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Gehrig-The Great By SAM RAGAN Lou Gehrig, the “Iron Man" of baseball, started on a new job lost week-the job of steering delinquents back on the right paths. Columbia Lou, the man who played 2,130 consecutive baseball games until paralysis benched him, told reporters when he started to work that the job was another* career for him and all he wanted was to ma Undoubtedly he will make good, but even if he hadn’t even tried a new job he has already accomplished enough to make his name live for many, many years to come. Decade Standout If one wished to pick any single player as the standout performer on the baseball diamond through the sensational 3G’s—a decade am ply studded with sports stars from every corner of the map—he would find all the qualifications neces sary in Lou Gehrig. He was the cog around which the Yankees, who have become the perennial champions, revolved. And even though his brilliance was somewhat overshadowed by the great Babe Buth in the early parts of the dec ade, Gehrig carried through for the greater part of the years to earn him the distinction. Until that tragic day last May when paralysis had slowed his mighty legs down to a walk, had dimmed his batting eye, Gehrig had carried the Yankees to three pennants and the world series in his last three years with the team. There were numerous other great players in the 1930’s, but the bril liance of Columbia Lou surpassed all of these. He set new records right and left, w'as voted the league’s most valuable player and so endeared himself to the hearts of baseball fandom that many have acclamied him as the greatest baseball player the game has ever seen. . We hope, as many others do, that his new venture will prove as suc cessful as his diamond career—one of the greatest of all times in snortsdom. Big Ten Enthusiast . Most mid-westerners will take lap the cudgel at any time to argue that Big Ten football is the best in the country, and Teenus Cheney, who writes from Salisbury and signs himself “ar. Illinois dam yank’’ is no exception. Brother Cheney misinterpreted a slight statement in this column on January 2, when we gave a resume of the various bowl games and re ferred to Georgia Tech defeating Missouri, the Big Six champions. He thought we said Big Ten and came back with a great defense for Western football. “There is no football team in the country who could have won all its games of a ten-game sched ule if that schedule consisted only of the ten Big Ten teams. 'You may have noticed that year in and year out the loss percentage out side the conference is much less than against WC competition. This was notably true this year.” And in that statement we agree. For if you consider football over a period of years, year in and year out, as he says. Western confer ence football probably leads them all. Sorry the mistake occurred, Brother Cheney. Let us hear from Monday Pickings We note in a dispatch from Chapel Hill that Harry Dunkle and Bob fe’toinoff, who were laid up ■with leg injuries for several weeks after Carolina's last gridiron bat tle, are both back on the Tar Heel campus, and although using canes are looking forward to athletic competition in a few weeks . . . '< Governor Burnet R. Maybank and J. D. Harcombe, Clemson’s mess officer, received ten-gallon 'Vexas cowpuncher hats, each autographed fcy every Tiger football plc/er, aft er the victory over Boston college "In the Cotton Bowl . . . Wilming ton’s Golden Gloves fighters are •taking their training more serious •this year than ever before . . . evidently they realize that they must be in good condition to meet the stiff competition coming up in the tournament . . . Clayton Heaf Jier, North Carolina’s leading pro golfer, is at last breaking into the front line trenches of the major golf tournaments over the country ... If he can hold out today he practically has the Los Angeles open sewed up. Sixty per cent of Canada’s rich fur crop comes from trapped wild animals, the remainder from fur farms. Feb. 5-6-7 CAGERS ARE READY FOR MAJOR GAMES Teams Preparing To Settle Conference And Sec tional Disputes By BILL WHITE NEW YORK, Jan. 7—UP)—Having run out of railroad tickets—and in tersectional foes—most of the coun try's collegiate basketball teams are back home notv, ready to settle down to the serious business of settling conference or sectional disputes. There are only a few of the travel ers still swinging through foreign