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S. A. Scholastic Ring
Meet to Attract 50
Boxers at Least
The South Atlantic prep and high
school boxing tournament to be
held this Friday and Saturday at
the University of Maryland is being
staged near Washington for the
first time In hope that boys in this
area will become more interested in
physical conditioning and this phase
of combative athletics, according to
Maj. M. D. Burgee, headmaster of
Charlotte Hall Military Academy,
which is sponsoring the affair.
"We all know the need of good
physical conditioning and combative
frame of mind necessary today."
Maj. Burgee said yesterday when in
Washington completing arrange
ments. "Army figures have shown
that many of our schoolboys lack
this and we think that boxing, prop
erty’ supervised, is one way of cor
recting that condition.”
Final entries for the tourney are
due today, but so far indications
are that about 50 boys representing
six schools will compete in sessions
on Friday night and Saturday aft
ernoon and night at Ritchie Coli
seum. Charlotte Hall, Miller School,
Clifton Forge High. Massanutten
Military Academy, Fairfax and war
ren Highs so far have entered and
Charleston (W. Va.l and Lane Highs
also may compete.
From entries received so far Capt.
S. W. Ehringer, Charotte Hall ath
letic director, says that one of the
most promising bouts is the ex
pected meeting between Spencer
Newton of Washington, representing
Charlotte Hall, and Lester Maxwell
of Massanutten in the 113-pound
Miller School, runnerup last sea
son and undefeated this year, looms
aa the favorite.
Fights Last Night
By the Associated Presi.
PHILADELPHIA.—Jose Basora. 155l72,
New York, stepped Harold "Jamaica'1
Smith, 14814, Philadelphia (3): Mike
Delta, 135(4. Los Angeles, stopped
Dusty Brown, 1334, Wilmington,
Del. (4).
_ BALTIMORE.—Harry Jeffra. 129,
Baltimore, outpointed Frankie RUbino,
133, New York (10); Howard Bennett,
171 !4- Baltimore, stopped Bob Jacobs,
166. Philadelphia (4).
CHICAGO—Nate Bolden. 174, Chi
cago. knocked out Freddie Griggs. 198,
Memphis (2): Gene Mickens. 200, Fort
Wayne, Ind., outpointed Pug Wilson.
201’*, Gary, Ind. (6).
HOIATOKE. Mass.—Lulu Costantino.
133, New York, outpointed Angel Aviles,
130, Mexico City GO): Harry Gary.
16(i. New York, knocked out Jack
Hawks, 168, Hartford. Conn. (5).
_ TRENTON. N. J —Ike Williams. 138,
Trenton, outpointed Leo Francis. 134,
Panama (8); Cervey Lee Kinsey. t66>2.
Trenton, knocked out Frank Henney,
169, New York (2).
NEWARK. N. 0.—Lenny Manctnl,
146’*. Youngstown, Ohio, outpointed
Stanford Tuckett. 156(4. New York (8):
Lee Black. 153. New York, outpointed
Ralph Dougherty, 16.3 Vi, Glen Ridge,
N. J. <6>.
SCRANTON, Pa.—Henry Jones. 205,
New York, outpointed Johnny Tuck.
206. Paterson. N. J. (8): Solomon
Stewart, 142, Newark, outpointed Tony
Ray. 146. Paterson (6).
HOT SPRINGS, Ark —Buddy Scott,
388. Tampa. Fla., outpointed J. D.
Turner, 216. Dallas (10): Benny Evans.
144, Oklahoma City, outpointed Howell
Steen. 147. Dallas (8)
. SAN FRANCISCO.—Buddy Millard.
380, Houston, Tex., outpointed Perk
Daniels. 201. Chicago ilQ).
Spencer Newton, Washington
lad who will represent Char
lottte Hall Military Academy
in the 113-pound class in the
prep and high school boxing
tournament this week end at
University of Maryland.
—Star Staff Photo.
Wolf Releases Tar Heels
From Coaching Contract
By the Associated Press.
