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THIRTEEN MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MAY 4 · 1936 ___ MASON CITY FACES DISTRICT TOURNAMENT w . ._^ * -- - i -t ^--^j 4 * A l ^ « f l W » A Pk · WiWI P" PREP TEAM WINS COUNTY LAURELS IN LOCAL BATTLE Mohawks Draw Bye in Scraps at Armstrong Friday and Saturday. DISTRICT PAIRINGS AT AKMSTRONG Friday and Saturduj-. THoflka vs. bye. Itock Rapids vs. bye. Mason City vs. bye. ·Kctisett, vs. Bode. Kmlnmn v». bye. O'Brfcti County vs. lyc. Excelsior Township v». Armstrong. Baseball fever will be burning at its highest this week in Mason City, with two games scheduled for the Trojan squad from the junior college in addition to the tough competition of district play which faces the high school Mohawks. . Mason City high school earned its third consecutive county baseball championship Saturday, beating Plymouth, in the title game by 7 to 3, after moving through the semifinals by handing a 15 to 0 beating to Thornton. Jack Wallace's beautiful one-hit pitching job sent the Mohawks into the title game as the sophomore right-hander held Thornton scoreless. Only two men got on the baselines, one through an error. Gives Up Three Runs. Everett Fletcher gave up the only runs scored against the Mohawks in the tournament when he set down Plymouth on four hits, but the runs- were largely contributed by some spotty ball-playing on the part of the Mason City infield. All the Plymouth tallies came in the sixth inning. A single through shortstop by Joe Stangler, who batted and pitched himself into the hero class during the tournament, started the Plymouth rally in the sixth. Lester Chehock was safe at first as Harris Dillabough hobbled on his ground ball, and Jim Woodhouse, who had to desert the pitcher's box in favor of first base when his arm went dead in two tournament games, sent a homerun as he rapped the ball to the same spot. Strikeouts End Spurt. Slangier scored from third, after arriving there on a passed ball. One was out as Helm wag disposed of in a force play at third, but two men remained on the bags, and scored as Lloyd Woodhouse rapped a high ', hard one into centerficld. Fletcher ' ended the spurt with a pair of 1 'strikeouts, completing the string of 10 whiffs that he racked up during . the game. Mason City had counted at the cutset, when Johnny Thompson o-reeted Jim Woodhouse with a clean single past third on his first trip to the plate. Jack Wallace took picks on Woodhouse's next throw to score Thompson with a double, and Stangler came off first base to take up the pitching chores, after hurling six innings of the semifinal game that saw Plymouth beat Rockwell 6 to 3. Ed Hert's long fly ball to left field scored Wallace, who had gone to third on a passed ball. Single Makes Run. Bob Cookman's deep single off the right field fence was converted into a run in the fourth when,Mickey Cookman parked another in the same pasture to send his brother around to third, from where he scored on a passxl ball. Mason City's biggest frame was the fifth, when 3 runs crossed the plate. Fletcher started the splurge with a double to leftfield, Wallace singled to right to score him after .Johnny Thompson had been thrown out by Slangier, and two men were on the lines as Slangier erred on Ed Hert's hard bounce. Jim Mulcahy was safe at first as Chehock kicked away his ground ball, but was cut off at second when Bob Cookman rapped one to shortstop. Mickey Cookman's single ended the fireworks. Errors Count Score. The remaining Mohawk run was counted as Fletcher singled, made ; second on an outfield error, anc : came home on Lloyd Woodhouse's error at shortstop, in the sixth. Mason City high school will drav, a bye at the district tournamenl held in Armstrong this Friday and Saturday. Pairings for the distric 1 meet were announced Sunday by to Iowa High School Athletic association. BE AZETTE SPORTS Money Players Like Chicagojtia^ Open Di Maggio Is -Star in Test as Yanks Win Fandom Rejoices As Chicago Ace Gets Three Blows. BY ANDY CLARKE Associated Press Spurts Writer The baseball world knows now that Joe DiMaggio of the Yankees, the most publicized rookie of the season, is a baseball player of the first water. The black haired, quiet lad who came up from the Pacific coast heralded as the find of a decade, has been accepted into baseball's upper crust after a debut thai was as impressive as his lavish advance notices. The Yankees