The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on January 18, 1939 · Page 8
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January 18, 1939

The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 8

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PAGE ETGTIT TFTT. DATT.Y COURIER. rONNEU.,SVTtJJ3. PA. WEDNKSIJA.Y, JANUARY IS, Basketball SPORTORIAL-S +a/ By JOHN H. WHORIC. Sports Editor- ^^ FOUR GAMES IN INFANTILE PARALYSIS DRIVE · Granlland Rice, chuirman of the "National Sporvs Council of the Committee tor the Celebration of the President's Birthdny in the drive on infantile paralysis, naming sports editors of the country to join hands in sponsoring various benefits, has suggested that wherever possible efforts be pooled to stimulate interest in activities. We are therefore Joining hands with Arnold Goldberg of the Uniontown News Standard to give a "push up" to a quartet of basketball games that will be staged next week in the district, hoping that crowds at Leisenring, North Union, South Union and Brownsville will be able to add a tidy sum to the infantile paralysis fund. The games that have been scheduled to date include: January 25--Georges Township vs. Dunbar Township at Leisenring No. 1. January 25--Scottdalc High at Uniontown. January 26--North Union at South Union. January 26--Redstone Township at Brownsville. There is plenty of rivalry .in the four contests and cage followers bhould have dmple incentive to want to-see^at least a brace of them because-of the anticipated firewbrks wfj8e""at trie same time helping 'the cause.' t-The slogan for the balls that are usually held is "dance so that others might walk" might be modified somewhat to apply to basketball: "Play and pay so that others may. LUCAS AT END OF ROAD' . . Red Lucas,- the oldest player on the Pirates roster, who will become 37 next April 28, has been given-his unconditional release by Pittsburgh, heralding an end of his 15-year tenure in the National League with roston, New York, Cincinnati and the Bucs, the latter for five years. The Nashville, Tcnn., pitcher had his best year in 1936 when he won 15 and lost only four for Pittsburgh and finished third in the league with an earned rrn' effectiveness of 3.17. Red, who was one of the few pitchers who can punch a mean bat, pitched in 390 games, a total of 2,543 innings, winning 157 and losing 135. For the Buccos he won 47 and lost 32, finishing last year with six wins and three defeats, getting into 13 games and completing but four. Lucas made 117 pinch hits in 420 times at bat in 479 games, an nil major league mark. But in 1938 everything went against him and not only did he fail to come through but he actually couldn't get the ball out of the infield. The passing of Lucas will no doubt be glad -tidings to Cincinnati against which club he pitched 14 consecutive victories without a defeat. The cagey veteran, with a peculiar sidcarm delivery, had uncanny con- 1 '. was a fine fielding twirler and had a fine baseball mind. But, as President Bill Benswanger said in his letter to Lucas, "The life a ball player is such that all things come to an end." Always one of baseball's high salaries pitchers, Lucas took care of his earnings and isn't going to worry for a while. BITS HERE AND THERE Grcensburg Y. M. C. A. swimmers are getting themselves in shape for the Connellsville Recreation Center team Thursday, January 26, in a water meet. . . Glenn Cunningham and Archie San Romani believe Leslie MacMitchell, New York U. freshman, is flic country's best mile- Running prospect,.. J. Smith Ferebee, the Chicago investment banker who started the golfing marathon craze, j declares he'll never do it again. "Looking back I'll admit that it all seemed a little silly," he said and we; all chorused "aye." . . The John Henry Lewis and Joe Louis brawl should gross more than 100 grand. . . Minor baseball leagues will hold their 1939 convention in Cincinnati