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m u . Mitt Amateurs Try To Rekindle Interest Here Columbus' amateur boxer* make another attempt to rekindle local interest in their sport Friday when they •stage the city's first all-star boxing program since the Golden Gloves boxing finals. The show- will be held on the St. Dominic school grounds, 20tu and Devoisa sta., under auspice* of St. Dominic's athletic department and the Columbus Amateur Bexiag Coaches Ass'n. Half of the proceeds will go to buy athletic equipment for the department. SL Dominie currently sponsors baseball teams in each of th* three divisions of the Knot hole League. The balance of the gate receipt* will be used to defray ths costs of robes and boxing trunks for .he boxing organisation, the garmenta to be used only when the team selected from the seven local amateur elubs fights under the association banner in local ani out-of-town matches. Pairings for Friday's card: Richard Jobn.on, 107 (Neighborhood H a ta • «•), vs. Dae* Waaternbarger. 107 (Boy's Club); Babbia Baker, 112 (Spring St. YMCA), vs. Bill Dasryar, 111 (Boy's Club); Joa Bean.ore, 1IG (Sprites; St- YMCA), vs. Johaay Palmer, lift (Boy's Club); Charles LittUfeeld, US (Neighborhood House-I, vs. Frod Wesstarnlarr- ger, lift (Boy's Club); Ed Weav.rs. 12ft (Central YMCA). Vs. Tommy Cartar, 12ft (Spring St. YMCA); Jamas Craft, 12S (Neighborhood Hewt.e), vs. Jack McCoy, 127 (Boy's Club); Don Blain. 134 (Lexkbnurae Air Base), vs. Tom Scott, 138 (Beatty Cantor): Cradat Bool. 140 (Spring St. YMCA), vs. Don And arson, 147 (Beatty Cantor): Tony 'Johnson, ISO (Beatty. Cantor), vs. Arnold Mas wait, 154 «. Neighborhood House); R«n<ly Hummel. 147 Central YMCA). vs. Albert Johnson, 14S (Neighborhood Honse). Official* working the card are George Goldberg and Elmer Linke, referees; Salvator Nocer- .Ta, starter; Freddie Nocerra. Pounjer* N. D. Eckert, Mason Seymour snd Stu Hinder, judges: Dr. Earl S. Sherard, ring physician. Tickets are on sale at SL Dominic, Avenu.* Pharmacy, 981 ML Vernon av.; Beck's Sporting Goods, 228 E. Long st.; Neigh borhood Houtse, 971 Leonard av. 'Doby Day' In Gotham: Gifts Heaped On Larry NEW YOKK. — It was Larry Doby day in Yankee stadium Sat urday. The day was set aside to pay homage to the American League's first Negro ballplayer, two week* shy of a fourth anniversary of the day Larry joined the Cleveland Indians as a frightened 22 year old youngster, shouldered wit.! the responsibility of succeeding wa a job never before that time offered to or held open to a member of his race. The Doby day celebration was planned by citizens of the Indian star's hometown, Paterson, N. J., headed by Joe Gooter, sports edi. tor of the Paterson Evening News Returns To AL Hit Leadership Willard Brown, Kansas City outfielder, again is the leading hitter in the Negro American League, according to statistics Compiled by Howe News Bureau. Brown's average now is .424. He also retains his lead ia total bases with 90, but was replaced as the leader in hits by Gene Col. Una, n teammate. Collins ha.-* C">. A third Kansas Citian. John Williams, has taken over the sole lead in runs with 40. Holdover leaders are Nathaniel Peeples in doubles with 1<> and-in atolen bases with 25, Henr> (Speed) Merchant in triple* with 12 and Leonard William** in horn * •"■una with nine. The trio is from Indianapolis. Dignitaries of all deacriptiona. including Peterson's mayor, a couple of judges, a bevy of me.- chants and hundreds of citizens who had come to reee their pride and joy in action", were on hand for the event They exhorted pride in Doby Xrom the time he starred in sports back in Pater son's city high school and on the small town's sandlots, and they predicted that he'd climb even higher before winding up his profession al career. Then they began the customar*/ "give-away*' that climaxes every baseball player's day. A desu lamp, sports jacket, slacks, wrist watch, a set of matched luggage and a jewelry wardrobe of buckles, links and pins, reputedly a lifetime supply, headed the )-..