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FIVE games played
IN ‘Y* HOLIDAY MEET
p ,, -allies of the Yule holi
‘.\v, ,.;:t divisional tourney got
ca'. .. yesterday afternoon at
fJcVrk the YMCA gym.
f,lUrth annual tournament
„t"0rir:nated by Adam Smith.
a physical director, so that
* plumbers would have a
. i v.yue to participate in
classes of the schools
sf( branded until January 5.
lid medals with the
jivision and the YMCA
inscribed on the ’back
, , ued to each player of
f : .pion teams of the va
rious ‘°ns.
Caries Quint’s five rolled un
. tbe ], i;-sided score of the eve
' f -ney were defeated by
find high school, 43 to 23.
■: d Clark tallied 10 and
.‘jd, .... ,,•$ respectively for the
,. five while Brewer tal
fl 12 .ipers for the losers,
fy.-p. Park’s Baptist with 56
nn;np .^(classed a strong quintet
Eien> Balls who captured 27
°njnts r. flilburn accounted for
t 0f *: points while the de
fende • main cog was Phillips
with si-- told g°als- ,
fne y Hawks outplayed a
.cme-D' : o quintet by a 35 to 21
cre were led at baskets by
LeWiS with 11 marks. Clayton
,!so chalked up 11 points for the
losers. _ .
The Golden Nagies new lor a
total of 9 field goals and three
JoU]s ’.virile the Winter Park
Flashes were flashed once and
y v'd nine points.
The lost contest of the night
pitted the Chestnut Rangers
gii'ainst the Lake Forest Cubs in
wl,ich the Rangers ended the
•ante L .ding 27 to 8.
Today the second round of
thef:-1' day tournament gets un
,jt,nV; ’ with the Lake Forest
[,v ting the Beachcombers
sn(l the High School Demons
plavvv the Hemenway Tigers in
the 120 pound class, at 1 and 2
, n . respectively.
: The finals of the 90 pound di
vision will be played Monday at
; o’clock and Southport clashes
with the Five Spades in the Un
limited division at 8:45 that
night. Tuesday and Wednesday
finals v. ill be played in all class
«.
RALEIGH GOLDEN
GLOVES DATE SET
RALEIGH, Dec. 19. — —
The 10th annual Eastern Caro
lina Golden Gloves boxing tourn
iment will be held here on Feb.
10. 11. and 12, sports editor Neal
Patrick of the Raleigh Times an
nounced today.
The event, which is sponsored
by the Times and the Raleigh Ex
change club, is expected to be
one of the largest ever to be held
here. It will be open to any
imateur white boxer in the two
Carolinas over 16 years old.
The tourney will include a no
vice division for those 16 and 17
and a senior division for those 18
or over. Winners and runners-up
will be awarded trophies and the
tight winners in the senior divi
lion will be given their travel
expenses to the Carolinas Golden
Gloves championship tourney in
Charlotte a week after the tour
ney here.
The U. S. Weather Bureau
was organized under the De
partment of Agriculture July 1
1891.
