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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 19 H 1937 NINE MIKE KLOMP HAS EDGE ON RALPH O'DELL OUT of the PRESSBOX By Al Mitchell AND YOU AIN'T SEEN . . . EITHER! In the words of the immortal Tex Rickard . . . "I ain't never see'd nothing like it" . . . $ * s That's what you're saying . , , if you saw the North Iowa boy beat Ralph O'Dell Thursday night in Mason City's ring. When you see a man give away 27 pounds, carry the fight and win it ... .brother, you've seen boxing! nlikc Klonip was slighted . . . that's a very frank statement . . . by cvoryonc, in the pre-battle estimates. No one thought that Mike would win . . . except Mike anil the little Jiliol of faithful handlers wlio helped him train to a razor edge for Thursday night. * * * But he did . . , and the boys' who followed Ralph O'Dell from Des Moines and other points were shaking their heads a bit sadly after the last gong clanged . . . saying "We've never seen Klomp look so good as he did tonight." It may have been Mike's best light . . . I hope not . . . I hope he can keep pulling battles like that out ot his fistic Bag. * «= *' That left hand . . . that odd footwork, with Mike switching back and forth from a southpaw stance to a square-away "come and take it" style . , . bothered Ralph O'Dell. Bothered him so much that he spent too long trying to fintl the answer . .. and the six rounds were over before he had more than begun to figure a way past Mike's defense. 3 * 0 Here is a point, (hough . . . what's going to happen if the boys arc re-matched at a longer distance? Say eight rounds . . . or 10? Then that s u p e r i o r weight might begin to tell the story . . . but don't worry, I'll be in there pulling for Mike when they fight again . . , and who doubts that they're going to? j * And why not in Mason City? There isn't any doubt o£ it . . . the Klomp-O'Dell fight is the kind that folks want . . if you counted noses at the armory Thursday night you know. . I hope, too . - . that the American Legion boxing committee thinks it over just a little . . . and sees that Mason City must have a card like Thursday's more than, once in a while . . . i f . the boys will bring in more of those they'll yank boxing up an its feet before you realize it. if * 0 , Don't get me wrong . . . the North Iowa and Southern Minnesota boys who have appeared on local cards this season have been in there to give*, everything they had. . , T think that the amateur Golden Gloves tournahicnt being run this year lias bceii great stuff . . . and there's nothing like it to start young: boxers up the ladder. . B u t a-continued diet of home boy fighting home boy won't satisfy the fistic appetite . . . I think that Thursday night's house proves Gives Up 27 Pounds, Dazzles Unbeaten Youngster the statement . . my suggestion to Legion post . . . Walt Irving. \ Bring 'em in like you didThurs- MIKE GETS NOD AS RALPH FAILS TO OPEN HOLES Left Mitt Keeps North Iowa Boy Out of Danger by Puzzling O'Dell. ' By DAVE KAUFMAN (Globe-Gazette Bnxiner Writer.) Mike Klomp Thursday night shattered the bubble of invincibility which has surrounded Ralph O'Dell, the million dollar baby of fistiana, by shading the Ottumwa youth in the six round main event of the Legion fight card at the armory. A capacity crowd, the largest to witness a prize fight in Mason City for years, watched the Lime Springs blond accomplish his stunning upset. , It was the first defeat inflicted upon O'Dell in five starts professionally, and due almost wholly to his inability to cope with the southpaw stance of Klomp. The victory was an amazing one in view of the facts that Klomp spotted his opponent 27 pounds, and O'Dell. had in his corner two of boxing's wisest men -- Mike Cantwell and Eddie Hart. Cantwell was in Max Baer's corner when he won the heavyweight championship and trained James J. Braddock when the Jersey Irishman won the title from the Livermore Larruper. One-Two and Three. The main go was off to an inauspicious start, with each fighter feeling the other out, sparring almost