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ROGER ROSCNBLUM Iowa's pair of high-scoring forwards, Dave Danner and Dick Ives, will spend the next week or so sharpening their basket eyes for the NCAA tournament at Kansas City, and a possible chance to get revenge for those two losses to Ohio State. If the Hawkeyes can come through at Kansas City, and we have reason to believe their chances are pretty good, Ihen the lowaus will move on to New York City and Madison Square Garden to get a crack at the eastern winner, which might very likely be thc Buckeyes. In the western playoff Iowa will go up 'against George Pep- perdinc college of Los Angeles", the University ot Arkansas and probably Missouri. None ot those clubs can present thc record Iowa boasts, and you have lo lake* into consideration that the Hawkeyes play in a different league than the Other teams'. * Better. Caliber That can make a big difference, and usually.docs. The Big Ten is right up at the top when it comes to rating the country's various circuits, while the Big Six and Southwestern conference, of which Missouri and Arkansas are respective members, rate a shade below the Big 10. Little is known of Pepperdinc, except that it has won 20 of 32 games played this season. It's a c o m p a r a t i v e l y n e w college, founded in 1937 by an oil magnate who wanted to do'some- t h i n g constructive with his money. It has an enrollment of 402 stu- j dents and 42 faculty members.: The school went in 'for athlelics in a big way. As big a way, at least, as a college of that size can. It made a surprisingly good showing at one of the recent Drake relays in Des Moines, and gave a good account of itself in the intercollegiate meet for smaller schools, last year at Kansas City. * Seasori Marks Whether -it can hold its own against the bigger boys is doubt- 1'ul, but basketball is unpredictable so it still remains to be seen. Based on season records, however, Iowa should emerge champion of thc western NCAA tournament and advance to the finals at New York. It'll be a tougher job picking the eastern winner, and that division should produce closer contests. The two top choices are Ohio State and Dartmouth. The Indians breezed through to the Eastern l e a g u e championship, knocking off such toughics as Pcnnsylvania and Cornell. Iowa fans know only too well thc record of the Buckeyes in Big Ten play. It'll be about even money between the Big Green and the Buckeyes, but if Ohio should come through in thc cast, and Iowa at Kansas City, you'll find a nice grudge battle coming up. * Six-Day Races We hope the prediction of Frank Kramer, former American bicycle racing great, bears out that it will take only one good U. S. 6-day rider to make the sport popular in this country. In our opinion, the 6-day bicycle race is one of the least-known and yet one of thc most-exciting sports in existence. Thc trouble is that Ihe sport cannot be brought easily enough to the crossroads of the nation--Ihe big- cities hold the monopolies on the events. The races are breath-taking, and that's about the best way lo describe them despite the over-use of those descriptive, adjectives. When you watch 25 or 30 riders racing around steep curves at enormous speeds trying lo over- lake and get ahead of one another, you're certain to sit spellbound and ask yourself how come you've never caught on before. Four Sprints These sprints are staged 4 times during the afternoon and evening. i and last approximately a half hour I to an hour each. During one o£ j them a team will suddenly decide i to steal a lap. and then the fun 'j begins. The rest of thc field, nat- i urally, tries to prevent this and .