CHAPEL HILL, N. C.. Mar. 14.—
Lt. Raymond (Bear) Wolf, U. S.
N. R„ head football coach at North
Carolina U. from 1936 until he en
tered the Navy in 1941, has released
the university from his contract,
which has three years to run.
Wolf said he did this to permit
the university to supplement its
war-depleted staff and continue a
creditable football program. The
university accepted the “generous
action" with commendation for his
The name of a possible successor
has not been mentioned officially
here, but some sports w'riters are
suggesting that Carl Snavely of Cor
nell, who formerly coached at North
Carolina, may return.
Lt. Wolf came here from Texas
Christian University. His North
Carolina teams won 38, tied 3 and
lost 17 games.
Hunt Racing Season
To Open Saturday
At Middleburg
The 1944 point-to-point racing
seastjn will open at Middleburg. Va.,
next Saturday at 3 p.m., when a
crack field of top-flight cross-coun
try horses will vie for the famous
Middleburg Bowl. Also a feature
of this annual event is a women's
point-to-point, which also sports a
star entry.
A 5-mile course with 21 jumps
over a rugged hunting country,
tough enough to test the endurance
and ability of both horse and rider,
has been laid out on the estates of
Mrs. Raymond Belmont and C.
Oliver Iselin. with the start and
finish about 200 yards from the cen
ter of Middleburg.
Lt. Col. Frederick Warburgs
Mountsville, last year’s winner ef
the bowl, died two months ago. In
his stead Noble Count will be the
Warburg hope.
Mrs. Crompton Smith's Mowgli,
the 1942 cross-country champion
and winner of the bowl that year
in a gruelling 9-mile race, is in
shape and likely to be one of the
The stewards of the race are W.
G. Fletcher, president of the Pied
mont Hunt; D. C. Sands, M. F. H. of
the Middleburg Hunt; Fletcher
Harper, M. F. H. of the Orange
County Hunt: Dr. A. C. Randolph,
M. F. H. of the Piedmont Hunt, and
Judge J. R. H. Alexander, M. F. H.
of the Loudoun Hunt.
Courtland Smith will be the start
er: W. A. Metzgar, timer; W. C.
Seipp, paddock judge, and T. Rod
rock, clerk of scales.
Marquette, Y Seniors Tilt
For Centennial laurels
Marquette and Y Seniors will meet
in a basket ball game at 8 o’clock
tomorrow night at the Twelfth
Street YMCA to decide the cham
pionship in the Y’s centennial tour
nament. _
Marquette, with Joe Hall scoring
21 points, won the National League
championship at the Y yesterday by
defeating Forest Glen, 45-15, in the
third game of a playoff series. The
Y Seniors previously copped the
American League title. Final stand
ings are:
Am League. W. L. Natl. League. W. L.
Y Seniors __ fi <i Marquette_ H 1
Myer Engineers :t :i Forest Glen fi •>
FPH _ __ 3 3 Hi Y_ '24
War Manp'wer 0 fi Myer Cavalry. () 6
'Nooga to Start in Daytime
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Mar. 14.
f/P).—Many of the Southern Associa
tion’s opening-day baseball games
will be played under the lights, but
the Chattanooga Lookouts will mjfke
their first home appearance against
the Atlanta Crackers the afternoon
of May, and that ‘‘is final,” says
President Joe Engel.__
R. I. Avenue Pinmen Shooting
For Dub Tourney Entry Fee
The 16th annual Bill Wood “dub"
tournament, to be held Sunday at
Lucky Strike, will get an early send
off tonight at King Pin, when bowd
ers with averages of less than 110
will shoot it out in a preliminary
in the Rhode Island Avenue Busi
ness Men’s League to gain their $5
paidup entrance fees.
With $100 as top prize, more than
100 contestants are expected to be
on the firing line when the city’s
oldest duckpin event of its kind gets
j under way Sunday at 3. Two five
jgame blocks will be rolled, with the
: final round at 7:30. Contestants
j will receive a three-fifths handicap.
