Sport: Irish Luck

George Francis Patrick Flaherty was riding his Irish luck. Rolling out for the Indianapolis 500-mile Memorial Day auto race, he wore a jaunty shamrock on his helmet, and he didn't give a tinker's dam for the auto racers' superstition that green is the devil's own color on the track. With his John Zink Special, almost an exact copy of last year's winner, 30-year-old Pat Flaherty had already spun through his trial heats fast enough to set a one-lap record: 146.056 m.p.h. In the big test itself, freckle-faced Flaherty, a truant from his Chicago taproom,...

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