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THE KANSAS CITY SUN, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1920.
Sport Theatricals Athle t ics
Q. J. GHmore, Sport Scribe.
A Merry Christmas and a Happy New
Year to thei Sport Fans of
From, Rube Foster of the American
Hello Santa: I want everything. I
want all of the best players In the
country: 1 want to play ball In my
own park alt the time: I don't want
nn had weather: I want to beat those
Kansas City Monarchs; .1 want all of
the publicity In tho Negropapers; i
want the best of all the decisions;
I want you to make C. I. Taylor stop
fussing with mo. Now, Santa, I guess
I have not forgotten anything; If so,
you can bring it also. From your
ANDREW ItUDKN FOSTER.
From C. I. Taylor of the Indianapolis
A. B. C.'s.
All that 1 want for Christmas Is a
ball team that can beat Chicago, ue
tmit. Knnsas City. Columbus, St
Louis. Philadelphia, New York, and
thnQo rhlraeo uiants. You see, San
ta, I am not asking for much this
Christmas. You do not neea my un
dress; Just send my present to In
dianapolis and I will get it.
By By, from c-
to bring us a whole lot of catchers,
pitchers, first basemen, second base
men, third basemen, short-stops, and
some out-fielders. We also want somo
good weather, and be sure to wake
those people up down In Columbus.
If you will give us what we have
nsked for. we will bring our team to
Kansas City and let them play wltu
By By, from
HARRY AND DOCK.
BASEBALL REVIEW OF THE PAST
The following letters were received
by Santa Claus from the Base Ball
Magnates of the National Negro Base
Ball League: I
From J. L. Wilkinson of thS Kansas
Dear Santa: Please bring me a
good manager, a real right fielder,
another Rogan, a good catcher, a
promising second baseman, and the
bame kind of good weather that you
brought me the past season, and be
sure to see that Donaldson, Carr, Jay
Bird return to Kansas City. I am
going to be a real good magnate next
summer and give Kansas City a pen
From Harry St. Clair and Dock Smith,
the New Owners of the coiumDus,
Ohio Team, Formerly the
Dear Santa Claus:
Of course, Santa, you know we did
not write to you last Christmas, so
wo know that you are going to bring
us a whole lot. Yes, we bought the
n.ivtrm Marcos, and you know we
need a whole lot. One of us, Santa,
runs the Old Folks' Home here at
k-nnsns Citv. but there are no more
ball players out there that old Joe
Green of the Chicago Giants got all
of them last year. Be sure, Santa,
From C. I. Mills of the St. Louis
I want you to bring me the same
thing that you are going to bring
Rube Foster of Chicago. That's an
From Tenny Blunt of the Detroit Stars
All that I am going to ask you for
this Christmas is to stop Rube Fos
ter from taking my poor little ball
team. He took Jimmy Lyons irom
me the other day and now I have
no ball team to play with. O, yes, 1
almost forgot, I don't want to travel
much next season; I want to play all
the time in Detroit.
By by, from TENNY.
PROMINENT SPORTS AND ATH
LETES WHO HAVE VISITED
KANSAS CITY -THIS YEAR.
From Joe Green of the Chicago Giants
All I want, Santa, is those players
that nobody else wants, and I will be
satisfied. Nobody wanted Taylor, the
great pitcher; Beckwith, the catcher.
and little Frankle Duncan, last year,
and I took them; now eiery one of
the other magnates want to take them
away from me. Yes, Santa, just give
me the leavings.
From little JOE GREEN.
P. S. I want to take my team to
Knnsas City a whole lot next season.
I like big crowds.
YOU HAVE SEEN THE REST NOW SEE THE BEST
America's Greatest Colored Show "Bar None"
Headed by the Foremost Comedians
WHITNEY AND TUTT
Supported by a creditable cast, and the
FAMOUS BRONZE BEAUTY CHORUS.
Presenting Their Latest and Biggest Success
n a linniii 1 jj
DA ft! BUIJ LA
A Jazzonian Operetta in 2 Acts 10 Scenes Everything
New and Original.
Beautiful Special Scenery Gorgeous Costuming.
WE LEAD LET THOSE WHO CAN FOLLOW.
Negro Baseball League was organ
ized at Knnsas City, Mo.
Kansas City proved to be tho best
Negro baseball city in the League.
More than 700,000 fans paid admis
sion to tho games played by the
American Giants of Chicago won
Negro baseball Is here to stay.
One hundred thousand Whito and
Negro fans attended tho Monarch
games at Association Park the past
season without the least bit of fric
tion. Baseball used to be a barroom game
but it is now a social function.
Negro teams used to play for a keg
of beer, but now they play to 85,000
Did not discover any real Negro
umpires the past season.