sent him to the post Sunday in the game against the Browns after a bad foot had delayed his appearance three weeks. He came breezing in with Ihe acclaim of New York fandom after lashing out a triple that might have been a homer, and two singles. That the centerfield boards have been moved in Ihe process of remodeling of the bleachers at the Yankee stadium probably robbed Joe of a homer. His low drive bounced off those Boards and prevented him from gelling farlher than third. Yank Guns Booming. The Yanks collected 17 hits as they downed the Browns 14 to 5 but the fans overlooked the perform ances of Lou Gehrig and Ben Chap man, each of whom punched oui four safeties. They were watching the kid from the coast. The Yankees, however, have little on the Red Sox moguls who saw Wes Ferrell pitch two-hit ball to shut out Ihe Detroit Tigers 6 to 0 There are Ihose, Jimmy Dykes of the White Sox and others, who contend the Red Sox don't need high class pitching, what with the bat ting- punch they are displaying However. Ferrell and Lefty Grove pitched sensational ball as the So? won five out of six games in lh week ending Sunday. Frisch Paces Cards. Prankie Frisch, the former Ford ham flash who says he is feeling the force of the years, paced his Cardinals to a 6 to 2 victory over the Boston Bees. It wag the sixth straight victory for the Gashouse Gang. Frisch had a perfect day a bat, gelling two singles and a dou ble. The Giants broke into the win col umn again by beating the Cincin uati Reds 7 to 5 in an 11 inning struggle which saw the score lied Ihree times. General Manager Larry S MacPhail of the Reds, who believes that a pitcher should work on ths base paths as well as on Ihe mound suspended Paul Derringer, Ihe team's leading flinger, for failing t slide home in the fifth after doub ling and going to third on Kik Cuyler's single. IVtungo Is Victim. Van Lingle Mungo of the Dodger; was the victim of an eighth inninj assault in which the Pirates go four hits and as many runs to defea the Flatbushers 6 to 5. Bud Hafej starled the attack with a double. The Cleveland Indians halte Washington's four game win streal by blanking the Senators 3 to 0 in a game lhat was terminaled afle the fifth inning by rain. Buck New som was charged with his secon defeat of the year. The Chicago White Sox, goin into the ninth inning on the shor end of a 4 to 3 score, turned on a attack climaxed by Zeke Bonura' homer that netted five runs and a: 8 to 4 victory. The Phillies went to work on Mik Kowalifc in the twelfth frame t score three runs and register an to 5 triumph over the Cubs. It wa the fourth overtime game in the las five starts for the Cubs. RODMAN GETS TITLE B-, PALO ALTO MEET AT KMMETSBt'BG First Round. Rodman K. Ayrshire 1, Buthvcn 18. EmmetsburR fi. Mallard 8, Curlew 3. ntsettlnger 12: West Bend 11. Kodman 18; Cylinder 2. Second Round. Milliard 7: Kuthven 5. Kidman IS; Gracttinncr 3. i ; Final Round. 1 ""teaman 3; Mallard 2. j 1 Consolation Final. ) .Kothven 1; Gracttingcr 6. . EMMETSBURG -- Rodman high M school captured the Palo Alto coun- ,' ty baseball championship Saturday afternoon by defeating an aggressive Mallard nine 3 to 2 in an exciting final game. The score was tied 2 to 2 al the close of the sixth inning, Compton pitched for Mallard, with Hilborn and Barber the battery for the winning team. The county meet was held at Rodman. Consolation honors went to Ruthven, which nosed out Graettinger, 7 to 6. The Rodman championship team Will go to Armslrong Ihis weekend to compete in the disrict high school meet CerroGordo Boxscores Bold Venture Wins Kentucky Derby in Swift Time Pictured here is the finish of the sixty-second running of the al Pr Photo) tice jochey , itl the saddl , (Cc nt- FANS PACK PARK FOR TWIN SCRAP Association Sees St. Paul Nine Win Eighth Game Against Columbus. CHICAGO, (-3")--Twenty thousand spectators watched the Toledo- Kansas City doubleheader Saturday, in which the teams broke even. The Hens took the first 9 to I behind fine pitching by Lou Garland, but Kansas City evened it 4 to 3 in Ihe nightcap. The St. Paul Saints won their eighth American association victory by beating Columbus 8 to 7. The champion Minneapolis Millers rallied for six runs in the eighth inning to beal Indianapolis II to 6 for their second win in the series. Milwaukee beat Louisville 12 to S in the first game of a double bill and then lost to the Colonels 10 to 3 in the nightcap. York High of