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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1943 ^^^^_ ^^^^~ ' i _ . . ~"--*· f » *J*J»i.l_ J. *iV JL i,j A JTi A Mohawks, laycees in Act/on at Austin TIIFSniY NIGUT - ~ ' __-«ffltev. ... --~-: r-ir- TUESDAY NIGHT GAMES PROVIDE RETURN TESTS Trojans Lose Wass, Easton to Service; Mohawk Five Ready Mason City basketball brigades will mvade Austin, Minn, this evening. Bath Judge Gnmsley's Mohawks and Chan Welch's Trojans will participate in the invasion. The Austin forces tried unsuccessfully, earlier in the year to crack the strong Mason City'de- fenses, but failed in both cases Their Jaycees were repelled 3431 while the troops of the high school were downed more easily by the undefeated Mohawks, 36- * * * A The question ot a starting lineup miffht well give J. C. Mentpr Welch a grand and glorious headache. A much greater army has requested the presence of two of the junior col- Ifge veterans. Bob Wass and Locke Easton. Wass has been the spark plus in the Trojan offense all year, while Locke has been a fine reserve. * * * To rearrange his starting five, Welch will move Jay Brown from his customary guard position to team with Al Diaz at forward Jake Burke will be the new figure in the lineup, as he will take over tile guard position vacated by Brown. Don Lorenzo will man the other guard post, while Roy Maxon holds down the pivot slot * * * Grimsley's worries are, if anything, even worse. Pee H'ee Day is definitely out of the lineup with an infection on the back of his head where he was hit in the Lindblom game. Long John Holman's presence also is doubtful since he was excused from classes Tuesday because of not feeling welt. Loss of those two might well - result in a different result from that of the .first Austin game, since the Minnesota boys are un. defeated in their other games. · * * * The Trojan five will be seen in action on the Roosevelt fieldhouse court Friday night against Marshalltown q u i n t e t , while it .plays host to the Ellsworth squad .'..next Tuesday evening. The:Mo- 'hawks return to action Feb. 12 in a return engagement with East Waterloo on the Roosevelt court. BOWLING SCORES H. and H. Duckpin ' WOMEN'S Won Tradohomc 2 531 595 52B 21 Lyons Laundry 1 510 434 561 138 V. Awe 157; D. Crawford 382. MEN'S I.EACUE Won H. C. Tot. TipTopTav. 3 755 774 767 30 2365 H.C. Tot. 1723 1703 . N. W. Str'ers -0 138 712 728 H. Prehn 195; R, Olscn 528 INTEB-CITY LEAGUE Won H. C. Tot. TipTopTav. 2 GQ7 G93 710 2102 Barta Trans. 1 603 709 685 H. Prclm 1S2. 455; B. White 45 945 3D9 914 970 871 876 937 958 909 1034 32- r 880 CITV BOWLING LEAGUE Won 1st 2nd Jowanas ^lerch. Barber Shop N. W. S, P. Cement Kozy Konier Coca-Cola Elks Hub Ctothies JDavcy's _ ,., 00.1 i. Wall Lavelle bad 262 (or hi c h sinRlc. Gene Olson had 662 for hi«h 3 games CITY BOWLING LEAGUE · ! ' Standings ,, , W. L, Elks 33 1g Hub Clothiers 34 -n | N. W. S. P. Cement so 24 i Decker's lowana ....' 27 27] Coca-Cola 26 23! Kavcy's 23 s , j Kozy Korncr 21 a.1 ^Merchants Barber Shop .. 20 24 Thc above standings arc ior t h e first .lialf oF playing season. Thc three top teams arc seesawing for positions at each M-cek's bowling. In the individual column Boy llclcnior, the peppy leadoff man for Davcys team is leading the league with 181 average. Illinois Crushes Wildcats, 68-51 Phillip Gets 15 CHICAGO, (#}--With versatil Andy Phillip shuttling betweei the forward and guard positions Illinois crushed Northwestern 6 to 51 Monday night and surpassec Indiana as the Big Ten's best scor ing team. The cluster of 68 points--toppec only by the Hoosiers' 71 agains Iowa--ran Illinois' team total tc 294 in live conference victories, an average or 58.8 per game. Indiana las collected 394 in six contests an average of over 65. * * * Only once before this season has Illinois reached such high scoring proportions. That was in its 69-27 decision over NeBras- ka. . * * * The Wildcats and Whiz Kids dropped the barriers on defense in the first half, setting a furious .racy pace. Illinois emerged with ; 32-26 lead at the interval, bu guard Jack Smiley created a problem by coming out oE the shuffle with three personal fouls hanging over him. At thc start of the finale, Coacl- a " D j Doug Mills held Smiley on the ow 1003 i Den =h and shifted Phillip to his old ins inai Suard spot, with Ed Parker taking ais 045 J ove !" at forward. The combination clicked and the nearest Northwestern came to catching up was 40 2218 1097 FIGHT RESULTS CHICAGO--Hubert Hood. 182. Cijicaco knockedI out Undy Elliott, 135. New York! HOLYOKE. Mass.