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fRIOAY, JANUARY 12, 1945 =^l~=?S- Before too long ice hockey may be a growing sport in North-Iowa. Larry Heeb, director of public recreation in Mason. City, informs us that for the" first time in many years, public ice skating rinks will be-.available for general use. Next year Heeb hopes .to get started with a hockey league made up of the youngsters around town who have an interest in it and who have' not been able to do anything about it because of the lack of skating facilities. According to our way of thinking, hockey is one of the most exciting sports to play and ranks at the top for thrills and entertainment for the spectators. The North Iowa area could be a fertile field for the development of young players. The winter weather in this area certainly is conducive to hockey, and we doubt if you'll find a lack oÂ£ interest among the youngsters. Canadian Stars The National Hockey league draws most of its stars from Canada, where boys learn to ice skate almost at the same time they learn to walk. The great Canadian outdoors has 'developed more and better hockey players than any other area in the world. And there surely isn't too much difference between southern Canadian winters and those here in North Iowa. Perhaps the temperature does drop a bit lower in Canada, but that makes it all the more conducive right in our own backyards. Heeb. who's done a grand job with Mason City's recreation facilities, hopes to get a hockey league started next year. Ir any of you fans followed Lester Patrick's series oh How to Play Hockey, you'll have gleaned that the first and most important step is to learn how to handle yourself on ice skates. It's an art. that takes practice, and 'something Heeb hopes to concentrate, on the remainder of this winter. Goals Next Erection of goals will be the '. next step in the',prograra. It's not ! known at this time whether the goals will be available this winter ' or not. However, every step will ! be taken to get this fastest of all sports going in full swing by next winter. - IIV possible'to get hockey -throughout North Iowa on. a -scale' before too many years. Teams in Mason City could play surrounding towns, and perhaps sometime it could even be organ- ]7ed on a school basis. Some of the Big Ten schools field hockey clubs, and it definitely does not interfere with basketball. There's no reason to suspect it would here either. We wish Larry good luck in his new venture. We know he has the ability and energy to get the job done. He himself cannot create all the interest, however. But we think the vigorous youth of Mason City . will not be" found wanting. Only 14 Less You might think that all those American league sluggers are in the service, but be that as it may, official figures show that during the 1944 season only 14 fewer home runs were hit than in 1943 The Yankee stadium again took its place as the junior circuit's most productive home run spot. Last season the league hit 459 homers against 474 for 1943. That drop of 'only 14 is notable against 3 comparison of the 19-1; total, which showed a falling ofi of circuit blows of 60 from the total huns up in 1912. And this past campaign was marked by the absence of several long hitters- among them Charley KcHer, who connected for 31 in 1943. In 1943 the Browns' Sportsmans Park was the most productive homer spot with 98. This past season the Brownie layout saw but 69 home .runs' hit as against the 103 in Yankee Stadium. Boston's Fenway Park saw 82 round trippers, Â·with 59 being registered at Detroit's Briggs Stadium, 46 at Philadelphia, 43 at Cleveland, 35 at Chicago and but 22 at Washington Yankees Top In club totals, league honors went to the Yankees lor another year, the New York club making 96 and falling below the 100 mark of 1943. Of that .96, the" Yanks made 58 of their round trippers a! home. The championship Browns total of 72 was 2nd, with the Sew- cllmen getting 45 in their home layout. Other club totals for the year -were Cleveland 70* Boston K9, Detroit 60, Philadelphia 36 an Chicago 23. OE the 8 clubs, S showed an increase over their 1943 club homer totals -- Boston. Cleveland anc Philadelphia. And Detroit, while making the strongest bid for the pennant, showed the biggest homer decrease, the Tiger total of 60 in 1944 being 17 under the 194; aggregate. The Browns fell off 6 Washington