December 4-6. . . Phil K. Wrighlcy, · young chewing gum magnate, has been rcelectcd president of the Cubs for 1939... National outboard championships will be held at the San Francisco Golden Gate Exposition September 9 and 10. . . Foxbrough II, bred in the United States and owned by the New York banker, William Woodward, has been established as the winter favorite for the English derby in the first call-over of prices. The horse is listed at odds o£ 5 1-2 to 1 against in the bookmakers future lists for the blue ribbon classic which will be run at the Epsom Downs track ' near London next May 24. . . We're looking for a guy to help us put a new lock on a door but one we're passing up is Sam DeHuff after the mess he made of his own. . . Clubs staging amateur boxing shows in the Allegheny Mountain Association are warned by Secretary John T. Taylor of the Amateur Athletic Union against using Kid Fly of Homestead who allegedly competed in a bootleg show at Johnstown and theiefore is not eligible for competition in events sanctioned by the A. A. U. Fighters from Johnstown, Windber, Clearfleld and St. Michael are also ineligible for competition in the A. A. U. ... Chick Davies, Duquesne's basketball mentor, must feel like he is calling the roll of a convocation of the League of Nations whenever he takes a look at the Hilltop roster. For there are no fewer than 12 different nationalities represented among the 13 dashing Dukes. It would seem that Duqucsne has found" the answer to that nge-old question of world cooperation that the international politicians have been looking for since the dawn of time. Just give the boys a basketball, a hardwood court to run up and down and Chick to instruct them in the fine"art of tossing the leather through the hoop and this old world of ours would soon sec some cooperation plus. Kentucky University's basketball team has Marion Cluggish as its center. He stands six feet nine Inches in his stocking feet which means he has no trouble at all sinking field goals in a basket that is only 10 feet above the floor. . . The sequoia are considered the oldest of living things, survivals of that long ago when plants and animals grew to giant , size. . . West Virginia's legislature will be asked to give West Virgi'jia University Stadium Corporation a hand in clearing' up outstanding obligations. A similar bill was passed in 1937 but vetoed on grounds of unconstitutional!ty. The Mountaineer athletic department owes $132,000 in unpaid guarantees and the stadium corporation owes $337,000 plus ao crued interest due 200 bondholders and 26 banks. It is possible that the indebtedness may be included in the regular biennial budget of the university and absorbed by a reduction in other current expenses. . . Washington Country Club has continued Roy Banks as steward, Joe Ross groundfceeper and Mike Favella caddymaster. . . Coach Harry Ewing has drafted a lough schedule ror Otterbcin College next fall. The card folows: Sept. 22, at Muskmgum Sept. 30, at Case; Oct. 7, at Wooster, Oct. 14, at Waynesburp: Oct. 21, at Bowling Green: Oct. 28, at Ashland Nov. 4, Marietta, home-coming, and Nov. 11, Capital. Track Coaches Favor Ccker Stadium for I Big Relay Meet on April 29 PAROCHIALS LOSE TOUGH FLOOR TILT Owls Five in Great Rally In Last Quarter But Fall Short, 31-29. WINNING GOAL IN" FINAL SECONDS Immaculate Conception School dropped its fourth BIG POISON GETS IN SHAPE Paul (Big Poison) Waner, who didn't even carry a bee sting in his bat for the Pirates last season, hitting a .280 clip, is out to regain his form of yore came next summer and he's aiming at an average of .350 and the National League batting championship. Said Paul: "I've got Just as good a chance to hit well this year as I've ever had. I feel fine and I'm n good shnpe. There's ns reason why '. shouldn't do as well ns I've ever done." But Paul wouldn't alibi for his poor showing with the stick last year, saying: "I'm just a .250 hitter who was lucky for 12 years and last year was the 13th for men." Pirate [ans will be pulling (or Paul to reach that .350 clip because it would cn- H i g h straight game in the Fayette-Greene League Tuesday despite its spurt in the final frame as Mapletown was victorious by a 31-29 score in a game there. The Owls ployed poorly the first half, both offensively and defensively. Unable to check the home club's attack which, netted 23 points, the Night Riders wore able to tally only 11 and trailed at the half by 12 points. Coach Earl Trump's sharpshooters began to find the mark in the third quarter and the Blue and Gold defense was stronger. The first half had been played with both teams v-aring yellow Jerseys but during intermission Mapletown changed to darker color. The Owls outscorcd their opponents the third period and then unleashed an attack in the final canto lhat knotted the score at 29-29. Seconds later Mapletown sank its only field goal of the last quarter to nance the Bucs' circuit gonfalon. chances for the Dies in Jail Break Another chapter in'midwest banditry ended in death of Arthur (Doc) Barker (above) mortallyshot by guards as he, (with four other convicts, attempted to escape from Aicntraz Island. Barker was serving life term for kidnaping of Edward G. Brcmcr. win the game. Trailing by 10 points going into the last quarter, I. C. hit the cords to make the score 29-21. Both teams missed many shots as the ball was worked up and down the floor. No other scoring was done in this hectic period until the last two minutes of play and then it was fast and furious. Sidow intercepted a pass and dribbled in to score. Seconds later he repeated on a similar play. After this goal Maplctown called for time but it had already put the ball in play. One player, believing time had been granted, let the ball roll loose Scacchi was on his toes and converted a double-decker *o make the score 29-27. Only 30 seconds of play remaining when Hoye intercepted Olear's pass and directed it to Orbin who sank it to tie the score. Maplctown rushed down the floor with the ball as the remaining seconds were quickly ticking away. W. Glaspic's pass to Oler was high but Oler managed to the W. P. I. A. L. Event to Be Wost Outstanding Event Ever Held in Region. INDOOR EVENT AT MORGANTOWN Tri-State Track' Coaches Associ- ition went on record Monday night n Pittsburgh, favoring Conncllsville as the site of the annual track and leld relay carnival of the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League on Saturday, April 29. The action is regarded as tantamount to assurance that the 1939 carnival, on a bigger scale than anything ever before attempted in this region, will be held at Coker Stadium :o give impetus to the track and ileld competition in this region. Track Coach Joseph A. Lerew (also a member of the W. P. I. A. L. track committee) and "Trainer" A. R. Barr attended the meeting In Pittsburgh to hear a panel discussion on the effects of track on the boy and the relationship between schools and the public with reference to the track competition. Participating w e r e Coach Chick Warner of Penn State, Coach Carl Olson of Pitt, Don Mollenauer of Mount Lebanon and C. Lawrence Walsh of the Pittsburgh city schools. In discussing the W. P. I. A. L. relays, the need for jumping pits was voiced and there is every assurance that they will be ready in time for the big meet. Two indoor track and field competitions will occupy the attention of scholastic performers, an event being carded by West Virginia University at Morgantown Saturday, March 25 and another sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh in Pitt Track House Saturday, April 1. Dies of Burns. WAYNESBURG, Jan. 18.--Burns suffered Thursday in an explosion o gasoline in n tank which he was cleaning caused the death Saturday in Greene County Memorial Hospita of Floyd J. Whitlatch, 22, of New Freeport. Lambeth Walk Mite Slow. RAMSGATE, England, Jan. 18.