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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 1943 It begins to loofc'more and more as if sports are going to get an unofficial "green light" from Washington on the coming baseball and football campaigns. We've felt all along that no genera] blackout of sports would be ordered from Washington, and'the events of the past few days lend some credence to our views. First ol all, a "brownout" was ordered for the entire country. which meant cutting down on all electric displays as much as possible to conserve the nation's dwindling coal supply. That, naturally, brought up the Question of night baseball, upon which the · major leagues depended quite heavily last season. Would the brownout quash arclight ball? The answer was not long in coming out of' Washington. The brownout would not affect nigh baseball. Iri~other words, the government was definitely not trying to single out sports activities it this blanket order. In fact, you might say sports were excepted. * No Ban Next, the ban on conventions o 50 or more persons was an; nounced. Again the sports world wondered. Would the ban kill bas. ketball and baseball tournaments' Again Washington was quick to give the word--the ban would no interfere with sporting events. In these Z instances, we believe you can note the trend. If a blackout of sports was desired, Washington would not have excepte sports in the above cases. On the other hand, snorts would h been prominently mentioned, and it would have been stated in no uncertain terms that the brown out would kill night baseball and the convention ban would apply to all sports events. The government may be taking a tip from the many returnee servicemen who have come ou for sports' morale value, and from wartime England, which wen right on with ail the athletic events possible in'the; face of thi blitz. \Vhen sports survived tha crisis in the British Isles, a few buzz-bombs couldn't daunt the spirit of that staunch people, i · ·' ' * . Bpb Feller As for- testimony, of sports' x valui among our fighting men, we think Bqb.Feller,. \vhb . just arrived in this country after 16 months of sea I \ duty,'-, hit ".the -nail on. the heat ·' wnen'Ke'laid:^"Fn'r~Gis overseas may -gripe about some things on the^'home -front, but 4-Fs anc over-age men playing basebal isn't one of them. Sports has definite place' among jour fighting men, and I think it would be a mistake .to cut them out now. 1 Well, that comes from a man who, along: with his sports background. ,1135 been Jiving with our fighting men 'on the far-flung battle stations. Of course, if It Interferes with the war effort, then cut our sports. But otherwise, they have a definite place in wartime Important Run Second Lt. Quentin "Monk 1 Meyer, starring halfback of Yale's 1943 football team, made the mosi important "broken; field" run o: his career and added a 500-yard swim during the first night of battle on a Pacific island. Out in front of marine lines when night fell, Meyer fount himself cut off from his main observation post. After hiding his equipment behind a coral rock Meyer surprised enemy sniper; with a run across the beach and out into the ocean. By swimming a hundred yards out from shore and 300 yards np the coastline, he reached the safety of the front lines of the ma- f rlnes moving op the length of the · island. And speaking of marines in the Pacific--some of the leathernecks have invented a new game called "ocean football," which is a combination of water polo, football and underwater swimming. A strip of water- 40 yards long, marked off by objects on the beach, is the playing "field " * Under Water A team must make ,the entir distance in 4 downs and the advance must be made under water. The ball is any tropical nut that floats. A down js constituted when the ball carrier is brought to the surface. As in football, there are blocking assignments but all under the water. It's often a red-faced, gasping, battered and nearly - exhausted marine who emerges.after a play While opponents try i o get him to the top, teammates fight them off to keep the ball in play. What we'd like to know is-can they run with recovered fumbles? . STOYLES PRESS Printers and Offset Lithographers Phone 5O8 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE 11 Wilkinsons Pace Hawks' Offense Bring Western Style of Game to Midlands 1 ' : . ' ' B y WALTER BYERS Chicago, (UP)--Two dental students from Salt Lake City, the high-jumping 'Wilkinson boys, have introduced western- style basketball into the : .midwest with smashing success, giving the