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• i i i. i i i lit. ^ 77,, OTHER SIDE of SPORTS BY GIL SMITH If'ihe reader will glance across to the next page, after he's read everything else in the paper and there’s nothing else to do. he’ll see a column called ’’Fish Lines writ ten by a fisherman ... or at least so he claims. The angler, Jack Cowie, also writes letters, and sent one to this writer which will explain the reason for today’s column. In his note. Mr. nsn rmies puu forth a challenge to this writer, which cannot be ignored, and in order to accept the dare, we must trot arcund nine holes of golf next Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock with a mid-iron in one hand and a box of aspirin nearby. The headache pills are neces sary because the old fisherman will be around playing nine holes of the gentleman’s game, with a fish pole, of some sort or another. Cowie declares publicly that he can defeat us in the abbreviated match, by attaching a golf ball to his lme, and casting his drives, chips, approaches, and putts. So if Ben Hogan, and his buddies will pardon us for an afternoon, well see just how good a golfer the fisherman is. Officials at the Municipal course have okayed the match, although Mr. Creighton did so in a weak moment. Jimmy Wade has promised to officiate the match, to see that our op ponent doesn’t pull any trout out of the water traps. Cowie has, in effect, slapped our cheek with a salty mullet, because he thinks fishing is the only sport in the world. He wants to play the match with the stakes, a steak . . you’ll note here he doesn’i care to eat fish. Sow the cagy old guy isn’t so dumb, because when he gets within a pole length of the cup> he can drop the ball in, and therefore cannot miss sinking any eight foot putts. And we can't remember where or when we've sunk an eight-footer. But for the honor of all links lovers in this area, we cannot 1st this pass by. Fish Lines sticks in another rule that makes the match more even He says he’ll count each cast ai one stroke, but exempts all back lashes. And of course he cannoi lost a ball, because he'll have the durned thing attached to his line. We will use just a mid-iron, for driving, putting, and look ing for lost balls. If it gets dark before Cowie finishes tne second hole, the match automatically will be forfeited bj him. With apologies to all Wil mington golfers for the farce, we are going through with this circus. According tc 'Wade, who agreed to referee the match, and keep score, it’s the first time Municipal golf course has been so used. We hope so, and fervently hope it will be the last. After we force Fish Lines to ad mit he’s licked, while he buys a cecent steak, we may catch the bug, and challenge him to a fishing contest. Because we honestly believe we can catch more fish with a mid-iron than he can with a rod ard reel. T1 :s is progress, fans. Wildcats Paired With GW Cagers In Durham Tourney DURHAM. March 8.— UP)—With one ,of the strongest fields in the history of the event all set to start firing away next Friday morning in t£ie opening round of the Sixth Annual Duke-Durham Southern High School Invitational Basketball j tourfiament, officials today map ped final plans for the two-day af fair <by making the pairings and setting the starting times. Taking into consideration that all of the eight quintets are bringing excellent records into the tourney, the [officials decided to dispense with, the usual procedure of seed ing teams. Instead they put the names of all clubs into a hat and dreW out the pairings. The two North Carolina and South Carolina representatives ended up in opposite brackets while the two Virginia schools, Granby of Nor folk .and George Washington of Alexandria, fell into the upper bracket. These two schools meet nexFweek for the Virginia Class