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Sam snead wins Masters... Marion SD church disaster...

Item # 590449

April 11, 1949

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 11, 1949

* Sam Snead wins Masters Golf Tournament
* Marion, South Dakota church explosion

This 44 page newspaper has a two column headline on the front page: "65 Die, 50 Injured in Church Razed by Palm Sunday Blast" with related photo.

This tells of the fatal explosion of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Marion, South Carolina.

Also a banner headline on page 31 that reads: "Snead, Displaying Brilliant Putting, Annexes Masters Golf With Card of 282" with subheads that include: "W. VIRGINIAN FIRST BY THREE STROKES" and more with related photo and score card (see photos). 1st report coverage on Sam Snead winning the 1949 Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, Georgia.

Other news, sports and various advertisements of the day throughout. Rag edition in great condition.

Category: The 20th Century