Iowa Hawkeyes the most dangerous double* * * # * * '* * barreled offensive'in the Big CLAYTON WILKINSON Iowa Center HERBERT WILKINSON Iowa Guard BASEBALL SEES "GREEN LIGHT" Washington, (U.R5--Major league baseball began planning in earnest Wednesday for the 1945 season, the powers of the sport convinced that President Roosevelt's message encouraging continuation of the game "without hurting war production or using perfectly healthy young men," was a green light for the sport. The president, who gave baseball a green light shortly after Pearl Harbor, set forth his position at his press conference Tuesday. The president's message was taken to mean that he had no objection to the continuance of wartime baseball if it can carry on with 4-F"s, overage and underage players and those discharged from the armed forces. Baseball officials were quick to point out that the sport had op- Ten. Clayton Wilkinson, 24, and his younger brother, Herbert, 21, were brilliant track and basketball performers at Utah university before Invading the midlands with Rocky mountain basketball technique which has yet to be stopped by a midwest defense. Iowa has won 8 straight games, is the only undeleated team in the Big Ten, and the only major undefeated squad in this section. The Hawkeyes have averaged 67.5 points per game and leading the loose, but fast-breaking Jowa offensive have been the Wilkinsons, both 6-foot, 4-inches. A brilliant rebounder and an ambidextrous pivot shot at center, C. Wilkinson has an overall scoring average of 13 points per game, stepping up his tempo against Big Ten competition foi' a 15.5 average. Coach Lawrence (Pops) Harrison classes the 188 t pound navy dischargee as the "greatest center I've ever seen at Iowa." Brother Herbert has averaged 10.6 points per conference game, holds an overall 9.5 average, and his work at guard has been the rock upon which many of the midwest's best scorers have foundered. Iowa's opponents have av- erazed only 36.1 points and that rock-ribbed Hawkeye defense is built around II. Wilkinson. "It's the spring in their legs," Harrison said, in explaining the Utah stars' success. Clayton is a 6-Ioot,5-inch high jumper, who was the star of Utah's 1942 basketball team before entering .the navy. Herbert was the" conference .pole vault champion at Utah in 1943 and 1944, and was the 'guiding light o£ the '44 Utah basketball team which won the national collegiate title in New York City. His basket beat Dartmouth in an overtime period. Iowa rolls into actiorii against Michigan Friday, seeking its 3rd conference victory. Elsewhere in the Big Ten, some erstwhile powerhouses are experiencing the stine of unsuccess. Indiana is in last'place, Purdue is in 7th ivliile Illinois is tied for 5th. Defending champion Ohio State, after an early-season slump. has moved- back into the fight tied for 2nd: with Northwestern. This week's games: Wednesday njflht--Purdue at Indiana; Friday --Illinois at Northwestern: Iowa at Michigan; Saturday--Indiana at Minnesota: Michigan at O h i o State; Northwestern at Purdue. Hi-Y Basketball Fives Continue Carded Games The Hi-Y club's basketball teams continued play at the regular meeting of the club. Erv Senensky's team won over Dick Traub's five, 19-14. Dick Setterberg scored 8 points for the winners. Don Payne's quintet trounced Bill Gump's club, 18-G, with Jack Casey chalking up 7 points. In another game, George Brahm's team came through with a 44-13 win over a team captained by Jack Weber. · Holy Family Will Battle Algona Five Holy Family's Maroons, with a revamped lineup, try for an upset victory over St. Cecilia's of Algona here Thursday night. The game will be played on the Holy Family high school floor. The 2nd teams will get the evening's activities under way at 7:30, with the main contest immediately following that. The shift in lineups for the Maroons will enable the club to get more height for defensive rebounds, and more accurate shoot- iiiff on offense. Gallojfly and Jones will hold down the forward spots, Mony Vega will take over Joe McCauley's post at center, with McCauley moviup back to a. guard position, teaming with AI Mala- loni. The Algona crew Thursday night .will give the Holy Family 5 a still test. St. Cecilia's has chalked up 7 triumphs this campaign, but is likely to have its hands full with the rejuvenated Maroon quintet.. BOWLING II. AND H. BOWLING ·Gamej J»n. in Men's League Won 1st Snd 3rd H.C. To Ewerj Roolinr Z SIR S3S 66.-, Jos 2IM KJnner Shoes } GI8 641 665 2(9 "leg F. Kinnin 170. «». (I Jlobum Bread I Gil 55- K-4 jnt »o« CIO Council 5 TO) 64.1 60S 1GJ S»l J. Korsbee 158, -IfiS. FIGHT RESULTS (By The A!!0ti»ted Frtn Clere!