The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on January 20, 1939 · Page 12
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January 20, 1939

The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 12

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PAGE TWELVE. TTTH DAILY COITRTER, CONNELLSVIt-UT,. PA. FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 1939. Basketball Basketball SPORTORIALS *«^ By JOHN H. WHORIC. Swirls Editor *** WHAT'S GOING OX IN HIGH SCHOOL CIRCLES Opening of North Belle Vernon High School is given as the cause of the apparent athletic collapse at Belle Vernon, usually boasting a fair sports entry in basketball and football. Whereas the talent in the past had gone to the Belles, it is now divided between the two. North 33. V. has a smooth cage outfit but Bi V. Is down. Its football performance hit an alltime low. The same situation occurred in Somerset county when Concmaugh Township High was established at DavldsvlUe Jind surrounding schools who had used that district's talent found a good area closed to them . . . More than 200 athletes are expected to come to Coker Stadium Saturday, April 29, lor the W. P. I. A. L. track and field relays if present plans materialize. A nice thing about such a program is that a school must dig out three boys for each Held event and four for running as the combined distances, heights and limes will determine the winners and not tho lone performance of an outstanding boy. -The relay Idea should stimulate greater interest in track and field activities as it will compel schools to get a larger number of contenders. . Tit seems as though Johnstown thought it had Grecnsburg and Mc. Keesport all signed up for football games next season only to since be advised that both aie filled up and can't oblige the Jawns. A Flood City sports writer commenting on the situation said: "Maybe the Class AA division is tough but one thing certain is the supposed leaders like to pick their spots and aren't too keen about picking 'em too tough, either. . All of which makes us wonder if this Class AA league" is really tough or if they pretend they're tough while ·hunting soft spots on which to land." . . .' Dunbar Township's decisive lacing to Hoslravcr bears out a belief that Leisenring has power to spare iJ the machine will only keep up nt a gait its capable of. . . Maybe the Cokers aren't going any place but one thing you can't deny is that the tiny Orange and Black basketcers are about as scrappy a group as we've laid our eyes on. And they would play basketball 24 hours a day if Coach Bill Dolde would okay it. A team with so much hustle is bound to get going. The same boys will be back next year which means the Section 9 contenders better get out their wailing towels early. . , Johnstown got 17 points to Greensburg's six in the flrst quarter and then was blanked in the second period as the Wcstmorelanders tallied five but the edge was too much for Greensburg whereupon .tne Jawns took undisputed possession of flrst'placc in Section 9. . . The Brownsville-Donora football controversy because of Donora's demacd for an increased gate guarantee to play at the Brownies park is to come to a showdown tonight at Donora. Basketball VIEWING ATHLETICS PIAA wrestling regulations for 1939 will attempt to keep "cauliflower ears" out of high school sports. Secretary Edmund W;cht said the headlock is barred this year when used merely to hold a man down. The general regulations are essentially the same as those used last year. "Barring of the headlock in its futile and "yet injurious form is done with the specific Intent of assisting the coach in stopping a practice to which nearly all beginning wrestlers resort," the secretary said. "This will likewise help to prevent cauliflower ears in the training rooms and at the same time eradicate what is very* poor wrestling technique for the contest that clamps on a headlock alone." Ears bruised in boxing or wrestling frequently swell into a distorted shape not unlike the appearance of a cauliflower. The Pirates have a policy of not revealing salaries of baseball