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Hawkeyes Look Past Notre Dame to Eye Northwestern Contests, Crown x Despite ..the obviously bad policy of looking past an upcoming athletic contest, nobody is going to blame Iowa's cage kids if they sneak a glance by Notre Dame this Saturday and eye those two crucial contests with Northwestern on March 3 and 4. Coach Lawrence "Pops" Harrison calls it a natural reaction, and says "sure it would be nice to beat Notre Dame and of course we will play to win. But the boys won't be keyed tor that game as they will be for the Northwestern battles next week which decide, whether we win a championship share." . *. * * It'll be tough going against the Irish, too. They have had an in-and-out season, winning 9 and losing 8. But their last two games were wins over Neiv York university and Great Lakes. lu contests with Big Ten teams, Notre Dame beat Purdue twice and broke even with Wisconsin, but dropped IH'O to Northwestern. There may be some changes In the Hau-keye Jineup, loo. Harrison has tried Ned Fostels at center in place of Lloyd Hern-is, with Glen Kremer, who held up a guard job in fine style against Purdue when Fostels went out on fouls, at guard opposite Jack Spencer. This com- * * * bination has shown good scor- ins strength and may be used part ot the lime against Notre Dame. Iowa's reserve situation also has been bettered by (he fact that Floyd Magnussou, who can play either forward or center, did not leave for the army air corps last weekend as expected. Magnussoii was notified at the last moment not to report until later. Official figures from the Big Ten service bureau show that Iowa, tied for second with Purdue in the percentage standing; ranks fourth on offense and defense. Averages are 51.8 and 43.3 points. * "if "r! "fc You really can't blame the Hawkeyes for "concentrating on the Wildcats. Now that their unbeaten record is broken they won t have anything to lose by dropping a decision to Notre Dame, if that would help any in connection with the Purple games a week hence. _ And rumor has it that the winner of the DePaul-Ohio State game at the Chicago stadium is going to get the bid to represent district IV in the NCAA playoffs at Madison Square Garden, eliminating from consideration any team that would tie with the Buckeyes for the Big 10 championship. We still question this procedure, and think the basis for the selection by the committee should be made public to give the fans a chance to see just why their favorite was not picked to compete in the tourneys. Mouriello 2-1 Favorite Over Joe Bqksi in Garden Battle By JACK CUDDY New York. (/P)--Cupid will be in row 1, seat 1, Sec. A Friday night . when Tami Mauriello oÂ£ New ! York, and Joe Baksi of Kulpmont ; Pa., bring heavyweight boxinc back to Madison Square garden for the first time this year in a 10-rounder. Broadway odds-bodkins established Mauriello, whose contract is partly owned by Swoon-Singer Frank Sinatra, as a 2-1 favorite to take the slngglns. Slav, making his first appearance in the house that Tex Riekard built. Cupid will be in both corners since both gladiators are engaged aud a fair share of each man's purse will go lor wedding trous.- Â· ers, a stick or 2 oÂ£ furniture, and a ring for the second finger from the left. Both brides-to-be will be at the ringside to determine firsthand if this box-fighting business is well enough established to give a man a decent living. The bobby-sox brigade, which would follow Sinatra anywhere. even to a rough and tough fighi . ring, feels that Mauriello, a dark- haired Italian lad, has a more.ro- mantic temperament than the blond Baksi--an opinion drawing fiery challenge from Anne Tomchik, of East Nassau, N. Y., who's soon to' become Mrs. Baksi. Mau- rieHo's motivating inspiration and future wife is Lucille Milazzo, of Brooklyn. T h e practical book-makers, however, figure on a man's ability to perform in a ring and not on his manner of slipping