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To Beat New Hanover yeK Hanover High’s baseball m will open its 1945 season this afternoon at 3:45 o’clock at the Thirteenth and Ann street field ,herl the Wildcat nine encounters L whteville High horsehiders. In the last Whiteville-Wildcat outing. the home team emer§ed on the heavy end of a 3-2 score. bat as the locals fail to boast a ing]e returning letterman, they wiU take to the field as the under dogs this afternoon. Kenneth Rogers, an eighteen vcar-old righthander from Maurey High schooi in Norfolk, will de finTtely handle the mound duties ,0J. the 'Cats in the Whiteville f1r,e However, there is a possi bility that he may be ruled ineligi ble for conference play because of grades. | Hacksaw Tuttle, relief catcher wjth last year’s Wildcats, will compose the other half of the bat tery. Coach Dandelake refused to pre diet the outcome of the tilt, but uiged all baseball enthusiasts to come out and lend the home club moral support. Dandelake dded that if the score permits, all boys on the squad will see ac lion. Harry Smith, a right handed hurler with last season's Wildcats, will start on the Inital sack; Tinky Rogers at the keystone position; Jack Marcus at shortstop; J c Price at third; Duncan Futrelle at right field; Toddy Fennell, var sity basketball guard, at center field; and Howell Sharpe at left field. Although this is Sharpe’s first year of baseball, he has learned last and has taken over the clean up place in the batting order. Sharpe is a portsider, and should lift a few homers over the right field fence before the season clos es. t The Sports Trail Eligibility Rule Hit By Service Question By WHITNEY MARTIN NEW YORK, March 29.— UP) — \Ve imagine must schools..will re vert to their pre-war eligibility rules after the wax. At least to the extent the athletes will have to be enrolled in an institution be fore they can represent' it in ath letics. Which brings up the question of what shall be done about some of the boys who have been com peting on college teams while ac tuals in the armed services. That means the V-12 and V-5 perform ers. The preflight schoos, although separate institutions having their own athletic setups, also must be considered. The point is whether or not the competition of these service men on such teams shall count against their eligibility- should they return to school after the war. There undoubtedly will be argu ments advanced pro and con, and both sides have talking points. Personally, we’re as neutral as Switzerland right now. possibly because we have the unfortunate faculty of seeing both sides at once. Without the aid of mirrors, either. Those who think the service men competing on college teams as V-12 or V-5 students, or on preflight school teams, should have that competition count against their fnture eligibility will maintain the boys actually were going to college, and receiving credits which will count in their favor when they resume their stu dies later. That these V-12’s and V-5’s should not be charged with a year or two years of college competi tion, while teammates competing under the same conditions but not enrolled as Navy trainees , would have such competition chargd against (hem would obviously be unfair, it will be argued. Those looking at the other side of the picture will argue that the trainees, although competing vol untarily, are not necessarily com peting for schools of their own choosing. That is, they are in the service just as emphatically as a fox-holed G-I, and having been snatched from their civilian status to operate under Government or ders, what they do in an athletic way during their period of service should not be carried over to their post-war activities. The preflight schools constitute colleges in themselves. Naturally the emphasis is on subjects that point directly toward the develop ment of the boys as fliers, but they nonetheless are, to all intents and purposes, colleges, and in ath letics compete against college teams. The athletes on the college teams are spending their eligibili ty period in games with preflight teams. Should the preflight ath letes against whom these collegi ans are competing be immune to this eligibility tax? Frankly, we dunno. and we have an idea there will be a lot of verbal hair-pulling and “sez yous” before the problem is iron ed out. If they decide such com petition shall not count, there will be boys competing on college teams after the war who already have had, theoretically at least, four years of college plav, count ing a couple of years before they went into the service and a couple in the service. —-V State College Opens Season Against G.I.’s RALEIGH, March 29.