CENTRAL NEWSK"::ALP, 1 rA., ii.d. 19, 13 section Ttfo I'i Ml TWIN TOWN b SPORTS By JIM HACKETT If one can take time to kick the overshoes into the corner after knocking the melting snows oft with, a few whacks on the door step, .tho baseball hot store league is in session. . . -. Although basketball, . according to statisticians, . has the largest number of ; participants - nationally,' and also draws the largest number of spectators through the season, the empowering national influence has failed to ooie its way into the local scene completely, . i , Baseball reigns supreme in the1 upper reaches of the Bux-Mont' Conference in spite of the football fantastics who count the gate and forget the kids in the lower end of the league. . - On Saturday the kids were out with the Valentine tags, this will lead .to the junior baseball league. There is talk of an amateur league in the North Penn Valley, and already the Class D league Is . e sconced in Lansdale. . . . What a setup for an aspiring baseball player. . If a kid comes out of high school with the necessary, equipment, phy- steal and mental, he is a cinch to get the nod from one of the local ... company. His crook ' at organized baseball will not carry him to the ,- wayward stations of the south, one of the usual detrimental treks that make a home-sick kid want to hang- up the glove. . . .There is little doubt that the baseball picture tihis year will be framed in activity seldom thought of and never" approached. . . To put It mildly, king ; horsehidc is even pressing the Hubbert Factory. For baseball magnate Ed reports that already the contractors are asking for basballs in nu-! mbers that make his head swim. Production must leap far above J. the demand. Fortunately, now and in the past, we have this generous Hubbert clan to bank on when the baseball situation gets tight. ' " i When and if the proposed onslaught en the crows (gets underway, :-t this will be one of many actions against this gregarious bird. The increase in the number-of the crows is a logical result of the kindness of ; nature and mam. , . Many of the crows seen here' during the winter ' are now on their way to breeding grounds in Canada. Clearing of the i bush in '.the. Providence has worked admirably, in. propagating the ,'. species, tor whereever the grain planting can be found, the crow will be on hand. That is why he haunts our locale during the winter. In fact he ". can be found in horrifying Humbert throughout this belt across the ii United States. The' shocked corn,, mildness of winters In eomparision : -- to 'Canada,-and excellent feeding facilities make this territory his home-i during the'snows.' Now he will take to wing, mate up, and breed. During the breeding season the crow is a homey fellow. There are no conclaves in the rooks nor swarmsin the fields at daylight. . . '-When the crow is moving" north, he may Btay..in a roost for a week or ihore.v When he is migrating south, his longest stay is one night .-. The nesting crow requires 10 ounces of food a day of about 13 Vi pounds - for its nesting life of three weeks. At the end of this time the bird will weigh one pound. During this time, the bird would have eaten two and one half times his weight in May bottles. The grasshoppers consumed, - if stuffed into one large insect, would be twice the size of the bird. Wild birds and poultry would each form a mass about one fifth of the : crow's -weight and corn approximately one and one half times its weight.. No less than 656 different items have been identified iahe food of a crow. There it is, the crow. Is he monster, menace, or friend t Locally, the first is probably true. 1 f.v s c:i- 1..7 ' - : , :-. - '....'. - One cannot pass' up the inspiring talk delivered by Dqbbie Weaver , at the Big Six football Conference banquet. .The Old Fox, as Junction-town' scribes tab him, pooh-poohed the training camps, additional coaches, etc found in the high school football program today. . . . He . lameneted the laughable wishes of some principals who wanted cham pionships above ail else. Dobbie said "give me kids with spirit, you take all the spangled extras." . .