The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on March 20, 1939 · Page 7
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The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 7

Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Monday, March 20, 1939
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-MONDAY, MARCH 20, 1933. THE D A i T , Y C O t T R T E R fONNELLSVrU.E. PA. PAGE SEVEN. Boxing Basketball * * ¥ * * * * * * * # * Basketball Tournament Will End Tonight at SPORTORIALS Vs^ By JOHN H. WHOR.'C, Sports Editor ^/ BASEBAH BITS Mike Flaherty, former -player, manager and umpire, has been named trainer of the Akron, Ohio, entry in the Middle Atlantic League. The Irishman "was manager ol the Scottdale team when New York Yankees held a working agreement with the milleis. Mike did the catching. Among his pitchers were Johnny (then called McNamara) Murphy, now the lifesaver o£ New York Yankee slab corps, and Butch Sandusky, who is lorking in The Courier's ad alley. Flaherty broke nto organized baseball as a catcher vith Northampton and Vfilkes-Barre j n 1910. . . Although they are not I n accord with the idea, the baseball' vriters of the American Association ·escinded a former action In refusing to go along with the major leagues on the sacrifice fly rule. They went along only to make the scoring uniform. . . Bob Feller oJ Cleveland doesn't share the view ol others that he'll mow 'em down in night baseball. The Tribe plans to use Feller's fast ball in as many night games as possible, hoping that he'll be able to lire his pitches past the batsmen. . . Gene Hasson has gone South to join the Montreal, Canada, club but reports indicate he'll have to step out in high gear to get in to the starting lineup as advance data doesn't include him among the first nine. Hasson, however, is down to fighting weight and should be able to make first base on any man's ball club. He told us he's going to tend to his knittin' like nobody's husiness because he's bent on gettim; back into the big time. , , Ernie Orsatti, former Cardinal outfielder who voluntarily retired from the game to go into movie work, has applied for reinstatement. Hollywood ol the Pacific Coast League would like to have him in tow. . . Although he recently observed his 39th anniversary, Bob Grove of the Red Sox says his work this season will make him a boy o£ 29. . . Must be like old home week in the bush leagues for some of the former Mid-Atlantic boys now with Brooklyn. They include Jimmy Winford and Bill Crouch, formerly of Scottdale, and Vito Tamulis, formerly of Cumberland, all pitchers^ . . Information from training camp indicates Pie Trayaor isn't planning on having Paul Waner in the Pirate lineup, probably believing his loss of one pennant because of an individual weakness is enough. Pittsburgh needs a first baseman and an outfielder. . . And while we're on the subject ol baseball, we think its high time that the boys in this section get busy on the Fay-West League. No use waiting until the last minute to start planning foi it. . . Another baseball movie will be shown at the Y. M. C. A. Monday night, March 27. Florida Gets Tourney. The 1939 Ryder Cup matches will be played at Ponte Verda Beach near Jacksonville, la. SAM SIMONS Tailor Announces the Opening of His Tailoring Cleaning STOKE 170 W.Crawford Avenue Sclunitz Bldft., Formerly Occupied by LaKue Nut Candy Shop. _ Cash Carry Prices for Cleaning nnd Pressing Men's Suits 59c Men's Topcoats 59c Men's Hats ..... 40c Men's Trousers 40c Ladies' Plain Dresses . 59c Ladies' Suits 59c Ladies' Plain Coats 59c Ladies' Skirts 40c WE DO ALTERING AND REPAIRING OF ALL Union Shop and AH Garments insured ODE CLEAN IXG IS BETTER: Tailor-made Clothes Fit Better and Look Better. We make them any style, any style pockets and any size bottoms. Satisfaction Guaranteed ,== up In the Schmitz Bldg., Near the City tin" BITS HERE AND THERE West Virginia's legislature adopted a bill designed to remove objections to paying off the floating athletic debt o£ West Virginia University, said to total around 5130,000. The legislature passed such a bill in 1937 but the state auditor wouldn't honor the j warrants on constitutional grounds and the now measure was to remvoc the objections . . . St. Louis Browns, operators of a larm at Johnstown, transferred 1he Middle Atlantic r jague franchise to Youngstown, Ohio, whereupon the Johnstown Democrat sports editor penned: "So the St. Louis Browns have pulled out