Where To, Lambpack?
As news of football starts creeping into the sports
page again, it is apparent that the N. C. State Wolfpack
is headed for another tough season. •
This, of course, is nothing new. It has been quite a
long time since the Pack was able to compete on even terms
with Duke and the University of North Carolina and in the
past few years the Raleigh eleven has been surpassed by
the Deacs of Wake Forest.
As the University of North Carolina enters what would
seem to be a great era for its athletic teams, as Duke
gives every indication that it will continue to be one of the
best athletic schools in the nation, as Wake Forest pre
pares to enter the big-time class of college athletics, the
good folk of our state college must realize that unless a
change is made in the athletic policies of the school, it will
slowly slip down into the class of a snap date on any team’s
For instance as we look at the State schedule for the
coming fall we can’t see how Beattie Feathers’ boys can
win more than three of its ten games. It may defeat David
son although that school is stressing football for the first
time in several years, it should beat VPI and Vanderbilt
has slipped so in the past decade that the Wolf pack could
easily have its past day against the boys from Tennessee.
Yet at this writing, State must be counted on to lose to
Clemson, Duke, Wake Forest, VMI, Virginia, Florida, and ,
Of course there are many reasons for the weak football teams
at State. The school is an engineering institution and by necessity
tech courses are stiff ones with several hours of work demanded in
lab courses. Up to the time that Feathers was hired as football
doach the caliber of State mentors could not equal that of Duke and .
Carolina and it was just below that of Wake Forest.
Then too the good athletic students just didn’t go to State.
We are informed that North Carolina ranks in the lowest 40 in
; numbers of high school students taking technical courses when
!. they enter college. We think that we surpass only the states of
Mississippi and Alabama in this respect. There are no physical
; education caurses to be offered at Raleigh and as a result a good
: football or basketball player doesn’t consider the State school
r when he is contemplating his college education.
Of course these facts have been answered by State officials by
the argument that to add physical education courses and other “crip”
subjects would only decrease the caliber of N. C. State grads. How
ever, Georgia Tech is considered one of the finest engineering schools
in the south, if not the country, and it is a rare year that the Wreck
puts on the field a weak football team. The answer is of course, a
few subjects add studies that will permit boys with inclinations to
ward coaching and physical education subjects to benefit from the
high standards of the Atlanta school.
We think that Beattie Feathers is a good coach. Boh Smffrulge
should develop into one of the finest line coaches the south has had
since Herman Hickman. But without the manpower, State, teams
won’t be able to compete with other Southern Conference elevens
and quintets on an even standard.
The stuffing off of the athletic program at N. C. State carries
over into their athletic publicity. We realize that there are quite a
few people in Wilmington interested in N. C. State teams. Yet most
of the college news we run is from the UNC and Duke publicity
bureaus. N. C. State apparently doesn’t think enough of its athletic
program to keep a man whose job it would be to keep sports writers
informed on the various personalities and procedures that make for
good news stories. So we too had to sluff off N. C. State athletics.
We haven’t the time to go to Raleigh everytime we want a story.
We realize that the cure of the ailments at State is a complicated
one. We are aware of the administration set-up of all state schools
in North Carolina. But we hope that this administration can be cor
rected to the point that the Raleigh school will be able to field
athletic teams representative of the good reputation that the college
has achieved in other lines of activity.
Derby Eligibles Flunk
TheirJamaica Turf Test
By SID FEDER
NEW YORK, April 16. — tfP) —
Jive of the second-string Kentucky
Derby candidates went to the post
in a couple of six-furlong sprints
at Jamaica Tuesday, and not one
of them managed to come home
in the money.
The only ray of hope among the
lot of them in both halves of the
Jamaica handicap was that the
fast-finishing Ohio dark-horse, Al
worth, may speak a loud enough
piece in the Wood Memorial Satur
day over a'mile and one-sixteenth
distance to get that train ride to
Kentucky May 4.
jS Otherwise, the only way such
nominees as the Canadian sprinter,
Windfields, and Williams Helis’ Ly
C3os, who wound up fourth and
eighth, respectively, in the second
half of the Jamaica, will find out
about the Derby will be listen on
the Radio May 4. The other two
eligibles to run today were East
Light, a complacent seventh in
Jamaica’s first half, and Alstimu,
a weary sixth in the second section.
