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Tuesday, February 7, 1939
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PAGE EIGHT. PHI- DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVILLE, PA. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1939. Basketball P O R T O R I A L Q By JOHN H. WHORIC, Sports Editor ^X WHAT'S GOING ON IN HIGH SCHOOL CIRCLES Charles Bowman has been named captain of Meycrsdale High's football team in 1939.' . . Coach Maurice Ruhenstein of Ambridge has September 9, 16 and 23 and November 11 open. . . Edmund Hicks, Findlay College publicity director, described Don Renntnger, a Uniontown High product, as the best all-around ath- Jcte ever to represent that college. Bob Snoddy and Fred Matheny, also of the countyseat, are on the Findlay court varsity with Renninger. . . North Belle Vernon High athletes have organized a vaisity club with James Hall as president. Active members are those engaged in sports and associate members are those athletes who are in the junior high school or those who have already graduated. . . Farrell High has been suspended for one year irom the P. I. A. A. because it us 3 d two ineligible football and basketball players, Secretary Edmund J. Wicht announced after an inquiry had been made into alleged rule violations by District 10 schools. Wicht declared Henry Thomas, last year's "all-star center and high point man, and "Wallace Bitchko were ineligible because they had already participated in athletics during six semesters after their freshman year. . . Ray Welsh's baskeleers at Sayre are stepping out and recently scored 78 points in winning u fray. When a Dunbar player nearly pulled a Roy Riegels and fired the ball at the wrong basket, a West Newton boy barged in and flipped the rebound off the board for a two- pointer. This unusual turn of events ccemed to knock Leisenring off stride and enabled the Hornets to move to the head of the class, handing the Red and Black its second setback. . . Coach Red Ban-, of the Coker swimmers hopes his water stars will take Du'quesne High seriously for the fourth dual meet Fnday afternoon. The Dukes--Ray Y. Henry, former Coker eager, is high school principal --will be after the Orange and Black scalp for unseating them as W. P. I. A. L. kings last year. It will be the Cokers toughest battle of the year. . . Two basketball coaches, when asked if they'd seen "Jesse James," a movie, Caseys Prove Right to Claim County Cage Honors, Again-Topple Overholt FIRST THREE MONTHS OF YEAR HARD ON BIRDS With,natural food continually becoming more scarce and weather conditions as a rule unfavorable, the first three months of the year are the most critical in the lives ol most Pennsylvania birds. This is the belief of Dr. Logan J. Bennett, director of the Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit at the Penn- sylvanai State College. "Food is usualy least available during inclement weather when the needs of birdlife are the greatest," Dr. Bennett said today. "Placing a shock of fodder or several bucketsful of ear com in a well-protected spot will aid pheasants and quail in Betting through the winter in excellent condition. Particular effort should be made to get food to these birds during the protracted periods of exceedingly bad weather." P. F. English, assistant professor of wildlife management, explained that shelters and feeding stations near the home will attract many songbirds, particularly black-capped chickadees, juncos, hairy woodpeckers a n d downy woodpeckeis. A small tray asout a foot square placed four or five feet above ground will provide an excellent feeding station, he said. Suet, cracked nuts and oatmeal are favorite foods of birds. In addition to feeding birds, it is considered desirable to provide them with shelter where none is naturally available. Several evergreen trees piled together to form a thicket provide ideal feeding cover and shelter for songbirds, Professor English said. The Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit is sponsored jointly by the