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HOGAN AND HEAFNER LEAD AT GREENSBORO
iintTn I n I 1 ~" _ _X r[ILL whip mm ROYAL PALM'CAP Mnms Field Of Eligibles ror §10.000 Tropical Handi cap At Tropical Park \E\V YORK, March 23—(&)—Bull . o seasoned but none-too-suc ffhiP. *• ' £ul campaigner from Donald P. 1 ■ Brandywine stable, outran a 0f eligibles for the $10,000 Tropical handicap today to gain a ^victory in the Royal Palm handicap at Tropical park. Although the five-year-old ran -lit up i° the f°rm he showed the time out when he nosed out Techniciai-. Herbert M. Woolf’s 1930 flamingo stakes winner, Bull Whv? s given little support in the bet V: and paid $42.70 °n each ?2 win • iiiet Technician again was second, ,;.0 uagths behind, with E. L. Mar Ins Supreme Sir third. Lao Mark s Mar Le. stablemate of ,: e IVidener cup winner, Mai y iatk after showing the way for the sting?, was favorite but dropped j,.t half mile and was headed for ;liid Place by Supreme Sir. Only one of the 12 starters was no eligible [or the Tropical, closing day feature at the Coral Gables track. Technician took the lead when Mar Le weakened but it was a close race right ur to the finish with Bull Whip winning the last stride. Ken McCombs, who rode Technician, claimed foul after Bull Whip bore j,. slightly during the stretch drive Its the claim was disallowed. The race was worth $2,940 to Owner Ro, s a!id Bull Whip ran the mile and seven;y yards in 1:42 1,5. Mi-, Ethel, odds-on favorite own (i by J. A. Blackwell, took the fea urea dash for tliree-year-olds . . Oaklawn park, beating All Lizzie a d Earlsboro. The winner raced the furlong's, in 1:09 and paid $3-10 for Oaklawn course, a little less than six ! '«. Weigh Anchor Wins Golden State Derby SAX FRANCISCO, March 23—(JP) -Weigh Anchor, the favorite, came up from the fifth spot in the stretch to win today's mile and a sixteenth Golden State derbv at Tanforan race track. The victor won $3,010. for Owner W. B. Simpson of Chicago and Menlo Park, Cal. it was the fourth victory of the day for Johnny Longden, Clagary, Canada. Tanforan's leading jockey tills season. He brought in Weigh Anchor in 1:11, to pay backers $5.00, JjlO ami $2.SO. Chatted was second by two lengths laying $7.60 and $ 1.80 ; and Bachelor Tom. third. $5.40. All the first three winners came up from behind. Sweepida and Hard 7. alternated setting the pace in the tarlv part of the race with Weigh Anchor taking an inside lead at the iketch. . More than 20,000 fans were cn sand to see the event, limited to three-year-olds. laisto Maki Defeated By Ralph Schwarzkopf AXX ARBOR, Mich., March 23— U'l-Taisto Maki. Finland's star dis tance runner, met defeat tonight s;ain on his American tour, losing a '0-mile race to Ralph Schwarzkopf, Michigan ace. bv 25 yards. The Wolvc rine star kept one stride behind JIaki for 15 of the 16 laps la lost Field house, shooting out 1 t hoot on tire last turn around to finish in nine minutes and nine sec lads, The race headlined the Mich 'Eai1 A.A.U., championships. "hiie the time was comparatively . • the triumph avenged Schwarz topis.two defeats from Maki last lommcr in Europe over the three ®ile route —---— monJ^T Fan?v®r High school Wildcats of the dia confprPnph° pv,°a ?good to this corner> begin their Mount? sch,ed£le thls week When they travel to Rocky first loti ij® Powerful Blackbirds. This will be the lad? m2^ nteSt °f Tthe Whdcat power this season, but if pmtin tu"- ai?d Hamb, who haven’t looked a bit slouchy, wf n t Iteirmhlt,ting and Edwards and Lamb can whiz ®“ past the Blackbirds at the bat, they should certainly come home with the bacon tucked safely under their col lective arm. Meanwhile they will tangle with the White ville team, and though this corner has not seen the Co umbUs county aggregation, we have a hunch they may pack a bit of dynamite this year. No new word from the Tide Water league as to what, if any action it plans to take with reference to reforming the league since the Pirates have dropped out. Let’s hear from you, fellows. Are you going to play ball? The Calvary Baptist cagers hung up their uniforms last night after a most successful season in which they won the title in the Church school loop. During the sea son the boys won 21 of their 24 games, which is