Sport: Joe's Fight

Time was when Joe Louis let his eloquent fists do his talking for him. But last week the ex-heavyweight champion found himself shadow-boxing with an elusive opponent: racial discrimination, disguised in doubletalk. Joe fumbled for the right words, then angrily called it "the biggest fight of my life." Specifically, Joe was squaring off against the Professional Golfers' Association, which allows only "Caucasians" to enter a P.G.A.-sponsored tournament.

It all started when Joe was approached by local officials about playing in the San Diego Open. Amateur Golfer Louis (middle 70s) decided to play. A Los Angeles Negro professional named Bill Spiller then...

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