Big Leaguo games now playing N&
gro League teams in Cuba and Call
The Kansas City Monarchs played
to more local fans than the Kansas
Rube Foster re-elected as President
ot the Negro League.
Annual Session of the League held
at Indianapolis, Ind.
The East and West Joined hands.
Secured such parks as the National
League Park at Cincinnati, the Brook
lyn National League Park, the Colum
bus, Ohio, American Association Park
and the Philadelphia League Park for
Made baseball a safe investment
Made basball contracts legal.
Sol Butler and Howard Drew, world
famous college athletes.
Harry Wills, Negro heavyweight
Jack Thompson, Negro heavyweight
Leo Johnson, Negro lightweight
Youne Joe Cans. Negro lightweight.
Kirby Anderson, Negro billiard
Andrew Rube Fosterr tamous jNegru
Dave Wyatt, dean of Negro sport
Jack Johnson, former Negro heavy
Sam McVey, Negro heavyweight.
John Lester Johnson, here with
Joe Dunn and Teovan Jones, Chi
caeo live wires.
Topeka Jack Johnson, noted ngnt,
Torrentl, the Black Babe Ruth.
John Donaldson, the greatest pitch
er in the world a few seasons past,
r:. I. Tavlor- Joe Green, Tenny
Blunt, John Mathlas and Carley Mills,
Leo Patterson, Negro champion of
the A. E. F.
ter Faeln had reached first on a field'
ors' choice, he hit a triple to deep
left, scoring Fagin. McNatr came
homo on Carr's double. In the 7th
inning Kylo opened tho inning by a
singlo to right. Fagin hit ono to tho
same place. McNalr sent both men
home on. a long singlo to center. Ro
gan struck out ten of tho big leaguo
stars, while Mails fanned four of tho
Negro stars. Hits All-Stars, i
Socks, 9. Attendance, 5,000.
Never let prejudice Interfere with
your good judgment.
As us,ual tho Christmas cheer so
cial Wclfaro Workers will distribute
baskets and provisions to tho old ana
decrepit people of our race during
Christmas holidays. All those inter
ested In helping to mako Christmas
cheerful for tnoso who cannot help
themselves" are reguested to phono
Mrs. Nelllo E. Young, Clifton 2310 or
Mrs. Minnlo L. Crosthwalt Main 5220,
From Mr. Mallna, Havana, Cuba,
All that I ask for this Christmas
Is a nice big boat that will bring my
team back from Havana, and a nice
little train that will take them to Cin
cinnati, where we are going to live
I do not need any more baseball play
ers, as I have already got a good
team. That's all. By by.
GILMORE'S ALL-STAR TEAM OF
THE NEGRO LEAGUE FOR 1920.
WEEK STARTING MONDAY, DECEMBER 9TH
Matinees: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday.
Seat Sale Starts Thursday, January 6.
From John Connors of New York.
All that I want is what I have got
now, and a chance to go to Kansas
City, where they have 15,000 people
to pay to see a ball game. 1 might
need something after I make a trip
out West next summer. By by.
From JOHNNY CONNORS.
The Wiser Jubilee and
A. M. E. CHURCH
Thursday, December 30th.
1120 WOODLAND AVENUE
Consisting of Concert and Jubilee Singers; also Interpre
tive Reading. It has been our good fortune in the organiz
ation of THE WISER JUBILEE AND CONCERT SINGERS
to have secured a number of performers of the Colored
Race who by reason of training are competent to render an
evening of delight to a desirous public.
DOORS OPEN AT 730 P. M. PROGRAM BEGINS 8:15
ADMISSION --- 35 CENTS AND '20 CENTS
A. FORD. Manager.
658 Walnut Street, Just North of Sixth Street
SAyE ON YOUR MEAT PURCHASES
Quality Service Value
Swift's Premium Hams.... 30
Premium Bacon 50
Cudahy Rex Bacon, special 35
Prime Cruck Roast IB
Cholse Pot Roast 12
Round Steak, Center Cut.. 25
Prime Sirloin Steak 25
Flank Steak, thick 25
Leg O'Muttok y.20
Shoulder Mutton . .15
Young Beef Liver 15
"Lqan Lamb Stew, 3 lbs.... 25
Fresh Tripe, 3 lbs 25
Bacon Squares, Special.,.. 22
Flank Boiling Beef 10
Leaf Lard 20c lb., 10 lbs.. 11.85
Fresh Pig Hams 20
Fresh Pig Shoulders 17
Fresh Picnic Hams 15
Choice Young Turkeys 55
Fat Hens, only 32
Young Roasting Chickens. .32
Nebraska Spare Ribs, spec. 17
Chine Bones, i lbs 25
Nat'l Pure Pork Sausage 25
Pork Chops, Special 20
Sliced Fresh Ham...., 25
Hog Liver and Melts, 2 lbs 15
Banner Eggs 63
Blue Valley & Prairie Rose 58
Open till 10:30 P. M.
