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BY FRITZ POLLARD
(For Global)
NEW iUKit
This Marciano-LaStarza fight coming up in Sep
tember IS the tamest thing to come along m tne sports
field m a long time. It's a far cry from tne days of the
old Joe Louis fights when the town would be buzzing
for weeKs ahead, and excitement would nm high.
In tiiose days, Hotels and rooming houses would be book
ed solid a montn abead of the fight date, restaurants and bars
would make preparations tor increased business, and people
would get ready to entertain out-of-town relatives who came
to tne ngnt irom halt way across the country, and sometimes
out oi me country. Tne heavyweight tignt in those days
was a coioriux contest and joe i^ouis tilled tne hill as a color-
lui cnampion. INegroes lelt tney had something riding on
joes every puncn, and wnen he bad stalked his prey, and
nnauy went lo worK systematicaUy beating him down, every
INegro teit it symbouc oi his own struggle to prove himgcif
a man and command the respect of all. But then, Joe was
more than a Negro champion. He was such a clean fighter
and such a great champion that he brought a distinction to
the championship that will be hard for anybody else to
auplicate. ,
l^es, Joe was an all-time great. He reigned m a colorful
manner without pretentiousness or gaudiness, and earned re
spect in and out ot tne rmg. This atlair coming up on Sep
tember IS certainly dull«nd diab In comparison to the days of
the tttown bomber. *'
VVe see .where Mai Whitfield has come up with another
record. '1 He Olympic UUO-meter champion set the new world
record for 1,UUU meters this week, clocked in 20.8. The pre
vious record was established last October by OUe Aberg of
Sweden. Uis record was 2:21.3, Also competing in the race
at liiskilstuna, Sweden was Keggie Pearman, representing the
New York Pioneer Club who Unished second.
Koy Campanella is still on Us hitting streak and doesn’t
shotv any signs of cooling down. He. has already set a record
for runs batted In among Catchers for the second season, and
seems to be making a strong bid for the UVP award again
this year. Interviewed during one of his hitting streaks re
cently, Campy was asked if he thought he would reach Babe
Buth’s record. Campy repUed that he doesn’t think In terms
^ of streaks or records. He Just plays each game as it comes
along and does bis best all the time ... Which is probably why
lie is one of the game’s greats.
The Rookie of the Year Award is going to be a tough
one this year. Junior GUiiam and Bill Bruton at times seem
about neck and neck. However, since GiUiam had a little
rest, he returned to second base and has figured prominently
in every win the Dodgers have chalked up. As of this date,
we would say Gilliam has the edge. He doesn’t raise much
sand, and he's not a flashy player, therefore, he may not at
tract attention immediately. But the kid has class and has
proved he really belongs. He would have to in order to re
place the old firebrand Robinson.
(Cm SCHEDULB) FOK WORKBS IN DRIVE
10 GET JUi KXt HIGH SCHOOl SIAOIUH
A meeting of aU campaign
workers in the Negro campaign
to raise funds for the North
west High School football sta
dium has been set for 5 P.M.
Sunday, at West Charlotte High
School.
W. Howard Moreland, Chair
man of the entire Negro section
of the campaign, has set in mo
tion plans to raise a minimum
of $5,000 in the campaign, this
siun to be supplemented by
910,000 to be raised in the whit*
community.
The football stadium facilities
at the Northwest High School
will cbst $40,000, but $20,000 of
this sum will be allocated to the
project by the Board of Edu
cation, providing the community
raises the first $20,000. \
The meeting has been planned
so that “generals, “colonels”,
and “captains” working under
the direction^ of Howard More
land may receive their final in
structions.
Mr. Moreland was appointed
co-chairman of the campaign by
a local publisher, Thomas Robin
son, who will head the entire
campaign.
Mr. Robinson sa^d the Solici
tations Review Committee is
meeting to consider all details of
the campaign. The start of all
solicitations is being delayed un
til the Solicitations Review
Committee puts it’s stamp of ap
proval on the campaign which
lias been planned so that it wiU
not conflict with the United Ap
peal which will be launched
October 19.
Mr. Moreland has appointed
the following ten “generals”
who, in turn, will each appoint
ten “colonels” to ^ork with
them: C. L. Blake, W. G. By
ers, Alexander Dykes, N. G.
Edwards, I. T. Grahm, J. E.
Grigsby, Arthur Grier, William
Malone. T. M. Martin, W. H.
Moreland, Dr. E. h. Rann and
Fred Williams.
The “colonels” already ap
pointed are: Mrs. Gwendolyn
Cunningham, Miss Lienora Grier,
Mrs. Mable RusseU, B. D. Ro
berts, Mrs. Martha Johnson, Roy
Perry, Bari Colston, C. H. Beck
with, W. B. Harrison, Mrs. S. E.
