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The Miami times. [volume] (Miami, Fla.) 1923-current, February 28, 1953, Image 7

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Clowns Sign Woman Player
Syd Pollock, owner and gen
eral manager of the nationally
famous Indianapolis Clowns, has
signed the first female baseball
star to play in the Negro Ameri
can League. She will hold down a
regular berth at second base this
coming season for the 1952 Col
ored baseball champions.
An outstanding girl athlete,
Miss Marcenia Lyle Stone, bet
ter known as ‘Toni’ Stone, has
Inked a contract with the Clowns
reportedly calling for $12,000 for
her first season’s work. Pollock
emphatically stated, “this is no
publicity stunt! Toni Stone will
be the regular second baseman
for the Clowns.. She has proven
her ability by playing three years
with the New Orleans (La.)
Creoles from 1948 through 1950.”
Toni, born in St. Paul, Minn,
on July 17, 1931, was one of three
girls and a boy, which compris
ed the family of Mr. and Mrs.
Boykin Stone. She now lives in
Oakland, Calif. Early in her life,
her dad noticed the muscular co
ordination of Toni and visioned
some sort of athletic career for
her. After completing grammar
school, she entered Roosevelt
High in St. Paul and joined the
Girls’ Athletic Association, where
she compiled an enviable record
in track, swimming and baseball.
Using her feminine wiles, Toni
strolled into St. Paul stadium dur
ing the progress of a boys’ base
ball school session conducted by
Gabby Street, who was manager
of the Saints Baseball Club in
the American Association. Street
encouraged the girl to get in there
and show her ability along with
the boys and his words of en
couragement lingered with Toni
and heightened her ambition to
become an outstanding baseball
player. ✓
Toni played with the Wall Post
No. 435 American Legion from
1943 through ’45, with the strong
San Francisco Sea Lions in 1947,
joining the Creoles in ’4B. Toni
will be the first to admit her
diamond foes show her no mercy
because of her sex. The pitchers
throw just as hard and base
runners slide into second with
spikes flying. But she likes the
game and keeps coming back for
more. She is positive she’ll prove
an asset to the popular Clowns
in helping the Funmakers to
their fourth consecutive champ
ionship this season.
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Expected For Flamingo
MIAMI Florida’s largest
racing crowd of the year, more
'than 30,000 including Gov. Dan
McCarty, are expected Saturday
for Hialeah’s Flamingo Day, with
its annual parade of the famed
pink birds, and running of the
Flamingo Stakes —riches and most
important race of the winter for
three-year-old horses.
Senator George Smathers, Rep
resentatives William Lantaff
Robert Sikes, Atty. General Rich
ard W. Ervin, Jr. and other Flor
ida leaders will join Governor
McCarty at Hialeah. The Gov
ernor will present the trophy to
the owner of the winner of the
Flamingo Stakes.
Although the details are se
cret, the track' will be specially
decorated for the event.
Flamingo Day is the only time
during the year the famed birds
are paraded. With the help of
Chief Willie Osceola’s Seminoles,
they are marched from the in
field lake and a half-mile around
the grass race course in the only
spectacle of its kind in the world.
The flamingo colony, largest
in captivity, has been increased
by 76 birds since last year, and
there are now more than 650 of
the pink beauties. Hialeah is the
only place they have been suc
cessfully propagated outside their
native habitat.
With two prospective starters
from England and one from
France, there is international in
terest in the Flamingo Stakes.
Also for the first time in history,
Florida itself h3s an outstanding
entry, Air Pine, bred and raised
on the Pine Island Ranch, in
Broward County.
If there are 18 starters and
there could be at least two more
—the gross value of the race
would be $157,600. The winning
owner received $120,400 more than
any other race paid in America
last year.
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greatest day of racing —is con
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WIN NO 13
TALLAHASSEE— The Florida
A and M College Rattlers hu
miliated the Tuskegee Institute
cagers here last Tuesday night
80-47 to win their 13th games of
the season against three defeats,
and average an earlier 60-49 loss
suffered t the hands of the Ala
bama five on their home floor.
The lacing suffered by Tuskegee
was the fourth in five days ad
ministered to Rattler opponents
beginning with a 66-59 win over
Xavier, an 87-67 beating given
to Knoxville College, and a 64-
44 triumph over the Morehouse
College Tigers. In turning back
the Bulldogs, the Rattlers aveng
ed a 71-68 loss suffered in
Knoxville on January 14.
Coach Ed Oglesby used the
starting five players Capt.
Willie Irvin, Mack Clayton, Har
old Donald, Freddie Dyles and
Herbert Beachman throughout
the first half and did not make a
substitution until six minutes of
the third period.
At this point Charlie White re
placed Dyles and a few minutes
later John Cuyler and William
McCoggle entered the contest re
placing Clayton and Beacham re
spectively. They remained in the
game along with Donald and Ir
vin until two minutes were left
in the final quarter when Coach
Oglesby replaced them with a
quintet of five “deep” reserves
who scored the final two points
chalked up by the local cagers.
The Rattlers led 16-12 at the
end of the first quarter, 34-23 at
the half and roned to a bo-35
third period lead. Donald collect
ed 21 points tor indiviuum scor
ing honors followed by Irvin with
18.
Willis Hockett picked up 14
points to puce the Tigers and
Charles Bonner dropped in nine.
Democracy With
Safeguard
NAACP
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1963
5 Miamians Win ROTC
Staff Positions
TALLAHASSEE Twenty
one fourth year cadets at the
Florida A and M College were
recently given key command and
st:ff positions in the Cadet ROTC
Major Claude C. Clark, PMS&T
at the college, announced.
Cadet Colonel James E. Wy
att, a native of Norfolk, Va., has
been selected regimental com
mander. Cadet Lt. Colonels Bax
ter R. Stretcher, West Palm Beach
and Jackson Smith, Pensacola,
have been named commander of
the First and Second battalions
respectively.
Cadet Lt. Colonel Prince A. C.
C ulmer, Miami, is regimental
executive officer. Cadet Majors
Freddie J. Worthen, Seville, Fla.;
Almond Edwards Miami; Calvin
Reed, Florence Villa; Robert Ev
erett, Jacksonville; Heroert C.
Alexander, Hawthorne; Albert J.
Hall, Miami and Cadet Captains
Theodore D. Hall, Ocala; Van
Drummond, Florence Villa; Henry
Stokes, Tampa; Mizell Triplett,
WaKulla, all hold staff positions.
The following oadets captains
have been selected Battery com
manders: Edward P. Geiger,
Jacksonville, headquarters; De
von W. Fields, Delray Beach, Bat
tery A.; Douglas M. Davis, Mi
ami, Bettery B; William E. Bak
er, Ocala, Battery C; James S.
Guyton, Jacksonville, Battery D;
Jack A. Harris, Chicago, Battery
E; William Kenchon, Miami, Bat
tery F; and George Davis, Jack
sonville, Battery G.
The cadet staff is a biannual
selection set up to enable the ca-
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det to obtain invaluable experi
ence in the complexities of com
mand and staff. In this manner,
the cadet is able to gain pro
ficiency in the art of handling
men— a basic and integral leader
ship quality, First Lt. Lonnie E»
Harrington, public information of
ficer for the campus ROTC unit,
said.
The Captain’s
Rations
By William Henry Huff for ANP
Peck o’ meal and fatback
Every other week;
Peck o’ meal and fatback
Every other week;
Peck o’ meal and fatback
Every other week;
That was all the rations
The captain issued out.
Peck o’ meal and fatback
That’s what I’m talking 'bout.

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