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PAGE EIGHT. THE DAILY COTJRIER, CONNELLSVILL-E, PA. TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 1938. Basketball THE SPORTING WORLD Basketball THIRD FLOOR SERIES GAME TOMORROW Sportorials By JOH3J H. WJIOIUC Sports Editor MAX WANTS JOE LOUIS Having Indicated that he can bo serious, if he takes a notion, about this boxing game as a result of his decisive victory over Tommy Farr, the erstwhile miner whom he drove to the canvas three times, B feat that Joe oLuis and Jimmy Braddock failed to do, Max Bacr is bent on regaining the world's heavyweight championship and insists that he's anxious to get into the ring with the Brown Bomber to settle a score. The former king of. fistiann, one of. the biggest disappointments the boxing customers ever . yammered at, declares one more time that he has reformed and is so earnest about it all that people actually arc beginning to believe him. He didn't break training for the return Farr fight as he wanted to pay off the Welshman for his trimming in London. Lawton Carter, International News Service sports writer, who was at . Bacr's- training camp at Lakewood, :N, J., wrote. "Speaking of that one (the 1'arr- Bacr fight in London), Bacr and his manager, Ancil Hoffman, insist that Farr would have been knocked out in another round, and that the reason Baer lost ot all was because 'Farr butted his eye open in the very first round and left him so blinded by blood for five rounds that he simply couldn't fight. "As to his training for the. Fan- rematch there can be no criticism ol Mr. Magnificent. He has worked hard and he quickly got down to his best weight with only enough excess to work against through the closing days. ' "He even quit cigarets while in training, and when he did that everybody just went ahead and accepted it as a fact that he had also quit highballs, late hours and other odds and ends against the training regulations. "Even Manager Hoffman, who has been with Bacr since his early days, believes him, and seems to be convinced that they will make another barrel of money and perhaps even regain the title. Max figures he has four more years of slugging before him and thinks that will be sufficient by a wide margin to land him back on top. "'And I mean it when I say 1 want Louis again as soon as I can ge him," he said. It will be recalled that he got Louis once before and simultaneously, a sudden attack 01 coma. However, he thinks his hands were bad in that one and also in the olANTS SURE TO TAKE FLAG, TERRY'S VIEW Insists Comparison Will Show New Yorkers Can't Lose. OTHERS HAVE NOT IMPROVED fight from which Jim emerged as champion." Braddock BITS HERE ANT) THERE Don't forget that date at State Armory Wednesday at 9 P. M. p 'Westinghouse vs. Casey in city series play-ofT . . . College and school cheer leaders should have tuned in on the broadcast from Linz, Austria. The way they whooped it up for dot" fueher you'd imagine the Jans here could take lessons . . . Aristldes, the little red horse, which won the first running of the Kentucky Derby, was named in honor of Greek statesman and general who was surnamed "The Just" and who lived in the Fifth 'Century, B. C. . . . One of the most versatile district commissioners in the National Semi-Pro Baseball Congress is Harry W. Baldwin ot New Brunswick, N. J., who is physical education director at New Brunswick High, on executive committees of baseball umpires, basketball officials and ice hockey associations, president o£ New Jersey Football Officials, director of Eastern Small Bore Rifle and Pistol Association, chairman of the New Jersey State Rifle and Pistol championships and police weapon instructor for the sheriff's office and Middlesex county police ... As things are going now, recession or no recession, it seems there will be no let-up in the process of hand'.ng out rich prizes to thoroughbreds in what appears to be a contest between states and tracks as to which throws away the most. Sanitn Anita tops them with $100,000 with Hialcah Park featuring o 550,000 purse. Success at these is prompting bigger purses . . . Glenn Cunningham, the world's brcatcrcst milcr, may one day become the world's greatest marathoncr. He's flirtinj; with the idea oC winning the 1,500-melcr race in the 19-10 Olympics and then go in for marathons in 1944. The marathons cover 26 miles . . . The color question may cause a rumpus one of these days in scholastic athletics, especially wrestling. One parent threatened to sue under the State equal rights bill if his boy was not permitted to take part . . . Babe Barna, former West Virginia grid star, now an outfielder for Connie Mack's "Athletics, will be given every "chance in' the 'work to make good." Babe was he're last October for the Gene Hassori reception. He's quitcVlikeablc chap and made a hit with the local fans who met him . . . Super-streamlined basketball has fulfilled its promise to keep Big Ten halls packed with customers and thrills. Fans got 20 per cent more action and more players had opportunities to show off because of the necessity for greater man-power under the spcedcd-up conditions through elimination of the center- jump . . . Next week is National Wildlife Restoration Week, a good time to join the Fayette County Fish Game Protective Association. Its By GEORGE XIRKSEY United Press StafT Correspondent. BATON ROUGE, La., Mar. 15.-Sight in the sanctum of "Terrible Terry," the steely-eyed, emotionless, call-a-spadc-a-spadc manager of the New York Giants, the National League pennant today was wrapped up and marked for delivery next October 2. It goes to the New York Giants by courtesy of Bill Terry, sometimes called the most misunderstood man in baseball. Fortunately enough for Terry it isn't necessary to be understood to win pennants. In five full seasons as John J. McGraw's successor Terry has won three pennants. If Terry's 1938 prophecy is fulfilled his record will be four flags in six years and three in a row. Smoking his pipe of contentment in a room overlooking the muddy waters of the Mississippi, Terry coldly analyzed the National League pennant race and told why he thought his Giants were a cinch to win again. "All you have to do is look at our club and compare it with the others to understand why I think the Giants will triumph again," said Terry. "I figure the Cubs will be the toughest opposition, and even they haven't improved any. Pittsburgh won't be any better unless young Rizzo improves their outfield. The Cardinals arc liable to be tough but have plenty of problems to solve before they can throw together a real club. "Go over the Giants. In Danning and Mancuso we have the best catching start. Our pitching staff is for and away the best. Hubbell and Milton ^will win more games than any other two pitchers in the league McCarthy is the best all-round flrsl baseman in Ihe league outside ol Camilli. Whitchcad is nest to Billy Herman at second. Bartell and Oti arc the league's best at short and third. "In the outfield Joe Moore bows only to Medwick. Leiber in center is liable to outshine everyone else in the leaugc. Ripple is the league's greatest right fielder. Our replacements arc good all around. If we have the league outclassed then why shouldn't we win the pennant?" Terry's viewpoint isn't unanimously shared among other baseball men. There are question marks Terry didn't seriously touch upon. Chief among them are: Who will take Slick Castlcman's place on the pitching stall if the sterling right-hander can't play because of his winter operation on his injured back?--Will Whitehead's play be effected by his appendicitis operation last month?-Can Ott stand up for a full season at third?--Will Danning live up to Terry's expectations as No. 1 catcher?