Harrison, Miss Buelah Moore,
Mrs. Elizabeth Randolph, and
Romeo Alexander.
Opening Dates For Schools In Buncombe County
Set; County Schools to Start On August 2(th
STEPHENS-LEE
HIGH OPENS
GRID DRILLS
ASHEVILLE
Some 59 hopefuls answered
the call to Stephen-Lee High
School opening footbaU drills
being i^held on the HiU Street
School-grounds. Included in the
first reportees were some 25
candidates out for the first time.
Coaches C. L. Moore and Dod
son Blakely face the task of put
ting'together'a teem whieh will
be able to face up to a tough
ten game schedule, with tibe
opening game three weeks away,
when the 1853 edition ot the
FootbaU Bean take on West
Cbarlotte High in the local sta
dium the night of September 17.
Head Coach Moore indicated
that the lob of getting a formid
able team ready wUl be depen
dent on the dinding of adequate
replacements to fiU the holes
left by graduation last year.
However, one of the most en
couraging signs is the return
of Wayne Coleman, who last
year was hampered through
out the season with injuries.
Coleman was Moore’s best tail
back in the single-wing attack,
which he will use again this
year. Moore has indicated that
he wiU vary this single-wing
offense with the use of the spUt
■•T't.
Also to be heavily counted on
this year will be Co-captains
Billie Gardenheight and Ar
nold Jones. Gardenheight is a
tackle *%hile Jones plays end.
Both performed weU lor the
Bears last year, who compUed
a 4-4 record.
In addition to opening at
home against West Charlotte on
September. 17, the remainder ot
the Stephen-Lee Schedule is as
foUows; Sept 35, Dudley at
Greensboro; Oct. 1, Carver at
Spartanburg; 8, Brewer, here;
15, ThomasviUe, here; 23, Gas
tonia, herel 29, Lexington, here;
Nov. 5, Simms at Union, S. C.
12, Winston-Salem, here and
Nov. 20, Carver at Splndale.
more than ever buried in the
second division.
For all the sparking of Hank
Thompson (who got the only
extra base hit against the Dod
gers’ Carl Erskine), there Just
doesn’t seem to be any life left
in the Giants. They’re m re
signed that they don’t look even
interested in making the run for
third or fourth place, which
could mean earning $775 for
3rd place and $338 for fourth
in the share of the World Series’
monies. Moreover, if they don't
watch out, the Cincinnati Red-
legs may oust them from 5th
place, which would be an envi
able spot for the Redlegs, es
pecially with Afonager Rogers
Hornsby battling for his job.
ASHEVILLE
County schools will . open
August 26 and city schools will
open a week later on August 31.
Allen High School, a private
school for girls will begin reg
istration on September 1st and
classes wUl begin on the 3rd.
All schools report being
ready to open on schedule, al
though in the case of Liiving-
ingston Street School, con
struction work Is stlU in pro
gress and the building and
grounds will not be ready for
full unrestricted use.
Both city and county schools
are anticipating larger enroU-
ments this year. There will be a
marked increase in the number
of children entering school for
the first time. Children may en
ter public school for the first
time i they are six years old be
fore October 15, 1953.
There have been very few
changes In the teaching staffs
In the city and county schools.
It Is known that Black Moun
tain’s Carver Elementary
School will add one teacher if
there is an increase In enroll
ment. C. U. James Is principal
of the county school which is
housed In a building new as
of last year.
At ShUoh School of which J.
C. Daniels is principal, Miss
Elsie AUen will be the new
librarian, filling a vacancy creat
ed by the transfer of Miss FraiV
ces Owens of Livingston Street
School where she will fiU a
vacancy created by the retire
ment last spring of Mrs. Janet
Kebe.
It has been reported that
Stephens-Lee is to have an ad
dition to the faculty, but the
name of the person and the po
sition could not be learned as
the principal, Mr. Frank Toli
ver was out-of-town.
Listless Giants
Will Finish In
Second Dhrision
NEW YORK
Shackled with a three game
loss to the Brooklyn Dodgers,
the Giants not only continued
to make Cholly Dressen look
good as a prophet (“The Giants
is dead,” be nl4) but seemad
oatom^
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DnmXBD IRCMC AMERICAN GRAIN 90 PROOF.
fBACaUMOIfnUBRS OOKP., MBW YORK. N. Y.
The reports received from
most principals stated that their
teachers had many varied experi
ences during the summer just
about to end. In addition to the
usual number which attend
summer school or work in re
creation programs, many of the
teachers traveled extensively
during the summer, with prob
ably Supervisor of Schools, Mrs..
