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PAGE TEN'. :. DAILY coimiUR. CONNKLLSVILLU, I--A. I , JAiNLAlO "111, L.lo'J. L Basketball Basketball SPORTORIALS *** By JOK,\ - H. W11OBIC, Sports Editor ^^ BASKETBALL, OFFICIATING UNIFORMITY NEEDED What this country needs isn't a good five cent cigar, as the late President Garflcld once snid, but a little uniformity in basketball officiating. While coaches and others work their heads off in an effort to make the game more intercbting for the paying public, we have a situation that is injurious to the gicat indoor sport, a situation that actually cripples the playing lability of teams. When you go to a football or baseball game, you con expect just one type of officiating but when you watch a basketball contest you never know what you'ie in for. And we say this with no malice toward the arbiters for we know that every man who is handling the whistle today is conscientious in his efforts or he wouldn't be there. The fault that has been responsible for the criticism is in the two types of officials--those who aie fast on the whistle and those who are slow on the tooltjr. Get two teams together that have been playing under the opposite types of officiating and you'll find that the "fast" or "slow" arbitmg is injurious to one of the quintets. We've seen two teams play twice ' under both types of officiating. In one game thcie was a literal parade to the foul line yet in the other there was a deaith of free shooting. You can't convince us of the two extremes yet you'll find that to be the case. One referee calls them "close," so they say while another permits a more "open" game. That might be all right for the officials but what about the players. We want to suggest that the basketball officials get together and reach some kind of a decision on the officiating so that there will be a uniformity in calling fouls. In that way the players can more or less accustom LATROBE HIGH HERE FRIDAY can expect and fans thereupon may look forward to some basketball. As it is right now, you cither attend a whistle conceit with the referee stealing the show or an indoor football game, thanks to the officials. Let's do something about it before we're too old to give a hoot. WHAT'S GOING ON IN HIGH SCHOOL CIRCLES William Dillon, 18, senior at Trinity High and varsity tackle on last fall's grid team, had a narrow escape from death by carbon monoxide poisoning as he sat in his automobile while the engine was becoming heated. He was overcome by the lumes. His sister went to the car to get some of her possessions and found Bill unconscious. . . I'loyd Whitlach, 22, oJ New Frecport, former Rogersville High football star, died at Wayncsburg oÂ£ burns and other injuries suffered in an explosion of a natural gas storage tank. . . The snow storm caused Ferndale to call off its game with Allegheny at Cumberland, Md. . . Johnstown High has informed Windbcr that neither Armistice or Thanksgiving day was suitable for the annual grid classic. The Jawns suggested October 7 and the Minors offered the two dates. The status of the game is now uncertain. . . Karl Bohrcn, Wilkinsburg High football coach, has been named assistant school principal. . . Charles J. (Chilly) Doyle of Pittsburgh will be the main speaker at the Portage High grid dinner January 25. BITS HERE AND THERE Westminster College's stepping out in basketball may or may not be entirely due to its coaching staff but we feel that Giover Washabaufih, formerly of Bullskm township, who has taken over the pilot's duties has a lot to do with it. He turned out some ci.ibsy quintets at South High in Pittsburgh and the Titans aren't doing so badly by themselves in big time competition . . . Joe