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Friday, February 3, 1939
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PAGE TWELVE. TB1- DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVILLE, PA. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1939. Basketball Basketball FIVE PLAYS HERE PORTO R I A L S By JOHN H. WHOEIC, Sports Editor \J CAGE GAME IS TOO FAST FOR ONE OFFICIAL ' "The game's too last for one ofU-jal." That's the observation of Bruce M. Shearer, basketball coach at Dunbar Township High School for nearly two decades, who hopes the.arbiters ·will "wise up :I and cut their lees so that two referees may be employed, at least lor league games. "The price you have to pay for officials today is too steep to even think of using tv.'o men' in view of your limited seating facilities for the cash patrons," Shearer said. "But I feel that there would be a general apprjval o£ the type ot play you'd see if two men were used to call J em." The Leisenring mentor holds the game has speeded up considerably with the elimination of the center jump after scores and the 10-seconds rule that rushes the ball down the floor. "It's just too much of a hurry for any one man to handle a same. As a matter of fact, two officials have their hands full. I know from my conversations with other coaches that practically all of them are of the same conviction and it's just too bad that we can't have two officials for all of our games. It would have a tendency to equalize the type of officiating as it would eliminate to a great extent the so-called 'liberal' and 'conservative' referees. And the boys, finding a uniformity in the style of officiating, would naturally benefit and as a result the fans would get to see better competition," according to-the Red and Black pilot. "However, you can only admire some of the officials for the fine manner in which they have been working these whirlwind basketball scraps. They have their hands full and have to keep stepping every second of the game to keep always near the ball. Of course you'll run into a referee every now and then who leaves you disgusted but I guess you can't expect the officials escape the overage; run. While you appreciate the fine performances of most of these men, you must not lose sight of the fact that it costs a tidy sum each year to sponsor the basketball sport and it is not the general trend of things to profit after a season of winter games. Therefore you arc hampered by your receipts and can't afford to pay two officials at their current rate. It basketball games would draw thousands as do football then it might be possible but where your gyms will accommodate only a couple of hundred at the most it becomes essential that you keep expenses down. However, I am hoping that a solution can be worked out for the best interests of the players, the schools, the fans and the officials." FLOOD CITY FLOOR TEAM IS REVAMPED Owls* New Coach BITS HEKE AND THERE Dick Richards, president o£ the Detroit Lions, claims there's no chance of Jim Farley being named "czar" of professional football . . . U. S. Polo Association, after several weeks of mulling over Great Britain's challenge for a resumption of their international* series, has decided to accept. Ti · matches originated inorc than 50 years ago . . . Spud Chandler, Now York Yankee pitcher, will be prevented from playing before May 1 because of a broken ankle while pacing the track at the University of Georgia, his alma mater . . . Reports have it that some 15 Carnegie Tech alWetes have run-into scholastic difficulties that must be straightened out before they can piny. The boys include John Henrion, George Muha, Merlyn Condit, John Schmidt. Joe Beltz, Pete Doprus, Dick Swab, Bill Kuenzil and Jerry White . . . John Munski, University of Missouri journalism student who is the best miler in the Big Six Conference since Glenn Cunningham, will run against the great Kansan in c the Wanamaker .mile in New York 'Saturday night . . . The American Association Chap| ter of Baseball Writers announrcd refusal to adopt the new sacrifice fiy scores a run from third base . Pittsburgh will be strictly an unofficial member of the Big Ten, receiving all the benefits o£ an experienced organization and none of tile legislative grief, Major John L. Grit- fUb, the commissioner, revealed. Pitt's unprecedented agreement to submit its athletic problems to the Eig Ten and its commissioner produced a dozen wild rumors but Griffith had an answer for all ... General John J. Perching