Sport: Midge & Her Man

Thirteen years ago a pert, pretty 14-year-old California girl named Marjorie Gladman watched with interest her first tennis match. She thought it "an awfully nice game," coaxed her father for a racket. Four years later, under famed Coach Mercer Beasley, she wielded it with such proficiency that she won the National Girls' Championship. In 1928 she met John Van Ryn who, just out of Princeton, was winning recognition on the courts as a "giant-killer." By talking shop at tournament after tournament, they became fond of each other. In 1930 they were married.

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