RALEIGH. N. C., SATURDAY. JANUARY 11. 1984
Cassius Clay Fails To Show Up For Army Examination.
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Campanella Leads In Bid For “Hall Fame ” Honor
Says Mix-Up Developed;
He’ll Take Exam In Fla.
NEW YORK (ANP>— In typical
fashion. Cassius Clay, the 'Louis
viXe Lip." last week kept Army
officials and reporters waiting for
pours at the U. S. Army Induction
Center here, where he was schedul
ed for hi* pre-draft physical exa
mination. But it was disclosed later
that a misunderstanding had de
veloped and that? he would take the
examination in Miami.
However, for a while H ap
peared that Clay, who usually
“pop* off" about virtually every
thing, had gotten himself Into
hot water with Uncle flam.
Ho was expected to report at
the center at 1 a. m.. but he
HOLDS FIRST NEWS CONFERENCE Woril heavy
might boxing champion Charle# (Sonny) Linton held his first
new * conference ol the year in Las Vegas, Nevada's Thunderhird
Hotel last Thursday. Liston will defend his title February 25 in
Miami Beach, Fla., against Caesius Marcellous Clay. Liston is in
training 4,000 miles from th% battle site, “so* I don’t hear that
loud mouth sounding off." ( UP! PHOTO).
THREE GIANTSTO UNDERGO SURGERY Pnepect
a/ impending surgery doesn't seem to perturb this cheerful trio,
Now York Giants’ fineback Mickey Walker, halfback Allan
Webb, and end Joe Walton (left to rtght). as they await opera
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didn’t show up. snd at 10, the
press was informed that Clay
had arranged to have his cre
dentials transferred from New
York to Florida.
This was done because Clay la
in training in Miami for his heavy
weight title bout with champion
Sonny Liston on February 28. The
boastful Louisville boxer says Lis
ton "will fall in eight.” He calls
Sonny “that big ugly bear.”
This was the second time that
Clay had transferred hia draft pa
pers. In November, he had them
transferred from Louisville, Ky.,
to New York.
TRYING TO GET THROUGH John Thompson (50) of Providence tries to get a shot
off over the guard of St. John's Ken Wirell (14) during game in the Holiday Basketball Festival
at Madison Square Garden December 30th. Providence won, 72-67, gaining filth place in the meet.
Thompson threw in 20 points (UPI PHOTO).
BY L. I. “BROCK" BROt KEN
BURY I'M THANKFUL
LOS ANGELF.S (ANT>>—For
some time now, I have not bothered
you with anv mention of my illness
of July 27, 1962, when 1 suffered a
stroke in Detroit. . . If you will
bear with me, T promise not- to do
it again. But at this joyful season,
1 feel compelled to pause and show
my appreciation and reiterate my
thanks for what has been done for
I am sure you will agree that I
have a great deal to be thankful
for. A little over a year ago. 1
could not move. Today, although
I still have some difficulty with my
speech, I can be understood I can
walk as good as ever I could All
this, u hen at the time of my stroke.
I was not even expected to live.
The Lord muat be at the head
of the list of the many who
worked to save my life, for all
things come from Him. Com
pleting the list would be Long
worth (Khorlie) Quinn, editor
general manager of the Michi
gan Chronicle. I waa in hie of
tians at St. Vincent's Hospital, New York. Jan. 2nd. Surgery was
performed on the players' knees Jan. 3rd for removal ot loose
cartilages and other minor obstructions. fUPI PHOTO)
flee In Detroit when I was
stricken. It was his quick think
ing that got me Into the beet
hospital where I received the/
best possible medical
The drug that was used to dis
solve the on my brain was a
new one. It was not available in
all hospitals. And because of "Shor
ty" Quinn, I was' sent to Ford hos
pital. If I had had a stroke four
years ago, I would have died be
cause this drug was qot available.
Then there is Dr. Arthur B
Eiscnbrey, neurologist at I\>rd Hos
pital, who worked frantically over
me all night long - finally succeed
ing in dissolving the clot on my
Dr. F Pearl Mcßroom, internal
I medicine specialist of Los Angeles,
had been working with me before.
I and when I had the stroke, she was
'in immediate contact with Ford
i hospital and those who were work
ing on me All during my stay at
Ford hospital in Detroit, she kept
in contact with the doctors there.
I am still in her care. Dr. Mcßroom
I is one of the leading heart specia-
lists In tha country.
