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Saturday, May 2, 1936
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TEN MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MAY 2 1936 GLOBE-GAZETTE SPORTS Here's How to Hit Slide Clubhead Back Along Grass to Keep Open Face-Morrison RUB BACK OF CLUBHEAO I ALONQ I/GROUNP BOGEBS HORNSBY NO MAHOUT HITS, SAYS STAR Homsby Writes 2nd Story of Series.on Playing Better Baseball. EDITOR'S NOTE: TU1» Is Hie second In » till* of articles pabllslreU In connection with «« Globe-Gazette's fte. f ^IfS for boys. BoBOT Hom»by, Tvbo twites IMS article on battlne. is TM?°% 1 £L? 1 ave£ IxBls Browns, has a lifetime battlnz aver- aeeif .359. and made ZOO or more bits lor seven seasons. By ROGERS BORNSBY There is no magic about batting. There is skill, of course, but no magic. The skill can be acquired by the average fellow who has a certain physical courage, or can develop it, by following simple rules. First let's discuss the grip on the bat. A common error is to grip the bat too tightly. I have seen, in professional baseball, young fellows who gripped their bats as though they were determined to squeeze the wood into a. pulp. When the player tightens up the muscles of his wrists and forearms by gripping a bat so tightly,,he destroys the flexibility which is so essential to the timing of the swing and the ·whip of the wrist at the moment of contact-with the. ball. It is fottow- through that adds length to lute- if the bit is stopped short, the batted balls will lack sting and length. - Next I would pay strict attention to the stance at the plate. While I have seen a few players who could crowd the plate and obtain results the majority of good hitters stand fairly well away. The front foot should be used to guide the batsman, the rear foot to provide the power and pivot'. A good batter never keeps his bat on his shoulder. If he does, he will be forced to make three separate movements before he swings; he will have to come forward with his bat, then poise it, and finally swing. By holding the bat free of the shoulder he is required to make only one motion and is in a batter position to hit any kind of pitch. * * * The batsman should never try to outguess the pitcher, for the odds are against him. The batter should stand up there with his bat free; he should not be too close .to the plate--i would advise a position in the rear of the batter's box, although I know that certain batters- have acquired successful results by ··standing well to the front, but only against certain pitchers. They did so for the purpose of hitting a curve ball before it broke. (CopjTlEt, 1935, by Scbolastie Coach) A1LEX MORRISON says: A sure way to spoil any shot is to close the cluMace before impact. This closing may be caused by one of a hundred things, all of which result in the right side taking charge of the swing. I've found that it isn't enough to tell a player to prevent the right side from dominating and to keep the left side in control--he must be given something which will enable the weaker side to dominate. . Here is a move that has proved very effective. As you start the club away from the ball, rub the back of the clubhead along the turf. This tends to open the clubface; certainly it keeps it from going .back closed. After you have practiced this for a time you'll notice more left hand in your swing, with a general improvement that always accompanies left side domination. Mason City Screen Attractions Wrestling By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOSTON: Tvon Robert, 225, Montreal, defeated Rudy Dusek, 225, Omaha, two straight falls. Detroit:d NORTH BERGEN, N. J.: Alphonse" Bisignano, 215, Des Moines, Iowa, threw Ed Meske, 218, Akron, Ohio, 25:20. DETROIT: Danno O'Mahoney, 225, Ireland, defeated Gus Sonnenberg, -210. One fall. DES MOINES: Lou Plummer, 235, Des Moines, defeated Jules Strongbow, 280, Broken Arrow, Okla., two out of three falls. ANN LORING AND WARNER BAXTER IN A SCENE FfiOM "Robin Hood of El Dorado," great outdoor romance now showing at the FaK theater! The second feature is "Too Many Parents," with Francis-Farmer and Billy Lee. THE ATTRACTION OPENING -SUNDAY AT THE NEWLY RE- modeled State theater is "Top Hat," starring the famous team of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. An added feature on the program will De a "March of Time" issue. At Mason City THEATERS Bj B. J. P. [The Leader* By the Associated Press AMERICAN LEAGUE Batting: R. Ferrell, Red Sox,- .439. Runs: Gehringer, Tigers, 18. Runs batted in: Dickey, Yankees, 21. Hits: Gehringer, Tigers, 26. Doubles: Travis, Senators, 8. Triples: Gehringer, Tigers, Dickey, Yankees, Lewis, Senators, Manush, Red Sox, and Clif t. Browns, 3. Homeruns: Trosky,, Indians, and Foxx, Red Sox, 5. Stolen bases: .Werber, Red Sox, 