The Gazette from Cedar Rapids, Iowa on January 4, 1940 · 17
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The Gazette from Cedar Rapids, Iowa · 17

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Thursday, January 4, 1940
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SEVENTEEN 4 CEDAR RAPIDS GAZETTE, THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 1940. CINCINNATI SENDS GR13S0M TO YANKS National League Champs Get Joe Beggs From Newark In Return. Br GRORGE KIRKSET. .F? YORK (UP) The first kirk-pack from the American -lragye's "no-trade" rule, which 'wasdirected at the Yankees, came Tbdrsday when the world champions evaded the legislation by making a deal with the Cincinnati Reds under the waiver guise. In an unusual deal which prompted a lot of eye-brow lifting, the Yanks obtained Pitcher Lee Grissom in exchange for Pitcher Joe Beggs from their Newark Farm club. Before the Reds could dispose of Grissom, a big lefthander who looked like a comer in 1937 but never lived up to his promise, they rind to waive him out of the i - - y! Joe Beggs. Lee Grissom. They figure in player trade. National league. The fact that the Reds were able to obtain waivers came as a surprise. Several National league clubs could have done worse. Disposal of Grissom means that the Reds are counting heavily on Johnny "No-hif Vander Meer to stage a comeback in 1940. If Vander Mccr doesn't come back to his 1938 form the Reds will have to depend entirely on Milburn Shoff-ner, picked up from the Bees late last season, lor their southpaw chores. Grissom spent three full seasons and part of two others with Cincinnati after coming up from Fort Worth in 1935. He won 25 games and lost 30 during his stay with the Reds. His most active year was 1937 when he won 12 games and lost 17 for a last-place club. Last year with a pennant winner he won 9 and lost 7 and had an earned run average of 4.09. What the Yanks plan to do with Grissom, a temperamental fellow definitely on the screwball side, is problematical. They may look him over in the spring or he may wind up in Newark or Kansas Citv. Those ball players who come to the Yanks off another major league club have a way of outdoing themselves once they get in the Yankee chain. Beggs May Be Regular. Beggs, who is a 26-year-old righthander, is likely to stick with j the Reds and may even win a regular job. Since the Yanks have had him in Newark three years, and have given him two tryouts with the New York varsity, they couldn't send him out on option any more. He is more than a $7,-500 pitcher, the price Grissom must be valued at since he became a waiver-priced player when no National league club showed any interest in him. Beggs is a rubber-armed pitcher whose stuff breaks sharply like a fork-ball. He has had outstanding success pitching low, which is the National league way of chunking. He likes to work often. He's a graduate of Geneva college, where he was a star javelin thrower. His best year was 1937 when he won 21 and lost 4 for Newark. He was with the Yanks part of 1938, winning three and losing two, before going back to Newark, where he won six and lost three. His record last year was 12 victories and 10 defeats with an earned run average of 3.80. Baseball circles first reactions to the deal was. "What's the matter with Beggs?" When the Yanks get rid of a player everyone is skeptical of his ability but Newark club officials said they believed Beggs was good enough to make any major league club except the Yankees. GAZETTE SILVER SKATES RACES January 21, 1940 Please enter me in the following division of The Gazette Silver Skates races: NAME ADDRESS TELEPHONE AGE (Mark a cross in your division) 1. Senior men (18 and over) 2. Intermediate (16 and 17) 3. Junior boys (14 and 15) 4. Juvenile boys (12 and 13) 5. Women (16 and over) 6. Junior girls (15 and under) 7. Novices (11 and under) All entries must be mailed to The Gazette sports department before Wednesday, January 17. REFORMS LOOM FOR COAST GRID LEAGUE Former G-Man's Report Opens Eyes Of Men On Faculty Committee. LOS ANGELES (AP) Confronted with what amounts to cleaning its own athletic .Augean stables, overlords of the Pacific Coast conference pored over a voluminous report on conditions and certain practices