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What Price Talk?
Our Sabbath sermon is going to be golf for Wilmington. We are once more going to take up the sledge hammer anl slug out some additional reasons why Wilmington should be a PGA city, and those who are tired of reading about the thing will find the funnies on another page. * _ . Yesterday, over the signature of Chairman Louis Orrell, meeting it will be decided whether Wilmington will have its $10 000 golf tournament in 1948, or whether Wilmington must admit again (and for the most awful time), that talk is cheap. About a month ago Wilmington was invited to raise the money and inform the PGA just what dates it would like to have set •in ihp fall of 1948. The letter, from George Schneiter, f°u^n; amenrmanager. arrived here to this writer who had requested it for the benefit of the local group. A month ago is a long time, and we would like to see things speeded up because the PGA is being bombarded with requests by other cities and the early bird still gets the worm at last reports. The committee members might remember at their meet ing Sept. 30, that just because we in Wilmington are asked to raise the money we aren’t BUYING anything . . . we're selling it. The PGA doesn’t need W’ilmington, but Wilmington does need the PGA in spite of a lot of people here who will shout to high heavens that the Port City doesn’t need any tning. , . , . That element . . . that self-satisfied element which wants no ' improvement in any field, for personal selfish reasons, could be stood up against a wall and shot, and if this writer were judge, the riflemen would get a reward. Now these men, on whose shoulders rest the hope that a good sports show will come to Wilmington, are more than just personalities. They are the men who have been behind most of the civic programs for betterment here. They make a good committee. Let’s name them. There rre: Louis Orrell. Claude Efird, Fred Willetts Sr W. Alex Fon vielle. Jimmie Wade, E. R. Wilson, Ken Eaton, W. A. Raney, David Jacobi, Alan Marshall, Marcus Goldstein, A. B. Cheatham, Col. George W. Gillette, Walker Taylor, Robert Dannenbaum. Jack Loughiin, Gil Pickard, J. M. Autry, Warren Johnson, E. L. White, Louis Shrier, Henry Rchder, Rye B. Page, Sr., Rye B. Page, Jr., Walter Webb, James Allegood, and Jack Newman. We are on the committee, only as a publicity member. However, as we understand it, this is not a closed affair, and many other men, equally as civic-minded, are invited to join if they would like to aid in bringing the tournament here next fall. Some have voiced their feelings in advance of the upcom ing meeting. Eaton has led with the publicity, using the tourna ment in his everyday work. Goldstein told us last night that he "was enthused, and would support the thing to his financial limit. Well, that’s all very fine, but actually these men should not be forced to kick in with all the money needed to make ;; the classic a success. The city should get in on some of the ' gravy . . . though it is doubtful if the council could be made ” to see that it would be getting a real break by being ALLOW ? ED to put up about S2,500. As far as the county goes, we’ll - dismiss that. The commissioners will spend a dollar to get back - two, if they’ve already got the two. But, if the city can spend $50 here and there for support of . conventions, in order to ‘advertise’ Wilmington to some 250 dele -jates of a plumbing association, or a barbers’ group or something of that nature, and if they can spend a little dough in a highway ‘ association to stick up a sign four hundred miles from here say -ing “Stop in Wilmington” it would seem that they could -support ithe sort of thing that other cities are crying for, and begging Mo support. ~~ One of the fears that has been expressed is, “Can Wil - mington, isolated as it is, draw enough golf fans to meet ex H penses? Can we in Wilmington be compared to Charlotte and “v Greensboro, each of which has drawing power nearby?” Three thousand fans in four days will make the tournament a financial success. Wilmington can put tickets on sale in