had 14 fewer this year than last and Chicago's total oJ 2; was 10 under the 1943 White Sox aggregate. BASEBALL TOUCH Gridley, Â«]., (^--There's a big league baseball touch to the Gridley high school basketball team this season. Two of the team's players are brothers named Tyrus Cobb Kauffnann a n d Rogers Homsby Kaufmann. The boys plav baseball, too. MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE thai I Rules Up for Revision NCAA Body Will Meet to Decide on Changes By HABOLD HARBISON Columbus, Ohio, (AP)--Already confronted with a recommendation, by- coaches that revisions be made in the football 'Â·ules, the National Collegiate Athletic association formally ^opened its 39th annual convention here Friday. The football coaches, who have been meeting for 2 days, submitted 5 major rules changes to the NCAA's rules committee, which will meet within a lew weeks. The NCAA currently is operating under "frozen" football rules, but Prof. Philip O. Badger of New York university, president oÂ£ the organization, said Thurs- North Iowa BASKETBALL Kensett, Swaledale Divide Cage Tilts Kensett-- The Kensett high basketball squads split a doubleheader with Swaledale on the local floor. The girls lost by a score of 24 to 10. The boys won by a score of 29 to 18. We would like to schedule a boys game at home on Jan; 30. Hayfield Wins Over Goodell .Goodell-- The Hayfield basketball team defeated Goodell here, 34-19, as part of a tripleheader program. In other games the Goodell independent club defeated the Hayfield indees, 52-50, and the Goodell junior team won over the Hayfield juniors, 11-10. * Luverne Beats Bode, 61-33 Bode -- A strong Luverne basketball team defeated Bode here by a 61-33 count. In a curtain-raiser, the Bode girls team gained an even split for the evening by com- 'ng through with a 34-33 triumph * v . Moynord, Postville Top Upper Iowa Loop Postville -- Mayhard and Post- yille are leading the Upper Iowa' conference with 3 wins apiece and Elkader.with 2 wins. Since December 19 Maynard has not' played any conference games while Postville has jumped up -to a tie by wins over Fayette and West Union. Since Christmas vacation, in the conference, Fayette showed surprising strength by overcoming Sumner by 1 point 'while Postville overcame Bierman and his gang at West Union by superb basket shooting. The non-conference games Mayn'arcl. barely eased by Hazelton. Waukdn was to continue its conference schedule Friday by meeting Postville, which is the only conference game this week. Maynard and Elkader continue to be the only undefeated teams for the season. CONFERENCE STANDING W. t. Miynard . Pel. I) 3.000 Elkader .'.."'.'." - Fajelic Â·Â· West Union 2 Sumnrr 1 \Vaalcbn , o * Francis Harvison Bancroft Coach 1.0UO church and school. He will, how ever; remain in charge of John's athletic department. The new basketball coach ,,, ,,._, . Francis Harvison of Estherville school day he believed the time had come for rules changes at least to be "considered." The major changes proposed by the coaches would outlaw the out of bounds kickoff and would permit the throwing of forward passes anywhere behind the line of scrimmage. Now the 'Â· passer must, be 5 -yards behind the Hue. .The: first session Friday was a joint meeting of the NCAA, the Football Coaches association and the National Physical Education association. ' The NCAA will transact most of its business Saturday, including the adoption of resolutions and the election of officers. One of the first thoughts that popped up was what was the NCAA going to do about college basketball teams which are using professional baseball p l a y e r s . Prof. Badger was quick to assert] however, that that question already has been settled. He explained that the NCAA has its eligibility rules and assumes its members will live up to them. If they don't, they're, ineligible to compete in any of the NCAA tournaments. He said that schools such as Hamline and Ohio university, which are using pro baseball players on their basketball teams, could not compete in the NCAA b a s k e t b a l l tournaments with those players. Howie Schuliz, Brooklyn Dodger 1st baseman, plays with Hamlinc and Jerry Maldovan, Newark International league pitcher, is playing with Ohio university. The football coaches submitted their rules change proposals after an all-day session Thursday. Most were based on results of revisions made independently last fall by eastern schools. Â· In addition" to the kickoff 'and forward pass changes the coaches proposed: 1. That use of a 1-inch tee on the kickoff be mandatory. 