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8 TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, IMS MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE , No sooner did the current basketball campaign get under way than the Amateur Athletic union began loosing verbal blasts at^several schools because they carried professional athletes on their rosters. Mainline university of St Paul bo're the brunt oi the barrage, but other schools were mentioned, including, the University of Minnesota. According to the AATT, any school competing against Hamline professionalizes its athletes, and makes them ineligible to participate in any AATJ-sponsored event Taking the specific case of Hamline, we find 2 men the cause ol the trouble. Howie Schnltx, first baseman for the Brooklyn Dodgers, and another player who comp e t e d with the Rochester Bed Wines of the International league. Now these men are not "black- market" players. They are legitimate students at Hamline, and are therefore eligible, to play under Jhe conference rules by which the school'abides. The rules', it should be understood, are not temporary, relaxed wartime regulations, but those" which govern the conference during ordinary tunes. · . · ' · · · * 'Closed Matter ; We feel the AAU is hewing too close to the strict interpretation line in this matter. The organization is not concerned whether 01 not a" professional baseball player makes a better basketball player. (Which it doesn't, necessarily.) All the AAU wants to know is whether or not a man has been paid for playing ball; If so, thai closes .the matter then and there The. Hamline athletic director offers a logical explanation, we feel. Many of the athletes, he claims, most work in the summer- tune. All of them receive wages for their services, no matter what type of work they perform. The AAtJ does not classify those men as pros," he continues, "and we can't understand what the difference is whether it be'baseball or clerking or working for a railroad. They're alt getCng paid, so why should the Amatenr Athletic onion' discriminate, against baseball players?" To which .we add, yes why? In the first place, the AATJ actually has no -business sticking its nose into the -affairs of the National Collegiate A t h l e t i c association, which governs basketball. Tne .'AATJ" nas absolutely no jurisdiction over the game, and it - is entirely outside of its field. NCAA Hules As a general rule, the NCAA rules run parallel Vfith -those- of the AAU. But. that is not binding. You don't see the NCAA trying to put xclamps on .any AAU events. The blacklisting is,not too serious for a school which does not go into track and field sports in a big way. The AAXFs territory is in this field, 'and-if it wishes can ban athletes · from, track events for being.professionals or hold the .threat of professionalism over 'every other person who participated in'that meet And if the AAU is going to be so insistent about the matter we can't .see .why. It '.doesn't .crack down on Minnesota as much if not more than Hamline. Clarence Hermsen, Gopher center, at one · time played basketball--not baseball--with a professional team. However, if the AATJ went that far, it would mean blacklisting practically the entire Big Ten. The AAU probably feels that : is a little more than it can chew off, so it turns attention to Hamline and blacklists .all of the Pipers' opponents, but merely mumble inaudibly about the Gophers. * Should Compete ' We're not trying to say that .Minnesota is in the wrong. Frankly, we feel that if a man is a le. gitimate student in a school, he should be'entitled to compete with that school's athletic teams, re gardless oj what he did before entering. We're only trying to point out the AAtTs discrepency in the matter, and feel that if it picks on Hamline, it should do the same to Minnesota. Or leave them all alone, which would be the better course. The AAU knows 11 probably could not survive for any length of time without the Big Ten. The Western conference is probably the most powerful in the nation, too big for the AAU to buck. Else, why only little Hamline put on the blacklist? We think the AAU is kicking up too much of a fuss about nothing Let it stick to track and field events, and let the NCAA run basketball, baseball and football Then everybody