-iW can. near B. tan iwicnenmuier noa r ding'in assent. In spite of the Wgh esteem we hold these" men, we-eannot 1 concur under the present day conditions. . . . This statement Is made, ' fi.tlv nmuimberlntr the dav Dobbie Weaver took a band of All-Stars, A pave them a tire-name patter chatter, then watched in glecfuly admir ation when his boys scored on ttie first play of the game, a dazzling . 50 yard paw. . . .This they did against sit unbeaten Doyle?! -wn Vet elavenl the team that won the Big Six crown in 1946. Even witn tftis in - mind as stated previously, it is dog eat dog today and spirit will be growing to training. But spirit will always hold an inestimatable part ., infootbalL Time will tell. - " - --: '. :' ' ' j, . '"' '. ' ' '' WHn. Dubbin, null in those .leedles: The way scriveners are pull ing apart some basketball officials, one would think the sebra-striped - ! boys get a bang out of tooling the whistle. Having attended many ' meetings, we know for fact, this is untrue. Having blown tome games this winter, the point is this, coaches and the rules are more to blame ' Hum the referree. . . . Basketball is non-contact .short, supposedly. But today the teachers recommend manhandling and mauling the guy I on the pivot, shoving down with one arm, leaping up with the other under the Wketball, continual body blocking and legerdemain thai would mtko the average fan blink with amazement should he get dose enough. . . . Then after the rowdy basketball player geU in his body . punches, the coach wants a clean bill of healfl. en him, . . . After the ' coaches stop teaching pushing, pant holding, pivotnvin smashing, then they can tell the referrees what to do, until then, let them get their house In order. ".'; ' ' '''.' .''..;'".'.'.' : . '" ' ; 4 ' . . " . In the pant many young wen have berated the school board for not granting piny facilities at Sell-Perk high school Now' they hav. a fi.mmui.ity basketball Uaifue. They are wondering why the fans air-eonspcuous by their absence. . . . reuse one moment, men. Will ran" ' came out to see bodily harm done to boys ut of aheer dev bhner Do fans want U see one ha.id.cd .hot. from five feet in back of the foul circle continually? (Last week one young man took the ball on roar Hrcensive oceaakma, and in as many tries banged the oval from twenty i -..... w,l,i iihnut look at any of his mates! . . . There Is ". uhllit. t h.ve these privilege If the fellows who sought them cannot cart for them, then the time has come for a reckoning, time, the fcilows eannot blame the school board. ,' BaseballMeetiiags Point To Banner Diamond Year LARRY GLiGK NAMED TO PILOT LANSDALE CLASS D HAWKS . Team To Be Staffed With Rookies And Vets. Night Games WiH Be Played. Owner Td Move To North Penn Shortly. , ; ;': , j made his debut into Organized Bkll m 1939 when he purchased tan mi terest ' in the , Hazleton Moun LaiTy Glick, veteran North Penni baseball figure, has been selected by Joseph A.- Tito, owner of. the Lansdale franchise in the Class D North Atlantic League, to manage the (Lansdale Hawks in 1948. Tito, m a telephone conversation from his 'Hazleton home Mondav. said: "Although the formal con tract signing will not take place until I visit Lansdale on February 26, Larry and I have come to satisfactory terms and I feel the fans should be informed of my decis ion.'' - .. V Joseph A. Tito, Hazleton tonsor-ialist who bears a striking resemblance to flickerdom's Georee Raft. met the press last week and out lined nis plans for operation of the Lansdale franchise in the Class D North Atlantic Baseball League this year.' . ... lito' was escorted by Larry Glick, veteran, semi-pro manager in the North Penn Valley, and Jimmy McCabe, a Major League scout, and 'Michael Martuseilla in his trio around Lansdale. Tit's brother-in- law completed the foursome. There were conferences with Jacob M. Shelly, from whom Tito will rent the floodlight system, equipment, and locker room quarters; with