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Wednesday, February 22, 1939
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i-AUJfi SIXTEEN. THr. DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVILLE, PA'. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 103!;. Basketball Basketball QPORTORIALQ w By JOHN H. WHORIC, Sports Editor *»? GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP j We've received an excerpt from the | Hurstonian, official publication o£ | WHAT'S GOING ON IN HIGH SCHOOL CIRCLES Johnstown's football profit in 1938 Hurst High School, under the head-1 totalled $6,800.04. Receipts totalled ing "Good Sportsmanship" which $24,053.89 and expenses 517,253.85. our anonymous contributor says The Ja\vns got S2,4G4.99 a.s their might be good enough to pass on to sports followers and players. It follows: "On the playing field good manners are synonymous with good sportsmanship. Far too frequently, though, they fail to reach the playing field. We, as a nation, lake pvide in our sportsmanship, yat, while' we niay deserve a higher rating than some countries, we are not deserving of all the smug praise which we accord ourselves. Good sportsmanship consists of more than merely accepting a defeat without throwing bricks at the victor. It included a reasonable moderation in the effort to win. When we cease to think of sports as recreation and consider it only as a means to prove our superiority over un opponent, we loosen our grip on sportsmanship. Victory is rightly the goal of the athlete, but victory is too dearly bought. It turns a pastime into drugery or cuts the corners of honesty. When we adopt the slogan 'Anything to -win,' we degrade ourselves and our sport. "Poor sportsmanship may occur on the field or on" it. The football pluyer who takes advantage of a pileup to administer punishment to an op- share of the post-season game with McKceesport. It paid out 52,788.66 for equipment and $5,048.15 in guarantees. The gravy is second on!y to that o£ 1937 when it svas over $8,000. The tliree junior high elevens, h nvcver, reported small losses for the season . . . Cole and Stough of Norwin were kept out of the Jeannelte game--the Jays won, 42-40--because F I V E F I R S T PLACES WON BY BARRMEN Colborn Sets New Mark In 100 Back Crawl in Local Pool. LEAGUE TITLE RACE SATURDAY Connellsville High ended its 1939 j score was lied but the visitors re- W. P. I. A. L. basketball season Tues- j captured the lead and with it went day night, losing a hard fought 20-26 j the ball game, decision to Scotldale High at Ihc local · McCoy was the spark plug of the Con.'ielL-ville s w i m m i n g tea High's u n b e a t e n took the measure of j Clairtun Tuesday afternoon at the of "scholastic difficulties" until the . local pool w i n n i n g five firsts, tying final minute of play, we read in one '., onc ;in d josing one oilier through dis- of the Westmoreland gazettes. Wonder how that come about. Did they give exams while -play was under way? It took a "sleeper" field goal to turn the trick . . . Pennsj'lvania Interscholastic Athletic Association took Its most decisive step to prevent organized pro baseball league representatives from "'soliciting" State high school athletes for diamond careers white they are still attending classes. The P. I. A. A. board of control recommended that the National Federation of State High School Athletic Associations take "some action" to gymnasium. ft was the first since the Cokers' entry into the league 21 yenrs ago that an Orange and Black aggregation had failed to win n sectional contest. Despite its woeful record the local quintet has been drawing large crowds to us games and las', r.ifiht's attendance taxed the capacity of the gym. ; eight the Cokers. The Millers gained a big edge in ; The line-ups: the first period when they built up . Scottdale a 9-3 lead. The Orange and Black : Zearley, f fought determinedly and its efforts: Ross, f were rewarded finally in the last Akers, c quarter when for a brief instant the i Harris, g _ time ' Coker offense dropping in four fielders and two fouls for n total of 10 points. He shared scoring honors with Ross o£ Scottdale who dupli- caUvd his feat. Both quintets tallied nine times from the field, the margin of victory being determined from the free line Mc Q oy ,, where the Scots points to eleven for , or(;s ' Lipps, g 0 Totals 9 Connellsville Fortney, £ Mansberger, f . Glass, c Lewis, g Evans, g McClure, f , Soisson, f G. _ 1 - 0 .. 