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»■ j ,_____ B»* BY WHITNEY MARTIN i „JEW YORK, Nov. 7 —bT)— It *< c ms to be a case of the more "l , .1 look the less you see, or know, ( rl after watching the Army foot idi , aii team and getting the idea it >'• 1 would bump off everything it met, we now have seen Navy, with the in , esult we have pinwheels in our ‘X> acuum-packed head trying to fig iund lre out which rates, an edge. ' If we wait long enough, they’ll ST decide it for us, naturally, but ml right now both have assets and ’ w liabilities which make speculation S a problem. We nave pieced togeth er er some hazy conclusions, to wit: The results of games to date l,ave little bearing, as Navy has played much the tougher schedule. /,rmy subdued Duke much more convincingly than Navy, but Duke had lost some oi its manpower when it met the Cadets. Army is more of a break-away team. That is. it is more liable to ci-ore on one play from any place oii the field than Navy. Navy has more bone-crushing, power backs to pick up yardage consistently on bulldozer thrusts at the line. Navy is possibly more vulner able to a passing attack than Army. ^ Army has a fme passer in Doug Kenna. and capable, receivers. Navy has a first-class passer in Ha! Hamberg. Without him the aerial offense is spotty. One of the tosses last Saturday sailed over the sideline to smack the Navy goat, which gave a startled jump gazed balefully and baaaed ai angry: “Hey, dope, I ain’t eligi ble.” Navy’s line, last Saturday, wa: one of the most potent college line: we ever say, offensively and de fensively. Army s line has done everythin! asked of it, but, except agains Duke, it hasn’t been asked to dc any triple somersaults or anythin! really difficult. The Army line seems strongei than last year, when it seemec strong enough until it started run. ning up against the big boys, bu1 we don’t think it can match the Navy forward wall for sheer punching power. The addition of Doc Blanchard, a baby tank, at tailback has added tremendously to the effectiveness of the army “T” attack. The Army - Notre Dame game this week will provide a fairly ac curate comparison of offensive and defensive strength of the Middies and Cadets if the Irish aren’t too pulped up from their contact with the Navy steamroller. In fact, we wouldn’t go definitely on record as to the comparative strength of Army or Navy until after that game, but from what we have seen so far we lean a little toward Navy, despite .these par 72 or thereabouts scores turn ed in by the Cadets. They have been playing an easier course. In other words, all is confusion, until after this coming Saturday anyway. FERRELL SPORTS CATCHING RECORD WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 —UP)— Modest Rick Ferrell would be the last to mention it, but he is sport ing a new American league catch ing record of 1,756 games. By next summer, if everything poes well, the trim receiver for the Washington, Senators hopes to establish basebell’s all-time high lor number of games caught at 1.791 or more. In the hubbub of the 1943 pen nant race, it passed quite unnotic ed that Ferrell ran his string to 1.756 games in the final game in Detroit. That comfortably surpassed two old records. . .1.721 games which Ray Schalk caught for the Chicago White Sox. 1912 to 1928, and Bill Dickey’s total of 1.735 for the New York Yankees. 1928 to 1943. But it left Ferrell 34 games short of Gabbv Hartnett’s over-all major league record of 1.790 games for the Chicago Cubs and New York Giants, 1922-1941. If Ferrell doss set an all-time record, he will have done it in record time, 16 seasons. It took Schalk 17 seasons to catch 1,721 games, Dickey 16 seasons to get into 1.735 box scores and Har nett 20 years to pile up his to*al of 1,790. ' -V Chatham Airmen Meet Universitx Of Havana SAVANNAH. Ga.. Nov. 7.