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promises color
TAnd Out-Of-Town Con
tingents Expected To
Break Records
,icr fir.a better as time goes on
(1,r» 1040 GG tourney, slated
C ': ■ '
. r Feb, 5, 6, 7 and 8 i£ necessary,
to bins who follow tbe flying
’ ,o:aii;- tlic GG lads are working
,.a a vvill to get into the best shape
";A:Vlie for the Golden tourney and
.. ■■■■■• generally agreed they
look pretty good.
gut what promises to make the
. , ,TVy a real success is the num
k, c out o£ town entrants who
indicated they will be among
; A... present when the gong sounds
.’ . the opening bout at the high
;'.:.oc,i gym the night of Feb. 5.
Atlanta Trip
P„. ;bo tiling in which the fight
cr, are interested is that trip to At
. „.a whi, goes with a champion
k.:p in the open division of the
•iiurney. Beg's who have gone in
nreviotts yerfrs have had a swell time
;.’a a number of them are planning
on entering the tourney this year
,... ,j,e sole purpose of attempting
to battle their way back to the team
which will represent Wilmington In
the Southeastern United States tour
nament in Atlanta.
In addition, of course, the winners
j„ tbf. open division will be awarded
handsome sunburst gold trophies
suitably engraved.
| On their trip they will he taken
care of without expense to them
siives and in the ring in Atlanta
will wear the bright colors of the
Sur-Xews team which will be fur
nished ti
A number ot last years champs
11; i be back. Among them are Jim
i, v Casteen, 114 lb. novice champ
last year who will light at 126 this
■ i>: Jimmy Swann, buzzsaw of the
Star-X- vvs team, who is defending
his 114 open class title; Henry Gilli
ken, who won the 150 pound open
last year but who will fight at 135
this year, and others.
There is a possibility Walter
Jones, of Southport, may be back,
as there is that Duncan Britt, col
orful puneheroo of Lumberton, may
return to defend his laurels. No
word has been heard from Bob
Moore. 163-pound open class winner
last year, but tire grapevine says he
may also be here.
There is also a possibility that
Red Beard, colorful .fighter of the
last two tourneys, will once again
enter the Goidcn ring this year,
though nothing definite has been
hoard from him.
Steve Pearsall, 175-pounder of
Rocky Point, who lost to Gentry
Jones by a hair last year, was in
| town during the past week and said
be would be here this week to be
, urn getting into shape. This year,
■b* sad, lie hopes to work down to
the light-heavy class.
But where or where is Dan’l
Boone . Nothing has been heard from
h;m this year and GG officials are
anxiously awaiting some word that
h will be here for the colorful
'Henry Lee Garrison has entered
t v lists in the US pound class and
looks rather promising.
But the man who is sitting them
e canvas is Jimmy (Buzzsaw)
S"ann, the lad who insists, “I’m go
J - to Atlanta.” Jimmy boxed 18
o .mis at tiie GG gym Friday night,
t iiung on all comers, and lie looked
is old self, plus a little more
dynamite than he formerly had.
} Indications are also there will be
' nee group of Novices this year,
no less experienced boys were a
f 0 Elow in entering the tourney at
,1IEt' "llt with the GG gym now in
E"in=r' it appears there will be
■ ore of them than the officials will
eve to shake a glove at.
1mrlotte Irian Retains
Bowling Championship
ATLANTA, Jan. 6.— CP) —Arthur
of Charlotte, and Marie Gib
■ ";i or Miami, pja., were announced
:> as winners of the men’s and
"oracn'* championships in the third
a,lnual Tohn Blick invitational bowl
Competition brought an entry list
c ii, howlers rolling scores on
idiate aileys in their home cities
nuughout the southeast.
'■cever set a new tournament
1,1 ӣ 3-354 for ten games to re
,al11 tlie title he won a year ago.
in, hdbson rolled 592 for a new
‘-unic women’s record. Keever
i',,:'. the old tournament record of
v'11' Jl,! ten games "while the pre
in-ii ;'omen’s mark was set by
,. "'h Bradshaw of Charlotte, N.
L ■ m 3 93S.
