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TAGE TEN. COUK1KK, SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, SPORTORIALS ^/ By JOHN H. WHORIC, Sports Editor ^^ START BASKETBALL BOYS WHEN THEY'RE VOUNG "Coach 'cm young and put them through their paces every day." This is the advice oÂ£ Coach Boss Irlc who handles the Central Junior High baskcteers' at Beckley, W. Va. "The younger the boys when they start to play and the more they practice, the better players they become when they grow older. Natural ability helps, of course, but constant, practice will turn even an indifferent player into a Rood one," Irlc said. When a coach makes a statement like that you naturally want to know how he's been faring. Over a 10- year period his teams have won 204 games and lost 37 tor a percentage of .84? which isn't a punk rccoid no matter how you look at it (even if it isn't some pet system.) For the past three years his squads have claimed state junior cage honors. "If I had a dozen old basketball? lo give away every year, I'd have even better players," Irlc continued. "The boys could put up baskets on poles and against bams--and once a boy learns to handle a ball and find out what he can do with it, you can't stop him from becoming a player." The "West Virginian knows what he's talking about. Just observe the schools that arc always among the leaders in the cage sport and you'll invariably find that the basketball game "is" deep-rooted in the elementary" classes and various community organizations. All of this gives the boys a chance to learn how to handle a basketball. And once a boy knows how to tote that ball to fire it through the hoop he'll go to town. While sow" boys arc busy trying to acquire the feel others who have had that training in advance are putting on a finesse. And there you have the story in a nutshell. WHAT'S GOING ON IN HIGH SCHOOL, CIRCLES Stanley Hall, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Hull, Jr., of Jeannette, who died in West Virginia after being stricken while attending Salem College where he slurred on the basketball team, was named an all-W. P. I. A. L. guard while a play- Dunbar High Wallops South Huntingdon To Stay in Pennant Race er lor Jcannette High It never rains but whnt H pours says Coach Jimmy Russell of Donora. To start oft his worries, Dick Ercius, Flo Garcie and Stan Musial were ruled ineligible for his cage team and now Kosko and Pcrchak have been dropped for deficiency in their studies ... "I've got a championship five in school that can't play," says Jimmy . . . Don't forget that there will be four scholastic cage games Wednesday and Thursday in the in- f.intilc paralysis benefit lund and the local tilt is at Leisenring where Dunbar and Georges clash in a rubber light, each having won once. W. P. I. A. L. CAGE SUMMARIES j Third Period Drive Nets; 22 Points to Turn Tide Of Battle. SECTION 17 Yesterday's Results. Rostravcr 48; Faycttc City 11. West Newton 41; Perry 28. Sewicklcy 2'i; Belle Vcrnon 21. Dunbar -16; isou'.h Huntingdon 23. Standing of the Clubs. BEARCAT BASKETEERS St. Vincent College's public relations counsel (pro;*, agent, please) prepared personality sketches of the Bearcat basketccrs and among those covered arc Frank Brown of Con- ncllsvlllc about whom is penned the following: "One of the 'basketball Browns.' Frank has a good deal of basketball tradition behind him and he is doing nobly by the family heritage. A junior, Frank plays forward. A natural basketball player, he hits six feet even in heightli. Brown graduated from Connellsville High." Then there's Andrew Swansiger-- " \ndy has been playing a guard position at St. Vincent for three years now nnd is still coming along strong. t conscientious worker, 'Car Barn' Dunbur Rostravcr .. West Newton _- . South Huntingdon Perry Scwickley - Fayettc City ... .