The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on February 17, 1938 · Page 3
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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Thursday, February 17, 1938
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17,'193S: THE DAILY COURIER, CONNEI/LSVILLE, PA. PAGE THREE. Basketball basketball Sportoriais By JOHN H. WHOEIC Sports Editor RECALLS CAGE MEMORIES Bill Prichard, assistant recreation director of Industrial Mutual Association of Flint, Mich., formerly of Leisenring No. 1, erstwhile athletic star of Dunbar Township High and later floor ace o£ the Casey Club here, wrties the editor: "Please note that I think ·Sport- oriais' ami 'Bits Here and There' as sputtered by The Courier's J. H. W. has stepped up that particular page considerable . . . the sheet comes to me a bit · late but nevertheless it's pages are perused heartily from the Grim Reaper to the classified column. "Times change things very little in the long run--to wit: the day 1 left' Conncllsville to seek fame and fortune among the automotive fields -Joe May was issuing a challenge to somebody . . . and today, almost 15 years later, the same Joe still makes the news by egging on the present C'ville Casey Club . . . good luck to him. "I was just wondering how the present Casey outfit would compare to the one I usod to know . . . two Whites, Danner, Pike Henry, Crusie Robinson, Bill Riley and the two Prichards . . . and others that I just can't recall at the present. What do you think'.' Or the other fans from there? I know what Fred Funari would say if you asked him. Well, I will cease tootin' a horn and wish you lots of luck." Those were the good old days, Bill, days you don't want to forget. But the ball club of those pleasant and memorable yesteryears undoubtedly could teach the current crop a lot about the game. It was the old Casey-Unity Frat fireworks that made Connellsville basketball conscious, a bitter yet friendly and neighborly series that continually kept the pot aboilin'. We hope the time will roll around when thero'll be revival of the old interest. (Ted, Bill's brother, and Jack Pctrill, formerly of Vanderbilt, arc also identified with the IMA). Perry Township High School losed Us season in the W. P. I. A. L. t home Wednesday night, going [own to a smoothly functioning West Vewton quintet to the tune of 41 to 26 in Section 18. The Commodores of J. Rist Slim- mel were unable to keep pace with the visitors for three of the four periods as the Newts added to their margin to boost the total to 15 points. Only in the third frame did Perryopolis keep on even terms with the visitors. Perry goes to Scwickley .Township ·"riday. night while West Newton is lost to South. Huntingdon and Belle Vernon invades Rostravcr Township. Uostraver has captured the sectional laurels. The line-ups: West Newton ' G. Lindaucr, f 5 Abbott, f 1 ihipman, c 7 Scholl, g 0 riula, g ~. - . 5 BITS HERE AND THERE - Tarcntum school board plans a .concrete stadium at a cost of aboul 545,000 as a WPA project . . . . We '.sat. in on Dunbar Township School Board's meeting but didn't even hear .the word "football" mentioned let alone coach as another publication insists . . . West Virginia has purchased 5,000 acres in Greenbricr county for a sixth state forest. · The cost wrs $14,500 . . . having played Pitlsburgh Pirates pro baskcteers the Westinghouse quintet has been barred from further competition in the affairs of the Amateur Alhletic Union, Secretary-Treasurer John T. .Taylor of the Allegheny Mountain .Association advised City Commis- .sioncr. Fred W. Snell . .,. Pittsburgh Js taking 80" dozen baseballs to-Its spring ca.