players but did say that Johnny RiEzo, rookie outfielder, who has signed his 1939 contract, received a substantial pay Increase. It was in recognition of his fine work last season, his flrst in the majors. He emerged with a .301 batting average and was the only member of the Buc" team to bat in over 100 runs, having a total of 11. He set a new Pittsburgh record with 23 home runs. In his 143 games, ho registered enough hits to count up a total of 285 bases In 555 times at the plate. The pay hike was warranted. Don Budge, the tennis star who turned pro because of $75,000 offered him, says that stomach aches, blisters and let-cords'Save rcpiesented the difference between his game and that of Ellsworth Vines on their tour. One night Vines had a stomach ache that slowed him down and then he had blisters that kept him from running fast enough. But says Budge, ·who would rather rattle a set of drums than pound a tennis ball, Vines is the luckiest guy in the world "when it comes to let-cords," declaring that official statistics on six matches show Vines had an average of 10 winning let-cord shots a match. Would Pay Farmers. A measure sponsored by Senatoi John J. Hulska, Democrat, of Cnm- bria county, -.vould authorize the State Game Commission to pay farmers $20 an acre for planting crops and leaving thtm unharvested for deer feed. BITS HERE AND THERE Mushky Jackson, one of boxing's seers and handyman extraordinary to Mike Jacobs, the fight promoter, observed that the boxing Industry right now is a big bum all because Joe Louis, the heavyweight champion, isn't. Ho said you can't get one good fight out of ail of the others in the division . . . Bltsy Grant thinks the United States may retain the Davis Cup if Wayne Sabin isn't oveilooked, holding he's "a fine singles player, probably second only to Bobby Riggs, and in my opinion, is the best doubles player In the game today" . . . West Virginians like W wager on the hay and oats burners. Although only two tracks operated in that state--at Charles Town' and Wheeling Downs--a total of $5,203,281 was bet on the 94 days . . * Judge K. M. Landis, baseball czar, said Softball helps baseball. "Any good outdoor sport Is good for all sports. The more the better" . . . Coach Wallace Wade of Duke opines that Pitt could spot Southern Col Trojans two touchdowns and still win by two . . . Dizzy Dean was telling a baseball crowd during a public address system interview of going hunting rabbita with Si Johnson of the Cardinals, armed with a pocketful of baseballs, Diz-said he baited over nine, SI one but didn't say whether he was throwing his slow ball or really foggin' 'cm through. There were several game wardens on hand when the story was being told and they recalled that Ottawa, 111., hns a law against killing rabbits --even with baseballs--in the closed season . . . Southern California retires all football numbers worn by Trojan players who make all-America ... Sore arm or not. Carl Hubbell's 1930 contract colls for 22 grand end the Giants are going to pay him, regardless ot how he fores . . . Michigan U tnnkmcn shattered the 300-yard free style-relay by winning In 2:20.4 in the Michigan State A. A. U. meet. The old mark of the New York Athletic Club was 2:20.8. Dr. Sumncr L. Koch of the Cubs said that if Dizzy Dean had not taxed his arm last summer when he won seven games and lost one, the muscle tear in his flinging arm would have been completely healed by now and the Great One ready-to-flrc-'em in. He prescribed more rest for the arm and instructed Dizzy not to do any actual throwing until two weeks after he reports at spring training camp . . . National Collegiate Athletic Association has overhauled the boxing rules, making six major changes One requires a fighter who has been knocked down to take a nine count. Another forbids nny- one except at the directions of a doctor to touch a boxer who has been hit down. The rules also said training with pros at any time Is "unethical" . . . Yans Wallace of Pittsburgh suggests grouping of football officials so that they work together during a season. He believes arbiters