The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on March 3, 1938 · Page 3
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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Thursday, March 3, 1938
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THURSDAY. MARCH 3, 1938. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVILLE, PA. PAGE THREE. Basketball Basketball Sporforials By JOHM H. WHORIC 1 Sports Editor GREENSBURG SITE OF CAGE MEET FRIDAY STOCK GOES UP By Jack Sards DUNBAR WILL PLAY GOKERS HERE FRIDAY : ! . «= \ .--__ _ _ ^ Locals Will End Home Slate With Section 10 Champs Before Crowd COKERS STEPPING OUT IN SWIMMING Connellsville High School has / made remarkable strides in swimming under the tutelage of Alfred R. (Rod) Barr with'the winning of the diadem in the W. P. I. A. L. in its second season of interscholastic competition. The Orange and Black came through with victories in six dual meets, among them Duqucsne thnt had captured the league crown for the past two years. This record was established notwithstanding-that the locals were forced to forfeit first and second places in the diving events, in every contest, this because the Cokcrs have no facilities lor the practicing of this phase of water competition. Coach Barr will take nine boys to Slippery Rock State Teachers College Saturday to compete in the western regional eliminations of the P. I. A. A. It is quite unusual for one school to have so many entries. Winners of "first and second places in the Slippery Rock meet will then participate in the State finals at State College. The Connelisvillc boys who will be eligible for the Slippery Rock events follow. ISO-yard mcdely relay--Colborn, Foley and KefTer. 200-yard free style relay--Beighley, Blacka, Sapolsky and Boyle. 50-yard free style--Kcfler. 100-yard r-cast stroke--Foley and Peterson. 100-yard back stroke--Colborn and Blacka. 220-yard free style--Minerd. Regardless of the outcome of the future event*, the High School splashers and their mentor have a bouquet coming their way. They are the pioneers in this sport for the Orange and Black and their performances leave nothing to be desired by local followers. White pioneers in the water program, they have acquitted themselves ,,with the agility of experienced veterans, creating another niche in the sports curriculum for the local school. Rostraver Twp. Tackles Washington in First Game. ANN UAL PLAY TO CLOSE MARCH 12 BITS HERE AND THERE The editor who osked "What of the interests of the taxpayers who support the schools in squabbles such as that in WPIAL when a flock of schools was suspended?" surely doesn't believe the decisions committee should approve deception. It has no part in any educational system . . . Tubby Allen, master of ap.- plicd football science "at Pottsville, is going to be signed for Bethlehem High to replace Leo Prendergast who is being ftred, 5 to 4, by the board three years after winning the State I championship. Allen was at Wind- · ber, Somerset county, before going to · v ^_ PottsviUe ... In the Eastern part of i r the State they make a big fuss over cagers scoring over 150 points. The j "boys here take Allic Lujack's 229 as i a matter of f a c t . . . That much publicized photo "of Max Bacr, Imitating grandma knitting, depicts him just where he should be when It comes to fis'ticufllng ... Gojd-season started at Uniontown Country Club with arrival of Bill Stacker, pro, on hand ~f to get things started ... There's still time to write Congressman J. Bucll Snyder and Chairman Robert L. Doughton of the House Ways and Means Committee in Washington to protest enactment of the proposed Attorney General Cummings' "flre- arms registration bill" . . . Johns' , town High's football season in 193} ! netted §9,635.58, the greatest profit in history. Receipts included $24,- ·" 865.52, of which $22,466.55 was from ' general admission tickets. The Jawns won six, lost two and tied two i which makes the profit sheet much more surprising. Games with Wind- · ber and Altoona each grossed over $7,000 at the gate ... A thought lor j some: "Men deceive themselves, not | others: the folly of fools is deceit"-- Prov. 14:8 . . . Paramount Juniors drew Rox Rockets for 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the junior class of the annual A. M. A., A. A. i U., basketball championships at Pittsburgh Boys Club . . . There'll .