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M !, ' i \ Tuesday, Feb. 22, 1941 u / MASON CITY OI.OHK-GAZETTE I'v ^ We've '·lat ROGER ROSENBLUM learned authoritatively - tai Major Eddie Anderson, '(.venose home is Mason City, has ^./(parted for somewhere overseas J,, ; the Atlantic theater. Eddie as #he is known to his legions o£ r friends and admirers, brought national fame to Iowa with the great Iromnen of 1939, his first year at Iowa. He formerly coached al Holy Cross, before moving to Iowa City. He entered the army medical corps with the rank of major at the end of. the 1942 season. From this long-range view it looks very much like the Big Ten championship is going o be sittin* on 3 different heads. Ohio State of course, already has the diadem sitting squarely on its dome, but won't be able to do much about protecting it any more, as the Buckeyes have finished their IOOD schedule. Northwestern, Purdue and Iowa still are in the running, but if the Hawkeyes and Boilermakers are to move in on the Ohioans, the Wildcats will be out ot consideration, as Coach Dutch Lonborg's outfit must tangle once with Purdue and twice with Iowa. lovva Fans Hope This weekend,- Northwestern takes on Illinois Friday and Purdue Saturday.- Iowa fans naturally are hoping to see the Purple bump the Boilermakers which would eliminate Piggy Lambert's Johawks' TTiird-Quarter Drive Halts Kensett Five outfit from title That would leave Iowa and Northwestern in the running, and it the Hawkeyes are to get a share they must defeat the Evanston outfit twice on March 3, 4, leavin CAPTURE 34-17 TRIUMPH HERE Gain Revenge for Early Loss to Tall Visitors. The Johawks were forced to do it the hard way here Monday night, but nevertheless t h e y gained victory number 14 of the campaign by trimming a tall rangy Kensett outfit, 34-17. The Blue and White had (o put 011 a second-half rally to pull away, inlo a safe lead, but when the Johawks found the range they poured in 17 markers in the 3rd quarter to Kenselt's 8 to virtually ice thc contest. Kenseh's shooting fell far short of a passing mark, as the visitors missed 20 of 23 free throw trie and innumerable attempts fo field goals. Had Kensett made fair portion of its shots, the ou come might have been differen The Johawks found difficult getting shots under the basket ; the first half, and during the 2n quarter did not score a sing point. However, on the tries th Blue and White did get a crac at, it hit on a good percentag getting .500 per cent on fre throws. Kenselt's height advantage en abled it to break up many a S Joe play before it could ge started in the opening 2 quarter and frequent intercepted passe gave the visitors many opportuni ties to pull ahead, but poo marksmanship spoiled thc ef forts. \ Father A. D. Gibbs tried vari ous combinations in the first ha: in an effort to send his club int a sizable lead, but it took the oL combination of Jerry Coyje an ( Jim Colloton at the forwards, Bo' Chute at center and Frank Patte and Chuck Coyle at the guards t eagers , Coach Popsy Harrison's on top with Ohio State. All of that, however, is not likely to happen. It would, of course, be nice, but Big- Ten basketball games are not won in dreams. The -- ^ lla ^imi:*. \^Liyit_- at me guards t consideration. | finally start clicking in the latte ' In ""' "·"' 2 quarters v For a few minutes in the firs period it looked like easy goin 0 for the Johawks, as they pullec away to a 10-4 lead as Kenset muffed frequent opportunities ti tally. The winners couldn't dc much about increasing it in thi second period, however, am buckets by Harold Nodvedt ant 6aiu» ure 1101 won in dreams. The -r, ,. , J "" more likely occurrence wil see ^"n^" 5 ?" Northwestern, dumping Illinois nmnr-mat,, ,. and losing to Purdue. The Boilcr- I makers, should they get by North,1 western, probably