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TWELVE THE PITTSBURGH COURIER SATURDAY, D: 5fr 1944 if ' - " 11 - - - p gp, i5 o ; ' mto (FOBagBimb 0gntef imiMjfe ggxptfefli iroge m? tia$r "SMITTY'S" By WENDELL SMITH L Caught on the Fly at the Baseball Meeting .... . PRESIDENTS TOM WILSON AND J. B. MARTIN , barred the .press from the meeting! on Friday and the scribes gave vent to their feelings so forcefully that they were welcomed with open arms on Saturday. Writers had agreed at a meeting of their own Friday night ' to give the moguls some "very bad press" in stories next week. They changed their minds, however, after the two presidents reversed their attitudes on1 Saturday , . . As predicted in this column last Septem ber, Candy I Jim Taylor was "fired" by the Homestead Grays after winning two pennants and two world series In as many years. An other prediction: Vlo Harris, who managed the Grays before Taylor took over, will be back in the drivers seat when they open the 1944 season . . . Gus Greenlee and Ben Linton, owners of independent chibs in Pittsburgh and Detroit, were in for the meetings, but not admitted to I the session - Greenlee, originator of the East - West clas sic, and once president of the Negro National league, ran into a stone wall , when - he expressed a desire to get a franchise in eitnr league, Ditto for Linton of Detroit WW RUBIN JONES, THE REBELLIOUS MANAGER of the Memphis Red Sox, has lost bis Job and Owner B. B. Martin Is looking far and near for a capable pilot. Good managers are as scarce as new automobile these days," Dr. Martin said . . . The owners of the Birmingham and Cincinnati teams wanted Atty. J. G. Shackle - ford of Cleveland for president of the American league, but J. B. Martin won again on - vote from Chicago, Kansas City, Cleveland and Memphis . . Bill Luschner, white booking agent for the Nat Strong office. Is trying to buy John Hardin's Interest in the New York Black Yankees. Hardin, who also owns the strong independent club of Atlanta, the Black Crackers, Is asking $5,600 for the half Interest ha has In the Gotham team. The other half is held" by James Seraler. The threatened revolt In the American ' league did not materialize and aa a result the third league rumor died completely . , . Andrew Jackkson, managing editor of the new sports sheet, "Negro Sporting News," spoke to the magnates at Saturday's session and solicited their co - operation. "PARNELL WOODS. MANAGER OF CLEVELAND last year, is being replaced by Qulncy Troupe, veteran catcher, who has been play ing in Mexico the past two years, wooas win captain me xsuck - evss . . . Concensus of opinion is that Cleevland will have the strong - est team in the American league, aespue me xaci mai cirnungnam will have all of its chamDionshin team back - , - - ,. Prices for tickets n tha Rait - West rame were hoisted to one, two and three dollars The American league appointed a committee to work out details for a big charity game . .... The Wilson ball will againDe me omciai nallet - . . . Frank Forbes. New York's only Negro fight Judge, left HVMav'a meAtlnsr ieaflv because he had to - officiate at the Ruffin - firim wini'trnn in th Garden that night . . . The fight, a slam - bang affair, was a draw. A number of the baseball executives attended . . . The National league contends that Umpire Fred Mc - Crary was paid ' too much money last season. The league claims he received money over and above what his salary called for and is demanding some kind of settlement . - . . Some of the Latin - American players of the Cincinnati team have been detained by the State Department and have been in Miami. Fla., ever since the season ended. Violation of - immigration regulations is said to be the reason. . TRADE WINDS BLEW mostly in the lobby of the Theresa hotel. Kansas City traded Earl Bumpus, who pitches and plays the outfield, to Birmingham for Outfielder Johnny Scott. Kansas City also sent Catcher Qulncy Troupe to Cleevland for Pitcher Theolio (Fireball