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PAGE EIGTTT THE DATT;Y COURIER. CONNELLSVTLLE. PA. I'HURSDA fiT, MARCH 9, 1939. Boxing ORTING Basketball SPORTORIALS ·V-i' By JOHN H. WHORIC, Sports Editor \J BITS HERE AND THERE Sai:nmy Sncnd of West Virginia, who set a new money winning record for pro golfers last year is $2,554 f)3 oft his gait, having collected $1,440. Dutch Harrison tops the pack with 33,994.83 . . . Xato Brown got $5,000 for his recent "fight" \\ith Tony Galento in Detroit . . . Joe Cronm claims Joe Gordon of the Yankees can go farther for a ground ball than any second baseman m tne history of baseball . . . Bill Dickey, Yanks receiver, signed up lor $19,500 . . . That momentuous meeting of Joe Louis and Tony Galento, in=ide the ring, is booked for June in New York. The Brown Bomber will get a chance to shut of? the bartender's lap. The beer guzzler has been singing lor a crack at the champion . . . Digging the senior circuit because it has taken on so many old timers from the junior loop, a sports writer penned: "Honus Wagner was 65 recently. The only reason a Nat.onal League club doesn't pick him up is because he was never in the American League" . . . Lou Little, who does a nice piece of coaching at Columbia, names Jock Sutherland, Carl Snavely, Frank Thomas and Jim Phelan as the "big Jour" of collegiate football coaches in the country . . . . The American League's first night game will be at Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Tuesday, May 11, and Bob Feller will get a chance to set a new strikeout record as the Indians meet the Athletics in the first tilt there under the lights . . . George Penciled, the English rassler who has won 15 ' straights in the U. S. A., exclaims: "Wrestling in this country? Bah. It's just a sissy game. The fans are suckers. The mat sport in America is a cinch compared to what goes on in England. There everyth.ng goes, ounching, gouging, kicking, biting and kneeing. What's more the referee can't step in between the battlers. The bouts go on until one of the wrestlers is pinned for the count or knocked out. Just like a couple of hoodlums in a back alley brawl" . . . Babe Ruth's 380,000 a year contract will be among the many sports curios shown at the World Fair . . . The big question isn't who's going to succeed Jock Sutherland as Pitt grid coach but who wants it--under existing conditions . . . If Van Mungo won only four games for Brooklyn for $15,000, imagine how many he'll turn in for $10,000 less . . . Kentucky Derby winners for the past five years follow: 1938, Lawrin; 1937, War Admiral; 1930, Bold Venture; 1935, Omaha, and 1934, Cavalcade. Regret, the only filly ever to " ' Churchill Downs classic, WHAT'S GOING ON IX HIGH SCHOOL CIRCLES Pennline and Olson of Charleroi at forwards and Catermo of Monessen at center and Barton and Dombrosici, also of Monessen, at guards, comprise the Section 4 all-star team chosen by the coaches for Brownsville Telegraph. On the second five are Gahffa of Donora and Davis of Monongahela at forwaids, Button of Brownsville at center and Fisher of Charleroi and Casarone of Brownsville at guards , Appoximately 100 school-boy grapplers are expected to compete lor honors in the annual W. T. I. A. L. wrestling tournamenl Friday and Salurday at Waynesburg College . . . School board seems to have a tat tar in the alumni's bill lor the football banquet deficit. It is claimed the board should pay ths loss because teachers who workeo gates Dt the Stadium last football season were guests, it being the directorate's way of showing its appreciation to the staff for donated services. As a matter of fact, however, the school board's athletic committee didn't even say "tna.ik you" to the teachers and students who served as ticket salesmen, ticket lakers and ushers, let alone feed them. Those who attended the Alumni banquet paid their own way. One o£ these days the truth will be told. Let's hope it comes out when the alumni's spokesmen appear before the dnec- torale next month . . . When it comes to winning streaks, University High of Columrm, S. C., can