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WEDNESDAY, MATICH 3,1033. THE DAILY COTIRIT3R. CONNEl,LSVrL7..E. PA. 'PAGE SEVEN. Boxing THE Bakketball S P O R T O R I A L S ·W? By JOHN H. WHORIC, Sports Editor **J 1. B. U. WARNING TO CHAMPIONS IS REALLY FUNNY International Boxing Union the ·*· other day must have believed it to he April 1 because it came out with the crack that it would throw all ol BITS HERE AND THERE Ali Babi, the '"Terrible Turk" denies he's a native of Turkey, that he hails from Kurdistan and waxes because some sports writers have called him the "ex-purveyor of frankfur- America's world fistic champions, in- | tors." Says Babi: "These jealous sports writers say funny things. Not rue Alt Baba great wrestler, not hot dog man. Stop calling Ali Baba hot dog seller. Write about him as extra ;reat wrestler who afraid of no wrestler" . . . Syd Wooderson, one of .he world's greatest mllers, is one of :he \vorld's purest amateurs. He eluding Joe Louis, into the ash can if they don't defend their titles against European challengers. The funny part of it is that Jeff Dickson, Mississippi boy who has become Europe's No'. 1 promoter, only recently said there wasn't a single fighter on the continent who would come out in one piece if he ventured into the ring with any American battler. The IBU is having a batUe with the British Board of Boxing Control and failed to make peace whereupon it moved to attract attention by issuing a deft to the United States, a challenge that lost i".s sincerity as it moved through the ozone over the ocean waves. Said Count Campello of Italy, union president: "We want it understood that if a world champion is an American he must defend his title against any European challenger or lose the title." Europe's heavyweight king is one Hans Lazek of Austria who was held to a draw recently by Steve Dudas who ranks about 30th in the United States. When the old world digs up a leather pusher who has any business in the ring, he'll come over here plenty quick to cash in on the gold that Uncle Sam has ground in Kentucky. buried in the Overhoit Stars Book Charleroi For Scottdale Arjnory Saturday Announcement was made today i'. at the Overhoit All Stars will meet Cliaileroi Alumni at 9 o'clock Saturday night' at Scotldale Armory. Players on the visiting Charleroi high school and college stars, giving Charleroi a powerful floor combination. Ovcrholt's boys have carved a name for themselves throughout this district, taking no less than second quintet are widely known throughout place in championship ranking de- Southwestern Pennsylvania because of their stellar play in the W. P. I. A. L. while attending school. Hal Parks is reputed to be one of the classiest basketeors in the Monongahela Valley while Babe Stephenson, former slaves all day in a solicitor's office n England runs for the fun of it. British track and field followers al- j priwcss. ways will believe that Wooderson would have beaten Jack Lovelock in the historic 1500-meter race at the Berlin Olympics i he hadn't come up with a bum ankle the week of the race . , . They never nearfl of "Wiiizzer" White in England . all-W. P. I. A. L. forward, also has great reputation for his court Around this pair are former Harvey, British heavyweigh! Billy Conn Haiched With Solly Krieger In New York on May 3 NEW YORK, Mar. 8.--Billy Conn, ._ ,...,, ..._ ... prominent young Pittsburgh light ginia Legislature pushes through the . . Len champion, is one of the most intelligent pugilists in the game. He smokes and drinks moderately but is still going strong despite 18 years in the ring Before he sailed for Germany, Max Schmeling said he'd return to fight the winner of the Max Baer- Lou Nova fight in Yankee Stadium, New York, May 25 ... Basketball Professor John Lawther of Penn State, also a psychology prof, sees in a "fanless" game the trend "for the players to play more intelligently. It seems to relieve much of the tension and allows the boys to play a smarter brand of basketball" , . . Ed Levy, six-foot five, who is being groomed to succeed Lou Gehrig at first base for the Yankees is confident he'll develop into the greatest right- handed