The Evening News from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on January 28, 1949 · Page 21
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National Midget League Director Outlines Plans Development of the midget base ball program throughout the East and its benefits to youth were de scribed by Carl E. Stotz, of Wil-liamsport, originator and national director of the game, at two meet ings held in this city yesterday First, Stotz explained the great strides made by the midget players to the Kiwanis and Optimist clubs in the Penn-Harris Hotel and then, last night at the Stoner Bottling Works, gave a more comprehensive report on the feasibility of organizing midget baseball clubs in this area this year. As a hobby, Stotz founded the, game of midget baseball for boys ranging m ages from 8 to iz years in Williamsport in 1939. Starting with three teams, the idea spread until it now has expanded through six states to a present personnel of more than 70 teams, he said. In terested persons and sports-minded businessmen have aided materially in keeping the program going and helping to operate the so-called Little League baseball outfits. Declaring that the cost of operating midget league teams is comparatively small, Stotz pointed out - that more persons are becoming interested in the movement each year. Modern facilities now make it possible for the youthful players to be supplied with the 'test kind of equipment and they, in turn, respond by taking an active part in the game. Fields have been provided for tourneys and the best hotels and accommodations provided for the teams, indicating that the players today face few of the handicaps that held back many others in the past, according to Stotz. Rules Explained How the system devised by the national director works at present, which won much favor last year at the national tourney in Williams-port, was further described by Stotz yesterday. An "auction system" en ployed by the league and other rules pertaining to the set-up, also were touched upon briefly. Indications are that another meet ing will be held here within the next week or two at which all per sons interested in the midget baseball league project will be invited to attend. Any person wishing to sponsor a midget league team is urged to keep informed of the proposed session. Fields Available Cooperation in the midget program has been pledged by the Har-risburg Park Commission, which has made provisions in its budget for the construction of two midget ball diamonds, one of which will be located at the Harrisburg Boys' Club field, Berryhill street near Hummel, and the other on the Lower Island. Four fields have recently been made available at Carlisle for midget play this Summer, three of them by the Carlisle school board. The West Shore, where the game was first played ,in the Greater Harrisburg area, will have two leagues next season. Yesterday's meeting, was attended by local sports figures and city officials, being arranged by Charles Whisler, president of the Optimist Club, and O. B. Lank, Kiwanis Club president. Les Bell, manager of the Harris' burg Senators baseball team, who was among the guests attending, remarked that he thought the pro gram was an excellent idea and a good way to build up the diamond stars of tomorrow. In connection with his talk, Stotz showed movies of the national championship game between Lock Haven and a Florida entry last year at Williamsport. Other guests at the meeting who were introduced included Robert C. Leitner, city park commissioner; Russ Tuckey, director of recreation, Park Department; Harvey En-sminger and Vern Leisure, president and vice-president of the Harrisburg Senators baseball club, respectively; Eugene G. Farrell, executive assistant to the publisher of the Patriot-News Company; Jack Hooper, WHGB; Pete Wambach, WKBO, and Ed Gundaker, WHP, sports broad casters. The following clubs or communis ties were represented at last night's meeting: Kiwanis Club, Optimist Club, Rotary Club, Boys' Club of Harrisburg, Marine Corps League, Riverside A. C, Oberlin, Penbrook and all clubs which were members of the West Shore Midget League last year. Battle Between Reading HdiMorrison Quits York Heads Court Frogram;nt ,, T u : Catholic, Steelton at Home? anmVK m Surprise Move By IZZY KATZMAN While Catholic High's basketball team seeks revenge against St. Edward's of Shamokin at the Palestra and Steelton entertains one of the strongest teams of District 4 in Williamsport, perhaps the biggest scholastic attraction in the