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RAP Nips N.
The RAP trailed by 14 points at
half time and gained twenty-two
points in the second half to defeat
the NYBA by a score of 22-14.
Both teams showed an explosive
offense in the first half. An inter
ception by Harvey Reid stopped
the RAP’s first scoring drive. Later
in the first quarter, Shedrick
Adams completed a 55 yard pass
to Frankie Barnes. With Willie
Hampton passing and Charles
Isaac receiving, the RAP moved
to the NYBA 20 yard line. The
NYBA defense line proved to be
at its best, after a 55 yard punt
return by Frankie Barnes. On an
optional play, halfback Harvey
Reid connected with Glenn White
for a pass.
RAP again threatened to score
but the strong NYBA defensive
line, led by Thurmond Dubois and
Danny Terry, stopped the RAP’s
In the second half, Willie Hamp
ton found the NYBA’s weakness
and then filled the air with passes.
Hampton threw touchdown passes
to Charles Isaac, one for 55 and
another for 65 yards. With their
ball control attacked, NYBA’s de
fense failed to stop the RAP.
Other players were Reginald
Harriston and Duke Brannon from
NYBA and Cecil Butler, Alphonzo
Caruthers, and Phil Wiliford from
JIM CROW’S FUNERAL .
(C’oiitiiuu'd from Page One)
“I do not want to catch old age,
either,” said Simple.
“Old age catches everyone soon
er or later. No human is immortal
on this earth. You were not meant
to stay here forever.”
“I’d like to stay here,” said
“For what purpose?”
“To live to see the day when I
would not have to hire a lawyer
to go to the Supreme Court to eat
in a restaurant in Virginia. I would
like to livp to see the day when I
could eat anywhere in the U.S.A.”
“That may not be long,” I said.
“It will be longer than it takes
for some germ to mow me down,”
said Simple. “If Jim Crow was
only human, maybe Jim Crow
would get sick, catch pneumonia,
get knotted up with arthritis, have
gallstones, a strain, t.b., cancer,
else a bad heart — and die. I would
not mind seeing Jim Crow die. If
necessary, put to death. In fact, I
would pay for Jim Crow’s funeral
— even send flowers. If the family
requested, I would even rise and
preach his funeral. Yes, I would!
I would say ‘Jim Crow, Jim Crow,
the Lord has taken you away!
Thank God, Jim Crow, you will
never again drink from no white
water fountain while I go dry.
Never again, Jim Crow, will you
set up in front of the buses from
Washington to New Orleans while
I rides back over the wheels.
Never again will you, Jim Crow,
laying here dead, rise up and call
me out by name, nigger. I got
you in my power now, and I will
preach you to your grave.
“ ‘You did not know a Negro
was going to preach your funeral,
did you, Jim Crow? Well, I is?
Me, Jesse B. Semple, was made in
the image of God from time eternal
from the clay of the infinite into
whom was breathed the Breath of
Life just to preach your funeral,
Jim Crow, and to consign you to
the dust where you may rot in
peace until the world stops spin
ning around in the universe and
comes to a halt so all-of-a-sudden-
hell-fired-quick that it will fling
you, me and everybody through the
A.M. and the P.M. of Judgment
wham to the foot of the throne of
God! God will say, Jim Crow!
Jim Crow! Get away! Hide your
self hence! Make haste — and take
your place in hell!
“ ‘I’m sorry, but that is what
God will say, Jim Crow. So I might
as well say it first.
“ ‘It gives me great pleasure,
Jim Crow, to close your funeral
with these words — as the top is
shut on your casket and the hearse
pulls up outside the door — and
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How Did St Happen
Big Tom Lawrence of the Gladia
tors Boxing Club was asked how
the club began and replied, “It
started in 1987 when I began to
teach boxing.” He was working on
Second Street with the assistance
of Larry Gordon and approximate
ly eight other trainees.
Big Tom’s interest in boxing led
him to teaching boys from the
Happy Hill, Columbia Heights, and
Terrace areas. This was done on
his own time — he received no
salary for this. Later he was hired
by the Experiment in Self-Reliance
to organize a boxing program.
Tom was allowed two hours a
day to train boys from different
sections of the city. He visited
many different playgrounds, talk
ed to many of the young men, and
generally showed earnest concern
A few years later, he organized
the integrated Gladiators Boxing
Club, ages ranging from 13 to 25.
They have traveled to such places
as Georgia, Segro, High Point,
N. C., South Carolina and Leaks-
ville. The club boasts 120 wins
and 38 losses, making a total of
On October 31 through November
2, the Gladiators will initiate an
annual State Championship fight.
The cost will be approximately
The next match for the Gladia
tors will be in Charleston, S. C.
James Smith, a Atkins 190 lb.
sophomore halfback, has been the
man to watch on the gridiron
this season. He has led the
“Camels” through six straight vic
tories this year. Smith did a won
derful job by scoring three touch
downs in the Atkins vs. Carver
game. It is expected that Smith
will lead the way when the Camels
meet the Demons, Friday Novem
ber 8 at Bowman Gray Stadium.
There is surely going to be a battle
between Smith and Reynolds’ Stan
Crews. Crews has the advantage
of speed and a little more experi
ence over Smith, only their aver
age per carry is just about the
sf.me. Smith, a sophomore has the
chance to come up. Smith of
Atkins and Crews of Reynolds are
two interesting players to watch, so
Talmadge, Eastland, and Byrnes
wipe their weeping eyes — and
every coach on the Southern Rail
road is draped in mourning — as
the Confederate flag is at half-
mast — and the D.A.R. has fainted
— Jim Crow, you go to hell!’ ”
From Simple Stakes A Claim, by
Langston Hughes. Published by
Rinehart and Company, Inc. 1957.
Black Athletes In
The educators in various white
institutions are expecting a little
more from the academic side of
their Black athletes. This supports
the statement that Black athletes
must surpass their white counter
parts on the field as well as in the
classroom in order to gain recogni
For example, Leroy Keys who
plays halfback for Purdue Univer
sity delivers a ball as well as a
quarterback, catches a ball as
well as an end, and runs more than
any other halfback in college; but
he still does not receive his due
In summary. Black athletes in
white institutions are shortchanged
— a grave mistake.
Black Word Power
How is your Black word power?
Can you rap to your Black brothers
and sisters? If not, try learning
some of the terms they use.
Rap — to talk
Dig it — understand
Chippie — a young girlfriend
Sheen — an old car
Hip City — a school in East
Lilipoot — not bright; stupid
Fay-Broad — a white girl
Beautiful — to confirm something
Bird — a skinny girl
Kick — the latest dance
Boss Man — a girl’s main man
Nose Job — when a boy or girl
is in love
Lamps — large sunglasses
The last time I predicted two
out of four correct games. I must
say that the prediction of Atkins
and Anderson was a bad one. Look
for more exciting and action pack
ed sports in the next issue.
REYNOLDS 20 ATKINS 19
This game will be one of the
toughest of the season. Both teams
are about even in personnel. Stan
Crews of Reynolds could make the
difference in the game. If Atkins
can contain Crews, look out, for
mother upset will be seeking
HOUSE OF COMMONS . . .
(Continued from I’age One)
Association members acted as
guides for the visitors. The mem
bers explained to the visitors what
activity was conducted in each of
the rooms in the house. Exquisite
art done by artists, Robert John
son, Arthur Rice, David Tucker,
Glenn White, Alphonzo Brannon
and Gilbert Young, decorated the
newly paneled walls.