Sport: Merry Festival

To the majority of U. S. citizens, Hi-Li is the childish pastime of bouncing a rubber ball off the face of a wooden paddle. But those who have ever spent a night in Miami or Havana know that "high lie" is the way you pronounce the Cuban national game, spelled jai alai and played by scooping the ball in mid-air with shallow wicker baskets and hurling it against the walls of a long concrete court.

Last week, Boxing Tsar Mike Jacobs, Theatrical Producer Lee Shubert and Jai-Alai Promoter Richard Berenson pooled their backgrounds and bank...

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