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Smoke Rings
Trying Month
June—the trying month for baseball clubs—is just
two jumps and a dash of bitters away and still no one is
doing any tall predicting about the outcome in the tall.
Maybe it’s just as well, because something always bobs
up to make what you have said look silly.
All the major league clubs have now cut their rosters
down to 25 men—enough to win a ball game, unless it’s
Frankie Frisch’s Pirates on the field, and whether the
veterans and the rookies can hold up under a summer sun
. i • .. -—----- --
IS Still a quesuuu.
Bumper Crop
There are perhaps more rookies
held over after the roll slashing
this year than in many years past.
Most of the youngsters have been
going like the proverbial houses
afire. Often these same fellows
fold up in the heat of the cam
June is the trying month. May
will just about tell what a lad will
do but he will get his final test
when the clubs start breaking away
from the inside post and start
rounding the first turn in the track.
End Of The Trail
A couple of days ago Manager
Leo Durocher of the Dodgers re
leased one of the better baseball
pitchers of the past decade — one
Wesley Ferrell, the Tar Heel who
weaved a stormy trail through the
American league for many years.
Starting in 1929, the first year he
broke into the majors, Ferrell won
21 and lost 10. For the next three
years he won more than 20 games
a year, the first pitcher ever to set
such a record. With Cleveland,
with Boston, with Washington and
finally with the Yankees and the
Dodgers, Wesley was the man.
With the Yanks last year he didn't
do so good and the world champions
decided they could get along with
out him. Then the Dodgers picked
him up. He worked only one game
with the mthis year and his "noth
ing'' ball was gone.
So now at 32 Ferrell has come to
the end of his trail in the major
leagues. The trail of 11 years pitch
ing earned him something like
$200,000. Some potatoes for an old
codger just turned 30. Ferrell may
hitch on with some other club, but
we doubt it. He has earned his
rest by now.
, Odds And Ends
Fans are acclaiming that the Lew
Jenkins-Armstrong bout is a natu
ral. . . Reports have it that pic
tures of Duke players who will be
starring on the gridiron next
fall have already been made and
are all ready to be dished out to
a football-starving public. . . If the
New Hanover Aces pull through
their match with Charlotte this
morning it will make their 40th
-consecutive victory on the courts. . .
to the Wake county N. C. State
..too. . . A talk by Colonel Gillette
io the Wake county N. C. Stamp
alumni a few days ago in which
he warned them not to feel too com
placent about the school, has stir
red up quite a bit of favorable com
ment and a determination to do
something about it, it seems.
Practice Scheduled To Begin
At Robert Strange Park
Monday Afternoon
Wilmington’s Junior Legion base
ball team will open practice for
the 1940 season at the Robert
Strange park Monday afternoon at
3:30 o’clock with Coach Floyd Bum
garner in charge.
Plans for the Legion schedule
will be perfected at that time.
Any boy born in 1923 or later is
eligible to play and as many can
didates as possible are urged tc
come out for the opening drills.
The schedule this year as in years
past, calls for three weeks inten
sive practice when the first tw<
teams will be determined and oi
June 10 the real Legion play-offi
begin. The playoff covers abou
eight weeks of baseball, with game;
every day in the week, some o
which will be played here and somi
Last year the local Juniors play
ed until August with about 3
games in all having been played.
Legion officials have urged a]
boys who have any inclination tc
ward baseball to try out for th
team. All players will be furnishe;
lull uniforms, except shoes.
Cape Fear
Four fast games are forecast for
this week-end as eight teams in the
Cape Fear league tangle on dia
monds all over the county.
The schedule for tomorrow:
Hi-Kappas vs. Pepsi Cola at Hil
ton, Hale and Grotgen officiating.
Royal Crown vs. Leland at Le
land, Singleton and Jackson calling.
Purol vs. Masonboro at Stadium,
Griffith and Peal umpiring.
