Page 8 article text (OCR)
PAGE BIGHT. THE DATT,Y COURIER. CONNTSLLSVIL-LE. PA. THURSDAY, MARCH .16, 1830. Boxing THE SPORTING WORLD Basketball MORE EXCITING GAMES MARK CITY TOURNAMENT QPORTORIAtc ^J By JOHN H. WHbaiG. Sports Editor ^ MOKE GIUEF THIS ^EAR FOR "IHS HONOR, THE UMP" There are two changes in the baseball rules this year but the lun will come- when the umpires try. to enforce them'. The pop bottle targets will be the victims of some more -howling in trying to interpret the pitching and deliberate fly dropping rules. The two points in question aren't very big.but they surely wi cause many a squabble on the dia- BITS HERE AND THERE Frank Korch, Â· ace expert on the Collyer's Eye staff, was one ol the first scribes to call the turn on Jock Sutherland's departure from Pitt. On November 26, the day ol the Pitt- Duke game, Frank said: "This was Pittsburgh's last game as a great football power and Jock Sutherland will ill definitely quit as head coach within six or seven weeks." . . If the Cin- mond and we all know that there's too much ot that going on right now. The first ot the two changes is a substitute for the first two sections of j -Rule 27 which reads: ... "Preliminary - toy;: pitching, ; the j Â·pitcher shall take his position facing -the batsmen with'both feet squarely on. '.he ground but with his. Erst foot on or in front and in contact with the pitcher's plate; his 'other foot may 'be directly behind, or in front of "(but not on the side of) the pitcher's plate. In the act of delivering the ball to the batsmen, he must keep one foot in contact with" the pitcher's plate defined in Rule 9. The pitcher shall Jiot raise either foot until in the act of delivering the ball to the Batsman or in. throwing to a base;" nor shall he make more than one step in such delivery."- - -Â·-- After you've read this-about-four or five times, you're still wondering what the wordage is all about. For illustrative purposes, we'll say your a right hand pitcher, getting ready to flre one in. Put your right or pivot foot flat on some-part of the rubber. Now put your left foot flat on the ground as far back of the rubber as you like. Now go ahead and make your windup and pitch. That's all there's to it. Some veterans believe this is the same as giving the hurler the right to take three steps. It is supposed to help the pitcher and should for if he can't put everything he has on. the ball with that extra impetus, he doesn't belong on the knoll, ; they .'say. But the umpire's rub comes in on ; the shift and he's got to' keep his eyes peeled for the pitcher is not allowed to put one foot on the rubber, step back xvith .the other foot and then pitch. He must have both feet 1 resting securely on the ground before pitching. In other words, he Â·; must come to a pause after putting his foot back, on the order of the . football shift. The other change in the rules i: Designed to stop outfielders from trying to pull trick double plays. An .Â·' addition to Section 2 of Rule 49 - reads: "If before two are out while firsl Â«nd second'or first, second and third Â·_- oases are' occupied, an outfielder the judgment of the umpire intentionally drops a fly ball or a line . hive, the umpire shall immediately rule the ball has been caught." This rule is intended to keep an outfielder from taking a fly ball ches' high, carry it almost to the grounc and then'drop it. This is taboo but there's still the business of trapping a oall by an outfielder who has the ikill to gel? away with it. To trap a By, the outfielder gets close to the sail and then making a quick recovery. The biggest danger in this is a bad hop in which case the outfielder . will become a goat. ~ What makes the thing 'so com.