--Art Dorrell. 15- Tyler. Tex., outpointed Leon Anthony !:·*. Gnsfoma, N. Car.. (8). NEWARK--Jimmy Carollo. 194 New York, outpointed Pvt. Larry Scalonc, 175. Newark. (10). · * * * . Phillip was effectively hurried on many of his shols by the twin guarding of Bobby. Jake and Bud Hasse bat managed to hit for seven field goals and a gift toss for 15 points. This lowered his overage from 23. per game to 21.4, with an aggregate of 107 in his five appearances. * * ·¥ Indiana and Illinois will maintain their private race for the conference crown Saturday night, meeting Ohio State and Michigan, respectively. FIGHT RESULTS NEW YORK-Marvi n Bryant. 153. Dallas. Tc.\.. outpointed Freddie flares 157 New York, IBI. ' ' TAMPA. Fla.-- Buddj- Scolt. 183, Tampa. c K C d u l A M c C u r d i ' t st - Petcrs FOLSOM AUTO CO. -- OFFERS -- · Motor Tune-up Service · Complete Body and · Complete Motor Overhaul · Carburetor ' Rebuilding · Electrical Service L - MAGNETOS STARTERS - GENERATORS, tie. · Radiators Repaired CLEANED FLUSHED · Welding of All Kinds Fender Rebuilding · Painting of All Kinds · Front End Alignment · Frames Straightened · Wheels Balanced · Batteries Charged WHILE YOU WAIT .·'Complete Grease Service · WASHING · POLISHING · CLEANING AnTM *" Work »""« By Factory-trained Mechanics Approved Factory Part, _ Work Do ne on AH Makes DEALER FOR SARGENT'S FEEDS Phone im _ Across Street From Hanford SPORTS ROUNDUP By HUGH FULLERTON | NEW YORK, m--The Yankees sale of Gerry Priddy the other day brings up the fact that those red-hot minor league fielding combinations usually turn out to have been warmed only on one side. . . . At Norfolk and Kansas City, you remember, Priddy and Scooter- Rizzuto looked like a perfect pair. But Priddy neve, could^ make the grade with thi \anks-iiot while Joe Gordoi was around . . . Ray Mack and Lou Boudreau have stood up pretty well in the Cleveland infield, but Mack hasn't been able to hold his manager's pace the way he did at Buffalo . Going farther back, Lyn Lary, w.ho lasted a good many seasons in the Yanks infield, came up paired with Jimmy Reese, who didn't And in 1901 Rochester sent seven players to various major league clubs at once and, as nearly as we can find from the records Catcher Ed Phelps was the only one who stuck for more than three 01 four seasons. Guest star . . . James E. Wray St. Louis Post-Dispatch: "The Dodgers are seeking a new em blem for their uniforms . . How about the branch of a tree with Kickey crawling out toward th end?" One-Minute Sports Page Although it's nearly two weeks until the Notre Dame-N. Y U basketball game, the Garden is ply 2,000 short ot a sellout for that evening . . . The $16,000 fox «take for two-year-old pacers which was raced at Saratoga's narness meeting last year has aeen awarded to the town of Greenville, Ohio, for 1943. Greenville is halfway between Indianapolis, former site of the fox, and Columbus, Ohio . . . Uncle Ed Diddle, coach of the red-hot'west- ern Kentucky basketball team claims he doesn't have any trou- )lc about his boys breaking train- ng. "Why, only one of them smokes, he says, "and the rest ·jot together and promised to beat he tar out of him if he didn't stop.". Service dcpt. . . . Dan Magill Jr., former Georgia athlete now a marine at Pariss Island S Car reports that Johnny Kovatch formerly of Notre Dame and the *5;?*ins, and Ike Pearson, the Phils catcher, are in his platoon. 