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Thursday, April 2, 1931
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CLEVELAND TALKS LOUDEST OF TITLE SITE HAMPTON PAIRED WITH JOBE IN 6 ROUND'NATURAL' Winner of Go to Be Given a Bout With Manriquiz in 8 Rounds. Don Hampton, local welterweight star, was signed Wednesday night with Kid Jobe, local Negro battler "· who beat Tuffy.Anderson twice, for a six round natural to headline the American Legion drum corps boxing card scheduled for Friday, April 10, at the armory. Hampton lost a hairline decision to Glenn Kid Lehr, last month bu' told Matchmaker Kelly he was primed for the dusky hattler. Kid Jobc surprised most of the fans that witnessed his first assault against Tuffy Anderson, Charles City, in which he outpointed the carnival battler in a four round bout. He later defeated Anderson Jn six rounds. Both boxers are working hard for the coming bout. The winner of this go will be matched with Nach Man- riquiz, Atlantic Mexican, in eight, at a later date, according to Joe Kelly. Gordon Stewart, Dows' fighting fool, was also signed to meet a worthy opponent in a six round bout. Matchmaker 'Kelly is considering Tuffy Anderson for the Dows 1 puncher. NATIONAL LEAOUE LOSES IN ANNUAL SPRINGTIME Bucky Harris' Tigers Turn Back Men of Heydler in Winning Spree. NEW YORK, April 2. UP--Just when it looked like the National league might pull abreast of the American circuit hi their annual joust for the springtime championship, up popped Manager Bucky Harris' Detroit Tigers to turn back the men of He'ydler. During the past week the Tigers captured three out of four from the Pittsburgh-Pirates. As a result, tho American league increased its advantage to three full games. The score today stood: American 21; National 18..._ . . .. Outside of the Tigers' winning spree, the two leagues fought on even terms for the week. The Giants licked the White Sox two out of three, but the Yankees squared it up for the American league by taking their only start from the Phils. Cincinnati split with the Athletics in the only other tilts between the rival leagues. The Boston Red Sox continued to lead in total victories, with eight in nine starts. They have not yet faced a major opponent. 'The Brooklyn .Robins ran their record to 11 wins in 14 games to take second place. The. St. Louis Cardinals boasted the outstanding mark against major opposition, with nine wins and only three losses. Brooklyn has 'won six out of eight against the liig boys. K.C.Amateur Boxing Card Pleases Fans ' Two of the best amateur bouts witnessed this season were presented Wednesday night at the K. C. athletic club when Less Moss of Mason City and Kid Maney of Manly drew four one-minute rounds and Kid Ryan and Roily Hughes drew four two-minute rounds for the pleasure of the fans. Both Kyari and Hughes are from Mason City. Abbott outpointed Don Titus in four rounds. Lathrop and Mertz drew four. Red Martin and Moore drew three rounds of one-minute each and Ryan beat Lee Jones in a whirlwind four round bout. All ' are from Mason City. George Krieger refereed the bouts. Glen Dorey is the instructor »of the boys in training at the club and reports that the club is making distinct progress in the art of boxing. BE.GAZETTE S RTS MASON CITY, IOWA, APRIL 2 « 1931 : MASUJN J1TY. IOWA, APRIL 2 Bi 1931 SEATTLE CHARGES WRESTLING SYNDICATES · -' ~ ~ * ·¥- . ._ STRUGGLES IN CELLAR KAYE DON PLANS FOR SPEED TEST BUENOS AIRES, April 2. f/TV- Kaye Don's British speed boat, Miss England n, left the boathouse early this morning for the two hour trip upstream to the race course where Don hoped to set n new world water speed record today. Don was optimistic over the completion of repairs to the boat's motor and believed that nothing would happen to prevent the record trial. KANSAS CALLS OFF IOWA BASEBALL GAME. MANHATTAN, Kans., April 2. (IF)--The- Kansas State-University of Iowa baseball games scheduled for Friday and Saturday in Manhattan have been postponed until Monday and Tuesday next week because of wet grounds. Copyright. 