first baseman that ever lived . . . Long Island University, winning 21 straight games without a loss this year, averaged more than 57 points a game while limiting the opoosition to 34.7 per game, beating some of the outstanding teams in the country There are three Mountaineer coaches who are hoping that the West Vir- heavyweight, was matched for a "rubber bout" with Solly Krieger, half-crowned middleweight champion, at Madison Square Garden on May 3. Krieger's title claims will not be at stake because this 15-round bout will be an over-the-weight affair. They enter this third engagement with honors even. Krieger beat Conn in 1937, but late last year, Conn turned the tables on him. Krieger shares the middleweight crown with Fred Apostoll of San Francisco. Solly of Brooklyn is recognized as titleholder by the National Boxing Association, while Frisco Fred is recognized in New York state. New Wilmington, Ford City Annex League Battles -'· -Ford City and New Wilmington came through with victories in the W. P. I. A. L. basketball eliminations in Pitt Stadium Tuesday night. Butler, a long absentee from the circuit competition, challenged Ford · City's supremacy 1 but failed to make the most of a- situation and fell, 22 to 18, in a Class A tilt. In Class B New Wilmington, conqueror of West Newton, spilled East Pittsburgh, 41 to 31. Homestead tackles Washington tonight in Class A while Monaca and . Bridgeville clash in a Class B tilt. The finals in the two groups will be played Saturday night. Moe Es-ker Paced . Duquesne Scorers Duquesne University's 1 startling sophomore quintet amassed the bill to wipe off the university's athletic bills. Coach Ira Rodgers has $8,408.31 in back pay, Harry A. Stansbury, former director of athletics, ?5,478.37 and Charles (Trusty) Tallman former grid mentor, $428.96 . . . Wild Bill Boyd,' Jack Dempsey's protege said that he started fighting many years ago because he had been baptized "Horace." "That name got me Into more scraps as a kid than anyone can imagine," Bill said . . . Two Ton Tony Galento, ballyhooed. as the reincarnation of John L. Sullivan proimsed to be "a clean liver from now on" as he looked forward to hit fight in June with Hcavyweighi Champion Joe Louis. Tony must believe he has a date with his ange' that night or he wouldn't start turning over a new leaf. Most doomed men turn their thoughts to the heavens for the first time when their date with an executioner approaches Meiers, Wafts Win ^ West Penn Matches Bowling on West Penn alleys Monday night, the Meters took two ou of three from the Lines, 700-615, 644- 65S and 655-642, while the Watt spilled the Poles three straights, 638602, 824-573 and 642-636, in the Wes Penn Duckpin League. WEST V I R G I N I A CANCELS INDOOR TRACK PROGRAM MORGANTOWN, W. Va., Mm-. 8.-Conflict with other meets on March 18, coupled with the Impossibility o: . ,. ,, , ,,., , a ., lne . ^ 5 7 ; moving the event to March 25 because founding figure of 714 of he total; f thesWest Virginia high school bas- 797 points scored by the Dukes dur- j ketball tournament to be held here mg their recently completed season.! tod forced Ath]etic Director R The indomitable Moe Becker, in com-i M _ Hawley to postpone for a mg through with a big 23 point score th . \ { th W est'Virginia against the Scots of Carnegie Tech, the Hilltoppers' final opponent of the 1938-39 campaign, showed the way to his cohorts with 214 markers charged up to his credit in the record books. Fuses, Kilowatts Win. Boiling on the Manhattan alleys the Fuses won the odd game from the Plugs and the Kilowatts took two o£ three games from the Sockets in the West Penn Girls Duckpin League. Oratorical Contest. EOCKWOOD. Mar. 8.--The annual Somerset county high school oratorical contest will be held in Rockwood High School Monday night, March 27. PJaii for PGA Meet. The 1939 Professional Golfers Association championship will be played at Pomona Country Club, Flushing, Long Island, this summer. HIGHLIGHTS · ORIGIDRL RULES $t ted cutct llu malar and minor) Van4ir MM* and miner l*ctu* (!u*i, etc., *!