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I* ‘Duke Will Win’ By SAM RAGAN Athletic teams of Duke and North Carolina have been putting up such good scraps for the past several years than whenever sports teams from the two schools meet a goodly crowd is always on hand. And last Satur day night when the Blue Devils and White Phantoms met on the basketball floor was no exception there was a capacity crowd. „ _ , , „ In most cases when the teams from Duke and Caro line tangle some sort of title is at stake and fans general ly have come to the conclusion that no matter whether its football, tennis or swimming the meeting will be worth I he price. One Half Each But an interesting phenomenon in 3 athletic whirl of those two in tutions is that in any game Caro a will run wild one half and Duke 5 other, with Duke’s running wild aiing in the last half, if recent utests are to be accepted. Last November lfc the Tar Heels re favored over the Blue Devil ivcn and they were still the favor t until the second half rolled jund. Then .puke romped away victory. Last 'Saturday the Little i Blues did the same thing. Carolina f . looked like a world-beater during the f> |Dnt half and then the Duke cagers ll'.'etme from behind to win 50-44. And the ardent Carolina fan who :i i'raved and ranted through the first t^Wlf of the basketball game Satur day night, must have remembered in what happened last fall on the grid 1| -Iron. With Carolina away out front jfWid sure of victory, the aforesaid jjffan stumbled to his feet at the half ■jLtime intermission and walked out. mi “I can’t stand to see the rest of |||'it,” he said, “Duke will win.” Sandlot Again ) J guess it'll tie sanuiot oau lor f,'Wilmington again this year," City Attorney Bill Campbell, tvho with Others has been negotiating ' for a pro ball club for this city, comment ed yesterday. Wilmington lost out in a chance ' : to get baseball because of a lack of '? i organized interest and some ready Ei cash, which could have turned tie tide no later than two weeks ago. $ Campbell thinks Wilmington could , BUpport Class B baseball and feels ’ that every effort should be made to bring pro ball back. We agree that r an effort should be continued to get | organized baseball back to Wilmirg ij. ton, but if we can’t get Class B then ■ get Class D, if we can. Here And There Rupert Pate and Clem Crabtree, |ij two of Wake Forest’s 1939 gridiron ’,1 iCtalwarts, are entering the pro field P j. . . Bill Campbell, who aside from 1 liking baseball, is an ardent Caro Ij 'llna football fan, would like to see p !the Tar Heels develop a strong line 1. . ‘‘That’s their weakness," le said . . . And he adds his opinion to ! i the list that young Bill Faircloth, , Of Clinton, who was one of the out standing performers in the Carolina | line last fall as a sophomore, Is A 1 £, America timber ... All American ||j leaguers; except the champs, of | Course, are saying that the Yankees r: Ere due for a fall this season . . . If Time only will tell , . . Thu Cape year Baseball association plans a |j meeting this week to really get down jf : to business and plan for the 1940 pi season . . . The annual Capo F'eat ||'Horse Show should be better than |j, Ever this year, with the entry list ft Coming close to 100. Ifyunkelberger Wins Round In St. Augustine Meet ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., Feb. 14.— — Another "big name” was •rased from the Golf Club Cham pions tournament here today as Dick Van Kleek of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., upset Frank Strafaci fef Long Beach, N. Y., Metropolitan 'Amateur champion, one up. Other favored players advanced, llowever, in second round matches. Van Kleek was unable to match ■trafaci's sub-par 35 on the front Pine and trailed two down at the •urn. Strafaci faltered with his Irons on the back nine, however, And Van Kleek squared the match fen the short 13th. * The payoff came on the 18th »< Jrhen Strafaci overshot the green Ifefith his second shot and took a Ifive ;o get down. Bobby Dunkelberger of High point, N. C., last year’s winner, liarely got warmed up in swamping JIT. H- McIntyre of Si. Petersburg, I and C. He had a one under par fe7 on the first nine to lead five up At