Cumberland Sunday Times from Cumberland, Maryland on March 4, 1945 · Page 24
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Sunday, March 4, 19-15 Joe'Sephus* REVERIES, PAi>T, PRESENT. FUTURE BY ROSS PHYSOCK The; big game In city basketball! Much will depend upon the coolness *eilv1ty this teuton was the deciding J ami the driving power of each team game which was played .on Friday evening to determine the champion team for the 1945 season. Both AUe- gany and LaBalle had come throu&h to that date a« contenderfr—Allesrsny to tie with LaSaile if the-' Campers thould win, and the Explorer* to take lull claim if they won, LaSalle won. Consequently, Ln- Salle is the champion again—for fourth consecutive year. In that Friday nifht r»me, neither team played as a cham- . pton. Ntllher- ieam played on a par with Its season's record. Of course the importance of the »cc.i»loii probably rau«d the pliiyen, Ihrourh strfsa or nervousness U fail to live up to their aat reputations, but U U to the team thai can remain calm under such condition* th*t l» the champion kj all rule* «f the game. ':• •' . Wt have seen each team play a belter game of bull, and we are, not condemning, cither—just caUirjg attention to the situation. AUegany has no further to go. They have won the WM1L championship and lost the city title'. And they .have only three games w be played, all postponed from the r'esulaJ- season. r.iS^ilc ha.t (wo postponed ranifs to play during the romtni werk. one of wh/ch (Keyset) will l>r as tour'j — probably kmjthcr than that of Friday nlrhl. Then thr;f must eet ready to ifefrnd thrir Eastern Stales championship title. 'Hint's a blr, job. . The Explorjprs must play : a better irame when, they go to Newport Rhode Isia'/id, for the games or they will nut -^et very far. All through the past reason we have commented o) the «oolnew; of/the Explorer* In Rflrnes. We have seeii a trace of neronusness only in the first game they played with'-Fort Hill, both taines against Allegany and once against Keyscr. It Is natural to fee nervous in such con tacts. : but the must not be forgotten. Tuesday night as each will t>; Ustec as they have nol been tested before Each team U jotaj Into a tournament. It ta not likely that each will to through to the finish. It U possible, but each Is workini with that aim in view. One may to through and the Army Cagers throu[h the rreatest battles, anil, when It Is all ovfr, one or both of them may lose to * weak j: : team. • : ...- -. •••;:•. f •' ! Condition, coolness ^and driving ' power plus the belief that they must j fight equally hard Against-all, will [help them through. But. at no time must either have the thought they ore unbeatable. Not even one player ity Crowcl Sees Soldiers Capture Title Score Tied Four Times In Hard-Fought Battle— Win Fourth Straight : Over Middies Coach "Bill" Bowers, the Man JMaior Leagues Jolmson Run WhisiHaegg Finishes •.. • - • . ' • .-.--.•, i . J . •• , O •r'^ii.i.* TPx^.««A-7 ._ •-.-.' . C7C . __ Last In MiM Run At Garden Beliind the Team of Surprises Allegany High School's Athletic Mentor Has Studied the Garnet. Closely ami Passed on to "His Boys" , ,' What He Has Learned—Result - Upsels iu Scholastic Field , Annapolis Star Hits Rim At Gim The other team* are ntrvotu tea, bol th* one that can shake off that nervousness and «ttle down will be the victor. \\'t mention this matter as essential to a whirunt team. And wr »tld a-rain, LaSalle E*- ! plorers must adjust Iheir dull spark plus* and trim In every way of handling themselves under Ihe (Trent strain that Is t« come. .: For some weeks we .havt been hearing such statements ns—"You •hould hiive seen the UuSalle team of such and such a year. It was better than the team this; year." and "The present team Is a good one but not RS good a; that other one." Maybe they have -something there; but we have to be sho-a-n. and that Is Impossible at this time, because "that" other team played in another year, and the present team played this year, and there 1« no way to compare them. Even the records are not adcxniate. We have »een teams that were considered the "lop" or the "cream/ 1 or the "best," but how Is it possible to compare them. THAT team of another year mlehl hare lost some of the jrames this present tesun played this year. Of course, these are war days, and perhaps there are nol as many players to choos« from. Kach team has lost some of its jr.ood players, and now, lhat ihey of this year or that othrr year are not here. It is to refer lo them as the must have that thought. The bought held by one player will wreck the team. And, you can't Judge before or after, which is the better team In ny year or season../ • •:.; .':.!