· Ihe whole field peddles madly ; around Ihe steep sides of the embankments. ; Sometimes a few wheels will '. tangle, riders and bicycles will fly into thc air, more likely than · 'not taking three or four others i along with them, and all land in I one big mess at the bottom of thc boards. On occasions bad cuts and bruises result, but they're accepted as just a part of thc same. Once you get acquainted with the 6-day bike races, you'll follow them with the ardor of a baseball fan and not regret the choice, we're sure. NICE WORK --Jolinny Lindell spent off-season as scaffold- checking safety man in Wilmington, Cal., shipyard. But Yankee outfielder, who threw the block on Whitey Kurowski in World Series last fall, couldn't be blamed for taking time out to give auitographs to co-workers such as Zaua Lewis. Zurita Upsets Angott By FRANK KRAIVLEY Hollywood, t/P) -- Discouraged by split-decision loss to Luther (Slugger) White here last summer and inability to .get a light- iveight championship bout, Juan Zurita returned lo his native Mexico City, dclcrmined not to box in Ihe United States again. Thursday he holds the NBA title. He whipped the clever, rugged and stout-hearted Sammy Ansott Wednesday night in Holly- ''park. It marked in Sammy's long GOLDEN GLOVES FINALS FRIDAY Winners to Compete Against New Yorkers Young May Lead Illinois to Big Ten Track Diadem By BOB -HEYEK Chicago, (U.R)-- Claude '"Buddy" Young, the hottest item lo appeal- on midwest cinder paths since Jesse Owens, loomed Thursday as Illinois' chief . hope of giving Michigan at least a slight chase for Big Ten indoor track championship Saturday. Stubby Little "Mr. Five by Five" (five i'eet, five inches tall) is only a freshman at Illinois, but already he is being billed as one of the nation's future record breakers. He is a bouncing, muscular Negro athlete who played brilliant football at Chicago's Phillips high school. His short legs have clipped off the 60 yard dash In :06.1 to tie the world's record twice in the last two weeks. His best performance in the 70 yard low hurdles is 8 seconds and he recently broad jumped 24 feet, 4',i inches. Thc official Bis Ten broad jump record is 23 feet, 9',i inches. A triple sweep for Young would collect 15 points for Illinois, but that still was not expected lo - b e enough- to break Michigan's long-standing dominance of conference track. The form chart reveals the Wolverines probably will gain six individual first places, and possibly seven, to bring Michigan its 14th indoor title in 34 years. Together, Michigan and Illinois have won 22 of the previous 33 indoor championships. The mini haven't won since 1928, while Michigan has taken eight of its 13 titles since 1934. The -Wolverines defeated the Illini handily last week. 66 1/3 lo 37 2/3, and observers arc predicting that Michigan may break its own point record of 53!,^ set at the conference meet in 1943. Thc Wolverines bank chiefly on Elmer Swanson in the hurdles, Bob Ufcr in thc 440 yard race, and the Hume twins, Ross and Bob, in the 880 and one-mile runs. It also was possible that additional points will be collected by the versatile Elroy Hirsch, football and basketball star, who is a Navy transfer from Wisconsin. Prior to last week, Hirsch had made only two leaps in the broad jump in two years, but he bettered 23 feet to t a k e second place behind Young. Then, without any practice at all, he cleared five feet. 10 inches to lie for second in the high-jump. ARTHRITIS- RHEUMATISM Dr. R. W. SHULTZ, D.O. 218-210-220 First National Bank Bldg IOWA STATE TO NCAA TOURNEY Kansas City, (fP -- With Iowa State. Big Six co-champion, deciding! to compete, the field was completed for the National Collegiate Athletic association's western basketball playoff here March 24-25. The Cyclones, proffered a special request Wednesday after declining their first bid, acccptcc and will vie with Arkansas of the southwest conference. University of Iowa of thc Big Ten and Pep- perdinc college of Los Angeles foi western honors. Iowa, featuring 2 classy forwards in Dick Ivcs and Dave Dan- ncr, is serving as an alternate fo the Rocky Mountain region, which declined lo send a representative. Arkansas tied Texas for the southwest conference crown and Pepperdinc, a contender in last year's n a t i o n a l intercollegiate tournament here, had a successful season on thc west coast. Pairings for the first night of play will be made soon