talk loud and long about its girls basketball aggregation that hasn't been defeated for seven years. The lassies have won 150 consecutive games. Miss Norme Richolson is coach. Grace Kneece, Brownsville, Cokers Clash This Evening Connellsville will play Brownsville at 8:30 o'clock tonight in the undergraduate basketball tournament at South Union gym in one of two Class A tilts. An hour later Umontown meets German Township. Play starts at 6:30 o'clock with Fayette City battling Washington Township while at 7:30 o'clock Belle Vernon is opposed by Perry Township. There will be more action Friday night and action resumes Thursday, March 16, with the semi-finals while the tournament ends Friday, March 17. ENTRIES FpR AMATEUR CME TOURNEY MUST BE FILED BY FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 10 He's No Holdout i Doc Prothro Says Phillies Not Doormats this year's captain, averaged 25 points I a game and once scored 72 points in By RICHARD M. MOREHEAD United Pi ess Staff Correspondent. NEW BRAUNFELS, Tex., Mar. 9-Dr. Thompson Prothro, new manager o£ the long-ailing Philadelphia Phillies, offered a remedy to cure his National League team of its chronic "e.ghth nlace complex " The. doctor, i Memphis, Tenn., dentist dui.ng the off-season, claims to be no miracle man, bul he believes the Phillies can be cured of some major ailments immedulely and be- rome a contender in tne National League within three or four years. "The way 1 have it figured," said Entries for the second annual Connellsville gold medal amateur babket- ball tournament scheduled for the Yough City Armory March 14, 15, 16 and 17 are starting to roll in. Tournament Director Walter Miskinis was pleased upon the receipt of four important entries Wednesday. The deadline for filing entries is Friday, March 10, and a veritable deluge of acceptances is expected by closing time. Teams who had mailed in entries DUNBAR. LED SCORERS IN SECTION 17 Dunbar Township High scored 598 points in winning 11 o£ 14 games in Section 17 during the past season, the greatest number of the eight entries. Lcisenring wound up In a deadlock with Rostrnver Township for second place, behind West Newton, division championship five. The Hornet* broke through for 532 points in scoring 13 wins and losing one while the Leopards had 557 points in 11 wins and three setbacks. West Newton allowed the smallest number of points--327--while the opposition tallied 354 against Dunbar and 382 against the Priccdale fire. The team records follow: W. L. Pts. Opts. and fees by Wednesday mgliL are: Senioi class -- Apollo Furns, Greensburg Walworths, Leechburg Furns, Berlin Ex-High and Connellsville Spishak-Cascys. Lightweight (21-year-old class)-- Greenbburg Peter Pack'ng Co., Axle- ton Ex-High and Connellsville Paramount Theatres. Jurior (18-year-old class,)--Donora Herald-Amei leans, Swissvale Merchants and Conncllsville Paramount Theotre Jumois. West Newton 13 "Doc" to every-i Dunbar Twp. __11 game and once scored 72 points m body a . the Phillies' training camp, | Rostraver 11 a single game while a former ace, ,. is " that thc National League is so;so. Huntingdon _ _ 7 Norma Smith, set a mark of 80 points for one game . . . Boswell wrestlers defeated Franklin Township, 24-8, in the final match of the year . . . Altoona walloped Johnstown, 30-16, to outclass the Section 9 champs for the second lime in another of the "blood" series only to bow to Concmaugh in District 6 eliminations . . . Bob Davis, who placed second in the mile at the W. P. I. A. L. meet last spring and then took third place in the State meet, will be back with Jeannelte High's track and field squad this year. He holds the Westmoreland county recoid Principal Joseph i close that you could dump three good players on any team in the bunch and they'd w.n the penaunt this year." Prothro, who came to the Phillies after a successful career as manager of Liitle Hock, Ark., in the Southern Association, did not sny that those "three good players" would come to ! Philadelphia this season. Bul he dueb think the lime is nt hand for Ihe Phillies to slop being