—UP)— Chatham Field, having already played such widely ranged oppon ents as University of Pittsburgh and Texas Christian university has scheduled a game with University of Havana and will meet the Cu ban eleven here Nov. 26. In the eight tilts, Chatham has won one, tied one and dropped six, in that order -V Some ant colonies build nests as large as a cottage. ! ROOMS Royal Palm Hotel and ad joining properties. Carolina Beach, N. C. 1 Reduced Weekly Rates 1 ; ROYAL PALM HOTEL j $3.50 to $4.50 per person FOUNTAIN APTS. . S3.00 per person THE TOWNSEND Rooms and Meals $10 to $12 per person Above Rooms W7ith or |j Without Bath |jj DEVAULT, O'BRIEN TO GRAPPLE HERE Making his debut in the Thalian Hall arena Friday night, Jack De vault finds himself pitted against the big grappler, Jack O’Brien, of Dallas, Texas. Devault hails from Knoxville, Tenn., and will strive to make an impression on the local mat fans. His initial assignment in the local arena is a tough one, finding the Texas bruiser the favorite. Tlie Devault-O’Brien tussel will open the show, and the winner of the scrap will take two of three falls within 6^ minutes. The local favorite, Johnny Long, will tangle with Daffy Don Lee in The main event, and anything is expected to happen. Lee will bring along his favorite tactics of scien tific grappling, which he expects to throw against the mighty Long. However, Long will have his cheer ing section along with him as he and Promoter Causey are hosts to the Star-News carrier boys. Causey announced last night that a new time has been set for the show. The doors will open at 7 p.m. and the opening scrap will get un a»r way at 8:15 o’clock. The promoter announced that ringside seats have gone on sale at the Orton hotel, and there is no advance in prices for Friday night’s all-star show. BATTIESLACKENS ON SOVIET FRONT (Continued from Page One). Berlin, too, refused to be lulled into any sense of temporary se curity by the comparative Soviet quiet in the east. The German ra dio. said that for several days past the Russians had been withdraw ing mechanized formations from the east Beskids area of the Po lish-Czechoslovak frontier. They said this was to reinforce assault divisions preparing for a new large-scale attack towards Tarnow from the Soviet bridgehead on the west side of the Vistula river. Strong formations have been moved into that area west of Bar anow particularly in the, past 24 hours, and ‘the early beginning of a big battle is assumed,” Berlin said. Berlin also acknowledge that So viet troops in northeastern Hun gary had pushed two more bridge heads across the Tisza river 75 and 125 miles above Budapest. The Germans claimed that in East Prussian they had cleared the western shore of Goldap lake of Russians, but German pressure ap peared to have decreased in the still in possession of its hard-won footings on German soil. -V Liquids from canned fruits may be used in swe?t sauces, gelatin dishes and puddings._ WANTED TO BUY Second-Hand Bicycles PICKARDS 209 Maflcet St. Dial 2-3224 Pepti-Cola Company. Lono Ithmd City. N. Y-' . Authorized Bottler: Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co., ot Wilmington POWER IS ADDED TO CLOUDBUS' RS ; CHAPEL HILL, Nov. 7.—W— . The return of Backs G. V. Fella baum and Frank Aschenbrenner ; to action gave the U. S. Navy Preflight Cloudbusters additional . strength for their game with Georgia Preflight at Athens on Saturday afternoon. Both cadets saw action in earl ier games and it was Aschenbren ner who scored the winning touch down against the Naval academy, however, both men have been on the sidelines since the Duke skir mish. The game at Athens will mark the second time the two teams have met on the gridiron this year. In an earlier game played at Chapel Hill the Cloudbusters won, 3 to 9, when Buell St. John connected for a field goal with seven seconds to go. On the whole the team came out of the Bainbridge tussle, in fine shape. Only minor injuries hampered today's drill. Most of this afternoon was spent with the “B” team operating on both offense and defense from the Georgia Preflight formation. DEACONSDRILL FOR DUKE TILT WAKE FOREST, Nov. 7 —(M— Facing their strongest test of a perfect season thus far in Duke, Wake Forest college’s Deacons worked until dusk