State tonight will be contested at Reading where the Red Knights and York come together for the Central Pennsylvania Leasue leadership. Parish Tilts Go To Hitfh Scorers All games in the Senior Parish "A" Basketball League, played at the Catholic Youth Center last night, were won by convincing margins Our Lady of Blessed Sacrament bowled over St. Theresa's, 58 to 26; St. Mary's took the measure of St. Francis, 57 to 32, and St. Peter's tripped Our Lady of Seven Sorrows, 49 to 38. Leading scorers in each game were Powers, of Our Lady of Blessed Sacrament, and J. Rados, of St. Mary's, with 18 points each, and Murray, of Our Lady of Seven Sorrows, with 13. Score by periods O L. B. S 12 13 14 1958 St. Theresa's 10 1 6 9 26 Referees. Maronic and Bennett. Score by Periods St. Mary's 18 6 12 2157 St. Francis J 10 6 1032 Reeree: Maronic. Score by Periods O. L. of Sorrows 8 4 10 1838 St. Peter's 12 10 12 1549 Referees: Maronic and Bennett. Extend Win Streak The undefeated Junior Optimists basketball team scored its seventh victory by defeating Battery A, 43 to 38, at the Armory on Wednesday night. Shultz sparked the Optimists' attack with 11 points. Reading has an all-over record of 13 victories and one defeat, and the White Roses have a 10 and one mark, but each are undefeated in league competition. Each has beaten the six other clubs in the circuit, and this game will wind up the first half for both teams. The Red Knights did not suffer their first reverse until last Tuesday, after winning 13 straight, when they lost a 52-to-51 decision at Bethlehem Earlier this season, Reading on its home court trounced the Hurricanes, 57 to 38. York's lone defeat came at the hands of Coatesville last month, 43 to 35, when it was without the services of Lou Brown, top play maker, who was ill. Comparison Conflicting The above records indicate there is little to choose between the teams, Reading has averaged 51 points against league rivals while limiting them to 34, whereas the Roses have rolled up a 56-point 'average while giving up 39. On this basis, York would be the more powerful team by five points while the Knights would be the stronger team defen sively by five points. These same records also show that each beat three teams more decisively than the other. Reading showed larger margins against Wil liam Penn (41), Steelton (10) and Hershey Industrial (12); York did better against Lancaster (14), John Harris (37) and Lebanon (37). Using the comparative scores as a barometer, Reading beat every team by at least 10 points. The Roses, however, had two games they won only by six and three-point margins. In this connection; though, it should be pointed out that whereas Reading was given its closest game by Steelton, York, though winning over the Steamrollers by only six points, hurdled a more difficult assignment as the game was played at Steelton. On the other hand, both Reading and York played Hershey Industrial on their home courts, and Reading would show the edge in this comparison in that it won by 12, whereas the Roses emerged with only a three-point edge. Standout Players Both teams boast excellent per sonnel and strong reserves. The Knights have two of the league's top scorers in Connie Dettling, six foot, five-inch center, and Leon Mil ler, six foot, four-inch forward. Dave Ritter has been the Roses' leading scorer. Both also have top-flight operatives in the backcourt, Reading in Dick Nein and the Roses in Brown. So far as the two teams are concerned, Reading's biggest asset is its height advantage. Dettling and Miller tower well above any regular players on York. However, the Roses rate the edge in speed and, despite their comparative lack of height, have in Ronnie Simmons and Brown several boys who might give Reading's big men quite a battle off the boards. If one team must be favored, it probably would be the Knights inasmuch as the game is being played on their home court. Yet, the Steelton court wasn't any handicap to the Roses, and the Reading floor could prove no different. Simon Marked Man In St. Edward's, Catholic High's chief task, it appears, will be to check John Simon. He was the big gun in the Crusaders' earlier defeat at Shamokin, 59 to 36, scoring 19 points. The game at Steelton brings to gether two of the better teams from Districts 3 and 4 and will serve as an interesting comparison in rating the clubs from both areas. Camp Curtin will invade York for the second time within a week to meet Edgar Fans Smith tonight in a Central Pennsylvania Junior High League game. Last