A couple of preakness eligibles,
neither of whom was nominated for
the derby, picked up the winner’s
paycheck of $8,025, for each end of
the stake. In the first half, William
Woodward’s fleet filly, Bonnie
Beryl, backed down to $4 for $2
by the crowd of 35,758—largest
week-day throng of the Jamaica
meeting—zipped the six furloughs
in 1:11 2-5 to finish a head in front
of the California invader, Jay
Paley’s Inroc, and give Jockey
Jimmy Stout his first win of the
New York season.
In the second section, a $40.20
for $2 outsider, Blunt Remark,
owned by Texas oil man, Frank
Frankel, lasted for a head decision
over Jule Fink’s Ringoes in 1:13
Alworth, a snappy campaigner
in Florida last winter, just ran
around behind the field in the
first half, then came a-whizzing
down the stretch to run fourth to
Roy J. Cook Named
GREENSBORO, April 16 — (£>)—
Four district commissioners of the
North Carolina Amateur Softball
association were inadvertly miss
ing from an original list of 1946
leaders recently. The additional
districts enlarges the state pro
gram to 30 commissioners with
several others to be named in the
The four additional ones include
Wally Shelton at Mt. Airy; Lloyd
Hathaway at Winston Salem; Roy
J. Cook at Wilmington, and W D.
Hackney HI, at Wilson. All dis
tricts must have commissioners
in order to have certified team
representatives for the 1946 state
tournaments in August.
Hurls Duke To Win
CHAPEL KILL, April 16.—(>P)—
Vinny Dilorenzo, 18-year-old fresh
man, yielded only four hits and
struck out 14 as North Carolina
defeated the Durham Bulls of the
Carolina league 6 to 1 here today.
The Tar Heels in the first inning
Sot two runs on singles by Hearn
and Gregory, a double by Evans
and a walk. They added four more
in the third on hits by Hearn, Clay
ton and Dilorenzo and three walks.
Dilorenzo, in 23 innings for Car
olina, has yet to give an earned
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With The Wind And ....
.... the sand In his hair, Ziggy Olhert, Wttmin gton Pirate pitcher takes batting practice at Ameri
can Legion stadium with Manager Mickey Katka veck behind the plate. Opening day drills were
handicanned br a high wind which blew sand and dirt all over the field.
Bucs Need Outfielders, Pitchers
Says Manager Mickey Katkaveck
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TO HOLD BANQUET
Glass A Softball Team
Meets At Famous Grill
“The Champions,” ACL softball
team in the city Class A league,
will hold a pre-season banquet at
the Famous Grill club Thursday
evening at 7:30.
Team members, city recreation
officials and the directors of the
ACL club. Dr. K. C. Walden and
M. M. DesChamps, will be on hand,
according to W. F. Burn*, man
The club opens the season Mon
day, Aprill 22 on the Robert Strange
field with their opponent as yet un
Although the playing squad is
now cut to 17 men, Burns is still
on the lookout for good prospects
and will welcome newcomers in
the continual scrap for playing posi
tions. He also expects to introduce
an innovation in softball circles by
the employment of a girl as official
Cubs Late Rally
Beats Reds, 4 To 3
CINCINNATI, April 16—WP)—In a
whirlwind affair the Chicago Cubs
defeated the Cincinnati Reds Mon
day in the season’s opener 4-3. The
National league champions waited
until the ninth inning to get all of
their runs and Cincinnati was frus
trated with the base loaded in the
crucial last inning before 30,699
CHICAGO Ab R |H O A
Hack, 3b _4 113 1
Johnson, 2b___3 13 8 1
Lowrey, If _ 4 1110
Cavarretta, lb_4 115 3
Pafko, cf_4 0 0 6 0
Rickert, rf _3 0 0 1 0
Livingston, c _2 0 0 0 1
xGilbert _1 0 0 0 0
McCullough, c_._0 9 0 0 1
Glossop, ss _1 0 0 1 0
Merullo, ss_2 0 0 4 3
xxBecker _0 0 0 0 0
xxxStringer _0 0 0 0 0
Sturgeon, ss_0 0 0 1 0
Passeau, p _1 0 0 0 3
xxxxWaitkus _1 0 0 0 0
Chipman, p _0 0 0 1 0
zNicholson __^_1 0 0 0 0
Erickson, p_.1 0 0 0 0
Scheffing, c_1 0 1 1 (
Fleming, p _0 0 0 0 (
Prim, p _0 0 0 0 C
TOTALS 33 4 6 27 11
xBatted for Livingston in 8th,
xxBatted for Merullo in 8th.
xxxRan for Becker in 8th.
xxxxBatted for Passeau in 9th.