William";, syndicated sports wnter, says of Van Mungo, the Brooklyn pitching holdout: "Never a team player, always a squawker and seldom an eflcctu c pitcher (Ho never won 20 games in one season in his life, not even in the bushes), Mungo isn't worth moie than $5,000. Not until he proves it anyway" . . . President Claik Griffith of the Senators hib decided to send his rookies to camp n month ahead of schedule this year . . . Pete Henry, genial athletic czar at W. J., has arranged for free boxing instructions for students interested n the ring sport. Boxing was dropped from the intercollegiate athletic calendar last year at the school because of lack of interest and money. Dr. Nick Dallis and Al Luppino will teach the fisticutlcrs. Foyettc county has added nearly 2,500 acres to its State game lands. Carnegie Land Corporation made 1,3873 acres available while James C. Scholl with three-fourths interest and Union Trust Company with one- fourth interest turned over 1,030.7 acres for State Game Land No. 138 while George A. Lcaplinc made 15.5 acres available to add to No. 51. In Somerset county C. L. Shaver and wife turned over 584.7 acres and Rosie Durst and others 17.7 acres as an addition to No. Ill while the County Trust Company made 180 acror available in Lower Turkeyfoot township , . . Newaik Bears, who won the pennant by 13 games in a runaway race, were aided by the season's two top batters, final offi- ci'al averages of the International League show. Heading the pack with an average of .387 was Catcher Warren Rosar while close behind with .365 was Outfielder Charle? Keller, the 1937 leader. Jimir.y Outlaw ot Syracuse was third with .339. Keller scored the most runs, 149, made the most hits, 211. -tied _with James Oglcsby, Buffalo, for most singles, 145, and drew the most walks, 108. South Huntingdon Twp. At Leisenring Friday In Floor League Clash W. P. I. A. L. CAGE SUMMARIES SECTION NINE Standing of the Clubs. Dunbar Favored to Win And Stay in Section 17 Race. WEST NEWTON GOES TO PERRY One of the four teams in the thick of a hot i ace for the crown m Section 17 will drop by the wayside, even if only tcmpoi.uily, Friday night when South Huntingdon Township High invades Leisenring No. 1 for a tilt with Dunbar Township basketcers who Tuesday pulled a big surprise to topple .1 highly touted Rostraver quintet to create a quadruple deadlock. Dunbar, Roslravcr, South Huntingdon and West Newton have each won four out of five starts. While Dunbar plays host to the five coached by Ernie Hefferle at Ruffsdalc, West Newton will be invading Perryopohs for a lilt with the Perry Township Commodores and Priccdalc Roes to Fayette City. If the teams perform as they arc capable of, South Huntingdon will drop out of the picture as D. T. should win the Friday fracas at home. As the boys of Bruce M. Shearer dished out the first setback in league play to Bill Overand's passers, West Nowton spilled Belle Vernon, South Huntingdon turned back Perry Township at d Sewickley tripped Fayette City. The summaucs. Dunbar llerchko, f Pavoliky, f Hcrt/ncll, c Husband, g Yank at Oxford Johnstown Norwin Grccnsburg . Scottdale _.. Latrobe Jcannette Connellsville W. 5 3 , 3 2 , 1 , 1 0 L. 0 1 1 2 3 4 4 Pet. i.ooo .750 .750 .500 .250 .200 .000 Scramble to Get Out Of Sectional Cellar Spurs Coker Passers Games Friday, Scottdale at Greensbuig. Johnstown at Norwin. Latiobe at Connellsville. SECTION 15 Standing of the Clubs. Redstone N. Belle Vernon Bentleyville Centerville East Bethlehem . Ellsworth . - ... German East Pike Run W. 5 3 , 3 Easf Huntingdon Bows to Youngwood In league Battle Unable to hold a three-point ]cad established m the first half, Sast Huntingdon Township High dropped a 24-18 decision to