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What’s Cook-in
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IN THE SPORTS PAN
By Roy Cook
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THE TRI-STATE PICTURE *
The whole town is talking, that is all but three men, Luby
pollock. Victor Stefano and Odell Bridgers, co-owners of
the Pirates.
And what are they talking about, the town, that is?
Well, friends, the main topic of conversation in the sports
circles of Wilmington last night centered around the meet
ing of Manley C. Llewelyn, president of the Tri-State Class
B baseball league and the Buccaneer co-owners.
Sunday afternoon we talked with Mr. Llewelyn on the
streets of Lumberton. He told us the Tri-State was ready to
do business with Wilmington but added “The Pirate owners
are not ready to talk with us.” He went on to say that he
will be in touch with the Wilmington Owners within the
next several days. “Maybe we can work out something.”
Just before our little confab with the Tri-State prexy
we had a few words with Stefano, Pollock and Bridgers in
the Adams cafe in Lumberton. All three of the gentlemen
denied that any progress had been made at the meeting
here Saturday night. “We have nothing to report, other
than we met with Mr. Llewelyn,” Pollock said.
That friends, is the results of our talks with the “Big
Pour”, Llewelyn, Pollock, Stefano and Bridgers.
But lets take a few more lines to explain how all this
talk on Wilmington entering the Tri-State loop started.
Thursday we learned that a telegram had been sent to
Janies E. L. Wade, who recently resigned as president of
the Tobaco State League, the contents of the telegram said
that he, Llewelyn, understood the baseball picture has
changed in Wilmington within the past few weeks, and went
on to say that, the Tri-State had a good proposition to offer
the local owners.
The wire was turned over to President Pollock, who im
mediately got in touch with the Tri-State president and
arranged the meeting.
All this we knew, and along with other sport writers we
were asked to keep “mum” on the meeting until after a
definite “deal” had been worked out. This agreed to Thurs
day afternoon and we promptly forgot the matter and did
not violate any confidence placed in us by the Wilmington
owners. But the news was broken in a two line streamer in
another paper Friday afternoon. (NOT the NEWS).
So we had to carry our story Saturday morning.
Prexy Pollock told us Saturday night, following the meet
ing that nothing had been done at the meeting and that no
proposition had been presented by the Tri-State mogul. Pol
lock told us he was not at all satisfied with the publicity
lie received on the meeting and hinted that perhaps the
“Expose” of the meeting may have thrown some cold water
on the proposition.
Victor Stefano, said at Lumberton last night, he could
sum up the “Whole answer in five words.” And then he
went into a long drawn out explanation. “We were told that
a proposition would be offered us, but they (the Tri-State
representative) did not even come close to making a satis
factory offer”, these were Just a few of Stefano’s lengthy
remarks.
And now, Dear readers, with the Pirates taking an active
part in the Tobacco State League meeting Sunday in the
Robeson county city and shunning and direct answers to
questions about the Tri-State circuit. It looks like Wilming
ton baseball fans will see Lumberton, Warsaw, Clinton,
Dunn, Sanford, Smithfield and Red Springs play here this
season.
Tri-County Cage Tournament
Begins January 24 At Delco
Teams From Bladen,Bruns
wick, Columbus Counties
Only Ones Eligible
Special To The Star
DiCLCO. Jan. 12.—The Acme
Be-co American Legion Post No.
298. will present a Tri-County bas
eball tournament the week of
February 24. at the Delco gym
>351,Um Barney Rogers, tourney
ead' announced yesterday.
Basketball teams from Bladen.
Brunswick, and Columbus counties
,,re 0I% clubs eligible to enter
j-e tourney. Rogers said, however,
a3!- another county may be given
Permission to enter if Columbus
_ounty did not send entries in by
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deadline.
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the tourney, the men’s independent
bracket, the girls’ division, and the
boys' division. The winners of each
division will be crowned cham
pions following the championship
games. Cups, trophies, and banners
will also-be presented to outstand
ing players.
The Acme-Delco American Le
gion Post No. 298, has said that
it has made plans to make the
tournament an annual event, ana
urges all eligible teams interested
in entering to send their entries to
Barney Rogers of Acme immedi
ately.
NEWYORKOFFERS
TRIPPI CONTRACT
NEW YORK, Jan. 12—(/P)—Char
ley Trippi, Georgia’s All-America
back and hard-hitting outfielder,
Sunday was pondering another of
fer for his highly valued athletic
services-this time from the New
York Yankees baseball and football
combine.
