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HOGAN AND HEAFNER LEAD AT GREENSBORO
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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
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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.
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