The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on January 11, 1938 · Page 5
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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Tuesday, January 11, 1938
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TUESDAY JANUARY 11, 193S. THE DAILY COUIUER, CONNEL-LSVTL,L,E. PA. PAGE Basketball Basketball Sportoriais By J01IS II. vra Sports Editor 20 YEARS OF BASKETBALL (Part Three.) What has been called Connclls- ville High School's greatest of all basketball teams captured the championship- of Section 3 in the winter ol 1924, winning nine and losing but one W. P. I. A. L. tilt, that nt Indiana, 30 to 27 to break spree of 17 straight triumphs. The Cokcrs played 27 games, winning 23 and losing four. The first two pro-season frays -.vcre lost, then Indiana scored a win and the last was dished out by Monessen in the CHURCH CAGE PLAY BEGINS THIS EVENING Three Games Listed for Tuesday and Thursday Nights. FIRST HALF WILL' END FEBRUARY 17 The Y. M. C. A.-Church Basketball League Inaugural features three games at the "Y" gymnasium tonight, the first to start at 7 o'clock. semi-finals of the league climina- St. John's Holy Name Society and tion in Pittsburgh at Carnegie Tech's- . . . gym, 32 to 24. Connellsville had beaten the Greyhounds, 23-21, at Two Court Games Wednesday Night At State Armory There will be two basketball games Wednesday nigh: at State Armory. One features Immaculate Conception High and Pcnn State Center of Uniontown while the second tilt brings together the Greensburg Nim- rods and the Wcstinghouse. Three Local Couples Are Granted Divorce Decrees at Uniontown ·\ home and lost at Monessen, 23-12, before league play got under way. Coach Caskey Settle tutored the Orange and Black aggregation that was composed of O'Donnell and NUand at forwards, LaRue at center and Jean George and Captain Ray Welsh at guards with Trump, Stillwagon, Fisher and Wilhelm as reserves. They were known as the "Little Wonders." The Cokers clinched the gonfalon by defeating Jeannette there, 36 to 27, after having trimmed Scottdale, Indiana, Latrobe, Norwin and Jcan- ncttc. After sweeping through Section 3 with but one defeat, the Cokers went to Pittsburgh and knocked oft Tarcn- tum, 24 to 20, to go into the semifinals. C. Roy Hetzel donated a silver loving cup to the team and the trophy is still on display at the High School. Many of tha regulars were honored in the various W. P. I. A. L. mythical selections, one naming Ray Welsh captain and guard and Don LaRuc at center on the firsit team with Eddie Niland at forward and Jean Georee at guard on the second club on which also was placed R. Marlin o£ Scottdale as a forward. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said that it was hard to keep the entire Connellsville team off the first five places on the all-star compilations. The following season fund Uniontown in Section 3 with a quintc that carried ofl the State championship. Scottdale, Indiana and Latrobe were also in the group. Jeannette was under a year's suspension because it had used an ineligible player during the football season while Norwin withdrew in protesting a ruling that made one of its players ineligible. Coach Settle was aided by Lloyc Spangler who later was to become the Cokcr coach. On the club were Captain O'Donnell, Donnadio, J, Stillwagon, Trump, Vorassi, 'N. Stillwagon, VanGordon and Piern. The team won 19 out of 29 games after breaking even in league play. Uniontown took the sectional laurels, swept through the W. P. L A. L. and then the State eliminations before bowing in the National tournament in Chicago. The Maroon and White was given a big reception in Connellsville when it returned home over the Baltimore Ohio ailroad. Uniontown repeated in Section 8 in which the Cokers were entered also with South Brownsville and Scottdale and proceeded to take the W. P. I. A. L. crown only to fall in the State tournament. Connellsville had 29 games on its card and won 16 while losing 13. Its only league victories were at the expense of South Brownsville. Scottdale scored two league wins but when the teams clashed in a third tilt, arranged as a benefit, the Cokers finished ahead, 18-15. On the squad were