Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on April 9, 1936 · Page 15
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 15

Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, April 9, 1936
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, APRIL 9 M 193G FIFTEEN BROOKLYN STAR HOLDS MOUTH JUST SO FOR KNUCKLE BALL '"' Mason City and North Iowa boys, baseball players and fans, will see a host of detailed action pictures, even more de- banquet room. In the above pictures;, the magic eye camera has captured the action, of body and face, as Emil Leonard tailed than these, Friday night, when the motion picture "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" is shown at the Y. M. C. A. losses a baffling knuckle ball. (See story in col. 5). * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * YAWKEY WANTS TO SPEND CASH HIS WAY f I -By AI Mitchell. Out of the Pressbox BUILDING CITIZENSHIP MOST POPULAR . . . most worth while ... in the American Legion's national. Americanism program, is Junior baseball. The only activity for younger boys to be sponsored on a national scale, the baseball program has bad a startling growth. This season will be the tenth of American Legion baseball. Its enrollment has grown from 52,000 boys in 1926 to 500,000. * * * HUNDREDS OF co-operating units have contributed toward building the program . . . the major leagues, sporting goods manufacturers, newspapers, civic clubs, individuals and scores of Legion posts . . . if the organization is to continue building a better American citizenship through baseball activity, it is necessary, of course, that a greater number of boys take part in the program each year. * - * Xi : NO MORE BUTTERFLYS THE AMERICAN league's four top fielding first basemen of last season will have to operate this year without their "butterfly net" mitts . , . no more will Jimmy Foxx, Hank Greenberg, Hal Trosky and Zeke Bonura use a leather scoop big enough, to hold a grapefruit . . . for at the request of the club owners, Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis has laid down definite restrictions s on size. I * . * * THERE'S A SHORT and proba- I hly sad story behind the new regulations . . , last year squawks about ·- the wide webbing in vogue were reg- :, istered by Eddie Collins and Joe .1 Cronin . . . the two Boston Red Sox 8 master minds held it gave an unfair | advantage to certain first basemen . | who couldn't stop a pig in an alley '; if they had to use the regulation glove in which there was no extra webbing to snare the ball. ;' * * * i .SO THE LEAGUE adopted a il standard glove, measuring not more I than 12 inches from tip to wrist, j and not wider than 8 inches . . . f with web between thumb and the rest of the mitt not wider than four inches . . . no tap or string may be i used, to increase the efficiency of [ the glove .beyond that woven in by ',', the manufacturer. ', And now that the Boston Red ;* Sox have acquired Jimmy Foxx, '! Bosses Collins and Cronin wish they i i hadn't yelled . . . for it seems Foxx } for years -has used a trick glove j with a mess of tape reinforcing the \ webbing . . . and will have to learn | all over again with the ne wglove. f HANK GREENBERG wil prob- ; ably be hit the hardest . . . he has j a hand like a fire shovel and an 8- J inch glove will look like a pancake I . '. . The subject of legislation f against trick equipment recalls Sam jk Crawford's phoney bat .. . Sam, great old slugger of the Tigers, ' could plaster the ball with any kind \ of a stick, but he was forever exper- i imenting with new ideas in bats ., . i finally he devised a bludgeon con- i sisting of four separate pieces of I wood, laminated and lathed to the \ size and appearance of an ordinary '.bat. I THE INVENTION was a success !. . . Babe Ruth tried out the bat in (1923 and started banging the ball {over the hills and far away . . the j bat was such a weapon in Ruth's i hands that someone on the. Detroit 'club, the club on which Crawford jwas playing, declared the bat gave Babe an unfair advantage . . . it bapened that Harry Heilmann of the Tigers was battling for the bating championship that year, and he Babe with his laminated larnip- r was threatening his domination. * * * SO THE BAT was ruled out of tistence, and Wahoo Sam's dream · a fat income from patent rights ent blooey . . . Babe Ruth's ance to lead the league in i 'tting