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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 24, 1943, Mason City, Iowa Friday Der 14 9 MASON Cm GLOBEGAZETTE Probably the most muddled sports situation in the country at the moment in fact during the past few years is the mixup of the boxing picture Many the titleholders are in the armed forces and many of the titles are frozen there are duration cham pions and claimants the Na tional Boxing association and the New York State drowns At least one thing can be said for the following summary of the current is up to date Perhaps Ihe wisest thiug for the boxing fan to do is to clip this and keep it handy then makf the additions and subtractions as they come alone By that method the leaders are at your fingertips to settle arguments The heavyweight picture is probably the no Joe Louis is the champion his title is Irozen for the duration and he is recognized as champion by both tne NBA and New York Gus Lesnevich In the lightheavyweight divi sion Gus Lesnevich of the coast guard is the fairhaired boy Hes recognized by the NBA and New York and his title is also frozen for the duration Occasionally however youll findsome of the lightheavies saying theyre light ing in the heavy class and vice versa But no matter Lesnevich is it Now we come to the middle weights that still isnt so bad New oYrk and the NBAare still seeing eye to eye and recognize Tony of the navy as title holder His title is frozen Welterweight king is Freddie Red Cochrane of the navy rec ognized by both NBA and the New York commission His crown Is frozen Trouble Now down in the lightweight class we begin to run into trouble No titles are frozen both organi zations recognize different champs and there are bouts almost every month in which the may change hands Right now how ever the NBA has Sammy An gott of Washington Pa as its champion New York thinks dif ferently and says that Beau Jack Augusta Ga is the rightful owner way of deciding is to get he 2 men to gether Not that it hasnt been proposed The men cant decide how to split the wants a 5050 division while Angotts camp demands 6010 It that can be settled and other pretenders slop hollering for a while maybe it can be decided Theres no im mediate prospect of that however with Jack committed to a return with Bob Montgomery from whom he lost and rewon the title Whoever you choose to recog nize remember that both men are nationally considered the lightweight champ and that noth ing will be settled until a boutis arranged One Frozen We have the same situation in the featherweight class except that the New York champions ti tle is frozen National Boxing as sociations pride and joy is Phil Terranova of New York Terra novas home state however looks elsewhere for its champion rec ognizing Willie Pep the little lad from Hartford Conn Peps title i frozen The final two classes are once again clear King of the bantam weights is Manuel Ortiz of El Centre Cal who is the national champ despite the fact that he does much of his fighting out on the west coast That friends is bit unusual for New York And finally way down in the flyweight division is Jackie Pat terson Scotland selected by the NBA and New York Neither of those last two titles is frozen By DAVE HOFF Chicago iff Halt a hundred xiys who wont be home for hristmas will be busy Sunday doing the same thing Chicago Bears and Washington Redskins football teams have been doing 3 if the last 4 in iro footballs series Only this time the Bears arent quite the lusty favorites as in other years In 1940 the Bears supported their favorites rating with a rec ord 730 assault on Ihe Redskius Ivory Because of the draft the nev York Giants now have some gooti trading material and should be able to swing a deal for some muchneeded ivory With Gus Mancuso now in 4F the Oilmen have a 4man calching staff in eluding Ernie Lombard who io slill a valuable addilion to any team This is the time for Sccrelary Eddie Brannick to start rebuild ing not when the season starts The New Yorkers learned a valu able lesson last year by doing exactly We hope theyll profit by it COLLEGE BASKETBALL By The Associated Press Notre Dame 47 Purdue 40 De Pauw Uni V5 74 Freeman Field 44 Bunker Hill Naval Air Station iO Stout Field 28 Corpus Christ Naval