The Daily Herald (Provo, Utah) June 1 4

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The Daily Herald (Provo, Utah) June 1 4 - V Provo Regatta Wiget Captures Four 1st Places...
V Provo Regatta Wiget Captures Four 1st Places By WENDELL RIGBY The Seventh Annual Memorial Day Boat Racing Regatta, sponsored by the Provo Boat Club, was'conducted Monday under perfect weather conditions and before a record breaking crowd of enthusiastic spectators. It was the first time in three years that the event could be held on Utah Lake as high water conditions have forced cancellation or transfer of the Regatta to other areas. The Memorial Day crowd apparently appreciated the return to normal as they flocked to the Jake in large numbers and stayed for the completion of the races. A large group, of hard pedal pushing drivers from out of state dominated this year's meet. California, Arizona, Colorado and Idaho, in addition to Utah, were represented and they walked off with most of the honors. The California delegation was headed by the popular Bud Wiget, of Concord, who captured four first places, and was apparently on his way to a fifth victory when his boat capsized, and he received a Memorial Day bath in the cooling waters of Utah Lake. 'Wiget was accompanied to Provo by his speed boat enthusiast wife, Ethel, but she did not compete, so it was up to Bud to uphold the family honor. He romped home in first place in the C Racing Hydroplane event; flashed his nationally rated "U.S. 10" across the- line in first place in the C Service Runabout; was an easy winner in the C Racing Runabout race; and finished up his record breaking performance with a win in the C, Service Hydro class. Wiget was one of the top speed drivers in the nation last year and demonstrated his "U.S. 6," "U.S. 8," and "U.S. 10" boats before the Memorial Day crowd. He received a great ovation when his boat was towed into the harbor at the conclusion of his water- soaked participation in the "F. Hydro" event. Wind was a throughout the jun their boats to the lin^t, and there were few races in which Erom one to four of the boats were not "ditched" as a result of the high rate of speed. Only one collision occured, but -the competition was so stiff that id one race, the D. U. Hydro, four boats made the turn around s the buoy in thg harbor almost simultaneously in the first lap. There were two disappointments in the day's program. Lack of sufficient entries caused the cancellation of races in the D U Runabout, and in the ever popular 135 cu. in. Hydroplane event. This race was made famous in these parts because of the sensational runs made by L. 0. Turner and his "Green Hornet." Officials for the meet, which was generally rated as one of the most outstanding in the history of the event in Provo, included Tom Gessford, general chairman; L. O. Turner, referee; Clarence Knudsen, head timer; Hewitl Strong, starter; Jim Vreeker, scorer; Ed Wright, inspector; Elmer Smith, pit manager; and Joe Seethaler, announcer. Summary "C Racing Hydroplane"—Bud Wiget, Concord, Calif. (U.S.-8); Art Pierre, Stockton, Calif (C-392); and Ray Hansen, - OaV- land, Calif. (U.S.-6). Time—12:57 ^ Total time two heats.) "C Service Runabout"—Bud Wiget, Concord, Calif. (U.S.rlO); Henry Wagner, Fresno, Calif (C-394); Ken Jones, Ogden. Time. 6:15.5. "B U Hydro"—Hank Bonnell Loveland, Colo.. (590-U); Herb Housman, Salt Lake City, (666- U); and Wayjie Brown, Salt Lake City, (512-U). Time—7:55.2.' "C Racing Runabout" — Buc ffiget, Concord, Calif., (U.S.-10) Art Pierre, Stockton, Calif., (XC 594); and Ken Jones, Ogden U-40). Time—7:00. "B U Runabout" — Wayne Brown, Salt Lake City, tU-22) van Hedspeth, Ogden, 8-U); and Ted Sanderson, Salt Lake City, 1 108-U). Time—8:38.2. j "C Service Hydroplane"—Bud constant threat afternoon, but tailed to generate enough force to interfere with the progress of the regatta. There was just enough roll to the water to keep the drivers constantly alert and the boats skimming the surface of the waves. Provo drivers did not fare too well- in the meet. The two year lapse between big local regattas seemed to have cut down the number of top competitors. Wes Knudsen was in a number of the classified events, but he showed up with a -new boat, "U-ll" and it was not broken in enough to win. He did capture first place in the second heat of the "D U Hydro" class, after taking third in the first heat, which gave him a second place in total points for the event. Only other Provo drivers in the speed races were Roy Knudsen and Herbert De Weese. Earl Davis did take a first place in the slower "E Inboard Runabout" class with his appropriately named "Slo-toke," which lapped the course on two competitors. Possibly the feature race of the day came in the "F Hydro" class •which developed into a personal duel between Chuck Parsons Lodi, Calif., and Bud Wiget. Less than half a boat length separated the two craft as Parsons smashed across the finish line at tTie end of 'the gruelling five mile race. The two had raced neck and neck most of the distance. The smooth waters seemed to be a challenge to the drivers to tViget, Concord, Calif. (U.S.