--Can Leiber come back after last year's slump resulting Irom a blow on the head by one of Bob Feller's fast balls? As lor Castleman, Terry expects young Tom Baker, obtained last season from Brooklyn in a trade for Fred Filzsimmons, to take his place. Baker has shown promise but lacks experience'. Terry believes Whitc- hcad will be in camp within a week and ready to open the season April 19. Terry doesn't question for a minute Ott's ability to go the route at third. If Danning hits up to expectations, Terry says he has n chance to catch almost every game and keep Gus Mancuso on the bench permanently. Leiber's showing thus far has convinced Terry that Arizona Dutchman has fully recovered from last year's injury. The pitching staff on which Terry is placing his strongest reliance will be composed of Hubbcll, Melton, Schumacher, Gumbcrt, Baker, the two Baltimore rookies, Bill Lohrrnan and Hy Vandenberg, Dick Coflman, relief artist, and the two fat boys, Don Brcnnnn and Walter Brown. "Hubbcll still lias as much sttifT as ever and I'm counting on him for two more great years," said Terry. "Melton will be even better than when he won 20 games last year. Watch Gumbert. He's about ready for a big year and Baker looks as if he now has the experience to step into a starter's job." Entries are beginning to come in for the Connellsville amateur gold medal basketball tournament which s scheduled for State Armory March 25, 26 and 28 and which will be conducled under the sponsorship of the Central States Amaeur Independent Basketball Association of Indianapolis, Ind. The nonor of send- ng in the first entry in the senior classification goes to the California Merchants. Other senior teams who have notified Tournament Director Mis kinis that their entries will be in ENTRIES COMING IN FOR FIRST BASKETBALL TOURNEY IN CITY this week arc: Senior class, Con- nellsvillc Westinghouse and Casey Club, Ferryopolis Blairs, Smock Rookies and Ford City Merchants. Junior class teams which have mailed assurances that they will be present are Connellsville Para- mounts, Willow Inn, Dunbar Clover Farm, Dunbar Township Junior Varsity, Perryopolis Junior Varsity, Ford City Junior Merchants, McKeesport Hcrrington Five. Requests for entry blanks were received yesterday from the Braddock Falcons, North Union Ex-High and the Wheeling Blue Devils. The California Merchants will present one of the classiest quintets to appear at the armory this season, Their season's record, compiled to date against the best opposition in Western Pennsylvania, is 28 victories and only four defeats. The Merchants arc at present leading the Washington County League and regardless of he fact that crack teams from as far as Cumberland, Md., are expected o enter the local tourney, they will )c rated as one of the pro-tournament favorites. PITTSBURGH'S 5UHR NATIONAL LEAGUE'S GREATEST IRON MAN PITTSBURGH, Mar. 15.--The National League's greatest iron man of all time is again at first base for the Pittsburgh baseball club this year. Gus Suhr, Pirate captain, tmashed all records lor continuous play in the senior major circuit before his sensational streak was interrupted last year. Starting September II, 1931, the Buccaneers' great first sackcr played through almost six full seasons without being absent from the lineup at any time for the duration of a complete game. He did not miss playing in a championship contest from that date until June 5, 1937, when lie" withdrew from competition for a'-period of three days on account of the death of his mother at' the old family home in San Francisco. In the meantime, Suhr took part in the amazing total of 822 consecutive games, a record for continuous service that never has been approached in the National League, and that has been surpassed in any league only by Lou Gchrig's American League record of 1,965 straight games. The longest current streak in the National is Joe Medsvick's run of 485 contests. Medwick will have to carry on for more than two additional seasons to equal Suhr's figures. Spectators at Pirate games will see in Suhr one of the finest first basemen in the country. Gus combines a steel throwing arm with his rare ability to handle all sorts of thrown and batted balls. Though a right-hand thrower, he is not excelled by any left-hand first sacker in fielding a ground ball, firing it to second base for a force-out and getting back to first in time to receive a return throw for a double play. Suhr also is one o£ the most dangerous hitters in the majors. Dclmont Man Named. WASHINGTON, Mar. 15.