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Â·y . (HJ ROGER, ROSEN0J-UM Officials Not to Blame for Numerous Fouling in District Tournament Here There has been some discussion about the officials in the district basketball tournament recently completed here calling too many fouls on the players of the various teams. Many persons feel that the men did not overlook enough technicalities. These persons take the attitude that too much whistle- blowing spoils the games for the spectators and players alike. And some of the fans became u little more than vocal in expressing their displeasure after one of the tilts. Evidently those who do not agree with the thesis tliat Â· violations should be tailed, feel that the entire blame belongs with the officials and not with the players and coaches. Warmerdam, Dodds Eye World Marks We think differently. The rules, needless to say, were made in order to govern the game of basketball. The only purpose of having a referee and umpire to officiate at cage contests is to see that those rules are not violated. For the most part, we feel, the fault lies in the players' basic foundations in the snort of basketball. We feel that any boy desiring to compete should~ be made to learn the rules, backward und forward. Just hazarding; a guess, we'd say that at least half the players in high school today do not know the rules beyond the more elemental ones. No businessman, \ye're sure, would attempt to start a going concern without knowing 1 the theories of economics and the fundamentals of salesmanship. Likewise, no boy should attempt to play basketball w i t h o u t knowing the rules. Â§ In the games now under discussion, the players committed the fouls, not the referees. And we feel that if an official detects a violation of the laws governing the playing of the game, it his bounden duty to call a foul, not overlook it because it was not. a major infraction. As a parallel in everyday life, would you condone overlooking petty thievery just because it is not as serious a violation of the law as murder or arson? We think not. You say spectator interest is lessened and the players cannot play up to standards because the Â· officials detect and call minor violations. We say teach the players to play the game from the start without committing such numerous fouls. We're sure that teaching a boy to play basketball according to the rules is not such a superhuman task. MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Wednesday, March 15, 1S44 UP AND OVER--Cornelius Warmerclam, only man ever to vault above the 15-t'out mark, will attempt a new world's record at the Chicago Relays this Saturday night. Here he is shown OH his way up and over the bar in one of his numerous more-than-15 Eoot leaps. Warmerdam, now an ensign in the navy, is stationed at JMonniouth college, llonmouth, 111. One point, however, we think is well taken. If officiatin is to be strict in the tournaments, it should be so throughout the season. When tournament time rolls around, the officials are told to call the fouls very close. No such orders are issued during the regular year. We think Roy Martin and O. F. Moore were justified in calling the number of fouls they did, whether the total ran to 50 or 150. If the teams were supposed to play without a check-rein, officials would not be present at the contests. We suggest a general tightening up during the regular campaign, and a better foundation on rules for the players themselves. John Kramer, Segura Defeat Budge, Woods New York, (U.R)--Two conrpar- active youngsters in the tennis realm, Coast Guard Cadet John Kramer and Francisco (Pancho) Segura, the .ambidextrous Ecua- i dorean, established themselves as personalities to be reckoned with the post-war net competition Wednesday, with surprisingly easy victories over 2 veterans, Li. Don Budge and Sidney B. Wood. Flaying in the feature match of the Red Cross benefit indoor tennis show at Madison Square Garden Tuesday night,. Kramer, who lost the national title last summer to Lt. Joe Hunt of the navy, soundly outplayed Budge, 6-3, 6-2. Segura, who ranks third nationally and is the South American champion, toyed with Wood, a long- standing veteran and a particularly strong indoor performer, winning B-2, G-l. Blonde Alice