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VAGJ3 TEM. T W L DAILY COURIER, CONN ELLS VILLE, PA. JHONDAT/, BMSBJftUAKY 13, 1«39. Basketball Basketball S P O R T O R I A L Q \J ' By JOHN H. WI-IORIC, Sports Editor **«/ DUQUESNE COMETS PLAY CASEYS HERE TONIGHT SPARKS FROM HOT STOVE 1 George Kirksey, United Press | start correspondent, offers these i sparks from the. hot stove league: There's o real feud brewing be- . tween Larry MacPhail, guiding light j of the Brooklyn Dodgers, and Bill j Terry, noble leader of the New York j Giants . . . When Terry cracked that he'd like to have Van Mungo. Dodgers' tempermcntal pitcher who is balking at the 66 per cent cut the club gave him, MacPhail accused Terry of trying to make his player tougher to sign . . . Then AlacFhutl came right back by saying that he'd take Harry Banning in a deal for Mungo and pay the Giants' receiver double what Terry paid him. The Phillies have one of the year's most colorful rookies coming up in Jinx Poindexter, a \vi\d and \vooly Texan . . . Poindexter had a brief trial with the Red Sox but .Toe Cronin sent him back to the Southern Association "when he chased a steward ufi a dining car with a butcher krifc . . . Doc Pvothro, Phils' new boss, had Poindexter under him in tlie Southern Association and says he knows he can pitch if hell just be- liave . . . "He weights only 165 pounds but he can really fire that j apple in there." soys Pnithro. | Leo Durocher. Dodgers' pilot, says 90 games will win - the National League flag . . . Brooklyn officials are hailing Whit Wyatt, who won 23 and lost 7. for Milwaukee, as the greatest pitcher comng up from the mnors and another Dazzy Vance . . . But others call Wyatt just a minor league star who can't win in the majors . . . "He'll be back in Milwaukee in July," says A! Horwits, the Philadelphia scribe noted lor his snappy toggery . . . The five players on the Phillies the contenders arc trying to buy are Pitchers Hugh *Mulcahy, Claude Passeau, Al Hollingsworth and Max Butcher ar.d Outfielder Hershel Martin. The Cubs made two fresh oilers for First Baseman Johnny Mize and Outiileder ' Joe Medwick but had both of them rejected by Sam Breadon, who says none of the Cardinal stars arc for sale . . . The other pilots are laughing vat»the Cubs' outfield of Augie Galan, Hank Lieber and Jimmy Gleeson . . . A big comeback is predicted for Billy Herman, who has written the Cubs he is 27 pounds under his weight of a year ago at this time and five pounds less than his World Series weight . . . Which is a great moral victory for Ed Burns, Chicago Tribune's expert and authority on avoidupois, who claimed all last season that Herman was hog- fat. Harry Craft, Cincinnati center fielder, is being touted as the player most likely to reach stardom this season . . .. Several bets have been made by experts that he'll add thirty points to his batting average . . . He had more putouts than any other National League outfielder last season and is considered one of the classiest center fielders since Ed Roush's day . . . Ethan Allen, former big leaguer, is one of the few who thinks Bill Terry got the better of the Frank Demaree-Har.k Leiber angle for the Cubs-Giants ihree-for- three deal. A popular bet these days among the baseball "writers is that you can't pick the clubs which will occupy the first five places dn the National League race and you don't have to pick the order of the finish . . . George Myatt, Giants' rookie