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By CD SPEARS
Nortli1 Canton Boys, Fines
Girls Are Junior 4-H Club Winners
THIS IS THE -week m whieh the Senior 4-H club
basketball tournament will bTlng the curtain down on
cage play in Haywood county. Our most highly honored
team of the year is Bethel's girls, who met their stum
bling blocks at the start and end of what is still a grand
season. Beginning the season at Clyde the Blue Demon
ettes were held to a 25-25 tie. After that they breezed
through all county opposition, plus Sylva and Candler, to
post ir straight wins and top the unofficial "Haywood
championship." They went on to defeat four more teams
and to win the WNC Gold Medal tourney title, felled an
other four to take the American Enka crown, and near
ly made a clean sweep of post-season honors by going
to the finals of the "Tournament of Champions" at Ashe
ville before losing by three points to the strong Mars
Hill tiv A f tpr their losses by graduation last spring,
we didn't think they were going to be the powerhouse
of old again, but Bethel makes us take our hats off to
TO SPORTS ENTHUSIASTS the story running in the
Saturday Evening Post currently brings back vividly to the
majority of fans the lusty days of the immortal Babe Ruth
and the original Yankee murderers' row. The dizzy days of
the twenties when the Yanks had such sluggers as Ruth,
Gehrig, Lazzeri and Meusel, and an outfield in Ruth's opinion,
vt v,o'h n.rs Pvpr It consisted of the Babe himself, in
right The ball hawk in center, Earl Combs, and the versa
tile Bob Meusel in right. As to whether it ranked ahead
of the Detroit Tiger combination of Cobb, Veach and Craw
ford or the old Boson Red Sox trio of Speaker, Hooper and
Lewis is debatable. However, for sheer power, there is no
doubt but that the Yank trio was the best.
WE APPARENTLY HAVE spring fever for we can't seem
to clear our minds of the many and varied sports events that
come in the spring to recite only a few In racing, the Ken
tucky Derbv, a week later the Preakness and still a little later
the Belmont. The opening of the baseball season in April
The fishing season appears on the scene just about here. And
don't forget the promised return bout for the heavyweight
championship between Joe Louis and Jersey Joe Walcott,
which takes place, or is supposed to take place early in June.
Ho hum, don't you feel that sun.
Boys and Crabtree
Girls Are Defeated
In Final Round
WELL FOLKS, it won't be long now before we are out
sitting in the old bleachers or grandstand, if you prefer,
watching the boys hit the long ones and snag the hard ones.
The meeting of the Industrial loop heads gets under way this
week and the many things pertaining to a baseball league
will be thrashed out and a schedule made and announced
and then down to the serious business of seeing if the other
teams can knock off the team, who for the past two seasons
has dominated the league race, Hazelwood.
THE WINTER SWING of golf tournaments from
California to Texas to Florida, Georgia and North Car
olina is most to an end and it appears at this writing that
Tommy Locke, the South African from Johannesburg,
will not be the ball of fire he was last year over this same
swing. A lot of the pro golfers in the top brackets claim
that his unorthodox style is giving way to the American
style. He's the fellow, you remember, who never prac
tices. Always scoffed at the American pros for the innu
merable hours they put in on the practice greens.
Marshall Ducketf led the "North
Canton boys to a championship
victory over Pennsylvania Avenue,
and the strong Fines Creek girts
earned a ' hard-fought "finals match
vwth Crabtree ih ' the Junior 4-H
club basketball tournament here
North Canton led all the way In
the boys' title scrap to win by a
23-18 score. In 'their semi-finals
game Friday, Coach "W. P. Bar
bees quint rolled over Clyde 50 to
8; after previously disposing of
WaynesvUle, -29rll,, and -PaUon
It was a free shot to-the final
minute of play made by Bonnie
Tranthara. that settled ;ue girls'
nshiD in favor: of Fines
Creek, 24 to 23. Crabtree put up
a stiff fight down to-the-final whis
tle, and Peggy Brad snaw .was high
scorer in the game with .15 points, !
Edith Rathbone paced the ylctors
with 12 points, with Miss Tran
tham only two behind.
The Fines Creek sextet found
easier going in their seroi-flnals
tilt with Pennsylvania. Avenue,
winning 46-15. Their scoring abil
ity was turned loose in Wednes
day's game with East WaynesvUle,
which Fines Creek won" 63-1; and
against Morning Star the next aft
thev won by a 43-14 count.
