THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 198 UNIONTOWN-GEORGES CLASH TONIGHT County Leaders Meet In Benefit Game At LaFayette Gymnasium Big Five To Oppose Kaufmans McKeesport Big Five Plays Here Friday TRACK PROGRAM Proceeds Go To Infantile Paralysis Fund; York Run Club Favored To Beat Raiders BOB MULLIGAN MAY PLAY Teams Clash Friday Night At Georges; McKeesport Team Includes Star Players FOR UNIONTOWN HIGH SUBMITTED BOAST FINE RECORD THE MUKNINO HER XL'S. TWTOSWWT?. TPX. 4$ ISmV' i fjt Ilk fwf' Jtii f Boasting one of the best records of any Independent basketball team In Western Pennsylvania the McKeesport Big Blve Is putting that record to the test Friday night when the oppose Kaufmans' at Georges township gymnasium. The game will be the third In a series planned by Kaufmans' for the entertainment of Fayette county basketball fans this winter, Previously the House of David and Renaissance clubs have been played at Georges township. McKeesport boasts a team of former college stars, including Don Smith, Ail-American guard at the University of Pittsburgh where he was an outstanding athlete. Freddie Crum, a graduate of Schenley High school, is rated as one of the best cage players in the district. He averages from 12 to i'6 points a game, Ls fast and equally efficient with either hand. Crum plays a forward whUe Smith pairs with Joe Prokas. a graduate of Penn State college and at present coach at Penn Township High school, at the guard. Both are very efficient and play a great brand of bail. Eddie Wisbar. former center with the Pittsburgh Pirates, who stands six feet, five inches, holds down the pivot position. He also coaches a Big Five. Hank Evanoski, a Westinghouse Airbrake product, alternates at guard and center while Joe Fable, a guard and center, is a former Pitt star and especially good on defense, being especially proficient in taking the ball off the banking board. "Nody" McFarlane, former Penn State forward, is captain of the Big Five and specializes In pulling an opponent out of position by. faking. He pairs with Crum on the scoring end. Joe Kelly and Case Dale, the latter from Monessen. comprises the squad. The team wears maroon suits with while lettering or white with blue let- Last weekend the team took the measure of the Dorcey Marketeers of Hagerstown and West Middlesex, Sport Briefs PITTSBURGH, Feb. 8. (AP Floyd (Pep)' Young, second baseman of the Pittsburgh Pirates, arrived in town to night and baseball fans were expecting the club's unsigned player list will have one less name shortly. Young turned down the first offer tendered by Pres ident William Benswanger on his trip here January 2 with Pitcher Mace m McKeesport's Big Five, one of the leading independent basketball outfits play In Fayette County Friday night, opposing Kaufman's Big Five at Georges Township High school. Seven members of the squad of nine are Included In the above picture. Freddie Crum, wearing No. 10 Jersey, is the star of the team and con- of Mbn rfrterivi on. of the best cacers In inaeoendent circles. Case Dale, essen, is wearing Tfo. 3 Jersey while Joe Proksa, coach at Penn township and a graduate of Penn State college Is No. 1 in the accompanying picture. The game is called for 8:30 o'clock. ANNAPOLIS, Md., Feb. 8. (AP) The ability to sink long shots balanced Navy's erratic play today and the Middies turned back the Washington and Jelierson basketball team ol to a NEW YORK. Feb. 8. (AP) The signing of Walter Shinn, former University of Pennsylvania outfielder, for a trial with their Jersey City farm was announced today by New York Giant officials. Shinn will go to the Baton Rouge, La., training camp. ,9NEW YORK, Feb. 8. ( AP) Three rookies sent in their signed contracts to the New York Yankees today. They were Catcher Warren Roscar, leading batter of the International League with Newark last year; Pitcher Al Piechota, up from the champions' Kansas City farm, and Charles Stanceau, also a pitcher from the Yanks' Binghamton, N. Y.. farm. NEW YORK. Feb. 8. ( AP) Two-Ton Tony Galento lias about decided to quit the tank circuit and get, on the big time. The master-minds behind the beer keg that walks like a man got together witli Piomoter Mike Jacobs today and oliered the Newark night-stick or u match with either Tommy 1-arr, Lou Nova or Ma:-:ie Baer. PITTSBURGH. Feb. 8. (AP) Peniisy;-. a;i:;i .Stale's Nil'.uny Uons won tiieir fust victory in the Eastern In-u:rcujitva:-'- lia-K''T.bail conference race tonight by a 41 to 22 margin over the Panthers oi Pittsburgh. Hopwood Merchants Heat S. U. Alumni IJopv.'txi'l M-South Union South Union. Alumni hit an Hopwood Pit. f B. Schiffbawi Ventura, f C. Schiffbiiui'i' Sampcy. g Woods, g .... GEORGES GAINS HALF