-Tom Price of Lambeth found 26 seec pearls--24 white and two black--in oysters he purchased at an oyste: bar here. The find is believed locall; to be a record. tip it into the hoo'p, winning game a- playing time ended. The line-upb: I. C. II. S. Orbin, f . Scacchi, f Porter, c _ _, Christopher, g Sidow, g ~ _ Flynn, f ,, _ Galiardi, g Totals _ . . 12 5 29 Non-scoring substitutes--Hoye and Irwin. Maplctown G. F. Pis. Mecse, f . 0 0 0 Eberhart, f 2 1 5 Lou Ambers Wins Decision. Lou Ambers of Herkimer, N. Y. former lightweight champion, punch cd out a decisive 10-round victory over Joe Silva of Los Angeles in Philadelphia before 6,000 fans Mon day night. W. Glaspic, c Kubick, g N. Glaspic, g Oler, f . VanStickle __ ...4 3 . 13 Totals . _ Non-scoring substitutes--Sweeney Sichko. Scoring by quarters: I. C. H. S. _ 4 7 8 10--2 Maplctown ... _ ,, 8 15 6 2--3 Referee--Daugherty. TO REMODELED By Jack Sords 6c*JJRA CAW. FOR A cwtptefe Atewwe D At HOT SPRIGS FOR. W -rite THAT uwoep eoMotea. -fy£.~i UKf- MiS 1938 PieLPiAJG AMP 6Af1M COPYRIGHT. 1939. UNO FCATURCS SYNDICATE. Uc. At Rupper. Rites William HnrridRc (left),-president of the American Baseball League, and Judge Kcnesaw Mountain Landis, baseball czar, attend the last rites for Colonel Jacob Ruppcrt, owner of the Now York Yankees, at St. Patrick's Cathedra] inNcw York. (Central Press) W. P. I. A. L. CAGE SUMMARIES SECTION NINE Yesterday's Results. Norwin 22; Jeannettc 12. Johnstown 25; Giecnsburg 21. Scottdalc 31; Latrobe 25. Standing of the Clubs. Johnstown Norwin . Greensburg _. Scottdale Latrobe Jeannette Conncllsville .. fig In Section 17 Chase; Fi Basketball Scores | Uniontown 40, Donora 23. Georges 35, Point Marion 33. Washington 47, Brownsville 29. Wash. Twp. 56, Penn Twp. 7. Franklin Twp. 35, E. McKecsport 34. Avonmore 35, Eldcrton 24. McKcesport 43, Central Cath. 37. Carnegie Tech 35, Penn State 33. W. J. 43, Westminster 40. Thiel 37, Hiram 23. Lchlgh 46, Muhlenbcrg 28, Clarion 44, Indiana T. 39. Bucknell 56, Dickinson 24. F. M. 48, Albright 35. Wooster 34, Ml. Union 23. 'Allegheny 50, Grove City 44. Ohio Northern 38, Dcnnison 36. Muskingum 52, Obcrlin 37. Tulane 40, Mississippi 35. 5o. Huntingdon, West- Newton Stay in Cage League Title Race. LEISENRING'S CHANCES GOOD Scottdale Wins Scrap At Latrobe Games Friday. Scottdale at Greensburg. Johnstown at Norwin. Latrobe at Conncllsville. SECTION 15 Yesterday's Results. Bentleyvilic 32; German 26. E. Bethlehem 39; D. Pike Run 21. Scottdale High lashed out against Latrobe in the second and third quarters to chalk up a 31-25 victory and hand the visitors their fourth !?50! straight loss in Section 9 at Scottdale .500 ' Armory Tuesday night. .2501 Ross of Scottdale and Giobbi of .200 Latrobe paced the scoring with 11 .000 points each. The margin of victory was decided from the field whore the Scotties caged 13 fielders to Latrobe's 10. The line-ups: Scottdalc G. F. Pis. Zcarley, f 1 0 2 Ross, f 5 1 11 Akcrs, c 3 3 9 Randolph, g 1 1 3 Harris, g 3 0 6 Standing of the Clubs. Redstone . N. Belle Vcrnon Bentleyville - _ Centerville . 2 East Bethlehem 2 Ellsworth - - ... 2 German .. 1 East Pike Run . .. 0 L. 0 1 2 2 2 3 3 5 Pet. 1.000 .750 .600 .500 .500 .400 .250 .000 Games Thursday. Centoryille at East Bethlehem. North Belle Veinon at Redstone. SECTION 17 Yesterday's Results. Scwickley 31; Faycltc City 24. West Newton 29; Belle Vernon 15. .South Huntingdon 37; Perry 25. 'Dunbar 44; Roslraver 22. Standing of the Clubs. Dunbar Rostravcr . West Newton South Huntingdon Perry Fayette City Sewickley Belle Vernon . .. W. 4 4 . -1 4 2 1 . 