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Iowa Asked to Compete in Western NCAA Meet ROGER ROSCNBUIM High school basketball fans will be treated to one of the belter games of. the season Friday night when tiie Mohawks run into the high-powered Forest City Indians in the opening round o£ the district tournament in class A. The Indians have lost only one contesl during the entire season. It's be a battle of height vs. speed. Forest City lias one of the taller aggergations in the slate and Coach Welch puts his advantage to good use. In a \vay. the same will bring the argument now raging in the colleffiate world about raising the height o the baskets, closer to home. Of course, none of. the Indians readies the skyscraper propor- tioi.F of George Mikan at 6 : D", or Arnold Risen at 6' \±", but from personal observation it seems thai J .two or three of the players do come close to the G'4" or G'o" mark. The Mohawks will have a job on their hands to shackle these boys. * Best at Home Speed may do the trick, plus a well-organized attack and the advantage of playing on the home floor. The latter, has been particularly true this season, as the Mohawks have looked like world- beaters at home in several contests. We watched Forest Ciiy defeat Britt, 72-33. in the semi-finals of the sectional meet at Forest City last Friday night, and \ve can tell you that the Cardinal and Black's opponent Friday will be ouc of the toughest of the year. The jMohawks should be slight favorites to halt the Indians' bid for the finals Saturday, the height notwithstanding. It'll be worth your while just to see how Coach Bud Suter plans his defense and offense to meet his taller foes. We'll guarantee a battle galore. Good Job Despite tiie fact that Iowa did not grab a share of the Big Ten basketball title, much credit musl go to Coach Lawi'ence "Pops" Harrison for bringing the Hawk- eyes along as well as he did. In the pre-season ratings, Iowa was considered nothing more than £ poor second-division choice, anc was doped to finish in the doldrums with Chicago and Minnesota Freshmen formed the backbone of the Iowa squad, but those men performed with the ability of seasoned veterans most of the time The few lapses they did have cosl them the title, but the Case Kid; played a brand of ball that is a credit to Harrison's coachmsr ability. And a tie for second, place in the Bis Ten is nothing to be sneezed at. Ouiman Chosen The United Press has chosei Gene Ouiman of Mason City on the second all Big Six basketbal team. Ouiman was a regular guard on the Iowa State cage clul that earned a lie for the Big Sb championship with Oklahoma. * Satisfactory Ball Phil Goldsmith, an official o[ a Cincinnati sports manufacturin; concern, feels that when the wa is over, baseball magnates an going to require of the rcspectivi baseball producers a ball that wil meet rigid standards satisfactory both to pitchers and batters alike Hitters, of course, will alway favor a ball that can be belle over the fence with a minimum amount of expended energy, whil the hurlcrs will always insist th i ball be more or less lethargic. ! The answer. Goldsmith says ; \vill come when scienlific tests de )velop a ball that will travel "X 'number of feet when propelled b "Y" amount of force. It will no lack resiliency to the extent tha it will be considered a pitcher bail, nor will it be one/that ca be blopped out of the park. When and if this ball is dcvel oped it will have a formula tha f can be repeated year after yea " and do away with much of the ar · gument concerning the pros | an cons of a dead and a lively 'bal and it being a compromise propo sition, cannot be considered unfai by either sidc. The field of 148, nominated fo the 70th running of (he Kentuck Derby on May 6, is the sixth high est in the history of the race. Th · record of 196 was established i 1928. The other large nominalin fields were: 164 in 1926; 162 i 1929; lr.2 in 1924 and 150 in 193' Would Represent 6th District; ISC Declines M a n h a t t a n , Ivans., ( A l ) -- B i d s lo compete in