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Havers Vindicates Himself As a Great Golfer: Champions BRITISH CHAMPION TERMED LONGEST DRIVER IN WORLD Proves Superiority Over Both Jones and Sarazen in Recent Matches Here—Golfers Welcome Limiting of Field in Amateur Event. by ray McCarthy. NEW YORK, Ma\ 3.—Arthur Gladstone Havers, British open golf champion, sailed for home this week after a tour here had vindi cated him as a groat golfer. But more than that the lanky, lonjj;- hitting young Englishman cjnite definitely established himself as the greatest driver in the world. The writer has seen practically every long hitter of note and is convinced the - British titlcholder has the edge on them all. • Bobby Jones, long Jim Barnes and Gene Sarazen are the three lead big hitters in golf in this country. Os these, Sarazen combines better ac curacy with great distance. In the matter of wood play the stocky little Italian-American is the l-.est in this country. Jones has a slight tendency to hook from the tec and on occasions Barnes is unite erratic in driving. It was. therefore*, greatly surpriseir.y to see :t terrific hitter of Havers’ stature combining remarkable control aho. Heine tall anti •loose-jointed it might he (trotted that Havers? would wind on- around hie no k occasionally. But in a a. ri i f matches over various courses, the ici'ing a- - well as the flat. Havers was not off the line ( nee. Sara zen. Hagen. Fat >bl and others who have si .1 gr deal of the Briton's game say h i-eld.un goes astray from the tee. Against Joins, whom lie defeated over the East Luke corns • in At anta. Havers had a distinct edge ftotn the tee. Against Sarazen, in lli.fr i.t ent struggle i vt r the Westchester- Biltmore course. Havers a'so had the advantage in driving. In all of the matches the writer had seen (Itno play this was the first time h- had ever-. seen him con sistently outdiiven. Saraz.n himself cou'd hardly be Move hi*' eyes. It was a novel situation th. youth was In. Had the ground been dry Sarazen probably wcu’d have held his own, bi causc he hits a very low ball and gets considerable inn. Havers, on the other hand, hits a rather high ball. This high carry was in liis fav. r on the West chester course. Hun Bene Wins Hatches. In a match tit the Quaker Club the other day in which the writer was play ing with Sarazen against Charles Mc- Adams and Johnny Farrell, <?ene gave a striking example of how he wins his thatches. Urged on by a small wager which McAdams had made, Sarazen and Farrell were trave'ing at top speed in a ncck-and-neok issue. Coining to the last hole Sarazen pitched into a trap. Farrell dropped his tee shot on thi grt. n. McAdams suggested that the match was about to end in a draw and his money wc uld be saved. This game is not ended yet,” said Gene, as 1 c Jumped down into the trap. In attempting to cut the shot fine ly he failed to get out on his riyst attempt. Johnny Farrell then putted and left himself short about five feet. On his next attempt Gene nearly holed out. Johnny then missed his putt. Gene h<>l-d and won out. "I know now why Sarazen is STRAIGHT OFF THE TEE THE Indian Spring Golf Club at Four Corners. Md.. takes the stage this week with its annual spring affair —an invitation tournament in which all the golfers prominent in local affairs of the links will participate. - Indian Spring during its tournament will be a haven for long hit ters, for one of the committeemen at the Maryland club is authority for the statement the course will be lengthened out to 6.700 yards, quite the longest course there is about Washington. Fine long iron play will come into ■ Its own at Indian Spring, for the holes at that club when played from the back tees demand the best of iron shots. Pairings will be made tomor row night. The course is open to morrow to visitors for practice, and the first of the two qualifying: days will be Tuesday. Finals in all six flights will be played Friday, instead of Saturday. Urn. John J. IVnhins, chief of staff of the Army, has been made an honorary member of the Columbia Country Club. Col. James A. Drain, president of the club, announced yes terday during the presentation of prizes by