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February 24, 1938

The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 3

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1935. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVILLE, PA. PAGE THREE. Basketball Basketball Sporioriais By JOHN H. WHORIC Sports Editor SPEEDING UP BALL GAMES President Wilbur C, Tuttle of the Pacific Coast League hns a six-point program to speed up ball games by elimination of "time-killing" on the diamond between innings and In arguments over decisions . . . It his proposals arc accepted by the club owners, it may be possible to get most of the games under the wire in an hour and a half. TutUe claims there's too much time-killing on the diamond particularly 'between players, who nrguc over decisions and delays between Innings. His program provides that: 1. All umpires be instructed they arc to eject from the game immediately any outfielder who comes in from his position to argue over a decision. 2. A new ruling be adopted whereby not more than two men, including the manager and probably the team captain, can dispute a decision. All others participating in arguments are to be removed from the game and a fine probably assessed against the ofTcndcrs. 3. A ruling that all groundkecp- crs be uniformed and be allowed only one minute to get the batters' box ready after the sounding of the starting bell. Also that, umpires must be on the field at home plate when the gong sounds and see to it that the groundkceper speeds up his work. 4. The practice of "flipping" the ball around the diamond by the in- flclders between innings be abolished and the ball returned to the pitching box just as soon as a play is completed. 5. A ruling restricting the pitch- Ing to only two throws instead of the usual five when he goes to the mound each inning. Also he would not permit the catcher any throws to second base after receiving the second pitch from the moundsman. 6. When a pitcher appears to be in difficulties and the manager considering taking him out of the game only one man, either a player or the manager, be permitted to talk things over with the pitcher. Time allowed for the conversation would be limited to one minute. BITS HER BAND THERE W, J. sports club swing into action this week-end. The cagers meet Geneva at Beaver Falls Thursday and West Virginia at home Saturday. The wrestlers meet Kent State University Friday while the boxers go to West Liberty to tackle Bethany and the swimmers are host to Slippery Rock Saturday afternoon ·with the freshman aquatic stars and wrestlers taking on Kiski . . . Catching jackrabbits gives the Albu-, querque Indian school basketball team good wind. The boys string out, jump H rabbit and give chase, As the center of the line lags, the end men cut in and outflank their prey . , , Cokcr swimmers defeated Butler, 53-23. Butler had previously been given credit for 32 points . . . Indians served roast shegog as delicacy at a festival meal on the Walpole Indian reservation near Wallaccburg, Ontario. Shegog is another name for skunk . . . The Driscolls went to town in bowling the other night. First Jimmy turns in a 209 then his kid brother. Wally, shows the boys up with a 229 . . . Scottdale High may not go in for track and field this spring as it is planned to complete work on the bleachers and to put through terracing job that will make it possible to extend the field about 60 yards. It would greatly enhance the fine athletic plant ... No school that is a member of the W. P. I. A. L. may compete with another school that is a non-member unless that school has eligibility regulations that arc just as strict as those of the W. P. I. A. L., Chairman William C. Evans of the decisions committee declared. To do so means making yourself liable to punishment . . . An item in the Johnstown Democrat states: "Catholic Ex-High was awarded a forfeit victory over the Casey A. C. of Connell.wille when the latter walked off the floor. Connellsville was leading, 32-30, when one of its players slugged Paul McCall, local forward. Referee Olenick banished the slugger and the team walked oft the floor." Casey Coach Tom Mc- Clcary told us his club won the game but didn't mention these particulars . . . JcanncUc may seek to be host at the annual Westmoreland county track and field meet. Work is to begin soon on the new athletic plant to get it in shape for the program next May . . . Two truckloads of brook trout were distributed in Lynn and McGinnis run districts near Ligonicr. They came from Reynoldsdale hatcheries . . . West Newton wrestlers lost to Scwickley Township, 31-9 . . . Connellsville High is idle tomorrow night This is the first time since the first of the year that the Cokcrs won't be playing two games a week. The boys need and deserve a breathing spell. Then for the series with Dunbar Township after next Tuesday's return tilt with I. C. H. . . . Young Corbctt III, a fighter the exports considered washed up five years ago when Babyface Jimmy McLarnin knocked him out in one round to win the welterweight title, claimed the unofficial world and European middleweight crowns, after his dn- cishc victory over Freddie Apo?toli in San Francisco. May Play League Teams But Games Can't Count In Rating for Pennant O Punishment Eased by Decisions Body Probing Charges. SECTION 14 FLAG STATUS CHANGED Found to have violated eligibility rules of the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League, six high schools--North Union, South Union, Point Marion, Georges and Uniontown In Fayetto county and Maplctown (Monongahola