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yOl. 73^2l-i^ — -----WILMINGTON, N. C., FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 1940 ESTABLISHED 1867 Smoke Rings The Old Moxie By SAM RAGAN ^n^Greeks had a word for it, but Broadway went one better when it was termed “the old Moxie.” And diamond gladiators for the next several days will ro0?L a bit of knuckle-popping, wondering if they have i)6 uv"1® ’^Todav marks the beginning of the Ides of March, and old Caesar was told to beware. For youngsters try f'® f jn big league camps the Ides will be filled with the tion of whether “I’ll make it or not,” and no rookie for sure until the guy with the brass hat comes 1 id says either "yes” or "no.” Grapefruit League Florida to California this Fr0“ wiu mark the begining in *etSeI' ,f the major league exhibi ‘““Lhedule and although this *» league” rarely gives a '^indication of the power of a trte dev a summer sun ’t can l0> Liter or not a rookie has * 1‘ on the ball at tins time the grade in the big time, "ft youngster hasn't, the club . ft him off to one of Its many *“' a little more seasoning he ^tiroducing him to the main ttally will be “trying” days in me nation's baseball camps for the ,g. few weeks. Vandy Situation rae reports that Vanderbilt uni *o seriously considering mak •Ttbal! walk the plank at that ticn are not all •'bear” stories. 1 Itv bloc which tavors aban ; " t'of the gridiron sport is v i-c arguments on a deficit of like 150 grand. But the alEC of Vandy want to keep foot M si that body right now is try iU l0 pull enough strings to see 'Id now it seems that Hay Mor m nepped out at Vanderbilt just iu rime to keep from getting a hefty tavc-j- and on top of that having jj'of ms athletic scholarships taken wav from Sim. We cent however, think that Vanderbilt will give up football and „ ratter think that Chicago now n’iciioc if hadn’t. Here And There Sc< far the New Hanover Wild tap have 14 baseball games on their spring schedule, with the first game scheduled to be played here this afternoon. * • • The team s last practice session Monday afternoon found all the boys m good shape iortheopentT. . . . Greensboro, like Wilmington gave up hopes of or razed baseball several weeks ago, to the Gate City is definitely plan tin: on it for 1941. . . . Several of the Coastal Plain teams this year rill play in new parks. . . . Reports tit State college's secret football game with Richmond a few days tgo have been sent out to several prominent alumni members. . . • And some of the aforesaid alumni members feel that instead of keep fit the report from the public that State should be doing a bit of brag fig about the outcome. . . . Duke Hi Clemson will play a practice M at Durham Saturday and may tc this will answer the critics as to riicii should have held the cham pionship of the Southern conference iut year. . , , William and Marv til Wake Forest will also play be ad locked gates at Wake Forest Saturday. . , . The Indians won the fe practice tilt, but it is now re ,f*'td that big John Polanski, the bacons leading ground-gainer last Has not in the Walker line up that day. DURHAM CAGE MEET 1 OPEN TODAY Bulldogs To Play Lynchburg Cagers In Feature Tilt Of Opening Round dUHA.M, March 14—CP)—Eight 'ranking High school basketball from six southern states and •District of Columbia, were gath er ,on'gn( for the opening at 1 t0m°rrow morning of the ij'f annual Duke-Durham rnament of Southern Champions. !;f y S represented in the tourney Caroii th Carolina, Virginia, South Keutuf.?.' Georg!a' Maryland and * Gambia S'Jdltl0n to the District tthf Hi«vi Pl < i 3t 8:3(1 wi" 136 Roose ^Columv,- °f Washington, District ,03sbnri»DIv-Cbam(>’ons’ against Har lft of i-r' J’’ an outstanding quin ■ lowing th* GraSS State " Parker Pr ^ at 10 °’clock wil! defeated • h 0f Greenville, S. C-, S®U seeded v 13 games this season Gainst Hi "■ °‘ 2 in tke tournament, 6011 cham ^ Point, Western Divi At i].,.pl°ns of this state. ;'re same ofTi!