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5 OUT OF 8 ON TOUR JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Feb. 26—Back on the Lincoln univer sity campus this week was the Tiger basketball team after com pleting a swing around the coun try in which the scrappy quintet garnered 5 out of 8 games they played. T ire Tigers fattened their shooting averages during the tour with a total of 313 points against the 288 points scored by their op ponents. Victories over Wilber force (35-34), LeMoyne (42-41), Tennessee State (43-25) Stowe college of St. Louis (56-38), and the St. Louis Y “Big Five (31-26) boosted Lincoln well up in the scoi ing column. The loss of three contests to Kentucky State (35 43), West Virginia (38-40) and Wilberforee (41-33) was lighten ed somewhat by the fact that the second tilt at ’Force was not a conference game. Potent factor in Lincoln’s show ing was Chink Randol, deadly “point machine’’ of Cape Girar deau, Mo., who took high point honors for the tour with a total of 85 points, led Tigers and op ponents in scoring in 3 games and tied with Bud Harris, veteran center, for team high point laurels in two contests. Six-footer Harris, a St. Louis product, was himself high point runner-up for the tour with a total of 66 points. The heartily respected pivot man topped both teams in scoring in the eonfcrnce game at Wilberforce, tied with Kentucky State’s Tommy Barton for high point honois in the hec tic tussle with the thoroughbreds, and shared team honors with Ran dol at Tennessee State and Le Moyne. Cat Catlin, flashy freshman for ward from Cannonsburg, Pa., stood third in scoring for the tour with a total of 50 points. Catlin racked up the most top-heavy total in the West Virginia game, before going out of the contest But with Randol, Harris and vet of the game on fouls two min eran guard Bertram Wallace out utes before the contest was over even Catlin’g sharp shooting could not hold off the 38-4C"defeat. The Tigers seriously felt the loss of two freshman standouts who starred in substitute roles early in the season, but are now out because of scholastic diffi culties. On Tuesday night, February 24, the Tigers begin their con ference homestand, with Wilber ferce as their opponents. Sat urday, February 28, will bring Kentucky’s Thoroughbreds to the Lincoln hardwood. On Tuesday, March 2, the Bishop college five plays Lincoln in an intersectional game., National Ball League Re-elects Officers As Manleys Quit; , Ban . Ethiopian Clowns Gaines — BALTIMORE, Feb. 26—(ANP) •—Rejection of the entire slate of officers, headed by Thomas Wilson, president; tribute to Louis “Santop” Loftin famed catcher who died two weeks ago, and the report of the league treasurer which showed a balance for the first time in the history of the association featured the two-day meeting of the Negro National league held at York ho tel here Saturday and Sunday. Dr. J. B. Martin, president of the Negro American league, who is a Republican . candidate for Cook County commissioner of Illinois with the endorsement of the Republican committee, head ed a party of three who repre sented the western loop at the session. Others included Dr. S. B. Martin, owner of the Memphis Red Sox, and Tom Baird, of the Kansas City Monarchs. Ban Ethiopian Clowns Dr. J. B. Martin addressed the group .and obtained a joint agree ment with the Negro National league by unanimous vote, ban ning. any league clubs from play ing 'the Ethiopian . Clown s and teams bearing the name of “Cu bans’, with the exception of Alex Pompez’s Cuban Stars.which is- a member of the National league. '.The two leagues also agreed to give thq Negro American league sple promotion rights in St. Louis, formerly a N. A. L. city, but now an oppn city. The St. Louis Star's, formerly a N. A. L. team, has disbanded and its owner, Al len Johnson of. Mounds 111., is now associated with James Sem ler,- of the New York Yankees. Charles Mitchell, formerly man ager bf' the Stars, represented Mr. Johnson at the meeting and along with Semler were dele gates for the Black Yankees. Status of the St. Louis players will be decided Saturday in Chi cago when the Negro American league holds its second meeting of the winter. However, Dr. J. B. Martin, president, made it plain to Negro National league club owners that all of the form er St. Louis players were the property of the western loop and could be transferred or traded to the eastern loop only by consent of the N. A. L. A world series between cham pions of the two leagues was de cided upon with complete ar rangements to be made at the East-West game which will be held in Chicago in August. Promts to Cooperate with Press Complaints from the Negro press for lack of cooperation by the league was made by Joe Bos tick and Dan Burley, New York writers, and Art Carter, Balti more and president of the Am erican Sportswriters association. The league voted to extend full cooperation to the Negro press and