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WILDCATS PLAY ‘BIRPS TODAY AT 5:45 P. M.
Davis And Blanchard Seek Permission From Army To Play Professional Ball WOLF PACK STARTS spring gridiron PRACTICE MONDAY ’Vhiteville Gridders To Be gin Workouts Under Coach Earl Brinkley jj, JIGGS POWERS ,,VHITEVILLE, Jan. 30 — Spring .u..':ce Wolfpack gridiron w/aefuls v ill begin Monday, Feb ruary 3. according to information "obtained Irom the office of Earl B'lni-'lcv. who is athletic director and head football coach at White ville High School. A large squad of boys are expect ed to turn out and competition should be strong for positions on Jhe eleven which, last season, cap tured southeastern N. C. class A-2 honors. Under the watchful eye of Brink ev. the Pack will hold daily d'iils over a period of two to four ,ee.;s. One of the principal tasks . ville mentor will be Iq find, or mold, replacements for ach stars, taken away by grad uation, as Co-captains Billy Cook and Harris Griffith, Don Taylor, Thurman Harwood, Charles Len non, Bobby Hushing, and Wilson Horton. Griffith, who was one of the most brilliant guards ever to wear the Eb e and White, 'will be badly missed in the ’Pack line along, with Lennon and Harwood, both ends; and Taylor who was a tackle. Cook, a hard hitter both on offense and defense will be hard to replace in the backfield; as will Horton, at blocking back, and Rushing at quarter. Calvin Smith, co-captain elect, Will lead the squad through the drills, from his tackle position, since Joe Inman, the other half of the co captaincy, will not be able to take part because of basket ball. Several other grid perform ers are also playing on the cage team, and cannot take part in spring practice. EACONS Wake Forest Cagers Drop ?0 io 49 Decision To North Carolina CHAPEL HILL, Jan. 30 — (TP) — Alter trailing for 15 minutes of the first half, the University of North lina White Phantoms found he range and began bombarding ire basket from all angles to run np a 70 to 49 victory .over the Wake Forest Deacons here tonight. Tae victory was the third in Southern Conference play as against one setback for Coach Tom Scott's charges while the defeat was the fifth in nine loop engage ments for the Deacs. ( Coach Murray Greason’s crew took command from the opening whistle and at one time in the first half were holding a five-point, 17 to 12 advantage, but the White Phantoms cut the lead to 17-16 and pulled ahead at 13-17 on Jim Ham ilton s one-hander never to be head set The Phantoms burned the net for 12 points in the last five roinutes of the opening half to pull Jnead at intermission by a 28 to "1 count. Wake Forest pulled up to 26-32 earlT in the second half play but success ve baskets by Jim White, “°rm Kohler and Bob Paxton put loe Phantoms way out in front and w increased their advantage l1:1’1 ease as the Deacon defense vi *o pieces in the latter stages of the contest. Hamilton, the transfer student r'm Kansas State Teachers col - ■ Paced the Phantoms with ®VRn goals from the floor and one -ice throw for a 15 point total. Pax -on followed with 13 tallies while the remainder of the scoring was divided among eight other play Coach Scott used a total of ' went in the contest. Little Jack Gentry, the high-scor forward for the Deacons, paced “■s club with 10 markers. RUMS GET SESSI Brooklyn, jan. 30—(tp)—out sider Walter SeSsi, whose only •ht> home run gave the champion Louis Cardinals a vital late season victory, was acquired by ■ e Brooklyn Dodgers Thursday wavier price. ADDITIONAL SPORTS ON PAGE TEN SKAT ES" ball bearing AT YOUR SPUEQEIITER HL market DIAL 6021 °r Immediate Delivery! small air cooled gasoline Engines H to 7 Horsepower) ANCHOR Hardware Co. ' Front and Dock Sts. . ._ < Barney Poole Also Elects To Shelve Military Career Temporarily NEW YORK, Jan. 30—(yP)—Glenn Davis and Doc Blanchard, Army’s three-time All-America backfield stars, have elected to shelve their military careers temporarily— along