Township) in Greene counfy--were "placed on probation" until March 1, 1939, by the decisions committee which met Wednesday aftemoon in White Swan Hotel at Uniontown to probe charges of wholesale disregard for regulations. Under the provisions of the ruling, the six schools -were denied the privilege of competing for W. P. I. A. L. championships until March 1, 1939, and in order to retain their membership these schools shall abide by all the league rules during the period of probation. The decision is different from a suspension as under the probation it is possible for the six schools to continue to play with other W. P. I. A. L. schools in good standing but cannot compete for championship honors. As a result of the verdict in the wake of the sweeping investigation into Fnyclte county intcrscholastic athletics, German Township and Redstone Township, eighth and sixth place clubs respectively in Section 14 (only Uniontown of the six contested is not a member of this group) were tentatively listed to play off a deadlock for the championship in this division Tuesday night, March 1, at Brownsville. The existing provision about the play-off, however, had been that both schools must prove themselves innocent of charges that were directed at them. Major doubt, however, centered on Redstone Township where, Coach Steve Furin of North Union charged, John Paston is «n athlete but allegedly did not attend school the required time last term and has had an excessive number of semesters. Inasmuch ns the Republic school had not been notified in advance and given an opportunity to defend Itself, Chairman William C. Evans of the decisions committee said he would conduct an inquiry after having advised Coach "Pip" Booth, who attended the meeting as a spectator, to dig up the records. Paston had been at a CCC camp last summer but there was no definitcness in the time he left or returned and this information had to be gathered. The North Union coach raised the question of Frank Pisczor at German Township, pointing out that two years ago the eligibility list from McClellandtown showed that he had not played any football before and then last year it showed him with three years experience. Principal James Zimmerman said it undoubtedly was an error an typewriting, adding that the boy in question had never participated in a game although he was eligible. His faithfulness in attending practices prompted the coach to reward him by taking him to every game, he added. Because four members of that family had attended at McClellandtown, the principal said, a confusion could readily exist in circles not familiar with the setup. Chairman Evans announced at 10:30 o'clock this morning that Redstone Township had substantiated the eligibility of Fasten and therefore would meet German in the playoff game Tuesday night at Brownsville. It was pointed out by the school records that Fasten had attended 171V4 days out of 180 last year and had been absent but one week from this term. Given these records by Redstone authorities, Chairman Evans held that the Republic school had definitely proved the boy to be eligible. The decisions committee found that these violations had been committed: Uniontown--Richard Dougherty, not in school semester preceding football season. Point Marion--Harold Hamrick and Paul Pugh, non-residents. South Union--John Rumenyak, over age. North Union--George Viher and Lawrence Gallis, over age. Georges--John Nicosia, non-resident. Mapletown--John Wozniak, John Kelly and Peter Tudish, migration. Because Connellsville had previ- ously called the league's attention to the Mike Sabo case at Uniontown (he was found ineligible several months ago), Superintendent Bcla B. Smith, committee member, was excused from deliberations and a vote on the Uniontown protest, filed by Point Marion, that involved Dougherty, Chairman Evans announced. Members of the committee include Chairman Evans, Mr. Smith, Secretary Foster Gehrctt of Pittsburgh, L. F. Brunk of Crafton, R. E. Boyles of Washington and F. C. Gillespic of Duquesne. The rulings were announced by Secretary Gehrett who explained the difference between a suspension and a probation, adding that under the former it would have been impossible for schools to play other league members. The probationers will not be allowed to take part in the W. P. I. A. L. track meet or its basketball program next winter as well as other league activities which means that there will be one less section of basketball. Should Redstone and German be found to have a clcim bill of health, Republic would be shifted Inta.Scction 4 to take Uniontown's post while German would be swung into Section 10 where Dunbar Township has captured the title this year. North Union charged that Nicosia of Georges was a resident of Smithfield \vhrcrc there is a four-year high school. Attorney J. K. Spurgeon, district solicitor, presented j\ copy of a court order appointing Nicosia's grandparent'; as his guardian and then he contended that Smithfleld did not have a first class high school, pointing out that the league rules states that "any pupil living in a district maintaining a high school of the first class shall not be eligible to take part in any contest of this league unless he is a member of the team representing the high school of the district in which he lives." The attorney cited various ways in which the Smithfield board had allegedly failed to comply with regulations as fixed by State law that would make it a first class high school but the league committee pointed out that tiie State Department of Public Instruction hod already