•- O — Only a few more games remain to >e played In scholastic baskefnal circles. There may be some playing n Independent groups for a longer ime, but even they will close theii programs within a very short time md attention'wlU then be turned to baseball or other springtime sports. Durint the put season there has not been any rea! effort •• made fe* high achool rirls to play. There have been some • girls' teams in the local hi*n school froupe, but Uiey have played Independently without any actual school connection with the fame. Several months ajfo, lonj before the present basket ball season opened. w« referred to the mailer of remmlnf th» court fan« for the girls to participate In as in former yean. But no action wan taken In the city schools nor in the Western Maryland I n te r » c h o I » i tic League. Schools of the Potoroa* Valley Conference and elsewhere In West Virginia, hi*h school rlrb were riven Mihool mpport almoirt •« a ptw wtth th* boys' Ketina and Dohhs Scoring Aces For Eastern Collegiate Champs—Nelson ;•••. Paces Navy ". .- By FRANK ECK ; Annapolis, March 3 (J")—Army's fast-breaking basketball team, beaten but once in 31 games over a three-year period, won the mythical Eastern collegiate championship today by defeating Navy 50-48 before a capacity crowd of 5,000 in Dahlgren Hall. .:.: ;• The meeting was the twenty-second between the service academies, Army now having turned back the We feel that the girls are entitled to participation in the game as well as the boys, and we fall to 'get the reasoning of providing athletic .raining for boys and not for girls. :t U not that the girls do not want > a r 1 1 c ! patlon In Interscholastlc iports. It has been shown that they are just a-s eager as the boys for the game, and It has been shown this seaon through the activity of thoe [Iris who took it upon themselves to play. '• ••'".'• It wilt be ahnont another year before bufcetball comes to us ; again, and it Is not too late to help the iritis to participate In sports activity. The girls are entitled to it, and from a health standpoint. It will benefit them just as much u the boys have been benefited, and they will receive almost a« much school fan support as the boys do. Middles 13 times on the court. It marked the .Cudets fourth straight over Navy and their fourteenth In a 15-game season. The gamei fought ; at a terrific pace saw the score tied four times at 13. 15 arid: 19, in the opening half and 35-all'in the last period. • Nelson Stars For Navy Perry Nelson was pretty much the whole show for Navy. With the score tied at 35-all. however, he wa* ejected on personal fouls. A foul by John Nance and goals by Ed Rafalko and Bobby Dobbs gave Army the lead nt 40-35 and the Cadets never relinquished it. However, with five minutes lo go and the Army, beaten only by Pennsylvania this season. In front 49-43 the Navy closed in on defense. The teams exchanged fouls and Bobby Howe and Adgie : Back sank lonfc set shots in the last minute. Nav> was again in the game at 50-48. With 20 seconds to go, Back's long shot fell short. He took another but it Just barely hit the rim a the gun. Nelson made Yl points to gain scoring honors, 15 of his tallle coming in the first half after which Navy led 25-24. He scored the game's first five points before Arm creased the cords on Nance's fol low-up. After seven minutes Nav; led 11-5. Nelson being responsible for 10 markers. : Fast Break Clicks :: When Doug Kenna replaced Rafalko, Army's fast break began to click and the West Pointers took the lead, 13-12, for the first time. Nelson's two foul shots put the Navy back In the van at 21-19 and the Middies held the advantage. Army opened the last half get- Coach Walter L. "Bill" Bowers has. been building and developing athletic teams at Allegany • high school for 19 years, and when one take* tim« out to think about It, some o! those boys on . his teams, both football and basketball, in this past season, were born that year (1926) when he took over the football and basketball reins at Campobello. . it wuold be- interesting to know if any of them were known to the coach when they were toddling about their homes. It might be that some of their parents were acquainted with the coach who wits later to instruct their soas, and perhaps the youngsters, as they grew and advanced In the grades, looked forward to playing football or basketball under him. • . In 19 year, of scholastic athletic coaching there have been many