lhe -l-tcain Western NCAA basketball play-ctT at Kansas City March 24- OULMANON2ND BIG SIX TEAM -^ -v T j T T-* i T~*1 T ' Ji'iJin, .'iissuuii iri*$iini;ii ion Northey b eels Blue Jays ^^^^^^ Good Name for Philadelphia DERBY NO.M1NEE--Kopc Kona, Hawaiian hurse shown working out at C h u r c h i l l Downs with Jockey Walter Tixeira up, was the first horse to be nominated for the 19 H Kcn- tuckv Derbv. By JACK CUDDY New York, U.R--Ronald James ortliey, chunky outfielder of x-Philiies, was asked: "Do you lire thaf the new name of your lub--the Blue Jays--is corny."' Northey was selected for this iterrogation because the re- jorlcr thought the Blue Jay busi- css might have proved the straw break Ronald's back and start im tossing wrenches around the anirteii defense plant where lie i a pipe-fitter during the o f f - cason. Ron ' is an amazing survivor 'ho has been with the Philadol- hia club since 1941. Few men ould have followed his footsteps nd retained their sanity during lat tumultous period in which he c l u b had 3 presidents, 2 tormy forced sales and 3. mangers. Meanwhile t h e outfit hanged its name from Phillies to 'nils; then back to Phillies, and low--Blue Jays. Accordingly, the reporter made :ertain that there was plenty of rotective long-distance wire be- ween himself and Northey, at 'hiladclphia. when the question vas asked- But the J's outfielder did not blow up. He shook off he pun and · replied patiently-- ike the job of the J's--"No I do not think the name is corny. The 31uc Jay is a spirited bird--loud and busy. It'll be a good name or us to try to live up to." Northey added that the blue emblem of the jay would lend color to their uniforms, as the Cardinal does for St. Louis togs. He was confident that all the men on the squad would be pleased with the new name and the new emblem. Picking up courage, the reporter remarked that the Philadelphia w o m a n who won the name-selection contest had ac- :ually given the club the first 'bird" of 1944. Northey l a u g h e d and said: "Well, we won't get as many birds as usual, because I think A'e'vc got a much better balanced club than last season. Of course we'll miss Rowe and Dahlgrcn but watch Ken Raffensberger anc young Rogers Hornsby McKee We'll do all right.-' When Northey trained with the Thillics at Miami Beach in 1SI42 Gerry Nugent was president, anc Hans Lobert was manager. L a s t spring, conditioning at Hcrshcy Pa., Manager Bueky Harris and Owner Bill Cox w e r e the big brass hats. This spring. Ron wil take his workouts at Wilmington Del., for Manager Freddie Fiti- simmons and the service bouni owner, young Bob Carpenter. The Blue Jays, who hadn't finish in first division since 1932 wound up in seventh place las season. They hope that tin change in moniker will help then climb up. For 4 seasons, the Bos ton club operated under tin names of the "Bees" instead o the "Braves." but they went bad- to the Braves in '41. The fan thought those B e e s stung, hu they didn't pronounce the vcrl that way. MAURIELLO SAYS LUCK CHANGING Fighting Pneumonia, Pleurisy in Hospital Brookfield, Ray Wehde on First Loop Quintet Kansas Cily, (IP')--Allie Paine of Oklahoma and Price Brookfield of Iowa Stale were unanimous choices for the Associated Press' 1943-44 Biy Six all-star basketball team, but select ions fin- other positions were extremely close. Coaches and officials selected liay Wehde, Iowa State, forward; Dan Pippin. Missouri freshman d 25 have Ijccn sent to the Universities of Iowa and Oklahoma. Iowa, if it accepts, wil! culer as an alternate for the Koeky district which to send a team The Oklahoma invila- dispatched after Iowa Mountain (C(h) has decided not this year, tion was Siate announced it could not represent Hit* 5th district because the team will have been dispersed before the event is completed. Iowa Shite and Oklahoma tied for tiie Bijf Six conference championship. Dr. H. II. King of Kansas State! college, chairman of the tee, said athletic councils of the! 2 schools would meet Tuesday to j decide on participation. King said