listed Smithfleld as a "first class high school" and it had no authority to contest this decree. It was brought out that 15 Smithfield pupils attend Georges Township High where more educational advantages are provided but they pay their own tuition as the Smithfield board hns refused to do so. The three Maplctown players had been attending Point Marlon High and transferred to Greene county and participated before the required time had elapsed. Point Marion's two boys, Donald Hamrick and Paul Pugh, were found to be residents of West Virginia, across the State line from Point Marion. South Union played Rumenyak throughout the first half of the 1938 basketball schedule although he reached his 20th birthday August 20. last. The boy was dropped from the squad as soon as officials learned the correct age. Point Marion withdrew a protest on Clyde Sloan, Uniontown star halfback. Principal S. W. Jacobs saying he had been "in doubt" because the youth's family lived close to the city line. In the Dougherty case, it was Special Train Friday Leaves At 5 O'clock The special train that has been chartered to take Dunbar Township High rooters to Pitt Stadium, Pittsburgh, Friday niRht will leave Connellsville at 5 o'clock from the West Side station of the Pittsburgh Lake Eric Railroad, Principal William E. Tietbohl announced today. Stops will be made at Broad Ford, Ford Junction, Adelaide and Dickerson Run. Tickets for the train and game at Pitt Stadium may be obtained at the Leisenring No. 1 school. The cost for the lound trip, including fee for the game, is SI.55. Principal Tietbohl inid that the train on the return trip will not leave until after both ends of a double-header have been played at the Stadium. Dunbar is booked for the 7:30 o'clock scrap with Dormont High, winner of Section 8. An hour later Donora, the winner In Section ·}, bwings into action. Sophomore Features Triumph, Capturing First I n 220 Race. Captain Gus Suhr Signs Bucs Papers PITTSBURGH, Feb. 24--The ranks of unsigned Pittsburgh Pirates was thinned to four today with announcement that Captain Gus Suhr has agreed to sign his 1938 contract. Club officials announced Suhr, first baseman for the past eight yours, telegraphed them his acceptance of terms and denied he ever expressed dissatisfaction over his salnry as reported from his home town of Millbrae, Cal. Suhr has captained the Pirates during the past four seasons. He led the club in batting in runs and hnd played in 822 straight gomes, a National. League record, until his mother's death ended the streak last June 5. Lloyd Waner, outfielder, Arky Vaughn, shortstop, Bill Biubakcr, third baseman, and Bill Swift, pitcher, have yet to sign their contracts. Waner is expected to sign this week while the others are waiting for conferences with club officials at the Snn Bernardino, Cal., training camp next month. WEST PENN BOWLING LEAGUE St-uitllnjr of the Clubs. W. L. Pel. - 13 5 .722 .611 Meters -Watts Volts Cycles Ohms Amps 11 7 7 11 12 12 .611 .389 .333 .333 pointed out that the boy had attended a school in Eastern Pennsylvania during 1936 and the next year was at a CCC camp. School officials were careless in checking his scholastic records when presented at the lime of the boy's registration. A later check of the records, however, revealed that the boy had been in school in 1936 and not in 1937 whereupon he was dropped from the squad, Principal R. D. Mosier explained. Chairman Evans advised Principal Mosier that he had learned since the original hearing on Sabo that the lineman had practiced with East Bethlehem Township High in that school's uniform before the opening of lust year's football calendar despite the fact that the previous season and last year he was playing with Uniontown. Principal Mosier said the boy told him he did that to keep in condition while he was at home where he had been called by an injury to a brother. 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Time 21.8. 220-yard--Won by Clcmmer, Cokcrs: second, Mansfield, Turtle Creek; third, Buttcrmore, Cokers. Time 3:07.2. 100-ynrd free style--Won by Hill, Turtle Creek; second, Eva, Turtle Creek; third, Willard, Cokers. Time 1:09. 120-yard medley relay--Won by Cokers (Colborn, Peterson and Minerd). "Mme 1:1C. 100-yard breast stroke--Won by Foley, Cokers; second, Rodgers, Turtle Creek; third, Evans, Cokcrs. Time 1:22.6. 100-yard back stroke--Won by Colborn. Cokers: second, Lcax, Turtle Creek; third, Boyd, Cokcrs. Time 1:16. Diving--First and second, Turtle Louis Kayoes Mannin.Th.Lrd NEW YORK, Feb. 24.--Nathan Mann of New Haven, Conn., barely lasted eight minutes in the rmg with Joe Louis, the Brown Bomber who looked like the great battler of old, as the world's heavyweight champion scored a knockout in the third round. Matt was subjected to a terrible lacing in the 15-round match, before a near-capacity crowd and he looked as though he had been run through a meat-chopper as Referee Art Donovan counted 10 while the challenger rested on one knee. A-hard right to the chin that shook Louis in the second round and sent him back to the ropes, blinking and bewildered, appeared to start the fireworks. Left jabs and hooks by Louis softened Mann for the lethal finishing touches. Mann was floored four times before he was taken to the cleaners. Louis barely worked up a sweat in h:s first ring appearance in six months. Loses Suit Against Tigers. , BOSTON, Feb. 24.--Pitcher Louis Winslow Page of Beverly lost his $20,000 beach of contract suit against the Detroit baseball company in Suffolk court. 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