no bad record in any line of competitioh. Of these victories, 15 were over teams in the Church loop and the remainder were over high school teams in the surrounding counties. Calvary, which has always played a nice defensive game and displayed at the same time a goodly shooting attack, compiled no less than 745 points to 298 for their oppon ents. Graham McKoy and Woody Plyant were outstanding at the guard positions during the season, while. Leonard McKoy, big gun in the Calvary offense, scored 302 points alone. He was aided by Captain John Hunter, William Rogers, and Ernest Johnson, who played very well both offensively and defensively. Substitutes were Sheldon (Baby) Silva, J. C. Rogers, and Julian (Nappy) Surles. Calvary will lose the majority of its first string players before the season opens next year, but already the boys are scouting for new material that looks promising._ PHA OM ACES TO OPEN NET SEASON Will Meet Fayetteville Rac quet Club Here Mon day Morning The state champion Phantom Aces tennis team of New Hanover High school will open their season tomorrow morning on the Robert Strange courts with the Fayetteville Racquet club as their opponents. The matches will start at 10 o’clock. The Aces have been practicing all week for the opener and are all readv for the first service to cross the net signalling the opening of the 1940 season. The team is in good shape and should take things in stride in the eastern section if the teams met are on a par with those of last year. The Aces expect their strongest op position from Charlotte in the west from whom the locals copped the state title last year for the second straight season. The Fayetteville club is made up of boys who were members of the high school squad last season and due to financial reasons pulled out from the high school team this year to play as an independent club. The club is strong and should give the locals a real battle before the issue is decided. Coach Glenward Blomme will pick his starting lineup from Lionel Johnson, Nelson Taylor, Charles Boney, Captain Harold Hinnant, Jerould Robinson and John Evans. Rangers Are Expected To Revolutionize Game BOSTON, March 23. — OP) — The tip-off that the New York Rangers have concocted a "strategic master piece that will explode in the Bos ton Bruins’ face and revolutionize hockey” was given by Coach Frank Boucher today after he directed his forces through an hour’s drill at the Boston Garden. During the workout, however the Rangers displayed nothing but orthodox hockey as they prepared for tomorrow night's third game with the Stanley cup-defending Bruins, who pulled on even terms here Thursday when they came from behind for a 4-2 victory to cancel the Rangers’ 4-0^ triumph in Tuesday’s opener at New York. Lester Patrick, the Rangers man ager, arrived too late for his team s practice session but he repeated his pre-series prediction that his club would defeat the Bruins in six games. __ mu.Hill.Ill.. NEWS AROUND THE CAPE FEAR LOOP Southern Athletic Club The members of the S. A. C. base ball club have been working out at the Robert Strange playground for the last three mreeks and are now rapidly rounding into first class form for the seasons play in the Cape Fear loop according to Leon (Lappy) Williams the team’s captain, and star pitcher of last year’s club, and who was picked on the all-star team. C.cero Yow will again this season be the manager of the club. The team, a threat all last season to the leagues, is considerably strengthen ed this year and bids fair to be -n the running for top honors du. mg the current season. Headed by Wil liams and Aubrey Wallace as pitch ers, they have Oggie Brown hehind the plate, Ray Waters and C. Rich on first, Robert Anderson at second W. Stokely and Leonard at third, Jack Brown last years all-star play er at shortstop, and J. Griffith, L. Clemmons and A. B. Stokley in the outfield in addition to several new players trying out for the various positions on the team. The entire crew will have a workout at Rob ert Strange this morning in prepara tion for an out-of-town game to be announced later. Heard About The Loop Linwood Rowan, last year’s all-star shortstop piaying for the Royal Crown team will be back at his ild position this year for the same club and