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PAGE TWELVE. THE DAIT/T COUTUER. CONNELLSVILLE. PA, THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 1939. V Boxing Basketball S P O R T O R I A L S **ef By JOHN H. WHORIC, Sports Editor ^f PRINTERS WIN TITLE "The best team won the title" was the declaration o£ Stan Phillips, Russ Filburn, Damon Critchfield and Pat Flanigan of the Postofficc bowlers after the Printers had taken three straights from the Carriers to win the championship o! the City Industrial Duckpin League at West Penn alleys Tuesday night. The Carriers, captained by Phillips who also is the league president, won the first half lam els and the Printers took the second hall title. A five- game series was arranged lor the play-off with the typos settling the issue in three straights, having a total pin edge ol 339. Although we had ceased publication of the bowling scores several months ago because of limited nje- chanical facilities and space, we are printing the championship series' scores in compliance With an executive order of President Phillips, countersigned by the Postofflce boys, who insist "you guys have causd to do some shouting." Taking part ir the circuit were the Carriers and Clerks of the Postollice, the Meter Readers and Service Men of Fayette County Gas Company and the Pressmen and Printers of The Courier. An official end will be the annual banquet, the time and place to be fixed by league officers and team captains. Lest we forget about them, here are the scores of the playoff: · Carriers. BITS HERE AND THERE Puerto Rico's national pastime is called "beisbo!" and thousands of Spanish-speaking natives are getting ready to participate in the 100th anniversary of America's National game. There are more than 7,000 players on the island . . . Frank Leahy plans to knit himself a system out of the threads of the Notre Dame style, wisps of Warner methodology and a few snippets of Sutherland technique as displayed at Pitt, all mixed with a liberal sprinkling of a passing attack, when he puts his first football team on the field next fall for Boston College. The total eflect of the grid mixture is to be wide open West Virginia Quint Plays Overholt Stars At Scottdale Friday Camera Weds football ala Texas Christian Coeds at tlie University of Pennsylvania have a polo club, horses and a place to practice--but no opponents , Glenn S, (Pop) Warner drew down 590,000 in salaiy in his six years at Temple as grid pilot but the officials believe the university got its money many times in free National advertising alone, such was Hie footoall prestige when the school moved into the big time under Pop's tutelage . . . Twenty-seven unassisted double plays were executed in the American League last year. The first sackers pulled 21 with Hank Greenbuig tops with five. Three shortstops, two second basemen and one third baseman also turned in unassisted dual 3) CONNIE MACK INSISTS CLUB IS STRONGER Athletics Spent Nearly $300,000 for Players, And Lights. MANY ROOKIES IN KEY POSTS Filburn Nicholson R. Dunston .-_ Flanigan L. Dunston Phillips Hunt . Baker 129 104 10-1 127 113 134 .125 126 103 97 123 122 111 95 119 125 128 141 90 92 358 104 309 349 364 397 326 187 Totals C. Driscoll Fuehrer . Tober . Whorie . Sandusky Galasso _ Smith -- Totals 628 579 Printers. 122 134 102 150 98 HO 153 173 616 1823 156 185 164 98 152 150 104 122 97 153 106 408 402 338 447 414 killings Lawn tennis is being killed by snobbery and unicss there is a give and take between amateurs and professionals the game is doomed, observes Big Bill Tilden, the famous American lawn tennis ace. "We want an open championship just as the Rolfcrs have and I think that within five years we shall have it," Tilden says . . . Joe Louis' handlers are considering laying him off for the rest of 193D after his heavyweight title defenses in April against Jack Roper and in June against Tony Galcnto. There doesn't appear to be anyone in the heavyweight 'class who can be given any serious thought at the moment for a