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July 4th at The Grossinger was a grand event. The weather was beautiful, a gay crowd cavorted about indulging in the hundred and one delights that are available here. The golf course was the big attraction, but the well arranged holes made playing a joy instead of a bore—as it is when you have to wait on smaller courses for people ahead to play before you can continue. The dozen tennis courts were in constant use and so were the hand ball courts and the baseball field. The latter, incidentally, was the scene of the big game, "Broadway All Stars" versus the combined strength of Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, New Jersey and Buffalo. Broadway won in a close decision, 7—6, on a clean single by Leonard Lyons, popular New York Evening Post columnist, but George Woods, manager for Harry Rich-man, insists that it was his superb pitching that accounted for the victory. The game was exciting, but hardly reached the matchless moment of the initial Broadway All-Stars’ game the year before when Louis Sobol, the New York Journal columnist, slid home on his stomach following a three-bagger by Lew Brown, to win the contest. That’s two for Broadway and from the results it seems that night life doesn’t interfere with the athletic prowess of the lads who lead the upside-down lives for their daily bread.

On Saturday evening at the Grossinger Playhouse, Richard Mack produced one of the grandest revues ever presented on a resort stage. Entirely original, it included Peark Osgood. Sid Tomack, Hank Henry, Sylvia Brema, Lou Lazarin, Gene Marvey, Marita & Diaz, Sylvia Simms, Robert Williams, Mirienne & Mero. A technical crew of ten was required for the production which included a group of chorus numbers by the unit of six girls. William Schneider directed the 12-piece orchestra. These Saturday night shows are growing very poular and even the Broadway boys and girls say there are few better anywhere.

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