2. That the baud must be held against the body in making a forearm block and the striking an opponent's face with the elbow be prohibited. ' 3. That an attempted lateral pass which is thrown forward result in a penalty of 5 yards from the point- where the pass is thrown. Suggestions that games consist of 160 plays and that 2nd and 4th periods run 13 minutes with 8 --- -- - 7 -- -- -- _ . . plays, after that were voted down. Bancroft--St. John's basketball Both were designed to curb stal- team will have a -new coach for lj . ns in the closing stages of the n p fUp "firct an/? ltcrV Vi^i.-,i.- first and last halves. the remainder of the season, as the Rev. Father H. V. Weimer, who has been handling these.du- who will spend at least 4 days a ties does not have sufficient time week with the basketball squad to devote to basketball along with and will continue to hold his pres- his many duties in connection with ent job in Estherville. Mr. Harvi- church and school. He will hnw_ mn ?? ., rr.. n ^,, n i n _* TT_- n son is a graduate of University of St. Iowa and formerly coached athletics at Albia. St. Patricks in Iowa City and West Waterloo high HAWKS TO MEET Â» T Â«Â° BOILERMAKERS * High School Football May Turn to Wide Open Style of Play for Next Campaign OUTLINING NEW STRATEGY-Mason City Coach Bud Suter (second from right) goes over some newformations with a group of .his cagers for the weekend's battles here with Fort Dodge and Roosevelt high of Des Moiiies. Looking on, left to right, are Big Ten Clubs Swing Into Action T -- TM ' Â· i!ii :t -ff. -'' ... ... .. ' . Â· " Gophers Seek to Spill Â· Tough Wildcat Club By' WALTER BYEttS Chicago, ( U . R ) -- M i n n e s o t a ' s Golden Gophers were to test their recently discovered scoring punch against Northwestern at Evanston Friday night in an effort to knock another team out of the Big Ten basketball lead. The Gophers, rated the Biff Ten's "weak sister" in pre-season publicity, whipped Purdue Monday night, 49-44, to send the Boilermakers skidding from first to a 4th place tie and leaving Iowa and Northwestern tied for first. In their opening game, the Gophers bowed to undefeated Iowa, 41-34. Northwestern, which was expected to spend its season in the lower regions of the Big Ten, is another surprise team. The Wildcats, featuring the sensational scoring of Center Max Morris, up- set-AViscons in: in their first game, 52-37 and will be favorites to win Big Ten victory 'No. 2 Friday night. The single conference game Friday nifrlui serves as preliminary match for a heavy Saturday night card of 4 games, topped by Purdue at Iowa. Other Big'Ten contests are Illinois at Michigan, Minnesota at Wisconsin, and Northwestern at Ohio State. Highlighting the Northwestern- Minnesota scrap Friday night was to be the "Battle of Giants," matching the Wildcats' high-scoring Morris against Â· Minnesota's Iowa N* western Michigan . Purdue Minnesota Ohio State Illinois Wisconsin Indiana Minnesota at Northwestern S a t u r d a y Night's Big Ten James: Illinois at Michigan, Purdue at Iowa, Minnesota at-Wisconsin, Northwestern at Ohio State. Kleggie center. Â· Hermsen, 6^foot, 7-in'eh Morris, a V-12 student who was scheduled to play for Illinois this year until transferred by the navy, currently is the hottest center in the conference on the basis oE the 21 points he scored against Wis- is the b'issest man consin. Hermsen Morris has faced and the burly Minnesota center must stop the Northwestern "hot shot" if the Golden Gophers expect to win their 2nd straight Big Ten victory. Morris currently tops Northwestern scorers with 82 points in 5 games. The only Big Ten team idle this weekend is Indiana, which losf its only conference game, 54-53 to Michigan. Elsewhere in the midwest there is plenty of action. Friday night Michigan State was to invade Cincinnati and then moves across the Ohio river to meet Kentucky Sat urday. Other major engagement., Saturday will send DePaul after its 10th victory against Western Kentucky at Louisville, while o I. Pet. 0 l.QOO 0 1.000 FOOTBALL TAKES 20 LIVES IN'44 Wisconsin, Michigan Hunting Most Perilous Chicago, (fp) -- Observing that football is "far safer than is hunt- jz Ing (j eer j n Wisconsin and Michi^ ._.. , -j* gan," a report to the National Fed- Friday Night's Big Ten Game: cralion of State High School Ath- innnc/^f .1 rÂ»t 1VJfi*t l%i*rnrÂ»t Ami IP tip rÂ»Qc/vint i/iiic E 1 1-J.