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Ft. Dodge, Rooseve/t Clubs Here MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 1945 13 The National Football league Is, we feel, making a wise decision in deciding to postpone, probably until' summer,, the annual player draft and action concerning the granting of new franchises. The ^future of the game is at b e s 1 ^shaky, and the best move right mow is no move at all. From here it looks like basebal (will suffer worst of all, should ; congress pass a "work or fight' edict directed at 4-Fs. The majority of ball players on major leasrue rosters are either 4-F or discharged servicemen, and should they be withdrawn, the national pastime might just as well close up shop for the duration. .The suggestion made by the Touchdown · club in Washington the other'day,' asking for a complete blackout .of sports .if it will help speed up the war'effort, was a forthright bid for clarification Ipf sports' status. Thus far, it has Jbeen/ classed as not non-essential fwork, yet has not been-put in the [same category as either essential b or'non-essential. liMorale Mohawks Face Big 7 Foes Over Weekend By ROGER ROSENBLTOI ' ' Globe-Gazette Sports Editor A big, veteran Fort Dodge club seeks-to spoil Mason City's undefeated Big Seven conference record here Friday night in the first of 2 weekend contests on tap for the Cardinal and Black. Saturday night another loop opponent--Roosevelt high Sports i definitely contributes Csomething to morale among our servicemen. That's not a m e r e j j platitude--it's a statement of fact. f j Why else would the government (7 take the trouble to short-wave the World Series, the various bowl i games and other'sporting events to our men overseas? Why would jthe government . send groups of i major league ball players overseas to entertain our troops if it 1 were'not contributing to morale? of Des Moines-- tests Coach* Bud Suter's men on the homej floor. .-. · The Mohawks are on top of the conference pack by virtue of Z victories over North Des Moines and East Des Alpines, with the Dodgers - trailing in second place with a mark of 4 triumphs and 1 loss. Fort Dodge's only defeat came at the hands of North Des Moines. 33-31, iu the conference opener. The Sutermen will be seeking to maintain their record of never having failed to win at least a share of the loop bauble since the Big Seven circuit was organized. And Fort 'Dodge will be no pushover. Coach Bud McKinstry's warriors have 4 starters back from last year's club. Returning are forward George Knack, all- state fullback selection, a hard- driving man standing well over the -foot mark; Junior Jansen, TM i ' Perhaps the matter of morale is I unimportant as compared to the J urgency of getting athletes into f essential work. We don't know. ' Only .Washington does, and the ' sports world is waiting for official .' word from the nation's capital city. !· We hope that word will be given without further delay. We doubt seriously if the government will order the cessation of. sports. Too much in its'favor has already been. stated publicly by government officials and officers in the service : as regards its definite training value for men about to enter the armed forces. Athletic Training '. In World war I the better physical condition of our men was laid to the contribution of sports. In this war, the navy is spending i thousands of dollars on almost T : purely sports activities in training its aviation cadets! Your navy pre- f light schools were established mainly for the purpose of making tlie embryo flyers the toughest physical specimens in the world "through an intensive period of athletic training -- cross-country, football, wrestling, boxing, hand- to-hand, gymnastics, basketball, baseball, track. A trip through the Iowa Prc: Flight school will readily convince \ you of what we say. Of course, : the pre-flight schools do not compete professionally, but it nevertheless is in the realm of athletics. \ In addition, athletics have not i. been, suspended in either England · or Canada. The English take a definite pride in themselves that ' they were able to maintain their , events despite blitzkriegs and buzz ; bombs. In face of that, we don't ; think