We, the members of the Fergy Fan Club of Phillips Academy, cannot begin to express our gratitude for your recognition of Ohio State Fullback Bob Ferguson.
We have felt from the beginning of the year that Mr. Ferguson is the most awesome creature ever to slip into a gray-and-red OSU uniform—and your article, with the full-color action photograph accompanying it, more than sufficiently held up our belief.
GEORGE E. ANDREWS
In the future please don't refer to the Woody Hayes offense as "three-yards-and-a-cloud-of-dust" (SCORECARD, NOV. 20).
As any Ohio schoolboy could tell you, that adds up to a fourth-and-one situation after three running plays. And on a fourth down with only one yard to go Woody always punts.
GLENN A. JORDAN
After reading your article concerning isometric contraction (Get Strong Without Moving, Oct. 30), I decided to try this exercise. After just two weeks I find the results amazing. So far I have developed one rupture, one hernia, a dislocated elbow and a slipped disc. My chiropractor sends regards and wishes you to keep up the good work.
?You'd better keep an eye on that chiropractor. Meanwhile, for the proper—and painless—way to exercise isometrically, see page 34.—ED.
I have one question on your recent article, Don't Shoot Until I Open the Cage (Nov. 20).
If game-preserve shooting is called hunting, why even open the cage?
FOR DEAR OLD...
Rutgers University started playing football in 1869 by defeating Princeton in the first intercollegiate football game ever played. However, later that same year the Princeton Tigers inflicted a defeat on the Scarlet Knights, and ever since then Rutgers has been hoping for an undefeated season. There have been several near-misses. In 1924 Rutgers won its first seven games only to bow to Bucknell in Philadelphia in the rain and mud in the season's finale. In 1958 Rutgers again won its first seven games but lost to the Quantico Marines 13-12, while star tailback Billy Austin sat on the sidelines with a broken arm (Austin later was named to the AP All-America team). Last season the Scarlet Knights won their first five games but ran into a fired-up Villanova team, which beat them by a disheartening 14-12 count.
This season ( Rutgers' 93rd in intercollegiate football) the Scarlet Knights have again run off eight games in a row. The only obstacle between the team and our first undefeated year is Columbia. Last year Rutgers beat Columbia by a score of 43-2. Thus Columbia will be out to avenge that defeat as well as to topple Rutgers from the ranks of the unbeaten. Rutgers will be up for the game not only because of the undefeated angle but also because Rutgers Coach John Bateman used to play and coach at Columbia under Lou Little. This game should be a natural.
MELVYN H. MOTOLINSKY
Highland Park, N.J.