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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 11

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Mohawks Tackle Waterloo Clubs R05BN61UM Baseball fans are now assured of-seeing the national pastime on a full scale for the coming season. President Roosevelt's statement gave diamond executives exactly the word they were looking lor from Washington for s e v e r a-1 weeks. The (rend was indicated, as we pointed out in our last column, by the exception of baseball to the lighting and convention bans. Although the president warned .the game that it must not interfere with or hamper the war effort in any way, his statement was generally interpreted as giving the sporSs a green light, although it might be a blurry one. '· Baseball has been o p e r a t i n g ·'under much of the same conditions as laid down by Roosevell for the past 2 campaigns. The "perfectly healthy"- men who should not be playing baseball according to the president, have been absent from the sport for quite a while. No Worry The majors have been getting along on 4-Fs, over-age.and underage players and discharged servicemen ever since draft boards began making inroads into the sport. The game has no worry on that account. Perhaps the presi- · dent's statement will send a leu more baseball players into war plants--that's likely to happen. Many stars have stayed on war jobs instead of returning to the diamond since Pearl Harbor. Bui .aside from that, we think you'll find tbe game not too much different from the variety you've seen in 1943 and 1944. A preponderance of youngsters may be the biggest change, but if you glance over that Brooklyn Dodger roster last season, you'll find it's nothing new. And speaking of the Dodgers | we see where plans are already I under way to make the Clan Flat- Ibush a community proposition I The American Legion is interested lin buying the club for the com- Imunity. If the sale eventually Idoes go through, we think it ma; I'establish a trend-to-come. JGreen Bay It would be a healthy thing for sports, too. About the only othei instance we know of which woulc compare would be the Green Bay Packers.. The Packersy'-as we- understand-it, is a community proposition. The fans in that Wisconsin city take an immense pride in the team, hence big crowds and gooc gate receipts. Aside from that angle, it would [? A begin to lift sports from under the [leavy cloak of commercialism 'he financial angle is beginning to weigh a bit too heavily upon sports. If the trend continues too much in that direction, it is going to hurt sports in the long run Many a true sports fan is going to turn in another direction if thi prime motive is not diverted from money-making. - * Should Profit We're not trs'ing to say tha sports is not entitled to make money. Far from it. Just, as an: legitimate enterprise, sports shoulc Make money. But due to the nature of the business, it is not gooc to Jay too much stress upon finances. It rubs the fan the wrong way.- He'll lay liis share ot dough on the line, figuring^ it worth the price to see good athletes perform. But above and- beyond that, h doesn't want to be made a-sucker When, the emphasis is taken of£ thi sport and put on the business office, that's the time to look out. Community enterprises woulc eliminate that angle. Money would be made, but everyone's going to share the profits, in better teams We hope the deal goes through in Brooklyn. Yon always could look for something new. and differen along the. banks of the Gowanus and it seems as if Branch Rickey has finally caught the spirit. It'l be interesting (n see what happens. · i II Include Mohawks ·§ . .'. Mason City will be included in a nation-wide scholastic f o o t b a l guide, to be put out by the Midwestern Sports association of Canton, Ohio. Perley Brunsvold, vice- principal of the high school here received a letter from Dick Alexander, in charge of the publication mentioning the fact that the Mohawks had been brought to hi attention as - one of the outstanding teams in -Iowa through th. years. ' -: The guide will include all grid scores,, records and highlights o !i games'from the 1934 season down ,Jr to the-present Publication is se for some time later this year. (ARTHRITIS)' ^ RHEUMATISM _^*Dr. R. W. Shultz, D. 0. 