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FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 1945 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Blacklist All Ham/ine Opponents Western conference schools are missing a grand financial bet by not competing in some oJ the big doubleheader shows put on in New York City by Ned Irish. The games are played at Madison .Square Garden, and almost never fail to draw fans. upwards of 15,000 Why the Big Ten remains aloof we can't say.. Some of the schools dp compete in (he · Chicago Stadium -- Illinois and Northwestern already have. Irish, naturally, is anxious to draw the Big Ten schools to the Garden, for a Western conference school is always a biff attraction in the east. Irish furnishes the carfare, and the .competing clubs naturally get their share' of the gate. If the Big Ten' was consistent in its policy of not playing in any of the games, we could see the logic. However, if you'll remember the NCAA tournament played at Madison Suare Garden last year, you'll recall that Ohio State was one of the participants. Tournament Play There's no rule, evidently, against allowing the Big Ten basketball teams to play in tournaments at the Garden. Why, then, can't they play during the regular season? Why does Illinois and Northwestern play in the Chicago stadium? Well, we can't answer the questions. However, they still exist in our minds and will until some an- ·swer is forthcoming. The Ivy league finally broke down before the lure of big-time profits, and perhaps the Big Ten will follow suit. The Western conference teams certainly have nothing to lose and everything to gain -- nation-wide publicity and the opportunity to give the fans in the east a chance to see what is produced in the Big Ten. If the ban (if one formally exists) is lifted, Iowa would be a sure bet to be invited to play this season. It certainly would' be 'a boon to the entire state If the Hawkeyes could compete in New York City, Whopping Success . Not that the 1945 football bowl games, are history, the net results, financially, show that each game turned out to be a whopping success.- That has given some the cue to taKe up a hue and cry for bigger and better bowl games after ·the war. Those persons figure that because the 4 major games .were supported royally, that any given · amount would be. That, we think, "is a fallacy. Go Simpson Five Among Those Banned by A AU; Question Pro Players By CARL LUNDQtJIST New York, (UP)--The Amateur Athletic Union, officially deploring the war-time laxity in collegiate eligibility rules, Friday blacklisted teams which have played against Hamline Record Gives Iowa Big 10 Cage Crown university this season because 1 that school has used 2 professional baseball players in its lineup. Dan Ferris, national secretary, said the A. A. XI. had no other recourse because of the refusal of Hamline to remove from its team the players in question, Howie Schultz of the Brooklyn Dodgers and Rollie Seltz of the Rochester Redwings. The A. A. U., he said, had no enforcement power to prevent Hamline from using these players in future games against college teams, but said that his organization would be particularly strict against these schools because they have been amply warned. "I£ any ol the college basketball players who have played or will play against Hamline are track men, ssvimmers, or boxers and want to appear in any o£ our meets in the future, they will have Io make written application for reinstatement," he said. "Thus Jar no one has done so." Because of "unusual circumstances" one exception was made in the case of City College of New York, since its faculty applied to the A. A. U. in advance for per., mission to play Hamline with Schultz and Seltz in the lineup, Ferris said. The game had been booked long ahead for Madison Square Garden and local fans would have been deprived of the chance to see Schultz, the Dodger first baseman, in action as a court star, the faculty representatives said. In addition to City College, Hamline has played Mankato, Minn., Teachers, Simpson college of Indianola. Iowa, South Dakota university, Carletqn, Minn., Teachers, River Falls,' Viis., Teachers and Valparaiso, Ind., university this season. Hamline, Ferns said, was not the only offender. The University of Minnesota in the Big -Ten conference