the turn. BASEBALL PLAYERS TURN TO GOLFING Wes Ferrell Starts Defense Of Title In Annual Tourney Today TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 14—CF>—Wes Ferrell, Brooklyn fiitcher, will start defense of his National Baseball Golf title at Palma Ceia tomorrow when a field of 41 players, largest in the history of the event, tees off in a 36-hole medal test. The defending champion is auto matically qualified in the title flight but he said today he intended to play the two medal rounds in an effort to accustom himself to the tricky Palma Ceia layout. Joe Medwick, St. Louis Cardinals outfielder, injected himself into the title picture today by banging out a 71, one stroke over par, to pair with Bert Montressor. Sarasota profes sional, for the winning total in a pro-baseball meet. The Medick-Montressor combina tion scored a sensational 65, with the ball player turning in four birdies. Montressor scored 17 pars and one birdie in one of the best rounds played here in several years. A1 Lopez, Tampa's only major league baseball player, and star catcher for the Boston Bees, will open the National tournament to morrow when he fires the first drive of the medal round. Lopez is paired with Tony Cuc cinello, Boston second baseman, and Truett Sewell, Pittsburgh pitcher. One of the top threesomes ir the medal round consists of big Paul Derringer, Cincinnati pitcher, and a redhot favorite to reach the finals, Jimmy Foxx, Boston Sox home run king, and A1 Simmons. Champion Ferrell is paired with Lloyd Waner and Joe Medwiek, and Paul Waner, Jack Russell and Lloyd Brown, three other favorites, will tee off behind them. Nick Altrock, white-haired coach of the Washington Senators, and one of the keenest wits in baseball, will tee off with Johnny Moore and Rick Ferrell in the second three some. COOPER PRACTICES FOR COMING MEET Veteran Golfer Is Recovering From Dance Floor Accident; Plays At New Orleans NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 14—(TP)—■ Lighthorse Harry Cooper took a links test today after a three-month layoff caused by a dance floor ac cident and declared the unwelcome by-product of swing music hadn’t hurt his golf swing. Although forced to use a new and lighter set of clubs because of weak ness from a pulled ligament in his left hand, the Chicago veteran said 'I’m hitting them as well as ever.” The Coopers motored here from California ahead of the touring golf ers who move in from Texas for the $10,000 New Orleans Open, which Harry won in 1938. Play starts next Thursday. Baldish Harry was dancing with his comely wife when, at the end of the .lumber, they tried a fancy flourish. Mrs. Cooper slipped, Harry reached quickly to catch her, she -Uium w. J3.CI- 10,11 was broken, but hubby went on the shell while the other top-notchers were or the lucrative winter circuit. Harry lost no time after arriving here in getting onto the City Park links, where the four-day tournej will be played, and trying a new sei of 13 1-4—ounce clubs — an ounc< and a quarter less than his old ones He made a par 37 on nine holes then went seven more, shooting twc balls on each hole, and reported h< was “about even with par,’’ despit< a high wind. “Everything went fine,’’ he ! nounced. “My hand didn’t bothei me a bit. I was hitting them as wel as ever. The only thing I’m afratc of is getting into bad trouble ant having to blast my way out.’’ Harry declared he was still oui after the National Open Champion ship, which has barely eluded hin several times so often that it hai won him recognition as a topmosi hard luck player. I don t feel I've been unluoky though,’’ he said. “I think I’ve got ten along very well. And it’s bet ter to go on for a long time and noi win the national than to win it ant . then fade out.” HORSE SHOW SET FOR APRIL 5-6 j. * i -L. 4 -x- 4 4 4 444 1000 -OF-TOWN HORSES EXPECTED Plans For Annual Cape Fear Show Made At Meet Here; Mitchell To Direct Event Members of the board of directors of the Cape Fear Horse Show As sociation, Inc., met : t a luncheon session at the Cape Fear hotel yes terday and conferred with H- H. Mitchell, who will direct the 1940 show, on plans for the event. The date for the Cape Fear show was set definitely for April 5 and 6 which will place it between the Charleston and Pinehurst shows and make it part of that circuit. Plans are being made to care for more than 100 horses from out of town, plus the usually large local contingent and horses from nearby sections. As in the past two years, the show will be held at Legion field. KENTUCKY DERBY MAY SET RECORD $75,000 Purse Expected To Draw 140 Horses; Entries For Race Close Tonight LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 14.