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DOLLY KING LEADS LIU TO 56-55 OREGON VICTORY! Long Island University In Last Minute Spree To Wi n By Point Dolly King, Hero in Spectacular |Triumph of Blackbirds for Their •Forty-Second Straight Conquest Bv al McMillan (Exclusive to SNS) NEW YORK CITY. Dec. 16— (SPECIAL) —Sparked by the great colored star, Dolly King, just out of football livery and fresh from, a season of spectacular end play, the Long Island univer sity basketball team, national intercollegiate champions, tonight, von the mythical amateur basket ball title of the world by nosing out the sensational University of Oregon sharshooters 56-55 in one of the wildest scoring orgies east ern cage spectators ever witnessed. 'Standing 6 feet, one inch in height and scaling 180 pounds, King has been groomed this year by Coach Clair Bee to fill the big shoes of graduated Hank Hill house, high scorer of the Blue birds the past winter and early spring. SHOOTING UP “FOG” Judging from early returns in the first games of the season. King fy Ric ROBERTS! Look At What Has Happened In SIAC Past Five Years! l ' %■ ’ v * ' ' ■ / I The following facts, nuggets, astonishments and figures j are taken from the activities of teams in the Southern In- ; tercollegiate Athletic Conference within the loop during the Dast five years. . You will be pleased to note some of them while others will probably knock your hat off. There are others which come under the head of the “I knew it all the time depait ment. , . ~ Here goes: LeMoyne has not engaged in a tie game against SIAC opponents during the 1935-1939 span; her last deadlock was the 1934 Knoxville battle in which the writer served as an official, 0-0 . . . LeMoyne has the high est five year percentage; in the SIAC with 18 won, 7 lost, ... a neat .720. Next in line, believe it or not, is Morris Brown with 20 won, 8 lost and 7 tied. Best team over the five-year | route when it comes to consistency j has been Morris Brown. . .Billy Nick’s boys have been hardest to score on, giving up only 132 points in 35 games for an average of 3.8 points per game for purple foes. . . Excepting Florida, who has turned Finest SIAC Record The greatest SIAC record in all time history is Florida’s 1938 feat of scoring 167 points to none for Morris Brown, Tuskegee, S. C. State, Clark, Knoxville and Ala bama. . .The 1929 Tuskegee team scored 132 points to none for SIAC opposition only to run into Morris Brown and get 19 points chalked up against her in winning, 32-19. . . Before hanging up their shoes the current Florida band set modern highs for humiliation, viz; 16 Mor ris Brown 0; 33 Clark 0; 33 Xavier 0; 40, Tuskegee 0; 41, S. C. State 0, and 31, Knoxville 0. . .They rank third in the SIAC since 1934 with ‘l9 won, 8 lost and 2 tied and rank second in offensive marks with Some More Good Ones Butler of Florida is the first three-times All-SJAC quarter back in history not excepting Paul Smith, Mel Whedbee and Elmer Baker. . .The Alabama Hornets have won more Conference games (during the past five years than any other team, 21. . .They have lost 13, however. , .The finest de fensive record lor two consecutive seasons in the SIAC belongs to Alabama; the Lewis team allowed only 12 points to SIAC clans in 1935 and did a ringer in 1936 to give up 24 points in two years. . . Not one member of Florida’s invin cible 1938 rush line that allowed no team to punch a touchdown thru it was accord3d All-American a nd only two got 'All-SIAC recognition .On the other hand Morris Brown’s line that gave up 37 points had four All-SIAC stars and two All-Americans in its frame- enny Washington Held ack Because Os Color WASHINGTON—(ANP)— Head ine days over, Kenny Washington now is o in the hall of fame it the University of California at jOs Angeles. His career ends where he career of the average football (tar begins. Strange it seemed on ;unday following one of his most (riittant days, when he and Rob nson and Strode battled an over vhelmingly strong University of ! Southern California team to a yet the “gentlemen’s agreement” has more than filled his order. In the Ja&t encounter, in fact, lie led his mates to victory’ with an