(. C. SPIKK SON f t . LOU15. K9. Hubbeli Won't Know for Weeks If Arm Is Ready spite the fuel this is their first year in the hardwood floor sport. The distillers include Bill Foltz, former Buckncll center Hart and McCormick, well-known local guards, and Tulley and Curtwright, classy forwards, all of whom have perfom- ed most creditably In school circles before going in for more basketball. The Overhoit club has a second team that is plenty tough, the players on this outfit being Brooks, Ringler, Jim Tulley, Sproat, Collins and Sager. Coach Harr announced that district court fans will have a real treat in store for them at Scottdale Armory Saturday night. While the main attraction with Scottdale is programmed for 9 o'clock sharp, there will be two preliminaries. At 7 o'clock Scottdale Merchants will tackle Everson Recreation Center and an hour later Overhoit Little Stars will do battle with Recreation Center. COUNTY CAGE MEET TO OPEN TOMORROW AT SOUTH UNION Hi TWO BASEBALL MOVIES WILL BE SHOWN HERE MARCH 13,20 By GEORGE K1RKSEY (Copyright, 1830, by United Press.) HOT SPRINGS, Ark., Mar. 8.-- larl Hubbeli revealed that no one-- | lowed by the official National League "First Century of Baseball," official 1939 American League picture will be presented here through the cooperation of Fay-West Baseball League and the Y. M. C. A. It will be shown at the "Y" Monday, March 13, fol- not even himself--knows whether I film, "The National Game," Monday, year Virginia in door track and field games in all thei old-time attractiveness. The Mountaineer athletic chief saic the games probably could be^held, with the assurance of several competing colleges, but added that attempts to get outstanding individual trackmen have proved unsuccessful because of other well-established meets that are to be held the same week-end. Rather than stage the games without the top-notch performers they attempted to get, he elected to postpone them a year. Mungo Accepts Cut. Van Lingle Mungo, temperamental right-handed Brooklyn Dodger pitcher, signed a contract calling for a $10,000 cut from last year. Mungo had been a holdout, refusing to sign lor $5,000, but he agreed when Baseball Commissioner Judge. K. M. Landis pointed out to him that this was good pay for a pitcher who received 535,000 last year for winning only four games. lis left arm will ever again stand the strain of firing the dreaded screwball down the alley. Across a dinner table, the great New York Giants pitcher told me simply and frankly all he knew about his once mighty left arm which paced his team to three National League pennants and one world's championship. Hubbell, unable to stand the pain of an aching elbow any longer, was operated on by Dr. J. Spencer Speed in Memphis last August. From a medical standpoint the operation was highly successful but no one knows whether Hubbeli again will be a great pitcher. The Giants' fate, as well as Hubbell's, hinges on the nswer. .'My arm feels all right," said Hubbeli, "but I haven't tested it yet and probably won't for weeks. I've tossed a few light ones since " I've been here and felt no pain but that doesn't indicate anything. I won't know the answer until I cut loose and put something on the ball." "King Carl" recalled the day he knew he couldn't throw another ball until something was done to relieve the pain in his arm. "It was about the middle of August last year and I was pitching against Brooklyn," said Hubbell. "I was wild and in trouble every inning. Finally I was taken out in the fifth inning. The throbbing and pain in my elbow was just like a toothache. As I walked from the mound to the clubhouse, I made up my mind I'd have my arm operated on. I knew I couldn't throw another ball the way my arm pained. I tossed and rolled in bed until 3 or 4 o'clock that mom- ing because the pain was so bad." Hubbell's trouble didn't come over night. He knew as far back as two or three years ago that his arm was giving out on him, and he knew what was. causing it. "I had my arm X-rayed at the same time that Fitzsimmons had his operated on a. few years ago," said Hubbell. "The X-rays showed a piece of chipped bone inside the elbow joint, and torn cartilcge and callous formation outside. But as long as I could go on pitching I didn't