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Blount Denies Baseball Rumors Cleveland Five Here Saturday Night FORMER OWNER NOT SEEKING A RALE FRANCHISE Has Not Received Invitation To Meeting The announcement that he had commuted to attend a rfleeting o( baseball owners In Kansas City during the tlrst week In January, was news to him, Tenny former owner of the Detroit Stars, said Wednesday. The announcement was made in a release coming from Kansas City last week in which the writer stat ed that Blount and John Koesink, owner of the Stadium, home of the Detroit Stars, would attend a base ball meeting in that city. It also said that representatives from other cities, including Chicago, St. Louts, Birmingham, Omahu, Tulsa and Wichita, would attend. Beiiles Seeking Franchise Blount denied the rumor that he was seeking a baseball franchise in any league. He further stated that he had not been approached on the baseball subject Blnce last spring when he was on the verge of taking over the local club. The former owner said that pros pects for the 1934 baseball season loomed very bright. He based this assertion on the fact that more men were going to work. He also said that in order for any league in the west to be a success it would have to include Chicago, Kansas City, St. Louis ami Detroit. These are the best baseball cities in the west, he declared. Cleveland, according to Blount, is not a good baseball city. Ho made the samo assertion ten years ago when he and the late Bubo Foster severed their friendly rela iloim, over a trip the Detroit owner fufffd ti» mako to Cleveland. Blount said at the time that he would have lost money. He also claimed that Foster would not make ttye trip to Cleveland. o —• Kid Chocolate Retains Junior Light-Weight Title Cleveland (CNS) —Md < lioco late, who was knocked out for the first time in his fistic career, at Madison Square Darden in New York last week, in a non-title bout retained his world Junior light weight title by winning a decision hero Dec. 4. He met Frankie Wal lace of Cleveland in u ten-round bout on the Christmas Fund boxing show and got a well earned decision. Tony Canxonerl who knocked out Chocolate two weeks ago was also In the ~urd and won in five rounds by knocking out Cecil Payne of Louisville. Ky. © NUMBERS SURE HITS. GIVEN FREE Send we your birth date and one dollar MU and I wIU send you a complete horoscope and a lucky medal, which If you will wear at all times, will guarantee you suc cess, and I will give you th# number free. 11. BRIGHT, 515 8. 15th Street Philadelphia, Pa. DINE AND DANCE > RUSSELL HOUSE GRILL 8.1 BEER AND WINES Choice Brand* 611 E.- ADAMS ATE. Clifford 1687 No C« rer Charge Isaac Petty Walter McHarlaa RADIOS Bay Yoar Good Tube* At NEW YORK MUSIC HOUSE Easy Terms On Radios All Kinds Os Instruments Main House Branch House 8841 Hastings 6644 W. Warren At Vernon Highway At Junction CA DILI. AC NERYICF ON RADIOS Thru The SPORT MIRROR J. L. Wilkinson is seeking to reorganize the Negro National League. The man who in 1920 helped to organize the now deTunet Negro National league with the Late Andrew ‘Rube,’ Foster and I. Taylor, is deep In the arrangements for the league. A meeting has been called for Kansas City In January. Flans for the reorganization of the league were begun in the pas* summer and consumated about a month ago when Wilkinson made a public announcement. In the meantime owners in Birmingham, Chicago, St. Louis Detroit, Omaha, Wichita, and other cities were notified of Wilkliißor.'s intentions. Os the cities listed as willing to send representatives to the meeting in Kansas Cty, only Detroit and Chicago were in the former league. The final meeting for the formation of the original league was held in Kansas City in 1920. Since the announcement that Detroit would be represented at the , meeting by Tenny Blount, former owner of the Detroit Stars, and Jdiin Koesink owner of stadium, home of the Detroit club, the fans have been wondering Just what are the Intentions of Bill Mosely, owner of the 1933 edition of the Stars. Will