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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 1939 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE 11 EAST: Will Hold Whip, Hand in Year's Derby Run Out of the Pressbox AL BY MITCHELL Question-Mark for Dizzy The first month of the spring training season has ended with the condition of Dizny Dean's ailing right arm as great a mystery as ever and no telling when the verdict will be known. For once, not even Diz himself had an answer. For the past week his legs have been so sore he and other members of the Chicago Cub squad have temporarily forgotten the $185,000 arm. The case is a bit confused, but it is built on the fact that Dean can't test the arm until the legs heal first. t * * - * * * The affliction is known to baseball men as "sMn splints." The limbs become sore and the soreness ts accompanied oy sharp, needlelike pains. It usually Is a, spring ailment, coming: after a winter of little activity, but it may be a treacherous one. The afflicted player must simply wait for sunlamps, liniments and exercise to take their course. The "splints" have retarded Dean's pitching exercises because he 1[1= 1011 wl can't shift his- entire weight on his right, then left leg during the fav o,.i te E j strain of a windup. What work lie has done has been slow, soft toss- l o w n " ' one ing. Nobody is certain just when he'll be able to tear loose with a ' fast one. S * * 4 4 * Manager Gabby Hartnett says Dean may become tiie strongest pitcher 01; his staff, or he may be a total loss. "I haven't the slightest idea of when Dean will he ready," he said. "I'm merely following orders of the doctors. · Diz wants to work and says lie can. But I can't disregard orders. As soon as I set a so-ahead signal, we'll have a test. We all want to know definitely. There won't be ajay advantage to dragging the issue out." * * * * * .» The issue was dragged out last season when the big right-hander worked only 75 innings, ail told. He won seven games and lost one. substituting control and cunning for his once sizzling speed, and giving rise to the phrase "nothing ball." This year, however, Hartnett intimates that Diz must be able to go the route and go it otten. It is generally believed that until his arm is proved sound, Dean will not figure in Cub plans for this season. * * * * * · Time for Apologies? There seems to be some debate at the moment, as to whether the House of David basketball team that opposes Marshall and Swift of Mason City in two games this week is the original Benton Harbor, Mich., crew with the flowing hair, or the North Iowa boys who come from Swea City country. If we're in error, humble apologies. They'll be good games, anyway, * * * » » « CHATTER: \Vc$ley high school's girls defeated Luverne in a basketball game . . . to win a turkey dinner . . . after they lost to Luverne in tournament play. Coach Dorothy Bender, Rosamond Eckstein and Dorothy Shannahan were hostesses . . . : * S * * * Two Mason Cityans, George Wood and Thomas Freestone, were players in the biggest college basketball tournament in the midwest this season. Wood played with Sigma Nu, fraternity Class B champion "in the Iowa State college intramural tournament, while Freestone was a member of Sigma Chi's winning Class B freshman team. More than 350 tournament games, with 1,500 players competing, were required to decide the championships this year. \ · , « * e * * fc : Unless someone has figures to offer to prove me wrong, I'm Willing to concede Marvin Groen of Meservey high school the North Iowa individual basketball scoring title for this season. The husky Cerro Gordo boy has counted an even 250 points, to total more than 700 for three seasons . . . he might have had more, but only got three years of competition, because there was no team at Meservey when he was a freshman. EL CHICO RATED BEST IN WINTER LIST ON CLASSIC Johnstown Also Ready for 65th Running of Historic Contest By THOMAS H. NOONE United Press Kacine Editor NEW YORK, (U.fil--The e a s t probably