The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on February 23, 1938 · Page 16
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The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 16

Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Wednesday, February 23, 1938
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PAGE SIXTEEN. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELISVILLE, PA. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 193S. 'Basketball Basketball Sporforiais By JOHN H. WHOBIC Sports Editor LOOKING THINGS OVER Joseph A. Lercw, ConnellsvUlo High track and field coach, was named a member of o committee of ·the -,Tri-Stato Track _Coachcs_~Aj; sociation that will send ·recommen- dations of this group to the governing body of the State mcet;May 28. Carl Olson of Pitt and Don Mollen- aucr of Canonsburg are also on the committee. "Larry," who,developed Olympic Champion Johnny' Woodruff, is widely recognized in. this activity, being oner, of -the -foremost tutors in the-district. ~Th£-associa- tionrheard; Effiriund J.-WicHtj'-P^I. A/A. secretory, predict-a brighter future for track and" give an interesting discussion on the sport, tracking its history in the P. I. A.-A. and commending on plans for the- future. "Puerilelity" is the appropriate word to sum up "Mary Kate" Kennedy's blast at this corner because wo refuse to accept his "explanation" of A. .T. Everhart's "promotion" at^Uniontown High. "Fats", goes a step further and takes to task a contemporary to which he refers as "a so-called Ualontown newspaper" because it, too, didn't allow canned data. It also happens that the contemporary pulled a scoop on the Evcrhart fuss. Bruce M. Shearer, basketball coach at Dunbar Township High School, has an. orchid (with your permission, Mr. Winchell) coming his way for he has made the indoor game the No. 1 sport nt the Leiscn- ring institution. When his cage squad spilled East Huntingdon Township Friday night to capture the gonfalon in Section 10, it was the fourth time since the Red and Black joined the W. P. I. A. L. competition in 1929 that it hod annexed a divisional title. Lcisennng took the pennant in Section 12 in 1929 and then repeated in 1930 and 1931. In 1936 the school closed the season, in Section 10 in a dead heat \viih Un- iontoxvn but was turned back in the playoff." The 1938 quintet that scored the fourth championship had walked off with the laurels in the Fayettc county undergraduate basketball tournament lost March. Shearer has done splendidly since becoming floor mentor at Lciscnring in 192B. We venture the prediction" thai if school officials don't clear up the unpleasant situation surrounding in- terscholartic athletics by reason ot wholesale eligibility violations the time will come when o school sports program will be restricted by legislation to intramural competition. It would be well for those shouldering the responsibility to bear that in mind. When interscholastic events can't be successfully promoted in an honest manner, then they're not worth having. Only those things that further develop the better qualities of boys and girls has a place in an educational system. The rest must be thrown put. He must be a human dynamo to be able to have an elaborate program Worked out in such minute detail as Douglas K. Mcllvalne, thairman of the City Recreation Commission, has done for this" summer's contemplated activities. Bui "Doug" thrives on hard work anc the setup is of such value and importance to the city and its people that he's leaving no detail undone. When the program is completed in its entirety, Conncllsville will have a park that will be a credit to the city, one which the people will be proud to have. Leslie M. Johnson, who played basketball for Yale in 1092, commenting on the "amateurism" of college athletics, said: "There seems to be two codes in our college in handling the athletic student :mcl his amateur standing. One, to undcrhandcdly deal with the boy and pay him so many actual dollars per year for his services, at the snmc time maintaining before the wortO the falsehood .of 'amateur standing.' Two, to insist that the athletic student be simon pure, but at the samo time capitalizing his athletic skill to bring revenues into the treasury ol the institution by athletic supremacy." And the Yale grad has a lot of support in his views. BITS HERE AND THERE If a certain bill introduced in the Mississippi legislature becomes a law, editors, particularly sports editors, arc due to have severe headaches. It declares the use of nom do plumes in newspapers is considered libelous and imposes a §500 fine on the editor who uses such a handle. - Thus if the sports editor refers to Mr. Jerome Dean of the St. Louis team of the National League of Baseball Clubs as "Dizzy" Dean of the "Cards" same editor would be liable to a $500 clip. Or il Mr. George Herman Ruth should go to Mississippi to shoot a little golf, he must not be referred to as "Babe" Ruth, the "Bambino" or the "Sultan o£ Swat." If Mississippi collects a $500 fine from all violators she could pay