Washington will order a ces- | sation of athletics. [ Will Hit Baseball If it goes through with the work; or-fight legislation, some sports ! (notably baseball) will feel the !! effect. Pro football not so much, 'i because it is only a once-a-week V. activity, and players can take war ·t'f jobs during the week and still play ·if? on Sundays. Practices could be I- held at night. Hockey is not worried, because most of its players come from Can_ ada. and are not subject to United "·-States draft laws. College snorts will be hit least of all. Despite the ' fact that 4-F students make up a large part of the teams, many athletes are in school in service programs. Civilian students are mainly in "the under-18 age group that is not j, affected by the draft. Basketball, ' requiring only a minimum of manpower, probably can carry on unimpaired. Football also can get by with what is available. You know that, for Iowa's Hawkeyes have done it for the past 2 seasons, Watch Washington In spite of all that has been said here, the only sure way of knowing what will happen is to keep your e3 T e on Washington, and any news that can be gleaned' from I the white house or the office of { war mobilization or the war man- I power commission. I We hope the president or Jim- { my Byrnes acts, one way or another, in the very near future. And whatever the decision, you can be sure the sports world will get behind it, 100 per cent. high-scoring forward who poured in 16 points-against the Mohawks last-year; Center Merle Davidson, a big, rough e^foot, 3-inch player, and Billy Beers, Dodger iloor captain and .long shot specialist. The Dodgers are rated third in the northwest section"of the state 1 in the Associated Press, poll, a comparable rating to the Mohawks 1 .: Roosevelt,'-'Saturday's foe, has been an off-and-on team all season long. When the Rough Riders function, however, they can make it tough on any opponent. Knowing that he has a tough weekend in store for him, Suter has spent long hours this week preparing his charges for the double invasion. Defensive work has been given the main share of attention. Suter and Assistant Coach-Joe Rogers are striving .to tighten the Cardinal and Black defense to meet the scoring threat posed by this weekend's foes. Offense was not overlooked, however. Passing and plays were given a thorough going-over, but by Wednesday night Snter felt there still was room for improvement. Thursday the Cardinal and Black was scheduled to wind up workouts for the games. The sophomores, who have been defeated only once during the season, will be in action both Friday and Saturday evenings. Friday night the sophs will take on Hayfield, then jump back into action Saturday against Fertile. Both sophomore games will get under way at 7(o'clock, with the main event following at approximately 8:30. Decline of Free Throw Beats Bookies New York, (U.PJ--Coach Nat Hoi- man o£ the City college basketball team revealed Thursday that he had deliberately instructed one of his players, Bill Levine, to decline a free tliroiv in order to prevenl bookmakers from making a clean sweep on bets in the C. C. N. Y.- Syracuse game at Madison Square Garden Wednesday night. City college was a 6 to 8 point favorite, which meant that bookmakers had given Syracuse bettors 6 points, but had taken 8 points on bets l)y City college supporters. A the ume of the foul on Levine late in the game. City led by I points. Had Levine been permittei to shoot-and make the free throw the game probably would have ended with City college 7 points ahead, giving the bookmakers winning bets on both sides. "When it gets to the point whei bookmakers instead of- the coache try to ru* the game, college bas ketball will be in bad shape," Hoi man said. "This time I just hap pencil to know the betting odd and I didn't want to give them any satisfaction." . , JOHAWKS MEET SWALEDALE FIVE Play Out-of-Town Game Friday Night St. Joseph's cage club goes after victory number 6 Friday . night traveling to Swaledale for a doubleheader contest. In a 'curtain- raiser, the Joettes, St. Joe girls club, will take on the Swaledale girls. _ It will be the second contest of the week for the Johaivks. Tuesday night the Blue and White handed Northwood