-11.Â» i;^j^ J Â«/Â» .667 '.500 .500 .500 .000 .000 .000 rts. or 41 34 32 37 138 135 81 85 83 80 38 37 53 Eagan Heads N. Y, Boxing Commission New York, U.R--Eddie Eagan, former Olympic and A. E.F. boxing champion, has been appointed a member of the New York slate athletic commission, with the understanding that he will be elected chairman nest week. Governor Dewey announced the appointment and the chairmanship angle late Thursday at a sports conference, in the Hotel Roosevelt. Dewey will send Eagan's nomination to the state senate for confirmation Monday. As chairman, 40 year old Eagan --a -New 'York attorney--will succeed John J. Phelan, who held the important pugilistic post for 13 years and whose last term expired Dec. 31. prises -a members. The commission' corn- chairman and 2 other Because of the recent resignation of D. Walker Wear and the expiration of Phelan's term, only 1 member remained before Eagan's appointment: Dr. C. B. Powell, New York Negro publisher and real estate man. Dewey said Phelan would be asked to remain as a member until he could appoint a 3rd commissioner. The chairman receives ail annual salary of 57,500. Other members receive S25 each whenever they attend a meeting. Meetings usually are held at least once a week. Crystal Lake 31, Wesley 20 Crystal Lake--The Crystal Lake basketball teams won a doubleheader victory here Thursday night, defeating Wesley clubs. The Ictic associations Friday listed 20 fatalities directly or indirectly due to football last season, the most in 4 seasons. The report, submitted by P. F. Neverman, executive.secretary of the Wisconsin Interscholasttc Athletic association, enumerated 18 deaths directly attributed to football, including- 9 in higrh school, 6 in sandlots, Z on athletic clubs and 1 in college. The study showed 14 deaths in 1941 and 10 in 1943 No survey was made in 1942. Neverman described the forward pass and kick-off plays as "by far the most dangerous." The report estimated that abou' 625,000 boys played high schoo football and between 55,000 anc 60,000 competed in college but i said sales of grid equipment indicated that "several million" boys may be competing in all classes o football, including sand-lot ant professional. The death rate in football las season was 1.5 per 100,000 participants, while for deer' hunting in 1944,. the report said, it was 13 6 per 100,000 hunters. Neverman emphasized that 7 o the reported fatalities occurred ii November and suggested t h a "schedules might well be studiec and determined on the basis of boy's well-being rather than i the playing of a game on every possible date." He also recommended thorougl medical examinations prior to both preliminary and regular seasons improvement oÂ£ equipment, certain definite rest periods for specific types of injuries, arid more thorough pre-season conditioning Quarterback Allan Shafer, 17, ol the University of Wisconsin, was the lone college fatality. MORE CUBANS Havana, (IP) -- If baseball survives new war restrictions, Cuba than ever before, with about players trying for places time, 17-9. The Crystal Lake girls handed the Wesley lassies a 44-40 COLLEGE BASKETBALL - By The Associated Press) EAST Connecticut 09; Maine II. Valley Forge General Hospital 71: Enc- lÂ»nd Hospital S3. Triamlori Jfav}- 49: Union Club .10. Trenton .M; Baltimore 2.~. SOUTH Morehtad Tchrs. ".: .Murray Tchrs. 50. Fort Eraif 3|; Columbia AAB t:. Tennessee 23: Alabama I I . .ITaxircll Ffeld 4S: Auburn -II. Camp Blandinr Â·*): Florida 44. Fourth Ferrying Group SI; Courtfand AAB 31. MIDWEST Indiana Stale 7J; Evansvtlle .Vi. N. Bale. Sla(c 3*j -Vorth Dakota Â« W i c h i t a Cessna 44: \TIII Rocers Field ?6. Wi[berforce ."0; Wilmington 3'J. MaskinEcm .15; Ashland V,. BemiJJI Tchrj. 43: Moorhead Tents. 25. Ball State 67: Earlham 48. Mayville Tchrs. 40; Wahpeton Sei. ^5. Morningside 27; Wayne Teachers 1^ SOUTHWEST Xew Mexico Arties X; llardin Sim- dons 38. South PUins Army Air Field 87: Am- mrillo Army Air Field 67. WEST towry Field 66: Fort Warren 40. Buckley Field 3B: Denver Ambrose 33. Peterson Field 3": Pueblo AAB 45. FIGHT Histl/IS Br Tne Associated Pre;*) Boston--timer (Violent) RÂ»j. lÂ»:i, LM Angeles, knocked onl Mickey IUfe:i. IIM, Highland Pur*. N. J.