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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6, 1943 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Armstrong Decisions McDan/e/s in 10 HENRY CAPTURES UTH DECISION IN DOMEBACK TRY Tonsils Next on List Before Tribuani Bout in Philadelphia Feb. 1 . LOS ANGELES, (IP) -- Henry Armstrong, the little Negro with the big shoulders, has disposed of California Jimmy McDanicls ami immediately started preparations for his next bout, which will be with a surgeon at catchweights. Armstrong d e c i s i o n e d McDaniels in a savage 10-rounder at Olympic auditorium T u e s d a y night. He had intended to depart almost at once for n Philadelphia scrap with Al Tribuani and a New York date with Beau Jack, but decided to have his ailing tonsils behind him before braving the frigid clime o£ the eastern seaboard. The time for the operation hasn't been set, but George Moore, Armstrong's manager, indicated it would be soon. . * ¥ ¥ Armstrong, in hammering Slc- Daniels into d-jfeat but not submission, scored the 14th victory in 15 starts in his amazing comeback attempt to regain one of the three world titles he once held simultaneously * # ¥ McDaniels, who weighed in at 147 to Armstrong's 140=4 was an underdog in the betting, but gave HENRY ARMSTRONG no intimation he realized it as he stood toe to toe and slugged it out with Henry for 10 blistering rounds. Try as he would, Armstrong couldn't put the Irishman on the Iloor and at the tinish, left eye closed and face battered, lie- Daniels still pressed in, flailing away with sweat-soddened gloves on the ends of arms that had lost their potency some rounds back W * * The decision of the referee and two judges was unanimous, and rinjrsiders figured Armstrong \\on eight rounds to txvo for Jimmy. Henry not only knew he had been in a light--he looked it. AI the final bell his mouth and nose were bleeding and there were mouses (mice?) above and below his left eye. This damage (o the Armstrong countenance was caused mainly ly steamine uppercufs which aicDaniels featured, and which he tossed all evening on the slightest provocation. * * * Henry's best rounds were the seventh and ninth, and in the lal- ter it looked for a moment as if McDaniels were wilting. But the bel! saved him from possible disaster and in the last round Armstrong, dog-tired himself, didn't have enough left to produce a finisher. Before the bout, Manager Moore said the dale with the surgeon probably would necessitate deferring the Tribuani fight until about- Feb. 1. The New York mill with Beau Jack, he indicated, will be deferred until 10 days after the Philadelphia scuffle. Bulletin ST. L O U I S , ( U . R -- D o n a l B Barnes, president of the St. Louis Browns of the American league, announced Wednesday that Eldon Aukcr, veteran right hand pitcher had been traded to the Washing- ion Senators for Paul Dean, former ace of the St. Louis Cardinals. Barnes said Washington received an undisclosed amount of cash in addition to Aukcr. TRUCKERS We Can Handle the Filing of Your IOWA COMMERCE COMMISSION TARIFFS Our tariffs meet present conditions. COME IN AND SEE US NOW! .. IOWA Fortune Gone, the Kingf ish Peddles Ties " By JACK CUDDY NEW YORK, U.R)--\Ve were standing in the back-court at Stillman's gymnasium, talking to Lieut. Benny Leonard of the U. S. maritime service, when we noticed a big guy in a gray suit drift in through the entrance. He carried a large, Hat pasteboard box under his arm. We knew we had seen the bicj fellow someplace before. Then recognition dawned. \Vc asked Benny: "Isn't that the King?" "Yes. that's the King all right- that's the old Kingltsh himself." Benny replied. * V ·¥ Kingfisli Levinsky came over to us, with a strange shuffling walk, and shook hands. He was so fat he seemed bloatet!. He looked as if he were packing about 240 pounds. We asked, "how's things?" "Things is alright," he mumbled, with a rather vacant smile. He talked like a man with wooden lips and as though his tongue were too large for his mouth. * * * What was tue Kingfisli doing these days?