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Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 22, 1948
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Mohawks Pro Gnd Plans - No Settlement Clash at Fieldhouse Wants 2 of AACs Best Teams By RALPH BERNSTEIN league. Different Ideas ha5 U !h ^ AAC representatives solve ?hlV Wn ldeas of how to forced^ ye f gl ' id War that has to irS.* any clubs in both lea e ues to lose money. McBride and Ben Lindheimer DZft^ theAAC Los A "S Dons told reporters after Monday ?i g «f * un Precedented get-togeth- « r o* the 2 leagues, that they proposed. 2 circuits composed of 14 teams. *u group would like to add their San Francisco, Cleveland, Los Angeles and Baltimore SlV J? s to the P^sent 10-team NFL, dividing the 'clubs into 7 team American and National loops. Under the AAC plan, owners of the remaining teams in their league would be given an opportunity to merge or buy into going franchises. Details of how this would be done were not announced. NFL Commissioner Bert Bell and his club owners would have none of this. Fixed Demand They were adamant in their demand for Cleveland and San Francisco and nothing else. Baltimore and Los Angeles in the All America league were the particular bones of contention. George Preston Marshall, owner of the NFL Washington Redskins was reported very cold on admitting Baltimore — • only 40 miles away from his money making Redskins. Meanwhile, the NFL and AAC went ahead with their draft plans Tuesday, 24 hours behind schedule. The NFL draft session was in Philadelphia and the AAC's in Cleveland. Pre-Christmas SALE IS STILL ON! It's Your Big Chance to Buy Christmas Gifts at Sale Prices SUITS O'COATS TOP COATS All Sixes in Regulars-Shorts-Longs Also o Complete Line of JACKETS WOOL AND DRESS SHIRTS NECKWEAR GLOVES SWEATERS BATHROBES Give Him a Quality Gift and SHI! Pay Less FEDERAL CLOTHES SHOP 11 5 South Federal I. Gindler, Prop. BASKETBALL fCOKES New York U. 83; Georfla 12. Lonj Island U. 11; Georfia Tech 60. Seton Hall 55; Dayton VI. West Virginia 01; Arizona 58. Tennessee 74; Tampa SO. Virginia 67; George Washington 53. Missouri 52; Southern Methodist -H. Minnesota 47; Navy 40. Illinois SB; DePaul 51. Cornell 5«; Michigan State 15. Notre Dame 55; Pennsylvania 42. Marquette Bfi; San DJejo State 50. Loyola of Los Angeles 42; Toledo 40. Duquesne 55; Nebraska 4'J. Creighton 64; Centenary 5S. Bradley 82; Texas Christian 57. Oklahoma Ai-M 56; Baylor 4U. Stanford 53; Michigan 51. North Dakota 49; Montana State 42. Oregon State 55; Wyoming 50. North Carolina State 49; Nevada 48. St. Mary's 74; Yale fi». Pre-Season Rating High for Illinois Champaign, III., UJ.R) —Dwight Eddleman, an athletic veteran of Olympic track and high school and college track, football and basketball at 25, may be the player to make Illinois cage fans forget the Whiz Kids in 1949. Mighty "Dike," who set a national scholastic scoring record at Centralia high school when he caged 969 points in the 1941 basketball season, is back for his 3rd season at the game at Illinois. Championship Possibility Around him Harry Combes, an alumni coach starting his 2nd season in the Big Nine, could build a league championship team, and maybe he will. Combes has back 9 lettermen and 2 regulars 'from the team which finished tied for 3rd in the conference last year. It was a club which won 7 straight games to open the season and then went into erratic play to finish with a record of 15 victories and 5 losses. Illini fans account for the 5 defeats with the explanation that the team, usually expert on rebounding, had off-nights under the boards against teams with shooting and jumping ability. This year they do not expect a repetition. Top Whiz Kid Scoring The Illini of 1947-48 set a campus scoring record surpassing even the famed Whiz Kids. Led by Eddleman's 277 points, 2nd highest one-season scoring mark by a player. in Illinois history, the team popped home 1,234 markers