continually during the first round. Opening up in the second, Klomp landed three rights smack to O'Dell's face while the bewildered Ottumwan attempted to solve the Klomp southpaw defense. O'Dell didn't even attempt to fight in the third, appearing to be seeking a method to crash Klomp's defense, while Klomp earned an edge in the canto on sheer aggressiveness. As the large crowd waited for O'Dell to open up in the fourth, Klomp carried the battle to the favorite, relying strictly upon his left jab to keep him out of danger. When Ralph tried nny offensive g e s t u r e s , Mike would tie him up in knots. O'Dell- finally jarred - Klomp severely with a pair of hard rights to the face just before the fifth was ended to gain his first round. Shakes Off Rights. Apparently realizing he was on the losing end of the battle, O'Dell attempted a last round rally and landed a pair of rights, but Klomp shook them off and went the limit to earn the surprise decision of the year. In one of the six round semi- windup battles Buzz Smith's seconds conceded victory after the finish of the fifth canto of a six round affair and the Humboldt fighter lost by way of a technical knockout to Stubby Whitey Waland therein is ^ en °£ Albert Lea, Minn., in a the American lightweight duel, and Promoter Walden, outstretched by the stringy Smith, cleverly ducked the Humboldt man's haymakers, had the best ot the infighting, and Decisions (GLOBE-GAZETTE DECISIONS) At Mason City Armory. MAIN EVENT Mike Klomp, no, Lime Springs, shad* cd Ralph O'Dell. 203, Ollumwa (0). SEMIWJNDUrS Whiles- Walllen, 137, A l b e r t Lea, Minn., won by t e c h n i c a l knockout front Buzz Smith, 131, Ilunlholdt (J). Buck Jncks'on, !(*, A l b e r t Lea, Minn., won decision fram Mike Mickclsou, 170, Austin, Minn, (i:). P I t E L I M l N ' A R I K S M i k e M a r l i n . i:ls. Masim C i t y , k n o c k e d mil K e n n y McXear, l;ix, A u s t i n . M i n n . , in 1 : 1 1 1 of f o u r t h . G e o r s c Kali. 1M, Mason City, k n n c k r i l nut K. O. Miller, l.'it, A u s t i n , M i n n . , in l::io ot first. Leroy Sleiihens, 11.1. Ma.son C i t y , won decision from Leon U e R o c k , I !,*, Maotl City t . REFEREE: Carl Myers. Osase. ANNOUNCER: F. H. Shatter. TIMEKEEPER: Howard Austin. BE-GAZETTE' S Marshalltown New Tourney Choice Ring Vet Saw Ralph Playing Bit in Movies Mike Cantwell, Ralph O'Dell's trainer, worked for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer for three years, keeping the company's actors in condition. Clark Gable and Freddie Bartholomew were two of his favorite pupils. Thursday at his hotel room he proudly displayed a letter he had received from Millicent Bartholomew, Freddie's aunt, in which she thanked Mike "for all you have done for us." It was while appearing as an extra in "Romeo and Juliet" that Mike met Ralph O'Dell, another extra, who was one of six pall bearers carrying Juliet's coffin in the film. ^ !J * Of Clark Gable he says "Chirk is a regular man's man, and a likeable fellow." Lionel Barrymore. is one of Mike's best friends. In the parly accompanying Ralph were Charley Hadlock, Pete Edwards and Bill Fenner, who have followed the Ottumwa lad to all his fights, and have sworn to witness every fight in which he participates. Also here with him were Andy and Pinkie George, promolers in Minneapolis and Des Moines, and Sec Taylor, Des Moines sportswriter. Eddie Hart, O'Dell's manager, was aii ; ail-American football player.while at^Princeton and captained the senior team in 1912. He played three years of varsity football with a broken neck. A brace was all that protected him from further injury. He suffered the broken neck in a game while playing for Exeter, eastern prep school. Hart has been assistant football coach at his alma mater and at Purdue. day night and don't worry, there will be boxing fans in Mason City . . . and from miles around.' Likewise, along with the suggestion, my compliments for this swell-elegant program you just staged . . . « a + Compliments . , . again . . . to the boys who helped Mike get into his first shape tor his fight