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7'. · S ! MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 25 M 1937 FIFTEEN JACOBS, GOULD TO FLY TO CHICAGO SITE OUT of the PRESSBOX By Al Mitchell HOT-AIR CASTLE -'·' We sat down and built a basketball court for Mason City during pur lunch hour the other day . . . "B friend and myself . . . " I believe that Mason City ought to have a pretty good pair 'ol basketball teams next year," I said . . . "But it' certainly looks as though basketball was a losing proposition in high school and junior college this season." * * * '··' "Well . . . for 18 years I've been going over to the high school and sitting on. those hard bleachers . .' . and every year I promise myself. that I'll never go back," said the fellow-6n-the-other-side of the. table. "We ought to have a'real, honest-to-gosh place to play basketball . . . and to see it." 4 * * "Yeah . .' ." I agreed, a little mournfully. "I guess i that we aren't going to get any more high school tournaments .here unless we do. Down at Webster City, the last thing'that George Brown, the state high school athletic secretary, said to me when lie left after ·· the district tournament was j'When are you going to build t place to handle a tournamen' crowd?' ; "That looks as though the handwriting is sorta scribbled all over the wall for Mason City." * * * "I can't blame Brown any, fo: that . . ." said the man-wilh-the- fork. "Not when he can put in s tournament at Clear Lake and Northwood and make real money : "What I've been wondering is why the schools don't get hold of the armory . . . you know, they used to play basketball there. Of course, you'd have some trouble as It is now, putting in bleachers under the balcony . . . but why have the balcony there anyway? * # * - "I'll bet that it wouldn't cost so very much to rip out that east and .west balcony and put in a real set 'of permanent bleachers on each side . . . pitch 'em up sharp, and run 'em full length . . . you could ; " (Tnrn fo J*Tcx( Fafe) STOP reading: this ad if you're not interested in S1CYLE QUALITY VALUE at Guaranteed Lower Prices! LEGAL BOUT TO BE ENDED WITH MANAGER TALKS Governor Horner Acts With " Promoters to Keep Top Ticket Prices Up. By STEVE SNIDER United Press Staff Correspondent CHICAGO, (UP)--Promoter Joe Poley, backed by Gov. Henry rlorner in a legislative battle over :he proposed Jimmy Braddock- Joe Louis title bout, called Mike Jacobs and Joe Gould for a conference that may bring a final legal showdown before the week is out. Jacobs and Gould, the champion's manager, will fly to Chicago, Foley said. Developments in the dizziest negotiations for any heavyweight championship battle: · 1. Governor Hornet indicated he would veto any measure to limit top admission prices to §10. He asked the state senate to rescind its unanimous action in passing the bill. 2. Senator George niaypole, Chicago, said he may demand complete investigation of boxing in Illinois. 3. Bruddock, who slipped away from fllianii process servers still was missing. He was reported enroutc to Chicago. Others believed he had returned to New York. Horner's backing halted a legislative squabble that might have run the fight out of the state. With a top price of $10, Foley never could pay Braddock's $500,000 guarantee nor satisfy Louis with a decent percentage. "The contest will go on in Chicago as arranged," the governor said. "I seriously doubt that action of the senate will have any effect on the holding of this contest. Nor do I expect the house, which has taken no action, will concur in the action of the senate." Still Legal Blockades. There still remained l e g a l blockades, however. Bradddck managed . to escape process servers seeking to bring him into a Miami court to show cause why he should not be restrained from meeting Louis because of his Madison Square Garden contract to meet Max Schmeling. But as soon as he appears again, more process servers will be on his trail. Foley is convinced he cannot be restrained from holding the Braddock-Louis fight Any legal check must be slapped on the champion, Foley said, since his fight is scheduled 19 days after Schrheling was to meet Brad dock. Final Solution,Soon. Final solution to the tangle was seen in the conference between Foley, Jacobs and Gould. Jacobs, nominal head of New York's 20th Century Sporting club, also has .'a hand in the promotion of the Chicago bout because of his long term contract with Louis. Since Gould refused to have Braddock meet Schmeling in Germany, it was believed he would go through with .the Louis match at any