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Monday, March 6, 1939
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MONDAY, MARCH C, 1939. THE DAn/T COURIER. CONNEULSVrLLE. PA. PAGE SEVEN. Basketball TT-TTi 1 QDOT3TTNTP 1 WOPT "H IrlJli Q.T\Jli 1 UN La VvkJrLLL/ Basketball Classy Amateur Boxing Show at Slovak Hall Tonight « * * * * * * * WATER MEET SPORTORIALS V*J By JOHN H. WHORIC, Sports Editor \^ BITS HERE AND THERE The average wager on the Ken- lucky Deiby in 1938 was ?4.25. A total c' 126,363 tickets, amounting to $528,762, were bought. The $2 bets amounted to $185,122, $5 bets $103,540, $10 bets $103,650 and S50 bets $136,450. Bet to win was a total ol 5257,962, to place ?140,946 and to show $129,990 Americans arc WHAT'S GOING ON IN HIGH SCHOOL CIRCLES The so-called basketball game between Connellsville and Dunbar the other night failed to come within the category ot the indoor sport. The exhibition was such that it best be forgotten Webster Hall, Pitts- pikers when it comes to betting on football. Somewhere between §150,- 000,000 and ¥200,000,000 is bet in the legalized football pools every season in England. You have to bet on credit, rr-king your bet one week and paying the next, according to law, but if you "welsh" on a bet you're put on the black list and that's worse than losing in an Englishman's code, writes George Kirksey who seems to have forgotten that Johnny Bull forgot about a little financial obligation to your old Unble Sam after the World War . . . Coach Richard (Dyke) Haese, in his first season with the Mountaineers, has accomplished what no other basketball coach at West Virginia University has been able to do in a decade, and that is to beat Pitt in Pittsburgh. Morgantown has a hot freshman team that scored 653 points in 11 games, compared to just a point or two more than 400 for the opposition . . . The way things are shaping up tight now, there's going to be very little or nothing in the way of Independent basketball in this region. When ball clubs have to shell out half of gross "take" for rental and then pay all bills out of their cut, there's usually a big deficit staring the sponsors in the face. The teams aren't taking kindly to the icntal setup and we don't blame 'em a bit. If we could scrape up as much lettuce as some debs use for their tonsil washing-out parties we'd like to ice J big community gym nse in our midst . . . I. C. H. S. Athletic Council has linc'd up a classy program for its first amateur boxing show at Slovak Hall tonight. The only thing we know that might run opposition to the fistic display this evening is the School Board session that generally provides a circus of forensic pyrotechnics . . . A golf greenskeeper must have a knowledge to entomology, pathology, horticulture, botany, chemistry, engineering and diplomacy. And some people squawk because they have to sign their own paychecks which they probably haven't earned . . . Pitt and Waynesburg will meet on the basketball courts next winter . . . Are college--or high school--athletes actually getting a bit dumber in the classroom or is the squeeze play premeditated? . . . Pennsylvania with an area of 28,880,640 acres o£ this coun-' try's 1,937,100,160 had 606,371 paid license holders in 1938 out of the country's 6,850,104 was apportioned S46,025.9D of funds for use in Federal aid in wildlife restoration projects for the fiscal year ending June 30, next. The State's contribution is 515,342. The proposed apportionment of funds for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1940, has tne Federal grant at $155,143.77 and the State's contribution at $50,000. The apportionment oa basis of area is $22,363.81 and the funds on basis of license holders are $132,779.96. An appropriation of $3,250,000 by Congress is to come from the wildlife restoration fund. Heports from training quarters indicate Carl Hubbell is screwballing the apple in natural stride and feels no pain . . . Bib Sovetts, Bethany's ace runner who made a good showing in the A. A. U. indoor meet in New Yorlc has been invited to the A. A. U. outdoor championship races at Lincoln, Neb., July 3 and 4 ... Jimmy Wmford and Bill Posedel collided chasing a fly ball which proves that Brooklyn Dodgers haven't changed a bit ... Bill Terry Is ready to part with Jimmy Ripple of Delmont... Tommy Farr and Red Burman will fight in England April 13 ... Wild Bill Boyd of Alabama, Jack Dempsey's heavyweight "white hope," made a pathetic New York debut when he lost a 10-round