File 51-2568 - Golf, Ontario Open

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Golf, Ontario Open

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  • June 29, 1951 (Creation)
    Kitchener-Waterloo Record

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14 photographs : b&w copy negatives ; 10 x 8 cm and 8 x 10 cm

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The Kitchener-Waterloo Record began with the publication of the Daily News of Berlin on February 9, 1878 and was the first daily paper in the area. It was published by Peter Moyer. Over the years it had several names and publishers: in January of 1897 it was purchased by the German Printing and Publishing Company and was amalgamated with that company's Berlin Daily Record to become the Berlin News Record, and later still the News Record, all published by William (Ben) V. Uttley. In 1918 the publishers of the German-language paper the Berliner Journal, William D. Euler (later Senator for North Waterloo) and William J. Motz, purchased the News Record and changed the name to the Kitchener Daily Record. On July 17, 1922 the Record absorbed the other daily, the Daily Telegraph. With that event, the original three daily papers (the News Record, the Berlin Daily Record, and the Daily Telegraph) became one.

The Berliner Journal began in December 29, 1859 by Frederick Rittinger and John Motz, and was located on Queen Street south, Kitchener. Motz remained editor until his death in 1899, at which time his son William acquired his father's interest. When Rittinger died in 1915 his share was acquired by William D. Euler. The weekly Journal ended on May 10, 1924. The Record’s first staff photographer was Harry Huehnergard, who worked for the paper for 49 years before retiring in 1986 as Manager of the Photographic Department.

In 1948 the Kitchener Daily Record was re-named the Kitchener-Waterloo Record, which name it retained until 1994, when it became simply The Record. In 1928 the paper moved from its home at 49 King Street west to a new building at 30 Queen Street north where it was to stay for 44 years until moving in May 1973 to 225 Fairway Road. When William J. Motz died in 1946 his son John E. Motz took over as publisher. The by-then Senator Euler sold his interest to Southam Press in 1953. John E. Motz died in 1975 and the Motz Family continued to own a controlling interest in the paper until 1990, when it was sold to Southam. In 1998, The Record was sold to Sun Media Corporation, and then in March 1999, to Torstar Corporation. In January 2005, the paper moved its offices to Market Square on King Street east in Kitchener's downtown core, and on March 11, 2008, the name was changed to the Waterloo Region Record.

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Photos likely from this envelope appeared on Page 13 of the Saturday, June 30, 1951 edition of the newspaper as part of the article: "Nine Twin City Golfers Qualify For Final 36 Holes of Open Play."

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Photo caption that accompanied both photos: "FIRST-ROUND LEADERS - Kitchener's Jerry Kesselring, left [see 51-2568_008 for closest version], and Fred Hawkins of El Paso, Tex., were among the top six finishers in the first day's play of the Ontario Open golf championship here yesterday. The local amateur carded a 71 and the visiting professional a sub-par 70. Part of the gallery at the 18th hole in yesterday's opening day of play for Ontario Open golf honors is shown in the lower photo [missing from envelope, no suitable substitute]."

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51-2568_012 appeared on Page 20 of the Friday, June 29, 1951 edition of the newspaper as part of the article: "Winds Bring High Scores In Ontario Open Golf Test."

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Photo caption from published version of 51-2568_012: "U.S. ENTRIES - With over 130 entries in the Ontario Open golf tournament, which opened today at Westmount Golf Club, 14 are from the U.S. Left to right above on the practice green are J.G. Brown, general chairman; Herman Coelho of Honolulu, Hawaii, Smiley Quick of Los Angeles, Calif., U.S. golf pros, and B.F. "Spike" Kearns, tournament chairman and member of the Ontario Golf Association executive."

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51-2568_002 appeared on Page 22 of the Thursday, June 28, 1951 edition of the newspaper as part of the article: "Field of 130 to Tee Off in Ontario Open."

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Photo caption from published version of 51-2568_002: "READY FOR THE OPEN - Teeing off at Westmount, three U.S. entries in the Ontario Open, which will be played tomorrow and Saturday, were met by G. Harold Banks, centre, Ontario Golf Association secretary of Toronto. Left to right are Doug Brown, Kitchener, Jerry Barber, Pasedena, Calif.; Mr. Banks, Ansel Snow, Myrtle Beach, N.C., and Fred Hawkins, El Paso, Tex."

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Cropped version of 51-2568_014 appeared on Page 13 of the Monday, December 31, 1951 edition of the newspaper as part of a "1951 Sport Highlights" feature.

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Photo caption from published December version of 51-2568_014: "TOPS - The Ontario Open golf championship, played at Westmount, fell to a U.S. invader as Smiley Quick of Los Angeles shattered par to win."

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Smily Quick appears at right in uncropped version of 51-2568_014.

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