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Smoke Rings
Time To Speculate
By SAM RAGAN
Here we come to the baby ot all the months and just
■n fy,e case of babies there’s a lot of speculation wrapped
S this 28-day parcel
Just watch tor speculation to run rampant in the fields
, baseball, basketball, boxing and football during February.
The”major leaguers go grapefruit-leaguing, the basketball
* eo down the home stretch, boxing keeps up its up-and
^ V;, business and rumors continue to float about as to
° hether this or that football coach will keep his job.
Giants Go First
, >ss than two weeks, the first
^ 1 sbic, -jme diamond teams
ci, spring training and then
«** V r-anner of discussion as
starL=\vho and where do we go
! "here Toe Giants start their
fc0rmn£' hop on Feb. 12 and before
Z- ceese flv northward again
If?the teams will be on the
f'r.ditioning Geld.
\nd all of this is coming about
'“-■■t even a single major hold
" to aa’e There are no rifts to
fetched'up and the only worry
the bosses of baseball now have is
h“’nv to keep out of the draft. . . .
c.f the club owners say
.. ^ * n-t ask deferment for their
‘ ‘ tut Bill Terry of the
'«av that the government
G , keep such fellows as
u/nk Greenberg on the baseball
feds. They'll pay enough income
as a result of playing baseball
finance the military training of
a dozen other fellows, he says.
Sports Round Table
Harold Jeter, chairman of the
Wilmington outdoor sports com
nittee/is making plans for an all
around sports slate here this sum
mer.
Ine first thing he plans to do is
to call together all of the leading
sports figures in the section and
delegate authority to each in his
chosen field to go ahead with athle
tic plans.
Among the things to be lined up
for the'city are baseball, either
rrganized or semi-pro along with
amateur competition. softball,
horse shows, outdoor swimming,
tennis, football for the fall and all
the other sports played outdoors.
Sounds like a good idea. Wil
mington will certainly need a com
plete sports program this year and
there’s no better time to start
planning for it than now.
This And That
Tne Six-County Golden Gloves
tournament at Lumberton, which
will feed its winners to the Star
Mews-Brigade meet, has instituted
a Juvenile division and will bring
its winners from this division to
Wilmington. . . . Louis Evans, of
the Bobesonian. reports among his
latest entries are Luke Stephenson,
175. and D. E. Matthews, 155, of
Presbyterian Junior college at
Maxton. . . . Both are classly fight
ers ana Matthews is all set to
give Red Beard the fight of his
life in the tourney here. . . . Louis
also expects to have Dunk Britt,
the veteran from Rowland, in his
tournament. . . . Britt was a cham
pion here two years ago and also
won out in Atlanta. . . .Walter Hu
lak. the heavyweight, who was a
favorite with fight fans here in
years past, is expected to enter
the local Golden Gloves. . . . Gen
try Jones, the Southport heavy,
has been working out from time
to time with an eye on winning
the championship here. . . . There
shouldn’t be a lack of heavyweights
the Wilmington GG’s. for out
s;de of Hulak and Jones there’s
Hurk Kelly, of Fayetteville: Tom
Newman, of Roseboro; and big
Charles McNeill, from Lumberton.
Fenske All Set for
Mile Event Tonight
NEW YORK. Jan. 31.—(JK —
Cnurch Fenske. a record-breaker
•f. three of his four Garden races
'ast year, returns to Madison
Scare Garden tomorrow night de
termined to show that he still rules
tn? mile-running roost.
So far the 1940 champion, who
:'oa eight races in a row, has
ceer. taking a bouncing around.
‘.e was third to John Munski and
,„j‘ter( in °ne Boston race,
fifth when Mehl and Munski
what was almost a dead heat
10 Boston a week ago.
t,.4: Eenske feels this was due
- }° lack of proper pre-sea
fV conditioning the had his ton
rror-v' ^ SePtember. and lost a
J i'1 5 training and believes he
ci 4 4 for that with four days
Coli4ld W°rk this week on the
■™oia university boards.
samed mat captains
S-e4rEL HILL’ Jan- 31.-GB
iver.orrest and Don Torrey today
Una ,Mted co-captains of the Caro
t j | "5 team, which invades
c44 ' tomorrow night for a tough
“‘O-season test.
lin?nNG R,DES WINNERS
SteiiiV1 ■ Fla-• Jan. 31—UP)—Jockey
thir(j 4.i0Un» climbed to a tie for
taM ,1 ace today in the ding-dong
rider 4 a "atch offered the leading
tidin- 4 the H‘aleah meeting, by
^Ltwo winners.