faded, too. Heilmann heat- (Contimied on PBKR 16) THURSDAY, APRIL 9 The Cardiff Giant PRICE TAGS HAVE BEEN BOOSTED IN GOSSIP OF GAME Not Much Chance of Going Broke, Says Boston's Pocketbook Man. By SCOTTY RESTON Associated Press Sports Writer. NEW YORK, UP)--If it's not asking: too much, Tom Yawkey, millionaire owner of the Boston Red Sox, would like to spend his money as he pleases without too much criticism from the other owners in the American league. Yawkey doesn't want to make anything of this. He merely wants it made clear that "with the exception of the deal for Joe Cronin every price I have been quoted as paying- for ball players has been grossly exaggerated; and even if they hadn't, it would be my o%vn private concern." It is generally accepted that Yawkey has spent 53,500,000 on the club since 1932. "Everybody's worrying about rny going broke," Yawkey said. "And while I appreciate their interest, I don't think there's much of a chance of that. I'm not kicking about paying and unless I completely upset the balance of power in the league I don't think this adverse criticism is justified." Yawkey admitted that "two or three officials of other clubs in the league" had complained about the policy of the Red Sox. From now on Yawkey hopes to be able to bolster the Red Sox without having to rely tco much on his fortune. He said that Hie club was planning- to take on additional working agreements with other clubs whenever Billy Evans, who is in charge of this work for the club, can effect satisfactory deals. Yawkey is still dreaming about a pennant for Boston, and thinks that with good breaks he might realize his dream this season. MAY DINNER SET Y SPORTS CLUB North Central Iowa Body to Oppose Sale of Game and Transfer of Funds. The annual banquet of the North Central Iowa Rod and Gun club will be held May 5 at 6:30 o'clock, it was announced Thursday by the club secretary, Les Valentine. The date was set at the April meeting of the club, held at the Y. M. C. A. Tuesday night. The club also passed a resolution opposing a legislative bill which would permit game breeders to sell domesticated wild game to hotels and restaurants, and moved to write other clubs and members of the state conservation commission, acquainting them with its action. It was also resolved that the club go on record as opposed to the transfer of funds taken in as fines for fish and game law violations. Such funds should remain with the state conservation commission, rather than being transferred to school funds, in the opinion of the club. Other organizations will also be notified of this decision. The club voted to use the McGowan bass pond for the propagation of pike this season. The bond is located on the Plymouth road, north of the Wayne McGowan farm. It will be stocked by the state commission, and cared for by the club members. Motion pictures on duck hunting in Arkansas were also shown at the meeting. They were taken by Ralph Schiffman. It was announced that Billy Miller. Daniel Vega and Lloyd Smiley were the winners of the guessing contest held at the Y. M. C. A. hobby show. Each of the boys guessed that 600 crows feet were contained in a jar displayed at the show. The actual count was 607. Each will receive a club membership. GLOBE * GAZETTE S! N. Iowa Fans to See Movie Iowa Sports Editors Like Tigers in American Wheel NORTH IOWA HAS TWO ACES REAOY * Favor Detroit to Win and Cleveland to Run Second. AMERICAN LEAGUE McGrath of Clarion Set for Trials; Coach Harmon of New Hampton Listed. FORT DODGE. UP)--Forty mid- dlewesteiti mat stars will compete Friday night in first round bouts of the United States semifinal Olympic trials that will qualify seven weight champions for competition in the finals at Bethlehem, Pa., next week-end. Although they find the entry list disappointingly small, tournament officials are confident that fans will see unusually torrid bouts because of the high caliber of the men. Without exception, every entrant has state, conference or national titles. The bouts will be run off in three sessions, at 7:30 o'clock Friday Bight and 2 and 7:30 Saturday. Score on Olympic Flan. Scoring will be by the Olympic "bad marks" system in which the only perfect victory is a fall. All other decisions count bad marks against both w i n n e r and vanquished, and five bad marks eliminate a contestant. To lose by a fall or the decision of the two judges and referee counts three bad marks against a contestant. To lose a two to one decision chalks two bad marks against a wrestler. The winner by a decision, either unanimous or two to one, has one bad mark chalked against his name. Pairings are made in drawings, and the contestants draw a new rival, after each round. The wrestling continues in each weight until all but one contestant have five bad marks. Winners Are Eligible. Wrestling will be in the 123, 134. 