We, the members of the Hungarian National Olympic Team, who came to the United States after choosing freedom at the close of the 1956 Olympic Games at Melbourne (SI, Dec. 3, 1956) and now enjoy the hospitality of the people of the United States, send you our sincere regards and grateful thanks on the first anniversary of the organization of our team.
As a result of previous Olympic Games, members of our team have won 12 gold medals and three silver medals for the Hungarian colors. We wish to serve the ideals of amateur sports and the fame of Hungarian sportsmanship with our future successes and results.
We thank you for your assistance in enabling us to come to this great country where we found personal freedom, good jobs and sports possibilities.
for The Hungarian National Olympic Team San Francisco
SPECIAL BASKETBALL ISSUE:
Just as your special issues on baseball (SI, April 15) and football (SI, Sept. 23) were worthy of superlative appraisal, so can your special issue on College Basketball (SI, Dec. 9) draw well-deserved acclamation. Never before has a magazine ever presented such a thorough synopsis of the major college fives in such an interesting, informative manner.
SPECIAL BASKETBALL ISSUE: HOW COME?
I feel that you should have included a section on small college basketball similar to the one you had on independent teams.
In this area we have what many think is one of the best college teams in the nation—Pacific Lutheran College. Last year PLC compiled a 28-1 won-lost record against college competition. Their only defeat (by
1 point) was in the semifinals of the national NAIA tournament in Kansas City to the team that easily won the championship the next night. PLC finished third.
This year, Pacific Lutheran beat the Buchan Bakers, a strong AAU team, by 11 points. The next night the Buchan team defeated Seattle University by 3 points.
I suppose there are a few other small colleges that could qualify in this category.