The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, February 04, 1939, City Edition, Page Six, Image 6
SPORTS.. „ _i WHO Is MIKE JACOBS? By Louis O. Hudson l/obs of people wish to know wftat this man did and how did he vino to such great he'ghts in such . * comparative shodt space of time. To my knowledge, it is only this. >m< now and lastly Mike was nhmaye the baby, boy, child and j anajn that wra always on the alert trying to make a dollar. As a kid ft9 aold papers, sold pop and pea- j srtft* on excursion boats making acvpis ntanres of great numbers of I vne* e mnected with sporting en-! ferprkes of various types. Mike conceived th? idea w-hile watching several large sporting evontr. where people were forced to wtand in line for great periods of tntr to gPt seats; that it would *e a grand idea to buy a bunch Ahead of time for important events at th-1 regular prices of par, and •on the night of the occasion sell ■♦hem r n margin at p profitable ^-ftsi' This idea went over with •s* h-nc and it whs ling before 'MSci was kno-wn as a man with un canny knowledge of events that would draw the sheckles at big event *. A' this stage of the gamp an any’ flew in from the west in the personage of George L. (Tex) Rwb; H who had promt ed the -Velson and Johnson-Jefferies dfigh: with a great financial suc res*. With lots of money a daring as ’, "smbl ng mind not knowing the ways of Broadway, he must wurronnd himself wit han able ca binet that knew the people and the general way around uhe town. ^ !M ike s name was placed upon the ♦d*<ftk of Tex for approval and Richard lost no time in making Ja-j gr>Vis the man behind the throne, j This move Tex never regretted as it was a smart and profitable one «r>n his part. Jacobs lost no time *n making fame and fortune for ♦U«setf in his official Richard Kkibinet npnrity. Upon his own tampire m the world of Sports. Not so long after the departing <»f Tex, a ehingle adorning the door JRESERVED i fOR The FEDERAL Market 1414 N. 24th St. M 7777 1 'Across the street from the WXiAN FONTENEL1.E HOME* PHONE AT. 6355 KOKHS GOAL & KINDLING 253* LAKE ST. 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This was only the beginning, juat ho beginning. Here in this single room Mike made his matches, sold his tickets, met with himself to I • d scusa matters of paying his ho tel bill ani| other things of money importanrqp. Hfs fights were held any place tha* the owner of the arena would listen to percentage, idem. F should bo no news to you that Mike camo out of the long end of the horn. With the Madinon Square Garden in the way of real basis of corn petit on it was up to Mike to find i mething in the way of a fighting -'on-iation that would bring the crowds to the offering of the 20th Century Club. After ’-eading lot of copy about the brown boy in he West that answered to the rani'- ox Joe Louis, Mike took n gamble by taking a party of news paper men to the Motor City of Detroit where ho witriesi the brown bomber jr action. After Joe had performed to the specifica ion of ’h > r ss; Mike began to talk tur key with Johnny Roxbornigh, 1 m wirg he had the answer to r'roadway’s prayer After the nec e sary signatures were embossed the prize document , it was not long before our Joe was brought to the B g Apple to show his wares. .V -.v who is Mike Jacobs? (Ans.) llo is the man that stopped Joe (ion counting small change and give him a chance to deposit cer ified ch(*cks and win the heavy '•'ight Champion-hip. (That’s all) New York went wild over this new fistic mai-vel and so did Mike (and myself.) Old timers who said the Million Dollars gate died with Tex soon their mistake and jumped on Mikes I and wagon. With the money mart on e lower level than it was in the days of Richard, Mike suceeded Where others fainted from the 'bought. So al] in all folks Mike is the only man that brought back the Million Dollar gates, gave Joe Douis the chance to make a $1,000, 000. make history for the Colored Race. He gave Henry Armstrong the ohanco to become the only fighter ir thri history of the game to hold three titles at once. Of course it was the power of their fists that made them Champions; but re member they had to have an OP PORTUNITY to uso THEM. So Mike Jacobs is no more than what ho DOES. SPORTS CIRCUIT