has" accepted a place on the National Baseball Centennial Commission which will have charge o£ the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the game . . . Primo Camera has set March 11 as the date for his marriage to Tina Cavaz7.i, a postal clerk. The former heavyweight champion is now a movie actor, working in a picture in which he takes the role of a waiter who runs amock, a more violent part than he ever played in the ring . . . Although the Olympic Games are still a away, · the problem of - financing American participation is not causing the headaches it did before the 1936 | games, Approximately $325,000 will be needed lo send a full squad of around 385 athletes to Finland for the summer games but the American Olympic Committee hopes its task oj raising funds will not be as difficult as it was three years ago when there were objections to participation because the games were held in Germany. Cokers Won Praise of Fans Although Bowing AtThat Place. DUNBARTRAVELS TO BELLE VERNON ·WHAT'S GOING ON IN HIGH SCHOOL CIRCLES Coach Clark Shaffer of; Johnstown isn't satisfied with the way things have been going with his basketeers in Section 8. The starters against Latrobe included only two of the previous varsity quintet. He called on 14 players against the Westmoreland countians, gaining a 31 to 18 decision . . . As Boswell seems to have the inside track on the Class A flag in Somerset county, Somerset Township and Rockwood are in a hot race, for the Class B diadem . . . The Coker swimmers invade Butler Saturday afternoon. Coach Red Ban- is after win No. 3 . . . . Jimmy ; Gardner oC the Jeannette News-Dispatch says of the Coker-Jays court fray: "In a weir basketball contest which resembled a jitterbug conven- toin what with frantic rushing hither md yon, wild shooting and fast but usually futile action, Jeannette High School wrote its third sectional victory into · the records" . . . Carmichacls defeated German Township, 3G to 8, in a wrestling match. The losers won only two bouts . . . Lewis of Point Marion leads the Faj'ette-Orecne League individual scorers with 23 field goals and IB fouls while J. Andria of Georacs, W. Glaspie of Mapletown and Cyrus of the Pointers follow him with 49, 48 and 27, respectively, as the first half of the circuit is ended ... While most of the sectional races appear to be up in the air at the moment, Washington seems assured to be in the Vf. P. I. A. L. tournament as it has yet to taste defeat in j Section 2 and probably won't . . . Some kind of a record for modern basketball may have been established the other night as William Penn High of Harrisburg defeated Reading, 34 to 24, without having a · single personal foul called on it. Carriers Defeat Printers to Pace City Ducks Loop The Carriers took two out of three games from the Printers to go into undisputed possession - of first place in the City Industrial Duckpin League Tuesday night at the West Penn alleys while the Pressmen captured the odd game from the Service Men and the Meter Readers copped two of three from the Clerks. Wash-Jeff Teams Ready for Action WASHINGTON, Pa., Feb. 3.-Washington and Jefferson's minor winter sports teams, wrestling and swimming, will see plenty of action during the month of February, a glance at the schedule shows. The swimmers, who own one victory (Grove City), against one defeat (Slippery Rock), are slated to encounter their liveliest opposition of the year aSturday, February 4, when they try to beat Navy's middies at their own gome in their own pool at Annapolis. On February 8, the President swimmers return to Washington to engage the Carnegie Tech tankers in the W. J. pool. Other February matches include Slippery Rock, at home, February 11, Wooster, at Wooster, February 18, and Grove City at Grove City, February 25. A home and home series with Westminster is scheduled for March, The varsity grapplers will open their season Saturday, February 4, against West Virginia University at Morgantown. On February 10 and 11, Case ar.d Findlay will be met on an invasion of Ohio, and Kent Slate will play host to the Presidents February 25. Waynesburg wiil be met in March. Raps British Golf Pros. Gene Saraxen broke a period o f ' unwonted · quiet by charging poor j sportsmanship and undue devotion to the dollar to British golf pros in general and Henry Cotton in par- j ticular. Cotton is demanding a big guarantee to come to this country for an exhibition tour but the backers believe he isn't known well enough here. Biue, Green Teams