Tuesday the Terrors beat Phineas Davis in the White Rose city, 41 to 31. The second half of the Lower SuS' quehanna Conference race will get under way with Susquehanna Town ship at Lower Paxton, Camp Hill at Swatara Township, New Cumberland at Middletown, Enola at Lemoyne and Highspire at Hummelstown. Southern Pennsylvania Conference teams will not start their second- half until next Tuesday. But two of the clubs face keen rivals, with Hershey going against Hershey Industrial and Hanover tangling with Delone Catholic at McSherrystown. Another game involving bitter rivals comes off tomorrow night, when William Penn and John Harris tangle at the Palestra. Comparative scores over league teams follow: Reading York 58 - 17 William Penn 61-38 58 - 45 Lancaster 41-27 47 - 37 Steelton 42-36 45 - 33, John Harris 72-35 44 - 31 Lebanon 76-39 55 - 43 Hershey Industrial. . 45-42 Scholastic Basketball Games Tonight Central Penna. League York High School at Reading High. Lower Susquehanna Conference Susquehanna Township at Lower Paxton Township. Camp Hill at Swatara Township. New Cumberland at Middletown. Enola at Lemoyne. Highspire at Hummelstown. Central Penna. Jr. Hifh League Camp Curtin Jr. High School at York Edgar Fahns Smith Jr. High. Unner Dauohln Learue Frailey Township at Porter Township. Wiconisco at Lykens. Elizabethville at Lower Mahanoy Joint High. Tower City at Williamstown. Twin-County League Newport at Juniata Joint High, Miff- Iintown. Perry County League Greenwood Joint High at Liverpool. New Bloomfield at Blain. Adams County League Boiling Springs vs. Biglerville, at Mechanicsburg. Littlestown at East Berlin. York Springs at New Oxford. Lebanon County League Palmyra at Myerstown. Schaefferstown at Cornwall. Lancaster County League Elizabethtown at East Donegal. Eastern Penna. League Easton at Hazleton. Pottsville at Bethlehem. South Schuylkill League Schuylkill Haven at Hegins. Branch Township at Orwigsburg. Tremont at Minersville. Pine Grove at Reilly Township. Cass Township at Port Carbon. Other Games Williamsport at Steelton. South Lebanon at Annville. Burnham at Reedsville. Carlisle at Carson Long Institute, New Bloomfield. Newville at Dunpcannon. Washington Township at Greencastle. Hanover at Delone Catholic, McSher rystown. Hershey High vs. Hershey Industrial School, at HIS. Renovo at Jersey Shore. Lebanon Catholic at Lebanon High. Mercersburg at McConnellsburg. Berrysburg at Millersburg. St. Francis Prep at Manchester, Md. Hagerstown at Waynesboro. Yeagertown at Milroy. Mt. Union at Lewistown. Scotland at Shippensburg. West Beaver Township at Freeburg. Game Tomorrow Night Central Penna. League John Harris High vs. William Penn High, Palestra. Game Sunday Central Penna. Catholic League St. Frances Prep at York Catholic, PHILADELPHIA A new football coaching vacancy was created at Temple University yesterday when it was announced that Ray Morrison would not be back in that capacity next season. The university announced Mor rison's resignation late yesterday. A spokesman told report ers that Temple "had no inkling that Mor rison would resign. We certainly were caught by surprise. The spokesman said Morrison had no immediate plans for the future. Morrison declined to comment. The onetime mentor at Southern Methodist and Vanderbilt had been at Temple for nine years. His sec ond five-year contract had one more year to go. Robert Geasey, publicity director for the university, said Morrison submitted his resignation on the ground that he "believed it to be of mutual interest" to himself and the university. Temple, a onetime grid power, had slid down the ladder in Eastern foot ball for ' the past several seasons. Morrison's record at Temple was 32 victories, 38 losses and nine ties. May Coach Austin Morrison said he intends to re main in football, but would say nothing further than "I'm going South." A rumor last week said that Mor rison intended to go to Austin College, Sherman, Texas, to take over as coach. He said at that time the rumor was "all news" to him. Morrison replaced Fred Swan coach of Temple in 1940, coming to Temple from Vanderbilt. Prior to that, he' coached at Southern Meth odist, where he was recognized as the father of the aerial circus brand of the gridiron game currently pop ular in the Southwest. Geasey said the university made no plans to choose a successor to Morrison, stating that Temple will give "careful study before any course of action is taken. Return to Power Expected By New, Cumberland Coach In Coming Grid Campaigns Fred Peiffer, New