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TUESDAY, JANUARY 25/.03S. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNBLLSVILLE, PA. PAGE FIVE Basketball WORLD Basketball SCOTTDALE HIGH PLAYS HERE TONIGHT SportoriaSs By JOHN II. WHOKIC Sports Editor Coker Dribblers Host JEMMY. BRADDOCK SHOULD . RETIRE FROM RING We. admire Jimmy Braddock for his fine work against Tommy Farr, the. greatest British heavyweight In ngcs, and we believe he is entitled to the plaudits of all sports followers for his game showing as he once again upset the experts who said he .didn't have a chance. But if that victory over the Welsh! man--whose punches are minus the dynamite necessary for a champion- is going to start,Jersey Jim on a title quest, it may prove to be a disastrous triumph for the Cinderella man because he's at the age \vhcri boxers should be out of the ring. Jimmy admits he's 32 and his legs in the Farr fight, not to say the Joe Louis scrap when he lost his title, should have convinced Braddock that he better be content to rest on his laurels for he did accomplish a mean feat in beating Farr the way he did. A stronger fighting heart no man ever carried into the ring -as he did against Louis and Farr. But he's bound to be cut to ribbons and wheeled out of the arena when his legs won't-stand the gaff though his heart might be willing to endure. Braddock's fighting days arc num- 'bered. Even should he win again .from Farf in a return bout, what would he do against hard puncjjevs /.like Max Schmcling or Louis? \Vo ·'don't even want to imagine the,o_i- come. The best place for the Cinderella man is outside the ropes looking in. To Keen Neighbor Riva As First Round Closes East Huntingdon F i v e Journeys fro Leisenring No. 1 Floor. nmg. Tonight BITS HERE'AND THERE Second annual Western Pennsylvania .volleyball clinic will be hclc . Saturday afternoon and evening --February 12, Sn the Downtown Y. M ; C. A. in Pittsburgh. Several adaptations of the game will be included on ,' the program . . . Duqucsne lost its '..eighth of the year when Long Islam University finished on the long cnt ol a 46-41 count. This Is a lean basketball season for Chick Davlcs .... Honus Wagner, 63 years of age : '. 3s still active these days. The famous ., shortstop-of National League fame is .now high commissioner of semi-pro baseball and is selecting the 768 dis- 1 trict commissioners .who will super- · vise district tournaments throughout : the United States in 138 ... Bobby ; H. Goff has been named Johnstown ·5 manager to the Mid-Atlantic, suc- ; ceeding Jack. Fourhicr, the St. Louis ' Browns announced ... After years : of listening to radio broadcasts of big prizefights, we finally came upon one ··where the announcer really told you what was happening in the ring. Thi '·description of the Braddock-Far bout by Sammy Taub won plaudits of listeners. Of other boxing bouts it had been said three were takini f place 1 at the same time--the on .the radio announcer saw, the othe viewed by the sports writers anc other experts and the third was th ' one actually taking place ... Gen v Hasson has returned his signed con tract to the Philadelphia Athletics and is all set to begin his bid to a' major league career. The popula West Side first sackcr will have th . moral support ot the communlt when he starts for the spring train ing camp. Hasson Is one of the boys o£ whom big things are cxpecte this year . . . Elmirn of the Eastern League purchased Lynwood Rum field, outfielder for Greensburg i 'the Pcnn State Asociation. He hi - .335 for Grccnsburg . . . King Car Hubbcll of the Giants says Joe Mod wick of St Louis is the greatest hit ter in the game, ranking him aheai · of Joe DiMaggio of the Yankees "Every batter has a weakness, ; tendency to go after bad balls n certain spots but Medwick 5sn' bothered," Hubbcll said. "He has sc : much power in his wrists that h . hits bad balls as hard as many bat ^lers hit alley pitches" . . . Edwin HawJcy Dyer, who managed th Scottdalc Mid-Atlantic League team for two years for the St. Louis Card .Snals, has become a traveling busl ness representative of the Cardinal ·. farm system. Dyer has been. sue .