I championship. New Hanover High of Wilming ton, [was the first team drawn and landed at the top of the upper bracket. Parker High of Green ville,; S. C., was given the second spot [in the upper bracket while Patterson Park High of Baltimore, Md.,'and Greensboro, were the two teanrfs in the first draw for the In ,:ej- bracket. After the first*four teams were lined" up, the other teams were draujh out to compete the pairings. George Washington was matched; with. Wilmington, Granby with Pail^ei, Greenville. S. C.. Senior High,with Patterson Park, and Cal vin Coolidge High of Washington. D. O.. with Greensboro. Packer and Granby drew the • -- opening assignment and will of ficially open play at 9 o'clock Fri day morning. Wilmington and George Washington will meet in the second game at 10:30 a. m. Calvin Coolidge and Greensboro at 12 noon and Patterson Park and Greenville at 1:30 p. m. The semi-finals will pit the win ners of the Wiimington-Alexandria and Parker-Granby contests to gether at 7:30 o'clock Friday night, and the Patterson Park-Greenville victor against the Calvin Coolidge Greensboro winner at 9 o'clock. The two losers in the semi-final games will battle for the consola tion honors at 7:30 o'clock Saturday night and the championship scrap will follow at 9. Frankfort, Ky., High copped the title last year by defeating South ern High of Baltimore. Md.. in the finals, 38 to 32. Wilmington High defeated Greenville Senior High for consolation cup. 30 Enter YMCA Cage Championship Tourney Adam Smith, YMCA physical director said yesterday that 30 teams have entered the YMCA third annual amateur basketball championship tournament. Monday night, March 10. is the deadline for entries into the league, and all teams which have not weighed in by the 10th will not be able to enter the league even if they signed up. Bronze medals will be awarded championship teams of each divi sion and the championship games will be played at the New Hanover gymnasium High School March 22. *_ « |; We Are One-Year-Old Today! ~| This EVINRUDE Motor TREE! Jo The -ta——- Winnner Calculate ; The Number Ot COTTEF. PINS In The Jar ' In Our Window! Ev In rude Ranger 1.5 HI*. To Re Given Away Place Your Calculation In The Box Inside Qur Lobby! NOTICE SrM-5lth”! lr,rLAST YEAR t ->■-— Winner Will Ee An ATT n Tills will a flounced Sun day. v w Thl. Mill Bo An March 301h v WINNER Annual Event On __ ” * n e. Our Annlver s a r y Give Us Yo,ir Estl- WAS Each Year! inatp . . . You Mav Dr. E. 1). URICH Be Riirht! Wrlahtsvllle Sound ANCHOR HARDWARE COMPANY If It’s Useful . . . You’ll Find It Here! Corner Front and Dock Sts. Dial 5043 A - ___ i Shallotte Girls Also Crowned, As Star-News, YMCA Tourney Ends The highly favored Elizabethtown Yellow Jackets bowed before the onslaught of Richlands High school cagers in the finals of the Star News-YMCA eighth annual bas ketball tournament at New Han over High gym last night, by a score of 34-28. In the first attraction Shallotte’s high-flying girls squall edged Clarkton High’s girls’ finalists, 26-24. A large crowd of roaring fans watched Coach E. J. Johnson’s underdog Onslow county five re fuse to be beaten, as they latched onto their 23rd victory out of 28 games. The Richlands team grab bed an early lead as they showed the Jacket they didn’t have the press clippings. The Jackets enter ed the fracas with a record of 24 straight triumphs on southeastern North Carolina cage floors. Gene Bell, sharpshooting forward of the Richlands team sunk a total of 13 points to lead his squad in the upset. Tall Sammis Cole, of the Jackets rang the bell for 17 points for the losing five. Arter me game, tnrongs oi Richlands fans swarmed over the court lifting their coach over their , head in a joyous victory march. In the preliminary battle be tween the Shallotte High girls and the