with a third teammate, end Barney Poole—to cast their lot with the professionals in quest of gridiron gold. This was disclosed today by the War Department, which announc ed in Washington that all three players have asked for four-month furloughs from Army duty next fall to play professional football unprecedented request which at this moment are under considera ton. The announcement created a flurry of excitement among club owners of the All-America confer ence, meeting here in annual ses sion, and immediately touched off a series of maneuvers likely to leach a new high in the running battle between that loco and the rivel National league. No indication could be found in the brief announcement to hint what the War Department’s final decision would be. The three play ers are scheduled for graduation from the Military Academy at West Point in June with commis sions as second lieutenants. The Acadamy itself took a posi tion of official silence, with head coach Earl Blaik declining com ment and Col. Ned Moore, head of the public relations office, indicat ing there would be no statement until after the War department reached its decision. Thg players were not available for comment. But- words flew thick and fast at the All-America conference meet ing. Davis, one of the fastest half backs ever develobed, was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers of the All-America loop and by the De troit Lions of the National league. Blanchard, hard-driving fullback with plenty of speed for a 210 pounder. was picked by the Pitts burgh Steelers in the National league and the Brooklyn Dodgers in the All-America circuit. In a matter of minutes president Bill Cox of the Dodgers went into a huddle with Anthony J. Morabito head of the 49ers, and Morabito announced that the Dodgers had agreed to relinquish their rights to Blanchard in'favor of the San Francisco club, thus giving the 49ers a free hand to deal with both members of the great double barreled backfield combination. In Detroit, meanwhile, a spokes man for the Lions said they were “keenly interested” in making a similar deal with Pittsburgh in order to try for both Blanchard and Davis but conceded that “Pitts burgh also is after our rights to Davis in hopes it can get both the Army aces in Steeler uniforms.” As for Davis, the Detroit official declared “We are prepared to make him just as good an offer or even better—than the San Fran cisco 49ers.” Only a few days ago, the Lions outbid the 49ers for Clyde LeForce. signing the Tulsa star to a two-year contract. At Pittsburgh, a spokesman for the Steelers described the War de partment announcement as a “Surprise move” and declared: “The idea was apparently the boys’ own, as, we did not initiate it. “We’d certainly like to get Blanchard, but it’s all v,~> to the War department.” Davis and Blanchard have indi cated a desire to remain together if they play professional football. To get them together in the Nation al League in 1947 it would be necessary for the clubs to waive a rule which stipulates that new players must .remain with the teams that draft them for on# year before going to another. CHESTNUT BEARS, LAKE FOREST WIN Chestnut Whips Phantoms, 33-18; Lake Forest Tops Brigade, 36-23 Lake Forest and the Chestnut Bears came out victorious in yes terday’s Cadet league basketball doubleheader at Lake Forest’s court, Lake Forest defeating Boys Brigade, 36-23, and the Bears smacking down the White Phan toms, 33-18. Leading scorers in the Lake Forest-Brigade contest were Cecil Heath with 16 points and Walter Murphee with 12 points of the win ners and Overton with 10 of the losers. Topping the point makers in the Chestnut-White Phantom encount er were Robert Willis with seven points and Sonny Furlong with six of the White Phantoms and King with 14 of the Bears. Other players and their respec tive totals were as follows: Chest nut Bears—Padgette 2, Hicks 2, Schulken 2, Walters 9, Franks 4; White Phantoms—Glover 