If Mrs. McCutcheon clings to her resolution to retire, bowling will have lost one of its great personalities. Throughout her sparkling career, however, she has above all been a lady. And you know what they say about a lady's prerogative.
Mort Luby's National Bowlers Journal, with an assist from the country's bowling writers, has come up with its annual All-American teams. The first team includes Bill Lillard, who has joined the Pfeiffers of Detroit; Don Carter, who moved to the Budweisers of St. Louis; Basil ("Buzz") Fazio, of the Strohs of Detroit; Tony Sparando, Rego Park, N.Y., proprietor who holds the A.B.C. singles title and last spring rolled the 13th perfect game in the history of the championships, and Joe Wilman of Chicago, whose Tri-Par Radio team won the A.B.C. crown with 3,226—eight pins shy of the all-time record. Ed Lubanski, also of Stroh, is sixth man.
Those who chided me for not listing the Tri-Pars among the country's top teams (SI, Aug. 30) might be interested to know that a well-to-do sponsor agreed with them. The quintet has been signed this year by the Hamm Brewers of St. Paul. Joe Norris, latest member of the Hall of Fame; Carmen Salvino, who with Wilman held the national doubles match game championship in 1953-54; Harry Ledene, and Chuck Wagner complete the team. Breweries now sponsor four of the nation's championship-caliber outfits, proving, I suppose, that bowlers can sell beer as well as drink it.