--Tonj- JÂ»o!ro. 133. Toonistown, Ohio, knocked out OKir L*wlÂ», 3S4li, Neirark, CO. . Dewey Stands Up for Sports By JACK CUDDY N'ew York, Â«J.R--Wartime sports lave found an unexpected advo- :ate in Thomas E. Dewey, conservative governor of New York; and Dewey, in his first scrimmage vith metropolitan sports writers, las found them--let us say "ultra- zealous." It happened like this: Tom -apparently decided to pay more attention Jo boxing, after his tnockout in November. In keep- ng with this decision, he jour- icyed from Albany to Manhattan ate Thursday to announce personally that Eddie Eairan would be the new chairman of the state athletic commission. The man with the mustache planned to make his announce- nent to a cozy little group of box- ng writers. Accordingly, invitations were telegraphed only to scrap scribes, and only a cozy little suite at the Hotel Roosevelt ivas reserved for the ceremony. Dewey was flabbergasted when ie arrived, flanked by the astonished secretary of state Tom Curi-an. The jammed suite overflowed reporters and photographers far into the corridor. Seemed that ivery athletic chronicler and lens lad within a radius of 40 miles had muscled in on the party. One gal with hair, awry, could be seen battling her way to a point of vantage. Postage-stamp space finally was cleared in the arena known as the drawing room, and Dewey sank into an over-stuffed chair. . "Gentlemen and lady," began the governor, "I am overcome by this surprisingly enthii?^stic turnout. I had no idea--etc." After Eagan, former Olympic and A. E. F. boxing champion had been introduced as the nexl chairman, Dewey innocently askec if the writers had any question: which was like unwrapping a steak in a lion cage. Did they have questions?!! 1 . Dewey acquitted himself like a champion during a half-hour o barraging from all angles. Once they had ..him on the ropes, .will a" succession" of queries about th racing ban; but tactful Tom pulle them into a clinch, and hammeret back with an off-tiie-record reply that surprised and satisfied everyone. A fight wriler suug from th. floor like this: "Hey Govl Then seems to be considerable uncertainty in Washington as to whether sports have any genuine morale value in wartime. What is you opinion on this?" Taking advantage of this opening, Dewey came in with his Sunday punch to win the bout by a wide margin. He exploded this or their whiskers: "In mj. mind there never has been any question about the value of sports in wartime. They are o great importance in building am maintaining morale. This has beer demonstrated in Great Britain and even in the occupied countries where sports activities hav been encouraged. IT IS ONLY IJ TOTALITARIAN COUNTRIES WHERE THEY TRY TO ELIMINATE SPORTS IN WAR TIME.' NEW TIJLSA COACH Â· - Â· -- - Â· - " Â·Â·"* i^oi* tl .i.i u jj at L-uua Tulsa, Okla,, (JP)--Paul J Alvea will be more heavily represented for 10 years coach at Phillips uni- m the major and minor leagues versity in Enid, Okla., has been than evnr h-foro TMuÂ», ,t,,,,,v r.r, named basketball coach at the University of Tulsa Chicago, (jf)--The nation's high chool footballers may rival the rofessional gridders in wide open lay next season. Proposals to permit the defense run with a recovered fumble nd sharpen the T-attack by in- reaslng the number of eligible ass receivers were among sug- ested rule changes to be constd- red at -Friday's meeting of the ootball committee of the National ^deration of State High School Athletic associations. The pros now can run with re- ovored fumbles, but a prep sug- eslion that a qliarlerback be made eligible to receive a for- vard pass although he first andles the ball less than a yard ehind the center is more than the lay-for-pay boys have under- aken. Other proposals would m a k e 10 ball dead and an automatic ouchback ruled whenever a kick rosses the goal line, whether or ot a new impulse has been added, nd score as an automatic first own for the kicking team any unt it recovers beyond the scrimmage line if touched by a receiver. H. V. Porter, association secre- ary, said rule changes adopted by iis group in the past 10 years, uch as permitting forward passes nywhere behind the scrimmage ine, have brought about an open ype game with injuries reduced com 90 a thousand players in 931 to 27 a thousand last season. Porter said the national 6-man ootball committee will study ame modifications which make it bettor adapted for use in military Â·amps. BOWLING MASOX CUT WOMEN'S HO1H.IVO LEAGUE Games Jan. 10 Vf. L. Hntehinsons Â·Â· \ Sweetheart Bread i 2 Hlrh slnflc fame 31. Riler 19.7. Hii-h series O. Schmidt 407. Ilermansons . Â· t o 3 Stvift and Company . 