the University of Missouri, with the only all-civilian team available, would be a logical Meyer Top Cage Coach; Harrison 2nd Chicago. l/l'i -- Km- Ihe second consecutive your, Couth liny Meyer of De Paul university has been voted coach of the year by members of ihe Chicago Basketball Writers' association. lleyer will receive Ihe George Keogan memorial trophy Wednesday night at the association's annual banquet. The young coach, v/liose team this year has won 19 of 22 games, was assistant to the late George Kcogan for 2 years at Notre Dame. Runner-up lo Meyer in the vot ing was Lawrence "Pops" Harrison ol Iowa. The remaining votes I were scattered among Ward Lam- ' berl of Purdue. Harold Olsen of I 0 ' 1 '" St:it ·""' ··'· Tl "v Hinkle \ MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTETuesday. March 7, 1944 .9 REPRESENTATIVE FIVE Salt Lake City, (/P)--Players on the Salt Lake City air base team tome from practically everywhere on the basketball map --Oregon university. Syracuse, Kentucky, Indiana, De Paul. Purdue. N'cw York university. SI. Cloud Teachers and Manhattan college. Capt. Maurice Britt, Former Arkansas Grid Star, Injured at Anzio F o r t Smith. Ark., tfP)--Capl Maurice Brflt, former Universit; of Arkansas and Detroit Lion football star, lost his right an and suffered back wounds and foot injury at the Anzio beach ] head in Italy. 1 of his fellow of ficcrs advised Brill's wife here. The communication, dated Feb 24 and received Monday, was th first notification that lie ha' been injured, Mrs. Britt said. Buy War Savings Bonds an Stamps from your Globe-Gasclt carrier boy. FOR SALE 1935 PLYMOUTH 4 DOOR DELUXE SEDAN with trunk, radio and heater. Nearly new tires. Reasonably priced. FOLSOM AUTO CO. GENERAL AUTO REPAIRING . AcroM Street From Hanford Hotel New York, (U.R)--Tami Alauriel- , confined lo a hospital with dou- le- pneumonia and pleurisy, said uesday he is luck w r the b ould be out and ready lo fight :iin "in a few days" though his :iysieian wasn't so optimistic. Describing his condition as only fair," the physician said he would e confined for several weeks. Mauriello said he was banking eavily on being recovered by aster Sunday, April HO, when he s to be married. The fighter, who lost his last oxin" assignment at Madison man star, Kiiard, lor the other 3 positions. Missing the first team by the narrowest o£ margins, Don Burrington of Kansas and Grover Ramsey, of Oklahoma head the 2nd group. Selected for the other positions on the 2nd stiuacl were Charles Cooley. Kansas State, forward: Gene Ouiman. Iowa Slate, and Paul Collins. Missouri guards. 1'aine and ISrookficld «'crc the slars of the co-championship clubs and they're among the liest Tuesday ever lo perform on the conference's hardwoods; The clever Oklahoma guard won the individual scoring honors Vvilh 110 points and in 2nd place \vilh 108 was commit-:'- 11 lj ' c ' u Lakes. choice if the navy rules out participation by naval trainees at Oklahoma, Arkansas university, for the southwest, and Peppcrdine college of I.os AiiKclcs. for the west, already have accepted invitations. Planers Urge Board to Accept Offer Iowa City, W)--Athletic Director E. G. (Dad) Sehroedei- said the athletic; board would decide night as to whether the HUTSON CHAMP AT FIELD GOALS Captures Laurels in Pro Football League I J M N I ) .M,VTA!AN SKICKS TITLE--I'liiliuk-lplmi: Fml JBtirkovich, Pcniusylvania'-s blind wrestler, who will t';ico I lie bu.st in the east in the intercollegiate championships at Luhigh, Bethlehem, I'a.. on March 10 and I 1. is shown ready to meet his opponent. His coach t h i n k s Fenl has a chance to win the l:5(i-po«nd title, liarkovich's only setback was against J o h n Hale, 155-pound Navy athlete. he was convinced that lirookficld. a star at West Texas fas ready to take a turn | Slalc ucforc cnlcl . illK lhe n . lvv ' P '--TMr '-inked Bill Hi -scoring and Ins '-clutch" shooting in several early games pulled the Soon- era out of some precarious situations. Me has been transferred to Pittsburgh, Kans., Teachers. One of the few veterans in the conference, Kay Wehde was a polished, all-around performer. The Cyclones' leading scorer last year, liic tall forward ranked 5th with J33 points. .