Sport: The Babe Is Back

Mildred ("Babe") Didrikson Zaharias took the news as calmly as she takes one of her rare setbacks on a golf course. "I'll beat it," she said. The doctors had just told her that she had cancer. Before she went under anesthesia for a three-hour operation less than four months ago, husband George Zaharias told the Babe, "Honey, we'll be at Tam O'Shanter this year." Last week, with doctors marveling at her recuperative power (the Babe calls it "spiritual muscle"), she was back on the golf course playing in Chicago's Tam O'Shanter tournament.

On the practice tee, as hundreds of newsreel photographers, sportswriters...

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