-np at San Bernardino . . Harry. Henderson, trapper-warden for 'the South Dakota state game and fish department, has started rcha- ·bilitation projects for beavers., He removes the dam building animals ;from property where they are caus- . jng damage to remove sections of the Black, Hilb where he rehabilitates 'them.... Captain Garrison II. Davidson has been assigned to duty in Hawaii and will be succeeded as Wes Point football coach by Captain William H. Wood . . . Jackie Fields o Belle Vernon has been signed to meet Jimmy White, Cleveland light weight, in the featured bout at Du qucsnc Gardens tonight . . , Ray Conger, whose 4:13.6 mile in 193 was the fastest ever run up to tha time, is proving to some 5,000 college students at State College that they can enjoy recreation without beini .varsity stars. Every hour away from teaching classes is spent in promot ing hikes into nearby mountain forests, arranging lectures by expert on astronomy, bird life, mincra identification, photography and the like for students Interested in such hobbies, encouraging hunting and fishing and in pointing the way to them to take advantage of leisure time with recreational activities '. . Henry McLemore, United Press columnist, says Bill, Terry has three nice feuds in operation: "one with the baseball writers, one with Catch or Gus Mancuso and one with Joi McCarthy" . . . Gene Tunney, re tired champion who should know , something about the fight game, say x Buddy Bacr is the one to watch in ' the heavyweight division. "He's big --almost too big--but he can handle himself and punches well," said Tun. ncy. "Buddy could probably bca Schmciing but he couldn't stand up to Louis. Louis is a perfect flghtin; machine and has a wonderful lef hook but he can't take a punch and he doesn't think fast" . . . Hal Price Headley's Menow, last year's cham · pion two-year-old, will rule a 6- favorite for the G4th Kentucky Derbj when James M. Carroll, St. Loui betting commisisoncr, opens his win tcr book on the May 7 classic early next month ... The American Legion amateur boxing show, originally listed for February 21, has fallei through because of a lack of a hall The card may be put on at a late: date. .WEST PENN BOWLING LEAGUE Standing of the Clubs. W. L. Pet Meters 12 3 .800 Watts . 10 5 .667 Volts 9 6 .60 Cycles 6 9 .400 Ohms . 4 11 .26' Amps 4 · 11 .267 Pe»r Tree Bears at 130 Years. HIRAM, Ohio, Feb.. 17.--A pear tree, known to be nearly 130 years old, still produces a crop each year PERRY LOSES FINJAL FLOOR TUT AT HOME West'Newton Captures Decisive Count in Section. 18, 41 to 26. AT SEWICKLEY COURT FRIDAY F. Pts. 2 12 1 3 Swissvale Five Bows to Caseys The Casey loam extended its winning streak by taking the measure o£ Ihe Union Switch and Signal Company quintet of Swissvalc Wednesday night at State Armory, 43-37. The games · was close throughout. The invaders/ led at the end of the first period, 5 to 4, but the locals moved into the lead near the end of the second period and maintained it to the end. Red George and "Hcinic" Brown shared scoring honors for the locals while Weber of the visitors won individual honors by tallying 16 points. Tonight the Cascys travel to Tar- cnlum for a return engagement with Pittsburgh Glass Plate Company. Members of the team are asked to be at the K. of C. club rooms at 6 o'clock. The line-ups: Cascys G. F. Pts. Hart, f 2 1 5 Tullcy, f 1 0 2 Brown, c 5 1 11 George, g . , 5 3 13 Quinn, g . 1 1 3 Miskinnis. t 3 3 9 Totals Swissvalc Loughran, f Weber, f _ Murphy, c House, g tosenblum, g Totals Totals Perry Township Wiikie, f Blair, f Rollins, c . Hozincc, g Statzula, g Koslosky, f _: '. 