Posting a 349 set in the Washing
I ton Ladies’ League last night, Helen
i De Binder won her entrance fee in
,the eighth annual Lucile Young
: Near-Star event, to be staged Sun
day at Lafayette. Only fair bowlers
with 103 or less averages are eligible
to compete in the six-game affair
named for one of the Capital's lead
ing woman bowlers.
First Grill, led by Bing Moen’s 360.
; swept Grafettes and spurted to a
| three-game lead in the pennant race
as the second-place Garvin’s Grill
dropped two games to Cardinals.
Marie Brown's 133 gave the Car
dinals their edge, while Lois Glad
ding salvaged the final tilt for the
losers with 147. S. & H. Parking
won the odd game from third-place
Hessick Coal as Rena Ridenour led
with 137—348.
Sweeping Greyhound last night
at Lucky strike, the pacesetting■
Wardman quint moved to a three
game lead in the Diamond Cab
League. Sparked by Brund Olivet's
153 and Johnny Fox's 152, the West
chesters whitewashed Calvert with
a season record score of 638 and
climaxed their victory with a second
high season set of 1.749. Elmer
Wesley of Service is tops with a
119-25 average while Russ Hopkins
of Auto Sales trailed close behind
with 118-plus.
Featured by Lattiere's 352 set, the
Ed Jeffries routed the erstwhile
leading Duffs to take over first place
in the St. Martin's League at King
Pin. Paul Johnson's 148—354 gave
the Jones’ outfit a 2-1 win from
De Lena while Joe Guy's 135—354
led Tastets’ 2-1 win from Chaneys.
Chicago Meisters Snare
Victory Tenpin Purse
By the Associated Press.
CHICAGO. Mar. 14.—The laurels
of the Victory Tenpin Tournament
are resting upon the collective
brows of Chicago’s Meister Braus
and specifically upon that of Paul
Krumske, who dominated the roll
ing of the 1.008 per game average.
The Meisters. city champions,
amassed the total of 6.048 points to
dethrone Detroit's Strohs. and
Krumske held an overall 1,302. The
team victory was good for $2,000 in
prize money.
Armstrong Priming for Wills
In Tiff With Jones at Miami
Hammerin’ Henry Armstrong goes
after knockout No. 6 tonight on his
third comeback tour as he faces
Broadway Johnny Jones in a 10
rounder at Miami, Fla. He then
comes to Washington for another
10-rounder or less against Frankie
Wills at Uline Arena next Monday
Armstrong’s previous kayo victims
on this trip were A1 Spoldi, Saverio
Turiello, Lew Hanbury, Jimmy Gar
rison and Jackie Byrd. Henry tipped
,the scales at 140 pounds as he
readied himself for tonight’s engage
Wills, meanwhile, at his Baltimore
training headquarters is showing
signs of exasperation at the delay in
fighting Henry. Their bout originally
was signed for March 7, but post
poned when Armstrong wrenched
his back. "I’m wondering,” Wills is
quoted as saying, "if it really was a
strained back or that Armstrong
finds me more than he bargained for
and wanted more time to train.
"He made me post $1,000 that I
would come down to 147 pounds.
That from a man who boasts he
fights ’em all from featherweights to
middleweights. Maybe he's losing
his grip in his old age.”
George Moore, Armstrong’s man
ager, brushed aside Wills’ outburst
when it was reported to him. Hank
will be ready to unload his heavy
guns against Frankie, Moore inti
mated. “Henry’s a sight when he
opens on those big boys,” he mused. I
“Take the night he fought Ceferino:
Garcia. It's wonderful the way he
slaps those big boys around.”
3 Schools Awarded
Pennants for Paper
Salvage Collections
Salvage-for-Victory pennants were
presented yesterday to three schools
co-operating in The Evening Star
PTA Salvage-for-Victory drive which
have reached a per capita collection
of 100 pounds or better.