third baseman,-is being "touted as the fastest man to come up in years and likely to steal 35 bases . . . He stole 10 last year in 43 games . . . Larry MacPhail says Van Mungo will never be a successful pitcher until he changes his attitude toward baseball and the Brooklyn club in particular . . . Laughing Larry says Mungo received $1Q[ last year for every inning he pitched and 52,000' for every game he won . . . And that adds that Mungo has collected $27,000 in salary in two years and hasn't finished n season with the Dodgers in three years. BITS HERE AND THERE Jack Brown of Purdue and Pob Saggau of Notre Dame, unorthodox backs, kick left-footed and pass righ-handed. . . Japanese have invented their own brand of fooiball which diu'crs "greatly from both the American game and the British rugby. They call it "court football" and Hie aim of the players is to keep the ball in the air by footwork. . . Did you know that Jimmy Wilson was one of the three greatest American- born soccer player- ot the time of his retirement, 16 years ago? Wilson was a professional soccer placer at the age of 15 . . . Albino Parses, comely Wooster College co-ed, plans to swim the" English Channel to celebrate her 20th birthday next August. A native of France and o swimmer of prominence in many European countries, she came to Wooster. Ohio, to continue her studies preparatory to seeking a position in the French foreign service . . . Earl Brown, Jr., Notre Dame nil-American end in football and captain of the 1339 basketball team, would rather coach than play pro football. Brown, who was drafted by the Chicago Cards, recently announced his engagement to the sister of Chuck Bernard, former Michigan all-American center . . . In Boston the Bees are considering turning Vince DiMaggio into n pitch- Highly touted Uuqtir.^nc Comets ' nilAtrind:nK !iv« will appear :it State Armory at 8:3U Ponri.vyiv.nniu. o'clock tonight. '.ad:lins the strong Cawy Club briskotceri, one of the southwestern . readmit left to rifiht: Kalli!ry, P h i l - I The Caseys tripped the Comets at lips, V::··· sky, Zflt.'znik, Co.'ifh Ma- j Duquesne ;md the strong outfit will Members ot :hc vi»itini! t.ia(ri'i{.i- dcya, Adtimitis, Captain Pupicll, j be after revenge, tion. p i c t u r e ;.!ovf. are as follows, i Cubby and Maciar. j Dunbar Township High Faces Two er. lie's a fine defensive player and I L t ^*X TMT*I * \ L / I Tough Loop Opponents This Week W. P. I. A. L CAGE SUMMARIES eastern Ohio independent basketball tournament has been scheduled for the new high school fiymn at Sebring, Ohio, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. Friday and Saturday. March 7-11, inclusive. Teams interested should write to F. G. MilL-;, Box 12. Sebring, Ohio. Leading amateur teams of Ohio, Pennsylvania ond \Ve?t Virginia ore expected . . . . Pitcher Sd Chapman, formerly nf Scottdale, is the ninth member r( the Montreal International League Koyals to leave that club in the course of the reconstruction in progress since the close of the 1938 prison. He has been sold to Hollywood of the Pacific Coast League . . . . The late Colonc! Jake Ruppcrt of the SECTION FOUR Rostraver Five to Play At Leisenring Gym Tomorrow Night. AT RUFFSDALE FLOOR FRIDAY UNCLE SAM WHOOPS IT UP FOR BASEBALL CENTENNIAL Charleroi Monessen ..... Brownsville Standing of Ihc Clubs. W. -L. a o 6 i 4 4 Donora .. Mor.ongnhela California 0 Pet. 1.000 .85' .500 .286 .000 Dunbar Township Hi^h'.s bid in keep in the race for S'.