— MPt—State College’s baseball team, being handled this year by Coach Beattie Feathers, will ot>en its season here tomorrow by Dlaving Camp But ner on Doak Field. The game with the Cherry Point Marines, scheduled for today, was cancelled at the request of the Marines. State will begin its ration league schedule by playing Carolina Pre flight here Monday afternoon. Portrait and Commercial Photography gem studio 119 Grace St. — Phone 622J ^Tho Jewel Box GIFT SHOP ^MVIlminfton’i Only Oownnaire Store VI Headquarters For ■ fine gifts I Come In and Make Hour ■ Selections! B Located Downstairs ■the jewel box If 109 North Front St KEM Miracle and Cruver Plastic Playing Cards I'HKARDS 209 Market St. Dial Z-3224 b I ,CUN MORE DISTILLERIES COMPANY, Ineorpomed, LOUISVILLEJCT. FIELD PREPARES FOR NCAA SWIM MEETING TODAY Michigan and Ohio State Are Co-Favorites For Team Championship ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 29. -(TP)—A small but select field of 70 athletes firom midwest and eastern colleges will compete for eleven individual titles and the team championship in the 22nd National Collegiate Athletic Asso ciation swimming meet here to morrow and Saturday. Michigan’s squad, Western Con ference champions seeking their 13th NCAA championship, and Ohio State are co-favorites for the team title with Cornell an out side possibility. Because of travel restrictions most of the eastern contenders are sending only one or two swim mers after individual titles. Yale, last year’s winner, and the usual ly strong North Carolina, Army and Navy teams are not entered. The nation’s top sprinter, Eu gene Rogers of Columbia, is ex pected to take individual meet ho nors and the banner race may be his meeting with Michigan’s Cap tain Mert Church in the 11-yard free style Saturday night. Rogers is NCAA 220 and AAU 440 and 880 titlist and has won 56 of his 57 collegiate races, while Church holds the western confer ence crowns at 50 and 100. Schools represented include Cor nell, Columbia, Ohio State, Michi gan, Wayne, Michigan State, Iowa, Minnesota, Princeton, Canisius, Northwestern, Rensselaer Poly, Il linois Tech, Indiana and Purdue. HIGH TEAMS HIT BY CAGE RULING CHICAGO, March 29— <*) —A new rule, designed to curb the “endless procession” of substi tutes in the waning minutes of high school basketball games will go into effect next season, H. V. Porter, secretary of the National Basketball Rules Committee, an nounced today. He said the rule affecting high school teams only was passed re cently in New York at a special meeting following fh e annual meeting of the rules committee. “At a special called session of the National Basketball Committee of the United States and Canada, a curb was placed on the con fusion cused in games where there has been an endless proces sion of substitutes in the last few minutes by the team behind in the score.” Porter said in a pre pared statement. “Under the new rule for 1945-46, it will be illegal for any. player to re-enter a game if he is with drawn during the last four min utes of play. The only exception would be in case of a tie, and for a tie game each overtime period will be treated the same as the last four minutes.” Porter said, of the exception, that a player withdrawn during the last four minutes of regular play, could play" in the overtime periods, but once withdrawn in a period could not re-enter. He said the rule was instituted because coaches would send in a substitute almost every time the whistle blew near the end of the game in order 1o gain a few sec onds on each play. ---v— Two Athletic Player* Take Physical Exam* PHJLADELPHIA, March 29 — (U.R) — Outfelders Hal Peck and Charley Metro of the Philadelphia Athletics underwent physical ex aminations at the Philadelphia induction center today. Metro, former Detroit Tiger, was told to report back tomorrow af ter X-ray studies were made of a slight brain concussion he suf fered in a mine explosion several years ago. Peck, purchased from the Mil waukee club for $20,000 and four players, was given an X-ray ex amination of the left foot. He shot off two toes from the foot during a hunting accident near his home in Genesee. Wis., in 1942. Peck’s case may be sent to Washington for final decision. --V Dixie Walker Offered Salary In War Bonds BEAR MOUNTAIN, N. Y., March 29.