Gen. Pershing. The Army commander confided that he is very much of a dub golfer, although, he enjoys playing the game. Women golfers of the Indian Spring Club held their usual Saturday morn ing event yesterday, and for the sec ond time in succession Mrs. Mae G. Nolan, member of Congress from California, won a prize. Mrs. Nolan led the third division in the tourna ment with a card of 142—40—102. First place in the first division re sulted in a tie between Mrs. J. R. Tie Farges, wife of. the chairman»of the golf committee at Indian Spring, and Mrs. R. D. Rose, who tied at net 92. Mrs. Tom Moore with 113—17—06 and Mrs. 1,. D. Steele with 112—-14—08 won other prizes. Second and third division results follow: Second division —Mrs. F. Tomlinson, 117—20—21; Mrs. .1. Har per. 12S -30—98; Mrs. John Poole, 133 i—28—105. Third division—Mrs. Mae C. Nolan, 142 —10—102; Mrs. T. Wood. 151—40 -ill; Mrs. C. B. Dyddane, 159 44—115; Mrs. John McCormack. 160— 44—110; Mrs. V. Green, 167—44 ‘—l23. Klnborate ceremonies are planned in connection with the fourth tourna ment of the Washington Newspaper Golf Club, to be held at the Washing ton Golf and Country Club May 12. While the typewriter artists are busy digging divots their wives will be the guests of the club at a bridge lunch eon. Music for the afternoon will he supplied by the Navy Band, under the ■leadership of Charles D. Bender. De tails for the event now are being completed by President Barry of the newspaper organization. The handi cap committee, headed by Arthur W. ,Chinn, is receiving returns and ar 'ranging the handicaps, while G. Gould Dincoln. vice president of the club, (l as charge of several activities. Municipal links golfers are quality fins' how for the first championship, ‘lo be held at Rock Creek Park this imonth. Qualifying scores are to be turned in May 10. I'red Mol,rod will pair with James Fessenden, ilubmaker at East Poto frnac, Park, in an exhibition match on May 12 against Deo Diegel, pro at friendship, and his brother. George Diegel. Nvho is employed at Potomac :> arK. The match will be played on he East Potomac Park course and a gallery is expeeted to watch the irofessionls in action. Fessenden has gained a reputation as a Jong hitter of parts and will give Deo Diegel plenty of opposition from the tee. The day of sh-e “kid” golfer about Washington has come; 1924. judging from results to date, bids fair to be the year when the youngsters who have been knocking at the door for the last two seasons wist come into their own. The handwriting on the wall was seen in figures so plain that all who run may read in the splendid game played by our two leading younger golfers. James C. Davis, jr„ and Roland MacKenzie. in the Wash ington tournament, which ended yes terday. ■ Jimmie Davis defeated Chris Dun phy on the merits of his game, and not through any fluke. Roland scored through a fine .game of golf, backed up by excellent" judgment. These two lads, with Charles Mackall, the Dis trict junior titleholder, make a young triumvirate that will dominate golf three or four years hence. As yet Karl F. Kcllerman, Dc Vere Burr. R. A Tjoftus and John F, Brawner PUBLIC LINKS TITLE LIST CLOSES JUNE 9 NEW YORK, May 3.—fjntries will j close Jnr. 9 for the third amateur pubMc links golf championship at I'ayton. Ohio, from June 24 to £B, plans for which were announced to day by the Fntted States Golf Asso ciation. Two cups and four prizes will he offered. The blandish trophy Will go to the incMvidu”! winner of the tournament and the Harding trophy, presented by th late President, to the winner of the Intercity team championship. Both cuns will be held throughout the year only. The permanent prizes will be gold medals. Amateur players who are not rnein i hers of u private golf club are ellgl | ble. | champion,” said McAdams as he dug I down into ids jeans. i • . I.imltrd Field Welcomed. Leading golfers in the ITnlted j States will welcome the recent deci ; sion of *the U. S. Golf Association to limit the field in the national amateur | championship and hereafter to care | fully scrutinize the tournament rec i ords of all championship aspirants I before admitting them to the inner i circles of those with handicaps of • four or better. In the past there i has been too much laxity in the ex i animation of the status of the eligi -1 bie contestants. The plaj ors in the larger districts : like New York and Chicago, where there is a lot of tournament golf ! played, were for the most part prop i eriy handicapped. Hut in some of 1 the remote sections golfers who could | never break 90 had obtained a low i handicap rating merely because they had made several low scores over an j easy course. (Copyright. 