Donnadio, Zaffy, Stillwagon, Vorassi, Trump, VanGorder, McClure, Whipkey, Struble Dorraan and DonnjJiy. This was the year The Courier introduced selections oi nil-star basketball teams and the first club included Chippe* Hyatt of Uniontown and Rusinko of Dunbar at forwards, Hozell of Redstone at center, McBurney of Uniontown and Trump o£ the Cokers at guards. The winter of 1927 found the Cokers winning but eight in 14 starts with only two league wins--Latrobe and Jeannette. Scottdale won the title in Section 11 in a playoff game with Uniontown at Greensburg alter the two had tied. In the loop that year were Latrobe, Jeannette, Scottdale, Uniontown, Greensburg and Connellsville. On the local club were George, Kerns, Declementi, Trump and King with Whipkey, Donnadio, Proudflt, Kinsbursky, Horner and .Vorassi as reserves. Scottdale went on to defeat Bellevue 16-14, in the flrst W. P. I. A. L. round and then bowed to New Castle. he United Brethren are slated to be he lid-lifters followed by First 'resbytorian and Leiscnring Frcsby- erian at 8 and First Methodist Episcopal versus the Dawson M. E. at 9 o'clock. All league games will be played on Tuesday and Thursday nights with six teams participating. The schedule for the balance of the season follows: . Jan. 13--Christian vs. United Presbyterian, '!; St. John's vs. Presbyterian, 8; United Brethern vs. Leisenring. 9. Jan. 18--Christian vs. Church Brethren, 7; St. John's vs. Loisen- ring, 8; United Brethren vs. United Presbyterian, 0. Jan. 20--Presbyterian vs. Church Brethren, 7; Christian vs. F. M. E., 8; St. John's vs. United Presbyterian, 9. Jan. 25--United Brethren vs. Presbyterian, 7; Dawson M. E. vs. United Presbyterian, 8; F. M. E. vs. Church Brethren, 9. Jan. 27--United Presbyterian vs. Presbyterian, 7; United Brethren vs. F. M. E., 8; Christian vs. Leisenring, 9. Feb. I--Dawson M. E. vs. Church Brethren, 7; F. M. E. vs. United Presbyterian, 8; Presbyterian vs. Christians, 9. Feb. 3--St. John's vs. F. M. E., 7; United Brethren vs, Dawson M. E., 8; United Presbyterian vs. Church Brethren, 9. Feb. 8--United Brethren vs. Christians, 7; St. John's vs. Dawson M. E. 8; Church Brethren vs. Leisenring 9. Feb. 10--St. John's vs. Church Brethren, 7; Christians vs. Dawson M. E., 8; United Presbyterian vs Leisenring, 9. Feb. 15--Presbyic-rian vs. F. M. 33, 7; Leisenring vs. Dawson M. E., 8 United Brethren vji. Church Brethren 9. Feb. 17.--F. M. E. vs. Leisenring 7: Presbyterian vs, Dawson M, E., 8 St. John's vs. Christians, 9. Woynesburg Meets W. J. Wednesday WAYNESBURG, Jan. 11--One of Western Pennsylvania's oldest and most colorful intercollegiate spor rivalries will be renewed here Wednesday evening when the Yellow Jacket basketball team o Waynesburg College plays host tc the fast passing Presidents of neigh' boring W. and J. Friday evening the Jackets mcc Slippery Rock here and on Satuiday go to St. Vincent. , The Wayncsburg-W. J. rivalry dates back to the preceding century when early day baseball teams rcpre scnting the two institutions annully met on the diamond. Later on many chapters were added in football, sport in which W. J. has never ,os to Waynesburg, although the Jacket have won their fair share of rl umphs in basketball, track, wrest ling and in baseball before the twc schools discontinued the diamom sport. DEFENDS RULE CHANGE L. W. St John of Columbus', who is going to resign as chairman of the National Basketball Rules Committee, made a defense of the new center jump elimination rule and his argument is one that is worthy of consideration. St. John said: "Those who say that the game this season is too fast because of the 'no jump* rule overlook the fact that with the jump there was some rather strenuous activity, too? 'Tor one thing, it placed a severe strain on the centers themselves and then there was always the possibility of an injury as rival players smashed in to get the tip-oft after the ball had been tapped. "The rule merely adds about minutes of time to be spent in actual play instead of useless effort." BITS HERE AND THERE Our sympathy goes to Johnny Moore who is broken hearted at the death of a twin son. Here for the Christmas holidays, the former Cok- Battle Royal Costs Women. DE QUEEN, Ark., Jan. 11.