Lucy Herring covering the great
est amount of territory with her
travel over a great portion of
Europe. Mrs. lierring is expected
to return to Asheville sometime
next week.
All principals report their
bnildings to be in good shape
maintenance-wise. With the ex
ception of construction work
which has been in progress aU
summer on Livingston Street
school. No major repairs or
improvements took place in
the schools during the vaca
tion although at the HUl Street
School earth-moving and grad
ing of the front plsyground
was completed.
MORGAN TO OPEN TRAINING
MINUS MANY GRADUATE VETS
BALTIMORE, MD.
A sensational year in track
has not dimmed Morgan State
CoUege’s love of the gridiron!
That was evident here this
week as "official greetings”
were sent to thirty-three Mor
gan footbaU players urging them
to report for “duty” September
1.
That wiU be the initial day
of practice for the fifty-three
Bear eleven which sees its first
real action here September 26
against Central State CoUege of
Xenia, Ohio.
Twenty-seven lettermen re
ceived Jhe summons to practice.
A great many of the returning
Bears are la^t year’s freshmen.
The veteran Bear squad has
been whittled down by gr&dua-
tion of some of the crack l^rgan
gridders.
Missing from the ranks wiU
be: Roosevelt Brown, co-captain
and All-American taclUe who’s
trying out with the New York
Giants; Irvin Locust, 1952 Bear
co-captain yiiom Eddie Hurt of
ten called “the best end in the
East”; Carl “Jet” Whitted, game
back of Durham, N. C., who is
now a second lieutenant in the
Army; Haward Quann, Hemp
stead, N. Y. back; Ernest Lind
say, Baltimore, Md. guard; Mat
thew Marcus, end from Balti
more, Md., who is also a com
missioned officer in the Army.
William Buford, tackle of
Asheville, N. C., and Lawrence
“Larry” HarreU, back of High
Point, N. C., take over the co
captainships vacated by Brown
and Locust.
Beyond that, the Morgan
coaching staff cannot say how
the team will shape up this year.
Dodger Players
In Better Way
For $$ Raise
PITTSBURGH
The spectacular drive the
Brooklyn Dodgers are putting
on in their race to the finish
certainly wUl mean one thing to
the Brooklyn front office—a
heavy payroU for the ‘54 season.
For the drive is a team one
with almost all of the 26 players
contributing to the flourish. Last
year it was mostly Joe Black
solely responsible for the flag
for the rest of the team played
only normal and a few below
par. Thai the owners had only to
reward Joe with a 100 percent
raise and throw in some extras
for a few deserving.
But this year it is different.
AU of them are standouts from
Campanella and Hodges to Fu-
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SATDRDAY. AUG. 29, 1988 CAaOLDTA TDtn
nOlflTB
rillo and Snider to a flock of
pitchers with a top notch bull
pen to a splendid array of
second line players. Yes, Mana
ger Charlie Dressen will tell you
that he gave them all chances to
make some extra money and if
they keep on at it, the front offi
ce will have a hard tinn» to cope
with these boys on salaries.
Louis liefuses
Mantle Of
RaceSpokesman
■ NEW YORK
Joe Louis, former heavy
weight champion, said today he
was often troubled by the fact
that people generally consider
him “a spokesman for the whole
Negro race.” Writing in the cur
rent issue of S£I£ Magazine,
just released, the Brown Bomber
told of his constant fear that
he “would do or say something
wrong and shame or harm col
ored people everywhere.”
Louis stated his “toughest
fight” has always been the fight
within tiimseif not to “do things
tliat would only stir up trouble
and make things worse than
ever for others.”
“I don’t pretend to be any
great authority on racial rela
tions,” Louis said, "and certainly
I don’t kid myself that my
toughest fight wiU change the
nature of the world.”
Louis asserted in SEE tliat
"the American Negro is very
slowly but surely winning the
fight against prejudice. It’s been
a hard battle but I think the final
round is coming up in our life
time,” he added in the SEE
Magazine article.
Frick Takes
Dim View Of
Extra Play-Off
CHICAGO
Though it would make a lot of
money for the Milwaukee Braves
and the Chicago White Sox and
give the west some consolation
for not being in the World Se
ries, Baseball Commissioner
Ford Frick is dead set against
any match between the color
ful two clubs, who have the mis
fortune to trail the Yankees
and the Dodgers, in their respec
tive leagues.
