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All-Star Classic; Talk of Separate Body For Grid Officials Looms at Chattanooga THE ALL-STAR game Thursday night at Soldier’s Field, Chicago, between the Chicago Bears, professional grid champions, and the College All-Stars, consisting of college stars graduating last June, was a sort of pre-view of how the pastime will look this fall with the new rules in effect. In the big “dream game” the other night, the ball was handed forward behind the line of scrimmage by backs who no longer were five or more yards back. The incom plete fourth down forward pass behind the opponent’s goal line no longer resulted in a touchbaok. There were droves of substitutions throughout the game—the same player go ing in and out of Ihe game in the same period as his coach cared to substitute him. There was no penalty for communi cation of or between players just entering the game. The only times substitutions resulted in penalties were those occasions when the insertions resulted in illegal de lay of the game. There were several penalties for this in fraction. The most severe penalty of the game was made against the All-Stars when, after it was ruled that one of their players roughed the pass-receiver behind the goal line, an incomplete forward pass was disallowed, interference was ruled, and Referee Fiessell put the ball in play on the one yard line with first down for the team which had put the hall in play. In two plays, the Bears were over for a touch down. Typically professional football was played by the cham pion Bears, who displayed a terrific wallop “down the mid dle” and a deadly, deceptive aerial game. Their traction was simply too much for the All-Stars as they held the ball for spells of three or more minutes at various stages of the contest. With the Bears leading 16-13 and the score indicating anybody's ball game, the All-Stars lost their best chance to go ahead for the first time when a promising drive was ruined with an untimely interception by the pros deep in their own territory. Prior to that foiled drive, the All-Stars, sparked by UCLA’s former ball-carrying immortal, Jackie Robinson had uncorked pass plays aggregating 81 yards and their second touchdown that narrowed the count from 16-6 to 16-13. The average football game generally runs around two hours, but, if Thursday’s all-star contest is to be a determi nant for the future, 1941 tilts will require about two and a half hours on the average. Free substitution in all periods will automatically “step up” the amount of time required to run off a game. Offi cials will find themselves heavily taxed this year in making absolutely certain the limitless substitutions don’t illegally delay action. The Southern Coaches and Officials Association holds its annual fall meeting in Chattanooga. Tennessee, next Sat urday and Sundav afternoons, September 6-7, and the body of “men in white” should find themselves assembled in one nf the most significant sessions of their history. The revolutionary nature of the 1941 rules changes, the increased emphasis on “bowl games” during 1940 when three such contests were staged in Atlanta, Orlando, and Birmingham, and the growing feeling, especially on the part of higher-ups of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, that the officials should be in a separate and distinct organization from the coaches—all guarantee a live ly session. In fact. Dr. Brady, by calling upon Prof. B. T. Harvey, most seasoned of the active arbiters in the loop and rated “dean of SIAC football officials”, established fhe fact that the so-called Southern Coaches and Officials Association (SCOA1 has never been anything more than an affiliate of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAC). Dr Brady asserted firmly the STAC has no jurisdiction what ever over the SCO A. The SICA president, following a brief speech by Coach Frank L. Forbes of Morehouse in which the Maroon athletic director pointed out the advantages of an officials organi zation not under control jurisdiction, or legislation of the coaches, expressed the opinion that the football officials should form an organization separate and distinct from the coaches. He said the fellows need not give up the fellow ships of old—that the roaches could continue to meet when ihe officials do, but in separate chambers. The prevailing opinion was that an