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Veteran Manpower Shortage Not Apparent in Majors; Washington's Housing Problem Despite the much-publicized shortage of manpower for the coming major league baseball season, we haven't found a team yet that will not be able to field a club without Its quota of veteran players. The latest to come into the fold is Frankie Gustine, veteran second, baseman of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Many of the men- are being classified 4-F, but you don't hear about them as much as you do the 1-A's. Of course, there are plenty of players in the armed services, 400 of them .in fact, but all sources seem to agree that there will be plenty of manpower for 1944. ... . District Tournament Opens Here Thursday With Class B Contests Mason City-Forest City Tilt Booked for Friday Naturally you'll have to expect less talent and a grade of baseball just a bit under the standards of previous years, but the xamc \vill r carry on, and do. right well by itself unless we miss our guess. Within a week or so the clubs will begin their training above the Landis-Eastman line for the 2nd straight year, and despite its inconveniences the northern conditioning has proved fairly satisfactory. The pitchers, of course, don't like it at all. They've been babied through the years, and talked into believing: that unless the warm southern sun bakes their elbows (or a couple of months before the campaign opens, you can't expect much from them until almost midway in the year. We don't t h i n k the training in-- the north has done much damage, if any at all. When the outdoor weather is not conducive to ball playing, most of the clubs have warm, spacious fieldhouses to which they can turn. And sun-ray lamps provide a fair substitute for old sol himself. We don't think fan interest has declined to any great extent and attendance figures promise to live up to last year's fairly food standards. MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Wednesday, March S, 1914 Four class B basketball teams open play in the district tournament on the Roosevelt floor here Thursday night, with St. Joseph's of Mason City, Swea City, Sheffield and Hayfield all striving lor a berth in the sub-state meets the ·^.following week. The class A medt has its opening Friday night. The highlights at the weekend's play is expected to be furnished by two of the A schools--Mason An easy way to relieve Washington's housing problem was suggested recently by a sports scribe, wisecracking about Clark Griffith's elongated schedule of after-dark contests. "What would prevent," he said, "those homeless creatures from curling up for 7 or 8 hours in the ball park after one of the nocturnal contests? After all, they'd make a pretty regular sleeping place, what with the Senators playing undei the arcs every holidays." home game except Saturdays, Sundays and Pro football odds and ends:' National Football' league teams rushed 63 per cent of the time in 1943 and passec 37 per cent o£ the time . . . they gained 54.5 per cent of theii ground passing and 45.5 per cent rushing . . . teams averagec 3.2 yards for every rush in 1943 and 6.5 yards for every pass attempted . . . every completed pass averaged 14.7 yards. Pukka Gin in Top Form for Season By JACK CUDDY New York.' (U.R--P u k k a Gin, current favorite Cor the Kentucky derby, has wintered excellently, according to Trainer Andy Schuttinger. "Rifiht now he's the soundest and handsomest 3 year old colt I ever saw," Schuttinger said. "I might add: He's also the nicest temperamentally." Handy Andy discussed Lt. Col. C. V. Whitney's highly-regarded bay colt over his c o f f e e at a downtown restaurant T u e s d a y night. The tiny gray-haired man in the gray suit · chuckled and remarked: "Perhaps I shouldn't praise the colt too much, because that puts me right on the spot. People will expect me to win the derby with