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TUESDAY, MARCH 14, IDS!;. THE DAITvY COURIER. CONNELLSVILL1S. FA. PAGE SEVEN. Boxing THE SPORTING basketball AMATEUR BOXING SHOW HERE MARCH 28 9PORTORIALC \^ By JOHN H. WBORIC, Sports Editor 'VX RAT WELSH TURNS OUT ANOTHER WINNER Hay Welsh, son of Assemblyman and Mrs. Matthew J. Welsh of South Arch street, continues to fashion championship basketball machines at Sayre High School, whipping the ears o£ both Pennsylvania and New York quintets in that neighborhood. His dribblers wound up a schedule of 18 games with only two defeats, one by a margin of two points and the other by three, both away from home. The club had a chance to avenge one o£ those reversals and did by a 24-point landslide. Sayre spilled Wyalusing, Nicholson, New Albany, Binghamton and Alumni one game each and then took two from Mansfieldo Troy, Towanda, Canton and Athens while breaking even with Wellsboro in a two-game series and bowing to Endicott, N. Y., 34-31. Wellsboro won the initial tilt, 29-27, but Welsh's boys paid of£ that score with a 44 to 20 decision. Sayre, piloted by the 'former Cbn- nellsville High and Waynesburg College basketball sensation, scored a total of 736 points while holding the opposition to 374. The highest number of points was 78 against Athens and the lowest 10 against Mansfield. Endicott scored 34 points, the greatest number tallied against Sayre and Nicholson broke for 11, the lowest made against Welsh's combination. The former Connellsville boy, who for a tame was located at North Union where he had fine success as a cage skipper, has been at Sayre 11 years and in that time has developed eight championship fives which isn't bad in any kind of sport. BITS HERE AND THERE Coach Joe Orsini of the Pitt boxers bas developed a new boxing glove which he said will eliminate some of the crude and barbaric customs that still prevail in the ring. A special webbing will stop eye gouging, thumbing and choking. . . Dr. Jack Lovelock, famed British "mile-o£- the-century" runner snd holder ot the world's 1,000 meter record, stresses the importance of diet, massage, exercise and special foods in modern training methods. . . R. N. Amateur Basketball Tournament Five-Day Schedule at State Armory Tonight Play Extended Because of Unprecedented Entrants. FIRST CONTEST AT 6:15 SHARP Seven fine basketball games are (Gus) Irving, celebrated plunging j scheduled tonight at the Armory in University of Idaho, fullback of the ' twenties, who some time ago was featured in Ripley's "Believe It or Not" for his record of never missing a try for point after touchdown, has been named Idaho state coordinator for the soil conservation service. . . Bill Edwards, football coach at Western Reserve University, seems to be one mentor who isn't worried for the time being about the old grads coming after his scalp. In four years his clubs have participated in 42 games, losing only two. Last fall the Red Today's Sport Parade By HENRY McLEMORB U. P. Staff Correspondent. LOS ANGELES, Mar. 14.--If I were a judge and the case ot Dr. Jock Sutherland vs the University the opening round of the second an- I of Pittsburgh was brought before me nual Conneilsville Gold Medal ama- ' toe a hearing, I honestly wouldn't teur basketball tournament. I know how to decide. Starting promptly at 6:15 o'clock j I gave myself two days to think and continuing until almost midnight, games will be clicked oft with machine-like precision. -All tiresome delay and unnecessary practice will WHAT'S GOING ON Df HIGH SCHOOL CIRCLES The same day we said here that the school board's Reason" Jor the payment of the Alumni's football banquet deficit was so much hokum, one director said he had "just found out" that the High School teachers and others who worked the gates and ushered at the Stadium didn't get an invite to the dinner. It's not polite to laugh out loud. . . Dunbar Township High loses five varsity players through · graduation. ' John Herchko and Theodore Pavlosky, forwards, and Bill Husband, Frank Kontra and Paul Uhazie, guards, are the.basket- eers who will be lost to Coach Bruce M. Shearer, Herchko, Pavlosky, Hus- bandand : Kontra' were regulars two years and Uhazie .was'a varstiy man one season. Joe Hertznell, Leslie ·Sepesi, .John Homanko, Edward Gmlter and Gregory Goodman will be- eligible to play next season. . . · Duquesne school' board has devised · a plan whereby. all of. .the .athletic · coaching jobs will be declared vacant 'at the end of each season and the incumbent must file 'his application along with the others who are after his job. The school is going in for golf and may also enter a baseball .team in the league. .. It seems rather .odd