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Thursday, August 8, 1957   Vol. C632



East Farewell – The second annual golf tournament open with a dignified welcome by Reese Farm Links President Jim Gauge. Gauge has been promoted to President from manager as the Links redefined their organization and greens keeper Stanley Pupeck has been promoted to head greens master. This year there wasn’t the star power that the initial tournament had. Last year golf luminaries Sam Sneed and Ben Hogan along with legend Bobby Jones all played in the opening Tournament. They were all invited this year but other commitments stood in the way of Sneed and Hogan. Jones, although long retired, was on hand to greet members and spectators alike. Jones contributed to the design of the Links which were primarily designed by Robert Trent Lewis who also had a previous commitment. Many other golf stars were on hand; Doug Ford, Tommy Bolt, Ken Venturi along with local pros, Art Fox and Will Heart. Local businessmen like Charles Wentz from the Lost Oasis and Town Council President Tom Conally were also in the group. Many of the members of the Reese Farms Club rounded out the field.

            The tournament started on Saturday and ran Saturday and Sunday in a more condensed version playing only four rounds, two each day. The hot weather made the course less than ideal but did not seem to have any negative impact on the tournament. “The greens are too dry, I have been giving them extra water but this summer sun is just too much for them,” said Pupeck when asked his opinion.

            Among the participants there were no complaints and only positives. They all enjoyed the full schedule and did not seem to mind the somewhat rushed pace of the tournament.  Some felt the schedule was shoehorned in to the summer schedule of events that seem to be occurring every weekend throughout the summer. Manager Gauge had no comment on the timing of the event and reiterated that the tournament was scheduled well in advance and all the entrants knew well in advance of the tight schedule. “They did not have to enter and the all were aware of the schedule, I think any complaints are coming from people who aren’t even involved with this great tournament,” said Gauge when asked.

            Hogan, Sneed and Venturi led the first round with a -4, -3 and even, respectively. Things got interesting as Bolt came on in the third round with an astounding -7 but could not hold on in the fourth round a the great Sam Sneed shot a very clean final round coming in with a -3 overall and winning the tournament. Ken Venturi came in second with a -2 overall and Tommy Bolt came in third with an even score. The local winners were Charles Wentz finishing +3 and top member was Dave Flanagan with a +4. The Tournament was a big hit and is sure to be back next year. 

18th Green at Reese Farm Links



East Farewell – The Travelers got back on track with a convincing win over the Senators on Saturday, 7-2. The Senators have been in the basement of the league all season and have not had much pop in their bats. They are suffering through a six game losing streak. The Travelers have had their own troubles lately, squeaking by arch rival Slate Mountain last week in a pitcher’s gem and losing two before that.

            The Travelers started out fast and never let up. They scored 3 runs in the second inning with hits by the middle of the order, Dimero, Brown, Archibald and Sweet with the big blast coming from Billy Sweet as a bounder into the right field corner scoring the previous three batters. In the fifth Johnny Cloos smashed a two run homer and in the eighth Bobby Watson drove in Francis and Dunham to finish the scoring. Danny Lane pitched a very strong game, striking out eight and only allowing seven hits. The Senators were able to score one in the fourth and one in the eighth but that was all they could muster. The hapless Senators have not scored more than three runs in their last six losses. “If you don’t score, you ain’t gonna win,” lamented Senators manager Sammy Seton. No, you will not win if you do not score.

            The Travelers travel next week and visit the Bear Creek Cubs. The game begins at 1:30 at the Bear Creek Den.



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The United States agrees to begin negotiations with Russia in October on exchanges of radio and television broadcasts between the two countries

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