to take action on a constructive plan for publicity releases sug gested by the newspapermen, at the next meeting. Action on a franchise for the Pittsburgh Crawfords, newly-or " ganized by Gus Greenlee, form erly president of the N. N. L., was also deferred until the next session to be held in Philadelphia cn Feb. 28. Greenlee, ill in Pitts burgh, was unable to attend but was represented by John Clark and Robert Allen. The entire slate of officers, Tom Wilson, president; Ed Bol den, vice president; Cum Posey, secretary-treasurer was reelected on Sunday after Saturday’s ses sion was recessed on this point. Ob'ection against the election of the same slate prompted the withdrawal of Mr. and Mrs. Abe Manley, of the Newark Eagles, from the meeting, with the an nouncement that the club would withdraw from the Negro Nation al league. The league took no official ac tion on the Manleys’ decision, leaving the matter until the Feb. 28 meeting when schedules will be made. The league agreed to put five per cent of the receipts from the annual East-West game into the league treasury. Jesse Owens Speaks Jesse Owens, now a member of OCD, representing the Hale Am erica program, addressed the group Saturday. The N, N. L. voted to give the Hale American program full cooperation and ap pointed Frank Forbes, New York representative of the league, to serve on the national sports board, physical fitness division. Attending the session were Tom Wilson and Vernon Green, Bal timore Elite Giants; Rufus Jack son, Cum Posey, S. H. Posey, Homestead Grays; Mrs. Effa Manley Abe Manley, Newark Eagles; Ed Bolden, Ed Gottlied, Philadelphia Stars; James Sem ler Charles Mitchell, New York Black Yankees, and Alex Pom pez, Cuban Stars. '--★ Louis And Marva See Conn Win NEW YORK, Feb. 26—(C)— Private Joe Louis and Marva were on hand last Friday night at Madi son Square Garden with the mis sus to see the Pittsburgh Profile Billy Conn take in Tony Zale af ter 12 rounds of punching. Re member Conn barely missed crowning himself World’s Heavy weight Champion some months ago by going down on the 13th beat and not lasting to the 1th (let him tell you). Scldier Joe, who was on a one day pass from Camp Upton, goi the biggest hand from the 15,033 spectators, when he was intro duced from the ring for the first time in the uniform of the U. S. Army. -★ The Chicago Bee has more net paid circulation than any other local newspaper. LINCOLN U. CAGE TEAM — The famous Tiger quintet of Lincoln university who have just returned to the hems field after touring the country. The Tigers garnered five out of the eight games in which they partici pated on tbs tour. Hamblin USO Club News Two new services for soldiers at Fort Custer aie to get under way next week at the Hamblin USO club, Battle Creek, Michigan. Free mending “only for the asking!” Soldiers who have socks, shirts or other garments which need repair will leave them at the desk and call for them in a few days later. The second service will be a stocking bag where soldiers may come and secure this very important article which is so es sential to good grooming. The girls are coming to the rescue by donating d'scarded hose. Each I girl has pledged herself to bring old hose to the club to help keep the bag full. Hearts were really in evidence at the Hamblin USO club on Sat urday night, February 14 when young ladies, many of whom were from Detroit and Jackscn, Michi gan, came down to the club to help the soldiers enjoy a special Valentine party. The young la dies all wore large red hearts with white libbon bands around their heads. The soldiers also wore Val entine hearts. The lettering USO was printed cn each heart. Music for the party, which lasted from 9 to 12 was furnished by a local orchestra. On Sunday, February 15 the Gideon Bible society gave a pro gram at which time presentation of bibles were made to the USO club and Service Club No. 2. Tes taments were presented to the sol diers of the 630 Ordnance Co. On Friday, February 20, the sol diers from the Fort and the Com munity were treated to a unia.ue program when Mr. Douglas Har rison, the man of many mysteries, was presented in a “Night, of Ma gic” at the USO club.1 The pro gram was highly entertaining. Friday night is known as family night at the Hamblin USO. The Ping Pong Tournament conducted on Wednesday, Febru ary 18 between the USO club at 170 W. Michigan avenue, 35 E. Michigan avenue and the Hamblin USO club, was an attraction that was well atterdeo. Sgt. and Mrs. Skriletz represented the USO club at 170 W. Michigan ave., Messrs. Jones, Scott and Crimson repre sented the USO club at 35 E. Michigan avenue and Privates Allen of the 795th Tank Destroy er Battalion; Hardy of the 94th Engineers and Buike of the 184th Field Artillery. Jones placed first and Skilretz second. ’ SUPERMAN! " ! —S. / HURRY,EVERYONE/ YOUR \ I MONEY IS NEEDED TO DEFEAT ) l THE A*lS POWERS. BUY \ \ DEFENSE BONDS AND STAMPS --NOW AND EVERY PAY DAg/y | SAYS SCREEN STAR After Franklin D. Roosevelt, Joe I Louis is the gieatest man in the ! United States in the opinion of ' Tallulah Bankhead, renowned I Alabama actress. This was re vealed by H. Allen Smith who interviewed Miss Bankhead for the Chicago Sun. “There’s a man who has every thing,” said Smith quoting the noted stage star. “He’s a gentle man. I’ll never forget the fight with Corn. He was losing on points. He knew he was losing. He had to knock Conn cut to win. It looked bad. There were only two rounds to go. I sat there chilled, suffering for him. Then Billy Conn’s foot slipped and he almost fell. Joe could have step ped in and finished him. But he saw Billy had slipped and he stepped back, and gave Billy time to recover. It was a magnificent thing. No trainer could have taught h’m that. What he did was inside him.” The daughter of the late Ala bama senator said that third on her list was Wendell Willkie, un successful Republican presidential candidate in 1940. -if Announce Course For Women At Art Center Three new courses, “Art in Our Daily Living”, “Better Home Designing” and fashion illustra tion, the first two arranged to meet the needs of housewives, mothers, professional women ant$ office workers are now open at the South Side Community Art Center, 3831 S. Michigan avenue. Special attention will be given to the problems arising from lim ited budgets and the use of sub stitute materials necessitated by defense priorities. The class, “Art In Our Daily Living”, will be conducted by: Miss Athelina S. Hubbard on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings from ten until twelve o’clock. Emphasis in this course will be on personal ap pearance, remodeling and re creating the home. The study of design, color and fabrics and their use in clothing and home furnishings comprise the essen tial points of the course. Mrs. Lydia M. Chin will be the instructor for the course in ‘Bet ter Home-Designing” which will be given in two-hour classes on Tuesday and Thursday after noons beginning at one-thirty o’clock. Basic instruction in furniture, fixture and textile de signing, furniture remodeling and use of low-cost materials in home furnishing will be given in this course. The class in fashion illustration, also, will be taught by Mrs. Chin. Tn this class, the objective will be to give instruction in the drawing of the costumed figure for display of fashion designs. This class will meet on Tues days and Thursdays from 3:30 to 5. p. m. No previous art study is necessary for enrollees in these courses. Approach in the three courses will be on the basis of individual problems presented by students. As in all classes at the Art Center, instruction is free and open to the public. -if BIT BY DOG Ernest Brooks, 26, 40 W. 35th street, employed as a clerk in a local liquor store was making a delivery Saturday when he was bit by a dog at 3249 Indiana ave nue. Police traced the owner ship of the dog to Mrs. Robinson who lives at 3249 Indiana. Brooks was taken to Michael Reese hos pital for first aid treatment. I. U. To Produce 200 Plane Models For Navy Bureau HAMPTON INSTITUTE Va.. ! Feb. 26—Work has started at Hampton Institute this week to produce 200 . model airplanes needed by the United States Navy bureau to train soldiers and ci ”’lians to identify planes of the Ulies and Axis, according to ■>hn L. Frank, associate profes ar of drafting and coordinator of Nvilian Pilot Training. The work ol' making the 200 miniature planes from copies of ^0 models specified by the Navy Bureau, will be directed by Ed win M. Wesley, Washington, D. C., a junior in industrial arts education Frank stated. Stud ents and faculty volunteers are making the models from plans, j specifications, and materials fur nished by the Navy Bureau. The making of several thousand planes j for this important defense serv- J ice has been distributed among a number of leading colleges with facilities for such work. -* ‘Priorities’ Dont Mean A Thing To This Farmer WASHINGTON, D. C., Feb.! 26—“Priorities” on building ma terials don’t mean much to Major Willis, colored farmer of Cham bers county, Ala., because he and his family have recently finished building a two-story house made out of field rock. Mr. Willis his wife and two boys worked on this two-story building for almost two years, picking up materials from fields they are buying through the De partment of Agriculture’s Farm Security tenant-purchase pro gram and from land farmed by neighbors. Of course Mr. Willis has had experience at this sort of thing. His earnings from extra jobs of brick laying and carpen-j terinlg helped two daughters through college. Downstairs the house has a! living and dining room combina tion, three bedrooms and a large; kitchen. Upstairs are' two more bedroom and below the house is a cellar large enough to keep all the food they can use in a win ter. This winter Mrs. Willis is hard at work landscaping and decora ting thier new home. Regular customers for her home-baked bread and cakes supply the ex tra cash this requires. 