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LELAND high G r TP
Clark 3 2 8
Gainey 5 0 10
Peterson 2 15
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Totals - 14 i5 43
BAPTIST WIN
WINTER PARK BAPTIST Pol FG IP TP
J. Hilbum _ Falll
C. HUlburn_C 10 1 21
Sloan -1_G 8 0 12
Vaught -G « 1 13
°tf1.- 27 3 38
EIGHT balls
Player __ __ pos, pG j-p TP
Crawks - F 3 0 6
Tys.nger - G 3 1 7
Phillips - G 6 0 12
Padgiett - G 1 0 2
Total - 13 1 27
ACME-DELCO DEFEATED
* HAWKS ___Pos EG FP TP
Powell___ F 2 0 4
P- Harrinoton_F 5 2 12
Lewis -C 4 3 11
Austin _G 2 3 7
Stevens- G 0 1 1
Clark _G 0 0 «
McLean -F 0 0 0
C. Harrington _ F 0 0 0
Total - 13 9 35
ACME DELCO _Pos. FG FP TP
A. Wehrhaha__ F 1 1 3
B. Wehraharha_F 0 0 0
Clayton - C 4 3 11
Allen _ G 0 0 0
Robbins _ G 1 0 2
Burns _G 0 1 1
Boardaus _ F 1 0 2
Bullard _ F 0 0 0
Wotten- F 0 0 0 0
Total - 7 5 21
CHESTNUT WINS OVER
LAKE FOREST
CHESTNUT G F TP
| McCarley _ _2 0 4
Brindell __4 Jt 11
Incas .. „ _] t 3
Harrison ___ 113
Pollard . _0 0 0
Davis _ -- „ 0 ft «
Totals ___ __ jo 7 77
LAKE FOREST _G F TP
Purcely __0 11
Parker - 0 0 0
Presswood _0 0 0
Williams _ 1 0 *
Brittain . ____ 113
K"r -_7___ i 1 3
Manning _ 1 0 *
Totals _ 3*3
GOLDEN EAGLES TRIM
WINTER PARK FLASHES
WINTER PARK G F TP
Cole 0 0 0
Bvrd __ * 0 4
Williams _____0 11
Poter 0 * *
Cook 1 n t
Hooper 0 0 0
Totals 3 3 0
GOLDEN EAGLES _G F TP
Odin - 0 1 1
Farr - ,_3*3
Coffey 1 o *
Darden -4 o 3
Bradshaw _ 1 0 *
Totals a 3 74
CHADBOURir DEFEATS
WHITEVILLE, 38-26
CHADBOURN, Dec. 19. — In
a rough and tumble battle here
tonight Chadbourn All-Stars de
feated the Whiteville All-Star
five, 38 to 26.
Whiteville gained a 2 to 0 lead
as the contest opened, but it
was short lived as the locals scor
ed two quick baskets and stayed
ahead all the way leading by 19
to 11 at halftime.
Richard McLanney lead the
scorers with 11 points. Walton
Brown played a nice floor game
for the winners and tallied 10
points.
For Whiteville Abe Moskow
scored seven points and Fred
Caswell played a tight defensive
battle.
NEGRO ARRESTED
ON ABC CHARGE

Sam Shufford, Negro who lives
on Pauline avenue in East Wilm
! ington, was arrested by ABC
Officers W.E. Singletary, Jr., and
Sheriff’s officers when they rai
ded his home and found three
and one-half gallons of non-tax
paid whisky on the premises.
The Negro was held under
i bond of $250 -last night on charges
j of prossessing non-tax paid
j whisky.
Open World’s Largest
Filtration Plant
CHICAGO, — <U.R)—1The largest
water filtration plant in the world
—long delayed in completion by
the scarcity of materials during
! the war— has been opened here.
The $24,000,000 project, which
| has a capacity of 700 million gal
I Ions of water a day, was partially
completed in 1945 and now has
gone on full time operation.
Eighty filter beds are used to
purify the water drawn from
Lake Michigan. The plant serves
1,500,000 people living in an area
of 162 squar miles.
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ROSE BOWL HUDDLE—This is how Michigan’s starting backs
will look in the huddle against Southern California in the Pasa
dena Rose Bowl, Jan. 1. They are, left to right, right half Bump
Elliott, quarterback Howard Yerkes, fullback Jack Weisenberger
and All-America Bob Chappuis.
Major Leagues May Open
April 20 And Close Oct. 3
NEW YORK. Dec. 20—UP)—
Wait until the football folks get
a look at the 1948 major league
baseball schedule.
Instead of bowing out of the
picture in late September, it has
been learned unofficially that
the ball clubs will not finish
their regular season until Oct.
3 and the World Series probably
won’t be over until about Oct.
11.
The reason fo r this turn of
events is commissioner A. B.
Chandler’s ruling that spring
training must not start before
March 1. The commissioner
and the majors were elbowed
into this stand at the request of
the players’ committee which
objected to lengthy spring train
ing jaunts.