crownfisht. Lou Nova is coming along in fine shape but if his handlers are as smart as they try to infer they'll wait before sending him into the ring with the Don W. Eicher Leads Unbeaten Rowlesburg Floor Team. THREE CONTESTS ARE ON PROGRAM 690 789 683 2162 April 1 Deadline For Cage Tourney 424 J Brown Bomber. Too many promis- 1061 ing boys have been ruined by rush- 1 ing them . . , For the first time since 1D33, the board of directors ot the St. Louis Cardinals have failed to declare an annual dividend for stockholders. President Sam Brcadon said the team operated at a loss during j 1938 but declined to disclose the April 1 is the deadline for filing of entries in the 17th annual tri-state basketball tournament at the Washington, Pa., Y. M. C, A. April 6, 7 and 8, it was announced today. Fo'ar classes oE competition will again be held with an attractive list ol awards being offered. By GEORGE KIRKSE United Press Staff Concspondent. LAKE CHARLES, La., Mar. 23 -The best, news in the camp oC the Philadelphia Athletics isn't about the boll playors. It's about Connie Mack, orUy manager the A's have ever had ard. who plan to finish off his remarkable carper with his boots on and in the saddle. Coming on to 76 this December, Mack has made one of the greatest comebacks of the eia. A lilt'e over a i year ago, ho weighed only 119 pounds and was hanging to life by the narrowest skein. Today he weights 155, most he's scaled in 30 yenrs, is hnlo and hearty again and is talking about his ball club in 1941. He's at both morning and nfterroon practices c\ery day and takes an active part in directing his three lieutenants, his son, Earl Mnck, Charlie Berry and Lena Blackburn. If you talk to Mack before seeing his collection of ball players you wouldn't dare think of them as a seventh or eighth place outfit With his eyes twinkling out f i o m underneath bushy eyebrows and enthusiasm in every word, Mack says: "I foel we arc going to have much better club this year than did last sea will ?how on improvement and infield should be better. Shortstop The Vnrsitecis ot Rowlesburg, W. Vu., headed by Don W. Eicher, formerly of Scottdnlc, will ccme to State Armory n Scottdnlc Friday night, opposing ihe strong Overholt AU Stais in a basketball engagement. This floor struggle promises to be the big treat of the and a large crowd is expected to turn out to sec the former Mill Town football and basketball star in action, pacing the West Virginians to an enviable record. Row'.esburg has a clean record for the year :md holds victories over most of the independent quintets in the Fairmont-^lorgantown district. On the club are former college stars who nre now teaching in neighboring Wc,t Virginia schools. The distillers h:ive done right well by themselves throughout the year, ranking among the leaders in Fny- ettc and Westmoreland independent circles. Primo Camera, mountainous ex- heavyweight ring champion, t*)kcs a bride--Signorina Pina Cavassi-- in his native town, Sequals, Italy. So many people turned out for the ·wedding that the ceremony was da- laycd an hour. Ralph 1m me I to Fight Rolan,d Augustine in Main Event Tuesday Care in Urged to Reduce Number of Fires By United Press. HARRISBURG, Mar. 23.--Forests and Waters Secretary G. Albert Joe Mattis Injured and Cannot Appear at Slovak Hall. CLASSY FISTIC SHOW PLANNED Ralph Immel, Grecnsburg's open i diamond belt champion, will fight Stewart today urged fishermen and | f° ! f nd Aug ustine ol the Pleasant woodsmen lo guard against forest! Valle y Athletic Club m tne feature Tires as an army ot 50,000 State for- I ovcnt oi Tuesday night's amateur est-r.rc fighters "stood ready to combat I boxing show at the Slovak Hail, the annual spring epidemic ot wood- I West Side . under the sponsorship of In Field Trials Despite the unfsivoinble weather, 61 dogs were entered in the first Theie will be a pa-r of prelimi- ] spring trial* of the HochwaK Me- narics with the first nt 6:45 o'clock bringing together Everson Recreation Center ar.d Scottdnie Merchants and the