THE MMEHIKT OTLQQK VOL. XX, NO. 3 SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 16, 1916 FIVE CENTS BECKER LEADS THE WAY Tin Whistle Medal Play Also Results in Triumph for Barber IV. II Thajer Arrive In Time to Give the Xeacler a Hard Hub THE Tin Whistle Tournament held this week was straight medal play in two classes. It took place Tuesday on Number One Course, and witnessed the advent of a number of new and welcome arrivals. W. H. Thayer of Brae Burn tackling the Pinehurst game for the first time this season, came within a stroke of tieing up the leader, and made as good a gross score over the course as was recorded this day. E. D. McCabe of Brooklyn and George T. Dunlap, the publisher hailing from Canoebrook, took their places in the first division, and E. M. Slayton of Woodland, who discovered Jessie Guilford, W. L. Baldwin, A. P. Alley, Dr. C. P. Wilson and F. G. A. Fayen, were recruited into the second. It was not a good Pinehurst day, being raw and blustery, mak ing the going poor. C. L. Becker proved the steadiest and hardiest player of the club under these conditions, and took the" trophy with a net score of 77, one better than Thayer. R. C. Shannon of Brockport and Tom Kelley from Southern Pines climbed in just behind with 79. One man showed his mettle and contempt for adverse conditions, and not only made his usual round but improved upon it, rough weather or no. That was James Barber of Englewood, who jumped to the lead of the second dvision with three strokes to spare, and a fine card of 72. E. M. Slayton did Dr. M. W. Marr out of second place by a stroke or two, although both the doctor and F. C. Abbe of Bethlehem came in under eighty. Played on Number One Course. Medal Play. Tuesday, December 12. The Summary: CLASS A C. L. Becker Woodland 43 4487 1077 W. II. Thayer Brae Burn 44 4387 978 K. C. Shannon, II, Brockport 42 4688 979 T. A. Kelley, Southern Pines 45 4489 1079 C. F. Lancaster, Woodland 45 4691 1180 E. L. McCabe F. C. Abbe, Bethlehem M. B. Johnson, Cleveland II. W. Ormsbee, South Shore J. D. C. Rumsey, Brooklyn J. R. Goodall, Bellerieve W. L. Baldwin, Com. J. T. Newton, Tuxedo 53 59-112 24 S8 A. B. Alley, Apawamis 51 59-110 2288 J. B. Bowen, Philadelphia 59 53-112 2488 J. M. Robinson, Harbor Beach 53 61-114 2589 Dr. C. P. Wilson, Brookline 47 59-106 17 S9 53 50-103 2479 49 52-101 2081 50 53-103 1885 55 49-104 18 S6 48 54-102 16 S6 48 55-103 1687 WRIGHT CHALLENGES PLUM 8 r o 9 1 'VLAT ' ' ' 1 Brooklyn 47 4996 1680 C. B. Hudson, North Fork 46 4591 1081 G. M. Howard, Halifax 46 4490 882 G. T. Dunlap, Canoebrook 48 5199 1683 R. II. Hunt, Worcester 49 4796 1284 Robert Hunter, Wee Burn 40 4989 386 Rev. T. A. Cheatham, Pinehurst 47 5097 988 CLASS B James Barber, Englewood 48 4896 2472 E. M. Slayton, Woodland 53 54-107 3275 M. W, Marr, Woodland 48 4593 1677 THE CHILDREN 'S CHARIOT II. S. Houston, Mt. Tom F. G. A. Fayen, Montclair 58 68-126 3690 56 64-120 2892 Molly Make Believe arrives at the Carolina. Dr. and Airs. Coburn of Boston will spend the Winter in Pinehust. Mrs. Eleanor Hallowell Abbott Coburn is known to the whole world as the creator of Molly Make Believe. Tennis Tournament The entry books for the tennis tournament next week are now open at the Country Club. Will Shoot for the Hercules Amateur All Bound Trap Championship Trophy At the Opening- of the 9Ildwlnter Handicap at the Pinehurst Gun Club January 15th T H E Hercules Amateur All-round Championship tro phy is now held by Fred Plum of Atlantic City, one of the very best amateur trap shooters in the country. He has been challenged for this trophy by Frank S. Wright of Buffalo, three times champion of the State of New York and well known as a leader at the traps in the big midwinter shoot here at Pinehurst. This challenge match for one of the principle honors in the shooting world will take place at the gun club on January 15th, the practice day before the . Midwin ter handicap opens. The contest calls for 50 single targets from 18 yards, 50 from 20 yards,, and 50 from 22 yards. Then the final test comes with 25 'pairs of tar gets from 16 yards, making 200 shots in all to determine the championship. This match is expected to prove a very close affair and to develop some of the finest shooting to be seen in the United States, and has created a great deal of interest among the trap shooters of the country. Both contestants will compete with the field in the Mid winter, and there are many for midable shots who are expected to make it hot for victor and van quished alike; The shoot will be held this year in its own arena, in a section of the village dedicated the the traps.