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Teams Getting Scarce - 4 Hardwood Giant DePaui Beaten By Little Val paraiso by jack hand MEW YORK, jan. 16—W—De paul was toppled from the ranks of the unbeaten by little Valpa raiso. Dartmouth moved another c-.ep toward clinching a seventh ...aight Eastern League title and Ohio Slate put forth a strong Big Ten cla:m by swamping Indiana twice in the major events of an other crowded basketball week end. North Carolina is perched atop ■ i]f, Southern Conference. Iowa State and Oklahoma straddle the gig Six lead, Texas is all alone out in front in the Southwest. V. C. L. A.. California and Wash "gton rank at the head of the Pacific Coast class and North western, Purdue and Iowa remain unbeaten with the Buckeyes in the Western Conference. Camp Gre.nt has 13 straight, Iowa and Albright have seven in a row as the perfect record class continues to shrink. Army, under new Coach Ed Kelleher. swamped Swarthmore and Colgate in open ing games to rank as one to watch. Norfolk's Naval Training Station beat their Air Station brethren. 65-44. in mid-week to settle that service argument. Great Lakes continues to march along with 14 of 16. Iowa Pre-Flight has 11 out of 12 and Columbia’s surprising Midshipmen have the scalp of N. Y. U. 46-43. St. Mary’s Pre-Flight and Olathe Naval Airmen also are top-notch Among the independents Okla homa Aggies have won 13 of 14. Kentucky 10 of 11 and St. John’s cf " "ooklvn 8 of 9. Other high r; t s are Muhlenberg with 10 w:rs in 11 starts, Gonzaga, Tem ple and Western Michigan. DePaul's upset by Valparaiso, a small Indiana university with a normal registry of 320 students, ranks as one of the shockers of the campaign. The towering Cru saders helped themselves to a suh sianiial gain in national prestige by shackling big George Mikan for a 65-57 triumph. Surprise of the week was the size of Penn State's 15-12 edge over Pittsburgh in a throwback to the early days of the sport. Only ,- x field goals were scored, three on each side as Pitt froze the ball 1 ;nd refused to pass into State's zone defense. St. John's took Temple in Phila delphia, 36-32. in the East's best game with 11.666 watching the doubleheader in the other halt of which Penn was knocked off by St. Joseph’s. 48-39. Canisius lost its second of the year, bowing to City College. 37-36, while Roches ter ran its record to six and one by drubbing West Virginia. 49-36. Aud Brindley scored 22 points as Dartmouth made it five straight in the Eastern League, trimming Princeton. 54-31. The Indians can conch the flag by beating Penn at Hanover. N. J.. Saturday. Con Grate with 48 points in two games against Indiana was the shining light for Ohio State, now a Big Te nthreat. Wisconsin took Michigan twice, the second time. j 12-31. before a record Saturday j turnout of 10,500. Purdue made j b tour in a row in the conference i ,:i" stopping Minnesota twice and Chicago stretched its league los ing streak to 43 by bowing to Northwestern, 77-20 and Illinois, 69-32. Oklahoma’s triumph over Mis souri. 44-30, lifted tile Sooners into : Big Six deadlock with Iowa Slate, idle in the league but win ners over Ottumwa Naval Air Sta tion. 60-37. Texas smothered Texas Aggies, 77-40. for a perfect rec ord in the Southwest. Arkansas and Rice split a week-end series to share the runnerup spot. North Carolina moved ahead in the Southern Conference by scores over Davidson and North Caro lina State. Colorado Mines and Colorado College won in' the only Rocky Mountain district games California tied with U. C. L. A. by whipping Southern Cal,- 26-24, the Southern Coast division vnile Washington was idle to pro cot its perfect Northern half rec ced of two straight victories. Basketball Tournament Tor Servicemen Formed GREENSBORO. Jan. 16.—UP>— The North Carolina State Service men’s Championship has been ad ded to the annual Piedmont Open Basketball Tournament to be held m Greensboro March 9-10. In addition to the four regular basses for civilian men’s teams and the one women’s division, tournament officials have announ ced a state service championship vhieh will be open to every team m t ie state's Army, Navy, Ma ri!le and Coast Guard. The field is Without restriction. The tournament attracted 46 earns last year and with the new n close North Carolina’s basket aervicemen’s field it is expected season with a flourish. En Jics close March 6,__ Soc Creticos—UNC Soc Creticos is the lone civilian 17-year-old on the Carolina varsity which invades