Sport: Babe at 30

Babe Didrikson, famed female track athlete of the '30s, popped back into the sports pages by winning a major golf tournament. Now 30, she trounced a 20-year-old college girl, Dorothy Germain, in the finals of the Women's Western Open, at Chicago. As usual, Babe's booming drives were seldom in the fairway, but her recoveries were so phenomenal that she had 14 one-putt greens in 31 holes.

She was attended by her husband, 285-Ib. George Zaharias, onetime heavyweight wrestler who now runs a custom tailoring establishment next door to the Beverly Hills, Calif, shop where Babe sells women's sport clothes. Trailing his...

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