ARNOVICH ASKED
NOT TO ENLIST
Terry Says He Prefers for
Player to Wait for Draft;
Says Reds Best Club
By JUDSON BADLEY
NEW YORK, Jan. 31.——'The
question of military service for
Morrie Arnovich. the New York
Giants new outfielder, came up
for airing again today with Man
ager Bill Terry expressing opposi
tion to Arnovich enlisting immedi
ately as President Horace Stone
ham had suggested.
Terry was one of several base
ball notables who arrived in town
today for the annual banquet of
the New York baseball writers
Sunday. Manager Leo Durocher
and Outfielder Joe Medwick of the
Brooklyn Dodgers and General
Manager Branch Rickey of the St.
Louis Cardinals also were among
the early arrivals.
Terry held a big press confer
ence and said his outfield depend
ed almost altogether on Arnovich.
He was asked if he agreed with
the proposal to have the 26-year
old Superior, Wis., player volun
teer for Army duty now instead
of waiting until he was called in
the draft—which has been predict
ed for June.
“I’m not in sympathy with ask
ing anybody to enlist.” replied Ter
ry. “I’d like to have all my play
ers as long as I can and I’d be
glad to have Arnovich for half a
season if I can’t get him for all
of it. He is a fast starter in the
spring and might be able to help
us get away to a good beginning.”
Later in the conversation Terry
mused. “Who knows, by the time
July comes around, if a player
isn’t taken, a draft board might
agree to defer his being called for
another month or so. Take a
player like Hank Greenberg, the
income tax he would pay for a
full season’s play would help pay
for some of those defense prepar
ations.”
Terry said the key to the Giants’
chances in 1941 was shortstop. “If
Bill Jurges can play my infield is
set. If he can’t, well . . . we
were a game and a half away
from first place when he got
beaned last summer and we fin
ished sixth.
“We’ve added three or four fel
lows who’ll help us. I think. I’m
counting on Joe Orengo for third
base. Arnovich for left field, Bob
Bowman as a starting pitcher and
Gabby Hartnett to do some catch
ing.
“If he can get into shape for
the early games I'm going to let
Hartnett handle some of the pitch
ers like Cliff Melton who didn't do
so well last year.”
Terry said he didn’t know who
would win the National league
pennant, but “it looks like Cincin
nati is in better shape than any
other club in the league. St. Louis
has a good bunch of kids and
Brooklyn will be stronger. Brook
lyn has the best balanced infield
in the league and has added one
good starting pitcher, Kirby Hig
be, whom I was mighty disappoint
ed I couldn’t get.”
Durocher also declared “The
club to beat is Cincinnati.” and
rated Pittsburgh as "very tough,”
but said St. Louis had too many
question marks.
He held a long conference with
Dodger President Larry MacPhail
out of which came the announce
ment that Paul Waner, 37-year
old outfielder released by Pitts
burgh in December, would be
signed.
Durocher said he was figuring
on young Pete Reiser for right
field, but admitted he was fearful
Third Baseman Harry Lavagetto
might be called in the draft, in
which case Reiser would move to
the hot corner.
Waner played 15 years for the
Pirates, led the league in batting
in 1927, 1934 and 1936 and was
voted the most valuable player in
1927. He was not given a bonus
for signing, but was believed to
have been promised a $12,500 sal
ary. 1
TAR HEELS WIN
DURHAM, Jan. 31.—(iP)—North
Carolina State's varsity wrestling
team handed Duke its third straight
setback of the current season when
it defeated the Blue Devils 20-6 in a
match held in the new Duke gym
here this afternoon. The State fresh
men defeated the Duke yearlings 23
9 in a preliminary match.
DUKE TRIUMPHS
DURHAM, Jan. 31.—UP)—T h e
Duke varsity swimming team open
ed its 1941 season with a 44-31 win
over V. M. I. this afternoon in the
Duke pool ,
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LOUIS K. O.’S BURMAN IN FIFTH
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KNOCKOUT PUNCH
IS BLOW TO BODY
Baltimore Battler Gives As
Much As He Receives for
Four Rounds of Fight
By SID FEDER
NEW YORK. Jan. 31. — CP) — Joe
Louis wheeled out a new kind of
bomb from his arsenal tonight and
with it knocked out Clarence the Red
Burman to successfully pass the
"unlucky 13” in his record-breaking )
run as world heavyweight champion.