Smith. Both players have been playing la Mexico. Kansas City owned Troupe and Smith was a Cleveland player before he left for the Latin country. Birmingham sent Fettx Me - Laurtn, centerflelder, to the New York Black Yanks for Bight - fielder Jim Williams, who has been around a lot In baseball circles. Dolly Starks, Black Yanks veteran, was unconditionally released. Aside to Dr. B. B. Martin: Starks would make a good manager for your Memphis club . . . Kansas City offered Pitcher Jack Matchett to Cleveland for Outfielder Buddy Armour. Owner Ernie Wright said: "That's a bad deal!" . . . Memphis offered the Homestead Grays - Outfielder Bubber Hyde for James (Cool Papa) Bell, but Cum Posey, Grays' official, nixed the deal. Memphis would like to have Bell for a manager . . . Kansas City will trade Bonnie Serrell, a good Inflelder, if they can get a decent deal. - ALEX POMPEZ OF THE NEW YORK CUBANS says Jose Fernandez will be manager of his team again if he can't find a suitable replacement Pompez would like to put Fernandez in the Cubans' front office . . . Curtis Leak and R. S. Simmons, secretaries of the New York and Chicago clubs, handled the press releases . . . Wilbur Hayes, general manager of Cleveland, predicted that his Buckeyes will win the American league pennant . . . Mrs. Effa Manley fussed and fumed when Saturday's meeting got started an hour late ... A. M. Sappersteln flew back to Chicago immediately after Friday's meeting . . . Tom Hayes, Birmingham wner, went to the mid - night show at the - Apollo Friday night and stood up with the rest of us to see Dan (Amsterdam News) Burley's big benefit Christmas show . . . Haxel Scott Jimmy Dorsey and a host of others from Broadway performed. , www IN THE THERESA HOTEL LOBBY: Joe Louis, Ray Robla - aon, Nate Bolden, Chicago light .heavyweight, mingled with the baseball bigwigs . . . Catcher John Louden and Pitcher Barney Morris of the Cubans said they will be holdouts, come the spring " thaws . . . "See" Posey, Grays' traveling secretary, trying to swing a deal Involving Josh Gibson, but without success . . . William (Diary) Dlsraukes, Kansas City secretary, telling everybody what a good Job Manager Frank Duncan did last year without any material . . . Candy Jim Taylor discussing the Inside angles of present day Negro baseball with Gus Greenlee, who told the press that he wont stop fighting until he's given a fair deal . . . Syd Pollock and Bunny Downs, owner and secretary of the Cincinnati Clowns, explaining that bad publicity ts better than no publicity . . . Owners and executives, as well as members of the press, congratulating BUI Nunn for the excellent address he made at Friday's session . . . Andy Jackson of the "Negro Sporting News" selling - Christmas ads to bail clubs left and right . . . Joe (People's Voice) Bos tic telling Alex Fempex that he haa a "gold mine" with the Polo Grounds as a home field . . . Harold (Afro) Jackson cruising everyone on the side in order to get an "exclusive" for his sheet . . . And that's all . . . except . . . Merry Christmas! Williams, fullback hiback ! 1 . - . - fv?3R:il ft v" 3 2 . Day, halfback Tabor, quarterback - v. x f3tyO ! 'f s ; - Harklns, end Loeb, tackle Glpson, guard V Green, center fc. Soft's; Battle, guard Gaines, tackle Fisher, end Baseball's Two Bosses I Vv '' . J SJ it - ft V NsVSJ9JsWMfXvfKWNS9H!MSflKSCsjBjP Pi J . - if t; iLJL HERE'S THE COURIER'S 1944 Name Poa. Age Hgt Clarence Harklns End 22 8'2tt' Clarence Gaines Tackle 21 6 David Battle Guard 21 fi'8" Willie M. Green Center v 22 S'll" Will Lee Glpson i Guard 18 '2 Everett Loeb Tackle 21 5 '11 James Fisher End 19 6' Alva Tabor ..quarterback ..19 5'11 Terry P. Day Halfback 20 5 '8" Karl Baylor Halfback 17 5'10" John L. Williams Fullback 18 S'8" ALL - AMERICA "DREAM" TEAM Wgt. Class Home - School. 168.. Junior Frederick, Okhv, Longs ton Univ. 255.. Senior Paducah, Ky., Morgan State. 185.. Junior - Richmond, Va, Virginia State 187.. Senior Ft. Worth, Tex, Texas College. 