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WEEK ENDING SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 1958
NCC Cage Coach Named To State Ranking Board
By BILL BROWER
The fading year was a great one
for tan athletes; it provided their
staunch adherents some great mo
It was marked also by controver
sy—the most provocative erupted
over Jackie Robinson's retirement
The year was under way au
spiciously. Jim Brown was here for
Syracuse (Three touchdowns three
conversions) as the Orange was
edged by Texas -Christian, 28-27 in
the Cotton Bowl at Dallas.
Collins Hagler starred (2 touch
downs) as lowa beat Oregan State,
35-19, in the Rose Bowl at Pasa
Then came a bitter pill; Sugar
Ray Robinson is decisioned by
Gene Fullmer for the middleweight
Sandy Saddler, featherweight
champion, was forced into retire
ment by failing eyesight.
Carmen Basilio kayoed Johnny
Saxton in the second round for the
Phil Reavis, Villanova. betters
AAU indoor high jump record of
feet 9 1-4 inches by a leap of 6
feet, 9 1-2 inches.
Dave Richetts. Duqesne star, set
National Collegiate record of 42
straight foul shots.
Joe Brown retains lightweight
title with TKO over Bud Smith.
North Carolina won over Kansas
(Wilt Chamberlain, Maurice King)
in triple overtime, 54-53, for Na
tional Collegiate Athletic Associa
tion basketball champion-hip.
Bradley (Bobby Joe Mason, Joe
McDade, Shellie McMlllon and
Curley Johnson) won over Mem
phis State, 84-83, for National In
vitational Tourney championship.
Boston Celtics (Billy Russell)
copped the National Basketball As
sociation title .defeating St. Louis
Hawks, 125-123, in double overtime.
Russell grabbed 244 in 10 ganv_-5 for
rebound record in NBA playoffs;
old record, 207 in 12 games.
Ray Rnhinson regains middle
weight championship, knocking out
Eerie Fullmer in the fifth round.
Gene Baker, Chicago Cubs in
sider, dealt to Pittsburgh Pirates
In multiple player deal.
Harry Simpson traded to New
York Yankees in switch involving
Althea Gibson won the Wimble
don Women's Tennis Title; an un
precedented feat for a tan athlete.
For the first time in history,
three tan athletes comprised the
outfield for the National League in
the All-Star game-Frank Robinson,
Cincinnati. In left; Willie Mays.
New York, center, and Hank
Aaron, Milwaukee, right. American
League victorious, with Minnie Mi
neso, Chicago White Sox, in star
tloyd Patterson kayos Hurricane
Jackson in his first heavyweight
Mias Gibson adds the U. S. wom
en’s tennis title to her growing
list of championships.
Hank Aaron; hero in Milwaukee
as his 10-inning homer gives the
Braves a 4-2 National League pen
nant clinching victory.
Aaron wins the NL home run
championship and leads in several
other offensive departments.
Wes Covington, Braves' leftfield- j
er, field star, and Aaron hitting j
star as Braves won World Series j
from New’ York Yankees, 4-3, in
Aaron voted the most valuable j
player in the NL.
Patterson knocked out Pete Ra- !
demacher in second defense of |
Archie Moore successfully de
fended his light heavyweight title,
knocking out Tony Anthony.
Jim Brown starred in pro foot
ball for the Cleveland Browns, He
set National Football League single
game individual rushing record by
gaining 237 yards against the Los
Angeles Rams He also won the in
dividual ground gaining champion
ship and was cinch for-rookie-of
Larry Doby traded to Baltimore
Orioles by the Chicago White Sox.
The Sox also traded Minoso tc the
Cleveland Indians and obtained A1
Smith in a 4-p!ayer deal.
Jim Pace, Michigan halfback,
voted the most valuable player in
the Big Ten Conference.
Miss Gibson designaaetd the No.
1 woman tennis player in the coun
' Alien U. Beats
Clark For 4th
Win Os Season
COLUMBIA, S. C. (ANP>—Allen
University's fast-breaking team
tok an early lead and defeaatod
Clark College of Atlanta, 66-fil, 'or
their 4th win of the season last
The well-oiled machine was ver
satile in confusing the Pr.nthers
throughout the contest. Excellent
performances were turned in by
each as four reached double fig
ures in scoring and two others
«uere ’■'roininoint in floor pl?.y.