With the clubs delaying train
ing camp until March 1, they
have shoved back opening day
to April 20, a Tuesday.
This year Washington opened
at home a day ahead of the
other clubs on April 14.
Conflict with football will be
nothing new for the baseball
club owners. Little by little the
pro grid teams have been
edging in on their territory with
their All-Star and exhibition
games in late August,
late August.
The All-America conference
opened Aug. 29 last fall and had
played 18 of its 56 regular
games or about 32 per cent of
its schedule before the regular
major league baseball season
was over. Although the National
Football league usually waits
until baseball is out of the way
to start its regular schedule, it
played six in September in ad
dition to a vast number of exhi
bitions.
College football. creeps to
ward summer by a week every
now and then. The 1947 cam
paign got under way on ■ scat
tered fronts as early as Sept. 20.
Next year there will be an out
and-out conflict between col
lege football and baseball
on three big “football” Satur
days, Sept. 25, Oct. 2 and Oct.
9.
Next thing you know the
hockey season will be overlap
ping baseball at the begin
ning of its schedule. They usu
ally do get all mixed up with
April baseball exhibitions while
they are finishing their involved
Stanley Cup playoffs. This year
they opened Oct. 15 in the na
tional hockey league and a day
or two earlier in the minors.
Basketball has stretched into
early November but as yet has
given no indication that it too
will challenge the baseball own
ers for a slice of October cash.
Dill Smith, UNC Tackle,
Drafted By Chicago Cards
PITTSBURGH, Dec. 19. — (ff)i
— The New York Giants, making
the first pick in the National
Football League’s annual draft
meeting, tonight chose Tony
Minisi, flashy university of Penn
sylvania halfback.
Before the owners and coaches
of the 10 teams went into their
huddle to draft 30 collegians for
each team, several items not on
the agenda hi»d produced pre
meeting topics of interest.
Minisi, who returned to Penn
sylvania for the 1946 season, af
ter having been a student at the
U. S. Naval Academy at An
napolis, is regarded as one of the
greatest bacKS produced at the
irhiladeipnia school. He’s already
been drafted by the Chicago
Rockets of the All-American Con
ference and if he wants to play
pro lootbau ne's sure of at feast
spirited bidding ior his services
by the Giants and the mid-west
ern team.
Before the draft got underway,
Richard McCann, general mana
ger of the Washington Redskins,
confirmed his teams “special”
choice of Harry Gilmore, star
Alabama University back. The
Redskins named Gilmore through
a rule which permits the 10
clubs to participate in a lottery
to choose a “special” player —
ahead of the regular diaft
choices.
The Chicago Cardinals an
nounced as their two choices Jim
Spavital, a back from Oklahoma
A. & M. and Bill Smith, a tackle
from the University of North
Carolina.
The Washington Redskins’ first
two selections were Lowell Tew,
Alabama fullback from Waynes
boro, Miss-, and Tommy Thomp
son, a center whose home is at
Bellmai, N. J., Thompson is a
junior at William & Mary.
The Boston Yanks made the fol
lowing first four selections, in
order: Vaughn Mancha, Ala.
bama center; John Nolan, Penn.
State tackle; Earl Cook, Southern
Methodist University guard, and
Bill Healey, guard from Georgia
Tech.
The Redskins took Dan Sandi
fer, halfback from Louisiana
State University, as their third
choice; and then followed with
two other backs, Jack Wisenbur
ger from Michigan and Jack Kur
kowski from the University
of Detroit.
The draft came two days be
fore the Philadelphia Eagles
and Pittsburgh Steelers clash in
a play-off for the Eastern di
vision title.
But before commissioner Bert
Bell called the owners, general
managers and coaches together,
sessions in the hotel lobby and
rooms brought forth the follow
ing information:
1—Fred Mandel, owner of the
Detroit Lions, reiterated that
his club was for sale and had
been ever sir--.;1 1 ’■
for a reported price of $225,000
in 1940.