-.. Belle Vernon - W. 5 L. 1 1 1 2 4 4 5 6 Pet. .833 .833 .833 .007 .333 .333' .107 .000 Games Tucidaj. Belle Veinon at Rostravet. Perry at Sewjckley. South Huntingdon at West Newton. Fayctte City at Dunbar. BITS HERE AND THERE Herman Taylor, the Philly promoter, would have you believe Mexican Joey Silva is a better fighter than the great Battling Nelson which is taking in a lot of territory . , . Some say the Pirates arc going to trade Paul Waner for Pepper | Martin ot the Cardinals which is a deal we can't see because you must admit that Waner could at one time or other in his life play ball . . . . Opening odds on the National League's 1939 derby as quoted by Collyer's Eye place the Cubs, Giants and Pirates in the top bracket at 5 to 2 to win, even dough to place find 1 to 2 to show. The Reds are quoted at 4-1 to win, 8-5 to place and 4-3 to show. Cardinals arc 10-1 to win, 4-1 to place and 2-1 to show. The Bees and Dodgers arc hbtcd the same, 30-1 win, 12-1 place and 6-1 show. The Phils will get you the national debt to even stay in the league . . . Doyle Nave, Southern CaUfornian who beat Duke, js going to be Howard Jones' fourth string quarterback next fall . . . . Chicago Black Hawks have attracted 167,000 paid hockey fans in 13 home games this year . . . The guy who said "to the victors belong the spoils" didn't know that Duke got S108.000 as its cut in the Rose Bowl and the Trojans $88,000 . . . Chicago Bears, trjing to get Sid Luckman ot Columbia to change his mind ribout not playing pro football, arc offering him for one year as much as he can make in four in the trucking business . . . Now it looks ab though Marshall Goldberg will be one of Jock Sutherland's aides at Pitt next f a l l . . . Don Budge is going to return to Pittsburgh on March 17 to p'ay Fred Perry in a tennis match . . . Henry Cottom, the famed British golfer who may meet Sammy Snead in a special match next summer, is asking the PGA for $17,500 for a six-week tour in the United SECTION 15 Yesterday's Results. Gcrnian 23; Ellsworth 18. Bcntleyville 28; East Pike Kun 27. has what it takes to be a great basketball player. A senior, Andy has plenty of heart and use;, it to good advantage on the basketball floor. He is six feet tall and is a graduate ot Carmichaels High." Hursi Easily Wins From Alverlon Five In Seel ion 13 Game Hurst High had little difficulty chalking up its third win in Section 13 Kriday night, defeating East Huntingdon, 30-18, at the Mount Pleasant township floor. The line-ups: Hurst ' G Hogan, f _ 4 Jagoda, i _ -- _. 1 Sibal, f . .. 4 Vikcrtosky, c 4 Rutkosky, g 2 Scfchik, g ,.--.-,, .0 Standing of the Clubs. W. L. Redstone . 6 0 Bcntleyville . 4 2 North Belle Vcrnon ..3 2 Ccntcrvillc . 3 Â· 2 East Bethlehem 2 3 Gorman . . 2 3 Ellsworth _ 2 4 East Pike Run ... 