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FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 19M MASCXN CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Mohawks Hit Fort Dodge Here Friday ROOSEVELT OF DES MOINES TO PLAY SATURDAY Lineup Shifted to Give More Balance; Game Starts at 8 Last year's Big Seven champion and loser of tsvo games this season, Fort Dodgo, will put in its initial appearance of the season iiere Friday night in a basketball Same against the Mohawks. Saturday night Roosevelt of Des Moines will round out the weekend of baskstball. Paul Brims is still a doubtful , starter and Pee. Wee Day will be kept out of action by his injured wrist. In an effort to keep the scoring balanced, Judge Gvimsley may shift the lineup around, moving John Holmen up from center to forward and giving Fats Day a shot at the pivot post. . * * * That would make the lineup read Holmen and Gus Fajipas at forwards, Fats Day at center, with Lloyd Klein and Bill Cawly handling the guards. * * * Game time is 8 o'clock, with no preliminary contest carded. The Dodgers have dropped two games, one of them to West Waterloo, the other to a non-conference opponent. Big guns of the Fort Dodge attack are a forward and a guard, Magnusen and Muhl. Magnusen is a six foot, three inch lad who is a big help on rebound work, while Muhl .is short and last and a good scorer. * * * Roosevelt, Saturday's foe, is leading its two intra-city rivals in Des Moines. but little is known about its scoring punch. * * * The Mohawks will get little'rest next week, with practice sessions scheduled to prepare them for the two meetings with East and West Waterloo at Waterloo. The following Friday night, Jan. 29, Lindblom of Chicago will put in an appearance here in a game played 'lor the benefit o£ the Citizens' Victory committee. * * * Lindblom. undefeated in Chicago competition, will be the second team this season representing; the Windy City high school that has played here. The . football team played the Mohawk gridders to a 14-11 standstill. ¥ * * Tickets for this game went on sale Friday morning, with adult tickets at 55 cents available at the Engler Drug company and the Decker Bros, sporting goods store Student tickets may be purchasec for 35 cents at all Mason City public and parochial schools. Student and season tickets will no te honored at this contest. Red Wings Move Into Second Place The Detroit Red Wings replaced idle Toronto in second place in the National Hockey League Thursday night by defeating the New York Rangers, 4-1. before 3,724 at Madison Square Garden. Every one of the persons present, including players, officials and reporters, paid their way to the game, the entire proceeds going o the Red Cross. Detroit scored one goal in each of the first and third periods and tallied twice in the middle stanza The winning marker hit the nets from the stock of defenseman Alex Motter. Bryan Hcxlall scored the lone Rangers' score on a long swipe from 30 feet out in the second period. Rookie Alex Smart, on loan to the Canadiens from their Quebec amateur farm team, scored three goals and assisted in another as Montreal walloped the Chicago Black Hawks, 5-1, to move within three points of fourth place. Joe Benoit and Gordon Drillon scored for Montreal in the firs period and Smart registered two within 14 seconds of the secont period's final minute. He rung up his third at 11:26 of the third session and assisted on Drillon's first- period goal. Audley Tutten tallied the lone Chicago goal at 13:33 of the last period. PRO ATTENDANCE DOWN CHICAGO, (U.R)--Attendance a scheduled ' professional footbal games last season was six per cen under that ofthc 1941 season, National Football League Commissioner Elmer Layden, announced RECAP VULCANIZE TRUCK, TRACTOR AND PASSENGER CAR TIRES ONE DAY SERVICE TRAVERS (TIRE-TREAD SERVICE Ml Sni ». W. Mlsen Cilj O«vl. Tire Inspccllon DepM Spotlight Sports By Roger Roseublura Leo Durocher, fiery little man- iger and shortstop for the Brook- yn Dodgers, is now m Rochester. klinn., for a checkup at the Mayo clinic, indicating he'll probably ake care of quite a bit of the Burns' shorlstopping duties it he can stay out of the army. ·With Pete .Reiser in the army, Dixie Walker indicating he may lot return to baseball and Dolt ~:amiili threatening to quit the ;ame, the Dodgers are going to be awfully shorthanded this summer. * W * Durocher may have to shift Pee Wee Reese to another spot in the infield, taking over the kid's place himself. Whatever the Lip does, however, Brooklyn will be short of power (his year. The three men threatening to quit supplied all of the Dodger power outside of Joe Medwick. * * * The lower end of the batting order will be weak, and the third slot will be a problem. If he keeps-Reese in the leadoff spot, Billy Herman will probably bat behind him, and Medwick in the cleanup