will have an easy time closing out the campaign against the weak Indiana IIoos- iers. Iowa, then, faces the inning from Northwe , winning task of western on consecutive night. That shouldn't be. too difficult, as calls to the service and transfers will strip"the Wildcats of every regular but Guard Benny Schadler. * Three Tied, If ... When and it our prognostications bear fruit, the final Western conference standings jvill see Ohio State, "Iowa and Purdue all tied for the crown with 'records of 40 victories and 2 defeats. That, of course, poses the problem of the NCAA tournament. The Bis Ten champion usually gets the bid. Illinois did last year. But will the invitations committee select 3 Western circuit teams? Certainly if Iowa does gets a share of the crown, it is as deserving of consideration as the other two. All have civilian squads but Purdue, which can put a civilian team on the floor, as evidenced at Wisconsin Saturday night. It's a problem for the rules committee naturally, and it will be interesting io see exactly how the group solves its quandry. We'll have to wait for the actual outcome o£ the Big Ten chase, anyway, so fet's not cross too many bridges before they arc reached. Fillies Rate For t;:e first time in many a year a filly may be regarded highly m the Kentucky Derby May 6 Veteran horsemen take this view because of the fine showing made during the 1943 season by the fill- Reffref. in 1915, is thc only filly that ever won thc Derby. In thc history of thc race, only 26 have gone to the post throug-h the 69 years of thc event. The last to appear was Gold Seeker, who finished 8th in 1936. In the peevions year-- 193a-- Nellie Flag was rated so high that she was given thc signal honor of being post favorite at Derby time -- §3.80 to $1 _ against S4 to SI for Omaha. The the point-making in that session The Johawks held a 10-7 lead the intermission. The 3rd quarter was entirely different, however. After Jerr Coyle and Nodvedt had traded buckets to start the 2nd half Coyle hit again and Coltoton twice to send St. Joseph's into a 17-9 lead. That was the turning point, as the Johawks continued to turn on the heat, and by the time the 3rd period -was over the count stood at 27-15. Outscored 7-2 in the last quarter, Kensett succumbed, 34-17. Jerry Coyle led the Johawk scoring with 10 points, while Nod- vedt had 5 for Kensett.' In a curtain-raiser, the Kensett sirls team put on a 4th-quarter drive to slop the Joettes, 26-23, after trailing most of the way. The St. Joe lassies led at halftime, 16-11. The Blue and White will wind up the season Friday night, traveling to Rockwell. ST. JOSEPH'S (31) t f H pf J. Coyle. f ^ Cnscy. f f Chute, c . . . . . . . . . ' * " i C. Coj-le. g r. " Pattcc, c · Colloton. £ · Tcnney. f 0 Peterson, g T Ver Hclil. 6 ..I'.'.'.'.'....:.. 0 Totals 14 KEXStTT ( l ; j l, Began, f D Nodvcdl. / 2 R. Lucas, c l Jansen. g ~.......... 1 Clafigelt, c '...."..*' 2 S. Lucas, f n Jaspers, f i iMorland, c o Totals .^ "7 C 18 34 3 10 17 Lou Boudreau Wants Center Jump Back Chicago, U.R)-Lou .Boudreau, major league baseball's youngest manager whose name is almost as famous on a basketball court as on a diamond, added his bit to the increasing criticism of basketball rules Tuesday by s t u m p i n g ' f o r return of the center jump The 26 year old Cleveland Indian pilot forgot his pressing manpower worries for the forthcoming baseball season to tell the Chi. Basketball Writers' associa- _ that basketball rule-makers should "make the rules coincide with the increasing speed of the game." Boudreau scored 157 points for Illmois in the 1936-37 season mid r- Indoor Track Spotlight Falls on High Jumpers By CHIP ROYAL / Nr v AI Features Sports Editor in Madison r ^ eaL 'r fte / yeal \ tl-ack m( *t after track meet, TM;il i o Square Garden ami its associated arenas the mile and 2 mi e runners .have been the center of interest ihis year. i1 s HiftWont «,,,,--:-,n__ .