-, . , T r, i - ,, Improving-, as the season prog- quare Garden ,o Joe Baksi, the rcsscd. Dan Pippin. 17 vcar old 'cntijylvama coal miner, is await- Missouri grand jury action on a char; f alleged criminal assault on 5-ycar old girl. ustine Signs With Pirates; Barrett in 4F Pittsburgh --Frankie Gustinc. -F second baseman for Pitts- lurgh, became the 2Ist player and he seventh inficldcr Tuesday to ign his 1944 contract for the Pi- ates. Gusline has been with the earn since 1939 and batted .290 ast year. The Pirates also announced hat Outfielder Johnny Barrett lad been classified in 4-F by his trafl board and that he would be available for the 1944 season. New York. JtP)--Tile park department went in for track rec- ·eation at its playgrounds in recent months in a big way and drew EO many entrants that the inals were held in Madison Square Garden. Of lhe 2,554 con- .cstants, there were finalists. TIGHT RCSIJLT.S r r n r i d c n e c . n. I.-- Charles "Cnbby" I-oivij. 12D?,. Now York. outpointed center, was one of the main COBS in the all-civilian Tigers team that tied Kansas for 3rd place. One other freshman. Charles Coolcy of K-Slate. was honored in the selections. Although playing in only R games before answering a service call, lhe tall youth finished 9th in conference scoring. Collins, a husky, aggressive player, was one of the best guards in the conference and Ouiman was a key man in the Cyclone defense. Mnnricc "LeEly" ion, Maine. 10. I~iChancc. 131* Us- riGirr IIKSI;I.TS ( I I I Tiie A»oci:ileil T T r ^ l'itlsT)lir s li--Butltly Walker. 19I. Colu bus. o u t p o i n t e d C u r t i s Shcppnrcl, 1B.1. P i t t s b u r g h . Hi. Kalliinnrc--l.loyil Marshall. KiH. Clcvi-- land. outpointed Joe C.irter, 157. Koine N. Y.. 10. Nr«-:irk. N. J, -- Danny M a r t i n . I5:t'; Xcu'iirk. o u t p o i n t e d Frccldte G r a h a m ir.I'L-. Kew York, [f. N e w i l r i t a i n . C n r i n . -- R l t d v Itichnrdson K!. N e w a r k . N. J.. outpointed "Silcnl Make" liulik. llfi. N'cvv York. 10. I l n l Sprlru.N. Ark.--1. D. Turner. 213 Dallas, knocked out M i k e Hyan, liW, Topeka. -J. C h i c a c o -- D e l l K a f f c v t y . l::u. Mihv Kee. outpointed Jerry PiUro, M-3',4. Clil- caco. 10. l l o l v n k c . .M:is.-- Frcddv Arcllcr. m Newark. .N\ .1.. mitpoinlecj Billy I!rov,-n ITill. I l i i r l f o i d . Conn.. 1C. 1.51111, Mat",.--Wild f i i l l MeDowcll. ]K Dallas, .mummied Wardcll WnsliiiiKlon 16r. Worc-cstrr. fi. Scranloii. r.i.--Jchmiy Grci'ii. !-!«. Bijf fnhi. outtiointcd M i l o TheoitorcsiMi I5-* iN'cu- York. 111. New Orlr.iii!.--Ruddy Scull. 183. Tampa Flu., knocked out Jaek Marshall. 109 Dallas. 4. San F r a n c i s c o -- E d d i e Booker, lliri. San Francisco, outpointed Holniait W i l l i a m s lfI2, Chicago. It). Chicago. (U.R1--Don Ilutson of the Green Bay Packers won the field ssoa.1 kicking championship for 1943, official statistics from the National Football league revealed Tuesday. Ilutson paced all kickers with 3 field soals out of 5 attempts, as the professional league showed an over-all drop in the use of tills " tactic, ilutson's goals traveled 35. and 21 yards, while be missctl two 30-yard attempts. Ward Culf, New York Giant veteran, also kicked ;f tjoals, but took 9 tries lo do it. His -15-yard goal asjainst the Chicago Cardinals Nov. 21 was the longest successful kick of the season. The Cardinals won the team championship on percentages, making 2 field goals in S attempts. Green Bay had the most goals with. 4 out of 15 tries. The average length of the league's successful field coals was 31.9 yards, figures showed. Jesse Owens ! Still Can Run 100 Under 10 By WATSON SPOELSTKA Detroit, HV)--The place where he gained his greatest triumphs is being blasted off the map, but coffee-colored Jesse Owens at 3U still can run 100 yards under !0 seconds. "At least ) t h i n k I cull, rinncd Jesse across a desk :it the 'ord i\Iolor company where he is mnloycd as a public relations . "I.asl summer I ran in a war clief meet in C'amicla and the.v locked me in :0!).8. 