-ction 17 l u u r c b i will nu'et two test."-: this week while j West N'cwton Hornets, apparently j ; headed for the crown, will h,tvc pair of c.xsy fray.-. Yankees impressed upon the public ^; sl , nr - mc Xo . , w i l l b( , hmt !,, i that baseball js an honest sport u - hen his murdering New Yorkers rode through to victory in four straignLs deTendinK, tomorrow riitfiit :md ! in World Series. The players ct I Friday the Red and Black gm-s to i their shco out of the first four games South Huntingdon Tovmsbip. The! only and the gravy /or the club own- shc . iror . co , ichcd quintc . hnd ers docsr. t gel heavy until after four ' have been played. "When the Yankees win in four games, there can't be any talk the scries hove to be fixed to help the club owners . . . Jack WHAT'S GOING ON IN HIGH SCHOOL CIRCLES J. Harold (Duke) Weigle, head football coach, says that Johnstown ·will have a better team this fall than in 1938 when the Jawns bowled over every opponent but one in 11 starts . . . Head Football Coach A. jVIark- ley Barnes is directing Jeannette High's basketeers for the remainder of tile season because. of the illness of Charles (Pnt) Rigney.. Rigney has returned to his classroom . but his doctor ordered keep.away from coaching for a bit and rest up . . . Pians for the W. P. I. A.. L. gym meet will be made Wednesday night at a gym committee meeting in Pittsburgh. The league date r.nd place remain to be lixed . . . . Ned Culler's Bobcats of. Ramsay High seem to have o monopoly on one- point cage results . . . Duqucsne will not play night football this fall he- cause of inability to get the grid field in shape by September. The Dukes athletic council has taken no action on the contemplated replacement of David L. Parker, grid mentor for over a decade, which is a foregone conclusion. The Dukes will have a golf team this year .. . After Brownsville and Donora had agreed to disagree, one more stagger was made and the differences were ironed out in the scheduling of the 3938 football game, held up by the Dragons' demand for a fatter gate guarantee. The date remains to be fixed, however. Donora had hoped to entertain Brownsville on November 3 but Connellsville has been listed for that day. The Brownies left October 27 for the Dragons at home and it is likely November 27 will be chosen for the Mon Valley scrap. Dcmpsey advocates an elimination tournament to name an opponent suitable for Joe Louis when he makos another title defense. He holds the fans aren't getting a run for their money in the current abbreviated bouts and believes that Tolcs, Fcrr, Galento, Pastor, Reddish, Burmon. Baer. Nova and the others be forced to show their stuff in the tourney with the winner getting a crack at the crown . . . "We may have the best pitching staff in the league," said President Sam Breadon ol tlic Cardinals which is evidence the Si. Louis chieftain has become quite an optimist. Duquesne Star RUDY DEBNAR Rudy Debnar of Charleroi is one of the strongest defensive layers ever to perform at Duquesne University. He is a member of the scintillating sophomore group that came up to the varsity with the reputation of being about the hottest court unit in the nation. Rudy has been a busy boy so far this season helping his teammates live up to the glowing predictions made for them. He seldom takes a shot unless he's right under the hoop, yet. he stands third in the scoring column at the Hilltop university