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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 9

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TRACK STARS ON SPOTINWINDUP EVENT OF TICKET Cunningham, Lash to Run Against Worthy Foes at Chicago By STEVE SNIDER United Press Staff Corresponden CHICAGO, «J.PJ_ T wo recently defeated'champions--Glenn Cunningham and Don Lash--will b on the spot Saturday night in the last major indoor track carnival o trie season. Their conquerors will be running against them once more in Hie Chicago relays and both uprld record holders want another victory to re-establish their board-track supremacy before moving outdoors. If Cunningham can defeat a one-mile field including Chuck £enske and Gene Venzke, who fit?* i m the last time out. "* flying Kansan will gain permanent possession of the Bankers' mile trophy he first won in 1932 His only other serious opposition may eome from John Munski, the Missouri collegian, who has taken over four of Glenn's Big Six Trouble for Hoosier? Lash, the Indiana state policeman who manages to stay in good running shape, may have considerable more trouble in the two- roile. Greg Hice, Notes Dame's captain and star, holds a decision over Don but in nothing like the Hoosier's world mark of 8:58 Walter Mehl of Wisconsin and Joe JUcCIusky, New York veteran also will run against Lash. Since both the mile and two mile records apparently are low enough to last many years, three other events likely will produce the fireworks. Johnny Borican, graduate art student at Columbia, has been tht winter's sensation at the middle distances and already has set new marks for the 300 meters, half mile and three-eighths mile. He also knocked two seconds off Cunningham's record for 1 000 yards but it likely will not be accepted as a world record because of a disputed start, so Borican is anxious to run a 1,000 yard race that will pass the record board. See World Records New world marks also were expected in the 600 yards and pole vault, although Olympic Champion Earl Meadows may not like the looting on the pole vault runway. If he doesn't he may not get a world indoor record to go with the outdoor mark o£ 14 feet, 11 inches he and BUI Sefton reached last year. ~V_'. The. official:indoor mark of : . 14 feet, 4% inches held by George Varoff of Oregon may be bettered, but Meadows also will have to exceed a mark of U feet, 6'i inches made recently by Cornelius AVarmerdam to establish a record. Jimmy Herbert of New York tied his GOO-yard record of 1.11.1 here last winter, .but he may not even show against a field including Fordham's Wesley Wallace, a consistent winner in the east Charley Beetham, and Harold Cagle of Oklahoma Baptist. Any one of them can beat Herbert's world mark. In all 11 world champions and seven Big Ten titleholders have entered. Hoosier, Pitt Fives Lead Choices to Top National Cage List CHICAGO, (U.ra_St. Joseph of Collegeville, Ind., and St. Basil of Pittsburgh stood out as favorites as the 16lh annual National Cath- olic'high, school basketball tournament entered the quarterfinal round. St. Joseph, with a regular season record of 15 victories in 16 starts, entered favored ranks by eliminating Mt. Carmel of Chicago, surprise victor over Louisville Xavier's defending champions, in a second round contest Friday. The score was 53 to 34. St. " Joseph's quarter final opponent was St. George of Evanston, 111., victor over Marquette of Milwaukee. 32 to 23. The high scoring St. Basil team advanced to the quarterfinals by eliminating powerful St Boniface of Cold Springs-, Minn., 51 to 37, and was paired against Central Catholic o£ Fort Wayne, Ind. The Fort Wayne team beat Philadelphia Catholic 4S to 37 in the second round. MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 1939 Press Picks Husky Reserves f-rf.^ -J.--.TV-TM-.--^,.,^ , ,, ir -ryj- - -. -. A ^_ ^^ ' TEAM ~' OOHN MORRIS fSATHBON GUARD ·DAVE. SPCMCCR. DAVENPORT MYRON .THOMAS .