?Stan the Man was Sportsman of the Year 1957.—ED.
HEAVY STOVE LEAGUE
Dolly Connelly's article on Joe Morovits had a familiar ring (Real-life Bunyan, Jan. 7). There is a fairly well-accepted legend on the Olympic Peninsula of the Iron Man of the Hoh. When asked by those he met on the trail up the Hoh River if the stove he was carrying wasn't heavy, the Iron Man replied, "It wouldn't be so bad if it weren't for that 50-pound sack of flour shifting around inside." Is there some connection?
ROBERT L. KABEL
?The Iron Man of the Hoh, another mighty mountain man, was a Dutch homesteader named John Huelsdonk who made his way into the Olympic Peninsula wilderness shortly before the turn of the century and hacked a farm out of the rain forest. Huelsdonk was better known than Morovits. He was not a loner and his place was far more accessible to outsiders than Mighty Joe's. In fact, Huelsdonk's children and young grandchildren still live in the same area along the upper Hoh River.—ED.
Tom Rosandich (Wanted! 32 Guys for the Boondocks, Dec. 10) has made a great impression on everyone who has met him. Thus far his recruiting efforts have been excellent, with responses from 60 topflight athletes, including two members of the Wisconsin Rose Bowl team.
A large part of this success, we feel, was possible because of your excellent article. Your story captured the challenge of the program we are undertaking in Indonesia, and acted as an "advance notice" of Tom's arrival at various campuses. Responses from the article itself are just beginning to come in, and will help not only the Indonesian program but also physical education programs for other countries.
Many thanks again for your help.
ROBERT SARGENT SHRIVER JR.
Director, Peace Corps
It would seem that Jack Nilon has some excellent ideas for Sonny Liston in particular and boxing in general (A Busy Time for Sonny Liston, Jan. 7). Having Liston fight two or three times a year will do much to help revive a sport that has been suffering from the infrequency of big title fights. Putting the championship bouts on home TV is equally great.
I would like to voice agreement with Nilon's contention that Sonny is best of all the heavyweights and will be around for at least the next five or six years.
CHARLES L. MUSSMAN
New Haven, Conn.
Shakespeare might well be speaking for Sonny Liston in a truly eloquent manner, as Sonny looks down to the canvas at an unconcious Spartan, Cassius Clay:
For ever, and for ever, farewell, Cassius!
If we do meet again, why, we shall smile;
If not, why then this parting was well made.
JAMES E. THOMPSON JR.
Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.