Athletics vs. Jackson-Bell at Rob
ert Strange, Flora and Watson or
Casteen calling.
Remarkable as it seems, the
schedule makers provided a set of
“naturals” when they prepared this
week’s card.
The Frat nine, the Pepsis, and
the Leland Bears are sharing the
top roost with four wins and one de
feat while the RC’s are hot on their
trail with a record of three and
two. And those teams fight it out
among themselves come Sunday
By the simple process of elimina
tion, this pits the second-division
clubs against their own class—thus
giving the Cape Fear league what
should turn out to be the most even
ly matched quartet of games play
ed so far in the campaign.
Just to keep in practice, we will
name our picks of the pack for
Sunday’s battles:
It will be Bullock vs. Snag Allen
at Hilton, but we take the Hi-Kap
pas by a slim margin. Back in their
own den, the Bears should get back
in the groove and edge out the
RC’s. We choose the Bluebirds over
the Ramblers and the A’s over the
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leasing, and signing going on
among the Cape Fearers as each of
the clubs seek to become firmly es
tablished before June 15th which is
the dead-line for making additions
to the team’s personnel.
The Hi-Kappas have shifted slug
ger Shine Bradshaw to the garden
patrol and are seeking a hitting in
fielder to replace him at second.
As it appears now, the Pepsi Colas
will soon be looking for another
shortstop to fill the gap made by
Johnnie Smidt, who is playing with
Bert Kite’s Pirate crew. Roy Lamb,
of the Pepsi club, is working out
with the semi-pros also. Herbert
Porter has joined the A’s, and
Harry Smith has signed with Ma
sonboro. John Flake and Ralph Mc
Cabe are now with the Pepsi Cola
Dealing in superlatives we find
Smith, newly signed catcher for
the RC’s, is the biggest player in
the league. ... A. Thomas, Purol
firstsacker, and Shep Westbrook,
Hi-Kappa utility man, are the most
talkative. . . . Snow Taylor of the
Bluebirds outfield, is the quietest.
. . . Frank Haines, of the Hi-Kap
pa front office is the best money,
man in the circuit. . . . Stubby Deal,
Jackson Bell keystoner, is the
shortest, and one of the hard
est batters to pitch to. . . . Pitchers
Mintz and Hendrix are the tallest.
. . . Johnnie Edens, of the RC’s, is
one of the best base runners. . . .
Austin McDonald, Hi-Kappa catch
er, has the best peg and weakest
batting record among the receivers.
. . . Skeet James, boss of the Royal
Crownment, is the hardest work
ing manager during a game,
i Last Sunday’s stars:
i Snag Allen, Pepsi Cola—Pitched
: three-hit ball against Leland.
; Fletcher Piner, A’s—Batted and
; hurled his team to win over Ramb
> lers.
. James Carter, Purol—Had per
fect day at bat against Jackson
. Bell.
) Norman Farmer, RC’s—Batted in
winning run against Hi-Kappas dur
1 ing ninth inning rally.
i Senior Fraternity Wins
Over Star-News, 9-5
( The Senior Fraternity defeated
the Star-News, 0 to 5, yesterday in
P a fast Hanover league game played
) at Robert Strange.
The Papermen started the scor
ing by pushing across three tallies
in the opening frame. The Fratern
ity lads scored twice in the second
and Walter Winn’s long home run
in the fourth knotted the count.
The Newsies scored again in the
fifth. The Fraternity team jumped
on Bill Jones, News hurler in the
sixth inning, for five hits, two walks
and two errors to score six runs
and put the game on ice. The News
men tallied once in the last frame,
Sam Tyler, Newsie shortstop, was
the leading hitter of the day col
lecting three for four. Winn of the
Seniors, paced his team with a
home run and a three bagger out
or three attempts.
