He should have the authority to revoke the title from any champion who refuses to defend within a reasonable time.
His approval should be required for all contracts involving the promotion of title bouts or elimination tournaments.
I realize these suggestions would only be a start.
ROBERT B. BURNS
Grand Rapids, Mich.
Isn't there a "Mann Act" that could possibly stop this apparent prostitution of muscles and footwork? It appears that boxing is not afforded the protection that other sports possess.
The public image of boxing is one of hoodlumism and undercover machinations, and the terrible thing about this is that the public appears to have accepted the cheat, the liar and the manipulator as part and parcel of boxing.
If boxing cannot be regulated any better than it is at present, then we ought to take legislative action to control these punks.
CARL H. DURHAM
New Bern, N.C.
CHESS: SEND BOBBY TO YUGOSLAVIA
WE WHO HAVE BEEN PRIVILEGED TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE GROWTH OF THIS VERY FINE EVENT ARE INDEED GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF BOBBY FISCHER AND FOR MAKING IT POSSIBLE THROUGH THE 19TH HOLE FOR CHESS ENTHUSIASTS EVERYWHERE TO ASSIST OUR NATIONAL CHAMPION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CANDIDATES TOURNAMENT IN YUGOSLAVIA.
As an avid chess enthusiast, I feel that Russia would give Khrushchev's eyeteeth to show this lad to the world if they had him. But they don't have a wonder like Bobby, and we do.
Please find enclosed my contribution, hoping it will help Bobby in his forthcoming chess matches in Yugoslavia.
Here is-my contribution. I am glad to learn that any money contributed not needed for Bobby's expenses will go toward supporting chess in this country. Chess is a marvelous game, as anyone who will give it a try will find out. And you don't have to be a giant brain—anyone can play and enjoy it.
New York City