--the cliap who fought for 11 years in the ring. "Sellin' neckties--see--." Proudly, he opened the box and displayed his wares. "King Levinsky specials," he said, pointing at the little tag on one of the cravats. As the big, battle-scarred fellow wandered away through the throng with his box, Lieutenant Leonard said: "That's a helluva note, isn't it? There's a man who made a fortune with his fists--probably more than $-100,000. And now he's selling neckties. Why is it that fighters can't keep money?" "You should know, Benny," we told the former lightweight cliara- pion in the blue greatcoat with the gold on the shoulders. "You blew plenty." * * ¥ "I didn't blow my money," Benny denied. "I lost it in investments. But it adds up to the same. It's lucky for me I did pretty well o n my comeback. * * * "You know I've figured out that fighters always wind up broke because most of them were very poor boys to start with. Then they make a lot of quick dough when they're too young to have any brains. You take Levinsky over there. I'll bet you're thinking he's punchy. He's not punchy. He always acted that way. He's got more brains now than he had when he was fighting--because he's older and more matured. "He's been making a living selling neckties for about a year now. He tried wrestling after he q u i t fighting. And when he quit wrestling, the only thing he could do was sell ties, or go into one of the rackets. He took the ties. And you've got io respect him for his choice. We contacted the King again, and Bonny asked him point-blank: "Say King, what was the low-down on your fitjht with Louis at Chicago? Did you quit that night?" Levinsky grinned and muttered"Huh, I don't know--honestly. Guess I jus' went on a sit-down strike. ^» ^? ^ti They were talking about Ihe night of Aug. 7. 1935, when Le~- vinsky suffered a technical knockout in the first round while silting on the ring ropes in Chicago's C'omiskcy park. Louis had floored him three times. When tlie King rose the third time, he settled back into the ropes like a man seeking rest in an arm chair. * * * "I don't think you actually quit," said Benny. "A fellow who had as many fights as you, against lough guys like Lomslu, Slatlery, Hudkins, Paulino, Mickey Walker, Maxie Baer and even Dempsey, couldn't have been afraici ot anyone. I think vou just froze up from nerves "because you'd been hearing so much and reading so much about what a killer Louis was. I've seen a lot of boys freeze up like that--boys who had plenty of/courage, plenty of heart." "Did it ever happen to you, Benny?" we asked. The lieutenant shook his head thoughtfully. "N r o. I can't recall that it over did. I was never very imaginative." IN THE DRAFT COLUMBIA, Mo., W -- Coach George R. Edwards said Wednesday Sophomore Wilbur Voltz o£ the University of Missouri basketball team has been ordered to report to liis Edwardsville, III., draft board for examination, and Pleasant Smith, also a starting sophomore, has been called for examination at Union, Mo., Saturday. Don't Delay! JAN. 31, 1943 is the deadline for first tire inspection. TIRE TUBE VULCANIZING QUICK SERVICE GUARANTEED PRITCHARD SUPER . SEKVICE 1st S. E. ani penn. Fhone 3Ii.1 Orrici.l OFA Inspection st.lion Still a Yank By TOMMY DEVINE CHICAGO, (U.PJ--Major league e oascball clubs began a search for r 'c-lose-to-hoine" spring training camps Wednesday after formal t abandonment of deep south and " far west sites at a special joint meeting of the American and Na- , tional leagues with Commissioner t Kenesaw M. Landis. SPORTS ROUNDUP By HUGH FULLERTON NEW YORK, (-fj--Councilman Billy Rogell's baseball school again will operate in Detroit this summer and that's good news for everyone interested in the future of baseball. . . . The former Tiger shortstop, who founded and who directs the program, reports it had about 300 teams and 6,000 players last year and that he expects to have 650 teams in 1943. . . . That doesn't mean, ol course, that many stars will be turned out, but those kids who get expert instruction in fundamentals will have a lot better chance than the sandlotters who have to pick up the tricks by themselves. . . . No matter what happens to organized baseball during the war, these 14-16 year olds will form a reservoir ot major and minor league talent when the game makes a comeback, as it surely will. . . . Detroit's program will cost $8,500 this year and a lot of other cities could find