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shingle as barrister. He was inter
ested (extent not reported by bio grapher) in the "booky" end of the Canadian Racing Circuit, although not a bookmaker himself. But he fol lowed the gee gees so -successfully that he made money, meanwhile per mitting Blackstone to suffer, for want of exercise. Today Frank Navin is one of the best posted race followers in Detroit and can shed a tip at any time without exertion. It was because of Navin's intimacy with things of a sporting nature that he was employed as secretary of the Detroit club by S. P. Angus when the latter was trying to make Detroit a big league town. Just about the time that Angus was groggy from his effort along came one William H. Yawkey, youth ful, a sportsman and with an eye like an eagle for a good thing. Navin became part owner of the Detroit club with Yawkey, his expe rience and what money he happened to have getting him some stock. Later, when Yawkey's interests de manded his entire attention, he slipped the club presidency to Navin, with a large bundle of stock that was then paying what our leading mag nates cautiously refer to as "a fair dividend." It was Navin who employed Hugh Jennings to win three American League pennants in as many years and Hughie did it. It was Navin who secured favorable legislation for Sun day baseball, and it was Navin, up to the time of the last world's series the team lost, who did all the clerical work in the club's business office. The national amateur golf tour nament, which will open next Mon day at Garden City, L. I., has an entry of 145 players. Victor Maude and Abe Mitchell are the English en trants. Chicago has a strong delega tion. Miss Ethel J. Chatfield of the Kishawaukee Club, who led the golf ers in the qualifying round of the women's open tournament at the Homewood Club, is one of the semi finalists, and on form seems almost certain to go to the final. The biggest boost for tennis is the fact that a name like McLoughlin heads the list of world's players. Henry F. Sullivan of Lowell, Mass., after swimming to within six miles of the French coast, abandoned his at tempt to swim the English channel. He entered the water at 6:05 a. m. and left at 4:03 p. m. It's hard to keep California out of the news. With boxing on the run, tennis grabs the limelight. Maurice McLoughlin cops the singles cham pionship from his old international side-partner, Norris Williams; Mc Loughlin and Bundy win the doubles title and Miss Mary Browne romps home with the women's title and they all hail from California. Come on Jersey! Jockey Willie Hall was killed when he was thrown from his horse in a race at Hillcrest, Toronto. Stagg is back on the Midway and football is looking up. o o v ' NOT NEEDED - , '' "Ah, darling! Allow me to throw my burning heart at "your feet!" "Oh, go on! I ain't got cold feet!"