1924 ) CENTRAL HIGH RIFLEMEN TAKE ANNAPOLIS MATCH VVVAPOHS, Mil., May X—By the score of 1,773 to 1,703, the riflemen of Central High School of A\ ushington won n mutch from the Navy ptebes here today. The shoot ing was at the 200 and MAO yard ranges, slow lire and the 300 and 31k; rapid fire, find each claw the si-orA was close. The high gun of the match was Dinwiddle of the visitors, who made the excellent Score of 233 oat of n possible 230. . 1 haven’t shown the game the other three lads are capable of shooting. More than twoseore Washington golfers are planning to enter the Baltimore Country Club’s spring tournament, which starts over the Roland Park course May 22. Dast year D. Clarke Corkran won the tournament from Albert A. McKenzie, after the latter had defeated B. War ren Corkran in the semi-final. The familiar and pleasant face of Guy M. Standifer, a former District champion, will not be seen in local tournaments this year if he lives up to a state...ent made to his friends.. Standifer has said he does not intend to clay in tournaments, as he will be too bust - . The tournament season and the events hereabout will have lost one of the leading players if he makes good his pledge. Spunnl by the remarks made by his friend Donald Woodward. Albert R. MacKenzie told a good one on him self at the club dinner at the Wash ington Golf and Country Club Friday night. The story had to do with the club's spring tournament two years ago and-the way Woodward and Mac- Kenzie played the old fourteenth hole —a 145-yard affair up a hill- Mac- Kenzie. playing Woodward in the seml-fi.nal, came to the fourteenth one up. He was short with a mashle and lost the hole to Woodward, squaring the match. As they went to the fifteenth tee, MacKenzie re marked. ”111 play that hole differ ently this afternon. I'll use a light Iron.” And the funny part is that Mac- Kenzie didn't play the hole at all that afternoon. Woodward beat him on the - seventeenth green and then went ahead-to victory in the final. NATIONAL UTSHOTS TO TRY FOR TITLE National University’s newly organ ized Rifle and Pistol Club will -com pete in the intercollegiate rifle match to be held at Annapolis on May 17. Charles C. Eidler is the president of the Rifle and Pistol Club. Other officers are J. H. Easier, vice presi dent; E. C. Ayre, secretary; H. H. Millard, treasurer: and R. G. Wood, executive officer. Twenty-seVen men " bers, a large majority of whom are ex-service men, have enrolled. Those who hope to represent tha club at Annapolis have held several practice drills on the range at Camp Simms, Congress Heights. Among the members are: Harlod R. Stephenson, J. G. McHenry, ,C. B. Mc- Cullar, Joseph A. Glovannoni. D. O. Collins, Randolph S. Collins, Theodore Ij. Bartlett, George H. Bakersmlth, A. D. Dougherty. Harry H. Millard, Michael J. McDermott. E. A. McMa hon. C. D. Shawler, M. T. Albertson. J* F. Miller. C. A. Whiteside, Jack G. Herman. E. J. Duncan, D. W. Clayton, Charles T. McCarty, C. C. Cochran, and Peter Koster. IT. OF M. NETMEN BEATEK. BADTIMORE. Md.. . May 3.—Johns Hopkins defeated Maryland on thp tennis courts today, winning 4 to 5, singles, and losing the two doubles matches. ■ •*.---■ THE SUNDAY STAR.-WASHINGTON. D. (A. MAY 4.' '1924-SPOKTS SECTION. LOCAL PADDLERS WHO HOPE TO REPRESENT UNCLE SAIVJ IN THE OLYMPIAD - ■ -- **• I'm11 i S**’* ' ‘ . * mm f " ... - ' ..f:-'..