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2 Accused in Bribe Case Released on $20,000 Bail 2 Cage Clubs Bumped From Unbeaten List By TED MEIER New York, (JP) — 'Two more names have been chopped from college basketball's thinning list of I New York, (U.R)—Two of the 4 men accused of attempting to "fix" a basketball game at Madison Square Garden were free on $20,000 bail Friday as a grand jury prepared to hear testimony again in the case from detectives from the office of District Attorney Frank Hogan. Jack Levy of Miami, Fla., and William Rivlin of New York, 2 of J. C Trojans Play at Estherville unbeaten teams. North Carolina and Lawrence Tech were the latest to be lopped off. North Carolina absorbed a 72-48 pasting from New York university in the first game of a doubleheader at Madison Square Garden Thursday night. The southerners previously had won 7 straight. Lawrence Tech was tripped by Hartwick 73-68 at Oneonta, N. Y., making its 8-game winning streak just a memory. 7 Still on List Major teams still undefeated include St. Louis, Minnesota, Western Kentucky, Hamline, Villanova and Cincinnati. None played Thursday night. The New York twin bill, in addition to a doubleheader at Buf- Cage Feature at Minnesota ialo, featured competition. a sparse night of Long Island made it a sweep for metropolitan quintets by licking North Carolina State 65-61 in the 2nd game of' the Garden attraction. Erase Early Lead The Southern conference champs piled up an early 22-5 lead, but Long Island surprised the 14,278 fans by suddenly finding the range from all angles. At the half, LIU was ahead 29-27. Then' with only 2i minutes left and the score tied at 57, LeRoy Smith put LIU ahead for good. A crowd of 5,711 saw Canisius whip Syracuse 59-52 and St. Bonaventure edge Niagara 61-59 in the Buffalo bargain bill. Duke tied William and Mary for the lead in the Southern conference by beating Washington and Lee 58-45 at Lynchburg, Va. Alabama took Auburn 45-38 in the Southeastern conference. Other trounce Rhode Island State wallop Maine 98-48; Toledo whip Wayne of Michigan 69-38; and Arizona take Hardin-Simmons 50-43. the defendants, took advantage of a reduction in bail made Thursday by Superme Court Justice Ferdinand Pecora. The original bail was $50,000 each. Joseph Arnowitz and Philip Klein of Brooklyn still were in the Tombs and apparently unable to raise bail. « The quartet, charged by Hogan with offering a $1,000 bribe to Co- Captain Dave Shapiro of the G e o r ge Washington university basketball team to "throw" a game, are scheduled for a hearing on Jan. 11. Six detectives and police officials testified before the grand jury Thursday, but Hogan said several more witnesses still were to be heard and an indictment could not be handed down before next week. Hogan said it now was doubtful the 4 defendants had been involved in any other bribery deals. He said he had obtained no evidence that they were part of a national syndicate. The 4 are charged with offering Shapiro $1.000 if his team would lose last Tuesday night's game to Manhattan college "by 18 or 19 points." However, Shapiro had been working with Hogan's office since Sept. 2, and reported the offer immediately. George Washinton won the game 71-63. games saw Louisville Memphis State 72-53; Loaded Field in Los Angeles Open; Hogan Big Choice Los Angeles, (8 s ) —If you were making book on the chances of any one player in 125 winning the Los Angeles Open 3 times in succession, you'd come up with a string of figures reading like the distance from here to Mars. But if you're making book on the chances of Ben Hogan repeating in the Los Angeles Open, trim "em down, Bud. For Blazin' Ben is definitely the man to beat in the 72-hole, $15,000 event launching the gold rush of at Riviera Country '49 Friday club. Any way you look at it, Hogan is in the saddle. He riot only has won the last 2 Los Angeles Opens, but he took the U. S. Open last year over the same tough, tournament-tested course. The boys who know are scrambling around for reasons why Ben may not win this one. Among them are: Hogan