Mosely continue to exercise the franchise he had last year, or will he step aside? If he steps aside what will he do with the bus lie purchased last summer for the teum to travel? These and many other questions are puzzling the local fans. The formation of a league which would include Birmingham and other southern cities should not be an inducement for Detroit to enter. Birmingham, at one time a good baseball town, slipped back in the last four or five yc‘ars. Memphiq also fallen into a baseball Hlump. St. Louis has, peculiarly enough, failed to support a team that was either o pennant winner or runner-up. The St. owners, while paying much smaller salaries than other clubs in 'the league, were unable to show a profit in the waning yeard of the league. Kansas City Is still a good baseball town. Detroit and Chicago can support good clubs. Neither will support a losng nine. This has been demonstrated during the past year. Keutucky State goes out to Oaklahoina Saturday to meet Zip Gales’ Langston Lions. Kentucky has lost to Wllberforce and Wiley. Langato.i remains undeafed, including in its list of victims, Wiley. It Langston hurdles the Kentucky obstacle Saturday the fans in the Oakluhorna neck or the woods will put up a howl of greater volume about Langston’s right to be recognized as national champions. Os course Langston figures to glide past Pralre View New Years Day. in the east the football folowelrs arc praising the work of Morgan 4'all*s« winner of the Colored Intercollegiate Athletic Association. Mor gans goal line was crossed ony once this season, Hampton turing the trick. The Baltimore school piled up large scores agulnst Bluefield. Lincoln, Union, Howard, and Virginia State. In tho mlddlewest Wllberforce is given the gonfalon by those who follow the doings on the gridiron during the fall months. Although Wllberforce war held to a scorlcss tie on a field of mud In Chicago, the Force eleven subdued Bluefield, Kentucky State, West Kentucky, Alabama State, W’est Virginia and Lincoln of Missouri. Down In Atlanta the sport writers are sending out reams of copy about Morris Brown University, winner of the Southern Conference championship. Included in the Morris Brown list of victims are, Clurk and Wiley. Tuskegee held the Wolverines to a tie. Florida later rose up and trounced Howard. And this leaves the fans in a state of bewilderment. They are won dering just what eleven is composed of the boßt group of players in tho land. Morgan confined her games to members of the C. I. A. A. with the exception of the opening game of the season which wbb against Cheney. Hampton was the strongest contender (pr championship honors met by tho Baltimore school. Bluefield, Lincoln and Howard were weaker members of tlie assoNatloiV With all that the C. I. A. A. was possessed of stronger teams than any other similar asociation. The competition which confronted Langston through the season was not ol the calibre., that faced Morgan. The toughest opponents on tho Langston schedule were Wiley and Kentucky State. Kentucky State lost to Wiley, and the latter was defeated by Morris Brown before trim ming Tuskegee. Morris Brown had a tough schedule, but not as nard s tht of the Morgan Bears. Tho outstanding games an Morris Brown’s schedule were Florida, Clark and Alabama State. Florida, after losing to Morris Brown, came back and gave Howard a good licking. Alabama State wan later defeated!)} Wilberforce and Tuskegee. Wllberforce, playing most of its games away from home, faced stlffer competition than any university in the country. The Force was on the go every Saturday almost, meeting teams in the mlddlewest, sout hand east. They were, n«( in other years the Notre Dgme of ebony football. However, Wilberforce’ record was mai rod with the tie game with Tuskegee. You can also toss out Langston because of the weak schedule. This would leave Morgan and Morris Brown with Morgan looming as the best. By RUSSELL J. COWANS Come Up and See Us— at the M. D. L CLUB 638 LIVINGSTONE The Three Planets, Jenkins and Jenkins, Five