for the campaign. The best the Whiz Kids ever did was 1,127. With the experience of last season under their belts, this year's team could come through handsomely for Combes and Illinois. The team will have height, speed, shooting and rebound ability. Its defense may be poor, but the fans are counting on Eddleman and his mates outshooting the best team they oppose. Wally Osterkorn, a 6-foot-4£inch center, probably will be a starter, and reportedly he's vastly improved over his form last year. To spell him Combes has Walt Kersulis, a football end with a "good .reputation as a eager. At forward to pair with Eddleman, it will probably be Jim Marks, another veteran with plenty of speed, while Bill Erickson and Dick Foley are the probable starting guards. Claim Voyles Fired as Dodger Grid Coach New York, (U.R)—The New York Daily News said Monday night that Carl Voyles, head coach of the Brooklyn Dodgers of the All- America football conference had been ousted from his job but would continue in the organization, as the club's business manager at least until his contract runs out in 1949. SHEFFIELD BOYS POST 9TH STRAIGHT TRIUMPH Rockford—The powerful Sheffield boys basketball team scored its 9th straight victory of the season here Monday by downing Rockford high 66-27. The winners were in front at- halftime 28-18. Church with 18 and Kpttman with 16 points led the winners with Harold Saylor netting 14 for Rockford. The Rockford girls won 39-21 as Esther Preussner led the way with 15 counters. In a reserve boys game, Rockford won 25-19. Dremel MOTO-TOOL KIT the "pocket-size machine shop" 23* The ftiBrdfly-tuilt MoU-Tool in a fine, w»ad eate with 2S high grade accvsierfei. Will d« doieni »t w»rk- ihop and ho**ehold j«k» faitcr and. belter, fr«m grinding t* finishing Iron drilling (• InUylnf. DAGLE'S HOBBY SHOP 16 1st St. S. E. Ph. 1079 Weight on One Game It looks as though the Cerro Gordo conference basketball title will be decided in a single game, unless Rockwell comes through to make the league a 3-way race. . . . Plymouth's unbeaten club and the Ventura Vikings, a pre-season favorite, have only a single game this season and that will be played on Jan. 14 in the Plymouth gym. . . . Rockwell's club, beaten only once in league play, has a return shot at. Plymouth and a single game coming up with Ventura * Howard Barker, whose Mason City wrestling team apparently rates with the best in the state, has 3 former pupils who are now mat coaches in the state. . . . They are LeRoy Alitz at Osage, Cecil Mott at Iowa Falls and Lloyd Wilson at McKinley, Cedar Rapids. * The Iowa Hawkeye basketball team can come down to earth since the Michigan State defeat. ... A victory over the Spartans would have given fans high hopes but it doesn't look so good in the Big Nine the way the other teams have been rolling. . . . Our early choice for the title is Michigan. . . . The personnel is about the same as a year ago when the Wolves won the title and champs are still champs until knocked off. * Frosh Cage Talent The roundup of good freshman athletes at Iowa wasn't confined to football players. . . . The Iowa frosh cage team has been cut to 40 players and, without listing the many out of state aces on the squad, here are some Iowa flashes who are on the team: Duane Brandt, Waveriy; Jim Cedarstr'om, Des Moines; Dick Chado, Oelwein; Bob Clifton, Boone; Everett Cochrane, Des Moines; Wayne Fresh our, Ottumwa; Gene Gettys, Harlan; Skip Greene, Davenport; Bill Hesseltine, Conesville; Fred Ruck, Kansas City (formerly Davenport) ; Ed Schick and Tom Stenger, both Davenport. The above list comprises a dozen players who had great records as preps. . . . Some of them should develop into Big Nine material. * With Harry Stuhldreher now out of coaching, the last of Notre Dame's famous Four Horsemen has left the field as a grid mentor. . . . Don Miller, Elmer Layden and Jim Crowley all had a fling with Layden and Crowley "both enjoying success