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The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 7

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-MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1939. THr. DATLY COURIER, CONNETJLSVILLE, PA. PAGE SEVEN. L_ Basketball THE Basketball Coker Swimmers Defeat Butler High for Third Victory S P O R T O R I A L S *^ By JOHN H. WHORIC, Sports Editor **a/ IS JOE LOUIS GREATEST OF ALL TIME? Arthur Donovan, fistic referee who has been the third man in all of the champion's eight bouts, declares that Joe Louis, current king of the heavyweights is the greatest lighter o£ all time, an assertion that has started a real controversy. Besides refereelng, Donovan, who is a large, salty individual, is a boxing instructor during hours and knows something about the game, says unqualifiedly that the Joe Louis ot today is the greatest fighter who ever drew on a glove and that he would have given even the Jack Dempsey of Toledo a whaling. To quote Donovan: "1 still say I know more about what Joe Louis does to a man than anybody else because I've been right next to him while he was Qaing it. Not only seeing it but hearing his blows land. I say that the Joe Louis who smashed up Schmeling and John Henry Lewis could have beaten any fighter who ever lived, including Dempsey. "What has he got that Dempsey didn't have? Fundamentals. He has everything. Dempsey had only strength and speed and a punch but not a harder punch than Joe's. Dempsey was not n natural fighter. Why, that left jab of Joe's alone would have been enough to beat him." Because it's impossible to get the one and only Jack Dempsey back to his Toledo prime, just how the Manassa Mauler shapes up with the Brown Bomber will never be determined. We say that Joe Louis is a good fighter, better than the average crop o£ hams in the heavyweight division today, but to rate him above the Dempsey of yesterday is taking in too much territory. Louis is in a sense one of the luckiest champions ever to rule ' because those who would like to dethrone him, the so- called first division battlers of today, make up a poor collection of has- beens or untested boys. Not only would Jack Dempsey have taken Louis in stride but also would have Gene Tunney or Harry Greb of the more recent crop. Louis' quick knockouts of both Max Schmeling nnd John Henry Lewis In the first round didn't proye a thing because the German never was rated high even in his best years and the champion's "close friend" showed to fight followers that all the training-ho received in his many years-in the ring could be forgotten before ho climbed through the ropes. Louis kayocd a playboy Max Baer and a game but aged Jimmy Braddock yet couldn't put to sleep Tommy Farr who kept his jaw in Joe's fist throughout their whole fight and ' even Bob Pastor -out- bicycled the Bomber. And if you go back into the files ·a few years more, You'll probably dig up a score more that would give Louis more than he would want to bargain for. So go on record as saying Donovan is a handy third man In the ring but needs some polishing up on his "pickin'." e Wins Overtime Game Scottdale High nearly tossed away a game to Jeannette Friday night at the Mill Town Armory but a neat goal by Harris in an extra period gave the Scots a 41-39 victory. Tho Millers were out in front 28-9 at halftimo and seemed headed for a one-sided triumph when the Jays mnde an almost unbelievable spurt in the second half to tie the score at 3D-39. The line-ups: Seottflale G. Zearley, f. ..... -- ......... --..- ..... .. 5 Ross, I ..._ ........... .......... ___________ 4 Akcrs, c ....... ________ .......... _____ ..... 4 Harris, f. ........... -------- ..... . ..... - 3 Randolph, g ................ __________ 1 F. Pis. 1 11 4 32 1 9 0 6 1 3 Totals 17 Jcanncttc G. Lander, f - 7 Tragessor, f « 6 Hohn, c - 3 Stciner, g - ....... 