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FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 1943 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Mohawks, Lindblom Clash Friday Night VISITORS WILL BE GUESTS AT FRIDAY DANCE Mason City to Play North Des Moines 5 in Saturday Game Llndblgnt Mohior Perisin PROBABLE STARTING LINEUPS J»»«on Clly r,,. Day. Pee Wee ..... F Bruns. P ......... F "?'!"«" ........... C ........ Scalamera *M " ............. G B«y.Fats ......... G Time-- T:M p. in. Place-- Hoosevell fleldhousc. Officiat-- Goldberg and Mau. tstunated attendance-- 2.500. Mason City's only home basketball game until Feb. 12 will be played Friday night when the I/indblom team of Chicago meets the Mohawks on the Roosevelt fieldhouse floor at 7:30 o'clock in a game for the benefit o£ the Citizens Victory committee. Coach Morrie Swiryn and his squad arrived in Mason City at 7:45 Friday morning and established headquarters at the Hotel Hanford. The squad plans to spend the day resting before leaving for the fieldhouse. The doors at the gymnasium will open at 6:30 o'clock in order to enable early arrivals to secure seats and to prevent any last-minute rush. * * * Lindhlom will be guests at the Friday night dance In the Wedgewood room, and will spend the night in Mason City, Clearing on the noon train Saturday for the return trip to Chicago. The Windy City boys, Chicago Public School league champions last year and possessor of 11 victories t\\\s season, and two out of three victories in the league. Swiryn will probably start Molnor and Vander Ploeg at the forwards, Capt. George Scalamera at center and Klupchak and Perisin at the guard positions. Scalamera is considered by Chicago sports writers as the best rebound man in the city. Aside from that, he is leading all other Lindblom scorers. * * * Judge Grimsley will counter ·with Pee Wee Day and Paul Brnns at forwards,- John Holmen at center and Lloyd Klein and Fats Day at the guards-- full strength for the second successive weekend. · · · _ / = · · - - ·' *.;-·*.-·* · · · · · - ' · . The Mohawks will be out after their 12th consecutive victory of the season. At the moment they stand at the head of the Big Seven conference, with victories over Fort Dodge, East Waterloo and .West Waterloo under their belts. Saturday night the Cardinal and Black will return to conference competition against North Des Moines there. The Mohawks now hold wins over all cage teams of that city. Pep, Allie Stolz Collide Saturday inlO-RoundBout NEW YORK, (U.PJ--With the betting even and a S6Q.OOO gate ^virtually assured, Willie Pep and Allie Stolz collide Friday night at Madison Square Garden in a 10- round bout that probably will decide what niche in pugilistic history each shall occupy. It's a big-betting and big-crowd fight for the major reason that both principals represent defense- industry centers. * * * Pep of Hartford, Conn., who is recognized'in New York Stale as world featherweight champion, risks his record string of 58 straight professional victories against a heavier opponent, Stolz of Newark, N. J., who will outweigh him about 133 pounds to 129 and who is trying to climb back, in to the lightweight throne room. * * * Pep, 21 year old bridegroom end "hottest" Connecticut fighter since the heyday of Bat Battalino, set a new indoor feather gate record of S71.869 in his last Garden appearance on Nov. 20 when he wrested tlie New York version of the featherweight crown from ancient Chalky Wright. More than 5,000 Connecticut fans were in the Garden that night, despite transportation difficulties, and the advance ticket sale indicated a similar representation Friday night. This is the test-oMire bout for both principals. If Featherweight Fep can lick Lightweight Stoli. his admirers will have good reason for calling Willie a "great" fighter--not just another feather titleholder. And Pep then can force Jackie Cal- Inra of Canada into a bout to decide the disputed 126-pound crown. Callura is recognized as champion by the National Boxing association. * * * Meanwhile, if Stolz can snap Pep's victory string at 58, Allie's rebound will boost him into a contender's battle with Sammy Angott, former lightweight king. This would be a springboard toward a 135 pound title tilt with Champion Beau Jack who scored a technical knockout over Stolz in the seventh round at the Garden