*n!--JUj- "Snrar" Robinson, U.-i, Jfcw York, outpointed Tommj- mil, 145ii. uBsslown, 10. crated the last 3 summers much in the manner outlined by the president. FORMER LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMP, NOW IN THE COAST TAKES A MINUTE OFF FROM HlStANDlNe CRAFT ounes FOR A BIT OF CHOW OUR/NS THE /INVASION OF NORMAND/-- 1M Mf DM OFF FR BOftOBlMKQ SPORTS ROUNDUP By HUGH FUUERTON New York, (JP)--li' s time somebody wrote a piece about Joe Lapchick. . . He deserves it if for no other reason, because he's the basketball coaeh.who usually sits still on the bench during a game and generally remains quiet during Ihe noisy disputes lor which his colleagues are noted. . . Besides that, he s one, ol the most successful coaches in the business, olf his record at St. John's of Brooklyn. . . . Joe never played college basketball, j . . He came out of public school 20 in Yonkers, N. Y., to a semi-pro team and then started playing pro basketball in 1919 with Holyoke. Mass., Schenectady, N. Y., and the Brooklyn Visitations in three different leagues. . . . It was a good business, he, explains. "You worked every night and when there was a conflict in dates you could spend $1.25 on phone calls getting the managers to boost the price and sometimes pick up S30 'or $40." Alexander Wins 2 Games From Rowan . Alexander -- Alexander won 2 basketball games from Rowan Tuesday night on the local floor the boys winning 33-26 and the girls ,37-11, Harris, with 14 points, and Blau, with 13 points, were high scorers on the boys team and Markham with 10 points was high for Rowan. ' ' L. Pals was high scorer for the Alexander girls with 12 points and Sarber was high for the Rowan girls with 4 points. COLLEGE BASKETBALL °- The Associated Press) EAST Westminster CD; Slippery Bock Stalt Teachers 38. Dartmouth f»8; Mlddlebury 47 St. John-it 1«; Akron 4'!. New York -.*; 51. Francis 33. SOUTH Jacksonville Naral Air TTC 41; WeleS Armjr Hospital 30. Norfolk .Yaval Air Station 37; Duke 37 Jacksonville Naval Air Station 61- 1-awson Field .17. Fon Bragr 44; North Carolina 34. Calatrba 34; IVofford 37. Camp Campbell 2?0lh Engineers 43 Meiico 20. William i" Mary JC; Richmond AAB 43 Vanderbllt C.5.- Darid Lipscomli V,. Tolane 45; Mississippi Stale 33. North Guiltori 4,-,; Lynclibnrr « Louisiana State SO; Jackson AAB 3''. MIDWEST Noire Dame 7u; 3Iarquette i~6. Macalester 14: Aufsburir 19 St. Olaf 40: Carlelon =7. Washbarn 54; Warrensbor.- Teachers 41 Park-iS: Wlnler General Uosplui 41. Northern'III. Teachers 42;^lmhurst 31. Eastern III. Teaehers 41; Central Xop- mal of Indiana, ,1R. Loras 71; SI. Ambrose 4K. Westminster CMo.) fis; Culver-Stock Ohio 47; Olterbeln 41. Oberlin 37: Case 2f). Muskinram 52; Woosler .71. Bcmidji Teachers 50; Mankalo Tchrs. 38 Capital C!l; Port Colsmbus 3(1 Xenj-on 30: Kent stale 23. Crlle Armr Hospital IW; Ashland 5?.- SOCTH1TEST Teias A. * SI. 42; Baylor 30. Pbillipi 66 Oiler, 55; AmarlHo Field l 'WEST Fort Warren r^i: Casper AAB 47 Ortfon Slate il; W~ashlnrton Slate 3? Denver 51; Colorado Collere 4t.- Lincoln AAB SI; Peterson Field 37 Southern California f l : Cal. Tech lur Cpllete or Pacific jO; Mare Island Snip, builders 21. * Ambulant Proctology CLINICS Consultations and Examinations Every S A T U R D A Y 10-12 1 - 5 For Rectal Soreness Emergency Cases at All Timns Dr. R. W. Shultz, D. O. 218, 219, 220 First National Bank Bids. Phone 842 NORTH IOWA BASKETBALL Hampton Defeats Eagle Grove 39-20 Hampton--Hampton high beat Eagle Gi-ove 39-20 in a North Central .Conference game Tuesday night on the local court. The victors held a 24-9 lead at the half. Jesse Palmer, forward, with 11 points, Bill Weeks, forward, with 3 points, and Glenn Stover, .center, with 8 points, were Hampton's stars 'of the evening. Bill Collopy, guard, with 8 points, and Hanson, forward, with 7 points, were Eagle Grove's stars. Eagle Grove's 2nd team defeated Hampton 21-18. The score was tied at 9 all at the half. Bcemer, Hampton forward, gathered 7 points and Hifiit, Eagle Grove guard, 5 points. * St. Ansgar Beats Mcintire 31-26 St. Ansgar--St. Ansgar's cagers beat Mcintire 31-26 here Tuesday night. The local team gained an early lead to close the half on the long end of a 13-8 score. J. Kostef, center, with 13 points, and Bullis, guard, with 14 points, were high scorers for St. Ansgar. Eastman, guard, was Mclntire's high scorer with 13 points. The St. Ansgar 2nd team also defeated Mclntire's seconds 16-53 * Carpenter Beats Grafton 27-23 Carpenter -- Carpenter's boys team