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Saturday, June 1, 194(5
THE CHRONICLE Page serea 1 THE WORLD By John LOUIS'S NEXT OPPONENT PICKED IP JOE OVERCOMES CONN'S SPEED , New York Uncle Mike Jacobs -who seems to be busy at other chorse besides the job of making a neat package on the Conn-Louis go next month, got himself the makings for another good and profitable show in September when Tami Mauriello slugged' British Empire heavyweight champ Bruce Woodcock into a fifth round slum ber a week or so ago. Woodcock had hardly rinsed the buzzers and the bells out of his foggy brain before the wise boys were talking about a September championship go between the conqueror of the game Englishman and the winner of the June battle. Everybody seemed to take it for granted that Jolting Joe will be the man in command if and when Uncle Mike's fall promotion deal comes off, Ibut some of the boys can't see Mauriello as his oppon ent. Showing against Woodcock, Mauriello was trotted out with a surplus of fat around the waist that bulged over and made his trunks appear to be moulded into his flesh. He wasn't too fast, and here and there some of the boys remarked that Big Tami was re acting as rapidly physically as hi mental capacity gave the or ders. Be that as it may, Mauriello won, and showed plenty of power and punching ability in so doing. Woodcock Beaten By Inexperience While it is true that Woodcock, for all his gameness, and his ap parent ability to outthink Mauriel lo, lost primarily because of his lack of experience, there is no gain saying the fact that Tami won a clean victory after four wounds of pretty even fighting against an opponent who had no intention of , losing. Mauriello did stumble about . like a big guy who was strong and knew it, but there has to be some respect given to his ability to take a salve of sharp punches - - .7id come Cxack loaded for bear. 'Some of the talk around Mauri ello's dressing room after the fight would lead you to believe that Tami gave his best performance against Woodcock because he had reason to believe that he was as close "as any 'other heavy to an invitation to take a crack at the championship. Admittedly, what Mauriello showed against Woodr . cock is" not enough even to put Joe Folkes 8 world of sports:! fijrifibt Louis in danger, but he is appar ently the man of the moment so far as future contenders' for the crown are concerned. Assuming that Joe successfully analyzes Billy Conn's announced strategy to confuse him by mixing tip a lot of speed with some pace changes', it is more than .an even bet that Joe will don the gloves again in September to bowl over Schoolboy Glances By Mike Haynes This past week was crammed with activity for the schoolboy athletes and the fans. Last. Friday the Intermediate schools had their relay carnival at Franklin Field Many young colored lads made a very good showing, among them were: Bert- Gibson, Norman Thompson, Arthur Eaton and Sam Palmer of ''Abraham Lincoln School: Godfrey, Sessions and Foster of the Tdmilty School: Rich ard Cooke and others from the Sherwin School. The Timilty School took first place. Most of these fellows will be running for the high schools next year. In the State Meet held at New ton last Saturday, most of the colored lads met with keen compe tition. Eddie Clayton of Medf ord took second place in Class A 220 yard dash. "Chink" Reddick (BT) and Irving Howe (E'E) took third and fourth places respectively in the 440. .Balfour fBE) took second place in the broad jump. DeLoach of Trade met with a triple tie for first place in the high jump. Bob Jones, also of Trade, was in a tie for second place. Boston Tech, who had the sec ond fastest relay team of the day, beat Somerville and Rindge Tech. The runners were Tyler, Psyrus1, Crawford and Reddick. Medford's relay team, with Parris and Clav ton, beat Rindge Tech and Lowell. Boston English with Howe, beat Maiden and BTookline. Newton had the fastest team of the day. In Class B, Dave Nevilles won the 220 yard dash finals. OF SPORTS M. Lee belting Tami, who already shows just' a hint of becoming boastful Tami. Woodcock left some doubt in the minds of the spectators about the advisability of banging away at an obvious target as the best means of winning. Tami has got a stomach that appears to need only the slightest encouragement to hang in beautifully draped folds. From where we sat his bread basket seemed to be the spot to attack, and Woodcock did store away quite a few blows in that region, but tough Tami never bat ted an eye. Mauriello Unscientific When Woodcock shifted his at tack and pelted away at the other legal sections of Mauriello's body, Tami seemed to regard his oppon ent's blows as bothersome rain drops as he came in to belt the living bejeepers out of the Eng lishman. Tami doesn't use too much science in his attacks, and seems to rely upon his power and weight. 