on Nov. 13. Ft. Dodger at Great Lakes Is Quite a Man GREAT LAKES, (/Pj--It will take 650,000 gallons of water to fill the huge indoor swimming pool nearing completion at Great Lakes--and at least a couple thousand gallons will splash over the sides when Marvin Nelson, a whale of a man, spanks the surface in the inaugural dive. Nelson, a marathon swimmer who has won five 15-mile tides and many less-strenuous races, is so big they were thinking of strapping a cannon to his back arid turning him loose to chase down submarines. * * * He's 6 feet, 1 inch tall, weighs 240 pounds, and has a chest big enough to detour a tidal wave. They finally decided to use this Fort Dodge, Iowa, sailor on an eight-man staff of instructors, headed by Lt. Wally Colbath, former Olympic diving champion, in the swimming: phase of the navy's physical hardening program. * * * Every sailor must be able to swim 50 yards. The new tank, 165 feet long and 75 feet wide, can accommodate 700 swimmers. They will learn the routine of "abandon ship" by diving off a cat-walk 22 feet above the water in full whites and then churning the length of the pool. * * * Nelson won $40,000 in swim- mine marathons from 1930 to 1934, then became a land lubber entering the real estate business in New York. Bat-he couldn't keep his 'feet on the ground, and by 1939 he had raised $25,000 to cover odds of SO to 1 that he could swim across the English channel and back again without so muob as stopping for a cup of tea. * * * The war intervened--so Nelson did the next best thing and enlisted in the navy. "I thought a battleship was the biggest thing afloat," one awed gob exclaimed after watching Nelson ruffle the water in one of the small pools at Great Lakes. SPORTS ROUNDUP By HUGH FULLERTON NEW YORK, (iP--The postman rings several times: G e o r g e Strickler, the national , football league tub-thumper, poses the question of who Sammy Baugh should have replaced in the all- league team's backfield . . . The squawkers about Sammy's failure to make the team didn't mention that . , . Fred Mandel, Jr., has taken over the publicity job for his Detroit Lions and ought to do all right if he can make himself a few more stories like signing Gus Dorais. REVERSED PROCEEDINGS The Toledo U. publicity dept is responsible for this red-faced-report of happenings in a recent Toledo-Findlay basketball game . . After a time out, both teams became confused. Toledo tried to score against itself and Findlay defense prevented it. When Findlay got the ball, it moved toward the Rockets' basket . Finally, after taking the ball out of bounds, a couple of Toledo boys caught on to their mistake and Art Grove passed the ball into the back court to Dal Zuber. who promptly made two points the right way. SERVICE DEFT The four Mehner brothers of Utah, all born in Germany, are doing all right for their adopted country. Frank, intermountain ·tennis champion from Utah U., now is at the United States military aca"demy; brother Fred is flying over Tunisia; John also is m the army air corps, and Heinz is in officers' candidate school Addison Exum Warren, a crack college heavyweight at North Carolina a few years ago is a navy chief specialist, stationed at Norfolk, Va. Well, when Ad turned pro in the days when Tex Rickard -was importing foreign heavies. Jimmy Bronson tabbed him "The American." . . Christmas issue of the Trinidad, B. W. I., naval air station "Exhaust" (just received) reports that bowling is the No. 1 sport but an army-navy baseball league is getting started CLEANING THE CUFF The Cleveland Indians will include bonus clauses, based on home attendance, in this year's Lindblom Cage Squad Sees Mason City on Bobsled Ride By BOB LEWIS Bobsled rides, as any North Iowa high school boy can testify, are veiy sociable affairs. We found this particular one" of Friday morning to be quite enlightening. Our bobsled companions were the members of the Lindblom |Chicago) high basketball team, the quintet that meets Mason City's unbeaten Mohawks Friday njglit at Roosevelt fieldhouse. . Lindblom's cagers, now 10 hours' train ride from the Windy City, took to the bobsled idea with the alacrity of one of their forwards going in for a set-up shot. The boys from the South Side agreed that transit by sleigh was a good way to go from the Milwaukee depot to the Hotel Hanford and see a share of Mason City cnroute. But