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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 1945 Well, Iowa finally took a tumble. It was not wholly unexpected although it was disappointing to those who felt the Hawkeyes would be at their 'peak agains good opposition. The defeat migh have done some good, however The pressure will be off Popsy Harrison's charges, and they can concentrate on the business a hand, namely; winning the Bi Ten title. Swafecfa/e,Ventura, Plymouth Win Rockwell Winner Over Rock Falls as Girls Open County Tourney Swaledale's undefeated girls basketball team kept its record int act -here Monday night by gaining a 33-23 triumph over Thornton to open play in the girls division of, the Cerro Gordo county tournament. The game was played on the Roosevelt floor. The victors had quite a scare before finally pulling- away e The U maj»rity opinion outside ( i n the final minute and a half o£ the game. Swaledale com- if the slate now appears to be j manded a slight lead throughout,* that Ohio State-will be a shoo-in,! but never had the game clinched. At the end of the initial quar- Marshalltown Edges Mohawks in Cage Poll that the Hawkeyes wilt fade as the race wears on. We believe to e weai .the contrary. Danner squad, has and Dave · rejoined the Iowa while he probably won't play regularly, he'll be a big help to - the team. If Iowa can capture . the · Big Ten diadem, a bid to the eastern NCAA tournament in New York City should be forthcoming. Last year Ohio State got the nod after .taking the conference bauble. .Iowa was asked to compete in the western playoffs, but refused after some of the players found they could riot get. away. District 4 . -The other day the Hawkeyes asked that they be included in NCAA district 4, and that request has been granted. Which means ; that Iowa now is bracketed in the same group with teams like .Ohio State, DePaul, Illinois, Notre Dame and other top-notch outfits. ' . , The independent schools will get bids to the National Invitational tournament, while conference members are invited to the NCAA meet. Usually the B i g Ten champ is Invited to New York City. And because the Hawks did ask for the change themselves, we have a. suspicion strong feelings exist among those closest :to the Iowa basketball scene that the Hawks are strong enough to capture the title. ter the victors were ahead by 9-8, _ind that lead had been increased to 3 points, 17-14, at the intermission. By the time the 3rd quarter had come to an end, Swaledale pulled ahead at 22-18. Thornton kept right on the trail, and with only a few moments remaining was behind by .only 2 points. Christensen then began to hit with consistency to put Swale- dale into a comfortable lead. She led the scoring with 25 points. M. Ingebretson had 14 for Thornton. Ventnra swamped Meservey in the evening's 2nd game, 32-7. The winners pulled ahead in the 2nd quarter after a slow start, and went out in front by a large margin. There were only Ub minutes remaining in the first quarter before Meservey finally broke the ice with a free throw. Meservey was ahead at the end of the first stanza, 2-0. Ventura turned on the heat during the 2nd stanza to go ahead at halftime, 14-2. 'After that the outcome w a s never in doubt. At the end of the 3rd period Ventura held a 20-5 margin. Coach Leo Fsbeck substituted freely in the final period. Colleen Corbin nette'd 14 points for Ventura, while Enabnit had 4 for Meservey. Plymouth's sextet took the measure of the Joettes of St. Joseph's, 16-14. It was a decidedly low-scorinc "same, with only one The toughest game has been 1 1\ -played, as we see it. Illinois and i Michigan must be met again, but this time the shoe will be on the other foot-- the games will be at Iowa City. Wisconsin may make trouble, but should fall prey to an alert Iowa team. Past Barrier , The respective schedules of the .Bucks and Hawkeyes are about' i'equal, except that Ohio State I '.must. face. .Illinois--at . Champaign,. and Iowa is past that barrier. The lowahs tackle 'Michigan, Wiscon- l_sin and Illinois -at home,.