Lieut. Joe Conrad, now stationed at Gary AFB, San Marcus, Texas, is comparatively small (5 feet 8 inches, 155 pounds) as golfers go. Born 25 years ago in San Antonio, Tex., he became a golfer in spite of the hope of his father, a railroad worker, that he would some day be a big league baseball player. Joe was a heavy-hitting infielder with an American Legion team in San Antonio, but 12 years ago he started playing golf with Joe Sr.'s sawed-off clubs and golf has been his game ever since. At North Texas State College, Joe played golf four years, lost only one match. In 1951 he won the Texas Amateur and the Mexican Amateur, in 1953 the Trans-Mississippi, and the Southern Amateur the last two years. He is now the defending world-wide Air Force champion. Said his mother on hearing of his British Amateur triumph: "I just can't believe that little guy going way over there and winning something big like that."