Rocky Mount Telegram from Rocky Mount, North Carolina on January 20, 1949 · 9
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nPni? TI?l7TPTpJin nPlT? TTHiOTO A Tiff Sports, Local AP News Stocks, Gassifieds SPORTS TslcpuOuS 25 Section B THURSDAY AFTERNOON- JANUARY 20. 1949 Section B ) Coastal Plain !'ew Rookie Rulej III He Adopted Loop Schedule Ends Labor Day, Sept. 5 The 1949 baseball schedule for the Coastal Plain League.' which was released today, lists 140 games for the season to be played on a home-and-home basis. Each of the eight member clubs In the loop will play 70 games at home ahd 70 more on the road. All series are for two games each, and .the slate runs seven days a week with two games listed for May 30 and July 4. Closing date for the season has been set for Labor Day, September 5. The new schedule was adopted by the directors of the league at the annual meeting held January 11 In Goldsboro. At the meeting a new rule was accepted concerning the player M limit of the clubs. This year a 'team will be composed of eight rookies, three veterans and four limited service men. This took the place of last year's setup which called for four rookies, four veterans and eight limited service men. Prank Walker, president of the . Rocky Mount Leafs, opposed the new ratio, along with A W. Fleming, of the Wilson club, saying that rookies not only would be hard to find (at least that many), but they would cost as much as more experienced players. Fleming asserted at the directors meeting that 64 rookies-eight per club would be difficult to sign as compared to only 32 for last year. The motion for the new ratio was carried by a vote of 6-2. Most of the managers of the clubs have been selected for the 1949 season. Q. T. "Pepper" Martin will be back with the Leafs, It was announced. Steve Mizerak will pilot the Goldsboro club, Fred "Pappy" Williams will be with Greenville, Steve Collins ,with Kinston, Lowell "Bull" Ha-mons at New Bern, Russ Mears at Roanoke Rapids; managers for , Vhe Tarboro and Wilson . clubs iave not yei been selected. Broadcasting of games will be allowed in the league, with each club being the sole judge of whether broadcasting rights will be allowed or not. This is in contrast with the ruling made by the Carolina League, which banned broadcasting of loop games outright. Most of the club presidents at the directors' meeting felt that radio broadcast ' of games in the Coastal Plain League had not hurt attendance, which was the reason given for banning the .broadcasts in k the Carolina looj)- , 7 Television Fights Practically Here NEW YORK, Jan. 20-GP)-The day of studio fights for television in New York is practically here. The "crowd" of 1,297 which paid only $3,482 to see The Tournament of Champions first New York offering at Manhattan cea- 'ter would have fitted neatly into almost any str.dio in town. a The disappointment of the re-organized T-of-C group, now own- ed partly by the Columbia Broadcasting System, was shared by the handlers of Rusty Payne, the Negro heavyweight contender from Pittsburgh. Payne won easily enough from Curtis Sheppard, the Baltimore hatchet man, but he failed to knock out the veteran whom he stopped at Pittsburgh last October. There was no dbu'jt about the winner. It was unanimous with Referee Frank Fullam voting 8-2. Judge Art Susskind 9-1 and Judge Harold Barnes 7-2 with one even. Barnes agreed with the AP scoreboard. Justice Will Try Again For Checkup CHAPEL HILL, Jan. 20 OP) Charlie (Choo Choo) Justice, the University of North Carolina's All-America halfback was scheduled to make another try at getting a physical checkup today. Plans for his much-publicized Checkun callpri fnr him trt enter the University infirmary yesterday but he arrived too late from nonoiK, va., to enter. He was honored at a sports banquet in Norfolk Tuesday night. "There's nothing wrong with me that a little rest wouldn't cure," Justice sad yesterday. He added that he was going to the infirmary today. "If I don't change my. mind again. Bis Fear COLLEGE BASKETBALL GAME TONIGHT! WILLIAM and MARY vs CAROLINA 75 P. M. OVER WCEC-FM 100.7 ON FM DIAL "Yw Spirts Spit tat Diar Official 1949 Schedule For Coastal Plain League At At At At ' At At At At Rocky Mount Tarboro Goldsboro Wilson Greenville loanoke Rapids Kinston New Bern April 23 April 28 9 , May 4 X7 24 April 21 May 1. 