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...MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 24 · 1937 .ELEVEN GEHRIG HIGHEST SALARIED BALL PLAYER OUT of the PRESSBOX ·By Al Mitchell- ... NOTE: This tale Is the second nt fivo concerning Ibc youngsters who are likely to make the grade with major leacue baseball teams this season.) Overshadowed last year by the brilliance of American League recruits, the National League swings into the training season this spring with high hopes o£ having a banner crop of freshmen. Every club has at least one roo_kie who has shown promise of winning a major league job. Among the outstanding rookies are: 4j ! BOSTON Outfielder Vince DeMaggio from San Diego. Said to have better arm than his brother Joe of the Yankees. Long range hitter. Stepped up in the 13th inning of a scoreless tie last year and smashed a homer. Pitcher Lou Fette from St. Paul. Tops in American Association . hurling last year with 25 victories, ted A. A. in victory percentage, number complete games, innings pitched--291 and number of batters faced--1165. Was in 38 games altogether; year before, broke into 43 box scores. · BROOKLYN . Pitcher Walter Signer from Allentown. Right-hander with B. S. degree from N. Y. U. Appendix stopped him at Dayton in 1934, sore arm got him at Reading in '35 but last year he won 16 games, topping Nypa's first line pitchers in earned runs with 2.9G. Had streak of nine straight wins with four' successive shutouts. CHICAGO Outfielder Joe Marty from San Francisco. Joined Seals in 1934, starred in 1S35 playoff for Coast League playoff for Coast League pennant, and- struck stride as a slugger last year when he batted .358, winning the Coast batting championship. Outfielder Moon Meyer from Eau Claire, Northern League club. Native of Chicago's North Side. Member American. Legion "kid", team which won Junior World's Championship and sent Phil Cavaretta to Cubs. Serious, studious, follows craft of arte - fading stringed instruments during off- season. Batted .338 last year and drove in 129 runs. CINCINNATI ^' Catcher Dee Moore from Macon. Most versatile player in'majors. Sally League home run champion in 1936. Played outfield in first game of double-header last year '·' f0t\''MacbiV'then 'went -in and ·pitched no-hit game. Pitcher Johnny Vander Meer from Durham. Led league in strikeouts with 295 and in earned runs, with 2.65. Terrific f a s t b a l l . Polled as outstanding minor league player of 193G. Started Jate as June 1st but won 19 games last summer. NEW YORK Pitcher "Duke" Benne from Pensacola. Graduate of Terry baseball School. Pitched no-hit, no-run game last June, first in Cotton States League since Red Lucas did it years ago. Expert swimmer and water polo player. Nicknamed after Hawaiian swimmer. Pitcher Cliff Melton from Baltimore. Six feet 3". inches tall. Southpaw. 20 victories against 14 defeats last summer. First baseman Les Powers from Baltimore. All-round star at Santa Clara U. Coached football at Loyola U. (Los Angeles) last fall. Batting average, .340. Had 17 putouts and two assists in night game last July. PHILADELPHIA Outfielder Herslhel Martin. No relation to Pep or Stu, but comes from same territory as Pepper. PITTSBURGH -. Pitcher "Cannon-ball" Hcintzel- man from Jeanette. Won 23 games last year. Nickname portrays his style. From Missouri and at the age of 19 was king-pin pitcher in winning Pennsylvania State Association championship last summer ST. LOUIS Catcher Paul Chervinko from Columbus. Has university degree of Bachelor of Science in Politica* Economy. Has been two years with Elmira and one with Bloomington. Catcher Mickey Owen from Columbus: Called the $200,00 catcher. Led A. A. in hitting most of season, Final average .336, Will be 20 years old, April 4. Pitcher Bill McGee from Columbus. Lead A. A. in earned runs with 2.93 in 32 games. Started pro career with Keokuk in 1933, anc pitched one-hitter against Rock Island. Address Telephone NATS PLAY CARDS DAYTOWA BEACH, Fla., (IP)-The Washington Senators invadcc the Cardinal camp for the seconc game of the "Grapefruit" leagu schedule, and found the "Ga. House Gang 1 ' eager to avenge th B to 4 defeat the Senators handed them last Saturday. BOXING GOLDEN GLOVES FINALS Thursday, Mar. 25 Mason City Armory · 22--BOUTS--22 . 