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‘GRID DAY’ HERE Committee Makes Plans For Week-End; Davidson, Citadel Continue Drills A meeting to speed up lagging ticket sales for the Davidson-Cita del football game at Legion stadium Saturday afternoon was held by the general football committee at the ticket headquarters on Prin cess street last night. V H. H. Jeter, chairman of the committee, reviewed efforts to date and urged all present to lend all aid possible to making the venture a success. Pointing out the importance of the game not only to Wilmington but to the entire section, W. R. Dosher declared that the contest Saturday is the test of whether or not college football is to be con tinued here. “This is Wilmington s opportuni ty to participate in an industry that means considerably more than the game itself,” he said, and “everybody in the city should buy a ticket,- use it or give it to some one else to use.” Dosher stressed the fact that “not a dime in contributions was sought, but we want to sell the tickets and we promise to give the pur chaser his money’s worth.” In connection with the game Mayor Thomas E. Cooper last night issued a proclamation that proclaimed Saturday, November 30, as “Davidson-Citadel Day” in Wil mington and urged that the citi zens of the city support the game as they would any other worth while community enterprise in the spirit of a civic obligation. Over one-half of the seats in the stadium remain unsold. However, members of the committee ex pressed the belief that with a con certed effort between now and Sat urday that a majority of the re maining seats will be sold. Tickets will be on sale today at 125 Princess street and at Fu trelle’s, Saunders and Toms drug stores. They will also be sold at these places on Friday and Satur day morning. The Princess street office will remain open both day and night between now and Sat urday. Jeter aeciareu mat iai n game goes the Davidson-Citadel contest rates as good as any in the state this year. “There is a strong possibility that the game will be decided on the point after touch down,” he declared. At the suggestion of F. P. O’ Crowley it was decided that the committee will meet again Friday for a pre-game check-up on ticket sales. The Davidson and Citadel teams will arrive in the city by bus Fri day afternoon. Friday night the Davidson band will give a concert on the postoffice steps. The 106-piece Columbus county band, the New Hanover and Washington. N. C. high school bands will play in the downtown street parade Saturday morning between 10 and 11 o’clock. H. R. Cavenaugli at the meeting last night requested that anyone who could take a member of the band into their homes over the week-end to get in touch with either he or Jeter immediately. He praised the work of Mrs. George Mitchell in placing most of the band members already. Other plans for the colorful week-end of gridiron festivities were discussed, with final details to be worked out by individual committee members. Meanwhile Davidson and Citadel football teams went through stiff workouts yesterday in preparation for their Southern conference bat tle, which is rated close to a toss up at this time. J ne w liaccus vvuift.cu c/uu in «. cold rain, with Dave Spencer breaking loose on the muddy field for several long gains against a reserve eleven. Johnny Fredericks, hefty fullback, plowed through the line repeatedly to aid Spencer in picking up yardage. Ben Lacy, who has been taking it easy, opened up and tested his injured leg. He showed no signs of the Charley horse that kept him out of the Hampden-Sydney tilt and relieved Fredericks in numer ous jaunts through the line. Sweeping runs were held to a minimum because of the field's con dition but Claude Hackney and Wileman Elily showed up well on reverses. Hank Bahnson and George Marsh were the line standouts. Citadel was hampered somewhat by rain but worked out on pass defense and their own offensive weapons. Journal Says Buckeyes Not To Re-Hire Schmidt COLUMBUS, O., Nov. 26— (2P)— The Ohio State Journal said to night that it learned from an “un impeachable source” that Fran cis A. Schmidt would not be re employed as football coach at Ohio State university. Informed of the story, J. L. Mor rill, chairman of the athletic board and vice president of Ohio State, said that “positivelly no action of any kind has been taken and there is no plan to take any immediate