apparently, it was the sled's straw bedding that made the greatest appeal. The boys, loosening up from the train ride, took immediate advantage of the possibilities offered by the straw. * * * . Actually, 'the Lindblom lads ·were more interested by the Mason City landmarks than Friday night's cage tilt. They the strong believers in "first things first." "\Ve aren't playing Mason City's team until tonight,'' was Charles "Moo" Molnor's comment. "What's that building over there?" He voiced the sentiments of the whole squad. The boys asked about the high school building, the Y. M. C. A, Radio Chapel, the houses and other structures they noticed in passing- A few questions about the Mohawks were made almost necessary by the presence of this "enemy agent" in the Eagles' midst. "Is Pee Wee Cay the star of the team?" "How about his brother, Fats?" "Numbers 17 and 30 on tlie football team," said "Rush" Klupchak, as he explained that they had seen the movies of the Armistice day football game between the two schools. None two of the basketball team as on the grid squad, because in Chicago there is a public school rule that no boy may play both sports. But the Lindblom cagers were obviously impressed by the reports brought back home by the football eleven. * * * Some of the visitors had inquiries to make about the basketball floor at Ihe fieldhouse. This writer a s s u r e d Capt. George Scalamera and Molnor that their quintet would have nothing to fear on this score. "It's a big floor," we said. That seemed agreeable to them for the time being, until they got to see the fieldhouse for themselves later Friday. * * * A sizeable breakfast and a soft bed were the visitors' goals on arrival at the hotel. Coach Morrie Swiryn, a rather- short, good-looking fellow, swiftly completed the arrangements for both at. the reception desk. The coach explained that his team would take' a look at the fieldhouse floor and get the "feel of it during the day. "They'll be ready Swiryn promised. tonight," . The Chicagoans impressed us as being a capable outfit, with enough size in evidence, although not exceptionally large on the average. * * * The boys' attitude was particularly good. They were not the least bit cocky, hot on the other hand they betrayed no uneasiness about meeting «ne Mohawks. "We know it's going to be a good game," said Molnor, "but most of all, we want the whole trip to be a success--and fun." We replied, that, in effect, both wishes would be realized, in our opinion. Lindblom's team will be entertained at a Friday luncheon and with a dance at the hotel after the game. The squad will take the Saturday 12:01 p. m. train back to Chicago. BOWLING SCORES H. and H. Duekpttt MEN'S LEAGUE Won H.C. Tot Kmnoy Shoes I 519 631 537 2.|0 "07S "'i*:"*" - 603 603 630 204 2153 M I ir 1 ° l1iabough »»»: A. Larson 455. N. W.Str-ers 3 641 160 823 43 Schermerhom Dairy-- Forfeit F. Flannapan 223. 492 WOMEN'S LEAGUE 274 , Won Lyons Laundry 2 456 5.'!4 5M Sweetheart Br. 1 541 527 494 T. Berg 156; L. Pierre 35S. H.C. Tol. 133 16-M 51 1616 Y.M.C.A. CIIIRCH VDI.TJEVBAU MAGUE Conjtrplalionai Zl-zl.-Vcn-lsh U-15 Catholic 21-21: Baptist 13-3. Catholic Congregational ... Lutheran Wesley No, 1 ) Baptist . , ' " Jewish . . : . First Methodist '.,." Wesley No. 2 ""* Lost 0 0 player contracts . . . "We're going to have to require the ball players to gamble with us," explains Vice President Roger Peckinpaugh A Brooklyn firm is offering to supply Belmont Park with enough horses and wagons to carry 5,000 or 6,000 customers a day from the railroad station to - From nags to the track riches . . Harry Markson, Mike Jacobs' waggish \vord-s)inger, says Willie Pep is "a manifestation of the escape mechanism of Connecticut defense workers" . And we thought he was a fighter. HUTSON ENTERS BUSINESS CHICAGO. (U.R)^Don Hulson. ace end of the Green Bay Packers, who was voted the National league's most valuable player for the second straight year last Wednesday, said Friday that brines* reasons prompted his retirement from professional football. CONFERENCE NORTHEAST IOWA CONFEBENCE SUndinrs ,,, W. L. Pel. TOwcrly ................ s Decorah ................ ................. New Hampton .. ........ 2 Crcsco ................. n Dclwcin ....... ....... n Sores Last W t r k Waycrly 31; Oclvvcin 21. New Hampton 42; O?agc 36, Dccorah 17; Crcsco .13.