¥ be more than usual interest in the i Coker-Dunbar series as the locals ; have had a habit of spilling Leisen; ring when the latter would capture a sectional title in the W. P. I. A. L. ... Track committee of W. P. I. A. L. ^ has recommended that the constitution be amended so that the order of track and field events conform to the list and order prescribed for the annual P. I. A. A. championship ' v meet ... Bob Feller, Cleveland's sensational young pitcher, was signed while competing in a baseball tournament. The National Semi- Pro Baseball Congress, sanctioning a series ol 768 district meets the com- ; ing season, cxpectts hundreds of "Fellers" to advance to organized ' baseball in the future through tournament competition . . . Uniontown High is starting its track and field practices, preparing for a series of dual meets and the annual county program. Bites Wronff Jleat. PHILADELPHIA, Mar. 3.--William Scott's police dog sunk his teeth in the wrong meat--Scott's leg. Scott, a butcher, tried to retrieve a two-pound beefsteak the dog lifted playfully from a butcher's block in his store. Scott went to a hospital frfl- treatment. The annual Westmoreland county basketball tournament will get under way in the Grecnsburg High gymnasium at 5 o'clock, Friday, T. L. Wilson of Trafford, secretary, of the county coaches' association, announced. The will be between Rostraver Township, Section 18, W. P. I. A. L. winner, and Washington Township. This will be followed by game between Trafford and Sewickley Township highs at 5:50; Bell Township and Franklin Township will furnish the opposition at 6:50 while Avonmore and Young-.vood will finish up the first round in Class B nt 7:45 o'clock. In Ciass A Grecnsburg and Mon- esscn are scheduled to furnish the fireworks at 8:40, while the final game of the evening will bring together Norwin and Arnold at 0:35. Eight games are scheduled for Saturday, to start at 3:30 o'clock in the afternoon. The game at 3:30 will bring together the winners of the Rostraver- Washington township and Trafford- Sewickley township battles. At 4:25 South Huntingdon Township and Derry Borough, which drew byes in the first round, will meet to determine the other semi-finalist in the upper bracket of Class B. At 5:20 East Huntingdon Township and West Newton, which also drew byes in the opening round, will meet to determine one of the semi-finalists in the lower bracket of Class B. At 6:15 the winners of the Bell Township-Franklin Township and Avonmore-Youngwood will meet to determine the other semi-finalist. Class A competition will start at 7:10 when the winners of the Greens- burg-Moncssen nnd Norwin-Arnold games meet to determine one semifinalist in the upper bracket. At 8:05, Mount Pleasant nnd Derry Township, which drew byes in the first round, will meet for the other semi-finalist position. First matches will be played in the lower bracket Saturday evening, all teams drawing byes in the first round. At 0 o'clock Vandergrift and Scottdale will meet. At 9:55 Hurst and Jcannette will end hostilities for the day. Winners in the 9 and 8:55 games will be bcml-finallsts in the lower bracket of Class A, For the semi-final games March 11, the upper bracket of Class B will meet at 6 o'clock and the lower bracket at 7. In Class A semi-finalists in the upper brocket meet at 8 and in the lower bracket at 9. On March 12 the Class B flnnl game will start at 7:30 o'clock and the class A final at 8:45. Entries for League Wrestling Tourney Wiii Close March 9 WAYNESBURG. Mar. 3.--Entries for the annual WPIAL wrestling tournament, will close March 9, with the tournament being held Friday and Saturday, March 11 and 12, at the Waynesburg Armory under the auspices of Waynesburg College. Entries for the event must be in the mail not later than midnight March fi. They are to be addressed to Prof. H. A. Fisher. WPIAL wrestling chairman, in care of Frank N. Wolf at Waynesburg College. Upwards of 100 or more high school youths will participate in the two- day matt carnival. Each school will be limited to one entrant in each weight division, although two nnmes may be submitted so that alternates can represent the respective bchools. During their stay in Wuynesburg the visiting school boy athletes will bo guest's in private homes of Waynesburg residents. College athletes will act as sponsors for various visiting teams assisting them to locate their rooming quarters and contacting them as to the time they are to appear on the matt, etc. Cunningham Again Honored. NEW YORK, Mar. 3.