Thursday . . . and (perhaps this should have come first) to Mike Klomp for setlmff his sights higrh and workinff himself to perfection . . Perhaps Ralph O'Dell wasn't in the best of fighting trim Thursday night his handlers apparently didn't think so, you might gather from a few of their short statements after the bout . '. . hut even at O'Dell's best, Mike would have given Iiim a full evening, according to my guess. No, sir nothing like it . I ain't never see'd Patty Berg Moves to Final of Links Meet AIKEN, S. Car., (UP)--Patty Berg of Minneapolis Thursday moved into the finals of the Aiken women's golf championship wilh a four and two victory over Jane Cothran, Greenville, S. Car. She meets Barbara Bourne of New York in the finals. Miss Bourne defeated Grace Amory of Baltimore two and one. Exhibitions ny UNITED PRKSS AT ST. PETKRSnURG. FT.A. Cincinnati (N) OBI) 001) nil)--I B 1 New York (0) 000 1"0 Itlx--S 3 0 Grissom, T.. Moore and V. Davis. Malone, H a d t e y , Murphy and Glenn, AT DAYTONA. BEACII, FLA. "V«iv York N W)D ll:J3 Oil)--12 IJ* 3 · t. I.ollls (N) MO 010 lao-- -1 11 1 Melton, Giimbcrl And Spencer. Warneke, W e i l a n d , I. Smith and Owen. AT WINTER HAVEN. FI,A. noslon (.V) IW DIM l»0--n 1 1 r h i k t d e l p h l a IN) ... not! OKI 1)011-- I 10 II rerrin. Turner, Hush a n d T.opez, ^V T aHert,. I'assean. M n l c a h y , I.amaster a n d A l w o o d . Grace. AT N E W Oni.KA.VS, J.A. New Orleans ( S A ) . . ODD »UI Illlll--II t 2 C l e v e l a n d (A) ( 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 -- 7 1 0 I) Onhornfr, Walle, Naymiek and Gearce. Feller, H u d l i n , Andrews and Becker. more than made up for his height and reach deficiency with his cool ring tactics. Walden's 'two-fisted attack floored Smith in the fourth as the bell rang and Smith spent the entire fifth heat covering up, and absorbing plenty of punishment. Stays in Corner. Smith's seconds wisely conceded victory following completion of the fifth. Buck Jaqkson of Albert Lea, Minn., outpointed a fellow Minnesotan, Mike Mickelson of Austin, in the other semiwindup fray, coupling a left jab with a crafty knowledge of boxing to take .a one-sided decision from wild- swinging Mike. Mike was aggressive but simply was outsmarted by Jackson who refused to allow Mike to land his Sunday-go-to-meeting, punch, although the Austin man tried vainly for six rounds. Jackson left jabbed Mike to death, kissing the canvas only when Mickelson, in desperation, rabbit-punched him in the fourth. Kenny McNear of Austin had plenty o£ intestinal fortitude the first two heats but lacked the ability to fight Mike Martin of Mason City on even grounds. Smacks Mid-Section. The local boy cagily got on edge in both infighting and long range exchanges. Stalking him around the ring in the third, Martin had to climb a bicycle lo catch up with McNear in the fourth and when he did, sent him hurtling through the ropes with a left straight into the breadbasket to score a kayo in 1:40 of the round- George Katz unleashed a furious barrage of rights to send K. O. Miller of Austin to the canvas after 1:30 of the first stanza. A right to the jaw was the fatal punch which sent Miller reeling canvas- ward. COLUMBIA OU STAY AT MATCH Iowa Catholics Scrapping in National Scholastic Tilt After Early Victory. CHICAGO, (/P)--A speedy band of sharpshooters from Tennessee and a smooth passing quintet from West Virginia were paired Friday in what shaped up as a feature second round battle of the National Catholic Interscholastic basketball tournament at Loyola University. Father Ryan high school of Nashville, Tenn., winner of a two- overtime thriller Thursday from St. Anthony of Okmulgee, Okla., 38 lo 34, opposed St. Joseph of Huntington, W. Va., which took a 33 to 27 overtime decision from Do La Salle high of Minneapolis. Two first round games remained to be completed. In the first, St. Stephens Mission of St. Stephens, Wyo., opposed St. Joseph's of Enid, Okla., and in the other, Catholic of Baton Rouge, La., went against Holy Trinity of Trinidad, Colo. Columbia Academy of Dubuque, Iowa, defeated