Expected to Beat Russians

State-Made Guns Our Olympic Hope

Upon his return from the Pan American Games held recently in Chicago, William J. Donovan, vice-president of High Standard Manufacturing Corporation, was able to report that handguns manufactured by his company won the top two places in this international contest.

He also stated that the fourman United States Army .22 caliber rapid fire team, which defeated the best shooters representing seven other countries, also used High Standard Olympic Trophy supermatics.

IN THE IMPRESSIVE award ceremonies in Soldiers Field, Chicago, on Sept. 7, Lt. David Cartes of the U.S. Army was presented a gold medal fro scoring 584 points out of a possible 600. Second award went to Sgt. Aubrey C. Smith, U.S. Army, for his 573 out of 600 performance. Third place was won by a representative of Peru, G. Cornejo, with 571 points.

In the four-man .22 caliber rapid fire team competition, the United States defeated second place Peru by a total of 72 points to take another gold medal. The U.S. Army team was composed of Lt. Cartes, Sgt. Smith, M/Sgt. R. Ratliff and M/Sgt. R. Stineman.

Other team scores in this international event were Argentina, 2235; Brazil, 2230; Venezuela, 2223; Cuba 2__4; Canada, 2130 and El Salvador, 2070.

DONOVAN POINTED out an unusual development in the team shooting. He said that M/Sgt. Stineman scored 586 points, or two more than were scored by Lt. Cartes in winning the individual event.

"The fine showing of our shooters indicated to me that now, perhaps for the first time in history, the United States has an excellent chance of beating the Russians in the Olympic shooting matches next year in Rome," Donovan said.


U.S. GUNNERS of last year's world championship team at Moscow meet, L-R: Sfc. Aubrey Smith, M/Sgt. H. T. "Joe" Benner (West Point pistol team coach), Marine Capt. William McMillan and 1st Lt. David Miller. With them is William J. Donovan, High-Standard sales vice-president.


USE STATE PRODUCT . . . Three of the top shooters in this year's National Pistol Matches at Camp Perry, Ohio, are shown receiving congratulations from William J. Donovan, vice-president of High-Standard Manufacturing Corp., Hamden. L-R: Sgt. Santiago, Machuca, U.S. Army; John W. Hurst, Los Angeles Police Department; Donovan, and John C. Forman of the U.S. Border Patrol. Hurst took top honors in the .22 aggregate championship, followed by Sgt. Machuca, in second place and Forman, third. All three shooters used High Standard supermatics.

Sunday Herald (Bridgeport), September 20, 1959

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