Howard Pinner, hurling for the
victors, gave up nine hits. Bill
Jones, of the losers, gave up nine
and Crowley, who relieved Jones
in the sixth, gave up on/
Circuit Blow With The Bases
Loaded Comes In 11th As '
Reds Retain Loop Lead
A grand slam by Ival Goodman—
a homer with the bases full—kept
the Cincinnati Reds in first place in
the National league today.
Goodman’s blast over the right
field wall at Shibe park came with
two out in the 11th inning and gave
the Reds a 7 to 2 victory over the
fifth-place Phillies.
Werber. 3b -4 10 0 2
Frey. 2b _6 12 6 3
Goodman, rf _ 6 2 2 3 0
F. McCormick, lb_ 4 2 2 3 0
Hershberger, c -5 0 15 1
Rizzo. If _5 0 111
M. McCormick, cf_6 0 13 0
Joost, ss _—_4 0 14 4
Turner, p _ 2 0 0 0 1
Gamble, x _10 10 0
Rarrett. p_„_ 0 0 0 0 1
Riggs, xx-10 10 0
Moore, p -___ 0 0 0 0 0
Lombardi, xxx _ 0 0 0 0 0
V. Meer. xxxx _0 10 0 0
Riddle, p __ 0 0 0 0 0
Totals _ 44 7 12 33 14
x—Batted for Turner in 7th.
xx—Batted for Barrett in 9th.
xxx—Batted for Moore in 11th.
xxxx—Ran for Lombardi in 11th.
Marty, cf _ 5 0 12 0
Brngan, ss - 5 0 0 2 4
Mahan, lb _3 1 0 14 3
Arnovich, if _4 10 3 0
Klein, rf —_-— 4 0 2 3 0
May. 3b.. — 4 0 10 5
Mueller, 2b _4 0 15 3
Atwood, c_3 0 13 0
Beck, p _—- 3 0 0 1 1
Brown, p_ 1 0 0 0 0
Totals__ 36 2 6 33 16
Cincinnati __ 000 000 020 05—7
Philadelphia_ 010 001 000 00-2
Errors: Werber, Beck. Runs batted
in: Mueller, Atwood, F. McCormick 2,
Goodman 4, Rizzo. Two base bits:
Mueller, M. McCormick, Rizzo. Home
runs: F. McCormick, Goodman. Stolen
base: Joost. Sacrifices: Werber, Joost.
Double plays: Frey. Joost and F. Mc
Cormick; Turner, Joost and F. Mc
Cormick. Left on bases: Cincinnati 12.
Philadelphia 9. Base on balls: off Tur- (
ner 6, off Barrett 1. off Beck 1, off
Brown 4, off Riddle 1. Struck out: by
Beck 1, by Moore 3. Hits: off Beek
9 in 8 1-3 innings: off Brown 3 in 2
2-3: off Turner 5 in 6; off Barrett 1 in
2: off Moore 0 in 2; off Riddle 0 in 1.
Hit by pitcher: by Beck (F. McCor
mick). Winning pitcher: Moore. Time:
2:35. Attendance: 1,500 (estimated).
Mosquito Guard Urged
By Health Officer Here
Residents of New Hanover county
were urged by Dr. A. H. Elliot,
health officer, yesterday to keep a
watch on their premises for stand
ing water in an effort to keep down
the breeding of mosquitoes.
Now that it is warm weather, the
mosquitoes have started breeding,
he said, adding that measures tak
en now to eliminate the insect may
go a long way toward malarial con
trol in the county.
Persons in the city and county
were asked to see that no water
is standing in such things as empty
cans, old automobile tires, abandon
ed bird baths, stopped-up rain gut
ters and such.
The regular malarial control for
ces will start their work in the
next few days, he said.
RALEIGH, May 17.—Uft—Gover
nor Hoey today sent to Governor
E. D. Rivers of Georgia extradition
papers requesting the return of T.