* WiU COme the fea‘ 1,feen jv _e morning round be •tate ci aM s North Carolina >.of,h!T, and da^nding ^nt a-ainet ,uke_Durham tourna !'aterh;mDinn'yTnChbUrg's Vir§f‘nia battle y ' looms as a siam lankv in T6en two fine teams ^Pping yj !a °"tfit and the fast 14 Games On Wildcats 1940 Baseball Slate Fourteen games have been ten tatively scheduled on the New Hanover Wildcats’ spring base ball card, which was announced yesterday. The schedule, which does not include a date with Whiteville now pending, is as follows: March 15—Clinton, here. March 19—Kinston, there. March 21—Edwards Military, here. March 29 — Rocky Mount, there. April 2—Clinton, there. April 5—Wilson, here. April 9 — Edwards Military, there. April 12—Rocky Mount, here. April 16—Kinston, here. April 19—Durham, there. April 23—Raleigh, there. April 26—Durham, here. April 30—Wilson, there. May 7—Raleigh, here. SANDHILLS RACE IS SLATED TOMORROW Mellon’s Faction Fighter Is Among Favorites To Win Annual Event SOUTHERN PINES, March 14— (,P> — Paul K. Mellon, Pittsburgh sportsman, will send his sturdy, brown gelding, Faction Fighter, tc the post again Saturday in an effort to win permanent possession of the Sandhills Challenge Cup, handsome trophy awarded to the winner of the three-mile timber race in the annual racing meet at the Barber Estate course between here and Pinehurst. The cup becomes the property of the horse owner who wins it three times. Faction Fighter won for Mellon last year, and in 1938 the Pittsburgher’s Corn Dodger captured the event Stiff competition is promised for Saturday's race, a feature of the sixth annual meeting at this course, Besides the Challenge Cup, the event carries a purse of $300 and a trophy for the winning rider, which was of fered by Verner Z. Reed, Jr., ol Newport, R. I., in honor of the late Noel Laing, noted rider and trainer There is much support for Mrs. Stewart Spillman’s Postman Home, considered one of the country’s top timber horses, which is being brought here from Warrenton, Va„ by Trainer William B. Street, foi the race. Other entries include Home, Sweet Home, owned by Mrs. J. C. Clark, -1 Mt. Kisco, N. Y., Gil Bias and Any Way, owned by Carleton H. Palmer, of New York, Mansfield Park, own ed by Paul G. Daly, of New York, and Catray, owned by Trainer Street. Forty-seven horses have been nominated for the five races on the program, which includes the $1,00C Handicap Steeplechase, another over the brush, the three miles over timber, one over hurdles and one on the flat. In the $1,000 Handicap, top weight of 162 pounds has been assigned to La Touche, 8-year-old chestnut geld ing, owned by F. Ambrose Clark, of Westbury, L. I. This Is nine pounds more than the second weight, 153 pounds, to be carried by G. H. (Pete) Bostwick's Masked Night. Other entries in this race of twc miles over the brush course have been assigned the following weights: Crooked Wood, owned by Mrs Lewis A. Park, of Sewickley, Pa., 149 pounds: Raeford, Mrs. Marion DuPont Scott, Montpelier, Va., 14S pounds: the Dook, 2nd, Mrs. Du Pont Ware, Uninoville, Pa., 143; King Cob, G. C. Tuke, Southern Pines, 135: Little Hurd, Sam Wolf, Aiken, S- C., 135, and Sir Koster, Mrs. George Watts Hill, Durham, 135 pounds. Plans For Intra-Mural Fights Are Under Way Coach Howard McDonald, mentor of the New Hanover High school boxers, announced yesterday noon he is signing boys for th intra-mural boxing matches held at the High school next w* K. The matches will probably begin | on Tuesday, he said. SALE OF N. Y. YANKS UNDER WAY SYNDICATE PLANS PURCHASE OF CLUB $10,000,000 Baseball Empire Expected To Change Hands Before Season Opens NEW YORK, March 14. — (TP) — The baseball empire of the New York Yankees, estimated as wr*-th $6,000,000 to $10,000,000 and fre quently reported for sale since the death of Col. Jacob Ruppert a year ago, may be transferred to a syndi cate headed by Governor Francis P. Murphy of New Hampshire before the season opens next month. Murphy, located in Boston to night, confirmed the fact that he has been negotiating for control of the club and would have a personal interest in it. Several details must be ironed out before the transaction is completed, he said, but in New York it was believed virtually every phase of the sale had been developed except obtaining approval of the other clubs in the American league. There was no reason to expect that this would be withheld. All officials of the Yankees were in Florida and the only one who could be reached for comment was President Edward G. Barrow, who denied that any new negotiations were under way, but admitted: “All that is handled by Byron Clark,’’ for many years personal attorney for Col. Ruppert and one of the directors of the ball club. Clark also was In Florida. Governor Murphy, a prominent shoe manufacturer in Manchester, N. H., has been an ardent baseball fan for many years. He was de feated this week in an election of delegates to the republican national convention and some of his friends