Giants Begin Practice
£ or Season On Feb. 24
M:\\" YORK, Jan. 6.—UB—A
wj':m,,y schedule of 34 games, all
" ! niajor league opponents, was
' mounced today by the New York
c ' 'vll° will begin the prepara
1, 'ii lor the 1940 season at Winter
l rn, Fla., February 24.
he batterymen and two third
candidates, Lou Chiozza and
„f Y' i '.Iyatt will report to Mana
r,. . !l. lerry on that date and the
, r of the squad will show
UP March l.
An Interesting Hobby!
Mmirl Boat & Airplane Building
Models—10e up
J'l .Market St,_Phone 862
rpj * * * * * * * * * ★★★ ★★★ ★ ★ ★
thoroughbreds Start Pounding Turf At Hialeah Wednesday
VIE FOR $100,000
Racing Scene To Change
Overnight From Tropi
cal Park
MIAMI, Fla., Jan. 6.—UP)—'The
thoroughbreds will start pounding
away at more than $100,000 in stake
prizes Wednesday as Hialeah Park
opens its 46-day winter meeting in
a setting of stately royal palms and
pink flamingos.
The Miami racing scene shifts
overnight, with Hialeah taking over
after Tropical Park closes its early
17-day meeting on Tuesday, After
Hialeah finishes its meeting, Tropi
cal will reopen March 4 for a 33
day session.
More Than 1,000 Horses
More than 1,000 horses were quar
tered in the Hialeah stalls today
as preparations were completed to
swing open the gates of the racing
establishment Joseph E. Widencr
built as a showplace.
Twenty-eight sprinters, including
two foreign-bred horses, were nomi
nated for the 12th running of the
$5,000 Added Inaugural handicap,
the first of 11 stake races scheduled
during the meeting.
The climax event will be the $50,
000 Added Widener Challenge Cup
March 2 in which Challedon, Amer
ica’s top horse in 1939, may race
against several other handicap head
liners. Other featured stakes are the
$10,000 Added McLen lan Memorial
Feb. 17, and the $20,000 Added Fla
mingo stakes, for three-year-olds, on
Feb. 24. Among the secondary stakes
will he the $5.AAA Arlrlpri Afiami Rearh
handicap Jan. 27 over Hialeah’s turf
course, an inner track which paral
lels the regular racing strip.
The Inaugural, for three-year-olds
and up at six furloughs, drew a swift
field that includes Mrs. P. A. B.
Widener's Ambrose Light, a French
veteran which won many foreign
stakes and was unplaced only eight
times in six years of racing. The
seven-year-old chestnut horse ran
last, however, in his first American
start, a conditioning race at Tropi
cal Park a few days ago.
Another highly-regarded candidate
is Gustav Ring's Lady Maryland,
voted by turf experts the best handi
cap mare of 1939. Trainer Sunny Jim
Fitzsimmons will send the English
bred Bosley Postward in the colors
of William Woodward. Bosley won
his first American start at Bowie,
Md., last Nov. 16.
Hialeah, where 494,659 patrons
wagered $21,786,411 last season, will
use a new electric starting gate de
signed to insure straighter and faster
get-aways. The device has V-shaped
swing-out doors forward and tail
boards aft, with each stall complete
ly enclosing the horse.
Three Outsiders Drive To
Blanket Finish To Give
Spectators Thrill
NEW TORK, Jan. 6—(/P)—Three
outsiders, driving to a blanket fin
ish that had 10,000 spectators
standing and shouting, accounted
for the nonors today in the five
and a half furlong Hialeah Handi
cap that featured the last Satur
Dn fir
P. L. Kelley’s Cardinalis barged
over the line a winner by a half
length over C. W. Pershall’s Royal
Blue with Jacobsen and Hough’s
Foxy Maude another half length
back in third place.
For covering the distance in
1:05 3-5 Cardinalis earned the $1,
000 winner’s share of the purse and
paid backers in the mutuels $31
for $2.
The favorite was Easy Mon, tri
umphant in four straight starts at
the close of 1939, but the Calumet
colt could only finish fourth after
some early interference.