position. Walker was used for third, but who'll replace him if he quits is purely guessing. Augie Galan may. fill the bill, but he won't be able to pole those long drives that Dixie could. Below that, however, power is woefully weak. * * * Aside from less hitting power, there'll be lots less color along the banks of the Gowanus this year. THE showman of baseball, Leland Stanford MacPhaii. has gone for the duration, and astute, somber Branch Rickey now reigns supreme. * * * No matter how much power Rickey controls over the Brooklyn organization he nevertheless will not last long if he incurs too much wrath in the Flatbush faithful. Baseball in Brooklyn is different from baseball in the other major league cities, and Brooklyn fans are different from any other specie of baseball rooter. The Dodgers belong to Brooklyn and the fans, and they're entitled to a voice in what's going on--that's how Flatbush fandom views the Dodgers. And let Rickey try to peddle a Brooklyn favorite once too often, Rickey will be on the outside looking in as far as Brooklyn baseball is concerned. * * * Rickey may be somewhat resented. Brooklyn loves its daffiness whether or not it brings a pennant, and if Rickey's regime eliminates both of these essentials, it's a sate prediction to say that he won't last lone. * * * MacPhaii brought a screwball nature, a pennant and fun with him. And he had an effect upon the rooters, too. Not long after he took over the reins a group of Dodger rooters got together and formed an impromptu band that made its appearance behind first base every Sunday, sometimes on Saturdays. Every time an opposing batsman was out, the band would accompany him back to the visitors- dugout on the third base line with a march played in time to the batsman's steps -- sometimes il turned into a funeral dirge. Not a small factor in Freddie Fitzsimmons being retained was the protest of thousands of the faithful in the form of a petition sent to Rickey. Fat Freddie is loved, not only for his baseball ability, but for the grand fellow he is. Last year on his birthday a group of supporters got together and bought him an automobile, while the impromptu band played "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow." * * * Visibly · touched. Fitz almost broke into tears, and his voice was shaky as he shyly mumbled his thanks. It's little incidents like that that make baseball in Brooklyn what H is. There's a very noticeable esprit de corps between the players and fans, and MacPhaiVs tactics played a big role in keeping it that way. * * * What influence Rickey will have is something we can't say unti: the season gets under way in April It'll be different, there's not much doubt about that. And a 15 cent limit on poker! Conclusion- Will Terry Is in Town By JACK CUDDY NEW YORK, U.R--Why is Sweet Willyum Terry in town? Not since Thurston made an elephant disappear have the natives of Brooklyn been so puzzled as by the unexpected presence o£ Memphis Bill on the banks of the Go- wanus. Born with an insatiable curios- ify, we braved the perils of a mammoth banquet in Brooklyn's Hotel St. George Thursday night to keep contact with Terry, former general manager of the New York Giants, who still is at liberty; Branch Rickey, president of the Brooklyn Ott, manager FLAMINGOS GIVEN AWAY MIAMI, Fla., «?)--Hialcah park is giving away some of its famed pmk Flamingoes. H o r s e m e n haven't yet reached that stage are willing to give where they away their valuable "thoroughbreds but they're doing plenty of worrying since the ban on pleasure driving cut short Tropical pary's meeting and canceled Hialeah's 46-day session. TRAVEL SOLUTION 'KNOXV1LLE, T e n n . , ($)-Coach John Barnhill of. Tennessee proposes that football teams in the southeastern conference play opponents twice this fall, if trave conditions become worse. Dodgers, and Mel of the Giants. All .hree were in soup and fish. * * * In this mammoth · banquet room, where 1,80 0 persons were doing their best with war-time turkey, we located the immaculate Terry at table No. 79. * * * We said to Terry, "Bill--what gives?" "Nuthin," he said. "I just came up from Memphis for this dinner liven by the Cathedral club in aonor of George V. McLaughlin. He's one of my best friends, you snow." We said we didn't, know that Terry and McLaughlin were warm Triends, because McLaughlin was the Brooklyn banker who financed the Dodgers until Larry MacPhaii came in and put them back on Iheir financial feet. And wasn't Terry, erstwhile arch-enemy of the Dodgers, the guy who once unfortunately inquired: "Is Brooklyn still in the league?" "Think nothing of that," Terry said. "I've always admired McLaughlin." We, who always have ma/vellec 1 at Terry's respect lor a dollar, and who can appreciate how many dollars would be spent on a roundtrip from Memphis to Brooklyn said succinctly, "Oh, yeah?" * * * Because