him. And you know r what a wide- open race that is this year. I have no idea what Pukka Gin will do when he returns to competition. He hadn't raced since last fall. And while wintering at New Orleans, he had no real workouts^no breezes. His exercise was confined to canters in the mornings. But he looks grand." The bay son of Firethorn was shipped from New Orleans to New York a w e e k ago. He is quartered temporarily at Mrs. Isabel Dodge's Sloane's Brook- mcade stables in Belmont Park, because the Brookmeade layout has an indoor track--5 laps to the mile. \Vhen the weathers warms a bit, Pukka Gin will be shifted to the Whitney stables at Belmont. Then he will do his conditioning outdoors. Pukka Gin, who won 5 of 13 starts as a 2 year old--including the Champagne stakes--will open his 1944 campaign in the John B. Campbell experimental handicap at Jamaica, April 13. He has been assigned top weight of 12G pounds for this 6 furlong test of 3 year olds. George D. Widcnor's Platter was assigned 124. "At least, we hope to have him in shape for the Experimental." Schuttinger said. "That's little ,'. more than a month away. It _V doesn't give us much time, and '7 we don't want to hurry him. We l\ ' want to have him in peak condi- · - tion for the derby on May G. "But Pukka is in e x c e l l e n t physical condition now. and he's easy to handle--does just whatever we tell him. If the weather warms, we'll begin working him outdoors late this week. T h e n we'll start breezing him at very- short distances--gradually lengthening them, until we see how he responds at (i furlongs." Schuttinger. now 51. has been handling horses since he was old enough to climb aboard. He was a jockey for 17 years, and a COLLEGE BASKETBALL BIKE RAGING NEEDS STIMULUS Frank Kramer Thinks 1 U. S. Rider Necessary East Orange, X. J., (iT -- It vould take only "one good Amer- can rider" to revive bicycle rac- as a spectator sport in this country after the war, says Frank L. Kramer, who pedaled his way .0 fame soon after the t u r n of the century. Matching of the American champion against cycling stars 'rom Europe, where the sptjrt has never lost its favor, would bring: about a revival here "almost overnight." Kramer said recently in recalling his triumphs on spoked wheels here and abroad. America had thai "one good rider" in the first 2 decades of this century when Kramer ruled as national sprint champion fo; 16 consecutive years, then wor the title twice a^ain in 5 years before bunging up his racing tog; in 1922 while still champion. Kramer, now 63, but will sprightly step reflecting the perfect physical condition he maintained during his racing years made his cycling prowess show a profit {he once collected S2,25I for a single race in Paris) and in vested his earnings wisely. Kramer is now manager of ; non-protit ambulance service ii Orange. Waverly, Denver Favorites in New Hampton District Meet New hawks Hampton--Waverly's are conceded to be Gothe best learn in the district cage nice', that opens here Thursday, but their neighboring town of Denver has a better record, as they are unbeaten, while Waverly bowed to Mason City for its only reverse, which was 'later evened up. The teams are in different classifications, the Waverly team being an "A" and the Denver team a "B". : .,.. , ,, . ,,., . . , . . New Hampton is sivcn the dark- ily and torcst lal-.[ horsc ro , L , be[ , hc ,,,,, ^.