--The coal commission appointed William B. Reed of Delmont, Pa., as chief of its cost and sales realization division. He has been a cost expert for District 7 (Southwestern West Virginia.) serration of wild life, conservation of foivsts and waters, opening ot posted pioperties, securing of favorable legislation for public, adequate restocking of field and stream, goodwill between property owner and sportsman, curbing of violation and creation of better sportsmanship . . . Sonja Henie was a third ranking tennis player in her native Norway long before she decided to make a living by the blades. Sonja wore out her welcome in Florida by high- program includes con- . hatting mayors, etc. Unioniown Beaten By Local Postoffice Club in Return Game Bowling on West Pcnn alleys Saturday night, Connellsville Postu Service defeated Uniontown by a margin of 165 pins, to average a setback suffered at the countyseat recently. The scores: CONNELLSVILLE Flanigan - - .147 Critchficld .._ 128 Dunston ..... 124 Phillips Filburr, Wandcl _______ .130 Arnold .. -- ........ Yaw . .. ____ -Nicholson . . . . _ _ _ 140 203 490 128 124 107 123 121 119 113 156 136 158 120 163 398 396 130 279 276 , 801 723 UNIONTOWN . 122 . 120 Totals Morris Roth ,,. .120 110 Kcrr , 138 00 Brownfleld . ..121 122 Juras . . . . 113 121 Jackson ,, -. - 147 124 Shockey . _ _ 109 930 2460 113 172 199 104 128 122 380 34 415 433 375 237 TotnlS _ ... 761 682 852 2295 State's Congressmen Will Seek Reelection WASHINGTON, Mar. 15.--Pennsylvania's 33 members of the U. S. House of Representatives arc expected to seek icolection this year. The 26 Democrats and seven Republicans already have set the preliminary machinery in motion for another campaign. Pennsylvania has 34 seats in the House. One has been vacant since resignation ot Henry Ellenbogcn January 3 when he became Allegheny county judge. Rules Campus To Thyraa Agness Amos, Little Rock. Ark., goes the honor of "ruling the campus" at the University of Pittsburgh. President ot the Women's Student Government Association. Miss Amos, a senior, is also honorary co-ed cadet colonel of Pltfi voluntary B. O. T. C. regiment. · 'Meal Ticket', 'Mickey Mouse' Giants Hopes By GEORGE KIRKSEY United Press Staff Correspondent. BATON ROUGE, La., Mar. 15.-Keep "Mickey Mouse" and "The Meal Ticket" together and you have the answer to way the New York Giants, despite their many apparent weaknesses, will again be formidable contenders for the National League title. "Mickey Mouse" and "the Meal Ticket"--CiifT Melton and Carl Hubbell, respectively, are the two greatest southpaws in the National League. They won 42 games last season--Hubbcll bugging 22- in his 10th year in the majors and Melton hanging up 20 in his first year up. Bill Terry, master mind of the Giants, will pile in the blue chips on Hubbcll and Melton again this season and defy any other club to match his two left-handed aces. "Hubbell is still Hubbell," says Terry, "and I don't know any pitcher that can match him. He has as much slufl as ever and I predict two more top years for him and then he'll go along and win as many games as the average pitcher for a couple of more years after that." When you consider thai Hubbell is the kind of a pitcher you can just about count on for 20 victories--he's won 21 or more for the past five seasons--and add to him Melton who is undoubtedly the brijhtes young pitcher in the National League, it's not hard to understand why Terry flaUy predicts the Giants will win their third straight pennant. With two such pitchers nronud, it's a cinch the Ginnts won't have any long losing streaks and Terry can bank on having two mound aces ready for every crucial series. Melton, who acquired the nickname ,of "Mickey Mouse" because of his large and unshapely cars, may indeed