- , v,i .600 .100 .000 000 BENTLEY TIES HOCKEY RECORD By UNITED PRESS Max Bentley equalled the National Hockey league individual record for points in a single game Thursday night as the Chicago Black Hawks walloped the New York Rangers, 10-1, to climb within three points of third place. A crowd of 7,500 at Chicago watched Bentley pile up seven points on four goals and three assists as his brother, Doug, came within a single point of tying the record by accounting for six points on two goals and four assists. Billy Beveridge, new goalie procured by the Rangers from Cleveland of the American league, held the Hawks to three goals in the first two periods but Chicago's attack functioned perfectly in the final period and they rammed home seven scores. Swaledale, Ventura Girls in Finals of Cerro Gordo Tourney VENTURA--The Ccrro Gordo county girls basketball tournament concluded its semi-final round here Thursday night as Swaledale routed Plymouth, 50-20, and Ventura nipped Rockwell, 21-17. The Swaledale sextet started at a moderate pace, but poured in 21 points in the final quarter to stretch a 29-18 lead into the 5020 final score. Finnegan made 24 points for Swaledale, while Godfrey had 10 for Plymouth. Two tight defensive games kept the scoring to a minimum in the V e n t u r a-Rockwell encounter. Rockwell took a first quarter 7-5 lead, but was gradually outdistanced by the shiftier Ventura six, and fell behind 17-13 at the half, and never caught up. Scoring was evenly divided, with Cahill for Rockwell and Nelson and Corbin for Ventura making 8 points apiece. The finals Saturday night at Mason city will pit Ventura against Swaledale at 7:30 in the high school gymnasium. The boys finals will be held the same night Dodgers Earn New Title--Junior Commandos Bear Mt. Full of Snowbanks \ By PAUL SGHEFFELS BEAR MOUNTAIN, N. Y., --The Broo'klyn Dodgers, whose antics on and oft the diamond have earned them several choice names during the past several seasons, have already won a new and distinctive title for 1943--the junior commandos. For y e a r s , t h e D o d g e r s have been acc u s t o m e d t o basking under the warm Florida sun while doing their preseason . c o n d i - tionin^. But a tour o£ this resort gives ample proof that the Flatbushers m u s t combin?- the best physical attributes of a commando with the natural proclivities of an Eskimo to train successfully at a site that can'only be described as the home of the original icicle and the birthplace of the first frostbite. · * * * It took President Branch Rickey an hour of mingled argument and exhortations to get a party of 48 newspapermen, photographers and officials to Journey to the new "spring" site of the Dodgers. The Safari, if nothing else, proved that the Brooklyn ball players will probably open the season in perfect condition--like so many pieces of frozen beef. * * * The Dodgers are scheduled to open their training grind on March 15 in this sub-zero snowbound headquarters of the ski and the snowshoe and if Rickey can prove that the thermometer has no place in the conditioning routine of a baseball player, he will take rank as the Einstein o£ the sport. For' inclement weather, Rickey blandly pointer! out while hogging the major portion of a huge fireplace, the Dodgers will have the West Point fieldhouse--only sis miles away on a horizontal line. But he neglected to explain what the team would use for baseball diamonds, located definitely on all the academy maps, but apparent to our intrepid party only alter digging .through a heavy blanket of snow. * * * High spot of the day was a luncheon served at a labie that vied with the Ebbets field out- f i e l d for spaciousness and lightened by the cheery ouflook of Lieut. Pan! Amen, West Point baseball coach, who announced that cadet baseballers would undoubtedly "derive a great deal of benefit from association with the Dodgers." * * * Rickey, who lost his reputation for conservatism once the newspapermen viewed the training site, immediately enhanced his repute for having.a poker-face by answering in all seriousness: "I'm sure they will, sir, I'm sure they will." Publicity Director Thorn Yates added that the Dodgers would not be-bothered by cadets and officers when they 'use the West Point fieldhouse since the cadets' day begins at 5:50 a. m. and runs until 10 p. m. with practically no free time. * * * "I don't know