Opposite this column is a picture of surf fishermen
enjoying the sport of Waltonites at Wrightsville Beach last
summer. Backers of the Southeastern North Carolina
each Association s $15,000 Fishing Rodeo want thafslme
picture to appear in 1948 only they would like to have the
beach lmed with fisherman standing elbow to elbow as the
picture is taken in 1947.
It can be done if the SENCBA handles its show right
and arranges for a fishing event for fishermen.
Cold water should never be thrown on any project
which will mean do lars m the pockets of merchants and
resort people and publicity for the area. At the same time
there are some mistakes that can be made and which same
should be avoided.
The event, in a sense the brain child of this column,
has the fullest support of Fish Lines as the backers of the
event go forth in an attempt to raise the necessary funds
for the promotion of the dollars and cents proiect
They are asking some $30,000, about half of which will
be used for prize money aimed at attracting fishermen to
the New Hanover, Onslow and Brunswick county area.
Last year $2,000 paid out in prizes brought thousands to the* fish
ing v,? ?r '6S- THat $15’000 wU1 d0 remains to be
leen, b'J1 SENCBA has the chance to make this area the greatest soot
(or sport fishing in the country. ^
To Louis Orrell, president of SENCBA, goes a lot of credit for
the courage he has shown in sticking to his guns.
Last fall when the $15,000 deal was outlined to him bv this re
porter he foresaw the possibilities, and although he was in a sense
"sticking his neck out,” he went through with the announcement at
the 1946 Rodeo banquet putting himself on record as promising $15 000
to visiting and local fishermen come 194f.
He and his associates have followed through on every turn and
today they stand on the threshold of what can become one of the
nation's outstanding sporting events.
It is the hope and wish of this corner that by the time December
1947. comes around the eyes of the fishing fraternity will be turned
South Eastern North Carolinaward, and that all tracks to fishing
grounds will lead to this area, come 1949.
The drive for funds is being conducted by men who have formed
together to give this area the best in publicity and tourist-drawing
attractions. By joining the SENCBA you are giving in return "your
There may be more fishing in Fishing Creek if legislation intro
duced in the General Assembly Thursday passes the two legislative
Rep. Joseph Branch, of Halifax county, said the bill wouIcTper
mit fishing for shad and herring in the creek between April 1 and
June 15 with large nets despite any regulations otherwise by the state
conservation and development department.
And it's Shoe FI • Shoo to insects with the newest Phleuger de
Kure's Beach pier, recently endangered by erosion will be ready
for the first warm day which will be considered opening day ac
cording to owners of the quay.
Ft. Fisher’s fishing pier will be ready for the early onslaught of
Waltonites the column has been informed as will be Johnny Mercer’s
Atlantic View facility.
Walter E. Bunn and Earl Millin, spent four hours on the North
tast river last Sunday and came back with 36 goggle eyes averaging
one pound, one .bass, two jack and several assorted fish. '
They showed the salt water enthusiasts that there are fish other
places than in the ocean.
Of course the sut;f department should be getting underway some
time during the next week as the weather dovetails with enthusiasm.
Last year this column recorded its first personal catch on March
16. Mercer says the first from his pier was March 28 of last year
Of course that does not include the many hundreds of fish—so fish
ermen repoited chat were hauled to the banks earlier.
For the information of the follower of this corner Pish Lines tried
the surf on two occasions during the week and received little pleasure
outside of feeling the roll of the surf against the line and weight.
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ard, rookie Washington pitcher,
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against an American League rival
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SENCBA Starts Drive For Funds
As the Southeastern North Carolina Beach association starts its drive tomorrow for $32,000
—■$15,000 of which will be used for the 1947 Fishing Bodeo—the group will carry the above surf
fishing picture in mind hoping that during the Bodeo the coastline in the area will be lined elbow
to elbow with fishermen.
Coolidge Cousin Visits Here
NAMED ON SCHOOL
HARTSVILLE, S. C. March 29.
