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JANUARY 12, 1943 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Mohawks Will Meet Lindblom Cagers Spotlight Sports By Roger Rosenblum Hawkeye basketball captains seem to run into bad luck before the start of each conference season. Last year Co-captain Vic Siegel opened the campaign with a cracked cheekbone, received in a practice session. He played willi a face guard on. * * * Now this season Co-captain Tommy Chapman is starting out with a broken nose, also received ' in a practice scrimmage. He started against Minnesota Saturday night with a face protector. * * * Dean of coaches at Iowa is Dave Armbruster, who, for the 28th year, will lead his swimmers through a Big Ten season opening Jan. 30 against Wisconsin al Iowa City. Following Armbruster in length of service are George Bresnahan, track coach, and Mike Howard, who heads the grunt and groaners. Bresnahan has seen 23 years 'of service, Howard 22. * * * There will be only three veterans on tbe,track squad this year that begins its season against the Badgers on Feb. 6. Capt. Lee Fanner, who captured the western conference indoor dash and broad jump titles, pole vaulter Ken Steinbeck and Irv Wolf, quarter and half niiler. v * * Remedy for domestic troubles of bowling families: Mr. and Mrs Joe Wilman of Berwyn, 111., hit upon this solution ot who'll do the dishes--the one with the sorest thumb gets to wash dishes, the other wipes them. They claim that immersion of a calloused thumb in hot, soapy water does it good. It's probably true, too, for Joe owns an average of 200 to 205 in four league-, while his wife (115 pounds) knocks them down in the ITU's. *. * * In a recent article. Abe'Greene, president of the National Boxing association, takes another slap at the New York State Athletic commission. He asks for "a unified boxing: control that will be so in both name and accomplishment." V X # Greene feels that "the day of international isolationism is dead. and so loo has the time passed when boxing can be properly supervised on the purely sectional basis of state selfishness. "One single state commission can no longer presume to set itself upon a self-erected pedestal and operate on tiie premise that it is 'the great I am.' " * * * Well, at least, the lightweight titleholder will definitely be agreed upon in March when NBA's Sammy Angott and New York's Beau Jack meet in a title go. Which definitely will be an accomplishment. * * if , Hockey is no weak man's game, especially if you're minding the , nets. Statistics show that the nerve strain on goalies in the National Hockey league is tremendous. This is reflected in the fact that, among the "ten-year men"' surviving in the major league, there is one for every position, except goal. Frankic Brimsek. of the Boston Bruins is the veteran. among the NHL netminders, and he joined the Bruins only four years ago after the season of 1938-39 had started. CHICAGO OUTFIT WILL PLAY HERE IN JAN. 29 TILT Pee Wee Day Out of Action for Month With Injured Wrist Another Lindblom athletic team 'rom Chicago will put In its ap- aearance at Mason City on Friday evening, Jan. 29, when a basket- jail team representing the Windy City 'high school will meet the Mohawks on the fieldhouse court, t was revealed Monday. The contest will be played as a benefit for the Citizens' Victory committee, and will pit probably the classiest cage outlit in Chicago against Judge Grimsley's charges. * * Nostalgia, Tales'of Practical Jokes Life of Boxing Writer stock took a sharp drop Monday with the announcement that Fee Wee Day will be out of action for tbe better part of a month with an injured wrist. The hleh- scoring forward hurt the wrist in a spill during the Mason City-East Des Moines game Saturday night. * * * A later checkup showed' that Day will have to keep the wrist in a cast for at least three weeks, which will probably mean another week before the hand will be back in playing condition. Paul Bruns, however, probably will be back in the lineup for Friday's game here with Ft Dodge, and will team up with Gus Pappas at the forwards. . * * * Darin? the recent football campaign a grid team from Lindblom played the Mohawk eleven to a 14-11 standstill, and both teams on the 29th will attempt to put its school into the lead in a series that may well · develop into an annual affair. * ¥ * Prospects are that both quintets will go into 'the fray with unblemished records, adding further By JACK CUDDY NEW YORK, (U.PJ--For file past 10 days metropolitan sports pages lave seeped nostalgia as the base- jail writers pined for the southern Mining camps of yore. Even Commissioner Landis, a lard-bitten guy who is tough t rim,-went nostalgic (pray support me lest I swoon) and vicariously .hared the pangs of the