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Wednesday, March 22, 1939
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH xa, 1830. ; DA1I-Y O O U K 1 K R . '('(NNKU,SVIL,L.E. PA. PAGE SEVEN. Boxing ··" THE Basketball ;PORTORIAK \j By JOHN H. WHOFUC, Sports Editor +*f WOODLAND OWNERS GET , AFTER FRED HUTCHIN-SON FIRE WARNINGS · HURLED FIRST TIME In spite of the fact that this Manager Pie Traynor of the Pirates winter has been an unusually wet tried his darndest to sign up Freddy one, land owners and^ others are Hutchinson, Seattle's star highthand- warned against lighting flres during eel pitcher, but when Detroit pulled a the months of March, April and May fast one and sneaked him from under as the greatest Are. hazards are pre- Pie's orbs the Buccos skipper let out sentcd these months. It is pointed out that even though the ground is full of moisture at this time, the high winds of spring will make it secondary and offer ideal conditions for Residents o£ Fayette county and the rest of Pennsylvania are asked to cooperate with the State forest wardens and others in helping to reduce the number o£ these destructive fires which occur at this season of the year. Forest fires are destructive enough at any time of the year but they are particularly so in the spring just before the buds burst into life. At this time the sap is flowing freely and the trees are less able to withstand the effects of fire. The trees are usually badly damaged or killed outright. One of the most destructive features of fire is the fact that scorched bark dies and cracks open exposing the living cambium layer to wood rotting spores and boring insects. These spores and insects usually end in ruining the butt log, the most valuable portion of the tree. Land owners should not lighi fires during the spring months. If a fire must be lighted, it should be done when it is calm or the wind is very light and when it is not too dry. II a field is to burned ovec, a 10 to 15- foot strip should first be ploughed around the field and it should be burned after 3 o'clock in the afternoon and fired against the wind. In addition, there should be enough water, buckets, shovels, rakes and "hands" present to cope with any emergency that may arise. It is also a wise precaution to get in touch with the nearest forest warden before starting a fire and the a crack that the twirler wasn't so sot. To many it sounded like a case of sour grapes. Recently the $50,000 rookie made a slab appearance of the season against the Washington Senators in his circuit debut, working the first five innings, yielding seven of the Nat's 11 hits and two o£ their runs. Hutchinson's work found tne debate over his pitching ability continuing with rivals belittling his delivery and Tiger officials and teammates praising it. Here is bow the Senators reacted: Owner Griffith--Just a batting practice pitcher. I wouldn't pay more than $500 for him. Manager Harris -- Unimpressed with his stuff. Outfielder Wright--Hope Detroit keeps him so I can bat against him. Pitcher Krakauskas--Now I know I'm a big league pitcher. Inflelder Meyer--Amazing poise and polish but don't think he's got enough to get by. Inftelder Travis--Fast ball pretty good. Sails. Pitcher Chase--No stuff, but smart. Outfielder Estallello--Verrrrr gude. No fast. Inflelder Wasdell--Can improve 50 per cent and still won't make the grade. The Tigers saw his Initial effort like this: Manager Baker -- Used fast ball sparingly, effectively. Not quite loose yet. Catcher Tebbcls -- Has control. Makes no bad pitches. Fast ball's a sneaker. Will be pitcher like Ruffing. Pitcher Bridges--Pitches fast ball overhand, off his' ear; toughest kind ol a ball to hit. TIGERS SHOW MUCH HUSTLE IN FLORIDA A-P WINNER SECOND HALF ram DART HONORS Much Depends on How Schoolboy Rowe Finally Shapes Up. BAKER SIFTS MOUND HOPES (Editor's Note:--Following is another of a series on the major league baseball teams.) LAKELAND, Fl.,., Mar. 22.