- plicated is the word "intentionally 1 :-'Â· which can cause all kinds of an-argu- .' mcnt but' the rule makers tried to - 5--.VC the day by adding "in the judg- ~ tnent of the umpire." Under the set- Â· : up, we believe that before his "honor --the ump calls one;under..the rule i ;" will have to be very obvious that i -' was a deliberate. Even at that - there'll be plenty oÂ£ fireworks. cinnati Reds' keystone combination comes through, the experts say, the Ohio entry will haul down the 1939 National League flag. . . Canada has von the world's amateur hockey hampionship three straight years. . . Var Admiral's next start probably vill be in the Excelsior Handicap at amaica May 6. . . Basketball teams carrying the colors of the Purdue Boilermakers have won or shared in he Big Ten championships 12 times iince the inauguration of the sport in a conference basis in 190G. . . Fudge Landis may soon make a move o curb the major league's holdout revolt. s Get Real Scare When Team Shows Strength Dan Parker, New York leard all about them. 2ye rates Billy Conn of ilirror., sez: "Most race tips. are so exclusive, that by post-time even the ads in the deaf mute school have . Collyer's Pittsburgh as the world's top light heavy with John Henry Lewis second and Al ainor third. . . Helen Wills Moody, ri*et star, is writing a mystery book with her sport as a background. . . 1's a good gu;ss that Marshall Goldberg, Hal Stebbins and Bill Daddio nil will sign with the Chicago Cardinals. . . The death of Jimmy LJsilton, Temple basketball coach the past 13 years, is sadly regretted by lis many friends in this sector of the sports sphere. During his career at Temple, his teams won 203 games and lost 79 for an average of .720. . . Bob Strimmer, Parkersburg High basketball coach, may move to Thiel College soon providing reports are true that a change is being planned there. . . It is rumored that Jock Sutherland may be on the staff of instructors for the annual football coaching school at West Virginia University this summer. If you .. - MANY CHANGES MADE IN ~ SOFTBAU, BULES Â·,,- C. E. Brewer, chairman of the '; joint rules committee on Softball . has announced the following changes ' in the rules of the game of Softball,' ';maIe at the annual fall meeting of -"the group in Chicago: ~ 1. The pitcher must release the j_ball at the same time he takes his ^forward step. This prohibits the ^pitcher from making a preliminary -windup before releasing, the ball. ;: 2. Runs may be scored-on a wild ::pitch, a passed'ball by the catcher or rthe throwback to the pitcher. ~ 3. Masks must be worn by all "catchers and- female catchers must :%vear a light chest protector. '-Â· 4. The uniform and accessories ""of the pitcher must be of a solid dark 'color. Â· ~ 5. A bunted fly ball is not an in- "fleld fly. . Â· - 6. If a base runner is called out ..for leaving his base too soon, the ;play on any preceding runner is not .".affected. This change was made in order not to destroy the force-out Play. Â· i 7. All tie or draw games must be Â· replaced from the beginning but I players will receive credit for hits i or fielding plays in their batting and \ fielding averages. ' want Bob Feller and Cliff Heath the Indians will-seel 'em for $200,000 mebbe. . . Duquesne University topped the Smoky City cagers this winter with 14 wins in 18 starts. Tech won 11 in 19 games and Pitt 10 in 18. Waynesburg finished with 17 wins and five reverses and Wash- Jeft turned in 14 victories against five defeats. Villanova registered 19 wins in 23 starts for the best mark scored by a" major quintet. Penn State won 13, lost 10; Temple had 10 wins, 12 defeats; St. Vincent nine wins, eight defeats; California's Vul- cans won six, lost 11, and Geneva, the team that snapped Waynesburg's 12-garne winning streak, finished far down the list with five wins, 15 defeats. . . Babe Ruth has turned down an offer of $25,000 per year to referee wrestling bouts. . , Joe Medwick received 20 grand last year, is asking for 25 at the moment and the Cards have offered only 15. . . A fish hospital is to be established at Seattle, Wash., by the U. S. Department of Commerce. Ailing fish will be studied to obtain cures for various diseases and thereby benefit both cornmercia] and sport fishermen."-.