organization of of ficials should govern and legislate .for itself. In fact, it was pointed out that most of the coaches weren’t really aware of which were the best officials, because they did not, for the most part, attend football officials’ skull sessions and meetings in thei respective regions. On the other hand, it was pointed out the officials know from working experi- , ence the good ones and the uncooperative ones Notwifhstanding a separate officials organization, a coach wouldn’t be duty-bound to use the men holding top ratings in the various officiating positions, as rated by the said body The particular coach could, of course, stick to his j policy of aslng u.e official® he holds in highest respect. But ftris almost a cinch that, in a majority of cases, the preferred officials of the average conference coach will be those “men in white” holding the top ratings as established by the MTicisi organization Officiating efficiently still calls for honesty, accurate observation, proper position upon the field, speed, and accuracy of observation. Those are the points upon which the coach would be expected to judge the quality of officials. Any rating body is going to judge on the same points. The odds, then, are pretty heavy that the coach and the rating body will arrive at virtually the same conclusions._ 15 Fort Benning Men Are Promoted FORT BENNING,* Ga.-(SNS) —Fifteen enlisted men of the 24th Infantry, Ft. Benning Ga , now on maneuvers in Louisiana, have been promoted, according to regimental orders received from the maneuver camp base camp in Ragley, La. Enlisted men advanced to high I er rank, all members of Company j 1 A and all promoted to the ran* > cf sergeant, are: Corp. John H. Sutton, Hous-j ton, Texas; Corp. George A. Tel- • lis, Smithville, Ga.; Corp John | Jackson, Jr., Belsoni, Miss. Corp. Major Bjennefield, Co lumbus, Ga.; Corp. Richard C. Grant. Davison, Ga: Corp. Ly mon Vickers, Bakersville, Ala.; Ccrp. Reuben Thompkins, Birm ingham, Ala.; Pfc. Cezar Bernard, Columbus, Ga. FORMER UCLA BALL-CARRYING SENSATION MADE MOST OF BRIEF CHANCE AGAINST CHI BEARS Brad Holland Will Remain At Lincoln WASHINGTON, D. C.— (ANP)— Jerome “Brud” Holland will coach at Lincoln for the next three years. This information, although unoffi cial, comes as an end to the duery as to where Holland would be this fall. Previously, it had been an nounced that Holland had signed to coach at Hampton and would as sist Coach Griffin with the Pirates. Later information leaked out that Holland had been approached by Lincoln alumni, after learning that Holland would not be drafted, and offered a three year contract after he had signed with Hampton. A wire from Hampton said offi icals there knew nothing of the change in Holland’s plans and were confidently expecting the former Cornell end to report to take charge of his linesmen at an early date. That was early in August. Nothing more came out until news came through Washington early last week that Holland had been signed and had agreed to the terms offered. At Hampton, Holland was sup posed to have had a teaching as signment as well as taking over the line coaching chores, and the Pi rates were jubilant at having sign ed the great Holland. But at that time, the draft situation hadn’t been cleared up, neither is it be lieved that Holland is definitely slated to go back to Lincoln where he has been working with a great degree of success since he left his alma mater. New York To ‘Jump’ Week Of Louis-Nova NEW YORK — (SNS) —Gotham will have one of the busiest weeks in its colorful sporting history be ginning with Sunday, September 28, and ending Saturday, October 4. In this single seven-day stretch sports lovers will be served the I world heavyweight championship fight between Joe Louis and Lou Nova, September 29; the opening of the World Series, either Octo welterweight champion Ted Coch rane and lightweight champion Lew Jenkins; and the first Satur day of bigtime football. The postponement of the Louis Nova fight from the night of Sep tember 19 to the night of the twen ty-ninth has given what would be a fairly exciting week on any cal endar a wallop which spells, in the language of the local trades men, Welcome-folks—we’ve been expecting you! Already merchants are preparing for greatly increased sales, hotels are booking reserva tions, theatres are filling orders by mail: there is an air of eager an