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PAGE SIXTEEN. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVILLE, PA. FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 1938. I 1 . Basketball Basketball JOHNSTOWN HIGH PLAYS HERE TONIGHT By JOHK II. WHOKIC Sports Editor - SEPARATE RULES FOU SCHOOLS Elimination of the center jump in basketball has brought a. .slovm of criticism particularly in high schools because coaches feel the spccded-up game will have disastrous results on the physical condition of the boys. The controversy evoked should focus attention of school officials and coaches" towaid drafting a separate set of rules for scholastic competition rather than following the pronouncements of the national committee that has uppermost in mind the colleges. High schools have their own regulations for football- and there is" no reason why they can't and shouldn't have in the cage sport. Then the code governing play could be specifically designed tor the boys in their late teens. If it was the wish of the majority, the high school coaches could bring back the center jump. .'They could make other changes^s they saw.fit. A step in that direction was taken by the Pittsburgh City School League recently. To allow for the faster play because of, elimination of the center jump, it was decided to extend the rest.periods between quarters to two minutes instead of one. In addition there will be a two-minute rest " period midway in the third and fourth .periods. All thib is in addition to'the icgular time-outs that arc the perogativc of the contesting teams which can each take live without being penalized. The regulation play of eight minutes to the quarter will still be in cftect. The Pittsburgh coaches expressed the thought the game would be faster and at the same time not work a hardship on the contesting teams. It has been noticed in many of the games to date that a club would go at a fast gait for the greater part of playing time and then thcre'd be a period when the speed would be materially cut down because the athletes were tired. Coaches without strong reserve material are up against It when such a situation presents itself, especially if the score is close. It is our sincere hope that the National Scholastic Federation will move in that direction in basketball. It took that step in football and there was no criticism. Nothing but commendation will follow a standardized national rules set-up for high school basketball. Cokers Tackle League Opponent of 19 Years " Ago in Section 9 Tiff D u n b a r Township Is Host to Hurst in District Scrap. JAYS TRAVEL TO SCOTTDALE 1938 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE As predicted on this page in November, Connellsvillc High is going to close its football season two weeks earlier than usual with the playing of the last game on November 12 with a newcomer. Immaculate Conception High, another city club. The High School Stadium 15 going to be equipped with lighting facilities for night games. There will be five under the klcigs here while one is listed at Mount Pleasant. It is interesting to note that the first five games at home at night and the two that follow will be played on Saturday afternoons. Apparently Faculty Manager Joseph A. Lcrew holds to the popular belief that night football is unwise when the weather becomes unfavorable. Fans will go .to a Saturday afternoon game even in subzero weather but not at night. The Thanksgiving Day classic has gone into the discard with the early beginning and closing of the football card. In the hope of keeping up intercut in the game with neighboring Dunbar Township High, the faculty manager has listed it for the dedication. We believe no other could have suited as well because none occupies attention, of northern Faycttc county, as. docs the Coker- Dunbar battle.TM Â· ;.. _ The schedule frids East Bethlehem coming here for the opener on September a with the Orancc and Black going to-Mount Pleasant. After another local start with German, the club goes to Latrobc and then returns for three straight games' at the Stadium--Dunbar, Washington and Scottdale, all at night. A trip to