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Yankees, Senators
Rushing Presents
To Craig Keen
(Continued from Page One)
This writer, making the request
for Craig, was told that “if there
it anything else we can do for
the young baseball fan we’ll be
glad to do it.” by both the Yan
kee organization and the Sena
tor's president.
- Already the proud possessor
- of a bail with the names of
the Wilmington Pirates scrawl
ed on it, Craig will receive an
— authentic autographed ball
*"• from the Yankees . . . not
one that is faked in any way
Miss Margaret Smith, secretary
to MacPhail, said the names of
Joe DiMaggio, Tommy Henrich,
Snuffy Stirnweiss, and the rest of
the Bronx Bombers who are on;
the way to a world’s champion- j
jhip, will be signed by the play- j
«rs themselves, and not, as so
often happens, by one man using j
different handwriting.
We mention this because the
writer admits that he suggest
ed such a deal in order to
speed up the plan, and be
cause he felt that it might be
Impossible to get the busy
Yanks to sign the ball rapidly.
“No sir,” said Miss Smith.
“However busy the Yanks are win
ning a pennant, there’s always
time to do something for a boy
Tike Craig.”
From Washington, we don’t
know what’s coming, bnt Grif
fith was evidently slyly plan
ning some form of gift he
hoped would boost the young
Wilmingtonian’s morale.
And since Walter Keen, Craig’s
dad, said a seat in Griffith stadi
um at one of the major league
games this year was the boy’s
private desire, it’s all arranged,
and if Grif is in town, Craig will
probably be his guest in the offi
cial president's box, as soon as
he’s well enough.
It’s too bad the Senators
can’t win a pennant, so Craig
might see a world’s series
game, but even Griffith can’t
do much about that.
Any other major league club
would be glad to make one ol
Craig's dreams come true, but we
picked the Yanks because they’ll
probably be the world’s champs,
and the Senators because they are
liearest to Wilmington, and there
fore one of the boy’s favorite ma
jor league teams.
* Biff league baseball is a dusi
- ness, and sometimes the cold
2 hearted methods used are erit
. lcized, but it’s great to find
* couple of club prexies who
are tickled to lend a hand to a
sick lad.
DiMaggio wanted Craig to be
told that he (DiMag' had been ill
during his youth more than once,
and while it might not have been
quite as serious as Craig’s illness,
at times it was tough to keep his
chin up.
That was the message of the
Bronx Bombers. “Keep your
chin up, Craig, and you’ll be
— okeh. Then come on and see
ns Dlav.”
The gifts from both clubs are
! in the mail now. and will probably
arrive within the next day or so.
Miss Smith promised the auto
: graphed ball would be sent out of
! New York Friday night, and Grif
| fith said he would get his parcel
off with all possible speed.
locally, the young batboy of
the City Optical team, which
inclden.ally misses him more
than they would a star player,
roots with all his might for
Lefty Lou Cheshire, the Pi
rate star hurler, and it would
not be too far wrong to say
that one of Cheshire’s most re
cent wins was a private pres
ent to Craig. He’s been ill for
some time, you see. ,
The City Optical mascot, start
ing seventh grade this year, ran
into a little hard luck last April
when he broke his left arm, but
the way he straightened it out
shows the grit he owns.
After the cast was remo\ea
doctors told him to carry a
heavy weight around for a few
days to completely straighten
the arm, but Craig couldn’t
carry a weight and still play
So, when he wasn't lugging bats
for his softball heroes, he was
playing ball from morn till night,
and throwing a little extra hard
with that weak arm. He’s got it
straight now, just as he’ll kick his
current illness out the door soon.
Craig is not a stranger to
honors. A member of the Bri
gade Boys club for six years,
he was awarded the honor of
being the owner of the No. 1
membership card this year.
The Eyemen team are his soft
ball pets, even though his uncle,
Chesley Keen, who incidentally
rushed to the hospital Friday to
give Craig a transfusion, played
on the Fire department squad last
year. Craig has been batboy and
mascot for the Opticians for two
years, and they need him back in
a hurry.
