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Havers Vindicates Himself As a Great Golfer: Champions
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
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
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
■ 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
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 )
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
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 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.
BADTIMORE. Md.. . May 3.—Johns
Hopkins defeated Maryland on thp
tennis courts today, winning 4 to 5,
singles, and losing the two doubles
matches. ■ •*.---■
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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.
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
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
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
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.)
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
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.
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. 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. The
team will consist of ten principals,
two alternates, a team captain and
team coach, and will be selected from
the above-named men and a few
others*who were unable to shoot yes
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Close-Ups of Athletes Counted On
as Point Winners for the
United States at Paris.
■ ★ ★
No. Vll. — Chet Bowman.
WHEN the Syiacusc ami Pittsburgh foot ball teams met at the
Polo Groui ds last tall a bitter battle resulted, with- Chick
MeehanVn.en finally leading Pop Warner’s team at the finish
by the three-point margin of a field goal. 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
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
Wrenn, Who Followed Service to the Net, Created
Method of His Dajr and Tilleholders Have
Been Patterns Ever Since.
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*
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
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.
_» *
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.
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
—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 !
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C |a that are so good that “Ofty,"
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a h° x f ree f° r every home
run mac^e at le American
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w> * on his birthday; what to of
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card party —and many other
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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.
, 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*
The Army polo team swamped Cor
nell, 12 to 2, today in the openim
game of the metropolitan season ;- <
of the intercollegiate champ in
Howard University will call out it
> foot ball candidates for spring prae
j tice on Monday. May 12.
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.

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