Don Meade returned to the
saddle today astride Remarkable
and set most of the early pace,
but wound up ninth in the field of
At the Fair Grounds, W. F.
Mannagh’s Liberty Flight, a five
year old gelding, scored a four
lengths victory over J. C. E.llis’
Sweeping Tide, which had won five
consecutive races.
The winner’s time was 1:13 2-5
for the six furlongs, but he had
everything his own way from the
start and was never less than two
lengths in front after the first
Backers got $4 for $2.
' ' I ■_v _ __ _
Is Hard Pushed By Harrison
And Hogan Who Are One
Stroke Behind With 140’s
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6— UP) —
Clayton Heafner of North Carolina
moved into the lead at the halfway
point of the annual $5,000 Los An
geles open today as par and heavy
fairways threw back the attack of
the nation’s leading professional and
amateur golfers. 1
The husky blond from Charlotte,
toured the rain-soaked Los Angeles
Country club course in 68, two un
der par, and turned in a card for
the second round of the tournament
that read 76-68—139.
Heafner,. who tied the course rec
ord of 64 last week, was one of four
players able to break par on this
stern layout today.
Crowding Heafner with 140's were
E. J, (Dutch) Harrison of Little
Rock, Ark., and Texas-born Ben Ho
gan of White Plains, N. Y. Hogan
had a 69 this afternoon and Harris
on a 72 to go with his first round 68.
YVehrle Has 141
Hero of yesterday’s initial battle,
amateur Wilford Wehrle of Chicago,
had a bad first nine, but came back
with a 34 on the way home and took
a 74 for a 141 total.
Influenza forced Byron Nelson,
national open champion and pre
tournament favorite, out of the
play, while ill luck on the greens
pushed national amateur King Mar
vin (Bud) Ward of Spokane, defend
ing champion Jimmy DeMaret of
Houston and ex-national open title
holder Ralph Guldahl back in the
Ward needed 78 blows to get
around for 152, Guldahl 76 for 150
and DeMaret 73 for 147.
Olin Dutra, whose par 70 looked
good yesterday, had 74 for 144, while
Tennis Star Ellsworth Vines of San
Gabriel, Calif., playing as an ama
teur to surprise himself with 71 yes
terday, added 10 more shots to that
score today.
Scores of 156 or better qualified
for tomorrow’s IS hole third round.
Ninety-three qualified.
Only players to better par today
were Heafner, Hogan, Bruce Coltart
of Haddon Field, N. J., and Gordon
Brunton of Riverside, Calif.
Leading scorers:
Clayton Heafner, Charlotte, N. C.,
E. J. (Dutch) Harrison, Little
Rock, Ark., 68-72—140.
Ben Hogan, White Plains, N. Y.,
X-Wilford Wehrle, Chicago, 67
Bruce Coltart, Haddon Field, N. J.
Tony Penna, Dayton, O., 73-70—
Jimmy Hines, New York, 68-75—
X-Johnny Dawson, Hollywood, 72
71— 143.
A1 Krueger, Beloit, Wis., 70-74—
Mary Fray, Oakland, Calif., 72
72— 144.
Olin Dutra, Los Angeles, 70-41—
Dick Metz, Oak Park, 111., 74-71—
Jimmy Thompson, Shawnee on
Dei., 72-73—145.
Horton Smith, Oakpark, 111., 73
George Von Elm, Los Angeles,
72- 73—145.
Gordon Brunton, Riverside, Calif.,
Lawson Little, Brettonwoods, N.
H„ 72-73—145.
Dennis Lavender, Dallas, 74-72—
Jim Milward, Madison, Wis., 73
73— 146.
Bud Oakley, Hamaroneck, N. Y.,
Vic Ghezzi, Deal, N. J., 71-75—
John Perelli, Lake Tahoe, Calif.,
X-denotes amateur.
MacFayden, Lanning Now
Full-Fledged Pirates
two pitchers obtained by the Pitts
burgh baseball club in December
trades with the Boston Bees be
came full-fledged Pirates today,
when President Bill Benswanger re
ceived the signed contracts of Dan
ny MacFayden and John Lanning
for the 1940 season.