13. 20 April 26 .. May 5, 28 May 9. 31 Jt" .. May 1, 30n June 14. 20. 29 May 11, 22 ROCKY MT. CflllAW June 10. 16 June 4. 17 J,"re0P, ' 1 ,f June 8. 26 July 18 June 2. 28 rUIIUH July h 20 July 3. 15. 27 i"J; ii J y ' -My d. 12 3 August 4. 14 July 11, 23 August 7. 22, 26 August 9. 30 sept 5 August 5. 18. 31 August 12, 28 Sept. 3 August 1, 20.' 24 April 24 May 2. 14, 19 April 25 April 22 M 4 , ,4 April 27 April 30 May 6. 27 June 13. 19. 30 May 12. 21 May 8. 30d , ' ,2 2j May 10. 29 "ay 16, 25 TARBORO' June 9, 15 PftUl 1 June 1. 27 Junp - 25 June 3. 18 une 6' ? July 2, 21 UOaSiai August 3, 13 July 10, 22 7' " July 6, 16 July 5. 14 26 u" 8; 29 August 8. 21. 25 Sept. 2 August 2. 20, 23 July 31 August 5, 18, 31 August 10 29 AuBUSt. 15 August 11. 27 ' Sept. 4 April 27 May 1, 13. 20 April 21 j 25 Aprll 29 April 23 M 4 24 May 10. 29 June 14, 20. 29 May 7, 30n May 12. 21 May 15. 26 May 5. 27 j7 e 12 2 4 GOLDSBORO June 3. 18 J.uly " 14 "lain June 7. 2fi June 1. 27 June 10 16 July 5. 14. 26 August 4, 14 Juiy 4di 12, 30 July 10, 22 J"1 . 24. 28 July 2 20 July 6' 16 August 10. 29 Sept. 3 . August 12. 28 August 2. 20, 23 Aug.ust. 18 August 7. 22. 26 August 5. 18. 31 v May" 1625 April 26 May 2.. 14. 19 A u 2 May 3, 18. 23 AprU 24 WILSON June l 21 May 11. 22 May 8. 30d . June 13. 19. 30" MP28 31 June 11, 24 May 6. 28 July 8, 25. 29 June 2. 28 June 7. 25 LeagUO July 19, June 4. 17 July 7. 17 June 9. 15 August 15 Jury 11. 23 July 4n, 13. 31 August 3, 13 July 3. 15, 27 August 6. 17 July 1, 21 ' Sept. 4 August 1, 19, 24 August 11, 27 .. SeP1- 2 August 9, 30 Sept. 1 August 8. 21, 2a May 3, 18. 23 AprU 21 April 26 May 1. 13, 20 April 23 May 15 26 ,prn 028,, June 11. 24 May 7, 30n May 11, 22 June 14, 20, 29 , . May 5, 28 June 5 22 , y 1 GREENVILLE July 7, 17 June 8, 26 June 2, 28 July 18 TlirOIlPll June 10. 16 July 925 28 ,une, 4'J7o, August 6, 17 July 4d, 12, 30 July 11, 23 August 4, 14 MHUU5II July j 2Q July 3 15, 27 Sept. 1 August 12. 28 August 1, 19, 24 Sept. 3 August 7, 22, 26 sept. 5 August 9, 30 Anril -22 May3. 18. 23 30 25 April 27 April 24 r" 25 ' Ma VV ROANOKE May 8 30d J1',?4 June 5 21 May 10. 29 May 6. 27 , May 12, 21 . 30 June 7 25 July 7, 17 Ju?v s 25 29 June 3, 18 June 9. 15 Thfi June 1. 27 l"1, , 1, RAPIDS f I 2, August 6. 17 ? 29 July 5. 14. 26 July 2, 21 ,U9 July 10 22 , AuSusfil. 27 Sept- 1 BertlV At 10- 29 August 8, 21, 25 August s 19. 23 2 " "reVV9; S? Fv? " . . r.;od kinston rve ix93' 19-30 Jur; l: ur; f ? j t 29 Evening jgT 4n2?3. .1 AM 3, 13 August 9, 30 August 8. 21. 25 August 5, 18, 31 gMgrt 15 JK'ao, 24 August 11. 27 " AHi "5ff?i?9M May3. 18. 23 fj"0 " April 27 May 1. 13. 20 April 21 May 12 21 June 5 22 June 24 ? V 1 May 29 June 14. 20. 29 May 7. 30n NEW BERN 5Si 1 ; Ju?y 9 '25 28 July 7. 17 f"6,10'1 June 3. 18 July 18 J. 8 26 Teiegraifl July 10 22 August 16 AugusV 6, 17 July 2. 20 July 5, 14, 26 August 4, 14 A"ly 4td;2122830 August 2, 19, 23 Sept 5. Sept. 1 August 7, 22. 26 August 10, 29 Sept. 3 Auust i, a Home and home games will be played on May 30 and July 4. "N" designates night games. " D" designates day games. All games to be played at night except holiday and Sunday games as designated. Rocky Mount home games In municipal stadium. Night 7:45. Sunday singles 3:00. doubleheaders 1:30 and 3:00 Sunshine, Taylor Win Loop Tilts Andy's Drop Close , One In Overtime In the City Basketball League last, night Bernard Taylor Motor had to go 'into an overtime period befqre finally downing Andy's Esso, 64 to 57. The regulation game ended with the score knotted at 55-all. Johnson of the Motormen was high scorer with 25 points, followed closely by Bone for the losers with 24. J. C. Penney's dropped a 39-22 decision to Sunshine Laundry in the other half of the bill. High for the