should work together often so that one will know what to expect of the other . . . President Will Harridgc of the American League oilers a bit of advice to the-sports minded boys of the Nation, saying start swinging that bat and oil up the old glove for theirs is the greatest chance in baseball's history to carve a career. Never before, said he, havi; youngsters had such an opportunity of correctly learning how to play the game and never before have they had brighter chances of working their way from the lowliest bush leagues to major league heights and stardom .... The "return kick" play seems to have been lost in the wild scoring of football today. It was. not so long rgo that you could expect to see, every once in a while some team that used it. The grid code says that the receiving team "may recover and run with, pass backward or kick the ball.' Bui only the first three are given any thought any more. "The return kick Is a grand play but nobody thinks of it nowadays because everybody's offensive-minded and imagines the return kick is purely a defensive measure," says Lou Little of Columbia. "It is primarily. Facing a team admittedly stronger than your own, you receive a kick-off or punt and, instead of wasting your strength trying to run with the ball, you kick it back, probably over the head of their safety man and you have them buried deep in their own territory. If you're facing a team evenly matched with yours, smart use or the return luck again will push them back, wear them down ruih- jng in their own territory and put you m a threatening position wnen they finally kick out to you" . . . To trace down'the family tree of the deer we have to talk In terms of geologic eras. The ancestors of the modern deer first appeared m the Eocene period or about 50,000,000 years m round numbers. The pumitlve ancestor of the horse, about w]iom a Uttlo more is known, dates back a very little further. About 2,000,000 years ago deer found their way from Asia to North America over a land bridge uhich is said to have connected tho two continents at that time. Man, a comparative newcomer, had not yet nude hit. appearance on earth. Caseys to Tackle Big Union town Outfit in Main Contest. PARAMOUNTS IN OPENER A basketball double-header has been carded for Monday night at State Armory and will feature two of the city's best quintets--the Caseys and the Parnmounts. In the main attraction, the strong Kaufman team of Unlontown will take on the Casey five that is backed by John J. Splshak and the KnighU, of Columbus. There has been u gi eat deal of verbal fireworks between the two manager? and the hot duel on the floor has been the outcome. The theatre outfit will meet the strong Red Flashes of Dunbar. The preliminary tilt is booked for 7!30 o'clock :md the main attractkn an hour later. MOUNT PLEASANT. Jan. 20.-The Ramsay High wrestling team inaugurated its home season with n 31-13 victory over Franklin Township. The Bobcats registered four foils. The summaries: 85-pound class---Zcglm, Ramsay, threw Chcrupko In one minute at second overtime period. 95-ppund--DeDlsl, Franklin, won decision over Fcnunsky. ,,· IQS-pound--Queer, Ramsay, won decision-over Wnltcnbcrg. - 115-pound--Gabas, Ramsay, threw Rader In 4:25. r 125-pound--Snyder, Ramsay, won decision over Boiio. r 133-pound--Caricclo, F r a n k l i n , threw Shumar in 5:58. 145-pound--Kalp, Ramsny, threw Wible in 1:33. 155-pound--Guarolli, F r n n k l i n , threw Faiack in 3:40. 165-pound--Y.incllo, R a m s a y , threw Chupu in 5:30. 185-pound--Flandaca, R a m s a y , won by forfeit. Referee--Wible, Penn State. Boxer's Son Griddcr. Bob Gibson, son of Billy Gibson, the roan who piloted Gene Tunney to the world's heavyweight championship, was 1938 center on the Dartmouth football team. I "Famed" Do; Killed. , BROCKPORT, N. Y., Jan. 20.