Hardy School, with a mark of 170.5
and a total of 42,813 pounds col
lected, was the first to receive the
award. The presentation was made
at an assembly at which the second
grade band played for the first time.
After the students had been con
gratulated by a representative of
The Star, Luke Finlay, 9, chairman
of the wagon brigade, made a short
reply in which he told of the work
of the brigade and pointed to its
j achievement in gathering enough
I paper to make four piles as high as
; the Washington Monument.
Hardy, last week, turned in its
largest collection of the campaign,
[5,314 pounds, which represents a per
| capita for the day of better than 21
The others to receive the Salvage
awards were Bunker Hill with a per
capital of 101.5 and 22,054 pounds
total weight and Adams with 100.9
per capita and 33,323 pounds total
A belated return covering Garri
son's collection last week boosted
that school's total weight to 45,918
pounds and its per capita to 69.9.
That places Garrison in third place
on total weight in the second di
Collections in the third district
tomorrow together with the leaders
in weight and per capita will be as
Total Weight.
Sumner-Magruder... 67,442 pounds
Petworth .. 50,541 pounds
, Macfarland .103,421 pounds
Brightwood . 43,552 pounds
Raymond . 36,921 pounds
Per Capita.
Sumner-Magruder ... 197.1 pounds
Petworth .143.1 pounds
Adams - 100.9 pounds
Macfarland . 90.8 pounds
West . 87.1 pounds
Barnard H. D. Cooke
Powell Gage
Mott Bruce
Morgan Monroe
Truesdell Park View
Banneker H. Wilson
Bancroft Central
Roosevelt Takoma
French merchant marines are
wearing knitted garments distributed
by the Red Cross in North Africa.
Guard Held for Jury
In Killing of Sailor
Special Dispatch to The Star.
LSONARDTOWN, Md.. Mar. 14.—
Willard B. Upright, sr., about 47, a
civilian guard at the Patuxent River
Naval Air Base at Cedar Point, to
day faced grand Jury action on
charges of murder and assault with
intent to kill growing out of the
fatal shooting of one sailor and the
wounding of another March 2 at1
the air base.
Trial Magistrate Ralph Abell yes
terday ordered Upright, whose ad
dress was given as the 300 block of
Sixth street S.E., Washington, held
without bail in St. Marys County
Jail here until the grand jury meets
Witnesses testified that the kill
ing of Aviation Machinist's Mate
• First Class) John L. McVickers. 26.
Caroline. W. Va„ and the wounding
of Seaman (First Class) Frank
JerlA, 23. Chattanooga, Tenri., fol
lowed a fracas at the station's civil
ian cafeteria between Upright and a
group of sailors.
Bernard E. Poweltates, 20, an
aviation machinist, second class,
said he was among the group which
separated Upright and a civilian he
was attempting to take into custody
and took the guard outside after
taking his gun away.
When he saw that Upright had
“somehow” managed to regain his
gun, Mr. Poweltates said he and the
other sailors started to run. He
added that he heard four or five
shots but admitted that he did not
see Upright fire the shots.
Maryland State Policeman W. R.
Caldwell told Judge Abell that when
he arrived at the scene, he found
the guard leaning over Mr. Mc
Vickers’ body with a gun in his
hand. He said that he later found
three empty cartridge shells in Up
right’s room.
Joseph D. Weiner, attorney for
Upright, contended that the guard
had been performing his duty when
the sailors interferred. Upright did
not testify.
12 Soldiers Killed,
14 Hurt in Blast
By the Associated Press.
CAMP ROBINSON. Ark.. Mar. 14.
—An accidental explosion during a
surface mine demonstration took the
lives of 12 soldiers here yesterday
and sent 14 others to the base hos
pital. public relations announced.
Ten soldiers died instantly, two
others several hours later. Pour
of the Injured were said to be In a
critical condition.
The soldiers, members of the 652d
Tank Destroyer Battalion, were en
gaged in practice installation and
removal of antipersonnel, antitank
and booby-trap mines, the public
relations office said. Cause of the ex
plosion was not determined.
