The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on February 2, 1938 · Page 7
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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Wednesday, February 2, 1938
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY _, 133S. THE DAILY COURIER. CONNELLSVILLE. PA. PAGE SEVEN Sportorials By JOHN H. WHOEIO Sports Editor LET THE CHIPS FALL, WHERE THEY MAY! Clean house and make a good job of it! That's our answer to charges of ·wholesale violations of eligibility rules by Tayette county high schools enrolled In the W. P. I. A. L. We are hoping that threatened "*. protests against some of the schools arc filed so that official recognition may be given the allegations -and a vigorous investigation prosecuted. Two coaches, whose identities cannot be revealed at this time but who arc said to have the evidence necessary to "convict" four or more schools of violations, have started a rumpus that will lift the lid on schoolboy athletics and prompt proper authorities to get at the bottom of things. It is our sincere hope that a careful study be mad.e of the charges and evidence and that a minute probe be conducted insofar as is possible. And in every instance where violation is found the W. P. I. A. L. should hand down a suspension for at least one year so that officials there will have an opportunity to ponder their ill doings and have a chance to put their house in order. We ask for such action even If It would mean elimination of athletics in practically all high schools for at least a year. It Is our belief that if schoolboy athletics are to remain a part of a ^ scholastic curriculum, they should be conducted fairly or squarely or not at all. We've listened to many schoolmen ,· at various times extol the virtues ot .clean sportsmanship and how the athlete who plays the came on the 'level will develop into a better citizen tomorrow. And we can clearly recall the pet stock phrase after a lean season: ., "We are out to develop character, not win games." The cruelty of it all is that these boys who are being used illegally know it isn't the right thing to do. What kind of sportsmanship or character do you imagine is being developed in these boys when violations are not only condoned but deliberately perpetrated by officials who are paid hard earned taxpayers' money to help build these boys Into more useful citizens? The thought of this Is nauseating. The time has come for a showdown. If the W. P. I. A. L. is to retain a cloak of reipectability or wear a garb of distrust and ill doings will be determined by Its action. Wo believe there should be a house-cleaning and let the chips fall where they may. , Commenting on the communication he had received, Don McCann, Brownsville Telegraph "Ked Peppers" column conductor, said: "All the charges set forth in an open letter to the Pepper Saturday, alleging that F a y e t t e county's schoolboy athletics are In need of a house-cleaning, can be proved by " the writer. He intends to do as much in the near future when the situation is brought to the attention of Bill Evans, president of the W. P. I. A. L. While it Is not believed proper at this time to disclose the identity of the man who penned that note, his name likely will come out once the investigation gets underway. , Surely the accusations ad*" vanced by the 'man in the know are deserving of the most consclon- ' tious study of the league officials This maneuvering. on the part ol certain schools in going out 'to get star athletes and otherwise violating the rules threatens to break down the very foundation upon which the W. P. I. A. L. rests." BITS HERE AND THERE James E. Myers of San Diego, Cal., asked a divorce because, he charged, his wife, Beatrice, neglected him to play Softball. The suit as? scrtcd Mrs. Myers left her husband last Christmas taking most of the household effects after they had been married seven months and seven days . . . State Game Commission will cite more than 100 persons during the month to determine whether their hunting and trapping privileges should be revoked. Director W. C. Shaffer of the Bureau