Durham Tuesday at 8 p. tn. for the annual Duke classic. The ex-All State star at Charles ton High demonstrates his famous one-hand shot above. He is also a classy ball-hanaler and a leech "”ard on defense. TAR HEEL FIVE SET FOR DEVILS CHAPEL HILL. Jan. 16. — North Carolina's White Phantoms who go to Durham at 8 o'clock Tuesday for their first annual classic with Duke, looked about! their best of the season last week-' end. but Coach Bill Lange has his fingers crossed until he sees if they can get keyed up that high again. “We’11 need to play as fast and smart a game as we played against Richmond Air Base and maybe then some.” the cagy Tar Heel mentor declared today. Duke and Carolina beat the Thunderbirds by almost the identi cal margin — 44 to 38 and 42 to 35. However, that was just about the peak performance of the whole season for Captain Bernie Mock and the Phantoms, and it remains to be seen whether they will forge ahead or fall back against the . Conference favorites at Duke. His 18-point splurge against j Richmond gave Captain Bernie i Mock the scoring lead for the sea- j son with 103 points. Dick Dcnnan. 1 John Dewell, Jack Fitchell. and Soc Creticos shared honors for floor play, defense, teamwork, and pirited scrap, and will probably draw the other starting calls Tuesday night. Duke's leading scorers are Bill Wright from Tennessee s soum- • eastern champs, with 160 and Gor don Carver, Duke veteran, with 148. Rounding out. the top quint j are Henry Hyde at center from Georgetown: Eugene Bledsoe, who was All - Southeastern guard at Mississippi State, and Harry Har ner. who starred at Washington and Lee last year. Carolina has beaten Davidson and State, but Tuesday will mark Duke's first start in the Big Five and Conference. The Blue Devils are the general favorites in both races with the Phantoms a lead ing choice for runner-up. Then two headliners may settle both titles if the Conference tourney should not be held this year. The records of the archrivals for early season games with ser vice leaders and outside colleges are both around the .500 class. However, Duke has played the harder schedule, including two games each with the great Caro lina Pre-Flight and Norfolk NAS teams and a 57-59 epic with migh ty Long Island U. Duke also nosed oue the Fort Bragg all-stars, who twice trimmed Carolina. - ■ —V-: Nat Fleischer To Receive Award From Ring Scribes NEW YORK, Jan. 16.—CD—Nat Fleischer, editor and publisher of Ring, will receive an award from the New York Boxing Writers As sociation at their annual dinner on Wednesday night. The award is in recognition of his 39 years of ser vice to boxing. The Fleischer Award is in ad dition to the Edward J. Neil Me morial Plaque which this year has been awarded to all boxers in the armed services. --V HAY AVAILABLE TROY. Jan. 16—Montgomery County farmers have available for feed purposes this year approxi mately 300 tons of excellent pea nut hay as a result of last year s peanut crop, reports %irm Agent R. E. Davenport of the State Col lege Extension Service. Peanut hay is new to the farmers in the Troy area as the 1943 crop was the first peanut harvest of any size the farmers have had. They have agreed that peanut hay will make an excellent feed, and are well pleased with the results it is giving in feeding family milk cows, fattening cattle, horses and mules, Davenport says. -V The. “surest” protein crop in the South is cotton, as proved by the production of cottonseed meal and cake, reports the National Cotton seed Products Association. GREEN PASTURES FOR COUNT FLEET BY BERT COLLIER MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Jan. 16 —(#)—A few more races this year to dispel any doubts aDout his greatness, and Count Fleet is leaded for green pastures and the easy life of a sire. Owner John D. Hertz told to day of the plans for “the horse of the year” of 1943—the only thor oughbred ever to win the five top events for three-year-olds. “We will enter the Count in just enough handicaps to establish him further as a great horse—as good is a four-year-old as he was last fear,” Hertz said. “That’s all we want,” he added, speaking for his wife and him self. “Winning the most money, ir the most races’ means nothing ,o us. “If Count Fleet was withdrawn from competition last summer as .he result of a hoof injury suf fered while he was winning the Belmont to complete his conquests n the Wood Memorial, the Ken :ucky Derby, the Preakness and -he Withers. The horse is spending the wili er out