0 6 Pet. 1.000 .007 .600 .COO .400 .400 .333 .000 Games Monday. East Pike Run at N. Belle Vcrnon. Redstone at German. SECTION NINE Yesterday's Results. Grcensburg 37; Scottdale 22. Norwin 36; Johnstown 19. Latrobe 32; Connellsville 30. LOSERS LEAD IN FIRST QUARTER Dunbar Township High's basketball bombardment was slow in getting started but once it did there was no question about the effect oÂ£ the heavy firing as South Huntingdon Township High dnbblcis of RulT.sdalc was turned back by a 4U to 23 decision at Leisenring No. 1 Friday nitht when the Red and Black continued to fisht for the leadership of Section 17, W. P. I. A. L. The B. M. Shearer quintet that had created a wide open race by walloping Rostrnver Township several nights ago was tied up by the cl.m of Ernie Hcfterle and finished on the short end ol an 8 to 7 count at the first period. It was only by springing a double-decker right before the close of the half that the Red and Black managed to sneak into the lead, 14-13. When Dunbnr came out on the floor for the second half things began to pop. Leibcnring had no trouble at all in tearing through the South Huntingdon defense and when the stanza wns ended the home five had bagged a total of 22 point! while the visitors were held to two It was a Red and Black cage ma:hme that clicked on all cylinder', with the same brilliance as demonstrated against the Priccdale five. With the game assuied, Coach Shearer gave his reserves a chance for action and the locals outscored the visitors again although not as easily. The bummary. PI*. 7 16 9 By Doldemen Who Fail To Continue Fast Gait Totals East Huntingdon Bales, t .- .-. Novotny, f Clausner, f Pctro, c . -~._ Ottenberg, g Percosky, g _ _ Pytlak, g .. . 15 U .. 0 _ 2 ~0 1 0 r o o o 0 0 0 0 F 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 States In the eight years Bill Totals _ 6 Scoring by quarters: Hurst " - . " 8 "-4 12 East" Huntingdon 2 5 4 Referee---Buckwalter. rts. 8 2 8 8 4 0 30 Pts. 3 4 5 0 o 3 1 ; is C--30 7--18 Â· Standing ot the Clubs. \V. I.. Johnstown . Nonvin . .. Grcensburg -Scottdale _ Latrobe Jeannettc - - -Connellsville 2 .-. 1 . 0 Pet. .833 .800 .800 .400 .400 .167 .000 Dunbar Herchko, f Pas-losky, I _.. HerlznclJ, c Husband, g . Kontra, g Sepcsi, g -- Totals , 20 Games Tuesday. Grcensburg at Jeannelte. Norwin at Latrobe. Connellsville at Scottddlc. SECTION' FOUR Yesterday's Results. Biownsvillc 43; Donora 32. Moneisen 42; Monongahcla 1C. Standing of the Clubs. W. Â·1 ChuriiM oi Monesscn . -- - 4 Brownsville -- ..,- 2 Monongahela _ . . _ . ! Donora . . . _ _ 1 California - - ... 0 Pet. 1.000 1.000 .500 .250 .250 .000 Chandler ras been basketball coach at Marquette, his teams have won 91 games and lost 54 ... John Henry Lewis, a confessed jitterbug, agrees with the minority opinion that he will outshuflric and outpoint that talented tap dancer, Joseph Louis, in their blackface show at Madison Square Garden. New York, January 25. It doesn't make sense that Pitt assistant grid coach gave up his job to attend to private business and then immediately started shopping for another football post. Wonder ivhy? . . . Miss Ida Jane Groat, 70, for 20 years world champion woman trap shooter, died in California ic- cently. She won the 1932 Olympic games crown in Los Angeles and in 1931 broke 99 out of lOtf clay targets in an exhibition . . . Bay Bonos, Pirate catcher who batted only .230 last year was rated one ot the best defensive receivers m the National League, has signed up for 1939 . . . Twenty years after Jack Dempsey koncked out Jess Willard for the world's heavyweight boxing crown, he gave Big Jess a job to greet customers at his (Dempsey's) hotel in South Huntingdon Juniors Swamped by Dunbar High Quinl South Huntingdon Township High Junior Varsity was drubbed, 50 to 14, by the Dunbar Township J. V. quintet in the preliminary to the varsity league game at Leisenring Friday. The summary: Dunbar Smidtkc, f McCarrity, f . Colinsky, c .. Billy Leonard, former Nygren, g McQuaide, f Totals . . . 