worse ways ot spending that much dough. . . . As Rogell says, "it's a swell way to keep the boys out of. trouble and at the same time give them a chance to learn something about the best game in the world." Cup Chaser You've heard of "olfers who used to go around to all the minor tournaments collecting silverware, but Gerard Bingham, superintendent of the Ocean View course at Norfolk, Va., is looking lor another kind of cup collector. . . Over the holidays the metal cups disappeared from nine putting greens. Bingham hasn't been able to locate new ones yet, so he's using tomato cans lor the holes. Service Supply llaspn Chronister, former 220- yard dash champion at the U. ol Maryland, is a prisoner in the hands of the Japs. He was on Batnan, and with water on three sides, he couldn't outrun 'em. . . . That doesn't explain how corne Mario Tonelli, f o r m e r Notre Dame and Chicago Cards footballer, also was taken prisoner. . . . Pvt. Sy Pizzutelli of Scott Field, 111., ought to claim some sort of record for athletic versatility. He used to ride in motorcycle races, played soccer for the MonongalicUi, Pa., team, football for Washington and Jefferson, caught for his home-town baseball club, won the lightweight boxing championship of central Pennsylvania and was horseshoe pitching champion o£ a church league. Help Wanted Hugh McDermott, Oklahoma football scout who says he rode everything but a horse to get to games on time last fall, says the toughest trip was to the Kansas State-Texas clash. . . . After hours of riding through the darkness, the bus rolled to a stop. The driver turned with a frustrated look on his face and asked: "Does anybody here know the way to Austin?" Cleaning (he Cuff Greg Rice picks Notre Dame's Ollic Hunter as the next great distance runner. . . . Geary Stet- fcn, Jr., who was promoted from a barrel-jumper to become Sonja Hcnie's new skating partner is the son of Willie Ritchie, the old lightweight champion who never went in for waltzes. JOHAWKSDROP KENSETT, 37-11 Hold 17-7 Lead at Half; Colloton High Scorer Jobzwks Kin H - v ' Chute Pnttce Cannella Colloton Kruegcr Cnhalatl Coylo Ncttleton Casey BO*X SCORE |Ken»lt - 3 1 1 7iJenscn 3- 1 4 SjKodtvedt 1 0 - 3 21UIK1S 4 2 2 lO^Hoscn 5 1 0 llJLindflotl 0 0 0 nJClaRgct 0 0 0 olSallco 0 0 0 0 Holitctl 1 0 1 2 [Norland 0 0 0 0 Totals 16 5 8 37| Totals fe it ir i 2 ' 0 3 i l l O i l D o n 1 0 2 . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 II Q 0 0 0 0 ·i 3 7 t l The Hawks of St. Joseph rolled Tuesday night against the tough and towering team from Kcnsett, 31-11. The victors wheeled down floor on a fast break that snapped the Rockets time and again. Matched with their dazzling offense, the Blue and White had a crack defense that stopped the foe for three goals in the first half and a long bosket in the last. ¥ ·£ 35 The first quarter was waged in true battle-fashion. St. Joe swept in a basket Jo start the scoring. Kensett evened the count with a lonp one and edged ahead for a G-5 lead at the end of that period. * * ¥· In the second the Johawk tide began to roll as it cracked through five goals and a tree toss. The Rockets were shackled by the quick-break and a tight defense. They collected only a point when the score was 17-7 at the halftimc. The second half was sot under way in the same hard manner of the first and the Hawks just kept rolling with another 11 tallies. A swisher from way out by Kensett was its only marker for the third session.' * * * The final period came and Chute fouled out for Si. Joe, hut his males continued to rack 'em up as the lime was marked off. The second fives took over for each team in the final minute. * ¥ ¥ Collolon swing in 11 points with five goals and a free throw to lead the victors. Cannella collected his ten tallies by four baskets and a pair of free throws. King was the star at defense ami the floor play for St. Joe. Jensen nailed four points for Kcnsett on his two baskets. The Joettes rocked back from their Swaledale adventure and set aside a 24-16 victory over a Kensett sextet that fought every inch o£ the way. A withering scoring spree by R. Burris of St. Joe blacked out Kcnsett's 9-6 halftimc edge and gave the Jo- ettes their needed'lead. R. Burris. a freshman, hit pay- dirt for 14 