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Columbus County All-Stars
To Meet Pepsi Colas; 252nd
C. A. Band Will Play
Baseball fans in southeastern
North Carolina—and four or five
big league scouts—will have an
opportunity three nights this week
view some of the best baseball
talent in this section of the state
the Wilmington Pirates present
the first annual Southeastern North
Carolina baseball tourney.
Teams entered in the tourney are
Warsaw, Wallace, Leland, the Co
lumbus County All-Stars, Royal
Crown Cola and Pepsi Cola.
The winning team of the tourney,
which will be concluded Wednes
day night, will met the Pirates at
Legion field Friday night, thus as
suring baseball fans in this section
of four nights of heads-up base
Monday night will present a dou
ble bill, with Wallace and Warsaw,
arch enemies, meeting in the open
ing game at 7:30 o’clock. These
teams have met twice this year,
toum taking one contest, and
the rivalry between them is as
keen as anything which has been
seen in this section of the state in
several years.
Hundreds of fans from both Wal
lace and Warsaw are planning to
attend the game and indications
are the grandstand crowd will be
one of the most lively which has
been heard there this year.
Band to Play
The finale of the night will match
the Columbus county All - Stars
against the Pepsi Cola nine, and
here too, fans are predicting, there
will be a baseball game well worth
seeing. Reports from Whiteville
and other sections of Columbus
county which will be represented
on tlK All-Star team indicate there
will be a large agreation of fans
from that section at the game.
Prior to the game the 252nd
Coast Artillery band, N. C. N. G;,
will present a concert at the stadi
um and between the games the
band will also present a number
of selections. This will be one of
the last appearances of the band
in this section in some time, as it
is anticipated the band will be
called for a year’s training under
the recent National Guard bill.
Each team in the tourney has
been allowed a roster of 15 men to
play in the games.
The Warsaw aggregation, as sub
mitted to Bert Kite, Pirate man
ager, is composed of Brant Waters,
3b: Runt Wess ss; Robert Pridgen,
2b: John Cam Pridgen, pitcher and
fielder; Turner Holland, pitcher,
and fielder; Robert Frederick, c;
Purcell Jones, pitcher and fielder;
Arthur Apple, first baseman and
team manager: Woodrow Black
burn. Rivers Johnson, and Bill Car
roll. fielders; Fred Gaylor, catch
er: Vivian Johnson, scorer, and
Sterling Marriner, business man
Against these men the Wallace
team will throw an aggregation
selected from among the follow
ing: R. J. Hussey. Bill Ipock, Joe
Wallace. Willis Boney, C. >.T. Fus- 1
sell. Pete • Habit” Livesay, Jo
seph Huffman. John Baucom, John
Jennette. Chris Combs, James
Cardwell, Oran J. Taylor, Orbis
Thigpen, Sammie Howard and
Charles D. McGowan, business
Tne Pepsi-Cola nine will be se
lected from among the following^
P. S. Tolden. business manager;
Snag Allen, pitcher and playing
manager; Johnnie Carter, pitcher;
Barney Covington c; Harold Hor
ton lb; James Carter 2b; “Baby’
Allen ss; T. Stephens, James Al
ien. H. Beaty, George Batson,
Snooky Stevens and Fred Day, out
fielders: Red Beardon and Harry
Smith, utility men.
At the conclusion of the double
bill Monday night there will be a i
drawing to determine what teams
will play Tuesday night against
the winners of the Monday night
The rosters of other teams en
tered in the tourney follow:
Royal Crown Cola—Skeet James,
manager: W. Sandlin, coach; V.
Gore and H. Piner. pitchers: Buck
Tyre, catcher; Farmer, Brown, Ro
wan, Edens and Tyler, infielders;
Wilson. Williams, Hawkins, Bowen,
Stoklcy and Resse, outfielders.
Leland — Clifford Clark, Penn ;
Clark. Lyon Clark, co-manager: ,
Ray Brew. Herbert Brew, David
Watson, co-manager; D. I. Watson.