hasn't played tournament golf since last October, when he won the Open at nearby Glendale, and may not be razor sharp. him the most Who will give competition? Ed "Porky" Oliver, Seattle pro, is one. Lloyd Mangrum, the deft home town boy, Sammy Snead, tof White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., and Jimmy Demaret, Houston, Texas, are others. Or it might be other such constant threats as Toney Penna, Cincinnati; Dr. Gary Middlecoff, Memphis; .Ellsworth Vines, Iowa City, who finished 3rd to Hogan and Mangrum last year; Chick Harbert or Ed Furgol of Detroit; Stewart "Skip" Alexander of Southern Pines, N. Car.; .Eric Monti, Santa Monica; Johnny Buila, Phoenix; or Frank Stranahan, the Toledo amateur. SPORTS PARADE By OSCAR FRALEY New York, (U.R)—The Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox both finished ahead of the New York Yankees last season but General Manager George Weiss said Friday that he wouldn't swap his 1949 Yanks for either club — even though he has a "stand pat" outfit. With basically the same team which finished 3rd last season, Weiss predicted another 3-team race to the American league wire and gave 2 important reasons why he expected the Bronx Bombers to come home in front: 1. A complete medical overhauling of the personnel. 2. Casey Stengel, the Yanks' new manager, getting "full efficiency" out of the renovated^ personnel. "Follow Through" "We had a championship club but it did not play up to championship form," explained the portly front. office pilot. "Last season we gave each player a medical checkup but didn't follow through. Some reported overweight and others weren't in good shape physically. This winter we've followed through." In addition to slimming the fat and fattening the lean, Weiss revealed, the whole squad has had enough medical work done to keep a fair-sized medical staff busy. For instance, Joe DiMaggio has had a heel spur removed for the 2nd time, but this year long before spring training. "And, as far as I know," Weiss grinned, "he only has 2 heels. So he should be okay." Dislikes Veeck's Claim Weiss indicated that he wasn't too happy over the fact that Bill Veeck, president of the World Champion Indians, claimed the 1949 pennant. "It's a good time to win it, in the winter," he sneered. "All winter I've been wondering whether we finished practically in a tie for 1st place or in the 2nd division. The plight of our club is overestimated. Had we won, they'd be talking about the aging Indian infield." At the moment; Weiss is a man completely without a ball club. Contracts won't be sent out until late next week. DiMaggio, the Gophers Play Wolverines Purdue Meets Iowa in Big Nine Game By ED SAINSBURY Chicago, (U.R)—Minnesota's basketball team will stake an undefeated record and its hopes to win the Big Nine title against Michigan's defending league champions in a classic game at Minneapolis Saturday night. The combat will feature 2 all conference guards from Michigan, Pete Elliott and Bob Harrison, against the Gophers' all-conference center, Jim Mclntyre. Whether the Wolverine defensive stars can do as well against the Gopher scoring ace as they have done in the past 2 seasons is questionable. 25 Points in 3 Games Mclntyre, who has finished 2nd in league scoring for 2 straight years, has played against the Wolverine duo 3 tunes. In his first effort Michigan put a zone defense on the floor and Mclntyre tallied only one point. Last year he netted 16 points in the first game between the schools, won by Michigan 43 to 41, and later he dropped to 8 points in the 2nd game, also a Wolverine victory by a 56-45 margin. Under Michigan's former coach, Ozzie Cowles, Mclntyre's all- around play has improved, and in Saturday's game, even though the giant center might be closely guarded, other Minnesota stars could break out with enough points to produce a Gopher win. Aid From Skooff A sophomore sensation, Meyer "Whitey" Skoog, may be the surprise of the conference to help the Gopher campaign and'Veteran Bud Grant could have a hot night and break the scoring columns wide open. Harrison