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Occasional visitors to horse tracks, dog tracks and jai alai frontons often are confused by the fickle flicker of the pari-mutuel odds board. Most of them do not know—until the board flashes it—how much they are owed on a winning ticket. Now the Miami Jai Alai Fronton has done something about the matter. It has thrown away the odds board and is posting the actual amount of dollars a lucky bettor would get back from a $2 wager. Thus, instead of reporting odds of 5 to 1, the board flashes 12—the $2 bet plus $10 winnings.
The system has been in operation since Christmas and has proved popular with most fronton patrons, so much so that Richard I. Berenson, fronton president, expects it to be copied by other frontons and even tracks. He surveyed dog-track fans a few months ago and discovered that at least 75% did not know how much money they would receive for a wager. Most forgot to include the $2 investment.
But the system is not 100% popular.
"It takes all the suspense out of winning," one fan wailed.
When Mrs. Chester A. Phillips was 50 years old she took up golf because her husband, who teaches at the State University of Iowa, interested her in the game. Last fall Mrs. Phillips won the women's championship of the Elks Country Club in Iowa City. That was a few weeks before her 84th birthday.
"I hadn't been playing good golf all summer," Mrs. Phillips recalled the other day. "But match play is different, and this was match play. I won it on the last hole by one stroke."
The course is nine holes, and she goes around in the mid-40s or lower, carrying her own five-club bag. Putting is her strongest point.