tournaments with the following leading teams: Council Bluffs, Denison, Carroll. Atlantic, Red Oak, Glenwood, Shenandoah, Clarinda. Corning. District 6--Has 8 sectional tournaments with the following leading teams: Chariton, Centerville, Mt. Ayr, Creston, Jefferson, Boone, Des Moines, Indianola. District 7--Has 6 sectional tournaments with the following leading teams: Ames, Marshalltown, Tama, Belle Plaine, Grinnell, Newton, Vinton, Ottumwa, Oskaloosa Albia. District 8--Has 6 sectional tournaments with the following leading teams: Clinton. Davenport, Muscatine, Ft. Madison, Keoktik. Bur- SEEK OPPONENTS FORNEWSOG!(ER Frank Levi, Local PWA Camp Puncher, Wants Tough Ring Opposition. An opponent is being sought foi Frank Lcvi, Chicago youth, who is now a member of the PWA camp and who smashed out an impressive victory over Billy Rayfeldt in the Legion boxing show last Thursday night, Matchmaker Slim Craychee announced Monday. The next boxin; show will be April 16. In his fight with Rayfeldt, a Mason City mitt slinger, Levi gave the local boy a neat boxing lesson and had him on the verge °of a knockout in their four round scrop. He performed with the skill and coolness c-f a veteran, although it was learned later that he has never fought professionally. Levi learned the art of self defense while attending Emerson Tech high school at Gary, Ind. At this school, one of the largest in the mid- west, a boxing mentor taught the novice the principles of self-defense. Levi claims that he has never fought outside of high school competition until he stepped in the armory ring Thursday night. Curly Harris, northsider, who has a decision and draw to his credit in two starts at the armory, may be matched with Levi. Harris handed Eddy White, another PWA camp boy, a beating in his first ring start. lington. Hayfield. Mt. Pleasant. Washington. The following districts have these sectionals included in their boundaries: District 1--47-14-48-45-49 District 2--31-35-40-41-36-32 District 3--17-18-21-22-26-27 District 4--12-6-7-S-12-13 District 5--46-42-50-43-51-39-38 Dstr'ct 6--16-25-30-29-28-34-33-37 District 7--14-15-19-20-23-24 District 8--3-4-5-9-10-11-6 I have no selfish purpose in align- GRID SQUAD SET AT ALGONA HIGH Spring Football Games May Be Cut Out by Cold; Track Team Good. ALGONA-- High school athletic interest has turned from basketball to spring football and track. As soon as weather permits Coach Kenneth "Moco" Mercer will start practices. Two spring football games with Britt and Emmetsburg have been scheduled before the track season. If cold weather continues these games will probably be canceled. During the past week, boys winning nine points were awarded and all members who won Daniels is New Head of League for Season. O M P L E T E D plans for Mason City's municipal baseball league will be ready in a few days, it w a s assured Tuesday night, when more than 20 baseball men attended an enthusiastic meeting at the Y. M. C. A. banquet room. The new league was off to a flying start as officers were elected, and a list of proposed members of a board of directors was made up. Joe Daniels, former president-of the Iowa - Southern Minnesota eague, will head the new Mason City organization, while another (Continued on page 0) HEAT ON ALLEYS Decker's Plant Gets Single Game Honors, Wins Trio With Northwestern. WOMEN'S LEAGUE -- C"ilf mid Hmul. :i-J -- 1». K. Liiii 3-C-- Flnrlnnil v Country riul. bcrc VN . si vie- *l . .Mickcj .Mouse. Two teams had the heat turned on in the City Bowling league Tuesday night, as Northwestern States Portland Cement and Decker's Plant swept throug-h their series' with International Motor Truck and Standard Oil. The defeated teams sent short squads on the line, however. Hugh Davey and Son and Gallagher's Pontiacs each won two games out of three from their opponents, Blumer's Golden Glow and The Crane company. Decker's Plant had the top series of the evening (Continued on pase 9) PALS WORRY JOE WHEN THEY HANG CREPE FOR TEAM Boston Sox Prima Donnas to Drive Cronin Nuts, Say Host of Friends. By EDDIE BKIE'l'Z- Associatcd