Thursday. They eyed its author, a former FBI-man, as the logical whip-cracker to see that reform measures are carried out. Former Government Agent Edwin N. Atherton turned over to the conference a bundle of facts and figures which took two years to compile. It lifts the lid off on methods of trapping star athletes and various cleverly disguised ways of providing their upkeep. To pave the way for providing the conference a brand new cloak of respectability, faculty members authorized a minute survey of conditions at the ten big far western institutions it embraces. It cost approximately $40,000. The completed tome may become the throne for Atherton to sit upon as a one-man overseer. The faculty men, from what information can be rounded up outside the doors of the convention hall, mean business this time. They've discussed for years the idea of having a high commissioner administer the conference's affairs. Patterned after the plan in effect in the Big Ten conference, it would provide even more rigorous administration of athletic affairs, it is said. Atherton's round-up of facts created a profound impression on the faculty representatives. He sits in the private sessions. Contents of the report have been guarded with secrecy. Atherton, apparently in the belief a certain amount of public airing would do more good than harm, said he intended to suggest release of a digest of the coast-wide athletic "inside dope." Basketball Scores In Eastern Iowa FIVE PIRATES SIGN. PITTSBURGH (INS) The number of Pittsburgh Pirates in the fold for '40 jumped to five Thursday with the signing of two more players Fjrst Baseman Elbie Fletcher and Outfielder farice van Robays. Other Pirates '-signed were Outfielder Paul S Waner, and Pitchers Mace Brown ' and Joe Bowman. AT DYERSVILLE. Oelwein Sacred Xavier (12) Heart rr.) F Ft P Fn Ft P Zalzinski 0 0 2 Hittenmiller 0 10 Kisner 0 0 0 Tegrlrr 0 0 0 Hamilton 2 0 0 Fackcnthal 0 0 Sullivan 0 0 1 Hpnke'.s 0 10 Mais 5 2 0 Brunkan 0 0 0 Driscoll 12 2 Beckman 3 0 4 Beltendipr 2 13 Grane 0 0 0 McNamara 10 0 Johannes 2 0 2 WhitPhead 0 0 Totals 11 5 " Totals 5 2 8 At nair: oelwein 14: Xavier e. Dyprsville Independents 28; Oelwein 29 Newhall F. Stoecker R. Stoecker, Grovert Tuttle L. Thompson K. Werning Miller R. Thompson Tvedt E. Werning AT NEWHAU.. (HI) Keystone C?2 I D. Popp 1 Brauer 2 O. Feuerbach 4 H. Hamann 2 O. Koopon 8 R. Feu roach 0 R. Nebieus 0 D. Follsnet OX. Albers 0 Minert Winter Sports Club To Hold Formal Opening Of New Rink Sunday With a special program of ice skating events planned, the Cedar Rapids Winter Sports club announced Thursday that the rink Sunday would be open to the pub lie at a formal opening. The fes tivities will start at 2 p.m. and continue during the afternoon. A hockey game is contemplated with the Cedar Rapids Knitters slated to meet an out-of-town team, possibly Des Moines. The Knitters are scheduled to play at Des Moines but efforts are being made to reverse the billing and play the game here. Several speed skating races are planned and a figure skating exhibition will be included. The loud speaking system is in place and will be used for music and announcements. Everyone interested in skating is welcome. Washington County Meet Jan. 17 To 19 Special to The Gazette. WELLMAN Pairings for the annual Washington county basketball tournament to be held this year at Wellman on Jan. 17, 18 and 19 have been announced by the tournament manager, Supt. H. E. Ross. The two Ke-Wash teams, Kalona and Wellman, will meet in the opening round of the tourney. Also in the top bracket Ainsworth, of the Tri-County league, will battle West Chester, a member of the Ke-Wash conference. In the lower bracket Crawfordsville, a dark horse in this year's tourney, will battle another Ke-Wash conference team, the Brighton Bears. The other team in the lower half of the pairings is Riverside, drawing the only bye, and going into the second round against the winner of the Crawfordsville-Bright-on game. SIX HIGH SCHOOLS IN OAMK FRIDAY Roosevelt At Dubuque In Headliner; Iowa City On Wilson Court. Local high school teams are busy on six fronts Friday night. Roosevelt treks to Dubuque to defend their Mississippi Valley conference leadership against the Rams in the leading game of the week from