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CAGE TITLE PLAY TO OPEN TONIGHT Championship Series In Sun day School Loops Slated Here This Week-End The first games in the champion Bhip series in the Friday night and Saturday afternoon basketball leagues will be played this week end with Calvary meeting Taber nacle on the Y. M- C. A. court to night at 8:15 o’clock. The First Baptist cagers will Play the First Presbyterian quint at the y Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Calvary will be a slight favorite to subdue Tabernacle’s aggressive cagers by virtue of their recent vic tory in the final game of the regu lar schedule. This victory gave Cal vary the second-half championship just as Tabernacle captured the first half in the closing contest of that half. With one win apiece, this series has all the earmarks of a '’natural" that is expected to keep the fans on their feet. Both teams boast well-balanced line-ups, with cagey defensive tactics and excellent marksmanship all around. Calvary win probably start Pylant and G. McKoy at guard, L. McKoy at cen ter, and Hunter and W. Rogers in the forward roles. There is plenty of replacement material in Johnson, Surles, J. Rogers and others. Tabernacle will probably place Captain Markiton and Shepard at guard Casteen at center and Evans and H. Kelly in the forward berths, although these positions are just as likely to be reversed. Saturday’s clash wdll pit First Baptists hefty first half champions against the Presbyterians’ small but elusive combination, winners of the second half. The latter will select | WEATHER (Continued from Page One) WASHINGTON, March 14. — OP) — Weather bureau records of tempera ture and rainfall for the 24 hours end ing 8 p m., in the principal cotton growing areas and elsewhere: Station High Low Prec. Alpena, cloudy - 31 2S 0.03 Asheville, cloudy — —. 39 32 0.11 Atlanta, clear_- 45 35 0.40 Atlantic City, rain_41 31 0.39 Birmingham, clear «. 47 39 0.70 Boston, cloudy - 40 28 0.00 Buffalo, snow-- 34 27 0.34 Burlington, rain- 38 0 0.01 Chicago, snow - 24 20 0.03 Cincinnati, snow —- 33 30 0.-0 Cleveland, snow -- 30 27 0.04 Dallas, clear _ 01 31 0.00 Denver, clear - 51 20 0.00 Detroit, snow - 30 29 0.02 Duluth, cloudy - 18 11 0.04 El Paso, clear - 03 25 0.00 Galveston, cloudy — 01 37 0.00 Havre, cloudy _ 54 23 0.00 Jacksonville, rain — 72 5 0.04 Kansas City, clear — 25 20 0.00 Key West, cloudy — 77 69 0.00 Los Angeles, clear — 82 56 O.Ou Louisville, snow _ 32 30 0.00 Memphis, clear - 33 30 0.00 Meridian, cloudy - — 38 0.00 Miami, cloudy - 77 - 70 0.00 Minn.-St Paul, cloudy 20 13 0.09 Mobile, cloudy - 55 42 1.09 New Orleans, cloudy - — 45 0.09 New York, rain _ 40 29 0.20 Norfolk, rain _ 59 36 0.34 Norfolk, rain _ 59 36 0.34 Pittsburgh, snow- 37 35 0.70 Portland, Ore., cloudy 68 47 0.00 Portland, Me., cloudy 40 29 0.00 Richmond, rain - 41 32 0.76 San Antonio, cloudy _ 67 *33 O.Oo San Francisco, cloudy 69 52 0.00 Savannah, rain _ 63 48 0.35 Tampa, rain _ 72 65 0.00 Vicksburg, clear- 49 36 Q.00 Washington, rain — 43 32 1.10 Wilmington, rain — 67 • 42 0,12 BURNS ARE FATAL TO MAN AND GIRL (Continued from Page One) was trying to save the girl. Neigh bors were able to extinguish the blaze in the room and the house was not damaged to any great extent. Coroner M. O. Pope, after investi gating the deaths, said they were due to accidental burning and that no inquest will be held. their starting line-up from the fol lowing: Nelms, J. Crowley, G. Crow ley, B. Boney, Jackson and Canady. The Baptist line-up will probably consist of Todd and Daniels, for wards, Oldenbuttel, center, and Fus sell and Middleton, guards. GRADY AND OTHERS PAY FILING FEES (Continued from Page One) McNeill of Statesville and John R Hoffman of Burlington, republicans. Eure and Ferree are the only persons who have filed for secre tary of state, but Walter Murphy of Salisbury, democrat, has announced he will run. Cathey, blind Asheville judge, will oppose Zebulon Weaver ol Asheville, incumbent, in the demo cratic primary. Gaskill is the only republican to file from the Third congressional district, but Graham A. Barden of New Bern, incumbent, and Zeno B. Spence of Goldsboro have filed for the democratic nomi nation. Pou will be opposed in the demo cratic primary by Charles W- Miller of Asheville. No opposition has ap peared to date to Shuford, who was appointed labor commissioner two years ago by Governor Hoey to suc ceed A. L. Fletcher, who resigned to take a federal appointment. Grady issued a statement accus ing "the liquor interests and ma chine politicians” of exerting pres sure to cause his withdrawal from the gubernatorial race. "My friends who are interested in my campaign and who want to help me both personally and financially have been threatened,” said the grey-haired Kenly lawyer. "These are the usual tactics and may al ways be expected when liquor mixes in the politics and govern ment of any state.” Grady pledged that it elected he would demand a state-wide referen dum to outlaw liquor which, he said, “crept back into North Carolina like a thief in the night. Eure said in a statement that he had kept a pledge to make the office of secretary of state "belong to the people.” He said he appreciated the “confidence reposed in me” by the