Leo Durocher, manager of the Dodgers, has been ordered to take a physical examination, which probably will slope him right into the army, we asked Terry if he had talked to Rickey, the Dodgers' Prcxy. * * * "Yes, I saw Branch earlier ir the evening," Terry replied. "I told him I was always open to suggestions--just kidding, you know And he said we'd have a littleicha Friday. Just a visit, you know." We took another tack and askeu Terry about the reports that he was considering becoming an of- ficial'of the red-ink Philadelphia Phils. And if it were true that he came to Banker McLaughlin', banquet, seeking financial aid lor the Phils? Terry grinned sympathetically "I haven't even been in contac with the Phils, 1 ' he said. "I don' know where the boys got those stories about me moving in there.' * * * making: virtually no progress with Tuxedoed Terry, we shifted to table No. 6, and harried Kickey. Branch, ever benign, rose from his turkey and greeted us like a. long-lost brother. He admitted that he and Terry would have a chat Friday--"just a visit." But he emphasized that he was not even considering a successor to Durocher, because "(here is no certainty that Durocher will be taken into the army." if. f if · Branch assured us with starry- eyed honesty: "As far as I'm con cerned, Durocher still is manage: of the Dodgers. My visit with Terry has nothing to do with any possibilities of his joining the Dodgers--because no such possi bilities exist. Just a meeting o old friends, you know." We shifted to table No. 21, an whispered into the ear of Mel Ott the Giants' swell little pilot. "Gosh, I don't know why Terry in town--and I don't care," Ot said. "But I'll tell you this, we're ' ' th re scheduled Iheir spring exhibition games. You see, they'v We left the banquet positive on one point: Terry is in town. mighty sore about the way Dodgers and Yankees have Basketball Scores By The Associated Press) EAST washinRton and Jefferson 52: Bethan (W. Va.l 40. Duqucsnc 38; Westminster SB SOUTH Louisiana State 36: Alabama 32. Richmond 30: Virginia 48. Clcmson 48: Prcsbylcrian « R.indololi-Macon 33: Bridscvvatcr 30. WiMfam and Mary 57; Hampdcn-Sydnc 23. MIItWEST Camp Grant 56: liorthcni III. Tchrs. 3 Drury «: Fort Leonard Wood 20. Midland 50: Wayne INcbr.l «. Bclhcl (Kans.) 45; Oliawn 40. Shcj-bos-gan 2B: Oshfcosh 22. Whitewater Teachers 36; Oshkos Teachers 30. Bncna Vista 41; Wartburg-33. Wheat*,.. College 38: Coneotdia 33. St. Ambrose 32; Loras 31. Simpson 50: Parsons 39. Otterbcin 48: Wooster 42 Pitlsburg (Kans.) 43; Emporia SUtc 38 Culver-Stockton 59; KlrtevUle (Mo Osteopaths 32. Iowa State Teachers 53: Grinnell 43. St. Benedict's IKans.) 40; Washbum 3 SOUTHWEST Howard Payne 69; North Texas 64. Arizona 49; Arizona State Teachers 3, Abilene Christian W; McMurry 33. Additional Sports on Market Pag* "Can't Miss" oWeifct,, MAAlASeftOF BEAijMOAlT Jackie Wilson Faces Lamotta in Bout Friday , is SURE -TMAT MISS" AA!D V«iU- 6 Otis OF me AtfsRicM tn Rickey Casts Eye About as Durocher Gets Call CAMILLIJERRY ARE SUGGESTED NEW YORK, UR--W^th current Manager-Leo Durocher facing imminent induction into the army, speculation on possible appointees to the post of pilot of the Brooklyn Dodgers Friday centered on First Baseman Dolph Camilli and Bill Terry, former general manager of the New York Giants. President Branch Rickey, who revealed Durocher's latest military status after checking with him at the Mayo clinic in Rochester where he is undergoing a routine checkup, emphasized however that the Dodgers planned no immediate moves regarding a new manager. * * * Durocher, who had his registration shifted to St. Louts from Brooklyn recently, will be 37 next July. He is married but his wife is self-supporting. He will take the first board examination, usual preliminary tt reclassification and eventual induction, in about 10 days. * * * Rickey's "no action" statement lent added significance to the Camilli boom for the manager's post since the Dodgers' proxy is scheduled to go to the Pacific coast to see six players and "Dolph particularly." .' Camilli that he had no desire to his playing career because of the expense o£ shifting his family across the country. He might change his mind if the manager's post upped his salary. * * * Terrj- was in town to attend an athletic dinner in Brooklyn Thursday night and said that while he had not been approached regarding the position, he "was willing to listen to any man's offer." * * * Rickey brushed off the managerial situation in Brooklyn to emphasize the serious effect on the future of baseball that apparently will result from the daily roster primings by draft boards. Latest figures show that nearly 50 per cent of big league personnel is in the armed forces with a large stated some time ago proportion plants. of others in defense "We cannot take this loss too seriously," Rickey said. "It