--Fiv Negro women here provided a "battl royal" and paid their own admissior to it. The "entertainment" too place in the city park. They paid po lice court $1 and costs--a pric equivalent to tickets to two wrestlin matches here. To Ban Chain Gangs. WASHINGTON, Jan. 11,--Cover nor E. D. Rivers of Georgia an nounccd that he plans to climinat chain gangs in his state within th next 60 days. er athletic stnr spent a lot of tim telling us about plans he was makin for the little fellow. The loss hit hii hard ,. . North Union High lost th services of George Uhazie, forward who underwent nn emergency ap pendcctomy . . . Ashley High basket cers went on a strike in protestm dismissal of Dick Murphy, coach, an the school had to forfeit a pair o games . . . The rumpus being raise by Pirates baseballers as contract, for 1938 go into the mails is only th beginning of the fireworks, expecte on all fronts . . . Paul Walker, form er D. T. H. grid coach, has rejoine the parade of floor walkers. A ne\ arrival in the family is the reason io his night marching . . . Henry Arm strong fights Enrico Venturi at Mac ison Square Garden Wednesday nigh ... Joe Mcdwick isn't worried abou the so-called "dead ball." The form cr Scottdale player said that he's go ing to take his same cut and "let m batting average rest on that. If hit it, it might not go so far but i will go just as straight." . . . Scot High, semi-finalist in last year's W P. 1. A. A. cage tourney, suffered big blow with two regulars bein stricken with appendicitis and th third reaching the age limit... Fre Apostoli, San Francisco's uncrowne middleweight king, will meet Glen Lee of Nebraska in New York Feb ruary 5. UNIONTOWN, Jan. 11.--Three onncllsville couples had their mari- al ties severed in the first divorce ccrecs to be handed down by Judge V. Russell Carr, newest member of he county common pleas court. Wcstley H. Dodson, Connellsville :. D. 2, was granted a divorce from Lola E. Dodson, 123 North First treet, Connellsviile, on grounds of esertion. They were married in that ty, October 20, 1934. The husband charged she left home ·ithout warning on June 29, 1935, ess than a year after their marriage, caving behind a note in which she declared her love was dead. He vcrrcd ,that subsequent efforts at cconciliation were unsuccessful and Jiat she persisted in remaining away rom him. Charges of cruel and barbarous rcatment and indignities to person von a decree in divorce for Viola /irginia Fiano against Philip Fiano. The action had been brought by the mother of the wife, a minor. The couple were married January 8, 193B, in Cumberland, Md. Thet wife charged her husband truck her in the face and on other parts of the body with his fists and rmbarrasscd her on numerous occa- iions in the presence of friends and itrangcrs. Anna Marian Scwcll, 240 East Apple street, Connellsville, was given a divorce from Russell Edward Sewell, Columbus, Ohio, formerly of ConnellsvUle, whom sK- married in the latter city July 1J, 1922. Robert Do Poio, for use of A. C fterwicfc, has signed a warrant to en- :er judgment with Prothonotary John J. Brady against Harry C. and Haze' 3allatin for delinquent rental on premises designated as No. Ill West Crawford avenue, Connellsville The action is based on a written lease of June 1, 1920, in which the premises were leased to the Gallatins at a monthly rental of $45. DC Polo charges the lessees have Jailed to comply with terms, condi- .ions, provisions and obligations of Ihe lease and now owe $4,005 ren and, in addition, attorney's commission of 10 per cent amounting to $400.50. In an issue between William Burkhart against L. M. Burkhart, the former charges the latter executed a promissory note, September 23, 1924 with a warrant of attorney to confess judgment in favor of William Burkhart in the sum of $500, with interest at six per cent. The said indebtedness, with inter. cst from September 23, 1932, remain; unpaid, it is asserted. In tin order signed by Judge H. S Dumbauld it was set forth that, upon motion of Attorney Fred Brothers leave "is granted to any attorney o record to confess judgment upon warrant of attorney and further leave is granted John J. Brady, pro thonotary, to enter judgment upon the warrant of attorney. A. D. Ferguson, U n i o n t o w n through the law firm of Morrow am Sturgis, has entered judgment in tlv amount of $423.51, with interest from January 8, 1938, and costs, ngains Efflc A. McDowell, administratrix o the estate of Stephen McDowell, do creased. Persons Engaged in Illicit Liquor Traffic Are Warnet UNIONTOWN, Jan. 11.