amazing performance of 17 points despite close surveillance all the way. His prowess was well known at the outset, but he de posited 17 points in the old box score before the LIU laddies finally 1 won the hpart-rending fracas by the razor-edged margin cf a single point. Saturday night’s colorful classic between Oregon and LIU was more than an intersectional con test. Oregon came here with a phenomenal unbeaten record over a long space and held the Na tional Collegiate Basketball cham pionship. "WORLD TITLE” The game was billed as a piay olf for the undisputed “basketball championship of the world” and, although victorious, Long Island University came closer to losing without ‘ actually being defeated I the trick three years running, no I SIAC team has beaten Morris Brown more than once since 1936 . . .Alabama has not beaten Mor ris Brown since 1931. . .Morris Brown defeated Alabama in 1930, 1937 and 1938. 411 points. . .LeMoyne is the lead er with 509. Believe it or not, Morehouse is the second hardest SIAC team to score on. That is, she has been since 1934. The Forbesmen have given up only 168 points bi 33 games and have won 18, lost 8 and like Morris Brown, tied 7. Fisk has won only three SIAC games since 1934 and lost 21. Clark has lost 21 games also but was in the winning column six times. . . S. C. State failed to score a single SIAC point in 1936. . .Alabama has beaten Morehouse four of the eight times the Maroon has tasted SIAC defeat since 1934 and twice kicked Morehouse out of championships. Talladega has scored only 91 points against SIAC opposition in five years and during that span has beaten only one SIAC team — Fisk. . .Look at the records for pure SIAC activity for the Past five years, 1935-1939: TEAM W. L. T. Fts. O.Pts. LeMoyne .... 18 7 0 509 152 •Morris 4Brown 20 8 7 346 132 Florida 19 8 2 411 177 Morehouse ... 18 8 7 342 148 1 xXavier 12 5 2 229 132 Alabama 21 13 6 351 244 xL a n fc 8 7 2 219 164 Tuskegee 15 lb 3 331 312 S. C. State . 9 13 3 169 230 Knoxville 8 19 5 200 422 Clark 6 21 3 152 409 Talladega 311 3 91 359 Fisk 3 21 3 108 501 (x) Lane and Xavier records lot 1635 omitted. standstill to see the imposing list of college stars drafted for service in pro-football. And lo and behold, unlike About Ben Ahedm, Wash ington’s name was not among them, let alone topping the list. Players on a par with Washing without a doubt were there some ton, many below him in ability, eagerly sought by the 10 clubs in the National Pro league of football, than at airy previous time-during i the 'coaching regin*? of Ciair : Bee. Oregon had a giraffian crew. The shortest man on the starting five was over six feet Not a man on the entire varsity squad was; under six feet. The big starting quintet included Archie Marsik and Hank (Henry) Anderson, both 6 feet, 7 inches; Matt Payalunas, 6 feet. 2 inches; Ted Sarpola, 6 feet, 1 1-2 inches; and the higli-scorin ace, John Dick 6 feet, one inch. Dick and Marsik play the for wards, Anderson, center, and the other pair, the guards. HAIR-RISING AFFAIR The score in the ball game was deadlocked or separated by not more than a single basket exacllv 01 times during the ball game and Clair Bee considered himself lucky to win. LTU was trailing 54-55 in the lading seconds of play when, with Polly King maneuvered into posi tion for the “kill,” the Blackbird i win-decker, needed to win was );ooked thru the netting just be lcre the final gong sounded. The final count was 56-55. Cocoa Kid, Williams To Fight BALTIMORE, Md. Lew Dia mond, matchmaker of the National A. C. Coliseum, today announced, that he had closed a match be tween Holman Williams of De troit, and % Cocoa Kid, New Haven, for Thursday, Dec. 28. The distance to be fifteen rounds, and for the colored welterweight championship of the world. The winner is to re ceive a diamond belt, to be pre sented by Nat Fleischer, editor of that great sporte magazine, The Ring. The winner is also promised a shot at Henry Armstrong. Williams, last, week, defeated Charley Burley, in New Orleans, after fifteen sensational rounds, winning the right to be recognized as the colored welterweight champ. Cocoa Kid, won two great fights last week defeating