expect that he will retire from poll tics if this deal is completed. Murphy at one time was a stock holder of the Boston National league club, then known as the Braves, and his name was linked with it as a possible purchaser when it got into financial difficulties. He is a close friend of Ambassa dor Joseph P. Kennedy and both their names have been mentioned in recent months in connection with a sale of the Yanks. The New York Sun also discov ered today that James J. Walker, former mayor of New York and father of the Sunday baseball law in this state, had been approached by three different persons asking him to head a group to buy the Arrangements still “are on the fire,’’ he told the paper, but added that he would consider the propo sition only if Barrow was permitted to remain as president, or executive head, of the baseball system, which includes Newark, Kansas City and many other minor league teams. Rumors of a deal for the baseball properties have been current for months since the death of Col- Jacob Ruppert at the age of 71 on Janu ary 13, 1939. He left a fortune at that time estimated at more thpn $40,000,000 in brewery, real estate and baseball holdings. The bulk of this estate passed to two nieces, Mrs. Joseph Holleran of Greenwich, Conn., and Mrs. J. Basil Maguire, also of Greenwich and a friend, Helen Winthrope Weyant, 38-year-old former actress. Although the estate was left to the three women, actual control of the baseball club was placed in the hands of four trustees, headed by Edward G. Barrow', who was elect ed president of the club. The other trustees named in the will of Col Ruppert were his brother, George, his brother-in-law, H. Garrison Sil leek, Jr., of Greenwich, Conn., and Frederick E- Grant, for many years the attorney for Col. Ruppert and the Ruppert interests. New York Negro Breaks Two World Track Marks HANOVER, N. H., March 14.—UP) —Jimmy Herbert, New York uni versity negro, erased two 27-year old indoor board track mark tonight when he opened Dartmouth's third annual record-smashing carnival by covering the quarter-mile distance in 48.4 seconds against three handi capped rivals. While so doing, Herbert was clock ed in 47.9 seconds for 400-meters. Tom Halpin of the Boston A.A. re ceived credit for setting both marks when he turned in his 49.6 quarter in Buffalo, N. Y., in 1913. W. F. Koppishch equalled them in 1923 at Buffalo. In adding two more indoor marks to his ‘‘600’’ record of 1:10.8, Her bert lapped his three Dartmouth pace-setters, Dick Howard, Bill Ford and Jay Harris, who were given five, 14 and 20 yards starts, after the first lap. tourney planned PINEHURST, March 14.——A pro-amateur golf tournament will be held at the Pinehurst Country club Sunday as a prelude to the annual North and South championship which starts Tuesday. * Club handicaps up to 22 will be allowed and the amateurs will be paired with the big time pros who wS’l be here for the North and South event- — ★ ★★ ★★★ ★★★ ★★★ ★★★ New Hanover, Clinton To Play Here Today r _ - _ir -- -- GAME WILL OPEN BASEBALL SEASON ’Cats Starting Lineup Unde cided ; Tilt To Be Played At Legion Field Ufiless the weatherman turns thumbs down on the proposal, the 1940 baseball season will be open ed here this afternoon when the New Hanover high school Wildcats meet the Clinton high school nine at Legion field at - 3; 30 o’clock. Bob Black, school athletic direc tor, said last night that they were going ahead with plans to play but if rain is still falling at game time the contest will be postponed. Rainy weather for the past two days has kept the Wildcats indoors with only members of the pitching staff getting workouts. Coach Ployd Bumgarner has not decided as yet who will get the call in the starting lineup, although he is expected to use all the men o:i his squad so as to “get a line” on team prospects for the season. The ’Cats will open their Eastern Class A conference schedule against Rocky Mount on March 29. Probably the best bet as a start ing hurler this afternoon is Allison Alderman, top moundsman for the locals last year. Other potential starters are Bobby Edwards, Roy Land and Billie Pieper, the latter cut for the first time this year. The rest of the team comprises practically the same team as play ed with the Wilmington Junior Legion team last summer. Either Rhodes or J. Edwards will do back stop duties. Harold Horton, a new comer, will be at first; Jack High or Carl Paige, at second; Johnny Smidt, at short; Curley Shands, at third; Day or Red McCabe, in left field; Hugh Reese, in right field; and Bobby Lee in certerfield. I GREENBERG PACES DETROIT TIGERS Looks Surprisingly Good In Left Field And Likes Job Better Daily By GAYLE TALBOT LAKELAND, Fla., March 14.