The Salt Lake Tribune (Salt Lake City, Utah) July 4, 1948 page 5

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The Salt Lake Tribune (Salt Lake City, Utah) July 4, 1948 page 5 - THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE, Sunday, July 4, 1948 THE...
THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE, Sunday, July 4, 1948 THE By DON PLATH gentleman informed us over telephone the other day that 'were misinformed about the year of the Utah open tournament. Our year was telephone call said it earlier and sent us scurrying depths of The Tribune vault pursuit of the 1923-24-25 files would' give us an inside on a tourney previous to 1926 meet. is a bit of difficulty looking up golf tournaments played in years'when a fox-trot contest local ballroom rated twice the but we did manage to, find few particulars nnd we will make a restatement—the Utah golf tournament was first in 1924, Strange Tournament was a strange tournament in days—strange according to modern version of the tourney which we are accustomed—lie- it was played over four different courses and the golfers had travel from course to course the week and play 18 holes each. In 1924, Bob Simpson, Lake Country club pro, won meet with n 72-hole aggregation of 295 compiled on the Nlblcy, Dale, Salt Lake Country nnd Ogden Country club were unable to uncover any that told of a 1925 an.d we can't say for sure Jud Werner . . . One of local standouts in Sunday auto races. happened—but we offer the possible solution: An intermountain open meet was held year at the Ogden club and possible that the Utah open played in conjunction with it. would appreciate any of the timers calling in on this and us 'straight if we happen wrong. 1925 Winner E, Foley, the Utah open champion of 1927 and 1932, \vns the of the intermountain meet telephone Informant mentioned the name of a former professional located in Salt Lake, who sure had won one'of the Utah opens and was the open or western amateur sometime during this Well; we looked into the records and were unable to name of Lewis Crook listed of the western meets. did find, however, that Crook come very close to annexing Midgets Plan Big Program Midget auto drivers from Salt Lnke, Provo and American Fork in. Utali and three drivers from Denver, Colo,, will be featured at the gigantic holiday racing program siated for Sunday night, July 4, at the Hippodrome track, 9th West and 21st South, "Goose" Merritt, Canadian big- car chnmp in 1939 nnd now one of the country's outstanding midget drivers, will be on hand, Merritt. has been racing in Denver nnd will bring his fine Eddlobrok Ford car to Salt Lake for the races. Standout local drivers — Jud Werner, driving his white No. 75 car; Howard Rock, Harold Adair, Rapid Robert Watson, Gil Broadbeck and Pat Testorl—will be attempting to cop the lion's share of first places in the seven-race program, In addition to the four qualifying heats, the cars will appear in a 15-lap semimain event, the 25-lap main event and a special race. The traditional trophy dash will start the show at S p.m. The feature race will be for the intermountnin midseason . championship nnd should find the 10 fastest cars on the track entered^ Entrants, along with car numbers, follow: Harold Adair, No. 2; Gil Broadbeck No. 9; Bill Butler, No. SO; Goose Merritt, No. 17; Johnny Lilia No. 66; Bill Brown, No, IS; Pat Testori, No. 73; Jud Werner, No. 75; Bill Williams, No. 10; Earl Williams, No, S; Bob Ferguson, No 4; Butch Adair, No. 41; Howard Rock, No. 19; Johnny Streator, No, 6; Lewis Allen, No. 108; Bob Watson, No. 12; Paul Soren, No. 55; Jack Crawford, No. 11, and Wes Johnson, No, '13. a off a are up the

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