I salute Messrs. Wynne, Palen, Mantz, Tallman and Co. for their verve and courage in promoting the art. Never fear, they—or their likes—will be doing simulated "dogfights" for the public's enlightenment and their own amusement and perpetuating the glory of these old crates that were our wings in that era.
Robert H. Boyle makes several references to G-8 and His Battle Aces but no notes of the author, Robert J. Hogan. I have known Hogan for many years and think your readers should at least know about him. He is currently wintering here at Coral Gables and is still writing stories.
Coral Gables, Fla.
I have a Bosch magneto taken off a Fokker plane, north of Verdun, in October 1918. If any of these old plane fans want it, they can have it.
WALLACE E. SCOTT
Many Eagle fans in Philadelphia believe your story on the NFL's hard-playing stars in action (Five Star Pros, Oct. 23) should be called "Six Star Pros" because we recognize our star pro Chuck Bednarik (No. 60) about to tackle Jimmy Brown.
G. NELSON WATTS
I always thought that a marshmallow was a "confection made from corn syrup, sugar, starch and gelatin, beaten to a creamy consistency."
Now I learn, to my great amazement, that it is a Southeastern Conference football team such as Tennessee, Auburn, LSU, Tulane, Georgia and Vanderbilt that plays either Ole Miss or Alabama (FOOTBALL'S WEEK, Oct. 30).
Keep that educational magazine coming, there must be other things I don't know.
HAROLD S. JARVIS
If Mervin Hyman actually believes that Ole Miss plays a marshmallow schedule then he and your board of "experts" need to have their respective marshmallow heads examined.
Folks down this way still recall Kentucky's terrific upset of Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl 13-7. And Tennessee has been a national football power down through the years. To paraphrase Sir Winston Churchill: "Some marshmallows!"
Man, did you ever goof.
KEN A. BROCK