Jim Bullock, John Morriss, John ,
Barnhardt, Wortman, Armon Ga- ■
ney. Barney Lewis and Francis
Hollis. i
Kite announced last night that •
special admission prices have been ]
made for the tournament to allow ;
fans who otherwise might not be ]
able to see all the games to wit- '
ness the entire tournament.
A public audition system will be 1
installed at the field for the tourn- j
ament so that fans not acquainted ;
with all the visiting players will j
be in a position to keep up with j
me contests. 1 -
Lisk Puts Down San Diego Threat* Albemarle* Wins* Title
Wins Third Straight Game
For National Championship
After Losing First Two
ALBEMARLE, Sept. 7.—<a>>—
Lefty Lisk came back to the hurl
ing mound at a critical moment in
the ninth inning today, put down
a San Diego, Calif., threat and Al
bemarle won the fifth and deciding
game of the American Legion Jun
ior baseball series, 9-8.
The Albemarle Legion Juniors con
tinued the phenomenal comeback
ability that the team has displayed
this season, by winning three
consecutive games in the series
after San Diego, 1938 champions,
had taken the first two. The same
brand of ball playing was displayed
in the sectional finals at Charlotte,
when Alhomavlo was fniT.Gf! to win
four consecutive tilts in three days.
Lisk was called upon to open the
game for Albemarle today but, after
being nicked for two runs in the
third, was removed from the mound
in the fourth and sent to center
field after three more runs had
crossed the plate. Clyde Dick, Albe
marle’s brilliant relief hurler who
pitched six innings against the Cali
fornians yesterday, moved in from
second base and blanked San Diego
in the fifth and sixth innings. He
weakened in the seventh and al
lowed two scores. He retired the
side in order in the eighth but ran
into immediate trouble in the ninth
when Williams, first up, singled
and Ed Barr drove him home with
a rousing triple to left center. This
placed the tieing run on third with
nobody down.
At this moment, Coach Porter
Sheppard sent Dick back to second
and waved in Lefty Lisk from een
terfield. Rosenthal, the first batter
to face him, popped out to third.
Sanelemente went to bat with an
order to squeeze in the runner from
third. The first pitch was a called
strike and on the next, Hoyle Bog
er, Albemarle receiver, called for a
pitch-out. The "batter tried to bunt
but did not come close. Boger toss
ed to third and Barr was caught
in a trap that ended with Boger
tagging him out. Lisk then forced
Sanelemente to roll to third base
and the ball game and series were
Victory, Won With Homer
With Bases Loaded, Is
First Over Brooklyn
NEW YORK. Sept. 7— (fl —It
took Babe Young’s fifth inning
homer with the bases full to give
the Giants their first victory of the
season over the Brooklyn Dodgers
in the Polo grounds today.
Th& score was 4-1. Previously
the Flatbushers had captured sev
en straight victories this year in
Harry uumDert « uvc
ing, combined with Young’s lusty
blast, gave him his tenth success
of the season, against twelve de
feats. Jimmy Wasdell’s homer in
the fourth robbed Harry of a shut
A crow dof 14,271 saw the game
whic hopened the Brooks’ final se
ries of the year in the Giant baili
wick. That, brought the total at
tendance for the Dodgers eight
games in Harlem to 243,753.
The victory gave the Giants a
three game winning streak. Young’s
homer came with Gumbert, Bob
Seeds and Joe Moore on base. It
was his 16th of the year and the
94th off Dodger pitchers this year.
Reiser. 3b_ 4 0 110
italker of _ 3 0 0 1 0
Medwiek. If_ 4 0 0 1 0
Camilii. lb _ 4 0 18 1
Was dell, rf_ 31121
Franks, e _ 3 0 0 5 0
Ooscarart. 2b- 3 0 12 1
Hudson, ss_ 3 0 0 3 '
Grissom, p_ 2 0 111
Vosmik, x_ 1 0 0 0 (
Head, p _ 0 0 0 0 0
Totals _ 30 1 5 24 10
x-Rattcd for Grissom in Stli.