territory, seeking seasoning and prestige. California, St. Mary's, Syracuse and the highly touted New Mexico Aggies still seem to have some stops unpunched. The two coast schools will have a large hand in helping dedicate fieldhouses on Utah university and Utah State campuses, while the busy border champions, the Aggies, head east for battles with Temple in Philadelphia Wednesday, Long Island university in Madison Square Garden Friday and Baltimore U. at Baltimore Saturday. Syracuse winds up a miawestern odyssey against Michigan State Monday — the same night that Kansas plays Loyola and Kansas State meets De Paul in a well-plan ned Chicago doubleheader. Heavy league firing has already started in the Big Ten wtiere Ohio State’s defending champions are looking up—from the cellar. The Bud s were beaten by Michigan while their two fiercest foes — In diana and Purdue opened the sea son as simply as the man performs on the flying trapeze. In the other sections, the titular play has been so light that there aren’t many standings worth pub lishing—but it won’t be long, now. Section by section, here’s how they shape up: East: The Ivy league has to chase after Pennsylvania, off to a sizzling me point victory over Cornell in the league’s only game Saturday. All the others save Princeton get into action this week with Harvard Columbia, Penn-Yale, Harvard-Dart mouth and Columbia-Yale offering the fireworks. Cornell plays Colgate in a non-conference tussle. New York U, winner last night over Manhattan 31-27 in the Garden rests this week, but its hated city rival, Long Island steps back into the spotlight with that New Mexico Aggie battle. And on a full Eastern card, these games also look good: Bradley George Washington, Georgetown Penn State, Catholic-Duquesne, Pitt Cornell, Lafayette-Army, Penn State-Carnegie and Navy-Penn. Midwest: Ohio State opened Its quest for another Big Ten title by being victimized by an alert Michi gan team, 40-35, which may give an indication of what’s in store for midwestern fans this season. In diana had a struggle, as expected, ~ miig Jiniiuio, OO'OU, auu Purdue came through in fine fash ion with a 40-29 victory over the hitherto undefeated Northwestern Wildcats. Minnesota and Wiscon sin also started off right, nipping Iowa and Chicago. A full ichedule of games Monday night, headed by the Indiana-Iowa tussle, will help clear the picture. Uutler, always a midwestern power, took it on the chin from Illinois and Long Island and then bounched back nicely to top La Salle. De Paul and Loyola, a couple of other midway hot-shots have the Kansans on their hands Monday in the Chicago twin bill. Notre Dame’s narrow victory over weak Syracuse wasn’t very encouraging to the Irish adherents. South: Georgia is still the South eastern kingpin, knocking over everything in sight for four victories last week—extending its winning streak to six in a row. Kentucky went out of the conference to play Kansas State and Xavier and Its re cord of five out of six Is nothing to hide under a basket. There are no major changes, but things pep up this week with 12 conference and three intersectional battles. In the Southern conference, Duke, North Carolina, Wake Forest and Mary land opened their current campaigns successfully. Duke and Carolina both beat Davidson, Wake Forest stopped strong Washington and Lee and Maryland whipped Clemson, weakened by the loss of Banks Me Fadden, the footballer. The prin cipal feature was Duke’s fieldhouse dedication win over Princeton by 36-27 before 7,600 spectators, a new Southern cage attendance record. The Duke-Maryland, Tulane-Ala bama, L. S. U.-Mississlppi, Tennes see-Alabama, and Georgia-Florida tests head the Mason Dixon pro gram. Missouri valley: Drake and Wash * burn opened their league campaigns with double victories at St. Louis where Drake beat Washington 27-22 and St. Louis U., 47-29 while Wash burn was trimming Washington 47 37 and St. Louis *2-27. Drake and Oklahoma Aggies, co-champlons, Play the loop’s headline game Sat urday at Des Moines. Southwest: While the Southwest's prize package of dynamite—the N. M. Aggies—shuffle east, they may not be missed out home, for the Oklahoma U.