about the current crew," chimed in a scribe, "but it certainly wouldn't bother the Dodgers of old whose day usually started at 10 p. m. and ran until 5:30 a. m." * * * Rickey, smoking a cigar in a desperate attempt to thaw out, ignored that quip, peered out the window at a solid white landscape and said, "What a helluva time the nazis must be having in Russia." Lippy to Help at West Point WEST Manager Leo Divrocher Brooklyn Dodgers will POINT, N. Y (U.W-- -· - ' of the act as part-time advisory coach of the army baseball team during March and the first few days of April. The oppointment, *good only while the Dodgers arc training here, does not affect Durocher's draft status. He has been called up for physical examination-usual preliminary to re-classification. Basketball Scores (Bj- The A»oci»tcd Prtssl Long-»Mjnd U. S3; West Texas Stale S3. Warhinpton and Lee 48; Hampdcn Sydney 25. Whitewater (Wis.) Teachers 43; Plattc- viltc Teachers 36. John Carroll 57: Hcidclbcrc 53. Washington and Jclierson 46; Mus kinRum 34.- Western Reserve 60: Fcnn 29. Bradley 31; St. Louis 35. Springfield (Mo.l Teachers 36: burjf fKans.) Teachers 31 Pcnn (Iowa) 62: Iowa Wcslcvan 33. Loyola (Chlcaeol 45: Toledo 1J. Eastern I I I . Teachers 43; Western Piits. Purdue, Indiana Revive Basketball Feud Minnesota, Wisconsin in Saturday Meeting By TOMMY DEVINE CHICAGO, (U.PJ--One of the bitterest collegiate basketball's feuds will be renewed Saturday night when Indiana and Purdue meet at Bloomington, Ind.. in (he feature contest of another abbreviated Big Ten program. In the only other conference game Minnesota meets Wisconsin at Madison. Term examinations continue to keep the other Iqague members idle. * * w Indiana, the current Bis Ten leader with live straight triumphs, gets a chance to put more "daylight" between itself and second place Illinois in (he Purdue encounter. The Hoosiers can stretch (heir lead to a full game if victorious and put Ihe pressure of making up ground heavily upon Illinois, unbeaten in four contests. The Indiana-Purdue battle is the 68th of the traditional series. Purdue holds a wide edge in the all- time reckoning, winning 52 games while losing only 15. Since Branch McCracken took over at Indiana however, the Hoosiers have triumphed in five out of seven meetings. The teams met once last season with Indiana grabbing a 40 to 39 verdict. Indiana rates as the choice to beat Purdue, but' form frequently has to be discounted in this game. The selection of the Hoosiers is based on their superior record and a home floor advantage. McCracken's quintet has defeated Ohio Stale and .Purdue twice each and Chicago once. In five seasons Indiana has lost only two conference games at Bloomington. ¥ * * Ealph Hamilton, lanky junior- forward who scored 52 points in two contests against Iowa a week ago, carries the burden of Indiana's offense. Hamilton is third among the conference's individual scorers with 87 points. * * * After much early season experimenting with his forwards, Coach "Piggy" Lambert of Purdue has settled on a pair of sophomores, Paul Friend and.Max Biggs. Biggs became eligible a week ago and made his collegiate debut agains) Ohio State. Friend finally hit his stride against tlie Bucks and in the final game of the series scored 20 points. If Biggs and FriencT can furnish some scoring support for the veteran Allen Menke the Boilermakers may surprise. Minnesota and Wisconsin each have lost two games and the losing o u t f i t Saturday will be eliminated from any possible championship consideration. Wisconsin has been the conference's most disappointing team to- date. The Badgers figured in the pre-season ratings as a strong title contender, but have been extended to break even in four games. · · · - * * * Johnny Koti, Wisconsin forward who set an all-time Big Ten scorinsr record ivilh 2J3 points last season, has been far below par and his slump lias slowed up Ihe entire Badger aggregation. q^ ff «f Minnesota currently Is ficd for third place in the standing with three victories in tive starts. The Gophers turned in a top-notch performance to beat Northwestern 47 to 46 in their last start. . Teachers 42 (overtime* III Central (Mo.l College 46; Kcmpcr Military 36. St. Benedicts (Kans.l 43; Emporia State 38. Wyoming W; Regis (Denver) 45. Lawler Triumphs in Chickasaw Tournament NEW HAMPTON--Lawicr defeated Nashua