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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Monday, February 27, 1939
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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1939. :. DAJL.Y COUKlJiK, CONNBLLSVILLB, PA, PAGE SEVEN. Basketball Basketball COKER TITLE CIPORTORIAK w By JOHN H. WHORIC, Sports Editor *J BITS HERE AND THERE Bug juice helps your bowling. A resinous substance secreted by a scale insect' (tachardia lacca) is melted, purified and then solidified in thin layers which lorms the shellac on the- bowling alleys. A bowling ball is tested during the process of manufacture by dropping it on a thick, heavy block of steel from a heighth of four or five feet at least from 10 to 15 times. . . Third annual "Around Absecon Island" motor boat race for the Judge Emil Auerbach memorial trophy will be held May 30 at Atlantic City. . . Now is a good tinie of j the year to look at the old tackle box I and see if some of your lures don't need cleaning up a bit. No doubt you'll find several of your favorite baits missing, too. If the spinners and spoons have tarnished a bit, a little silver polish and some rubbing will make them as good as new. A small file of a fish hook hone will make your hooks as sharp as they were when they were new. You should also check up on your reels . . . Pittsburgh Pirates and the Cubs will provide the atmosphere for a baseball centennial movie to be produced by Warner Brothers. . . Butch Grover, Ohio University floor mentor, says that Lady Luck leads too many cage teams to victory under the new streamlined rules, that too often the inferior club is victorious solely because of fortunate breaks. "One of the greatest faults in college basketball today is the fact that defensive tactics have not been, emphasized to meet the fireball brand of wild offensive measures," Butch says. . . The same day that Bill Benswanger, Pirates boss, says the toughest thing about baseball is telling a guy he's through Bed Lucas, ousted pitcher, raises a big fuss about the treatment | he got from Pie Traynor, charging it he had been given a break and a chance to pitch Pittsburgh would have won the pennant. Red claims he rode the bench for 54 consecutive days when it was work "that he needed, not rest. . . Johnny McDermitt, former Westminster College floor star, has been named head cage mentor of St. Justin High, Pittsburgh, for a three-year tenure. . . Jack Sherry, a wrestler, has forwarded a certified check for 51,000 to Nat Fleischer (publisher o£ Ring) as a present to "Jim Londos if the Greek will agree to meet him either here or in England and will give $5,000 to the infantile paralysis fund, if he doesn't throw Strumberries twice in an hour. . . New York Racing Com- it will.never reinstate Don Meade, ace jockey, suspended three years ago for betting against mounts which he rode. .. BUI Button, West Virginia boy who gave promise o£ developing into a grid star at Pitt, has reportedly withdrawn from classes after being ruled ineligible because of scholastic deficiencies. . . Many people insist that rabbits never blink tbeir eyes. The naturalist Seton investigated this belief and found that, while rabbits' eyes don't wink nearly as often as those of humans, iney do on occasions. Atfer watching one rabbit for about seven minutes, Seton says the animal finally closed its eyelids very slowly and deliberately right single blink for smother comparatively long period of time. Rcckwood Wins Somerset High Class B Crown WHAT'S GOING ON" IN HIGH SCHOOL CIRCLES '. Harold Sager of Smithton. former star basketeer o£ Connclisvilie High and Bucknell College, is waiting for the signal to go to the spring training camp of the Johnstown Mid-Atlantic team. . . Bob Hunter, Greensburg Tribune sports writer, penned: "The school board not only will expect to get a capable gridiron coach but the successful applicant must also be able to take a place on the faculty and impart some scholastic knowledge in the classrooms." As a matter o£ fact, the W. P. I. A. L. rules demand that the coach be a member of the faculty . . . A year ago Allie Lujack ran away with sectional honors but this year the best Coker was McCoy who Duquesne Trails by 42 Points as Local Boys Display Class. N I N E QUALIFY FOR NEXT MEET ConncllsviUc High School's water team, successfully defending its swimming championship in the Wcst- j,TM