CINCINNATI Ab R |H O A
Clay, cf _4 112 0
Frey, 2b _3 0 10 1
zzLamanno__ 1 0 0 0 (
Hatton, 3b _-_5 0 3 0 S
Miller, ss_4 0 12]
Haas, lb _4 0 1 11 ]
Usher, rf_ 2 0 0 1 0
Libke, rf-2 0 0 0 C
Lukon. If -4 0 13 0
zzzCorbitt_0 0 0 0 C
zszzaentra _0 0 0 0 0
Beggs, p -1 0 10 2
Heusser, p -0 0 0 0 0
Adams, ---o 0 O 0 0
TOTALS 34 J 11 27 g
zBatted lor Chipman in 8th
zzBatted for Frey in 9th.
zzzRan for Lukon in 9th.
zzzzRan for Mueller in 9th.
Ch^bfn.u-000 MO 004-4
---—-Om 020 000—3
Error—Mueller. Runs batted in—Low
rey, Cavarretta, Scheffing (2) Clay
“ «V- Tw°Kbt!e hits—Miller. John
son. Sacnfices-Beggs (2), Adams. Dou
Lift on ^aSSea^uMcrull° t0 Cavarretta.
Ba ‘ ” 5?„es~5hlcago 5- Cincinnati 9.
Bases on balls—Passeau 1, Fleming, Beggs
2, Heusser. Strikeouts—Erickson. Beggs
inninVs58^!, *’ Hlts~°fl Passeau 7 in S
, ” Chipman 2 in 2 innings; Erick
p™ i ln 1 ’""'"g; Beggs 4 in 8 innings.
BalkBeggs Winning pitcher— Erickson.
Losing pitcher — Heusser. Umpires —
Reardon, Goet and Jorda. Time; 2:13.
TO VISIT U. S.
LONDON, Wednesday, April 17.
—W—A group of Soviet astronom
ers will visit the United States in
the near future to study new astro
nomical equipment and the latest
developments in the field, the Mos
cow Radio said Tuesday.
Wilmington’s Pirates need added
pitching and several additional out
fielders, Manager Mickey Kat
kaveck said last night at the con
clusion of the second day of work
outs for the Bucs.
Although he was pleased by the
hitting of Rookie Bill Skinner, Kat
kaveck stressed that the Pirates
will need additional strength in
the two departments.
‘I am not counting on anyone who
has not officially reported to try
outs which leaves us with just two
outfielders and five pitchers, “Kat
To aid players reporting to the
Bucs, Katkaveck has moved the
time of practice drills from 2 p.m.
to 3 at the stadium.
“Several of the boys who are
working at other jobs were handi
capped by the earlier starting time
and were not getting the full bene
fit of the drills,” he said: “There
fore we have extended the starting
Work continued yesterday on the
home-run fence of the Bucs, despite
a mid-afternoon flurry of rain and
the fence will be up for tonight’s
game between Fayetteville and
New Hanover High school.
NHHS TRACK TEAM
HOLDS FIRST MEET
Wildcats Meet Raleigh
Durham, Greenville At
Coach Leo Harkins opens the
New Hanover High school track
team’s scheduled against top flight
competition today at 2 p.m., tak
ing twenty boys to Raleigh for
the meet with Durham, Raleigh
and Greenville at North Carolina
Commenting on the t e a m’s
changes in the meet, Harkins said
yesterday evening that "I have no
idea of the results, as this is the
squad’s first taste against real
competition, but I think that the
lads will make a good account of
The boys and their respective
events are as follows:
Neal Partrick—100 yd. dash, 220
yd. dash, 1-2 mile relay, broad
Charlie Smith — High and low
hurdles, 1-2 mile relay, broad
Jack Marcus—100 yd. dash, 220
yd. dash, pole vault, 1-2 mile relay.
Bill Huffman—100 yd. dash, 220
yd. dash, 1-2 mile relay.
Billy Lee— 440 yd. run, Mile re
lay, broad jump.
Johnny Synames — 440 yd. run,
mile relay, broad jump.
Alton Clark—880 yd. run, mile
Jim McCarl—Mile run, mile re
jdiu ^uanes—law anu mgu uur
dles, 440 yd. run.
Frank Bradley—440 yd. run, 880
yd. run, high jump.
George Clark—220 yd. run, 440
yd. run, javelin.
Bob Neal—100 yd dash, 220 yd.
run, broad jump.
