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Mason City, Iowa
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 1945 11 Mohawks to Tack/e Lynx, Bobcats KGLO Will Broadcast Saturday Night Game By ROGER KOSENBUJM Globe-Gazette Sports Editor · "Double or nothing" -was the theme song of the Mason City basketball squad Thursday, as the Mohawks set their Bights on a twin victory over the weekend. Coach Bud Suterj lads are out to avenge 2 earli-* er defeats at the hands of Webster City and Marshalltown. Both games will be played out of town. Friday night the Lynx- play host to the Cardinal and Black, while on Saturday the . Sutermen .take on the Bobcats. Incidentally, radio station KGLO will carry a direct, play-by-play broadcast of the Marshalltown encounter. '. Chuck Hilton, KGLO news editor and former sports announcer at Eugene, Ore., will handle the .play-"by-play, 'with your's truly doing the color, sidelights and statistics. The broadcast Saturday will get under way at 8:45 o'clock arid will come from the coliseum fat Marshalltown. ' The Marshalltosvn game figures to be a natural, for the Mohawks i ; and Bobcats are rated 1-2 in the northeast division of the Associated Press' weekly poll of Iowa high school quintets. That contest should settle the battle for top honors. Webster City, with an impressive record, is fresh from a triumph over Fort Dodge. Coach Bob Lamson's outfit, rated third in the northwest section of the state/ would like nothing better than to improve that standing with | its second win over a Big Seven 'school in 1 week. ·'·'" The Mohawks, however, are determined to dispel any impressions of that sort. With the number 1 ranking to maintain, the North Iowa BASKETBALL Thornton Wins 2 From Goodell Goodeli--The Thornton basketball teams. came to Goodell and won both games. In the girls' -game the visitors won with no trouble, resulting score, 54 to 9. The boys' game was 36 to 19. Bertleson of Thornton was highmau and LQW- enberg led for Goodell. * Renwick Stops Goldfield, 32-24 Goldfield--The GoldJield h i g h school cagers lost to the Renwick team on the home floor, 32 to 24 in a Boone Valley conference game. The winners went out in front 1.2 to 2 at the' end of the first quarter and held a big margin until the final whistle as they kept the Goldfield scoring twins, Kelly and Braden, to a total of 8 points. The scoring of the winners was well divided with K. Siemens scoring 9 points, followed by Nelson and Block with 8 points each. In a curtain-raiser the Renwick sextet led by Breeker with 17 points defeated the recently organized Goldfield girls' team by the score of 27 to 23 to give the 2 teams a split for the season. Iowa Seeks to Keep First at Illinois BIG SEVEN* STANDINGS . W. L. I MASON CITY . . . 5 1 I West Waterloo ... 4 2 I Fort Dodge . . . . . . 4 2 iNorth Des Moines 4 2 [iR'sVlt, Des Moines 3 3 lEast Des Moines . 1 5 East Waterloo 0 6 Pet. .833 :6G7 .667 .667 .500 .167 .000 NEIL PLAQUE WINNER--New York--Benny Leonard was one of the greatest lightweight champs the ring has ever known--and he's even greater as a lieutenant commander in the United States merchant marine. That's why the boxing writers of New York presented Benny the Eddie Neil .plaque for 1944. He's the fellow who, while helping Uncle Sam's mariners to take care of themselves, did more to further the fine art of fisticuffing. Here's the kid, himself, with the trophy he received recently, (Neil is the former Associated Press sports writer who was killed in Spain during the revolution.) HAWKEYES PLAY FRIDAY NIGHT Idle Buckeyes Could Tie If Hawks Lose Chicago, (£")--Unbeaten, league leading Iowa and unpredictable, 3rd-place Illinois start off the weekend skirmishing in the Western conference basketball race Friday night at Champaign. An Illinois win, not improbable, would put 2nd-place Ohio State into a tie for top spot with the Hawks, each with 4 wins and defeat. Michigan stopped Iowa for 37 minutes last Saturday, but the Hawks nosed out a 29-27 win in the last few seconds. Monday Indiana gave Iowa another stiff bat- tie before falling, 56-51. Illinois, with 2 victories in 3 league encounters, may be the team to temporarily halt the lowans 1 title drive before the conference race reaches the halfway mark. I With both Northwestern and Ohio State missing from the Iowa IpTayers feel they can make good Bon their promise of a double re- Ivenge triumph. . B :; Suter was pleased with the nsBowing made at Waterloo last ·weekend, despite the . fact that -handed the Mohawks their Northeast Iowa Loop Standings New Hampton -- The standings of the Northeast Iowa conference as of Jan. 25, are as follows: W. 1_ Pel. H'averlv * » 1.000 Cresco 3 I ."M New Hampton Oelweln IfirstiBig-, Seven-def eatof. the.