--If hard work and hustle in March mean anything, the Detroit Tigers will be in the middle o[ the Ameiican League pennar.t fight in September. Despite their apparent shortcomings of the moment the Tigers could very well make, some menacing passes at the mighty Yankees this season. Right now the Tigers arc juit a bunch of ball players working their heads off.and it all may be for noth- infg better than second place, or even third, but, six months hence, the baseball world might be echoing to praise for Schoolboy Rowe's comeback, Freddy Hutchinson's ".nothing ball," Frank Croucher's dazzling j LOSES TWO TEETH WHEN SHE BITES INTO CAMD? 'Johnny Alt and Vern j Kuker in Return Bout At Slovak Hall. GREENSBTJRG, Mar. 22 --Estella I Matthews of Mones^cn filed suit f o r ' 85,000, claiming she lost several | tei-tli and injured her jaw when she ' ROYS SiGN UP bit into a hard object in a piece ol v f T l ^ _ : . , _ , ,,, . _ , . , chocolate candy. FOR GREAT SHOW Motors and Meiers West Penn Winners \ The Motors swept its three games j with the Poles while the Meters was Setting the nod in the odd game with tbu Amps Monday night in gamns rolled In the West Penn Duckoin League Ht th« West Penn alleys. Witt earned off individual honois with a Grid Star Buried An amateur boxing show on par with the calibre ol the first two weeks ago has been promised for Tuesday night, March 28, by Matchmaker Billy Carter who is lining up seven, and possibly eight bouts, for the second of a series of progiams ut Slovak Hall on the West Side for Immaculate Conception High School Athletic Council..'::..' ,. The calendar will feature some of j the best local and district fist lenders! single game high o£ 170 and a three- ' and it is hoped to also have Dr. John j game total of 474. Bam (Jock) Sutherland, resigned football coach of the University o£ Pittsburgh, and Billy Conn, inted .imong the outstanding leather- pushers in the land, on hand as guesU. Featuring the show will be Joe Mattis, Sun-Telegraph diamond belt LONDON, Mar. 22.--Kilstar, which ' open junior champion at 16D pounds, KILSTAR RATED FAVORITE FOR FRIDAY'S RACE shortstopping, Plnkey Higginf' timely cost only 31,500, was a solid favoiitc ' who has been matched with Vmce hitting and Dizzy Trout's nifty twirl- for Friday's running ot the Grand t Browning ot Connellsvilie. Both boys fire warden, fire tower or fire do- I InSelder Greenberg--Knows how partment should be notified at once I to pitch. Instinctively good in clutch, if the fire gets beyond control. Last j If a batter gets a hit off him, he won't but by no means least never leave a fire until you are absolutely sure that it has been entirely extinguished. The cost o£ fire extinction in Fayette county in 1938 ran over $6,000 or more than halt oE the entire amount expended in the Firbes District. The total was the greatest in many years. Authorities are hopeful that 1939 will find the number of forest flres materially reduced in the county and are tu'ging the cooperation of everyone. ' see same pitch again. Outfielder Walker--Can hit a dime and pitch. _ _ _ ^ = Outfielder Fox--Knows what he's , ningers in camp, and°hopes from this ing. For the Tigers to get up there and claw the Yanks, the above or similar happenings would have to come to pass. Most ol all the Tigers' chances depend on Schoolboy Rowe's return to lorm. 5£ Rowe's wing comes ? round after a hard summer in tho Texas League, it would be a shot in the arm to the entire Tiger club. They didn't have a big winner on their staff last year--a fellow who could go in there and go to town In a crucial series. They had fellows like Ailing Tommy Bridges, who won 13; Vernon Kennedy, who won 12 and was almost useless after mid- season, and Eldon Auker, who won 11 and was shipped to the Red Sox during the winter. Del Baker, starting his first full season as Mickey Cochrane's successor, realises the Tigers will rise or fall on their pitching. He has 17 National Steeplechase. A victory over I were on the other card and each the torturous 4Vi-miIe course a t ! came through with decisions in gieat Aintree would enable Owner Dorothy , bouts. The performances warranted a life ambi- ' another appearance atid 'it was decided to match the two winners. 