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THE MANCHESTER GUARDIAN, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1952 3 Golf SCOTLAND DEFEATS ENGLAND Welsh Hold Irish in Exciting Match From our Golf Correspondent Troon, Friday. In the amateur international golf matches here to-day Scotland defeated England 9-6 and Ireland and Wales finished all square. The championship now depends on the singles to-morrow morning between Ireland and Scotland. Ireland must win six of these to draw level with Scotland over the whole tournament and retain the championship she won in 1950. When the foursomes began this morning the wind had moved some points to the north and although it still was strong the violence and rain of yesterday were gone. The outward down-wind holes needed careful iudgment for the second shots, while coming home good clean hitting was necessary. In fact it was an admirable testing day. There obviously was not going to be much between England and Scotland in the foursomes. Millward. however uncertain he may look in method, is a greatly improved golfer and has reached a consistency of striking and scoring of which previously he did not seem capable. He and Jones, whose steadiness in internationals is almost legendary, made a fine top partnership in beating McGregor and Wilson and finished strongly. A great No. 2 iron shot by Jones to the short fourteenth put his side ahead, and although England were twice in the rough at thenext hole Millward hit a fine saving iron shot and Jones almost sank a long putt for a win. The sixteenth was playing long, but after Jones had missed a green with England's third McGregor struck a noble iron from the rough to within seven yards of the hole Then Millward chipped dead for the half. Wilson was not in form. He missed the seventeenth green and after McGregor had played a fine pitch England got down well in two from the edge of the green for the match. Wilson later made ample amends by producing unbeatable figures against Pearson. Langley Erratic Two games were disappointing for England. Langley was not his excellent self that was to come later which was hard on Rawlinson, who had played splendidly in every game. Both Blair and Cater were a little scratchy, but Langley was not putting well and missed several fairways Micklem and Caldwell were one down on the last tee, but Micklem had a simple chip over a bunker to the last hole for a possible win. Alas, he hit the ball feebly into the bunker. Langley found his finest form just in time In his single with Blair, who stood three up on the ninth tee. Langlev won the next two holes, and the eleventh turned the match. Langley, who had driven into the rough, was only just past Blair's drive with his second shot, but Blair mishit the delicate pitch over that insidious bank, and shanked his next. Langlev pitched well and holed the putt, and that was a swing of two holes. Plaving perfectly. Langlev won three of the next four for the match. England still had hopes of victory, for Micklem gained a notable win over Kyle and Rawlinson. still hitting the ball beautifully, was in command all the wav against Williamson. But there, apart from Brou?h, who just had the edge in a tight match with McArthur, England's successes ended. Probably the best golf has been played by Morgan who has won all his five matches and given Wales a splendid lead every day. He played the last six holes of his game with Carr to-day perfectly. TO-DAY'S FOOTBALL PROGRAMME Association Klclts-oir at 3 p m except where stated FIRST DIVISION. Blackpool v Charlton Athletic. TardiJI City v Stoke City 13 15). Chelsea v. Wolver-hamuton Wanderers. Derby Countv v Arsenal. Manchester United v Sunderland. Middlesbrmmh v Bolton Wanderers Newcastle United v Manchester Cit (3 15) Portsmouth v Aston V:ila. Sheffield Wednesday v Preston North End. Tottenham Hotspur y Bum'ey 15 15) West Bromwich Alb.on v Liverpool SECOND DIVISION. Birmingham Citv v Southampton. Blackburn Rovers v Huddenneld"Town. Bury y Brentford Everton v Doncaster Rovers (3 15) I Hull citv v Sheffield United (3 15) Leeds United v Leicester City. Lincoln City v Bams3ev. Luton Town v Notts Countv. Nottingham Forest v Swansea To a n PHmouth Antvle v West Him United (3 15) Rotherham United v Fulham THIRD DIVISION (SOUTH) Bournemouth and Boscombe Athietic v Southend United Brstol Rovers v. Exeter City. G'llineham v Norn'ch Citv (3 15) Ipswich Town v. Brighton and Hnve Albion. Leytnn pr'ent v Newport countv (3 15). Millwall v Coventry Citv (3 15). Northampton Tows v Crystal Palare. Queens Park Ranaers v. Sw ndon Town (3 151 Read'ni v Watford (3 75). Shrewsburv Town v A'dershot (3 15) To-nuav Un'ted v Bristol Cits (3 15) Walsall v Colchester Un'ted THIRD DIVISION (NORTH). Accrincton Stanley Grinwbv Town. Bradford Citv v Rochdale (3 1 si Chr.ster v Hir"epooi.s United (3 1 5) Chesterfield v Trmmere Rovers (3 15) Crene Alet-mrtra v Southonrt Halifax Town v Barrow w-msfl-M Town " w.rt'!,n?m Oldham Athletic v Bradford. Port Vale Z-.Sl'"' ,-Pn,tfd J."5' Srijptho-pe Cnlt-rt v gatesnead (3 15) Stockport Countv v Darl'mrton Work'ncton v York Citv SrTSIf!a "MltJE (DIVISION A). Aberdeen v Celtic Clvde v Dundee Falkirk v Esst Fife (3 15) Hirts v Mrd-fcnl!rns Motherwp'l v H'h"m!an Queen of the South v Part'ck Th.stle Ralth Rovers v St Mr-en Rinters v Third Lanark SrOTTISH I.EAODE (DIVISION B). A blon Rovers v Stenhousemuir. Alloa Athlete v Arb-oath .sr Un'ted v Dumbirton Dundee United v Cowdenbeath Dun'ermllne Athletic v Stirling Mb'on. Forf.i- Mh'et'c v St Johnstone Morton v Hamilton Academicals Oucn s Pirk v Knmamonk ? yp Fim guallfylnr Round). Moreramtie v Pl.?L.H"u?!;, . N5'h"nerd v. Bacup Boroueh. Clltheroe v Fleetwood. Buncoueh v I ancaster Citv Mnsslcy v. I.vrham Horwich R M I v Chorlev Ashtnn United v Skelmersdale Rossenrtale United v Daruen. 