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IGrover Cleveland Alexander [Says Baseball Should Go On [Pirates Add [2 to Roster for Season ) Pittsburgh, U.«--The Pittsburgh Pirates added 2 more names to Iheir 1944 roster Thursday--Outfielder Jim Russell and Pitcher Mick ' Strincevich--both of whom eturned their signed contracts. This is the SrdTittempt to stick Kith the Pirates for Strincevich, who won 15 and lost 7 with the Toronto Maple Leafs last season, lie was purchased from the Boson Braves 3 years ago. Russell, classified 4-F, played In '1^6' games for the Bucs last (year and. hit .259. This will be his second year at PittsBurgh. .FIGHT RESULTS . Bj UNITED PRESS , Milwaukee--Lloyd Marshall. 1G6. Slc- ..imento. Ca!, p knocked out Bob Garner pi, Louisville. Ky.. u ) ; Bob Hichardson. »i3. C l e v e l a n d , knocked out Izzv chu-artz, J40. Columbus, Ohio U ) - Dofl crts-, 133, Milwaukee, TKO'd Marshall on. .144. Flint. Mich.. (2); Sfit. Henry oway. 181. Camp McCoy, Wis . drew ·ith Arthur McWhorter. 175. Gary. Jnd., U: Emmett Greer, 137. Detroit de- litoned Hoy fen-is, las, Muncie Ind . by Using CJfOSS COUNTRY MOTOR TUNE Try It Satisfaction or your money back. 63' qt. :reases pep and power. ,. Acs sfartinj easier. Frees sucking valves and rings. Prevents further accumulation of resins, sludges. Drtve in our Service Station. W« will install motor tone at ··extra charge. 23 E. State By C. \V. BAILEY Cincinnati, (U.R)--Grover Cleveland Alexander, one of baseball's immortals, still is in there pitching--this time as a war worker-arid "Ol' Pete" believes (hat the game he loves should struggle along with whatever men are available "for the sake of the boy, in the service." "Alexander the Great," despSti his 57 years still as erect and fi as when he was the pitching sen sation of the National league didn't have much time for talk He's workine 56 hours a week as an inspector at the Wright Aeronautical corporation's huge plant with only an occasional Suntla: off, and he had to get back to inspecting. But Alex was vehemen In his belief that baseball should carry 011. "When I was in France during ·the last war," he recalled, "thi soldiers ate up every bit of ri'evy* they could get about American sports, particularly baseball.-' "The guy who had a newspape* sports page was the most populai guy in camp. I think it-would take away a lot of enjoyment for servicemen, both in this country anc overseas, to discontinue basebal now." Still weighing 185, the same as when he was notching records as a mound workhorse for the Philadelphia Phillies. Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals, "OF Fete' has his own ideas about how demobilized baseball players should be Created. "I think every ball ptayer'wh returns from the war should K given the same job he had when he left--if he wants It back," he said. "I also am in favor of counting years spent in military service as years In baseball, giving demobilized players their 10-year privileges if they have them coming to them." Alex doesn't give much thought to the records he still holds and which caused his entrance to baseball's hall of fame in 1938. Such things as having; pitched the most National league games, 696 in 20 years; (he most one-hit games in a season, 4 in 1915; the most wins, 373; most shutouts, 90, of which 16 came in 191fi; 4 consecutive shutouts, in 19H; pitching and winning 2 games in one day, 1916; most league innings pitched, 5,189, and the most complete games, 437. "This Isn't any time lo be looking back," he said. "We've got a war to win so that, among other things, we can have such things as baseball. But I hope the clubs stay in there pitching, and carry on with whatever material they have available." Mason City Opens Home Stretch Friday "" · ------·----· ·*·· . , Thursday, Feb. 17, 1914" 13 MASON City GLOBE-GAZETTE ROGER ROSEN6LUM We have a feeling that the com- ng baseball season isn't going to je quite as dark as some would aave you believe. The 4-Fers alone seem numerous enough to carry on the sport, and add to :hose the players being discharged and, the youngsters coming up, and we think you'll find adequate ':alent for all 16 big league teams. Men like Sam Breadoti of the St. Louis Cardinals and Alva Bradley of