Air Train ing Center 60 Texas 47 San Diego Marine Corps Base 42 University of Southern Cali fornia 35 Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GfobeGaielte wrier boy Mohawks Beat Waverly in Wild Fourth Period 3533 CALLING ALL BOWL GAMES B nd noyi Chicago Bears Wont Be Heavy a 146 upset Even that didnt quell the cheers of the Bears noisy backers And when the Chicago and Washington teams met during the regular sea son this fall the Bear fans bois terously acclaimed their team was the better one by a mile Only it wasnt Not by 2 touch downs Washington won 217 the only defeat for the Bears this sea son Now Chicago grid fans are sitting tight expecting a close game Sunday when the National league stages its delayed title game in Wrigley field The state of the nations se curity being what it is it is per missible to say things are so chilly around Chicago that the Bears have been working out in an in doors roller rink The Redskins havent brayed the temperatures here yet being quartered at Pur due university at Lafayette Ind and wondering if their equipment will arrive in time for at least one fulldress workout But the statistical Stephens are stirring up with facts from the season designed to show once again the Bears have a neat edge over the Redskins in performances enough mind you to risk tossing out the term favorite on the Chicagoans but justsufficient to show they COULD be the win because of more 1 By ROGER BOSENBLUM GlobeGazette Sports Editor In one of the wfldest 4th quarters ever seen on the Roose velt floor Mason Citys basketball team saw a sizable lead cut down vanish reappear falter then come back very much alive to hand the Waverly quintet its first defeat of the year Thursday night 3533 Showing the results of concentrated practice during the last week the Mohawks failed to let a firstquarter deficit bother them came from be lind a 50 hole and went ahead by the time the quarter ended 97 And except lor a moment in the 2nd quarter and the hairraising final stanza the Mohawks never were behind although the game close throughout The Waverly team came to town with the enviable record of holding its last 2 opponents lo a single field goal and a scoring average well above 40 points plus an undefeated mark The record did not impress the Car dinal and Black however and it went about its business of win ifig the game with serious intent An old jinx held true Thurs Five Starts Year at Slow Gait Okla ency has marked the efforts ol the University Oklahoma basket ball performers this season but in winning 2 of 5 stalls theyve dis ttnu uiu jinx iieia true iiiurs sooner publicity tagged the squad day night With Coach Bud Suter as headed for plenty of early lickings Theyve absorbed 3 such trim mings but the opposition has been Hrst class and in beating the Chil dress Texas Flyers and Norman Naval Air Station Zoomers the Soouers stopped 2 good teams Two victories dont make a sea ners Sunday ability The Bears chewed up the turf for 1656 yards rushing this season to Washingtons 1038 They made 2310 more by passing to Wash ingtons 2046 The leagues official recount on passing early next spring no doubt will credit Washingtons Sammy Baugh as the circuits best based on completions But Chicagos Sid Luckman completed out of 2t2 for a record 2194 yards and a record 28 touchdown passes Boh Snyder added another 116 yards Baugh hit 133 out of 239 but for only 1754 yards and 23 touchdown passes George Cafego collecting another 258 yards and Leo Stasica 31 the scores by which Washington beat the Bears the last 2 times they met officially HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL By THEASSOCIATED PRESS Arnolds Park 44 Spencer 28 Muscatine 41 Iowa City 15 Mason City 35 Waverly 33 Kinfey 30 Fashioning a team from new comers Coach Bruce Drake ex pected the inconsistency and u Hv iwuu uc uLujicii 01 antics son however and the Sooners dieted victory The fates denied stiU have to prove themselves in him the Big Six race But with Allie Paine as the mainspring the club proved shooting told the may develop into a really formid for Mason City Verlyn able aggregation center for the Mo of the outstanding hawks kept usually highscorinc action jind Oklaho Harlan Platte down to only 7 instrumental Paine is one luaids of the section