For the first time in his three-year
reign as king of the fistic world, he
knocked out a rival with a punch to
the body—a smashing right hand
that polished off a game, gallant, I
troublesome challenger for keeps in 1
two minutes and 49 seconds of the
fifth round.
So unexpected was it. that the
crowd in Madison Sauare Garden let
out an audible gasp as the Brown
Bomber revealed this new way of ar
riving at the old result. Up to to
night, he had flattened ten of the
12 battlers who had challenged the
reign he began when he finished old
Jim Braddock in Chicago in 1937.
Each time, head punches were the
“crushers.” Tonight, coming up
against the "13 jinx” — which was
anything but that—he turned the
trick with a punch under the heart
that stopped the Baltimore battler
dead.
A crowd of IS,061 piid $62,899 to
see the show.
For four rounds, Clarence the Red.
rated for the past two years among
the world's first five heavyweights,
gave as good as he received. Nat
urally. he couldn't match the negro’s
punching power. But. fighting out of
a crouch, he absorbed all of Joe’s
"Sunday punches" and came charg
ing in. He cut Louis’ right eye slight
ly in the first round. In the third
he hit Joe a larruping left to the
face, that half turned the champion
around. A few seconds later. Joe i
slipped to one knee in Burman’s cor
ner. but was up immediately.
Then, in the fifth, it happened.
Cautious up to then. Louis went to
work like a factory hand with the
boss watching. He belted Burman all
over the ring, bloodied his nose and
widened a gash on Red's left eye
brow.
Finally, he maneuvered his man
along the ropes, near the Burman
corner, stood off and let go with as
vicious a righthand body punch as
this Eighth avenue sports arena has
ever seen. Red straightened out of
his crouch: a funny look spread over
his face. Then he toppled. He fell
with his head and neck across the
bottom strand of the ropes and
stayed that way. moving only slight
ly, as Referee Frank Fullam com
pleted his count.
At 202%. Louis was a slightly
larger fighting man than he has
been in his most recent outings. De
spite his weight edge — Burman
weighed 18S—.Toe did not appear to
have the usual dynamite in his right
hand. Either that or Red carries
a special brand of cement in his
chin. For Burman took any num
ber of solid smashes on the jaw and
didn't let them bother him.
At the same time, he tossed some
punches at Joe himself that didn't
make the champion smile with glee.
One of these, a left hook coming out
of a crouch, similar to the style
used by old Jack Dempsey, Reds
sponsor for several years, made Toe
blink in the first round. Another,
in the fourth, was followed by a
right that momentarily stung the
bomber.
Afterward, in his dressing room.
Joe said he "reckoned'1 the right to
the body was "jes’ about the hard
est punch I ever threw."
"That’s a good, tough boy" he
said of his challenger.
Burman said as he recalled the
knockout there were three body
punches that turned the trick.
"The last one—that right under
the heart—that was the killer-diller.
though," he explained.
From here on, Louis goes through
the busiest indoor season a heavy
weight champion ever has sche
duled. Already knockout winner in
tw’o outings this winter—he stopped
A1 McCoy in Boston last month—
he takes on Gus Dorazio in Philadel
phia February 17; Abe Simon in
Detroit in March and Arthuro Godoy
in Los Angeles in April before head
ing for the big outdoor shot with
Billy Conn, the Pittsburgh pretty
boy, in New York in June.
That is, he’ll carry out the sche
dule if Uncle Sam doesn’t toss a
monkey-wrench into it. Joe’s draft
number is 378 and the champion
disclosing the fact, figured it “looks
like Uncle Samuel’s got me already,
don’t it?"
FURMAN CAPTAIN
GREENVILLE. S. C., Jan. 31.—
UPI—Bill Cornwall, tackle from Ches
ter, will captain Furman university’s
1941 football team serving as alter
nate captains will be Hazel Gilstrap,
guard from Easly, and George Tur
ner, center from Hendersonville, N.
C. The selections were announced to
night at the squad banquet.
CAGE SCORES
North Carolina 60; V. P. I. 35.
V. M. I. 43; W. & M. 36.
Wake Forest 63; The Citadel
48.