and the Ohio university team from Athens, Ohio, both have been reported as using ineligible men. "Unfortunately, there is no governing body for - collegiate athletics," Ferris said. "The National . in for too much expansion in the field of post-season bowl games. and you'll overdo a good thinK to the point where the fans will slay away in droves, instead of attending. ' It's something like night baseball -- too much of ifin time will spell ruination for the major leagues. That's something many of the far-seeing magnates readily recognize. It's something. the too- hasty grid promoters should also recognize about bowl games. Others Spring Up Originally the Rose Bowl furnished the only post-season competition of its sort. Gradually others have sprung up. Even now there are a few too many. The Sun bowl and Oil bowl are- two of the latest arrivals, and have not succeeded too well. The idea of the bowl games is to Pit the best in the nation against each other. Get too many games, and you'll lose the original idea. take away its exclusiveness and hence patronage. Call a halt now, and things should ride-along okay. But further expansion is likely io kill all of the games. The Chicago White Sox wound up the 1944 baseball season in seventh place, a notch ahead of the cellar-dwelling Washington Senators. Taking that into consideration. you wouldn't think Manager Jimmy Dykes could find any consolation. But leave it to cigar-smoking Dykes. He did find some. More in Ninth A check of the records shows that the Pale Hose outdid every other American Jeague club in the matter of winning games on rallies in the 9th inning. The Sox won 10 games, by rallying in the final frame, losing 7 on rallies by their opponents. The league's 1944 total for games won in the last stanza was 52. 2 less than in 1943. The other clnb totals for games won on final-inning rallies: St. tonis 6, Washington 5, Philadelphia 7, Detroit 8, Boston 5, Cleve- . Collegiate A t h l e t i c association makes amateur rules which in genera] rim parallel to ours, bul they have no police powers. They simply make 'the rules and hope that colleges will follow," The A. A. TJ. also refused to recognize as official the 100 meter sprint record set at its annual outdoor meet last summer by Claude (Buddy) Young of the University of Illinois, because of 2 ' false starts by the field. Starter Jack Lavelle permitted the be run to prevent disappointing the crowd, but later asked the A. A U. to rule that the mark not be considered official. DeWitt Coulter, shot putter for Army Military Academy and tackle on its football team was declared ineligible because o scholastic deficiency. Four , New York university track team" men Sprint Champion Ed Conwell Miler Rudy Simms, 600-yard Runner Maurice Callender and 2 Miler Leo Fondecaro were declared ineligible for the same reason. By JERRY LISKA Chicago, (/Pj--If you like figures beyond the pin-up variety, you have to hand Iowa's rampaging Hawkeyes the Big Ten basketball title on a silver adding machine. As the 1945 conference field goes to the post this weekend, Coach Lawrence (Fops) Harrison's lowans boast the only perfect pre-season record and a staggering average of 73 points in their fi victories. The campaign, i n f o r m a l l y launched last Saturday with defending champion Ohio State's 44-41 win over Michigan, was to pick up a notch Friday night as Indiana invades Michigan and roars into lull speed Saturday night with 4 games--Minnesota at Iowa, Michigan at Illinois, North- estern at Wisconsin, and Ohio :ate at Purdue. It's hard to see how Iowa, which Itered under Ohio State's stretch rive last winter, can miss surg- g home on top this season. The awkeyes average almost 6 feet, inches and have 5 seasoned per- irmers, paced by Dick Ives, 1944 onferetice scoring champ. Ives ready has scored 89 points this eason in 6 games and has bril- ant support in Co-Captains Jack pencer and Ned Postels, and a ellar brother pair from the tfni- ersity of Utah, Herb and Clayn Wilkinson. Hcmever, don't be surprised if ,hc Hawkeyes find their hands oil every inch of the way. Their 38-point performance to date ·as accomplished against rela- vely easy pickings, Notre Dame xcepted. At least 3 rivals are potential rouble-makers of the first water --Ohio State, Illinois and North- vestern ~ while , Michigan and Visconsin fit neatly into the dark icrse bracket. Pre-season team records: G. W. L. Pts. 6 6 0 ' 8 Eastern Grid Loop Asks 6 Changes in Football Rules; Would Permit Use of Tee BIG CROWD WATCHES RACING BOW OUT--Several thousand persons jammed into Tropical Park, Miami, Pla., to Md farewell to horse racing until the government lifts a war-time ban on the sport. Those out for a last plunge bet a total of §332,646 on the first 4 races and the daily double.