PAGE FOUR THE SOULER NOVEMBER, 1968 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. Y.B.A. 22-14 RAP again threatened to score but the strong NYBA defensive line, led by Thurmond Dubois and Danny Terry, stopped the RAP’s attack. 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 the RAP. —Leroy Morris JIM CROW’S FUNERAL . (C’oiitiiuu'd from Page One) something.” “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 Simple. “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 Subscription Order I wish to subscribe to the SOULER for a period of: 12 months $1 80 4 months $ .60 6 months ... $ .90 3 months $ .45 Name (Please print) Address Phone Enclosed is my check or money order for Mail to: The SOULER Staff, N.Y.B.A. House of Commons 1018 N. Patterson Ave., Winston-Salem, N. C. 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 for them. 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 158 matches. On October 31 through November 2, the Gladiators will initiate an annual State Championship fight. The cost will be approximately $1,900 annually. The next match for the Gladia tors will be in Charleston, S. C. —Harvey Reid Atkins Ace 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 Smith, a sophomore has the chance to come up. Smith of Atkins and Crews of Reynolds are two interesting players to watch, so be there. 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 White Institutions 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 tion. 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 recognition. In summary. Black athletes in white institutions are shortchanged — a grave mistake. —Reginald Hairston 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 Winston 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 —Patricia Moore Hank Predicts 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 another victim. 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. —Ivory Rice

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