206.. Soph. Corpus ChristL Tex, Prairie View. 190. .Junior Port Arthur, Tex - , Wiley. 183.. Junior Hickory, N.C., J. C Smith. 177.. Junior Fort Valley, Ga, Tuskegee. 162 . . Soph. Washington, D.C., Morgan . State. 152.. Fresh. Washington, D.C., WUberforce. 167.. Junior Longvlew, Tex., Texas College. Cza r Of Negro Baseball Would Get $10,000 A Year DIAMOND DEALS I Kansas City traded Earl Bumpus, pitcher, to Birmingham for Outfielder John Scott. Kansas City traded Catcher Qulncy Troupe to Cleveland for Pitcher Theolio Smith. Baltimore traded George Scales, Inflelder, to the New York Black Yanks for Harry Williams, second baseman. Birmingham traded Center - field Felix McLaurln to New York Black Yanks for James Williams, outfielder, RE - ELECTED J. B. Martin (top) end Thomst Wilton, bsth of whom were r - Uctd to the presidency of Ngro baseball's major laaguas, in Naw York, last Friday. Mr. Martin is prasidant of tha Nagre American aagua, and Mr. Wilson is prasidant of tha Nagro National taagua. JOE TELLS CONN TO BE CAREFUL IN WAR ZONE By HASKELL COHEN ROM E The 1 as t words Joe Louis spoke to me before leaving for the States were, "Take ; good cars of yourself Billy, be a good soldier. Come home well, because you and I are going to make, a lot of money when we meet in that return match after the war.f MEN! STRAIGHTEN UNRULY HAIR PrRMANENTLY II OOTB TRXATXXNT WITH HAIR BTRATaV - .Aausiag rarolta lilt six montha on most stabeor hair. Doaa not diaaalar aalr. Rasulax alaa 11.90 - Thrifty - Juab ais. SS.0O. Swit C.O.IH atua pot. KS - Monay - toaek marajiU. Aims vulli HAIR STRATE COMPANY 99 rWtai An., smttra 17, H Y Bast. Al Tm tryinr my beat to - be a good soldier like Joe says," srall - ig CpL Billy Conn, told us In an exclusive Courier Interview at the Brancaccio theatre, where Allied boxing " championships ware held. The respect both of these fight ers have for each other la surprising, considering their ring enmity. These boys are great admirers' of each 6ther. even traveling together when possible. When BiUy visited Joe's troupe in England, Joe refused to admit Biuy in a poxer game, aiaiing, "You're not a food enough player to sit with us, save your money." "I'm going to take the title away from Joe the next time we meet," Conn relate matter of factly. ' , 'toSfl& BC AND RACE Tha Sara ! RaM - Mbdas fram ta Dawa Htetary t Nawt Tha Negr Xtraia la Dm WWa Raaa la Tara Vataaiaa. THK BOOK NOBODi OARED WKITB, BETORSt e Tka Starr at ttw MMhj af Nana aat Curmlaiw la AadMt Em. 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T, Taylor Leaves Grays To Pilot Chicago Team NEW YORK CITY The Home stead Grays announced Saturday following the joint sessions of the Negro American and National leagues that Candy Jim Taylor had been released and that he had been signed to manage the Chicago American Giants. This announcement confirms a prediction made by Wendell Smith, sports editor of The Pittsburgh Courier, who said in an article last September, that MANAGERIAL DOPE Candy Jim Taylor left the Homestead Grays and waa signed to manage the Chicago American Giants. Rubin Jones has been : fired outright by Memphis. Harry Williams was traded to Baltimore, leaving the New York Black Yanka without a manager. Qulncy Troupe will succeed Parnell Woods aa manager of the Cleveland Buckeyes. Wood will serve as captain and play third base. the Grays would not sign Taylor for the 1045 season. Taylor has managed the Grays for two years and won two world championships. He left Chicago in 1043 and joined the Grays, succeed ing; Vie Harris. . He niloted tha Gray to pennants in r3 and '44. and defeated Birmingham two straight years in world series games. The Grays did not announce whom they will name in Taylor's place. Taylor will be taking over an open position in Chicago. - The Windy ciur warn unisara uii season without a manager, after having sold Lloyd (Ducky) Davenport to Cleveland la August Davenport was manager 01 tne Chicago team when soia 10 wieveiana. "I told Joe that and tell him every time we meet