I agree that Patterson should have a chance to get his title back but what about the No. 1 man behind Liston? I think he should either have a chance at the title or Patterson should eliminate him before he gets a match with Liston. Why let two guys fight three times to get all the gravy? If Patterson wins, it means another go for Liston later on, so the man now first on the list will get old and gray before he gets a chance at the title.
A. C. LAKE
CATS AND KITTENS
You have finally chosen the right team for the No. 1 spot in college basketball, the University of Cincinnati Bearcats. They are a fabulous team and all Cincinnatians are justly proud of them and the finest basketball coach in the land, bar none, Ed Jucker.
After seeing the freshman team, the Bear-kittens, in action, I think we have all the talent needed to keep that NCAA championship trophy right here where it is for the next three seasons.
Penn has now defeated five teams that are ranked by the wire services: St. Joseph's, Vanderbilt, Boston College, Duquesne and Princeton, losing only to Illinois. Don't we deserve mention?
In BASKETBALL'S WEEK (Jan. 14) you gave Georgia Tech the usual billing. After the Tech team held Cotton Nash to just nine points, four of which were foul shots, your writer practically ignored the Tech victory over sixth-ranked Kentucky. Tech is now undefeated in 11 games and is one of the three undefeated teams in the nation.
CHESS VS. FOOTBALL
It is hard to relate how irritated I was by the letter in your 19TH HOLE (Jan. 7) written by one R. McCutcheon. While it is a fairly reasonable assertion that boxing and football do not contain everything "unclean, unfair and dishonest," it is also true that far more intelligent means of exercise have been devised.
His rather sarcastic remark about chess was also totally inexcusable. Just because he doesn't have the perspicacity to play, it is hardly a reason to make such an imbecilic comment, even as sarcasm.
Finally, I would like to say that basketball, baseball and especially track and field do as much for the person and, indeed, more than getting a broken leg in football ever did. While I may need to "consult the nearest psychiatrist," I rather believe Mr. McCutcheon is beyond help by anyone.