RACES: Backward Step

Fort Lauderdale's 18-hole municipal golf course, a choice piece of Florida real estate, has been appraised at a cool million dollars. But last week the city commissioners, by a 3-to-2 vote, knocked down the course for $562,400 to the Fort Lauderdale Men's Golf Association, which will henceforth run it as a restricted private club. Reason: a Negro foursome, denied permission to play, had won a Federal Court order to open the course to Negroes.

After the sale Fort Lauderdale golfers heard unhappily that greens fees ($1.50 in summer, $3 in winter) will soon be raised to cover taxes, improvements, and...

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