Joe is a great guy, but I'm going to beat him." Everybody knows Conn has plenty of guts and sincerely means every word he says. A recent Grantland Rice column, stating a rematch might draw a (4.000,000 - dollar gate, caught the boys together and thev naariv wooned with delight . uonn is here with a troupe giving exhibitions. He looks trim, bavins: boxed 190 timea in tha ! six months. . His bis - raat rfaair right now is to help get the war won, ao he and Joe ' can meet ia tha richest match In boxlnsr his. tory. Fake Fight Charges Hurled At Hudson OAKLAND, Calif. Charges of "fixed" fight were lodged against Cecil Hudson, lis, Los Angeles, Wednesday night at Civic auditorium, when he assertedly attempted to throw the main event bout to Freddie Dixon, 145, Phoe nix, Ariz. Hudson, went down in the sixth for no count and after gaining his feet, was sent canvas - ward again by a right to the but ton. Referee Billie Burke refused to count and labelled the go "no contest" Hudson's Handlers claimed he suffered a broken jaw, but a subsequent examinatiton by the house physician, belled their allegations. The purses of both men were held up by the commission, although the referee recommended that Dixon be paid. Committee Named to Scour Country for Man Capable of Holding Commissionership at Highly Successful Joint Session in New York By WENDELL SMITH, Sports Editor NEW YORK CITY, N. Y. For the first time in its turbulent history Negro baseball has agreed that the only 'solution to its varied and many problems is the naming of a commissioner ... a man who will rule its thrAA million dollar emnlriV with an iron hand. Last Saturday afternoon at a joint session of the Negro American and National leagues, the owners agreed that .Negro baseball cannot con tinue to prosper without a com missioner. and named a four - man committee to scour the Nation for the most eligible man for the job. The committee was advised to bring in a list of names of prominent men who might possibly accept the job at the next joint meeting, which will be some time in May. The members of the com mittee are C. W. Posey of the Homestead Grays; Edward Bolden, Philadelphia Stars, National league representatives ; Thomas Hayes, Birmingham Black Barons, and Dr. B. B. Martin of the Memphis Red Sox, American league representatives. HIGHLIGHT OF MEETING The establishment of this com mittee was the highlight of the two - day session of the two major Negro baseball leagues here at the Theresa hotel Friday and Saturday. The leagues met separately Friday morning and jointly Friday afternoon. Saturday's session was a joint meeting and the most Seek A & T Opponent For Flower Bowl Game - JACKSONVILLE, Fla. With an opponent yet unselected for the strong Greensboro A. k T. eleven, a record crowd is expected to att - tend the fourth annual renewal of the Flower Bowl Classic here on January 1. Among tne teams Deing considered for the classic are Wiley college and Texas college, two of the three top rated college teams of the Nation; Clark, Wilberforce and Virginia State (winner of the urange Blossom Classic in Tampa last week). Any one of these teams will give the strong Aggies a rugged afternoon. Some 15,000 fans are ex pected to witness the game. W - j SGT. EBARB OUTPOINTED ROME, Italy Sirt Johnny Ebarb of Oakland, Calif, who waa choaen Dy joe Louis as the outstanding prospect in the heavyweight field for the championship of the world, was outpointed in a boxing match by Sgt Andrew Roy, heavy shouldered Charles Town, W.Va., colored heavyweight in the semi - final pro heavyweight bout of the inter - Allied boxlnr chamoionshin held last week. December 14. in this city. Other fighters competing in the matches and coming out on the lone end were CdL Jim McDonald of East St Louis. lit. who repre sented the Continental team from Southern France, and pounded out a one - sided decision over TS Richard Duckwith (white) of Poplar Bluff, Mo, to reach the finals in the amateur heawwelsrht firhts. A ringsider remarked, after