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    Defeat Elkii But
Lose To Radford
North Wilkes boro Flashers
broke their winning streak here
Friday night by losing 5 to 2 to
Radford Rockets in a game marr
ed by three errors on the part of
players and grossly ifiaccnrate
umpiring.
Radford "earned two runs dur
ing the game and crucial error
added to the scoring. The Flash
era made four double plays for i
record in one game here and twi
other potential double plays mis
fired on errors. Stanley an
Cufhbertson tripled and Davi
hit a double for. North Wilkes
boro's extra base blows. Hortoi
with a triple and two singles bat
ted in two Radford runs.
Plate Umpire Haddad was th
target for mueh criticism on call
of balls and strikes on bot]
teams, with batters saying the
had no idea what he was goin
to call any pitch. A balk wa
called on Cuthbertson for a mo
tion to first base when he was no
in pitching position, advancin,
two base runners. .«•
Cuthbertson for North Wilkes
boro and Bakaitis for Radfor<
went the route. Each issued foui
walks, Bakaitis struck out fou
and Cuthbertson five.
In the eighth 'North Wilkes
boro had three runners on an<
Davis was batting when Haddac
got much criticism on ball an<
strike decisions. Davis filed on
on a 3 and 2 pitch to end th<
threat.
Defeat Elkin 5 to 8
North Wilkesboro moved t<
within one game of first plac<
Thursday night by defeating El
kin 5 to 3 in a closely contested
game that was decided when Bot
Thompson fanned Tige Harris
with the bases loaded for tht
third out in the ninth.
North Wilkesboro hit Rade
macher for one run in the third
and batted him out with a four
run barrage in the fourth to
make the score 5-0. Bob Lehman
on the mound for the Flashers
got into trouble with his control
in the fifth and E>lkin scored two
runs and had two runners on
base when Bob Thompson went
in and put out the fire. He es
caped more trouble until the
ninth, when a pinch single, a
walk and an infield hit filled
the sacks. With the count run
out Harris went down swinging.
Pat Pescitelli, Jim Siceloff
and Doug Shores had two hits
each, Winkelspect, Stanley, Dad
dino and Lehman one each for
a total of ten hits. In the big
fifth inning Bob Lehman drove
into two runs with a long double
to the right field fence.
Winkelspect again came up
with the fielding play of the
night when he dived to his left
in the dirt to snag a grounder at
second base and make a perfect
throw for the putout. He with
Pescitelli and Daddino executed
two fast double plays.
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NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C.
Ferguson K. O's
Bobby Lewis In
8th; Good Fight
Excellent Boxing Program
Staged By Wilkeaboro
Men's Club Saturday
A near capacity crowd was
highly entertained last Saturday
evening at the second boxing pro
gram sponsored by the Wilkes
boro Business and Professional
Men's Club.
Paul (Country) Ferguson
knocked out his opponent, Bob
by Lewis, in the eighth round of
a scheduled 10 round boat.
Three knock-downs in the pro
ceeding rounds followed by a
knock-down in the eighth round
is the story of a one-sided fight.
Lewis went down for a six count
early in the eighth round and as
soon as he got up Ferguson
swarmed over him and with a
teriffic right cross Lewis went
down for a ten count. His sec
onds were in the ring for three
or four minutes after the right
was over reviving him with
smelling salts, etc.
The program was opened with
four three round bouts and a
free-for-all colored bout.
The first bout of the evening
was between Jack Prevette at
195 and Pete Class at 143. Be
ing out-weighed by 52 pounds it
was all Prevette because of his
weight and longer reach. Pre
vette was given the decision at
the end of the three rounds.
Bill Laws at 130 and Edgar
Terrell at 130 fought a short but
bloody round and a half. Terrell
won by a TKO in the second
round.
The three round bout fought
by Hubert Dancy at 130 and
Shorty Glass at 137 resulted In
a decision for Glass after three
rounds. •
Ray Wheeling at 160 had been
scheduled for an opponent who
was unable to be present and
Dean, Edwards, a local high
school boy agreed to fill in for
the absent opponent. Both bo.vs
weighed in at 160. This was a
thrilling fight and ended with
both boys out of the ring near
the end of the third round. They
went through the ropes into the
arms of two judges who saved
them from what might have been
a bad fall. While they were out
of the ring the bell sounded for
the end of the third round. Ray
Wheeling because of his apparent
experience won a unanimous de
cision.
Baieball Schedule
! l:or Coming WmI
Jane A
N, Wilkesboro at Wytheville.
Gulax at Blkin.
Radford at Mt. Airy.
June 7
G ilax at North Wilkesboro.
E kin at Radford.
Mount Airy at Wytheville.
June 8
N^rth "Wilkesboro at Mt. Alrj
Radford at Galax.
Wythevjlle at Blkin.
June 9"
Mt. Airy at North Wilkeeborc
Blkin at Wytheville.
Qalax at Radford.
June 10
North Wilkesboro at Galax.
Radford at Blkin.
Wytheville at Mt. Airy.
June 11
N. Wilkesboro at Wytheville.
Galax at Blkin.
Mt. Airy at Radford.
June 12
Ikin at North Wilkesboro.
adford at Wytheville.
t. Airy at Galax.
June 18
orth Wilkesboro at Elkin. .
alax at Mt. Airy.
ythevilie at Radford.
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The event that won the great
est' amount of applause was thi
free-for-all in which four colore*
boys went at it hammer an<
toi^gs. This bout ended in j
draw much to the amusement ol
the crowd present.
jThese boxing matches as spon
sored by the Wilkesboro Pro
fesslonal and Business Men'f
Club will prove to be a great
sporting event if they continue
as the first two matches turned
out to be.. •
A record production of 8,100,
000 bushels of Irish potatoes
harvested in the State in
1946. The crop totaled 36,000
acres and yielded an average of
226 bushels per acre.
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CARD OP THANKS
The family and relatives of
Conrad L. Triplett wish to ex
tend their heartfelt gratitude and
appreciation to the many friends,
who did so much for them in
their recent bereavement and sor
row. '
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