people of the state and "craved” a continuation of "this confidence.’” Pou said he was running “on my record,’ and added: “I have made an effort to serve all the people of North Carolina. The duties of state auditor bring this office in monthly contact with the clerks of the su perior court of North Carolina, a large majority of whom have indi cated their support of my candi dacy. He quoted letters from the clerks of superior courts of Ashe, Buncombe and Yadkin counties, all of which praised the proficiency of the auditor’s office. Shuford said he had experience in the work of his department, which "makes me keenly desirous of carrying on with the program-" "The recently added responsibility of assisting the wage and hour di vision in the administration of the federal law increases the field of the commissioner’s services, and en hances the value of experience in this work,” Shuford added. SUPREME SOVIET MEETING CALLED (Continued from Page One) northern Europe from alleged “plots” to embroil it in conflict. The government newspaper Iz vestia asserted editorially that the pact “deals a crushing blow to far reaching plans of war-mongers in north Europe.” In the same vein Komsomolskaya Pravda declared the accord “will become an important link in the system destined to safeguard Eu rope's north and east from the flames of the second imperialist war.” Izvestia contended that “neither in letter nor in spirit does the treaty affect to the slightest ex tent the independence and sover eign rights of the Republic of Fin land, the independence which she received from the Soviet state 22 years ago." Rather, it said, the pact "repre sents a real triumph for the peace policy of the Soviet union” and shows three things: “Firstly, that the Soviet union neither in diplomatic negotiations nor after a successful test of arms presents even its smallest neigh bors terms incompatible with their national dignity or placing in doubt in any extent their national inde pendence. "It shows secondly that after presenting just demands the Soviet Union offers every possibility to ensure their realization in the shortest time, even in the most un favorable conditions. “Lastly, it shows that those small (and not only small) countries which rely upon various 'guaran tees’ become tools of interests alien to them, enter a dangerous path and can escape disastrous conse quences only by adopting an inde pendent and sober policy.” Russia’s "wise peace policy,” it said, "broke and demolished plots against neutral countries” which now have “heaved a sigh of relief. The direct menace to their inde pendence and the direct menace of their being drawn into war now is over.” For Russia herself, the peace treaty “eliminates an anti-Soviet war base which for decades was prepared by our enemies with such diligence at the very gate of Lenin grad . . . within artillery firing range” of the Finnish-Russian fron tier, Izvestia said. touristTspending CLIMBS IN STATE (Continued from Page One) make people who travel conscious of North Carolina and to make them want to come to the state," he said. “A large part of this 'something' must have been the advertising v-hich the state has been doing since the summer of 1937, when the state advertising program first got under way.” (( DRAMATIC FIGHT IN PLANE ENDS IN MAN’S DEATH (Continued from Page One) “He went to the airport and said that I had sent him,’’ Mortimi mer Rabson of New Vork city, an attorney friend of Rosemarin said after talking to the pilot. “He said he wanted to take a lesson. They went up to a height of 2,000 feet. Joe started to give him instructions. “The other man said he would like to see New Vork. Joe said he had gone up only to give in structions but added ‘I’ll fly you over the edge of Brooklyn and you can see New Vork from there.’ “Flying over Prospect Park (in Brooklyn), the plane suddenly went into the start of an outside loop, and began making a dive. “Joe grabbed his stick and was righting the plane. The other man was screaming. Then the plane went down again.” This indicated, Rabson said, that the passenger had pushed forward his “stick’’ on the dual control plane. “Joe attempted to force the ship towards Governor’s Island because-lie didn’t want it to drop in an inhabited area.” Rabson added that Roseinarin then continued in an "incoher ent” manner to tell "something about grabbing a pair of pliers in an effort to hit the other man.” When the land plane hit the water it began to settle, Kose marin told Captain Drewen. He pulled himself out of the cabin and straddled the fuselage, from where he was picked up within a few minutes by the tug Osprey. The other man was still in the cabin. Captain Harry Pahlke of the lighter Ruth told police he saw something that looked like a body fall into the water as he began raising the plane with a boom. FINNS LEAVE AREA CEDED TO RUSSIA (Continued from Page One) grave social problems” are ahead. The psychological shock of moving persons from places where .heir families had dwelt for generations is extremely serious, he pointed out. The Finnish government feels that the refugees have a right to expect new property and new homes to make up for what is lost to Rus sia. Some of the farming population from the isthmus and north of Lake Ladoga