C. Bryan, now under arrest in Mil
ledgeville, Ga., to Pitt county to
face a charge of abandonment and
Golden Belt Club Wins Over Pirates, 9-3
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Loyd Moore and Ed Carr are shown above, left to right, at the
close of a fishing trip last week at Ocracoke. Moore made a record
catch. 49 M pound drum, breaking the club record outside the zones and
setting a new 1940 record for Ocracoke. This was by 30 pounds larger
than any he had ever caught. The party caught two trolling and
13 altogether. Captain Thurston Gaskiil was their guide at Pamlico Inn.
1 ar Heels, Duke And Maryland
Lead In Track Preliminaries
—UP)—North Carolinas defending
ihampions and the strong Duke and
Maryland contenders qualified their
eading entries without an upset in
he preliminaries of the 18th an
tual southern conference track
neet today.
Sprint and hurdle winners coast
id home in most of the trial events
ind the records were not threaten
;d. Field event contestants also
worked considerably short of the
previous marks.
The afternoon’s biggest surprise
was the 100 yard first heat dash
performance of Ernie Vail of Duke
who defeated Joe Murphy, Mary
and's defending champion and eo
tolder of the loop record. Vail’s
:ime was 9.9, a tenth-second over
the record. Dick Little, South
Carolina high scorer in the 1939
neet with 13 points, ran first in
:he other 100 heat, second in the
120 dash heat and led the broad
jumpers with 22 feet, 2 inches.
The failure of N. C. State's
Thompson to qualify in the 220
yard dash was unexpected. He
had been breaking 22 seconds all
season but today ran third to
Duke's Vail and Maryland's A.
Miller in the comparatively slow
time of 22.3. n-j IIX
Brown, of Duke, former Maury
(Norfolk, Va.) high star, stepped
the second 440 heat in 50.3, a
creditable time for a track made
heavy by yesterday’s rain. A. Mil
ler of Maryland took the first heat
easily and a thrilling quarter was
in prospect between these two
speedsters tomorrow.
Harry March, versatile North
Carolina entry, won his heats in
both the high and low hurdles.
Mengel, North Carolina, won the
second high hurdle heat, indicating
a one-two finish for the Tar Heels
in the high barriers in the finals.
March’s low hurdle time was 24
flat, a half second over the record.
William and Mary showed a good
timbertopper in Griffin Callahan
who ran in the high hurdles and
won his low hurdle heat.
Duke's blue clad entries showed
their expected strength in the field
events, Lach leading in the shot put
with a heave of 46 feet 8 3-4 in
ches, with Nania second; Lewis
leading in the javelin with 181
feet. 9 inches, with Lach second;
Nania leading in discus W'ith 141
feet and Lach second. Lewis’ jave
lin distance was expected to stand
up under the finals assault.
Fishing Club Contest
Won By Billy DeCover
Billy DeCover, of Wilmington, is
the winner of the first $10 cash
award for catching the first chan
nel bass weighing 40 pounds or
over, George Canady, secretary
treasurer of the New Hanover Fish
ing club, announced yesterday.
The bass, caught Thursday night
by DeCover while fishing at Rich's
Inlet with Jimmy Walton and Har
ry DeCover, weighed 42 pounds, the
largest taken in the club’s zones
so far this year. The party also
reported the catch of two other
bass, weighing 32 and 35 pounds.
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Bucs Infield Collapses As
Visitors Score Easily On
Seven Safeties
The Wilmington Pirates infield
blew up last night and the Golden
Belt Athletic club, of Durham, took
advantage of every miscue to mark
up a 9 to 3 victory over the Buc
caneers in a game played at Le
gion field.
Mack McBride, the Athletics hurl
er, held the locals to six hits, one
a homer by Amos Carter, that
gave the Bucs their first two runs.
Eddie Lowell w;.ent eight innings
for the Bucs, yielding five safeties
and six runs. Jack Shoaf hurled the
last stanza, giving up two hits and
three runs. A home run by Beck
of the visitors in the last frame was
nullified when he failed to touch
second base. However, three runs
had cbme in ahead of him.