Cumberland High football coach, feels that prospects for a successful season in 1949 are encouraging. He expressed this belief at the 17th, annual banquet for the West Shore school's football squad at the Citizens Hose Company last night. After producing winning teams at New Cumberland for 11 years, Peiffer has had no more than medi-T' ocre success with his last two out Shippensburg Pinned By Hershey Wrestlers Winning every match, including three by forfeit, the Hershey High wrestling team shut out Shippens burg last night, 57 to 0. Shippens burg is sponsoring a mat team for the first time this year. The results were as follows: 95-Pound Class E. Laudermilch won over Wilson by fall in 1 minute and 58 seconds. 103-Pound D. Cassel won over Pen-singer in 5.52. 112-Pound Hoffman won over Entfle by fall in 6.35. 120-Pound R. Laudermilch won over Leberknight by fall in 2.31. 127-Pound R. Cassel won over Hershey in 3.18. 133-Pound Pitsenberger won over Tritt by fall in 5.58. 138-Pound Fasnacht won by forfeit. 145-Pound Houck won over Clever by fall in 1.15. 154-Pound Strickler won over Warner by fall in 5.58. 165-Pound Wagner won by forfeit. 185-Pound Snyder won by forfeit. Women Bowling Leaders Named 307 206 337 217 Middletown Vets Defeat Knights MIDD&ETOWN Building to its lead in each quarter, the Middle-town VFW basketball team registered a 67-to-44 victory over the Knights of the Golden Eagle here last night. In a battle for individual scoring laurels, the Vets' Gustin garnered 24 points to edge the Eagles' Campbell, who tallied 22 counters. The VFW cagers led, 30 to 20, at halftime. Score by periods Middletown VFW 18 12 15 2267 Golden Eagles 15 5 12 12 44 Referee, Raud; timekeeper, Capka; scorekeeper, Roth. , During the first of two week-ends of competition in the City Women'? Tournament at the Mapleway Alleys, Menger's Cleaners team showed the way for the other clubs with a total of 2571. However, the mark will be in jeopardy as many more of the 56 teams return to action this week end. Other leaders in the meet, and their scores, are as follows: Doubles Vance and Mitterlehner, 1045; singles Swartz, 581; and all events D. Stump, f405. There are 111 .doubles entries in the tournament, a handicap event, and 209 singles and 205 all-events contestants. Miss Marie Lemoine, 1948 all-events champion, rolled the first ball to begin this year's tour ney. There will be further competition in the tournament tomorrow and Sunday, less than half of the entrants having participated previ ously. Bowling times for the week end are as follows: Tomorrow after noon and tomorrow night, 3 o'clock, 5.30 o'clock and 8 o'clock; and Sun day afternoon and Sunday night, 1 o'clock, 3 o'clock, 5.30 o'clock and 8 o'clock. 1 Leaders in the event at present include the following: Handicap Scores 1. Menger's Cleaners 2571 2. Five Dames 2522 3. (Argenbright for Ins 2447 4. Toppers) 2447 5. Feller's. 2445 6. Wayne Hite 2439 7. Hermann Shoes 2405 8. Middletown Merchanettes 2404 9. Lucky Strikes "B" Div 2401 10. Who Knows? 2397 11. Split P's 2393 Doubles (Handicap Scores) 1. Vance & Mitterlehner 1045 2. Fostar & Koch 1033 3. Scarberry and Kennedy 1030 4. (Nicholas and McSea 1027 5. Herbert and Wright) 1027 6. Fittrer and Bailey 1027 7. Parkton and Shalkop 1010 8. McNamara and Scabold 1010 9. Stump and Lemoine 1003 10. Pipes and Mumma 995 11. K. Miller and Perry . 993 Singlet (Handicap Scores) ' I. Swartz 581 2. Mumma 573 3. Eisenberg 571 4. Ptpes '. 561 5. Croft 552 6. MacDonald 550 7. Mitterlehner 544 8. Ludwig 543 9. Tangcr 537 10. Simpkins 533 ' ALL-EVENTS (Scratch Scores) I 1. D. Stump . 504 457 444 1405 Team Dbls. Singles Tot. 2. K. Ludwig .. 456 447 462 1365. 3. L. Swartz . . 434 403 515 4. A. Mumma . . 401 452 492 5. M. Tanger . . 445 401 447 fl. H. Byers .. 415 434 439 7. )A. Kohl .. 426 423 432 8. JR. Pipes . 414 384 483 9. C. Conklin 471 385 421 10. (I. MDonald 399 427 448 11. U Koch . 