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The Carolinian. volume (Raleigh, N.C.) 1940-current, August 10, 1957, Page PAGE ELEVEN, Image 11

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WEEK ENDING SAT . AUGUST 10. 1957 Monte Irving To Coach Durham s Semi-Pro All-Stars ■■■ TALL-STAR The long: and short of the All-Star football squad | *r»> Lamar Lundy, six-foot-six, of Purdue, and Tom McDonald, flvc foot-teDn-and-a-half, of Oklahoma. The All-Star squad met the New York Giants in the annual \ll-Star game August 9th at Soldiers’ Field ia Chicago. (UNITED PRESS PHOTO). On The Charlotte SPORTS SCENE By BILL JOHNSON IT I WAS A BETTING MAN I’D WAGER . , , CHARLOTTE That the New ?c*ris Yankees and the Brooklyn! sk>dgers will meet again for the World Series Championship . . . The Yanks appear to pack too many marbles for the other American League clubs and Brooklyn » , .Well, they're the Dodgers . . . nuff said That Floyd Patterson will be heavyweight champ until Rocky Marciano comes out of retirement . . . Why bet on the Rock? Well, for one thing, he hits much fc too hard. Secondly, it takes Floyd much too long to put his opponents to sleep . . . _ crown in the Na fel&iy { *#’ Jf tional League. My guess Is that .I -1 will come on fast ,- fl \ * either the "home y ■*' * run m] e or fjjg JOHNSON hitting crown . . . * The College All-Stars will . star Jimmy Brown, Clarence Peaks, Lumar Lvmdy and Jim Parker in their big upset . . . YES, UPSET ... of the New York Giants in the football clash at Chicago’s - Soldiers Field Friday night (Aug. 9) . . « Second Ward will not win the Queen City Classic this . - October .. . Reason? .. , The law of average will be on West Charlotte’s side this time and we kinda like ole LOA . . Johnson C. Smith U. will kick three teams on the football eam ( paign this fall . . . Your guess is as good as mine as to which .three!!! . . . Maybe Livingstone. fit Paul’s and Elizabeth City . . . -They will lose the rest . . . Big John Mays will put his op . ponent away in the match at the ypark Center on August 20th . . . He will then be featured by pro motor Joe Lassiter in the main ivent In September , . . That Robert Olipharit .the fancy boxer was pulied out of the fight at Asheville last week, not because he was afraid of his opponent but be cause of a lack of condition , , •>ack MartLn will have a rec ord number of boys when the Wesrt Charlotte football squad re ports on the 15th . , . Jack will win more games than he'll lose this fall . . . Ernest Cherry’s Northwest Junior High quintet will he the outstanding junior high takers in the section . . . West Char lotte and Second Ward will knock off York Koael High School when and if they tan gle on the basketball courts „ sß@&. winter , . . * ®»4Drove Sluggers will win the ®jp<3j!unty Negro league cham- KMVfrn on the last nay of the That’s the time they’ll faadk wit h Southstde, the current Jtmff'irs. who ere one getne ■’herd it this writing . . . Thrift will #b’d in the stretch , . , Ditto the Charlotte Black Sox . . That all Charlotte boys and no out-of-f,owners will play on Rivers ’ Jones* North Carolina All-Star ! team here later in the month . . . Rivers came up with the promo motion to end all promotions here recently when lie staged a game with the North Carolina A. and T. College Aggies . , . Never heard of a college sponsoring an athletic team in the summer before , . . Baron Stroud can whip any other junior piayer in Negro tennis competition , , . Joe Robinson will become one of the CIAA’s most illustrious quarterbacks with the Hawks at Maryland State College . . . Should rival Johnny Sample in the popularity department . , . He’s that good . . » Shaw University will not get ■ Bobby Talbert, the Second Ward ; cage star, now that Coach Duke Brown is no longer there . . . Tal • bert more than likely will wind . up at South Carolina State or - North Carolina A. and T. Col . lege . . . ; Coach Bert Piggott, of A&T ■ College will find a hefty lad by ; the name of Vincent Thompson a i much better football player than :; either Henry Crowe, Robert Faulk - 1 1 ner or Reginald Pryor, his prize : collection from the city schools . , . , Vinson can run, pass and j kick with the best. He. however, j isnt’ interested in playing foot- j ball . . . Also is an outstanding i baseball and basketball perform er .. . Thing* are much too quiet i around the campus at John son C. Smith University . . . Could be that something very big is brewing??? , . . Maybe an announcement on a sudden change in their attitude to wards athletics forthcoming. | Could be , . . ‘ Cal Irvin's cagers from North Carolina A. and T. College are a ; good bet for the CIAA visitation i championship this winter . . . , And the odds are 10-to-l that Mr, , Irvin won't like the out-on-the limb perch on which the predic • tion has