The three great
1) The grand slam of golf, Bobby Jones in 1930.
2) The great pitching, outfielding and home-run hitting of Babe Ruth.
3) The record running, broad jumping and hurdling of Jesse Owens. Bobby Jones
led with 97 votes, Ruth 39, and Owens 27. Among others considered and voted on
were Jim Thorpe, Ty Cobb, Jack Dempsey, Red Grange, Lou Gehrig, Max Schmeling,
Christy Mathewson, Joe Louis, Carl Hub-bell, Gene Tunney, Johnny Vander Meer
(two successive no-hit games), Knute Rockne, Walter Hagen, Henry Armstrong and
of course many others, but the above three were way out in front.
CHARLES L. GLEASON
BASENJI TO A
In Pensacola, Florida this summer my husband and I became fond of a cute stray
dog that stayed around our house there. We brought him back to New Orleans with
us. In EVENTS & DISCOVERIES, Sept. 19 we were surprised to read about the
Basenji, since we had never heard of such a dog, and, surprisingly, the
characteristics you mention fitted our Tramp to a T. Our dog is about 17�
inches high (male), with a sharp muzzle, a tightly curled tail and ears like a
fox terrier. His coat is short, a brilliant red-orange, and there is a white
spot on his chest. He does not bark, but entertains us with his
"talking" (sounding for the most part like a good yodel). To go a
little further, he even cleans himself like a cat by licking. I must admit he
does have a canine odor, and I have never seen him shed tears, but he is a good
retriever of anything we throw out. At times he even tends to point like a real
Of course, we
are still inclined to believe that Tramp is not a purebred Basenji, but we are
interested in learning more about the dogs. May we have a little more
information about the Basenjis? A picture would help, too.
?The Basenji or
African barkless dog dates back, according to Basenji Breeder Bettina Belmont
Ward, to the Egyptian Pharaohs, but did not become successfully established in
the U.S. until the 1930s. They are a small deerlike dog about 17 inches high,
with long legs, a smooth, short shiny coat, ears set high and forward and dark,
almond-shaped eyes between which is a mass of wrinkles. Although they do not
bark they have been known to laugh, yodel, cry and make faces. Their owners
report them as being "endearing and utterly adorable."—ED.