today in a gen eral review of offensive and de fensive plays. • Coach Peahead Walker said his charges were in excellent shape with the exception of Buck Mabry, the first string fullback who hurt an old ankle injury in the Clemson game Saturday. However, Mabry may be able to play in the crucial game with the Blue Devils. Walker said he would keep his boys hard at work through Friday in an effort to get by the Blue Devils, who he said not only would be the toughest one his Deacons would meet this year but who in all probability would prove too tough. “We’re preparing to make a bat tle of it,” Walker commented. "We think we have an excellent chance to win. But we're playing at Dur ham and that’s very much in Duke’s favor.” _v_ DUKESTERS SEE DEACON PLAYS DURHAM, Nov. 7 —UP)— Three regulars remained on the injury I list today as the Blue Devil foot ballers of Duke university got a look at Wake Forest plays as run by the Blue squad with Johnny Bortnor imitating the terrible tail back threesome of Nick Sacrinty. Torn Fretzer and Nick O'Gnovich, who lead the undefeated Demon Deacons against Duke here Staur day afternoon. Tackle Frank Irwin was the ma jor casualty. He remained in the hsopital getting his badly sprained ankle worked on. Center John Crowder, who also suffered an ankle sprain in the Georgia Tech game, returned to drills but took things lightly. The third regular on the ailing list is Blocking Back John Krisza, who injured his shoulder. His status doubtful. He was in uniform but didn’t take part in any of the rough work as the Blue Devils took a light scrimmage. Coach Eddie Cameron moved up Gordon Smith, 196 - pound tackle from Chattanooga, Tenn., to Ir win’s tackle berth while Bob Smith, who caught the game-winning touchdown against Tech, worked at Krisza’s blocking back post. Tom Hughes, 178-pound Fresh man from Sumter, S. C., was ele vated to tjie second string blocking back position. Crowder is expected to be ready to play against Wake Forest Sat urday, but Irwin and Krisza re main in the doubtful stage. -V 11 NEW MEMBERS JOIN CIVIC CLUB Eleven new members of the Ju nior Chamber of Commerce were inducted into the organization last night as the club held its regular meeting in the dining hall of the Friendly cafeteria at 7 p.m. The new members are Charles E. Stephenson, G. R. Stokley, Jr., Dr. Mike J. Palmer. H. G. Russ, Earl E. Biggs, A. C. Dandelake, George L. Shelhorse, Robert C. Johnston, Jr., B. F. Goodrich, Les lie H. Walker, and William J. Mun day. Special guests last night were Chadwick, Lynn Horten, Clayton Holmes, Jr., and Gerald Conrad. It is the plan of the Junior Cham ber to invite two members of the student body at New Hanover High school every two months, who will enjoy the privileges of the club during this period. Guest speaker of the group, last night was C. Henry Thurma" who spoke on the tethnicolor sound movie of the city, which is being made under his direction. Mr. Thurman offered to help the club in any way possible. The Tuberculosis Health bond teams were named, and the club was divided into sections. It is an ticipated that the drive will get under way soon. -V Approximately 27 per cent of the population of the Philippines knows some English. Cornell Wallops Columbia irtf. *».... Leland Hunter, Columbia Lions halfback, is pulled in by Cornell’s Francis Snavely (96) and Cecil Snyder (73), as he plunges through the line. Cornell won, 25-7.— (NEA Telephoto.) Brigade Boys Will Stage Amateur Matches Tonight Part of an elimination program to pick the best amateur boxers to be entered on the Brigade Boys’ team for the annual Golden Gloves early next year, seven amateur bouts will be held in the Thalian Hall arena tonight at 7:30 o’clock, it was announced last night by Punk Mooring, boxing instructor at the Brigade Boys’ club. Interest is centered around the bout between Donald Russ and Jack Cottrell, Mooring said. Both of these boys have shown particu lar adaptation to the sport, and great possibilities are predicted for both youths. Opening tonight’s activities in the hall will