-Oklahoma Aggie game Is on tap this week. That'll cause as much excitement as Kansas’ walloping of Oklahoma, by 46-26, did last week. That and Nebraska’s up set win over California may be for gotten, however, when Rice plays Texas Christian and Baylor and Texas Aggies clash. Rocky Mountains: In Locan, Utah State plays California and Utah U. meets St. Mary's Monday night and then they trade opponents Tuesday at Salt Lake City In the dedication ceremonies for two new fieldhouses. Friday’s conference schedule pits Wyoming against Colorado State, Colorado against Utah State, and Utah against Denver U., now shar ing the league lead with Colorado’s Buffaloes. Each has won one. Pacific Coast: The coast kids are coming home and so the conference warfare will start to hum this week. In the southern division Friday night U. C. L. A. and Stanford play at Palo Alto and California and U. S. C. meet at Los Angeles. In the northern division, Oregon State, the early favorite, trounced the oft-beaten Idaho five twice to take the league lead. Washington State, rated with Oregon and Ore gon State as the top three, stumbled, losing its opener to Washington 89 38 but coming back to win Saturday night 61-35 for the fourth victdry in 20 years on a Seattle floor. Idaho Plays Oregon Monday and Tuesday in the first conference test for the latter, N. C. A. A. champions. CAROLINA PRO HAS TOP SCORE OF 212 Rain Causes Most Golfers To Shoot Over Par In Los Angeles Golf Open LOS ANGELES, Jan. 7.—(ZD Handicapped by stormy showers, husky Clayton Heafner of Linville, N. C., continued to set the pace in the annual Los Angeles open to day, shooting a 73 for a 64 hole score of 212. Heafner played his round in drizzles and occasional downpours, but the later arrivals, including E. J. (Dutch) Harrison, Amateur Wilford Wehrle, Jimmy Hines and a few others, waded through the last six holes in an incipient cloud burst. Any chance Harrison had of catching Heafner was washed away by the rain. He took 7S strokes to get around the par 70 course of the Los Angeles Country club. Heafner started the round with a one stroke lead over Harrison and Ben Hogan of White Plains, N. Y. At the finish he held a two stroke lead over Amateur Johnny Dawson, who forged forward, with a 71, and a three stroke lead over Hogan, Al Kreuger, of Beloit, Wis., and Mark Fry of Oakland, Calif. Wehrle, first day leader, blew himself to an 83 for 224, while Olin Dutra of Los Angeles, and Harrison stayed in the running at 216. Tournament officials hoped to continue with the final round to morrow if the storm subsides. No player broke par and scores mostly soared skyward. Predictions that the winning to tal would be under 280 seemed re mote. xicaxuct nuum iiu * v ux unvu but he bogied the 16th and 17th. He overshot the green on the 18th. His chlpback rolled in and out of the cup. Sixty-six players who had scores of 229 or better qualified for the fourth round: Leading scorers: Clayton Heafner, Linville, N. C„ 139- 73—212. xJohnny Dawson, Hollywood, 143 71—214. A1 Kruger, Beloit, 'Wls., 144-71— 215. Ben Hogan, White Plains, N. Y, 140- 76—215. Mark Fry, Oakland, 144-71—216. Olin Dutra, Los Angeles, 144-72 —216. E. J. Harrison, Little Rock, Ark, 140-76—216. Lawson Little, New York, 148-74 —217. Jimmy Hines, New York, 143-74 —217. Tony Penna, Dayton, Ohio, 143* 75—218. Horton Smith, Oak Park, 111, 145-73—218. Jimmy Thompson, Shawnee-on Delaware, 145-73—218. Jimmy Demaret, Houston, 147-73 —219. Mat Kowal, Philadelphia, 150-70 —220. Stan Horne, Montreal, Canada, 145-75—220. Bruce Coltart, Haddonfield, N. J, 142-78—220. Dick Metz, Oak Park, III, 145 75—220. George Schneiter, Ogden, Utah, 148-73—221. Paul Runyan, White Plains, N. Y, 149-72—221. John Perelll, Lake Tahoe, 146-75 —221. Vic Ghezzi, Deal, N. J, 146-78— 222. Denny Shute, Huntington, W. Va„ 147-75—222. x-Denotes amateur. if if ir . x x x * * * ~ Southern Loop’s Cage Slate Heavy This Week . -- — — ■- 1 ~~ " — SIX QUINTS SCORE WINS IN OPENERS Play This Week May Produce Standout Teams Of Loop For 1940 Season RICHMOND, Va„ Jan. 7—(31—A heavy schedule of fifteen family games this -week will speed along the process of determining the standout Southern conference bas ketball teams. Six quintets have emerged un scathed from opening skirmishes with loop foes — North Carolina, Duke, Maryland, Richmond, Wake Forest and The Citadel. This list of unbeaten clubs will be reduced sharply within the next few days. Duke plays at Maryland on Tuesday in a game which will bring together two of the strongest con tenders for the conference crown won by Clemson in 1939. The high scoring Maryland club has another tough opponent scheduled for Satur day in Richmond’s undefeated Spiders. The week’s card, bringing all fif teen members of the circuit