Marble, the beauteous womans' professional champion, won straight sets 6-3, 6-1, from Mary Hardwick, British star in the top women's match. Kramer and Segura also dominated the doubles play, teaming up to defeat Budge and Wood, 6-4, 7-5. Miss Marble and Kramer defeated Miss Hardwiek and Budge 6-4, in a one set mixed doubles match, to give Kramer 3 victories and Budge 3 defeats for the night. ROLFE GETS WINNER Xew Haven, Conn., I7P)--Yale enjoyed one of its best basketball seasons in the past ten years, Â·winning 14 games and losing six under Coach Robert "Red" Rolfe, former Yankee third baseman. The Elis won the Big Three and Connecticut titles. ORTIZ DECISIONS AGUILAR IN 15 Gams Split Decision, Keeps Bantam Diadem By LISLE SHOEMAKER Los A n g e l e s , (U.PJ--Manue Ortiz, the fighting'est champion of ihem all, balanced his world's bantamweight b o x i n g crown shakily" on his head Wednesday after edging out a split 15-round decision Tuesday night in Olynv pic auditorium over game littli Ernesto Aguilar of Mexico City. Putting his title on the block for the ninth time in a little ove a year, swarthy, cool Ortiz en countered severe trouble wit: A guilar's swift southpaw style and only h i s vicious infightin saved him from dropping his title Battling before 9,700 fans wh paid in a net gate oÂ£ $17,500, th two bantams fought a torrid pac for the entire distance--at time bringing the fans screaming t their feet. Aguilar went into the fight 4 to 1 underdog but put up sui stubborn opposition to the cham pion he earned the cheers an was carried from the ring whil Ortiz left amid boos. The cool Ortiz, admittedly th hardest puncher in the bantam ranks, repeatedly rocked Aguila back with hard rights to the hea but could never catch his fie foe long enough to put over a knockout punch. Aguilar, stablemate of Juan Zurita who last Wednesday cap- TOURNEY TEAMS RESUME BATTLE Hampton Aggregation Hits Denver Thursday DCS Moines, (-P)--The boys tee ff Wednesday night in the first ctJon in the 4 sub-state high chool basketball tournaments, vith Waverly,and Montour draw- ig a top assignment at Cedar alls. Waverly was the 3rd place earn in state competition last ear and Montour was "the only lass "B" quintet to reach the lampionship tournament. Fate of he draw prevents both teams rom repeating 1913 performances nd the records indicate that lontour will be the team sent to he sidelines Wednesday night. Edgewood and Hopkinton, rated s 2 good class "B" teams, will ipen the program at Cedar Falls. Sioux Center, also a participant in the 1943 title tournament, makes its sub-state appearance at laurens against Swea City and Â·ates as a pre-game favorite, Everly and Hull are scheduled o start the firing at Laurens. Numa's undefeated m i n e r s , :ryinr for their 36th straight vic- ory, will go against Russell in he feature game at Ottumwa. Franklin of Cedar Rapids and Mitchellville will start the Ottum- BASEBALL .TRAINING CAMPS wa show. Muscatine, Ottumwa and Burlington--the big 3--wait until Thursday night for their opening shots at Ottumwa. Hampton's red-hot cagers, who sidelined Forest City in the district finais at Mason City, do not see action until Thursday night at Cedar Falls when they take the floor against Denver, a powerful class B school. Roosevelt of Des Moines, co- champions of the Big Seven conference, will play Harcourt in the first game at Creston. They will he followed by undefeated Wiota and Manning. Wednesday Night's Games AT CEDAR FALLS Ivdgeu-ood vs. Hopkinton. Montour vs. Wax'erfv. AT CRESTON DCS Moines (Roosevelt) vs. Harcourt. Manning vs. Wtota. AT LAURENS Evcrly vs. Hull. Sioux Center vs. Swea City. AT OTTUMWA By UNITED PRESS BEAR MOUNTAIN, N. Y.--The Dodgers opened spring training quarters Tuesday with only three players on hand, but Manager Leo Durocher expressed hope that the ranks would swell by nightfall." The first arrivals were Pitcher Curt Davis, Outfielder Luis Olmo, who deserted the holdout ranks by signing for $ii,000, and Tom Warren, a pitching prospect', discharged by the navy after being wounded in action at O r a n. Durocher s a i d 15 Dodgers had signed their contracts and that he expected most of them Wednesday or Thursday. COLLEGE PARK, JW.