is acute right now and if the rate continues as it has during the past two months, the leagues are going to be hard-pressed. We will probably have to use players of inferior quality next season. * * * "As an example of how bad it has become, the Dodgers are sending out only 31 contracts. Only one club in the National league will have less men report for .spring training than we will and that's the Phils. Yon can see how real the draft toll Is now. "It's making us wonder where we will get the replacements. And it means the sights will, have to be lowered--the requirements this spring will be a lot lower than last 1 ' The major leagues undoubtedly will start the season but it appears now as if only a miracle could help them finish in view of the manpower shortage. SPORTS ROUNDUP By HUGH FULLERTON NEW .YORK, (/T-)--It's a natural assumption that the first thing a fighting man ought to learn is how to fight and Col. Heinle Miller of the marines comes up with the idea that this requirement should make boxing the No. 1 sport . . . Of course, Coionel Miller, a former N. B. A. president, has more than a passing interest in boxing and there might be some good arguments in .favor of water polo for sailors, but here's what he has to say: "With much of present day warfare, particularly against Tojo, hand-to-hand stuff, boxing is too! important to monkey with. More kids should box. The old bayonet manual does not go Sin for footwork to the left or the right. Yet any boxer, if thrust at with a bayonet, would instinctively side step and, with his 'inside' hand throw a counter punch while going outside of or out and under the thrust. In the ring that would mean the difference between scoring a knockdown or being knocked down. With a bayonet it would mean life or death and, if done correctly in sufficient numbers, might mean a unit's victory or defeat. AH pro boxers who have enlisted in the marines have spotted this at once and commented on it." Today's Guest Star Lynn C. Doyle, Philadelphia Evening Bulletin: "Every third person we strike up a chat with asks us bow badly we're going to miss\the trip south with the ball clubs. It's hard to guess whether they feel sorry for us or are doing a little friendly gloating over a fellow man's come-uppance." Shorts and Shells Showing what the sports-writing business has come to, student papers at the Universities of Arkansas and Pittsburgh now have girl sports editors . .. Elaine Kahn of the Pitt News finds it annoying to get letters addressed to "Mr. Elaine Kahn" by folks who apparently think it more likely that a boy would be named Elaine than that a girl would be named sports NEW YqRK, OJ.fi)--Sgt. Jackie Wilson, thin-shanked Negro welterweight, is favored at 3-1 to beat Jacob Lamotta, rugged New York middleweight, in their 10- round bout Friday night at Madison Square Garden. The betting boys have made Wilson a lop-sided favorite because they know he'll go all-out in an attempt to make a more impressive showing against Lamotta, the "human truck," thun did Wilson's arch enemy, young Ray Robinson, who had to be content with a 10-rouiid decision over La- motla last October. * * * ·Wilson must produce in his first featured appearance at the awkward opponent in Lamotta, on the spot. He has been baying on the heels of Mike Jacobs for months, demanding a Garden shot, and crying for a bout with young Robinson, the No. 1 welter contender. * * * Wilson of California, now in the army's aviation maintenance division at Mitchel Field, N. Y., has had but three bouts since he came east last August. He knocked oul Bernie Miller in eight rounds outpointed formidable Cocoa Kic in 10, and stopped Frankie Saia in tvyo. In his workouts at Mitche Field's gymnasium he appearec sharp, although he hasn't had as much time to groom as a civilian boxer like Young Robinson. * * * Sergeant Jackie tackles an awkward opopnent in Lamotta, who shook off Robinson's best blows and later beat dangerous Jimmy Edgar twice in a row. Lamotta, who never has been floored, enters the ring with an advantage of about 10 pounds against Wilson, who is a natural 147-pounder. * * * Wilson is favored because thi is his make-or-break fight, am because of his superior punch am boxing skill. He has knocked ou 32 of his 53 professional oppon cnts. If he . is more impressiv against Lamotta than was Robin son, he becomes immediately th top drawing card in the 147 pound division. But if he make a poor showing, he eliminate himself from the welter pictur ?ayor Illini 3ver Hawks; Menke Back By TOMMY DEVINE CHICAGO, (U.R) -4 Illinois, the irmly entrenched Big Ten bas- etball title choice, and Indiana, perennial threat, are favored to rotect their perfect conference ecords Saturday in the headline ames of the weekend schedule. Illinois, the defending champion, nlertains Iowa at Champaign and ndiana gets a "breather" when it aces