and Elliott likewise will not have to furnish the Michigan attack. Center Bill Roberts, at 6-feet-7-inches, only 2 i n ch e s shorter than Mclntyre, and sharp- shooting Forward Mack Supruno- wicz could pull Michigan to a win in its first conference start should the Wolverine defense hold Minnesota. The 2 teams were ranked as 1-2 choices for the league title by conference coaches in a pre-campaign vote, and 6 tutors favored the Wolverines to win. Going into the scrap, the headliner on a 4-game conference slate, there was little to choose between the teams, and the winner will be REVIEW OF THE YEAR - - By Alan Mover ;SEPTEMB6R Uaian CHty Ql»V«-Q»i«H«, M»»»n City, U. J» n . 7, 1949 Seek Revenge of Drubbing Suffered Here Mason City junior college will go after its 5th basketball victory of the season Friday night at Estherville against the once-beaten Estherville jaycee team. When the Trojans met Estherville at Mason City, the visitors dished out a 54-35 warping to Coach Volney Hansen's team. But since that time the Trojans have been using a different lineup— and a more effective one. Estherville won its first 7 games this season before falling to Sheldon 56-51. They'll be out to get back on the victory trail while the Trojans will try to prove that the previous drubbing was all a mistake. Gar Bieber, regular guard, suffered a sprained ankle in the Trojan victory over Eagle Grove Tuesday. He may see only limited action and if he doesn't start the game Hansen plans to insert Bud Quinley in Bieber's spot opposite Ray Henely in the back court positions. Jay Decker will again get first call at center with Dick Ennis and Jim Hutchison opening at the forward slots. Almost certain to see action are Ivan Pihl, Curley Varvel, Ray Colwell and Jerry Coyle. Mason City now has a 4-2 record in the Iowa junior college standings while the Estherville mark is 5-1. Main attention of the Trojans will be George Hess, ace center for the Wolves. Hess has averaged better than 16 points a game this season. Coaches Believe West Coast on Way Upward in Football By HAL WOOD San Francisco, (U.R)—The pendulum is swinging upward in Pacific Coast football and it will reach the peak again in the next 2 years, according to a poll of coaches at the NCAA convention taken Friday by the United Press. Some of them believed that the post-war decline of grid power in the west was caused by the fact that so many schools out this way discontinued the game during the war; others that the "losing cycle" that hits all areas finally had caught up with the west. But in all cases, they agreed that the comeback was under way —and would be reached either in 1949 or 1950. Offers Evidence "No question about it," said Harry Stuhldreher, director of Sanity Code Enforcement Progressing By RUSS NEWLAND San Francisco, (#")—The Na- AMATEUR the "team to beat" for the Big Nine crown. Michigan, losers only to Stanford by 2 points, has held its opponents to an average of 40.9 points a game, lowest in the conference, and has averaged 54 points a contest. Minnesota, 4th in the conference in both defense and offense, has hit a 59.9 per came scoring average and limited its opponents to 44.3 points per contest. Other games on the league program carry the conference leader, Illinois, with one league victory in the only game played thus far, to Indiana; Northwestern will play at Ohio State and Purdue at Iowa. In the lone non-conference game on Saturday's program Wisconsin entertains Creighton. Really Operating! Pro Team Angles for Student Manager Durham, N. Car., (U.R)—Bob Duncan of Duke university decided Friday that professional football teams must be hard up for manpower. He displayed a letter from a pro team which mentioned his "outstanding work" and professed to be "very interested" in him. Duncan thought this a fine tribute for a student manager with only one year's experience. BASKETBALL wheel horse, will be contacted personally. "We haven't talked terms yet," Weiss said. That prompted a query as to whether money wasn't pleasant. "It probably is—to him," grunted the man who will have to shell