second nt T;43 o clock linaing Overholt Litt'e Stars tacklmg Uniontown Rockets. The mam fiacas is listed for 9 o'clock. Kiwanis League Champion V/ill Be Named March 31 Pitt swept its three gomes with I Duke to increase its lead in the raco l owned e ' *° r second half chnmp'onship of the * Kensington; morml Amateur Field Trial Club over the week-end. The entries were in live strikes. Approximately 400 persons witnessed the trials, regarded by sponsors as one of the outstanding events oC its k nd hold anywhere in South- westcin Pennsylvania. Many entries had to be refused owing to lock of time, it was said. The judges were A] F. Fullick of Canonsbuig and Donald Turriil of Laughlmstown. The winners woie: Junior puppy stake (seven setters and one pomter) -- F-rst, Peerbeau, by Geaise M. Hawk, New second, High Tone spring epide land conflagrations. Stewart warned thai forest areas, particularly in the southern sections, are in a combustible condition because of weather conditions. Tower- men have already been placed on duty m a number of fire obsex-vation Immaculate Conception High School Athletic CounciJ and sanctioned by A. M. A , A. A. U. Originally Joe Ttfaitis was booked to taice on Vince Browning of Con- noDsville in the mam bout but the Donora diamond belt king has been stations ;n the south and if the woods injured and his physician will not remain dangerously susceptible to flames, all of the Commonwealth's 144 fire tdwcrs will be manned by April 1, Stewart said. A total of 46 forest fires have already been extinguished this season at a cost ot $1,000 to the State, he said. "On April 15," Stewart added, "the State's trout season will be an actunlity, While fishermen are among the most careful persons using the .forests, fires occasionally are started by them through carelessness. Since water. their bport depends on pure anything they may do to the department, particularly by reporting acts or carelessness, will be for their own benefit." son. Our "older players j Kiwanip Duckpm bengae to three full Tony's Arttonio, owned by Lloyd n improvement and our ffamei while Pjtt eliminated West! KoonU, Mount Pleasant, and third, was our big trouble last year after little New.^ome was hit in the head going north. He's back bettci than ever and our be-t ij. Bill i Virginia, fin.t half wmneis, by cop- j Dangetuus Lfidy, owned by pinfi thice game 1 ;. | J. H. Baines, Cannollsv:lle. The winner of the second half will Senior puppy slake (four pointers amount. . . Elimination of the center j t n ! n k our Pitchers will be a jump in basketball has added a little i better all along the line- And moie than a mile to the average dis- tain ly don't think of our club as a Liilard, shortstop from the I I little snip ' I cor- i meet \Vest Virginia at. the Masonic' Temple .illcys Fnduy, March 31 in the roll otT for the league champion- Wrestling Show Tomorrow Night PITTSBURGH, Mar. 23.--Jim Longson of Salt Lake City and Jack Coffield of Kansas City will meet in the semi-final match of Jules Beck's first downtown wresting show at MoobC Temple, 634 Penn avenue, Friday night. and three sclteis)--First. Peerbeau, j owned by Gcoige M. Hu\\k, New' Divorces Ex-Gridder. Standings of Clubs. tance a player travels dining a game, according to Coach J. B. Daubenmci last place outfit." The A's spent about $150,000 for Blackbirds Record Clean. Long Island University's Blackbirds won the second annual National invitation basketball tournament Wednesday night by defeating Loyola ot Chicago, 44-32, completing an all- triumphant season o£ 23 straight victories. Loyola had not been defeated in 20 games. j Univers.ty. His investigation dib- j closed that a player now travels 3.97 ' miles in an ordinary game where i formeriy he traveled 2.87 miles. Earl Averill Ready. Earl Averill signed a contract for lis llth season with the Tuesday, ending a long oj Greelay, Colo. He based his con-' ba!1 Players liiht winter, the biggest elusions on a careful investigation' checks going to S.m Francisco for with a system of