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THURSDAY, JANUARY 20,1938. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVILLE, PA. 5E NINE. ,£i ... ^ !*. Basketball THE TAT/^YDT T^ WUKLIJ Basketball Sportofials By JOHN H. WHOBIC Sports Editor INVENTOR OF BASKETBALL GAME GIVES VIEWS Dr. James Naismith, inventor of the game of basketball, n bitter opponent of elimination of the center lump after scoring, declares that the new rule has slowed down Instead oit spcediny up the game. "Under the old rules, it took four seconds from the time the basket was made until the referee threw up the ball for the new lump," Dr. Naismith said. "Under the new rules the team that is scored upon has five seconds to take the ball out of bounds and put it back Into play. It has an additional 10 seconds to get j£ past the center line and Into scoring territory. That makes a total of 15 seconds. "Under which rules is the gome faster? "In one college game I saw under the new rules, one team, after passing the center line, threw the ball back and forth 343 times without an opponent touching it. This took 12 minutes. Such a thing kills the Interest of spectators. They want to see the ball in play, in the air, 'n the basket." The founder of the great Indoor sport which seems to be meeting with increasing popularity as the years roll on asserts that to eliminate the advantage a tall man has over a short one at the center jump it is necessary only to give each member of the team a turn at the jump, rotating members throughout the game. Another possibility, he says, is to throw up the ball 12 fee instead of the usual throe. This places a premium on timing and gives a smaller man a better chance. "But," Dr. Naismith points out "basketball was devised to give the . tall, lanky man a sport. "Football Is for the heavy men, track for tl^e fas and baseball for the strong." To Dr. Naismith basketball "stil Is one sweet game"--and center jump or no center jump, he never misses an opportunity to see a contest. He's always attempting to devise new tricks for the game he lnvcnte and here are two of his suggestions Equip baskets with tight corls BO the ball will remain in 'em for second. "Spectators like to see the basket cords bounce and, when a bal goes through so fast and accurately there is no motion In the basket the spectators feel cheated." Have an electric basket that flash cs a red light every time a ball goes through the hoop. Perry Township Takes Over South Huntingdon For Initial League Win Wilkie and Rollins Set Pace for Commodore Quintet. ' AT WEST NEWTON ON FRIDAY NIGHT Perry Township High turned back the strong bid of a scrappy South Huntingdon Township q u i n t e t Wednesday night at Perryopolls by a score of 35 to 25 in Section 18 of the W. P. I. A. L. It was the Initial triumph for the Commodores In league competition after three consecutive upsets and the win enabled the clan of J. Rist Stim- mcl to escape a cellar tie with the opposition. Wilkie paced the Commodores as he shot six field goals and a brace of fouls while Rollins was runner-up with 11 points, followed by Smith of South Huntingdon who tallied 10. Umontown High will hold its nn- iual football banquet on Monday vening at 6.30 o'clock at White wan Hotel thfre with Marshall Little Sleepy) Glenn, athletic coach t West Virginia, as the principal pcaker. He will have with him some motion pictures of the college grid cason, including scenes of the Sun iowl game in which Harry Clark, Uniontown High graduate, distinguished