Then there were the many pra
yers that were said for me. My
many friends, told me they had
prayed for me, and I believe them.
I know the prayers helped because
I could feel the results and .knew it
could only be the result of Divine
aid. Even though we have the best
doctors, specialists, therapists, etc.,
there is only so much that they can
do. Then we must rely on God's
power t o take over. lam very
grateful to my many friends who
took time to pray for me.
I must say a word, too, about
the therapists at both the Ford hos
pital and Cedars of Lebanon here
They really went all out working
with me to get me moving around
and talking again. I have since re
visited Detroit and went to Ford
Hospital to see some of those who
were with me when I became ill.
They couldn’t believe It when they
saw me walk in. One of the male
nurse* actually shed tears when he
saw me. They thought it was a
miracle - and it was!
I have kept the same weight
new for a year and two months.
I am staying between 1M and
tee pounds. 1 have bad all my
elathe* cat down er new suite
made, oe I have to maintain
this weight, or go around in
rags. I will never allow myself
to get back to what 1 was two
It was a tribute I shall never for
get I don't think there has ever
been a more impressive gathering
of local sports greats, including
athletes and writers, for such an
occasion. I was overwhelmed.
I will always be grateful to Brad
and Mari* for their tremendous
effort. That la why I got a big kick
out of Brad’s being projected as
one of the top sports editors in the
country for his coverage of the
Anthony Lorick case. He really
got some great publicity in the top
newspapers and radio sportscasts.
1 was really proud of him.
In all of this. I ralize there is
nothing like friendship. I have so
many friends - many whom I did
not even know. To all of you - each
and every one. - I say thank you
for your friendship. A Happy New
Year to you and your families. And
may God forever bless you.
92 To 91
Robert Height mad* a free throw
with four seconds left to give Shaw
University's Bears a 92-91 victory
over Elisabeth City State's Vikirks
at Elisabeth City Monday night
The Bears led at halftime. 49-40
but in the second half Elisabeth
City rallied to take a 10 point lead.
The* H waa the Bears' tans
to rally and they dM It sacre—
htlly to ran their easiferetire
record to 7-#. They will be at
hams Thursday. January 9.
with Livtngstan College a a
Ira Mitchell F-I1” sophomore
fiom New York City, led the se
cond half Shaw spurt He got 14 of
bis 28 points in that time. Joe By*
er*. F-l sophomore from Greens
boro. scored 21 points Robert Fran-
TAN STARS WHOOP IT UP
AFTER HEAPS CHAM
CHICAGO (ANP»—Ute Chicago
Bears’ dressing room was a bed
lam of excitement. Players, coach
es and wetl-wlahers were yelling
at the top of their vetoes in un
restrained Jubilation. And there
were the traditional handshaking
and backstopping as the player*
congratulated one another on their
14-10 championship conquest of
the eratwhito haughty Mew York
Shout* of “We Made I C" filled
“We ate the Champs!*
shouted Bennie Mcßae, form
er Michigan grid and sprint
star, who was ana of the big
stars of the game. “Tea. we
really proved we’re the
champs!” blonde, boyish Dove
Whit** II almost shouted in re
Tan Mcßae and Whitsell knew
whereof they spoke. The two, a
long with Roosevelt Taylor, ex-
G rambling college star, were
thorns in the side of the Giants
all afternoon on the frozen grid
iron of W rig ley Field. And their
heroics were cheered lustily by the
capacity, partisan crowd of 45.801,
wearing all sort* of outlandish
costumes to ward off the bone
chilling eight-degree (above zero)
Mcßae and Taylor, and safety
man Richie Petti bon, “read" Y.
A. Tittle, the Giants see quarter
back, like a book. They covered
the defensive backfield like a
blanket, particularly In the third
and fourth quarters, when Mcßae
came up with a “money play” on
an interception of a long pass
from Tittle Intended for Alex
Webeter In the Bears’ end zone
with only about four minutes. 20
seconds remaining in the game.
He was mobbed by his teammates
as he returned to the sidelines.
Prairie View Panthers Capture
Coveted Scott Memorial Trophy
ATLANTA, Ok —The Panther* of
Prairie View A&M College, Texas,
have been named the 1963 reci
pients of The W. A. Scott, 11, Me
morial Trophy, annually awarded
by The 100 per cent Wrong Club.
Atlanta, to the mythical champion
ship team of Negro intercollegiate
football, according to announce
ment made last week by the Club’s
president, A. L. Thompson.
