Pacific Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - August 20, 1956, Tokyo, JapanDoubles•
(AP)—The 75th National
Doubles Tennis Champion-ship was to open Monday
with a Davis Cup tinge
and an undefended titlein the men's division.
As an added attraction, LewHoad—Australia's wayward
son—will be making his firstAmerican appearance of the
year at the Longwood Cri-cket Club.
The departure of Tony T'-abert, America's- No. 1 singles
player of 1955, to the profes-sional ranks and the "retire-
ment" of Aussie doubles mas-ter Rex Hartwig has caused a
reshuffling by both Davis Cupcaptains. Hartwig and Hoad
helped complete a sweep forAustralia last December in the
challenge _round doubles.
U.S. CAPTAIN Billy Talbertplans to team Ham Richard-
eon with veteran Vic Seixas.Ham .has zoomed to new
heights from his No. 7 rank-ing with major triumphs on
the summer tour.
However, the doubles gameIs considerably different from
singles play and Richardsonneeds more work in this de-
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 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 theright to better utilize his over-
powering service' and strongforehand.
L'lL ABNER By AL CAPP
VICTORIA, B.C. (UP)—Ben
Laughren of Victoria and AmyHiland of Long Beach, Cal.
swam the Strait of Juan deFuca Saturday for an unpre-
cedented double victory over
the tortuous stretch of ocean
that had been beaten only twicebefore.
Mrs. Hiland became the firstwoman, ever to swim the Straits
of Juan de Fuca Saturday when
she completed the crossing
from the Washington coastlineto Vancouver -Island in 10 hours,
51 minutes.* * *
ST. IGNACE, Mich. (AP)—
Husky Mid Hart, 23-year-oldworkman' on the Mackinac
Straits 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 hour
36 minutes 56 seconds.
20 Pacific Stars & Stripes
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BECAUSE, AS HIS SECRETARY,
I MEET PRINCE^ AMBASSADORS,
BLLIOMAIRES.r-E.UT; I NEVER
MEET ANY SAJLORS.'!''
IF BULLMOOSE BECOMES
PRESIDENT HE'LL. HAVE TO
APPOIMT ONE WOMAN TO THE
THE WORLDSEVERY SAILOR
Program Reported 'Best Ever Offered Players'• ' ** . . ;• • m ' .
CINCINNATI, O. (UP)— Player rep/resentatives from 16 major league-ball
clubs will consider the best contract
benefits ever offered ball players whenthey meet here Monday.
The .benefit program includes in-creased pensions provided by a new
contract for radio and television spon-sorship of the World Series and Ail-
"We tried to do the most good forthe most people," Cleveland veteran
pitcher 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 and
their families, an optional annuity plan
to increase the pension itself, and a new$20,000 life insurance policy for each
The details were' worked out at ameeting in. New York .this week by a
committee consisting of Feller, princi-pal American League delegate, Robin
Roberts of the Phillies, Pirate ownerJohn Galbreath and Red Sox general
manager- Joe Cronin.*" ^ * * *
THE PLAYERS will now study the* * * *
proposals and- then instruct their rep-resentatives how to vote at Monday's
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 Musial
of St. Louis.
..' American League representativesare Feller, Gerry Coleman of Ne\y
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, CincinnatiRedleg third baseman, (sliding) is forced
out at second base in the ninth inning
against 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 the
out. O'Connell jumps out of the -way of Lo-
gan who failed to put out McMillan at firsti
The Braves won 5-1. (UP Photo)* *....« *
Welcomes Close Race
NEW YORK (INS)—Cincinnati Manager Birdie Tebbetts isone person who isn'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 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 tight
fight, 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. They
just 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 year
a record-breaking numberof golfers will try to quali-
fy fo» the 56th U.S. Ama-teur golf championship
A total of 1,612 players filed
entries for the tournament
at the Knollwood Club, LakeForest, III., Sept. 10-15, and
of these 1,063 will compete
in the sectional qualifyingrounds. .
The tournament proper, con-ducted entirely^ at, match. play,
is limited to :20ft . contestants
and only nine are exempt fromthe sectional tests. -- ,
*• '•' . '•* .-':' *'. " "-.''.
THIS MARKS THE 10th
straight year that the amateurhas drawn more than 1,000 en-
tries. The previous record was
set. 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 at
Garden City, N.Y., attractedmore than 1,000.
Thirty sectional qualifyingtests, each over 36 holes, will
be ^required to whittle the
field down to 200. The firstis 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 canceled be-cause of lack of entries.
The nine exempt players aredefending champion Harvie
Ward, former Champions Char-ley. Cpe, Dick Chapman, Willie
Turnesa, ,and Chick Evans,
former British amateur cham-pions Joe Conrad and Bob
Sweeny; James H. Buxbaum,
the current U.S. PubliQ Linkschampion, and Harlan Sleven-
son; recent winner of the U.S.
Junior Amateur Championship.