measurements i Liilard (about S35.000) and to Chat- created by two instrutcors at DePaw | tarooga for Outfielder Dee Miles (about $25,000) who is still demanding part of his purchase price before reporting. With night ball being introduced at Shibe Park this year, the Shibe and Mack interests, who each own 50 per cent of the club, figured they'd get back their investments fiom players and the lighting system which cost nerrly another S150.000, from the added revenue from nocturnal games. The A's m.'ield will be Dick Sibert, a classy fielder, at first; somebody at second; Skeeter Mcwsome at short; Pitt Duke \V. Vo. Tech W. 18 . 13 H 13 I.. 13 15 ia 17 ret. .«oo r )00 .467 .433 LOS ANGELES, Mar. 23.-^Tcan Kensington; second. Equity's Lady Alyson Ott, gtandniece of the late Nugym, o\vncd by C. L. Holman,' philosopher and writer, Dr. Frank D. Bridgoville, and third. Kremlin's Crane, held an interlocutory decree Egjplian Boots, owned by Robert M.' of d.vorce from Louis L. Ott of Phil- permit him to go into the ring for at least a month, Mattis was in a fight in Homestead and suffered an eye injury. He agreed to come to Connellsville to fight Browning but a subsequent visit by his doctor caused those plans to be cancelled. J. R. Porter, who is handling the contacts for the council with Billy Cotter as matchmaker, said that while a change has been necessitated in the setup it would not detract from the high quality of the fistic show that has been planned. Mickey O'Brien of Braddock has been added to the list of boxers who want to show here and he probably will take on Merle Haley. Carter was planning to line up Jack Rainey of Yukon against Browning while Johnny Alt will take on Vcrn Kuker. Chuck Slater likewise is booked for a scrap, probably with Bruno Pucci of Chaileroi. All of the boys who have been contacted by the council's boxing committee showed an anxiousness to appear on a local program which speaks well for Connellsville as an amateur boxing community. There will be seven, and probably eight, bouts, with the first coming off at 8:30 o'clock sharp. The council promises seven matches as it did for its opening program and if there are sufficient battlers on hand an extra bout will be put on. Gilchrist, Scottdale. Shootn.g dug -- -- . _ «in,i D, U3Fl 163(11 Will ! » » · P f3u!C6 Only One Wrexller Retained Mai Toga in State Contest United Brethren dartball team, winner of the first half of the Church Indians League, will hold a special practice holdout. at " :3 ° o'clock tonight at the church and Joe Gantcnbem, surprise Figures were not divulged but it was m Prepaiation for the playoff next _ _ _ _ _ ______ _ _ . _ believed he would receive 513,000.' Monday with the Andrew Philiji roolt'e from Toronto, at third. Second Last year Averill was paid $12,000 i tcam °f the First Methodist Episco- j is a problem. W;,yne Ambler and salary and S2.000 bonus for keeping' P al Church, winner of the second stnn Sperry arc buttling for the job ha ' £ , to8a - now. If they fail, Liilard may be The Baptists were runners-up in moved there. the second half race, losing two Cames to Greenwood to enable An- his batting average above .325. Wrestler Disqualified. Eabe Zaharias, Pueblo (Col.) wrestler, was disqualified by Referee Billy Clark in a wrestling show Wednesday night for "throwing an opponent out of the ring." Clark drew Phdip, who defeated Greenwood three straights, to nose them out by a half game. ,, ,, . ,,, Rainbow league Games Caseys Play Tonight. ·* The Casey-Spishak passers will neet the Swissvale Independents at The Yellow club took two out of lie letter's floor tonight. Manager three from the Green while the Red Timrny Albine wants all the players' captured the odd game'from the Blue ·o meet at Fred Funari's store not! in Gills Rainbow Duckpin League at ater than 6:15 P. M. to make the trip, j the West Penn bowling alleys. setter.