the Cleveland Indians iiave been unduly pessimistic. \Vc think they're going: o be in for a big surprise come April 21. * Old-Time Track N The current issue of the Amateur Athlete for .February contains an article that is of special interest to track fans,, the old- timers in particular. George E. Timpson recalls the days a half century ago when the track and field sports were in their infancy, and compares them to the meets you find today. Says Timpson: "Probably the most vivid contrast between the 2 periods was the swarming on the end of the infield, of the thousands of schoolboys engaged in representing their high schools, preparatory institutions, and other organizations not even dreamed of in those former days. "Then there were maybe a dozen or so schools, such as Phillips Andover. Phillips Exeter, St. Paul's school, Concord, leading among the boarding schools, and Peim Charter, Berkeley school, and others of day character, in the various cities where the leading competing colleges, nou- mostly classified as of the Ivy variety, who furnished practically all the material for the IC4A. and laler for the Amateur Athletic union. ik- Undreamed Of "But such a thing as a high school or parochial school team, Strong Ft Dodge Five Here for Return Game The home basketball stretch for the Mason City cagers will open here Friday night on the Roosevelt floor, when the Mohawks tangle with Fort Dodge in the second contest of a home-and-home series. Friday's game, and the two remaining the following weekend, stack up as the most important battles on the schedule, IOWA-PURDUE CLASH FRIDAY Hawkeyes Must Win to Remain m Race By BOB HEP.DIEX , Chicago, (.·?)--Purdue's Big Ten basketball leaders face 3--not 2-opponents this-weekend. The schedules reads: Fri'day-- Purdue at Iowa; Saturday--Pur r due at Wisconsin--and in between times Coach Ward Lambert and his boys will be battling a flock of railroad time-tables. The Navy's 48-hour traveling: rule forces division into 2 squads of .the Boilermakers for the Iowa test, with the civilian members moving into Iowa City first, and the Navy-Marine group leaving LaFayette at a later hour to conform with the ruling and still squeeze in a pair of ball games. Purdue (7-1) virtually could eliminate Iowa (7-2) from the race by handing the Hawkeyes their 3rd straight loss, and could return home with a 9-1 mark if Wisconsin doesn't prove too tough at Madison Saturday. The Badgers also have a 7-2 mark. Ohio State's Buckeyes, rated now as the "sound horse" of the field, conclude their conference card with a weekend twin bill at Illinois. The Illini (2-5) proved bitter medicine for DC Paul last week, 45-33, but the high-flying Bucks (8-2) should cop both_jle- cisions, behind the scoring of Arnold (Stilts) Risen, Don Grate and *for upon their outcome hinge the hopes of the Mohawks for the Big Seven conference title. Here's how Ihe three top clubs look at a glance: Roosevelt DCS Motncs . . 9 0 ' Mason City 7 2 Fort Dudifc (i 3 Much of. the sting has been' :akeii out oC the Rough Riders' at-! tack, however, since the , recent .oss of three key players. The Barney Oldf ield, Racing Ace, Turns Prosaic at Age of 65 Swede Hagberg Appointed New Navy Grid Head ^t,jji*uj vi jjrfiuLiHdJ hunuoj leam, ujvi ^OLHIS/ XIJ; much less a Public School Athlet- Bobby Bowen. ic league, or any recognition of ~-Either Minnesota their graduates as possibly future " " champion athletes, was undreamed of, except in a few far-seeing minds such as Father Bill Curtis, and James E. Sullivan, arid one who was among the pioneers, but still is actively with us, strolling across the field at every meet, as referee, judge, or in some capacity or other, Gustavus T. Kirby. "Another recollection of those days brings back 2 figures, extreme contrasts in build, whose feats did' much at the time, and whose example have definitely carried on right to the present day, though here precept rather than example play at least a part. "The first of these was another of (hose figures of the recent meet, who, like an oldtimc racehorse trainer, had come down to see the most prominent member of his charges continue his triumphant career. '\Vay back in the nineties, on the track of the Staten Island Athletic club, a long. lanky youth