St. Mary's of Anderson, Ind., 34 to 29, and La Salle Institute of Philadelphia took Pio Nono high of Milwaukee into carrip 31 to 24. Loyola Academy of Chicago won a 20 to 17 thriller from St. Joseph of Pittsburgh and Campion of Prairie du Chien, Wis., downed La Salle of Cumberland, Md., 31 to 27. In the final battle of the night's program, Catholic high of Joliel, 111., three times tournament titlist, routed St. Vincent's of Latrobe, Pa., 59 to 13. It was the high score of the tourney thus far BEES SAY YANK SOPHOMORE HAS PUNCH AT PLATE Cards Echo Sentiment After Seeing DiMaggio Lace Outfield Drives. · By EDDIE BUIETZ · Sports Roundup. GULFPORT, Miss., (JP)--News section: Bees and Cardinals say the Yankees looked plenty good with the hickory with Di Maggio . . . His tour o£ the minors will gross Al Schaeht 535,000 this summer . . . Bill Terry can't decide between Lou Chiozza and Dick Bartell as the new Giant lead-off man . . . Daytona Beach radio station has put the Cardinal Minstrels on the air . . . Lefly Gomez' curve has some oE the Yanky big shols looking foolish in batting practice--right before Colonel Rupperl, too . . . Terry and Charlie Dressen still hope to trade AGONY COLUMN: Guy Bush, bridge, expert of the Bees, is in Dutch with the old ladies at St. Petersburg because he'll not sit in on their games unless there's dough at stake . . . This- way, which won at 50 to 1 at Miami the olher day, was offered to Hirsch Jacobs for $500 a short time before the race . . . Jacobs turned it down . . . Ernie Koy, Yank outfield rookie, hit .480 for Newark in the day games last year, but only .080 after dark . and it looks like he's going to I Newark and the lamps. BELIEVE IT or not department: In that quarter pitching game at Bradenton last week, one of Dizzy Dean's friends tossed to within one inch of the line . . . Friend No. 2 laid his quarter on inch from the line, also, but on the other side . . . Diz shot from the hip and his coin hit the first quarter, skidded and landed squarely between the others '. . . "Hot dog, T can still cut those corners!" said the great one as he picked up the pot. PERSONALS: Joe McCarthy is sporting a new straw hat . . . Gil Brack, new Dodger outfielder, works in a Louisville bat factory during the off season . . . Young Kemp Wicker got a $3,000 slice of the World series money for turning in one victory for the Yanks last season. BILL TERIIY has Hank Leiber working out an hour a day at short in an effort to reduce his waistline . . . It will be O. K. with old Jesse Haines if Paul Waner keeps right 011 holding out . . . Says Waner gives him more trouble than any other hitler in the Dizzy Dean Breaks Holdout, Okays $25,000 Card Contract Salary Set at Just Half of Asked Price When Star Signs Pact. DIZZY DEAN National league. Incidentally, just to show you there is some sentiment in baseball, the Cards have told Haines, starting his eighteenth season \vitli the club, he can have a job as long as he wants it. BABY BEEF TOP LANES Wins Two Contests, Shoots High Total in Decker Bowling Contests. Baby Beef was the high scoring o u t f i t in the Decker bowling league Thursday night, taking two games and shooting 2,577 pins, while Tall Corn and Korn Kist were other two-gome winners. Iowa Select, Midland and Economy were the losing teams, while lowana won three games by default. Moren had a 589 for the best series and 23C for the top single. BRADENTON, Fla., (/P)-- Dizzy Dean abruptly ended his wordy holdout siege early Friday and accepted salary terms, a few hours after the St. Louis Cardinals approved the pitcher's application for voluntary retirement. Provisions of the one-year contract were not disclosed, but the generally accepted figure was $25,000--said to have been the Cards' top offer and just half the price the right hander insisted his services were worth. "I'm glad this thing is settled and I can devote all my thoughts to the business of helping the Cards recapture that National league bunting," commented Diz. Talks With Mrs. Diz. Dizzy said he had a long talk with Mrs. Dean Thursday night, and