4. Pitching: Grove, Red Sox, 4-0. NATIONAL LEAGUE Batting; Terry, Giants, .520. Runs: Herman, Cubs, 16.. Runs batted in: Norris, Phillies, 18. Hits: Herman, Cubs, and Moore, Giants, 26. Doubles: Herman/: Cubs, 11. Triples: Moore, Giants, Herman, Cubs, Hassett and Bucher, Dodgers, McQuinn, Reds, 3. Homeruns: Klein, Cubs, and Ott, Giants, 4. Stolen bases: Pepper Martin, Cards, and Allen, Phillies, 4. Pitching: Benge, Bees, and Hollingsworth, Reds, 3-0. Iowa State Golf Team Is Winner in Pioneer Match MR. DEEDS IN TOWN FOR ONLY THREE DAYS You have only ffiree days to see "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town," for its engagement at the Cecil 'ends on Monday. . Starting Tuesday at that theater will be Paul Muni's latest picture, "The Story of Louis Pasteur," in which he is supported by Josephine Hutchinson, Donald Woods, Anita Louise and others. * i ' * Frank Capra, director of "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town," has had a picture on the annual "best 10" list every year since 1926. He started out as a scenario writer and still keeps a hand in on all his pictures' scripts. Some of bis best scenes are improvised as he goes along, however. * * * Jean Arthur, who gives excellent support to Gary Cooper as the girl reporter in this Deeds businss, went to' Hollywood in 1924 with Norma Shearer. Both were photographers' models at that time. It's taken Jean a little longer to reach the top, but now she's, .firmly entrenched as a front line star. * * * TWO STARS OPPOSITE BAXTER Margo, the fiery Spanish dancing beauty who became a dramatic actress two years ago and since has created international attention, has one of the two feminine roles opposite Warner Baxter in "Robin Hood of El Dorado," spectacular new outdoor feature which is currently at the Palace. The other feminine leading role is played by Ann Loring, a distinguished newcomer to the films. "Robin Hood of El Dorado" presents Baxter as Joaquin Murrieta, dashing good-bad man who led a wild army against the American gold camps of California in the days of '49, leaving a trail of pilfered safes and broken hearts. Also in the cast are Bruce Cabot,. J. Carrol Naish, Eric Linden, Edgar Kennedy, Charles Trowbridge and Harvey Stephens. Five lads who promise to become stars in their own rights some day are seen in "Too Many Parents," playing with "Robin Hood of El Dorado" at the Palace. They are Sherwood Bailey, George Ernest, Douglas Scott, Buster Phelps and Billy Lee. Bailey was the redheaded freckle-face of recent Our Gang comedies. State Theater Opening Has Large Crowd Local personages and vaudeville stars aided in making the opening of the new State theater a great success Friday night as a near capacity audience witnessed the premiere program which consisted of speeches vaudeville and movies. Mayor W. S. Wilcox complimented the management for its fine work in remodeling the theater and recalled the opening of the old Star theater on that same site under the management of the late Maynard Tournier. "I believe this theater will have the right kind of attractions and I predict every success for your show," he told the management. "Great Contribution." Lester Milligan, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, likewise recalled the old Star theater which was managed by Mr. Tournier., "This is a great contribution to the community," said Mr. Milligan, "and I wish to compliment the management for its progressiveness and enterprise. I wish them every success," he concluded. Others to speak briefly were J. P perry, manager of the theater; L L. Kaplan of Waterloo, owner of the Kaplan chain of theaters which includes the State; M. M. Moen am John Moen, contractors in charge of the remodeling work. Vaudeville Acts Given. John Watson Moore acted as mas ter of ceremonies. On the vaudevilli bill were Robert Farrish, magician Denny Cross, tap dancer; Beverlj Deanne Billman, song and danc" specialty, and Betty Greenly and Donna Ncal, a diminutive dance team. Music for the occasion was furnished by a four piece orchestra. The picture "The Return of Jimmy Valentine," relating the old story of hovr an ex-safe cracker who has made good in the social and business world atempts to keep his real identity from being learned by an enterprising newspaper which offers 55,000 for knowledge of his whereabouts' as a publicity stunt. Soger Pryor, Charlotte Henry and Robert Warwick are featured in this film, and all give fine perform- A short subject in which Freddie Martin's orchestra plays is also on the program. Too often the politician who stumps the state before election, succeeds in doing it afterwards, too. -Dallas News. Roller Skating BAYSIDE OPENING Sunday, May 3 Afternoon and Evening OVEN DAILY MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR YOUR SCHOOL