— CcP)—Though the complete returns will not be until about July 4, it may be said at this point that Hank Greenberg looks surprisingly good in left field for the Detroit Tigers and that he likes his new job bet ter every day he plays 't, Also, it can be reports 1 that the Tigers look like a better ball club now that the big guy is roaming the outfield and Rudy York at last is in possession of first base, the one and only spot he can play really well. Manager Del Baker appears to have solved one of the most vexing prob lems that ever confronted a big league pilot Doesn’t Miss First “Honestly, I like playing outfield more than I had any idea I would,” said Greenberg as he trotted to the bench, rivulets of sweat rolling down his face. “I’m not missing the first base at all, and I think maybe I’ll do ail right out there. "One thing that’s helping me a lot is that I can handle ground balls better than a lot of outfielders. Did you realize that an outfielder gets more ground balls to handle than he does flies? I’ve been slopping grounders all my life, so I’m not afraid to come in and try to trap a lot of balls that the other fellows stay back and take on the bound. If I don’t quite reach it on the fly I know it won’t get through me. "That’s just as important as catching flies—taking the ball fast ancl holding runners on base. That’s one thing I know I can do, and I'm learning to throw in from out there. Maybe I’m not a DiMaggio yet,’’ Hank grinned, "but I won’t be the worst outfielder in the American league-’’ Later, watching Greenberg sprint around out there for nine innings, . he locked like he had been telling the truth. He easily hauled down every fly that came his way, chas ed those that went past him en thusiastically, and pegged the ball in hard and true. Despite his 6 feet 3 1-2 inches and 210 pounds, Hank is neither slow nor awkward. He doesn’t look like he’s moving so fast, but those long ler take him over the ground. He won’t have any trouble covering the short field in Detroit, at least, and is not likely to disgrace himself anywhere else. So, with Greenberg and York in there swinging, one-two every day the Tigers feel they can’t help be ing a little tougher than they were last year. Even though they face the possible loss of Charlie Ge’ • ringer, veteran second baseman, from accumulated ills, and had Benny McCoy and Roy Cullenbine snatched from them by Judge Lan dis during the winter, they are no. feeling downcast. Dick Bartell, obtained from the Cubs during the winter, is playing a scrappy game at shortstop and says he’s feeling great for the first time i two years- Frank Croucher, shifted over to second, completes a fair-looking keystone combination. Pinkie Higgins remains at third. Bi i McCosky, who hit a great .311 his first season, gives the Tigers additional punch in centerfield, while Bruce Campbell and Elvin Fox probably will divide the rig assignment. Buck Newsom, who won 20 last year, and Tom Bridges, a 17-game winner, will again head the mound staff. Otherwise Baker must hope that Freddie Hutchinson, last year’s highly publicized rookie, will come through on his second attempt, or that Schoolboy Rowe or Dizzy Trout will return to form. At least one of them must come through to lift the Tigers higher than last year’s fourth place. IN THIS CORNER-—;-—-BY ART KRENZ RED-HOT ROOKIES J WHAT ARE \ THOSE GUVS THV/NG To DO, Confuse the h SCOZE KEEPER?) 7^ MlRE, AN IRISH LAD FROM AN&EL'S CAMP, CAL., FAS THE SAME LAST NAME AS THE REDS' FIRST SACKER, FRANK, \ BUT IS NO RELATION... * ^^Ctampa, FlL .) Training Camp Briefs BRADENTON, Fla., March 14— (.T)—Boston's Bees beat out a tropi cal thunderstorm with a three-run outburst in the seventh inning to day to score a 6-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. Tom Earley, using a new side-arm delivery, pitched the last four in nings for the Bees and got credit for the victory. He limited the Red Birds to six scattered hits and one run. Stu Martin, who had tripled, scampered home with the tally on “Pepper” Martin’s long fly. The Bees collected their three in the seventh when Sisti reached first on an error and Cooney beat out an inlield hit. Hassett's single scored Sisti, and Cooney came home on a fly by Scarsella. Cuccinello singled and Hassett came home on a pretty delayed steal. RED SOX DRILL SARASOTA, Fla., March 14.