·_. ,, . ui '"«si«.ai. , n . · - r -- " " ""··- uccji me center 01 mterp^r This year, ,t is different, especially to the American Amateur -- , , Attendance in NHL to Set All-Time High Hawks said Tuesday that the National Hockey league probably will set an all-time high tor attendance this season Pulton has been the sensation every Saturday since he won the *»*«« -'cord* for"' »£«££ t t ~_ ---..*«.!* nis prediction on tue fact that the Chicago stadium turnstiles sound like machine guns as hockey fans pour through at an average of 13,874 per game. i t s our biggest season in history." Tobin said, "and the way U looks now the total attendance m the entire league will set a new all-time record." Figures showed t h a t 2G3 GOfi customers h a v e watched, the Hawks m 19 homo games and if present attendance continues more than 350,000 will have seen Hie Chicago team in ihcir -5 games--a new high in hockey attendance records. The Chicago attendance has soared in spite of the fact that the Hawks have been a second division club this season. Sunday they set a new league at- ·,£-*",; ~ - . * ""*¥· 9Sf ' ' J*-** jSSt"t %f '"· jb^^. ^g^l^^Jzt^t, "yi ?.£25f · f £ ,l E WATKINS^UWX^ *._-.*.. , ,, . .JKV-UT- a-* i -Ji^rJ£ = ; _,,_ 3SW lace in the LOU BOUDKEAU . . . Wants Center Jump -- r -- pace the Illini to a BiTM 10 championship. "When I was playing basketball t a team took between 40 and 50 hots a game, it was considered !ood. Now teams take between 70 md 80 shots. The game is so fast hat it makes-it tough'on players caches and officials alike They d e n t have time to gather their vits and collect themselves as hey did in the old days when the ball was being brought to the eerier for a jump, "It was beautiful !o watch a cam set UP a play and maneuver hat ball around until they could make the score. Xow there is so melt hurry-scurry, a team seldom vorks a set play. "And another thing -- when a earn scores a basket, they give he ball to the opposition to take ut of bounds. Why penalize the earn that made the score by tak- ng the ball away from it. With he center jump, you at least have chance to control the ball I re- lember when teams could'make etween 8 and 10 points a game ust fay working set plays off the enter jump." Boudreau said that return of ic center jump would not neces- arily eliminate the fast break. If a team knows when io fast -eak, O. K.," he said, "but nowa- a / s , I t s fast break, fast break with 18,534" fans. T h e y were standing m the aisles and many were turned away. Thc league's all-time attendance mark of 1,504,939, set in the 1941-42 season, appeared doomed to be shattered, even though the league has been decreased from 7 to 6 teams since Statistics from Morvyn -R cci " Button, league president, revealed that the average dub last year drew 17,544 more fans year S? W' ^ '" "" bt " lner "It looks now like the entire eaguo will wind up with an attendance mark close to 1,750,000,' 28 to 27. Ives Tops Big 10 Scoring; Dove Danner in 4th Place said, it , , , CVC11 hc m t| Sgt Joshua Williamson, co-holder with Ve !%?. llt io smash the indoor mark of G Watkir of the indoor record, __,..., ~ ·· -"*- .i.*.vjm inttijv vji o ieui 9i/t inches Miiliamson has always !,een consistently 'above 6 feet 6 inches kins won thn mttrinni- till/, ,* T i-ii- T,.!.,; .1 ot -,- AtLi, D mciies. island Stadium last summer " He at . c then ' rctc has Vessie has done over 6-8 and he recently '.old overtime to I the time." Boudreau knows whereof he ereo e Jeaks, for he played a lot of bas- etball under the old rules, par- cularly at high school when he a. latter won, Nellie ended 4th Twilight Tear generally was s Jatcd the top filly of 1943, with Duvarna close up. Boojiana, a bit on the in-and-out side, won