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whitf PHANTOMS DEFEAT DUKE 39 TO 23 * *. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *. Caoe Fear Horse Show Attracting Much Attention Outstanding Hunter And Jumper Stables Interested Attractive Prize List Expected To Draw Many Entries In These As Well As Five Gaited Divisions The Cape Fear Horse show, to be presented at Legion field April 5 and 6, is already creating great interest among horse owners in the eastern part of the United States, H. H. Mitchell, director of the show, said last "^Inquiries, he said, have already been received from some of the outstanding stables of hunters and jumpers in the country and indications are the show will have the finest entry list this year it has ever boasted. ____ This, he said, is due to the at MANY STINGS WINS W1DENER CUP RACE Flashes Ahead In Closing Run To Finish Half Length Ahead Of Field By GAYLE TALBOT MIAMI, March 2— <® —Stout hearted as his supporters thought he was, Many Stings came up with a burning turn of speed in the final run to the wire at Hialeah park to day to win the colorful Widener Challenge Cup race by a half length from a field of 13 other stake horses. Conies From Behind Far behind the flying leader, Max well Howard's The Chief, when the big cavalcade hit the final bend, Many Stings, the favorite, flashed ahead as they went into the closing run and held it stubbornly against the challenge of Big Pebble, which finished four lengths ahead of Su preme Sir and Day Off, dead-heated A crowd of 16,093 paid to watch the fifth running of Florida's great est horse race in fine, sunny weather and bet a record $149,339 through the mutuel machines. Many Stings repaid $9.10 on each $2.00 winning ticket, and won $52,000 for his own er Leo J. Marks, of Columbus, Ohio. For several minutes after the race the result board was splattered with red lights, denoting a claim of foul, and the backers of Many Stings were held in suspense. But in the end they collected and the favorite was led into the winner’s circle. Owner Marks heard the result from his hotel in the city, too ill to visit Li dv.lv. Many Stings bore wide as he went around the field entering the stretch and continued to steer wide as they came down toward the wire. Big Pebble, outstanding surprise of the race, first tried to go past the leader on theoutside but found his way partially blocked. Only a furlong from home his rider, George Seabo, suddenly cut across behind Many Stings and then tried it from that side, but it was too late. The objection was based on the claim that Ruperto Donoso, little Chilean rider atop Many Stings, had deliberately borne out to hold off Big Pebble, but the officials wouldn’t Donoso said he knew he could win all the way, and that he never was worried by the Chief’s early pace. Big Pebble, owned by Mrs. E. S. Moore, of Wyoming, paid the hand some price of 39.60 for placing second, while Supreme Sir and Day Off split the show price of 53.50. Fifth at the finish was The Chief, followed by Shot Put, Dolly Val, Sandy Boot, Woof Woof, Memory Book, Brown King, High Fidelity, Sir Damion, Confiado, Inscoelda and Technician. None of them ever fig ured seriously in the race, except The Chief and he had everybody worried for a time. uuke s No. 2 Tearn Defeats No. 1 6-0 DURHAM, March 2—(iP)—Taking a short pass from Frank Swiger, little Carl Deane ran 50 yards to give Duke’s No. 2 team a 6-0 vic tory over the No. 1 outfit in an intra squad spring practice game here this afternoon. After the first two elevens had battled, Duke’s No. 4 outfit defeated the No. 3 outfit by the same score when Bill Wartman, aided by an ac cidental block by Coach Wallace Wade, dashed 70-yards down the sideline for the score. Both tries for extra points, one by Steve Lach, the other by Jim Devonshire, were no good. Elizabeth Hicks Wins South Atlantic Play ORMOND BEACH, Fla., March 2 —Cg?)