out. IOWA HIGH SCHOOL Dw Moinei (East) 48; Dei Moines (Lincoln) 46. Fort Madison (St. Joseph's) 32; Barling- ton (St. Paul's Central) 25. COLLEGE GAMES L«nr Island 65; North Carolina State 61. Canisius 59; Syracuse 52. New York U. 72; North Carolina 48. Hartwick 73; Lawrence Tech 68. St. Ambrose 79; Penn 55. Lonisvllle 72; Memphis State 53. Duke 58; Washington and Lee 45. Alabama 45; Auburn 38. Arliona 54; Hardin-Simmons 43. But it was proof that even in the front office they know that as goes DiMaggio—so go the Yankees. Gopher Gridders to Play Calrfornia Bears in 1951-52 Minneapolis, (U.R)—The University of Minnesota announced Friday that it has signed to play the University of California in a home-and-home football series in 1951 and 1952. The Gophers also announced extension of their series with the University of Washington through 1052. Minnesota will play at Berkeley on Oct. 6, 1951, and California will play here on Oct. 4 of the following year. It will be the first time Minnesota has met a California team since it played Stanford in 1930 and 1931. . The Minnesota-Washington series, scheduled to lapse after the 1950 season, will be resumed with games here on Sept. 29, 1951, and at Seattle on Sept. 27, 1952. Berwanger, Cain Agree on Disputed Roses Touchdown Chicago, (U.R)—Rose Bowl Field Judge Jay Berwanger, who ruled that Northwestern Fullback Art Murakowski scored the Wildcats' disputed 2nd touchdown, said Friday that he "called the play as I saw it." "It all depends on what part of the country you're from as to whether I called the play right," Berwanger said in a report to Jim Masker, supervisor of Big Nine officials. California football fans charge that Berwanger erred in calling the play a touchdown because Murakowski fumbled before crossing the goal line. However, Northwestern followers say he lost the ball after scoring. Masker said that Berwanger's decision was supported by Referee Jim Cain. "I thought at first that Cain let Barwanger call the play," Masker said. "But Berwanger told me that Cain backed up his ruling, and was satisfied that he was right in calling it a touchdown." • Masker said Berwanger told him "There's no doubt in my mind that Murakowski scored before he fumbled." High School Sports Trail By L. E. SKELLEY Des Moines, (IP) —Little Ankeny, the hottest shooting club in the state's class B ranks last year, has the same act again—only better. The cast isn't quite the same but 2 of the 1948 understudies are filling regular roles now and the team is roaring along undefeated in 10 games. Harold Hildreth, sophomore reserve last year, and Vernon Herring, freshman a year ago, have taken over for Dick Fontana and Bob Gehrke, respectively. Ray and Ron Fontana and John Johnston are 1948 regulars giving top performances again. Coach Bert Evans says his team has more scoring and a little more height than last winter. The defense, Bert adds, is "not quite as good." Ankeny won 29 straight before it lost to Davenport 62-33 in the semifinals of the state meet last March. Albia has set up an organized basketball program for its 7th, 8th and 9th grade youngsters and is pleased with its success. Observers there rate Eddie Adams, an 8th grade speedboy, as a future star. When Clinton knocked off Muscatine 33-28 it was the first time the River Kings had won at Muscatine since the "Firewagon Five" of 1946 whinped the Huskies. Iowa State Gets NCAA Golf Meet San Francisco, (/P) — The 1949 National Collegiate golf tournament will be played at Iowa State college June 27-July 2. The rugged Iowa State course was selected Thursday by N. C. A. A. officials at their convention here. This will be the 2nd time Iowa has entertained the collegians. The tournament was held at the Wakonda club at Des Moines in 1939. Belloise Takes on Unbeaten Frenchman By JACK HAND New York, (JP) — Robert Villemain, latest French importation, makes his American bow Friday night against Steve Belloise, veteran New York middleweight, in a 10-rounder, at Madison Square Garden. Since France's Marcel Cerdan came over to win the world middleweight title from