“Anything I have is for sale
providing 1 can dispose of it
for a profit,” said the Detroit
department store owner, adding
that he had discussed the matter
with a syndicate for the motor
city.
2— Curley Lambeau, general
manager and coach of the Green
Bay Packers for 29 years, again
denied he had any intention of
leaving the Packers to pilot the
Los Angees Dons in the All
America conference
3— The league, as a whole, en
joyed its best year from an at
tendance standpoint, drawing
approximately 2,000,000 people
in exhibition and championship
games.
4— At least six of the ten mem
ber clubs finished the season
on the right side of the ledger.
Those who failed to make money
were said to be the Los Angeles
Rams. Detroit Lions and Boston
Yanks, with the New York
Giants just about breaking even.
Alexis Thompson, owner of
the Eagles, who earlier in the
season indicated he favored go
ing along with the All-America
in the drafting of college play
ers, was not slated to attend the
meeting. Neither w^as George
Marshall of the Washington Red
skins who has declared him
self in favor of abandoning the
All-Star game, sponsored by the
Chicago Tribune.
Whether all the draft selec
tions would be announced was
problematical. Some of the club
officials, notably Lambeau,
favored announcing them al
phabetically. Others, including
A1 Ennis general manager of
the Eagles, were opposed to
any announcement.
Dick McCann, the Redskins
head man in the absence of
Marshall, said he would make
public all of their selections
while Mack Mara, president of
the Giants, said they would an
nounce only their No. 1 choice.
Bell said the order of dram,
based on the final standings,
would be, New York, Detroit,
Washington, Boston, Los Ange
les, Green Bay and then either
Philadelphia, Chicago Bears or
Pittsburgh and the Chicago
Cards. The Eagles, Bears and
Steelers wall decide their posi
tions by a flip of a coin.
MAY ABANDON CONTROLS
WASHINGTON, Dec. 19. — (ff)
— Secretary of Agriculture Clin
ton Anderson advises Rep. Pace
(D.-Ga.) today that he expects
to act “shortly after Dec. 25” on
the question of abandoning mar
keting quotas and acreage control
of peanuts in 1948. Pace told a
reporter he was “confident” the
secretary will abandon any con
trols for the 1948 crop year, at
the same time guaranteeing a
support price.
Newport News Cagers Defeat Wildcats, 37-25;
Locals Play Granby High In Norfolk Tonight
--r—-1 _
NFL Playoff
Game Sunday
PITTSBURGH, Dec. 19—
(JP)—There’s a rags - to - riches
theme for three gridiron “or
phan children” in the National
Football league playoff story
whose first chapter opens here
Sunday.
The playoffs from which a
new league champion will
merge first show the Phila
delphia Eagles and the Pitts
burgh Steelers in a contest to
determine the Eastern division
winner. The victor in that bout
at Forbes Field Sunday will en
gage the Chicago Cardinals,
Western Division titlist, for the
league crown in Chicago on
Sunday. December 28.
The three teams thus in
volved were in such straitened
circumstances a few years ago
that they had to pool their mea
ger resources to keep their
franchises alive. Today they
are the league’s fair - haired
boys, each in a playoff for the
first time. So regardless of the
ultimate winner, each has
achieved success beyond his fond
est hopes.
In 1943, Philadelphia and Pitts
burgh combined war - riddled
squads to ride out a sad season
still breathing. The following
year the Eagles managed to go it
alone but Pittsburgh joined forces
with the Cardinals. This splicing
failed to produce a single victory
but enabled both teams to totter
weakly past their crises.
The Steelers expect about 40,
000—despite the prospect of
sub-freezing weather—-for the
divisional playoff with the
Eagles Sunday. All seats were
sold days ago and standing
room was being snapped up.
“I can remember when we
had trouble getting 40,000 paid
admissions for a whole season,”
chuckled Steeler owner Art
Rooney, who tried for 15
years before he got a team
good enough for the playoffs.
