At last, the "biggest frog" ( Ohio University) in that "small pond" (the MidAmerican Conference) has croaked loud enough for you to hear him (Biggest Frog in the Small Pond, Nov. 21). Your fine story was most timely for all "small" colleges similar to "little Ohio University."
FRED F. YODER
Miami University, though not in first place right now, is and always has been the team to beat in the Mid-American Conference.
It is also true that the famous coaching names you mention, such as Weeb Ewbank, Red Blaik, Paul Dietzel, Ara Parseghian and Woody Hayes, all came from the Mid-American. They all came from Miami. And you forgot one, Paul Brown.
In describing his shot to the green on the 17th hole, the famous Road Hole at St. Andrews, in the 1930 British Amateur, Bobby Jones states that he used a four-iron (A Life with Golf, Nov. 7 & 14). I don't believe that irons were numbered at that time, and my guess is that Bobby actually played a midiron.
NORMAN O. SEAGRAM
?"I had a one-, two-, three-, four-and five-iron, each numbered," recalls Author Jones of the Road Hole, "besides my own special 1�-iron, a mashie-iron, spade-mashie, mashieniblick, niblick and driving mashie. A. G. Spalding had brought out the first commercially numbered matched set of clubs in 1925, five years before this."—ED.
I am interested in almost every sport in the book except golf. But a fellow does not have to enjoy golf at all to get a thrill out of Author Bobby Jones.
MILES O. KING
As a Princetonian I thoroughly resented the article entitled A Murder for Mother (Nov. 21). The statistics indicate that Princeton did far better than you reported. And as for the parties, they were just plain weary and dull. If Yales want to see some real parties, they ought to come down to Princeton for a weekend.
It was hardly a contest? Give us the facts: First downs, Yale 20, Princeton 20; yards rushing, Yale 251, Princeton 292; yards passing, Yale 167, Princeton 94; fumbles, Yale 1, Princeton 4. Yale turned three of these fumbles into TDs, the only big difference in this game.
BENJAMIN A. HOOVER
Ivy League clothes are the greatest, but their football—let's get serious.
JON A. BERGSTROM
JAMES W. LONDERHOLM
P. T. BELLOS
Kansas City, Mo.
If your self-professed experts would spend less time attending Saturday afternoon Ivy League parties and watch Big Ten football, you might learn what football is and how it should be played.
TOM KENEFICK JR.
Eagle Grove, Iowa