2 Ryan, g 1 7 41 F. Pts. Totals 10 Scoring by quarters: Scottdale 13 13 6 7 2--41 Jeannette 9 0 18 12 0--39 Referee--Andress. Columbus Knights, Sons of Italy Win Bowling oil West Penn alleys, the Knights of Columbus took three straights from St. James and the Sons of Italy made it two out of three from the Eagles in the City Duchpin League. Amateur Boxers Wsirnert. .Amateur boxers have been warned against taking part in so-called amateur boxing shows being held at Johnstown, Loretta and other points in the central part of the State as none of these shows are sanctioned by the Amateur Athletic Union, -Tctai-y John T. Taylor announced. BITS HERE AND THERE, Last year Woody Jensen was telling reporters what a bunch of nickel squeezers the Pirates were. This season he signed a contract without a howl and expressed his gratitude the Buccos are going to play Santa Claus to him and not ship him to the minors . . . As Pitt dribblers defeated Carnegie Tech, 51-43, to give Duquesne the city basketball title, the Panther yearlings hit a record of some kind with a 92 to 37 victory over the Skibo frosh . . . An inquiry has been ordered into charges that University of Florida players were on the WPA payroll--but did not receive checks after they had left summer jobs and returned to r.chool. Allegations were made by Jimmy Mulcahy, reserve back ( last season who added that he and several others of the grid squad had been "fired" from the university payroll . . . 1-hink Leiber, traded by the Giants .to Ihe Cubs, sees a big year for tho Bruins as he verbally rolis Bill Terry of New York over the barrel. "I .icver liked Bill and the feeling was mutual," Hank said . . . Natie Brown o£ Washington, knocked out by Tony Galento In Detroit, has been suspended by Michigan State Boxing Commissioner Frank McDonald who said he won't care if Galento never comes back . . . Displaying a sweetness and frankness foreign to the grult, glum manner usually ascribed to him, Bill Terry of the Giants said that New York was headed for the 1939 National League pennant. He says he fears Cincinnati most. "The Pirates haven't helped themselves any," Terry said . . . Don't forget the fifth annual turgey dinner of Con- i nellsville Chapter, Izaak Walton | League, Thursday night, February 23 ... Fred Swan, new Temple conch, predicts a better football season for tho Owls in 193D . . . Fred Apostoli, recognized as the middle-weight champion in New York state, Is a 2-1 favorite over Billy Conn of Pittsburgh in Friday night's 15-rounder in Madison Square Garden even though Conn whipped Aposloli in their meeting last month . . . George W. Roark, Washington Jefferson football coach who used to play baseball for Yough Valley Independents at Dickerson Run, has signed a new contract for two years, effective June 1 ... First local test of the Allegheny Mountain Association's power to insist that Pitt track- men registered in the Amateur Athletic Union follow the rules to the letter of the law may not be decided until March 18 -when the Panther team is scheduled to compete in the West Virginia University indoor games at Morgantown. This will be the only AAU meet of the Indoor season that comes under tho A. M. A. officials. With Pitt "automatically suspended" for competing in Saturday's Mlllrose games in New York for failure to secure traveling permits, A. M. A. authorities are awaiting their national executive committee's decision on the case . . . Seven Duquesne Unversity football players have been dropped from tl-.c squad and seven others placed on probation because of scholastic deficiencies. Names were not revealed although it was said tho list includes eight varsity lettermen, three of whom were dismissed and five will get a chance to show marked improvement Four promising fresh- mon were dropped and two suspended. Dr. James Naismith, originator of basketball, now director emeritus of. physical education at the University of Kansas, told coaches, officials and writers the game could be improved. He said the rules today consistently penalize the offensive team and that many officials arc. not interpreting