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THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT

Jan. 21, 1957
Jan. 21, 1957

Table of Contents
Jan. 21, 1957

Texas Oasis
Events & Discoveries
Basketball
Snow Patrol
Motor Sports
Acknowledgments
Commodore Of Bimini
Ron Delany
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT

MAN AGAINST THE SEA

This is an article from the Jan. 21, 1957 issue Original Layout

The aqueous frustration of Gardner Dickinson Jr. is the result of the most forbidding water hazard in all golf—a foaming inlet of the Pacific Ocean which intersects the par-3 16th hole at Monterey's Pebble Beach. When his tee shot plopped into the drink in the first round of the Crosby Tournament he took off his shoes and socks and manfully waded after it to do battle. Dickinson finished in a tie for 20th in the tournament, which Jay Hebert won

Barefoot golfer Dickinson, after futile play from wave-washed beach and an over-the-shoulder penalty drop sent him forth into the frigid waters after his surf-borne ball, patiently places it down on a rock in a successful attempt to reach dry land.

WIGWAGGING AT TROPICAL PARK

With the help of police officials from Dade County, a Miami photographer took this remarkable series of pictures of the arrest of two men charged with flashing results from the Florida race track to bookmakers across the country

White-hatted Thomas Cochrane (1) sits in stand, flaps program to signal horses are at the post for third race, January 3. Raised program (2) means that "they're off" to a confederate planted outside track who can telephone to bookies eagerly awaiting fast news. (Only accredited newsmen and officials have access to track telephones during the races. Cochrane jumps up (3) to indicate a photo finish has been called. Innocent horseplayer settles beside him (4) waiting for the payoffs to wink on tote board. Marking his program (5), Cochrane impresses horseplayer, who politely asks for tip. Code was so complete that prices could also be flashed outside the track. As Cochrane writes, two detectives unsympathetically intervene (6) to end unlawful semaphore.

State's attorney Ed McCollum scours horizon for receiving end of team (7) as Deputy Sheriff Albert Molina searches Cochrane. Partner Roscoe Odle is located about a half mile away in wooden house (8) just visible to naked eye from stands on a clear day. Cochrane surrenders his program-flag (9) while bespectacled horseplayer now seems awed by entire proceedings. Hatless Cochrane, exuding injured innocence, is interrogated in office of Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau (10) as reporter listens. Accused is then escorted from track (11) by cluster of policemen on way to parking lot outside, where Molina inspects his car (12) and finds radio equipment which may have been destined for some future coup by wigwaggers. Equipment was then confiscated.

Odle's arrest follows outside house (13) where he picked up Cochrane's signals. Molina gets culprit's view of track (14) as Deputy Sheriff Lefty Grubbs steadies apparatus to which Odle's binoculars were attached. Jack Loome, TRPB agent, examines binoculars (15), specially constructed and of a powerful type unknown to police. Odle is seated right. Cop puts towel (16) over shoulders of pretty, brunette Joan Hilgemier (later freed), also found in chilly house. Hungry Odle struggles with jelly jar (17) before trio is whisked to Miami jail (18). Cochrane was charged with illegally disseminating race track information, Odle with conspiracy to do the same thing. Horse finishing last in signaled race was a 10-to-1 long shot named Caught.

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