Youngwood In a Section 13 encounter at the Alverton floor. Thn line-ups: Younsrwood G. 1". Pis. Stotlcr, i Wuigfleld, t Wagner, c Coughcnour, g -Rutter, g Bush, t .. Gettemy, f Ollie Carnegie of Buffalo topped with most homers, 45; most runs batted in, 136, most total bases, 358, and most strikeouts, 08. The run-around business has been started anil the Buy that's in the middle is Two Ton Tony Galento ot New Jersey, the experts claiming his performances have entitled him to n crack at Joe Louis' heavyweight crown. The Brown Bomber is listed for four fights this year but Galento isn't in it ... Bill CIcmmcnson, 20, pitcher, has been released under option to Gadsden, Ala, in the Southern Association by the Pirates . . . Chancellor John G. Bowman of Pittsburgh is reported in a huddle with a committee going deeply into Pitt's athletic system. The chancellor's notions arc based on the policy of the Ivy League . . . Maryland's state conservation committee is going to introduce a new wrinkle in presenting a map to show the sportsmen Just where they may locate the best hunting and fishing spots. I( you arc Interested in any particular specie, the thing to do is consult the map and prepare for your limit . Frank^Stoviak of Continental No. 3, who was n member of a squad of American football players who appeared in exhibition scraps hi France, said on his return home that the grid sport is much too brutal for the Frenchmen. They liked the trick plays but groaned when some hard tackles were made, the former Georges Township High and Villanova star said. Rostravcr Cowan, f . McCullougli, f . ,, Coul c on, c ~ _ Thompson, g ,,- Tcholc, g . Totals . . Dunbar Rostraver Referee--S.ilotti. G. ,. 2 . 2 . 0 - 0 - 2 - 2 _ 0 Totals Alverton Â· Bayles, t Novotny, f Clausner, c Petro, g Pcrcosky, e --Pytlak, g Ottenberg, g -- _ 8 G. 1 _. 0 __ 0 -- 3 __ 0 ._ 0 .._ 1 8 24 F. rts. 5 7 Totals Scoring by Youngwood _ _ 5 quarters: 4 6 8 18 Alverlon . . 7 6 3--24 3--18 .IcanneUc Athlete Dies. Stanley Hall, 21, died Tuesday at noon in a Clarksburg, W. Va., hospital of a stroke caused by over exertion after being taken ill Thursday in his room at Salem College at Salem, W. Va., where he was a basketball star. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Hall of Jcannette. Westmoreland Sportsmen Will Banquet Jan. 26 The annual banquet of Westmoreland County Sportsmen's Association will be held at 6:30 o'clock Thursday evening, January 26, In the Central Hose House at Greensburg. Speakers will include Ross L. Loftier, vice-president of the State Game Commission; Rollin Heffcl- finger, division game protector; W. L, Treager, county farm agent; Dr. Harold F. post ol Greensburg whose theme will be "Good Sportsmanship' and Judge Robert L. Lewis of Coudersport who is widely known for his- conservation activities. Speigal Slops Costa. Tommy Speigal, 131, of Uniontown, stopped Joey Costa, 134, of Jersey City, in 2:30 of the fourth of a scheduled eight-round bout in Broadway Arena m New York Tuesday night. G. 4 4 7 0 18 G. _. 4 1 3 1 -- ___ 1 F. rts Byron "Whizzcr" White, whose exploits on the gridiron aro indelibly written in American football an- nal.s, is nhown at Hertford College, Oxford, England, in cap and gown. He is a Rhodes Scholar transferred from Colorado University to Oxford. Ft*. 9 2 22 12 M--44 6 2--22 Perry 3uttermore, Wilkic, f Salvonie, c Marshall, g Statzul.i, K Ferency, f Totals . South Huntingdon Walters, f . Eisman, f , Ruschak, c Silbjsy, g Smith, g , Totals Perry South Huntingdon Referee--Boes. G. _ 4 2 I 3 .0 1 2 _ 12 G. 4 3 1 F. 