Because of the War last week:
> Finland halted preparations for the 1940 Olympic Games scheduled to be held at Helsingfors next summer, pondered their cancelationjust as the 1916 Olympics, scheduled for Berlin, were called off because of World War I. Although Germany was mum on the subject last week, sportsmen the world over took it for granted that the 1940 Winter Olympics were off. They had been awarded to Germany's Garmisch-Partenkirchen after Japan had chucked them, along with the summer Olympics, because of the "incident" in China.
> Highways Minister A. Stirling MacMillan of Nova Scotia quickly reeled in the third annual International Tuna Matchesbetween teams of British, French, Belgian, Cuban and U. S. fishermenslated to take place off Wedgeport, N. S. last week.
> The British Professional Golfers Association called off this year's Ryder Cup matches (between U. S. and British pros), No. i international event on the golf calendar, scheduled at Florida's Ponte Vedra Beach course in November.
> All British race meetings for 1939 were scratched, including next month's Cesarewitch Stakes, basis of the third and last of this year's Irish Hospital Sweepstakes for which some $10,000,000 has already been pooled. Ticket holders, however, will still get a run for their money in some form of drawing for prizes.
> U. S. hockey fans wondered if they would be able to watch their favorite sport this winter. Since 90% of the National Hockey League players are Canadians, it was unlikely that the League could fulfill its schedule (starting Nov. 2) with Canada at war.