good years and others that were not so ood, but ; in recent years, • Coach Bill" Bowers has come to be known s a pretty slick coach—one who RS been able to build his teams anc ee them snatch the crowning ames from the opposition man; imes. and often when he was pre- umed to have teams that couldn' lo it. : Becomes a Legend Often his teams have produce* ust ordinary playing season records and then, when the final decidini Same came, the fans would be henn o say something about "Coac! Bowers will find a way for th Jumpers to win." It was said so of en and occurred so often, that 1 inally became .something to reall .hint about when the games wer played. Oh, no. he didn't always win.. His :eams lost their share, but so man times they did win, that his lean- were always expected-to be the uif ference between a good season an a mediocre one. He built a reputa tion &s well as good teams, but h would be the last person to adm it. In speaking of his career, w '.Oted him some , questions, an sometimes more than one questio was necessary because of his ret cence to be frank and talk. Every body that knows Coach Bowers, un derstands how It is. He doesnt u ually have much to say, especially when the matters discussed concern himself. However, we were able to get some facts from htm and from other sources to build our sketch. Comes to Cumberland it was In 1926 that Coach Bowers Prepare For Spring Grind ; "°''- ; • '/.'pt Unsigned Players Far Out number Those in Fold —Baseball Remains on Anxious Seal BY JACK HAND New York, March. 3. (^—Manpower problems kept baseball on the anxious seat today as the first vanguard of major league clubs prepared to open spring training for a fourth wartime season. Unsigned . players far outnum- - Petersburg 1 ,' -W./ Ya'.i^JfWxh 3.— Johnson Rtm cagers" i«Ni,the annual Grade School taurnairftnt 1 here tonight by defeating Moprefleld 22 .|o 16 In the'finals. • f^'f"' •'.' '•-'•• : ' :' The winners trailed-Sf*. »l the end of • the first : quarter. ,:but - were on top -12-10 at- 1 interrnlssion and U-ll at the end of,.the thira stania. Hartman was the\big gun for Johnson Run with:'",U-markers, while Vance had six, for ihe : lpser6. .The .yhole tournament.''.was run off today. •i. first-round .games. Haakan Lid man, Oil Swede Track Ace, Vi Exhibition 60-Yard High Hurdler ierl WALTER L. "EILi" BOWERS In the West Virginia field we have noticed many times during the past season that the girls' teams played In the preliminary game Instead of the reserves. Interest Is far from good among fana for the substitute or reserve games. The girls will outdraw them every time, even though their game Is much milder. There are parents and brothers and sisters of ! the girls who will come to see them play, and probably many of these parents and families have no person from their family playing on the boys' team. The result Is that more Interest will b« aroused and ting the lead on Kenna'* toss but Navy's Jack Carroll matched It Dobbs, brilliant with • his right- handed push shots although Kenna paced Army's scoring -with ^markers, scored from under, putting Army ahead at 28-27. Navy never regained the leeway it enjoyed In the first half. The exciting struggle developed into a brilliant defensive test be(Continued on P*ge 15, Col. 6) GIANTS SIGN THREE ROOKIE PITCHERS best. But, »s we *aid before, that i bring better receipts for the varsity Is Inadequate, nights than has been shown thus This LaSalle team of 1944-45 sea»on. did what It started out to do— to u'lri ?ames and defend the cham- p'loiuhlp handed down to It by last year's team: This year's team did a mighty good job. Maybe the other teams of last year and THAT other yen r. might have missed flre on one of the nights this year, then what? We have seen teami spoken o! a* Ihe best, lose jrames. But Ihr prrsrnt F>aSaUe team went on, merlin^ everything that could be srnt against them anil iskinc for more—for stronger teams, hut there were no "comers." Thry have done their jol) well, • ml now, with only two more jarnrs sf this year's rcurular schedule, they have a clean ulatf—an undefeated rrr«rd, and It all that is asked of anv team. N'obodjr fan ask for mure than for a team to win all Ksunrs, and it In almost impossible In any year. Hut, they have done it so far.. To make the fame* more Interesting both fur the jirls and from a spectator standpoint, the rirls could play a modified form of the boys' ratne, with more players entitled to carry the ball. Those who feel that the present girls' game Is loo mild, would respond wholeheartedly if there was