—Elizabeth Hicks of Long Beach, Cal., defeated Betty Jameson of San Antonio 3 and 2 today for the South Atlantic Women’s golf cham pionship. It was Miss Hicks second victory III a row over Miss Jameson. She defeated the Texan in the finals of the recent Palm Beach tournament. tractive prize list wnicn nas Deen arranged for the show, in which par ticular attention has been paid Jo the hunting and jumping divisions. Five Gaited Horses There are more gaited horses than ever in the South this year, he pointed out, which will assure the show of the keenest competition in the gaited division which has ever been seen here. This is particularly true, he said, in the junior division of four-year olds and under, where most of them will make, their appearance in the show ring for the first time. A special effort is being made, he said, to bring some fast trotting horses here to exhibit in the road ster division where, drawing two wheel bikes, with the drivers wearing their stable colors, they will make one of the most exciting and color ful classes ever shown here. There are 55 classes listed in the prize list which the show has issued for this year. These classes are divid ed into eight divisions: five gaited, three gaited, hunters and jumpers, harness, walking horse, horseman ship classes, pony and miscellaneous classes. In the five gaited division there will be a $200 five gaited champion ship stake and classes for rtallions and geldings only, for mares only, for combination five gaited -horses, junior five gaited, novice five gaited, North Carolina-owned five gaited, five gaited horses shown by rmateur riders only, local five gaited horses, ladies’ five gaited, model five gait ed, and East Carolina five gaited horses. In the hunter and jumper division, which gives a show its greatest ac tion and color, there will be classes for model hunters, a $100 open jump ing stake, knock-down-and-out, and touch-and-out events, open jumping, a $100 hunter stake, hunter hack.., open hunters, Corinthian, ladies' hunters, team of three hunters tan dem, pairs of jumpers abreast, la dies’ jumpers, and children’s jump ers. In the harness division there will be an open division for fine harness horses and a class for roadsters. In the horsemanship division there will be children’s open horsemanship classes, local children’s horseman ship classes, and East Carolina horsemanship class and a ladies’ finon $tnreamonnViir» nlnen In the pony division there will be a class for ponies to be shown by children, a class for ponies in har ness to suitable vehicle, and a local pony class. Miscellaneous classes include those for pairs of saddle horses, road hacks and pleasure saddle horses. DIES LOUISVILLE, Ky„ March 2—OF) —A. C. Ernst’s Dollarville prepping here for the 1940 Kentucky Derby died today on an Intestinal stran gulation *•----*1 Aero Chatter BY ANNA FEENSTRA Things got rather exciting at the airport Monday night when we re ceived a telephone message from the police station telling us that a Stinson was coming up from Char leston if we could get lights on the field. Of course we said "sure,” and quickly dragged out the smudge pots and rounded up a few cars, al though the plane wasn’t due for about an hour. At 10:15 we heard the motor, so placed the cars on the field to light the pilot’s way into a perfect landing. The approach and landing made it hard to believe that this was the first time he had land ed at the local airport. This incident is more proof that lights are need ed on the field. Another visitor at the field last week was the Coast Guard Grum man, on the routine neutrality patrol. Several army Severskys circled the airport Wednesday, but sped away without landing. And speaking of army planes, we heard the drone of motors during the night a few times last week, and en vied the pilots who were flying high above the clouds in that beautiful ,moonlight. Club news: lne Aero ciud substituted pleasure for busi ness last Wednesday night and held a weiner roast in place of the usual business session. One look at the fire and you could tell that the gang was from the airport .for there burning mer rily were the remains of a glider that one of the boys had started to build, and then abandoned! Oh well, the glider was usefull, because many a kite was built from the hangar walls and used officers