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Giants Will Meet
The memory-studded Hilldale
Park will be the scene of the
Pennsylvania Colored baseball
league’s first “Dream Game’’,
which will be played at the field
Sunday afternoon.
Stars selected from the four
other clubs of the league will op
pose the Lansdowne Giants, who
won the first half schedule by
defeating the Wayne Black Hawks
last week.
The game, which is expected to
be in line with the many thrill
ing encounters that have taken
place on the historic sward, finds
every member of the five-team
league taking part. The clubs
which will furnish the opposing
players are Wayne Black Hawks,
Main Line Tigers, Philadelphia
Black Sox and the "Liberty Stars,
which led the league up until a
few days before! the end of the
Managing the Ail-Stars will be
Bob Baynard of the Liberty club;
assisting him are Managers Tay
lor and Saltzer, of the Tigers and
Black Hawks, respectively.
Grant Thompson will as usual
handle the managerial reins for
the Lansdowne team, which will
be hard set to snare honors from
their rivals.
Biggest Event
The game will be the biggest
event of the season so far with the
All Stars being carefully selected
Ik by the officials of the league. The
pitching staff of the All Stars will
trot out the best in the league
v/iln Harris of the Main Liner
Tigers going to the hill to start
the game, this pitcher has been
hurling great ball all season and
he is going to show the league
leaders a fine assortment of stuff.
Jackson of Liberty Stars, will al
so see service as will Cohen of
the Wayne Black Hawks. The
catching chores will be in capa
ble hands when Campbell, of
Wayne Black Hawks and White,
of Black Sox, will divide the
work behind the bat.
At first base Gore of the Black
Sox and Williams, of the Liberty
Stars, will do the work, while at
second base two stars in Williams
Liberty Stars and Brooks, Black
Sox will guard this keystone
At shortstop Duckett, Black
Hawks, and Irwin, Liberty Stars,
will do the work, while at third
base White and Bell, of the Main
Line Tigers, will do some fancy
Tigers in Outfield
In the outer garden Taylor and
Harris, Main Line Tigers; Pitman
and Robinson, Black Sox; King
Black Hawks and Harris, Liberty
Stars, will snare the flies and dc
some yeoman work with the stick,
Luke Appling and Taft Wright,
who have been staging a neck
and-neck battle for team hitting
honors among the White Sox
most of the season, may have to
welcome a third contestant into
the scrap before long in the per
son of Julius (“Moose”) Solters.
The big outfielder, whom Jim
mie Dykes obtained last winter
in a swap for Rip Radcliff, has
been belting the ball at a ter
rific clip recently. From June
26th .to July 7th, which preceded
the All Star game layoff, the
Moose collected 21 hits in 46
times at bat for an average of .457.
The spurt lifted his season
Mark by 56 points during that
period, from .277 to .333. If be
continues the pace he won’t be
long in overhauling Radcliff’s
current average of .355 and thus
silence the second guessers on the
Though President William Har
ridge of the American League up
held the New York Yankee protest
on the eleven-inning 1-0 victory
won by the White Sox June 20th
and has ordered the game replay
ed, he ruled that all individual
records in the protested game will
stand. Thus Johnny Rigney gets
credit for the hard-earned tri
umph to give him seven victories
and Monte Pearson must suffer
the loss.
The protest was uphed on the
ground that Moose Solters did not
make a bona fide catch of a foul
by Bill Dickey in the second in
ning when he dropped the ball
while trying to recover his falling
When the White Sox meet the
Cubs the result appears to be in
evitable—even when it’s golf. The
South Siders whipped their Chi
cago rivals, 6 to 2, in their annual
inter-club match at Twin Orchard
last Tuesday, July 9. Manager
Jimmy Dykes showed the way by
beating Boss Gabby Hartnett of
the Cubs, 3 and 2, with the day’s
low score of 80.
The White Sox began distribu
Southern Tennis
Meet to Open in
’Kegee, July 25
July 13—The Sixteenth Annual
Championships of the Southern
Tennis association shapes up as
possibly the best in this long se
ries of sterling tennis in Dixie.
The 24th U. S. Infantry Tennis
club of Fort Benning, Ga., has
made plans to send ten players
led by Sergeant Charles Penrose,
their number one man. Penrose
will play in the singles and team
with his old paitner, Richard Col
lins, to take part in the doubles
competition. Penrose and Collins
are former Southern Tennis as
sociation doubles champions.