Tommy D’Senza and outpointing Tommy Bland in Baltimore. Bland is the welter weight champ of Canada. Holman is managed by John Roxborough, who also handles Champion Joe Louis, and both Roxborough and Louis fetl sure that they have a fu ture champ in Williams. John Nelson, promoter of the Detroit Coliseum, has announced that he has matched Dave Clark, ; colored Detroit contender, in a re turn engagement with Cliffside, N J.’s Gus Lesnivitch, ten rounds January 1. Promoter Mike Jacobs has promised the winner a shot at Billy Conn. In their last bout, June 22, 1939, Lesnivitch stop ped Clark in one round. Jack Black burn, manager of Clark, feels sure that Dave will be the one to do the knocking out thus time. Out of Englewood, N. J., is ris ing a young colored lightweight star, who hails under the name of Humphrey Standard. He is twenty years of age, has had twenty pro fessional fights, winning them all. Standard’s next appearance will be on the Holman Williams-Cocoa Kid show, boxing Billy Banks, young Washington, D. C-> colored lightweight. Morris Parker, fast rising young colored featherweight from Newark, N. J., is being touted as the next George Dixon. Parker has only lost | one fight this year, that being to ! Allie Stolz, after a close battle. : constantly practised against Ne | groes, bars him from capitalizing ! on his ability as a football play i er - Ther e are 10 teams in the league that could use this 192 pounder way to remove the Ifs. Ands and j Buts that the managers and own ers and coaches of these teams hide | behind when confronted witn the j bare facts Washington will probably wind up with a coaching job at some • colored institution, but even these | jobs are getting scarce nowadays. Right here in D. C., there are plenty of men who played grand j football in their college days—only ! to wind up sitting in some govern j m-nt office building hall as a mes senger, or slaving in the printing office or the bureau of engraving, and it is inevitable that newcomers will continue to do the same; for since the days of Slater, Kemp and Lillard, Negroes in the professional football field haven’t done so well. And of them, only one other Ne gro besides Lillard played in the backfield and that was Fritz Pol lard, who shone with the Canton Bulldogs or one of the early teams ! of the mid-west. 'l’lii' i i ipy r»MppwTy a7>'s'7<%V'V Troy s Sensational Jumping Joe Hail ■BP . HR Jumping Joe Hall, star Virginia State back, who with his educated toe, gave State a 3-0 victor] over Morgan this year. His field goal helped State win over Va. Union, 10-7. He is a senior. Beating The Gun THE YOUNGER BOYS CARRY ON CLARENC E YOUNGER, Sr, PKOCd MAN NEVv YORK —Clarenc 3 Younger, Si\, v one of the. fixtures of Salem church and a former great athletic in the S a lom Crescent Athletic club, ran into us just before at tending service last week. With paternal pride he exhibited a clip ping from the Times that told of th s great playing of EDDIE YOUNGER, basketball high scorer of Franklin high school. As you well might have suspected at this point, Eddie Younger is Clarence son. The traditions of the family athletically speaking) are carried on still by another son who, sporting the silks of Clark University last season, rolled up the high tital of 140 points in a league that plays such teams as Long Island univer sity (post season gaihes), and ex hibitions with the World Champion Renaissance team. By the way, the oldest of Clarence’s boys was hurt in that exhibition game against Bob Douglas’ rough Rens. Mr. Younger has been foremost in the promotion of clean athletics all his life, has spent more than a quarter of a century with one of the na tion's foremost steel concerns, and has raised a family of which he might b e justly, proud. HE’S A STRIKING COBRA ALL RIGHT! GEORGE CROUCH in two east ern appearances has grown that all press, or as sometime called ad vance agents, are not liars alto gether. They told us that this Crouch kid was the surest thing to Henry Armstrong in the boxing game today. Naturally, we took this news with tongue in cheek for toe many times have such reports eminated from far off spots only for us to find the sensation was