For the first three innings it
looked like a tight ball game. Then
in the fourth, Williams reached
first on an error and scored later
on a single by Hawkins, the first
hit for the visitors.
The Golden Belt boys combined
two singles and two errors with a
walk to notch up three markers in
the fifth. They added a singleton
in the sixth on a triple by Over
man. A hit, an error and a hit
batsman netted another run in the
eighth. The A's final three mark
ers came on a walk, an error, a
single and Beck’s four-ply blow.
After being held well in hand
for the first five innings, the Pi
rates scored. Johnny Smidt was
walked and Carter came up with
his homer. The locals threatened
again in the seventh when a passed
ball and two straight walks loaded
the bases. But Steffano hit into a
double play and pulled McBride out
Ui R UVIi W.
With two men out in the ninth,
both going down by the strikeout
route, McBride walked McKeithan.
Two successive errors enabled him
to score and place two men on the
bases. But Sellers grounded out to
end what may have been a rally.
Lowell proved effective on the
mound, striking out 10 and walking
but one man. McBride fanned
Hawkins with two for four, and
Beck with two for five, paced the
visitors at bat. Smidt with two for
two and S. McKeithan with one out
of two attempts led the Bucs at
the plate.
The Pirates resume play next
Wednesday night, meeting the East
ern Carolina Teachers college nine
r.t Legion field.
Morris, 2b _ 6 0 0 2 4 0
Williams, rf _ 5 2 0 0 0 0
Clements, 3b - 5 0 1 2 0t 0
Hawkins, lb_ 4 1 2 13 o' 1
Beck, if _ 5 12 10 0
Overman, ss_ 4 1116 0
Byrd, c - 1 1 0 5 0 0
Durham, c __ 2 0 0 3 1 0
Ball, cf .... 4 1 0 0 0 0
McBride, p_ 3 2 1 0 2 1
Totals _ 37 9 7 27 13 2
S. M'Keithan, 2b. 211120
Alford, cf-- 2 0 0 1 0 0
Moore, cf _ 2 0 0 0 0 0
Stefano, 3b __ 5 0 0 1 1 3
Sellers, lb_ 6 0 18 0 2
fe'mldt, ss _ 2 1 2 3 2 0
Carter, If —__ 4 110 0 0
Hines, rf_ 4 0 0 0 0 0
H. M’Keithan, c_400 12 10
Lowell, p _ 8 0 113 1
Shoaf, p _ 1 0 0 0 0 0
Totals __ 34 3 6 27 9 6
Score by innings; R H E
Golden Belt_ 000 131 013^9 7 2
Wilmington .. 000 002 001—3 6 6
Summary; Runs batted in: Haw
kins, 2; Carter, 2, Beck, 2; Mor
ris. Two base hits: Sellers. Three
base hits: Overman. Home runs:
Carter. Stolen bases: Stefano, S.
McKeithan, Hawkins, Lowell. Dou
ble plays: McBride to Durham to
Hawkins. Left on bases: Golden
Belt, Jj; Wilmington, 9. Base on
balls: Off Lowell, 1; McBride, 6;
Shoaf, L Struck out: By Lowell,
10; McBryde, 7; Shoaf, 1. Hits: Off
I/O well, 5 in 8 innings; Shoaf, 2 in
1; McBryde, 6 in 9. Hit by pitch,
er: By Lowell, ((Hawkins). Passed
balls: Byrd and Durham. Winning
pitcher: McBride. Losing pitcher.
Lowell. Umpires: Baker and Grif
fith. Time of game: 2:10.
LONDON, May 17.—(#1—A stout
barbed wire barricade today was
thrown around the Greystone ad
miralty building, nerve center of
the British navy. Khaki-clad sol
diers with bayonetted rifles guard
ed the entries. There was official
silence on the move but it was as
sumed to be a part of the "at the
ready” plan instituted since Nazi
parachutists were employed so suc
cessfully in the invaded low coun
We have a complete line of
baseball and softball equipment
for the player and the diamond.