Joseph D. McGee, chairman c.f
the American Tennis association
publicity committee, is bringing
twelve players from the South
Carolina 'Tennis association. The
Georgia Tennis association will
furnish players among whom will
be Marshall Arnold, Morehouse
college freshman, a former Na
tional boys’ champion, and who
now holds, along with Joe King
of Dorchester Academy, McIntosh,
Ga., the National Junior doubles
championship. James F. Carter,
cne of the young players of At
lanta, will probably team with
Arnold in the doubles. They won
the Georgia State doubles cham
pionship at Camp John Hope, Ft.
Valley, ?_ist week. Xav.ier
univv. ./ is sending a group of
players headed by Louis Graves,
present Georgia state champion.
From West Palm Beach, Fla.,
George W. Ingram, executive sec
retary of the Florida Tennis as
sociation, and Ulysses Ingram, his
brother, have entered the dou
Tuskegee will be represented by
John B. Garrett, National veterans
champion; Howard Minnis, Clif
ford Russell, Robert Scales, Wil
liam Campbell, Charles G-. Be
vans, and several other well
known players. The play in the
women’s section promises to be
the best ever staged on the Cham
pionship Courts with such stars
as Roumania and Margaret Pe
ters in the singles and doubles;
Katherine Jones and Maymie
Stanley in singles and doubles;
Helen Hutchinson in junior sin
gles; Mrs. Cleve L. Abbott and W.
Russel Brown in singles and dou
The Georgia asociation will
send Miss Ella F. Bush of Atlan
ta; Miss Magnolia Childs and Miss
Rosebud Brown, also of Atlanta.
Miss Lesline Hatchet and Miss
Gladys Hambick of Tillotson col
lege, Austin, Texas, will take
part in the singles and doubles.
From Florida comes Miss Susie
Washington, ace of the Florida
Tennis association.
Drawings will be held in Logan
Hall at the Institute, Wednesday
evening, July 24, at 8 o’clock.
Play will start promptly at 1U o’
clock Thursday morning July 25.
The league leading Lansdowne
Giants will have their club in
tact. This club, which is in first
place, has been playing great ball
all season.
tion Thursday, July 11, of all
tickets ordered by mail for the
Boston and New York series,
which will open the next home
stand July 23-28 and also placed
them on direct sale at Comiskey
Park and the Hub store in down
town Chicago. The Yankee series
will include a night game July
26 and a Sunday doubleheader
July 28.
Mail orders are accepted at any
time for all remaining games on
the schedule. Besides the Yankee
game, there also are night games
during the next home stand with
the Athletics July 31 and Detroit
August 9. There also are Sunday
twin bills with Washington Aug
ust 4th and Detroit, August 9.
Fred Bedore, who starred as an
infielder the past dozen years in
the American Association and the
International, Coast and Southern
leagues, was made manager last
Thursday, July 11, of Waterloo in
the Three Eye League, a Chica
go White Sox farm club. He
| succeeded John Fitzpatrick.
Johnny Mostil, former White
| Sox star piloted'Jonesboro to the
first haif title in the Northeast
11 Arkansas league. Jonesboro is a
Class D White Sox farm club.
East Waft Game
(Continued from page 10)
Ditching three innings of shutout
ball, the East won a 1 to 0 thrill
er to even it up. But again in
1935, big, powerful Mule Suttles
occupied the hero's limelight with
i prodigious home run wallop in
he eleventh inning, good for three
runs and an 11 to 8 triumph for
the West.
And so it continued. In 1936,
the East pounded out a 10 to 2
victory and again in ’37 they tri
umphed by 7 to 2, to go ahead in
wins, only to have Neil Robinson
come along in 1938 with his
game-winning four-bagger and
Jean Lane is New
Track Star
OCEAN CITY, N. J., July 13
In the wake of a Crimson and
Gold storm that swept away all
opposition, the strains of Auld
Lang Syne floated over the rec
reational field Saturday to mark
the close of the Annual National
A A, U., Women’s Track and
Field Championships—the end of
16 years of sparkling speed war
Four bullets of the Crimson
and Gold of Tuskegee burning un
space in a furious race against
lime, a second foursome from
Tuskegee and mighty opposition
thundered through the climatic
400 meters relay in 49 and 3-10
seconds, to lead the march of
victory as the field dispersed af
ter a record breaking day.
