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December 24, 1946

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TWELVE EVENING TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MD., TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 194ff LaSalle Opens Cage Season Friday With Bedford Bisons Piedmont Bows To Fort Hill Fisher-coached Team Coming As a "Hot Attraction"; Altoona Catholic Here Sunday Sentinels Get Revenge For Loss to Lions In Their First Game of the Season Defeat Spoils Piedmont Record Hard Playing, Fast Driving Game In Which 30 Personal Fouls Were Called On Teams Everything is shaping up nicely for the opening of the.LaSalle high school basketball season Friday night of this week, and Coach John J. Long has finally gotten his original squad of 65 players cut down to 18, a job that was difficult for him, as the majority of the boys on ihe squad entered into the training with.great hope, and they were tireless in their training. The squad is down now however, to a good workable force and the North Centre Street school mentor, believes that he has the stock on hand to bring good results through the season. The season will open Friday night with undefeated Bedford (Pa.) high school team here as the first attraction. Coach Bruce Fisher, of the Pennsylvania quint, will be bringing a hard fighting team, one of his best that has produced at the school, since moving there from Fcrndale high school three seasons past. The game Is scheduled to get underway at 8 o'clock, with a preliminary game at 7 o'clock in which La- the swift. Thc Sentinels Coach William "Huck" Micrs 1 Piedmont Lions made ft nice try to keep their record clean last night but they learned on the Hilltop thiH Coach John J. "Bobby" Cavanaugh'.s Fort Hill Sentinels were on guard, and were not caught napping after they had learned the battle was to btncfltted greatly through their guim-* with Davis urai Arlington <Vn.> Wash-Lee. U-ums, and found their stride alter leaving the Piedmont home court, which •was their lirst trial of the season. They dropped that first game to tl'P Lions, 34-30, but last night's game here, following two victories on the court, was a matter of speed and sharp shooting, a demonstration given by thc Hilltoppcrs that resulted in a' victory. 36 to 26. Thc game was a tough defensive battle through the first period with the Uons emerging 2-1 in the lead, but by half time, the Fort Hill lads showed the Piedmont boys how to score, and they ended the half out In front 14-10, scoring 13 points to only eight by the visitors. They continued holding the lead, when they scored eight to seven over the Miers- coached crew in the third stranzo and ended the game by n. margin of 10 points. It was "Bub" Frye and Jimmlo Manges who spoiled any hopes thc Piedmont team might have had in the second period after Tucci and Ed Hood scored on two charities to cu: the score 12-30 for the Fort, and Joe Reverie* Patt, Pre*ent, Future !=7rB? ROSS PRYSOUK: Another Christmas season is here. We may not have a white Christmas with the jingling of sleigh bells, although probably the majority ol us would like the day to be white, just for the one day at least, but regardless of the weather, tomorrow will be Christmas, and of all the holidays in the year, none stands out with such vital meaning to each of us than does this great day. Homes will be decorated •with mistletoe and -holly and there will be lights inside and outside the houses In many parts of the city, the country, the nation, and there will be great happiness almost everywhere, There will be some however,' who will try to have happiness; will 'try to brini cheer, the spirit of Christmas and jood will within their small circles, and some of these may not have thc things that many others will ' have In abundance, 1 but .the effort will be there to provide for cheerfulness and *ood will. Christmas 'is a day the Christian people of the world look forward too with great interest, but- probably al no time in. the history of the world will thoughts be as they are this year when they are hoping anc praying for the spirit of good will to all men with peace on earth to continue not for a year or two, not for Sale Reserves and the Atomic Ten ia Quartcr cen tury, but lor all time, of Keyser will play. The hope is there and there Is Sunday Game After the Bedford game, the Explorers will have one day to rest and then step into a battle with Altoona Catholic high school team on Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, and this, too, has many possibilities as the Altoona tenm has been going strong this season, and in coming here they will be carrying further the strong rivalry thnt has I'xlsU-d between the two schools on the basketball court. Officiating at each of these games, will be two well known court arbiters, Jerry Malloy of Madison Square Garden lame and "Baby Pace" Al Garry of New Jersey, who have been very popular scholastic officials. Both of these officials arc well known to a large number of local athletic fans and need no introduction in Cumberland. Malloy has oficlated at a number of LaSalle basketball games. The preliminary game for the Sunday afternoon attraction, will be a game between Ursuline Academy girls and a girls' basketball team of the Central YMCA. All games will be played at SS. Peter and Paul court. Tickets for both of the contests, Friday and Sunday, are no on sale at the following local establishments: Centre Street Sports Shop, Wilson's Hardware company store, "Cotton" Geatz's Place, "Sonny" Geatz's cafe, the Vogue Bar, Shober's Restaurant, Knights of Colum- then Frye and Manges converted for bas home alld ' thc j acu ]t, y nouse O f th? H-10 half-time score. I LaSalle high school, 114 Hanover With the score 15-14, curly in the third period, Elmer Prccland lilted ihe ball for a pretty layiip to put the Sentinels in front UKuln nnd Charlie LuUimer hud » M-I shot that M-nt the Hilltoppt-rs iihrud to u IK-ia lead. And from there the local boys hrld on to n nice Inul. The game was fought with nil Uv> energy the two teams could muster, resulting in 30 personals being called against the players of the two teams Kenny Ward of Piedmont, and Jim street. The following are the 18 players of LuSalle team: Thomas Cloonan, Hugh Miller, Charles Sitter, Joseph Heissit;, Terence Burkes Robert Mur- 1'iiy, Robert Viinclerhout, Robert Wood. Clement Snydcr, Thomas Rice, Francis Morris, James Dorsey, Norman Sell, Richard Leo, James Collins, Louis Arnone and Charles Genevie. Following the two big games that will be the season's home opening, SOMETHING PRACTICAL Manges, Port Hill, were retired on j LaSalle will take on St. John's j school quint on Sunday afternoon, hlfjh scorer;January 5, at Frederick, Md, This live louls. Elmer Prccland was o! the game with 14 polnt-s, nntl Blackburn and Tucci tied for hich scoring for the ten points. visitors, cnch with The preliminary game was won by Port Hill Reserves over Piedmont Reserves, 12-11. Varsity lineups: FOCT HILL FtfHknd, J l>«.»n. t J"ry<. Alllmer. *ub I'lmfr. «ub . Tot.lj riEDMONT T'»rd. I Blickburn. J E:?)dra£i, c . Tucci, c Hood, f ..... Rijrcmi., I.UD Smith, mo .. PolinC nib .. G. . 5 . 2 . 0 . 0 ', 2 . 1 .1! G. . 0 F. 4-9 3-4 0-0 1-2 Point* by periods: PORT HILL PIEDMONT 12-20 38 F. Pit. 0-D ' 0 :-3 10 1-4 1 10 5 0 0 0 C-12 1-2 0-0 0-0 0.0 10-21 will be tlie first game away from home nnd is scheduled to start at 2:30 o'clock. Jack Griffin, formerly a member of the Director of Athletics staff of the Baltimore YMCA, is coach of the St. John's team. In addition to coaching the team, he is also director of athletics at the Frederick, Md,, YMCA. a. t ccling prevailing .. generally that we are probably closer to such a realization than at any time in thc past. Yet, we can't obliterate the thought that there are many persons rip;ht now wlio will not be happy tomorrow, We wish thnt the«c persons wherever they are, could be brought some of the spirit of Christmas with its cheerfulness, that thc majority will have in abundance. We say Merry Christmas, and most ol us mean it when we give expression to the words, but so many utter thc words as a matter of fashion. However, we believe that most persons really mean what they say from the botom of their hearts, and whin they speak the words, there i> a cheerfulness that is truth. . .There are some who are ill, afflicted, bedfast and unable to be about and partake of the cheerful spirit as we of good health, can, yet, even they will be gayer on Christmas, despite their illness or afflictions, because most of them will be near others who are cheerful. In our happiness on Christmas day, we have never been able to erase from our minds thoughts of those other persons, unseen and unknown to us who are not so happy and >o filled with the spirit of the peat day. We hope that this year there will be fewer persons unable to share in the cheerfulnes ot 'the day: we wish thut we could bring cheer to some of those, and we believe that most persons have a similar feeling, although there will be some so engrossed in their own little world that they will not think of those others. Tonight — Christmas eve, will mean so much to many^of us, and lo our little boys and girls, nothing, will equal the combination of Christmas morning—the lirst^an- tlclpalion and the last—realization and glorification. Never In our lives has there ever been anything quite like the mysterious Christmas eve of our youth, »nd the sense of (Continued on Page 13) MLLJF &LAMCHARD AM' DAVIS /A/ WOPK SHOP— THAT MOULD &E MC£.... Coney Record Unbroken As Caseys Falter Cumberland and Fulton- Myers Legion Quints Win; Fort Cumberland On Scoring Spree Pet. 1.000 .851 OAKLAND VICTOR IN HIGH SCORING GAME Sweepstakes At Diamond Ready To Go Here Tomorrow Official!