action.” Schmidt, whose team was crush ed 40 to 0 by Michigan Saturday to conclude the worst Buckeye sea son in 10 years, was in Cleveland for an alumni banquet and could not be reached at once. L. W. St. John, Ohio State athletic director, also was out of the city. Additional Sports On Page Twelve ^ Eight Wildcats Play Final Game Thursday CUBS’ CHOICE . . - By Jack Sords / in 010 \ ; &JO06H 1o KMOW BgTftSg. / \ ■' J AieW MAMA&£ROP We cniCASo.coes JiMMi'l WAS TARoUGH AS'A PlAjeK iWo ygARS AGO ftrr STEPPM1&-/M /aJ AaI &A\eRG&\JCV M& was oJe op rne rages'a^r>es iastPha* Gophers Again Rated No. l Team Of Nation Texas Aggies, Stanford, Bos ton May Have Chance To Grab Top Place By BILL BOXI NEW YORK, Nov. 26.—(£*)— rhough Minnesota definitely de dared itself out of the Rose Bowl jicture today, the Western confer ence football champions figure »'ery importantly in one post-sea son contest. The Golden Gophers again are he No. 1 team of the country in his week's seventh Associated 3ress ranking poll, and from the esuits of today's balloting are avorites to finish in that position .vhen the final votes are cast next .veek. Yet there still are three earns—similarly undefeated and un ied—which stand some slight hance of beating them out. Minnesota, on top for the third straight week, got 88 of' the 170 iirst-place votes this time (only :wo of the country’s experts rated .hem worse than fourth) to accu nulate l.obJ points. Only 448 points, however, separate the Go phers from fourth-place Boston col ege, with Texas A. anil M. and Stanford second and third with 1,470 and 1,2G4 points, respectively. All three of these teams com plete their regular schedules this week—the Aggies against Texas on Thursday in a game where victory will make them the first team to lead the Southwest conference for two straight years; Stanford against California Saturday, the big one the Indians need for undisputed claim to the coast conference title and the Rose Bowl nomination, and Boston against Holy Cross the same afternoon, a game which will find the Eagles heavily favored to finish with a clean slate and then get a Sugar Bowl invitation. This week’s first ten has a strong mid-western tinge and is likely to retain that to the end. In addition to Minnesota, there is Michigan, one of the Gophers’ two extra-point victims, in fifth place; Northwestern, beaten twice but a big winner over Notre Dame in its finale, seventh, and Nebraska, the Big Six champion, eighth. Rounding out the list are sixth place Tennessee, which will be favored to complete three regular seasons without defeat when it meets Vanderbilt Saturday; George town, ninth, and Ivy league cham pion Penn, tenth with only two points less than the Hoyas. Penn broke into the select group by its 22-20 victory over Cornell, a feat which also dropped the Big Red into the second ten after they had led the poll for four weeks, been second once and dropped to fifth after the Dartmouth “fifth down” game. Wolf pack Names rehley Most Valuable Senior RALEIGH, Nov. 26—(£>)—'The N. C. State Wolf pack today elected Pat Fehley, fullback and co-cap tain from Easton, Pa., as its most valuable senior. He will be given a trophy award ed each season by a Raleigh the atre. Fehley played in every game, de spite a painful shoulder injury which caused him trouble in the last seven games. In second place was the team’s 1 it her co-captain, Howell Stroup, center from Cherryville. ’ | j HARTIS IS NAMED HEAD OF SOFTBALL Steering Committee Invites Firemen Ten To Join Commercial League H. H. Hartis. sponsor of the Taylor-Colquit softball team, was elected chairman of the softball steering committee of Wilmington at a meeting of the organization Monday night. The committee also voted to in vite the Firemen's team enter the Commercial league, taking the place of Company A and also wel comed the Royal Bakery team, which replaces the Brigade Boys ten in the circuit. Plans for the coming season were discussed and the group planned to go before the county commis sioners and request that clay be placed on the football field at Robert Strange park in the next few weeks so that the field will be suitable for play when the season opens. Additional bleachers will be built, a wire guard rail will be erected along the base lines and the grand stand will be wired. The committee also set the price for admission next year and voted to issue a pass to each player in the league. Members