- ‘ ... m. -.j yJL . i V fmi^rr These Washington Canoe Huh members are training daily on the Potomac with a view to earning the trip to Paris next summer. Pictured above, nun left to right, are Harry Knight, Karl Knight, T. V. Talbert and How-ell Miller, who compete in both single and double blade quad events. The Knight mothers also pair up for the tandem contests. ROD Am STREAM By Perry Miller TIDES: • - High—B:2s a.tn., 8:15 pun. Low —2:36 a.m., 3:06 p.m. THE Potomac River is full of perch, herring and sonic shad arc being snagged. The perch have been, in this vicinity for several weeks and some good catches have been reported. Last week the her ring made their appearance and there are thousands of them in the river. and last but not least, the advance gu The water has not beer just what it should be for good fishing, and this perhaps accounts for the scant catcher, reported by romeos the anglers. Others have just happened to hit it right and have returned not only with goodly numbers, but some of them have been perch weigh ing nearly a pound. Another reason why a groat many j fishermen have returned with only about a dozen or so perch, and, of \ course, this is only the opinion of| the writer, is that the perch have commenced to fall back downstream. Undoubtedly the big run of herring will dr've out the perch. Naturally, when the river is full of herring, fall ing and Jumping over each other iri their mad rush upstream, the perch, being greatly outnumbered, will beat a retreat. Close observers of the denizens of the deep say that the tides have the'r effect on the fish—that is. they sort of ride up and down with the tides. During the past week the river at times In the vicinity of Chain bridge has seemed to be alive with herring, and the next day very few wbfe'to be seen. Now. if the herring arc in the water, there will be no doubt about their being seen, for they are continually jumping out and swimming .close to the surface. Now that the perch, herring and shad are- in this vicinity, it will not be long before the larger and game rockflsh commence their run. In fact, some have expressed the opinion that they already are up the river. There is one s’gn that every angler watches for the appearance of rock fish, and- that is the bloom of the locust trees. This sign is a very old one. but always has proved true. When the locust trees are In bloom the rockfish are Sn the river, and when they are with us every angler is ready to match his skill with them, i These fish range in weight from one pound to as high as twenty and twenty-five, and if one of the. larger ones is'caught on hdok and line the lucky angler must, in deed, match his skill with the cun ning and power of the fish in order to land him. The roekfisfi can be caught on bloodworms, crab, shrimp and live bait, but the big fellows seem to be very fond of cut herring, and herring head and gills are sure to attract them. . ... Davis and Loots Stone, two well known local bass fishermen, tried their luck angling, or rath,., snag ging, herring one day last week. They were successful in snagging, but their hooks. Instead of, catching the fish, insisted on fastening themselves to the numerous rocks on the bottom of the river near Chain bridge. They had exhausted all of their hooks ex cept those on their lines and had de cided to quit for the day when Davis in pulling in his line hooked a two and-one-half-pound shad. Davis was satisfied with his catch, and any an gler should be satisfied to know that a shad has actually been caught up stream. They don’t come up the river one at a time, and where there is one there must be a great, many more. Toot Garrison of Hyattsville, ’ Md.. well known catcher of violators of the law, no matter what the crime may be. from speeding automobilists to murderers, does not confine his activities to hunting criminals. One day last week he was In Marlboro on business and decided to spend a little while catching fish byway of diver sion. He walked down the road to Hill’s bridge, which spans the Pa tuxent River just a short distance >eyond the town on the Washlngton- Annapolis boulevard. But Garrison, ■vho always is weaving a net around some one who violates the . law, re fused to angle with a rod and reel, ■so he continued to use a net. and after dipping into the water first here and there he succeeded in landing thirty-six shad and one rockflsh weighing seven pounds. Dr. Edward O. Barstow and Charles Well, well known to local anglers, motored