Pennsylvania State College, the Pennsylvania Game Commission, and [he U. S. Bureau of the Biological Survey. Local Five Shows Too Much Power for Distillers, 34 to 21. TO PLAY HERE FRIDAY NSGHT replied: "See him, two of our games." say he worked BITS HERE AND THERE George S. Pyle was named president of the Somerset Sportsmen's Association wliich endorsed Joseph Critchfield of Ursina for appointment to the State Game Commission. Clyde Bowman was named vice-president, Noah Shultz treasurer, Harry Jacobs secretary and C. R. Knupp assistant secretary . . . . Judge K. M. Landis, baseball czar, was asked to rule on the current practice ot luring brilliant college baseball players into the major leagues before they finish their education. Athletic Director Ralph Youn.n of Michigan State became ·U'gured when Glenn Rankm, 19, star hurler, left the junior class to sign \vith the Indians. Rankin will be with Springfield, Ohio, in the Mid- A'lantic League . . "Pitt has a long, I'mg road to travel before its athletic bituution meets high standards Sound in the Western Conference . . . Possibility of the Panthers becoming A part of the Big Ten is removed , til least many, ninny years in the future," penned a Columbus, Ohio, writer . . .Clare Abbott, the amiable Fairmont scribe, commented when the movie, Jesse James, was playing the West Virginia city: "Wonder if he's the same guy that has been rcferceing some of the basketball games in this section" the reports we've been getting would cause tis to believe the outlaw has bi;en hanging around Herminie for quite a spell . . . Philadelphia Nationals have signed Pensacola ot the Florida State League as a farm Roy Stahlcy, 1D36 Olympic team member from the Southern California Athletic Association, was voted the outstanding athlete in the The Casey basketball team demonstrated beyond any doubt Monday night at State Armory that it is the outstanding independent quintet in the county as it downed the Overholt passers for the second successive .ime thereby clinching the county championship. The score was 34-21. The victors, co-sponsored by John J. Spishak and the Knights of Columbus, went into a lead at the beginning of the fray and were never outscored in any quarter except the second when the distillers gained a one-point advantage. Bernie Jones was the big gun in the Casey attack, hitting the net for five double deckers and two fouls. Every member on the winning five contributed one or more points. The losers used six players in the fray but only the starting five scored points, three of them getting five each while the remaining six were divided between J. Tulley and Hart. Monday night's win stretched the Casey victory string to 14. Two more games are scheduled for this week. Wednesday night they play the Duquesne A. R. S. club away bul are back at State Armory Friday. The line-ups: Casey W. Miller, f Meranda, f .. F. Miller, c Jones, Blascy, g Georgeis, IParochiafs ight, State Armory Immaculate Conception H i g h School, members of the Fayette- Grecne Basketball League, take part in two tilts on successive nights meeting Point Marion and Georges Townsh;p who are at the present time tied for first place. The Point Marion tussle for tonight at the Pointers' gym but Wednesday night the Owls will be j at State Armory to tackle the strong Georges quintet. The preliminary game will be between the junior varsities of the two schools and will start at 7:15 o'clock. The varsity squads swing into action promptly at 8:15 o'clock. LOOKING AT ATHLETICS "Maybe you recall I was lightweight champ twice. Well, there iust one ambition bothering me now. I want to win back that liUe again," ys Tony Canzoneri who is convinced that life can begin at 30. Six years older and seven pounds heavier than when he was rated the gamest little man in the fight racket, Tony is seeking that which most boxers avoid--a" bout with Henry Armstrong. Says Canzoneri: "I've foughi a long parade of awfully tough boys since I started fighting and a lot of them were just as tough as Armstrong. Why shouldn't