some races by large gaps, but in others ran below expectations. Mrs. Ames \and Cocopet were sensations in · '-J-arly summer of 1943, but did not y so- well through autumn. * Mac Best :'· Miss Keeneland may develop / into a great route-running mare. Whirlabout was fast and stouthearted as a 2-year-old in 1943 Probably the best tilly of the year was Bee Mac, bred by E. R. Bradley, and xvhich raced in the colors ot M i s s Beatrice MacGuire, daughter of one of the officers of the Empire City track. · Bee Mac whipped all the best colls and fillies in some of the I important stakes races, but was so .badly injured in a race at Pimlicn ,hat it was decided to retire her Vp the stud. She will «ol be avail- Ale for thc 1944 season. ' } Olhers of her sex, howe\ r er, may . develop sufficient greatness over ( fthe distances to force all of the Mikan May Miss Ohio Tilt Saturday Chica E o, liP)~ George Mikan, the tall and talented center on De Paul university's basketball team, may be unable to play in the Blue Demons scheduled game with Ohio State at the stadium Friday night. Thc 6 feet, 9 inch center, who has scored 360 points in 20 jramcs suffered an injured riffht ankle in Saturday's same affainst Western Kentucky and Coach Kay Meyer reported the team physician believes the star will bc unable to play asainst thc Buckeyes The game is of importance to both teams, as the winner probably will be selected representative of the Fourth NCAA district in the eastern tournament in New York. The Buckeyes have finished their Big Ten conference compe- Uon and currently are leading the league with 10 wins and 5 losses. Iowa, however, still has a chance to tic, having a of 8*-2, The Demons, with 17 victories and 3 aefeats. will have as "substitute Jor Mikan, Jack Phclan, 6 foot. O i/. inch reserve. Meyer »M VC J" r h0pes Mika " "ill be able to get info the game to oppose Arnold Kisen, the B foot? P g P^yrn^""'^ W3s - cred " cfl w »" a ,n-, Jl0rnton ' ^ *° a statc i'"c 1033 and finished 2nd the next 2 years. He is particularly interested in seeing: hi^h school basketball slowed down for thc sake of the Holy Family, Hansell in Year's Finale Holy Family's basketball team was to end its 1343-44 season here Tuesday night against Hansell. The game w;is to be played on the high school floor. A uoubleheadcr the yearling the opener. was carded, with clubs scheduled in The Maroons sought to end on a winning note, after dropping a decision to Austin here Sunday. Having spoken his piece on his ola love, Boudreau turned to base- pal] long enough to say that Cleveland probably will lose as many defe "se. plants as to the bles Lou still 'allot*" paT'ofl!£ the r c^rtrnp t0 ^^^ «"? Pvt. John W. Brooks, ex-University of Chicago broatljumper ±°,TM;L° n . 1932 . and 1938 Olyni- JUNIOR LEGION TOURNEY HERE DCS Moines, (IP}--Mason City again will be host to the State American Legion Junior baseball championship tournament Department Chairman Leo Laird of Rockwell City has announced that the a n n u a l tournament will be held in Mason City An" 3 4 and 5. °'» ' Mitchell Downs Orchard, 37-19 Mitchell--The Mitchell basketball team defeated Orchard here Monday night, 37-19. The victories led at half lime, 1S-8. Eddie wh'irU 1 ^ ^ ?° ints for MHchcll, while Shalleck had 7 for Orchard ""- Orchard girls trounced the ^ r , Mitchell lassies, 42-3. -- -----.' v. *x.n ut: juurc ma n that for al the last report every club in the circuit was ahead of last ycar's mark." ni Th i? , f . an -, a Pl )ea ' surge of the Black Hawks revealed a direct ^r r o^ l ? their first Eeas °n in u/u-^7 when the average crowd w,is only 1,400. Present attendance gives the Hawks better average drawing power than the Chicago Cubs, who drew 533,000 fans for n home baseball games last season, and the Chicago White Sox, who played to 522 183 lowFciTYT DOWNS