Racketeers, Mae Larkin, Willa Mae Lane Anna Belle Hill, Josephine Cortez, Lane and La Rue, Irving “Hot Cha" McLemore and Teddy Buckner's M. D. L. Orchestra Frank Owen* Emmet Cunningham Prop. , Emcee Saturday, Dec. 16,193 r? THE DETROIT TRIBUNE Hoagland Surprises Mack Ivey Five With 38-34 Defeat Victory Leaves Hoagland In Undisputed Possession Os First Place Hoagland Athletic Club, formerly Highland Park, sprung a sur prise to maintain a hold on first place In the Detroit Merchants League by defcatng the hitherto unbeaten Mack Ivey quintet, 38 -34 Saturday night at the Bt. Antoine Y. M. C. A. ST. ANTOINE OPENS INTERBRANCH LOOP Defeat Hannan Five In First Game The St. Antoine entery in the Y. M. C. A. Interbranch Basketball League, got away to an auspicious start Thursday night, when Hannan was downed, 42 —2l on tlie latter’s court. ‘ Ennis Stafford, elongated guurd, paced tho winners with six baskets and one foul shot for 13 points. Johnson was second to Stafford with nine points. St. Antoine established an early load which was never relinquished, leading at tlie halfway mark, 16— 11. Lutz, right forwanl for Han nan, kept his team In the running with three baskets. Stafford went on a scoring spree in tlie second half ringing up five of his six baskets and a free thlirow Johnson turned in three of his four baskets. Central Five Loses Close Game To Chrysler Jefferson Poor Officiating Mars Game As Meyer Blatt Runs Wild Against The Central Team Tlie march us the . Central Big Five toward the leadership in tho Class A section of the Detroit Basketball Association was tempo rarily halted Sunday evening when Chrysler Jefferson subdued the Centralltes, 29-23 in a game that was marred by tho poor officiating referee of Meyer Blatt. Mr. Blatt called 14 fouls against tho Central players, ten of these coming in tiie first, half. That Chrylor Jefferson was üblc to make only three of the foul shots wan no fault of Mr. Blatt. However Mr. Hiatt's wild guess ing upset the Central players and it was toward the last of the game before the boys fell Into their re gular stride outplaying the winners In the second half. Hiatt's officiat ing was so far off the right track that tho funs were continually fivlng him tlie Bronx cheer. Ulirysler Never Headed Chrysler Jefferson went to the front with tlie opening gun and soon had established a command ing lead 11-2 at the end of tho first period. With Charles Poser paving the way tho white boys were In front 17-8 at the end of the first NOTICE All reporters for th* Tribune are requeued to tend In their news typed or written In Ink, with wide sparing between linen, and writing on on# aide of paper only. All ■anea written In longhand should be printed, so an to enable the of flee to reproduce them correctly. It was tlie unerring shooting of V. Hill, right forward for the Hoagland A. C. that was the decid ing factor in the hotly contested alTair. Hill scored 16 points, seven baskets and one free throw. Four of his field goals were made in the first half which ended, 22—13 in Hoagiand's favor. K. Jackson, Hoagland center, wan right on Hill's heels in the scoring spree, bagging six baskets and two foul shots. At the same time he was holding Curtis Miles. Mack Ivey center, to two baskets and a foul shot. T. Jackson, Hie other forward, accounted for two baskets and a free throw; Wilerry, right guard helped himself to a free throw, uud Jones garnered three points by (lie same route, Tlie Bristol five trounced Ilam tramck A. C,, 2f> 24 in tlie other game played in the league. Bristol forged to the front and, although llanitramck spurted near the end of tlie game, hud enough to stave off tlie last minute rally. Alex under paced tlie llanitramck team in the final period with four baskets half. Central witli big Jack Mann controilng the ttp-off, Central be gan to puncture tlie Chrysler de fense in the third period for five points and the period ended, 23-13 in Chrysler’s favor. Malone, who was unable to start tho game, got Into the fray in Ino second half and Ills coming seemed to pill now life in the players. Central spurted in tlie final period, coming from behind with a flurry of long shots that threat ened the Chrysler lead, hut tho whistle blew before tlie rally could arrive at a succesfu conclusion. Sprick ami Poser were the high scorers of the evening. Dr. Toole, defending Class AAA champions, defeated Rossurnction V, 28-26, Pulaski Post trounced Belmont Printers, 33-19, Grand Trunk defeated Twenty Grand, 33-16 nnd Jaglnwicz won from Sweetest Heart of Mary In other Class AAA games. Hostess Club remained tied for first place In Class A with Chrysler Jefferson by defeating Mundus. 