view ing tae exhibition. "He's the best educated UUiutr T ,v,r Julius Woodse. Buffalo mi4dl - weignt, reached the amateur finals oy a aerauit W VASHON AWARDS 26 FOOTBALL LETTERS ST. LOUIS In an' assembly meeting witnessed by the entire student body, the Vashon Athletic association awarded 26 letters to the 1944 football team. Twenty - two awards were made for football and tour to cheer leaders and managers. Unless the unforeseen happens. Coach Finley will have the follow - inr letteruen back for the 1MB season: enoa: Robert Beeks, Garnet! Cenley and Wendell Hill; tackle,; Robert Williams; guards. John Bordra LafajretU Lacty and Edward Holliday; centers, Walter Rac Athletes Named To All - Coast Team SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. A pair of Negro service football stars in the persons of Woody Strode, end; March Field and Emlen Tunnell, halfback, - San Francisco Coast Guard, have been named to the Associated Press, all - Pacific Coast Service team. Strode also received honorable mention on the all - American Service eleven. He formerly starred for UCLA, while Tunnell gained athletic fame at Toledo (Ohio) university. Thomas vs. Zurlta for Lightweight Title LOS ANGELES. Calif. - Juan Zurlta, Mexico City, and NBA 1S5 - pound king, has officially signed to meet John Thomas, local contender for the title in a 15 - round bout to be staged Tuesday night February 11, at the Olympic auditorium. The clash will mark the first meeting of the two. Thomas has agreed to give the champion a rematch within 60 days In Mexico City, If he wins the crown. Jack Chase Lifts State Light Heavyweight Title By J. C FENTRESS LOS ANGELES, Calif. Employing all of his boxing skill, Jack Chase, former State middleweight titleholder, Tuesday, December ia, at Olympic auditorium, lifted California'! newly - won light - heavyweight diadem from the curly head of Watson Jones. Some 8,500 fans saw the hard - punching, colorful J ones outma - neuvered throughout by the wily Chase. The Courier awarded Chase 9 of the 15 rounds, declared five even: rave Jones but one, the 10th. The referee and two judges were unanimous in awarding tha auxe to Chase. While not a sensational battle it proved to be spine - tingling nonetheless as the crowd watched the crafty Chase and the explosive Jones match their boxing and punching skills. Porter, Leonard Griffin and Leonard Murchon; back, Ed Dunlap, Ed Tripp and Ray Findlay. successful one they have had in many years. Besides the committee named to scout for a commissioner, the leagues also named a committee to work out all details for the 1945 East - West game. This committee was established to make definite plans for the annual classic, and to prevent a repetition of last year when the players threatened to strike. The members of this committee are Abe Manley, Newark Eagles; Alex. Fompez, New York Cubans, National league representatives; 1 Ernest Wright Cleveland Buckeyes, and Thomas Baird of Kan sas City, American league representatives. HELD ELECTIONS Elections were held and the Na tional league returned all lncura bent officers. Thomas Wilson was re - elected president; Edward Bol den. vice - president; C W. Fosey and Edward Gottlieb, secretaries, and Abe Manley, treasurer. The Americans returned all officers but one. Frank Young, sports editor or the Chicago .Defender, was elect ed secretary, succeeding rl. . Blm mons or Chicago. J. ts. Martin was re - elected president; Ernest Wright, Cleveland, vice - president, and J. L. Wilkinson of Kansas City, treasurer. Martin, however, did not return to his office with out a fight. Two owners, Thomas Hayes of Birmingham and Syd Pol lock of the Cincinnati team, voted in favor of Atty. J. G. Shackleford of Cleveland, Ohio. The four other owners, however, cast their ballots for Martin. NUNN SPEAKS ' At the joint session on Friday, William G. Nunn, managing editor of The Pittsburgh Courier, and a former secretary of the Negro National league, addressed the owners. Mr. Nunn called upon