a lemon - pure a nd simple. This cop per colored slasher will do, how ever, and in a big way, if we know what we are talking about. They fed him one Henry Mar tinez in his maiden debut on tht Billy Conn-Dosnevich card and j whil 5 apparently under wraps al. ! the way, he w a s nevertheless im j pressive to us. The other night, he ! knocked out in eight rounds Vin cent Reed, a sepia lightweight who I has always rated up near the top in our little book. For seven rounds it was fairly even contest, .eaving all the while the idea that Crouch wa s laying back for the kill. Well, it came a il right in tht. filial canto with a blizzard of gloves thn like no one has. seen since Armstrong skyrocketed into fistic i prominence. Th e girls (white and j colored) yelled “California,” j here I come” a s Grouch struck with ! the speed and paralyzing effect of | the Cobra after which he is named. A handsome, intelligent looking j youngster with a flair for good ] clothes, Crouch should go far in : this bloody business of busted noses j and stitched-over eyebrows. OSSIE STEWART AT LAST GETS ACTION Alter returning from a success ' fiu conquest of Australia. Pitts burgh’s uncrowned champion of the middleweights. Ossie Stewart, found prospective opponents (black a nd white alike), taking to the tall timbers at th e mere mention of this name. But thanks to the courage of Ray Miller (white), recognized lightheavy champion of New Jersey and con queror of Molie Bettina, who for merly held the 175 pound crown, Ossie gets his first chance. Ray has agreed to face the hard punch colored ace and in addition says he wiII..LICK HIM DECIS IVELY. We dont think you will, Ray, but we do admire you for stepping in where the likes of Billy Conn, Lesenvich, Bestina, at al, were seemingly afraid to. Mike Jacobs Wouid Have Joe Louis Succeeded By Kenny Washington LOS ANGELES. Dec. 14—According to a special copyrighted dispatch in the Los Angeles Sports Week ly, representatives of “Uncle” Mike Jacobs. New York promoter, are here flirting with Kenny Washington, U.C.L.A. football ace, trying to persuade him to sign on the dotted line. If he inks a contract Kenny will be goomed to fill Champion Louis’ shoes. Washington, heavyweight inter collegiate boxing champ is said by experts who have seen him box, to be ready to step right into the ring and hold his own with the best. He has a tremendous kick in either hand, is clever, fast, shifty and way above the average intelligence. Trio Os Them Now Chicago Collegians Three of Xavier’s five immortal basketball wizards of 1D34-1937, who played together a 3 an unchanged combination for four consecutive years as undergraduates and two more years subse quently as a pro outfit known as the Ambassadors, are new members of the famous Chicago Colley•- an s which opens up its 1939 season Xmas Day in he Windy City’s Eighth Regiment Armory. The quintet above, left to right, i s Cleveland Bray, foi ALONG the RIVER’S BEND ! DONALD YOUNG, is angling for the matchmakers job at Rock land palace.... HARRY WILEY, tells us that in no sense of the word was FRED IRVIN, fight pro moter out of Chicago, kidnaped by a group of amateur fighters after th e late Renaissance casino show? JOE LOUIS am} his managers were praised one night by a radio commentator at 7 p.. m. and 20 minntes later.... had their skins flayed off by the sports announcer of “Heard Once In a Lifetime,” GEORGIE BROTHERS, once the likeliest sort of a contender for the 175 pound title, is back to th e wars and we wish him well AL WARD LOW, Dayton Ohio young pugilist who was the first colored boxer to knock out... .MARTY SIMMONS of Saginaw, Mich to our way of thinking is tlfe toughest trial horse in the racket. ward; Tillie Cole, center; Red Rhodes, forward; Charles Gant, guard; and Bill McQußter, guard. Another man who saw much service with the group was Larry Bingley. equally capable at any posi tion. Bray. Gant, and McQu.itter of the original i Xavier starting five and Bingley, equally as good as a varsity replacemen’, are the stars with the Chicago Collegians now. Slanfj (%} Bi/Luc/us "Melancholy "Jones Joe Louis Would Have Been Beaten By jack Johnson, Probably Bob Fitzsimmons, According