The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on January 31, 1939 · Page 7
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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Tuesday, January 31, 1939
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 1939. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVTLLE, PA. PAGE SEVEN. Basketball Basketball QPORTORIALS **a* By JOHN H. WHORIC, Sports Editor ^^ WHAT ABOUT BOYS WHO AKE TO BE HELPED? University of Pittsburgh is "scheduled" to open its indoor track season Saturday in the Millrose A. A. games in New York City. A. A. U. officials claim the Panthers won't be permitted to compete unless the university adopts a different attitude about registration of Its athletes for such events whereupon the school replied that's contrary to its policy. As the two groups quibble, neither ·willing to budge an inch lor tear of Icsing lace, the average fan wonders if the officials aren't taking themselves a little too seriously without giving a thought to the persons most vitally concerned--the athletes. The way things stand right now, the Panthers, led by Olympic Champion Johnny Woodruff, won't compete in the Millrose or other A. A. U. programs. Such an uncompromising attitude, as displayed by the two factions, is injurious to the whole athletic setup and unless there is a tendency to yield a point it might be said that the principal interest of those behind the activities is in themselves and not the boys who are supposed to be benefitted most from such a program. The bickering--which we hope is dropped in time so that the Pitt runners can compete without trouble reminds you o£ the boy who owned a baseball and said the game would have to be played according to his rules but the boy whose father owned the vacant lot said he'd have something to say about it or there wouldn't be a game on that lot. BITS HERE AND THERE Tommy Speigal of Uniontown, ·who has been going at a great clip in New York and New Jersey boxing "SCREENING" IS IMPORTANT TO FLOOR QUINTETS "Screening," a new type of team coordination, makes blocking as important to a basketball team as to a football team, according to Johnny Lawther, ba-iketball coach at Penn State Collegi!. Upsetting TO a great extent the older "man for man" and "zone" systems of play, the new offense depends entirely on one offensive man engaging two defensive players while the free man cuts for the basket. The action of draxving two players to one man is largely physchological, since physical contact in the "blocking" is strictly illegal. The system is set into action when A, an offensive player deep in enemy territory, cuts toward a teammate outside the defenses zone taking his guard, A-l, with him. B, the other offensive player, passes to A coming toward him, skirts inside A, while A legally impedes B, from intercepting B as he takes a return pass from A and cuts for the basket. Lawther says the new "screening" offense is supplanting the older "set play" and "pivot play" offensive. Among the individual adaptations of the "screening" offensive are the "weaving," "figure-eight" and "crisscross" offensive. Among the most spectacular of these styles is the "figure-eight" system, devised by Coach "Red" Carlson of the University of Pittsburgh, who trains his squad on ice cream and urges his boys on with the slogan, "a point a minute." EVERSON WON'T BE OUTDONE Bernard Walczak of Everson writes the editor: "The Eversorv Merchants are determined not to be outdone by any other community in regard to sponsoring athletic teams. The boys of the Sverson district have assembled circles, is given a .238 rating by j a^ very fast basketball ^club which is Collyer's Eye's latest rating of '"' ' " ' "" '" light-weights in the counti-y. Tommy _is now nearing the "big 10" of that iaivision. The countian rates along '"'With Tony Canzoncri, former cham- jion, now on the comeback trail, iammy Angott of Washington, Pa., places fifth . . . Philadelphia Eagles are anxious to pay Davey O'Brien, T. C. U. all-American quarterback, "8,000 for a year's football . . . j;-oflt of $61,000 on the East-West "ill-star grid scrap New Year Day in San Francisco was the largest in the 14 years of the game . . . Minnesota bad gate receipts of $327,211.24 for its football tiffs and admits it cost only $49,100 to conduct the sport . . . Stanford University has installed z course on how to become a good sports spectator but the classes are restricted to co-eds . . . Bob