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The Sports Trail
NEW YORK, March 2.—W—The
United States Lawn Tennis Asso
ciation again is dodging brickbats,
(bis time for its refusal to permit
»mateur and professional tennis
players to mingle in a war fund
exhibition, and it is not in the
least surprising that the guy do
ing the throwing is that ancient
mariner of the tennis seas, Bill Til
Off and on for 25 years now,
the angular, articulate racquet
man has been letting go with his
Sunday pitches at the amateur
tennis fathers, and at 52 he seems
to have lost none of his steam.
Personally, we think he has a
point this time as, the world being
on fire as it is, it seems rather
silly to insist that amateurs and
professional mut not rub shoul
ders, even if charity.
But regardless of the pros and
cons of the current dispute, the fact
remains that Tilden is running
true to form. Since the early ’20’s
he has been sticking pins in the
U.S.L.T.A. his petty histrionics on
the court which passed for color
we±e no less newsworthy than his
verbal squabbles with the tennis
The early disputes involved
mostly his amateur status because
of his syndicated writings on the
sport, although he branched off
Into other controversial subjects
without warning. Never a gent to
let his toes be stepped on without
a yelp. In 1923, he charged the
Davis Cup doubles committee ov
erstepped its bounds in giving him
advice in the challenge round. The
hatchet finally was buried.
The following year he withdrew
from the Olympic and Davis Cup
teams because he wasn’t allowed
to write for the newspapers, but
t^at decision didn’t keep him Iron
openly ciriticizing the cup commit
tee in 1925 for its method of se
lecting the team.
In 1926, he led an “insurgent’
move against the U.S.L.T.A. be
cause of its refusal to approvi
Franco-American exhibitions foi
All this time the player-writei
pot was simmering, and it finally
came to a boil in 1926. The in
ternational federation found hirr
guilty of violating the player-writ
er rule, and he was suspended noi
only in this country but in 34 oth
er member countries, leaving the
world’s greatest tennis player ir
midair, so to speak. The king hac
no court to call his own.
He was reinstated in 1929, and
when he turned pro the following
year it seemed his troubles were
over, as a pro can do just about
anything, except play against ama
The fallacy of that idea as far
as Tilden was concerned was dem
onstrated in 1936, when, he show
ed he could get into jams under
any circumstances. He was sus
pended by the pros for violating
the sanction rule, leaving him even
worse off than before. He couldn’t
play as an amateur and he
couldn’t play as a pro.
That trouble was cleared up, as
Bill Tilden isn’t the kind of guy
you leave out in the cold very
long. Right or wrong, the money
he draws at the box office is all
Now he’s showing he’s lost none
of his verbal sting by puncturing
the U.S.L.T.A. we have a nidea
that long after old age withers his
serving arm his tongue still will be
shooting sparks.
veteran Race Vtticial
Named Head Of Jockeys
City Matches
In Ping Pong
Are Planned
The city’s ping pong players who
expect to participate in the munic
ipal ping pong tournament were
busy this week with play-off’s for
the big event next Wednesday at
the Woodrow Wilson Hut.
So far this week, the YMCA,
Brigade Boys’ club, Industrial USO
club, Woodrow Wilson Hut, play
ground centers and the City Re
creation Department have held
tournaments to enter their winners
in the city-wide affair.
H. Vance Chadwick, of the Re
creation Department, pointed out
that entries are not closed to play
ers who are not members of those
clubs and organizations mentioned,
and others desiring to participate
should enter their names with the
Recreation Department, 223 Prin
cess street.
The boys’ division has been di-,
vided into two groups, the first in
cluding those 16 and under, and the
second including those above 17.
The girls participating in the tour
nament will be divided in a simi
lar manner.
Phillips Leads Golf
Tourney At Pinehurst
PINEHURST, March 2.—(fP)— H.
G. Phillips of Pinehurst ousted
medalist P. S. P. Randolph of
Port Judith, R. I., 4 and 3, to
day in the first round of the Pine
hurst senior golf tournament,
avenging a defeat he suffered at
the hands of Randolph in a meet
here 22 years ago.
Defending champion Captain T.
Roberts of Old Greenwich, Conn.,
came through the first on a 4 and 3
win over Arthur Ham of Scars
dale, N. Y.
