Sport: The Babe in Britain

The British had never seen anything quite like Texas' wisecracking Mildred ("Babe") Didrikson Zaharias. "She must be Superman's sister," one spectator whispered after the Babe whacked a whistling drive down the fairway last week in the British women's amateur golf championship at Gullane, Scotland. The Babe nearly always outdrove her opponents by 50 to 100 yards. On one nine, she came in two under men's par. Between rounds she entertained galleryites with trick shots and her impressions of the highland fling.

A few tweedy old ladies in the gallery were horrified. One remarked to...

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