18 G. 3 0 3 '4 0 -- 1 5 41 F. Pis. 1 7 Totals 11 Scoring by quarters: West Newton 7 13 8 13--41 Perry Township _.3 7 8 8--26 Referee--Phillips. Casey Cagers Ready to Play On Any Terms In reply to Joe May's statement that appeared in these columns concerning the suggested title scries between the Casey and the Westinghouse quintets. Manager Jamcj Albino of the Casey club writes: "We are willing to play May's team on any basis that he wishes and at any time. We don't consider our team a world-beater but we do have a team that will defeat his. The Casey club to .date has lost but two of the last 12 games, played against first-class opposition. I also wish to make a few corrections o£ May's statement. He said that the Westinghouse has been playing together for. the last five years and that.we should get a better reputation. If my memory docs not fail me, Joe's team has not been playing together more than two years . . . also the Westinghouse has played only two first- c^iss independent teams so far this season--the I. K. S. of Pittsburgh and the Charleroi Collins. Both of these teams defeated the icemen but the Cascys at least whipped the Charleroi Collins on the lattcr's first visit to this city. This is proof enough of the Casey's strength." Manager Albinc ended his communication by saying: "Furthermore if we are a second class team that Mr. May alleges, it is only another reason why we should play a team of like calibre, namely, the Westinghouse." WALTON CHAPTER IN UNIONTOWN Unionlown sportsmen took the initial steps Sunday for information of a chapter of .the Izaak Walton League. About' a score attended a meeting at the Uniontown Country Club at which a temporary organization was effected, with I. N. Hagan, II, as chairman and Charles Boyle as secrets ry. Application lor a charter is to be signed at another meeting Friday evening at the club. It is hoped to have 50 on the charter list, R. B. Weisgerber, J. A. Wills and James H. Banning of the Connellsville chapter attended the meeting. The objectives of the league were outlined by Mr. Weisgerber. Kenneth A. Reid ol Chicago, general manager of the Izaak Walton League of America,- was instrumental - in getting the movement under way. Boot Stops 60-foot Plunge. CLEVELAND, Feb. 17.--Mrs. Ruth Burke suffered only from shock when her dress caught on a projecting tree-root, halting half-way her plunge down a 60-foot cliff. 17 G. ..._ 1 . 7 4 ---. 3 2 17 9 43 F. Pts. 0 2 Center Loses To Wash-Jeff In Swimming Journeying to Washington Tuesday evening, the Conncllsville Recreation Center aquatic club, engaging the st-ong Washington and Jefferson College freshmen tankers in the collcge-gym, put up a great stand but came out on the short end of a 45-29 score. The proxies displayed real strength but were pressed throughout the meet by the much improved Center splashers. "Bud" Spear, star for the center, took a first in the breast stroke while Phil DcBolt copped first in the 220 free-style. Coleman was outstanding for the "Presidents," coming in first in the 40 and 100- yard free-style. The center team will practice at Scottdale Y. M. C. A. today. The summaries: 120-yard medley relay--Won by W. J. (Morrisson. Hamilton, Coleman.) Time--1:16.5. 220-yard free style--Won by Dc- Bolt, center; second, Kendall, W. J.- third, Lylc, W. J. Time-3:07.5. . · 40-yard-free style--Won-by Coleman, W. J.; second, Wilson, W. J.; Prytulak, center. Time--20.5. Diving--Won by Rcigsers, W. J.; second, Metcalf, W. £c J.; third, ·Ash, center.' 40-yard backstroke--Won by Morrisson, W. J.; second, Jesik, W. J.;.third, Shaw, center. Time--29.1. 100-yard free-style--Won by Coleman, W. J.; second, Wilson, W. J.; third, Prytulak, center. Time-1:00.9. 40-yard breast stroke--Won by Spear, center: second, Alesantrino, center; third, Hamilton, W. J. Time--26.7. 160-free-stylo relay--Won by W. J. (Lylc, Schlandt, Langfitt nnd Wilson.) Time--1:31.9. Meyersdaie High Tripped by Berlin In Floor Surprise Berlin scored its first victory in the Somerset County Class A Basketball League by nosing out Meyersdale, 26 to 24, to throw that club into a deadlock for the cellar. Boswell swamped Shanksvillc, 65 to 14, as Rockwood lost to Immaculate Conception of Conncllsville, 15-6, and Somerset took a 30 to 26 decision over Westmont of Johnstown. Windber lots another, bowing to Cresson by a 31 to 26 count. Shade Township of Cairnbrook won a 23 to 21 count over Somerset Township of Friedens. KILLING OF OTTER UPHELD BY COURT MOBILE, Ala., Feb. 17.