-. Havey Boyle pens: "The wrestling public is the most curious of any fan group in the country. They are.composed of fan; who are certain the whole -thing is a fake; of another section which doesn'l care whether it is a fake or not, and a section which does not think it-is a fake. C .'Steve Chepko, Mountaineei star, must remain in the hospital several weeks. He .suffered a fractured vertebra in Saturday night's scrap with the -Pitt Panthers. Sammy Puglia and Captain Paul -Miller of the West Virginia mitt team will be unable to compete in the EIC tournament this week-end. . . Dyke Raese, West .Virginia, floor mentor names George Washington as the bos' ball. club the Mountaineers played this winter. . . The Yanks are drawing more customers at St. Petersburg .than the . St. Louis Browns pull mid-season. . . A bill has .been introduced in the Michigan legislature which would create a five-man state athletic board of control having complete ".jurisdiction over boxing arid wrestling. If adopted the stage will Local Favorites Held to One-Point Advantage During First Half. HOWITZERS TAKE SEVERE LACING Berlin Ex-High threw a scare into the Casey fans at the ' Armory Wednesday night by holding the local favorites to a 15 to 1-1 first hair score. The second half, however, eased the tension of the tournament fans as the Cascys turned on the power to chalk up a hard fought 45 to 25 victory. The visitors presented a fine ball club making an interesting game of it at all times. Freddie Miller and Blasey head-lined the Caseys ploy while the four Zimmerman brothers featured for Berlin. The final fray of the six game program gave all ot the senior teams something to worry about, for in the ightcap the Morgantown Coca-Colas doused the local Howitzers, 65 to 21. The product they were advertising uses the slogan "The Pause That Refreshes,' but there was no pause for anything in their smooth flawless play. They just poured it on throughout the game despite the courageous fight the losers put up to stem the barrage of field goals. Fans are now wondering how the Mountaineers will look against the Caseys or Overholt. Ruch and Baric were the scoring stars for the winners while "Bud" Henry, former Conncllsville High School star, played a fine defensive game. Rosensteel and Vanorsdale featured for the Howitzers. The only lightweight class game ot the night was won by the Mount Pleasant Liun Club over the Laurel Hill CCC Camp of Rockwood, 32 to 29. The game was close and hard fought from whistle to whistle. The crowd rooted lustily for the CCC boys and particularly for their tall lanky center, Hall, who pleased the fans with his languid movements and long shots. The three junior games produced plenty of action and sensational shooting. The Donora Herald-Americans by their business-like 60 to 17 defeat of the Hockwood Torpedoes established themselves as a threat to the tourney junior favorites. Such pony expresses as the Swissvale Merchants, Jeannette Shearers and Nemacolin Indians will find it necessary to watch the Donora menace. Vavrek and Alcott paced Donora while Love played a fine game for Rockwood. Pleasant Level Dairy looked impressive defeating the fast- moving Sewicklny Township Juniors, 32 to 26. Hasson and Kontra were the handy men for the "milkmen" and Smith and Kovel starred for the losers. The opening game of the card between the Perry Commodores and Myers Confectionary of Uniontown was won by Perry, 38 to 23. Both teams started at a fast clip but the "Bon-Bons" lost their "shooting" eye in the second half. Wilkie and Blair for the winners and Rodgers for the losers were the stars. A much larger crowd enjoyed the six splendid games Wednesday night. The. time schedule was maintained throughout the six-game program without, delays, and with the final :game completed ahead of schedule. The line-ups:. Uniontown Myers G. F. Pts. Â·Brown, f -- 1 0 2 Belmont, f -- J. 3 0 Woods, c .' '.....'. 1 0 Rodgers, g . 4 2 De Pero, g ...':Â·. 1 0 Thompson, g -- 0 1 Newman, 17 Totals 6 5 Non-scoring substitute--Miller. Donora G. F. Pts. Vavrek, f _ -- 7 Alcott, f _ ~ 7 Bonell, c - -- -. 