33-year-old i This bout alone should be worth the woman, won the Grand National in price ot admission and both ol the 1934 with Golden Miller--the only | boys are training hard for the scrap major winner she has had in a racing \ which should be a honey, career which began nine years ago | Johnny Alt, another Connellsvilie and has cost her about 54,500,000. boy, who is quite popular with fol- - -- Miss Paget confided her | lowers o£ cauliflowerdom, is billed Fagot to realize half of tion. Miss Paget, plump Today ambition is ALEX KONDRICH LATROBE, Mar. 22. -Funeral mass for Alex Kondrich, St. Vincent College freshman football star who dropped dead on the college campus Inst Thursday night, was held Monday morning at St. Mary's Greek Catholic Church at Trauger. Kondrich, 21-year-old ex-Hurst High football star, was walking on the college campus with a roommate when he collapsed and died of a cerebral hemrnohrage. The deceased was a resident of Calumtt, near the Westmoreland Homesteads. Six St. Vincent College freshman football players--Dan Regnotter, English derby. to win the Grand Na- f or another scrap with Vern Kuker. F r a n k Podbesek, Mike Bobosky, Tom J -'-- --· ' ' Heslep, Tom Carroll and Dick Detzel, once more and also the classic doing. WHAT'S GOING ON IN HIGH SCHOOL CIRCLES Gene Schmucker, 18, ol Sipesville, Jast year's center on Somerset High's · football team, -underwent an emergency appendectomy at Somerset f Community ^Hospital . . . William S. Livengood, Jr., Secretary of Internal Affairs-Elect, addressed 355 schoolmen at the annual banquet of the W. P. I.- A. L. in Pittsburgh Saturday on "The Value of Athletics." A former athlete at Susquehanna and Juniata, he had coached at several schools before taking such a post at Somerset . . . The annual eighth grade basketball tournament in Somerset ·_ county closed with the following standing: Class A, Conemaugh Township, Shade Township, Kantner and Somerset Township; Class B, South Side (Somerset Township), Shade Township B, Somerset B and Kantner B Grade students of Fayette county may clash for the first time in track and field competition this year. County School Superintendent Harry J. Brownfteld has asked representatives of all school districts to meet with him Thursday night to plan«a program Principal Bill Davis of East Huntingdon vows ,he's going to scalp two newspapermen for the send-ofl he got when he became a father Staid old Connellsvilie majority of the likely candidates will be seen by the women selectors at the British indoor championships at Wembley Stadium, London, May 13 . . . H will be at least 10 times brighter in the Shibe Park, Philadelphia, these summc" nights when the Athletics and Phillies inaugurate flood light baseball than in your own home under your favorite reading lamp. This was disclosed as the management of the Athletics, owners of the park, obtained permission to erect, the huge lights which will turn the field into synthetic daylight . . . Matty Bell, footb-11 coach of the Southern Methodist Hustings, has officially opened the crying season-for coaches. Closest rival o£ "Gloomy Gil" Dobie for honors in seeing a dark cloud for every silver lining, Bell picked his team for sixth place in the Southwest Conference. He picked the finish next December as follows: Rice, Arkansas, T. C. U., Texas A. M., Baylor, S. M. U. and Texas . . . Horse racing apparently has reached its peak in Southern California although more than million customers paid roughly $8,000,000 to the state and track to help improve the bread at Santa Anita Park, California, this winter. Betting for 52 days totaled $34,588,051 as against $36,650,500 for 56 days in 1838 and $29,509,52 lor 53 days in 3937 or a daily average of $565,174 in 1939, $654,581 in 1838 and $550,783 in 1937 ... II all baseball contracts were suddenly abrogated, where do you think you couid find the two choicest ball players in the land to sign up at one soop. Your ions of the P. I. A. A. " De st would be in Room 382 o£ a New Lower Merion became Eastern Orleans hostelry where Bob Feller regional champs with a 40-23 victory I and Heath of Cleveland Indians rc- over Williamsport sit Philadelphia. | Present about $200,000 worth of dia- Williamsport was substituted at the | mond talent. Of course, there's no last minute for Berwick which q u i t argument that Joe D.Maggio by him- the tournament. " ttl£ would be the prize individual Homestead and Love.