will hold the whip hand in the 65th Kentucky derby, an inspection of -the winter book Chico, and of several Johns- second choices, disclosed Wednesday. El Chico, champion juvenile last year with seven victories in as many starts; is resting; at Bclmonl park after two abbreviated, but impressive, speed tests this week. Johnstown is bcins readied Tor his first distance trial of the season this Saturday in a workout at Aqueduct. Measuring 15 hands, two Inches, El Chico already has shed some of the 100 pounds he accumulated by easy living during the winter and is expected to weigh no more than 1,000 w h e n ' h e makes his bow to three-year-old society on April 29 in the S20,000-added Wood memorial stakes at Jamaica. Spreads Out, Grows Up Johnstown also runs in the same event and has spread out and grown a couple inches since last season. The bay son of Only 187 Bid for Jobs on Irish Eleven But Notre Dame's Football Fortune Isn't So Seedy By EARL inLUGAN Associated Press Snorts Writer SOUTH BEND, Ind.--Only 187 candidates came out for spring practice, the head coach didn't even show up and the Irish are in a "losing streak"--But don't jump to the conclusion the bottom has dropped out ot Notre Dame's football fortunes. For one thiiiff, you have Head Coach Elmer Layden's word for it that Noire Dame wilt have a team next Tall, and a "pretty good" one at that. For another, he insists ihat (he only reason he didn't show up at Tuesday's "public" showing of the Irish jridders was because of a cold. And lastly, that losing streak ran for just one game--and the Irish are going to be very stubborn about its being extended The 187 football hopefuls went through their paces for photographers and news reel cameramen Tuesday. No Record for Candidates While that number m i g h be considered a good sized gridiroi army by some football coaches, i by no means constitutes any rec ord at Notre Dame. In the days o the immortal Knute Hockne, som Writers Who Picked All-Staters e« zette Spoirts Mohawks Must Rebuild All of State Champion Team Whole Lineup, Trio of Pitchers Lost Through Graduation Coach Sutherland to Speak at Clinic Saturday Afternoon 'AMES--Iowa's reigning high I The loss of a starting lineup and school · baseball coach--Clayton j three top-tlight. pitchers, includ- "Chick" Sutherland of Mason City I ing seven all-state selection----will reveal some ot his secrets at [ that's the only problem Mason the statewide baseball and six- man football clinic at Iowa State college Saturday. Sutherland, coach of the 1037- i 38 state high school champion ! Mohawks, will address a ca- j pacity crowd of Iowa superintendents, coaches and athletes on "Infield Play--the Positions of Second, Third and Shortstop.'" A new six-man football clinic was inaugurated at Iowa State last spring by Athletic Director George F. Veenker, member of the national advisory board for the game. The baseball school is an innovation this year. Oil Magnate Will Fly Home to Join Champion Festival CRESTON, (iP)--Frank Phillips, oil millionaire and one o£ Creston's most distinguished former residents, will join the men whose hair he used to cut in feting' the community's state h."gh school basketball champions Thursday. Persons arranging the celebration announced Phillips, now a resident of Bartlesville, Okla., would fly here to participate in the festivities. Older men and women remember Phillips as a barber who left here in 1902 and went to Oklahoma, where he engaged in various activities, finally becoming head of the oil firm that bears his name. Phillips will be among the City high school has to face as the Mohawks turn to defense of their Iowa baseball title this spring. It's quite a problem at that-but four dozen boys are going to do their best to match strides with their older brothers this; year. Early indoor workouts have brought that number of Mohawks into action, with several more dependables yet to come from the basketball squad. Lost by graduation are Bob Woodward, Jack Wallace, Tony Aecurso, Harris Dillabough and