one on milady's finger. They choose Mauriello because of his greater experience against top-flight opposition and his ability to absorb as well as give out with a punch. Tami has lost but 2 decisions as a heavyweight; both to Jimmy Bivins, Cleveland Negro. Baksi likewise has dropped but 2, but to far Inferior opponents. Youth and strength lurk in each corner--both men are 24, and both pack beak-busters in each fist. Baksi, a former sparring mate of Lou Nova, carries a decided weight edge. Attracted partly by the return of the big fellows to the garden and perhaps by the futile hope that Tami's melodic owner Sinatra, will appear, 17,000 fans are expected to pour $55,000 into Mike Jacobs . coffers. MCGREGOR Sportswear "The Greatest Name in Sportswear" Â· Sports Shirts Â· Sports Jackets Â· Sports Slacks Â· Sweaters Wide assortment of new styles at Swaledale 6 Winner Over Marble Rock Des Moines, (flj _ Steamboat Hock moved forward another notch in defense-of its state high school girls' basketball title by eliminating Clutier 39 to 31 as play opened at 3 district centers Thursday night. First round play in 13 additional district meets will be staged Fnday night.-.The Lenox district final will be played Friday night but in the remaining districts the finals will be held Saturday night. * Clutier, semi-finalist last year and champion in 1942, missed 14 chances at the free throw line in bowing to Steamboat Rock. Verdeil Schuneman led Steamboat Rocks scoring with 24 points. In other games Thursday night, Hansell defeated Orchard 41-34; Swaledale downed Marble Rock 40-22; Zearing outpointed New Providence 43-22; Orient won from Tmgley 38-27, and Thayer edged out Lenox 21-17. HliUT RESULTS Â°- United Press) elpM.-Billy A r n o l d . 141. Phila, knocked out Buck Strcatcr in CollingsK-ood. K. J.. (i, : Henry Jo'rdan.' -' phl i- ,Â«Â«**ncd J""o Cal. rfevv York 161 Fall River. Mass.--Johnny Brown. 150 IVCW Yorjf, (Iron- with Larncv Sloorc 154 N. Y.. (10): Ecidic Motife! Marion Taken for Limited Army Service Fort Jackson, s. Car., (U.R)--Mar- tin (Slats) Marion, star shortstop for the National league champion St. Louis Cardinals, Friday ha' : passed his 2nd pro-induction physical examination within a month and was accepted for limited service. Marion was first examined and was passed over until his board needed men for limited service. Under the new draft system, liow- MARTY MARION --Chooses Three ever, men who were not inducted through Jan. 31, were subject to ^classification and Martin fell in that category. A bad leg was said to have caused his acceptance for limited service only. Regarded as the finest shortstop in the league, the lanky Marion predicted that Chicago. Pittsburgh or Cincinnati would win (he National league flag this season. He cautioned, however, lhat the loss of a single key man could upset any of the teams he had picked. "Pittsburgh has the hitting and Cincinnati the pitching, while Chicago has practically the same team it had last year," Marion said. "It's all according to what the draft boards do. The loss of a single key man would upset the balance of any team." MILLERS LOSE 33RD PLAYER Minneapolis, (U.P.)--Management of the Minneapolis Millers Friday counted off the 33rd man the club has contributed to the armed forces since Pearl Harbor, a record which, said Business Manager Parke Carroll, has no equal among independent baseball operators. No. 33 was Claude Horton, right handed pitcher, who wrote Owner Mike KelJey that his Fort Worth, Tex., draft board has notified him that he will be inducted shortly. Horton came to Minneapolis from Fort Worth last season and won 9 and lost'9 before a shoulder injury resulting from a fall ofE a bicycle forced him into temporary retirement last July. The injury had healed this winter, however, to the extent that he expected to engineer a successful comeback. Carroll said that other Millers who have.gone into the service of their country since the end of the 1943 season are Frank Trechock and Ed Skladany, shortstops; Russell Rolandson and Bill De Carlo, catchers; and Jim Walsh, first baseman. Roland^n, who could play outfield, too, waS classed by Carroll as "Â«hc best catcher in the minor leagues, in our opinion." Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your Globe-Gazette carrier boy. HORAJSB Y 6A5EBAUU AS SB/ v/iU- feeceisfe ~M "SAUR/eVER PAID A i^-THe MEXICAN tEAeue- TEXAS LBAOOE, CVJ riiS WAY "to Mexico i -Tt\e VGPA - - v. /' t Wildcats Seek to Remain in Title Race MUST DEFEAT ILLINI, PURDUE Iowa Hits Notre Dame at South Bend Saturday By BOB MEYER Chicago, (U.R)--This is Northwestern's week to shine or else b(. blacked out as a Big Ten title contender. The Wildcats stack up against a dangerous Illinois team Friday night at the Chicago stadium and then invade Purdue for anothei gruelling test Saturday night Playing without Capt. Otto Graham, and ready to lose at least 2 other players before the fina: Iowa series, Coach Dutch' Lonborg's .smoothly-balanced outfit must sweep both games to remain a threat for a share of Ohio State's championship. The site of botli contests figured to work to Nqrthwestern's disadvantage. Illinois, although losing 7 of 9 conference games, lias shorn peak form on tlie stadium floor and Purdue is notorious for its home-floor invincibility. Nick Vodick, Graham's replacement, and Forward Johnny Ward will be playing their final games before receiving marine transfers If Northwestern can squeeze pas this week's tests, Lonborg still ca count on George Felt, Jerry Carle and Ronnie Schumacher as well as Bernie Schadler to be around foi the Iowa series. Purdue's stake in Saturday's Northwestern game was bifser than Lonbore's, however, for the Boilermakers can virtually clinch a share of the title by defeating the Wildcats. Purdue's fina! game will be against the weak Indiana team, and victories in his last 2 games would give Coach \Var6 Lambert his 12th share of the Big Ten crown since 1917. He has cap- lured undisputed title rights G of these times. Purdue will count on its "three H's"--Hoffman, Haag and Horn-to pace the offense against Northwestern. Paul Hoffman has scored 126 points in 10 games, while Charley Haag has 95 and Denni Horn 91. With Iowa idle and Ohio State and Michigan finished with conference competition, the game affords Hoffman an opportunity to gain on individual scoring leaders. Dick Ives of Iowa paces the contenders with 178 points, followed by Arnold Bisen and Don Grate of Ohio State, Dave Danner of Iowa, Tom King of Michigan, Ray Patterson of Wisconsin and Dave Strack of Michigan, all ahead ol Hoffman. , Patterson also was expected to raise his stock in the scoring race as Wisconsin meets a weaker Minnesota team at Madison Friday night. The game can have no title significance as botli teams are'oui of the race. Wisconsin with 3 defeats and Minnesota with 7. Chicago will attempt to win its first Big Ten game in 7 tries at Minnesota Saturday nighf when Coach Kyle Anderson reinforces his squad with 2 navy meteorology students--Sam Gallaher, center, and D. E. Norton, guard--who be- Â·came eligible last Saturday. Ohio State's" high-scoring machine engages DePaul at the Chicago stadium Friday night in a battle that may decide the 4th district representative to the NCAA tournaments. An ankle injury to George Mikan, 6 foot 9 inch center, was expected to weaken DePaul, although Mikan will play part of the game. Iowa by-passes conference wars long enough to meet Notre Dame at South Bend Saturday, but the Hawkeyes will be looking forward to the deciding Northwestern series March 3-4. Dodds Gets J. E. Sullivan Award Sunday Falls City, Nebr.. (}--It will be a proud moment for Gil Dodds, Boston divinity student from Nebraska, when he receives the James E. Sullivan memorial trophy jn New York Sunday night--his reward for being selected the country's outstanding amateur athlete in 1943. And Lloyd Hahn. southeast Nebraska farmer