himself. Friday Perry Newton. The summary: S. Huntingdon Walters, f Johnston, t Silvasy, c Smith, g Downey, g ___ journeys to West Having stamped himself as one of he greatest sluggers in the big cagucs, Joe Mcdwlck, formerly of Scottdalc, has refused to accept the contract offered him by the St. Louis Cardinals. Mcdwlck will have to work for a much smaller figure than he could collect if he were with cither New York club or Chicago Cubs. Mcdnick said "I want it understood that my salary demands arc lascd upon my actions on the field and I feel that I am entitled to a substantial increase over last year." Totals Perryopolls Wilkie, f Frency, f -Rollins, c _ Hozenlc, g _ Statzula, g Blair, f G. - 1 _ 3 . 1 _ 4 _ 1 F. Pte. G. _ 6 _ 0 _ 5 _ 2 _ 0 _ 2 3 . 5 0 6 0 2 2 10 0 2 5 25 F. Pis. Totals 15 Score by periods: S. Huntingdon 2 10 FeiTyopolls 4 12 Referee--Dickinson. 5 35 S 7--25 9 10--35 MT. PLEASANT WINS SECOND MAT PROGRAM BITS HERE AND THERE Scottdale established a record o lome kind when it scored 15 out of 16 foul shots to defeat Latrobe in Section 9 Tuesday. . . Dcrry Township was on its way to a victory over Hurst when its star forward, Walbaum, started the Scarlet Hurricane attack with a field goal in the Moon Clark five's basket. It was a tragedy for the Derry player but his deed is not uncommon in the cage sport. . . Wheatficld Park is the name of tho WPA project calling for building of the athletic plant for the local school district on the South Side... Greensburg Nimrods came back with a vengeance" to topple Service Company of Scottdale, 42-35. The guardsmen led, 24-16, at the half... Despite the publicity he has been getting because of his brilliant individual scoring record, AUle Luczak hasn't become too big for the Cokcr squad. If he would~wear a hat, we could say that his old fedora still fits. That's the type of athlete you read about and seldom see. . . Johnstown scored the first three points but Greensburg came back strong to take a 11-5 lead at the first quarter that was never surrendered. The Westmoreland countyscaters look like the best in Section 9 but there's no telling what will happen when the sfaie teams clash at the Flood City next month . . Collapse of the world champion Detroit Red Wings, a team that scourged the National Hockey League for two seasons, looms as one of the biggest sports surprises of the year. The club is wallowing around · in the depths of the league with more defeats to date than were dropped during the entire 1936-37 campaign . . , Dunbar Township High dropped Confluence, a non-W. P. I. A. member although enrolled in the P. I. A. A. as Class B, together with German Township and South Union , while supplanting them with Derry -Township and Mount Pleasant. There are nine games on the 1938 calendar while 10 were listed for 1937. Bast Huntingdon, however, cancelled after the death of a player. . . Seventh annual meeting of Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs will be held in Harrisburg February 12. Judge Grover C. Ladncr of Philadelphia is president... Bob Pastor, New York heavy, has signed contracts to fight Buck Tracey in Boston on Monday, Buck Everett in Washington on January 28 and Al Ettore Philadelphia in February. Wlndbcr Whips Somerset. Wmdber, playing before the largest crowd of the year, turned in a 33 to 23 decision to replace Somerset High as the county circuit pacesetter. The Miners made 15 field goals and Somerset eight. Windbcr Junior Varsity was whipped, 22 to 10, by Somerset. Files Suit for $412.90. GREENSBURG, Jan 20-John J. Stiehm of Donora filed suit against Samuel C. and W. W. Daugherty of Rostravcr township for $41290 as a result of an automobile accident in Roitraver township December 4, last Shade Township Bo\vi. Shade Township lost .a 29 to 18 verdict to Fnedens Franklin Township Is Defeated by Decisive Margin. BOXING BOUTS ARE PRESENTED MOUNT PLEASANT, Jan. SO^The Ramsay High School wrestling team came through with its seconc straight win at Ramsay gym Tuesday evening, when it defeated FranjUln Township by a 37 to 6 score. The summary: 85-pound class--Chcrepho, Franklin, defeated Zcgglin on a decision. 95-pound class -- Gabos, Moun Pleasant, defeated Waltenbaugh on a decision. 105-pound class--Zcgglin, Mouui Pleasant, defeated Terrington, on a fall in 30 seconds. 115-pound class--Gettcmy, Moun Pleasant, defeated Patty on a fall in one minute, 45 seconds. 125-pound class -- F. Cernuto Mount Pleasant, defeated King on fall. 145-pound class -- Kalp, Moun Pleasant, defeated Wible iji a fall. 165-pound class--Gaurlotti, Franklin, defeated O. Fiandaca on a decision. Heavyweight class--S. Fiandaca Mount Pleasant, defeated Bartoloucc on a fall. The referee was Marsh of Greensburg. , As a preliminary, boxing was in- troduccd with four boutr, each o two rounds. There we-e no dcci sions. Taking part were Foust an Fcsta at 130 pounds; Atkins am Costablle at 120 pounds; Wilson anc Terry and Kubiak and Balak at 135 pounds. Danny's Shoe Shop Takes Measure of Dunbar Baptists Danny's Shoe Shop scored a 34 to 21 verdict over the Dunbar Baptls basketecrs at the Furnace Town WPA Recreation Center. The summary: Baptists Beigley, f J D. Bake, f. Jarvis, c Nygren, g Parker, g . Yutzy, f A. Nygren, f -H. McDowell, g . Totals ... G. _1 . 0 . 3 . 1 . 2 . 0 . 1 . 1 . 9 F. Pts 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 Non-scoring substitute--Yulzy. Danny's Shoe Shop G. F. Pts D-Higettl, f 3 Cartwright, f 3 Danarsadc, c . Perms, g Conti, g 3 3 _. 3 Sports Gleanimgs The Wcstinghouse basketball quintet chalked up another win Wednes- ny night at State Armory defeating he strong California State Teachers College passers in a hard fought con- est, 38 to 32. The game was really decided in tho first quarter when the Fayette county champs bewildered the visitors' de- cnsc with a dazzling passing attack to gain a 9-2 advantage. From then 3n neither side showed any supcr- ority cither offensively or dcfcnslve- y though the teachers did manage to whittle one point off louse lead. The Westinghouse Scores of 232,656 entrants in the Nation-wide $34,000 red crown swecpstakcb indicated that the average bowler scores exactly 154 7. The average was figured from the actua! scores tallied in seven weeks of hrcc-gamc matches by the entrants who bowled 4,872,000 lines to qualify for the big money. Six weeks 01 ?rlze play begins in 1,532 cities and iowns the week of January 24. Lassie, a brown and white collie was accused of biting Louis Trcnto who sought $200 damages from the master in Chicago courts. To demonstrate the dog's docility, the owner had his daughter, three, leap on the animal's back, tweak its car and pul the tail with Impunity. In dismiss- Ing the suit, Judge Thomas Green ruled: "This dog docs not seem to be vicious. Besides common law provides every dog is entitled to at leas one bite." Walter Winchell, Broadway's prizi keyholer, writes that Joe Louis ha: something else on his mind besides professional fighting. It appears, ac cording to Wuichcll, that Joe and hi missus have decided