The 24-year-old Pittston, Pa.,
luminary met Saturday with own
er Dan Topping and Coach Ray
Flaherty of the football Yankees
and Larry MacPhail, president of
the baseball Yankees, and received
an offer of $6C,000 for four years
of service with the gridiron
Yankees of the All-America con
ference. , , . .
How much the Yankees dangled
in front of him for his baseball
services was not disclosed but it
was believed that the sum rmgh.
be considerable since it is known
that the football-baseball organi
zation is dead-set on acquiring his
signature. They want him desper
ately for football because they
need a big “name” as a counter
attarction to the New York Giants
of the National Football league.
The Giants had much the better
of the gate argument during the
past season.
Trippi will meet with the Yankee
officials again this week although
the date for the next oonfab has
not yet been set.
Moore Elected Tobacco State League
President; Season To Open April 30
Marines, Wildcats Collide Tonight
ONLY 21 COLLEGE
QUINTETS STILL
ARE UNDEFEATED
Duke U n i v e r s ity Listed
Under Twice-Beaten List
Of Cage Outfits
NEW YORK. Jan. 12 — M>) —
After another week of furious
pounding up and down the hard
wood of the nation’s basketball
courts, 21 college quintets still are
undefeated.
Perched atop this group is Seton
Hall, of New Jersey,-with a streak
of 13 triumphs. The other 20 are:
Marshall (W Va.) 11 victories;
Duquesne, University of Washing
ton and Lawrence (Mich.) Tech,
each with 10; Eastern Kentucky
nine; Rhode Island State, Wheaton
(111.) and Mankato (Minn.) Teach
ers, each with eight; West Virginia
and Alabama, each seven; Mon
mouth (111.) six; Washington and
Jefferson, Washington and Lee,
Lafayette, and Capital (Ohio) each
with five; Heidelberg Ohio) and
Bucknell, each four; Slippery Rock
(Pa.) Teachers, three; and Army
and Ursinus, each two.
A week ago the list totaled 29,
but eight teams, Depauw, Alderson
Broaddus, Buffalo (N. Y.) Teach
ers, Maine, Vanderbilt, St. Francis
(Pa.) Amherst and Shippensburg
(Pa.) Teachers fell by the wayside.
These eight joined an imposing
list of once-beaten aggregations in
cluding Kentucky, Iowa, Michigan,
Purdue, Texas, Louisiana State,
Tennessee, Santa Clara, Syracuse,
New York University, Colgate,
Arizona, Loras, Vermont, Pennsyl
vania, Navy, Hofstra, Clark, Dick
inson, Virginia Tech and Beloit.
Passing into the twice-defeated
class were the Oklahoma Aggies,
NCAA champions; Oregon, West
ern Michigan, Duke, George Wash
ington, Richmond and Virginia
Military.
The Aggies went down before St
Louis University, 38 to 20, on Fri
day night in a major upset that
ranked with the unexpected victory
the Aggies themselves scored over
Kentucky at New Orleans on Dec
30. Maybe Aggie Coach Hank Iba,
was right when he said recently
“we have about run out oui
string.”
Wisconsin showed that its victory
over Iowa in the Western Confer
ence a week ago was no fluke by
trouncing Indiana, 70-49, in a con
ference tilt Saturday night. The
Badgers now hold first place with
a 3-0 record.
In other Big Nine league tilts
Saturday night Iowa trounced Ohio
State, 61-35; Illinois overwhelmed
Northwestern, 55-40; and Minnesota
edged Michigan. 48-47. In a top non
league struggle Purdue humbled
Notre Dame, 60-56.
This is how things shape up in
the major conferences:
Eastern — Penn walloped Yale,
67-52, to retain first place. Cornell
whipped Harvard 56-39 and Colum
bia nicked Dartmouth 60-56.
Missouri Valley — St. Louis took
over the lead by plastering the
Oklahoma Aggies and following
through against Tulsa Saturday
night, 57-40. The Aggies came back
Saturday night to rout Washingtor
of St. Louis. 46-31 while Drake
trounced Wichits, 67-37.
Southeast — Alabama bettered
Vanderbilt, 49-46, to keep first
place, ahead of LSU, Kentucky and
Tennessee. Last night LSU nosed
out Mississippi State, 61-57; Tenn
essee socked Auburn, 66-32 and
Georgia Tech defeated Tulane, 58
51. In a non-league game, Ken
tucky, favored to win the annual
conference championship tourna
ment, trampled Dayton, 70-29.