—(■£>> —A record list of nominees is pre dicted for the first $75,000 Kentucky Derby on May 4. Nominations for the sixty-sixth running of the country’s top-flight race for three-year-olds close tomor row midnight, and that means mid night wherever you live — because entry letters postmarked before the witching hour will be accepted at Churchill Downs. Last year 115 horses were nomi nated. Colonel Matt Winn, boss of the Downs, expects about 140 to try in 1940 for the biggest pot 'o gold—plus a gold cup—ever offered the classic winner. Up to this year the cash was $50,000 added. Bolstering the colonel’s predic tion are two factors; 1. Breeders and trainers share in the purse for the first time. 2. Cancellation of many important races in England and on the conti nent because of the war is expected to develop a heavy invasion of for eign thoroughbreds- The Downs management mailed blanks some time ago to various agencies in Great Britain and Ireland. There wasn’t the slightest chance of getting Colonel Winn to break precedent and give a hint on the names of any of the leading candi dates already nominated. The colo nel’s view; “Too much like looking in the box.” But the grapevine information bu reau let it be known that Colonel E. R. Bradley, without a runner in the past two Derbies, hadn’t changed his mind about naming Bimelech as his number 1 contender. Colonel Bradley, whose horses have won more Derbies—four—than any other owner, sometime ago predicted not onl ythat Bimelech would win this year’s romp but the Bradley stable would have the second and third horses as well. There didn’t seem to be any doubt also about Arnold Hangar’s Roman Flag, winner of the Breeder’s Fu turity ; Anthony Pellettcri’s Andy K and C. V. Whitney’s Carrier Pi geon. The boys oftimes in the know pre dicted that other nominators would' include Mrs. E- V. Mars, William Woodward, Greentree stable, King ranch. Calumet farms, Woodford farms and Thomas Platt. It will be several weeks before the nominees will be made public. Last year the public was informed of the list March 11. The corres ponding Saturday in '40 would be March 9, but there were indica tions the date might be later to allow the possible receipt of late en tries from abroad. 54 Eliminated In First Round Of GG Tournament CHARLOTTE, Feb. 14. — UP) — Opening eliminations in the annual Carolinas Golden Gloves boxing . tournament this afternoon and to night deleted 54 young hopefuls from the eighth annual charity show. Jim Braddock, former heavy weight champion, appeared as a referee tonight before a packed house at the Charlotte armory a9 the reduction of the field of 329 .entries got along. Most of those performing in the three-round struggles today were in the novice division. Champions in eight weights of both novice and open divisions will be crowned In the finals next Mon day night. State Frosh Defeat Baby Deacons, 52-51 WAKE FOREST, Feb. 14.—UP)— One-point victories by the N. C. State freshmen over the Wake For est Baby Deacons are becoming a 1 habit. Last week, in Raleigh, the State Yearlings handed the Wake Forest club a 57 to 56 defeat in an over time contest. Tonight the State frosh won over the Baby Deacons by 62 to 51. The visitors were trailing 80 to 23 at the half. i All.-Star Baseball Game Scheduled March 17 -—-—-----* GIANTS’ HOPE - - - By Jack Sords 4/toe/ WiteK, ei/ws'Mope 16 PLUG TABSKOJP, 6APjJ«T S^ASoM -fag gi/wts 6AV& AjgVjARK. $ 40,000 AnIP fWb PtA'/gRS (kSWWRiS /WD Pappcm^ For. Him ' j jjAf «** *' > y* ~ 'r . * * 1 Me BAfTeP.32‘5 AMP peov/e lM 104- RUMS R>R. NeWAR< LAST 'JgAR. v ' COPYRIGHT, IMO. KINC FEATURES SYNDICATE,!