—Gerfcrd and Angelina*. Eddie Miller Plans To Quit Baseball Cincinnati. Dec. 24 (fl>>—Eddie Miller, recognized as one of baseball's best shortstops during his four years' service with the Cincinnati Reds, plans to hang up his spikes for good. ( SCHOLASTIC Port Hill 3B, Piedmont 28 Barton 37, Alumni 35 INTERSTATE LEAGUE Fulton Myers Post 51. Mt. Savant 43 Cumberland Legion 80, MOOKC 44 Lonuconlnc Legion 45, K. of C. 29 YMCA MEN'S LEAGUE Lupp'i Plumbers 29, v.F.W. 13 wm. P»c» Club 38, Cumb. Ht«. 12 COLLEGIATE Oregon 81. New York U. «5 Kentucky 75, Baylor 34 Manhattan 60, Dartmouth 46 Virginia Tech 95, Qunntlco Marine* 39 Wisconsin 61. Southern California 56 Indiana 74. Mnrquette 50 Minnesota 68. Nebraska 51 Bowling Toitrnamem To Start Thursday Morning; Mayor Post and Miss Aldridge Open Mayor Thomas S. Post and Miss Helen "Henry" Aldridge will open the Diamond Sweepstakes Bowling Tournament at the Diamond Alleys in South Cumberland, rolling the first balls down the lanes at 9 o'clock Thursday morning. The tournament will continue through three days, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 9 a. m. until midnight each day. Miss Aldridge Is well known In House Of David Cagers To Play Holiday Attraction Promises to Be One of Big Games On Cumberland AmvetH Program local bowling circles. She rolled on the Roxy 'team that won the first half title In the Ladles City League and won high individual average honors in the Gem Ladies' League, rolling for the fourth place Opals. Mayor Post formerly bowled In the^ Merchants' League, that appears j weekly at the Diamond alleys. Many applications have been filed by local bowlers to participate In the Sweepstakes In both the men'.i and women'* divisions of the tournament. Some heavy bowling Is expected In both divisions through the full period. There will also be a number of bowlers from the nearby area, as entry blanks have been filed from many of the nearby communities. There Is a $100 guaranteed sweepstakes prize f or the men and $50 guaranteed for the women bowlers. Charlotte "Sharky" White Is mistress ol ceremonies for the ladies' division and Ernest "Babe" Franze, is 'master of ceremonies for the men. The prizes will be awarded at the close of the ceremony, about mld- night on Saturday. Hughes And Arnold In $1,000 Trapshoot Battle Tomorrow Midland, Dec. 24.—A Christmas gift valued at $500 will be the prize going to the winner of the two-man trapshoot tomorrow at 2 p, m, at the Midland Ball Park. The match, another in the elimination derby to determine the champion live-bird shooter of Alle- i?any county, will bring together Midland's Francis Hughes and Simon Arnold, of Barton. The agreement In the $1,000 stake affair calls for each participant to be furnished 21 pigeons for targets and in case of a tie, five more apiece will be released from the traps until the deadlock is broken. No strings or guns shall be used to stop a bird's flight and In the event a pigeon "sets" for 30 seconds, another shall be put In the trap. If the second bird doesn't fly within 30 seconds, the referee shall declare a kill for the shooter. The House of David basketball team will spend Christmas Eve here in Cumberland, having an open date, and they will enjoy their holiday here, opening Christinas packares and reading cards sent to them through the local pqstoMice by friends and folks at home. The famous House of David basketball team will be the ^Christmas night court attraction here as the guests of Cumberland Amvets at SS. Peter and Paul court. The -visitors come with an .excellent reputation for sinking the ball through the hoop and it is expected that they will give the local, team a fast pace to travel. However, Coach "Bobby" Cavanaugh's Amvets are in fine condition, nnd he expects them to do a bit of scoring too. The local team has shown nice Improvement since the beginning of the season, and tomorrow night's game may be the contest they have been waiting lor. A large number of tickets have been sold in the advance sale and by game time, it is expected the seating space -will be well filled, BARTON HIGH I/V LIGHTNING FINISH INTERSTATE LEAGUE STANDING OF THE TEAMS W. L. Lonaconlni. Legion , 8 0 Cumberland Amvets 6 1 Cumberland Legion 5 2 Cumberland K. ol C. < 3 Cumberland MOOEC . 3 4 Pulton Myers Post . 2 S Mt. Savanc V.P.W. . I 5 Pa-w PM» Legion ....... 