The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, December 31, 1938, City Edition, Page Six, Image 6

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New York, City N. Y.—After
snow has cleared the side walk*
of this big burg, the heavyweight
fight question seems to be on the
lips of everyone. The old hound
dog, of Sport was not ready to
render his usually opinion. Since
several letters have reached the
offics ask'nb about- such, our first
duty shall be always to give out
customers prompt service.
Wo shall have before us on the
night of Jan. 27, 1939, two men
w'orthy of the eight to battle for
tho Championship. Each is a true
Champ in his division. Neither
Joo or John has dodged any human
that a promoter has put a purse
up for ,and have Hccomadated all
challengers who thoughts she could
fight. Each has a mmioriable ring
victory to their credit that shines
liko the North Star. Joe in the most
sensational K. T. of all times to a
pre-victory fighter, taken Max
Sehmeling Der Fruers minister de
parfolio in tho lions den, with not
3 minutes of fighting in the first
round. John Henry Iarwis after be
ing bounced on the canvass later
in Detroit by the fists of Isadorc
(lastingn came back 2 months later
in St. Louis to score a technical
K. 0. over the Spaniard in 9
rounds. In their respective divi
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s', nr. they are about evenly rated
tho joe has a a slight edge on his
wall/jy packing ability. Both are
great money fighters. John didn’t
miss when the chips arc down. Each
has lost one fight in the last ■'!
year. John outoboxed the highly
touted Jock McAvoy, of Englani.
Joe with a broken right hand, out
boxed Tommy Farr England's pride.
For the human side of the news,
few and bar between are the ex
e ption; where a good little man
can whip a good big man. (I am
n. speaking to you Mr. Arm
strong.) So there fore I do not
believe John Henry with all of his
glory and greatness will defeat
ota- Joe. But oh, what a whale of
r.‘fight it will be while it lasts. Joe
is .tops over John Henry in the
punching department. And my dear
friend having seen both men in
many fights, I believe if push goes
to shove that Joe can and will out
box John Henry. I always thought
Tommy Loughra nof I’hilly, the
ex light Heavyweight Champ had
the best left hand in my time of
seeing important boxing matches,
but lo and behold in my last min
uto and under oath, I must swear
that Joe Louig possesses the most
accurate and cutting left hand in
the fight business. No fighter has
lived in my time that had the left
of that Joe. John Henry has great
ring generalship a beautiful box
er with a nice kind of punch. With
all of those wonderful fighting
assets, he figures to beat any oth
er fighter in this present world
but Joe LOUIS. There will be lots
of rumors folks and some ugly
ones for I have tasted some of
them before they were cooked.
Remember there shall be only one
WINNER out of all the scores of
rumors. That should be Joe.
Don’t worry because these are
brothem of color, it will boa busi-j
ness fight. The only business to bo
transacted will be the usual ala'
Joe Ixmis way, “Get rid of them
quick so we can hurry home.” Lit- j
tie betting will prevail on thisi
fight. Joe will be a top favorite
at odds of about 6 to 1 to win. 2
to 1 to score a K. O. You can bet
on John Henry and write your own
t cket. After all kind folks and
friends this will be a whale of a
fight while it lasts and should pro
duce more thrills than a Dick Tra
cy movie serial. There will be
plenty of action make no mistake
of that part as John eHnry will
fight till all his ring amunition is
exhausted. Hero’s hoping the BEST
man will win. But the gyspy lady
tells me it will be JOE LOUIS.
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BOUNDING DOWN the pages of
Sports history, twisting ami de
feating all kinds of racial barrier,
comes the Negro gridiron star.
Grim-faced and determined, wea
ry and dogged, these heroes clad
in football togs have left their
murk on pigskin contest since the
beginning of the century but the
1988 season sets a new high for
starring roles by Negro aces in
grid stadium from coast to coast.
Certain to break their way into
All-American ranks, at least a doz
en Negro youths are carrying on
tho traditions started in the late
1890’s by William Lewis, Harvard
Negro back, who rated a place on
one of the first All^Amerifcans
team ever chosen.
The parade of Negroes into All
American elevens has continued
through tho years until today the
segregated, lonely athlete has come
to be accepted as a valuable cog
in the best of U. S. grid machines.
IT WAS Kalter Gordon, tackle
of California in 1912, who carried
on after Lewis of Harvard by win
ning a place on third all-American
team chosen by Walter Camp.
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DARK LAUGHTER bv 01 Harrinoton
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nice new bat—after all, mummer caint buy a new bat ev’ry day ya know.”
Perhaps one of the greatest of
Negro football greats followed
when in 1916 Paul Robeson, today
one of the world’s outstanding sing
er and actor, made the Rutgers
squad. "Robeson of Rutger’ did
not ha'o an easy time getting on
the Jersey eleven. But when he fi
nally straight-armed Jim Crow, he
won such tributes as the following
in the New York World by George
Daley on Nov. 28, 1917.
