Betting ranges from a minimum bet of two marks, about 50�, to a big bet of 50 marks, about $12. A bettor at the 50-mark window is automatically stamped as a tourist.
Mr. Coles Phinizy's article on the Tewksbury Foot Bassets (SI, Mar. 14) was most interesting, especially the pictures. My daughter, then Mary Mather, and her sister Jane had some years ago a fine pack of Bassets, which they kept in the kennels of their father, who still has a great pack of foxhounds at Brandywine Farms, West Chester, Pa. (SI, Oct. 25).
The girls, then ages 15 and 12, took their pack to northern New Jersey and alone entered them in the Basset pack trials at Peapack. They won the trials, and also won championships at the Bryn Mawr Hound Show. This pack was fine in the field also, no one ever helping the girls.
We went to Nantucket in the summer and hunted with Mr. William Justice's harriers. I made the great mistake of calling "Tallyho" when treeing away a hare. Mr. Justice never forgave me for this. He said to hare it was always, "So-Ho."
I would like to know if this is correct. If it is not too much trouble, would you let me know?
?The unforgiving Mr. Justice is right. On viewing a hare the proper cry is "So-ho!" "Tally-ho!" is properly used in foxhunting only, but our Mr. Phinizy distinctly heard them cry "Tally-ho" at Peapack.—ED.
THE AF'S FRANKENSTEIN MONSTER
I quite agree that Andrews Air Force Base (High-Flying Rockets, SI, Mar. 21) does have a plethora of talent but in so acquiring this "plethora of proficiency" hasn't it left a paucity of talent, basketball-wise, at many of the former home bases of the Rocket stars?
Last year in the 1954 World Wide Air Force Basketball Tournament the Rockets fizzled out in one game, due to the unerring eyes of Rousey and Keely who played for Francis E. Warren AFB. Subsequently, needless to say, these two men were transferred to Andrews AFB, ostensibly to hold down conventional Air Force jobs.
The avowed purpose of the Air Force sports program, at the intramural level, is to provide sports for all, while at the interbase level it is to develop teams which give the outstanding athlete a chance to display his wares.... At the conclusion of each athletic season the various sports conferences (the Air Force divides the world into 12 major sports areas called conferences) hold tournaments to determine their top team. The winners of the several conference tournaments have the opportunity to participate in the Air Force World Wide Sports Tournament.... The purpose is to declare the resultant victor the best team in the Air Force. But, gentlemen, how naive can we get; it appears to us in this sports business that the 1955 World Wide Basketball Tournament is a foregone conclusion.
It is a pity that the objective purpose, which the Air Force sports program is supposed to have, has been transmuted into an extremely subjective, if not selfish, purpose on the part of "...somebody with authority at Andrews..."