attending the meeting were. Hartis. Dave .Tones, sponsor of the American Bakeries team; Gene Bullard, sponsor of the Sun shine Laundry ten; Earl Godwin, ■sponsor of the E. W. Godwin’s Sons team; and Foster Edwards, softball commissioner. Stanford To Be Without Services Of Standlee PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 26._(JJP) —Stanford’s hard luck football play, er, Norman Standlee, tested a weak angle gingerly today while the coach ing staff mapped strategy for Sat urday’s all-important game with Cali fornia on the basis of doing without his fullbacking services The 220-pound powerhouse, releas ed from the hospital yesterday, was not included in the battle plans laid down by Coach Clark Shaughnessv and his assistants. Milt Vucinich a hard driver himself, will handle first string duties unless Standlee’s underpinning shows signs of holding up. Deacons Stage Dummy Scrimmage For Game WAKE FOREST, Nov. 26.—<jj>)_ Wake Forest’s Deacons were forced inside by rain today for their last home practice of the season. Coach D. C. (Peahead) Walker put he boys through a dummy scrim na»e and skull practice. Tomorrow afternoon at 1 o’clock hey leave for Charlotte, where on rhursday—North Carolina’s Thanks tiving—they meet South Carolina in he season ender. The squad, was reported in good ihysical conditioi IN. RED EDWARDS ONE OF GRADUATES Holt, High, Mclver, Day, Shands, J. Edwards And Pitt man Play Last Tilt BY GLENWARB BLOMME Eight members of the New Han over High school football team will be playing their final game Thurs day afternoon when the Wildcats meet the Oxford Orphanage eleven at Legion stadium at 2:30 o’clock. One member of the graduating pig skin artists will be denied the honor of playing beside his teammates and sharing the cheers of the crowd for last week Fate struck down Bobby Edwards, end, just as he was start ing off a local rally with a beautiful catch of a long pass tossed by his brother, Jennings. Bobby in the game but a few minutes, left the game and high school football with a broken leg. Bobby has been on the squad for three years and was a regular letterman for two years. He has done a great job this year and has been the spearhead of the Wildcats’ passing attack. Wetzel Holt, end, brings to a close three years of varsity ball and dur ing his high school career has play ed guard and end in excellent style. Although not receiving many passes Wetzel has been a fine blocker and an outstanding end on defense. He did outstanding work in the Golds boro and Fayetteville games, block ing an important punt in the former game, which led to a touchdown. Jack High, end, has been a letter man for the past two years and al though light for a flankman he has backed away from no job given him to do. A good receiver, Jack has been the main ball carrier on end around plays used by the Wildcats this sea son. His defensive work has been outstanding all season. Cliftord Mciver, center, nas oeen almost a sixty minute player during most of his three years on the team and little yardage has been marked up through his position. His of fensive work, especially his passes to the backs, has been flawless this sea son and when the 'Cat backs were shoved over their goal line and forc ed to kick out Clifford always came through with a perfect pass from center. One of his outs^nding feats was in the Raleigh game this year, when he stopped a Hurricane back inches from the goal and suffered an eye injury. Clifford also stopped the rush of the Fayetteville backs through his post when on the six inch line. In Fred Day New Hanover High loses perhaps the finest guard to wear the Orange and Black since Ed Cunningham graduated several years back. Fred transferred to the Wildcats from Winston-Salem two years ago and has served on the varsity in the guard position steadily ever since. Not only is Fred a fine offensive man, but there have been few tackles in which he did not fig ure in one way or another. His fine spirit of sportsmanship and co-op eration with players and coaches alike has been the highlight of the locals’ season. Elvertcn Shands, back, hangs up his equipment after serving two years on the varsity. Playing for the first time last year "Curly” stole the show- on several occasions with his touchdown sprints around the end to give the AVildcats a margin of victory. Suffering from leg and knee injuries this year Shands has been held down somewhat