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Sportsmanship Trophy 1. D. P. A. will award trophy to tourney " team Monday SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 1939 Grid, Baseball Clinic State baseball and six-man football clinic scheduled at Ames March 25 DIAGONAL NIPS MOHAWKS 34 TO 31 Out of the Pressbox BY AL MITCHELL Hurricane Deck Notes DRAKE FIELDHOUSE Saturday BILL McCAULEY, Composing Room Foreman Super-Excellent, Mason City Globe-Gazette, Mason City, Iowa. Dear Bill: Boy, you missed the best one that ever was played! I've never seen e tetter job done by a high school basketball team in my lite. They weren't excited, those Mohawks . . . not a bit. They looked just as relaxed as if they were out for a wall? around the block. I certainly was glad to see the big bunch of home folks down here Friday afternoon. Too many of: them to list . . . gosh, they even gave me a cheer! * * * * * * To give credit where It's due. Sac City had a swell ball club, and some sour luck on good shots. F'rinstance, Jim Thynne dribbled all the way in, one time, and set the ball right in the ring ... it rattled around and came out. But the Mohawks were making a lot of that hard luck happen, too. I understand that the Quarterback club has lent its moral and telegraphic support once more . . . thanks, fellahs! e * * ' * * 3 Here's something that I overlooked about Mason City's first game in the tournament . . . Newkirk, you know, was undefeated. Well, not since 1935, at least, has Mason City been beaten by an undefeated team in tournament basketball. That season, Independence, Murray and Grinnell went down before the Mohawks in state tournament play . . . and Mason City upset a favorite Davenport team in the semifinal round, to boot. 3 * * * * s I don't see how some of the bleacher fans manage this come-early and slay-all-day business. But a few of them bring pillows and blankets to make the pine boards a little softer. * = * - c o * Toky Ahrenkeil, who went great guns with Drake this last season after leading Goodell high school into a couple of sectional championships and a final district game, was in the early-coming crowd Friday afternoon. . . . I understand that Cliff Boylan didn't get to come with his Charles City boys after all, because of illness. * * * * f? * For a good many years, I've been wondering why telegraph operators didn't invent a new kind of a resonator for RJorse code sets, rather than stab an empty tobacco can beside the sounder - . . mebbe I'd better slide over and ask some of the boys before we leave here. All the newspaper copy for out of town points is handled through code circuits, and a lot of the downtown output. ft * * - fc * if Johnny McMahon, who discovered Bob Feller, says that he'll be sure to come up and umpire the state high school baseball tournament if we'll have it at Mason City . . . that's no bad Idea, is it, with that new baseball park ready this spring? Well, here's hopin' for the best from this point on ... Yours, AL. Defending Champions Win in Third Period Mohawks Get Head Start in First Period by 3-12 Count DRAKE FIELD HOUSE,, DES MOINES--Diagonal's defending champions, staging one of the sensational, comebacks in tournament history, shot into the finals of the state high school basketball championship meet with a thrilling 34 to 31 victory over Mason City in the semi-finals here Saturday afternoon. Pop Varner's fighting lads, behind 3 to 12 at the first quarter, fought back in the third period to catch'the Mohawks, who eliminated Sac City Friday. They whipped the tired Mason City club in a'terrific battle down the home stretch. Mason City will play in the consolation final Saturday night at 7 :30 in the Drake fieldhouse. .