SCRAMBLES AND SPILLS
For two days staid Hunter College in New York was the site of fierce Amazonian battle as members of the fair sex dropped their everyday activities as housewives, students and career girls to don short jumpers, colorful sashes and cleats and engage in furious combat in the U.S. Women's Lacrosse Tournament. When the girls finished nailing away at the ball and each other, 12 of them received positions on the All-America squad as well-earned balm for the contusions and scrapes picked up in the hurly-burly of play. Philadelphia, the capital of women's lacrosse in the U.S., again proved its superiority by dominating tournament play and earning seven All-America berths.
SMALL DOG HAS BIG DAY
As show dogs go, Ch. Fircot L'Ballerine of Maryland, a miniature poodle owned by Mrs. Saunders Meade of Devon, Pa., was seriously outweighed by most of the 2,500 fine dogs assembled by their owners and handlers at the Morris and Essex show in Madison, N.J. Moreover, Fircot's top competition was keen—a spunky little Pomeranian known as Little Lord Willin, a majestic Old English sheep dog named Merriedip Duke George, a debonair Airedale with the lilting name of Westhay Fiona of Harham and a lordly black cocker, Hickory Hill High Jack—not to mention a basset, Siefenjagenheim Lazy Bones, who looked sage enough for speaking parts on television. But experienced Judge Lewis Worden was obliged to award the winner's rosette to little Fircot ("wonderful condition, wonderful spirit") for still another triumph for one of the most popular breeds of mid-century.