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BSHT THE GASTON IA (N. C.) GAZETTE KEN'S PEN —BY KEN ALEXANDER— (GoteHe Sporfi Editor) Coaches Rewarded.... In Texas, they say, everything is done up big. Kven high school football coaches get college- size salaries if they're winning. Like a fellow named Chuck Moser, coach of Abilene High School, who has been rewarded with a 'hew five-year contract at $10,000 a year. That constitutes a raise of $1,000 a season. In his four falls of grid tutoring ( at Abilene, Moser's. teams have won 46 games, losing three and tying one. No small wonder, then, that Missouri made passes at him when veteran Don Faurot retired from the active coaching ranks. There are a lot of college grid coaches who don't draw that kind of money. But, then, they don't have the records to match Moser's, either. * * * ALEXANDER Not since Charlie Justice has a University of North Carolina athlete been so widely acclaimed as Lennie Rosenbluth. And, just as popular and just as ballyhooed is Frank McGuire, UNC's nattily-dressed and frank- spoken coach. To Frank, A New Cadillac "What people fear most in North Carolina," a syndicated writer recently dispatched, "is that McGuire will leave." A new S5.500 Cadillac given McGuire by admirers recently is a step toward discouraging such I a move. McGuire, like Everett Case of I North Carolina State, has done a lot 1 to keep basketball at fever-pitch in the state. What better example than I his red-hot Tar Heels? * * * Dave Chant, the imported Penn- I sylvanian who played pivot for Ash; ley High School's Greenies this win' ter, is a nephew of Lewis Cathey , , , \ Vernon Petty may have retired from i baseball, but he's still active on the I links ... The former Atlanta Cracker 'shot an opening-round 68 in the "Lakewood March of Dimes tournament now in progress ... Henry Philips of Lowell is leading the championship flight -.with a 65 and Joe Poteat's 71 is good for first-flight -leadership , . . Ricky Smyre, Grier athlete, may eiitir McCallie Prep School in Tennessee. * * * One of the biggest candidates reporting to Coach Shu Cariton next fall will be Claude Rogers of Arlington. ; Only 15, he weighs a solid 210 pounds. Named to the coaches' All-Gaston Junior High School Conference basketball team, Rogers stands well over six-feet. ;. He's a three-sports man at Arlington, wants to keep up the pace once he gets to Ashley High School. Incidentally, he has added weight since his first year out for sports as an eighth-grader. At 14, Claude weighed only 208. He plays tackle in football, but also pulled some backfield duty for Coach Armand Mando's grid team in 1956. NS Mentors Favor Elon Raeford Wells, Lenoir Rhyne's great point- .maker, enters tonight's North State Conference tournament at Lexington just 57 points shy of the state career scoring record set by Dickie -Hemric, former Wake Forest sensation .. . Wells has tallied 2,530 points in four years compared to Dickie's 2,587. * * * That rain jacket won by Furman Hayes for blasting closest to the pin on the fourth hole at Gaston Countiy Club couldn't have come at a more • opportune time ... It rained on the Western Carolina Golfer's Association boys throughout 18 . . . Sherry Robertson moves up in the Washington baseball organization with the announcement that he assumes control of the Senator farm system ... Sherry once shortstopped for the Charlotte Hornets, in 1938 to be exact when his brother, Cal Griffith, now president of the Sens, managed the Piedmont League club. * * * Despite the fact that they lost only one game, their first of the season to Belmont Abbey, the Lenoir Rhyne Bears aren't solid choices in the North State tournament opening tonight. Far from it, if you want to use the coaches' opinions as a yardstick. Five of the NS mentors pick Elon and the edge is 5-3 over the Bears. PETTY Apps Ousted From Event LEXINGTON—W,-Tne field lor the annual North State Conference basketball tournament opening here tomorrow