Uniontown -will be. followed by games at home with Norwin and I. C. The early closing idea is winning popularity, throughout the East and we believe the plan will piovc advantageous here. BITS HERE AND -TIIEKIJ ' The State Game 'Commission says a contention among some hunters- that occasional burning 1 of woodlands results in improving food and The feature' attraction tonight in the basketball curriculum of the Western Pennsylvania Intcrscholas- tic Athletic League is at Connellsville High gymnasium where the Cokers renew relations with Johnstown o/ler a lapse of 19 years in league competition. The Flood City was in Section' 2 with the Cokers, among others in the winter of 1918-1919, and the locals finished ahead of Johnstown, winding up in second place as Braddock took the laurels. This year Johnstown is back in league play and is enrolled in Section 9. There should be plenty of excitement as both schools have strong quintets. The Orange and Blnck won from Jcanncttc in its league opener while the Flood City had an easy time drubbing Latrobc, Coach Foxy Miller giving his reserves a good workout. The showing of the Jawns indicate the warriors of Bill Dolde will be in for a hard night. At the same time Scottdale will play host to Jcannette. After winning six straights, the Blue and White lost to Dunbar and then bowed by a decisive score at Norwin. Bill Lohr wanis his team back in its winning stride and the boys expect to do that at the expense of the glass city. Mount Plcabant goes to Latrobe and Nonvin travels to Grecnsbuig in the other section games. The liitter battle will serve to reveal the real power of these two major flag contenders. Dunbar Township High play? its Jirst Section 10 scrap nt home, meeting Hurst. The Scarlet Hurricane idled Tuesday while Lclscnring knocked oft a strong Youngwood club at the railroaders floor. Bruce M. Shearer has a nice quintet that should go places if it keeps up iU ti ue stride. Young\*ood goes In Derry and East Huntingdon plays at Ligonicr in the other tits. Mountaineers, Carnegie Play On Saturday PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 7.--The opening game of the Eastern Intercollegiate Basketball Conference will be played Saturday at Morgantown, W. Va., where the West Virginia Mountaineers entertain Carnegie Tech. Both were second-division teams last season, the Skibos finishing in fourth position, with West Virginia drawing up the rear. The quintets, however, arc reputed to be much more, potent this year and figure to"give Pittsburgh, Temple and Penn State, the top teams, quite a tussle. ' Marshall (SJccpy) Glenn, mentor of the Mountaineers, has seen little of his court charges, for he has been busy priming the football team for the Sun Bowl game with Texas Tech .which was played last week. Jack Gocke, who topped the conference in scoring for two seasons and also holds the point record with 118 made in 1936, no longer is a member of the West Virginia quintet and his punch wil. be greatly missed by the Mountaineers. Carnegie Tech lost Paul Gibson, its outstanding performer' and several others, but Max Ilannum has enough | veteran material plus sophomore j prospects- to put a representative | quintet on the court. The campaign becomes moif earnest next' week when Temple, Georgetown and Penn State swing into action. W. P. I. A. League Summaries SECTION 9 Games Tonight. Johnstown at Connellsvillc. Jeannctte at Scottdale. Nonvin at GreensburR. Mount Pleasant at Latrobe. SECTION 10 Games Tonlcht. East Huntingdon at Ligonicr. Youngwood at Derry. Hurst at Dunbar Township. Games Tonight. Rostraver at South Huntingdon. Sewickley at West Newton. SECTION 14 Games Tonight. Georges at Redstone. South Union at Mapletown. Noith Union nt Geiman. SECTION 4 Games Tonlcht. Uniontown at Charlerol. California at Monon'^hcla. Brownsville at Moncsscn. Blues Score Two Sfraiqhis to Win Rainbow Pennant The Blues captured two straights from the Yellows to win the title of the Girls Rainbow Duckpin League at West Penn alleys. The Blues had taken two out of three from the Reds while the Yellows took the odd game from the Greens. The scores: YELLOW Rude .114 132 104 350 Berkey 139 141 128 408 Chclmcy . 