defeated Gvafton 27-23, after trailing 11-0 at half time. Gerlach and Rosenberg were high scorers for Carpenter with 7 points each. Shultz was high for Grafton with 6 points. The Grafton girls won 71-26 from the Carpenter girls. M. Schmidt was high for Grafton with 34 points and Gordon was high for Carpenter with 17 points. * Britt Topples Garner 29-22 Brilt--Britt toppled Garner 2922 in its first North Iowa Conference defeat Tuesday night on the local floor. The victors set a comfortable lead in the first half, 159, and kept the game well in hand. Gene Hughes, guard for Britt, was high scorer with 7 points Jack Steinberg, forward, and Bob Kirschbaum, with 6 points each were high for Garner. The Britt second team also won 39-20. · * ' . . . . Charles City Loses to Waverly 32-29 Charles City--Waverly defeated Charles City 32-29 in an overtime game Tuesday night. The game ended 28-28, after Charles City had held a 16-12 lead at the half and was still in the lead until within the last 4 minutes of play Lavern Eggleston, Waverly forward, was high scorer with 14 points and also accounted for the winning baskets. Leo Fisher, forward, was Charles City's high scorer with 13 points. The Charles City 2nd team de feated Waverly's seconds 26-19. Mitchell County Meet at St. Ansgar St. Ansirar--The Mitchell county basketball tournament will be played at St. Ansgar on Jan. 2427. Orchard and St. Ansgar will open the tournament ou Wednesday evening at 7:30 followed by Osage meeting Mcintire. Mitchell and Carpenter will tangle on Thursday evening as well as Little Cedar, the tournament favorites battling the Riceville five. Semi-final games will be played Friday evening. The 2 semi-final losers will pluy for consolation lionors on Saturday evening with the championship battle getting under 8:45. The officials for the tournament will be '-Bill" Tate of Mason City and Walter Lembcke of Austin, Minnesota, · * Group Discusses County Tourney Garner -- The Hancock County Schoolmasters' club met at Britt for its regular meeting. The co'un- ty tournament, which is to be played in Garner the week on Jan. 22, was a topic of discussion. The group also voted to dispense with the county baseball tournament next spring and the regular music festivals will be dispensed with in compliance with an order by War Mobilization Director James P. Byrnes. County Superintendent Charles S. Whitney is chairman of the group and presided at the meeting. -A- Northwood Beats Lake Mills 32-28 Lake Mills -- Northwood high school defeated Lake Mills' basketball team 32-28 here Tuesday night. The victors held a la-9 lead at the half. Hieny was high scorer for Northwood with 15 points and Mostrom was high man for Lake Mills with 9 points. Northwood's 2nd team also won with a score of 39-25. * Moynard Tops Upper Iowa Loop Postville -- Only 2 conference games were played Jan. 12. Waukon, making up a 13 point lead, beat Postville in an overtime 29 to 28. It was Waukon's first conference win and Postville's first conference loss. W e s t U n i o n showed its power by winning over Sumner in an easy manner 41 to 19. In the non-conference game Elkader remained in the undefeated class by taking McGregor on their home floor. Maynard hac an easy time winning from Arlington and keeping their record clean Fayette run into trouble at Strawberry Point .and was-defeated 29 to 15. Scores'for last week's games- McCrejor 31): K l U a Z t r M. Faytlle 13; Slrawberr}- Point a». Sumner 1U; West Union-4t. Arlington lo; Marnard ,73 Poslville 28; Waukon w. CONFERENCE STAXDIXG afnard 3 (}' Elkader - 0 Voslvlllc :t i Fiyetle i 3 H'est Union , 2 , 4 Sumner ..,. i 3 Waukon 1 3 Mohawks at Waterloo Over Weekend for Pair of Games re 1.000 l.MI) Mason City's cagers will be out lo protect 2 marks this weekend, when Coach Bud Suter takes Ms crew to Waterloo for Friday and Saturday games with East and West, respectively. It will be the [irst out-of-town conference action for the Cardinal and Black. First of all, the Mohawks must win both games if they are to remain at the top of the northeast ratings in the Associated Press weekly poll of sports editors. Secondly, Mason City will be out lo preserve its unblemished Big Seven conference mark. The Mohawks currently top the circuit standings with a 4-0 mark, compiled at the expense o£ North DCS Moines, East Des Monies, Fort Dodge and Roosevelt high of the capital c i t y . . A clean sweep at Waterloo would wind up exactly half oE the Cardinal and Black's conference games with an unbeaten string that will be hard to overtake. A week of hard workouts was - inaugurated