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MID CITY DOWNS CORNHUSKERS IN OPENER
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By EDWARD LANE
A i HLETIC staff increased
AT MID CITY
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Mid City Athletic program which has been progres
sing with such speed, givys promise oT greater things,
with the addition 01 three new members to its present
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Stephen Taylor, popular all around athlete, has be^n
retained as director of grade and junior athletics. He
will be in charge of hiking and archery, besides officiat
ing a: the Did City indoor league games.
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.Alarjorn* Bolden will have charge of tap and acro
batic dancing and junior tennis.
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Charles Johnson, recently of Berkley Calif., and
winer of an open tennis championship will conduct classes
1 elementory tennis. He will also teach sketching, poster
maning and handicraft.
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Persons interested in these classes should call Mrs
Singleton at the Mid City Center.
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ATHLETICS IN MID CITY CENTER
Athletics spirit will be as high as ever during the spring
and summer at the Mid Cinty Center The FERA pro
grams have increased the directors from three to seven.
Marty Thomas will be director of the gym with Taylor
and T. Dixoh as assistants. Mrs. Clarence Singleton will
direct the girl s athletics with Miss Rae Lefe Jones, and
Miss Marjorie Bold(en as her assistants. Two more, that
are not available to the press, will be chosen.
Work on the Mid City Playground will begin at once.
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POPULAR ATHLETICS JOIN C. C. C.
Sport Fans will miss several popular athletics as the
season progresses—reasons—the wide open places call.
What the fans will do without them is unknown, such as
the dashing Emmet James, Mose Ware, and the flashy
Rudy Gerron, to say nothing of Horn and Hampton.
These Stellar High Lights in Negro Athletics have
deserted the.sports to chop trees, dig ditches, aid to fight
mosquitoes in the far regions of Minnesota’s big forest
and Great Lakes regions.
The boys left Monday at 9 o’clock. They have been
rejgistered for 6 months.
ATHLETICS SHINE AT CENTRAL
The track Athletes of the Omaha High Schools have
been showing great promise in that sport. Central High
will have the pleasure of having Walter Rhoadejs, holder
of the Century and 220 yard dash records in Minneapolis,
galloping down the cinders for them this year. He will
probably be a new anchor man on the relays also.
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Eddie Wiggins is running the low hurdles and is a
member of the relay team. John Elliot is getting lots of
distance out of the discus and the shot put up near the
record. Earl Anderson is learning the Eastern and Wes
tern styles of high jumping, and is getting up in the air.
George Sleed was shadowed in one of the races last
week by Ed. Riggs. Herbeprt Gorner is throwing the
Javelin shot and the discus so well that he has John
numbling unheard of things tp himself.
AMAZE A MINUTE
SCIENTIFACTS BY ARNOLD
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Giving great weight III
. TO SMALL MATTER/
SCIENTIST* HAVE COMPUTED THAT THE j
MATERIAL COMPOSING CERTAIN STARS IS
40,000 TIMES HEAVIER THAN WATER. A j
MERE CUBIC INCH WOULD WEIGH V4 TONS.!
p-OUR FOR PuSi./
Successive explosions op orwna
| RY FLOOR POST FROM GRAIN ELEVATORS
I HAVE BEEN USEP BY U.S. GOVERNMENT WORK
HEAT WITHOUT LIMIT
There is no known top to
Temperature, the heat op some
STARS BEING ESTIMATED AT • • •
72,000,000 °P. But there is a
Of white bottom, at-459*p, at
WHICH A SUBSTANCE IS DEVOID OP
TENNIS CLASS AT MID CITY
1 hirty have already registered
for tennis at the Mid City Community
Center. The class will be instructed
on the fundamentals of tennis,includ
ing proper form, correct grip and the
right stance. This will b? a part of
| the Physical Educational class at the
; Center under the well known Marty
J. Harvey Kerns, executive of the
Center found his business problems
too heavy to carry the classe so he
| turned them over to "homas.
1 he classes meet on Tuesdays and
Saturdays at 4:00 p. m. in the aud
itorium. Those wishing to register
call Mrs. Singleton at the Mid City
HIT the DEPRESSION
ON THE CHIN
One reason why revival of the con
struction industry is regaded as be
ing so vitally important to recovery
y most authorities is that the bulk
of the employment it would povide is
where it is most needed—among skill
ed and unskilled laborers.
In 1930, 2,500,000 persns were me
plyed by the building industry. A
but 1,000,000 more were employed in
construction work in othea inrustr
ies, bringing the total to 3,600.000.
Manageial, professional and office
workers constituted less than 12 per
cent of these . The ratio was 7 and
8 wage earners tol “white collar” em
Again, it is reliably estimated that
for every worker actually employed
on a building jou, anther worker is
employed behind the line in industries
supplying necessary fluqqlies. The
upshot is that, in normal times, more
than ten per cent of all the workers
of the country are directly or indir
ectly dependent for their livelihood
upon the building industry. The
terrific dirop in <(,nstru(Jtion work
that came with the depression was
as a result, very possibly the largest
single factor in causing unemployment
Today American industry is expand
ing as rapidly as it can. And the
individua should follow that lead, by
building and repairing his own pro
perty now, while prices are still down.