Feller of the Indians set a new record ·when he walked 208 batters last year. We wonder if Bob's fireball delivery is the reason for his racing driver tactics behind the steering wheel of a gas buggy . . . The American League swatted 864 home runs in 1938 for a new mark . . . Tom Sharkey, the former fighter, has landed a job as a special policeman at the Golden Gate Fair . . . A New Jersey fight natural would be Jimmy Braddock vs. Tony what would it prove? Galenic but . Strangler Lewis is training for a comeback despite his 52 years . . . Because too many pretty co-eds were attending basketball practice and getting his athletes' mind off their work, Coach on-est Twogood of the University of Idaho had to lock the gym doors . . . An offer of $35,000 for two years of exhibition at the world's fair was turned down by Sammy Snead, the West Virginia golfer . . . Joey Ferrando, Jersey City lightweight beaten into unconsciousness in a fight in Pittsburgh with Sammy Angott of Washington, Pa., has been advised to take a rest of three months from the ring game . . . Bill Kern is going on a new two-year tenure as coach at Carnogie Tech, settling rumors that he might succeed Jock Sutherland at Pitt. When the suggestion reached Kern, he was quoted 2s smilingly replying: "It's like working in heaven at Tech" . . . There are about 200 district species of wild ducks in the world. One-fourth of this number is found in North America. Some of the divers have been recovered at depths of 90 feet by fishermen with nets. The ruddy duck is one of the smallest of our ducks but his lady produces an egg as large as that of a great blue herron . . . Patrick Edward Comiskey of Patterson, N. J., only 18 years old and just a baby in the business, is being hailed as the new miracle man of maul--the hardest puncher in the world. Ed Faryne of the 20th Century Club made the claim, backed by others who have seen him sock. Son of an iron foundry worker, he loves to fight, C. C. Slapnicka, Cleveland's vice- president, insists the Yankees can be beaten and added he wouldn't be ?urprised if the Indians turned the trick. And a trick it would be if it was done. He said he's counting on Bob FeJler to win around 20 and teamed with Johnny Allen and Mel Harder to account for 55 to 60 ... Names of Eddie Coliins, George Sisler and Wee Willie Keeler have been added to baseball's hall of fame, each receiving more than 75 per cent of votes necessary from the Baseball' Writers Association. Already 19 names have been immortalized in the diamond shrine at Cooperstown, N. Y. . . . Coach Clair Bee o! Long Island University, a n a l y z i n g ' his baskctbnll MICCC.SS, said i t was chiefly riue. to the "shock troop" t-;r^c- team. playir.g two or three times a week. New uniforms were purchased by merchants after they had conferred with Coach Walczak. The uniforms are black with white lettering of the name of the following merchants: Little White House Inn, King's Corner Grocery, Sherrick's Market, Sam's Shoe Shop, American Store, White Eagle Tavern, Everson Drug, Almo Tavern, Malik's Welding Shop, V. F. W. Post No. 595 and Ferguson undertaking establishment." T h e coach said the members of his team are grateful for the support which makes the club possible. which sponsor such events Yale spent $489,000 on athletics last year by Act Parker has been purchased Portsmouth of the Piedmont E Cokers Seeking First oor League Vidtory At Jeannette Tonight Dunbar Township Host To West Newton in Important Game. SCOTTDALE, FIVE GOESTONORWIN Second half of the W. P. I. A. L. cage season opens tonight with four district teams on the road while two entertain on their home courts. Connellsville High, trying for its first league victory, is at Jeannette; Scottdalc?, with a mathematical chance for Section Nine laurels, invades Norwin; Perry Township meets Rostraver Township, one of the leaders in Section 17, and Mount Pleasant hopes to go into a tie for fourth place in Section 13 with Youngwood by coppir.g a victory over the Railroaders at that place. Dunbtir Township and West Newton, two of the three leaders in the tiUc chase in Section 17, meet at Leisenring gym and the loser will be shunted into second place. The Newts topped the Red and Black in the first half but Coach Bruce M. Shearer's lads have shown considerable improvement since then. East Huntingdon Township is host to Derry Borough in the other home fray. explains, "but they have terrific drive and enthusiasm. That works two