with 104 points in 12 games. The answer to Coach Chick Davies' dream . . . that's Rudv Debnar. Plan Dedication Banquet UNIONTOWN, Feb. 13._Plar.s are materializing for the dedication banquet of the new St. John's school building r.ext Sunday evening, Rev. Father Thomas J. Dunn announced" A turkey dinner will be served at 5:30 o'clock. quintet hnd e; j time in spilling both of these unli'its ] in previous inoetinKs but there should j be hectic action with Duub'.ir s'lven plenty to worry about. The Hornets meet Belli- Vornon away Tuesday and play host (o Terry j c:;i Township Frid.'O'- Wr;r, Newton J K ] " C leading Duribar by a full Rame .mar- Kin, hnvinR twice turned btick the Red and Blaclc. Howitzers Topple Overholt Passers By Decisive Store The Howitzer ilotir quintet found things pretty rnut:h to its liking ;is it pasted a 44-2G dc-R'nt on the Over- holL Reserves in an interesting game Friday at State Armory. Colignn again stjirred for snJdicry, pacing the nltnck \vith H points to capture i n d i v i d u a l scoring honors. The line-ups: HowH/ers G. F, Pis. Rosensteel, f ^ 4 8 Kolick, £ , 4 0 8 Vnnorsdale, c 3 1 7 Colitfan, g G 2 14 Errrett, g _..... _ _ 3 1 7 Coav'. :.', co.-n'. ;i;-.d Canada to Mrx- i ic-'j. Anu'ricii thi3 y«-:ir :^ celvbr:itjnw t 1UO yt-urs of b:iM:lMi3. j l.rd by thi- .%' Ba.«bull Ccn- ; icnni^l (.'o:nrr.i.'v3!n umi ziidctl by the , hvmK rr.crn'^cr. of U.iM-b;iir.s il;ill o f ; K^rno, the rolintry 15 cot"mu:no:';iUu^ j t)ie hundredth birihci:i of iti n:t'.!-n- j Hub of '.h*? n«tlor.,il cctcbnUtcm U I s t a r e New York village v-'he^o b-i.^e- j ball wa-- ixjm ;t century a^o. Htrc i :. Doutj!ciiy F;ci'J where a y o u D K ; V.v-st i'r.tir.: c;idct, Ai.'nor DcubK-day, i dri'V,- sorp.'.- hues :n t5;c ^iv.jl^ tit ;i ; diamond am! inv* ¥ nt^ii the bc^ic mlc 1 : i war. in HUVJ. \ T'noUKht'Ut the year the ration i i ' ce-cbnilinK. tdinnicmuraur.g the ; n;ime c( G^nerui A'nner: Doublcdrjy :irif! all the names Ihri! are grc-;tt in ba.=cb;til. ; A*. Cooper^to\vn on .hmc 12 oft'i-1 "i are unrolling the impressive: of the Kame. Slur pUiy^'-^ of boti: 1 major leacurs w i l l ^o to Cooper?- | town on this tl:*y in n t i d - J u n e to J dedicate ba^eb:iU":; Hnll of Fame and the National Baseball Museum whore famous relics of the game are stored. In Baseball's H;ill of Fame are the names of N'r.polcon Lrijoic, Hans \V,-!gm'r, Waiter John.son, Grovcr Ck-vthmtl Alexander, Christy Matthewson. Ty C'obl). Cy Youns. Tris Speaker, Babe Jtuth, George Sister, Eddie Collins unci Willie Keck'r. Neither "Matty 1 ' nor Keelur arc living to sec their plaque* unveiled in | the chamber of baseball immortals, but the olher members will he present. Famous names arc prominent, too, on the National Baseball Centennial Corrtmiss.sion. Baseball's high commissioner, Judge Kcnesaw Mountain Totals Ovcrliolt Brooks, f ,,. Ringlcr, f Tully, c Spoat, g Eushton, g i Sager, £ ,...18 8 14. G. --. 3 _._ 2 -- 2 F. Pts. 1 7 0 4 0 4 1 7 2 2 0 2 Totals , ,. 11 4 26 Non-scoring substitutes--Collins, Score by quarters: Howitzers 12 8 13 11--44 Overholt ..._ 4 8 7 7--26 Referee--Medio. Umpire--Kerns. Ligonier Defeats Hurst, Gets Revenge For Earlier Setback Ligonier High, .leaders or Section 13, dumped Hurst High Friday night by a 35-26 score as it continued its quest for sectional honors. Johnson led the attack lor the victors with 16 points. The line-ups: Licouicr G F Pis. Donate, L - - "i 1 il Johnson, i . 8 0 " ]6 Haas, c _ - . 