1 _ 1 ... 0 ... 1 ... 1 ... 4 ... 1 11 29 F. Pis. qualification to score a 47-27 victory. One new pool record was established by Colborn of the Cokers who covered 100 yards in the backcrawl The Orange and Blaci: finished first i P E R R Y T R I P S in the 40-yard free style, 220-yard ' free style, 100-yard back crawl, 100- yard free style and 120-yard medley relay. Buttcrmore of Connellsvillc and Cola of Clnirton tied for first in the 100-ynrd breast stroke and though the Cokers finished two laps ahead in the l(JO-yard medley relay, first place was awarded to Clairton be- I*.: ToUiis 9 Y ; Score by periods: jo j Scottdale 9 9 3 I Connellsville 3 10 6! Referee--Salotti. 8 26 2--29 5--26 HERMINIE IN LEAGUE TILT Mails Claims Feuds- Needed In Bali Game keep pro scouts from approaching the j cause a Coker merman left his mnrk players with ofters tempting enough to perhaps make them cut short their By JAMES S. SHEHHY United Press Staff Correspondent. SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 22.--Wali ler (the great) Mails Icft-handodly Perry Township High Commodores stroked his fair celebration whiskers educational careers Hohn and Cole arc Trngesser, the three Jtr.m- ponent, or who secure in tiic know!- j nettc regulars who have closed their edge that he is unobserved by the- j league basketball careers. The Jo«s too soon. Saturday afternoon the Cokers defend their V,'. P. T. A. L. title, won last year, in n meet at Carncfiio Tech poo). On the showing of the team J nir. this year Coach A. R, "Red" Barv's cut loose with a power drive in the second and third quarters to pile up a big load over Scwick3ey Township dribblers, taking a 45 to 42 decision play ended in Scciion 17 Tuesday officials, clips a player of the other ' of Tragesser will be mo^'t keenly felt Mads are expected to repeat despite ' stands who create a confusion of sound, not to applaud or encourage Lheir team, but to confuse or intimidate the adversary's, are suilty. "When you place victory above nil else, you lay yourself open to temptations to unsportsmanlike conduct, to trickery and desert fulness. The over- team, is guilty. f £hc football coach : for he lias been the backbone of the who signals from the bench or sends Glass City . . . Bin Prichard, former- instruc-tions into the players illegally j Iy of Leisenring No, 1 nnd once c;if t c guilty. The supporters in the j Ktnr nt Dunbar Township High, is t reported "convalescing" after the a r - , « M M t ,..^ t J . ^....-i..^.*^ rival ot the third sou in his family, second; lxi!ue, Clairlon. Bill now is associated with the I. M. J--20.7 sucor.d=. A. athletic department in Flint. Mich. | IQU-yurd hr The new arrival has been named David Charles . . . Jn taking the crown in Section i7 to supplant Rostraver Township as king, \'. : est New- whelming desire, to win can. make you view leniently methods which, lacking that incentive, you would not consider. If you will carry your good manners into your school ahtlctics, you will have respect for your fellow teammates and for your opponents, you will play the game first of all for fun and recreation and you will play like a gentleman." the fact that all points in the diving events must necessarily be forfeited. · The summary: i 40-yard free-style--A. A. Cross and j Laugherty. Conncllsvillc. first nnd ; hirri. Time; Commodore Jays Down West Newton' which today and insisted that baseball needed more Ceuds. The old fireball southpaw of the 1020 world champion Cleveland Indians said most present day ball players were too serene, too namby pomuy for the good of the game and pleasure of fans. Mails--never at a IOAS for words--is publicity director, for the San Francisco Baseball Club i Latrobe Bows To Paramount Passing Team Paced by Emerson McMullen with 10 doubledeckers, the Paramount five handed the Ladis quintet of Latrobe a 67-37 lacing, in the preliminary to the Casey-Charleroi contest Monday night at State Armory. It was the Paramounts' 33rd victory. The line-ups: ! Paramount Paul I Peri-y Township junior varsity, af- | ter maintaining a hlim or,e-|X)int BuUcr- , m a r gj n j n ,h c i; ra t h a l t of its game \t Joe DiMaggio, i V. r aner. Lefty Gomez, Gus Suhr, j Frunk