become the National League's No. 1 pitcher this season. His 20 victories and nine defeats gave him second plucc in the percentage last season and his earned run average of 2.G1 earned him the No. 2 spot in that respect. "Melton will win as many g.imcs as any pitcher in the league," predicted Tciry. "and that includes Hubbell. I intend to give Melton plenty of work this year because he's strong enough to take it. I plan to use Melton not only as a starter but as a reliever also, taking some of the buidcn oft Hubbell." The Giants have their .problems, but as long as Hubbell and Melton are hale and hearty and can go to the well every fourth day, the Terry- men' have a big edge on any other club in the National League's all-in- important pitching department. Ramsay Scores Four Points in Wrestling Meet; Gunners First Special to The Coutlcr. MOUNT PLEASANT, Mar. 15.-Ramsay High scored four points in the third annual wrestling tournament of the Western Pennsylvania interscholastic Athletic League as Canonsburg retained Its championship with 33 points and four individual crowns at Waynesburg. Greensburs had three individual titles and 27 points while TrafTord scored 20, Dormont 11, Carmichacls eight, Norwin and Elizabeth six each, Ramsay four, Franklin Township of Murrysvllle three, Sewickley Township of Hermtnic, Waynesburg and Stowe Township two each, and West Newton one. Individual champions crowned were DeMarino, Greensburg, 85; Custer, Canonsburg, 95; Phillips, Dormont, 106 Puchany, Canonsburg, 115; Pappert, Dormont, 125; Metzler, Greensburg, 135; Valmassoni, Trafford, 145; Paul, Canonsburg, 155; Bittlcr, Greensburg, 165; Ahwcsh, Canonsburg, heavyweight. Two of the three individual winners of a year ago successfully defended their laurels, Puchany, Canonsburg, and Mctzlcr, Greensburg, both of whom competed in heavier divisions this year. Stanley, Canonsburg, the other champion, was defeated in the finals. The summary includes: First Round. 305-pound class--DeLore, Greensburg, won over Scglln, Ramsay,- referee's decision; Elias, West Newton, threw Gcnevie, Freedom, in five minutes. 135-pound "class--King, Ramsay, threw King, Frnnkhn, 1:39; Everly, West Newton, won over Thomas, Waynesburg, referee's decision. 155-pound class--Shumar, Ramsay, won over Marritts, Franklin, decision. Quarter-Final Kound. 95-pound class--Cabos, Ramsay, threw Dott, Greensburg, in :28. 105-pound class--Scholl, Mount Lebanon, won decision over Elias, West Newton. 115-pound class--Gettomy, Ramsay, won decision over Foust, Greensburg. 125-pound class--Cernuto, Ramsay, threw Blair, Waynesburg, 3:01. 135-pound class--Moscovik, Can- onburg. won decision over Hellier West Newton; Packey, Herminic. threw King, Ramsay, in 1:07. 1'15-pound class--Ualnassoni, Trafford, won decision over Kalt, Ramsay; Callahan, Carmichacls, threw Everlyn, West Newton, in 4:38. 155-pound class--Began, TrafTord, won decision over Shumar, Ramsay. Scmt-Final Hound. 95-pound class--Custer, Canonsburg, dccisioncd Cabos, Ramsay. 115-pound, Trafford, dccisioned Gcttemy, Ramsay. 125-pound class--Cramer, Elizabeth, decisionpd Cernot, Ramsay. Consolidation Round. 95-pound class--Delin, TrafTord, threw Cabos, Ramsay, in 4:22. Gaseys Need Victory To Prolong Series As Icemen Move to Title Westinghouse Defeats Smock Rookies. 58-45 The Westinghouse basketters traveled to Smock Monday night and had little difficulty spilling the Rookies by a score of 58 to 45. At no time after the first quarter were the icemen extended, holding a 22-17 lead at the half and increasing the edge to 36 to 23 at the third period. The line-ups: Wcstlnghouse Reed, f -. Cartwright, 1 .-F. Miller, c Ru(t, g Zimmerman, g _ R. Miller, f Totals Smock Wcstcrbcrg. f _ F. Hudock, f J. Hudock, c Fuse, g Brown, 4 Kccfe, g Duffy, g G. _ 4 - 3 - 8 _ 5 _ 2 - 7 F. rts. 8 6 16 10 4 14 58 G. F. Pis. 29 45 Totals _._. --. 22 Score by quarters: Westinghouse ... 