This year, after Barbara McIntire won the British Amateur cup, which she holds here, she was not permitted to take it out of England. Barbara will say only that this is the custom, but in 1956, when Wiffi Smith of St. Clair, Mich. won the trophy, she did manage to get it back to the U.S. An American general flew in from Rome, picked up the cup and flew it home for her. After a year a British airline executive appeared at her door and with a friend carted the cup off in the back seat of his car. It has been rumored since that the cup was damaged. If it was, Miss Smith knows nothing about it. She received a letter from the Ladies' Golf Union saying that it had arrived safely in England. Barbara made no effort to get the trophy home. She returned it promptly to its owners and has not seen it since.