-:cam.- Ipaign. The Cardinal and Black [still tops the loop with a 5-1 mark, I ahead of West Waterloo, Fort I Dodge and North Des Moines, all ] deadlocked for second with 4-2 Bremer County League Standings Keadlyn-- Bremer County - cqn- ' ' ·'"·" " """·· -' ' " :? : has spent considerable | records.. Suter jtime in workouts this week in ' tightening up the defense and pol- f ishing plays. The entire squad is in shape, and the regular starting ; five will probably get the ' call i again. That would put Jerry Ginthner and Bud Rae at the forwards, Yerlyn Rutt at center and Gns Di Marco and Bill Berner in the back court. Bob Johnson, who was in the starting lineup at the beginning I'of, the season, is coming along now after having missed several " workouts because of illness. Johnson is expected, to see considerable action over the weekend. The Webster City and Marshall- i town games will mark the second | : consecutive out-of-town weekend for the Cardinal and Black. Next week the Sutermen face Charles City here, then head for Austin and a return game with the Pack- ^rs. Feb. 9 and .10 East and West ''Waterloo, respectively, put in appearances. fererfc'e'stahdirils: ·'"· BOYS w. Tripoli ................... . 6 Beadlj-n ....· .............. S Frederilia Janeaville I. o 1 0 CONFEHF.NCE RESULTS Tripoli 42: Janesville =6. Denver 38; Frederlka j?. Frederllta 41; FUlnlield 13. GIRLS W. I, Frederikm 5 0 Cerro Gordo County Meet Opens Monday The Mason City sophomores. Ventura and St. Joseph's are touted as the early favorites to battle for top honors in the Cerro Gordo county tournament opening here Monday night on the Roosevelt floor. The boys' teams will not see action until Tuesday. Girls' teams from Swaledale, Thornton, Ventura, Meservey, St. Joseph's, Plymouth,'Rock Falls and Rockwell open the tournament M o n d a y night at 6 o'clock, with Swaledale taking on Thornton. Ventura meets Meservey at 7:10, with the Jo- eUes-Plymouth game at 8:20 and the Rock Falls-Rockwell skirmish winding up the opening night card at 9:30. The girls' finals will be played on .Thursday at 8:40, with thi finals carded Saturday at 7:30. The.boys' teams will play Tues flay,?Wednesday; Frldajr;aiid~Sat urday. The Friday games will be played at Ventura, due to a con flict here with the Mason City Charles City game. Three boys' games will start of the program Tuesday. Swaledal will play Meservey at 7 o'clock with St. Joseph's taking on Hock well at 8:10 and Rock Falls anc Ventura clashing at 9:20. enrer -- 2 lainfltld . 0 RESULTS Freaerika 43; Flainfield 18. Frederika 35; Denver 19, * Waldorf Defeats. Emmons, 30-28 Forest City -- Waldorf Pet. 1.000 J.otm .400 .000 college COLLEGE BASKETBALL (By The-Assoc»t«a Press) Middlcbury 4."»; St. Michael's 4?. Army rt3: Fenn Slate 2ff. Trinity 61 ; Wesleyan fiO. . Drew 40; N«wark 22. Fort TYiniams 45; Bates 4", Colombia A8; Princeton 57. Floyfl Bennett Field 51; Mitchel Field 47. T»Ie 0; U- S. Coast Guard Training School (GtolOTi) 47. Brown H6; Coast Guard Academy 53. Delaware 48; West Cheater St. Tchrs. SI. Helhanj- 7fi; California Teachers "0. Nary 61; Penn -(I. ra.) State Louisiana SUle 59: Southwestern Louisiana Instiltlte 44. Xorth. Car. fin; Virginia Polr 28. Blnlhenlhal Field 3D; Sevmoor Johnson Field Xi. Louisville 74; Eastern Kenlackv SU 42. West Virginia 68; V. M. I. 27. Virginia 70; Richmond NTS 2P. If. Car. PreHijhl 41; Fort Bra« Personnel Center 40. Cherry Point 34; Czmp Lejenne 23. jnDWEST Iowa State 37; Drake XI. Bowling Green "8; Ohio Weileran 46. Crile Hospital ~A: Case 24. · 1eP*ul 49; Ilamline 40. : Denison G3; Loekoonrnfi AAB 39. ' Lincoln AAB 56; Chanote Field AAF Traininr Command 43. Calvin tt; Hillsdale ?S. Huron 40; At]K°9 l n a 34. St. Lonls 43; Washington Zt (overtime). 