'He is a confident slugger, and did not drop his composure for a minute during the first few rounds when Woodcock made a monkey out of the boys who make up the odds by showing class, speed, style, in fact everything but enough experience. Mauriello is the sort of fighter who reacts to a stinging blow by getting angry. When he gets an gry he plows in to hit back hard er. He would be a sucker for Louis, who would bop him a nasty one on the chin and then lift his head off his shoulders as he came in to get even. There were times' when Woodcock might have bowled Tami over, but the Englishman just didn't seem to know when to wade in and follow up a neat advantage. Another factor to be taken into consideration is the Ibomb-like power of a Joe Louis punch. Obvi ously Woodcock doesn't pack enough dynamite in either hand to blast a ifighter like Mauriello off his feet, but Louis has demon strated that when he hits them, they got to go. He made most of his wallops count with tough Tony Galento, and even though Tony went a long way with the champ, he still remembers that he was in a fight and that he got hit by some of the toughest punches ever thrown at a man. Sometimes Mau riello reminds you of Galento and he has the same habit of occa sionally throwing punches that are all power and no direction. Mauriello got in at least one low wallop on Woodcock, and it hurt plenty. The Englishman took it like a major, remembering, per haps that previous English fight ers have claimed foul so often as to cause some suspicion to be di rected against them. This might have been a little psychological handicap, something that won't bother Joe, if and when he faces Tami. James iMackall This week's feature lad. Jim Mackall, was born in Baltimore about 1928. He has been a resi dent of Boston for about nine years. He attended the Dwieht and Abraham Lincoln Schools, then he went to Boston Trade, where he is now in his junior vear. Jim is very active in snorts, iboth in and out of school. He has played for larde's basketball team for the past two years as forward. He was elected as captain two seasons ago. He scored an average of about 140 points this last season. Mackall is the number one man on the Tradesmen tennis team this year In 1945 he was the third hie-h scorer for the Bruin basketball team, and scored about 150 points this season. He is co-captain of the Bruins basketball team. James plays second base position on the Bruins baseball team. Last bas ketball season he added to his ath letic schedule iby playing for the Eagles basketball team. Mackall has also made great achievements in swimming. He learned this sport at the Cabot St. Gymnasium. In 1944 he was on the YMCA swimming team, and in the fol lowing year he won three records. Schemers Rout U. S. Engineers The new Schemers Softball team got off to an auspicious start last Wednesday when they routed the! youthful U. S. Engineers bv the' score of 22 to 8 in a Park League ! game. The Engineers drew first blood with - two-run 2nd inning. jp . i A SHORT RUN ANB' A JBBJjOBE 30 ALVIN REDDICK of Boston Tech winning the "Reggie" 440 yard run at Boston College with teammate James Tyler in 2nd place Wood foto ret Keen competition was shown at the Inter-Mural track meet, Thurs day, May 23, only students not on any varsity teams were eligible. The boys played in all games as three teams, Seniors, Juniors and Sophomores. Among the members ef the teams were: Clarence Blanks, Norman Wallace, Oliver Wallace, Seniors John Stewart, Julius Shepard, Robert Watson, all sophomores'. In the finals Blanks placed first in the twelve pound shotput. Nor man Wallace tied for first place in the 100 yard dash while Julius j Shepard came in next. Norman i Wallace also tied first in the high jump at 4 feet 8 inches. Shepard , took first place in the running broad jump with a leap of 18 feet 1 inch with Stewart coming in third. There seems to be some doubt as to whether Oliver Wal lace tied or took first place in the two lap race. The decision will be made by a photo finish which has I not yet been developed. If he is , the winner, he will have broken the present record. He ran the dis- tance in 1:41, or 1 minute 41 sec I onds. ' Both relay races, one i lap per man, the other a lap, were won by the sophomores while Shepard held much attention as anchor man. Although the sophomores fought a goid fight, the seniors won with a score of 44 followed by a sopho mores' 27 and last 13 for the jun iors-. SPORTS REVIEW The Goodwill Club has closed for the summer after a very sue cessiui winter program, it was announced by Club Director, Mr. R. C. Litts, that the attendance of