1931, by Central Press I Burt Shotton, boss of the phalling Hills, Is in the position of a man with a high-powered motorcar which laclts tires. The Phils aro potent with the bat hut their pitching and fielding nro woefully weak Shotton has struggled with the problem of trying to straighten out a lop-sided ball club almost ever since he took over the management o£ the Phillies in 1028. Burt succeeded Stuffy Mclnnis who ju8t couldn't dislodge the Philadelphia team from the cellar of the National league. In his first season, 1928, Shotton hart the. same Idnd of luck. The Phils couldn't bo budged. The following year, however, the Quaker City crew managed to scramble up as far as fifth place, and a bright future was hoped for. But last season the Phils fell back again, with a. dull, sickening thud, into last place. FROM T R A I N I N G CAMPS By ASSOCIATED TRESS. ROBINS SING FOR RABIO IN SOUTH. t MACON, Fa., -- The Brooklyn Robins are rapidly becoming radio minded. Jake Flowers and Joe Shaute have been signed up to sing at a Macon radio station next Saturday night. Dazzy Vance says he has been offered a contract for 10 which will net him radio talks $2,500. JACKSON SAYS TO COUNT GIANTS IN RACE. MEMPHIS, Tenn.--Travis Jackson, shortstop and captain of the New York Giants, announces: "We have a great team this year with every position well covered and everybody in a winning mood. Don't count the Giants out when you are picking pennant winners. BABE RUTH'S CHIVALRY PACES SEVERE TEST. CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--Babe Ruth's chivalry faced a severe test Thursday. A gold watch has been offered for the first homer hit at Angel stadium and the Bambino would like to have it. But, Miss Jackie Mitchell was scheduled to pitch for the Lookouts, and her heart's desire is to fan the Babe. PHILLIES COME BACK TO OLD HOME LOT. PHILADELPHIA--The Philllies, with two of their most important regulars among the absentees, came back to the home lot Thursday after five weeks in the south. Manager Shotton said the team was in fair shape for the coming series with the Athletics. * * * CHICAGO WHITE SOX HUNT FOR FIRST BASEMAN FORT WORTH--The Chicago White Sox Thursday started a vigorous hunt for a first baseman capable of playing major lengue baseball. Ray Radcliff, a recruit who was expected to take care of the job, was sent back to Dallas of the Texas leagu , from which the Sox obtained bin Johnny Watwood, an outfielder bj trade, will p!ay the nitial station pending developments. COLLINS AND RED SOX TO VISIT BAT FACTORY LOUISVILLE--Shano Collins and lis Red Sox plan to visit a, bat fac- :ory. The old stock of sticks has 5een pretty well splintered up by the squad's heavy hitters and Shano has hopes that a new supply will bring even bigger and more base hits. * * * KILLEFER IS PEEVED AT WEATHER CONDITIONS MEMPHIS, Tenn.--Manager Bill Killefer of the St. Louis Browns was peeved at the weather Thursday. When the squad left Florida, the Browns were in top shape, but several days of idleness, Killefer feared, have done considerable damage. * * * FORREST JENSEN ATTRACTS ATTENTION WITH PIRATES SAN FRANCISCO--No recruit on the Pittsburgh Pirate squad this spring has attracted more attention than Forrest Jensen, the fleet young outfielder from Seattle, Wash. His hitting and speed on the base paths have been particularly brilliant. « » * WESLEY FERRELL LOOKS READY FOR LEAGUE OPENER NEW ORLEANS--Young Wesley Ferrell, whose strong right arm is the Cleveland Indians' biggest asset, looks ready for the American league opener. Ferrell lost to New Orleans Wednesday, but the verdict was that his fast ball is as fast as ever and his curve in good shape. * * * BUCKY HARRIS RULES AGAINST GOLF PLAYING OAKLAND--The Detroit Tigers will do ail their g'olf playing this summer on the days when they aren't playing baseball. Manager Bucky Harris believes that a morn- Ing round of golf is likely to detract from the player's pep on the ball field that afternoon. * * * STREET ENTHUSIASTIC OVER CARDINAL INFIELD. BRADENTON, Fla. -- Manager Gabby Stre«; waxed enthusiastic over his Cardinal infield Thursday and predicted it would go far in bringing another National league pennant to St. Louis. The same players compose the infield as a year ago. Gabby reasoned that Charley Gelbert would show continued improvement and "Sunny Jim" Bottomley should do much better. * * * . \THLETICS SCHEDULED TO START FOR HOME. CHARLOTTE, N. Car Winding up a training season that has been somewhat unsatisfactory because of rainy weather, the first and second string Athletics were scheduled to get away from North Carolina late Thursday and head for home. They are due in Philadelphia Friday morninfr. MATCHES ARE TO BE BILLED ONLY AS EXHIBITIONS Commission Says That It Is Impossible for Mat Men to Give Their Best. SEATTLE, Wash., April 2. ;!