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th« Independent Record,. Helena, Mont. Sunday, June 29, 1902 Page Montana Open Expected to Draw Biggest Bud Ward Out To Capture Third Title Nearly 100 top professional am amateur golfers of the Northwesi are expected to enter the 35th annual Montana Open tournament at the Helena Green Meadow Coun try club next weekend. Chairman Thomas p. Tobin ol the tournament committee said it was believed the field this year would be even larger than it was in 1951 when 15 pros and more than 70 leading amateurs of the state competed. Expected back to defend his M o n t a n a Open championship, which he won first in 1949 on the Green Meadow course as an amateur and again in 1951 as a professional, is Marvin (Bud) Ward of the Great Falls Meadow Lark course. Ward, former national amateur champion, has won a host of golfing honors, both as an amateur and since becoming professional at the Great Falls course. This spring he finished second in the Washington State Open tournament, played at Clarkston, being seven under par 'at 277 for the distance. He ranked next to Charles Condon, Tacoma pro, who was 13 under par for the entire tournament, posting a total of 271. Also expected back this year is Abe EspSnosa, pro at the Billings Hilands club, who finished seconc to Ward in the 1951 tournamen here. Espinosa, member of t famous golfing family, hit 147 in the two-day, 36-hole event las year. George Schneiter, who played out of the Ogden Country club las vear, ranked third among the pros here with 150. He was tied by Gene Fehlig, Helena amateur who once held the state Open title and later won the Montana amateur championship. Other professionals finished in the following order last year: Tex Smith of Yakima, who won the tournament in 1850, and Ray Anderson of Bozeman, 152 each; Russ Swonson of Missoula, Lin Storti, now of Butte and winner of the first Open tournament here in 1947, Marsh Hammond of Wai lace, Idaho, and Walt Harris of Salt Lake City, 155 each. Seven other professionals who entered finished out of the prize money. The first 10 amateur winners last year were: Fehlig, 150; Tom Mulholland of Helena and Al Mer Kert of Great Falls, 152; Bruce Cudd of Portland, Ore., 153: CROWDS LIKE THESE ARE EXPECTED again this year when the Green Meadow Country club is host to the Montana State Open Golf tournament next weekend. This view shows part of the crowd during the 1951 played as a part of the tournament. George Sarsfield of Butte, 154; Toby Nelson of Poison, 158; Gene Jones of Butte and Skeets Fer euson of Billings, 159; Leo Schneider and Stan Percival, both of Helena, and Danny Kane of Butte, 160. Since Storti, then Green Meadow pro, won the tournament in 1947. other winners have been Roy Owen, formerly of Butte, in 1948: Ward in 1949, Smith in 1950 and Ward again in 1951. This year again the field is being limited to professionals and amateurs with handicaps of eight or less, although those with higher handicaps may play an 18-hole round next Thursday, July 3, and at the end of the first round Friday, the field will be cut to pro? and enough amateurs to include 60 players and ties. This process has been used in the past in the Helena tournament and has proved to be very successful, Tobin said. Second round of the tournament will be played Saturday, July 5, and East Helena Will Be Host to Harlem Qlobetrotters This Wednesday Montana Montana can be proud that it saved the trumpeter swan as a live bird instead of a stuffed dust- catcher in a museum. No one in his right mind would have given a used shotgun shell 20 years ago for the trumpeter's chance to survive. There were only 73 bf the big, white birds left in the world, and all these were on Red Rock lakes in southwestern Montana, where they had lost their yen to migrate and seemed content just to sit out their days as a '.miserable little flock. Fortunately, there were some truce believers in the cause, but these were few. The swansdown trade long before had written the huge birds off as lost and had wooed the ladies into trimming their hats "with something more available and more profitable. Most sportsmen thought the trumpeter was gone for good. In 1931, some unknown Montanan was responsible for. a state fish and game commission offer to pay a $50 reward for anyone canght disturbing or killing swans. At about this same time George Wright, then chief of the national park service wildlife work, began the finafround Sunday, -Tuly 6. In addition, the 10 low players at the end of the first round will compete n a special derby Sunday afternoon. The winners will divide $1,500 n prizes in the tournament this year, with pros sharing $800 in cash and