He’s got to start Tileston
school soon, and get back to
tending those bats for his
team, so it’s a cinch that de
spite the seriousness of his ill
ness, Craig isn’t going to waste
anv time in get.ing well.
Besides, fella, there’s that game
in Washington that Clark Griffith
wants you to. see, and the season
ends in late September. Even more
important, every baseball fan in
W’ilmington wants you to get will
quick . . . and the boys on your
team can’t hit half so well, if
you don't take care of their bats.
And when you get that base
ball, and you read the names
of the slugging Yanks, don’t
forget there were several of
those fellows who had, a bit
rough going when they were 12
years old.
And if you want another base
ball, with* any special autograph
just ask for it. Th'.e are lotta
fellows who would 1 > ‘‘ proud to
own one autograr.Pe.i ’ you.
In fact we’d like one.
Tar Heels Open Drills
On Grid Field Sept 1
CHAPEL HILL, Aug. 16— W —
The University of North Carolina
will begin footfball practice on
Monday, Sept. 1, Coach Carl
Snavely announced today.
“I’m glad the opening date is
Sept. 1 instead of Aug. 15, as was
the case last year, although we
are going to have far too little
lime to get ready for our first
game with Georgia Sept. 27,” he
“Our team should be somewhat
better organized and a little fur
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ther developed than last year.
Since we look for all college teams
to be better, we expect to face
tougher opposition than last year,
to more than offset whatever im
provement our team may be ex
pected to make.”
The Tar Heels are expecting a
squad that will include 35 letter
men, most of whom played in the
Sugar Bowl game last New
Notable losses from last year’s
squad wil linclude Ernie Williara
son, 240-pound tackle, who has
joined the Washington Red Skins:
Billy Myers, back, who doesn’t
plan to go out for football this
year, and Chan Highsmith, cen
ter, who sustained a back injury
that will keep him out this sea
son; Ralph Strayhorn, 1946 co-cap
tain, whose law school duties will
probably keep him out, and Bill
(Cotton) Sutherland, who was kill
ed in an automobile accident last
A valuable addition is expected
to be Bill Pritchard, 1945 letter
man at end, who was enrolled at
Annapolis last year.

Miss Peps V driven by Danny Fos*
ter won the International Gold Cup
at Freeport, L. I., August 10th,
which bears out Ventor’s claim to
leadership in building fast boats.
We are Ventor dealers in Wilming
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Poklemba, Benton Homer
In 8-6 Win; Late Rally
By Spins Halted In 9th
The big bats of Andy Poklemba and Bill Benton thun
dered over the local baseball scene here ast night, and
handed Johnny Edens his 14th victory of the season, as the
Bucs choked off a late Sanford rally and defeated the Spin
ners, 8-6.
Today the Bucs are playing Sanford again with Lefty
Lou Cheshire scheduled to try lor
his 18th win.
Hoyt Clegg was the victim ot
the Buc 12 hit attack last night.
The runs which proved to be the
margin of victory came in the
eighth when Eddie Hardisky singl
ed home Freddie Musumeci and
After Bob Pugh’s homer in the
seveth, which took away a shut
out for Edens, the Spins put to
gether five hits and a walk for
five big runs in the top of the
ninth, but the Buc righthander
held on for the win. Nessing's dou
ble with the bases loaded was the
big blow.
iUdens was a surprise siauw,
as the large Saturday night crowd
expected to see Cheshire toe the
The Bucs hit the scoring platter
early in the game, when with twc
men out in the first frame, Ben
ton walloped one halfway to Caro
lina Beach over the right field
wall. Roy Lamb got the idea and
doubled to left, and Poklemba lost
no time in belting Clegg’s fast
ball over the left field fence, for
two more runs.
Hitless and scoreless for three
innings, the Pirates got extra-base
hit happy again in the fifth. Again
with two out, Hardisky doubled to
right center, and Benton walked.