they reached the conclusion "it would be foolish tor me to stay out of baseball at a time when I've reached the peak, with years of good pitching still left in my arm." "So we agreed that I should call Mr. Rickey and Mr. Brcadon, get this thing ironed out and get out there on that baseball field where I belong." So, he telephoned Branch Rickey, Cardinal vice president, at the Cards' Daytona Beach training camp, then talked to Sam Breadon, club president, by long distance telephone. "I'm Well Satisfied." "I'm well satisfied with the salary agreed upon," Dean said later "Mr. Breadon has treated me extremely well." The talkative hurler, who won 26 and lost 12 games last season, planned to leave Friday for Daytona Beach lo start training. Dean's retirement application reached the Cards late Thursday and Breadon promptly approved it and mailed it to the National league headquarters in New York. Breadon said he would tele- BOBCATS SHAKE OFF ATTACK BY MALOY IN MEET Largest Crowd in History of Tournament Sees Central Iowa Boys Win Tilt. Bobcats Win One BiAitsirTOWN--tic IMAI.OY--2; is tt W i l d m a n t Ilarestad t H u n t c F i l b e r t l f g l t f ! a IjCarr t 1 -1 L ·1 H 2| Lynch ( 1 II 0 ^ 3 3|1. IHeuu'hall c S 1 I) II i j I l i R R i n s f 0 - X Wolfe e - I SIBtireh s a II Kcyser f :i (I ·!] C. Men'hill s 1 I) il Trickcy t II I 0| ' It S1C1| TOTALS K !J H half: Sfaloy l » j JIarsliail- Yanks Take Four With Late Sock, Beat Reds ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., (UP) --The New York Yankees stretched their winning streak lo f o u r straight Thursday when they rallied in the eight]; inning to score two runs and defeat the Cincinnati Reds, 3 to 1. Ernie Koy Yanks' runs other. The Reds put together two singles and a double for their run. Lee Grissom and Lloyd Moore combined to hold the Yankees to three scattered hits, while Pat Malone, Bump Hadley Murphy allowed six IOWA SELECT m titu Somers Groh L o f i n c Schmidt. Hagadus A c t u a l Pins H a n d i c a p TOTAL JMNS 11AUV 1'laycrx-- I.. Kaufman Doscn Kanzcnbach Doc :ir.l Tolal iii.i .11:1 10(1 :«!! graph Ford Frick, National league president, and ask him to disregard the request. Flag's in BaflT. Immediately after announcing he had signed, the irrepressible Dean proceeded to win the National league pennant verbally for himselC and associates. "I've already said t would win 25 or more games this season and it I keep on feeling as good as I do right this minute I'm liable to top my best figure of 30 games made back in '34," he chortled. Gehrie: Set Too and the most decisive victory. Lerqy Stephens decisioncd Leon in the opener, sliding DeRock through DeHock's defense repeatedly to take three of the four rounds. AMERKS NEW YORK, (UP)--The New York Americans closed their season on home ice Thursday night by swamping the Chicago Blackhawks 9 to 4 in a National league hockey game at Madison Square garden. Parker, Sabin Take Bermuda Net Battle HAMILTON, Bermuda, (UP)-Frankie Parker of Spring Lake, N. J., and Wayne Sabin, Los Angeles, won the Bermuda men's doubles tennis championship by beating Bob Murray of Montreal and Ernest Suiter of New Orleans, 5-7, 7-5, 2-G, 6-3, 7-5, in the finals. Parker and Sabin advanced with a C-2, 7-5 victory over Charles Harris, West Palm Beach, Fla., and Earl Cooke while the other team whipped Art Hendrix, Florida, and Walter Senior, San Francisco, 4-G, 6-3, 6-4, TOTALS Score at (own I I . Missed free throws: Carr 2, Wllrtman, Ilarestad 4, Hunt, Lynch. O f f i c i a l s : Oavis, Grlnnell, and llarl- zcll, Iowa Slate. STATE FINALS MEET Al Des IMoincs. F1IIST KOUNI) Thursday ILcsnlts. W a t e r l o o East HO: Illeneoc I'J. Ilolfc 2H; Ccnlcrvllle 1!). Newton :i:i; l l a v e n n o r l :il ( o v e r t i m e ) . Mclrose USi Goicsco tl. Kast Sioux City 'M: Urniuon 22. Oltoscn 2,1! Clarlpiil.i 10. S l t l c t i e l l \\»; Delhi 8S. SKCON1) Ro'UiVJ) Time Schedule. -:'M--Waterloo East vs. K n i f e . :i::t(J--Newton vs. MclrojtC. T,;m-- East Slonx City vs. Otloscn. 