Croseni and other stars to the majors. "There's too much fraternizing and not enough raw meat belween rival ton captured its third sectional pennant jn four years under the tutelage of Coach Stewart S. Tovvnsund, who originally hailed from Perry township. The Hornets pilot said that if the playoff dates do not conflict, he'd have his five in both tiie Westmoreland county and W, P. L A. L.. tournaments . . . Whatever becomes of Grccnsburg's bid lor Koction 9 honors, you can't but help ac.niro the Westmoreland county sealers for their great race, considering that only Bill Stefl'en remained of the 1938 championship quintet. The outlook at the stun of the year was dark for Coach Douglass' boys but they Ye come 'at shape and the Alaroon j McMullcn, Blasey, g Kline, g Brown, i ... Mnrcondi, i Totals G. 7 Jj ......10 1 3 2 F. Fts. 3 17 11 20 2 10 6 28 11 67 Non-scoring substitue--Conway. DUNBARWINS EASILY OVER FAYETTE CITY Ties Rostraver for Second Place in Section 17 Flag Race. LOSERS UNABLE TO CHECK MULES Dunbar Township High scored at will to take the measure of Fayetle City, 44 to 29, at that place Tuesday night to gain a deadlock with Rostraver Township lor runner-up honors In Section 17. West Newton spilled South Huntingdon Township, 44 to 33, as it turned in another win after having clinched the toga while Pricedale toppled Belle Vernon, 43 to 16, and Perry Township tripped Sewickley Township. 45 to 42. Coach Bruce M. Shearer used all of the Mules available to topple Fayette City and the Red and Black added to a comfortable margin taken in the first quarter. The games closed the league schedule. BITS HERE AND THERE Dan Ferris, National secretary of the Amateur A t h l e t i c Union, discussing the Pitl-A. M. A., A. A. I/., rumpus, shared our views when he commented: "The person we must n u l l l ! °V^ °' S;b overlook in .such a d i s p u t e is the;! ^""'^f^ athlete. We must nut permit him to be caught in between two warring \ ~ ~. i factions and get hit with a brick in ' S«mes, one a surprise Jt»,s to Jean- the best innocent bystander t r a d i - : " euc - , N o r w m 1 popped two to j Dennis, Woodman, 2:45.9. 100-yiuxi bat-k-crav.'l--Co]burn nnd Boyd. C o n n H l f - v i U u , ful ami yrcun O.stLM'mnvL'r, C l a i r l o n , thirci. Tmic 1:OG.O ( n o w .sdiuol record). 100-3-it rd free-style--BL-irka nnd Fr:i^ier, Connflisvillr. fin; I nnd second; Buckovich, Chm'ton, third. Time --:59,7. 120-yanl mydk'y rtluy--Connvll.s- ville ( C o l b u r n , r'ult-y ;aid Blncka), first; Clairlon (.Martin, Cula and Lunger), sucond. Time--1:11,7. ICO-yiird medley relay--Ctoirton (Uucld. I-ujtiue. Wilson ;.nd Oster- m.'jyer), i'nt; Ctmneilsviile (Laimh- t Latrobc j too-. ·JMonessen Mayor Enforce Fireworks law N", Ki-b. 12, -- M;iyor Juines Gold ,-innoum:r?d t h a t Moties- M-n authorities w o u l d enforce the ordinimce b a n n i n g the display, salt.' and rtisehnr^t.' of iiri:works w i l h i n the j c i t y this year. \ Tr.o ordinance \v;s cn^clud 23 y r n r s j ngo but has ncvc-r been enforced. is due lor u bow. The big Hop was n 1 eriy, Frazior. K c f f o r and Cross), sec- j veteran Norwin team t h a t lo^t f o u r 1 und. ConnelisviHc disqualified. tion." . . . Elden Auker, Boston Red Sox new pitcher, figures the luckiest break of his career was a college football injury which makes him throw a baseball with an underhand delivery. His pitch involves less strain. Carnegie Tech dropped Akron, Davis-Elkins and North Carolina State and added JS'cw York U., Temple and Case on its 1939 grid card which follows: Sept. 30, Wittenberg; Oct. 6, at Temple, night: Oct. 14, at'Case; Oct. 21, at New York; Oct. 28, Notre Dame: Nov. 4, open; Nov. 13, at Pitt; Nov. J8, at Holy Cross, and Nov. 25, Duquesne. . . Federal Narcotics Commissioner Harry J. Anslinger informed Congress his agency has "really whipped" the problem of race horse doping. Over 9,000 saliva tests were made on thoroughbreds last year and only six proved positive. For every 100 cases five years ago, there is less than one today. Although the beaver has been known to reach a weight ol 68 pounds, he belongs to the same family as-the squirrel and the mouse. There once was a prehistoric form of the animal -which weighed about 400 pounds, judging from fossil remains. There are thousands of places in .the United States and Canada which bear the beaver's name and, although he has been extinct in England since the 13th century, there are at least a dozen places on the island--such as Beverly, Bever.stone · iind Bevers- brook--which still bear witness to his former habitat. . . Sixteen different intra-mural activities at Lehigh University attracted 1,307 students for competition in 381 contests during the iirst three months of the current academic year, Director Fay C. Bartiett of inira-.