oft the national debt in a few years . . . Wayncsburg Yellow Jackets tackle the section's most sensational team, the Gleuville Teachers College of West Virginia, tonight at the former gym. The Pioneers have won 29 straights, 19 of which were chalked up this year . . . William L. Finley, Oregon's noted naturalist and wildlife authority, pleaded for careful consideration before approval of a proposal that the Government finance the building of seven dnms "on the headwaters o£ the WilliamelUf3liver7 He pointed out he was not un- cquivocably opposed to the project Continued on Page Seventeen. Allie Lujack Scores ,22 Joints to Set Gait For High School Club F r,a n k Showman and Dloyd peocge Gather 14 "Each in-Floor Battle. TO CLASH AGAIN TUESDAY NIGHT Inception of athletic relations between the city's two high schools found Connel'sville High School basketccrs walking off with a 48 to 26 decision at State Armory before a record crowd. Allie Lujack, Orange and Black star who set the pace in Section 9 during the W. P. I. A. L. season, walked off with individual honors as he sank eight field goals and half a dozen fouls while Frank Showman was runner-up with 14. George ol the parochials set the pace for the loesrs, getting six double-deckers and a brace of free tosses. - The Orange and Black swept through the Night Riders' defense to pile up i commanding 18-point lead at intermission but Coach Earl Trump's lads proved that they could take it and then came back to "dish it out," outscoring the Cokcrs in the third quarter. The loss of Porter and Hunt who were forced from the game via the personal foul route In the third and fourth quarters was a severe blow and it enabled the Doldcmen to complete the rout. Allie Lujack's reported indisposition apparently hadn't any outwrad effect .is the Coker-ace performed in his usual capable manner to lead the individual scorers with 22 points. Showman, who hns blossomed into a star of come consequence, was close behind his congenial mate with a total of 14 points. Lloyd "George, Owl forward, gave the I. C. cheering section plenty to shout about as he hit the net for six field goals and two fouls to continue to display, the brand of ball he has been playing all season. The game was rough but a friend ly smile accompanied the knocks and bumps the players received. Frank Anderson, one of the best arbiters in the W. P. I. A. L., handled the contest and did an admirable job in keeping it under control. Quite n few fouls were called and three lads were expelled from the game via the four-foul ruling. Besides Porter and Hart, Showman of the Cokcrs committed his fourth offense in the final quarter. A glance at the score shows the Cokcrs sank 19 double-deckers and 10 fouls out of 21 chances. The Owls collected 11 two-pointers and tallied four times out of 13 tries from the free line. The Orange and Black scoring by quarters was In double figures each frame with the exception of the third period while the Night Riders got into double figures only once--the third quarter. The Cokers used eight players In the fray, the Owls nine, and each side had one o£ its substitutes contribute a field goal towards the scoring total. The return game will be plnycd nt the High School gymnasium Tuesday night. The line-ups: Cokcrs G. F. Lujack, f - 8 6 22 Showman, f .. 5 4 Marakas. c 1 0 2 Olszcwskl, g 1 0 2 Stipa, g - -- _ - 3 0 Reed, f . 1 0 Totals - 19 10 48 Non-scoring substitutes--McClurc and Evans. I. C. II. S. G. F. Pis. Petto, f - 3 George, f C Porter, c _.. Q Hunt, g Christopher, g Geiger, c ___ 1 ...0 1 Totals - . - . - - . -~- 11 4 28 Non-scoring substitutes--Stcindl, Davin and Sidow. Scoring by quarters: C. H. S 15 12 9 12--48 I. C. H. S. _ . . 4 7 11 4--26 Referee--Anderson. 5 r G00 Rabbi! Traps Made by NYA lor State Game Commission HARRISBURG, Feb. 23. -- More than 5,000 rabbit traps have been made for, the Pennsylvania Game Commisbion by the National Youth Administration, it was announced by Walter S. Cowing, State NYA director. ·· Traps will be used in the wor.': of redistributing the State's rabbit pip- ulation by catching them where they are plentiful and releasing them in areas where there is a scarcity. The traps will be placed by Game Commission workers. Fire Destroys Store. UNIONTOWN, Feb. 23.--Fire of "undetermined origin destroyed the James Lent store at East Millsboro, the former supply store of the His- tcad-Seamtm Coal Company, Recreation Notes By WALTER R. MISKINIS The Conncllsville Recreation Center Aquatic Club will travel to Pittsburgh this evening to meet the Allegheny Y. M. C. A. tank team. It will be the third dual meet for the local splashers who arc hopeful of a win at the expense of the Pittburgh- crs. "Bud" Spear and Phil DeBolt, who captured a first place in the recent meet with the Washington and Jefferson College freshmen, will be out for added laurels. All members of the team are requested to be at the Center at 6 o'clock. Dean Pershing, former life guard at Mount Vcrnon Park and former free-style artist at the Allegheny Y, M. C. A., will swim against his former