8:10--MarslmUlown vs. IMUelicllville. DES MOINES, (/P)--Marshalltown's Bobcats, cool, deliberate and effective shots, are the favorites to become Iowa's next high school basketball champions. The Bobcats, rated as the strongest team in the Central Iowa conference, Newton's title winners to the contrary, smashed their way into the second round of the annual state tournament with a 36 to-25 victory over. Maloy, Class B favoriles from southern Iowa. While 6,500 fans, largest opening night crowd in tournament history, packed nearly every nook and cranny of Drake University's fieldhouse, the Bobcats put on the pressure in the second half Thursday night lo oust Maloy, a Class B team worthy of higher classification. Use Smart Attack. Behind 13 to 11 at the half, the Bobcats, using their smart passing attack to advantage, came back to take the lead midway in the third quarter and maintained their advantage in a thrilling last quarter. Marshalltown, safely by the Maloy team which had won '28 straight games, will meet Mitchellville, a Class B team, in the second round. Mitchellville, beaten only once this winter, shot into the second round with an easy 39 to 25 victory over Delhi, another Class B team. It was Ihe first defeal in 25 games for the Delaware coun- AINTREE VICTOR ROYAL MAIL AS BRITONS WATCH King, Queen in Huge Crowd at 99th Running of Big English Turf Event. AINTREE, ENG., (/P)--Royal Mail, one oi the favorites owned by H. Lloyd Thomas, Friday won the ninetieth running ot the Grand National Steeplechase before an estimated crowd of 500,000 including the king and queen. J. Hank's Cooleen, an outsider, was second and E. Bailey's Pucka Belle third in the field of 33, six of them American-owned that started the four and a half-mile journey. Golden Miller, the favorite, dropped out early in the race. Hoyal Mail, well up with the leaders from the start, finished three lengths in front of Cooleen, which held on to save runncrup honors by a head from Pucka Belle. Pays 100 to G. The winner was held at 100 fo B in the betting wtih Cooleen quoted at 33 to 1 and Pucka Belle at 100 to 6. Only six of the starter.'; finished the course. Sir David Llewellyn's Ego, also well backed, was fourth, · followed by Crown Prince and Pencraik. Mrs. F. Ambrose Clark's Flying Minutes, one of the two American- bred horses in the race, made a gallant challenge but fell after showing the way with Royal Mail the second time over the treacherous Beecher's Brook jump. The other American-bred horse, Frank Gould's What Have You, was left at the post. Fails to Finish. When he finally did start he trailed by 100 yards and failed to complete the course. What Have You fell at the first fence after his slow start while Golden Miller refused the first jump after talcing the Valentine's Brook obstacle. Royal Mail took the lead soon after passing the grandstand the first time and never was headed although his margin was not great over Flying Minutes at Beecher's Brook. From then on he pulled away steadily, winning well in hand. ty team. Newton vs. Newton, Central Iowa confer- Giants Win by Early Hits, Warneke Loser DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (UP) --The New York Giants Thursday hammered Lon Warneke for six runs in the first inning and then coasted through to a 12 to 4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. Burgess Whiteliead was the batting star, driving in four runs. He singled in the first inning homered in the fifth. Cliff Melton, Giants' rookie southpaw, hurled scoreless ball for the first four innings, allowing only three hits. Harry Gumbert allowed all the Cards' four runs in lis four innings. John Mekeli pilched the f i n a l inning. Ira Smith and Bob Weiland were the other Cardinal pitchers. Bearded Cagers Take Colored Team Tussle SWEA CITY--The House of David basketball team, including Greg and Artie Diem and Don Peterson of Swea City, Art Slocld- ing of Paullina and Swede Olson of Graettinger defeated S o u p Graves' Globe Trotters at Gruvcr Wednesday night, 32 to 24. ence champion, will play Melrose, a Class B team which hasn't known defeat in 30 games, in the second round. The Cardinals, playing