-EUENE: ZISKO Appraisal Board Acts in Kossuth County Hearing on Game Refuge Project Condemnation Value Set on Two Tracts at Friday Session LEGION CLUB BOARD NAMED Community Course to Open Annual Drive for Memberships Three directors were elected riday night at the annual meet- ng of the American Legion Com- lunity golf club. Charles Mutschler was unani- lously named to a two-year posi- on on the board while Jack Chippie and Vic Coyle were seeded for a one-year period. Howard O'Leary and Dr. J. L. Pauley are the other members of the board. It was announced at the meeting that the course would be open April 1, if suitable weather conditions prevail. The m e m b e r s launched their annual membership drive. During the discussion on the proposed -recreational center, it was brought out that the . course would remuin open during construction and present memberships would continue in the new organization. Size, Speed Add Strength to Second Team Selection Six-Foot Outfit Has Place in Association All-State Choices West Virginians tn Win Over Maroons CHICAGO, (/P)--Central Catholic high school of Wheeling W. Va., defeated Holy Family of Mason City, Iowa, 33 to 28. in a consolation tournament game at the National Catholic interscho- laslic basketball meet Friday DES MOINES, (IDPA) -- Allaround height, blistering speed, above average basket eyes, clever footwork and brilliant passing are combined in the eight boys making up the Iowa Daily Press association's second all-state high school basketball team for 1939 presented Saturday by the Mason City Globe-Gazette and 26 other leading Iowa afternoon daily newspapers. . Kolfe. Geneseo of Buckingham. Roosevelt of Cedar Rapids, Clinton, Rathbun, Davenport, Cresion and Fort Madison each placed one. star on the aggregation which averages 17 M years in affc, 168.3 pounds in weight and 6 feet, '.£ inches in height. Veteran of the second team is Leo Cornwell of Rolfe, who moved up from forward on the 1938 all- state third team to the same position. Close behind are Myron Thomas. Genesao's high scoring forward, and_ Melvin Wagner, Fort Madison's leading scorer and top point- getter Jn the Little Six conference. Center positions went to Ira Lund, Clinton's ball-hawk, who is the heaviest man on the three teams, and Joe Healey, Creston's standout pivot man who has one year of competition left. Johnny Morris, Rathbun's smooth-passer, Eugene Zisko, Crowd to See New Trophy Presented SAC CITY, (IDPA)--Between 700 and 1,000 persons are planning to crowd into Sac City high school's new auditor-urn Monday for the presentation of ,the Iowa Daily Press association sportsmanship, trophy, it was announced Saturday by Principal Fred J, Ehrhardt. Sac City's basketball team won the trophy on i. ballot of all players participating in the state high school basketball tournament at Des Moines last week. No player could vote on his own team and Sac City's squad nosed out Ute by three votes for the award. C e d a r Rapids' (Roosevelt) heady player, and Dave Spencer, Davenport's defensive main- slay, are Hie back court selections. Zisko has a half-year of competition remaining but all 1he others, excepting Healy, are seniors. While the team cannot match the great height of the first outfit at the center positions, it possesses greater average height with five-eighths of an inch greater length all-around. Each player is a star in his own right and was selected only after ballots mailed to coaches, officials and sports writers all over Iowa, by ths Iowa Daily Press association's 27 member newspapers, were consulted. TIGER ROOKIE GETS WALLOP Fred Hutchinson Out of Box as Dodgers Turn Loose Lumber LAKELAND, Fla., (U.P.)--Freddy Hutchinson, one of the most publicized rookies of the pre-training season, was the most forlorn youngster in the Detroit Tigers' camp Saturday. Freddy, who came from Seattle to the Tigers at a cost of 550,000 and four players, made his second start as a major leaguer against the Dodgers Friday and was hammered from the box in the second inning. In his first start against Washington last Saturday, he was reached for seven hits and .two runs in five innings. The 19 year old righthander allowed only one hit to Brooklyn in the first inning, but the Gowanus Gamboliers made hay in the second frame, and Hutchinson wilted under a three run barrage. Walks to Camilli and Sington started his undoing. Hutchinson picked Sington off first, but Lavagetto followed with a triple, and Pete Reiser drove a single to center. Tamulis flied out, but Stainback doubled, scoring Heiser. Two more walks loaded the bags, and Hutch took refuge in the showers. P. S. The Tigers came back with two runs in the eighth to win 6 to 4. Sports Calendar -- . A /« T h »T«? n -il Sketchesof Toll Second-Teom Saturday--Bowling. Lyons classic. Sunday--Bowling. Lyons classic. Ohio Cagers Head to Top N. C, Tussle Buckeyes Learn Way to Play When Chips Are on Table EVANSTON, 111., fyp/_Coach Harold G. O!sen taught his Ohic State basketball players to play their best when the chips were down and they have learned their lesson well. Through December and January the club appeared headed