points in her first game and led the Joettes to their The junking of the elaborate training trips that took the l(i major league clubs to bases in Florida, California and Texas was the most significant development of the emergency session called to clear the war-time muddle in which baseball had found itself. Under the "Landis plan" for continued war-time operation the majors agreed to: * * * (1--Train e i t h e r in their home cities or as close thereto as possible and within the territory north of the Ohio and Potomac rivers and east of the Mississippi rivers, excepting the St. Louis clubs which may condition any place in Missouri. (2)--Play a 154 game schedule opening on April 21 and closing Oct. 3. (3)--K e d u c e man-mileage wherever possible during the regular season and use the type of railway equipment that Is least congested. (4)--Ask clubs voluntarily to reduce the size of their traveling squads. * * * The only club which definitely announced after tho joint meeting that it would train in its home park was the Philadelphia Athletics. Connie Mack, veteran owner and manager of the Athletics, said: "We trained at home for the 1919 season and lost only two days because or bad weather. I believe we can do it again without seriously handicapping us." Tile Boston Red Sox will work at Tufts' college, Medford, Mass., and the Brooklyn Dodgers probably will condition at Yale university, New Haven, Conn. The Pittsburgh Pirates reported they had two sites under consideration and would announce a choice "within a week." The St. Louis Browns .-and World Champion Cardinals indicated they might stay home rather than go the shoj-l distance south permitted under the agreement. The two Chicago clubs, the Cubs nnd White Sox will go to French Lick, Ind. Landis' solution of the travel problem was interpreted as a "middle of (he road" course that would satisfy both owners and outside critics. The clubs conserve considerable spring travel mileage without sacrificing any of the lucrative regular season dales. * The Bucks have shown cxccp- ionally good early season form, iul it isn't entirely safe to rate them on those showings because 'lie dismal performances the quintet turned in last season, when it figured to be a distinct title threat are still fresh in mind. Ohio State finished in ninth place in the conference standings year ago, with four victories and 11 defeats for one of the poorest records compiled by a team coached by Harold C Olsen in the 21 seasons he's been Hrecting the Buck cagers. This season Ohio Slate has won three games and lost two. The victories were over Ohio Wesles-an 11 to 29, Pittsburgh 48 lo 44 and Kentucky 45 (o 40. The losses were to Great Lakes 49 to 46 and Rochester 53 to 52. The Bucks suffered a serious setback to their season's hopes sifter the second game of the schedule when Bob Shaw, the burly six-foot-lhree-inch center, was declared ineligible because of scholastic deficiencies. Shaw scored 39 points in the two games ho played and appeared headed for a great season. After Shaw's departure Coach opened April 13 and closed Se 2G. The new sc-heduie likewise contains 24 weekends and three east-west in lev-sectional trips. the meeting. Eddie'Collins, general manager of the Boston Red Sox, led a faction which sought an April 27 opening. "We're in the worst spot in the league for drilling outdoors in the spring," Collins said. "We favored a late opening, but were beaten on it." The adopted schedule conforms on most points to that the majors have played since 1920. The lone change likely will be to move up the final game of many five game series to create synthetic doubleheaders and furnish an extra day for team travel on long jumps. All clubs, except the Washington Senators, were represented at ihe meeting. Clark Griffith, Washington owner, remained home to attend a stockholders meeting. St. John's of Bancroft Trounces Grant, 55-15 BANCROFT--St. John's of Bancroft smothered a hapless Grant five, 55 to 15, here Tuesday night. The Bancroft team built up a 28 to 7 h a l f t i m e lead that proved more than enough, and it coasted in the rest of the way. Billy Deitering topped all scorers for the evening with H points followed by Tommy Foth and Don Froehle with 13 apiece. E. Kclley was high point man for Grant with six points. The St. John's second team made the evening complete bv whipping the Grant yearlings, 17 to 6. CLOSE-TO-HOME Buckeyes Rated Dark Horse BASES ORDERED in Bi S Ten Basketball Chase * up win. N. Johnson marked ut , nine tallies for Kensett by three baskets and three free tosses. FIGHT RESULTS (Uy The Associated I*rcss JERSEY CITY. N. J.