from Georgetown, apparently likinsr the 100 yard straightaway, one of the first ever built, dashed over its surface, and a certain youth saw for the first time, ID-second hundred. Grafton Ends Home Cage Season With Win Over Mitchell Grafton--The Graflon' basketball team ended its home season here Wednesday night, defeating a visiting Mitchell quintet, 41-26 Gvafton led at the intermission, 20-12. Ruben Walk notched 14 points for Grafton, as Don Christen · held the usually high-scoring Ed Larsen to 7 points. The Grafton lassies also earned a triumph, downing the Mitchell girls, 45-20, as Marilyn SchuIU scored 29 points. Grafton led at halftime, 32-13. The winners travel to Mitchell next Wednesday for a return match. FLEET-FOOTED DANE Twin Falls, Idaho, W--H. C. Jeppesen, superintendent of the county general hospital here claims he was the first athlete o£ high school age to broad jump 21 *eet in Europe. He did it at Skive Denmark, and also ran the 100 meters in 11.l seconds, which is about a ID-second 100-yard dash mark. Jeppesen played on Skive's soccer team in addition. K Still Around "Hiding back from the Relay Carnival, this same lankv figure was rejoicing still in track skill, having witnessed the outstanding performance of the meet that day by J. Gregory Hicc. now one of the wearers of the Mercury Fo'ot team emblem, just as Bernard J. Wefcrs had worn it half a ccn- tury~ago. "The other figure of early recollections xvas entirely another kind of a figure. Slight and by no means tall, it was'his ability to bounce (that still seems like the best way to express it) like a ball over the high jump bar. and thus become the first man to jump higher than his o\vn head, a feat which few or none of his successors have been able to- accomplish. "W. Byrd Page, a Philadelphia schoolboy, began his career 'way back in 1885, went on as a victor in IC4A competition for the University of Pennsylvania, and ended up by a championship jump of 6 feet, y~ inch in 1887." Well, we wouldn't know much about those days, but they do make interesting reading, and we think worth repeating for you. Charles City at Iowa City for Cage Tilt Charles City--Saturday, the Charles City Comets will play at Iowa City for the first time. This is a return game, the first one ol:l "-''~ among L\ being played in Charles Cily last Personalities, season. The contest was original- ott closed wi ly scheduled lo be played on January 29, but due to a conflict in ,, _,, - v u v ,., u_ *.\j n \ , v * M l l l ^ V i l l Iowa City's schedule, it was postponed until this later date. Because of transportation difficulties, the squad will be limited to 8 players who will make the trip. The team will leave by bus or train on Friday in order that they may get to see the Iowa- Purdue Big Ten game on Friday evening. Lost year the Iowa City team outpointed the Comets in "a close game. This year both teams have practically all newcomers and also much smaller teams. The Iowa City team has shown its (0-6) or Indiana (0-9) will win a game, for the 2 meet in a double set at Min neapolis, with the freshman Hoosiers a slight choice. Michigan (4-7) winds up its season with Northwestern (6-1) at Evanston and the Wildcats, playing for the first time without Otto Graham, must win to-stay in the topsy- turvy league race. The Chicago stadium's weekly double bill matches Great Lakes (28-2) with _Notre Dame (8-8) and De Paul (16-3) with Western Kentucky (12-8). The Sailors will be after their 22nd in a row and will be heavy favorites. Olhcr Saturday Games: Iowa Seahawks at Simpson college, Indiana State nt Valparaiso, Toledo at Western Michigan, and Camp Ellis at Camp Grant. The Camp Grant crew (22-4) lost prestige Wednesday night as they bowed io Allen-Bradley at Milwaukee 42-38 after decisioning the same team earlier, 60 lo 35. STATE MAT MEET GOES TO CLARION Clarion--The state wrcsUiiij tournament will be held Feb. 2; and 26 in the Clarion gymnasium This is the third time Clarion higl has been host to the stale tournament. District meets will be held thib 'weekend at Council Bluffs, Clinton, West Dodge and meets will Waterloo and Fort winners from these compete at Clarioi Clarion will compete in the Fori Dodge meet. Winners last year were: 95 pound class--Hpgen, Clarion 105 pound class -- McGrew Belle Plaine. 