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Church Activities And Religious Work -JJ46 SiU Antoln« Street, Corner Columbia Clifford 2924 STARS DROP 3 TO KANSAS CITY tHR u the SPORTS MIRROR (By RUSS J COWANS) Under Andrew (Andy) Cooper, the old left-hander who used to burn them over for the Detroit Stars, the Kan sas City Monarchs captured the first half of the split sea son of the Negro American League, and have started off in second half as though they mean to cop that section also. The winning of the first half by Kansas City, follow ing a thrilling last minute brush with the Chicago Ameri can Giants, has caused the Kansas City fans to run a fev er in their excitement. In fact, the fans who are domicil ed down on the banks of the Jay River, are picturing the Monarchs leading pack as the teams head into the home stretch of the final half. Whether the hirelings of Wil kinson do or not, the fans *re having a grand and glorious time in the vicinity of Eighteenth and Pasio. This speaks well for the good-natured and mild-man nered Cooper, one of the finest fellows in the game. Coop er succeeded Wilbur (Bullet) Rogan, one of the greatest attractions in Negro baseball, and a warm favorite with the Kansas City fans. With a keen knowledge of the game, Cooper is also a smart handler of men. That’s the secret of his success. He differs from the late Rube Foster. He’s not the driver of men as was Foster. He is more like the late C. I, Taylor, a suave and keen-witted pilot who made his players go at top speed by his diplomacy, and a slap on the back. Cooper has some promising young material in his line-up. There’s Jesse Brooks, a hefty young man who looks very much like Hack Wilson. Brooks is doing a nice job of third-basing. He swings a heavy bat at the plate He comes from the far west. Willard Brown, the young left, fielder, is another youngster who is expected to go places. “Say, now if you want to see some powder at the plate, just give this kid the once over,” remarked Frank Dun can referring to Brown while the Monarchs were having batting practice Saturday. “He can put more wood on the ball than any man in the league,” he continued as Brown slammed the ball to the remote corner of center field. “Yes, I look for him to surpass such hitters as Gibson, Suttles, and Stearnes,” interposed Cooper. “And don’t forget that youngster out there in short stop,” cut in Duncan. “He’s got a good pair of hands, is a smart fielder, and is fast learning the game. He’s a Httle weak at the plate yet, but he’s coming along fast. I think right now he’s the best short stop in the league.” So don’t be surprised if the Monarchs step right out and handcuff the second half of the split season. They have a good club. But there’s one young man in the league who is not conceding anything to the Monarchs. His name is Roose velt Cox, recently appointed manager of the Detroit Stars. “I’m not making any predictions as to the outcome of the fight for the last half of the league race, but you can rest assured that the Stars will be in there fighting for every inch of ground,” he declared. At the same time some of the Kansas City ball players were paying Cox some fine compliments. “Say, that guy’s one of the best ball players in the league,” said Henry McHenry, ace right-hander of the Monarchs as he watched Cox during batting practice. “Yes, we tried to get him last year,” cut in Cooper. Right now Cox is playing checkers with his men, try "He can play a lot of baseball,” Cooper continued, ing to win now the chaff from the wheat as the second half swings into action. He has a number of new men in uniform, and if these players are able to deliver the goods, then the old players will be given their releases. It i* a case of the survival of the fittest. Donald Young, who trained Kid Chocolate from the day the Cubanola Kid launched his American campaign hack in 1928, until two years ago, is sold on Milton Shiv ers, the young middleweight with the potent punch in ei ther hand. “Shivers is the best young fighter I’ve seen since hist laid eyes on Chocolate. He has a punch in either mitt, and, what’s best, he’s easy to handle. “With a few more fights under his belt, Milton will he ready for a bout with Freddy Steele, and I think he w ill whip the champion,” Young stated. Shivers has been out of action since his bout with ( as- Pfr Laßosa at Naval Armory about two months ago. He spent three weeks in Joe Louis’ camp at Kenosha, boxing every’ day under the supervisionof Young, who was assis tont trainer for the Brown Bomber. Sign Toles, Godoy For Return Bout *IHUm (Scotty) Montleth. the y of B(, otchsm»n who hae been * ilde line* of the promotlon r»me for quite some time, leap into the pond with a re- IB D * *P'**h Tuesday when he jounced that he had signed us Tol «*' Detroit heavyweight, ctn J rtUF ° 0od °3 r * Bouth Amerl r.L * Vywe,fht champion, for a Th. SLI i, b * h#,d * l University of T-. 