“Night Train” Lane, All-Pro Star, Undergoes Surgery
In 6 Weeka
nrraorr (npd Dick (Night
Train) Lam, all-pro defensive
halfback at fee Detroit Lion* and
ex-husband of the late blue* sing
er Dinah Washington, underwent
surgery last Friday to correct a
knee Injury, but doctors said he’ll
be bade in fee lineup in from four
to six weeks.
Durtog fee surgery, doctors
seaweed a chunk of cartilage
frees fee knee. Use had cof
fered fee injury daring an tn
Because of his age—M—and the
apparent seriousness of the injury,
there were speculations that Lane
would be sidelined this entire sea
But Lions Coach George Wilson
remained optimisic. He had said be
fore the operation that Lane could
possibly return to the Bengals line
up in about six weeks, the same
period forecast by the doctors.
Yr. Sept. 19
ville state College Broncos will
open their 1964 grid season away
from home at South Carolina
Area Trade School in Denmark
on September 19, according to
Athletic Director H. L. Scott.
A slate of ten games, including
five home engagements, will pit
the local eleven against Living
ston? Collet:? on September 56.
The toe for High School Day, on
October 5, is Shew Untvrreltv,
Other home contests carded are
St. Paul's College. October 10:
Claflin College, October 31: and
the annual homecoming tilt with
Elisabeth City State College on
October IT will find the
Broncos at Allen University in
Columbia, South Carolina. In
remaining games, FSC will
face St. Augustine’s College in
Raleigh on October 24. Win
ston-Salem State College In
Winston-Salem on November
14 and Johnson C. Smith Uni
versity in Charlotte on Novep®-
m his third year as football
mentor, Coach Frank Robinson
says that it is too early to make
predictions about his 1964 squad.
The complete schedule lists:
Sept 19. South Carolina Area
Trade School at Denmark; Sept.
26, Livingstone College at Fayette
ville (High School Day); Oct. 3,
Shaw University at Fayetteville:
Oct. 17, Allen University at Co
lumbia. 8. C.: Oct. 34. St. Augus
tine’s College at Raleigh; Oct. 31,
Claflin College at Fayetteville;
Nov. 7. Elisabeth City State
College at Fayetteville (Homecom
ing) : Nov. 14. Winston-Salem
State College at Winston-Salem;
and Nov. 21, Johnson C. Smith
University at Charlotte.
Olson Short-Circuits Thornton’s
Light Heavyweight Title Hopes
SAN FRANCISCO ((NPl>—Vet
eran Carl (Bobo) Olson short-cir
cuited the campaign of young
Wayne Thornton for an early light
heavyweight title bout by scoring
a unanimous, upset decision over
Thornton in a nationally televised
10-round bout Friday night
IN A GREAT LIGHT BEER
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HANK AARON KNOCKS PHILLIES' PITCHER DOWN Bobby SHants, Philadelphia
Phillies pitcher, left, ia knocked oil hia feet covering home plate as Milwaukee Bravea right filder,
Hank Aaron acorea from third on a wild pitch in the eixth inning of the game, played /as# week at
Milwaukee. Philliea catcher Clay Dalxymple threw to Shants. (UPI PHOTO).
Coach ‘Marse’ Hill Os Morgan
Has 65 Grid Candidates
BALTIMORE Md.-M6rgsn State
College, which has an 8-1-0 CIAA
record last year, will have 65 candi
dates reporting tor football practice
Tuesday, Septembei 1, Coach Earl
Banks announced today.
Coach Ranks said the Bests
last 8 men from last year’s
Hampton Homecoming Foe:
Shawl). Bears Slate Ten
Games During Grid Year
The Shaw University Bears began
their initial football practice on
Thursday, September 1, on the
school’s athletic field. Coach R H.