down to Chesapeake Beach during the week and caught a nice bunch of hardheads, some of them weighing .two pounds each. Dr. Bar stow said he caught all his flslv from the end of the pier. The strong northwest winds had blown a great deal of water from the bay and the tide was low. Being a regular visi tor to the beach, he knows Just where to .fish undef certain conditions and’ never returns empty handed. He also says that the hardheads are up in great numbers, and that a steady blow from the southeast for twenty-four hours which brings with It high tides will also bring the hardhead* close in shore. At this time he says the angler can fish from tHc boardwalk at the merry-wo-round and get all the fish he can carry home. They come in close In about three feet of water and take almost any kind of bait. Other reports from Chesapeake Beach say thet the first real catches ard of the shad family has arrived, of hardheads this season are now being made. T'ntil lasi Saturday only a few scattered fisluhad been hooked around the resort. * Ninety hardheads were caught by a party composed of F. D. Simonds. S. Bcattin, F. H. Ohm of -Seat Pleasant and W. T. Bailey and J. \V. tower. Under pilotage of Capt. Noah Hazzard. the veteran boatman and fishing expert of the beach, the parly was taken oft Hed Top, one of the choice fishing grounds, where they found the hardheads biting nicely. Bloodworms and shrimp were used ns bait, hut the best results were ob tained from the latter. Hrattin took the prize for the largest fish on the string, his cr.tch weighing two and a half pounds—-a hooked double-header. While the reports from the other salt-water fishing ground's have not fc-en as encouraging as those from the bc-ch, hardheads have been caught at Benedict and Rock Point. Hock Point also reports the catch of some very nice rockflsh. There is no doubt aoout the i,sh being present at the different fishing grounds on the Chesapeake Bay and Potomac River, and just as soon as we have a few real warm days they will commence to bite in earnest and then the fun is on. * Inside Golf By Chester Horton One good mle by which the golfer can deter.nlne how far he should stoop during his swing Is to defer mine this hr the bang of the nrms. i " 111 Stoop over until C the arms hang I t two or three • Inches forward of straight down. If ! 'i- this doesn’t seem /.y Hi to lit your raw try standing frV;TBBI straighter from ■ aj JfVc that pmtition until yon find your best position. and ■■ the condition of Mr the waistline hare rSS i good deal to do with this. Young jnd snpple takes ‘ a pronounced •.. ...lublr. Age and a ; ••corporation” require a more upright position. Too pinch stoop, especially, for the great .Majority of average golfers. Is I had. It Interferes with the pivot. The more yon stoop the more dlßenit It Is to turn the body from right to left above the hips. Some of the finer players who are youag stoop to a pronounced degree. Sweefser and Harrison Johnston ntoop a great deal. Dobhy Jones wears the Stewart Maid en position, and there is none bet ter. Maiden, like most good teachers, urges a more upright position, know ing the average player hasn't the re -1 slllency for n stoop. (Copyright, John F. IHlie Co.) ID. C. YACHTTOCLUBS OPEN SEASON MAY 30 Washington’s yachting season will open on May 30, and from then on the local clubs will be kept busy for the summer with regattas. The first run of the season probably will be made to some point below Mount Vernon, according to present plans of the ragatta committee of the Corinthian Yacht Club. Members of the Corinthian club are manifesting much, interest in the resolution introduced in the Senate by Senator Pernald of Maine, which provides for the transfer of the Fort Foote military reservation to the chief of engineers of the Army. An impetus to yachting activities hereabouts is predicted by the Corin thian members if this resolution is approved, for the reservation then would be used as part of the park system of the Capital. The reservation is within easy reach of Washington by water, the distance being but eight miles from the Corinthian Yacht Club. The mem bers believe that it would be an ideal place