—(01—“If Dixie Walker will accept his salary in war bonds which will have a maturity value of the price he has put on his service he can consider him self as good as signed to a Dodger contract,” said Branch Rickey, club president today when in formed his principal holdout and National League batting king had expressed a willingness to be paid in bonds this year. Walker has demanded a salary of $22,500. The purchase price of bonds with a maturity value of that amount would be $16,875. The Dodgers latest salary offer to the holdout was $18,000. Last year Wal ker earned $14,000. ^WATClMlEPAIMIffi 9 GUARANTEED li Quick Service I Ei Teach Watehaa Ta Tell ■ Tha Trait I The Jewel Box ■ _m N. j»»t Tennis Star Commands Camp Lejeune Outfit CAMP LEJEUNE, March 29.— Marine Second Lieutenant Helen Marlowe, tennis star, would like to revisit the Orient, but just now she is busy with her duty as com manding officer of the women Ma rines who form the permanent staff of the Women's Reserve Schools here. Lt. Marlowe would have a food reason for going to the Orient for she is defending champion of the All Commers’ Championship Title of China, Siam, the Phillipines— and Japan' She won the title in 1937, just before war broke out between China and Japan, at which time she returned to the States. But this spring the tennis star who enlisted in August, 1943, is doing her playing on the courts at this Marine center. Tennis is strictly a “liberty-time” occupa tion for Lt. Marlowe, but she finds time to practice the hard-smash ing strokes which carried her into top-flight tennis circle. She will play this summer as the only woman member of the Camp Le jeune tennis team. Lt. Marlowe played last in a big-time match at Forest Hills, Long Island, when she was one of the 32 players invited for that annual classic in August, 1944. Titles which the Marine officer has held include national hard courts singles, national gi r 1 s’ doubles, California state singles, Pacific Coast singles and Southern California singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Lt. Marlowe, who learned her tennis under the instruction of Wynn Mace, famous West Coach, played for seven years as the mix ed double partner of Ellsworth Vines and she also played as a partner with Bill Tilden just be fore he turned professional. Lt. Marlowe completed officers’ training in November, 1943, and was an instructor in orietation courses in tactics, landing opera tions and chemical warfare in the women Marines’ recruit depot here. She was transferred to Phil adelphia, Pennsylvania in August, 1944, and remained there until her rpppnt assignment here. PERKINS REVEALS MINE COMPROMISE (Continued from Page One) strike poll by the National Labor Relations Board in favor of strik ing in the event Lewis and his policy committee deem it neces sary. President Roosevelt has been notified of the strike vote result. If all efforts fail and the Govern ment has to take over the mines to prevent an interruption of pro duction of war-needed coal, he would have to issue the order for seizure. Extension of the present agree ment, requested by Solid Fuels Administrator Ickes, “was not dis cussed” at today's miner-operator negotiations, Miss Perkins said. “It was my impression that both sides would prefer to reach a new contract (rather than extend the present one),” she said. “My proposal would not break either the industry or the price situation,” she added. This latter remark was taken to mean that she believes it would not upset the Administration’s Economic Stabilization Program After her Tuesday meeting with the negotiators, she said she had suggested a lump sum agreement, to be spread over the various Lew is demands, but some opposition immediately arose on the grounds that this would imperil the eco nomic policy against inflation. The Wednesday vote did not mean a strike would take place, but widespread absenteeism is normal for the pre-Easter days and Easter Monday. Holy days, end of