3 Ludwig, g - 5 Bettenilli, g 1 Greco, g ...- - - 1 Frye, f 4 0 0 0 I 2 1 0 Totals - 28 4 60 Scoring by quarters: Rockwood 1 5 10 0--17 Donora .' 16 9 18 17--60 Referee--Logan. Umpire--Hyatt. Cascys Schrum, / W. Miller, Â£ ...... F. Miller, c _.. Blssey, g Jones, g Quinn, f; Brown, g Totals Berlin Ex-High Bennett, f H. Zimmerman, f R. Zimmerman, c -W. Zimmerman, g .... Hay, g - B. Zimmerman, g -- G. 1 2 8 4 3 0 2 20 G. 2 ..,,. 3 1 3 0 1 F. 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 5 F. 0 0 2 2 0 1 Pts.' 2 4 19 S 0 45 Pts. 4 25 TOURNEY GAMES TONIGHT Lightweight Class. Greensburg Peters Packing Company vs. Bakers Garage, 7:00. Axletoil Paramount Theatres vs. Ex-High, 7:43. Junior Class. Franks Dairy Bar vs. Swissvale Merchants, 11:00. Senior Class. Spishak-Caseys vs. Grcensburg Walworth, 8:30. Overholt Turns On Heat to Whip Charleroi Team Putting on a display oÂ£ power in the last half Overholt All Stars swamped Charleroi Alumni in a game at Scottdale Armory by a 46-30 score. Bill Foltz and Fred Cartwright led the victors' attack, caging 16 and 14 points respectively. In the preliminary game the Overholt Girls were edged out in the final quarter by the Smock lassies when they failed to tally a single point. Rusnock scored all Smock's points, sinking five field goals and one foul. G. 2 6 ....... 7 0 2 1 Totals ! ....- 10 Scoring by quarters: Cascys - 7 8 20 10--45 Berlin Ex-High 7 7 6 5--25 Referee--Rude. Umpire--McClure. Scwicklej- Smith, Â£ Batisi, f Kavel, c Arch, Â· Borosky, g -- Bednarcz, f Rodibaugh, g Totals ..... Pleasant Level Herchko, f Hasson, c Pavolsky, f Kontra, g ,, Benko, g G. ____ 4 0 3 12 G. 1 7 1 4 F. 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 F. 2 1 2 0 1 Pts. 9 0 7 2 2 26 Pts. 4 15 4 8 1 Totals 13 6 32 Non-scoring substitutes--DeBolt, Sansone. Sewickley ....:. 7 4 10 5--26 Pleasant Level ...... 5 9 9 9--32 Heferee--Logan. Umpire--Hyatt. Morffantown, W. Va. G. Ruch, f 9 Smittle, f _... Baric, Hicks, g Henry, g Totals . 31 Howitzer Company G. Rosensteel, f .._ 3 Kolick, f 1 Vanorsdal-, c _-~. ,,.. 2 Coligan, g 2 Barrett, g 1 Pts. 20 11 20 10 6 67 Pts. 7 2 5 21 The line-ups: Overholt G. F. Pts. Joe Tulley, f ... Cartwdght, Â£ JFoIlz, c Mons City Alumni vs. Overholt All i McCormick, g Stars, 9:15. | Â£?" f Swissvale Independent vs. Mount: Â· Kmglel Â· Pleasant Merchants, 10:00. i ' Totals Non-scoring substitutes -- Brooks, Sager, Jim Tulley, Collins, Sproat, Bayha. Charleroi G. F. Pis. Conell, Â£ Waggoner, i Trembly, o INTERESTING GAMES LISTED FOR TONIGHT The tournament program at the Armory tonight calls for three star- studded senior games along with two lightweight and one junior clash. The first senior game is carded for 8:30 o'clock and will mark the tourney bow oÂ£ the Walworth Valve-vites of Greensburg opposing the local Spishak-Caseys. This potential thriller will be followed at 9:15 by the Overholt-Mons City Alumni encounter. Mons City, paced by the veteran star Harry Johnson oÂ£ last year's Pizzicas Club, will also be making their first tourney appearance. Overholt qualified for this encounter by defeating the Leechburg Furns Tuesday night in a first round game, 64 to 40. The third senior game scheduled for 10 o'clock will introduce still 18 10 46 Reeves, g -. W. Waggoner, g Hager, g G. ......... 3 _ 3 4 2 2 0 Totals - - 14 Non-scoring substitutes--Landrin, Costanz. score by quarters: Overholt 6 6 19 15--46 Charleroi ...10 4 3,.8--30 Referee--Gordon. Overholt Girls G. F. Fts. Lardin, f 0 0 C M . Martin, I 6 1 2 4 Guldenshuh, c 1 0 S. Martin, g 1 0 Boyer, g _...L 0 0 another tourney first-nighter. This | Rusnock, g Totals Non-scoring substitute--Desmone. Smock Rusnock, f Keefe, f Dullinger, SCOTTDALE LOSES TWO D R I B B L E R S Nine Lettermen Will Return to Blue and White Grid Squad. MANY OF BOYS ARE REGULARS Scottdale particu- quintet, the Swissvale Independents, is recognized as one of the best clubs in the Pittsburgh area, and will be opposed by the towering Mount Pleasant Merchants