the colored boys was larger than that of the white boys. The total attendance was 27,809 for the last year. Playground attend ance was 23,031. Mr. Litts, who is one of the finest men we know of, is a real friend to the Colored boy. tie nas gone out of his way to make things pleasant for our boys. .Many of the boys who formerly belonged to the clulb, have been in the armed services and have sent greetings to Mr. Litts. Dr. Artie Wilson, Phim Hall and others have been members of this club, also Willie Pep, our featherweight champ. During the winter s'eason, the Golden Bears who played un der the name of the Colored Gi ants, won the. club title. The boys under Coach Walter Gorham did not lose a game all season. Cap tain Bobby Knight led his boys as high scorer. Ebby averaged 20 points a game, followed by Joe Young Lewis, Captain Risby Bris bane, and Fred Gaston. Joe Young won the pool championship. He lost only three games out of thir ty. The second and third places were won iby Moreland and Lacey. At the close of the season, two plays were put on, one by the white group under Dom Donitella. The other play was put on by our boys under the direction of Wal ter Gorham. Both plays were en joyed by a large group of G. I. . r s - y x Mar Invaders Play Memorial Day Providence, R. I. The Invaders AC baseball team will play out of town on Memorial Day, taking on the South Kingston Rangers at Old Mountain Field, Peacedale, R. I. The Rangers will probably start with Bruce Blount on the pitching mound. It was Blount who defeated the Invaders last year at Narra- gansett Pier, 2 to 1. The Providence team will carry a strong aggregation into South County on its first trip into the Indian country this season. Fans from Providence may reach the field by taking the shore road from the city, and after passing the Po lice Barracks at Wickford keep straight on the Tower Hill Road, and turn right at the traffic light at Dale Collier 'Corner in Wake field, straight to the field. The game starts at 2:30 p.m. WW Sponsors Softball Team Providence, R. I. "Softball teams representing VFW Posts in Providence and vicinity are being organized to enter in the nation wide Youth Amateur Softball As socation of America Tournament, according to William H. Matthews Athletic Chairman of Eugene Per ry .Post No. 332, VFW. Matthews is issuing a call for interested youths, and hopes to make up one or two teams. The USA will be divided into two classes, according to Mr. Matthews, one for boys between the ages of 10 and 14, and the other for youths between 14 and 17. Youths interested in either class should communicate with William H. 'Dixie" Matthews, 148 Lippitt St., Providence. and former members and trustees. Professor H. Perkins of Trinity College enjoyed the plays very much. I happened to meet Major Cros by, one of the most outstanding athletes this town ever produced "Major" as he is familiarly known, starred in athletics at the Alfred E. Burr School, Hartford High, Williston Academy and at Colgate University, where our' present Nesrro Congressman from New York, Adam C. Powell was a class mate. Baseball in Hartford isn't what it was 15 or 20 years ago. Our present day Negro teams cannot be compared with the Corinthians and the New England Giants. Bo- ley, one of Hartford's outstanding athletes who was a star in every sport he participated in, led the Corinthians. (Both of the above mentioned teams met, and defeat ed some of the best white teams of their time. Most of these games played at Colt's Park were largely attended. Nutmeg Tennisers 1 Organize Juniors The Nutmeg Tennis Club of Hartford announces a program Which aims' to stimulate more in terest in tennis iby the younger ' " i ' ' ' fi.i' ' :j in groups. iivery possioie aiu m uw way of instruction and "equipment will be given to the girl or poy who shows whole hearted interest in tne game was jecenuy an nounced by Albert P. Barnes, Presi dent of both the Nutmeg Tennis Club and the 'New England Ten nis Association. At the last meeting of the club it was concluded that a junior club would be organized under the supervision of Charles W. Brown and James H. Wright. The fine points of the game will be taught by Charles W. Brown, Joseph Mc Cray and James H. Wright, and the club will furnish equipment for the prospective players. Some of the girls expecting to join the Nutmeg Junior Club are Dorothy Lewis, Ethel Jones, .Ruth .'Shorter, Grances Patterson, Irene Perry, Justine Benford and Dwynne Lee. Any boy or girl who would like to join this junior organization can contact either James . H. Wright at the office of the Hart ford CHRONICLE or call 5-6323. GOLF NEWS All aspiring golfers and pros will be on their way to Trigg Me morial Golf Course, Providence, Rhode Island, Sunday. Entry fee includes green fee. Come and play to the memory of a grand sports man. There will be a bus leaving from 549A Columbus Avenue at 8 o'clock Sunday morning. Also keep in mind the musical tea to be given by the Bay State Golf Association, Mr. 