Tony Zale, boxing fans have learned new respect for foreign fighters. It's up to Villemain to prove they deserve it. * -X- * Carroll's new Scoreboard was used for the first time Tuesday but it was Boone that gave the mechanism its best test. The Toreadors won the game 52-27 with Virgil Byerly getting 17 points. It was Boone's 5th straight victory over the Bengals. Boone and Marshalltown, involved in a 3-way tie with Newton for the Central Iowa loop lead, clash at Boone Friday night. Newton takes on Oskaloosa at Oskaloosa. * * * Marshalltown was pleased with its reception at Forest City. The fans there greeted the Bobcats Don't Go to Iowa Game Unless You Have a Ticket Iowa City—If you don't have a ticket, do not come to the University of Iowa fieldhouse expecting to get in for the Purdue basketball game Saturday night, warns Business Manager Frank Havlicek. "No tickets will be on sale to the public Saturday. Reserved seats are sold out for all conference games. So stay home and tune in one of the 8 radio broadcasts if you are .ticketless," Havlicek said Thursday. The game will be seen by students and student wives, faculty and staff members who won "I" book cards, and some 1,800 persons from the general public group who were able to purchase reserved seat tickets before the supply was exhausted. Doors will open at 5:30 p. m., the preliminary game between Iowa junior varsity and Muscatine junior college will start at 6 p. m., and the Purdue-Iowa opening tipoff is at 8 p. m. 3 Crowns in Europe Memories of the drab debut of Olle Tandberg, the awkward Swede heavyweight, have been dulled by Freddie Mills' light heavyweight champinship victory over Gus Lesnevich at London and Rinty Monoghan's flyweight title success. Three of the 8 crowns now are worn by Europeans. Sight unseen, Villemain—who is unbeaten as a pro in 34 fights— has been tossed into a main go at the Garden. He is a product of Lew Burston's recent scouting trip for the 20th Century Sporting club —part of the club's "new faces" program. Looks Toward Cerdan The former European welterweight champion gets no soft touch in Belloise, a smashing slugger with designs on Cerdan's championship. The American has chilled 42 of 95 opponents. Belloise was a 5 to 8 favorite earlier in the week but now it's close to a "pick 'em" fight with Steve a slight 5 to 6 choice. The Frenchman is expected to enter the ring at about 158 pounds, Belloise at 159. One selling point for Villemain s a decision win over Cyrille Del- athletics at University of Wisconsin. "The Notre Dame USC tie game this year proved it. And so did the Northwestern-California Rose Bowl tilt and Oregon's showing—although hampered by tough luck—in the Cotton Bowl against Southern Methodist." Lou Little, chairman of the NCAA rules committee and longtime head coach of Columbia university, was one of those who believed that the slump in standard of play in the west was just part of a cycle. "If you will recall," said Little, "a few years ago—before the war —the west was knocking over everybody. At that time I heard comments that the east and mid- west never again would catch the far west in football power. But it's just one of those cycles—and it looks like the west is coming back again. At least the showings in the Rose Bowl and the Notre Dame-USC game indicate that." Some of the western coaches were a bit more critical of their own shortcomings. Blames Coaching Methods Ernie Nevers, former Stanford Ail-American arid an ex-coach, said that some of the western failures could be blamed on the coaching methods. "When we go back to the old rough and tumble type of football," said Nevers, "then we'll reach the top again. I think the fellows are coming back along that line. California and Santa Clara were the most successful examples during ffie 1948 campaign." Lon Stiner, dean of Pacific Coast conference coaches at Oregon State, was one of those who blamed the war for the decline in western gridiron supermacy. "We had too many schools which dropped out of the game during the war," he said, "and they have made a slow comeback. Stanford