be John “Twin” Brogan, 16, tipping the scales at 118 pounds, an employe in the electrical de partment at the North Carolina Shipbuilding company, and Ted Perkins, 120 pounds, a student at New Hanover High school. Roderick Eason, 15, 103-pounder of Lake Forest, is scheduled to tangle with David Milligan, 14 year-old Dry Ponder, who weigh' 101 pounds. Both boys will fig'nl in the flyweight division. Also in this division will be Charles Overton, 11-year-old pugil ist, who will engage Harold Bil lings, also 11, weighing 102 pounds. Jimmy Daniels, 10-year-old rec head, wighing 75 pounds, and Roj Lee McClelland, 10, 74 pounds, are scheduled to fight in what will be called Jhe flea-weight division. Mooring avered that little coulc be said for the style of either pu gilist, but a good scrap is anti cipated. Mooring said there would be oni other match, but of the 50 boy: in the Brigade Boys’ club boxinj classes, he had not decided wh( they would be. Boys of all ages may attend In structor Mooring’s classes, but on ly trained and conditioned pupil; are allowed to box in the club’; amateur matches. STATE GRIDDERS DRILL FOR MIAMI RALEIGH, Nov. 7 —'B—N. C. State gridders worked out lightly today as they prepared to invade the Orange bowl for a game with Miami on Friday night. Stressing Miami plays, defensive tactics and fundamentals, the Wolf pack was beginning to overcome the bruises and the battering it received at the hands of VMI last Saturday, and Coach Beattie Feath ers said the squad would be in “fairly good shape” for the Miami game. Feathers said the ’pack would hold a heavy drill here tomorrow before boarding a train at night for Miami. He said he hoped the squad would arrive in Miami in time to hold a workout in the bowl Thursday night. Guard John Scarpa filled the first string berth of Julian Rattelade today. Rattelade suffered a brok en leg in the VMI game and will be out for the remainder of the season. YANKS FIGHTING FOR VOSSENACK (Continued from Page One) covers the approaches to Durer and to Cologne itself, as he ha! rarely held onto any local area ii this campaign.” Doughboys were shivering unde: a bitter wind, and the rain ap peared about to turn into snow. To the northwest in Holland American and Polish troops of th< British Second army captured Wil lemstadt, ferry terminal on th< Maas river, and smashed into th< outskirts of Moerdijk on the sami stream, virtually closing out thi month-long battle to clear the Ger mans from south of the Maas. It was authoritatively estimatec that the losing struggle to hoh southwestern Holland had cost th< Nazis from 43.000 to 46,000 troop: out of an original force of 100.000 Of these, 26,000 were taken prison er since Oct. 7. -V Because most home-dyed mater ials fade, it is impractical to us< such fabrics in a braided rug. LION SPARKPLUG * » By Jack Sords y/> r ( I > V GsW&y ctcaV—t--^-n^ Scoc&t? 1W0 'IoUCMOoWa!? A&AiaSSi' "iftE Szocti lVa) <eA/// oa)s on A •S-’/AIZP JAU/Of ^ptf ■ h ■ ’if l/S^WlCM, EOZMBfZ. sK7\'gRSlY-/oi=£ eeoReiA sack Pe(?re>ew//\l& i/si SltUAR S<yLE> FbR-fA^ Dgfeoif no/vis7 PRo'tfeAM « TAR HEELS LABOR FOR W. & M. TILT CHAPEL HILL, Nov. 7.—W— Carolina’s revised squad of ap proximately twenty new and 20 old performers labored today to orginize its personnel and at tack for Saturday’s home game with William and Mary. After a pass scrimmage for backs and ends and blocking drill for linemen the two groups join ed in a long drill on their main plays. The new men were grad ually fitting into their new duties but Coach Gene McEver still had a big task to complete before Saturday’s toss up. The lineups of the first two eleven gave the first line on the way McEver is planning to run his revised outfit Saturday. One club is listed: Bauer and Brown, ends; Kerns and Smith, tackles; Golding and Ellis, guards; Hughes, center; Weant, quarter bapk; Warren and Camp, hair backs, and Voris fullback. Another showed: Hay and Lacy, ends; Collins and Abell, tackles; Leatherman and O’Donnell, guards: Archer. center; Dean, quarterback; Colfer and Oliphant, halfbacks, and