By IXHJIS O. HUDSON Newark N. J. One of the biggest fiascos of modem times was pulled at the Newark Armory where 9,087 jeer ing costumers paid $16,860 to see their pride and joy the “Hon. Two “Von*’ Tony Galento sink an in visible punch to the midsection of George Brest * of the Argentines, j f-eelng George fight before I know j oven allowing for age and ont of j condition, he is capable of putting J forth a better bout. Tony showed j nothing but 236 pounds of beef! and tho waist line of a fatted calf. | The round bouse invisible left which left which sent Broses to the mat was something* no one seen oy feh except George Tony must pray for the public not to call on him to fight Joe Louis for he will bo made to order for the Bom ber. Basher Dean sparring part ners of Ix»uis stole the show with »’. lively exhibition of clean boxing winning tihe decision over Phil Johnson in 6 hard fought beauti ful rounds of fighting. This will serve as the bulid up GET MONEY — LOVE 1 __ I I |u*r»nlM U> help yuu r«4 • »r» *Urt % t(% No etM !*..<• ftu*p wn ! «| I WriU rot* to*(p»- "1<KI i ¥. WJLl!^, Journal Snon^ St* Jersey City, N i. Dept.-O ' DARK LAUGHTER by 01 Harrington “Remember that engagement ring what Mr. Bootsie gave to my big sister? Well, she sent it back to ’im on account’a she couldn’t keep up tha payments on it." publicity campaign 1( r an nntica I eted Galento-Ixiuis scrap on the grounds that Tony knocked out Itrescp. quicker than Loui;i did. Lets hope tt ey are matched so wl can rid ourselves of "Public Nui- anco No. 1." Syr ace :e, N. Y. S'dat Syngh, the star of foot Iall for the N. Y. Orange team has played basket ball during the winter months as a conditioner. He ha i played a good game starring on several occasion for the Syra cuse team. Sidat has a good hepu taticn as a goal tow-er. This comes to him from an honest source, for he does the same thing with a football, t hicagc, III. Pop Lewis, George Jones and Wayne McCullough are here to see tho Ixmis-IiCwiH fight, Those1 boyn are having tho time of their young lives seeing the town. In late years Pop wears glasses on numerous occasions, but when Ed Small presented him with his check after the big festival, Pop said the figures were biy enough to read without glasses New York City, N. Y. The college schedule of Southern football teams was released to this office last week. A glimpse at the above tells me Southern farm will witness sorno of the f'nest cage ball Sport at various center courts of all times. I can now sec the reason some coaches have worked overeime. as competition seems the greatest in many a year. New York City. N. Y. Bojangles Bill Robinson turned down an alluring offer to stay for the Louis-Lewis fight. Bill will leavo for Cleveland Ohio, where he opens at a local Theatre for n weeks angagement. Bill said this would bo a tough fight and would be worth walking miles to witness. J Mike Jacobs had innervations on! deck for an unusual number of j Harlemites. St. LouK Me. The Sumner High school basket' ball team seems to be in good form, firms the latestdope e<f a 26-10 win over the P ne St. ’*Y" group. Billy Swanson, and Jordan Chambers, Muond dty sportsman will givel tho team new Jersey* for their fine efforts. Miami, Florida Jockey Wayne Wright, who will ride War Admiral in the $60,000 Widne/ Classic March 4, 1930 wan, valeted by Cleo Brown the race track employe of the Illinois Turfj Association who commitel suicide after shooting his wife in Tampa, | Florida about three years ago.” “Brownie” showed Wayne many an in and out during his apprentice days in k928 when he wea under contract te Ber Raroni the Rene truf mogul. New York City, N. Y. Chalky Wright, ftsblemate of Henry Ati.rstrong is doing very nicely under the guiding hand "f Eddie Walker who is “subbing” tor Eddie Meade in his absence, 'haIky just whipped another vic tim at the Ridge wood A. C. He like Henry is forced to take on over weight opponents as the boys of his weight do not care to mix with him. Daytct;, Ohi< Henry Armstrong the two title Champ on will pull in on the Broad way limited accompanyed by Ed 'ie Meade his manager Tuesdav n 11 set to see the Louis-I-zerwis heavyweight tussle. While here peac i negotiations will be aired to tho extent of an announcement of Henry fighting