to call it quits and already have arranged for a quiet settlement. Paramount Winning Spree Is Shattered Playing at Waynesburg Wcdnes day, the Paramount Juniors me their first defeat at the hands of th strong Waynesburg Recreation Ccn ter team by a score of 31 to 22. The visitors' court was one of thos "trick floors" where a shot may be attempted only near the foul circl due to the low ceiling. The horn team presented a strong defense tha bottled up any chances of the loral making any long "shots Despite th handicap the theatre lads playec brilliant ball. Jackie Kline and Harry Lopes showed \ up well for the loca combination while Taylor and Chap man looked good for the "Yellov Jackets," the former stealing scorin; honors lor the evening with si: double-deckers and one chanty toss The college town team will be me by the Paramounts at State Armory later In the season. The local aggregation will travel te Coraopolis on Friday to meet th strong Coraopolis Trojans. The summary: Paramount G. Furtney, 1 0 Stone, f 0 Hoover, c 0 Robinson, g 1 Kline, g 3 Jones, f . -- 1 Lopes, f --_ __--__»_ 3 Conway, c 1 F. IHs 1 a o o o o Totals Non-scoring substitute--Shcetz. Waynwburir Taylor, t Chapman, f Davis, c Lcmley, g Staggers, g . Totals .. G. . C . 3 1 . 3 0 -13 F. 1 1 1 2 0 Non-scoring substitutes--Fordyce Porter, Hickman Score by quarters- Paramount -- 0 12 Wayncsburg . 8 6 Referee--McClellan. Umpire--Cage. 0 10--2 4 13--3 Totals Score by qaurUrs 1 Baptists Danny's _ Referee--Cam o .15 4 8 4 12 7--21 9--34 Fay-West Stamp Collectors Meet Friday Evening The Fay-West Philatelic Societ will meet nt 8 o'clock Friday nigh at Carnegie Free Library. There have been numerous discus sions of interest recently. Walter S Oalcman's name was drawn for th "bank night" prize but he was no present and It was held over Dale Bents Slianksvillc Dale took a 33 to 19 victory ovc Stonycrcek Township High Slianksvillc. WESTINGHOUSE TOPPLES CALIFOkNIA TEACHERS; LOCALS AT HOME FRIDAY the Westing- passers play Friday at the "Armory with Hazel- Atlas No 2 of Washington furnishing he opposition A preliminary game between the Hazel-Atlas girls and n team composed of the "fair" mcm- crs of the High School faculty has ccn arranged It was announced by Wcstinghouse Manager Joe May. The preliminary starts at 7:30 o'clock vhllc the main attraction Is billed for 8:30 o'clock. The line-ups: Wcstlnghouse G. F. Its. Schrum, f -Reed, f Recreation Notes By WALTER R. MISKINIS After a parley with Alfred R. Barr, coach of the Connellsville High School swimming team, arrangements wc.j made for a meet between the High School and Recreation Center on Wednesday, January 26, at the High School. A lot of credit should bo given to Johnny Holt for the fine port he played in reviving volleyball in the city this winter. Holt got his idea while on the playgrounds this summer and organized an outdoor volleyball league that created a great deal of interest With the State Armory and the Y. M. C. A. going along with Holt this winter it was not long before the sport broke into the limelight after being in the background for more than a decade W. P. I. A. League 11 Summaries I SECTION 18 Yesterday's Result. Perry Township 35, South. Huntingdon 25. SUndln? of the Club*. W. I/. Roslravcr _______ Belle Vcrnon West Newton -Fayette City Perry Township Sewicklcy South Huntingdon -- 0 Pet. 1000 .750 .750 .600 .250 .250 .000 W. Miller, c _ UcCormlck, 8 Jones, g F. Miller, e -Hart, g G. . 0 . 3 . 4 . 0 . 1 . 