who started (he star milcr on his way to fame on the track, will be equally as Proud and regrets he will be unable to attend Â«hc Sullivan presentation. Hahn, w h o ' r u l e d the middle distance runners in the '20's, said Friday he believes his protege is well deserving of the award, which is given annually to the athlete who "by his performance, example and influence as an amateur and a man, has done the most during the year to advance the cause of sportsmanship." "Gil has worked hard and done well, exceptionally well," said Hahn. whose current problems arc mostly about his wheat crop. Hahn tutored Dodds while he was in high school and when Dodds attended college at Ashland, Ohio, he mailed him instructions--earning the title "mail order miler" for the Nebraskan. Later Hahn advised Dodds to jo east to pursue his track career, and Dodds found a new coach in John (Jack) Ryder of the Boston Athletic association. As a tribute to both his cosches Dodds named his new son John Lloyd Dodds. , Dodds' best mile time is 4:06.1, and Hahn, a frank critic as well as a friend, doesn't believe Dodds ever will run a 4-tninute mite. "He has the speed but lie lasn t the endurance," Hahn -explained. CPO REESE VISITS HOME-Chief Petty Officer "Fee- wee i Reese, former Brooklyn shortstop, holds his 5-months old daughter, Barbara, while his wife looks on. Home oif Iurlough from Norfolk, Va., Keese will leave his Louisville Ky., home early in March to report to San Francisco Director J. E., Named After FBI Chief, Choice in Flamingo ROUGH-RIDERS HERE FRIDAY Mohawks Must Win to Stay in Running Seeking to close the season in a rush and grab a share o f ' t h e Big Seven conference championship, Mason City's .basketball team winds up the 194^-44 campaign at home Friday and Saturday nigKls, facing Roosevelt of Des Moines Friday and East high of the Capital City Saturday. In order to win u portion of the diadem, the Mohawks must have help from Fort Dodge, too. Should the Cardinal and Black capture both contests, and the Dodgers knock off the Rough Riders Saturday, Coach Bud Suter's men will he in for a slice. With Roosevelt undefeated and sporting a 10-0 conference ,mark the Mohawks will be the underdogs in Friday's contest. Friday^ program,' will be a 'douWeheader;Â·'Â· wltfi' "the sophomores facing Hanlontown at 7 o'clock. Saturday night, the 9th graders will take on the St. Joseph's reserves at 5:45, the sophomores will meet the Clear Lake reserves at 7 o'clock and the Mason City-East game at 8:15. RAMSEUTILL HEADS BIG 6 Kansas City, (/Pj--A point- scoring spree in his last 2 games has skyrocketed Don Barrington of Kansas into a contending position in the Big Six conference individual scoring race. The Kansas forward drilled 21 points against Nebraska and came back with 18 against Kansas State Wednesday night to boost his total to 81 in 8 games. He's now in 4th position, just 5 points behind the 2 leaders, Grover Ramsey and Allie Paine of Oklahoma tied at 85. Price Brookfield of Iowa State holds 3rd place with 84 (points. The scoring leaders: Ramsey. Oklahoma .. Paine. Oklahoma ____ Broohriclef. lown Slntc Harrington. Kansas . . Coolcj*. Kansas Slate . Hay Wchdc. Iowa Slate Moffelt, Kansas ...... Pippin, Missouri ____ Pi-or. Oklahoma .... ~ I i U 5 , Missouri . . . . . . FT, 32 33 . Av. 10.1 10.7 10.5 10.1 S.7 9. 3.4 9.2 Chuck Klein Sheds Clothes, Avoirdupois Philadelphia, W 1 )--Charles Herbert Klein shed "his clothes, his Jigmty and several pounds Friday n a determined--not to say vio- cnt--attempt to prove that he's still rugged enough, at 39, to cnock the hide off anything a National league pitcher can throw. The hard-hitting Hoosier is so serious about his comeback as a Player that he made the acquaintance of a rowing machine, lifted a flock of weihts, pedalled an imaginary half-mile on an elevated bicycle and even submitted to incarceration in n steam cabinet. And'although his display of pre-pre-season training m i g h t