* of gifts. - Then they summoned Doby'f comely wife. Helen from a box nearby and, with more than 15,- 000 fans looking on, lit a match to the mortgage on the Doby home and presented them with ■ paid-in-full deed, a gift equivalent to approximately $'1750 in cash. Larry's response to the heart warming tribute paid bim wa brief apd typically Larry Dobv He spoke for himself, his mother his wife and thoir daughter: "Wc are very proud to belong to an J to live in Patcneon, N. J " Misfortune leaned against Lar ry insofar a^Doby the ballplayer was concerned. He aggravated a groin injury in the fifth and hai to retire from action after goin~ hitless in two official times at bat. His mates further fouled things up blowing a 6-2 lead an.l losing to the Yankees, 7-C. -1 Turnout Seen Shrine Tilts One of the largest crowds to attend any of the seven Alia Baba Temple Shrine baseball games is expected In Ked Bird stadium Sunday afternoon, July 1, when the Clowns and Philadelphia Stars collide in an official American League game starting at 2:30. clubs COLUMBUS, OHIO The two popular clubs aro meeting in a return engagement, the Stars having won the fir.it fray. 6-4. That's one of the few losses administered to the Clowns in the first half of the season. Since that time, the Clowns have been strengthened and are st'll setting a fast pace. But the Stars have added power, too, which makes Oscar Charleston's club one to watch in the second round. The Clowns' fun-making trio has -worked up special events for this affair. This will be in addition to the gala pre-game performance by the Alia Baba patrol and band which will start at S. Funds derived will be added t.» the organization's crippled children'!* fund. The committee 'n charge "has been at work for week* for this game. Buster Haywood of the Clowns wilt start his best against tha Stara in an effort to bring his Columbus record UP to 2-2. They lost to the Stars arid American Giants and won from the Hit - mingham Black Barons. All their games here have been well played and interesting from a spectatdr'a standpoint. The Clowns feature such stalwarts as Honey Lott, Preacher Williams. Ray Neil, Piggy Sand**. Speed Merchant, Whit Graves, Jim Cohen, Len Pigg, the Tugcr- tson brothers and others. Mgr. Charleston has a young ball club, one which has been improving steadily. Of course, a few veterans are around to help, too. HERE IS Laa (Preacher) Williams, enact versatile star on rostar af Indianapolis. Clown*, wko play Philadelphia Stara in seventh annual Skrine benefit (•me at Rad Bird stadium San- da y, July t. A battar than .300 hitter, Lan can play- any- position on tha team except pitcher- BILL BELL'S SPORTS GLEANINGS MORE CABS SEEN FOR EASTSIDE AREA IF CITY COUNCIL ACTS Story On Page 2 Tennis. Social Events Highlight Tourney Week WILBERFORCE—Officials of the American Tennis Ass'n and Central State college have mapped plan9 for an enlarged national championships tournament here Aug. 20-25, inclusive. Dr. * Sylvester Smith, president of ATA, recently announced organization of thc American Ten nis Ais'n Guild with Mrs. Betty Granger, Sea Cliff, L. I., as national chairman. Thc ATA Guiid is being set up in "chapter-*" throughout the U. S., Canada, Bermuda and Nasjaau. These chap tern are composed of women interested in the aims and advance, ment of ATA and will function as ;. social ani fund raising national auxiliary to the ATA. All chapters will meet togethd annually as a national body during Nat'l Tournament week at Wilberforce, Culmination of the meeting will be a popularity contest and subsequent crowning of "Miss ATA" who will serve as "queen" of the tournament. Guil.i chapters are presently organizing to sponsor their nominations for 'Miss ATA." Local committee of Central State college, under direction of Harry Johns, chairman, is planning a rseries of social* activities to insure a pleasant vacation for ATA members and visitors. The Central State committee is composed of Mrs. Ruth MeCants (reservations), Melvin Johnson W. E. Johnson, Mack M. Grecian J A. D. Gaither (publicity)* , ■ our mind back through tha realize that the grim reaper nks of the athletes we have Scott, Earl Bradley, "Big Gilchrist, Ted Minnis, "Gab- Brown—just to name a lew ernity has for departed fctlu The death of Big John Kerner sent avenues of the yesteryears and made us bad cut a terrible swath through the ra known and played with. Ike Galloway, I*em Ferguson. John Whit" Whittaker, "Dad" Fisher, Denny by" Lattimer, John Womack and Reece —have gone to whatever Vahalla the Et letes. Injury Jinx Hits Doby' Larry Doby was enjoying a batting spree in the second game of the recent Cleveland Indians-New York Yankee game but his injury ;inx overtook him. Beating out a bunt for hia third hit of the evening, he suffered a recurrence of the groin injury which had benched bins earlier in the season. Leaf From Schmeling's Book When Gerhardt Hect, German light-heavyweight, claimed that middleweight