of Protection said he would hold the '·** hearings in 46 counties in which per. sons were injured by careless handl- inj of firearms during the past season . . . Howdy O'Dcll, former Pitt star and backflcld coach under Dick , Hariow at Harvnrd for two years, has boon named bacKfleld mentor at Pcnn and Paul G. Itlblett, captain of th'e 1931 Penn team, end coach to assist Chief George A. Munger . . . Tommy Farr was provoked by Jim-- my Braddock's retirement. Mean- j while Mike Jacobs Is trying to get ' Farr to fight Max Baer. Why, no! body seems to know . . . One of the best shots on the basketball team, yet when he shoots he's so near. sighted he can hardly tell whether ; the ball goes through is the plight ! of Gerry Seeders, University of Pennsylvania star, n sophomore . . . Lou Simons directs attention to our column urging Braddock to quit the fight game. Jimmy retired. WEST PE.VX DCCKPIX LEAGUE Standlne of the Clubs. Meters Watts Volts .._ ' Cycles 4 Amps . f Ohms .. _. W. ,, 8 5 -.. 4 ... 4 ...3 ,. 3 L 1 4 5 5 S 6 rets. .889 .555 .445 .445 .333 .333 Poor Passing Enables Home Club to Overcome Lead in Final Quarter Luczak and Showman Pace Local Five in Section 9 Contest. NORWIN HERE FRIDAY NIGHT Connellsville High School's basketball team nearly put the skids to Johnstown's championship aspirations at the Flood City Tuesday night but a last-quarter drive brought a 29 to 27 verdict for the home five. The two outfits battled on an even keel throughout most of the game and the Orange and Black held a lead of from two to six points until the final four minutes of action when the Jawns, taking advantage of several poor passes, sent the ball swishing through the net to emerge victorious. The Orange and Black cagers seemed "awed" by the large barn- like gymnasium during the first half missing many shots as they drove into the basket and consistently losing the ball through erratic passing. At that, they managed to keep the home lads from piling up much of a lead, trailing by one point at intermission, 13-12. Allie Luczak continued to stand out in- the Cokcr attack, counting three field goals and sinking four fouls for 10 points. Showman, whose return to form' has heartened local fans, played a major role In the thrilling contest as .he contributed eight markers towards his team's total. The curly haired youth WES granted four chance from the free zone and tallied all of them for a perfect average. Tanasc, Johnstown forward, who is next to Luczak in the number of points scored, lost ground as ho was held to five. Jordon, his running mate, located the net from tho Held on five occasions and added a foul to capture individual honors. The game was particularly rough as it attested by the number of fouls called. It is apparently the kind of game that the Cambria county quintet liked though it nearly proved their undoing. The Cokers made 13 points out of 18 free tries while the Johnnies, bad to be content with five out of 13. Friday night Norwin High plays at the local gym and In view of the pace the Cokers have been traveling, the game should be a sell-out. Norwin has been the only team that hns prevented Luczak from counting n Held goal. Allic was held to four fouls there but local fans arc confident that it won't happen again. The line-ups: Connellsllle G. F. Pis. Reed, f O i l Luczak, f ________ 3 4 10 Showman, c 2 4 8 Evans, g 1 0 2 Stipa, g 0 2 2 Olszewski, g 0 2 2 Marakas, c 1 0 2 Totals Johnstown Tanase, f Jordon, f Shannon, c Baltz, g Vcnet, g F. Ellsworth, g ,, Stoup, g - 7 13 27 G. F. Pl». _ 2 1 5 _ 5 1 11 _ 0 2 2 _ 2 0 4 - 0 0 0 - 2 1 5 _ 1 0 2 i Totals 12 5 29 Scoring by quarters: Connellsville 6 6 9 6--27 Johnstown ... 