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

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'Si Mohawks Crush Hapless St. Ansgar Quintet, 82-12 HIT NORTHWOOD SATURDAY NIGHT Mason City Commands 55-3 Halftime Margin Masou Cily (82) Zeigler, f ... Wagner, t Rutt, c PiMarco, g Miller, g Johnson,' f Ccrney, £ ...... Brims, f jYIakris, c Keister, g ..... Hae, · Erdenberger. g Totals St. Anssar (1:) Bullis, 1 Hanson, f D. Koster, c G. Koster, g .. C- Duenow, £ .. Kittlcson, f ... iVIarkham, 1 ... Tossey, g JM. Duenow, g . Knutson, g Totals FG FT PF TP . . G ..0 . . 0 ..5 ..3 ..3 ..3 . .0 . .1 FG FT I'F TP . .0 ..I ..1 ..0 . . 0 ..2 ..0 ..0 ..0 ..0 . .4 4 12 12 ROGER ROSENBLUM Sam Breadon, president of the St. Louis Cardinals, welcomed the opportunity the other day, we're sure, to make the announcemen that the Cardinals would postpone the start of spring training a week in order to allow the players more time to assemble at Cairo, III. We don't men that Breadon is happy because his club is going to Ret less training. But he kncv that when he made the statement he would be asked whether 'or no he thought it meant a dark future fur Ihe Bailie. * Reversal "Definitely not," he -said, ''t'n IASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Thursday, March ?., 1941 115 Hawks Face Wildcats in Two Weekend Tilts lly ISO IS .Mi;VKK C h i c a g o , (U.P.t--Ohio Stale's Buckeyes won't go near a basketball floor this weekend, but they probably will have their usual L'ase of pro-gume "fidgils" when Iowa goes sniping for a piece of their title. The Buckeyes, who completed their schedule with a record of 10 victories and 2 defeats, must sit light while Iowa plays Northwestern twice at Iowa Cily. One defeat can knock Iowa out of the race and leave the brilliant Ohio team as sole successors to the Illinois "Whiz Kids" as conference champion. "Northwestern is very dangerous d e s p i t e personnel losses which took ·! players who ranked from 2nd to 5tb in scoring." Iowa C o a c h "Pops" Harrison b a i d. "Coach Dutch Lonborg is smart at shifting his players and some of the lesser-known men may f i l l Xorthwood--In an amazing burst of latent power. Mason City's basketball team opened a successful defense of its 1943 state cage title here Wednesday night by completely overpowering a hapless St. Ansgar quintet, 82-12. The game was altogether one- sided from the opening whistle and the Saints never had a chance. Coach Bud Suter lifted his starting lineup at the end of the first quarter, and the reserves played the entire second period, 3 minutes of the third stanza and the whole fourth quarter. St. Ansgar's shooting consistently fell far v.'ide of the basket, anc it was not until 2 minutes had gone By in the third quarter t h a t ' the losers tallied on their first fitkl goal. By the lime the first quarter had ended, Mason City held a tremendous 35-2 lead, and the reserves increased tha_t during the second session until the score stood at 55-3 at the intermission. The opening lineup went in at the start of the third quarter, and by the time the Saints had netted their first fielder the Mohawks had poured in 8 more markers to bring the count to 63-5. The second team took over with 3 minutes remaining in the third stanza and hiked the lead to 71-5 by the time the third period had ended. The Saints hit for lield goals 3 times during the final period and plus a free throw brought their final count to 12. The Cardinal and Black reserves, in the 'meanwhile, netted 11 points to give the Mohawks their final tally of 82. The Sutermcii will not see action again until Saturday night, when they run into Northwood, 45-30 victor over Clear Lake Wednesday night, in the finals of