for picnlcing parties. Three applications for member ship were received by members of the Corinthian Yacht Club at the last monthly business meeting. F. A. Barnes, secretary of the club, was on hand after a serious Illness. The board of trustees was Instruct ed to contract for* the driving of piles In the basin and along the martnt railway. Six new berths for yachts outside the basin also will get under way BURROWS IS VICTOR IN EVENT AT TRAPS W. P. Burrows nosed out Dr. A. B. Stine by one target, garnering a 95 out of a possible 100. to lead the field of marksmen in the special sliding scale handicap shoot of the Washing ton Gun Club yesterday. Williams and Fawcett each regis tered a 93 to lie for third-place hon ors. Members of the club will com pete in three events of 20, 20 and 10 next Saturday. Two spoon trophies will be up for competition. Scores. 100 targets being fired at. follows: W. F. Burrows. 95; Stine. 94; Faw setl. 93; William*. 93; Marcey, 92; Emmons, 91; Porcher, 91; Reamer, 90; Midyette. S 8; Taylor. 88: McCarron. 83; Horton. S 3; H. Robert son. 81; Dr. Wynkoop. 78; Parsons. 82; Vro Orlowski, 75; Green, 77; Franklin, 75; Derringer. SO. E M. Robertson shot 70 out of 80; Britt. 4 2 out of 60; Reeves. 46 out of 60; Wilson. 43 out of 60; Griffith. 68 out of 80; Joe Joseph Burrows, 51 out of 30; Hunter, 39 out of 40. SERGT JENSEN HIGH GUN IN GUARD SHOOT Sergt. Just CL Jensen was high man in the District National Guard rifle team tryout for the Annapolis matches next Saturday, held at the Camp Simms. Congress Heights rifle range yesterday afternoon. He made a perfect score of 50 at 200 yards, rapid fire. He is a member of Com pany D, 121st Engineers, and has shot on the District team at the national matches at Camp Perry, Ohio, for sev eral years. Corp, J. W. Crockett of Company A was next with score of 49. Sergt. Henry Robertson, ordnance depart ment, and Capt. Clarence S. Shields. Company E, made scores of 47 each. Technical Sergt. 1-Yank B. Kaye, headquarters and service company, made 46. and Sergt. J. R. Quaid. Company E. and Master Sergt. Fletcher F. Bernsdorff, headquarters and service company, 45 each. Others scoring around the 40 mark were Sergt. Johannes F. Miller. Com pany D; First Sergt. Whiting P. Lightfoot, headquarters and service company; Pvt. J. C. Wheat. Company B; Pvt. ,H. Milwltt, Company A: Lieut. Godwin p Dunn, headquarters and service company; Corp. E. T. Wrenn, <\ Sergt. C. B. McCullar, Company i*nd Lieut. Robert G. Ma<.. >rt pe. r- imental readqvarbcrs Ca». ti H. Lelzear, who will be in chapge of the team in the match with the Naval Academy next Saturday, was unable to select his team yes terday due to the close competition, blit final s. lection will be made this morning. Shooting will commence on the Camp Simms range at 9 o'clock this morning and last until 1 p.m.. The winning team will be announced at the armory Tuesday night. 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Early in the second halt of that game one of the Syracuse men was carried off the field. His head rolled in agony as his teammates lifted him from the ground, and his body was limp and lifeless. “There goes a guy with a broken leg." an old-time foot bail star remarked. “I don't know who it is or how. he was hit. but when they flop like that a broken leg is the answer. He won't play any more foot hail this season, and maybe never. It is hard to convince a veteran of anything that he may be wrong. This particular ancient was mistaktrf. for "the guy with a broken leg" is liable to represent the United States in the Olympic games at Paris, His name is Chet Bowman, one of the games! and fleetest backs Syracuse has ever known and a star trackman In the sprints, who may one day be listed with the immortals over she short distances. If Charley Paddock hurls himself at the tape again in actual competi tion for a place on the Olympic team he will have more than I.oren Mur chison to worry about, for Bowman already has beaten Murchison, and. accord ng to the truthful Murchison himself, "has been blowing down my neck at the finish of every' race in which we • have competed against each other.” Has Proved His Class. Bowman proved last fall that he was a "flash" when Chick Meehan let him go with a foot ball tucked under his arm. He proved that he had courage when he came back to the game after being severely hurt in that battle against Pittsburgh. Al though he does his best work out doors, he has been proving all winter that he has the stu!f of which cham pions are made with old Father Time to be beaten over the 60. 