1, Jar rell, Batson, Lockeny 3; Boys Brigade—Merritt 3, Riens 2, Kelly 6, Smith 2; Lake Forest—Henry, Eaton 12, Smith, WAKEFIELD SIGNS DETROIT, Jan. 30 — UP)—Dick Wakefield, 25-year old Detroit Tiger outfielder whose batting average nose-dived to .268 in 1946 from a .355 figure a year previous ly, signed his 1947 Detroit contract Thursday to become the 22nd player to come to terms with Tiger Vice-President, Billy Evans. CLARK POSTS 63 TO CAPTURELEAD IN TUCSON OPEN “Freshman” Ties Course Record With Par-Shatter ing Assault TUSCON, Ariz., Jan. 30 — OP) — Blonde Jimmy Clark, 29-year-old “Freshman’ in professional golf ing rank, posted a 63 today to tie the course record and lead a par shattering assault in the first round of the 72-hole $10,000 Tuscon Open tournament. More than 30 entries in the field of 148 crack amateurs and pros bettered the par 70 figure for the 6,500-yard El Rio Country Club course. Clark was out in 31 and home in 32 to equal the competitive record set last year by tournament winner Jimmy Demaret of Houston, Tex., and equalled this year in the Ari zona Amateur championship by Chester Goldberg of Phoenix. Clark, from Huntington Park, Calif., joined.the play-for-pay ranks last August after a sojourn in the amateurs that saw him set the national public links 36-hole quali fying record of 134. He accomplish ed his feat at Denver last July to break his own record which he established in the 1941 champion ship at Spokane, Wash., with 135. Trailing Clark through the first round by a stroke was Bulky Clay ton Heafner of Charlotte, N. C., with a 30-34-64. Heafner’s 30 was the low nine for the round. Deadlocked at 65 for the par 35 35—70 layout were Jim Turnesa, White Plains, N. Y., with 32-32 and Herman Scharlau of Bloomington, 111., with 34-31. Title defender Demaret, strug gled with an unruly putter, carded a 67 to tie with nine others who included the PGA champion and leading money winner of Hershey, Pa., Ben Hogan, the tournament favorite. Demaret had a 33-34. And Hogan 35-32. MAJOR LOOP MEET HAS FULL AGENDA Menace Of Gambling Ex pected To Be Main Topic At Parley NEW YORK, Jan. 30—(U.R)-J-The increasing menace of gambling and the need for protecting baseball against a “Fix” scandal was num ber one topic on the agenda to night for the two-day major league meeting opening tomorrow. Owners and managers, on hand early for the pow-wow, were em phatic in their expression that baseball must not have a Merle Hapes or Rocky Graziano situa tion. The reference was to Hapes, a New York Giant football player, and Graziano, middleweight box ing sensation, who were recently involved in bribe offers. Lesser matters to be taken up were proposals for another in crease in admission prices, revi sion on waiver regulations to pre vent spiriting players out of one league to another at so-called bar gain rates, and improvement in relations with players. Not on the agenda, but certain tc take up plenty of time, were attempts of virtually every club to nab star players for certain posi tions. However, it is the old law of supply and demand that is hold ing up deals. All clubs have money and plenty of it after record attendance marks set last season. Virtually all clubs are offering high prices for play ers but are not willing to give up players of their own. Owners of coveted players, however, are just not interested in cash deals. Dodger outfielder Pete Reiser’s recent blast at the “adamant treat ment” accorded him by Dodger Boss Branch Rickey touched off a flood of rumors that he was to be sold or traded. The Cardinals were said to be offering third baseman George Kurowski in an even swap while the Giants were ready to come across with Babe Young and Bill Rigney, both utility players. Manager Mel Ott of the Giants said the club had “about closed” 1 a deal for an outfielder and a pitcher, but had no comment when asked whether the outfielder might be Reiser. Rickey, who always has been extremely high on Reiser—long one of his personal favorites, was be lieved reluctant to let him go at any price. The St. Louis Browns have been given several attractive offers for their young pitcher, Fred Sanford, but were definitely not interested in selling him. ECTC TRIUMPHS OVER ATLANTIC CHRISTIAN COLLEGE FIVE, 45-39 _!