u.i- *»,. ^uiwc. «« ^wuj. WHU : p cnnsy ivania Interscholastic Athas saa rsnwiss nette, who set the pace in Section 3 . . Charleroi, Section 4 king, hns won six sectional titles, Monessen six iontown O2ie each. The division has been known as Section 3, 5 and 6 as well as 4 in the past. Brownsville and California have yet to win in the group. .. Paul Sutton led Brownsville's basketeers with 1D4 points, opes other staunch supporters in the annual competition in Carnegie Tech pool in Pittsburgh Saturday. The Orange ar.d Black, sweeping through six of the seven races--there also was a diving event in which the locals did not participate--established four new records, creating a new Breaks Ski Record getting 75 field goals and 44 fouls in i mnrk for h 'S h tcain sconns w l t h B8 23 games. Cone was second with I P°' mis - / hc greoiest number ever ISO, Cesarone third with 129. Taylor t a l l l c d b - v a 5ch ° o1 walking off with had 77, Kielbasa 54, Gallagher 50, Nuzzo 19 and Daley 35. The Browns all told had 268 two-pointers and 161 charity pitches for a total oE 697 points. . . Martin Fagler, South Union Township High basketball coach, seems to be a glutton for punishment. He's again in charge of the county interscholastic undergraduate tournament at his home floor. Mart has been doing a fine piece of work in | PT - A. L. records went by the boards, putting on the show but would feel a little better if fandom would show some appreciation by turning out in greater numbers. the circuit laurels. Coach Barr's splashers broke the existing times in the 200-yard free style relay, the 100-yard free stylo and 100-yard back stroke events, qualifying nine youths tor the western regional meet of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association at Slippery Rock State Teachers College next Saturday. While four a couple of times, then went back to staring--without a Eoswell closed its Somerset County Class A Basketball League schedule with a 31 to 30 victory over Shade Township with a record of two defeats in 12 losses. In first place is Somerset which has two more games to play, loss of one of which would create a tie. Ramsay Mat Club Whips German High MOUNT PLEASANT, Feb. 27.-- Hamsay High wrestlers defeated German Township matmen here by a score of 26 to 8. The visitors won only two bouts, one by a fall and the other by decision. 7'uesday the Bobcats meet Greensburg at Mount Pleasant in a return match. In a previous the Westmoreland countyseaters shaded the Cats by a close score. Since that lime Mount Pleasant has shown much improvement and hopes to make things more interesting for the Brown and white grapplers. The results: 85 pounds--Rossi, German, won over Damat, decision. 95 pounds--Zeglin, Ramsay, defeated Vincinelly, fall. 105 pounds--Queer, Ramsay, defeated Go'.ety, fall. 115 pounds--Gavos, Ramsay, won over Dally, decision. 125 pounds--Snyder, Ramsay, defeated Check, fall. 135 pounds--Shumar, Ramsay, won over Arria, decision. 145 pounds--Kalp, Ramsay, defeated Alvini, fall. 155 pounds--Barnes, German, defeated Nixon, fall. Exhibition matches--Echard, Ramsay, threw Cappalleni and Karney, Ramsay won by decision over BJg- ovich. Boh Roccker Bob Roecker, 22, of the Duluth Ski Club, Duluth, Minn., broke the American ski jump record ·with a jump of 257 feet at Iron Mountain, Mich. gear to topple Berlin, 44 to 20, in another circuit tilt. In Class B, Rockwood trimmed Garrett, 27 to 7, as it walked o/I with the divisional pennant while Stonycreek Township moved into a deadlock for second place with a surprise win over Somerset Township, 39 to 22, at Shanksville. Somerset Borough was the victim of an upset at Bedford, 22 to 21, getting only three of 14 free tries while the home five sank six out of 10. Conemaugh Township s p i l l e d Bornesboro. 49 to 22 % Windber finished on the short end ot a 30-28 count with Portage alter having broken a losing spree of 14 straights. .\DV.