here Thursday night 22-9, to win the Chickasaw county basketball championship. The fighting Irish held Nashua to one field goal until the fourth period started. Nashua won the title last year from Lnw- ler by a 20-19 margin. Previously this season each team had won ou its home floor. In the consolation championship New Hampton "B" team won from Fredericksburg, 30-20. Lawler was off to a 3-1 Iciid at the end of the first period and worked it up to 11-1 at h a l f t i m c . the same score that it had at hnlf- time last year. Nashua scored ,1 field goal and a freee throw during the third period while Lawicr chalked up five points. Nashua missed seven f r e e throws and Lawler six. LAWLER--22 L. Kane Martin Costigan . D. Kane Rcihle Junko FG 5 0 i FT 2 2 0 3 I 0 Totals NASHUA--9 Chandler ... Tracy R. Demro ... Morse Chamey D. Demro ... Totals Officials: Mau (Iowa). FG - . 1 . . 0 . 1 . .0 . .0 . 0 FT 0 0 2 n i o PF 3 0 I I Panthers to Give Spotlight to Grid Game BY JACK CUDDY NEW "YORK, (U.PJ--Despite denials on all sides in the Smoky -ity, we can tell you now that the University of Pittsburgh has returned to big-time football. The hiring of Clark Shaugnessy and his "T" formation away from the University of Maryland is a definite indicator. But we can as- ;ure you that it Shaughnessy had not been hired by Pitt some other big-name coach would have been brought in. From an unimpeachable source we learn that there are two major reasons why Pitt's Panthers will strive for the football supremacy they once enjoyed. * * * The first reason is that the bond holders of Pitt stadium, who include some mighty prominent American names, demand that Pitt football be conducted in such fashion that the price of the bonds remain at least constant. In 1938 these bonds were priced at $870. TKey sank to 660 in 1941, after Jock Sutherland had resigned as coach. What they are worth now \ve do not know. But our informant says that the bond holders are mighty sore about the current price. * * * Tiie second reason for Pitt's return to big time football is the Pitt alumni, who, we understand, have been raising all kinds of hog-skin Hades because o£ the de- emphasis of the gridiron pastime. But any consideration o£, Pitt's football future must encompass Pitt's relations with tlie Big Ten or western conference. At the present writing, Pitt has an "advisory connection" with , the Big Ten. This means that if the school maintains a proper de-emphasis of football, and hews to certain standards of athletic scholarship, Pitt can match its football teams with Big Ten outfits. * * * Four years ago Dr. Jock Sutherland quit as head coach of Pitt and later turned to the pro game. Jock did this because of the lil.v-wliite Drocram that Pitt, then one of America's foremost football faclories, was launching. Charley Bowser replaced Sutherland, and under liim the "purified" s c h o o l worked with the Big Ten. Pitt football was deflated considerably. The Panther game was deflated but Pitt played in the polite society of the Big Ten. In 1941, for example, Pitt played four games against Big Ten teams--Purdue, Michigan. 'Minnesota and Ohio State--all of whom had pleasant afternoons with the clawless Panthers. Last season, Minnesota, Ohio State and Indiana romped over the Pittsburgliers. In other words Pitt, for years synonymous with top flight football, w*is buckling under to main- t a i n its "advisory connection" with the Big Ten. It had to be a pushover. And this was bad. This caused a revolution among the alumni--to say nothing of the .stadium bondholders. The important guys in both brackets knew that Pitt is the natural center for the abundant grid material in the region as well as a place for youngsters seeking a higher education. The hiring of Shaughnessy may have been the result of a revolt against a Big Ten alliance. Or it may have been a smart move by the then at the Pitt front to gear the university's football machine in wartime so that it would be ready \vhen peace comes to provide the. most formidable and financially attractive unit in foot- bai! history. And when that time comes, we predict that Pitt will raise up on its hind legs and say to the Bin Ten, "nertz!" Spotlight Sports By Roger Bosenblum Osage, St. Ansgar Win in Mitchell Tournament ST. ANSGAR--Os;igc continued its winning ways here Thursday night by winning its second decision in