over a long span of years. . . . That famous foursome was a tiny outfit compared with our present bruisers. . . . When playing for the Irish, they averaged slightly less than 160 pounds. * In Youth Work Joe Lillard, f o r m e r athletic great from Mason City, is the director of the New Agers, a youth movement sweeping Harlem in New York pity and organized by the New Age newspaper. . . . The organization will operate sports clinics with top Negro athletes in the_ country present to explain their know-how. . . . New Agers plans to take the underprivileged kids off the street and really offer them something. Among the big timers lined up to. head various sports in the clinics are ball players Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella and Larry Doby, boxers Joe Louis and Sugar Ray Robinson and track stars Eddie Comvell, Herb Thompson, Tom Carey and Archie Parsons. * Bowl Favorites Via the Associated Pi-ess, we pick up the latest odds on the major bowl games for New Year's Day. . . . Sugar Bowl — North Carolina by 14 over Oklahoma. . . . Rose Bowl — Northwestern by 6£ over California. . . . Cotton Bowl — Southern Methodist over Oregon by 6£. . . . Orange Bowl — Georgia by 7 over Texas. . . . Gator Bowl — Missouri by 6 over unbeaten Clemson. . . . Dixie Bowl — Baylor by 6 over Wake Forest. . . . Harbor Bowl — Nevada by 3 over Villanova. Those odds look like a pretty fair slant on the outcomes with the Oregon Webfeet the best short- end choice at the quoted odds. . . . Second best choice seems to be Oklahoma. . . . Not much doubt but what the Tarheel-Sooner match is the best on the holiday card. Standing of local teams: W. L. St. Joseph's 9 0 1. Mason City 6 0 1. Clear Lake 5 2 Holy Family 4 3 Mason City J. C. 33 Leading local scorers: G. Bennett, Mohawks ....... « Welih, ,81. Joseph's ...... » Garth, Clear Lake ........ ,7 La ttimer, St. Joseph'* ...» Henely, Trojan* .......... « DlGretrorio, JHarooni ..... 7 «2 .000 .000 .714 571 500 Pis. Ave 101 US 12 74 m Ifl 9 ](>.« S.9 ».s 8.9 Sports Calendar TUESDAY—Waverly at Mason City. St. Joseph's at Rudd. WEDNESDAY—Iowa School for the Deaf at Mason City. Both Boast Win Strings School for Deaf Here Wednesday Evening By JIM VANHEEL Sports Editor The Mason City Mohawks and St. Joseph's Johawks, both undefeated this season, engage in pre- Christmas cage games as both clubs hope to celebrate a happy Christmas by preserving their unbeaten marks. The Mohawks, who have cap- t u r e d 4 of their 6 victories in games away from home, make a 2-night stand at Roosevelt field- house. On Tuesday night they meet their arch rival from Waverly, the Gohawks, and on Wednesday night Coach Elmer Starr's club takes on Iowa School for the Deaf from Council Bluffs. Johawks Play at Rudd The Johawks are away from home Tuesday night as they travel to Rudd to meet the Rangers. St. Joe will be shooting for victory No. 10 against a Rudd team which has won 7 of 8 games, the only setback coming at the hands of Holy Family of Mason City. The 2 clubs met only once last season with the Johawks taking a 26-21 triumph. Waverly, long a power in state basketball circles, will be putting a string of 4 straight victories on the line against the Mohawks. Since dropping their opener to West Waterloo, the Gohawks have cut down Decorah, Cedar Falls, New Hampton and Cresco. 2 Regulars On Team Coach Mart Brandes has 2 starters back from last season's club which defeated Mason City twice. They are Center Bob Gordon and Forward Roland Arns, an all-state football player. The boy to watch on the Waverly club is Dale Coonradt, a brilliant junior forward. -He scored 16 points against West Waterloo, 17 against Cedar Falls, 17 against New Hampton and 19 against Cresco. With Bernard Bennett of the Mohawks zooming along at about a 17-point scoring pace, a real scoring battle may develop between these top performers, BOTH CLUBS WILL BE OUT TO GAIN THE UPPER HAND IN THEIR SERIES. MASON CITY AND WAVERLY