want to have an operation. It hurt me on and off but not until 1937 did it begin to stiffen up on me. Sometimes it stiffened up and hurt more than others. ! "I knew it was my screwball that was causing the trouble. It's an unnatural pitch, and goes against all the rules of pitching. But it was my best pitch and there was nothing I could do but use it. And I'm going to continue to throw screwballs. If I was a younger fellow I might give it up but it's too late now. I may not use it as much as I used to because I have to save all my strength but in a tight spot I can't afford to discard my ace." Instead of being gloomy about his future, Hubbell was confident he can continue to win if his arm will hold up. "I won't be able to pitch as often and I am going to have to pitch more carefully than ever before," he said, "but I expect to go another year or two. Hubbell, who will be 36 in June, said his future in baseball depends entirely on his salary from now on. "I don't expect anybody to pay me more than I'm worth," said Hubbell. "But if I can't pitch any n"nrc ard I think I can do more good at home then I'm going to quit, I don't intend to play minor league baseball unless something unforseen sh'ould happen. I served my time in the minors before I ever got in the majors. Of course, what happens now depends on how successful the operation was. I know that any operation takes something away from you but I can't see how my arm can be any worse than it was last year." March 20. The American League picture is a history of the National "pastime." It is a sound film and traces the course of the game from the beginning to the present high type of "big league" play. It was written and directed by Lou Fonsecci, former American League performer. Ted Husing, popular sports commentator, is the narrator. Its cast include many nationally- known persons, among them Judge K. M. Landis, William Harridge, late Colonel Jacob Ruppert, Clark Griffith, W. O. Briggs, Connie Mack, Joe McCarthy, Stan Harris, Dizzy Dean, Gabby Hartnett, Mel Ott, John Vander Meer, Babe Ruth and Tom Yawkey. The National League film Is likewise a sound picture produced under the direction Ethan Allen, former National star. It dwells on the technical aspects of the present day game showing in slow motion the marvelous control of "King" Carl Hubbell; the downward snap of Johnny Vander Meer's curve; the batting styles of Joe Medwick, Mel Ott, and others, ar.d how a catcher should "receive" a pitcher, field a batted ball and make the proper throw. There will be two showings of each picture on the- night specified, the f rst starting at 7:30 o'clock and the second at 8:30 o'clock. A general invitation Is extended to the public. There will be no admission charge. West Virginia Wins Kiwanis Ducks Flag, Defeating Duquesne West Virginia won the first half championship of the Kiwanis Duckpin League by taking two o! three games from Duquesne. Captain Paul Malone of the victorious West Virginians was high scorer for one game with 176 and also copped the highest average for three games with 137. The roll-off games also counted in the second half standings and in the other match Tech took the odd games from Pitt. Standing of the Clubs. Paramount Continues Win Streak The Paramount basketball quintet continued its sensational winning streak by defeating Scottdale All Stars Tuesday night by a 39-32 score for its 37th victory of the season. Paced by Em McMullen, who tallied 15 points, the theatre lads jumped into an early lead and were never headed. Scottdale put a great rally in the flnal canto scoring 10 points to the victors' three but the margin was too great to overcome. The line-ups Paramounts G. F. Pts. Conway, f .. Cokers - Brownsville in First Round Tilt; 14 Schools Enter. Duke ' Withml Cikmel--lai Toil! Jgnp Oat ef M in the Mnnbg Rain' to Ga The Hrcr ehould pour out tivo pound* of liquid bile Into Tour bowtli dtlty. II thli bik UnotflovtaEfrecly.yourfocdQOcin'tdiEeit. It jcct dteiya tn tbc bow«!s. Gat hlo»U ap jour atomuh. You get eonitlpmtcd. Your whole ·jitem U poltoncd «nd you fee! «w, «tmk and th« world Jooki punk. A men bowel movement doein't set it ttfl came. H takea thoAe cood, old CirUr 1 * Little Lker PIUi to cet theie two pounds o/ bll flowing freely *nd make you feel "up Rnd up." HfcrmleM. frentle. y«t ·marine tn making bile fl("r freely. Ask for Can«r'« little Urn Pills by name. Refuse anylhlnz else. At all drnjr stores. 