* Paul Robeson, the big Negro end
Rutgers eleven, is a genius. Ro
beson must be ranked with such
men as Jim Thrope of the C-arisle
Indians, Elmer Oliphant of West
Point, and tEd Coy of Yale for all
around football ability.
"It is seldon indeed that a
line man can develop such versati
lity. Robeson does almost every
i thing except carry the hall, and
I everything he does may be marked
Fritz Pollard of Brown won the
Rosy Bowl game single handedly
and was the next All-American win
n ng a halfback post. I. Williams
j war. on the same Brown team and
also won enduring fame in the
' school's football history.
Then came Duke Slater, Iowa
tackle, who also earned a position
on all Americans elevens ,and Oz
zie Simmons later at the same
THE NICHE these players earn
ed in athletic history today gives
inspiration to thousands of Negro
toys fightmg the rankest kind of
discrimination to get to the top
of the gridiron.
Topping the sensational 1938 re
cords for Negroes are three pig
skin toters, Brud Holland of Cor
nell, Kenny Washington of UCLA
and Bernie Jefferson of North
Holland, stellar end from “far
above Cuyahoga’s waters’ ’is per
haps tho most brilliant of present
day gridders. The red-jerseyed New
York flanker, who is studying a
griculture so that he “can help his
people in farming,” won All-Ameri
can recognition in his junior year
in 1937.
Besides being selected on the As
sociated Press and United Press
elevens last years, he was paid a
moving tribute by Captain Clint
j Frank of Yale’s outstanding team
last year. Frank declared that the
Cornell end was the best he had
faced all season.
This year “Brud” Jerome is his
real name is a No. 1 bet on leading
All-American elevens picked thru
tho nation. Besides hs remarkable
defeinsvo work, Holland has added
scoring to his jobs.
HOPPING to the other side of
tho nation the spotlight turns to
Kenny Washington, triple threater
of tho university of California in
I.os Angeles (UCLA to you).
Tho Bruin back, in his junior
year now, opened up sports scribes
eyes at the end of last fall with
p record breaking 76 yard pass for
p. ttcuchdown against Southern
An amazing tribute from a white
Southern college newspaper to a
Negro football player was given
Kenny by the Southern Methodist
student newspaper in Dallas, Tex.,
last year:
1 .io favorite player of the day
was Kenny Washington. No foot
bal1 player who ever lived had a
mere magnificent first quarter than
hi d d. He was everywhere. He
made all the tackles. He gained all
the ground. He wus absolutely un
All-Amercian selectors find Bernie
Jefferson, slippery halfback of
Just Before Christmas
(By Ivouis O. Hudson)
‘Twas the week before Xmas at
the Madison Square Garden Hall,
The ring fans were having their
weekly ball
Tbo roped arena was set in the
center with care
Awaiting the fighters who would
soon be there.
Up in the Press Row on the alert,
The scribes were there to catch
the dirt;
When from the crowd there arose
a clatter,
We all looked up to see what was
the matter.
Down the aisle with his head held
Came Kid Socem, the Georgia
tough guy.
A moment later with a very firm
Came K. O. Punchem in his robe
of red.
They cimbed thru the ropes sat
on the stools,
While the handlers adjusted their
To the center of the ring where
the refree had his say.
No hitting or butting in the break
The crowd roared again with the
sound of the gong,
Both men started to punch like
the battle of King Kong.
Like ferocious beasts they start
ed to circle around,
The Kid side-stepped, ducked with
his head,
And with his experience had noth
ing to dread,
Punchem spoke not a word and
went to his work.
Stuck out his left stopping the Kid
with a jerk.
Then measuring his man slipped
out his right,
Ih-ove his fists to the Kid's jaw
with all his might.
Tho young fighter got weak in the
j Swayed on h>'s pins like a tree in
r. breeze.
Tho Kid whose punches once caus
ed fear,
I)r!<vped to the canvass like a
striken steer.
Tho crowd on its feet yelled with
great surprise,
Tho clamor increased because the
Kit' did not rise.
The refree with a glance at the
quivering heap
Waved Punchem to his corner, his
victory complete.
A surge for the esc'ts quickly began
In that throng there were many a
Schocked at the quickness of the
On their way out were heard to
How in the H—1 does Punchem hit
that way.
The Kid can hit and fight all right,
! But he run up on the Wrong guy
Tiger Fox Recovering
From Knife Wounds
(larlem Hospital, Nr. Y. City
Tiger Fox was released after
‘ spending a week in the hospital
because of stab wounds inflicted
by a lady friend. It is understood
; that the Tiger will try to stop
l pressings of charges. True love
I never runs smooth , the Tiger
i claims. “It was just one of those
i things,” the Tiger remarked.
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Lyle Lasley, Negro,
New Publisher of
White Newspaper
Lyle Lasley ,an 18 year old Paris
Mo., youth has suddenly found him
self thrust into the role of editor
and publisher of a white newspaper
which was bequeated to him by T.