or enforcing the rules properly. Elimination of the center jump, in addition to penalizing the scoring five, actually slows the game arid eliminates many clever plays which would add spice to the game, said the 77-year- old cage enthusiast . . . Senior A. M.. A. boxing championships will be held at the Pittsburgh Athletic Association, Schenley Farms, on March 10, 17, 18 and if. necessary the 20th. Winners will be eligible to compete irl the junior,national A. A. U. champion which will be held in Philadelphia the middle of April . . . St. Vincent College will lose 14 lettermen next June, breaking up one of the greatest grid machines ever developed by the Bearcats. The seniors include Fullback Joe Sen! of Mammoth, Captain Joe Ratica, Dino and Gino Amanti, Mike Baran, John Drapp, Vincent Karolewies, Alfred Mallei, William McHugh, Francis Nath, Alvin Reeves, Henry Staub, Mike Sikora and Peter Wiater . . . There has been no thought given to the proposal of President Bob Hutchins of University of Chicago who is campaigning for "more athletics and less" athleticism" in American colleges and universities proposing a four-point program for de-emphasis o f . college football, one of which would be a 10-cent admission fee to games . . . Blanks can be obtained from A. M. A., A. A. U., ofllces for the senior national A. A! U. indoc · track and field championships which will take place at Madison Square Garden, New York, on February 25 ... John Madison Fletcher, retired head of Tulane University's psychology department, taking issue with critics of "overemphasis" on athletics, declared milch of the discipline in American colleges was due to the game, holding it would be difficult to control masses of students without highly developed sports setups. "It gives WOODRUFF BEATEN IN FIRST RUN Forclham Star Wins by Four Yards as Charlie Beetham Falls. 16,00 WITNESS MILLROSE GAMES SeoUdale State Armory- Johnny Woodruff finished second in the half-mile run at the 32nd annual Millrosc indoor track and field meet before 16,000 in Madison Square Garden, New York City, Saturday night, losing lo Francis Slater, National 1,000-meter champion from Fordham University. The Connellsvillc Olympic king, running for the University of Pittsburgh, the favorite, was making his first start of the year. He was third I Overholt crew as the runners rounded tho first turn and, as usual when he's in back, was unable to pull clear of the fast field and lake the lead. Buttling around the last turn, Slater took command when Defend- Caseys Take Early Overholt; Second Distillery* Rally But Fail R OC kwOod to Overcome Handicap, 44-41 . MAIN CONTEST BEGINS AT 8:30 Over Here Tonight Into Loop Lead Gaining a big lead in ihc first quarter, the Casey basketball quintet! successfully held in check a deter-i mined Overholt five to blast t h r o u g h ! to a 44-41 victory Saturday night at j Rock wood moved into first place in Section B of the Somerset County Basketball League by whipping Somerset Township, erstwhile pace setter, lo Ihc tune of 3T to 18. The tally was tied at the first period and the winners led, 12-11, at the half before cutting loose. Cage Leagues Open Programs At Vanderbilt THREE MORE MARKS FALL . IN CONTEST Basketball competition has bben resumed nt Vanderbilt under the sponsorship of the WPA Recreation Center. In the initial frays, Leisenring AL the same time Boswell turned | drubbed Vanderbilt Cardinals, 34 to - - - - - - , in its seventh consecutive yin, with-' M, and Hoiloywood A. C. knocked off The K. of C. basketeers, co-spon-! ou t a loss, to hold the lead in Class A, I Liberty, 27 to 22, in the Tri-Town sored by John J. Spishak, got off to a fast start and seemed about to make it a one-sided uffalr, leading, 17-3, at the end of the first period. Then the suddenly came to life beating Berlin, SI to 19, while Shade Township nosed out Windber. 