HAVE MET 8 TIMES IN BASKETBALL AND THE SERIES IS ALL EVEZSTAT 4 GAMES APIECE. The games last season were both close with the Gohawks coming out on top 26-24 and 52-46. The big Mohawks, who have held a size advantage against previous opponents this season, will be about equaled by the Gohawks as Arns, Gordon and Guard Dick Rowray all top the 6-foot mark. Lineup Revision Coach Elmer Starr, who hasn't used the same starting lineup in any of the 6 games played this season, has another combination to throw at Waverly. He plans to .use Chuck Murr and Leo Chimbidis at forwards, Delmar Diercks at center and Bernard Bennett and Bill Postma at guards. Bennett and Postma have started all of the Mohawk games this season. The front line of Murr, Chimbidis and Diercks will average 6-3 in height. AT THE SECOND GUESSERS CLUB MEETING MONDAY NOON AT THE YMCA, STARR NOTED THAT WAVERLY IS THE ONLY CLUB TO HOLD THE EDGE OVER HIS TEAMS SINCE HE HAS BEEN AT MASON CITY. HE THEN SAID THAT OF ALL THE OPPONENTS MET BY THE MOHAWKS, HE'D SOONER BEAT WAVERLY THAN ANY OTHER RIVAL. The Mohawks will be taking oh a good team in Iowa School for the Deaf for the follow-up' contest Wednesday night. All-Stater In Tuttle ISO has won 5 of 8 games this season and is spearheaded by Marvin Tuttle, a big 190-pound center who made the 3rd all-state team last season. In 8 games, Tuttle has split the nets for 144 points for an average of 18 per contest. Against the tough Abraham Lincoln team of Council Bluffs, which edged ISO 53-48, Tuttle fired home 33 points. He has able support from other vets including Lettermen Roderick Hayward, Jack Covert, Wayne Christian and Roger Taylor. Against the state titlist Manning club last season, Manning was forced the limit to gain a victory by 5 points and Manning had to come from behind to win after Tuttle had fouled out. The visiting Bobcats are noted for their great fight and spirit and at no time in the past few seasons have they taken a bad beating. Nate Lahn coaches the team and has been at the Council Bluffs school for 15 seasons. The team will arrive on the Rocket and stay in Mason City overnight. Last Saturday night the Iowa Deaf lost to Lenox 46-42 in an overtime contest. This marked the llth straight triumph this season for the Lenox team. Starting Lineups Pet. MASON CITY WAVERLY Chuck Murr .. .F.Dale Coonradt Leo Chimbidis .F. .Roland Arns Delmar Diercks .C. . .Bob Gordon B. Bennett ....G.John Sullivan Bill Postma ...G .Dick Rowray Officials' Bernie Page and Rod jj Gormley. Prelim starts at 7 between sophomore teams. I. C. CHARLES CITY LOSES Austin—St. Augustine of Austin drubbed the I. C. cage team of Charles City 47-29 after an impressive 18-6 halflime lead. Bill Christopherson led the winners with 24 points and Dick Hennagir counted 8 to top the losers. COACH ELMER STARR —He Wants This One Voigts Bans Coast Scribes at Practices By BOB MYERS * Pasadena, Cal., (&)— The cool war between the Big Nine and Pacific Coast conferences got a little chillier Tuesday. There was no serious declaration of hostilities but a simple announcement by Head Coach Bob Voigts of Northwestern university, newly arrived on the Rose Bowl front, did nothing to add to the warmth 'of the Big Nine-Coast conference domestic relations. Midwest Only Briefly, Voigts said that from Tuesday on, all Northwestern practices will be closed to the public and to football writers— all writers,, that is, except "our midwest writers, who can go »nd come as they please." This made a tremendous hit with California football writers, and brought a reply from Norrie West, director of Athletic News of the University of California. West said: "Without even talking to Pappy Waldorf, I will say that all of the California practices are open to all football writers, including the midwestern contingent who are with the Northwestern team. This goes when California comes down to Riverside next Monday and resumes practices there." Been Done Before