mans will insist on enlarging that territory Another highlyregarded candi date is Ken Pryor freshman for ward who was the sensation state interscholastic circles last year The Sooners also have 3 members of last years Enid High state championship squad the Ladusau twins Dean and Don and Don Buelow Other Oklahomaproduced tal ent includes Richard Vaughan senior and squadman last year Bob Berry Norman sophomore who didnt report for the cage sport last year Olan Corley soph omore Jack Landon a good pros pect for Oklahoma City and Fry ers teammate last year Donald Leake 63 from Chandler alel otts transfer from Southwestern State Weatherford Okla Arnold Riley from Connors State and Herb Smith Tulsa sophomore who won allCatholic honors 2 years Grover Ramsey 64 from the Oregon State freshman team may develop into the best of the out state SWELL TEAMWORK Washington William H Deming Utica N Y ex Colgate quarterback was one two marines who rescued an air man who had crashed into the sea ago i jnuii iiau crasnea into tne sea That virtually makes the Chi 200 yards off Munda Point cagoans the for recently The former Red Haider the statistical items 146 and 217 is Sun captain an antiaircraft convrat Ktr TtrnrU t63Hl whlpll Hnrrrrar vilinrtt team which bagged 3 Jap planes over New Georgia COACH TO GO Newton A Connie Goodman head basketball coach at Newton high school has been ordered to report for induction H AXt II BOWLING Won 1st 2nd 3rd HC Tot HoxicFniit 1 651 625 130 2S 2052 M C Auto B 2 719 712 728 57 2216 H Miller 182 G Miller 500 KenneysTar E G Morse 631 0 467 629 G0 349 508 243 1999 L Copley 191 466 Hi 282 1926 57 302 REVIEW OF YEAR IN SPORTS By JACK SORDS i3o A AT DETROIT s 17 WM ocox SzcAitz owMee OP PAIUIES sick in bed Assistant Joe Rogers took over the reins Before Rogers came to Mason City his teams at Rockwell City had never lost to a team coached by Mark Brandes the present Waverly mentor who formerly tutored at Sac City Confident the jinx would be broken Brandes pre Better rebound work and im slory Hull points and was giving the Mohawks the edge ii grabbing the ball the basket Ike Zeigler led Mohawk scorers with 10 points on 3 field coals and 4 charity tosses Boivdish Waverly forward found his basket eye in the 4tl quarter and dumped in the major ity of his 11 points to take high point honors for the GoHawks Despite the fact that it was a rough game ony j via the persona foul route The coaches agreed be fore the contest to use the 5 per sonal fouls rule which under a High School Athletic association edict is optional Waverly started out fast with a field goal by Bowdlsh and a goal and free throw by Strotman send ing the visitors off to 50 lead Di Marco and Art Wagner connected on goals in short order to cut the margin down lo a single point Platte notched a bucket to built up Waverlys lead to 3 points 74 but it went no further Forward Ike Zcigler made good tree tb ro w f6 16 wed by a field goal and Wagner addec 2 more on a basket to send the Mohawks out in front 97 as the quarter ended The second quarter was one of seesawing leads but nothing compared to that final stanza As the half ended Platte sank a free throw toknot the count at 1515 The 3rd quarter was all Ma son City with the Cardinal and Black building up an impressive 2721 lead by the end of the pe riod with every man scoring at least 1 point1 as Zeigler Rutt and DiMarco scored 6 quick points a the end to break a 2121 tie When DiMarco started the 4th quarter by making good a frei throw it appeared that the Mo hawks were beyond reach Those who thought that were in for rude jolt however Before the Mohawks could score again the count was tied up at 2828 with Leslie Bowdish and Morton com bining to knot it Heres where the fun started and time began to laugh as each club fought furiously to get ou ahead before the final second Thi score was tied 3 more times be fore the Mohawks finally won out and once Waverly went ahead Two free throws by Zeigler sen the Mohawks ahead 3028 Bow dish retaliated with a field goa to tie it at 3030 He did fiirthe damage by making good on free throw to put Waverty ahead 3130 with a minute loft to plaV DiMarco was fouled sank his trj once again to tie the game at 3131 Bob Miller dumped one in U send the Cardinal and Black in front