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J A f M ' / I K ) 14, J.-JHS). THK CUUK11SK, CONNELLbVIL,L,E, PA. PAGE SEVEN. Basketball Basketball SPORTORIALS *^ By JOHN H. WHORIC, Sports Editor ^^ BASEBALL SPIKES SHOULD BE ELIMINATED Spikes should be eliminated from shoes of baseball players, it Is contended by H. G. Salsmger, sports editor o£ the Detroit News, who argues that such appendages are not necessary. Salsmger argues that their elimination is more necessary than the Introduction of helmets as more diamond performers are hurt by being spiked than by pitched balls. After enumerating some of the many injuries sustained by ball players from spikes, the writer sets forth: "Spikes maybe m'ccssary as an antidote for the bean ball but that is the only excuse for their continued use in baseball. Since neither Hie football player nor the tennis player needs spikes that are sharp enough to rip the flesh or that, catching an obstacle, can twist and break an ankle or leg, why does the baseball player need them? "The answer is that he doesn't but baseball shoes have always been equipped with spike plates ,and so they still are. There is nothing more obdurate than a custom in baseball. No game is slower to reform anc none looks upon any suggested change with greater suspicion. What baseball needs more than the introduction of helmets to protect the batters is the elimination of spikes to protect the fielders and base run- neis." The player who has felt the steel blades no doubt can voice a similar appeal for too often a runner relies on the' flashing spikes to carry him safely into a base. Salsingcr's suggestion merits consideration of baseball men, especially those who play the game. PIE TRAYNOR SAYS BUCS LUCKY IN 1938 Some of the wolves howled thcii heads oft cause the Pirates did a fold- ng act and Chicago won the National League crowd. Now Manager Pie Traynor declares the Pirates were lucky to finish where they did. "We had all the breaks in the world last ipnng. Jewel Ens (conch) and 1 would wonder if the luck could hold out Well, as matters proved, it couldn't," said the Pittsburgh skipper who hopes to bolster the team this year. Said the erstwhile hot corner guardian: "We'll probably open the season with Suhr at first, Young at second, Vaughan at short, Handley at third, Rizzo in left, Lloyd Waner in center, Paul Waner in right and Mueller behind the plate. Right now that's the strongest lineup we have and we're not going to make changes unless we're sure the club will be aided. We're not going to risk falling into the second division if we can help it." Traynor no doubt is well ;iv,are of the fact that Pittsburgh needs a flrst sacker and a right fielder, not to mention,' of course, the three divisions, and if the 1938 stars pitching staff. A little help in these hold up their gait, the Pirates can be counted on to have a big say about thp 1939 gonfalon. Otherwise the Wo.ld Series arrangements need not be played so far in advance. Baseball Loses /""^ T~^ T""* T"" 1 t\ T O "Pfc T T TPfc /^ T^ T^ A HP O · /~* /""\ TV" T* TP* C* GREENSBURG BEATS COKERS .._. ._.. - - -- - - - . - . - --_ --. - - . -- -- - . . - . . . _ - -- -- - - " -- _ _ . _ _ Zone Defense by Tall Defending Champions Stops Local Quintet Dunbar Five Remains !n Section 17 Pennant i Chase, Beating Perry Offense Functions in Last Three Quarters, Score 45 to 30. AT ROSTRAVER HIGH TUESDAY 1939 NATIONAL WILDLIFE RESTORATION WEEK The date for the observance of Restoration Week in 1938 has been set for the week of March 19-25, o month after the fourth North American Wildlife Conference at Detroit. Restoration Week was devised for the purpose of dramatizing the need for protecting the common heritage of our country's out-o'-doors. It is celebrated by organized groups of all kinds having an interest in conservation, including Izaak Walton League chapters, Audobon societies, garden clubs, women's clubs, parent-teacher associations, junior chambers of commerce, American Legion posts, Granges, Future Fanners of America, 4-H clubs, Camp Fire clubs Boy Scouts, sportsmen's organizations and schools. They