I want io fight him? Why shouldn't I think I can beat him? I don't look like a has-been, do 1?" Powell Crosley, Jr., owner of the Cincinnati Reds, "did right" by Wilkinsburg Bill McKechnie whose contract as manager of his National League club has been extended (hrougli 1939. The reward was for leading the Reds from the cellar in 1937 to fourth place in 1938, a trick that netted Bill a nice bonus. If the home attendance in Cincinnati ex- c 2eds 450,000 this season, McKechnie will gel around $5,000 in a bonus on top of his salary, reported to be about $20,000. When the New York Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America staged its IGth annual dinner and frolic to top off the 1938 baseball sca.son, honor was paid to Joe McCarthy, managcr..of the New York Yankees, winners of three straight crowns; Jimmy Foxx, first sucker of the Boston Red Sox who made a great comeback to win the American League batting title and the most valuable player award, and Bill Klem, veteran National League umpire, who has long claimed that he never'missed a decision in his life. Some of None ould question that statement until a few years ago when President John Heydler of the National League reversed one of his decisions. The play that caused Klcm's decision to be overrule'd was a weak pop-fly . hit by Chuck Klein in a game between the Cubs and Cardinals. The ball fell in -front of the plate and Klem allowed a Chicago run to score. Heydler ruled it was an in- Hart, Brooks Totals ... ,, Score by quarters: Caseys Overholt Referee--McClure. Shamrocks Topple West Newion Girls By Decisive Score Connellsville Recreation Center Shamrocks, girl champions of Fayette county, defeated West Newton girls, Saturday night at West Newotn, 24 to 14. The Shamrocks were b a d l y crippled because of injuries and sickness and were forced to play the entire game with only five players, nna Bogusky, playing her first game for the Shamrocks, was the high scoring star of the tussle. Captain "Izzy" Metzgar also featured for the w'nners. Kowalcheck and Pahuka featured for West Newion. The line-up: Shamrocks G. F. Pis. Rowe, f . ... ... 0 G 0 Bogusky, f . 6 0 12 Tulley, c 1 0 2 VIetzgar, g 3 2 8 Primus, g . 1 W. P. I. A. L. CAGE SUMMARIES . Sewicl At Leisenring Floor In Cage Tilt Tonight SECTION FOUR LEAGUE MAT TOURNAMENT MARCH 10, 11 Waynesburg College to Be Scene of Annual W. P. I. A. L. Meet. Games Tonight. Monessen at Donora. Charleroi at California. SECTION 17 Games Tonight. South Huntingdon at Fayette City. West Newton at Rostraver. Perryopolis at Belle Vernon. Scwicklcy at Dunbar. - SECTION NINE Games Tonight. Jeannette at Johnstown. Connellsville at NorwirT. Greensburg at Latrobe. SECTION 13 Games Tonight. Ligonier at Youngwood. Derry at Hurst. Derry Township at East Huntingdon. CONGRESS IS ASKED TO DECLARE BASEBALL 21 9--34 7--21 32nd annual Millrose games in New York and his name inscribed on the Rodman Wanamaker ttophy after he had cracked a world record three times in thp 60-yard high hurdles with a time of 0:07.3 . . . Himself a victim ot a game right leg because of infantile paralysis, Tommy Spiegal, Uniontown lightweight, contributed to the paralysis fund by taking part in a fistic card Saturday night . . . Wesley Ferrell, eccentric pitcher of the Yankees, dethroned Paul Wancr of the Pirates as the soli champion of baseball one up in 38 holes in Lakeland, Fla. . . . Byron Nelson of Reading won he $3,000 Phoenix, Ariz., open tournament with a brilliant 54 hole score of 198, 15 strokes under par, for t new P. G. A. record . . . Bill McKschnie, miracle man of the 1938 baseball season who led Cincinnati from the cellar the year before to fourth place, was rewarded with a two-year contract for 1940-41 by Porwel Cros- Icy, Jr., owner of the Reds. Bill will yet $5,000 as a bonus if the Reds draw more than 450,000 at home. His salary is around $20,000, one of the hishest in the game. field fly and ordered the game replayed from that point. Klem still says he never missed it and claims that particular case was a freak of