again 3331 with a half min ute left A Waverly man was foaled and Ihe GoHawks took the hall out of bounds refusing the free throw It paid dividends as Bowdish connected on a long one to tie the score and give Wav erly a tie again 3333 Then with only seconds left Rutt saved the day by hitting the nets squarely to put the Mohawks ahead to stay 3533 On the nex play Strotman fouled out thi game and Mason City took the bal out ol bounds had time only to pass the ball once before the gam ended Next foe on the list is Marshall town on Dec 28 The sophomore clubs will make it a cioubleheader Thursday night the Waverly year lings downed the Mohawk sophs 2616 JMSOV Warner f 2 2 3 6ISlrotman f 3 3 5 Zclplcr 3101 Bowdish t 5 I 11 Rutt c 304 6 Platte c 3 1 DiMarco g33ig Morton gill Miller E 2024 Leslie g 113 Gthner f 0 0 0 0 Brandcs g 0 0 0 Bnins c 0000 Eggleston Totals 91313 Totals 13 7 16 3 NEWSOM IN 1A Hartsville s Car Bobo Newsom traded this week to the lastplace Philadelphia Athletics by the Washington Sen ators the American league ha been reclassified 1A in the draft his selective service board re vealed DePaul University Heads for Unbeaten Basketball Season Notre Dame Five Downs Purdue 4740 South Bend Ind Ed Moose Krause presented the hird version of his Notre Dame Dasketball team Thursday night and the new starting lineup led he way to a 47 lo 40 victory over Purdues Boilermakers Carl Loyd 18yearold fresh man and the only civilian in the starting lineup which included Johnny Lujack oC the football learn scored 5 baskets in the first half to pace the drive which gave Notre Dame a lead which was never relinquished Leo KJier scored 13 points for Notre Dame to lead in scoring Gordon Haagled Purdue with 11 most of which were garnered dur ing a wild but futile last period rally which narrowed Notre Dames margin from 13 to 7 points Notre Dame led at the half 32 to 23 SPORTS ROUNDUP By HUGH FULLERTON New York word on the big league baseball group tour ing Alaska comes from Pfc How ard Kosbau editor of the Sour dough Sentinel via tubthumper Jackie Farrellpf the Yankees The big leaguers have visited many military installations in Alaska and the Aleutians mostly talking naturally with Frank Frisch along and Kosbau reports theyve made a tremendous hit In fact he says The soldiers woulc rather talk to a big league base ball player than to Betty Grabte1 Theres been just one draw back to the tour Hank Borowy has become such a K P expert since the baseballcrs have had to cook their own bacon and eggs and wash the dishes that hes afraid hell never escape those duties at home Todays Guest Star Van Garrison Burlington I o w u HawkEye Gazette Wonder wha the Chicago Bears will put on be tween halves next Sunday The ice follies might be persuaded to do an act Carrying on the quest lor the football seasons high school high marks Meridian Miss high school tallied 442 points in l games Anybody beat that And Tossin Tim Timbcrlake o James Monroe high Fredericks burg Va pitched 17 touchdown passes the longest going 54 yards He completed 81 out of 1G8 pass ing tries Dick Whitey Michaels Charleston W Va high completed 61 120 passes II for touchdowns and ran th ball 1030 yards scoring 17 times West Virginia incidentally still claims the ailtime prep scor ing record of 351 points made by Albert Big Sleepy Glenn for Elkins high in 1922 Another record claim Ned Sexton former ly of DePauw and the Chicago Cards sent in 4 subs to call plays for St Petersburg Fla agains Plant City Three of the playb went for touchdowns so theyre nominating Sexton for allstate quarterback Safe At Home When Johnny Gottsclig the Chicago hockey vet was out scouting plnyers for the girls pro baseball team he man aged last summer he asked one prospect if she was a good catcher Sure I am came the reply I once caught a man Johnny then asked about her run ning ability and the catcher cross questioned How do you suppose 1 caught that man H could only happen in a girls league Cleaning The Cuff It would be a great duel between Sammy Baugh and Sid Luckman if the ran the ball instead of throwing it at Chicago Sunday The sea sons statistics show that Sid tried to run 22 times for a net loss o 40 yards and Sammy lost 44 yards on 19 tries At 81 Connie Mack says that all a pitcher needs is a good