22 to 21, at Cairnbrook, and Meyersdale was toppled by Conemaugh Town. ship, 24 to 14, nt liie losers gym. and from there on it was a Kreni Somerset, playing an exhibition, battle, the losers outscoring the win- ; blasted Bedford, 38 to 7. ners in each of the three following : quarters but never able to overcome the first period deficit. "U'cinie'' Biasey led the victorious ing Champion Charlie Bo-etham of assault with !3 points while Fred New York, former Ohio State star! Cartwright lopped the Overholt whom WoodrufT has always bcaton in I scorers with 16, half scored from the outdoor competition, misjudged the i ficicl and the other half from the bond and fell lo the floor while he was leading by a yard. Slater jumped over him and pounded down the stretch, four yards ahead of Woodruff. Slater's time was 1:54.7, well over the world record of 1:51.4, set by Lloyd Ha.'in in 1928. Sanford Golrt- Tljcr Jack Knocked Out. Melio Bcltina, a "farm boy from Beacon, N. V., won New York .slate recognition as light heavyweight box- i Community League. Scpesi led the Leisenring attack with nine field goals while Durbin set the pace for Hollywood with 13 points. In the Tri-Town Intermediate League, Vanderbilt Rookies whipped Dawson, 20 to 8, and the Vanderbilt i Trojans spilled the Pioneers, 21 to 13. Locals Will Have Tough Team at Duquesne High Pool Friday. OUTLOOK GOOD FOR NEXT YEAR berg of New York wad third. Couch Curl Olson of the Panthers said that Woodruff had pulicd n muscle in the calf of his loft leg in tho next to last lap of the Millrosc race and that be -would be out of action for at least 10 days. Olaon said that a new track in the garden bothered thi ConnellsvilJe boy but that he looked good in finishing in second place. The Pitt star complained of the leg hurt after the race and while he gamely offered to run in the mile relay in order not to disappoint his teammates, Olson withdrew the entry an hour before the race. charily line. Fred missed only three attempts out of 11. Tonight at the local Armory Ihe second game of the series will be ployed and a victory for the Casey outrU will earn It the county championship. However, a win for the distillers would make it a wide open affair with the Kaufman quintet of Al Ettore Quits Rinj:. Al Ettore, once a leading contender ing champion with n technical knock- i for Jon Louis' crown, said he was out over Tiger Jack Fox, Spokane, j quitting for nil time from the fight Wash.. Negro in the ninth round in ' game. He has never recovered, lie Madison Square Garden Friday night, said, from the Bomber's right in Bcttina was in command all the way ;. September, 1330. and Fox was literally slaughtered. Konsr Life Hereditary. Modern scientific research indicates that long life is principally hereditary, though factors of environ- Cokers Invade Norwin Tuesday In Section 9 Uniontown having an outside chance I mcnt an1 n a M t s also arc important. at he couny gonfalon. ! Puramounts will be featured in a preliminary gome starling nt 7:30 o'clock with the mnln altraction scheduled for 8:30 o'clock. The line-ups: Caseys G. F. Pts. B. Miller, f ._.... 3 2 8 j Hasson, f ' 3 0 0 F . Miller, c .._._^ 2 0 4 Jones, g i i 3 Blasoy, B 5 3 13 Schrum, f | o 2 Meranda, f 1 o 2 Ruff, g _ 2 0 4 Quinn, g i o 2 Totals _ ,, I!) 6 44 Overboil o. F. Pis. Tulley, f ,,,3 o 6 Cartwrlght, f, 4 8 16 Foltz, c _ 5 0 10 Hart, g 3 i 7 McCorrnick, g 0 0 0 Brooks, f 1 0 2 Galento Wins Another. Tony Galento shuliled his 234 pounds a step closer to a title fight with Joe Louis when he knocked out Natie Brown of Washington in the fourth round in Detroit Friday. Although coming through with a victory for their third consecutive time in dual competition, Cormells- ville High swimmers experienced unexpected difficulty at Eutler Saturday afternoon in taking a 4'1 to 31 decision. It was a spirited event with the home club winning two firsts in the races and getting credit in the divins event. Coach A. R. (Red) Barr gave some Continued en Page Eight. The Morning After-Taking Carter's Little Liver Pills Connellsvllle High plays its return engagement with Norwin Tuesday night