Lamb, hitting in clean-up slot in
the absence of Harry Bridges,
blasted out his second double of
the night, to score both Buc run
ners. Then Poklemba got the first
Buc hit that wasn’t for extra
bases, and hung his head in shame
as Lamb tallied on the hard-hit
Sanford had men on base in
every inning but the first, and in
the second, three Spinner base
runners waited in vain for a safe
hit. In the fourth and fifth, a pair
of sparkling double plays by the
Eucs killed Sanford threats.
In pre-game ceremonies, Jimmy
Wilson of the Spinners copped top
honors in a race circling the bases.
Wilson’s time was 14 seconds.
In a dash from home plaie to
first, Eddie Hardisky and Bobby
Keane tied for first place, with
times of three and a half seconds.
Bill Alsnauer won the barrel throw
with a perfect peg from the plate
to second base.
Hank Nesselrode, Spinner’s home
run slugging leader displayed the
power that has made him the
loop’s top four-master man when
he won the fungo hitting contest
easily, driving one from the cen
ter field wall to home plate.
Wilson and Hamm, both Spin
nprs, tied for first place in the
outlheld peg, hut it was left to
Wilmington's Andy Poklemba to
win the funniest event.
Blindfolded, Poky struggled
from second base to home , plate
wheeling a wheelbarrow to f*nish
first ahead of seven other con
Guinn, 2b- - } r 1 2 0
Nessing, 3b-5— ® J } 1 0 „
Nesselrode, rf- - ?) 2 3 0 0
Shofner, lb - ■> ° ? 12 ® J
Keane, ss- 3 J ’ • ; J
Clegg, p - ? ? ? 0 C 0
xHoliday--J- J.
TOTALS___ 38 6 12 24 33 0
x—Singled for Clegg in. &th.
LaBlanc, 3b-4 ° 0 1 1 1
Hardisky, 2b - 3 J 3 ) J J
Benton, if--- 4 2 2 1 2 0
Lamb, rf - 4 2 3 1 0 0
Poklemba, lb- 4 1 n ? ? n
Muskovitch, cf - 3 0 0 1 1 u
Muscemeci, ss - 4 1 7 ,7 « ?
Station, c - 2 0 1 11 0 0
Edens, p - 4 1 0 0 »1 1
TOTALS_ 34 8 12 27 5 2
SANFORD _ 000 000 105—6
WILMINGTON_ 300 030 02x—8
Runs batted In: Lamb 2, Benton, Pok
lemba 3, Pugh, Hardisky 2, Nessings 2,
Hedrick 2, Wilson. Two-base hits: Lamb
2, Hardisky, Nessing. Home runs: Ben
ton, Poklemba. Pugh. Stolen bases: Wil
son. Sacrifices: Station. Double plays:
Benton to Poklemba, Muscemeci to Pok
lemba. Left on bases: Wilmington 8;
Saniord 9- Bases on balls—off Clegg 4:
Edens. 4. .Struck out. by Clegg 3, Edens
10. Umpires: Wilson and Ruck! Time of
game: 2:21.
WARSAW, Aug. 16—Bill Price,
a newcomer to Warsaw’s hurling
staff, blanked the Selma-Smith
field Leafs here tonight scatter
ing eight hits over the route and
fanning eight.
The Leafs lost the game in the
very first inning, when with two
out Milner Walked, stole second
and went to third on a passed
ball, and scored on a double steal
with Stephens who had walked.
The Sox picked up three more
runs, but, Price held on to his shut
out, getting more effective as fhe
innings passed.