ticipation hanging over the big town. Harlem is preparing to handle one of the biggest onrush of visi tors in years. John Roxborough, Louis’ co-manager, was at the Ho tel Theresa this week, and appeared decidedly pleased about the stir the coming fight is causing. The prospect of the Brooklyn Dodgers winning the National League race and them taking on the Yanks in the Series must not be under-estimated 'as a magnet drawing people to the loads of fans who will come to New York to see Lippy Durocher’s boys play in what the late Ring Lardner of af fectionately called “the Serus” that wouldn’t budge to see another team. Sports fans in New York would seem to have in the week begin ning September 28 what Cab Cal loway’s Brother Treadway would call “a nachal!” RALEIGH, N. C.—(SNS) — “To graduate is not to finish when there is work to be done,” declared A. G. Richardson, assistant super visor of Negro education of the Vir ginia State Board of Education as he delivered the 1941 Shaw Uni versity summer school commence ment address for forty-two degree candidates in exercises held August 22, 1941 in the Shaw University Greenleaf Memorial auditorium. Clicks In All-Star Came JACKIE ROBINSON The former ball-carrying sensation of the University of California at Los Angeles, v.ho starred against the Chicago Bears in the annual All-Star Football Classic in Chicago Thursday night. Clowns Fall Twice Before The Blitzy Black Barons I BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—(SNS)— Those famous Miami Ethiopian Clowns, called the “Little World Champions” fell twice before the blitzy Black Barons at Rickwood Sunday, 2 to 0 and 9 to 2. Macon allowed the Welchmen only three hits in the opener but ! suffered a 2 to 0 setback, a heart breaker. His mates socked seven blows off John Markrum, but the hometowners did super fielding. The Clowns got two men on with one down in the second inning of I the first game but a miracle-like I double play staved off the poten I tial rally. 1 Two singles put men on first and : second in the eight with none ; down. Edward Steele, a sandlotter inserted into the patched up Black ; Barons lineup that had two other plant league stars, took Showboat 1 Thomas’ long fly in right field, and with a perfect peg to third, cut down Khora trying to advance 1 from second alter the catch. “Piper” Davis played leftfield and ! Herman Bell caught for the lo I cals as several of the regulars are | suffering from injuries, j The second game, a seven frame | affair, was a walk-away for the Welchmn, Bostork, with a triple, double and two singles, had a perfect day at bat The Barons will meet the N. Y. Cuban Giants at Rickwood Septem ber 14. At this time the most valu able player award will be made. An all-star team composed of | topnotchers in the YMCA Indus trial League will play the Welch men a five game series for the city baseball championship Sepfember 20, 21 and 22. Scores by innings: RHE Clowns 000 000 000 072 Barons 000 101 000 231 Batteries: Macon, Khora; Mark rum and Bell. Second Game: RHE Barons 205 200 x 9 12 1 Clowns 010 010 0 2 5 3 Battries: Nyasses, Kallahan and Khora; Bankhead. Me Kinnis and Bell. Faulkner Leads First Lap Of City Golf Meet I By JOEL W. SMITH C. B. Faulkner, defending cham pion blasted out a brilliant 72 yes terday over the New Lincoln Golf and Country Club course, to lead the field in the annual City Open . Tournament. I Two strokes behind Faulkner j came George Harris, southern ama teur champion, with a total score of 74, while F. A. Toomer, presi | dent of the club pulled up in third ; place with a neat 77. Jerome B. Butler carded a 78 I for fourth place, and Mrs. Theresa i Howell, with a 99, led her sister, Mrs. Thelma McTyre by a four stroke margin in the ladies event. TOURNAMENT TO BE EXTENDED The tournament, originally sche duled to end with 36 ohles medal play today will be extended until Sunday to give several golfers, un able to play yesterday, a chance to enter. According to J. H. Early, chair man of the greens and grounds committee golfers desiring to enter, may play their first round today. Other scores turned in yesterday were as follows: Herman Baker, 81; William “Bill” Moffit, 86; Albert Louis-Nova Bout Tops Card Of Six Big Bouts! Six major boxing bouts—four of them world championship events— including the Joe Louis-Lou Nova heavyweight title tilt—will be broadcast exclusively over