I am well past 80 years of age and have been following the harness horses for over 65 of those years.
I have just returned from the 1960 Hambletonian and want to commend and congratulate you on "Country Horse and City Horse" (EDITORIALS, Sept. 5).
I knew the men in whose minds the Hambletonian was conceived. I know what their thoughts would be if it were ever given to one of the big city night tracks or to a running track that has gone over to the harness races for additional revenue. They wouldn't want it.
BRUCE E. NOWLEN
NOT ONLY WILL ABILENE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE HAVE A GOOD FOOTBALL TEAM IN 1960 (Scouting Reports, Sept. 19), WE HAD A GOOD TRACK MAN AT ROME. "19-YEAR-OLD, SOMEWHAT FRIGHTENED EARL YOUNG" (The Most Exciting Five Minutes, Sept. 19) IS A JUNIOR AT ABILENE. HE RAN THE SECOND LAP AS THE U.S. 1,600-METER RELAY TEAM SET OLYMPIC AND WORLD RECORD OF 3:02.2. AT 19 HE WAS THE YOUNGEST MALE U.S. TRACK MAN TO WIN A GOLD MEDAL AT ROME.
In recent months SPORTS ILLUSTRATED has contained an article on "superb sport" and "warm Russian hospitality" in Soviet Crimea; a picture from a French Communist newspaper of a Red Chinese expedition going up Mount Everest; drawings of the Russian decathlon champion; movie-star-type photographs of Olympic entrants from Russia and her satellites; and, most recently, color pictures of a festival in Communist Czechoslovakia.
Who is your ghost editor, Cyrus Eaton or Gus Hall?
JAYNE VS. JANE
I would like to correct your story concerning me and my connection with the Dallas Texans pro football club (SCORE-CARD, Sept. 12).
When Lamar Hunt brought pro football to Dallas and a booster organization called the Spur Club was being organized, I called Mr. Hunt to inquire whether or not I might be eligible.
Needless to say, such an inquiry from one bearing the name of his nemesis did jolt him a bit, but he was very nice and told me that if I was really interested I could become a candidate for membership. As the only female member, I have sold over 150 season tickets, but strictly on a voluntary basis. I was not "hired" by Mr. Hunt and have not received any money whatsoever for my services, nor have I been on radio or TV.
Incidentally, the "other" Jane Murchison is Clint Jr.'s wife, not his daughter.