“In those days we used to
| fake the side streets to avoid
the line of bill collectors,” He
continued. “Now, I’m doing the
same thing to avoid saying ‘no’
to people who want tickets.”
ROBliONSCORES
TKO OVER TAYLOR
DETROIT, Dec. 19— tfP) —
Sugar Ray Robinson, working
with cool confidence and preci
sion, scored a technical knock
out over challenger Chuck Tay
lor of Coalport, Pa., at 2 minutes
and 7 seconds of the sixth round
at Olympia Stadium tonight.
The outcome of Robinson’s
second welterweight title de
fense of the year was virtually
assured from the fourth round
on because the aggressive chal
lenger was running into too
many of Sugar Ray’s deadly
lefts and rights
Taylor went down for a nine
count under one of Robinson’s
vicious assaults near his own
corner and as he staggered back
to his feet his manager, Jack
Laken, yelled to referee Johnny
Weber to halt the slaughter.
FOUR MEN RELEASED
UNDER BONDS AFTER
PRELIMINARY TRIAL
Four Negro men were 0'-en a
preliminary hearing before U.S.
District Commissioner J. Doug
las Taylor yesterday and releas
ed under bond pending their ap
pearance in the April term of the
U. S. District court on charges
of operating a liquor still in
Northwestern Brunswick county.
The four men, Ira Bryant,
David Bryant, and George Boyd,
were released on $200 sbond
while Harry Lee McCoy was re
leased under a $100 bond.
Deputy Sheriff O. W. Perry
of Brunswick and ATU agents
made the raids on Dec. 1 and 4.
Boyd, who turned state’s evi
dence against Ira and David
Bryant, and David Bryant were
out on bond charged with operat
ing a liquor still when captured
the second time. He involved all
defendants in the operation of
the still.
McCoy was involved because he
used an ox and cart as trans
portation which belonged to
Boyd the day he was caught.
Deputy Sheriff Perry and the
ATU agents seized a ’hi Ponti
as sedan belonging to Ira Bry
ant and a 1941 Ford coach which
belonged to David Bryant.
The automobiles will be sold
at a public auction.
DOGS CONTINUE
TO BITE PEOPLE
IN CITY LIMITS
Two more Wilmingtonians were
bitten by dogs yesterday, accord
ing to police reports.
Billy Lee Pollard, 19, of 1501
Green street, reported that he
was bitten by a dog at 1206
Rankin street.
E.W. George, 119 Ann street,
was bitten on the right leg by
a dog belonging to J.E. Smith,
106 North Sixth street, and was
treated at James Walker Memo
rial hospital for the wound, ac
cording to thte police report.
George was riding a bicycle be
tween Chestnut and princess
streets on 10th street when bitten.
Tthe owner was notified to con
fine the dog.
TRUCKS FIRST TIGER TO SIGN—Virgil Trucks (right) of
Birmingham, Ala., Detroit Tiger pitcher, signs his contract to play
with the Tigers in 1948. He is the first Detroit player to sign for
the coming season. He is seated with Billy Evans, general manager
of the Tigers, in the latter’s office at Detroit. Bothered with a sore
back part of last season, Trucks won 10 games and lost 12 in 1947.
(AP lVirephoto)
Unlimited Substitution
Rule Favored In Poll
NEW YORK, Dec. 19. —W—
Football’s unlimited substitution
rule, after a year’s trial, has earn
ed a 2 to 1 favoring vote from
writers, coaches and athletic di
rectors answering the annual sea
son-end poll conducted by The
Associated Press.
Opposition centers around the
old cry of “taking the game away
from the boys” and the obvious
confusion to spectators of a steady
string of subs running on and off
the field. Both were sounded by
Glenn (Pop) Warner, the veteran
coach.
On the other side of the fence,
Coach Lou Little of Columbia and
backers of the rule point out that
more boys are given a chance to
play, better football results and
less injuries occur.
With the annual meeting of the
college football coaches organiza
tion scheduled for New York Jan.