66--ROUNDS--66 ' This show will start promptly at 8 o'cloclc 'GAZETTE S SE LEARN TO SWIM! at the Y. M. C. A. Swimming Classes y April 5--April 10 , Age 'arent's signature of approval: ... ..... .......... . . . . . Mail this form to "Learn to Swim," Y. M. C. A., Mason City; or bring it to the lobby'desk, boys' department, Y. M. C. A. Boys to "Learn to Swim" atY.M, C. A. Pool Classes MACK SAYS A'S WON'T BE EASY Young Team to Be Bettered This Season; Must Play Early Road Games. NOTE: This Is another in a scries dealing ivilh major league baseball. By j. P. MCKNIGHT MEXICO CITX (/P) -- Senor Connie Mack heads back to the United States this week with another charge of diamond dynamite, prepared a la Mexicans, in lis pocket. While predicting no pennant noi' even first division berth for the 1937 Philadelphia Athletics--he .ikes the New York Yankees and :he Detroit Tigers in the race-:he 74-year-old manager, beginning his fifty-fourth year in the game, nevertheless is enthused over his young club. "We've come along fast here lately," said Mack as his squad of 20 candidates rounded out four weeks' work in Mexico City's rarefied atmosphere, "and we'll be an improved--greatly improved-team over 1936 (when the A's occupied the cellar berth). "We're Not Easy." "I'll tell you this: No club is going lo find us easy this year. We'll make trouble for the best of them. "I've got a lot better team than I thought I had when I came down and it will get better as we go along. "We have as good an outfield as there is in the league. Our catching will be first rate. This crop of young pitchers we've got together has some of the finest prospects in it I've ever seen." One thing Mack greatly laments: The schedule makers booked the Athletics at home in only five of their first 24 games. "A young team would settle down more quickly at home," he explained. "It needs the cheering of the .fans. It's tough on xis to be on the road so much right at the start." Likely Lineup. Camp followers picked this as the likely lineup for the opening day game at Washington, April 19. Pitcher--Harry Kelley, the 30 year old right hander from Wynne, Ark., the A's most effective hurler last year. Catcher--Frankie Hayes, 22 year old receiver Mack believes will take rank with ; the best. However, Huyes will be hard pul to keep Earle Brucker, 32 year old recruit from Portland, and his booming bat out of the lineup. First base--Alfred Lovcll Dean, the 20 year old Duke university product whose steady improvement has borne out the promise he showed in 1936. CissclE Back Again. Second base--Chalmers Cissell, hoping at 32 to show Connie Mack his recall from Baltimore was no mistake. Shortstop -- Lamar "Skeeter 1 Newsome, smallest of the A's big men, sound defensively but weak at bat. Jack Pe'erson, heavy hitting recruit from Albany, is aflei Newsome's job. Third base--Bill Werber, acquired from Boston, whose pcppei has lent needed fire to.the infield .work. Right Held--Wally Moses, shining star of the club whose .345 topped the club's batters in 1936 Moses has an understudy, Clarence "Ace'i Parker, all-Amefican football player at Duke. Center field--Fleet Lou Finney, relieved of his last season's first base duties by Dean's rapid rise. Left field--Indian Bob Johnson, another established s'tar expected to hit in the clean-up position. *First Spring Session Set for Mason Cityans by Local Instructor. A'S TO MEET ACES MEXICO CITY, ( / P ) -- C o n n i e Mack, expecting real competition in the States next week, hopes to arrange a game within the ncx few days in which his Athletic\will meet an all-star team of the ibcst available Mexican players. Mason City boys and young men vill "Learn to Swim" during the veck of April 5 to 10 at the Y. M. "!, A., in the first spring vacation swimming class to be sponsored y the local association, it was announced Wednesday by Physical Director Herb Templin. Membership in the Y. M. C. A. s