On commenting about the
whole proposition which gets
aired before the executive coun
cil this week, Frick had this to
say: “I don’t want games be
tween a couple of second place
clubs to detract, in any way,
from tl^e interest in the World
Series. I have no doubt that the
Braves and the White Sox would
draw a lot of attendance, but
that is hardly a strong argument
as far as I’m concerned.”
Howard Gridders Hay Have To
Rely Heavily On 15 Lettermen
WASHINGTON, D.C.
Fifteen lettermen, includmg
three All-Conference , players,
will be among the 40 candidates
reporting at Howard University
Tuesday, September 1st, as prac
tice sessions begin for the 5)th
year of varsity football at the
University.
Three weeks of two-a-day
drills have been scheduled for
the Howard team. The sessions
begin at 10:00 a.m. and 3:00
p.m. siM will be open to th*
public.
With the two-platoon system
now outlawed, the Howard
coaching staff plans to revert to
the single-wing offensive pat
tern. The system was last used
at Howard in 1946. Since that
time, the Bisons have employed
the “T” and "Spllt-T’ forma
tions.
According to the Howard coa
ches, the switrii ftan the **T”
to the sfaiclewlnc was not ■
matter of prcfereite* bat • a»-
cessity considering the
tialities of this year's
sonnel. Three-foorths at- the
1952 backfleld is cone and the
Bisons will not have a n—onsd
“T’ quarterback in this year's
squad. Few, If any, oi the 1M>
Bisons have played single-wtnc
football, but the offensive switch
is considered a calculated risk.
September, 26, Bluefield at
Howard Stadium; October 3,
West Virginia State mt Charles
ton, West Va.; 10, Virginia Un
ion at Richmond, Va.; 17, Mor
gan at Howard Stadium; 24,
Johnson C. Smith, at Howard
Stadium; 31, Allen at Columbia,
S. C.; November, 7, Hampton at
Howard Stadium; 14, Delaware
State at Howard Stadium, and
26, Lincoln at Philadelphia.
Haughty Grambling Tigers Shoot
For Rainlww After 3 Lean Years
GAMBLING, LA.
Anybody who doesn’t paint a
verbal villian mustache on the
Grambling Tigers for the com
ing campaign is considered an
old fogy, at least a year behind
the time, by local seers.
The haughty Tigers will
launch fall drills Thursday with
the rainbow in sight after three
bitter years of search.
Everybody seems sure of a
winner but the coaching staff,
who finds the situation extreme
ly embarrassing.
Coach Eddie Robinson and his
staff admit the spirit is high,
but avow that they will be will
ing to eat crow if the boys are
not^ suffering compound frac
tures and triple contusions by
mid-October.
Lack of team depth and a belt
tightened by one-platoon foot
ball are the major problems
facing the staff.
However, the final tabulation
should be happier than they pre
sently allow.
Chief assets are a wealth of
hefty linemen and s fast and
shifty backfield featuring ex-
G.I. “Bellpepper” Patterson,
Big Willie Gamer and phantom
hipped Elvin Spears.
Odds On Buns
NEW YORK
Betting men are already
warning that the Brooklyn
Dodgers may for the first time
in history be the favorites in the
World Series. Of Course, as far
as Harlem is concerned, the
Brooks are already the favorites
but they have yet to be so in
serious betting circles.
Lucky Strikes
■ ■ ■ by JOE BLACK
Oarl Furlllo
is enjoying bis
best season as a
ball player this
year. Re’s hit
ting well over
.300 and is
fighting it out for the top hitting
honors. £0s fielding, as usual, has
been sensational. And this is the
guy a lot of people thought was
through because his batting aver
age fell to a lowly .347 last year.
There can be no doubt about it,
Carl has fooled them all and has
made what I really think Is the
“comeback of the year."
PuriUo had trouble with his eyes
last season and couldQt see the
ball clearly. Just as he would start
to swing he would lose sight of the
ball. It became a blur. He had an
eye operation this past winter and
now is as good as new.
Whenever 1 mention Furlllo’s
name to ball fans, the first thing
they ask me is: “Can he really
throw that hard?” Well, take it
from me... he can! He makes tlie
kind of plays that folks win be
talking about for years. He plays
that tricky right-fleld wall at
Ebbets Fleki as though he built It.
Furillo broke into organised
baseball as a pitcher back in 1941,
but he hit and fielded so well that
he was switched to the outfield
That was a switch that really paid
off for the Dodgers. And horell a
switch that will paj off tor all you
dgare^^e smokers: Switch to bet
ter-tasting Lucky Strike and get»
cleaner. fnaher.jmoother taste..
puff after puff! Furillo smokes
Luckies ... and so do fellows liks
Campanella, Reese, Hodges and
Snider. So, come on... Be Happy
—Oo Lucky, toda^l
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