without the services of two regulars for the last quarter, outlasted Davenport, 33 to 30, in an overtime thriller in the first round. Maynard Roush, substitute forward playing his first game as a member of the varsity squad, justified Coach Art Rust's confidence by leading Newton lo victory over the Blue Devils with three field goals and a free throw. Melrose, a "fire department" team, nipped Gencseo, ,'J5 to 34, in another first round heart tester. Trojans Open Day. Waterloo East and Rolfc will open the second round. The Waterloo school had little trouble eliminating Blencoe, a Class B school, 30 to 19, in the first round, while Rolfc, led by its ace, Al Cudolfson, pushed by Ccn- tervillc, 20 to 1!). East Sioux City, coached by crafty Les Davis, and Ottosen, a Class B school, were matched in the other second round game. The Black Raiders whipped their neighbors, Bronson, a Class B team, 28 to 22, while Oltosen pulled an upset to defeat Clarinda, 25 to ID. BIG FOUR PLAY IN COURT TEST Fans Flip Coins to Choose Winners in A. A. U. Tilt at Denver Floor. DENVER, (/P)--The "big four" in pre-tournament calculations primed their offensives for the semifinals of the national A. A. U. basketball classic Friday, while fans flipped coins to determine the winners. The BarUesville Oilers, with stars in layers, meet the Kansas City Trails, champions two years ago under the name Stag Liners. The Sofeways, pride of Denver, meet the Olympic champion Hollywood Stars. An apparently hopelessly defeated K. C. Life team o£ Denver Thursday night rallied to take a one point lead over the Trails with 20 seconds to play. Lumbering Murray Brown took the tipoff, however, galloped down the floor and scored a basket that gave Kansas City a 43 to 32 victory. The Oakland Golden Staters lost to Bartlcsville 53 to 34. The cool, court wise Safewnys carried loo many guns for Long Island university, winning 53 to The Hollywood Stars showed they could play basketball when the chips were down by thumping the rugged, driving, Colorado Springs Antlers, 53 to 34 Actual Pins Handicap TOTAI- TINS JOWAJfA Players R n m c y Ilaker 1'ln llamlicnp TOTAI* PINS Lit 2nd 3rd Total Mil 13(1 147 -11(1 11£ :tr7 I1G {··'.I PI C E N T U R Y ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., (UP)--Lou Gchrijf, the world champion New York Yankees' most stubborn holdout since Babe Kulli, accepted a contract for $30,000 Thursday anil a bonus of $750 for comine lo terms. His capitulation, after a two- month siege diirinsr which lie demanded S50.000 and then dropped his price to S4u,000 and a two-year contract, left only one player unsiffnccl-- Titchcr Charley (Itcd) Ruffing 1 . I Hayfield Cage Team Wins Zearing Scrap at Fort Dodge Meet FORT DODGE--The Hayfield Black Raiders defeated the Independent basketball team o£ Zearing, 29 to 15, Thursday night in the second round of the Rosedale Creamery Independent tournament here. Orville Hickcock of Hayfield was high point man of the contest with IB points. The Black Raiders will play the Beaver Independents in the semifinals Friday night. Rake High School Has Win to Close Schedule u R AKE --The high school basketball teams ended their season with a double victory when they defeated the boys and girls teams irom Scarville in a doubleheadcr played at the local gym. The mrls won by a score of 31 to 19, making six victories in 10 games played this season. The Rake boys defeated their opponents 22 to 13 for their twenty-first win. Junior Cage Fives to Play in County Scrap LAKE MILLS--In a pre-county tournament game, Lake Mills junior high school won from Thompson, 13 to !) on the local basketball court. Winnebago county junior teams will open tournament play here Tuesday. Bob Feller Shines as Indians Beat N'Leans NEW ORLEANS, La., (/P)--Steve O'Neill, manager of the Cleveland Indians*, is happy. Not only did Bob Feller grant New Orleans but one hit in three innings Thursday, but Willis H u d l i n , who won only one game last season, yielded only two infield blows and exhibited perfect control.

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