Sport: British Amateur

Cinema contracts prevented Golfer Robert Tyre Jones Jr. from going to England to defend his British Amateur championship last week. But there was a curiously neat compensation. Ready on the first tee of the Westward Ho! course at starting time was another U. S. celebrity even more famed & popular than Golfer Jones. A brownish, stocky little man, he attracted an unprecedented swarm of autograph hunters. A dozen ladies were so anxious to have their children see him play that they pushed perambulators after him over five miles of gently undulating Devonshire. British...

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