-w h i 1 e meeting Indiana.'purdue, ·iWiscqh- to go ah sin and Minnesota away from elusion. home. Ohio State plays Wisconsin, Northwestern, Illinois and Indiana away, and faces Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana at Columbus. Illinois, now making a serions challenge, has the toughest half of the schedule remaining. It: includes 3 games with Ohio State and Iowa, while Wisconsin has 4 with the 2 leaders. The race probably will develop into a 2-team affair, with Iowa holding a slight edge because of the schedule. Lions' Record The great record of this year's Clear Lake basketball team did not come entirely as a surprise to us. On Feb. 1, 1943, almost 2 years ago, we said in a column: "One of t h e up-and-coming basketball teams in North Iowa is the Clear Lake sophomore outfit that gave such a good account of itself in the Cerro Gordo county tournament. "The boys played hard, clean Barnes and indicated they could hold their own against any team their size, and then some bigger ones. "The Lions will be the team to Watch when basketball time rolls around in the next 2 years." That was written immediately following the 1943 county case tourney, when the Clear Lake sophomores lost oat in the finals to St Joseph's Johawks. We were very much impressed with what we saw that year, and most of that team is now competing with the Lions, tutored by Bob Heston. We suspect that this edition of the Lions has been underrated. That, of course, should be pretty hard to dp with a record of 12 consecutive triumphs and only a lone defeat, and that at the very start of the season. However, the ; -Lakers have consistently, polled , only a few points in the weekly Associated Press ratings. Few Votes Aside from this corner, the Lions have receive^ few if any votes in the poll. We have a sus picion that might change this week, and rightly so. Clear Lake, while not a big club; is a well- polished outfit that handles the ball well and ''is exceptionally cool when the pressure is on. That's the kind of club that can win the close ones, as the Lions have already demonstrated. They're already heading for the North Central conference title, and field goal being registered during the first half. The tempo picked up somewhat during- the 2nd 2 frames. . - · · ' The Joettes trailed through most of the final quarter, and 'fell 4 behind as the game neared the end. M. Carlson's basket with 30 seconds remaining brought the Blue and White within 2 points, bvit the finsl buzzer cnd-d any other hopes the Joettes had. . St. Joe led at, the beginning of the^first iperiod.iS-iZ^ intermission the count was knotr ted at 4-4. Plymouth fashioned, a one-point lead in the 3rd-quarter to go ahead at 12-11 at the con- lusion. Harold, with 7 points." topped the Joette scorers, while Urbatsch reeistered 14 for Plymouth. In the evening's concluding contest, a shifty Rockwell aggregation stopped Rock Falls. 26-21. The losers staged a rally in the final 2 quarters that at times appeared on the way to overtekinr Rockwell. Some nice ball-handling by the Kockwell forwards--Pearl and Pauline Petersen and Konp«n, gave the winners control of the ball in the:closing stages. . Rockwell took- an early lead and by halftime had built it up to 20-9. Rock Falls came to life in the 3rd period, and before long had cut the" margin to 21-15. That was reduced to the final'5-po;nt deficit midway in the 4th quarter, but Rock Falls could not generate the punch to pull even. Pearl Petersen scored 15 points for Rockwell, while Heiling-registered 8 markers for Rock Falls. Tuesday nisht the boys were to North BASKETBALL Garner, Forest City to Meet Thursday Garner--The .Garner Cardinal high school basketball five will meet the Forest City Indians on the local court here Thursday evening. Garner was eliminated in the county tournament played here the past week by Klemme, run- nerup in the tournament. Comets Add Decorah March 3 Charles City--An extra basketball game has been added to the diaries City high school's schedule. The game wil be played with the Decorah Vikings, at Decorah, on Man^i 3. Tfie game was scheduled because of the long interval batween the Waverly game and the district tournament. This year the Comets \yill not play in the sectional tournament'Because they are in Class AA. Class A A teams start tournament competition in the district. - -. - · - - * · -. Bode Defeats Renwick, 42-19 Bode--The basketball game in the high school 'gymnasium be- open competition. Three were . on tap, beginning at 7 one 2nd-ronnd encounter, o'clock Wednesday, the o'clock. At that time Swaledale was carded to meet Meservey, followed at 8:10 by the St. Joseph's- Hockwell encounter.' The evening was to wind up with the Ventura- Rock Fall." battle at 9:20. Wednesday night the boys finish the first round and jump into At 7 Clear Lake "B" team faces Thornton, followed at -8:10 by the Mason City Sophomore-Plymouth game and at 9:20 by the tilt between the winners of the St. Joe-Rockwell and Swaledale - Meservey tiffs. Thursday night the girls again take the .spotlight, playing semifinal round games. Friday night the boys_move over to Ventura to play the semi-finals, then both boys and girls return to the Roosevelt floor for the final games on Saturday nights. tween the Bode girls and boys, and the Renwick girls and boys teams resulted in a victory for the Bode boys with a score of 42 to 19. The Bode girls lost with a score of 3330 to Renwick. ' . ' - .