Appalachian 52; Guilford 29.
Wofford 44; Presbyterian 43.
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Blow-By-Blow Of Fight
The following is a blow-by-blow ac
count of the Joe Louis-Red Burman
heavyweight championship fight, as
reported by the Associated Press:
ROUND ONE
Louis waited in his own corner as
Burman walked across the ring. In
a half clinch, Burman threw two
short overhand rights to the ear.
Louis caught Burman near a neu
tral corner and shook him with
right and left to the head. Burman
crowded in and threw a hard left
and a short overhand right to the
head. Joe jabbed Red's nose twice
with his left. Burman hooked two
lefts to the body as he backed Joe
into his own corner. Louis fired a
right to the face and a left to the
body. Burman bounced two straight
lefts off Joe's nose and swung a
right to the ribs. Louis hooked a
hard left to the head but took a
right to the head in return. Bur
man stabbed Louis with a long left
to the nose. Joe bounced left, right
and left off Red s face, but Burman
came back with both hands to the
body at the bell.
Louis’ round.
ROUND TWO
As Louis handlers worked on him
between rounds, it was noted he had
a very slight cut over his right eye.
Burman swung an overhand right to
the ear but received a left to the
body in return. Hod crouched in
close and fired two solid rights to
Joe’s face. Louis nailed Red with
a smashing right uppercut. Louis
bounced a right off the chin and
took a left to the body in return.
Louis measured Burman against the
ropes and threw both hands to the
body. Louis nailed Burman with a
left hook but Red drove back fast
and banged a right off Joe’s jaw.
Louis backed away and whacked
Red with a right cross, as Burman
crowded in Louis pummeled him
with both hands about the head.
Burman bounced a right off the face.
Joe, in a half-clinch, threw left and
right to the body. They traded
rights to the head. Louis threw a
one-two to the face and fired a right
to the ear at the bell.
Louis’ round.
ROUND THREE
Burman hooked a left to the jaw.
In close, Red threw both hands at
the body. Louis' shook Red with a
hard hook to the ear. Then Joe
measured him with two smashing
right crosses as Burman crowded in
close. Burman bounced a hard hook
off Joe’s face and Louis slipped
under the lower strand of the rope
to one knee. He was up immedi
ately and it was not a knockdown
but a fall. Louis caught Burman
in mid-ring and fired both hands to
the head. Louis backed away and
blasted with both hands to the head.
Joe was just short with a right up
percut and Burman rushed in and
connected with a solid left to the
cheek. They traded smashing rights
to the face as Burman went into his
crouch again at the bell.
Louis’ round.
KULND FOLK
Louis backed away from Red's
rush and stabbed with his left. Bur
man leaped in with three hard lefts
to the face that sent Joe backing
away to his own corner. In close,
they dug away at each ^ther’s body.
Louis smashed Red with a hard
right cross but it seemed to have
no effect on the Baltimore belter.
Another right drew blood from Red’s
nose. In close, they mauled each
other about the body. Louis straigh
tened Burman up with right upper
cuts. Louis bounced a crashing one
two off Red’s chin, but still Burman
crowded in. Red nailed Joe with a
left and a right to the face. Bur
man threw a right to the head. Bur
man hooked Joe with a hard left i
to the head but received another
left on his nose. They exchanged
right swings to the face at the bell.
Burman's round.
ROUND FIVE
Burman dug a hard right under
Joe's heart. Louis appeared to be
boxing more cautiously now. A
straight hard left cut Burman’s
left eye just at the eyebrow. Louis
smashed both hands to the head
as Burman came roaring in with a
hook to the body. Louis hooked a
left to the chin. Joe crossed a hard
right to the jaw but took a right
just under the ear himself. Bur
man hooked a left to the body
but took left and right, to the face.
In close. Louis did considerable
damage with both hands and Red
appeared hurt. Louis fired his left
to the head and body and a right
uppercut to Red's sore eye. A
smashing right floored Burman.
Joe floored Burman with a ter
rific right hand shot under the
heart. Red fell with his head over
the lower strand of the ropes near
his own corner and was there
when Referee Fullman completed
his count, with Louis the winner
in 2:49 of the fifth round.