5oi;.t! T -,N,CW BrBhtn Presrot Cables v Flint Town United. Ellesmere Port Ton v Smith Llvernool Binioi c tv v SI Helens Town Micclesip:d v Cons'e- 7aV Northwlch V.ctora W nsford On red Sta'vbr.dse Celtic v Hvde Un 'ed die SHIRK COUNTV lElGI'K. Buxton i Rrtvl Tranraere "'vers T Crewe Alexandra Well nctcn run vaie w.uon A.o on v rexharp v s-tockport Countv Chester USTtSHIRE OIVTM-R IEM'.I'E Bury GSOB v. Bl-ickbitrn TC. Bolton Wvresdale v. Old Mancunians. Manchester V M n a v Rn.u A.,, ....... Rochdale St Clements v Whallev Range M'ddleton rmitcur v vjnornoxi-cuni-Haray tuiwooa v o.n Boltontans. Oldham Hulmeians v Manchester University Broughton Amateurs v Old Chorlevians Burnles Belvedere v old Burmunlans. Burnley GSOB v Alnsdale Hesketh Park. Burn'ey Mun. Coll v South-Rn" Leyland Road. Old Blackbu'nlans v Bolton C G S o B . Old Farnworthlsns v Old Sladians. Old Rossendalians v Preston G S O.B Old Glossopians v Old T-atfordians Lymm G-S OB v W'gan O S.O B . Old Chorltomans r N Manchester H S O B . Old Altrlnrhamians v Burnae H S O B.. RadclitTe Amateurs v. Chadderton GSOB Ashton GSOB Old Moston ans H'ndley O S O B v Manchester I tTSHIRE D CHESHIRE AM TEUR j-I- t.l K First Olv sinn- Monton Amateurs v Old Crniston an- Old stocnnians v Royton Amateurs East Chor.ton v Cheadle Hulme. M.E C v Old Stretford-ans J'd Stopford'ans v Bradford Parish R.isho me v Cheadie Heath Nomads Second Dlrlilon: tJ.d Xavenanj. v W gan M and T College O.d Bedians v Chapelmnor Cepea Amateurs v Satford Naliru Old Flixton'ans v Old Stand ans Styal v West r'isbur Bramhall v More Soc.etv LANCASHIRE WI VTF.UR CfP (Prellromar. Molina) Old Olosbop ins v Hevwood GSOB Har-. sons Gym Oldham H S O B . Vdermere v A hton GSOB Mo-ecambe GSOB v Old Ashtcn ans LANCASHIRE COMBIN TION.-Barrow . Accrlni-ton Stanley, Rocndaie v. Oldham Athletic STANDARD SALOON 695 plus Purchase Trx. -SALOON DE LUXE 775 pint Purchase TVx. Comprehensive Stocks of Jowett Spares. UPPER BROOK ST. MANCHESTER 13 Tel.: ARDwick 4361-7. 'Crams : Luxurious. Although he usually out-drove Morgan by as much as 40 yards, Carr was not at his best : his golf seemed a little stale and tired. Morgan putted extremely well and took the lead with a lovely putt on the twelfth. He won the fifteenth with two superbly struck shots hard into the wind and a fine pitch. Carr tried a prodigious hit up the sixteenth for his second, topped it, and was done. Once again the chance of watching Glover was eminently worth while. With the possible exception of Caldwell, he is almost certainly the best young amateur in Britain, and a place in next year's Walker Cup team should not be beyond his powers nor the reckoning of the selectors. Glover has all the typical Irishman's cheerful aggressive ideals CARD OF THE COURSE Hole. yards. S S S. Hole YsrrJs. 8 S.3. 1 .. 355 ... 10 ... 436 ... 4 2 ... 372 ... 4 11 ... 326 .. 4 3 .. 378 ... 4 12 .. 385 .. 4 4 ... 443 ... 4 13 ... 400 .. 4 5 .. 180 ... 3 14 .. 170 .. 3 6 .. 5RO ... 5 15 ... 4S0 .. 5 7 .. 368 ... 4 16 ... 566 ... 3 8 .. 120 .. 3 17 ... 223 ... 3 9 .. 421 ... 4' 18 .. 410 ... 4 3.217 35 3 366 36 Total length: 6 583 yards. S S S. 71. towards a golfball. but, unlike most of them, he has a most beautifully balanced, powerful, and smooth swing. He also has a most likeable disposition and good temperament. Glover was the steadying influence in his foursomes with McCready, who probably has had too little competitive golf recently to play consistently in difficult conditions, though he pulled his single out of the fire against the stout-hearted Roberts mainly by a fine chip and putt on the seventeenth. Glover won his single in a game of much good golf against Tucker, another easy, fluent swinger. Then match after match came to the last green until Rice and Coulter contrived a most exciting finish. Ireland needed a half from this game for victory, but Coulter, faced with an eight-foot putt to prevent this, calmly holed it, riuch to the jubilation of his captain and countrvmen. Wales once more had given Ireland an uncomfortable afternoon. P. W. T. SCOTLAND (9) T. ENGLAND (6) Foursomes (English first!: E B. Millward fPern-wn aS? i. w JSae5. 'Koral Btrkdale) beat J C. Wlhon (Cawder) and R C McOrMor (Western). 2 t ,P- tenitcv (Stoke Pouesl and D Rawlinson isouthuort and A-nsdale) lost to D. A Blair l Sa'rn, and J. R Cater ( Wllllamwood) 3 and 2: G H llcklem (Wlderneae) and I Ca'dwell (Walton Hath lost to F. Dear (Carnoust.el and W McArthur iCarnnnptlQ) 2 down M J Pearson (Llverooob and S Broueh rsandmoorl lot to s B Williamson (Royal Burs-isi and J R McKay (Frestwlck St Nicholas). "and 3. I Ft Pate.v (Sandlwav) and A Thlrlwe'l (Gosforthl beat A T. Kyle ISandmoor) and A Mack.nnon (Troon Portland!. 4 and 3 Scotland 3. England 2 Slneles (Scott'sh first): Dewar beat Millward 3 and i' ,? a;F 'I15' L J";'" , 3 and 2. M-Grpor beat Hold jrell. 5 and 3 Kvle Inst to Micklem 3 and 2: McKav beat. Jones. 3 and 2. Williamson lost to giw.lnson. a and 2: Wilson beat Pearson. 6 and 4: Cater beat Pate. 1 up: McArthur lost to Bromth. 2 and 1. McKinnon beat Thirlwell. 3 and 2 Scotland 6. England 4. IREL1ND (712) . WALES (7I2) foursomes (Irish first) S M McCready (Dun-murryi and J Glover (Queen's .University) lost to 1. . L Morgan, (Llandr.nod Wells) and W J Roberts (Liandudnoi 1 doivn, M. V Drew (Bangor) and M FereiiMin (Dunda'Kl beat A D Evans (Ross-on-Wve) md A A Duncan (Southerndoun). 1 up. J B Carr iSutton) and J c Brown (Tramore) beat S B Roberts (Prestatyn i and E Turner t Caernarvon). 6 1Sci 2',.w ,J J F'iscn (Malone) and B Donellan (Qunda'lt losi to W I Tucker (Monmouthshire) and A Marshman (Brecon). 