placed him . . . : Monte Irvin, Cal’s big brother, , who once was Mr. New York base ball Giant, will get a coaching t job with the New York team be fore netx season . . . Will be the j first Negro to hold such a position j in the bfg leagues . . . The New York Giants, will grab Vic Power when and if the Kan sas City Athletics put him on the block . , Grab him, that is. if the Washington Nationals don’t get ! him first . . . Earl Battey of the ■ Chicago White Sox will become I a much bigger star than the Dod • gcr’.H John Roseboro ... But Rose boro will get the lien’s share of the publicity ... He is playing with a New York team, aint’ he? Neither Second Ward nor West Charlotte will be undefeated when the Queen City Classic game comes up . . . However, both will win their share of games this fail . . , Jerry Nance and Alex Thomp* >. eon of Pneufamtl, John Brice and ■ Curtis Rivers of the Black Sox ■ and John Weathers and Sammy [ Moore of the South side Bombers : will be high in the running for i Most Valuable Player in the C!t*r* l County league , , . But an oldster • by the name of Hands Ervin will get the honor . • , Bobby Beyd of the Baltimore Orioles will he the only Negro to hit abovp the .300 mack in Retired N. Y. Giants Star To Pilot Three-State Team In 12 th Game DURHAM Monte Irving, star ; of the 195-*. New York Giant Pen- | nant-winning team, will coach the i semi-professional all-star team of i | the Carolinas and Virginirs in a I I J a All-Star Classic At Charlotte Aug. 11 CHARLOTTE - The North Car ; ojina All-Stars will play the South Carolina All-Stars here Sunday, Aug. Uth at Griffith Park. Game time* is f’:3o p m. Slick Coleman will pilot the N. j C. All-Stair M. C. Clark will pilot j the 3. C. Ail-Stars. I Last year the South won over I the North. *5 to 3. This will be the | !2th game between North and j South Carolina. The best players Beating The Gun j BY BILL BROWER For AM’ Some general facts about sports j and other notes: The only fight to draw more ] than $50,000 (outside of heavy- 1 weight battles) was the Randy Turpin-Ray Robinson battle for the widdleweight title in 1051. Their return bout in New York City’s Polo Grounds grossed $767,- 626. Joe Louis figured in seven j fights in which the gate was more than a half million. The j biggest was the Louis-Conn second engagement in 1916. j The first big bout after World ; War H, it grossed $1,925,564 and attracted 45,266 to Van- i I Uee Stadium. Other big Louis fights included: ; Lottis-Schmeling in 1938 (sl,- j i 015,012'; ($841,739): Louis-Brad-j {dock in 1937 ($715,470); Louis-] j Nova in 1941 ($583,711) and Sch- i 1 meling-Lotlls ($547,541). The Marciano-Moore fight in 1 1955 netted $948,117. Two tan football greats—Fred | (Duke) Slater and Fritz Pollard ! i are members of the College Foot- j i ball Hall of Fame. Slater was an j .j All-American tackle at lowa from] *1 1919 to 1921, and Pollard, an All- • ; i American at Brown in 1916. > i it’s a shame that Paul Robe-; 1 son, who starred at end for Rut- j j gets in 1917, has not been recot: I c i nized— presumably because of his j ] political ideology. He belongs on ] ! the basis of his athletic ability, j Johnny Bright, the former ] 1 Drake University star, holds the ] | all-time collegiate record for total! j offense-(2.400 yards), aecumulat-! | ed in 1950. Ollie Matson, performing for ] I the University of San Fransciseo, in 1951, was the college rushing ! champion with 1,566 yards. The t J honor two years later went to dj J. C. Caroline, in his great sopho- ] e | more season at the University of j 1 Illinois. d The first tan All-American 1 At The Ringside By CHARLES .1 LIVINGSTON . For Associated Negro Press j ADVICE TO HURRICANE’' JACKSON: QUIT RING There comes a time in 'the car eer of every athlete when he must face up to facts: when he must ask himself tne invetable question: “Do I still have it?” In “Hurricane" Jackson's case, it is doubled that he ever had it. Therefore, it is we!) and for the good of all deeply concerned, that he ponder his future in the ring, es pecially in the light of the fright ening beating ho took from Floyd Patterson in their recent champi onship fight. And if Tommy is fair to himself, he’ll agree that his fistic future is not exactly a rosy one. In the first, place Jackson should be- grateful that he even got that far: that he even got, the chance to challenge for the heavyweight ti- ] tie, painful though the results have been. In a more turbulent era, say like during the reign of Joe Louis, Tommy would not even qualify as a good preliminary boy. But the rangy, kangaroo punching challenger came a long at a time when boxing Is virtually devoid of good hea vyweight fighters and as a re sult moved up quickly too quickly. However, even against the current crop of fighters, he has suffered practically as much as