Howard, ss - 4 0 2 ? 2 2
Carroll, If- 4 0 2 1 0 0
Oehler, lb - * 0 1 ® ®
Eonta, 3b - * ° J ®
Bernstein, cf ---4 0 12 0 0
Wiggs, rf -_,_ 4 0 110 0
Eames, c _,- 3 0 0 6 1 0
Barbee, 2b _ 3 0 12 10
Dewitt, p_ 222222
Lento, P --1 0 0 _2
TOTALS_ 33 0 8 24 7 0
S Iyer, 2b -_ 5 0 117 0
Jordan, ss - 5 0 1 0 2 0
Milner, lb - 2 2 2 *2 2 2
Stephens, rf -r-2 0 0 0 0 C
Scrobola, cf- 4 11110
Bohannon, If- 12 2 2 2 2
Jones, c .- ,22225
McCarty, 3b- 2 2 2 2 2 C
Price, p - 3 0 1 0 3 C
TOTALS_ 30 4 9 27 15 C
SMtTHFIELD-SELMA _ 000 000 000—(
WARSAW —-- 100 111 00x—‘
' Runs batted in: Bohannon. Salyer, Jor
I dan Two-base hit-: Bohannon.. Lift o
Srr. .h'ioia-' . a C; Warsaw 1
Eases cn balls—c-f Price 8. DeWait 8
Lento 2. Struck out, by Price 8; DcWcl
2, Lento 4. Losing pitcher: DeWait
Time of game: 2:1b.
In Brief
Won Lost Pet..
Sanford - 77 32 .706
Lumberton _ 64 43 . 506
WILMINGTON _ 61 48 . 560
Dunn-Erwin_ 53 55 .490
WARSAW _ 52 56 .481
Clinton _ 48 60 .444
Selma-Smithiield _ 42 67 . 381
Red Springs _ 36 72 .333
WILMINGTON at Sanford.
Clinton at Red Springs.
Warsaw at Smithfield.
Lumberton at Dunn.
W’on Lost Pet. G. B.
Brooklyn _ 70 44 .614
St, Louis- 63 48 . 568 5 1-2
Boston- 61 52 .540 8 1-2
New York - 57 51 .528 10
Cincinnati _ 54 62 . 466 17
Chicago - 52 60 .464 17
Pittsburgh _ 49 65 .430 21
Philadelphia _ 44 68 .393 25
•Night games.
Brooklyn at Philadelphia (2)—Gregg
(3-4) and King (3-2) vs. Heintzelman
(5-5) and Leonard (13-7).
St. Louis at Pittsburgh (2)—Hearn (8
5) and Dickson (9-12) vs. Higbe (10-9)
and Queen (3-2).
Chicago at Cincinnati (2)—Schmitz fe
ll) andu Erickson (7-6) vs. Blackwell
(18-5) and Raffensberger (4-9).
New York at Boston (2)—Hartung (7-5)
and Hansen (0-1) vs. Spahn (14-7) and
Voiselle (4-11).
Won Lost Pet. G. B.
New York _ 74 38 .661
Boston - 59 50 .541 13 1-2
Detroit - 58 50 . 537 14
Philadelphia _ 58 54 . 518 16
Cleveland _ 53 53 .500 18
Chicago_ 51 51 .455 23 1-2
Washington _ 46 60 .434 25
St. Louis - 40 73 . 354 34 1-2
•Night games.
Boston at New York—Gatehouse (7-6)
vs. Raschi (6-0).
Cleveland at St. Louis (2)—Feller (14
9) and Gettel (6-6) vs. Fannin (4-6) and
Moulder (3-0).
Detroit at Chicago (2) —Hutchinson
(12-5) .anud Newhouser (11-13) vs. Lopat
(10-10) and Papish (14-8).
Philadelphia at Washington (2)—Fow
ler (7-8) and Marchildon (14-7) vs. Wynn
(12-11 and Haefner (7-9).
(Three Leaders In Each League)
Player and Club G AB R H PCT.
Walker, Phillies __.._108 398 60 137 .344
Boudreau. Indians_ 99 351 54 118 .33€
Williams, Red Sox __110 367 87 121 .330
Appling, White Sox_107 412 56 135 . 328
Kell, Tigers _105 400 48 131 .328
Galan, Reds _ 98 300 43 97 . 323
Cooper, Giants _ 96 365 00 116 .318
Mize. Giants __ 97
Marshall, Giants __ 91
Kiner, Pirates _ 90
Doerr, Red Sox _ 78
Williams, Red Sox _ 75
DiMaggio, Yankees _ 72
Mize, Giants _ 36
Kiner, Pirates - 35
Marshall, Giants - 29
Williams. Red Sox - 25
Heath, Brown - 21
Gordon, Indians —- 20
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HOWARD McCOIX, enjoying the fishing season off one of Wrights
vlUe’s busy piers. (Photo by Jack Cowie)._
Raider Leads
In CYC Points
John Gayloord’s “Raider” in the
Comet yacht class of the Carolina
Yacht club, moved to the front
yesterday in the summer point to
tal by grabbing third place honors
and 34 points in the class race,
behind Jack Preston and Ray Hoi.
land, who finished first and sec
ond respectively.