Seeds, cf _: 3 112 0
Moore, If _ 2 10 2 0
Hemaree rf_ 3 0 0 0 0
Young, lb_ 3 1 2 13 0
Pannir -, e_ 4 0 0 7 1
Ott. 3b_ 3 0 0 0 2
Cuccinello, 2b_ 4 0 10 4
Witek, ss___'._ 4 0 3 3 1’
Gumbert, p _ 3 1 0 0 1
Totals _ 29 4 7 27 10
Brooklyn- 000 100 000—1
New York_ 000 040 OOx—4
Errors: None. Runs bated in: Was
dell. Young 4. Home runs: Wasdell
Young. Sacrifice: Moore. Double plays:
Gumbert, Witek and Young; Coscarart
Hudson and Camilii. Left on bases:
New York 7: Rrooklyn 3. Bases on
balls off: Grissom 5. Gumbert 1. Strike
outs by: Gumbert 6. Grissob 3. Hit:
off: Grissom 6 in 7 innings; Head 1 in
1. Losing pitcher: Grissom. Umpires
Goetz. Pinelli and Reardon. 'Time: 1:55.
Attendance: 14,271.
GREENVILLE, S. C„ Sept. 7—
(#)—Furman’s gridders will start
inter-squad scrimmage early next
week. The squad appeared in ex
cellent shape after a week of two
drills a day. Coach McLeod seem
ed to be well pleased with the way
things are working out.
Three Run Uprising Win
For Tigers Over Browns
Detroit Now Two Percent
age Points Behind Indians
Who * Lose Again
DETROIT, Sept. 7.—UP)—'The he
roics of the Detroit Tigers reached
a season high today as they staged
a three-run uprising in the ninth
to defeat the St. Louis Browns, 5
to 4, and climb into a virtual tie
with the Cleveland Indians for first
place in the American league.
Detroit is now two percentage
points behind the Indians who lost
today for the sixth straight time.
Two former Cleveland players —
Earl Averill and Bruce Campbell—
supplied the finishing punch in De
troit's 17th wdn in 21 games with
St. Louis this year.
In the ninth inning Vernon Ken
nedy, former Tiger w’ho had pitched
Superb ball for the Browns, lost
control and walked Biily Sullivan
and George Tebbetts with none out.
Frank Higgins, iniured Tiger third
sacker, batted for relief pitcher Al
ton Benton and sacrificed.
Averill, one of the year’s best
pinch hitters, hit for Dick Barteli
and singled to send two runs over
and knot the score. Campbell then
slapped a double down the right
field foul line that scored Averill
and broke up the game.
The Tigers were held to seven
hits, the blows including Hank
Greenberg’s 29th homer of the year
with the bases empty in the sixth.
The Browns got 11 safeties off
Johnny Gorsica and Benton.
The Browns gained an early lead
with single runs in the second and
fourth. In the second singles by
Harlond Clift, George McQuinn and
Johnny Berardino netted a run. Wal
ter Judnich's single, Clift’s double
and a long fly by Berardino pro
duced the fourth Inning score.
In the fifth Detroit got its first
hits and a subsequent run. Teb
betts opened with a walk but was
forced by Gorsica. Dick Barteli then
bunted a single. Campbell scored
Gorsica with a single to center.
Heffner, 2b - 4 0 12 3
Grace, rf- 3 0 13 0
Radcliff, If- 4 0 9 3 9
Judnich, cf- 4 1 1 9 9
Clift. 3b - 4 - 3 3 0
McQuinn, lb - - « 1 J J
Berardino, ss - * J g * -
Swift, c - 4 0 - 1 0
Kennedy, p- 4 0 0 0 1
Totals - 35 4 11x25 *
x-One out when winning run scored.
Barteli, ss - 3 0 1 - ■
Averill. 7.zz- 4 4 J 9 9
Campbell, rf - ® 9 1 9 9
Gehringer, 2b- 4 0X1.
Greenberg, If- 3 1 1 1 0
York, lb - 4 9 1 9 9
Stianback, cf- 4 0 0 1 J
Sullivan 3b - 2 1 0 2 .
xeDueits. c - * * x ”
Gorsica, p- * * ? «* -
McCosky, z - 1 0 0 0 C
Benton, p- 0 0 0 0 C'
Higgins, zz - 0 0 0 0 0
Totals _31 5 7 27 V
z-Battc(l for Gorsica in 7tli.
zz-Battcd for Benton in 9th.
zzz-Batted for Bartell in 9tli.