of the club will take over duties at the meeting Wed nesday night . . . Students and fans, come on out . .. The Model club will hold its regular meet ing Thursday night at the Chamber of Commerce, when plans for the model meet to be held at the airport Saturday will be perfected. Much interest has been manifest in this project among both kids and grown ups. It is planned to give trophys to the winners in the three divisions. Pickard's Sport ing Goods has donated a very line iropny ior iirsi ana a meuai as second prize. The club’s first contest model is the Dick Yorda model, which has set quite a few important records. More free tickets for airplane rides were given away at the last meeting. We had more fun Sunday watch ing the broad grins on the faces of the boys who received the tickets. For the Finns: Through the mail comes the suggestion that all the pilots in the country set aside a day in March to hop passengers, all pro ceeds of that day to be turned over to Finnish relief. It was also sug gested that the proceeds be turned over to the Finnish ambassador in Washington, so the fund could be used for war material. Tis quite a noble thought . , . What do you in ihis Corner-By Art Hrenz RED-HOT ROOKIES BOB ELumr mm V 25-Y'EAR-OLD FLY CHASER VMO . CAME UP EAST \ SEPTEMBER H PROMISES To ADD m PERCENTAGE POINTS ¥ To PIRATE POWER.. L FRANK FRISCH t HOPES HE IS THE m right-Handed m hitter the team W HAS NEEDED To % MAKE iTA CONTENC&, -J rv ^ THE'/ CALL m BOB THE PLA&freZ. HE'S FROM PLASTER OK CAL..... 1 ... AND HE THE POTATO FOR .333 IH 3Z GAMES WITH | lf!£ BUCS LAST FALL. ' ■-■■■■ — Fast Teams In Star-News Tourney *____ - Believed to be two of the fastest teams in The Star-News tourney which opens Wednesday, are the Iceland aggregations above. The boys, left to right, are: front row, Coach W. A. Wheeless, Cecil Lowe, Charles Robbins, Sylvester Hollis, Roy Hall and Paul Robbins; second row, Annond Ganey, Billy Hines, Dan Willetts, George Thomas Rourk and J. C. Chadwick. The girls, left to right, are: seated, Elizabeth Ganey, Ethel Douglas and Retha Mae Peterson; standing, Elizabeth King, Lilly Williams, Mary Burns Peterson, Evelyn Allen, Juanita Lowe, Marian Butler, Beatrice White. Sylvia Bordeaux and Mildred Clark. think? Speaking of Finland, our airpor thas a Mannerheim Line too! Somebody has dubbed the rows of flags that mark the construction with that monicker. Quite fitting, we think. At the Airport.- Two more students made their first solo hops Sunday, and all of us pre sent enjoyed the traditional "Solo Set-Up”. No, we didn’t get steaks, but no one can deny the fact that we enjoyed the Coca-Colas and salted peanuts’ immensely! The wife of Mr. Edgland, com plained that from the looks of things, she was fast becoming an "airport widow,” the wife who spends hours on the ground alone while waiting for hubby ' to come on in and land. One of the boys solved that problem quite simply by persuading his wife to take flying lessons too . . . Got a good laugh Sunday when we overheard a small boy who was inspecting the Stinson ( remark, “Since when have they wovn pulling mu OUUIIVIO «•» ( planes?” . . . The extremes in transportation certainly met the other day, when, while flying over a sandy country road, I looked down to see ;fti ox cart ! . . . The Stinson will be on hand j as usual today for passenger hopping, and the usual stunting exhibition will be put on by 1 Jimmy Pennington. To those who gasp with horror when he 1 cuts the switch to come in for a 1 dead stick landing—landing with ( no power, to you—we say, this 1 is no foolish bit of ‘‘crazy fly- * ing” but a perfectly sane demon stration of the safety of modern £ aircraft. Got a very unsual ride * in the Cub the other day, when 5 they wheeled it into the hangar f with me ns n. nassenerer! But it 1 did feel funny to land tail first! c . . . We had a perfect demon stration of bombers and inter- y ceptors one day as the Cub flew 1 near the Stinson. But maybe s it was just the difference in size I that gave the impression ... s The instructor tells us that I while flying with a student one t day, the student