Sport: The Four

Six U.S. tennis stars had made the 7,800-mile trip to Melbourne, but only four could play. This week the four were picked who will represent the U.S. week after next in the Davis Cup finals against the Australians. Easygoing Jack Kramer seemed a cinch for the No. 1 singles berth.

The other three: Ted Schroeder, Frank Parker, Gardnar Mulloy. Just who would be in the singles or doubles was anybody's guess. Left off: San Francisco's brilliant but erratic Tom Brown, unpredictable Billy Talbert (see PEOPLE).


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