5t. 3far7'» (Winonal nS: 5L Thomas rsu Paul) -,-z. M*ittenherf 4o; Keoron 19. E r x n x v t t l c ^8; Camp Brecklnridce Gaards 33. Lorzs 70; Mexico 43. Kosecrans Field 49; Olalhe N«val Air Station 47. Marrrnie Teachers K; Pralt and WhK- iter (Kansai CItr) 31. McPherson 43; Empori» State 35. SOIjTHWEST PueIo AAB S3; Eastern New Mex. 36. Texas 47; Berfstrom Field 36. Texas Christian 64; Baylor 23. Norman (Okla.) Xary 5%; Tinke: Field 37. WEST OrecoiTState 63; Washington 43. ^rontana Mines 6t; Montana SUte 2S. · Cnwen Field 47; IVendovtr Field =s. chalked up its 7th victory o£ the year when it won its game with Emmons high school last Friday with a score of 30 to 28. The Minnesota team cracked the Warriors zone defense in the first half, the first period ending 23-14. However, Waldorf held its opponents to one field goal in the last session. Adolph played the best game for Emmons. Haugen was best for Waldorf. The Warriorettes made a clean sweep ~of the double-header by winning from the Emmons girls 52-16. M. Rygh was outstanding guard for Emmons, while Brximm, N. Tonderum, Dobbe, and Richardson played best for Waldorf. * Klemme, Woden Take Opening Victories Garner -- Klemme defeated Crystal Lake and Woden won over Kanawha in the opening games of the Hancock county basketball tournament here Wednesday night. Klemme had an eas' time with Crystal Lake, 38-11. Th_ winners held at 12-4 half time lead Jacobs scored 13 points for Klemme, while Mortenson had 8 for the losers. Woden barely edged Kanawha 20-19, and then had to come from behind to turn the trick. Kanawha led at halftime, 12-7. Fitzpatrick who led the Woden offense wit 9 points, also scored the winnin: basket in the last 5 seconds. Sev erse'n had 6 points for Kanawha. Thursday night Klemme was t face Gamer, while other game, carded were Britt vs. Goodell an Corwith vs. Hayfield. \ * St. Ansgar, Osage Win Meet Games St. Ansgar--The'st Ansgar an Osage basketball teams opene the Mitchell county cage tourna ment here Wednesday night b coming through with respectiv victories over Orchard and Me Intire. St. Ansgar stopped Orchar 34-18, while Osage pummele MclnBre, 38-28. The tourney was to continu Thursday night with Carpente carded to face Mitchell and Littl Cedar scheduled against Ricevill Betting in Chicago Off 90 Per Cent By CHARLES DUNKLEY Chicago, (IP) -- That strange bulge in the horse players pocket ain't hay--it's idle folding money accumulated since the crackdown on racing. Gambling on horses in bookie parlors in the Chicago metropolitan area, once a $1,000,000 a day business--although not legalized-has fallen off 90 per cent since the government's ban on racing Jan. 3, a survey revealed Thursday. The same situation undoubtedly prevails in other of America's larger cities. The "commission rooms," where only big bets were accepted by telephone from bookies all over the country, are completely shut. The operators, however, haven't cancelled their batteries of phones, hoping that something will happen to permit the reopening of the track's in the not too distant future. But they're moaning never- DEPAUL SCORES OVER HAMLINE St. Paul, Minn., (tl.R)--The De- 'aul university quintet of ball- Dandling, goal-shooting marvels Vednesday night won their 2nd game of the season from highly- egarded H a m l i n e university "ipers, 49 to 40. DePaul took the victory with lomparative ease after the first 15 minutes in which Hamline twice grabbed brief leads. Forward Jack Allen, shooting lone shots and short ones under close guard, lead a DePaul scoring spurt at the close of the first half which eventually decided the game for his side. The intermission found the Chicagoans ahead, 30 to 20, and Hamline never came close the rest of the way. Big "Howie" Schultz, Piper center, however, won the cheers of the crowd with his one- man offensive in the last half for 16 points. His game total was 21. schedule the Hawkeyes will have plenty at stake in Friday night's ' ,, -. , . ... contest They have only a return Handbook operators, big bout with-Michigan at Iowa City, after the Illinois clash, before first half of their and LINCOLN AAF FANS' DREAM Former Pros, Stars Have Won 21 Games Lincoln, Nebr., (fP)--Out here in ie hinterland where they like icir basketball fast and rugged, he best team in the nation--as udged by Nebraska cage fans--· taking on and walloping all omers. In 22 games with the nation's op service and professional teams, he Lincoln Army Air Field Wings have won 21 by an average mar- in of almost 26 points. In aver- ging 65 points a game they have uffered only one defeat, a 62-57 .eartbreaker to Great Lakes. The Wings' victims include the lashy Harlem Globe-Trotlers, the ""atterson Field Air-Tecs, Phillips 66" Oilers, and Ottumwa, Iowa, ·Javal Air Station--the latter by 67-27 humiliation after Ottumwa ad just defeated the Iowa Pre- SP0RTS ROUNDUP By HUGH FUU.ERTON New York, (IP)--While most college athletic leaders believe that the one big lesson they have learned during the' war is that "athletics for all" should be made a reality instead ,of an ideal, Fritz Crisler is the only one we have heard of so far who has a definite plan to bring this about. . . . Crisler's post-war idea, which has been favorably received in informal discussions with other Western conference leaders, calls for "sports weekends" instead of single big games against r i v a l closing the schedule. A l t h o u g h the Hawks-Ulini game is the conference headliner. 6 other league teams will be in action this weekend. Wisconsin, tied with Indiana for 4th-place, meets Northwestern Saturday in Chicago stadium's first Big Ten engagement of the campaign. The Badger-Wildcat contest will be one half of the big arena's doubleheader. De Paul, victors over Hamline university Wednesday night 49-40 at St. Paul, matches shots with Marquette's in-and-out Hilltoppers in the other half of the twin bill. Purdue, beaten in 4 conference games on the road, will attempt to better it's home-stand conference record of 2 victories when it meets last-place Minnesota (1-4) Saturday. The Boilermakers will be out to avenge a 49-44 early season upset by the Gophers. In Saturday's 3rd conference same, Indiana, with Z wins and 2 losses, will play host to Michigan's Wolverines, currently tied with Purdue (2-4), one step from the bottom .In non-conference c o n t e s t s , Notre Dame travels to Louisville to play Kentucky and Great Lakes will attempt to better its record of 19 triumphs in 22 contests at the expense of Western Michigan whom the Tars defeated earlier, 67-39. small, offer these explanations for the tremendous slump in the patronage of bettors who wagered a half a dollar, a buck, $2 or more on their favorite gee-gee: 1--Cheapness in the character of racing in Mexico and Havana, particularly the latter. Also unfamiliarity with the contesting steeds. 2--Lack of a fast, dependable "racing service", from which the bettors formerly received a description of the race from a blaring loud speaker. 3--General lack of interest, since no American tracks are operating. Before the shutdown, the instant a race was started, a voice would blurt over the loud speaker: "They're off at - - -. At the quarter, No. 254 on top, so-and-so 2nd, so-and-so 3rd. So-and-so at the half. Same at 3 quarters. In the stretch, so-and-so. The winner, No. 287." Horses for quick service, were called by numbers rather than names. Within Z minutes, the expectant winner* would know officially what horse had won, which were 2nd and 3rd and what the parl-mutuel odds were. Now the service is highly expensive and slow. It may be 2 hours before the result is received. Sometimes the bookies can't pay off until the next day. It is estimated that 15,000 once GETTING IN SHAPE--Ens. Bill Hulse of the navy, now stationed at Miami, Fla., starts on a cross-country jaunt as he gets in shape to make an attempt to beat Guilder Hagg. Hulse hopes for permission to enter competition. Johawks, Clear Lake Meet Here Friday at High School; Pattee Returns to Lineup Murray Wier Sparkplug of Iowa's Club Chicago, (U.R Behind I o\va's schools. For instance, the 'light