MacFayden is wintering in Som
errille, Mass., and Lanning in Ashe
ville, N. C.
Lanning, who started only six
games for the Bees last year, said
he was happy over getting a chance
to be a regular strting pitcher. He
has recovered from an attack of
grippe and septic sore throat.
DURHAM, Jan. 6—UP)—Duke uni
versity's magnificent new gymnasi
um, described as one of the best in
the nation and capable of seating
9,500 persons for a basketball game,
was dedicated tonight to the cause
of intercollegiate sports. ,
Star-News Team Of 1939
A number of the lads who went to Atlanta last year to represent Wilmington in the Southeastern
t inted States GO tourney are planning to return to the GO ring here this year to seek the laurels which
will allow them to make the trip to Atlanta again this year. The members of the 1939 Star-News team
»no went to Atlanta, above, are, first row, left to right, Jimmy Swann, Kenneth Mann, coach, and Bob
Newman; second row, Henfry Gillikan, Bob Moore and Richard Collins; back row, Dan’l Boone and Duncan
Tennis Club Will Begin Daily
Workouts At Robert
The New Hanover High school
tennis club will start daily work
outs this week on the Robert
Strange tennis courts in prepara
tion for the spring season.
The first club meeting of the
new year will be held Monday aft
ernoon in room 212. The teams
will be reorganized at this session,
so it is necessary that all be on
The schedule for the year has
not been made as yet, but will be
in the next few days when all
teams have been contacted. The
coaches expect to play some new
teams this year and will be look
ing for stiff competition from Wil
son, Fayetteville and Southern
Seek 6th Title
The five year champion Phan
tom Queens, led by Captain Mary
Elizabeth Johnson, will bo after
their sixth straight title but will
get their real test when they meet
up with the strong Fayetteville
lassies who have everything back
this ye, r while the locals will pre
sent an almost entirely' new team
with the exception of Miss John
son and Eslie Fergus, veterans
from last year. The Queens went
through the 1939 season without a
point scored against them.
Captain Harold "Nubby” Hinnant
will lead his Phantom Aces in the
chase for their third straight title
and their fifth state and seventh
eastern championship. The Aces
lost Steve Peck and Jerry New
nnH RillV Hick
ens has moved from the city, but
the top four are still intact and
have been greatly strengthened by
the addition of John “Toppy”
Evans and Jerauld Robinson.
It is hoped the once formidable
Washington, N. C., Highs will
again be on the locals’ schedule
this year. The Washington team
dropped from the schedule three
years ago in order to rebuild and
should be ready this year.
Midgets Make Plans
For Hockey, Cageball
Members of the Y. M. C. A. Midget
class formed a basketball and hoc
key league at their regular class
session yesterday and will inaugur
ate league play Tuesday afternoon
at 3 o’clock. Four teams were pick
ed from the class membership and
were “dubbed” Chocolate Snaps, Tid
Bits, Soda Crackers and Anima’
The schedule for Tuesday calls for
basketball, the Chocolate Snaps
playing the Tid Bits and the Soda
and Animal Crackers staging a mix
The teams: Chocolate Snaps: Otis
Jeffords, captain, Mickey Kelly,
James Croom, Charles Sidbury, and
Bernard Corbett.
Tid Bits: Robert Gilbert, captain,
Douglas Pridgen, James Harvell,
Thomas Conway, and Earl Williams.
Soda Crackers: Bobby Maynard,
captain, Pete Willis, Johnnie King,
Jimmie Fryer and Clarence Sewell.
Animal Crackers: Billy Thomas,
captain, J. T. Johnson, J. W. John
son, Thad Jackson and Charles Reg
Diz Dean Kicks Vigorously
On 50 Per Cent Salary Cut
- *_
aays, bee, ihat s No tut,
It’s a Major Operation;’
Returns Contract
DALLAS, Tex., Jan. 6.—VP)—Ole
Diz Dean, a changed man, gestured
with his $185,000 lame arm today
and quietly said he would decay in
the finery of his Dallas mansion
before accepting $10,000 to pitch for
the Chicago Cubs.