n. modification, as It has Ivpen plajed in many communities. At least; we feel It Is worth the effort, nnd n very good move to resume the girls' enme for the athletic training that will be given. :.. There Is almost a year to think U over and In that time » plan mlrht be worked out whereby the Rirls will be ?lveri their opportunity to play !n Ihr icamw as tlie preliminary contest to the l>oys' varsity. . There were some ssirls' teams playing here and over In West Vlr- NEW YORK, March 3 (/P>—President Horace Stoneham oJ the New York Giants today announced receipt of signed contracts from threo rookie righ.thanded pitchers. Thej were Ray Harre!!, William Emme rich and Loren Bain. Harrell won 20 and lost 18 fo the San Francisco Seals of the Pa clflc Coast League last year and was purch&sed for cash.; Pitcher Ken Miller and the optioned contract o Piichers Ken Brondell. Emmerich was selected from Ro Chester of the International Dea In the December draft. He won 1 and lost 13 for the Cardinal farm and was recommended by Scou Hank De "Berry who also edvlse purchase from Minneapolis of Bain The latter compiled an H-17 recor for the American Association team team compiled the best football record, winning nine anil losing one, although the 1926 team also won eight and lost one of the regularly scheduled tames." Coach Bowers has had some good teams and it must be interesting to him to look back over the records, (and we wonder if he sometimes does). He is so interested in his work and the teams he has coached, we believe that it would not be difficult for him to recall every feature of the games of the past, but It would be a difficult matter to get him to talk very much, about them. His interest has been on* of love in his work and to him his athletic achievements are a part of him. Coach Bowers and Allegany high school are synomous in sports In the high school class. We have never heard him say a word of censure against any Individual and we believe that- is the secret of his scholastic athletic success. He has been close to the boys he had dealt with. Interest In Baseball Going back to the start of his ath- ktic career we learn. that h* became interested in athletics when he was a student at Hagerstown. In high school, and even in college he was considered too small for football, but, since basketball was a hit or miss proposition In those days at Hagerstown, he turn- bered those in the fold and most of the 16 teams refused to announce names of men und«r contract, hop- Ing for the best when the deadline arrives. While the managers will try to get their men into condition with a series of exhibition games and camp workouts, all eyes will be turned toward Washington where the course of the 1945 season will be determined* Pending "work or else 1 '- legislation can alter the picture drastically but the real story will come from War Mobilizer James Byrnes. Presidents Pord Frick of the National and Will Harrldge of the American Leagues are expected to have another conference with Byrnes after Congress acts on the manpower bill. -. .-.- .-.,.; Nats Start First Washington also will be the first team to start spring training as Manager Ossie Bluege of the Senators has issued a call to his bat- . . . Johnson Run -waUoped: Franklin 45 to 8. Bayard? topped Sugar Grove < 21-16, Moorijneld trounced Circle- vllle a3' to 9.' and Petersburg nipped Brandy-wine' 13 to 12. ' In the £emi-finftls, Johnson Run flogged Biyard 34-12- and ;Moore- fleld slammed out "a 31-18' 'decision over -Petersburg. Sugar: Grove trimmec|!'CirclevHle 21 to' 8' In the consolation game. The lineups of the firmis: .,'..- Crltes, t Hartmrh. c * 4 Kepllritfer, t ••> ? Dolly,' s 0 Totals Hoorrtlfld c.. Vance. J ....... .' ........ .... 3 FUtncs, £ .......... . ........ 1 BttilJ', c ................... '. .O 1 Halnti, s ..... • .......... ••• T Ourf. t .................... '. 0 0-3 0-1 3-5 . 0-0 • 1-1 4-8 23 F.G. fls. 0-0 6 0-3 0-0 1-3 3-3 Tolalj ......... ..,.;..'.... 6 .... rallhwulte »ud Rider. 4-9 16 Frisch Think Pirates Stand Chance In Race ame to Cumberland as basketball ed his interest to baseball instead, nd football coach at Allegany high | He tried out for the team as a ihool. It wasn't until 1929 that sophomore, but It wasn't until his iseball was taken UD and a team junior year that he got a chance to play. At first he was a substitute, but his chance came when the regular third baseman was In- aseball was taken up and a team epresented the Campers on the iamond. That wks nine years after ils first visit to this city to play terymcn to report at suburban College Park, Md., Wednesday. The, rest of the squad will start a week later. .