1 St,( Hum. July 28. round 1L *" d oodoy met ,B » I®- ttoath k? 1 Bt during the SSS u May ' and d,L McClelland awarded the t|, %l ?. To,e *. there was one of »♦•* t <l * it demonstrations ever lfcru?,* ,nd °* fan * disagreed with Cs , #nd • xprM, * and th#,r ÜbX,, 1 ln "o uncertain terms. ch*i m * nt «*r of Godoy, praa verdict for many weeks. Montleth signed Godoy to a con tract more than a week ago. He has been camping on Everet Wat son’s door steps since In an effort to locate Tole’s manager and get bis name on the dotted line. t\at son had been In the east, return ing to Detroit Monday. Montleth Is matchmaker for the newly organised Empire Sports Club. He has exclusive rights on the U. of D. Stadium. Toles has been Idle since hla bout with Godoy. He started training last week, anticipating his return match with the South American. Be sure to read the Detroit Tri bune. Michigan’s f»»t growing and popular weekly. It Is circu lated In all parts of the country, through paid subscriptions and on news stands. LOUIS LEAVESI THIS WEEK TO! DEFEND TITLE Champion To Spend Week At Black’s Summer Home Jf>o I,<)uis, recently crowned ' heavyweight champion of the world, will lay aside the baseball glove and pick up the golf club. Joes going down to Stephensvllle, Mich., where he will play a few rounds of the ancient game with his co-manager. Julian A. Black. Os course, It is a well known I fact that the Brown Bomber is not as efficient with the niblick and driving club as he is with the box ing glove. He’s Just a duffer at this famous game of chasing an elusive little white ball around the spacious greens of a golf course. The Brown Bomber willingly ad mits that he has not been able to crack 100. yet. In fact, his stance Is much weaker than those boxing experts would have you believe a bout his boxing defense. His driv ing! W’ell, you can Just select any hole on the green and tell Joe to drive, and his shot would probably wdnd In the approximate vicinity of the hole , about 100 or more yards away. But It’s all fun for the Brown Bomber, just as it is fun for him to get out on the diamond with the boys and engage in a game of base ball. And since his heavy and po tent fists have propelled him Into the glamour attached to a cham pionship. it Is seldom that Joe gets a chance to have some real fun. Following a week at Black’s summer home at Stephensvllle, Joe will move on to Pompton Lakes. X. J., where he will begin training for his first defense of his newly won honors—the heavyweight title. Joe Is down on the fistic calen dar kept by Mike Jacobs to engage in a championship bout with Tom Farr, British title-holder, In New York next month. The champion has been having a grand time since coming to Detroit shortly after winning the cham pionship from Jim Braddock. He’s been playing baseball and lolling around his mother’s home on Mc- Dougall Avenue. But these days of quiet are over now and the champ must again get ready for the wars. BOMBERS LOSE IN CLEVELAND Louis’ Team Drop 4-0 Contest Joes Louis’ Brown Bombers were blanked by the Weaver Walls at Lakewood Elk field In Cleveland, last Thursday night, 4-0. the Brown Bombers falling to get a hit. Louis, who accompanied hla soft ball team to Cleveland, played first base for one inning, but turn ed the job over to Ben Ratford af ter his turn at the bat. Joe was loudly cheered ss he appeared on the field with his nattily attired club. The Brown Bombers play their home games at Hamtramck Stadi ium Otis Stanley, manager of the club, said this week that he has arranged for some of the best teams In the country to appear at the stadium this summer. Michigan Pythians Meet In Detroit The twelfth annual grand ses sion of the Grand Lodge and Grand Court of Calanthe of Michigan, will convene In Detroit, Tuesday, July 20. at 10 a. m., at the Pythian Temple. 306 E. Adams avenue, and will be called to order by J. Will Cooper, grand chancellor, CLATTER OF HOOFS by Razz Brown The meet at the Fairgrounds closed with a bang. Thirty-five per cent of the winners came through as expected, so the second guessers can not say that the horses did not run to form. Before the closing day the dally double paid $1,542.20. the largest pay-off of the seaaon, and. to top It off. Van (Heavy) Horton, colored trainer for the stable of Gene Luts, was kind in handing out thia valuable Information to a well known dentiat who had a big heart and placed a two-dollar bet on the winning combine, so Heavy got rich over night. I will cover the meets at Thistle Downs and Arlington In this paper, so watch my smoke. SI elroTS^?i3Srtt»tmE THE DETROIT TRIBUNE SATURDAY, JULY 17, 1957 ■ Vrjcr-.