Jim Cookman, who played the plate and infield jobs last season. Also gone are Bob Cookman, Ken Bruner and Orin Thompson, outfielders, as well as .lack Shire, Woody Soils and Walt EauClaire, who with Dillabough were the mound mainstays. Back from the state tournamen squad of last season arc Pau Espinosa, hard-hitting fieldei Maurice Cooper, who has had in field, outfield and pitching chore to do: Ken Christiansen, catchei and Jim Haensch, who held variei infield jobs. All had added experience, wit Mason City's American Legio Jamestown-La France stands an inch above El Chico and will weigh about 50 pounds move than the Chestnut John P. Grier-La Chica colt for his first start of 1939. Both are the picture ot equine health. If you want to believe their handlers, the derby will be a two-horse race between this pair with the others ill it just for the exercise and third-place money. "El Chico is ready for competition right now," Matt Brady, chief trainer of Owner William Zicgler, Jr.'s pretentious stable, said. "He's as solid as the Rock of Gibraltar and loves to run. His work of four furl on ITS this week was only a grallop and lie could have stepped the distance four seconds faster " than the fifty seconds he was timed in. He's a colt which improves with training and I'd welcome the derby tomorrow, barriuu accident of course." The derby will be run on May 6 and Brady has been wrong before. About hall a dozen years ago, the writer remembers he was just as enthusiastic at a similar time over a horse named G o o d Godds, or something, and the. beetle didn't even show. Woodward Stable Confident At William Woodward's Beiair Stud stable at Aqueduct, the same confident air prevails. Trainer James (Sonny) Fitzsimmons stood by while Jimmy Stout, who rode Johnstown in all his 12 starts last ear, said: "El Chico is a game olt, but no gamer than Jo_hns- wn." "If you don't believe me o take a look at the records." "You .will see that Johnstown [leaded El Chico in the stretch of the .junior championship last September. Tliat was the only time the champion ever was headed. In that race my mount had more early fool than El Chico and in several subsequent races he proved he was a flyer. He's good and plenty fast. I'd welcome the derby tomorrow." But Stout, too, may be a littl oo confident at this stage of th game. Both horses are definite DON PICKELL ON TOP OF SCORING FOR LOCAL TEAM Junior Forward Leads Way With 30 Points in State Contests 300 candidates reported one spring But · iaydeu, upon learning that enough players had showed up for scrimmage, promptly issued the statement that the Irish would be on hand at all their nine scheduled games next fall. "But the opposition is going to be tough," he insisted. "We open with Purdue and I understand they've been hard hit by graduation--losing all ot five men. Carnegie Tech and Southern California also will be strong. Maybe we'll be able to make it interesting." Always Tough Saturday Notre Dame, somehow always manages to make it interesting. The Irish, however, would like to make things doubly interesting for Southern California, the team that whipped the Irish, 13 to 0, last Dec. 3, snapping an eight-game victory strong. Capt. John Kelly, right end, is Die only first string lineman to return. So Layden's big job ivill be to find linemen. Top fight backs are numerous Such tried stars as Ben Sheridan, Sports writers of Iowa Daily Press association newspapers took time off from counting ballots and tabulating votes for all-state high school basketball team candidates long enough for this picture at DCS Moines. Publication of the all-state learn will be made Friday in afternoon editions of the Mason City Globe-Gazette and other association newspapers. In the selection meeting arc, from left to right: Art Johnson, Ames T r i b u n e ; Bill BayUss, Burlington Hawkeyc-Gazelle; Burke Glllespie, Council Bluffs Nonpareil; E. M. Horning, Creston News-Advertiser: Loren Schultz. Iowa City Press-Citizen; Bruce Mathew, Oskalaosa Herald; Gene S. McGuire. Iowa Daily