that a school listed in the W. P. I. A. L. Class B division is automatic- 'ally ruled'out of "a chance for the P. I. A. A. crown. Only the Class- A winner can play-alter the league finals which doesn't seem quite fair. Somerset county tries to give the smaller schools a chance and in the playoff always lists the Class B winner in a round-robin which is only right. . . Mr. and Mrs. Connellsville and all the little Connellsvillians: How about a big hand for that Coker swimming team that won third place in the Slate meet, second in the western regionals and first in the W. P. I. A. L. Red Barr and his boys carved another nice record in the school's athletic aimals. . . Majority of Pennsylvania's important schoolboy basketball contests will be staged in the State farm show building arena at Harrisburg during the 1939-40 season if plans now under discussion materialize in time. P. I. A. A. is trying to lease the arena for vital playoffs so that large crowds desiring to witness such series may be accom-. modated. The arena does not have a wooden floor and it is hoped to be able to construct a suitable floor so that basketball may be played. "If the : commission (farm show) sets favorably on 'our request for'a regu- Ution basketball court, we will make the arena a center for end-of-1he-, season games, particularly for eastern section quintets, and hold championship indoor track, wrestling and gymnastic events there as well," P. I. A. A. Secretary Edmund J. Wicht said, adding the commission appeared favorably impressed and voiced a desire to promote physical and educational activities for Commonwealth high school athletes and students. . . Finalists Friday night in Fayette county's undergraduate basketball tournament at South Union will be: Class A, 7:30 P. M., Dunbar Township vs. Uniontown, and Class B, 8:30, South Union vs. Point Marion. be eliminated. The time schedule which has been drawn up will be strictly adhered to and an attempt made to run ahead ot time if at all possible. All officials to handle the Cats won nine in a row and scored j games along with committees and 259 points to their opponents 31. . . j judges to pick all tournament At last a "use" has been found for dancing. Reidar Anderson of Norway, one of the world's outstanding ski jumpers and probably the premier stylist now in ski competition, says the best preparation for a big ski meet be has found is a good dance the night before. "I ·would rather dance and relax than go to bed and lie awake two, three hours thinking about the competition the next day," he says. . . Harry Hillman, Dartmouth's sagacious track tutor and bonesettw, claims that track' fans have become so accustomed to watching Glenn Cunningham, John Woodruff, Don Lash and other track titans whittle away at the records that they feel bilked when a track meet fails to spawn a sheaf ol new running marks. . . Dr. F. C. Allen, one of the foremost coaches in basketball and head of the sport at Kansas University, uses a "quarterback" on his quintet. He is the center, who is the nucleus of every play. He starts the formations and must be able to pass through the opponent with a minimum number of interceptions. . . The kings of speed will again roll at the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 30. There has been a big advance sale of tickets, starting Jani uary 16. . . Texas Christian's foot- I bailers will travel some 8,000 miles this year for the 10-game schedule . . . Stanislaus Zbyszko at 03 is managing wrestlers but claims thai he could still get into the ring and wrestle 40 minutes with the best of the present-day crop. The bald- I headed Pole says he grapples every I week or two for the exercise he gets out of it. over the situation and I still can't make up my mind as to the rights and wrongs, the ups and downs of the whole business. I wish you, my readers, would let me tell you what I think I know about the resignation ot Dr. Sutherland as head football coach at Pittsburgh, and then serve as a jury to decide who is right and who is wrong. The case ot Jock Sutherland: He teams were assigned today. Every went there to coacl: football, when detail has been checked " so that Pittsburgh wasn't a power, but want- barring untorseen tardiness on . the j ed to be one. He made the school part of teams entered, the opening I one. A great coach, he look the night's games should be a model of efficiency. This year's tourney will have 36 teams playing in three classifications as compared with the 1038 event which drew 23 teams and was played in but two divisions. There three classifications are junior boys 18 years and under, lightweight men 21 years and under and the senior men's division with no age limit. All players must of course be amateur: and organized teams have been couraged to enter in preference to ; g^u,,^,, i )C ; s . the customary highly padded pickup tournament squads. The tournament is again sponsored Nationally by the Central Slates Basketball ; Association of Indianapolis. Ind., pnd j players that'were furnished him. many ot whom had been subsidized, and year after ;pear moulded football teams that rated onc-twa-three Nationally. He asked no question. In fact, he probably hus'.led in more than a few players himself; which v.