is an example. However, we're on the road upward—and it will be a toss-up with any region from here on in." tional Collegiate Athletic Association, embarked on a program to establish a high ethical standard among its membership, heard Friday that steady progress has been made in the enforcement of its year-old sanity code. Most of the members are adhering to the code; a few still are ignoring it or violating parts of it, a survey conducted by the association's compliance committee has disclosed. Clarence F. Houston of Tufts college, chairman of the committee, reporting to the membership, said: "This effort to make the NCAA a regulatory body will not take place overnight. If we can draw any parallel from the experience of other educational associations which attempted to establish ethical standards, we shall be fortunate if we can regard ourselves as successful by the end of a 3 year period." Houston, head of a board which includes Ralph W. Aigler of the University of Michigan and James H. Stewart of Dallas, commissioner of the Southwestern conference, noted continuing violations as follows: "There are some institutions, and I believe very few, which are paying little, if any, attention to the NCAA or. its code. There are others, who by reason of tradition or pressures, size, location or other reasons, are encountering difficulties in the transition period. They appear to be making efforts to put their houses in order. "The great majority of the active members of the NCAA appear to be conducting their athletic programs on a sound and ethical basis and well within the requirements of the code." Offer Made for Eagles With Shift to San Francisco Los Angeles, (U.R)—A syndicate headed by Blues Singer Frankie Laine will offer to buy the Philadelphia Eagles professional football team Friday and move it to San Francisco, Laine's business manager said. George Gotfried offer will be sent Garden fans will be surprised by ViHemahrs unorthodox style. n his gym workouts he fought vith both hands covering his face waiting for a chance to move in close instead of the customary left hand lead. He is supposed to be a slow starter and a good workman nside. big cheer and the band the Marshalltown fight ST. AMBROSE BEATS PENN Oskaloosa, (fP) —St. Ambrose built up a 20-point halftime lead, and then coasted to a 79-55 Iowa conference basketball victory over Penn college Thursday night. Jack Donnelly of St. Ambrose led the •coring with 19 points. Enlarge Program Iowa City—An enlarged program will be distributed free at all Iowa home conference basketball games. Page size has been increased, giving space for some pictures and additional basketball information, as well as facts about other winter sports. 18 Grid Deaths in 1948 But None in Collegiate Ranks San Francisco, (U.R)—There were 18 grid fatalities during the 1948 season, Dr. Floyd R. Eastwood of Los Angeles State college told the American Football Coaches Association Friday, but there wasn't one of these in the collegiate ranks. It was only the 4th time since 1931 that the collegians had gone through the season without a direct or indirect fatality. Of the 18 deaths directly due to football, 6 were on sandlots, 3 in professional and semi-pro, and 9 in high schools. Indirectly due to football were 8 deaths. Dr. Eastwood, chairman of the association's injury and fatality committee, said that most of the fatal injuries were from blows received about the head' or spinal cord. with a played song. You know of a winning streak longer than Van Meter's 14 games? The Van Meter boys, however, are 2 behind their pirls' team. Immaculate Conception of Cedar Rapids rambled to its 8th straight with a 37-27 win over St. Mary's of Iowa City but the Marians did better than other Greyhound foes. Coach Phil Seghi's team had defeated other opponents by no less than 20 points. Harrison Looks for Purdue Cagers to Break Shooting Slump Iowa City—"Watch them hit when they play in the field house Saturday it's about time they shook off that shooting slump," commented Coach "Pops" Harrison of Iowa, referring to Purdue. The