WASHINGTON. D. C. (ANPt
Former heavyweight boxing
champions Jersey Joe Walcott and
Jimmy Braddock joined ex-middle
weight king Mickey Walker in
helping to hitrhlight the Jimmy
Lake Night boxing show at Capitol
Arena here Jan. 1, it was discios
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EAGER HANDS reach for a
loose hall in a consolation game
of the Dixie (Task: between St.
Louis and Northwestern last
Brown Is First Rookie To
Lead All-Star Ballot Poll
NEW YORK (ANP) Clove- The former Syracuse university
land Browns’ rookie fullback Jim ace netted 27 votes for the full-
Brown last week became the first • back slot, a position he never i
rookie ever to lead the voting for j played in college, and two for
the annual United Press National halfback. The All-Star team was
Football League All-:'.tar team, j selected by 31 sports writers who)
collecting a maximum of 29 out of j covered NFL games,
a possible 31 votes. ! In addition to Brown, other tan !
John Henry Johnson Sparkles As
Lions Whip 49’ ers In California
NEW YORK (ANP) Footbr.ll .
fans were let down at the outcome j
of the playoff game in San Fran- j
cisco between the ’49crs and the >
Detroit Lions. The 49ers were senti- j
mental favorites to win and for a !
while, it looked as if they had the j
game it* the bag going into the
Shaw, Elizabeth City Clash Tuesday
Tire Shaw University Bears will
play the Elizabeth City State Col
lege Pirates on Tuesday, January
Heavyweight Champ Floyd Patterson
Is Guest At Interracial N. Y. Forum
NEW YORK (ANP) “Al
though there have been some re- j
cent setbacks, the overall inter
racial situation is improving arid
opportunities for Negroes are con
stantly increasing,” world heavy
weight boxing champion Floyd
Patterson told the Catholic Inter
racial Forum here last week.
Patterson, who has success
fully defended his title in sev
eral championship fights, said
he believed also that promi
nent athletes and other popu
lar figures could help inter
racial harmony by giving it
their public support. The ex
ample of Jackie Robinson, he
said, has helped to break down
barriers in many fields.
At the well-attended forum
Happy Khmer New Year.
WAITING ARMS Seattle’s Elgin Baylor (22) seems to he of target as he goes up for a basket,
closely guarded by long-limbed John Fipraynski (44) f ( «nnecticut, during the December 26th Holiday
Festival game In Madison Square Garden. Watching are Connecticut’s Jack Rose (21). at left, and Ed
Muriiu via,, GsLL 37 52. PHHSS PHOTO'.
I Saturday ai N. C. State College, j
Raleigh. St. Louis forward j
George Burkel (44) and North
western forward Phil Warren I
. second half loading 24 7.
| But the Detroit mob never gave
| up. surging back for a field goal.
By a quirk of fate, the final score
i 31-27, denied Joe "Jet” Perry a
j chance of playing for the world
; championship, but that same quirk
| 7, at 8:if» p.m. in Spaulding Gym- j
1 The Bear's will be seeking re- j
, which included Lawrence Pierce. 1 oltc Interracial council and Lloyd
; president of the Brooklyn Cain-1 Davis, executive secretary
Lang Offers iinaso $40,000
Contrast; Bonus Over Chisago
CHICAGO (ANP) -- Orestes
(Minnie) Minoso received a sur
prise Christmas gift last week.
Frank Lane, new general man
ager of the Cleveand Indians and
Minnie's new front office boss,
offered the outfielder a $40,000
contract for 1958. The amount I
tops by $5,000 the $35,000 Minoso
received from the Palo Hose last 1
! (5) and guard Floyd Campbell
j (22) all look for ball. (UNITED
I PRESS TELEPHOTO).
stars selected for the team were
Chicago Cardinals’ halfback Ollie
Matson and New York Giants’ tac
kle Roosevelt Brown, who were
chosen for the first team, and
Baltimore’s halfback. Lenny
Moore, Cleveland's end Len Ford,
and the Giants’ Em Tunnell, for
the secondary .squad.
of fate gave his former teammate,
John Henry Johnson, the opportu
nity to win more gold and more
John Henry is the only tan play
er on the Liens team having been
obtained from the 49ers at the be
ginning of the season.
| venge on their home court having
j iost to Ezizabeth City 91-73 on the
j Pirate's territory on December 13.
. season. Minnie, always a man
with a sharp eye for a buck, was
expected to sign promptly.