-,»•• The New York Yankees have received 1* signed contracts but'club officials refused to give the players' names. The Yankees go to camp at Atlantic City Sunday March 11 and the New York Giants report at Lakewood, N. J., the same day. Next .team into action after Washington will be 'the Chicago Cuba at French Uck, Ind., Thursday, March 8. General Manager James Gallagher has not made an announcement on signed players but the Bruins had a 39-player roster at the latest report. Five teams go to camp March 12, the Boston Braves to Washington; Cleveland to Lafayette, Ind., the Chicago White Sox to Terre Haute, Ind.; the St. Louis Browns to Cape Giradeau, Mo.; and the Philadelphia Athletics to Frederick, Md. Season,Starts April 16 The Phillies' report at Wilmington, Dei., March 14. On March 15 the Brooklyn Dodgers report at Bear Mountain, N. Y.; Boston Red Sox at Pleasantville, N. J., and Detroit at Evansville, Ind. Pittsburgh opens training at Muncie, Several Promising. Recruits Listed On Rosier —Burnliurl and Rodgers Loom Big Pittsburgh, March 3— —If Allegany had, at odd times, had baseball teams, but not regularly during the early 20s, but there had been no team for at least : a few ears before' he came here as coach. In speaking of his first football earn at Allegany high, he said, "We wan eight and lost two games. One of the losses was a post-season de- eat by a strong alumni t«am. The other was to Johnstown (Pa.) Central high school, by the score of First Championship And, in that first year, his basketball team finished in a tie with Central high for second place to LaSalle in the WMI league. In the playoff, Allegany won the right to represent the county in the first Playground Athletic League statewide tournament. "We won the first championship." Coach Bowers said, 'by defeating Hyattsville at Frederick." .' '• ••!-."::• Then the following year he said Allegany lost to Hage<-stown in a thriller. "In 1929, Penn Avenue high school won," he said, "and we made it six in a row from 1930 to '35." A few years later the tournament was abandoned. . " Best Teams '-'. In speaking of the best teams, • he said: "The 1D34 basketball team compiled the best record, —27 won and one lost. The loss wa.s to Weslmont on their floor, : with but a single Rame remain- In^ to be played on the regular schedule. The 1944 football jured early in the season. He was given, a chance at the job. Not until after his first game against the Old Academy team at Berkeley Springs, did he get to feeling that he might be able to continue playing. • r : - •' '• -•:•• • It was his good fortune to overhear a conversation the day after the game between the principal of the school, Mr. Zentmyer, and the conch, Mr. Rhodes. He was passing the two men, who were standing in the school hall, and he overheard Mr. Zentmyer ask specifically how he had done in his first game. Mr. Zentmyer and his parents were neighbors, and he had often watched the "kids" play on a lot close to his father's farm. . Coach Bowers said he thought It was only neighborly Interest taken in him. but, he added: "I hung onto the Job for the remainder of the season." : . : Heard of Allefany High It -was during that same year that Coach Bowers first heard of Allegany high school in Cumberland. In some manner a baseball game had been scheduled by his school with Allegany at Cumberland. The guarantee was supposedly $25. . In speaking of it, Coach Bowers said: "We came all the way to Cumberland only to find that Allegany didn't have a team. After much palavering it was decided that they would pick a team and play us, and we could have all the gate receipts. Before the game could get started, a drizzle rain began to fall, and, as Ind., March .18 and Cincinnati at Bloomington, Ind., and the St. Louis Cardinals at Cairo, HI., March 19. enough key ball players from th Pittsburgh Pirates' present roste show up this season, Manage Frankie Frisch looks to have as good a chance as anybody of winning the 1945 National League pennnnt. The club roster, released today, lists several promising recruits who, with a few important veterans, might easily show the way in the loop, especially considering that the champion St. Louis Cardinals lost such formidable stars as Stun Musial, Walker Cooper and others. ; Among the youngsters looming big arc Outfielders Al Gionfriddi and Bill Rodgers. Infielder Vic Barnhart and Pitcher Leonard Gilmore. Gionfriddi, Rodgers . and Barnhart ail batted better than .300 in Class A baseball