The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on January 23, 1939 · Page 7
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January 23, 1939

The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 7

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MONDAY, JANUARY 2K, 1039. __,:. UAIL.Y CODUIER. CONNELLSVTLLE. PA. PAGE SEVEN. , Basketball COKFRS A'T v-xV/rvHirVk-) JT\ I SPORTORIALS *«X By JOHN H. WHORIC, Sports Editor ^^ LAURELS FOR WOODRUFF Long John Woodruff, Coam-lls- ville's half-mile Olympic champion, continues to come in for additional laurels, the most recent being his selection on the 1938. all-America track and field team by Daniel J. Ferris, secretory-treasurer of the National Amateur Athletic Union. Ferris selected Woodruff, University of Pittsburgh runner, as the 800- meter all American. He also placed him on the all-college team' in the 880-yard run. The local Negro running ace, who has not lost a championship race since winr' g the 1936 Olympic 800- meter tryouts, will return to competition after a nine-month rest when he takes part in the half-mile Invitation event at the Millrose games in New York on February 4. Despite his successes in championship .competition, Long John has fared poorly in two previous starts in the Millrose events, finishing last in the Millrose 600 in 1937 and last in ths 880 in 1938. This is We Sniff's final year of collegiate competition and his'perform- ances will be watched with a great deal of interest as he is being expected to accompany the American runners to Europe in 1940 for the Olympic games. Woodruff is expected to help give Pitt one of its greatest years In relay competition as he will be paired with Al Fcrrara, OhI ai.d McKee in some classy performances. After the Millrose games, !' 3 Panthers arc going to Philadelphia on February 10 for the annual P. A. C. championships and then go to Boston for an invitation affair. After the New York A. C. meet the following .week-end, the team gets back to Pitt track house on March 25 for the university championships. · Long John is expected to go to Hanover, U. H., to take part in the Dartmouth special invitational affair when he will attempt to better the rccepted indoor record of 1:51.4 in the half-mile against a handicap dele of Big Green middle distance stars. Woodruff's cnances of hanging up a record in the half mile seem to hinge on his ability to master the sharply- banked indoor turns--his chief handicap in past attemps. Tom Hopkins, writing for the Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph, penned the following interesting article about Long John: - "It's record-breaking time for Johnny Woodruff, Pitt's elongated Negro runner. Johnny, who is in his final year at Pitt, is through with running races simply for victory; he's out to set a few. records preferably world marks. "The Ebony Express, who holds three university records at present, Is going to make an assault on the world 880 and 800 meters marks in special races at Dartmouth College Hanover, N. H., probably March 15. "He will run against threee Dartmouth men each of whom will be given a decided advantage over the Pitt star. Thus the race will narrow down to a pacing event, with Woodruff being extended all the way to overcome the handicaps under which he will run. "Glenn Cunningham, the grcntes milcr in the world, shattered all records under similar conditions a Dartmouth last year. His mile was timed In 4:04.4. Woodruff believes he can do as well in the 880 and 800 meters. His coach, Carl Olson, be licvcs the same way. He said: " 'Woodruff has been running wel all throun' his college career, but hi never has set out simply to maki records. He's in his final year now and I'm going to let him go out ant get some real glory. He's in top physical condition, he's Improved hi stride a great deal over last yea and there is no reason why he can' better all the marks he has madi in the past." "Breaking records is nothing new to the Sepia Speedster. He started setting marks in high school and h has maintained the pace through hi collegiate competition. At Connells ville, Woodruff was a great scholasti runner, but, under Coach Olson, hi has developed to a point where h has won international track acclaim Woodruff's three fastest times in hi specialties have gone rown as uni versity records. He ran the 440 in 4' seconds flat in the 1937 I. C. A. A. A A. championships at Randall Islan Stadium. He turned in a 1:50.3 half mile in the N. C. A. A. meet a Berkeley, Col, in 1936 and he ran thi mile in 4:20.9 in the dual meet with Pcnn State last spring. "His record-breaking half mile stil stands as the N.' C. A. A. standard. "In 1936, between his freshman . and sophomore years, he won the 80 meters race in the