baseball Soswells as they expressed dainty ut heroic regrets that there would 3e no training treks to sunny climes this year because pt the transportation situation. Yet you read no lacrymose laments from the boxing writers, the men who had the most to bleat about, because these handy chroniclers of clout wound up without even ersatz training camps. The baseball writers, at least, have some place to go, even if it is only to Asbury Park, V. J., where the New York Yankees will train. But the New York boxing writers, for example, can journey henceforth only to Stillman's gymnasium on Eighth avenue. And no one knows it better than (1) their sports editors, and (2) their wives. Which is a hopeless combination, indeed. It would seem to the casual observer that the northward transfer of the baseball training camps-both major and minor leagues-would be a more bitter blow to thq sportswriting fraternity than the blackout of the "big fight' camps. In a concentrated sense that is correct, but viewed from the democratic angle of sports writing it's not true. Because we know--as one who has had our fling in both types of encampments--you'll find a much larger and more representative cross-section of American sports writing in the "big fight" camp than at any baseball bivouac. interest to the meeting, and in- jf we can j oss ' centive to the contestants to knock tjom of thp in/ the other out of the unbeaten ranks. Seeks to Add Jimmy Collins to Cooperstown NEW YORK, (#) -- Although baseball's hall of fame at Cooperstown has enshrined 26 of the game's immortals, it still lacks a third baseman. This has caused various persons concern from time to time, but it finally has fired at least one man to action. Bob Stedler, veteran sports editor ol the Buffalo (N. Y.) .Evening News, opened a formal campaign this week to bring about the election ol his fellow townsman, tions of the individual baseball hangout in Florida and concentrate upon that inimitable clear- ing house of spring-training information--Tampa--we must admit that the coverage ot baseball conditioning has its talking points. Because never to our knowledge was there a city which proved such a perfect host to sports writers. Tampa always went all out. And so did most of the baseball writers. * ¥ * But when you come to the big-fight camps, brother, you hive something far more expansive and intensive, e v e n t h o u g h that camp may be pitched in Speculator. N. Y., where the God-fearing natives became convinced that the rest of the world was a madhouse, judging by the antics of the sports - writing representatives who trekked through that picturesque pine-scented spot, 300 or 400 strong, from all bailiwicks from San Francisco to Berlin, Germany. The factor that made a fight camp an institution without parallel in the semi-sane strata of American life was the emphasis upon the motif of "self defense.' Anyone who entered the portals of those major fight camps put his life, or at least his Jimbs, in jeopardy. We haven't the space here to regale yen with anecdotes about the cotfins in which live but inebriated reporters arid photographers were shipped out, and the hurly-burly that ensued in express cars when they started knocking on the lids of their ghastly sarcophagi. Nor about the electric chairs; the bottom-bored row-boats; the mickey finns; the frog-inhabited beds; the overhead fans, laden with sneezing powder; the water buckets above bedroom doers; the husband-come- home false arrests; the automobile "bombs;" the battles between reporters and fighters and trainers and among themselves. We wish we had the space to riffle your risibilities with such anecdotes. Because when we begin to go down memory lane among the pastoral mcccas of pugilism, we too could become nostalgic. (T'row dat bum out now.) Yankees Will Train atAsburyParkES. NEW YORK, (U.R)_The New York Yankees, champions of the American League, became the seventh major league club to complete close-to-homo spring training plans Monday with the announcement that they will condition, at the Asbury Park, N. J.,' high school--only 65 miles from New York City. (The Yankees, knocked off by the St. Louis Cardinals in the World series, were scheduled to train as usual at St. Petersburg, Fla., but changed their plans because of war-time transportation difficulties. The squad James J. (Jimmy) Collins, famous Ma ^ h Is"" Pr^den^Ed BTM third baseman of the 1890s and 5aid and added that LburyPa?k, I a seashore resort, has a climate 10 per cent warmer than. New York. Y.M.C.A. HI-Y BASKETBALL LEAGUE Mondav Games Cards 12; Raiders II. . Cubs 2; Braves 0. Indians 2*; Yanks 13. Standings Cards Indians Cubs Bmvcs Raiders W. I,. r, o Pet. 1.000 J.OOO .GOT .CC7 .333 .000 DON'T MISS early 1900s. In the opinion of Stedler, who has been writing sports