Milder and fully aware that he
is walking into the evening of one
of baseball’s grandest careers, Dean
stressed he had no quarrel with Phil
Wrigley and the Cubs but “just fig
ured that a 50 per cent cut is a
little too much.”
“Major Operation’*
“Gee, that’s no cut, it’s a major
operation,” grinned Diz. “There’s no
finer man in baseball than Mr. Wrig
ley. I don't think he intended to
cut my salary $10,000. I expected
a cut, knew I deserved it after
struggling around writh a bad arm
last year, but I honestly believe I’m
worth $15,000 to the club.
"The last two years have been
hard for me. I haven’t had my stuff
—and I know it. Really, I’d sooner
quit baseball than sit on the bench
and have my heart broken.”
The new Dean, a hulking country
boy who loves to throw baseballs,
kept on talking. He was dead se
“I’ve talked a lot in my day, but
quote me right on this, will you?
My arm’s bad and this is my last
chance in baseball. If I don’t make
it this time I’m through forever.
I’ve got a farm near Dallas and
that’s where I’ll go if I don’t make
it with Gabby and the boys this
“Whv if I didn't think there was
a chance for me, I would have sent
that contract back if it had carried
a $10,000 raise instead of a cut. Base
ball has been good to me. I’ve given
it my best. Now I want this last
To Dentist Next
Next Wednesday Diz goes to a
dentist to have an impacted wisdom
tooth extracted.
It’s his last chance.
He believes, as do several dentists,
that the tooth might be bothering
the nerve in his shoulder that wreck
ed one of the finest pitching arms
baseball has ever known.
Should the extraction return that
big right arm to normal, Dean said
he believed he still had ten years
of baseball left.
Snow fluttered outside and Dean
worked his pitching arm high over
his head.
“One year ago, in this kind of
weather, I couldn’t even do this. I
couldn’t hold anything heavy in my
hand. My arm feels great now, but
of course I don’t know whether I
can pitch. I’ll know in the spring.”
Dean didn’t seek this holdout pub
licity. His telephone is unlisted and
it 'almost takes an act of congress
to get inside his home. Days ago
he returned his unsigned contract,
seeped out of Chicago, not from
“So you see,” Diz concluded, “I’m
trying hard. My heart is in this
game. Remember that 1938 World
Series when Frankie Crosetti ruined
my game that day with his home
run in the eighth inning on a 3
and 2 ball? I didn’t have anything
that day—just my nerve and my
“When Crosetti started circling the
Sportsmanship Cup
—Dr. J. D. Messiek of Elon col
lege announced tdoay that he
would donate a large silver lov
ing cup to the North State con
ference to be awarded the col
lege conference member whose
officials, students and players
show the best sportsmanship.
The cup will be awarded by
the conference executive com
mittee of which Dr. Carlyle
Shepherd of Guilford college,
conference president, is chair
Mentor Since 1923, He Quits
Because Of His Poor
WAKE FOREST, Jan. 6.—(.T>)—
John C. Caddeil resigned today be
cause of poor health as head coach
of baseball at Wake Forest college,
a position he has held since 1923.
Dr. Thurman D. Kitchin, presi
dent of the college, accepted the
resignation “with regrets,” and said
that a member of the present ath
letic staff would be named to
coach the baseball team.
There was some speculation here
that D. C. (Peahead) Walker, foot
ball coach, would take over Cad
dell’s duties. Walker has had plen
ty of baseball experience, and is
manager of the Snow Hill Baseball
club of the Coastal Plain league.
Caddell’s resignation said ho had
not recovered fully from an illness
last summer, and that he felt it
would be unwise for him to con
tinue his coaching duties.
While at Wake Forest, Caddell
produced several state champion
ship teams. Last year, for the first
time, a Caddeli-coached team drop
ped below second place in the Big
Five race—1939 Deacons fihished
Many of the men he coached at
Wake Forest later made good in
big time baseball. Among them are
Via Sorrell, once the ace of the De
troit mound staff; Bully Lewis of
Washington; John Caddy of Brook
lyn; Eddie Yount, who led the
Piedmont league in hitting last
season and recently was purchased
by Pittsburgh; Junie Barnes of
Toronto; and Carl Byrd of the
Philadelphia Athletics.