-Charging that wrestling Seemingly was controlled thruout the country by two powerful "syndicates," the Seattle athletic commission nas ordered that city matches hereafter be billed as "exhibitions" and not as "contests for physical supremacy." It proposes to name its own referees in the future. Commission Names Groups. The commission said the two groups of promoters were the Jack Curly syndicate in the east, whose "alleged champion of the world" is Jim Londos, and the Lowis-Sandow- Bowser syndicate of Glendale, Cal., with Ed "Strangler" Lewis, lormer champion, as its head and Don George as its "champion." Wrestlers of the two factions, the commission declared, deliberately staged "fake antics" in the ring. Gus Sonnenberg, while traveling as "alleged champion," and George who won the "alleged champion-' ship" in his recent tour here, were managed by the sumo promoter, ; man -named Tonneman, the com mission found. Tonneman purportet to be a licensed referee of Illinois. "It is seemingly impossible for wrestlers from one group to invade the territory controlled by the other group," the commission's report said. Impossible to Give Best. "It is impossible for anyone, even the referee, to determine from the performance of the wrestlers whether they are giving the best that is in them for physical supremacy." The report followed an investiga tion into allegedly "crooked' matches here. IOWA MAN SUMS UP ROCK'S VIEW OF COLLEGE MEN Says Grid Wizard Did Not Like Mass Athletics; Liked Contests. IOWA CITY, April 2. UP)_ Shocked and grieved at the untimely death of his friend Knute Rockne. Coach George T. Bresnahnn of the University of Iowa track team recalls his last conversation with the sage of Notre Dame at the Illinois relay carnival about two weeks ago. During an evening's discussion of athletics and their relation to busn- ness, Rockne's interest was centered in the modern athlete in business life. His ideas which were to have been embodied in a series of magazine articles are as follows: Draws His Conclusions. "My conclusions after being in contact with these men who claimed that the college men did not come up to expectations are shaped in three answers: 1. "The college man is unwilling to start at the bottom and learn thoroly. 2. "He overestimates his own knowledge and ability. 3. "He lacks a serious attitude to stick to his work. "Those conclusions bring me to business and football. We have competition and rivalry in both these lines, there are rules o£ fair play in both and the effort put forth · in both lines is hard, intensive and to 'a. Hits Mass Athletics. 'On that basis, I say that the prevalent theory of mass athletics .s false. Mass athletics is a group of mechanical robots executing formations. What we must have is the spirit of competition in the play and games." Rockne and Brcsnahari have been friends since 1914 when they met at a track meet in which both were competing as undergraduates. Rockne was at that time a pole vaulter on the Notre Dame team and Bresnahan a two-miler with Wisconsin. CHICAGO CUBS TAKE V BLOW IN SERIES LOS ANGELES--Tho Chicago Jubs who were expected by their werseer, Rogers Hornsby, to sweep .hru their exhibition series, now are faced with the problem of getting above the .500 mark. There are archdukes and grand dukes all over Europe now, but the shooting of one of them would never start another Globe-Democrat. war.--St. Louis AMONG RECENT PHOTOS OF ROCKNE WICHITA* BAZAAR WHERE PLANE CRASHED rpHESE photos were taken of Kniito Itocknc of ·*· Notre Dumc shortly before his fatal plunge in an airplane near Baziuir, Kims. The photos show Mrs. Rockno with the grill wizard, two of their sons, Jack, in tho inset, and Knutc, Jr., in the footlmll uniform. The map shows where the fatal plune crash took place In Kansas. Jn the lower extreme right, Kockne, center, and Tud Jones, former Yule coach, left, aro watching Notre- Dame's team begin its magnificent undefeated 19SO season. 0AFE FIVE WINS Postponed Match Is Won by Two Games; Fay O'Neil Is High Man. THURSDAY'S BOWLING -Fulstiiff Pale vs. Allen Cafe on alleys 5 and (i :it 8:15. CluunpUn Refining company vs. Ideal Sund mid Gravel corn- puny on alleys 7 imcl 8 at 7:45. The Allen Cafe of Charles City won two out of three games from the Chaplin O'Neil Coal company at the Boyd alleys Wednesday evening. The match was a playoff o£ one postponed from last Friday on account of the heavy snow. Fay O'Neil, captain of the Chapin O'Neil five, walked away with all honors for the evening by shooting 204 for a high single game and 507 for a three game total. A .special match game between the Hormel Bowlidg five from Austin, Minn., and Decker's lowanas has been scheduled for Saturday evening at 8 o'clock. CHAPIN O'NHIL COAL CO. F. Pirkl 170 158 159 487 R.Abbott 184 156 188 528 L. Brown 167 179 179 525 F. O'Neil 204 161 199 567 A. Brakel 174 181 137 492 Totals 899 848 82(5 2609 Team average--2969-869 ALLEN CAKE KrumbhuJz 177 202 171 550 D. Buhgens 390 163 145 493 Ramber 178 139 ]24 441 West 155 39L 13S 484 Dohbs 202 m 152 535 Totals 902 876 7302508 Team average--2508-836 Forest City Holds Initial Ring Show for Boxing Season FOREST CITY, April 2.