Clarkton sextet, the lead changed several times during the game, and the final score was in doubt until the bell had rung. Alberta Leonard, smooth work ing forward of the Shallotte sex tet took scoring honors in the clash, dropping 13 tallies through the hoop, and her teammate Con nie Frink slammed 10 markers past Clarkton's defense to aid in the triumph. For Clarkton. it was Connie Hes ter pacing the tally-makers as she poured a dozen points into the cash register for the losers. Kathleen Powers was runner-up with 11 markers. Clarkton led 13 to 11 at the halftime mark, but the femmes from Brunswick county began to roll after the third stanza got underway. Lorraine Galloway tal lied thrice for Shallotte to total the scoring for the winners. Coach Leon Brogden, athletic mentor at New Hanover High, presented both teams with tro phies, and Adam Smith, YMCA athletic director presented the winning Shallotte squad with a gold basketball. The losers re ceived a silver basketball from Roy Cook, sports editor of the Morning Star, and one of the tourney directors. Kathleen Powers of Clarkton. won the girls free throw contest with 14 out of 25 to win a gold basketball. Betsy Lane, of NHHS was runnerup with 13 out of 25 and received a silver ball. Darius Standland and Louis Potter tied for the boys free throw contest with 17 out of 25. In the playoff. Potter sank 20 to Stand land's 15. The boys received gold and silver basketballs. The sportsmanship trophies were presented to the Long Creek Grady girls and Atkinson boys teams during the intermission. Rich lands G F TP Bell _ 3 7 13 Brown _-— 4 2 10 Cox __ 2 0 4 McGowan _ 000 Sanders _ 3 17 Koonce ___ 0 0 0 Marshburn _ 0 0 0 TOTALS _12 10 34 Elisabethtown G F TP Cole _ 4 4 12 Clark _ 2 1 5 Hicks _ 2 2 6 Britt _ 2 0 4 Evans _ 0 0 0 Gooden ___0 0 0 Clark. _ 0 0 0 Simmons _ 0 0 0 Owens _ 0 0 0 Hicks _ 0 0 0 TOTALS _ 10 7 28 Half-time score: Richlands 20; Eliza bethtown 15. Officials—Moore and Johnson. Scorer—Miller. Timer—Croom. Shallotte G F TP Leonard, f____5 3 13 Galloway, f_ 1 1 3 Frink, f _ 4 2 10 Bennett, g _ 0 0 0 Spivey, g _- _0 0 0 P. Bennett, f _ U 0 0 Phelps, f __ 0 0 0 TOTALS __1 6 26 Clarkton G F TP Powers, f _ 4 3 11 Gooden, f _—_ 0 0 0 .1. Thompson, t'_ Oil tester, f _ 6 0 12 '/oils, g _ 0 0 0 ligh, g _____ _ 0 0 0 ■’hompson, g _ 0 0 0 Smith, g __ 0 0 0 Parnell, g _ 0 0 0 TOTALS_ 10 4 24 Half-time score: Shallotte 11. Clarkton 13. Officials Williams and Moore. Scorer: Miller. Timer: Croom. X - Can’t Scare Us, Greensboro In their latest picture the first and second teams of Coach Leon Brogdea’s high-flying Wildcats don’t appear too worried over the Tuesday night battle with Greensboro’s Western Conference title holders. Shown after a hard workout, the first row readme left to right: Weinie Brown, guard; Tinky Rogers, guard; Toddy Fennell, guard; Luke Collie, forward; and .Johnny Crowley e„ard Back row LeRoy Towles, center; Charlie Smith, forward; Johnny McKoy, center; Don Hyatt, forward; and Billy Mason forward' The Cats mieht glance across the page to see three of their opponents in the state championship battle next Tuesday. (PHOTO BY PERRY JAMES ) Hogan, Demaret, Take Lead In Miami Golf Tournament BADGERS GRAB CAGE CROWN IN RESUMED BATTLE -- EVANSTON, 111., March 8.—(/P)— Wisconsin smashed Purdue 72 to 60 tonight in an unprecendented '‘last-half” game to capture the Big Nine Basketball championship. The Badgers' flashy forward, Bob Cook, flipped in eight points to win the conference individual scor ing crown. The thrilling 20-minute cage capsule which was the resumption of the Badger-Boilermaker contest interrupted at halftime Feb. 24 by the tragic collapse of a bleacher section in the Purdue fieldhouse, gave Wisconsin outright claim to the Big Nine crown with nine vic tories and three defeats, and left Indiana and Illinois locked in sec ond place with 8-4 records. Chapman Plans New Defense For Williams CLEARWATER. Fla., March, 8. — (U.R) — Ben Chapman, of the Phillies went on record today with a number of unequivocal opinions, the most interesting of which was his version of a shift to stop Ted Williams. “I’ll love everybody but the pitcher to the right side of the diamond when we play the Red Sox Sunday,” Chapman said. “If Ted still hits one through. I’ll call in the coaches and bull pen catch YANKS, BUMS CLASH HAVANA. March 8.