bv N. C A. A. officials. Johns Hopkins Protests Use of Blue Jays Philadelphia, ttl.RJ--The Philadelphia Blue Jays, nee Phillies, verc in hot water Thursday with he undergraduates of Johns Hop- tins university at Baltimore, Md., oecause their new nickname hap- icns to be thc same as that by vhieh the school's athletic teams lave been designated for years. President Bob Carpenter. Jr.. of he National league baseball team, aid they had no intention of stealng: a nickname from anybody and hat he would write a letter ex- ilaining lhat "he had always admired (he blue jay and its scrappy qualities." Thc undergraduates, in their nonthly news letter, stressed lhat while John Hopkins teams were 'not always of championship qual- ly" they rated ahead of'the'Phil- lies who had been mediocre over a period of years. Thc student publication demanded that the Philadelphia club render satisfaction for usurping he nickname of'Hopkins' athletic ^ams. Carpenter's first reaction was to 3erate the collegians. ''Why, they haven't won a ball 3ame in 20 years, have they?" He :isked. "I saw their football team once and boy what a ragged outfit." SPORTS ROUNDUP By HUGH FULLERTON New York, (/P) _ it isn't the holdouts as much as the holdups lhat arc worrying baseball club owners . . . The demands of players have risen so thai some minor leaguers advocate lifting the salary limits so they can load their squads up lo thc player limit . . . At Buffalo John Stiglmcicr recently figured out that if he paid 10 players all they wanted, he'd have a monthly payroll pf SIO.OOO in league with a 38,500 limit . And for that matter, thc International league even has 3 umpire holdouts . . . Lt. Col. Red Fric- sell has applied for reinstatement as a National Football Jeague referee . . . Must be expecting a short war . . . Thc Houston, To:-:. Gun club, which ran trapshoots every Sunday for 28 years, has shut down. No ammunition. Quote. Unquote . . . Bobo Newsom: "You spend Ihe first 8 years in baseball learning how to pitch and thc next 6 years wishing you't known it from scratch." One-Minute Sports I The Tigers' Jack Zellcr wonders why Michigan doesn't hold a slati high school baseball tournamen. and offers to donate Briggs Stadium, handle the expenses of tin teams and furnish equipment fo such'an event . . . Johnny Fulton the No. 2 drawing card of the in door track season (Gil Dodds i No. I) passed up the intcrcol legiate meet last Saturday because he "wanted to get his mind of track." . . . Ernie Calverley o Rhode Island State averaged 26." points a game for the basketbal season . . . Earl Ililligan, th American league publicitor, say his circuit has ordered fewc baseballs this year than in othe wood baseball tile first time career that he had lost a fighf at the lightweight limit. But Sammy lost, and he lost by a wide margin. After the first round, when Zurita seemed puzzled by the Upholder's style of attack, the Mexican settled down,- took thc aggressive, and beat the Pennsylvania Italian to thc punch through . the next 14 rounds. It was not an especially ;ootl fight. The 11,300 spectators clamored for more action and late in the contest Referee Mushy Calla- luin implored thc fighters to speed up things. It was not Zurita's fault, however, lhat there were not more exchanges. Angott clinched after nearly every lead, and in the infighting, where he usually cxcells, he came out 2nd best. Angott looked nothing like the champion who came out here last fall and slammed Slugger White all over the ring in the same ball park to win every one of the 15 rounds. He was away off in his timing and he landed very few clean and solid punches. That was partly due to Zurita's southpaw stance and his ability to keep Angott off balance, block his left hooks and uppcrcuts. and counter with rights to the head and body. The fight followed that pattern all thc way from the 2nd to. the finish and there was little doubt of the outcome as carlv as flic 10th. Angott had some difficulty making thc 135 pounds agreed upon and he looked somewhat drawn