- Merion w i l l , -' hatlcl b u t "» c Yanks don't have any- play for the State title Saturday at I ? ody to pal1 ' U P Wllh Jce to T»,:i^rfoi»h,., two-some more attractive t has a lot to shout about when it comes to swimming. We may not have a municipal or private swimming pool nor even an old swimmin' hole yet the boys have turned in sensational work with only a little practice at the High School pool. The boys have pulled down the curtain on a highly successful year. They won't be in the Pitt meet Saturday . . . The W. P. I. A. L. will hold its annual indoor relay carnival at the Pitt track house, Pittsburgh, Saturday. It will mark Cie opening of the Coker track and field season. ' Lower Merion And Homestead In Cage Finals A fourth quarter attack which netted 11 points enabled Homestead High School to forge into the lead to defeat Erie Academy 28-24 and become the Western regional champ- BITS HERE AND THERE Something new in the way of education was tried by the Massachusetts state department o£ education in its university extension courses when figure skating was inaugurated. Classes were held at Boston Arena under the direction of Edi Scholdan, world famous skating instructor . . . Hoke Harrer would like the public to know that he's the only "400" bowler in the City Industrial League. The kingfish o{ the Pressman club of The Courier is the only one who has bowled at least 400 every week and. since we haven't been, able to print scores on this page because of lack of space and mechanical facilities Hoke hasn't been gettin'g enough publicity A team ot "perfect" British girls will be selected by the British Women's Amateur Athletic Association to take part in the Olympic Games next year. So determined are the authorities to get the best available British talent that special coaching will start this spring were The and "talent scouts" already watching possible candidates. group to fashion a formidable staff. His best bets are Rowe, who hasn't had a single twitch in his soupbone this spring; the veterans, Bridges, Gill, Lawson, Benton and Kennedy from last year's staff; Dizzy Trout and John Tale, a pair of rookies from Beaumont; and the celebrated Freddy Hutehinson, who cost the Tigers $100,000 in cash and talent. Hutcliinson is the most talked of j rookie in Florida, surpassing even . the Yanks' highly publicized Charlie j KeMer. The arguments wage thick and hot on Hutch, with one group claiming he hasn't the speed, experience or technique to make the grade, while tlie other side label* him a natural ball player who can't miss. Only time will tell. "He won 25 games at Seattle," says Baker, "and you can't laugh that off. I don't care what his style is if he can get the side out. That's all there is to pitching anyway." The other spot on the Detroit club which is demanding a lot of Baker's time is the outfield. Only one job is filled--right field by Pete Fox. Temporarily Chet Laabs, who has shortened up on his batting grip, is in center, and Roy Cullenbine, who played 25 games last year and hit .284, and Dixie Walker are battling for left field. There is a good chance that the Tigers will make a deal lor another outfielder before May, possibly Earl Averill of the Indians. The inileld is loaded with class and power with Hank Greenberg at first, Charley Gehringer at second, Frank Croucher at short and Higgins at third. Croucher, whose broken leg probably prevented him from being a regular last reason, apparently has ousted Billy HogeU from his job and scorns on his way to stardom. Higgins, who drove in 106 I runs last year for the Red Sox, has I piugged the third base gap. He is now recovering from a spike wound in his heel but will be back in action shortly. Rudy York, who turned thumbs down on Baker's proposal to convert him into an outfielder, is slated to be the No. 1 catcher again but hurtling Birdie Tebbetts, who hit .234, only four less than York last year, is breathing right on the big Indian's neck. In handling pitchers Tebbetts | need bow only to Bill Dickey and for | that reason figures prominently in the Tigers' plans despite York's lethal home run bat. In Somerset Finals. Richland Township High of Cambria county and Somerset Township o£ Friedens, Somerset county, will clash tonight in the finals of the undergraduate basketball tournament at Conemaugh Township High. Richland spilled Rockwood, 54 to 16, and Friedens downed Shanksville, 28 to 22. Nazi Reservists Called. LONDON, Mar. 22.