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Pacific Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - August 20, 1956, Tokyo, JapanDoubles to test net aces Brookline mass. A the 75th National doubles Tennis Champion ship was to open monday with a Davis cup tinge and an undefended title in the men s division. As an added attraction Lew Hoad Australia s wayward son will be making his firs american appearance of the year at the Longwood Cricket club. The departure of Tony t Abert America s no. 1 singles player of 1955, to the professional ranks and the retire ment of aussie doubles Mas Ter Rex Hartwig has caused a reshuffling by both Davis cup captains. Hartwig and Hoad helped Complete a sweep for Australia last december in the Challenge round doubles. . Captain Billy Talber plans to team Ham Richard Eon with Veteran Vic has zoomed to new Heights from his no. 7 rank ing with major triumphs on the summer tour. However the doubles games considerably different from singles play and Richardson needs More work in this department. Ken Rosewall joins Hoad to form the leading aussie pair they lost their Davis cup doubles match and . National doubles final to Seix Asand Trabert when they were together regularly in. 1954.rosewall was the weak link in the Chain at that time. Hoad is being moved tothe left court from his usual righthand station by non play ing Captain Harry hopman. Hoad had been playing the right to better utilize his Over powering service and Strong forehand. L la Abner by Al Capp 1st woman conquers Fuca Strait Victoria . Up Ben Laughren of Victoria and am Hiland of Long Beach Cal. Swam the Strait of Juan Deluca saturday for an unprecedented double Victory Over the tortuous stretch of Ocean that had been beaten Only twice before. Mrs. Hiland became the first woman Ever to swim the Straits of Juan de Fuca saturday when she completed the crossing from the Washington coastline to Vancouver Island in 10 hours 51 minutes. Workman swims i Straits St. Ignace Mich. A husky mid Hart 23-year-Oldworkman on the Mackinac Straits Bridge is the third per son on record to swim the Tricky Straits Between Michi Gan s a Peninsulas. Hart made the four Mil crossing saturday in one hour 36 minutes 56 seconds. 20 Pacific stars & stripes the Betook Law naw Yard climax., president because As his Secretary i meet Prince ambassadors i never meet any sailors if Bull Moose becomes president hell. Have to appoint one woman to the hell appoint me then eve the worlds every Sailor program reported Best Ever offered players m. Cincinnati o. Up player representatives from 16 major league Ball clubs will consider the Best contract benefits Ever offered Ball players when they meet Here monday. The Benefit program includes in creased pensions provided by a new contract for radio and television sponsorship of the world series and ail Star game. We tried to do the most Good forthe most people Cleveland Veteran Pitcher Bob Feller said after a meeting which Laid the ground work. The proposed pension provides $200 per month for 10-year major league ers at the age of 50. Also included Are hospitalization another medical benefits for players and their families an optional annuity plan to increase the pension itself and a new$20,000 life insurance policy for each player. The details were worked out at meeting in. New York this week by a committee consisting of Feller Princi pal american league Delegate Robin Roberts of the Phillies pirate owner John Galbreath and red sox general manager Joe the players will now study the proposals and then instruct their representatives How to vote at monday s meeting Here. National league representatives Are Roberts Ted Kluszewski of the red legs Bob Friend of Pittsburgh car Erskine of Brooklyn Dee Fondy of Chi Cago Ernie Johnson of Milwaukee do Mueller of new York and Stan Musial of St. Louis. American league representatives Are Feller Gerry Coleman of York Sammy White of Boston Sher Man Lollar of Chicago Harvey Kuenn of Detroit Eddie Yost of Washington and Jim Finigan of Kansas City. Balti More will name a representative later. Trapped Alex Grammas Cincinnat Iredle third baseman sliding is forced out at second base in the ninth inning against the Milwaukee braves at shortstop Roy Mcmillan had hit to # Redlegs real professionals second baseman Danny o Connell Center who threw to Johnny Logan right for the out. O Connell jumps out of the Way of Logan who failed to put out Mcmillan at Firsti the braves won 5-1. Up photo Birdie Tebbetts welcomes close race new York ins Cincinnati manager Birdie Tebbetts Isone person who in t going to be concerned if the National league 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 jus before the finish. Says the outspoken Birdie i m hoping this Battle does stay close. We have a real Bunch of professionals who would carry us through a tight fight though i can t say positively we will win. The pressure has been on for a while. But it has t bothered us. You would t think these were All important games. They just go out and Are As relaxed As you please. They Haven t had a Long losing Streak apr a Good winning one. They be just played steady Ball. Everybody asks who s going to win and they say either Milwaukee or Brooklyn. The Good old Redlegs Are forgotten. But the closer it stays the better we will 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 a forthe second straight year a record breaking number of golfers will try to qualify of the 56th . Amateur Golf championship this week. A total of 1,612 players filed entries for the tournament at the Knollwood club Lake Forest iii., sept. 10-15, and of these 1,063 will compete in the sectional qualifying rounds. The tournament proper con ducted entirely at match. Play is limited to 20ft. Contestants and Only nine Are exempt fro the sectional tests. This Marks the 10th straight year that the Amateur has drawn More than 1,000 entries. The previous record was set. At 1,493 for the Champion ship at the country club of Vir Ginia at Richmond. In pre War years Only one National Amateur the 1946 championship at Garden City n.y., attracted More than 1,000. Thirty sectional qualifying tests each Over 36 holes will be required to whittle the Field Down to 200. The firsts scheduled at. San fran Cisco tuesday. Rounds will be held at Chicago and port land ore., aug. 27 and at the remaining locations aug.28. A scheduled round at Salt Lake City was cancelled be cause of Lack of entries. The nine exempt players Are defending Champion Harvie Ward former champions Char Ley. Cape Dick Chapman Willie Turnesa and Chick Evans former British Amateur Cham pions Joe Conrad and Bob Sweeny James h. Buxbaum the current . Public link Champion and Harlan Sleven son recent Winner of the . Junior Amateur championship

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