--Cnnnonball Gih- TM». 123. New York, outpointed Pccu-cc Lc\vj;.. 120. Baltimore, Hot BUFFALO. N. V._Bobby McQuillan. 137. !.ick;nvannn. P,i.. stopped Chris Di- mi77.ion. 141. Niagara Faljc r l i NEW YORK--Phil Tcrranova, 127, New- York, slopped Johnny Dell, 127, New York. 1.6). LOS ANGELES -- Henry Armstrong. 1,. Los Ancclos. outpointed Jimmy Jlc- H7, Los Ansclcs, (10). Major Clubs Seek Training Sites COLUMBUS, Ohio, U.R--The migma of the Big Ten basketball Olson was left with five lettermen. The veterans are Captain H-cddio Miller, Max Gecowets and Bud Wise, forwards: Lou Trabitz, center; and Jim Siinms, guard. Millet- and Gecowets have taken the s t a r t i n g forward berths with the center and guard jobs going to Sophomores Jack Dugser"'Dick Shrider and Gene Fekete. Gecowels played guard last season and rated among the conference's top scorers with 133 points. He's been moved to forward to capitalize fully pn his point-making ability. Gecowets is one of the league's flashiest performers and a constant threat with liis favorite one-handed push shot. In several games last season Miller looked like a brilliant performer, but he lacked consistency. The experience gained in the past two campaigns may steady him. Duggei- gained the starting nod :it center over the Veteran Trabitz after Shaw left the squad. Dugger needs polish, but has the size to be effective on rebounds. Ohio Slate inaugurates its conference schedule-against Indiana Saturday night at Bloomington. DiMag Says He's Been Misquoted SAN FRANCISCO, (fP) -- Joe DiMaggio, homo from a Reno visit with his estranged wife Dorothy, countered question with question when asked if he was making any plans for the forthcoming baseball season, and in so doing hinted he soon may enter war service. DiMaggio, however, indignantly denied statements credited to him in a telephone interview with a San Francisco newspaper Tuesday morning. The newspaper quoted him that "Spring training won't concern me this year," and suggested he expects to retire. "I was asked such questions as, 'Wouldn't it be harder to get into condition in New York than in Florida':" 1 said that spring training wouldn't bother me any-meaning that I always kept myself in good condition during the winter, and that it wouldn't be hard for me to get into shape, no matter where we trained. "Naturally, it's easier to get into condition in Florida than ;!. would be closer to New York--that's why ball clubs go to Florida." Joe would not say he had been nightclub singer-wife would patch up their differences, although she said Tuesday night that "it's al- to change her mind." Boliver Squeezes by Armstrong Five, 27-25 ARMSTRONG--A visiting Boliver five came through with a close victory over Armstrong Tuesday night, 27 to 25. Boliver managed to net two points more than Armstrong in the second half, and give it its margin of victory. Halftimc score was a 14-14 lie. The Armstrong girls, however, downed Boliver. 38 to 28, in the opening game of the evening. A. A. TO MEET CHICAGO, I.'T)-- The American Association will meet Wednesday to deliberate methods of travel curtailment and other wartime plans for 19-53. Bomber Will Become Papa This Month CHICAGO, (U.R)--When Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis grins and hands out cigars later this month he won't much care whether "it's a boy or a girl." Either will be welcome and Joe and his wife, Marya. are taking no chances in expressing a preference between a son or a daughter. In any case it will be Junior." ,,.',' If il ' s a 1)0 -V'" Marva said, at 11 naturally he Joe, Jr If it's a girl, it will he named Jtarva Louis, Jr.