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Smoke Rings
Summing Up
By SAM RAGAN
This is something of a day of summing up for most,
8 day of restrospect, a day of heart-warming talks with
family and friends and a time for remembering when.
Christmas is always good for memories.
Memories are nice things to keep around at times. They
are nice to wrap up and keep for such days as this, when
they tan be hauled out of their years of coddling and given
a once-over. Most people keep only their best memories, for
time has a way of keeping the nicer ones alive and letting
the others die. * ----
Tilings Worth Remembering
,nj it's good to think that anoth
r year has gone h another Christ
j,as is b»ing celebrated, and that be
Ii(ee'i this and the last there were
lllingf worth remembering — things
l!lJt we are glad came about.
H has been a nice year for us. We
,re glad that we were around to look
. an the things that took place—
ja (he world of sports and the world
of people. Both were chockful of ac
and thought. A lot transpired
octween this Christmas and the last
-nd you won’t remember just this
*ear but for many years to come.
tVe are grateful for the friendships
of the past, year and hope that they
till last. Our wish is that Christmas
the months to follow today will
ie just what you have asked that
ties' be.
ind what we are getting at, after
tliPjo meanderings, is that we wish
,11 a Merry Christmas.
Honorable Mention
1 few days ago we carried an an
nouncement that Jennings Edwards,
Quarterback on the 1940 football
team at New Hanover, was named
ou the second team of the All-East*
tn conference eleven,
Xow Herman Blackman, director
,i ,he Rocky Mount High school
news service, reminds Us that hon
orable mention posts on the team
went to Fred Day, Wilmington
euard, and Curly Shands, Wilming
ton back.
This Ana mac
Raleigh's 1941 football team will
play seven of ten games at home. . . .
Ee Caps will play the Wilmington
Wildcats there on the night of Octo
ber 17_Coach Ray Gregson has
ti!h hopes of increasing his won-lost
percentage next year .... The 1940
Raleigh eleven won three, lost six
and tied one to comprise the wor ‘
season Gregson has had since taking
over the coaching reins in 1934 ....
Lon Boudreau, the "flying French
nan” of the Cleveland infield, has
been selected by the Chicago chapter
oi tr.e Baseball Writers association
as the most valuable rookie in the
major leagues in 1940 .... The 23
vear-old shortstop will receive the
Comiskey Memorial award at the an
nual baseball banquet January 7 . . .
(U Hudson, the Washington rookie
mound sensation, was second place
i the poll .... The Mars Hill col
lege Lions will play the Monticello
Aggeis. “the Mark Brothers of foot
tall” at Asheville next September
,,. . If you remember the Aggies,
who play entirely for fun and try
ven1 hard not to win games, came
through Wilmington last fall in their
trip up north to play Hofstra ....
Gossip down in the grapefruit league
is that Wilmington’s Shuney Brit
tain may be retained as manager of
the Greenville Spinners in the Sally
league for 1941 .... And to all youse
guys who came in late—there is a
Binta Claus.
BUNNY OAKES MAY
GET V. P. I. JOB
*
Neyland Recommends Former
Colorado Coach; Brittain
May Return To Spinners
By ROMNEY WHEELER
ATLANTA, Dec. 24.—<£>)—Don’t
be surprised If Bunny Oakes, the
coach who developed Whizzer White
at the University of Colorado, turns
up as football head-man at Virginia
Polytechnic Institute . . . He’s been
recommended by Major Bob Neyland
of Tennessee . v. . If Oakes lands, he
may sign Bob Suffridge, the Vols’
All-America guard, as line coach . . .
Suffridge also is dickering with Tulsa
university officials.
Grapefruit gossip; Phillies want
Waner—
The Philadelphia Nations are re
ported agreeable to signing Paul
Waner, the Pirates’ “ex,” but are
skittish about laying cash on the
barrel head ... So Paul’s still look
ing around for something better . . .
Grapefruit gossip says if he doesn’t
hook on in the big leagues he may
play for Lefty O’Doul’s San Fran
cisco Seals in the Pacific Coast league
. . . Greenville’s deal with Iggy
Walters to manage the Sally league
Spinners fell through, and Gus Brit
tain may try a comeback.