the magnates to develop plans for the establishment of a commissioner's office and to develop the East - West promotion on a sound basis. He pointed out that Negro baseball haa grown Into a major business and stressed the necessity of "building your fences" for future years. "You need a commissioner to perpetuate Negro baseball," Mr. Nunn asserted, and to prove to the world that you can operate big business as big business should be operated." He said a commissioner should receive no less than $10,000 a year and should be elected for at least Ave years. SOUND SPEECH His speech was straight - forward and to the point It was a down - to - earth speech that each owner understood thoroughly and one that , cut no corners. The 12 own Morgan And Texas Win Two All - America Berths By WENDELL, SMITH, Sports Editor w w a awe t - v a a 1 . f t r a were s rne ruisDurgn courier s ly AiJ - Amrt i.i f,.0ff utui wjuiu . . . iu a5eic6owuu U1 pigawii glamors uhl have written their gloriously and spectacularly deeds a - rorf the pigskin heavens during the past season. These are thl men wno nave won mo vuica ui coaches and newspapermen throughout the country . . . players went at top speed all season and have now been rewarded by being named on The Courier's annual All - America. This was a season of wild and woolly football ... a season in which no major team was able to plow through with a perfect rec ord. Even mighty Morgan, a team that has not laiien oeiore a collegiate foe in three years, went down before Coach Bill Bell's charging aggregation from Tuske gee Air f ield, and even worse those high fiyin' Warhawks were unable to come through with a perfect clean slate. in tne least Morgan naa me best team of them all. In the Mid - SECOND TEAM ENDS Perry, Tuskegee Ford, Morgan TACKLES Mitchell, Southern Frazier. Morgan GUARDS Moses. Wiley Jones, Tcnnensee State CENTER McKenny, Florida " BACKS Casey, Hampton Bass, Tennessee State Hornberger, Tuskegee Burgess, Morgan inur, iexs is trie lest tackl mcy vo open in me rsouthwpst fd many a day. His sensational lirj piny ma mucn lo atop Hie hri driving Texas College Steeis wrf were unbeaten and untied ' una mcy in inio air. jjtieh and hi umiea irom v uey college. Hei touh hombre. 1 THE GUARDS ! DAVID BATTLE. Virginia Sta a guy wno weights 185 pound! and yet charges like a atrearf lined locomotive. He received ti majority of votes from CIAJ ana aia a great lob jear ior tlie Trojans of Vir state. 'irginl WILLIE LEE OIPSON. PraiH v iew j ne second highest man me learn, oniryina 206 poi uynamite nd one of th ers and rulers of Negro baseball's at ond joint session they named a empire were obviously impressed, id and the following aay at ineir sec committee to work on the problem of a commissioner. This marked the first time such action haa been taken in the history of the two leagues. WILLIAMS TO BATTLE JOE CARTER NEW ORLEANS, La. Holman Williams, regarded la many circles as the duration middleweight champion of the world, will be back here Friday night to take on Joe Carter, tha classy New Terker, who holds wins over Charley Bur - ley, Cocoa Kid, Lloyd Marshall, and a host of other tough customers. Williams, who was world heavy weight champion Joe Louis' first boxing teacher, and is still in the Brown Bomber's stable, is no new comer to the Crescent City. He has attracted some of the Coliseum arena s biggest au - time crowai in stirring matches against Cocoa Kid, and other "big name" boys. Williams knows the science of boxing from every angle, boasts the best footwork, and one of the best left hands in the business. Carter if a clean liver and a two - fisted puncher. west Wilberforce ruled with ease, In the deep South, norma was king and in the far South, Texas and Wiley were the king pins. Of all those teams, Morgan was the only one able to defeat each of Its collegiate opponents. As a re sult, Morgan stands before the Nation as the ranking college team. During the course of this jigsaw season, from out of its thrills and chills