112 pound class--Diaz, Osagc. 115 pound class--Hunt, Council Bluffs (Thomas Jefferson.). 123 pound class, Nelson, Gilmore City. 129 pound class--Hanson, Oel- wcin. 135 pound class--Johnson, West Waterloo. H5 pound class--Langsworth, Cresco. 155 pound class--Rohrer, Clarion. Heavyweight -- L i n cl e rbaum, Cresco. . . Dodgers are now considered po- icnlially the strongest club in the loop, and Friday's game will be the Cardinal and Black's biggest test. The Mohawks must face Roosevelt a week from Friday, and wind up the campaign against East high of Des Moines a week from Saturday. If Coach Bud Suter's aggregation can cop all three, and Roosevelt drop at least another, Mason City would tie for the crown. 1£ Roosevelt loses the rest .of its games and Mason City wins all of its,-the title would come here. Those arc bigr "ifs," however, and the Cardinal and Black has a. rough card ahead. Fort Dodge, in its last meeting with Roosevelt, lost out by only 3 points. Since that time, the Rough Riders have lost the previously - mentioned players, and Fort Dodge has knocked off Rockwell City, unbeaten before the Dodger game. The picture is not entirely black for the Mason City cause, however. A week from Saturday Fort Dodge must tangle with Roosevelt, the night after the Mohawks go after 1 the Rough Riders, and the Dodgers can help the Suter- men by coming through with a victory. They'll be favored to do so. The odds are definitely, against the Mohawks taking the full title, but a share of the championship is plausible. In order to gain that Mason City must win the remainder of its contests, all at home, or it will be tossed entirely out of title consideration A loss to the Dodgers" Friday would throw the second - place fight wiflc open, and leave the Mohawks in a deadlock with Fort Dodge, each with 7 victories and 3 defeats, The locals lost a thriller to Waverly in an away game Tuesday, 29-27,-but the squad is at full strength and eager to get its crack at the conference opponents. Suter and Assistant Coach Joe Rogers put the team through a light drill Wednesday and planned « long session on plays,- shooting and defensive work for Thursday with no drill carded Friday, the day of the game. A prelimimn-y game will get the evening's proceedings under way at 7 o'clock. POPULARITY POLL WON BY OTTIE New York, (/P) -- It's beginning to look as though Mel Ott, popular manager of the New York Giants, is the champion bond seller among New York sports jrsonalitics. Ott closed with a rush to win the popularity poll of the war bond sports committee, topping the late Lou Gehrig by more than 4.000 votes although the latter received more individual ballots from small subscribers. Last summer Ott nosed out Dixie Walker in a similar contest known as the baseball war bond league. I strength in games with Davenport and other schools of about the same size. Iowa City's quintet should show much strength in the contest with the Comets as they have one of the strongest (parti-; in' |ho F t*1r. Los Angeles, (tP--The name Barney Oldfield, once synon- mous with speed and daring on American race tracks, today stands for safety, cautious driving and a place to eat in nearby San Fernando valley. T h e cigar-chewing Batrfey has gone prosaic. The one-time terror of the dirt tracks who in 1914 made a record against world competition on Indianapolis' auto speedway for 5, 15, 20 and 25 miles has slowed down at see 65. Aside from his restaurant, he operates a spacious rimnlry r!ul anl .envisions it us a KOiiiK farm after (lie war. He's still chewing on those stubby cigars. Barney began driving racing automobiles in 1002. He drove Henry Ford's first racer, in fact, the '-999." His best time was 5 miles in 5 minutes and 28 seconds. "Boy," chirps Barney, "I really thought I was flying." As faster c a r s came along Barney kept p a c e with them until he retired in 1918, the idol of the auto racing world. la private enterprise Oldfield COLLEGE BASKETBALL , By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Buckncll 39. Mulilchbcrp 37. Pcnn Slatc-HIoomsburE Teachers (cancelled). University or Fittsburg 53. West Virginia 55. Catholic U. 77. Johns Iropinks 37 40 * * 47 ' PIlilalcl P 1 ' ii