a 28-23 defeat on the hiffh school floor. The Johawks have dropped only 2 contests during the campaign-- COLLEGE BASKETBALL (By The Associated Frcas) EAST American TJ. "iG', Washington Cbllere 3 N»vjr :»; M»ry!ar.d 33. Sports Eyeing Baseball's Plans Floyd Bennett FItId Ftonliers Base City College (X.'T.) 48; Syracuse 4?. Columbia 41; F/ineelon 43. Penn Slate 50; Pentathlon Military of txJtD 29. St. Joseph's 58; New Castle Ferry Command 37, Villanova J; Franklin and IarshiU 37 AlbrJcbt 5;,- L«bi r h 47. Temple 58; Mnhlenberg 4". Pitt 59; Camejie Tech 45. St. Vincent's 21; California F*.) State Teachers 19, Tale 53; Trinity 41. Lafayette 61; Drew 42. U. S^ Merchant Marine Academy 60; Fnlon- Jr. College 2bV - ' - · · - · * · Brown 72; M, L T. 57. . West Virginia 65; I.onj bland 56. Penn 65; llrsinus M- Haverford 37; Dickinson ;£, Carlisle Barracks 44; Gettysburg 36. Rmrknell 37; Mlddleton 28. Cannon 01; Niagara 39, Butters SO; Rariton Arsenal 25. SOUTH Georgia Tech 41; GeorfU Navy Pre- L'Bht 3U. Emory and Hear? 39; Virginia Tech 34. Randolph Macon 41; Lynchboff 30. US- Car. Navy Prc-FHcht 49; Dnke 43. N*. Car. State 58; William and Miry 87. La n- son General Hospital CU; Georgia. 43. Virginia 43; Va, Military Institute 24, North Carolina 47; Davidson 3ft. Fort Bran 59; Wake Fote*t 33. MIDWEST Ohio Wrsley.n 49; WeosUr 4-1. Notre Dame 49; Iowa FrCf light 44. -Great Lak» 81; Glenvlcw Naval Air Station 59. Iowa Weslryan S4; Penn 3!. Indiana SUts 48; Valparaiso 41. Evansvllle 44; Central ,(Ind. Normal 3*. St. John's 3S; Concordia (Minn.) 30. Blytbeville Army Air Field 57; Ixikt- bocrne Air Base 33. Olathe Naval Base 32; Kansas City Tension Envelope Co. 28. Phillips 66 Offer* 33; Glennan Army Hospital 27. Bowling; Green GO; Denlson 43. Otterbein 54; Port Columbus 37. Uncoln AAF 56; Patterson Field 45. Scott Field 8U Jefferson Barrack* 30. WicftiU, Kans., Cessna 30; Enid Arrav Air Base 23. NCAA Meeting to Keynote Post-War Athletic Program * * * * * * * Dodgers Plan Team Until Direct Ban New York, (/Pi--The first real intimation that the baseball people expect to do business this year came Wednesday when Branch Rickey, president of the Brooklyn Dodgers declared that only a direct order from Washington would keep him from putting a team on the. field; wh (earn ive'Jl have,". Tie said, "but there'll be 25 players in Dodgers uniforms in April; Even if the 4-F's are drafted, we'll go with kids and over-age veterans if we'll have to." Columbus, Ohio, CU.R1 -- The National Collegiate Athletic association, faced with the responsibility oE perpetuating at least a token sports program for the duration and with making long range plans for the return o£ American doughboys, went into mentous annual history Thursday-. the most mo- meeting in its to Hampton and St. John's of Bancroft, but since those losses has come back strong. Jerry Coyle, out for a period, has returned to the lineup and teams at forward with Jack Casey. Frank Pattee holds down the center slot with Wally Zallek and Ray Colwell at the guards. The Joettes will have their hands full against the Swaledale girls. Last year Swaledale advanced to the state tournament at Des Moines. (ARTHRITIS) RHEUMATISM , Dr. R. W. Shnltz, D. 0. 218-219-220 First National Bank Bldg. s . FORMER . LOUIS BROWNS' WASN'T ON HAND TO HELP THE ' IN THEIR, PENNANT WINNING CAMPAIGN BECAUS HIS THS WOKLOS 0tWPWSF//f BUY MORE WAR, BONOS SPORTS ROUNDUP By HUGH FULLERTON New York, W}--As a result ot letting down the eligibility bars for navy trainees, some college athletic directors feel the situation may get out of hand after the war . . . . "Something ought to be done about it before we have another Carnegie investigation," one of them said . . . Just possibly he was annoyed because one of his few 4-F f o o t b a l l e r s had been "snatched" by another college . . , Baseball clubs are holding back on mailing contracts until the last minute this year, waiting to see what will happen about manpower ... a Baltimore newspaper estimates that city will lose aboul $75,000 this year if the bookies shut down because of the racing ban. That's about what is collected in fines each year. The Inside Track . . . The pyramid bowl football game between the base hospital