Tall tales department:
Page Commissioner Conner—
Fred Russell of the Nashville Ban
ner says he’s sure there must be
some mistake, but a’n operative posi
tively informs him that Red Drew,
Alabama’s assistant football coach,
now carries two bloodhounds in the
back of his automobile to track down
prospective high school footballers.
Names make news:
Wally Butts was puzzled—
Here’s a football coach who’s
puzzled by his own team . . . Ex
plaining motion pictures of a Geor
gia game at a Civic luncheon, Wally
apologized: “If I knew what they
were trying to do there I’d be glad
to tell you. But I don’t” . . . Gus
Letclias, Georgia’s fine freshman
back, is home in Thomasville, Ga.,
aver the holidays, toting mail for
Uncle Sam . . . Ed Kubale, Jr., son
af Southwestern’s head football
aoach, made tackle on the commer
:ial appeal’s All-Memphis Junior
High team ... He weighs 152 pounds
and promises to be a husky, like
his dad.
Odds and ends:
Ponte Devdra Country club will
be the site of the annual Southeast
2rn Professional Golfers’ association
tournament next September . . . The
second time in four years . .. Frankie
Stiedle, long-hitting Arkansas golfer,
may land in the army with next
June’s draft . . . Work is being push
ed on the reorganized Radium
Springs Country club, near Albany,
Ga., with prospect the 18-hole layout
will be ready by February 1.
SUN BOWLERS IDLE
CLEVELAND, Dec. 24. — tiP> —
Western Reserve university’s Sun
Bowl-bound footballers, idle since
last week because of the Christmas
holiday will reassemble for practices
Thursday and Friday, and leave Sat
urday for the New Year’s Day game
with Arizona State at El Paso,
Texas.
The British yard originally was
defined as the length of the arm
of King Henry I, by royal decree.
$1.00 A Day Reduction
Until Sold
New $50.00 Deluxe Columbia
Bicycle On Display At
PICKARDS
Market Street Dial 3*24
Season's Greetings l
S
Albert F. Perry §
INSURANCE |
BONDS §
I
Orton Bldg. — Dial 6*86 j
Chrishnass^K
THE PAST YEAR
HAS BEEN GOOD TO US
That's why we're wishing good things for you.
Best of Luck During the Coming Year.
L. N. Pollock—Esso Service
17th and Castle Street
BROWNS BUY ALLEN FROM TRIBE
$20,000 REPORTED
PAID IN PURCHASE
Cleveland Trades Chapman Tc
Washington For Pitcher
Joe Krakauskas
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 24.—W—Pur
chase of Johnny Allen from the
Cleveland Indians was announced
tonight by the Browns in a deal
bringing the fourth veteran pitcher
acquired by the team since the
close of last season.
Allen, 35-year-old righthander
with a major league record of 117
victories and 53 defeats, was ob
tained in a straight cash transac
tion at a reported outlay of $20,000.
The temperamental pitcher
came up with the New York Yan
kees in 1932 and celebrated his
first year by winning 17 games
and losing only 4 to lead all Ameri
can league pitchers in percentage
with a mark of .810...
ine Yanks traded him to Cleve
land in 1936 and the following sea
son Allen had his best year. He
led all major league pitchers with
a percentage of .938, winning 15
games, all in a row, and losing
only one, a defeat suffered on the
last day of the season.
In 1938, he won 12 consecutive
victories.
Hampered by injuries, Allen won
9 games while losing 8 last season.
The Browns, planking cash on
the line in an effort to build a
dependable pitching staff, recently
purchased George Caster from the
Philadelphia athletics and Denny
Galehouse and Fritz Ostermueller
from the Boston Red Sox.
ACQUIRE KRAKAUSKAS
CLEVELAND, Dec. 24.—UB—1The
Cleveland Indians announced to
night the acquisition of pitcher Joe
Krakauskas from the Washington
senators in exchange for outfielder
Ben Chapman.