Burgess E. K. Bean, Council President Floyd K. Bren-ninger, 'Councilman E. Paul Der-stine, Secretary Edward Mullin of Lansdale Chamber of Commerce, and many others. To Be Sole Owner t Tito, a native of Hazleton, married to the former Olga.Kachka, and father bf two girls, Carol, five, and Teresa, two, has been a barber in Luzerne county for twenty-five years and owns his own shop. . He has been a firm booster of baseball since the days when he played second base for semi-pro teams in the Hazleton area and he Sell-Perk Plays At Souderton Friday- On Friday night the" Sell-Perk-Souderton game will be slaved over the Souderton boards. This fame was slated for the Twin Town gym but the school authori ties agreed to play at Souderton, A huge throne is anticipated and ttU-itiIl.affoi.B)Mice,for the fans. 1q the first meeting - of the two teams "the largest crowd in Redskin history, jammed the court In - the preliminary fray, the junior varsity boys will play. Normally the girls' teams tangle but the Skin gals and Ethel Stout's maidens are too close to risk playing on foreign courts. This game will be played 3:30 on Friday af ternoon at the Consolidated gym. The Blue and Gray girls must win to stay near the lead. This calls for shaking off the drought in the scoring columns recently. . .. 'DUBLIN FOR'IS K1E FOR BUCKS CO. PLAY Definite steps were taken on Monday night to enter a Dublin team in tho Burks County baseball league, the oldext amateur loop in Kan tern Pennsylvania. A group of men from the community mpt in the jniblinf fire House, riajis were dikcUKKed and thouchta pro jected into raising fund, for the operation of the nine. Officers were elected. They were! president, H. E. Bis hop; vice premdont, Howard Moy-er; Mercury, Joseph llaenn; treasurer, Norman Fox; advjor board, Harold Meyers, Harr Huddle, Stary Carefoot, Louis Stpl- labott. Ai (Jnur. The team will play their home games on the soft-ball field. ' . This ' ' BOWLING HATFIELD MA JO US Franny Ik-ntey, like old man Viver, hint keeps rolling along, and with him goes the A and L Market 4iiid. lt week Hcrg splattered a 631 triple over the llatfteld alleys, on of the main reasons Main llolrl eluwrbed a 3-0 shellacking. A and L (3) rgey, W; SolH- day. 5J: Moll, &!; Crmithamcl. .. Rl'.l: AnElmi'Oyen '467. Came scores! WH. 081. Total, 2T8fl. Vi M.in Molrl (0 Srhwaier. M1 i Wiedner, b'i: rhrauner, W7; J JCrnet 4W! r.octter, 4TS. (Jme 5 scores: 861, 871. 825. Total, 2i07 i - OWl.S I.EACFB Owl (1) Tl MaiHey, 417; K Vridi"vr, 47"; W. Vninvol" 1- p Vf;i!'nwvi.r (1). V.S; e' Hagcr, 608; Pari si, n09: Lewis 509; ' Oerhart, 492; Pctrie, 60C. Game scores: 815, 761, 851. Total, Robins () N. Schuster, 491; B. Hendricks, 404; K. Beck, 472; R. Wolfe, 4f6; 6. Kelly, 457; K. Oravrr, 540. Game scores: 845, 8H, 781. Total; S430. Oriole (J) J. Milter, 61-1; R. SpoeH, 644; W. Hunsicker, 491; C. Kaufman (O. Ij9: H...Sonder (2). ; K Larlick, 483: L. Horn, 60S. ;sm scores: 874, 864, 847. Total. 2585. Eaelni (0) Dillon, 509; 7.. Myers, 4!M: . Deteiler. M; S. Welrhack, 4TO; J. Radics, 4; B. Cotdrrrt, il8. .ni corca: 818. 8'l, 839. Toisl, 2493. Psrrou (3) Dunlap, 4R; J. T.vlnr. 492: W. DeLona. 451; P. Zlegler, 679; E. Konenberger, 4.8; T. H. Weidemoyer. 6fi9. Game Score: 824, 871, 824. Total, 2621. Vsllurw (2) Bliu-kwril (2) 2.r2; ft. Ottel (2), 301; Benner, 18; Nuns (2). SM: Gredlcek, Ml: .Senior. 6fi): I. pidnrnner, Game scores: 917, 671, 84S. Total, 2V:U, Hiwks (U-H. Kmniw, MM; W ! n Vi-'er trr: Vi Kumi-r, 4SI; O 1 iv-vrr '. i - i: 1-r- ), r.H: I. taineers, a member of, the Inter-j State League, in mid-6eason, l'Jw he moved the f ranch is to Lan caster." ' . ' :: :V . February 1 Tito heard of She!-; ly's intention of dropping from th East Penni League and he Ininiedii ately contacted Jake,- with thfc iff-i tention of bringing" pro ball to' Lansdale. Two days later, Tito and League President Landgraf came to Lansdale and made , arrangements with Shelly to use. his baseball facilities., - , ., . . Things moved swiftly thereaftei, and on February. 