^ le at S:4a Jriday. ilic I n d i a n s ; t h a t \ V averly has been unable to ave lost but 1 K ame during the,,.,,.,,,, ,,,, ,,,,,,.,, ,,,.,,, sn points heir game in conference compcti- ion, 27-8. The I'ostvillc 1'iratcs inishcd 3rd in the Upper Iowa conference. Their tournament strength was csted last week, as they had an easy bracket. Greene downed Charles City to .lake its sectional, jut the score was close so it would appear t h a t the Butler county team is not really potent. Denver's unbeaten team na- (Bj- Tlic Associated Press) Casl Slitcliel Field 7(5: Fort Hamilton 42: Jlidivest Glenview Naval Air Station 42; Fort Sticridan 40. National KaskttbaM League P l a y o f f At Cleveland--Fort Wayne Und.t Zoll- ncrs -12: Cleveland Chase Brass 31. _At Sheboyaan--ShcboyEan 40; Oshkosh West San Diego Marine Base 43; Do\v Cllcin- Ten Men at Kensett Get Major Letters Superintendent W. B. Devine announced the following list of letter winners in boys' basketball at Kensett high school: Doyle Clagett, Orvin Hogen, Waldo Holstad, Lowell Jaspers, T Ncwlin Jensen, Harold Nodtvedt 1 OmmV " P V l l l l l V S TJ^M-1-1 vi.i-1 "D-.1-, ,.--t. T E "* (hc vicinity of (iO points per ontest. Mason City's Mohawks, co- hamiJions of the Big Seven con- erence, have a season's mark of 0 and 5, and have moved along irougli the campaign to finish he year as one of the most dan- .erous teams in the state. Neither club will be a heavy avorite for the match, but the Cardinal and Black is given a light edge because of the difference in caliber of competition met the season. Coach Bud Sulcr's men have been especially langerous on the home floor. The other class A clubs c ictintr for honors will be Hamp- on and AlKona. In sectional play, Hampton won its way by down- nnr Acklcy in the final round while Alxoiiu pulled a mild unscl by eliminating: St. John's of Bancroft by 1 point, 27-20. Sheffield and Hayfield will yet proceedings under way Thursday at 7:30. Hayfield won its sectiona" competition at Forest City, upsetting the dope bucket by stopping Ventura. During the regulai season, Hayfield lost twice to Ctirlcy Hintzman's team. Sheffield lias been something o an off and on club all year. Earl} in the season Sheffield rooter thought they'd have a world iurally gets the favorite role but its record is just a shade better than Lime Springs', which lias won 20 straight games, dropping its first 2 games of the season, first to Harmony, Minn., and then to Decorah. The Gold team has a 15 point victory over Crcsco. which lost to New Hampton by IS points Saturday night. The Denver team has power, rolling up 5ii points in one of Ihe sectional samcs. Little Cedar and Harpers Ferry are the other 2 class B learns. Angott 4-1 Over Zurita in 15-Rounder Hollywood. (U.P.I -- N B A Light weight Champion Sammy Angott's confidence that he will push aside the challenge of Juan Zurita, Mexican contender in their la- round outdoor title bout Wednesday, was reflected Wednesday in odds that made him a ' 4 to 1 favorite. Angott, the National Boxing association title holder, regards the assignment as little more t h a n a tune-up for his forthcoming bout with Bob Montgomery, who holds the New York version of the crown, at Madison Square Garden, March 31. Hawks to Play in NCAA Tourney at Kansas City Iowa City, (,1'j--The University - - -- - of Iowa has accepted an invila- beater, but m January the team tion to compete in the Nation: was clogged by injuries and the Collegiate A t h l e t i c associate SWALEDALE 6 PLAYS AT 9:30 Faces Holstein in Finals at Des Moines DCS Moluus. (A 1 )--The battle fo; the Dirts' stale 1 hij-ih school ba.s- kclball championship opened at the Drake ficldlumsc Wcdncsda;, with a heavy 8 game program as the 1st day attraction. Gruvcr (Center township) and Cuon Rapids were scheduled for the inaugural contest at 1 n. in., and almost cuntinuuus action until nearly midnight was anticipated in (he process of trimming the title field to 8 teams. · Steamboat R o c k's defending tampions were booked against Hartley in the opening contest of the night show. Storm conditions throughout the slate kept 0 of the 1G teams from taking practice workouts Wednesday night but all except 4 teams--Coon K a p i d s, Colfax, Gruvcr and Lamout--were registered at Des Moiucs hotels early Vedncsday. The absentees were ixpcctcd in time to assume start- ng* assignments: l-'irst round pairings: 1, Gruver ·s. Coon