145, 15S, 174, Ifll pounds and heavyweight divisions. Only the winner in each division will be eligible for final eliminations at Bethlehem. April 17 and IS. Among outstanding stars competing here this week-end are Maynard Harmon, New Hampton, Olympic alternate in 1932 and national A. A. U. and national intercollegiate champion; Howard McGrath of Cornell and Clarion, national intercollegiate runnerup last year; Bob Larson of Iowa university. Big Ten champion this year and last; Raj- Cheney of Iowa State Teachers, defeated only once in two years of collegiate dual matches; Hal Gai'o- way of Grinnell, southwestern A. A. U. champion, and Cliff Peck of Cedar Falls, former midwest A. A. U. champion. 1935 1. Detroit 2. New York 3. Cleveland 4. Boston 5. Chicago 6. Washington 7. St. Louis S, Philadelphia 1936 (?) 3. Detroit 2. Cleveland 3. Boston 4. New York K. St. Louis fi. Washington 7. Chicago 8. Philadelphia By T... E. SKEIXEY Associated Press Sports Writer. DES MOINES, OB--The Detroit Tigers, inspired by the fiery personality of that black haired Irishman, Mickey Cochrane, will win their third s t r a i g h t American league pennant in the opinion of the Iowa sports writers. It's not going to be a cinch, however, for the Tigers. They'll be American Legion Set to Begin New Season at Local Golf Course American Legion Coniniunity golf club members will start their insfi membership drive Friday night, it was announced Thursday by L. A. Page, when they meet at the clubhouse to plan for the open- ins of the self season. The meeting will begin at 7 o'clock Friday night. Any Mason City golfer will be welcomed at the clubhouse, and a special invitation is tendered those who signed pledge cards last year. A free dutch lunch will be served after the business session. START 1'RACTirK. .TOICE -- High baseball practice has opened here. GAME CI;T on FAYETTE, (.TV-Tho Upper Iowa- Iowa State, baseball game, scheduled for Friday, was cancelled he- cause of colfl weather and the unsatisfactory condition of the Pca- | cock's diamond. hanging the American league pennant in the Bengal lair only after a terrific fight with the Cleveland Indians and Boston's gold spiked Red Sox. the sports writers told the Associated Press in a state wide poll. Despite the several costly dips Robert Yawkey made into his well stocked bank account, the Red Sox are doped to finish no better than third this season. Three writers said the Red Sox will reward their millionaire owner with the flag, but the concensus was that Joe Cronin's men will finish third after a gallant bid for the pennant. Indians Fall Behind. The Cleveland Indians, if they dodge the injuries that were so costly last year, will complete the schedule a few points behind the Tigers most of the writers agreed. One sports editor picked the Indians to win the pennant, asserting they have the best balanced team in the junior circuit. But it was Detroit that got the big play for the first position. Although conceding- the ra.ce will be close, 12 writers chose the world champions to repeat. They stressed Cochranc's value as a driving leader, an inspirational genius wtio g-ets the most out of his men. The addition of Al Simmons set lh e club for 1936. the Ti.aer supporters said. Al. never happy in Comiskey park, is expected to have a big year with the Tigers and be worth every cent of the 575,000 paid the White Sox for his services. Yanks to Slip. The New York Yankees, a second place team last year, will slip two notches in 1936. The writers figured Joe McCorthy's infield will fold up before the season ends and that the entire team, except reliable Lou Gehrig, lacks the punch of the Yankee clubs of Babe Ruth's heyday. Rogers Hornsby. the master mind of the St. Louis Browns and one of baseball's shrewdest men, was vot- j ed the fifth position, two -jumps I ahead of his ]93r finish. The writ! ers took the Rajf.h at. his word | when he rcmarkrd he will top the I second