In the finals of the NCAA tournament, in which Iowa lost to San Francisco, Cain scored 17 points. His man Farmer didn't get a point. The previous night Farmer scored 26 against SMU.
In four NCAA tourney games Cain scored 99 points, an average of just under 25 a game. He hit 28 against Morehead State, 34 against Kentucky, 20 against Temple and 17 against Frisco.
Naulls is a natural center, not a forward like Cain. And the Olympic team has some fair country centers. Russell and Darling would seem to be fair representation at the center post.
Naulls in many ways would be out of place at forward, particularly on defense. I feel the Olympic committee was looking for the best men in each position.
Sports Director, KGLO
Mason City, Iowa
?Carl Cain is every bit as good as Mr. Kew says, but we still would have picked Willie Naulls.—ED.
A GOLDFISH FOR A BROWN
Until a few months ago, I lived in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Friday nights would drive to Dillon, Mont, or Pinedale, Wyo. to try and match wits for a weekend with the wily brown trout (SI, April 30). We always felt that the brown trout was the greatest test for a fisherman. We all tried desperately to catch browns with dry flies, but always had to resort to using our spinning outfit, always sinking "streamer flies" or using good old "goldfish" lures to get the real big browns.
THE GREATEST TEAM
In response to your inquiry for nominations for the greatest team in major league baseball history (19TH HOLE, April 30), I choose the great Chicago Cubs of 1906 to 1910. During this time they averaged 106 victories and 47 defeats per season. Their finest year was 1906: the record was 116 won, 36 lost. Four members of this great team are in the Hall of Fame.
Following closely are the 1929-31 Athletics and the 1926-28 New York Yankees.
CHARLES M. CORDEN
THE ONE GRACIOUS VOICE
The letter of Robert W. Wood Jr. of Princeton, N.J. (19TH HOLE, April 30) points up one of the great journalistic delinquencies of our time, to wit: no one has ever realized that a "profile" of Fight Announcer Harry Balogh is a feature boxing fans and literati alike would enjoy and treasure. Harry is one of the most unique "champions" of the contemporary sports scene.
Cancellation of the "Eastun Pockway Arener" shows marked the end of an era.