Sport: She-Shark

Pool shark is a title distasteful to most women. But Ruth ("Lefty") McGinnis, 30-year-old daughter of a Honesdale, Pa. barber, is proud of her ability with a cue. When she was only ten, little Ruthie could pocket 15 balls in succession,, barnstormed with Champion Ralph Greenleaf as an "added attraction" to his act. A few years ago, during an exhibition on a substandard table (4½ by 9), Miss McGinnis made a run of 128. World's record on a standard table (5 by 10) is 126.

Last month, tired of solo performances, Ruth McGinnis accepted an invitation to compete for the New York...