--..v-vjay ~ ' : ■ /and r'- / ■ * - - "***> 1 . WJB Wfc * ’ mm ~ ♦ jKflwS® ' v'■ v.: v l •• j^H||§Sl • v • ■' •* # Champion JOE LOUIS will leave Detroit this week for Stephensville, Mich., where he will remain for a week before going to Pompton Lakes, N. J., to prepare for his championship fight with Tom Farr, British title-holder, at Yankee Stadium, next month. Stars Had Chance to Get Frank Duncan Would you believe It If someone told you that the Detroit Stars passed up an opportunity to get Frank Duncan, the veteran catch er, who is serving his fifteenth year with the Kansas City Mon archs? Well that statement Is true. It happened back In 1922. Dun can was just a young kid, fresh from the sandlots of Kansas City. He had wandered up to Chicago where he had Joined Joe Green’s Chicago Giants. During the season Johnny Tenny Blount, then owner of the Detroit Stars, booked the Giants to play his team at Mack Park. Among the players making the trip to Detroit for the double-header that Sunday was young Duncan. John Beckwith was captain of the team. The youngster made a creditable showing as he handled the offer ings of John Taylor, a young pit cher who later hopped across the fence and made good. His fine receiving, plus his handling of pit chers in the two games, and his strong and accurate throwing arm, drew plenty of praise from both players and fans. Tried To Sell Himself Duncan tried to sell himself to Blount after the game. He said that he was tired of playing with the Chicago outfit. He waited a round Blount’s office for* more Detroit Cubs Win 10 Straight The Detroit Cubs scored their ninth consecutive victory of the season Sunday by defeating the Eight Mile Road nine, 18-3 st the Cubs’ Park. Dequindre, near Six Mile Road. Andrew Monday and Wilbert King bit home runs. Here are three specials which will be home on the bill dally as the owners will be shooting from taw the first crack out of the box— Appealing, Kings Heir, and Re miniscent. Now don’t let them get away from you. Any time you see them In. get down hook line and sinker. Old hoss Whopper needs a rest. He won’t be able to win a selling race If D. Headley doesn’t freshen him up, ses me. The Dlxlana stable finished the meet like they started—a winner. Erin Torch beat a sterling field In the sprint race. Old bass Morris R chalked up his third win at the Fairground closing meet. He Is a handy hoss to have around. Hoss Off For Short Rett than three hours, but the best he could get out of the Detroit own er was that he was too young. The following season Duncan popped up in the uniform of the Monarchs. He was handling such pitchers ss John Donaldson, Wil bur (Bullet) Rogan, Sam Crawford, and Joe Mendec. Some of the players on the Kan sas City club at that time were Newt Joseph, Lem Hawkins, Heavy Johnson, Doby Moore, and Torrl entl. A hard fighting group of ball players If there ever was such a group. Duncan was a success from the start. Under the coaching of Crawford. Mender and Rogan. the Kansas City boy fast developed into one of the best receivers in the game. By the time Chester Brewer, Alfred Cooper, Andy Coop er. and later hurlers came to the squad, .Duncan was rated as the best catcher In the league. He has been wearing a Kansas City uniform ever since, with the exception of a year or so in the east. Although Duncan has 15 years nf league service behind him. he’s atill able to turn in an exception ally good game behind the plate. This wag demonstrated in the double-header here Sunday when he participated in both games. The members of the Cubs are: Ollle Clark, first base; Andrew Monday, second base; Wilbert King short stop; Friday, third base John Rodgers, catcher; Oclis John son, pitcher; Andy Love, left field; Dickson, centerfleld. and Matthew White, right field. named The Mayor will break out of the maiden class at the next track. Donna Leona fairly flew In the mud to win going away by four lengths, five and one-half furlongs In l.Ofi 1-4. Oh boy! Bill Overton, the colored docker and Identifier at the Fairgrounds, was downtown on the closing day of the meet to see W. H. (Bob) Robinson. He will work at Thistle Downs, In the same capacity. Don Creole should pay his oats soon, and at a Juicy price. Bmash John son. colored caretaker of the Jock’s room, will move on to Cleveland. I hope he will keep straight In the future. Black Arrow should score before SHIVERS DUKESi VIRGINIAN IN STADIUM BOUT Cecc&relli, Knox And Sutka Alto On Program Milton Bhlvers and Bob Turner, of Richmond, should stage an In teresting battle when they go Into the battle pit at Hamtramck Sta dium Saturday night. Turner who has made an impres sive record In the east la a more experienced fighter than Shiver*, but his record Is not as impressive as that possessed by the Tan Thun derbolt. While going up the pugilistic ladder among the amateurs Shivers scored 15 knockouts in 16 starts to win the Golden Glove and Chi cagoland tournaments. He was denied an opportunity to represent the United States