Sport: Tennists on Tour

Gaunt, graceful William Tatem Tilden II strode out on the green canvas floor of Manhattan's Madison Square Garden one night last week, and smiled his satisfaction upon the galleries. There was plenty to smile about, for not one seat in the huge house was vacant. A crowd of 16,000. biggest ever to attend a U. S. tennis match, had paid $30,125 to get in. Of that sum the Garden collected $10,500. Mrs. William Randolph Hearst's Free Milk Fund for Babies got $3,760. Promoter Tilden, his business manager William O'Brien, and Ellsworth Vines, his...

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