the amateurs dividing 5700 in merchandise awards. The op .pro prize will be $275 and the principal amateur award will be alued at $100. There will be 10 prizes for pros and £5 for amateurs. SUITS Special fabrics, specially tailored to give you a cool, nonwilt appearance and keep you looking your best no matter how hot the day. Many shades In all sizes. a campaign to educate hunters on how a swan looked, and for Pete's sake, don't shoot one if you see it He had the backing of one o America's top cartoonists, J. N (Ding) Darling, who used his clever and sometimes bitter pen to help the swan make a las stand. The picture was as black as a swan's bill, but, with the help of a sympathetic press, the nation began to see what Wright and Darling were talking about. It took four more years before Darling, who by that time was head of the federal biological survey now the fish and wildlife service to get an executive order of Apri 23, 1935, setting aside Red Kock lakes just west of Yellowstone park, as a national migratory waterfowl refuge. Darling rea soned that this was the proper place to stage the comeback, ant he never doubted for a momen that they would. Natural cover on lakes is excel lent. Springs keep the water open the year around, even when heavy storms bring snow swirling down among the tules along the shores Here was the ideal place, picket not by man but by the trumpeters themselves. The swans have proved how Wise they were. This year more than 500 birds are alive in America most of them in the Red Rock lakes country or nearby Yellow stone and Jackson Hole in Wyo ming. Malhour lake in eastern Oregon and Ruby lake in eastern Nevada have a few, transplanted from Red Rock. Last year the increase at Red Rock was about 160 birds, as many as all the trumpeters on Red Rock only five years ago. The trumpeters at Red Rock seem to have their family life straightened oul and working nicely, since 89 of the swans counted last were young ones, or cygnets. The total at Red Rock was 374, highest in 17 years, as was the national number. There isn't a question anymore about the survival of the trumpeter. He has survived, and with good luck will be around for many years to come. His worst enemy is the near-sighted or short-sighted sportsmen who can't or won't tell a trumpeter from a snowflake on his glasses and insists on shooting until something falls. Fines have made this an expensive but not an outmoded mistake. These incidents aren't all mistakes, either, since a hunter who can't tell a trumpeter from a goose at normal range would have trouble sorting out antelope and grizzly bears. Montana can pridefully celebrate this year its 20 years of success with trumpeter swans. A nation of sportsmen can well thank the state and those two men who took the first action to keep alive a bird whose importance to sportsmen is as great as his magnificent snow-white wingspread as it sweeps across a blue sky over Red Rock. Old Blues New Haven.--(NEA)--The 1882 Yale crew kept in shape rowing a four-mile course four times daily at 44 strokes a minute. Welch Rated One of Top Club Pilots One reason why the Harlem Globetrotters are regarded so highly in all baseball circles is the man who will lead them into action against the East Helena Smelter- ites in a sparkling exhibition game at the East Helena ball park on Wednesday, July 2. He is Winfield Scott Welch, manager of the team and held by many to be the outstanding pilot in negro baseball. Welch is a fftie diamond strategist and an excel lent handler of men. He knows talent and the exceptionally at tractive array of newcomers on the club is a tribute to his ability to spot promising material. If ball clubs under his direction also are long on showmanship, that can be attributed to his winter- months association with the famed Harlem Globetrotters of basketball, whom he serves as road manager. Incidentally, Abe Saperstein, owner of the celebrated magicians of basketball, also is boss of the baseball Globetrotters and the combination of the two men has done wonders in developing the team into a top drawing card. Welch's record is marked by the numerous championships his club tiave won. Teams he has led are the New Orleans Crescent Stars, Birmingham Black Barons, Cincinnati Crescents, Detroit Stars, New York Cuban Giants and the American Giants. He has been the winning manager in the big annual negro East vs. West baseball classic held at Comiskey park, and the list of outstanding negro players he has helped develop is long and imposing. Among them are Satchel Paige, Luke Easter, Artie Wilson, Orestes Minoso, Ed Steele, Piper Davis, Jimmy Newberry, Felix McLaurin and 'others. Source of Idea Copernicus, the