-The day previous, wagering totalled §777,674. RAJAH LEADS Mexico City, (;P)--Leading hitter in Mexican major league base ball: Rogers Hornsby. He had a perfect 1.000. The famed rajah according to official average went into 2 games as a pinch hit ter. He walked once, and the 2n time banged out a double. land 4 and New York 7. Ther were 6 'games won by 1-0 score in which the lone ran was scorei In the 9th, 2 more than in th same category in 1943. New York beat Philadelphi: and St. Louis with 1 run in th 9th, with Detroit taking Chicag once, Boston beating out Cleve land, Chicago taking Washingto and Cleveland edging out Chicago The biggest 9th-inning rally o the season was staged by Phila delphia. The Athletics on Aug 2 scored 7 runs in the 9th to defea Chicago, 9-3. WE HAVE THEM PASSENGER CAR TIRES All Sizes 4 Truck Tires from 6.00-20 to 9.00-20 Batteries and Fast Charge Service Get More Miles Per Recap By Having Them Recapped at Pritchard's Official Tire Inspection Station PRITCHARD SUPER SERVICE Phone 3153 103 South Penn. Pro Moguls Ask Overtime for Tie Contests Two St. Joe Teams Face Rockwell Two o£ the 3 St. Joseph's basketball teams were to jump back into action here Friday night against clubs from Rockwell. The Joettes and Junior quintet both were carded for competition in the St. Joe gym. The Juniors were to lead off the evening's activities at 7:30 o'clock, with the Joette-Hockwell contest following at 8:45 o'clock. The Johawks, well-rested after a holiday layoff, resumed their schedule next Tuesday night here, taking on the Northwood quintet of the North Iowa conference. (x) owa .. lichigan ndiana Visconsin llinois Northwestern Ohio State (x Jinnesota 'urdue . 6 438 '351 41G 253 385 220 375 352 284 o.p. 221 221 335 237 312 182 283 341 270 Totals (x) . 60 .44 16 3109 2435 (x) Includes Ohio State's 44-41 onference win over Michigan), Hayfield 49, (anawha 16 Hayfield--The Hayfield cagers defeated Kanawha here Thursday night, 49-16. Hayfield led at halftime, 20-10. Don Formanek led the victors with 25 points, while Severson had 6 for Kanawha. In a curtain-raiser, the Kanawha re- erves beat the Hayfield yearlings, 21-16. Hayfield next plays at oodell. COLLEGE BASKETBALL (By The Associated Press) EAST Sampson Naval Training Center 3G; St. X^ttt-rence ^1- D art mouth 51; Camp Endicolt Sca- bces 4D. ' ' SOUTH Green Core Springs N*val Air Station SI; Florida -17, Tulanc :«: Camp Plauche X8. Marshall "G; Pentathlon of Mexico *l. Cocbran Field -40; Shaw Field (Sumter, S. Car.) 19. MIDWEST « Romaics Army Air Base 4ll; Detroit 3G. Illinois Tech Go; George Williams 4,1, Macalester 39; Eau Ctaire Teachers an. PUtshnrf, Kans., Teachers 30; Camp Crowder 2S. Butler 41); Freeman Field 3G, WEST McCcolr, Nebr., Army Air Base 37; FDCblt) Air Base 51. Fort Warren, Wyo., 58; Fort Lojan, Colo., 42. Buckler Field 63; Fitiiiramoni Hospital Jenver) -W- Washington State 01; Gbnzata 31. Utah 6R; Montana State 30. Mountain Home, Idaho, Army Air Base M; Gowen Field 2fi. FIGHT RESULTS (By The Associated Press) Boston--Henry Chemel, KM, Portland, Maine, outpointed B e r l L y J e l l , ],".", Fersno. Cal., 10. Cam ilc n. N. J . -- W U t l e Raache, U», Wilmington, Del., outpointed Angel ArUes, i;% Mexico City, 10, Banger, Mxin« -- Ralph Walton, 13«, Montreal, T. K, O. Al Freda, 1381;, Worcester, 6. WOULD ABOLISH CONVERSION TRY Submit 2 ] Proposals for "Aiding" Football C h i c a g o , (U.R)--Revolutionary changes in professional football rules were proposed Friday by owners, coaches and officials ot the National Football league, highlighted by a joint suggestion to play off tie games in a "sudden death" period and to abolish the kick for conversion. Led by Coaches Steve Owen of the New York Giants, Greasy Neale of the Philadelphia Eagles and President Bert Bell of the Pittsburgh Steclcrs, various members of the league submitted 21 