The comment on the matter did not rest at this point after Voigt's statement of policy, which follows a pattern set up in general fashion by previous visiting Rose Bowl coaches. Fritz Crisler of Michigan last year did much the same thing, and Ray Eliot of Illinois the year before was on the sectional-secretive side. Both Michigan and Illinois, it might be recalled, emerged from the Rose Bowl without damage— to put it lightly—and probably had enough secrets left to carry them through half the ensuing football seasons. West, however, said his clients around the San Francisco bay region were particularly unhappy because few of them had-the opportunity of seeing Northwestern this season, including the day last September when the Wildcats hung a 19-0 shutout of a UCLA FOR A NEW CUSTOM TAILORED SUIT or OVERCOAT Come in and look over our new Woolens for Winter and Spring. Order Early for Prc-Holiday Delivery ED FINNEGAN CUSTOM MADE CLOTHES 24A 1st St., S. E. Across From Home Furniture ALTERATIONS and REPAIRS 25 Years Clothing Experience FOR THE MAN WHO HAS EVERYTHING..! A box of Cigars that will reflect your own appreciation of the finer things. Choose from the country's leading brands and special imports from Havana, Cuba ... all kept scientifically FRESH to insure a perfect smoke. In the lobby of the HOTEL HANFORD MASON CITY, IOWA Mohawks Win 3rd Mat Dual as New Hampton Falls 37-3 Joe Louis Concludes Exhibitions; Treasury Increased by $700,000 Lewiston, Maine, (£>)—Joe Louis Tuesday headed for Detroit and Christmas with his 2 youngsters. The Brown Bomber wound up his 1948 barnstorming tour Monday night with a brief demonstration to 3,500 Lewiston fans of why he still is the world's heavyweight champ. In his familiar, shuffling style Joe outpunched and outboxed Willie James of Boston,in 4'fast exhibition rounds. How much the champ netted wasn't made public, but he estimated his entire exhibition tour has added more than $100,000 to his treasury. St. Mary's to Play 4 Midwest Cage Clubs Moraga, Cal., (U.R)—The St. Mary's college basketball team departed Tuesday to play 4 games in the midwest during the Christmas holidays. The Gaels meet Minnesota at Minneapolis Dec. 22; Beloit at Beloit, Wis., Dec. 23; Bradley at Peoria, 111., Dec. 27, and Iowa at Iowa City, Dec. 30. LAKE MDLLS BULLDOGS BEAT THOMPSON 58-34 Lake Mills—The Lake Mills Bulldogs scored a 58-34 basketball triumph over Thompson here Monday night in a non-conference game. Bolstad of Lake Mills topped all scorers with 13 points. eleven In Los Angeles—a suburb of the Rose Bowl. Onlookers Impressed In any event, witnesses at the initial drill of Northwestern—open to all comers following the Wildcat's arrival Monday were frankly impressed with the hugeness, the speed and the snap of Voigt's entire squad. They acted like the players their admirers say they are, well balanced, reasonably fast as a unit, and efficient in hard socking blocking. Voigts came hers to win, and apparently the Wildcats have the same idea. California supporters, mind you, have exactly the same thought! That includes the team, which is also on the large side, has been schooled in good blocking under the Waldorf policies, and having been unbeaten all season, doesn't want to break the precedent New Year's Day. By RICK MEREDITH Globe-Gazette Sports Writer New Hampton—The Mason City high school wrestling team clamped a 37-3 defeat on New Hampton here Monday night to end the Mohawks pre-holiday activity with 4 straight wins. This one was the most decisive of the 4 for the Barkermen who nabbed 5 falls and 4 decisions while losing one on points. In the feature go, Dean Shunkwiler tossed the Chicks' Lowell Hereid in 4:32 tp stop, the latter's 2-year dual meet string at 14 straght. The Mohawks 112- pounder was behind 6-5 going into the 3rd period but quickly reversed, got a near fall and then finished off his foe. Heavyweight John Reuber rang up the fastest fall, 23 seconds, over Freshman