will be happy. BOWXIXG CENTRE Schmidt* en, aT? S K ££ L.ylle'5 Bli'jt Centre 0 754 805 732 2291 g»«y* 1 905 897 875 2677 Blanchart Jewelers 2 873 926 881 2680 ^Hlgh team series--Schmldfi City Club. High team game--Schmldfi City Club 85*. High Individual series--Joe Balek, 600. High individual game--Joe Bale*, 233. JOHN GALLAGHER, INC. Mack Track Dealer One E. H. T. in Stock U6 So. Delaware Phone 1W4 Mohawks Rank 3rd in Clear Lake Takes 5th; Muscatine, Sioux City, Dubuque, Atlantic Win . - - \ · By L. E. SKEULEY Des Moines, (AP)--Muscatine, Dubuque, Atlantic and Central of Sioux City are the No. 1 teams in their respective districts as the hundreds of Iowa high school basketball quintets swing into 2 months of strenuous activity b e f o r e tournament time. · In the first weekly poll of sports editors of Associated Press papers designed to establish the leading 5 teams in each of Iowa's four districts the- above teams won top honors in » close battle of ballots. Particularly, heated was the contest in the southeast where Muscatine's Little Muskies and Ottumwa's Bulldogs, each with five CADETS MAY SURPRISE FANS Army Has 2 Stars in Dale Bali, Doug Kenna West Point, N. T., opens its basketball season Wed- n e s d a y afternoon, entertaining Swarthmore in t h e Academy fieldhouse; and Coach Eddie ~~Kelleher -doubts prodigiously that the Cadet quintet can duplicate the feats of 1944 soldier basket and gridiron teams by going through its 15-game schedule with a perfect record. 'We'll have a fairly good' team, but It won't be as fast as lasl year's," chunky, brown -haired Kelleher said* while toying with a. cup of Java over a fancy, sawed- off coffee table in the cozy lounge room of the Officers' club. "Due to our lack of speed, well have tough going against at leasl 3 opponents: Navy, St. John's anc New York U.; and any of the other 12 might knock us off," he continued. "We 'lost 3 regulars .from last year's team: Jack Hennessey, guard; Bobby Faas, forward; and Ed Christl, center and captain. Faas was a speed-boy and naturally a key man in our fast- breaking offense. We'll miss him particularly." The middle-aged mentor In the brown tweed suit wiped a bit of coffee steam from his spectacles with a kerchief; then . explained that he had figured 'on speedy Harry Molnar taking over Faas' job this season, but unfortunately Molnar is ill and will be unavailable during tbe campaign. However, the former Fordham pilot admitted, he has 2 excellent shot-makers in Dale Hall and Doug; Kenna, who will be remembered as stellar backs on Army's all-conquering f o o t b a l l team. Rangy Hall of Parsons, Kans., was high-scorer on last year's .Academy quintet, rolling up 273 points for slightly better than 18 a game Hall, known as "Smiley"' to his mates, is captain of the hoopsters. SPORTS ROUNDUP By HUGH FULLERTON New Tork, {)--This corner won't attempt to say who's right or wrong in the current argument about professional baseballers playing college basketball, but when it results in tossing harsh names at a good guy like Dan Ferris, the-whole thing makes us mad.. .. Dan has been taking unfair raps for years merely because A. A, U. business is transacted .hrough his office. He thoroughly agrees with the A. A. U. theory that a professional athlete can't also be an amateur, but he didn't put the finger in the Hamline basketball team because of that. . When someone started asking questions, Ferris gave them he answers right out of the A. A. U. rule book--and he couldn't ihange the rules if he wanted to. . . When you come right down o it, the ruling that the cagers nvolved are ineligible for A. A. U. ompetition. won't mean a thing o 99 per cent of them because they won't ever want to enter an A. A, U. event Was He Kiddin'? At the re- ent blue-gray football jamboree n Montgomery, Ala,, someone sked Charley. Trippi, the former Jeorgia star now with the army's "rd air force, about his plans for mst-war athletics.. .. Trippi, who las 2 years of college eligibility eft, didn't even bat an. eye as he eplfed: "I'm going to play pro- essional football--at Georgia." One-Minute Sports Fage. . , . Wisconsin will be on Yale's fogt- "rall schedule next fall for the first ppearance of a Big Ten team in he bowl since Tommy Harmon rent to town for Michigan in 1939. "he Badgers also are reported to