* *' Lawler Wins in Tourney Opener New_Hampton--Lawler defeated Altav Vista "Monday /night, 35-25, in the-opening-of the Chickasaw county boys basketball tournament here. The Lawler team had the advantage throughout, leading 22-8 at' halftime. In the opening game, a girls game between.Law- ler and Waucoma, the Lawler team won 24-16. It was the .first inter-school girls game played here in more than 15 years. Fredericksburg was to meet New Hampton in the first game Tuesday night and Nashua plays Lawler in the wind-up. * Hansel! Teams Win Franklin Meet Hampton--The Hansell boys and girls basketball teams made a clean sweep of the Franklin county tournament here. The boys defeated the Hampton "B" squad, 28-20,-to take top honors in the boys' division. Hansell led at the intermission, 21-7. Hannah with 9 points led the Hansell attack, while Block had 5 for Hampton. The Hansell lassies had an easy time with Alexander, coming through with a 47-18 victory. Mutzel scored 21 points for Hansell, with Stoffcr notching 10 for Alexander. Waverly Virtually Basketball'Black Sox' Scandal Bared; Involve Brooklyn College Stars Clinches Title New Hampton--Waverly virtually clinched the Northeast Iowa conference title by whacking 2nd place Cresco, 61-15, and New Hampton nearly pulled up into 2nd place with a 30-20 win over Decorah. The state champion Go- Hawks likely will tie It up this week-end by taking last place Osage, while Oelwein is favored to move into the first division by taking New Hampton.' By CARL LUSDQUIST New York, (U.R) -- -A sweeping nationwide investigation of big time ~ collegiate basketball appeared certain Tuesday following revelation late Monday night that 5 Brooklyn college players had admitted conspiring with gamblers to throw a game against Akron university at Boston Wednesday night for 53.000. It was the first specific revelation that any players actually had been involved in dealings with gamblers, . although there have been persistent rumors for some time that bookmakers had been making "killings" on major collegiate games, here and in other large cities. The players held for questioning by Assistant District Attorney Edward A. Heffernan of Kings county (Brooklyn) were Bernard Barnett, Bob Leder, the team captain and its leading scorer, Larry Pearlstein, Jerry Green, and Stanley Simon. Heffernan said they would -be used as material witnesses against the alleged gamblers, Harvey Stemmer and Henry Rosen, whom he said would be arraigned on charges of bribery and conspiracy. It was the old story, Heffernan said, o£ college youths wanting easy spending money and not having it, then suddenly being given a quick way to acquire it. Barnett and Pearlstein, the first players to be apprehended, admitted, he said, that they received a series of mysterious telephone calls by persons who said they could "make some quick dough" by throwing basketball games. They admitted getting in touch eventually with Rosen and-after a brief discussion on: Jan. 22, each of the a players involved was given a $160 bill. The next day, Barnett said, one of them received $590, which he divided equally among himself and the others. Akron's players were "absolutely in the clear, and in no way involved." :. . ' -..- - - _ - r . : , i . ; The players also admitted they had made preliminary/plans for Brooklyn college to throw its game against St. Francis college, one of the weaker metropolitan teams, in a scheduled game at Madison Square Garden on Feb. 10. Purdue Wins 45-34 Game Over Badgers Chicago, (U.R)--Lafayette, Ind., the home of Purdue university, was marked Tuesday as a danger spot for all visiting Big Ten teams. Purdue has played four conference games at home and has won every one, including Monday night's 45-34 victory over Wisconsin, which placed the Boilermakers and Badgers in a tie for fourth place at .500 per ceut. Purdue has split even in eight games, Wisconsin has done the same in four. Except for that mild shuffling, the standings remain the same with Iowa and Ohio State tied for first place with four victories and one defeat, and Illinois in third with three victories and a single loss. Defending champion Ohio State, Northwestern, Minnesota and Wisconsin all have fallen at LaFayette. where the rapid Indiana fans spur the Boilermakers to heights. But -although the Boilermakers are kings at home, they're pushovers on the road where they have lost