•Minoso, the White Sox spark
, plug for the past three seasons,
was traded to the Indians recently
i in a four-piayer deal. He went to
the Indians along with Freddie
1 Hatfield, an infielder.
Floyd H. Gr own Represents
Tarheeiia On Nat’l Board
DURHAM Floyd H. Brown,
basketball coach at North Caro
lina College, has been selected
North Carolina representative for
Ihe Ranking Board for Coilege Di
vision Basketball Teams in North
The Board is being set up in
cooperation with the NCAA
and the United Press. Accord
ing to Walter Byers. NCAA
Executive Director, "The Unit
ed Press has requested that we
select one man in each state to
serve on the Ss rketbali Rank
ing Board, and each Monday
these persons shall file listings
Howard U. Cagers Meet
D. C. Teachers Saturday
WASHINGTON, D. C. Howard
University resumes its basketball
schedule Saturday (Jan. 4) meeting
District of Columbia Teachers Col
lege at Capital Arena. Game time
is 3:15 p.m.
This will mark the first, contest
for the Bisons since December 14th
when they broke for the Christ
mas recess. The game with D. C.
Teachers will also be Howard’*
first non-Central Intercollegiate
Athletic Association encounter of
Three such games arc on Up
next week, however, all in
New Jersey. The Bisons meet
Upsala at East Orange next
Tuesday, the Newark. Division
of Rutgers on Friday, and Blo
omfield State Teachers at Blo
omfield on Saturday. One CIA-
A game is on next week's
schedule. On Wednesday Ho
ward meets Morgan State at
Credits Toledo U.’s Fine
Showing To Three Players
TOLEDO. O. (ANP) There is
a distinct eastern flavor to the U
niversity of Toledo basketball
team, an early season surprise in
Undefeated in their first four
games, the Rockets concede a
great deal of the credit to the
fine .performances of Willie
Newsom and Bernie Cabey,
both .sophomores from New
York City, and Al Mann, a
junior from Brooklyn.
Vann (6-2, 179 pounds) is regard
ed as one of the team’s most valu
able players. He is the quarterback
on the floor, directing play and
steadying his teammates.
A veteran, he played high school
ball in Brooklyn. In his varsity de
but last year, Var. was the Rockets'
second highest scorer with 291
points. But this season ,Vann has
Pro Football Aided By
Tan Players’ Showing
CHICAGO (ANP) Although
he fell short of the coveted, tar
get of gaining 1,000 yards in his
freshman season, Jimmy Browts,
Cleveland Browns’ first,-year full
back finished 242 yards ahead of
his nearest competitor for the
National Football League rushing
The brilliant 230-potmd runner
gained 942 yards in 202 attempts,
averaging 4.7 yards per carry.
Thus, he bested Rick Casares,
Chicago Bears’ fullback, whose
700 yards in 204 attempts (3.4
average) was good enough for the
Brown, a solid candidate for
rookie-of-the-year honors, also
scored 10 touchdowns and 60
points, finishing in a tie for eigh
th. Only one other player scored
more touchdowns than Brown.
Lenny Moore, of the Baltimore
Colts, tallied 11, for 86 points.
John Henry Johnson, De
troit Lions’ fullback who came
on with a rush in the last
half of the season, finished
fourth with 621 yards. Tom
Wilson, Los Angeles halfback,
earfy season pacesetter, was
fourth with SI 6,
Wilson, who accumulated his
yardage in 127 attempts, had the
best average per try (4.9 yards).
Johnson ran the ball 129 times
for a 4.8 average.
Ollie Matson, with one game
remaining, had a chance to move i
up. The veteran Chicago Carcii- !
nal runner gained 588 yards in I
132 attempts for a 4,5 average. i
Other tan players among the
first 10 rushers were Willie Gall
niore, sensational rookie halfback
for the Bears, with 538 yards on
127 carries and a 4.2 average, and
another* prized freshman, Clar
ence Peaks, Philadelphia Eagles’
fullback, whose 495 yards on 125
attempts produced a 1-yard ave
Matson was among the leading
point makers with nine touch
downs for 54 points.
Jack McClairen, Pittsburgh
Steeler pas* catching ace, had
44 receptions but dropped to
third place. However, he stiil
had a chance to move up in
the pass-catching department
with one game left. McClairen
receptions covered 572 yafds
and he had scored one touch
Fifth among the receivers was
Moore, whose 40 receptions cov
ered 687 yards and he scored 7
SraMWNmma ofi.- r -eeeivtnsr passes.
of the top ten college division
teams to various UP offices via
collect telegram press rate.”