Hazelwood, full back. -V U. S. DESTROYS 440 JAPANESE WARPLANES (Continued from Page One) them on the ground. Another 249 were accounted for Sunday. The enemy warship score in creased to at least 72 the total sunk, probably sunk or damaged in ac tions related to Gen. Douglas Mac Arthur’s invasion of Leyte Oct. 20. Adm. Chester W. Nimitz announ ing the continued neutralization of the Manila area in a communi que today, reported additional “heavy damage” was inflicted on ground installations. Three oil storage areas were set , afire on the north strip at Clark field and a tremendous explosion [ started another large fire in the northwest area of the same air drome. North of Malvar, a railway en , gine and five tanks cars were des troyed. ■ Five ships were sunk Sunday and | five more, plus several cargo ves sels, were damaged. One ship was . sunk Saturday and five plus several . cargo ships damaged. ; Adrr.. Nimitz said the total ol i cargo ships damaged on both days was 14. These ships were sunk Sunday three cargo vessels, one oil tanker, and one destroyer. Damaged: Two destroyers, two ■ destroyer escorts and one trawler and several cargo ships, bringing to 14 the two day toll Of these ves sels. Presence of many cargo ships in Manila harbor indicates the Japa l nese either have been able to slip one or more small convoys into the . Philippines or were preparing tc rush suppies to other Philippine islands. The destroyer and destroyer-es corts probably were for escorl duty. The two cruisers damaged Saturday might have been refugees from the second battles of the Phil ippines, Oct. 23-25. The two-day toll of 440 planes probably was the second highest oi the war in the Pacific, exceeded only by the 500 odd record of June “8-19, when the Fifth fleet destroy ed 402 in one day and followed up ‘ with scores more the succeeding 1 day. Admiral Nimitz said that for the two days 113 Japanese planes were shot out of the air and the as tounding total of 327 destroyed on ' ground. : “Many others were destroyed on the ground by strafing.” he added, making no attempt to estimate the number ORMOC VALLEY FIGHT GENERAL MACARTHUR’S HEADQUARTERS, Philip pines, Wednesday, Nov. 8.— (A** — The U. S. 24th division is locked in a critical fight in Ormoc valley cn Leyte with elements of four Jap anese divisions, including three rushed in as reinforcements, head: quarters reported today. This was the crucial battle pre saged by Japanese convoy land ings at Ormoc while the 24th was capturing Pinamopoan on Cariga ra bay and swinging south. Today’s communique said ele ments of the first, 30th and 102nd Nipponese divisions had augment ed the badly shattered 16th—the torturers of Bataan—in opposing the 24th. Three strong enemy counterattacks were repulsed. Heavy losses were inflicted on the enemy in these counterattacks, make at night just south of coastal Pinamopoan on northwest Leyte. The strength of them was great, constituting savage fighting equal to the heaviest encountered on the island. After they failed, the Japanese infiltrated American positions and some withdrawals were necessary but the ground lost has been re covered by the Yanks. The scene of the fighting is along the northern section oi the narrow v’inding road from Pinamopoan tc ormoc as well as in adjoining ridge barriers dominating the val ley. A spokesman said the Japanese were well dug in. However, con stant artillery shelling has forced the foe to restrict movements of reinforcements and supplies to the night hours. BOMB AIRFIELDS GENERAL MacARTHUR’S HEADUARTERS, PHILIPPINES Wednesday, Nov. 8.—(A*)—-Libera tor bombers dropped 260 tons of bombs on Japanese airfields in is lands ringing the Visayan sea dur I I ing the past 24 hours to keep them from interfering with American invasion operations at Leyte. Announcing the action in a com munique supplemet, Gen. Douglas MacArthur said at least 15 parked planes were destroyed, three in terceptors shot down and the run ways cratered. Ohio State Takes Lead lit Western Conference By HAROLD HARRISON COLUMBUS, O., Nov. 7.