3 0 6 Kozar, g . 1 0 2 Snyder, g . 0 0 0 Totals ._ 17 1 35 Hurst G F Pts. Solomon, f ..._ _ o 0 0 Jagoda, f _ o i } Vikertosky, c 5 i n Siba], g ;; 2 B Puskar, g .....IZa 1 5 25 TotaJs 10 Scoring by quarters: L 'S 0: '«- 10 12 5 i--35 Hurst g 5 j 7_2=, Referee--West. Landis, is chairman of the executive :-omJn:Ucf. Ainonx the others a r e : CcKi-ral Malin Cr.-iig, Chief of Staff] ol ;hc U. S. Army; Admiral William 1 D, Lvahy. Chief of Naval Operations; ' M;.}or General Thomas Holcomb, Coinmundrm! of the U. S. Marine Corps: Stephen F. Chndwictc, Nation- :ti Commander of the American Lc- Ki«n; Ruicusw !. Van Antwerp, Com- m.'insicr in Chief of :he Veterans of Korean tV:ir.^. I Aiso Gcncr;^ Juiir. J. PorshinR. i CiMnrna.idiT of the A E. i".; Ch.-rlcsi J. Doyh: of Pi'.t.sbuf^h, president of the Bnseb:)!! \VrHer.s A.ssociation: Cl.iudi 1 J. Peck. Jr., of New Haven, pre.-irlTOl of the I. C. A. A. A. A.: J. G. Taylor Spink, puV.1ihher of the Sporting News rind Prufcj^or W i l l i n m n. Ou'en,s. of Stiindford UniversiLy, prc?itient o{ ti^e National Collegiate Athletic A.-usocirition: George M.. Co* h:jn, the actor, phiyv.-rigbt and 'baseball lover: Georjje II. Davis, president of the U. S. Chamber of Commerce; John W. S'.udebaker, U. S. Commissioner of Education: Sanford Bates, director of the Boys' Clubs of America; Neville MiMer, chairman of the Association of Broadcasters; Alexander CIc!i3nn of the Cooperotowii Mcmeoria! Association and C. O. Dnnvn of the American Baseball Congress. Tin- baseball centennial has its official insignia, an eye-fetching red, while and blue emblem designed by a ;..retty young woman artist, Marjori Bennett of New York-. Miss Bennett's design pictures a batter com- plcti'jg a swing on a field of red and white stripes which represent strikes and balls. Centennial stamps and stickers will be stuck on every piece of basubpil news and information within arm's reach of the commission throughout this hundredth year ot baseball. Games Tuesday. Charleroi at Monongahcla. California at Monessen. SECTIO.V NINE Johnstown Greonsburg _ Scof.dale Jeannette ,, Latrobu Connellsville Standing ot the Clubs. L. 1 1 2 5 7 10 Pet .900 .889 .778 .444 .30C 3.22. .ooc Games Tuesday. Jeannette at Norwin. .lohnsto^vn at Greensburg. Scottdale at Latrobe. SECTION 15 Standing of the Clubs. W. L. 1 2 4 4 5 7 Redstone N. Belle Vcmon ... German . Bentleyville Centerville Ellsworth .. East Bethlehem ... ..-..10 8 6 6 5 4 ... 3 East Pike Run 1 10 Pet .90! .301 .60 .36 .30' .09 SPORTS SIDELIGHTS 1934, IS MAKviJe A fceMARKABLE CaU I/O FLORIDA VJiTM A M AT Games Monday. North Belk Vernon at Ellsworth Centerville at Redstone. East Pike Run. at East Bethlehem SECTION 17 Standing of the Clubs. W. West Newton ................ 10 Dunbar Township ..... 9 Hostraver ............................ .' 8 South Huntingdon __ 7 Sewickley _____ ....... _______ 4 Perryopolis ------------------ 4 Fayet'.e City ________________ 3 L. 1 ' 2 3 4 7 7 8 Belle Vernon ... ..... ________ 0 11 PC: .90 .81 .72 .63 .36 .36 .27 .00 Games Tuesday. Sewickley at Fayette City. West Newton at Belle Vernon. S. Huntingdon at Perryopolis. Rostraver at Dunbar Township. SECTION 13 FIRST FAME AS A JOCK£y IK! RlDiMS- 1 BROKERS 7ip"-fb Standing of the Clubs. W. L. Ligonier 9 Derry Borough 7 Mt. Pleasant 5 Hurst : 4 Youngwood 4 Derry Township 3 East Huntingdon 1 Games Tuesday. Ligonier at Mount Pleasant. Derry Township at Hurst. East Huntingdon at Youngwood. 