8 14 14 22--58 Smock . _. _ _9 8 523--45 Referee--Varguhch. The scries for the independent askctball championship o£ Con- ellbville will be resumed tomorrow ight at 9 o'clock when the crack Vestinghouse and Casey quintets .vill swing into action at State Vrmory. This will be the third meeting ot he two clubs and the tourney finds ic Westinghouse two up on the hallengers after a brace of hectic attles. The icemen need but one more victory to retain the gonfalon vhereas the Caseys have their backs o the wall and must come through tomorrow to siay in the series. One of the largest crowds of the ear will gather for the tilt because t is possible the local basketball alcndar will end with the fracas. A win for the icemen would do just hat. Both teams have been playing ibroad since their last series meeting md will be in the "pink" of condi- ion. There will be a preliminary game it 7:45 o'clock between the Paramount Juniors and the Harrington 'ive of McKecsport. 1,500 BOY SCOUTS WILL SEE PAGEANT AT WEST NEWTON More than 1,500 Western Pcnnsyl vania Boy Scouts will be the first to witness the revised pageant of the northwest territory sesqul-contennial celebration at West Newton Saturday, March 26. Only two peiformanccs can be given of the historical pageant at any stop made by the 37 persons who are reproducing the original trek made by pioneers from Ipswich, Mass., to Marietta, Ohio, in 1787. New historical data of the original trek has been discovered and written into the scrip. RAINBOW LEAGUE GIRLS DEFEATED The Rainbow League girls were defeated by the Masonic Temple lassies at the West Penn alleys by a margin of 47 pins in an exhibition bowling match. The scores: RAINBOW GIRLS N. Phillips ._ 98 86 83 Rude 135 94 .-_ 85 _ 85 --.103 _ 83 Sohonage 79 E. Phillips 95 Bcrkey ,, Wagner Francis ,, . Cage Pigman Westmoreland's Rural Carriers Serve 67,136 GREENSBURG, Mar. 15.--Sixty- .·.cven thousand one hundred and thirty-six persons are served daily by rural mail carriers of Westmoreland county. To get mail to this big share ot the lural population, 45 carriers are employed regularly and cover 1,491 miles of road each day, of which 580 miles are in the mud, 254 over gravel and 655 on hard surface. | The survey has been completed bj the county's rural letter carriers who, intend to/ impress upon the State Highway Department importance of having hard surfaced loads in the county to expedite regular mail delivery in the rural districts. 113 163 113 92 93 102 83 118 107 110 90 35 89 99 ·143 135 26' 355 367 288 27: 285 28 305 348 Totals 857 963 9512771 MASONIC GIRLS E. Ramage G. Albright , B. Ramage A. Albright. Gigliotti . Shearer . Wethercll B. Albright Fronek . .. Totals 890 1034 2818 Wlndbcr Wins Easily. Windber, Somerset county titlist whipped Saxton, 42 to 21, at Bedforc Saturday night to capture the laurels in District 5, W. P. I. A. A. ARE YOU WORRIED . . . ·bout c« Itut»lnv»ntt--ot olhtl dobli? Bring your pioblomi lo "Personal". . the 1*31 is ilmpl*, Relloanco *-- cut BIG payments down. No ·ndoiMis required. Quick · Loans up lo $300 -Private PERSONAL FINANCE CO. 376 Of/ic** Ninth Year In ConnclUvlll*. Over McCroy's. W. Crawford Avenue. Phone 34. CITY cimrrrox.smi' SEIUKS WESTINGHOUSE vs. CASEY CLUB Defending Ch.ips WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16th AT STATE AIDlOIiYpi) r. 31. Preliminary--7:45IJ. SI. Paramount Juniors vs. Harrington Vive. StcKcesport ADMISSION! Adults. :."· i Students, lot; Vestinghouse Has Won. Twice and Seeks An* other Triumph, \AAIN CONTEST AT 9 O'CLOCK Westminster Girls Prefer College Men As Their Husbands By United Press. NEW WILMINGTON, Pa., Mar. 5.--Senior girls , at Westminster College have expressed a preference 'or college men as husbands "because a man lifts a girl to his own social level when he marries." Both men and women expected to 'marry the girls or boys" back home or attending other schools. The girls expressed a belief that a girl marrying a non-college men was "dragged down" to a lower social level. NATIONAL USED PRICES Chrysler--Plymouth anil Service Theme JOTS "Itnicresl" L

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