Coast G u a r d Franklin and Marshall 54. Lchich 53. Cathedral .15. Brooklyn Poly f Loyola 45. Delaware 37 Army .w. Pcnn 33. Navy 05. Columbia .13. Jlobarl 57, Sampson 44. Midivesl Cincinnati Co. Marshall 31. Dllbuquc 63. Upper To\va 1!9 PiltsburK Teachers 50, University ot Arkansas 42. Allen-Bradley -!2. Camp Grant 33. Bh.rfton lOhio) 34. Wilberfbrcc 50 Olatlic Naval Air Sta. SB. North American Bombers (Kansas Cilyl 34. Wichita Boeing Bombers 45, Wichita Beech Flyers 39. !Iuichinon N. A. S., 51, Wichita Cessna Bobcats 41. Illinois Tech E9. Navy pj cr 45. Park college (Mo.) 53. Rockhursl Coi- Bnnker Mill llnd.) Pro Flight 45 Patterson Field All-stars 17. Southeast Missouri Teachers 41, Southern Illinois N'crmal U.. 37, Southwest Tljce E3. Texas University 43. University ol Utah 76. Siislmcil Hospital 31. Fort Warren 51, Do\v Chemical 11. San Dicco All Stars 51, Los DoraSos (Mexico) 33. South Hichmond Army Air Base S6. Camp I-cc al, Woodrow WiJ.on Army Hospital 36. Virginia Military Institute P.O. Mayaeitez University 37, Havana U. 32. II A 11 BOVfJJ.VG Mrn's I.eatne Won 1st 2nd 3rd H-C. Tot t- C. Morse P. 3 591 614 6gi .145 23 , Fed. Upbolst. 0 60S .159 C49 246 3032 F. Kinnan IG3; F. Swcd 448. Lyons Cteau. 0 Gold. Peacock 3 ,,. F. Kinnan. 177; 410. :s' Letgue 3G1 494 4:)5 628 549 505 1409 1745 Ft. Eustis, Va., has a new building housing 8 bowling alleys as an addition to its soldier recreational facilities. ARTHRITIS RHEUMATISM Dr. R. W. SHULTZ, D.O. 218-21S-220 first National Bank Bldg. associated himself with a tire manufacturing concern, l a t e r with a Detroit investment firm and, just before the 1929 crash, had saved about $250,000. He went down with the rest. "If I.had my life to live over again," he concluded, "I'd take up flying. That's the game for the young fellows of today." Freddie Mills Wins Match London. (U.P.) -- Freddie Mill;; jlil heavyweight cham'piun of the British empire who recently issued a. challenge to Heavyweight Champion Joe L o u i s , Thursday held u victory over Berl G i 11- o y, Scottish middleweight champ. Mills, in his first big fight in 15 months, won the scrap Wednesday at the Queensberry cliib with an 8th round technical knockout. His timing was bad and drew jeers from the crowd. He said he needed plenty of action, and wanted it, to gel back in shape. Anaiiapolis, Md., (fl) -- T h e United Stales naval academy announced officially Thursday the appointment of Commander Oscar Emil (Swede) Hagberg as head football coach, thus confirming reports which have been \yidely circulated for many weeks! Ha i; litre, a submarine skipper who recently returned from active duty in the Pacific, was a versatile navy prid performer 15 years ago, and a former assistant middle football coach. The academy announced that the erstwhile fullback, end and tac-kle had been assigned lo the f o r e i g n hinguaycs department "wilh udcliliunul d u t y in the department of physical training as head football coach. llafflicrgr. who succeeds Caiit. John E. \Vhclche),' was visitiuR his home town of Follamuec, W. Va.. when the announcement came Thursday, but others on the coaching staff indicated he would disclose spring football traininr plans soon after his return about Feb. 25. The new mentor was an aide to Major Emory E. Larson at Annapolis in 1939. at WOLFS LEATHER In a Choice of Fly Fronts or Buttoned Models With Brushed Cotton Linings Fly front jockef w i f h flap "muff" pockets. Storm wrists convertible, high neckline. and and Button jacket with muff and flap pockets; convertible neckline, back of waist adjustable. Ideal for War Workers and DefenseUolunteers Last winter it was mighty hard to find jackets like these -- but now we have a generous stock; because the government was able to release enough capeskin for use in these jackets which are almost a necessity to men whose wartime work keeps them outdoors. All Weather JACKETS For boys and grown-ups. The perfect answer for wind and wet weather. Sheepskin lined with detachable lined hood. Priced f A ·*· from 14-75 Sizes 36 to 44 AH Wool Finger-Tip COATS New shipment just arrived of these popular finger-tip length coots. Brown or ton color 17.50 Sixes 36 to 44 WERWOLF SONS ???-i^

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