'Patrick, chairman. He has put the enter tainment under the direction of Mr. H. Ellison, one of New Eng land's outstanding baritone. The tea will be held at 464 Massachu setts Avenue, .Boston, June 9 at 4 o'clock. Silver offering at the door. Neal Of Winthrop High School Stars Neal, "the iBomber" as he is called by his teammates because of his football exploits last fall, is going great guns for the base ball club this spring. In the game against Newbury port, he hit for a thousand getting three for three, including two triples. The boys have played short stop and second base for the Win throp High School team. Johnny Fields of Woburn, is al so banging the old apple for his alma mater and playing a great game at second base. In a game against Saugus last week which his team won, he slammed out a double and a single in three times at bat. Both boys are top baseball players' of the school year. BOSTON COLORED GIANTS WIN The Boston Giants came back after losing to the Cassidy Club, to Ibeat the Boston Blue Sox 9-1. Honey Green and Euster Reddick were the winning battery. The team lost to :St. Lazarus later in the week in a slug fest 14-11. Pitts Douglas At IC4A Meet ANNAPOLIS, MD. May 29 Herbert Douglas, colored all- around athlete at Pitt had a field day at the IC4A track meet last Saturday at Annapolis. Herbie won the 100 yard dash in the fast time of 9.7 seconds, and the run ning broad jump with a leap of 24 feet 4 inches. Crawffords Book Ten Game Series iPITTSB!URGH, May 30 Follow ing this week's game3 the Craw fords and Boston will play a ten game series that will take them as far as the Crawfords- home grounds in Montreal, Canada. Brooklyn and Cleveland will also play a like number of tilts. From league headquarters, 1401 Wylie Avenue, Pittsburgh, Vice President Treasurer W. A. "Gus" Greenlee, directs the circuit's ac tivities. Greenlee announced that scores and standings will be re leased daily and weekly, and com plete averages will be published monthly. Mention the CHRONICLE By William Around Boston The city .was alive with news around the Bean town last week The greatest news was the return of the Red Sox in first place, al .though many figured they would return a beaten team. The cry around was, "wait until they hit tne west!" Just when are the well wishers going to run out of ex cuses concerning the rise of the Red iSox? This Hed Sox team has spirit and intestinal fortitude and the will to win. The combination is hard to beat. Another factor in their favor is the "Old Pennant Fever." Reserves are filling in in grand style. Lazor won a game for the Sox when DiMaggio was ailing, Russell played like Pie Traynor at the hot corner, after the Sox had purchased .'Pinky Hig gins. There lies the success of the new Red Sox. The other good news was. the hitting and fielding of Jackie Rob inson, who is playing like a real champ and causing all teams in the International League quite some concern. He has also made the other teams respect him for his good playing and sportsman ship. Even the good old southern boys have learned to like the chap with his daring ibase running and timely hitting. (Buffalo showed ther interest in the lad, and also Ray IPartlow by giving them a day. Kneeland B. Wilkes, president of the (Buffalo city council, presented the athletes with wallets, pmrses, precision watches and a set of traveling bags, it was indeed an indication of the manner in which they are receiving the colored ball players all over the International league. Up in Toronto, they also turned out in large numbers to see the colored lads in action, and Jackie) didn't disappoint them with lion Providence' R. I. The Provi dence Colored Eagles won their first ball game of the season by defeating the Invaders AC 9 to 5, last 'Sunday afternoon at Hope '.Field. The Eagles, coached by Red Smith, ' Dan Calloway and Jesse 'Bradley, Jr., outibatted and out fielded the more experienced In vaders. This Sunday, the Eagles will play the Narragansett Pier All- Stars at Hopkins Park, at 2 p.m. On Wednesday evening, May 29, the Eagles will go to North Attle- boro for their first out of town game of the season. The North Attleboro team is one of the fast-1 est in the International League, with such players on their roster ps a o G2 IC'KBT n By Sylvanus The cricket season of 1946 started off last Saturday with the contesting teams playing at Franklin (Field, Dorchester and Brighton playground in the city of Camfbridge. The scores of Greenville CC and Windsor second eleven; Windsor