ways: It keeps the pressure on our j opponents and it keys up the seniors to fight for their jobs." He' has one set policy: He teaches his boys to shoot baskets--more baskets than the other fellow . . . When a New York City garbage truck ran over their $11 football, the driver shouted derisively: "Have the mayor get you a new one." The neighborhood kids took him at his word and Mayor La- Guardia saw to it that they got a new one for $14.50 . . . Eddie Boiand, former Scottie, fielded .948 for Buffalo Bisons last year, committing eight miscues in 153 chances . . . Robin Lee of St. Paul, just turned 19, mounted the throne as the kingmen of United States men fancy skaters for the fifth straight year with a superb free skating exhibition . . . Morris Harvey College will play 10 games next season, of ivhich seven have been listed, as follows: Sept. 22, New River, night; Sept. 30, at Glenville; Oct. 6, Arkansas A. M., night; Oct. 14, West Virginia Wesleyan; Oct. 20, Davis Elkins; Nov. 4, Ohio University, and Nov. , 25, Marshall College . . . Woman golfers who follow the winter circuit of invitational tournaments must pay their own expenses, U. S. Golf Association has warned, sending letters o£ admonition to prominent players and operators of hotels and resorts Param.ou.nt Five Easily Trips Scots Scoring sprees In the first and fourth periods enabled the Para- mounts to capture an easy but exciting contest from the Scottdale Clover Farm by a GO-37 score Monday night at State Armory. It was the 22nd triumph for the theatre lads. The locals held a 15-5 advantage at the end of the first quarter and though outscored in the next two periods stiil held a five-point lead going into the last frame. A big spurt in this quarter found the Paramounts scoring 20 points against two for Scottdale. The line-tips: G. 1 6 7 4 7 1 F. ris. Conwoy, f _____________ Stipa, f ........... ------McMullen, c ---Kline, g ....... ------Blasey, g ............. Testa, f _.. ..... -----Brown, f ..... ..... _ -- ___________ 1 Robinson, g ---------- 0 Totals ScoUdale Con way, f -Bainbridge, f Skemp, c _ Johnson, g -Davis, g Ccsini, f jEicher, g 6 60 P. Ms. 0 8 0 ' 0 1 0 _ 4 Totals 14 Score by quarters: Paramounts 15 13 12 20--60 Scottdale 5 1 7 1 3 2--37 Referee--Logan. Umpire--Hyatt. League from the Chattanooga Lookouts who recently acquired the former grid star from Baltimore Orioles . . . Guy Bush, former Pirate and I Cub pitcher, is willing to bet one ol his service stations against ?500 that he can win more games for Chicago this year than Dizzy Dean . . . Philadelphia Athletics may be out $25,000 paid for Outfielder Dee Miles of Chattanooga as the player is thinking of chucking the game to manage his father's hotel and saloon in Buttc, Mont. Clowns Booking Games. Detroit Clowns basketball team, handled by Nat C. Strong, Inc., of World Building, New York City, has open dates or. February 25, 2C, 27 and 28 and March 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 and would like to play in this region. Kidnaped, Robbed Basketball Results Duquesne 47, Carnegie Tech 34. Geneva 37, John Marshall 30. Minnesota 34, Chicago 27. Nebraska 51, Iowa State 44. Fordham 43, Georgetown 34. Missouri 52, Washington 32. Catholic U. 41, Loyola (B) 35. Charleroi 45, Donora 25. Redstone 53, East Pike Run 34. N. Belle Vernon 41, East Bethlehem 29. German Township 32, Centerville 20. "It's not ' · - · x t r a une V ;tt our rc.-crvf.s JH-C such bnsUelbali pluycrs," Bee Eagles, Sons of Italy Triumph ai Duckpins Bowling on the West Penn alleys.; the Eagles took two out ot three from i St. James Cafe and the Sous of lUily I went down to defeat in the odd game ' before the Knights of Columbus in the the City Duckpin League. j Mrs.T. F. D. Wainwright Socially prominent T. F. Dtxon Waiivwright of Lower Gwyncdd, Pa., and his wife were kidnaped by two bandits who forced their car off the roan then robbed them of 55,000 in wish acid jewelry. The thugs fled ivith t!:c kc.ia to Wainwright's car, leaving the victims to walk for aid. W. P. 1. A. L. CAGE SUMMARIES SECTION FOUR Standing- of the Clubs. W. L. _ 5 0 4 1 III 3 2 2 3 1 4 5 Charleroi - -Monessen ·· Brownsville -Donora Mo.nongahela California Pot. .800 .600 .400 .200 .000 Games Tonight. Charieroi at Donora. Monongahela at Brownsville. SECTION NINE Standing of the Clubs. W. L. Johnstown -- --- 5 1 Norwin 5 1 Greensburg 5 1 Scottdale 3 3 Latrobc ~ 2 4 Jeannette 1 5 Connellsville 0 6 Pet. .833 .833 .833 .500 .333 .167 .000 Games Tonifrhl. Connellsville at Jeannette. Scottdale at Norwin. Lntrobe at Johnstown. SECTION 17 Standing of the Clubs. W. L. Dunbar 6 Rostraver 6 West Newton 6 South Huntingdon _ 4 Sewickley -Perryopolis Fayette City 1 Belle Vernon 0 Pet. .857 ,857 .851 .571 .429 .286 .143 .000 Games Tonifht. Belle Vernon at Fayette City. Perryopolis at Rostraver. South Huntingdon at Sewickley. West Newton at Dunbar. SECTION 13 Standing of the Clubs. W Ligonier . . . . . . 