all tour traveling games to Ohio State, Iowa, Minnesota and Indiana. Indiana and Iowa, however, have games left at LaFayette, which portends ' disaster. The Hooslers play there, Feb. 7th, and Iowa, Feb. 12th. Meanwhile, the conference race doesn't pick up again until Friday when Wisconsin plays Michigan in the second of its three roac games this week and Purdue meets Northwestern at the Chicago stadium. Ohio State and Iowa return to action Saturday against Wiscon sin and Michigan respectively while Minnesota is at Indiana th same night. Wisconsin, which jumped int championship consideration fol towing its victory over North western Saturday, never was u to Purdue's place Monday night. Purdue's lightning speed wa never faster when Forward Bill Gosewehr, Center Paul Hoffma Forward Red Anderson streake through the Badger defense to take an 8-4 lead in the openln minutes and never, relinquish : CLEAR LAKE TIES FOR 5TH Ottumwa, Sioux City, Atlantic Rate Firsts By L. E. SKELLEY Des Moiiies, -- Marshalltown's Bobcats, trapped only once in 10 games, spurted into the se Icct company of Atlantic, Central of Sioux City and Ottumwa this week in Iowa's intense interscholastic basketball competition. The Bobcats, the No. 2 team in the northeast district for three weeks! advanced to the head of the class after stopping Mason City, last week's leader, 37 lo 32, in a brisk engagement. Marshalltown, pacing the parade of Central Iowa conference teams, polled 68 points among sports editors of Associated Press papers to take over the front spot n the northeast. Mason City, which had whipped Webster City the night before the Lfarshalltown encounter, dropped o second place with 50 points. Waverly's 1944 state champions, moving at a fast mid-season tempo or 11 straight victories after a low start, shot into third place n the northeast with 36. points, our more than Waterloo West, led for fifth with six points each were Dubuque, Clear Lake and Cedar Falls. Atlantic, rolling along un- hecked in the southwest, retained ts No. 1 rating with 48 points for an eight-point bulge over Creson's Panthers whose main objec- Ive in life right now is to avenge heir only defeat when Atlantic plays a return game at Creston Feb. 9. Atlantic walloped Clarina. 38 to 21, last week for Its tenth straight and the fiftieth victory in 51 starts of the Trojans, basketbal brothers since junior high schoo days. Undefeated Lakes conference, by 10 points. Central, getting two victories last weekend, is undefeated in nine games and is the top team in the Missouri valley conference. Webster City, victor over Fort Dodge but loser , to Mason City last week, was third in the northwest with 28 points, four more than polled by LeMars 1 tall team. Storm Lake, a new threat in the Lakes conference as a result of its 33 to 30 victory over Spencer, and previously unheralded Hornick. winner of 13 straight, tied for f i f t h in the northwest with 8 points. Ottumiva's undefeated Bulldogs. who could have rolled over and Played dead after posting a 25 to 5 halftlme lead as they coasted to a 49 to 25 decision over Alt. Pleasant for their twelfth straight. were a unanimous choice in the southeast with 80 points. Muscatine held second place with 60 points and Iowa City, which trounced Davenport to take the lead in the Mississippi valley conference,, was third with 38. Burlington's Greyhounds, who can hardly wait for imminent return ames with Ottumwa and Musca- nc, drew the fourth position with 2 points and Clinton's river kings lated on 10-8-G-4-2 basis for the rst five places: Northeast: Marshalltown 68, Maon City 50, Waverly 36, Waterloo Vest 32, Clear Lake 6, Cedar Falls Dubuque 6, Ventura 2. Honor oil--Charles City, Elkader, Mayard. Mnauoketa, Onslow, Ackley, Nashua, Traer. Southwest: Atlantic 48, Creston 0, Harlan 30, Abraham Lincoln of Council Bluffs 10, Bedword 10, Cast Des Moines G, Bowling, DCS Harlan held th third spot in the southwest wit; 30 points and Abraham Lincoln o Council Bluffs and Bedford tiec for fourth with 10 points. The Little Maroons of Centra Sioux City, undisputed leader ii the northwest for four straigh weeks, rolled up 40 points to leat Sheldon, the page-setter in :th vere fifth with 10. How they scored: (Points tab- tfoines 4, North Wiota 2. Honor Des Moines 4, roll--Audubon, banning, Missouri valley, Hiver- pn, Orient, Earling, Glidden, Red- ield, Richland township, Norwalk. Northwest: Central, Sioux City, 40,',Sheldon 30, Webster City. 28, Le'Mars, 24, Storm Lake 8, Hor- iiick, 8, Algona, 6. Honor roll-Spencer, Fort Dodge/Boone, Ames, Rockwell City Spirit Lake, Estherville. Rock Rapids, Armstrong, Paullina, Sloan. Southeast: Ottumwa 80, Muscatine 60, Iowa City 38, Burlington 32, Clinton 10, Pella 6, Newton 6, Davenport 4. Honor roll--Lyons o£ .Clinton, Delmar, Elvira, St. Mary's of Iowa City, West Branch. Branch. .. ^ . . . . . _ . . Wmvtrly ... ___ . ---- .. ..... 