Congratulations to SI for giving a well-merited publicity break to a grand old (some of the drivers are of the third generation) sport.
For the record, however, it should be noted that any competition between Bud Wiget and myself "(Wiget and Tenney battle it out for Southern outboard honors," " 'We'll have to continue to feud with Tenney next year,' he [Wiget] grinned"), was not quite of the order denoted by your article. Bud will be the first to acknowledge that the writer was in fact over-all winner at the St. Petersburg regatta...and the record shows that the writer was over-all high point winner at Lakeland, Lake Lafred and Punta Gorda.
Credit should have been given to Doug Creech, Mabry Edwards, Bob Cramer and other drivers who beat the writer more often and more thoroughly, with equal class equipment, than the single heat victory which the record shows for Bud.
Heartiest congratulations are due to Bud Wiget, however, for a fine showing in breaking the Class F Hydro competition record at St. Petersburg and the Class C Service Runabout record at Lakeland, and for winning the Col. Green Star Island Trophy for the greatest number of points amassed in any one class in the Grapefruit Circuit, in this case in Class C Service Runabouts.
Thanks again to SI for running such a fine article on what to many of us is the finest sport of all.
I have just received the April 4th issue. I think the chapter from the book Korean Boy is one of the best stories I have ever read.
Great Neck, N.Y.
PLUG FOR A FRIEND
Being able to consider myself one of the charter subscribers to SI, I would like to put in a plug for that heartwarming short story, My Friend, My Playmate.
Plenty of human interest here—keep them coming.
GEORGE A. SANFORD
Enjoy all your stories but especially My Friend, My Playmate. It is really a most moving and heartwarming story to read.