Elmhurst Is New Champion of Gateway CLINTON, (.T)--York high of Elmhurst, 111., is the new champion of the gateway classic, one of the best interscholastic track carnivals in the midwest. The Illinois school scored 42 1 ,:; points to win the sixteenth renewal of the meet Salurday. Clinlon, Oak Park and La Grange, 111,, splil second place honors, each counting 35 points. Davenport finished fifth with 29 points. Derby Winner to Run for New Prizes at Preakness Two More Big Races] to Decide Speed of Victor. By ORLO ROBERTSON Associated Press Sports Writer NEW YORK, CT)--Bold Venture whipped the pick of the nation^ 3 year olds in the Kentucky derby but it's going to take the Preakness and Belmont stakes to decide whether Morton L. Schwartz's ace is a better colt than either J. E. Widener's Brevity or William Woodward's Granville. True to many derbies, the one and one-quarter mile classic left horsemen and laymen alike wrangling over the merits of the contestants. Brevity, 4 to 5 choice of the record smashing crowd of 62,000, lost the decision by a head after being knocked nearly to his knees soon after the starl. Three Jockeys Set Down. Granville dropped a shoe and Ihen unsealed his jockey, Jimmy Stout, in the wild scramble during the first quarter mile. Three of the jockeys on the first four horses, Ira Hanford, who piloted Bold Venture, George Burns, up on Indian Broom, the third horse, and Nick Wall who rode Coldstream into fourth place, were set down for 15 days for rough riding. But out of it all came Bold Venture, himself a recipient as well as a giver, in the early roughing, to run the third fastesl derby, 2:03 3-5. Biggest Title in Golf to Be Prize in June Chicago Area Tough, Say Big Money Winners. CHICAGO, (.W--Four of the "hottest" money players in golf, each of whom picked up from 53,000 to $7,000 on the winter tournament 'gold trail." agreed Monday with a few complimentary reservations that the winner of this year's national open title likely will be a fellow Chicagoan. The four arc Horton Smith Johnny Revolta, "Lighthouse Har rv" Cooper and Ky Laffoon, who chipped 517,339 out of the 587,674 total the pros battled for during the winter campaign. While each names players from other parts o the country as possible winners, al feel that the Chicago district has a better than even chance to annej ;olf's biggest prize at Baltusrol Short Hills, N. J-. June 4-6. Look for "Hot" 1'laycr. "I think Gene Sarazcn of Flush ing, L. I., Henry Picard, Hershay Pa. and Johnny Revolta, Hortor GOPHERS BATTLE TO KEEP HONORS IN BIG TEN LOOP Minnesota Won't Give Over Baseball Title Except After Hard Fight. BIG TEN STANDINGS W. !·· Pel.I \V. I-. Pet. ols II 0 l.ODOIChlcwi 2 3 .400 t 4 (I 1.0001 Wisconsin 0 3 .000 4 0 I.IIODINo'wwtrrn 0 » .00(1 4 o l.doonMuo state o n .000 2 0 .1,0001 Purdue 0 0 .000 MlnneHot: Indiana Michigan CHICAGO, W)--Minnesota's Gophers have served notice they won't give up their Western conference baseball championship without a stiff fight. The Northmen made it four wins in as many Big Ten starts Saturday, downing Wisconsin in a double bill. Showing plenty of power at the plate, Minnesota slammed out 14 hits to win the opener, 12 to 0, and then captured a close nightcap 6 to 5. Grossman held the Badgers to three safe blows in the first game and in the second, Pitcher Asse scattered 10 hits. Third Golf Lesson to Be Held This Tuesday The third in the scries of golf lessons being conducted at the American Legion Community course will be held Tuesday morning at 9:30, it was announced Monday by the club. Two previous sessions, in spite of cold weather, have drawn good- sized classes to the local course. The instruction is free to club members. Only Twenty Grand, holder of the record, and Old Rosebud, ever traveled the traditional mile and a quarter in faster time. Claims Mount Bumped. Just which horse was responsible for the congestion at the start is a matter of dispute. Hanford willingly admitted he cut in ahead of Mrs. Silas B. Mason's He Did as Bold Venture went to the front, midway down the backstretch. He claimed his mount was bumped at the start and points to the chart, which shows Bold Venture breaking next to last in the field of 14, to substantiate his argument. Bold Venture and Grauville probably will renew their feud in the 325,000 Preakness at Pimlico, May 16, but Brevity will not join the argument until the $50,000 Belmont stakes at Belmont park, next