Frank Kohlbecker, tribe busi
ness manager, said the trade was
negotiated at the same time the
Indians decided to sell pitcher
Johnny Allen to the St. Louis
Browns.
The deal was the Indians’ second
in 12 days’ The club acquired out
fielder Gerald Walker, pitcher Jim
Bagby, ' jr., an’d catcher Gene
Desautels Dec. 12 in a three-cor
nered deal which sent catcher
Frankie Pytlak, infielder Odell
Hale and pitcher Joe Dobson to
the Boston Red Sox. Previously,
Walker was traded to the Sox by
Washington.
Chapman, 32, a regular outfield
er last season, was obtained from
Boston two years ago in a trade
for Denny Galehouse. He failed to
hit .300 either season, having bat
ted 286 last year. He started in
the majors with the New York
Yankees in 1929 and later played
with the club to which he was
traded today.
Krakauskas, 24 - year - old left
hander, was regarded two years
ago as one of the most promising
young pitchers in the game, but
won only one game and lost six
for Washington last season. 3
CONN’S SUCCESSOR
WILL BE PICKED
Six Fighters Listed As Con
tenders Will Engage In
Elimination Tourney
CHICAGO, Dec. 24.—W—Presi
dent Joe Triner of the National
Boxing association, asserting the
N.B.A. “likes championships deter
mined in the ring and not in con
ference rooms,” took steps today
to select a successor to Billy Conn,
light heavyweight titleholder who
is expected to vacate his cham
iponship.
Triner listed these six fighters
as leading contenders for the 175
pound title: Melio Bettina, Bea
con, N. Y., Antoine Christoforidis,
New York; Gus Lesnevich, New
Jersey, Jimmy Webb, St. Louis,
Mo., Turkey Thompson, California,
and Tommy Tucker, New York.
The N.B.A. president said he
would wire those battlers tomor
row, asking their views on partici
pation in an elimination tourna
ment. Webb and Tucker are signed
to meet in New York next Febru
ary under the promotion of Mike
Jacobs, who recently signed Conn
to meet Joe Louis, heavyweight
champion next June.
“The N.B.A. doesn’t want to ap
pear dictatorial,” Triner said. "We
want to cooperate with any and
all states, even those not mem
bers of the N.B.A., and we’ll recog
nize matches for this tournament
in states other than N.B.A. ones
in the hope contestants will coop
erate with us.
“We will not recognize any one
match for the championship and
jope no one would want to appear
so dictatorial as to try to hand
sick two opponents and call one
i champion without giving other
egitimate contenders their just op
Jortunity.”
One of the matches in the pro
>osed tournament, Triner said,
night be held in Cleveland. That
:ity, he said, is ready to sign
Ihristoforidis with either Bettina
ir Lesnevich for a January match,
lolding of this bout “would get
me of the tourney matches out of
he way,” Triner said.
Johnny Ray, manager of Conn, |
said yesterday his fighter would
like to defend his title before meet- !
ing Louis but that lack of an out- 1
standing opponent likely would i
make that impossible. 4 £
Most Of Eagles Make Last
Stand Against Volunteers
By MORTIMER KREEGER
BAT ST. LOUIS, Mich., Dec. 24.
f®—It's a safe bet Boston college
will go “all out” against Tennessee
in the Sugar Bowl Jan. 1, for it
will be the last chance for most of
the fier»est Eagles to do some claw
ing for tlisi- alma mater.
The »boit semi-tropical twilight
settling ove- rhe New Orlean’s New
Year’s day will signify careers’ end
for nine of the New Englanders’
eleven probable starters; and conse
quently the beginning of an ex
pected lean year or two on the grid
iron for the Newton school.
Prom end to end, the entire first
line will graduate. Both All-Ameri
ca Chet Gladchuk and Walt Dub
zinski, who gave him a fight for his
job all season, will be missing at
center. All the first, second and
fourth string guards are leaving.
Henry Woronicz, who sometimes
starts at left end in place cf A1
Yukachik, is the only quasi-regular
returning among the forwards, the
great Gene Goodreault is forsaking
the other end.