fresh from then? Tuesday night 40 to 31 triumph over the snappy Apollo Fums. The opening game at 7 o'clock will feature last year's tournament favorites, in. the junior class, the Greensburg Peters Packing Company. This year the Packers are playing in the lightweight bracket and will present the same smooth passing, high scoring five that captivated the crowds last year. This splendid team, has just received new uniforms which will be worn in tonight's game for the first time. They will meet the local Baker Garage men who Tuesday night set back Scottdale Clover Farm 30 to 27. The second game tonight will offer the Paramount Theatres also playing their first tourney engagement and a very good Axleton Ex-High squad. This will be a lightweight division game. The lone junior joust will bring back the high scoring Swissvale Merchants, junior clas favorites, playing Frank's Dairy Bar. Patterson, g G. , 5 -0 . 0 0 . 0 F. Pts. 1 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Basketball outlook for High School next year is larly bright as Coach William . Lohr loses only two regulars from his starting quintet. These two boys, Zearley and Ross, Â·will be missed but the Mill Town mentor has five promising youngsters coming up irom the junior varsity and this wealth oÂ£ material is expected to make the Scots a real contender for next year's pharnpionship. Based on its showing the Â· past season it is believed Scottdale had the strongest starting five in Section 9. However, substitutes proved an important factor in winning the gonfalon and this was one department in which the Millers were woefully weak. Considering that Scottdale has'no basketball floor in .the school building and that none of its athletes get any practice except during the basketball season, the ability of the players is a high tribute to. their own efforts and the work done by their coach. The football set-up for, next season is equally good. Although 12 lettermen were lost by graduation, nine will be back to form the nucleus .for one oÂ£ the strongest teams the Blue and White has had in recent years. Groce, colored ace, Booterbaugh and Lowstetter, all veterans who showed more than ordinary ability, will be available for backfield .duty while Paul Akers, Robbins, Carmen Disanto, Harris, Nutter and Puglio will give the Scottdale pilot a .strong line. . . '.. Totals 9 Scoring by quarters: Morgantown 8 20 16 21--67 Howitzer Company Referee--McClure. Umpire--Rude. 4 7' 2 8--21 Totals Perry High School Lerency, f : Blair, f Wilkie, c ...-.....-..._ 10 G. 2 5 7 Statzula, g ..._:_ _:.;... 0 . Beck, Tota:s Non-scoring 17 2 10 2 1 23 Pts. 4 10 16 1 7 38 be set for. reinstatement of Michigan j in the National Boxing Association, i Serinko. Scoring by quarters: Uniontown 8 9 Perry High School ...!.'8 13 substitutes--M a 11 y, Kainbow League Results. The Blue won two of three games from the Yellow while the Red swept its three games with the Green Wednesday night in games rolled in the Rainbow League at the West Penn alleys. Evelyn Phillips, rolled the highest individual Â«*arne with ,.a score of 143 and turned in the most pins for three games with 393. 5 1--23 6 11--38 Referee--Hyatt. Umpire--Logan. Rockwood Love, f -,,... R. Nick, f ..._.........._ 1 ' Hocking, c _ -- 0. G. -Nick, g 0 F. 1 1 3 0 Pts. 11 3 3 0 Johnny's Appendix "Acts Up." 'Â· TAMPA, Fla., Mar. 16.--Johnny j Vander Meer, star right-handed j pitcher of the Cincinnati Reds, was found to be suffering from a slightly inflamed appendix today after entering St. Joseph's Hospital for a complete physical 'check-up. , Undergoes Operation. Gus Hemp oÂ£ Scottdale underwent an operation Monday at the Uniontown Hospital. 10,000 MILE TREAD GUARANTEE! Recapped Tires j At One-Half the Cost of New Tires. Let Us Tell You About It! Oppermann's Supreme Service Oip. West I'onu Termiual. 1'lioue 1232. Mount Pleasant Anderson, t Freed, f ..Â·,, Rutkosky, f Queer, c Pfrogner, g Lanzino, g Totals .... Laurel Hill CCC Lasko, 1 Tarlasky, f Hajl, c Irvin, g G. .-- 1 .... 