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South Africa / Davis Cup Competition / Lamb Appointment #256356

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 13, 1978
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(Studio) South Africa's choice of Peter Lamb, who is of mixed race, or colored, as member of Davis Cup tennis team reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Lamb's background in tennis and hopes to see non-white player on South Africa's Davis Cup team noted. Lamb is now student at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee. [LAMB - cites reaction to being named to team and to political implications of appointed] Plans by NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) and other civil rights groups to demonstrate against South Africa's race policy at Davis Cup matches at Vanderbilt University noted; reaction to Lamb's appointed by NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) executive director Benjamin Hooks and his remaining questions reported [HOOKS - lists items he wants to be sure of in connection with Lamb appointed and South Africa policies.] [Former United States Davis Cup player Arthur ASHE - thinks South Africa's action in Lamb appointed is only for intl. consumption.]
REPORTER: Jim Kilpatrick

(Studio) Withdrawal of NLT Corporation as underwriter of Davis Cup matches at Vanderbilt, because of South Africa controversy, reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Kilpatrick, Jim

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