Charlie O’Rourke, the Eagles’ best
runner, paser and kicker, and Quar
terback Henry Toczylowski will don
cap and gown come June. The sole
usual starters returning are Half
back Frank Maznicki, a junior, and
sophomore Fullback Mike Holovak.
For the rest, it’s glory now or never
in the college game.
An undefeated freshman team is
coming up and several of its mem
bers are expected to be ready for
first-line duty. Notable among them
is Gilbert Bouley, 18-year-old, 220
pound tackle, rumored to be cap
able of a varsity job right now.
But the best freshman team in
history could hardly be called upon
immediately to fill in far the best
varsity eleven in the east.
The Eagles have some able re
serves, and the second team has ac
tually played more than the first.
But that is only because the first
eleven has been able to run up safe
leads and retire in most of the frays.
In the hardest games, the starters
have remained in there for most of
the afternoon.
Coach Frank Leahy, pushing his
men through strenuous training ses
sions here, has little time to think
of next fall; for he declares, "we're
meeting the best team in the coun
try on Jan. 1.”
However, he says, “the spirit of
our team is the best it’s been since
the Tulane game in September. It’s
the first time since then they’ve
been rated the underdogs and they’re
very happy about it.”
So if the Eagles don’t beat Ten
nessee, it won’t be because they
aren’t trying.
Nebraska Is Another Team
With Spirit Of ‘Crusader’
BY ROBERT MYERS
PASADENA, Calif., Dec. 24.—
—Stanford university football sup
porters might just as well get it
fixed firmly in their minds that
their team will run into one of
those “crusading” machines in the
Rose Bowl New Year’s Day. Past
history tells many a rousing story
about invading elevens in this
frame of mind.
These teams from far places
generally are dynamite.
Occasionally, the Far West’s re
presentative in the Rose Bowl goes
into the fray in a state of mind
that might be loosely termed blase.
There is nothing to indicate that
this year’s edition from proud
Stanford leans in this direction, blit
if they do—hail, Nebraska.
In 1926 a mighty Washington
team rolled into Pasadena to car
ry the banners of the Pacific Coast
conference into play. The Huskies
invited the University of Alabama.
For some reason, the folks out
there didn’t have much respect for
southern football, and Alabama, as
far as they knew, was just another
state.
The boys from Alabama, mind
ful that they were the first team
from the deep south ever invited
to the Rose Bowl, won 20-19 in one
of the most exciting games in the
annals of the tournament of Roses
series. Pooley Hubert and Johnny
Mack Brown exploded in the sec
jond half.
There have been other examples
of this type of encounter. Pitts
burgh, against this same unlucky
Washington in 1937, Columbia over
Stanford in 1934, Georgia Tech in
1929. But Alabama of 1926 was the
first real “crusade.”
From all accounts Nebraska’s
Cornhuskers come west with this
identical variety of psychology. It’s
their first invitation to the Bowl;
the first for a Big Six outfit. The
state of Nebraska raises and plays
its own boys. It’s a state cause.
The Huskers don’t intend to let
their state down. 4
Rain Hampers Drills
Of East, West Tjeams
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 24.—ffi—
Rain hampered practice plans to
day of football stars preparing for
the annual East-West charity game
here New Year’s Day.
The bad weather chased the
Easterners indoors at Berkeley for.
a morning blackboard drill but the
sun came out later in the day, en
abling co-coaches Bernie Bierman
of Minnesota and Andy Kerr of
Colgate to run All-America Tom
Harmon and a brilliant array of
teammates outdoors.
At Palo Alto, the Western squad
worked outdoors between showers
in the morning but got in a full
session in the afternoon. 4
Tech To Resume Work
Thursday For Bears
ATLANTA, Dec. 24.—(JP)—Mem
bers of Georgia Tech’s football
squad scattered to their homes to- 1
day for Christmas but they will be :
back early Thursday to resume prac- 1
tice for their tilt wtih California
here Saturday.