Dr. Kitchin said Caddell’s serv
ices “have been altogether praise
“Something that we appreciate
even more than the success of his
teams are the high standards of
moral conduct that he has always
exemplified and insisted upon
among his men, and his thorough
cooperation with the college in all
matters,” the president added.
bases I trotted along behind him.
X hollered to him: ‘Frankie, you
ruined my best game, but you never
would have hit that homer off me
three years ago. I -would have breez
ed three straight past you.
“Frankie looked back over his
shoulder and said—‘I know it Diz.’ ”
NEW YORK, Jan. 6. — t®—The
New York Yankees gave another
bow today to Lou Gehrig, the great
first baseman who was forced to re
tire last season because of a form
of infantile paralysis.
President Edward G. Barrow of
the world champions announced
that Gehrig would not be given an
unconditional release, but instead
his name would be placed on the
voluntarily retired list.
Furthermore, Barrow said Geh
rig’s uniform number—a big four—
never will be allotted to any other
Yankee player and that his locker
over by the window in a corner of
the clubhouse will not be used by
any other player. Gehrig’s name
will remain on the door and it will
always be available for his personal
Gehrig became a member of New
York city’s prison parole board
January 1.
Hard To Say Which Supports
The Other As They Travel
Hand In Hand
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6. — UP) —
The American hand laundry and
that other great institution, Ameri
can sports, are travelling hand in
hand these days.
It’s hard to say which is sup
porting the other—the hand laun
dry, or the sports and sportsmen
with which it’s tangled like a
knotted shirttaii in a wet wringer.
Successful Redskins
One of the most successful teams
in the National professional football
league is the Washington Redskins
—often referred to as the vrasliing
done Redskins because of the presi
dent, George Preston Marshall.
Marshall rushed into the capital
two decades ago to found, almost
simultaneously, a laundry and a pro
fessional basketball team.
His motto for the laundry was
‘‘Long live linen,” and that for the
basketeers was, “More and faster
baskets.” The laundry thrived; the
team didn’t.
As the laundry expanded, Mar
shall went in for sports again,
jumping into the management of
the Boston Redskins professional
football team. Three years ago he
moved the club to the capital.
Both Make Money
Now he operates the whole thing
from one office. The laundry occu
pies three-quarters of the floor
space and the Redskins one-quarter.
Both are making money.
Another wet wash wizard who is
also a pigskin professor is the as
tute George Halas, president and
manager of the big, bad Bears, of
the National league.
Like Marshall, Halas is happiest
when his laundry is washing shirts
and his Bears are white-washing
i^aiest sportsmen xo migrate tu
the wash tub are Francis X. Shields
and Sidney B, Wood, Jr„ whose
teamwork was the talk of conti
nents when they were playing ten
They don’t have a professional
football team yet, but they’ve got a
branch of their New York laundry
in Santa Monica, Calif., and they’ve
hired Francis Parker, another net
man, to run it.
Still another scion of the suds
whose hands are in the washtub
while his feet are on the gridiron
is Alphonse (Tuffy) Leemans, hard
running tailback of the New York
Giants. Leemans does his foot
churning at the Polo Grounds in
Manhattan, but his washing ma
chine paddles pound out their
money-making tempo in the capital.
Marshall, who has a theory about
almost everything els,-, has none
about hand laundries and sports.
“You get into mixed metaphors,”
he said, “when you start talking
about hand laundries and football.
It’s just one of those things.”
New York University 31, Manhat
tan College 27.
North Carolina 55, Davidson 47.
St. Paul 49, Hampton 29.
Wake Forest 38, Washington and
Lee 29.
Marshall 78, Salem 50.
Michigan 40, Ohio State 35.
Drake University 27, Washing
ton 22.
Muskingum 46, Oberlin 24.
Indiana 38, Illinois 36.
Columbia 38; Navy 29.
Duke 36; Princeton 27
High Point college 43; Naval
Training Station 32.
Virginia 46; Medical College of
Virginia 24.