405 462 407 1352 1345 1293 1288 1281 1281 1277 1274 1274 AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE New Haven, 2; Buffalo, 0. Indianapolis, 4; St. Louis, 4 (tie). Alumni Bows at Mechanicsburg MECHANICSBURG By taking advantage of throws from the foul stripe, the Mechanicsburg High School cagers turned in a 55-to-49 decision over the Alumni quintet here last night. Although they were outscored from the field, 22 to 20, the under grads displayed superior shooting in making 15 single-pointers while the Alumni combination made only ,five. Individual scoring honors went to the high school's Jacobs, who racked up 19 points on half a dozen field goals and seven charity throws. The Wildcats led, 30 ot 22, at in termission. In the preliminary contest, the Mechanicsburg reserves defeated the Mechanicsburg Hi-Y cagers, 34 to 17. Charles Miller and Ronald Pease each scored eight points for the win ners. Score by periods Mechanicsburg 14 16 12 13-55 Alumni 4 18 15 1249 Referees, Zimmerman and Millen. COLLEGE BASKETBALL Wake Forest, 52; Duke, 50. , Michigan State, 63; Wayne, 48. Alabama, 39; Auburn, 37. California (Pa.) Teachers, 79; Slippery Rock Teachers, 65. Alabama, 39; Alabama Poly, 37. Morehead, 68; Georgetown, Ky., 52. St. Joseph's, Ind., 65; Huntington, 54. Texas Wesleyan, 53; Siena, 49 (extra period). Evansville, 84; Southern Illinois, 67. fits. But he pointed out that the Tigers can start a drive toward the lofty pinnacle they so long occupied with the proper cooperation, including the townspeople, in the next campaign. Good spirit is essential to every winning team, he said, and the support of all is necessary to promote it. Other talks were given by Whitey Bailets, assistant coach; Russel Poole and Robert Deck, junior-varsity coaches; Johnny Johnson, basket ball coach; Herbert Curry, band di rector, and Jerry Kaufman, secre tary of a banquet committee which arranged the dinner. Gifts Presented Also honored with the football squad were the cheerleaders and band. Gifts were presented to the coaches and band director by each group. The varsity squad gave Peiffer a traveling bag and Bailets a fishing kit, the presentations being made by Donald (Bucky) Thomas and Loy Hockersmith. Dick Hain gave Poole a set of carpenter's tools and Deck a wallet in behalf of the junior-varsity squad, and Jim Valkus presented Curry with a pen for the band. Toastmaster was H. G. Snavely, The invocation was offered by John Parthemore. After the dinner, there were movies and dancing. Attendance Restricted Because of the .limited capacity of the firehouse, the affair was not open to, the public. In previous years, this event was attended by a large number of townspeople, but because Baughman Memorial Meth odist Church and . the American Legion Post, only places in the community large enough to handle a bigger tournout, are being remod eled, the committee restricted the dinner primarily to the honored guests. Members of the varsity squad were: Perry Alberts, Robert Bates, George Baylor, James Dowrich, Richard Ehman, Donald Fickes. Richard Gher. Loy Hockersmith. Garth Hoffman, Robert Johnson, Tim Kelley, Richard Long, Richard McClure, Jack Messick, George Mikos, Otto Miller, Fred Monigan, Jack Quick, Melvin Shaeffer, Robert Snavely, Vance Souders, Charles Stone, Donald Thomas. Merle Wise, William Yocum and David Zimmerman. Members of the reserve sfuad were: Norman Bashnre, Owen Best, John Brackbill, Gene Brinton. William Brown, George Cline, Mark Depue, Norman Eckert, Robert Eichelberger, Clair Fet- row, George Fetrow, Jack Fisher, Robert Forry, Charles Gross, Richard Hain, Gary Harlacker, Milton Herman, William Hor-ton, Henry Hostetter, James Keat, William Jackson, Jr., William Leader, Clair McCreary, Paul McKerrocher, Ronald Mowrey, John Murray, Gilbert Parthemore, William Peiffer. Donald Shuler. Gary Smith, Blain Sorenson, Nesbit Straley, Joe Temple. Dale Updegraph, Robert Zeigler and Gene Zook. Managers were Mart Baldwin, Arley Bates and John Robertson, and cheerleaders were Nancy Anderson, Pat Boyer, Barbara Conley, Carolyn Gensemer, Jean Lewis, Joanne Miller, Jill Robertson and Jeanne Weigle. jiKto"! THE EVENING NEWS, Harrisburg, Pa., Friday, January 28, 194921 Radio Programs THIS EVENING t 8TATIONS ON THE AIB (Recular Broadcast) WHP (Cbs) I40k WKBO (nbc) 1230k WHGB (abc) 14110k WCMB 9fi0k WJZ 770k WNBC 6(!Ok won link WCBS 88Uk FM Stations fm-VVHP 97.3 mec. Channel 247 fm-WABX 100.9 met Channel 2li5 8:30 P. M. WKBO Red Skelton WHGB -The Sheriff & Champion Rollcall WOR Opera Concert fm-WABX-Fro Varietiei 10:00 P. til. WHP Playhouse WKBO Life ot Hiley WOR Fulton Lewis WJZ Headline edition fm-WHP-Newsreel fm-WABX F'lt'n Lwls. Jr. I:1B P M. WHP Jack Smith WKBO World News WHGB -Elmer Davis WOR -Answer Man fm-WABX -Jonnson JJamuy WHGB -Gillette FlghU tm-wnr lour ae rrance WOR Meet the Press WOR-Ward Wilson fm-W ABX-SIgn Off .,. P. 