when he crawled through the ropes. Furthermore, he had been notified, only a few hours before, that he must take his pre- induction physical examination here Thursday. His draft board had just reclassified him 1-A. He is married and has 2 children. Thc gross for Wednesday night's outdoor fight was 536,000, the net Chicago, W)--After 10-day ( STEPHENS IN 4F Los Angeles, (U.R)--Vernon (Junior) Stephens, St. Louis Browns' shortstop, who has led his team in hitting for 2 straight seasons, again has been classified 4-F in the draft because of n knee injury and presumably will be available for the 1344 season. The famed tower of Pisa leans 14 feet from the perpendicular. "You saw where Luke Appling is in. thc army, didn you?" Earl explains. "All we did was sublract the number of fou balls he knocked into the stand last year." Today's Guest Star . . . Jcrc R Hayes, Dallas. Tex.. Times-Her aid: "Tony (Two Ton) Galcnt has been accepted for 'limitei service' by the army and is pecvci because Uncle Sarn doesn't thin more of his physical qualifications As a matter of fact, a lol of folk figure Tony a '4-F' in thc boxin ring/' The Mexican expects to defend is newly won diadem this sum- ler. He is 28 and has an excep- onally good record over a peri- d of several years. A clever boxer, although not ard puncher, Zurita has met and eaten many front ranking lig feights, but he always seemed a ew steps away from thc uhani- ionship heights. He was a 4 to 1 indcrdog in the belting and manj I the ringside were' skeptical o lis ability to so the full distance gainst Anfrotf. who. although no n especially stiff sockcr, is prcllj Irong for a lightweight ami at 3(1 veil versed in all the (ricks o he game. funla conducted a gruellin; onditioning program for the An- :ott fight and came up in peak ihysicai condition. He weighed it t 133Ii. imd instead of wcaken- ng in the later rounds, actually ccmed to improve. COLLEGE BASKETBALL r.y THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Cornell 51!. Sampson N.-ivnl Traini itnlion *:. Xcw York University 5C, Cily Collcc N. Y.I 40. St. John's College 55. Brooklyn Col cgc 42. \Vil! Rogers r'icld -13, Forl Sill Rcccp ion Ccnlcr 37. Sheppnrcl Field E.iples -1G, Unio:i V; rokln.) Independents :x. \VcM S.-iti Dican Marine Corps r»uc 53. Do\ Chemical llltcrninuiit:iiii A A C at Oeilrii. Los^n ColIcyiaii^«::G. CJe^rfielrt i* Hill Field 4(1. Hale Brother* 37. West Jord.-n jmokery Occ MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTEThursday, March 9, 1944 Holstein Downs Swaledale, 52-41, in Girls Tournament respite, 32 fighters will put up their dukes in the Chicago stadium ring Friday night to seek amateur boxing's greatest honor --lhat of winning a golden gloves national liile. These survivors of earlier preliminary rounds in the tournament will run through 16 semifinal bouts, with the winners then battling for thc titles of the. 8 weight divisions. The 8 champions will represent Chicago in the an- na! inlcr-city hauls at New York [arch 17. A total' of 2(i boms is on the olden gloves winclup Friday night n d . a crowd of about 20.000 is xpcctcd to jam the stadium. Although the individual cham- ionships are the objectives of the ghtcrs, a team title and its ac- ompanying trophy also is of high nportance. Cleveland has won B "ophies since thc first team award as put up in 1D33 and again is ne of the favorites, with 4 of its oys left in the competition, 'coria. 111., also is represented by foursome. 3 soldiers from Camp Illis, 111., and a 17 year old bakery mployc. Other lavorccl contenders for he team crown are St. Louis and : \Vorlh. Tex., each represcnt- d by 3 fighters. Chicago. Gary, Ind.. Kansas ily. IMo.. Milwaukee. \Vis.. and Omaha, Ncbr.. each have 2 surIvors: Chanutc Field. 