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Smoke Rings Up And Down By SAM RAGAN Riding The Circuit It doesn’t seem that there’s as many people swimming the Eng lish chanel now as there used to be . . . Someone quipped recently that golf is the white man’s bur den . . . Who remembers when golf was an old man’s game? . . ■ Talk ing about playing for keeps young Jimmy Demaret who yesterday copped the Augusta Masters golf tournament, has won $7,652 this year to top the list of money winners . . . Blackie Carter, one time manager of the Wilmington Pirates in the Piedmont loop, is at the helm of the Landis club in the Tar Heel league . . . Snow Hill, a town of something over 700 popu lation, is said to be the smallest town in the U. S. supporting or ganized baseball , . . Wake Forest will open its 1940 gridiron sched ule against Carolina on September 2g . . . The Deacons will travel as far as Lubbock, Texas, to play Texas Tech next fall . . . Lefty Cheshire really had his curves breaking Saturday when he hurled three-hit ball for Carolina against Washington and Lee . . . Bert Kite has already booked games with At lantic Christian and The Citadel here in May and plans to hook on with Campbell college soon after the opener. Duke’s seventh annual invitational interscholastic track and field meet will be held Satur day . . . Four North Carolina high schools are entering teams . . . The Southern Lawn Tennis association plans to hold its annual tournament in Charlotte this summer. More Hop-Scotch Archie Henderson, former Caro lina tennis star who was out with illness last year, is planning on hitting the big-time circuit this summer . . . Durham hasn’t started playing as yet, but don’t count the Bulls out of the Eastern Class A conference baseball race until the third man is out in the ninth in ning of their final game . . . Wil mirgton has won one and lost one loop game, but they have a better than fair average of breaking bet ter than even this season , . . Dick Shikat, who will wrestle on the Le gion’s mat card tomorrow night has twice been recognized as the world’s heavyweight wrestling champion ... Whatever became of the Frank Merriwell stories? ... If yester day’s exhibition games are any indi cation there will be some high scoring in the Cape Fear baseball association this summer. REDS, CARDS RATE EVEN WITH DOYLE Two Clubs Listed 11 To 5 For First Place; Yanks Are 7 To 20 Favorites NEW YORK, April 7.—^UP)— Jack Doyle, the Broadway pricemaker whose odds on the baseball pennant races are regarded as “official,’' announced his first quotations to day without drawing any line be tween the Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals in the National league. Doyle, who has just returned from a tour of the baseball camps, said it was the first time in some 30 years of quoting pennant odds that he had been unable to estab lish a National league favorite. The Reds and Cards both are listed at 11 to 5 for first place, 7-10 for second and 1-4 for third. The New York Yankees are quoted at 7 to 20 to win the Ameri can league crown again with no prices listed for second or third place. Doyle’s prices on the other teams: American league: Red Sox, 9-2, 7-10, 1-5; Indians, 8-1, 2-1, 7-10; Tigers, 10,1, 3-1, even; White Sox, 15-1, 6-1, 2-1; Senators, 30-1, 10-1, 3-1; Athletics, 50-1, 15-1, 6-1; Browns, 100-1, 40-1, 20-1. National league: Dodgers, 5-1, 8-5, 7-10; Cubs, 5-1, 8-5, 7-10; Giants, 7-1, 5-2, 6-5; Pirates, 10-1, 4-1, 2-1; Bees, 50-1, 20-1; 8-1; Phillies, 100-1, 40-1, 20-1. Mize Traces Injury To Slit In First Base Bag ST. AOUIS. April 7— UP) —Big Johnny Mize, slugging first baseman of the St. Louis Cardinals, who was sent home yesterday to visit the doc tor, traced a painful knee injury to a slit in the bag at first base in the Sarasota (Fla.) Ball park. Because of that rip in the bag, Mize declared, he twisted his right knee jumping for a high throw in a game with the Boston Red Sox about two weeks ago. x “There was a tear or a slit in the bag,’’ he said, “and my spikes got hooked in some way as I went up for the bail. When I came down, my knee ached." Mize also will be examined tomor row for a