Tech expects to depend largely up- 1
on its passing and trickery against (
the favored Golden Bears. s
Thirty-four California gridders, en- (
route here by train ,plan to work out ]
Thursday at Tulane university in e
New Orleans. They will arrive in e
Atlanta Friday.
UMPIRE MACHINE
NOT TO BE USED
Dumont’s Magic Eye Now
Perfected To Place Umpire
No Longer Needed
WICHITA, Kas., Dec. 24.—W) —
Crossing one magic eye with an
other has produced an iron um
pire so effective it won’t be used
for fear of creating unemployment
among the boys in blue serge.
Ray Dumont, the little man with
the big cigar in the national semi
pro basebal congress, says his en
gineers successfully have crossed
the rays of two magic eyes and
that the new device is so accurate
the umpire no longer is needed for
ball and strike decisions.
“But the umpire is too much a
part of baseball to eliminate him,”
Dumont asserted today “and that
is why the cross-ray feature is
being delayed.”
Dumont added that the single
skyward ray of a magic eye buried
in or near home-plate will be used
in the 1941 national tournament
and will record if the pitchers’ of
ferinss cross the nlate
A similar gadget, set at right
angles, would determine if the
pitch was be tween the batter’s
knees and shoulders and relegate
the umpire to a task no more ar
duous than that of the operator in
an automatic elevator.
Dumont, who introduced the au
tomatic plate duster and the col
lapsible microphone to help light
en the umpires’ three-hour day,
says all of the innovations will be
on display in the planned semi-pro
World Series in the East.
In it, the champion of the 35,
000 Sandlot nines in the United
States will compete with titlehold
ers from Canada, Mexico, Porto
Rica. Cuba and possibly Hawaii.
Although no site for that tourna
ment has been selected, Dumont
declared it would be held some
where in the metropolitan area.
Dumont feels conscription and
the national defense program wil
be a spur to the backlot type of
ball he controls. He has placed his
entire program at the disposal of
the government, offered to supply
the training camps and cantonment
with various baseball equipment
and has made room for at least
one service team in each of the
48 state tournaments he conducts
annually. 4
North, South Gridders
Stage Yule Armistice
MONTGOMERY, Ala., Dec. 24.—
•S’)—Men from the North and the
South who’ll battle each other Sat
Jrday in the third Blue and Gray
gridiron classic, rallied tonight in
i spirit of comradeship around a
:olorful, giftladen Christmas tree.
The armistice was a welcome one,
>ecause 42 of the 44 football lumi
laries from each side of the Mason
Dixon line worked four hours in :
Irizzling rain today.
Prank Claire, Ohio State end, and
lay Apolskis, Marquette center, ‘
pissed the North’s two workouts,
Jlaire because of a cold and Apol
kis due to a wrenched neck. Co
loaches Carl Snavely of Cornell and
<ynn Wagldorf of Northwestern,
xpected both to be in shape, how
ver, by Saturday. t
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CONTRACTS SIGNED c
CHICAGO, Dec. 24.—(^1—The t
igned contracts of Outfielder Taft
bright and Rookie Dave Short ar- f.
ived today at the office of the r
'hicago White Sox a
./
* * * ★★★ ★★★ * ★ ★ ★ ★ *
Baer, Burman, Godoy Listed As Contenders
NBARU ESLO IS
IN CJSSJ .ONE
Boxing Officials Make Little
Change In Listing Of
Fight Champions
MILWAUKEE, Dec. 24.—UFI—The
National Boxing association made
official today what many fight fans
had known for a long time—that
Joe Louis was in a class by him
self.
In its quarterly ratings of cham
pions and outstanding contenders,
the N.B.A., through Fred. J. Sad
dy, chairman of the championship
committee, declared that there
was no outstanding heavyweight
title contender "oecause “there is a
big margin between Joe Louis, the
heavyweight champion, and others
in his division.”
There was little change in the
N.B.A. listing of champions since
the last quarterly ratings in Sep
tember. Several fighters, however,
earned places higher up in, the
ranks of logical contenders and
outstanding boxers.