4 and 3. M Power (Mus-kerry) and J H R ce (Tralee) beat G T Duncan (Royal Porthcawl) and J O Coulter (Caernarvonshire) i up Ire'and 3. Wales 2 SinuiM (Irish first) Drew halved with A A. Duncan Carr lost to Morean. 3 and 2. M Fersruson beat S B Roberts 6 and 4. McCready beat W J. Roberts 2 up Brown ist to Evans 1 down. Glover beat Tucker. 2 and 1. W J. J Ferguson beat G T Duncan, 1 up Donellan 'ost to Turner. 1 down. Power lost to Ma-shman. 3 and 1, Rice lost to Coulter. 1 own Ireland 412 Wales 5l2 Rugby League IL'STRALI NS' TOUR. St Helens v Australians NORTHERN RUGBY lEldl.E (31. Barrow y Hull KmgMon Rovers BaCey v Halifax. Castleford v. Kelch.ev Doncaster v Bradford Northern Hdddersfleld v Warrington Hull v Leigh Hunslet v Belle Vue Rangers Leeds v Oldham R,rhHa! TTn-n,... .. Swinton Salford v Liverpool Oity Wakefield Trinity . " ,tiici:iuuc tvovers wuitenaven v wianes Wigan v Bramlev York v Workington Town Rugby Union LANCASHIRE. CHESHIRE. AND NORTH-WEST. Ashton-on-Mersev v old Newtonians. 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Comfort is given by fine springing and exceptional roominess. WHY NOT ARRANGE FOR A DEMONSTRATION TO-DAY. Golf COTTON AND DALY ON TOP. Challenge Match T. H. Cotton (Royal Mid-Surrey) and F. Daly (Balmoral) beat A. D. Locke (S. Africa), the open champion, and E. Brown (Sandy Lodge) by 8 and 7 in their four-ball challenge match at Walton Heath yesterday. The winners, backed by the " News of the World," won 250 each and the losers, backed by the " Sunday Dispatch," received 100 each. Cotton and Daly were four up at the end of the first eighteen holes. For more than five hours in windy conditions Locke and his young partner had to play two men who dovetailed perfectly, and were undisturbed by the jostling crowd of 7,000 who raced round fairways and greens in their eagerness to see this protracted match. Locke will long remember this match, for he never won a single hole. Indeed after Brown, who delayed the start by arriving forty minutes late, had taken the first hole, he and Locke never won another. Locke never found his customary accuracy on the greens, and the only putt of any length which he holed all day was at the twenty-sixth where he sank a five-yarder for a four but saw Cotton halve from seven feet. It was obvious from the first few holes that Cotton and Daly, who were giving away more than a score of years, had the edge of their younger rivals. Daly in particular kept, in his own words, " rolling them in," and his putting was the crucial factor. Putts across the green from fifteen yards at the seventeenth for a birdie two and from six yards at the eighteenth for a birdie three in the first round enabled him to win these holes and end the round four up with a better-ball score of 68 to 72. Thereafter it seemed only a matter of time before Cotton and Daly won. They increased their lead to five at the nineteenth and to six at the twenty-fourth, where Daly sank another good putt and Locke and Brown took three putts from eight yards. Dalv finally clinched a memorable display with a birdie two at the twenty-ninth, making his earnings 1.000 in six days on the same course: a week ago to-day he won the British match-plav championship and a prize of 750. Cotton and Dalv had a better-ball score of 40 against 44 for the eleven holes of the second round. LANCASHIRE WOMEN'S SUCCESS Lancashire retained the English women's inter-county championship at Westward Ho ! yesterday adding victories over Somerset and Worcester to that won over Surrey on Thursday. Details : Lancashire v. Somerset (Somerset Sratl. LadT Katharine Cairns beat Miss F. Stephens. 1 up, Mrs G Lovell lost to Mr B Newton. 6 and 4: Miss S. Taylor beat Miss M Barron, 3 and 2: Miss a. M Davtes lost to Miss A. Philips, 7 and 5: Mrs P. R. Brown los to Mrs Soulby 6 and 5; Mrs E Tillett lost to Mrs Ferguson 5 and 3; Miss B Papworth lost to Mrs Morland. 8 and 6 Surrey t. Worcestershire (Surrey first) Miss J Blsgcod beat Miss M Fyshe. 4 and 3; Miss E Price bea- Miss M. Hampson. 5 and 3; Mrs C. A. Barclay beat Mrs J B Challon. 5 and 4: Miss M Gourlay lost to Mrs G. P. Chamberlain. 3 end 2; Miss S. McCIoughry beat Mrs B C Kirk, 2 and 1: Miss E. Johnston beat Mrs It. Ker. 4 and 3: Miss M. Glide-well beat Mrs Elliott. 9 and 7. Lancashire v. Worcestershire (Lancashire first) M'ss Stephens beat Miss Fj'she. 4 and 3: Mrs Newton tost to Miss Hampson. 1 down: Miss Barron lost to Mrs Challon. 2 and 1. Miss Phillips beat Mrs Chamberla.n. 7 and 6: Mrs Soulby beat Mrs Kirk, 4 and 5. Mrs Ferguson lost to Mrs Ker at the 21st: Mrs Mor'and beat Mrs R Crooke 8 and 6 Surrey v. Somerset (Surrey first). Miss Bissaod beat Lady Kathar'ne Cairns. 3 and 2: Miss Price beat Mrs Lovell. 7 and 5: Mrs Barclay beat Miss Taylor. 3 and 1: Miss Gourlay lost to Miss Davles. 4 and 3: M'ss McCIoughry beat Mrs Brown at the 21st: Miss GUdewell beat Mrs T.llett. 4 and 3 Mrs D. L. Taylor beat Miss Papworth 7 and 5 Association Football BLACKPOOL WELL PLACED With midweek matches over for First Division clubs until the new year, the leading Football League teams now have a full week between games to get injured players fit. The significance of this is underlined by the case of Blackpool, who found Mortensen suffering from muscular rheumatism after their game last Saturday but are able to announce an unchanged eleven against their visitors from Charlton. Blackpool, who will be at full strength, look one of the best-balanced sides in the country, and victory to-day may take them to the top of the table. They are only a point behind the leaders, Liverpool, who face a difficult task at West Bromwich Burnlev. who are in third nosition with Blackpool, have conceded only two goals in four away games without defeat and will not easily go down at xottennam. Botn teams have weakened