have dances or dinners, barbecues, oyster roasts, fish fries, trap shooting and motion picture. Through the sale of poster] stamps and In other ways they raise I funds which go to help the state federations carry on their work. , Last year during Restoration Week, the story of wildlife was told in more than 70,000 schools throughout the country and at thousands upon thousands of gatherings of one kind or another. Everywhere speakers on conservation selected by the state wildlife federations found eager listeners. In some places so much enthusiasm was shown by audiences fired with zeal to bring back the wasted riches of our continent that the meetings were almost like the revivalist gatherings of the past. BITS HERE AND THERE Jockey Wayne Wright will begin reaping the harvest on a $100,000 annuity next month because he accepted the counsel of Joseph E. Widener, president of the Miami Jockey Club, who made careful rtock .nvestmcnts and started an annuity for his rider four years ago . . . Van Mungo, entwhile ace pitcher of thi Dodgers, may not do much flinging next season judging from his pay cut of $10,000 to $5,000 by L«rry MacPhail which caused Van to-declare it a rank "invitation to quit Dunbar Township High School, in the race for laurels of Section 17, defeated Perry Township's quintet, keen neighbor rival, with a great show of offensive power in the last half Fiiday night at the Leisennng gym. The score was 45-30. Hcrchko' led the attack with 16 points--seven field goals and two fouls. The Red and Black held a four-point advantage at the end of the first half and this was increased in both of the last two periods. Nearly five minutes of the final canto was played by Dunbar substitutes who accounted for seven of the 18 points tallied. Buttcrmore and Wilkic vied for scoring honors for Perry each total- ling 10 markers. Friday night Dunbar plays at Rostraver and a \ictory will put th^m in n tie for the top position. Rostraver has yet to be defeated and Lcisenring hns only one reversal charged up against it. The line-ups: Dunbar Of course, Mungo didn't . Johnny Maher, secretary W. P. I. A. L CAGE SUMMARIES · SECTION' FOUR Yesterday's Results, Charlcicl 31; Brownsville 20. Donora 41; California 21. \ Standing of the Clubs. Charleroi -- Monesaen Monongahela Brownsville . Donora - -California _ . W. 3 -.1 -1 -.1 .0 L. 0 0 1 z 2 3 i Games Tuesday. Monongahela at Charleroi. Monessen at California. SECTION NINE Yesterday's Results, Latrobc 33; Jeanncttc 21. Grccnsburg 25; Connellsv illc 12. Johnstown 27; Scottdalc 25. Standing of the Clubs. baseball.' sign it and business manager of the Pirates football club und business manager of the Johnstown Mid-Atlantic baseball" team, has purchased controlling interest in the Tyler team in the East Texas League, Class C . . . Josh Williams, aide to Jock Sutherland in drilling Pitt Panther halfbacks, has resigned . . . Giuseppe DiMaggio who does some outHclding for the Yankees has made up his mind he's not going to try to hold up his boss, this year and will accept any contract he gels. Joe tot $25,000 last year and probably will get a pay hike of $5,000 which is okay by the Californfan, he said as he was making out menus for is San Francisco cafe. He got ockcd for showing up late last eason and wants to catch all the ravy as long as he's physically able, oe lost much of his popularity hrough his holdout and he's trying o be a good boy United Brethren Church Wins First Half Dart Honors Although losing tv,o games to the First Methodist Episcopal Dartball team Thursday evening, the United Brethren finished as first half champions of the City Church Dortball League. · In an eager race to catch the U. B club First M. E. slipped badly when "calling" at the Baptist Church Tuesday evening and lost three games Trinity Lutheran also failed to overtake the leaders, losing two to the A. P. 5n their fight to hold on to first place, U. B. took two from the Christians. The results of the games: hallenge for the Davis Cup, inter- ational tennis trophy, in the Amcr- can zone again this year. Japan, Canada and Mexico are also expected. American