Press Sports Writer. NEW YORK, GP)--Joe Crom'n can never say his best friends wouldn't tell him . . . The latest crepe hanger is Dick Porter . . . Down at Gadsden the other day, Porter slipped the word to Joe that the prima donnas on the Red Sox would drive him nuts before the season is half over . . . Joe has heard this so much, he doesn't even argue with the gloom dispensers any more. Art Kahler is the only fellow we know who coaches major sports at two colleges . . . He's football coach at Dickinson and basketball mentor at Brown . , . Hal Price Head- ky's derby entry, Hollyrood, always rats a midnight snack . . . Rex Clark, Texas Christian sprint star, bad 'em smiling down at Fort Worth when he clipped off the hundred in 9.S . . . George Blake, perhaps the best boxing referee in the country, is giving up his fight stable to concentrate on officiating. Some of the sports writers have jegun calling the A's the "apathct- cs" . . . his most recent picture ndicates Jimmy McLarnin has taken on plenty of poundage . . . Bill Terry's trick knee is the biggest of the Giant "ifs" . . . Cai- fornia will have to do without the irotters this season, but you can rust Alden Calkins to send them west next year. 0. B. Keeler drew the wrath of all ·Vtanta when he said Bobby Jones vouldn't finish in the first 10 at Augusta, but he wa s right . . . 0. B. said Bobby has lost his competitive spark--and Bobby proved i t . . . Sonja Heinic drew 60,000 people to the Chicago stadium in five performance.-; . . . I s that something of an ice carnival record . . . Sonja speaks four languages besides her native Norwegian. Bob Quinn is showing what a smart baseball man he is by leaving the playing end of the Bees entirely in the hands of Bill McKechnie, just about as smart . . . Max Baer is refereeing wresting matches Turn to 1'aRe 9) letters letters I' Kohl Shaves Old Mark in Drake Frosh Event DES MOINES--Harrison Kohl, star freshman 440-yard dash man at Drake university, shaved a. second off of (lie former freshman reronl in that event in a dual meet with the Simpson college varsity sc|iiad. The Drake freshman's time was :53.6. The Bullptips swamped Simpson "5 to 28, scoring slams in the broad jump, the high jump, the 880-yard run, the two-mile run and the one-mile run. Three new freshman records were established. Kohl also ran on the mile relay team which won a first place ill thr fast time of 3:38.3, which is also a meet record. last year were awarded stripes. Ted Vera and Chester Knoll were given letters and Frank, Willis Colwell, Harold Banwart and Le Roy Mathison were given stripes. A big squad of track lettermen from last season will be back and will go to the first inter-school event of the season at Pocahontas April 17. Other meets which the Algona high school will take part in are: Alta relays, April 25: invitation meet at Estherville, May 2; North Central conference meet at Humboldt, May 9 and the district meet. Father Ahmann states that while no schedule has been arranged, negotiations are under way at the St. ,, Cecelia's academy for a regular baseball team. Smaller towns usually have baseball and this will be the first time in many years that any Algona school has carried such. IN THE RING r.y Tjir. ASSIX IATF;I I-IIKSS IH.'FK.M.O. N. V f,,lin iln.r.v l.'-wis, |7C,. «»rlrl Mslil licav.vivcichl chimiiitmi. and Gr.irsn Nlrlinls. 177. Buffalo. ,] rc , v , ,|t) LOS ANGELES--Leo Rnmtlgr, 1B9, San nircli, Cal., and Kips Ij-vlmltj-, ;o ( i. ,hl- fasct, drpw. ( I d ) . WRESTLING Mason City Armory THURSDAY, APRIL 9 THE CARDIFF GIANT Double Main Event 1934 Plymouth Sedan 1931 Pontiac Coach 1929 Buick. Sedan 1932 Buick Sedan 1929 Dodge Sedan 1 929 Chrysler Sedan 1929 Nash Sedan 1930 De Soto Sedan 1930 Hudson Sedan 1930 Graham Sedan 1934 Deluxe Sedan, Newish ...... $445 1935 Deluxe Coach. Newish ....... $595 1935 V-8 Coach. Low mileage. . , $525 $285 $185 $450 $125 1935 Deluxe Coach. Good one ..... $575 1935 V-8 Deluxe Coupe. 8,000 actual miles. Radio, heater. . $525 1934 Deluxe Coach. 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