0 1 WEDNESDAY CAME Moose nt Amvets By defeating'Knights of Columbus last night on Central High School court, Lonaconing Legion quint kept ite record unmarred for the season, and continued to sit at the top of league club standings, the only team undefeated, in the loop. Last night's score was 45 to 29. the Coney boys staged a scrappy game which was tied at nine-all going into the second period, but at half time, they were ahead 25 to 15, and continued to outscore the Caseys in each of the subsequet periods. Fort Cumberland Post, American Legion went all-out in their game with the Moose at SS. Peter and Paul court last night. The Legion racked up 60 points in the lour periods while the best the Moose codld get was 44. • In the third game ol the evening, Fulton-Myers Post, American Legion, defeated Mt. Savage on thc latter's court, 51 to 43. In the Coney game the Lonacon- Inft Lofflon never had u worry through the final half of the game with Dundas Orr and Bob Johnson setting a pace for the others to follow of 10 and seven points respectively. Geatz, with eight points, was top scorer for the Caseys. Heavy Scoring; Game in the free-scoring: battle between Cumberland Legion and Moose, thc Legionnaires recorded 24 buckets and had 12 conversions at thc foul line out of 21 attempts. Bob Pence was high scorer for the Legion with 11 points and Don Mclntyre and Howie Wilson each had 10 points to keep the scoring heavy. Norman Mason and Charles "Snapper" Morris each scored 12 points for the Moose. The Moose team sank the ball through the netting 17 times from the field, and converted 10 of their 18 free shots into points. The Pulton-Myers quint was hot and kept the lead in their game with final period they weakened as the fina period they weakened as the boys from the Mountain outscored them 17 to 12, but not enough to overcome the P-M lead. Ben Broom and ,Charley Yates were the top scorers for the victors with 20 and H points respectively. -Nedar and Joe Carter were tops with the scoring punch for Mt. Savage With 12 and 10 points respectively. Grantsville, Dec. 24—The Oakland high school team won a high scoring game from Grantsville here recently by a final score of 77 to 56. P. Keller, Grantsville forward, bucketed 12 of his field shots and added two for four at the foul line for a 26 point total to sut, the pace for both teams. Center Zellers of the same team, added 14 points in a helping way.- For the visitors, Lyons and Benson were top scorers with 18 and 17 points respectively and Marucci, H. Stewart and Sharps, each scored 12 points. LAPP'S PLUMBERS ADVANCE A NOTCH Marking up their third straight victory, 'Lapp's Plumbers ol ine> YMCA-Senior Men's Basketball League, defeated Henry Hart Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, 29 to 13, to advance a game over their ranking first place "sitter" First Methodist quint. Ted Durbin was toe ace j scorer of thc game with 12 point*. In the other league contest, Wfl- Ham Paca club defeated Cumberland Heights quint 38 to 12. Walter Davis scored 12 points for the victors to pace the play. •••••^^^^^^•••••l ^ GRACE M. FISIIKir.S ^ Ill'.hLU-i'l ^1 FAMILY T11KATIU! ^f TODAY TOMORROW 2 TOP FEATURE HITS .IM" 18 ' Barton, Dec. 24—It was an exciting finish staged by Bill Warnick last night as Barton High School cagers defeated the school alumni, 37-35, The varsity was trailing up FIGHTS LAST NIGHT New York—<St. Nlcllo!n« Arena) Chester Rico 1*1, Now York outpointed Juatc Fontaine, tit'A, Milwaukee, Wl». UO). New York—(Park Arena) Bernlc Reynolds, 17751. Cllffildo Park, N. J., knocked out Georgia Hcywood, 187, phoenix, Ariz., (3). Hazleton, p».—Patjy Gall. 147, Hntclton, outpointed Rcco Dill, 150, Dumnore, Baltimore—Billy PM, 114. VhlliuMr>V>la. knocked out Reedy Bvnns, 170, New York, (2). SECOND FEATURE MYSTERY FANS HERE IS ONE YOU'LL LIKE! "THE FRENCH KEY" WITH ALBERT DEKKER — EVELYN ANKER'S EXTRA Flippy Cartoon SCREEN SNAPSHOTS & M.G.M. NEWS to the last five minutes of the finn! stanza, when Warnick pushed through to put the winning scores through thc netting. Going into the final period, the alumni was leading 27-22, but the varsity went to work and before they had stopped they had outscored the grads, getting 15 points to only eight by the alumni. Out of the "shooting game" for| Warnick racked up 23 points and several years, Arnold made a sensa- the best recorded 'by the grads was tlonal re-appearance at the recent sweepstakes at Klondyke in -which he killed 18 of 20 birds to carry off top honors. In that match, Hughes" shot 15 of 21. Since that time, HUghes has been going great guns. He defeated Gray by a 17-16 score and prior to that won over "Toad" McNelll by killing 16 of 18 birds. In the McNeill match, which was for a $1,000 purse, Hughes missed setting a new county record for consecutive kills, missing on his sixteenth try. Jack Evans, of Lonaconing, is recognized as county titlist and the winner of tomorrow's match is expected to meet the Coney gunner in a championship shoot. Tomorrow's match is expected to attract a large throng. 12 points by Schramm. iREPAIBS HATFIELD TIKE SERVICE • III North Mechanic Street I 5 Ringing Out our Best Wishes For a Very Merry Christmas Day Gurley Bros. Garage DODGE - PLYMOUTH 123 S. Libfrtv St. Phone 258 *M>*aaiMt»i>t»<>t»<»iM>: tlllerru. .^•"1 v uouiurntens shop /I5BJILTIMOR£*T