The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on March 10, 1939 · Page 12
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The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 12

Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Friday, March 10, 1939
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PAGE TWELVE;. THE DATT/7 OOUTlTEn. CONNTST.,t,SVTLJJ5 PA- FRIDAY, STARCH 10, 193!). Boxing Basketball T SPORTORIALS ** By JOHN H. WHOHIC, Sports Editor ^? ENCZCkOPEDIA, Frank C. Menke, former Intel-national News Seivice sports editor and now publicity mnn for the Kentucky Derby, who Js known the world over for compilation of. spoils i (.told;, ns well us his fine work ;,s a wiiter, has tui-ned out an Encyclopedia oi Sports which every peison inteieblcd in sports should endeavor to get to round out a library. It cairies some valuable data. Tnc encyclopedia reveals that Joe Louis' punch travels only 127 miles an hour while Jade Dempsey's Iron Mike had a speed o£ 135 . . . that basketball draws more customers, 90,000,000; softball, 72,000,000; baseball, 60,000,000; football, 45,000,000; boxing, 22,500,000, and wrestling, 4,000,000 . . . that the Irish in: vented handball in the 10th or llth century . . . that Dempscy earned $5,000,000 as a boxer and referee . . . that basketball is the only major spoit in the United States which had its origin here . . . that if you " ire a bridge player the odds are 158,000.000,000 to 1 against drawing 13 cards of the same suit and that in poker its 647.739 to one against drawing a royal flush on the deal. Be sure to look for this publication when it goes on the market. PUBLICITY APPRECIATED The sports editor received the following letter from J. R. Porter, chairman ot activities oi Immaculate Conception High School Athletic Council, which speaks for itself: "Noted with much pleasure your editorials and- write-ups in Thu Courier in connection with the recent boxing show held in Slovak hall by the I. C. A. C. We were assured o£ yours and also Wally Driscoll's assurance of cooperation of The Courier to help bring back the sport to Connellsville, and I wish to extend the appreciation of the Athletic Council to The Courier and hope that further :oopcra'.ion in activities to come will 3e had." John Woodruff To Run Saturday At Notre Dame Johnny Woodruff, Connellsville's middle distance running star, who injured a muscle in the first indoor race of the year, will swing into action again tomorrow when he runs for the University o£ Pittsburgh at Notre Dame's track in the annual Central Intercollegiate Conference indoor championships. Woodruff is entered in the 440 and 880, events he won last year, and may also run with the relay club. The Panthers will be in nine outdoors meets, the schedule being announced by Coach Carl Olson as^ol- lOWi..' April 15, university handicaps, Pitt Stadium. April 28-28, University o£ Pennsylvania relays, Philadelphia. May 6, West Virginia Univers.ty, Pitt Stadium. May 13, Indian University, Bloomington. May 20, Penn State, State College. May 26-27, IC4-A champions, New York City. June 10, Central Intercollegiates, Milwaukee. June 24, N. C. A. A. championships, TJOS Angeles. Press Girls Cut Up iThe above skit Is scene from "My 'Town," presented by Women's Na- Itional Pi ess Club in Washington. Shapely Mary V. Johnson is making up to George Washington in the «liow which ribbed the British royal couplo coming: to this country for a visit. I'Central Press) JIMMX ALBINE SAYS: "If the game hadn't turned into a football scrap before it was all over, the Caseys would have beaten the contenders so badly they would have hung up their uniforms in shame," commented Manager Jimmy Albino of the Spishak-Casey five after a one-point victory over Kaufman's club of Uniontown in which the local out.1t had a big early game lead cut. Although the Caseys had previously spilled the Uniontnwn club and also beaten the Overholt Distillers who hold a decision over Kaufmans, the countyseat management had tried to insist the tilt with the S-C aggregation was for the county independent basketball crown, a claim that brought plenty of guffaws in the local camp. ROOM FOR FIGHT GAME There iy room in the city for amateur