- Mohawks Smile Before the Battle Too Hot to Handle DIAGONAI^34 Slavik f Goodson £ !e it 1 1 2 2 Bcymcr £ 6 1MASON CITY-- 31 fi !e a pf 2:Colloton f 3 1 1 2Pickell f 2 1 1 2 31Humphrey c 2 0 4 1 2|Barbour c 0 0 1 0 2;Cooper g 2 0 1 j Brisbine s 4 3 1 TOTALS 14 6 HITOTALS 13 5 9 Score at half time: Mason Cily 21, Diagonal 13. Missed free throws: Pickell. Slavik. Dickens. Colloton, Brisbino 2. Cooper 2. Ives. Beymer 2. Officials: M. M. Rogers of losva Stale; W. W. Hartzcll of Simpson. Tourney Gets Tough QUAKER STATE, PERFECTION WIN Local Standard Oilmen to Meet Des Moines in Waterloo Tourney Perfection and Quaker State topped the Standard Oil league bowling in Mason Cily Friday night by winning three games each. Polarine oilmen took the high series with 1,984 points and the high single with 735. Vic Young had the high series with 587 points and John Pasternak took the high single with a score of 230. Six teams consisting of five men each from the Mason City Standard Oil league will meet the Des Moines office in the annual match tournament at Waterloo March 25. The local bowlers have taken foul- out of the five past matches. STROM GARNERS BOYD TOURNEY City League Men Begin Three Day Schedule Sunday John Strom rolled an 838 score to capture the sweepstakes Finday night at the Boyd alleys in Mason City. No open bowling will be held Sunday as the city league men will take over the drives for their regular schedule which also will be held Monday and Tuesday A streaky first half had sent the Mohawks in front by 21 to 13. After they had nearly dropped all of a 12 point lead, it was Brisbine with two long angle shots plus a one hand flip and a pair of free tosses, who led Mason C i t y through the early session. Shock Diagonal The Mohawks shocked Diagonal with a four point assault almost from the tip off, as Cooper dribbled to a close one and Fickel! twisted to a clean pivot shot. Goodson and Slavik counted three points for the Maroons, the'for- mer getting the basket. Mason City was off on a hot reak with Colloton's wide open ot from a tie ball jittering the laroons. Brisbine put away his vo ace's and with Pickell, added free throw to make the score 12 3 as the first period ended. Mohawks Stopped A perfect block play sent Pick- 1 under the board with Colloton lot pass to score as the second ession opened, and Brisbine's free irow added another point. From there on, Mason City tilled badly through all but the nights. BOYD SWEEPSTAKES J. Strom 117 225 210 225 182 232 248 158 Player; ISO-VIS lit 2nd 3rd Total Av Stilivell 181 151 148 McCrccry 96 ISO 112 IVIalioney 135 152 101 Gamble 186 163 173 Actual Pins Handicap . 593 621 . 33 33 358 119 383 129 527 176 1753 9D 1832 F. E. Wall J. B. Ferrias ... * A. Moe . Tiatliff T. Krnmnholtz . B. Eauclairc -I.. Dcsomery ... G. Kolb I.. Fait W. T. Gamble . J. ItacDonald . G. Walsli B. Powell J. C. Stoddard . G. Butkc 232 248 165 191 204 242 178 202 210 198 203 201 162 193 189 171 213 1C6 178 225 178 -13G 194 192 193 lf,l 183 198 188 138 202 154 136 209 178 173 130 181 191 178 123 155 152 171 SS 155 155 148 122 149 183 182 139 204 134 164 170 127 833 820 Total PillS 631 654 567 STAXOI.EX FUELS Players-- 1st 2nd 3rd Total Av. N C U 129 157 132 410 139 Tccple 180 199 171 550 183 Wober 140 110 158 408 13S Eggcrt 168 16P 201 535 178 Actual Pins ... 617 632 662 1911 Players-Pasternak Brcwen Tiala Holland .. RED CROWN* 1st 2nd 3rd Total Av. 156 230 187 167 148 . 104 115 126 165 Ha 138 468 156 Actual Pins .. 526 583 662 1771 QUAKER STATE Flayers-- 1st 2nd 3rd Total Av. Gordon 177 193 139 529 176 Morris 137 134 141 412 137 Welsh Young . A c t u a l Pins Handicap 114 201 174 199 629 617 669 1915 21 635 624 676 1936 P layers-- Galbrcnth Peterson rjcviney ...... Burgess Actual Pins Handicap ... STAXOL1NH 1st 2nd 3rd Total Av. 187 168 144 499 166 123 132 145 420 140 123 97 147 373 124 140 112 164 416 139 New Jersey Athletic Commission Removes Pastor Suspension NEWARK, N. J., CU.R--The Ne\ Jersey athletic commission ha lifted its suspension of Bob Pas tor. New York heavyweight, Com missioner Abe Greene announce Saturday. Pastor is to fight Maurice Strick land of Australia