--By winning the 1,500-meter ficture in record time and anchoring the victorious Curb Exchange A. A. 2,900-metor relay team, Glenn Cunningham won the spectator poll for the outstanding performer in the National indoor track championships, it was announced by A, A. U. headquarters Cunningham polled 12,097 points to win by 7,455 over Jimmy Herbert who broke the world record f^r 600- meters and also ran the anchor leg on N. Y. U.'s winning team in the 1,60-metcr relay. It was the thirc time Cunningham had achieved the honor, having been chosen in 193435. Local Guardsmen Beaten. Company C of Somerset took a 29 to 21 decision over Connellsville's Howitzer. Company, at Somerset. FOR, (00,000 SWA A/JrfA fU/JPtcAP to BB MARCrt 'S- Honus Wagner Resigns As High Commissioner Of Baseball Congress PITTSBURGH. Mar. 2 Honus Wagner, Pittsburgh Pirate baseball coach, today announced his resignation as high commissioner of the Niitionnl Semi-Pro Baseball Congress. The Pirates' famous former shortstop said he forwarded his resignation to Raymond Dumont, president of the Congress, at Wichita, Kans., explaining that he was withdrawing because the position required more time than he was able to devote to it. Wagner will leave Pittsburgh for San Bernardino, Calif., next Wednesday with the second squad of Pittsburgh Pirates. Somerset Defeats Windber, Rqdkwood Conquers Berlin Somerset High handed out a 31 to 23 setback to the hitherto undefeated Windber Miners in the Somerset County Class A Basketball League as the Orange moved into the playoff for the District 5, P. I. A. A. championship. Somerset blanked the Miners, 7-3, in the first period and the half ended with Somerset ahead, 13-3, but the Miners made a big push in the third round to move the score to 20-1G but there was no stopping the Orange in the last round. At the same time Rockwood scored a 29 to 21 victory over Berlin while Boswell toppled Shade Township, 34 to 23, at Cairnbrook. Woynesburg Gets Ready for Spring Sports Program WAYNE3BUHG. Mar. 3.--With the winter sports season practically concluded, Waynesburg College athletes will start preparations for spring sports campaign as soon as weather permits. As in pust years Jacket teams will be fielded in track, tennis and golf, schedules in the three .sports being arranged for at present. In addition, the football squad will also get in at least three weeks of spring drill under direction of Coach Frank N. Wolf in order that some plan may be devised for replacing the nine lettermen who completed their undergraduate competition last fall. In the feminine realm at Waynesburg the coming spring the girls will go in for archery and tennis, with the additional possibility of girls golf and rifle teams being formed. Oppose Shifting Olympic Games. NEW YORK, Mar. 3.--Strong opposition to a change in the dates of the 1D40 Olympic games in Tokyo developed in the United States today. After receipt of a cable from Avery Brundage, one of America's three representatives to next week's International Olympic Committee at Cairo, Egypt, the Amateur Athletic Union, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the Eastern Intercollegiate Athletic Association nnd many leading athletic authorities went on record opposing a shift in dates. PITT WATER STAR PITTSBURGH, Mar. . 3.--Pitt's crack swimming teams goes after its fifth straight win of the season Friday night, when it meets Temple's Owls i i the P. A. A. pool. Expected to star for the Panthers will be Walt Nowotny, crack sprinter from Eric. The Pitt junior is the Eastern 100-yard champion, and Friday's meet will be his last tuneup before he is called upon to defend his title in the Championships at Pittsburgh a week later. Amateurism Is. Just Talk, Says Pat Robinson ROBINSON 1. N. S. Sports Writer. NEW YORK, March 3.