nature. evees Junior Title, Willow Loses Oglevees won the first half championship of the junior division of the City WPA Recreation Center Ba.ket- ball League with a one-sided 32-17 decision over Willow Inn Juniors Saturday at State Armory. The two ieams had closed the regular schedule in a deadlock. Charlie Rowe and McCarthy did the bulk of the scoi ing for the florists, getting half of their team's total, while Jimmy Man- was best l;r the losers. The summary: Wife ot Writer Dies. PITTSBURGH, Feb. 7. -- Mrs. Mary 'ilaloney Welsh, 43, Welsh, Pittsburgh TO lapsed and died of wife of Regis rls writer, cola heart attack while attending n meeting of a Dormon! woman's political dub of which ·ho was president. Million rounds of Food. It takes 1,500,000 pounds of food every day to feed the boys in the CCC camps. Perry Township Juniors Beaten By Marion Five Overcoming a first quarter deficit, Marion High basketball team captured the lead in the second period and continued to widen it in the second half as it downed Perry Township Reserve;,, 23-13. Coates and Ostavich featured for the winners, scoring six 'and five points respectively. B. Frency topped the Perry scorers with two field goals. The line-ups: Marion G. F. rts. Cruzan, f i o 2\ Coates, f 2 Tacconi, S. Rowe, g McCarthy, g B. Rowo, f . Totals . . . . . Willow Inn Shivcs, f Marr, f Laughorty, c . Ciceritti, g Rock, , rf ,, Totals Non-scoring Fctronc. Score by quarters: Oglcvecs 9 5 12 Willow Inn 2 10 2 Referee--Bill Hyatt. 13 G, ... 2 2 .. 1 .... 3 ... 0 8 rts. 3 9 6 5 7 2 32 Pis. ·J C 2 6 0 17 substitutes -- Mongell 6--32 3--17 Ostavich, c _ 1 W. ^ ozniak, g . ,, 2 J. Wozmak, g 0 Yatcs, f Koslasky, g Totals Perry Township B. Frcncy, f . . Lowther, f Baluch, c . Campbell, Zackal, g Matty, f . .... 0 .... 0 G. ... . 2 . 1 - . 1 ,._. 0 I ..._ 1 F. 0 2 3 0 3 2 1 n · p. 0 1 0 0 0 0 Everson Merchants Turn Back Kingview Everson Merchants defeated Kingview Hecreation Center 50-38 Friday at the Scottdale Y. M. C. A. Bernard Walzak led the Everson attack with 19 points while V. Patrick and L. Patrick topped the losers' scoring with 17 and 12 points respectively. The line-ups: Everson G. Flanagan, f 0 Lane, f ..... '. 4 Walzak, c , 9 Sammy, g . 4 Lever, dosky, g 3 F. Pts 2 5 1 £ 1 19 2 10 4 10 23 Pts. Totals Kinffvicw 20 G. F. Patrick, f 0 F. Paul, f V. Patrick, c T. Ross, g . L. Patrick, g 10 50 F. Pts. 0 Totals Scoring by quarters: Everson 10 14 Kir.gview . . 2 23 38 6 20--50 3 10--38 Totals 6 Non-scoring substitutes- Darkangelo, Palonder, Novak. Referee--Baker. Xcvada Opposes Lotteries. CARSON CITY, Nev., Feb. 7.- Nevada, which foi several years has appnvcd other torms of gambling, Robatlmi, turned thumbs down through its as- i scmbly on a ptoposal of legalized op- I eration nf lotteries. Totals .. West Newton Bales, f . . Kowalcheck, Moody, c T-huka, g Soroka, g Totals Non-scoring son, Lctterio, Sterner. Score by quarters: Shamrocks . ... 2 West Newton 4 Referee--Shiftman. Umpire--Marsh. 24 Pts. 0 6 2 4 2 14 substitutes--Thomp- 11 G. 0 3 _ 1 2 1 5--24 8--14 Special to The Courier. WASHINGTON, Feb. 7.--Representative Shanley, D,, Conn., proposed that next June 12, the 100th anniversary of baseball, be proclaimed as "National Baseball Day." He said: "Baseball is America's game, American in origin. American in spirit and American in its appeal to the fans. It has perhaps contributed more than any other activity to the development of the American temperament, being the Nation's safety valve and its insurance agairst excess of nations abroad." Spcigal Wins Another. Tommy Speigal scored a technical knockout over Wallace Hally of Lo: Angeles in 2:32 of the seventh round of their eight-round bout at Ridgewood Grove, New York City, Saturday night. Speigal was ahead from the iart, taking every round with wide right hooks and short-range shots to the ribs. Section 17 Eyes to Be Focused on Pricedale Floor Scrap. HORNETS LEAD' FLAG SEEKERS The annual championship wrestling ;ournament of the Western Pennsylvania Interscholabtic. Athletic League will b°. held at