rave scheduled Penn State. . . . Red Barber has been voted by his olleagues as "the sports broad- aster who has done the most to 'ring credit and dignity to his conference victories, currently head the Little Six parade. Muscatine, with four first place votes, edged out the Bulldogs, 62 to 52, in the final compilation. Each team has won seven straight for the 1944-45 season but won't start to. settle their own differences until Jan. 19 at Muscatine. Clinton, tied with Dubuque for the Mississippi valley conference lead, was third, Burlington, beaten for the first time by Muscatine last week, fourth and Davenport fifth in the southeast poll. Dnbuque's Rams, whose Coach Gerald (Bed) McAleece is using a "T" formation, were by far the most-popular team in the northeast The fiy* writers who listed Dnbnaue on their ballots placed the Rams at the head of the list for an even 50 point total. Led by Jim Kremer who has scored 106 poiats, the Rams have won seven out of eight, losing only to Clinton, 30 to 25. Last week, however, Dubuque knocked ofi Davenport's Blue Devils. 36 to 27, following an earlier Davenporl victory over Clinton. Marshalltown's Bobcats, Mason City. Cedar Falls and Clear Lake followed Dubuqne in that order in the northeast balloting. Atlantic's Trojans were chosen by four writers as the No. 1 team in the southwest. Tfie Hawkeye Six conference leaders who have won six in a row this season have four starters who have played together since Junior high school days, that veteran quartet has known only four defeats in 50 games. Original members of the Trojans are Forwards Fritt Simpson and..Jack .Nygaard and .Guards Tommy Clitherp and Eddie Mullins. Newcomer Allan Henningsen measuring 6-3, has taken over the center spot. Behind Atlantic in the southwest came Abraham Lincoln of Council Bluffs; Harlan, Manning and Wiota and Bedford. The latter two teams tied for fifth place. Up in the northwest the undefeated Little Maroons of Sioux £ity Central topped the balloting with 34 points, eight more than garnered by Webster City's lynx. The Sioux City team, leader of the Little Missouri valley conference, has won five straight fames. LeMars, Fort D.odge and Sheldon followed Sioux City and Webster City. The balloting: (Points tabulated on a 10-8-6-4-2 basis for the first five places). " SOUTHEAST Muscatine 62; Ottuma 52; Clinton 30; Burlington 20; Davenport 8; Iowa City 16; Fort Madison '4; Delmar,4; Lowden 2. SOUTHWEST Atlantic 40; Council Bluffs (Abraham Lincoln) 24; Harlan 20; Manning 14; Wiota 6 and Bedford 6; Redfield 4. NORTHEAST Dubnqne 50; Marshalltown 39; Mason City 22; Cedar Falls 18; Clear Lake 16; Waverly 10; Ma- quokela, 10; Elkader 8; Coggon 6; Ventura 4; Waterloo West 4; Charles City 4; Immaculate Conception, Cedar Rapids, 4; Manchester 4 and Lisbon 2. NORTHWEST Sioux City Central 34; Webster City 26; Le Mars 22; Fort Dodge 18; Sheldon 16; Sioux City East 8; Algona 2. srofession." . . . Indiana's fairs, rhich feature harness racing, are ilanning 1945 schedules in hope hat the racing ban will be lifted by July. On The Wrong Foot. . . . In a ecent red-hot basketball game between Snow Shoe (Pa.) high drool and Lock Haven Catholic ligh, forward Karl Budinger of Snow Shoe got excited 2 minutes efore the finish, raced the length 3f the floor and pitched a field ;oal for Lock Haven. . . . Rallying rom this shock, Snow Shoe tied he score at 20-20 with 10 seconds o go. And then, of course, it was Judinger who got a%vay for" a ame-winning goal for his own COLLEGE BASKETBALL By TBE ASSOCIATED FBES9 EAST . T. DHttiet Cout Go»rd 61. Lido Bud Nivjr £- MTOWEST Illinois Wesleyan 69, Weftera State Teachers 56. Crrat Lain SS. Valparaiso S8. Unccln AAF 67, Ottntnwa, Iowa, N»TT 26. Oberlln fft, Wooster 50. Wsjtrm Union 37, Botna Vista 31, Baker 30. Cmporla Teachers 26. PIILOjorili (Kanj. Teachers 60, Phll- HDS V. 4! Calrln tx. Alma 45. Olathe Kans. Naval Air Station 41. Winter General Hospital 3ft. Scott Field 81, Washington (St. Louts) Minnesota 49, Fordae 44. Central 44, Parsons SC. Kansas State- 41, Bockhnrst S3. Iowa Stale 50, Nehraika 38. SOVTHWEST Waco Army Air Field 61, Muice- 34. Btaekland Army Airfield 47. Southwestern Texas 39. Soath Plains Army Air Field SI. Chll. dress Army Air Field 52. WFST Washington State 46. Oreron S8. Montana School of Mines (3. Fort