nowhere. But a late season hot streak gave the team the Big Ten championship and now the Buckeyes have gone on to win their way into the finals of the National Collegiate Athletic association tournament. Olsen's team plays the Univ sity of Oregon at Northweste University gym Monday night the N. C. A. A. championship. The Bucs lost six of their fi, 14 games. But they haven't lost game since Feb. 6. After losing Indiana on that date Ohio Stat won five straight conferer games to take the conference ti with a record of 10 victories in games. Getting better all the time, . Bucs then went to Philadelpl for the eastern regional N. C A. meet. The Ohio Five outlas Wake Forest, 64 to 52 and the crushed Villanova, 53 to 36. WRESTLING RESULTS By United Press NEW YORK-Abe Colcraan. New Yo defeated George Elnihan, Boston. ver- . for first a to ite irence title 12 the ihia A. isted ALGONA--Six commissioners, appointed by the United States marshal for the northern district of Iowa, set valuations Friday on Iwo tracts of land, condemned for the purpose of acquiring acreage for the establishment of a United States migratory waterfowl refuge n Kossuth county. The 70.05 acre tract of land in the Peter Govern estate farm was appraised at S1.8G3.60 and the 66.30 acre tract of land owned by Christian and Martha Godfrcdson of Algona was appraised at 52,496.45. Appeals from the appraisals must be filed within 30 days. The six commissioners were Attorney Maurice F. Birdsall, Clarion, chairman; Attorney Harry E. Narey, Spirit Lake, and Ralph R. Ibach, Eldora; Henry F. Graepler, Dows; Lawrence D. Brennan, Emmetsburg, and James W. Fishr, Spencer, all real estate men. Survey Engineer Speaks E. G. Dunn, United States district attorney for the northern district of Iowa, and his assistant, W. B. Danforth, both of Mason City, represented the government. Attorneys E. J. Van Ness and Allen A. Brunson, Algona law firm, represented the Govern estate. Witnesses subpenaed by the government included A. J. Kissman of Des Moines, who is associate laud valuation engineer in the United States biological survey; Attorney J. L. Boilar, Algona, who is inheritance tax appraiser, and Gottlieb Bleich, Burt farmer and laud owner. Henry Gray and Sam Winchell. farmers whose property adjoins the Govern farm, testified on be- hall of the Govern heirs as also did Peter Govern, Jr., one of the 11 heirs. - Seek 881.95 Acres There arc 319 acres in the entire Govern estate farm and 240 acres in the entire Godfredson farm. A total of 881.93 acres was sought by the government for Union slough vefuge. This included 15 tracts of land, 13 of which have already been purchased. Union slough has loner been regarded by Kossuth and Iowa sportsmen as an ideal location for a same refuge. Some 10 years aco the project was suggested. In 1934 a negotiator was sent here by the United States biological survey, but the project was tabled at that time because prices at which land could be obtained were considered excessive. In 1030 the project was taken up again at the insistence of Kossuth county conservationists. Mason City Golf Dates to Be Set Back Into July DES MOINES, W;--Officers of the Men's State Golf association Saturday awaited word from the women's association before changing the dates of the men's amateur tournament. Originally set to start June . 26 at the Mason City Country club, the amateur now will be played at a later date because the national collegiate meet will be held at DES Moines June 26 through July 1. The men's association prefers to start its tournament July 10, the date favored by the women. The latter will decide their championship at the Cedar Rap-' ids Country club. 14 Teams Enter in Early Track Roster IOWA CITY--It's compavativ calm before the deluge of entric as 14 teams to'date have entered 64 athletes in the state indoor ii terscholastic track championsh meet at the University of Iowa April 1. The big rush to edge in under the deadline wire of Tue=day night will be in full swing Mon day and Tuesday when the en list is expected to soar past oO-mark. ntry th 42 OUT AT TULSA TULSA, Okla.. (if)--Forty-t\ players, largest squad ever to r port for spring practice, are wor mg under Head Football Coa k . diet Beneficl at Tulsa unive sity. TWIN ACES SEEN MAKING BID FOR U, S. TANK TITLE Michigan, Ohio State Fight Way Down to Final Day's Events ANN ARBOR, Mich,, UP--Those old western conference athletic ivals, Michigan and Ohio State, were involved in another dog tight Saturday as the sixteenth annual national collegiate swimming championships moved inlo the final day. With six of the 11 events completed, Michigan, seeking its sixth straight X. C. A. A. title, had 34 points to Ohio State's 30 and there was every indication that the teams would drive down to (he final event--the 400-yard free style relay--neck and neck. The 24 other schools were out of the competition. Princeton was in third place with 16 points. Other point totaKwere: Yale 7. Harvard 6, Texas 5 Southern California 3, Florida 2 Kenyon 2, Iowa State 1, and Illinois 1. 