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 F. 0 1 2 2 2 Pts. 8 5 G 0 2 4 25 Ms. 8 7 4 6 12 Ramsay Defeated By Ligonier's Belated Spurt; Score 41 to 23 Mount Ple.tb.mt High, after playing bnlh.mt first half against undefcat- d LiKomer, u,is unable to keep pace uth the Mountaineers in the second ilf and were decisively beaten at no Ligonier lloor by a 41-23 score. Donate, Â·Â·tell.ir LiKonicr forward, caturcd the home club's attack by coring a total of 28 points, enough o win the K.tme without any assist- ,nce from teamm.ites. By whining, Ligomer is at the top if Section 13 with five wins and no osses. The Imc-ups: tgonlcr Donate, f 'ohnston, f - -- l.imsey, c _. -- hjdcr, g 15 _ 2 .2 2 10 11--25 3 15 17--37 Belle Vernon N. Oliver, f ,, . . Tcsi, _ _ O'Leary, c . Ferguson, s J. Oliver, g Tol.ils . -West Newton Clement, f Hand, t Shiftman, c. _ Hula, g Sandauer, g . Abbott, I Marsh, c School, g Totals Belle Vernon _ West Newton Referee--Adamson. G. - . 2 - - 3 0 1 -_ 1 , 7 C. 1 0 . 3 . 1 3 1 4 1 . 1-1 7 S o in F. 1 0 0 0 0 1 r. o 0 0 a i o o o i 20 0--15 9--29 CASEYS TRAVEL TO WASHINGTON FRIDAY NIGHT The Casey basketball team meet; the sllolig Haiel-Atlas quintet 1'iT d.iy night ul Washington, Pa., and Manager Jimmy Albinc report 1 ! tha the entire squad will make the trip as the Caicys are pointing for their 13th victory. The players aie to meet at Funan's store no later than 6:15 o'clock. Th trip will be made by automobiles. SMOKER ' Tuesday, January 24 K. of C. HALL Citizens National Hank Buildinc. EXTEUTAIXMEXT KUFHESmiEXTS Benefit Spishak Casey Basketball Team S:30. 50c SPECIAL! PIG HOG FEED ..$1.60 jjwer Prices Better Scrati-Ji . . . 10% Dairy ..... . Special Prices on Roofing. Koof Cement Roof Paint $1 ,3t) Â§1.10 IJ. Jllddliugs Bran . $1.35 Phono Connellsville, 107--UniontOMu, 70. Wo Deliver at Slight Additional Charge. Kozar, g iantz, g - Totals _ - lamsay Nudnik, f ~ f Keller, c . tjj. K Walker, g tonstabile, Uoskosky, t Ccinuto, g Totals Referee- G. . .12 2 -- 0 -- 11 ." 2 r. Pts 4 28 1 0 0 0 0 L. 0 1 2 2 2 3 3 5 Pet. 1.000 .750 .600 .500 .500 .400 .250 .000 Games Tonight. Centerville at East Bethlehem. North Belle Vernon at Redstone. SECTION 17 Standing of the Clabf. 3unb.iv Rostraver st Newton South Huntingdon Perry Fayette City Sewickley . _ Belle Vernon W. 4 4 4 4 2 . 1 1 0 L. 1 1 1 1 3 4 4 5 Pel. .800 .800 .aoo 800 .400 .200 .200 .000 Games Friday. Rostravcr at Fayette City. Sewickley at Belle Vernon. West Newton nt Ferry. South Huntingdon at Dunbar. SECTION FOUR Standing of (lie Clubs. Charlcroi Moneascn Monongahcla . Brownsville _. Donora - California - . W. -__ 4 3 1 1 1 _ 0 L. 0 0 2 2 2 4 Pet 1.000 1.000 .333 .333 .333 Games Friday. Brownsville at Donora. Monongahcln nt Monesscn. Standing of the Clubs. L. 0 1 Kayoed by Life When informed that his father, Joseph Braddock, Sr. (above), 76, had asked for relief at North Bcr- gcn, N. J., cx-hcavywcight champ, Jamci J. Braddock came to rescuo with offer of help. The elder Braddock reads eviction notice which, ho said, prompted request for relief. HURST TOPPLES DERRY TOWNSHIP FOR SECOND W5N Local Quintet to Go to Scottdale Armory Tuesday Night. MAIN CONTEST AT 8:15 SHARP The Coker basketball team plays its third consecutive home contest riday night with Latrobe as the attraction. Oddly, both schools 'whose colors arc Orange and Black, have yet to vm a league battle, each having suffered four reversals. Because there aie only seven teams comprising Section 9, ConnclliVille was Idle Tuesday night but Coach William E. Dolde sent his charges through slid jractice workouts. By winning the Jokers can climb a notch in the league standing and let the visitors lave sole possession of the cellar. Despite the poor showing on the part of both clubs as to victories and defeats, a hard battle is anticipated. It is realized that the smallness of the locals