at the Chicag stadium, March 31, and there ha been a question as to whether h would appear there because of h suspension. The former N. Y. U. footba player, who once stayed 10 round with Joe Louis, was suspends following his failure to go throug with a match against Red Bu man last summer. Green said Pa tor had agreed to fight for t] same Newark promoters next | month. ast minute of the period. Bey- ncr's sharpshooting produced two askets at long range while Dick- ns added another from a corner. Tree throws by Goodson and another angler by Ives made the ount 15 to 13. It was Humphrey, batting In a ebound, who started Mason City jack to the top. Colloton's quick nside pivot and Brisbine's follow up, both opening to one hand shots, laid off with goals. SATURDAY RESULTS Semifinals Diagonal 34: MASON CITY 31. . FRIDAY RESULTS Quarterfinals MASON CITY 22: Sac City 17. Diagonal 40; Hubbard 31. Crcston 40: Kalona 16. Marshalltown 36; U t e 19. DES MOINES -- Mason City high school nosed out Sac City 22 to 17 Friday afternoon in the biggest upset of the state high school b a s k e t b a l l tournament here. It was a careful, smooth Mohawk team, one that had played its finest game of the season to upset the squad that had been boomed to the skies as the coming state leader. Not the smashing, direct attack of a Louis, but the careful sparring of a Tunney won the game for Mason City. Never behind after the first five minutes, the Mohawks had playec a superb waiting gamer--waiting for the Indians to become over- , anxious and loosen their defense, j then striking toward the back- · board when the chance showed ! itself. : There was no star in Mason City's lineup, but five of the nearest-perfect basketball players ever to wear red and black jerseys were on the court. The Mohawk starting lineup stayed intact for all but one second of the game, as Jim Humphrey left the floor, with four personal fouls. Humphrey Tics Thynne The Mason City center had played an opposing star to a standstill for the second game in a row. This time it had been Thin Jim BILL TERRY RIPS GIANTS TO MAKE HOT '39 VERSION New Names Are Present Among Old Landmarks of 1936-37 Edition By GEORGE KIRKSET United Press Sports Writer The Mason City players got together for one big smile Friday to send back home to the folks before they went into the semifinal against Diagonal in the state cage tournament at Des Moines. Reading from left to right, front row: Don Pickell, Bill Colloton, Jim Humphrey, Bob Brisbine and Maurice Cooper. Back row: Leroy Anderson. Jim Challas, Neil Plopper, Dave Shipley, Sandy Gordon, Bill Bar- hour and Max Major. (Iowa Daily Press photo.) VICTORS NAMED IN Y WRESTLING Halverson, Wheeler, Killian Are Not Contested in Finals Nine M a s o n City youths emerged victors in the finals of the AI1-Y wrestling meet at the Mason City Y. M. C. A. Friday 073 529 600 1708 13 13 13 39 Total Pins .... 592 3« 613 1747 riRFECTION" 2nd 3rd Total Av. Players-- Noltcrickc U" 14» 148 G r i f f i t h I.-.3 122 178 EstcrRaard 136 163 19.1 Payne 154 154 199 443 453 4S4 507 Actllai Pins .. 395 587 720 1302 Players- Werner Arnold Brown l.nmm. Doe ... Doe ... AcU»l Pins Kan^if.Ti; FOLARINE 1st 2nd 3rd Total Av. 15 1 201 130 191 25 160 154 163 207 '. 120 . 13) . 5?. 73j . 3 7 j 396 193 120 120 120 120 Phillies Heads Plan · Wholesale Weeding NEW BRAUNFELS Tex. (U.R)-- The Philadelphia Phillies management planned a wholesale weeding out of the squad that has dropped three successive exhibition games to the St. Louis Browns. Prothro disclosed that waivers have been asked or will be asked on practically the entire roster. He indicated that Hugh Mulcahy Lcs Powers, Merrill May, Pinkey Whitney and LeGrant Scott were not to be traded, however. evening. Summaries: FINALS 78 Found Class Wileox threw Whalcn. r.02. 88 Pound Class Whipplc defeated Wood, overtime. 100 Pound Class Alsbxiry threw Lind5ay. 3:33. 108 Pound Class Evcland threw Kavaya. 