?There are only 16 words that can be used in bidding, and Winslow is not one of them.—ED.
You deserve a real commendation for the editorial "Washington Asks for Advice and Gets It" (EVENTS & DISCOVERIES, Oct. 27). This sort of coverage is excellent in bringing to the attention of the public the efforts being made to improve the fitness of our youth. To my knowledge, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED is the only magazine available which regularly covers this vital aspect of our present-day life.
I wholeheartedly agree with every recommendation made by the President's Citizens Advisory Committee. Especially excellent was the statement by Chairman Wadsworth. "What I want for my children..." could well serve as a frontispiece for every curriculum guide and course of study in the nation's schools—for any area of the curriculum.
Consultant, Health and Recreation Sacramento
The report to President Eisenhower entitled Fitness of American Youth sounds of value and I would very much like to obtain a copy. Where do you advise I write to secure a copy of this publication?
University of North Carolina
?Educators and others with a pertinent interest in fitness should address their requests to the President's Council on Youth Fitness, 441 G St. N.W., Washington 25, D.C.—ED.
IN THE BAG (CONT.)
In the EVENTS & DISCOVERIES columns of Oct. 27 we of the Detroit Hockey Club read with interest the story concerning the Tea Council's choice of Bill Skowron as Sportsman of the Year.
Our personal nomination would be Gordie Howe, captain of the Red Wings, who has been drinking tea before, during and after every game of his 13-year National Hockey League career.
The reason why the Red Wings are interested in anything to do with tea and sports is that for 22 seasons now tea has been used by our trainers as a pregame, between-periods and postgame refresher and stimulant, at home and on the road.
On road trips, Lefty Wilson, head trainer, includes a gallon thermos bottle, a heating rod and quart-sized tea bags among his equipment. Tea is also used after the daily practice session at Olympia during the season.
The use of tea in the Red Wings' dressing room, which is the only drink allowed—no beer, soft drinks or water—began back in the playoffs of 1936. Detroit and the old Montreal Maroons played a 176�-minute game; it was 2:25 a.m. when the Wings scored the game's only goal after three regular 20-minute periods, five overtime 20-minute periods and 16:30 of a sixth extra session. The contest spanned two days, from March 24 to March 25.