1 ..... 6 .... 2 .... 0 __ 3 Pts. 4 2 13 4 0 Borican Sets New Indoor Track Marks HANOVER, N. H., Mar. 16.-Johnny Borican, lanky Negro speedster from Elberon, N. J., saved Dartmouth's record carnival from complete failure last night when he cracked the world 'indoor marks for 800 meters and 880 yards. McCready, g 2 0 Totals 13 3 Scoring by quarters: Mount Pleasant 6 6 8 12--32 Laurel Hill C C C ._.. 9 3 6 11--2: Referee--Logan. Umpire--Hyatt. Totals _! __... 5 1 Score by quarters: Overholt ! ...3 2 Smock .....2 0 Referee--Collins. 11 0-- 8 4--11 PRINTERS WIN SECOND HALF DUCKS TITLE The Printers swept three straight from the.Pressmen Tuesday night at West Penn alleys to decide the second half championship .of..the City Industrial Bowling League. The Printers were out in full strength, the league rules permitting seven men to loll and counting the five highest, and in addition were plenty "hot." Five of the seven were well over the 400 pin total for three games while the other two turned in creditable scores. The Pressmen, rated as one of the strongest teams in the loop, were unable to get its sharpshooters to hit consistently and consequently not one member rolled a 400 pin total. Paul Driscoll came the closest, totalling 399. A roll-off between the Carriers, winners of the first half, and the Printers, has been arranged for next Tuesday night. The championship match will be the best out of five games. A Home Product ik for It y Name OX SALE EVERYWHERE listen to Our Daily "SPORTS PARADE" at 5:30 P. 3T. Oier TVMBS . Uniontown. Come, Look and See Our Big StocTc of Late Model Used Cars We have the car you .ivant in the price c.Inss you can afford to Iniy. Below we list just a few of our stock of cars to show you how low in price they arc today: 1031 Chery 4 Passenger Coupe, only $ 05.00 19SI Ford Siort Roadster, only 45.00 1981 Plymouth Coupe, a yery ffood buy 95.00 lO.'ll Hodge 1Â». H. Four .Door Sedan, only 125.00 1983 Terraplane 4 Door Sedan, only 125.00 1935 Ford Coupe, priced to sell at - - 195.00 193G Ford Delnx Coach with Trunk ,,. 295,00 1937 Plymouth 2 Boor Sedan, only 395.00 And 70 Other Lute Model Used Cars Priced From $50.00 to $050.00. This Week-Our Special Service Bargain For Only $2.95 We Will Clean Carbon, Tune-up Tour Kolor and Cheek the Car Completely--Come in and Sec Us. ENANY MOTOR SALES ALBERT EXAM'', Oivuer. Phone 202. 703 "\Yest Crawford- Aye. and 201 East Crawford Avc." E A S Y WAY You doc'c hare to risk the costly dangers of smooch, worn tires any longer. Come ia today and equip your car with a set of the new Firestone Champion Tires -- the safety sensation of 1939 I The new Firestone Safety-Lock cord and improved process of Gum-Dipping provides amazingly greater strength to the cord body. The new Gear-Grip treaH with more than 3,000 sharp edged safcrf angles, grips the road for quicker, sure stops and gives longer non-skid mileage. The small down payment, attd low easy weekly terms of Â« Firestone Budget Plan account lets yoa put these sensational new Champion tires on your car today, and you pay as von ridi Â£1 rest one CHAMPION TIRES . ^ the / " T f NEW SAFETY-LOeK !s ' " ~ i - v a r n f the " , f \ NEW GEAR-GRIP; ^*x '*' TREAD;/ Â·,,! Lfnen to Ttf Voiet *f Pfrt3Â»fÂ»t Â»i* JOebtrt! Croolt, Martrtt Sbedu and Alfred W*ii*Â»ff^Me*4*y ****** over tfatiomride ft. B. C Rc2 ffetuvrt. LattH to Ti* FtratOM VÂ»ia Â·/ 72* Firm--Everett Mitchell mttrvitun f*rm*rs tacit HM! Jmrimt * Â«*Â·* **"Â·Â· Set hc*l paper far staiiom tad ircstonc AUTO SUPPLY AND SERVICE STORES 122 West Apple Street Phone 21 Pill De-Emphasizes Basketball; Too PITTSBURGH, Mar.. 16.--Basketball Coach Dr. Carlson tried;a .plan '. at Pitt this season under:which basketball players practiced only one and one-half hours daily with one : 1 complete day oÂ£ rest each -week. The Â· cagers - formerly practiced two or more hours daily without a rest day. Carlson believes the -plan worked for the-best giving the boys more A; time to devote to school wqrk. : and "Â· keeping them Irom going stale.