not required of "Learn to 5wim-mers,"'and the only restriction will be a minimum age ot 10 years. Any boy 10 years or more old may "Learn to Swim" in the week's program. Must Have Signature. Class members under 21 years of age will be required to presenl an application blank with a parent's signature of approval. The application blank is published elsewhere on this page. The form, including name., street address, telephone numbei and age, as well as the parent's signature, may be sent to "Learn to Swim" in care of the Y. M. C A- or may be brought to the boys department desk. The deadline for making applications has been set for 6 o'clock Wednesday, March 31. Must Be Turned In. All blanks must be mailed or brought in to the Y. M. C. A. by that time, to be included in the class lists. Beginning swimmers will receive the greater share of attention during the "Learn to Swin' campaign; more advanced members of the class, including thos who have enrolled in previous "Learn to Swim" campaigns, wil be dismissed until the latter par of the week's course. "Learn to Swim-mers" will provide their own towels, or may ren them at the Y.. M. C. -A. Oxford Wins Honors Over Cantabs, Rows to Get Thames Race LONDON, (XP)-After 13 successive defeats, Oxford university Wednesday defeated Cambridge in their eighty-ninth annual boa race on the Thames. A half million spectators sa\v Oxford win one of the most sensational races of the long serie that began in 1S29. After a terrific dog fight d u r i n j more than 3',fe miles of the course of four miles, 376 yards, the Darl Blues pulled away to win by thro lengths. The time was 22 minutes 39 seconds, as against the cours record of 18:03 set by Cambridge in 1934. Not since 1923 had Oxford been able to whip the Cantabs. The lat est victory, as a matter of fact was only Oxford's second sine the war. Shute, Smith Share Lead in South Mee PINEHURST, N. Car., (UP)-Denny Shute and Horton Smitl rolled over Pinehurst's treacher ous No. 2 course in five under pa Tuesday and tied for the lead ii the annual north and south oper golf tournament with 67's. Sam Snead, White Sulphu Springs, W. Va., and Byron Ncl son. Reading. Pa., carded G8 apiece Willie MacFarlane of Tuckahoe N. Y., and Paul Runyan, Whit Plains, W. Y., were tied at 60. Junior Golf Tourney to Get State's Ace IOWA CITY, (/PI--Charles Ken nett, University o[ Iowa gol coach, said'Wednesday plans ar underway to expand the annua eastern Iowa junior golf meet t a state-wide affair. The 36-hole medal play tourna ment will be on the universit course in June but a definite dat has not been set. Chase Fannon o Centerville won the eastern low junior title last summer. NEVERS ARRIVES IOWA CITY, (fP)--Ernie Nev- crs, former LaFayette college football coach, will arrive here lale this week to assume his new duties as the University of Iowa backfield coach. YANKS PUT OUT BIGGEST CHECKS FOR STAR CLUB 'hvee Millions to Be Paid in Major League Salary Lists This Season. By ALAN GOULD NEW YORK, (IP) -- Topped off y Lou Gehrig's $30,000 contract, vhich makes the Yankees' iron nan the highest salaried figure 1 mong baseball players or manners for the first time in his areer, the 1937 major league pay- oil is the fattest on record. On tlie basis of information lathered by the Associated Press, he aggregate in salaries to be laid this season by the IB clubs ·xceeds 53,200,000. As befits their tatus as world champions, the lew York Yankees will break heir own all-time mark by pay- ng something like $368,000 to the lired hands. Gehrig's salary b o o s t s him lightly above the. two highest laid managers, Marse Joe McCar- liy of the Yankees and Mickey ^ochranc, backstopping boss of the Detroit Tigers. Each is understood o be on the payroll for $35,000. Hochrane's salary includes an additional amount for holding the ice presidency of the club. Bosses Lead Payrolls. Managers will be the highest aid men on 11 of the 16 clubs. Top figure in the National league s the pilot of the champion New York Giants, Bill Terry, whose 'ive year contract calling for 527,JOO annually has two years to go. Dizzy