the class A bracket. A victory will Johawks Victor Over Plymouth in Sectional Huck Geary NotHomesick, But Plain Sick Buffalo. N. Y., (fP)--"l was sick' all right," says Eugene (Hitck) Geary, ""but I wasn't homesick." The former Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop, sold Wednesday to the Philadelphia Nationals for an undisclosed sum, was discussing his last year's tendency to desert the Buccaneers and go home to Buffalo, which led finally to his suspension from organized baseball. ·'I know they call me 'Homesick Huck'," he asserted Wednesday night, "but that was just something the writers thought up." "I was sick," he insists, explaining he went home once because of stomach trouble, and again because of an injured knee. Geary was reinstated last mo_nth by Baseball Czar Kenesaw M Landis. Informed of the deal trading him to the Phillies, he declared "I'll be glad to play with anybody if the draft _board will lei me." ' · send the Mohawks into districi competition. Forward Ike Zeigler scored 16 points to pace the Mason Cityans followed by Verlyn Rutl with 13 Bob Johnson with 12 and Art Wagner with 11. Kittleson notched 6 for St. Ansgar. Day-In, Day-Out and Ideal for Rainy Weather Too! It's short, it's light weight, its fabric is treated to shed the rain. In that most popular fly-front style, with deep pockets and railroad stitching. ZELAN WEATHER TREATED Announcing the Famous Line North\vop.d--St. Joseph's baskel- jall'tcam, pre-tournament choice o capture the class B title in the sectional meet here, lived lip to ts reputation Wednesday night i;-. jy handing Plymouth a thorough rouncing. 57-16. The Johawks were to hit Manly in the second round of class B play Thursday night. Father A. D. Gibbs threw his entire sciuad into the battle in order to hold the count down, but :hc reserves went right on where the regulars left off. Every man on the Blue and ' White squad scored at least 2 points, with Tcnney leading the parade with 10 markers. Cast and R. Harmon scored 6 each for Plymouth, and Nelson's 4 gave the losers their total of 16. The Johawks j u m p e d ahead at the outset of the contest, and by the time the intermission rolled around, the Blue and White commanded a 33-5 margin, far more than enough to enable the squad to coast in to the triumph. Rebound work, shooting and plays ali worked to perfection Wednesday night as the Johawks dominated play throughout. Mason City's other entrant it the Northwood -sectional, Holy Family, jumps into the battles Thursday night against a stron Mitchell outfit, winner of the Mitchell county tournament. The Maroons drew a bye in the firs round Wednesday. St. Joseph's (57) fg ft pf ( f J. Coyle, f 3 Colloton, L A o 0 Pattee, c 2 n 1- C. Coylc, g i o 0 Paterson. g i n 0 Unite, f 1 Ccsey, f 2 HEADING FOR FINALS--This smiling group of young ladies entertain dire thoughts in their minds, the smiles notwithstanding^ They're thinking o£ what they'd like to do to the other finalists in the girls' state basketball tournament at Des Moines beginning next Wednesday. They're the Swaledale team, winner of the district tournament that earned them a berth in the playoffs. First row, left to right: Ncola Fuller, Betty Jindrich, Pat Jiuclrich and Betty Finnegan; second row, left to right. Frances Sheppard, girls adviser, Martha Jindrich, Mary Swenson and Coach Arthur Carpenter; third row, left to right: Norma Jean Eddy, Edith Westover, Lola Gay Christenson, Gladys Ames, Mary Ann Ingham and Bonnie Ward. 5waledale's Girl Cagers Hold Enviable Hardwood Record t a k i n g an o p t i m i s t i c viewpoint for |'»^surprisingly ^ well.'' the 1944 season." Those were Ihe " T ~ ' " words he longed to utter spontaneously after the