Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on April 8, 1976 · Page 7
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Another Masters Unfolds AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -Another Masters unfolds today — the last under the steely eyes and iron rule of Clifford Roberts —, and' one may wonder what the 1976 tournament can produce as a fitting farewell to the man who was architect of some of golf's greatest dramas. Is it possible to surpass the pulse-pounding finish of a year ago when Jack Nicklaus, Tom Weiskopf and Johnny Miller came down to the end head-to- head with Nicklaus sinking a 40-foot putt on the 70th hole to clinch it? Can Nicklaus capture his sixth Masters? Can Arnold Palmer, a graying but still dynamic competitor at 46, regain his old charging magic for one last hurrah to pile another green victor's jacket on the four already hanging in the Augusta National's trophy room? Can Johnny Miller muster one of his birdie binges that has made him the Winter Tour king of the last three seasons, or can Hubert Green pick up on his string of three straight victories scored in Florida before last week's layoff? Can an amateur win for the first time in the tournament's 42-year history — perhaps the national amateur champion Fred Ridley of Winter Haven. Fla.; Curtis Strange of Virginia Beach, Va.. or the Brazilian invader. Preszelo Gonzalaz Diniz? The feeling is that something exciting and transcendant always happens at the Masters, such as Gene Sarazen's double-eagle in 1935, the scrambling antics of colorful Billie Joe Patton in 1954. the collapse of amateur Ken Venturi, who yielded nine shots to Jack Burke Jr., in the final round in 1956 and the Ben Hogan-Sam Snead and Hogan-Byron Nelson playoffs of earlier years. "There can never be another Cliff Roberts," William H. Lane. 52-year-old package food executive from Houston said Wednesday after receiving the cloak of Times Herald, Carroll, la. -j Thunday, April 8, 1976 / tournament chairman from the 82-year-old New York financier who has guided the Masters since its birth in 1933. Roberts' retirement, rumored for the last several years but expected by no one. hit Augusta National like a thunderclap. His successor was a complete surprise. With a typical slow drawl and dry wit, Roberts introduced Lane to a large gathering of the press and laconically added: "I'm not going to call on Bill because I'm chairman of this tournament until its conclusion and I don't want any interference from him."^ When reporters continued to press for some background information on the new chairman, Roberts sternly shut off the course of questioning. "1 stated previously Mr. Lane is to remain silent until the end of this tournament." Roberts said he would stay on as chairman of the Augusta National Club. Asked who had the responsibility of choosing the tournament's new boss. Roberts said tersely: "Largely mine." It was a'typical performance by the lean, bespectacled Wall Streeter with the chiseled features and inflexible will. He has been the benevolent despot of the Masters since the day back in 1931 when he and his friend, the late Bob Jones, discovered the lush acres known as the "Fruitlands" and decided to start writing golf history here. From the inception of the Masters. Roberts has been largely a man of mystery, pulling the strings from his Sports Glances Gentlemen — Cut -unwanted strokes off your game this year by wearing a pair of DUNHAM GOLF SHOES i Water repellent > Replaceable spikes > Cushion insole • Padded collar • All white • Black/White • Brown/White • Brown/Tan • Red/White, Blue Muny to Open The Carroll Municipal Golf Course will open on Saturday. Bill Badding, the club manager, will be at the clubhouse from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday to sell club memberships. Prices are $70 for families, $35 for single adults, and $20 for junior members. A complete set of rules can be obtained at the clubhouse. For further information call the City Recreation Department at 792-1000. Spring Fishing Spring fishing has improved considerably in the last few days, the Iowa Conservation Commission said Thursday. Anglers are beginning to take good catches of crappie, bluegill and channel catfish. Some good walleye fishing is reported from certain southern Iowa streams and bullheads are providing most of the action in the state's northern natural lakes. According to the ICC, good bullhead fishing is reported at Black Hawk Lake at Lake View and good crappie fishing at Prairie Rose.Lake in Shelby County. . There is also good bullhead, crappie and perch fishing at Spirit Lake in Dickinson County and fair bullhead fishing at East Okoboji. Iowa Oaks Take Two The Iowa Oaks split their squad Wednesday and came away with a pair of exhibition game victories. In the forenoon, the Oaks' A team topped the parent Chicago White Sox' B team 6-3 and then manager Loren Babe relied on> players from the lower classifications to defeat Knoxville4-3. Kevin Bell crashed a three- run homer off of Bart Johnson in the first inning to start the Oaks' victory in the first game. Iowa managed 12 hits off of Johnson, Terry Forster and Clay Carroll. The Oaks added a run in the sixth on two singles and a fielder's choice and wrapped it up on Jerry Hairston's two-run double in the eighth inning. White Sox rookies Pete Vukovich and Jack Kucek pitched for Iowa, limiting their teammates to eight hits. Bugs Moran. Greg Telecky and Duane Shaffer — the only players Babe used who figure to be with the Oaks when the ,season opens — combined to pitch the afternoon triumph. Csonka Returns Larry Csonka returned to the National Football League when he signed to play with the New York Giants. no-flame Follow operating Instructions contained in manufacturer's booklet, packed with appliance. BROILER-ROTISSERIE The handiest appliance a kitchen has ever had! 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An executive of a financial house, he kept his personal affairs separated from those of his golf machinations. Around Augusta National, everyone quickly learned to call him "Mr. Roberts." He was a close friend of President Eisenhower, who made Augusta his summer White House. Once, when Ike wanted to have a tree removed, the request was rejected. Not an inch of turf was changed, not a cup of sand disturbed, not a green mowed without his approval. He was the boss. He set strict guidelines to preserve the pleasant, home-in-the-country atmosphere of the tournament, rigidly refusing to bow to commercial pressures. Roberts, with Bob Jones' tradition behind it. built the Masters from a casual invitational affair — with more writers than spectators in the early years — into perhaps the world's best run and most glamorous event. "My purpose." said Lane, of his new responsibility as chairman, "is to preserve and maintain the dignity which Mr. Roberts has built into the Masters. 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