--German reserves of the class of 1913 have been called up for service, according to a Reuter Munich dispatch. of Vestaburg. Although Johnny came o!T with an easy decision, taking every round, Kuker insisted after the light that he had given two biood transfusions on the Thursday and Friday before his appearance in the local ring and was weak. He claims that he can measure Alt and the local battler readily consented, promising him to brush him off with a little more gusto this time. Matchmaker Carter continues to round up the leather pushers and everything points to another classy performance when the curtain goes up on the second amateur show here. The first bout will be at 8:30 o'clock. Reserved tickets have been placed on sale. bore the body to its final resting place M. E. Club Will Meet United Brethren in Play-Off Monday. BAPTISTS BOW TO GREENWOOD The Andrew Philip Brotherhood of the First Methodist Episcopal Church won the second half championship of the City Church Dartball League, defeating Greenwood Methodist Episcopals three straights, 11-0, 7-1 and 9^3, Tuesday night. Monday the Baptist entry had been eliminated from title hopes by Greenwood by scores of 8-6, 14-1 and 4-11. The A. P. outfit will meet the United Brethren club, first half winner, for the league crown next Monday night. Hyatt's Team Beaten. Bartlesville, Okla., coached by Chipper Charley Hyatt, formerly of Uniontown, bowed to Denver Nuggets, 25-22, in the finals of the National A. A. U. basketball championship tournament in Denver. Tommy Fights Friday. Spiegal of Uniontown meets Pnmo Flores, Puerto Ricu lightweight, in New York City Friday night. It will be a 10-round match. in tho Trauger Cemetery. Solemn requiem high mass was said for Kondrich this morning at St. Vincent College Chapel with riev. , Maurice Costello, O. S. B., Dean, as celebrant. The entire freshman football squad acted as honorary pallbearers at the funeral services for the deceased gridder at Trauger. , IT STARTS SATURDAY! UPT SALE OF ENTIRE STOCK OF TIRE RADIO STOP BUYING! WA/T FOR IT! ' Will Fete Sutherland. · A testimonial dinner will be held I In William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh on April 11 for Dr. John B. (Jock) Sutherland, resigned football coach at the Un.versity of Pittsburgh, Philadelphia. Mcdwick Signs Contract. Joe Medwick, heavy hilling Si. Louis Cardinal ouUlelder, has signed his 1939 contract It was announced by Branch Rickey, general manager. ' r erms o£ the contract were not mentioned although Medwick had re-fused to accept $18,000 manderi $20.000, the if- ··'·op'vua last yeai. than the Keller-Heath combination. Manager Ojc-ir Vitt i.s counting on Je.'T to do a lot of fighting for the American League batting championship and expects Feller to assert himself in the pitching honors race. Former Skating Champ Dies. Irving Brokaw, 69, of New York Ho had de- | Cily, former National ice skating nhny he ! champion and a retired lawyer, died , in a P^lm Beach, Fla, nospital. A Ilomp P r o d u c t . for It By Same Oi SALE EVEBYAYHEKE Listen fo Onr Daily "SPORTS PARADE" at 5:30 P. J[, (her W3IBS Unioiitoivn. Why do you want a washing machine? To Save Yourself Drudgery? To Save Money on Laundry Costs? ». To Save Tune? To Save Wear and Tear on Clothes? To Wash Clothes Cleaner? It May Look Like Junk to You TIPS TO Mow bad is your lawn mower . . . your car . . your tools . . . your office typewriter? Not too bad, or you'd do something about it. But, what about the things your wife has t'o use? That washing irachiiiG she inherited from Great Aunt Mm, for instance. 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