Boilermakers shot .179 in the losses to Notre Dame, Butler, and Loyola. In the first 6 victories the percentage was .296. Harrison is apprehensive because he can't see how such a slump can last more than 3 games. Snorts Calendar FRIDAY—Mason City J. C. at Estherville J. C. Mason City high school wrestlers at East -Des Moines. SATURDAY—Mason City at Waverly. Rudd at St. Joseph's (city high gym). SUNDAY—Holy Family at Bancroft. MONDAY—Donkey basketball at Armory. TUESDAY*— Osage wrestlers at Mason City (city high gym). Rod and Gun club at YMCA. MITCHELL INDIES WIN Orchard — The Mitchell independent basketball team won its 10th game in its past 11 starts here Thursday night by beating the Orchard Indies 49-34. Ham was the big gun for the winners with 24 points while Onken topped Orchard with 13. Oosterbaan Honored as Coach of Year San Francisco, (U.R)—Coach Bennie Oosterbaan of Michigan was honored by the nation's grid mentors as "Coach of the Year" here Thursday night, but he wash present at the banquet. Chosen in the annual Scripps- Howard poll, Oosterbaan was en- route to the coast for the affair when his train became snowbound at Kimball, Nebr. Michigan Athletic Director Orin "Fritz 1 Crisler accepted the trophy fo: him. WEISS TOPS SCORERS .Iowa City — Al Weiss, Iowa sophomore center, has led scorer in 4 games and tied for high ppin honors among the Hawkeyes in 2 others. His best output: 19 agains Texas Christian. Weiss has a sho percentage of .309 for the 8 game and a point average of 12.1. H has hit .644 on his free throws. nnoit, the Belgian "erdan last summer. who upset Many Schools Seek Coaches San Francisco, (JP) —Oregon's head football coach, Jim Aiken, is going to Lincoln in a few days to talk about the University of Nebraska's top coach job. Aiken said he had talked twice with George "Potsy" Clark, Nebraska athletic director and last Nebraska grid coach, and that Clark has invited him to Lincoln for further discussion. "I've been well treated and am happy at Oregon, but Clark approached me again and wanted me to go to Lincoln," he explained. He planned to go to Eugene, Ore., first. Both Aiken and Clark are here attending the National Collegiate Athletic Association and American Football Coaches convention. A former Nebraska coach, Bernie Masterson, is under consideration for football coach at Loyola university (Los Angeles). Father Lorenzo Malone, Loyola athletic moderator, said Masterson was an said that the to Charles D. Ewart, general manager of the league champions, who now holds a 60-day option to buy from Owner.Alexis Thompson. The syndicate's offer is dependent on 3 conditions, Gotfried said. The $250,000 price reportedly asked by Thompson will not quite be met, and league permission must be got to move the franchise to San Francisco. Arrangements also must be made with officials of Kezar stadium in San Francisco for playing dates at the stadium when the '49ers, the city's All-America conference team, are out of town, Gotfried reported. A wire was received by the syndicate Thursday from Ewart, who stated that a final decision has not yet been made, although his option interest will probably go to Philadelphia interests. applicant. Also consideration is reported Nevada's under coach, Dutch Olympic Champion Named Athlete of Year New York, (/P)—Mrs. Fanny Blankers-Koen, Dutch Olympic games star, has been chosen woman athlete of the year for 1948— 'irst time the honor has ever gone :o a foreigner in the annual Associated Press poll. Winner of the 80-meter hurdles in the world and Olympic record time, and to 100-meter and 200- meter dashes, Mrs. Blankers-Koen received 34 first votes and 123 points in the poll of the nation's sports writers. In addition, the Amsterdam housewife ran the anchor leg on the winning 400-meter relay team in the London games. ISWWffl K. OF C. BOWLING LEAGUE Won 1st 2nd 3rd H.C. Tot. Joe Sheeketski, although the Nevada school said Thursday a 5- year contract was waiting for him there. Wilbur Johns, U. C. L. A. athletic director, said Thursday night that the U. C. L. A. coaching job would be