C. S. Hawley of Washington de
feated M. S. Little of Hartford,
Conn., 2 and 1; and E. S. B.
Riley of Laconia, N. H., beat
Charles E. Sherman of ast Or
ange, N. J., 6 and 5.
In tomorrow's semi-final Phil
lips plays Hawley and Roberts
faces Riley.
8:00—Beginners’ swimming in
struction .
830:—Cadet boys’ gym classes.
10:30—Special Lenten service, the
Rev. Wilson, Fourth Street
Advent church in charge.
10:30—Junior boys’ gym and bas
ketball class.
10:45—Cadet class swim period.
11:30—Junior class swim period.
12:00—*Y’ Cadet Sunday school
basketball league. (Cham
Leland Baptist vs. Wintei
Park Baptist.
2:30—Senior members use of gyir
7:00—‘Y’ Senior Sunday schoo
basketball league.
Trinity Methodist vs. St
8:00—Leland Baptist vs. Maffjt
Village Baptist.
8:00—St. Andrews vs. Grace Meth
odist. i
Miracle and Crover Plastic
t Playing Cards
gQ» Market St. Dial
MIAMI. Fla., March 2.—(£>—A.
J. “Jack” Cleary, veteran racing
official, today was named gen
eral manager of the Jockeys’
Guild and given Czar-like powers.
The riders’ president. Sterling
Young, announced that Cleary had
been given the post for a six year
period, and would have “supreme
powers in all matters pertaining
to the Guild.”
He will serve under a verbal
contract. “In racing, a man’s
word and handshake are his
bond,” Cleary explained.
Cleary succeeds John Swisher
of Kentucky, who will continue
with the guild, Cleary said, “as
a valuable aide to me.”
The guild numbers about 500
jockeys, including all of the top
notch riders. The organization
works for the welfare of riders,
and has helped 30 of them out of
financial difficulties which result
ed from the cuVrent racing ban.
Young declared that jockeys
“have been seeking leadership
which would give us the recog
nition and confidence of the Am
erican public.”
Cleary has served as the stew
ard for the Florida State Racing
Commission, and as a track stew
ard at Garden State Park, Suf
fold Downs and Pascog.
(Continued from Page One)
have done well. Again, my deepest
The 11 staff officers who escaped
with MacArthur March 11, 1942,
and returned to see the flag raised
again were: Lt. Gen. Richard Su
therland, Maj. Gen. Spencer Aiken,
Maj. Gen. Hugh Casey, Maj. Gen.
William Marquat, Maj. Gen. Rich
ard Marshall, Maj. Gen. Paul Sti
vers, Brig. Gen. LeGrande Diller,
Brig. Gen. Charles Willoughby
Col. Sidney Huff, Lt. Col. Joe M :
Micking and Lt. Paul Rogers.
Brig. Gen. Carlos P. Romulo,
now resident commissioner to the
United States for the Philippine
Commonwealth, also was present
at the ceremony.
He had served on MacArthur’s
staff during the historic Ameri
can stand in 1942 and did the “Voice
of Freedom’’ broadcasts from Ma
linta tunnel.
Carolina Gridder Wins
Legion Of Merit Award
'CHAPEL HILL, March 2.—Lt.
Neal A. (June) Underwood, a na
tive of Sanford and member of the
university class of 1932, who was
an outstanding tackle on the Caro
lina football team during his stu
dent days, has been awarded the
Legion of Merit, fourth ranking
medal of the United States Army,
and a number of gold stars denot
ing participation in invasions and
battles, according to a letter jusi
received by Jack Lipman, Chape:
Hill merchant. Lt. Underwood is
now on the western front in Eu
Mr. Lipman, also recently hac
an interesting letter from Lt. (jg)
Harris Everett, a former tennii
star at Carolina, now on Naw
: duty in the Pacific, who reportet
he had recently seen Lt. Col. A lei
- Guerry, another former tennis sta:
and graduate student at Carolina
and son of Chancellor Guerry of thi
University of the South, and Ridle;
Whitaker, of Goldsboro, a forme
chairman of the Carolina Politica
Salvaged cartridge cases wil
now be used to make new pen
mes for America.
Nelson, Snead And Mc
Spaden Hot On Heels
- Of Link Leader
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 2.