Preston’s “Padjadi” is in sec
ond place in the total point re
cordings, with 32 and Artie
Perry’s “Commodore” is in show
slot with 31. Perry skippered the
“Commodore” to fifth place yes
terday behind Vic Taylor.
The “Nipper” sailed by Don
Fisher was leading the white sail
ed entries by more than 200 yards
with just one lap to go, and was
a sure winner when its sail was
torn, and Fisher had to bow out
of competition. He holds his 29
points however for fourth place.
Jim Patterson wound up behind
Perry, and the “Dolphin” sailed
by Bryan Broadfoot brought up
the rear.
In the Class B Inland Cake scow
division, Johnnie Colucci’s famed
“Stardust” swept all honors, after
a close battle with the "Wahoo”
which had Jim Sprunt at the
helm. In third place was Billy
Murchison and his boat, the “Mis
The “Duchess” one of the top
Carolina yachts in Class C com
petition sailed by Jimmy Lyell,
took first place award in the race
with three other entries. Law'rence
Sprunt’s “Mercury” copped sec
ond position honors behind Lyell.
Dal Sprunt was in third spot
with his “Arrow” and David Scott
brought up the rear in fourth
place with the "Thistle.”
The reaces were photographed
by several dozen feminie camera
fiends, who lined the banks at
Wrightsville beach to snap the
Palmer Stages Rally
To Hold Portland Lead
PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 16—VP)
—Johnny Palmer came marching
home again today in one of the
finest continuous golfing splurges
in many a tournament to retain
his lead in the $10,000 Portland
Palmer, Badin, N. C., pro, post
ed a 68 in his third round to rack
up a total of 204 for the 54 holes
of the 72-hole event.
Many an expert thought the
virtual pewcomer to top tourna
ment competition—he got into the
swing only in early 1946—would
crack or at least falter in the
vital third round. Instead, he
trudged over the par 72 Portland
Country Club course in 68, his
third successive sub-par effort.
Palmer started the tournament
with a 66 to take the front posi
tion and maintained it through
the halfway station yesterday with
a 70.
His 204 was two strokes ahead
of h;6 nearest rival, lanky Charles
Congdon of Tacoma, Wash., who
incidentally put together the best
round of the day—a 66—for a 206
Congdon’s irons to the green were
deadly on the back nine and he
dropped putts ranging from four
to ten feet, the latter for an eagle
three on the 500-yard 15th and the
rest for birdies.
Congdon, a veteran competitor,
had a 35-31, his last nine furnish
ing the lowest score of the tourna
A1 Smith of Winston-Salem, N.
C., settled into third position with
a 32-36—68 for 207 as the race
went into the final lap. The same
nine hole scores were carded by
pace-setter Palmer.
National PGA champion Jim
Ferrier of San Francisco rode
through the third eighteen with a
68 for a total 208 and was tied at
the aggregate figures by George
Payton, Hampton, Va., and Larry
Lamberger, host professional.
Glen Teal, Miami, Fla., and
Herman Reiser, Akron, O., shared
a spot In the 209-bracket with the
balance of the field straggling out
from three.
The tournament favorite, Beltin’
Ben Hogan of Hershey, Pa., had
putting miseries during his latest
round. His par 72 placed him on
even terms with five others. Eight
strokes off the pace, he hardly
figured as a threat to chalk up
his third annual successive win
over this course.