Rebels and the w e a t h e r squadron Hurricanes scheduled for New Year's day ai Cairo, had to be postponed when it rained for about 30 hours before game time and flooded the field . . . Since rain is a rarity there, the hospital boys now are claiming that the weather squadron tried to stave off a defeat by finagling that radical change in the weather. Shorts and Shells . . . The Chicago White Sox made only one homerun in Boston all last season and the Red Sox didn't get any in Chicago Beulah, Mich., (pop 379) recently opened a S60.0QD bowling establishment . . . In 8 consecutive C h r i s t m a s hockey games, Eddie Shamlock of th Portland, Ore., Eagles never has failed to suffer facial cuts requiring from 3 to 17 stitches. Service Dept. . . . The grea Bainbridge, Md.. naval training center football team, winner of 1 straight games, will be completely disbanded within n couple o weeks . . . Billy Hillenbrand, ex Indiana ace who led the Fort Ben ning, Ga., infantry school footbal league in scoring, now is playing basketball against such stars a Gene Vance, former Illinois "whi_ kid," Les Peden of Texas A. anc M. and Milt Ticco of Kentucky. H. AND H. BOWLING G»mes Jan. 10 Men's Learne Won 1 X«Non P'ntfrs I (W3 4M rtf TV. Roth l"l, 1.". Women's League WoTM r*l" 7nfl 3r Maid Rilr 0 4;^ .V,S .I Oldham T«am 3 1". :,"· K L. Kerars 164; Cordes 414. 5nd 3rd H.C. Tot «i ·;·)·: is« 303 ·More,than 1,000 faculty representatives, football coaches and other collegiate sports personalities were scheduled to attend the 3 day sessions. The American Football Coaches association and the .College Physical.'· Education association held their annual meetings in connection with the V. C. A. A. sessions. Philip Q. .Badgeir of New York university? N? C. A. A. president, ounded the keynote for the meet- ngs when he said that paramount n the discussions -would be the plans for post war intercollegiate athletics. 'There' will be, a tremendous oom in the volume of intercol- egiate athletics in the post war period," he said. "The G. I Bill of Rights will bring hundreds of :ine, ambitious young men f r o m ' he battle fronts to v our college :ampuses and it is our job to nuild a suitable athletic program 'or them." Badger said that there would be considerable discussion of ivhat steps will be taken to keep collegiate sports in operation despite increased inroads of selective service for 4-F athletes. The rules committee of the Football Coaches association was expected to vote on proposed changes which were placed into effect successfully last season by eastern colleges. These include prohibiting the out - ot - bounds kickoff and the permitting of forward passes ,-mywhere behind the line of. scrimmage. The delegates will not act on any proposed changes, however, but will submit them to the N. C. A. A. rules committee which meets next month. The chief topic'on the agenda of the Physical Education association will be the rehabilitation of wounded veterans through participation in college athletics. NFL ADJOURNS UNTIL APRIL By JERRY LI SKA Chicago, JP)--The abrupt adjournment of the National football league's annual meeting has focused the dimming professional sport's spotlight on baseball. Notwithstanding, George Marshall, unpredictable owner of the Washington Redskins who walked out on the pro loop's final session Wednesday, the football moguls adopted a wait-and-see policy which the major league baseball leagues can't match. The baseball season beeins some 6 months ahead of the football season, a fact painfully evident to baseball owners who have little time to mull over the proposed national work draft and 4-F crackdown before they meet in New York Feb. 3. No official explanation for'the sudden adjournment of a 4-day session scheduled to last through Saturday was given by the footbal] league representatives. But they agreed to assemble again in New York the first week of April for their annual player draft and schedule making. It was apparent, however, thai the delegates realized they had picked a most inopportune time to hold the first draft meeting evei scheduled in January. In previous years it was held in April. This year's meeting date had been scheduled long before War Mo- bilizer Byrnes