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19th HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER
May 02, 1955
THAT REMINISCENT FLAVOR Sirs:Believe me when I say that the three Southern gentlemen who spoke their piece on your April 11 cover are not typical of our attitude towards the colored race or our opinions on sports. The flavor of their thoughts is reminiscent of electioneering in Mississippi hamlets. You may have offended custom, such as it is, but you're on the winning side again—this time the right one!JOE ATTLEES Birmingham, Ala.
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May 02, 1955

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

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MORE POWER TO YOU ALL
Sirs:
I, for one, would like to venture an opinion that SI's cover was an excellent example of candid photography, and see nothing insulting, unsportsmanlike, or affectionate, for that matter, in it.

So I say, more power to you all and your sporting magazine. In the variety of items which you cover, and the unprejudiced way in which this is accomplished, maybe it will bring to the more sporting population a feeling of comradeship and good will. It seems we have more than our share of ill feeling in this world of ours today.
J. BULGER
Norristown, Pa.

HIGH PRAISE
Sirs:
When I first saw SI's April 4 issue I at once sent a telegram of congratulations.

Since that time I have also read with interest the report Herb Wind did with respect to this year's tournament. Both of these stories were done in such a fashion that I wish to compliment not only the author but also the others of your organization. I don't believe I have ever known an instance when a tournament story caused such a great deal of favorable comment.

Both Bob Jones and I feel that the first article deserves to be classified as the best thing of its kind that has ever been done in connection with a golf tournament. Needless to say, both of us are quite happy that the tournament which is sponsored by this club should be singled out for such high praise.
CLIFFORD ROBERTS
Chairman, Executive Committee
Augusta National Golf Course
Augusta, Ga.

ONE QUESTION
Sirs:
Your fine pictures and article about Bobby Jones's dream course and the Masters made me feel as if I'd played there. As an ardent golfer, I am bothered by one question about the course. Why isn't par the same on both No. 10 and No. 13 holes, since they are 470 yards long?
GILBERT M. WARREN
Madison, Wis.

?No. 10, a par four, runs downhill all the way, with the green visible from the tee. The par five, No. 13, a very tricky hole indeed, is a slightly uphill dog-leg, with a stream and a formidable trap guarding the green.—ED.

WHAT IS HE SIGNALING?
Sirs:
What kind of ball is Catcher-Coach Bill Lobe calling for on your April 18 cover? Never have I seen a signal (note Lobe's left hand) like that.
BILL WILSON
San Mateo, Calif.

?That's no signal. Lobe, like many a regular catcher, keeps one finger on the outside for better glove control.—ED.

OPTIMISM
Sirs:
...Thought maybe Lobe was keeping his fingers crossed in hopes that Cleveland will win the pennant again this year.
PHIL GAUTHIER
Adams County Free Press
Corning, Iowa

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