—(U.R)—Man ager Bucky Harris of the New York Yankees nominated Pitchers Char lie Wensloff, Joe Page and Frank (Spec! Shea to oppose the Brook lyn Dodgers today. Fifty-one Yankee players ar rived by plane from Venezuela yes terday. Manager Leo Durocher of the Dodgers made no definite statement regarding the pitchers he would use against the Yanks but indicated the chores would fall to John Van Cuyk, Rex Barney and Joe Batten. DODDS WINS AGAIN NEW YORK. March 8 — (TP) _ Gilbert Dodds galloped the second fastest mile ever run on a stand ard indoor track tonight when he won the Frank A. Brennan Colum bian mile at the New York Knights of Columbus games by 60 yards in 4:07.1. Kramer Sparkles In Win; Miss Betz Scores Again By AUSTIN BEALMEAR NEW YORK, March 8. —(TP)— Automatic Jack Kramer and gold en-haired Pauline Betz assumed complete command of American amateur tennis today when they captured the National Indoor Championships and piled them on top of the turf court singles titles they won last summer. The 2,500 fans who converged on the Seventh Regiment Armory for the finals of the , 44th annual tournament may have seen the be ginning of a two-way universal grand slam. The two Los Angeles champions have dedicated them selves to winning all the major titles of the world in 1947, which they hint will be their last year In the amateur game. Kramer was at his sparkling best as he wrapped up the men’s singles titles for the first time with a* crushing straight - set I triumph over young Bob Falken burg, the National Intercollegiate champion from Dos Angeles, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2. Miss Betz, who also numbers the Wimbledon Championship among her present title posses sions, was nearly as impressive in the feminine finale where she de feated Doris Hart of Coral Gables, Fla., 6-2, 7-5. Kramer, hero of America’s suc cessful Davis Cup conquests in 1946, was the complete master of his fellow townsman, who had reached the finals. He handled Falkenenburg’s lightning service as if he owned it. Neither Falkenberg’s cannon ball serve nor his fine cross-court shots pcsed any problems for Kramer. Miss Betz also dominated the play all the way as she returned to the throne she has occupied three times previously, in 1939. 1941 and 1943. Four-time outdoor .hampion, Miss Betz is only the third woman in tennis history to wear the indoor and outdoor crowns at the same time. By WILBUR JENNINGS MIAMI, Fla., March 9.—(TP)—Ben Hogan, of Hershey, Pa., and Jim my Demaret, of Calif., were two up over Dick Metz, Chicago, and Chick Harbert. Detroit, at the end of 30 holes of play in the semi finals of the $10,000 International four-ball golf tournament here to day. Sammy Byrd, Detroit, and John ny Revolta, Evanston, 111., were all even with their match with Law son I.ittle, Cleveland, and Lloyd Mangrum. of Los Angeles, at the end of 28 holes. There W'as indication that the matches would not be completed tonight and would have to be finish ed in the morning. Metz and Harbert held a one-up advantage over Hogan and De maret at the end of the morning 18. Hogan was wild off the tees and his putting was eratic. A best ball of 68 was carded by Metz and Harbert for the early round, to Hogan and Demaret's 69. Metz carried his team all the w'av w'ith the exception of the 12th hole which was won by Harbert. Little and'Mangrum had a best call of 66 and led Byrd and Revolta one up with Byrd and Revolta'? 