—UP) —The Boston Red Sox went through a fast workout today in preparation for their exhibition tilt tomorrow with the Brooklyn Dodgers at Clear water. t Manager Joe Cronin, sidelined with a cold for the past few days, expects to be back in the lineup to morrow at his shortstop berth. How ever, he turned thumbs down on Jim Tabor playing, insisting the lanky third baseman must wait un til his badly cut finger heals. INDIANS WIN FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 14.—<®—The Cleveland Indians in augurated their Grapefruit league campaign today by connecting for two home runs to scalp the Syra cuse Chiefs, 6 to 1. Clarence Campbell, rookie out fielder, blasted a three-run circuit clout over the right field wall in the sixth inning to give the Tribe a convincing 6-0 lead. He also dou bled in the third to start Cleveland off to its second tally. Second Base man Ray Mack opened the scoring in the second with a 360-foot homer over left center fence. The paths were empty. The International leaguers made their only run in the eighth, off Joe Dobson, when Norman walked, Mueller and Jungman singled »id Rogino uncorked a wild throw. BONURA LEAVES NEW ORLEANS, March 14— —Before leaving for Florida tonight in an effort to reach a salary agreement, Zeke Bonura, holdout first baseman of the New York Giants, said he was going in re sponse to a request from Horace Stoneham, Giants’ president. "I haven’t signed yet,” said Zeke. "But my boss called me up (from the team’s training camp at Winter Haven) and asked me to come down and talk to him. So I’m going down.” BROWNS WIN SAN ANTONIO, Tex., March 14. —(®—Bob Harris, Emil Bildilli and Charles Wagener hurled the St. Louis Browns to a 7-to-i victory over a team from Randolph ah field, clinching the verdict with £ four-run rally in the fifth inniirg. It was the American leaguers first competition this spring against an outside team. PHILS WIN AGAIN WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., March 14.— (IP) —The Phillies came from behind today to beat Rochester of the International league, 7 to 4, lor their second straight exhibition victory. Rochester pounded Hugh Mulca hy for seven hits and four runs in the first three innings, but the Phils tied the score in the fourth on a four-run outburst featured by Charley Letchas' homer with one on. In the sixth Walt Millies drove in what proved to be the winning run on a sacrifice fly Doubles by Morrie Arnovich and Ed Levy accounted for another run in the seventh and ninth, respec tively. Meanw’hile Rochester was helpless before Rookie Pitchers Dale Jones and Clyde Smoll who succeeded Mul cahy. Burkemo-Usina Golf Team Defeat Picard And Ford ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., March 14 —UP)—The team of Clyde Usina, Jr., and Walter Burkemo provided the chief fireworks in the opening round today of the National Amateur Pro fessional Match Play Best Ball chant pionship over the St. Augustine links Usina, a St Augustine youth who is now professional at West Palm Beach, and his amateur partnel’ from Evanston, 111., eliminated the highly-favored combination of Henry Picard, current P. G. A. champion, and Frank Ford, Charleston, S. C., one up. Picard and Ford won the event in 1937. WILL TEST ARM ORLANDO, Fla., March 14.—CZP) —The Washington Senators’ center fielder George Case will test his throwing arm, lame for the last three weeks of the 1939 season, against the Cleveland Indians to morrow. Another casualty, Kendall Chase, pitcher, has been limping about with an ailing toe, but the Senators planned to pitch him against the Giants in a Grapefruit league ball game next Sunday. SWIMMING MEET OPENS PHILADELPHIA, March 14.—tff>) Headed by A1 Cande Weghe, Princeton’s ace backstopper, and Yale’s record-breaking crew, swim mers of 14 colleges will open com petition here tomorrow for Eastern Intercollegiate league individual titles. Finland May Go Ahead With Plans For Games | Horse Show Judge Douglas Davis, of High Hope Farm, Lexington, Ky., a nationally known horseman, will judge the saddle and harness division of the annual Cape Fear Horse show here April 5 and 6, it was announced recently by H. H. Mitchell, direc tor of the show’. One of the fore most breeders of the nation and nationally recognized as an excel lent horse show judge, his officiat ing is expected to add much to the colorful social and sporting event which will be staged at Legion field. _ BOWLING CITY LEAGUE Hark Horses 13 3 Total Jones - 88 94 81 263 Killian - 88 9.3 98 279 Keen - 102 85 88 275 Butler _ 108 109 99 31(i Fennell _ 97 102 S6 285 Totals _ 483 483 452 141S Saunders 13 3 Total McDuffie _ 95 97 77 269 King - 97 95 105 297 Haughton _ S7 92 74 253 Stanley _ S4 89 104 277 James _ S9 86 175 Dummy _ 70 70 Total _ 433 462 440 1341 Cinderella Booterie 13 3 Total Haile _ 91 106 107 304 Abrams, B. _ 80 _ 93 173 Johnson _ 127 97 112 336 Abrams, H. _ 111 88 199 Davis - 101 113 107 321 Jordan _ 95 89 184 Totals _ 510 499 508 1517 White’s 13 3 Total Corbett . 