-8); Art Pierre, Stockton, Calif. (C- 592); and Gordon Peterson, Salt Lake City, (U-16). Time—7:27.5. "D. U. Hydroplane"—G. W. Dansie, Salt Lake City, (514-U); Ves-Knudsen, Provo, (U-ll); and van Harris, Loveland, Colo., 502-U). Time—7:10.5. "F. Hydroplane"—Chuck Parsons, Lodi, Calif. Godfrey, Nampa, and Ralph Homes, Phoenix, Ariz. (C-1000). Time—6:11.1. "E Inboard Runabout"—Earl Davis, Provo (9-E Slo-Poke); Ken Faddis, Salt Lake City. Time— 8:35.4. "F Runabout"—Ralph Homes, Phoenix, Ariz., (C-1002); Dick Bradford, Salt Lake City, (36-U); and Chuck Parsons, Lodi, Calif., (C-153). Time—7:12.9. TUESDAY. JUNE 1, 1954 Utah County, Utah- DAILY HERALD Bothwell Lad Grabs Spring Acres Feature SPRINGVILLE — Bothwell Lad captured the feature race—the Memorial Day Handicap—of Monday's Spring Acres horse-racing program by beating Hope. Again and Primulet in. a stretch duel. However, Koosh provided the big thrill of the day, when x he came frQin dead last—12 lengths off the pace—to nip Isa Heal and War 'Rex' at the wire. Monday's results with first name listed being the jockey and the second the owner. First—three furlongs—1. Dark Talk, R. Rossall, L. Rollins; 2. Dhief Kanosh, D. Fredrickson, M. B. Cowley; 3. Black Rock, " D. Brammeier, Oz -Lamb: Time 36.2 seconds. •• __.„... Second—five furlongs—1. Port-Nelson, Johnson; K. Sperry and Slugfests Feature Central Utah Play A pair of slugfests constituted Sunday's Central Utah League's baseball play, as Santaquin and Nephi picked up victories. Santaquin scored a 12-3 victory over Springville as Red Kirk paved the way with a two-run triple. C. Hudson, C. Openshaw and Dale Fowler also hit well for the winners. Thorn clouted a triple for the losers. .Bird collected two doubles for Nephi to lead his team to a 1 16-12 victory over Spanish Fork. Higginson and Fowden also hit two- baggers for the winners. Don Bushore and Ted Chappie cracked out triples for the losers. Springville ...01100001—3 41 Santaquin ....32121102—12125 Anderson and Lewis; R. Kirk and C. Hudsn. Spanish Fork 030 014 301—12 17 6 Nephi 416 400 Olx—16 16 4 Red Sox Sweep Twin Bill From Athletics By CARL LUNDQUIST United Press Sports Writer Lou Boudreau, who never gave up on his Boston Babes even when they were stuck in last place, was in a position to make good today split with Washington, winning 7-6 in 10 innings after losing the opener, 1-0, on a three hitter by Johnny Schmitz. Detroit topped Baltimore 7-5 then lost 4-2. In the National League, Brooklyn took over on his prediction that "we'll fin- second place alone with a 12th in ish in the first division and we may ning, 5-4 victory over the Phils in even make a battle for the pen-! a single game on Gil Hodges hom- nant.' The Baby Sox were the only team to sweep a doubleheader yesterday, moving to sixth place with 20-10 and 9-0 victories over the Athletics on a fine parlay of heavy hitting and top flight pitching. The hitting prevailed in both triumphs but Bill Henry took care of the second game solely on his steady seven hit hurling for his third triumph. In the opener, 1 Frank Boiling hit two homers and batted in five runs and Ted Wil- er. The Giants beat Pittsburgh 4-0 on a three hitter by Ruben Gomez, then lost 4-3. The Cubs made 14.hits, six of them homers in a seven inning rain shortened victory over the Cardinals and the second game was washed out. The Cincinnati at Milwaukee doubleheader was rained out in the third inning of the fi—' game with the Reds hi front, 3-0. Strafaci. Sweaney I I 1J.O 1UU UJ.A - J.U O.U -*i --— Bushore, Arnold, and l«ms hit a three run .homer. C nvftr -J | n TnliTusnn- K. Snerrv and Indians Snag A Win rQVOreQ 111 er's Boot, D. Fredrickson, L. Perkins; 2. Dingo Tea, D. Gregory, D. H. Gregory; 3. Sir Due, B. Dalton, B. Dalton. Time—1:04.2. Third — five furlongs .