Ihe doormat for the rest of the league. "The first thing we've got to do is let the bos know that they don't Perry Twp. 6 Sewicklcy 6 Fayetle City Belle Vernon Totals 532 598 557 450 448 438 342 252 327 354 382 472 494 484 522 582 5B 50 3617 3617 Springer of Marion High of Washington Township has announced thc 1939 schedule which includes only one ot nine games at home. Thc home grid is incomplete hence the 1915 running Practically every Win the unbalanced card the Townsend, aihletic sports writer in West Virginia has approved that state's athletic commission's action in cutting loose 11 orn the Amateur Athletic Union because, the commission charged, the union was interested only in collecting dues and not in enforcing its regulations . . More than 185,000 persons raid over $200,000 to see Don Budge and Ellsworth Vines in their tenn.s tour. Dr. Marshall Glenn, started spring football workouts at West Virginia and those reporting included: Ends, Joe Czajka of Carmichaels; tackles, Ed Ossoski, Beaver Falls; guards, Henry Sterle, Uniontown, and backs, Harry Clark, Umontown; John Carliss, Windber, and Don McCann, Charleroi. . . A grid deemphasis is expected to come at Temple with the passing of Pop Warner from the Owls. It must be a coincident for Pop taught Jock Sutherland what he knows about football. . . Sans Vern DeGeer, Toronto Globe and Mail: "Half the managers and heavyweight fighters owe money to Promoter Mike Jacobs." . . . Dick Bartell, Cub infielder, is a licensed radio operator . . . Ten boxing shows at New York's Madison Square Garden grossed $377,000 this winter while hockey, basketball and other events are drawing capacity crowds. . . Charley .Grimm, erstwhile skipper who will air the Cubs games, picks Cincinnati to win the National crown. . . Henry Cotton, British golf star, says if the U. S. promoters won't guarantee him 20 grand for a match with Sammy Sneed in America he'll give Slingin' Sam 25 grand for a match in England. .. Connie Mack recently picked an all-time baseball team lor a New York gazette that included: Foxx, first; Eddie Collins, second; Jimmy Collins, third; Honus Wagner, short; Ty Cobb, left; Tris Speaker, center; Babe Ruth, right; Mickey Cochrane, catcher, and Christy Mathewson, Rube Waddell, Lefty Grove, Walter Johnson, Chief Bender and Jack Coombs, pitchers. . . Dock Carlson, Pitt cage pilot, says that the biggest drawback to basketball popularity in Pittsburgh is the lack of a decent floor. . . Paul Oger, former West Virginia state welter fistic champion, faces the loss o£ the sight of an eye because he can't finance an operation . . . Tommy Spiegal of Uniontown takes on Johnny Rinaldi in New York Friday night. . . Jock Sutherland was considerate of his aides at Pitt and tipped them off about his projected departure so they could act accordingly before he finally abandoned the football vessel. . . Titans of Westminster have inaugurated a "two- year" plan in a diive to become one of the contestants in the annual Sugar Bowl intersectional basketball game to be played at New Orleans each year during Sugar Bowl week. A committee has suggested a team from Western Pennsylvania since some of the best,basketball is played in that region. And Westminster, with 12 years of championship or near- chajnpioaship play, expect to be that "team from Western Pennsylvania" . . . At Monday night's show, the announcer voiced a request from the boxms that fans refrain from smoking ict the \cry first one seen to disre- . . Steward S. coach at West Newton High, Is reported to have the inside track on the McKeesport High coaching job next year, succeeding Frank Buchanan who is scheduled to go into an administrative position in the school. Stew, formerly of Perryopolis, is an Allegheny man. Fish-Game Local Will Have-Pictures Friday The ConnellsviUe Local o£ the Fayette County Fish and Game Protective Association will meet Friday evening at 7:30 o'clock at the Y. M. C. A. After the business session there will be motion pictures. Plans for the spring and summer will be discussed during the business hour. All sportsmen, whether members or not, are invited. Pitt's 1939 Grid Slate. University of Pittsburgh's football schedule lor 1939 follows: Sept. 30, at Washington U.; Oct. 7, West Virginia; Oct. 14, Duke; Oct. 21, Duquesne; Oct. 28, at Fordham; Nov. 4, at Temple; Nov. 11, Carnegie Tech; Nov. 18, Nebraska, and Nov. 25, at Perm State. Fix Deadline for Bills. HARHISBURG, Mar. 9.