The Tuskegee A team winning
by two yards over the B team
vith the Philadelphia Moose A
team third; Mercury Athletic
Club of New York, fourth; Phila
delphia Moose B team fifth and
German American Athletic Club
of Brooklyn, sixth, sent its girls
whirling through 120 meters, av
- raged 12 and approximately
three-tenths seconds to win the
greatest 400 meter relay ever run
in this section. But as brilliant
as they were the bounding Tiger
ettes with their triumph had on
ly a shade over other winners
when the thrillers- were tabulat
ed at the finish.
The opening event, the 50 meter
run, can stand with any sensa
tional event ever staged at the
Championships with two former
champions in the finals, Mrs.
Gertrude Johnson, Mercury A. C.,
N. Y., 1929 winner, and Claire
Isicson, of Long Island Universi
ty, the record holder in this
event. It was strictly a two girl
race from the start between Jean
Lane of Wilberforce, and Lucy
Newell of Tuskegee Institute
Lucy Newell was away first and
held the half stride lead for 46
meters of the 50. The two girls
fighting to the limit of human
speed and endui'ance in as great
a show ei’ courage as has ever
been seen on a track, with Jean
Lane snapping the tape only be
cause she thrust out her chest in
a great surge on the last stride
at the finish.
In the classic 10 meters run,
the six finalists were Jean Lane
of Wilberforce University Stella
Walsh of Cleveland, Ohio, Jean
ette Jones of Harrisburg. Pennsyl
vania High School, Claire Isicson
of the Long Island University
team, Lula Hymes of Tuskegee,
and Ruwena Harrison of Tuske
gec. Olive Hasenfus of the Bos
ton Swimming Association, de
fending champion, did not survive
the preliminary trials. And then
came the bark of Charles Rosser’s
gun as six straining runners shot
from their marks.
Jean Lane is a runner for your
money; in her first year of big
time competition she did not
make a false move. She hung on
heels of Stella Walsh and Lu
la Hymes who had beaten her off
the marks, at 50 meters she was
even with the leaders, and at this
ocint she let go, coming up more
on her toes. She ran Stella
Walsh down, winning by two
yards. Lula Hymes finished inch
es behind Stella Walsh for third
Va, Union to
Receive $3,365
Gift from Estate
RICHMOND, Va., July 18—
I President Clark announced this
I week that through the influence
' of Honorable Homer Brown, mem
, her of the Pennsylvania legisla
ture, and Mr. Robert L. Vann,
editor of the Pittsburgh Courier,
both members of the Virginia Un
ion Alumni association, the uni
versity received a $3,365 bequest
from the Stidmum Estate, of Pitts
burgh, Pa.
According to the terms of the
bequest the income from the
money turned over to Virginia
Union is to be used for scholar
ship aid for outstanding high
school female graduates who show
oromise of usefulness. The girls
selected must come from Alle
gheny county, Pa.
Dr. Clark further stated that the
committee in Pennsylvania select
ed to choose the recipient for the
award for this year had not re
ported who the student from Alle
gheny county, Pa., would be.
again in 1939, oniy this time ably
abetted by Danny Wilson.
It's the fans own classic and
again they'll have the complete
say who plays in it, even as tc
the lival managers. The eighteen
players on each squad and the
managers will be selected by a
poll of the fans, conducted by the
Negro American and National
leagues in conjunction with col
ored papers throughout the coun
Left to right: William E. King, of Chicago, Illinois, and T. Gillis Nutter, of Charleston,
West Virginia, members of Republican Campaign Advisory Committee. They are members
of a Committee of 22, representing every section of the country, who are to work in close
cooperation with the Republican National Committee and Mr. Willkie’s campaign managers.
! -
| Beating
' The Gun...
OCEAN CITY, N. J., July 18—
Saturday (trackside) . . . PAR
WE’VE just seen action, a . . .
female Jesse Owens in the person
of 17 year old . . . JEAN LANE,
of Wilberforce university, Ohio.
. . . THE WOMEN’S national
track and field championships
held in this Atlantic ocean city,
and girl athletes from leading
clubs and colleges vied for stel
lar honors. Archie Springer, lo
cal sportsman and his petite girl
friend . . . Shirley Redspur, of
fered to drive your favorite writ
er down to the games in a .