Ed Shain—Mile run.
Jack Bass—Mile run.
Bill Todd — High jump, pole
vault, broad jump.
Dove Venters—Discuss, shot put,
John Hobbs—Shot put, discuss,
Durwood Orrell — Discuss, shot
Jim Mills—Polt vault, high jump,
NOW UNCLE SAM
CAN BALANCE THE BUDGET
LAS CRUCES, N. M.—(£*)—Ben
N. Ames received a letter from
the collector of internal revenue
for payment of one cent due on
his income tax.
Ames said his salary deductions
totaled $182.99 and his tax was
estimated at $183.
The penny is enroute to the col
lector—in an envelope bearing a
” ree-cent stamp.
Senators Lose To Boston
As Williams Clouts
Long Home Run
By ERNEST BARCELL A
United Press Staff Correspondent
WASHINGTON, April 16—(U.R)—
President Truman proved himself
a good pitcher but a poor prophet
today as the Boston Red Sox slug
ged out a 6 to 3 victory over the
Washington Senators in the inaug
ural game of the 1946 season before
a full house of 30,372 fans.
Making his debut as an opening
day “pitcher”, the ambidextrous
chief executive fired a perfect
strike — left-handed — to set the
baseball season in motion and then
sat back to watch a game he had
predicted would end in a 4-to-l vic
tory for Washington.
WASHINGTON Ab R H O A
Robertson, 3b _5 0 0 0 3
Lewis, rf - 4 0 2 3 1
Spence, cf ____-_4 0 2 3 1
Travis, ss _4 0 0 0 3
Heath, If_4 113 0
Vernon, lb_4 0 3 11 0
Priddy, 2b _4 1 1 3 0
Evans, c _4 12 4 0
Wolff, p_2 0 0 0 1
Hudson, p_0 0 0 0 0
xKuhel —___1 0 0 0 0
xxBinks _ 1 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 37 3 11 27 10
xBatted for Wolff in 7th.
xxBatted for Hudson in 9th.
BOSTON Ab K H 0 |A
DiMaggio, cf_4 112 0
Pesky, ss-4 1113
Williams, If _5 114 0
Doerr, 2b _5 0 2 2 3
York, lb _3 12 9 0
Metkovich, rf_4 0 12 0
Andres, 3b _4 0 12 0
Wagner, c _2 2 2 5 0
Hughson, p_4 0 0 0 1
TOTALS 35 6 11 27 7
Boston -011 010 300—(
Washington -001 001 001—3
Errors: Heath. Runs batted in—Metko
vich, Williams, Spence, DiMaggio, Heath,
Pesky 2, Doerr, Evans, Two base hits—
Andres, Wagner, Vernon, Pesky, Prid
dy. Three base hits—Lewis, Wagner.
Home runs—Williams, Heath. Double
plays—Pesky, Doerr and York; Lewis and
Vernon; Hudson and Vernon. Left on
bases—Boston 7, Washington 7. Bases
on balls—Wolff 3, Hudson 1. Strikeouts—
Wolff 2, Hughson 4, Hudson 1. Hits—off
Wolff 10 in 7 innings; Hudson 1 in 2 Hit
by pitcher, by Hudson (Wagner). Passed
balls—Evans. Losing pitcher—Wolff. Um
pires—Summers, Grieve, Weafer and
Paparella. Time 2:02. Attendance 30,372
Yanks Whitewash A’s
Behind Five - Hitter
PHILADELPHIA, April 13—(#)
The New York Yankees behind the
five-hit pitching of Spud Chandler
today opened their American
league season before 37,472 fans by
defeating the Philadelphia Athle
tics, 5 to 0. Joe DiMaggio laced his
first homerun of the season in the
NEW YORK Ab R H O A
Crosetti, ss _ . _4 1 2 3 3
Stirnweiss. 3b _4 0 0 2 4
Henrich, rf-3 1 1 1 n
DiMaggio, cf-4 1120
Etten, lb -4 0 0 8 1
Lindell, If -4 0 0 2 0
Dickey, c -4 1 2 « 1
Grimes, 2b_4 0 12 2
Chandler, p-3 1010
TOTALS 34 5 7 jj jj
PHILADELPHIA Ab R H O A
Garrison, If -4 Olio
Peck, rf -3 0140
Wallaesa, ss-4 0 0 1 1
Chapman, cf-4 0 0 1 0
McQuinn, lb -4 0 0 11 0
Kell, 3b -3 0 10 2
Rosar, c -4 0170
Handley, Sb - 3 0 12 3
Fowler, p -0 0 0 0 0
Christopher, p-2 0 0 0 3
aKonopka -1 0 0 0 0
Harris, p-- 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 32 0 5 27 S
aBatted for Fowler in 8th 8
" York -1003 002 000-5
Philadelphia -000 000 000_0
Errors Crosetti 2, Chapman. Huns Si
ted in-Chandler 1. Henrich 2 DMagsrio
Two base hits-Dickey, Henrich CroSt'
ti. Handley. Home mn-DiMairio Dm!'