8, Tito : was gran-ted permission, by the NAL to field his club at 'Lansdale. He. will be the sole owner of the team.nd at the present time has' do plans S affiliate - with a,- Major Leajrue team, although he .has. had several offers to do so. - V - Mundell May Berlrst - Negro Athlete At Penn. . Earl Mundell, t Ambler ; Higa School's sensational football pla er who scored 206 points in niii Bi-Mont Scholastic Football Co ference games last fall, five mark ers short of setting a new.natkm! interscholastic record, iiill undergo an aptitude test, April 3 at the University of Pennsylvania. pr: paratory to entering the institution in September. . He has been granted a four-year scholarship and will.be the first 'Negro to participate in athletics at Penn. Mundell, accompanied by his high school coach, Johnny Meyers, was recently, interviewed., by George Munger, varsity grid mentor; Jack Welsh, - freshman grid leader, and Jack , Glaseott, . track pilot. '. . Mundell, born April 18, 1930, fn Abington, ' resides at Kdrth Hills, and is an honor student at AHS with a ninety-three, average. He will major in either' physical education or law. . -.. ' The record Mundell, was seeking was that set bv Bill' DrfrreA-oit, Chicago, in .1037., Bill tallied 11! points. ' - ,v:. - - j. PRO BSSEEMffir - Last week Laura Moyer, blonde thatched baseball player, received aord that sha has been accepted jn the girl's AIl-American Batseball League. Laura, a resident of Sil-verdale,' learned her baseball on the lots In that borough, then made history at Souderton high school, While she wore Redskin regalia, Sporfs Calendar BASKETBALL SELL-PERK CBL Standings Sellersville Legion Perkasie Legion . . . Jay Gee Mfg. beJlersville Moose . Blooming Glen ... . Perkasie Owls U; S. Gauge . . . . . . W 7 Its'. 44 VI : 12 10 6 4 2 :' . ' Next Week's Games . MOXDAT. FEB. L'S :iN-rkaiB l.f-K'oa vs. Gau(;o Owln vn. Itluooiint; .Clcn WKDNEHI1AT, FEB. 25 l'"Tl;. i.fKinn vs. Blooming Glen Owls v. Jay Cei' , MON'UAT, MARCH i ' Jy G vs. Siillersvllle Lesion - - Owl8 vn. Moone -WKU.NK8UAT,- MARCH 4 - Cniuse vn. Ht-U. l.eslon - Klootiiins Olr-n vs. Jay Geo JHOMMI. MARCH ' f'lavoff i, WKDNKHDAT, MATtCH 11 risyon . '',' HONDA T, MARCH 16 I'layclf ... . . .;,;':'v1;a1 j .''''" V BUX-MONT CONFERENCE j. - Friday's Game Sell-Perk at Souderton 7 P. M. - Tuesday's Game Sell-Perk at Ambler ' 'Standings Springfield Doylestown , . . . . Lansdale Ambler Souderton . . .... Jenkintowh. ..'..:. Upper Moreland Quakertown . . ; Hatboro . . . , , Sell-Perk W 13 11 10 10 . 9 7 6 ,4 L 2 4 5 .'5 6 8 9 11 12 13 Pts. , 26 ' 22 .20 - 20 18 14 , 12 8 6 . ',4 j r BIG. NINE CONFERENCE - -' ' "v ' " W L Quakertown ....... 10 1 Sellersville .. , 9 6 Lansdale .......... 7 4. -North Wales .. 7 5 Coopersburg 8 7 Perkionien- 8 7 Scbwenksville 6 -; 7 Souderton . . 4 10 Whitpain , .v 0 12 This Week's Games Saturday, Feb. 21, 1948 Lansdale at Sellersville " :S-P gym 7:30 P. M. . . ' Pet. .909 .643 .636 .683 .633 .533 .417 .286 .000 816 9 MOOSE WIH THREE III LEAGUE North Wales, Indians Beaten. Schuster Paces Horned Men Attack. Sellersville Moose made gigantic strides toward a playoff spot in the Big Nine Basketball Conference in the last week. Pat Itenninger'K Horned Men won three games and moved in to an almost surefire spot for the playoffa. 'Last Thursday the North Wa1es Itedskins felt the rushing basket-making of the Moose. The Skins fell 67-42.' On Saturday night at me l wan lowm gym, the t'erkio-men Indians were knocked off their pinto ponies and rolled in the dirt by a 62-48 score. Tuesday the Moose returned to the Consolidated gym to meet the Jiedsk'ns and hung another beating on their painted and pallid faces. The Skins suffered a 43-37 loss. Eddie Schuster tallied 56 ooints in the three frays, 16 against the &Kins in we tirst meeting, Z4 witn the Indians, and then -i heaped 16 more on the Redskins in the second meeting, duplicating the first try. John Werst notched 40 markers in the 3 frays, Ernie Seip 31 over the same course. ' . . , Two additional weeks of play remain in the Bia Nine season be fore the Shaughnessy - playoffs. Quakertown has aparently clinched the coveted -top honors and the Sellersville Moose are in the thick of the fieht.for the runner-un berth. - , : . AL1ATEUR BALL LEAGUE MEETS SUM- . ;s '''' ' ' : . Self-Perk Nine One - ' Of Teams Interested. 