11 ~ - .1 I 1.1.1—n. ■ — I, ■ — Beating The Gun By AL MOSES NEW YORK, Feb. 26 — TAB MELIO BETTINA: Glancing over Associated Negro Press articles released by this writer last De cember, we ran across this one titled: “Tab Melio Bettina.” It becomes important when one takes into consideration that for the past 10 days daily white pa pers have been playing up a JOE LOUIS-BETTINA fight ! ! ! ★ ★★ In that article released Xmas week we stated the facts as fol lows: “Bettir.a has moved down the second rate overstuffed hea vyweights he has been called upon to face in grand fashion. His southpaw style doubtless proving troublesome to boxers accustom ed to fighting men who box ortho dox fashion. Watch the better paid scribes of the city’s dailies start yapping for a Louis-Bettina match in the hope that the Bea con, N.Y., southpaw might puzzle Joe long enough to eke out a de cision victory.” V ★ ★ ★ In the N. Y. Daily News issue of Saturday, two weeks ago, Dick McCann wrote in part: Bettina, it seems was promised a bout with Louis early in April for the .Army Relief fund. But now there’s talk Abe Simon will get the match. Far be it from us to dis pute Big Abe’s right to this bout, but, at the same time, we can’t see why Louis can’t fight both, with Bettina getting the first shot because be’s 1-A In the draft.” A little further along McCann orates thusly: “I can’t believe Louis is afraid of Bettina, The champ isn’t a-feared of anything that walks, crawls, swims or even swings fro ma tree. But is wary of a southpaw, which is what Bettina is. Louis has never fought a lefthander.” We stated in our December niece that Louis might be puzzled for 60 minutes by Bettina!s style —but hardly much longer. Should the Brown Bomber tag (and we mean on the lug) the fearless Italian with his “Sunday punch,” southpaw or no southpaw, he’ll go out like a light—and that’s that. ! ★ ★ ★ OUT OF THE MAIL POUCH: Simeon Booker, Jr., head of the sports publicity department of Virginia Union university, wrote recently for an expression concerning the school’s basket ball team’s decision to . . . “play for the U. S. WAR CHEST con tributing all but their expenses.” Naturally, the answer was a hip bip-hooray for the doughty Pan thers. . . . GORDON CROQUES. he chap on whom we hung the moniker “Harlem’s Ambassador of Sports” writes Us from Oak land, Cal., that he has become an important factor in the . . . ship building activities of patriotic Americans, both black and white; his brother, Cortez, is associated with him . . . atta boy Gordon,' keep the old Harlem banner fly ing ,everi if you’re 3,000 or more miles away . . '.FRANK FORBES tells us that he could have um pired baseball contests down in Venezuela this past winter had he been so inclined . . . THE DEATH OF CLARENCE (ticket taker) HUTCHINSON, pal of Lu ther Diakeford, man about town,, removes a genial and lovable character from the scene of . . . clean tports-vale Clarence. -* Work On Plan To Aid Newcomer In Washington WASHINGTON, D. C., Feb. 26— (ANP)—Plans to help out of town girls integrate themselves into the Washington circle and affairs have been developed by the mem bers of the group already func tioning in Washington, according td a letter sent out by Miss Lucia Pitts of the War Production board. Miss Pitts has solicited the aid of several newspaper women in her effort to alleviate conditions which distress newcomers to Washington. . Her plans call for a genera1 meeting with several of the rep resentatives of the newcomers as sembling at her home at which time a trial chapter will be form ed. This chapter will seek re creation opportunities and educa tional opportunities for those in terested and will almost do a “guidance” job on those who feel the wish to associate themselves in this effort. Several members of the Outer Guard have indicated a willing ness to cooperate in this effort and are working with Miss Pitts in her endeavor. -★ ATLANTA UNIVERSITY BUYS LIMIT OF SERIES F DEFENSE BONDS ATLANTA, Feb. 26—(ANP) —The first educational institu-' tion among Negroes, if not in the: nation, to purchase the $50,000 Series F Defense Bonds, limit for a corporation for a calendar year, was Atlanta university. A num ber of insurance organizations purchased a similar amount dur ing 1941 and may do the same in 1942. | MEXICO CITY CAGERS DEFEAT HAMPTON UMV HAMPTON INSTITUTE, Va., Feb. 26—The Hampton institute Pirates lost their international basketball game here Thursday, February 19, by a score of 31-40, to a skillful and swift Mexico City YMCA quintet. The Pirates played a neck-ard neck game with the Mexico City cagers until about the last five minutes of the game, when the visiting team shot four field goais and a foul goal in quick succersion to get a lead that they reta’ned until the gun was fired. Hampton players gave specta tors thrills when Jules Jackson and