boxing and if fandom will give a little bettei suppoit than that accorded Mondry night's classy show at Slovak Hall it will be added to the sports calendar here. Immaculate Conception High School Athletic Council presented a gieat card and the spectators went home well pleased u i t h the peifonnances of the eight-bout show. Announcement that another progiam was planned for Monday, March 27, was greeted by cheers, giving encouragement to the sponsors, ^he council is to be commended for the initial presentation m reviving the fight game locally. We trust fandom will be a little moie appreciative of the undertaking and jam the West Side hall for the March 27 program. Terry Likes Card Chances Over Pirates By GEORGE KIRKSEY United Press Stan" Coriespondetit. BATON ROUGE, La., Mar. 10 -The boys were sittting around in Bill Terry's suite fanning when one o£ the scribes asked the leader of the Giants what he thought about the short odds o£ 7-1 quoted by a New York book- p-aker against the St. Louis Cardinals winning the pcimanl. Qu::k on the uptake. Tciry said that price was absolutely justifiable despite the fact that the Cards fin-| ished only a game out ot seventh ' place last reason Century 1839 (Baseball, typically American tport. unfold a fahc.naling sloii of iht national sprang Irom the "grass roots." piogresseil ' g a n i C i In this crjea marking ' h e Ccr- stcaally w i t h the srcmui of America u n l i l ' it stands supreme pastime of millions. favorite i tc uual of Baseball, the hlghUchts since One hundred jcais , 1839 h a v e been depleted ) NATIONAL LEAGUE FOUNDED Baseball wont, to England in 187-1 bimply to pi event any intruders from U i l h surprising results A. G. 1 without, and, incidentally, to keep Spalding, star Boston pitcher, went ' any of you from going out unl 1 I over in advance and a n a n god for have tu,o crqck American hall tearr.s to so." visit the Continent, These ptayerb were members o! I like the CurdmaLs' ehn lues," j the champion Boston club and the Five More Clubs Enter Cage Meet Five additjonal entries came in Thursday for the second annual Connellsville gold medal amateur basketball tournament which is to he conducted March 14, 15, 16 and 17 at ConnellswHe Armory." The dead line for filing entries is 8 o'clock this evening and managers planning to enter th.s four-night sports carnival are urged to communicate with Walter Miskmis, tournament director, 110 South Arch street, Connells.ville, Pa. The latest entrants are: Lightweight (21 year old class)-Dunbar Re-creation Center and Jacktown Hotel Cardinals. Junior (18 year old class)--Myers Confectionery of Uniontown, Sewickley Township Juniors of Herminie and Dunbar Mules. Edward Mellinger Again On Tech's Honor List PITTSBURGH, Mar. 10.--Edward H. Mellinger of Dunbar township, a sophomore in the department of chemical engineering at Carnegie Institute of Technology, has been named on the honor list foi the first semester, announced recently. McllingCt, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwaid L. Mellinger o£ Dunbar township, Fayette county, has been on the honor roll each semester since entering Carnegie Tech from Dunbar Township High School. He holds a scholarship at Tech. said Terry. "Thej might be the team we'll all have to lick Th--y certainly have plentj oC potentialities. There's just one spot on the team I don't hke and that's shortstop. But they hjvc five shortstops going lo camp so they may find the man they want. I hear good things about Joe Oiengo from Sacramento. If he should plug that shoilstop gap, then the Cardinals are going to make plenty of trouble." Terry piid lie preferred the chances o* the Cardinals ovei' the Pirates, despite fie fact that Pittsburgh finished only two games back of the Champion Clubs and 15 ] ,ii in front of St. Louis in the 1038 race. "Pittsbuigh isn't going to be any better,"' opined Toir\. ' They hjvc some players on that club who've been m o u n d too long When a team doesn't van a pennant for 11 years it's time to m:,ke some big changes. I can'l see where the Pirates have done a thing to help themselves during tae winter. T) ey let Al Todd go to Boston, and look on Ray Mueller Muellei may be a better receiver but they are going to miss Todd'-. punch " Speed is one of the thcng.