26-26, Swcitzer beat Chevrolet 29-^p, C. W. A. REMODELING COMMUNITY CENTER The Central Community Center, 837 Drowsier Street, in receiving their share of the C. W. A. Pro gram. The building in being re modeling to give the ('enter more space for Itn activities. Perhaps It will he of Interest to know that the Center will he the proud pos nonsor of a lovely reading room nndloune. Come In and watch how wo prorenn. Thin Is for your ben efit. no come In and take advantag of It. CLUB ALABAM < hone at Muck Avenue Detroit’s Smart Nite Club BILL WALKER Presents a snappy floor show . . . featuring CAROLYNE SNOWDEN 3ew York fotton Club THREE BAD BOYS FOUR ALABAMIANS LOUISE WALKER Dance to STUTZ ANDERSON’S SCHUFFLERS Hill Math!*, Sup*. Service 14 Sharp, Head Walter Will He Win All American Berth? s ' ■■ What Chance Has Ward To Win An All-American Berth Fans And Many Writers Are Pulling For The University Os Michigan Star End Will Willis Ward bo selected u member of the All-Amorlean foot ball eleven? That is the question foremost in the mltuls of tlie local and nation al football fans ebony liue. St. Antoine Losses To Port Huron Five PORT HURON—A smooth floor machine that knockel St. Antoine out of the state championship last winter, again proved its superiority over St, Antoine when Port Huron trounced the Detroit Y team, 38-20, Wednesday night. With Diamond, right forward for Port Huron caging six hands and two foul shots, Port Huron was never in danger, leading at the halfway mark, 15 9. William Murray was high point man for the St. Antoine team with three baskets and a foul. 0 SPECIAL NOTICE We desire to inform (he pnblle (hat while the Tribune makes no charges for publishing news items, we do make n charge for such Insertions as naturally come under the heud of advertisements. In finding cards of thanks. In memo rlams, publicity Items for pay af fairs, and soforth. For Items of this character, which are elassllied as advertise ments, the regular rates are charged. XMAS TREE PROGRAM The Central Community Center will hold Its annual Christman Tree program for the children on Fri day, Dor. 22, at five o'clock In the auditorium. A pluy, entitled the "Christmas Jest", along with a very interesting program will be offered to the children of the classes of the Central Community Center. The aprents are Invited to come with their children. Many elaborate plana are being made by the social committee, and the di rectors of the building. Frda'*, Dec. 22- Santa Claus will be there. I Writers on various Negro papers expressed their opinion aboul the matter. Most of them while pray ing that he w III he among the chosen ftw, are fearful that he 111 bo overlooked. Ward has played a dandy game tl right end or the University of liehlgan during the season which is Just dl.sappeamg behind the ■<un. This is Jiis second season ns u member of the Michigan eleven. Starting with the opening game igainst Michigan State College, tin former Northwestern High School star has played a conspicious part in the march of the Ann Arhor school to Its fourth consecutive Conference championship. in the game against Ohio State Willis was bulwark of power as lie sniahshed in to smear the Ohio hull toters or turn them in so that other members of the Mlchtgun line could make the tackle. Jlc* also played a sterling game against Cornell. it was Willis Ward who rushed In and deflected the oval to foil Illinois' chance of a tie score with Michigan. In the lowa