of training at the Silver -reek Farms of Paris, Ky., and ipparently has recovered com pletely. “As far as the eye can see, iis condition is perfect,” is the ,vay Hertz put it. Hertz said Trainer Don Cameron will start getting Count Fleet into condition about March 15. “The story will unfold itself aft. sr that.” he added. “We are not going to rush him. We’U just clinch the face of his greatness.” Count Fleet has not been beaten since the Futurity of his two-year old season, and was one of the shortest priced favorites ever tc capture the Derb3r. “He hasn’t been extended.” com mented Hertz proudly. “He was held back in every one of those races.” Count Fleet, a product of*the Silver Creek Farms, will join his sire, Reigh Count, and his dam, Quickly, when he is retired. , PHILLIES MAIL OUT CONTRACTS PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 16—— Contracts for 30 potential Phillies were in the mail today—and only one was addressed to a player who reported to the National League club's spring training camp last year. Not only that but the one "veter-1 an," right fielder Ron Northey, isn’t at all sure he wants any of! the folding money v>;hich the Phil-1 lies’ new management is putting on the line. “I’m. learning a good trade." h< said at Camden. N. J., where he's a pipefitters helper at the R. M. Hollingshead War Plant, “and it will come in handy after my base ball days are over.” It could be, of course, that the 23-year-old slugger—he hit .278 last season, batted in 68 runs and clout ed 16 homers—doesn’t find his salry offer fat enough, even though it reportedly will top last year's. Manager Freddy Fitzsimmons al-i ready is under contract, and so are coaches Chuck Klein and Mer vyn Shea and pitchers Bill Lea. A1 Verdel and Warren (IVtoosel Fralick. Indications point to a squad of 36 shoving off for Wilmington. Del., March 19. -V U. N. C. Plans To Have Regular Summer Term CHAPEL HILL, Jan. 16—1*1— Phe University of North Carolina will operate a regular summer session quarter in two six-weeks terms this year, it was announced today. The program will begin June 12 and continue until July 20 for the first term and from July 21 to August 29 for the sec ond term. There will be a regular fresh man program for high school graduates who are eligible for ad mission. Students who begin at this time will accelerate their graduation date and will be able to get some education before be ing called into military service. Freshmen admitted without high school diplomas must pass special examinations. Special consideration will be given to transfer students who must complete requirements for graduation. Men and women stu dents are eligible at any level of work during the summer. The graduate school will make a wide range of offerings for de gree and professional credit. A new course outlined for personnel and guidance workers will be available. Regular departments will continue graduate programs. The English department will co operate with the English Teachers Association in conducting the sec ond English teachers institute. -V Rabbit fur, after processing, may be know’n as any of these: Coney,- lapin, French seal, French beaver, ermiline, near seal, polar seal, marmotine, erminette or squirreline. -V John Cabot, discoverer of New foundland, was paid $40 for his discovery. j ( sports trail 1 i>v»v*v v«'*v*v«vm>v. >} By WHITNEY MARTIN NEW YORK, Jan. 16—MT—It’s always nice to find somebody who agrees with you, if it’s only on the correct time, so it is pleasant to Learn that Carl Hubbell thinks the Cincinnati Reds will be the team to beat in the National league this year. Now we have been picking the Reds to win pennants for so long that the only way we could change would be to be taken abruptly color blind. They came through a couple of times, and last year would have finished first if it hadn’t been for one thing, the St. Louis Cardinals. Naturally, trying the dope a com ing major league race at this time is like predicting what will happen to your million dollars, and if you haven't any milion dollars that makes no difference. We may not have any major league races eith er. So you have to do your selecting as of this minute, and just imagine the rest, and in selecting the reds as of this minute yau have a pretty sound foundation under you. In fact, if they just continued where they left off last year you wouldn’t.have to worry about any thing. They were the ^eizzlingest team in the league, winning 13 of their last 16 games, with five of