_(U.R)_ Bob Hamilton kept his
touch and his two-stroke margin
in the $5,000 Jacksonville open
golf tourney today, but the Big
Three of the links were hot on
his heels.
Hamilton, national PGA cham
pion from Chicago, added a 31-36- ^
67 to his 65 yesterday, for a total.
of 132 at the end of the second1
round. Two strokes behind, bunch
ed at 134, were Byron Nelson,
Sammy Snead and Harold (Jug)
Snead shot a marvelous 32-33-65
on today’s rounds, > equalling the
new course record set yesterday
by Hamilton. Nelson, the leading
money-winner from Toledo, O., im
_ 1 , J _ 1. ~ « OO QA
piwvcu UJ 1**0 ---
68. McSpaden, the Sanford, Me.,
shotmaker, turned in a 33-34—67.
Galleries at the municipal course
lured by perfect golfing weather,
were described as the largest ev
er to follow a tournament here.
Snead’s comeback from his 69
of yesterday to the seven-under
par 65 card today gave warning
that he is back on his game. He
is now seeking his third straight
winter swing victory, one which
will widen his margin over Nelson
to six to four.
Craig Wood of Mamaroneck, N.
Y., who was tied with McSpaden
in second place after the first
round, dropped' to a 35-35—70 for
a two-day total of 137. Fred Haas,
Jr., New Orleans amateur, was
one stroke behind him with a 33-34
—67 for today’s play.
Other leaders at the halfway
Bruce Coltart. Rochester, N. Y.—
Sammy Byrd, Detroit—70-35-35—
Leonard Ott, Denver—71-35-34—
Willie Goggin, White Plains, N.
Frank Strazza, Greenwich, Conn.
Tony Penna, Dayton, O.—75-32
36— 143.
Bob Stupple, Glencoe, 111.—70-36
37— 143.
Leonard Dodson, San Francisco
Carl Dann, Orlando. Fla.—74-35
35- 144.
Chick Rutan, Birmingham, Mich.
Jim Gauntt, Ardmore. Okla.—71
36- 37—144.
Sam Schneider, Corpus Christ},
Claude Harmon. Grosse Pointe,
A1 Nelson, Ponte Vedra, Fla.—72
37- 37—146.
The Wanderers, last year's Vic
tory League champions at the
North Carolina Shipbuilding Co.,
bowed down to the Welders last
Wednesday night, and were hosts
to the winning bowlers at a chick
en and steak dinner at the Famous
The first game was close all
the way, with the Wanderers win
ning by one pin in the last frame.
The Welders took the lead in
the second and third games and
were never threatened by the
Wanderers: 1st 2nd 3rd Set
Jones _ 165 152 147 464
Horton . 140 148 106 403
Thomas -. 135 138 172 445
Jordan __ 210 174 152 536
Eagle . 167 190 157 514
Totals _ 826 802 734 2362
Welders: 1st 2nd 3rd Set
Vickery _ 149 _ _ 149
Pound _ 153 209 182 544
Duncan _ 141 200 167 508
Messer _ 237 172 226 635
Stratton _ 145 178 157 480
McCartney_ ... 153 135 288
Totals _ 825 912 867 2604
Cochrane May Battle
Doyle At Los Angeles
NEWARK, N. J„ March 2.—(/P)
—Willie Gilzenberg, Newark fights
promoter and manager of Freddie
(Red) Cochrane of Hillside, world
welterweight champion, said to
day he was sure he and Barney
Ross would come to an agreement
on staging a welterweight cham
pionship fight in Los Angeles in
The Newark promoter said Ross,
former welter champ, had tele
graphed him offering $35,000 to
have Cochrane, who recently was
honorably discharged from the
Navy, fight Jimmie Doyle of Los
Angeles for the championship.
Dean Of Racing Writers
Died At Home In Miami
MIAMI, Fla., March 2.—(U.P)—
Funeral services for Harry Wil
; liams, 75-year-old dean of racing
; writers who died at his home here
yesterday, will be held Monday.
1 His body will be cremated.
! Williams was the first editor of
’ the Daily Racing Form. He had
' continued sports writing through
1 the season which ended two months
ago with the Federal shutdown of
Members of the family sai^ that
■ general ill health attendant on his
age caused his death.