__ GREENVILLE, Jan. 30.— (JP) _ East Carolina Teachers College romped to its 14th straight basket ball victory in routing its old rival, Atlantic Christian College, by 45 to 39, here tonight before an overflow crowd of over 1,800 fans. Triumph gave Coach Johnson’s boys possession of a "Bohunk trophy” which is awarded to the victor in football, basketball and baseball games played by the riv als. The teams *will meet on the Wilson floor next month, and the Wooden Bucket Trophy again will be at stake. Of 300,000,000 people on . the European continent, 65,000,000 are Protestants. Graziano Goes Before Grand Jury -^--" mu.. null ... U ■CjfcWQy Rocky Graziano (center), middleweight boxing title contender, arrives at the office of New York District Attorney Frank S. Hogan preparatory to appearing before a Grand Jury investigating of a gambling ring suspected of "fixing” New York sporting events. With Graziano are his manager, Irving Cohen (left), and bis lawyer, Max Epstein. Hogan said Graziano told the grand jury he was offered a $100,000 bribe by a man, whose name he did not remember, to “throw” a fifht. (AP Wirephoto). New York Athletic Commission To Hear Rocky Graziano Today NEW YORK, Jan. 30—(U.R)—As Rocky Graziano prepared^ to ex plain to the New York State Ath letic Commission tomorrow his fail ure to report a $100,000 bribe offer, an old story about the attempted bribery of welterweight champion Ray (Sugar) Robinson last Septem ber was revived today. Robinson repeated to reporters the fact that a stranger had offer ed him $25,000 if he would with draw from the scheduled Sept. 6 title fight at Yankee Stadium with Marty Servo, who then was welter champ. Robinson, at that time, was training at his own camp in Green wood Lake, N. Y. Sugar Ray said he rejected the offer, explaining to the stranger that he had been gunning for the title shot for five years. The Servo Robinson bout was later cancelled because of Servo’s nose injuries. Shortly afterwards, Servo retired. Robinson won the vacant title by beating Tommy Bell on Dec. 20. The newly crowned 147-pound champion said he had not reported, the bribe-offer to anyone because he thought the would-be-briber was merely a “Jerk.” In mid-Decem, ber however, he gave the story to New York newspapermen and it was published. It caused practical ly no comment. Neither the District Attorney’s office nor the boxing commission had noticed the De cember story, spokesmen said to day. Robinson’s revival of the story was interpreted by some boxing men as a gesuture of sympathy to ward Graziano, the middleweight challenger, who faces possible in definite suspension at tomorrow’s commission hearing. Rocky has admitted to District Attorney Frank S. Hogan that he was offered a bribe of $100,000 while training at Stillman’s gym nasium for the bout with Cowboy Ruben Shank, which was scheduled for Madison Square Garden on Dec. 27, but which was cancelled later. Those admissions made Graziano technically guilty of violating rule 64 of the commission’s code. Rule 64 requires a New York-licensed boxer to report immediately to the commission any offer of a bribe. The current two-man commission —Chairman Eddie Eagan and Dr. Clilan Powell, Harlem Negro pub lishe—were expected by most box ing men to suspend Graziano indef initely tomorrow. Such penalty would automatically cancel his return title fight with Tony Zale, middleweight cham pion, scheduled for March 21 at Madison Square Garden; and ' it would cause Marcel Gerdan of Morocco or some other contender to be substituted against Zale. It also would toss into the laps of National Boxing Association offi cials the “Hot chestnut”; whether to