--The House agreed to refuse bills after April 3, a decision designed to cut short the length of the 1S39 session. gard the plea was one ol the judges, a cue that was followed by others. Budge, Perry Play March 17 in Pittsburgh PITTSBURGH, Mar. 9.--Carrot thatched Donald Budge, who carried the United Slates to several world tennis championships will meet former champion Fred Perry, o£ England who now rules the professional fields of the court game at Duquesne Garden on Friday, March 17. Play begins at 8:30 P. M. Budge recently eliminated Ellsworth Vines in a series of games "You can just say that whatever that was played from coast to coast, the team docs this year, I'm not going' Perry won a similar tournament from Shamrock Passers In Second Tourney Contest Tonight Conner vilie Recreation Center Shamrockb aie scheduled for their second game n the Allegheny Mountain Assoc.ation, A. A. U,, gnls junior basketball toui namont at North Side Commurjty HouiC, Pittsburgh, tonight. The Faette county champions wi.i meet the strong Goodwill Indubti.es gills tejm of the Smoky City. In their first appearance in tliU tourney Monday night the Shamrocks defeated the favored Notth Side Community House lassies 36 to 15. Because of an oversight on the part ol the scorukccper the name of one of the Shamrocks best players in tne Monday night cln^h v. as omitted from the lineup This stalwart guard \vho had a big part m the Coleens victory was Marj'one Herd. The playeis and coaches will leave from the Recication Center at 5 o'clock tne game being scheduled for 7 o'clock. The Shamrocks are in receipt of an invitation to compete in the Northern WCbt Virginia girls tournament to be held at the Fairmont Rccieation Center March 23, 24 nd 25. Still another invitation has been received to participate m a sports carnival in Cleveland, Ohio, sponsored by the Tom Ireland girls Miiic.H 25. The West Virginia invitation v.tli be accepted if the UMin ib successful in the A. A. U. event. : to be nn eighth-place club," said Prothro. "When the sports writers believe it and the fans expect it, the boys themselves just naturally make up their minds that they belong in eight 1 ! place. "I'm not going to say where the Phillies will finish this year. We were 24 games out of seventh place last season and the seventh-place club was only 17 games out of first place. So it's easy to see that we have quite a jump to get out of that eighth-place hole. to be disappointed. I do know that they won't be any worse--they couldn't be any "worse--and it looks to me as if we are going to be agreeably surpi.sed." Prothro believes that the team's morale will bo helped considerably this year by the decision against scU- ing off the better players, as has been the custom in the past. The result has been to keep the club dragging along with a makeshift lineup of aging veterans, minor league hopefuls, and improving youngsters expecting to be bought by a better club as soon as they prove their value. "Tne Phillies have got the biggest bunch of pitchers I ever saw," the lanky Caiiforman last year. Budge and Perry have met six times as amateurs. The Englishman won four of. them, three in Davis Cup play and one in the finals at Forest Hills. Budge won in the Pacific Southwest tournament and at East- Both Budge and the series against port, England. Perry 'entered Vines as the underdog anc won out Like Tilden, Perry is a wreat actor on the court although he lacks the temperamental flairs that alienated Tilden from the galleries. Fred never forgets that people have paid to see him play. He is probably the greatest globe trotting player o* all times. He has taken part in matches and Little Mickey Medwick, son of Joe "Ducky" Jledwick of the St. Louis Cardinals, limbers