liis victims. The reas the American League. Willie Mays, Manic Aaron, Frank Robinson and Ernie Banks will turn the irick in the Na tionals ... I'd like Mays to lead the pack . . . Joe Louis will lose that "nice guy” tag if he continues to dabtoer in politics . . . N>ce guys don’t play rough . . . Vote getting Is rough . . . Real rough . . . Sugar Ray Robinson will can Carmen Basilio on the 23rd of September, retain his middleweight crown and retire from the ring . , The City-County loop has one of its more fiery meetings sched uled for tile 13th , . . There are a forfeit game, a ruling to be made on a player who moves from one team to another without first, get ting his '-cirase and several oth er important protests on the ; agenda. THE CAROLINIAN game with the powerful Fayette ville Cardinals in Durham, 11. The (tame will mark the have been picked from all over N C. by Coleman. Clark has pick ed his players from all over S. C. This game should be the biggest Ali-Star game that Charlotte has had in m?ny years. This game is being promoted by- Rivers Jones. He is going to give away a $75.00 watch to the one who holds the lucky ticket, num ber. in college football was Bill Lewis, a, Harvard center, in 1892 and 1893. Another early college player to receive All- American recognition, was on the second team in 1905-06. Other All-Americans include Julius Franks, Michigan Ati- American guard in 1942; Bill Willis, Ohio State All-Ameri can tackle, and Brud Holland, All-American end for Cornell in 1937. Willie Mays, of the New York Giants, is one of the seven major league players who has hit 50 or more home runs in one season. Willie turned the trick in 1955. Ed Burton, from Muskegon j Heights. Mich., was the outstand j ing performer in the All-Ameri j can prep basketball world series - between East and West teams in I Hutchinson, Karis. Burton was a i member of the East squad. Ten players representing the West were Warnell Jones, ihe 6-11, 225-pounder from Conroe, Tex., sought by at least a dozen colleges, and Silly Janies of Hut chinson. The Philadelphia Phiilics have signed lrv Clark. 19-year old outfielder from Trenton, N. J. for their Olean (N.Y.) ! team of the Pony League. The 5-10, 186-pour.der was the out standing aspirant among the 200 who took part In a three day work-out at Connie Mack Stadium in Philly last week, I After he completes his first, pro 1 campaign with the Cleveland : Browns, Jim Brown. Syracuse’s | All-American, will enter service las a second lieutenant for six ] months’ duty. He will be dischar i ged in time for service on the gridiron in the 1958 season. There will be a boat for sale if the Brooklyn Dodgers move to nos Angeles. Roy Campanella says he will sell his cabin cruiser, which j he operates on the Long Island ] Sound, if the club makes the j • transcontinential shift. on: Jackson has no defense. He has never really learned to box. Unorthodoxy and the ab ility to take punishment have been ids major attributes. Be yond that he ts merely a fistio clown; a fistic entertainer from the standpoint of televi sion. Now the Ringside is not conten ding that Jackson should not cap italize on his attributes queer though they seem to us. The point herein made i* that a mere mus cular clown cannot hope to go very far in boxing. Even if he should win the title, he could not possibly hope to hold it for long. On the other hand, he runs the very grave risk of being permanently hurt, perhaps killed. The beating Jackson took from Patterson should be a warning of what could happen to him if he HE WEATHERED A "HURRICANE”—Ring announcer Harry Balogh raises in victory the arm of heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson after he retained his title with a tenth rout'd TKO over Tom wy "Htirlcane” Jackson July 29th at the Polo Grounds. Patterson led in every round, sending Jackson to the canvas three times before ref ret Ruby Goldstein stopped the bout. (UNITED PRESS PHOTO). twelfth Annual Ali-Star Game to he conducted in Durham. The ex-Giant great will manage a team made up of the best players from .the ten semi-professional teams. Opposition will be afforded by the Cardinals, a team made up for the most part of service men who once play'd major league ball. An interracial team, the Cardinals have an imposing won-loss record of 46 and 2 over the past two seasons They suffered both losses this ! year one at the hands of the ] Durham R ms nr.d the other at j the hands of the Detroit. Stars, j champions of the Negro National League. Lamar Sports Promotions will name the all-stars this week, pend- ! ing the outcome of several games j now scheduled. However, representatives will come from the follow ing semi-professional organiza tions: Greensboro (ted Birds, Winston-Salem Pond Giants, Asheville Blues, Burlington Bees, Durham Rams, Hills boro All