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FIRST YEAR, NO. 11 CHICAGO, ILL., TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 1935 PAGE 9
‘JOE LOUIS PHENOMENAL’ SAYS DIXON
Writer Conducts Personal
Interview With Spar Mate
"Joe Can Floor Me Any Time,
Any Place, Any Canvas”
By HYPE IGOE
Pompton Lakes, N. J., June 11—Leonard Dixon, “the
Fighting Philosopher,” taller than the Man Mountain Primo
Camera by IK Inches, one of Joe Louis’ better spar boys,
frankly admits that the Brown Bomber is a phenomenon. The
philosopher is one of the best men I ever encountered. I would
delight in hearing him tear into the learned Mr. Gene Tunney
in a discussion and a few quotations from Socrates, Emanuel
Kant, Spinosa, Bruo, Schopenhauer, (the latter is Dixon's
favorite and the one he quotes most), Flaubert. Zeno and oth
er great philosophers of the past ages.
I’ll admit that this giant Negro<
had your battle-scarred war front
men punch drunk before he settled
into a discussion of why he thinks
.Toe Louis will knock out Primo
Camera. After dusting off all the
old boys mentioned above, Dixon
got down to earth, the "Bomber.”
He began:
Joe Can Call Shot*
"The average fighter is easy for
me to outpoint. I have a gift from
the gods, height, reach and speed
for a big man, but I can’t get away
from this boy. George Godfrey
knocked me down in a gymnasium
two years after I had started fight
ing but this boy can knock me
down anywhere, any time, any
place, any canvas.
"He can call his shots. He punch
es without the least bit of effort.
The casual worker will work
around and there is something to
his style which tells you what he is
going to do next. Not Joe. He hits
with tremendous force, and be
cause he hits so quickly, from any
position with either hand, you nev
er know what has happened until
they are bringing you to.
“I’ve been punched by Godfrey,
Arthur de Kuh, Tony Galento, A1
Walker, the Negro southpaw, but
Joe has hit me harder with one
punch than all their socks com
bined.”
"They are saying that Joe won't
be able to hit up at Camera and be
effective,” I said.
"Hits in Any Position”
"Hit up? Man, don’t you see him
hitting up at us giants? Let me
tell you something. I’m taller than
Camera. I'm not so easy to hit.
I’m faster and a better boxer than
Camera ever will be. In a month’s
training I’d fight Camera and lick
him myself. Hitting up? Land
sakes! That kid hits from any po
sition, up, down, sideways and
around. Did you see him looping
punches across our outstretched
arms yesterday? Never saw him
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loop before, but he was doing it.
“Practicing to get around Car
nera’s arms,” I interposed.
“1 don’t know what he was prac
ticing but you saw him knock out
Tiger Henderson with a looping
right and Tiger is tall and fast too.
Don't say he can't hit up. He hits
with such ease that I can’t believe
my eyes or ears when they tell me
about it later, if I happen to be
the one who got it.
Two Dangerous Hands
This boy is different and better
than Max Baer because he has two
dangerous hands. Baer has a dead
ly right, but when he backs, away
he clowns and plucks at his tights
and you can tell beforehand that
he is fixing to do something.
"Now I’ve been around this camp
long enough to have picked up
some of Joe's style but there is no
way of finding out. He hits from
any position and nails you with the
quickness of a panther’s leap. If
he can tag me he certainly can tag
Camera.
"The way he gets to a man amaz
es me. You don’t know where he
comes from. He doesn’t appear to
wind at all. Never takes a long
breath. He looks small against us
but you send us giants around be
hind the barn and Joe Louis is a
big man, beautifully proportioned
and—a man. It’s only when we tall
fellows get in there that he ap
pears to suffer by comparison.
Fears Prlmo’s Uppercut
“The only punch that Camera
has which worries me when I think
of little Joe’s* coming fight is that
right hand uppercut. That’s a lulu.
“His left hand is dumb. Won’t
bother Joe at all because Joe won’t
pay any attention to it. He’ll be
underneath it half the time. That
right hand uppercut is a sucker
punch but it is harmful because
Camera puts all his weight behind
that one and it must be considered
as nothing to fool with.
“I predict that a left or a right
to the temple will put Camera
down early and, if he gets up, Joe
will be on him like a tiger. He is a
great finisher, another surprising
thing in one so young and inexperi
enced. It is the only moment in a
fight that Joe shows any emotion
whatsoever. He ruins ’em fast.
Louis Cooler of Two
"Knowing all you do about psy
chology. whom do you think will be
affected more by the crowd, Joe or
Primo?”
The fighting philosopher pondered
and then answered quickly:
“One is a stolid Negro, perhaps
the coolest of his race. The other is
a Latin, with all hi’s native explo
sive emotions. He can’t change that.
Two extremists, if there ever were
two. Primo will change, react ter
ribly. It will react on his nerves.
He will go to pieces and Joe will
bounce a 16-pound shot off his big
chin.