entire sporting world j u m p e d on his back recently when he said he felt the Cards couldn't operate with a squad of 19 men. He hastily mumbled something about being an optimist at heart after t h a t , but his words were lost in the shuffle. This time, however, he was the first to j u m p at the opportunely to say how good he thought base-ball would func- lion during the coming season. Public impression leaves its imprint even on the magnates! of Buster Brown Shoes for Boys Mothers, if you want a shoe for your boy that will give real wear you can't beat B U S T E R B R O W N 7 S H O E S MEN'S AND BOVS' APPAREL P RUSIA ri DILLON^, u KAST STATE STREET 2 Doors East of the First National Bank fcnney, f ... Zallek. c Colwell. g .... VerHelst, s ... Cahalan, g ... Totals Plymouth (16) K.Harmon, f Cast, f R. Harmon, c Slovens, g Nelson, g Kruger, f Byington. f Clans, g Hanson, g . ... Gasteiger, g .. Totals . 3 . 4 . 1 . 1 28 SK . 0 . I 2 '. n . t . o . o . 0 . 0 . 0 ft 0 0 n o n n n o 0 I 0 0 a ft o 4 2 n ·i n o o o D 1 1C 5 1 4 23 Pf 3 2 a i o o n t i i 8 9 I SECTIONAL SCORES AT POSTVILLE Class A Dccorah 36, West Union 33. Monona 33. Waukon 31. Class B Luana 30. Waterville 27. AT 3IARBLE ROCK Class B Rudd 29. Orchard 15. Marble Rock 33. Floyd 31. AT FOREST CITY Class A Forest City 58, Thompson 19, Class B Woden 43, Scarville 23. AT IIAJIPTOX Class A Ackley 40. Iowa Falls 21. Class B Dumont 29. Hansell H. Rockwell 40, Swaledale 21. AT NEW HAMPTON Class B Colwell 40, Alia Vista 13. Lawler 38, Frcdricksburc 17. Waucoma 37, Mclntirc 13. AT XORTmVOOD Class A Mason City 82, St. Ansgar 12. Northwood 45. Clear Ixike 30. Class B Manly 31. Hanlontown 23. Mason City (St. Joseph's) 57, Plymouth IG. AT Al.GONA Class B I^akola 30, Lone Rock 15. Seneca 25. Titonka 19. Algona (St. Cecilia's) 33, Whil- temorc 21. Grant 46. Cylinder 25. Rodman 27. Lcdyard 18. Swca City 25. Wcslcv 17. AT BELMOM) Class B Klcmme 43. Rowan 24. Alexander 31, Goodell 14. Meservey 35, Thornton 31. North lowo Basketball : orest City Knocks Out Thompson, 58-19 Forest City--Forest City con- nued on its winning way down- ig Thompson 58 to 19 in a Class lame in the first round of the ectional basketball tournament ere Wednesday night. The vic- ors held a 32 to 7 lead at the alf. Christen of Forest City led he scoring honors with 10 lielc .oals - and Graham was seconc vith 15 points. Becker was higr or Thompson with 12 points Vorvct, Forest City guard, playcc i exceptional game atid turnec 9 points. Woden eliminated Scarville 0 23 in a Class D game, holding o comfortable margin at the half o 27 to 9. Doden was high with L icld goals and 5 free throws foi 1 total of 27 points. Shelwick vas h i g h for Scarvillo \vith joints. Ackley, Rockwell and Dumont Win Hampton--Ackley d e f e a t c t Iowa Falls 40 to 21 in a Class / ;ame of the sectional baskctbal ournament in progress her Wednesday night. Ackley led a the half 19 to 10. Ha'skin and Scallon tied fo scoring honors on the Acklc^ team with 14 points each. Robert and Ringcon shared in the I'o w Falls scoring with 7 points eael Rockwell defeated Swaledal 40 to 21, w i t h Merlin Clark o Rockwell and Caspers of Swale dale sharing scoring honors wit 13 points apiece. Rockwell led a halftime 21 to 9. Dumonl beat Hanscll 29 to 1 in the opening game. The victors were leading at halftime 1 to 3. Roger Pfaltzgraff of Du mont and Lovin of Hansell share scoring honors with 7 points eaci Northwood and Manly Winners Northwood -- Northwood de featcd Clear Lake 45 to 30 in Ih f i n a l game of Wednesday night opening round of games in tl sectional basketball tournamci here. The local club held a le; of 21 to 15 at the half. Wigncs and Gaarder of Nortl wood scored 13 points