In the Olympic games in Berlin because of a brok en hand suffered in the final try outs In Chicago. Hon Eight Bouts Shivers joined the pro ranks last December, and since then has en gaged In wight bouts, winning all i of them. Five were by the knock out route. * Shivers and Turner are schedul ed to go 10 rounds In the all-star card under the auspices of the United Auto Workers. Both boys are doing their training at the Recreation gymnasium. Buddy Knox, of Dayton, meets 1 Eddie Wenstob. of Edmonton, In 1 another 10-round battle. Dominic Ceccarellt, Italian light heavy weight, tangles with Chester Palu tis. Scranton, Pa., in another 10- rounder. George Sutka, Wyandote light heavyweight, opposes Henry Palmer). Cleveland, In the other 10 rounder. Leonard White. Detroit, faces Don White, Dayton, In the slxround opener on Matchmaker Melvin West’s first fight program of the season. TITUS GIANTS MEET ZULUS Play. Double - Header Sunday Afternoon The Titus Giants, undefeated in five starts on their home grounds.) will meet the Zulu Cannibal | Giants In a double-header at the Hamtramck Stadium Sunday after noon. The Zulu Glanta appeared here last year In a four-game series with the Titus Giants, splitting even In the four games. Charles Henry, | former member of the Detroit ( Stars, is manager of the Zulu! Giants. / Manager Sam Hill of the Titus, Giants has a couple of new faces in his Une-up for the series with the | Zulu club. The first game of the twin bill Is scheduled to start at I 1:30. Prosperity Back New Bank Opened Savannah. Ga.—(A N P)—Con crete evidence of the return of prosperity was given Savannsh re sidents last week with the formal opening of the Georgia Savings and Realty Corporation, the new bank ing institution being established after several months careful plan nlng by a group of professional, business and civic leaders. The corporation will receive deposits, make loans on real estate and personal endorsement, and pay the prevailing Interest rate on de posits. The officers are L. B. Toom er, president; Mrs. Georgs 8. Williams, vice president; Dr. H. H. Collier, treasurer and Dr. R. W. Moore, secretary. i many is. Broj hy a a cheap boraa. i he !a Id rare form right now. Tempestuous got down In front after many unsuccessful at* tempts. Rich Girl won at Chicago and knocked Jim Oakley to hia knees. But Jim la used to that. He haa been laying the bosses many, many years. Lieutenant, the lad who usually can give a home play* era fifteen to one ahot haa a hot boss going at Mt. Royal track. Mad Money is a sweet two-year*old. How that colt can run! He belongs to the LeMar Stock farm, now rac* Ing In Chicago. And Mose Shapoff. who trains this stable, ts a heap sight more than a green hand. 80 long, see you next week. SECTION TWO Newt From The World Os Sports - Theatricals Ready To Go - *aywy A .... ■ aa-.-*** * - J v MILTON SHIVERS, hard hitting middleweight, who will meet Boh Turner, Virginian, In one of the four ten-round bouts sponsored hj the LAW at Hamtramck Stadium Satur day night. Cops Get Ready For Field Day For thp eleventh consecutive| year Police Field Day is offered to the citizens of Detroit nt the State Fair Grounds, July 24. Im proving each year, the show this year should be "topß" in entertain ment. Talent gleaned from all over the Middle West will parade before what is expected to be the largest crowd to attend a Field Day. Following the Grand Parade at 1:00 P. M . track events, clowns, 'a parachute jump and vaudeville ! acts will be interspersed with np- I pearances by Heavyweight Cham pion Joe Louis and Jimmy Adamick and Jimmy Adalnirk and little ! Jack Little's dance band. The Mounted Relap Race should be more thrilling than ever before with the inclusion of the quartet from the Cleveland Police Depart ment. These horses, the pick of the division for our neigh bors across Lake Erie are famous. | are valued at SSOO 00 a piece. The athletic side of the program 'la sure to be more interesting than ! ! previous years. The recent show- j ing of the police athletes at the I National A A. U. Meet at Mtlwau- j | kee give indication of stellar ex hibitions at both Toronto and the State Fair Grounds. Led by Pa-1 trolman Odmar Anderson, the De-j trolt athletes scored a clean sweep in the 50 lb. weight throw for dis tance. The appearance of both' Joe . Louis and Jimmy Adamick on the ( same platform is sure to create more than passing interest. Since Louis defeated Braddock for the ' title. Adamick has come along ra pidly and is now knocking on the door of recognition as Louis' fore-1 most contender. Standing side by side, these two leaders of pugilism should make quite a sight. The police clowns have anew bag of tricks for this year. Ser geant Arthur Gagnon has visited leading clowns and comediens from circus and stage and with their help has developed all the laughs and