Olympic Games a Berlin. He has won the I. C. 4-A quarter and half, mile events the pas two years and is a prime favorite t retain the titles for the third year He also won the N. C. A. A. quarter mile events the past two years. "In 1936 he won the National A A. U. 800-mcters race in 1:50 a Milwaukee, setting a record for th svent. "Woodruff's ability is not confine lo individual races. Last year, at th Penn Relays, he anchored three Pit teams to championships. He 'ran th last leg on the sprint medley team which also Irrluded Frank Ohl, Al Ian McKce and Al Farrara, to world record at 3:24.5. The sam team tied the %vorld mark of 1:26.6 i; io 880-yard relay and he anchorci GRANDMA. LIKES RELIEF Johnny "Grandma" Murphy, nown to Scottdale baseball fans as ohnny McNamara of Mid-Atlantic ame, is content with, his job with the New York Yankees in pulling ther pitchers out o£ hot water, n role he did almost sensationally last 'ear. "Murph" says his pay is good and ic must be doing a fairly good piece f work--his dependability won him he nickname of Grandma--so he's ontent to keep right on working in he bull pen every afternoon and (long relief turns when Skipper Joe cCarthy calls on him. The erstwhile Scottic has been re- icving Yankee hurlers since 1934 and his excellent "fireman" act enabled the Yanks to establish the three traight world championships record. Murphy said he doesn't have any imc to get nervous when called on o pitch in a tough spot--being the Vo. 1 relief man he naturally is brought in when the Yanks are in plenty of trouble, adding the wisecracking of Red Dolfc, Frankie Cro- ictti and others takes the edge off. Johnny figures on cashing in on another World Scries first place cut next season, claiming New York is cinch to win although the Boston d Sox will be plenty troublesome. BITS HERE AND THERE Paul Derringer has signed his 1939 contract and believes Cincinnati will lave a lot to say about the pennant n the National League. He sees the Yankees a winner in the American circuit but would prefer playing against Boston Redsox in a world ;erics. The pitcher said Bill Mc- Kcchnie Is "the greatest manager any player ever worked under" . . . Franchise of the Huntington, W. Va., club in the Mountain State Baseball Association has been sold to H. M. Hatcher of Atlantic Beach, Fla., Secretary W. M. Martin, one of the co-owners, announced . . .Football officials believe there will be a lot of buck-passing, chiefly in respect to the new rule compelling players ineligible to receive forward passes to remain on or near the scrimmage Inc when aerial plays are launched. It will be a job to keep players in ;hat position when the fireworks start . . . Kentucky State Racing Association has approved Saturday, May 8, as the' date of the annual Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs . . . University of Maryland Is creating a "backlog of athletes," holding an eye to the future. Boys from six to 1C arc signed up for a club sponsored by the university's physical education department to provide n laboratory for physical ed students and play for the boys. Coaches, however, hope some of the future athletes will bolster teams 10 years hence, particularly football... Racehorse style of play in basketball that has been adopted on a virtual nation-wide scale demands scoring abilities from all five men rather than by the two forwards and center as in years gone by. Set plays are on the wane. Speed and the ability to take advantage of scoring situations are leading the attack. And the guards arc coming through as often as the' forwards and center, giving them a greater responsibility than ever before. Not only are the guards the backbone of the defense but they've got to go out and got more than Just their couple of buckets of yesteryear . . . "It looks like one of those years when we don't have to worry much. The team is shaping up exceedingly well," observes Memphis Bill Terry of the Giants who is counting on Carl Hubbell and Hal Schumacher, to be hotter than, ever on the mound . . . St. Vincent has booked Xavier University of Cincinnati for the Bearcat Stadium, Sunday, October 15. The visitors arc coached by Clem Crowe, former St. Vincent pilot, and the Bearcats arc handled by Gene Edwards, Clem's tcnmmate at Notre Dame and members of the St. Vincent coaching staff for 10 years . . . Ofilcial batting averages show that Eddie Boland, formerly of Scottdale, finished in the big ten of the International League. Playing for the Buffalo Bisons, Boland clipped .328 . . . Babe Barna, former West Virginia U. sports star, isn't included in Connie Mack's plans for nC'Xt season which means the erstwhile Athletic outfielder will spend another hitch in the minors. He has been with Williamsport. FIRST LOOP