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Bears Still Swing Fists as Skins Definitely Prove Superiority
Whole Story Not Told Even
by 13-0 Score as Bruins
Are Outclassed.
Stiff Correspondent of The Star.
DALLAS, Tex., Jan. 24.—Any
and all allusions the Western
division of the National Foot
ball League may have enter
tained about the possible supremacy
of the Chicago Bears are blasted
The mid-December finalists for the
pro title met here yesterday and the
Redskins won again. 13 to 0. The
score doesn't tell the story. The
Bear* were lucky In the Chicago
game to have held the Redskins to a
28-to-21 count, if this Cotton Bowl
game meant anything.
When the Washingtons walked off
with the title last month there were
*ome doubting Thomases. The field
at Chicago was icy and Westerners
Insisted the Bears' strong running
game was stymied. The number of
apostles preaching this theory were
But today there can be no doubt.
The Redskins didn't just beat the
Bears. They poured it on them.
Washington rang up 12 first downs
to 4 for Chicago.
The Redskins did not outpass the
Bears this time. They outran them—
107 yards to 33.
The Bears’ vaunted ground attack
gained only 1 more yard than was lost.
They rushed for 33 yards and were
thrown 32 yards In losses.
Fists Fly Again Here.
'J'HE game here marked the Red
skins second start as professional
champions of the world. Next Sunday
they will play an all-star team in
Houston. But that isn't important.
To close their current tour they again
will face the Bears at Miami. This
happens on February 6, and the Red
skins are hoping for a dry’ field.
Not that Coach Ray Flaherty's out
fit is faced with the necessity of beat
ing the Bears again. The Redskins
already have done it twice and that
should be sufficient. But willy-nilly,
as the boys don’t put it. they'd like to
pour it on the Bears again—particu
larly on a dry field.
The pro titular game was played
on ice. Here yesterday Dallas was
flooded and the Cotton Bowl, although
one of the town's high spots, was a
sea of mud. A victory on a dry field,
then, would make it sort of unani
Besides, the Redskins are beginning
to believe the Bears don't like them.
The teams staged a riot at Chicago,
and yesterday, in an exhibition game,
they resumed where they left off.
Baugh’s Punt Starts It.
pND DICK PLASMAN of the Bears.
who took a poke at Sammy Baugh
In Chi, swung at the Lone Star Stater
again. Bob McChesnev, the sprightly
Redskin end, and Joe Stydahar of
the Bears wanted cooler heads to stop
holding them apart. Other belligerents
Included Washington's Ernie Pinckert
and Turk Edwards and Chicago’s Dick
Karr and George Musso. It was all
very boisterous.
Returning to the game, neither team
allowed much sustained offense in the
first half, although the Redskins had
a decided advantage. Early in the
third quarter the Bears came as close
to scoring as they did all afternoon.
Russ Thompson blocked a quick-kick
by Baugh and the Bears recovered on
Washington’s 29-vard line. Two
plunges and a pass netted exactly
nothing and Stydahar’s field-goal at
tempt was wide. That represented the
Bears’ chief threat.
It was another kick by Baugh,
however, that led to the first score.
Late in the third period a punt by
Sammy was grounded on Chicago's
3-yard line. When the Bears kicked
back Cliff Battles caught it in
midfield and raced to Chicago’s 30.
Three line thrusts by Battles and
Baugh put the ball on the enemy 16.
Then Charley Malone, a star all day,
caught a pass from Sam to reach the
Bears’ 4-yard line. After Ed Jus
tice lost 4 yards trying to crack
the line, Baugh passed to Wayne Mill
ner for a touchdown and Riley Smith
kicked the extra point.
V/JIDWAY of the final period Keith
Moles worth attempted a pass.
Center George Smith of the Redskins
Intercepted on Chicago’s 46, slipped
and fell, and regained his feet to run
to a touchdown behind a burgundy
Jerseyed wall of interference. Riley
Smith then made news by missing the
extra point after having converted
20 straight.
That was all there was to the game
itaelf. Fbr the Redskins, incidentally,
It was their sixth consecutive victory.
They started in November against the
Cleveland Rams and, in succession,
bowled over the Green Bay Packers,
New York Giants, Bears, Pacific Coast
All-Stars and then the Bears again.
That is why there is something more
than a sneaking suspicion that the
Redskins belong exactly where they
are—on top.