gume he in tercepted a pass and made a f>s yard dash down the field that was only a few yards short of u touch down. And he shouldered through) to stop tunny of the Minnesota power pln.vs. In tho final gnmc against North-' western University Ward mad • his first and only touchdown of the season when he took Kenner's pass and stepped ucross the goal line. ' Ward had to do some fnst sprinting to evade ills shadow, the North western back. With these things In mind the fans havo been comparing Ward with other ends throughout the country, Including his own team mate, Ted I’etoskey. Although Ward is a mighty fine end, it hardly seems probable that ho will be selected as a member of the All-American eleven of 1934. ’■ o STOP, LOOK, LISTEN! Subscribe to and advertise la the tetrolt Tribune. He able to say hat you are among those who are mpportlag Oils progressive, rapid* ty-growlng newspaper, which Is so ’oarageously and eflteleatly fight* ’ng to protect your rights and ad* vaaee your welfare. Patraulse oar Job*pr luting de* nartmrnt, and thereby help the Tribune to serve the publie better. CADILLAC OSSfI MOTOR CITY SERVICE STATION 580 E. Vamor Highway Jan. Drown ni>4 Do Witt Ptrrjr, Props, Tire*, Tubes, Accessories Bat ter ie Recharged——Good Qulf Gasoline A Oil PAGE SEVEN GAME TO MARK DEBUT OF NEW DETROIT CENTER Jack Mann Towers Over 6 Feet. And Weighs Over 200 Maybe tlie I)ei-oit coaches were talking with their tongue * in their cheeks, or maybe they were just to lie talkng, but In either case, Uxe long sought for big center lias been found. It has been the contention of the couches that with a rangy center to <t)iitrol the tip-off, tho opposition would be a simple matter to solve. There would also be a big advent* age in tiie double pivot play whicji the local team is now stressing. Rails From .Munice Well, the big fellow is here. His name is Jack Mann, he halls from Munice, Ind., and he towers 6 feet 6 1-2 inches in the ozone. The elongated one weighs 220 pounds of bone and brawn. Mann graduated from Muntco high School last year. He was sel ected as all state center In 1931. He spent one quarter at Wilber force University. Tlie local basketball team, on a through Indiana last winter stopped ill Fort Wayne to play the Wheat ley Community Center quintet. Mann was a member of the team. He made more points during the evening than tho entire Detroit team. He proved his ability to control the tip off hi the game against the Chrysler Jeltbwtjon five Sunday even me at tlie Light TRuird Armory. I The big fellow', although he has I not had un opportune to whip j himself into condition, vtas able to 1 out Jump ids opponents \aie. He also handle himself w* „ court aud made several « hoi*. Central will need the assistance of Mann in tho game Saturday night against the Leßrun Imper ials, formerly Slaughters Brothers, of Cleveland. Tlie team Is hacked by Leltoy Bundy and won tho Cleveland Press cup twice for tho city championship. Solomon To (.nard With Mann at the center post Solomon will be dropped hack to . one of tlie guard positius a that few eXcell him In. The cpmbitf-3 at ion of Solomon and Finney shunto - * bolster the local defese. Bill Malone has started the pres ent season as though ho intends for it to lie the best of his short career He is playing an aggressive game and liis shooting and guardinng have raproved. Little Harry ltusan should hava arrived at top condition by game time Saturday. If be is on top of bis game lie will be a menace to tlie opposing players. In addition the local team has a wealth of reserve material in Houston Williams, Krnie Marshall, Leltoy McKesson, Johnson, Haynes and Bill Prater. o ~ NORTHWESTERN FURNACE REPAIR CO, Repair ail makes of Furnaces *n« Stoves-—Water Heater.* and Coila Satisfaction Guaranteed •* Prompt Service Gar. 6350 30th St.—Detroit, Mlefc. VISIT THE MITCHELL i HOTEL \ 14U Sooth Fort Dt, Detroit For your CHICKEN DINNER Served Rond llooao Stylo • Special attention to Private Parties Rates |1 to ILSO per Day For Rc*erratteaa , Call Tine wood tiOSS Mm. Mitchell, Prop.