decision to lanky Jim Robinson of Philly . . . Nathan Mann scored his fifth straight victory since being knocked out by Joe Louis and Tony Galento as he took a devision over Young Buddy'Knox of Dayton, Ohio, in the mam event of an all-heavy show m New York . . . A proposed 55,000 salary cut isn't so ducky wucky with Joe Medwick of the Cardinals, one of the best outfielders and sluggers in big time , . . New York Yankees spent only $83,000 in the past six years, buying new ball players . . . Manager Del Baker of the Tigers declares he doesn't know anything that could do more harm to a pitcher's arm than bowling. Lefty Grove is one of the best keglers . . . Bill Terry, who "loves" the Pirates, rates St. Louis Cardinals higher than Pittsburgh in the 1939 flag race In a game to which the public was refused admittance, Carnegie Tech spilled Penn State, 33 to 28. An outbreak of grip caused tha ban on the ~ crown . . . Glenn Cunningham, king of milers, took a two-mU" race in the special event of the IC4-A track burgh, will be the scene of the annual W. P. I. A. L. banquet, a tentative date of Saturday, March 18, having been chosen . . . Conemaugh Township High, Somerset county, coached by Pete Fee, has lined up this schedule for 1938: Sept. 9, at Windber; Sept. 16, Hyndman Sept. 23, at Somerset; Sept. 30, Spangler Oct. 7, at Johnstown Catholic; Oct. 14, at Confluence; Oct. 21, at Portage; Oct. 28, Shade Township; Nov. 4, Boswell, and Nov. 11, at Conemaugh . , . Immaculate Conception High Athletic Council's boxing show comnuttee is composed of Dr. J. V. O'Donovan, chairman, Billy Carter, George Friedel, Francis M. Brady, J. B. Porter, J. V. Connell and John Alt . . . Inter- district basketball eliminations of the P. I. A. A. will get under way March 15 with the regional finals on March 21 and the State championship tilt booked lor 8 P. M. March 25 ... Redstone Township, Section .5 ruler, scored 580 points to its foes 357 In winning 13 games out of 14 games in league play, while North 3elle Vernon tallied 529 to 388 in scoring 11 out of 14, German 427 to 390, Bentleyville 434 to 419 and Centerville 415 to 426, each winning eight and losing six, East Bethlehem 406 to 456 in winning four, Ellsworth 344 to 509 in winning three, and East Pike Run 341 to 533 in winning only one. Varnak and Diluzio, both of Republic, paced the sectional scorers with 196 and 163 points, respectively . Coach Pete Koma of Belle Vernon. High says his quintet 3s going to make a lot of teams pay for the shellackings they dished to him this year. Pete loses only one from his squad and those coming back will have many scores to settle ... Loss of Lindauer, via the personal foul route, hurt West Newton's chances in the Ten High School Boys Qualify for Swimming Duel at State College Two Relay Teams Show Classy Form in Winning Both Events. FOUR ATHLETES SET NEW MARK Connellsville High finished second among 16 competing schools in the annual western regional swimming eliminations of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic- Athletic Association Saturday at Slippery Rock Slate Teachers College, qualifying 10 boys for the Stale finals at State College Saturday. While Strong Vincent of Erie captured first place in the competit'on as expected, the school being the defending State champion which had toppled Ohio state's scholastic king in a dual meet several weeks ago, the showing of the Cokers, coarhed by. A. R. (Red) Barr, was a surprise to some of the observers who remarked that the Orange and Black has come up sensationally despite its short tenure in this sport. Competing for Strong Vinccnl was a colleclion of stars of much experience, 13 of whom will be graduated this June while the local school's contenders included a majorty of boys who will be back next year. The Erie school counted heavily on Schaper, Aters and Shaw, classy performers, who figured heavily m the scoring. It was the Connellsville relay teams thai gave Ihe local fans something to shout about, both co-nmg in first in the medal conpetition despite the fact that in the morning qualifying tounds both had finifhcd second to Strong Vincent, "he 180 trio and the 160 quartet came through with flying colors. Coach Barr was elated over the success of his mermen who did a fine piece of work against the classy performers of Strong Vincent, re- gaided for many years as one of the bulwarks of scholastic competition. ' While Cleromer came in fourth in the 220 free style, he turned in his fastest time of the year. Boyd got fifth place in the 100 back stioke when he entered the meet as an alternate for Hoihday of Butler who had beaten him out for second place One newspaper syndicate m the W. P. I. A. L. event and who Somerset County Tourney Begins Tuesday Night Special to The Courier. SOMERSET, Mar. 6.