Kovacs Beats Mulloy to
Reach Net Meet Finals
CORAL GABLES, Fla., Jan. 31.—
<JP>—Frankie Kovacs, tennis' good
humor man, kept a sizable gallery
laughing at his antics and marvel
ling at his shots today as he blasted
Gardnar Mulloy out of the Univer
sity of Miami invitation tournament.
The grinning hard-hitting Pasa
dena, Calif., youngster topped Mul
loy’s best efforts without too much
exertion and walked off with a 7-5,
7-5, 6-2 triumph in their semi-finals
match.
Mulloy, a workmanlike player who
is running tlie tournament for his
alma mater, threatened to break
through and take one of the first
two sets—but Kovacs stood him off
by mixing up sizzling drives and
teasing drop shots.
In Sunday's finals, Kovacs will
meet the winner of tomorrow’s match
between Bobby Riggs of Chicago and
Jack Kramer of Los Angeles.
Kramer Says Brownies
Only Need Pitching
NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 31.—HV
That leap-from sixth place into the
“Big four,” believes young Jack
Kramer, can be made if the St.
Louis Browns get pitching.
“We’ve got “ood hitting and field
ing and the infield can’t be beat,”
the 23-year-old hurler said of the
Browns’ chances, adding that "if
we get the pitching we’ll finish in
the first division.”
The tall fireballer, product of
New Orleans’ sandlots, said the
Browns should get help from three
mound veterans acquired in win
ter trading—Johnny Allen, Denny
Galehouse and Fritz Ostermueller.
What he forgot to say was that
the Browns’ pitching depends upon
his own return to form as much as
anything else. 5
TEXAS RANGER WINS
SHUQULAK, Miss., Jan. 31.—(iP)
—A nimble white and liver pointer,
Texas Ranger, captured the gal
lery’s eye today in a gruelling
second-series bid for the free-for-all
championship of the National Field
Trial club. „
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Florence Boxers Score Win Over Wildcats
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VISITORS TRIUMPH
BY 51-2 TO 41-2
Hughes, Nall and Holt Mark
Up Victories for New Han
over Team in Meet Here
By GLENWARD BLOMME
The classy Florence High school
ring squad just managed to ease out
a 5 1-2 to 4 1-2 victory over the New
Hanover High school punchers in the
local ring last night before an en
thusiastic crowd of cheering fans
who mixed their cheers with boos
and yells.
Several exhibition matches put on
by the charges of Porter Davis, Sr.,
opened the card, and the youngsters
drew the applause of the spectators
by their willingness to mix it up and
showed real skill in the boxing game.
The young punchers will be entered
in the Golden Gloves juvenile divi
sion.
Summerford, 90 pounds, of Flor
ence, drew first blood for the visitors
with a three-round close decision j
u\ei- ±. nunt or uumington, also
weighing 90 pounds. Summerford had
too long a reach for the local punch
er although the latter carried the
fight to the visitor and got in close
to punch out his points. Summerford
used a long right to the head and
body.
Dusenberry marked up the second
successive point for the South Caro
linians by outscoring the hard fight
ing Sammy Doxey in the 95 pound
division. Doxey could not get inside
the southpaw punches of Dusenberry
and had to be content to shoot his
right and left to the body. Both
lads mixed it up in the center of
the ring for the entire third round
which ended even, but the visitor
had gained enough points in the first
two rounds to win.
Tommy Hughes drew first for the
locals by jabbing his way to a three
round decision over Snow in the 105
pound class. Hughes was the unani
mous choice of the judges as he
stepped in and shot short jabs to the
face while Snow was a bit wild with
long punches which failed to count
enough to win.
Norman Davis was the victim to
another long reaching lad in the
112 pound division as Curley was
awarded the judges decision as two
voted a draw and the third voted
for the Florence lad. Curley’s
long reach told in the opening
round but Davis found an opening
in the second and landed with close
rights and lefts to the head. Cor
ley came back in the third and
rushed Davis with his long punches
to the head to win.
Fowler, 118. of Wilmington and
Tyson, 118. of Florence battled
wildly for three rounds before
ending their battle in a draw.
Fowler scored with wildly flung
rights while Tyson landed repeat
edly with a nice left jab to the
face.
Wilmington forfeited in the 125
pound class to White of Florence
while Florence forfeited to Ken
neth Davis in the 135 division.
Jack Nall just got warmed up
in the first round of 147 pound
battle with Coleman and scored a
technical #knockout after 1 minute
and 7 seconds of fast fighting on
the part of Nall .