shoulder injury that has been bothering him since last spring. A U. S. SWIM CROP JUST TOO GOOD Coaches Mourn Fact That With Such Material There Will Be No Olympics NEW YORK, April 7—ta’)—This may sound slightly screwy, but America’s swimming coaches are mourning because this country boasts the finest collection of splash ers and divers put together in 12 years. It seems that ever since the 1928 Olympics, the United States’ tank forces have been eating the flying spray the Japanese kicked up every four years. Oh, sure, the U. S. out scored Japan on an unofficial point basis in Berlin in ’36, but this was largely on a sweep in the diving, where the Orientals admit they’re outclassed. So, along came 1939 and '40 and up popped a well-balance, powerful crew of water churners — a squad that this country’s coaching master minds tell you is just about the strongest the U. S. ever had on tap for an Olympic year. But now the Olympics won’t be held, and that sweet revenge the boys were Just about tasting, won't be served at all. This is the picture painted by the Olympic swimming bosses, who’ve been cutting up old touches here this week-end while taking in the National Indoor A. A. U. champion ships. Fellows like Bob Kiphuth, the U. S. team coach four years ago; Fred Cady of Los Angeles, the div ing coach, and Larry Johnson of duoluu, iuc i>auunai n. n, . o»mr ming chairman were on hand while the University of Michigan came in with the team title last night and Adolph Kiefer cracked another world backstroke record. Afterward, they were convinced the folks “ain't seen nuthin’ ” like the team that could be put together right now. For instance, there are two free style sprinters as fine as ever plop ped into a tank in Gus Sharemet, the National Collegiate champion from Hamtramck and the Univer sity of Michigan. He was favored to take the 100-yard event last night, but young Otto Jaretz, an 18-year old Chicago prep-schooler, beat him out, adding the Indoor crown to his Outdoor title. In fact, every one of the individual champions crowned during the two day indoor meet would be a cinch to make an Olympic team, the coaches feel. These were Tom Haynie, the De troit and ex-Michigan free-styler, who won 220 and 440 yards; Kiefer, ex-Unlversity of Texas Ace, now representing the Chicago Towers club, in the 150-yard backstroke and 300-yard Medley; Dick Hough, Princeton gracCate, in the 220-yard breaststroke; and Al Patnik, Ohio State’s great flip-flopper, who held onto both the low and high-board diving crowns. Michigan won the 400-yard free style relay and Prince ton took the 300-yard Medley relay, in which Kiefer, swimming the back stroke leg, chalked up a world mark of 57.9 for 100 yards over a 25-yard pool. Two Softball Leagues To Meet Here This Week Representatives from the Han over softball league and the Inter mediate Sunday School loop will hold organization meetings this week on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, respectively. The Hanover circuit, composed of six teams which include Brigade Senior Fraternity, Jr. o. U. A. M., Star-News, Y. M. C. A., Firemen and Phalanx Fraternity, is expected to draft its schedule Tuesday night and will also adopt rules that will govern play for the 1940 season. The Sunday School league will meet Thursday night and from all indications, there will be more than enough teams to fill the ten berths allotted to this loop. Teams which have already indicated a desire to enter this league are Lutheran Mission, Fifth Avenue, Temple Bap tist (defending champions), First Christian, Tabernacle, Gibson Ave nue, First Presbyterian, Covenant, Southside, Calvary and Seagate Baptist. The first ten teams show ing up at the meeting Thursday night will be admitted into the league. WINS CUP CAMDEN, S. C„ April 7.