sides, Burnley being without their international outside left. Elliott, and Tottenham lacking two internationals. Burgess and Willis, but having Walters back on the right wing. Chelsea expect to field an unchanged team for the fifth successive game, but Wolverhampton, tneir opponents move ohortnouse Irom right back to centre half, and will have Short. Smith, and Wilshaw in the side for the first time this season Newcastle United, Middlesbrough, and Manchester United will be defending unbeaten home records against Manchester Citv, Bolton Wanderers, and Sunderland. G. Robledo, Newcastle's leading scorer last season, nas Deen aroppea trom tne siae, but Milburn returns to centre forward ; McMichael displaces Batty at left back, Brennan returns at centre half, R. Davies takes Robledo's usual place at inside right, and Hannah partners Mitchell on the left Owing to injuries Carey cannot play for iviancnesier unnea against sunaeriana and Rowley is doubtful ; Chilton is expected to be at 'ight half, Jones at centre half, and Clempson at centre forward. Sunderland will be strengthened by the return of Shackleton. who has missed the last three games through an ankle injury. His inclusion at inside left enables Watson, who has been filling that position, to revert for the first time this season to his normal place at right half, for Aitken, a Scottish inter-nat.onal, who has a cold. The only other change is at left back, where Hedley is preferred to Hudgell Middlesbrough bring in Dicks at left Sack for the first time this season in their home match with Bolton. He replaces Corbett. Delapenha returns to outside right and Walker to outside left There are doubts about the fitness of Spuhler and Walker. Liverpool will still be without Jones, their centre half, for their visit to West Bromwich. Rugby League AUSTRALIANS AT ST HELENS At their best St Helens are capable of giving the Australian Rugby League team a good run for their money this afternoon, but they will be handicapped probably by injuries which seem likely to keep out Cale. Gulhck, and Parsons. The Australians have picked what is probably almost their full Test team. Warrington again are engaged in what should be the best Northern Rugby League match, this time at Huddersfield. Warrington will have Helme back again at standoff half, and their all-round strength forward may just turn the 'scales in their favour. Oldham's visit to Headingley should provide another good game. Oldham have not found their best in recent games hut will be hard to beat. Wigan's forwards showed improvement against the Australians, but they will still be badly handicapped by injuries in making their final selection of a side to play Bramlev. Bradford Northern have a hard task at Doncaster, for both last season and this they have found the new club most difficult to hold, let alone beat. Rochdale may gain valuable points against Swinton unless Blan improves their visitors' back-play in the centre. LACROSSE FIXTURES D-s!e? , Old 1 Waconlons. Healon iaersey t StoSport MsgchfsWr University T. OW Mancunians, affirton v Boardmaj and Eccfa. Stcotid DiTialon: Sootb Man- Urmbton OA Hulmeians A t. Mellor A. Oheadle A . Heaton Mersey Qui Id. Old Wacmlana A i Old Stopfordlami Third DiTidon: Rochdale Manchester UniTersiry A. Manchester Grammar SchoofrSouth Mancnester and Wytiwnshawe A. Old Hulmeians Xitra A t Ashton A. trrmston A t. Cheadle HutaT A. Stockport Grammar School t. Onerton A rrrth mrlsfpn: Old Stoplordlans A t. Manchester Grammar School Second, swdeport A t. Cheadle B. Beaton Mersey Guild A v. Ormston B. CSwrltonA t Dlsley A. Finn DiTliion: Urmston C t OldhMnand Werneth K. Old Stoplordiaos B . Ashton B. wemetn a. United State marine landing on Skagen beach, watched by member of the Danish Home Guard, during the NJV.T.O. Exerciae Mainbrace. An article on MaSnbrace appears on page 6 POLICEMAN'S ORDER TO MOVE CAR WAS NOT ' REASONABLE Man Who Picked Up Family Outside Station British Railways failed yesterday in a summons against a motorist, who stopped outside Exchange Station, Manchester, to pick up two children and a quantity of luggage from the pavement a couple of yards away. He was told by a railway constable that he could not stop there but refused to move, saying it was " Sheer persecution." The defendant, George Leonard Brown, insurance official, of Heyscroft Road, Withington, was summoned for " placing his car on railway property otherwise than in accordance with the reasonable direction of a railway servant." In dismissing the summons the stipendiary magistrate (Mr Leslie Walsh) said " It was not a reasonable direction." Brown denied that he received any direction at alL He said he arrived by train from his holiday in Wales with two young children, three suitcases, and a model aeroplane. As the station was crowded he left the children with the luggage on the pavement outside the ticket barrier entrance while he went to collect his car from a citv car nark to take them home. When he returned he found several cars, which afterwards proved to be taxis, drawn up at the pavement. He pulled up alongside them and as his son shouted "Hullo, dad." and started to Swimming WARDROP TWINS IN FORM The Wardrop twins both did well when the Amateur Swimming Association's championships were continued at Hove yesterday. R. Wardrop won the 100 yards backstroke, deposing J. Brockway. the champion fof the last four years, and then two races later J. Wardrop took the 220 yards free-style championship, breaking A.S.A. and British native records for the second time this week with 2min. llsec. The twins will be lost to British swimming for four years at the end of next month. They go to the United States to study at Michigan University. At night J. Wardrop won the 440yd. freestyle. Results : Men's 100 Yards Backstroke (Final). 