84 115 74 273 Higbee 79 R2 57 198 Pigman _ . 85 82 100 267 Dummy 50 78 79 212 Totals M. Pikman Bishop _ Friend Chambers Mummart . Sohonagc Totals Wagner Small E. Phillips . Murray , Short Potthoft ._ Totals N. Phillips Cage - - Smyth ... Seaton _ .. DIxon Francis - .-- Totals, Rude Bcihcy Chclmcy _ Pigmnn Dummy Dummy ___ Totals N. Phillips Cage . Smyth - Seaton . Dixon Francis . Totals 557 610 542 1709 GREEN U5 87 87 239 82 B3 83 248 - 7fl 115 123 314 50 78 79 213 02 99 91 282 122 130 101 353 Â·IDS 5Â»2 504 1649 RI:D 78 140 102 329 133 136 102 371 - 112 102 101 315 _ . 05 98 JOS 301 84 121 84 280 87 326 1937 IN SPORTS - 1)7 112 _ 599 748 584 1931 BLUE 143 97 107 347 ... - 94 127 112 333 83 81 70 237 82 90 71 243 127 103 115 34. r 97 124 112 343 625 035 587 1848 YELLOW 81 05 17fi ... - 134 111 245 07 -69 160 .___ _ . Htt 126 214 50 91 87 116 92 183 BLUE 550 580 1130 105 87 l."3 139 118 257 VJ 101 160 91 139 230 95 104 92 210 90 118 til2 632 1244 Casey Dribblers cites figures to show that the anthracite region, where there have been many fires, has an unusually small Same kill when compared with similar districts with a low flrc record ... A deserving honor has been, be- atowed upon State Fish Commissioner Ken Reid, named executive secretary of the Lzuak Walton League of America in charge of all administrative activities. He is nationally recognised as a conservationist Several months ago a Pittsburgh wild life columnist wrote that Reaid was "lop-," in Pennsylvania ... Another article dealing with Connellsville High School's basketball teams of years ago will appear next week. Time and space Interrupts the scries ... The St. Louis Sporting News carries a Philadelphia story in which the faithful Athletic fans voice 10 New Year hopes. Among them was: "Hope No. 9--That First Baseman Gene Hasson bats .300 throughout thÂ« year." . , . Jimmy Canilouod on Page Seventeen. By Jack Sords . I - HÂ£fiR-l Pi CARP Wod " **.tr- i A .1 r iÂ»-fcvi"*^ i^v^'N*^ IHfc- A. A.U. COn*ICHT. IW7, KINS FWTUMS 1WO1CATI WORKS , oeFEAtÂ»j- |Q\JiiJ(S- CRA^, l Y-Church League Teams To Meet This Evening Â®- Rcpresentatives of the churches which have signified intention to place an'cntry in the Church-Y. M. C. A. League are to meet tonight at 7:45 o'clock at the Y. M. C. A. Each team must make a full report on its eligibility list and clean up any other unfinished business. Secretary Harry Witt reminds any quintets which have been considering joining the circuit but have not as yet stated their decision, they may still become members but that today is the deadline. Plane Scouts Sardines. ALAMEDA, Cal., Jan. 7.--Aviation has become a scout for sardine fishing. When the local sardine fleet .sails out of the Farralone islands, n DIMAGGiO FEELS HE'S WORTH HEAVY MONEY THIS YEAR NEW YORK, Jan. 7--Joe Maggio, New York Yankee slugger, denied yesterday that he had been signed secretly by the Yankees for the 1938 season nt $25,000 as reported in New York. "Nothing to it," he said. "In fact I don't know yet whether I'd accept a $25,000 contract for 1938. I feol I'm worth a lot more than that." scouting plane precedes it, locates the schools of sardines and signals the fleet into action. Shamrocks Win By Big Margin; Defeat Dunbar The Connellsvillc R e c r e a t i o n Shamrocks defeated the Dunbar WPA Recreation lassies at that place last evening, 58-11. The Yough City combination used its height to good advantage, gaining possession of the ball and passing into scoring position. Despite the fact that they missed many "easy" shots, the Shamrocks piled up a total of 29 field goals. The lineup: Shamrocks G. Rowe, f 8 Phillips, f 7 Tullcy, c Â» 7 F. Pts. 0 16 0 14 Scott, g . _ Metzger, g _ Primus, g . .. Totals Dunbar Center Bojosky, f . Minerd, f . Spangler, c Vanella, g Maccini, g 0 58 F. PtÂ«. 1 9 Totals 5 1 11 Non-scoring substitutes -- Shamrocks: Hooper, Scese; Dunbar, Gent. Referee--Bojosky. Dunbar Mules Lose To City Slickers The -City Slickers won the odd game fron\ the Dunbar Mules in a duckpin match on West Perm alleys last night. The scores: DUNBAR MULES Rigger 122 191 133 _132 _ 98 _124 Colland . 