and Newton were not available up to the time of this writing! The match at Brighton between Universal OC and West India OC, the youngest and the oldest club in the league, was well attended by the cricket followers. Cricket in Cambridge during, the past five years or more has been on a forced vacation,, due mostly to the recent World War. The appearance of cricketers again in Brighton brought back memories of long ago when Athletics was the best, then Standards CC came to the scene to be followed by University and later the Middlesex OC. My observation is that Univers al OC is made up chiefly of the men who played for the clubs mentioned above. Universal CC opened the season with familiar faces playing for them namely: Ossie Newton, Fitz Haynes, Madtland Lynch, Clarence White, George Allen, "Chic" Greene, Leroy Johnson. Oswald Matthews, Joe Braithwaite. Of course they were not all selected to play in last Saturday's match Ibut they are members and officers of the Universal CC. The games, as scheduled started shortly after 2 o'clock with West India taking the field, and Univers al at the wicket. The bowling of West India was a little stubborn bu the Universal held them and Smote" "Sheep" Jackson two hits and great fielding. The boys have arrived and will soon be the talk of the majors. Jackie just can't miss making the big league grade. The other news was concerning the Joe Louis Billy Conn fight next month. They say that Louis looks better than he has for jsome time although he has shown some weakness against a left hook. The trainers and the managers are not worrying too much, however, for they say Louis loves to fight, can box, works diligently and is re laxed in all of his movements. He never makes the same mistake twice and this alone will give Bil ly Conn something to think about. They are betting the champ will win within ten rounds. The Boston Yanks professional football club of the National League has announced the pur chasre of Angelo Bertelli, the great passer of Notre IDame. The lad is considered the best passer in organized footiball and the su perior of Charlie OTtourke. He was given the OK sign by Coach Leahy who said, "Bertelli is the best passer he has ever coached." ' That statement alone was enough for the Yankee owners. They have two good passers jn their group, Dancewicz, "also' a former Notre Dame great and former Lynn Clas sical star. k The fatal news of the week was the sudden awakening of two American league clubs who are getting the Red Sox jitters. The Yanks have replaced McCarthy ' with Bill Dickey, and the White Sox have supplanted Jimmy Tykes with Ted Lyons. The Yanks are more than, concerned with the sud den rise of the Sox. Keep them go ing, Joe. D(dI0Tl(B Bs Ssir as Alex Heath, formerly with the Red Sox; A. Murray, Brown Uni versity; and George Schmidt, N. Y. Giants. Busses for the game will leave iLippitt and Camp Sts at 5 p.m., for those wishing to see the game. Pompton lakes (CNS) Joe Louis celebrated his thirty-second birthday training to defend his title, June 19. Before a large crowd at his training camp Joe did four fast ' rounds. Lanky Al Hoosman getting one of -the champions' heavy punches and barely hanging on at the end of three minutes. Jimmy Bill, Park (Daniels, and George Fitch all went a round with 'the Brown Bomber - - By SYLVANUS 0aS2X2&0a& was able to pile up a score of 56 for all ' - with many dissenting from the opinion of Umpire Wal ter Isaacs, who donned the long white coat for West India. West India scored 69 for 7 an4 would not have made that, high score if that "bugaboo" of inde cent cricket did ' not show his ap pearance because Ossie Newton trundled for Universal with such success he captured 5 wickets for 25 runs - these included the fam ous Lester Benn in his familiar weak spot of L B. W. We wondered why - Umpire Isaacs rcealled Griffith back to bat after the conference of one of the fielders. It was indeed an ugly act, and if this kind of performances con tinues for the next' "three months, I predict that cricket wiH not be worth sacrificing work in order to attend a game. Joe Braithwaite, a former Stan dard member (and a good one. too) umpired for Universal with dignity and integrity. His act should be copied and exemplified by all umpires for the rest of the season. Universal will take the place of Standard as far as real cricket playing is concerned; they have the tools iby which the work will be done successfully. We under stand Mr. Palekar, an Indian stu dent at Harvard, has joined Uni versal, also a young Donald Clarke, recently arrived from Bar bados and Mr. Wilson from Ja maica. The fixtures for today's games Newton vs Universal at Brighton; Wanderers vs. Windsors at Dor chester; West India vs. Green ville at Bhode Island.