\XCE SPIMMi ' S H O W I N G RICHMAN BROS. CLOTHES Suit--Topcoat--Tuxedo ALL $22.50 (No Middleman's Profm Patterns Displayed at S I M O N S ' · CASH AND CAKKV CLEANEKS 105 South 1'ittsburg Street. the High School continued to better existing school figures despite the fact that several of the boys were recovering from illnesses, one even having his cough medicine with him. More impressive is the record of the Coker mermen when it is brought out that only three are seniors which means that the local water club will j have to be considered seriously again next winter when the swimming programs will be run off. The locals are I going to Slippery Rock and winners there become eligible for the State finals at Slate College the following Saturday. Then will come the annual Carnogie Tech relays which probably will ring down the curtain on another highly successful water season for the Orange and Black. Conneilsville walked oil with first] places in four individual events and ' won both relnys. Three seconds, three thirds, one fourth and one fifth were other prizes thst were claimed. \Vinners of first and second places become eligible for the western regional eliminations. Only Duquesne managed to place in every event, including the diving In which the locals didn't take part. Duquesne, which had reigned prior to Connellsville's display of power, was second with 25 points, 42 behind the Cokcrs. Butler -was third with 20, Clairton fourth with 18, Vandergrift fifth with 12, Turtle Creek sixth with eight and Sewicklcy seventh with four in a field o£ 10 schools. W. Blacka, Connclisvilie, won the 100-yard free style in 58.3 seconds, breakng the former mark of 59.2 established by McKewen, Munhall. R. Colburn, Connellsville, splashed in winner of the 100-yard back stroke in 1:07.4; beating the 1:09.1 record set by Patasky, Butler. The Conncllsville quartet of Cross, Keflcr, Laugherty and Frazier churned the 200-yard free style relay in 1:47, eclipsing the 1:51.1 record made by Turtle Creek in 1937. The summaries: 50-yard free style--Won by Cross, Connellsville; second, Keffer, Con- nellsvilie; third Laugherty, Connellsville; fourth Konoval, Duquesne; fifth, Wilson, ClEirton. Time--26.4 seconds. 100-yard breast stroke--Won by Starr, Butler; second, J. Foley, Con- neilsville; third, Bodnar, Duquesne; fourth, BuUermoro, Connellsville; liftii, Cola, Clairton. Time--1:10.1. 220-yard free style--Won by Clom- iTicr, Connellsville; second, Boyle, Con- Du- J'ohnstown Is Section 9 Flag Winner Showing bettor control at the free line, Johnstown defeated Grecnsbur^, 23-to 19, to win the championship of Section 9 and enter the W. P. I. A. L. cage eliminations Saturday at Indiana State Teachers College. The Jawns sank' seven out of ]1 j qucsne; fifth, St. Peter, Vandorgrift. free tosses and the Westmoreland Time--2:39.5. ville; fourth. Rubosky. Duquesne; fifth, Tankosich, Duquesne. Tim( 1:07,4. New record. 100-yard free style -- Won by Blacka, CcmncUsville; second, Jackson, Sewickley: third, Carman, Vandergrift; fourth, Loguc, Clairton; fifth, Frazier, Conncllsville. Time-58.3 seconds. New record. Diving--Won by Shaffer, Turtle Creek; second. Lunger, Clairton' third, Rupert, Vandergrift; fourth, Banko, Duquesne; fifth, Johns, Van- dcrgrift. Points--64.S. 150-yard medley relay--Won by Connellsville (Blacka. Laugherty, J. Foley); second, Butler; third, Du- quesnc; fourth, Clairton; fifth, Turtle Creek. Time--1:28.9. 200-yard free style relay--Won by Conncllsville (Cross, Kcfler, Laugherty, Frazier); second, Duquesne; third, Clairton; fourth, Vandergrift; fifth, Butler. Time--1:47. New record. Caseys and Overholt All Stars Resume Court Series Tomorrow Sfafe Armory to Be; Scene of Three Good Floor Frays Tuesday. MAIN CONTEST AT 9 O'CLOCK CHURCH DARTBALL LEAGUE NOTES Andrew Philip oC M. E. will play at the Christian Church tonight in the City Church Dartball League and the United Berfhren will tackle German Lutherans at the Presby- tcricin Church. The Casey quintet continues lis series with the strong Overholt All- Stars Tuesday night at State Annory. Both tcnms are keyed up for the battle and a great game is expected. In two previous meetings the Ca.seys enjoyed victories, winning easily at the local lloor but was held to a four-point margin at Scottdale. Both teams have had considerable experience since they last met and fans will be treatod to thrills galore. The game will be preceded by two I preliminaries. In the first, starting at j The Paramount basketeers spilled 6:4.5 o'clock, the Paramounts oppose ; the Soho Boys Club, 55 to 35, in the strong Scottdale Merchants, and | Pittsburgh's Soho Community House in the second, starting at 7:45 o'clock, | Saturday night, turning in their 35th Paramounts Upset So/ios By 20 Points the Overhoit Lassies will do battle with the Orpheum girls. The main attraction is scheduled for 9 o'clock. In its last start the Caseys smoth- i c olvwa y £ ' ered the Wysuo quintet at South j gtjp a j' HIT Huntingdon High School gymnasium by a 56-36 score. Regis Quinn sank nine from the field and one from the charity line to be high individual scorer. The victors used seven players and all scored four or more points. The line-ups. victory of the season. The summary: Paramount G, ..... ..... 