I “Joe’s emotions are dormant and
always will be, more and more so,
as he picks up experience. Camera
couldn’t hide his if he would. Yes,
sir, the psychological reaction will
capsize the big Latin. Our boy will
j go in a cucumber and come out one,
| after winning his easiest fight.”
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Captain 1936
Track Squad
NEGRO HALF-MILER IS
MARQUETTE PILOT
Calvin Beckett, Marquette uni
versity half miler, will no doubt
concede to the fact that Jesse
Owens of Ohio State can outrun
him in the sprints, but when it
comes to receiving honors the two
boys would have a difficult time
beating one another. This was
proven early this week when Beck
ett was elected to captain Mar
quette university’s 1936 track team.
Owens, due to his record-break
ing performances, which enabled
Ohio State to defeat all major Big
10 colleges, was elected last week
by his teammates to pilot the
Buckeye 1936 track squad. It is the
first time in the history that two
Negroes have been chosen in one
season to captain athletic teams at
any of the conference schools.
Beckett, a junior at the same
university for which Ralph Met
calfe, Olympic star, performed so
brililantly in the 100 and 200 me
ters, succeeds Orville O'Neil and
Emii Kubash, who shared the cap
taincy this year.
Louis Next?
MAXIE BAER
Should Max Baer, world
heavyweight champion, de
feat James Braddock Thurs
day night at Madison Square
Garden and Louis whip Pri
mo Camera June 25 at Yankee
stadium, fight promoters will
stage a wholesale battle to
match Baer and Louis for a
championship bout in Septem
ber.
Is Graduation
Speaker inFla.
St. Augusta, Fla. June 10 (ANP)
President Collier of the Florida
Normal & Industrial Institute
closed his school year when he re
ceived the class of 1936 upon the
recommendation of Dean Barney
Chavis and presented them with
their diplomas.
The commencement address was
delivered by Dr. John C. Wright,
former president of Edward Wat
ers college. It was a master piece
long to be remembered. The theme
of his address was “Make the Most
of What you Have.”
At the close of the exercises a
city wide Baby Contest sponsored
by the citizens- of St. Augustine
was concluded, netting over fifty
dollars for the benefits of the
school. Registration for summer
school w’as begun and they are ex
pecting to reach the three hundred
1 mark
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Bridges, international and intercity Golden
Gloves light heavyweight champion, was
forced to go six rounds to defeat Lou Thomas
of Indianapolis, he made a big hit with the
fans who turned out to watch him win his
second start as a pro on Kid Howard s card
at White City last Friday night. Bridges is
expected to give the light heavyweight di
vision plenty yof trouble.
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Englewood Track Stars
Cop City Prep Meet
Led by Ruiz, Johnson, Cain, El
liott, Prince, Austin, Sneed and
Harris, Englewood’s unbeatable
rack team again showed their heels
to nine other City League teams in
capturing their second sucessive
City Outdoor prep meet held at
Stagg Field Saturday. They also
captured the City Indoor meet and
closely followed by Tilden. Not
more than three points separated
the winner from the holder of sec
ond place. Englewood garnered
21% points to Tilden’s 21.
Phillips high school team scored
nine points and tied with Lake
View for sixth place. William
Owens of Phillips captured the
broad jump with a leap of 22 feet
and romped in second in the cen
tury. He scored eight of the nine
points. Phillips’ 880-yard relay
team, which Is imposed of Owens,
James Conley, George Jones and
William Goldsmith breezed in
fourth for the team’s other point.
Neither Englewood per Phillips
was able to gain points in the Ju
nior division, but Tilden collected
13% points to take fifth place.
Englewood’s probable failure to
place in the Junior division, as they
were champions of that division for
1934, was the absence of “Babe”
Johnson. Johnson holds the city
record in the 50, 100 and 220-yard
dashes. Unfortunately, “Babe,”
due to a mixup of names, was not
entered in the meet.
Three records were broken during
the course of the meet.
Members of Englewood’s 880
yard relay team are Austin, Cain,
Johnson and Ruiz. Art Bodeau of
Tilden, cracked a record when he
breezed in 1st in the nuir run
Ruiz made a new 440-yard dash
record.
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J. HOMER TUTT, NOTED
ACTOR, STRICKEN
New York, June 6—Homer
Tutt, veteran stage actor and
member of the cast of "The Green
Pastures” was stricken here Mon
day. Hiss illness has been des
cribed as "an acute fatigue”
Mr. Tutt has been in the theater
for more than a quarter century.
Have you a visitor? Then let
the public know by sending the
facts to the Metropolitan News.
It will be published free of charge.
Baer Sees
Big Cash in
Louis Fight
Asbury Prrk, N. J., June 11— i
(Special)—Its a different Max
Baer now who is training for a
heavyweight championship fight.
To Baer, Joe Louis, is no longer
a Negro whom he promised his
mother he would never fight but
a gilt-edged note for mors money
than Max Baer eyed before.