^ Y CAGERS CARD TILTS TONIGHT Midgets To Play Isaac Bear Quint; Juniors Will Meet Southport Team Y. M. C. A. basketball teams will offer a double bill for fans on :he “Y” hardwood court tonight when the Midgets meet the Isaac Bear Eighth Graders and the Jun ors meet the Southport high school pagers. Both the visiting teams have de pisions in earlier games with the 'Y” teams, but the latter have oeen putting in some strenuous practice sessions preparatory to ;he return games tonight. The lo pals should be rounding into top lorni as the season nears its cli nax. The Midgets’ starting line-up will ponsist. of Waters at center, Prid jen and Jeffords or Croom at the forward berths and Kelly and Man sr, Sidbury or Johnson at the ruard positions. The Bears are ex pected to line up with Watts at penter, Murray and Williams or Wcllwain at guard, and Auld and Herring or Smith at the forward perths. The Juniors will present a some what changed appearance with Durham and Crowley at the for ward posts, Owensby at center and Kelly and Raynor in the defensive roles. In reserve will be Bell, King, Walker, Nelms, Milton, Broadfoot, Biddle and Jackson. The Southport team defeated the Juniors at Southport in their ini tial meeting this season, winning out by two points in a close and exciting contest. The Triangles will seek to avenge this defeat with a decisive victory tonight. MADDEN REVEALS NLRB-RFC ACCORD (Continued From Page One) correctly sets forth the corporation’s understanding.” Edmund J. Toland, committee counsel, drew from Saposs the in formation that he had been a so cialist while attending the Universi ty of Wisconsin, that he taught at the Brookwood Labor college, de nounced by the AFL as communis tic—and simultaneously denounced, Saposs said, by the communists themselves—and that he had advised several prospective visitor^ to Eu rope where they could get informa tion on labor and “left wing” activi ties there. M’AFEE TO BEARS PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 14—<#»— Bert Bell, president of the Philadel phia Eagles pro football club, an nounced today he had acquired tackles Russell Thompson and Mil ton Trost from the Chicago Bears in exchange for negotiation rights to Joe Mihal, former Purdue tackle and George McAfee of Duke univer sity. FURMAN WINS GREENVILLE, S. C., Feb. 14 — <JP)—Furman pulled a startling St. Valentine’s upset tonight in defeat ing Clemson college’s basketball team, defending Southern confer ence champion, 38 to 37. On Jan uary 12, the Clemsons had wallop ed Furman 68-36, Berg, Bright Lose Out lit Everglades Tourney PALM BEACH. Fla., Feb. 14.— (iP) — Patty Berg, the Minneapolis redhead, and Morton Bright of Miami bowed out of the Everglades club mixed two-ball golf tournament today, but the medaliot team of Robert Sweeny and Grace Amory of Palm Beach moved into the semi finals. Marion Mile’y of Lexington, Ky., and Tommy Goodwin of New York ousted Miss Berg and Bright, 2 and 1, the same score by which the Sweeny-Amory combination elimi nated Shirley Ann Johnson of Chi cago and T. Suffern Tailer of Nev» York. W.L. I. FIVE WINS CAGE LOOP FLAG Infantrymen Defeat Company I Cagers 29-15 In Game On Y Court W. L. I.’s basketeers clinched Service league honors last night by capturing the final game of the season from Company I on the Y court by the score of 29 to 15 The winners tallied on the tip-off and were never behind, leading. by 11 to 6 at the quarter, 11 to 8 at the half and 23 to 10 at the three quarter post. Company I put up a good defensive game during most of the fray but was erratic in shooting. “Smoky" Joe Boylan was high scorer with 15 points, while Kelly with six was tops for the Company I team. This victory sewed up the first half championship for W. L I., which had already taken the second half title, and automatically made them loop champions. They beat out the Y team last week for the closing half flag. They will be presented the championship trophy, which is now on display in the Sneeden-York shop. In a practice game, the Triangles defeated the Wilmington All-Stars with a 28 to 22 count. The line up: W. L- I. (29) Company I (18) Burnett (3) ..Keliy (6) Cromartie (4) -__ Brown (3) Boylan (15).