--Warnin to all persons engaged in illicit liquo traffic of Fayettc county was issue as James L. Delaney, agent in charg of the local alcohol tax unit rcturne for duty after spending the las month in Federal court. "With court out of the way am nothing to hinder investigations an we intend to smash all operation found in this locality," Delaney saic "We know that moonshiners an transporting bootleggers have bee having a fie'.d day while we were ou of the city but now it is our turn, the popular agent declared. Speaking of the various phrases o liquor traffic, the officer made it defl nite that it was necessary to have th cooperation of the public and sai that he would greatly appreciate an information citizens would con tribute. Delaney siid this information wj be held in the utmost confidence an any person wishing to confer wit the unit on any matters may do s by calling at the office in the base mcnt of the postofficc. Rattler Shakes Off Rattles. PUEBLO, Colo., Jan. 11 Joh Moore, a newspaper stereotyper, ha ui'usal excitement on a recent mini ing expedition. He encountered rattlesnake and made it so angry b teasing it with the point of his «u that it shook off all its rattles. That Moore's stor. Rural Carriers' Stcrctarj. GREENSBURG, Jan. 11.--S. D Hough of Scottdale was elected sec rotary of the Westmoreland Count Rural Letter Carriers Association. SPORTS SIDELIGHTS ;*J A tfloo- MATCH Ifl StARTWG- IO ^aramounts Win Another Floor Clash COmiCHT. 19JI. KING rtATWti SYNDICATE, lot WESTINGHOUSE FIVE WINS THIRD, BEATING UNIONTOWN The Wcstmghousc five annexed its third victory Monday night defeating the Kaufmans of Uniontown after nn uphill battle, 38 to 3-1, at the State Armory before a small turnout of fans. Action galore featured the contest as last year's champions of Fayctte county slowly but surely overcame the lead established by the visitors in the carl/ part ot the fruy. Freddy Miller led the attack with six field goals and nearly all were difficult shots although made either from in front of the basket or from the side. Cartwright, in hii first appeal ancc, aided in the victory by scoring seven points. Jones proved he hasn't lost any of his skill as tossed in a couple of left-handed tries from the side of the court while Rodger McCormick contributed two long shots, beautifully arched, that sank into the net without touching the rim. T. Maher, rangy Uniontown center, carried off individual scoring honors with a total ot 17 points, 10 being made in the first half The line-up: Westinchousc W. Miller, £ Schrum, f . , F. Miller, c Jones, g ,, Blasey, g . -- . Reed, f . ,, Ruff, f . _ ^ Cartwright, c _ .__ McCormick, g ._ _ F. 0 . 1 . G. 2 . 1 . 0 1 3 2 G. rts. Bitsy Winner Again The Paramount Jumo.s put an- ithcr one "in the bag" and made it in even dozen by taking over the Washington Five Aces at State Armory, Monday in an overtime hriller, 37-26.' The score at the close of rcgula- ion period was 26 -all, forcing the -·ams into an extra period. The theatre boys cut loose and scored 11 points, holding their strong opponents without a tally. The Paramount team will travel to Perryopoliu Wednesday and on Friday will journey to Scottdale to meet he Junior Varsity in the prcliminry o the Scottdale-Johnstown encounter. The summaiy: Paramount Jrs. G. Kline, f -_ 4 Furtney, f -- .. - . 2 'tone, c -- - - Sobinson, g . . -. Comvay, g . -Jones, f Wagner, f , Hoover, g Totals F. 2 2 3 rts. 10 6 COKERS PLAY AT NbRWIN IN LOOP TILT Chance to Get Back Into Section 9 Pennant Race. BOBCATS HOST ' ' TOSCOTTDALE 10 17 37 Non-scoring substitutes -- Sheets, Lopes. Washington G. F. Pis. Mastrangalo, f ... __ 0 Russo, f .. . 0 Bostonio, e 3 Gorby, g , - . _ _ . 3 1 1 1 1 2 8 5 11 3 5 Kindamo, g . Totals .. _ . 