St. Louis _010 .101 001—1
Detroit_ 000 011 003—.»
Errors: Clift, Greenberg. Runs bat
ted in: Berardino 2, Swift. 2. Campbell
2. Averill 2, Greenberg. Two base hits :
Clift, York. Berardino, Campbell. Home
run: Greenberg. Stolen base: Bartell.
Sacrifice: Iliggins. Double plays: Geh
ringer, Bartell and York: Sullivan, Geh
ringer and York: Heffner, fforardinr
and McQiiinn. * Left on bases: St. Louis
7; Detroit S. Bases on balls off: Ken
nedy 6, Gorsica 2. Benton 1. Strike
oust by: Kennedy 1. Gorsica 1. Benton
2. Hits off: Gorsica 9 in 7 innings;
Benton 2 in 2. Wild pitch: Gorsica
Winning pitcher: Benton. Umpires
Basil, Grieve and McGowan. Time:
1:46. Attendance: (actual) 11,219.
Pirates Play At Wallace;
Warsaw Meets Golden Belt;
Whiteville Tries Ayden
Southeastern North Carolina
baseball fans will have a full menu
today as teams swing into action
in various parts of the section.
At Wallace the All-Stars will en
tertain the Wilmington Pirates in
their first contest of the year.
Meanwhile the Warsaw Red Sox,
who like the Wallace nine have en
tered the southeastern N. C. base
ball tourney to open at Legion field
Monday night, will play the Dur
ham Golden Belt Athletic club at
Warsaw beginning at 3:30 o’clock.
And at Lake Waccamaw the
Whiteville nine is scheduled to
meet the Ayden Aces at 3 p.m. in
a game which has attracted as
much attention in advance as any
game scheduled in this section this
year. 1
Come From Behind To Whip
Cardinals 14-9 With
20 Safeties
ST. LOUIS, Sept. 7—t®—Frankie
Frisch’s Pittsburgh Pirates were
trailing by six runs this afternoon
and the tail end of their batting or
der was leading off in the eighth
Frankie looked very sad in the
dugout. But then things started to
happen— and kept on happening
until the Pirates had overheauled
the third-place Cardinals and
crushed them, 14 to 9, in a slugging
feast that netted them 20 safe hits.
Gustine. 2b_ 5 1 0 2 4
Garins. 3b_ 4 2 3 2 1
+ t f! 1 o o n
Vaughan, ss___ 6 13 2 0
Van Robays, If_ 6 3 3 2 0
Fletcher, lb__ 4 1 1 S 0
DiMaggio, cf_ 5 3 3 2 0
Davis, c_ 3 0 3 4 0
Fernandes, c_ 1113 0
Heintzelman. p- 0 0 0 0 0
J. Bowman, p_ 3 0 0 0 0
MaeFayden, p_ 0 0 0 0 1
P. Waner, x- 2 110 0
M. Brown, p_ 1 0 0 0 0
Totals _ 46 34 20 27 V
x-Batted for MaeFayden in 8th.
ST. LOUIS Ab R H O fi \
Brown, 2b_ 5 12 3 3
Moore, cf T- 3 2 3 1 0
Hopp. of_ 10 0 10
.T. Martin, rf - 3 10 2 0
Slaughter, rf_ 10 0 10
Mize, lb _ 4 2 1 12 0
Koy. If _ 4 3 2 3 0
Orengo, 3b - 4 0 10;
Owen, c - 4 ft 2 3 0
S. Martin, z - 1 0 0 0 0
Marion, ss_ 5 0 11 5
Cooper, p _ 4 0 0 0 1
Doyle, p _- 0 0 0 0 0
Lanier, p _ 0 0 0 0 0
Padgett, zz - 1 0 0 0 0
Totals _ 40 9 12 27 14
z-Batted for Owen in 9tli.
zzBatted for Lanier in 9tli.