In proving themselves second
best in the boys' division, Pennsyl
vania Avenue defeated 'Hatelwood
44- 10 in the semi-flnals, 'and won
45- 11 over Bethel In their opener.
Hazelwood had troanced Morning
Star and Fines Creek quints be
fore meeting the Canton team.
An enthusiastic audience saw
the championship games Saturday
afternoon at the WaynesvUle high
gym. after which trophies were
presented the winners . by David
By Jack Sords
Industrial Loop Mm
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Pos. Fines Creek U Crabtree 23
F Russell 1 2) ' James (4)
F E. Rathbone (12) Haney 14)
rTriniham no) Bradshaw (15)
G R. Ferguson Noland
GD. Ferguson Crawford
G Messer Bishop
Subs: Fines Creek Clark, Led
ford. Crabtree Medford.
Mars Hill Girls Hand
Bethel Their First
Defeat This Year
The Bethel girls bowed to an
inspired Mars Hill team in the
finals of the Tournament of cham
pions" Saturday night at the Ashe
ville city auditorium court.
After a see-saw affair highlight
ed by the scoring duel between
Mary Ferguson of Mars Hill and
Vera Farmer of Bethel, the Madi
son county lassies went ahead the
three minutes to notch a 65-31 de
cision over the previously unde
feated Bethel six.
Bethel won 51-39 over Sand Hill
in semi-finals, when Mars Hill de
feated Micaville 24-11 to enter the
Swannanoa trounced Mill River
47-32 to take the boys' champion
ship. Farmer accounted for 93 points
in the tournament for the most
scored by any girl player, and she
and Clark of Bethel were named
to the all-tournament team.
In suffering their first loss of
the 1947-48 season. Bethel battled
the Mars Hill crew on even terms
for three quarters: Mars Hill lead
ing two points at the half and one
going into the final period. Farm
er hit a field goal at the start of
the payoff quarter, and Clark add
ed two foul shots to put Bel lie!
However. Gibbs and Ferguson re
taliated with a field goal each for
Mars Hill, nutting their team m
the lead. 31-30, with three minutes
left to play; and two more goals jy
Ferguson, and one by Farmer, were
scored in the waning minutes.
Pos. Bethel (49)
F Clark HI)
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BischofT and Dudley
To Represent Hazel
wood at League Busi-'
George BichorT, business man
ager, and Elmer Dudley of the
Hazelwood team plan to attenl the'
Western North Carolina Industrial .
Uucuhall I.paeue business session I
tonight at the American Enka cor- j buMiu
poration, when initial plans for I later
the season will be discussed Mi-uili, i
Representatives of teams dcsir- sunnm i
ing entry into the league, in atldi- j Knk;i, (,,
tiori to managers of last year's ! Mills. S.n
eight teams, have been invited to ' YMCA u
attend by Wilson Ayers of F.nka,
loop secretary. The presiding of- liun
ficer will be Jimmy Williamson of rated .n,
Organization of the circuit for
1948, including the election of of
ficers, will be taken up in prepara
tion for the league's 14th summer
Mr. Bischoff stated yesterday
he plans to call a meeting of
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Pos. S. Canton (23 PeM. A til)
F Blankenship (2) Donaldson (2)
F M. Duckett (10) Duckett (4)
C McClure (2) Carver (1)
GD. Duckett (4) Smathers (9)
G Jones (5 Hall 2)
Subs: N. Canton Morgan. Penn.
hart, K. Rhinehart;
Pos. Bethel (51) Sand Hill (39)
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Mars Hill (35)
F Justice (4)
F Ferguson (23)
F Sampson (8i
G J. Ledford
G L. Ledford
Subs: Mars Hill Ponder, Gibbs
2, Metcalf, Ray.
The Asheville show is being
sponsored by the Asheville Junior
Chamber of Commerce.
To Be Held
Waynesville and Hazelwood
owners of purebred dogs are urg
ed to enter their animals in the
thirteenth annual All-Breed Dog
Show of the Asheville Kennel Club
to be held Monday, April 12 at 8
p.m. in the Asheville City Audi
torium, S. E. Sanders, club presi
dent, said this week.