Laundrymen was Weaver with 13. followed by Chipley with 10. Cooke led the losers with eight points. The lineups: TONIGHT'S GAMES Gardner's vs. Andy's Esso Jayoees vs. B. H. Taylor Motors Taylor Motors G F T P Whitley 4 0 8 C. Whitley .0-1 1 Womble 7 1 15 Woodruff 4 2 10 Johnson 12 1 25 Culpepper ..0 0 0 Strickland 2 1 5 Totals 29 6 64 Andy's Esso G F T Bone 12 0 24 Joyner 1 1 3 Winstead 4 2 10 Vaurthn 0 0 0 Cooper 2 0 4 Matthews 0 0 0 Deans 4 o 8 Boone ,..3 2 8 Totals 26 5 57 J. C. Penney G F T 0 0 0 Moss Watson Gay 1 0 2 3 0 6 4 0 8 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 Cooke Davenport . . Griffin Johnson Raper ...... Totals .10 2 22 Sunshine Laundry G FT Tjinriis 3 3 9 Weaver 8 J 13 Bass 1 f f nriffin 0 l i Prnr.tor 1 0 2 Vonnoriv O U V Vnllpnt.ine 1 0 i IrhiDlev 4 2 10 j Totals 15 9 39 McGinn Again Leads North Sfala Loop By The Associated Press Bob McGinn, plucky forward WAetAKn rornlino TpfLrherfl. 1UI ircoiu w - was back on top rf the North State conference's scoring race today. McGinn bucsetea 10 points iasi . . . . i rt 11 ntgnt as loacn x uc& Mtuuuucu a Catamounts nosed out the inde pendent Monroe cuppers, o-, at Ashevills. Following the pattern already .nnh1tehal kv Aha Ttf fifth Rt.Q t CavMAAlllCU U VUiiVl ww quints this season, the game was a nip-and-tuck affair from start to finish. The Clippers led 27 -24 at halftime but McGinn's accuracy made the difference in the final half. Only one scrap is booked to-Only one scrap is booked to- ml rvVit A nn nlo rsVt Ian Antftft sine ucuigiai icnvubto uui,b ui non-conference game at Boone. iwuuiirus ui ,irc s uiree-uiu- jllon people are farmers. . League Begins 140-Game Slate April 21 Dutch To Prove lie Can Pitch Says He's Young Enough For Majors PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 20 (IP) Dutch Leonard, two months away from 39. Is eager to prove to the Chicago Cubs that he's young enough to pitch winning Major League ba 1. "The way they're writing about me (in Chicago) you might think I was baseball's methus- alehi" Dutch told a newsman yesterday. Dutch knuckleballed for the Philadelphia Phillies the past two seasons and now is on the Cub payroll. At least Leonard has reason to believe he is. The Cubs obtained him this winter fro mthe Blue Jays in a player swap that brought Eddie Waitkus and Hank Borowy to the Phils. "I've only heard a few words from the Cubs since the deal was made," Duuch said, "So I don't know what they are going to of' fer me for 1949 but General Manager Jim Gallagher and. Field Manager Charlie Grimm seemed happy about making the trade to get me. Dutch came up to the Major Leagues in 1933 and except for a two-year back-track stretch with Atlanta of the Southern Association (1936-37) has always hurled in the big time. Leonard pitched first for tne Brooklyn Dodgers, then went to Atlanta before Joining the wasn-ineton Senators for nine years. The Senators peddled Dutch to the Phils. In 440 Major League appear ances. Leonard nas won too games, lost 153. Cooper's Salary Cut Has Him 7 orned BTJCKNER. Mo.. Jan. 20 Walker Cooper was satisfied today with the recovery of his left knee but he had otner irou bles. The biir catcher was concern ed over plans of the New York Giants to trim his baseball sal ary by $7,500. He received 830 000 last year. Injured during the first week of the oast season. Cooper's knee was operated on by Dr. Robert Hyland of St. Louis Dec. 7. An earlier operation was performed last May. Cooper says it has responded perfectly. The seven weeks I lost last season because of the injury handicapped my playing consid erably," Cooper said, "but I can't take a $7,500 cut. Dr. Hy land said my knee would be as good as new and I'm convinced it will be." The $7,500 would be a maxcl- mum slash. Under a Major Lea- gue player-management agree - ment, a salary cut cannot exceedjln 1948, were honored. 25 per cent. Cooper said be hadn't corres ponded with the Giants about the salary cut. but that he would see Leo Durocher in either St. Louis or Kansas City February 1 and perhaps the difficulties could be ironed out then. FIGHTS LAST NIGHT By The Associated Pre NEW YORK. (Manhattan Cen- ter)-Rusty Payne. 