-: Idaho, shaggy mongrel dog which attracted nation-wide attention two years, ago when he was tried before a justice of the peace on a charge of causing a boy to drown, was killed when struck by an automobile. The dog jumped on the buck of Maxwell Breeze, 14, .while the boy was swimming, causing him to drown. The dog was given two years of confinement. Franklin Loses To Ramsey Cats ' In Mat Contest Center Beaten By Johnstown In Volleyball Connellsville Recreation Center volleyball team went down to defeat in its first local appe.ir.ince at the hands of Johnstown Y, M. C. A. at State Armory by scores of 6-15, 15-3 and 15-4. Johnstown Rave local followers an idea ot the calibre of teams the Cen' r was scheduling. The visitors claim a victory over Umontown "Y" reputed to be one of tho outstanding teams In this section of the State. The Flood City presented a galaxy ot stars led by Charlie Kunkle, former outstinding performer at Duke Uni- versi'y. Thi locals are scheduled next to ploy the Grecnsburg Y. M. C. A. at Grecnsburg The line-ups: Johnstown Y--Kunkle, Grubb, Goldberg, Devlin, F. Reitcr, Wagner and J. Rciter. Recreation Center--Cole, H. Lcp- ley, DcBolt, Chaw, Caretti and Mn- kinis. Referee--T. Alesentrlno. Linesman--Dan Filburn. Skalinsr Good Conditioner. Pitcher Danny MacFayden o£ the Boston Bees goes In for ice skating to keep in good physical condition during tlie off-season. He Is a former hockey player and coach. You'll Save A "Pretty Penny" In This Sensational SHIRT Values to $1.95 $1 .29 Every one yuaranteed preshrunk and fast colors -with trubenized collar. Schmeling Quizzed by Nazis 3fax Schmeling', former world heavyweight champion, has been subjected to questioning by Nazi officials, according to London reports. It was denied thi.t his blonde actress wife. Army, shoun with' him, had bcca ·mated f Jr breach of currency regulations, 05 was reported from Oslo. (Central Preet) Don W. Eicher Doing Things In Big Way in West Virginia ROWLESBXJRG, W. Vs., Jan 20.-A former Scottdale (Pa.) High luminary and Wi-st Virginia Wesleyan athlete, Don W. Eichcr, does things in a big way athletically at Rowlesburg High School, down in neighboring West Virginia in that Eichcr coaches three athletic squads, arranges schedules, handles finances and plays for two Independent clubs. Beginning with the High School Varsity, the River Lions, as the boys ore nicknamed, have won lour consecutive league games and lost r.onc and many experts and newspapermen pick Elcher's club as one of the outstanding of ten teams in the Preston County League. Boasting 14 wins out of 20 starts In the 1937-38 campaign, Eichcr and his boys are out to better that mark in the present court season. Conch Eichcr relics on enthusiasm, training, and determination to carry his boys throjgh the 20-gamc schedule that faces them. Included on the varsity quintet this season arc: Funk and McMillen, seniors; Nine, Martin and Bolyard, junior*; Caniford, Frctwcll and Sypolt, sophomores, and McVJckcr, freshman. Featured on the varsity schedule are: Klngwood, Masontown and Oakland, Md. To take care of his preliminaries, Eicher has a Varsity B squad of five freshmen and several upper classmen, newly outfitted with orange and black uniforms and already boasting two wins and one loss. The feature game for the B squad was the recent 32-0 over a rival Tunnelton's B team. The B squad has a schedule of its own, with a schedule of 16 games featuring sucli teams as Davis B, Parsons B, Kinfiwood B, and Coker Passers Play Host to Latrobe High In Loop Tilt Tonight Overholt Plays irwin Tonight A t S c o t t d a l e Another home appearance Is scheduled for tonight by the Overholt Stars who will do battle at Scottdale Armory with the highly touted Irwin Machinists. Play at the Mill Town, home gym of the distillers, is listed for 8 o'clock sharp. A preliminary game will feature the Scottdale Merchants. Local Rifle Team Bows to Walworth in Close Contest Connellsvllle Rifle Club lost a close decision to the Walworth sharpshooter* of Greensburg nt the Wolworth range Tuesday evening by a score of 832 to 828. "Red" Stcrbutzcl of Con- ncllsvllic topped the marksmen with a score ot 192 out of a possible 200. The summaries: many others. To complete the group Elcher has a junior high team o£ seventh and eighth graders and he intends to stress the fundamentals in passing, ball handling, dribbling, pivoting