South — favored Duke traveled
North and split in two games. The
Blue Devils lost in two extra pe
riods to N. Y. U. in New York,
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phia Saturday night, 59-56. North
Carolina, expected to be Duke’s
chief rival in the annual league
tournament, got a taste of what
happened to the Blue Devils. The
runner-up to the Oklahoma Aggies
in the NCAA competition last year
lost to Lasalle in Philly, 65-62, also
in two overtimes.
Southwest — Texas still favored
although Arkansas twice beat Rice
and Southern Methodist Saturday
night walloped the Texas Aggies,
68-35. Among the Independents
Texas Wesleyan made it 15 of 17
by whipping McMurry, 85-36.
Pacific Coast — In the Northern
Division — Oregon State leads, 3
0, by virture of beating Oregon in
an overtime fray Saturday night,
73-69, although Washington also is
unbeaten. California twice defeat
ed Southern California to take the
lead in the Southern Loop as Stan
ford split two games with UCLA.
Big Seven — Colorado leads.
Utah has won its only league game
while Wyoming and Brigham Young
still have to open in league com
petition.
Big Six — Missouri on top as
early-season favorites, Oklahoma,
Kansas and K-State stumbled.
Once-beaten Arizona still leads
in the Border conference; Lafay
ette in the bid-Atlantic and Beloit
in the Midwest conference.
1
North Carolina State Leads
Southern Conference Quints
With Two Straight Triumphs
North Carolina State’s Wolfpack.
boasting a season’s record of 11 vie
tories and two defeats, took the
lead today in the 1947 South
ern Conference basketball stand
ings with a pair of triumphs
against no losses.
Of the other 11 of the league’s
16 quintets which had made theii
appearance in conference play,
four teams. North Carolina, Duke.
South Carolina and Furman, each
won its only loop start.
Duke’s defending champion Blue
Devils will clash with three cir
cuit foes during the current week
when 14 family tusses are on the
program. The Dukes, who last
week bumped Davidson, will tangle
with Wake Forest’s Deacons
Wednesday night, with George
Washington's Colonials Thursday
night and with North Carolina
State’s Wolfpack Saturday night
All three games are scheduled foi
Durham, N. C.
In addition to its game with
Duke, the North Carolina State
five also will risk its leadership
one other time, Wednesday night
at Raleigh, N. C., against Clem
son’s Tigers. The Wolfpack had
little difficulty disposing of the
Bengals at Clems-orr last week-end,
86-54.
Southern Conference schedule for
the week:
Monday — George Washington at
Georgetown; Virginia at Washing
ton and Lee.
Tuesday—North Carolina at New
York University; Virginia Tech at
Virginia Military Institute; Roan
oke College at William and Mary;
Citadel at Presbyterian; Guilford
at Davidson; Hampden-Sydney at
University of Richmond.
Wednesday — Wake Forest at
Duke; Clemson at North Carolina
State; Citadel at South Carolina.
Thursday — Clemson at Wake
Forest; Furman at College of
Charleston; George Washington
at Duke; Maryland at Washington
and Lee; William and Mary at
Virginia.
Friday — Furman at Citadel;
Maryland at Virginia Tech;
Virginia at University of Rich
mond.
Saturday — Furman at South
Carolina; North Carolina State at
Duke; Maryland at Virginia Mili
tary Institute; University of Rich
mond at William and Mary; Wash
igton and Lee at Virginia Tech.
Southern Conference basketball stand
ings:
Teams W L Pet Pts O.P.
N. C. State _ 2 0 1.000 139 102
North Carolina_ 1 0 1.000 58 42
Duke _ 1 0 1.000 55 47
South Carolina_ 1 0 1.000 54 41
Furman_ 1 0 1.000 36 28
Wake Forest_ 2 2 .500 167 166
U of Richmond _ 1 1 .500 86 86
William & Mary_ 1 1 .500 80 85
Maryland _ 1 2 .333 125 142
Virginia Tech _ 0 0 .000 000.000
Va. Military _ 0 0 .000 000 000
Washington & Lee__‘ 0 0 . 000 000 000
Citadel_ 0 0 .000 000 000
George Wash. - 0 1 .000 43 44
Davidson _ 0 2 .000 95 108
Clemson *_ 0 2 .000 97 144
WHUEVILLE SET
FOR CHADBOURN
Two Quints Clash Tuesday
Night At 7:30 O’Clock
At Whitevilie
By JIGGS POWERS
One of Columbus County’s best
basketball doubleheaders is expect
ed to be reeled off here Tuesday
night, when Whiteville’s Wolfpack
and Wolflets play host to the
strong Purple Phantoms of Chad
bourn High School in the local
gym at 7:30 p. m.