111.. C'o- umlms. Ohio, Fort Wayne. Ind., .os Angeles, Memphis, Tenn., liniicapolis, Miiin., Pensacola, 'la., and Sioux Cily, Iowa, have nc apiece. The team trophy is awarded on i point scoring basis. Five points are awarded to the winner of a hampionship, 3 to a runnerup and one to each of the beaten semi- AUSTIN REMAINS IN GAGE MEET By UNITED PRESS Alexandria, runner-up for thc Minnesota high school baskelbal championship last year, paced fast noving district competition Wednesday night as 44 schoolbo: quintets advanced and just a many were eliminated. Alexandria, playing in thc district 22 tourney at Sauk Centre disposed of.Bertha. 32 to 24t Two other state loiirnamen teams of 1043, Virginia and Aus tin, stayed in conltndership. Vir ginta defeated Gilbert, 41-28. a district 27 play began at Virginia and Austin tlowncd Bloominj Prairie, 44-26, in district 2. Three other district champion: of last season advanced, and ! were erased. Winners in Ihis calc gory were Chisholm, which nudgci llibbing. host team in district 28 by a 38-31 score: Detroit Lakes victor over (be lUoorhead Teach ers College high school, 39-24, ii district 23; and AVadcna, whicl bounced Little Falls, 45-41. ii No. 21. Ousted tiflists of 1343 wcr Mountain Lake, 43-2B victim o Lakcficld in No. 7: Robbinsdale bealen 36-31, by Watertown i No. 18; and Sleepy Eye, rubber, out by New Ulm, 29-14, in Jis trict 10. Eleven Major Leaguers Sign, 2 in 4P; Late Developments Philadelphia--Wagner said he would stay in Philadelphia By JACK HAND New York, IIP) -- Eleven more major league baseball players put their names on 1G44 contracts, 2 more were given 4-F draft classifications, 2 others were called for pro-induction physical examinations and Catcher Hal Wagner of the Philadelphia A's announced plans of becoming a part-lime per- signed contract, bringing While former as spring training sessions Sox list to 20 satisfied athletes, loomed up only 4 days away. i Detroit--Paul Trout reported Ii While tin- clubs were getting j 'ays in advance of training rou- . .... war plant, catch home games and make A's weekend trips to New York and Washington. St. Louis--Vornon Stephens rejected by armed services because of bad knee. Chicago -- Pitcher Lcc Ross encrally satisfying news. Pitcher! 1 ' 110 in Bugby of the Cleveland In- word t ans was continuing his personal ud with Manager Loll Bimilreau y asking for "voluntary rctirc- ent for the duration." Vice-president Roger Peckin- augh of the Indians said he adn'L received any request from agby but "if Jim wants to retire, '1 we can do is put our o. k. on CAGE TEAMS DRAW New York, (.Tj--College basket ball continued to pack them int Madison Square Garden d u r i n the 1943-44 senson when l f regu larly-schcduled d o n b 1 eheadei drew a total of 250,524 fans, average of 15,058 a game. Posl season tournaments arc expccte A"imc"ic""c'iub''VG. Bank! 1 0 boost the total by at least 100 looo. Phillies Get the Bird and pass it along andis." lo Judge Bagby -was the most outspoken n his dissatisfaction as he applied ·r an examination for thc inerch- it marines although in a n y in me" players still arc outside le fold. Here are thc latest developnents: AMERICAN LEAGUE New York--President Ed Barow uf the Yankees announced nit. all players, signed or mined, were welcome at the At- intic City camp in a sharp re- crsal of usual procedure. Signed onlracts of Pitchers Alley Don- Ill. Floyd Bevcns and Johnny ohnson were received along with ne from Coach Art Fletcher. Out- ielder Russ Derry was reported frozen" on his farm for the sea- on. Uoston--Pitcher Dick Newsomc rdcrecl to report for pro-induction Xciminulioii March 13 by San Diego, Cnl., board, planned to ask ransfer lo Winston, N. Car. Evunsville. Ind.. received report Friday tor draft Jhysical and traveled on to Detroit. Trout had been rcclassificd 1-A Feb. 9. NATIONAL LEAGUE New York--Giants announced 9-giimc exhibition schedule including special Red Cross benefit tilt with Yankees at Polo grounds, April -13. Signed Pitcher Walter Ockey. 