the Lenter period and celebration of the an niversary of the eight hour day all combine this year to encourage sporadic layoffs which may 01 may not be accentuated by th« crisis over a new contract. LOU NOVA, BAKSI READY FOR CLASH NEW YORK, March 29. — (IP) — Lou Nova, the reformed yogi man, and Joe Baksi, the reformed coal miner, will clash tomorrow in a ten-round heavyweight bout at Madison Square Garden. Nova, notable more for his cos mic punch and dynamic stance than for consistent ring perform ances, now is being handled by the veteran manager, James J. Johnston, and the assumption is that Johnston will influence the 30 - year -,.old Californian to fight the way he did when he whipped Max Baer and Tommy Farr in a half dozen years ago. Baksi, who rose from obscurity last year to become one of the leading wartime heavyweights, also is on trial. In his last garden start he was whipped by Lee Oma. Baksi will weigh about 210 pounds to Nova’s 203 and the bout is expected to draw about 15,000 and a $50,000 gate. -V Carolina Track Team Schedules Four Meets CHAPEL HILL, March 29.—U?) —North Carolina’s track team has scheduled four dual engagements this spring. Coaches are not too enthusiastic over prospects. Approximately 90 men have been working out and few have had experience. Not a single letterman has returned from last spring’s squad. The schedule; April 14—Georgia Tech at At lanta; May 5—United States Naval Academy at Annapolis; 12—Duke at Chapel Hill; 19—Virginia at Charlottesville; June—A.A.U. meet at Chapel Hill. -v_ Boston Beats Yanks 12-6 In Exhibition ATLANTIC CITY, N. Y„ March 29.—(JP)—Home runs by Bob John son and Nick Polly helped the Boston Red Sox defeat the New York Yankees 12 to 6 today in the first of nine exhibition games be tween the two teams. A crowd of 2,618 paid plus 1500 wounded soldiers admitted free witnessed the game. Rex Cecil blanked the Yankees with two hits in the first five in nings, with Francis (Red) Barrett yielding all the Yankee runs in the four he worked. The Red Sox banged Walter Dub iel, Floyd Bevens and Allen Gettel for 16 hits, Center Fielder Leon Culberson having a perfect day with four hits and a walk. -V Red Cross Drive Leader Expresses Appreciation (Continued from Page One) down when they meet our enemy at ‘some disputed barricade'.” Strange once again urged all workers to continue their effort and team captains to finish their solicitation as soon as possible. The chairman also said that firms are urged to turn in their reports to headquarters. Because of the manpower shortage, he said, and because some of the volunteer workers have to attend to their private businesses, it would be ap preciated if firms would bring in their reports to headquarters at Second and Princess streets, and not wait until volunteer workers call. -V BEN AGE Funeral services for Ben Age, 56, who died Tuesday, will be held at the Pilgrims’ Rest Baptist church, Wrightsville Sound, at 2 p.m. Sunday. -y More than 100.000 people are stricken with lobar pneumonia ev ery year in the United States. CoffieldSet To Battle Junior Wrestling Champ Today Is The Day! Champions may come and champions may go, and, to Jimmy Coffields estimation, titles may change hands tonight. Slated as the leading contender and a veteran at the Wrestling Game, Coffield is out to wrest the crown from the fast moving Brooklynite, Dave Levin, now claimant of the Jr. Heavy-Weight Worlds Champion Title. \ Levin, fast and tricky, will have to really display his knowledge tonight, when the gong sounds for the main event to start. This Championship Match is slated for two out of three falls, 90 minutes time limit. Poors will open at 7 p.m. The first match ia set foe 8:15 o’clock. Nation’s Top Golfers Prep To Renew Battle On Hope Valley Course W ■■ ■■■ Players Out To Break Monopoly Held By Nelson and Snead DURHAM, March 29 —(U.PJ— The nation’s top-notch golfers will re new their battle against the Byron Nelson — Sam Snead “monopoly" tomorrow when they tee off on the rolling Hrpe Valley course here in the opening round of the second annual $5,000 Durham open golf tournament. Craig Wood, of Marmaroneck, N. Y., defending Durham champion, is definitely the sentimental favorite with the local fans. Among the pros the opinion is that Nelson, who comes from Toledo, O., prob ably will annex