--Santiago Ullrich, reputedly the best pitcher in Cuba, drew unstinted praise from Manager OSsie Bluegc Wednesday after his first workout with the Washington Nationals. Bluege said Ullrich had a irce and easy style and said he thought the Cuban would be n winner in the American league. ATLANTIC CITY. N. J.--T h c Yankees worked out indoors for the third straight day Wednesday. Hank Borowy tried his pitching arm and said it felt fine. He also reported that his 1 knee, which he h u r t on the junket to the Aleutians to entertain service men, was giving him no further player on the Red .squad to announce himself as a holdout. The R e d s , who have been working out indoors, planned another drill Wednesday in the Uni- versitv of Indiana fieldhouse. EVANSVILLE. I n d.--The Detroit Tigers, still attempting to trouble. LAKEWOOD, N. J.--Manager Mel Ott, himself a 1-A, checked his roster Wednesday and found 21 4-F's not likely to be called lor service during the 1944 season, w i t h Pitcher Cliff Melton reporting for duty as the latest rejectee. Melton, , turned by a Baltimore board be- Cedar Rapids (Franklin) vs. Mitchell- army down cause of an old elbow injury, said he doubted whether it would affect his pitching efficiency. Eleven of the Giant 4-Fs are pitchers. The players besides Mel who are in 1-A are First Baseman P h i l Weintraub, Second Basemen Georgie Hausmann and H u g h Luby, Pitchers R u b e Fischer and Ken Chase, and Outfielder Buster Maynard. BLOOMINGTON, 1 11 d. -- T h e first division chances of the Cincinnati Reds m a y hinge on form the nucleus of a first string scajad had nine regulars in camp Wednesday with only a few of the others accounted for. The latest arrivals were F i r s t Baseman Rudy York, the American league home run champion. Catcher Bob Swift and Inficlder J. P. Woods, all of whom joined in a workout Tuesday. Emery Hresko, 17 year old high school student from Flint, Mich., also reported. He was a star in the American Legion tournament last year. P H I L A D E L P H I A -- First Baseman Jimmy Wasdell of the Philadelphia Blue Jays, listed himself as a holdout Wednesday although he agreed to "talk over differences" with General Manager Herb Pennock when he reports to training camp at Wilmington, Del., next week. Pennock said the Blue Jays hud 23 players under contract and thai. 11 others w e r e unsigned, though only two, Wasdell and Ron Northcy were considered holdouts. Glen "Rip" Russell, infiehlcr, advised Pennock from California that he would remain on his ranch there for the duration. riTTSBUnGU -- M a n a g e r Frankie Frisch and a small squad of players were Â· enroute to the Pittsburgh Pirates' spring training site at Muncic, Ind., "Wednesday w i t h Outfielder Vince DiMaggio, the only player on the entire roster listed as a holdout. ENTER CHICAGO RELAYS MEET Champions of Big Ten, AAU Meets to Compete By BOB MEYER Chicago. IU.R)--World's records will be at slake Saturday when Cornelius Wnrmerdum, Gil Dodds and almost 180 other contestants compete in the Chicago relays, one of the nation's lop indoor track and field meets. The Chicago stadium, site of tin relays, appears to be a favorite spot of champions for setting new world's marks, for it was at the relays last year that Warmerdam set the existing indoor pole vault record of 15 feet H 1 j inches and in the same meet Dodds ran what was then the fastest indoor mile Â»f all lime. j Since that time, however, the! bespectacled Dodris, Boston's pace- making preacher, lias bettered that mark until last week he d r o p p e d the mile time to 4:07.3. The steadily - improving Dodds will make another assault on that record this week-, when he seeks his 7th consecutive victory in the "banker's mile" e'vent. Warmerdam apparently finds the stadium conditions to his liking, as evidenced by his record vault last year, and the lanky naval officer, who has defied gravity to a greater extent than anyone since the Wright brothers, hopes to soar nearer to the Ifi-foot mark. On several occasions Warmerdam has put his long frame over the bar at l(i feet, but barely tipped the bamboo off on the way down. Augmenting this all-star cast will be 8 American champions THE CHAMPION --A hug from the missus is a just reward for Mexico's Juan Zurita, who lifted National Boxing association's world lightweight