171 Sikor.i __. A. Renzo . Cameron 173 141 122 173 140 187 117 171 446 445 426 363 515 Totals .. 647 800 748 2195 CITY LICKERS N. Rcnze 213 122 151 486 Howser 204 136 159 499 Maricondi 143 190 118 451 Saponara 118 109 158 385 Greltzer 162 SO 184 408 Totals 840 637 750 2227 Playful DORS Crash Window. FLORENCE, Colo., Jan. 7. -- The playful mood of two dogs and ice- covered street combined here to shatter a heavy plate glass window in a department store. The $75 window was ruined and one dog suffered cuts on the muzzle and Jaw. BILLION FOR SPORTS EACH YEAR IN U. S. r ootball and Baseball Lead in Amounts Expended. OTHER EVENTS ATTRACT CROWDS By PAT HOBINSON International News Service Sports Writer. NEW YORK, Jan. 7.--Financial experts tell us there has been a shrinkage In stock market values and that a buck travels faster now but doesn't go as far as it once did. The financial experts may be right on both counts. But did the financial experts ever take a gander at sports, PFD? Now, there's one stock--unlisted in any market--that seems to have no peak for it forever keeps on mounting. And in it Uncle Sam's nieces and nephews have invested more than a billion dollars this year. A billion a year for sports? Seems fantastic, doesn't it? But let's break it down a little, and perhaps we shall find we are too conservative. The Army and Navy football game at Philadelphia attracted 102,000 at $4.40 a head. That's running up toward the half million mark, isn't it? But that's only the beginning. Some 35,000 went to that game from New York. Thousands of others went from Baltimore, Washington and other points. These spent plenty for rail fares, lunches, dinners, drinks, taxis and hotel bills. Any New Yorker who took his wife to that game must have ruined a $50 bill. And hotel men figure that such a game means at least $2,000,000 spent in the town that day. Thht hundred thousand million is fading fast, isn't it? But hold on a minute. There were thousands of college games this fall. A rough estimation puts the football attendance at 40,000,000, Now multiply that figure by the cost of tickets, transportation, incidentals, etc, and you will begin to get a hazy idea of what staggering sums we lay out to gratify our love of sports. Some 10,000,000 saw major league ball games last summer, to say nothing of those who laid it on the line for minor league games. Now multiply--but wait--we forgot about polo, tennis, hockey, golf, and everything from all from arch- cry to track and field, horses racing, bike racing, bowling, yacht racing Continued on Page Seventeen. Saiurday Night The Casey Club basketball team travels to Charlcroi Saturday evening where It will meet the stronR Charleroi Collins club of that city. All member 1 ;, including those Ju.st recently signed, arc requested to be at the K. of C. club rooms at the Dunn-Pame building not later than 7:45 o'clock Saturday evening. Due to the fact that the new uniforms have not arrived, each player is reminded to bring his uniform. Vanderbill Noses Out Kingview Ping-Pongers The Vanderbill Recreation Center Pins-Pong Club no.*ed out Kingview at the Kmgvicw Center by the score of 13 to 12. The Bordas biotheii, played brilliantly for Vjiiderbll 1 , winning eight oÂ£ the 13. Darrell Kmgvicw, taking live straight games. This grime was a Connellsvillc WPA Recreation Center Lenguc contest as both clubs arc enrolled in the league. The Kioto All St.n.s li-d by Gene Kioto, will pUy ,it V.mdci bill Friday cicniiiK. The .scoic.s: Vamlei'bHl \v V. Bordiis 4 C. Bol cl.ts . .t K. Sh.illy o R. Hcibc'it . 2 J. Shally _ 0 J. Beatty .. 3 Vouns: Grandmother In Race. SYDNEY, Jan. 7.-A contest has been opened here to find the city's youngest grandmother. To date, the leading claimant is Mrs. Constance Phillips who became a grandmother at the age of 32. She was married in 1901 at the age of 16, and her daughter was married at the age of 14, was a mother in 1917. Totals Kinjrvicw D. Eicher Able Stauffcr A. Patrick Santas Puclio Zaflina -- 13 IV. .___ 5 __ 2 3 __ 1 1 .. 0 .-- 0 Totals 12 13 G I G L I O T T I ' S COXXKLI.SVILIJE'S LEADIXG MEX'S STORE 324 XortJi Pittsliurg Street.