--If I live n thousand years I'll never-be able to understand the''hypocracy of the amateur rule as enforced (?) by the colleges. Louis Bordeau, captain of the University of Illinois basketball team, has been barred from further colleg- ato competition because university officials learned that he had. made a verbal agreement .to play with the Cleveland Indians after graduation and because ho knew that the ball club was sending $100 a month to his mother. This seems commercial and yet it has its elements of tragedy, for not only does it deprive the boy of chance to participate in collegiate snorts, but in many minds it brands him as if he had done something of a criminal nature. What burns me up most, is the fact that the colleges always adopt a surprise, shocking , holier-than- thou attitude when one of these cases comes to light. I say one of these cases, advisedly, for there are hundreds of them around the country today that have not been exposed. It is perfectly legitimate for n wealthy old grad to pick up some likely looking poor boy who is a great football prospect and send him through college. The old grad may Muddy Track Seems Certain Saturday for Santa Anita Race By JACK GUENTHER United Press Staft Correspondent. ARCADIA, Cal., Mar. 3.--California's usually golden skies spilled over at the edges again Wednesday night and washed away the last hope of a fast track for the fourth running of the Santa Anita handicap Saturday. Although the eight-race program was held as usual, the big green plant was drenched. Track Superintendent Herman Rod admitted that even his, mechanical salamander--a queer apparatus equipped with blow torches--would be useless now in drying the mile oval before the start of the $100,000 western classic. The chances of Seabiscuit dropped considerably, but Uvo contenders who are not considered challengers on a fast track boomed into consideration--Amor Brujo and Star Shadow. Amor Brujo, the South American love witch, has won only two races in the United States, both scored in sloppy going on the northern-California circuit. · · - Seabiscuit will sutler the hardest because he is loaded down with top weight of 130 pounds. even slip him--not his parents--$100 a week if he feels so inclined. That's great and the colleges probably extol the old grad for the interest he ta'i««s in higher education as ladled his aima mater. But if « major league ball clufc. o£ he-"wants Hurst to Play Ten Grid Games, First Sept, 17 MOUNT PLEASANT, Mar. 3.--An attractive but difficult 'program of 10 games, has been scheduled for the 1338 football season of Hurst.High of Mount Pleasant township. A fourth .Class A A opponent has been billed in Jeannettc ' which means that the boys Mnder Coach Jack (Moon) Clark will have their hands full in Johnstown, Latrobc, Greensburg and the Jay. This year only three games will be staged on the home gridiron, according to the schedule, two of which will be the highlight games of the entire season, Arnold is the first, but interest will focus upon the Dcrry Township clash on October 22 and the Mount .Pleasant- Ramsay fracas on November 5. Ramsay is a natural rival in all sports for Hurst, and Conch Ne'd Culler's, eleven defeated ,tho Hurst close 8-0 score last season, the Townshippers hoping to avenge the loss this coming fall. Two Friday afternoon games will be played by Hurst, one on October 14 at Elizabeth which team w^as beaten last year, 20-0; and the other on Armistice Day, November 11, at Scwickley Township, which eleven was played to a scoreless deadlock last season. The stymie will be something to settle this fall. - Jeannctte was last played by Hurst in 1936, and the Dcrry Township game at Hurst will be the first appearance in three seasons of the Dcrry gridders at Mount Pleasant Township field. The schedule'follows: . Sept. 17--Johnstown,' away. Sept. 24--Latrobc, away. ' Sept. 30--Greensburg, away.' Oct. 8--Arnold, home. Oct. 14--Elizabeth, away. Oct. 22--Dcrry Township, home. Oct. 29--East Huntingdon, away. Nov. 5--Mount Pleasant, home. Nov. 11--Sewickley Twp., away. Nov.' 19--Jcannette, away.' Doldemen Have.'Had Habit of Beating Leis-. e'nrihg Flag