each an Garth of C l e a r Lake scored points. Manly defeated Hanlonlown 3 to 23 in the opening game, attc closing the half with the score at 13-13. Hogan of Manly was high scorer with 12 points and John- ion of Hanlonlown scored 10 points. Colwell, Lowler, Woucoma Advance Xcw Hampton--Colwell eliminated Alia Vista in Class B play 40 to 13 in the opening game of the sectional basketball t o u r n a - ment here Wcdnesdav night. Colwell led at Ihe h a l t 13 to B. R. Monoghan was h i g h for Colwell with 13 points and M. Erion was high for Alta Vista with 5 poinis. Lawlcr defeated Fredericksburg 38 to 17, with Lee Cane of Lawler leading the scoring with 12 points. Harold Dagner scored 8 points for Frcdcricksbtirg. Lawler led at halftimc 18 lo 5. Lorin Cosligan. center, played a remarkable game for Lawlcr. Waucoma beat M c l n t i r c 37 to | 13 after leading 15 to 4 at the i h a l f . Bruce Closer was high for Waucoma with 12 points and W a l t Grace was high for Mclntirc with 15 points. ''4 By ROGER HOSENBLUM Globe-Gazette Sports Editor Swaledale -- Just to talk to walcdale's unassuming bunch of asketball girls, you'd never t h i n k lat they've been Cerro Gordo ounty champions for 2 years, sec- onal lourntimcnt winners twice a row r , victor in this year's dis- ·ict tournament, competitor in the tatc finals in DCS Moincs and ·iumphant in 39 of Ihe lasl 40 ontests. That's a big order to take all at nee. hut after you've seen ''what light be termed the female edi- ion of the Whiz Kids in action, on can understand the reason for he lone list of achievements. Coacli Arthur Carpenter has moulded a well-balanced group of 2 girls into a potent, high-scoring nachine that has averaged 48.3 oints a game d u r i n g the last 2 easons, meanwhile holding op- jonents to a meager average of 20 markers a contest. That scoring has been taken jare of mostly by the 3 regular 'orwards, Martha Jindrich, Betty Finnegan and Mary Swcnson. Carpenter realizes the difficulty of the task ahead, and says "if they play up to their capabilities, my girls will Kivc any opponent a good lattlc. Naturally, we hope to win he title, but we're up against omc mighty tough teams now. especially Ilolstcin in the first round next Wednesday. "Basketball is a f u n n y sport," :ie continued, "and you can never .ell what's going to happen. You can bet your l i f e we'll be in there pitching all the way, and don't sell us short." According lo the records, Swalc- ciale will be the first Cerro Gordo county girls team ever to reach the state finals, and the first team, boys or girls, to reach the f i n a l round from Swalcdale. During the 1941-42 season the boys club went to the semifinals of the sub-slate tourney before losing out. Last year, the Swaledale lassies advanced to the final round of the district tournament at Steamboat Rock, and dropped a decision lo Wellsburg. This year's squad features a sister act in addition to its other attributes, with Martha. Pat and Betty Jindrich all contributing to the team's fine record. The girls not only spend their time getting in condition on the basketball court, but during the hemp season the squad members pitched in and helped w i t h the harvest. Condition plus ability arc 2 big contributing factors toward a winning team, but something else that must be present--a love for the game--makes itself evident with this Swaledale aggregation, and may prove the margin between victory and defeat when the going gets rough in the finals at DCS JMoines next Wednesday. Arrival Delayed Slip MadlKan's arrival at Iowa City has been delayed until Tuesday because he couldn't get traiu connections. He'll hastily establish contacts for one day. then hop into Chicago for the