Sport: Abdication

Not for many was it news last week that a freckled, redheaded, 23-year-old son of a California laundryman had abdicated the throne of amateur tennis, had turned in his four-titled crown for $75,000 in cash. For the past two months it has been common knowledge that Donald Budge, champion of Australia, France, England and the U. S., would sign with Jack Harris (front man for Wilson Sporting Goods Co.) for an indoor barnstorming tour this winter. Last week the papers were signed. Starting January 3, Budge will display his talents opposite Ellsworth...

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