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SPORTS * REVIEW
Joe Louis-Braddock Sign Bout To Be Held At Sox Fieldf June Joe Louis is now formally sign ed to meet James J. Braddock for the heavyweight title of the world on June 22nd, at Comiskey Park!!! Although the actual signing took place weeks ago, for publicity’s sake, the participants were urged to repeat the procedure. Louis, therefore, gains an oppor tunity to become the first Negro heavyweight champion since Jack Johnson, and the second of all time. Louis has a most impressive record, the only blur is a twelve round knockout at the hands of Max Schmeling last June. Fight fans ere willing to erase that blur, how ever, if Joe brings back the bacon In the greatest opportunity of his life. Braddock, on the other hand, with a record none too impressive, ag ing now, remains the unknown qual ity. Although Jim had never been much prior to the Baer fight, being a champion does something to a man, he MUST live up to his name. & Living from hand to mouth and 1 experience in and out of the ring l will aid Braddock immensely. He is one of the smartest fighters in the ring today—and one of th® most courageous. A real fight be tween two REAL champions, one white, one black!!! Joe and Jack are Smiling —■ - — ■ - — - —— - —.— »-* JACK BLACKBURN JOE LOUIS Who are all smiles now that Joe is signed to meet James Braddock for the heavyweight title in June. Joe’s smile shows he aspires to be a “champeen.” ’BAMA HORNETS TRIM COMMANDEURS, 36-31 MONTGOMERY, Ala., Feb. 20.— The Ala. State Hornets handed ihe Philadelphia Commandeurs for the second straight year at Tullibody Auditorium. The score was 36-31. CHI. GOLFERS TROPHY CLUB MEMBERS READY FOR COMING SEASON "It don’t mean a thing if you ain’t got that swing” is the battle cry of all golfers, and with this thought in mind, the Chicago Golf ers Trophy Club members have erected their practice net so as to get ready for the golfiing season, which is just around the corner. The location of the net is at 4715 South Parkway, in the rear of the barbershop. This is the first step of progress made by the club. Although the or ganization is only five weeks old, it boasts of a membership of for ty seven exponents of the old Scotch pasttime. All golfers, b e | they good or bad, are invited to come in now and help carry on. The present dispensation will last only until the club has 100 members, so now is the time to come into the fo'd. Beginners need not feel embarrassed because they do not play well, as it is the pur pose of the club to improve t h e game of all members. The club has within its mem bership the best golfers in the West and they are available as in structors at no cost to any member. The next meeting will be held at 4715 South Parkway, Sunday, at 3 P. M. Matthew Bivens, president, and James S. Williams, sec’y. Bolden, Patterson Star In Tournament Nate Bolden, 160, and Verne Pat terson, 147, advanced to the finals of the the Chicago Tribune’s Gold en Gloves Tournament of Champ ions last Tuesday night. Each man was to fight twice. Bolden, after knocking out his first opponent met a stablemate, Paul Frazier, the latter being a champion last year. Bolden won a unanimous decision. Patterson al so proved easily the best of his op ponents, knocking one unfortunate out in the first round. Ted Taylor, another southsider, has moved into the finals in the 135 pound class. Ralph Collier, ICO, was eliminat ed in Tuesday nights fighting. Wil liam Joyce, N. A. A. U. champ last year seems to be the class in the 12G pound class, while Sam Smith, 175, is making quite a record along k. o. lines. Benefit Wrestling Show Huge Success “WILD BILL’’ HOOPER The benefit wrestling show’ which W'as held at the Forum Ballroom, 323 E. 43rd street, Thursday, Feb. 18, proved to be success. Five high class wuestling bouts were offered which kept the fans cheering and coming to their feet throughout the show’. In the first bout, Jim Mon nette, Colored star, defeated Joe Jensen in twelve minutes. Ed Van Herrick, former Savoy wrestler, and Bill Goez wrestled thirty min utees with Goez winning the dec isiion when Van Herrick w’as dis qualified for unnecessary rough ness “Wild BiM’’ Hooper, sensational Colored middleweight of Milwau kee, beat Dick McCarthy in ten minutes. Oran Lovett, Colored heavyweight, lost to “Crybaby” Jack Jarwick when he fell from the ring and was unable to return in a period of twenty seconds. Lee Umbles, Colored welterweight champion, beat Bull Smith with a combination head scissors and wrist lock. The time was eight minutes. , It was announced there would . be wrestling shows every Thurs- 1 day. night at 8:30 P. M. 1 John Henry Lewis, lightheavy champion, who has been suspended by the N. B. A for one year. Rumors have it that Jawn was ruled out because of the Louis-Braddock title fite. Big promoters’ are said to be afraid that popular favor will turn to Lewis instead of the Bomber leaving them holding the bag on the title promotion.