-, Teny likes and fears about the C.irchn,i!s. "You have to bear down on them every minute or they'll run awaj with the ball game on you," said Terry. "They have the speediest ciub in the league. They also have hitting power with Mize and Medwick swinging the big bats. "I look for big improvement in M'ckey Owen behind the plate and Enos Slaughter in the outfield. 1 like Don Padgett also but not as a catchc:. He ought to be back m the outHcld. "The Cards pitching should be bel- ter. They hjvc tuo younsjsteii com- ;ng up that I tried to get, Tom Sunkel from Atlanta and Ken Rallensbcrger from Rochester. They like Max Macon, who was around last year, and he may come uKhojgh I'm not particularly stuck on him. Bill McGee may be set for a bi£ c?.r and V/arneke, Wei'.ant! and Curt Davis are three veterans who can pace the stafT "With a few breaks here and thei e and a steady young shoitslop, the Cardinals, could make all of us hustle to head them off." Philadelphia Athletics, and played a series of 14 games with the Bostons winning eight. Then, being guests of the Maiylebone Cricket Club, they \vere told they were expected to appear .n cricket matches as well, uit'.i their opponents leading British teams. finished will: what I have to House-cleaning: Time. Hulbert talked convincingly for houts, broke down [heir resistance, and when the meeting was ended, the Notional League ol the Professional Baseball Clubs had been born. Its purposes were cleat !y defined: "To encourage, foster and elevate the tie game of baseball: to enact and enforce pioper rules; to make base- FINALS State College Will Be Site of Meet Saturday; Two Schools Under Ban PNEUMATIC HOME-PLATE DUSTER IS INTRODUCED Buntam Title FiBlit. Bantamwe ght Champion S.xto Escobar and Kayo Morgan o( Detroit will fight in San Juan, Puerto Rico, April 2, in a 15-round title fight Sixto was guaranteed ?3,750 rnd Morgan ?1,250. Tanker Cricket.' Only two or three of the Americans had ever played cricket, and their form was atrocious All they was that the batter was supposed lo defend his wicket and prevent it being bowled oxer. But they could Int. They blasted the ball all over the lot, and their astonished British cousins werr chngimed by not takirg a match ftom the Americans. The English found it difficult to understand baseball, but they Icnrcnd a thing or two about batting Since the first invasion baseball teams have made se\e:,it trips into foreign Innds and the game oven toddy is played in many far corners of C!l the world. Baseball was running into trouble at home, however, in the !870's. The first professional association discovered its authority wis meeting with obstacles. Gamblers threaten- cned the game, side pools were common at the ball parks, along with dunking ard other abuses. Public confidence was stretched almost to the breaking point. There.was one man who was farsighted enough to realize that a drastic reform must be effected. He v. as William A. Hulbert, head o£ the Chicago basebal] club, and he took matters into his own hands to protect the future of the sport. In Hulbert's mind was crystulized a plan for a new ruling body, v.hich j would eliminate the evils and stress ' the fine points of the game. At a secret meeting, the four Western clubs--Cincinnati, St. Louis, Louisville and Chicago--gjve their approval, and a di amatic conference in the old Grand Central Hotel in New York was held February 2, J876, to present the plan to the East. When the heads of the New York clubs were assembled in his hotel suite, Hulbert locked the door, pocketed the key and said: "Gentlemen, you have no occasion for un- c?siness. I have locked the door ' ba 1 ! playing respectable and honor' " WICHITA, Kan , Mar. 10.--Hdy- ir.ond Dumont, wno sympathizes \uth basebal] umpires, offered them a gadget cGMgned to eliminate "whiskbroom backs." It's a pneumatic home-plate duster i that may make the conventional hip- pocket whisk broom' as obsolete as , hardle-brir mustachios. Dos'gned to be installed in the lubber home plates, it cleans oft dust by a pi ess of a button in the home club dugout. Dumont, who is pieaident of the National Semi-Pro Baseball Congress, said it would have its first test at the annual ieuu-pra all - stai contest May 11. The nev.