of Johnstown Maybe it's all for the best. It '.s a lot better for all concerned that the Browns pull out now rather than stay in town, furnish another tail-ender and be run out of town before the season is hall over" . . . Hughey McCSoskey, veteran umpire, says that when a £an pays an admission to a ball park he's entitled | to four things--the right to cheer or razz the home team, to razz the visiting team, to ride the umpires and to censure the management for whatever he thinks it needs censure . . . Golfers on Edinburgh (Scotland) municipal courses who lend clubs to each other during a game are liable to a fine of $10 or a term of imprisonment . . . The average milk cow can te fed for a year on approximately 20 tusheis of corn, two tons of hay (or one ton o£ hay and two of ensilage), five bushels of oats and two acres of pasture . . . William Abbott, former sports editor of the New York Evening World and Buffalo Times and a pionepr in pro football, has succeeded Ned Irish as publicity director of the National Football League's service bureau . . . A sports writer who saw the St. Louis Cardinals in training claims the boys are learning how to be serious. He must be pining lor the good old days when the Gas House Gang, en masse, would dare to pick on one guy and rnob him. Evidently they miss Dizzy Dean who could hit pretty hard when he clutched a piar of spiked shoes and the entire Cardinal team held their victim so he couldn't strike back . . . University of Minnesota has been awarded the National Collegiate Athletic Association's track and field championships for 1940 . . . President Roosevelt has formally designated this week as Wild Life Week, giving recognition to the values of the natural r'-ources of the country . . . Boys are leaving CCC camps weighing 10 pounds more than when they went in ... Bob (Rube) Stark has been reelcctod captain ol Carnegie Tech's basketball team for next season. He is the first floor pilot to serve two straight years since George Nease was chosen m 1828 and 1929. FIVE TITLE FIGHTS Five boxing championships \vill be put on the table this spring, a heavy billing for fistic followers the county over. John Henry Lewis is booked to defend his light heavyweight crown against Dave Clark on March 31 while the same night Henry Armstrong is programmed to risk his welter title against Davey Day. On April 2 Champion Sixta Escobar takes on K. O. Morgan in a bantam diadem title. The Joe Louis- Jack Roper heavyweight pennant rumpus is listed lor April 17 in Los Angeles and the following night Joey Archibald and Leo Hodak will fight it out for the featherweight toga. CITY WPA HORSESHOE LEAGUE Vf. L. Pet. West Side 28 4 ,875 South Side 19 13 .593 East Park ....12 20 .375 North End 5 27 .150 Game tonight--North End vs. West Side. Game Tuesday evening--Dawson Horsashoe Club vs. Recreation Center Horseshoe Club. Game Friday evening--East Park vs. South Side. T* US i* t \ I B Tie Wsth Herron NEMACOLIN IN FINALS, WINS TWICE Two Clubs Make Best Time of Season in Scoring Ppints. ORANGE, BLACK ENDS SEASON Excellent showings were made by Connellsville's serior and junior high swimming teams in the ninth annual Carnegie Tech interscholastic swimming relay championships at the Tartan pool In Pittsburgh Saturday. The Coker Varsity outfit, came thiough with second place by scoring 10 points while the Junior High tied for runner-up honors with five points, j The Orange and Black Varsity' captuied a first, a second and a third for its 10 points while being runnei- up to McKmley High of Canton, Ohio, with 18 points. The winning school had ended Its state program by being crowned Ohio co-champions with Freemont. Fourteen schools participated in the senior relay. third place was Strong Vincent of Erie, which had finished ahead of the Cokerb in the western regionals and the P. I. A. A. finals, with seven points. Carnek hod f6ur, Westinghouse two and Clairton, Duquesne, Taylor Allderdice and Schcnley one each while Greens- | burg, South Hills, Langley, Fifth Avenue and South didn't score. j Twelve schools were entered in the i junior meet. Herron Hill Junior of ] Pittsburgh was first with 18 points while Connellsville tied with Baxter for runner-up honors with five points each. Trailing v,erc Canick nnd Arsenal with four each, Langiey three, Fifth Avenue and Latimer two and Westinghouse one. Gladstone, Allderdice and South didn't scoie. As the Cokers tool; third in the 200 free event, the- quartet in which Frazier