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Mountaineers Beat Cherokee 344
Named New Local Boxing
Will Continue To
Outstanding Wrestlers And
Fighters Will He Hrought
Here, Says Poteate
Lester Poteat, of Waynesville, lias
taken over the promotership of the
local boxing-wrestling shows here, it
was announced last Friday. Mr. Po
teat, who has appeared on several
programs here, as a wrestler, was
received with "open arms" by the
fight crowd at the Depot street arena.
This week Poteat has a promising
program lined up, and plans to add
to his card each week, having at least
one or two matches of the "feature"
variety. The local man is no novice
at the art of promoting athletic con
tests, as he was connected with the
"Colisiem,' one of the largest athletic
organizations of it's kind on the Pa
cific coast, where he served in several
Poteat stated that he was negotiat
ing with several heavy-weight wrest
lers, "Cowboy" Littrall and "Dobey
Joe" Osborne, among them, and with a
few boxers of the better class, whom
he hopes to bring here in the near
He also stated that Ike Hall, Swan
nanoa scrapper, was expected to
challenge the winner of the Kid Mas-sie-Ralph
Jones scrap here tonight.
Poteat, who replaces Tommy Pow
ers, is working with the American
Legion, and gives as his motto, "A
card which is fit to see, and fit to be
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Western Open Draws Star Golfers
One of the most pleasing sights at
the Mountaineer-Cherokee game Fri
day was the manner in which the
reserves came through .... they play
ed the Indians on even terms for over
Bill Phillips To
Captain '37 Team
Fullback Bill Phillips, a senior and
a regular from last year's team, was
chosen last Thursday by the football
squad to captain the Waynesville
Mountaineers this year.
Phillips, a 170-pounder, is a nephew
of Jack Phillips, of Georgia Tech
fame. The Mountaineer captain was
one of the outstanding players of last
season's team, and was leader in Way
riesville's 34-0 victory over the Cher
okee Indians here last Friday,
Captain Phillips stated that ho felt
that the team was due for a good season.
W. L. POTEATE
. . .assumes management of the box
ing and wrestling shows staged here
each week under the sponsorship of
the American Legion. Poteate is an
experienced sports promoter, and 'las
been assured co-operation and back
ing by the American Legion.
Jones To Meet
Massie In A 10
Round Bout Here
Fight Will Be Held At Depot
Arena Tonight Instead Of
Penalties hurt a lot, but most of
them were caused from such things
as can be ironed out in one day of
scrimmage .... the kickers looked
pretty good too, III yards is a good
average for the first game, and the
passing attack is very promising.
The boys uptown are offering 8
points and taking Asheville this Fri
day . . . believe they've bit off more
than they can comfortably chew this
Old King baseball is dropping off
steadily these days . . . the big leagues
are the only ones operating now, but
it has been a grand year, hasn't it?
. . . Asheville provided us with a very
good brand of ball, and of course the
local team out at Hazelwood was al
ways worth watching.
With the world series slated to be
played in New York again, it looks
as if the other teams in the league
might as Well begin building for next
year. . . . So far, Asheville has sent 8
players into higher baseball this year.
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Mountaineers Scored In r
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Lrowd Of '5.-)0.
.By Gordon Hemhy.
The Waynesville Mounta-i,
by the entire starting backfieid
A. Hancock and Collins in ir
opened their 1:;7 football"'
here last Friday by a :,U
of the Cherokee Indians, b.f. re
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up a total of 15 first duw.
pared to 5 of the visitors.
Cherokee kicked off
started, and a few
As the average citizen sees it, there
are still too many politicians in this
country who believe in holding up the
law instead of upholding it.
By Gordon Hendricks.
Ralph Jones, 147, formerly of Way
nesville, will meet Kid Massie, of
Roanoke, Va., here tonight in the 10
round feature bout, and Vinson Jones,
brother of Ralph, will face Dixie
Walker, of Greenville, S. C., in the 6
round semi-finals match. In the
wrestling half of the program, Sam
Franklin, of Waynesville, will meet
Chief Ropetwister, of Cherokee, Im
pounder, in the main attraction; this
match will go to the winner of the
two best out of three falls, with a 45
minute time limit. "Wolf" Mehaffey,
of Waynesville, will settle an old dis
pute with "Tiger" Shehan, 168, also
of Waynesville, in a one-fall affair,
and "Bad Bill" McCall will meet any
challenger in a two best out of three
falls match. McCall tips the scales
Glad to see the change in the pro
motership of the boxing-wrestling
shows here. . . . Mr. Poteat stated
that his motto for future shows would
be, "A card worth seeing, and being
seen at" ... . also stated that he in
tended to put on shows as advertised.
DEPOT STREET ARENA
WAYNESVILLE, N. C.
AUSPICES OF AMERICAN LEGION
THURS., Sept. 23 P.
W. L. Poteate, Promoter
Vinson Jones vs. Dixie Walker
Formerly of Waynesville. 144 lbs. 6 ROITNDS Greenville, S. C. 142 lbs.
Formerly of Wavnesville.
vs. Kid Massie
147 lbs. 10 ROITXDS Roanoke. Va.; 147 lbs.
