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Pacific Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - August 20, 1956, Tokyo, Japan Doubles•To TestNet AcesBROOKLINE, Mass.(AP)—The 75th NationalDoubles Tennis Champion-ship was to open Mondaywith a Davis Cup tingeand an undefended titlein the men's division.As an added attraction, LewHoad—Australia's waywardson—will be making his firstAmerican appearance of theyear at the Longwood Cri-cket Club.The departure of Tony T'-abert, America's- No. 1 singlesplayer of 1955, to the profes-sional ranks and the "retire-ment" of Aussie doubles mas-ter Rex Hartwig has caused areshuffling by both Davis Cupcaptains. Hartwig and Hoadhelped complete a sweep forAustralia last December in thechallenge _round doubles.U.S. CAPTAIN Billy Talbertplans to team Ham Richard-eon with veteran Vic Seixas.Ham .has zoomed to newheights from his No. 7 rank-ing with major triumphs onthe summer tour.However, the doubles gameIs considerably different fromsingles play and Richardsonneeds more work in this de-partment.Ken Rosewall joins Hoad toform the leading Aussie pair,They lost their Davis Cupdoubles match and U.S. Na-tional Doubles final to Seixasand Trabert when they weretogether regularly in . 1954.Rosewall was the weak link inthe chain at that time.* • * *HOAD IS BEING moved tothe left court from his usualrighthand station by non-play-ing captain Harry Hopman.Hoad had been playing theright to better utilize his over-powering service' and strongforehand.L'lL ABNER By AL CAPP1st WomanConquersFuca StraitVICTORIA, B.C. (UP)—BenLaughren of Victoria and AmyHiland of Long Beach, Cal.swam the Strait of Juan deFuca Saturday for an unpre-cedented double victory overthe tortuous stretch of oceanthat had been beaten only twicebefore.Mrs. Hiland became the firstwoman, ever to swim the Straitsof Juan de Fuca Saturday whenshe completed the crossingfrom the Washington coastlineto Vancouver -Island in 10 hours,51 minutes.* * *Workman SwimsMi StraitsST. IGNACE, Mich. (AP)—Husky Mid Hart, 23-year-oldworkman' on the MackinacStraits Bridge, is the third per-son on record to .swim thetricky straits between Michi-gan's £v«> peninsulas.Hart made the four-milecrossing Saturday in one hour36 minutes 56 seconds.20 Pacific Stars & StripesTHE BftOOKLW NAW YARDCLIMAX., WHYP.ULLMOOSEPRESIDENT?BECAUSE, AS HIS SECRETARY,I MEET PRINCE^ AMBASSADORS,BLLIOMAIRES.r-E.UT; I NEVERMEET ANY SAJLORS.'!''IF BULLMOOSE BECOMESPRESIDENT HE'LL. HAVE TOAPPOIMT ONE WOMAN TO THECABINET.^-MAV&E HE'LLAPPOINT ME-THENEVE*THE WORLDSEVERY SAILORProgram Reported 'Best Ever Offered Players'• ' ** . . ;• • m ' .CINCINNATI, O. (UP)— Player rep/resentatives from 16 major league-ballclubs will consider the best contractbenefits ever offered ball players whenthey meet here Monday.The .benefit program includes in-creased pensions provided by a newcontract for radio and television spon-sorship of the World Series and Ail-Star game."We tried to do the most good forthe most people," Cleveland veteranpitcher Bob Feller said after a meetingwhich laid the ground work.* * * *THE PROPOSED pension provides* * * *$200 per month for 10-year major leagu-ers at the age of 50.Also included are hospitalization andother medical benefits for players andtheir families, an optional annuity planto increase the pension itself, and a new$20,000 life insurance policy for eachplayer.The details were' worked out at ameeting in. New York .this week by acommittee consisting of Feller, princi-pal American League delegate, RobinRoberts of the Phillies, Pirate ownerJohn Galbreath and Red Sox generalmanager- Joe Cronin.