Margaret Clover, Wilmington
college was among the honor
basketball squad of 16 girls ap
pointed by Miss Aileen Moody,
head of the physical education
A picked group of outstanding
players in the campus interclass
basketball tournament i s named
annually by Miss Moody at the
close of tournament competition.
The undefeated class of 1943,
title - holders for the second
straight year, and the runner-up
„eniors, who lost only to the jun
iors, share top honor team rating
with five players each. Sopho
mores and freshmen, tied for
third place in tournament stand
ings, have four and two repre
Other North Carolina members
of the squad are: Erline Phillips,
Council; Carolyn Morgan, Star
Route, Fair Bluff, who was class
team captain for 1947 and on the
1946 honor squad; and Doris
Hammond, Fair Bluff.
TO BE SPONSORED
BY WILMINGTON Y
By ROBERT MILLER
Weightlifting will resume its
former high standings in Wilming
ton Wednesday night, as the popu
lar sports will again be formed
into a club and organize the youth
of today for better and purer de
The weightlifting and body
building class will be given at the
local YMCA for members of the
“Y” and other men in the vicinity
who woud like to encourage the
sports for more of the younger
Adam Smith, YMCA physical di
rector, organized the club and
Monk Peterson, former U. S. para
trooper and weightlifting instruct
or, along with Kenneth Wooten,
former body builder, will instruct
the weightlifting and bodybuilding
“We want to promote an an
round body building and weight
lifting class for the young men of
Wilmington so that they will have
strong, sound, and healthful
bodies,” said Smith.
The class is for men and boys
17 years of age and over, but the
unfortunate lads under 17 cannot
be a member of the club because
the ‘Y” does not have enough in
structors to watch he kids. “A per
sonal injury can easily be received
if one does not know the funda
mentals of lifting w'eights,” said
Smith, “and we wouldn’t like to
see a young man injured for the
remainder of his life.”
The weightlifting class will meet
three days each week, at the ‘Y’
and the remainder of the week can
be used for taking any type of
The bodybuilding exercises will
consist of calesthenics, wrestling,
boxing, handball, basketbal, base
ball, and swimming. This
will completely move all station
ary muscles of the body that are
not ordinarily exercised properly.
“Taking care of the body de
pends wholy upon the person tak
ing the course, and sleep and eat
ing is a very important factor in
the safekeeping of the body,”
“The class will meet Wednesday
night at 8 o’clock in the ‘Y’ weight
lifting room and all members and
men who want to join the class
should call the “Y" immediately,”
Measurements of the body will
be taken and a few minor exer
cises with weights will be started
in order to be sure that everyone
is limbered up before the regular
Smith said that the partition in
the weightlifting room will be abol
ished and a number of weights
will be ordered. Platforms will be
made for the bar-bell floor.
Charlotte has one of the best
weightlifting clubs in North Caro
lina and after a year of training
the local group *plans to partici
pate in meets which may be
sponsored by different recreation
al departments in Wilmington.
Members of the weightlifting
and bodybuilding club, thus far,
are Homer Council, Preston
Morse, J. T. Johnson, Robert Lop
;r, Tommy Willies, R. E. Melton,
Roger Corbett, Monroe Brooks,
Bobby Croom, Monk Peterson, and
Ninety seconds are required to
go a mile*at 40 miles an hour; at
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By BOB KLINE
John Goodhue, Sr., first cousin
of Mrs. Calvin Coolidge , stopped
over Friday night at the Harbor
Island basin in the Inland Water
way in his 65 foot yacht, Katherine
The luxiously outfitted boat left
Boston Nov. 14 on an extended
cruise to Florida and is on her
way back now.
Goodhue and his crew of three
George Junkins, captain of Quin
cy, Mass. Leonard Giovannoli, en
gineer and cook of Boston, Mass,
and Joseph P. Sutz, mate of Niles,
Ohio spent most of the pleasure
cruise in Ft. Lauderdale, Miami,
Fort Myers, Okeechobee, St.