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In the girl s preliminary tilt, the Marysville High lassies evened the count by nipping the Alumnae, 34 to 33. Score by periods Marysville 8 9 21 84(1 Alumni 15 14 14 1760 Ring Champions On Amateur Bill Football Scouts Cast Eye On New Kensinpton Player By JOHN' GOLIGHTLY PITTSBURGH (INS) Better find a safe place in the hills, men. In another week or two the district will be loaded with college proselyters. From the South and West and even New Hampshire collegiate scouts are preparing for the annual trek to sign Western Pennsylvania football talent. , 4 ; ; Ana thev' won't be looking for i an exasperating routine for the op- alumnium when they congregate about the Thrower residence in New Kensington, Pa. The guys with the fancy college folders and other inducements will be trying to land Western Pennsyl vania's and probably the State's best high school player. All-American high school, All- State, All-WPIAL, player of the year in Western Pennsylvania that's Willie Thrower. The six foot, one-inch, 175-pound Negro left halfback is the most publicized district high school player since Deacon Dan Towler, now of Washington and Jefferson, was smashing opposing lines for Donora High School three years ago. Able to Pass, Run Although Thrower can't hit a line as hard as Towler, he can do things with a football that would make Johnny Lujack envious. Thrower's hand, for instance, Is so big he practically wraps it around the ball. He's a terrific runner and likes to make one-handed interceptions on defense. Plenty of coaches say Thrower is the best high school passer they ever have seen, but none say it more em phatically than Ambridge High's Moe Rubenstein. And he should know. Thrower, who lives up to his name scrupulously, once completed 11 straight passes against Ambridge. That same season, in a play-off with Har-Brack for the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League championship, Thrower connected with seven of 14 passes, five out of five laterals, scored one touchdown and passed for another. Naturally, New Kensington won.. In fact, losing to the Aluminum' City eleven became pretty much of posing schools. During the four years Thrower was doing the passing and running, the Kensters won the Class AA title twice and lost only one regular WPIAL game. The Double-A generally is conceded to be the toughest scholastic division in the country. That's the weague in which Leon Hart, Lou Kusserow, Johnny Mastrangelo, Leo Szafryn, Johnny Lujack and other All-Americans played their prep ball. Yet none of them dominated the scene as impressively or completely as Thrower. Last season he scored 13 touchdowns and set up 75 per cent, of New Kensington's scores He plays defensive -halfback and oc casionally even backs up the line. Praised by Coach His coach, Don Fletcher, says: "Thrower does everything in an unusual way . . . and he's a likeable kid who is very' easy to coach. All the publicity hasn't bothered him a bit. He is the best high school passer and runner I have seen." The 153 coaches who picked the 18-year-old Negro as the 1948 player of the year in western Pennsylvania couldn't decide whether he was the best runner or passer. But they agreed unanimously he couldn't be surpassed as a double threat. So this Spring Willie Thrower will thumb college catalogs and take flying trips to Western Conference campuses and probably give a lot of college contact men ulcers. It's said Pitt has Thrower all wrapped up for delivery next Fall. But those Western Conference campuses are mighty attractive. BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Phila. Warriors, 102; N. Y. Knick erbockers, 96. Providence Steamrollers, 9o; Bal timore Bullets, 89. Local amateur boxers who made a good showing in the Diamond Belt eliminations last Monday in Philadelphia may have to be at their best to turn back opponents selected foi them in the special show planned for next Wednesday night at Zembo Temple. Some of the most outstanding fighters from the Baltimore area have been obtained to provide thp opposition for the Harrisburg squad in the feature battles on a card of 12 or more bouts. Judging from the records compiled by the South Atlantic AAU champions and runners-lip, the Harrisburg punchers likely will encounter more trouble next Wednesday than they did iii the Quaker City. Officials from the sponsoring Broad Street Athletic Club have .chosen leading boys from the South Atlantic tourneys to square off with the ones who made such a big hit at Phila delphia, including: Bruce Rohrbach and Nick Chimienti, 160-pounders; Ben Stewart, 175-pound entry, and Tommy Speaks, champion of the local 147-pound open class. In addition to these boys who fought at Philadelphia, Herman Washington,vwho advanced