- National League acted quickly and drastically against gambling and liquor soiling at ball parks, plajers \\ere warned against contract jumping Two clubs were expelled for failing to play scheduled games, and four players dropped from boseball for throwing games. As a tribute to the East, distinguished Morgan G. Bulkeley was elected first league president, but at the secona meetirg Hulbei t succeeded lo that post. Baseball had cleaned hojv, and fans and players throughojt Amcn- applauded the mo\e. Urges Caution With Fire in Woodlands Distuct Forester V. M. Bearer today urged caution with file in the woods after receiving leports of thiee snull forest fires in Fayette county over the week-end The blazes, he said, herald the close approach of the spung forest fire season. One of the fires burned over thiee nnd a half acres near Ohiopyie and there v»ere l\vo small fires in the mountains back of Dunbar. Allentown and E r i e Academy Out for Breaking P. I. A. A. Rules. VINCENT, YORK IN TITLE FIGHT A tquad of 10 Connellsville High School boys is eligible ior the Pennsylvania scholastic swimming championships at State College tomorrow. The boys qualified by turning m required "times" in the western regional eliminations at Slippery Rock State Teachers College as the aggregation coached by A. R. (Red) Ban- walked oft with second place. The locals finished second to the powerful Strong Vincent club of Erie which is expected to give York of the east a tough scrap. Coach Barr isn't entertaining any notions of winning the mythical school pennant but he believes that the school will finish in the scoring. He has two classy relay teams which will make their presence felt in the stiff competition. The following Cokers are eligible for the State competitions: 40-yard dash^-Cross and KeJTer. 100-yard back stroke--Colborr and H. Boyd. 220-yard free style--Clemmer and Continued on Page Thirteen. Tony C-mzoncri Wins. Tony Canzoneri, former world's lightweight king, showed flashes of his o'.d t'me punch in outpointing Eddie Brink of Scranton in. New York, Two World Title Fights Arranged NEW YOBK, Mar. 10.--Two world title fights, dosed after months of bitter bickering, were announced as follows: 1. Hejiry Armstrong will defend his lightweight crown against "ex- Champion Lou Ambers at Yankee Stadium in August. 2. Leo Kodak of Chicago and Joey Archibald of Pawtucket, H. I., rival claimants for the feather title, will settle their dispute in 15 rounds in Providence, R. I., on April 18. Promoter Mike Jacobs expects the Armstrong-Ambers return title f.ght to draw over 5250,000. Burgess Whiteheacl Weds. Burgpss Whltehead, on the Giants voluntary retieid list last year because o£ illness, married Miss Ruth Lyon of Windsor, N". C., and Washington, December 20. Uostalc Scores Kayo. Al Hostak, former middleweight champion of the world, scored a third round kayo over Johnny Erjavcc of Chicago in Al's first bout since he lost the title last November. A Home Product Ask for It By Name 0,\ SAU3 EVERl'WHBRE T/isten f o Our Duilr "SPORTS MRADE" at 5:30 P. 31. Over ITJfBS Uulontcmn, ENTER WIS PfSS CONTEST NOW I We want you to get better acquainted with the new Olds Sixty -- America's newest low-priced car. That's why Oldsmobile is staging a big nationwide contest March t to March 31, inclusive, with 31 big Olda Sedans as prizes. A CA A DAY IEM AWAY SfSmttV ZZtfSK IN MARgf/ f Come in and take a trial drive. Learn about Olds' handling ease, performance, Rhythmic Ride, extra-vision body, quality features and new, low price. Then, fill out an Official Entry Blank (all entries must be made on the Official Blank to be eligiblc)and tell Oldsmobile in your own way just what impressed you most. Mail your entry to Oldsmobile at Lansing, Mich., and it will be considered for the day's prize corresponding to the date of its postmark. No obligation, of course, so get busy today! ff FOR QFfGmi, LSS AW® EMTRy BLAMSC AUTOMOBILE SALES CO. TO.XNET,LSVrT,T,K, PA. "See Our Windows Stetson Special at $5.oo Connellsville's Lcadini? Men's Store. J24 North Pittsburg Street.

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