last season, while Gilmore, a righthander, won 21 games against six losses for Albany Another stranger to the 1 Pittsburgh roster is Catcher Bill SalkeW, up from San Diego of the Pacific Coast League. •. ••••• • * . ' ••• Among the veterans slated- to re- By HAROLD CLAASEN • New York, • March' 3 (/P)—Gunde aegg, Sweden's swiftle, flnuh«| st in a special mil* won by j afferty of the New York "A t the IC-4A indoor games in MadTI on Square Garden tonight a ountryman Haakan Lidman •on the exhibition 60-yard I urdles. Lidman bounced off the locks and fenced over the barrienl or a two-foot victory over Set.1 Villlam Mitchell of the Cherrrl =oint (N.C.) Marines Jn :07.4 ' •••i SUIwell In Crowd Owen Cassidy' and Clifford Mc-| Lain of the Columbia Midshipmen rabbed third and fourth places be-1 ore a. throng of 13,412 spectators c( L whom one was Gen "Joe" Stibrdl.:! In the college phase of the ic: neet Army built up 18 points he 35-pound weight throw and i shot put. .:.." Later In the 50-yard hurdle ex-1 ilbition Lidman led for the first' :\vo hurdles, but lost his stride \ finished third behind Mitchell ; assidy in that order. The time ' :06.4. Meanwhile 5n the college field,! Jerry Mororw of Army captured ths'l 50-yard high hurdles and was fo!-l lowed to the finish line by Gcorjtl Hedrick and Richard Johnson. bota| of Navy. The wlnner'i time :07.6. Pole Vault Kit Odd!'.? The pole vault provided the iiightil biggest oddity with five atr-JetrsJ including defending champion Pt-jiJ Lansing of Army, deadlocked for! first at 12 feet. Lansing won ai| 13 feet a year ago. • Paul Robeson, Jr., of Cornell sr.jl Joe Conley of Dartmouth shirril the high jump at six feet, thrtsl Exhibition games will start approximately March 25 and the regular season is due 'to get underway April 16 in the American and the following day in the National. Members of the Pacific Coast League are in training camps now. The International and American association will follow soon after the majors, and the Southern Association will start work about Easter Sunday. Newport Tourney Officials Named Jerry Malloy Will Be One of Four Referees At Catholic Court Event turn, unless Selective Service en- other elements interfere, -are Outfielders Frank Coleman, James Russell. John Barrett arid Tomm O'Brien. Vince DiMaggio's future with the club remains in doubt. The roster lists, among others these infielders: Pete Coscarart Babe Dahlgre'n, Bob Elliott, Frnnkie Gustine, Lee Handley and AI Rueb eling. Al Lopez and Virgil Davis are expected to be back as catchers and a stiing of eleven pitchers in eludes Truett (Rip) Sewell,' Ma- Butcher, Fred Ostermueller, Xavler Rescigno. Elwln (Preacher) Roe, Ray Starr and Nick Strlnoevich. CONSERVATION AWARD New York, March.3—An annua cup for the outstanding conserve tion accomplishment of 1944 ha been swarded President A. C. Glas sell of Ducks Unlimited. vr.cnes. At the end of five events ad 38V4 points and Navy UK b| ie race for the team crown. The point distribution in the K-j ard dash was split between the I ervice schools entirely, John VsJ elzor of Navy leading the way uiT he twine in :06.3. Jim Feuit oil Favy, Richard Newell and Max Ml-j or and Ralph Ellsworth follow-!) n that order. •- Callender Disqualified Stanton Callender of New Ycr'rj University won the 1,000-yarc iut was disqualified when he Dick Hall tangled three curves frca the-finish line. Hall was forced c-i| he track but didn't break his Etriq and chased the New Yorker to i wine in 2:17. The Midshipman i elevated to first place. Vince Barry of Navy, came !rcd nowhere i» the last three laps ot li^ college mile and ran all by during the final two for (. clocking. At the end of eight events Are* ied Navy by 51H to 35% points, e tabllshing the . first record o( t meet. The previous"high total * the 48 poniti New York Univere compiled in winning the 1943 cro- Thry have probably their tough- l ? j n i n during the past «?ason that est ;isslimmenl.". for . next Tuesday rcou i d have beaten SOME of the niKl-.t. when they go to Keyser. They j boys . : teams any tj mc , and U they must face K team that Is sure to| nre lnnt good/.why not encourage them through giving thnm general irhool support from an official point of view, and give them a chance? more obswcles In the path of the. Explorers than they have faced thl.