by default; Russell Fanus, Mike Euker and Ananias Duckworth will be among those from the Central Penn sylvania tourney listed to appear on Wednesday night's card. From 12 to 14 bouts are being arranged, with about eight of them featuring the Baltimore entries, according to Tec Henry, president of the Broad Street A. J. Rohrbach will probably be paired with Glenn Page, aggressive Balti more star; Speaks may be matched with Freddie Covinton, Maryland s 1948 welterweight champion; Stewart possibly will be pitted against Jesse Marigault, light-heavyweight champion of Maryland for two years Fanus is slated to oppose Jack Kem- meYzell, who was voted the out standing rookie fighter last year in Maryland, and Chimienti may take on Bill Mallie, 155-pounder, who was the runner-up in his division of the 1948 Maryland State champion com petition. 6:00 P. M. 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WKBO Lelbert Organ WHP Farm Front WHGB Shopper's Guide WKBO Keystone Farmer WCMB-Clock Watcher WHGB Music in March Tempo 6:18 A. M. WKBO Pickup Tims 6:30 A M. WHP Sunrise Serenade WKBO Turntable Time Carlisle News WOR Dorothy & Dick WJZ Fitzseralds WCBS -PhiJ Cook 8:80 A. M. WHGB Shopper's Guide WHP -Morning Call WKBO News WHGB Musical Novelties wHlB-cIock Watcher 6:48 A. M. WHP -News. Music WHGB Rev. Oxenford 1:00 A. H. WHP Wake Up Time WKBO Sport Report WHGB News & Coffee Club WCMB Clockwatchers 1:15 A M. WHP News, Music WKBO Turntable Time WCMB-News: Music 1:30 A. M. VKBO News. Weather WHGB Coffee Club WCMB Clockwatrheri 1:45 A. M. WHP-Bullettns WHGB Coffee Club News WCMB News; Music 8:01) A M. WHP News Roundup WKBO World News WCMB S S Lesson All nets News WHGB - Martin Agronsky 8:18 A. ftl. WHP Morning Call WCBS Margaret Arlen 8:45 . m. WHGB News WHP Devotions WKBO Turntable rime WCMB Story Lady WCBS Galen Drake WOK-Let's Go 10:00 A. ftl WHP Red Barber's Clubhouse WKBO-Mary Lee Taylor WHGB American Jazz WCMB Bandstand WOR H Gladstone 10:15 A. M. WCMB Come to My Party WOR Charlotte Adams 10:30 A M. WHP Romance WKBO Archie Andrews WCMB T. B. Society Pgm. WHGB Radio Playtime 9:00 A. M. WCMB Hi-Time WHP-News WJZ-Big-Little Club WKBO Green's Jamboree 10:45 A. M. WHGB Shopper's Special WCMB Hi-Time WCMB News; Ev'yb'dy's WOR-What Offer Music 11:00 A. M. WOR H. Hennessy WHP News, Pretend WNBC Farming Business WKBO -Meet the Meeks WCBS Joe King WHGB Abbott & Costello 9:15 A. M. WCMB Rhythm Ranchers WHP Helen McCauley WOR P Robinson WOR More of Life 11:15 A. IML WCBS This Is New York WOR Rendezvous 9:30 A. M 11:30 A. M. WHP Books Bring Adven-WHP Junior Miss ture WKBO Ed McConnel) WKBO Coffee In Wash. WHGB Melodies WOR Lannv Ross WCMB Waltz Time WCMB VFW Talk; Tour WOR -Man on the Farm Tips WJZ To Be Announced WHGB-Saturday Special 11:45 A. M. 9:45 A. M. WCMB- -Songs O' Pratse WHP Garden Gate WJZ Roundup Rhythm - TOMORROW AFTERNOON 12:00 Noon WHP Theater of Today WKBO Guest Star WHGB Junior Junction WCMB News; Mus. Menu WJZ People and Things WNBC News WOR Favorite Melodies 12:15 P. 8L WKBO News WCMB -Mus. Menu WNBC -Public Affairs WOR Unsolved Mysteries 12:30 f M WHP-Grand Central WKBO Luncheon With Lopez WHGB American Farmer WCMB Junior Town WNBC Coffee with Cong. WOR H. Gladstone WJ21 News. Farmer 12:45 P. M. WOR Answer Man 1:00 P. M WHP Stars Over Holly wood 2:00 P. H. WKBO Your Health Today WHGB Metropolitan Opera WCMB News; Sons of WKBO Musicana Plains WHP News, Description of WOR Hobby Lobby New Chevrolet fm-WHP The Texas WCMB News; Dance Party Rangers WOR John B. Kennedy (m-WABX Horse Race WCBS John a King 2:15 P. M. WHP March of Dimes WOR Lawrence Gould 2:3ti P. M WKBO Ed. Tomlinson WCMB Dance Party WOR High Adventure WCBS Country irnnl 4:15 P. M. WKBO Echoes From Tropics WCBS Aqueduct Race fm-WABX Charlie Sloc'm 4:30 P. M. WHP Treasury Bandstand WKBO Frank Merriwell mun rfi. i -. wc.viH Sports Parade wr- -'":" WoRThree's a Crowd .., 215 fm-WHP Treas. Bandstand WKBO Report on Europe (m-WABX Dance Orcn. WCMB Dance Party 4.4J p -r 0ve-WTs;atBlerAennna0d.nCe, WKBO Orchestras of the Nation Decision Gained Over Lester by Gene Burton NEW YORK (AP) Gene Burton, New York welterweight, won a unanimous eight-round decision over Vern Lester of San Francisco last night at Sunnyside Garden. Burton weighed 143Vi, Lester 146. Burton's victory came on the second anniversary of his triumph over Ike Williams, the lightweight champion. Burton outpointed Williams in ten rounds at Chicago January 27, 1947, handing Ike his last defeat. SCHOOL BASKETBALL Williamsport St. Mary's, 27; Williamsport St. Joseph's, 23. Simon Gratz High, Philadelphia, 54; Mastbaum, Philadelphia, ,34. Frankford, 37; West Philadelphia, 22. East Washington, 56; Waynes- burg, 41. Cecil, 32; Midway, 28. Overbrook, 43; Olney, 40. Philadelphia Schools Bok, 55; Dobbins, 52; Southern, 58; Cetnral, 47. John Bartram, 47; Benj. Frank lin, 26. Roxborough, 53; Northeast, 50. 