1:43. 117 Pound Class \Vlnlc won decision over Green. 130 Pound Class Alt threw- Miller. 3:24. 140 Pound Class Halverson. not contested. ISO Found Class Wheeler, not contested. Heavyweight Class Killian. not contested. IV! LM Tola! Piaa . 5o7 135 723 2021 ATLAS TIKES Flayers-- 1st 2nd 3rd Total Av. r.anWn ......'.:. 137 'ISO 164 481 160 HolmUind .... Eicfccnkamp Aplann Actual Pins Handicap . . . .. 167 189 168 .. 179 14.-1 147 .. ISO 144 164 .. 63 638 643 10 10 Brooklyn Dodgers Up Well Known Stump With 3 Hurlers Out CLEARWATER, Fla., (U.R)--With three pitchers traveling to Lakeland for sore arm treatment by the Detroit Tigers' trainer. Denny Carroll, the Brooklyn Dodgers seem to 524 175 t, e U p a stump for a hurling staff. 453 \'tx i Pitcher Jim Winford joined Van Mungo and Wayne La Master on 1564 their excursion to Lakeland Friday ° while most of the club was ou ..663 esa 633 1984 deep sea fishing. Thynne, the No. 1 choice for all- state honors during the season's play, and sparkplug of the Melrose high school team that came up the long trail to the state title in 1937. But Humphrey hadn't done the job alone. There was Don Pickell. who stayed under the backboards to push in two goals from rebounds, then jockeyed his way past two guards to take Bill Colloton's pass for a wide-open setup. There was Colloton, who tricked the defense with an outside pivot and an easy dribble to the basket, beat his guard down to the goal on a fast break when Ivan Mason forgot the Mohawk's speed--and topped the shooung show with a pair of spinning, one-handed flips that started almost from the floorboards and burrowed into the bottom of the net. Then, to complete the all-star lineup, were the two guards who drove the Indians frantic with their almost constant control o£ the ball, as they came upcourt time and again without allowing the northwest Iowa boys a rebound shot. In addition, Maurice Cooper lazied a high try through the north ring to score Mason City's first points, with nearly half the opening period gone. · Bob Brisbine scored only four points, all on free throws--but three of them went squarely into the ring in the last 45 seconds of play, when the Indians were making it toughest for Mason City to hold the lead. H was Thynne who started the ;coring, with a shot from under the basket, and Cooper "who evened the count at 2-2 with his 'loating pitch from back o£ the free throw circle, a moment be- 'ore the clock had slid past the four-minute mark. Colloton, pivoting to the outside to escape Mason, dribbled under the north goal to score, and Pickell staying with the ball on four tries caged a rebound to count again. Thynne's free throw on Humphrey's foul set the first- quarter score at 6 to 3. Pickell Counts The Mohawks hiked their lead two goals to open the second period. Pickell boosted in a rebound from Cooper's quick shot, which followed a minute-long sparring match. Thynne misled two free throws and Bob Lauterbach another as Humphrey drew his second and third fouls, Lauterbach chasing Bob Brisbine, Mohawk guard, took a crack at the basket but the shot missed by inches as the camera clicked. Brisbine did his share in aiding the Mason City five upset the state high school basketball tourney predictions by defeating Sac City 22 (o 17 Friday. (lou-a Daily Press photo.) the ball to score from a corner with a neat shot. Humphrey duplicated his shot to end the scoring for the half, with Mason City in front 12 to 5. Jack Burns' pne-hander opened tile second period, as the Indians cut Mason City's lead to four points, Lautcrbach's free toss adding another as Colloton drew a foul. The Mohawks built their advantage again as Brisbine dropped in a free throw and Colloton came up with the first of his "impossible" spinners from the free throw circle. Thynne scored for Sac City a f t e r Charlie Jones had missed a free shot, and Lauterbach tucked away another free try on Brisbine's foul to