·ccedcd by William M. Smathers '·Ashcville, N. C., "businessman an ·civic leader as president of the Pied ;mont League Tourists. On th .Scottdale club with Dyer were Med ·wicfc, Winford, Ryba, Bill Lee ' Jimmy Buchcr and others whos names are familiar to baseball fol lowers ... Bob Feller, the boy pitch C A S E Y S WIN INITIAL CAGE GAME AT HOME SAOUNT PLEASANT ENTERTAIN JAWNS First round of the basketball chcdulc in the Western Pcnnsyl- 'ania Intcrscholastic Athletic League comes to a close tonight and the final half drive will begin on Friday eve- finds the Orange and Black dribblers of Connellsvillc High Sports Gleanings The Evcrson Recreation Center baskclcers would like to schedule Class B teams of the Connellsville region at home or abroad. Write to Coach Bernard Wnlzak care o£ Es-cr- son Recreation Center. OlUc Anderson, veteran professional umpire who now heads the National Association of Semi-Pro Umpires, admitted, one of the chief reasons that has retarded progress of sandlot baseball has been the lack of competent officiating. "The umpire--as much as the fans hate to admit it--is calibre o£ players," Anderson sold. "Poor officiating hurts the game and has caused in the past the number of sandlot teams to diminish.' ippearing at home with the Blue and I Justus important^to baseball as the While quintet of Scottdale as the -- ·"·-- -· -· " --1 ittraction. Years of keen competition lave stimulated keen interest in the ·mnual series between the Scotties ·md the Cokcrs and a large crowd is expected to be on hand to sec the .wo evenly matched combinations in action. Both Conncllsville and Scottdale have won but twice in six starts n Scclion 9. Jcannclte High will be the attraction here on Friday evening. Jcannctte goes to Grccnsburg to take on the unbeaten Westmoreland countyseaters tonight while Latrobe journeys to Norwin and Mount Pleasant entertains the strong Johns[own five. In 'Section 10, Dunbar Township tackles East Huntingdon at Leisenring while Youngwood is at Hurst and Derry Township at Dunbar Borough in tonight's schedule. Rostravcr Township goes to Belle Vernon . to the feature Section 18 scrap tonight while West Newton travels to South Huntingdon. Pricedale is setting the pace with five straight wins and the Belles arc in second place with one setback. Perry Township plays Sewicklcy at home tomorrow, the tilt having been deferred for one day. Evcrson Recreation Center plng- pons team won its fifth consecutive game by trimming Branch No. 2, 23 to 2. Kioto's club suffered its first defeat nt the hands of the Shalalas, the setback giving Everson undisputed possession of first plncc in the WPA league. Evcrson. coached by Frank Zndylnk, trimmed the Crowns, n community center "B" team, 24 to 12. Shamrocks Down Smock Lassies The ConneltsvlUe Recreation Center Shamrocks defeated the Smock girls quintet. 31 to 15, nt the Armory Monday, night in the preliminary to the Casey Club-Charlcrol game. It was fast for a girls contest played under boys rule? but both teams were weak in shooting, missing many easy shots. "Scooter" Scott and "Edc" Tullcy were high scorers for the Shamrocks while "Honey" Rusnock and Patterson featured for Smock. The line-ups: Shamrocks G. F. Pts. Howe, t --, Phillips, f Tullcy, c ______ Scott, g Mctzger, g - · -- Sccsc, g Wclty M. Dom, Grccnsburg sportsman prominent in Westmoreland county conservation and wild life vork. suggests taking township as a unit for special female deer hunting seasons in Pennsylvania. "Being oi much smaller area, the increase or decrease of the herd us may be desired, undoubtedly would be easier to attain," he said, adding that the State Game Commission would be iblc to determine whore such hunt- ng should be decreed on the bax!.* of complaints nnd claims for damages caused by deer. "Rich township would be a unit of itself, selecting a council of its own members, who, together with the protector arid the commission, would have jurisdiction and control over the deer hertl within thnt township. Unquestionably it v uld be judged and controlled better than it could be done from llar- rlstiurg." Dom commented. G. . 1 . 2 . 5 . . 5 . 0 . 1 Totals 14 3 31 Non-scoring substitute--Primus. Smock G. F. Its. H. Rusnock, I 2 I Dean, f 6 - 0 Dullingcr, c . 