1. R. Wardrop (Motherwell); 2, J Brodcway (Malndee, Newport), holder: 3. D. Andrews (York City): 60 4sec. Women's 100 Yards Free-style Qualified lor Final A. Barnwell (Worthing). 62 4sec: J Botham (South Manchester). 62 6sec; L. Preece (Wal'asey), 62.8sec : P M. Linton (Malndee. Newport), 63.4sec: M Girvan (Motherwell). 63 4sec : D. Oliver (Darlington), 63osec Women's 200 Yards Breaststrolce (Final) 1, T. O. Gordon (Hamilton), holder; 2, V. Harris (Plaistow)' 3. D M. Tumbull iCheam). 2m'.n 43sec. Men's 220 Yards Free-style (Final) 1, J C Wardrop (Motherwell) 2. P Head (lllord): 3. T. D Welsh (Galashiels): 2mm 11 Zsec ASA and British native record. ,... Men's 440 Yards Free-style. Final- 1. J C. Wardrop (Motherwell): 12. R. C Sreenan (Dundeel; 3. F. R. Botham (Sparlchlll): 4mln 47 2sec Wnmn' inn Varrtc Rck-Ktrnlee Final- M G McDowaU (Kilmarnock). 2. P. R Musgrove (York City); 3 J P Symons (Northumberland): 69 8sec Girls' 100 Yards Free-style Final- 1 F Ewart (Hastings): 2. D J. Heap (Lowermoor); 3 C M. Men'n Club Free-style Relay Championship. Qualified for final Penguin Leander. otter. York utty. sparcniu (Birmingham). Button ana uneam LETTERS TO THE tfDITOR ATHLETICS To the Editor of the Manchester Guardian Sir, As a member of the A.A.A. and a supporter of athletics. I wonder whether "An Athletics Secretary," in his letter on September 20. and others' do an unintentional but real disservice to the cause by over-emphasising the importance of the Olympic Games and failing to mention the qualities of self-discipline, fitness, and character which the sport may develop. There is much evidence to show that the general standard in schools is improving. It will do so more quickly by ta) an increase of teachers who are able to assist the specialist in physical education with coaching, (b) the conversion of some head teachers to give athletics a fairer chance, (c) improved facilities largely a matter of national economy. The improvement is due to wider courses at training colleges and universities, the work of A.A.A. and C C.P.R. coaches, local education authority organisers, and others. Headmasters will be converted only when they are persuaded that athletics1 develop qualities of body and spirit comparable to those claimed for the major team games or other activities with little individual prize or renown, rne continued existence 01 local handicap events and of unqualified coaches, over-eaaer to enter vounssters in this type of competition, is a bad influence in this respect. I doubt whether heads will be influenced much by the narrow aim of a few more gold medals at Melbourne. The j To the Editor of the Manchester Guardian Sir, The letter from "An Athletics Secretary " on September 20 is in my view likely to do far more harm than good to his cause. It voices the dangerous idea that physical education in schools should be directed towards the production of Olympic champions. No thoughtful teacher with any idea of the aims of physical education and its effect upon growing boys and girls would be persuaded to introduce athletics into his or her school by insistence upon this aim. Physical education in schools should be directed towards the attainment of a well-balanced, healthy, and co-ordinated personality. I do not believe for one moment that either headmistresses or teachers of girls' physical education consider field sports to be unladylike. The adducing of this old-fashioned objection makes me suspect that " An Athletics Secretary has not fully discussed and understood the reasons why athletics are not more generally practised in girls' schools. My own feeling, from many years' experience in physical education, is that athletics can and do appeal to many, and may prove to have a valuable place in the curriculum. But the excessive practice of any one of them with its specialised and often unilateral effect upon the adolescent body must be regarded most carefully by those responsible, not for the winning of championships but for the whole well-being of children in their care. Yours &c. Joyce O'Dwyer. Education Office, Dudley, Worcs, ' September 20. come out betwejan the cars, a railway policeman came up and said." You can't stop there." He tried to explain that he was only picking up the children and luggage, a matter of a minute, but the constablt persisted that he must move and a sergeant who came up to see what was wrong told the constable to book him for obstruction. "SHEER PERSECUTION" " I told the sergeant : ' I am not moving, this is sheer persecution,' " Brown said. " When they said I would be reported I told them, ' Report it if you want, I will gladly defend myself.' " At no time was he told where he could move the car to and in any event the attitude of the police was so ridiculous that he would not have moved. Even with the argument he was only stopped for four minutes ; he was causing no obstruction and no car came up during the time. Constable Humphrey Parry, who alleged that the car stopped in front of a taxi rank in such a position that empty taxis coming to join the rank would have" been obstructed, said he directed Brown to a car park ten yards away. Replying to Mr Royle, defending, he agreed that the by-laws permitted cars to stop to pick up passengers but said he did not know when he spoke to Brown what his intentions were or how long he intended to stop. Lawn Tennis GONZALES RETAINS HIS TITLE R. Gonzales, the 24-year-old Californian, completed a second lawn tennis hat-trick in 24 hours when he won the international professional indoor singles championship for the third year running at the Empire Pool Wembley, last night. On Thursday he had retained his doubles title, for the third year in