*, ;md ore hish suiter)--First, Joy Gny G u I , ov/ncd by John Se\vard, Cual Valley; second. Travel Air. owned oy T. H. Barnes, Connellsville, r.rd thud, Virginia Gypsy, owned by C. L. Keedy. Scottdale. Derby stake (13 English setters, five poi'iteis and t u o liish setters) -First, Village Mike, owned by W. F. Gibson. BLidgeville; second, Ciubs Discard, owned oy Dr. J. M. Snyder, New KuiMtigion, and third, Equity's Citation, owned by Charles, H. Clayton, \Vaynesburg. Alt age stake (12 English setters and two pointers)--First, Gay Jiggs, j adclphia, former Pennsylvania foot- (hvn English ball star. Mrs. Ott dances under the name of Jean Ciane. Butter Rationed. VIENNA, Mar. 23--Rationing of butter was extended to Austria today. Only Gcoigc- Cuiter, C.-inonsburK 105-pounder, retained the P. I. A. A. wrestling championship lie won lait ye,ir when he took pnrt in the Str.te's two-day mat tournament over the week-end at State College. In the 125-pound cl«sx Andi ew '' owned by John Howard, Coal Valley; Puchaney ot dmonsbuig tossed ' second, I'me Haver Duke, owned by Roland Sclumdle of Shame-kin, his.. Paul Ht 'k'"S Scottdale, and third, Paul Lem Hunter, owned by Thomas F. Gwynn, Jetlcrson. BANK ROBBERS--LITTLE AND BIG By Ding Darling The outfielders will be Lou Finney, Bob Johnson, Snm Chapman and Wally Moses. How Chapman, the all-Amoncan fullback of a year ago from California, responds will determine the setup. Chapman led the league in hitting for .1 while last season when he broke ir, and then went into an unaccountable slump which plunged his average to .259. If he cornes back, Chapman will play center, Johnson left and Moses right. Otherwise it'll be Johnson, Finney and Moses. Tne mainl'.ners of the pitching staff are George Caster, Ed Smith, Don Ross, Bud Thomas, Lynn Nelson and Chubby Dean. The most promising newcomets are Jim Reninger from Baltimore; Bob Joyce from Oakland; Henry Pippen from Sacramento; and Randall Gumpert, back up from Leroy Psimelee, drafted fiom Minneapolis, may make it if he can make up for lost time due to a holdout siege. There a~e numerous other nonde- scnpts, but Caster, who won 16 but lost 20 last year. Nelson, who won 10 and Ross and Thomas, who won nine each, still are going to be looking for a lot of help from somewhere. Cnrle Brucker, wbose .374 batting average in 53 g.imcs gave him the corsolat.on batting championship last year, and Frank Hayes, will shaie the catching. conqueror last year, 1:1 the t i n . Other State scholastic wrestling champions include: Bo-pounder, Hay M u r d o c k , Waynesburg; 95, Tom Boggs, Cheltenham; 115, Charles Hidenour, State College; 135, Tom Jennings, Kingston 1-15, Tom Waters, Foi ty Fort; 155, Edwin R;,kocy, Mount Carmel; 165, Robert Bader, DuBois, and 185, PITTSBURGH, 23.--The sil- John Bernardo, DuBois. i vor anniversary of the University of Pittsbuign's annual interscholastic Wildlife Federation A Home Product SAIJJ EVEimVHEHE LMrn to Our Dnily "SPORTS PARADE" lit o-.'M P. 31. O v e r IVMBS UnionloTin. Pitt Swimming Meet Saturday For Schools Don F. Saunders Quits. Because of his lack of sympathy with admraisliation policies at the University of Pittsburgh, Don F, Saunders has resigned as executive secretary of Pitt's General Alumni Association. swimming meet and university championship!, at Trees Pool Saturday morning is to draw the largest field yet to enter the meet. A day before the enti ics closed, entries had been received from 10 schools. 2 0 % M O R E NON-SKID MILEAGE 3 5 % S T R O N G E R C O R D B O D Y The Firestone developed c o r d c o n s t r u c t i o n a n d i m p r o v e d G u m - D i p p i n g p r o c e s s p r o v i d e s 3 5 % stronger cord body making possible use of t h i c k e r , deeper Gear-Grip tread for 20^roorcnon-i,lcidmilea.5e. Triple-Safe Construction G u m - D i p p i n g , two* extra layer* of Gum-Dipped cords and Gear-Grip tread give g reater protection agiiasc Ipwouis, punctures and skidding. HEW SEAR-Qfim TREAO AND TH£ REW SAFETY- LOCK CO RO BODY __ __e of rircstone a-iiJi Ricbartt Cranks, Marjrtt Stteat;! tti AlfrtdWiillcnltcht, MotHtttyrrfrtcrissatfrNaJronvrt/cM. B. C. 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