Kix Ten meetings to make 'any 'necessary revisions in the 1941 grid schedule. fOwa is going to have its own Hall of Fame. U will contain the Meanwhile, Iowa's sharpshooters attempted to regain their early season shooting eyes after dropping from their normal average of. 54 points per game to 44 points in their last 4 contests. Northwestern, prc-seasou favorite, will be at its lowest strength of the season against the Hawk- eyes, after losing Otto Graham, Johnny Ward and Jerry Carle, regulars, and Nick Vodick, top reserve. Loss of these men leaves Northwestern with only 4 players who have seen any extensive action --- Ben S c h a d 1 e r, leading scorer. George Felt. 0 foot 4 inch center, Ixumiic Schumacher, forward, and Frank Clawson, guard. A controversy is raging among coaches and sports writers ovci the comparative worth of Centers Ray Patterson of Wisconsin anc: Arnold Risen of Ohio State. . . ^atterson. a 3 year veteran, f i n shed runner up, ill Big Ton scor- ng for 2 years and is e.xpcclcc o be near the top again this ycai iftcr meeting Chicago Saturday . Risen, in his 1st year \vitl Davenport Victor, 47-25 DCS Moincs, (/P)-- Mason City,' the defending champion, thun- dered'off to an 82-12 victory over St. Ansgar at Northwood as the annual Iowa high school basketball t i t l e chase was begun at 64 sectional tournaments Wednesday night. Davenport, widely favored to win the 1944 crown, made its tourney debut with ;i 47-25 victory over Lyons high of Clinton and Webster City, last year's run- iicrui). louk Kadcliffc 40-30 in its Two other l!)4:i f i n a l i s t s advanced to the 2nd round but one of them-- .Monluur-- was forced inlo an overtime 10 stiuce:e out ·10-39 t r i u m p h over Keystone in class B content. Sioux: Center iminaled Keystone 40 to 39. The majority of class A teams 'ere not scheduled to liiake their ourriey bows until Thursday ight and in Wednesday night's ontcsts the favorites generally ·on handily. Roosevelt high of Des Moincs efeated Adcl 45-22. Itaoitc romped vcr Woodward 44-12. Clinton (miked up a 45 to 18 victory over t. Ambrose of Davenport and toosevelt of Cedar Rapids sent larion to the bleachers 43-28. 11x14 pictures of men who w r on nembership on first or second all- America teams, and will be placed on the outer walls of the athletic justness office in the Hawkeye fieldhouse. These arc the Iowa stars to be honored: S. Clyde Williams, quarterback, first. 1000: Fred Becker, tackle, second. 19Hi; Aubrey Devine, quarterback, first. 1921* Gordon Locke, cjuarterback, first 1922; Duke Slater, tackle, second 1921; Emerson Nelson, tackle first. 1920. Willis Glasgow, halfback, first 1929; Francis Schammel, guard first, 1933; Joe Laws, quarterback second, 1933;. Ozzie. Simmons halfback, second, 1935; Nile Kin nick, halfback, first. 193!) am Mike Enich, tackle, second team 1940. Iow r a's basket shooting, w h i c h lias d e f i n i t e l y been poor d u r i n g the past 3 or 4 games, w i l l come in for the largest share of attention at practice this week as the Hawkeyes prepare to face tough Northwestern. 3hio Stale after coming up from Kentucky, is taller and current! s 2ncl in conference scoring. Incidentally, Coach Bud Foste of Wisconsin said Thursday tha ic is going to let Patterson g igainst Chicago in search of th scoring t i t l e . . . . "Why not? isked Foster. "All the other team seem to be making their scorin records against Chicago, and see no reason for taking PiiUerso out of Ihe I i n c u p if he has chance for the scoring crown.'' Foster was right. . . . A n d y Philli of Illinois set his scoring rccorc iainst Chicago l a s t year and Dick Ives of Iowa bettered the narks this year against the luck- ess Maroons. Waiter /iemha, - N o t r e Dame oach who is taking charge of the rish basketball team for its last :amc against DcTaul Friday, tames Leo Klicr as one of the mtstandinK forwards in these i.irls. . . . Ziemha is taking over iir-Ed Krausc who left for navy luty IHonday. ARTHRITIS RHEUMATISM Dr. R. W. SHULTZ, D.O. 218-219-220 First National Bank Slug. No Gloating Six Class B Teams Move Up at Algona AlRona -- Six Class B games opened the sectional basketball tournament here Wednesday night with Grant. St. Cecelia of Algona. Seneca. Lakota. Rodman and Swea City moving up a notch by virtue of first round victories. Grant heat Cylinder 46 to 25 in the opening game, havifnK 3 lead of 25 to 9 at the half.' Karcls of Grant was high with 17 points and Thompson was high for Cylinder with 11 points. St. Cecelia of Algona eliminated Whiltcmore 33 to 21. leading at the half 20 lo 12. R. Winkcl was h i g h for St. Cecelia w i t h 12 poinis and Racbcr was high for Whitic- more w i t h I I points. Senccu won from Titonka 25 to 19 a f t e r leading at halHime 13 to 8. Prcslon of Seneca was high The lownns aren't gloating over the fact t h a t the Wildcats w i l l have only 2 rcgLilars from the I slarling lineup which won 6 of its first 7 games. Coach Popsy Harrison warned his charges: "Northwestern is very dangerous, despite personnel losses which took 4 players who ranked from 2nd lo 5th in scoring. Coach · Dutch LnnlinrH is smart at shift- ' ins his players and some of those Icsser-knowii men may fill in sur- prisintrly well." i In their last few contests shooting has been unsteady. The boys have had plenty of shols, includ- I "ng numerous close-in ones, but j many were hurried and the ball i simply would not settle into the i basket. This was 1 especially true at Ohio State. Sold Out A double victory, of course, will send the Hawkeyes i n t o a first-place tie for the Big Ten c h a m p i o n s h i p ' w i t h the Buckeyes. Business Manager Charley Galihcr reports that all of the reserved seats for both games have been sold. He stressed, however, lhat thousands of unreserved seats are available, w i t h general admission tickets purchasable in advance or at the door. Fieldhouse doors will open at 6:3(1. Odds and Eiuls: Sammy Baugh j has had only 1 forward pass thrown to him in his 7-year major j league career. Dick Todd threw it at Philadelphia in 1942. Sammy caught it and ran 20 yards for a touchdown. Tiic play was n u l l i - fied by a holding p e n a l t y . A f t e r Phil-Pitt had intercepted ?, of his 12 attempts in the first game of the season, T u f f y Lccmsna. New . York veteran, did not have another pass intercepted u n t i l the Washington game on Dec. 12. with 8 points' and Downs of Titonka scored 6 points. Lakota defeated Ixine Rock 31) to 15 alter coining from behind a 9 to 8 lead for Lone Rock al Ihe half. Olson was high for Lakota with 8 points and Schullz scored 4 points for Lone Rock. Rodman doxrncd Lcdyard 27 to 18 after trailing: 10 to 9 at the half. Doty was high for Rodman with 18 points and Gclhaus was hich for Ledyard with 8 poinis. Swea City ncfeated Wesley 25 to 17 in the f i n a l gamij of the j evening. The Swca City club led | 17 to ( ;tt the h a l f . Kollabich of [ Swca Cily was h i g h in scoring honors with 7 poinis and Dickman w'as credited with 4 points for Wesley. Worsteds and Hcrringi)onc twccd, single breasted, three button model. Gentlemen, be "suited!" . . . this spring in the kind of suit that'll cause others to admire your taste and comfort'. . . . in one of our distinctive newly-fashioned, economy-wise successes' 35 .00 OUK KIKST AIM IS TO PLEASE YOU P RUSIA DILLON II KAST STATK STREET

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