*" ^ * * *THE PLAYERS will now study the* * * *proposals and- then instruct their rep-resentatives how to vote at Monday'smeeting here.National League representatives areRoberts, Ted Kluszewski of the Red-legs, Bob Friend of Pittsburgh, CarlErskine of Brooklyn, Dee Fondy of Chi-cago, Ernie Johnson of Milwaukee, DonMueller, of New York, and Stan Musialof St. Louis...' American League representativesare Feller, Gerry Coleman of Ne\yYork, Sammy White of Boston, Sher-man Lollar of Chicago, Harvey Kuennof Detroit, Eddie Yost of Washington,and Jim Finigan of Kansas City. Balti-more will name a representative later.. TRAPPED -— Alex Grammas, CincinnatiRedleg third baseman, (sliding) is forcedout at second base in the ninth inningagainst the Milwaukee Braves at Milwaukee.Redieg shortstop Roy McMillan had hit to* * •# #Kedlegs 'Real Professionals'second baseman Danny O'Connell (center)who threw to Johnny Logan (right) for theout. O'Connell jumps out of the -way of Lo-gan who failed to put out McMillan at firstiThe Braves won 5-1. (UP Photo)* *....« *BIRDIE vTEBBETTSWelcomes Close RaceNEW YORK (INS)—Cincinnati Manager Birdie Tebbetts isone person who isn't going to be concerned if the NationalLeague, pennant race gets tighter with each passing week.Birdie figures that the race between his team, the Mil-,waukee Braves and the. Brooklyn Dodgers will continue see-sawing back and forth until two of the contenders crack justbefore the finish..-Says the outspoken Birdie:"I'm hoping this battle does stay close. We have a realbunch of professionals who would carry us through a tightfight, though I can't say positively we will win. ;"The pressure has been on for a while. But it hasn't botheredus. You wouldn't think these were all important gam,es. Theyjust go out and are as relaxed as you please. '"They haven't had a long losing streak Tpr a good winningone. They've just played steady ball. '"Everybody asks who's going to win and they say eitherMilwaukee or Brooklyn. The good old Redlegs are forgotten."But the closer it .stays the better we will do." -Looking ahead to the pennant race, Tebbetts says his pitch-ing is in great shape.He said Tom Acker, who has been a useful spot reliever,now will be saved for spot starting.NEW YORK (AP)—Forthe second straight yeara record-breaking numberof golfers will try to quali-fy fo» the 56th U.S. Ama-teur golf championshipthis week.A total of 1,612 players filedentries for the tournamentat the Knollwood Club, LakeForest, III., Sept. 10-15, andof these 1,063 will competein the sectional qualifyingrounds. .The tournament proper, con-ducted entirely^ at, match. play,is limited to :20ft . contestantsand only nine are exempt fromthe sectional tests. -- ,*• '•' . '•* .-':' *'. " "-.''.THIS MARKS THE 10thstraight year that the amateurhas drawn more than 1,000 en-tries. The previous record wasset. at 1,493 fpr the champion*ship at the Country Club of Vir-ginia at Richmond. In pre-waryears only one ~ national ama-teur; the 1946 championship atGarden City, N.Y., attractedmore than 1,000.Thirty sectional qualifyingtests, each over 36 holes, willbe ^required to whittle thefield down to 200. The firstis scheduled at. San Fran-cisco, Tuesday. Rounds willbe held at Chicago and Port-land, Ore., Aug. 27 and atthe remaining locations Aug.28. A scheduled round at SaltLake City was canceled be-cause of lack of entries.The nine exempt players aredefending champion HarvieWard, former Champions Char-ley. Cpe, Dick Chapman, WillieTurnesa, ,and Chick Evans,former British amateur cham-pions Joe Conrad and BobSweeny; James H. Buxbaum,the current U.S. PubliQ Linkschampion, and Harlan Sleven-son; recent winner of the U.S.Junior Amateur Championship.
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