Second Annual Wilmington Star-News—
YMCA Southeastern North Carolina
Handicap Swimming Meet
Wrightsville Beach, August 20
2:30 P. M.
Please enter me in the events checked below:
100-yard free
50-yard free
25-yard beginners
50-yard breast
50-yard backstroke
100-yard free
50-yard free
25-yard beginners
50-yard breast
50-yard backstroke
Entries limited to two events and the mile-race
All swimmers in Southeastern North Carolina are in
vited to enter this swimming meet. Trophies and
awaros will be made in each division.. Fill out the
l^ve ent.ry blank and mail or give to ADAM W.
LUMBERTON Aug. 16—Two suc
cessive errors cost the second
place Lumberton Cubs a ball game
here tonight, 5-4, to the Dunn
Erwin Twins.
The Bruins held a 4-2 lead going
into the fatal ninth in which Dunn
Erwin did the damage. After
Bob Spicer, Lumberton pitching
ace, had retired McQuillen, Earl
Bass singled. Mickey Balla swat
ted a Spicer delivery to righ
center field for a triple, driving ;
Bass. Riley Leach struck out ft
the second out. Pinch hitter Hay
ward kept the win hopes burning
for Dunn-Erwin, however by
singling in Balia for the tying
run. With Tate running for Hay
ward, Collins lined a grounder
to shortstop Wood, who booted
an easy chance. This advanced
Tate to second and another mis
cue by secondbaseman Cabaniss
permitted Tate to cross the platter
for the winning run.
Wally Pearsall’s 11th home run
was Lumberton’s only cause for
celebration tonight. The circuit
clout came in the eighth with
none on.
Collins, ss _ 5 0 1 3 2 0
Miller, 3b_ 4 0 0 1 1 0
Jackson, c _ 5 0 1 4 0 0
Denning, cf __ 4 0 0 3 0 1
McQuillen, cf_ 4 1 0 4 0 C
Bass, rf_ 4 2 2 2 0 0
Balia. 2b_ 2 113 3 0
Leach, lb_ 3 C 0 7 0 0
Polink, p_ 3 0 0 0 1 0
Koman, p_ 0 0 0 0 0 0
xHayward __ 1 0 1 0 0 0
xxTate_ 0 1 0 0 0 0
TOTALS_ 35 5 6 27 7 1
x—Batted for Polink in 9th.
xx—Ran for Hayward In 9th.
Wood, ss ___ 3 1 0 3 0 1
Stanky, 3b _ 5 0 113 1
Marx, lb_ 4 0 1 12 1 0
Jamin, cf_ 4 0 0 3 0 0
Pearsall, cf_ 4 1 2 0 0 0
Cabaniss, 2b_ 4 2 0 3 6 2
Dixon, rf_ 4 0 2 0 0 0
Kivett, c_ 4 0 1 5 0 0
Spicer, p_ 4 0 0 0 2 0
TOTALS_ 36 4 7 27 12 4
DUNN-ERWIN _ 000 020 003—5
LUMBERTON _ 010 011 010—4
Runs batted in: Collins 2, Balia, Hay
ward, Marx, Pearsall, Cabaniss, Kivett.
Three-base hits: Balia. Home runs:
Pearsall. Stolen bases: Cabaniss. Sacri
fices: Balia. Double plays: Cabaniss and
Marx. Left on bases: Dunn-Erwin 7;
Lumberton 8. Bases on balls—off: Polink
1, Komar 1, Spicer 3. Struck out, by
Polink 1, Komar 2, Spicer 5. Hits off:
Polink in 8 innings 7; Komar in 1 in
nings 0. Wild pitches: Spicer: Winning
pitcher: Polink. Umpires: Baker and
Davidzvk. Time of game: 2:17.
Bewitch In Front In
Washington Futurity
CHICAGO, Aug. 16—(JP) — Be
witch, Citation and Free America
finished one-two-three to give the
Calumet Farm a clean sweep In
the $78,050 Washington Park Fu
turity today.
