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June 20, 1966
NOT WITH A NIBBLE BUT A GULP
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June 20, 1966

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HELP WANTED—FEMALE

Exciting opty, plsnt atmos, some exp nec, publ contact, meet celebs, excel fringe bnfts, trvl, 3 day, 15 hr wk, to $32,000. Write Lennie Wirtz, 1172 W. Galbraith, Cincinnati.

"There is a definite shortage of professional lady golfers," Wirtz, who is the director of the LPGA, admitted last week. "As a matter of fact, I have to confess that I overbooked the girls this year. I added several tournaments that I'm afraid will run me a little thin on players."

There are some 60 golfers eligible for the tour, which begins in March and ends in November. However, only about 35 show up for any one tournament. Just four of last year's eight newcomers have survived, and of the nine players who joined the tour this year only Candy Phillips and Penny Zavichas so far have won their LPGA cards—which involves finishing in the top 80% in three of four consecutive tournaments.

Although Kathy Whitworth won $32,327 as the leading LPGA money winner last year, to date Miss Phillips has earned but $50, Miss Zavichas $42; and it has been estimated that it costs a player $165 a week to stay on the tour.

In other words, lrg bnk acct hlpfl.

PITFALL

There's this fellow in England, Edward Links, draftsman by trade, who is going around trying to persuade weekend pilots that swimming pools are an inestimable aid to navigation.

"Nothing," he says, "stands out from the air so well as the blue of a chlorinated swimming pool. It's just a question of getting someone to make a map of all the pools in England."

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