the standpoint of general interest in eastern Iowa bas ketball. Roosevelt has not lost a regularly scheduled game since the meeting with Dubuque a year ago. On the home court the Wilson Iowa City game gets the most attention. It is the only home fray of the night. The Little Hawks dropped a close one to the state championship Creston team in their last start, and will be rated a favorite here although the Ram biers' tight defense will undoubt edly cause them lots of worry McKinley, with no game on the regular schedule for this week, has booked the alumni for battle Friday. This game starts at 8:15, with the sophomores and varsity reserves playing at 7. Franklin seeks that elusive first victory of the season at Clinton Some of the drawbacks that go with inexperience have been gradually smoothed out, as was shown in the .Burlington game last week. This one escaped in the final period after the Thun derbolts had led all the way, Clinton will be favored on their home court, but it should be battle. The chances of Immaculate Conception adding their seventh in a row appear good. The Greyhounds go to Dyersville to play Xavier high, a club that is of average strength but which has not been consistent. St. Wenceslaus, with five victories in six starts, goes to Waterloo to play St. Mary's. Saturday night Roosevelt completes a tough week by meeting Marshalltown on the west side floor. Marion reserves play the Rough Rider sophomores in a preliminary game. Harridge Has Plan To Help Lowly Browns PHILADELPHIA (INS) While the response has not been all that was hoped for, the American league has asked its seven other clubs to help out the tail-end St. Louis Browns next season by trad ing surplus player material to the team, Will Harridge, league presi dent, revealed Thursday. In Philadelphia to attend a pre view of "Touching All Bases," the circuit's new motion picture, Har ridge said that the league's appeal for the Browns has been made to keep the 1940 pennant race from becoming lop-sided. "We re not satisfied with condi tions in St. Louis," he said. "I don't mean from a financial stand point. Don Barnes and- the other St. Louis men associated with him have enough money to carry on, but they can't buy players they need to strengthen the club. "Something has to be done to remedy the situation and the league is taking the initiative in the matter. Now it is up to the clubs to do something, for it is to their benefit if the league race is more than a one-team affair." Harridge declined comment on reports that other team owners have not taken kindly to the idea because they have little surplus talent to spare. But the Browns, he added, are more of a headache than the so-far invincible Yankees. COE HOME SATURDAY WITH MONMOUTH FIVE Coe's basketball team, whose performance in the Marshalltown tournament last week made it the unknown quantity in the Midwest conference race, will get a test Saturday before the home folk when Monmouth visits the Coe gym. The game starts at 7:45. Monmouth was rated a co-favorite for the championship before the season started, and still rates high in spite of losses to Carleton and Beloit. In Dwight Mannen they have a man who rivals Merlyn Gersema of State Teachers in height. Mannen is 6 inches above the 6-foot mark. Dudley Plunkett, who set a con ference scoring record two years ago, is at one of the forwards These two have not yet begun to hit with the regularity of last season. Coach Willis Lamb expects to start the same five who played the bulk of the game with State Teachers last week. Paul Tschir-gi and Jim Scott are slated for the forwards. The former is a sophomore who has been playing steady ball, and the latter a senior who is coming into his own this season. At center will be Hank Moss, another sophomore. His playgt Marshalltown left no doubt about his ability to take care of himself in Midwest competition. At the guards will be Bob Smith, a senior, and Don Dunlop, a junior. Marion Home Friday With Vinton Cagers Marion high will be host Friday night to Vinton in a Tri-Val-ley conference game. The freshman game starts at 7 o'clock and the varsity encounter immediately thereafter. Marion has played one conference game to date, losing to Independence in a close finish. Ohio State Beats California Quint COLUMBUS, O. (AP) Ohio State basketeers used a newly found last half scoring punch Wednesday night to defeat the University of California. 