Pittsburgh _010 100 183—34
St. Louis_ 430 110 000- 9
Errors: J. Brown, Gustine, DiMag
gio. Runs batted in: Mize 2, Owen 2
Davis. Koy 2. Orengo, «T. Bowman, Mar
ion, Moore. Vaughan 3, Fernandes, P.
Waner, Garms, DiMaggio 4. Elliott.
Fletcher. Two base hits: Mize, Vaughan.
Fernandes, P. Waner. DiMaggio. Three
base hit: Koy. Home runs: Moore.
Vaughan. DiMaggio. Stolen bases:
Moore. Sacrifice: Garms. Double plays:
,T. Brown. Marion and Mize. Left on
bases: Pittsburgh 13: St. Louis 9. Bases
on balls off: Heintzelman 3. J. Bowman
1, M. Brown 1, Cooper 3. Doyle 1. La
nier 2. Strikeouts by: J. Bowman 3.
M. Brown 2, Cooper 3. Hits off: Heint
zelman 2 in 3-3 innings; J. Bowman 9
in 4 2-3; MaeFayden 1 in 2; M. Brown,
none in 2; Cooper 33 in 7 1-3: Doyle
3 in 1-3; Lanier 4 in 1 1-3. Hit by
pitcher by: Doyle (Fletcher). Winning
pitcher: MaeFayden. Losing pitcher
Doyle. Umpires: Sears. Jorda and
Barr. Time: 2:38. Attendance: (paid)
Reds Take 7-6 Victory As He
Hits 11th Four-Bagger Of
Season In Ninth
CHICAGO, Sept. 7—UP)—A ninth
inning tie between the Chicago
Cubs and Cincinnati was broken
today when Ival Goodman hit his
11th home run of the season, giv
ing the Reds a 7 to 6 victory.
Earlier the Cubs, now mathema
tically out of the pennant race, had
driven Paul Derringer to the show
ers wit ha five run attack in the
fourth inning on four hits, includ
ing Bill Nicholson’s 22nd homer
with the bases loaded.
Gene Thompson then took charge
and held the Cubs to three scatter
ed hits in the last five innings
while the Reds pounded Charley
Root for a total of 12.
Werber. 3b_ 5 2 2 0 2
M. McCormick, cf- •> 2 2 3 0
Goodman, rf- 5 1 2 3 i
F. McCormick, lb - 5 0 0 8 1
Ripple, if__ 4 0 0 1 0
_ ■ -r o ° 1 5
Myers, ss —-- 2000 0
Derringer, p- 2 0 0 0 0
Thompson, p - 1 u u u i
Totals 39 7 12 27 If
Hack, 3b — a i° 1 n o
Herman, 2b . 1 l l 9 c
Nicholson, rf t n ? 4 n
Leiber, cf — 3 ® J * ®
Bonura, lb - 5 1 1 3 0
Gleeson, If _ 3 n 1 5 o
Collins, c — 3 ® 3 *} ®
Mattick, ss . } } J ! ‘
Hoot, p -J
Totalq _ 35 6 10 27 l1
Cincinnati'_ 003 001 201-7
Chicago _ 100 500 000-r
Errors: Gleeson, Thompson. Runs
batted in: Werber. Myers. F. McCor
mick. Lombardi. Goodman. Bonura
Mattick, Nicholson 4. Two base hits:
Nicholson. Collins, Leiber. Lombardi 2
Home runs: Nicholson, Goodman, sac
rifices* Mvers, Collins. Double plays:
Myers, Frey and F, McCormick. Left
on bases: Cincinnati 9: Chicago 9. Bases
on balls off: Derringer 4, Thompson
Root 3. Strikeouts by: Derringer 2,
Thompson 6. Rooe 4. Hits off: Derrin
ger 7 in 4 innings: Thompson 3 in 5.
Winning pitcher: Thompson. Umpires:
Stewart, Dunn and Magerkurth. Time:
2:09. Attendance: (actual) 7.60j.
ROCKY MOUNT, Sept. 7.—UF>—
Ken Heist turned in a three-hit
masterpiece as Rocky Mount took
a 3-1 lead in the Piedmont semi
finals series with a 1-0 victory
iver Asheville tonight.