The N.B.A. requires that a cham
pion defend his title at least once
every six months against a fighter
it considers an “outstanding box
er ana ai least once a year
against a boxer it considers a
“logical contender.”
Listed as “outstanding boxers”
in the heavyweight division were
Max Baer of California, Red Bur
man, the Maryland slugger, and
Auturo Godoy, of Chile.
Such fighters as Lou Nova and
Pat Comiskey had dropped to the
“honorable mention” class in the
N.B.A. listing and Tony Galento,
the New Jersey tavernkeeper who
a year ago was listed as the No. 1
“logical contender,” was not rated.
Champions and No. 1 contenders
in other divisions as rated by the
N.B.A. were:
Light heavyweight, Billy Conn,
Pennsylvania, champion; Melio
Bettina, New York, No. 1 conten
der; middleweight, Tony Zale, In
diana; and Ken Overlin, Illinois;
welterweight, Fritzie Zivic, Penn
sylvania, and Henry Armstrong,
California; lightweight, Sammy
Angott, Kentucky, and Lew Jen
kins, Texas; featherweight, Pete
Scalzo, New York, and Chalky
Wright, California; bantamweight,
Lou Salica, New York, and Tommy
Forte, Pennsylvania; flyweight,
Little Dado, Philippines, and Jack
ie Patterson, England.
Other fighters rated according to
their ability in the following order,
the N.B.A. announced:
Light heavyweight logical con
tenders — Anton Christofordis,
Greece; No. 2; Len Harvey, Eng
land; Gus Lesnevich, New Jersey;
Jimmy Webb, Missouri; Turkey
Thompson, California, and Tommy
Tucker, 3 California. Outstanding
Doxers—were r reaaie mms Eng
land, Jock McAvoy, Englane.
—Billy Soose, Pennsylvania, No. 2;
Steve Belloise, New York; A1 Hos
tak, Washington. Outstanding box
ers— George Abrams, Washington,
D. C.; Jimmy Bivins, Ohio; Steve
Mamamos, Washington, D. C.;
Tami Mauriello, New York; Archie
Moore, Missouri; Ernie Vigh, Mas
sachusetts.
Welterweight, logical contenders
—Izzy Jannazzo, New York, No. 2,
Charles Burley, Pennsylvania;
Mike Kaplan, Massachusetts; Jim
my Leto, New York. Outstanding
boxers — Louis Kid Cocoa, Con
necticut; Holman Williams, Michi
gan; Maxie Berger, Canada; Er
nie Roderick, England; Lou Am
bers, New York; Milt Aron, Illi
nois.
Lightweight, logical contenders—
Eric Boon, England, No. 2, out
standing boxers—Bob Montgom
ery, Pennsylvania; Toby Vigil, Cal
ifornia; Dave Castilloux, Canada,
Baby Breese, Kansas; Jackie Wil
son, California; Davey Day, Illi
nois; Baby Arizmendi, California.
Featherweight, logical contend
ers — Billy Speary, Pennsylvania,
No. 2, Harry Jeffra, Marryland;
Joey Marinelli, Ohio; Jimm Per
rin, Louisiana. Outstanding boxers
—Nel Tarleton, England; Simon
Ehavez, Venezuela; Jackie Callura,
Canada; Larry Bolvin, Rhode Is
land.
Bantamweight, logical contend
ers—Tony Olivera, California, No.
I, Kui Kong Young, Hawaii; Rush
Dalma, Philippines. Outstanding
soxers—Kid Tanner, British Guia
la; K. O. Morgan, Michigan, Jim
ny Brady, England.
Flyweight, logical contenders —
Little Pancho, No. 2, Phillipines;
Enrico Urbanati, Italy; Manuel Or
tz, California; Jackie Jurich, Cali
fornia. Outstanding boxers— Tiny
Jostock, England; Paddy Ryan,
England; Jimmy Stewart, Eng
®d. . 4
Until After Christmas
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 24.—(®—Thirty
ivo prisoners were paroled today
rom the city workhouse, but one
f them, a 50-year-old negTo, refused
o leave until after Christmas.