White* ville, Elizabethtown, Clinton, Burgaw, Jacksonville, Southport Lumberton, New Bern, and all the other towns nearby. Sports editors of the small weekly papers in those communities will publicize the event . . . and we can draw the fans. Let’s look at a concrete example. Albuquerque, New Mexi - co has a $10,000 golf tournament. It has a population about the same size as Wilmington, in a state with a total popula “ tion of 531,818 (1940 census figures by our dusty Rand Mc Nally). There is NO OTHER CITY in New Mexico as large as Albuquerque, and the state covers an area of 121,666 square miles (same figures, but don’t think they’ve changed). Wilmington is not the largest city in North Carolina. It has, besides Charleston, S. C., several cities in the state larger than itself within a drawing range. The state covers an area of only 3*2,712 square miles, with a population of close to four million. Is -Wilmington so far behind Albuquerque that, with it’s advantages .just explained, it cannot support the same kind of a tournament? Or are we to believe that Albuquerque is losing money? Phoenix (70,000) and Tucson (40,000) put on their $10, 000 golf shows in Arizona . . . where the deer and the ante lope outnumber the human beings, so thinly populated is the state. Have they in Arizona, some magic formula for success - that Wilmington hasn’t yet learned? \ Sum it all up . . . Wilmington could have had a tournament years ago, just as it could and should have had a decent stadium for footba11’ a decent indoor arena, and a better baseball field. -But, It takes more than talks and club endorsements We Sinr/e,y hope the SeP‘- 30 meeting won’t be just an ~ °*! finC Cld times which accomplish nothing and ~ send the comnuttee member to bed with a guilty conscience. ~ This tournament will make mnnpv v.,,* ^ dt should be played in Wilmington i/the fall oAm! with dty -support. Lets really go all out, and say it should be played with :TA?twaPvT RUnnmg 8 C°“^ wisely anS well does ■not ALWAYS mean running it too economically : jhneitner k waiting for a reply . . . he will not wait ~ f the moncy to be raised ... he wants his answer now. A nnouncing .. . ~ A New Service t To Wilmington BOATMEN Propeller Reconditioning By Colombian Bronze Co. TRAINED REPAIRMEN MARINE PROPELLER SERVICE « Miles Out Old Wrightsville Turnpike Phone 5668 J Lynn Batson, Prop. . BULLDOGS DRILL ATHENS, Ga., Sept. 20—(U.R)_ Coach Wally Butts who wiped cold sweat from his brow last night as his Georgia Bulldogs rallied late in the last quarter to overcome a brave, underdog Jurman Purple Hurricane 13 to 7 put his charges through a short but stiff signal drill today. GYM SHOES BOYS & GIRLS AT YOUR SPORt@eiitER 114 lVT&rket Street D1&I 6022 mm Cats Open Drills For Devils After Great Maury Contest Charleston Light, Fast; Line Is Weah With their goal line uncrossed in two games, the New Hanover Wildcats will launch into a diel of football practice tomorrow afternoon as Coach Leon Brog den points toward revenge against Charleston High, sched uled to invade Legion Stadium Friday night for a clash with the Cats. The South Carolina squad de feated the Wildcats 14-0 last year. Two nights ago in Norfolk, Brogden got a pretty good pre view of what to expect in Class AA Eastern conference battles this year as his Wildcats out rushed a strong Maruy High team, but were held to a 0-0 tie. The Wildcats made four more first downs, gained 19 more yards, and outplayed the Com modores in the line, but couldn’t dent the home team’s goal line for a score. Charlie Smith, star of the apening Wadesboro tilt flashed brilliantly in punt-runbacks, and several long runs, why stealing the backfield spotlight defensively. Bill Kuhn and Deck Jordan rammed holes through the Maury line and were bulwarks on defense. The Wildcat line-play opened roles for Smith and Jitai Gib son, and Irvin Gore handled the r formation attack well, but jnce inside the Commodore’s 30 mrd line, the Cat attack ran rut of gas. A Gore to Fritz Stelljas pass in the third period ilmost won the game, but the rigskin was just inches over Itelljes’ outstretched hands. The Cats stole the