I'ress association manager. Ardeii Mills, Atlantic News-Telegraph; Jim Ryan, Clinton Herald; Ken M u r p h y , D u b u q u e Telegraph-Herald; Leo Lucas, Cedar Uaflldii Gazelle; John O'Donncll, D a v e n p o r t Democrat; Dour Lament, K c o k u k Gale City; Einmetl Mowery. Otturmva Courier; D. L,' Clones, Centerville Igwecian; Al Mitchell, Mason City G l o b e - G a z e t t e : Georre Hlnshaw. Marshalltown Times-Republican, and Ed Moore, Waterloo Courier. Iowa Dally Press association photo) Play This Season Is Basis for All-State Cage Picks Juniors of 1937-38 * Must Be Good loi- Places on Squad By FKANK. NYE Imva Daily Press Association DES MOINES -- They can't ride on their reputations--those four juniors who made the Iowa Daily Press association high school basketball team in 1938. They've got to be every bit as Final Reckoning Pickell t .. :olloton f-g Irisblne e .. Cooper e . luinphrcy c Challas g * Jarbour [-c Major £ Shots FG 44 13 53 11 31 4 SI FT FTM PF Pis. 3n 18 16 Sac City High Wins Sportsman Trophy After Finals Loss SAC CITY, (1DPA) -- Even though Sac City's Indians didn't bring home the state high school basketball championship from Des Moines last week there will be a "hot time in the ole town" next Monday afternoon. It's ail because the boys won an COLLINS ROLLS 640 KEG TRIO Three Teams Win in Sweeps at Bowling League's Contests A pair of three-game victories and a forfeit saw Blue. Hibbon Tavern, Decker Brothers and The Hub on the long end of the scores in Mason City's Bowling league Tuesday night. The Davey's won two games from Grain Belt Beer, while short- ide teams in other matches were Cozy Korner, Boyd Alleys and Lyons Cleaners. Decker Brothers' 2,900 total vas high for the night, while C. M. Collins rapped the sticks or a 640 series, with a 204-233-203 ombination. Collins' second game vas the high single. good as they were last year to I award that they prize almost as Harry Stevenson, Bob Saggau, Steve Sitko, Joe Thesing and Milt Piepul give Notre Dame the nucleus of a strong attack. Iowa is on Notre Dame's schedule this year. team last season, as did many o the early squad members. Th squad includes: OUTFIELD--Paul Espinosa, Joe Garci: Arnold Hoveland. Colin Newman. Me vin -Spencer. Sam Poulos, Lyle Anderso Robert Fencook. John Corhett, Jam IMcKaiff, George Pappas, Norman Al bun'. INFIELD--Jim Humphrey. Dale Fox. Actual Pins j Jim Haenscli. Cecil Molt. Pete lla^Tpopo- Handicap .. ! Ions. Claude Sncll. Alphonsc DiMarco. I , - . . , . , , I Bill Colloton. Loren Klein. Calvin H u f f . I Total Pin- speakers at the day-long cele- | Vc ricn siiarp. Harold Owen H O I - | hreats among the list of 115 lominees but any number of hings can happen between now and derby day. Their respective conditions appear perfect and heir trainers and handlers methods in bringing t h e m thus far are faultless. But, the derby still ,s six weeks away. HONOR GIRLS LYNNVILLE, f/P) -- The Lynn- villc high school girls basketball team, which won third place honors at the 1939 state girls tournament, is to be honored at a community banquet here Thursday night. Palo Alto 4-H Boys Play for Court Win I'ALO ALTO COUNTV 1-11 Basketball Tournament At CYLINDER M o n d a y Games 6:30--Vcrnor. vs. Rush Lake. 7:40--Nevada vs. Freedom. 8:30--Fairfield vs. Lost Island. EMMETSBURG--Farm Bureau officials Tuesday announced the pairings for the Palo Alto county boys' 4-H club basketball tournament, to be held in the Cylinder high school gymnasium next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Seven townships have entered teams, with Fern Valley drawing a bye in the first round. Semifinals will be played Tuesday night, with final and consolation games on Wednesday. Western Union Head Joins Buena Vista LE MARS, f/P)--Western Union college students Wednesday were circulating petitions urging Coacl Clyde Drury to reconsider hi resignation to accept a simila post at Buena Vista college. Drury, former Iowa State Teach crs college athlete, resigned Tues day. He will begin his new dutie Sept. I. rate