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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1939
SNS 1939 PLAYERS' ALL-AMERICA BY LUCIUS JONES
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IREDFGRD (RED) ROGERS
Year's longest run cl IC2 yards.
Triple threat. Greatest forward
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Langston, Florida,
MBC Bet Two Each
Two players each were placed
on the 1939 SNS Players’ All-
America by Langston, Florida, and
Morris Brown. Other schools plac
ing men were Wilberfcrce, Va
State, Ky. 'State, Xavier; and
Southern University,
As is universally known, major
colleges with the best records
usually turn up with a corps of
outstanding performers. It is no
different in the case of the Play-’
All-America. This is evidenced bj
the fact that the three schools
stated got two men each on the
basis of the votes of rival col
leges and players met.
Note the high rank, aimost ex
clusively, of the eight schools
which furnished the eleven pjayc.r
on. the current Players’ All-Amer
ica:
lanusu jj\—manorial cnampiou;
winner of Southwest title.
t FLORIDA —Runner-up of nation,
also SIAC runner-up,
MORRIS BROWN—Fourth in SIA
C, sixth nationally, conqueror of
Va. State (CIAA champs)
WILBF.RFORCE— Midwest cham
pions, fourth raiiKing national
ly.
VA. STATE— CIAA champions,
third ranking nationally.
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XAVIER—Third in SIAC, twelfth
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KY. STATE—Runner- ip in Mid j
west, up ties and mily one de-
passer in Negro football. One of
year's leading point-makers.
PRINCE STREET
A prince of a performer Big.
| brut;', aggressive. Deadly tackier.
| Tracotr on offense, ranging 6 feet,
3 inches in heigh! .
feat by three field goals in single
game.
SOUTHERN— Sixth in Southwest,
unrated in first bracket national
ly, but 1938 Southwest champs.
The 1939 SNS Players’ All-Amer- -
ica turned out a real scoring ma
chine of a backfield. Pelican Hill
blasts 66 points for the year; Red
ford Rogers and Stan Strachan 42
apiece; and Hank Butler 37. The
four men, collectively, have chalk
ed up 31 touchdowns this cam
paign.
Further scoring punch on the
mythical eleven would be provided
by Schnebly who tallied 15 points
on field goals, one of which was
a 50-yarder and another of which
was lor 43 yards. He had one in
the Lane game, three against Ky.
State, and one against West Vir
ginia.
The backfield is an all-senior
combination while eight of the
eleven first-team players also a 1 e
of senior classification. This is
coincidental, classification having
v nothing whatever to do with the
all-opponents’ selections.
DOLLY KING DRAWS PRAISE
WASHINGTON—(ANP)— Belat
edly comes recognition to .Bill
(“Dolly”) King, the great Long Is
land university athlete, when Eddie
Breitz of the Associated Press says:
“For a real Joe Gollltch, we give
, you Bill King of Long Island U.
Last Saturday, lie played 60 min-
I utes of bruising football against
I Catholic U., then grabbed a sand
| wich and played through an entire
game of basketball.”
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Nation’s No. ] climax runner lasi
year and this year. Year’s sepia
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CLIFFORD (LITTLE) BROWN
Tireless and inspirational player.
Interferer deluxe. Deadly tackier.
Modest and easy-going. Ideal tem
perament and at his best under
fire.
pkk:l winner at
ART EXHJBi!
DES MOINES, 1a.,-(A N Pi
Among the prize winning pudd
ings displayed in the 12th annual
Negro Art Exhibit at Des Moines
Public library, was a self-portrait
of Charles Boston, student at the
Ptate university, lowa City.
Hank Butle
Honor Os C
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Many Negroes Join
Mora! Rearmament
NEW YORK—(A N P)—Many
Negroes are joining the Moral
Re-Aun nient movement, better
known as the Oxford movement,
it was revealed here last week
Dr. Frank N. D. Buchnian, white
its initiator, is finding support
throughout the world.