set the third-ciuarter score at 15 to 11. Colloton stole the ball from Sherrill Williams as the Indianb started upcourt to open the fourth period, spot-passed to Pickell for a wide-open shot, then loosed his second miracle toss from the southwest corner of the court, to send Mason City ahead 19 to 11. A last bit of fight from a beaten Sac City team saw Burns scon twice and Thynne once, just be fore the sixth minute of the clos ing session. Two of the goals cami on fast breaks. The score went t 19 to 17. Colloton missed a pair ot frc chances as Mason fouled him, bu Brisbine stepped to the line thre times in the final 45 seconds an cashed in on every chance. Burn had pushed him out o£ bounds t draw one foul, while Thynne ha tried to stop his dribble from behind to get the other. Jiayonal Residents listen to Hot Game While Station Burns DIAGONAL, (if) -- Remember tie story about Nero, who fiddled vhiie Rome burned'.' Here is a modern counterpart. Diagonal residents listened to he radio while one of their rail- ·oad depots burned. But they had an excellent ex:use. The small Diagonal basket- sail squad was winning its quar- erflnal in the state bas- DETROIT, BATON ROUGE, La., IU.PJ-- Building a pennant winner in one year is quite a task in any league, but Bill Terry, with a cold gleam in his eyes looks out at the 1939 edition of the New York Giants and tells you he thinks he's done the job. And Terry may be right. But right or wrong he has ripped the old Giants apart and come up with a rebuilt outfit that smacks of more power and potentialities than even some of his pennant vinning combinations. There are still some question marks, but on the whole Terry has one well in rebuilding a disintegrating ball club. The Giants of ast August and September were hollow shells of. Terry's pennant vinners of 1936 and 1937. He gave up on the club long before anyone else did. And by the same okeii he's more enthusiastic about us new club than anyone else. Landmarks Stick The old landmarks are still :here -- Mel Ott, Joe Moore, Carl Hubbell, Hal Schumacher and Harry Banning. Around them Terry has transplanted names strange to the Polo Grounds -- Zeke Bonura, Billy Jurges, George Myatt, Manuel Salvo, Frank Demaree and others. Most Important addition of all is Bonura, the big first-baseman Terry maneuvered out of the American league. Bonura, no fancy Dan around first base, is expected to give the Giants a right-handed homerun hitter to keep pace with Ott's left-handed power. The Giant infield is all new from Bonura on around. Next to Zeke is the big question mark -- · Bui'gess "Whitehead, who is trying a comeback after a year o£ idleness resulting from an appendectomy and a nervous breakdown. Whitehead may hold the key to the Giants' pennant chances. Terry himself says, "The only thing I want to see is the Whitehead ot 1936 or 1937 out there." Needs Confidence Whitehead's future d e p e n d s largely on whether he can regain his shattered confidence. If. Whitehead can go, the Giants' infield will reek with class. I£ he can't, Terry has to produce a second baseman out o£ a hat. Alex Kampouris is next in line but he couldn't fill the bill last year. Jurges, from the Cubs and probably the best defensive shortstop in the league, teams up with George Myatt, fleet-footed lad from Jersey City, on the left side of the infield. Myatt is likely to be the league's top base-stealer. He's no Traynor at third but his arm is so good he can knock down balls with his chest and still get his man. If Myatt fails, Tom W)-- Dark-skinned Haffoy, a long distance hitter LEWIS'BOXING CAREER MARRED Physicians Claim Fighter Is Almost Blind in One Eye game ... . ·cetball tournament Friday when fire broke out for the second time n five hours at the Great Western depot. Residents not in Des Moines for the tourney were close to their radios and before they could be dislodged to answer the fire alarm, the 40 by 80 foot structure