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: Relays, rich tradition, anniversary recog- to the man best its first 100 who still will be :the day-long feature 15 universities. be held at one of the organized event, began continued for 1968, unrest on its canceila- When a flood tof the track. 27, 1940, track man to win dash in a national track and field even! when he won the Penn Relays. His coach, William O'Shields, said he had won more 100-yard dashes than anyone, winning similar races at Prairie View, Xavier, the SIAC meet and the Tuskegee Relays. He won national races at Kansas, Drake, Penn and Los Angeles. In 1938 he traveled with the U.S. team which toured Europe, and the same year received the Helmes Trophy for noteworthy achieve- ment. He was inducted into the Tuskegee Institute Hall of Fame in 1974. The honor he'll receive Saturday is in recognition of Tuskegee's approaching 100th birthday. Teams invited to the Relays include Auburn, Edward Waters, Alabama A&M, Albany State and holds bay" spring at 7 p.m. Park. The ~nd spring play the Haywood ;up his squad they've spring the Reds Iiolbert, Dr. and Kenneth the Jay Grim- and hampered spring, as and spring," watches hopes will to bounce 3-7 have spring including a two-year Who Will, be Don safety knd Ronnie and and were and have spring .hree flay- for and Jones has fullback Ckle-nose de- Lind- Randolph, several that ~re up will add depth to our team." Changes include moving Marvin Steward and Jerome Hawkins from their line- backer positions to center, Kent Haynie from down lineman to end and James Robinson from end to linebacker. Scissum talked about his squad and who his promising talent is. He cited running- back Roosevelt Jordan as a potential great back. Ex- cused from spring drills so he can run track, Jordan has been clocked in the 100-yard dash in 9.4 seconds. Tops on offense this spring have been receivers, Scissum said. They include split ends Art Jackson and David Ogletree and flankers Aloysius Brown and Grog Everhart. The lone interior lineman to draw praise from the coach is Daryl Talley. Scissum mentioned Ron Gilmore, Leonard Lewis and Tim Mays as players who have worked hard and will help in the qine. On defense the coach has liked linemen Jessie Carter and James "Snow Man" Robinson. Scissum called them line sparkplugs. Line- backer play was "exception- al," Scissum said, until Ken Woodard suffered a knee injury. The coach likes the play there of Willie Chavers. "Tyrone Kelly is in a class by himself in the deep secondary," the coach added. Consistent runners have been Andrew Carter and walk-on Mike Davis. Also drawing attention have been Mike Crayton of Tuskegee, Mike Wade and Darron Simmons. The Saturday night game is sponsored by the local Tuskegee Alumni Associa- tion chapter. Admission will be $2 for adults and $I for students. tiller works and works and works... accessories converts to a walking garden I~low, cultivate or doze soil or snow. With work becomes even easier because more time softening your soil than the Its it does Other & HOME CENTER INC. Johnson for the women, tions became integrated. The Relays is the South'sPrior to then the Tuskegee oldest track meet for mostly Relays was the biggest track black schools, Dr. Robertevent in the South for Moton, then president of the predominately black schools. Institute, opened the Relays Track at Tuskegee actual- track had been completed. ~ ~!i~. ~ ~ '' ' Tuskegee was joined in that .~ ~ first meet by Morehouse, ~, Fisk, Atlanta, Alabama ~ i State, Morris Brown, Clark, New Orleans, Florida A&M owl'n W.e, een ,omn only two years before. MOZELL ELLERBE on May 7, 1927 soon after ly began with competition Tuskegee s new half-milebetween ROTC batallions as part of their spring other traditional Tuskegee opponents. Tuskegee coach- es are Ernie Montgomery for the men and Hattie Girls joined the Relays in 1929 with two events. Other events were added. In 1933 the girls changed to the metric system (meters) of measurements. The men did not change until a couple of years ago. High school players parti- cipated until 1969 when state high school associa- programs, starting in 1893. On May 5, 1917 the first intercollegiate track meet for Tuskegee was held at Atlanta University, featur- ing Tuskegee, Morehouse and Atlanta. The opening of Tuskegee's track made TI a track leader for many years. Relays at Penn, Drake and Kansas are the only ones older than the one at Tuskegee. It has been the scene of performances by many outstanding collegiate track stars, including Adam Berry of Southern, Marion Jones of Wiley, William Belfield and Clayton Clark of TRACK TEAM SHINES-Tuskegee Institute track got some sterling Performances from R. Jordan, J. Tucker, L. Bradley, James Turner, J. Sanders and T. Grant at the 7th annual Troy relays. Tuskegee's spring medley relay set a meet record time of 3:23.2. The Tigers also set a record in the mile relay with the time of 3:13. Larry Bradley won the 110 meter high hurdles in a time of 14.4. He also set the stadium record in the preliminaries with a time of 14.0. R. Jordan finished 2nd in the 100 meter dash with a lime of 10.38, James Turner ran 400 meter split on the sprint medley in a time of 45.2 seconds. Tuskegee's next track meet is Saturday, the Alabama State University Relays. Pictured are Jordan, Turner and Tucker. Want Ads wol k THE TUSKEGEE NEWS Thursday, April 19, 1979 PAGE 3 Xavier, and Robert Hayes of Florida A&M. Top women track stars have been Audrey Patterson of Wiley, Catherine Hardy of Ft. Valley State, Jean Lane of Wilberforce and Mac Fagg, Lucinda Williams and Isabel Daniels of Tennessee State. More than 600 men and women participated in the Relays in 1954, the most ever. They included high school and college perform- ers. The different races in the Relays are named for various personalities, such as Dr. Moton, Robert S. 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Southaide - Saturday Phone: 727-0681 O A progressive and innovative educational experience A school where uaiq~ exlmsure to advanced learning opens the avenues of knowledge in individualized training programs where children are ~ught how to think analytically and progress at their own rate regardless of age. --Sound Educational Foundation --Individual Projects and Guidance ---Small classes ---Family atmosphere --Grades K-8 rter now through April 30 for Fall semester. CURRICULUM: Reading, Language Devel- opment, Science, Math, Foreign Language, Humanities, Art, Social Studies, and Physical Education. We admit students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activit made available at the school. Tuskegee Laboratory & Learning Center 400 W. Old Montgomery Rd. Tuskegee Inst. Alabama 36088 727-I 767 727-4021 TIGER SlGNEE-Marshall Whatley, a 6-3, 195-pounder from Rome, Ga has signed to play football at Tuskegee Institute. He is shown with his mother, Mrs. Emma Whatley (left) and his aunt, Mrs. Ollie Whatley. Whatley has played defensive end, cornerback and quarterback in high school and will play some quarterback at Tuskegee, Coach Hay- wood Scissum said, A lefthander, he can throw accurately, Scissum said, "with something on it. Tuskegee is proud to announce the signing of a football player of his caliber." i Make sure right now that you'll have a trouble-free summer by bringing your Cub Cadet tractor and equipment "home" for service. Let our technicians service it... no poinl in cutting into your fun-time this summer. Our Parts Department is wel I stocked with parts, accessories and equipment for your Cub Cadet or Cub Loboy Boyd Truck & Tractor Co. Clayton, AL 360.16 775-3261 I II I I "" '3899 Chevy Monza/ Coupes ". . america,s ]No. 1 Gas Savers Chevettes ans! Yes, Complete Conversions - Chevy 20s. Loaded with extras All kinds and colors. Save $1000. 10 in stock. 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