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19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER
September 12, 1960
THE BUBBLE BLOWERSSirs:An interesting companion piece to the photo of "Best Bubble Blower" Pitcher Milt Pappas of the Baltimore Orioles in your latest issue (The Pennant Race Bubbles Along, Aug. 29) is the one of "Bubble Gum Consumer Mickey Mantle" in the very first issue of your magazine: August 16, 1954.HENRY D. SHENK Harrisburg, Pa.
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September 12, 1960

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

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PAY DIRT
Sirs:
Congratulations for the generous space you devoted to the fast-growing sport of rodeo riding (Seesaw on Bulls, Aug. 29). However, Cheyenne was not "the biggest of the summer rodeos."

The four-day golden-jubilee California Rodeo at Salinas had 480 entries and a purse of $72,339. The $2,789 Harry Tompkins won at this rodeo was a deciding factor in his regaining the lead in the Ail-Around Cowboy championship race.
ERIC W. COSTER
Salinas, Calif.

THE FIRST OLD LADY
Sirs:
Your coverage of our once-proud hydroplane race was excellent ( Seattle's Deadly Farce, Aug. 22). However, one small item deserves correction: your reference in the 19TH HOLE to Miss Spokane as "the old lady." In hydroplaning there is but one Old Lady—Slo-Mo-Shun IV.
BRUCE MACDONALD
Seattle

?No slight was intended toward the retired first lady of hydroplaning—shown below speeding at 160.32 mph
to break Malcolm Campbell's world record of 141.74 in 1950.—ED.

OF MOTORS AND MEN
Sirs:
"Beneath the aluminum hide of [Donald] Campbell's turbine-engined Bluebird lies the greatest potential performance of any land-speed automobile ever built" (A Look Inside the Campbell Car, Aug. 22).

Considering today's automotive development, I'd say the Bluebird was created to test man's performance.
J. C. DUNLAP
Waco, Texas

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