bl. plays—Grimes, Crosetti £fd EUen
Left on bases—New York 3* Phiia^ai
Last Place Fayetteville
By GENE WARREN
Star Sports Writer
Already way out in front of
the rest of the Eastern A Confer
ence teams in the way of stand
ings, the Wilmington Wildcats
will be out to stretch their win
ning streak of five games to six
tonight at the American Legion
stadium, taking on the celler rank
ing Fayetteville Bulldogs at 8
d’clock. The ’Cats probably want
this game more than any other
this season, as the Bulldogs re
Lafused to play the NHHS basket
ball powerhouse during the re
gular cage season, because of the
local’s ineligibility rating.
Still undecided about his choice
tor the starting turn on the mound
yesterday evening, Brogden said
that he would use either W. A.
Brown, the one-hit hurler who
stopped Durham, Herman Vick,
Dr Kenneth Rogers. Of these three
Rogers may be the likely choice
against the lowly Fayetteville
nine, because Brogden would then
have his two best aces to throw
against powerful Rocky Mount on
All the positions in ine oai UI
field are set, except third base
where Brogden intends to start
either Toddy Fennell or Billy
Hardison. Fennell takes over
against a lefthander, but Hardi
son gets the nod if the Bulldogs
throw a right handed pitcher in
The outfield is uncertain also.
Jim Gibson bloomed into a .500
hitter against the deliveries of
Durham flippers, whereas Duncan
Futrelle is hitting .250 One of
these will take left field, with
‘Bubba’ Sykes, the ace flycatcher
in center, and eithher Donald Ed
wards or Herman Vick in right.
Vick’s big bat is booming out a
.526 hitting average, including
four riples, already his season,
and is sure to be in the starting
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
Wilson 5, Rocky Mount 1.
. .. ... i i i in i nm
Agnes Morton of Wilmington,
despite one-putting six greens
lost her first round match yes
terday at Pinehurst to Helen
Sigel of Philadelphia._
Helen Sigel Eliminates
Local Golfer With Late
PINEHURST, April 16—After
playing impressive golf for the
first nine holes Agnes Morton of
Wilmington was powerless to stop
a late raly by Helen Sigel of
Philadelphia and lost one up, in
the first round of the North and
South tournament here today.
Miss Morton led at the turn of
the match three-up by virtue of
her flawless ptter. She one-put
ted no less man six greens.
Louise Suggs, the 115-pound
whiz from Lithia Springs, Ga.
played with clocklike precision to
take her first round match from
Beverly Hanson cf Fargo, N. D.
4 and 3.
Estelle Lawson Page defeated
Mrs. Edie Bush of Savannah,
three-up. Mrs. Bush and Miss Mor.
PACK DOWNS DEACS
IN BIG FOUR Wlf|
Curtis Ramsey, N. C. State
WAKE FOREST, April 18—f®
Coach Vic Sorrell’s N. c Stat
baseball team opened play'in
Big Four league by defeating w»v!
Forest 4 to 3 Tuesday behind ,,!
five-hit pitching of Curtis Ramsey
Each state run was unearned ai
Veteran Jake Pearce also turned
in an excellent performance on th.
The Techs scored twice in the
first inning on singles by Utley
and Edwards and George Edward’,
error. The Deacons came back in
in the third on a double by Wil
liams and a single by Pearce,
State took a 4-1 lead in the fifth
by getting two tallies on single,
by Utley and Richkus and Auld’i
error. The Deancons came back in
their half of the fifth to score twice
on singles by William, Pearce, sad
Fleet, a walk, end a llelder'i
WEARING OF THE GREKS
BOSTON, April 16—CU.R)— Boston
Braves fans wore green at the open
ing game today—on the neats of
their pants. The ball club, after
more than 300 complaints, announc
ed it would pay dry cleaning bills
for the damage done by newly,
ton meet In the first round con
solation play Wednesday after
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