Among the newest colored re
cruits is Mrs. Arenia Mallory
Eelden, field secretary lor Be
thune-Cookman college and as
sistant to Mrs. Mary McLeod Be
thune.
Other prominent Negroes who
are whole-heartedly back of the
movement include Mrs. Bethune,
Saii Price Patton and Mae C.
Haves. The plan was started in
England and has enlisted the aid
of leaders in all walks of life. A
series of radio programs on com
mercially sponsored hours has
already started, aryj world-wide
broadcasts over short waves are
likewise being carried cn.
THE PHOENIX INDEX, PHOENIX, ARIZONA
j ‘ Nile Kinnick" with unanimous
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’ election on the players’ All-Amcr
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ALLEN (CHUCK) SUMMERS
Most versatile athlete at Catho
lic institution. Plays center, guard,
tackle, and end equally well. Ag
gressive and fearless. FSne ball
hawk Also member of Xavier’s.
SIAC basketball champions. Unan
imous selection at center on two
picks.
Cutler, Strachan, Rocker, atid
Brewer were 1938 All-Americans.
This year, Slrnchan and Brewer
made the COURIER All-America.
1 Every player on the SNS’s Players’
;r Earned j
iaptaincy
By LUCIUS JONES
'Die first annual Scott Newspa
per Syndicate Players’ All-Ameri
can Selections appear in the lay
out above. The men listed ranked
foremost in the respect of riv a !
players they met on the college
gridiron the past season. In short,
lie team represents the voice of
file players and coaciies themselves.
To win a position, a man had to }
iiave the outright respect of his
opponents, that being the only
channel through which votes could
be secured. No school voted on its
own players.
The honor of captain of the first I
annual squad goes to Henry (Hank) !
Butler, Florida quarterback, who j
was unanimously selected with 79
votes. The honor of alternate cap
tain goes to Butler’s teammate,
George Stanley Strachan, the fa
mous Florida fullback. Stan tallied
71 votes.
Mow. let’s take n peek at the All-
America honor vanguard; i
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RAYMOND (PELICAN) HILL
Leading scorer of nation for 1939
Triple threat. Nation’s leader i:
scoring for two successive season
with 132 points. One of hardes
dockers in Southwest Conference
AIJ-America has made his own
conference’s selections, with Street
and Swain being unanimous choic
es in the Southwest and Rooker
making the grade unanimously in
the SIAC.
Remember, the SNS All-America
elevens were picked by the players
themselves. I merely assembled,
counted, and interpreted the votes,
assisted ably by Associate Sports
Editor Ric Roberts and W. A. Scott
111, son of the late SNS founder.
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JAMES BREWER
LEROSS ROOKER
PRINCE STREET
HERSCHEL SCHNEBLY
CLIFFORD BROWN
FRANKLIN SWAIN
ALLEN SUMMERS
HENRY BUTLER
REDFORD ROGERS
REYMOND HILL
GEORGE S. STRACHAN
Second Eleven
POSITION SCHOOL
End Lincoln, (Mo.)
End Ark. State
Tackle Alabama
Tackle Prairie View
Guard Hampton
Guard A. &, T.
Center Ky. State
Back Hampton
Back Xavier
Back Alabama
Back Morris Brown
FLAYER
Herman Plummer
Archie Lewis
Holman Sawyer
John Montgomery
James Stuart
William Gouju
Melvin Bailey
James Griffen
Thomas Mills
Thomas Greene
John Moody
Fine Facilities At A. &
T. For Training Aviators
GREENSBORO. N. C.— (HNS)— |
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moth Trades Building, recently s
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Sixty minute performer. Great
blocker and tackier. One of most
feared forwards in Southwest foot
ball.
NEGROES ATTEND
SPANISH CONFERENCE
Los ANGELES— (ANP)—Several
Negro leaders were among the 550
delegates representing 250,000 Span
ish speaking persons in the state
who attended the second annual
California Congress of Spanish
Speaking Peoples held here Satur
day and Sunday.
First Eleven
POSITION SCHOOL WT.