218-219-220 First National Bank Bldg. MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 1943 11 Play First Loop Tilts Away; Hit East Friday By ROGER ROSENBLUM Globe-Gazette Sports Editor A squad of 12 basketball players will leave Mason City Friday afternoon for the first out-of-town invasion of Big Seven conference territory this season. The Mohawks travel :o Waterloo for a pair of weekend games with East high on Friday and West high the following night. ', Shooting to protect 2 marks, Coach Bud Suter Thursday pronounced his squad in top shape and ready to go. Suter has been well pleased by the showing made in practice sessions * during the week, and as a reward gave the.squad a day of rest Thursday. The Cardinal and Black must make a c]ean sweep o£ the two games in order to retain its top spot in the weekly" Associated Press poll rating the Iowa high school cage clubs. In addition to that, the Mohasvks will have NCAA Will Tighten Noose About Collegiate Gambling Indiana Five Beats Purdue in 51-50Tilt Chicago, tU.R)--An inspired Indiana university quintet bounced back from more than a week o£ inaction Wednesday night to defeat Purdue 51 to 50 and snare its first Big Ten victory of the season, while Great Lakes Naval Training station swamped 'Lawrence college 57 to 24 in the only other major midwest game. The Hoosiers, playing' at Bloomington. Ind., completely dominated the Hrst half and successfully stalled a Purdue rally in.the second. It was Purdue's third defeat In 4 starts and Indiana's first victory since losinr its Big Ten opener last week, to Michigan. In the torrid final minutes o£ play, Purdue's- Myrwin Anderson sank a free throw and Guard John Hinga shcored a set-up to cut the Hoosier lead to one point before the whistle sounded. Sparked by Great Lakes Guard Mickey McGuire, the Bluejackets grabbed a 36-10 halftime load and were never threatened. Wednesday night's victory on the Lawrence college hardwoo3s marked Great Lakes' 18th this season. Brenier County LOOD Standings Readlj-n -- Bremer County conference standings: BOVS .. 4 :£ 4 Tripoli ....... ?:. Readlyn . . . . . . Dtnver ___ ...r. .. JanrsvHIe .I,..,. Frtdertka Plalntield .............. o , RESULTS Tripoli «1; VblnfleU !. Tripoli 44; Frederlka 18. Keadljn 38; Denver 32. Denver 44; JanesviUe 43. Manesville M; Plainfield l?. COMING GAMES Friday -- Plainfield at FredeHJfa. Tuesday -- Denver at Piainfield. GIRLS DIVISION .W. Janesritlr ................ 4 · Fredcrika- ..... ;... ....... · :l . RradJrn ..... ........ ..... " 2 Denver ..... . ·» Flainfteld ............. o , · RESULTS JancsvUle 32; Denver 15. Readlvn 2T: Denver in. Janesrilte 43; Flafnfleld lu. LOOT l.UIH) FIGHT RESULTS (By The Associated Press) Elizabeth, X. J.--Clint Miller,- 12.7, Elizabeth, outpointed Joey Puiff US 1 , 1 . New York. 6. : ~' Jersey Ciljr--loe Cnrcio. US. Newark. T. K. O. Joe Solick, 147'C. Vew York 7 Buffalo, N. .Y,-- Ma*i« Berjer, 146, .Vlontreal, and Johnny Green, H.lli Buffalo, drew. 10. Brooklyn--Phil Palmer. -Me. Vancon- Tor, and Henry Jordan, 141, Philadelphia dren-, 8. '. . · . Washiniton--Bee Bee Washington, Iff', Washington, and Johnny Finazzo, TCT, Baltimore, drew. 1C*. Harllord, Conn.--Joe Bennett, J-,3, xew York, outpointed Geortc "Bed" Doty. 348, JJartford, 10. reached the halfway mark in Big Seven competition after Saturday's Wahawk encounter, and if the Sutermen can cop the pair, they'll be sitting atop the standings with a record of 6 victories and no defeats. No other team in the loop can match that mark -- every other club has lost at least 2 games, and Mason City will be mighty tough to overtake. However, the Mohawks are not looking past these games, for East is just coming into its own after a slow start, and West has been tough all along the line, with almost an all-veteran club. Both Waterloo gymnasiums are small, and Suter anticipates some trouble on that score. In the only other engagement played away from Uoose veil fieldhouse, the Mohawks suffered a 4-point setback at the hands of Charles City. Taking things in their turn, the Mohawks first of all are concerned with the Trojan meeting Friday. Coach Leu Raffensperger has 3 regulars back from last year --Jerry WHley at forward, who has been East's high scorer for most of the campaign; Jack Brumble, a regular guard,' and Wayne Seidler, big 200-pound center. Saturday the Mohawks will run into a zone defense at West. Coach Glen Strohridge has · a big, fast team consisting of Mert Waggoner, a 6 foot, 2 inch veteran at forward along with Joe Segar, another plus-6 foot transfer from Oregon; Dick Thompsen, Jack Fox and Milt Kuhl round out the West starting lineup. '; In,-workouts here dnrine the weet, Suter concentrated on polishing plays and working: out ways and means of netting by a zone defense. He plans on using the sane starting lineup that took the floor against Fort Dodge and Roosevelt here last week. Jerry Ginthner and Bud Rae. will man the forward wall, Verlyn Rutt will be at his pivot post, with Gus DiMarco and' BUI Beruer at the guard posts. ' The Mohawks' 4 consecutive conference triumphs have come at the expense of North Des Moines, East Des Moines, Fort Dodge and Hoosevelt Des Moines. Since the inception of the Big Seven conference, the Cardinal and Black has never failed to win at least a share of the-loop dia'dem. The sophomores will have their first weekend of rest Friday and Saturday since the season opened. However, Coach Volney ,Hansen's crew play_an out-of-town engagement Wednesday night at Swale- dale. ONE COMING UP!