--Judge T. J. Touarl refused to issue an order "authorizing Game Warden A. Z. Oberhaus to arrest two men for killing nn otter--the "Frankenstein of Fisher's Valley" which terrorized colored persons here for two weeks-and for exhibiting the animal's body. The warden charged the otter was shot out of season and that it w«s against the law to exhibit game. Dartmouth's Winter Queen Pictured holding the cap emblematic of her ncwly-vron rank Is Kathcrino Avilla Brooks, of Tulsn, Okla., who was selected Queen of the Dnrt- tnauth College winter carnival at Hanover, N. H. Miss Brooks is a freshman at Arlington Hall, Washington, D. C. ^ t Central Frets) WESTINGHOUSE WILL PLAY DUQUESNE-SENIORS FRIDAY EVEN ING'AT STATE ARMORY Duqucsnc University Seniors will appear at State Armory Friday night to do battle with Westinghouse in the second part of a double attraction. Well known to local fans arc the names of Boyd Brumbajigh and George Matsik who are included in the Duke lineup. The team is composed of the boys who starred on the gridiron in the past seasons. The complete roster includes Joe Maras, George Platukus, James Horn, Steve Barko, Ken BechtlofT, James Casillo, Sullivan Susanno, Frank Zoppetti and Larry Kirsling. Immaculate Conception H i g h School meets Redstone Township High in the first part of the dual bill and the proteges of Coach Earl Trump hope to extend their winning streak to six straight games. Since defeating St. Vincent Prep a couple weeks ago, the Owls have been finishing on top, showing a much improved form. Adequate seating will be arranged to take care of a Inrfie crowd and the doors will be open at 7 o'clock. South Huntingdon Topples Alverton In Non-Loop Game ALVERTON, Feb. 17.--East Huntingdon Township was whipped, 31 to 23, by South Huntingdon Township High baskcteers at the Ruffsdalc gym Wednesday afternoon in a non- league contest. Teh line-ups: South Huntingdon G. F. Pis. Patterlinc, f 1 0 2 Johnston, f 5 1 11 Silvasy, c G 0 12 Ruschak, g .- ...0 0 0 Downey, g , 1 0 2 Walters, f 2 0 4 Totals 15 1 31 ·East Huntingdon G. F. Pts. Thorn, f 5 1 11 Bales, f 0 0 0 Petro, c _~..~. . 5 0 10 Clnusncr. g _ 1 0 2 Pytlnk,. g 0 0 0 Totals 11 1 23 Score by .periods: South Hunlinnrton . . 4 12 7 8--31 East Huntingdon . . 6 6 2 10--23 Referee--Wall. CITY WPA RECREATION CENTER JUNIOR BASKETBALL LEAGUE Standintr of the Clubs. W. L. Pet. Paramount Juniors .... 2 0 1.000 Marchclletta's 2 0 1.000 Hollywood A. C. 1 1 .500 Leisenring ._ 1 1 .500 I. C. Frosh .. 1 1 .500 Gales - 1 1 .500 Lou's 0 2 .000 Willow Inn . 0 2 .000 Recreation Notes By WALTER R. MISKIN1S The schedule for tonight's matches in the Recreation Center Ping-Pong League follows: Luczaks vs. Shalalas and Floto's vs. Kingview at the local center. The center surpassed all former records lor attendance .vhcn it registered a figure of 2,700 for the week. Boxing, ping-pong and horseshoes are the most popular activities with a big number taking part in the various diversions offered. The Recreation Center Junior Basketball League schedule for Saturday follows: Gales vs. I. G. Frosh a' 10 A. M., Hollywood A. C. vs. Lou's at 11 A. M., Willow Inn vs. Leisenring at 1 P. M., and Paramount Juniors vs. Dunbar at 2 P. M. The first place station will be at stake Saturday in the Junior League when the Paramounts, first half champions, meet Dunbar/ The Furnace Town cagers are determined to take over the theatre boya. Three Cage Games At Dunbar Center Three mldrcsUng basketball games were staged at the Dunbar WPA Recreation Ccntec with the DeMarco five going'down: to a.30 to 19 .setback at the hands of Danny's Shop as Hollywood suffered a 32 .to 21 de-: feat before the Clover Farm'quintet of the Furnace Town and Vanderbilt, girrbiiskeleors took'a 12:to 9 decision over Dunbar's female passers. The line-ups: Dunbar Girls G. Bogusky, f 3 . Spanglcr, f ._.