1940 Cadillac job, that is the last
word in automobiles. Naturally
we accepted.
ER (Owens net excepted) . . .
has thrilled your correspondent as
did this . . . mercury-shod Venus
of the cinderpath who with a . . ,
cyclonic burst of speed seldom
duplicated by male athletes . . .
STELLA WALSH . . . world and
Olympic record holder at 100 and
200 meters, in addition to many
other specialty events.
JEAN LANE . . . “sweet sev
enteen’’ streamlined (in a sprint
ing sense), personable . . . in
telligent, and gracious beyond
words, won the heart of nearly
everyone assembled here by the
manner in which she thundered to
victory in two events on the card
viz: . . . The 50 meters, and the
100 meter dash. All. week long
the pressmen of the country had
extolled the prowess of the gal
lant Polish-American sensation,
who had not only licked the best
girl sprinters . . . but some of
the men (privately, of course).
We c’oubt whether any save her
own trainer and teammates gave
this tan lassie a ghost of a chance
against the amazing Stella who
. . . somewhat looks like, and in
some of her mannerisms . . .
simulates a man.
. . . along about the 75 yard
mark, as we had been told that
Jean was a wonder at piling on
the wood from that point to the
worsted. Bang went the starter’s
pistol . . . letting loose a yell
from thousands of throats that
fell on the ears like thunder. The
Wilberforce girl was fast out o!
her holes, and at 50 meters . . .
we knew the reign of . . . STELLA
THE GREAT was nearing its
close. Over the lightning fast ter
rain sped the bronzed antelope
... no, she was more like a . . .
frightened gazelle, or some . .
Atlantus brought back to life out
of the faded pages of Grecian
mythology! Now people were
standing on anything they could
reach out and grasp for . . .
even their neighbors’ shoulders
(in some instances). Race, color,
creed, religion ... all were loSi
as one and all, joined in to cheej
on this brilliant track performed
who at the tender age of 17 . . .
By FIVE YARDS!! The time of
... 12 seconds flat, was sensa
’ional enough . . . but the crowd
-md especially . . . YOUR HUM
’eft breathless and speechless
Throwing away our hat (the only
one we possess), we dashed dowr
Lhe cinder runaway to grasp lit
"le Jean and hug her close (boy
iid we get a kick out of doing
that), for a brief second. Even
then . . . bosom heaving . . .
breath coming in spasmodic inter
vals . . . SHE WAS EVERY
By James L. H. Peck for ANP
It is of the utmost importance
that the race in general . . .
newspapers, civic and political
organizations in particular . . .
keeps abreast of U. S. pilot train
ing advances so that we may bet
ter enable ourselves to offer as
sistance to Negro aspirants.
Civil Aeronautic Authority
chairman, Robert H. Hinkley, an
nounced a few days ago, that a
greatly enlarged program for the
elementary training of pilots got
under way June 15. Following
the pattern of this year’s success
ful Civilian Pilot Training pro
gram which ended with the fiscal
year June 30, the new scheme
will include the training of 45,000
by next June 30.
The CAA states that 9,810 pi
lots were trained during the last
fiscal year just ended. This in
cludes enrollees from 436 colleges
and some 750 students receiving
instruction at the 75 non-college
units throughout the country.
(The number of Negro students
participating at our four colleges,
and those training at Chicago, the
race’s only non-college unit, will
be given and commented upon in
a forthcoming column.) The Ci
vilian Pilot Training program
comprises 72 class hours of ground
school and from 35 to 50 flying
hours, preparing students for ex
amination for federal private pi
lots license. A limited number
are to be given 45 hours advanc
ed training. No provision has
been made, to our knowledge, for
advance training of Negro slur;
The services, in which the race
has no representation as yet, are
also stepping up pilot '.procure
ment. Army air corps expansion
.calls for training of 7,000 pilots,
and 3,600 navigators and bom.
bardiers annually. Primary train
ing will be continued at the nine
army-supervised civilian flying
schools, each of which is open
ing a branch school to accorrvno
1ate increasing quotas. Aviation
cadets remain at these schools for
r 10 week period, then they go to
>ne of the three training centers
. . . two of which are newly es
tablished at former army fields
WALSH, in order to console her,
as only . . . another woman can.
traversed the distance in 6..6, and
that is . . . flying, if you know
your stopwatches as we do.
again proved that her girls domi
nate the American track and field
events. In retaining her nation
al honors, the Alabama debs roll
ed up the imposing total of . . .