1:00 P. M, WHP Rat ot tho That wu.S?" .. c7 a. WCMB-News;. Dance Party WKBO-Lassie WHGB-J ke Bof " g5TlI.a wSKv? WOR-Luneh at Sardl, fr fm-W ABX-Navyand WHP Give and fake WCBS Science WHP Make Way for Youth WKBO RFD America 8:30 P. M. WKBO Saturday Swing WHGB News & Afternoon WHP Cross Section U. S. A.WHGB Tea & Crumpits Serenade WCMB Dance Party w:uc- Dr L U Jr. WCMB-Noveltunes WOR Family Theater WOR True or False WOR Official Detective fm-WHP Cross Section WCBS -Red Barber WJZ Navy Hour U. S. A. fm-WHP Make Way for 1:45 P M. 4:00 P. ftl. , Youth WCMB Guest Star WHP The Texas Rangers fm-WABX True or False Edison Primes For Curtin Tilt In addition to seeking their sev enth consecutive victory of the sea son, the Edison Junior High cagers will be out to avenge an earlier de feat when they clash with the Camp Curtin Junior High courtsters at the Palestra on Tuesday afternoon in the second game for the city junior high school championship. Camp Curtin won the first game, 37 to 34, after a hard-fought battle and needs only a win on Tuesday to sew up the 1948-'49 city laurels. However, should the Hill dribblers successfully gain revenge, a third game would be required to determine the winner. A third contest between the two teams is played each year but only the first two count in the event the same school should win both. The Uptown Terrors are the defending champions. Last night, the Keystones chalked up their sixth straight victory by turning in a 33-to-23 decision over the Enola High reserve team in a game played on the Edison court. Edison led by a slim 15-to-13 count at halftime but finished strong in the second half to stretch the margin of victory. Leading Scorers Individual scoring honors went to Enola's Earl Radabaugh who buck eted 10 points on four field goals and a pair of free throws. Don Straw and Spencer Morrow, with eight and seven counters, respec tively, led the winners' attack. With Dave Graybill setting the pace with 11 points, the Edison reserves topped the Enola third team, 27 to 14, in the preliminary game. Enila Reserves 7 6 8 223 Edison 4 11 10 833 Referees, Endera and Shevock; timekeeper, Roberts; scorekeepers, Fink and Santanna. Cards Win in Overtime CARLISLE After John Koutris dropped in a foul shot in the last two seconds of the final session, the Chambersburg Cardinals went on to win in the overtime period by a 58-to-51 count over the Carlisle Red Men basketball team here last night. Former Mates Rival Coaches HAZLETON (AP) Frank Serany and Vernard Fegley, teammates on the 1929 Hazleton High School State championship basketball team, will be coaching rivals for the first time when Fegley brings his Easton High School five here tonight to take on Serany's unbeaten. Hazleton quintet in an Eastern Penn sylvania Interscholastic Basketball League clash. Fegley would like nothing better than to watch his boys beat the club coached by his old teammate, even though Serany's charges need only to win over Easton to take the first-half pennant. Following graduation, Serany and Fegley followed separate careers in college basketball, the former at Duquesne and the latter at Grove City. They were reunited as assist ant coaches here under the late Hugh M'Geehan. During this period they played pro basketball together with the Schuylkill Haven team in the Tri-County League. Fegley later left his alma mater to become coach at Easton. Serany continued here, becoming head coach when M'Geehan died suddenly last August. Luckman Not Yet Signed By Yanks as Coach NEW YORK (INS) Ted Collins, owner of the Boston Yanks, said yesterday he may yet land Sid Luck-man as coach of his football team, Collins bitterly denied a story that he had already signed the famous veteran quarterback of the Chicago Bears. "I hadn't even talked to Luck-man," said Collins, "but when that story was published, I got in touch with George Halas, owner of the Bears and he said he would not stand in Luckman's way if I wanted him as my coach. "Now I will try to see Luckman and it may be that I will sign him. But I certainly" haven't done so yet and that story was iust an irrespon sible pipe dream."

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