Vaughn Bodine, veteran white pub
lisher of the Paris Mercury for
whom young Lasley had worked as
closebody body servant and nurse
for a nmuber of years. Although
the whole matter is now in the
courts because of a contract, Bo
dine made afterwards which was
intended to place the paper in the
hands of another, providing for a
cash payment to the youth, it is
believed that when the courts have
finally rendered a verdict, the
newspaper will be turned over to
tho Negro youth with "no strings
c .—■1 ■ ■ ■ 11 11 a
Kid Concrete
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When the train stopped at Pine
Junction 12 miles from the small
of Rocky Mouuntains, at was greet
ed by a delegation from the home
of the Kid. After searching the
coaches upside down our hero was
to be found sitting in the company
of Grandpa Anvil Hardrock and
Papa Junior, nibbling on a bar of
peanut candy. Cameras clicked, the
reporter from tht Black Dispatch
the leading argument settler of
Jiles County; began to pepper the
Kid with an interview long as a
freight train loaded with empty
box ears. Finally the Kid replied,
“I cannot take credit for my vie
tories, I only fight as Grandpa An
vil and Papa Junior tell me what
to do. Asked if he would fight K.
O. Punchem the home town champ ?
Tho Kid stated: “I will fight him
any time.”
The train reached Rocky Moun
tains where the Kid was met with
all the pomp and splendor becom
ing to any champ, which Joe Louis
would probably envy. The first to
greet Kid was Grandma Hardrock
and the peach colored wife of the
fighter. Notes of rythm were sailed
in the air, by the Village Jug Band.
In the receiving line were Doc
Visitem and the good Rev. Back
slider with the rest of the folks
from Hincty Hill All the town
paid tribute to the new ‘‘What a
Reaching home after such a
grand reception the Kid took time
out to visit the school to the hill
where he first learned his two and
two. Joyous shouts greeted him.
After all the boy of today will be
the champ of tomorrow. Finally
our hero worked up to a little
rest that he was surely entitled af-!
ter downing in company of the
fight stragedy board, the best por-'
tions of three large springers and
the rest of the trimings that go
to make a Carolina dinner a suc-i
cess. Mail and invitations were
stacked in bunches that would make
a greyhound leap fatal. Reading
Over ouite a few. one attracted his
mini to fie pl'ice, bp told the Mrs. I
where they would spend the eve j
before Christmas. It was from his
old palzie, Jerry Slickmore now in
business for himself, delivering his
wife’s laundry. She was one of the
local village bells and the President
of the Starch an)! Wash Social club
This was one of the village Hincty
clubs exclusively for suds-busters.
Much press notice was given this
event in the Kids honor by the
Black Dispatch. It was decided that
it would be strictly invitaitional and
no holders of the prized parch
ments were to be admitted, to this
gala spaghetti festival a little di
ferrent from the pig foot struts,
given by other local clubs in the
Hincty Hill section.
The big moment arrived. Rocky
Mountain’s suds busting elite were
at their best. The big red lantern
was hanging on the front porch,
while the word welcome was writ
I 'ten. on the door mat. Inside fresh
: laundred curtains adorned the win
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duws, parlor floors scrubbed clean,
the music was presented Fes Bur
ton s string band seated on the
parlor rostrum. Folks history was
in the making. The dining Ub*e
with dishes laid out to a Queen’s
taste and the guests doing the Big
Apple to the strains of the good
Professors string band. The Kid
was the center of all eyes whose
mighty fists had downed the Hori
zontal Thunderbolt and tht Mighty
Double Jointed Joe. After all the
handshakes and backslaps, Mrs.
Slickmore announced dinner was to
be served. Rushing to the food
trough as an engine to a fire, all
that survived were seated at the
sumptious table.
Lo and behold sight was to be
seen, after the blessing by the good
Backslider everybody was watching
the hostess do her number bring
ing in the victual dishes. Spaghetti
and pigs knuckles were downed
like a tackle going to the opposi
tions 10 yard line with the ball. Ra
violi was taucked in mouths by
tho furlongs, while hard rolls were
broken like the banks in ‘28. Garlic
kept the crowd to full war strength
as the cheese and pickles reached
the right places. Pie off the orchard
tree was parsed around to taper
off the bill of eats. As 'the function
had nearly ended, a rot took place
at the end of the table. It was
Grandpappy Anvil looking thru hie
specs at the Rev. Backslider hol
lering, “Who in the h—1 took mjr
Urges Pro Football To
Get Negro Players
New York, Dec. 15—A sugges
tion that outstanding Negro foot
ball p]ayers who are finishing their
college work this year be not over
looked by the professional footbaH
clubs wag made this week to Tim
Mara, owner of the New York
football Gians, by Walter White,
N A AGP secretary.
Mr. White cited the performan
ces of Horace Bell, Minnesota;
Kenny Washington, UCLA; Brud
Holland, Cornell; and Bernard Jef
ferson, Northwestern, in his letter
to Mr. Mara.
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