49 to 45. It was the third victory in six starts for the Buckeyes and the fourth loss in six games played by the Golden Bears on their eastern tour. Box score: California US) Ohio State (4!)) Fe Ft P FnFtF Alamedia 7 3 3 Schick 112 Morgan 2 13 McLaln 2 0 2 Beil 0 10 Mickelson 10 0 Davis 0 0 OGraf 0 0 2 Oeilvie 5 11 Sattler 113 McGee 10 3 Goss 1 0 1 Biceerstaff 111 Mees 573 Bickerton 2 2 4 Lynch 6 4 4 Bailey 0 0 1 Dawson 10 0 June 0 0 2 Totals . 8 3 10 Totals 14 4 3 Keystone seconds 20 Newhall 8. AT IOWA CITY. St. Mary's Catholle Central (low City) ?g). ) (Ft. Madison) (23). ICE SKATES SHARPENED (HOLLOW GROUND) Keep your skates well sharpened and enjoy them to the fullest extent. SEE OUR STOCK OF NEW AND USED SKATES. MORGAN BROS. 510 THIRD AVE. SE. Brack 3 2 4'Arie 3 0 3 Rlttenmeyer 0 14 Danley 10 0 Cole 1 0 2 Coons 3 3 4 Chadek 3 3 4!Thorn 0 0 4 5ck 2 2 1 Kokjohn 10 3 Brown 0 12 Super 0 11 Bannon 0 13 Weisbruch 0 2 0 Knoedel 0 0 1 Cullen 0 10 Totals 9 10 21 Totals 8 7 14 At half St. Mary s 13; Ft. Madison 9. AT NEWHALL. Girls. Hitht Srhool 12). Alumni (18). Heeewald 3 10 Seilhamer 1 0 0 Wheeler 8 0 0 L. Boddicker 2 0 0 Matson 0 1 liM. Boddicker 4 0 1 Weichman 0 0 D M. Haerther 0 0 0 F. Light 0 0 0 Knudson 2 0 1 Ceika 0 0 0 D. Haerther 0 0 0 Rosebery 0 0 0 P. Wilhelml 0 0 1 Kerkman 0 0 0 G. Boddicker 0 0 0 M. Boddicker 0 0 0 Francisco 0 0 3 R. Light 0 0 0 Dannanbring 0 0 0: Hessenius 0 0 Ol Totals 11 2 1 Totals 9 0 6 Loras Cagers Nip St. Thomas, 33-27 ST. PAUL (AP) Coming from behind in the second half, a fighting Loras college basketball team defeated St. Thomas college 33 to 27 here Wednesday night. St. Thomas led 18 to 15 at the intermission, but the Dubuque team put on a drive in the second half that brought it victory. Herman Derouin led the Loras scorers with 14 points. Totals 18 9 181 Totals 18 13 17 Missed free throws: Alamedia. Ogilvie 3. BiKerrstaff 2. Bickerton. McGee, Bailey; Schick 2, McLain, Sattler, Mees, Mickelson. Halftlme score: Ohio State S7, California 25. Referee: Kent Pfeiffer (Ohio TJ.); umpire: Bob Shea, (Ohio Wesleyan). Add Novice Division In Women's Bowling Meet CHICAGO (INS) Addition of a new division in the 12th Chi cago American women's bowling tournament today raised hopes for a complete entry list of 1,500 teams. The new division, sixth in the tournament, will be for teams averaging 499 or less. Marge Clayton, of Detroit, presi-ident of the American Women's Bowling association, said she hopes to have 100 or more teams entered in the newly formed class F. The tournament starts March 2 and will continue through April 9. Olin And Stanwood To Meet Saturday Special to The Gazette. OLIN The Olin-Stanwooct games scheduled for Thursday night have been postponed to Sat urday. Olin girls are undefeated while Stanwood has lost but one game, and that was to Olin early in the season. The Wapsie conference title will be at stake. Fairbank Independents Beat Maynard, 17-16 MAYNARD The Fairbank independent basketball team won from the Maynard Independents on the local floor Tuesday evening, 17 to 16. The Harlem Hottentots will play the local independent team here Thursday evening. II wm mm X lis- f MCSSiaJSJtM I Pill- li iiSss3 i GEORGE CASE SIGNS. WASHINGTON (AP) Out-, fielder George Case became the first member of the Nats to sign for the new baseball season Thursday. President Clark Griffith said he received a "substantial raise." Case wrote from his home at Trenton, N. J., that the injury to his right arm which kept him out of action during the last two weeks of the season had completely healed. COMPLETE LINE OF RUBBERS and GALOSHES CLYDE LANDIS IOWA THEATER BLDG. Every-Day Low Prices (Satisfaction Guaranteed or Money Refunded) RUBBER HEELS . . (LADIES' TOPLIFTS) MEN'S RUBBER HEELS, pair 19c OFFICE FURNITURE FILING EQUIPMENT SUPPLIES VfEW YEAR office needs can best be supplied from 11 this complete stock. Desks, Tables, Chairs. Steel Files, Fire Files. Safes and other office and library equipment are shown in our complete Second Floor Display. Blank Books, Loose Leaf Devices. 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