succession. It was a near thing last night, however, for he lost the first two sets to J. Kramer, the 1947 Wimbledon champion, before winning a great final, lasting two hours, by 3-6, 3-6, 6-2, 6-4, 7-5. In the deciding set Kramer led 4-1, but Gonzales took his opponent's service in the seventh game and went on to square at four-all. They were still on terms two games later, and then came the tense drama of the eleventh game. With Kramer serving, seven deuces were called before Gonzales scored the winning point, and he held his own service in the next game for the match. NO BOMB IN CATHEDRAL Members of a Royal Engineers bomb disposal squad who have been excavating in the ruins of Coventry Cathedral are satisfied that there is no unexploded bomb there. The squad has dug down to a depth of ten feet and reached solid rock. (Continued from page 6) IN SCHOOLS popular press is to be criticised for describing the performance of the British team as a failure (This charge does not, of course, include " L M." of the " Manchester Guardian," whose review of the prospects and results was well documented and assessed Surely the team's worth lay in the fact that Bannister and many others were able to combine top-class performance with a socially valuable and time-consuming career, and this, no doubt, remains the ideal of many teachers who are more concerned with producing, at the risk of sounding smug or sentimental, balanced personalities than that Britain should be represented by full-time " shamateurs." Once the Olympic Games become professional they will have lost the ideals of their modem founder. " Athletics Secretary " does not say whether the athletics successes were gained in addition to, or at the expense of, cricket results. His statement and Mr Heatley s are merelv akin to savins that the Americans do badly at hockey in the Olympics because they play too much basketball. If either could tell headmasters how, with the present staffing facilities, British climate, and public examinations, they are to cater for the varied needs and physiques of all their pupils he would have solved pne of the main problems in physical education. Its solution will produce more and better athletes. Success in international competition may well be a pleasant by-product, but to many it will remain that, and not the ultimate aim. Yours &c. K. R Buit. 113 Cottingham Road. Hull. September 22. To the Editor of the Manchester Guardian Sir, The narrow interpretation of the term " athletics " and the frequency and advertising of meetings have some bearing on our performance in the Olympic Games. Many athletic meetings are no more than a collection of foot races beginning with the 100 yards and ending with the one-or three-mile race. How often does one see the long jump, high jump, pole vault, discus, javelin, shot and hammer listed, even in large towns like Manchester and Leeds ? " Athletics Secretary " will probably have a comprehensive collection of sports programmes for his area, and an analysis of the frequency of various events will supply him with the reason why schools do not encourage various forms of athletics, especially field events ; for their footballers, cricketers, and hockey players can adapt themselves to foot races with little trouble The remedy lies entirely in the hands of the organisers of sports meetings, for would-be competitors can only enter for the listed events. The frequency of competitions clearly has an important effect on training. An athlete cannot expect a weekly contest in his own town or district, and so travel is essential to secure competition practice. It would be a welcome innovation if some national body, before the opening of each season, would undertake to gather full details of every meeting to be neld in the country. This information could be put in the form of a handbook and sold to the interested public Yours &c Inez G. Hancock. 58 Albert Road, Manchester 19. LAYING DOWN AND TAKING UP AN ASPHALT CARPET " Interdepartmental Co-ordination It seems that the modern term "asphalt carpet," referring to the resurfacing material that is spread on stone setts to give an old road a new surface, is not such a flight 6f engineering metaphor after all. The road-repair men have been busy in Mill Street, in the Bradford district of Manchester, proving that, just like carpets at home, you can put one down and take it up again whenever you please. A reader, Mr W. Newth, of High Lane, near Stockport, wrote a letter to this paper noting that the Manchester Corporation Highways Department had done a good job " quickly and cleanly executed, but alas, within three days of completion another authority has deemed it a most suitable location on which to commence operations with pneumatic pick and shovel." A " Manchester Guardian " reporter found Mr Newth's statement correct. Half a dozen cheery Liverpool Irishmen were lifting the new carpet, digging out two feet of earth, putting down claypipe for telephone cable, and putting things back again. Relaying of the asphalt carpet will come after that, but this time the G.P.O. will pay, not the corporation.. " They ahtfays go at it the wrong way around," said one of the road gang in a rich County Wexford brogue. " It seems as if the wrong way is the right way, in a manner of speaking." Further inquiries showed that the corporation surveyor's department has a system for trying to anticipate this sort of double carpet-laying. When street surfacing is planned on a given roadway, a form called a clearance order goes to all the authorities that could possibly be concerned electricity, coal, gas, water, telephones, and so on advising them to make their minds up if they have any subterranean improvements planned for the near future. NOT SO FOOLISH