—Ufl— In his words and actions, Carroll Widdoes hardly fits the popular conception of a college football coach—but his product is doing a lot of speaking and acting for him. “Wid’s” Ohio State university team is unbeaten and untied in six games, is leading the western conference and there isn’t much doubt but that it’s the top all-ci vilian grid team in the nation. The stocky, 40-year-old Widdoes, who was born in the Philippine Islands of missionary parents, shocked everyone before the sea son started when he predicted Ohio State would have a pretty good team and stood a chance to win a majority of its games. However, that’s just as far as he’s ever gone. The mere fact that, without fuss or fanfare, he has produced an outstanding football team in his first year as head coach of a col lege squad probably helps explr-r why “Wid” is one of the mosl personable gents you’ll ever meet On the practice field he work like a Trojan but his instructions and words of advice are given lr such a calm manner that, stand ing on the sidelines, you rarely can hear him. “Wid’’ is the son of a United Brethren missionary and his par ents apparently are interned in th# Philippines. He hasn’t heard di rectly from them since November 1941 and he hasn’t seen them sine* 1938. He lived with them in th* Philippines until he was 13 years old. Then he came back to this country and lived at Lebanon. O., where the U. B. church maintains a home for children of mission aries. He attended Otterbein col lege, near Columbus, and won let ters in basketball, track, football and baseball. - His coaching career started at a Massillon (0.1 Junior High school and from 1934 until 1941 he assisted Paul Brown with the Mas sillon Senior High school team. He accompanied Brown to Ohio state in 1941 and took over the Bucks when Brown went to the Navy last spring. He has three sons. 15, 12 and four, and the oldest is developing into a pretty good football player in his own right. For recreation, “Wid” plays golf in the summer and handball in the winter. But from the way his team is performing he must spend most • of his time studying football. TICKETS MIXED 1 IN HOUSE RACE; GREENSBORO, Nov. 7.— UP) — \ The sixth congressional district election involving representative 1 Carl T. Durham, of Chapel Hill, and Worth D. Henderson, of , Greensboro, republican nominee, : was thrown into a state of con- , fusion in Guilford county today when it was learned that eighth . district tickets were distributed to at least eight precincts in this county. The board of elections, meeting in informal session late today with Henderson and GOP Chairman Z. H. Howerton, decided to delay ac tion in connection with the mixup until returns from the county had been completed. Henderson said he would make no statement pending the outcome of the election in counties and pre cincts not affected by the mixup. At Raleigh, Raymond Maxwell, chairman of the state board of elections, said the confusion ap parently had been cleared up that he had sent a sufficient number of sixth district ballots to Greens boro Monday night to take care of those which rightly belonged in the 8th district. The names of Rep. W. O Bur gin, incumbent, and GOP Candi date B. C. Brock appeared on the eighth district ballots. As the voting got under way to day, however, it developed that eighth district ballots were distri uted in the following precincts: Morehead numbers 2, 3 and 4, riendship and Jamestown, and Jreensboro Nos. 1, 7 and 14. J. L. Abbott, chairman of the ocal election board, estimated that ,000 ballots were affected by tha nixup. At Greensboro number 1— Vhite Oak—337 votes had ben :ast on the 8th district ballot be ore the error was discovered, Hen lerson stated, while 100 had been ,'oted at Pomona, Morehead No. i, and 95 at Morehead No. 3. -V In purchasing material for dra peries, get a guarantee of eolcr fastness of the cloth to washing, dry cleaning and strong light. AMATEUR BOXING "A True Sport" THALIAN HALL -8 BOUTS Wednesday Night 8:15 P. M. 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