181 3-4, Pitts burgh, outpointed Curtis Sbep pard, 203, Baltimore. 10. NEW YORK. (Jamaica Arena) -Johnny Bassett, 173 1-2. Burlington. Vt awarded decision over Herbie Morris, 174, Cleveland. (Morris disqualified in fourth round)! ' i SPORTS ROUNDUP . WEST POINT, N. Y., Jan. 20 system in football, figures that the current substitution rule is "just right.' ; CoatJhes will con tinue to substitute full teams, he explains, but the fans won't be advocate of the "two platoon" annoyed by substitutes dribbling in and out while the clock is running . . . "They'll get to know the offensive and defensive lineups and there won't be many other substitutions," Blaik adds . . . Somewhat more troublesome to the Army coach is the business of running a "Coaching School" every year . . In the past few seasons, four of Earl's assistants, Stu Holcomb, Herman Hickman, Andy Gustafson and Sid Gillman, have taken head coaching posts at other schools ... It requires a lot of work to indoctrinate new comers . . . "But there's one ad vantage," Blaik smiles, "new men bring in new ideas, some of which we can use. Some coaches have brought in their own men as assistants for so long that their systems become sort of inbred . . . Jock Sutherland started witn an off-tackle play and finished with an off-tackle play and it was a darn good off-tackle play, too." UPSTANDING ATHLETE Baseball Historian Ernie Lani- san. wno is sojourning in me sunshine at Tucson, Ariz., recalls an incident when Honus Wagner and the late Frank Bowerman, who became Christy Mathewson's catcher, were just youngsters in the old Iron and Oil League Bowerman, playing for the Deni-son -' Uhrichsville (Ohio) team, went after a foul fly one aay, crashed into the stands and knocked the grandstand down . . . Bob Quinn, who related the incident to Ernie, commented casually: "We had rugged athletes in those days." Ueeck Would Aid Sandlot Baseball Special Games Can Help The Youth NEW YORK. Jan. 20 OP) Bill Veeck dynamic president of the world champion Cleveland In -dians wants the Major Leagues to stage special baseball games and contribute the profits for the promotion of sandlot baseball. Veeck made the suggestion last night in a speech highlighting the first annual awards din- ner of sport Magazine aunng which 11 snorts stars, voted out- standing In their particular field I've been a regular attendant at the banquet circuit this win ter." Veeck said. "Ana nave heard countless speeches on how to build character. Well. I be lieve It is about time we discard ed speech making in favor of action. We're all looking to help the youth of America. We all want to stamp out juvenile delinquency. Let's do something practical then, let's play games, with the receipts to go to sandlot Kias. If, we have no playgrounds, then we have juvenile delinquency. "Well, let's give them play - grounds. Let every club play one game a year and give the money to help the kids. If we do this, then and only then can we say Giermak Is Han On Spot In Tilt Phants Must Halt Loop's Top Scorer hv mi. RU.T.iNns CHAPEL HILL. Jan. 20 W Spectators in Woollen Gymnasium here tonight will get to view one of the Southern Confe nce's most talked about basketball players and the circuit's leading point maker. This worthy is Chet Giermak. who one night last week scored 45 points for William and Mary against the University of Baltimore. He has been a sensation all season and is one of the big reasons why the Indians have lost only one game, that to conference foe Virginia Tech. North Carolina's White Phantoms, who will seek to put a halter on Giermak's spectacular shooting, have lost only one conference game with George Washington's Colonials their conquerors. Incidentally, the Phantoms hold a decisioi over Virginia Tech, which helps to make the contest here intriguing. On the other hand. . those giant-killing Gobblers defeated Duke with their zone defense, and the Indians have