Tne Wolflets will be out for re
venge, as well as trying for their
sixth win of the season. The Lady
Phantoms, led by two lassies in
forward Clara Louise White and
guard Marquelin Byrd, pinned one
of the two defeats that mar the
Wolflets record. The Whitevilie six
has improved greatly since the
first meeting and will be expected
to give the visitors a much tougher
contest than before. Mary Kate
Sibbett seems to have found her
shooting eye, which was evidenced
again Eriday night as the Wolflets
downed Elizabethtown. 25-16, when
she scored 11 points for high place
Coach L. A. Burton again played
his reserves considerably as the
locals held a 10-0 lead at the first
period, without the Bladen las
sies being able to get a shot at the
basket so strong was the defense
put up by the Wolflet guards led
by Billie Schutken and Jean ciaire
Jones. The half showed the winners
ahead by 16-4. However, the Bladen
girls came back strong tc outplay
the Whiteville reserves, but the
varsity was sent back and succeed
ed in putting out the fire. Fay
Gooden was best for the Elizabeth
town girls with 8 points, while
Kitty Fisher led their defense.
The Phantoms of Chadbourn gave
the Wolfpack a 29 to 25 setback in
their first tussle, and this is expect
ed to be another close encounter,
with the ’Pack trying for revenge
and the Phantoms attempting to
obtain their unblemished record in
county play. The ’Pack played a
hard, courageous game against
Elizabethtown’s Yellow Jackets,
holding the tall winners to a 12-10
margin at the half, but the great
height advantage of the victors
told the story in the second half as
they came out on top 47-17. Sammy
Cole led the winners with 21, while
Captain Luin Ricks led the defense.
James Garrell and Joe Inman had
4 points each for the ’Pack.
ATHLETICS to PLAY
30-GAME EXHIBITION
SLATE THmS SPRING
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 12—m—
The Philadelphia Athletics will play
a 30-game spring exhibition sche
dule opening March 11 against the
Pittsburgh Pirates and closing
April 13 against the Philadelphia
Phillies.
Seven games will be played with
both the pirates and the St. Louis
Browns, five with the Boston
Braves, two with the Washington
Senators, four with the Phillies,
one with the Baltimore Orioles
and four with Savannah, Ga.
Fifteen of the games are booked
for West Palm Beach, Fla., where
Manager Connie Mack starts train
ing his 50-play squad March 1.
HALL WILL MANAGE
BLUES NEXT SEASON
DUNN. N. C., Jan. 11. — (U.R)—
H. E. Hall of Roanoke, Va., will
manage the Clinton, N. C. Blues
of the Tobacco State Baseball
league this year, league secretary
Morris Wade of Dunn said Sun
day.
Hall will succeed former big
leaguer Van Lingle Mungo.
Hall was highly recommended as
a player and manager, Wade said.
Plans are underway for improv
ing the Clinton ball park, he added.
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DIXIE TOURNEY
Defeats Frank Guernsey Of
Orlando, Florida In
Straight Sets
TAMPA. Fla., Jan. 12. —(£’)
Bryan (Bitsy) Grant, covering
court in his old masterful style,
defeated Frank Guernsey of Orlan
do in straight sets Sunday to win
the Dixie Tennis tournament for
the fourth time.
The scores were 6-4. 6-3, 715, as
Grant kept the pressure on.
Tiring fast in the third set, the
37-year old Atlanta veteran came
from behind at 4-5, 15-40, to run out
the match.
The result was a mua upsei as
Guernsey had been seeded first
on the basis of his national ranking
at No. 13. Grant, unranked because
of insufficient play after four years
in the Army, was seeded second.
The women’s singles almost saw
a more surprising upset as Doris
Hart of Miami, fourth ranking
woman player in the country, had
to come from behind to defeat the
hard-hitting Barbara Scofield, 3-6,
6-3, 6-4.
Miss Hart and Helen Marcum of
Tampa, the topseeded women’s
doubles team, also had to make up
a deficit to defeat Miss Scofield
and Betty Ruth Hulbert, of St.
