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?It is for such as Mr. Cave that M-G-M records have grooved the platter shown below.—ED.
TENNIS: THE PUBLIC EYE
I think that there was a general feeling of good will toward Althea Gibson after her smashing victory at Wimbledon. However, she created an impression of aloofness and high-handedness when she returned to the States. I realize now that her manner was no doubt a result of shyness and a longstanding inferiority complex, but someone should get it across to her that she is now in the public eye and must show a little warmth and reaction to people who only wish her well. Her suspicious nature won't take her far into the hearts of sports fans.
BASEBALL: GHOST WRITER
"And there were no Giants any more in the city of New York. There was Willie Mays for a few more thrilling nights in the chill of almost empty grandstands. There were Antonelli on the Polo Grounds turf and big Hank Sauer and the ignited Spencer, and deep in the black of the bench under the shadow of the peak of his cap was Dusty Rhodes."
But for how long can an old master's ghost guide an old reader's writing arm? Only Broun could have finished a column that would have done justice to the epic character of the subject.
TENNIS: STUDENTS OF THE GAME
?Lawn tennis, according to the William M. Fischer Lawn Tennis Library ("...for students of the game"), was originally scored up to 15 points as in racquets. The present odd scoring system was first adopted officially in England in June 1877 and here about 1880, but no one really knows its rationale. The first book on tennis was written in 1555 by the Venetian Antonio Scaino, and in it he reminisced that as long as he could recall "each stroke won scored 15 for the winner." The use of the term love to mean zero is a mystery, but as far back as the year 971 "love" was used to mean "nothing." Certainly this usage never did either l'amour or the game any good. Malcolm D. Whitman, tennis historian, wrote that the term "gave the general public an early impression that there was something languorous or lovesick in its form of exercise."—ED.
Being a very amateur marksman, I would welcome a lesson in shooting both the rifle and the pistol from the hips.