(By The Associated Press)
Only a single game now sepa
rates the first place Cleveland
Indians and th^ third place New
York Yankees in the American
And Cleveland’s margin over
the Detroit Tigers is almost im
perceptible. The faltering In
dians lost their sixth in a row
yesterday (Saturday) to the
White Sox, 5-4 and now have a
percentage of .5725 while the De
troit Tigers, by virtue fo a vic
tory over St. Louis, 5-4, have a
mark of .5714.
The New York Yankees gained
a full game on the Indians by
thumping the Boston Red Sox,
In the National league, usually
the hot race in September, there
isn’t even a contest. The Reds
won from the Cubs 7-6 and the
Dodgers lost 4-1 to the Giants,
leaving the Rhinelanders with an
eight game lead.
Annapolis Midshipman Grows
Angry At Kovacs’ Antics
At Forest Hills
NEW YORK, Sept. 7.—UP)—.A
crowd of 12,000 tennis zealots was
treated today to the inspiring spec
tacle of two of the nation’s prime
young players sitting down on the
Forest Hills stadium turf and re
fusing to continue play for some
One of them, Joe Hunt, the mid
shipman from Annapolis, was sore,
while Frank Kovacs, the amiable
eccentric from Oakland, Cal., was
glad of it. Between them they
managed to put on perhaps the
most unusual show ever seen in
big league tennis and to enliven
an otherwise unexciting program
of quarter-final matches in the Na
tional championships.
Hunt Pops
Hunt had won the first two sets,
6-4 and 6-1, while Kovacs clowned
all over the joint and had himself
a bushel of fun. Hunt, gradually
got a neck-full of things as the
match proceeded, and when the
third game of the third set came
around he suddenly popped.
The gallery was laughing at Ko
vacs’ silly antics. Hunt, a very
annoyed young sailor, demanded of
the umpire, Le van Richards, that
the crowd stop giggling at Kovacs.
When Richards declined to speak
sternly either to Kovacs or the
crowd, Hunt sat right down on the
base line and refused to accept
Kovacs seemed to think that was
very funny, so he sat down, too.
Dr. S. Ellsworth Davenport, Jr.,
the tournament referee, walked out
ominously from the marquee and
sat down, himself, though not on
the grass. There followed a cru
cial and electric five minutes in
the history of old Forest Hills.
They went then and wrangled
for a while longer around the um
pire's chair, while the crowd en
joyed every moment of the throb
umg uramu. Lixc.y 51x1
to playing again, and Hunt ran out
the final set, 6-4.
‘‘I wouldn’t have cared.” Hunt
said later, ‘‘if he had stood on his
head if the crowd wouldn’t have
the umpire to make them stop
laughing before I sat down."
Hunt, now that he’s past the Ko
vacs menace, meets Bobby Riggs,
the defending champion, tomorrow
and will need only to try to defend
himself in the clinches.
Bobby, suffering from a cold and
running a temperature, was unusu
ally serious today as he swept
aside young Ted Schroeder of Glert
dale, Cal., 6-1, 2-6, 6-, 6-4. Schroed
er was the first to win a set from
Riggs in this tournament, but Bob
by was far too steady, and smart
for him in the long run.
The other men’s semi-finalists,
decided yesterday, were Don Mc
Neill of Oklahoma City and Jack
Kramer of Belvedere Gardens, Cal.
Helen Jacobs of Berkeley, Cal.,
four-time former women’s cham
pion, and Mary Hardwick of Eng
land both came back after losing
the opening sets of their quarter
final matches today to qualify for
tomorrow’s play.
Miss Jacobs eliminated Virginia
Wofenden of San Francisco, -6,
6-4, 6-1, while Miss Hardwick, Brit
ish Wightman cup star, beat Paul
ine Betz of Los Angeles, 5-7, 6-1,
6-2. The Hardwick-Betz match was
extraordinarily fine women’s ten
Miss Jacobs and Miss Hardwick
clash in one semi-final tomorrow,
with champion Alice Marble meet
ing Valerie Scott of England in
the other. 1
Intercollegiate Champ
Accepted By Air Corps
MADISON, Wis., Sept. 7—<t®—
Woodrow Swancutt of Wisconsin
Rapids, Wis., national 155-pound
intercollegiate boxing champion in
1939 and 1940, disclosed today he
had been accepted by United States
air corps as a flying cadet and
would leave for Randolph Field at
San Antonio, Tex., in three or four
Taylor - Colquitt And Wer
theimer Baggers Open Pro
gram Tomorrow Night
Monday night at 8 o’clock Tay
lor-Colquitt and the Wertheimer Bag
company open a full week of cham
pionship softball under the lights
at Robert strange playground.