1 find, writes officers' candidate Magill, "that the boys with ath- etic training are the quickest to -atch on to instruction" Although Lieut. ( J G ) bwight Hoover, former . Iowa football ·layer, never coached water polo jefore he was commissioned in he navy, his regimental team at he Iowa pre-light school won 19 f 20 games in the no-holds- arred game favored by the ca- lets. Vaverly Continues Its Jnbeaten Streak at 6 NEW HAMPTON -- Waverly's inbcaten Gohawks merrily moved long, last week putting Cresco in he hole, and Osage is next on the chedule. Decorah tightened its old on second place with a 29-26 "in over New Hampton. Games Friday: Waverly at Oelwein. New Hampton at Oelwein Scores last Friday: Decorah 29, New Hampton 26. Wavorly at Osage. Minor League Balljaciiigjreatest Crisis This Month Spotlight Sports B, * Roger Boscnbluxn The six New York City college regularly playing basketball i Madison Square Garden suppor their entire athletic program fron the proceeds. The colleges gros 53,000 every night they play, an considering the amount of game played there, the take isn't at a bad. The old . contros'ersy is stii raging about the merits of basket ball as played here in the midwes and jn the east. Coaches in thi section squawk because none o the eastern teams lyill play ou here. But we wonder if they livery hard to induce them. W noticed that earlier this seaso Dartmouth, from Hanover, N. H made the trek up to Minneapolis t play the Gophers. * * * Dartmouth is one of the strong- teams of the east, but certainly not the cream of (he crop. The Indians absorbed a licking from Princeton Saturday night. If Dartmouth could be induced lo play out here, we wonder why such teams like New York university, Long- Island, St. John's and the rest haven\been here. Make An Offer The Minnesota-Dartmouth gam drew a capacity crowd, and meet ings like N. Y. U.-Kansas, playec perhaps at a central location would go over big. Instead of yell ing so much, we suggest th coaches contact these schools anc make the answers public, whicl should settle the question one and for all whether or not th eastern teams are afraid to play out here, as Phog Allen suggests It would also settle the quesion of whether eastern basketball can compete with the midwest on thi latter's home courts. , * * * ' At the rate the Brooklyn Dodgers are losing players to the army, Branch Rickey will have to go out and buy almost a completely new" team. With the exception of Monday's purchase of Steve niesner from Cincinnati, Billy Herman is the only infielder coming back, * * ¥ Outfielders are still doubtful Joe Medwick will be in the outer gardens, but Pete Reiser is gone and Dixie Walker seems contentec with his defense job in the Sperry Autogyro plant. All this subtraction and addition may well leave the National league race in one o: the most jumbled mixups in itb his lory. The Chicago Cubs, with the addition of Paul Derringer, may be considered the dark horse club of the league. Nothing definite, however, can be predicted until the season gets under way. Pity the Hawks Iowa's Hawkeyes will attempl to hit the comeback trail Saturday night in a non-conference en- :ounter with Knox college. It will be a fill-in until Coach Lawrence (Pops) Harrison's team swings back into Big Ten competition Feb. 13 against Northwestern a! Svanston. * * * At present the Hawks are iust a step ahead of Chicago in the conference standings, but should widen the gap as the season moves along and as the numerous sophomores gather some experience, s o m e t h i n g sorely needed when the season started. The season started out at a fair pace with a division of two games with Minnesota, but then, in Harrison's words, "lightning struck twice in the same place." * * * What Harrison meant was four gamqp with Illinois and Indiana on iuccessivp weekends, which would e a disastrous occurrence for any cam playing those two Mgh-scor- ng outfits one after the other, robably the only way to beat one of them is to get them together on a basketball court arid let the un begin. BEAT UCLA 41 STRAIGHT LOS ANGELES. (U.R--One of he longest basketball jinxes in listory is held by the University of Southern California over UCLA, 'he Trojans in the past 11 years 'lave defeated the Bruin cagers 41 traight games. Buy War Savings Bonds and tamps from your