Sport: Top Topplers Toppled

Chicago's gilded old Auditorium, built for the voices of Caruso and Adelina Patti, echoed last week with the contralto exclamations of bowling pins. The best bowler in the U.S., 46-year-old Johnny Crimmins of Detroit, was trying for the national match-game championship. During the year, he had won 15 major tournaments, averaged 207 pins per game, earned $5,000 in prizes. He was out to beat 33-year-old Ned Day, who had held the title since 1938.

Champion Ned Day has practically retired from tournament play. In partnership with Comedian Harold Lloyd (Hollywood's best bowler)...

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