observers say this boy is destin ed for big time play in the not dis tant future. Keep your eyes on this boy. The Masonboro club consisting of boys from Masonboro are soon to stage an old time minstrel to enable them to purchase needed equipment for the team, and it is hoped that they will be successful in their ef forts. Robert Strange playground this year will present a different appear ance for play by the Cape Fear loop, as Commissioner Jimmy Wade has promised to put this popular field in first class playing condition for this seasons many ball players who fre quent this spot. Great things are expected from Swinson of the Hi-Kappas pitching staff who toiled for Bert Kite last season, and the Kappas will be much stronger on defensive play by the addition of Bulluck and Hobbs form er battery mates from the Acme club. Under the direction of Father James A. Manley, president of the league, plans for the opening games to be played in the Cape Fear loop are rapidly drawing to a head, and a record attendance is expected at these several openings to be an nounced later. The Ethyl club and the Royal Crown’s will again this Sunday aft ernoon stage a practice game at the Robert Strange playground in prep aration for exhibition games to be played just prior to the opening of the regular season which will begin April 14. Both clubs this year have several new faces in the lineup and will undoubtedly be much stronger contenders for the flag than hereto fore. Baseball fans may expect a much better brand of ball this season in the Cape Fear loop than was played last year. With the experience of the CASSIO LEADING IN ABC TOURNEY Beer Salesman And Tailor Leads In Both Singles And All-Events DETROIT, March 23.—CD—A stocky Elizabeth, N. J. Italian, Marty Cassio, who makes a living oy doubling as a beer salesman and tailor, rode a wave of strikes to day to take over, the lead in both :he singles and all-events of the American Eowling Congress cham pionships. The 35-year-old Cassio, who has .'Oinpeted in seven previous ABC oui-naments, rolled an amazing 725 singles series that carried hint, past the 682 of Harry Kalfman, Mil waukee, leader for two weeks, and Poostcd him into first place in the ill-events with 1,943. His singles series, a score high enough to win 30 of the past 39 tournaments, followed a mediocre >68 in the team event and a 650 in the doubles. Cassio, in the singles, rolled 235-266-224. Cassio paired with Ray Nolan for 1,220 ih the doubles, good for sev enth place. Heavy firing most of the day saw frequent shifts among the leaders in all but the five-man event. Paul Chambers, Maroin, Ind., iceman, and Robert Parrish, Chi cago restaurant superintendent, took over third and fourth places, respecdvely, in the singles. Cham bers, competing in his first ABC, compiled 681 and Parrish 676. In the doubles, Gus Stumhofer and Hugo Ekaer of East St. Louis, 111., rolled into second with 1249 and Albert O'Neil and dFrank Figurelli, Elizabeth, N. J., went into &. third place tie with 1236. In the all-events Bud Rice, East St. Louis, took third with 1839. Aero Chatter BY ANNA FEENSTRA Several of the local pilots went to Lumberton Thursday for the air show. They tell us Bevo Howard, Charleston’s famous stunt pilot, put on a swell show . . . and so did Jack Hubei-, parachute jumper, and Cy Yates, who stunted with smoke. Planes and pdots were there from all over the state. Hope we can have something like it in Wilmington soon. Visitors during- the week: March gales seemed to discourage most vis itors, but a few ventured in. The Coast Guard planes, the Doug'las Dolphin and the Grumman, the last two on neutrality patrol, were in. Thursday brought a Cub coupe and Saturday a Taylorcraft. Several of the boys got demonstrations on it. Someone suggested the rows of flags showing- construction on the field may look like picket fences to strangers, thereby scaring them off. Someone else suggested that stunt fliers try picking up flags with their wing-tips . . . We don’t take to the idea. At the airport: The green aiul yellow plane you’ve been seeing during the past few days is the latest addition to the airport. ... a local pilot brought it in last week. One of the students who is also a motorboat fan has a brilliant (?) idea for transforming