City Cage Champions
. .. i i i —BBB5BS
Here are the Shipyard Independents, who defeated the girls of the Electrical Department 28-21 in last
night’s championship game at New Hanover High Sschool. The girls will tangle with the WAC basketeers
from Fort Bragg on the high school court next Wednesday night.
Left to right, they are Dot Boylin, forward; Jean Campbell, guard; Ruby Thomas, forward; Kitty
Railey, guard; Lucille Hobbs, guard; Ann Lee Johnson, guard. Standing, W. A. Rogers, assistant coach;
Virginia Sellers, forward; Gladys Merritt, forward; Billie Stilwell, manageer; Katherine (Sparky) Stone,
forward; Grace Walton, guard; and Willard Price, coach._^__
The Shipyard Independents de
feated a fast Electrical Depart
ment basketball quint 28-21 last
night on the court of New Han
over High School to win the city
girls’ championship.
Leading the Independents to
victory was Virginia Sellers, cen
ter, who took high scoring honors
with 10 points, and Catherine
Stone, forward, who amassed a
total of eight.
The Independents opened the
scoring ana took an early lead
on a pivot-shot by Ruth Thomas,
and after that the Electrics never
threatened. The closest the losing
aggregation came to meeting the
Independents was near the end
of the third quarter when the score
was 22-19. The half-time marker
was 14-7.
The Independents will meet
the invading WAC’s from Fort
Bragg in the second benefit game
to be staged at New Hanover High
next Wednesday night.
The lineups:
Electrics: fg ft tp
Showner, f _ 3 0 6
Johnson, f _ 2 15
Morris, f _ 3 3 9
Lanier, g _ 0 0 0
Smith, g - 0 0 0
Scott, g _ 0 0 0
Hfilliim* n n n
Best, g _ 0 0 0
Totals _ 8 4 20
Independtns: fg ft tp j
Stone, f _ 4 0 8
Thomas, f_2 15
Boykin, f _ 113
Sellers, f _ 4 0 10
Campbell, g _ 0 0 0
Railey, g .. 0 0 0
Walton, g_ 0 0 0
Johnson, g _ 0 0 0
Totals _ 13 2 28
General Manager Herb Pennock
of the Philadelphia Phillies announ
ced today that Gus Mancuso, 39
year-old veteran national league
catcher, has signed with the Phils.
Salary teams were not disclosed.
The Giants gave Mancuso an un
conditional release after last sea
son, when he appeared in 80
.tseiore tne war toe New Hanover
Fishing club of Wilmington was
the largest of its kind in the world,
boosting a membership of more
than 1,000 fishermen. In the face
of wartime difficulties and re
strictions, the club has managed
to carry on. Its membership has
dwindled to about 300, but George
Canady, secretary, thinks the pro
spects are looking better this year
and the new season gets off to
what is hoped to be its most active
wartime year, following the an
nual meeting Monday night in the
New Hanover courthouse.
To be taken into consideration at
the meeting is whether the club
will include deep sea lishing in its
activities this year, it has been
reported that the Government may
let the boys go out as far as 12
miles. The ban oh deep sea fishing
iias been in effect since the first
year the U. S. entered the war.
Here is an explanation of the
fishing zones which will be in ef
fect this year in accordance with
the club's rules pertaining to priz
Fish eligible for competition in
Zone A must be caught between
and including Moore’s Inlet and
southwardly down to and includ
ing Corncake Inlet.
Fish to be eligible for competi
tion in Zone B must be caught be
tween the northern side of Moore s
Inlet and northwardly to the south
ern boundary of White Hills on
Topsail Inlet. _ _
The Mira Mar pier and Kure’s
nier will be open for fishermen
this vear, following repairs to
damage caused by the storm last
ATheS<Mira Mar pier will be ex
tended to about 600 feet, and
Kure’s pier will be extended to the
•n?nel“T” about 800 feet. Both
Holder oi tne record ior cnannei
bass within the club’s limits for
men is George Hutaff, Sr., who
entered a 54-pound fish in 1930. He
has made a standing offer of $100
to the club member exhibiting
a channel bass to beat his record,
and is still the title holder.
Holder of the channel bass re
cbrd for women is Mrs. Sam
Blake, who exhibited a 32-pound
fish in 1941.
Here are the other standing re
cords of the club.