1 _______ 7 ______ 1 9 F. Pts. c Biasey, g Klir.e, g Testa, f Brown, c j Marcondi, g ....... 2 .,...1 ..... 1 Caseys G. B. Miller, f ... ............ ........ .... 3 Schrum, f _______________ 1 Quinn, c ---------- -- _______ 9 F. Pts. 2 3 Totals 24 t Wyarios Petrl. f ... Patterson, Zcniter, c N'eal. g .... HcfTerlie, g .- -.. Downey, f Totals ,...·. 15 B SB Non-scoring substitute--Smith. Referee--Petro, Shoo Deer Off Tracks. DENVER, Feb. 27.--Jogging along a three-mile stretch of railway track several times each night to shoo deer Is the cold job of three Colorado game wardens, George C. " Steel, George Hogue and Philip B. Smith. Soho Psensky Griffin, f Kochick, c _ Bogdcn, g -- Long, g Zizzn, f -B. Joyce, f R. Joyce, g 3 0 0 __ 0 2 19 2 ' IB 4 4 3 2 7 55 F. Pts. 0 6 0 . 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 MANY UPSETS FEATURE CITY LEAGUE CARD Pa remounts Beaten by Pleasant Level, St. Rita Falls. Totals - 16 Score by quarters 1 : Paramounts .15 13 15 12--55 Soho 11 6 9 9--35 Referee--Bubinoft. Wants Powers Extended. MONFSSEN, Feb. 27.--Mayor James Gold has proposed transfer of control of the flre department from the Department of Public Safety to his own Department of Public Affairs, holding there are many occasions when the work of police and firemen is closely related. He said his proposal is designed to improve service to the public. CIRCUIT IDLES UNTIL MARCH 18 Several upsets marked Saturday's play in the junior and young men's divisions of the City Hecreation Center Basketball League at State Armory. The first game on the junior card found Oglevees, twice beaten' this half, hand the fast stepping' Comets their first whipping in the second canto, 22-15. Al Bieshada and J. Brady were best point getters. "Y" Streamliners came through to capture their first win by talcing over North End Tigers, 18-15. Mosely, Streamliners' center, was outstanding. Willow Inn Juniors ran roughshod over the league leading St. Rita Juniors, 34-1D. McGarrity for Willow Inn and Swallop for St. Rita featured. The afternoon slate opened with the Pleasant Level Dairy, paced .by Pat Hasson with 18 markers, -take over the flashy Paramount Theatres, 35-26. This was the first defeat of the season for the theatre lads. The dairymen took the lead from the beginning and were never in danger. Kline stood out for the vanquished. cagers. A revamped Hillcrest .team came through to take the measure · of Greenwood, 20-14 in the second game of the afternoon. Dale Johnson featured for the winners while Beeman looked best lor Greenwood. The final - contest saw Dawson remain in the thick of the pennant | drive by capturing a 27-23 thriller | from Leisenring. Abbte Noschese | and Lloyd George were big factors i in the Dawson victory while Comisky ' sparkled for the township boys.. The league will not resume play Continued on Eage Eight Conneilsville; third, Dennis, neJIsville: fourth, Golovich, conntians collected but three out of 10. Each five had scored eight times from the field. 100-yard back stroke--Won by Colburn, Connel/sviHe; second, Holi- , day, Butler; third, Boyci, Connells- SEYEJi JiOUTS SB YEN BOUTS Under Auspices A. 31. A. .Sponsored Ity T. V. Athletic; Council So. Sth Street West Sid CiinncllsYille 9, Genera! Admission 50c Reserved Seats 75c TICKETS OX SAf.t; AT Funari Cigar Store OUNBAR Rush's Drue Store West Side News Stand Opperman's Service Alfonso Cortea) (W. S. Mcidcl's (Poplar Grove) UNIONTOWN Dice Spauklinfr Store James Maloy Jas. DoMarco EVEKSON Tnm C. O'Donnell SCOTTDALE Eck's Place Pool Room O'Uiira's Restaurant AN END FEBRUARY SALE LAST DAY You will do wisely by buying during this sale. Your purchase will be held for future delivery FREE of charge. Matto-ess Included 9 PIECE STUNN5NG MODERN BEDROOM OUTFIT US'CLTJDIICG FOUR.MA.TQR PIECES Frankly,' the suite'alone is worth -. · · what we're'asking for all four pieces, tfl PLUS a-GOOD mattress and spring, C» I a pair of.lovely, boudoir lamps, and «* I a tlirow.rug in a choice of colors and ;. TM designs;". -.'.:_:."·'.. . ;:

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