permit Graziano to fight in N. B. A. territory despite his banish ment from rings of New York state, which is not an N. B. A. member. Clinton Blues To Start Spring Training April 7 Exhibition Games Booked With Fayetteville, Golds boro, Greenville By MORRIS WADE CLINTON, Jan. 30 — Clinton’* Sampson county Blues, the club that attracted the largest attend ance, better than 62,000 last sea son and then had to be content with being runner ups in both the pennant race and play offs, are ex pecting to field even a better team this summer. The Tobacco State loop entry had its share of bad breaks but Wee Willie Duke’s fancy hitting and leadership saw the club sitting atop the heap at mid season. A costly fire that destroyed the club’s grandstand, field house, uniforms and equipment happened during the first month of play. This was enough to cause any team to quit. However the Blues finish ed less than a game from pennent honors and went \o the finals in the play offs. Sanford edged out in the pennant fight by percentage points and Angier-Fuquay cropped the post season series. Neither Duke or his successor later in the season. Bill Campau, stocky receiver, will be back but the Blues think they have secur ed the best playing skipper in the loop in Bob Hall of Roanoke, Va. Young Hall is a hurler but plays, a swell brand of utility ball at most any position. He managed Narrons, Va. last summer and copped both the pennant and play offs honors. Duke will pilot the Durham Bulls in the Carolina league this summer and Campau will be at Portsmouth. He is the property of the Chicago Cubs. Earl Rosser, a 20 game winner With the Blues, also will be at Portsmouth and is another Cubs man. Prexy L. C. Kerr has announced that spring training will get un derway April 7, which will give the fellows three weeks of pre paring for the opener, April 29. Exhibition games have been scheduled with Fayetteville, Golds boro and Greenville, on home and home basis, with dates tentative at present. Some college teams are being scheduled. The announcement is being re leased that Lonnie Smith, third sacker who hit better than 300 last season, has been sold to the N. Y. Giants ?nd will be with their farm at Jacksonville, Fla. Sale price was $2,000. Jack Toth, a catcher recently bought from the Chicago Cubs, is expected to fill Campau’s shoes. He comes highly recommended and caught for Elizabethtown of the Appalachian loop last year. Two outfielders, both regulars and great hitters, Bob Vorell and Ray Riley, will be back. Riley was picked on the All-Star team and many proclaim him the best in the loop. Second sacker Johnnie Bohonko, a nifty fielder and the veteran Phil Morris at first base, are counted on. Morris hit fine here after joining the club late in the season. He was purchased from Smithfield’s Leafs. If John Ballerini returns to fill the short stop gap, then the local Manage ment won’t have to worry about anything in the infield, except at third. Ballerini belongs to the N. Y. Giants and is scheduled for Danville but the lad injured his shoulder just before the play offs last summer and was forced to retire. So local officials figure they may be able to secure his services again, if he’s in shape for another campaign. The Blues will have a problem in securing as good a pitching staff as that on hand in 1946. Bob by Keane, the “Kid Wonder” from Brooklyn, is now a transfered “Bum” of Sampson county. Bobby has been doing some tall book keeping for a concern in Clinton and is such a whiz at it, he figures he might give up the game. Keane is the lad who tossed 23 wins in 27 starts and led all Tobacco hurlers in the win and lost column. Leaks ville owns him and that’s where he will be if he does decide to play ball. Bob Gallo and Jack Catapano, a N. Y. Yankees farm hand who joined the club the final month of play last season, will be back. Catapano broke his arm be fore coming here and was with the Blues to see if his flinger would come around