North Carolina Newspapers

    vol: XX, NO. 6
SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 30, 1916
FIVE CENTS
LOEB THE CHAMPION
Miss Carolyn Bogart Supreme in tie
Women's Singles
Fenn and Auafln Turn lh Table In
Hie Double of I lie St, Thoina
Tournament '
ALLAN LOEB of
the Ravisloe Club
Chicago, made a
strenuous and suc
cessful Christmas of
it, both on the
courts and the track.
His achievement parallels Bob
Kernan's in 1903, who after win
ning the Harvard-Princeton base
ball game was informed at the end
of the eighth inning that the
track team was in difficulties with
Yale on the stadium, and certain
of defeat for lack of someone
competent to clear six feet in the
high jump. So he threw his man
out at second, . exchanged his
mask lor a running suit and
dashed into the field and over the
bar at six feet and an inch, and
won the track meet also.
Loeb met Gardner Colby, Jr., of
East Orange in the finals of the
St. Thomas Tournament and had
three hard and furious sets get
ting away with it. The first one
was a succession of deuce games,
closer than the score would indi
cate. Colby made his spring drive
in the second, and forced the
champion to his uttermost for
sixteen games. The battle ended
9 7 in favor of Loeb, with both
players in splendid form, and no
odds given. Itrwas an even mat
ter for twelve more on the final
set, every point earned, and no
quarter asked. And Loeb might
fairly call it a day's work when
this also fell a great credit to his
staying power and persistent vol
leying. But no sooner had he
taken the trophy in the encounter
than he sprang from white flan
nels into his racing colors and
rode three heats to victory in the
Christmas Derby.
None the less to his credit was
his previous victories over Harry
Blagden,.the hope of the Sand
hills, who had defeated G. W.
Snowden of Flushing ;in the first
round, and A. A. Collinge of Pas
saic. Dr. Fordyce Coburn of the
Vesper Club, Lowell, in the early
stages of the game had given Col
by a hard rub for his place. After
losing the first set he took the
second handily, 3 6, and won his
score every time up to the tenth
game. So at the end of twenty
nine games the match stood even,
one set all, five all; and it was
only upon this last two in favor
of the Orange player that it was
decided. ,
Trumbull Dana of the nearby
plantation recorded a victory over
J. H. Amy of East Bayonne, Pa.,
6 3, 63, and lost to Colby to
the same tune.
THE WOMEN 'S SINGLES
The plantations had their inn
ings in the Women's Singles.
Miss Carolyn Bogart of Elizabeth
who also hails from the Waring
Plantation on Linden Road, would
(Concluded on page thirteen)
THE CHRISTMAS DERBY
The Whole Sandhills Witness the
Triumph of Mattie the Great
ftlUn Alle tt Winner on Hatto. H.oel
Wtna the GiieatM Punc, Another
Victory for Miriam' II.
sTHE roar of two
thousand voices
the blare of the
trumpets, and a
ground swell of sat
isfaction welcomed
the arrival of
Thomas' new flyer, the pride of
the circuit, 'Mattie the Great, as
she passed like a reindeer under
the wire, winner of the final heat
of the pacing race. It took four
hard and doubtful heats to break
the spirit of the field, the fastest
ever yet seen on the track of the
Pinehurst Jockey Club. But there
is now not even a devoted jockey
left to question'the merit of the
(Continued on page five)
TT
1 77 T : WxTT
to ST.v .. 1
'if' . ; r - 'i
OLD TOWN INDIANS ON THE WAY FROM SAMARCAND TO THE SEA
They put their canoe into the Lumbee about eight miles from Pinehurst and ended the trip at Georgetown, South Caro lina
    

Page Text

This is the computer-generated OCR text representation of this newspaper page. It may be empty, if no text could be automatically recognized. This data is also available in Plain Text and XML formats.

Return to page view