5, there appears to be little or
ganized opposition to the rule as
it stands.
Dr. Eddie Anderson, Iowa
coach, wants the rule broadened
to allow more than one replace
ment while time is in and coach
Blair Cherry asks permission to
send in three men at once with
out a charged time out.
Confusion about 12 men on the
field at the same time may re
sult in an amendment to the
rule .providing that the player
leaving the game obviously is
making an honest effort to hustle
out of the way and takes no part
in the play.
This situation came up in the
Ohio State-Northwestern game
finally won by Ohio some three
minutes after the final gun. A
final play, in which Northwestern
intercepted an Ohio pass, was
called back because the Wildcats
had 12 men on the field. It final
ly cost them the ball game.
All agree that the rule has re
sulted in moi j specialization.
Many coaches shuttled entire
defensive and offensive teams in
to action when the ball changed
hands and most of the larger
schools played their top ball car
riers and passers only on offense.
Coach Dutch Meyer of Texas
Christian answered the “give the
game back to the boys” argument
when he said, “so far as I know,
in the Southwest, the quarter
backs still are calling the sig
nals.”
Ike Armstrong, the Utah coach,
added, “there is no coach dumb
enough to try to call all the
plays from the bench.”
In general the East, South and
Southwest appeared to favor the
rule. Reaction was mixed in the
Midwest and there was consider
able opposition in the Far West.
One section was definitely neu
tral. From Sioux Falls, S. D.
came the word “most schools
around here haven’t got enough
men to keep changing. If a guy
comes out here it’s because he
got knocked out.”
Ralph Kiner, Johnny Mize
Cop National Loop Honors
NEW YORK, Dec. 19 — W —
Ralph Kiner of the Pittsburgh
Pirates compiled the high
est slugging percentage in the
National league in 1947, .639 but
the table was otherwise domi
nated by members of the New
York Giants.
Kiner socked 361 total bases in
565 times at bat to finish 25
points higher than runner-up
Johnny Mize of the Giants.
Mize, who deadlocked the Pitts
burgh mauler for home run hon
ors at 51, batted in the most
runs, 138.
Three other Giants finished
CITY CODE MAKES
NO MENTION WHERE
CAR TAG BE PLACED
A check of the latest code of
the City of Wilmington, published
in 1946, revealed last night that
there is no special required place
on an automobible upon which
the city license tag must be
displayed.
Police Lieut. Jack Moore,
traffic director, was quoted yes
terday as saying that city statutes
require the city tag to be installed
on the front of vehicles.
The Wilmington code published
in 1946 states only that the tag
must be placed in a position so
that it is “clearly visible” at all
times. State statutes, however,
prevent the placing of the tag on
the windshield.
16 MORE PERSONS
CONVICTED ON ABC
LIQUOR VIOLATIONS
CHARLOTTE, Dec. 19. —(IP)—
Sixteen more persons were tried
and convicted of liquor violations
in Charlotte courts today.
The charges grew out of mass
raids staged recently by ABC
agents.
So far 47 persons have been
convicted and one has been found
innocent of the charges. The re
maining 14 cases will go on trial
tomorrow in county recorder’s
court.
Meanwhile, Mecklenberg Coun
ty ABC enforcement agants raid
ed a small still in the county and
arrested two Negroes on charges
of illegally manufacturing whis
key.
The central section of the
Grand Canal in China was start
led five centuries before Christ.
1 N
among the first ten batters who
appeared in 100 or more games.
Walker Cooper was third at
586, Willard Marshall fifth at
.528 and rookie Bob Thomson
seventh at .508.
Whitey Kurowski of St. Louis
finished fouth ait .544 and Bob
Elliott of Boston sixth at .517.
Behind Thomson in order were,
Stan Musial, St. Louis, eighth,
.504; Ron Northey, Phila
delphia-St. Louis, ninth, .491
and batting champion Harry
Walker of Philadelphia, tenth,
.487.
