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RECORD NUMBER OF SPORTS | AND FEATURE WRITERS t~ ....I I LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 6.— The growing popularity of the Kentucky Derby was further emphasized by the appearance of a record number of sports and feature writers j from all parts of the country and Canada at . Churchill Downs to report the big sports i event. Largest staff on hand was that of Daily Racing Form, whose bureau was in charge of Lincoln Plaut and which also included Phil McCann, Norris Royden, Al Tau-[ zier, Al Willig, James Hahn, James Gruber and George Peterson. Also on the job in the big Churchill Downs press box were Buck Weaver and Len Tracy, Louisville Times; Heggy Dent and Earl [Ruby, Louisville Courier-Journal; Damon Runyon, International News Service; Grant-land Rice, North American Newspaper Alliance; Raymon Johnson, Nashville Tennes-seean; Bill Keefe, New Orleans Times-Picayune; Richards Vidmir, New York Herald-Tribune; Jack Mahon, New York News; Bryan Field, New York Times; Joe Williams, New York World-Telegram; Bill Corum, New York Journal; Dan Parker, New York Mirror. Others were Cy Peterman, Philadelphia Inquirer; Francis Stan, Washington Star; Walter Haight, Washington Post; Frank B. Ward, Youngstown Vindicator; R. B. Davis, Milwaukee Journal; Jack Bell, Miami News; Tom Shehan and William Crouse, Nationwide News Service; Jimmy Loftus, Miami Herald; Jack Front, Dayton Journal; Andy Lytle, Toronto Star; Warren Brown, Chicago Herald-Examiner; Howard Barry, Chicago Tribune; Marvin McCarthy and Joe Agrella, Chicago Times; Paul Hirtenstein and John Carmichael, Chicago News; George Kreh-bicl, Detroit News; George F. T. Ryall, The New Yorker; Henry McLemore and Jack Guenther, United Press; Fletcher Sweet, Knoxville Journal. Still more included Ed Danforth, Atlanta Georgian; O. B. Keeler, Atlanta Journal; Jack Troy, Atlanta Constitution; Bob Sax-ton, Cincinnati Enquirer; Ben Dahlman, Cincinnati Post; Adolf Mathias, Cincinnati Times-Star; Ed Bang, Cleveland News; Jimmy Doyle, Cleveland Plain Dealer; Ike Newborn, Cleveland Press; Blaine Patton and Tom Fox, Indianapolis Star; C. E. Mc-Bride, Kansas City Star; Neville Dunn, Lexington Herald; Laurence Shropshire, Lexington Leader; Paul Lowry, Los Angeles Times; Maurice Bernard, Los Angeles Examiner; Sid Feder and Gayle Talbott, Associated Press; George Bugbee, Memphis Scimitar-Press; Walter Stewart, Memphis Commercial-Appeal; Fred Russell, Nashville Banner; Gaby Haugh, Baltimore News-Post, and Edgar G. Horn, Turf and Sports Digest.