champion Ray Robinson fouled him twice in two sounds in their bout Sunday in Berlin before 30,000 fans he wa-. taking a leaf from the book of Max Schmeling who was the only man in history to ever win the world heavyweight championship while lying on the canvas. Max won the title from Jack Sharkey on a foul. It was because of that that the new rule, which says you lose only tbe round and not the fight for a low blow, wa* passed. The fans bombarded Robinson »o heavily with pop bottles that he had to take refuge under the ring until a police escort could hi formed. Continues To Sparkle Willie Mays, the Gianta* kid SUGAR* rav borinson centerfielder continues to bom- 5UGAR RAY ROBINSON bard Nat'l League pitching. As this was written he had lifted his average to .318 to push Alvin Dark for the team* leadership. Dark is 12 points ahead of him wth .330. Other sepia Giants are Monte Irvin, hitting .280, Hank Thomp. a*on at .252 and catcher Ray Noble at .241. Jackie Robinson is still trailing Stan Musial in tbe Nat'l League battle. Robinson is hitting .805. Roy Campanella remains among the top 10 with .329. Luke Easter with-.816 and Roy Doby with .311 arc two out of :he three Cleveland Indiana who .are batting above the .800 mark. Casey Stengel took no chances with Luke Easter Sunday in the ninth. He sent in Allie Reynold to pitch to Easter as Luke ha* mada ..even hits in 10 attempt* off Vic Raschi this year. beiif NsasVVr'i.is. - --> a»*>T'rs-- Says Cop Beat Him, Took Cash Story And Photo On Page 2 **-»*** Y a3«*ntine>l Pht.ro Br W.-^d CLINCY McVOID AND MILDRED LATIMER, .on and d.U(Ib. tar of Mr. and Mr*. Clincy Latimer, 449 Taylor av., ware honored •I recent graduations of junior and senior high schools here. Clincy teceived 3.97 average for his entire career at East High and Mildred was right at tbe top at Champion Jr. High witb her 3.89 average. Clincy, with highest IQ in his class, won many honors while attending East. Mildred, wko will enter East this fall, ha* a record al. moat a* good. She and Joyce Thomas, a close friend, -were "neck 1 «. .. i-l*. :x •sr-al.-.l i'r. .... (I's W.MS*] BENJAMIN FRANKLIN TUBERCULOSIS SANITARIUM patient gratefully receive, radio Pr*. • «J aack for top honor, in Champion. There ara four children in .entad to pati.nl. la.t Wednesday by women'. a«„li.ry of Charle. C. Caldwell VFW Pus, 3490 Mak. tka Latimer family and three have come up with very good school * «"« presentation, second from left is Mr. Gwendolyn Suel. Olkor. ia photo, from left. Mrs. Mar- record.. The baby bas not entered *<hooL Clincy is passing up a *f«r*l Pba-lp., VFW regional hospital chairman; Mrs. Maurisie Shoemaker. Ohio VFW department pre>~ Capita! univer.ity of far and .. entering Ohio Stata in th. College ot 'dent; Mrs. Vivisn Peyton, al.« representing Caldwell aua.laarr. in addition ta cadis*, J* patient* -ra- Eng.aa.ring. C.ivad ud.es grift*. *»
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Mitt Amateurs Try To
Rekindle Interest Here
Columbus' amateur boxer* make another attempt to
rekindle local interest in their sport Friday when they
•stage the city's first all-star boxing program since the
Golden Gloves boxing finals.
The show- will be held on the
St. Dominic school grounds, 20tu
and Devoisa sta., under auspice*
of St. Dominic's athletic department and the Columbus Amateur
Bexiag Coaches Ass'n.
Half of the proceeds will go to
buy athletic equipment for the
department. SL Dominie currently sponsors baseball teams in each
of th* three divisions of the Knot
The balance of the gate receipt* will be used to defray ths
costs of robes and boxing trunks
for .he boxing organisation, the
garmenta to be used only when
the team selected from the seven
local amateur elubs fights under
the association banner in local ani
Pairings for Friday's card:
Richard Jobn.on, 107
(Neighborhood H a ta • «•), vs.
Dae* Waaternbarger. 107
(Boy's Club); Babbia Baker,
112 (Spring St. YMCA), vs.
Bill Dasryar, 111 (Boy's Club);
Joa Bean.ore, 1IG (Sprites; St-
YMCA), vs. Johaay Palmer,
lift (Boy's Club); Charles
LittUfeeld, US (Neighborhood
House-I, vs. Frod Wesstarnlarr-
ger, lift (Boy's Club); Ed
Weav.rs. 12ft (Central YMCA).
Vs. Tommy Cartar, 12ft (Spring
St. YMCA); Jamas Craft, 12S
(Neighborhood Hewt.e), vs. Jack
McCoy, 127 (Boy's Club); Don
Blain. 134 (Lexkbnurae Air
Base), vs. Tom Scott, 138
(Beatty Cantor): Cradat Bool.
140 (Spring St. YMCA), vs.
Don And arson, 147 (Beatty
Cantor): Tony 'Johnson, ISO
(Beatty. Cantor), vs. Arnold
Mas wait, 154 «. Neighborhood