Georgia 32; Clemson 29.
North Central 39, Chicago Teach
ers 36.
Pennsylvania 40, Penn State 34.
SEATTLE, Jan. 6.—UP)—The men
who coached Harvard crews to
three straight victories over Yale
and to the Grand Challenge cup at
Henley, England, apparently aren't
very well known on the Harvard
Charles Noble of Seattle, sent a
Christmas card to Tom Bolles, var
sity coach at Harvard, and Harvey
Love, frosh coach.
The letter returned this week, un
Stamped on the envelope were the
‘‘Unknown at Harvard univer
sity.” ‘‘Try alumni director.”
Will Open With Brooklyn On
March 10, Close At Cincin
nati April 14
DETROIT, Jan. 6.—(/P)—The De
troit Tigers will play 35 exhibition
games against six major and five
minor league foes this season, Vice
President Walter O. Briggs, Jr., an
nounced today.
The Tigers, who will train at
Lakeland, Fla., again will meet the
Brooklyn Dodgers In ten games,
Cincinnati in six, Washington in
four, the Boston Bees in three and
the New York Giants and St. Louis
Cardinals twice each. Games also
will be played with Knoxville, Evans
ville, Buffalo, Kansas City and In
Open On March 10
The Tigers will open their pre
season schedule on March 10 against
Brooklyn at Lakeland and will close
it against the Reds at Cincinnati on
April 14. The schedule of 35 games
is four more than the Tigers played
in 1939 and lists a single new foe
in the New York Giants.
Briggs also announced that pitch
ers and catchers would report at
Lakeland on Feb. 25 with the re
mainder of the club appearing on
March 3.
The schedule, all games being
played at Lakeland unless otherwise
March 10—Brooklyn: March 12—
Brooklyn at Clearwater, Fla.; March
13—Boston Nationals at Bradenton;
March 14—Brooklyn; March 15—St.
Louis Nationals; March 16—Brook
lyn; March 17—Washington at Or
lando, Fla.; March 18—St. Louis Na
tionals at St. Petersburg; March 19
—Cincinnati; March 20—New York
Giants; March 21—New York Giants
at Winter Haven, Fla.; March 22
Buffalo at Plant City, Fla.; March
23— Brooklyn at Clearwater; March
24— Washington; March 25—Buffalo
at Lakeland and Brooklyn at Clear
water; March 26—Kansas City at
Haines City, Fla.; March 27—Wash
ington at Orlando; March 28—Bos
ton Nationals; March 29—Cincinnati
at Tampa, Fla.; March 30—Kansas
City; March 31—Boston Nationals;
April 1—Indianapolis; April 2—
Washington; April 4—Brooklyn at
Gadsden, Ala.; April 5—Brooklyn at
Birmingham, Ala.; April 6—Brook
lyn at Chattanooga, Tenn.; April 7
—Brooklyn at Nashville, Tenn.;
April 8 and 9—Knoxville at Knox
ville, Tenn.; April 10—Evansville at
Evansville, Ind.; April 11—Cincin
nati at Portsmouth, O.; April 12—
Cincinnati at Dayton, O.; April 13
and 14—Cincinnati at Cincinnati.
Miami And Clemson
Boxers Will Tangle
CLEMSON, S. C-, Jan. 8— (3>> —
The University of Miami and Clem
son boxing teams will meet here
Wednesday night on a program that
will send the Tiger basketball team
against Wake Forest.
The events will provide the first
of three basketball-boxing double
headers on the winter sports sche
Maryland’s basketball team and
V. P. I.’s boxers will be here Janu
ary 27 and on February 12, Duke
university’s basketeers and The
Citadel’s boxers.
Olympics Diving Champ
Has Liver Operation
HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 8.— UP) —
Georgia Coleman, former Olympics
diving champion, underwent an
operation today for a liver ailment.
Her surgeon reported afterward
that her condition was favorable.
“Her condition will be critical for
four or six days but if there is no
relapse she will have better than
a 50-50 chance for recovery,” he
He explained the operation in
volved plastic surgery to “detour”
blood vessels around an obstruction
in the liver.

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