--Headquarters, Panama Canal Depart- ment--Cpl. George Flores, San Antonio, Tex., junior welterweight 'champion of the Atlantic sector, Panama canal department, measures off Pfc. Miguel Salgado, Puerto Rico, for a smashing 1 right that subsequently sent him to the canvas in the 1st round. Plores lost a 6-round decision to Cpl. Robert'Root, Cleveland, in the finals of the Panama canal tournament that required 24 programs to complete. Jones, McLaughry Elected to NCAA Rules Committee NORTH IOWA BASKETBALL / Ventura Beats Klemme, 44-29 K 1 e m m e -- Ventura defeated Klemme, 44-29. The half score was 16-16. Gisel was high for Ventura with 26 points. Jacobs for Klemme with 10 points. Second t e a m s , Ventura 31, Klemme 27. . ' , ' * · · - · ' List Hancock County Pairings Garner--Pairings have been announced for the annual Hancock c o u n t y basketball tournament which will be staged here on Jan. 24, 25, 26 and 27, according to S. T. Tweed, tournament ^manager. All games will be played in the evening. Tournament officials will be J. H. McKibben, of Hampton'and O. F. Moore of Goldfield. Official scorer will be Cnet Stille and Fred C. itlissal will be official timekeeper. Pairings are: Wednesday evening: 7:30 Klemme vs. Crystal Lake, 8:30 Woden vs. Kanawha; Thursday evening: 7 p. m. Garner vs. winner of the Klemme'-Crystal Lake contest, 8 p. m. Goodell vs. Britt; 9 p. m. Corwith vs. Hayfield. Friday evening the winners of Thursday evening's games with the consolation and finals scheduled for Saturday evening. TRIP STILL IN DOUBT Stockholm, OJ.PJ--New doubts over the. proposed trip to" America by Gunder -Hagg, Swedish miler, were raised Thursday by his track colleague Haakan Lidman, who said that plane or boat transportation would have to be available "within this week" if they were to be on hand in time to get in shape for indoor meets in the states. Lidman denied to the United Press that arrangements had been made for a boat trip which would get them here on Feb. 2, a statement attributed to Charles Janson, secretary of the Swedish Athletic Association. Columbus, Ohio,'(U.R)--Col. Lawrence (Biff) Jones, 'graduate manager, of athletics at the army military academy, and De Ormonc (Tuss) McLaughry o£ Dartmouth were new members Thursday ol the National Collegiate Athletk Association football rules committee, which meets soon to consider several revisions. Jones was named to succeed Asa Bushnell, eastern intercollegiate athletic commisisoner, as representative for the second or eastern N. C. A. A. district. McLaugh, who recently returned to hi post as head.coach at Dartmoutl after serving as an officer in th' marine' corps, succeeds Lt. Col William J. Bingham of .Harvard representative of the first o: New England district. Bingham re mains on the committee as a member at large. By WALTER BYERS Chicago, (U.R) -- The National Collegiate Athletic association is aking the first steps toward leaning out the gamblers who lave infested intercollegiate ath- elics. Although (he house. cleaning vill be a slow and arduous task, be N. C. A. A. is aiming its broom at those gamblers who make books n collegiate football and basket- all games. The N. C. A. A. lacks the judicial power to order the cleanup cam- jaign and therefore must rely on .he co-operation o£ its members, which include 52 conferences scattered throughout the country. "Our organization does not lay down any definite set of rules hat binds members to do this or .hat. Rather, we map a general mttern for our members to follow," Wilbur Smith of Tulane, newly-elected president, said. The N. C. A. A., therefore, can only suggest that gambling be wiped out, although its suggestions are expected to result in the curtailment of intercollegiate bet- ling antics. Since most schools and conferences are operating under relaxed rules, the N. C. A. A anti-gambling program is slated for postwar execution, according to Smith. Football wagering has developed into a big time business during recent years, 2nd only to horse betting. The N. C. A. A. members plan to start a campaign to drive all gamblers out of grid stadia, although only a small proportion of their operations is expected to be stopped there. Most o£ the wagering is clone by bookies who have set up their own shops, and to rea^h them, the association has asked that coaches refuse to give out pre-game predictions, keep information from anonymous callers who ask for physical reports on the team, anc generally be as "mum" as possible on giving advance information that would aid odds-makers. The same action is planned for basketball bookies, although such parasites are few and concentrated at "outside promotions,' such as the Madison Square Gar den and