William J. "Billy" Nicks.
Prairie View athletic director
and bead football coach, and
hi * star quarterback, Jimmy
Kearney, were named "Football
Coach” and "Collegiate Player”
of the year, respectively, by the
199 per centers. Mr. Nle k»’
team had a 9-9 record for the
regular season, while in post
season competition hi* Panthers
defeated Kearney State Col
lege. Nebraska. 29-7. In an NA
IA small college play-off.
At Sacramento, California the
Panthers dropped the NAIA cham
pionship, 33-27. to St John’s Col
lege, Collegeville. Minn., in a hotly
contested Camellia Bowl game.
During the season. Prairie View
defeated Lackland' AFB, Jackson
Gi ambling. Arkansas AM&N, Bi
shop. Alcorn and Southern.
The Scott Trophy, sponsored
by the Coca-Cola company,
Atlanta. Ga.. waa initiated a de
cade age by The 199 per cent
Wrong Club of THE ATLAN
TA DAILY WORLD In ammo
,ry of the newspaper's founder
and first •dlter-poblUher. W.
A. Scott, 11. an All-American
quarterback at Morehouse Col
lege in the Isle twenties. Tha
award will be made in Atlanta
on January 31.
At the 39th annual AU-Sporte
Jamboree, honors are also set for
two other coaches of the year, a
professional football player, a
sports public relations man and the
club's all-Southern Intercollegiate
Athletic Conference. "The Pioneer
Award*.” and “Tha Two Friends
Awards” which honor the memory
of A. F. Herndon, founder of The
Atlanta LUO Insurance Company,
will be announed at a later date.
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If Elected, Campy Will JcL
Jackie Robinson, Others
NEW YORK (ANP)—Roy Camp
anella, former Brooklyn Dodger
great and one of baseball’s greatest
catchers until an automobile acci
dent ended his playing career ab
ruptly, appeared headed to become
th* second Negro to be elected to
the “Hall of Fame”, as the year 1963
rolled to a finish.
If elected to to# baDettng
seen by 8M members of the
BsaaMall Writers *f America.
“Campy" will Jain Jackie Ro
binson. whe currently is th*
only Negro member of to*
"Hall as Fame ”
Campanella, crippled from the
waist down snd confined to a whel
chair aa a result of the accident
heads a list of distinguished candi
dates that include such former play
er* as ex-New York Yankee right
hander Red Ruffing, former Chica
go White Sox short stop Luke Ap
pling ex-Boeton Red Sox outfielder
Dom DiMaggio, the Yanks’ one
time formidable hurlr Bobo New
som and ex-Pittsburgh slugger
Sharpshooting Delaware State
Cagers Play Philly Textile Thurs.
DOVER, D e I.—T h e Delaware
State Hornet* return to action on
Thursday, January 9, when they
travel to Philadelphia to meet Phi
Delaware State has won six con
secutive victories and will take an
overall record of 6 win* and 1 de
feat into the regional contest be
tween the two small colleges. The
Hornets' CIAA record is 3 wins and
Coach Bennie Cror;:'j DSC
Anne, Maryland, are the Clubs’ I for 1963.
basketball and track eeaches
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Robinson and former Cleveland
lindians fireball pitcher Bob Feller
were elected to the “Hall” in 1982.
Jackie was installed in ceremonies
at Coopentown, N. Y, th* shrine
of baseball, last July.
To be eligible for election, a can
didate must be retired at toast
five yean and must have bean an
active player no more than 20 years
ago. Any playar namad on 72 par
cent of completed ballots is elected.
Campanrite’s credential* la
lane *f only tw* players to ha
accorded toe haner) as toe Na
tional League’s mast valuable
player and 242 ham runs hit
In hia 14 yean aa a major lea
guer. The robust catcher was a
cinch to eventually hit 299 he
men or mere, when toe acci
Campanella had his greatest year
in 1953, when he set club records
with 142 runs batted in and 41
homers. Nineteen fifty three was
also one of the years when ha won
the MVP award.
quintet is a sharpshooting ag
gregation averaging 92.4 points
per game. Coach Bucky Harris
of Textile lost Herb Magee, one
of tbe highest small college
scorers In the nation by gradua
tion. but this one meeting of
these two small colleges looms
as a thriller.
DSC is steadily moving without
any one standout scorer. The fact
that Coach George has several com •
binations who score in double fi
gures gives depth lo his team.