85 points, or . . . 2-3 of a poir'
less than . . . DOUBLE THAT
TION . . . This is how the Book
er Washington institution team
won out: took the 4C0 meter relay
ried off high jumping laurels;
plus places in virtually all other
events. The Pclish Olympic club
vas second with ... 46, 1-3
^oints; . . . Philadelphia Moose,
hird with . . . 34, and the Chi
-ago Hurricanes, fourth with . . .
Stella Walsh, 200 meters (Miss
bane not running here), and the
•unning broad jump; Catherine
Fellmeth, Chicago Hurricanes,
iiscus and shotput events; Doro
thy Dodson, Chicago, javelin
throw, and the aforementioned
Alice Coachman, of Tuskegee.
New champs crowned were An
gele Mica, St. Louis Italian girl
in the . . . baseball throw; Sybil
Cooper, New York German Amer
ican Association; 60 meters hur
dles, and the . . . UNFORGET
TABLE . . . JEAN LANE, in the
50 and 100 meters test of . . .
heart, speed and generalship.
. . . for basic, advanced and spe
cialized work. Randolph Field,
San Antonio, Texas, the “West
Point of the Air,” is now desig
nated the Gulf Training center.
Maxwell Field, Montgomery, Ala.,
formerly the home of the corps
tactical school, is known as the
Southeast Training center*. Mof
fett field, Calif., is called the
West Coast training center. At
these schools, cadets will under
go 10 weeks basic trainnig, 10
weeks advanced training, and- five
weeks work in specialized types:
pursuit, attack, bombardment, or
reconnaissance planes. The South
west and West Coast centers will
open in September and- October,
respectively. Let us hope and
pray that, by that time, some
measure will have been enacted
to afford our boys entrance.
Pursuant to mail as space will
permit: Mr. T. W. New York City:
The colored employe to whom you
refer in your letter is affection
ately known as: “Dodo Tom” tc
army fliers. He is an enlisted
man with rank of corporal, janitor
and utility man of Company B.
barracks, Randolph Field, and is
entering his 8th year of army
service. Not able to ascertain j
his full name. 1
Miss M. B. Philadelphia: You
are certainly to be complimented
on your knowledge of military
flying; you can tell many a man
what it’s all about, and no doubt,
have. Due to the fact thqt yopi1
query is highly, ^ technical . and
would require some space for re
ply, .we suggest that you. secure
•a- copy of the August POPULAR
AVIATION, on ine stands by the
time this is in print.; Herein, we
enter into a thorough- discussion
of the technical considerations at
tendant to bombing and the fa
mous Sperry bombing sight. Def
initely no. The only female com
bat pilots we know of were ope
who fleW in Spain - for a~ time,
and the many reported active dur
ing the Finnish campaign—Rus
sians all.
. T- J. New York City: You’ll
have to go to Canada at your own
expense and file application with
the commanding officer of the
air recruiting station in your
point of entry. No, we know of
no colored fliers in the Royal Ca
nadian Air force, but they are
very liberal up there and you’ll
probably have entree if you can
make the grade physically and
educationally. Write or wire
Wing Commander A. deNiverville,
Chief of Air Staff, Department of
Nat’l Defense, Ottawa, Canada.
Yes, we think it will make a man
of you or else . . .
Mr. C. C. Tulsa, Okla.. Wouldn’t
worry too much about your sta
tus if, and when conscription
comes into effect. The compul
sory training measure has been
pigeon-holed because of differ
ences of opinion between war,
navy departments and civilian
authorities. Meanwhile, suggest
that you apply for the WPA voca
tional training in your city, since
you state that you are not skilled
in a trade or profession. If war
comes you’ve a chance ... if
it doesn’t you have a future.
Hans Reynaud
To Enter ’Kegee
OCEAN CITY, New Jersey, Ju
ly 18—Hans Reynaud, who saw
the Tuskegee girls perform here
Saturday, has been informed that
his application to enter the Agri
cultural Department at Tuskegee
Institute had been accepted. Rey
naud is an outstanding athlete
and an excellent musician. He
said the marvelous performance
turned in by the Tuskegee Tiger
ettes inspired him and he imme
diately made application by wire
to go South for his education and
to study agriculture. He also
stated that he hoped he would
be able to join the Tuskegee foot
ball team and the band.