came a host of sparkling, sensational ball players. Men like Williams of Texas. Day and Burgess of Morgan. Tabor of Tus kegee, Baylor or wuherrorce, and a glittering crop of others, all across the Nation. Let's put the pigskin microscope on the men who've made this great team and see how they clicked the past year: THE ENDS CLARENCE HARKINS. Lang - ston One of the best all - around ends in the history of the Southwest. The unanimous choice of coaches down in the cowboy country and a rough - rider throughout the season. His 6 feet 2 la inches THIRD TEAM ENDS Owens, Clark Taylor, Virginia State TACKLES Little, Tennessee State Miller, Wilberforce GUARDS Wilson, West Virginia State Perry, Virginia State CENTER Taylor, Johnson C. Smith BACKS Harper, Clark Fllntroy, Southern Carroll, Wiley Ingram, Florida enabled him to snatch passes better than any terminal in the coun try the past season and he was a stone wall on defense. JAMES FISHER. Johnson C. Smith A brilliant end, who can also go into the backfield when necessary. Not only is he the ranking terminal in the CIAA, but he won a laree number of voted from coaches in other sections of the country. He is 6 feet tall and weighs 183 pounds. Along with Harklns, he gives the team a real terminal combination. THE TACKLES CLARENCE GAINES. Morgan - He's the biggest man on this star - studded team 2S5 pounds and a great defensive tackle. This Paducah (Ky.) powerhouse did much to make Morgan the mighty team it was. EVERETT - LOEB. Wilev This mighty charging tackle of Port Ar - nan a inda i guards in the history of famoU ncjf iniit - ne. ne got trie no from Southwest coaches and wi in the middle of the hall Kme the time. He's a brilliant linema and wins a berth on this team i brilliant players. CENTER WILLIE M. GREEN, Texas Co lege The best center in the com try without a doubt. Experts vh have seen him, rate this hroni bomb from the cattle - lnnd wit the best they've ever seen. Ci captain of the once - beaten Steerl ureen gives this team power - plu in the middle of the line. THE BACKS ALVA TABOR, Tuskegee Th "T" quarterback in the count r and also one of the best passer He's a smart, versatile ball play who, along with Fullback Hon berger, gave Tuskegee one of ii fastest and trickest teams in long, long time. Tabor rates tt quarterback spot over other coi tenders by a wide margin. TERRY P. DAY, Morgan - He' the right halfback on this gtrearr lined club. He halls from Vae ington, D.C., and he galloped a year long like the "Capitol Limit ed." He can block almost as hri liantly as he runs and fits, pei fectly in this aggregation. KARL BAYLOR, Wilberforre - He's the left halfback. The fnstes back in the Middlewest, a climai runner, Baylor was the outetand ing back on Wllberforce's Pironz well - coached ball club. He's thl only freshman on this team and that In itself is a real honor ana something for his supporters li Ohio to shout s bout. I JOHN L. WILLIAMS. Texns Coll lege Here's a little man whi ripped all kinds and types of line! to pieces thlfi year. He's as fasl as lightning and acknowledged nl the ranking nack in the sown west. Although he onlv wpiKhf 167 pounds. Williams was a terrol all year. He is the dash champion of the Southwest and he exercise his speed on the gridiron. So there it is ... a Rreat ball club and eleven star - studded mrt They're All - Americans for the 1944 season. PULLIAM'S FINE HATS . WEAR BETTER - WEAR 10NGEE, Limit Muppijr et tffc - incn ncn PULIJAM'S HAT SHOP 5031 Hettlsga Sr.. Detroit H. 'FOOTLINEnS - N - J0 , t?:&j - ' Akr Harlem TFoeHlner" are reol h BOS HOWAtD Adler Harlem "Foofllnen" are reol hd (inert that will put you on the beam; ihe have snap and dath smooth, fine qi1'' leathers that polish like a billiard ball Style 5122, medium plump long wearing leather in Harlem Brown or Black. Also comes Brown Swede. Style .81 HX mor - snappy alligator type, strictly stand - out. WLH .225. 15?EO5l,T howii OTMi MODUS. A0CE" ',1V.

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