Fowler of Florence. 160. and
Goins, 160. of New Hanover put up
a great fight with the Florence lad
getting the nod from the judges
and the boos from the crowd.
Goins hit Fowler going away with
a nice right jab to the head, but
Fowler landed with a hard right
to the head to pile up enough points
to score a victory.
Wetzel Holt. 175, brought the
crowd to its feet with his dogged
fight with Taylor, 175, as he pum
meled the visitor about the ring
and almost scored a knockut in
the final round with a hard right
hand smash to the head, but Tay
lor held on until the bell saved him.
Taylor used rough tactics in trying
to win and at one time in the final
round pushed Holt from the ring
and through the ropes.
Officials were Harry Fales, ref
eree; Skeet James, Hargrove Da
vis and John Odum, judges; John
Glisson, timer.
Hicks Defeats Amory
For Biltmore Trophy
CORAL GABLES, Fla., Jan. 31.
——Little Elizabeth Hicks ral
lied magnificiently in the finals
today to rout Grace Amory of
Palm Beach, 7 and 6, and put her
name on the Miami Biltmore golf
trophy once monopolized by Patty
Berg.
Three down at the 14th tee, the
long-driving Pasadena, Calif., star
suddenly found her putting touch.
She won two of the next four holes
and halved the other two, then
sank a 20-foot putt for a birdie 4
on the eighteenth to square the
match.
BETTY RESIGNS
COLUMBIA, Mo., Jan. 31—OP)—
Huston Betty, assistant football
coach at the University of Mis
souri the last year, resigned today
and left immediately for Fort
Benning, Ga.. to serve as a sec
ond lieutenant in the field artillery.
The committee on intercollegiate
athletics will name a successor to
Betty early in February.
Blackbirds Score 36-29
Win Over Local Cagers
Wilmington Juniors Even the
Count With 19-16 Win; Lo
cals Rally in Finale
ROCKY MOUNT, Jan- 31. — Wil
mington's Wildcats were the victims
of a last period rally here tonight as
the Rocky Mount Blackbirds scored
a 36 to 29 Eastern Class A confer
ence victory.
Coach Rupert Bryan was in
charge of the team in the absence
of Head Coach Bob Black.
The Jay-vees managed to even ac
counts for the ’Cats in the opener of
a twin bill with a 19-16 win over the
Baby Birds. Dick Watts paced the
Wildkittens with six points.
Wilmington led at the third r
ter by 23-20. Midway of the last
stanza the Wildcats were leading by
25-24—and then the Blackbird blitz
krieg began. Captain Cotton Walker
and Earl Cade led the last quarter
rally for the locals.
Bill Bowen led the Wilmington
was next high. Cliff Owensby turned
in the best floor game for the visi
tors. For Rocky Mount. Center Pad
gett led the attack with 9. Hayes
featured on defense.
The lineups:
Rocky Mount (36) FG FT Pts.
Hayes, f_ 113
Valentine, f_ 0 0 0
Luper, f_ 0 0 0
Turner, f_ 0 2 2
Walker, f .. 3 1 7
Padgett, c _ 3 3 9
Cade, c . 3 2 8
Shearin, g_ Oil
Weaver, g _ 0 0 0
Pitt, g _ 0 2 2
Thorne, g_ 2 0 4
Allsbrook, g_ 0 0 0
Felton, g_ 0 0 0
Totals _ 12 12 36
Wilmington (29) FG FT Pts.
Nisbet, f _ 10 2
Owensby, f___ 2 0 4
McKoy, f_ 2 0 4
Johnson, f_ 0 0 0
Morrison, c _ Oil
Pieper, g_ 2 3 7
Bowen, g _ 5 1 11
J. IU wards, g_ 0 0 0
Totals __— 12 5 29
Score at end of second quarter:
Rocky Mount 20; Wilmington 23.
Referees: Alford and Bradley.
Kimbrough, Hertz Fail
To Get Together on Job
NEW YORK, Jan. 31.—UR—John
Kimbrough, the all-America full
back from Texas A. & M., came
within $11,500 cash money of sign
ing a contract today to play foot
ball with the New York profes
sional Yankees next season.
That was the figure that separ
ated John from Douglas Hertz,
president of the Yankees, after
the latest of their conferences.
Kimbrough said he would fly back
up here in about a month to argue
some more.