—(#)— The town polo team won the Devine cup today by defeating the Country foursome 7 to 6 in the final game of their series. PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE San Francisco 0, Oakland 3. Hollywood 4, San Diego 6. Portland 6, Los Angeles S. Seattle 6, Sacramento 4 \ DEMARET WINS ST _ YOUNG TEXAN GETS $1,500 TOP PRIZE Mangrum Wins Second Money With 2S4 Score; Nelson Cops Third Place By BILL BONI AUGUSTA, Ga., April 7— UP) — ■Jimmy Demaret, who takes every thing with a grin, good or bad, broke out one of his extra-special, face wide smiles today when he accepted a check for $1,500 that represented victory in the seventh annual Au gusta Masters’ Golf tournament. "Laughing Boy,” the man who was carrying most of the pressure on this final day of the four-day championship, never showed a trace of strain as he toured the Augusta National Golf club course in 71, o e under par. This gave him a 72-hole total of 280 that was only one shot higher than the record set a year ago by Ralph Guldahl. While he was playing beautiful golf all the way around — he had seventeen pars and one birdie—the lads who had been with him in the race up to the 54-hole mark were folding up all over the lot. Lloyd Mangrum took a two-over-par 74 that gave him second money of $800 on a 284; Craig Wood and Sam Snead, who had been tied at 212, re mained that way as they struggled around in 76 each for 288, and Henry Picard, starting the day four strokes back of Demaret, also wound up with 288 on a final-round 75. This combination of poor rounds let four strong finishers come in be tween Mangrum and the 288 shoot ers. Open Champion Byron Nelson’s 70 gave him 285 for third place and $600, while Harry Cooper fired a 70 and Home Pro Ed Dudley and Wil lie Goggin of San Francisco each shot 71’s, to bracket all three of them at 287. Demaret put on a great finish be fore a crowd estimated at 10,000, the biggest in the tournament’s history. He got into trouble only once, on the tricky third hole, and recovered from that to save his par. With a few breaks on putts, he might have won even more decisively. Successor to Ralph Guldahl »s Masters’ champion, Demaret started his final round, in company with Henry Picard, before a tremendous gallery. The Texas Tiger didn’t give them anything particularly spectac ular to see, but he did give them the satisfaction of having followed the winner. On the first hole he missed a five foot putt for a birdie, and that start ed him off on a string of fourteen straight pars. At the third hole, stymied by a tree on his second shot, he hauled one out just short of the green, then chipped up and sank his putt to get his 4. On the fifth hole Jimmy missed a 10-footer that would have given him a birdie. There was nothing else of note through the rest of the first nine, and he reached the turn in 36, even par. There followed three more regulation pars, and then he lost a chance at an eagle on the par-5 13th. Demaret was home with an iron second there, but took three putts to get down from 60 feet. Another par at the 14th followed, and then he a'gain reached the green in two at the 15th and got down in two for his only birdie of the round. He finished off with three more pars and, as it turned out, had the chat ■ pionship in the bag. Mangrum, off line more than he’d been at any time in the tournament, had putting trouble particularly. Wood also got some bad shots and, as the final blow, took three putts on the eighteenth green when two would have given him 287 and meant a difference of several hun dred dollars. uemarec siariea on tne nrst aay by taking second place with a 67 to Mangrum’s record 64. With a 72 to Mangrum’s 75 on the second round, he was tied for the lead at 36 holes. Yesterday he shot a two-under-par 70 to the Oak Park (111) assistant pro’s 71, to take a one-stroke mar gin, and today he came down the home stretch like a thoroughbred. Jimmy, the type of player who makes every shot look easy, won five tournaments before the touring psos moved into North Carolina. Jimmy missed the North-South at Pinehurst and the Greensboro Open, picked up on his last round at Ashe ville, where he wasn’t doing any thing, and then came down here de termined to take the play away from Ben Hogan, who had won all three of the preceding events. Mangrum, who’s only 25 and whose only victory this winter came in the 54-hole Thomasville (Ga.) tournament, was well satisfied with being runner-up. "Before this start ed, I hadn’t any idea I'd finish up so high,” said Lloyd, "so I figure that this