Chicago here. In other ames Saturday Wisconsin plays ilichigan at Ann Arbor, Purdue angles with Minnesota at Minne- polis and Northwestern goes out- ide the league to meet Notre Dame. * * * In a conference clash advanced to avoid a conflict with mid-year examinations. Wisconsin opposes Michigan Friday. * * * Only three teams, Illinois, In- liana and Purdue, emerged un- jeaten from the first conference series of the season. Illinois urned in two impressive performances to defeat Michigan and iViseonsin. Indiana won from Ohio State twice and Purdue trouncec Chicago in its lone start. Illinois ranks as the "solid 1 team of the Big Ten and is a decided choice over Iowa. The 111 in lumbled Michigan 47 to 34 anc lien applied the pressure to trim Wisconsin 52 to 40 and temporarily remove the Badgers from the title chase. * * * Ken Menke, Illinois' great forward who finished loth among the conference scorers last season with 134 points, is slated to return to action against loiva and his presence will make the defending titlists stronger. Menke has been bothered with an injured fool. He played briefly against Michigan, but did not see service in the Wisconsin contest. * * * The Indiana-Chicago game pose only one question. How decisiv will the Hoosiers' winning mar gin be? Last season Indiana bea the Maroons twice, 63 to 34 an 51 to 20.. Coach Branch Me Cracken's quintet is improved th year, while Chicago is as wea as ever. Chicago's string of Big Ten bas ketball defeats now stands at ; consecutive games. HAWKEYES WILL LAY TWO TILTS WITH ILLINOIS 5 Last Season Hawks Outscored Whiz Kids to Get 46-32 Victory IOWA CITY--The same Illinois whiz kids" who were outscored y the University of Iowa basket- all team, 30-9, when they en- ered the game in the second hale ere last season will oppose the 943 Hawkeyes Saturday and fonday at Champaign. * *' * Those great sophomores of 1943, winners of the Big Ten title, now, as juniors, arc favored to repeat for the championship. * * * It's not the same Iowa team, lowever, for the only man who vas a regular in the game last March is Co-Captain Tom Chapman. Ben Trickey played as a ub forward, making 12 points; nd Jim O'Brien, the present cen- er, was a reserve who appeared briefly. ; Illinois, which had clinched the itle two nights earlier, started its second team in the game at Iowa City and the reserves led, 23-16, at the half. Regulars could not ;et untracked in the second half, as lowans stormed through lor a 46-32 victory* * * Scoring fireivorks probably will be touched off by Andy. Phillip, the Illini forward who- leads conference scorers with 43 points in two games, and Tom Chapman, w h o ranks fourth in the league with 30 poinfs. Iowa's Ben Trickey also will figure heavily in the point- making, for he hit for 23 in the Minnesota series and is tied for sixth. Phillip is the only Illinois player among the first ten.* * * Iowa players will leave for Champaign Friday. They have played five of their six games at home, including the Minnesota series which resulted in an even break. Station WSUI will broadcast the games direct, beginning at 7:25 p. m. FIGHT RESULTS (By The Associated Pre^b) ELIZABETH. N. J.--Bill Grant, I67'/,, Orange, knocked out Jack Fowlks. nl'A. Elizabeth 12]. editor Man Mountain Dean, the rassler, is spending his time these days on his Georgia farm and is packing round only 277 pounds, 57 less than when he went into the army . . . Allentown, Pa., has borrowed the "Whiz Kids" nickname from the University of Illinois for a boys' club basketball team that has hit a 72-point average in 13 games. They're 14-16 year olds. Unwilling Philosopher After Texas A. ,and M. handed the Texas Christian basketball team a 53-26 licking, an Aggie fan approached Hub McQuillan, the T. C. U. coach, and congratulated him for his ability to take such a shellacking without batting an eye. Hub took the congratulations the same way. "Actually," he confessed later, "I wasn't stoic. I was stunned. REALLY A HAZARD MIAMI,, Fla., (IP)--A driver recovered 209 golf balls Thursday from the Biscayne canal, one of the hazards on the Miami Shores golf, course. TOILET KIT Tooth powder a n d "brush, comb, r a z o r blades, shaving cream, soap, talcum powder, styptic pencil. Khaki or Blue comes from home-front is opened with excited anticipation and delight. Make sure the gift you send will accompany him from camp to camp . . . from base to base. Shoe Shine Kit 98' Cribbage, Pocket Size $£.00 Cards and Chips $1.50 Service Button BAG All required buttons for those in Army or Navy. 59' SEWING KIT Repair can be done in' a jiffy with a neat and compact sewing k i t . Complete with thread, needles and pins. MONEY BELTS Give him a water repellent money belt for safety sake. With zipper Si.75 Decker Bros. »» N. FEDERAL AVE\^JK£/MA50N CITY. IOWA

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