Crowder Divorce
Settled; Wife
Waives Alimony
Robert H. Crowder, a member
of Earl “Fatha” Hines Orchestra,
through his attorney, Euclid Louis
Taylor, on November 25th, 1939,
filed' a bill for divorce charging
that he left to go to work and
while he was away from the
house he received a telephone
call from his wife, Dorothy Bry
ant Crowder, who stated that she
was leaving for Mexico City.
Crowder waited some time and
when his wife failed to return he
decided that he would leave.
They were living at her parents’
home. Since that time they have
played numerous engagements
over the country, smiling frozen
smiles at each other.
On July 10th, 1940, when the
case of Crowder vs. Crowder was
called before Judge Donald S. Mc
Kinley in the Superior Court,
Crowder and his witnesses ap
proached the bar and were about
to proceed when Atty. Harris B.
Gaines and Mrs. Crowder and two
witnesses came in. A hurried dis
cussion was had between the par
ties and the attorneys walked to
the bar and stated that Mrs.
Crowder wanted to file a coun
ter-claim charging her husband
with desertion. Her husband
agreed to permit her to prove up
this charge waiving alimony and
other fees. While Mr. Crowder’s
witnesses took their seats, Mrs.
Crowder’s witnesses took the
stand and the result was that a
decree of divorce was granted
Mrs. Crowder charging desertion,
10 alimony, and everybody was
_; >
What Might Have
Been If Olympic
Games Were Held
July 18—What might have been
The track and field events sche
duled for the 1940 Olympics
Games in Finland that had to be
-ailed off on account of the un
settled conditions abroad, follow:
100 meters run, 200 meters run.
80 meters hurdles, high jump
100 meters relay, broad jump, shot
out, javelin throw, discus throw.
The National Women’s A. A. U..
Track and Field Championship?
fhat were to be used as the Olym
oic tryouts would have found the
athletes placing as follows on the
basis of selecting three for each
sprint event:
In the 100 meters run, Jean
Lane of Wilberforce, Ohio; Lula
Hymes, Tuskegee Institute, and
Rowena Harrison, also of Tuske
gee. In the 200 meters the en
trants would be Jean Lane, Wil
berforce, Edna Gustavsort' of St.
Louis, Missouri and Hester Brown
-f Tuskegee Institute.
It. is interesting to note that the
seven best sprinters in the Unit
ed States and possibly in the
world are these on. the basis of
their showing in the:, National
Jean Lane, winner of the 50
ahd 100 and she could have brok
en the record in the 200 meter?
bad she been able to enter this
•went; Liila Hyrfies, Tuskegee
•hird in the hundred, but would
get thfe second place because
Stella Walsh would not be eligible
to compete for the United States
Rowena Harrison and Lucy New
ell, Tuskegee: Jeanet Jones, of
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania High
School, and Claire Isicson, Long
Island University, and Edna Gus
tavson of St. Louis, Missouri.
Iu the 80 meters hurdles the
entries would have been Sybil
Cooper. German American Ath
letic Club of Brooklyn; Nancy
Cooperwaite of the German
American Athletic Club, and Lil
'ie Purifoy of Tuskegee. The 400
meters relay team would have j
been composed of Rowena Harri
son, to lead off, Lucy Newell, for
the second leg, and Lula Hymes.
in the third position, and Jean
Lane, running at anchor.
In the field events, provided
the committee decided to pick on
ly two for each position, the Unit
ed States entries would have been
as follows:
Running high jump: Alice
Coachman, Tuskegee and Gerada
Gottlieb of Canton, Mass.
Discus throw: Catherine Fell
meth of the Chicago Park Hurri
canes and Evelyn Taylor of the
Taylor Athletic Club, New York
City, New York.
Running broad jumo: Lucy
Newell, Tuskegee, and Betty
Charters, Philadelphia, Pa.
Javelin throw: Dorothy Dod
son, Chicago Park Hurricanes
and Miran Melton, of St. Louis,
Colored Catholics
Hold Ordination
NEW YORK, July 18—The Re
formed American Catholic church
here, only all-Negro Catholic
church in the world, held an or
dination service recently for Miss
Florence Henry, who was raised
to the degree of Reverend Sister
Deaconess in the church.