COMETS Charles City--The Charles City Comets traveled to Iowa City where they lost a game to the Little Hawks high cagers, 50 to 30. Freeman and Orr led the attack for Iowa City with 12 and 13 points respectively w h i l e Junior Fisher and Gene Smith scored n points apiece to lead the Comets. Friday night, the Comets will close their season with the Wav- crly Gohawks as the opposition on the local floor. Last Wednesday night, the Comets journeyed to Osage where they took a twin bill, winning the varsity game. 39 to 28, and the preliminary game being won by Charles City's Shooting Stars 40 Bucs Plan for All-Star Tilt There July 11 whether will m E" , "iijuuaii win COIlt through 1,944, President William b; Beiiswaiiger of thc Pittsburgh Pi-! i-ites. oblivious to the storm went aVuLi^ameYuiy'if'* Coi ' t h e The annual classic will a Forbes field for the m-sc and Benswanger, who lone dismissed · · · % ayed w o u r ,;l a '° Cl ° sc shop be - cause * most of it. Usually a mild-mannered - of ,,_. TM!? n *i ,,? pi:lno which "e piays ell, the Pirate president recently has developed Simon Legree tendencies, working out on his staff !.-im f U t anl this ycar ' s all-star game to be one of the best ever " saidI Benswanger, drawing deeply on his pipe. "You see, this will be run- fii-c-t ,.,..,,,!. . , - , * , : " t - m make , IC al R and -hope - t a good one-- both from JACK, DAVIS TO FIGHT MARCH 17 New York, (U.R)-_After 3 days of wrangling over terms, Lightweight Champion Beau Jack and Al ·Bummy" Davis have been signed for a 10-round non-title bout at 0 "- SquarC M a r c h Promoter Mike Jacobs Buckr , '" P U t t n * tnc Buckeyes mto the conference lead. TMl} S ,, to t , c -'' ri;ic burs(s of speed, TM , , and ihe ner's circle. , of slam- £ CYCLONES STOP MISSOURI, 43-3 2 Columbia, Mo., /P)_The Iowa ^'TM., C ? c L°. nes ? re nearing an un- ted Big Six conference basil championship. ' Cyclones, p u l l i n g away a fast finish, downed Ulis, ? fou "' « ° 32, Monday night, and ' f . ' he y ""·" back Oklahoma's challenge at Ames next Monday they will bc the 19« champions « « h f ' In winnin S ^ eighth straight conference contest, rushed to a 39 to 25 yead with 6 minutes ^ af ' er holdl 'ng only an IB advantage at halflime. The Cyclones lost Koy Wchclc , C SCC °" a ha!f °" fou!s t seem to miss thc regular forward as they counted 17 points to o for the Tigers in a spirited scoring spurt. Ray Wehde led the Iowa State offense with 14 points. Capt. "Hank" GreCTiben; former Detroit Tigers slugger, recently completed a tour ol fields inspecting army air forces phy- iical training program and faci- OP -fte coAd4iMs STAFF; -r MAM CASE-/ SPORTS ROUNDUP By HUGH FULLERTON New York, (/p_when and if Wallace Wade returns from the army to football coaching, he'll have one made-to-ordcr player waiting. . . . From "somewhere in the middle east" Larry Leonard. a former Greensboro, N. Car., and Hichard, Va., sports scribe, writes a glowing report on Albert Lara, an Oklahoma Indian who played junior college football at home and developed into the finest player in the middle east conference. . . . After comparing the boy to George McAfee. Tuffy Leemans and Bronko Nagurski, Leonard adds: "When the war is over we're going to turn him over to the finest football coach in America And you know who I think that is." . . . Bill Brilton, former T. C. U. freshman athlete who played on the same team -with Lara, probably scored the first touchdown of 1944. $t was in the Pyramid bowl game New Year's day. which started»at 12:30 Cairo limo. and Brttton tallied within 10 minutes. Ficure II Out . . . First returns of this department's recent appeal for basketball statistics: Norfolk, Va.. nominates Eloyd Tabor of the iOlst cavalary team for top one- game honors on the strength of his 28 field goals against the army airdrome. . . . But