VICTORY IS LOCALS AIM Millers Have Good Team and Doldemen Boast Great Spirit. PLAY TO BEGIN AT 8:15 SHARP Conncllsvillc High School basketball quintet rounds out the first half of its W. P. 1. A. L.. schedule Tuesday night at Scottdale nnd Coach Bill Dolde's lads will be striving for their first league victory. The intense rivalry existing between the two schools has always made the cage games hard fought battles regardless of what results hnd been achieved prior and with this year's Coker quintet "the fiflhtingost crew" ever to wear the Orange and Black, fans c.m be certain of Seeing a rip-snorting affair. Mentor Bill Lohr of the Mill Town boasts one of the stronger combinations in Section 9 despite the setbacks suffered at 1 v :c hands of the section's three leaders. Many, students are planning to make the trip to the neighboring town and from all indications the spacious Armory will be filled to capacity. The game will atari at 8:15 o'clock. A preliminary, starting at 7:15 o'clock, will entertain the early comers. Caseys Wm, Paramount Cagers Bow Connellsville's two independent basketball teams Journeyed to Wash- intgon, Pa, Friday night and the Caseys came through with a 63 to 53 decision over the Hazel No. 2 quinlct while the Paramounts were turned back, 67 to 33, by the Atlas outfit. The theatre boys went to Washington with the intention of playing another outfit and were somewhat surprised to find themselves thrust against one of that city's outstanding fives. They put up a fine scrap, however. The Caseys showed plenty of punch on the floor to knock off the opposition and give Conncllsville an even break in'the scries. The summary. Atlas G. BIck, f , 13 Hart, f 2 0 4 R. Gibson, f 0 0 0 Brown, c 4 0 8 G. Gibson, g 6 0 12 Nawoj, e 2 1 5 Wilson, g 1 0 2 Melghen, g 2 1 5 Totals Paramount^ Conway, f Testa, f Stipa, f McMullen, c _ Brown, c Kline, g Robinson, g Blase}-, g Totals 14 ' 5 Halltimc--30-14, Atlas. Referee--S. Spadaro. Tony Celebrates , Tony Galcnto Beer-drinking Tony Gnlcnto goes high-hat nnd celebrates his win over forgo Brescia In New York by pnsn- infT up his favorite brew for a class of chnmpntrnc. Two-ton Tony removed the heavyweight contender in the first round. Caseys, Paramouhts Play in Twin Court Program at Armory Tonight Georges Team Invades in Interesting Scrap the miie relay team that won in 3:17.8 not a new Pcnn Relays record, but a new University morK. "Woodruff is one of four Pitt track men back this year, who, among them, hold seven university records. V/oodruff, as mentioned before, holds the quarter, half and mile marks. Ken Ryden holds both hurdle records, Walt Sterner is the school's two-milt champion and Johnny Bazyk is the standard bearer in the shot put." Columbus Knights, Sons of Italy Ahead Bowling on the West Penn alleys, the Knights of Columbus won the odd game from St. James and the Sons of Italy took two out of three from the Eagles in the City Duekpin League. F. Pis. 5 31 0 7 67 F. Pts. 0 0 33 Hazel No. 2 Humphreys, f ... Johnson, f Roberts, c Zamsky, g Fldelman, g Wardle, g Totals Casey Club Schrum, f Hasson, f ._ Quinn, f F. Miller, c Jones, g _ Blasey, g OVERHOLT STARS TRIP IRWIN FIVE Three Distillery Cage Teams on Road Wednesday Night. VARSITY MEETS CLAIRTON TEAM Overholt All Stars stepped Into high gear to dish out n 50 to 33 setback to the Irwin Machinists at Scottdale Armory, the home floor ol the distillers, Friday night. The fast moving tilt was in the bog for Overholt from the firs whistle although Irwin presented a fine exhibition of basketball at various stages. Bill Folti, captain of the Stars, set the gait for (he scorers, ringing up eight two-pointers and a brace o: fouls while Downey of Irwlh was runner-up with seven field goals tnd three free pitches. In the preliminary fray, Scottdale Merchants lost ^p the Grcensburg Merchants. A special attraction was introduction of the Overholt Little Stars, a newly organized club of lassies who arc plant employes. The girls put up n lively exhibition. The Little Stars will open their season Wednesday evening when they meet the Orpheum Theatre girls In Clairton where both will be in a preliminary to a double-header In which Overholt Stars, the second-stringers, will play the Large Distillery Quintet and then the Clairton Big Five will run up against the Overholt All Stars. The summary: Overholt All Stars G. Joe Tullcy, f 2 Cartwright, f r, Foltz, c 8 McCormick, g i Hart, g 3 Totals Irwin Machinists Carroll, f ..- Dcflorla, f : Wolfe, f Cook, c -Downey, g Naylor, g ..... Considerable interest is being manifested in Wednesday night's basketball scrap at Leiscnring No.