the Mu tual network, under the sponsorship of the Gillette Safety Razor Com pany, from September 12 to No vember 21, inclusive. The schedule, one of the strongest ever promoted by Mike Jacobs and the 20th Cen tury Sporting Club, will feature contests for the heavyweight, light heavyweight, middleweight, and lightweight crowns. Listeners to more than 150 ra dio stations in the U. S., Canada and Hawaii, will hear Don Duno phy and Bill Corum describe such star bouts as; Friday, September 12 “Sailor” George Abrams, who recently de feated middleweight champion Billy Soose, vs. Tony Zale, 'Gary, Indiana sensation, and National Boxing Association middleweight titleholder. 10 rounds. Monday, September 29 Champion Joe Louis defends his title against Lou Nova, he of the “cosmic punch” in New York’s Polo Grounds. 15 rounds. Monday, October 6, Lightweight champion Lew Jenkins in a catch weight bout with middleweight champion Freddie Cochrane. io rounds. Friday, October 31 Lightweight champion Lew Jenkins defends his crown against Sammy Angott, Na tional Boxing Association cham pion. 15 rounds. Friday, November 14 As a result of the great battle fought August 26 between Gus Lesnevich and Tami Maureiello, Mike Jacobs im mediately signed the two light heavyweights to a return bout, with in 10 minutes after Lesnevich was given the decision. Lesnevich will defend his newly won title. 15 rounds. Friday, Nov. 21 Billy Soose, pre sent middleweight champion, vs. Ken Overlin, the man whose crown Soose took last Spring. 15 rounds. All bouts start at 10 p. m., New York Time. All except the Louis Nova bout will originate from Ma dison Square Garden. JACKIE ROBINSON IS PRAISED FOR PLAYING IN ALL-STAR GO CHICAGO, — (ANP) — Jackie Robinson of UCLA, whose star was dimmed in his final season of col legiate football after Kenny Wash ington and other aces graduated, proved to 98,203 spectators at Sol diers field Thursday .night that he bows to none as a stellar halfback as his team, the College All-Stars bowed to the world champion Chi cago Bears, 37 to 13. Robinson, whose play in practice and subsequent publicity had caught the public’s fancy, had the crowd with him a's soon as he en tered the game in the second quar ter. He showed himself adept at blocking on offense and a deadly tackier and good pass defender. It was in the fourth quarter that he scored the second and last All Star touchdown in what was ac claimed the most sensational play , of the evening. With Charley O’Rourke of Boston College pitch- 1 ing, Jackie caught one for a 12 yard gain on the left side of the field. On the next play he set out. down the right side. Completely outrunning Bobby Swisher, fastest man on the Bear squad, he took a 39 yard O’Rourke pass over his , shoulder while traveling full speed I and sped the remaining seven yards 'or a touchdown withno one near ; him. Shortly afterward he was on the tossing end. Trapped far behind the scrimmage near his own goal, Robinson somehow passed 40 yards to Raul Severin of North Carolina to save the day and set another All-Star drive in motion. When he left the field later, he received a tremendous ovation. His teammates also seemed be hind him. When it looked as if the Bears were roughing him once, no fewer than a dozen All-Stars start ed upon the field to do battle. They were shooed back by officials. After the game Dick Plasman, Bear end, declared, “That Jackie Robinson is the fastest man I’ve ever seen in uniform. I thought Don Hutson was fast, but he could spot Don five years and pass him by. The only time I was worried about the game was when Robinson was in there.” His sentiments were echoed by nearly all the members of the Bear squad. Southern U. Jaguars Rated Favorites in Southwest; Texas College, ‘Dark Horse’ By R. E. DIXON DALLAS, Texas—KS N S)— Sep tember 1 and “King Football’ strides back into the picture as thy main attraction for millions of American sport fans. The pompous idol of tens of millions will reluc tantly share the spotlight for a brief spell with the World Series but thereafter, he will remain in the spotlight until after the last Bowl game has been played. Formal practice officially begins in the Southwestern Athletic con ference Labor Day. Looking back over the accomplishments of the various members of the seven colleges comprising this loop, one finds that they wound up the title race in the following1 order: Team W. L. T. Pet. j •Langston Univ. 5 1 0 .834 ■Southern Univ. _ 5 l 0 .834 Prairie View . 