for four decades, tbe comparative youngsters \rho are now writing baseball and whose rotes select the stars for places in the hall of fame, should have someone call their attenUon to the merits of a standout \vTiom they never saw. There being no logical objection to this, he has circularized all members of the Baseball Writers Association of America in recent days to point out Collins. The spotlight showed many qualifica- i tions. i Collins played 18 years in the big leagues--with the Boston ; Braves and Red Sox and the Philadelphia Athletics--and in Stedler's judgment revolutionized the art\[ guarding the "hot comer." While with the Boston Nationals he was the first third baseman to stop the deadly bunting game o£ the Baltimore Orioles, led by McGraw, Keeier and Jenninss. During his career he was the leading fielder at his position in both the National and American leagues and in five seasons he baited well over .300. In 1898. when his batting average was .337, he collected 15 homcruns to lead the National league. They had a dead ball in those days. Collins switched to the newly formed American league in 19o"l as manager o£ the Red Sox and in 1303 ran away with the pennant. The Red Sox were so great that fans wanted to see them matched against the mighty Pittsburgh Pirates who had dominated the National league three straight years. The result was the first world series and Collins' Keel Sox won it after losing three of the first four games. In the lobby of the HOTEL HANFORD Mason City, Iowa RECTAL COLON PROS'TATE - RHEUMATISM (ARTHRITIS) (Octozone Therapy) SINUS Dr. R. W. SHULTZ, D. 0. 218-219-220 First' National Bank Bldg. Lome Carr Head^NHL MONTREAL, (U.R)--Lome Carr, star left winger of the Toronto Maple Leafs, registered only one goal during the past week but managed! to retain the lead in the national hockey league individual scoring race Monday. Carr has 19 goals and 18 assists for a total o£ 37 points, one more than Bill Cowley of Boston who has nine goals and 27 assists. Syl Apps of Toronto tied with Teammate Bill Taylor ol the Leafs for third with 35 points. BOWLING GREEN SELECTED MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., (IP) -The local entry in the American association baseball league will train at Bowling Green, Ky. Home From Hollywood Frankie Smkvich and his bride relax at their Athens, tra., home after arriving; from Hollywood where the Georgia all-Amencan back ran into considerable difficulty making up his mind as to who in the Sinkwich family was going to accept the offered film contracts. After turning thumbs down on his wife's movie ambitions, Frankie turned about and signed to make a film before he dons his marine uniform in March. (Phonephoto) Bluejays' Best JAYCEESTOPLAY AMES NAVY FIVE KAVV MASON crrv R"st r E«1W^5 Bill Friedman F . . . AI niaj Bob Charles C , Lylc 3Iaxson KvcrcH Hunt C. Jay Cron-n Howard Ortmryer G IIOB Lorenze TIME: 7:30'p. m., Jan. 13. PLACE; State Gymnasium, Ames. AMES -- The Iowa State Navy five makes its third start in five days here Wednesday when it faces a strong Mason City junior college team. The game will start at 7:30 p. m. Tlie contest with the Mason City team, which has won three games so far this year, follows Saturday and Monday games against Iowa State's crack frosh cagers and the Drake university five. Navy officials announced that the Mason . City contest, like all other Navy games so far this year, will be free to tlie public.. PITY THE MANAGER NEW YORK, (if) -- Sparring partners are at such a premium that Manager Lester Krell dons the gloves daily as Lightweight Joey Peralta of Tamaqua, Pa., prepares himselE for his Friday night bout with Chalky Wright o£ Los Angeles, in Madison Square Garden. Hawkeyes to Start Winter Ball Practice IOWA CITY--Practice for the 1343 baseball season now is under way at the University ot Iowa, as J. E. (Waddy) Davis, the new coach.-develops a team to defend the Big Ten title share. The Hawkeyes will drill lour times weekly in the fieldhouse, until they are able to practice outdoors. Six major letter men and three winners of the minor letter remain from the squad which last season won 10 of 12 conference games. , ( Captain Harold Lind of Ottumwa leads the letter men. Others are Tom Farmer of Cedar Rapids, second base; Harry Rinkenma o£ South Holland, 111., outfielder; Ben Triekey of Marshalltown, third base: Jack Kenney of Cedar Rnpids and Roy Stille of Schaller, pitchers. The minor letter men arc Max Landes of Marshalltown, outfielder; D o n a l d Thompson oE Mapleton, ihfielder: and Bob Collins of Davenport, pitcher. lowans arc booked to open the conference schedule April 16 and 17 against Northwestern here, but probably will have several earlier non-conference games yet to be scheduled. Iowa Dumps Minnesota As Illinois Seeks Crown Leading scorers (2 games) FGFTlPFTPAv. Phillip, 111.. F 19 5 2 43,21.5 Graham, NW., FUGS 34 17 Weridla'd, NW., G 11 9 63115.5 Chapman, la., F 12 6 5 30 15 Lind, Minn., F 9 7 0 26 13 Patterson, Wis., C 11 4 8 28 13 Hamilton, Ind., F 11 1 l '3 n 5 Kotz, Wis., F 10' .3 5 23 11.5 Nelson, Minii.,-C 9 5 7 23 11.5 Triekey, Iowa, F 9 5 2 23 11.5 Big Ten standings: W L PTS OP Indianana 2 0 106 68 Illinois 2 0 99 74 Purdue 1 0 59 22 Wisconsin . -- . l Northwestern ...... 