301 and 2Sf. Tech . W. ._ 13 12 9 L. 10 11 12 15 Pet. .583 .542 .500 .375 Testa, McMullen, Blasey, g ... Kliie, g _,, Stipa, f Brown, c ... Maricondi, g Totals Scottdale Jezewski, f G. . 0 3 , 6 1 ,,..! 0 .0 12 G. 6 _. 2 0 Skemp, Woodward, g Bainbridge, g Totals ..:. 12 Scoring by quarters Paramou-t 17 11 Scottdale - 6 5 Heferee--Kramer. 15 39 F. rts. 0 12 2 2 0 4 8 32 8 3--39 8 13--32 Competition in Fayette county's annual undergraduate basketball tournament will begin at 6:30 o'clock Thursday evening in South Union Township High's floor. Play is listed also for Friday night with the semi-finals coming off on Thursday, March 16, and the finals Friday, March 17. Uniontown is the defending Class A . king while Dunbar Township, Class B ruler last March, is also entered in that division. The program follows: Thursday. 6:30--Fayette City vs. Washington Township. 7:30--Perry Township vs. Belle Veraon. 8:30--Connellsville vs. Brownsville. 9:30--Uniontown vs. G e r m a n Township. Friday. ' Township vs. Redstone Township. 8--Georges Township vs. Point Marion. 9--South Union vs. Perry-Belle Vemon winner. Competing in Class A this year are Connellsville, Dunbar Township, Redstone Township, German Township, North Union Township, Brownsville and Uniontown. Class B entrants are Fayette City, Washington Township, Perry Township, Belle Vernon, Georges. Township, Point Marion and South Union Township. Somerset, Boswell Triumph in Dislricf 5 Basketball Tourney Somerset and Boswell rode into j the finals of the Somerset county basketball eliminations with expected victories in Tuesday night's game. Rockwood. county Class B champion, fell before Boswell, runner-up ir. Class A play, to the tune of 45 to 6 while Somerset, Class A king, carried off a 20 to 18 decision over Meyersdale In a hectic tilt. The winners cjash Thursday with the county pennant winner taking on the Bedford ruler to determine the crown bearer In District 5. South Connellsville Beats Owl Dribblers South Connellsville 'A. C. basketball quintet subdued the Owl dribblers by a acore of 50-39. The victors gained a lead in the first period and increased this to a 10-poir.t margin by halftime. The second half was more even although the winners did manage to tally one more point than the Owls. Saturday South Connellsville plays the city church league junior champions of Cumberland, Md., at that place. The line-ups: S. ConncHsvillc G. F. Pts. Travis, f 6 0 12 Clawson, f -- 3 ff 8 Speclman, c _..B 2 IB McCauley, g 3 0 6 White, g ..: __ ......4 0 B Pitt Quits Ice Tilt. Pitt's hockey team walked off the ice near the middle of the second period in protest of a referee's ruling that he didn't see the puck enter the net in the Pitt-Duquesne tilt in which the Bluffltes were leading, 3-2. Totals _ 24 Owls G. Younkin, Hart, f .... Dixon, c Byrne, g Durbin, g Totals 18 Scoring by quarters: S. Connellsville 18 12 Owls 14 6 Referee--Conway. Umpire Balish. 2 50 F. Pts. 2 18 1 7 0 12 0 2 39 9 11--50 9 10--39 VUlanova Cage Tourney. Villanova College, with 19 wins in 23 starts, agreed to represent the Middle Atlantic district in the NCAA National basketball championship tournament at University of Pennsylvania March 17 and 18. A Home Product Ask for It By Name OS SALE EVERYWHERE Listen to Our Daily "SPORTS PARADE" at 5:30 P. M. Over WMBS Uniontown. THEY ALL COME IN "PERFECT FIT" SIZES! do... BIGEIOIU THIlOR-mnDE RUES H your ginQaVa misfit, your dram hang* in un-£Utter- ing, tin-smart bulges... if yonx rug i« too mail, it does terribly unbecoming things to the proportions of your furniture... of your whole room in fact. Now, you don't have to tolerate that sort of thing.. .you can get a rug that does fit...from Bigelow's 101 sizes inTailor-Made Rugs. Take your choice of stunning solid colors, texture* and smart patterns fox every decorating them*. PLAIN COLORS! 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