defensive ;how with a goal line stand in he last quarter when Peyton Dwen was stopped on the one nch line by a great NHHS front wall. With the Maury tilt out of the way, Brogden is looking south ward at a powerful Charleston Blue Devil eleven. Last year the Devils won the city crown defeating the Charleston High Bantams and also grabbed the Wilmington game. Their only loss was to Columbia, a major upset. Since then Coach Bob Clar’s team has lost several key men in the line and one back field star. However, the coach is not worried about his backfield. He expects Harold Tillman, who came off a grammar school team to fill the vacancy caused by Charlie Stevenson being rul ed ineligible. The boy is a speed demon, who in workouts has been reeling off one long run after another. He is the full back and Bill Caplinger, who last year played with Savannah High, is a reserve fullback who has been showing plenty of ta lent. The regulars in the other back field positions are David Pigott at quarterback; and hall backs Richard Brewer and Scott Babson, all veterans oi last seasons team. The line which is giving Coach Clark plenty of worry is made of Howell Limehouse anc Durr Gooding ends; Bill Kellj and Norman Clyne, guards; j C. Hutson and Boyd Roberts tackles; Lamar Buchanan anc Billy Leach, centers. Clyne Limehouse, and Leach are firs year men. Hutson anc Buchanan are former backfielc reserves. The backfield v,'eight aver ages 155 pounds and the line about 165. The team uses “T’ formation plays. TAR HEEL GAME LAWS REPORTEI Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Cum berland, Harnett, Hoke, New Hanovei Roberson, Sampson, and Scotland coun ties. BEAR: October 15 through January 1 Bear hunting allowed on Tuesday: Thursdays, and Saturdays only. Dail bag limit 2, possession limit 2, seaso limit 2. DEER; (Male) Deer must have antler plainly visible to hunter. Deer hunting J allowed from October 6 through Januar 1 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Satui days only. Daily bag limit 1, possessio limit 2, season limit 2. OPPOSSUM - RACCOON: With gu and dogs October 15 through Februai 15. No bag limit. QUAIL: November 27 through Januar 31. Quail hunting is allowed on Tues days, Thursdays, and Saturdays onl\ Daily bag limit 8, possession limt 1< season limit 150. RABBITS: November 27 through Jar uary 15. Rabbit hunting is allowed o Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays or ly. Daily bag limit 8, possession limit H no season lirpit. SQUIRRELS: October 6 through Jar uary 1. Squirrel hunting is allowed o Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdyas onlj Daily bag limit 8, possession limit 16, n season limit. Two iox squirrels can fc included in daily bag. TURKEYS: Hunting for turkeys is a lowed in Bladen, Cumberland, Harnet Hoke, and Scotland counties from Noveir ber 27 through January 1 on Tuesday: Thursdays, and Saturdays only. Dail bag limit 1, possession limit 2, seaso limit 2. All other counties in distric closed turkey hunting. *,tsd shrdlu cmrwypvbgkqj cm sh EAGLE BRINGS WIN DETROIT, Sept. 20.—(^*)—^ sensational eagle 3 by Poll; Riley of Fort Worth, Texas provided the margin today b: which a team of Western all star golfers nosed out an E asteri team in the Washington £ Thomas trophy match. Y. M. C. A. Tumbling Team .. Shown above is the YMCA Tumblers team. The boys are left to right, bottom row: Bob Ell ers, Frank George, Dave Padrick, and Bib Clark; middle row: Carl O’Sullivan, John George, Jim Jeffords, and Pete Dannenbaum; top row: Percy O’Sullivan, Jim Merritt. Football Highlights HICKORY, Sept. 20.