recognition on the 1939 team. As a matter o£ fact they've got to be even better, for this last season each of them was a marked man, because of having been chosen in 1938. In other words, the Iowa Daily Press association team is made up of players whose ability over the season just ended is considered. The 1,800 coaches and officials who ballot on the team are asked not to consider the boys' playing ability in any other season. So those four boys--Jim Thynne of Sac City, Russell Hirt of Iowa City, Leo Cornwell of Rolfe and Ben Trickey of Marshalltown-must be as good or better than during the 1S37-3B season, if they repeat on the all-state this year. Thynne made the first team al center last year while Hirt copped one o£ the two second team center positions. Trickey and Cornwel! both were awarded third team forward posts. All of the other 2( honored players were seniors and 17 of them are attending Iowa in- titutions of higher education a resent while two did not go to ollegc. City League Bowling KOZV- KORNER Players -- 1st 2nd 3rd Tot. Av, 191 153 191 533 17S 153 149 1« 449 150 11C 170 124 472 137 143 200 148 491 163 143 160 140 443 148 W. Duncan Humphrey J. Duncan Toinby F. Duncan EDO 832 748 2-T90 LYONS CLEANERS (FORFEIT) THE HUB Players -- 1st 2nd 3rd Coo ..... ...... 1S-T 155 155 T.. steph.-m ...... 128 149 133 Frcnicord ....... 138 U8 125 Stevenson ....... 197 150 13? Ikcnbcrry ....... 181 217 123 Don Pickell. who earned DID same scoring honors thvough the regular season, again was Mason City high school's scoring leader in four state finals tournament basketball games, a check ot the records revealed Wednesday. The junior forward, who scored 131 points during; scheduled games this year, counted 30 markers in the sessions of the Iowa high school championship event at Drake university, Des Moires, last weekend. Close behind Pickell was Bill Colloton, with a 27-point total. Pickeil's figure was good enough to earn third position among the tournament leaders, who were paced by Blazin' Ben Trickey of Marshalltown with 37 points. Bob Brisbine was the meet's ree-throw champion, with 10 per- ect tosses against five misses at he chanty line. Maurice Cooper, Brisbine and olloton were Mason Cityans entioned in a 11 - tournament cam selections by Associated s and United Press services. highly as the state title--a sportsmanship award offered by the Iowa Daily Press Association and ts 27 member newspapers. Take the words of Coach Martin C. Brandes. "That sportsmanship trophy. was like a ray of sunshine out of a storm cloud," he said in a voice quavering with emotion when he learned that Sac City had been voted the trophy. "The kids have been awfully low after tliat Mason City same, but receiving that trophy is going to. do a lot. 1 just hope we were deserving:." There isn't much doubt but that the boys were deserving. At least not in the minds of the players on the other 15 finalist teams, for it was these players who voted the trophy to the Indians--chiefly because of their sportsmanlike attitude in taking an unexpected whipping from Mason City, 22 to 17, in the quarterfinals. So everyone in town interested in basketball is planning to be present at the student assembly at Double-Y Class to Play Friday Night The Double-Y mixed badminton class will play Friday night a the Y. M. C. A. courts, it was an nounced Wednesday by Physica Director Herb Templin. Legion Golfers to Meet This Friday Members of the American Legion Community golf club will hole! their spring meeting at 8 o'clock Friday night. The business session, including elec tion of officers, will be held in the office of President Howarc O'Leai-y, 200 North Federa building. 