zone winner plays the European winner for the right to meet U. S., the cup holder . . . Com- niesioner XSeorge Sisler of semi-pro ascball has outlined plans for governing 1,000 new leagues now under organization by the National Semi"Vo Baseball Congress . . . There arc several different explanations of how he turkey came by his name Some have suggested that the first turkeys seen on the European market were confused with Guinea fowl and were erroneously credited with being a Turkish variety of that bird, thus Becoming known as Turkey fowls or turkeys. The late Dr. George Bird Grinncli, a noted naturalist, sponsored another explanation 1hat at the time of their introduction Into Spain from America there was a Jewish monopoly of the poultry market and r s believed that the Jewish name tukkle, meaning peacock, was applied to them. United Brethren Christians _ ' United Brethren ,, First M. E.. First M. E Baptists .12 Baptist German Lutheran Andrew Phillips Trinity Lutherans Andrew Phillips Greenwood M. E. Evangelicals ' Presbyterians 2 2 * The standing of the teams at tlv end of the first halt. W 25 23 .18 18 .17 United Brethren Trinity Lutherans Kirst M. E. .. . Christians _ _ Andrew Phillips Evangelicals 15 Baptists - -- ~ 14 German Lutherans -- 9 Gre«nwood M. E. -- 0 Pre.bytcrians ,_ , - 7 Methodist Protestant 4 L 5 7 Pet .833 .76 .66' 12 .60i 13 511 15 .50 16 .46 21 .30 21 30 20 .25 20 .16 Games Monday -- Christians a Baptists, Presbyterians at First M. E Games Tuesday--Trinity at Methodist Protcslant, Greenwood at Baptist, Andrew Phillips \s. German Lutherans (place to be decided), Hcrchko,' f ,, ~ Pavlosky, f , Hcrtznell, c Husband, g Kontra, g ...____ Goodman, f Romanko, c G. -7 -5 . 1 F. Pis. 2 16 11 Johnstown . rcensburg orwin . cotldalc ~ atrobe ... canncttc onncllsvlllc __ 2 __ 2 F. Pts. Totals . Non-scoring substitutes -- Uhazlc, Scpesi, Gmitcr. Perry Buttermorc, f . Wilkie, f ~_ Halvonlk, c Marshall, g Stalzula, g Frency, f _ . Rumancik, f. Totals -- _ Non-scoring Matty, Beck. G. -- 4 -3 _1 1 -- 1 .0 , I 11 8 30 substitutes -- Blair, Centervillc lentieyvllle Ellsworth German - _ East Bethlehem . iast Pike Run Australia will Scoring by quarters' Dunbar _._ 9 9 11 16--45 5 7 fl--30 Perry Referee--Phillips. Night Riders Beat Flashes, Hot (has Turn Back C. A, C. HOWITZERS WINNERS OVER PARAMOUNTS The Howitzer basketball quintet made a last period spurt to capture a 33-32 decision over the Para- mounts Friday night at State Armory in the first of the three-game series arranged between the two teams. Coligan, soldier guard, was high scorer for the evening with a total of 10 points. Dartball League Meeting Monday A meeting of officers and managers of the City Church Dartball League will be held at 7 o'clock Monday evening at the First Baptist Church. Trailing by eight points at the half, the Night Riders staged a great rally in the second half to nose ou Red Flashes 34-33 and thereby create a tie for first place in the Dunbar Center Recreation baskctba] league between the Red Flashes ant tht Hot Chas at the Dunbar floor Thursday night. Meanwhile the Hot-Chas carnee the tie for the top position by trimming the C. A C. quintet as Lyons continued to set the pace for league scorers by tallying 12 markers. The line-ups: Hot-Chas Lyons, f Beighlcy, f ___ Harvey, e . R. McDowell, g H. McDowell, g _ Totals _ _ . C. A. C. F. Dunnawoy, f R. Dunnaway, £ DeMarco, c Lizzi, g _ Manzola, g . Bruno, g Totals _ _ . . 6 Score by quarters: Hot-Chas _ . 9 7 C. A. C. _ .. ... 8 4 Referee--Rude. Night Riders G. Nygrene, f 1 Capella, f 0 Mongell, f . o 16th Year as Coach. UNIVERSITY, Ala, Jan. 14 -Henry Cnsp is in his 16th season as the coach of the Alabama basketball team. 8--2 3--1 Sanzonc, f Smidtke, e Herchko, g Palovchalk, g ... Hasson, g 0 2 . 5 . 0 Basketball Scores Uniontown 37,' Wayncsburg 17. Redstone 35, East Bethlehem 28. Zelicnople 22, Mars 18. Carnegie Tech 37, Georgetown 34 Wayncsburg 61, Frostbuig 26 Lehlgh 30, Alfred 26 John Carroll J3, Thiel 40. Rutgers SI, Williams 32. Temple 38, Marquette 36 Villanova 57, Dickinson 28. Baltimore 48, New York U 35 ail^nhonv 41 R,,fT ,lo 43 Totals 14 Red Flashes G. Sklcnar, t 4 Gent, f 4 Bruno, c _. . 