up as his holdout Pop brings him over to the Dodgers' training camp at Clearwater, Fia. games. Prothro said. "Now, if they can pitch j won titles in Australia, India, New in proportion, we're going to win i Zealand, Canada, South America and some games--some of those one-run ! the United States as well as European countries. Don Budge was the first and only player to earn a grand slam in tennis, winning the three major crowns in a single year. In addition to the match between Budge and Perry, Walter Senior, former Canadian amateur champion will play Ben Gorchakoff, of Los Angeles in singles. Senior and Budge will play Gorchakoff and Perry in doubles in the nightcap. Makes Scoring Record. Chet Jaworski, star center on Rhode Island State's quintet, broke the one-year scoring record of Hank Luisetti while at Stanford as he scored 14 points. Jaworski has bagged 477 points while Hank's mark is 465. Michigan Cage Manager. Loren^ W. Rinek of Washington, Pa., has been named head manager of University of Michigan basketball team for next year. Greensburff Matmcn Win. Greensburg defeated West Newton, 32-6, in a dual wrestling meet. ENAMY MOTOR SALES ALBERT EftAJN'y, Oivncr. PHONE 202. 703 y\ est Crawford Avenue PHONE 202. 201 East Crawford Avenue DONT WAIT NOW IS THE TIME TO GET YOUR CAR CO UP! 70 Reconditioned Used Cars f Select From, Most of Them Are Equipped With Eadio and Heater. See These Cars at Our Two Places Located, at 201 Bast Crawford Avenue and 703 TV'est Crawford Avenue. 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P I T T S B U R G H TEAM ALWAYS IN FLAG RACE Pirates Likely to Be in Pennant Chase Again This Season. CLUB IN FIRST GROUP IN 33 YEARS You may feel pretty sure of remaining consistently on a diet of first division major league baseball if you watch the Pittsburgh club in its games from season to season. That's one appealing feature of the Buccaneers, year in and year out. As regular pennant contenders, they have been about the most consistent club in the big show. The Bucs have become synonomous with first-grade baseball. They have completed 52 seasons in the National League, and in no fewer than 33 of those flag races they finished among the first four clubs, a most remarkable record that indicates uncommon consistency in strength and general class. Six pennanls and two world championships are among Pittsburgh's diamond trophies. The Pirates have finished second 10 times, including 1938, and tied for that position once; third, seven times and lied once; fourth, eight times; fifth, five times; sixth, five time; seventh, four times; and eighth, five times. During their entire N a t i o n a l League career of 52 years, the Pirates wound up in last place only three times, as two o£ their eighth-place finishes were recorded while the senior major league had 12 clubs in its circuit, instead of only eight, which has been the case since 1900. The Bucs of 1939 promise to live up to the club's high standards of the past. The new strength that has been added, in Hay Mueller, Heinie Manush, Fern Bell, Jack Jueiich, George Susce and Ken Heintzelman, following such acquisitions of a year ago as Johnny Rizzo, Bob Klinger, Hay Berres and Truett Sewell, makes them look like a club that will be a pennant contender all the distance. mr. DOUCE t DOOR SEDAX; TKUMC A-» JHE'VTER. AM) M \~xv OTHKTI T \ R S r u n r n F K O M s^o TO scn.i EER Krausen." T u r n to Our " D a i l y Sports Parade" Station WAIBS at 5:30 r. M. Order it by name from 3'Oiir locnl distributor or dealer. Connellsville's newest product--Yough Pride Pilsner Beer --in less than one week's time has won acclaim from those who love good beer! We are proud of it and justly so! Brewed of. the finest hops and the finest malt . . . patiently blended, aged and mellowed . . . plus pure sparkling mountain water combine to give Yough Pride its thick, rich, creamy foarn, its Satisfying inellow taste. Try it today! Y O U G H B R E W I N G CORP. Lawrence i'\ JJrink, president. 'A H O M E I N D U S T R Y " J)a\id Reruaril, Ireasurer.

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