in yard age, but his pass receiving and left footed booting has helped the locals' cause considerably. His outstanding performance this year was in the Fayetteville and Goldsboro games. In the former contest his homing punts shoved the Highlanders back on their heels more than once w-hen they were deep in AVildcat territory. In the Goldsboro game "Curly" scored two touchdowns on a long pass in the end zone and an interception. The little man of the backfield. Jennings Edwards, 143 pounds, came into his own this year and did every thing a back should do except kick and once in a while he tried his hand at punting also. A fine field general, Jennings developed into the finest passer on the squad and his shots to his brother Bobby and to Shands w-ere something to write about. His work in the Goldsboro ana Fayetteville games ana nis pass ing in the Raleigh game which put the locals back into the game at the half was the highlight of his career. In the Goldsboro game he had an average of 10 yards per pass and added 70 yards to the local total. In the Fayetteville game Jennings and Horton bore the brunt of the Wildcat running attack. Billy Pittman, fullback, leaves the Wildcat camp after 3 years of fine play. Two years in the line, Pittman was shifted to the backfield after the season was well underway and did excellent work until a nose injury removed him from the lineup. At the time of his injury Billy was leading the local backs in yardage FOR THAT BETTER CHRISTMAS BIKE SEE PICKARDS 209 Market St. Dial 3224 State Has Best Record On Offense In 12 Years RALEIGH, Nov. 26.—(TP)—The N* C. State Wolfpack though dubbed the “country boys" and said by pre-season dopester.1? not to have a chance at a good record, this sea son racked up its best offensive record in 12 years, in addition to scoring in all of its nine games. The squad’s total of 120 points was the best since the 1928 team ran up 216 points in 10 games. Last year’s wolfpack accounted for only 49. The 1928 team was coach ed by Gus Tebell, basketball coach at the University of Vir ginia, Dr. Ray Sermon, recently retired to private practice here, and Butch Slaughter, also now at Virginia. Not since 1917 had a State team scored in every game of the sea son. SOLOMON SPARKS PIRATES TO WIN Lumberton Ace Leads Team To 14-6 Victor} Oyer Bladen boro In Final Game LUMBERTON, Nov. 26.—Sammy Solomon, chosen on the North Carolina team which will play in the Shrine game at Charlotte De cember 7, closed his career as a Lumberton high school gridder this afternoon by leading the Pi rates to an uphill 14-6 victory over Bladenboro. Solomon scored both touchdowns, the second a 70-yard punt return in the fourth period, bucked over one extra point and passed for the other. Bladenboro scored first, early in the fourth period after the teams had battled through three scoreless quarters when Jesse Butler bucked ever from the one foot line. Solomon and Driscoll led a 58 yard drive for the Pirates first score, Solomon going over from the foot marker after he complet ed a pass to Smith. A few minutes later Solomon made his scoring dash and then tossed to Ken Boyd for the point after. Shirley Kite and Ken Butler were local defensive stars. BOWLING CIVIC B LEAGUE Civitans 12 3 Total Ward. 114 138 190 448 Steele . 158 174 158 488 Dudley_ 117 134 131 382 Fox .. 108 ___ 147 255 Moore _ 145 117 _ 272 Boney _ ... 121 164 285 Total- 042 684 794 2130 Lions 1 2 3 Total Shoemaker —_ 122 117 100 339 Kulghum- 99 124 108 331 Griffin _ 125 113 183 421 King - 120 128 122 376 Dummy _ 100 100 100 300 Total_ 572 582 613 1767 and touchdowns and may be able to finish his career against the Orphan age. LARSON DECLARES ‘NAVYJIUST W| ports Home To Parents On Players Grid Progress Annapolis Coach Sends iR( ANNAPOLIS. Md„ Nov. 2G^j Professor Swede Larson's" fife'" board bears three words 0t struction to his 88 gridiron pa* for the annual Army-Navy classic Saturday at Philadelph “Navy must win.” And his students had better - flunk their final test of the th ; term, because head Cor.ehV'-, is sending “report cards” Z': to ma and pa. It's a novel measure, but bvt means punitive. Navv's genial'r skin prof has been mailing J? reports about his players dim" to their parents ever since the season began. Larson considers it "time «■ spent” to write parents about the sons football •‘marks”-acadeir1'[ and physical—and about the tea, progress, hopes and aspirations The