cost. Iowa Athletic Staff in Mason City April 15 Whips Big Bill SUITS TOPCOATS SUITS--Spring's newest patterns and models. Sizes for men and young men. T'COATS -- Every new style, color, pattern and model. For men and young men. Latest '. Styles in Hats, Shoes, Furnishings and Sportswear to complete your Spriner Outfit. If you want more than your money's worth in Style, Quality and Value, select your Spring: Ciotliinsr from our tremendous stocks. . HOME OF 600D CLOTHET Bobby Jones Right Back at Old Par-Busting Pace ~ *But Golf Immortal Fired NEW YORK, (fP)--B\s Bill Bill Tildcn saved only ten games out of 32, and one set out of .four in his first meeting with Fred Terry but slill wondered Thursday w h a t makes Perry's tennis click. "He was extremely interesting to play, but I still don't know why he wins," mused the 44 year old veteran, repeating his theme song of recent months, after dropping a decisive G-l, 6-3, 4-6, 6-0 decision to the black-haired Briton before 15,132 spectators in Madison Square Garden Wednesday night. MANCUSO CAPTAIN GULFFORT, Miss., (If)--Gus Mancuso is the new Giant field captain. Bill Terry named the hard-working catcher for the job vacated by Travis Jackson, after several weeks of indecision. REDS PULL OUT BOX)! GLOVE Cincinnati Team to Handle Opponents' Howls With Old Style Zeal. SEEKING, Fla., (fi) -- Brooklyn's Dodgers have a track coach, but Manager Chuck Dressen said Thursday he was considering a boxing mentor for the Cincinnati Reds as an "aid" to their base running. He added that Mike Gibbons, former claimant to the world middleweight title, may be the man. Orders to last year's fifth placers to "hit the dirt and go in with spikes flashing" have, brought squawks from every team the Reds have met thus far, Dressen said, adding: "It looks like we're in for a lot of trouble, all along the line this season and that's all right with me. "I want my boys to run hard and fight to the last ditch. We'll probably have plenty of battles and I can think of no better guy in the world than Mike Gibbons to teach them the art of self-defense." The Brooklyn club recently hired a track coach to instruct the Dodgers in quick getaways. YOU MAKE YOUR GUESS ON TRIBE Cleveland Indians May Land Anywhere From Top to. Bottom of League. (Note: This Is another ot n series on major league pennant prospects.) By PAUL BIICKELSOX NEW ORLEANS, (IP)--Even the slickest crystal ball gazer would toss up his hands and retire when he came to forecasting the Cleveland Indians of 19X7. The team, led by the sensational Bob Feller, can win the American league pennant, or it can fall right back into the wilderness of the second division without causing the flutter of an eyebrow. It's the most mysterious club in big time baseball. Probably 9.0 per cent of the team's chances depend on Kid Feller and the veteran catcher, s ] ow Frank Pytlak. If Feller can come through as advertised and Pytlak can catch 100 game's without looking up a first class hospital for repairs, the Indians may stage an uprising that'll scalp every enemy club in the circuit. Feller Looks Greater. So far, Feller looks greater than great. The 18 year-old schoolboy pitcher from Iowa has developed a fine change of pace down here to go with his fast ball and sweeping curve. Fytlak has been a problem for years. A great catcher and a dangerous hitter, his problem has been ruggedness. In four^yeavs with Cleveland, he has failed to catch more than 91 games, retiring in 1936 after but 75. Pytlak reported in fine physical and mental shape this spring but he's slill a problem. If he couldn't catch 100 games before. Manager Steve O'Neill can hardly expect that many from him this year when Courses Last Season, Faded in Tourney. By EDDIE BIUETZ ATLANTA, Ga., (A) -- Bobby Jones is up to. his old tricks again . . . Here he is, blasting the living^ daylights out ot par on the eve of the Masters' tournament at Augusta, the only major golfing event NORTH IOWA TO ^e enters nowadays . . . Within the past few days he has come up with a GG, 67 and GB--six, five, and four under par for his home course at East Lake . . . Loyal Atlantans are geting ready to go for the works on Bobby at Augusta next week despite the fact that he finished far back last year after burning up almost all the courses in Florida and Georgia before moving on to Augusta. READY FOIl HANK American league pitchers are losing no time getting ready foil-lank Green berg . . , Red Sox twirlers passed Hank three out ot four times the other clay . . . Joe Louis' appearance at Omaha left a soui.' taste . . . Papers said the