the first prize money of $1,000 to run his season's cash winnings to $11,885. To date Snepd, of Hot Springs, Va., and top money-winner Nelson have taken 12 of the 16 tourna ments on the winter circuit, with each having six victories. A prediction of cooler weather to morrow was welcomed by the field of approximately 75 entries. The touring pros came here Monday from Greensboro but have practic ed only lightly because of Vie un usually hot weather. The three-day event calls for 18 holes tomorrow and Saturday and 36 on Sunday. Fred Coccoran, PGA tournament manager, made a fi nal inspection with the sponsoring Durham Junior Chamber of Com merce Committee, of the Hope Val ley Country Club course late today, and predicted that a 72-hole score of 274, six under par, would win. Wood won last year with a 271 when play was split between the Hillindale and Hope Valley cour ses. Defending Durham champion Craig Wood will travel the course tomorrow' with Gene Kunes and Willie Goggin, while Sam Snead will be with G-eorge Low and Roy Teague. _ Manor * Big Double Fight and Fun Show! ! ! t||>r LAUREL & HARDY —In— N?' “BEAU HUNKS’* Rustlers Run Into Hot Lead and Flying Fists! KEN MAYNARD HOOT GIBSON —*n— “Wild Horse Stampede” —Plus— | Phantom No. 13 —Also— | [ 3 Stooges BIG KIDDIE SHOW SAT. 1 FREE PRIZES—SURPRISES ! Today and Saturday 62 Stars—-2 Bands In Brilliant Musical “HOLLYWOOD CANTEEN” 10 Songs Including “Don’t Fence Me In’* Shows: 1:15-3:45-6:15-8:45 Last Feature at 9:10 Today i Never so « on to Terror! jf| tiers. Linda m tird Cregar M El SQUARE'* s and Chills! jH Today ani 1 ii* Saturday 1/ New Thrills If with Death Stalking || Its Calls |\ “TIIE HOUSE OF FEAR l\ Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Aubrey Mather Also: "Haunted Harbor” ^ ■ -=a Today and t. . ■ u ,i. J Saturday Radio’s Favorite M Singing Bur,karoo if Jimmy Wakely in li “SONG OF THE RANGE” ■ With Dennis Moore M Nee “Lassis” White AI»o: “Captain America” Steve Gromek Slated To Hurl For Indians CHAMPAIGN, 111., March 29. (£>)—Steve Gromek, who pitched the Cleveland Indians to ten vic tories last season, will open th^ Indians’ exhibition schedule against Chanute Field here tomor row before an audience of several thousand servicemen. Bob Schultz, former Piedmont and Eastern Pennsylvania leaguer, will pitch for the soldiers from Chanute Field. Civilians will get a chance to see the Indians in action Saturday when Manager Lou Boudreau pits his team against his Alma Mater, the University of Illinois. NET TiTLEMES TO MRS. RIHBANY CHESTNUT HILL, Mass., March 29.—(U.R)—After dropping the first set, Mrs. Helen Pedersen Rihbany pf New York staged a determined comeback today to win the Na tional Women’s Indoor Tennis championship from Defending Tit list Katharine Winthrop of Hamil ton at the Longwood Cricket Club. The score was 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. Subdued at the outset by her rival’s sparkling net' play, Mrs. Rihbany wrested control of the match in the second set and was never in danger. Her baseline volleys continually caught Miss Winthrop unprepared, and her magnificent lobbing kept the cham pion away from the forecourt. The blonde New Yorker played steadily throughout the last two sets, forcing Miss Winthrop into numerous errors with her stinging service and her powerful cross court forehand smashes. With the games tied 3-3 in the final set, Miss Winthrop resumed her net game briefly, but after taking three straight points was passed repeatedly when she tried to move from the baseline. In the doubles competition, Miss Winthrop gained a measure of revenge by teaming with Mrs. Mel vin M. Johnson Jr., of Brookline to defeat Mrs. Rihbany and Mrs. Stokum of New York 6-4, 7-55. -V PORTION OF BEEF CEILING INVALID (Continued from Page One) An OPA spokesman estimated processor firms handle 85 per cent of the national beef production. Both processor and non-proces sor slaughterers have testified in recent hearings before Congres sional committees that OPA ceil ings have put them in a price “squeeze” and made it impossible to operate profitably. The Emergency Court’s rulings were handed down in five deci sions affecting a number of pack ing companies, including one of the “big four” processor firms— Armour and Co. While not indicating what allow ance should be made for non-pro