night was filled out today with Catawba's 71-56 victory over Appalachian last night. Catawba and Appalachian had «nded the regular season tied for Jam place with 2-14 records. Ti:e playoff, with the ter eliminated from the eight-team tournament Jieid, was held In states Woody Helfrick pushed Cateiv- ba ahead 18-16 after 10 minutes With Electric energy so abundant, so low cost— let Reddy Kilowatt bring more ond more enjoyment of the good things of modern living. He'll help you ot the flick of an electric switch! TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1957, MUSTANGS AND A BULLDOG • High School Conference mwo i .-vi-»v.jo /A.I -\u f\. nuL.i^i.njij Wray's Mustangs placed a pair of p!ay?rs on the All-Gastoti Junior High -,...„„, ^,, lt ,,, ltc basketball tpam. Their representatives are Ken Lane, left, and Bobbv England, right. Center is bi» Claude Rogers, who represents Arlington on Ihe Ail-Star squad.,<Eniiis Atkins Photo.) Belmont, Wray Top All-League Squad Selected by the conference's five coaches, the Gaston County Junior High Conference all- star team was announced today by league president John Goff. Due to the fact that they tied for the fifth position on the team. Wrgy's Ken Lane and Bobby England were both named. They are guards for Bill Brown's Mustangs. Joe Buckner of Belmont and Arlington's Claude Rogers drew four votes each. No player was a unanimous choice. Buckner and Rogers were the conference's leading scorers for the year. Belmont, the league champion, placed two boys on the team. In addition to Buckner, southpaw forward Buddy Nixon was also named to the lirst team. Rounding out the squad was Grier's pepperpot guard. Ricky Smyre. Smjrre is the smallest member of the team but was still one of the conference's highest point-producers. Only Cherryville, who won i Buckner and Nixon that pro- one of eight league games, fail- vided the Belmont team with ed to land a player on the select squad. Drawing honorable mention were four boys. Tommy Grao'y, Belmont; Tommy Bradley, Wray; Le,ster Jenkins, Cherryville; and Jake Black, Arlington. Buckner and Rogers had four votes apiece. Nixon, Lane, England and Smyre getting three votes. Combined, the first team should put quite a fearsome array of talent on the floor. It was the one-two punch of the title in their first year in the GCJHC. Bnckner was deadly on ths right side of the basket, Nixon on the left. Lane and England waged a merry fight for the Mustang scoring title. However, it was Bradley who came on late to lead his team's point punch. Rogers of Arlington, better known as an outstanding foot ball prospect, was the tallest of the lot, standing six-feat, one and one-half inches. Rogers weighs 195 pounds. HOW THEY STACK UP Player Joe Buckner Buddy Nixon Claude Rogers Ken Lane Bobby England Ricky Smyre School Belmont Belmont Arlington Wray Wray Brier Position Forward Forward Center Guard Guard Guard Height 6-0 .6-1 6-1 ','„ 5-9 5-3 5-6 JOE BUCKNER RICK5T SMYRE BUDDY NIXON Tar Heels Get Richer, Boost First-Spot Lead (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) The rich get richer, they say, and North Carolina's talent-wealthy basketball team today more than doubled its first-place margin of a week 320 in the Associated Press basketball poll. ' The Standouts Ready For AAA Event GREENSBORO—Some of the best schoolboy talent in North Carolina will be on exhibition irre beginning Wednesday night or four big days when tiie 10th annual state C)a« Triple-A high cl-.ool basketball tournament is -t.iged at tlie i,<MO - capacity jrecnsboro Senior High Gym- lasium. Here are a few of the standouts who nil! be iooked over by he Big Four college scouts and coaches from the North State Conference: From Raleigh's Eastern Con- Terence champions, center Bruce ioadley, one of North Carolina's finest college prospects, will be studied closely along with forward Bill Shinn. It should be loted. that th« versatile Hoadley also plays forward. From Salisbury, which