Stars, Roxboro (Colts. Durham Bees, and the Dan ville All Siars Irving, who is now retired from j baseball, is regarded as a likely I prospect for a coaching or manag- ] ir,g position in the majors. He is 1 a shrewd judge of talent and as a I player was noted for his spark- ] plug activities on the diamond. Floyd Patterson Gives Promoter Break; lakes Cot Os 51 G’s In Fight Earnings NEW YORK (ANP) Heavy- j weight champion Floyd Patterson accepted the advice of his rriana gear and waived his $175,000 guar antee for his championship fight with Tommy "Hurricane” Jackson ! last Wednesdy. He accepted instead $123,859.62, j or 40 per cent of the total receipts. The sum represents a cut of ssl, 140. The action was taken, accor ding to Cus D Amato, Patter son's manager, as” an act of generosity" to Fmil Lanre. Say Rademacher Glad j Floyd Patterson Won ! COLUMBUS, Ga . (ANP) Heavyweight boxing champion Floyd Patterson knockout win o ver Tommy "Hurricane” Jackson recently hat, been favorably ac cepted by Pete Rademacher, who has designs on relieving Patterson of the title According to George ! hpm eros, Rademacher’s trainer, Pete, who fights Patteron for the title in Seattle Aug. 22. was "tickled to death” by Lloyd’s successful defense of his crown against Jackson. He described Rademacher as being ! September 1 Ss Set As Date For Beginning Grid Practice At ISO HOUSTON. Tex. Texas South ern University will begin its twelfth year in inter-collegiate athletics when the 1957 football squad reports for practice Septem ber 1. During its eleven years of participation in intercollegiate football the young state school shows 62 victories, 36 losses and 9 persists on continuing his tight ing career. Instead of smashed kid neys, it could well be permanent injury to the brain or total ioss of sight. 'jV " ~ ~ -v. CHAMP VISITS INJURED CHALLENGER Holding a newspaper explaining the reason for his visit, heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson ami His wife, Sandra, are shown at Meadowbrook Hos pital, July 30. Patterson came to visit defeated « sallenger Tommy •‘Hurricane” lack son, who was taken to the hospital early in the day for examinations to determine if he had suffered a rupture In the i “kidneybladder tract.” Jackson absorbed a battering from Patterson, as the latter successfully de ■ forded his title in their bout the night before. Pat torso 11 spent five minutes visiting She in jured Jack son. (UNITED PRESS PHOTO). the promoter who despite the cut. profited by about only 520,000. Lance, who became the first promoter to present i ■ a heavyweight championship fight since 1949, said he will use the money to sponsor small i’iglit clubs around the New York area He is due to open the Eastern Parkway arena in Brooklyn shortly af ter Labor Day. Patterson, who knocked out Jackson in the 10th round at the J Polo Grounds in his first title j defense, said he accepted the ad- j "just as* confident now” and j added that tire challenger has "smiles aU over his lace.' Chemores also talked a good ; fight for the challenger. He said ! that he acknowledges Patterson - i a good fighter with fas* hands, but ) pointed out that Rademacher has | an advance in reach —77 1-2 to Pat terson 73—and punches harder. How well Chemores 1 argument ; will have to be proved In the Aug • , ust* title bout. Although he wan ; the Olympic boxing title last year, i Rademacher has never had a prof essional fight. ties. During the eleven year span only twice—l94B and 1949 have the Tigers been under the 590 per ventage mark. Top production years have been 1952 with a 10-0-1 record and j 1956 with a 9-1 season record and 1956 with a 9-1 season re cord and a 9-2 overall record. Next best years were 1951 *nd 1955 with identical 7-2-1 re cords. Against opponents the Tigers have won 36, lost 23 and tied 7 vice because "t have faith in my manager and "it must be for a ; good cause.” D'Amato said he j wanted to help Lance get off to a J «ood start ss & championship fight ! _ A , , I p. omov -i . The net receipts after taxes from the paid attendance at i then fight was 5U4.649.06. The j gross was $156,!i?i6.80. The at tendance v. as 18,101 general, and 14,468 paid. Another SUS,O4O came from the radio ■ ; Champion ! bourbon ! tJchcnlci] j . j 0ourt»» | IH •_schcnl£q iH W&m oottup *. '4 re»««« *’‘‘i"* o ( -«lPg r*'rzi!£&3Sr 8 Years Old *985 *4S &wml 5 int 1 L_ ... i PAGE ELEVEN television till. • r. i' reportedly ready to make his next title defense again st Pete Rademacher, 1056 Olympic hexing champion, who has never ). -u .•! p',ifr:-sional fight. The pro* j ;.i ■. fi fight, to which both the j N itional Boxing Association and j New York Commission have re* ! fused to give their approval, is | scheduled for Aug. 22 in Seattle. | Rndomarher is a hometown boy ! there.

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