proposals to the league office which will relay them to the rales committee, scheduled to convene here Jan. -9, one day before the league holds its annual business meeting. The proposal to lake some of the foot out of football was made by Bell and Neale, both members of the rule committee, who in conjunction with abolition of She extra point suggested that tie games be played of£ in a "sudden death" period which would continue until the deadlock was broken. Outlawing the traditional conversion attempt is not expected to get past the rules group, but the "play-'til-victory" idea reportedly is favored strongly in some quarters of the league, The National v League, long an experimental ground for revolutionary gridiron ideas, already has the "sudden death" rule In effect for its divisional championship playoffs, in case Z teams tie for the title in either the eastern or western divisions. According to the Bcll-Neale proposal, a "sudden death" playoff would be launched if 2 teams tied after the regulation 4 la-minute quarters. After a 2-minute intermission, the 2 teams would start another 15-minute quarter and continue by quarters until the game is decided. The time clap- sing between each playoff quarter would correspond to the amount allowed between the first and second quarters of a regular game. Three time outs would be allowed each playoff quarter. Football has tried for many years to map a plan to equitably decide tie games, the pro loop leading the way since it feels a tie game is always a letdown to the spectators. Two other proposals would allow the kicking team to make its try for conversion anywhere behind the 2-yard-line, the present site of the attempt, and prohibition of players, swinging their elbows while making an arm block which would hit the opposing player anywhere above the shoulders. By GLEN PERKINS New York, OJ.PJ--The Eastern Intercollegiate Football association I Friday recommended to the football rules committee of the National Collegiate Athletic association the adoption of 6 rule changes which were used with "great success" by the EIFA during the 1944 season. ,· Asa S. Bushnell, commissioner of the EIFA, polled the athletic directors and football coaches of the association's 30 member colleges and found "large majorities of each group in agreement that the modified playing rules as used in the east last year were highly beneficial to the game. The rules were adopted at a meeting in New York last fall, prior to the start of the grid season and were used under a "gentlemen's agreement" arrangement in games between member schools. They provided for; 1. Prohibit use of our of baunds kickoff. 2. Permit use of 1-inch artificial tee for kick-off. 3. Lessen severity of penalties for illegal' forward pass when made beyotid line of scrimmage (reduce to 5 yards from spot, down counting) and when made by team which did not put ball in play by scrimmage (reduced to 5 yards). 4. Clarify the off-side rule (I. E., return io previous rule, by eliminating provision that penalty be exacted in certain circumstances whether or not ball is snapped.) 5. Permit all fumbled balls to be advanced by opponents. 6. Permit forward passing 'from any point behind line of scrimmage. The executive commiUee of the EIFA also recommended that the SPORTS ROUNDUP By HUGH FULLERTON New Yorfe, (/PI--\yhen Branch Rickey was testing" the reactions of newspaper men the other day-(They thought they were getting some news)--he came out quite strongly in favor of the appointment of a national sports co-ordi- nator . . . . As a confirmed "anti- czar" guy, we can't see where he advanced any good arguments except that during these uncertain times a co-ordinator could deal better with other agencies in Washington . . . . Such matters as proper physical examinations for High school athletes--on which the Mahatma dwelt at length--and territorial disputes could easily be handled by existing governing bodies, which would be eliminated or reduced to unimportance if a new bureaucracy were set up .... Personally, we can't think of any one man whose knowledge could encompass all the details of, say,' the baseball farm systems and | scoring a figure skating competition. rules committee adopt 2 further alterations in the playing code. Its first recommendation called for more rigid restriction of the use