___ Williams (2) H. McKeithan (7) —__Marshburn S. McKeithan .Hufham (4) To mnu Referee: Jimmy Moore. SHEPROSEHOLLAND IS GIVEN REPRIEVE (Continued From Page One) Hoke county for the double capital crimes of murder and burglary. The negroes got a reprieve ip De cember to make possible a full inves tigation of the slaying'of the guard, J. S. Chesser. Governor Hoey pre viously had declined to -intervene in their behalf. Gill said that nothing had appear ed to alter the case. According to an investigation, the commissioner said, both the men were involved in Chesser’s killing ‘to a certain extent." The first known writings concern ing the game of chess, giving rules and methods of play, are of Chinese origin. -v. rAMPA GETS TILT FOR FINN RELIEF Contest To Be Similar To Mid Season All-Star Contest Of Major Loops TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 14. — UP* — ram pa was chosen today as the site >f the All-Star baseball game be ween two picked National and Vmerican league teams for the >enefit of the Finnish relief fund, md Sunday. March 17, was selected is the date. A group of the city’s civic lead ;rs, including Mayor R. E. L. Chan ley, met with Columnist Joe Wil iams, chairman of the sports com niftee of the relief fund, and en husiastically guaranteed that both ittendance and receipts for the ;ame would establish a new record 'or southern baseball. Tampa was chosen over Miami ind St. Petersburg largely because >f the greater seating capacity of ts ball park, which is in the leighborhood of 9,000. This includes ibout 1,000 box seats, which will je so\ for whatever the traffic vill stand. Temporary seats will >e strung out the length of the foul ines. bringing the seating capacity xjssibly to 20,000. Civic leaders promised to hawk ickets for the game from doer to Innr Ana Viunlr nracidant oo IH that le and all his vice-presidents would urn salesmen- A minimum goal of 125,000 was set, but the expectation .vas that receipts would reach $50, )00. Another $75,000 probably will pe realized from the radio rights, Williams announced. So far as possible, the game will pe a duplicate of the All-Star game played regularly at mid-season. Commissioner K. M. Landis wiil at :endt and former President Herbert Hoover, who is head of the Finnish relief fund, is counted upon to tbrow out the first ball. No definite decision about the make-up of the two clubs was reached. The original idea was that players would be chosen only from teams training in Florida, but as Williams grew more expansive to day he contemplated bringing in stars from clubs training on the Pacific coast by airplane. The rival teams will be chosen by a committee of sports writers. Williams wants every club in the major leagues to be represented, and he is particularly keen about having the outstanding rookies on hand. The three famous DIMaggio brothers — Joe, Dominick and Vin cent—probably wil be seen on one and the same field for the first time. After the rival squads have been chosen, they will be turned over to the managers to use as they desire. Possibly the two managers will be given a voice in the selection of the squads, but that is a detail to be ironed out. Boston Bees Leave For Spring Training Camp BOSTON, Feb. 14—ta>>—The van guard of the Boston Bees, eight players led by Jack Onslow, new manager of the Hartford Eastern league baseball club, will board a train here tomorrow for Bradenton, Fla. Others will be picked up along the way and a total of 30 players is ex pected to detrain at the southern training city. The Bees also announced the re ceipt of the signed contract of Joe Sullivan, the Bremerton, Wash., left hander, who won six and dropped nine games last year, showing promise despite a bad ankle. L 1 mmmaML WMlfQ Rowe Says Yanks Due To Crack; Tigers To Be Terrific Outfit LAKELAND, Fla., Feb. 14.