1 think 1 ould dn thill well right now." One look at Jesse is enough lo DAD SCIIKOEDElt --Await His Word University of Jowa basketball team will enter the Western NCAA playoff at Kansas City March 24-25. When the matter first came up for discussion Monday, Schroeder said the Hawkcyes would not be available for post season games or tournaments, but many of the players called at the director's office and indicated they are eager to enter the play-off. PITCHING PROSPECT New Haven, C'niin., UP)--Major league scouts will have their eyes on Ed lUachnj this spring. The youthful Yale pitcher finished last season with a string of 35 consecutive scoreless innings for Coach Red Rolfe's charges. The Intel-national Salt mine at A very Island, La., is the oldest in the country. Drills have sunk 'i,200 feet without going through the solid salt. So thick'are the deposits that chambers and corridors within the mine are of unusual height. SPORTS ROUNDUP B V HUGH FULLERTON New \'ork. (/Pi--In response lo various requests Irom service men, who apparently tired of the same old arguments, tiie USO is Retting up a "sports quiz" booklet for the armed forces overseas John ( i n f o please) Kiernan is the editor but he had to call on Nat Fleischer for tile boxing information . . . . The Women's International bowling Congress has collected S71,fi!)3 of file 580,000 it needs to bin- an ambulance plane. Last year the gal bowlers bought an A20 bomber . . . . Al Maul, long-lime guardian of the Shibe Park Press gate, was a pitcher with a .-ISO batting average back in lliBV. when walks counted hits. But his chief claim to fame was t h a t in his first Nation; league game he socked a homci over the left field wall o' the old Phils park and nobody repeated that feat until 1!)21. Today's Gucsl Star . . . . Pfc. Bil Scanlon, Fort Sheridan ( I I I . ' Tower; "BiKHesl chuckle anioni, soldiers at WAC basketball game? this year occurs when girls of cither team .veil, 'who's yotu man'." or 'have you got a man'.' . . . . Ana" this being lea]) year, too the soldiers begin to wonder . . . ' One-Minute Sports 1'aiic . . Dick Carter, outfielder recently signed by the Phillies, is raled out of lhe best first-year men in pro soccer ranks . . . . The I^ogan Collegians (Utah Slate under anolhci name) baskelbal! team boasts player named Hoopiana . . . . Luke Johnsos, co-coach of the Boars wants tile National Football leagiti to ciiangc the inbound spots fron 1!) yards lo 20 yards in from lh sidelines in order lo give the offense more l a t i t u d e . . . . What tin other coaches want is to give tin bears less longitude. Fuller Explanation . . . You've probably heard often of a runne being "boxed" by his rivals, hut i remained for cadets at the low. Navy Prc-Flight school lo shov just what the lerm means . . During an obstacle race, the dels were required to craw through a 4-foot box . . . . TV.-"Kingfishers" got there first, am while the leader went on lo th finish line, the second rcmaine in lhe box . . . . Reports say t h a t when rival athletes in-rived, tiie finest free-for-all since lhe end of the pushball season took place. Service Dcnl. . . . i.icul. Larry Tuiler. newly appointed baseball liaison officer of the f i f t h naval dislricl. has things h u m i n i n g t'or compc'vition among lite '2. powerful Norfolk nav;ii teams and Bainbriflgc, Mr!.. Irainini; station outfit. Some 500.000 spectators arc expected lo see the games tins summer, which looks like real competition for the i'icdmont league. * .1ESSK OWEN'S --Still in Shape make tlu.s wholly credible. I t weighs 175, only half a doze pounds more than in his cintic pounding days at Ohio Slate uni vci'.stiy and lii.s triple t r i u m p h the 193( Olympic games at Be iin. "i guess tha! Olympic stadium musl be ;i lieap of rubble by now.'' he said solemnly, "ami I hope it is. Bui my biggest track t h r i l l was w i n n i n g the 100 meters there. fCildie