Sport: Grand Old Girl

At squash, Eleonora Sears is some punkins. Reputedly the first woman to play squash racquets in the U. S. (in 1918, she demanded that Boston's men's clubs let her play on their courts, house rules or no house rules), the rich Boston Brahmin, great-great-granddaughter of Thomas Jefferson and heiress to a big New England shipping fortune, has been going great guns ever since.

In 1928, when enough women took up the game to make competition exciting, Eleo (as she is known in swish circles) won the first national squash racquets championship for women. The...

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