Louis and the University of Miami,
2-6, 6-0, 6-1.
Guernsey and Jack Tuero of
New Orleans had little trouble in
annexing the men’s doubles cham
pionship from Grant and Russell
Bobbitt, also of Atlanta, 6-4, 6-2.
FAZIO, FURGOL LEAD
IN CROSBY TOURNEY
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif., Jan. 12.
_(£>)_ With most of the returns in,
George Fazio, Los Angeles, and Ed
Furgol, Detroit, were tied for the
individual lead Sunday in the 54
hole, $10,000, Bing Crosby pro-ama
teur golf tournament, each posting
scores of 213. Fazio had rounds of
68-70-75. Furgol posted 72-69-72.
Fazio, leader among the profes
sionals since Saturday’s second
round, lost ground Sunday when he
shot his three over par 75 at Pebble
Beach. Furgol* meanwhile, equall
ed par 72 for the layout, to dead
lock the affair for the $2,000 first
prize. . .
In the pro-amateur division, the
team of Sam Snead, Hot Springs,
Va., professional and Roger Kelly,
Los Angeles simonpure, swept into
the lead with a three round best
ball score of 196.
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CONTEST STARTS
ON NHHS FLOOR
AT EIGHT P. M.
Marine Club Players Have
Had High School And
College Experience
Coach Leon Brodgen announced
last night that a Marine Air Base
team from New Bern will play
New Hanover High school’s Wild
cats tonight at the high school
gymnasium at 8 o’clock. The var
sity reserves will take on an un
decide^ opponent at 6:45 in a pre
liminary tussle.
“This Marine club consists ol
players averaging around 20 years
old, who have played mostly high
school ball. A few of them played
a little in college.’’
“The chief reason we are tak
ing on this outfit is to keep our
cagers in peak shape for the Ra
leigh game Friday at Raleigh,” the
Wildcat skipper said.
Asked about his squad’s condi
tion Coach Brogden disclosed that
Billy Mason, high scoring forward
still has not fully recovered from
an ankle injury suffered last week
He expects Mason to be in top
shape for Hugh Morson, however.
The lineup for tonight’s encounter
will be the usual one. Billy Mason
and Louis Collie at forwards,
Johnny McKoy at center, and W
A. Brown and Toddy Fennell is the
starting arrangement. Tinkey
Rogers, Johnny Crowley, Don
Hyatt, Charlie Smith, and LeRoy
Towles will probably see plenty oi
action.
Coach Brogden, who scouted
Fayetteville and Durham Friday
when the two quints met at Dur
ham, commented favorably on both
clubs yesterday.
“Gene Brooks of Durham and
Yate and Sherrill of Fayetteville
are three of the best players 1
have seen this season,” Brogden
stated. "I believe Fayetteville and
Durham will be two of our toughest
opponents.”
EASTERN CONFERENCE
BASKETBALL STANDINGS
TEAM W L PCT HP OP
WILMINGTON _ 2 0 1.000 118 59
Durham _ 2 0 1.000 63 50
Raleigh _ 1 0 1.000 46 32
Fayetteville _ 1 1 .500 56 57
Rocky Mount _ 1 2 .333 69 74
Wilson _ 0 2 .000 57 98
Goldsboro _ 0 2 .000 57 96
WINSTON-SALEM
DEFEATS LOCALS
Visitors Capture Three Out
Of Five Volleyball Games
At YMCA
The YMCA Volleyball team lost
their second straight meeting with
Winston-Salem Saturday afternoor
by dropping three of the five en
counters.
The locals took the opening tussle,
15-10; dropped the second and
third games, 16-14 and 15-13; ral
lied to capture the fourts, 15-3
only to lose the final tilt,15-11.
The players for the two clubs
were as follows; Winston-Salem —
Southern, Campbell, Thornton,
Doss. Vernon, Southern, Newsome,
and Robbins; YMCA — Bobby Da
vis, George Hunt, MacLamore, Joe
Boyland, Amos Wofford, Hermar
Hayden, M. J. Fogelman, Charles
Stephenson, and Kacur.
Following the volleyball games
the Wilmington YMCA treated the
visitors to a supper, which the
home team’s wives prepared.