filled shortly. He hoped to announce Bert' La Brucherie's successor "within 3 weeks." Bud Wilkinson of the University of Oklahoma was mentioned as a possibility. but no official sources would comment. Coaches' talk during the convention here also mentioned the University of West V i r g i n i a 's Coach Bud De Groot as a possible successor to Coach Harry Stuhldreher at Wisconsin. Stuhldreher will devote full time as Wisconsin athletic director. De Groot said "naturally, I'm interested; but I have never applied for a coaching job in my life." 2438 2479 2046 2«28 2655 2586 NATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE STANDINGS EASTERN DIVISION W. I Anderson 21 Syracuse 17 Hammond 11 3 WESTERN DIVISION 17 Dayton Oshkosh Trl-Citles 15 Sheboygan 18 Waterloo 13 Denver 10 THURSDAY RESULTS Syracuse 75: Oshkosh 70. Sheboyfan 54; Waterloo 51. 7 9 16 20 12 12 IS IS 19 Pet. .750 .nst .407 .130 .58fi .550 .332 .464 .345 Floyd' & Leon. 2 579 785 738 384 Casey Drug... 1 729 ' OB2 713 375 J. Weber 177; Father Derja 470. Kllpto ..2 077 7»5 791 303 Grefe Tavern. 1 772 762 726 378 Al Gerard 11)0, 529. Coca-Cola ... 2 800 786 763 300 Al & Dick's ..1 801 722 784 279 J. Gallotly 193; M. Gasperl 523. Pres. Shop ... 1 652 672 709 315 2408 Hovell Imp!. . 2 767 082 1588 450 2484 Louis Relndl 201; E. Dusold 476. INDUSTRIAL BOWLING LEAGUE STANDINGS W. L. Pet. Jack Frost Foods 20 7 .788 Arnold Motor Supply 25 8 .788 Quality Fruit 24 8 .727 Btiss' Mobile Service 22 11 .667 V. F. W 22 11 .667 DeWllde Auto Service .... 19 14 .578 Storz Beer Ill IS .54S Knights of Columbus 16 17 .48.1 Northwestern Railroad ... 16 17 .485 40 and 8 14 19 .42* Swift and Co 13 20 .394 Milwaukee Railroad 12 21 .364 Montgomery Ward U 22 .333 Craig Bros. Insulation .... 10 23 .303 8 25 .242 25 .242 SCARVILLE TRIUMPHS OVER EMMONS 38-26 Scarville — The Scarville high school basketball team outscored Emmons in each quarter here Thursday night to post a 38-26 triumph. Curtis Reiso with 14 points and Anderson with 13 paced the Scarville attack. Scarville won the junior high game 28-23. Ken Starbuck Resigns as Ellsworth Coach Iowa Falls, (/P) —Kenneth Starbuck, Ellsworth junior college basketball coach, has resigned effective Jan. 15 to enter business at Hampton. His team has won 4 games and lost 2. It was his first season at Ellsworth. American Legion Army Recruiters ......... 8 HIGH MARKS Team fame — Jack Sprat 921, X. of C. 910. Team average — Arnold Motor* 2595, Jack Sprat 2366. Individual game — J, Sargent 256, L. Berneman 24G. Individual series— Ralph Millbiser 611, Jack Wagner 010. INDUSTRIAL BOWLING LEAGUE RESULTS Won 1st 2nd 3rd H.C. Tot. Jack Sprat ... 2 770 749 900 255 2674 Bu$5 Mobile ..1 708 814 755 426 2703 MUlhlser 218, 541. Arnold Motor. 2 822 779 747 240 258* V. F. W ....... 1 «56 787 668 417 2318 O. Abel 103; C. Claaien 183, 520. Storx Beer ... 1 099 711 812 411 2633 Quality Fruit . 2 818 789 718 336 2601 George KImble 191; M. Gaiperi 520. FANS URGED TO ARRIVE EARLY FOR WAVERLY TILT Fans from Mason City planning to attend the Mason City-Waverly high school basketball game at Waverly Saturday night are urged to arrive early if they plan to get a seat. The games on the Gohawk court are regular sellouts and seating capacity is limited to about 1,100 spectators. The preliminary game between the sophomore teams of the 2 schools will begin at 7 o'clock. 3 ..0 765 694 775 743 726 71S 442 270* 351 25«1 2845 2758 Milwaukee Crair Bros. Bud Hall 189; Bob Craig 463. K. of C ....... 1 767 691 821 366 N. W. R. R. ..2 76* 807 900 291 J. Gallogly 211; W. Sweet 543. Amer. Legion. 0 660 831 MO tit DeWllde Ant» 3 73> 711 089 «• 2589 Heard 185; Pete off 485. 40 and It ...... 1 MW 812 «S9 *M 2S<* Swift & C*. J. Flala 191, 511. Army Ree'ten 0 S9t M«nt. Ward ..3 624 Delaplane 171, 47». 2 716 647 «M 414 MM 7M 57* •77 4M 4M M14 Z4JJ Wesley Indies Play Sunday Wesley—Sunday afternoon at 2:30 the Wesley Independents will meet the strong Brom Auto basketball team of Des Moines. Th« Wesley team is built around 5 coaches in North Iowa.

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