This meeting of the Creosoters
and Bagmakers will be the third
in the three out of five series for
the Independent loop flag. Both
teams have won one and lost one.
Both teams are packed with con
The Bagmen took an 11 to 0 no
hit-no-run game from the Creosoters
to open the finals on Tuesday of
last week. Meeting again Thursday,
"Goofy” Gosnell’s unpredictable Cre
osoters came near blasting Phillips
from the mound with nine hits for
nine runs against a crop of five
hits and five runs for “Cotton”
King’s lads.
Tomorrow mgm. s game is a
The second affair tomorrow night
will find the Hanover loop plrying
what might be the deciding game.
The Firemen have two wins and a
loss against the Senior Fraternity.
If they take tomorrow night’s bat
tle, they can put their bright red
suits in moth balls and rest their
case as champs of the Hanover fam
Tuesday the Wertheimer-Tayior
Colquitt scrap continues.
Just as soon as the finals are
played out in the Independent cir
cuit, the series for the city crown
will start. The Spofford Spinners,
winners of both halves of the Com
mercial league split season, will then
take on the victors of the Bagmen
Creosoter finals.
Once the city softball champs are
crowned, there will be a three out
of five series between the all-stars
of the Commercial and Independent
leagues. According to loop officials,
the fans are now casting their votes
for their favorites and it is believed
that once the teams are selected
softball’s 4,000 fans will find two
of the greatest teams in Eastern
North Carolina trotting on the field.
First Annual Speedboat Event
To Be Staged At Crystal
Beach, White Lake
Thousands of spectators are ex
pected to throng at Crystal Beach,
White Lake, today as the first an
nual speedboat regatta is staged
there with 31 drivers from. the
Carolinas and Virginia participat
ing. .
The races are slated to begin at
10:30 o’clock this morning and will
last well into the afternoon as the
hnvi in thp scnnterbuHs compete at
break-neck speeds for the $200 in
Among those competing in the
events today will be John Ander
mond, Gilbert Pickard, Ralph
Johnson and Ernest Shinn, all of
The program for the day will be
as follows:
10:30—Class A service runabout,
first heat, 1 lap.
10:50—Class C. service runabout,
first heat, 3 laps.
ll:10Class A hydroplane, first
heat, 3 laps.
11:30—Class B hydroplane, first
heat, 3 laps,
11:50—Class C hydroplane, first
heat, 3 laps.
2— Glass A service runabout, fi
nal heat, 1 lap.
2:20—Class C service runabout,
final heat, 3 laps.
2:40—Free-for-all runabout, final
heat, 3 laps.
3— Class A hydroplane, final heat,
3 laps.
3:20—Class B hydroplane, final
heat, 3 laps.
3:40—Class C hydroplane, final
heat, 3 laps.
4:00 Grank free for all final heat
3 laps.
4:30—Free-for-all—inboard, final
heat, 3 laps.
Kenan Stadium Gets
Increased Facilities
CHAPEL HILL, Sept. 7.—ffP)—
Through the generosity of William
Rand Kenan, Jr., of New York,
donor of the Kenan memorial sta
dium at the University of North
Carolina, the seating capacity of
the stadium for the Carolina-Duke
game here November 16 has been
increased to 41,000.
Athletic officials also announced
today that purchasers who secured
heir tickets in the east or west
end portable stands before the new
seats became available, may, if
they so desire, “return their tick
ets to the ticket office in Chapel
Hill for exchanges so long as the
supply of tickets lasts." 1
American League
Chicago 5; Cleveland 4.
New York 4; Boston 3.
Detroit 5; St. Louis 4.
Philadelphia 8: Washington 5.