1:30 p. Monday, when Karl Melcher, business manager of The Marshalltown Times-Republican I he added. and president of the Iowa Dai Press association, presents the Sa City team the 21-inch gold troph: "We've got to find a place tha big enough to hold everyone wh wants to see that trophy presen ed," Coach Brandes predicted. " seems like the whole town pla to turn out for the presentation and we want everyone to be there." Plans for the program will be announced in the next few days, -,ouis Halvorson on op in Table Meet OSAGE--Louis Halvorson de- eated Gardner Hutchins to win he Osage table tennis title in a ocal tournament, winning the inal men's singles match, 21-16, 6_21, 20-22, 21-18, 21-14. Harland Butters won the junior ingles and the mixed doubles vere topped by Mary Ann Moore and Leon Lindley. Sports Calendar Wednesday--Basketball, Nalional Catholic toumam«nt, Loyola university, Chicago. Bowline. Women's league. Bowling. Standard Oil league. Thursday--Basketball. National Catholic tournament, Loyola university, Chicago (Holy Family competes). Bowling. Decker Plant leacue. Order Your SUIT or TOPCOAT Now ... For Easier New Sprine Patterns Now on Display MADE T O M E A S U R E Suits-TOPCOATS-0 COATS /^ *EO. TAI !_' 105 E. STATE P H O N E 498 al Pins ... bration honoring the basketball players who brought tiie state title here by defeating Diagonal, a neighboring school, last -weekend.- WRESTLING RESULTS (By tJntled Tress) NEW YORK--Karol Krauscr, Poland, pinned George Becker. Germany. ] brook. Frank Haddy. Bob Wallace. Jack ] Pl.i Arcli. George Gooder. Ernie Aldricll. ! D u n t ! CATCHERS--Kcu Christiansen. Dick ^ Krejci. Ernie AU. Bob Gamble. Clint TVtorpIiew. Ike Klllian. PITCHERS--Maurice Cooper. Trcd Ai'! royo. Slrvc O'Brirn, Al Polacck. .lay Brown. Bud Burgess, Bob Yaiikovich. Actual Pn Ernie Rtmkcy. Handicap To'.al Pins Basketball Marshall-Swift vs. House of David · WEDNESDAY night at Joice · THURSDAY night at New Hampton Rake High to Use New Baseball Park RAKE--Work has begun to make a baseball diamond on an eight-acre athletic field purchased last fall for all high school and municipal athletic activities. FIGHT RESULTS (By The Associated Press) WHITE PLAINS. N. Y.--Irish Johnny McKnlc. I50',i. Brooklyn, outpointed Larry Kclhim. 154!i. Buttc. Mont.. 'Si. ! ROCHESTER -- P a t s y Pcrroni. 1S.1. Cleveland, outpointed Pete Tamaloni. 185. Buffalo. i 3 i . NEW BEDFORD. Mas.-.--Genrcc Henry. 147. Miiivaukcc. omprin1crf Buster Car- toll, US, Lowell, Mass., (10). 87:, 907 82-T 2615 872 Kir.r.O.N T A V K R N j 3rd Tol. Av. S32 134 | 474 1SB · 464 155 [ 138 140 151 211 B.i2 73 154 179 167 IS!) 17fi 2fi2.-, 87.1 219 7.T ' Plavors-- !\Vall IJITM- Davcy Kolh Collins i n i l 923 908 2344 313 BOID ALLEYS Plavcrs -- 1st 2nd 3rd Newman ........ 131 159 159 Slcil ............. 142 145 15fi Householder ..... 124 176 147 Stoddard ........ 106 139 126 Miller ........... 173 121 170 Actual Pins ... 67S 740 758 Handicap ..... 120 120 120 Tot. Av. ·!« ISO 443 148 447 149 371 124 466 155 2176 725 360 120 Tola! Pins ---- 798 S60 878 2336 845 DECKER BROTHERS Players -- 1st 2nd 3rrt Tot. Av. Decker .......... 152 Sou-lcs .......... 202 Schrocder ....... 132 Senn ............ 193 Ratlitf .......... 153 187 185 173 513 531 177 405 135 616 205 1 -15 172 t ... 003 928 779 DAVF.VS 1st 2nd 3rd ...2151 193 214 ... 205 201 170 ... 169 217 160 ... H6 170 163 ... 204 233 203 ... 925 1014 916 ... 14 14 14 Tol. Av. 60S 203 576 192 546 182 435 161 640 213 2355 952 42 14 . 939 lf»28 930 2897 966 GRAIN BELT BEER Players-- 1st 2nd 3rd Cordlc 179 Gates 1S9 Clausen 138 Marsh 145 Weber .:.'. 188 166 163 156 221 156 1S9 161 170 182 14S Tot. Av. 533 173 566 169 463 154 476 159 516 172 Actual Pins Handicap .. . 839 . 86 871 2554 86 258 , 925 927 960 2812 937 Pins ... 334 HKr " 10") 105 105 Total Tins ..... 939 935 S76 DECORAH MEET SET DECORAH--Decurah will be 2-s5 5621 i, (KS t i 0 b ow lcrs from Minnesota. ..'.!_._ I Wisconsin and Iowa Saturday and 2900 967 ' Sunday at a tri-state tournament. Drink oca Delicious and / Refreshing / Your schedule needs the pause that refreshes On. the job you've got to keep your wits about you. So it pays to be refreshed. A little minute for an ice-cold bottle of Coca-Cola now and then leads to better work . . . better done. MASON CITY COCA-COLA BOTTLING CO. 701 SOUTH FEDERAL

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