A national /movement among home
owners to renovate their property
would be a blow directly to the dre
THE ST. LAWERENCE
An authentic Canadian voice has
been raised to join the chorus of
American vioces that are opposing
the proposed St. Lawerence seaway
—which would be constructed jointly
by Canada and the United States.
The voice is that of the Montreal
Gazette, and it is worth listening
Its objections are strictly practical.
1. That the argument that the sea
way willsave American farmers suf
ficient sums to make it possible to
sell wheat in Europe is fallacious,
inasmuch as other countries, notably
Australia and the Argentine, can
supply Europe with all the wheat it
can use at much lower prices, ir
respective of transpotation costs.
2. That competent engineers have
determined that the taxpayers must
pay eleven cents for every four cents
paid by shippers, if the desired rate
level is established.
3. That it would actually be cheap
er to build another railroad from Mis
sissippi River to the Atlantic Coast
than to construct the proposed sea
way, which will require $25,000,000
to $50,000,000 annually to pay inter
est on investment and maintenance.
4. That the seaway connot pay for
iteslf, as rates high enough to pro
vide return on investment would be
well above these charged by railroads
serving the same area.
5. That if the seaways charges
lower than the rail rates, it will lose
money, and must be subsidized by
the taxpayers while robbing the rail
roads of their business.
These arguments connot be obscur
ed by political appeals to spesd bill
Ameriean and Canadian citizen should
think them over.
WILSON ALL-STAB BIG SUKE-UP BY THOMAS
TRACK CARNIVAL GOES
WAY OF CAGE MEET
Chicago, April 17—The University
of Chicago’s national interscholastic
track and field games, which brought
into prominence Glenn Cunningham,
Clarence “Bud” Hauser, F. Morgan
aylor, Eddie Tolan and a host of
other stars, has gone the way A. A.
Stagg’s equally famous prep basket
ball classic—out of existence.
Opposition by the National Federa
tion of State High School Athletic
associations, which was responsible
the death of the basketball tourna
ment several years ago, caused the
event to be dropped after 29 years
Thomas N. Metcalf, successor to
Stagg as the university’s athletic di
rector. said last week.
I CENTRAL HIGH
Coach “Papa” Schmidts Central
High tracksters, figured as one of
the tough squads in inter-city com
petion this season, swamped North and
South in their first meet of the year.
Tuesday afternoon ,73 to 38 to 35 re
“Big John of Central proved the
ability he has when got the two best
marks of the day in winning thte
discus throw at 117feet and heaved
the shot 45 feet 8 inches. Walter
Rhoades, also of Central, won both
the 100 and the 220 yard dashes. Ed
Wiggins won the 110 yard low hurdles
60—yard high hurdles—Won by
Brown, South; second, Stevens, North
third, Rosenbaum, Central. Time-—
100-yard dash—Won by Rhodes,
Central; second, Wiggins, Central;
third Flesher, North. Time—:10.9.
Mile run—Won by Meissner, South;
second, Larsen, Central; third, Jur
gens, Central. Time—5:08.8.
220-yard dash—Won by Rhodes,
Central; second, Fleshner, North;
third. Lane, North. Time—:24.3.
Discus throw—Won by Elliot, Cen
tral; second. Zerschling, South; third,
Stevens, North. Distance—117 feet
440-yard dash—Won by Rosenbaum,
Central; second, Rodwell, Central;
third Raines, North. Time:57-8.
110-yard low hurdles—Won by Wig
gins, Central; second, Brown, South;
third, Rosenbaum, Central. Time—
Shot put—Won by Elliot, Central;
second, Crabtree, Central; third, See
High jump—Won by Brown, North;
Berger, South and Elliot, Central
tied for second and third. Height—
5 feet 8 inches.
880-yard run—Won by Hall, North;
second, Larsen, Central; third Meis
sner. South. Tme—2:17. 1
Broad jump—Won by Brown. South;
second, Rosenbaum, Central; third!
Baer, Central. Distance—19 feet
Pole vault—Won by John, North;
second. Sullivan, South; third, Baer,
Central. Height—10 feet.
880-yard relay—Won by Central
(Wiggins, Payne, Rosenbaum, Rhodes)
second, North; third. South. Time—
Javeln throw—Won by Lundeen
North; second. Garner, Central; third,
Clark, Central. Distance—139 feet
TENNIS CLUB TO MEET
The tennis club under the spon
sership of Martin Thomas, will
meet at the Mid-City Center Center
on Tuesday at 4 o’clock. All those
who are intrested are welcome.