under the Jacobi banner at the Garden in Februar* egainst an un-named opponent. Kansas City. Mo. Pincy Brown one of the city’s '■.jsi: known guiding lights in the 'oca! sport circles has taken the pior on the old 12th St. Hall to itagj local fights if he can get the sanction of the rie-ht parties. Pincy still keeps his large legion of fol lowers and makes no kick about the general time. N’ew York City, N. Y. Walter Clark of Ix>s Angelos to gether with Rich Baker and Gent Sorrel saddened th? hearts of har lenitites to the extent of lett ng them know that their ppopo^ed vj it to the Big Strap will not be made. Anita is runn'ng full blast and their presence is needed at their homo spots Jay Chavis of Seattle and Felix Crane are ex pected at the laat minute. New York City, N. Y. Rooster Hammond of Detroit prabally the larger Race operator at present times and good friend of Jack Blackburn has arrived a head orf schedule to see the Louis Lewis f ght. Rooster has won over fSj.OOO betting on Louis to be vic torious on all of hii big league battled. Hammond will not bet on this fight for sentimental reasons tho he thinks Joe will w'n, add ing he will be In for the fight of his life. New York City, N. Y. The registers of the Dewey S*u»r«. Rraddock Hotels are Full of reservations for the “Big Mass.” This can be taken as a criterion of “There Still must be some nego tiable in circulation as all of the “bigwigs" will be here. Headquar ters for the fight gossip will be maintaned at the "big Apple” Harlem’s great night spot of joy. Ed Small of Small’s Paradise will hold open the house for visitors. Boston, Mass. Bob Pastor received the decision ! BEATING THE GUN By AL MOSKS for ANP Here's A Kid Who Really Runs! New York, Feb. 1—There's noth ing finer for jad?d nerves than to get out and watch tihe young gen eration at play. Saturday night we passed up a big time hockey match t ■ take in the Public schools Ath lete league Junior high track ■ games, contested at the spacious 245 Coast Artillery armonry. Nat <. ally we thrilled to the exploits of those indomitable bronzed kid dies of Frctf Douglass Junior high of Harlem, who after a laape of e. year, regained the track eham [ pionsh p of the city against the | best "Pop Knickerbocker" could | trot oue against them. Brown toned lithe youth still ir their middle teens, like Herbie Drayton, (60 yd. dash winner); Oss e Burton ,who walked off with the 120 pound 70 yd. dash, the re l-.y. winning the high jump, et al ^ warmed the cockles of our heart like a shot of brandy when the wind howling 20 below- zero. But one kid caused us to leave the drill shed wondering if we hadn’t been dreaming through it all. Clo-e your eyes with me for a . econo and visualize a husky, moonfaced kid from the rough and rea' sidewalk.-- of New York, tipp ing .he scales in the neighborhood of 182 pounds; and not a day over 15 years of age. With machine like effic'ency you watch this boy whose name appears as EDWARD GREE1NIDGE, prospect Junior high school, race la for the sheer joy of living through heat, and semi-fnal, leaving the rest of the fWl behind him as If they were ! «d by invisible ropea. Comes the final heat Greenldge (we’ll never forget his race) jogs upto the lines, a big laughing brown bey l who might eaadly be mistaken for » boxer*. Crack goes the gun, and I with it Greenldge It off like a Jesse Owens. Now the crowded » i over Tiger Warrington in a 10! round go at the Boaton Garden here. The fight was a close one un 11 the 8th round. Bob sent the Tiger to one knee for the ooaat of 1 and then out boxed him for the remainder of the bout, by a risiousbody attact. The Tiger a real veteran of the game has aged considerably and connot get by on his ring generalship with the younger boys. Bobby Little t>he New Haven flash was introduced n the ring. He is the \Velt“rweight Champ of the N E. States. armory is up on their hind legs just a people of them, forgetting .'or the moment as this amazing youngster speeds down the chalk ed lanes that they are. Jew or Gen tile, or black or white. Now he's two yards ahead, six, ■.ever, ten and twelve, looking back with a grin at the staggering two roped field in his wake A. hushed silence ensues while the judges and timers huddle, then it comes. "The tim i 10.4 