Before the white man came tc
the Americas, the Indians cooked
wild and tamed 'turkey for feasts
Board Of Directors Stage
Stormy Four Hoar Session
James E. L. Wade Will Be Paid $800 For Serv
ices As President In 1946; Sanford
Club Presented Trophy
BY ROY COOK
Star Sports Editor
LUMBERTON, Jan. 12—The presidents of the Tobacco
State Class D baseball league met here Sunday afternoon
in a stormy four hour session to revise the constitution and
by-laws and to elect officers for 1947.
After the smoke had settled in the upstairs room of the
Lumberton Town Hall several important additions and cor
rections had been made to the laws that govern the infant
league.
A. T. Moore, a former State Highway Patrol officer, of
Fayetteville, was elected president to succeed James E. L.
wane, oi wumingion, wno resigned
last week, after the directors, in
a meeting at Clinton, voted that
the president must be chosen from
a city that did not have a team
in the league.
The directors voted to set the
annual salary of the prexy at $800
and after L. M. Pollock of Wil
mington made a motion to pay
Wade a iike amount for his serv
ices in 1946, the directors voted to
forward a check to the former
president.
A tentative schedule was intro
duced by J. L. Wade, Of Dunn.
The officials decided to open the
season on April 30 and to close on
September 2 with each club play
ing a 126 game schedule.
It was also voted to elect of
ficers each year and an annual
meeting. During last night’s meet
ing L. C. Kerr of Clinton was
named vice-president and Morris
Wade, of Dunn was re-elected sec
retary-treasurer.
The question of the number of
veteran players to be allowed in
the circuit this season consumed
the greater part of the afternoon
session with motions and amend
ments being made right and left.
After much debate and discussion
it was voted to allow four veterans
on each club and to abide by the
National Association of Minoi
League rules on the matter.
After much talk about the by
laws, President Moore called upon
Pat Fragile, of Backley, W. Va.,
the loops umpire-in-chief. Fragile
told the officials he was seeking to
line up the best officials available
for this season.
Moore thanked the directors lot
placing their confidence in him
by electing him president of the
circuit. .He said he would try his
upmost to give the league the best
possible attention.
Brodie Hood of the Hood Sport
ing goods company, of Burlington
awarded L. D. Isenhour, president
of the Sanford club, a trophy for
winning the league pennant last
season.
The Board of Directors of the
Weed Circuit, attending Sunday’s
meeting included: A. T. Moore, of
Fayetteville; L. C. Kerr, of Clin
ton; Tom Cope, of Red Springs; L.
M. Pollock of Wilmington: L. D.
Isenhour of Sanford; Jack Johnson
of Dunn; Jack Sheean, of Chicago,
who is Director of the Chicago
Cubs Farm System, who represent
ed Lumberton; Hubert Johnson of
Smithfield; Arthur Apple of War
saw and Morris Wade of Dunn.
Several representatives of the va
rious clubs and Wilmington news
paper men were also present at
the meeting.
Following the parley these attend
ing were invited by the Lumber
ton club to a delicious banquet.
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Highlights Of The
Weed Loop Meeting
LUMBERTON, Jan. 12 —The
highlights of the meeting of the
Tobacco State League Board of
Directors held here Sunday af
ternoon.
(1) The Board of Director*
elected A. T. Moore, former
State Highway Patrol officer of
Fayetteville, as president to
succeed James E. L. Wade, of
Wilmington, who resigned last
week.
(2) Adopted a tentative
schedule that calls for the sea
son to open April 30 and close
September 2 with each team
slated to play 126 games.
(3) Set an admission price
for all games.
(4) Voted to set the Presi
dents salary at $800 per year
and also decided to pay James
E. L. Wade, the resigned
prexy a like amount for hi*
services in 1946.
(5) Agreed to start league
games at 8 p. m.
(6) Voted to allow each team
four “veteran” players.
(7) To Have a play-off series
between the top four teams,
with the president of the loop,
on the flip of a coin, matching
the team for the series.
(8) Each club to deposit $125
in the treasury, this amount
to be divided evenly between
the league leaders at the end
of Ohe regular playing season
and th winners of the play-off
series.
(9) Participants in the an
nual All-Star game to be given
an award for their participa
tion in the contest.
WILL RETIRE
MIAMI BEACH, Fla.-, Jan. 12—
(/?)—Fritzie Zivic, the aging Pitts
burgh boxer and former welter
weight champion, said Sunday he
plans to retire from the ring “after
three or four more fights.”
Zivic, now 33 ,said he has en
gaged in 304 ring battles during
his 18 years as a fighter.
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