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BT DON DE LEIGBBUB
. Iiiini nmini uir uuwn I’lOl only WaS
Arlhur) maligcnd and harrasad. bid his
tohnson. The sports writers of his
lay were never very kind — that
s. when being kind would have
neant the difference between living
n C9mf(*rt and pence in his old
ige, and in trying to eke out a
iving by perfi rming in a flea cir
rus at the age of fi7 years.
The former champion has been
iourins a number of larger cities
issisting in the Seventh War Loan
rampaign. Recently in Brooklyn, he
wife. Etta, also was the object of
a bitter attack, which culminated
in her corrunitting suicide. This in-
cidL.U served to increase the at
tack on Jack.
Then came the wide search for
a white hope. It will be recalled that
after Johnson had won the cham
pionship from Bum.s. Jim Jeffries
had come out of retirement in the
hope of returning the boxing crown
>articipatcd m a boxing exhibition ' while race. Johnson’s hum-
ivhich raised a record total of $3.-' old warrior in Reno,
W.OOO in bond sales. He was squir-' ’3*®' Itnocking him
d about Now York by Fred Irvin. ■ 1’'’ is ring history,
le sports promoter, and around! Between the time Johnson won
ymnasiums and in news-rooms the
ory of the great "Lil Arthur" cn-
vened many a dull moment. It
oes back a half century.
Johnson annexed the world’s
eavyweight championship belt
leeember 26, 1908. when he knock-
d out Tommy Burns in Sydney,
ustralia in the 14th Round of a
inncr-take-all fight. Between that
ate and April .I. 1915. when Jack
lok a “tumble" in Havana. Cuba
rtd lost his crown to the giant Jess
flllard, his footstcp.s were dogged
one end of the world to tha
ther. ending in final imprisonment
t Fort Leavenworth.
Jack blamed his troubles on two
icidents of history; One. that he
/as born a Negro, and the other,
aat he whipped Jim Jeffries.
the championship, and that hot
July 4th at Reno, he fought cham
pionship bbuts with Jack O’Brien
'six-ruond drawl. Tony Ross (six-
Bn.EV vs. noon proivuses
CHICAGO. CNS) - Hard-
punching Hubert Hood, a Chirago
youngster, is being favored over
O'Dell Riley, a spectacular Detroit
heavyweight when the two match
up this week in an eight-round bout
at the Margigold Gardens. Riley
and Hood are the principles of pro
moter Irving Schoenwald's outdoor
Twenty-Two Coaches At
tend Va. State School
PETERSBURG. Va. — The Vir- lege, was instructor in basketball,
ginia State College first annual Although the Coaching School was
Football and Basketball Coaching'primarily lor the benefit
School opened June 20 with a total I school coaches, two veteran
enrollment of twenty-two coaches. I were present — Edward P.
Frank J. Murray, head coach of Hurt, head coach a.ul director of
football at the University of vir-' Pf’ys'cal education at Morgan Stale
finding her. when the two met,
she was living, when the two met,
the mother began asbusing Jack.
Protesting, ihe daughter is said to
have told her mother. “If you knew
Jack Johnson as I know him you
wouldn’t say such horrid things
Jack left, and Lucille was pul in '
a home. The next day Jack was ar-1
rested on white slavery charges, i
but the case was tossed out of'
court. Meanwhile. Lucille escaped ■
from the home and went to Canada. •
She pleased with j.ick to join her
and vindicate her. Told by a judge
that if he had any further dealing
with Miss Cameron other charges
would be brought against him. Jack
became enraged, and crossed the
border into Canada. He married
Lucille in Canada and they return-
was instructor in the tcchni
ques of football coaching; and John
D, Lawthor. head coach in basket
ball at the Pennslyvania State Col-
LEARN TO FLOAT
dr.aw); Stanley KetheU|od to the United States, only to be
■ knocked out in 12 •■ounds): and j arrested on charges of smuggling
Al Kaufman (10-round no deciHoV.' jewelry into the Untied States. That
But all this availed Jonnson case broke down and subsequently
nothing. He stuck to his restaurant Jack was named again in a Mann
while the sports writers combed Act complaint. This time a girl
the world for some one to beat him. I named Belle Schribeber. whom
Finally, they came up with Fire- Jack said he hadn't seen in four
man Jim Flynn, and on July 4.; years, was involved. At the time.
1912, Johnson met Flynn in the; however, the Mann Act, sponsored
ring at Las Vegas, New Mexico,' by Chicago’s Congres.sman James
R. Mann, had been in effect
only two years.
Warned by masked men that he
would be killed if he didn’t leave
Chicago within a week. Johnson
resolved to fight it out; but acting
on the advice of friends, white and
colored, and heeding the picas of
his mother, he disguis^-d himself as
a baseball player and went to
Canada whence he and his wife
sailed for Europe.