He explained he had no place to
o and wanted to remain for to
lorrow’s big turkey dinner. He was
llowed to stay.
Vols Hit By Injuries
During Heavy Drills
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 24.—(JP)
—The old football bugaboo—the In
jury jinx—crept Into the camp of
the Tennessee Volunteers today as
they plunged into full-speed scrim
mage in preparation for the New
Year’s Sugar Bowl contest with the
Boston college Eagles.
And this Christmas Eve was none
too cheerful for Major Bob Neyland
after tailback Van Thompson pulled
a leg muscle and tackle Bill Lut
trell suffered a charley-horse in his
left thigh.
Trainer Mickey O’Brien said
Thompson would be laid up for four
or five days while the seriousness of
Luttrell's injury could not be deter
mined at once. Both players, how
ever, were expected to be ready to
play in the game.
BLAIK MAY TAKE
WEST POINT JOB
Dartmouth Grid Coach Men
tioned As Successor To
Wood With Army Eleven
WEST POINT, N. Y; Dec. 24.—
UP)—Earl Blaik, head football coach
at Dartmouth, is expected to be
named to a similar position at the
IT. S. Military academy within a few
days and may move his entire staff
of assistants with him, well authen
ticated sources said tonight.
Announcement of the appointment
of Blaik, a former assistant coach
at army and a West Point graduate,
likely will be made before or during
the national meetings of coaches
and athletic directors in New York
next week.
Brig. Gen. Robert R. Eichelberger,
recently appointed superintendent of
the acedemy, could not be reached
for comment and other army officers
refused to confirm or deny the re
port.
Blaik himself, reached at Han
over, N. H., said, "there is nothing
I can tell you. I haven’t anything
to say.”
He admitted, however, that he had
conferred with army officials since
the close of the football season.
Capt. William Wood, who coached
the Cadets through three seasons,
was transferred last month to active
service with the cavalry at Fort
Bliss, Tex.
Moose Auxiliary Founder
Dies At San Diego Home
SAN DIEGO, Calif., Dec. 24.—UP)
Mrs. Mary A. Strachan, founder of
the Mooseheart Legion, women’s
auxiliary of the Moose lodge, died
Sunday night at her home here. Mrs.
Strachan originated the Moose
auxiliary in 1915, and received its
first charter at the Moose conven
tion in San Diegc.
TAMPA IS EYEING
FLUC1E STEWART
Former Appalachian Coach
Slated To Get Post Of
Athletics Director
TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 24.— Ml—Dr. •
James E. Mooney, president of the
University of Tampa announced to
day he would recommend to trus
tees the appointment of Flucie L.
Stewart, now head assistant coach
at the University of Delaware, Ne- \
wark, Del., to be athletic director
of the University of Tampa.
If the appointment is approved,
Stewart will succeed Nash Higgins,
whose resignation was announced
auiiic wccfta agu.
Speaking of his recommendation,
Dr. Mooney said in a statement:
“I feel confident I have the solu
tion for making one of the best
football teams in the state with the
assistance and leadership of a
young man who has distinguished
himself in the coaching field.”
Stewart, here for a week, said
today he had looked into the Uni
versity of Tampa football situation
and “I have every confidence in
the future of Spartan athletics.”
Stewart, now 31 years old, is a
native of Ranger, Texas, where he>
was graduated from high school,
after becoming an all-state tackle
on the school’s team. He attended
Furman university, Greenville, S.
C., where he played varsity end.
Before going to Delaware he
coached at Appalachian State Nor
mal school at Boone, N. C. 4
May this Christ
mas Be One of
Happiness and
Contentment
R. S. Hufham
Glen-More Clothes
111 N. Front St. j
_ 9
(Christmas
i
As you and your loved ones gather round
your gayly-decorated tree on Christmas
morn, we want you to know that our
thoughts are with you. It is our way of
showing you our appreciation for your, gen
erous patronage during the past.
131 NORTH GOOD
FRONT STREET CLOTHES

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