In the case of Mill Street it looked at first as if someone had had a burst of inspiration after the carpet had been laid. But this, a high official of the corporation's survey department says, is not so. Indeed, behind the apparent foolishness on Mill Street lies a little-known saga of interdepartmental coordination, all designed in fact to save taxpayers' money. The tale told by this official leads the layman into a strange world of engineering jargon in which asphalt carpets seem to exhibit almost human characteristics- as they " marry," " settle down," and " make good." Taking first things first, the official began by explaining that the Manchester Corporation has a policy of INFATUATED WITH MENTAL PATIENT Nure 'Played with Fire' Mrs Clara Isobel Wilson (45) , of Walnut Crescent Wakefield, an unqualified assistant nurse at Oulton Hall Mental Hospital, near Wakefield, was fined 20 at Wakefield yesterday for assisting a mental patient to escape, secreting him. and assisting the patient to break the conditions of his parole licence. She pleaded guilty. Mr P. Barnes, for the Director of Public Prosecutions, said Wilson had four children ana worKea at tne nospitai wnere jonn Arthur Lund (33) who was said by a medical officer to have the mental capacity of a child of twelve was a patient. Wilson formed an attachment for the man. and thev wrote to each other secretly. Wilson told Lund on August 5. Mr Barnes added, that her husband had found one of his letters and was going to tell the matron. They travelled to Leeds together and spent the night in an hotel, registering as Mr and Mrs Wilson, but became short of money and decided to wallc back to wakeneld, where they arrived on August 9. Lund remained in hidine in a railway yard while Wilson went to her home where she was seen by the police but denied knowledge of Lund's whereabouts. Lund was seen running across a field and was returned to Oulton Hall. When questioned by the police Wilson replied : "I know what a fool I've been. I didn't ought to have done it I expect six months." In an alleged statement she said of Lund : " He told me what he would do to me if I gave him away." Mr H. Moxon, for the defence, said Wilson had told him that she had become infatuated with Lund and did not know how it came about. She had " played with fire " and became frightened because Lund told her that if she gave him away she would suffer. Her home life was finished as a result of her association with Lund and she would suffer a great deal in addition to any penalty which the Bench imposed. BUILDERS CALL FOR HIGHER LIMIT Repairing Old Houses Mr J. Ian Robertson, president of the National Federation of Building Trades Employers, said at Sunderland last night that he hoped when the Minister of Works reviewed the amount that could be spent on building works without a licence he would remember that the repair of old houses was a vital matter, not only to builders, especially those with small businesses and their operatives, but to the many millions Who lived in houses which unless given prompt repairs would become uninhabitable. " Licence-free limits could be swept away, or at any rate raised very substantially, without any injurious effect on very urgent work. All our information goes to show that the last increase has made little or no difference to such work," said Mr Robertson. ANGLO-U.S. EXCHANGE OF TEACHERS The British Committee for the Interchange of Teachers between the United Kingdom and- the United States is now inviting United Kingdom teachers to apply for inclusion in the 1953-4 group. The committee hopes to arrange for a hundred teachers to exchange posts with a similar number from the United States. Teachers from this country will receive a grant of 225 from the Ministry of Education, the -Scottish Education Department, or the Ministry of Education for Northern Ireland. In addition the Fulbright Commission will make grants to cover the cost of the outward and return sea passage between Southampton and New York. Teachers wishing to apply should write to the committee at Concord House, 11 Charles Street, London W. 1. Forms should reach there by November 15. MANCHESTER CATHEDRAL S&tardar. 8 m.: Holy Communion. 11 m.: ati xn a m KvnTutnn: wesler In S: Anthem. ' Qnd Is our nope nd streoitb " (Greene). BHnAmw UlTtlMith fllinilH m1tT TriUltT) . 9 A.m.: Psalm 86 (Cburt 85) ; Te Oeum and Benedict as: Nonle in A minor: nymn z-lo. -recacr, ic Selwyn Beali. M.A.. BD., Archdeacon of Manchester. 11 30 Holy Communion; Rowley to A minor; mtroii. tarmac us mi peace iwMeauiw , u 199. 311 (1). 520 (EH. 301). 3 30 pm.:,Een-sons; Pealm 90: Wealey In S; Anthem. " Ood li , ow hope and rtrencm " (oreenej: nrranj ii, j.j, o--. Preacher, the Rer. Canon o. A. Deakin. B-Sc. 1 p.m.: ZTenlnt- Service (VoMntarr Choir); Psjlm 12 (Chant 26)7llanincat (Chant 131); Nunc Dlmlols; hymns (from B.B.C. Hymn book) io, g7. 