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19TH HOLE: The readers take over
August 31, 1959
BOXING: NOTICE TO THE WORLDSirs:I wish to congratulate you upon the excellent coverage that you have always given to boxing, but more particularly in your recent issues. You refer to the recent report made to our Governor Brown by Attorney General Mosk concerning the operation of our commission ("What Every Governor Should Know," EVENTS & DISCOVERIES, Aug. 17). This report was indeed penetrating and fair. We enjoy a close relationship with our attorney general, and have great respect for him.
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August 31, 1959

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

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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.

Sirs:
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
SIRS:
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.
H.A. WHITEHEAD
SONOMA, CALIF.

Sirs:
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.
STANLEY DOLIN
Chattanooga

Sirs:
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.
DIANA MCLEAN
New York City

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