division this year. Washington asjain will occupy the sixth spot. Biicicy Harris, formerly the "boy wonder" manager of the Senators, just doesn't have the material to go any higher than sixth, the poll indicated. Sox I!:i!ed Seventh. Chicago's White Sox. still a pop- uar team in the midwest although never fully recovered from the stigma of the IfilO world series scan- rial, were picked for seventh place. The writers contended that Owner Lou Ccmiskcy has done little to improve the club and that if it weren't for Connie Mack's Athletics the White Sox would finish last. There was one unanimous choice. Not a man disagreed with the universal belief that Philadelphia will complete the race in the cellar position. Some even went ?o far a.i to Miggest Connie Mack mny have one of his poorest teams as he ser"ks to j rebuild once more from raw re- i emits. FREE PICTURE TO 6E GIVEN FRIDAY BY LOCAL GROUP Y. M. C. A. Banquet Room Site of Showing as Major Leaguers Star. A rare baseball treat waits for baseball fans of Mason City and North Iowa Friday night when the motion picture "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" will be shown at the Y. M. C. A. banquet room. The picture will be exhibited without charge, under the joint sponsorship of the American Legion, Y. M. C. A., and Mason City high school. The Standard Oil company's Mason City office will also co-operate by furnishing the sound projector. Although the picture is designed to please boys of high school age and younger, any baseball fan is invited to see the movie. The invitation is not limited to Mason Cityans, but is open to anyone in North Iowa, especially to high school baseball teams and coaches, as well as American Legion posts interested in Junior baseball, and the members of their prospective teams. Raymond Asks Teams. L. L. Raymond, district baseball manager for the American Legion, issued his personal invitation to nearby posts Thursday, urging that they attend the showing. The program for the local American Legion team will be mapped out after the picture is shown, it has also been announced. The picture itself is a sound film that takes the spectator behind the scenes at major league ball parks and gives him a thorough insight into the fundamentals of baseball as the professional teams play it. It was produced, as was last year's picture, shown here at the armory, through the co-operation of Fisher Body division of General Motors and the American league. The script was written by George Moriarty, American league umpire, former player and manager, and the announcements are made by Ted Husing, radio sports commentator. Cast Has Stars. Pitchers--Tommy Bridges, Elden Auker, Schoolboy Rowe, all of the Detroit Tigers; Wes Ferrell, Lefty Grove, Boston Red Sox; Lefty Gomez, New York Yankees; Ted Lyons, Chicago White Sox. Catchers--Mickey Cochrane, Tigers; Moe Berg, Red Sox; Bill Dickey, Yankees. First basemen--Hank Greenberg, Tigers; Jimmy Foxx, Red Sox; Lou Gehrig, Yankees; Joe Kuhel, Washington. Second basemen--B u d d y M y e r , Washington; Oscar Melillo, Red Sox: Tom Carey. St. L o u i s Browns; Charley Gehringer, Ti- | gers: Roy Hughes, Cleveland Indians. Shortstops--Lyn La.ry. Browns; Bill Knickerbocker, Indians; Joe Cronin. Red Sox. Third basemen--Bill Werber, Red Sox; Pinky Higgins. Philadelphia Athletics; Cecil Travis, Washington. Outfielders--Julius Solters. Browns; Joe Vosmik. Indians; Roy Johnson, Jake Powell. Washington; Mel Almada, Allen Cooke. Red Sox; Goose Goslin, Gerald Walker, Jo-Jo White, Tigers; Ben Chapman, George Selkirk, Yankees; Sam West, Browns. The audience Friday night will be required to take an active part in the picture--close plays are shown which require the fans to make rapid-fire safe-or-out decisions. The scenes are also repeated in slow motion to show what actually happened. Almost a full reel is ~iven to the high spots of the wot id series between the Detroit Tigers and Chicago Cubs, Ba be Ruth Back in Photos as He Gets 12-Pound Fish Jack Dempsey Won't'' Quit Restaurant, Business Good. By EDDIE BRIETZ Associated Frcss Sports Writer. NEW YORK, i.T-j--Buddy Hassctt says he learned more about playing first base from Casey Stengel during a bus ride from Cleat-water to Lakeland, Fla., than he picked up all season . . . Babe Ruth has been heard from again . . . Pictures show him hooking a 12 pounder at Pass- a-Gi'illc, Fla.