Rapids; 2:15, Colfax vs. in o n t; :):30, Farmington vs. ..owden; -1:45, Cowrie vs. Rcd- ield; 7, Steamboat Koek vs. Hart- oy; 8:15, Marcngu vs. Thayer; 9:30, Holstein vs. Swaicdaic; 10:45, Seymour vs. Wiota. Phillip Norland. Robert Lucas, I Stanley Lucas, and Olger Tenokl. Harley Espevoltl was awarded a managers letter. Eight seniors, including Co- Captains Jensen and Nodtvedt will be lost by graduation. The two returning lettermen are Stanley, Lucas. G'3" center, and Lowell Jaspers, speedy 6' forward. Other promising squad members returning include Schultz. Erdmann, A. Holstad, R. Clagett, Kcnison. Dills, and Tenokl. trainer. ever since. He has 25 thoroughbreds under his care at Belmont Park. "And the nicest one of the lot is Pukka Gin," he concluded. Locket From Elyse on Hollywood Leave Hollywood, (/T 1 )--Here on a 10- day leave Lt. Tom Harmon of the army air forces is wearing 2 decorations--the silver star from the war department and a locket from pic- Film Actress Elyse Knox. The locket, containing her lure, replaces a similar one he lost in a dive-bombing attack on Kiu- kiang,"a Yangtze river port, las' Oct. 30. Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your Globe-Gazette carrier boy. Ambulant Proctology CLINICS For Rectal Soreness X Consultations and Examinations Every S A T U R D A Y 10-12 1-5 Emergency Cases at All Times Dr. R. W. Shultz, D. 0. 218, 219, 22« First National Bank BMr. Phone 812 performance of the club was no more than ordinary. In the last few weeks, however, Sheffield has staged a comeback and may be the dark horse entrant in class B. The Sheffield club is Riven to [lot streaks." On Dec. 1-1 against liam'n it was leading, 10-H, in] he second period. Then in (J5 cconds it racked up 10 points, la he sectional meet at Hampton it llowed the usually high-scorinK Dumont team only 2 field goals durins 31 minutes of play. This viJl be the first time since 1931 hat a Sheffield team lias won a berth in a district tournament. Sheffield will be a slight favor- tc to spill Hayfield in this open- ng game. In Thursday's second contest, he last-stepping Johawks will ake on Swea Citv at 8:45. The Blue and White has lost but 2 :ames d u r i n g regular-season competition, and has twice gained -evenge for one of those losses-o Kensett. Since losing in the second round of the diocese tour- lament at Dubuque in January Father A. D. Gibbs' charges havi Jonc on undefeated. St. Joseph's will be the pick :o walk off with class B honors. In Swea City the .lohawks will face a team that has won 11 of IS games during the year and captured the State Line conference championship. Algona beat City in the finals of the comity tournament. While the St. Joe opponents do not have a particularly lalt squad all but 1 of the regulars is senior and veteran player. While play in the A bracke will not commence u n t i l Friday the clubs h a v c not been idle Coach Bud Sutcr and Assistan Joe Rogers h a v e had the Mo hawks out for intensive practice sessions all week, with the mail concentration on the defense, de signed to stop the Indians' "Bit Three," Christen, Rickena anc Graham. "We'll have to be in top form and suffer no mental lapses t win this game," said Snlcr Wed ncsday. "Forest City is tough, u- know, and I think it will interesting battle." Algona will rate a slight edge over Hampton in the opening class A game on Friday. The c l a s s B f i n a l s will be staged Saturday n i g h t at 7:30, with the A championship contest carded for 8:45 the same evening. pal lion tournament March 24 and 25 in Kansas City, E. G. (Dad) Schroeder, director of athletics, announced Tuesday afternoon. The decision, overriding" a previous refusal of the XCAA bid. was made Tuesday by tlic hoard of athletics after Hawkcyc play- crs Monday objected to universit ction in declining (he invitation. Iowa will represent the 5th dis- ·ict in the western playoff. Othci cams