Things are looking up here in the Salt Lake Valley as the Gross has wrangled another caper. Pick up on this: I'm getting my own TV show. Yeh, I start February 2 with a new five-minute sports program four nights a week at 10:25 over KSL-TV (Channel 5). Good experience and lots of jack for the short time involved. Don't know my exact salary as yet but $200 a month looks like a possible starter. My fianc�e makes quite a bit of loot as a model and window trimmer and my future father-in-law is quite an operator with lots of angles going. We may make it to Hawaii yet.
See where the Bears drafted my boy John Adams (remember the big back from L.A. State who worked out in the clinic with me this summer?), I was hoping the Giants would grab him. Glad to see N.Y. picked up Overton Curtis—great boy and on a good club could really turn out to be a ringer. [ED. NOTE: This information turned out to be erroneous; Curtis was in fact drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers.] He's been the best breakaway back in the Skyline for the past two seasons despite injuries.
Been getting quite a few fan letters from N.Y. kids and am really impressed with the young sports enthusiasts in the East. Much more informed than the kids out West.
A great change has occurred in Lee's life by the time he pens this next, letter. He has taken a trip to Las Vegas; he has lost $200 while Sue has won $150; he has taken an apartment off the Utah campus and dropped his winter classes in favor of concentrating on sportswriting and his TV show; in short, Lee is a husband:
March 14, 1959
Well, pardner, here I am, an old married man. Slippers, robe, television, etc.—disgusting! I didn't know how good I had it. Once you're married it's a fight every day just to stay above water. Women are irrational, that's all there is to it. Completely unfit to live with. But how in the hell are we gonna get along without them?
As for me, looks like I won't be able to graduate this June as originally planned. Not enough hours. Have to come back in 1960. So I've dropped most of my classes and right now I've got one thing in mind—making money. If you have any suggestions, fill me in. Dad isn't working and I'm trying to help him any way possible. TV show is going great and I'm writing lots of material for the Deseret News. Wife is modeling and decorating windows. We're trying hard to save all the money possible for any future additions.
I wrote a short story recently which I'll send along soon. It's called A World of His Own and it's strictly me. I enjoyed writing it very much.
Guess that bit you threw in about me and Otto didn't hurt cause I got my bid to play in the College All-Star game the other day and I've already accepted and got permission to break the story. Should be quite a task trying to whip those Colts.
Threw the ball the other day and the old arm feels like it used to. Got the "whip" back.