his 55 points trail Bill McElduff, who made 64 for Marianna, Ark., high school. . . . Deshler, Nebr., high school averaged 71-8 points for 13 games despite a low of 33 in one game. Shorts and Shells . . . March 25 will be the National Baseball Congress's nation-wide registration day for sandlot ball players. Only requirement is that the kids must want to play baseball and must sign their names. . . . Gus Wilson, who trained Georges Carpentier and Jack Dempsey, says when the big fight is over hc is going to head for Europe with s stable of boxers. announced (hat thc Red Cross would receive 10 per cent of the gross gate. Each fighter agreed to accept 30 per cent of the remaining net Chicago, (ara -- Ohio Slate and iow: t marksmen dominated the top spots of the Bij; 10 individual scoring race Tuesday, but Freshman Paul Hoffman of Purdue was trying hard to infiltrate into the' leaders' ranks. Dick Ivcs, Iowa's freshman forward, paced all scorers with 178 Points in 10 Ea mcs for u 17.8 aver-' affc, the best iti the conference. By tallying 22 points against Purdue *riil;i.v, Ivcs regained the lead from teammate Dave Danner, who dropped to 4th place with 170 Points. Daimer's 17-point avera E e was thc 2nd best in the Kis 10. Using their last games to brine up their scoring totals, Arnold Htsen and Don Grate of Ohio titate moved into 2nd and 3rd spots, respectively. Risen collected 28 points in 2 games against Illinois to move ahead of Grate with 14 points; Grate registered ·! against the Illini total to 173. Thc scoring hero of the week. Wasted the ncls for 27"'pdints a f' nst Wisconsin Saturday. Coupled with bis 5 points against Iowa, (his brought his total up from 9fi Io 128, giving him a lead over Ohio's Jack DuRffcr. Hoffman still has 2 games left to play one of them against the weak Indiana defense. Although ho has little chance of overtaking Ives and Danner, who also have 2 games left, the Boilermaker freshman shows signs of edging out some of the leaders who 33 te. Davis. who knocked out lightweight champion Bob Montgomery in 63 seconds Friday night agreed to make 144 pounds--the same weight us for Montgomery-or forfeit $2,000 COLLEGE BASKETBALL Wtchcl Field G7: Vort Hamilton n. , Pis. Iv«s. Iowa 178 Risen, Ohio Stale 174 Grate, Ohio Stale .. 173 Damicr, Iowa 170 King, Michigan . . . . 157 Patterson, Wisconsin 144 Strnck, Michigan . . 135 Hoffman, Purdue . 128 Dugger, Ohio Stale r^l Bowcn, Ohio Stale m Pal rick, Illinois 113 Kirk, Illinois 101 Smith, Wisconsin .. 101 Haag, Purdue f)5 Hirsch, Michigan ... 93 Horn, Purdue . . 91 Kcthcrford, Indiana.' )0 DcGraw. Chicago .. 72 Shields, Indiana ... 71 Rcod, Indiana 70 7 ° 17.8 14.5 14.41 17 13.18 14.4 11.25 12.8 10.33 10.08 12.55 11.22 10.1 9.5 7.75 8.'l8 12 6.45 U.3G Field 31: Hcdron 25 Westminster 33; Broklyn Collccc 30. Sonlh .'in 32° r ' NcilVS A PP""cnticc School 51; Fnirinont 43: Salem 37. _ Midircsl Ucmson 32: B.-]Mwin-W,illaic 33 Icma Stnlc 43; Misjoliri 32 Fort Shcrid.in 50: U. of Ch(cnp.o 37 Earlham 50; Central Normal l l n d ' l 36 N«« ^.tJ'S' 1 * " : " UIChinS °" Akron 67; ^!i«);i,, c ,, m w . f. ot Texas ^ A. Jt 11. 36. Hly Me MAS MAO OVER Maurice Van Rob-ays, Pilts' burgh Pirate outfielder u n t i l he was inducted, is a private in Co C, 26th Bn. at Camp Crowdcr Mo. 81: Tcxa _ 2 R..eldey Field tDcm'cri C2 ; Fort Log.-m Denver Field 47. Ambrose-Legion Low ri- ll. i\.\n II. BOWLING i 9 , , ' s 133; L. Calkins 483. Clco JlllJG Sh NCW J'"*--Sl. Nick's Arena! Shuns. 133. Las At,e!c« decision- Kocon. 132. Hew Hnvpn. Conn r s i - Ro~ S ^r^^ : 'r--^ i»Mi»rlt N. J--Gcorse Drown. M7. Mew Nir 'n i0M ' SI ?K ! 'V c C " rdo - '·"· Newark 1-i i ? i Aldr ' c| K'-'- 165. Hen-ark, drew ^^' n ' 01 S:»-SSU" k P,iS!- Conn^lT^^re £^1* s^'^r^'s^^^H? ^*^TM^^. ti Capt. George Arnold. C. 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