fast ball and a good curvi How about a punctured car drum Seasons Greetings Song for the holiday apol ogies to Ben Brooklyn Weekly wish I had a paper dollar I could call my own By CHARLES CHAMBERLAIN Chicago Universi y of Chicago out the sports iclure on the football field but ne of the countrys leaders in jaskelbaU for the last 10 years is off to a good start in its cam paign to finish the cage season mdefeated Led by George Mikan 6 foot inch center the Blue Demons have brushed aside early season competition averaging 70 points a game in winning 8 encounters Seventeen more contests are scheduled and 3 of the toughest ire booked during the holidays vhcn the Demons invade 3 east ern cities The Demons last perfect sea son was in 1933 but their youth tul coach Ray Meyer former No tre Dame cage player and assist ant coach believes his boys may match that record if they are suc cessful in turning aside St Jo sephs at Philadelphia Dec 28 Long Island U at New York Dec 30 and Arkansas at Buffalo N Y Jan 1 Last year DePaul went east with a 7game win ing chain but Duquesne broke it 4840 The Demons greatest victories this season were over Nebraska 5515 and over Indiana 8143 one the worst defeats the Hoosiers ever have suffered Mikan has averaged 19 points a game and appears certain to break his 242 total in 23 contests last season Employed effectively on defense as a goal tender he is flanked by 2 other sharpshoot ers who have averaged a dozen points apiece a game Guarc Dick and George Stump a 82 forward The teams only weakness is lack reserves Mikans little brother Edward is in the re placement group Hes only 66 but hes still growing DePaul cage teams competing against the nations best in the last decade compiled a record ol 157 wins against 54 losses The school discontinued football in 1938 HUSKERS CAGE MATERIAL SMALL Lincoln Nebr Coach A J Lewandowski the University ol Nebraska the basketball season is just a continuation of his foot ball dilemma Theres the same scarcity of ma terial for the court machine that there was for baseball The all civilian squad contains one letter man Alan Artman 5 foot 10 inch forward and the starting 5 lacks heisht and weight A Norfolk Nebr high schoo star last year Don Barry is on of the best prospects and he handling the center position com mendabiy Hes 6 feet 4 inches and weighs 185 pounds bigges of the starters Lewandowski has been using Earl Eager 511 and 170 pound and Tom Dworak 59 150 a guard nnd forward respectively with Melvin Sherman 6 foot inch freshman from Omaha at Ih other court position Five members of the Huske football squad are seeking court berths too They are Bill mil 62 200pound guard Morris Gaiter 6foot southpaw forward Tei Kenfield 510 ISO forward George Lucas 6 guard and Pa Rooney 510 guard Tall but inexperienced are Rus sell Leger 64 center and War ren Eistenhart 62 guard After dropping 3 decisions in row the Huskcrs bounced into thi victory column Saturday nigh with a 4131 triumph over South Dakota Their losses were imposec by Iowa 5033 De Paul 5515 and Minnesota 4421 The Hnskers will improve a Ihe season progresses but evpec to land in the Big A second divi sion with Missouri and Kansa Slate Next year for the Nebraskan will be their Big 6 opener Januar 8 with Iowa State at Lincoln Com parative scores give the Cyclone a clear edge since they lost u Minnesota by only 3 points 3128 CATCHERS GALORE New York New York Giants catching staff may be the tipoff on what to expect in base ball next summer With Gus Man cuso reported as rejected for mili tary service by his Texas drat board because of rigid fingers Me Ott will have a staff of 4fers ii Mancuso Ray Bcrres Ernie Lorn bardi and Joe Stephcnson Parade of Freaks in Sports Year By SID FEDER New York Step up and ave a look at sports freak show or 1943 folks Its the best yet Sorry theres ho bearded lady over there on the big stage is hat extrainning football game ictween Ohio State and Illinois Ol all the gags during the year hat was the sidesplitter At least hats what 43 the 75 sports vriters voting in the annual As ociated Press poll on the years ports oddities tabbed as their top augh making the thing strictly no contest And then theres the bauisli nent of Bill Cox from baseball or betting on ball games Thats far back in 