will be moved to western Finland near Vaasa. Fisherfolk of the isthmus will be settled along the Quit of Bothnia, in southwest Fin land, where they can follow their accustomed ways. Every available piece of railway rolling stock, every truck and auto has been sent to southeastern Fin land, especially the heavily-populat ed Sorcvala district, to bring out the unhappy Finns before that territo' is turned over to Moscow. Army Must Retreat From its shell-scarred positions on the Isthmus and north of Ladoga the Finnish army must retreat at a rate of about four miles a day, starr ing tomorrow and completing the cession by April 10. Each sector hrs a deadline for being yielded. The need for every transport vehicle is so acute that the govern ment declines to let newspapermen visit the area for the present. Informed Helsinki circles said they saw nothing in article three if the Moscow peace treaty which would prohibit a defensive alliance with Sweden and Norway as urged today by President Kyosti Kailio in a broadcast speech. The articie pledges that no alliances directed against one signatory may be en tered into by the other. These Helsinki circles said a Scan dinavian defense alliance could not be interpreted as directed against Russia any more than any other power. Finland is placing faith both in the defensive alliance, which Nor way and Sweden have promised to consider, and in new fortifications to act as safeguards against future aggression President Kallio tried to hearten his people by telling them to re member their nation is still free and possesses an army to protect its in dependence despite the loss of valu able territory to Russia. GEORGE FICK OUT AS RESORT CHIEF (Continued from Page One) tender my resignation as an employe of Wrightsville Beach effective when the board of aldermen may select with the understanding I may be allowed one month’s salary.” Mayor Dan Herring said the ac ceptance of the resignation ‘‘is the result of an accumulation%of things for a period of nine months and . . . well, his failure to do the thing for which we hired him.” A successor to Fick was not im mediately selected. Only applicant who has made a written application for the job is C. D. Hare, formerly of the Wilmington police force. The board voted to appropriate the sum of $500 out of its next year’s budget for the Wrightsville Beach board of trade, with the under standing that sum is to be all the town is to be asked for this year for the board, for the annual water carnival or for other purposes of advertising cr promoting the beach. The request for the funds was made by Julian Morton, head of the board of trade, and George Stearns, executive secretary of the board. The board has adopted a to tal budget for the year of $5,287, Morton said, and is meeting with excellent response in its pleas to individual enterprises for funds for its operation. Subscription of funds to the board of trade, however, does not preclude individual efforts to advertise indi vidual establishments or the beach as a whole, Morton said. The board decided in the future it will pay its employes by check rather than in cash as has been done in the past. BILL PASSED FRANKFORT, Ky„ March 14_ (S’)—The Kentucky legislature to day passed a bill to outlaw the handling of snakes in religious cere monies, a custom prevalent in some eastern Kentucky mountain sec tions. The measure provides for fines of $50 to $100 upon conviction. NORTHERN DEFENSE TREATY SUPPORTED] (Continued from Page One) within a few months go the way of Czechoslovakia, bringing a poten tial Russian threat to the borders of the northern kingdoms. With Finland’s attitude clearcut regarding the desire for a pact, the burden of the decision appeared to rest in Stockholm and Oslo, with a formal conference regarded prob able in the near future. The main question tonight seemed to be: Will the three countries sim ply ignore or can they circumvent Article Three of the Russian-Finnish peace treaty with Its prohibition of allegiances directed against either contracting party? Asks Clarification Unconfirmed reports circulated that Sweden had asked Moscow for clarification of certain points of the treaty, especially the provisions for Russian transport facilities across Finland. Informed quarters here do not believe these privileges—re garded here as a potential threat to Sweden—were included in the origi nal demands which Sweden passed on to Finland. Reports that Sweden and Norway have agreed to guarantee Finland’s security brought official statements that Oslo and Stockholm have so far done nothing more than agree to “discuss the possibilities” of an al liance. To both Sweden and Norway the question of an alliance suggests an almost revolutionary departure from their established policies of inde pendent action and complete neu trality. PLAN TO WED SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 14. —(A*)—Grade Fields, English movie star, and her director-producer, Mont Banks, filed notice of intention to wed at the Santa Monica branch of the county clerk’s office shortly be .fore it closed last night. Tennis Supplies See us for anything in the tennis line. Many racquets, balls, presses, cases and shoes just received. 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