into action, was reduced by one when the Washington and Lee-North Carolina State game for Monday was cancelled. The Wake Forest team which ended W. & L.’s winning streak Sat urday night by 38-29, plays three games on the road, beginning at South Carolina Tuesday, then at Clemson and Furtnan. N. C. State opens its loop campaign at David son Thursday and then moves on to South Carolina and Clemson. At least two scraps are set for neutral courts, Virginia Tech and North Carolina meeting at Winston Salem on Thursday and Duke and V. M. I. clashing at Lynchburg on Saturday. The season has produced but one big surprise as yet, Maryland’s 63-26 victory margin over Clemson. Davidson’s hopes of landing a berth in the post-season champion ship tournament at Raleigh have al ready been seriously damaged by three setbacks in four games. Fur man has broken even in two tries. Other quints have met but one family foe, or have yet to enter the conference race. Conference standings: W LPFPA North Carolina _ 1 0 65 47 Duke -- 1. 0 51 T8 Maryland _ 1 0 63 26 Richmond _ 1 0 35 32 Wake Forest___ 1 0 38 29 Citadel _ 1 0 30 24 Furman __ 1 1 66 65 Davidson_ 1 3 139 170 V. M. I. -0 1 31 32 Clemson _ 0 1 26 53 South Carlolna__ 0 1 25 32 Washington and Lee . 0 1 29 38 N. C. State _ 0 0 0 0 Virginia Tech _ 0 0 0 0 William and Mary_ 0 0 0 0 Court May Give Ruling On Kentucky Bank Law WASHINGTON, Jan. 7.— (-T) — The supreme court may decide to morrow the validity of a Kentucky law taxing bank deposits of Ken tuckians kept outside the state at a rate five times greater than that Imposed on deposits within the > state. The Kentucky court of ap- i peals sustained the assessment. The court also may act on an appeal by Arkansas from a deci sion by the eighth federal circuit court enjoining collection of a tax on gasoline (in excess of 20 gal lons) carried in the fuel tanks of interstate buses if the gasoline is for use in other states. _( Tucuman Representative ■■ Making Study Of N. C. - i RALEIGH, Jan. 7—<■*!—A North Carolina-born representative ot Dr. - Miguel Gritto, governor of the prov- i ince of Tucuman in Argentina, is i making a study of this state, par- i tlcularly of the department of con- i servatlon and development and the advertising division. i He is Benjamin J. Parmele of I Tucumant who was born and reared 1 in Wilmington but who has been i living in the Argentine for 35 years. 1 Already he has spent a day with ! conservation and development offi- 1 cials here, and plans to return for still more study, R. Bruce Ether idge, department director, said _ ' r Christmas Trees Are \ Burned In Bridgeport [ BRIDGEPORT, Conn., Jan. 7.— * (®—Disposing of old Christmas t trees is no problem in Bridgeport. B Thirty thousand of them went up i in a bonfire Saturday night as g Bridgeport Girl Scouts observed the eve of the feast of the epiphany with a carol song. City firemen start ed and guarded the blaze. e UNDECIDED a PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Jan. 7.— t Louis Bromfield, novelist and b Ashland, O., farmer, said today he t was undecided whether to become a e candidate for congress from his home I district because of •‘obligations” s which might interfere with his cam- t: paign. ___ tl GG Boxers To Resume Gym Workouts Tonight Wilmington boxers who are candidates for the Golden Gloves tournament, to be held here on February 5, 6 and 7, will return to their daily workouts at the Golden Gloves gymnasium on North Front street tonight. Workouts will get under way at 8 o’clock. The same hour will be observed throughout the week. Training for the fistic event got under way in earnest last week, with as many as 35 boys present on one night. Officials in charge of the tournament gym said that several of the boxers are nearing condition for the meet. HIGH SCHOOL CAGE LOOPS OPEN P ,Y New Hanover To Meet Wilson In Class A Conference Game This Week CHAPEL HILL, Jan. 7.