For men:
Channel bass, 54 pounds, George
Hutaff, Sr., 1930.
Bluefish, 10 1-4 pounds, E., R.
Johnson, 1935.
Virginia mullet, three pounds,
one ounce, Edmund McLaurin,
Trout, seven pounds, eight oun
ces, H. E. Rogers, 1933.
Flounder, nine pounds, nine oun
ces, W. E. Yopp, Sr., 1937.
Sheepshead, nine and one half
pounds, W. A. McDonald, 1939.
Shark, 258 pounds. E. A. Jones,
Stingray, 145 pounds. M. B. Mur
phy, 1940.
Black drum, 54 1-4 pounds, Capt.
E. T. Damon, 1940.
For ladies:
Channel bass, 32 pounds, Mrs.
Sam Blake, 1941.
Bluefish, four and three quarter
pounds, Mrs. S. J. Springer, 1933.
Virginia mullet, three pounds,
four ounces, Mrs. A. L. Freeman,
Trout, five and one half pounds,
Mrs. F. L FormyDuval, 1941.
Flounder, six pounds, Mrs. F. H.
Bagg, 1940.
Shark, 48 pounds, Mrs. N. G.
Thompson, 1938.
«*B,1,ack,drurn> 10 Pounds, Mrs. F.
Molleycheck, 1939.
Showing Them How
Coach Wesley Bennett, center, of Camp Lejeune. loops in one
of his five baskets in helping the Marines defeat the Shipyard Stars,
56-29, last night in the New Hanover High gym. Joe Tysinger and
Amos Howard of the ’Yards are in the shot.
GundarHaegg Works Out
For Track Meet Tomorrow
NEW YORK. March 2—!.?>)—Guil
der Haegg, Swedish mile swiftie,
worked out on a board track for
the first time today and found it
much softer than the steel deck of
a boat.
Haegg. who completed a month's
voyage from Sweden only yester
day and runs against America's
unbeaten 1945 mile champ tomor
row. jogged approximately a mile
on the outdoor pine oval of New
York University, testing various
kinds of spiked shoes.
Both Haegg and hurdler Haakon
Lidman, another Swede, will com
pete in special events at the IC-4A
indoor championships on Madison
Square Garden’s 11-lap track Sat
urday night.
Haegg will oppose Jim Rafferty,
winner of five straight races this
winter; Forest Efaw, national
three-mile champ; Rudy Simms of
New York and Don Burnham, na
tional 1,000 yard king.
Asked if he thought he could beat
Rafferty, whose best time is 4:13.1,
Haegg replied no, explaining he
had had but six w'orkouts on the
23-day ocean voyage.
“Do you think you can scare our
Yankee runners” he was asked.
“From what I hear Yankees
don’t scare easy,” came the reply
in 90 per cent Swedish and 10 per
cent English.
Lidman bounded over a few hur
dles in the brief workout, their
only one execpt for a visit to the
Garden tomorrow. The hurdler will
run against Owen Cassidy of the
Columbia midshipmen, and Sgt.
Bill Mitchell in both 50 and 60
yard exhibitions.
The tw'o Swedes with their be
lated arrival and their willingness
to compete after being on shore
only 50 hours has stolen the lime
light completely aw'ay from the
Army-Navy duel for top honors in
the annual college meet.
The West Point Cadets are fa
vored to retain the crown they won
for the first time a year ago,
chiefly because they are likely to
garner between 25 and 30 points in
the shot put, 35-pound weight
throw and pole vault.
The Army team is virtually the
same as that of last winter with
the addition of Felix (Doc- Blanch
ard and Ralph Davis, brother of
Footballer Glenn, in the shot put
and Max Minor, who was entered
but didn’t score in 1944, in the
sprint and broad jump.
However, Navy won four indi
vidual titles last year to only two
for Army, and returns tomorrow
with three of the champions plus
some plebe talent. John Caskey
in the 300; Bert Atkinson, Jr., in
the high jump; and Fred Bouw
man in the broad jump are the
middie defending titlists.
Probably the strongest event of
the meet is the high jump where
Atkinson will have to outleap fa
vored Joe Conley of Dartmouth,
Pennsylvania’s Bob Bredin, Col
gate’s George Heddy, Cornell’s Jim
Hartshorne and Paul Robeson, Jr.,
in addition to his own teammate
Ben Martin.