Triumph at Ducks Bowling on tho West Penn alleys Wednesday night (he Blue won the odd game from the Yellow and the Green tool; the odd game from the Red in the Girls Rainbow League. Elizabeth Phillips, a member of the Yellow team turned in the highest three game total with a score o£ 40*. Connellsville High is host to Johnstown tonight in its quest for a Section 9 victory in W. P. I. A. L. competition after suffering seven setbacks in as many starts. At the Flood City, the little Cokers won the admiration of the fans for the gallant fight they displayed while being defeated by a 27-20 score. Coach Clark Shufi'er will present 'i different line-up in tonight's batUe as his varsity starlers with one exception were benched for some undisclosed reason. Ellsworth, the forward who tallied 13 points in the Cokers' last meeting with the Johnnies, was not in the Lntrobo game Tuesday although Coach Shaffer used 14 players. Games of other district schools finds Jcannette nt Scottdale, East Huntingdon at Ligonier and two old rivals, Hurst and Ramsay High of Mount Pleasant, Ung!rng on the Bobcats' floor. Perry Township is host to Fayettc City and Dunbnr should hnve an easy time disposing of Belle Vernoa away. It Took Rookie, CINCINNATI, Feb. S. -- Harry Craft, rookie outfielder, was the only member of the Reds to hit a home run with the bases loaded last season. Fiffhtcr's SIffht Impaired. A brain lesion has impaired the eyesight of Jimmy Adamick, Michigan heavyweight boxer, injured last fall in a match with Roscoe Tolcs, a brain surgeon declared. Takes Over Greensfourg, Prepares Fred Swan Fred Sij'an, for nix years line coach of the Temple University football squad, predicts a mightier grid squad for the Owl*, us he tnkcs over duties of Glcr.n S. "Pop" Warner, who resigned as head football couch of the school. The venerable "Pop" recommended Swan for the position. Ovcrholt G. Tulley, f _ 7 Ringler, f 0 Cartwright, c 4 Sager, g 0 Z g 2 ....... 2 Folte, g McCornuck, Hart, g Sparked by Joe Tulley the Overholt Ovcrholt G. F. Pts. basketball team chalked up its sixth consecutive win 'Wednesday at Greensbttrg when it defeated Wai- worth by 38-29 score. The distillers., piled up a commanding lead in the first quarter and continued to add to it in every successive quarter but the last when the home club hit the basket with long range attempts. Saturday night brings together Overholt and Cuseys nt the Scottdnle Armory floor. Two preliminaries will precede this clash, the Scottdale Merchant quintet meeting Hoiy Trinity of Duquesne at 7 o'clock and OverhoH Girls team playing Star Totals ...._. 12 Junction lassies ot 8 o'clock. The main engagement gets under way at Walworth 5 4 11 0 o'clock, Overholt .-.- - --18 6 12 The line-ups: Referee--Diaria. TWO GAMES AT ARMORY TONIGHT Paramounts to Take on Swissvale in Main Court Tilt. HOWITZERS IN Totals Wahvorth Johnson, f ... Plummcr, f Byers, c -., Barnard, B ... Fox, g Anderson, g Lennon, g Totals Scoring by quarters: PRELIMINARY 9--29 2--38 Howitzers Topple Blairsville Team By Decisive Tally W. P. I. A. L, CAGE SUMMARIES SECTION FOUR Standing of Oic Clubs. w. i.. Deer Challenges Auto on Highway GODERICH, Ontario, Feb. 3.--A 200-pound deer challenged a motorist's right to use n highway here ar.d ended up as a meal for needy families in Bayftcld Village. An automobile- driven by Leonard Snraras i truck the strib as It emerped from a ditch and faced the car with head down. Home Run Conscious. Jack Russell, vetenm Chicago Earl WhUehill Released. Cleveland Indians have given an unconditional release to Earl Whitehill, veteran pitcher, who won eight and lost as many last year. Almost 39 years old, he can sign with any club he desires as he has put in over 10 years in the majors. During his lifetime, White hill won 214 and lost 178. Cubs relict pitcher and former j run conscious." American Leaguer, says pitchers had a tougher time in the American circuit than in the National League because the younger loop is "home A double-header is listed for tonight at State Armory. In the opener at 7:30 o'clock, the Howitzer Company tackles the Sons of Italy five of Monessen. The main fray an hour later brings together the Paramounts and Swissvale Merchants. Schmeling, Here For Bout, Denies Being Af Odds With Nazi By United Press. NEW YORK, Feb. 3. -- Max Schmeling, arriving in the United States to wipe out the stain o£ his one-round knockout at the hands of Joe Louis, denied today that he had been in trouble with the German government and said he had