boys don't mind the repons going home, because thev times get behind in their let writing. And. Larson says, the parents are pleased with" the ports, too. Report No. 9. issued this week, says pass attack and defense a» being stressed for the Army gar3. that right halfback Cliff Lenz'a quarterback Bill Chip still are a* ing, and that Jimmy Donaldson ; varsity newcomer, may replace Chip Saturday. “Army has not made an impres sive ‘paper’ record but they have a fine squad and a team c’apabi of inspired football,” the repor; says. “In considering this game and in preparation for it. nothin; has been taken for granted. “We know. . .it is our r-al test and that we are to face worts; foemen. Whatever the odds may be—whatever the dopesters may think—this game is a toss-up. lit are out to win it. So is Am;. “The team that has it on the afternoon of November 30 will win. That team must be Navy." Larson began writing the repots after receiving numerous inquiries from parents about their sons’ foot ball progress. He says they give parents a “closer feeling toward the school” and give the boys a added incentive to work hard. Navy’s football “school" willen: Saturday and Professor Larson ha written his final instructions. He; willing to “pass” the whole class but what goes into the final "re; card” depends on what the mid® do against the Cadets. BIDS ACCEPTED MONTGOMERY, Ala.. Xov. DP)—Three Cornell standouts »t added today to the Northern Aliy:' squad which completes in M ■1 gomery’s third Blue and Gray a» iron classic Dec. 28. Those a r ing invitations today were Bud F~ neran, center; A1 Kelley, end; a:d Mort Landsberp, fullback. ! THIS WHISKEY IS 4 J YEARS OLD h 90 PROOF . COPYRIGHT 1940- THE OLD QUAKER CO* IAWRENCE8UR& I Smoke Rings Hoping Against Rain By SAM RAGAN A few weeks ago Wilmington was hopefully scanning the S, V3ST*£ raiiwio At least no more tor the r6St ^iS’tThat Wilmington is hard to satisfy and is wishy about such uncontrollable things as the weather bu J vtttbpr have old Jupe Pluve at its own beck and call “ ha times And now is one of the times, for if the down “nr continues there is a good chance of the Davidson -hadel game not receiving the success it deserves. Rains yot >eeuea A few weeks ago rain was need ed to take the salt out of the wa ter Now the problem is to take the water out of the skies and off Legion field. However, the weatherman has a shade of optimism in his forecasts that the rains should be drawing to a close today. And this state ment gave considerable cheer to the football committee which gath ered around Princess street last night to discuss the game here Sat urday. Herbert Cavenaugh was pretty optimistic about it. “I think its a good thing the rain is coming the first of the week,” he said, ‘ when It does clear up folks have gotten so tired of staying cooped up so long that they just naturally want to get out.” And it’s just such psychology that the sponsors of the annual football game here are counting on. And keeping their fingers crossed about It at the same time. Little Davey Spencer A note from Mel Means, sports publicity director at Davidson col lege, last night, giving us the prob- • able starting lineup for the Wild cats here Saturday. He also pointed out to us that little Dave Spencer has been a wheelhorse for the Wildcats all sea son. “Against Carolina and Duke he was as good as any of the big boys—and against the schools our size he simply could not be stop ped,” Means said. There’s little question about the fact that Spencer is an all-around ball player. £-> far we’ve seen him play once this season and he was good then. In our opinion he should land an All-State berth this season. This and That Mayor J. V. Lockwood, of Charleston, S. C., has a son that plays first-string end for The Cita del .. . and His Honor is plan ning on bringing up a band of city officials to see his son play against the Wildcats here this week-end the Davidson and Citadel foot ball teams will arrive in Wilming ton by bus Friday afternoon, tak ing a last minute limbering-up drill before their departure from the respective campuses . . . N. C. State college named only one Caro lina player on their All-Opponents eleven—Jim Lalanne . . . sports editors over the state have pro claimed Paul Severin, Carolina end, as one of the greatest all-around athletes in the state’s history . . . Duke’s Ace Parker was another. Large Record List To Be Submitted To AAU NEW YORK, Nov. 26.