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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 24, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, Morcti 24, 1973 THE ICTHMIDOI HRMD Tourney director once threatened no Negroes at Augusta event Masters under pressure to break barrier By RED in the Masters the no white man has Whatever his Roberts describes as "our New York Times the as "subtle This makes it harder may have of their ability to said, "try ignoring a the Badillo black man than for a his public position in competition for Ameri- NEW YORK gang who qualifies. Believe that a special meet the qualifying years has not the committee years ago Cliff Koberts, would not remain a extended this year to Lee Elder is asking He has said invited 16 professionals and runs Hie Masters golf then you would learn Roberts refused, special favors but it can that the absence of amateurs from abroad for onship in Augusta, Ga., trouble is inviting Elder merely that an exception the Masters' year's tournament. Not all a newspaperman up to his nrrr he was black would be made if only to a recent news letter white. Maybe Elder or an- York apartment. Over or your own good, unit, in pressure on one year's tournament he black should be invited he confided that lie had a i i i tt i there was time to group. That is not out that there was still an African. lem. He said "the people liim. in tact, see tnat a debate on that in reverse. It is candidates to qualify are Herman Badillo in Augusta" had warned ine very urst inv point, the gallant at New .Orleans heard of John Shipper, that if he ever had a Negro didn't express h i out Thursday and ft "We would Cliff Roberts probably the Masters it would be the end of the tournament. racial attitudes and he wasn't asked about them. 65 in the first round of the Greater New Orleans the qualifying regulations Indeed tliey -didn't than happy if a black man he wrote, He was a black caddy at Shinnecock Hills on Long the day he told about this, the scores had come in from the first round of the National open championship and two black men were among the leaders. (Their names elude memory now but the chances are Charlie Silford was one.) What should he do, Roberts asked, if one of them should finish among the 16 leaders time he was just worried about his tournament, unnecessarily as it turned out, for no blacks qualified thai year. In fact, no black has ever qualified under the terms rale down for this 39-year-old championship. This has promptec Rep. Herman Badillo of New York and 17 other congressmen to write that "it is victory In New Orleans, or in the Greater Greensboro next week, would qualify Lee for the Masters but despite today's score the odds are long 'against It is difficult enough to beat off 150 players of championship class even when you don't have the world looking over your shoulder 1934 when the tournament began as the Augusta National Invitational. In those days the tournament committee invite anybody it chose, and it did not choose blacks, Qualifying standards came later, have been changed many times and will be changed in the future. Much has changed since that although the Augusta National Club was officially neutral, there were "dentimen-tal good luck wishes far Mr. James who caddled at the club for eight years before joining the touring pros. The club is in a bind because its own rules distinguish between U.S. who must qualify in one of 13 and when the second U.S. open was held at the club, he entered. Some of the British and Scottish pros muttered about a boycott.. "We'll miss they were told by Theodore Havemeyer, the sugar king who was president of the United Stales Golf Association, "but Mr. Shippen plays." Shippen did, and tied for the open and thus qualify time that your evening when and foreign place. This was 1896 and the subject to a careful prospect of becoming expressed fears who can- be invited Shippen died only recent- "If you think having a black in the Masters is a black man in the I Cliff Roberts' whim. Acting great with years and grace. Mired deep in National League Lee leading tee Elder, one of the few blacks on the PGA tour, .shares the Greater New Orleans golf lead loday afrer o .74 Friday. He shot -a 65 Thursday. Elder is the centre of a controversy involving the 1973 Masters tournament laier this month in Augusta, Geo, Seals down Leafs for self-satisfaction only By THE CANADIAN PRESS. Light-scoring Gary Croteau tallied the first and last Califor- nia goals Friday night to pace the Golden Seals to a 7-4 victory over Toronto Maple Leafs in the only scheduled National Hockey League game. It was only the fifth and sixth goals of the season for the 25- year-old left winger from Slid- What's New in Trailer ing from PREBCO? NO MONOX Delects the presence of deadly carbon monoxide be- fore it can be harmful. For use in CAR BOAT HOME OFFICE FACTORY ONLY AVAILABLE NOW AT 1 ,99 PREBCO 600 4th Avenue North West of the Gat Company bury, whose defensive work is prized more than his of- fence. But Croteau has had only lim- ited opportunity to perform ei- ther function this year, CALIFORNIA 7, TORONTO 4 First Period 1, Tofwio, Keen 3ere and left a capacity gattier-ng at Lunbreck pleasded with his supcbb effort last month. The Lethbridge boxing club, busy for the Canada Winter Games to be held that f has 1 lost the heavyweight boxing 1 championship to Fort- 1 man after holding it for about two yean, do you know who 1 held the heavyweight title for! shortest time In history, up to Foreman Answer if dinner. Natrass joins master of ceremonies Pat Sullivan of the Herald. Natrass has been on more Olympic teams than any other Canadian as a member our xapshooting team. On more than one occasion lie has held at least one Canadian shooting and district in early 1975, is not on a sound financial footing and require the full support of boxing fans in this area. Some of the club's boxers have an excellent chance of appearing in the Games but the elu needs both the moral and fi-nancial support of Oie fans if it is to continue to operate Camera who won 1 heavyweight1 June 29, 1 1933 and lost it June 1934, holding It [ust 350 days. Here's way for you 1 golfers to improve your game There's o golf course in South I America where even the duf- 1 ret con hit the ball like Jack 1 NfcVlaus It's the Molla- course near la Par, Bo- _ Natrass captained the Alberta team in the from Lethbridge, standing some 1 feel above tea level It's 1 Trap shooting Lunbreck, the highest golf course In I championships last year, and as well has competed in numerous trapshooting events in North and Pincher Cree will be represented on tonight's card. Perry Odncy, Andy Stump, and -the altitude Is to high, and there's so Illtle 1 oxygen, thot golf bolls go I much farther than at conven- 1 tionnl courses Golfers at The Natrass family is Wicks, Charlie Goklie can thrill to blast- 1 known in international Prongoa will be a ball 400 yards with a 1 as many well-known in that rare atmos- His daughter Susan is swingers in ica while son Garry is ing closely in the Nafrass BIG nnva lower on ily tradition oC excellent Steel Belted 1 (AP) Otis tire with 2 belts of I Tickets for the dinner, set the back who holds 30% more mileage and I are on sale in Jliik Purdue rusliing and can be obtained from any v Elk member. 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