tied jrecnsboro for the Western ifemiee crown, attention will ae focused on forwards Gene Campbell and Tarn Shuford, the scoring twins. From Greensboro, center Doug Albright and forward Larry Gill are expected to draw their share of plaudits. Durham, runner-up team in the East and showing signs of returning to its stature of the early 1940s, offers standouts like siuard Russell Hollers and forward Joe Markee. High Point, the team which upset Salisbury to deadlock the Western Conference crown, is proud o[ center Buddy Joines and guard Dickie Culler. Wilmington, which has. placed nine players on the six all-tournament teams since 1950, is loaded again — this time with center Billy Fennell and forward Ted Tilghman. It should be noted that Fennell is the only player who made the 1956 All- Tournament five wlw returns. Burlington steps forward with center Eddie Buvke and guard Richard Smith, two players to follow in the steps of former all-tournament stars Bob. Burgess and Jerry Robertson. Since the state 'tournament idea was introduced in 1948, the East has won five (Tour of the last five) and the West has wan four. The players above may tiave much to say about who A'ears the crown this year. First round games are scheduled Wednesday and Thursday. :he semi-finals Friday and the finals Saturday. Pressure Off With Crown, Says Coach (BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) The pressure's off," says Coach Frank McGuire of the unbeaten North Carolina basketball team. Although he has a lot, ot re:he nationally top-ranked Tav in an Atlantic Coast Con- season—with the ACC regular <eason title, and cop more than 18 games. The club lias a. 22-0 over-all record, 12 wins in the conference. The team long since has cinch- 'd the regular season title—the jrown ultimately will go to the school which wins the ACC tournament In Raleigh next week. The Demon Deacons, who lost 72-69 at Chapel Hill two weeks ago, will be at full strength tonight, protecting a record of nine victories against only one defeat at home. Over-all. Wake Forest is 18-6 and has a 7-5 conference record. Four Deacon .starters will be playing their lust home game- guards Jackie Murdock and Ernie Wiesins. center Jim Oilley and forward Jack Williams. To Co-Captain Diamond Deacs WINSTON-SALEM — <,T)— The Wake Forest College baseball team, which is holding pre-season practice this week, will bo [leaded by 3111 Barnes and George Miller as co-captains. Barnes, one of the Deacons' 11-time football greats, is third baseman from Lanais. He hit .310 last year and .319 in 1955, when Wake Forest won the national collegiate baseball crown. Miller, an outfielder from Siler City, hit .408 last season, third highest in the, Atlantic Coa-st Conference. Despite Deocs Tonight? ,amc while !i per &e to lead the team, has 15-1, Wiggins North Carolina, on the other laud, has temporarily lost Us i-9 center. Joe Quigs. who be- •ame ill with a virus Friday. Coach McGuire said Bob Young. Danny Lot/ and Ken Rosemond would be expected to fill the Rap. South Carolina, .with lanky Grady Wallace eager to regain top spot in the national individual scoring race, plays at The Citadel of the Southern Conference. Wallace wound up last week with a 30.13 average, and slipped to second place behind Joe Gibbon of Mississippi with 30.25. Maryland dumped Clemson 74-65 at College Park last night, assuring the Terps of at least a tie for second place in the conference at tl:« end of the reg- Palmer On To Baton Rouge After Victory HOUSTON, Tex.—W)—Arnold Palmer moved on to Baton Rouge today after beating par on a tough back nine to win ST.SOO in top money in the Hotiston Open. The 27-year-old Latrflbe, Ps.. professional picked up the winter tour's richest check yesterday with a final 69 for s 72-hole 279 that beat Don? Ford, former PGA champion, by one stroke. Ford's S4.000 boosted his 1951 prize money to 512,535.83. Palmer's new championship jumped him from llth place to runner-up with $9.152.50. The final round on the Me morial Park course turned out to be a back nine battle among Palmer, Ford, Jimmy Demaret, Gene Bone—the Louisville unknown who led after 36 and 51 holes, and Bob Harris, who had posted a third-round 65- Harris, former national collegiate champion from Winnetka. 