7 12 26 Score by quarters: Paramount Jrs^ 4 8 9 5--37 Washington Aves 4 3 9 10--26 Referee--Hyatt. Connellsville High will have its hands lull tonight when it goes to Norwin for its third scrap in Section 9 while Mount Pleasant will,.play host to Scottdale in the nearest "local"'battle in that division. Norwin has been stepping along" at a lively clip but suffered its first blow, at the hands'bt Greensburg last week. Norwin will be out to get baik into the flag race as it makes a defense of its sectional championship. The Cokers must win it they arc to return to the chase. Section 10 finds Derry Township at Alverton where it has an opportunity to move into a deadlock with Dunbar for first place while Hurst entertains Derry Borough and Ligonicr travels to Youngwood. Perry Township Commodores will be out with a vengeance when they play at Belle Vernon after having suffered a pair of upests. .-The defeat at Rostravcr Township was anticipated because of Uic power of that quintet but when Fayctte City turned in a victory that was a big blow as Bill Jcsco's club had been losing consistently. West Newton travels to Rostraver In the feature Section 18 battle. W. P. I. A. League Summaries Games Jeannette at Johnstown. Connellsville at Norwin. Greensburg at Latrobe. Scottdale at Mount Pleasant. SECTION 10 Games Tonight. Ligonier at Youngv/ood. Derry at Hurst. Derry Twp. at East Huntingdon. SECTION 18 Games Tonight. South Huntingdon at Fayette City. West Newton at Rostravcr. Perry Township at Belle Vernon. SECTIOK 14 Games Tonight. Redstone at South Union. Mapletown at North Union. Point Marion at Georges, Uetbany Class Treasurer. Gerald Croushorc of Uniontown was named treasurer of the junior Cites Rule on Cage Basket. Manager Joe (Bull) Dubranski of Al Duffy's Club of McKeesport writes the sports editor to complain about officiating and floor equipment at a recent game here and asks that an excerpt from the basketball rules be printed. Section 1 of Rule 3, a new note following the section authorizing the use of such other types of baskets as may be approved by' the committee, states: "The basket shall consist of black rings 18 inches in inside diameter with nets of white cord suspended from the under edges of the rings. The rings should be made of metal not more than five- eighth of an inch in diameter; the cord shall be not less than 30 thread nor more than 60 thread seine, twine, and shall be so constructeo of to check the ball momentarily as it passes through the basket." Frank Souchak Honored. Frank Souchak, end, of Pittsburgh; John Wysocki, end, of Villanova, and Clint Frank, Yale's sensational halfback, were three players from the East honored by being selected to the fifth annual all-players' Ail-American football team for the Liberty magazine. The 'editors said 1,455 football players took part in the poll. class at Bethany College of which Victor Wicks of Greensburg is president. 0 2 . 0 .0 0 1 1 1 1 Totals _ .... Kaufmans Brown, f J. Maher, f T. Maher, e . ._ Kuhns, g . , Kasmiersky, g .. _ F. 1 -. . 2 7 1 _. . . 3 C 38 G. ris. 0 2 3 7 3 17 Totals . 1 4 C 3 4 Non-scoring substitutes--Westinghouse, Harper and Hart; Kaufmans, Speshock. Scoring by quarters 4 Wcstinghous,e . 10 4 10 14--38 Kaufmans - . 18 0 7 9--34 Referee- -Floto. Umpire--Hasson. Bryan (Bitay) Grant Once more Bryan (Bltsy) Grant, the Georgia mite, comes through with a t'innis victory, whipping the No. 2 seeded U. S. star, Bobby Riggs, to win tho Miami Biltmoro title at Coral Gables, Fla, --Central Prctt Lean Farm Ycarr Cited. WINNIPEG, Jan. 11.--The average cash income of farmers on the Canadian prairies during the depression years from 1930 to 1935 was $707, according to figures collected by J. B. Rutherford of the Dominion Bureau of Statistics. He said m most cases families managed to survive by letting moitgage mtetcst and taxis go unpaid. "Blisslns" Heiress in Reno. RENO, Nov., Jan. 11.--Search for Antoinette Ward Higney Young, 23, Reno divorcee and heiress, ended when she was found at a hotel where she had resided for some time. This Whiskey in 2 YEARS OLD 75* Pint sl.43 Quart C O D E 2 4 C O D E 2 3 C e N T t ' N Y D I V T l L 1. ING CO r i_O « I A . IL.I-. GIGLIOTTI'S Sale Starts Thursday Morning See Wednesday's Paper For the Year's Uowest' · Prices on Quality Merchandise. Store Closed Wednesday To Make Ready for Sale GIGLIOTTI'S COSJJELLSVILLE'S I/EADISG MEN'S STOUE J24 Jforlh I'/Usburjj Street.

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