8 5 6 10--29 Non-scoring substitutes -- Johnstown, Murray, Slick, Shahecn, Whitlow. Referee--Evans. Has Jeannette Here Tonight Jcannette Merchants will come to State Armory tonight to do battle with the Westinghouse basketeers in the second part of a twin program. In the other fray, the Immaculate Conception Owls take on St. Vincent Preps. The second game is listed for 8:45 o'clock sharp. S. Connellsville Man Sees Robin Despite the cold spell which has gripped the region for a week, James "Red" Cole of South Connellsville is convinced spring is at hand. While feeding his pigs on Sunday he saw a large robin. Investigation disclosed It had begun building o£ a nest nearby. On the same day, a note from him says, he and Mrs. Cole picked a bouquet of bloodroot while walking in the woods. W. P. I. A. League Summaries SECTION 9 Yesterday's UcsuHs. · Scottdale 32; Jcanncttc 28. Greensburg 24; Norwin 20. Latrobe 25; Mount Pleasant 22. Johnstown 29; Connellsville 27. Standing of the Clubs. Greensburg Johnstown __-Norwin Connellsville Scottdale Latrobe _-_ Jcannette Mount Pleasant W. L. Pet. 9 8 -- 6 4 -- 3 3 2 1.000 .889 .C07 .445 .333 .333 .221 .111 Games Friday. Johnstown at Jcannette. Norwin at Connellsville. Lntrobe at Greensburg. Mount Pleasant at Scottdal*. Yesterday's Results. Georges 32; Redstone 24. South Union 37; Mnplctown 27. North Union 44; German 14. SECTION 10 Yesterday'- Results. Ligonicr 26; East Huntingdon 25. Youngwood 34; Derry Boro. 27. Dunbar 38; Hurst 27. Standing of the Clubs. W. L. Dunbar - G 2 6 2 5 2 , S 3 3 4 2 6 0 8 Youngwood Derry Twp. Dcrry Boro. Hurst Ligonicr East Huntingdon . Pel. .750 .750 .714 .625 .429 .250 .000 Games Friday. Younffwood at Ligonicr. Hurst at Dcrry Borough. East Huntingdon at Dcrry Twp. SECTION 18 Yesterday's Result*. Pcrryopolis 36; Fnyette City 28. Rostravcr 45; S. Huntingdon 25. Scwicklcy 28; West Newton 26. 1 Standing ot the Clubs. W. L. Rostravcr 8 Belle Vcrnon 5 West Newton 4 Pcrryopolis 4 Fnycttc City 3 BEARKITTENS PLAY HERE TONIGHT St. Vincent Prep Bcarkittens will play Immaculate Conception High baskctecrs tonight at State Armory in a return engagement. The Bcarkitten squad, luft to right, follows: DUNBAR STAYS IN TITLE RACE, UPSETS HURST Sewicklcy .. _. 2 South Huntingdon -- 0 Pet. .714 .571 .500 .373 .250 .000 Games Friday. South Huntingdon at Fayette City. Rostravcr at West Newton. Belle Vernon at Pcrryopolii. Youngwood shoved aside the pennant threat of Derry Borough with n 34 to 27 decision and Dunbar Township High came through .with a 38 to 27 triumph over Hurst High of Mount Pleasant township to remain in a deadlock for first place in Section 10 Tuesday night. Four schools had been tied for the top position but Derry Township, Idling, him a chance to make up the half-game deficiency by winning its fr.iy when cither Dunbnr or Young- i cad Is not playing. Dcrry Borough had also been in on the deadlock. Lrisenring hod a big first half, pounding away for 28 pointu, while the Scarlet Hurricane came through with 17. The pace In the opcnlns rounds v/as too much for the boys and it relaxed considerably with D. T. gcltinu but flve and Hurst one In the third quarter. Hunt outtcored I Dunbnr, 9 to S. in the final period. ! The summary: j Dunbar G. j Rostmtccl, f 2 Pnvlonky, f 4 j Hasson, c 5 Ilerchko, g 3 Uusbnnd, g _.0 Yourich, f .1 Hcrtzell, g 0 Seated--Regis Champ, John Johnston, William Krill, James Wholan, Joseph Mulvihill, William Kncpper and Robert Rcilly. Standing--Conch Bill RafTcrty, Judge No "Scar-Gaicr." CAMDEN, N. J., Feb. 2 Judge Joseph A. Varbclow declined to look ot a scar on the leg of a woman seeking damages for injuries in an automobile crash. "No I'd belter not," he said, "or somebody'!! call me a scar-gazer." Lawrence O'Neill, Jack Kessler, Athletic Director Rev. Norbert Rup- prccht, O. S. B., Richard Breen, Hans Thomas, Lino Agosti and Student Manager John Doyle. Auto Thief Chances Mind. UNIONTOWN,. Feb. 2.--An automobile thief who had a sudden change of mind stole a car belonging to John C. Shccdy, parked in front of his home, and drove it to the bottom of the street where he abandoned it, police said Saturday night ST. V I N C E N T , PREPS APPEAR ,, HERE TONIGHT State Armory Scene of Return Game, Paroch- 1 ials After Revenge. · LATROBE, Feb. 2.