championship from Sammy Angott in Hollywood. It Doesn't Make Sense, But Jack 2-1 Choice Over Davis who won titles in the National A. A. TJ. meet and Big Ten athletes who accounted for 11 first places in the conference meet Saturday. Among the best of the conference representatives will be the Hume twins, Ross and Bob, Bob Ufer and Elmer Swanson, all of Michigan's championship squad, and Buddy Young, Illinois' Negro freshman, who has twice tied the world's 60-yard dash record of 6.1 seconds. Stars who won 7 titles in the New York Knights of Columbus meet also are entered in the large field, as well as the best trackmen from Marquette, Notre Dame, Great Lakes, Lawrence college and Iowa Pre-Flight school. Midshipman Bob Wright of Abbott Hall. Chicago, was a late entry in the hurdles, completing an 8-man field. Wright. Big Ten titlist from Ohio Slate, and, defending champion in the relays, holds conference hurdle.marks of 8.5 seconds in the highs and 7.8 in the 70-yard lows. Johnny Fulton of San Francisco's Olympic club, was forced to drop out Tuesday because of a foot blister which will keep him out of the running for 3 weeks, including the Cleveland games, March 24. - BOB FELLER IN PACIFIC BATTLE Disappointed That No Jap Moved Into Sights Aboard a United Stales Battleship in the Central Pacific. W) -Bob Feller, former Cleveland Indian pitching ace, was "pretty disappointed" that no enemy planes came in the line of five of liis 40 millimeter anti-aircraft gun mount during the recent 11-hour Jap aerial attack on Siiipan. ships off tured the N. B. A. lightweight title from Sammy Angott, pushed the pace in the early rounds and then went all out in the three last stanzas by backing Ortiz into a neutral corner for furious toe to toe sessions. In these w i l d melees, both landed repeatedly to the head and body but the sturdy Ortiz who many times has gone 15 rounds, was stronger in this sizzling close action and had his foe's head bobbing dizzily. whether Elmer Riddle, 21 game INDUSTRIAL BOWUN'G I.EAC.IJG W. I.. Pet. Ph.ilcn Cleaner: 40 36 31 37 S3 47 . S\vi(t and Company Holland furnace Black and White Cafe Long Standard Service ... Park Inn ODT Office State Guard Company E . 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Private First Class Graves, above, of the Women's Reserve, proudly displays the first trophy she won as a marine for her outstanding performance at the Norgc Ski club meet in Chicago this year. Dorothy started skiing when she was 7, and entered her first tournament at 12. Her home is in Greenfield, Mass- II. A N Â« B. BOWLINC. t Won 1st 2nd 3rd SI.C. Tot. I Macs Croc. 2 517 487 Earl'.-; Fniit 1 537 501 II. Rcardcn 153, 424. Men's League Won. 1st 2nd Kenney's Tav. 2 649 672 H.C. Tot. 721 111 215.1 Crystal Lake 1 633 537 616 150 1991 J. Fonhee 192. 451. Federal Upho!. 3 701 765 781 216 2463 TipTopTav. 0 644 703 7St 3 2136 R. Olson 200; F. Swed 535. Kinney Shoes 2 703 701 815 15 2S34 Neibcrgall Gro. 1 581 648 606 207 2042 C. F. Calkins IBS; W. Harris 450. Buy War Savings Bands and Stamps from your Globe-Gaiette carrier boy. passes, his pre-induction physical YOUTH, 12, BOWLS 211 examination Maanger B i l l Mc- Kcchnic indicated Wednesday. Jrest, Jr., a youngster of 12, has ' Riddle, still in Columbus, Ga.. een bowling only a year but he telegraphed that he had for an immediate physical to set- game recently he eceived congratulations from all advised that Steve Mesner, third lis schoolmates. baseman, h a d become the first of MAriAei? AdD [f L-OOKS MKÂ£ ffe. ELKS BOWLERS TO DES MOINES The Mason City Elks lodge will send a bowling team to Des Moines Sunday to compete in the keg tournament there with Elks teams from all over the state. The Mason City aggregation, champions of the city league here last year, consists of Joe Ferrias, James MacDonald, Ross Radcliffe, Torn Krumbholz, Max: Rilcy and William Gamble. CRACK SET SHOT New York, (#)--Many fans who Allie Paine, captain of the Oklahoma Sooners, play against N. Y. U., say he is one of the best shots to come into Madison Square garden this season. Though he limped throughout the game, due to n knee injury, he made 21 points. He made 6 set shots in a row but his team lost. Almost every other gun crew on the ship got at least one chance to