3 Bogusky, g 1 Parker, g ^^.. 1 Quanc, g .... 0 Totals 13 Score by quarters: Night Riders 5 Q Red Flashes 11 11 Referee--Miskmnis F. Pts 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 F. PI W. 4 3 2 _l .1 .1 -- 0 Pel. 1.000 1.000 .667 333 .333 250 .000 Colonel Jacob Rupport, one of the wealthiest men in baseball, the mnn who hated to lose and who loved to win, dropped the gicatcst decision ol his life as he died m New York after a long illness The national pastime suffered a tremendous loss with the passing of the mulu-milhona're owner of the New York Yankees, one of baseball's really gtoat teams. Ramsay Beats Derry Borough in Section 13 Games Tuesdaj. Norwin at Jeannctte. Greensburg at Johnstown. Latrobe at Scottdale SECTION 15 Ycslcrdns's Results Centervillc 37; Bcntlcyville 29. "Redstone 35 East Bethlehem 28. Standlnc of the Clubs. W. Redstone - - _ - 4 ·forth Belle Vernon _ 2 L. 0 1 1 2 2 2 2 4 Pet. 1000 .667 .607 500 .500 .333 .333 .000 OVEkHOLT CONQUERS UNIONTOWN A fast moving cage battle was witnessed at Scottdale Armory Friday night as the strong Overholt Stars took a 44 to 42 decision over the Kaufman five of Uniontown. The countyseaters pressed the distillers who got a lead in the first quarter and maintained It throughout. In a good preliminary, Scottdate lost to the Mount Pleasant Merchants. The summary: Ramsay High of Mount Pleasant crashed into the win column of Section 13 by taking an overtime battle from Derry Borough Friday night at the Ramsay floor by a 22-19 score. The regulation game ended 19-18 when Walters, Derry center, tallied from the free line. In the overtime period, Loskosky sank a free try and then Walker, taking the ball off the banking Aboard after a Derry field attempt failed, dribbled the length of the floor for the winning basket. The line-ups: Ml. Pleasant Rudnik, f , Lentz, f Keller, c Loskosky, g -Walker, g G. 3 2 1 0 _. 2 F. Pts. Totals .... Dcrry Boro. Gontz, f _ Wmgard, f _ Walters, c Toner, g Baughman, g _ - . 8 G. . 0 . 4 1 1 1 6 22 F. Pis. 1 1 Totals , - . -_ 7 Scoring by quarters: VH. Pleasant 7 7 3 Derry Boro. , -3 4 8 Pvofcrce--Wilson. 19 Ov crholt Tullcy, f Cdrtwright, Foltz, c McCormlck, Hait, R Rmglcr, C Jim Tulley, c Biooks, g - - Totals F. Pts. tt ___ Gimw Monday. Ellsworth at North Belle Vernon, Redstone at Ccntervllle. East Bethlehem at East Pike Hun. SECTION 17 Yesterday's Results. West Newton 35; Fayette City 14. Rostraver 51; Sewlcklcy 31. South Huntingdon 48; Belle Vemon 31. Dunbar 45; Perry 30 Standlnc of the Clubs. W. Rostraver .. 4 West Newton 3 Dunbar ._ -- 3 South Huntingdon 3 Perry - _ ~ » . 2 Fayette City Belle Vernon -Se wicklcy ...0 _ 0 L. 0 1 1 1 2 3 4 4 Pet. 1000 .750 .750 .750 .500 250 .000 .000 - _15 14 44 Non-scoring substitutes -- Ringlcr, Jim Tullcy. Kaufmanns Spotovich, i Lasky, f G. - 3 . 1 Slnmmko, c 1 Hill, g 4 Mclntyre, g .,,,,__... 3 Keller, t 0 Jones, f .--TM--_»___. 0 Maher, g 0 F. Pis. Radvansky, g ._ 5 Totals 17 8 42 Non-scoring substitute--Maher. Referee--Gordon, of Scottdale. Games Today. Fayetlc City at Sewicklcy. Belle Vernon at West Newton. Perry at South Huntingdon. Dunbar at Rostraver. SECTION 13 Last Night's Results , Ligonlcr 23; Hurst 22, ·Mount Pleasant 22; .Derry Borough 10. Younswood-Derry Township, postponed, snow. "Extra period. ' Slandinff of the Clubs. W i L Ligomcr 4 Dcrry Borough 3 Hurst . 1 Mount Pleasant 1 East Huntingdon Youngwood Derry Township . 1 _ .0 Pet. 1000 .750 .333 .333 .333 333 000 FAYETTE-GREENE LEAGUE Yesterday's Results. Point Marion 28; South Union 26. Pet. 1,000 1,000 .66' 333 .000 Geoiges ,, Point Marion North Union South Union -Immaculate Copt. Mapletown - , W 3 .3 _ 2 .1 0 0 L 0 0 1 2 3 3 .000 Games Tuesday. Georges at Point Marion. Immaculate Conception at Mapletown. 