111., began the final nine on the muddy course with a one-stroke advantage over Bone. Palmer Demaret, and had a two-stroi-e lead over Ford. The first t hree holes on the back nine settled it. Palmer and Ford had three pars. Bone and Harris bojled two 'of the three holes. Demaret all three. This left Palmer one stroke ahead of Ford, two ahead of Bone and Harris, and three in front of Oemaret. Harris finished at 73 for a 231 that was good for S2.500. Demaret collected 52,000 for a 232, while Bone, with a final round 78, tied at 284 with Mike Sou- chak, the 1933 champion here. Each won. 51,600. Subscribe For The Gazette ilar season. Maryland is 9-5 in tlie conference and has finished ACC play, while Wake Fote.st and Duke, tied for third at 7-5, each has two more conference (ills. Jim Ilalleck was high scorer for the night with 26 points, while teammate Nick Davis Ivad 14. Tom Cameron was high for Clemson with 22. Ed Brinkley Irad 15 and Vince Vnckfl 14. The Tigers, who pushed within four points of a tip ttitli U seconds left, dropped into a last- place tie with Virginia at 3-10. Clemson is 1-15 over-all. Maryland has a 14-9 over-all mark. In another fiame last nljl't Presbyterian shocked Furman o! the Southern Conference 92-69. Byron Pinson had 15 points and Dick Wright 12 tor the Paladins. The defeat closed the season for Furman. which ended with a 10-16 over-all record. Davidson, 6-17 over-all, entertains Wofford tonight. FAN FARE TH=Y MUST German Seeks Future Scrap With Pastrano NEW YORK — l.4>i— Winning heavyweights beins a scarce commodity tho.se nays, y o u couldn't fault Germany's Will! Besmanoff for asking today for a crack at contender Willie Pa-s- trano. Willing Willi made his U. S. debut and his first fight as a heavyweight a winning one last night when he thumped out a lopsided decision over Calvin (Bang Bang) Wilson of Philadelphia in a television 10-rounder at St. Nicholas Arena. The black-baiied, 24-year-old Berliner, a light heavyweight contender, has captured 12 straight now. The first u were scored in the 175-pound class in Europe in 1956. "I stay as a heavyiveiglif now," said Wilii who weighed 19* to Wilson's 190. "I'm very happy and excited over my first win htre. I will fight better, too, because I am learning quickly the American style. You fight more here, fn Germany we box more. "I hope I can light Pastrano. I watched him on television. He's a good boxer. I am becoming a fighter. I will fight (he boxer." Tne sharp-shooting German did everything but floor the sluggish, ring-rusty, inept Wilson in copping the unanimous decision. The officials voted for Besmanoff this way: Referee Barney Felix 9-1, Judge Charley Rosen 7-3, and Judge Mike Davidowitch 7-2-1. Tlie AP card has Besmanoff in front, 9-1, giving Wilson only the first round. Besmanoffs record no*' is 348-7. Wilson, who was undefeated until he went into the Army in 1953, has a 12-3-4 record. of play and the Indians led the rest of the game. Helfrick ana center Don Hunt led the scoring to grab the final tournamen berth. C.l.wta will play No. 2 seeded hul th( , jm „ Mo .. n ., i;lm Eion Thursday at 7:30 p. m. No. „,-,. •, 3 seeded Western Carolina will ""' Raiders Ring Down Curtain On Cage Year Kinis Mountain invade mont for a doubleheatiPr nicht. Tr.p eames will rmc riown the cllr!ain nn the current cac? season for both team-. Belmont is favored in s n.si.