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Jesse Owens
Score Half of
Nation's Points
With running of the 400 meter
final on August 7, American Ne
gro athletes were finished with
Olympic track and field competi
tion for 1936. Up to this point
they had scored almost exactly
one-half of the total American
team points, and far more alone
than athletes of any other country.
Archie Williams’ victory and
Jimmy Luvalle’s third place in the
400 gave the colored lads a total
of 83 of the American team’s 167
points. Jessie Owens alone scored
30 with firsts in the 100, 200 and
broad jump.
There were nine Negro point
scorers in all. Jessie Owens, ace
Ohio star, became the first man
since Paavo Nurmi to win three
Olympic events. Owens set two
records and tied a third.
100 meter dash —Jessie Owens
200 meter dash —Jessie Owens
400 meter dash —Archie Wil
liams (colored).
800 meter dash —Johnny Wood
ruff (colored).
Broad jump —Jessie Owens
High jump—Cornelius Johnson
Pole vault —Sefton of U. S.
110 meter hurdles —Glen Hardin
of U. S.
400 meter hurdles —Spec Towns.
400 meter relay—United States
(Metcalf, Owens, Wycoff, Draper).
Discuss —Ken Carpenter.
Decathlon —Glen Morris, U. S.
NEW YORK. (C)—About 25,000
people saw Mayor LaGuardia ful
fill his recent promise by opening
the wading pool in the Colonial
park development Saturday night.
Bill Robinson danced and Roland
Hayes sang. Two hundred fifty
police guarded the ceremonies.
The mayor rapped “knockers” in
his speech. The pool is 82 by 236
feet and the diving pool 65 by 82
"He will work WITH the man you
elect Governor"
Strong, natiodnal youth chairman
of the National Negro Congress,
will sail next week for France en
route to the World Youth Congress
to be held in Geneva, Switzerland,
August 31 to September 7.
Strong will attend the congress
as a delegate from the National
Negro Congress. Youth from every
country in the world are expected
in attendance at this world meet
ing of young people.
In the selection of Strong as the
delegate, the National Negro Con
gress has selected a typical Ameri
can Race youth. He was bom in
Texas in 1914 and spent his early
years at work on a cotton planta
tion. Later his family moved to
Flint, Mich., where he entered the
Emmerson Junior High School.
Outstanding Debater
At Emmerson high school he
won prizes in oratory and scholar
ship. He then attended Flint
Northern high school, where he
won a place on the varsit debating
team. He competed in the Sagi
naw county Round Robin Debat
ing tournament and won the title
as the most excellent debater in
the Saginaw Valley league. He
was also elected president of Sig
ma Chi Lambda, school honor so
ciety. He was also elected a mem
ber of Sigma Chi Sigma national
honor society.
After high school, Strong enter
ed the Central YMCA College in
Chicago, from which he was grad
uated last June. He was president
of the Social Problems Club, and
vice-president of the Student Coun
cil while at college.
The 22-year-old youth is recog
nized as a national leader of
young people of both races. He
was the first Race youth elected
to be vice-chairman of the Ameri
can Youth Congress, representing
860 youth organizations in the
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country with a total membership
of a million and one-half. He is
vice-president of the International
Youth Movement. Strong has also
been active among Baptist youth.
He is president of the Olivet
Council of Chicago, composed of
the many young people in the
church of Rev. L. K. Williams. At
the Kansas City convention of the
National Baptist Convention, Inc.,
this year, he was elected chairman
of the youth committee of the Na
tional Baptist committee of the
National Baptist Convention, Inc.
Active in Forming Councils
Since his graduation Strong has
devoted his full time to the build
ing of federations of youth clubs
for the National Youth Congress.
At present there are 16 youth
councils of the National Negro
Congress in all the larger cities
of the country, built by the more
than 200 youth delegates to the
National Negro Congress in Chi
cago last February. More than
100,000 Race youth are represent
ed in these youth councils.
On his return from Geneva in
the fall Strong will make a tour of
the South in the interest of the
Southern Conference of Negro
Youth to be held by the National
Negro Congress in Richmond in
November. While in Europe he
will visit the offices of national
youth groups in several countries
to study methods used in feder-
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NEW YOR K(C)— Herbert L.
Bruce, Democratic leader of the
21st Assembly District, and As
semblyman William T. Andrews of
the same district, walked the pick
et line at WPA headquarters, 70
Columbus avenue, last week, pro
testing discrimination against
colored white collar workers.
J. R. McFadden
The man who has served you
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