Business: Up Thumbs and Down

Crowds continued to flock to Tom Thumb Golf courses last week. City councils gravely debated whether it was a "real" sport and hence a violation of Sunday laws. A national open tournament on the original Chattanooga course was planned. And, more important, Garnet Carter sold his interests for $200,000.

Apparently chief profiler from his invention has been Mr. Carter, the Chattanooga innkeeper who observed his putting course was used more than the regular links (TIME, July 14). Last week revealed new details, a new chief character.*

Soon after Garnet Carter started using cottonseed hulls...

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