The ordination, celebrated at a
Pontifical High Mass said by the
Archbishop C. Gordon Wolcott,
was held in the Little Church of
the Black Virgin in the center of
Harlem.. I
Lists National
July 18—Without a doubt the
South wil soon rival the much
publicized climate of California
in so far as the development of
tennis players is concerned. Look
ing back for the last ten or twelve
years, we find that the majority
of the nationally ranked players
are either natives of the South
or have received training in the
South that carried them fo 'the
top. Nathaniel and Franklyn
Jackson, internationally known
tennis stars, were largely devel
oped at Tuskegee Institute- where" *
they received their college educa
tions. Harmon Fitch, former Na
tional Champion, is a product of
North Carolina, and a graduate
of Johnson C. Smith College.* Ern- _
est McCampbell, former U. §. In
ter-collegiate Champion, is truly
a product of Tuskegee Institute,
having been brought South by
his parents when a small boy.
Ernest was one of the ball boys
when the first National Cham
pionships of the American Tennis
Association ever played in the
deep South were held at Tuskegee
Institute in 1931. Warren Weaver
of Baltimore, Maryland, is anoth
er example. Christopher Hunt,
nationally ranked player and Col
ored Intercollegiate Athletic As
sociation Singles Champion, in
1939 is a graduate of Saint Au
gustine’s College and was devel
oped at that school. Lloyd Scott,
former National Singles Cham
pion, is a native of Texas and was
ieveloped at Prairie View Col
lege by that fine tennis enthusi
ast, Charlie Lewis. John L. Mc
Griff, senior and John L. McGriff,
junior, of Portsmouth, Virginia,
as well as the Downing Brothers
of Roanoke, Virginia are other ex
amples of the reign of Dixie in
Tennis. Of the voung players to
day, Jimmie McDaniels of Xavter
University and Richard Cohen, a
aative of New Orleans are Na
tional Champs in their own right.
Howard Minnis and Clifford Rus
j sel of Tuskegee Institute arc na
I Uonally ranked among the better
young players. As for the wom
en, the South completely chang
ed Lula Ballard’s style oi play
and made her again National
Champion. Margaret and Rou
mania Peters. Tuskegee juniors,
have been largely developed in
physical strength and general!
knowledge of the game. Helen
Hutchinson, nationally ranked
second in girls singles is a na- ,
tive of Tuskegee Institute. New
comers to the South who will be
heard from are Katherine Jones,
Tuskegee freshman, and Maymie
Stanley, Tuskegee high school stu
dent, who. it seems only needed
the sunsh ine and favorable prac
tice facilities to start their game
to the; heights. To prove this she
defeated both of the Peters Sisters
gt the Championships of the
South Carolina Tennis Associa
tion the week of July 6th _
Florence Hunt of Fort Valley
Laboratory High School, runner
ip in the National Interscholas
fic Championships here at Tuske
gee this spring and Thelma Mc
Daniels, Tuskegee Institute High
School junior, winner of the Na
tional Interscholastic Singles
championship are other examples.
There are many other players
who are-coming through fast be
cause of the available practice
facilities at the schools and col
leges throughout the South.
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Announce Hours
Of Annual Flower'
Shows In Parks
A change in hours at Lincoln
and Garfield Park Conservatories
has been effected for the duration
of the Chicago Park District’s an
nual Summer Flower Show, ac
cording to William Bloesing,
Acting Chief Horticulturist of the
Park District.
Both Conservatories will be
open, free to the public, daily,
Sundays and holidays from 8:00
a. m., till 6:00 p. m. only. The
hours during the Summer show
have previously been from 8:00
a. m., till 10:00 p. m.
Rex Begonias and Fancy-Leav
ed Caladiums are featured. There
is also a special exhibit at the
entrance to Garfield: an educa
tional display of well-known
plants which will be changed
weekly. These are labeled with '
their common and botanical
The Reformed American Catho-!
lie church, just one year old, is
the first attempt by black Amer
icans to form a Catholic church
free of white domination or juris
diction. It is the only Negro
church of its type headed by a
Negro Archbishop.
BEE’s weekly Radio Forum.
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