Sport: Tennis Ball Row

Two makes of tennis ball were considered for use at the French Olympics next July. One was American, one English. The committee chose the American. French players protested. They said it was unfair, since they were more accustomed to the English make. The committee 'denied that the English make was more common on the Continent, and refused to change its decision.

To the charge that Americans were seeking advantages, the committee replied : "Americans need no favors. They will be able to look out for themselves without undue privileges."


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