37. At the end of 27 holes, their match \*as all square. Both matches were struggles with each team see-sawing for the leaid. Metz and Harbert were tw'o up at the end of 23 holes, but Hogan put his team back into the game with fine putts on the 24th and 26th holes for winning birdies to even match. Mangrum and Little lost their early one-up lead on the 19th when Revolta's second shot landed inch es from the cup. A birdie on the 29th gave them a two-up lead. But Little's putter clicked to drop a 40-footer on the 24th for a birdie two and a 20-footer on the 26th for another birdie two to even the match. Revolta won the 27th with a 20 foot putt but Little dropped a 30 footer on the 28th to even matters again. The match is being played over the 6,700-yard Miami Country Club course which has a part of 36-36, 72. YMCA Varsity Enters Strawberry Tournament Wilmington YMCA Varsity basketball team will enter the? Strawberry All-Star Basketball tournament to be played at Wallace High School gym nasium beginning tomorrow night. The YMCA squad opens the tourney with a battle with Deep Run at 8:30 o’clock to morrow night. NOTHING LIKE TRYING STITES, Idaho, March 8.— (A5)—The Stites team tried last night but the visiting Gifford High School basketball team canceled them out 58 to 0. The halftime score was 29 to 0. JACKSONVILLE CAGERS SWEEP TO NEW HONORS (Special To The Star-News) JACKSONVILLE, March 9. — Jacksonville High school's strong jasketball quintet swept to its sec in the Grainger High School Invita weeks last night with a 31-25 tri umph over Camp Lejeune cagers ond championship cup in as many tional tournament at Kinston. Jacksonville had earlier grabbed league championship by whipping Richlands in regular season play, and Coach L. R. Lingle’s boys also were runner-ups in the Elizabeth town tourney recently. In the closely fought battle at Kinston, the score was knotted sev eral times before Bush and Lassit er, Jacksonville forwa’.ds sent their squad out in front in the last per iod. After the game. Captain Bob Sanders lanky pivot-man for Jack sonville received the cup for his team from tournament officials, and John Bowersox, of the Marine squad was awarded the most valu able player trophy. Softball Managers Asked To Attend Meeting Here Softball team managers in the New Hanover league were urged to attend a meeting tomorrow night in the Community Center, by Bert Hawley, athletic director of the Recreation department. The meeting will be held to ac cept entries in the Hanover league. Hawley said, and will begin at 8 o’clock. ENTRIES START WILSON. March 8.— (JP) —Plans for the 1947 National Family Bas ketball tournament, scheduled here next December, are already under way and the first entry has been received. Officials of the Chamber of Com merce announced today that the Glenn Roberts, Akron. O.. family had entered the annual event. DIMAGGIO RESPONDS BALTIMORE, March 8 — fJP) — Doctors at Johns Hopkins hospi tal reported today a hole in Joe DiMaggio's left heel is responding well to penicillin treatments and indicated they would perform a skin graft on the Yankee slug ger’s ailing foot early next week. BICYCLES and REPAIRING Better Than ’ Ever— Ask roar Blocks Shirt Dealer to keep vou Infnrm ijU rd on the new ^ shirt* as he (eta SANTA ANITA PURSE GOES TO ON TRUST ARCADIA, Calif., March 8.