Chicago Stadium doubleheaders. "The time has not come to ask colleges to refrain from compel ing at such promotions," one N C. A. A. spokesman sqid, "but i such-a time arrives, we.will no stop our campaign there, but as that such games be refused." Also, the association has indi cated it will be more rigid will schools which subsidize athletes, CLUB HOUSE Continuous Tolk Gome Will Go On About Baseball's At Same Old Stand 4-Fs Should Stop Without Any Favors By CHIP ROYAL AP Neusfeatures Sports Editor .acing and tested athletes- who we^' u^f it for' toe 'arm" navy Pr*h°»hT U f rU "' Play ' f i g h l etc - for Ulc entertainment of others Probably few groups of Americans ever took such a g ° VerUD " :nt sarcastic «H because they This agent thinks every able-bodied American belongs in the serv- SLn "52 anyo " c ? ucks mis obligation, he should be exposed. But hen _the army doctors turn a man down, classify him as 4-F, that ndiyidual should not be a subject for finger-pointing · ,. . commentators who have baseball -'on the brink of a nreci- pice, or folding up," they can be excused. This is the so-called "hot stove league season-- and they must write something about baseball It does seem, though that the writers could help the sport a lot more by following the late Judge Landis 1 theory that baseball will continue as long as each of the 16 teams can field 9 men Baseball isn't through any more than the Mississippi. It will go on and on to bigger and better years. Maybe there will be fewer players this season, but certainly there will be enough to keep the grand old game going. I'll bet you the best stogie you ever bad on thai According to the little birdie in Washington, the Byrnes action was aimed at embarrassing about 400,000 4-F's into war jobs The army and navy are not interested in taking all of. the 4 000 000 or more 4-F's. It would be too risky.' That means that Washington is concerned about 10 per cent o£ the rejectees. * Baseball wouldn't make a squawk if it lost all the 281 4-F's who played major league ball in 1944. The game, and the men connected with it, haven't asked any favors. They never intend to. Servicemen tell reporters they're all for athletics to continue : and baseball is the last sport they want to see stopped. Personally, we can't see why ALL the baseball players should take war jobs any more than ALL the actors, night club workers and everyone else holding the same draft- classification ' All the 4-F's are in the same boat. Baseball's 281 arc a mere drop COLLEGE BASKETBALL By The Associated Press) v ' EAST Scranton 45; Bncknelt 41. Lafayette 48; Lehlgh 28. Lincoln 41; Kennett Square 34. Perm Stale 53; West Vlrginix 27. ' Temple 41; Valley Forie Mtdies 37. Montclair Teachers 48, Drew 40. I.iSalls .1C; Rider 43. - St. Joseph's 61; U. S. Coast Guard 45. Wesleyan 30; Connecticut 31. * Yalt 44; Coist Guard Academy 26. Maine 49; Ccilbj- 40. Rhode Island State 71): Brown r t 'j. Muhlenbert -lit; Swarlhmore 3K, Army 49; Columbia :ll. Army J. V. jX; .Mexico Junfors 4.'. Army Flebes G."i; Teekskill MiliUry Academr 4'^. West Chester Teachers 52; Delaware 43. Snsqnehanna 5-; Iickinson "7. Bates 71; Rowdoin 41. Bochester .',R; llobart II, Colgate 5:,; Syracuse r','. SOUTH Georgia Kavy rrclllxbl f/j; GeorcU Teeh 36. Mississippi Ordnance 1'latit 47; Mississippi ·.'·. Guilford 41; I.ynchbur; M. American 7G: Loyola 35. Louisville 7J: Evatisvllle 53. Western Slate Teachers ;iR; ilurray State Teachers Ul). Eastern Kentucky 48; Morchcad :U}. North Carolina Navy rreftirht 7.".; Camp Peary If!. N. Car. Slate 4K; Seymour Johnson 35. Virginia :I8; Hampdcn-Syuner 3:;. Clemson 41: Presbyterian Zfj. Camp LeJeone 37; Portsmouth Coast Guard W. MIDWEST Coe 31; Army ASTP ·£. Penn (lowal 32; Central SI. Buena viiti 41: .Morninnide S3. Sedalia AAB 7 J ; Kansas City Endrow furnace 38. Uuhuqne ,VJ; Luther 41. nenison 58; Ohio Wesleyan SJ. Great Lakes ."i7; Lawrence ^4. Indiana .71; Purdttc iW. Ball Stale 6£; Manchester X). Butler 48; Earlham 43. Alma 4i; Fort Coster 31. SI. Thomac J!»; Rii-er Falls Tchrs. M. Hcrinclon Army Air Field -·«· Bock- hanl 41. Evansvillc Shipyards .'»; M e x i c o Var- Jily 35. Fairmont AAF 43; Harvard (Nebr.) SOUTHWEST Teias Christian 52; Southern Melh. 48. WEST Oreton Stale 4»; Wash. Stale .1C. Second Air Force 33; Faeblo Army Air ,^ase 31. SEES BIGGER PROGRAMS l*st Lansins, Mich., (/P)--Feud- ley Collins, president of the American Wrestling Coaches association, coach of wrestling and associate professor of physical education at Michigan State college, predicts that high schools and colleges- will be called upon to provide more extensive training in physical education not only to cope with the present war emergency, but for future insurance as well. JOHN GALLAGHER, INC. Mack Truck Dealer One E. H. T. in Stock 116 So. 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