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1 Smoke Rings
I* ‘Duke Will Win’
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.
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
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
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.”
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1000 -OF-TOWN
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
As in the past two years, the show
will be held at Legion field.
$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
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
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
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.
All.-Star Baseball Game Scheduled March 17
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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
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
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
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.
(Continued From Page One)
correctly sets forth the corporation’s
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.
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
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
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»
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.
(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.
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
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,
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
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
Rowe is gratified over the deal
which brought Bruce Campbell from
“That Campbell was the toughest
man in baseball for the Detroit bail
cldb to put out.”
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
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
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
209 Market St. Phone 86!

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