them shutouts and the opposition getting more than three runs in only two games. The Reds were getting pitching in such quantities they could have played a double-header every day. Even the relief men, Joe Beggs and winning. Dlyde Shoun, were starting and Now the Reds have lost men to the armed services in quantity —Lonnie Frey, called this month, was the 24th—but with the excep tion of Frey they weren’t key men. Frey's loss will hurt, but otherwise the lineup is fairly intact, including the pitching staff. Ah, yes, that pitching staff. The way it was going late last season the Reds could play this year with only three or four men in the field, figuring that the league batting as i whole will be inferior even to .ast year’s rather modest clouting, ifou have guys like Joe Beggs and Tohnny Vander Meer and Bucky Walters and Clyde Shoun and El mer Riddle and you don’t need much else. Manager Bill McKechnic is a ronservative sort of soul, who likes lis players to have at leasi a little seasoning before they come under ris wing. He’ll sprinkle green sprouts in the lineup here and there :f needs be, but he really prefers rather ancient, aged-in - the-wood athletes who may be slow on their feet but are fast in the head. As a result he has a club well sprinkled with well-matured fami ly men who haven’t been so much in demand by Uncle Sam as some of the younger players. Uncle Sam may get around to them, but then too he might get around at all the clubs if the labor draft went through. But right now we agree with Carl Hubbell. Or rather, Carl Hubbell agrees with us. Southern Conference Cage Tournament Will Be Held DURHAM, Jan. 16.—CP>—South ern Conference's annual basket ball tournament will be staged in Raleigh’s Memorial Auditorium on February 24, 25 and 26, the cir cuit's basketball committee, in session here this afternoon, de cided. Eddie Cameron, acting di rector of athletics of Duke Univer sity and chairman of the commit tee presided over today's meeting which was attended by J. L. Van Glahan of N. C. State College, Monk Younger of V. P. I. and Norman Shepard of Davidson. “The committee, after a thor ough discussion of the basketball situation, decided it would be best to continue the annual tourna ment,” Cameron stated in announ cing his committee's decision. The Duke mentor added that the com mittee realized that Southern Con ference basketball teams probably were not as strong as in previous years but the officials believed that the circuit could provide eight teams of practically even calibre and could furnish plenty of exciting competition for the cage fans. He predicted a continu ation of capacity crowds for the three-day event. This year’s tournament will be conducted along the same lines as in previous years with one excep tion. In the past all first round games have been staged on open ing day with two contests in the afternoon and the other two at night, this year two of the opening round games will be played on Thursday night and the remaining two on Friday afternoon. Semi-fi nal contests are scheduled for Fri day night with the championship affair slated for Saturday night. The basketball committee will meet on Sunday, Feb. 20 to select the eight participating aggrega tions and to arrange the first round schedule. MAJOR LEAGUERS BACK FROM TOUR NEW YORK. Jan. 16. — OP) — Frankie Frisch, manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates, is back in town with glowing reports of a six-week tour of Alaska and the Aleutians where Dixie Walker, of Brooklyn, Hank Borowy of the Yankees, Danny Litwhiler and Stan Musial of the Cardinals joined him in a series of walkie talkie fanning bees with service men under auspices of the U. S. O. camp shows. The major leaguers found the boys eager to talk about the na tional game and were hard press ed to answer such queries as “What happened to the Cardinals? and “How about Brooklyn?” “Moving pictures of the 1943 World Series went over big,” says Frisch. “The boys really got hot as our sessions warmed up. Mu sial had to explain a hundred times how St.' Louis happened to lose to the Yankees. It was a great experience. We had a fine time and I think the boys did too.” The usual routine, according to Frisch, was to set up a showing of the movies, perhaps walking a few miles from the last siana, and then hold an open forum in which all hands were free to ask ques tions on baseball. -Y Former Rifle Champion Dies From Plane Crash NOGALES. ARIZ., Jan. 16—M Col. Harry N. Renshaw. 