had been destroyed. Mason City Youth Awarded Grinnell Frosh Grid Numerals GR1NNELI Kenct Pearce, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank D. Pearce, 22 Beaumont drive, freshman student at Grinnell college, w«s awarded freshman numerals in football. Pearce is a graduate of Mason City high school. Mohawks Burn Floor Colloton f Humphrey c Harbour c Brisbine e Shots FG FT FTM P£ Pis 17 3 0 2 1 6 l. 4 0 5 1 8 Martin Threatened by Recruit Sturdy ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., (U.R)-- Stuart Martin is faced with a fight to hold his second basing job with the St. Louis Cardinals. Maurice Sturdy, recruit from the Cards' Rochester farm, has shown unusual form, and Manager Ray Blades is watching him closely. Total? 5* 9 8 7 : SAC CITY--17 Shots FG FT FTM PI Pts Lautcrbach f Jones l-K Thynne c 22 1 Williams : Tol.ils "2 Score by quarter*: MASON CITY SAC CITY l.i U John Henry Lewis' future as a from Knoxville, will get the third prize fighter was clouded Satur- base job. day--two physicians say he is vir- The outfield is set with Moore tually blind In one eye--but the in left, Frank Demaree from the impression remained that the Cubs in center and Ott in right. Pittsburgh l i g h t heavyweight Demaree, whose batting average champion would stay in the mar- slumped 51 points last year to ket for bouts. J .273, is expected by Terry to hit A title fight, in which Lewis ^lose to his lifetime average of was to have met another Negro, 397. with Moore and Ott flanking young Dave Clark of Detroit, here Demaree, Terry feels that the ex- March 31, was offered after two Cub win te aWe to handle center physicians for the Michigan box- despite the fact he slowed up coning commission reported the sight Ujderably last year, in Lewis' left eye was "almost nil" from "probable traumatic cat- a Tewis, said one, couldn't read PniTlO Camera Plans newspaper headlines with the eye. f-)l T T? Neither physician suggested how to riant Large 1*661 long John Henry's condition had , T y -IT 1 C 1 V prevailed m HollyWOOQ btUQlOS Promoter Eddie Lewis accused J John Henry of "running out' 1 on safe for a bout with Len H a r v e y ; in England. Promoter Lewis said the Pittsburgher had been offered $12,500, tax free, to meet Harvey. A $10,000 guarantee had been posted for the Clark fight. Oificiats: M. M. Rodgcrj, W. W. Hart- zcll. Joettes Lose in Consolation DUBUQUE-- St. Joseph's high school girls of Mason City were eliminated from the consolation series of the diocesan basketball tourney here when they lost to St. John's of Independence 36 to 18 in the second round Friday morning. Cleveland Knuckles Down to Tough Work N E W ORLEANS, (U.R)--T h e Cleveland Indians' pitching crops knuckled down to hard work for their game with the Philadelphia Athletics Saturday after Manager Oscar Vitt's lecture Friday. Keenly disappointed at their unimpressive showing, his headache was relieved slightly at word that former Yankee pitcher, Johnny Broaca, had signed and would report to the Tribe, Broaca's capitulation leaves three holdouts--Lyn Lary, Earl Averill and Willis Hudlin. Vitt is counting on Hudlin to case his pitching worries. R O M E , (U.R)--Primo Carnern, former heavyweight champion, is planning a trip to the United States, but not to fight. He is going to Hollywood to crash the movies. "I'm through with the ring," said Primo clutching the hand ot his new wife. "No more trading punches for me. Besides, today's fighters are a bunch of hams, there isn't a one who really can be called a champion." Camera has just completed one Italian movie and is under contract to appear in four more, but he said when they were completed "I'm going to Hollywood where I have been invited to make pictures by several big American companies." SALESMEN If you arc a high class salesman, yon will be interested in the Pclcrsen Roofing ad on the Wa.nt Ad psge.

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