Last week, Lester Poteat, the new
promoter of the shows here, climaxed
his series of matches with "Bad Bill"
McCall in 14 minutes and 10 seconds
of thejr scheduled 45 minute time
limit match. The finish of the match
came when Poteat caught "Bad Bill'
in a head scissors, and a reverse arm
lock. McCall, who had dealt out plen
ty of punishment to the new manager
prior to this point, stood the grueling
hold for one minute and 5 seconds, but
was forced to give in.
In the feature boxing bout of the
evening, Kid Massie, of Roanoke, Va.,
scored a clean-cut knockout over Rob-,
enson in the fifth round of their sched
uled i rounder; this was a light
"Doc" Tate, of Hazelwood, won n
popiilar decision over Abe Cope, of
Cullowhee, in the opening four-round
scrap, Tate was by far the more ag
gressive of the two scrappers, and
won by points over his heavier op-
One of the most brilliant fields of players ever entered in the Western
Open golf championship assembled in Cleveland for the 1937 renewal of the
tourney at the Vanterbury club. Among1 the chief challengers to Ralph
Guldahl, defending champion, were Sam Snead, sensational young West
Virginia star, and Harry Cooper, who recently won the Canadian Open.
Notes Of A
At The Game
By AUNT SUE,
matrons are attractive in manish
suits of grey fabric, topped off with
red felt hats. Another commanding
ensemble was a knit tweed suit with
a brick-red blouse and brown ac
first football game of the
its really fall bracing air
what could be rnore colorful than
playing the Cherokees the first game?
The very words Cherokee Indian, re
minds me of brilliant war paints and
feathers but on with the game
30 Minute Time l imit
Bad Bill McCall vs. Any Challenger
IfiO lbs. Two Rest (Kit Of Three Falls 30 Minute Limit
Sam Franklin vs. Chief Ropetwister
Waynesville, 185 lbs. Cherokee, 190 lbs.
I wo lie-it Out (f Ihree Falls 45 Minute Time Limit
BRAND OF BEER.
LET YOUR OWN TASTE DECIDE.
IN STEINE BOTTLES
the high ; school, students in the
middle section of the new stadium fol
lowing peppy and excited cheer leaders
there's former Principal E. J.
Robeson lingering with Professor W.
C. Allen and chubby grandchildren,
and look, there's another former
Waynesville teacher C. C. Poindexter
now Canton's coach he's here getting
an eye full of the Mountaineer's
Cody Plott biting off his
as son Bobby plays good ball-
I've missed a good play watching
that man in a maroon sweater eat
hjs cigaiwgood gracious, just look at
this cigar-eating crowd, oh, well, its
lending color to the crowd, was
Mrs. S. P. Gay in her rose suit and
brown accessories, while Syble Un
derwood preferred a London tarn,
Berton Sailor, beige wool suit, a brown
knit hip-length jacket and a Chinese
minutes later. (
tain Bill ijhillips went tivt-r fur
first touchdown, and Saumk a,
the extra point.
In the second quarter, "Jun n
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jaeiv omiui, quarieroacK, mteree;
an inuian pass, on Cherokee's
yard line, and stepped, for 15 y;
before being hauled down. Afti
series ot line plays, in which Sir.
iaunuers, ana James Phillip did mi
of the ball carrying, Smith creed
goal line from the 6 yard line, ;
James Phillips added the extra pi
Both Smith and James Phillip;, cms
the goal line before the final play,
Were called back because of ir.fr
tions of the rules.
As the whistle for the first, hj
neared, Coach Weutherby rushed sf
eral of his reserves, and by the ill
tie, an almost complete second tef'
was on the field. Waynesville opti
the third quarter by kicking off
the Redskins, and the Indians opt
ed with a passing attack. Bill P
lips, however, picked off one of
Cherokee tosses, and started
Mountaineers off on another see
drive, which was featured by a
yard run around right end by J;
Smith. James Phillips carried
ball over the finishing line for thi
score, and Bill Phillips added
extra.'point on a line plunge.
The Mountaineers again kicked
and the Indiaas advanced the ball
Waynesville's 30-yard line by a sti
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for color, glamour, ciouJ ur.c
citement ori a big scale, I'm foile
the Mountaineers to Asheville H
next Friday don your fall tef 4
of all people, there's G rover
Davis chasing up and down the side
lines, and that time he got to the
goal line before the man with the
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these gorgeous fall colors of
green, beige and russett are all be
ing worn by the fairer sex, while two
ponent; ; '
Charles Ballehtine, 190, Waynes
ville, won by default after the third
round of his match with Walters.
Walters tipped the scales at 168, and
was no match for the local leather-pusher.'
Tod Rathbonc and Harry Lee Liner.
both of Lake Junaluska, fought to a
While the number of fans present
was hot as large as that of recent
weeks, the announcement that Po
teat had taken over the promotershin
was thunderously applauded.
The date of all future fights here
has been changed to Thursday, instead
of Friday, because of conflicting in
terests on Friday night.
JLHE pleasure you-get out of a ciga
rette depends on the qualify of the
tobaccos put in it. And in Camels that
means FISER, MORE EXPENSIVE
r TOBACCOS-Turkisb and Domestic. If
you axe not a Camel smoker, try them.