and shooting to this group. Tile junior high hns lost one game to date 21-20 to Morgantown and itill has seven games to play. Features on the schedule include:' 1 cllowsvlllc, Parsons and Bruccton. As a member of the Rowlesburc Faculty basketball team, Eichcr Is acting coach and the "teachers" have n clean slate to dntc with three wins In as many starts. This team is composed of tcachcis of the high and elementary schools of Rowlesburg district. Playln? guard for the local Knights of Pythi.is club, Eichcr hns gained distinction as, one of the Central West Virginia League's independent players and ib second highest scorer of his club. The K-P club boasts five bix-footers and rates highly in West Vngmia basketball circles. Along with Elcher's teaching and educational duties, he handles the scheduling of nil sxrts encounters, looks after the finances and has aided in giving Eowlcsburg the distinction ot being one of the classiest and most sportsmanlike athletic scnools in Central West Virginia. Elcher will be remembered as the lad who made baseball history for Overr.cill (Pa.) the lost few ye.irs and has been a popular plajer in sports throughout the district. Total (five high) Walworth Cray Craft Lampley -- Brlnkley -B. Smith Ncxvcomer ; Pcrrquette . Barnard Beers Trimble -Rask p. _ 50 _ 50 _ 48 _ 49 _ 48 _. 46 _ 50 _- 49 _. 47 ,, 47 Si. K. 49 48 40 46, 50 34 47 43 46 41 44 47 45 47 48 45 41 38 40 40 Total (five high) 181 .. - S28 St. Tot. 45 192 39 184 40 172 44 183 35 170 47 184 44 186 44 186 - 38 164 41 175 932 South Huntingdon Twp. To Tackle Dunbar in Section 17. SCOTTDALE IS AT GREENSBURG With the W. P. I. A. L. basketball season nearing the halfway mark, five district school quintets are scheduler! on their home courts tonight while Scottdale High, only other district team, makes a road trip. Connellsville is host to Lalrobe at 8:15 o'clock tonight In a battle to determine which shall occupy the cellar berth in Section 9 and the Mill Towners play at Grccnsburg in the hopes ot climbing a notch in the sectional race. Dunbar Township entertains South Huntingdon at Lcisenring in one of tile feature frays of Section 17. Both are in a four-way with West Newton and Rostraver for first place and a hard battle is anticipated. Ferry meets West Newton at home but isn't expected to give the visitors too much opposition. Section 13 competition finds Dcrry Township and East Huntingdon invading Mount Pleasant and Hurst High schools respectively. More Plane Passengers. NEW YORK, Jan. 20.--American Airlines, Inc., revenue passengers in the year ended December 31, 1938, totalled 358,205 against 3(10,571 in the preceding year. Odd Football Record. Virginia Poly had an odd record last season--the football team scored only nine points in Its last five games to their opponents' 15. The Coldest Months Are Ahead! Winter Overcoat off Choice of the Store. ONE LOT TOPCOATS Values to $30.00 Reduced to $18 Connelslville's Leading Men's Store 124 N. Pittsburg St. Dempscy Get* N'cll Award. Jack Dempsey was presented the Eddie Nell memorial award as the man who did most for boxing in 1938 by the Boxing Writers Association in New York. Phalanx Takes Six Straights In Volley Loop \ Phalanx Fraternity really had "something on the ball" as it laced two opponents to win six straights and advance to the top of the City- WPA Recreation Center Volleyball League. , The fraternity took over the first half champion Caseys, 15-5, 15-4, IS-'A nnd then lost no time in beating the Church of the Brethren, 15-9, 15-2, 15-13. The line-ups: First Game. Caseys--Hasson, Alt, Kline, Hayes, Tullcy, J. DeOrc and J. Solsson. Phalanx--Potter, Dunston, Charlesworth, Burkhardt. Arnold, Filburn, Barrett and Harper. Second Game. Church ot Brethren--H. Leplcy, Woods, P. Reed, Hyatt and R. Lcpley. Phalanx -- Potter, Charlesworth, Filburn, Harper, Barrett and Burkhart. CunncINpIIIe's Ten'(Hnp Sfcn's Store. 121 X. 1'ItthUurg Street. January .To dean our at** ot ^ s p i n S VaAues to $29.50 Values to $35 BOYS' SUITS , T onc Trousev Suits Short and Long 25%

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