at that place while Johnstown is host to Joannette and Greensburg travels to Lutrobe. Johnstown is leading Section 9 by i a half-game margin, having.. played | one more game than Greensburg. i 9 41 Totals 16 Score byquarters: Coseys ]7 7 10 10---44 Overholt 3 10 14 14--41 Referee--Gordon. Umpire--Palmer. one more game tnan ureenstmrg. i p» . Both have lost only one and Nonvin I K r ^ m C S W is in second place with two defeats, j IVC " ' I O C I 7 Hurst Passers By One Point In Section 17 a real battle is antici- I patcd between Hostraver and West Newton. The Newts are leading the section by n full game but a victory by Rostraver would create a three- way tie providing Dunbar doesn't stumble against Sewlckley Township. Perry Township's Commodores play at Belle Vernon. East Huntingdon is host to Derry Township in a Section 13 clash, Dcrry Borough is at Hurst and Ramsay High of Mount Pleasant Is idle in games scheduled for Section 13. East Huntingdon Loses to Ligonier in League Contest East Huntingdon Township High cagers were unable to check Ligonier High Friday in its quest for Section 13 championship, losing to the Mountaineers 26-20 at the Ligonier gym. The league leaders enjoyed only one really bi,-; quarter but that was sufficient to bring victory despite Alvcrton's great fourth quarter rally which netted 15 points. The line-ups: Ligonier G. F. Pts. Donato, f 3 3 9 Johnston, f . , 4 2 10 Haas, c . . 0 0 0 Kozai, g . 1 " i '3" Snydcr, g 2 0 4 Totals ...................................... 10 G 26 Alvcrton G. F. Pts. Clausner, f .................. _______ ......... 3 0 Miller, f ............................ . ............ 2 0 Bales, c ................... _ .................. 2 1 Rohenberg, g ..... ................ .....0 1 Precosky, g -------- ........ ------- 1 2 Totals _; Scoring by quarters: Ligonier 16 Alverton 0 Referee--West. 4 3--26 0 15--20 WimlLcr IMan Dies. SOMERSET, Feb. 6--George M. Gromley, 77, or WLidbcr, died Thursday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John F. O'Neil, at Windber. them an outlet which they need. If they could not expend their feelings on .football they would do it in more harmful ways," he said . . When it comes to batting slumps, Lou Gchrig of the Yankees is a fatalist. "You hit or you don't," he said. "No one can explain a slump." Ramsay Bobcats of Mount Pleasant avenged a first half defeat at Hurst by copping a 27-26 victory over the township dribblers at the Ramsay High School gym. Ned Culler's Bobcats trailed by three points in the first quarter but spurted to lead, 14-9, at the intermission. With seconds remaining in the game and the home ciub in front by one point, Jagoda, Hurst substitute center, started in towards the, basket with the ball. Just then the whistle blow and a second later the ball was in the air going into the basket. Despite quite a lot of discussion, the official refused to allow it, declaring that t h e - g a m e _ h a d officially ended before the ball left the player's hands. The line-ups: . ' · ' · · Mount Pleasant ···" G. F. Pis. Hudriik, -f'..^.:.... '..,,..... 1 5 - 7 Lentz, f !.......:,,.,, 3 0 6 Keller, c ^ .^. 1 0 2 Walker, g -. 1 1 3 Loskosky, g . _ -- 3 1 7 Gaudino, c -- 0 2 2 · Totals · - 9 Hurst G. ·Hogah-,-1 - - 4 Sibalj f . . . 2 Vikerlosky, c 5 ' Rutkosky, g . 0 Seschick, g 0 Totals . % 11 Scoring by quarters: Mt. Pleasant = '. 2 -12 . Hurst -..; 5 4 Referee--Roch. 9 27 F. Pts. 3 -11 5, 8--27 5 12--26 FIGHT TONIGHT AT MOTOR SQUARE Promoter Jake Mints: has lined up another classy fistic program for tonight at Motor Square Garden,.Pittsburgh. Leo Kodak of. Chicago meets Billy Miller in the feature 10-rounder. There is another bout of 10 rounds, two of six arid one of four. Boswell Cops Another. Boswell, Class A leaders of Somerset county, toppled Somerset Township High, Class B pace setter, by a score of 30 to 17 Wednesday. The winners were too strong, getting 13 field goals to six for the losers. 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