FERRIER WINS ST. PAUL OPEN Big Jim Ferrier of Chicago holes out with a four-under par 68 in the play-off of the Saint Paul Open tournament to beat young Freddy Haas of New Orleans. There's some amazing shooting along the way--and plenty of laughs.
AUSSIES WIN AT TENNIS Winning four matches out of five against the Czechs, in the semi-finals of the Davis Cup tourney, the Australian team, led by John Bromwich, wins the right to meet the U.S. in the finals.rn
PACKERS DOWN REDSKINS The Washington Redskins come to life with a bang in the final quarter, putting over three touchdowns, but it's not enough to beat the Green Bay Packers. The Packers scored 31 points in the first half of the National League exhibition game in Baltimore.
THE HAMBLETONIAN OF 1947 Tragedy strikes as a grandstand collapses and many horse racing fans are injured. Harness racing's blue-ribbon event, The Hambletonian, becomes history before 19,000 racing fans in GOSHEN, N.Y., as "Hoot Mon" annexes two out of the three heats to win the coveted trophy.
POLO SCHOOL OPENS Sponsored by the U.S. Polo Assn., the first Polo School opens at the Blind Brook Turf club in Purchase, N.Y. under George Oliver. Young college students learn their ABC's from high-scoring international experts.
G.O.P. WINS CONGRESSIONAL BASEBALL GAME It's another Republican landslide (in the 5th) when the G.O.P. ball-playing Congressmen score six runs to sew up the Congressional Baseball Game in Washington, D.C., 16-13. It's all fun, no politics and everybody gets a laugh.
WATER-SKIING CHAMPIONSHIPS A water-skiing spectacle. The Pacific Northwest championships in Seattle bring out the experts for a gala nautical festival. Some nerve-wracking spills and some successful jumps.
LOCKE WINS GOLF TOURNAMENT Bobby Locke, the South African links perfectionist, tops Ed (Porky) Oliver by six strokes and wins first prize money of 7,000 in the Tam O'Shanter tournament in Chicago. The 36-hole play-off shows amazing shooting.
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