okey. He did credit able work. Eight rookies, two from Penn State’s college campus, have been signed. The left field foul line will be moved to its left about fifty feet, thus giving a greater distance for hitters to clear the right field fence. Nine directors will act, they being L. C. Kerr, Prexy; Jack Poole, Vice Prexy; directors, H. B. Barwick, Jeff D. Johnson, Raymond Flake, George Rackley, Gordon Love, N. B. Hill; Roseboro; Roy Carter, Salemburg, N. P. Parker is Sec’y treas. One of Rhode Island s nick names is the Blue Hen State. SUNDAY SCHOOL CAGE SCHEDULE RELEASED BY Y Ten Teams In League To Play On Thursday And Saturday Weekly Adam W. Smith, physical di rector of the YMCA last night an nounced the addition of two new teams in the YMCA Senior Sun day School basketball league. The teams are Winter Park Methodists and Seagate Baptists. At the same time, Smith re leased a complete schedule for the remainder of the season, it is as follows: Saturday, Feb. 1: 7:00 Trinity Temple; 8:00 St. James — First Baptist; 9:00 First Pres.—Winter Park Me.. Thursday, Feb. 6'- 7:00 Immanuel —Fourth St.; 8:00 Carolina—Sea gate Baptist. Saturday, Feb. 8: 7:30 Trinity First Baptist; 8:30 St. James — Immanuel; 9:30 Temple— Winter Park. Thursday, Feb. 12: 7:00 First Pres.—Carolina. 8:00 Fourth St.— Seagate. Saturday, Feb. 15: 7;30 Trinity —First Pres.; 8:30 St. James — Temple. Thursday, Feb. 20: 7:00 First Baptist — Fourth St.; 8:00 Im manuel — Seagate; 9:00 Carolina —Winter Park. Saturday, Feb. 22: 7:00 Trinity —Immanuel; 8:00 St. James — Carolina; 9:00 Temple—Seagate. _ Thursday, Feb. 27: 7:30 First Baptist—First Pres.; 3:30 Fourth 3t.—Winter Park. Saturday, March 1: 7:00 Trinity — Carolina; 8:00 St. James — Fourth St.; 9:00 Temple — First Pres. Thursday, March 6: 7:00 First Baptist—Seagate. 8:00 Immanuel —Winter Park Methodist. Saturday, March 8: 7:30 Trinity —Fourth St.; 8:30 St. James — Winter Park Me. Thursday, March 13: 7:00 Temple — Immanuel; 8:00 First Baptist — Carolina; 9:00 First Pres. — Seagate Baptist. Saturday, March 15: 7:00 Trinity — Winter Park; 8:00 St. James— Seagate; 9:00 Temple — Carolina. Thursday, March 20—7:30 First Baptist —Immanuel; 8:30 First Pres — Fourth St. Saturday, March 22 : 7:00 Trinity —Seagate; 8:00 St. James First Pres.; 9:00 Temple — Fourth St. Thursday, March 27: 7:30 First Baptist — Winter Park. 8:30 Im manuel — Carolina. Second Change In Time Eade By Coach Brogden New Hanover Mentor Makes Shift Follow ing Requests Of Fans; Junior Varsity Meet Rocky Mount Jayvees At 4:15 By GENE WARREN Determined to erase the memory of the 64-28 mauling handed them last week by Wilmington at Rocky Mount, Coach Bob Broome’s fourth place Blackbirds invade New Hanover High’s spacious gymnasium th's afternoon at 5:45 o clock to clash with the Eastern Class AA Conference lead ing Wildcats. A preliminary encounter between Coach Wal lace West s NHHS Jayvees and the Rocky Mount Junior Varsitv will open the basketball doubleheader at 4:15. The game time, slated earlier thus week for 3:30, has been changed to 5:45 so that Wi’mington adults, who do not TAR HEEL CINDER MEN HEAD NORTH North Carolina Trackmen To Compete In New York Mile Race CHAPEL HILL, Jan. 30.—(yP)— Four promising distance runners, ail off last fall’s Southern Con ference championship cross coun try squad, leave Friday for New York to represent the Univofsi^y of North Carolina in the teaiM mile race of the Millrose games in Madison Square Garden Saturday night. The quartet consists of Jimmy Miller, Jack Milne, Alvin Smith and Julian MacKenzie, all of whom have turned in 4:24 mile3. Coach Dale Ranson is in charge of the harriers and is optimistic over the Tar Heels giving south ern track a good representation in the strong eastern competition. It will be the first appearance of the Tar Heels in indoor track this winter. EASTERN CONFERENCE STANDINGS Team Won Lost Pet OA DA Wilmington . 4 0 1.000 56.3 32 Durham ..