-ni.u-al athletics announced. . . A little over 100 major league players, including some of the game's brightest stars, have not yet signed their 1S3U contracts. No major holdouts are anticipated although the Yankees and Cubs, 1938 flag winners, will have the most trouble. . . . Hal Schumacher of the Giants, whose pitching arm went lame last fall, says he has something more than a fast one to fire at opposing batters this year and is counting on his best season. . . Take it from Gabby Hartnett, Chicago pilot, the Cubs wilt be stronger this year. "We'll win agai.n this year and 1 hope we get another crack at those Yankees. 1 fee! we've strengthened the'Cubs with our winter deals," said Gabby. Grcensburg and split with Johnstown. in the series Oiic-Ttlan Track Team. Edward Taylor, Holliston, Mass., has entered four events in the National A. A. U. championships in New York February 25. The 212-pound "woodchopper, who is 30 years old, has entered the 60-meter, 600-meter and 1,000-meter runs and 16-pound shot out. BOXING CALLED SPORTS MOST VICIOTJS RACKET "For one Joe Louis, there are 10,000 heavyweights who will be cast- ofTs ut 30. most of them broke, many of them stumbling toward mental and physical wreckage at middle age." declared Look magazine today, call- ! ing prizefighting sport's most vicious j racket. "For every Dempsey, Tunnoy o:' Schmeling who makes a million, 10,000 has-beens arc paid oft in battered bodies and scrambled minds." The picture-article points out that the average fighter earns less net cash in his career than he would have earned if he had driven a truck the same number of years. Amateur fighting, it was stated, represents boxing at Its best and its greatest hope, "but in many communities, petty chisclers arc moving in to make it one ot the most sordid rackets in sport. Crooked promoters stage 'amateur' bouts to dodge license fees and the supervision to which professional fighting is subject." Even the champions do not come off too favorably, according to the survey. They die young. The average age o£ 15 who died in recent years was only 39, as against the 59 average for all U. S. males. Submitting pictures of a normal brain contrasted to a punchdrunk brain, Look quotes Jack Dernpsey's explanation of his retirement: "What good would an extra million do you when you are walking on your heels?" Gene Tunney chimed in with: "I quit the game that hod threatened my sanity before I met with an accident in a fight that would permanently injure my brain." W. P. I. A. L. CAGE SUMMARIES F A V K T T E - G K E K N E LEAGUE Yesterday's Results. Georges 29; North Union 25. South Union 4 U ; Immaculate Conception 19. SECTION FOUR Yesterday's Results. Bo:lora 37: Monon«nhfla 3". Brownsville 29; C a l i f o r n i a 18. Laoor Age Limit Bill. CHARLESTON. W. Va., Feb. 22.-The house of delegates sent to the senate a bill which .would bar thosu less-than 18 years old from the coal mines and steel mills and at the same time strengthened the qualifications a child less than 16 must meet before a work permit car. be issued. Standing of tlio C W. Charlcroi --- U Monc-ssen 8 Brownsville 0 Donara 4 MonongoheJa 2 California - 0 U 0 1 A n a 10 Pel. 1.1)00 .880 .tiOO .-100 .200 .000 Game Toniplit. Charlcroi at Monessun. SECTION NINE Yesterday's Results. Greensburg 38; JcannnUe 30. Lull-cue 23; Norwin 28. Scottdale 20; Connellsville 26. Final Standing of the Clubs. Johnstown 10 Greensburg ,, 10 Norwin 7 Scottdale _.. 7 Lalrobe 4 Jeannette ,, 4 Connellsville L. 2 S 5 8 B 12 Pet. .833 .833 .883 .583 .333 .333 .000 SECTION 15 Yesterday's Results. Centerville 3U; Ellsworth 32. Bentleyville 34; East Pike Run 32. Standing of the Clubs. W. 13 g 8 8 Kodstone N. Bcllu Vernon German Bentleyville ... Centerville East Bethlehem Ellsworth East Pike Run L. 1 3 5 B 6 3 11 12 Pet. .320 .750 .(115 .571 .538 .308 .214 .077 Game Tonight. North Belle Vernon at E. Pike Run. Divorces Silent Mute. WORCESTER, Mass.. Feb. 22.