Coo (las ««. Camp Orson 49. Peterson Field 31. BaciteT Field 63, Fort Lo«an II. Fort Warren 66. Fitisltnmons General Rofftltal 55. SOUTH Georgia 37, Clemson 30. TQlane 36. Jackson Barracks 27. Chleaio-- Bnddj Rose, 16314, Cincinnati. oBlpoluted ColUaj Brown. lSli, CUcao. «. Purdue, 49-44 By JIMMY JORDAN Chicago, (/P)_The exigencies of war haven't curbed the cpmpeti- con f erence when Minnesota knocked off Purdue, 49-44, in the only scheduled conference game and left an apparently already wide open race so wide open that only a few more weeks of play will give an inkling of which team holds title potentialities. · . : Pre-season prognosticates established Iowa and Ohio State a- favorites. Iowa had material. Ohio State was defending champion and had part of its 1944 team back. Then along came Michigan,with 7 pre-season victories in a row, Illinois beat Great takes twice and Purdue came up with a 37-36 victory over Ohio State. Those games added Michigan Northwestern, Illinois and Purdue to the list of "teams to beat" And Indiana, beaten 54-53 by Michigan, couldn't be counted out either. .. . But Monday night unheralded Minnesota stepped into the circle of title possibilities with its victory over Purdue, to further scramble a situation a l r e a d y muddled for the boys who want to pick winners. Walter Bucke who scored 18 points, paced the Gophers in their upset victory over the Boilermakers, -counting mostly on long shots from his guard position. Paul Hoffman, at center got 15.for Purdue. Minnesota had pressed the favored Iowa team last Saturday night as the Hawkeyes won 41-34 Further line on the conference strength will be given this weekend. Purdue and Iowa clash at Iowa City Saturday and Ohio 6tate, with an overtime period victory over Michigan a week ago Saturday, will meet the rampaging Wildcats of Northwestern. Minnesota has 2 dates this week--one with Northwestern Friday and another with Wisconsin Saturday both on foreign courts. Michigan entertains Illinois in the only other conference-game of the week on Saturday. In other midwest games Monday night,- Michigan State swamped Albion, college, 72-36, and Great takes beat Valparaiso 52-38. The Bluejackets ran up a 22-0 score in the first 10 minutes. the high school gymnasium floor Tuesday night against Northwood. The contest was expected to draw a capacity crowd, for both schools present excellent marks. The Johawks hold triumphs over Thornton, Immaculate Conception of Charles City, St. Austin and Holy Family, whilt having dropped games to "Hampton and St. John's of Bancroft. The opening St. Joe lineup was expected to see Jerry Coyle and Jack Casey at the forwards, Frank Pattee at center and Wally. Zallek and Ray Colwell at the guards. Northwood, a member of the NJbrth Iowa conference, recently !ost a close decision to a tough , e man forest City club. The reserves gamotslated for approximately were to start the evening's activi- 8:30. By LESTER PATRICK Manager, New York Bangers Written Exclusively for AP Features Always remember, in play- ng Ice hockey, that you are portant in the scoring column as a goal, and the player who passes well helps his team and himself. iu't for a professional team little time over a puck ·hog." The fellow who likes to grab the disc and rush up the ice on s, solo attempt when he should pass to a teammate gets scant attention. Learn to pass the puck. The goaltender, in my estimation, is the most important man on the ice. No matter how strong a team's forwards and defense men may be, it will not get iar without a steady net performer. A goalie must be an agile, cool fellow. He must be able to time shots and know just when to go to the ice to smother a shot. He must guard against setting up rebounds for an attacker to. slap back at him. He should be adept at catching a flying puck. Tiny Thompson and F r a n k MAKES A GOOD HOCKEY TEAM- WITHOUT A RED-MPT NET MAM- GOQb N15HT PLENTY OF EVERYTHING AROUMD THES THE BODY CHECK IS THE MAIM "TRICK IN THE DEFENSE" A PUCK ViO6* IS NO SORT OF TEAM PUAVER.' Brimsek, two of the better goaltenders of the past 20 years, had great hands. Both were active In baseball and handball and this aided their ability to snare packs. When_a high shot conies in a goalie catches it and-tosses it to the side or back, whichever is more advantageous. On mixups