F°R CITY COUNCIL
Indianapolis—(CNS)—E- L- John
son, an attorney of this city, is a can
didate in the Democratic primary for
city-councilman- He is a graduate
of Tuskegee Institute and Howard
FR^M JENSEN STABLES
B?,ly Love, 137, popular Omaha
boxer from the Jensen Brother’s
Stables, has been a fighter around and
about Omaha for a number of years
Love has had approximately one
hundred and fifty fights and has
won the large majority of them- He
is the Colored lightweight champion
of Nebraska and one of the leading
colored fjighters in his weight in
Billy Love has been fighting and
, working hard to help take care of
his widowed mother, and he does a
fine jcb of it.
The out-of-town fighters who come
to Omaha, Jensen’s Gym is a fine
place to stop and get the proper care
that you need.
THE DIXIE KID DIES,
Los Angeles. Cal.. April 17—A
broken, white haired Negro* Arron
L. Brown by name- died last week.
Friday when his friends sought dona
tions to save the body from the pot
ter’s field his identy was learned.
He was the Dixie Kid, welterweight
boxing champoin of the world from
1904 to 1908.
Born in Fulton- Missouri, in 1883
Dixie Kid won the title at the age of
21. beating Joe Walcot on a foul, in
1911 he knocked out Georges Carpen
tier. On a European tour he be
came such that a jury of Parisian
sportsmen once reversed a referee’s
decision against him.
All managers of the different
sports teams who are interested in
having the news of their teams pub
lished shoud call Edward Lane at
The Omaha Guide Office—WE- 1750
or bring the news into the office at
2418 Grant St.
CECIL GOLDMAN AND
Dissatisfied with the showing the
Wilson All-Stars (now the Omaha
Merchants), Junior Athletic Cham
pions, have been showing in pre-season
diamond ball, Coach Thomas, startled
the players by making a sudden chang
in the line-up.
Cecil Godman, outstanding out
fielder, will lead the team besides tak
ing charge of the outfield. Manuel
Ifimmelstein, defensive third baseman
of the first class, will carry the bur
dens of the infield on his shoulders.
Juliu Smogey has been added to the
infield in order to give speed to the
defense and power to the offense.o
Wolfe, leading pitcher, who has been
having trouble finding the plate, is
b:ing sent to the second sack, Sherman
from second to first. Bill Carey, the
best all round athlete on the team will
Marty Thomas explained that the
change was to balance the otherwise
weak pitching staff and with Carey
improving fast in form a much more
balanced team is expected.
The outfield will remain the same.
Falk, the regular catcher has given
way to Roland Lewis, whose im
proved hitting warrants him the posi
MID CITY TO
Paddle wielders of the genus ping
pong are going great at the Mid City
Eighteen have registered for the
spring tournament. There should be
a great race with such veterans as
Steve Taylor and Claude McKinney.
Taylor with a terriffic serve and
smashing angle drive holds the spot
light in pre tournament dope. He
will, however, receive lots of tough
competition out of Foxx, Kemp and
the present junior champ, Lewis.
Entries will cclose at 8 p. m. Sat.
MID Cl MtfINS
OPEN R 11- 0
Thomas Gets First Shut Out
Of The Year.
Manager Steven Taylor and his
Mid City diiimnod bailers opened the
Senior Diamond ball League Tuseday
by shutting out the Comhusker Buf
tet 11 to 0 at 20th and burdette Sts.
The Mid City nine showed power at
the bat and mid season form in feild
ing. The Cornhuskers opened their
fust half of the inning with Carey,
1 hor...pson and Fidman and retired in
the same order. Bolden lead off man
tor the Citymen, singled, Mckinney
swung at the air, striking out next;
Stewart doubled and Marty Thomas
Singled to drive in two runs and to
ci me home himself on Merriwhether.s
long fly to right field.
From the first inning scoring the
Cornhuskers and the Mid Citymen
played errorless ball with Thomas en
ding in a pitching duel which lasted
to the last half of the sixth inning.
Th/ ’ as Out Of Hole
The Comhuskers threatened in their
half of the fourth inning, with the
score 3 to 2 against them, Thompson, „
Fidman, and Benders each singled to
load the bases and with a scare in
sight the Orang jersey pitcher opened
up with a dazzling mixture of smoke
and curves that sent B. Carey, Boomy
and riddle down for three straight
Frampton, Stewart and Abrams
combined to score 7 more runs in the
sixth and seventh innings. As the
Citymen coasted to 11 too 0 victory
The Citymen showed excellent form
for early season games. The battery
of Thomas and Taylor worked in mid
Manager Taylor will permanently
take charge of the catching assign
ments and his ability to call them
right in the pinches " played a big
part in the shutout victory.
Besiding pitching a shutout, Thomas
hit a homerun in the sevenfti inning.
7 ennis Club to Re
Open; have Team
The Tennis Club will re-open soon
at the courts at 24th and Maple Sts.
The club plans to enter its teams in
most of the important meets of the
the year. The team will probably
consist of James Lee, Charles Dic
kerson, Burns Scott, Milton Wilson.
Herbert McCaw and Edward Lane..
If any ohter players who believe
that they can make the team will
be able to do so by being able to de
feat one of these six players.
It is also hoped that Mr. Kerns will
drve the team to its meets again this
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