2 5 50 Games Tuesday. Donora at Monougahela. Monesscn at Charlcroi. California at Brownsville. Non-scoring substitutes -- Uhazie, Gmitcr, Romanko and Goodman. So. Huntingdon G F rts. Walters, f _. ._ 3 3 Eisaman, f ._ Ruschak, c .._ Silvnsy, g Smith, g - . 4 _ 1 _ 1 10 3 Non-scoring substitutes--Grinarml and Odeli. Scoring by quarters: Dunbar Twp. _ 7 7 22 10--46 S o . Huntingdon . 8 5 2 8--23 Referee--Harper. CHURCH DARTBALL LEAGUE NOTES KKCTIOX 13 Last Night's Results. Ligonier 38; Derry Borough 37. Hurst 30; East Huntingdon 18. 'Derry TV. p. 20; Mt. Pleasant 18. Â·Extra pcnod. ot the Clubs. Ligomer Derry Boiough Youngwood . Hurst Mount Pleasant . East Huntingdon . Dcrry Township . W C . 3 -3 3 1 1 1 L 0 2 Pet. 1.000 .600 .COO .600 .200 .200 .200 Games Tuesday. Derry at Derry Township. Mt. Pleasant at East Huntingdon. Hurst at Youngwood, Non-scoring substitutes--S p r o a t Jnd Tikey. So. Huntingdon G. F. 1'ts. Pittavino, f 1 0 2 Cicci, f . _ _ . _ _ 0 0 0 Reilly, c . _ _ _ 1 3 5 Nutter, g . . . 1 0 2 Gilet, g -- . 2 0 '4 Shott, f . O i l Totals . 5 4 1 4 Non-scoring substitute--Yananiccl. Scoring by qua: tors: Games next week in the Churcl Dartball League follow: Monday--Tiimty Lutherans a Christians., German Lutherans a Presbyterian 1 ;. Tuesday--M. P. at Baptists, Evjn gclicals at M. E., A. P. at Unitec Brethren, Christians at Greenwooc M. E. Men. Esther- Sidilcr Mrs. Esther Sichlcr is the first person in the world to hit a three-inch' boll'Â«-cyÂ« twenty consecutive times at twenty-five yavda with a .38 re- TOlvor. She is tho wifo of a Los Angeles sheriff captain. (Central PrtttJ^ Ramsay Bows In Upset Tilt To Derry Twp. Ra-tisay High Bobcats lost an overtime "upset" game to Derry Township Friday night at the Mount Pleasant floor when Maloy, Derry forward, tallied a field goal to give the visitors .ocaIs Score 17 Points To Tie Tilt in Third Quarter. AT SCOTTDALE GYM TUESDAY a 20-18 victory. The line-ups: Derry Township Maloy, t Eaglchouse, f _. Novak, Gulas, g ... Johnson, f Bilovicl), f G, -.. 2 _ 0 . 3 1 I 1 F. Pts. SCOTTDALE BEATEN BY ^.REENSBURG Totals . . 8 Mount Pleasant C. Rudnik, f 1 Lentz, f 1 I Keller, c . 1 Loscosky, g , 1 Valker, g , 2 Totals 6 Scoring by quarters: Jerry Township . 4 4 3 Mount Pleasant , 6 2 5 Referee--Koch. Scottdale High cagers held Greons- urg sharpshooters at bay through- iut the first half to lead 15-3 but was jnablc to stem the home team's last half attack as the Brown and White tallied 29 points to win 37-22 at rcensburg Kriday night. The line-ups: Scottdalc C Zcarley, f . .. -- -- 1 Ross, f . . 3 Akres, c _ - --~ 5 Harris, g . 1 Randolph, g 0 Llppl, B - 0 rts. 3 7 10 2 0 Totals Grcensfourff Zalich, f Nelson, f Johns, e Sleffcn, g . J. Demoisc, g -Clements, f 10 G .- 6 0 4 . 2 _ 2 . 3 Totals . Scoring by quarters: Scottdale 9 Grecnsburg 2 Referee--Fawcctt. Â¥ I 1 0 0 0 0 2 F 0 0 2 1 0 o 7 0--22 17 12--37 22 rts. 12 0 10 Don Budge to Meel Fred Perry March 17 At Duquesne Garden Donald Budge, wot Id amateur ten ni.s champion who defeated the pro c h a m p i o n Ellsworth Vines a Duquesne Garden recently, will re turn on March 17 to play Fred Perry of England. Perry ruled the am.iteur courts prior to Budge's rise in the tcnni world. 