really is all gravy.” Guldahl, who had come here with high hopes of repeating his 1939 tri umph, finished 12 shots back at 292 with a final 74. This put him only one stroke ahead of the low amateur, Charley Yates of Atlanta, whose 293 in turn put him two shots up on U. S. Amateur Champion Bud Ward and three up on Jim Ferrler, Aus tralian Open and Amateur title holder. Back of Demaret and his $1,500 and Mangrum and his $800, the other money-winners were Nelson, $600; Cooper, Dudley and Goggln, $400 each: Picard, Wood and Snead, $200 each; Hogan and Toney Penna of Dayton, Ohio, $100 each for (heir J w i Raleigh, Wilson Lead Eastevn Baseball Loop 1 — _—---r n National A. A. U. Fight Toumey To Open In Boston Ring Today BOSTON, April 7— UP) —The lads who swap punches for glory a list of well nigh 200 of the nation’s best amateur boxers—gathered in Boston tpnight to await the gong which starts the three-day tourney to select eight National A. A. U. champions. From every quarter of the United States and even from distant Hawaii the simon-pures have converged on Boston Garden, champions all, and fit and ready for the slow process of elimination which starts at 3 p. m. tomorrow. With a few exceptions, there isn’t a battler in their ranks who hasn’t earned the right to compete in the eight championship classes from flyweight to heavyweight. Practically all are sectional cham pions, who fought through months of rugged elimination tourneys to gain their prized berths. Hailing from 30 of the nation’s 48 states, they represent a complete cross section of the trades and in dustries of America. Only one of the eight amateur champions crowned last year in the San Francisco tourney is on hand to defend his title. He is Cozey Storace, of Rome, N. Y„ one of the finest amateur welterweights ever developed in the United States. So star-studded is the welterweight competition, though, that even the capable Storace will be pressed from the start in his battle to maintain his crown against the assaults of a list of 24 other candidates. The complete list of entrants will throng Boston Garden at 10 a. m. tomorrow for the weighing in cere monies and the physical examina tion, which each boy must undergo before he will be permitted to take part in the gruelling series of elim inations. By mid-afternoon the last examin ation will be completed and the tour ney will swing into action with bouts going on continuously in three rings. The end of the first day of competi tion will find the field whittled down to 64 survivors. On Tuesday, working in only one ring, the 64 will engage in 32 quar ter-final bouts and the victors will go on Wednesday in the 24 tussles making up the semi-final and final brackets. Out of this list of 32 will emerge some time Wednesday night the eight rugged gladiators who will own the national crowns in the eight championship classes. Top-Heavy Scores Mark Three Exhibition Tilts Leland, Royal Crown And Hi Kappas Win Games; Cape Fear Loop Meets Tonight The Leland, Royal Crown and Hi Kappa baseball teams emerged vic torious all by top-heavy scores in exhibition tilts against loop rivals yesterday afternoon. Leland rolled over MacMillan and Cameron 20-3; the RC’s beat out Jackson-Bell 18-8 and the Kappas walloped Mascfhboro 9-1. Ray Brew, the mainstay on the mound for the Brunswick club last season, hurled no-hit, no-run ball against the Bluebirds for five in nings. Workman and Childs pitch ed the remainder of the way, giving up but four hits between them. Cole, former pitcher for Presby terian college, started for the Mac Millan and Cameron entry but gave way to A. Thomas in the fourth frame. Several new players were tried out by the Bluebirds but even at that Leland hit and scored almost at will. Woody Brew was the Leland catcher, while Flora and Corbett caught for the Bluebirds. Woody Brew and Clifford Clark led the win ners at bat with four for four. X I1W ftU J til v^i u W ir«J acnouu-jjcu game played at Robert Strange was a slugfest all the way, but a bar rage of 12 hits laid down in the second inning by the Crownmen was too much for the JB's. Fletcher Piner started for the losers, while Headon Piner, his brother, was