Globe-Gazette arricr boy. RECTAL COLON PROSTATE RHEUMATISM (ARTHRITIS) {Octozone Therapy) SINUS Dr.R.W.SHflLTZ,D.O. 218-219-220 First National Bank Bldg. Diddle Diddles With Jewels at Games Hilltopper Tuto/Gives Show By JACK CUDDY NEW YORK, U,R)_When the towel is tossed in boxing it means defeat. But when Coach Ed A. Diddle of the Western Kentucky State basketball team tosses the towel it means either victory or "get in there and fight.'' Diddle, a muscular, middle-sized, middle-aged guy with iron gray hair, is the most famous towel- tcsser in the history of American sports. He has been tossing the towel with great success for 23 years. * * ¥ Diddle, here with his unbeaten Western Kentucky State Hilltop - pers, says, "I'll certainly be toss- toff that towel Wednesday night." That's the night wheu his widely publicized team risks its perfect record of 14 straight victories against City college of New York at Madison Square Garden. * * * Coach Diddle, former basketball captain and blocking back for the famous · "Praying Colonels" of Centre college in the days when Bo McMillan was quarterback, readily admits that the towel-tossing hocus-pocus is a silly-seeming but quite robust psychological assist to his coaching and to the .success of his teams, year after year. Maybe there's something in it because he is the most successful basketball coach in the history of the state of Kentucky. Diddle, who has been coaching at the Bowling Green, Ky., institution for 21 years, has the en- * * viable record of turning out cham- pionshio hoop teams in thc Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic association, for seven of the past nine years. * * * Looking at his lads from ttie national angle, we find that the HiJlloppers were finalists last ' season in the national invitation tournament at niadison Square Garden, where lliey knocked off C'CNY and C'reighton. but lost thc tille 'contest to West Virginia in the last 43 seconds of Play. His boys made mistakes in the final minute -- errors that cost them the big game * * * "They were only country boys from Kentucky--just like the lads I ve got xliere now," Diddle said 'They did (heir best. I hoped for the best, and tossed that towel, but we had tough luck in the last minute." When Diddle tosses the towel it is something to see. He heaves a dampened towel straight up in the air, when his team scores or when lie is urging fight. The towel usually attains an altitude of 25 feet, ana the man with the iron- gray hair is so accurate with his throw, that about 75 per cent of the time the towel plumps back down and lands squarely upon his own excited head. If the flying cloth makes a three-nap landin° upon the noggin of a squad member, he immediately passes it back to Diddle, who is as lost without his towel as Connie Mack without ins scorecard. * * * * * * * Diddle started tossing towels quite by accident, way back in 1921 when he \vas coaching the Greenville, Ky., high school team. They were playing a tough, game with Beaver Dam, Ky. Diddle was worried. His face was hot. He swabbed it with a towel. His (earn seemed lo be letting down. He tlireu- his towel into Ihe air and yelled. "Snap out of it, boys! Snap out of it!" The towel setlled back- on his-.head, and his startled players stepped up the pace mid pulled an apparent defeat right out of the fire. Exciled Diddle tossed Ihe towel in the air every time they made a basket. Afterwards, one' of the players told him: "We thought you'd gone nuts. So we had to win the game to prevent Ihem from taking you off in a padded wagon." * * * Ever since Diddle lias been heaving the cloth into the air -His flying turkish fetish has impressed the fans of his area to such an- extent that almost every mail brings him tmvels. At Christmas they pour in by the hundreds, in all shapes, sizes and colors. Diddle concluded the interview in his downtown towel with this punctuating remark: "I Just got a brand new pink towel from a soft dring magnate in Bowling Green. I'm going to take a bath and give it a workout to see if it has proper balance ; If it's got the stuff while City - - - - i - i -- -..