—Class A, B, and C high school teams will spend one of the busiest and most entertaining sessions of the season on the hardwood this week in a pro gram calling for 39 games and in volving 90-odd schools. The class A conference season will be inaugurated Tuesday with Durham, state champion for the past two seasons, entertaining Rocky Mount. Other Class A games bring together Wilmington and Wil son at Wilson, Gastonia and High Point at High Point, and Winston Salem and Salisbury at Salisbury, all on Friday night. Both ClasB B champions — Cary, state winner, and Mt. Airy, western leader in 1939—will begin defense of their sectional titles. Cary plays host to Apex Tuesday night, while Mt. Airy Invades Dobson and Leaks ville fir games on Tuesday an;i Fri day nights, respectively. Charlotte, western class A cham pion, and Pilot Mountain, state class C winner, will be idle this week, while Conway, which represented the east in the class C finals last year, is not competing in the con ference this season. vuat no r ciicu, forward, Durham still has the same outfit which copped every cham pionship of any significance in the south last year and rolled up top heavy scores In a majority of the games. Boasting one of the tallest high school outfits in the country, the Bulldogs are being called by many sports writers the finest high school team ever turned out in this state. Nineteen of the 39 contests sched uled this week are in the class C division and 16 in the class B cir cuit. The contests are the 26th spon sored by the North Carolina High School Athletic association, of which E. R. Rankin here is secretary. Many Japanese Troops Are Machine-Gunned HONGKONG, Jan. 8.—(Monday) (■iP)—Chinese dispatches today as serted several hundred Japanese troops were machine-gunned and drowned fleeing across a river south of Yingtak on the Canton Hankow railroad during a general Chinese advance in northern Kwangtung province. Cooperating Chinese airplanes and ground troops were making the advance in northern Kwang tung, semi-official Chinese sources reported. However, Japanese military sources earlier this week announc ed they had halted a drive into northern Kwangtung province about 100 miles north of Canton, after achieving all their objectives. One Killed, Two Hurt In Strike Near Manila MANILA, Jan. 7.—(^—Constab ulary reinforcements moved Into Pampanga province today after one man was killed and two others wounded at Mexico, heart of the district where 5,000 sugar workers are on strike. Five persons were arrested. The dead man and one of the wounded were members of a union organized by Provincial Governor Sotero Baluyot. The other wounded man belonged to the striking so cialist union. One entire plantation of sugar cane and 600 tons of harvested cane were burned and officials said they suspected Incendiarism. NO RAIL STRIKES WASHINGTON, Jan. 7.—W)—The national mediation board noted in its annual report today that it went through the fiscal year 1019 without having to deal with a railroad strike and with only one strike on an air line. CENTRALIZES SERVICES ROME, Jan. 7—OT—Premier Mus solini today centralized all of the Italian army, technical services—ar tillery, engineering and motoriza tion—under the single administra tion of General Mario Caracciolo. I " ' ■■ - ----- - Cunningham Proves He Is Man To Beat On Boards This Year NEW YORK, Jan. 7. — <-S>) — Still the man the crowd watches when tie comes out for a warm-up in his trim Kansas training suit, Glenn Cunningham already has proved in this young indoor track season that he remains the man to beat on the hoards. The 30-year-old veteran opened his eighth indoor campaign last night by running a 1 minute. 66.1 second half-mile ir. the Columbus Council K. of C. games in Brook lyn. He won it with his famous finishing kick, only this time, since he was running but half his cus tomary distance, he had to •'kick” for half a lap instead of the cus tomary full one. There is more than a suspicion about that this will be Glenn's last whirl around the spiked-shoe cir cuit. For one thing, there is a strong feeling that the University of Kansas, to reward him for his years of faithful missionary work, will give him a good job. For an other, Glenn himself feels it's time he settled down to the teaching for which he has been preparing him self all these years. "My work in the extension divis ion has been pleasant,” the Kan san said as he kept jogging up and down to limber up for his half-mile sprint. “I’ve done a lot of traveling, I've met a lot of people, and it’s been good training. But It really was just a fill-in. My ambition was and is to teach, and I think it’s high time I got around to it.” If last night’s race was anv in dication, Glenn should be in for a rousing finale. Although he had had a touch of ptomaine poisoning on Thursday, he didn’t show it. He simply bided his time until he was ready to go, then cut loose to over take Curtis Guddings, former N. Y. C. star, and hold off the home stretch bid of the University of Maryland’s Jim