FY>r the second straight week the
weather plagued your mighty warriors,
though, and took some of the edge off
the game. The three-day rainstorm
failed to let up until after the game
had started and the Redskins had to be
content with their guarantee. The
promoter dropped $6,000 and took his
place at the wailing wall with the
8an Francisco game promoters.
Line-up and Summary.
L. -Millner- Plasman
L. T..-Edwards-Thompson
L G.——Young-Fortmann
C. --Kawal-Bausch
R. G——Olsson-Musso
R. T..-Barber-Stydahar
R. E-Malone _ Karr
kQ.B-R. Smith-Noltlng
• H.-Pinckert_Molesworth
F. B-Battles-Francis
_Score by periods:
Washington _ 0 0 7 6—13
Chicago_ 0 0 0 0— o
Scoring: Touchdowns—Millner. G. Smith
(sub for Kawal). Extra point—R. 8mith.
Substitutions: Washington—Backs. Jus
tice. Irwin. Max Krause; ends. McChesney.
Ben Smtth: tackles. Bond. Carroll; guard
Kahn: centers, George Smith. Henry
Kratue. Chicago—Backs. Ronzanl. Buivid.
Doehrlng. Nori. Rentner. Feathers; ends.
Manaka. Wilson. McDonald: tackle. Trost;
center. Sullivan.
Officials: Referee—Ab Curtis <U. of
SSHik Umpire—Dr. Frank Moon <U. of
Judge—Ziggy Sears (U.
«r?(Ru$i,6'»h*,w* JlmmT Ui|
Katy Raids. Florida mermaid, still is smashing records.
Photo shows her poised for start of 220-yard free-style race
at Coral Gables yesterday which she swam in 2 minutes 32\'2
seconds to beat a three-year-old mark.
They can't keep him down! Jimmy Thomson (left), reign
ing golf sensation, leads the Pasadena Open by virtue of a 64
yesterday rcith a round to go. The howitzer's score was seven
strokes under par. It was equaled by Byron Nelson (right).
Sitting on ’im is one way of getting your man. Down in Dallas. Tex., yesterday, in the grid
battle between the Washington Redskins and Chicago Bears, Ray Nolting of the Bears (25>,
right, is knocked out of his tracks by Redskin Krause. George Smith. Redskin (27), foreground,
sits on his man for desired effect. —Copyright, A. P. Wirephotos.
Great Round of 64 Sends
Him to Open Golf Final
With Stroke Lead.
Bt the Associated Press.
’ T—'v ASADENA. Calif, Jan. 24 —
I J Winding up thp 1938 invasion
1 of Southern California links,
the traveling professional
golfers teed off in the final 18 holes of
the S3.000 Pasadena open golf tourna
ment today.
Leading the procession was Jimmy
Thomson of Shawnee-on-the-Dela
ware—the Same Jimmy Thomson who
two weeks ago paced the pack into the
finals of the rich Los Angeles open
and proceeded to win it,
Two Around in 61.
''J'HOMSON led the par busters in
yesterday's third round with a 64,
seven under par, to take a one-stroke
advantage over Henry Picard of Her- :
shoy, Pa, who lost control of the play j
with a 71. Thomson's 54-hole total
was 69—73—64—206.
Two shots back was Byron Nelson
of Reading, Pa, who duplicated
Thomson's amazing 64. Breaking par j
71 was something 17 others did yester
day, but doing it by seven strokes was
something no one ever had done be
fore over the Brookside course.
Dick Metz of Lake Forest, 111, shot
a 63 in thp Hollywood. Fla, open last
year for the lowest recorded score of
this type of competition. Metz, inci
dentally, had 75 yesterday and was
far back at 218.
Others Press Thomson.
'J'HREE players started four strokes
back of Thomson today—Olin
Dutra, Las Angeles: Johnny Revolta,
Evanston, 111, and A1 Zimmerman,
Portland, Oreg.
Jimmy Hines, Garden City, N. Y,
Eric Seavall of Glendale, Benny Hogan
of Fort Worth, Harry Cooper, Chica
go, and Jack Grout, Hershey, Pa,
previously among the top contenders
fell back yestrday and seemed out of
the running.
The winner receives $700.
Varied Sports
Pro Basket Ball
Heurich Brewers, 32; Brooklyn
Dux, 28.
Takoma Firemen, 22; Flinch
baughs, 12.
National Hockey League.
New York Rangers, 8; Montreal
Maroons, 2.
Detroit Red Wings, 3; New York
Americans, 2.