The dead were listed as Sergt.
Charles Gober, S.eubenville, Ohio;
Sergt. Jack Wareham. Denver. Ind.;
Corpl. Pearl W. Allen, Jr., Winslow,
Ind.; Corpl. Lawrence L. Bachman,
Monon, Ind.; Corpl. Stanley K. Gur
ney. Akron, Ohio; Corpl. Clifford
Reynolds, East Liverpool, Ohio;
Pfc. Robert A. Appelman, Chester
ton, Ind.; Pvt. William D. Cobb,
East Prairie, Mo.; Pvt. Orval L. Col
lard, Newland. Ind.; Pvt. George
Zapach, jr., Cleveland; Corpl. Rus
sell E Volk, Gary, Ind.. and Pfc.
Earl R. Mlldner, Steubenville, Ohio.
U. S. Army Discharges
14-Year-Old Soldier
By the Associated Press.
LONDON, Mar. 14—Pfc Fred C.
Bennett, 14-year-old member of a
Negro engineer unit and claimant to
the title of being the youngest
American soldier in the United
Kingdom, is going back to Atlanta,
Ga., to finish his book learning.
The Army announced today that
Bennett had joined the Army at
Fort Benning at 13 after giving his
age as 18. He is being given an hon
orable discharge.
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The Charles A. Coffin Foundation
confers a special citation for
distinguished wartime achievement
on the
“Faced with unprecedented demands, the Electric Light and Power In
dustry has met every war-production requirement without delay and without
impairment of its peacetime sendees to the Public. This achievement merits
the appreciation not only of American industry but of the entire nation. **
What Is the Charles A. Coffin Foundation?
The PURPOSE of the Charles A. Coffin Foun
dation is to encourage and reward distin
guished achievement in the electrical field by
“prizes to employees; by recognition to lighting,
power, and railway companies for improvement
in service to the public; by fellowships to deserv
ing graduate students; and by the grant of funds
for research work at technical schools and colleges!’
Establishment of the awards was announced
twenty-two years ago in a statement issued by
President Swope and dated December 2, 1922:
"On May 16, 1922, Charles A. Coffin in his 78th
year retired from the active leadership of the General
Electric Company. Mr. Coffin has been identified with
the development of the electrical industry since 1882.
He was the founder and creator of the General Electric
Company, of which he has been the inspiration and
leader for thirty years.
"As an expression of appreciation of Mr. Coffin s
great work not only for the General Electric Com
pany but also for the entire electrical industry and with
the desire to make this appreciation enduring and con
structive as Mr. Coffin’s life and work have been, the
Board of Directors of the General Electric Company
created on his retirement and now desires to announce
the ‘Charles A. Coffin Foundation.’ ”
Gerard Swope, President
Invest in Your Country's Future
This CITATION is richly merited
— for here is a branch of industry that
has done a remarkable war job that has
not been generally recognized.
If electric power should fail, or if it be
too little or too late, the disastrous ef
fects would startle all America. Vital
machines would be motionless. Millions
of homes would be cold—and an eerie
blackout would descend over the land.
But, electricity has not failed. Rather,
in 1943 twice as much power was pro
duced as in the year before the war—
w ith the minimum of new facilities—and
despite large losses of skilled employees
to the Armed Services.
In the words of J. A. Krug, Director,
Office of War Utilities of W.P.B.,“Power
men —public and private —should be
proud of the job that has been done in
providing power supply. Power has
never been too little or too late.”
We of General Electric, who have built
a large part of the electric equipment
which generates, distributes, and uses
the electric power of America, take pride
in the way this equipment is standing
up under the strain of “forced draft”
wartime operation.
Many of the men and women respon
sible for this remarkable record are your
neighbors—the manager or meter reader
who lives across the street, the girl in the
accounting department who is in your
bridge club, the lineman with whom you
bowled last night. A word of apprecia
tion fromyou to them will lend added sig
nificance to this well deserved citation.
General Electric Company, Schenectady,
New York,
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