--that was Joe's suggestion. It doesn't matter lo me which it is. Joe is anxious for cilhcr a boy or a girl." # * « The baby is expected sometinn between Jan. 15 and 25 in Chicago, where Mrs. Louis is living to be near her family while Jo is stationed at Camp Riley, Kan. If the baby is Joe, Jr., he won't be a fighter. lUarva said. * «·· * "I'm afraid he wouldn't he as good as his father," she said, "anil besides Jne thinks there arc so many other things he could do that would be much easier, .loc thinks hoxing would be too tough for him." Mrs. Louis, who is 2G, hopes that Joe can be with her when the baby comes, but that may not be possible. He was with her at Christmas, then went to New York on business and presently is in Detroit visiting his mother who is ill vyith pneumonia. In Detroit, Joe concurred in Marva's plans for the Louis heir. ''She's the mother.'' lie said, "and that makes her the boss. If the baby is a boy, and she doesn't w a n t him to be a prize fighter, that's all right with me," Spotlight Sports By Roger Eosciiblum Will Report to New Team Whirlaway's retirement from "acing, announced T u e s d a y , n-omptcd us to dig into the files and sec just how his earnings and general record compared with that all-time great, Man O' War. t\nd somehow, as great as Whirly is, he never seemed to uive tho all-around appeal of Man O' War. As Babe Ruth is to baseball and Bill Tilden to ten- lis, so Man O' War was lo racing. His name was a household word. * * * Even years after liis retirement he never lost the appeal that had made him so popular. Thousands of persons journeyed to liis stable annually. * * * Man O' War retired to stud at the end of his third year. Whirl- away is completing his fifth year. And while Whirly has earned over a half million dollars in liis time, Man 0' War netted his owners $24a,4Ca i n his stint.,Taking into consideration, however, that the purses in 1919 and 1320, when Man O' War was having his day, wore considerably smaller tha'n today, he compiled quite a total. In those days the elite Saratoga iiandicap was worth only. $7U0. The largest purse ever offered, Man O' War won--$80,000. That was a Canadian race at Kenilworth. Man O' War gained his greatest reputation as a, three-year old, winning the Treakness, Withers, Belmont. Stuyvesant Handicap, Dwycr, Miller, Travers. L a w r e n c e Realization, Jockey Club Slakes and Potomac Handicap. His earnings in this year 1920) totalled $16G,- 140. * * * The famed chestnut lost only one race in hjs two-year turn. That was in the six furlong Sanford Memorial stakes at Saratoga when Upset lived up to its name by winning out by n half-length. At that, Man O' War forced his rival to travel, the three-quarters in 1:11 1-5--a faster time than the super horse ever recorded in winning the same distance. Weight or distance made little difference to him. He raced every distance from five furlongs to a mile and five-eighths, and seemed to take a delight in leaving his opponents far behind. In the 1920 Lawrence Realization he beat Mrs. Walter M. Jeffords' Hood- w i n k by nearly a quarter of a mile. * * * Nine times he carried 130 pounds or over, and each time came through in front. On one occasion lie carried 138 pounds on his back. That was in the Potomac Handicap at Havre DC Grace in 1920. In the Stuyvesant Handicap at Jamaica he toted 135. * # * He set new records in five distances--the mile, mile and an eight, mile and three-eighths, mile and a half and mile and five- lighths. In a Canadian race against Sir Barton it is said lie nearly broke the pari-mutuel machines. He jaid 32.20 lor S2, the shortest odds possible under the racing laws ot .lie Dominion. Thousands of dollars poured into the machines, really making the odds less than 'the payoff showed. Whatever Whirlaway's claim to fame, and admittedly he has some, we don't feel he comes close to matching the record of Man O' War, a real great. Lt. Charley Gehringer, Detroit Tiger baseball veteran who is taking the field for a new team--the navy air corps --this season, looks over pictures of himself and Tiger mates at Bnggs stadium, Detroit, where he stopped to say farewell before leaving for the Chapel Hill, N. Car., pvc- llignt.schaol. He will be a physical instructor. Additional Sports on Market Page GLASS GLASS FO'R EVERY PURPOSE · OBSCURE GLASS · WINDOW GLASS · STRUCTURAL · AND PLATE For Store Fronts, Desk Tops and Dresser Tops DAVEY AND SON 152n«i5. W. Phone 874

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