(Stonewall) Jackson is expecting 20
Outstanding returning veter
ans will include Charles Bran
don, 20-year-eld, 288-lb. rising
senior of Rosemont, Fa.; Bean
regard King, 18, 204-lb. halfback
Junior, es Cheater, I. O.j Na
than Walton, It, 170-lb. quarter
back, janter, from Elisabeth
City; and Dalton Moore. !L 220-
lb. guard from New Barn.
Among the newcomers expected
are Robert Myles, halfback from
Brooklyn, N. Y„ and Calvin Web
Thorn tea had hoped to heat
Olsen decisively and bolster Ms
claim far a title bent with light
heavyweight champion Willie
Thornton at 178 pounds to Olson's
177 1-2 was a 8-5 pre-fight favorite.
ftrst team tneladteg All-Ameri
can Philip Oelneua; Leroy
Kelly, right halfback, whe la
trying out with the Cleveland
Broun*; and Oliver Dobbin*.
left halfback, whe la new with
the Buffalo Bills.
Line Coach Tslmadge (Marse)
star of Elisabeth City, tackle, both
reported to be strong men in their
respective positions. The Bears will
bold two practices a day until school
begins. No time will be lost in get
ting down to the basic fundamen
tals of football, says Coach Jackson.
The opening game will be played
on September 26. with Virginia Un
ion University as opponent on their
territory at Richmond, Va.
The Capital Claatte la set for
October tl. when the Shaw
Boars will taka an the Nerth
Carolina College Eagles at
Washington, D. C.
Coach Jackson regrets the loss
of Super Scout and Assistant Coach
Tommy Kee who has been appoint
ed Dean of Student* at Shaw.
Oct 10 Va. State ColL, 2:00 p.m.
Oct 17 Elizabeth City State, 2:00
Nov. 7 Hampton lnstf., 1:80 p.m.
Nov. 14 Morgan Sate Collage.
Nov. 26 Bt. Augustine's College,
1:30 pm. (Thanksgiving)
All home games played at Chavis
Sept. 38 Va. Union University,
Oct 3 Fayetteville State College,
Fayetteville. N. C.
Oct 34 Johnson C. Smith Univer
sity. Charlotte, N. C.
Oct 31 North Carolina College.
Washington, D. C, Capital
Nov. 31 Allan Univanity, Colum
bia, S. C.
Robert H. Jackson la head conch:
J. E. Lytle, athletic director, and
T. E. Kee, chairman, athletic com
BATON BOUOE, La OtPt> —As
professional football teems—Ameri
can and National leagues begin
to break camp and either awing to
the road or bead to the home flald.
three or five former Southern Uni
versity gridders remained on their
Fullback Mack Hill halfback Al
vin Raymond and and Sidney Wil
liams are fee former Jaguars who
hove survived all cuts so tar.
HJU la with the Earner City
o t the AFL. Raymond la
naming out of the Baltimore Colts
backfield. and Williams la with the
Before Ms team broke camp at
Liberty. Mo. last week. Hill called
and sard that he had played hi
two gamee—the Kansas City vic
tories over Oe bland's Raiders and
the Buffalo Bills—He. played the
Hill says his big Job is te find
One of the bright spots at Mor
gan. says Head Coach Banks, is
the addition to the coaching stall
of Jesse Thomas, former Colt star.
Coach Thomas u,U hats charge cl
the defensive backfield and “with
his wide experience in pro ball he
will be a help to us." said Banks.
Other graduates missing will
be George Tyson, Center; Leroy
Sheppard, Guard: Olvaster Tay
lor, Tackle; and William Tink
Bernie Blanks, a Junior, and Earl
Mayo, a sophomore, might be good
replacements for the* right Half
back spot. Coach Banks said.
Roland Savage of Poly and
George Johnson, both Juniors, will
bs groomed as left Halfbacks.