49 Fouls Called As Boswell Wins Over Davidsville Quin A total of 49 foul shots were calle in the basketball fray in which Bos well defeated Conemaugh Townshi of Davidsville by a score of.35 to 2 as the winners continued .to pace th contenders in Class A of the Somerse County League. The two teams mac 23 of the free pitches. At the same time Shade Townshi walloped Berlin, 24 to 14, at the lai ter's gym. Rockwood continued its drive fo the Class B crown with a 26 to 1 triumph over Stonycreek Townshi of Shanksville as the borne five wen into a quick lead that was neve surrendered. Windber was crushed, 39-21, b Catholic High of Johnstown in a exhibition game as the Coalmlner lost their 12th in a row while th winners turned in their eigh' straight victory. OKNSTOWN SPREE BEATS v SCOTTIE FIVE oul Shooting P u t s Jawns Ahead in Final Seconds of Play SINGLE POINT VICTORY EDGE A scoring assault befitting a :iampion was uncorked Friday night y Johnstown High to give it a 32 o 31 victory over Scottdale in See- on 9 at Scottdale Armory as the awns remained in the championship ace. Throughout the entire battle and own to the last seconds of play the Blue and White of Bill Lohr set the ace for the visiting Flood City five iut the clan of Clark Shaffer kept (ounding away and lifted the threat if defeat with only 10 seconds to ilay as Jeske turned in a sensational ine-handed shot for a pair of points ind victory. The way Scottdale went after the fawns gave rise to hopes of a Mill Town win as the home team, led, 9-2, at the first quarter, and 18-9 at he half. Johnstown could whittle inly two pDints off this margin in he third period and then renlly went o town in the final frame, doubling he score on the Millers with a 16- point punch. It was · an unusual drive and a peculiar twist inasmuch as Johnstown at no other stage dur- ng the entire tilt had been in the ead, not even for an instant. · The line-ups: Johnstown Jeske, f Rizza, f Weaver, c Safko, g -- jm, g -- rJysong, f _ Corner, c Kos'jar, g .. G. - 3 .. 2 1 1 1 0 1 1 r. pts. Totals 10 12 32 Scottdale G. F. Pts. Zearley, f . 2 . 0 4 Ross, f _.. 3 2 8 Akers, c ._ 1 3 5 Harris, g 4 1 9 J . Randolph, g 0 0 0 Horton, f O i l Province, c . 1 0 2 Lipps, g .. 1 0 2 Totals -..._ 12 1 31 Scoring by quarters: Scottdale 9 9 5 8--31 Johnstown - ,...2 7 7 16--32 Referee--Mellman. Paramount; Spill Scottie Merchants In One-Sided Game The Paramount basketball team won its 27th victory, when it subdued Scottdale Merchants, 43-20, at the Armory. The theatre lads established a lead in the first quarter which was increased materially in each period. The line-ups: · Paramounts G. F. Pts. Conway, f 0 0 0 Stipa, f O i l McMullen, c 5 1 11 Kline, g ..., 3 1 . 7 Blasey, g 7 0 14 Brown, f ..._ . . 3 0 6 Testa, f 2 0 " 4 Marcondi, g ...J 0 0 0 Totals Scottdale Merchants G. F. Pis. 20 3 43 9 2 20 substitutes--Jarrett, Totals J-'on-scoring Civarl. Score by quarters: Paramount - 10 13 8 32--43 Scottdale 6 5 5 4--20 Referee--Barrett. Umpire--Kerns. FAYETTE-GUEENE LEAGUE Standing of the Clubs. W. L. Georges - 7 Point Marion 6 North Union 6 South Union _ 4 Mapletown _. 1 Immaculate Cept 0 Pet. .875 .750 .750 .500 .125 .000 Games Tuesday. Point Marion at Georges. ADVANCE SPRING SHOWING RICHMAN BROS. CLOTHES Suit--Topcoat--Tuxedo ALL $22.50 (No Middleman's Profit) Patterns Displayed at S I M O N S CASH AND CARRY . CLEANERS 105 South Pittsburs Street.

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