a Cub into a twin-engine job. He suggests mount ing an outboard motor behind the rear seat. But don’t pay too much attention to the screwbird idea. Kach Sunday brings more gray hairs as we worry about people walking into whirling pro pellers. Thought for the day: Here lie the remains of Willie Way Who disregarded the CAA. A’S ARE TOPPLED SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 23 —(A5)—Successive home runs by Bill Brubaker and Maurice van Robays sparked a four-run rally in the lOt'n inning to give Pittsburgh an s to 4 victory oter the Philadelphia Ath letics today. The A’s came from behind on three different occasions—the last in the ninth inning—to tie the score, but the southpaw slants of Jennings Poindexter failed to stop the Pir ates in the 10th. Frankie Hayes, catching his first full game for the A’s, smacked a homer in the sixth that tied the score at 1-1. A car traveling at 60 miles an hour strikes a stationery object with an impact eqaul to that it would have if dropped off a 10 story building. year behind them many difficulties that beset the league last year will be eliminated, and too with many players o' long experience in league play added to several teams, a great season is expected from this group. FAVORED WITH HEAFNER Beii Hogan and his wife, above, exchange victory smiles on the links at Pinehurst where ihe Texas-born golfer recently won the North South Open title. Now Hogan, playing at Greensboro, is tied with Clayton Heafner for the lead with a par 69 for the first round in the Greensboro open. FLYING HOUNDS CAMDEN, N. J.. March 23.—Cf —A pack of beagles rode to a hun in an airliner today. When the plane landed at Cam uen airport out filed ten hounds i> obediance to a huntsman's horn Accompanying them were 21 mem bers of the Buckram Beagles, o: Brookfield! N. Y., here for a hum on a nearby estate. Said a plane hostess of the dogs "They were a lot better behavet than many passengers I've had.” Hanover Softball Loop To Meet Tuesday Nigh The second meeting of the yeai of the Hanover softball league wil be held Tuesday night at the Y. M C. A. at 8 o'clock, it was announcec by league representatives. Plans for practice grounds wil be discussed and the schedule foi coming season planned. Vacancies in the league are stil open and teams with players with in one organization or firm ar urged to come to the meeting Teams already entered are the T M. C. A., Junior Order Unitei American Mechanics, Brigade Sen ior Fraternity and the Star-News Six-Hit Hurling Whips East Carolina For Eloi GREENVILLE, March 23.—ta?> Andy Fuller hurled six-hit ball an' whiffed as many batters today a Elon college opened its state base ball schedule by defeating Eas Carolina Teachers. 7 to 1 in a gam called at the end of the eighth be cause of cold. Both teams opened their scorin; on errors. A two-run single by Em Showfetty in the seventh put Eloi ahead, 3-1. Jack Gardner’s wall W. O. Hobson’s single and Ed Pot ter’s single after the sacks wer loaded accounted for four runs ii the eighth. CUBS WHIP CHISOX LOS ANGELES, March 23.—</T —The Chicago Cubs took a free hitting contest from their horn town rivals, the White Sox, toda, 10 to ti. Each team now lias won tw games in their spring exhibition se ries. The Cubs built up a 9-0 lea in the first three innings and coasl ed to an easy triumph, the Whit Sox scoring half of their total in i desperate ninth inning rally. Bill Lee and Rookie Dick Bas went the route for the Cubs whil the American leaguers used thre pitchers. INDIANS WIN FORT MYERS, Fla., March 23. (.T)—A second successive five-hi job by pitchers of the New Yorl Giants was just as meaningless to day as yesterday—for the Cleve land Indians scored a 2 to 1 vie tory. Cliff Melton was the “goat” o the Tribe’s two-run uprising in thi seventh. He let the Indians fill the bases with one out.