__ 0 Gent, c 1 Mancini, g · o Mincrd, g . ...... 0 Malcolm, f 0 F. Pts. 0 . 6 0 0 CHURCH LOOP CLOSES HALF THIS EVENING Three Games on Calendar at "Y" in Basket-' : ." "ball. League. U.B. PASSERS : : · · - · · TITLE. WINNERS ^ Totals Vanderbilt Girls Shoemaker, f c. Soverns, f McLaughlin, c Soverns, g Lint, g 4 G. 2 0 0 1 __ 2 1 9 F. Pts. 2 6 0 0 Totals .-. 5 - 2 12 Score by quarters: Dunbar..: ..:...-. 0" 3 2 - 4 -- 9 Vanderbilt,......, 4 0 3 5--12 Tonight's competition will bring I to an end the first hall of the Y- Church Basketball League. The United Brethren Church won the first '.half' 'gonfalon .with eight; wins and one loss. . The second 'halt gets under way next Tuesday '.and should a 'different winner be returned,- there will be a- series of three games played to determine the championship. Games scheduled for tonight are: First M. E. vs. Leisenring Presbyterians, 7 ..... ' ..... First. Presby. vs. Dawson M. E,, 9. St. John's vs. Christians, 9. Hollywood Durbin, f Elector, f _ Laughcry, c ... Burdette, g Landymorc, g .. SUmmell, g -- Totals Clover Farm Gent, f Lizza, f Jarvis, c . Dunaway, g -- Nugren, g Yutzy, 1 McDowell, g G. . s 4 2 . 0 . 0 . 0 . 9 G.. . 1 . 2 S . 2 3 . 3 , 0 F. ris. 0 6 2 10 3 21 F. Pts. 0 2 Totals 16 Score by quarters: Clever Farm 6.12 Hollywood . ....10 6 . DcMarco Lizza, f ..._ M. DeMarco, f .. J. DeMarco, c .... Parker,' g .'.... Dunaway, g _...,, Monzoln, g _. Totals :_. Danny's Shop Delligatti, f Ruff, f .. ....I....::..:.... Cartwright, c ". Pcrrus, g _.... C'ohtl, g '. G. . 2 . 2 . 2 .. 1 ....1 .. 0 _ 8 G. . 4 .. 1 . 2 ... 3 .. 3 4 10--32 4 1--21 F. rts. 0 4 2 .6 3 19 F. Pts. Totals ..._ 13 Score by quarters: Danny's Shop 7 7 DcMarco 1 4 Referee--Bogusky. 30 9 7-^30 7 7--19 E V E R H A R T "FIRED" AS FOOTBALL. COACH AT UNIONTOWN HIGH Albert J. Everhart, coach of athletics at Uniontown High School for for 20 years and who last December was feted in honor of two decades of service, has been "promoted" to the position of director of all athletics, the school board Wednesday night's meeting. His salary was unchanged. The d i r e c t o r a t e unanimously passed a resolution "demanding" a first page retraction from a paper that had printed a story to the effect that Everhart's resignation as. a coach had been asked for. Although the board denied that Everhart was to be dismissed, it was admitted its athletic committee had recommended that Everhart be relieved of his football duties but no action was taken pending a conference with the coach. Everhart, however, had been informed an agreement had been reached to "name a new football coach" and the mentor had replied "there is nothing for me to say." The resolution that the directorate approved by unanimous vote relieved Everhart of the football coaching duties. The resolution stated that Everhart "be appointed director of athletics, active coach ot basketball and track and supervisor of football and all other athletic activities o£ the school." GREENSBURG FIVE BOWS TO EVERSON Everson Recreation Center dribblers conquered the Thomas Drug Store five of Greensburg by a score of 36 to 34 at Scottdale Armory Tuesday night. The line-ups: Everson T. Flanagan, f .-J. Lcwandoski, f B. Walczak, c E. Ji7.e\vsl:i, g McGivcrn, g .... R. Lane, g Eicher, g . Totals GrccnsburK J. Doloris, £ _ P. Sabalinc, f _.. T. DcBone. c ..__ M. Ruse, g ._! 1 J. Sabatine, g 1 M. Sabatine, f 1 Totals -,11 12 34 Referee--Ziemanski. PENNZOIL PRODUCTS PENNSYLVANIA TIRES EXIDE BATTERIES W. Crawford anil First Street. Automobile Service Center LUBRICATION RE-TREAD TIRES RECHARGING SERVICE PHOXK 120. D AVc Give S. II. Stamps CCNTUKY DISTILUNS CO. · PCORIA. 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