-as perfectly natural, boins as a football coach's livelihood depends on Fred p {ormcr a m a t c u r , onnis the calibre of h,s taems. His team: i ch im _ w i j, , . D^U B ud B e, earned the money for a Brent stad- | who hcW , hc simon . pure los , n {m .j, e n-s · '"T;- brousht p " tsb "n;ti Rational i t two year.-, at Duquesne Garden, "* | publicity, an, throufih it nil, l-.o con- piUsb h Fridny M . irch n . Perry n ·. ducted himsclt as the thorough) _ ' His tc.ims played PERRY PLAYS BUDGE FRJDAY met Budge six times as an amateur ;md defeated him four times, all in Davis Cup competition." Like Budge, Perry defeated Vines in a transcontinental tennis tournament. M , p!arcrs ar .d respected v,-hercvcr clean i y and himself were t i, e y wcn t ' j j was nol Ms bu3lncsi to question athletic standards ot the uni- locally by the Connellsville Tournn- i vtrslty. He was hired as a football mcnl Association. Start members ot j coac h, and he did *s Rood a job ::'j the Connellsville Recreation Center j :my mBn t n the country could have have been secured to help conduct j dor.c. His players always stud; by the event with Walter Miskinis act- j him. They came first with Jock. ing as tournament director. , ;,nci those who think o! hi.-n as a Tonight's entries include four out- ; dour, sour. Scot should know ;.j:nc standing senior teams, namely, the ' of (!ie fncts about his kindlinc-u and Overboil All Stars. Mount Pleasant j understanding in dealing with hi» Merchants, Lecchburg Furn.i and the j football players, on and oil the aeld. Apollo Furns.- Overboil, featuring! Tlic case of the university: A/ter "Big Bill" Foltz and "Hook" Cart- j n!) - 'he university, as a whole is a wright, will clash with the Leech- mofe important institution Uuin its burg quintet nt 10 o'clock. Little is | football team or its football coach. known ot the visitors' strength but i Ancl thtrc is no denying that, right Slays Drunken Dad TOURNEY GAMES TONIGHT Lightweight Class., Baker's Gararge vs. Scottdalc Clover Farm--6:15 o'clock. Jacktown Hotel Cardinals, vs. Koo- ;er CCC Camp--7. Junior Class. Uniontown Pickups vs. Nemacolin Indians--7:45. Swissvale Merchants vs. Paramount Juniors--8:30. Washington "Y" Leaders vs. Jeannette Shearers--9:15. Senior Class. Overholt All-Stars vs. Leechburg 'Furns--10. Mount pleasant MciT'ionts vs. Apollo t'urn:--11. L. 3 4 5 5 9 10 .250 .167 SCOTTDALE DUCKS LEAGUE Scottdale Duckpin League's individual and team standings as of February 25. W. H. S. Faculty No. 1- 9 First National Bank ..... 8 West Perm Power Co_. 7 Citizens Water Co. ....... 7 H. C. Frick Coke Co. ... 3 H. S. Faculty No. 2 ...... 2 Individual averages arc: W. Lohr, 151; G. Lohr, 149; Tyler, 134; Christ, 134; Mauk, 129; Miller, 128; Yohe, 127; Murphy, 126; Swift, 125; Hockenbury, 124; Kurd, 119; W, McDowell, 118; Brooks, 115; 'Porch, 115; Holliday, 114; Cramer, 114; Smith, 121; Cropp, 120; Stamm, 112; Bigley, 112; Lipps, 110; Bell, 110; Zimmerman, 108; R. R. Graft, 106; Byers, 105; Miies, 105; Bulick, 104; Hirst,. 104; Wall, 106; Bauman, 105; DiFlore, 89; Reynolds, 89; Newcomer, 97; Ruth,-97; Laughrey, 96; Bashforth, 95; White, 94; Barkel], 93; Overholt, 92; Daugherty, 92; Leonard, 90; Swope, 84; J. McDowell, 79; H. R. Graft, Jr., 79; Stimmel, 77; Wise, 74; Dlckson, 100; Byars, 98; Patterson, 78; Somerville, 65. Individual high--one game, Bill Lohr, 192; three games, Bill Lohr, 525; the. fact that they held the Irene Kaufman Settlement A. A. U. champions to a 28-19 score Sunday in the A. M. A. tournament conducted in Pittsburgh stamps them as a team to be feared. The Mount Pleasant Merchants with "Big Joe" Slaminko, six foot seven Inch center, in their lineup meet the Apollo Furns nt 11 o'clock. Slaminko is a 1938 Carnegie Tech graduate and was one of Carnegie's few three- a star in foot- track and an Pet. .750 .667 .583 ! letter men. Joe was .583 ball, basketball ar.d honor student as well. Several of the best junior quintets in Western Pennsylvania are slated to see action tonight. This list will feature last year's junior champs, the Washington "Y" Leaders, the well-known Swissvale Merchants, the Nemacolin Indians and a,real "hot stuff" team from Jeannette -- Shearer's Horseradish Boys. The lightweight class will present two outstanding clubs in the Jacktown Hotel Cardinals and the Kooser C. C. C. Camp of Somerset, this game being scheduled for 7 o'clock. Adequate seating arrangements will be provided to accommodate the capacity crowd that is expected tonight. The tournament will continue Wednesday, Thursday and Friday with several junior eliminations Saturday afternoon and finals in all classifications Monday night. Cunningham Loses in 'Race John -Boriean, of the Shore A. 0., Mew Jersey speedster, had to «et a new world's record for the 1,000-yard invitation run at the twentieth annual Knights of Columbus games in Ne-w York City to beat Glenn Cunningham, who finished a yard behind him. Borican's time was 2:08.8. Cunningham held the old record with a time of 2:10.1. - CCciitrai Press.). now, li is better known for its football eleven than for its acedcmic standards. Kor can one deny that Pittsburgh was gettlnfi an unsavory reputation as a school where athletic talent meant more thnn anything else. I have heard more than once that unless there was a change of ideals, let us say, that other colleges simply were going to drop the Panthers from their schedules. Too, who has the right to direct the policy of the school, the officials or the football coach? After all, it is the officials' business to determine when football has served its purpose and when it should be de-emphasized. Hemember, too, that the university made Coach Sutherland as much as he cade it. No football coach was ever better than his material. Pittsburgh gave him good money and good players for a long time. Now the school apparently hns decided it has had enough, and would like to go "pure." I wouldn't like to render a verdict, but if I had to I believe I would thrown it out of court on the grounds that neither side had a case. To lance into legal phraseology, it looks like even-Stephen to me. Volts, Lines Score Victories. The Volls won the odd game from the Walts and the Lines captured two of three games from the Amps in games, rolled in the West Penn Duckpin League Monday night at the West. Penh alleys. Adams had high' score for one game with 184 while Walter Moorman had the best three-game total with 451. Fuses and Sockets Win. Holling on the Manhattan' alleys Monday night the Fuses defeated the Plugs'two 6ut : of "three game's while the Sockets bested the Kilowatts by the same margin in the West Penn Girls League. Hidgeway rolled 161 for individual high and Cohen's 377 was tops for three games. It's an HI Wind-ALPENA PASS, Ark., Mar. 14.-Another entry for the proving-old- proverbs department: Farmer Joe Davis planned to spend $15 to dispose of brush accumulated in clearing a field. A tornado swept through, left not a loose stick on the field. Monessen And West Newton Win Tourney Carlton GreiKE, 19 (above), killed hia drink-crazed father, Martin, with two blast, 1 * from a double- barreled shotgun In their Wilmington, .Del., home to protect his mother, according to police. Carlton is one oJ" ciffht children. His ifathcr was an unemployed painter, (Central Prcie) Allen Doubts Hew Pitching Rule' Will Be Of Much Value Making last quarter spurts to gain victories Monc-ssen High School's quintet won the Class A championship and West Newton the Class B title in the final contests of the 13th annual Westmoreland county high school basketball tournament played Saturday at the Greor.sburg gym. Decisively outscoring its foe with a last quarter rally West Newton registered a 38-31 triumph over Washington Township, the surprise team of the tourney, which led Coach S. S. Townsend's W. P. I. A. L. Section 17 champions for three quarters. Monesscn held a lead three quarters and when EIGHT BOUTS WILL FEATURE SECOND CARD Conflict With Other Local Events Result in Postponement. PORTER, CARTER PUT IN CHARGE Tuesday night, March 28, has been selected as the date for the second o£ a series of amateur boxing shows being sponsored by Immaculate Conception High School Athletic Council, it was announced today by J. B. Porter, chairman of arrangements. It was originally planned tor Monday, March 27, but it has developed there will be a large number of activities in the community on that date ar.d a postponement resulted. As planned, the show will be at Slovak Hall, West Side. Billy Carter again has been placed in charge of the fighters and will draw up a classy card of eight bouts. Several of the boys who scored hits with the crowd in the initial bout will be brought baclc for another appearance. In addition, there will be some of the classiest leather pushers in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Mt. Pleasant MerchantsTo Play Carnegie High threatened in the last quarter the Greyhounds spurted in the final minutes to record a. 39-34 victory. Nonvin had advanced to the finals by beating Greensburg in the semifinals. The line-ups: West New-ton G. Llndauer, i __.....5 Abbott, f _..0 Shiftman, c Scholl, g .. Marsh, g Hula, c ...... ....1 .