American Hockey League.
New Haven Eagles, 1; Pittsburgh
Hornets, 0.
Eastern Amateur Hockey.
Hershey Bears, 5; New York Rov
ers, 4.
Brooklyn Brookhattans, 4; Matik
vohs, 1.
St. Mary’s Celtics. 3; Baltimore, 2.
St. Gerard's. 8; Fairhill Phillies, 1.
Associated Press Sports Writer.
NEW YORK, Jan. 24 —Movie
fame and riches have not
changed Sonia Henie one bit.
She's still the vivacious little
Norwegian who won three Olympic 1
figure skating titles, retired unbeaten
two years ago and then sky-rocketed
to new fame and fortune on a pair of
When she completes a five-night
stand in Madison Square Garden,
opening tonight, she will have played
before 26 capacity crowds in Chicago, j
Detroit. Cleveland and New York since
Christmas. Boston and Miami re- j
main, and then she will return to j
Hollywood to get ready for her fourth
picture some $200,000 richer.
Olympics Are Forgotten.
J^OT once has Sonja, 25, very blond
and very pretty, yearned for tiie i
return of the olden days. She doesn’t |
even think of the 1940 Olympics, the
first she will have missed since, as a j
chubby little girl of 15. she beat the i
world's best for the first time in 1928. ■
“Yes, those were great days.” said !
Sonja, “but I get so much more en- j
joyment out of the movies and giving!
shows today. I love the cheers of the
crowd. It sends a tingle through my
whole body and just makes me want
to do better.
On this tour Sonja still is a girl j
of all work and little play, unless you !
call skating play. She goes at that’
in a manner that makes the fans be
lieve it is. The program calls for six !
5-minute appearances, exclusive of ,
encores, within two hours. To keep i
in shape Sonja gets close to 12 hours j
of sleep nightly and rests an addi- '
tional four hours.
Sonja, Unchanged by Wealth
And Famey Skates Before 26
Capacity Crowds in Month
Describes Iler Routine.
"J AM back in my hotel room
shortly after midnight,” said
Sonja. “"rtien a massage, a light din
ner and to bed until 2 p.m. I lounge
around for another four hours and
then am ready for my show.
“I didn’t use to find it necessary to
have a massage, but such a strenuous
performance and hours before the
movie lights tires my legs. Remember,
as an amateur I practiced only two
hours daily.
“On the movie lot I am on the job
eight hours a day and I am required
to hit certain spots in my jumps and
spins. It’s hard work but I like it.
It has opened an entirely new world
to me.”
And from the way she said it you
couldn’t help but believe the smiling '
little girl, who at the age of four took !
up ballet dancing, two years later j
donned skates, pointed them toward
the top and never stopped until she
got there.
Mark Christman, second baseman
bought by Detroit from Beaumont, led
the Texas League with 47 stolen bases.
He W'as turned back but three times.
Now, all Mark has to do is to beat an
old-timer by the name of Gehringer
out of his job.
Havana-to-Miami Endeavor t<
Cost legrless Man 40 to
60 Pounds.
By the Associated Press.
jyjIAMI, Fla.. Jan. 24.—Legles
Charles Zimmy said today h<
was ready for the last phase of train'
ing for his projected 247-mile swin
from Havana to Miami—a matter o:
putting on some 40 pounds additions
Zimmy said he would sail January
31 for Havana, the starting point, ant
do his fattening up there. He hope:
to be able to hit the water for Miam
by the end of February if weathei
conditions are favorable.
"I normally weigh about 15'
pounds,” he said. “I plan to weigl
around 200 when I start my swim,
expect to lose 40 to 60 pounds befori
I finish. If I started out at ISO, thei
lost 40 pounds or so I couldn’
stand it.”
Zimmy said he would not take anj
exercise the last two weeks to gait
as much as possible.
•-» -- . —
Five years ago—Babe Ruth
omitted from 1932 all-star baseball
Russell, Ex-Nat, Is Routed.
I 6 and 5—Medwick, White
Win Other Flights.
Sarasota. Fia. Jan. 24 opt.—
Paul Waner, Pittsburgh out
fielder, is baseballs champion
The elder of the Waner brothers
defeated Jack Russell, former Ameri
can League pitcher, 6 and 5, to win
the annual Baseball Players' Golf
Tournament here yesterday.