open fire on enemy planes. Bob is n chief specialist. His primary assignment on the ship is at the director's post for his gun station. He stands a regular watch turn of 4 hours on and B hours off --and more when Jap planes are around. He works at his secondary assignment, as an athletic and physical conditioning director, when there's an opportunity. "When we're at sea like this, we don't get much chance for more than a little muscle-jerking calisthenics once ill a while," he explained. His work as physical director actually is extra duty. He also puts in considerable time on workouts of his own. in an effort to keep in condition to resume his pitching career when the war is over. Bob is concerned by the lack of opportunity to keep his arm in trim. He has pitched only a few times in more than 2 years. He said his family hack in Iowa must be having a touch time trying to operate the 400 acre farm near Van Meter. New York, (U,R)--Puzzled fight fans arc convinced that the mad mathematicians of Jacobs' beach have their plus and minus signs completely screwed up when, after 4 straight upsets at Madison Square Garden, they make Beau Jack a "2-1 favorite to bent Al "Bummy" Davis Friday night. Even guys who went no further than the llh grade in grammar school question the mental operations of the "smart-money boys" of 49th street when they make former lightweight champion Jack a lopsided favorite over welterweight Davis, a blond-lightning puncher. Apparently there are 2 very simple facts to be considered in the problem: (1) On Feb. 18, Davis scored a technical knockout over Bob Montgomery in 63 seconds; (2) On March 3, Montgomery wrested the lightweight title, New York version, from Beau Jack on By what the, fans . THE CLUBHOUSE SPORTS ROUNDUP By HUGH FULLERTON New Y o r k , (iP)--Leo "Dutch" Meyer. Texas Christian grid coach who just acquired ten civilian players to go with four holdovers, says he'll use only a dozen or so navy trainees in spring practice. "We do not plan to use navy men who will complete their work at T. C. U. Nov. ]," Meyer explains. "Last season's experience of having our team wrecked in midseason cured us of that." . . Remember those stirring speeches you used to hear about the value of football as physical training for the boys who were going off to war? . . . . Cornell's Carl Suavely says somebody I d o w n in his old stamping ground must be having ;\ p i p e dream when they connect his name with his old North Carolina coaching job. but there must be something stirring when Lieut. Bear Wolf resigned to pave the way for the hiring of a permanent coach. Today's Guest Star. . Eddie J o n e s , Champaign-Urbana (III.) Courier: "For obvious reasons, Illinois' Buddy Young has been tagged 'Mr. Five by Five,' but since his record-tying performance at the lllinois-Purdue- Notrc Dame meet, we suggest the new sprint sensation be known as Â·Mr. Five by :06.1.'" Twelve Strikes Is Out Bowler Marge Worth of Irvington, N. J., recently rolled a dozen strikes in one game but failed to By CHIP ROYAL AP Features Sports Editor Boston--There are so many gloomy faces around the baseball offices these clays, it's really something to write home about when you j come across men connected with the diamond business who can smile. As a matter of fact, they are so happy in the Boston Braves' offices, they are laughing out loud. The reason? Well, let Secretary John Quinn tell you. He says his father, President Bob Quinn. has the same views: "The Braves are all through being the doormat of the National league. "They don't intend to leave Boston or National league field.'* (That last part is an answer to all yousc guys who have been trying to move the Braves to another city, or have the team play its games in the Red Sox's Fenway Park.) "Three Bostonians have gained control of the club; there's a new manager and two coaches who have plenty on the ball--all with one purpose in find--to build up a championship National league team in Boston." The new bosses of the Braves are not strangers to baseball. C. Joseph Maney, Guido Rugo and Louis R. Pcrini were stockholders last year, too, but now they have the controling interest. The new manager, Bob Coleman, was a coach in 1043. He has been in baseball since 1B10 and connected with