37, former member of the World's Champion United States Rifle Team, died of plane crash injuries December 19 in India, his mother. Mrs. Sarah N. Renshaw, has been informed by the War Department. -V VENDOR FATALLY HURT GREENVILLE. S. C.. Jan. 16— \B—James A. Griffin, 42. a patent medicine vendor, was fatally in jured last night was struck by an automobile here. Carolina Quintet Leading Southern Conference Race RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 16.—1(TP) —The University of North Caroli na holds the lead so far in the ab breviated Southern Conference bas ketball campaign with two suc cesses in as many loop tests. The victories were scored over David son, 43-37. and North Carolina State, 52-24. Only two other family contests have been played. Maryland trip ping V. M. I. 43-36 and William and Mary upsetting Richmond, 58 55, in an extra session thriller. Both were played last night. Duke's strong quint, manned by Navy and Marine trainees launch ed its conference schedule against North Carolina at Durham Tues day. V. M. I. and North Carolina meet on a neutral floor at Lynch burg on Thursday and Virginia Tech plays North Carolina at Cha pel Hill on Saturday in other fam ily clashes set for this week. Duke has been established as the favorite to succeed George Washington University as the loop chairman. George Washington is not playing intercollegiate basket ball this winter. Conference standings: W L Pf Pa North Carolina _ 2 0 95 61 William and Mary .. 1 0 58 55 Maryland_ 1 0 43 36 V M I . 0 1 36 43 N C State.-. 0 1 24 52 Davidson _ 0 1 37 43 Richmond_ 0 1 55 58 Return Ward-Cof field Affray Is Scheduled Wallie Ward, that handsome grappler with the strength of Sampson and the women admirers of Frank Sinatra, will meet Jim mie Coffield in a re-match. This time the basis for the tiff will be that of “winner take all.” The two burly bashers were pitted in last week’s mat show, and a decision was reached that was un suitable to both of them. Ward was awarded the bout when the rowdy Coffield was disqualified. Ward stated that he did not de sire to win the match in such a manner and naturally the tough Jimmie was also dissatisfied. In iriew of these feelings, Promoter Bert Causey signed the two for a return affray. The “winner take all” angle is expected to greatly enliven the action, as thf victori ous grappler will obtain both pur ses. Although Coffield was very ea ger to meet the clever Ward, he deliberated long on the “winner take all” part of the deal. He seemed a bit reluctant to meel Ward on such terms Bryon Nelson Continues To Burn Up Golf Links oledo Pro Still Leading San Francisco Open Golf Meet SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 16—Il luming up the course with a hird successive below par ro(nd, Jyron, Nelso nof Toledo, O., in ireased his lead over the field to lay with a 54-hole total of 205 in he $10,000 San Francisco Victory ipen Golf Tournament. Nelson’s four-under-par 68 for tha larding Park public links gave lim a five-stroke advantage over lis closest rival, Harold "Jug” Me ipaden of Philadelphia, and vir tually clinched him top money o£ he rich tournament, barring a com pete breakdown of his game in omorrow's final 18-hole round. A gallery estimated at more than r.OOO fans elbowed each other in i mad rush to follow the former lational open and Professional Jolfers’ Association champion .vhose successive 69-69 and 68 en ibled him to hold the lead from the start. He obliged the largest turnout in .ocal golf history by rounding the first nine today in 34 and coming op the 18th fairway five under par. His only poorly played hole of the day proved to be the last. On the green in 2 and with a 35 foot putt, he elected to play safe and putted weakly, the ball stopping five feet away from the cup. He missed the next and went down for a bogey 5, costing him what would have been a 67 and the finest round of the tournament. Par for the course is 36-36-72. Nelson, favorite from the start, gE:ined two strokes today over McSpaden, winner of the recent Los Angeles Open. McSpaden card ed his third straight 70 for 2m which was a shot better than that of the former New York Yankee baseball player, Sarr( Byrd of De troit. Slender Lloyd Mangrum of Mon tery Par, Calif., who goes into the Army Tuesday, took over fourth place with a 71 and total 212 while Art Bell, San Francisco and George Fazio, Pine Valley, N. J., shared fifth position with a total of 215. After being well up among the leaders for the first two rounds, little