Strikeout king of the circuit
was Chicago’s Bill “Swish”
Nicholson. Nicholson fanned 83
times. Emil Verban of the Phil
adelphia struckout the least
among those who appeared in
100 or more tilts. Verban fanned
only eight times in 540 trips in
155 games
Big Hank Greenberg of the Pi
rates walked the most, 104 times
while Kurowski stopped the
most pitched balls, 10 and tied
Chicago’s Andy Pafko for
grounding into the most twin
killings, 19.
The Giants also hogged the
team slugging honors. The Polo
Grounders led in slugging per
centage, .454 and drove in the
most runs, 790 and collected the
most total bases, 2,425.
Pittsburgh and St. Louis
grounded into the most double
plays, 136 and the Pirates fan
ned the most, 687 and the Dod
gers walked the most, 731,
breaking their National League
mark of 691 established in 1946.
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NEWPORT NEWS, Va.( Dee.
19.—A smooth working Newport
News high school combine te
night scored their second victory
in two starts by downing the
New Hanover high school of Wil
mington, N. C., 37 to 25.
Piling up an unsurmountable
lead in the first half and com
bining a well knit defense with
a vaunted offensive attack the
Typhoon cagers built up a big 30
to 5 lead in the first half.
The fighting Wildcats, North
Carolina state champions last
year, came back in the nal two
quarters to outscore the locals,
but it was far too late. The Blue
and Gold defense was too much
for the Wildcats.
In the opening quarter the
Wilmington team was held score
less for 13 minutes before they
broke the mesh with a field
goal. While Coach Julie Croom’s
zone defense kept the Nirth Car
olinians covered, Captain Elmo
Stephenson, Dan Presson and
Lou Taylor combined to rack up
the big first half advantage.
Wilmington’s cagers, tutored by
Leon Brogden, came back strong
in the last two quarters aj the
attack clicked as they outscored
the Newport cagers, 20 to 17.
Leading the lart minute rally for
the New Hanover quint was cap
tain Louis Collie, who racked up
a total of 10 points.
The Wilmington team will
journey over to Norfolk Satur
day night for a battle with the
Granby high school five. Last
season the Granby team defeated
the North Carolina quint.
WILMINGTON _G FG PF TP
Smith, F_ I S I I
Collie, F-1 4 2 * «,
Raye, G-110 1
Brown, G _ It 1 S l
Fennel], G___2 0*4
Austin, F -1 0 1 *
Totals -9 7 11 *F
NEWI’ORT NEWS _ FG FF TP
Preston, F __ 0 , «
Taylor, F - 0 2a
Jones. C - 0 S 4
Stephenson, G_ 33 fg
Markos, G_ 2 4 4
Pana.votis, F_ 0 0 0
Seward, F_ 0 10
Cowling, C_ 0 0 a
Leighi, F- 0 1 8
Owen, F - 0 0 8
T. Joseph, G_ 0 0 8
A. Joseph, F_ 0 0 8
Fennell. F_ 0 0 8
Totals - IS 5 lfi
Halftime score; Nwport News 20, Wil
mington 8.
CAROLINA LEAGUE
SETS SUNDAY MEET
WINSTON-SALEM, Dec. 19. —
,/p)— Directors of the Carolina
baseball league will gather her*
tomorrow for the annual winter
meeting and to pay homage to
past-president T. S. Wilson, who
resigned in November.
President Carroll Brown of
Martinsville, elected to succeed
Wilson in November, will pre
side at a business session of th«
league directors at the Robert E.
Lee hotel at 2 p. m. .
Five important items of busi
ness are expected to be discussed
by the directors. These include:
means of electing an executive
committee, the president’s budget
for 1948, the number of class men
to be retained for 30 days after
the season opens, the adoption of
a ball, and press relations.
LOMBARDI SIGNED
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec.
19. —(U.R)— Big Ernie Lombardi,
who was declared a free agent by
the New York Giants last season
after serving 17 years as a major
league catcher, was signed today
by Sacramento of the Pacific
Coast League.
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