Seahawks. The heart ' of any Madison Square Garden cage f o l l o w e r voud be warmed by the Wings' ineup. At forwards are Bay Lumpp, formerly of New York university, and Victor Kraft. ex- H a r l e m Globe Trotter. Reese 'Goose) Tatum, another ex-Trotter, is at center. John (Jake) Ahearn of St. John's and the Detroit Eagles, and Ed Ehlers of Purdue, are the guards. , Tatnm is the erstwhile clo\v irince of the Trotters and when :he Wings aren't employing their fast breaks he sometimes does the expert "stalling"--by holding: the ball out of reach. Bis antics agains Coach Eddie Bickey's Oltumwa team delighted the fans hut threw the former Creighton university coach into a rage. Basketball is an exact scienc for Ahearn, flour leader whos tactics and long range pot-shot- have baffled opponents. Ehlers i ranked as one of the fastest guard produced in'the Big'Ten. HANSEN TO CARDS Omaha, (JP)--The University o Iowa won't have Jim Hansen, for mer Omaha all state America Legion catcher and North hig school football player, for the: baseball team next spring. Frienc here were informed by Scout Jo McDermolt t h a t Hansen ha agreed (o terms with the St. Lou Cardinals and is to join the Win ston-Salcm, N. Car., farm club. Michigan-Minnesota football game would continue to be the main event of the week-end on which it was scheduled, but Fritz would lave the colleges compete also in iyvee and 150-pound football, occer, rugby, cross country and ny other games that might be in eason. . . . He'd have inte'rcol- cgiate competition in 19 or 20 2orts instead of 9 or 10, plus miled freshman competition and big intramural program to back t up. Quote, Unquote . . . "Such a Ian," Crisler explains, "w o u 1 d roaden competition for student odies generally by presenting .early 3 times as many students n opportunity to participate in ompetitive athletics as would ave that opportunity under normal circumstances. It also vould give each student a competitive goal to strive for in which iis own initiative and willingness o improve himself would be a major factor in earning a place pn his particular team. .. . That is one of the fundamental values in college athletics." Unanswered Question. . . . One .hing Fritz hasn't explained yet-but he's still working on details of the plan--is where will the dough come from? .. . It's usually FIGHT JUDGING MAY BE ALTERED New York Commission Studies New System By TED MEIER. New York, (IP)--A change in the methods of judging fights in New York, the center of the boxing industry, may take place under the reign of Lt. Col. Edward P. F. "Eddie" Eagan the new chairman of the state athletic commission. "I am not entirely satisfied with the method of judging bouts in New York state," the former international l i g h t heavyweight amateur boxing champion and Yale graduate declared Wednesday night at the annual dinner of the Kew York boxing writers. "I plan to hold separate meetings shortly with referees, judges and the boxing writers to determine if a. better system can be arranged." The former Colorado resident who said he was "overwhelmed in the presence of past champions that I used to read about as a boy in Denver" indicated he favored a point-scoring system instead of the p r e s e n t round-by-round method. Eagan did not mention any specific fight, but many in the crowd of 300 that jammed the Bunter room at Ruppert's Brewery recalled the recent Billy Arnold- Fritzie Zivic fight at Madison Square Garden. Zivic won on a decision, hut expert opinion was sharply divided. The new champion said the New York group would try to work in were employed in the "industry" when 900 books were operating in Chicago. Many employes went into the armed forces or war plants when book joints began to thin out a year ago because of police raids. Some 5,000 remained with bookies when the tracks were closed. Fewer than 500 now .are employed. Small operators are hanging on the ropes, their business almost dead. One said his business, which formerly ran as high as 53,000 daily, had dropped to $125 . . . A curbstone operator moaned that his handle of $300 daily slumped to $22 for the 3 or 4 days racing conducted weekly on foreign tracks. Mose, the mumbler, a player from wayback, wailed: "Why bet on those bums? You could buy the horse and probably the jockey, too, for S200. Not for 'me. I'm saving my dough until the sun shines again." undefeated march toward the' Bi§ Ten basketball championship anc national honors lurks an unknown pint-sized freshman, Murray Nea Wier, the guy who has kept the Hawkeyes' lightning-fast offensive from splitting at the seams. As Iowa has rolled to ID straight victories. 