cost the Phillies front office money, on the theory that a batter is worth more than a coach, General Manager Herb Pennock -- who race staged a similar demonstra- ion to wrangle a raise from the *few York Yankees--looked on with beaming approval. "II he's in as good'shape as he ooks, he's really going to see a ot of action," Pennock said of the 'eteran outfielder, who led the eague in batting 11 years ago and wice was top man in runs batted n, besides lining voted the circuit's most valuable player in By JACK CUDDY New York, (U.R) _ A tip from Washington informs that J. Edgar Hoover, chief of the F. B. I., is keenly interested in Saturday's running of the $15,000 Flamingo stakes at Hialeali, Fla. It seems that the favorite for tins most important 3 year old test of the Florida season is Mrs. Ella K. Bryson's Director J. E., a brown colt named in honor of Mr. Hoover. Thus far, Director J. E.'s per- f o r m a n c e s have been spirited enough surely to merit approval from J. Edgar. This brown son of Sickle and grandson of Man O' War has run as it the "G" men were after him. Because of his speed and stamina he will go to the post in the Flamingo a Hro- iiounced favorite, possibly at even money. Moreover, he is rated a leading: contender for the Kentucky Derby, at the indicator quotation of 15-1. Director J. E., purchased for $2,500 as a yearling, is so highly regarded now that we understand F. W. Hooper recently offered $75,000 for him. But Mrs. Bryson smilingly declined this chance for such a tidy, profit;-she has-such confidence m the colt's goWen future. As a 2 year ok! in !!M3, Director J. E. won 5 of'll starts. Victories included the Richard Johnson stakes and the Oden Bowie, botli during the fall meeting at Pimlico. He was shipped to Florida for the winter season, already possessed of a reputation for speed. He made his first winter start at Hialcah on Feb. 9 in the grade "A" handicap, in which he was o v c r-matchcd against o l d e r horses, and finished 3rd. But in his next slarl, against 3 year oids, he won the Nancy Hanks purse on Feb. 12. In his 3rd trip to the post, last Saturday, he captured the stagehand purse -- over the Flamingo distance of u mile and a furlong. He won convincingly, by a length and a quarter over Good Bid, followed by 4 other Kentucky Derby hopefuls. .1. Hirschberg's Black Badge f i n - ished last. The Flamingo will be watched closely by the turf world because it is the first prep for the Kentucky Derby. It will be followed in the spring by similar Z year old tests: The Chesapeake at Pimlico; the Blue Grass at Churchill Downs and the Wood Memorial at Jamaica. In Saturday's Flamingo Director J. E. is expected to get his stiffest opposition from Whitey Abel's Cramp's Image; the Calumet Farm's Bull Weed: Greentree Stables' Stir Up, and S. Fineberg's Aerial Flight. Should Direclor J. Â£.' stage a convincing triumph Saturday, his future book price for the May Glh Kentucky classic probably will be pared from 15-1 to a quotation lhat will put him close behind Lt. C. V. Whitney's Pukka Gin, current favorite at 6-1; and George D.'Widener's Platter, now 8-1. Anyway, the inside info from Washington says that J. Edgar Hoover is mighty interested in the Flamingo; and that he is pardonably proud of his namesake's apparent ability--much more ability than that possessed by 2 previous namesakes, J. Edgar H. and Je- tioover, both of whom turned out to be mere platers. JOHAWKS FACE ROCKWELL FIVE St. Joseph's basketball team will close its 1943-54 season at Rockwell Friday night in the 2nd match of a homc-and-home series. The Johawks already hold one triumph over Rockwell. Father A. D. Gibbs' charges tiave gone undefeated since the diocese tournament at Dubuque, and are heavy favorites to close :he season with a victory -Last victim of the Blue and White was Kenselt here Monday Next week the Johawks compete in the"sectional tournament it Northwnnri. North Iowa Basketball Little Cedar Stops