--The old boy is smoking a pipe and looking mighty pleased . . . It is real news that Earl Scibcrt, star defense man of the Chicago Black Hawks and in former years one of the National Hockey league's most persistent holdouts, has signed for 1936-37. * * * Every British boxer who comes to these shores is a champion of something or other . . . the latest, a champ named Snow, bills himself as the "lightweight champion of the lower half of England" . . . Correction on Jack Dernpsey: He isn't about to quit his restaurant job ... says business ia too good . . . furthermore, Jack owns two-thirds of the corporation controlling the restaurant. * * Eased on their performances in the south this season, a Boston paper has graded the Red Sox on a plus, minus and zero basis . . . Wes Ferrell, Mose Grove, Joe Cronin, Mel Almada and Eric McNair rated plus . . . Tests for Heinie Manush and Bill Werber came out minus . . . Jimmy Foxx, Roger Cramer and Oscar Melillo drew zeros . . . also Al Schacht . . . Sammy Mandell, the old lightweight champ, is managing Billy Celcbron, promising welterweight. Boston Bees are in the market for another infielder and outfielder . . . Joe Louis will box only 20 days for Max Schmeling . . . Jack Blackburn, Joe's trainer, says Braddock will be tougher for Louis than Schmeling . . . New York's boxing- commissioners labor without pay . . . Jack Trammel!, Columbus, Ohio's contribution to the Negro' heavyweight ranks, stands six feet, four, and weighs 190 pounds. BUDGE, GRANT IN DAVIS CUP TILTS Wilmer Allison May Be Out of No. 1 Ranking as Season \Vaxes. HOUSTON, Tex.. (.T)--Don Budge, the 20 year old redhead from California, Thursday regarded the United States-Mexico Davis cup matches as the start of a campaign to unseat Wilmer Allison, the country's No. 1 tennis player. Budge and Bryan (Bitsy) Grant of Atlanta will handle the singles assignments in the play, starting at the River Oaks club here Friday. The freckle faced Oakland youngster isn't willing to predict that he can conquer the Texas ace this summer, although he broke even with Barren Von Cramm and Bunny Austin and scored victories over A. K. Quist of Australia and H. Henkel of Germany last year. "These courageous young Mexicans constitute, the immediate business at hand." he said as he took things ca.-y on the eve. of the opening of Davis cup play. "There will be time, enough Inter to map strategy against "Crawford, Quist and others." League Secretary Standout Sprinters Set to Flash Speed at Penn PHILADELPHIA. (/! ~ The 100 meter sprint feature of this year's University of Pennsylvania rcla v carnival begins to shape up as an unofficial collegiate title get-together among the crack speedsters from the country's campuses. Penn Relays officials announced that already four of the standout sprinters, headed by Jesse Owens of Ohio State and Kulace Peacock of Temple, have entered, and that entries are exported from two of t h o fastest dash men i n - t h e south and southwest Bill Tyler, secretary of the city baseball league, nnnoum'.t'd Thursday that prospective players may make application for places on teams through the Globe-Gazette sports department. IOWA FROSH SET SWIFT TIME FOR MILE RELAY RUN Newcomers Better Record for Yearlings, Clip Mark of Varsity Men. IOWA CITY--Performances of Iowa's freshman mile relay team indicate that Hawkeye fang may have to wait only one more year before enjoying another of George T. Bresnahan's nationally famous mile quarters. The dapper Iowa coach has a frosh combination tbat recently did 3:22.4 on the fieldhouse track. The mark is five seconds under the freshman record and five and one- tenth seconds faster than the best varsity mark this season. The fresh mark is only eight- tenths of a second away from the best time ever made indoors by an Iowa team. Members of the sensational frosh team are Carl and Fred Teufel, Davenport twins: John Graves of Cherokee, and Milton Billing of Brooklyn, N. Y. To the carefree nonchalance of the lightweight hat, Stetson adds a smartness of style that is unusual for hats of feather lightness. In two versions -- the Playboy as illustrated here, and the Bantam with wider band. The Paragon Full bodied or light weight Hats in beautiful spring shades. The Legionnaire ^ A complete selection of the new spring the new styles. Hats in shades and 13 SOUTH FEDERAL AVE.

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