National League
Boston 3-3; Philadelphia 2-1.
New York 4; Brooklyn 1.
Cincinnati 7: Chicago 6.
Pittsburgh 14; St. Louis 9.
American League
Won Lost Pet.
Cleveland_ 75 56 .573
Detroit _ 76 57 .571
New York___ 74 57 .565
Boston_- 72 61 .541
Chicago_-_—- 69 62 .527
Washington _ 56 76 .42*1
St. Louis_ 55 79 .410
Philadelphia_ 48 77 .38*1
National League
Won Lost Pot.
Cincinnati _ 84 40 .640
Brooklyn _ 76 54 .585
St. Louis_ 66 60 .521
Pittsburgh _ 65 61 .510
New York _ 65 63 .508
Chicago_ 63 70 .474
Boston _ 56 75 .427
Philadelphia_ 41 87 .320
NEW YORK, Sept. 7.—(/P)—Probable
pitchers in the major leagues tomorrow
(won-lost records in parentheses):
American League
New York at Boston—Chandler (7-6)
vs. Fleming (0-1).
Philadelphia at Washington (2) —
Vaugliar (2-6) and Beckman (6-2) vs.
Hudson (14-14) and Anderson (0-0).
Chicago at Cleveland — Lyons (10-7)
vs. Milnar (15-8).
St. Louis at Detroit—Niggeling (G-10)
vs. Rowe (13-3).
National League
Brooklyn at New York (2)—Tamulis
(8-4) and Hamlin (9-7) vs. Hubbell
(11-8) and Melton (10-8).
Boston at Philadelphia (2)—Errickson
(11-10) and Strincevich (4-0) vs. Higbe
(11-10) and Si Johnson (3-11).
Cincinnati at Chicago— Turner (11-G)
vs. Olsen (10-9).
Pittsburgh at St. Louis (2)—Sewell
(13-3) and Lanahan (5-5) vs. Bowman
(0-4) and Warneko (14-8).
Blue Devils Stage
Two Brisk Workouts
DURHAM, Sept. 7.—OT—Duke’s
Blue Devils closed the first week
of fall grid maneuvers with two
brisk workouts today. A 15-minute
offensive scrimmage capped off the
afternoon session.
In the skirmish the first and sec
ond teams alternated in carrying the
ball against the third eleven and
the showing of the No. 2 outfit was
perhaps the most impressive.

Champions Of 1938 Who Lost
To Exchangites In 1939
Hope To Regain Title
The Wilmington Lions club will
compete in the annual round robin
series of softball games to be play
ed among the city’s five civic serv
ice clubs Thursday and Friday
nights, September 12 and 13, at
Robert Strange diamond for the
benefit of the Brigade Boys club.
The Lions mon the championship
in 1938 during the first annual
playoffs, but last year were elimi
nated in the semi-finals by the
Exchange club in the series played
under the lights at Legion stadium.
Tentative starting lineup for the
lions in the coming series has been
announced as follows:
A. S, Watkins, SS; C. L. Harriss,
2b; Edgar L. Fulcher, 3b; J. Earl
Sneeden, short field; M. Eugene
Bullard, lb; Herman N. Hayden,
If; R. M. Padrick, cf; David Sin
clair, rf; Bob Matthews, c; and
Donald L. Sewell, p.
Utility players for the Lions will
include: Wick G. Twining, ss; E.
A. Millican. 2b; D. L. Fulghum,
3b; Harry D. Griffin, short field;
Dr. A. McR. Crouch, lb; James
E. L. Wade, If; C. F. Worrell, cf;
Reuben B. Roebuck, rf; H. Gaston
Carney, c; and Dr. H. A. Coding
ton. p.
A meeting of the general com
mittee in charge of the playoffs
has been called for 5:30 o’clock
Monday afternoon at the chamber
of commerce offices to arrange
further details of the series.
The round robin series will in
clude two five inning games each
night, beginning at 8 and 9 o’clock.
Dr. James H. Smith is athletic
committee chairman and team
captain for the Lions which will
opose the Exchange club, defend
ing champions, Rotary, Civitans,
and Kiwanis. 3
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