St. Ansgar Little Cedar -- The local high school boys won 2 basketball games from the St. Ansgai- learns on the local floor. The second team scores were: Little Cedar, 33 and St. Ansgar, 29. The first team game was tied at 24 at the half, but the Little Cedar boys rallied in the 3rd quarter, going ahead of their opponents. The final score was 49 to 37 in favor of the local team. * Fertile Downs Ventura, 38-26 Fertile--The Fertile basketball team ended its season on a victory note hero Thursday night, defeating the Ventura quintet, 38-2B. Fertile led-at the intermission, 1512, as Brue led the winners with 22 points. Hyde had 9 for Ventura. The Fertile season record now stands at 13--!. Fertile will compete in the sectional tournament at Forest City, meeting Joice in the opening round of play. Thursday night the Ventura _irls defeated the Fertile lassies 22-lli. * Lawler Downs OLVA Waterloo The Lawler Fighting irsh ended their 1943-44 season with a 41 to 21 victory over O. L. V. A. of Waterloo on the home floor. Prior to this meeting Waterloo had but one defeat. The game started slowly with little scoring but great defensive play. At the end of the first quarter Waterloo led 6 to 2. The second quarter was faster with the Irish gaining ami they held a half time lead of 15 to 14. When the whistle blew -for the start of the third quarter the Irish really started to roll. They hit the hoop for 20 points while holding Waterloo to 4. L. Kane led the scoring for Lawler with 15 points while Kramer gathered 10 for the losers. In the curtain raiser the Luw- ler seconds also were victorious by the score of 1C to 14. J. Kane took the scaring honors for the Irish with 9 points while Hogan did the bust for Waterloo with 7 points. * Ventura Girls Down Thornton Ventura -- Tlie Ventura girls basketball team completed its schedule for the year by defeating the Thornton sextet 3(5-15. The local team won 2nd place in the Cerro Gordo county conference having been defeated in 2 games by Swaledale in the conference race. It was. also defeated in 2 tournament games by Swaledalo, making the record 10 wins and 4 losses, the defeats being only to the Su-aiecinie sextet. .Three senior girls, Shirley Hampel, Peggy Cash and Luella Akkerman, playing their final game as guards, will be greatly missed from the team. The highlight for tue girls was the defeat of the Red Raiders of Hamilton's Business college. The record for the year is as follows: V e n t u r a ... Venlura ... Ventura ,.. Ventura ... Ventura .,. Vcntnrn ,.. Ventura ... Ventura .., Ventura ... Ventura ... Ventura ... VunUira .,. Ventura ... Ventura ... 30 Ventura ... 39-1 .10 Â·ill 11 24 23 Mcservcy Plj'tnoudi , Rockwell . St. JOC Rock Falls Tliornloii . Mcscrvcy Swnlodnlif . Mescrvev . SwnlcOaic H.iiniHons Swalcdalc Thornton . Oppononls 12 2.1 n Two other games were played at Thornton both resulting in wins for Ventura. The boys team won 42 to 30 and the Freshman boys won 2G to 11. * Ventura Quintet's Season Record Ventura--The Ventura basketball team concluded 'its .season at Fertile Thursday night, dropping a 38-20 decision. Coach Curlcy Ilintzman's outfit concluded the campaign as the Ccrro Gordo county champions with D victories and no losses in conference competition. The season's record: Ventura 52 Meservcy 2QÂ« Ventura 36 Hayfield -'2 Ventura 43 Plymouth V- Ventura 48 Rockwell 20* Ventura 37 Swaledale 28* Ventura 15 St. Joe Â·! Ventura 41 Rock Falls 33* Ventura 37 Hanlontown 22 Ventura 43 Thornton -2* Ventura GO Fertile 25 Ventura 33 Mescrvey n* Ventura 56 Swalcdalc 29 Ventura 40 Thornton 18" Ventura 44 Holy Family 36 Ventura 18 St. Joe 32 Ventura 39 Hayficld -7 Ventura 22 Clear Lake 28 Ventura 32 Klcmmc -'5 Ventura 42 Thornton 30Â» Ventura 26 Fertile 38 Ventura 769 Opponents ~509 Games marked (") arc conference games. Results for year 16 wins and 4 losses. * Cerro Gordo Loop Standings The Cerro Gordo conference standings with one pair of games yet to play finds Swalcdalc's girls undefeated, Cerro Gordo county champions and sectional winners, in undisputed first pl.