400 Yard Relay Set Events up for decision Saturday night are the 100-yard free style the 200-yard breast stroke, the 440-yard free style, the three meter (high boards) fancy diving and the all-important 400-yard relay. Coach Mann's Michigan team fllled up its points Friday by takine first and second in the oO yard free style; second in the 150-yard backstroke- first third and fifth in the 220-yard free style; third and fifth in the diviner, and third in the 300- yard medley relay. Meanwhile Ohio State was winning and taking fourth in the 1,500 meters first and second in the one-meter (low board) fancy diving, second i n ' t h e 220-yard free style and second in the medley relay. * Wolverine in Upset Win Charles Barker of Michigan scored a surprise victory over his h ea r^ ma V e ' (! , Waldemai ' Tomski, holder of the Big Ten title, in the oO-yard free style. *' Patniclc, Ohio State's E rcat JiHIe diver, continued on the throne in this favored event with a masterful exhibition that !e " ' he 2.000 spectators gaspinp. Although handicapped by a gash m the foot suffered in practice Thursday, Earl Clark of the Buck! eyes was able to take second place. OSMAlfiflS HAWKEYEJOB Holy Cross Star to Coach Frosh Football at Iowa University IOWA CITY, (/P,_Dr. Eddie Anderson, head football coach at the University of Iowa, Saturday announced the appointment of William T. Osmanski, captain of Anderson's last Holy Cross eleven as freshman coach at Iowa. ' Osmanski will report here April 1, Anderson said, to assist with the spring training. He will not remain here during the summer but will report back Sept. 1. A fine blocker, Osmanski was also the running star of last year's Holy Cross team, and he was mentioned on several all- American teams. He weighs 182 pounds and is 5 feet II inches tall. Former Champions in p - A. A. U. Final Scrap WICHITA, Kan.. (U.R)-The Lil- tlc Rock, Art., Flyers and the Oah-eston, Tex., Anicos, both former champions, clash Saturday night for the Women's National A. A. U. basketball title. The f, ams swept past tfa Jr semifinal obstacles Friday night Galveston defeating Des Moines A. I. B. 28 to 10, and the Little f.?* entry ousting the home town Wichita Thurstons 22 to 16. Galveston exhibited its usual defensive strength, limiting the :h small but study lowans to a pair of field goals. Lottie Jackson of Galveston led her team with I I points. FORWARD -- Leo Cormvell, Rolfe senior, 18: weight, 155 pounds; height, 5 feet, 11 inches. A veteran oi two slate tournaments, Cormvell was the only man back from Rolfe's runnersup in the 1938 slate classic. He was the backbone of a fine team which lost its opening game to Sibley. then ran up 22 straight victories before bowing to Webster City by two points in the district final. Far abovn normal on both offense and defense, Cornwell averaged 14 points a game. Overshadowed by Rolfe's great Al Budolfson for two seaso/.s, he came into his own this year and is considered one of the greatest of sll Rolfe athletes. He will be a I2-letter man upon graduation, starring in the other two sports sponsored by the school a.s u-c!l as in basketball. He .lumped up from a third all-state forward berth. Reported leaning toward Iowa for his college education. 9 « * FORWARD -- aiyron Thomas, En" 0560 j B V- ck! ngham) 17: weight 160 pounds; height, 5 feet, 9 inches An excellent leader and one of the finest Class B players ever to oe developed in the state." That is the tribute Coach W. Harold Hartman pays .his charge, Myron Thomas, who was almost a whole team in himself. Hartman knows his basketball players for he coached the 1935 Dunkerton team and Walley Gaddis to the state championship. At his best as a scorer. Thomas was also con=id- ercd a good defensive player He counted 364 points in 24 games against Class A and B schools, averaging 15.1 points per contest. In the district final loss to Hubbard ·Thomas scored 23 of Geneseo's 33 points, including eight consecutive field goals. Against Plymouth in the semifinal he counted 21 points in less than three