in front of his net, he should faU to the ice and smother the disc. temper a't all times. A penalty to a goalie desults in a penalty shot for the opponents. Defensemen in the old days seldom rushed the puck. Today, the modern defenseman must break up plays by poke-checking or .body-checking, and he must be fast to fit into the team's attack Defensemen should work together as much as possible. Learn your partner's style so that you will know what he is going to d(| when your opponents sweep in o you. If you are alone on the fense do not body-check. If miss, or fall down, it will be sim-Vl' pie for the attacking player toAi skate around you and possibly ($' score. Poke, or stick-check the discj Vi away when caught back alone andA , ' )£ by that time your partner is '* J -back to help, "break" up the ice ·. fj or if alone, pick out a teammate "% who is in the clear and rifle a pass to him. One of the most valuable assets of a defensemaa is his ability to i body-check. One cleanly delivered body-check not only takes a Player out of that play, but slows him down for some tune. In body- checking, a defenseman steps Into an opponent with his shoulder or hip. Such a check will stop the fastest and most powerful skater. Remember that more' than two steps - before delivering a body" y- check constitutes "charging" and you are subject to a penalty. When two defensemen work together, one delivers the body-check while the other whisks the puck out of danger. Next: The Offense. Snead Wins Los Angeles Open Golf Meet ~ '· - * * * * sfe * J. J. j. . . . . . . W 1 i'.ft'l 1 JOHAWKS FACE NORTHWOOD FIVE Game Scheduled for High School Floor Returning to action for the first time.since the year-end holidays, St. Joseph's high-flying Johawks wiin sncaa, went out in a i un- were to go after .victory No. 5 on der par 34, with Z birdies and a the hiph QrVinrrt O-UTTMT*',?.:,,»* .n bogey, needing only par on the HEADING FOR PHOENIX OPEN l o s Angeles, (U.R) --- S a m m y Snead, richer by §2,666 as a result of winning the 19th annual Los Angeles open at the Hiviera Country club and a host of other topflight professionals were enroute to Phoenix, Ariz.,.Tuesday for the 6th in their' current series of winter golf tournaments. The White Sulphur Springs, Va., slam-bang artist, sizzled to a tidy 2 under par 69 on the final round Monday, his only sub-par 18 in the Los Angeles tourney, for a 283 to edge out Byron Nelson, the Toledo, Ohio, Texan and last year's leading money winner, and Defending Champion Harold "Jug" McSpaden of Philadelphia by 1 stroke. The former navy chief specialist, who has won 3 o£ the 5 tournaments in which he has participated since his discharge, shot evto'par 71 .in. his 1st 2.rounds, slipped to'. 72- Sunday, bat snapped back to a 69 in the final round. Snead had a birdie 4 on the 1st hole, bogied the 5th for par on the 1st 9. He then birdied the 13th and sank a 4^4 foot putt on the tough 18th hole for another birdie what proved to be the tour nament title. _, Nelson, prc-tourney favorite with Snead, went out in a 1 un- incoming 9 to tie the champ. However, he bogied the 10th and 15th holes. He birdied the 17th and with a tie hanging an the outcome of his putt, missed a 20 footer by a matter of inches for a par on the 18th green. McSpaden threw away the tournament in Sunday's blanket of fog when he took a 6 on the 13th hole, playing with the mist al-- -".. the fairways and For their efforts, Nelson and McSpaden each received 51,600 in warHbonds. ties at 7 o'clock, with the main JACK POGGER, i- Marble Rock Wins 2 Games Marble Rock--The Marble Rock boys and girls teams defeated the Floyd teams for another doubleheader victory. At the close of the game the Marble Rock girls had 21 points to the 10 points made by the Floyd! girls. The Mavble Rock boys made a good showing by winning a 39-29 victory over the Floyd squad * Tifotika Beats Grant Township Titonka--The Titonka cagers defeated the Grant Township quintet here Monday night, 22-6. Bill Boyken spored 14 points for the victors. The Titonka siris wade the evening complete by beating the 'Grant Township girls, 42-11. Donna Krominga had 20 points for Titonka, while Barger scored 10 for the losers. * Britt Wins Over Klemme Britt--Britt handed Klemme a 31-25 defeat here Monday night. Gordon Johnson paced the Britt