Sport: Lawn Bowlers

Few sports are more ancient than lawn bowling. It was played in 12th-Century England and by the time of Henry VIII had provoked such a riotous fever of ambling that even that riotous monarch put it down by law. First notable U. S. player was George Washington, who had a bowling green* at Mount Vernon. A fresh-air cousin of indoor bowling, lawn bowling, recently revived, is nowadays a decorous game which appeals chiefly to oldsters, who find its 3½ lb. bowl (ball) easier to handle than the 16-lb. indoor ball. Last week 160 of...

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