exalted ' company in being among their victims. Coy Carson, Carolina's sharpshooter from Asheville, is expected to wage a scoring duel with the mighty Giermak In Thursday's game Carson has tallied 192 points for the Phantoms in twelve games played. Center Nemo Nearman is second with 104 points and newcomer Hugo Kap-pler has collected 101. . Giermak is a Chicago boy who has improved greatly since last sea' on when he was awkward and clumsy. Indian Coach Barney Wilson says the transformation has been caused by hard work on Giermak's part. He is taking more time with his shots this year and he has become more agile around the back board. Charley Soken and Bob Holley are other powers on the William and Mary team whom the Phantoms expect to be hard to handle. In a preliminary game, Carolina's Tar Babies will meet the N. C. State freshmen. Trotters In Rally To Top Little Raleigh In Tilt The Trotters had to come from behind to take Little Raleigh by a score of 47 to 46. Trailing for three periods, the Trotters went into the final quarter with the Raleigh crew ahead 37 to 26. They poured through 21 points while holding Little Raleigh to nine towin the contest. Holloway with 16 points and Williams with 11 led the winners. Alston with 25 and Dawson's nine led the losers. In Junior League play the Park team defeated the Golden Eagles by a score of 36 to 24, for their second victory. It was the second loss for the Eagles. McCJoud, Barnes, and Grant ' got eight points each to lead Parks. Howells with seven paced the' losers. Tonight in Junior League play, the Community Five meets Happy Hill. In Senior League competition Happy Hill plays the Wildcats. A tnfol nf 1 0O Rnnt.hafrn Conference football players carried the pigskin for the 12 loop teams during the 1948 season. we are doing it actively, not Just making conversation." Booker T. Meets Hillside High Locals Meet Strong . , Foe In Loop Game The Booker T. Washington high school cagers;-. will . take on a conference foe here tomorrow night when they are scheduled to meet Hillside high of Durham In a twin bill. The sextettes from the two schools will open the card with a preliminary game starting at 7:45. The Hillside crew is one of the top Negro high school teams in the state and always offers stiff opposition for the Bookers. Word from the Bull City says that the Hillsiders have another formidable quint this season and expect to hand the Bookers their first de feat In the conference during the regular season of play since 1943. The Bookers on the other hand have been priming their guns for the battle all the week. After coming from behind last Friday night to defeat the N. C. College junior varsity, 49-47. the local squad has gone about its practice sessions with a seriousness of protecting its record. "Big Sam" Robinson, who played an excellent game for the Bookers last week, will get the starting assignment again tomorrow night The six foot four center threw in a total of twenty-two points against the college junior varsity and if hev is in top form tomorrow night, his height and shooting should give the locals the edge over the Durham quint. The local girls will also be out to keep their season's record clean tomorrow night. So far. they have hung up three victories against one tie this season. Long Beach Tourney Gooey For Openers LONG BEACH. Calif.. Jan. 20 (iP)-If there are any web-footed golfers in the sio.ooo Long ueacn open they ought to go great guns in opening play today. The Lakewood country club course was a little gooey l spots yesterday and steady rain last night will make it ideal for ducks. They actually used to hunt ducks, instead of birdies. there. The cours is laid around a group of small lakes. Par is 36-71 for the 6,235-yard layout. The host pro, Vic Baker, figures 271 to 274 for the 72-hole tournament will win the $2,000 first prize. That r-ould be 10 to 13 under par-but the weather may change things. Sam Snead fired a 66 practice round and Jackson Bradley, Bob Hamilton and Jimmy Thomp -son came along with 65s. Lloyd