23, u G-footcr discharged from thc army who won 13 games for Milford, Del., in class D in 1341. Boston -- Outfielder Cluulcs Workman signed contract. Philadelphia -- Pitchers Did; Barrett, J u l i u s Homokay of Utica, N. Y., Eastern league club uncl Charley Schanz- of San Diego, Cal., Pacific coast league club, all righthanders. signed contracts. Johns Hopkins denounced Phils and "demanded suitable satisfaction" for stealing Blue Jay nickname. Owner Bob Carpenter quipped, "when did Johns Hopkins ever win a ball game?" St. Louis -- Whitey Kurowski, me to phone conversation. Pittsburgh -- liTficldcr Pole Coscarart signed. Chicago -- Outfielder Dominic Dallesandro announced he been rejected by the army and classified 4-F due lo head injury suffered in baseball. regular third baseman, c; terms with Cardinals in . THE i- CLUBHOUSE By DILLON G U A I I A M (Associated Press Bureau Chief at Charlotte. N. Car., and Former AP Features Sports Editor.) rinelmrst, N. Car.--Spring finds the low-scoring "name" playe of professional golf swinging through the south on their' annual tot and brings recollections of tournaments of other years to the mine of this .sports reporter who followed thc golfing trail for a dozei years.' This winter and spring j a u n t , that begins in thc west, then clip into Texas and Louisiana and on through the old south, serve several purposes: U gives the links enthusiasts a chance to ob serve thc stars in action and to mutter in amaze mcnt al the case with which the aces rattle of birdies. It retires enthusiasm in golf locally am spurs sales of equipment. It gives Ihc professionals an opportunity t spend the cold months ;uviiv from their winter bound clubs in the north--and to pick up a bit o pii/e money. And it's Ihc proving cround for Rolf's rookies Younsstcrs who've recently entered thc pro rank Have thc chance to match their scoring abilitic TM i ""·"·u" . milstcrs - That ' s «« most inlcreslin ancle of Ihc tournament tour--lo watch the firin ·ear" S " f rookics "'"'o'li be thc lnp-fli s hlcrs N HARTLEY BEATS 1943 CHAMPIONS Wiota Six Eliminates Seymour in Fast Game DCS HI o i n e s, (/!)--Steamboat Rock, the 1043 champion, was among the missing Thursday as 8 teams battled for positions in the semifinals of the girls' state high school basketball tournament. The defending litlelioklers. with only me member ol' their 1EMU team in the lineup, dropped out f Hie running in the first round Wednesday night when Hartley .opped the champions. 4i to 43, i a siz/.ling double overtime con- L'sl, '2nd of its kind in tournament istory. Heroine for the northwest Iowa cam was Luvcrnc Knickcr whose askcl sent the name into the first vcrtimc and whose field goal nded the "sudden death" 2nd vcrtimc after 53 seconds of iilay. The victory sent Hartley into a nd round engagement with Ma- engo which rallied for a 37 to 35 ccision over Thayer. Marcngo cccmplished its triumph without he services of Coach J. 11. Hill vho is in an Iowa Cily hospital. In the fastest, and best played cutest at the first round Wiota, western Iowa favorite, climinal- d Seymour, a southeast powcr- ouse. 3( to 28, to .shoot into a uurtcr-final battle with HIGH- SCORING HOLSTEIN. 52 TO 41, '1CTOR OVER SWALEDALE. The Hartlcy-Marcngo and llol- Iciu-WiotR sanies were to fca- urc Thursday night's program virile Coon Uapids-Colfax and .owilcn-Gmvric were down for clion in the afternoon session: Coon Rapids opened the tourmi- ncnt with a ·!!) to 28 victory over 3ruver and Colfax followed with i 38 to 21 triumph over Lamont. Lowdcn's undefeated forces acl- .-ancecl with a 3G lo 34 overtime tecisipn over Farmington and owrie overtook Redficld, 32 to iO, with final quarter spurts. FIRST ROUND RESULTS Coon Rapids 49, Gruvcr 28. Coif ax 38, Lamont 21. Lowclen 36, Farmington 34 (overtime). Cowrie 32, Redficld 30. · Hartley 45, Steamboat Rock 43 {two overtimes.) Marengo 37, Thayer '35. Hnlsteiu 52, Swaledale -II. Wiota 36, Seymour 2«. SECOND HOUND PAIRINGS Coon Rapids vs. Colfax. Lowden vs. Gowrie. Hartley vs. Marengo. Holstein vs. Wiota. Dillon Grcihcim in a short few M. f. \VOMl:N"S l;OVVI.[NC l.lIAGlrK Won Lust Ili:t.v Ho = s ,' 1 2 Swifts 1 1 Hiirli Knmc--.M. Lutcnvi^ti, '2X1. Htsh scries--M. Lnlcavjsh, 530. IlntcIiitLsons 1 [i Tenl it Au-ninp . . . . n 3 lIlRh Barm'-- ill. Rilc.v. 211. llich syricr:--AT. Riloy. m. Sweetlicnrl . . Hiph K.