puts them at a disadvantage but Johnstown, league leader, and Norwin were extended to gain the verdict. The worst setback suffered by the Cokers was the 25-12 victory chalked up by Greensburg and that battle wasn't decided until the second half. Latrobe gave the Westmoreland countyscaters a busy evening before losing, 17-16, at Greensburg, last week and Tuesday night Scottdale- High landed it a whipping. Inasmuch as the Cokers and the Mill Towncrs clash next Tuesday at Scottdale the outcome of Friday night's fray holds a double interest. A prehmmaiy game featuring two girl sextets will start at 7:15 o'clock. The main attraction will get under way at 8:15 o'clock. Ligomcr Derry Borough _ Hurst _ 2 Youngwood 2 Mt. Pleasant I East Huntingdon 1 n I Derry Township - - 0 Pet. 1.000 .750 .500 .500 .250 .250 .000 -_ 18 G. 3 3 ._ 1 0 0 0 1 . _ 1 5 41 F. Pts. 23 -Redding, .Munch Eric Manaccr. J. V. (JockoJ Munch has .signed a contract as manager of the Eric Sailors m the Middle Atlantic League. Munch u.is a former lutchci* for the Younh Valley Independents. Clc.xrficld Golf Pro. Joby Conner^, former pro at "hitrticrs Heights Country Club, has been named m .1 similar capacity at Clcarlleld. Windbcr High Beaten. Johnstown Catholic High scored its seventh win of the year by taking over Windber, 41 to 18. Games Friday. Ligonler at Derry. Derry Twp. at Mt. Pleasant. East Huntingdon at Hurst. Rockwood, Meyersdale Take Somerset County Basketball Contests Taking a 29 to 23 decision over Somerset Township High of Fricdens, Rockwood took the lead in the Somerset County Cl.iss B Basketball League, the tide coming in the last half of a hotly contested game. At the same tjmc Somerset whipped Berlin, 38 to 20, and Boswell defe.ited Concmaugh Township, 22 to 14. Meyersdale pinned back Berlin, 42 to 20, with a powerful assault and Stonycicek Township upset Shade Township at Cairnbrook to the tune oÂ£ 31 to 27 in other Somerset county frays. Concmaugh Wins 10th. Concmaugh Borough of near Johnstown scored its 10th straight win at the expense of Fcrndale, 49 to 30. Hur.st High School' copped Its second victoiy in Section 13 Tuesday night at Derry Township when the lead it built in the first half proved too much for the home club, although the Scarlet Hurricane was outscorcd 15 to 10. The final score was 24 to 19. The line-ups: Hurst G. Sib.il, t ,, 2 Hoohan, f 2 Vikcrtosky, c 4 Bysick, g ,, _----_Â«. 0 Puskar, g . . 0 Rutkosky, g 2 Totals _.- 10 Derry Tounshlp G. Meloy, t 1 Eaglebouse, f 2 Novak, c 1 Gulas, g 4 Johnson, g _, 1 ToUls . . . . 9 Scoring by quarteis. Dcrry Township 2 2 Hurst . . 9 5 Referee--West. F. rts i o 2 10 Fight Decision Stands. New York State Boxing Commission refused to take my action, on Joe Gould's request' that Clarence (Hod. Bui man's decision over Tommy Farr in Madison Square Garden be reversed. 0 1 0 4 F. 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4! 24 Pts. 3 19 Car 7--19 8--2i Barrow Heads Yankees. Edward G. Barrow, who has guided the business destinies of the Yankees for 19 years, has been named president of the New York American League club as the board of trustees, formed by the late Colonel Jacob Ruppert in his will, met for the first time. Point Marion Bows. Two successful shots in the closing seconds of play gave Georges Township a 35 to 33 decision over Point Marion in the Faycttc-Greenc County League to give York Run undisputed possession of first place. T The State law re-' quires a new inspection sticker by January 31st. Don't w a i t until (lie last m i n u t e to hate jour car inspected--tlrhe in today and let Hs get you fixed up. ;s Supreme Service Ojiosilc West 1'enn Terminal. Phone 1252. 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