Harry Cooper of Mineapolis hacked away some of his chances by taking a 76 which gave him a three round score of 217. I U'AYTi'n Tn of tv. ! PUGILISM TITLE BOUTS DEMANDED WASHINGTON, Jan. 16—Iff)—The National Boxing Association de creed today that Phil Terranova, featherweight king, and Sammy Angott, NBA lightweight champion, must defend their titles against “worthy contenders” within a month. Abe J. Greene, NBA president, said that if Terranova and Angott fail to “lay their titles on the line” the Association will declare their championships vacant. Green’s statement, released with the quarterly NBA ratings criticiz ed overw'eight, non-title contests involving champions and fighters near the top of their divisions. He called the forthcoming An god-Beau Jack non-title light weight bout “a face”. Jack is recognized as the division cham pion in New ork State. The new ratings showed a few changes. Bobby Ruffin climbed several notches in the lightweight division because of his victory over Jock, and Lulu Costantinc moved to the head of the “out standing boxers” list among the lightweights, Ruffin, Jack Bob Montgomery of Philadelphia and Luther “Slug ger” White of aBltimore were named the “logical contenders” for Angott’s crown. Willie Pep, now in the Navy, Chalky Wright, Los Angeles negro, and Sal Barto la of Boston are NBA’s top choices to challenge Terranova. Green reiterated the NB1 policy of “freezing” the titles o: boxers now in the armed services Champions in military uniform in elude heavyweight Joe Louis Army; Light heavyweight Gus Les nevich, Coast Guard; Middle W’eight Tony Zale, Navy, and Wei terweight Freddie Cochrane, Navy -V n • m _ _ Dig tiacing tvent Mated For Hot Springs, Arkansas HOT SPRINGS, Ark., Jan. 16. (JP>—Arrival of new stables las week increased to approximated 350 the number of horses at Oak lawn Park prepping for the 30-da; spring meet, Feb. 28-April 1. Among the late arrivals was th Darby Dan Stable headed by Bes Seller and Bless Me. Pacing Secretary Eugene W Bury said a number of outstanc ing three-year olds were on hanc General manager Peter i Holmes is expected in this week. John Dewell—Center Big John Dewell, 6 foot 3 inch, one-hand shot from Southern Me thodist, will hold down the pivot post for Carolina when State in vades the Hill at 7:30 tonight. The Tar Heel boxers will open with Citadel at 8:45 in the second half of the unique double court and ring treat. • Teck-Hawks Win Second Game Within 24 Hours GREENSBORO, Jan. 16.—(A?)— Basic Training Center Nt. 10’s , Tech-Hawk’s won their second • game in less than 24 hours from the Fort Bragg Reception Center quintet 54 to 31 here today. In Thomasville last night, the basketballers of the AAR Training Command had triumphed even more decisively, 66 to 36, in their ' first major engagement of the ; season. r Pvts. John Mahnken and George ■ Senesky starred this afternoon for ' Tech-Hawks. Mahnken, George town's 6 foot 7 inch center last - year, accounted for 23 points, t shot from the corner. Senesky, mainly with his one-handed push ■ holder of the intercollegiate scor ■ ing record of 515 points with St. • Joseph’s of Philadelphia last year, ■ stood out in all departments in his new role of guard. atKVltL Have your car keys j made here. I i’or. 12th and Market ! Second-Hand Bicycles l’U'KARDS 209 Market St. Dial 2-3224 . Fm Staying Home! "No more traveling for me these days unless it’s absolutely necessary. Home is a pretty good place to be. "Of course, if you really have to travel, that’s different. But this just chasing around isn’t meant for wartime. "Every day I watch the troop trains pass. That kind of travel is really important now. The rail roads are doing a mighty swell job but they’re chockablock. To see the crowds at the depot weekends you’d think they were rflnning excursions again. "Sure they’d sell me a ticket if I wanted one. But the space I’d oc cupy on a non-essential trip might deprive some soldier or sailor of a good night’s rest, or delay some key military or business man on a vital mission. It might even keep some boy going home on a furlough off the train. I’ve got a boy of my own in the service so I know how much that means. "Instead of traveling, Mother and I are buying war bonds and salting ’em away. After the war we’ll have plenty of time to go places and see things with a clear conscience and in greater comfort." PARALYSIS IAN. 14th to 31*t VjJTrU| lH E I ' 1 J THE RAILROADS ARE COOPERATING — COOPERATE WITH THE RAILROADS ---1 y.