Tolan. who won the 100 at Los Angeles in 1932, snys his Olympic victory also was his biggest thrill. He's working in Detroit, too, you know." Owens still holds many of the records he established but he predicts that probably all will be replaced in his li[clinic. "Track records are made lo iie broken." lie asserted. "Someone is froiiiR to conic along one of these dnys and push the 100 yard record nearer fl seconds f^it. Whether they'll over shave four-tenths of a second off lhe prcsenl mark of :09.l is hard to say. That would he prelty fast." Curiously. Owens works a few miles from lhe Michigan stadium i where on May 25. I!K)r. he .-oared ^_ i into (he spolliglit by cracking :i ,- tlc | world records and equaling 'an' other in one day. Samuel Johnson published the first English dictionary in 1755. HEYDLER FEELS BASEBALL SAFE Says I raclition Big Factor in Continuance By FK1TK 1IOWELL New York. iTPj -- I I you t h i n k ascball should fold up for the uralion, or thai the fans will not. urn out to sec (he talent-depleted cams in action, you can get your- elf a swell argument with John . 1 leveller. Come August. Mr. Ilcydlcr will : 7:i years old, ;uid he's spent a nilc more than f0 nf those years vitli Ihe National League, 16 as ts president before retiring in { when he accepted a life-time nl as chairman of the league's KKinl. The while-haired gentleman ho has seen the national game veather many storms should tiow whereof he speaks, and lore's what he has to say: 'Don't worry about baseball giving up in wartime. Discounl- tnc huge investment angle, the clubs and the leagues have other :md greater reasons for continuing. For 41 years the National gue has operated will) the same 8 elutis. Counting the 8 years those clubs were part of the old 12-team Icajruc. they've been tiieethcr 52 years. Why, Huston and Chicago liavcn't been out of the league a minute since it was organized back in 187li. The American league has hud the same i! clubs for 42 years. There is a pride of organization among the major league clubs. 1 he long association has placed a halo around the teams and liic game, and it will not be discarded. 'Some fear the attendance may fall far under the usual standard, but 1 do not subscribe to that idea. I don't believe the absence of established stars will hamper the ^ale to any great extent. '1 have seen out on Linw Island, ",,"IMI to -1.000 fans at a hish school came. Many of the players this M ir may come straight from the hiRli school--but remember such slars as Jlcl Oil. Phil Itizzutn. Marius Husso and ;i host «f .others made lhe jump slrni^ht from hipli school to tile majors or Inch minors. Present-day hoys can do it, too. ' To me it appears svc arc in for an interesting season--one full oC thrills. The fact that no one can possibly predict t h e outcome should add to the interest. With the clubs filled with new talcnl, ;md training in the north, there's not much chance for :i prc-season rating -- and who knows but what a chronic lailcndcr might t u r n up as liic winner".' "It's loo IKU! the teams can't train on lhe smith. Given a. month's warm weather, and a chance l« work liic youngsters alongside ,-t' u ' veterans, lhe managers conlJ put clubs on the field that would compare favorably ilh those of the pre-war days. "The picture is changing daily, with new men going into the service, but baseball is proud of what its men are doing in helping lo win the war. And baseball will carry on u n t i l they come back." TURF SESQUICENTENNIAL, Lexington, Ky., (,P) -- Although horse racing in the Bluegrass country is more than 150 years old, Lexington will not observe its scsquiccnlcnirial of organized racing u n l i l 1947. The first racing association here was established in !77. Buy War SavinKs Bonds and Stamps from your Globe-Gazette 1 carrier boy. RECTAL COLON PROSTATE ^ RHEUMATISM (ARTHRITIS) (Oclozone Therapy) SINUS Dr. R. W. SHULTZ, D. 0. 21R-219-220 First National Bank Bldg. Iti lhe lobby of the HOTEI, I! AN FORD Mason City, low*

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