* Then wher Johnny McCarthy tried for a doubh play, and got half of it, Melton in tervened on the return throw, de fleeting the ball into the stands as two runs scored. Ninety-three per cent of the ve hides involved in traffic accidents in North Carolina last year were ir apparently good mechanical. condi tion. Clemson Whips Davidson 15-2 In Season Opener CLEMSON, S. C„ March 23—UP) —Clemson’a Tigers opened their col legiate baseball season today with a walkaway T5 td 2 victory over Davidson college. While Bill Holliday was holding the Wildcat hitters in check with six scattered hits and eleven strike outs, Clemson’s artillery led by cen ter Fielder Francis Coakley, wox-k ed on three Davidson pitchers for 15 hits. Coakley hit safely four times in five trips including a second-in ning home run with two aboai-d. A high wind occasioned numerous errors on fly balls as both teams miscued afield frequently. Ben Continues Stride Which Won North-South Misses Only One Green And Not A Single Fairway And Is Inches Away From Six Birdie Putts By BILL BONI GREENSBORO, March 23.—(AP)—A change oi scene makes no difference to Ben Hogan, the lad who won the North-South Open championship two days ago con tinued in the same stride today as he finished the first round of the $5,000 Greensboro Open tournament in a first-place tie with Clayton Heafner at 69. _ Con paring me ngures aione, no gan's two-under-par effort this aft ernoon would hardly stand up ^ to the 66 on a par-72 course with which he opened up at Pinehurst. But con sidering the fact that there was a tricky wind, that the greens weren’t in any too good shape and the fair ways also had their bad spots, his 69 was a remarkable accomplish ment. It became even more so upon scrutiny of his card. The 27-year old ex-Texan, who missed only one green and not a single fairway all the way round, had a potential 63. Unbelievable as it may seem, Hogan was bare inches away from sinking six birdie putts of five feet or less. If Hogan’s round was remarkable because it could have been so much better, Heafner’s stood out because of the scrambling he did on the first nine and the recovery to consistency he made on the second. He was out in 35, even par, and came home at two under-par 34. Hogan, with seven pars and two birdies, reached the turn in 33. He then matched standard figures on the back nine, where he missed the green at the par-4 11th and took a 5, but came back to retrieve that extra stroke by sinking a four-footer that just curled into the back of the cup for a birdie 4. Though some of the touring pros turned in their highest scores of the season, Hogan and Heafner finished only one stroke in front. At 70 there was a foursome consisting of Craig Wood, who saw a 25-footer for a 69 bounce out of the back of the cup on No. 18; Chandler Harper of Portsmouth, Va., one of the better younger pros; Jack Helms of Char lotte, N. C., former caddie master at the nearby Greensboro C. C., and Sara Snead. Only man to match par-71 was Gene Sarazen. Tony Manero. Ky Laffoon and Johnny Bulla were at 72; 72's were returned by such aces as Open Champion Byron Nelson, Jug McSpaden, Paul Runyan, Ed Oliver, Horton Smith and Ralph Guldahl and amateur Henry Styers of Lexington, N. C., matched the 74’s scored by Willie Goggin, Law son Little, Lloyd Mangrum, Dick Metz and Johnny Revolta. Henry Picard was a 75-shooter, Jimmy Thomson had 76, Harry Coop er and Vic Ghezzi had 77, and Jim my Hines an 80, his worst round of the year. The leading scorers: Ben Hogan, White Plains, X. T., 33 36— 60. Clayton Hoafner, Llnville, N, C., 35 34—69.1 Jack Helms, Charlotte, X. C., 38-32 —70, Craig Wood, Mamaroneck, X. Y., 33 37— 70. Chandler Harper, Portsmouth, Va., 36- 34—70. Sam Snead Shawnee - ou - Delaware, l*a„ 37-33—70. Gene Sarazen, Brookfield Center, Conn., 37-34—71. Tony Manero, Peabody, Mass., 36-36 John Bulla, Chicago, 36-36—72. Ky Laffoon, Miami, Okla., 37-35—72, Byron Nelson, Toledo, O.. 37-36—73. Paul Itunynn, White Plains, X. Y., 37- 36—73. Ed Oliver, Hornell, X. Y., 3S-35—73, Horton Smith, Chicopee, Mass., 37-36 Ralph Guldahl, Madison, X. J., 37-36 i i>. x-IIonry Styers, Lexington, N. C. 38- 3(5—74 . Willie Goggin, San Francisco, 30-3C —74. Dick Metz, Oakpark, 111., 3S-36—74. x-Dcnotes amateur. Have YOU SEEN glen- 7 AUDEN • iiliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiil ^ .... izz |r 'today 50c 1 |Stinson tri-motored air liner = 5 GOVERNMENT LICENSED AIRPLANES AND PILOTS ^ | STUNT FLYING NIGHT FLYING 1 V; 10-2-5 O'clock___== | SPECIAL! 1 §J°r a limited time we will give complete HflS §8-ht)Ur government flying courses for only Vv ^ | Airport, Wilmington, A. 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