133 w. ap-y. 4Z6 (St Clement); Preacher, the R-ibt Rer. W. V. L. Qreer. M.A., D.D.. lord Bishop of Manchester (Service attended by Freshmen of Manchester University). going over the old-fashioned roadways that were built with stone setts many years ago and giving them a new waterproof surface. Stretches that are subject to heavy traffic get Grade A treatment, a thick, lush carpet of genuine asphalt. .Lesser-travelled arteries get Grade B, a modest macadamising. And ones like Mill Street get Grade C, a tar spray with gravel chipping, which costs only about one-sixth per yard as much as the full asphalt treatment. This spray is less than an inch thick, but serves the main purpose, which is to prevent winter rains from percolating in between the setts, a process that would eventually necessitate the complete rebuilding of the road. In the case of Mill Street the corporation was well aware through the interdepartmental notification system that the G.P.O. would be coming around and ripping up a trench almost as soon as the spraying was finished, but they decided to go ahead anyway. The reason, the official explains, is that the spraying programme depends on making maximum use of summer weather and available supplies of tar and chipping as they come to hand. Had the spraying been delayed until the Post Office had finished laying conduits, the job would have had to be put over until spring. This would have meant a delay of six to nine months, during which time the winter rains would have done more damage to the roadway through percolation than is currently being done by the pneumatic drills, and the net cost to the taxpayers would have been greater. FOOTING THE BILL As to the financial side of things, the bill for the present uprooting of the roadway goes to the G.P.O., which must put everything back as it found it, after the new conduits for its East Exchange extension programme have been put in place. The strip involved is about eighteen inches in width. In some places the men can dig up the paving stones of the -footpath instead of disturbing the road, and this is being done wherever feasible. , Spokesmen for the corporation and G.P.O. both explained the workings of the co-ordination system, which operates through so-called clearance orders. Advance notices of intention to dig are sent out at the beginning of the year by the various authorities concerned, and these are followed up closer to the actual time by a second notice. The system has been going for some years, but was made official with the passing of the Public Utilities Street Works Act, 1930. This statute also requires that once a pipe or conduit has been laid it cannot be disturbed for two years, except in unusual circumstances. FUSILIERS SEEK 200 R.A.F. MEN And 48 Tired Officers From our Military Correspondent Salisbury Plain, Friday. To-night 50 Infantry Brigade, one of the three infantry brigades formed this summer, is holding its first brigade exercise. About five hundred men from the second battalions of the Lancashire Fusiliers and the Royal Welch Fusiliers are being deployed over five square miles of the plain to try to catch an enemy force of air crew and parachutists assumed to have been shot down. The enemy consists of two hundred R.A.F. men, who are passing through the area on an exercise of their own, and 48 young Army officers. The latter are from all arms and services, including the less obviously bellicose such as the Royal Army Educational Corps and the Royal Army Pay Corps. They have been mixed up and divided into teams of eight. Brigadier R. G. C. Poole, deputy commander. Salisbury Plain District, explained this afternoon that the object is to get young officers of all branches who do not know each other to work as teams. They are being taken in closed trucks by a circuitous route to a wood, where they will be dropped and given the map reference of a rendezvous about twelve miles away (as the crow flies but not, probably, as the young officers will W ctiiv f . CAUGHT SENT BACK' Thpir Prminmeant ic trrr rrtmnof.n.. a r " tyv t.uiuuaoaca ct team and a quarter-inch map, "compo " iaLiuus, sixpence in casn, a water-oottle, and .a torch for each officer. They have to reach the rendezvous by noon to-morrow, and any who are caught before midnight to-night will be sent back to start again. For the young officers the exercise examination of general military knowl- euse ana aten-gun ana rine snooting This afternoon they had motor-cycling tests over a sadistic circuit of bumps and a quickness test. The latter is an iuca uaeu uunug me war oy ongaaier Poole for training troops for service in ' ..w ...w. a,aiA catu other in broken country and settle the issue witn nows ana arrows, tne arrows being tipped with wads of cotton wool. The tests have no particular relevance to to-night's exercise, except to ensure that the officers will already be tired wnen laey arrive at tne wood. How depend on 50 Brigade. CULTURE & VOCATION " Fashionable Antithesis " False Sir James E. Myers, Director of the School of Education of Manchester University and chairman of the council of the Union of Lancashire and Cheshire Institutes, addressed the autumn convocation of the Textile Institute in Manchester yesterday on " Some Aspects of Education in Textile Technology." He said the scientist and technologist who, when he was more mature, recalled and developed his knowledge of literature and history would be greatly helped in his vocation. " To me." Sir James added, "the fashionable antithesis of culture and vocation is false." There was a tendency among some experts, he added, to admire what could be called scientific and to be rather patronising about what was empirical, but it was wise to use both and to remember that scientific research was the surest way to the greatest knowledge of materials and processes. Referring to the criticism that specialisation in science or technology tended to produce too materialistic a state of mind, he said it was by specialisation that- all study and research was supported, and it was after the period of specialisation that the critical period was reached. In all subjects there were some who were content to practise their scholarship in some degree of isolation, which was a great loss ; others related their interests and themselves to the work and thought of other people. During his Scottish tour King Feisal of Iraq yesterday visited Pitlochry and inspected the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board's Tummel-Garry scheme. He was accompanied by the Regent ot Iraq.

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