Established as the pre-tourney fa
vorite in the players' auction. Waner
played a consistent par game in the
30-hole final. Five up on Russell at
the end of the morning round, the
Pirate left-hander added another hole
on the final eighteen to terminate the
match on the thirty-first green.
Walker Consolation Champ.
JOE MEDWICK, National League
batting champion and St. Louis
Cardinal outfielder, gave the one and
only Jerome Herman Dean a neat
demonstration of his golfing prowess
in annexing second flight laurels
Medwick not only walloped his team
mate, 6 and 5. but rifled a shot 271
yards down the fairway to cop th<
driving contest.
Jo Jo White of Detroit took third
flight honors, turning back Heinie
Manush, Brooklyn veteran. 1 up.
In consolation play Gerald Walkei
of Detroit trounced Garland Braxior
of Indianapolis. 2 and 1; Paul Dcr
| ringer of Cincinnati trimmed Johr
Cooney of the Cardinals. 2 and 1. and
Butch Hen line, unattached, won bj
Recouped on Waner.
POR Dean the tournament provec
I an expensive affair. Checking up
I the Cardinal pitcher said he lost e
1 total of $1,550 in bets. Failure t<
qualify for the first flight, "Ole Diz'
said, cost him $1,000 wagered againsi
$20,000 with an undisclosed person.
There was one bright spot for Diz
i however. He owned Waner's chance.1
, in the player auction and collectec
first money.
i ----
Won't Be With Nats This Year
President Griffith Insists.
.Prexy Clark Griffith of the Wash
' ington Baseball Club today denied re
ports that Leon (Goose) Goslin 1
) i headed back to the Nationals as s
i utility outfielder and pinch hitter, oi
' in any other capacity.
) Goslin currently is unemployed, hav
i ing been cast adrift by Detroit. He
t played with Washington in the Work
Series three times and twice with th(
' Tigers.
Johnny Allen of the Cleveland In
dians did not start a game from Jun<
13 until August 14 in 1937.
Rickey Declares He’ll Top Any Bid for Mungo
Likely Would Mean Flag for Cards—Alexander Baseball’s Ace Bargain—Snead Changes Mind.
(Pinch-Hitting lor Eddie Brietz.)
NEW YORK, Jan. 24 G45).—
Branch Rickey (solemn as
an owl) personally promised
Larry MacPhail the Car
dinals would top any offer for Van
Mungo . . . And if they get him,
you can WTap up the pennant for
those Gashouse Gangsters right
Jimmy McLamin, bearing down
on his golf between thoughts of a
ring comeback, is shooting in the
high 70s consistently . . . Has
any one recalled that Grover Cleve
land Alexander was just about
baseball's biggest bargain ever? ...
the Phils bought him for $750 from
Syracuse, and all Old Pete did was
win 373 games in 17 years and
wind up in the Hall of Fame.
United States golf moguls are
toying with the idea of cutting
down the Helds in bigtime, tourna
ments, to give the shotmakara elbow
room . . . They’re watching the
British open, which is trying a
limit of 40 qualifiers for the final
rounds this year.
Sam Snead, overgolfed and los
ing weight, was figuring on quitting
the winter circuit and heading
home to West Virginia—but that'
66 he shot yesterday may change
his mind.
It’s an early headache season for
A1 Ulbrickson and his Washington
crew . . . seems that, on top of the
graduation of two varsity oars from
last year's champs. Bill Dunlap,
1937 freshman bow, is in a hospital
with appendicitis, and studies are
keeping Norm Turay from the
Harry Danning is asking the
Giants for $12,500—a 100 per cent
pay Jump . . . Oklahoma’s classy
kid basket ball team has 13 sophs—
and half of them haven’t started
shaving yet... A1 Simmons is tak
ing the Hot Springs "cure” and a
month of Miami s sunshine before
reporting to the Senators' training
Daffy Dodgers Department: Ra
dio’s financial—and other—induce
ments are so-o-o-o nice that
“Commentator” Waite Hoyt may
quit baseball . . . after 20 years of
flinging under the big tent... The
cat really popped out of the bag
the other day when a Dodger offi
cial let on that Brooklyn attendance
fell off from well over a million per
season to less than 500,000 in the
last seven years.
This-a and That-a: Dink Tem
pleton says his Stanford speedster,
Ray Malott, is a cinch to crack the
440-yard record any time this
spring . . . and Oklahoma figures
to hand the boys a surprise in the
discuss tossing at the N. C. A. A.
party when John Pritchard, a 215
pounder, lets go with the big plate
... He was only 4 feet from the
world Moord whan last baaed ten.