the starter for the Crownmen. Allen relieved F. Piner about mid-way the game and John Hendricks worked the last five frames for the Skeet James club. - Covington caught for the losers and Beasley and Wilson attended to backstop duties for the RC’s. Red Miller with three for five topped the Jackson-Bell hitting attack. Wilson, with four for four, topped the Jarp^s boys. The Cape Fear league will official ly open next Sunday. A league meet ing will be held at the courthouse tonight for a discussion of the open ing of the loop. Members of the advisory board, Father James A. Manley, league president, and others will talk. Philadelphia Triumphs Over Dallas, 7 To 4 DALLAS, Tex., April 7— UP) — Earle Brueker pinch hit just about to perfection today and gave the Philadelphia Athletics their winning margin in a 7 to 4 triumph over Dallas of the Texas league. Batting for Herman Besse in the seventh and final inning of an exhibition game, Brueker slammed a triple with two out and the bases loaded. Otherwise, the game might have ended in a deadlock. The A’s had to catch a train and the Rebels nicked Pat McLaughlin for their fourth run in the home half of the seventh. AUSTIN WINS CAMDEN, S. C., April 7.—f^P)— Bunny Austin, the English star, beat Sam Daniels, state singles cham pion, 6-1, 19-17 in an exhibition ten nis match today. In a mixed doubles match, Daniels and Miss Sara Rush ton. of Columbia, state champions, defeated Austin and Miss Irene Scott of Columbia, 7-5, 6-4. 290’s, and Paul Runyan and Frank Walsh, $50 each for 291. The $1,500 moved Demaret, who has won six out of twelve tourna ments he’s played in, back into No. 1 money-winning position with $7, 652 to Hogan’s $6,538. He also took charge of the Vardon Trophy ra-e with 267 points to the White Plains (N. Y.) professional’s 215. X Training Camp Briefs AUGUSTA, Ga„ April 7.—(TP)— Airtight pitching by Dick Errickson and Nick Strincevich gave the Bos ton Bees an easy 4-1 victory today over the Augusta Tigers of the Sally league. Errickson allowed six hits during his seven-inning stretch and Strince vich gave up one more in finishing the game. Errickson was .effective but the Tigers scored once in the third when sloppy fielding put a man on second and a clean single brought him home. BROWNS BEAT CUBS PORT WORTH, Tex., April 7.— (TP>—Going in as a pinch-hitter with two down in the ninth inning, Johnny Berardino hit a home run with one mate on base to give the St. Louis Browns a 4 to 3 victory over the Chicago Cubs in an exhi bition game played here today. Gabby Hartnett’s club held a 3-1 lead going into the ninth and Ken Raffensberger had two down when Chet Laabs singled, stole second and scored on a single by Don Heffner. CARDS WIN HOUSTON, Tex., April 7— UP)— The St. Louis Cardinals smeared their Houston Texas league cousins with 17 hits for a 14 to l exhibition game victory here today. Enos Slaughter and Don Gutter idge clouted three hits apiece in their only official times at bat, and right behind them came Don Pad gett and Johnny Hopp with a pair of safeties apiece. YANKS TRIUMPH MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 7.—4^P>— The New York Yankees shared the interest of fans today with an eclipse of the sun and in the eerie light crushed the Memphis Chicks 15 to 2 with a 20-hit bombardment. In the course of the proceedings Red Ruffing served notlve that he would be as effective as ever this season by hurling seven scoreless innings and joined in the batting practice with a triple and a double good for three runs. INDIANS LOSE GADSDEN, Ala., April 7— UP)— The New York Giants nosed out the Cleveland Indians 3 to 2 in an exhibition game today with Manager Bill Terry leaving his regulars in for a full nine innings for the first time this spring. Harry Danning’s single and John ny McCarthy’s third homer of the training season gave New York two runs and the lead in the second and an unearned tally in the third when Frank Demaree scored on a ; double play provided the winning margin. _ DUUGERS HEAT TIGERS NASHVILLE. Tenn., April 7.