Bomber appeared both bored and That $10 tops probably will mean the end of all talk about a Louis-Braddock fight in Chicago next Juno . . . Coast experts have made Big Ten athletes winter book favorites over California stars in the inter-conference dual track YOUR CAR OH fASW DRAKE FKOSH WIN DES MOINES, (JP -- Drake's freshman .track squad defeated Simpson 54 to 50 in a dual meet here Wednesday night. Wilbur White, Bullpup hurdler, led the individual scorers with 11 points. Goodrich Silver town Stores DONNELLY Service inc. 125 1st St. S. E. Phone 3500 BOXING Golden Gloves Finals TONIGHT, MARCH 25 Mason City Armory To Start 8 p. m. Sharp FOR EASTER Potted Hyacinths ._ up JOHNSTON'S Where Your Fj-Iend.i Buy Flowers I Phone 223 10 First St. N. W. he's a vet of 28. On paper, the Indians appear greatly improved over last season when they hit the skids and landed in fifth place. Although Joe Vos- mik's punch will be missed, Manager O'Neill believes the big swap with the St. Louis Browns Rave the team better balance and lilted its spirit. Pitching Strong Point. Pitching again will be the strongest point of the Tribe's pennant argument. O'Neill can and may carr.v 10 pitchers with Mel Harder, Johnny Allen. Dennis Galeh'ouse, Earl Whitehall and Feller composing a starting "big five," all right banders except Whitehill. The three reserves, undoubtedly, will be Ivy Andrews, obtained from the Browns, Lloyd Brown and Willis Hudlin. Whitlow Wyatt, who won another big league trial at Kansas City with 12 victories, and Tommy Drake, a strong right hander up from New Orleans, seemed to have clinched the other two pitching jobs. The coming of Lyn Lary from St. Louis has forced O'Neill to switch his infield with fine results. Lary has been stationed at shortstop in place of Bill Knickerbocker, who went to the Browns. Snappiest Infield. Bad News" Hale has been shifted from third to second and Roy Hughes has been transferred from second to third. The shift has given the Indians their snappiest looking infield in many a moon. There should be plenty of class and punch in the Cleveland outfield. Earl Averill, a .378 hitter last season, will be in centcrfield; Julius Sorters, the ex-Brownie whose three-year major league batting average stands at .304 will patrol left, and either Bruce Campbell or Roy Weatherly will hold down right field. i Weatherly hit .335 last season and starred on defense but Campbell is giving him a great battle for a regular's job. Refusing to go down and after two serious attacks of spinal meningitis, Campbell, who was hitting .372 when he collapsed last season, is back in camp and belting the cover off the ball. WentberJy will have his hands full beating Bruce out o£ a job. · and field meet at Los Angeles n June . . . Word from Italy says old Primo Camera has gone and got married. . POP GETS MAIL Pop Feller gets almost as much mail as his son, Bob . . . IE somebody isn't trying to sell Pop some gadget or other, they want to know how to teach their sons to play baseball . . . Here is a typical letter: "My son is no good . . . he won't work . . . All he wants to do is play baseball . . . Please write me how to make a pitches out of him" . .. Pop is getting well fed up on some of this stuff . . ."You'd think Bob never had to work," he said . . . "He's been at it around our farm ever.since he could walk . ". ; did most of the hard work, too." LIKE CLUB OWNER Lou Chiozza of the Giants is only 2S, but he is gray haired and partly bald . . . In civilian clothes he looks more like a club owner than a player . . . His friends on the coast aren't warming up to the idea of making a third sacker out of Vince DiMaggio . . . Old Dazzy Vance, hale and hearty, visited around with the Dodgers at Clearwater the other day . . . Down at New Orleans, Bob Feller was posing for pictures , . . Just as the cameras elicited a youthful admirer leaped out of the grandstand and got into the picture with PREP GRID AGES Cerro Gordo County Alumni Plan Meeting; Tubbs to Head Iowa Group. Hawkeye football fans and players in North Iowa will make Ma- City their Mecca April 15, when the University of Iowa athletic staff comes here as the star guests of Cerro Gordo county's Iowa alumni. The meeting will be held at Hotel Hanford, and is open to any North Iowa football fan, according to plans announced by President Dick Romey of the county alumni organization. Senior athletes from North Iowa nigh schools will also be invited to attend. The Iowa group will be headftd by Coach Irl Tubbs, and includes E. G. "Dad" Schroeder, director of athletics; Glenn Devine, assistant