— High Tuck, O. Topham, O. Topham; 2. A To Z, R. Rossall, Lois Rollins; 3. Dress Boy, D. Fredrickson, C. Howes. Time—1:03. Fourth—three furlongs—King's Daughter, O. Topham, Don Stucki; 2. Sir Jeff, K. Roberts, M. Morrill; 3. Miss Cee Cee, D. Gregory, H., Hadley. Time—34.4 seconds. Fifth—six furlongs — Mio Ace, O. Topham, Holley and Oakley; 2. Terry Dale, D. Gregory, Joe Lewis; 3. Marine Ace, D. Brammeier, L. Perkins. Time—1:16.4. Sixth--six furlongs—1. Bothwell Lad, D. Fredrickson, Heppler and Fredrickson; 2. Hope Again, V. Mitchell, A. Hines; 3. Primulet, ~ (UP'—^rank Str:: r .iM and Indians Snag A Win Harry Agganis, the only starter — \r-v- who failed to hit safely in the open- V30»T I QUmOrT! sr, took charge in the second game, j doubling home three runs in the first inning and hitting a homer in Bob Sweeney, regarded as the best the sixth. Piersall also hit a sec- championship he's among a giv -p ond game homer. of 25 Americans entered, both After five straight beatings by facer 1 French opnoner's '-"lay as Chicago, the Indians finally topped the French Amateur Golf champ- the White Sox, 6-3, but their 14 ion^hip opened at the Saint Ger- (C-A65); Art Ida., (R-60); WIN F RUNABOUT EVENT—Walter Gillo (front), driver, and Dave Imrie, deck rider, both of San Mateo, Cal., got their craft across.the finish line first in the F-Runabout class race of the annual Provo Regatta held Monday at the Provo Boat Harbor. Campbell Hurls One-Hitter As Carlson Defeats 20-30 K. Roberts, G. 1:16. Winkel. Time— Seventh—1 and 1/16 miles—1 Koosh, O. Topham, V. Barren; 2. Isa Heal, D. Brammeier D Taylor; 3. War Rex, R. Rossall Ross Miller. Time—1:49.4 Higginson. Wednesday's Schedule Payson at Spanish Fork Nephi at Springville Santaquin at American Fork. Czech Runner Breaks Mark For 5000 Meters (The Wonder) Haegg's racing rec- j |£." h f s "seventh trTumV^thTop'-j Sweeney, the former British ama- ords went into the discard today, | ener Ferris Fain also hit a Chi-iteur champion from Palm Beacn, shattered by the flying feet ofj cago homer and Bobby Avila got Fla.. met France's J. Bechmann. Czechoslovakia's amazing Emil nrvt¥ frv _ rinroianrf Tho TnHinnc — Zatopek. The Czech army officer, after getting a last-minute visa to compete here, raced to a world record time of 13 minutes, 57.2 seconds ^ __ Sunday for 5,000 meters. Haegg. American League race . wh ? s l°_^ m A le .5.^1^L b /^ n l The Yankees failed to improve' their third place position, 3 1-2 games out of the lead, when they nister. had held the old mark of 13:58.2. game winning streak at home was:main Golf Club, just outside of ended when Chicago took the open-'Paris. er, 6-4, on Minnie Minoso's two! The experienced Strafaci of Gar- run homer in the eighth. Bob Kee-;den City, N.Y., drew as his first pitched a steady nine hitter!rival F. Vagliano of France, while RADIATORS REPAIRED Auto Glass Installed Specialized Work AHLANDER'S 490 So. Univ Avenne one for Cleveland. The Indians touched off a three run winning rally in the eighth inning of the second game with a homer by Jim Hegan. The split left them a game in front of Chicago in thelS League Standings: W L Arden Meadow 3 1 Montrex "66" 3 1 Carlson -2nd Ward Mkt 2 2 20-30 Club 2 2 Pleasant Grave 0 4 Thursday's Schedule 7:15—Montrex 66 vs. Carlson- Second Ward Market. . 8:30—Arden Meadow Gold vs. Pleasant Grove. Provo 20-30 club, bye. Kerry Campbell, youthful but brilliant hurler for the Second Ward Market Carlson- softball team, pitched a one-hitter Mon- hits, respectively. Crump hit a homer. Dolan Condie and Don Partridge combined to st^n the losers with three hits. Line scores: Pleasant Grove . 000 000— 031 Montrex "66"... 200 053—10 13 2 Thatcher, Witt and Hoopes; day night at Harmon Park to Condie, Patridge and Jex. spark his team to a 3-0 victory over the Provo 20-30 Club. Carlson 030 000 0—3 7 2 The lanky Campbell pitched 20-30 " 000 000 0-fl 1 3 no-hit ball until one was out in j Campbell and Nelson: Way- the last of the seventh when Bob casy an d Bushore. Karpowitz of the 20-30 Club, singled to spoil his no-hitter. A wild second inning in which the.20-30 club made three errors enabled the winners to pick up three'runs, more than enough'to win the game. In Monday night's other game, Montrex pounded out a 10-0 victory over Pleasant Grove, as Kent Wheeler and Sherm Crump led the attack with four and three Black On Way Back to Minors PHILADELPHIA (UP) — Joe Black, the National League's "rookie of the year" in 1952 when his amazing relief pitching carried the Dodgers to the pennant, is on his way back to the minor leagues to search for his winning touch. The Dodgers announced today that they have optioned the 30- year-old right hander, along with reserve catcher Charley Thompson, to their Montreal farm team of the International League. FOR LEASE AUTO REPAIR SHOP & BODY SHOP Long term lease to right party. Will arrange terms on stock and equipment. Now doing good business. Apply Lynn Bullock. BULLOCK MOTORS—OREM, UTAH

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  2. 01 Jun 1954, Tue,
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