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Clowns At Stadium April 25-26
The common consensus among
baseball fans is that you can’t
blend humor with baseball and
still have a thrilling ball game.
Syd ' Pollock’s Indianapolis
Clowns, three-time champions of
the Negro American League knock
that statement into a cocked hat
with their inimitable zany antics
and sensational all around play.
The Clowns, managed by Bus
ter Haywood, will continue to
prove this without a shadow of a
doubt when they tangle with the
fabulous Kansas City Monarch*.
Saturday nite and Sunday after
noon, April 25-26 at Miami Stadi
um in a 2-game series of Negro
American League games Satur
day at 8:30 p.m. Sunday at 2:30
In the fun department the
Clowns feature King Tut, base
ball’s number one clown, with
brand new bag of gags and tricks
that are certain to delight the
fans. The Funmnkers’ famous
shadowball exhibition will be
very much in evidence as the
players take infield practice with
out the use of a ball. Boogie Woog
ie Paul, tabbed the ’Spike Jones’
of the diamond will delight the
fans who have an ear for rhythm
with an amazing concoction of
tunes offered by this one-man
band attraction.
The Clowns’ biggest attraction
will be Miss Toni Stone, the first
female second sacker ever to play
in bigtime Negro American League
baseball. Miss Stone goes all out
in her play around the keystone
sack. She gives not an inch of
ground as she executes double
plays with the finesse of a Jackie
Robinson. She’s agile, has good
baseball instinct, and knows what
a Louisville Slugger is for. Her
timely batting has amazed base
ball experts from coast to coast.
Other famous stars to see ac
tion with the Clowns are slugging
Julio Toledo at the initial sack.
The sensational Curtis Hardaway
at the hot station and Henry
“Speed” Merchant, rated the fast
est fielding flychaser in the Ne
gro American League, certain to
thrill the fans with his brilliant
Willie Gaines, Frank Carswell,
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Toni Stone (left) who this year
signed to become the first female
baseball star in the Negro Amer
ican League is shown with for
mer heavyweight champ, Joe
Louis. Toni will hold down the
second baseman’s job for Syd
Pollock’s nationally famous In
dianapolis Clowns, as the Pun
makers seek their fourth consec
utive championship of Colored
baseball this season. The Clowns
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FSU Circus Tickets
On Sale Now
Arranged for the convenience
of colored patrons, a box office
for the Flying High circus to be
presented Friday, April 17 in the
Orange Bowl is in operation at
the North Travel Agency, 1104
NW 3rd ave. All reserved and
scaled at sl, tickets also may be
obtained through Dr. I. P. Davis,
1036 NW 2nd ave.
In the same announcement, Joe
H. Adams, chairman of the 1953,
fund drive for the Dade county
unit of the Amereksan Cancer
Society declared terrifying sta
tistics concerning cancer, the
nation’s No. 2 killer, aren’t the
only stimulus to the Dade drive
for $60,000 to continue the fight
to conquer the dread disease this
At least 70,000 persons 4,000
of them in Dade county are
now being treated for cancer, ac
cording to Adams. He pointed out
that Dade county led the state’s
1952 cancer death toll of 4,186
with 912 deaths. Pinellas county
was next with 450 followed by
Hillsborough with 417.
More than 100 Florida State
University performers will pre
sent thrilling, comical and beau
tiful acts in the Orange Bowl cir
cus which will provide the peak
in the Dade fund drive and is ex
pected to clinch the 1953 goal of
Since all circus seats are re
served, early purchases to assure
preferred seats were advised. Un
sold tickets will go on sale the
Friday night of the show at the
Orange Bowl.
Percy Smith, Ray Maddix, Angel
Garcia, Dionisio Amaro (a sen
sation in the Winter Cuban
League) are among those handling
the pitching chores each ready
for a starting role.
are booked to play a 2-day series
at Miami Stadium on Saturday
night and Sunday afternoon,
Aoril 25th and 26th against the
fabulous Kansas City Monarchs
baseball club. Miss Stone assures
b'seball fans that this is not a
publicity stunt and points to a
record of eight years of indepen
dent ball playing strictly with
and against outstanding male
teams as proof.
Daughter Elks Plan
Victory Ball
The Daughter Elks of Greater
Miami Temple have completed
(arrangements for their Victory
Ball which will be held on Friday,
April 24, 9:30 p.m. at the Harlem
Square Club. The daughters are
jubilant over the success of their
membership drive and will cli
max the drive with a Victory ball
which started off with a bang
on Wednesday evening.
Dt. Faye Witherspoon recently
initiated daughter is chairman of
tickets sales and tickets will be
placed in the hands of the ways
and means committee. Table res
ervations should be made early
by phoning 3-2723, Dt. Lucille
Martin who.will be in charge of
all upstairs tables.
Dt. Amelia Shavers whose tele
phone number is 9-6832 should
be contacted for downstairs reser
vations also Dt. Marie Gilmore
whose telephone number is 9-9988
for additional information Dt.
Hester Rivers who is supervisor,
will be glad to assist the patrons
of this affair.
A wonderful band composing
of six pieces has been secured to
furnish music during the evening.
There will also be a floor show.
The hostesses include Dt. Mildred
Williams, DL Pleasant Newton,
Dt. Melissa Days, Dt. Eleanor
Eady and Dt. Alice Williams. Be
cause of the large number of Dt.
Elks living in the Coconut Grove
area *a station for advance tick-
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Y.M.C.A. Activities
The Carver Branch Member
ship Drive ends Friday, April 17
1953. However, the membership
committee will continue to ac
cept the membership of persons
who did not join during fche drive.
The following baseball team's
are in the lead The Braves, Arch
ibald Carey, captain, first place;
The Athletics. Shedric Carr, cap
tain, second place; The Cubs,
Miss Helen Dorsett, captain and
the Yankees, Robbie Wright, cap
bain, third place.
Each person is asked to take
out a membership during the
drive and help keep the YMCA»
in this community an effective
Christian force for boys and young
The ‘Y’ offers wholesome rec
reation for adults at the Youth
Center each Friday beginning at
7:30 p.m. The following activities
are available: Ping pong, pool,
checkers, cards and hockey. The
*Y* promotes these activities to
create an awareness among young
people of the necessity of recre
ation and relaxation in present
day tensions. Activities are offer
ed for boys at the Youth Center
Saturday mornings.
The R. R. Moten Gra-Y Club
of Goulds had its Easter Monday
outing at the YMCA. Thirty-four
boys participated in swimming,
and played softball, ping pong
and hockey. The boys were ac
companied by their sponsor, Mr.
Willis Murray.
ets will be set up at Smith’ Beauty
Shop of which Dt. Lillian Smith
is proprietor.
Join The NAACP
Dorsey Band
In Concert
The Dorsey High School band
will render a benefit concert in
the Liberty City elementary
cafetorium Wednesday, April 22
at 8 p.m. Admission is 50 cents
and the proceeds will go toward
transportation for the band to the
state clinic in Orlando. A night
of good symphonic and march
music is promised.
A Times’ Ad Pays!
Good, Steady Jobs for
Reliable, Experienced
We Need Help
Cooks, Maids, Porters,
Drivers, and hundreds
of other openings are
Mrs. Louella Mills
Mrs. L. A. Messenger
219 N.W. sth Street
Phone 9-1853

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