put the finger on 4-F athletes and President Roosevelt recommended a national Work draft. One of the league coaches who asked anonymity, probably expressed the attitude of all concerned, save Marshall, in (his way "It's a wise move. We are jus like the rest of the public--don' know a thing about what par Uncle Sam wants us to play in helping to win the'war. Until the government's wishes and desire are announced, I plan to si;n up every able-bodied player I can find in the best interests of my team and professional football' future. "You can always quit and i Washington tells us to, we will.' Marshall, long known as th league's stormy petrel, stompe out of an executive session an was not present when the ac journment vote was taken. He he] NORTH IOWA BASKETBALL it was in violation of the leagu constitution, which calls for unanimous vote before a meetin date can be changed. Little Cedar 38, Mclntire 29 Little Cedar--The tattle Cedar igh school basketball teams div- led wins with the Mclntire high chool on the.local floor. Mclntire iris won by a score of 21 to 5. however the Little Cedar boys ame back to avenge by a score of to 29. Norman McPhail was igh scoring man for Little Cedar hile Church and Haley counted p-high scores for Mclntire. Rock Falls Defeats Manly Manly--The Rock Falls cagers downed. Manly here, 28-23. The Railroaders made a strong come- lack in the last half, after trailing 6-5 at the intermission. Yost cored 12 points for Rock Falls, vhile Raecker had 10 for Manly. The Rock Falls girls won over he Manly lassies, 33-30. It was a lose contest throughout, with the ount being knotted several times h the 4th quarter. Helling fiad 15 oints for Rock Falls, while Cover ad 15 for Manly, and Solomon * Hanlontown Wins Dver Plymouth Hanlontoivn--The Hanlontown )0ys' basketball team defeated the D Iymouth .boys team at Hanlon- own. The final score was 36 lo 20 The half score was 19 to G. Arthur Vaage was high point man Cor Hanlontown with 11 points. HaV- man and Gast were high for Plymouth with 8 points each. The Plymouth girls defeated th Kanlontown girls 33 to 20. TiK half score was 11 to 8. Gilbertson was high for Hanlontown with 0 points. Seal-row WSE high for Plymouth with 14 points. Genevieve Bakken, a Hanlon town forward, severely injuret her knee in the game. * Rake Wins Over Elmore, 29-22 Rake -- The Rake bnsketba team defeated Elmore, Minn., her Wednesday night, 29-22. Elmor led at the intermission, 12-11. Tot scored 12 points for Rake, whil R. Smith had 6 for Elmore. Bot teams had been previously un defeated in the Border league. The Rake 2nd team won ove the Elmore reserves, 25-23. Heal notched 10 points for the victor while Nauman had 8 for Elmor arner Host to County Tourney Garner -- Garner high school ill be host to the county high chool basketball tournament on anuary 24, 25, 26, 27. Superinten- ent S. T. Tweed announces that .1 games will be played in the vening of each day and pairings ·ill be announced shortly. * Woverly Wins 3rd Northeast Contest New Hampton--Waverly mored ito practically undisputed lead in 16 Northeast Iowa conference 'ith its 3rd consecutive loop vic- ory of the season by taking Oel- vein, 34-17. Decorah tipped New lampton, 22-18, in the other loop ame since the holidays. The standings: W W»v«Hy ................. -.- 3 ««» .................... I elvvtin .................. ! 'eecrah ........... , ..... . i lew Hampton ...... . . . . . . 1 Fcl. 1.000 1.000 .500 Sutler County Loop Standings Greene -- Butler County confer- nce standing: w. i.. rci. bell Kflclt turnout Vew I l a r l f u r d Islington ... 'jrkersburr Clarksvlllc Charles City 1C Downs Elma Twice Charles City-- The Immaculate Conception academy basketball : earns journeyed to Elma where it took a twin bill, from the Elma squads, the varsity by a 22 to 13 count, and the reserves trouncing the Elma reserves, 23 to 4. Jim McGeeney and V. Joerger topped the local scoring with 8 points apiece, while Showaltcr had 1 points for Elma's high. Friday night, the Rudd teams come to Charles City to play the academy. In an earlier season game, Rudd shellacked the locals at Rudd. JOHN GALLAGHER. INC. Mack Truck Dealer One E. H. 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