The amazing Bewitch, little
brown daughter of Bull Lea-Pot
heen, undefeated In seven previous
races, streaked to her eighth con
secutive victory in defeating Ci
tation by a length. Free America
was a head back in third place
in the six furlong dash which at
tracted seven other starters.
Toledo 4; Columbus 3.
Rock Hill 5; Fayetteville 4.
Knoxville 9; Reidsville 5.
Spartanburg 8: Fayettcvlle 5.
Asheville 6; Charlotte 5.
Nashville 6; Birmingham 2.
Atlanta 11. Chattanooga 4.
Durham 19; Winston-Salem 3.
Greensboro 11; Danville 5.
Martinsville 5; Raleigh 3.
Leaksville 7; Burlington 3.
Savannah 5; Charleston 4.
Columbus 5; Greenville 2.
Columbia 8; Jacksonville 2.
Buffalo 4; Newark 2 (second).
Syracuse 3; Toronto 2 (second).
Motorcycle Denier
Sporting Goods
Disabled Vet
In Wheelchair
Is Rabid Angler
A disabled veteran who declares
fishing has made it possible to
bear up under many operations
and months spent in a hospital is
one of the more frequent visitors
to ocean waters near Wilmington.
Howell McColl, 28, formerly of
McColl, S. C., and now a Wil
mington resident, was wounded
while the Allied forces were cross
ing a small river prior to the oc
cupation of Berlin in the final
phases of the last war on con
tinental Europe.
A veteran of nine years—he en
listed in 1937—McCoil was hit by
flying shrapnel and suffered a
severed spinal column and severe
wounds of the head and body.
Confined to a wheel chair and
paralyzed below the waist, Mcoll
is one of the most enthusiastic
anglers to enjoy the sport in this
area in ‘many moons’.
He drives his own car to the
fishing spot then asks a fellow
fisherman to lift him from the
car to his wheel chair.
There is always someone ready
to lend a hand but after he is
once in the chair he operates
strictly on his own.
He casts with the skill of a more
able-bodied man and takes his
back-lashes in stride.
McCoil, the father of two chil
dren and the husband of a Wil
mington nurse, divides his time
between home and the Richmond,
Va., VA hospital.
He is currently making plans
for deer hunting this fall and has
caused a stand to be erected in
the woods near a crossing. He is
also an exceptional shot when his
gun is pointed towards birds on
the wing.
W'hen injured he was a member
of a Ranger Platoon, Battalion
headquarters, 71st division, 66th
Infantry, Company K.
CLINTON, Aug. 16— A four
run rally in the fifth inning gave
the Clinton Blues a 7-5 decision
over the Red Springs Robins here
tonight, shoving the cellar dwellers
deeper into the league basement.
The four runs came on three
hits, two walks, and one error.
Red Springs had gained a 4-0
lead in the first, but had allowed
Clinton to notch two in the latter
part of the opening stanza. The
four in the fifth spelled doom for
Red Springs.
The losers othit th ewinners 12 to
nine with Jackson of Red Springs
leading the w’ay with three for
four. Lata, Clinton shortstop, top
ped his team’s offensive with twc
bingles in two official trips to the
Wolfe, 2b_5 0 1114
Mangini, lb _6_5 0 0 3 1 0
Parnell, 3b_ 4 1 -2 4 0 0
Clayton, If_ 5 1110 1
Braum, ci_ 4 1 2 2 0 0
Armbruster, If _3 12 5 10
E. Jackson, ss _ 4 0 3 5 4 0
Papa, c- 3 113 2 0
Warrin, p_ 2 0 0 0 0 !
T. Jackson, p_ 1 0 0 0 2 0
TOTALS- 36 5 12 31 II 2
Clislinski, 2b_3 112 5 0
O’Shelds, lb_4 118 10
Marsh, cf- 4 0 1 0 0 0
Kukulka, 3b- 2 0 1 0 3 0
McLain, If - 3 1 0 3 0 0
Sanders, c «- 5 117 10
Haynes, rf - 5 112 10
Lata, ss- 2 2 2 4 0 1
Kalres, p -— 4 0 110 0
TOTALS-32 T 9 27 11 1
RED SPRINGS_ 400 001 000_5
CLINTON - 200 040 lOx—7
Run* batted in: Braum 2, Ambulster
E. Jackson, O’Shields, Clisklinski, Lala £
Kaires, Wolfe, Marsh. Two-base hits:
Clayton, O’Shields, Parnell, Marsh.