attended a dinner with Dr. Joseph Goebbels six weeks ago. Ill With Tonsilitis. Miss Josephine Winterhalter of Witter avenue is ill at her home with tonsilitis. Brownsville _ Donora . MononRahela California ... . Paced, by its star forward, "Red" Coligan, the Howitzer basketball quintet laid a barrage of field goals to rout Company L, 110th Infantry 1 of Blairsville Tuesday night at State ] Armory by a 42-27 score- j The local soldiers got off to a slow i start with the visitors holding a 4-2 advantage at the end of the first I period. Then (runners Vanorsdale, i Coligan and Fiynn began checking j the range and a wild second splurge j put the Howitzers in front at the j intermission by a 14-5 count. From i then on the outcome was :icvcr in Johnstown i,. Pet. i 1.000 .300 .867 .333 .187 .000 Games Tonhjht. California at Monongahela. Brownsvilel at Monessen. SECTION" NT.VE Standing of the Clubs. doubt as the winners gradually widened the margin. Next week the Hawitzcrs play a Norwin Grecnsburg Scoltdiile F. Pts. Jeannette Connellsvillc .... return engagement at Blairsville and Latrobe " hoping to repeat. ' '" " The line-ups: Howitzers C. Flynn, ;! 3 Kolick, f _ L' Vanorscialc, c .. 4 Luckcy, g ] Coligan, g G Barrett ,g 1 Rosenstc-cl, f .,,. 1 w. G 6 5 3 0 ret. .857 .857 .833 .375 .286 .286 .000 2 i Totals 18 Blairsville South, f St. Clair, f Barnhart, c McKee, g Bennett, g Forsythe, f .. Boesman, c .. Stevens, g .... G. .. 1 .. 3 .. I .. 1 .. I .. 2 . 2 .. 1 12 6 42 F. Pts. 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 Games Tonirht. Jeannette at Scottdale. Norwin at Grcensburg. Johnstown at Connellsville. Games Tuesday. Jcannette at Johnstown. Connellsville at Norwin. Greensburg at Latrobe. SECTION 11 ; I Totals Kon-scoring substitutes--Jelleson, Calabresc. Scoring by quarters: Howitzers 2 12 5 23--42 Blairsville 4 ] 4 18--27 Standing of the Clubs. W. L. Blind Hero Rostraver ...... .. ............. 7 West Newton .... ..... . ...... 7 Dunbar .................. ..... 6 South Huntingdon ...... 4 Sewiclcley ............... . .......... 4 Perry ........................ ----- ..... 2 Fayelle City ..... ... ......... ... 2 Belle Vernon ............... .... 0 Games Tonight. Fayette City at Perry. Rostr-ivcr at South Huntingdon. Sewicklcy at West Nowton. Dunbar at Belle Vernon. PcU .875 .875 i .750 .500 .500 .250 .250 .000 Howitzers Open Heavy Barrage To Win Easily Howitzer C o m p a n y basketball quintet unlimbered its. big guns . Wednesday night at State Armory to ! blast aside the strong Jeannette Rams by a 47-26 score. Coligan, stnr soldier guard, led the attack with a total ot 13 points. The; line-ups: Howitzers G. F. rfs. Hosensteel, f 4 0 8 Flynn, f 2 0 4 Lolick, f . 1 2 4 Luckey, J! 2 0 4 Vanorsda.e, c ... 4 0 8 MuGinms, g ... 2 0 4 Coligan, g 6 1 13 Barrett, g 1 0 2 Bertinc H. Meade Awarded a Carnegie Hero Fund medal for rescuing two persons from drowning in tha Delaware river, Bertine H. Meade, 21, blind atndent, is guided by his "seeing eye" dog between his home in Philipsburg, N. J., and Lafayette col- Ifffe, Easton, Pa. Meade made tha rescue when he heard cries of die- tress while swimming last August, Totals Jeannetie Shearer, f ,, Ryan, f Baughman, c Steiner, g Cole, g 22 G. i 4 2 1 2 3 47 F. Pts. 0 0 2 10 Totals 12 2 26 Scoring by quarters: Howitzers 14 4 17 12--47 Jeannette 6 8 7 7--26 Conference May Disband. Breaking up of the 20-college Ohio athletic conference within a year or two ' was predicted by Frank L. (Duke) Hayes, athletic director of Marietta College, who said it has outlived its usefulness and was "loaded down with too many minor rules and regulations." Deer Live on Farm. MONTVILLE, Ohio, Feb. 3.-Tracks which farmers thought were those of a stray calf turned out to be hoof prints of two large deer, living on a farm near here. "WATCH GlGLIOTTl'S DURING FEB." SEMI-ANNUAL PROMOTION OF MEN'S DRESS TROUSERS Taken From $25.00 to $35.00 Quality SUITS · A beautiful selection of fine worsted trousers tailored by tlie same company that tailor our $25.00 to $35.00 suits--some with pleats, others plain. Trousers that hold their jsliape as well as your suit does. All made with good serviceable pockets. 'For A Short Time Only!" Bring in your odd coat . . . we may have just the trouser to match it. Plenty of browns Greys . . . Blues to choose From. "No Extra Charge For Alterations." ENTIRE STOCK OF MEN'S OVERCOATS !/ 3 OFF Connellsvllle's Leading Men's Store. 134 North Pittsburg Street.

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