The champion and his wife spent
many happy years abroad, but the
BV CARROLL L. BRYANT
Director Water Safety Service
American Red Cro-ss
Before learning to swim, learn tn
float. It's just as important as swim
ming. and. if properly done, it has
the advantage of requiring no ef
fort. There is more than me way
to float, of course, but the most
common way is on the back.
Firjt of all. the learner should
get rid of the notion that floating
is a matter ■ f maintaining his body
in a horizontal position parallel tn
the surface. In persons of average
buoyancy, the body, from chest to
knee, will be suspended at an angle
of about 45 degrees, and the legs
below the relaxed knees will hang
nearly perpendicular. The floating
posture can be assumed by placing
the hands on the bottom of the pool,
behind one. until by leaning back
ward the back of tlie head (to
about the level of the cars) is sub
If the head is allowed to rest in
the water with only the face above;
the surface, and if the arms arc g.,,, j, j j, Mucklc. and
extended ttradually to the side and . Alhcrt T. f.dwards; Wc.st VirRinia;
and beat him unmercifully. It
Flynn who had heaped insults on
Jack, much in the same fashion
thai Max Schmcling jibed Jo»
Louis, only more bitterly and with
sharper sarcasm. The Ku Klux Klan
lases his consciences on both byj®(i^c®d picture, sending a mes
ng that the former, he couldn't' sage to Johnson the day before the
void, and the other, could have flaht which said:
leen avoided only by "lying down."! “Lie down or w^il Itiing you
Today in the autumn of his life. I ud."
Ilack seems to have no hard feel-1 Johnson’.s victory over Flynn
Infs against sports writers who, he I simply tossed salt an already
charkes. picked the one thing in!festered sore. The newspaper bar-
his life to emphasize which theyl*‘«'’ge against him wont so high and-yearning for Chicago and the Slates
knew would amuse the deepest pre-1 political pressure became so strong soon began to take it toll. The
judices of the public — his mar-1 that a law was passed prohibiting Johnsons wanted to come back to
riage to a white woman. Among! the exhibition of championship America. His only barganing os-
aports wTiter.s whom Johnson still i fl^ht films. The law was later chang- session was his title. He was willing
admires, however, arc Bill Corum.! cd, shortly after Johnson left the to lay that down if he could come
Damon Runyon, and the late Hype , country. home; so that was arranged. John-
Igoe. The champion’s meeting with Lu- .eon went to Havana. Cuba and on
Jack believes that if he had been ! cillc.Cameron in his restaurant and April 5. 1915, fought Jess Willard,
just an ordinary fighter with no i his subsequent marriage tn her set After 26 rounds. Johnson method-
championship ambitions, nothing! him off on his journey around the ically lay down on the canvas,
would have been said about his, world. He had hired her lt> work shaded his eyes from the blazing
being married to a white woman.. as his secretary, and to avoid any ^ sun until the referee C 'uld count
although 3(> ycar.s ago such mar-' scandal, he arranged for her to him out. Jess Willard was the new ' if relaxed and allowed to flex at the
riages were not as readily accept- live al the home of Mr. and Mrs. champoin of the world. He had one | knee, will lake care of themselves,
ed as they are tf>day. But Johnson Jack Curley. Although Curley’s: championship fight in the interim, i Once the technkiue of floating
felt the storm would blow over. reputation was above question, it • and on July 4. 1919. at Toledo, h-'s been mnrtered.. Oihcr learning
Using the money he earned in the was not long before Jack was told Willard failed to answer the bell in ' activities will follow loz.ically. These
Jeffries fight. Johnson opened his he had “better watch out." that hUlthe fourth, and the title passed to j iprlndc practice in breath-holding
famous restaurant. Cafe do Cham- troubles had “just begun.” i jack Dempsey. From then on. no j with the face buried in the water,
pion. at 31st and Federal Streets in Jack said one irorning Miss | Negro was ever anywhere near; rhythmic breathing, which is the
Chicago, hoping that the passion Cameron’s mother came to his house | the top brackets of fistiana until evenly repeated process of inhal-
that had been whippol up against looking for her daughter, and not Joe Louis emerged in the early inc through the mouth above the
I 1930's. . . . Harry Wills notwilhsand-j surface and exhaling through the
j ing. I nose in the water; and practice In
I Most people admit now that John- ■ keeping the eyes open under wat-
json got a bad break. Perhaps that cr. This, the learner will soon dis-
I is why sports writers and others t cover, is not unpleasant, and U es-
' have been so kind to Joe Louis ^ sential both for convenience and
j and other Negro fighters. But as safety. j
I for Lir Arthur, what will history j When the beginner has satisfied |
! have tn sav? j himself by ezlpcrirrcnt that the i
i V I body’s natural buoyancy will serve |
( There are 14 special corn produc-jtn keep him at the surface, he will
1 tion demonstrafolns in Edgecombe not. later, divide his stroking move-*
County using large amounts of con;- j mints and waste energy. !