Models complete to the small
est detal have saved millions of
dollars in America’s shipbuilding
program, because they show up
blueprint errors before actual
construction begins.
Marines Beat Shipyard
All-Star Cage Quintet
56-29 At New Hanover
OLD MISS, 60-43
LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 2.—
(U.R)—Georgia Tech downed Miss
issippi State, 60 to 43, in the open
ing game of the quarter-finals of
the Southeastern Conference bas
ketball tournament here this after
Tech took an early lead behind
the sharp-shooting of Billy Wil
liams, who with 18 points, duplicat
ed his mark yesterday in leading
the 68-49 victory march over the
The Engineers led 27 to 21 at
the end of the first half in the
loosely-played game. 0. R. Collier
and E. A. Holliday each had 10
points for Tech. High scorer for
State was L. C. McDougal, with 16
In the final game of the after
noon card, Auburn was expected
to give Tennessee’s resurgent Vol
unteers very little trouble. Ten
nessee ousted Mississippi in yes
terday’s activity, 59-37.
Alabama and Tulane were to
open tonight’ performances at 7:30.
Alabama, with five wins and three
losses, was given a slight nod
over Tulane, with three wins and
three losses.
J_«uuis>iailcl CIcHC umvciait^ was
expected to furnish little more than
token resistance for Kentucky in
the final game tonight. Kentucky
dropped Florida out of the tourna
ment yesterday by a 57-35 count.
Local Group Endorses Port
Bill For Assembly Action
(Continued from Page One)
Before the erasures made yes
terday afternoon, it provided also
that the Governor and Council
might authorize appropriations up
to $25,000 for the operating ex
penses of the Ports Authority. This
was deleted upon the suggestion
of legislative advisors, who ex
plained during Thursday’s meet
ing between a Wilmington delega
tion and Gov. R. Gregg Cherry
that even so modest a request as
this might doom the bill in com
mittee, since legislative finance
group members have described
any additional budget additions as
The clause limiting the Port Au
thority’s original recommendation
for Wilmington to $1,000,000 was
intended for application by the
current Legislature, and was
stricken out yesterday as tending
to hamper action which might be
taken by the Ports Auhority at
a later date.
It had been called unlikely at
the meeting with Gov. Cherry that
the State would find itself 5n a po
sition to purchase any such bonds
in the immediate future, but par
ticipants in yesterday’s meeting
agreed that “unforeseeable” chan
ges 111 auuuue 111 udicign
follow victory in the war.
Passage of the bill without pro
vision for funds, although it prob
ably will postpone State action,
will not prevent action in the in
terim by the City or other local
agencies, it was brought out at
the meeting. City Councilman So
ber R. Romeo expressed the
group's opinion by saying “As long
as it doesn’t stop us from doing
what it doesn’t do, there is no
reason to hold it up.”
(Rep. J. Q. LeGrand’s bill pro
viding for issuance by Wilming
ton of revenue bonds for port-ter
minal construction and other pub
lic improvements became law last
night by passage in the Senate.)
Following the meeting, Wilming
ton Port Commission members in
dicated their intent to write let
ters of appreciation to Capus M.
Waynick, chairman, and Felix A.
Grisette, managing director of the
State Planning 'Board group which
came to inspect terminal sites and
harbor prospects in Wilmington,
sent members to distant ports for
comparison-purposes and present
ed the Governor with a seven-page
report recommending fulfillment of
Wilmington's requests for State
Yesterday afternoon’s meeting
was attended by Mayor Ronald
Lane, City Manager A. C. Nichols,
City Councilmen Edgar L. Yow,
Robert R. Romeo and Garland S.
Currin, City Attorney W. B. Camp
bell, County Commission Chairman
Add;son Hewlett, Sr., N. L. Foy,
Horace Pearsall, J. T. Hiers and
C. D. Hogue.

Man Gets Three Months
In Robberies From ACL
Troy O. Crisp, 32, charged with
receiving stolen go6ds, was sen
tenced to three months on the
County farm yesterday by Supv
icr Court Judge W. H. S. Burg
wyn. Crisp was charged with
having in his possession chewing
gum, cigarets, films and other ar
ticles, in the value of about $50,
which were the property of the
Atlantic Coast Line railroad.