suddenly turn- n ed sharply and sped over a highway gazing intently at some a object there. In a moment came a a yell “It pays to fly!” Look ing down the instructor saw, t far behind the plane, but travel- j ing in the same direction, a bus, j one of the very big variety- j Thought for today: Flying on the F last drop of gas is just PLANE fool ishness. n George T. Dunlap, Jr. Wins Tin Whistle EventP r PINEHURST, N. C., March 2—-<ZP) i; George T. Dunlap, Jr., former na- a tional amateur champion, won the 1: Tin Whistle Club championship to- a day for the seventh consecutive o time- His score was 72-69-141. p James D. Hunter of North Adams, o Mass., was second with 73-70-143. Richard S. Tufts of Pinehurst was t] third with 79-79-158. s, Cape Fear Loop Teams Begin Practice Sessions ™ ’ ' ★ Masonboro Ramblers, Roy al Crowns And Hi-Kap pas Work Out Today Three teams of the Cape Fear 3aseball association . . . the Mason joro Ramblers, the Royal Crowns ind the Hi-Kappas . . . will begin jractices for the nearing season to lay. Opening games are scheduled for Ipril 14. High Hopes With a new name and a new man iger, the Masonboro aggregation op imistically looks forward to the :oming season with high hopes for he pennant. Last year, as the Clam liggers, this club spent the most of he season floudering around in the ;econd division. ampaign with a pack of experienced ilayers from last year’s nine together rith several promising newcomers vho are expected to bolster the lub’s standing. Newly-signed James Todd has 16 eterans and two new men from .•hicli to select his starting lineup, iandidates for the regular positions nclude several of the section’s best mateur players and it is Captain 'odd’s firm belief that the Ramblers re going to make every game an in eresting one for the opposition this eason- Notable is the fact that two imilies make this a ‘name team’ as alf of the squad is either a Farrow r a Todd. Well-known players back for this ear’s competition include: Ad Hew itt, Jr., captain of the 1939 edition; luggers, Dick Daws, Herman and liehard Farrow; short, Dewis Todd; teady and reliable Deacon Jones; luck Tyre, boasted as one of the est receivers in the league; and iany others. Those expected to answer Man ger Todd’s call for this afternoon re: Hurlers: James Walton, Dick Jiunmu rcuruw, ana jonnnte tines. Infiielders: Dec Jones, Ad tewlett, Jr., Louis Todd, Richard 'arrow, David George, J. B. Ed wards, Jr., Gene Allen, and Tim . arrow Outfielders expected out are Her lan Farrow, Fred Pepper, Don : odd, Sam Farrow, and James Todd. The only catcher on the squad at ' resent is Tyre. The Royal Crowns will meet at ' obert Strange playground for their ' litial practice. Skeet James, man- | jer of the team again this year, said ist night he has signed no players nd every position on the team is pen. “The best man out for each , osition will be picked, regardless j : who he is, he said. Again this year E. L. Brooks, of : le Nehi Bottling company, is spon- i >r of the club. I, GARCIA DEFENDS HIS RING CROWN He And Armstrong Battle To Draw In Ten Round Bout At Los Angeles By ROBERT MYERS LOS ANGELES, March 2.—(IP)— Welterweight champion Henry Arm strong's quest of Ceferino Garcia’s middleweight title is still a 50-50 wager and take your pick. The two fought each other to a standstill in 10 rounds of bloody com bat Jast night before a paid attend Hnpp nf IB 990 oml T'nfprpp flpm’jp V. Blake called it a draw. The fight drew a gross gate of $65,953. Chances Spoiled Brim-full of action from start to finish, the draw decision virtually spoiled the end of Hammerin’ Arm strong’s hope of acquiring a fourth title in his career, although a re match might be made some time later. Garcia, the Filipino who is recog nized as the middleweight champ of California and New York, weighed 153 1-2 and Armstrong 142. Arguments raged on today over the outcome. George Parnassus, the Filipino's manager, openly charged that Armstrong waged a “dirty fight,’’ and said illegal use of his shoulders and head robbed Garcia of a chance for a clear-cut victory. Many ring-siders thought Garcia earned it with his clean, shocking uppercuts to the head that twice ’ had the negro lad reeling backwards, but just as many gave the fight to Armstrong for his usual relentless, 1 ever-punching- aggressiveness. Blood flowed from the third round : on. Garcia suffered an eye cut—his corner claimed it was butted—and ’ Armstrong’s mouth was cut in the ( same round and his left eye was 1 shut tight for the last three frames. 