78 83 72 233 Mintss _ 79 84 104 267 Smithson _ 94 83 92 269 Bancroft _ 74 89 90 253 Elmer . 122 112 135 369 Totals _ 447 451 493 1391 Nothing To Bar U. S. From Participation In Olympics; Decision Is Slated Soon NEW YORK. March 14— <fP) —IC Finlana should decide to go through with the 1940 Olympic games as ori ginally scheduled for July 20 to Aug* ust 4, there would be nothing to bar United States participation, l)an Ferris believes. The secretary-treasurer of the A. U-, also active in Olympic circles, said today he thought both tha games and U. S. representation in them might be on a smaller s-'ala than was planned before the out. break of the Finnish-Russian war. Finnish officials announce not long ago they would go through with the games, on a curtailed basis il necessary, if their country was not actually at war on April 1. Cutting the size of the American team, Fer ris said, might be necessitated by lack of time in which to raise suf ficient funds. “But even that latter point would not necessarily be true,’’ he added; "There might be so much enthusiasm among American sports lovers td pay Finland tribute by sending a truly representative team that there’d be no financing difficulty.” The simplest way for an Ameri* can team to go to Finland, probably would be by steamer to a Norwegian port, possibly Bergen, and then over land through Sweden. Direct travel b. ship to Helsinki would be impos sible, since the entrance to the Bal* tV sea lies in belligerent waters bar rel to American-flag ships. Jimmy Simms of the American Olympic office revealed he recently received a letter suggesting the easiest way for the U. S. athletes to reach Helsinki from Werner Klingeberg of Germany, newly elect ed secretary of the International Olympic committee. Klingeberg sug gested they go on an American boat to Narwik, Norway, and thence via rail to Helsinki. FINLAND UNDECIDED HELSINKI, March 14—(IP)—Vice Mayor Erik Von Frenckell, chair man of the Helsinki Olympic com mittee, said today "it is too early to give out a final decision whether we intend to hold the Olympic games , this summer.” "In a house of sorrow there is no time to think of future celebrations” said the vice mayor. 'After we have recovered from the first shock of present events perhaps we can say something more definite.” The various Olympic sites, includ ing the main stadium and Olympio village, all escaped damage from bombs- They were nearing comple tion wheni the war with Russia started last fall. Finland has until April 1 to announce its intentions regarding the games. o i nnvrnn nnm M DUALftj uiull FOR TOURNEY HERE March 17 Set As Deadline For Filing Entries In Fight Meet At Stadium j Some real fist-slinging marked last night’s training for the first annual Eastern Carolina A. A. U. boxing tournament to be held at Legion stadium March 20-22, as 34 negro fighters crowded into the Golden Gloves gymnasium for their nightly workouts. In a three-round exhibition match, Buster Cobb and Holmes battled to a draw in a hard-hitting bout. Another feature bout was between Bill Johnson and Hurlee Johnson, Elijah Walker and Russell Lyles also turned in a good exhibition of boxing. Edwin Fulton and Joe Doe domi nated the 110-pound class with a three-round battle that assured both places on the Wilmingtoa team. Tiny Taylor, heavyweight, who just returned from the Golden Gloves tournament in New York after winning in the Star-News Brigade and Atlanta tournaments, went three rounds with Starkey McCullough, leading heavyweight boxer on the local negro team, in an exhibition match. March 17 has been set as th« deadline for entries in the tourna ment. Sponsors of the meet say that interest is increasing through out Eastern Carolina and a good many entries are expected from out-of-town fighters. All entries should be sent to H. Carl Moultrie of the Cape Fead Journal.