6 Creseo . . . ........ .. Xevr RftfnpUn ? St. Ansgar, Swea City to Get Meets the Lakers are eyeing the coming state tournaments with confidence. They should-go a long way in the meets, and without putting the hex on them -- who can tell but what it might be a Moines. trip to Des W. C. Fownes, Jr., Pittsburgh, the late W. J. Travis, Charles Evans, Jr., Chicago, and Francis Quimei, Boston, all have won at least one national and one North and South open golf champion- Oeltrcln Derorah Ottft .371 .MO .300 -OW Boons, (.Pj--The last of the pairings for the boys' sectional basketball tournaments, to be played Feb. 27 and 28 and March 1, 2 and 3, were announced by the Iowa High Schoo] Athletic association Tuesday as follows: ST. A N S G A R -- Claw A: Blctvillr TJ. Osaict, Northwood TI. Sfi Ansj-ar. Class B: Mitchell vs. Grafton, Manly vi. Little Cedar, Kensett TS. McTnllre, Carpenter T5. Orchard. SWEA Cirr -- C U M A: Bancroft (St. John's) Ti. Buffalo Center. CUis B: Seneca (Fenton) vs. DoHlrer. Rake T*. Ledyard (Grant Twp.). Ledyard T*. Lalc«ta, Armstronj r R a l f a ) vs. Maple Hill, Fenton, VUnirsted, Arimtront and Swea City drew hrej. GAMES LAST FRIDAY Warerlr 61: Cresco I. 1 !. ?few ItftTnplon SO; DecvnTi 20. · GAMES TBIS FSIDAV W«verl7 at Osaffe. New ITimploR t Oelweln. Decorah Wants Away Football Game Nov. 2 Decorah--L. W. Buckton, athletic director at DecorEh high school wishes to secure a football game for Nov. 2 with some other northeast Iowa team that has no game for that date. A traveling game is preferred, as the home schedule is filled. Coach Buckton will appreciate a letter from any northeast Iowa school within traveling distance from Decorah. That amount was advanced on account with the remaining $2,000 to be delivered after! the game, they said. Heffernan said the players told him that they had agreed not'only to drop the game, but that they would do it by a "given number of points." Thus bookmakers not involved in the deal would be subjected to heavy losses if plans went through as contemplated. Although there appeared to be no established liaison with regular bookmakers on the proposed "coup," it was easy to see that by establishing Brooklyn college to lose by a fixed number of points, the professional bet takers could win wagers on .both teams. Heffernan emphasized t h a t Promoter Ned Irish, who arranges all scheduled Madison Square Garden games told the' United Press that "It is too bad such a thing had to happen, but I certainly think it is a good thing that the police are vigilant to protect the integrity of the game and to clear other teams which have been unjustly accused of complicity .with gamblers." "If the players not involved are given a clean bill of health, by the school authorities, I see no reason why the game with St. Francis should not go on as scheduled," he said. Police said the conspiracy was revealed "accidentally" while detectives trailed one of the alleged Ramblers as a fence · for stolen goods. When Barnett and Pearlstein made a visit to his home they followed them and picked them up for questioning. They implicated both Stemmer and Rosen and the other 3 players. Although Brooklyn has not been one of the stronger metropolitan teams this season, the Kingsmen have won 7 -games while losing 4. Barnett was the team's 3rd highest scorer with 88 points, Green was next with 75, Leder had 59, and Simon 47. Pearlstein was not a regular, nor was he a proficient scorer. The Brooklyn coach, Maurice Raskin, said he was "crushed over the whole affair." They were fine, splendid 9 Udlo, Mom! boys," he said. "I can't understand what could have made them do such a thing." DUBLIN for your Valentine Larry French, ex - Brooklyn Dodger southpaw, has pitched 40 National league shutouts. JOHN GALLAGHER, INC. MackTruckDealer One E. H. T. in Stock 116 So. Delaware Phone 1W4 RECTAL COLON PROSTATE RHEUMATISM (ARTHRITIS) (Octzone Therapy) SINUS Dr. R. W. Shultz, D. 0. 218-219-220 First National Bank Bldg. Of all the Long Distant* calif that go over our lin«, that* day*, non« bring* mor« joy than-"Hello, Mom! it's m«!" So please do ovary- thing you-can to keep the wirei c'oar for returning service men, and for that* in camps, ·specially from 7 to 1O each night. In tbe lobby of the HOTEL '1AXFORD Mason City, Iowa N O R T H W E S T E R N BELL T E L E P H O N E COMPANY

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