Monday, with Sutev- ist concentrating on polishing plays ·-- and toughening up the defense. The same starting lineup that has received (he nod in the last few games, is expected to go again. Jerry Ginthner and Bud Rae will bo at the forwards. Verlyn Rutt at center- and Gus DiMarco and Bill Berncr at the guard posts. CLUB. HOUSE By CHIP ROYAL AP Neivsfeatures Sports Editor -« \OKK-Every mother's son and his cousin connected wilb horse racing.. and the government, has been blamed for the suspension of the turf sporl. When you come right down to it, though it is just another example of not beimr able to have your cake and eat it As a matter of fact, the tracks shutdown probably is the best thing that ever happened to (he horses and their owners. Of course the horsemen have a little squawk on the way Jimmy Byrnes, known as President Roosevelt's assistant, handled the closing of their business. It's quite a big business-- in 17 states-- and they feel ' CnUtled l ° th ° counes y Ol a discussion on an impending Most sports writers were all for the action, and expected it but in the interest of fair play, the guys and gals who own the colts mares, etc., should have had a chance to dismount Nevertheless, racing must share the blame with the government tor the drastic orders stopping the horses. There have been any number of official warnings about the shortage in transportation. What did the horsemen do? They wangled transportation any way they could, shipped from New England New York and Maryland to Florida and California-- and then back again The promiscuous use of trains to send horses about the country tarted plenty of criticism among the people who were unable to obtain traveling accommodations. When they saw the geegees riding in parlor car" style, Washington heard about it in no uncertain words As Cpl. Tom Sheehan, Yank magazine correspondent and former racing steward in New England, said recently: "What racing needs is someone to tell racing people to keep their mouths shut and restrict 'their operations." England still enjoys the sport of kings because the men who own the horses didn't try to kill the goose that laid the golden egg. The country over there was divided into 3 regions and horses were permitted to race only in areas where they were trained (Our horsemen were told as early as 1942 to cut down their racing days and limit their meets.) England also has kept a tight check ion motorists in the vicinity of the tracks, limiting crowds to those who can make it by local rail and bus systems. Tracks in the United States had the largest crowds ever and a record number of 18 days when track fans poured more than S3 000 000 through the mutuels. But as we noted before, many reasons have been given for the closing of the TJ. S. tracks-- the cashing in of too many, war bonds the taxing of transportation, and the absenteeism in war plants among others. The reasons are all okay as long as they help win the war That's all that counts. But one of the best reasons for stoppin" the horses came from u veteran just back from Italy, where the boys carrying tlie Stars and Stripes are having, a tougher lime than you know -My buddies over there," says the vet, "thought it was wonderful to keep sports going and, as long as they were kept within decent bounds, we didn't resent them. ,. "? U .V when "' e neard about all the 4-F sport stars, and (lie 3 million dollar crowds at the race tracks, we began to think we were in the wrong racket. While this corner is discussing horse racing let's not forget the oeneiits of the ban. There's been a lot of talk in recent months about the Gamblers who own horses and the excessive running of 2 year olds SamWcrs (·,, f h sloppa S, e of th e 'racks will give the youngsters a rest and force the gamblers to get rid of their horses which should give those who love them a chance to do something about improving the breed You're my kind... Have a Coca-Cola ... or allies enjoy a friendly pause There's a friendlj phrase that speaks the allied language.' It's Have a Coke. Friendliness enters the picture when ice-cold Coca-CoU appears. Over frosty botties of ice-cold Coke, minds meet and hearts are closer together. It's a happy custom that's spreading 'round the globe. Coca-Cola stands for the pause that refreshes,-- has become an ereryday high-sign of friendliness among people of good wilL tOTUEO UNDE* AUTHOBSTY Of THI COCA-COU COMfAHT IT BOTT «-ING COMPANY FHONE 1800 , i 1-3 SOUTH FEDERAL It's natural for popular name* to acquire friendly abbrcvii- i rions. 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