. . . Hockey men tell you there’s
* more than meets the eye In Charley
Conacher’s retirement . . . ’tis said
it wasn’t only injuries that made
him quit, and that no one should
be surprised if he bobs up in the
big league again next year with
some other outfit than Toronto. ..,
Jack Dempsey’s new Broadway
place opens the doors March l.
Jack Doyle’s Long-Shot Specials:
The Braves at 30 to 1 in the Na
tional League pennant race ... and
Bobby Riggs to give Don Budge
what for on the tennis courts. . . .
Glenn Cunningham has lost 30
pounds since graduating from Kan
sas. . . . Sympathize with Bill Mc
Kechnie, who'll have only five left
handers getting in his hair at the
Reds’ training camp. . . . Little old
New York wants the 1939 National
Open here for its world fair. . . .
Frank Menke is handling the East
ern publicity toe the Kentucky
Dartmouth. League Leader;
Penn State, Conference
Head, Pressed.
By thf Associated Press.
NEW YORK. Jan. 24.—Dart
mouth's powerful basket ball
team, firmly intrenched in
first place in the Eastern In
j tercoilegiate League, can turn its at
tention to midyear examinations with
i out fear that a pursuer will knock it
| out of league leadership while exams
! are on.
Cornell's surprising aggregation is
! the only leading contender listed for
i action this week. Even if the big Red
beats Pennsylvania at Philadelphia
Saturday night, it can't overtake the
Indians, w ho have won all four league
games, while Cornell has won three
and lost one. The Penn-Comell clash
is the only one on the schedule this
Penn State Sets Pace.
pENN STATE, usually a minor
threat in the Eastern Intercol
legiate Conference basket. ball race,
is well in front as the teams head
into the midseason examination hiatus.
The Nittany Lions won their third
straight conference victory Saturday
j night, downing Georgetown to take an
undisputed league lead. The defeat
left Georgetown tied with Temple for
second place.
The Panthers meet West Virginia's
last-place team Saturday night, and
if they win will tie with Georgetown
ana Temple for second place.
. MieholT Top Scorer.
COL MIEHOFF of Penn State, who
has made 48 points in three games,
continued to hold his conference scor
ing lead, with 18 field goals and 12
League and conference standings:
W. L. Pts. Pts.
Dartmouth_ 4 O 191 145
Cornell _:_3 1 loti 170
Columbia _ 2 1 119 102
Harvard - 2 1 113 103
Pennsylvania_1 2 115 120
Princeton _ 1 3 127 131
Yale . . 0 5 157 211
W. L. Pts. pts.
Penn State_ 3 0 114 85
Georgetown _ 2 1 112 111
Temple _ 2 1 95 107
Pittsburgh 1 1 97 S3
Carnegie Tech l 3 130 157
West Virginia o 3 S9 100
Saturday's results:
League—Dartmouth. 43: Penn. 38.
Cornell. 42: Yale. 37. Conference—Penn
State. 42: Georgetown. 23.
Tliis weeks schedule:
Saturdaw: League—Cornell at Penn.
* nference—West Virginia at t Pittsburgh.
Former Chicago Sports Writer
Had Been Vice President
for 11 Years.
By the Associated Press.
^JHICAGO, Jan. 24.—The baseball
world today mourned the passing
of another pioneer In the game. John
O. Seys, who was with the Chicago
Cubs 21 years. For the last 11 years
he had been vice president of the
National League team.
Seys died last night in a hospital
of pneumonia. He woyld have been
67 years old next April. He became
ill a week ago while attending a din
ner party and was taken to the hos
pital the next day. He was imme
diately placed in an oxygen tent. His
condition improved Saturday, but he
suffered a relapse yesterday and
drifted into a coma.
Seys started his baseball career
as a member of the Chicago Daily
News sports staff, on which he served
16 years. In addition to being a base
ball writer, he also was known as one
of the country's best turf writers, and
covered, among other big races, many
of the American Derbies at old Wash
ington Park race track.
In 1917 Seys became a member of
the Cub’s executive staff, working un
der William Wrigley, Jr. He served as
traveling secretary until the close of
the 1926 season, when his place was
taken by Robert Lewis, present road
secretary. He was promoted to the
vice presidency of the club in 1927,
the post he held until his death.
He la survived by the widow and a
daughter. >
Calls Paul Dean
Complex Victim
° 24 UP).—H. J. “Doc” Weaver.