Dean, understood to have iigned for $25,000, is the highest paid pitcher, topping his two nearest rivals, Bob Grove o£ the Red Sox and Car) Hubbell of the Giants by $2,500 each. A total of 36 players, 24 in the American and 32 in the Nations eague, will 1 draw down $15,000 or more for,their season's chores. Although most big league clubs withhold theiv payroll secrets, preseason 'publicity has combinec with income tax reports / to shoe more light than heretofore on the details. The following list of highci salaried men is based on reliable information: AMERICAN LEAGUE Yankees -- Mickey Cochrane manager, 535,000; Charley Gehringer, $17,000; Al Simmons, 516,000 Hank Greenberg, $15,000. Indians--Earl Averill, $16,000 Johnny Allen, $16,000; Steve P'Neill, manager, $15,000. : ' Hed Sox--Joe Crbnin, manager $25,000; Bob Grove, $22,500; Jimmie Foxx, $22,000; Wes Ferrell $18,000. White Sox--Luke Appling, S18,- 500; Jimmy Dykes, manager, $18,000;'Zeke Bonura, $11,000. Senators--Bucky Harris, man ager, $15.000; Buck Newsom, $11,000; Buddy Myer, $i 0,000. Browns--Rogers Hornsby, manager, $18,000; Joe Vosmik. $12,000; Rollie Hemsley, $10,000. Athletics--Connie Maclc, manager, $25,000; Bill Werber, $9,000 Wally Moses, $8,000. NATIONAL LEAGUE. Giants--Bill Terry, manager $27,500; Carl Hubbell, $22,500 Mel Ott, $16,000. Cardinals--Dizzy Dean, 525.000 Frank Frisch, manager, $20,000 Lon Warneke, $15,000. Cubs--Charley Grimm; man ager. $18,000; Cabby Hartnelt $16,000; Larry French and Billy Herman, $15,000 each. "Pirates--Pie Traynor, managei $17,500; Paul Waner, estimated $15,000 but not yet actually signed; Arky Vaughn, $12,500. Dodgers--Van Mungo, $15,000 Burleigh Grimes, manager, $12, 000; Joe Stripp, $10,000. Reds--Charley. Drcssen, man ager, $12,000; Paul Derringer $11,000; Kiki Cuyler, $10,000. Bees--Bill MeKechnie, man ager, $13,500; Wally Berger, $12,' 000; Al Lopez, $10,000. Phillies--Jimmy Wilson, mana ager, $12,000; Chuck Klein, $11, 000; Dolph Camilli, $8,000. Cleveland Team Not Seeking Iowa's Ace NEW ORLEANS, (/P)--Cy SInp nicka, general manager ot th Cleveland Indians, said Wednes day the club was "not interested in Harold Manders, University o Iowa pitcher, after looking hir over at Baton Rouge. "A nice little pitcher," sail Slapnicka, "but it was more of courtesy visit because Manders i Bob Feller's cousin." Exhibitions Hj- l/'NITF.I) PRESS AT t . A K I U . A N I ) , FI.A. Wjisbiri£lrin (A) . ir:) KtO 11)11-- 7 1 Dftrail ( A t . . Itllt IHIt 1)10-- ^ R Coiirn, I.anahan and I I O R n n , M i l l i e * . T.ogan, J. S u l i i v a n , LawRtin and Ti belts. AT i.vxsmma, FI.A. S(. r.oilk ( N ) . Id'i Kill HIM-- I B nncbtbier (ir.) unii mm (mn-- o K Smith, chambers and Cliervlnko. Maher, Wahonick, Diinkle and Erlek son. AT SAKASOTA, FLA. Cincinnati (N ... 001 DIO '.iOO-- -1 7.1 Boston (A) ... 010 5H11 nix-- 7 12 HollIngKwurth. SI. Davis, Harrett an Lombard!, V. Davis. W. Ferrell, Oiternilleller, M i d k l f f an R. Ferrell, neSautrl*. AT ST. FETERSIWRG. FI.A. Brooklyn X) 031 100 100-- fl 10 New Ynrk ( A ) . . 300 220 2ox-- 0 D Frankhonse, JelfeoaC And Thelp: Klumnp. Murphy, W i c k e r and Raker. AT NKW Oni.KANS (Game called end ntntli. rtarknp*^) N'eiv Orleans ( S A ) ;UI on) 1 0 1 -- i n la C l e v e l a n d (A) nmi (100' IK[»--10 I'i IVaHf. Ojhnrne, WMkhn, N a y m i c k Hrrntfelti.. .Marrravln and Uenclrir. Heise, zuber, Kardow and Ilclf. GAZETTE S Legislature May Block Chicago Go Captains Squad ORIN THOMPSON THOMPSON GETS MOHAWKS'LEAD State Mat Champ to Head Mason City Wrestling Team Next Year.