0 1 2 0 1 0 4 F. 3 0 2 0 1 4 1 8 2 3 2 20 Pis. 5 18 2--20 0--18 Jake Minlz Plans Three 10-Rounders For Monday Nigh PITTSBURGH, Jan., 21. -- Pro motcr Jake Minlz is coming to ba with the greatest fight show of his career, Monday night, January 23 at Motor Square Garden. He i ^resenting three 10-round battles a: the feature of an all star fight show nnd the three tens will be supportec by two 4-roundcrs. Minlz is showing America's greatest fighters in his feature bouts. In one of the tens, he has signed Sammy Angott ot Washington, Pa. to meet none other than Joey Fcrrando of New Jersey. Angott has just been r.itcd as the No. 4 lightweight in the world. Ferrando has been ranked as No. 5--135 pounder in the game. This match, alone, is strong enough to head any fight card anywhere. Another 10-roundcr on the card will bring together Emil Joseph of Millvale and Freddie Miller, former featherweight champion of t h e world. Mmtz has also signed Pete Scalzo, as one of the principals in the third 10-rounder. Scalzo just knocked out Joey Archibald and is regarded in the east as the uncrowned featherweight champion of the world. The opponent for Scalzo will be selected today. Connellsville High School's green as,ketball quintet, exhibiting a severe case of "jitters" as it spotted ^atrobe a 13-point lead m the first half, flashed brilliantly in the third quarter to knot the score at 22-22 only to lose in the final seconds as visitors forged into the lead just before the final gun sounded, winning 32-30 at the local gym Friday night. The invaders, capitalizing on Coker miscucs and poor guarding, got off to an 8-3 advantage at the end ol the opening period and continued to increase this to 18-5 at halttime. Resumption of hostilities in the second half brought a change so complete that it was hard for the spectators to really believe it. The Cokers who had been missing "heart-breaking" shots in the first two quarters suddenly got "hot." McCoy set off the fireworks by dropping a long one into the hoop and this was followed by other long distance attemps. Tom Soisson, scoreless the first half, broke into the column with a pair of charity tosses before giving the crowd an exhibition of accurate flinging. Tom tallied three times from the field and all were beauties, arched prcfeetly from the corner to sink Into the net without hitting the rim. The locals had been steadily closing the breach and this was finally done when McMullen stepped to the charity line and sank a toss to make the score 22-22. The last quarter was all that any basketball fan could hope for. The lead see-sawed back and forth with the score tied at 24-24, 28-28 and 0-30 before the visitors tallied the ist two points to gain the verdict. Don McCoy, tow-headed Coker suard, and Soisson led the Coker at- ick with 11 and eight points re- pectively. Ballantyne and Colo- grandc, tallying 10 and nine, paced ".atrobe scorers. The Orange and Black round out ic first half of their schedule next 'uesday night at Scottdale. The line-ups: Â· Connellsville G. Evans, f _ Reed, t __ Wsson, c Lewis, g Silver Output "Lower. WASHINGTON, Jan. 21.--Interior Department announced that tolal mine production of recoverable silver in the United States amounted to 61,5CO,737 fine ounces in 1938, a decrease of 15 per cent from 1937. The value was $39,792,840, a decrease of 29 per cent from 1937. TOPS IN MINORS By Jack Sords Dunbar Township So. Huntingdon 14 10 16 10--50 3 4 1 6--14 iing, ib woiking for Dempacy I whose potent b.tt helped kei :imilar t.ipacily in New York Stadium tui.istilcs clicking Miami, Fia. light king, in a simi! . . . Long Island University of New York will play Davii Elluns at Eb- bctts Field, Brooklyn, on Oclobei 27 and West Virginia Wcsleyan at the same place on November 4 ... Allegheny College has seven football games next fall. Obcrlin is the newcomer, replacing Buffalo. The caid follows: Oct. 7, at HÂ»\effort!; Oct. 14, Obcrlin; Oct. 21, at Grove City; Oct. 28, Hiram; Nov. 4, Johns Hopkins; Nov. 11, Tliie), and Nov. 18, at Ottcrbcin. . . Ed G. Barrow, new piCMdcnt of the Yankees, indicated the club had no job for Babe Ruth ;cp Y?nkcc for many yc,its. Barrow rcvc.iled the cxUnsivc farm ysterr. would be continued on its current basis . . Clifton Bail Ctift) Hcuthcotc, 10, for 17 years a National League outfielder, died at York, Pa He was, with the Cardinals. Cubs. Reds and Phils. . . Joe Bobcat Wrestlers Bow to (ireensburg Greensbmg High School wrestling team pinned a 31-13 defeat on Mount Pleasant High inatmcn at the West- moi eland counlyseat registering live- falls to the visitors' two in the 10 matches run oft. The summanes: 85-pounds -- Damato, R a m s a y , threw Dctar in 6:55. 95-pounds--DeManno, Grcensburg, threw Zeglin in 2:10. 105-pounds--Queer, Ramsay, threw R. Abinhnm in 3:16. 115-pounclb--Gabos, Ramsay, won decision over DcNazza. 125-pounds -- Steel, Grecnsbuig won decision o\cr Snydcr. 135-pounds--T. Abi.ih.im, Giccn!,- burg, won dcc.Mon oier Shum.ir. 145-pounds--I lutchmson, Gi eens- . . rookie Yankee hurler, m,.uied Ann Yargates, phyMcal education teacher at Aliquippa High. . . Buck Newborn, Browns pitcher, was fined $50 and costs and had his driver's license revoked for three months on a charge of drunken driving in Raleigh, N. C. . | burg, threw Kalp m 3'-!0, 155-pouiids, -- Puntalbnc, Gteeis- burg, \\on o\ci I'ajack by de-fault. 105-pounds--TLIJ.JIO, Grcenabuig, threw Yanclho in 4:21. 185-pounds -- Elliott. Gi eensburg. threw Fiandac.i in 5:51. Refeicc--Tim \Vible. Pcnn State. Pl-TCHER WitH SEAfrus- t/vsr SEAR., witi-Be- rfji -TA o/ice- cfieK. w oejenrxr TAR. CAMP Jlass, s ---- HcMulIen, g . Mansberger, t . Totals 1 ____ F. 1-1 0-0 2-3 0-0 1-5 0-2 2-2 0-1 6-15 Pis. 1 0 8 4 11 0 4 2 Non-scoring substitute--Furtney. 'agnanelll, f :ologrande, 1 McCallcn, c liobbi, g Ballantyne, g *esnic, g ._ McGuirc, g _L_ G. -0 -3 -.0 F. 1-2 3-5 0-0 1-5 4-G 1-1 0-1 Pts. 1 9 4 5 10 1 2 Totals Non-scoring II 10-20 32 substitutes -- Fyalkowski, J. P. Pagnanelli and Thomas. Scoring by quaiters:~ Â· tonnellsville 3 2 1 7 8--30 Latrobe . _ 8 10 4 10--32 Referee--Dickson. Meter Counts Blinks Of Eyes, Shows Strain NEW YORK, Jan. 21.--An eye comfort meter, which reads how human eyes feel and show what is tiring them, was announced here. It is said to be the first optical instrument in the world to measure seeing comforts that is hard to prove and that means long life in eyesight. The meter almost literally "ticks." It counts the blinks of the eyes. Two bits of metal, too light to feel, are stuck with shaving cream alongside each eye. Wires fine as silk connect them with a black box. Everytime an eye winks, its muscles set up an electric impulse oÂ£ a few millionths of a volt. This never fails. The wires pass the current to the box which amplifies to turn a counter. Heads Union town Local. W. J. Wheeler was elected president of Uniontown Chapter, Fayette County Fish Game Protective Association. Norbcrt Listen is vice- president, S. J. Michael secretary and E. H. Ward treasurer. Dean's Heart Okay. There may be a question mark hanging over the future effectiveness ot Dizzy Dean's arm but his manager. Gabby Hartnett, says Dean's baseball heart is sound. Susciuehanna Beats Bucknell. Susquehanna won its first basketball game in 17 years from Bucknell, 58 to 39.