PICNICS , Write or See C. W. BROEFFLE, Prop. JR. F. D. No. 1, Clear Lake, Iowa THE ATTRACTION OPENING SUNDAY AT THE STRAND theater is "Collegiate," starring Joe Penner, Jack Oaltie and Frances Longford. "Fighting Coward," with Ray Walker is the second feature. GAKY COOPER AND JEAN ARTHUR IN ONE OF THEIR scenes in "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town" now showing at the Cecil through Monday. ST. PAUL LEftNS ON ftCEHURUNG Saints Win Sixth Straight as Lou Fette Adds Fourth Straight Win. CHICAGO, Iff)--St. Paul's Saints are making the most of some of the best early season twirling the Amerisan association has seen in several seasons. The Saints won their sixth straight game Friday, whipping Co- umbus 13 to 5, behind the pitching of Lou Fette, who chalked up his xmrth straight victory. The champion Minneapolis Mille ran into trouble on their home lot bowing to Indianapolis, 13 to 9, in a heavy hitting tilt. Milwaukee opened its home season before 9,677 spectators by whipping Louisville 7 to 4. Toledo's game at Kansas City was called in the third because of rain. FRANCIS FARMER, MESTER MATHEWS AND BILLY LEE are starred in the current Palace theater attraction, "Too Many Parents. The co-feature is "Robin Hood of El Dorado," starring Warner Baxter. · Quad Meet Postponed From Thursday at Hampton High HAMPTON --The quadrangular track meet scheduled for Thursday evening was postponed because of rain and will be held on Mott athletic field here Tuesday evening, May 5. High schools entered are Belmond, Clarion, Ackley and Hampton. Missouri Nips Cyclones in Track by Third of Counte AMES, liB--Missouri's track team nipped Iowa State by one third o a point in a dual meet here Friday, defeating the Cyclones 65 2-3 to 65 1-3. A three way tie for third place in the pole vault gave Missouri the slight'edge. Blither Flingers Allow One Hit as Columbia Is Beaten DECORAH, IZP)--Luther pitchers held Columbia to one hit as the Norsemen defeated the Duhawks 13 :o 0 in a baseball game here Friday. The score: Columbia 0 0 0 0 0 0 000-- 0 1 7 Luther 010 .271 llx--13 1-1 3 Glass, Fitzgerald and Phelan, Pauls; Crammings, Stoddard and farness. Parsons Beats Wesleyan's Runners in Dual Contests . FAIRFTELD, (-- S h o w i n g strength in the running events, Parsons college defeated Iowa Wesleyan, 77,5-8 to 53 1-6 in a dual track meet here Friday^ Surf Ballroom Clear Lake Jimmy Barnett TONIGHT 26c and 60c, tax included CARL NEBBE Sunday 26c and 40c, tax included The .Cecil Plays All the Big Shows ANSON WEEKS Thursday, May 7 15c until Tuesday at Huxtable Drug, Mason City; Marshall barber shop, Northwood; Kelly's barber shop, Garner; Marschall drug, Hampton, and the Surf. Door price $1.10, ail tax included. DES MOINES, kB--Iowa State golfers overwhelmed Grinnell at the Hyperion course here Friday, winning 16 \k to 1%. Harlan Anderson, Iowa State, had low score with a 74. ' "Top flat," which needs no introduction or promotion, will begin a return showing at the newly decorated State theater Sunday. Besides the starring team of Astaire and Rogers, there are the ace comedians, Edward Everett Horton, Erik Rhodes, Eric Blore and Helen Broderick in the cast.. * * 5 Starting Sunday at the Strand is another musical comedy, with the emphasis on the comedy, It's "Collegiate," starring Jack Oakie, Ned Sparks, Betty Grable, Lynne Overman and others. SUN., MON., TUES. JOE PENNER FRANCES LANGFORD Jack Oakie Ned Sparks Betty Grable Lynne Overman LAST TIME Sat. Nite COMPANION FEATURE KAY WALKER JOAN WOODBURY in "FIGHTING COWARD" A Peter B. Kyne Story MIDNITE SHOW TONITE BOB STEELE in "THE KID RANGER" Joan Crawford, Clark Gable in "CHAINED" "GREAT AIR MYSTERY" - NEWS EVENTS RAY WALKER in "FIGHTING COWARD" Now Showing Companion Feature: When Love Dies ... What About the Kids? "TOO MANY PARENTS" with FRANCIS FARMER - LESTER MATTHEWS HENRY TRAVERS - BILLY LEE LATE SHOW --TONIGHT-A Complete Show at 10 P. M. NOW-ENDS MONDAY K George Bancroft Lionel Slander '' Douglass Dumbrille H. B. Warner Screen play by Robert Risldn ,- Story by Clarence Badiagton Kellaad A FRANK CAPBA p»d«eH» "WILL ROGERS MEMORL4L TRD3UTE" SPECIAL SUNDAY PRICE--Z6c UNTIL 3 f. M. C A P R A lops his own great hils-- "If Happened ~ One High!"--"Broadway Bill"--"Lodv for a Day'.' Ij STARTS TUBS.--"THE STORY OF LOUIS PASTEUR" 2 ACE HITS AND NEWS SUN. MON. TUES. MASON CITY'S ONLY MODERNISTIC THEATER Watcf. You.r Step! .11 Here comes -fhe ' ballroom sensation that's sweeping the nation! SUN. MAT. Till 3:00 . I6C Then 21c Children lOc r 5 H I T S O N G S ! GORGEOUS GIRLS! ICome expecting to Ibe swept off your ^" feet/ --PLUS- MARCH OF TIME LATEST NEWS FLASHES Edward Everett Horton Helen Broderick Erik Rhodes - Erie Blore Lyrics anc/ Music by IRVSN6 B E R L I N

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