teammates tonight when he accompanies the local center team to Pittsburgh, Pcrshmg's presence in the lineup will increase the local team's chances against the North Siders. There will be no games in the Recreation Center Junior Busketball League Saturday. Latest reports indicate the circuit will not resume until March 19 due to Federal and State inspections at State Armory. Laughrcy, rangy center o£ the Hollywood A. C., is setting the pace for the junior league scorers, in the second half with a total ot 49 points to his credit. Syepcii of Lcisennng and Orban of the Gales arc next with 30 tallies each. League Will Hold Track Meet May 21 Annual track and field meeting of the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League will be held Saturday, May 21, nt Pitt Stadium, it wns announced at the meeting ot the Til-State Track Coaches Association in Pittsburgh. The P. 1. A. A. fin.-ils will be conducted Saturday, May 28. Announcement was m.idc that the West Virginia University relays, scheduled for March 20, would include several high school events and a majority of the district Mhools pi,in to send teams to Morgtintown. The coaches association will sponsor an indoor meet at the Pitt trad: house April 2. Plans to revn-e the Shady Side relays this year had been abandoned but the event will be held next year, it was announced. A football co.ichlnj; school will be conducted at Krie the week of June 20 under sponsorship ot Lnc E.ut High under direction of Athletic Director Jim Hyde with Gus Dorais of Detroit University as the thief instructor. ENTIRE BUG SQUAD WILL BEGIN SPRING WORKOUTS MARCH 12 PITTSBURGH, Feb. 23.--A prominent figure on the Pittsburgh baseball club, who was mibMng during the first part of the 1937 training tnp, will appear in every game and workout this spring ftom the time tlie mam body of the Pirate crew rejclies camp at Soil Bernardino on March 12, That was assured when Paul Waner Hew from Sarasota, Fla., to Pittsburgh recently to sign a Pirate contract for 1038 after a long conference with President W. E. Bcnswangcr. Last year, the elder Waner re- mnmcd unsigned until the BUCJ reached Dallas on the return trip. This spring, the famous hitter and outfielder, who has just smashed all modern National Lcngue records by making 200 or moic hits in eight season!,, will be in the lineup from the start of training. Punch 'Em Paul will appear in all ot the exhibition games in California and on the trip back East, giving the fans along the route one of the fitcatcst batsmen in the hibtory of the game, a "little giant" who is the scourge ot National League pitchers despite the fact that he weighs only 155 pounds. It means, loo, that, with a full course of training, Paul will be in great shape for the opening of the ch: Tipiooship season on April ID, fit to make determined bid for the Nnt- League batting championship, which he already has won three times. The signing of P. Waner indicates that the Sues will have their entire squad in training camp. It looks as though Gus Suhr, Arky Vaughan and Bill Brubaker will be the only players unsigned when the club starts West, and none of those cases involves any danger of a holdout. Suhr recently indicated the some old friendly feeling for the Pirates by recommending a player to them. The others have asked for conferences with President Benwanger in California and arc belie\ed certain to ·sign in ,hort Older. Shop in Connellsville on Bargain Days -- ·Suits and Topcoats of the finest quality, tailored by the country's leading clothing manufacturers. 1 n a wide range of sizes, models and colors. Suits for year around wear, also plenty of light er shades for Summer. VALUES TO $35.00 Entire Stock Men's BOYS 1 SUITS . . . . Beautiful tailored iwo-knickcr, Suits that sold up to $14.50. JACKETS SHIRTS SHORTS SHIRTS . . . The buy of the season. Capeskin broadcloth--by Spear--lor Bargain Days only. Regular 1.65 grade. Regular 50c grade for Bargain Days only. 3 , (t «fi for? I 00 BOYS' KAYNEE Shirts Blouses Broken Sizes 1.00 Values WORK SHIRTS Spaide and Sweet On- makes--a regular 95c grade. During Bargain Days--See The WHITE ELEPHANT TABLE We have assembled on one table merchandise (one) (two) and (three) of a kind--Shirts--Underwear--Hats--Raincoats and many other articles that are worth 2.00 to H.r0. Sue this table--if tills merchandise will fit you we know the savings are worth-while. Values 2.00 up to 8.50 WORK PANTS Bennett heavy cotton work pants, full cut and union made. Special. BOYS' HOSE Broken Sizes Beautiful new Tics, stripes, plaids and neat figures. Bargain Days only. 3for« 55c Grade TROUSERS All colors and sixes, middy and coat styles. Tailored by Kayion. 2.UU and :..-;o Grade Men's and Boys' Long Trousers, made by Bonnet, in medium and light shades. Bargain Days only. 1.95 and 2.95 Owing to the very low pi-ices we are featuring for Bargain Days nil sales must be final. No exchanges--No charges. MUNSING UNDERWEAR AH Winter weights. _rr ConneLlsv'dles LEADING Men's Store 124 florin Pittsburg Street

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