Kehoe. Perhaps it’s disappointment over losing one more shot at the Olympic 1,500-meter title that will help Cun ningham’s feet fly a little faster this winter. Glenn admits he had his heart set on getting a place on the 1940 U. S. team, and as for 1944 —that looks a long way off to an athlete who was 30 years old last August. From the other races and their times in the year’s first board meet, this should be a good season for others besides Cunningham. Don Lash was back in his old stride in winning the two-mile, in which N. Y. U.’s sophomore, Les Mac Mitchell, looked very good with a third-place time of 9:09.7 in his first try at the distance. Jim Her bert looked to be back in form in winning the 500 in 58.6, only a sec ond short of the record, as Fresh man John Quigley, of Manhattan, who won the Sugar Bowl 400 meters, ran second. 18 Whiteville Boys Get Football Letten WHITEVILLE, Jan. 7 — Athletic day was observed Friday in the Whiteville High school with 18 boys and two managers receiving letters for football participation. The monograms were awarded by W. E. Harrelson. The new athletic council, com posed of Josiah Maultsby, H. N, Radcliffe, R. C. Marks, M. E. Smith, Felix Smith and Lee Greer, was present and short talks were made by each member. Those receiving the monograms were: Manson Canady, Robert Jor dan, Hanson Canady, Eddie Odom, Henry Spivey, Bruce Williamson, Wilbur Smith, Monty Powell, Joe Maultsby, Billy Harrelson, Warren Cooks, Ralph Barksdale, Aubrey Mooney, Willie Boswell, Arthur Hayes, Bill Lewis, Waldo Marlowe, Howard Singletary and Dewe/ Hooks and Hamp Avant, managers. Perkins Plans To Bid On Own Trucks Today YORK, Pa., Jan. 7.—CP)—1Two trucks which Uncle Sam seized last -nonth from Fred Perkins, govern nent-defying battery manufacturer, ire going to be sold at auction somorrow—and Perkins plans to be m hand for the bidding. The trucks were confiscated aft er the ,61-year-old self-styled small jusiness man refused to pay $105.36 n social security taxes, penalties ind interest. Perkins said he hoped :o buy them back. If he Coes, government agents said, he must pay enough to cover he government’s claim or the rucks will be seized again. Should mother bidder get them and the :lalm remains unfilled, other prop erty may be confiscated until the axes are paid in full. Goodwill Toward Indian Minorities Advocated WAEDHA, India, Jan. 7.—Mo landas K. Gandhi bluntly told his :ongress (nationalist) party today hat more home spinning of cloth ind goodwill toward the country’s ninorities are necessary for a 'civil disobedience’’ campaign in lehalf of Indian independence. Gandhi long has advocated uni rersal use of the spinning wheel tnd the wearing of homespun cloth is a token of Indian unity and for itude as well as a panacea for inemployment. “I cannot lead an undisciplined ,rmy to victory,” Gandhi declared n his newspaper, apparently warn ng against any disorder in con lection with the congress party’s ndependence day observance Jan. 6, when he intends to test the emper of his followers. GAME POSTPONED LOS ANGELES, Jan. 7.—(^P)— threatening weather and a sloppy ridiron caused postponement to ay of the annual ‘‘Pro-Bowl” ootball game between the cham ion Green Bay Packers and the rational League All-Stars. Show rs fell last night and today, with he skies threatening to let loose steady downpour at any time, 'he game will be played next upday. liner released LONDON, Jan. 7.—OP)—The Unit J States liner Manhattan, detained y the British contraband control t Gibraltar yesterday, was released >day. The liner was said to have een permitted to resume her voyage > Genoa after its owners, the Unit i States Lines, agreed that if the ritish found any contraband in the sip’s manifest it would be placed at le disposal of British authorities in lai port* ) . _ I Kercheval Gives Up Pro Grid For Horsemanship LEXINGTON, Ky„ Jan. 7.—Iff)— Ralph Kercheval, kicking star of the Brooklyn Dodgerb professional team, is giving up football for his first love, horsemanship. The one-time University of Ken tucky halfback said he had accepted an offer to help Charles Kinney in the management of Coldstream Stud, one of the largest breeding farms in the bluegrass. Kercheval, whose booming punts and long field goals have been val uable assets to the Dodgers for the last half dozen seasons, has been di viding his time between profesional football and the horse breeding in dustry since his graduation from the university in 1934. At the end of each football season, he returned to the bluegrass and worked at a horse farm until time for him to report for practice the next autumn. Billy Conn To Tangle With Cooper Wednesday NEW YORK, Jan. 7.