1 Pecora Leads Whites To 5 Touchdown Win CHAPEL, HILL, March 2.—UP)_ lohnny Pecora, 167-pound fresh nan from Bowden, N. C., led the .Vhites to a five touchdown vic ory over the Blues in the closing vinter scrimmage at Carolina to lay. Coach Ray Wolf thought the docking and tackling good con iidering the squad has had only hree weeks work outdoors, but mnounced the Tar Heels would lave another spring drill starting darch 26. Pecora broke loose for one 75 'ard run and passed to Fred Stal ings and Don Baker for two other narkers. Frank O’Hare passed to ferry Dunkie and Joe Austin for wo others, but the passing was till not up to 1939. (I Win Gives UNC Seventh Southern Loop Cage Title Duke Leads for First Ten Minutes But On Ahead Carolinians Never Relinaui^ Ce Their Advantage By W. JOYNES MacFARLAN RALEIGH, March 2.— (AP)—The University of v Carolina’s slick-working White Phantoms, with GP°n Glamack marking up 18 points, whipped Duke 39 tn°rjj! tonight and won the 19th annual Southern confP,l" basketball tournament. It was the seventh conference championship for the White Phan toms. It was also the first time that Duke had faced North Caro lina, its traditional foe, in the final game of the tournament. In his three towaament games Glamack scored 62 points. Chuck Holley of Duke started the scoring and the Blue Devils led the first ten minutes. A basket put North Carolina ahead 9 to 8 and then the Phantoms were never headed. Duke was behind, 14 to 20, at the half. A capacity crowd of 4,000 wit nessed the game, Glamack, Paul Severin and Jim my Howard paced the Phantoms. Bill Hock, who guarded Glamack closely for more than half the game, and Cy Valasek were Duke’s best. BOBBY RIGGS WINS NATIONAL SINGLES Sarah Palfrey Fabyan De feats Pauline Betz, 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 NEW YORK, March 2.—(#)— Peerless Bobby Riggs became the first tennis ace since the halcyon days of Big Bill Tilden to win both the outdoor and indoor national sin gles championship when he swept Don McNeill of Oklahoma City off the boards 3-6, 6-1, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 in the indoor finals today. Riggs, never overly popular here, beat today’s gallery favorite in a match in which the smart tactician out-planned and out-gamed the blond Kenyon college student—scor ing heavily on a series of perfectly timed advances to the net. The match wras a grand display of indoor tennis, but it wasn’t half as exciting as the women’s singles in which Sarah Palfrey Fabyan, the Bostonian, defeated blonde Pauline Betz of Los Angeles in three sets, fi-J 1.K 7-S. Miss Betz, the defending champion, was mowing Mrs. Fabyan down mer. cilessly when they took a 10 minute intermission between the second and third sets—and promptly lost four straight games. She courageously came back but the handicap was too much and Mrs. Fabyan ran the match out. Mrs. Fabyan, like Riggs, was win ning her first indoor title. After Miss Betz came up to 5-all in games (Mrs. Fabyan once had an advantage of 5-1 games and was at match point) the turning point of the uphill battle came. The Califor nian needed but one point to crack her rival’s service and she had an easy overhead kill—but she almost knocked the ball out of the armory, and Mrs. Fabyan went on to win. Norma Taubele of New York and Gracyn Wheeler of Los Angeles took the women's doubles championship by defeating Louise Raymond of Scarsdale, N. Y-. and Patricia Cum mings of Westfield, N. J., 7-5, 6-4. McKechnie Gives Any Rookie Chance To Play TAMPA, Fla., March 2— (S’) — lust to show he has an open mind. Manager Bill McKechnie says any rookie in the nation who knows a lasehall from a barrel ot apples has i chance to get a fat