Petersburg, and Port Boyal.
When Goodhue was asked how
the fishing is down there now, and
he replied. “Oh, we don’t care for
fishing. I know most yachtsmen
go in for fishing in a big way,
but we just spend our time loafing
around and reading.’’
Goodhue, who is 80, hails from
Laconia, N. H., home of the fam
ous Lake Winnipesaukee, which
means in Indian, he explained,
“the smile of the Great Spirit”.
And to hear Goodhue is to listen to
the untold beauties that the Great
Spirit has blessed upon the lake.
With heartfelt sincerity he invit
ed the reporter to visit him at
Lake Winnipsaukee. “I know
you’ll love it as I do, “he said.
Of the Inland Waterway trip,
Goodhue said the canal is well
dredged all the way down and the
water was smooth except for a 60
mile gale they ran into at Pert
Katherine II cost $100,000
to build, and she spells comfort
from bow to stern. She sleeps
eight in her four carpeted state
rooms, in addition to space for
four crewmen. Goodhue said they
didn’t see a single boat that could
kep up with her cruising rate of
About his cousin, Mrs. Calvin
Goodhue C'oolidge, he hadn’t seen
her for about 10 years, but he al
ways enjoyed her company. “You
see,” he said, “her father and
mine were brothers, and the last
time I saw her she was five years
older than I am. I guess she still
is five years older.”
Yesterday morning Katherine II
pulled away from her moorings
at Wrightsville terminal and head
ed for Moorehead City, where
Goodhue plans to lay over today.
Training Camp Briefs
By UNITED PRESS
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March
29.—(U.R)—Outfielder Joe DiMaggio,
who was scheduled for his first
workout with the New York Yan
kees today after returning from
John Hopkin’s hospital, was forced
to remain on the sidelines again
because a specially constructed
shoe did not fit.
The shoe, designed to protect his
recently operated hell, was too
Meanwhile, X-ray pictures dis
closed that catcher Ralph Houk
had a broken index finger on his
right hand, received in a recent
CLEARWATER, Fla., March 29.
—(U.R)—The acquisition of Don
Padgett from the Boston Braves in
order to bolster the Phillies’ catch
ing staff today moved veteran
catcher Rollie Hemsley onto the
Hemsley, 39, was released by
the Phillies during the off-season
but was re-employed before the
start of the spring training season.
The Syracuse, O., veteran, who
caught for the Pirates, Cubs, Reds,
Browns, Indians and Yankees, hit
.223 for the Phils last season.
LAKELAND, Fla., March 29.—
(U.R)—Pitcher John Fetzer, a 21
year-old right-hander, was releas
ed by the Boston Braves today to
Hartford of the Eastern league.
Fetzer, a Louisiana State uni
versity graduate who won 20 out of
21 games in the army, will report
to the Martford club at Raleigh, N.
C., next week. Pitcher Anton Karl,
obtained from the Phillies for Don
Padgett, was expected to join the
MIAMI BEACH, Fla., March 29.
—(U.R)—The Pittsburgh Pirates to
day sold infielder Carl Cox to the
Hollywood Stars of the Pacific
Cox, a 26-year-old right-hander,
hit .327 for Albany of the Eastern
league last year.
TAMPA, Fla., March 29.—(U.R)—
Eddie Miller, Cincinnati shortstop
who tinkered with the idea of re
tiring, telephoned president War
ren Giles of the Reds from Cin
cinnati today and accepted terms.
Miller assured Giles that his
throwing arm was “okay” and
said that he would join the club
EAMPA, Fla_, Ucnh 20.—OLE)—
DOORS OF T
OPEN TO MANY
No Lines Are Drawn On
Faith, Creed Or Finan
By ADAM SMITH
T Physical Director
Through the open doors of the
YMCA one enters an Association
that is constructive rather than
reconstructive, one that deals
with conservation rather than re
clamation. its purpose is for
mation rather than reformation.
