Sport: Pastime Into Profession

To the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association, William O'Brien is Public Enemy No. 1. For the past four years U.S.L.T.A. has watched Mr. O'Brien woo away from amateurism the cream of the nation's tennis crop. Last year his prize catch was Ellsworth Vines. With Vines, William Tilden, Bruce Barnes and Vincent Richards, Promoter O'Brien played 75 towns and cities, taught the public to like professional tennis exhibitions, grossed $243,000 from 352,412 customers. But no theatrical producer puts on the same thing year after year. Casting about for a new act to liven up...

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