4 2 0 .667 Txas College . 3 2i 1 .583 Bishop College . 2 4 0 .333 Wiley College . 1 4 1 .250 (‘—Tied as co-chamions in 1940 race.) HOW THE 1941 RACE LOOKS After taking into consideration such factors as graduation losses, returning lettermen, advantages or disadvantages in the current schedule et cetera, the writer forth with climbs out unhesitatingly on the well known limb in an August ait tempt to predict November placements. Here’s how they look from hcr'e: Souther^ University, 1 Texas College, Langston, Bishop, i Prairie View, Wiley and Arkansas. SOUTHERN: The Jaguars lost our important men via graduation and are due to welcome at least 17 seasoned lettermen back into the fold next week. Of last year’s squadmen, 22 are affected by se lective service. I. V. Billes and “Pelican’’ Hill have graduatd, and Ulysses Jones and Elvini Montgom ery have played out their four year period of elegibility. Backs like Barnes, Gordon, Scott and Hoover, plus linesmen like Rucker,. Moody, Piper, Marelle. Julius Hib bler and others are quite enough to definitely make Southern the favored team. Then too, four of their six conference games are to be played on home soil. The Louisi ana eleven goes abroad for titlts with Bishop and Arkansas. Last year, the Mumford tutored juggar naut righted itself after dropping its first conference game to Langs ton in Oklahoma and proeeded to win five conference games in a row—only one of this five being played on its home grounds. TEXAS COLLEGE: With 22, lettermen expected to return and only three important losses by graduation, the Texas College Steers, the only outfit in the con ference to beat Langston last year, is rightfully touted as the team that must be beaten by the ulti mate winner of the conference title.. On paper, the Steers have everything needed ' to insure a fast, powerful and versatile aggre gation. A backfield boasting such luminaries as Clarejice Nix, Ralph Allen, “Turkey’’ Johnson, Shep pard and Ozzie Epps; performing behind a steady forward wall, studded with such outstanding players as Brown, Gupton, Boone, Wallace, Baker and Harris is better hand fair hand to open and untii the curtain goes down, the Rose City entry will be playing ’em close to the vest, for all or noth Collier, 86; Hugh Williams, 87; : Charles Marshall, 92; Walter Coley, 95; and Dr. G. A. Howell, 110. i Without a doubt, the limited < number of entries is due to the < fact that many golfers are tired f from the gruelling grind in four i major tournaments, but they are i expected to be rested and enter be- i fore Sunday. ■ ing. If the Steers are found to be vul nerable, weakness at the flanks will probably cause them their biggest worry. LANGSTON: Although the Hangman Lions suf/kained severe losses by graduation, inelegibilt.v and w'ithdrawls, yet it is always a safe bet to regard the Sooners seriously. They might not win more than half their games, but on the other hand they are tough customers to beat. Boasting great kicking, a dependable defense, and abetted by a scouting system that is almost flawless, the Lions play each game as per schedule, and are usually ready for the best their foes can muster. The graduation of Banks, Sloss, Street, McGinnis and Franklin, and the reported illegi bility of “Poison Ivy” Tate, Lyle and Johnson certainly leaves much to be done to bring' the Oklahoma eleven up to last year’s par, but still, the Lions look no wore than third. BISHOP TIGERS: Losses by graduation of Jim Redmond, “Wick” Evans, Brewster, Powers, Windom, Lee and “Jarrin Jawn’’ Hardee, the losses through selective service thus far of Gillis, Arthur Young and Leslie Matlock put a severe crimp in the Baptist lads ’ titular chances but barring early season injuries, Jimmie Stevens will be able to place one of the most formidftble sorting elevens on the greensward to be found anywhere in the loop. Capable re placements will be their biggest problem, and should injuries de prive them of the services of one ! or two key men, the Tigers would immediately drop from role of con ference dark-horse to the second division. Led by Robert Qualls, a dandy triple threat sophomore back from Dallas, the Bishop backfield still has the services of Oberian Bell, Hudson, Curtis and “Mulatto Jo” Harris. Up front will be found “Squire” Walton, Burton, “Red” Bass, Lester