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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 13

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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE -------=-- - " a*j.-*w*.-, V/XJ.J.\juvui^-\jn.£jE,i.i.Ej TliURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 1943 \n New Gas Ban Closes Eastern Tracks TROPICAL PARK SUSPENDS AFTER 15-DAY ATTEMPT Hialeah to Remain Qosed for Duration; Small Stables Hurt By JOHN WILDS MIAMI, UP) -- Fifteen hundred thoroughbreds were stranded here Thursday by the closing of the Miami race tracks, leaving owners and trainers in a quandry about what to do with animals that go right on eating even though there are no more purses to win. The Florida racing season folded Wednesday after the ol'fice of price administi-ation announced a ban on all automobile pleasure driving. Tropical park called off its meeting after -15 days of operations, and Hialeah park decided not to attempt a season in the face of the drastic gasoline curb. One Dog track--the Hollywood oval situated 18 miles north of Miami--followed suit and suspended, but others in Miami and elsewhere in the state hung on temporarily in the hope they could get by with Hie patronage of bettors who would ride public conveyances, or walk. ·For Ihe big racing- stables, backed by wealthy sportsmen, the closing presented the alternatives of shipping horses lo northern farms, sending them to New Orleans where' the fair grounds track is operating, or stabling them here until the eastern plants are scheduled to open in the spring. * * * The smaller stables, which operate on a hand-to-mouth basis and depend upon picking up a couple of purses to pay the costs of moving from one track to another, faced a far more serious problem. There were troubles ahead, too, for many stable hands, exercise boys and other lesser employes who had no reserve funds to tide them over. * ¥ ¥ John C. Clark, president of Hialeah. declared--in reporting that the track would not,open next Wednesday as scheduled- It being the desire of the gov- LEADERS OF THE HAWKEYES Co-Captain Ben Trickcy, forward; Coach Lawrence (Pops) Harrison; Co-Captain Tom Chapman, forward. ? * * * * * * ='·= * -I- * * * * :;; * * :- -·; Iowa Opens Big Ten Race Saturday ernment, as expressed by the office ol price administration, that all motor transportation to race tracks cease, Hialeah park will fit into the war pattern by suspending operation until such time as there is lull approval o£ the continuance of racing." FORMER STAR. DIES TULSA, Okla., (if)--Don M. Beninlendi, 40, who played baseball during the '20s in the American association, Texas league and other circuits, died Wednesday. Benintendi, a catcher, was known to baseball Jans as Don Benn SEMI-ANNUAL CLEARANCE SALE Shop and Save on Men's and Boys' Quality CLOTHING and SHOES Alpacunit - Fleece O'COATS AH Wool OVERCOATS and TOPCOATS 12M6 85 All Wool SUITS Young Men's Slacks TWEEDS and COVERTS _ $2-98 $3.98 Value Save $5.00 to §10.00 Fingertip Coats ALL WOOL REVERSIBLE $7.95 Teal and Brown Colors. $9.85 Values . . Closing Out Several Numbers of Weyenberg SHOES $3.95 Values $2.98 $4.95 Values .$3.95 Black Brown Color CORDUROY PANTS $2-98 $3.95 Values FLANNEL SHIRTS IN BRIGHT PLAIDS «. »!·» ZIPPER JACKETS Z«lan treated fabrics--lined and unltncd numbers. SS.45 to §3.05 Values Special $2-98 1 TABLE FULL MEN'S HATS $1.39 Light and Dark Colors. $1.98 to §3.95 Values _. GOATSKIN ZIPPER JACKETS $9.95 $12.50 and $13.85 Values. Sizes 40 to 46 .. .. Federal Clothes Shop IIS Kniith Pwlaol _ *~ 115 South Federal MINNESOTA TO PLAY 2 GAMES IOWA CITY--Big Ten basketball competition will begin for University of Iowa players here Saturday and Monday in"the open- Ing series with Minnesota. Hawkeyes have won three of four games, averaging 52 V^ points per contest, and will attempt to keep alive a victory string on the home court which now has reached nine games since Jast Jan. 29. It's the first time in conference history that the same foe will be met in Saturday and Monday games. This is ;i travel-saving device being used by the entire league. / Defense Stressed Additional work on defense is being done by the lownns this week in preparation for the high- scoring sophomore Gopher forwards, Wes Windmillcr and Dave Ruliffson. And it's a safe bet that Minnesota is working on defense, too, for Iowa's forwards, the seniors, Tom Chapman and Ben Trickey, who have made 123 of Iowa's 210 points this season. Gus Young, Gopher assistant coach, was impressed by the teamwork and scoring skill of the Hawkcye duo when he scouted Iowa's 60-38 win over Ripon last Saturday.