1 n 2 Patterson, K 2 1 E. Rusnock. g i 1 1 Totals Non-scoring Scott Referee--Misfcinis. 6 » 15 substitutes--Pcskic Mexico Hikes I/uxnry Tariff. MEXICO CITY, Jan. 25.--Department of Finance announced thai President Lazaro Cardenas has signed a dccrc; establishing virtually prohibitive tariff rates on any imports classed as luxuries. ing wonder, says his arm's in great shape. Sajd he's keeping it in trim by hunting rabbits--using stones instead of a gun. Bob knocked off five out of six he scared up at one time. That's control . . . Joe Hackney, popular Uniontown basketball referee who has been at Leisenring for six years, is out of the sport this season. This Whiskey is 2 YEARS OLD 75* pint 51.43 Quart C. © D E 2 4 C O D E 23 C.O.. P M O R I A . The Casey Club opened its home season with a 44 to 39 victory over the highly touted Charlcroi Collins on Monday night at State Armory in thrilling scrap. The game opened with J. Hart, local guard, scoring a bosket on the opening tipoft. Parks rang up a bucket to tie the count nnd from then ou it was a nip and tuck fight all the way. Maher, new member of the Casey five, showed up well in his first engagement while Rub Curric, former Wnynesburg College star, featured for the losers, getting six field goals. Gene Hasson was high scorer for the locals with 13 points while J. Hart was second with 12 nnd Parks paced the Charleroi '~outfit with 14 points. The lir.c-up: Cascys G. F. Pis. Hasson, f 6 1 13 Tullcy, f 2 n 4 Miskinnis. c _________ 4 1 9 R . Qulnn. g 3 0 6 J. Hart, K 6 0 12 ', __ Totals _ i 21 2 44 Non-scoring substitutes--Mahcr, Brown nnd Soisson. Charleroi G. F. rts Dale, f . 0 4 1 0 2 _. ·_. 4 · · « · 14 Huttncr, f Parkn. c . · . Currle, g .. Stevenson, 16 12 30 Totals . Scoring by quarters: Cnscy Club 7 6 17 14--44 Charlcroi _... 4 14 15 6--3D City League Begins Second Half Tonight The second half of the City Duckpin League will begin tonight with three games at the Wost Pcnn bowling alleys. The Printers of The Courier won the first half title with the Reporters in second place. Other contenders are the Carriers and Clerks of the Postofllce and the Meter Readers and Servicemen of Gas Company. the Fayctte County EircTof DeatK Pittsburgh Pirates Make Bid for National Loop Lead Wednesday PITTSBURGH. Jan, 25--The Pitts- j burgh Pirates of the National League fighting for first place In the eastern division, plfty the Akron "Goodycars" nt the Duquesnc University Kym, Wednesday night. The Pirates have been plugging along, winning grime after game nnd it now appears n* if the locals are going to move Into first place in the league if they whip the Akron team here Wednesday night. The Akron "Goodyears" have the finest array of utare outside of.Pitts- burgh, In the Notional L;«gue. Bladorn, Ochemhlrt, Cope, Shipp, Bennett. Morstadt nnd the other star members of the vlsitinx ervw have forced the Goodyear* into first pl.'irc in the league standings. Clarence Fairbanks and bird Because Steve Good, Itinerant circus showmiui from Carson, Tex., allegedly Ill-trentcd » pcr- lormlns bird, a. South American cocjitrlcc, during a circus pcr- formnjico at Hcndcrion, N. CX, Good Li dead and Clarence Fnlr- bnnks confessed slaying Good with an axe durtog an argument over Ill-treatment oC Uio bird. Drive on Foxes Urxed. FREEPORT, 111., Jan. 25.--A move aiming to exterminate foxes in northwestern Illinois h.is been launched by the Stcphenson county board of ·supervisors which proposes thnt five counties pay bounties ot 52.50 a head on foxes which the supervisors claim have caused poultry farmers serious loss in recent yesira. Ramsay High G ranters Win At Elizabeth MOUNT PLEASANT, Jan. 25.-Ramsay High's wrestling' team won over Elizabeth by a score of 30 to 18 at Elizabeth. The results: 85 pound clas.'i--Springer, Rumsay lost to Cramer 'Oy fall. 95 pound--Gabos, Ramsay, won over Robb by fall. 105 pound--Zt'glin, Ramsay, lost to Reed by decision. 