the Mitchell county basketball tournament, 52-29, over Mclntire. The Osage quintet led at the half, 30-13. Kloderdanz made 20 points for the winners while Grace had 16 for Mclntire. St. Ansgar edged Riceville in a five-point, 20-15 gumc. Riceville held a 10-8 lead at the intermission, but was unable to cope with St. Ansgar speed and finally succumbed. The semi-final round will see St. Ansgar go up against Mitchell, the team that rang up 77 points in its opening contest. Only three of last year's winners will not compete in this year's annual National A. A. U. track and field championships at Madison Square Garden on Feb. 27. Ten of the 1942 victors are fairly definite starters, including Gil Dodds in the mile run and Greg Rice in the three mile. The three missing will be John Borican, the 1,000 yard winner who died in December, AI Blozis, shot put ruler who turned professional to play football and Jose Bento de Assis, the Brazilian win-^ ner of the broad jump. * * * The acquisition of Paul Derringer by the Chicago Cubs will give the north siders a formidable hurling array, Including such talent as Claude Passeau, Lon Warneke, Bill Lee and Les Fleming: amon? others. Big Paul is likely to give the Cubs an additional 15 games in the woa column. * * * We had Jimmy Wilson's outfit lagged for sixth slot in the final National league standings, but Derringer, teaming up with the rest of the mound crew may raise the Cubs to fifth or even fourth ahead o£ the New York Giants who may very well drop into the second division. The Giants have a better-than-avcrage infield if Johnny Mire can hang around, and the garden patrol is adequate. But with such ancients as the venerable Carl Hubbell to form the backbone of the pitching staff the Giants aren't likely to make too much trouble for the classier clubs o£ the league. * * ¥ The Boston Bruins, wlio had been seven or eight points out ahead of the Detroit Red Wings in the National Hockey league, have been havinjr trouble slip- fine the puck past opposing poal lenders, and coiisequcndy the Wings have pulled up to irUliin a single point of the leaders. * * ¥ Frankie Brimsok, who made a sensation in his first year by turning in such an 'admirable performance in the nets for the Bruins, is being surpassed this season by Detroit's Johnny Mowers. Mowers hung up his fourth shutout of the year this week when he blanked the New York Rangers, 7-0. He seems to have the Vezina trophy, awarded annually to the league's best net minder, already sewed up with only two-thirds of the campaign gone. The goalie's job may look the easiest on a hockey team, but don't let outward appearances fool you. Goal tending is the toughest assignment one can get. It not only calls for an agile body, but also a quick mind. It's the job of a goalie to outguess the opponent ' '" nl as to where ,, he 11 let fly with the puck. * * * Tlie mind must he made up in a split second. To stand and puzzle things out for any length of lime is fatal-- (he liltlc red Iiffht would be shininc before the goalie coula ask himself a ' question. His brain has to be goinp on all four cylinders the moment he sees someone coming at him. * * * Hockey is tricky that way A skater will be racing in on the goal from one side, and the puck will fly into the nets on the other in less time thnn it takes to blink an eye. Every movement of the players body must be watched for any tell-tale move that would give his shot away. The goal lender then has to move doubly quick in the direction the puck is coming from, and at trie same time protect the full "eight of the nets and as much of the width as possible-- all in one motion. If you're looking for excitement fast action and some quick think- FIGHT RESULTS Philadelphia. kr. 0 c*ed o,,t JJmSy" loz. Utlmington. Del j) » BOSTON-Larry P a ' ncin ' o . ,57 n?v, C r fcc V, n ? ut Frankic Bri "- Fall Shillinglaw (U1U) BOUDKEAU OPTIMISTIC CLEVELAND, W--ill a n a fi c r Lou Boudrciiu declares his Indians , "arc going to be the team to beat" 1 in the American League this war ' year--which the Cleveland club's president, Alva Bradley, feels will sec his home attendance hold even with last season. RECAP VULCANIZE TRUCK, TRACTOR AND PASSENGER CAR TIRES ONE DAY SERVICE TR AVERS TIRE TREAD SERVICE 301 3nd S . W. M»»OB City "··*· Tir« Iniyecliin D t . t

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