—<® — Although outhit 13 to 7. the Brooklyn Dodgers won a battle of home runs today from the Detroit Tigers 6 to 4 in ten innings. The playoff blow was a circuit .smash by Babe Phelps to Joe Vos mik in the extra inning. The Dodg ers had taken a three-run lead in the first when Phelps walked and Dolph Camilli homered him home and Vosmik tripled, then scored on a wild pitch by Tom Bridges who lacked the control he boasts in season. brain concussion DURHAM, April 7.— UP) —Eddie Joost, substitute first baseman for the Cincinnati Reds, suffered a con cussion of the brain when hit on the head by a ball thrown by Pitcher Jack Wilson of the Boston Red Sox, in an exhibition game here this afternoon. Joost -was knocked unconscious but revived while being taken to a local hospital. WILMINGTON CLUB IS IN THIRD PLACE ’Cats To Play Pocky Mount Here This Week; Durham Bulls To Open Play CHAPEL HILL, April 8. — Class A teams will spend one of the busiest sessions of the season this week as they start out in earnest in quest of the Eastern and Western championships. Ten games will be played in the two Class A divisions as Durham and Winston-Salem, the 1939 cham pions, begin defense of their sec tional titles. Durham plays Raleigh and Wilson and Winston-Salem op pose High Point and Salisbury. The schedule is as follow's: Eastern—Tuesday: Durham at Ra leigh and Rocky Mount at Wilson. Friday; Durham at Wilson and Rocky Mount at Wilmington. Western—Monday: High Point at Greensboro. Tuesday; Salisbury at Charlotte and Gastonia at Greens boro. Wednesday: Winston-Salem at High Point. Friday: Charlotte at High Point and Winston-Salem at Salisbury. Raleigh and Wilson took early leads in the Eastern Class A race by winning their initial conference games. Raleigh handed Rocky Mount its second defeat of the spring with an impressive 5 to 1 victory. Wilson outscored Wilming ton in a slugfest 11 to 8. Greensboro moved out in front in the Western Class A conference by beating Charlotte 4 to 2 on Tuesday. The Queen City team turned an about face Friday to gain a 7 to 5 decision over Salisbury and stay on Greensboro’s heels. Class B teams also will be under going an unusually strenuous week with a total of 20 games on tap. Eleven of these will be played in the West and nine In the East. Only three games are to be played in the Class C division. A majority of these teams have concluded their regular conference schedules and are playing now to decide group championships. The class A standings: Eastern Team Won Lost Pet. Raleigh _ 1 0 1.000 Wilson _ 1 0 1.000 Wilmington _ 1 1 .500 Rocky Mount _0 2 .000 Durham _ 0 0 .000 Western Team Won Lost Pet. Greensboro _ 1 0 1.000 Charlotte _ 1 1 .500 Salisbury _ 0 1 .000 Gastonia _-_ 0 0 .000 High Point _ 0 0 .000 Winston-Salem - 0 0 .000 Browns May Move Spring Training From Texas ST. LOUIS, April 7.—(#)—The St. Louis Browns are considering mov ing their spring training base from San Antonio unless other major league clubs choose Texas points for their training grounds, club offi cials disclosed today. “We need more major league com petition than we got this spring,” Bill De W’itt, general manager, said on his return home from San An tonio. , Only two major league teams— Chicago Cubs (7 games), and the St. Louis Cardinals (two gatnes)—were listed on the Brownie spring sched ule this year. Construction Of New Red Railroad Announced MOSCOW, April 7.—W)—Construc tion of a new railway connecting Russia’s main line to the Arctic with newly-won territory northeast of Lake Ladoga was announced today in Pravda, official communist party organ. The line, 131 kilometers (81.4 miles) long, connects Petrozavodsk, on the Arctic line 250 miles north of Len ingrad, with Suojarvi, former Fin nish town to the northwest, about 65 miles north of Lake Ladoga. (The line presumably crosses a rail line connecting with the Finnish system which runs north and south along the former Russian-Finnish border east of Suojarvi). Puerto Rican Democrats Favor James A. Farley SAN JUAN, April 7-—M—Puerto Rican democrats today placed the is land's six votes in the national con vention at the disposal of Postmas ter General James A. Farley. The party convention expressed the hope that Farley would be the party’s nominee and pledged its votes to