athletic director; Pat Boland, new Iowa assistant coach, who formerly was on Tubbs' staff at Miami university; Ernie Nevers, the Stanford all-American, who recently left his post at Lafayette university to become an assistant at Iowa, after playing for Tubbs in high school; Rollie Williams, head basketball coach and football assistant, with Prof. C. M. Updegraff, former Mason Cityan, and now chairman of the Iowa athletic board, as well as a faculty member in the college of law. Cooper Quits Fighting Bad Golf Temper Chicago Golfer Hands Bac News to Other Pros in Tournament. P1NEHUBST, S. Car., Harry Cooper, the fidgety little Chicago golfer, has quit fighting himself and that's bad news fo rival professional cash-shooters. Most o£ the -pros class Coopei as the best day-in-and-day-ou golfer of the tournament troupe but, they have said, he lets hi temper whip him. Cooper agreed Thursday tha mental tantrums had cost hi quite a bit of golf dough, but, h announced, "I'm as calm as zephyr now, and you can bet tha temper won't beat me now in an tournament." Cooper started the final 3 holes of the north and south go tournament, along with 62 other in pursuit of boyish Byron Nel son, the Reading, Pa., pro, whos G8-71--139 led the field at th half way mark. STARS TO SWIM FOR RECORDS IN GOPHER EVENTS 24 Titleholders to.Race in Intercollegiate Champion - Water Carnival. MINNEAPOLIS, (fP)--A possible ecord-shattering assault is anti- ipated for the fourteenth annual lational intercollegiate swimming hampionships at the University of \1innesota Friday and Saturday, vith 24 titleholdevs ol world, \mcrican and sectional rating to :ompele., . In all more than 100 of the na- ion's principal college and univer- iity stars will lake part in the two day event. In the 50 yard free style event, Ray Walters of Iowa, the national champion, will have some dan- Serous opponents in Ed Kirar o£ Michigan, W e s t e r n conference champion, and Gene Gisburne oE Pennsylvania, as well as several others. Dutch Lonborg Stays on Northwestern job EVANSTON, 111., (/?) -- Arthur (Dutch) Lonborg, basketball coach for 10 years at Northwestern university, has declined an offer to assume the athletic directorship o£ his alma mater, Kansas university. Lonborg, whose Northwestern court squads have won 119 and lost 61, said Wednesday night he will remain on the Northwestern staff "after due consideration o£ the Kansas university proposition. Cubs Take Final Day of Work at Campsite AVALON, Gal., (#)--The Cubs took their final workout at Catalina Island, then hustled for a boat to Los Angeles and the White Sox game Friday. Linus Frey, obtained from Brooklyn, impressed Manager Grimm with his play at third and short as well as second base. Bob . . . The kid's dad, a taxi driver, shows the photo to all his fares. WHITE YOUR O\VN It looks like the widest open Kentucky derby in years . . . Write your own ticket . . . Henry- Armstrong, sensational coast featherweight, makes his next start against Peter De Grasse at Los Angeles, April G . . . Steve Mcsner, young third sacker, may not make the grade as successor to Manager Jimmy Dykes at the hot corner . . . Every time Dykes works out, the kid says: "Gee, every day you make it tougher for me to take your job." ANNOUNCEMENT FORMAL OPENING Mason City's newest, modern and up to date TAP ROOM FRIDAY, MARCH 26 10 A. M. to 1 A. M.--All Day and All Evening" On this day--we will give FREE a sandwich with every glass of COUNTRY CLUB BEER. Our TAP ROOM is under the personal supervision of BUSTER; COATBS--(belter known as OLD SOUR PUSS) of the recent American Derby held at the armory. PARK INN TAP ROOM CAFE In the Park Inn Hotel South Side of the Park O Z I O W A D A I L Y P R E S S A S S O C I A T I O N O ^^^ . j*4S331B9^B^. H J**\ H " ~~ CO Chicago Boxers Take Golden Gloves Scrap CHICAGO, m--Chicago's Golden Gloves forces had their fifth team triumph over New York's champions Thursday, thanks to some sensational slugging by its little and middle-sized boys. After losing the first two bouts, the championship and alternate events in the 112 Jound division Wednesday night before a crowd of 21,280 in the Chicago stadium, the Chicago warriors won the championship lost"; in the next five divisions tn take a lead they never gave up, and win by nine victories to seven. Q O t-H I Iowa Daily Press Association ALL STATE HIGH SCHOOL BASKET BALL TEAM Announcement F R I D A Y , M A R C H 26 In THE GLOBE-GAZETTE tfl CO CO CO O n H LISTEN, TOO! TO KGLO (1210Kc.) AT 6:15. O Zi 1! I ,·;--·

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