—(ZP)—The largest list of records ever present ed for approval in all, will be sub mitted for ratification by delegates to the annual Amateur Athletic , Union convention in Denver Dec. 6-8, it was announced today. In this list, more than twice as large as in 1939, 124 are in men’s iwimming, 99 in men’s track and field, 88 in women’s swimming, six in women’s track and field and five in weight lifting. Top indvid ual is Lorraine Fischer of the Women’s Swimming association, with 15 breath stroke and medley records, as well as a share in sev eral others set by record-breaking relay teams . TRAIN AT CARLSBAD SAN DIEGO, Calif., Nov. 26.—(A’) —Pitchers and catchers of the Phila deliphia Athletics will train at Carls bad for two weeks before joining the entire squad at Anaheim, Earle Brucker, assistant to Manager Con nie Mack, said today. Brucker said 20 batterymen would report either Feb. 3 or 10. B THIS WHISKEY IS | A 4YEARS |1 OLD 1 BOt» |«ms : hvxtuh I HHEttrl r?** *mm VICTORIES GIVES ’GATORS BUILDUP Lieb May Be Advertised; Vols Fear Candy, Best First Half Team In Loop BY ROMNEY WHEELER ATLANTA. Now. 26.—A cou ple of more games like those in vhich Florida whipped Georgia md Georgia Tech-first time the Uator-s trimmed both in a single season—and you can expect the state chamber of commerce to dart advertising Tom Lieb along vith the Lake Wales Singing tower md the Everglades National park. Vanderbilt is tough— Nashville sources contended the Janderbilt Commodores h3ve been ill but invincible this season—in he first half. . . Raymond John ;on of the Tennesseean says the •ecords show only Georgia Tech vas able to score before half-time.. idding: “The lack of reserves is he only thing that keeps Vander jilt from ranking with the top earns of the conference.” Huddle muddle— Add sudden thoughts: Wouldn’t :he squeals of out-guessed football ixperts be something terrible if Stanford invited Boston College to ;he Rose Bowl? Football folderol— The Birmingham News says ”oach Jack Meagher of Auburn held his star halfback, Dynamite Dikk McGowen, out of half the Boston College game under an agreement in which Frank Leahy refrained from using Lou Mont gomery, negro backfield threat. . . Cfoach Chink Lott of Anniston High school is getting tribute for his fine record. ... In 10 years his Eootball teams have won 80 per :ent of their games. MINUTE MEDITATIONS— Ed Danforth in the Atlanta Jour nal: “What changes four short veeks can produce. A month ago hey were trying to get Notre Dame and Cornell, ‘undoubtedly he two outstanding teams in the lation,’ to play a Red Cross bene it game.” Ups and downs— Football dominance is fleeting, it best. . . Three of last New fear’s bowl winners have loet 10 fames and tied three between hem since last September. . . . ^nd two other bowl occupants have iropped seven. . . Georgia Tech, vhich trounced Missouri in the Drange bowl, is staggering through i disastrous season with five de feats out of seven starts. . . South ern California has lost thrice, and Clemson, winner over Boston Col lege at Dallas, has bowed twice and suffered a tie by little South western. . . . Tulane has lost four, Missouri three. . . . Only Boston College, Tennessee and the terrible Texas Aggies roll on unbeaten. 4 Gamecocks Drill In li/Ind For Wake Forest Game COLUMBIA, S. C„ Nov. 26.—UP) —The South Carolina Gamecocks waddled like ducks through a driz zling, cold rain today in a last minute effort to get in shape for their game with Wake Forest at Charlotte, N, C., Thursday. Their feathers thoroughly soak ed, the Birds ploughed through a field of mud in stressing defensive blocking and protection for the passer and kicker. ‘‘We scrimmaged pneumonia, but we had to do it,” Coach Rex Enright commented dryly. "We just haven’t had enough work the past three weeks.” Only a brief tapering off session will be held tomorrow afternoon before the squad leaves for Char lotte. Carolina Women’s Golf Tourney To Open Today PINEHURST, Nov. 26.— UP) —The weather permitting, the 20th annual Carolina Women’s Golf tournament will get underway tomorrow at 10 a. m. The meet was to have begun today but a cold rain caused postponement first from 10 a. m. until 1 p. m., and then until tomorrow. The tourney will be 18 holes of medal play. Leading contenders will be Louise Fcrdyce of Youngstown, O., Mrs. Korton Smith of Chicopee, Mass , and Bet^’ Abernethy of Pittsburgh.