to 88-Year-Old Ring Expert Eighty-eight-year-old A. D, Phillips, veteran white ring observer, thinks Joe Louis compares favorab’v with the heavyweights of all time. As a matter of fact, Mr. Phillips says so many wonderful things—all so thought-provoking —that the corner finds it a man-sized to reproduce fully what he actually does reveal. It is impossible to improve on the thought and import of his opening paragraph in the current issue of RING: “Comparisons are of value only to a small degree. Con ditions at different periods of our fistic history differ so much that it is difficult to place a standard by which fight ers of one era may he judged accurately with those of to day. That is why I have frequently wondered on what one can come forth with so definite an assertion as so often has been made to the effect that Joe Louis is the greatest fight er of modern times, placing the start of modernity back to the first heavyweight championship fight between James J. Corbett and John L. Sullivan.” It is the unalterable opinion of the writer that Mr. Phil lips has “got something, there.” It is increasingly difficult to even imagine how one could ignore the times and make an outright declaration that So-and-So is the greatest So and-So of All Time. A At best, it would seem the only fair appraisals that could he made would be to single out the predominant artists in the various techniques of fighting—knockout punch, all round hitting, defense, timing, ring generalship, sportsman ship, recuperative powers, infighting, and the like. That is the pattern of reasoning the hirsute Mr. Phillips applies in statements like these: “Based, however, on what I have seen, I should say that Joe Louis compares favorably with.the greatest heavy weights of all time. In all-round ability, I wouldn’t class him with such famed ringmen as Bob Fitzsimmons or Jack John son, two fighters, who, in my opinion, stand at the head of the class from Sullivan’s time to the present. Joe, as a hit ter, can sock equally as hard as could Fitzsimmons or the terrific punching Jim Jeffries and Jack Dempsey. In clever ness, he rates high but certainly not as high as did Jim Corbett, Fitzsimmons, or Johnson. “In shiftiness, he can’t compare to Jack Johnson, Cor bett, or Fitzsimmons. In hitting from any angle, there never was a fighter who was the equal of Johnson. But in terrific pile-driving blows, not even Fitzsimmons, Jeffries, or Demp sey had anything on the Brown Bomber. Comparing him with the great gladiators of the past, I place the laurels on his head, only because of his hitting powers. Masters of fisticuffs like Fitzsimmons, Corbett or Johnson, would have avoided much of Louis’ punishment by standing him off with their cleverness, but Fitzsimmons would have done even more he would have sunk that powerful left into the solar plexus time and again as he would have maneuvered a'bout the slow-shuffling, slow-thinking Bomber, and it is my opinion, Bob eventually would have gotten his man. “I hold the same opinion about Jack Johnson, the mas ter all-round fighter of modern times. There never was r. ringman who could feint an opponent into knots as Jack. There never was a boxer w hose jabs and hooks couldn’t be stopped hv the clever Jack. “He could maneuver an opponent into any position he wanted to in order to get across his stinging jabs and hooks. He was not of the knockout school as was Jeffries, John L. Sullivan, Fitzsimmons, or Dempsey, but boy, how he could cut a man up and make him feel dazed! His style was one of the most thorough I have seen in all my seventy years association with the sport, and such an assertion, naturally, hands Johnson the palm. “Next to Johnson, I rate Fitzsimmons the best of my time, and Louis, I place behind the great Bob, no matter what his future might be. He has earned that high place, regardless of how he might fare from now’ on. A champion, every inch of him, that’s Louis.” PAGE SEVEN MOBILE, Ala.—(S N S)—Ap proval of the idea of a State meet ing of the Alabama branches ol he NAACP and cities without sucl branches but interested in the w ik \vn gb’en thig week by J L. Le lac of Sou.he n 'Louferc::ce of NAACP branch.. .