The Scranton Republican, Monday November 19, 1928. Anthony "Tuffy" Fabbo Football Player Jailed

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The Scranton Republican, Monday November 19, 1928. Anthony "Tuffy" Fabbo Football Player Jailed - West Side Football Coach Is Attacked At Old...
West Side Football Coach Is Attacked At Old Forge Game Dr. Winecoff Resigns From Local Church Surprises Good Shepherd Congregation With Announcement LEAVES ON MARCH 1 Harold Jenkins, of West Side Crescents, Beaten ' By Fans , TWO PLAYERS JAILED Well Known Clergyman Makes No Explanation of His Resignation Is a ' b 4 DR. THOMAS E. WINECOFF Dr. Thomas E. Winecofl surprised the congregation at the Church of Good Shepherd yesterday morning with the announcement that he had tendered his resignation as rector of the church to the vestry, effective March 1, 1929. He also made it known that the vestry had accepted his resignation. , No further word of explanation or comment was made. It will be recalled that Dr. William B. Beach resigned the rectorship of the same parish a little over a year ago and now is the rector of an. Episcopal church in Jenkintown, - Pa. Came Here From Wyoming . Dr. Winecofl came from the state of Wyoming to fill the vacancy at the Church of Good Shepherd on October Youths Are Arrested for Disorderly Conduct and Interfering with Officers In the near - riot which broke out during the West Side Crescents - Old Forge Buffaloes football game yesterday afternoon at Connell field. Old Forge.Harold Jenkins, coach of the gridders, was badly beaten. - Two other West Scranton youths, Albert . and N Charles Lee, 1256 Acker avenue, were lodged in the borough jail, charged with disorderly conduct and interfering with a police officer respectively. The game was one of the bitterest ever staged in the borough and with close to 4.000 spectators on hand, a keen partisan spirit was manifested among the fans of the two elevens. During the height of the disorder, a call was telephoned to the Wyoming barracks of the state police and five . troopers rushed to the scene. Their services were not required, as the Old Forge police authorities had the situation under control by the time the troopers arrived. ' Jenkins sustained several bad cuts and wounds about the face, as well as contusions about the body. Aft9r receiving treatment in Old Forge, he was removed to his home by Patrolman John Gambol, of the Old Forge police. The Lee brothers are scheduled to be given a hearing tomorrow night be - ' fore Burgess Frank Berger. The "battle of the sidelines," which was a merry affair while it lasted, is alleged to have started when Jenkins became, incensed at remarks hurled at him by several excited fans. "Jenkins, in turn, it is claimed, retaliated by becoming engaged in a verbal battle with Anthony "Tuffy" Fabbo, head linesman. The West Scranton man alleged that Fabbo was "incompetent and unfair in his duties." Friends of the home - town grid official quickly rushed to his side, and when abusive remarks are said to have continued the fight was on. Patrolman Gambol and the "flying squadron" of Constables Semenza, Skutacljj) DlCapus and Biesecker rushed onto the field and soon cleared the grounds of the over enthusiastic fans. The disturbance, which fortunately was checked before it had assumed much more serious proportions, was preceded by a tilt earlier in the day, when the Lee brothers were taken into custody and locked up in Jail. After the "armistice was signed," the contest continued, with the home - town players emerging victorious, 7 - 6, in a gruelling encounter.'

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