1 0 L. 1 1 1 1 3 4 4 5 Pet. .800 .800 .800 .800 .400 .200 .200 .000 Games Friday. Rostraver at Fayette City. Scwickley at Belle Vcrnon. West Newton at Perry. South Huntingdon at Dunbar. SECTION FOUR Yesterday's Results. Charleroi 41; Monongahela 32. Monessen 45; California 18. landing of the Clubs. Charleroi Monessen . - - _ _ Monongahela . Brownsville Donora California L. 0 0 O 2 2 4 Pet. 1.000 1.000 .333 .333 .333 .000 Games Friday. Brownsville at Donorn. Monongahela at Monessen. SECTION 13 Yesterday's Results. Ligonier 41; Mt. Pleasant 23. Hurst 24; Deny Twp. 19. Youngwood 24; E. Huntingdon 18. Standing of the'Clubs. Ligonier Derry Borough . _ Hurst - - _ Youngwood . Mt. Pleasant East Huntingdon ,. Derry Township W. L. Pet. ... 5 . . 3 ._ 2 ... 2 ... 1 . 1 0 1.000 .750 .500 .500 .250 .250 .000 Games Friday. Ligonler at Derry. Deiry Twp. at Mt. Plcasnnt. East Huntingdon at Hurst. (Jomiellsvillo Hiirli School BAND CONCERT Wednesday, Jan. 25th AT HIGH SCHOOL Admission 25c Totals Latrobe Pajmanelli, f Cologrande, £ McCallen, c . Ballantync, g . Giobbi, g ,.:-- Totals . 13 G. _ 2 5 31 F. Pis. 0 3 4 10 Scoring by quarters: Scottdalc _ ... 4 11 11 5--31 Latrobe -- 8 8 6 3--25 Referee--Koch. A four-way deadlock for first place in Section 17, W. P. I. L., was created Tuesday night as Dunbar Township High clicked on cylinders to topple Rostr:ver Township by the decisive score of 44 to 22 at Pricedale while West Newton continued to pi ess its claims for recognition with a 29 to 15 decision over Belle Vernon and Perry Township dropped a 37 to 25 to South Huntingdon Township High. Lc'scnrmg completely outplayed the defending championship quintet at Rostravcr, dominating play in every stage of the game as Bruce Shearer's combination took a two- point lead in fie opening period and added to it as play progressed. Hertznell was hitting high and chalked up a total of 17 points, locating the basket seven times from the field and three times from. free territory while Hcichko and Pavlosky tallied 10 ana nine points each, respectively. Cowan and Coulson paced the losers with nine and seven points. The championship race is now wid? open between Dunbar, transferred from Clnss A into Class B last fall by the W. P. I. A. L. basketball committee after having swept through to a sectional gonfalon: Rostravcr, beaten in the second round of the Class B eliminations last March; West Newton, conqueror of the Red and Black in this year's opening setta, and South Huntingdon, flashing the best team in the Ruffsdalc school's history. If the balance of the schedule should give any of the four contenders any kind of a break, it should be in favor of the Red and Black which has encountered both West Newton and Rostraver away from home and has to tackle the pair of toughest opponents at Leisenring, As the Dunbar baskctecrs toppled Rostraver, West Newton continued t stay in the gonfalon chase with a decision over Belle Vcrnon. Perry Township Commodores were unable to compete with the Ruffsdale quintet and dropped out of the deadlock for honors. Fayetle City finished on the.short end of a 31 to 24 decision in a tussle with Sewickley Township. Hove New Sport In Hinterland HOLLISTER, Idaho., Jan. 18. -"Bulldogging" coyotes -- thats the latest sport in this remote hinterland where wild animals still roam the countryside. Southern Idaho ranchers and cowboys have resorted to catching the elusive coyotes by hand for three reasons: It's fun. It's cheaper than buying poison or traps. It rids the range of destructive predators. Redstone Presses Claim for Pennant Redstone Township High, continuing to make its bid for the championship of Section 15, toppled Centerville, 29 to 24, at the latter's gym for its fifth consecutive W. P. I. A, L. win. The defending champions saw Republic get away to an early lead which could not be overcome. Merchants Win Verdict. Mount Pleasant Merchants defeated the Ladis five of Latrobe by a score of 57 to 44 in a wild scoring game with the winners ahead, 21-to 10, at the half. -JDccember- 1938 SPORTS PARADE -By JACK SORDS- Ov/f R AL «,VJFKECO iM file THiKo RoiWO RRST 6tsetM.it, ·fciHeueuNoft GIAM1S RR fivo RtxxiEs^mcAe AMP TOM BAKW, A«IP

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