1 Iowa I Minnesota 1 Ohio State 0 Michigan ',. 0 Chicago :. . 0 "1 22 59 1 107 117 1 114 99 1 93 87 1 87 93 68 10G 6G 96 Remaining games this week: Wednesday--Michigan State at Minnesota. Friday--Wisconsin at Michigan. Saturday -- Northwestern vs. Notre Dame in Chicago Stadium. Indiana'at Chicago. Iowa at Illinois. Wisconsin at Michigan. Purdue at Minnesota. By CHARLES CHAMBERLAIN CHICAGO, W--Now you know what Coach Doug Mills o£ Illinois had up his sleeve when he decided to switch Handy Andy Phillip from guard to forward this season. It was another Big Ten championship. Illinois gathered tremendous headway toward that goal Monday night by taking Wisconsin, 52 to 40, as Phillip plunked the strings for 24 points. ¥ * * Handy Andy collected 19 when the Whiz Kids beat Michigan, so he now is cruising along in his new position with a 21.5 average--43 points in two games, after notching only 50 in six non-conference encounters. That shows how he can multiply when it really counts. * * * As a guard last year, Phillip led the Illini scoring through 15 Big Ten meetings with a 10.6 average. Mills figured he was better than that, so he had him trade jobs with Jack Smiley. The mastermind switch worked all around. Smiley held Fush-'Em-Up Johnny Kotz to 11 points, ttiree of which he couldn't stop Because they came from the foul line. That left last season's scoring champ with a 23 point showing in two games. * * :.: Although the Badgers may have been fagged out from that nerve-tingling 67-65 win over Northwestern. Phillip's 24 tallies hint the Illinois power, especially in an emergency. An emergency existed, because for the first time since the advent of the Whiz Kids their harmonious scoring unit was broken up by tlie absence of Ken Menkc. who saw limited service against Michigan with a sprained foot. He couldn't play at all against Wisconsin. * * * Indiana also registered Us second conference win and ninth SPORTS ROUNDUP By HUGH FULLERTON NEW YORK, (^--George Corcoran, the Greensboro, N. Car golf pro, suggests that golf clubs should be classified as health clubs rather than as amusement centers now that easterners aren't allowed to use gas for amusement . . . George figures that most golfers are hunting exercise and relaxation rather than entertainment . . . Come to think of it, we've f r e q u e n t l y heard health" mentioned at the 19th hole--accompanied by a bending motion of the elbow that must provide a certain amount of exercise . . . Gas rationing, too, is a reason why 88 fewer teams entered the Iowa state high school boys' basketball tournament this year, cutting the total to only 335 POSTMAN'S PARAGRAPH Whitey Budrunas oE Waukegan, II!., former Marquette U. basketball player and player-coach in Lithuania in 1938-39, passes along a few observations about basketball as an international game After the Berlin Olympics, he says, the sport spread like wildfire in the Baltic states and that Europeans were greatly impressed by American ways of coaching and of American the sportsmanship players . . . "I'd like to see someone champion the position of sports in the coming reorganization oE Europe after this war," Whitey writes. "Basketball, with American-born boys teaching in their fathers' native countries would do wonders spreading our conception of sportsmanship." TODAY'S GUEST STAR Bob Paulos, Alton, (111.,) Evening Telegraph: '-Dolph Camilli's decision to remain on his California ranch is hardly anything new to talk about. The first baseman has been raising beefs as a Dodger lor the past several sea- straight tiiis season · by-: crowding Ohio State, 61 to 31, after being able to turn the trick by only 45 to 37 in the opener. Otto Graham potted 17 points and Capt. Russ Wendland added 14 as NoL-thweatern's revitalized Wildcats roared through Michigan 49 to 32, for their first league victory. * * * Iowa finally got on the beam behind Tommy Chapman's 16 tallies and Ben Trickey's 11 to even up with Minnesota with a 48-41 verdict. The Gophers, buoyed by Bill Lind's 13 points, tied the score four times in the final half, but loiva generated 13 in the last v five minutes to sweep out the win. * * * Chicago, in a non-conference contest, lost No. 27 in a row, bowing to Camp Grant, 48 to 26. «X V, IS THIS ON THE LEVEL? 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