Article 1938-5-10 Ames Daily Tribune Pg 3 - Veenker

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DR.FRILEYTO ACCEPT COURSE FOR 101 STATE Prominent Foursomes to Play First Rounds Results of three years of careful planning and -work at Iowa. State college will be seen by the general public for the first time Thursday afternoon when the college's new recreational area, including its 18-hole golf course, will be formally dedicated. Formal presentation of the area constructed < with the help of the Works Progress Administration •will occur at one p. m. when Dean M. D. Helser, chairman of the ISC athletic council, will officiate. Dr Charles E. Friley, president of the college, will deliver the accept ance speech. Brief remarks are to be given by Gov. N. G. Krasche and Stale WPA Administrator George J, Keller. Several promi nent foursomes will then tee off to officially inaugurate the course The first quartet will be of special interest to Iowa Staters. It will compose Clark Tilden, local busl ness man who ranks high, among Cyclone alumni .golfers; Prof. B. J. FirMns, best among the members of the athletic council; Dr. Ben King, champion of the athletic staff, and Billy Hall, 1936 stale amateur champion who ranks No 1 oa the Cyclone golf team. Coach Hugo Otopalik, who Is in charge of scheduling foursomes for Thursday, has tentatively arranged a quartet composed of Dave Bonella, Ottumwa. professional; Jack .Welch, Joe Brown and Denmar Miller, Des Moines golfers. Another foursome will feature prominent contenders in the 1937 pro-amateur tournament. George Holbrook, Clinton professional, and Milton Beal, his amateur partner, will oppose Jack Hall, professional of the Waveland ; course in Des Moines, and Tom Hoak, a Des Moines boy now a freshman Rt Iowa State. Hoak is reigning Iowa junior champion and was medalist in the 1937 state amateur tournament. In a foursome of veteran players will be two men from Des Moines, Dwight French, Trans-Mississippi veteran champion, and Warren Dickinson, one of Iowa's first state champions. Heading a quartet of women.golfers will be Jo MacRae, a. freshman at Iowa State who was a semifinalist in the 1937 state women's tournament. More than 250 invitations have been issued to the opening ceremonies Thursday. A meeting of the State Greenskeeper"s association at 10 a. m. here Thursday will precede the afternoon dedication. The area, long a dream, of George Veenker, director of : . athletics at the college, is located less than a city block from the college armory and is on property which has been, owned by the college for a nqniber of years, . From the appearance of the ISO- acre tract, it is apparent why it is called a recreational ar/a rather than merely a golf course. It includes three and a half miles of cinder bridle trails; foot trails for hikers; a cross-country running course; and eight picnic areas of all sizes to accomodate from one family to 200 persons. Part of the. original ISO-acre tract was an. orchard three years ago. Some of it -was pasture. Much of it was heavily wooded. Through the center of the area runs the Squaw creek which normally has * good flow of water. Clear creek also runs through the course. Its entire channel was changed to build two fairways along its natural beauty. A third etream, Spring creek, runs along one fairway and for 300 feet it is routed underground to gain fair- vay width. Before any work was done on the course, Perry Maxwell. (he well-known golf architect of Ardmore, Okla., -was called in by Yeen- feer. After an intensive study of the layout with P. H. Elwood, head of the department of landscape architecture as the consultant. Near No. 9 Green on New Golf Course COSTS SO LITTLE TO GET TASTIER 'MAKINS'SMOKES —Photo by Works Progress Administration One ot the scenic spots oE the new 18-hole, gbl£ course and recreational area which will be opened Thursday as a part of the annual Veishea program at Iowa State college is shown above. The No. 9 green is located in the foreground (flags were not located 011 greens at the time picture was taken} while the bridge will be used by golfers crossing Squaw creek to the next hole. The bridge in the distance is the concrete bridge which crosses the creek on the road running north from the veterinary buildings at Iowa State. PUT PRINCE ALBERT IN WUR «T«y 2-o». tin »f Priacc Albert CUT* TO ROU. MM, FAST, EASY PRINCE A LBERT TMl NATIONAl JOY SMOKE Maxwell and Veenker laid out the 18-hole course. In the early stages of the work, CCC boys were used to remove trees to create a number of fairways. A comprehensive WPA. project was approved shortly after the government created the WPA and work was begun on December 2, ,1935. The original project called for federal expenditures of $160,287, but thus far only $76,808 has been used and the work is virtually completed. As its share of the project, the college has used $56.353, most of which was profit from the athletic department's receipts during the 1935-36 and 1936-37 seasons. Employment has been provided for as many as 90 laborers during the course of construction. Six of. them will become full time employees of the college when the course is thrown open to the public. Perry Maxwell, according to Veenker, connsiders the course to be one of the finest in the midwest. It is one of the few 18-bole college courses in the United States. Sinca Maxwell has planned more than 40 major courses and only recently revised five greens on Bobby Tones' course at Atlanta, Georgia, his opinion carries considerable weight. Because "this is-a recreational area, not a social club,'' Veenker planned no elaborate clubhouse. Instead, the club house contains