of arms on the offensive by allowing players of the team in possession of the ball to obstruct opponents only if their hands and forearms be held against the body. The rule presently stipulates only thai 'the hands be close to the body. The second recommendation called for casement of the penalties for running into the kicker and roughing the kicker by eliminating the automatic first down following these infractions and assessing only the specified yardage. The EIFA executive committe also went on record as being op posed Jo the recent suggestion which emanated from the mid west that football games be measured in number of plays instead of in number of minutes available for competition. Bushnell said the EIFA was convinced that the "experimentation last fall established as definitely successful the proposed changes. "The EIFA rules produced more enjoyment for players and more interest for spectators," he said, "and did so without sacrificing any i . _ .1 . . . . . D . NORTH IOWA BASKETBALL Hanlontown Wins Over Crystal Lake Hanlontown -- The Hanlontown boys' basketball team defeated the Crystal Lake boys' team at Hanlontown. The final score was 40-13. The half score was 24-G in favor of Hanlontown. s High point m a 11 for Hanlou- towu was Arthur Vaage with 21 points while high point man for Crystal Lake was Lonning with 4 points. The Crystal Lake girls defeated the Hanlontown girls, 41 to 15. The half score was 2Z-G in Crystal Lake's favor. Gilbertson was high point girl l o r Hanlontown with 13 points, while high for Crystal Lake was Hose with 22 points. Thornton Nips Sheffield 20-18 Sheffield -- Thornton defeated Sheffield 20-18 in a tight basketball gnme here Thursday night, the winning end of which see-sawed back and forth between the clubs all the way. Sheffield led at hall- time 10-8. Holmes at guard played a good game for Sheffield and gathered 6 Joints during the evening. Bertol- 011, forward, was Thornton's ace vith 9 points. The Sheffield girls defeated the Thornton girls 31-20,' the victors eading at half-time 20-10. Ocl- lert, guard, and Allison, forward, vith 14 points, were Sheffield's op players. Anderson with 10 points was Thornton's outstanding player. Bill Tale referee. o£ Mason City was Cerro Gordo County Standings Thornton--Cerro Gordo County conference standings for the first hall oE the season: BOVS w. T.. ret. Rockwell 4 Ventura X Swaledalt 3 Rock Falls 'i Thornton 2 Plymouth ...'. 1 Meservey ' ...'.'. 0' l.flOO I .(ion .r.oo safeguards for participants and without creating any other disadvantages. Our association hopes that the rules committee will Swalcilale . Plj-moulh .. Ventura ... Rock Falls R o c k w e l l Thornton .. Meservey .. W. I.. Tltd Tel. l.MO .(inn Fall River. Ma.TM.--Clint New York. T. K. O. Tee Phllidelpbla, 5. Conn-ay. Ml), Hubert, K I , meet soon to give attention to the needs to collegiate football and that on this occasion it will see fit to adopt the innovations which we have tried and found worth while." FIGHT RESULTS (Br The AMoelated Press! Jersey CJlr--Jney Haddad. Ufi. Taler- son, outpointed Mario M i c e l l i , 148',i. New Mai-en. Conn., (8). MEN'S AND WOMEN'S SPORTS JACKETS BOWLING U. AND 11. HOWI.ING Ir. Pepper 3 471 5I3 402 tfi2 1fifl8 Oldham Team 0 3S! 483 417 MS 1420 r. Oldham IBS. 351. Men's Learue Won 1st 2nd 3rd II.C. Tot Hoite Fruit '1 742 MR Ka 222 22S.-, Coca-Cola 1 C2i 602 653 327 2206 B. Smith 1T7, 418. INDUSTRIAL BOWLIXG LEAGUE Won 1st Una 3rd U.C. Tot. Mont, Ward 0 7.W 730 781 3.T7 2201 Wolts Fnrn. 3 823 B1J 887 139 Black While 2 Stile Guard 1 Park Inn Holland Farn. 'Mi 810 Allls Snrffl Chalm. Co. 812 9OI 798 703 836 2BOC 2443 402 2S4 *7S 7.-. I 303 312 INDUSTRIAL BOWI.t.VG L E A G U E Standings Jan. 4 W. L. Pc(. Park Inn 29 fl .7^1 .7.10 Wolfs Furniture ' mack and White Cafe .. · Swift and Company . . . . 21 1.1 _-,B3 Holland FurAace in 17 .r,27 Stale Guard .... 10 Ifi .77; Allis Chalmers 3 27 .Tin aionlt-orrierr Ward 8 2* .221 High single i n d i v i d u a l -- B o c l t Carmen. 210. Hirh series Individual--Until Carmen, GOT. IHih. single team--Park Inn, 928. nljh series team--Park Inn, 2757. MASON Cm" BOWUN'G LEAGUE Won 1st 2nd 3rd Tot. Tyler-Ryan 0 RS3 020 JWK 2633 M. B. H. i A. ... 3 tHX 921 933 278« I*tf« Alleys . . . . * i OvM 94, 973 ZK,? 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