-..4 By United Press. HOT SPRINGS, Ark., Mar. 14.-Johnny Allen, fiery pitcher of the Cleveland Indians, derided predictions that the new pitching rule and raised stitches on the ball would benefit hurlcrs this-year. "That new rule giving pitchers an extra foot behind the rubber will still be n matter for the umpire to decide, and 1 am going right on pitching like f always did," lie said. "I car.'t see how it's going to give a pitcher extra speed, and I think it will make some of them lose momen- ·tum. "And I know darn well this new ball will not be any help to a fas't- ball pitcher. The raised 'stitches offer too much resistance, and are bound to cut down .the speed of a ball. Take a golf ball for instance. It's smooth and streamlined--that's vhere its distance comes from." Allen does 'not believe that Cleveland has. .too many temperamental ball players- to" win a pennant, as is frequently 'heard. . . "They say I'm temperamental," he explained. "Sometimes the guy they call temperamental is a guy who just hates-to.lose.. .1 like those kind of fellows myself. Temperament won't keep a team from winning." Totals .......................... ____ 16 Washington Twp. G. 1 Kotulik, f ....... ._.._' __________ .A I Coleman. f ____ _ __________ 2 Germroth, c ..... ____ . ___ ........... ..5 Brunner, g ____________ ^ -- . ........ 1 McQuaide, g ..... .......... -- ........ 1 Totals ................................... ,,. 13 Scoring by quarters: West Newton ............... . 8 9 Washington Twp ........ 8 14 Referee -- Wallace. Umpire -- Walsh. The Mount Pleasant Merchants will play host to the senior members of the greatest gridiron team in Carnegie Tech's history Wednesday night. The Tartan quintet will be composed of senior members of the football team of the past year, which reached the pinnacle o£ fame by defeating the highly touted Pitt Panthers. Such members as Carnelly, Lee, Campb'ell, Cratsley, Pyzynski and Henrion will be included on tJ;» Plaid squad. The Tartans will also have Miskevics, who not only was the captain of the 1937 football team but also a member of Tech's eastern inter-collegiate championship quintet. Combs and Loos, members of the present Tech cage team, will complete the squad. Campbell, Lee, Pyzynski and Carnelly were chosen on several All- American teams of the past season. Don "Pop" Campbell, 230 pounds of tackle from Amboy, N.- J., was the heaviest man on, the squad, and also one of the fastest. Ray Carnelly was rated as the best all-around through i"P la y er ° n toe Tech squad. Jack Lee has been rated as the,greatest fullback in Tech's history. Henry Hank" Pyzynski, despite his-lightweight, held his own with the best of them. Mel Cratsley, besides being a star end on the gridiron is also ratefl as one of the best basketball players in the east. Last year Cratsley scored 34 points against West Virginia University to hang up a new conference record. His height and agility make him a dangerous man on the floor. Despite the fact that the names of the Tartans are well known on the football field their, ability, on the basketball floor.cannot be overlooked. It will undoubtedly be one of the strongest teams that ever appeared in Mount Pleasant. Korwin F. Pts. 6 38 F. Pts. 4 12 8 13 -- 38 7 2--31 iMcnessen G Fedarko, f _.- .....3 Hughes, f .......2 Caterino, c 3 Dombroski, g ..1 Barton, g .. .- 2 Benyak, f _ ...3 F. Pts. OVERHOLT YS. LEECHBURG MT. PLEASANT vs. APOLLO OTHER GAMES--6:15 P. M. TO 11:30 F. I. A.T)3IISSr03f-- 25c and loc Totals ITorwin Mowery, f Pierce, f S tough, c Cole, g S?.oan, g G. ..2 .4 ..4 .2 ..0 8 4 9 7 5 6 11 39 F. Pts. 1 " 5 2 .10 2 10 4 -."8 1 '-4' Totals '..-.:. - ·· .12 10 34 ·Scoring by quarters: Nonvin 8 .. 7 .9 10--34 Monessen 15 6 8 11--39 Referee--Walsh. Umpire--Wallace. Budge.Beats Perry. Don Budge scored his third consecutive victory over Fred Perry in Philadelphia Monday night, defeating the Englishman in straight sets, 6-0, 6-4, 6-2. Temple Basketball Coach Dies. PHILADELPHIA, Mar. 14--James A. Usilton, 42, for 13 years basketball coach at Temple University died Monday after a heart attack. A Home Product Ask for It · By. Name OS SALE EVERYWHERE r. ."Listen tirO.ufDailj;'-"- "SPORTS PARADE" at 5:80 P. M. Over WMBS ' UniontOTrn. Cut Tire Costs More Than 50% with tires retreaded the LodL-Mold Wiay! . 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