-. Belto- a surprise in store meet East Carolina m the 9:30 nightcap. The opening round games tomorrow niih'. pit fourth seeded Higth Point against Atlantic Christian at 7:30 and top seeded Lenoir Rhyne against Guilford at 9:30. The same*, to be phycd in the YMCA gym here, nm tliroudi Saturday night when Ihe finale are scheduled. Gastonia Grabs Three Contests All three Gastonia Red Shield haskftbp.ll (earns qualified for ate tournament in the second undefeated Tar Heels 22-0 and the end not in fight) compiled 757 votes from the nation's sporUwriiers and sports- rasters to 637 fnr fecond-placc Kansas. Just a week aso, they had a slim 50-point inarein. When Wilt (The Stilt) Chamberlain and company took a 56- beatinf tiom Oklahoma AA.-M last Thursday, that undoubtedly hurt the Jayhawks, However. Miry did hold down second place by ?. comfortable marsin over Kentucky. R-hich compiled 503 Two of Bo,mon,s p'a^s „«, ^^ ™ »™ t » the !!',, and two others have Ion the usual basis of 10 point- been weakened by it. K°r first pUce. 9 for second and P.eMrnins to tho squad ve=-, ~ n ' terday fir the firs: time ierr! nm; werc !ev " sl minor Tommy SAiidcis and Jimmy Ab-il')" 1 !?' m '!** Vl " eu P ernathy. Misnrie prariire yesterday because of fickne.^ were David \Vhpelrr and Richard Fmeer, The girls gam<= staiu at 7 Vet Lefty Passes On His Views BRADENTON. F]a.—W,_Vel»n somhpaa- Warren Spahn [irepnrmz for his 12th big league season as carmwth- and a.s en-i thu.-iastically - teen-aged rookie, took time out today to! make a half dozen meditative i , nbservaiionson the 1957 National 1 Leaeue. pennant race. The ace o[ the Braves' staff. whose courageous pitching al-i most brought Milwaukee its first Myrtle School Cops Couple to tumble 10. Tne Myrtle School won a pair of;l«;h as elementary trames from Sou 111 Kansas -ton-salem ,«t ™ht in G«:J£"p!n B " > '" t * r ' Uy ' ' h ° Sir ' S Bis Three. Southern Methodist. which raptured its third straight Smithwrst Conference championship, jumped from sixth to fourth. UCLA rlimbcd fiom etcb'h to M.\!h, while Sfs!;ie dropped from fourth to fifth and Bradley flipped from fiflh to seventh. S'ate was the only club nut n[ the top tonia as they defeated Hickorv jir. a triple-header. i__Ga5to[]ja's ffiicieeK defeated jHicsory, 2i-2i with Boyce Morrow scoring 12 points. The Ban|tarns copped handily, 55-28 with Steve Smith marking up 22. Gene Gordon's 11- paced the intermediates to a 40-31 victory. The Midgets and Bantams have perfect records shite the Intermediates ?rc 5-1. and the boys by Ann I/ivincood led the cirl.s with 13 points. Boyd was high for South Gastonia nirh 11 Sosebee led Myrtle's hoy? with 24 points and Long the losers with !3 Ann Gilteath and Kay Kcn- (irick scored 10 points each to ... lead Robinson over Flint-Groves,) Wakl 22-20 Paillette FMvvarcis tallied "'''" rn< 1—North CAro'lnl 5—Kcntnrk i—S*attlV I Si 7—E adlfi fl—Louisville (I > P—VrtUtVrtiUt 10- lEKllini 71lt SfCO\l> 10 Wcsi Virginia Cyclones tumbled a ifsult of losing State Saturday FIRST 10 School fla? last year, had this to 1. Milwaukee should win the pennant this year. 2. Brooklyn's Champion Dodders may drop all the way to tourth plare. . . Th.p Braves lost the Isst year berate of pennant overconfi- 4. Tne Cincinnati Rerileg.il rearhcn their peak in 5956 and I won't be nearly as tough this nine for F-G. jokhhom* ' Mrrniihls Staff. 1 St 4vM. Stain 1» -. 141 134 118 » <N OKPIK KSII'AS S;no mils Iowa Si,t, OVlRhfllllA Cl(V Rf.rt Mi.ejiiflpp to S. The St. Louis CardmaU.net to the D'Xtcers nr Reds, may pro- mehl.jvirte the toughest opixisition for ', (he Braves. rnint<. 6 A1;hoL , fh „(,;,, ir - 36> he felt! n in better shape than last year! when he posted his seventh" 20-' | 2 '|Borne season lor the Braves. \, "f see no reason why we shnuldn't win." Spahn " said. •We've go* the be-st club. We should have -von i' last year. It iv.is our own fault that we didn't. We had it in onr hands and lei it slip out nf our finders. CoJl it oveiTonfiflence; call U lack of seriousnfss. NEVER BEFORE! BIG94INCH GENUINE •SET SYLVANIATV PLUS A FREE MATCHING BASE THAT SWIVELS A FULL 360 DEGREES, AND IT'S MADE OF MAHOGANY. iVlTH 500THIMS HALOLIGHT "THE FRAME OF UGKT THAT'S KIKDER TO TOUR 11K' S AND ON EASY TERMS SUMMEY-SMITH 122 South Oakland Dial UN 5-8526