-HIIC-- S. Phillips. I f i f - l i scries-- It. Ba^lici Phillips i I Ilillh Hflmi:--A. Sullepp. 18G. Hifih scrip*--L. Dougherty, 471. Evening hiRti j:rnn«.---· M. 'Liue"»vijih. 23.-J. p.veninR hif-li scries--M. Lntcnvitli, 520. TLMIII hij:h series--Swifts, 2201, M A S O X CITY IIDWI.1NK , r r , 1 . «all«cl off with top money. Paul Mas cl ,r ( ,ul ' N. W. Stale.-, Hub Elks .. D.iveys 1st 2nd 3rd Tot. o 32." !Mn y-iii ^an . 3 ORj 083 art! 2322 Mcrchnnt B.-u- o Coua Col;t 4 Kozy KOI'ULT .... 2 I1M % sail 2BOII S4G 227 030 1![U2 4f! 017 yi7 27R2 12 MC B37 27Jo . a terrific laci.ic-- 8 ami 7-- i,, the r. G. A. at Shuvnce-oii-Dclawarc. Pa. Kunyan. with his short drive molicy'-winncr 1 " 5 " ""'"^ "'"" alWa ' S a contcnlcr a » d » s»"S i ,. Clayt , on . H( ; nf »cr slipped away from his candy shop job at Char- his MMimTjob S ' UCk hC '' C tir£t ' " C dW S ° WC " Ula ' ^ m »««« fio't I saw Sam Snead in his first tournament. It was at Hot Sirin«s Va.. where Sam was an assistant pro With 3 rounds gone. Sammy was leading the field. But this unknown from the mountain country didn't have the seasoned jud«- ment in a pinch. One of his whistling drives hooked into the woods- ;md Snead, gambling, elected to hit it out. His ball did a billiard- table act on the pine trees and Sam's score soared so hish on tint hole that Billy Burke was able to overtake him and win the loilrncv _. . I ;, lal " ot s P n "RS tourney stands out for another reason, loo Babe Didrikson was there. II was the first tourney in which Babe vied with the pros. Babe could knock a hall a country mile but her nuttinc anil short Eninc kept her from winning. She played wilh ?. name pros and both lost their chances of winning by trying to keep up with the Babe off the lee -- and winding up in the woods and roti-h Then there was Gene Sarazcirs now-famous doublc-cai;le in the Auyusta Masters' in 1935. When word drifted back to the press lent -- no one would believe that Gene scored a · on a par o hole. But he did. tied Wood for firsf place and beat Daiy by 5 strokes iu the ;)(i-hole p l a y o f f . II was in one of these spring tourneys that Robert Tyre .Jones handed the professionals their. worst licking. The scene was i'l Augusta. Ga in 1030. It was Bob's 2nd tourney in the year he was to make memorable as his "grand-slam" season hvcryone remembers his 4-way international tri, umphs but few recall t h a t he scored his most decisive victory at Augusta. Against one of the finest fields ever collected _ they all swarmed into competition when Bob was . to play -- Jones beat the field by 17 strokes in the 72 ' holc competition. Horlon Smith was runner-up. And Bob really shoul(j ,, avc Wim IK Stl. Sen. tl -, ODT Office 3 ' Larson I'J7; N'cUli oll.-intl Furtl. 2 7-~2 St.-itc Gunrc! 1 7:4 Crispin 211, 57S. Park Inn U 723 Rlack While :i 2UJ Stvift A Co. ' :t ROO Phnlen Cl'cr^ IJ flOfi Ualek 1^3; Trench 3 'M 71! n;u inn :rmL-yc-r .Vil!. ::. on i 31 (ill! 2T9:t 2G3S i; LI;A:[.E: :Ertl, H.C. Tot. 2475 2700 2601 2100 7H2 FAR 2:17 2f77 7.V2 821 1SI1 2353 r«. no !r,rr,To n Gene Sctrozen a e n em It was ;i hot day and there was a 15 minute delay on Ihc I G t h tec while the crowds were cleared away from the threesomes ahead before Bobs group could continue. Jones lay on the grass to vest 1 1 happened that I was standing beside Ty Cobb. the bascballer And Ty said, Bob shouldn't lie down that way, it's liable to ii°hlon Ins muscles. . Ty was right. 11 did throw Hob off. The 3 closing holes were comparatively easy, yet .Jones lost 5 strokes to par. Three pars home and .loncs would have won by 20 strokes. Yea. there is a lot of fine golf shot on these winter-spring tours Ihe struggling rookies you see arc to be the big names of future years. And these tournaments rate as a good show PEUT MERMAID--Mary Gauly. on her way up the diving board ladder to demonstrate she can Io other things than look pretty, is one of Hollywood's latest stars. She won a recent Hollywood divine contest.

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