Mangrum, who won the Los Angeles open in the snow and chilling winds, and Ben Ho-gan, who captured Bing Crosby's party at Pebble Beach, will shoot their first rounds tomorrow. A host of other name players will be with them, including Snead. Jimmy Demaret. Thomson, Chick Harbert, Cary Middlecoff, amateur Frank Stranahan and most of the troupe which comp ;ted in the two preceding events on the winter play-for-cash trail. WITH LIONS DETROIT. Jan. 20 (JPh- The Detroit Lions of the National Professional Football League today announced the signing of Wallace Triplett, Penn State halfback. Triplett, who played three seasons with Penn State, was one of the Lions' draft choices. The Lions said he will be graduated in June. Score To Seille: Blue Devils Seek Revenge Over VPI In Saturday Tilt DURHAM. Jan. 20 On the low ! end of the score in their past three games Duke's Blue Devils . will go after their first win In two ; weeks when they entertain Virginia Tech in the Indoor Stadium here Saturday. The Gcbblers from Blacksburg, iare one of the teams responsible; ifor Duke's recent losing ways.' They turned in their first hard-' wood victory over a Blue Devil 1 outfit since 1933 when they scored j DURHAM. Jan. 20 (-P) Tic-a surprising upset over Duke last jjet orders for the annual South-WThat 56-46 win was Virginia !ern conference basketball tourna-Techs first basketball victory ofment will be accepted beginning the year and Duke's first loss in ! Feb: 10, Duke Athletic Director Southern Conference play. AP-j Eddie Cameron announced today, parently the win was a big boost I Cameron, chairman pf the con-for the Virginians for they roseference basketball committee, up again several nights later to j said that only mail orders will be defeat William and Mary's first taken. . place Indians and assume the role of the loop's giant-killers. The Gobblers lost several regulars from last year's team, but Coach G. F. (Red) Laird has brought his returning veterans ard his newcomers fast, and their recent successes is indication en ougn mat ine uoDoiers wiu De heard from before tournament time roils around. The big gun in Tech's first game with Duke was Center GeM-ge Sampson who scored 19 points. Sampson was a little known reserve lest season when nlnvpi Rpfionrt fiddle to six- iuou su-ii ui duo w"u Dickson. who 1 u, aiso dmk uu yeai. nut oamy-, assignments wiH De based On son has come into his own in re-1 postmark time of orders . in rS in nnpaor Tournament affairs will be con-scored over 40 points m one of du ted b th t ff h Tech's intra-squad battles, and he handled them a year ago v M-v0" mUSt StP Dan HVirassSt g'to the Forward Dick Sayre tallied over i "J' 20 points in pacing the win over ip JfT! 1? J. i " M Wiliiam and Mary and he is the d ' ? Duke AA business squad's leading scorer for the ifnarinperir' Jj" ckemana?er season. He notched 14 points I ? ormaHnn HiU? Oiltic in-ainst t.h t1i,a rvvik (formation director, will handle Spirited Performance If Duke comes up with another game such as it played against N. C. State the loss to Virginia Tech can probably be avenged. It was one of the most spirited performances turned in by a Duke souad in years. There has been ' nothing but praise here for its j great showing againsf the Wolf-1 Dack and for the fine play of vast-j ly improved Dave Scarborough. the lanky Devil forward. Duke may oppose the Gobblers without their star center, Benpouis basketball Billikens art Collins. Collins plaved o.ily five! on the spot tonight, minutes against them last week! Proclaimed the nation's No. 1 because of an injured hard and; collegiate quintet, principally bv was not expected to play against virtue of their recent triumph N. C. State. He started the Wolf- over centucicy. tne Billikens bat-Dack hattle but was not in top : tlp the Oklahoma Agpies. ranked condition. The longer Collins can ; I rest his hand, the sooner he'll bei back in top condition. He may give way to Carl Sapp or Harold Hib- bitts as he was expected to do last Saturday. A preliminary game between the Duke