Lome Willardson for his 2nd quickie of the year". Snip Nalan was close behind with a 1:02 pin in the 105-pound class, Bill Oglesby scored one in 3:22 and Ken Meacham in 3:27. Jack Squires found a rough and willing opponent in 129-pound Ron McGrath but overpowered the Chick 7-0 including points for a near fall. Freshman Eddie Gorham copped his first win of the season, 5-1, in the bantamweight mix and Stan Seidel gave the Mohawks their initial success in the 155-pound class by besting Harry Knutson 6-3. Dean L e a m a n grabbed the other nod, 2-0, with a first period takedown in the 118-pound clash with Bill Knight. Mason City scored takedowns in the first period of every match. New Hampton's Don Blocker won the lone Chick victory, 5-2, over Red Wise at 135. Mohawks unbeaten in 4'matches are; Nalan, Meacham, Squires Oglesby and Reuber. Nalan and Meacham each have 3 falls to their credit, Oglesby and Reuber 2 and Squires one. Shunkwiler, after an opening loss by decision, has racked up 3 straight pins. Mason City won the prelims 11-10 with Eldon DeVary. Duane Arnold and Larry Helm winning matches. 05—Gorham (MC) dec. Sanderson 5-1. 105—Nalan (MC) threw Underwood in 1:02. 112—Shunkwifer <MC) threw Uereid in 4:32. 118—teaman (MC) dec. Knight 2-0. 123—Meachim (MC) threw Iverson in o ;<J;» 129—Squires (MC) dec. MoGrath 7-0. 135—Blocker (NH) dec. Wise 5-2. 115—Orlesby (MC) threw Baltes in 3:22. 155—Seidel <MC) dec. Knutson G-3. Hwt.—Reuber (MC) threw Willardson in -.23. Referee: Spade Harmon. Doc. 21, 1948 Maion City GUfe«-G»i*t(«, Mai*B Ctty.ta. Michigan Dumped for First Loss as Stanford Wins 53-51 New York, (£»)—The Big Nine kicked the Pacific Coast conference boys around a bit during the past football season, but it looks like a different story in basketball. Stanford, top favorite for the Pacific Coast southern division cage title, took on Michigan, the defending Western conference champion, in San Francisco Monday night. The winner was Stanford 53-51. 7th Straight for Stanford It was the 7th straight victory for the Indians and the first defeat in 5 starts for the Wolverines, who the past fall had what was voted the best football team in the land. The meeting of the conference giants featured a full schedule of intersectjonal games. • North Carolina State, the big wheel of the Southern conference for instance, took a trip all the way out to Reno, Nev., just to learn the Nevadans have a cage combine comparable to their classy football team of the past season. f In a nip-and-tuck game, North Carolina State won 49-48. A jump shot by Warren Cartier from the foul line with 2 minutes to go furnished the winning margin. Georgia Quintets Lose Two southern quintets—Georgia and Georgia Tech—invaded Madison Square Garden to take a licking from a pair of New York teams. New York university -had to overcome an 11-point deficit to beat Georgia 83-72. Long Island university topped Tech 74-60. The classy Oklahoma Aggies trounced Baylor 56-40 and Missouri won over Southern'Metho- dist, figured to be one of the top teams in the section, 52-41. Illini Beat DePaul Illinois won its 5th game and avenged its only setback by overwhelming DePaul of Chicago 8951. Bill Ericksou scored 21 points and Dike Eddleman 20 for the Illini. Bradley university kept its record unsullied with a 82-57 verdict over Texas Christian. It was the 6th straight for the Braves. In other intersectional games, St. Mary's Gaels downed Yale 74-69 in San Francisco; Notre Dame won its 15th game from Pennsylvania 55-42; Nebraska thumped Duquesne 55-49, and Minnesota won over Navy 47-40. SHIRTS Yes, the man in your life can ALWAYS use shirts but he'll appreciate them more if you give MANHATTAN Shirts. We have a large stock in colors or whites. $395 OTHERS $4.95 MARK TWAIN SHIRTS AT $3.50 AND UP Christmas Special ALL OUR MEN'S SILK ROBES Reduced in Price... 3 O OFF I Men Like Gifts Like These!! . . . 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