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Golfing legend Bobby Jones retires from the sport...



Item # 625983

November 18, 1930

NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 18, 1930 

* Bobby Jones retires from competitive golf
* American amateur golfer quits for film


The front page has one column heads announcing the retirement of golfing great Bobby Jones: "JONES QUITS GOLF; ACCEPTS FILM OFFER" "Announces Retirement After Signing for Series of Instructional Pictures on the Game" "Work May Net $250,000" "
Demands of His Law Business Prompt Him to End Competitive Play, Champion Says"
with the text carrying over to page 33 where there is much more coverage and nice photo captioned; "Bobby Jones" (see) Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 52 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers of these high-quality editions. A few small binding slits along the spine, very nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century