giggles the crowd can bear. | The new stunt, the parachute Jump will be performed by 'William McNulty, a veteran with six years experience. McNulty leaves the plane at 25.000 feet, with the add ed thrill of a 1.000 foot dive. Coupled with financial success, this year's Field Day is expected to be a record breaking perform ance. Superintendent Fred W. Frahm, general chairman, makes this prediction, and by reviewing the attractions to be presented, no one can doubt him. What’s This Pedro? No Love For Wifey NEW YORK— (ANP) Pedro Montanes may be tops in the ring, but as a husband, he la a decided flop, according to the testimony of his 17 year old hrlde who is suing the boxer for a divorce. Bhe de clares that Immediately after their wedding, her husband went on a solo honeymoon to Porto Rico. PAGE SEVEN STAR HURLERS HIT HARD BY K. C. BATTERS Visitors Pound Out Forty-Five Hits In Four Games One could dub the Kansas City Monar hs the Two-Base Knockers and remain in the realm of truth fulness. Yes sir, those from the banks of the Kaw River really have the knack of bouncing two base hits off their ponderous bats. During the four-game series ! with the Detroit Stars which clos ed at Hamtramck Stadium Monday, the Monarchs collected a total of 14 doubles among the 43 bits they registered against six Detroit hurl ers. Dean Thomas. Walter Thom : as, and Daniel Webster were the 1 pitchers who offerings proved, the 1 most tempting to the monarch*. ' Each yielded three two-base knocks while on the rubber opposing the Kansas City club. This heavy cannonadiug by the Monarchs enabled them to punch out three victories in fout starts against Owner James Titus' hirel ings. The visitors captured the opening game of the series Satur day by. the score of 11-2. The Stars won the first game Sunday. 5-3. and J the Monarchs copped the abbre j viated nightcap. 11-d. They were I victorious Monday, 7-4. Deserved Win ' Albert Davis, vti eran right hander. was deserving of a better i fate than was his reward in the game Monday. For six Innings ; Davis held the Monarchs to two hits, one of a scratch variety, as he held them scoreless. Then came the thunder storm. Newt Allen, sprightly second sack er. was dunked in the ribs by one of Davis’ pitches. Willard Brown chased Allen to third when he looped a fly in back of second base that fell safe. Allen tallied as Mayweather forced Brown at sec ond base that fell safe. Allen tall ied as Mayweather forced Brown at second. Brooks was passed, hut Else, the catcher, blasted a double to left, scoring Mayweather and sending Brooks to third. Johnson scored Brooks with a single to center. Else tallied on Piteher Krassan's one-base knock to right field. Johnson going to third on the blow. He scored on Milton s fly to Hoskins in left. Two more runs were added in the ninth. Turkey Stearnes’ long single be hind Dunn's hit and Hale's sacri fice. tallied the first marker for the Stars. Two hits scored an other in the fourth, and one was added in the sixth. The final acore came in the eighth. The Stars found Henry McHenry a tough customer in the game Sat urday. the Kansas City right-hand er holding the Titus hirelings to seven measley blows. At the sama time the Monarchs were clubbing two Detroit hurlers—Walter and Dean Thomas—hard, collecting 17 hits off their victims. Including two home runs by Jesse Brooks, the squat and compact recruit third baseman Willard Brown, rooky left fielder, was another power at the plate, helping himself to four hit* in five trials. The Monarchs put three hit* to gether in the third, including doub les by Johnny Milton and Willard Brown, to score two rdns A splurge of seven hits, including four doubles, bounced Walter Tho mas off the mound in the fourth, as six runs crossed the plate. An other run tallied in the sixth when Brown doubled Milton home. Newt Allen homered in the eighth for the final marker. Stearnes prevented a shutout when he hit for the circuit in the eighth. Frank Duncan then erred on Charley House's slow roller in front of the plate, the runner going to second from where he acored on Ely Underwood's single. Dlmp Miller dished up tome southpaw slants which were baffl ing for the Monarch in the first game Sunday. Miller held the visi tors to seven hits. At the same time the Start were taking liberties with the offerings of Floyd Ki-assan, elongated right-hander, clubbing out seven timely blows. Stearnes paced the attack with a double and triple t< account for four of the Detroi' runs. Hilton Smith held the local* to seven hits In seven Innings In the final contest at the Monarch* were slamming the offerings of Daniel W'ebster and Charley Justice. o—— — Former Slave Diet At 94 Zion. 111.—(ANP)—John Watklna !*4. who was born in slavery and served with the Union army In the Civil war. died Friday in hit home here. He had lived in Zion for S5 years.