named include Peppcrdine ollcge of Los Angeles, and the University of Arkansas. The 4th team, representing th locky mountain district, will b lected this week. Winner of tlic western title wil ncct the eastern champion Marcl 8 in Madison Sfinarc Garden it Vew York City. Iowa's record of 14 wins in 18 Dailies is the best in the Hawkeye's listory and is better than cither f the other 2 clubs in the play-off. Putty Officer 2,'c John Jacobs, 22. Iowa amateur golf champion in 1939--10-41, is home in Cedar Hapicls after a year on a destroyer which participated in landings at Gcla in Sicily, and at Salerno and Auzio in Italy. He is shown in the Cedar Rapids Gazelle office reading war news on the teletype machines. Weighing 20-1 pounds before he entered the navy J u n e 11, 19-12, Jacobs is now down to 175. He lias played golf only once .since leaving civilian life--at Norfolk, Va., between overseas trips. He borrowed some clubs and shot a 79, which was 10 strokes over the first round of his final tournament match at Hyperion in Des Moincs against Johnny Kraft in 1941. (1DPA photo) Danner on First A. P. All Big-10 Cage Team TIGERS GIVEN NCAA INVITE Missouri Asked After Oklahoma Refuses Bid Manhattan. K a n s . . (U.R--The University of Missouri basketball team, rated the top all-civilian squad in the Big Six conference, Wednesday was invited to fill the 4th position in the national collegiate a t h 1 c t i c association western regional tournament at K a n s a s City, Mo., March 24 and 25. Oklahoma previously declined the bid when Coach Bruce Drake said that the navy players on the squad would be unable to make the trip because of the navy's 48 hour travel rule. Coach George Edwards oC the Missouri f j u i n t c t , said that it was up to the board of curators to decide whether the Tigers could play. The board meets at Columbia, Mo., Thursday and is expected to announce its decision then. " . F I G H T UF.Sl'l.TS lily United I'rewO Neu- Y o r k -- B r n a d v . ' i t j * . - \ r e n n l -- J o e Vcu.^tj. 1^1'. Krooklvn, defeated Earnest Call nobmson. 14:t^. Jamaica. N. Y.. B t ; l l c r u i c Kat: p .. 175'.-j. BrtMjklyn. stooped Charley Chambers. 135 1 ,*, Brooklyn, t 4 l . Lit* Angeles--Perk Daniels, 200. Chicago. TKO'd Johnny Hityncs. 215. Detroit. 131: Freddy Dixon. 143. Phrienix. Ariz.. KO'I lo.scoc Smith, HC. Omaha, ( f i t : Billy Hale. 13.1. I.os Amides. TKO'd Sailor Dub Eo\ven. 13-1. Miami. ' 2 . "DEAD" MATCH Dublin, (IP) -- Clongowe and Blackrock met in a football game. Cloiigowe scored and faculty member, Father Charles Barrett, collapsed and died. In the closing minutes of play, with Clongowc still leading, J. P. Dorna, father of a Blackrock player, also collapsed and died. Clongowe won the bitterly fought contest. By CHAKLES CHAMBEKLAIN Chicaeo. (.'!')--The 1944 all-star Big Ten basketball team, dominated by 3 freshmen and including 2 players from Ohio State's championship squad, was selected for Ihe Associated Press Wednesday by conference coaches. Dave Danner of Iowa, Arnold Risen of Ohio Stale and Taul Hoffman of Purdue were the rookies named on one of the youngest all-conference teams in Big Ten history--one whose members averaged only 20 years old. Ages ranged from Danner's 18. to 21 for Ohio State's sensational sophomore, Don Grate, and 22 for Northwestern's Otto Graham. G r a h a m , a V-5 s t u d e n t who was transferred to Colgate for f u r t h - er training in the air cadet pro- "sriim 2 weeks before Northwestern closed its campaign, was .the only holdover from last year's all- star team. One of Graham's former Northwestern teammates. Russ Wend land--a V-5 trainee at Wisconsit --grabbed a 2nd team berth fo the 2nd consecutive year. Otheu on the 2nd team were Bob BOV.XM ot Ohio State: Dick Ives of Iowa the Big Ten's scoring champiot with 208 points which included ,' record-breaking 43 against Chi cago; Hay Patterson of Wisconsii and Ben