6 Derry Borough ----- 4 Hurst -·! Youngwood --- 3 Mt. Pleasant .. East Huntingdon 1 Derry Township 1 L 0 2 2 3 Pet. I.OOO .667 .607 .500 .333 .167 .167 Games Tonifht. Ligonier at Derry Township, Derry at East Huntingdon. Mount Pleasant ,-\t Youngwood. Retrenchment Program Hits Unionfown Office UNIONTOWN, Jan. 31--Retrenchment program of the State Highway Department reached District 12 offices here. Announcement xvas mode 18 members of the local staff were advised their services would not be required after February 1. Those who received notices included Assistant Superintendent Edward Reed. Amps, Volts Ahead In Ducks Circuit Bowling on the West Penn alleys, the Amps took two out of three from the Lines and the Volts swept three straights from the Watts in the \Vest Penn Duckpin League. Bonus for Babies. PITTSBURGH, Jan. 31.--Representative John J. Baker is planning to introduce a bill in the Legislature requiring the State to pay a 550 "baby bonus" for every child born c " needy parents. He said the bill would ensure "every needy mother having a child the medical attention she "deserves." TUNNEY TYPE By Jack Sords COA14 RgWI/JOgP OlJUOHERS OF ee/oe itw^ey m MIS ReceAir URser VictWRy CA/SR. - 4g MU. xfcetupf ib 4IS SUPERIORITY 1*1 A. BOUT I»J COPYRICMI. inn. KING CASEYS TRIP JEANNETTE IN GREAT SCRAP The Casey basketball quintet spilled Jeannettc Merchants by a 49-42 score Monday night at State Armory as every member of the local team scored two or more points. The same was close and hard fought all the way. The local passers gained a five-point lead in the first quarter but were held even in the second as the hall ended 20-15. Jimmy Albino's cagers picked up three more points in tola! sccre in the third period and then busied themselves with beating back a determined Jeannette attack in the final canto. Art Ruff headed the Casey scorers with n points, closc'y followed by Gene Hasson and Freddy Miller who tallied nine each. Pierce and Millcn led the visitors' scoring ·with 13 and 12 points respectively. Saturday night the Caseys meet the strong Overholt aggregation at Scottdale Armory. The Caseys iind Overboil hold victories over the Kaufman quintet of Umontown-- these three being considered '.'.he strongest teams in the county-and a victory Saturday will establish superiority, at least temporarily, for one or the other. The line-ups: Caseys G. ,, 3 2 4 _ 1 , 2 5 ANOTHER FOOT RACE BETWEEN JOE LOUIS BOB PASTOR LIKELIf By United Press. NEW YOHK, Jan. 31.--If Joe Louis defends the heavyweight title again before summer, it almost certainly will be against Bob Pastor, the ex- New York University football player who once stayed 10 rounds with the Brown Bomber by backpedalling the entire distance. Promoter Mike Jacobs wants to show the Bomber in Madison Square Garden again March 31 but is not certain fight fans will again fork up S1Q.50 for ringside seats to see another "rabbit shooting" as in the John Henry Louis fiasco. Not wanting to waste Tony Galento's drawing power an an indoor bout and with the only other two "suitable?" challengers--Max Baer and Lou Nova paired for May 25-unavailable, Jacobs feels that Pastor may be the best bet. F. Pis. Schrum, f .. Hosson, f F. Miller, c Blnsey, g ... Quinn, g ... Mcranda, f Ruff, g 11 Totals Jeannette Millen, f Fath, f I Pierce, c Arena, g McClorfiey, Shearer, g 9 49 F. Pts. Will Play Wednesday. Mount Pleasant B. M. A. basUctccrs will meet the Suntorcllti Service quintet ai Mount Pleasant State Armory Wednesday night. Among the starters for B. M. A. will be Frank Anderson, James Crusan and Mike Lanz. Eddie Queer is outstanding for the SantoreUas. Kegetta on June 17. Poughkeepsie (N. Y.) regetta will be held June 17, the Intercollegiate Bowing Association announced. Freshmen crews will start at 4 P. M., the junior varsity at 5 and the varsity at 6, California, Washington, Princeton, Wisconsin and Massachusetts Tech have been invited. Lou Ambers Signed Up. Lou Ambers, former lightweight champion, has been matched for a 12-rounder in Madison Square Garden on February 24 with Baby Arizmendi of Mexico. It will be their third meeting, one ending in Lou's favor and the other a draw. Voiture Plans "Fan Night." Legionnaires and veyaguers from all parts of Western Pennsylvania are expected to attend the "fun night" program of Westmoreland County Voiture 46. 