Its major task is to shape and
The Wilmington ‘Y’ is a non
sectarian, non- political, non
exclusive organization, It is not a
club, but an association—an a s
sociation of boys and men. Fel
lowships and friendships are reali
ties in the ‘Y\ Here men of all
faiths, and no faiths, rich and
poor, men from the shop and
men from the front office become
one as they play, serve and work
together. The association does
The Wilmington ‘Y’ has a pur
pose. It may be stated in various
ways. There is nothing vague or
indefinite about it. The associ
ation is a Christian organization
in all that wora connotes. It does
not have a creed to sign, but it
does have a way to suggest. It
believes that the Christian way of
life is tied up very intimately
with this whole matter of charac
ter, standards, ideals and service.
It wants to see Christian person
alities develop and a Christian
Society prevail. Its closest tie up
is with the Christian forces of the
city, the churches, the schools,
the' home and any other agency
which can be listed under the
forces o f righteousness. One
might attempt to read the
purpose of the *Y’ while running
but it is suggested that it might
be best to sit down and think it
For the most part, whatever
influence is imparted at the ‘Y’
comes from a word, a nod, an
act, an observation, a glance, a
service, a contact, a chance con
j versation, a group discussion c.
\ point made by a leader.
The Cincinnati Reds emerged from
a three-game losing streak today
by hammering Schoolboy Rowe
and Dutch Leonard for 13 hits and
a 9 to 4 victory over the Phila
Bucky Walters received credit
for the victory, although he yield
ed all of Philadelphia’s runs and
nine of that club’s 10 hits. Harry
Gumbert relieved Walters in the
Charley (Red) Kress, who went
hitless in his last 18 appearances,
socked Leonard for a two-run
homer in the seventh inning.
Catcher Ray Lamanno chipped in
with two doubles for the Reds
while Lou Finney had three Phillie
MIAMI, Fla., March 29.—(U.R)—
The St. Louis Browns belted four
home runs, including two by Vern
Stephens, to defeat the Washing
ton Senators today, 5 to 4. It was
the Brownies first exhibition victo
ry over an American league rival
and evened their spring series
with the Senators at one triumph
Johnny Beracdino and Jerry
Witte got the other St. Louis
homers, Witte’s coming in the
fourth inning with Jeff Heath on
base. Senator hurler Rufe Leon
ard threw all the home run
pitches and Walt Masterson shut
out the Browns after the third.
Denny Galehouse of St. Louis gave
up all Washington’s runs in the
first and fourth, while Ellis Kind
er blanked the Senators on one
hit in the last four innings.
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Carolina League To Start Workouts
DRAPER, N. C., March 29.—(IP)!
—All eight clubs in the Carolina
baseball league will workout next
Monday an eye to the opening of
the 142-game scheduled on Wed
nesday, April 23.
Some of the clubs got a week’s
start on the others, but Monday
will find all the squads holding
spring drills for the league’s third
year of operation.
“I expect an even better season
than we had in 1946,” President
T. S. Wilson, a local dentist, com
mented here today. “We almost hit
the million mark in attendance last
year, our second season of opera
tion, and I wouldn’t be surprised
if we went over the million in
paid attendance this summer. I
look for a successful year at the
gate and a better brand of ball
on the field.”
Greensboro’s defending chant
pions launched drills last Monday
for pitchers and catchers, while
Durham did likewise. Raleigh,
playoff winner of 1946. and the
rest of the clubs will begin vrork
outs next Monday.
There are three new managers
in the loop. They are Buddy
Bates at Burlington, Joe Glenn at
Martinsville and Willie Duke at
• Swamps Davidson
DAVIDSON, March 29.— (A1) —
Trinity College of Harttord, Conn.,
swamped the Davidson Wildcats, 12
to 2, today in a college baseball
Each club collected 10 hits, but
the visitors got theirs with men on
base. Four Davidson errors also
helped the Trinity run production.
Trinity started off with three
runs in the first inning and was
All but three the 20 hits in the
contest were singles.
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