Re the Bear Bryant Hilton and subsequent comments, the large amount of money spent on college football is not to be condemned because a select few are privileged to enjoy the "Hilton" atmosphere. College football is big business, on the gridiron as well as at the bank. If the million dollars spent on the "Hilton" bring in a few more exceptional high school prospects, and if these prospects come through, then football is the better and the school is the better. More fans, more money, more teachers, more classrooms, better education.
Yea Bear Bryant Hilton!
SAMUEL T. HALL
Sure, the University of Alabama has a modern athletic dormitory, but Alabama usually has a winning, if not champion, football team, and the hard-working athletes deserve to be housed in luxury. I'm quite sure the other dormitories at the university are not made up of cold, dark cells illumined only by the light of learning—we do have electricity in Alabama.
The first thing to be said to cast a more favorable light upon the manifest beauties of the Paul W. Bryant Hall at Tuscaloosa is that it costs taxpayers not a cent but is one of a number of constructive uses to which football revenues at Alabama are being put.
Secondly, what distinguishes the Bear's dormitory from the many others like it is the same thing that has signalized his teams—they are magnificent.
JAMES L. NICHOLSON