seconds, creating a new 103 yd. dash schoolboy record over that had stood for 10 years.” Ctfter events are on the card, but we have no eyes for them, only the | picture of this juvenile greyhound,1 who bids fair to take his place with “all time greats’ when he grows uj. Back home, that charming lir | wiio of oars chides ns for babbl ing inocoherently over the exploit* of something that was to us, a cross between « flash of lightning and a shooting stah. Expert ob servers agreed with ue that had the giant youngster been pressed,1 ho could (have raced the distance in 10 seconds flat. AND DON'T , FOROET, THE BOY'S ONLY [ FIFTEEN. -oCio NEW NEGRO TRACKSTER MAY RE GREATEST YET TO APPEAR AT UNI. OF NEBR. Sensational Borican Carries ou Owens Trtinioda .. . Owens Tradition —Is Artist Too Wants to Blast Jim Crow— Myth on( Mile Run -a Versatility seems to be the I force of John Borican of the Shore A C. the latest and perhaps the greatest of the Negro athletes to stop into the spiked shoes of Eddie Tolan Ralph Metcalfe, and Jesse | Owens, record splitting performer# of recent years. Already the powerfully built Negro lad is being touted as an Olympic competitor and the fut ure decathlon champion of the wort! Standing 6 feet tall in his stocking feet and packing 175 pounds of rangy bone and muscle Borican will bear watching. Ho is tho holder of the National penthalon championship, runs the 400 meters in 0:4'.9, hurdles the nemo distance in 62 seconds flat, car do 1:52 in the half and can approach or hit record time in a dozen other events. Yet he is an unknown quantity. His talent and abil'ty have not yet been guaged. ‘Ru>mg inthe finrt 00« meter race of his career the Negro star won the Grover Cleveland-Osceola meet easily in 1:17 last Saturday. He has never raced the mile yet says he /hope* to lun as many as possible in an effort to disprove tho canard that “colored boys can’t run * god mile." Although ho now sports the col ors of the Shore A. C. Borican is a graduato of Virginia State, holding r degree in fine arts. Borican expects to become a portrait pain-j ter, if he can make the right con nections. Never having seen any of his canvases it is dificult to discuss his artistic talent but if he can paint like he can run America has a great aster. His all around track performances paint a picture that is the wonder of trackdom. He sprints the 100 meters in 0:1.8,! the 110 meter high hurdles on 0:14-' .7. the 4000 meters in 0:47.9, and has run 4.16 for the mile. In j field events his prowess is as not-j able. He broadjumps 23 feet and. six inches, hi* jumps 6 feet and inhees, tones the javelin 160 feet and the di*et»ss 130 feet. He's never attempted t« pole vault but ia certain that he can climb up to twelve feet. He runs as well indoors as he does la the open. The sharp beak ed tUrun do not bother him as nudylis they do Johnny Woodruff ' the 800 meter Olympic champion, so wamtriculating at Pittsburgh. Hu is programmed to appear at the tape for the Bishop Chevents 100# meter race a', the K. of C. meet in the Boston Garden this Saturday hut because of his overwhelming desire to ‘VseJ for myself” Direchar f«ill Kenney may shift him aver to the mile. By next year Borican should ha in fine shape for the Olympic Jhry outs. Ho should better his jwrier | championship performances in the 800 meters, and should upset Jnak ! Patterson, of Rice, who comqnurad | him twico in the 400 meter* hurdl es, once in this country and unaa in Berlin, during the German-thii ted States dual meets last year. Comparatively unknown despot* hi" sterling perfr;tnancea and his championships in the pJantatiam eh-mpionxhips in the pemtihataa and the Junior 400 meter hnrfle and 8 hundred meters BeHbaa should hit the headlines many | times between now and July 4th. when he expects to annex the MOO me er riceptro at the Lincoln. Ma braska, meet. Despite his own choices for the next world decathlon champions. ; two Negroes, Bill Watso af lffoh j rgan, and Wilbur Strode, of U. C. L. A. John Borican figures to re place Glen Morris, present decath I lor title holder, in 1940. r\ An “electric eye” will detect im purities, as .soft drinks are bottleh op Treasure Island for visitor* V* the 1939 California World’s Fair. 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