* Chapman Scores 66 Chapman now has made 66 points in the four games while Trickey has 57. Third among Iowa scorers is Theron Thomson, guard with 33; while the next ranking men are Jim O'Brien, center, 18; and Bob Lundstedt, reserve forward; 14. Iowa's team has otitscored opponents from the field, 76 to 68, and has made 58 free throws, with 24 missed, to opponents' 43 and 41 missed. Big Leagues Begin Great Hunting Party By AUSTIN BEALMEAR NEW YORK, (IP}--Major league baseball's biggest searching party since Joe DiMaggio lost his favorite bat was on Thursday as officials scattered in all directions to find spring training sites within an A-card's distance^ of their home grounds. Undaunted by the OPA ban on pleasure driving in eastern states, the clubs proceeded on the theory that enough customers can get to the ball parks in public conveyances to make the 1943 season worthwhile. Carrying out the plan adopted Tuesday to hold spring training without any unnecessary travel, officials of most of the clubs began beuling the brush for practice facilities that will be close enough for convenience and .still warm enough for comfort. * * * Paul Krichell, New York Yankee scout, crossed the Hudson to New Jersey to look over prospective camps at Asbui-y park, Lakewood and New Brunswick. Yankee President Ed Barrow preferred one ot the first two, in spite o£ the haiicly Rutgers university gym at New Brunswick. Mel Ott, manager of the Giants, came all the way from his New Orleans home to discuss the situation with President Hoi-ace Stoneham. They decided to go north and look for a college field house in New England. President Branch Rickey of the Dodgers has an eye on the field house at Yale university, but so has the army, which moves into the New Haven institution next week. If the army doesn't want it, Brooklyn can have it. The world champion St. Louis Cardinals and t h e i r American league neighbors, the Browns, are considering sc%'eral cities in Missouri, but St. Louis isn't one of them. They will train together and return home a week before the season opens to play a seven-game spring series. President Clark Griffith of the Washington club said the Senators might stay at home and use an indoor arena when the weather gets bad. Zanesviile, Ohio, is after the Pittsburgh Pirates, but President Bill Benswanger said 1 that city- is only one of a dozen being considered. The Bucs won't train at Pittsburgh. Large indoor athletic plants at Amhcist college and Phillips An- clover academy arc among the most satisfactory sites being instigated by President ' B o b Quinn of the Boston Braves. ·£ V- Sf, A trio of Cleveland Indian officials will leave Friday to look at ficldhouscs of several Ohio colleges, including mariet- ta, Wittenberg and Ohio university. Cincinnati officials don't want the Reds to train at home and the Reds would prefer to bo near one or more other major league teams. That may take them to Indiana, since three teams already have chosen the Hoosicr slate for their preliminary exercises. The Chicago Cubs and White Sox will train at French Lick Springs, Ind., and the Detroit Tigers will pitch camp at Evansville, Ind. The Boston Red Sox also have their initial worries of the season behind them. They selected Tufts university at Medford, Mass., for a training base. Big Ten 5s to Open Play CHICAGO, f/P) -- Western conference basketball teams will begin their championship race Saturday with only two clubs slil] undefeated for the season. Minnesota was knocked from the select ranks Wednesday night by Dartmouth, 47-38, leaving only Indiana and Michigan with unblemished records. The Gophers had. won [our in a row previous to their final luneup. which also marked the final contest for any Big Ten member before Salur- dnv's title start. Indiana, with a string of seven straight wins, will make its conference debut at home against Ohio State. Michigan, with five straight, will go to Illinois, defending champion, which has won Jive of its six starts this season. In Saturday's other conference openers. Minnesota will be at Iowa. Wisconsin at Northwestern, and Chicago at Purdue. Wisconsin, with Johnny Kotz, the conference's individual scoring chamo of last season stil) burning the nets, will enter the championship race carrying the third best pro conference record. I In seven games, the Badgers have 1 lost nnl.v to Notre Daroe Spotlight Sports By , Roger Rosenblum It Will Be Sports as Usual on Pacific Coast This Year Red Raiders Face Frederika Thursday The Hamilton Business school's Red Raider sextet will go after its 53rd victory in 55 tries Thursday night when it meets Frederika high school on the YMCA floor. The visitors, coached by Lesion Martens, are undefeated" in high school competiiion t h i s year. Earlier this season the Raiders downed Fredericka in an away game. The return of two regulars to the lineup, however, gives .e visitors added hope. The Raiders will be paced by Bertha Longseth, who has been an allrstaler for three years. Game time is 8 o'clock. Lt. Dave Barlelma, Seahawk wicstlmg coach, admits his boy- aren t top-notch wrestlers yet they win meets. Not one of th" grunplcrs on the Pro-Flight school outfit has had experience in intercollegiate competition. Against Whcaton college, however, the Seahawks won six of eight bouts, and exhibited' such good physical condition that oven Bartelma was surprised. "It was our condition Ulaf provided the edge in most ol tile matches," declared the former Minnesota coach after «he meet. "In five of the bouts our boys, who were decidedly outclassed in wrestling