- A state champion will succeed liis older brother as captain o£ Vlason City high school's wrest- iing squad next season, when Orin Thompson leads'" the Mohawks through their-mat campaign. Johnny Thombson; who wres- Iowa Daily Press Set to Announce All-Star Squad Friday to See State's Best Gagers Get Places on All-Iowa Teams Chosen Through Coaches' Ballots. DES MO1NES, (IDPA)--The selections have been made, photographs have been rounded up and plans are moving forward steadily for the revelation, to the basketball fans of lott'a, ot 24 players who have been chosen for all-state positions. From the 852 teams and their 8,520 players who entered the sectional tournaments, an all-state committee of sports writers on papers belonging to the Iowa Daily Press association, has culled the best for three teams and an honor roll. Announcement o£ winners on the all-state teams will be made Friday of this week. At the same time you will be able to see their pictures and read a sketch about each man. On Saturday, the second team pictures and sketches will appear and on Monday pictures of the third all-state team and sketches will be published. The Globe-Gazette had a part in this selection as its sports editor was one of those who sent out ballots to coaches, officials and writers, asking them to select the "best player you have seen in ac- tled at 135 pounds this season, was captain o£ the 1936-37 squad. The new captain, elected Tuesday, won his title at Fort Dodge, coming back in an overtime session with an aggressive attack that carried him through the championship bout in the 115 pound division. Mason City placed fifth in the slate meet, behind Fort Dodge's champions', Clarion, Waterloo East and Valley Junction. tion this year" for study as an all- state selection. Tournament play was not the sole factor as it will be readily noted that some boys have made the teams who did not engage in the final or district rounds o£ play. The general worth of the player was the big element considered by the judges. As one ot those who may have followed the fortunes of a high school team all year, you will be interested in these selections. Watch Friday's Globe-Gazette for the all-stale selections. Rookies Hurl Cards to Win Over Minors LEESBURG, Fla., (UP)--Rookies Ira Smith and Johnny Chambers pitched the St. Louis Cardinals lo a 4 to 0 victory over the Rochester Red Wings of the International league Tuesday. SENATE PASSES RULE TO PLACE LIMIT ON PRICE Promoter Says No Fight for Chicago if Bill Becomes Law; $!OTopSet. SPRINGFIELD, 111., (UP)--A new obstacle in the .way of the scheduled heavyweight championship fight at Chicago between James J. Braddock and Joe Louis loomed Wednesday, after the senate of the state general assembly unanimously passed a bill to limit the price of tickets to the bout to $10. Informed of the senate action, Joe Foley, Chicago promoter ol the fight, said: "If the house passes that bill and it becomes law with the governor's signature there will be no fight." No Dissenting Voie. The measure,- sponsored by Senator Joseph Mendel, D., Chicago, was passed 36 to 0 following discussions in which charges were made that legislators were trying to "shake down" the fight promoter for free tickets. Foley had scaled ticket prices from $2.20 to $27.50 for a possible $1,100,000 gate. Comiskey park, where the fight is scheduled to be held, seats 80,000 persons. Senator George Maypole, D., Chicago, president pro tern o£ the (Timi lo Nexl Pane) ROOM FOR YOU --because you're driving the bellwether car of the I F you want to see why Buick is leader of the flock --just take seat behind this willing wheel and give the standout performer of 1937 its head. You'll drive from dawn to evening--and want to keep on going, so fresh and eager and unvveary do you feel -- for the truth is you merely guide rather than drive this beautifully balanced car. Carrying you onward is the ablest straight- eight engine in the world -- the quiet, whine- less Buick oil-cushioned valve-in-head straight eight. Easy-chair comfort rests back and shoulders all the way--stout frame and ample bulk give firm safety to your ride, steadiness to every mile. So you set the pace--keep up front without fatigue or effort year. There's room for you this year at the head of the procession. This standout car is yours for a mere three or four dollars a week more than those in the very lowest price field. So come on, get up front, where you belong. If you see the nearest dealer now, you'll have a Buick in your garage by the time warm weather arrives. YOUR MONEY GOES FARTHER IN A CENERAt MOTORS CAR Company Phone 288

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