job with the lincinna'. Reds. Without mentioning the odds, the skipper let his regulars know today hat no matter how good they were ast year, 1940 is 1940 and anybody ;an come around and try for any spot.. Just as if he were running a sellar team, McKechnie said the field vas wide open. That’s undoubtedly true from a echnical standpoint, but McKechnie rimself knows the mortality rate imong rookies and besides it will ake a real hot spot—as they go in he National league—to break into he lineup. A combination that won he 1939 penant isn’t to be disturb ed lightly. HllllllMIIMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIlliimmiiiim — — ■ Powder Smoke By Edmund McLaurin u earner permit;-.. ;:T^rr day of firing o£ the Wilmingto, Rifle and Pistol club's first annual mid-winter smallbore rifle tow ment today, will give Wilmin^ ians a first-hand opportunity to »-•, ness an outstanding exhibition 4 rifle marksmanship as well as u excellent chance to study the VJ. rious items of shooting eanin™,. usually found on the firing iines the national matches. Present indications are that, *;•], a little co-operation from the Neath, er man, the scheduled shoot tola; will be a big success and a feather in the cap of the sponsoring organ, zation as a large number of state shooters have already noljl tied the local club’s secretart Henry Habenicht. that they an planning to be on the firing lj!t when Capt. H. M. Rooney, 0f lie ville, state supervisor of civilm marksmanship, here to supervui the matches gives the usual con mand of “Ready on the left: Read? on the right! Read on the fins line! Commence firing:” Most t; the out-of-town participants ar* taking in the Wilmington shoot ti route to St. Petersburg, F!a„ what the South Atlantic smallbore chan, pionships will be fired (his Ned Their participation, therefore, a somewhat in the nature of a Nan up for the larger shoot farther south, which, incidentally, usually attracts about 10,000 persons a nually. With such recognized riflemen a VanSleen, of Gastonia; Norm Boger, ot Kannapolis; Paul M. Vance, Newland; John Dwells, Charlotte; John Upchurch, Dunn; Mrs. A. F. Molt, Asheville; E, E Warren, Kannapolis, and others, op. the list of compeittors, there is sow speculation locally as to the shot ing the local shooters will mail against the listinguished array i out-of-town talent. Personally, I would consider til outcome in the lap of the gods, for, everything considered, and especial ly so if the weather should be a si: erratic during the actual firing i the matches, individual skill if not be the only factor which if determine the final results. In it) matter of equipment. I believe lit local boys will be generally in classed as with the single exception of Charlie Jones, w li o ownsi heavy-barreled target rifle of 11 ? very latest design, the Wilrain?': group will use light, standard hr rel model rifles throughout t hi shoot. Particularly in the any sigh matches, which will permit the us of telescopic sights of varying pc*' er, it is reasonably certain that u out-of-town shooters will hav< things pretty much their own **•’ as this rather expensive item equipment is entirely absent an®! members of the Wilmington teut on the other hand, the locals h have adequate sighting equiime of the metallic class, and, a; n gards the iron sight events,* hoping to give the up-state toys* determined fight for the %t* awards in the metallic sight di'® of the tourney, six events of •W will be fired todayj__ Albert F. Perry INSURANCE BONDS Orton Bldg. - Tbone 390 iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiTTTiTMiitllllllllllllllllli =:..... ^ I "today 50c I I 2 STINSON TRI MOTORED AIR LINERS % = GOVERNMENT LICENSED AIRPLANES AND PILOT' | ^ _—' ^ I STUNT FLYING NIGHT FLYING | — -^ 1 SPECIAL! J = For a limited time we will give complete (J*9l Qg0 18-hour government flying courses for only g 1 Airport® Wilmington. #| ~ *0 'ears Without Injury to Passenger or Stuelent ^ * .. .“ 11# MODEL SUPPLIES Get your model airplane supplies from the club’s official head quarters. New shipment just re ceived. PICKARDS 209 Market St. Phone 862 Jk