GAME IN LEAGUE BATTLE Rally In Last Half To Gain 30-19 Decision Against Immaculate Conception High GIVE REGULARS REST Georges township moved one full game out In front of the field in the Fayette-Greene League race last night by scoring a 30-19 decision against Immaculate Conception at Connellsvilie. The Owls gave Jock Adams' revamped lineup a battle during the early stages of the game but once the varsity started clicking it was only a matter of the score. Adams was resting his regulars in preparation for the big battle of the year against Uniontown High tonight. Georges took a 9-8 lead in the first quarter and was out in front 14-13 at the half. The margin was 23-18 going into the home stretch. George Kotun featured the attack with nine points. G F Pts Wilson, f .. Kotun, f ... Goode, c .. Barton, g . E. Andria. g J. Andria, g Totals .... Orbln, f ... Sidow, g Christopher, Galiardi, f . Ait, c TotaLs Score by periods: Georges Immaculate Cept Referee Zoretic. Speedway Winner Dies Of Injuries From Auto Wreck Wild Bill Cummings, Victor At Indianapolis In 1934; Fatally Hurt In Accident Last Monday Night; Car Plunged Through Guard Rail INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 8, (AP) William O. (Wild Bill) Cummings,, daredevil of the motor speedways, finished his last race today and lost. Death was the victor. Ironically, it was a passcnged auto mobile that carried the 32-year-ol.l race-driver, who once said "everything turns out for the best, to his final checkered flag. He died In a hospital from injuries suffered in a nignway accident Monday night. Unscathed on the speedways, Cummings never regained consciousness after the accident, in which his automobile plowed through a steel guard rail, bounded over several trees and landed In a creek. He was driving alone, enroute to ids suburban home. The happy-go-lucky Cummings was a popular figure in the racing business. Everybody fellow drivers, mechanics, railbirds, Jans liked him. His greatest triumph came in 1934 when he roared to victory in the Indianapolis motor speedway's 500-mile Memorial Day classic, finished less tlian 30 seconds in front of Mauri Rose of Columbus, O. Cummings averaged 104.863 miles an hour, then a new record for the distance. "Wild Bill's" luck dropped lowest in the 1936 Indianapolis race. The starting bomb burst and the field was off all except Cummings. His gleaming mount, which he had rolled proudly to its starting position a few mintues earlier, wouldn't move. The clutcn A basketball game, advocated since opening of the season last December, is to be played tonight at Lafayette junior High school court. The game in question matches Uniontown High and Georges township. In a contest which can well be booked as a championship encounter. Since opening of the season fans have discussed pro and con the relative abilities of the two basketball teams. Both have their supporters, who claim they have an edge on the opposition. The game tonight should go a long way toward answering the question. Proceeds of the game will go into the county infantile paralysis fund. It will be the second consecutive year in which the two teams have battled for tills fund. Last year the game was played at Benjamin Franklin Junior High school court and Georges scored an upset victory. Uniontown hasn' torgotten tne sting of that defeat and will be out to stop Coach Adams' club. Georges boasts a team of good shots, the boys cutting loose with the ball from any part of the court where they might be open. They shoot equally well with one hand or both. On the other hand Uniontown has been playing in and out ball all year. The' boys have yet to prove they have the stamina to hold a fast pace through rour quarters of a hotly contested game. Georges officials claim they have a 50-50 chance of taking the Raiders into (Continued on Page Eleven) Athletic Committee Postpones Definite Action On Impressive Schedule; Need Money ELIGIBLE FOR WPIAL An Impressive track program has been outlined for Uniontown High this season. Coach A. J. Everhart met with the school's athletic committee yesterday afternoon, and outlined one of the finest spring programs yet anticipated by the local school.. The program was not given final approval by the committee, pending a discussion of the financial set-up. Reports were presented to show basketball, usually a paying proposition at the local school, has been losing money ail year. Fans have failed to display the same Interest as in former seasons, when Dnlontownwas in the league, and gate receipts have fallen off materially., Everhart told the committee yesterday afternoon he was anxious to enter his track and field team in possibly five meeti, this year. He already has an Invitation to take a squad to Mor-gantown for the Interscholastic competition next month. Uniontown will participate in the county competition, planned for Campbell Field, Connellsvilie, this spring and should Invitations be forthcoming would (Continued on Page Eleven) plate was broken. They'll bury "Wild Bill" Saturday, with race drivers and mechanics as pallbearers. He leaves hia -widow and one daughter. 