From Edward Bolden of the Hillsdale,
Please try and get me all of the
players that old Nat Strong has down
in New York playing on the Lincoln
and Royal Giants and I will be satis
fied. Also make Johnny Connors of
New York be good next season. That's
From the Negro Sport Editors.
All that I want is a chance to live;
that's all. (Signed)
Dave Wyatt, Chicago Whip.
Frank Young, Chicago Defender.
Ira Lewis, Pittsburg Courier.
Elwood Knox, Indianapolis Freeman.
Art Williams, Sport World.
Q. J. Gilmore, Kansas City Sun.
From the Kansas City Baseball Fans
Please bring us a new manager for
the Monarchs. That's all.
De Moss, 2B.
Moore, S. S. '
J. Lyons, R. F.
Torrenti, C. F.
B. Taylor, IB.
McNalr, L. F.
Dixon and Beckwith, C.
Car and Donaldson, Utility.
Harry Wills, the Negro heavy
weight, ranks with such men as Sul
livan, Peter Jackson, Jim Jeffries, Jim
Corbett, Bob Fitzsimmons and Jack
Johnson, and is the only logical con
tender for the championship now held
by Jack Dempsey. Harry enn whip
anyone that Dempsey can put away,
and probably a few others.
Jack Johnson, the former Negro
heavyweight champion, is now so
journing with his Uncle Sam, out near
Leavenworth, Kas. Jack expects to
pay us a visit early next summer.
Leo Johnson, the Negro lightweight
champion, defended his title against
Young Joe Gans here 'at Kansas City
during the Elks' Convention. The
contest was a good draw.
Kid Norfolk, Panama Joe Gans and
Lester Johnson are all top notch Ne
gro mittmen, and only their color keep
Bigg Bill Tate, better known as
Black Bill, continues to act as the
sparring partner of Jack Dempsey.
Well, Bill keeps near the champion
ship. Sam Langford fights six days every
week and rests the seventh day. Sain
also foflght in the Spanish-American
Local fans will watch with gTcat
interest tho efforts of Harry St. Clair
and Dr. Howard Smith, prominent
men of our city who recently bought
a franchise in the Negro Basehall
League. They are now joint owners'
of the Columbus, Ohio, club, formerly
the Dayton Marcos. They have so-
cured the services of one of the great
est. if not the greatest, baseball lead
er In the country to manage their
club. Sol White, who has been se
cured to lead the club, was the great
est shortstop in his day, being a for
mer graduate of Wilberforco Univer-
fclty, and has played on all of the lean
Ine clubs of the country. Ho was
at ono time tho leader of the famous
Giants when Rube Foster "was in his
prime. At the recent baseball meet
ing in Indianapolis, Rube Foster sta
ted that he considered Sol White the
brains of baseball. St. Clair and Smith
should be congratulated on securing
such a leader. Harry Is known among
his friends as the champion loser,
and It is predicted that Harry is born
to die this coming senson. Dr. Smith
states that he is going to put a win
ner in the Ohio city if It takes every
old man in the County Home, Harry
will soon leave for the Ohio capital
city to get things in readiness for the
opening of the season. Wo wish you
both luck with your team while you
are playing the other teams of the
League, but when you come to Kan
sas City, O you Monarchs.
If at any time I am called upon to
pass judgment on a fight between a
White and Negro fighter, I will try
and lay aside prejudice and give fhe
nubile true facts. A few local sports
seem to think that all Harry Wills,
tho creat Negro heavyweight, has to
do Is to get Jack Dempsey in the
ring and all is over. Now, boys, i
want Wills to bo champion as oau
as you do, but fo do so, is a; man's
Job. Jack Dompsey has been panneu
by the 'sports through the country
for his bad showing with Bill Bren
nan last 'week in New York. Demp-
sey did all that ho was required, to
do. It was a 15-round contest and
ho knocked out his opponent In the
12th round. What did you expect him
tb do, kill his opponent? Brennan
is a hard man to whip, ana anyono
taking Brennan's measurement is a
real championship contender. Demp
sey has won every fight that he has
had in the past two years by a knock
cut. Dempsey will fight any man that
lives, but at this time it would not
bo wise for him to take on such a
tough opponent as Harry Wills until
lie has disposed of the French cham
pion and collected that $300,000 which
goes to the winner. If Dempsey is
returned the winner In Is fight with
the Frenchman, I feel sure that ho
will fight Wills and the rest of the
Negro fighters. Dempsey is one of
tho gamest champions that has ever
held thetltle. Yes, he Is rather pop
ular with the Negroes. He always
employs Negro trainers.