St. Louis Cardinals’ trainer, said
today a complex kept Paul Dean
from becoming one of the greatest
pitchers in baseball.
’ Potentially.” said the man who
has looked after the Gas House
Gang for 11 years. “Paul Is one
of the finest specimens of pitch
ing material it has been my pleas
ure to see in many years of sort
ing baseball ivory.
“In fact, when Paul is right he
has more on the ball than Brother
Weaver, here to get the Cards'
training camp ready, explained
he thought the younger member
of the “Me and Paul” combination
Is suffering from an inferiority
Ex-Georgia Coach to Find Sound
Financial System, Strong
Soph Material.
By the Associated Press.
JJNIVERSITY, Miss., Jan. 24.—
Harry Mehre, who resigned last
month as head coach of the University
! of Georgia after a 10-year tenure, to
day was the new head coach and
athletic director at the University of
Prof T. A. BickerstafT. chairman of
■ the Athletic Committee, announced
last night that Mehre had signed a
three-year contract, ending a five
week search for a successor to Ed
Walker. The salary terms were not
Those close to the athletic adminis
tration said today Mehre probably
would receive more than the $5,100
annual salary of Walker.
■'I Intend to start the ball rolling
early in February'," the former Georgia
mentor said concerning spring foot
ball practice. He added that no
assistant coaches have been sought
Mehre will take over Ole Miss
athletics with 1938 football prospects
bright and a sound financial system
installed. Last year’s freshmen squad
was called one of the best in Ole
Miss history.
A center on Notre Dame elevens
from 1920 to 1922. the new rebel leader
became line coach at Georgia in 1924
and in 1928 took over the head foot
j ball coaching job. His teams won
59 games in 10 years while losing 34.
Six were tied.
The Bulldogs under Mehre beat
Yale five successive years.
Sports Mirror
By the Associated Press.
Today a year ago—Sammy Byrd
won baseball players’ golf tourna
ment with even par 284. Inter
national League approved transfer
of Albany franchise to Jersey City.
Three years ago—Herb Kopf.
assistant at Columbia, rejected
*10.000 offer to coach Brooklyn pro
football Dodgers.
Quakers, Only Five to Beat
Navy, Face Undefeated
Cadets This Week.
Annapolis. mcL Jan 24 —Th° *
Navy and Army basket bail
teams, bo'h late starter*, are
now about at the middle point
of their schedules and both have
shown strength which make* promise
of a fine game when the service school
tpams meet at West Point on Febru
ary 20.
The Army team has won six straight
games, including the victory over Am
herst Saturday, while the Navy's rec
ord is four out of five. Pennsylvania,
probably stronger than any team the *
Army has met. has been the only team
to defeat the sailors.
The Navy people are watching the
Army teem this week, when it, too.
will meet Pennsylvania, in addition
to Cornell. Navy gets back into big
tune basket ball, against Maryland and
Columbia, the following week.
Ghesquire Is Useful
rJ'HE Navy team has developed into
a general scoring aggregation. Bob
Laney and Jack Mansfield, the guards. *
having lent consistent support In point
getting to Capt. Alan McFarland and
Bob Gillette, forwards, and Frank
Lynch, center.
George Ghesquire has proved him
self the Navy's most valuable utility
man and may land a regular berth.
Primarily substitute for Lynch at
center. Ghesquire also has played both
forward and guard.
Hardly Can Leave Him Off Team
This Time, Says Winner
of Dixie Crown.
By the Associated Press.
rJ'AMPA, Fla., Jan. 24.—Bobby Riggs,
young Chicago tennis player, who
ranks second In the United States for
1937, figures he is virtually sure to be
a member of the team which defends
the Davis Cup in this country next
Riggs captured the Dixie tennis
championship yesterday with a
straight-set victory over Wayne Babin
of Los Angeles, conqueror of Bryan
M. Grant of Atlanta In the semi
finals. and immediately began plan
ning for the cup tryout*.
“They can hardly leave me off this
time," Bobby said. "I don’t know
whether or not I’ll play, but Tm aure *
to be a member of the team.”
Riggs thinks the singles will be
played by Budge and either he or
Grant. The Chicagoan didn’t hesitate
to say that he had a tough battle
ahead of him with the Atlanta star
for the other singles position.
You’ll never need
a string around
your finger to
remind you of
The CIGARETTE of Qualify,##

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