9 5 9 730 0 7 5 119 Centerville Tops MapIetown41Tol7 Muplrlown High wilted in the last luarter. fsiilin? to score a point, and Iroppfd a 41-17 decision to Centerville ,1 Map'ft'wn last nitjht. The first three periods of the same vcre rlose with Centerville leading 24-7 i'.oinu into the stretch. Pts Smithfield High Stops Flower Shop Smithfield High school took a 17-14 lead at the end of the first half and then went on to gain a 42-31 decision from the White Swan Flower Shop at Smithfield last night. O'Neil led the atusck with 18 points. SmillifieljC- G F Pts O'Neil. f 9 0 18 Andria. f 1 1 3 Swanagor 10 2 Hulin, c 6 0 12 Ramxey, g 2 1 5 Shoaf 0 0 0 Biosser, g 1 0 2 Totals .. ti. V. A. .12 BU-faticln. f 2 If Halev, f 1 Rdf. f 0 Muliiafsky. c 2 Pler. c 2 Haley, g 3 J Kujicr, t 2 "total . 12 Itelern- Ruper. HruiLil-.. '::::,.iiim Kridlc, g Score by riods: Centerville Maplctown Referee Bonilield. Totals White Swsn- Rich. f Noidennyer, f Campbell, c . Marker, g Heinbaugh, g Manure, f . . . Jitterbugs Smother Greenbacks 27 to 3 Sophomoro Jitterbugs of Smitlifleld Hich school scored a 27-3 decision against the Freshman Greenbacks In a game piayea luesaay evening; oiui- All Saints Beat St. Francis 33-19 All Saints High of Masontown took a 16-9 lead in the first half and then went on to gain a 33-19 decision against St. Francis High at Morgantown, W. last night. The homo team trail ed all the way. All SainUi- G F Fls Dolfi, f 5 2 12 O'Brine, f 1 0 2 Girod, c 4 1 9 Brown, g 0 1 1 Adumsky, g 2 0 4 Smith, f 2 1 6 Totals 14 5 33 St. Francis G F PL Bcndgcn, f 3 2 8 Mcahlic, f 2 2 Simons, c 2 0 4 Garulla, g o o ( Cccchilic, g 0 1 1 Totals 7 5 It Score by periods: All Saints 10 6 10 St. Francis 4 6 5 6 It Referee Tomoneck. REDS' OUTFIELD DEFENSE AMONG BEST IN LEAGUE Berger, Goodman And Craft To Patrol Field; Nominate Sports Celebrities Of Year RIDICULES ROPER BOUT NEW YORK, Feb. 8. (AP) Forks (and a few knives) in the sports trail Add reasons why the Cincinnati Reds may be the team to look- over and not the team to overlook In the National league race: Wally Berger, outfield ace, escaped unscathed In a coast motor car acci- j dent, and sees this as an omen for a great year. The outfield of Berger, Harry Craft and Ival Goodman accounted for 61 home runs last season, and Is rated one of the best defensive trioa In the circuit. If the Reds can patch up the defensive fences around second base they will be tougher than a day at the races. It probably was a mistake in the first place, so the recent mention of the midwest as the hotbed of basketball naturally bounced right back. Phil McLeese, Salt L&ke City Tribune sports editor, puts his chips on the inter-mountain country as the real playground of the game, pointing out that his paper carries more than 70 box scores in its Saturday editions. (Note This is emphatically not a contest to discover which paper gives linotype operators the biggest Hutchinson, Kan., was previously because its printing of 44 boxes seemed like a big job for a paper of that size.) Sports celebrity Impressions: Leo Durocher, Dodger pilot Ye Old Babbling Brook. Barrow, Yankee prexy The Great Stone Face. Joe Louis Dynamite In velvet. Lou Gehrig Shirley Temple's Dim pies on a Mountain. Olenn cunmugnam a uearea-u Model T. That noise you heard was the pop ping of the eyes of fight fans when they read that Joe Louis was to fight one Jack Roper on the west Coast Roper is a ring veteran of many years, reputedly at least m years oiu Just why Louis should be billed tc meet a man never rated a contender is difficult for the fans to comprehend, although it would not appear difficult to understand a few thousand dollars if they were talking to you. Unless -Roper is a winter plant who blooms late It will be easy money lor tne Bomber. The bout is billed for rounds, which shows the promoters are optimists. One round still is par of the Louis course. ley Moody featured the attack with six field goals. Girls' teams seeking games with the Jitterbugs should write "Cap. tain," Box 463, Smithfield, Pa. COLLEGE BASKETBALL New River 39; Beckley 32. Penn State 41: Pittsburgh 22. Georgetown 39; University of Mary- ind 25. Syracuse 36; Cornell 32. Columbia 39; Yale 33. Temple 54; Western Reserve 46. Princeton 44: Rutgers 33. 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