4 of them Big Ten teams, the fame has gone to its sensational s t a r t i n g lineup of Clayton and Herbert V.'Hkinson former Utah university stars; Big Ten scoring champion Dick Ives and Co-Captains Jack Spencer and Ned Fostels. But hidden .in the big men's shadows has been the little Irishman, 5 feet, 8 inches tall, 145 pounds, 18 years old. Wier is the spare tire which ha: enabled the Hawkeyes to maintain A rejuvenated St. Joseph's bas- etball .team faces a dangerous Clear Lake quintet here Friday night in the high school gymnas- um, in what is expected to be a close battle. The game will get .mder way at approximately 8:30, following immediately the 2nd team affair, which will start at 7:15 o'clock. Johawk hopes took a decided tarn for the better Thursday with the announcement that Center Frank Pattee. out wllh an injury for 3 weeks, would definifcly be back in the Blue and White lineup. Pattee is expected to be available for the balance of the 'Johawk schedule. The Johawks were to get back into the swing of things Thursday night, traveling to Thornton for a return engagement. St. Joe defeated Thornton in the opening game of the season here. The Clear Lakc-Johawk battle, always a hot one, will be more than that Friday. St. Joe will be out to spoil the Lions' winning streak, which has been piled up at the expense of clubs like Charles City, Webster City and Hampton. The only blot on the their all-victorious rampage and clear Lake record is an opcning- the size of the football gates that decide what other college sports will be carried on. Shorts and Shells . . . When Connie Mack joined the gallery at the recent Los Angeles open golf tournament, he followed only one player -- ex-baseballcr Sam Byrd. . . . Instead of hiring a pro to make some fancy basketball shots for his new picture, "Here Come the Co-Eds," Comedian Lou Costello shot them himself. . . . He later explained he had been a pretty good guy on the court at Ridgefield Park and Camden, N. J., 20-odd years ago. Unanimous . . . Sgt. John Geni- atti, one-time University. of Illinois tennis player, carved a tennis court out of the Assam jungle and organized the Ledo road tourney, which drew 43 entries, including a Chinese colonel and a Chinese civilian. . . . The singles winner was Sgt. John Geniatti. More than 100 million board feet of lumber is grown annually on one large tree farm. harmony with all other state commissions, but asserted in reply to an invitation by Abe J. Greene that New York was forbidden by law to join the National Boxing association. Greene is president of the NBA. Lt. Commander Benny Leonard of the maritime service received the Edward J. Neil plaque as the man who did the most for boxing in 1941. In presenting the plaque former Mayor Jimmy Walker termed Leonard, who retired undefeated as lightweight champion, "Always a showman, but never a showoff." Promoter Mike Jacobs, -Maj Gen. John J. Phelan, former commission chairman, and Pvt. Beau Jack, recent lightweight titleholder, also were honored. Jacobs received a wrist watch from the writers as a token of their esteem Gen. Phelan a gold pen and penci set for long and meritorious service to the sport and Jack a meda of merit from the Ring magazine as the boxer of the year. The writers also donated $40C to the "March of Dimes." Coordinator Post Tame forMacPhail New York, (U.W--Col. Larry MacPhail, who tried to kidnap Kaiser Wilhelm after World war 11, wants m o r e action than he hinks a job as national sports co- rdinator would give, so he ruled limself out Thursday as a candidate. "I don't think there Is any need or a co-ordinator and even if here were he wouldn't be able to accomplish