I ptete fertilizer and sodium nitr -c. Call your Red C?ross chapter for
some with hybrid strains and oth- informtaion about courses in water
and Gideon E. Smith football and
track coach at Hampton Institute,
along with Sylvius Moore, head
coach in football at Hampton In
H. R. Jefferson. whi is directing
the School for the Physical Educa
tion Department of Virginia Stale
College, is much pleased with th;
enrollmcnl and considers it a very
good beginning. Enrollment in th-j
School arc; six coaches from North
Carolina, two coaches from the Di'-
trict of Columbia, one conch from
.^..iryland. one coach from West
Virginia, and twelve conches from
The program is composed ■’>f let-
lures In the classroom and demon
strations on the athletic field and
on the basketball curl. Several
members of the Virginia State Coi
Icgc football and basketball teams
arc present to aid in the demonstra
Many of the coaches are predict
ing that there might be a swing •
..rp. formation in football by eith
er Morgan College, Hampton Ins’i-
tute, or Virginia State College
Coaches Hurt. Moore, Smith, and
Jefferson are showing great intcicst
in the demonstrations by Coach
Murray, who is one of the nation’s
greatest exponents of this type of
football. The School closed June 30,
and It is the plan of the College
to continue this program each year
in an effort to provide all the
athletic coaches of this section of
the country with an opportuntty to
.study all the prevailing systems
in vogue. The following coaches
were enrolled: District of Colum
bia: Perry L. Jacobs and William
E. Brown; Maryland: Edward P.
Hurt: North Carolina; Andrew C
Jordan. David Kelly, Wcllingtno S.
Lancaster. Curtis G. Mabray. Wil
lard M. Wooten, and J. Edclin; Vir
ginia; James B Cooley. George E.
Wood. Van Buren Luke. K. L
Joens, Leroy porter. Morris Taylor.
Lawrence H. Hamlar. Sylv'
BY PETE WILDER
RALEIGH — Trailing by the
score ‘t nine to two. going into
the last part of the eighth inning,
the Rnleiigh Giants rallied to tally
four runs on .six hits, and four hits
and four runs in the ninth to tie
up the game. Greensboro scored in
the ninth on a walk, a passed ball;
a single and a fielder’s choice. That
was all the .scoring until the 11th
With Bill Wilder. ,-hining as a
relict pitcher for the Giants, the
Yankees sc red on a walk to Walk
er and Day's double. The Giants
came back to tie the score when
Fo.ster singled advancing to .second
on passed ball, stoic third and
scored on a fielder’s choice.
i VO singles and an error failed
In sc'TC f r the Gale City Crew
m the twelfth
With one down for the locals. Jiill
I Wilder .singled sharply to loft
Symm.s went out to find, una.ssisted.
: advancing Wilder to eccond. Evans
, then doubled to tight center scor-
|ing Wilder with the winning run.
j 'The Greensboro Club had bunch
ed three hits with three errors and
! a ba.«c on balls to .score five runs
,in the 3rd. A hit batsman, a base
on balls, an error and a double
drove in two more runs in the fifth.
> double and single, a double steal
and a single produced two mi re
In the seventh and an apparent vic
tory before the Giants upsurge.
I Hcz.ekiah Day. manager of the
■ Yankees and longtime sought as
econd baseman for the Grays, led
(his club's attack with two for
ihrce. followed closely by Walker
r>nd Bates, both with two for four
times at bat.
Green and McDonald with two
^or four and Evans with 3 for 6
times at bat. led the Giancs of
fensive. while the work of Paul ip
hen somewhat beyond the head,
the chest and torso will be buoyed
up. the back will be naturally and 1
comfortably arched, Jnd the legs.
Charles V. Harris
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Airhie Moore Wins
(Iver George Kochan in
6th in Baltimore Bout
BALTIMORE. Md. iCNSi — Last
Monday night a capacity crowd at
the Coliseum saw the brown Archie
Moore, light-heavyweight "uncrown
ed" champion win over Courageous
George Kochan by scoring a Tech
Moore outboxed Kochan, and
made him miss repeatedly. And al
though he kept up fairly well in
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George well under control in the
6th. Beginning with long range
puches in the first round. Kochan !
must have felt himself secure, but
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as a fighter would say. "authority."
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blows, and getting Kochan in sev
eral spots, that Kocha.i eyes became
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an with both fists. Geimge was just
about nut in Ihe middle of the
••ound so the Referee stepped into
the picture. . . stopping the one
sided (Moore) match.
Thus. Archie Moore had chalked
up aiiother winner to his already
tong list, and was ready to move on
to Cleveland where ho matched
with Lloyd Marshall. His manager.
Jimmy Johnson, seems pleased that
Archie keeps well-trim and gives
his fans a good fight wherever he
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field. together with the brilliant
relief work Wilder sparkcled for
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