offense with 12 points, while Ed Butenbach had 11 for Klemme. The Klemme reserves won a 169 triumph over the Britt 2nd team. * Rake Downs Buffalo Center Rake--The R a k e basketball team defeated Buffalo Center here Monday night, 31-29, in an overtime period. The contest was deadlocked at 27-all at the end of the regular playing time. Rake led at the half, IB-IS. R. Winter scored 14 points for .he losers, while L. Quam had 11 'or Rake. The Buffalo Center reserves won a 22-20 victor? over the Rake 2nd team. Rake led at the intermission,, 11-10. WILLIAMS TO GREAT LAKES Great Lakes, Ol.PJ -- Lt. Cmdr. Rollie Williams, former University of Wisconsin all-around athlete and for the past 18 years basketball coach at the University of iowa, has reported as athletic ofr 'icer at Great Xakes naval station. He succeeds Lt. Cmdr. Paul (Tony) Hinkle, who was detached last October for Pacific duty. National Football Loop Opens Important Four-Day Session *CYCLONESROTT OVER HUSKERS national a 4-day By JEKRr LISKA ' Chicago, (ff) _ The first major sports pow-wow since President Roosevelt's suggestion for a national work draft, the football league opened -ay session Tuesday intent on priming for what it hopes will be a 4th wartime season. Foremost topic will be the manpower question, although otficials of the 11-club circuit are expected to spar in typical fashion over proposed rule changes, drafting of new players, schedules ana new franchises. They may even hndaie over the 525.000-per year contract of Commissioner Elmer Layden now entering the final year of his 5-season term. But underlying all discussions will be the momentous question of whether- the league's 4-F studded player ranks will hold up under a sharpened work-or-fight edict recommended by the president Some observers believe pro football is in better shape than baseball to meet the projected manpower clamp -down for the simple reason that it operates on a ona-day-a-week basis and its players can spend the rest of .their time at essential jobs. In fact many pros have been doing just that for the past 2 seasons. EC that as i£ may, any appreciable reduction in the league's 4-Fs " start a red light nickering on the 1345 season. Four representative cluhs have reported about 70 per cent of their 1944 players were 4-F. There were around 310 players who performed last season which indicates that perhaps as many as 200 4-Fs are wearing the cash-and-carry colors. Discussion - of new franchises may result in a slap at the new all-America conference which already has signed several stars away from the National loop. Since the Chicago Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers have ended their merger, the league has 11 entries and to facilitate sched- may accept a new -- -.-,, franchise applications from Christy Walsh of Los Angeles, Anthony Morahito of San Francisco and Sam Cordav- ano of Buffalo, N. Y. All 3 now are affiliated with the All-America circuit, but a membership lure may be tossed out to one of them. Among 21 recommended rule changes is a revolutionary joint suggestion that the try for extra point be abolished and tied games be settled by a "sudden death" overtime. ule making member. It still has New Brtialn. Conn.--Johnny Mack. 8, New Britain, ootpolnted Jimmy TaT- lor. U7, New York, o. Iowa State Wins 2nd Big Six Contest, 50-38 Lincoln, Nebr., (^)--Iowa State college rolled over Nebraska 50 to 38 here Monday night in a basketball game which was decided largely by the Cyclones' control of rebounds and their ability to break, lip Nebraska's passing game. The Big Six conference game was the first of a doubieheader In the nightcap the Lincoln Army Air Field Wings defeated the Ot- tuimva, Iowa, Navy Flyers 67 to 26 behind the scoring of former Harlem Globe Trotter Reese "the Goose" Talnm. Iowa State led Nebraska for the entire game except for the first 11 minutes, and at halltime was ahead 28-19. Bob Mott was high scorer for Iowa State with 18 points and Buzz Hoilins for Nebraska with 8. New Orleans--Aojlc lapara. 151 New Orleans, outpointed the Blond Ti-er (Jean Paul Frccheltel 126!i. New York^. Enjoy DUBLIN during DUBLIN MIXTURE Pocket Pkg. . . 8- Oz. 16- Oz. si. oo ?|.90 C I G A R V S T O R E S In the lobby of the HOTEL, HANFORD Mason City, Iowa

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