anything," he said. However, reports still persist hat the administration soon will create such a post and that Mac- D hail, former head of the Brook- yn Dodgers, is the No. '1 candidate for the job. ' He did not rule out the possibility that he might je drafted for such a job, when he goes on inactive army status, Coach Lawrence (Pops) Harrison is quick to admit that his team's record would have been blackened Idng ago if it hadn't been for the little guy with the deadly eye "Whenever we need a cure, he's the 'answer," Harrison said. Daring pre-conference games. Wier ran up a 10 point plus average as he worked in and out of the lineup, replacing one and then another of the starting 5 whenever a player slumped. But his fire and great competitive spirit really began to tell when Iowa launched its drive for the Big Ten title. After breezing past Minnesota, Iowa couldn't get going in the first half against Purdue. Wier moved in at a forward and his ball-stealing and pep fired up the laggard Iowa offensive. In the 2nd half, Iowa ran wild to roll up a 61-34 margin. Playing Michigan for their 3rd conference victory, the Hawkeyes were on the brink of defeat when Wier was rushed into the game. He led the Iowa attack with U points, scoring 6 in the 2nd half, and put away the winning basket to give the Hawks a 29-27 victory. Iowa captured its 4th straight Monday. 56-51, over Indiana, with game loss to unbeaten Ventura. A capacity crowd is expected to be on hand for the engagement. For St. Joe, Jack Casey and Jerry Coyle will man the forwards, Pattee will be at center, with Wally Zallek and Ray CoUvell at the guards. Smit and Johnston and the forwards, Garth at center and Huey and Ott at the guards is the probable Lion starting lineup. Iowa State Cagers Clip Drake by 57-32 Ames, (U,P.)--An Iowa State college basketball quintet outplayed its traditional Drake university rivals Wednesday night to win 57 to 32 and avenge a defeat from the Bulldog team earlier in the season. State grabbed an early lead, which it retained throughout the game. The haKtime score was 24-11. There was some discussion that President Ford Frick of the National league may have urged the establishment of the sports coordinator job when he conferred this week with manpower officials at Washington. Commenting on a statement by Clark Griffith, president of the Washington Senators, that he believed ' baseball's major leagues, at least, would be able to operate in 1945, Frick said that such a definite conclusion conld not be drawn at present. "I won't say that the talks were not optimistic, but they weren't pessimistic either," he said. only 5 men. Wier played the whole game. Moved back to guard and held scoreless, the little fellow spent most of the night feeding C. Wilkinson, who led the Hawks to victory with 20 points. Friday night, the Hawkeyes move against Illinois at Champaign for their severest test to dale, and scheduled for his usual vital role will be the former all- state forward from Muscatine. With defending champion Ohio State in 2nd place with 4 victories and 1 dereat. Iowa will bu under pressure to win Friday or slip into a tie with O. S. U., since the Buckeyes are idle this weekend. The Japs claim they use machine tools made of wood -- but they also claim to be sons of heaven. BOWLING SCORES H. AND II. BOWLI.NG Games Jan. -4 Men's Won 1st '-'nd 3rd H.C. Tot. JloUom Bread l .W.1 «»I Ml m 1K90 Betsj Ros» S .197 CJfi CM 168 SOU T. Faktor 1^8. 413: B. While 413. Women's League Won 1st 5n« 3rd H.C. To!, n R a i i e i 0 S37 .-.84 47S f, ir.S3 ·U Fruit 3 ftV; 531 n£6 7ft 1SSO II. Reardon lJ, 43T. COACH RETURNS San Antonio, (iP)~-H. E. ·Bill" Henderson left the army and will return to Baylor university as head coach of basketball and acting coach of football. Henderson was a 1st lieutenant in the air corps. Manhours of labor tied up in fighting forest fires each year could build more than 800 fighter planes. JOHN GALLAGHER. INC. Mack Truck Dealer One E. H. T. in Stock 116 So. Delaware Phone 1001 (ARTHRITIS) RHEUMATISM Dr. R. W. Shultz, D. 0. 218-259-220 First National Bank Bldg.

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