—W— Lenoir - Rhyne opened its 1947 football seasoin tonight with a 31-0 decision over the 82nd Airborne special troops from Fort Gragg. All of the scoring was packed into the first half and all but one of the five touch downs came in the second period as the home club took advantage of Airborne fumbles to set up its scoring plays. DAVIDSON, Sept. 20—W —The Davidson Wildcats crowded three touchdowns into the second quarter to night to defeat the Elon Christians of the North State Conference, 19 to 0, in the opening game of the foot ball season for both schools. IOWA CITY, Sept. 20— (/P>—Iowa, showing tremen dous power with its big line, romped to a 59-0 victory over North Dakota State yester day before 31,050 fans, an opening game attendance record here. AMES, la.. Sept. 20—W —The Iowa State college Cy clones opened their football season today with a 31 to 14 victory over Iowa State Teachers college. COLUMBIA, Mo., Sept. 20 —(JP)—The University of Mis souri Tigers’ offense out sparkled the St. Louis Billi kens at Memorial Stadium today as second and third stringers contributed heavily to Missouri’s 19 to 0 victory in the first game for both schools this year. BERKELEY, Calif., Sept. 20.—f/P)—Griding out touch downs with a display of new found power, Coach Lynn Waldorf’s University of Cali 1947 football season today (with a 33-7 victory over Uni versity of Santa Clara. HERSHEY, Pa., Sept. 20. —(ff)—Penn State’s football team, with a raft of speedy / backs operating behind a big, well drilled line, smothered y Washington State, 27 to 6, to night. 3 - ) EUGENT, Ore., Sept. 20.— (VP)—A stout Montana State 1 football team wilted in the i final period here today and 1 Oregon rushed over three 7 late touchdowns to snatch a 27-14 victory for Coach Jim ; Aiken in his debut before 11,500 shirt-sleeved fans. - COLLEGE STATION, '• Tex., Sept. 20.—(VP)—The Texas Aggies warmed up a for a rugged nine-game 0 schedule before 18,000 in e Kyle Field today by romp ing over little Southwestern Texas, 48 to 0. ’ FAYETTEVILLE, Sept. 1 20.— (VP) —Arkansas South 4 west Conference co-cham i pion Razorbacks used a powerful rushing attack to subdue the- Northwestern i Louisiana State college De r mons, 64 to 0, in a rain soaked football opener to day. i Greenland, in spite of its cli . mate, is the home of more than 400 species of flowering plants. Football Scores SOUTH Washington and Lee 13; Quantico 0. Clemson 42; Presbyterian 0. Arkansas 19; Northwest Louisiana Stat« 0. South Carolina 27; Newberry 0. Mississippi 14. Kentucky 7. Tuskegee Institute 27; Philader Smith 0. High Point 12; McCallie (Chattanooga, Tenn.) 12 (tie!. Mississippi Southern 0; Albama 13 (second». Randolph-Macon 0-7; Richmond 14-21 (Third!. Davidson 0-19; Elon 0-0 (second). Lenoir-Rhyne 31; 82nd Airborne Spe cial Troops 0. Apps 23; Guilford 12. Erskine 27; Atlantic Christian 0. Catawba 14; Wofford 0. SOUTHWEST Texas College 26; Jarvis 0. Texas A & M 48; Southwestern 0. Texas U. 33; Tei.as Tech 0. West Texas State 7; Tusla 12 (second). EAST Champion 7; Clarkson 7. Marshall College 60; Steuebenville 6. Waynesboro 56; Rio Grande 0. Villanova 60; Kingspoint 0. Geneva 0; DuQuesne 7. Washington State 6; Penn State 27. MIDWEST Missouri 19; St. Louis 0. Iowa 59; North Dakota state 0. Emporia State 12; Colorado State 0. Dubuque 28; Buena Vista 21. South Dakota 25. Yankton 7. Iowa State 31; Iowa Teachers 14. Wentworth Military Academy 24; Wil liam Jewell 13. , St. Cloud Teachers 6; River Falls Teachers 0. Otterbcin 6: Morehead Teachers 6. Hamline 20; Bemidji Teachers 6. Idaho 27; Pudget Sound 7. Nevad 50; Flagstaff State 0. Oregon 27; Montana State 14. FAR WEST Oregon 6; Montana Teachers 0. California 33; Santa Clara 7. WEST Montana State 14; Oregon 27. Potomac State 7; West Liberty 7 (tie) BE FAITHFUL WINS CHICAGO, Sept. 20—'h?>—Be Faithful, owned by Mrs. E. E. D. Shaffer, Lexington, Ky., gal loped to a nose victory in the $56,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup to day with Letmenow second, Stud Poker third and Jack’s Jill fourth in a field of ten. The winner ran the mile and a quar ter in 2:03 1-5. Colorado has 17 distinct vari eties of evergreen trees. A ”" " ““I Back-To-School Suggestions: • SUITS • COATS • FLANNEL TROUSERS • RAIN COATS • RAIN JACKETS • DOBBS HATS • JANTZEN ! SWEATERS • OXFORD CLOTH SHIRTS • CROSBY SQUARE SHOES ★ * * Drop In Now And Well Gladly Show Yon Jaylor GOOD CLOTHES 131 N. Front St. LATE SCORES rRI-STATE TeagiTe '^layoff Charlotte 3; Anderson 2 (Best of seven-series tied at two-all). rEXAS LEAGUE PLAYOFF (FINALS) Houston at Dallas postponed, rain. Best of seven series even, 1-1). COASTAL PLAIN LEAGUE FINAL PLAYOFF Wilson 