7 _2 Totals 17 Saturday, January 22, will climax the end of the first half of the Recreation Center Junior Basketball league. The schedule for Saturday 'ollows: Paramount Juniors vs. First M. E Juniors at 10 A. M., I. C. Frosh and Lou's at 11 A, M , Gales vs. S'orth Dawson at 1 P. M , and Dunbar and Willow Inn at 1:45 P. M. Non-scoring substitute--Ruff. lallfornla Elliott, £ Speichcr, f Swartz, c . Poet, g -.__________- Fuchlck, g Keller, f Liggett, g Totals 15 Scoring by quarters: Wcstinghouse , 9 California 2 Referee--Hasson. Umpire--Floto. G. 6 2 . 0 . 0 . 0 . 3 . 4 F. Pte. 0 12 0 7 10 12--38 9 10 11--32 Easf Huntingdon Bows io Youngwood In League Contest ALVERTON, Jan. 20.--Youngwood High took its third win in Section 10 at the expenses of East Huntingdon Township by 30 to 12. The summary: Younfrn-ood Crosby, I Jones, f J. Brandt, c _____ P. Brandt, g McClellan, g Hudson, g _______ the score of G. .4 F. rts. i i i i 2 0 Totals -Alverton Morgan, t . Smith, f _ Pctro, c Popovcc, g Thorn, g -- Clausncr, g 12 G. _0 _0 6 30 F. rts. 0 Totals Scoring by quarters: Youngwood 9 Alverton 5 Referee--Lynch. 10 12 3 13 1 3 5--30 3--12 Dunbar High School Whips Independents In Low Scoring Game But 14 points were scored at the Dunbar WPA Recreation floor as the Dunbar High School took an 8 to 6 decision over the Dunbar Independents Hlch School G. F. rts. Bogosky, f 2 0 4 Denelln, f 1 0 2 Spingler, c _______ 1 0 Mancinia, g j: 0 0 0 I'incrd, g 0 0 0 Gent, g 0 0 0 Totals 4 0 J3 Non-scoring substitute--Gent. Independents G. T". X*fo, A . Denclla, I 1 1 3 Jarvis, f 0 0 C D . Denclla, c - 1 1 3 DcAngclla, g «.____,, 0 0 C Curtncy, g ________ 0 0 C Tolnls ,, Score by quarters: High School . . 2 Independents 0 Referee--I/ Harvey. 2--8 3--6 Shamrocks Win At Waynesburg By Big Margin The Connellsville Recreation Center Shamrocks swamped the Murphy store quintet of Waynosbgurg al Waynesburg Wednesday night, 41-2. The local girls were making their shots and almost scored at will despite a low celling which prevented tries from out on the floor. The Shamrocks threw up a tight defense which the Greene county girls could not penetrate. "Izzy" Mctzgcr and "Dot" Rowo featured for the local WPA Recreation Center tomboys while Porter starred for Waynesburg. The line-ups: Shamrocks G. F. Fts Rowe, f 5 0 Phillips, t 3 0 Tulley, c 4 1 Mctzgcr, g 5 2 Scott, g 1 0 Seese, g 1 o Totals Waynesburr South, f Lohr, f Rush, c Jennings, g Porter, g G. 0 0 0 0 1 3 41 F. Pis. 0 0 0 0 0 Totals 1 0 Non-scoring substitutes--Waynesburg, Jennings, Ogden, McClellan Phillips. RcJCercc--McClellan. Umpire--Cage. VANDERBILT IS CONQUERED BY PLAYBOYS Vanderbilt wont down to a 42 to 18 trimming before the Hi-Dc-Ho Club of Dunbar at the Furnace Town WPA Recreation Center. The summary: Vandorbllt G. Somber, f Gcnard, f Shalltnbcrger, Severing, g K. Shallenbcrger, g , F. via. 0 0 0 0 0 Totals 9 0 11 Non-scoring substitute--Hamilton Hl-Dc-Ho G. F. Pts. R. McDowell, f 2 0 Baker, f . 5 0 10 C. Harvey, c 7 o L Harvey, g 5 2 12 Gent, g 1 0 Hamilton, f 0 0 Totals 20 42 Score by quarters: Vandcroiit _. 