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Yanks Make Hits Count
To Wallop Chicago, 6-1
Rookie Marvin Bruer Shows
Fine Form As He Allows
Sox But Five Hits
CHICAGO, May 17.—UR—Looking
something like world champions
again, the New York Yankees ac
cumulated six runs on six hits to
day to wallop the Chicago White
Sox 6 to 1 behind the five-hit hurl
ing of Rookie Marvin Breuer.
The youngster who came up this
spring from Kansas City held the
Sox helpless and hitless for the firs)
four innings and scoreless until the
seventh, when two consecutive
walks and a single by Eric Mc
Nair gave Chicago its run.
The game had been won long be
fore, however.
Joe DiMaggio, who got into the
champions’ line-up for the first
time since last week, hit his first
home run of the season with one on
in the first inning. Red Rolfe had
walked preceding the big blow into
the 1 lower leftfield seats.
Then in the fourth Tom Henrich
raced all the way to second when
McNair booted his grounder, Di
Maggio scratched a hit off Bob
Kennedy’s glove and Colonel (Bus
ter) Mills tripled to the centerfield
well. Joe Gordon was hit by a
pitched ball. Babe Dahlgren singled
Mills home and Gordon scored
from third on the next play, an in
field out.
Breuer was able to relax after
that, and relaxed a little too well
He gave up his first hit in the fifth
and loaded the bases in the sixth on
a walk and two singles, but a dou
ble play ended this threat. The
Chicago score in the seventh came
with none out, but the Yanks tight
ened up quickly.
Bill Dietrich, who relieved Lefty
Ed Smith in the fifth, pitched two
hit shutout ball for Chicago in the
last five frames.
It was the first American league
game in five days for the Yankees,
who ran into bad weather at the
start of their western tour, and the
victory lifted them within half a
game of the seventh-place White
lunn in » u n 4
Knickerbocker, ss 4 0 0 ?^
Rolfe, 3b _I 4 i n i i
Henrich, rf _ " 4 1 0 ? J
DiMaggio, cf_ 4 2 2 "!
i 3 0 0 4°!
Mills, If __________ 4 1 o o i
Gordon, 2b _ o j: f 1
Dahlgren, lb _II 4 0 •> 11 i
Breuer, p - 3 0 0 0 (
Totals - 33 g e 27 l;
Kennedy, 3b _ 4 0 2 1
Kuhei lb - 4 0 0 10 f
Kreevich, cf _ 4 n o 1 1
Wright, rf-II 4 0 0 0 !
Appling, ss -3 10 1
Rosenthal, If _3 0 14 1
McNair, 2b _ 3 0 11'
Tresh. c- 2 0 0 9 ]
Smith, p - 1 0 0 0]
Dietrich, p . 2 0 10 1
Totals - 30 1 5 27 1]
New York - 200 400 000—1
Chicago - 000 000 100—]
Error: McNair: Runs batted in: Di
Maggio 2, Mills 2, Dahigr.-n i;r
McNair. Three base hit: Mii'b I?1"''
run: DiMaggio. Sacrifice■" u."1"'
Double plays: Knickorlmck, -
and Dahlgren 2. Loft on I,.,' '
York 5; Chicago 5. bases- „n’w|
Brener 3; off Smith 2: „ff i, ,
Struck out: by breuer 3- |.v s,’!;,
by Dietrich 4 Hits: off Sadtii‘4
innings; off Dietrich 2 in , 1 <
pitcher: by Smith (Gordon)’ i
pitcher Smith. Umpire-.- m,., '
Kolis and Goisei. Time- . :
dance: (estimated) O.Ofti (T.d.iies' da’y,'
The Washington Redskins today
counted another signed contract for
the 1940 professional football sea
son—that of Willard Perdue, forme
star end at Duke university.
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