Hertz offered to write Kimbrough
a check for $3,500 right now and
to guarantee him an additional
$34,000 for his exclusive services
for one year. He said this probably
would include making a couple of
movie shorts.
Kimbrough, on the other hand,
said he preferred an advance pay
ment of $15,000. He wants to buy
a ranch ae soon as he is graduated
in June, nad it apparently is a
sood-sized ranch he has in mind.
Wake Forest Defeats
Citadel Quint, 63-48
WAKE FOREST, Jan. 31.—CP)—
The Citadel's Light Brigade of bas
ketball made things hot for Wake
Forest's Deacons for 25 minutes of
tonight’s game here, but then the
Deacons pulled away and went on
to a 63-48 victory in a Southern
conference game.
The Deacons led by two points,
24-22, at the half, and boosted their
lead to 30-24 but the Charleston, $. ,C
boys forged in front at 31-30. Con
very’s free-throw tied it for Wake
Forest, but the Cadets went ahead
again when Howard converted on
two-free throws. Bonds’ basket tied
things, Dupree’s basket untied them,
and then Bonds tied them again and
started the Deacons on a 10-point
spurt which boosted the home team
into a 43-35 lead.
TO CONDUCT CLINIC
CHAPEL HILL, Jan. 31.— CP) —
Eleanor Tennant, noted professional
tennis coach and tutor of Alice
Marble, world women's champion,
will conduct one of her famous free
clinics here in Woollen gymnasium
Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock
prior to the professional show in
the evening, it was announced to
day by university athletic officials.
GALE WINS
HAVANA, Jan. 31.— CP) —Harry
Nye's yacht Gale, of the Southern
Lake Michigan fleet, made a clean
sweep of the 15th annual Interna
tional Star Class Mid-Winter Regat
ta today when she captured the
Mid-Winter Challenge Trophy of
Cuba for the .second year. Gale pre
viously had retained the Bacardi
Cup, won a year ago.
SOUTHSIDE CAGERS
BEAT TABERNACLE
Smith Scores 26 Points to
Lead Scoring; Immanuel,
Lutherans Also Win
Although idle last night, the Grace
Methodist basketball team jumped
into a tie with Tabernacle for the
league lead, when the latter went
down before the Southside attack 34
25 on the Y. M. C. A. court in a reg
ular loop contest.
The Southside offense revolved
about G. Smith, tall center, who
racked up a total of 26 points, more
than the entire Tabernacle team.
The losers were without the services
of F. Kelly, who was away with the
NHHS Junior varsity. D. James led
the Tabernacle scoring with 11
points. This was Tabernacle's fir3l
loss of the second half.
In the second game of the triple
header, Epwortli lost a heart-breaker
to the fighting Immanuel quintet,
28-26 after leading by 14-7 at the half
way mark. Immanuel came back
with a rush in the fourth and final
period, and in spite of the loss of
Pridgen by the foul route, staged
ahead by 20-1G going into the fourth
quarter but Immanuel came down
the stretch.wide open and with every
member of the line-up scoring at
least two points, copped the contest.
Pridgen with 10 and Butler with 1
points were high scorers. H. Clark
equalled the mark with 10 for Ep
worth. The Epworth shooting wan
exceptionally good during the first
half but they were able to tally only
12 points in the final half. 4
The final game was another close
one, Lutheran Mission winning out
over Calvary's cagers by 19-17 in a
low scoring contest. Calvary display*
ed better passing and shooting but
the Lutherans were better when the
pressure was on. However, they were
unable to get together on their team
work and almost lost this one. Wat
kins was the whole team for tha
winners, playing a bang-up defei*
sive game and keeping the Lutheran
team in the running with his marks
manship. He chalked up 11 points,
while runner-up honors went to J.
Rogers of Calvary, who was tha
spark plug of his outfit. Both these
boys deserve credit for their defen*
sive work as well as their offensive
play.
APPALACHIAN WINS
BOONE, Jan. 31.—<.P»—Appalach
ian college's basketball team rung
up its fifth consecutive North State
conference victory’ here tonight by
defeating Guilford college 52 to 29.
Appalachian's second team played
most of the second half.
TAR BABIES WIN
CHAPEL HILL. Jan. 31—CPI
North Carolina’s freshman basket
ball team defeated Oak Ridge to
night 50-39 for its fifth victory in
six games.
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