115 pound--Gcttemy, Ramsay, won over Williams by fall. 125 pound--Ccrnuto, Ramsay, los! to Cramer by a fall. 135 pound--King, Ramsay, won over Rubino by a fall. 145 pound--Kalp, Ramsay, won over Bonno by a fall. 155 pound--Shumar, Ramsuy, won over McKacle by « fall. 165 pound--O. Finndaca, Ramsay Johnstown Gatholics |: ! ' V " " I ~* Oppose Westinghouse At Armory Wed nesday W. P. I. A. League Summaries , SECTION 9 Games Tonight. Jcannctte at Grecnsburg. Latrobc at Norwin. Scottdalc at Conncllsvillo. · · Johnstown at Mount Pleasant. SECTION 10 Games Tonight. Dorr;" Township at Derry Borough. Youngwood at Hurst. East Huntingdon at Dunbar. Games Friday. Derry Township at Ligonicr. Youngwood at D.unbar. East Huntingdon at Derry. SECTION 18 .Games Tonight. . Rostravor at Belle Vernon. West Newton at South Huntingdon. Game Wednesday. ' ScwicWcy at Perryopolis. SECTION 14 Games Tonlsht. Point Marion at Mapletown. Georges at German. South Union at North Union. Former Flood City Stars. Have Compiled Envi- ; ".'·"'. able Record. '.. TWO.GOOD CLUBS:. IN PRELIMINARY The crack' Johnstown Catholic ex- high basketball quintet, city champions there for the last four years, will meet .the -Wcstinghouse - team Wednesday night at State Armory in the second part of a dual bill. This will mark the Johnnies first appearance here and a capacity crowd is anticipated inasmuch as the Flood City passers have-made an enviable record this season. Included · among its victims are the .Frank Ferris, Allis Chalmers and I. K. S. of the-Pittsburgh district. · : The icemen have failed to hit the stride that carried them to the city .-. I county championship last season but a steady improvement'has been apparent in the'past few games and fans are assured a real struggle.- · - The preliminary game that will start at 7:30 o'clock features the Paramount Juniors and the Scottdale High- School Reserves. The' Coker youths wilt be gunning for, victory Number 18; . SECTION 4, Games Tonight. Monongahela at Donora. Charlcroi at Moncssen. Brownsville at California. lost to Stange by a fall. 185 pound--Sam Fiandaca, Ramsay, won over Rubino by a fall. Jack Shumar, Balnk and Crusan wrestled exhibition bouts. The next match will be with Sewicklcy in Ramsay gym on Thursday. There will be four two-round bouts of inter class boxing starting at 7:15 and the wrestling will begin at 7:45 o'clock. Coach Tom Copeland and several members of the wrestling team attended the W. P. I. A. L. wrestling clinic in Pittsburgh on Saturday. The main purpose was to better the sport and encourage other Western Pennsylvania schools to participate. Roland Logan, athletic trainer at Pitt, talked on injuries and their treatment. Other subjects of interest were organization and conduct of high school wrestling, illegal holds and their dangers and the changes in the W. P. I. A. L. rules and interpretation of rules governing duel championship meets. and Light Sports Card For Pitt Athletes PITTSBURGH, Jan. 25.--A -.comparatively light week lies ahead of the Pitt athletic teams this week, with the action speeding up at the end, when thyee Pitt teams will be in action on the. same night. The Panther hockey team, representing a sport that threatens to rank with basketball as a winter sport as far as spectator interest is concerned, makes its third inter-city league start meeting Carnegie Tech on Wednesday night. West Virginia brings its basketball and boxing teams to the Pitt Stadium on Saturday night for a triple header, with both varsity and freshmen court teams due to see action. The Mountaineer basketball team, always hard for Pitt to' lick, has lost close decisions in its Eastern Conference starts thus far, but a win over the Panthers would more than make up for any previous setbaqks. . ' . · ' · / On the same night the Pitt swimmers make their intercollegiate debut of the season against Slippery Rock at Slippery Rock. The Panther swimmers arc.looking toward national honors this winter, for Pat Corr has every university record holder on his squad. · ffi SB? i^AVINCS start on Ihe price lag, and ridu right willi you every niilc you drive a 60-horsepower Ford Y-8. Its price is low nnd it costs leas to run ihnn any Ford car ever Imilt. Muny owner* report 22 to 27 miles on a gallon of gag. Newly styled Innide ami out --wltli ylenly of smooth 8-cyJimJer power -you'll like the Ford "60." And so will your pockctbook! *Nolice all the equipment included in the low price of die "Thrifly SUly"! STANDARD CORD V-6 PRICES BEGIN AT. fOR THI 60-HI". 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