Schadler of North western. Graham, a splendid floormai and rcbonndcr. and Danncr. wh produced 1!)3 points for the [lawk eyes, were stationed at forward on the No. 1 team. Risen, Ohi State's U foot 8 1 ,:- inch KcntucUia who spilled in 174 points in th regular 12-Ramc Big Ten schcd ulc. won the center position. cams, were necessarily shifted to uards on the all-star lineup. Grate was named on every bal- ot filed by the 10 coaches, rc- civing G first team votes and ·! nd team choices. Awarding 2 oints for a first and one for a lid. Grate polled a leading lo- al of 16 points. Danner received first team votes for 14 points, loffman and liisen each had 13 loints and Graham 12. Four members of the 2nd team --Patterson, Ivcs. Wcndland aiid Jowen--missed first team honors by margins of less than '.i points. FIRST TEAM ·os.. riaj-er. Schunl list. A R C ~--Otlo Gralnim. Nurthv.'Cstern fi-l 22 F--D.ive Dntuior. low.i fi IS C--Arnold Risen. Ohio Slate fi-3'.i 3) I-- Pan] Hoffman. Purdue (1-1 2n i--Don Gr.-Hc. Ohio Staic G-^ 21 SKCO.\I TEAM 'rs,. I'lay«r. School IUt. Aft p"--Boh Bowcn. Ohio Stale fi-l 2fl F--Dick Ives. Iowa fi-1 17 C--nay PaUerson. Wisconsin [T-3 21 G--nun Scliaclter. Norlhvvcslom fi IS --RUSE Wcndland. Wisconsin 0 22 H o n o r a b l e Mentioj'i Michigan -- S t r u c k . Hindi. Kins: Ohio Stale--Du£Ker. Houston: Northwestern -Carle. Fell;: niinoi.s--Patrick. Kirk: Minnesota--Wrietit: P u r d u e -- H a n R ; Chicago-Grau'; Imltana--Peed. I N I l t . S l l l l . V t , IIOIVI.ING LEAGUE Standings .March 7 W. I.. Pel. Holland Furnace :jfl '27 .ii!H Swill and Company 3'j 27 .531 Phalen Ctermers 3R "211 .HTf, Black nnd While Cafe 30 r.O .546 l.onft Standard Serviee ... :tl! :!4 .4Il. Park Inn . . . . . :10 3fi .434 ODT Office :id 3r, .4.H Stnte Guard. Company t: '2U -iti .30:1 HiKh *inr:lc--Bud Keec.:m. ^JG'. Hinh series--ilav Cri.stiin. TiTJ. High [Mine train--Black and While Ca/c. 034. [llRh a came t e a m -- B l a c k and While Cafe. 2710. H o f f m a n and Grate, high srjor ing forwards for then- respective is':".'j;rookVyn" Jersey City. N. J.--Buddy Fancll. I"|7. Newark. N. J.. outpointed Jerry Fiorcllo. " " · 10). Have a "Coke" = So glad you're back again JoHMNV DlCKSHOT, BACK FOR ANOTHER srtoT t*t -tMe MAJORS wrfH -rue. CHICAGO vMtte sox AFTER A '616 (943 SBASOd BAUGH THROUGH FOR DURATION Abilene, Tex., (/P) .-- Slingin' Sammy Baugh, backfield passing sensation for years with Texas Christian university and Washington Redskin football teams, believes he is through with the game for the duration. Here to attend the annual spring Eiereford sale, Sammy asserted he probably would remain on his 3,000 acre ranch near Sweetwater, Tex., producing beef instead o£ returning for a ninth season with the Redskins. As a rancher, he is eligible for draft deferment. He is married and has 2 children. MAO 6t S f,(tftORS BEFORE n. A N D n. i;owi.Ni .Men', I.c.isi.c Wan l - t 2nd 3rd H.C. To!. Barla Transf. 1 -iEO 661 fUl 1(12 I9£4 TipTopTav. 2 712 655 "32 13 2117 H. Prchn 182, 490. Plasterers 3 531 621 715 7o 20J2 HolsumBrca d --Forfeit ... or ivelcoming a home-coming sailor again! In those two words is everything our fighting men about -. . . and fight for. They look forward to the little things that mark a way of living . . . friendliness and hospitality so quickly summed up in the familiar phrase Hate a "Coke". With Coca-Cola in your family refrigerator, you're always ready to offer welcome. From Atlanta to the Seven Seas, Coca-Cola stands for the pause that refreshes, --bis become a global symbol of good will and of good living. 7 0 1 - 3 SO. FED. B O T T I E O U N D E R A U 1 H O S I I V O F T H E C O C A - C O I A C O M P A N Y I T MASON CITY COCA-COLA BOTTLING CO. PHONE 1800 "Coke"= Coca-Cola It's natural nnmcs to jcquirc f r i c i x i l y abbrevia- t i o n s . Thai's why \cm hear Coca-Cola called "Cote".

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