2nd place with only 1 firstplace votes and points compared to the 149V1for the Buckeyelllim windun 12 minutes after the final gun The only thine about this Cox vote is the boys had a lot of trouble making up their minds whether Bills ouster or the story he told Commissioner K M Landis in his appeal was the odder oddity And over here youll find Clint Wager the Chicago Cardinals nd who fractured his jaw while Lrying a dropkick He came in for nough support to get the 3rd spot with 17 V points And on this next stage between the sxvord swal lower aiid the fat lady is the clock that gave the long count at the Notre DameMichigai jame letting the gridders go foi 23 minutes in the 3rd quarter Just keep on moving aroimc among the others in the top theres the water boy who finally got into the ball Billy Andrews and the dismissa Bucky Harris from the Phil lies with everyone in on cept Bucky and the last minute doordie pass Great Lakes threw to beat Notre Dame a pass everyone in the ball park knew was coming and the firing and rehiring Leo Durocher bj Branch Rickey Altogether 70 different items were listed in the poll all thi way from the one Norman Codei of the St Joseph Mo News Press forwarded about pro foot ball Referee Jimmy Cain trying to slip into his small daughters nightgown thinking it was a sweatshirt right up to thestory about the West Virginia hunter who wrestled a big deer afte RANGERS LOSE PLAYERS GAME By UNITED PRESS The New York Rangers more ioroly pressed for players than my other National league hockey Friday faced the bleak pros ect of operating without 2 of their most dependable perform ers Goalie Ken McCauley and forward Grant Warwick until hey recover from injuries suf fered in a 5 to 3 defeat at Detroit Thursday night A 3rd player Otto Heller Kan ircr dcfenscman was struck by a flying puiH and dazed tempor arily but was expected to play in the Rangers next game The others were left behind in a De troit hospital Warwick was knocked uncon scious in the 2nd period Thursday night in a collision with Cully Simon Detroit defenseman He suffered a bad skatecut on the back his head which required several stitches A few minutes later McCauley was hit on the jaw by a shot by Carl Liscombe and the game was delayed 15 minutes while he was given treat ment The Rangers started the scoring in the first period on a goal by Dutch Hiller but Joe Carveth countered with 2 goals to put De troit ahead John Mahaffy scored for the Rangers in the 2nd period slightly wounding him and hanging on to him too But that IllinoisOhio State Jame was the headliner You re member the gun went olf with the score tied 2626 the 2 squads to their locker rooms and the customers started home to dinner Then Head Linesman P C Goebel announced there was an on the last play so the 2 squads came back out 12 minutes later for one more play A lot of the players were only dressed And Ohio States John Stungis kicked a 25yard field goal And the topper says Ohio State Coach Paul Brown came when he was instructing Stungis before the play Dont worry coach he told me Brown tclates I never missed one ot these in my life How many have you tried I asked him Brown went on None coach Thats the kind of a show it is the price of admis sion THE CLUBHOUSE By CHARLES A GRU3UCH AP Features f foolbali has madc a perspiring debut in the Land the Nile amid the stifled yawns of the astonished British shouts of Well done Jolly good or Bloody fine JSot a monocle was dropped1 Which is to say the British and their imperial cousins dont care all for American football or the somewhat off beat brand being presented by American service teams Cairo papers say American football here is a mere wartime novelty which will die away un noticed come the peace x The opening clash of a 12game schedule under taken by 7 American service teams drew a crowd of spectators their curiosity whetted by the stream lined versions of football in the movies The base hospital Rebels and the Quartermaster ih Vf rtoIeli and sweatei they won few if any foolbali fans among the nonAmerican clientele Americans conceded the game was not the to shelf blaming the weather for the lethargic show C A Grumich IS SSUiS Players he arld substitution of rove one old Cambridge only a hi Wright Amerteans love statistics t S5 ;