«j M-J_ 11 HguilJ college Wednesday night." Decide Durocher's Fate Tuesday WILSON HAPPY ABOUT BIG PAUL CHICAGO, (/P)--Jimmy Wilson manager of the Chicago Cubs, wa smiling all over the place Tuesday highly pleased and enthusiast! about the purchase of Paul Der ringer from the Cincinnati Reds. * * * Derringer and Wilson came- to Chicago from their respective winter home of Philadelphia and Sarasota, Fla., to confer with General Manager Jim Gallagher about spring training and other matters. * * * The big right-hander presumably was to talk about his contract but Gallagher's only announcement after a brief meeting was that the Cubs will assemble their spring training base ii French Lick, Ind., March 22. * * * Before joining the spring training group. Derringer plans to warm his arm in daily dozens at Sarasota. * * * "There are quite a few baseball players wintering around Sarasota and we're going to get together foi some workouts," he said. "Among !he boys are Paul Wancr, Johnny Cooney, Al Lopez, Johnny Moore, Johnny Murphy, Eddie Miller, Whit Wyatt, Johnny Allen, and 3uck Newsom." BASKETBALL RESULTS (By The Associated Press) Dartmouth 66: Columbia 44. Georgetown 65: Syracuse 38. Davidson 57: North Carolina 41. Kentucky 54; Vandcrhilt -13, Alabama 50: Mississippi 40 Gro.it Lakes 63: St. Joseph's, 28 Illinois G8: Northwestern 51 Oklahoma 40: Iowa State 37. Tennessee 4fl; Xavicr 38. Kansas State 53: Washburn U 24 Evaravillc 64: Central llnd.) Normal 43 Bradley 53: Wash. U. 'St. Louis) 42. Michigan Normal 34; Albion 26. Pcnn 34: Parsons 23. Drury (Mo.) 70: Tarkio 53 Loyola 38: Navy Pier 33 South Dakota 40: Axieustana 33. Ashland 51; Heidelberg 40. DUBLIN MIXTURE PocKct Pkg. . . 8- Oz. ... 16. Oz. ... 25c1 Sl.OO 51.90 In the lobby ot the MOTEL IIANFORD Mason City, Iowa Bill Cowley Grabs NHL Scoring Lead MONTREAL, U.R--Bill Cowley of the National Hockey league's pace-setting Boston Bruins registered five points during the past week to displace Lome Carr of Toronto at (he head of the individual scoring leaders Tuesday. In 35 games, Cowley has scored 14 goals and handed out 37 assists lo mark up 51 points, two better than Carr's total of 24 goals and 25 assists in 33 games. Max Bcntley of the Chicago Black Hawks moved into third place by picking up eight points for a total of 45, one better than Bill Taylor of Toronto. New Hampton Downs Cresco Quintet. 38-11 NEW HAMPTON--New Hampton defeated Cresco, 38-11, in a northeast Iowa conference basketball game here Monday evening. The game had been postponed twice due to bad weather. The Chicks led 10-8 at halftime holding the Spartons without a field goal during the final half. Gene Davis and Ed Fritschel each scored 13 points for thc winners while Bickford was high point man for Cresco with three points New Hampton scored 14 field goals and made 10 of 21 free throws while Cresco made three field goals and made five of 10 free throws. Cresco made 15 personal fouls, New Hampton, eight. FIGHT RESULTS ' R y Thc A,,oriatr,l Press* BALTIMORE-- Buddy Walker 192'i Co limbus. Ohio, outpointed Tony 200. ChicaRo. (IOJ. Musto, LIPPY WILL GET FINAL PHYSICAL . ST. LOUIS, fll.fi-- Selective service doctors decide Tuesday whether Lippy Leo Durocher will tight for Uncle Sam or battle National league umpires as usual. - of the Dodgers, fresh from a thorough checkup by Mayo clinic doctors, reports (o the city hospital clinic for his initial physical test at b p. m. and once okayed, faces early induction after another examination. * . * * But Leo was confident he would pass both (csts. including the first one which usually consists of a blood test along with detection of any obvious physical or mental defects. * * ¥ ,"f have no intention of seeking determent because of a perforated i-iglit eardrum," the voluble pilot stated. "I am ready, willing and able to go whenever they want me Trouble with my ear drum was practically cleared up about 10 years ago. * * * '·Incidentally," Kco added, ·I m going ahead n-iih my duties as manager of the Dodgers just as though I will remain in baseball during 1913 but that doesn't mean I'm not ready or willing to enter the service." * * * Durochcr said he will leave for New York Wednesday to consult with President Branch Rickey of the Dodgers. One of thc subjects to be discussed when he meets his chief is the matter of his helping coach the West Point baseball team this spring. juu. Lnicaso. (JO), · _ WASHINGTON-Clin Conway. 