3--22 0--18 Scots Unable To Overcome Jawns' Lead A nine-point lead spotted to Johnstown in the first hoU causud the defeat of Scottdale High quintet which made a gallant effort In the ast two periods but fell short by two points as the- clan of Coach Bill Lohr .ost 27-25 to the Johnnies nt the Flood City Friday night m a Section 9 tilt. Gates led the home club attack eight field goals while four of Scottdale's five starters cooperated in setting the points for the Mill Towners. The line-ups: Scotttlale G Zcarley, f, 3 Ross, f 3 Akcrs, c 3 Harris, g 1 Randolph, g ----TM 0 Visitors Cut Loose in Last Half After Being Held, 13 to 10. LATROBE HERE FRIDAY NIGHT Thrilling a large crowd throughout the first half as it held Grccnsburg High, defending champions of Scc-i tlon 9, to a scant three-point lead, the Cokci basketball quintet was unable to make its attack click in the second and was defeated,* 25-12, at the local gym Friday night. The Westmoreland countyseatcrs had heighth and a clever passing attack that carried the ball.into the basket. Alert defensive work on the part of the Cokers which hurried the shots made by the visitors caused many to go wide. Grcensburg's best performance was its defensive play. Connellsvillc could advance the ball to the center of the floor but the zone defense thrown up by the Brown and White p.oved vciy effective in breaking up ' passes. The Orange and Black started the scoring when Reed took a pass from McCoy and sank from v the side. Zalich added two from the field by batting in rebounds to put the visit- rs ahead. One more goal each was ;corcd before the first period ended vith Grccnsburg in front, 6-4. Furtney and Mansbcrger were substituted for Connellsvillc in the second period. The last pace set in * nitial frame was continued with lie cams missing many shots. Furtn made two nice goals and Mc7oy fan . a long attempt. Johns came throug'i with a pair of goals from under the basket for Greensburg. The half ended with the Cokers trailing 13-10 The game had been rough from the beginning and in the second half seemed to grow worse. The shooting of the locals was very arratic and only one basket was made in the last two periods. Zalich and Johns continued the attack that insured the victory and kept Grccnsburg tied with Johnstown for the league lead The Cokers are idle next Tuesday F Pis. Totals 10 25 "Non-scoring substitute--Lipps. Johnstown G F Pt», Ellsworth, f 3 1 1 Jefke, t 1 0 2 Gates, c 8 0 10 Boltz, G . . 1 0 Longacre, g fl 0 Totals _- 13 Scoring by quarters: Scottdalc 6 2 Johnstown , _-7 10 Referee--Wcigo.1. 9--25 8--27 but meet Latrobe here Friday night. The line-ups: ConnelUvlIlc Evans, f Reed, £ Soisson, c Lewis, g McCoy, g Furtney, 1 I'cMullen, 1 _ G. 1 , I .0 . 0 . I . 3 . 0 F. Pts. 0-1 2 0-2 2 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-2 2 0-1 6 0-1 Totals 6 0-7 12 Non-scoring substitutes--G lass, IVcCture. Greciuburg Zalich, f , Nelson, t Johns, c StefTcn, g J. DeMoise, g . Quatsc, 1 G. _ 4 -- 1 F. Ptss. 0-0 8 1-1 3 0-2 8 1-2 1 1-2 3 0-0 2 Totals -'. 11 3-7 25 Non-scoring substitutes--Clemens. Scoring by quarters: Connellsville . . ' 4 6 2 0--12 Greensburg _. 6 7 6 6--25 Referee--Harvilla. PITT LEADER "By Jack Sords SCORER. AAto APPEARS HEAPED FOR ·fas etoeesr RIST · Plff COOKT SfAR. Games Tuesday. ; Mount Pleasant at Ligomer. Hurst at Derry Township. Youngwood at East Huntingdon. Caseys Play Tarentum 0 11--34 7 4--33 Tommy Spcljal Wins. Shaking his opponent several times w ih hard, snappy rights to the head, Tommy Speigal o£ Uniontown earned an clght-iound decision over Julio Gonzales of Puoito Rico before 3,000 m New York's Prospect Hall. The Casey basketball quintet will swing into action Monday night at State Armory meeting the strong Pittsburgh Plate .Glass Company five of Tarentum. The game will stait at 8:30 o'clock, preceded by a preliminary featuring the Paramounts anU Peters Packers. The locals were downed earlier in the season by the packers and will be out for revenge. The Tarentum outfit boasts of a fast combination and have on its roster many plaicrs who gained distinction m high school and college. Their record this season is 13 wins out of 15 starts. The Casojs are in for plenty ol opposition and a great battle is anticipated. Bleachers will be erected to accommoda'c the crowd. . 1M». KINO HATUKO JYHOICATt. Inn

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