3 n Hijli slnrle lame .V, Latearish J7J. Hijh ' scries M. Lntcavish IS3. : Phillips 'W . t 'i' Betsy Ross Bread . ., ^ | Hijh sinjlc tame N\ nctland ITS. IJijh series R. Ikcnbcrry 477. Decker Brothers . . . i n Tent and Awnlnr: C o m p a n y . . . . 2 I Ilifli jinflc same A. Rice 171. [Itjh sc- ries A. Rice 401. Ercninjr hlth sinilc M. Klley I'jr, Erenini hith series A. Rice 491 Ilifh ceam jame .. Hnlchinsons Rlii High team series ..Betsy Ross Bread 2180 MASON' CITV BOWLING LEAGUF. Games Jan. s \Von-lst 2nd 3rd Tot. .M. B. a. and A. . . I !,W SIS ma 2179 Co-Mo-Photo 2 884 1013 035 2S3I Daveys . . . Coca-Colt 1 033 !Â«.- 803 2731 2 DSJ 9Cj mil 2799 Decker Brolhen .. I Wl! BfO SM "770 N. W. States 2 966 9!3 1(XÂ» 289R Koay Korncr n 75U 913 Â«7Â» 23RS 1 Elks 3 910 9.1J Krz 273S I.J-tles Alleys nob 5112 inor, 974 9ii; :-KK 2007 lowanas . . . Tjler-Ryan sinjrle , Bcmls 2H S lame .., ,.. J. Bell 610 REDS' TWIRLER GOES IN NAVY--Clyde Shoun (right) who won 13 and lost 10 for Cincinnati last season--he also pitched a no-hitter--is shown at Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga., with Li. (}g) William Seehorn at induction center where- lie went into the navy. Shoun is married and has 2 children He played with the Cards 1938-41 and with the Cubs 193538. His home is Mountain City, Tenn. RANGERS MOVE UP IN LEAGUE Defeat Boston, 5-1; Montreal Stops Toronto By UNITED PRESS The New' York Hangers, who haven't lost a hockey game since Dec. 30, shared honors in the National league Friday with the vaunted Montreal Canadiens, who regained sol f- possession" of "-1st place, both teams scoring well earned victories Thursday night. The Rangers puUed up even with the Boston Bruins in 4th place by defeating them 5 to 1 at Madison Square Garden Thursday night. Boston whizzed to a goal in the first 45 seconds, Jack Crawford doing the honors, but after that Ken McAuley, the Ranger goalie, barred the nets. Five different players. H a n k Goldup, Walt Atanas, Kilby MacDonald, Grant Warwick and Fred Thurier, did the scoring, MacDonald getting his shot unassisted. Montreal overcame its Toronto jinx, defeating the Maple Leafs 7 to 4, with a 5 goal 2nd period rally clinching the victory. SPORTS ROUNDUP By HUGH FULLERTON New York, (#")--Lew Andreas, Syracuse U. athletic director, maintains that he found more than adequate proof of the importance of intercollegiate athletics in the year that Syracuse dropped sporls . . . "The undergraduates and alumni both need athletics." Lew argues--neglecting td add that the guys in the athletic department would be in a tough spot without them . . . . Hockey folks are beginning to wonder what will happen to the National Hockey league rule barring war xvorkers from playing if an all-out work-or- fight order is issued. . . . Whether the West Virginia basketball team comes back here for the Invitation tournament in March may depend on the service status of Jimmy Walthall, the star performer, who'll be 18 that month. He already has come .under the eyes of West Point and Annapolis talent scouts. Confusion Corner . . .Jimmy Doyle, the California welter who was to fight Frankie Terry Friday night, originally was a Delaney. He switched names for ring purposes because Manager Tony Palazolo was especially fond of Paul Doyle, whom he handled some 20 years ago. Now Paul reveals that his real name is San Filippo and he borrowed the Doyle from Pete, the oldest newsboy champion . . . Maurice Lavigne, a Canadian who has been fighting in prelims hereabouts, dropped into the Hangers' office the other day and asked for a tryout as hockey goalie. He looked so good in practice that he was dropped into a Metropolitan league game, where he let 10 goals whiz past . . . . If he's that good at ducking punches, he ought to be a champ some day. They're All Wet . . . Maybe the National Football league magnates aren't paying enough attention to George (Wetwash) Marshall's one- man rebellion against cutting short their annual meeting . . . . Who would know better than an experienced laundryman whether things are all washed up?