Maxie, himself, revealed this
today during a brief pause in
which he explained a change in his
one burning ambition now, he con
fided, is to get his hands on some
real American dough. but strange
ly, enough, a man who, pugilistic
ally unborn a year ago, is the only
one who can hand it to him.
“Joe Louis and I will draw a
million dollar gate if we stage a
hout in September”, Baer said
gravely.
"As things have turned out,
I'm taking my title in the ring for
a lot less money than I expected—
and do I need money? I’m running
a chance of spoiling that million
dollar gate with Joe by mixing
with this Braddock guy, with my
hand not as good as it might be.”
Baer according to his trainer,
Dolph Thomas, has been doing the
most intensive training of his ca
reer in preparation for his world’s
heavyweight title match with
James J. Braddock at Madison
Square Garden, June 13th.
For once, his famous cocky
smile, was missing as the champ
continued the subject:
“Last year with Camera I was
fighting a man bigger than myself.
I needed a heavy punch to bring
down that big freight car. This
time I’m training for a different
kind of fight. Braddock is lighter
than I and a target that will not
be as big and slow moving, so I’ve
got to punch faster.
“There’s lots of talk about my
being up against a desperate man.
I’m a pretty desperate sort of per
son myself. I thought the Garden
would have a challenger built up
that would mean chances at the
gate. Now the chances at the gate
won’t be much more than the wad
I counted on for my end.”
What about Camera slipping
up on a chance for a return bout
with him if he (Max) beats Brad
dock, the cocksure champion was
asked.
With the same facility of ex
planation, Baer said:
“Joe will knock out Primo
quicker than I did. Louis is a
great fighter. I’ll tell you how
much of a fighter I know he is:
I’ll have to get him this year. Get
ting him a year from now will
take a lot of getting.”
Maxie hastened back to the
ring for several more rounds of
exercise as a kill-joy acquaintance
remarked dryly, “From the way
that Brown Baby has been handling
himself, lots of getting is here
now.”
NO BRIDGE WORK IS
ASSET TO COMEDIAN
Mushmouth, who teamed with
“Peanuts” at the Regal theater
Sunday, main asset is the number
of teeth out in the front of his
mouth. “It establishes my individ
uality,” he says.
Right Hook
Stops Foe
in Second
Bridges Wins
Clinton Bridges, 1935 Interna
tional Golden Gloves champion, won
his second start as a professional
since leaving amateur ranks two
weeks ago by defeating Lou Thom
as of Indianapolis in a six-round
bout at White City Friday night.
Fans were anxious to see Bridges
apply his knockout formula but the
Hoosier boy proved too rugged.
However, Lorenzo Pack, team
mate of Bridges and Golden Glovee
heavyweight champion, made up
for the disappointment by listen
ing George Cerosky of Akron, O.,
in one minute and eleven seconds
of the second round. This bout
marked Pack’s first start as a pro
fesional.
Bridges opened the first round
by measuring Thomas with left
jabs and occasional right crosses
that caught the Indianapolis boy
on the side of the head. Bridges
continued this pace for three
rounds, jabbing and pecking away
at Thomas’ face and body. Several
times the Golden Gloves champion
had his opponent set for a right
hook, only to miss his mark by
inches. During the second round,
Bridges missed with a fast right
that sent him sprawling to the can
vas. He was up in an instant and
rushed Thomas to the ropes with
a volley of blows to the body and
jaw.
Thomas Rallies In Sixth
Bridges made his best showing
in the fifth, but began to weaken
from the pace that was carrying
him beyond the three-round ama
teur limit which he was more fam
ilar with. In the final round, he
sent Thomas back on his heels with
a right uppercut. Thomas shook
off the blow and tore into Bridges
with a vicious volley of blows to
the head and body. Bridges began
to weaken fast but managed to
withstand the attack until the gong
ended the bout.
Rack's Right Dynamite
Pack, weighing 20fi and carry
ing a six-pound weight advantage
over Cerosky, was the aggress)*"
from the opening gong until he
sent his Ohio opponent crashing
to the canvas early in the second
round. Pack stung Cerosky with
several hard rights and lefts to
the body as the second round op
ened. Finding the opening he had
been waiting for, Pack connected
with terrific right hook that floored
Cerosky for the count.
Roscoe I olles K. O. Victor
Roscoe Tolies, giant heavyweight
made his first appearance in a Chi
cago ring by knocking out Les
Schueltz of St. Louis, in the third
round. In the fatal stanza, Tolies
floored his opponent three times
before he took the count of 10. Tol
ies is the fellow who gave Joe
Louis a tough six-round tussle re
cently.
Dave Clark, winner of the Golden
Gloves and International middle
weight tournament, makes his pro
debut Thursday, June 13, at Mills
stadium, when he encounters Ed
Vanderbush in a four-rounder.
Clinton Bridges will seek his third
pro victory when he takes on Chuck
Burns of Texas, in a six-rounder
on the same card. George Dixon,
formerly Herman Wright of the
Savoy, opens the Rodak-Ramey
card against George Van der Hay
den.
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