-i.y. The Friday, Feb. 25, 1944 ) MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Warrnerdam, Dodds, Fulton Headline Meet By HAKOLD CLAASSEN New York, Iff 1 )--The indoor Irack season, which has struggled along to packed houses with only a pail- of stars,-becomes a 3 ring circus Saturday night in Madison Square Gurdcn with the return to competition ^ of pole vaulting Cornelius Warmerdam. Warmcrdam, an ensign in Undo Sam's navy and now stationed at Monmouth, 111., is tlio only man to clear 15 lect, an accomplishment he has done 42 times. The former Californian shares the billing with Gil Dodds in the mile run and with Johnny Fulton, on a semester leave from Stanford, in the 1,000-yard a f f a i r Dodds, \vho did 4:08 last Saturday while running virtually alone, this time has Bill Hulse. Don Burnhiim ot Dartmouth and the Hume twins--Ross and Robert--of Michigan among his opponents. Hulse was absent last week because of illness while the 2 Wolverines locked arms and reached the tape in 4:18 at a midwest duel. All told, athletes from 20 states will be seeking national titles at the K. of C.'s ofith' indoor meet. SPORTST ROUNDUP By HUGH FULLERTON New York,, VP)--Besides turning out a basketball team that hasn't lost to a college rival this season Western Michigan college is one institution that makes college baseball pay its own way. Since this department has become involved in a discussion- of why so few colleges can do that we put it up to Drum Beater Homer Dunham. Not All The Answers . . . Dunham, who prefers to talk about we value of a sound all-around athletic program rather than oÂ£ his achievements as a publicist maintains that a good schedule and sound coaching will do the trick. . . . Back in 1328, Western Michigan took on Chicago and Notre Dame, its first major rivals; 5 years later Wisconsin spoiled a perfect record against all major rivals and for the past 10 years western Michigan has made a G3i average against Big Ten colleges. . . . The boys like to play that Kind of opposition, the college provides plenty ot good coaches and as a result the varsity had a turnout of about CO candidates each pre-war season and about 100 kids tried for the freshman team. . . . The Kalamazoo fans took to it because the college provided better baseball than the City .Industrial league andÂ»sched- "fed its mid-week games when the factory workers were just coming otf duty. COLLEGE BASKETBALL llf The AaMicfiltd rresÂ») .Midwest Fort Hllc.v Centaurs 58: a)th Cavalry 3- Jefferson a-irr.iclis 53: Washington U. 3l" Caterpillar DlesDj* II1U 40; Phillips *Â· Soulluvest Oklahoma A. XI. 58; Denver U. 23. Phillips V. 37; Oklnliom.i B.intist U 23 West Icy Ficfd k 43 CUy AlrbasL ' W1 Â»E* Â«; Buck- l U C h C m l C i " 5?: Provo ' Ulah ' A11 - Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamns f r l ) m your Globe-Gazette carrier boy. Ventura girls, with losses only to Swalcdalc this season, stand in 2nd place. The postponed game yet to be played could not change the first or 2nd place standing but will decide the 4tlr place race between Plymouth and Rock Falls. The Ventura team is at the top with Rock Falls firmly in 2nd place in the boys division The postponed game will not change the first 2 places, but will determine whether Rockwell or ' Swalcdalc lakes 3rd place. This was a successful year for most of the conference teams from the view point of local interest and attendance. Transportation was a considerable problem for most of the schools, am! reduced schedules arc probable for next year. Ccrro Gordo Conference Boys W. 3 5 Ventura . . . Rock Falls Rockwell . . *Svvaledalc Thornton .. Mcscrvey Â·Plymouth * One game to play. Girls W. . 8 'Swalcdalc . Ventura - . . , Rockwell Â· "Plymouth . . . . Hock Falls : AJoscrvcv* ; Thornton . . . . . . . . ; * One RJIHIC to play. 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