>. veur lo dnie. On the following niehf. ihey tjo Co Romnt-y, but, if they play as they HAVE played, Romnpy will be Just another one of the gume*. It Is the' Keyser grime that ha* the big spot, Kryicr hasn't io*t a fame on UM Imme court thi.i den.wn. And that me.ins plenty. Oil, y«, they lost to the Alumni, but thai gumc wai played nt the <U.rt of the, season, and the experienced • '.,Alumni player* put It nver on Ihr vaptlly and won. We don'l think thai tlir Alumni could havr hcaten the Golden Tornado at any other time In the Tf;ir. hut. that H ju*l .nur he- ilrf. The Tornado I* experienced now. anil U a te;»m thnl will he hard to heat. Anil Ihlnk of I his ami-welfrr) it— Kcysr-r hasn't .last a «nm« on its own rourf "since : the LaSalle In 1943. . The Keyser quint is preparing for (Jietr big test. In looking toward the West : Virginia Scholastic tournament, and they nre plannlm? fo RO In there and do things. What better opportunity could be offered to them lor pre-tournament experience than this «am« with LaSalle. They will be fighting every minute of that sjrime—fighting harder, even, than »t any other time during the sea- ton, hecnuse [.nSflllfl offers them they couldn't set tlse- liecfiose thr Explorers are ullh a .similar purpose. K. of C. Dance To Aid LaSalle Fund Scholastic Sportsmanship Banquet Plans Are Complete Citizens Urged To Attend Gathering Next Sunday at K. of C. Home—-Three Local High School Bus- : ketball Teams Honored Guests—Award to Be Made to One Player Proceeds of Dance To Be Added To Fund To Pay Newport Expenses The Knights of Columbu.1 are sponsoring a dance at the K. of C. home on: North Mechanic street street next Tuesday evening that has, for its purpose, the raising of funds for LaSalle high school basketball team. The net proceeds from the dance will be added to the LaSalle tournment fund being rnis- ed to defray all expenses of taking the team to Newport, R. I. nnd providing for them while there. The team U defending their championship title IhU year nt the Eastern Slntcs Catholic Interscholwtlc tournament. The dance Is bne of the «evernl fcBturej; planned for the city during the coming couple of w«k» to fltd the boys in being able to make the trip. Ed Cosgrovt U chairman of the Knights of Columbus commlt- tr«. In charge of Uie dance, «nd Jim. Browning Is raiding. M -ehalr- mnriiot thn athletic committee. expected that a large number The only thing is, Keyscr has lost i of local dancers will be on hand on i, while the Explorers have not, 1 Dance night. •-.. Everything is ready for the annual Sportsmanship Award banquet to be conducted next Sunday by Cumber? iand Council. Knights of Columbus at the K. of C. home on North Mechanic street. It will be tne first time that the Knights of Columbus hafl : conducted this Important annual scholastic athletic fenture, ns in former years it was handled by the Casey Club, originators of the un(nuc and worthy movement. As a result of the war many, of the members of Casey Club are awny from Cumberland this year, some In the armed service and others working in war plant jobs. The result was that there were few here o keep the Sportsmanship Award nllve, and the Knights of- Colum- took It over, and since Stan Fretwell, grand councillor has been busy with his committee wltt arrangements for a vucceaaful award banquet. The committee has received wort 1 from H.' McAuley McEvcr, heac coach at Virginia Poly Institute, that he will be here to deliver the principal address at the banquet. Coach McEeer ha? had considerable ath- letlo experience both as a plnyer and conch, and U considered wel fitted to jrpeak at the annual awar< banquet. He was : coach at North Carolina University before tnklnR up his dutlM at VPI. ; .'."• •" An excellent program hait -been arranged for the affair, Including a or something snappy and to the point. Players to be Guest* The three city high' school basketball teams will be guests of the {nights of Columbus, in addition to .heir coaches, and six of .the players, two from ench school, who have already been selected as candidates "or the award, will be honor guests of the local council. From these six students, the committee will make its final selection lust before the banquet, taking time i weigh well al! of the qualifica- ions and past record of the six players, before giving their final verdict. The committee Li composed of three local c!tl7.cns : who have seen each of the players In action during the senson, not once, but many times, and in finding the boy most suitable, will be the result of long and close watching through the eeajson. The committee is not known to any but the chr.lnnan. who wan axked to take the alignment sometime ago and has been working with the end In view of rendering the best service possible. To the banquet are expected many of the parents of