70 and 100 yard distances. An example of Bowman’s sprinting resourcefulness and courage occurred in the final trial heat in the 50-vard dash at the Mlllrose Athletic Asso ciation games, when he got away to a poor start against Jackson Scholtz and Bob McAllister, Getting away to a bad start against these two men is just as dangerous as peeking into the mouth of a peeved cannon. But Bow man came through with a wonderful "pick-up" that night and after a thrilling finish that landed him in the finals. In the dash that decided the ultimate winner that night he was again "blowing down the neck" of the flying Murchison Runs Low and Straight. In all his races Bowman has proved that he has courage, power, speed ai rl winning form. He runs low, keeps a straight path and „reaks the tape without any lunging throw at the finish. He is being capablv handled by Tom Kean, the wise and efficient handler of the Orange trackmen, who expects to have Bowman his Set Style in Tennis MAJORITY OF RACKETERS PROVE GREAT IMITATORS Wrenn, Who Followed Service to the Net, Created Method of His Dajr and Tilleholders Have Been Patterns Ever Since. BY SAMUEL HARDY. There are fashions in tennis as in everything else, and usually tht follow the preference of the reigning champion for some particular I style of play. This is especially true in regard to running in o* service. When Boh Wrenn was champion he invariably followed his scrvict to the net. This was because his ground strokes were good enough to enable him to reach the net in safety, but were not aggressive cnougl to make him master of the back court. It was upon his volleying that he chiefly relied for his kills, and because of this running in on service gave him a distinct advantage. Seeing the success of Wrenn’s tactics, but not recognizing the came, the mass of players jumped to the conclusion that running in on service and taking the net at every opportunity, however hazardous, was the onh r game to cultivate. This idea became more deeply rooted win l Wrenn, playing in the first Davis cup match in 1900. defeated with Id net game the best baseliners of England, and “the American game’’ swe; the country. There was a slight change when Whitman, tylth his all-round game beoam*- champion, hut he retired be fore he had made any definite im pression on American tennis. The I succeeding champions, Ward, Wright. Clothier, Davis, Behr. all adopted Wrenn’s style of play and were blindly followed by the masses. Swung lo Baseline Game. Then came Darned with his won derful baseline game and back swung the pendulum in the east in favor iof his type of play. California, how i ever, was too far away to be affected, i and with the advent of McLoughlin 1 the ?iet attack again became the | fashion, and so it has gone on, each champion leaving his impress on the j country’s tennis, 1 With the recognition of Tilden’s j supremacy the popularity of the net j game has waned to an appreciable 1 degree. At the present time most of our best when the outdoor season begins. Bowman flashed into the headlines fmst this year, when he beat Xfurchi son and McAllister in the 60-yard dash at the New York municipal games in the early part of February, breezing across the line in 6 3-5 sec onds. His greatest performance came just a few days later, however, when he won the junior championship for that distance at Buffalo in the magic time of 6 2-5 seconds, only one-fifth of a second behind the world indoor record for the distance, held by Loren Murchison. This is the sev<~nth of a series of articles on the athletes irho are expect ed to score jro nts for the United Stales at the Olympic panics next July. Sext Sunday—Loren Murchison, sprinter. _» * NATIONAL TRAP HONORS ARE TAKEN BY VOORHIES NEW YORK. May 3. Howard W. Voorhies of the Bergen Beach Gun Club won the nineteenth annual amateur championship of America at clay targets over the traps of the New York Athletic Club at Travers Island today. He led a field of 130 gunners, with 193 out of a possible 200 targets. G. W. U. TEAM DEFEATED IN MEET WITH JUNIATA HUNTINGTON. Pa., May 3.