him or whomever he di rects. The convention directed the dele gation to seek a Puerto Rican state hood plank in the democratic plat form. WILL REPEAT PLAY CHAPEL HILL, April 7. — UP) — “The Field God,” a new version of a full-length play of North Carolina by Paul Green, which was presented Friday evening by the Carolina Playmakers before a filled Memorial hall as a feature of the Southern Drama festival, will be repeated on Monday evening, April 8, at 8:30 o’clock. NewHanoverT eamsPlay Tough Foes This Week --- -----_ ’Cats To Play E. M. I. There Tuesday; Aces Meet Fay etteville Friday The New Hanover High school victory twins, the Phantom Aces of the tennis club and the Wildcats of the baseball club, will swing it again this week against strong op ponents here and there. Tuesday afternoon the won 7 and lost 1 Wildcats will play Edwards Military Academy on the Cadets own parade ground in a return game. In the first meeting the lo cals swatted the soldiers by a top heavy score and hope to do the same this meeting. Coach Floyd Bumgarner found a new starting hurler in the It hite ville game last week in Billy Pieper who let the Columbus lads down with six hits while the Wildcats ran mer rily around the paths to more runs and victory. Thursday afternoon the Rocky Mount Blackbirds will play on the locals’ home lot in the second meet ing of the two teams this season. The Wildcats pasted the visitors on their own soil earlier in the season for their first conference win and no doubt will square them off again this week. The Aces will cross rackets with the Fayetteville netters on the Rob ert Strange courts Friday afternoon in the fifth match of the year for the Blue and White. Saturday morn ing the girls and boys teams will go to Marion and Mullins, S. C., to do an iron man stunt of playing two teams on the same day. The Mullins teams and the Marion girls will not come up here to meet the local stars so the Aces and Queens are going in to the woods and rout them out in order to get matches. MACK WISHES FOR ONE GOOD HURLER A’s Pilot Proud Of His Young Team But Says Pitching Is ‘Sorely Lacking’ DALLAS, Tex., April 7.—(TP)— The Athletics were taking batting practice at Rebel field today and Connie Mack was sitting with his long-time friend, Hyman Pearlstone of Dallas. “One pitcher like Bob Feller or Red Ruffing can make the differ ence in a second and first division ball club, the septuagenarian re flected. “Or like Bob Grove, Rube Wal berg and George Earnshaw,” Pearl stone said, referring to the three great pitchers who enabled the Athletics to win pennants in 1929, 1930 and 1931 and two world series, with a loss of only three games. "It is too much to expect three such pitchers on one club at the same time again,” said Mack. "My goodness. Just give me one man like any of the three and you would find a big difference in my club. "Such a man relieves tension on a pitching staff and makes things easier when the others take their turns.” Mack admitted he is proud of the young team he is building, especially the outfield which is one of the best in the majors, with Bob Johnson in left, Sam Chap man in center and Wally Moses in right. “But the pitching is sorely lack ing,” he said. Annual North-South Net Tourney To Open Today PINEHURST, April 7.—UP)—'The 22nd annual North and South Ama teur Tennis tournament will begin here tomorrow with a large field, including 40 players from the Uni versity of North Carolina. Play will be in men’s singles, men's doubles and women’s singles. Charles Rider of the University of North Carolina will defend his title in the men’s singles. Duke university will be repre sented by ten players, N. C. State by several. In addition a number of eastern simon pures are entered in the field of about 70. Plans To Leave Moscow MOSCOW, April 7.