- 3 1 .750 35.3 31.3 Raleigh __ 3 2 .600 39.2 36.8 Rocky Mount 3 3 .500 27.5 33.3 Wilson 2 3 .400 36.2 40.5 Fayettevville 2 5 .286 30.6 32/6 Goldsboro ..1 4 .200 28 39.8 George Trautman Takes Over As Minor League President Appoints Peter Piton As Office Manager Of Base ball Association DURHAM, Jan. 30—(U.R)—George Trautman took over as czar of baseball’s minor leagues today promising to “Do everything hu manly possible” To cure the game’s greatest headache, the gambling menace. Predicting that 1947 will be the biggest year in baseball’s history, Trautman bluntly warned the 51 minor leagues under his com mand—an all-time high—to lay off gambling for the sake of the game. Trautman said there was ;iq doubt that “Sinister outside in fluences” were doing their utmost to make inroads into professional baseball, but felt confident the game can be kept above reproach “Because the players and clubs know the game must retain pub lic confidence to survive.” “Baseball will be popular1' as long as it has the confidence of the public,” The former general manager of the Detroit Tigers said. “Baseball is no fly-by-nignt proposition. It has held the public confidence for 107 years and we must keep it that way.” The energetic, florid - faced Trautman, who took over the job of president of the National As sociation of Professional Baseball Leagues from stern old Judge William G. Bramham, was here to move the minor leagues’ head quarters to Columbus, O. Bramham, who retired at the age of 72 after a 15-year career during which he was quick to hit at any unsavory practices in the minors, had conducted his offices here since he first assumed his job in 1932. The judge will con tinue to serve the little loops as a pensioned advisor. Bramham’s last big act before retiring was a vigorous public blast at alleged game-fixing in Louisiana’ s' Evangeline League and the lifetime suspension of five players from the Houma and Ab beville teams wh< met in the loop’s 1946 post-season champion ship playoffs. Yesterday Bramham delivered a scathing 5000-word report of the scandalous gambling and game throwing conditions that existed in the Evangeline Circuit last season and turned over his bulging files on the fiasco to Trautman. APPOINTS PITON DURHAM, Jan. 30—(A5)—Presi dent George M. Trautman today announced the appointment of Peter Piton. 38-year-old Chicago native, as office manager and supervisor of the records depart ment of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues. Piton, who was employed for eight years in the office of late Judge K. M. Landis, baseball com missioner, will report for duty Monday morning. Feb. 3. when President Trautman officially opens the minor league headquar ters at Columbus, Ohio. A large moving van loaded the files, records and office equipment here today for the long haul to Columbus, marking the close of the Durham offices after 14 year* UPSET FEATURES YMCA TWIN BILL Immanuel Presbyterian Scores 24-19 Win Over First Presbyterian Immanuel Presbyterian upset the vaunted First Presbyterian basketball team, 24-19, yesterday at the YMCA in the feature attrac tion of a cage doubleheader. In the other affray the Fourth Street Advent Church quintet trounced Carolina Beach Methodist, 24-16. LeRoy Towles of First Presbyter ian and Rowan of Immanuel Pres byterian led all scorers in the main contest, each player scoring seven points. The second collision saw Harrington with 11 of Fourth Street Advent and Dockery with eight of Carolina Beach set the pace. Other scorers and their respec tive points were: Immanuel Pres byterian — Smith 2, Maynard 5, Gibson 6, Heath 4; First Presbyter ian _ west 5, Brown 2, Parker, Stevens 3, Crowley 2; Carolina Beach — Sparks, Brewer 4, Wal ton, Carter; Fourth Street Advent — Dukes, Smith, Collie 2, Powell 8, Bradshaw 3, Clark. The name “Joel” means strong willed. , of operation under retired Judge W. G. Bramham. Bramham will keep two rooms of the local offices in the Hill building here to carry on his work