--A change in. the schedule of tlie St. Vincent Prep basketball players finds the Prepstcrs traveling to Connellsville's Armory tonight instead of to Dcrry Township High. The scheduled game with the township team hns been tentatively postponed because of the lack of buses at Derry township. ' Immaculate Conception High of Conncllsville will be host to the Bearkittens in the Armory here tonight at 7:30 o'clock instead of on February 25 as originally scheduled. St. Vincent Prep came out victorious in a tilt earlier in the season with the Immaculate Conception aggregation, 34-21. The outcome of the return game is quite doubtful, however, for the Bearkittens have the disadvantage of playing on an unfamiliar floor and of not having their full strength available. Over the past week-end the Bear- kittens made another disastrous excursion into Pittsburgh. They lost to St. Joseph High of Mount Oliver, 25-34, and to Duquesnc Prep, 20-29. The Bearkittens will probably be some distance behind the record set by last year's champion prepsters, because they average much less in height this year and are far more inexperienced. F. SECTION 14 Standing of Hie Club*. W. L. Georges __._._ North Union _ South Union _ Point Marlon Redstone Mapletown - 8 _ 6 _ 8 _ 4 . 1 German _._ 0 Tel. 1.000 .857 .750 .571 .250 .135 .000 rts. C 3 n Totals Moral Dolan, f Kantorck, f Vikartosky, c Phfrogncr, g Baluk, c Jagodn, f Pushcar, f .15 8 38 G. F. rt«. -- 1 1 3 --1 1 3 _2 1 5 -- 3 0 6 -.2 3 7 _1 0 2 --0 1 1 Gamefl Friday. South Union at Redstone. North Union at Mapletown. Georges at Point Marlon. SECTION 4 Yesterday'* Results. Charlcrol 22; Uniontown 15. Monongahela 34; California 22. Monessen 37; Brownsville 19. Standing of the Clubs. W. L. Donora 6 Uniontown 5 Monessen Charlerol. Brownsville Monongahela California Pet. .857 .625 .025 .025 .375 .250 .143 Games Friday. Brownsville at Uniontown. Donora at Monessen. California at Charleroi. East Huntingdon Township Beaten By Single Point ALVERTON, Feb. 2.--East Huntingdon Township came within a point of turning in its first victory in Section 10, W. P. I. A. L., Tuesday night but Ligonicr came through to take a 26 to 25 count. It was the best showing of the year for the locals who have suffcerd was Ligoniei-'s second, both at the eight consecutive wins. The decision was Ligonicr's second, both at the expense of Alvcrton. Play at Ounbar Tonljiht. The girl basketcers of Vandcrbilt j and Dunbar will play lonlghl at 7:30! o'clock nt the Dunbar WPA Reeves- ' tion Center lloor. CITV WPA ItECKEATION CENTER JUNIOR UASKETHALL LEAGUE Standing of the Clubs. W. L. Pet. Paramount Juniors 1 0 1.000 Marchelletta's .- - 1 0 1.000 Leiscnring _.. 1 o 1.000 Gales . .. 1 o 1.000 Hollywood A. C. n 1 .000 1. C. Frosh .. 0 1 .Odd Lou's (I 1 .nod Willow Inn 0 1 .000 Totals 10 Score by periods: Dunbar ..17 11 Hurst 10 7 Rcfcra.--Travis. 5 5--33 1 9--27 PERRY EVENS SERIES WITH FAYETTE CITY As Rostniver Township High neared the championship in Section 18 by spilling South Huntingdon Township, 45 to 25, and Sewickley Township scored an upset victory at the expense of West Newton, 28 to 26, Perry Township High School avenged its first round unexpected reversal at the hands of Fayette City by taking a 36 to 28 victory Tuesday night at the lalter's floor. Coach J. Rist Stimmel started his reserves ,-igainst the Fayette City quintet who held their own, 13 to 12, in the first half of play. When the skipper sent tho varsity into the battle, they went to town in a big way to' put the game on ice, the Commodores out-scoring the home five in the last three quarters. The summary: Perry Township G. F. Pts. Marshnll, f Rumanclk, f Zaekal, c Beck, g ....... ___ ; Buttermore, g Wilkie, f _ ..... Ksilcs, f Rollins, c Hozcnic, g ........ Statr.bula, g G. 0 4 0 _2 0 4 1 1 1 Totals Fayette City Lovich, f Turik. f Russell, c Bell, g Butler, g Henry, f . Deningn, g . .,, Ridgeway. g Tot;i|y 14 G. 5 fl 1 o ..3 0 0 . . 10 8 3G F. Pis. 8 23 ..LOWEST FEBRUARYSALE PRICES AND AN EXTRA Wo DIVIDEND Here's n sale with u DOUBLE snrln'jr... our PROFITS H A R I J i K KKBRUARY FURMTURE SALE! Save with extremely low Jb'clirunry Siilo prices! And SHVC A C A I X \vltli tho 10 percent J'KOFIT-SHARIXG 1HV- TBEXD In EXTRA 3rERCnAM)ISE on every purchase of n Breakfast Set. 32-Pe. SET of DISHES A breakfast set you'll use for dinner . .. it's so lovely! 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