Morgan's first home game is
September 26, with Hampton In
entire second half of the Bills
In his first game as a running
back, against the Raiders, Hill car
ried four times for 21 yards, but
he said that in the close win over
Buffalo, despite the fact that he
played the entire game, passing was
the chief weapon and he didn’t
run at all
The 288-pound fullback saw aet<
ion Saturday night when the Chiefs
play the San Diego Charges in
Raymond, one of the best kick
return specialists in the history of
Southern, has been going great
guns with the Colts, and he is con
fident that if he can stay off the
injury list he can make the grade.
Raymond, like Hill, was signed
as a free agent following his final
year of collegiate play at Southern.
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Instructor Hulon Willi* (left) end Reuben Pierce demonstrate a technique ot the ancient art tor
Harold Long (behnd Pierce ) who is « chief instructor ol the United States Karate Amoaahon.
Long* two-day visit was lor the purpose ol Virginia State'* athhetion with the United States Ka
Confounds Crystal Gazert:
Eddie Robinson Openly
Admits GramNing’s Tigers
Could Knock Off Headlines
BY COLLIE J. NICHOLSON
GRAMBLING. La.-Glum Eddie
Robinson has confounded the crys
tal gazers by openly admitting that
his Grambling Tigers could knock
off a few headlines this fall.
A considerably stronger
schedule confronts the squad
and a lot sf (round mast bo
revered, but Robbie obligingly
concedes that "by piecing here
and patching there" Grambling
should have enouch glitter to
make Southwestern Athletlf
Conference coaches salivate.
Last fall the ball bounced strange
ly for his harrassed crew in a 5-3-1
campaign that found the team suf
fering from a shortage of defensive
The defense is big enough to keep
the opposition at bay this fall and
BY A. S. “DOC" YOUNG
LOS ANGELES (NPII All this
hullabaloo about whether Sonny
Liston should be permitted to fight
Cassius Qay—on, I'm sorry; 1 mean:
Muhammad Ali—in an effort to re
gain the world's heavyweight title
comet far tpo late to be Impressive.
Tm for whatever cleaning up,
that boxing requires, including Its
total abolitions, if necessary, but all
those sanctimonious sounds about
Sonny have no more meaning than
a locking-up at tha barn after the
horse has been stolen—if that much.
Most of tha knocks on 'he re*
turn match are predicated on two
factors: (1) the curious ending of
the first fight at Miami Beach,
when Sonny "conferred” the title
?n Muhammad purportedly because
| of an arm that ached or pained; and
• (*>l Pnnny bs« hM . brush or two
with the law since last fight time.
The Listen-Clay fight at Mi
ami Beach certainly ended in a
twist Perry Mason would’ve
been ashamed to nee. Alfred
Hitchcock would’ve held hie
nose at the suggestion of H. It
was se strange that one must
doubt a gangster thought It up.
I though the ending was strange,
and I was there. Fact is, I, like
most people present, was dumb
founded and didn't know, for an
agonizing few minutes. Just what
But ,T have no evidence to prove
that the bout was fixed and, obvi
ously. nobody else does—else we
would've seen it, or heard it, before
It is very possible, you know,
i that Liston’s arm did pain him suf
ficiently to make wise his quitting
on the stool. Many people suggest
that handicapped or not. Sonny
rhould have continued, for the good
of the game, in honor of its tradi
tion, or for some such reason.
But, it ceuM be that Sonny
Is smarter fees many people,
■mart enough to know that It's
dumb to enter e battle unarm
ed. Well. It looked shameful, hut
Sonny didn't get kiUed (not
that he waa In any real danger
I don’t condone brushes with the
law, and heavens knows, that
phase of Sonny's life has been rak
ed over enough. Take away the
headlines, though, and you can
prove that thousands of Americans
have committed worst crimes than
the attack will be supported by a
balanced assemblage of runner*,
pasters and kickers.
Depth is excellent at half
hack and quarterbacks Mke
Howell. Mg, and Eddie Bobte
aen. Jr.. 122, ten of fee seech,
can threw In a manner that
auggaete a wlds span air game.