2 2 10 4--18 HI-Dc-Ho 8 11 8 15--42 Referee--Bogusky. Umpire--Jarvh Rockuood Downs Berlin. Rockwood continued its winning spree by tripping Berlin, 29 to 27, in an interesting floor tilt In the prc- Hmlniry, Rockwood Juniors capturcc a 21 to 16 win. This Whiskey is 2 YEARS OLD 7 5 c p i n t $1.43 Quart Code 32 C o d e 31 Games Friday. Fayette City at Rostraver. Belle Vcrnon at Scwickley. Perry Township at West Newton. SECTION 9 Games Friday. Connellsville at Latrobe. Mount Pleasant at Jcannette. Greensburg at Scottdalc. Norwin at Johnstown. SECTION 10 Games Friday. Dcrry at Ligonlcr. Dunbar at Derry Twp. Hurst at East Huntingdon. SECTION 14 Games Friday. Mapletown at Redstone. Point Marlon at German. North Union at Georges. * SECTION 4 uEORGES TWP. DEFEATS OWL FLOOR SQUAD Section 14 Quintet Increases Lead as Game Progresses. CUTS LOOSE IN LAST QUARJER Georges Township High^ leaders of Scction"14, wcnTon a scoring^spree n the "final quarter torsnuff out a fighting Immaculate Conception quintet by a decisive 30-18 count at State Armory Wednesday. The first three quarters of the battle were closoly contested though he visiting aggregation managed to cccp a slight advantage - The substitutes, Radvansky and Mitchic, assured their team of victory as they began finding the basket with accurate shots Porter and Hunt paced the Owl scorers with six and five points respectively. " .. . ~"t-r ~ The line-ups: ~ ~,~.T*. I. C. "JlG" I?- Ms- George, f 1~_~1 Fette, i. ,1~^~0 Porter, c 3 _rO Hunt, g :--2: - I Christopher, g _: 0 CO Hoyc, g 1 "0 Games-Friday. California at Unlontown. Donora at Brownsville. Moncssen at Monongahcla. SCOTTDALE SURPRISES WILD TEAM } Blue and White Shows Accuracy From Free Line to Win. LATROBE LEADS IN FIELD GOALS SCOTTDALE, Jan. 20.--The Blu and White baskcteers of Scottdal High displayed deadly accuracy shooting from the foul line and san 15 out of 16 attempts to take a 2 to 21 decision over Latrobe in Sec tion 9 Tuesday night. Ray Wild's quintet outscored th Bill Lohr warriors from the field eight to five, but the Millers wer not missing from the free zone an this edge of 10 points was too muc for the home club to whittle. The summary: Scottdalc G. F. Pis. Byers, f 0 1 Zcarley, f . . . 0 4 Bybel, c 4 5 Skemp, g 0 3 Graft, e 1 2 Totals Latrobe Yanarella, f . Ballantyne, f Kelm, c Colograndc, g . Pagnanelli, g . Masscna, f Stcele, c Hough, g McGuirc, c -Siney, t .'5 15 G. -0 _0 _0 _0 F. Pts 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 Totals Scoring by quarters: Scottdalc 7 Latrobe ,, L 3 Referee--Ditty. 4 10 5 8 4--2 5--2 Shells Seldom Kill. LONDON, Jan. 20--In modern warfare it takes seven shells to ki a man and one and a halt to wound experts who have been studying th results of the t Spanish civil war cstl mate According to statisticians o the scene, 5,000 insurgent shells fall ing in Madrid since January hav killed 7G8 people and wounded 4,000 "Totals 8 12 18 Non-scoring substitutes--Klocek, Sidow, Steindl and Davin. Georges G. r. Pts. Wilson, t 2 Andria, f -0 Romsburg, c' Kozosky, g -Jefferson, g _ David, f _ _ Radvansky, f Mitchic, g Polink, g Totals Scoring by quarters: I. C. 4 Georges » - 5 Referee--Logan. 10 10 30 2 8--18 3 15--30 ·WPA JUNIOR FLOOR LEAGUE Standing of the Teams. ' | W. L. Paramount 6 0 Dunbar 6 1 North Dawson 4 2 Lou's 3 3 Willow Inn 3 S Gales I. C. Frosh . Hirst M E. . Pet. 1000 833 667 500 .500 333 167 .167 RE-TREAD TIRES Guaranteed 5,000 Miles. As Jjow as Guaranteed.. $3;95 Exchange SERVICE STATION Cor. M'.' Crauford 1'irst owTM.UWK5.cxx. ptem*. FREE!witheveryUSED CAR DURING THIS SALE 1938 License Titfe or Transfer Title. In Addition to tho Above Offer, "Wo Hiive Reduced AH Trices to lowest level in Our Hislorj. 1987 Plymouth Sedan 1036 BcSoto Sedan 1!)3G Plymouth Coupe 1035 PeSoto Coupe 1035 Plymouth Coupe 1935 Dodge Sedan 1935 Fontlnc Counu 1934 Dodge ScSnn 1934 Plymouth Coupe 1931 Ford Sedan 1933 DeSoto Sednn 1933 PI} month Sedan 1933 Plymouth R. S. 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