- 1 where Dunbar Township will play host to a strong Georges quintet in what will be the third and deciding game of a series. The main attraction is listed for 8 o'clock with a preliminary carded for 7 o'clock. Georges and Dunbar hnve met twice, each winning. The two schools agreed to meet for the third time in a game for the benefit ot the infantile paralysis Foundation fund and because of the nature of the tilt there will be a slight increase in the regular admission rates. There will be much interest in the township, in the preliminary battle that brings together a pair of clubs boasting former Red and Black stars who have become divided in their opinion over their respective strength. They have been clamoring for a chance to strut their stuff and when the benefit tilt was booked, officials agreed to let the township alumni appear in the preliminary. Harry Phillips and Joe John of Uniontown will donate their services as officials for the court struggles. Carriers Topple, Servicemen lo Set Gait in Ducks Loop Bowling on the West Penn alleys, the Carriers continued in flrst place at the top of the standings in the second half of the City Industrial Duekpin League by sweeping aside the Service Men in three matches and the Pressmen went into a tie with the Printers for second place when they downed the Clerks three straight while the Printers, rolling off a postponed match with the Service Men, copped two out of three after blank- Ing the Meter Readers. Next Tuesday the Carriers and Pressmen tangle and the paper boys can go into first place by sweeping the series. Strong Kaufman Five of Uniontown to Be Chief Attraction. PRELIMINARY STARTS AT 7:30 YELLOW, BLUE WIN RAINBOW MATCHES Two of the best basketball contests ever carded at the same time are in store for fans who turn out tonight at State Armory for the Paramount- Red Flashes and Casey-Kaufman I tilts. The Paramounts and Caseys are two of the city's best clubs nnd will be stacked up against real opposition. The Caseys, Kaufman and Overholt quintet are outstanding contenders for the independent county championship and the results of tonight's battle will give the winner an important advantage. ' Coach "Red" George, former school and college star, has been trying out a few "pet" plays in practice sessions and is pleased with the way his boys have made them click. The Casey management announce that the doors will be open at 7 o'clock and extra bleacher scats will be provided to take care of a large crowd. The Parnmounts and Red Flashes play the first, game, starting at 7:30 o'clock. Bowling on the West Pcnn alleys, the Yellows won three straights from the Reds and the Blue made it three in a row over the Greens in the Girls Rainbow Duekpin League. Totals 20 11 03 Hnlftimc--44-24, Casey Club. · Referee,--Spadaro. Plugs, Fuses Winners In Girls Ducks Loop The Plugs defeated the Kilowatts and the Fusos bested the Sockets by two out of three margins in the West Pcnn Girls Duekpin League nt the Manhattan bowling alleys. ISrubakcr Must Pay. LOS ANGELES, Jnn. 23.--William Lee Brubaker, 26, inflelder for the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National Baseball League, must give his father, Charles L. Brubnker, once wealthy investment broker, $70 c month, a superior court judge ruled. In denying the elder Brubaker'c demand for $100 a month, the judge added $24 to the $45 monthly the son has been giving his father. DiMairgio Has Weakness. Joe DiMagglo, who does some oul- flelding for the Yankees, has a big weakness--Mel Harder of the Indians. "He can get me out faster than I can get to the plate," Joe says of the pitcher. F. Pts. 3 7 3 13 2 18 1 3 3 9 Totals Referee: Cordon. -- 19 G. 0 7 2 -- 13 12 50 F, Pis. 1 1 33 Seek Liquor Ads Ban. WASHINGTON, Jan. 23.--The Natlonnl Temperance and Prohibition Council asked for a ban on all advertising of whisky, wine and beer. The State Law requires a new Inspection'Tug ly .Tail. 31st." WHY WAIT 1 LONGER? Opposite West 1'emi Terminal. Phone 1252. nngs at Almost Half Price Comparable in Every Way to Tables Selling at $20. Smart Styles Tables like these HAKE a room. They're known as "Heirloom Quality" which Indicates how good tliey are. Coffee, cocktail, lamp and ond tables, for both modern nnd traditional rooms, in walnut or mahogany. You'll want them for yourself, and for gifts, too. Made to sell for much more, an advantageous purchase brings this value for this week. In fine Oriem patterns, and modern vugs too. Colors ·woven thru to the back. Many have deeply fringed ends. MODERN AXHSTER RUGS Fine quality Axniinster weaves that, wear and wear, in a multitude of modern-designs, and others that will "go" with" other types of" furnishings. You-'Xavc a wide choice .of colors and patterns^ so that you may choose for any room in the house. Size 9x12 ft. I HZ2B

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