Winners.; RETURN CLASH -" : TUESDAY NIGHT Connellsville High School gymnasium will be jammed Friday night when Dunbar Township High, Section 10 champions, .meets .the Cokcrs in the season's home windup. The final game_for both schools will be played Tuesday at Leisenring. - 'Coach Bruce K. Shearer's. floor machine won the pennant in its section by turning in a string" of 10 victories marred only by two defeats. There has always been keen rivalry between the schools and the fact that the townshippcrs were the "tops" in Section 10 only tends to aggrandize that feeling. Past records reveal that other Mule quintets winning sectional gonfalons were usually bumped oft in post-season contests with'-C. H. S. Although the Leisenring passers were defeated in the first game of the .W. P. I.. A..L. eliminations, those who saw the contest readily agree that D. T. Was not performing in its usual manner. Since that game the townshippers have had a complete rest and a great battle is anticipated. Except for. 'a . recess granted Wednesday afternoon for picture taking purposes, Coach Bill Doldc has been carefully grooming his outfit. , The players have been working diligently to correct the wrinkles in their offense; and defense and arc eagerly anticipating Friday's battle. ROSTRAVER CAGERS DEFEAT CENTERVILLE, GREENSBURG LOSES Rostraver Township High moved into the second round of Class B eliminations of the W.' P. I. A. L. Wednesday night by defeating Cen- tervillc, 34 to 32, at Donora in -a hectic battle. By virtue of their triumph, the champions of Section 18 will tackle Redstone Township, winner of Section-14, Friday evening at Donora. ^ . Greensburg was eliminated in the Class A tournament by McKeesport as the Section 6 winners turned in a 34 to 25 decision at Pitt Stadium. The Westmoreland countyseaters, representing Section 9, failed to halt the speedy passing attack of the Tube City boys before 8,500 fans. ' . Caslleman Gets Ultimatum. BATON ROUGE, La., Mar. 3.-- picks up a young lad who Is eager to get nnd helps the boy's family, the'ball club.isjjrand. cd as.something despicable. - " T - Tho" colleges must'' insist "-on the' appearance of virtue. They don't care what goes on so long as it is not uncovered. If they were sincere in their hypocritical attitude* on simon-pure athletics 'they could uncover scores of boys who are having their way paid through college because of their athletic ability. Amateurism? There ain't no such thing. · · to stay in the good graces of the club." Castleman has been-reluctant to report for training since he had been- operated on for a back, ailment. , But Terry received a letter-from Dr. J. Spencer Speed, Memphis surgeon who treated Castleman, which said that training activities would not hamper the youthful pitcher's chances of recovery. January Bounty Payments. During January:the State Game Commission paid $11,110.50 in bounties on 76 grent-horned owls. 1,825 gray foxes, 16 goshawks and 6,453 wensles. Takes you back to the good old days! Somerset County Floor Tournament To Begin Tuesday SOMERSET, · Mar. 3.--Somerset county.high school basketball tournament will bo held at the Berlin- Brothersvallcy gymnasium, it was announced by Principal W. E. Griffith of Somerset High and chairman of District No. 5, P. I. A. A. . The opening games will be staged Tuesday, March 8, and the championship tilt is listed for Thursday, March 10. The three-leading clubs of the Class A division of the county league and the winner of Class B title will compete in the toumpment. Windber and Somerset have assured themselves of places in the meet while Shade Township and Boswell are fighting it out for the third position from Class A while Somerset Township High of Fricdons captured Class B honors. Winner of the" tournament will meet the Tussey Mountain League champion Saturday, March 12, at Bedford for the District No. 5 crown and the right to participate in the P. I. A. A. eliminations. Called Stubborn Holdouts. TAMPA, Fiji., Mar. 3.--General Manager Warren Giles of the Cincinnati Reds announced 'today that he considered Pitcher Paul Derringer, and Catcher Ernie Lombardi the team's most stubborn holdouts.

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