Any four-year degree granting
institution is eligible for the college
division rating provided the insti
tutiuii is iiot listed in NCAA ma
jor statistical basketball releases
and does not hold membership in
one of the allied NCAA confe
rences whose championship team
automatically qualifies for the Nat
ional Collegiate Basketball (Uni
versity Division) Tournament.
Brown has previously served on
several national statistical and nat
ional tournament committees.
Howard will be out to snap a
three-game losing streak when it
meets D. C. Teachers. Off to their
best start in many years by win
ning their first five games, the Bis
ons reversed their form complete
ly. dropping their next three con
Coach Tom Hart Is at a loss
to explain how the Bisons fold
ed in their last week of play.
Two of the losses were suffer
ed at the hands of Johnson C.
Smith and St. Paul, both of
whom Howard had beaten
handily on the road.
The Bisons resumed practice
yesterday following a layoff of
three weeks. Hart’s chief problem
now seems to be getting his boys
back in shape especially his start
ing five. With an Inexperienced
-’bench,” the Bisons will probably
have to go all the way with their
starting unit if they are to remain
in contention f or a CIAA Tourna
taken over the .scoring lead for the
Rockets and has been the team s
most consistent performer.
Newsom (6-3, !95 pounds) is
classified as a ronbomore, but
is playing his second season on
TU’s Cage squad. He put in the
last half of the. 1956-57 season,
scouring 114 points in eight
games for a 14.3 average.
Despite a fiaetured ankle suffer
ed earlier, this year, Newsom, a
George Washington High (NYC)
product, has taken over a starting
position despite missing the early
Cabey (6-4, 195 pounds) came
from DeWitt Clinton High School
in New York City. He is a good re
bounder and shooter and a dan
gerous driver He was second high
est scorer on the freshman team a
year ago with a 11.2 average.
In pass receptions, Milt- Davis.
Moore’s teammate, was tied for
first place with 10. He returned
them for 219 yards and tallied
twice or. stoner. aerials, including
a 75-yard run.
Seventh among pass pilfers was
the hardy perennial Em Tunnell,
of the New York Giants. Em
grabbed off 6, running them back
for a total of 87 yards and scor
ing a touchdown on a 52-yard
Fifth among the punters—
and with a chance to improve
on that position in his final
game—was Dave Mann, Chi
cago Cardinal halfback. Mann
kicked 54 times for a 42.4
average. His longest punt trav
elled 87 yards.
Versatile Woodley Levis,
Chicago Cardinals’ end was
second among punt rctnin
leaders. He ran back 22 punts
for 170 yards, a 7.7 average,
and returned 25 kickoffs for
655 yards and a 26.2 average.
Tunnell was eight among punt
return specialists. His 12 returns
covered 60 yards for a 5-yard
average. J. D. Smith. San Fran
cisco Forty-Ninners' handy opera
tive, returned 14 kickoffs ior 368
yards and a 26.3 average.
On Cage Stars
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio CAN-
P)—Bowling Green State Univer
sity. perennially a basketball pow
er in this neck of the woods, is
counting on two tan operatives to
aid it to an impressive season.
The two starters among the five
tan members of the Falcons are
Chunk McCampbeil (6-2. 200) and
Frank Wade (6-1, 175), who were
high school rivals a few years ago
in Columbus, Ohio. Both are juni
McCampbeil, voted the team’s
most valuable player last season,
is regarded as the best defensive
man on the team. He has improv
ed his scoring touch and is a
double-figure threat in most
games. He was the Falcons’ sec
ond best rebounder last season.
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ed he r . plenty on tlv hall during the December 26th game with
I'iltsbuigh, as the sixth nnual Eastern College Athletic Conference
Holiday Festival opened at Madison Square Garden. In the first of
lids three-phoio combo (top), Norman, spilled in a collision with
.-’ill's Don Heennon 115). in dark uniform, reaches around him and
Pins a pass to team:-; > Bill Kennedy (4), center photo. Kennedy
<:•"• ~ donn . bidi-on -hoto. as Norman rolls over from the
Happy Khmer New Year.
AGGIES SCORE Joe Howell (1), star play maker for (he ALT
College Aggies ti: > s a one-hand pu.h shot in (he game against th«
North Carolina College Eagles played in Greensboro last week. Carl
ton “Ding Dong” B< II (12) makes a disparate, but vain, effort t*
block the shot as John Riley (IS) awaits the rebound. The Aggie*
won, 74-67. (heir first victory over (lie Eagles since 1955.
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