month. Brevity was not named for the Preakness. Leland Harris, Thornton High School Star, Hurls One-Hit Game for Luther NORTHFIELD, Minn., OP)--Leland Harris pitched one hit ball Saturday as Luther college whipped Carleton, 6 to 1 in a baseball game here. Harris also drove in two runs. LUTHER WINS. DECORAH, (IP)--Luther defeated the Iowa State Teachers 6 to 1 in a tennis dual meet here Saturday. -OUT OF THE PRESSBOX- Earthquakes, Butterflies and Bees Help Golfers PLYMOUTH--3 AB H TO A Klnney If :i 0 3 0 Sfr Ib-p 4 2 t 4 rh'k c-2lj 4 0 3 1 J.Wc lb-p 3 0 7 0 Helm 2h-c 4 0 3 0 t/.W'sc I* 3 1 (I 3 Lnndc r f 3 0 0 0 ShVim 3b 3 0 I 0 liqj-'lds ef 2 1 0 0 MASON CITY--7 AB II ro A 311 0 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 I. T'son c 4 Wallace Ib 4 E. Hcrt It 4 Mulcaliy cf 3 B. C'un 3b 3 1 1 2 M. C'an rf 3 2 1 0 Aecursn 2b 3 0 2 0 Oirugn ss 3 0 0 0 i-Tchcr p 3 2 0 4 Totals 29 4 18 S Totals 30 9 21 7 ·Score by inninss: Plymouth (10000.10--3 4 5 Mason City 200 131 1--7 ! 6 Summary--Errors, DillnboiiKli 3, Wallace. M. Cookman. Accurso, StanRler. Chehock, Helm, L. \Voodhoilsc, I.nndc: runs batted in, Wallace 2, M. Conkman 2, L. Woodhonse 2. ,7. Thompson, E. Hrrt. Mulcahy, -Helm: Uvo base hits, Wallace, Fleteber, .1. Thompson: left on hnses, PI.vmouHi 8, ."Hason City r: bases on balls, off Fletcher 3: struck out. by Fletcher 10. Stancler B: bits, all StanClcr 7 in f. innings, Flelcher 4 in 7, -I. Uootlhonsc 2 In none; pnsspil balls, Uclni 2. Chehoek, .1. Thompson: winning pitcher. Flrlchrr: losliic pitcher. M. H'oodhomc. rm- pire, Stub O'Brien, Time, 1:23. Stack Your Clubs... S TACK YOUR own golf clubs in a corner . . . and listen to some stories about the old Scots' game . . . credit for getting these tales together goes to J. Eckert Goodman, Jr., writing for Sports Illustrated and the American Golfer: "On Nov. 18, 1929, James Cash, Jr. of Omaha, a Harvard law student teed off from the sixteenth hole of the Belmont Springs Country club, Belmont, Mass. His- drive was long and straight and when young Cash reached the green, he found his ball hugging the rim of the cup. He reached down, preparing to pick il up and score a birdie two for the hole. There was a sudden trembling of the earth. Cash hesitated. He could harly believe his eyes when he saw his ball quiver, move slightly forward and suddenly drop into the cup. An earlh- quake, an almosl unheard of thing in New England, had enabled him to score a hole in one." i * * Does thai sound hard lo believe? Here's how a butterfly helped a golfer: "Jack Ackerman was playing his Ihird stroke in a game with W. J. Litlle, a professional at the Bay of Quinte club of Belleville, Ontario, in 1934. His ball came to rest on the lip of the cup. As he was about to pick it up, a yellow butterfly swooped down, striking the ball with enough force to drop it in the hole." » * » · A similar incident is recorded, according to the magazine author, in the London Globe of 1909. A bee, mistaking a golf ball for a white flower, lighted, discovered his mistake, and thereupon in its disgust "stung" the ball into the cup. * * * Here's one about Isaac E. Dunlap ... who was playing a foursome at the Kansas City Country club. "On the 550-yard tenth hole," says the author, "he lost his ball." Then Dunlap related: 'Finally one of the party discovered a small hole in the ground. Looking down into it, he saw the lost ball resting- safetly on the back of a frog. Someone thought hastily of the idea of making the frog produce the ball on the green. We tickled the frog with a twig; he attempted to jump; that threw the ball from the hole and gave my partner a good lie for his next shot. We won that hole.' " * « 4 A few other golfing oddities: In Little America, some of Admiral Byrd's men chipped balls amid tie piled-up ice floes . . . English army officers have a course laid out in Razmak, which is in disputed territory between India and Afghanistan. Caddies on this course are army non-coms wiio carry rifles for protection against sniping tribesmen who lurk in the bushes along the fairways. * * * Probably the worst conditions under which golf can be played are to be found on a course near Melbourne, Australia. Its holes were hewn out of the solid jungle by prisoners. Wallabies and bandicoots (giant rats and dwarf kangaroos) constanlly dig and scratch up the turf in search of roots. Thousands of land crabs from the mangrove swamps that line it emerge to seize a