--A packed house greeted the firsb athletic show presented here this season. The event was held in the country club house south of Forest City. In the main event of the evening, Leonard Johnson of Forest City took the six round fight from Floyd Bowers of Eagle Grove. Bowers was on the mat nine limes and only his experience saved him from being knocked out. Johnnie Hfnes of Clear Lake and Maurice Munson of Forest City fought six rodnds to a draw. De- Flow of Madison, Iowa, shaded Harry Lovik of Lake Mills in a four round bout. Kid White of Buffalo Center took the measure of Willard Thoveson of Forest City in a four round match. The two Lund brothers of Forest City opened the evening's entertainment with an in- ieresting preliminary that resulted in a draw. JHEFFIELT) GUN CLUK PLANS FOR SHOOT. SHEFFIELD, April 2.--A clay 3ird shoot has been scheduled by the Sheffield Gun club for Sunday ifternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Shells will be for sale on the grounds. The shoot will be held one-half mile east of the cemetery. ANDERSON'S TRIBUTE Eddie Anderson, All American end at Notre Dame, said in speaking of Rockne, "I am too overwhelmed to talk. I played under 'Rock' for four years. He was just great, that's all. He had an outstanding personality. No one will realize just how big a gap 'Rock 1 left in the football world until next fall." Anderson was 'formerly of Mason City but is now residing in Chicago. SPORT SCRAPS George Sisler, one-time greatest batsman and finest first base man in the major leagues has now joined tho bush league. The former St. Louia Browns' star will wear the uniform of the Rochester, N. Y., International l e a g u e S1SLEK club. * * «: Pretty Jack Mitchell of the Chattanooga L o o k- outs i n t h o Southern league was to take the mound against tho New York Yankees Thursday in an exhibition game. Shu is believed to be "Vy- - tho only girl on t^--Ji.^., ,£J the regular staff MITCHELL o£ a men's professional baseball team. Jack is a southpaw. «: 1' £ Babe Ruth, who can usually be ,,,,,,.., coun t cd on to put on a good show, is pictured here with a little additional scenery occasioned by the Yankees' game with tho bewhiskered House of David of Benton Harbor, Mich. The game was BABE KUTH played at the St. Petersburg, Flu., training- camp of the Yankees. FIGHT RESULTS By ASSOCIATED PRESS. TOPEKA, Kans. -- "Bearcat" Wright, Omaha, outpointed Seal Harris, Chicago, (newspaper decision (10.) . EXHIBITION BASEBALL By ASSOCIATED PRESS. NEW ORLEANS--New Orleans (SA) 5; Cleveland (A) 1. BILOXI, Miss.--Washington (A) 19; House of David 8. SAN FRANCISCO--San Francisco (PC) G; Detroit (A) 3. LOS ANGELES--Pittsburgh (N) 11; Chcago (N) 7. SCHOOLS TO ENTER IN RELAYS Complete Program Planned for Class A, B Teams at Drake Classic. DES MOINES, April 2. (IP)--As complete a program of high school events as held in the past will ba included in the Drake Relays sched ule this year. The prep school events aro divided into two classes. Schools with more than 500 enrollment aro listed in Class A, with the smaller schools designated as class B. Cedar Rapids Sets Marks. Washington high school of Cedar Rapids holds two of the four meet records, the two mile relay mark of 8:25, established in 1923, and tho half mile relay record of 1:32.7 set in 1927. The 440-yard relay record was set last spring by Davenport high's quartet, which raced around tho oval in :44.5. The mile relay mark is the only prep record held by an out of state school, Northeast high of Kansas City setting it at 3:30.5 in 1025. Cnrroll Holds Records. Carroll high school holds two of the four class B marks. In 1925 its two mile team covered the distance in 8:35 and in 1927 the mile relay quartet set a. mark of 3:34.1. Jefferson high school set the class B 440-yard relay record last spring in :45.9. The 880-yard mark, set by Clarinda in 1927, is 1:33.6. SPORT BRIEFS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DES MOINES--Drake university's tennis team will open its sen- son with a southern trip April 8 Meets have been scheduled with Texas Christian, Rice Institute. Texas university, Ttilane, Texas A nnd M. and the University of Oklit homa. STORM LAKE--Buena Vista college has an even dozen candidates Cor its track team, but their ability makes the outlook for a. successful season