cessing packers, the court said: “But to the extent that the al lowance is inadequate to cover cost there must be a revision up ward of the indicated losses suf fered by the non-processing slaughters as a group under the existing maximum prices for car cass beef, with cattle prices run-] ning at the high levels of the year.” The court said, however, that the Price Administrator under the act did not have any obligation to see that each individual non processing slaughterer made a profit. The Price Administrator, the court added, cannot “ignore the disastrous effect” of the regulation ‘upon a whole group of producers constituting an important segment of the industry who because of the nature of their operations, have a common economic situation that sets them apart from the rest of the industry.” Non-processing packers have been receiving a special subsidy of 80 cents per hundred pounds to compensate them for lack of income from by-products. Recent ly this was cut to 30 cents a hun dred weight, effective April 1. Processors told Senate investi gators that even under the 80 cent level they were unable to operate profitably. •—-V LONG WAIT ENDS FORT WORTH, Tex., March 29 —(U.R)—Thrs e years after the date originally set, PFC. William H. Barker and Ann McDonald are re newing plana for their wedding. An unavodable circumstance set the event behind schedule — PFC. Barker was delayed for three years at the Cabanatuan Prisoner of War Camp in the Philippines. 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Yet last year brought the closest race in the history of the league and one of the closest in the entire his tory of baseball. Last season combined two ex tremes, players in their forties and others in their teens. The result was surprisingly good baseball. The same situation exists in 1945, with an important addition: Flay ers will include athletes who have served here and overseas and re ceived their honorable discharge. Many of these players will improve the caliber of the baseball played in the league. -V VET WILL COACH WASHINGTON NINE WASHINGTON, March 29. —OJ.R) —Lt. Bert Sheppard, war veteran who lost a leg in a flight over Germany last May, was signed to a Washington Senator coaching contract today and will be made an active player if his ability as a pitcher warrants. “We are going to give Sheppard every chance to make good as a ball player,” President Clark Grif fith of the Senators said. “His temporary status is that of a coach, but after we have cut down oui squad, Sheppard will be placed on the active list. He will be a relief pitcher and pinch hitter and will also carry on his morale work for the War Department. Sheppard has been working out with the Senators since the train ing season opened and has not been hampered by his artificial limb. President Larry MacPhail of the New York Yankees flew Sheppard to Atlantic City, N. J., where he attempted to sign him with the Yanks last week. “This is a dream come true,” Sheppard said. a St. John’s Tavern 114 Orange Et. Dial 2-8085 DELICIOUS FOOD Chicken In The Rough — Friday fe!HANOVER -MAFFITT VILLAGE TODAY ONLY RITS BROS in "BEHIND THE 8 BALL'" SATURDAY ONLY Double Feature “Delinquent Daughters” AND ! HOPALONG i "SERVE THE WRIT" | SERIAL SUPERMAN From where I sit... ^y Joe Marsh rBert Loses the War Single-Handed Bert Childer’s house burned down last week, and the only good thing that came out of it was it cured him of swearing. Bert just couldn’t think' of words to fit the occasion, so he just gave up. Bert admits it was his own fault. Started with a field fire which he thought he had under control, and when he turned his back a minute for a breathing spell, the fire sprung up twice as fierce. By the time the firemen arrived, there wasn't much that they could do. . From where I sit, there'B ft\ moral in Bert’s experience. A loi of us feel we’ve got the fires of this war under control... that we can relax a little, maybe let up on buying bonds, donating blood, or fighting inflation. Just like Bert lost his fight against the fire, we can lose this fight against onr enemy if we let down now. Because war, like fire, is never over till the last spark is extinguished, ann- uw. __ C 1945, UNITED STATES SKEWERS FOUNDATION. North Carolina Commit*#* Edgar H, Sain, Slat# Dirxtor, 406-407 Insurant# Sld«., Ral#igh, N. C.