Waynesburg College ! on Friday and Saturday, March 10 and 11, it was announced today by H. A. Fischer of Beaver, chairman of the circuit's mat committee. The competition will be conducted along the same lines as last year with individual champions to be named in 10 classes, ranging from 85 pounds to heavyweight, and a team titleholder to be selected by the point system. The season of dual matches, which have no bearing on the title eliminations in March, is being planned by many coaches. However, all will be concentrating on the-league, tournament in which entries will be selected fot the "P. I. A. A. finals at State College on March 17 and 18. The W. P. I. A. L. wrestling directory includes Blairsville, Bridgeville, Canonsburg, Clairton, Cumberland Township, Dormont, Elizabeth, Franklin Township, Freedom, Kittanning, Greensburg, Masontown, Midland, Midway, Monaca, Monessen, Monongahela Township, Mt. Lebanon, New Castle, Norwin, Pitcairn, Mount Pleasant, Sewickley Township, Stowe Township, Trafford, Trinity, Turtle Creek "Union, Waynesburg, West Newton and Beaver. The current champions of the various divisions follow: 85-pouncl, S a n d y DeMarino, Greensburg. 95-pound, George Custer, Canonsburg, P. I. A. A. champion. 105-pound, George Phillips, Dormont. 115-pound, Andrew Puchany, Canonsburg, P. I. A. A. runner-up. 125-pound, Edward Pappert, Dormont. 135-pound, John Metzler, Greensburg, P. I. A. A. champion. 145-pound, V i r g i l Valmassoni, Trafford. 155-pound, Fred Paul, Canonsburg. 165-pound, Donald Hitler, Greensburg, P. I. A. A, runner-up. Heavyweight, Phillip Awesh, Can.- onsburg, P. I. A. A. champion. Sewickley Towship High puts in an appearance at Leisenring No. 1 tonight as Dunbar Township fights to stay in the running for Section 17 basketball crown. Leisenring had its toughest scrap, which it won, at Herminie in the first round of the program and will be out to settle a score. The Red and Black cannot afford to lose a single game. Meanwhile attention will be focused on Pricedale where West Newton, sectional pace setter, encounters Rostraver Township, the only team able to stop the Hornets. If the Frazier boys can't stop the Town- sendites, it will be all over but the shouting. Wesleyan Bobcats At Jackets Floor Thursday Night WAYNESBUHG, Feb. 7.--Two ' basketball games, both at home, and two wrestling matches, both away, comprise the Waynesburg College winter sports card for the week o£ February 5th. Thursday evening the West Virginia Wesleyan and Waynesburg basketball teams tangle on the local court to be followed Saturday night by the Slippery Rock State Teacher passers. The Jacket wrestlers will be at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, Thursday evening and at Findlay, (Ohio) College Friday night. Pitt Athletes Lost. Scholastic difficulties caused lour freshman passers to be dropped from school at the University oi Pittsburgh and two others placed In probation. Three fresh football players also were struck, among them Billy Goldberg and Bill Dutton, star halfbacks. Grove's Arm in Shape. Eight doctors have given Robert Moses (Lefty) Grove's arm the once over and all maintain that it's in great condition. Lefty's portside pitching arm went dead last July 14 and remained that way for five weeks. Your COURIER Carrier Boy Renders a REAL SERVICE COOPERATION is a major subject in the training of your Courier Carrier Boy. COOPERATION with his parents, his educators and his Courier readers . . . He is trained as an enterprising young merchant, he is in business for himself, keen to satisfy his subscribers and eager to get ahead. Your Courier Carrier works on a CASH basis. He buys his papers at wholesale and delivers them to you at retail. He must collect from you each week to pay for his papers and earn his profit for the week's service. He strives faithfully to render UNFAILING SERVICE. We know you will just as faithfully aim to keep faith with him when he calls to make his collection, lie deserves your cooperation!

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