in an advisory capacity with the National Association, Trautman leaves here tomorrow for New York City where he will sit in on the Baseball Writers’ Dinner this week-end before going to Columbus. The Best In Radio— Zenith and Crosby 209 Market St._Dial 2-3224 Let Us Plan Your GENERAL ELECTRIC KITCHEN (ire^ Bros. MARKET & FRONT Dial 9655 get on work until late this after noon, can attend the important contest. Toady’s game should be one of the season’s best. Rocky Mount, fresh from a 44-42 victory over Hugh Morson High in Raleigh, is gunning for the Wilmington skirm ish. They were more than humili ated last week, when Wilmington rolled up the most one-sided tri umph in 1947 circuit circles over them. Prior to the NHHS contest no quint had tallied as many as 30 ,'Oints on Rocky Mount. The Wild cats’ Billy Mason and Johnny Me Koy scored 29 points by them selves in the 64-28 romp. The lineup for the visiting Black birds today will find Bill Rees* and Gilbert McCullen at forwards, A1 McCotter will be the boy to watch. The big pivot man sparked the Blackbirds to their upset over Raleigh, rapping in 14 points. Hooks also sank 14 against the Caps. But if the Wildcats guard them as closely as in the first en counter the two cagers will not cause trouble. McCotter was held to six points by Johnny McKoy, and Hooks was able to toss in only two markers. In Mason and McKoy New Han over has a double sample of dy namic for Rocky Mount as fas as scoring goes. These two lads are not only leading the local point makers in flipoing in goals but also the entire Eastern Conference. McKoy averages 15.5 points in each of his four conference ayearances this season, while Mason is only two tenths of a point behind boasting a 15.3 mark. Rounding out the list is W. A. Brown, 7.8 points, Toddy Fennell, 5.3 points, and Louis Collie, 4.3 points. For the season Mason leads “Mac” by a 13.2 to 13.1 margin. Brown with 9.3, Fennell with 6.1, and Collie with 5.1 finish out the group. However, during the past two games the scoring parade has been centered on Fennell and Collie, who have hit their shooting strides. Fennell has found the net for 23 points and Collie, 21, in the last two games. Comparative conference figure* show that Wilmington has flipped in an average of 56.3 points' to the opposition’s 32 thus far this season, giving Coach Brogden’s club the best offensive average avd second best defensive mark. Durham is the only quint with a better defen se. The Bulldogs hold a 31.3 de fensive average per contest. Rocky Mount ranks fourth in de fense with a 33.3 mark and last in offense with a very low 27.5 conference average. Other conference battles tonight find Goldsboro’s Earthquakes, who defeated Fayetteville, 43-31, Tuesday at Goldsboro, hitting the road for Raleigh, and Wilson traveling to Durham. New Hanover ’Will 'display their new white uniforms with black trimmings today. Tuesday, they wore the black suits with white trimming. Mead-Green Scrap On W.M.F.D. Tonight Pete Mead (above), a middleweight', from Grand Rapids, Mich., endeav ors to move closer to a title oppor tunity by engaging Harold Green, crack Brooklyn battler, in a ten rounder at New York’s Madison Square Garden tonight. Since leaving the Auto State, Mead has made long strides in 160-pound ranks by winning 10 out of 11 fights. The only man to beat him in the East is Herb Kronowitz, whom Pete had previously defeated. Mead is a “walk-in” fighter with a long left which he uses effectively. In tackling Green, however, Mead has cut out an evening for himself. A fistic genius, Green combines punching - power with boxing skill. He’s rough, relentless—and gives the fans plenty for their money. Enjoy the excitement, blow-by blow, on Gillette’s Cavalcade of Sports over American Broadcasting Co. and WMFD, 1400 on your dial at 10 p.m. And remember men . LOOK sharp! FEEL sharp! BE sharp! Use Gillette Blue Blades with the sharpest edges ever honed! ■ n2J>rri|htLlM71bf Gillette ■ :