2; Kinston 0 (Best-of-seven ;eires even, with two games apiece. LOCAL IN) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION PLAY FINALS) MOBILE_ 101 000 000—2 8 3 'TASHHVILLE __ 002 000 40x—6 12 2 McGlothing and Dapper; Mallory, Toover (4) and Walker. (Best of seven ;eries tied 2-2). TIGERS LOSE PLAYER AUBURN, Ala.. Sept. 20—OJ.R) —The Auburn Tigers lost an ather key lineman today as doc tors ordered 185 pound guard Floyd Younginer of Macon, Ga., to hang up his cleats because of high blood pressure. Wilson Upset Tops Play In Conference By GENE WARREN Star-News Sports Writer Upsets are already kicking the 1947 high school pigskin picture to pieces, and it’s anyone’s guess on how things will turn out in November. Wilson, Rocky Mount, and Ra leigh, all figured to be “teams to beat” in the Eastern Clast AA Conference this season are being pushed around like scrub outfits. The Cyclones, 1946 State champions, were depending on Dicky Davis and his aerial act to take them through to another flag, but Friday Coach Hank Madden’s club was smashed, 28 13, by the annual doormat of the Conference, Goldsboro. Rocky Mount’s Blackbirds, who were expected to stage a comeback from their sad 1946 performance with Emory Ad kins at the helm again, received an embarrassing 19-0 licking from the Greensboro High Whir lies. Raleigh, under the supervision of grid wizard Lee Stone, failed to beat the lightly regarded Durham Bulldogs for the first time in five years. The game ended in a 0-0 tie. Meanwhile, the New Hanover High school Wildcats gave promise of developing into a grid powerhouse by holding the very strong Maury High team of Norfolk to a scoreless dead lock at Norfolk. In a game that put Coach Bill Dole’s Fayetteville Bulldogs in a class of their own, the Fay etteville eleven mauled Sanford, 46-6. GOLDSBORO 28, WILSON 13 Coach Norris Jeffrey’s Golds boro High Earthquakes pulled the biggest upset of the young football season by blasting the 1946 State champion Wilson Cy clines, 28-13, before 1,800 fans at Wilson. It was the first time in over a decade that a Golds boro football team has whipped Wilson. Dicky Davis, Wilson’s All State candidate, turned in a great exhibition despite the loss. He passed 37 yards to Ham Crowder for Wilson’s first touch down, and scored the second on a five yard plunge after setting it up with a 28 yard aerial to Crowder: The cyclone nne, wtucn is made up of inexperienced men with the exception of ends Bull Newsome and Spurgeon Speight, was torn to pieces by the Golds boro forward wall, permitting Earthquake back Ennis to plow through for three touchdowns and Waters to sprint 30 yards for the other. All Goldsboro ex tra points we^e rushed. GREENSBORO 19, ROCKY MOUNT 0 Quarterback Richard Kidd, handling the ball like an expert, sparked the 1946 Western Class AA champs to a 19-0 win over Rocky Mount. Kidd broke away for a 45-yard gallop in the sec ond quarter, led a 67-yard drive in the first quarter, and passed a lateral off to , the 16-yard line tft* ? into the Blackbird secnn^t the second quarter fur ,pdary 4 touchdown gallops. ‘e % Raleigh p. m RHAM . More^ than 8,000 ■ jammed into Deverau* \r ^ for the Durham-RalemhMead:t mont, and watched ?uDengafe dog Bulls hold Raleigh tUade;' for the first time %if rele*! when Lee Stone began pressive coaching career * The Durham club i moral victory in tw ,on » quarter as it pushed Dwight Carden through apparent touchdown r «» one-inch line. An off .ia. th' ty cost the Bulls the score1?31' ever. ie* Jimmy Lesane, S(m(. passing quarterback of » h stood out in the Cap ih' show with some fan ”> to ends Gig Lloyd *2 Ferrell. a FAYETTEVILLE 46 sn FORI) 6 SAV Nub Smith, whose brilli= performances in his first , games of the season men* 4? State recognition, turned in , other great exhibition an£ Sanford High school. 5 Ds; The big fullback scamper for touchdown runs of 32 and r yards, and shot TD aerah, Dave Sherrill and Dm! Wheeler. i Sanford gave the Favettevill, team a scare in the first period by grabbing a 6-0 edge on I pass from Jack Spivey to end Albert Rose. 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