Volume 16, Number 11, November 1948

Lyn Henderson
Southwest Woman Champion

Mrs. Charles E. Henderson of Los Angeles, California, won the Southwest area championship in round 1 of our 1947 Women's Postal Chess Championship. In double-round competition with six others, from Oklahoma, Texas and California, she won all but one game, a draw with Mrs. Thelma F. Nelson of Pacific Palisades, California.

Mrs. Henderson is better known to our postalites as Lyn Henderson, but is still better known to the world as the former Mitzi Mayfair of Broadway and Hollywood fame. The movie, "Four Jills in a Jeep," was based on experiences from her overseas tours during the last war, with Kay Francis, Carole Landis and Martha Raye.

Lyn had been playing chess only three years when she started in the Women's Postal Championship. She took a few lessons from Herman Steiner because chess meant so much to her husband. She took them well, too; for, besides qualifying for the Women's Finals, she has three and a half points in the 1947-8 Golden Knights and has had a game published in our postal chess department.

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