replaced Laugherty turned in the year's fastest time of 1:45.1 as the winners came through with a record time. The Orange and Black badcstrokers nosed out the Ohio team by a shade in a hectic race that saw Strong Vincent take third. The boys turned in the fast time of 2:0(i. The 150 medley trio chalked up a time of 1:29 Hat in winning second place against McKmley, making its best recotd of the season. The 200 breast strokers didn't qualify as the quartet was entered in the some heat as McKinley, Carnclc and Westmghouse who finished m that order in the finals. At that the locals were but a shade behind the third place club. Coach Red Barr entered three teams in the junior competition and the boys turned in a fine performance. Second place was taken by a quartet in the 100 backstroke, the contestants including Cartwright, Rush and Coughenour, freshmen, and Mortimer, a seventh grader. The yearlings had been in the aeme event last year, taking fourth position Rush, Coughenour and Dwire (an eighth grader) annexed third in the 75 medley while the free styleis, Continued on Page Eight. Homestead Wins Over Boswell in Floor Tourney Homestead had no trouble crushing Boswell of Somerset county in the P. I. A, A. basketball Uons in Pitt Stadium Saturday, taking a 43 to 13 decision. The W. P. I. A. L. champions from division 7 gained the light to take on Erie Academy of District 10 in the western regional finals Tuesday n.ght in P,ttsbuigh. Boswell, which had defeated Somerset in the District 5 plaoff, gained a bye in the first round while Homestead disposed of Conemaugh (District 6) in a previous tilt. St. Marys, which had beaten Allderdice, bowed to Erie Academy. Also booked for Tuesday night will be Lower Merion oj District 1 and Berwick of District 2 for tiie eastern regional crown, the winner to take on the Pitt Stadium winner for the State pennant. The Nemacolin Indians qualified for the final in the junior division of the Connellsvtlle gold medal basketball tourney by annexing two impressive victories at the Armory Saturday afternoon. They first defeated the Pleasant Level Dairy, 41 to 29, and an hour later took over the stiong Jeannette Shearers, 48 to 30. The Greene county quintet will play the winner of the Swissvale Merchants-Donora Herald-American game tonight at 10 o'clock at the Armory. Nemacolin played a brilliant bland of ball in winning its semi-final round games. It was cool and careful on both offense and defense, never allowing its opponents to gain a lead. Herbick, Sibenick and Cutter were scoring aces with Dent playing a Continued on Page Eight. TOURNEY GAMES TONIGHT Lightweight Semi-Final, Paramount Theatre vs. Herminie Newsies, 7. Lightweight Semi-Final, Baker's Garagemen vs. North Belle Vernon Firemen, 7:45. Junior Senii-Final. Swissvale Merchants vs. Donora Herald Americans, 8:30. Senior Final. Spishak-Caseys vs. Swissvale Independents, 9:15. Junior Final. Nemacolin Indians vs. Swissvale Merchants or Donora, 10. Lightweight Final. Paramount or Herminie vs. Bakers or North Belle Vernon, 11. Kern Denies Rumors. Bill Kern, head football coach n Carnegie Tech, branded as "silly" reports that ne would resign at the close o£ next season. He has enough to worry about what's going to happen the season to put his mind on what he'll do after the schedule has been played. CASEYS PLAY SWISSVALE IN SENIOR FINAL Lightweight and Junior Teams Also on Calendar. FINAL CLASH AT 11 O'CLOCK The second annual Connellsville gold medal basketball tournamem will come to a successful conclusion tonight at State Armory. The event, which has in the snort sace of two yeais, developed intc the city's most spectacular sports promotion, staited last Tuesday night with a record entry of 35 hopeful quintets. By conducting on the- Continued from Page Eight. Notoriety Fleeting; In Theft. BROCKTON, Mass., Mar. 20.--Anthony A. Porcis of Brockton leaped into the limelight briefly when he admitted stealing a "woman's leg." He admitted breaking a window at the Barbour Welting Company and taking the leg from a display model. He was placed on probation for a ycnr. CLUB Now Accepting Applications for Membership RESIDENT Within County: Single $20.00, Man "Wife $30.00, Family (4) $45.00. XOX RESIDES! Outside County: Single $15.00, TTan £ Wife $25.00, Family (4) S37.50. No Initiation Fee ® Open All Year e Restricted Membership Join Iv'OW nt These Unusually Low Foes as Long as They last. 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