freshman team and Newport News (Va.) High Schcol will get underway at 6:45 o'clock. Babe Is A Heavy Favorite For Open TAMPA, Fla., Jan 20 (JP) Babe Zaharias was so heavily favored to win the Tampa women's open golf tourney beginning today that there wa more interest in who would finish next to her. Babe set herself high up in predictions by her two pre - tour - ney practice rounds of 66 and 67.I"'V" WertleTSl- Par for the Palma Ceia course , AZTsmY DrJe. 62-37 ' whVasMbeZeen IfxB 72 in practice yesterday. I Vn1? L YlL Other pros lookmg good before the tourney began were Louise Suggs of Atlanta, playing in her first tournament as a profes -sional, Patty Berg, Kathryn Hemphill and Hope Seignious. Amateurs expected to make a Long Beach Calif.: Polly Riley K'ggrffi.HMd For California White of Dallas, and Peggy Kirk of Findlay, Ohio. FAVORITE WITHDRAWN ARCADIA. Calif.. Jan. 20 (JP) Honeymoon, top-weighted and pre-race favorite, will not run in the $50,000 Santa Margarita han dicap at Santa Anita Saturday. The California-bred mare was withdrawn yesterday. In a re -cen,. workout she grabbed her self and inflicted a severe cut Slated to carry 122 pounds in the mile and one-eighth feature. Honeymoon is owned by Harry Warner's W-l racing stable. Al Luke's Hemet Squaw, at 120 pounds, now will carry top weight against several speedy rivals. Greentree Stable's Caoot tot his name through his dam. Pi quet, which is the name of a card game. In piquet, capot means to take all the tricks. We Have All New Styles in NUNN BUSH and THOMPSON SHOES Widths from A to E TRY US ON THAT NEXT PAIR OF SHOES. ROCKY MOUNT SHOE and CLOTHING CO. 1 Tourney Tickets Ready Feb. 10 Earlv Mail Orders Get Seat Priority . I The 28th annual event will be held in Duke's indoor stadium March 3-5 before the customary capacity crowds of close to 9,000. The ' eight competing teams will be selected at a Feb. 27 meeting at Durham.. Cameron said mail orders will be accepted in order that the I fairest possible distribution can ihe made. Fans will be limited to four season books at a cost of $9 each. A registered mailing fee of 30 cents should be included with all orders. No order postmarked prior to midnight, Feb. 9. will be accepted, Cameron said. Priorities on sea'; tournament publicity. Billikens On Spot Against Aggies A And M Is Jinx To Top Quintet BY TED MEIER NEW YORK. Jan. 20 (JP) St fifth, at Stillwater, Okla. A year ago the Aggiss whip- i (Jea f MarAuiey & C i twice to put St. Louis in the od-' ; position of not being able to wii lts own conference title th- Missouri Valley, 1 Undoubtedly St. Louis' loftv . ranking- will suffer if the BillK : kens fail to whip the Aggies this i uime. There wasn't much c'oing oi the hardwood last night. Hot-anc-cold Temple provided a surpris? by drubbing previously :un-beaten LaSalle. 54-36. in the fea ture of a Philadelphia double -header before 6.408. St. Joser-:: (Pa) whipped Albright. 76-64. in an overtime struggle in the other game. j Yale's Tony Lavelli tallied 24 ( points to help whin Fordham f5- ! "w i n , r'n i MiridVhnrv " Midd'.ebury. Baltimore Lor'ola turned t.b tables on Seton Hall. 74-70, wh'e Navy whipped Penn State, 55-47, and Army : swamped William 72-45. QOllS In Fla. Win! MIAMI. Fla., Jan. 20 (JP) It was "California, hen we come" today for Fred W. Hooper's two flying horses. Ocean Drive and Olympia. The colts finished one-two" ir the Hibiscus stakes at Hialeah yesterday to earn owner Hooper $10,175-and complete the first step in their two-coast winter racing campaign. Ocean Drive and Olympia will be shipped Friday midnight by plane to California where they will run in the $50.0 San Felipe Feb. 5 and the $100,000 Santa Anita Derby Feb. 19. ' Following the derby the Hying horses will hop back across the country to race in the $50,000 Flamingo on March 3 at Hialeah. The Santa Anita and the Flamingo are the nation's two big winter Kentucky Derby previews Owner Hooper and Traine: Parke won the 1945 Kentucky Derby with Hoop. Jr.

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