ball thai has just come to rest, carrying off to their holes. Hawks and kites wheel overhead, ever awailing the chance to swoop down and make off with any balls the crabs leave. * * * Odds and Ends ... Another good golf story comes from Bob Feeney of the Davenport Democrat . . . a golfer was trying his clubs for the first time in the spring. . . . and was running up a string of par fours. He became apprehensive . - · "This is funny." he observed. "I must be doing somelhing righl!" * * * Not that it has anything to do with golf . . . but Bob has another story: A visitor to a county fair stopped by the merry-go-round. He noticed a miserable looking little man seated on one of the wooden horses. But what struck him as strange was that every time the machine stopped, the little man made no attempt to get off. At length curiosity overcame the visitor, and when next the man on the horse stopned opposite him, he said: "Parden me, but do you enjoy going round and round like this?" The unhappy one grimaced. "Not a bit," he replied. "Then why do you do it?" "The man who owns this affair owes me 517 and this is the only way I can get it out of him." BENNY LINES UP WITH CANZONER Leonard Says McLarnin Idled Too Long to Come Back in Friday Scrap. By EDDIE BRIETZ Associated Press Sports Writer NEW YORK, (/B--Here is a one- minute interview with Benny Leonard, one of the greatest lightweights of all time . . . Benny is the latest to line up with Tony Canzoneri against Jimmy McLarnin . . . says Jimmy has been idle too long to come back against such a tough little guy as Tony . . . doesn't look for a knockout, but wouldn't be surprised if Tony connects with a sleep producer .. . like a lot of other people, Benny regards Canzoneri one of the finest pieces of fighting machinery in the ring today. * s i Add coincidences: Your agent plucked Bold Venture out of the hat in three separate dubby pools , and cleaned up in a modest way . . . Here's a true Dodger for you: Sid Gautreaux, young catcher, learned lo play baseball in an insane asylum . . .no, he wasn'l a patienl, bul lived at the East Louisiana state hospital in 1934 as a paid guest in order to be eligible to reinforce the institution's nine with his catching . . . Sidney Wood would look mighty fine in the Davis cup picture, but Sid says the gravy in Wall slreel is loo good to pass up. * * * The Rev. William Magee, S. J., president of Marquetle university, is convinced strange powers are possessed by his football players . . Father Magee popped in on spring practice the other day and the grid- ders sang "Hail, Alma Mater." Immediately a heavy hail storm broke and sent President Magee scurrymg to shelter ... by the way that burn on Joe Di Maggio's foot was much worse than the Yankee front office ever announced . . . The Houston Buffs of the Texas league sent to the dog and cat pound for a black cat to sit on the bench and help the Buffs end a 12-game losing streak. * -i ^ Short and snappy: The pros have put Henry Picard on the spot by almost unanimously picking him to win the national open . . . in his two weeks here Max seen 30 movies . Schmeling has Ed (Strangler Lewis says a good wrestler can bea a boxer in 30 seconds . . . Al Buck boxing expert of the Evening Post who recently spent a week meditat ing on his Maine estate, was pre sented a complimentary fishing 11 cense by Gov. Louis J. Brann . "It's good in any stream in anj league," says Al . . . after looking at the Indians for three days, New York fans Ihink what the club need is more pep and lots of it ... Col gate's 1936 grid offense will b trickier than ever. One of the reasons Jack Burns didn't go better with the Browns is because Rogers Hornsby insisted on picking the pitches for him . . . Burns wanted to do his own picking . Those pictures of Jimmy Mc- Larnin dancing with the Mrs. in the Hot Spots cheered the Canzoneri followers . . . The Garden may bring Joe Knight north to fight John Henry Lew-is . . . Philly fight fans tossed a swell party for Lou Jaffe. Evening Ledger boxing expert, in celebration of his twenty-fifth anniversary as a newspaper man. GolE Equipment By Spalding and MacGregor STEEL SHAFT CLUBS from Golf Balls 25c, 35c, 50c 75c _ SPORT SHIRTS That will improve your gome because of the easy swing back. CORRECT TACKLE We carry quality tackle by leading manufacturers: South Bend, Heddon, Weber Welles and others. 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