William Kanos of Hazelwood is
a member of this year's show com
mittee and his Great Dane was
judged a winner in last sumer's
Asheville Puppy Match. William
C. Shook of Waynesville. also a
member of the Kennel Club, will
show his English Setters and Cock
ers in the coming show,
Deadline for filing entries is j
noon, Tuesday, March 30. Premium
lists and entry blanks may be ob
tained from the Asheville Kennel
Club, Box 1326, Asheville, N. C,
or from the Gift Shop of the Bat-
tery Park Hotel in Asheville. A
wide range of cash prizes and valu
able trophies are being offered.
While entries of outstanding dogs
are expected from many states and
Canada, considerable interest is
being shown in the special com
petition limited to local dogs. Ent
ries from Haywood County are elig
ible for the local classes. Addition
al prizes are being offered for lo
Canton Boys And
Bethel Girls Win
In Sr. 4-H Play
The Canton boys and Bethel girls j
won opening round games as the
senior 4-H club teams took over
the Armory floor yesterday after
noon to settle the county cham
pionship. Wavnesville and Crabtree were
tangled in the two final bills of the
day as the Mountaineer went to
press The winners of these games
are slated to tajie on Fines Creek
high fealh afternoon, ai 2nd
3 o'clock, and today's winners tie
up with the Canton boys and Beth
el girls for the championship on
The finals, as with the junior 4
11 tournament last week, will be
broadcast over WHCC.
Coman was hottest for Canton
as his team defeated Bethel 38-33.
and Bob Wells led for the losers
with 11 counters.
Th nrthel eirls squeezed past
Canton 25-24, with Blalock hitting
the hoop for 14 to pace the win
ners, and Parham hitting 1 for the
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Po. Crabtree (25)
F James '5)
Medford; Patton Pless.
Pos. Fines Ck. (43) M'ing Star (14)
F Trantham (6) Reynolds I7
Russell H2i Plemmons (7)
Rathbone (18) Stafford
Subs: Fines Creek Rathbone 6.
Clark 1, Rogers, Ferguson: Morn
ing Star Uolcombe. Howell.
Pos. N. Canton (29 W'vill (11)
F M. Duckett (3)
C McClure (8)
G D. Duckett (6i
G Jones (12)
Messer ( 1 )
Pos. Hazelwood (10) Fines Ck. (7)
F Sutton (5) Ferguson
F Moody (1) -Bill Rogers (1)
C Reece (4) Greene (5)
G Gunter Ferguson
G Kirkpatrick Bob Rogers (1)
Subs: Hazelwood Burress: Fines
Creek McCracken. Rathbone,
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Pos. Crabtree (48)
F James (16)
Subs: Crabtree M.
Crawford. N. Medford
Noland, Ferguson; Clyde Osborne
Glance, Fowler. Cole.
Pos. Fine Ck. (48)
F Russell (8)
F "Trantham (12)
r -Rathbone (28)
G , Messer
Penn. Ave (15)
Subi: Fines Creek Clark. Fer
guson; Penn. Ave. Hope, Cogburn
Pos. N. Canton (50)
F Blankenship (4)
F M. Duckett (16)
C McClure (8)
G D. Duckett (8)
G Jones (8)
Subs: N. Canton Ray 1. L. Mc
Clure 2, Morgan 3; Clyde Med
ford, Buchanan, Evans, Chambers,
McClure, Roberts, Carvar.
ARTHUR L. VALPEY, 32 year-old
University of Michigan gradu
ate where he was wingman under
Harry Kipke three years, is the
first non-Harvard man to guide
Crimson football destinies. A great
admirer of Fritz Chrislcr whom
he has assisted since 1942, Valpey
will carry the Michigan single wing
style of football to the Harvard
gridiron. As to coaching philoso
phy: "The game itself is secondary
to the good of the players," he
states, adding that this "is not in
compatible with victory."
Pos. Pen Ave. (44) Hazelwood (10)
F Donaldson (1) Moody
F Duckett (5) Sutton (6)
C Carter (10) Reece (1)
G Smathers (8) Gunter (2)
G Hall (16) Kirkpatrick (1)
Subs: Penn. Ave. Brookshire 2,
Medford, Mason, Chestine, Powell;
Hazelwood Burrls, Gibson.
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BOSTON (AP)-Vern Stephen!
now of the Boston Red Sox, hit
15 home runs for the St. Louis
Browns in 1947 to enable him to
join the select group of active
American Leaguers who have hit
100 or more homers during their
major league careers. Incidentally,
Stephens should do well at Bos
ton's Fenway Park. In six seasons
he compiled a .329 batting mark
there as tgalnet a .291 overall
major league stick average.
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