only a. small pro shop, space for a limited number of clubs and two small shower rooms. The clubhouse, as well as tn« other buildings on the course, was milt by WPA labor. The other mildinjs include: two 20x40 garages and one 10x20 garage for.the storage of equipment: one 13x28 compost shed; one 20x30 picnic shelter; and one 12x21 caddy louse. The first hole of the course is L slight dog-leg to the north of be clubhouse. Golfers then pasi hrough a tunnel under some rail--, •oad tracks to the second hole, which extends across Squaw creek. Four complete holes and parts of .wo others are located on the-boleros north of the creek, after which the ninth crosses the creek to rise of the higher ground on the south side. , Through the construction oC huge teeing "areas" instead of ees, the length of the course can be varied from 5.596 to 6.573 yards. Par is 70, 35 lor each nine. Veen- :er plans to use the teeing areas which will give a. total yardage of ,9-15. The longer yardage will be used only for championship tournaments. Names and yardage of the holes ollow: 1 Punch Bowl ?,S4 2 Glory Hole 429 3 Road Hole 160 4 The Meadow 440 5 Walnut Drive 418 6 Over There 39S 7 Squaw Creek 479 8 Elm Cale 301 y Davey Jones 130 0 Cotton Wimds 320 1 Oak Ridge 143 2 Plum YalleV 335 3 Grand Canyon 317 •1 Lodge Hole 311 ."> Apple Lane 35!i 6 Bijr Boy 4S2 7 LiHin Boy 133 S Home Hole 354 All fairways ore piped wilh water from the. college pumping station. Five miles of pipe, ranging fro.n one inch to eight inches in size, were necessary. Two hundred fifty valves and outlets were needed. Seventy pounds of pressure can be had at the highest point on the course. Using ihe sprinkling system six course days. Veenker says. Sixty-seven gallons of water pour through the system in oils minute and each sprinkler covers an area ISO feel in diameter. There «r«- five bridges on the course--three, over Squaw ereok and two over Clear creek. The first STANDINGS AMERICAN LEAGUE Game* W. U. Pot. Behind Washington 34 Cleveland ...33 New York _. .13 7 Boston 12 8 Chicago .... 7 10 11 32 15 .667 .B50 .650 .600 .412 .389 .333 '.278 5% Detroit 7 Philadelphia 6 St. Louis 5 Yesterday's Results Washington 7, St. Louis 1. Boston 15, Cleveland 3. Chicago at New York. Rain. Detroit at Philadelphia, Rain. Games Today Chicago at New York. St. Louis at Washington. Detroit at Philadelphia. Cleveland at Boston. W. New York ...16 Chicago 33 NATIONAL LEAGUE Games L. Pet. Behind 3 .542 7 .fiufl Pittsburgh ..11 fl .550 Cincinnati -.10 3.1 .476 St. Louis .'... S 10 .444 Boston ...... 7 9 .438 Brooklyn' ____ 7 13 .350 Philadelphia 4 33 .222 Yesterday's Results Boston 7, -Pittsburgh 5. St. Louis 9, Brooklyn 7. Cincinnati 9, Philadelphia 4. New York at Chicago, Rain. Games Today Boston at Pittsburgh. Brooklyn at St. Louis. New York at Chicago. Philadelphia at .Cincinnati. ^2 5Vs HVi hours nightly, the entire can be watered in three three include one steel and concrete structure to- accomodate maintenance equipment, a 3120-foot span suspension bridge and a rustic foot bridge. Golfers cross the railroad tracks on a catwalk built on the bed of Clear creek through .he tunnel carrying the creek. Thirty sand traps, most of them merely for decorative purposes, are spotted throughout the course, but there are no bunkers to hinder golfers. All greens have Washington bent grass and are designed to provide drainage in .at least two and sometimes three directions. Some of the greens have, shallow sand raps which fit well into the contour of the course. There are no traps on the fairways, but the woods and rough provide stiff penalties for one who slices. Near the club house is a practice green which Veenker claims is the largest in the. world. It is 22.225 square feet. Cropping up in several parts of the green are small evergreen trees, the remnants of the. old college nursery. Rustic benches, direction signs and standards for ball washers hare bef-.n constructed from HIP ualive oak and walnut removed from ihi; course. All gates leading into Ui<e area are of large natural loss. With good turf now growing on all fairways, there is Hale indication of the vast amount of work necessary to create (lie new layout. Entire hills II?.VR be&n ro- movrd 10 eliminate climbing. Hillsides were torn sway. Tons of soil rp, moved. Four thousand trees were cut < an<i 5.000 others planted in mere advantageous locations. Last summer, 800 truckloads of sod were placed on the hills whMi were corroding. No major tournaments are planned for (lie run-rut season, but Ve«nker has indicated (hat an invitation v ::i be pxlendnl the Ric Six conference, to hold its 1939 tournament on the course. "One of the most remarkable things about, this course is thr small amount of money needed to construct it, as compared with similar courses throughout t h o country," V«t>.«ker says. "Without ilie assistance and cooperation of the WPA, Ihe. low.i State college would today not have this fine recreational area." Big League Batting By UNITED PRESS Batting AB R H Pet. Trc-sky, Indians 61 20 '27 .443 Hayes, Athletics 44 6 IS .409 Dickey. Yankees 59 10 23 .390 Fox, Tigers SO 3.3 31 Travis, Senators 7S 14 30 .385 Home Runs Foxx. Red Sox 7; Greenberg. Tigers 6; Ott. Giants 5; McCarthy, Giants 5; Leiber, Giants-5: Goodman, Reds 5: Keltner. Indians 5. Runs Batted In Fcxx. Red Sox 34; Ott. Giants 22; Marty, Cubs' 20; McCarthy,! Giants 20; Dickey, Yankees 19,! Galan, Cubs 19. j Runs . i Ott. Giants 22; Tnrky. Indians Werner.'Ath20: Cra-mer, Red Sox 20; Vosmlk,' NOT \ HAD Announcing The unspoken people • • • every one- our highways — has careful driving. 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