5 Others To Play.. Sunday afternoon six teams representing . communities of . the North Penn Valley will send personnel to a huddle at the Perkasie Owl's Nest The sextet will wrestle with the formation of an, amateur baseball league, designed along the lines oc the territorial allocation found in the Big Six Football Conference and the Bie Nine basket- Larrup in' Laiiri flung her school I 'f?-v '.- ' . ... ..... i ,f i .--I iell-Perk Fleetwing, Quakcr- t.t. wihw-ii uues. tier noppingi tow AA liia Jjibs Souderton, j fast one, from an overhand motion, was the telK of the conference. She also toted a big oat. ' When she .entrains for Florida In April, she will- be seeking a berth on the mound with One of the teams in the Conference. All the players train together then ar as signed to various clubs throughout the mWweRt. Hut there will be "litTeronco In her pitching technique for shs will have tn throw underhand. She states, the change will not bother her in tho least. Another girl batwlelder, Ruth Richard, Argus,- intends to make the trip again. Hulh Warred for the Grand Rapids Chirks in 1947 and Is looking forward to a start-role again.. She was one of die leading swatters In the loop. The duo will make the trip together. East Greenville,, Vnylestown Vets, and the lansdale Vets will have spokesmen on hand. Three of these teams weret in the hast Penn League lor the past two years, some longer. None have committed theimtelves on further play in the KI'I. but have intimated withd raw-al should a suitable circuit bo organised. . : - Organisers of the league feel a definite need for this brand of ball to augment the high school and junior legion program. Particularly this is true with the advent of organised baseball in our locale. Any youngHter showing ability ot note will he snapped up by Irry Glirk. a shrewd judge of bawbsll talent. This will alTord a whirl in organised ball without the Ions arduous trio to the Southland and the madcap bush play. To The Victor Belong The Spoils And Jooeph K. "Dobbia" Weaver, president of the Big Six Football Conference, presents the tro-phie to the winning club rcprenentatlves at the recent loop banquet Jcb Shelly, lansdale Jlswk pmmotor, Irft and PotiKln A-sennth( dira-lnr of V.f IvV'iit!! cj fiii f ?i;'ir.j''y riN-fVvril Ct'if !-- -...! ' V ; ' . ..: t playoff title after winning the crown in 1946. Thr 111 Six ha enjoyed two years of successful life nd 1948 appears to be even bigger and better with every team expressing mounting enthusiasm. Mule than 20 attended the banquet and pphy Owl's Panipict Hall, h m ! .-,-: r. TV, ' SELL-PERK BOYS LOSE 2 IRE III GUUlOliT Jenkintown, Doylestown Win. Springers Near Conference Title. - Tuesday's Results Jenkintown 4!i; Springfield 41 ' Doylestown 68; Sell-Perk 31 . Ambler 50; Quakertown 29 Souderton 63; Hatboro 42 Lansdale 26; Upper Moreland 24 Four Jenkintown sharp shooters notched double point figures and defeated Sell-Perk 62-47 ' at the Consolidated gym on Friday night. Meanwhile Kenny Kratz, pint-sized forward,-took on gargantuan proportions with his lauddble exhibition. - : - - ; . " ' ' '. '. Keen Kenneth slipped in the first 6 markers registered 'by the Twin Towners. This coupled with his slight build brought ebullient" ohs and ahs from the full house crammed in to witness the fray; Bitt to prove his early ' spurt was no phony, Kratz went on to pump in 18 more digits for a 20 point total. : Springfield continued their mastery in Bux-Mont play with a 36-21) win. over Upper Moreland on Friday. With only four more games remaining, the Spartans are sure fire bets to win the loop tiara and enter the PIAA tournament - Doylestown moved into second place with a narrow1 32-80 win over Hatboro. 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