skill, came from behind to win after tiicir opponents had spent most of their strength." Jan. 23 the Seahawks will run into some heavier competition when they take on lUiJiWesota's Gophers at Iowa City. That's when physical condition will really be able to get a lest Rumor has it that Lt. Rollie Williams is the lonesomest man ut the Iowa Pro-Flight school. For 17 years Williams has coached Iowa basketball teams, but this year, he's the man' without a team. Although he's busy tcai-hiii" fundamentals of the ca ffc sporl to several hundred cadets every day. there is no varsity team for him to nurse over an intercollegiate schedule. Says Rollie: "I g ucss r m th» forgotten man this year. I m i ss having a varsity team of my own to coach and it makes it doubly tough because I'm right here ot home and have to sit on the sidelines and watch the boys I coached last 3'car." | He speaks in glowing 1ci-ms o! Ins 1941-42 team that tied for second in the conference after upsetting mighty Illinois, Wisconsin and most of the other touch quintets. But he calls the 1DM Iowa team the best group he ever coached. This season Rollie looks lor Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana to be the toughest in the Big Ten. That l a s t . b i t of predicting is something that no one in the sports world has disagreed upon yet. Williams himself won high honors, not only as a eager, but as a football and baseball player at Wisconsin. He won nine letters at the Badger school rating all-Big Ten mention in basketball in ISZ1 and 1922 anil getting all-conference honors in football in 1922. The St. Louis Browns, whose drive into third place during the 19-12 American league season was one of the highlights of the campaign, made a sweep of night game honors by winning 10 of theii- 23 after-dark contests Johnny Niggeling, v e t e v a n knuckle-ball luirlcr of the Brownies, took undisputed individual pitching laurels in the arc circuit. Niggeling. one of a veteran group of moundsmcn which contributed so much to the Browns' successful season, won six games and lost none while working under the lights. * ¥ * Johnny beat Cleveland three times and also look rfccisions from Philadelphia, Boston and Detroit. Another six-game winner under the lights was Chicago's Johnny Humphries, but Hie White So.v hurlcr lost three games. The New York Yankees, j u n i o r loop champions, evidently couldn't adjust their sights in the dark. Joe McCarthy's men dropped seven of their 11 contests Ted Williams didn't play any favorites in cracking out his home runs. Of his total of 3G. Williams failed to dent anv one pitcher for more t h a n two. He collected doubles from Phil Marchildon, Philadelphia: R o g e r Wolff, Philadelphia; Virgil (Fire) Trucks, Detroit; Denny Galehouse, St. Louis; Al Benton. Detroit- Spud Chandler, New York, and Russ Christopher, Philadelphia. SAN FRANCISCO, (U,R)--Although operating under curtailed schedules, it will be sports as usual on the Pacific coast this year. The Pacific Coast league, one of baseball's three class AA circuits, will operate despite the ban on night ball; basketball, semi-pro hockey and all the other indoor sports already are under way and plans are being made for college football next fall. Circumstances, may alter the outlook, but if the w;ir effort makes no further inroads on sports the west coast's 1043 program will be the same as last year, * * * Thus far, horse racing is (he only sport which has suffered since the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Three tracks-Santa Anita, Tanforan and Hollywood park--failed to open, but the latter may have a meeting beginning in Slay. There definitely will be no more racing at Santa Anita and Tanforun for the duration. So far, Bay HI radons has been the only major track to operate as usual. * W w The banning of night games probably will take all the profit out of baseball and some changes are being made so the league can operate. The schedule, usually the longest of any league in the nation, will be shortened and the player limit probably cut from 23 to 20. * * * Final plans will be worked out next month. Because the transportation problem is more acute here (turn in the east, the southern clubs may make only one northern trip -- to Portland and Seattle -- instead of Ihe usual two. Basketball never lias been the drawing card in the far west that it is in the east and midwest, but college officials don't expect much of a drop in attendance, particularly in the population centers. They point out thai the decrease in football attendance on the Pacific coast last season was less than any other section of the country. So far as football is concerned, the Pacific coast conference expects to operate as usual. But, if necessary, the conference could be split into two groups to conserve transportation facilities. Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your Globe-Gazette carrier boy. PRINCE ALBERT ROLLED SMOKES STAND OUT FOR RICH TASTE WITH NO BfTC MILDNESS. THERE'S NO SPILLING, NO WASTE. P. A. IS CRIMP CUT TO LAY RIGHT. ROLL FAST! 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