—I®— A two-way hunch that has been spending the winter with Schoolboy Rowe was brought out in public to day—and if it isn’t a phoney, the baseball world will be hailing a new champion before the footballs fly again next fall. Here for a few days of golf be fore the Detroit Tiger training sea son opens Feb. 25, the towering pitcher today summed up his "vis ion” of the 1940 American league sea son in a few short words. “The Yanks are due for that long coming crackup, and the Tigers are going to have a terrific ball club. “We’ve been playing in tough luck for several years, but we’ve got the ball players and we’ll be dynamite to stop,” said the six-foot, four-inch, 200-pound right-hander. "Think of a batting order with Mc Coskey, Gehringer, Greenberg, York, Campbell, Higgins, Tebbetts and Bart ell in it,” he said, warming to his subject. “The Yankees can’t of fer anything to stop it. and if yo_ ask me their pitching staff js babit to pop wide open with ail those old men on it. “Our pitching is open to question on the basis of last year, but my hunch tells me that Buck Newsom Tommy bridges and I will be throe regular starters this season, ana we’il have lots of help from Dizzy Trout, Fred Hutchinson, Archie .Me. Kain and A1 Benton.’’ Rowe hopes that Dick Bartell, ob. tained from the Cubs, will fill ibi shortstop hole. As to the switch which sends Hank Greenberg from first base to the outfiled in order to make room for Rudy York, “Hank can make the change • successfully if he really wants to—and I hope he’ll try his derndest.’’ Rowe is gratified over the deal which brought Bruce Campbell from Cleveland. “That Campbell was the toughest man in baseball for the Detroit bail cldb to put out.” STORMY WEATHER WINS BOAT RACE Yacht Wins Miami To Nassau Event For Fourth Straight Year; Good News Second NASSAU, B. TV. I., Feb. 14.— UP)—Stormy Weather, skippered by jovial William La Brot of Annapo lis, Md., today was declared win ner, for the fourth consecutive year, of the annual Miami-Nassau yacht race in which the 184-mile course record for elapsed time was shattered by two of the 13 entries. Riding high on a strong favor ing wind, the 54-foot jib-headed yawl, flying the burgee of the An napolis Yacht club, was clocked in 22 hours, six minutes, 28 seconds of elapsed time and was given a handicapped corrected time rating of 18 hours, 24 minutes, 57 seconds. Finishing second on a corrected time rating of 18 hours, 40 min utes, 50 seconds was the new and previously untried 64-foot yawl Good News, owned by Robert W. Johnson of Princeton, N. J., and entered from the New York Yacht club. Its elapsed time was 20 hours, 37 minutes, seven seconds. It was a bitter defeat for John son, the wealthy surgical supply manufacturer, who owned and skip pered Stormy Weather to victory in the Nassau race the previous three years and who sold her to La Brot only recently upon acquir ing Good News. Claiming third place with a cor rected time of 18 hours, 42 min utes, 23 seconds was the scratch boat Tioga, whose elapsed time of 19 hours, 36 minutes, 30 seconds as the first finisher broke the course record by 43 minutes, 10 seconds. The largest craft in the race, Tioga, 72-foot ketch owned by Harry E. Noyes of Marblehead, Mass., was forced to give time handicaps to all other entries. The previous elapsed time course Goshen Track Plans Rich Harness Purse GOSHEN, N. Y., Feb. 14.—— The richest harness race card ever held at Goshen’s historic half-mile track in its 100 years of existence will launch grand circuit racing in the east this summer, Owner E. Roland Harriman, announced today, From July 15 to 20 a total of $35, 000—$10,000 more than any preced ing year—will be offered in purses. Easterners will get their first glimpse of 1940 Hambletonian Stake hopefuls, to be raced at the mile track Aug. 14, in the $2,000 historic stake for three-year-old trotters. Kuno, Dunbar Bostwick's winter book favorite for the Hambletonian, is expected to make his first 'tart of the year in the stake. Leland, Waccamaw Meet In Double Bill Tonight The Leland high school eager? will meet "Waccamaw's basketball teams in a doubleheader at the Leland gymnasium tonight at 7:30 o’clock. All previous meetings of the two teams have been close and to add to the excitement tonight the Le land girls will be fighting for the second place standing in the Brunswick county league. Friday night, the Lelanders will pl»y Southport in a double bill at Leland. The new balcony in the gym has recently been completed, thereby providing more room for spectators. record of 20 hours, 19 minutes, 40 seconds was established in 1936 by Vamarie, owned by Vadim Maka roff of New York. An Interesting Hobby) Model Boat & Airplane Building Models—10c up PICKARDS 209 Market St. Phone 86! I THIS WHISKEY IS 3 YEARS OLD .