— UP) —The Japanese trade delegation which has been negotiating since Jan. 10 with Soviet Russian officials for a Japa nese-Russian commercial treaty de cided today to leave Moscow. There was no immediate expla nation of the decision nor of its significance. Shikao Matsushima, head of the group of five, will take up his post as minister to Stockholm, some of the Japanese will return to Tokyo while others will visit various Euro pean capitals. SHIKAT RATES TOP IN MAT CIRCLES Former World Champ Will Grapple Red Ryan At Sta dium Tomorrow Night Recognized twice as the wor'4'i heavyweight wrestling jhampioj Dick Shikat, who grapples p,sj Ryan at Legion stadium Tuesdav night, has also been termed wrestling experts as one of tii three greatest wrestlers of all times The former champ developed t marvelous physique while in the German navy during the world and while serving in the Impenal navy he was at the famous battle of Jutland. When Shikat first came to Amer. ica in 1929 he had to fight hard for recognition as a wrestler but fe finally won undisputed possession r,( the heavyweight championship t defeating Jim Londos in Philadf. phia August 23, 1929. In that batti? he really tossed the rugged Londos around. Later on, after he had lost the heavyweight title, Shikat became the kingfish of the mat world b? whipping the spectacular and pot:, lar young Dana O’Mahoney. jn a recent issue of “The Rins," ya; Fleischer, the publisher, described Shikat as one of the throe greatest wrestlers of all times. Ryan is a grappler with a flail for the spectacular. He is an ej. ' pert with the flying tackle and it, drop kick and can leap from , standing position on the mat i land a kick on the jaw of his cp ponent. One of the greatest i ball centers ever to play at He; Cross, Ryan was also a liard-hlii!-: outfielder on the Holy Cross bus. ball teams of a few years back. Shikat weighs 22s pounds ; hails from Columbus, Ohio. Hvs. weighs about 232 and is from P;.„: delphia. In the semi-finals match toe | row night, Jack Hader will i;.?: I Johnny Marrs in a return eng:.;- f ment. Last week the two wresu. ! f to a draw. The doors of Legion stadias wit J open at 7:30 o'clock, and ti | ing match will start at 8 o'c.i;. r -_ REDS STAGE MW TO DEFEAT BOSTOS Cincinnati Wins, 5-3, Tn Eves Teams’ Trainig Series At Five Games Each DURHAM, April 7—UR—A to| run rally in the seventh inning ?a>; : Cincinnati a 5 to 3 victory over ! ton’s Red Sox today and evened th ' teams’ spring training series at games each. Second Baseman Lonnie Frey !s: | the uprising in the seventh with > double and capped the victory w:v, : a home run in the eighth ns the N | tional league champions got to 1. ' Grove and Jack Wilson for II h > | The drive was started after K ) I Joost, Reds’ utility first l.asen a, j was struck in the head and kroFiv'l j out by a bail pitched by Wilson. Jimmy Tabor knocked a home : > over the left, field fence in the ! and Jimmy Foxx collected his flftl j round trip in a week in the *!*i Botli were off “Burky Walter was relieved in the fiftli by ■■ Beggs. Davidson And V. M. I. To Play In Charlotti CHARLOTTE, April 7.—'?■ Davidson-V. M. I. football same be played here October 12 in American Legion stadium, it v j announced today. V. M. I. alumni in Charlotte been working for some time to ' j the game played here, and Y. officials recently agreed. Dav:-;: reluctant to play here due to a v" understanding over previo* - 1 announced acceptance of t: Pinehurst Polo Team Wins Over Fori Brai! PINEHURST, April 7 Pinehurst polo team beat Y 5 to 3 today for its tenth * win. Pinehurst goals wer • Merrill Fink, Rye, N. Y., 2 -AlerC?H Hicks, New York, R. B Or""- r'; ham, and Baxter R. Brown, i Capt. Paul R. Miller made Fort Bragg's and Lieut. 1 Koehler the other. Seventy-one per cent of !' | population is engaged in Or Stock-m feino Archery, Tennis, Badminton You can now enjoy popular spring sports * : J reasonable prices. PICKARBS Market St. Fln|ll? ^il # Thoughts while strolling or how to build a baseball fence without knotholes.- , , An argument developed yesterday as to what do women know about sports and the only answeronecan have for that is—they know everything except the ngh thing in most cases. Looks mean a lot even if the athlete is a wrestler who specializes m bouts staged in a ring full of eggs. Another thing that proves women know all about sports is the way they comment on what the othe woman three seats down is wearing and their interest m the celebration that follows the game—win, lose 01 dr .