the young men, and the Knights of Columbus-have announced that ladles are especially urged to be; present. • Tickets for the banquet have been plnced on snle for the banquet at the following plnces: Knights of Columbia home, both Allcgnny and Fort Hill high schools. ShobcrX restaurant, "Sonny' the gate receipts amounted to less than five dollars it was decided to call the game; off and we started our trek homeward. •. . . • •"I believe the Mid-City Ball Park had just been newly built and was to have been used for the first time that summer." Coach Bowers could smile when he talked of that first traveling experience, and we came to the conclusion, as he uncovered that bit of interesting matter, that he has a wealth of similar stories hidden within the recesses,of his brain, and would be good reading matter if he could be prevailed to talk about himself. But that would be a real job to get him to do it. •' -::• Turning from baseball to basketball, we got the Information that basketball was not a regular sport during his high school days. There WBA not always a place available where the game could be played. Some years the school would have teams nnd other years there would not be any. However. In his senior year, he was a reserve on both the basketball and football teams. After graduating from high school, Coach Bowers entered the Un'.ver- Newport, R. I., March 3.—Hugh J. McGowan, Jr., chairman of the committee on referees for the Eastern States Catholic basketball tourney here March 32, 23 and 24, has announced that the four officials to work the games for the coming championship will be Edward M. Kelleher of Boston. Mass., Richard D. Roberts of Fitchburg, Mass., Jerry Malloy of Hoboken, N. J., and Alfred Garry of New York City. Roberts and Kelleher are members of the Massachusetts Board of Officials, while Malloy is connected with the Jersey board and Gnrry with the New York City bonrd. All but Gnrry have worked tournaments here before. Kelleher and Roberts are prominent New England college nnd high school officials. Kelleher Is secretory of the Massachusetts board and n past national president. Roberts will be the chief official in the small schools tourney !n Western Massachusetts and hend official In the Vermont state tourney this y'aar Malloy and Garry are both members of the Madison Square Garden staff. - : • BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY Building and businesi for sale, in Cumberland. Confectionery and beer, near large manufacturing plant. Building-. 25 X 35, lot 25 x 100. Larjre store-room, four room modern apartment up-stairs. Doinjc excellent business. Priced low for quick sale, account of ill health. Price $9500.00. 55,000.00 cash, balance monthly payments. Address Box No. 821-B Care of Times. '"'.. WE BUY • Diamonds • Jewelry • Luggag* • Binocular* • Camera* • Shotgun* • Musical Instruments • Typewriter*, Etc. • ElectrK V Refrigerators • Fumiturt . • Washing Machine! • Radio* HAROLD'S "Year Friendf ivtrtitf ant Pawnbroker" 28-M Baltimen St. Phone 22M GIVE US A CALL George H. Hoyt, dean of New England officials will be referee in chief and have charge of assigning officials to nil tourney games. \'f- Lleutenant Thomas Lnlly. actingJP chairman of the Entertainment'jjj Committee of ESCIT has obtained]-^ two movies to show the players In |H the tourney. These pictures werejji offeree! to the committee by Frank|^ W. Kenney, coach of the R. I. State- Fordham game whose players included Tommy Baker of this-city, now n prisoner In Germany. VISIT THE ifrxxl hot mcnl. No speeches will be Gen U' cafe, and Kcech drug »torc of long duration, all plans ealltrujlln South Cumberland. : sity of Maryland. At that time Maryland didn't have Freshmen teams In any sport, and only varsity teams in football, baseball and Lucroiwe. it was R time when freshmen unknowns had difficulty Retting a chance on a varsity team, although they were eligible at the time. The school started .varsity basketball during his Junior year, but. although he tried out for the team, ne was cut, recalled, nnd cut again. There were, too many experienced players.on hnnd. Laughingly. Coach Bowers said: "Most of my athletic activity in college consisted of touch footbnll games every evening after dinner, and pick-up basketball games after the armory was built during my Junior yenr." During- the summer months lie plnyed Independent baseball In and around Hagera- town. ; It wns during that period that br cot. an opportunity to observe some high class basketball engagements. 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