Alfred Neil, Roscoe McDuffie,
Alonzo Richardson, and James
Spicer, Negroes, charged with
robbery, were placed on two years
probation each yesterday in Su
perior court. Harry Lee Wilker
son, Negro, also charged with rob
bery , was sentenced to 12 months
on the State roads.
Contrary to popular belief Rob
ert Fulton did not build the first
steamboat—there were 35 built
before his.
Maddox And Bennett Ract,
Coasting to their eleventh stra'Ai
victory and 20th in 23 games f
season, Camp Lejeune's ramp?'
mg Marines easily ou,scored an ,'
T/n 'Trd Squad las< ni hi l
the New Hanover High gym 56-29
The contest was the feature
traction of a benefit double-header'
for Camp Davis convalescents
. The Publicized duel between I.
jeune’s All-American Jack Maddox
and the Yard's Neil Cockerham
turned out all Marine, as the Tex?
sharpshooter-although playing le4
than half the contest—racked un
12 points to his opponent's fou
Coach Wesley Bennett of the
visitors, playing his first game in
several weeks, socked in 10 coun"
Frank McCall was high man for
the losers, with eight. He scored
the night s first bask6t, giving ^
Yardmen their moment of gior,
before the Leathernecks found the
lunge to take a 10-3 first-quarter
lead, which they increased to 24-10
at the half.
Lejeune’s cagers, enjoying th>
work-out before Sunday’s grudge
battle at New River against
Cherry Point hardly took two deep
breaths in running up 56 points
sugntly better than their year-long
average of 62 per contest. The Stars
were willing and worked hard, but
their inexperience made it impos
sible for them to cope with the
servicemen’s topnotch collegians
A disappointingly small crowd
enjoyed the show, as the Leather
necks occasionaly turned on the
heat, stringing' together some very
pretty passing', often forsaking a
shot to keep up the puzzling floor
work. With the exception of Joe
Sylvestri, every Marine managed
to score.
The box score:
Lejeune: fg fp pf tp
Maddox, f _ B 0 0 12
Munson, f - 4 0 2 8
Carroll, f . 10 0 2
Sylvester, f - 0 0 1 (I
Kopsa, f - 2 0 2 .4
Berg, c _ 10 12
Bennett, c _ 5 0 1 10
Mulvihill, g _ 1113
Port, g .. 1113
Thompson, g_1 0 ft 1
Brehmer, g_ 3 0 18
Holborn, g _ 2 0 14
27 2 11 56
Shipyard Stars: fg fp pf tp
McCall, f _ 4 0 2 8
Cockerham, f -- 1 2 0 4
Wilson, f _ 0 0 ft 0
Croom, f_ 0 0 0 0
Tysinger, c_0 ft 1 0
Lambert, c _ 1 10 3
Howard, g r- 0 2 0 2
Smith, g - 3 11"
Norton, g - 1 10 3
Wiles, g ..- 1 0 0 2
z 11 7 4 23
Score at halftime: Lejeune 24,
Stars 10.
Officials: Sadan and Everett,
Foul throws missed: Brehmer
2, Port, McCall, Cockerhan, Wiles,
Norton 3.
Miss Cordelia B. Foster, chair
man of window displays of the Wil
mington Red Cross War Fund
publicity committee, said yester
day that Boy Scouts will start at
9 a.m. today to distribute Red
Cross window and wall poster!
throughout the business district.
Miss Foster asked that merchan t
receive these posters, and use
them in connection with window
Red Cross War Fund campa-j"
headquarters announced that Ra
bi Mordecai Thurman, chairman o
the War Fund campaign speakers
committee, has sent letters to a
clubs, organizations and large busi
ness concerns, advising them " ■
speakers will be available for ■
'next two or three weeks to 1
the Red Cross story to organic
tions and employe groups P
request, „,,i.
Robert Strange, campaign cn •
man, stated that preliminary «
ganizaticn of details is ’-akin* ■
rapidly, and that volunteei P ,
nel will be recruited and supp
with materials to start the
ing of gifts about March la
Strange also urged that the p
lie watch the columns of the P
and gather from othersou
complete knowledge of this
appeal, and be ready to g"
erous gifts to the Red C os^_^
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