Sport: Scoreboard, Sep. 14, 1953

¶ At Dayton, Ohio, Major William T. Whisner Jr., 29, flashed his F-86F Sabre-jet past the finish line 3 hrs. 5 min. 25 sec. after his takeoff from Muroc, Calif, to win the 1953 Bendix Trophy race by 4"8 sec. His average speed for 1,900 miles: 603.547 m.p.h., some 50 m.p.h. faster than the record set (in an F-86) in 1951.

¶ At Marion, Mass., a team of U.S. amateur golfers including Congressman Jack Westland of Washington, the U.S. amateur champion, defeated the British nine matches out of twelve, to carry off the Walker Cup for the 13th time in 14...

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