John ‘Ace Phillips caged several breath-taking long range shots which were matched by clever hook shots to th^ basket by Leon Kerry and Hilbert'* H Cooper. High point man for Hampton was John Phillips, who caged 11 points. The “south-of-the-bor der” high pointer was Labastida, who had a total of 23 points to his credit. Captain George “Tiny” Thomp son, of the Hampton Pirates, was out of the game because of an ankle injury suffered several weeks ago. -* MacLean Says Nation Needs Its Minority Workers HAMPTON -INSTITUTE, Va., Feb. 26—“This nation cannot win the war unless it utilizes to the fullest extent the skills of the millions of men who comprise its vast minorities,” said Dr. Malcolm S. MacLean, president of Hampton Institute, and new ly-appointed chairman of Presi dent Roosevelt’s Fair Employ ment Practices Commission, this week upon leaving the Hampton campus to assume, for the first time, the duties of his new office at a special hearing in New York, Monday and Tuesday, on dis criminatory practices uncovered in the state of New York. Dr. MacLean, whose appoint ment to succeed Mark F. Eth ridge, of the Louisville Courier Journal, as chairman of the F. E. P. C., was announced by the White House on February 10, said that, ‘ the committee will continue its services to the nation by un covering discriminatory practices wherever they exist.” The committee was establish ed on June 25 by executive or der of the President, which stat ed that, “there shall be no dis crimination in the employment of workers in defense industries or government because of race, creed, color, or national origin.” Ethridge ,who has served as chairman since the body's forma tion, will continue as a member. Others on the F. E. P. C. are Earl Dickerson, William Green, Philip Murray, David Sarnoff, and Milton Webster. MacLean, who was director of the General College of the Uni versity of Minnesota before com ing to Hampton in 1940, will continue actively as president of the college. He will be off cam pus for hearings of the commit tee, but a staff under Lawrence Cramer handles the regular work of the organization in Washing ton. MacLean said that “the infor mation being gathered by the committee of Fair Employment Practices will unquestionably be of the greatest usefulness to all educat;onal institutions as well as the War Productions Board, as the material will bring about a greater degree ol realism in the ongoing reorganization of proc esses of education oi inihomieff-* all over the country.” He pre dicted a closer tie-up in the fu ture between education and the needs of industry, a tie-up that would result in better training and more opportunities to all peo ple, regardless of race, creed, color, or national origin. -*_ The Chicago Bee has more net paid circulation than any other inral newspaper. EAGLES ROUT PANTHERS, 53-45, BEFORE 2000 FANS RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 26 — Playing before 2,000 astonished fans in the spacious Cavalier arena, last Thursday night, the North Carolina State college Ea gles, CIAA conference champs, polished off Coach Henry B. Hu cles’ million dollar Virginia Un ion university Panthers, 53-45, in a thrill packed encounter. The Carolinians, edged by one point (54-53) in Durham, N. C., last Monday night, avenged the de feat with a brilliant comeback, completely out-scoring the widely advertised super-point-making Panthers. , The locals were out in front 28-24 at the midway point but Coach McLendon's Eagles moved into the front position a few min utes after the half and stayed on top throughout the final period With six minutes of playing time remaining the Panthers made a gallant effort to overtake the CIAA champs but the determin ed Eagles turned back the sharp shooting Panthers. Relying upon furious passing, fast breaks, and accurate lay-up shots (once the prized possession of the Panthers), using few s€t attempts, the North Carolinians completely outplayed Coach Hucles’ charges in the sec ond half. Robertson, the Eagles’ center, went to town on the last half, piling up eight points with shots taken under the basket. J. Brown, with 15, F. Brown, with 14, Col lins with 13, accounted for the Eagles’ score. Captain Ennis fail ed to tally a single scoring point but his defense performance was flawless. Union’s scoring was scat tered. G. Blair, center, was top man with 11 points. Va. Union (45) G. F. P. Hyde, f. 2 2 3 Culberson, f. 1 1 2 Davis, f.4 0 3 Blair, c. 5 1 1 Daughtry, g. 4 2 0 Glover, g.3 1 1 TOTALS. 19 * 7 10 N. C. State (53) G. F. P. Collins, f. 6 1 3 D. Mack, f. 1 0 0 F. Brown, f.6 2 2 Roberson, c. 4 1 4 Ennis, g. 0 0 3 S. Brown, g. 6 3 1 TOTALS . 23 7 13 Umpire: Wm. Temple. Referee: H. Martin. I The TESTIMONY of THOUSANDS: It’* (he HOTEL THERESA When In NEW YORK any season of the year e lii Ayc. at 125th St ,..in the Heart of Harlem 300 spacious, all outside rooms; luxurious suites. 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