bright. Coach F. L. Casey will depend mainly on Clark Bog- gcss, Iowa conference 100 and 220 yards dash champion, and Dock Thaycr, hurdling ace. A M E S--Velshea week, Iowa State college's annual spring festival, will Include 13 sports events -its program. Eight of them will ,,, baseball games, one the Iowa State Missouri game and the other seven those played in the state high school baseball tournament. In addition, there will be tennis and :rack meets and a swimming exhibition. Dates for the festival are May 7 to 9. CEDAR RAPIDS--Cowboy Eddie Anderson, Casper, Wyo., fighter and Joe Rivers of Cedar Rapids will meet here April 8 in a return aout. Anderson won a close newspaper decision in the recent bout. CEDAR FALLS--Iowa State Teachers college tennis team will compete in four dual meets and tho conference tourney this season Home and home dual affairs are be NEW STADIUM IS FAVORED FOR '31 CHAMPIONSHIP GO Dispute Over Rental Appears to Be Only Difficulty in Decision. CLEVELAND, April 2. (#--· Cleveland, with its new municipal ptadium, was mentioned loudest mrsday in the ballyhoo over sites .-· Max Schmeling to defend his heavyweight championship against "'. L. "Young" Strlbling. Only a dispute over the stadium rental was holding up Cleveland's definite selection, it was unofficially -eported after conferences here be- ween William E. Carey, president -)f the Madison Square Garden corporation; Joe Jacots, manager of the German heavyweight; and George H. Bender, stadium man~ e r . They said they would announce a decision Thursday after more conferences. Jacobs was sure Cleveland had the "inside track" over Chicago's Soldier Field and Detroit's arena. The bout probably would be held July 3. Carey and B. C. Wetten, repre- enting the Madison Square Garden corporation of Illinois, had nothing to say except that they would make some more telephone calls to Detroit and Chicago, Y O S T A Y SPORT REQUIRES BUT LITTLE TIME Michigan Director Believes Football Is Easy on Athlete's Hours. DETROIT, April 2. (.IP) -- Football was described as "less emphasized than most any other sport" from the standpoint of time required of its participants in an address prepared for delivery Thursday by Fielding H. Yost, University of Michigan athletic director. The noted coach and exponent oE football, addressing the American physical education association, pointed to the 1B30 record of _tnp_ Michigan championship gridiron team, which reported on September 15 and played the last of its night games on Nov. 22, approximately nine weeks later. The players were absent from the campus just two college days, he said. Against this brief period of football play antl practice, Yost declared that a rowing team !g occupied from January to the last of June that the baseball season is four months long, and that track and tennis require even longer seasons. Criticism of "gate receipts" was answered with a warm defense of the use of football money for promotion of other sports, especially intramural activities. Emmets burg Academy to Push Boxing St. Mary's Plans Tournament With Des Moines EMMETSBURG, April 2.--Announcement has been made by the athletic committee of St. Mary's academy of a dual boxing meet to he held here April 17 when 10 men from the local school will meet 10 o£ Earl Walsh's Des Moines Catholics. The sport Is new in both schools and an effort is being made to popularize It here. A meet with Trinity preps of Sioux City is planned to take place some time in May and a tournament is scheduled for June. The meet to be held tho seventeenth will be Jn the nature of a dedication of St. Mary's new gymnasium. Coach Joe Carney has a good looking string of boxers who have been practicing for about n month. They range in weight from Francis (Little Nemo) Pettlt weighing but 95 pounds to his big brother BUI In tho heavyweight class. It Is not known hero what the capital city Catholics have but an interesting meet is in prospect. Eight and 10 ounce gloves will be used and three rounds will be the limit of each bout. scheduled with COD and Luther. Tno Iowa conference tournament will be held here on May 22 and 23. DECORAH--Altho they have not yet arranged their schedule, track- men of Luther college are working out daily in preparation for coming meets. Coach Hamlet Peterson said he would arrange meets with several Iowa conference colleges and also send his men to the state meet. Chicago newspapers say that fresh eggs are selling there for less than ever before. But the "bad ones" are costing Chicago plenty.-Sioux City Tribune.

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