—(TP' —On Trust captured the $100,000 Santa Anita Derby today in a con vincing victory over the $200,800 Bay colt. Stepfather, and 11 othei rival three-year-olds in the tenth running of the event before 60.000 fans. Drawing the curtain on the Santa Anita winter meeting, the Cali fornia-bred chestnut colt finished the mile and one quarter grind three-quarters of a length in front of W. L. Dickie, Stepfather’s stable mate, with Tropical Sea a surprise third and Stepfather fourth. On Trust, owned by E. O. Stice and Sons of nearby Earle Rock. Calif., and second choice in the betting to the Harry M. Warner entry of Stepfather a-nd W. L. Sickle, ran a smart race with Jockey Johnny Longden in the sad dle, making his move to take com mand as the field entered the Stretch. Hddie Arcaro bought W. L. Sickle up to challenge the handsome chestnut, but couldn't overhaul the speedy winner. The winner, timed at 2:03 1-5. paid $6.10. $3.50 and $3.00. The place position paid $2.90 and $2.50. and Charles H. Howard's Tropical Sea gaid $4.40. On Trust, winner of $83,545 going into today’s race, added $81,750 net in a race that carried a gross value of $127,800. •A total of $781,300 was wagered on the outcome, breaking last year’s Derby figure of $588,750. The crowd, less than the 70.000 antici pated. was 7,000 more than Derby day in 1946 and 5.000 more than the Derbv record of 55.000 set in 1938. In 1940, New York state had one physician for every 597 persons, while Mississippi had only one for every 1.784. PHANTOM,SLEAD MOST OF game ' IN NEAR UPSEi DURHAMrMTThT-,* . termined, favored bunch ** men from North Care' fought a successful Uph. 7 ,S'a'* mgnt to win the 26th Ann m 7 *»■ ern Conference Basketba'" .S°u:h ment with a 50 t0 48 d 0-:"a. the University of North 7n ov‘r The Red Terror, t ai7[°hna' 1-2 minutes of the ,amed !01' » breaking into a 40-39 Lh "na!iJ with less than eight 7 7^ go. ,n».u.es ;0 „ mm seconds t0 State leading. 50 to 48 ih!',,.*"1 Phantoms elected to iv P f "hlt» Jut of bounds rather tna-i"* 3a' single free throw. Tne strai n * ed to pay off and state held •ead to the end. “d :h« It was the first time . that a pre-tournament favorhe’54* come through in the event first tournament tiilp P * since 1929 when the sSuth. St'‘* Southeastern Conference *7 !,nd one big family. s 8ldI The game tonight w meeting of the year bet-.,.7 d two rivals. N. C. State took the rl/ ular season affair. 48 to 46 time. A second scheduled o8'„fr’ cancelled last month 77 * l a mined the Rale;Sh gvmnav™ far beyond capacity and the 7™ department refused to p» -J, contest to be played. ! Carolina jumped into a 20-7 lead m the first few minutes tonight'hn* ?‘at" "'h,iittled away and trailed.S 27 at half-time. For the second straight night Duke s huge Indoor Stadium ». jammed above the 9.000 maid, the laigest crowds eve; to sen a b«' ketball game in the south BOX SCOR1. North Carolina r. r ■>. * Paxton. £ __ I \ '1 ™ Hamilton, £ ... _ 1 2 * Nearman. c _I 4 t S Dillon, c - On1 White, g - 4 2, Kohler, g .. 3 2 , J Hayworth, g - 0 0 2 J Thorne, g - 0 o 2 Hartley, g- 0 1 2 ] TOTALS -18 12 21 44 lV- C. State G F P| ip Dickey, f _ 0 2 5 , Sloan, f - 0 0 (I > i McComas. f _ 2 0 3 4 I Cartier, t . < 2 3 1) Bartels, c . 4 6 j 1( Negley. g - T 4 3 U Katkavek, g _ 0 3 4 | TOTALS ....l? 16~n« Half-time score: North Carolina !:• v C. State 27. Free throws missed: Paxion, Nearman 3. Dillon, Kohler 3, Hayworth, Dickey I; AlcComas 3, Cartier 2, Bartels, Negley! Katkavek 4. UNC MATMEN W WRESTLING TITLE LEXINGTON, Va., March 8 —(/P) —The University of North Carolina tonight won the Southern Confer ence Wrestling championship by compiling 29 points, taking the title from Virginia Military Institute, which placed second in a tie with North Carolina State with 20 points. This is the first time since 1942 that teams other than Washington and Lee and VMI have won the title. North Carolina placed four In dividual champions; VMI 2, and North Carolina Slate and Wash ington & Lee one each. TRADE IN YOUR OLD WATCH —for a— GUARANTEED WATCH Of recognized make and reputation —Or Have Vonr— WATCH REPAIRED By Expert Watchmaker. 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