quarters. O 4 if FORWARD -- Melvin Wagner, Fort Madison, senior, 17; weight 175; height, 5 feet, 9 inches. Wagner Jed Little Six conference scorers with 127 counters in 14 league corttests and that's something in any man's loop. He added SO more points in none-conference games, bringing his season's total to 177. An extremely clever player, Wagner was smooth and had unusual co-ordination which made him difficult to guard, and brought him many free throw opportunities. On these he was a | dead shot. ,Hc was a unanimous choice for all-conference honors and 15 considered good college material. * * * Center--Ida Lund, Clinton sen- ior, 18; weight, 207 pounds; height, 6 feet, 2 inches. This well-proportioned boy is the only man on the three all-state teams weighing more than 200 pounds--but he's plenty fast for a big fellow. He was mainly responsible for Clinton's fine showing and in bringing the River Kings back into the eastern Iowa basketball limelight after several dismal season's. Coach Fred Geneva, in his first year at Clinton, considered this boy a defensive backbone and the most consistent offensive unit on Clinton's team which featured a closely-knit defense. He handled the ball off both bangboards on rebounds, led his team in scoring for the season and earned general recognition as one of the five most valuable players in the tough Mississippi Valley conference. He -Press Association Selection At j£. M. v ,. .. _ _ ^^ is a three-sport star. · * * Center--Joe Healey, Crcston jumor, 17; weight, 175 pounds; height, 6 feet, 2 inches'. With Bill Stauss, Healey formed the backbone of the state championship five during the 26-game long season. Hangy and carrying the right amount of weight, Healey was an excellent ball handler and a good feeder. While he never had much of an opportunity to display his defensive ability, due to the fact that Stauss swarmed all over the ball when it came off opponents' bangboards, there was little to be desired on this side. He counted 160 points during the season and has another year of competition left. He was all-Hawkcye Si.x conference center and made all-sectional and all-district tournament teams at the same post. He should be a tower of strength in · the Creslmi 1939-40. team's lineup during Guard--Gene Zisko, Cedar Rapids (Roosevelt) first semester senior, 17; weight, 150; height, 6 feet 2 inches. Zisko's intelligent leadership was mainly responsible for Roosevelt's s p u r t through 14 straight games after a dismal opening. Coach Don Wolfe spares no words in his praise of this boy whom he labels "the smartest player I ever coached." Zisko's greatest asset was his ability to handle the ball and he did that in expert fashion. In addition he was better than average.as a point maker and could alternate from front to back court without impairing his own or his team's efficiency. He has half a year of competition left. t » « GUARD--Johnny Morris, Rath- bun senior, 17; weight. 185 pounds; height, 5 feet, 11 inches. Fans 'oooooed" and "aaaaaaed" when they saw this boy's passes. An expert ball handler and dribbler, Morris was even more famed for his accurate bullet-like passes and he had the forwards with him who could catch them. He could feint better than any man on the team and could come to a h a l t so quickly after a drive down the floor that he left opponents flatfooted. He passed the length of an ordinary floor without looping the ball and had absolute control of the sphere while it was in his possession. A heady snd cool player Jiorns knew when to follow "his passes in nnd was clciilh on rlosci. j in shots. He w«s also above average from nut in the court. Probably his pacing ability can be understood when it is "explained that Morris, an expert baseball outfielder. h n s been promised a ryout with the St. Louis Browns tms spring. o « * GUARD--Dave Spencer, Davenport senior, 17: weight, 155 pounds; height, 6 feet, 1 inch. A two-year veteran on a strong team, this lad played center most of the season but formed the back- rr"^ ,, °S . Daven P°rt s defense. Cool-headedne.=s and the ability wnn 0 !,TM throu S h in ^e pinches won him recognition from several sources Let his coach. Paul Moon, tell of Spencer: "I had Spencer at center but he was the key man on defense where I played him pi iposely because of his ability t o tarcc (he bnll off ihe backboard He was exceptionally sooct at driving down the floor and out of danger. Too. Me was one of the coolest men under fire I have seen all y e a r , '

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