Three-base hits: Armbusten, Jackson
Stolen bases: Parnell. Double plays
Vukulka, Clislinski and O’Chields. Left
on bases: Red Springs 12; Clinton 8
Bases on balls—off Kaires 3, Warren 9
Jackson 1. Struck out, by Kaires 6,
warren 2, Jackson 1. Hits off: Warren in
4 1-3 innings 4: Jackson in 3 2-3 innings
5. Hit by pitcher, by Jackson (Clislinski).
Wild pitches: Warren. Losing pitcher
Warren. Umpires: Woodard and Revielle.
Time of game: 2:25.
The Kannapolis American Leo,"
Juniors, last year’s winners cj {?
Region Four baseball cham'Di™
ship, helped history repeat
with a 5-1 triumph over the jLf
phis Juniors here this atte-no,,'
Rallying behind the fhree-hH
pitching of stocky lefthander Get
aid Blackburn, voted the tour-'
ment’s most valuable hurler th
Kannaps blasted their wav' jr?.
the sectional tournament at Sum
ter, S. C„ next week over "he
same team from whtcn they
the regional title last year,'
Just as last night when Mem,
phis rallied in the sixth to break
a scoreless battle, the North Cam,
linians pushed across four runs n
that frame before the Tennesse.
ans could recover from a suddeti
Leftfielder Bennie Lee’s dcubit
with the bases baaed account;
for three of the runs and Let
scored himself on Ralph Barrett!
single to leftfield. The Kannipj
added another in the seventh
when Don Cross raced home m
Bill Sell’s double.
Don Leppert, the Memphij
shortstop, tallied his team’s onb
marker in the ninth on Harrei
Crone’s single to centerfield.
The seven-game tournament in
this textile manufacturing center
drew a total paid attendance «
Eff YORK, 4-li
BOSTON, Aug. 1—W—The Boj
ton Braves made it two in a rov
over the Giants tonight, defeating
the New Yorkers 4-1 in a game
called after one was out in the
sixth inning because of a heavy
The victory, before 25,949 tans,
most of whom remained through
the half hour halt, gave the Tribi
an advantage of a game ar.d i
half over the Giants in the battle
• between the two clubs for third
place in the National league stand
ings. Manager Mel Ott of the
Giants argued with the umpirei
over calling the game, to no avail,
Rigney. 2b _ 3 1 a 1 !
Kerr, ss _ 3 0 2 3 1
Thomson, cf_ 3 0 0 3 0
Mize, lb_’- 3 0 15 0
Marshall, rf _ 3 0 2 t fl
Cooper, c _-_ 3 0 0 10
LaFata, If_ 3 0 0 11'
Witek, 3b _ 2 0 11-1
Kennedy, p _ 2 0 0 0 2
TOTALS _25 1 Oxlt 1
x—One out in the sixth when the garr«
was called.
Holmes, rf- 3 1 2 0 *
Hopp, cf_ 3 0 0 3 0
Lithwhiier, If_2 1 110
Elliott, 3b _ 2 0 1 C 0
F. McCormick, lb_2 0 19 9
Ryan, 2b_ 3 0 1 2 \
Hernandez, ss _ 2 0 0 2 7
Camelli, c __— 2 10 19
Sain, p _ 3 12 0 1
TOTALS_;_ 22 4 8 1810
BOSTON_100 Oai-4
Errors: Marshall. Runs batted In:
Thomson, Elliott, Lithwhiier, F. McCor
mick. Two base hits: Witek, Ryan. Stol*
en bases: Holmes. Sacrifice: Holm**.
Double plays: Rigney to Kerr to Mize.
Fernandez to F. McCormick. Let w
bases: New York 6, Boston 8- ^
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