—Juniata College defeated George Washington University of Washington. D. C.. in a track meet here today. 6<tj to 61 Va. FREE-A Box of “DEER HEADS’/ —to every player in the / >/' American •' League who J \ : : M* makes a Heme Run in Clark Griffith’s \ Stadium during Jy the 1924 season Nss '^7/ / ify ! /||| fHEB \~ bsiimo bsW S DEER HEADS Cigars C |a that are so good that “Ofty," —\ who creates them, is offering a h° x f ree f° r every home run mac^e at le American League Park—can solve the problem of what to give hint w> * on his birthday; what to of \ ter as man’s 'prize for the card party —and many other aBbSL The 1924 DEE R HEADS are the \ \ Perfectos 10c H. T. OFFTERDINGER M , Maker 508 oth St. N.W. ranking players and Juniors go "or the development of their grou strokes and only a few of them sf 1 run in on service. Fischer and Sm--: grass are the only "first ten" n; who still follow the serve to f net, and no junior champion for o\*> five years has run in on service. I have always been strongly i; favor of having beginners devel t their ground strokes first, bur th present tendency to he content wit. this game without adding t<* it a* adequate net 'attack is, 1 think, dangerous tendency. It is true tha Tilden usually wins With a baselln game only, but that is because he i so superior to his average opponer that it is not necessary for his to exert himself by running in. W’h> j he is really pressed, as in some Da\ . j cup match, or when playing Johnsto I or Alonso, he Kills from the net ver frequently, and when he is particular j ly anxious to get some point he wi often run in on service, j Xu one knows better than Tilde the avantttge cf knowing when an j low to follow the service to the nt ! but he does net h> lieve j n doing i j habitually. His idea is that toy should he trained to recognize t! I advantage of every type of play, b - jhe deplores, as must every exp* ; the tendency of the juniors to limi 1 their development lo any one sty. j of piay, l>» it baseline or net. •liiJiiiMon'* style good, j The modern method of taking t; I ball on the rise lias made it inore„> ' ingly dangerous for the server ; ! rush to the net. To do it success : fully he must now possess a sen ! so powerful and well placed that the ] return will »k; weak, Fischer an | Voshel! are players of this type. an . |tu cassionaly Williams. Johnaior j Richards. Hunter and the Kinstj : never follow in their serves. I There is no doubt that the has*- ( line game has become the fashion to day and that the juniors ate neglect ing the advantages of good volleying Had Johnston remained champion there is no doubt that his wonderfr volleying would have been consider, j i the winning type of piay and t l . ! juniors would have modeled the ; game on his It is a pity that mor t of them do not copy his method < j taking the net on approach shots. I think that the day of constat: j running in <>n service has passed, but every player should be able to do ' whenever the occasion demands. An unexpected dash to the net on serve • is one of the disconcerting attack 1 and a weapon that every player should know how and when to use. NAVY STICKMEN WIN. , ANNAPOLIS. Md., May 3.—Navy' lacrosse team struck its real pace to day. winning from Pennsylvania by Ifi to 1. The scoring during the first sixteen minutes of the game was th* fastest ever seen here, the Midship men averaging a goal in each tw* minutes. ARMY POIOISTS AHEAD FORT HAMILTON, N. Y.. May 3 The Army polo team swamped Cor nell, 12 to 2, today in the openim game of the metropolitan season ;- < of the intercollegiate champ in tournament. HOWARD CALLS GRIDMEN Howard University will call out it > foot ball candidates for spring prae j tice on Monday. May 12. PIMLICO SPRING MEETING - May 1 to 13 First Race t;3O P.M. Admission (1n,., tax), St.tWi ! I! &O.H. R. Spec; leaves Union Shn.. 11:40 A.M. Frequent trains via W., B. It . Rlectric Line.