The problem. If it can ba called
that, ia fashioning a defensive line
strong and cohesive enough to
make Grambling a major factor la
the SWAC race.
Pact defense will also ba trouble
some, but the degree of overall im
provement is encouraging. For one
thing, foeo wont find defenders
lacking in incentive.
Grambling lost U stalwarts by
graduation, but 27 letter-men are
Sonny since winter and haven't
been deprived of Uteir Jobe.
1 Two wrongs make no rights, nor
left jaba, but, if America naeda re
deeming, Sony comes far dot.n the
list of “placet" to atari about right
million miles behind Mississippi to
If men with police records were
removed from boxing—which I'm
not saying they shouln't—then box
ing would be embarrassed more
But, let's get down to more posi
1. When he was a challenger, Son
ny Liston fought every tough man
in sight Ha earned his shot at tha
crown. Floyd Patterson, one-tlms
American idol nude him wait dia
jraeehtlly long. He kept on plug
ging. Sonny had never been ques
tioned for courage before.
1 When the fighting stopped,
such m H waa, List aw and fee
assn than known aa Cassius
Clay wars all evan on afftclal
acerecarda. This Isn’t hear sort
leek it ap. Where then waa aS
that slaughter? In fiction only,
»t*s where It wasn’t saan In
ring feat bight
Why, one of Muhammad’s own
men has mid the guy wanted to
quit in the fourth. We know he
thought about It in the fifth, be
cause h* himself, said se. Marty
MarshaU, a fighter who had beaten
Liston, said Clay, himself, was
tired as the end earn#.
Perhaps Liston was over-confi
dent There is little reason to doubt
that he was. But, at worst this is
a human failing. Many athletes
have been over-confident, and that's
been no lasting disgrace.
It gets pretty ridiculous when
Las Vsgas claims itself to be too
pure for the second Liston-All fight.
There's somsthing in the old books
about “people who live in glass
houses shouldn’t throw stonss.”
But Las Vegas may well be right
about one thing, It's 11 to B an
nounced odds favoring Liston tn
the rematch. Sonny wants tha title
back. He expects to get It back. And
he's been working himself Into
sledge-hammer shape tor many
The second Llston-Al! fight
should go on ... if only as a
AS ALWAYS, wishful thinking
keeps my mind wall occupied.
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Given ‘Night’By Friends
Elston Will Donate Gifts
RMM YORK (NFD New York
Yankees star catcher Elston How
ard urns given “A Night" by fans at
Yankee stadium Saturday (August
»). and ha in turn will donate all
gifts received to a scholarship fund
named in his honor at Falrlrigh ;
Dickenson Univerrity, Rutherford, |
”EUle,” as he is celled by his ]
teammates, is urging that all gifts
end donations ba sent to tha Elston 1
Howard Scholarship fund, Bronx
Central Post Office, Box 1994,
Bronx. N. Y, 10491.
Howard will be bewared by
bla tramaratea, fans and neigh
• ban between gaaasa es a twi
light-night Bauble header be
tween fee Yankees and fee
Beaton Bad lex.
The Yankees regular catcher
since 1961 and the American Lea
gue’s most valuable player tn 1961,
Howard, a native of St. Louis, now
living in Tea neck, N. J, has been
a member of the Bronx Bombers
team tinea 1955. Until 1962. ho shar
ed catching duties with the veteran
Yogi Berra, now the Yankees man
ager. while also playing the out
field and first base.
Aa a hitter, Heward and Mb
beet year In IML when he kit
hit earner high es J4B. Ha has
a lifetime butting average es
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Howard has also tied World
Series records by getting two hits
in cat tented, tour hits in a five
game rariqs and a home run aa a
Heward la fee iraond Negro maj
or league star to be honored toy
tans and teammates recently. The
other was Emit Ranks of fee
Chicago Cuba of fee National Lea
gue, who was given fe Greet Day”
at Wrigley Field in Cbteego.
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where. often tn a her or club, or
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