180. Fort L. U W a r Sav '"es Bonds and TO T£H^' TM'?° inlc1 c »l- Buddy Knox. Slamps from your Globe-Gazette lad, u o l l m f r KirTH l a i I .._:__ t «..-«.*. 'lling Field. carrier boy. HIGHER CLASSES WILL CARRY ON By PAUL SCHEFFELS . YORK, (U.R)_The minor baseball leagues, annual source of freshman major leaguers, were facing the most important crisis Jn their history Tuesday but although the 19-13 war road looks rocky, most of the circuits of Higher classification will operate , M i n P r league owners have a little less than a month to coma ;i decision :is to whether their circuits can continue in operation -since March 1 WHS the deadline sei at the Chicugu convention of the National association of Professional Baseball leagues last December. Club moguls will then have to provide forfeits to bro- tect Iheir territory * * * The over-all picture is not as pessimistic as it first appeared. Only most of the lower classification associations appear on (he verge of folding-- n i n e leagues i,, cither the C or D croups having given up since the start of the 1942 season. ¥ ¥ if. During the past weekend three circuits folded up, bringing to 10 the total of minor leagues which have suspended since Pearl Harbor. In 1942 there were -G circuits in operation, 10 less than the 1941 total. Five other leagues suspended after the 1842 campaign opened and after it closed, four others quit. That would leave a total of 17 apparently ready fo ,. operaUon tins year but there will be more fatalities. ¥ ¥ * President Elmer Daily O f the Mid-Atlantic and Fenn State leaKues, announced M o n d a y (hat "there is no hope at all" of the two circuits operating this season unless present restrictions on gasoline and pleasure driving: are relaxed * * ¥ Daily said he v.-as reluctant to make a final decision and planned to call a meeting o£ both leagues for late this month, probably at 1 uttsbur«h, at which owners will decide whether to operate. Daily added that the player problem was not the chief difficulty but he couldn't figure out "how to get the people to the ball parks." William C. Bramham, president of all the minors, said that ho would have a good idea on the J9J.J setup by the middle of the month and "felt sure that baseball would do all a can to continue." * * if "If we get Ihe men and the transportation, we will continue," he said. "If we cannot, naturally we will meet the situation as gracefully as possible and without complaint. If the covcrumenl requires our performers for service or we find transportation impossible, those are things we cannot solve. In that respect baseball is similar lo all other tines of endeavor " * * if. C u r t a i l m e n t of minor league competition will, of course have i direct effect on the majors, who leretoforc called on the higher minor circuits for replacements jnd they, in turn, looked to the smaller outfits for their newcomers. Most bascbnllcrs. however be- icve t h a t the situation will shape up well enough if 12 leagues, including the three double A circuits -- the International, American association and Pacific Coast -- operate, HAT) 00 SHUTOUTS C H I C A G O, U.R--American cague pitchers turned in 00 shutouts during the 1042 season com- nired with 71 in is-Il. The champion New York Yankees led the field with 18. Boston pitchers .unied in 11, St. Louis, Cleveland Detroit and Washington 12 each' Chicago eight and Philadelphia' '·LISTEN," SAYS MIKE, "IT SMOKES RICH-ROLLS RIGHT!" . 'SMOKES AREA CINCH WITH PRINCE AL6ERT. P. A, RQUS RIGHT AND QUICK^IfS CftJMPCUT. flis BETTER TOBACCO, TOO, BETTER-TASTIN; CAST ON THC TONGUE. NO OTHER TOBACCO UKE ?A._.PAP6RSORP,r'eS! fin* roll.ywr-Mm cfcirettts hi ever} tarty pccket ?*- ·fttfrrmctHtbtrt

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