the Braves' organization since 1937 when he managed the Seranton farm club. Bob is known as an expert handler of pitchers, which should moke him a handy man the coming season. Coach Tom Shcchan was manager of the Minneapolis team in the American Association for the last 5 years. His former boss. Mike Kelly, says: "Sheehan is the most efficient and best 3rd base Bob Coleman coach in baseball. While managing my- club, I do not recall one mistake he made." The other coach is Benny Bengougb. former Yankee catcher, and more recently coach of the Washington Senators. "We're serving notice on the rest of the National league teams right now that we're going (a bring a pennant to Boston," assures John Quinn. "Our new owners arc all Boston businessmen. They have plenty of money to buy players and arc ready to use the bankroll just as soon as we spot the men we want," continues John. "What's more, there won't be any selling of good players to other clubs. We've had to do it in the past, but from now on we're keeping all the good ones for ourselves and grabbing all the stars we can from get a perfect score. On her ninth perfect hit, Marge fouled and when she knocked 'cm down again it was scored as a spare. . . . After two more strikes she had an eight with her last ball and finished with a 268 score. . . . and don't snicker at thai. the other fellows. "It is silly for any of the writers to say that the Boston National league franchise should be moved to another city. I'll take the Boston fans over any in the country. "The new owners have been attending games here for years. They know that this is a real baseball town; in fact, they have been present on many occasions when Tans were turned away because the park was filled. "Give the Boston fans good baseball, and they'll match attendance records anywhere. And we intend to give them the best that money can buy from now OB." Ambulant Proctology CLINICS For Rectal Soreness Consultations and Examinations Every S A T U R D A Y 10-12 1-5 Emergency Cases at All Times Dr. R. W. Shultz, D. O. 218, 219, 224 First National Bank BUc. Fbonc 842 a 15 round decision, mathematical process want to know, do these facts add up to a price of 2-1 favoring Beau .Tack over Davis? Frankly, we too are puzzled; because it is our personal opinion that Davis, a tough little guy from Brooklyn, will smack brown- skinned Beau so lustily on the lug that Beau will hear the mockin' birds singing in the magnolia blossoms of his native Georgia. To us it seems that this 2-1 price is the season's most magnificent overlay. In considering this price or any other quotation emanating from Jacobs' Jetty--the habitat of dou- ble'talk and double-dealing--it is wise to remember that the smart- money boys rarely reach any conclusion by straight-away thinking. A straight line never is the shortest distance bctw.een 2 points for these chronic maueuvercrs. For example, they saw Davis register the quickest main event knockout over Montgomery in Garden history. But they toss that kayo out of consideration, because they regard it as a "fluke." In a sense, that G3-second kayo was a fluke; because Davis stunned Montgomery with left hooks and floored him twice before the Philadelphia Negro was warmed up. But there was no fluke about the dynamite in Bummy's left fist --the explosivcness that could blast rugged Monty into helplessness for the first time in his career of 67 professional fights. Montgomery was a 9-5 favorite that night. Davis is a terrific puncher--a much harder hitter with either hand than Beau-Jack. Moreover, he is a welterweight who has agreed to come in at 144 pounds, giving him a weight advantage of 8 or 9 pounds over Jack, a natural lightweight. Since Bummy's return to the ring, after coming out of. the army, he has won 15 of 20 fights--12 by knockouts. He lost 4 early in the campaign and drew one. The. smart-money boys are depending upon Jack's speed and alleged boxing skill. Also upon his ruggedness. lie never has been knocked out. Davis was stopped once--in his 2nd bout with Fritzie Zivic. Whether Beau is faster than Hie "new" Davis, who had feet and spine adjusted, we do not know. But the Beau is no Packey McFarlaiid as a boxer. And he can't take it in the body, where Bummy is sure to blast him--good.