--Somerset county's basketball tournament will begin Tuesday Eight with four teams s%vmgmg into action on the new Conemaugh Township High floor at Davisville. Somerset, Boswell and Meyersdalc are the Class A schools entered while Hockwood is the lone Class B contender. In the 7'30 o'clock game, Hock- wood meets Boswell and nn hour later Somerset meets Mcyersdale with the winners clashing Thursday at Davisville for the county championship and the right to meet the Tusbcy Mountain League titlist, ptobably Everett, for District 5 honors. The District 5 pennant tilt will be played Saturday night at Conemaugh Township High. Given a bye in the first round, the champion of the district will meet the winner of the title between Districts 6 and 7. Jock Sutherland Presents Resignation as Pitt Coach By JOHN B. DELANEY reported Sutherland, in his letter to United Press Staff Correspondent. | Chancellor Bowman, asked that this PITTSBURGH, Mar. 6.--Dr. John provision be waived to allow him to quit immediately. Dr. Bowman wac expected *to accede to Sutherland's request, although there probably will be tre Bain (Jock) Sutherland, generally j rated the Nation's No. 1 football coach, today asked the University of Pittsburgh to accept immediately his resignation as head coach at Pitt, his alma mater. Dr. Sutherland's action was not unexpected. He was known to resent recent athletic developments at Pitt in which football was made the particular target of a plan to de- emphasize sports. It followed a series of "incidents" in which football players rebelled against alleged 'unfair" treatment by the university The famous coach, who has -sent four teams to the Rose Bowl during his 15 years at Pitt, was expected to confer today with Chancellor John G. Bowman. He planned to demand immediate acceptance of his resigna- Wil- been title series game with New mington. The red-head has Coach Stew Townsend's big punch. Al Walsha and Tut Mellman who worked that playoff scrap got a terrific Bronx from the crowd that was very much upset by the officiating . . . Sports writers are pooling their ballots to select an all-star quintet from Section 4 ... Rostraver Township is conducting its annual intramural basketball program with games being played during the lunch hour formality of submitting the matter to the board of trustees for official action. The booid, in the past, has nearly always followed the lead of the chancellor. Although expressing "complete surprise" at Dr. Sutherland's acticn, Dr. Bowman, who said he "thought everything had been ^straightened out" at a meeting lasf Thursday, Continued on Page Eight. CITY WPA HORSESHOE LEAGCE Standing- of the Clubs. W. L. P I T T S B U R G H CHAMPIONS ON PROGRAM Seven Good Bouts to Be Presented in I n i t i a l Show of Year. FIRST MATCH AT 8:30 SHARP \Vest Side South Side East Park tion, submitted Saturday, but not j North End 2 10 17 19 Pet. .916 .583 .291 .208 revealed until last night. The 49-year-old coach's contiact with Pitt requires two years' notice on the part o£ both sides before connections can be severed, but it was Game Tonight. East Park vs. West Side. Game Friday. North End vs. South Side. One oE the classiest amateur box: ing shows ever arranged has been scheduled for tonight at Slovak Hall on the West Side by Immaculte Conception High School Athletic Council. The fiist bout will be at 8:30 o'clock sharp. There will be seven matches, featuring 14 of the outstanding battlers in Southwestern Pennsylvania, among them a quartet from Pittsburgh, who are being brought here by Dr. William D. McClelland, member of the State Athletic Commission, and Patsy Gallagher, ringmaster of Pittsburgh Lyceum. The final bout will bo between Continued on Page Eight has a motto which we strive to keep: "Get the story first but first get it right" , High school athletes who propose to go in for sports next term should be careful of the teams they slay with, outside of school, unless hey want the W. P. I. A. L. to put their Alma Mater on the shelf. DREXEL'S NEWJPOUtCY Drexel Tech of Philadelphia has a new athletic policy, according to Athletic Director Walter H. Halas, who said that Muhlenberg and Franklin and Marshall colleges were dropped off the 1939 