astronomer, who is sometimes credited with the discovery that the earth revolves around the sun and not the sun around the earth, is believed to lave revived suggestions first made )y Aristarchus, a Greek who lived about 265 B. C. Do You Remember? .GLOBETROTTER GARDNER-Larry Cunningham, one of the speedy trio of outfielders who will gather in long hit balls at the East Helena baseball plant this Wednesday when the famed sepia stars make their annual exhibition in this area. Golfer Takes Three On Hole-in-One Grossinger, N. Y. -- (NEA) -When is a hole-in-one not a hole- in-one? Herman Riesenberg, playing on the 143-yard seventh hole at Grossinger Country club, teed off and his ball landed in a water hazard for a one-shot penalty. The Lynbrook, N. Y., golfer teed of again--smack in the cup. Riesenberg had to mark a three on his scorecard, two for the first ball, one for the second. Beating Back 20 Years in Sport Jack Sharkey, 20 years ago this week, was awarded the heavy weight championship in a decision over Max Schmeling although the Boston sailor finished in retreat. Joe Jacobs, Schmelling manager, was suspended because he protested the decision. Regimental headquarters national guard company won the Camp Erickson baseball championship by defeating company F of Kalispell, 264. The favored company C team of Bozeman won consolation honors, defeating company H of Billings. Eastern and mldwestern intercollegiate athletic officials voted to ban broadcasting of football games during 1932 in effort to increase reduced gate receipts. The East Helena team won the local American Legion Junior baseball championship defeating East Side 11-64 in the finals. Bill- Ashton announced that an all- city team was to be picked for district competition. Gene Sarazen won the U. S. open golf championship at Flushing, N. Y., finishing the final round with a record breaking 66. A heavy cloudburst did considerable damage to the greens of the Helena Town and Country club. Volunteers working under President Claude Wilson repaired the damage before a Sunday match with the Meadowlark club of Great Falls. Helena was defeated, 63-59. The Livingston Howitzer company won the annual national guard encampment track and field Some Story New York.--(NBA)--Star Pearson, Jack Rowley and John Carey, members of Manchester United soccer team, British champions, :ouring the United States, are sports writers on the side. Record Take Oceanport, N. J. -- (NBA) -- tfonmouth Park handled a record 56,707,853 last year, a daily average of $1,232,779 through the rnutuels. Record Run New York. -- (NBA) -- Record or bicycling across the United States from coast to coast is held 17 Gene McPherson, who toured he distance in 20 days, seven hours and 29 minutes. Best Balanced Worcester, Mass.--(NEA)--Jack Onslow, former White Sox manager, declared the 1952 Holy Cross baseball edition was the best-balanced college team he had ever seen. Great Britain produced- about half as much coal as the United States in 1951. "Bring -Your Car Home" FOR ^frjgy SERVICE Capital Motors, Inc. RENT A NEW CAR HERTZ Drive-Ur-Self DAILY KATE 14 ·» to 4 hri. M IP to 10 hn WEEKLT RATE $8 op to 24 bra $90 5-dmJ week SS7.M t-isT «tck Pla« lOe per mile. ·11 r»«. Insurance furnished KNAPP SERVICE Mai* arid Neil! Phone 104 BALANCING STOP THAT SCUFF! Every ounce of tire rubber means miles of riding--won or lost! UNbalanced wheels simply CHEW rubber from your tires-in visible chunks. Let's show you where you're losing precious mileage. Let's show how Tire Balancing SAVES rubber --and mileage! - Helena Body Paint Co. * ·"**' KM N. Warren Ph. 113 meet, piling up 43% points. Bozeman Service company piled up 27% points to place second. Chris Nagel, Montana State college star, won h:»h individual honors making 19 po .its for Bozeman. R. Olsoh made 17 for Livingston. Cobain of Capital Motors hit a homer off Bobby Kelley in the sixth inning with thfe bases loaded to give the Car Dealers a 9-5 win over the White Sox, a team in the league basement which split up, many of the players joining other teams. The Eagles defeated Capital Motors 22-10 in a wild baseball rodeo at Campbell field. High lights of the game included clearing of the loaded bases by Rudio and Cobtain hitting a homer with two on. East Helena edged out an 8-7 victory over Orange Crush in an extra inning game. Kes Rigler got on with a three bagger and was scored on a single by Krisman in the last inning. Eddie Jones was umpire. Owl Champs New York--(NEA)--The Giants led the National league in night game wins last season with a 2813 record. CARSON SHEET METAL WORKS LENNOX FURNACES General Sheet Metal Work 4 N. 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