--A divorce seeking wife testilied that for six years she. and her husband communicated only by blackboard mei- j sages because lie refused to speak to ' her. Mrs. Mabel Azemov won a divorce and S7 weekly alimony from her husband, Edward. SECTION 17 Yesterday's Results, Rostrnver 43; Belle Vernon IB. Perryopolis 45; Sewickley 42. West Newton -44; S. HuniinRclon 33. Dunbur -54; Fayeue City 29. Final Standing 0 F the Clubs. Final Standint of the Clubs W. L. Georges .. 9 ] North Union 7 3 Marion 7 3 South Un.iui; . Immaculate Mapletown Pet. .900 .700 .700 .500 .100 .100 "I'm trying to promote a feud between the S;in Kranrisco and Oakland clubs. But Manager Lefty O'Doul of the Seals and Manager Johnnie Vcr£ez of the Oaks don't secrn much interested." ! Mnils also is trying to stimulate an ' O'Doul feud with Cedric Durst, new ' manager of the San Diego club and } former biK iuafiuu outfielder. i Durst allegedly termed O'Doul "a I handkerchief waving manager" and ! Mails popped back that "Durst better · cut his eye teeth as a manager before I he talks." Mails contended only about h a K j the players in baseball work hard to better their weaknesses. ' "If I were Yince UiMaggio and Jo Jo White f would take my shipping to the minors as a challenge and fight n-.y way back by hard work," Hails sa'.d. DiMaRRio was sent to Kansas City by the Boston Bees and is trying to buy his release to dicker with another major league club. White, sent by Detroit to Seattle in the Freddie Hutchinson deal, apparently is demanding a big league salary and won't report. "Most ball players can learn a lesson from Brooks Holder or the Seals. He came to us a few years Moore, t Massena, C Quitko. c .. Moersch, g Spelber, g Conrad, c Pal*, g G. .. 3 . 5 . 4 .. 2 .. 1 . 1 .. 1 F. 0 0 0 2 0 0 I Pis, 6 10 8 8 ParochsaSs Bow To South Union in League Game As George Township spilled North Union Township, 29 to 25, to u-in the crown in the Fayette-Greene Basketball League, South Union Township scored a 49 to 19 triumph over Immaculate Conception Higo. School at the %vinners' field Tuesday night. The parochials were unable to uncork an ofTense against the veteran home five. P a u l , Tolnls - -17 rvun-(.'oring substitutes- Kuuter, Lawson. Score by quarters: Paramounts 16 16 18 17--67 Latrobe ,, _ 2 12 8 14--37 Referee--Hyatt. Manager of Badminton. Miss Virginia Davidson, daughter ot Mr. nnd Mrs. William J. Davidson of West Fayette street, has been named manager ot badminton at! Connecticut College at New London, Conn., where she is a student. Miss Davidson is a member of the sophomore class. Polo Star Dead Of Head Hurts Catain C. T. L. (Pat) Roark, famed throughout the world as a polo player, died in Pasadena, Cal., of a brain 'injury' suffered in « spectacular match last Sunday between California's Midw.fck team and a quartet from England's international team. The 43-year-old Irish-born star, captain ot Great Britain's International Cup team in 1930 and hopeful of landing a place on its 1939 squad, never regained consciousness.' ago and was hopeless as an infielder. In desperation, O'Doul sent him to the outfield. He hustled, studied his weaknesses, became a fine hitter and outfielder and likely will go to the majors next year/ 1 N'otcd Telegrapher Dies. SANTA MONICA, Cal., Feb. 23.-John H. Carroll, 22, personal telegrapher for three presidents--Theodore Roosevelt, Tail and Wilson-died here. | West Newton | Dunbar i Roslraver South Huntingdon Perryopolis . . Sev.-it-kioy Fayette City Belle Venioii w. . I S 11 11 . 8 . B L. 1 3 3 7 8 8 H 14 ret. .929 .780 .786 .500 .429 .429 .214 .000 of the year! Perfected and Qunlitj- Ccrtificd by Brewers of OLD SHAY ALE ·^asaLtfA on Back of Label! Foreign Matt AMERICAN BUY AMEKICAN Tfac Viclol Brewini Co^ jcurnetu. Pi Order From Any Beer Distributor Gettiri Ready For Fisking ? YOU BET! It's not so long. And you will hear some veal fish, stories at the Isaac Walton Banquet. February 23rd THOSE FIXE PHIZES From .Sluikcsneare Co. Enterprise Mis. C'o. (Pflcugerf South Bend Bail Co. Lyon Conlson U. S. Line Co. Wciier Vifdike Fly Co. Johnnie dinner U C. Colbnrn are just sumjiles of Ilit-ir tine tackle you can see at Fishermen's Headquarters CO. Fine PHONE 135. Tackle Connellsville, 1'a.

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