40 et 8, Thursday night, February J6, in Greensburg Armory. Totals 18 6 12 Non-scoring substitutes--Walters, Zimmerman. Score by quarters: Caseys 12 Jeannotte 7 .Referee--Hart. Umpire--Rude. 10 in--49 7 20--42 Enlist in Army. Anthony D. Franklin of Connellsville. Robert E. Dynes of SmithBeld and John J. Sankovich of Smock have enlisted in the United States Army through the Uniontown recruiting station in charge of Sergeant James H. Smith. NORTH UNION TO APPEAR AT ARMORY GYM Coach Ear! Trump Hopeful Team Can Capture First Tilt. JUNIOR TEAMS WILL BATTLE Immaculate Conception High meets North Union Township Wednesday night at State Armory in a regularly scheduled cage contest in the Fayette-Greene League. The Owls have yet to win a league game although several times the result was not decided until the last minute of the fray. Coach Earl Trump has been juggling his'iine-up in an effort to hit a winning combination and tomorrow . night the Night Riders will make a determined effort to avenge the setback suffered at the hands of North Union earlier in the season. Preceding the main attraction, the junior varsities of the two schools will play a preliminary £ame which starts at 7:15 o'clock.' The varsity contest gets under way at 8:15 o'clock. Waffs, Lines Take v Ducks Loop (James The Watts won the odd game from 'the Ohms and the Lines made it two out of three from the Volts in the West Penn Duckpin League at West Penn bowling alleys Monday night. Presidents Meet Cats Tomorrow . WASHINGTON, Pa., Jan. 31.-Fresh and ready to go again after taking several days off to recover from the semi-annual ordeal cf semester examinations, W. j.'s- basketball Presidents will resume their 1939 campaign here Wednesday evening in the college gym when they play host to St. Vincent's formidable court crew. Saturday, the Presidents will have another crack at the Marietta Pioneers, when they invade Washington for their' annual clash with the Red and Black passers. Last year Marietta contributed a walloping to the Presidents and helped them deeper into their early season slump. , Fighter Under Knife. Marion Klingensmith, son of Councilman and Mrs. Lee KJingen- smith of Brownsville, widely known throughout Western Pennsylvania ?s an amateur boxer, underwent an operation Friday in Brownsville General Hospital for correction of a hernia suffered while working for the borough. Klingensmith has often fought under the laurels of the Connellsville Recreation Center. Coach's Pay Better. Hot Stovers say that Bill Killefer will get more as a coach of. the Brooklyn Dodges than he did as manager of the Sacramento team last season. Local Boys Pitt Hope Fuses, Sockefs Win In Girls Ducks Loop Rolling on 1 the -Manhattan alleys, the Fuses spilled the Kilowatts in the odd game and the Sockets took over the Plugs by the same rr argin in the West Penn Girls Duckpin League.. Increase Bowl Seattefr. An increase of 30,000 to 70,000 in the seating facilities at Tular.e Stadium has been announced by the New Orleans Mid-Winter Sports Association.. A bond issue of S550,00fl is to be floated to pay the bill. Pirates Home Wednesday. Pittsburgh Pirates will play f t Duquesne University gym, meeting Wan-en Penns i n - t h e National Pro Basketball League. It is the only home appearance this week of the Buccos. *K .-· PITTSBURGH, Jan. 31.--As the Pitt Panthers face a "crucial" week in their Eastern Conference competition, the hopes of winning a championship will rest no little on three 01" the local boys' in.' the Pitt line-up. The.trio, who played against each other in Pittsburgh's city high schools, are Eddie Straloski. crack little forward, a good shot and a better floor man; Mel Port, center, from Carrick, who h : i s . L . . n ti. .key man on the Pitt a-..".-.·!; a-d d .'. .53 thus far; and Jimmy" Ki-in, rg.-.-e:vive forward from Soulh Kilk, whose specialty is set shots'from the sides. ' I n their-big week of conference competition,'the Panthers have to get by Temple's'Owls at the Pitt Stadium tonight a'hd "Carnegie's Tartans, already boasting one win over Pitt, Saturday night, also in the stadium.

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