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THE QUESTION: Do you favor playing the Davis Cup finals some place other than Forest Hills?
Jimmy Jemail
April 20, 1959
JOHN FOSTER DULLESSecretary of SlateWashington, D.C.Yes, as long as the games are played on grass. I played my tennis at Princeton—on grass. The real name for the game is lawn tennis, not tennis. Why can't areas i hat want Davis Cup matches grow grass? This country has beautiful golf greens.
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April 20, 1959

The Question: Do You Favor Playing The Davis Cup Finals Some Place Other Than Forest Hills?

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JOHN FOSTER DULLES
Secretary of Slate
Washington, D.C.
Yes, as long as the games are played on grass. I played my tennis at Princeton—on grass. The real name for the game is lawn tennis, not tennis. Why can't areas i hat want Davis Cup matches grow grass? This country has beautiful golf greens.

ALEX OLMEDO
U.S. Davis Cup star
Los Angeles and Arequipa, Peru
Yes and no. The last time I played in the championships at Forest Hills, spectator interest was not too great. In California we'd get much bigger crowds. The only problem is the grass, which makes the best surface.

VICTOR DENNY
President, USLTA
Seattle
I have no prejudice. On the Continent, most tennis is played on clay. We will investigate every possible location thoroughly and try to play in locations which will do the most for the game and where we will get the best attendance.

DR. CHARLES MALIK
President
UN General Assembly
Washington, D.C.
Why change something that is a tradition? I played tennis at the American University of Beirut, at Harvard and after college days, both on grass and clay. I prefer grass. Move the Davis Cup only if grass courts can be guaranteed.

RONALD REAGAN
Movie actor
Hollywood, Calif.
No. In this changing world we should take a second look at traditions before casting them aside. The Rose Bowl wouldn't be the Rose Bowl if you peddled it around. Championship tennis should be played on grass courts.

PERLE MESTA
Ex-Minister to Luxembourg
Washington, D.C.
Of course. What's so sacred about the location? The Davis Cup was played in Boston and Brooklyn long before Forest Hills took the championships. So why shouldn't other areas see the Davis Cup matches?

KENNETH GIFFORD
Former president and chairman of board Schick, Inc.
Bal Harbour, Fla.
Yes. Although it takes years to build a tradition, the fact remains that every sport that is spread around has benefited through increased interest. Hold tennis championships in different places and interest will increase.

RENVILLE McMANN
Past president, USLTA
New York
I'm neither in favor nor opposed, but the average football or baseball stadium is not a fit arena for championship tennis. Certain factors are important: the stadium, local organization and facilities, difference in time zones, press coverage, etc

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