grid programs aecause of it. "Policies at Drexel have changed. We have no scholarships for incoming freshmen and it isn't fair to our boys to play against schools that have. We don't care what the policy is at other schools. They can run their own business but we don't and field championships in New York Saturday, beating Don Lash, the tireless man from Indiana, with a driving finish in 9:11.8, 5:58 short of the world indoor record Lash set in February Bill Brubaker has signed his Pirate contract which means that another spot on the BUGS bench has been filled for the year. Bill can sand the spot he'll have all season . . . Waynesburg nosed out Westminster, 46-45, in a hot ball game. The Jackets led, 28-17, at the half . . . Joe McCarthy of the Yankees believes one southpaw is enough on a slab corps and that man in his case is Lefty Goofey Gomez In some parts of Africa the giraffe is a nuisance because he is constantly breaking down telegraph wires by running into them at night Long Island University closed its basketball season with 21 straight wins, the last victim being LaSalle of Philadelphia. had become sick during the week. Bill Blacka turned in a :58.1 century, Cross did the 40 dash in 20 fat and Keller qualified in the 40 m :20.6 while Clemmer had the good time of 2:36.1 in the Colborn was 220 free, beaten "m Although the back crawl, he put up a great race, lo-smg only to Brolherson, the 1938 State who is defending his champion, laurels. All of the schools from the Erie district, surprised at the fine show.rig of the Cokeis, asked for dual competition, some this year and some next. The local program, howe/er, will end with the annual Carnegie Tech relays on Saturday, March 25. While the western regionals were in full swing at Slippery Hock with Strong Vincent and Connellsville setting the gait, the eastern eliminations found York taking first place and Allentown second which points to a spirited meet Saturday at State College. The scoring of points at Slippery Hock follows: Strong Vincent, 50; Connellsville, 34; Erie Academy, 19; Westinghouse, 15; Erie East, 10; Carrick, six; Allderdice, five; Clan ton and Duquesne, foui; Turtle Creek, three; Fifth Avenue and Butler, two; South, one, and Sewickley,' Erie Tech and Vandergrift, none. The quahfieis for the Slate meet follows: 40-yard dash--Cross and Keffer, Connellsville; Hartranft, Westing- house; Schaper and Judd, Strong Vincent. 100-yard breast stroke--Star, Butler; Kluie, Carrick; Arters, Strong Vincent; Leonard, Erie Academy, 220-yard free style--Clemmer and Boyle, Connellsville; Zaslov, Alderdice; Shaw, Strong Vincent; Hymers, Erie Academy. 100-yard back stroke--Colborn and R. Boyd, Connellsville; J. Bom, Allderdice; McCicnathan, Strong Vincent; Brotherson, Erie Academy. 100-yard free style--Blacka, Connellsville; R o b a s k i , Duquesnc; Michalski, South, Pittsburgh; Schaper, Strong Vincent; Jakubowski, Erie East. 180-yard medley relay--Connellsville, D u q u e s n e , Westinghouse, Strong Vincent, Academy. 160-yard medley relay--Connellsville, Westinghouse, Carne, Strong Vincent, Erie East. In the medal competition, the results were: 40-yard dash--Schaper, Strong Vincent, first; Judd, Strong Vincent, second; Hartranft, Westinghouse. third; Cross and Kefler, Connellsville, fourth and fifth. Time :18.8. 100-yard breast stroke--Atcrs, Strong Vincent; Kline, Carrick, second; Leonard, Erie Academy, third: Starr, Butler, fourth. Time 1-12.4. 220-yard free styde--Shaw, Strong Vincent, first; Hymers, Erie Academy, second; Zaslov, Allderdira, third; Clemmer and Boyle, Connells- KITCHEN! KITCHEN HEADQUARTERS Where Selection Is the GREATEST... and Prices Are the LOWEST! 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Time 1:49.8. 150-yard medley relay--Connellsville, (Frailer, Cross, Keffer and Laugherty), first; Westinghouse, second; Erie East, third: Strong Vincent, fourth, and Carrick, fifth. Time 1 24.5. BOXING Seven Bouts Under Auspices A. TS. A. Sponsored bj-1. C. Athletic Couucl] S L O V A K H A L L So. Stli Street West Side Connellsville At 8:30 Sharp General Admission 50c Reserved Seats 75c Famed SELLERS Kitchen Cabinets Recognized as America's finest. Every time and work-saving convenience. All hardwood with, famous "Balce-On" finishes. Style and size (t'JO CA U P for every need «P*«*'**'U S E L L E R S D i n e t t e S u i t e s Breakfast room furniture that is built to LAST! All hardwood --with tables fhat open easily. 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