Eaton, F. Nelson and others who know their way around in fast company. Just a nod and a smile from Dame Fortune, and it would occasion no surprise to find j the Bishop team in a contending I position down the November stretch. PRAIRIE VIEW PANTHERS: The State school eleven, piloted by Sam Taylor, wilted in the stretch last year, two games away from the conference title. With barely ! more than sixteen players then j capable of standing the gaff in the hardest, game, the Tanthers faded dismally to lose to. Langs ton and Southern. With such out standing losses through gradua tion as Slider, Marks, Marion, Bailey, Herbert Richards and Wis ter Lee, all of whom were top hands as their positions in the loop last year, the downstaters will find the going tough to head the second division, to say nothing of crash ing the upper cnist. Don’t over Indict Two More For Peonage MACON, Ga.—(SNS)—James C Champion, white Worth county farmer, and W. V. Tomlinson, white foreman of a turpentine camp near Valdosta, have been arrested and indicted on peonage charges, it was disclosed Saturday. Tomlinson is charged with holding white per sons in peonage, while Champion was arrested for holding Negroes in peonage. Champion is to be tried in the October term of federal court at Albany. c look the fact that “Hippo” Hop kins, O’Neil Baldwin, Jacques Pat terson and George Phillips will be back for backfield duty, and that they’re all solid standouts, but what the Panthers will do for top notch forwards and capable re placements is the big' question. WILEY WILDCATS: Fred “Pops” Long will greet about thir teen lettermen come September 1 when the Wiley Wildcats trot out for their first practice session. The losses from the forward wall of Ox Johnson, Paul Tippens and Bill Hicks and the graduation of Ru ben Mimms from the rear works will be felt by the felines. Since big Top Upchurch was injured in Lingston in 1939 the Wiley line has had a difficult time trying to stop a nose-bleed. Upchurch is slated to return to the Methodists this year and paired with Czar In gram behind the line, the Wild cats’ defense should be bolstered. Otherwise, the Cats have plenty ol what it takes to make things in teresting for any foe offensively, but if your defense can’t stop the other fellow sometimes, your of fense will have little opportunity to get started. Czar Ingram, Sam my Smith, Kedjoe Wilburn, Ro^ Gomillion, Alfred Francis, Mar , vin Cummings, Luther Paulk, 1 Gaines, Richmond, “Kid” Ramsey and Sprott will all be back. Should the sophomore hopefuls improve as hoped for, the Cats will be a color ful outfit and capable, on their best days, of giving any opponent a run for their money. ARKANSAS STATE LIONS: Bill Taylor up at Pine Bluff loses ! 50 percent of his offensive and de j fensive strength in the loss of one ■ man. Archie Lewis is the name, and for three years the husky ver satile terminal has been a unani mous All-Southwestern choice. Burge, a stout guard, is also lost via graduation. Of course, such freshman stalwarts as “Lammer’’ Lawson and Pennymon from last year’s squad will return and their presence will mean much to a team that lost eveif/ conference game last year. The Arkansas en try can't undershoot its winning record of last year, so anything they do in the way of winning must be regarded as an imrove ment over last season. The fact that Arkansas plays Prairie View', Southern and Wiley in its own stadium appears to be the most significant factor in their favor just now. From here, the Razor backs must get several breaks to avoid repeating as cellar occupants for 1941. Negro Laundry Workers Sought COLUMBUS, Ga.—(SNS) — The attention of colored laundry workers of Cdruinbus is called to the fact that there are now Civil Service openings in the laundry at Fort Benning’. There are also openings for colored men and women hospital ward attendants. The positions of laundry oper atives and assistants, and hospital ward attendants are now open. The Columbus office of the Georgia State Employment Serv ice, a division of the State Depart ment of Labor, has all the neces sary civil service forms, and col. •red laundry workers and hos pital attendants, interested in se curing positions as above mention ed, are requested to call at the office of the Georgia 3* ate Em ployment Service located at 925 Broadway, to receive information onceming these openings.