— UP) — Billy Connt lightheavy king from Pitts burgh will make his first New York start as a heavyweight Wednesday when he tangles with Henry Cooper, heavyweight prospect from Brook lyn. The 12-rounder will be fought in the Madison Square Garden. Bowling Leagues Open Play After Holidays Play in the Independent, City and Ladies Bowling leagues was resumed last week after a layoff during the holidays. All matches booked for last week and not played will be played this week, league officials announced. MAKES FATAL JUMP NEW YORK, Jan. 7. — GP> — It couldn’t have been lack of money that caused Margaret V. Santora, 40, to make a fatal 80-foot plunge today from the elevated train structure at Broadway and 125th St. Pinned to her slip were $48 in bills and in her handbag was a bankbook show ing a $2,394 balance. INDIAN MAT GIRL TO MEET VERNER Gal Grapplers In Feature Bom On Three-Match Card \t Stadium Tuesday Ni^ht The second three-bont wrestl!n program to be offered AVitain»toj fans will be presented at tp„ stadium tomorrow night, with a jej ture attraction to be a match tween Princess Rose White Clou'1 comely Cherokee Indian grappij and Babe Verner, of Oklahoma, ' The semi-final match win br-'n John Grandovitch, hefty sotuhtrj champion, back to the mat here, ns time meeting Dick Lever, of >y. vilie, Tenn., who despite his gocl mat work is none too popular up 1 cal fans. However, the feature bout of ty, evening will be a return tn.yj. ment between Johnny Marrs, for;ct[ world champ, and Chief Lip, Beaver, of Cherokee, N. C. Last week the two wrestled to draw after they had used evety trick in the book. This week if they can’t get a decision through wrest ling methods they will don boxii gloves and slug away to their hearts content. The matcli will be a in time-limit, no-holds-barred affair ari promises to be as exciting as am ever presented here. Mike Miller, promoter, said lag night that Wilmington fans shoivy last week that they like this tyri of mat card and he expressed ths opinion that tomorrow night's pro gram will be even better than la week’s. I he exhibit building at the stadi um will be heated for the occasion, The opening match gets under *aj at 8:15 o’clock. Rudy Martin w2 referee all three bouts. Williston Cagers Will Open Season Tonight The Williston Industrial school basketball teams will pry the 111 off the 1940 season here tonight when they tangle with the boys and girls outfits from Burgaw the school gymnasium. The tils are scheduled for 7:30 o’clock. Coach Frank Robinson, of Wil liston, said yesterday he has sev- 1 eral good players left from last [J year’s squads and is looking for ward to two first-class battles to night. He added, too, that the Burgaw i colored high school invariably tun* out fast hardwood teams that have defeated the Williston teams sev eral times in the past. Catcher Virgil Davis Signs Corsair Contract PITTSBURGH, Jan. 7. - ' Catcher Virgil (Spud) Davis, initii I player obtained by Manager Frants |j Frisch when he started rebuild:: :he Pittsburgh baseball Pirates IB fall, has signed hi^ first Pittsburg: contract, the Pirate managem® ■ reported today. Davis was bought from the Pl>;; * ;o add punch to the weak-hit k: i Pirate catching staff, which IB V year failed to produce better thr l .235 batter. Davis batted .301 f«- I :he Phils, and ranked 14th amors | the 22 National league sluggers "J | lit .300 or better. Aii Interesting Hobby! Model Boat & Airplane Building j Models—10c up PICKAKHS 209 Market St. I'lioiie 861 TAX LISTIN The Machinery Act provides that Poll and Tangible Property tax returns shall be made to the list-taker during the month of January under the pains and penalties imposed by law. OWNERS OF AUTOMOBILES SHOULD BE PRE PARED TO GIVE TAX LISTERS FULL INFORMA TION AS TO MODEL, YEAR OF MANUFACTURE AND STATE LICENSE NUMBER. Wilmington township tax listers will be on the main floor of old court house daily 8:30 A. M., to 5.30 ^940^"* (Sundays excepted, beginning January 2nd, County tax listers will meet their usual appoint ments as advertised. Harnett listers will meet at the court house Jan uary 26th, 27th, 29th, 30th and 31st. Cape Fear, Federal Point and Masonboro listers will meet at the court house January 30th and 31st* J. A. ORRELL, County Auditor.