End Va. State 171
End Morris Brown 171
Tackle Langston 291
Tackle Wilberforcc 266
Guard Morris Brown 189
Guard Langston 1.96
Center Xavier IBi
Back Florida 179
Back Ky. State 1*75
Back Southern 183
Back Florida 136
( aviation minded students of A and
! T College will find unexcelled facil
j ities at this progressive North
J. Carolina institution which is head-
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Leading scorer of 1938 a nd run-
I ner-up leading scorer for past two
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HERSCHEL SCHNEELY
Biggest man in Negro football.
Tower of strength on defense.
Mowing machine on offense. Best
place-kicker in country. Dependa
ble runner for short yardage. Real
double threat. Boasts five 1939
field, goals, including three which i
! beat Kv. State 9-6 in a major up
l set this year.
HANGS FOR KILLING WOMAN
' ROLLING FORK. Miss.—(ANP)
1 —Leamon Steele, convicted of the
murder of Essie Stewart, was hang
ed early Frida} morning aL the
Sharkey county jail here.
HOME CLASS VOTES
Pittsburgh, Pa, Senior 51
Miami, Fla. Senior 55
Tulsa, Okla. Junior 6,»
Overton, Neb. Soph. 63
Sidney, Ohio Senior 67
McAlester, Okla. Senior 66
Cairo, 111. Junior 61
Columbus, Ohio Senior 79
Louisville, Ky. Senior 67
New Orleans, La. senior
Miami Fla. Senior 71
ed by the President Ferdinand D.
Bluford.
Since the announcement made
some time ago about the inaugura
tion of the course, numerous, stu
dents from all parts-of the country
have been filing applications for
admission (o the many courses in
avation which are bcin taught by
outstanding instructors. Practical
instruction plus a considerable I
amount ol theoretical study will oc
cupy almost the time of air
minded youths. Students selected for
training in the course will have to
maintain excellent grade point
standing and in addition to meet
ing certain physical requirements
must maintain a certain deport
ment.
A. and T. College, situated in the
thriving city of Greensboro has 1
been attracting the attention of
leading educators from everywhere, I
due largely to the aggressiveness of 1
President Bluford, who, for -many ~
years has served as an adminxstra- ?
CLASS
Senior (40)
Senior (41)
Soph (52)
Soph (64)
Junior (53)
Senior (47)
Senior (541
Senior (53)
Soph (sb)
Frosh (52)
Soph (52)
PAGE FIVE
I seasons with 130 points. Acclaimed
j nest ball-randler in Negro football.
I Triple threat. ,
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Several Census
Workers Named
WASHINGTON (ANP)
Although officials would give no
information confirming or denying
the names of Negroes who will be
named to assist district supervis
ors jobs during the taking of the
census, it is believed that Cuth
bert Spencer, recommended by
Herbert Bruce through Congress
man Gavagan, will be named In
New York; William Dabney in
Boston and a Mr. Nesbit in Chi
cago, with a Mr. McClendon being
named to the post of supervisor
in the latter city.
Much surprise was registered
over Rep. Sol Bloom’s New
Yo:k failure to name a Negro as
an alternate choice for one of the
jobs. Mr. Bloom’s district includes
the famou s 19th and a large num
ber of Negroes are in his con
stituency.
BAN USE OF ‘ELKS’
WASHINGTON (ANP) By
virtue of an order issued in the U.
S. district court for the eastern
district ol Virginia, the IBPOE has
prevented the rebel lodge in Nor
folk, known as “Eureka Lodge No.
5" from using the name Elks in
any shape, fashion or form.
LEKOSS (ALL-AMERICAN)
ROOKER
Appropriately nicknamed. One of
best balanced wingtnen in country.
Reliable on delense, expert pass
catcher. Whirlwind under punts.
Poison to interference tandems.
tor. Dr. Bluford has won the re
spect of the student body as the
result of his ability to promulgate
certain ideals for the good of Ne
gro youths. He is supported by a
loyal group of alumni and is being
constantly lauded for his interest
i.i ibe development of culture among
students of A and T

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