We have all kinds of Xmas
candies. A large assortment of
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The great Walter Mails, the recent
World's Series hero, defeated for the
second time by the K. C. Monarchs
at Los Angeles.
TY COBB, THE BULLY, THE
CRACKER, TO LEAD THE
Tho Kansas City Monarchs, who are
playing in the California Winter
League under the name of White
Socks, defeated Duster Mails the sec
ond time in two weeks by the score
of 4 to 1. Tho Socks hopped on Mails'
delivery for nine juicy hits. The
Cleveland star appeared to have noth
ing on the ball which the Socks
didn't like. Rogan, the great Negro
star, was in rare form, holding tho
All-Star Leaguers to two scattered
hits. The lone run made by the All
Stars was put across in the' 5th In
ning by an error. McNair's big bat
was responsible for three of the
Socks' tallies. In the 3rd inning, af-
In speaking of Ty- Cobb, the Georgia
Peach, who was selected this week
to manage the Detroit Tigers, several
of the local papers spoke of Cobb's
fighting ability. Yes, Ty should have
been a prize fighter instead of a ball
player. The Negroes of this country
will never forget his cowardly attack
on a poor defenseless Negro chamber
maid last year in a Detroit hotel. No,
Ty, you have been a great player, one
ot the greatest in all times, but what
ever regard the Negro baseball fan
had for you has gone. You not only
lost your good Negro friends but hun
dreds of Whites. As far as we are
concerned you will be a failure as
leader of the Detroit Tigers. Cobb
never would report at tho training
camp until near the time for tho
opening of the season. Ho now states
that he will be the first to report this
spring. A poor follower is a poor
leader. If he would not work for
Hugh Jennings, then he should not
expect tho boys to respect him.
For Sale Very Reasonable.
Wo can get anything you want
in wearing apparel.
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Special Christmas program
will be rendered by the chilOren
of the Sunday School of Ward
Chapel Thursday evening, De
cember 23rd. Don't miss this.
Everybody welcome. Admission
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Fresh and Salt Meats.
2100 Harrison St, Kansas 'City, Mo.
HERE FOR AN EXHIBITION.
Kirby Anderson of Chicago, the Ne
gro Billiard Champion, is hero in our
City and will give an exhibition Tues
day night at Labor Temple, playing
with ono ot the leading WhlteCham
plons ot our city also ho will play a
handicap match with Sam Wilcox, the
local Negro, billiard champion. Much
credit should be given to Johnny
Jones, George Golden, and Barker &
Durk, our local billiard room owners
for arranging this exhibition for tho
people of our city. Mr. Anderson
will soon leavej for a trip around the
country playing all of the leading
White players. This trip Js being
arranged by the Brunswick-Balk Bil
liard Company who have charge of all
large billiard exhibitions. Leroy
Bloomfleld the Champion of Nebraska
will also be here to play a match
game with Sammy Wilcox for the
Amateur Negro Championship, Ar
rangements have been made for the
finest billiard equipment for this occa
sion. Each player on this occasion
will appear In full dress. Billiards Is
a great game with the leading White
people of this country and billiard
tables can be found in the homes ot
all of tho rich. Mr, Anderson Informs
the Editor of this page that there is
no prejudices In billiards and that he
has no trouble in securing games in
the leading billiard parlors ot this
country. He states that he is not sat
isfied in being tho Negro Champion
but aspires to be tho real Champion
of the world. The game has taken on
new life Blnce Mr, Anderson has been
In our city and from now on billiards
is going to be the real sport In our
city. Billiards is the greatest indoor
sport and Is played by millions of peo
ple yearly. 18.2 Balk Line is new to
the local Negro players and Mr. An
derson will enedavor to explain every
angle of the game as he goes along.
Effprts are being made to keep Mr.
Anderson In our city and it we are
successful Kansas City la going to be
the real center for Negro billiard play
ers. This Is a rare opportunity for
the people of our city to witness a
real billiard match, and a real Cham
pion. Mr. Anderson Is the most pop
ular player In the country and Is well
met and has made a host of friends
in our city. He Is accompanied on hia
trip to our city by his charming wife
who aspires to be the lady champion
of tho world. Arrangements have
been made to accommodate 1000 peo
ple at Labor Temple next Tuesday
night, December 28th. Q. J. Gilmore,
Sport Editor of the Kansas City Sun
will referee tho games and will appear
in the customary clothes tor the even
ing, full dress.
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