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19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER
November 20, 1967
TRUST ANYONE OVER 30Sirs:For many years now I have read and enjoyed your fine publication, but now I must protest. Pete Axthelm states that the Toronto defense consists of "three old men and a rookie" (Crashing into a New Ice Age, Nov. 6). I wish to say that it would be hard to find three better defensemen in all of hockey than Tim Horton, Allan Stanley and Marcel Pronovost. As for Johnny Bower, is it really so important that he is getting old? He has proved himself to be a great goalie and a great athlete. Bower has more ability and skill than many goaltenders now in the NHL.
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November 20, 1967

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

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SPORTSMAN
Sirs:
Here is an early nomination for Sportsman of the Year. There can be only one choice: Carl Yastrzemski of the Boston Red Sox, who, with his teammates, made 1967 the baseball season that will never end.
DONALD FARRAR
Amherst, Mass.

MUSHROOMS
Sirs:
Pamela Knight's is the first good article on mycophagy in a popular magazine that I can remember (In Search of Cantharellus Cibarius, Oct. 16). Most such articles are so full of mistakes that one wonders why the editor bothered printing them.
HARRY S. KNIGHTON
Chairman, Committee on Fungi
People-to-People Program
Portsmouth, Ohio

PSYCHED
Sirs:
As a charter member of the SPORTS ILLUSTRATED "club," I feel I have a legitimate complaint regarding your October 23 pro basketball cover. Every Thursday evening when I get home from work, I ask my wife if SI has arrived. If she says "yes," she receives her daily kiss. If she says "no," I start my growly bear act. Now on this particular Thursday the answer was "no," SI had not arrived. Friday morning when I was emptying wastebaskets into the burning barrel, out falls the October 23 issue. Because of your psychedelic cover, my wife thought that it was one of those mail-order catalogs that are so prevalent these days and threw it away. As a result, I have just started an antipsychcdelic-magazine-cover campaign.
ROSS DOBBERTEEN
North Highlands, Calif.

Sirs:
Sports is no place for pop art! You are entitled to your opinions. But when you start putting mod covers on my magazine I feel I have every right to argue.
MARK POLLOCK
Pittsburgh

Sirs:
I would like to obtain a blowup of your October 23 cover.
GREG WINGFIELD
Lebanon, Tenn.

SWAYED
Sirs:
British Author John Fowles says sport is "a situation where beauty may arise." Constantine Manos' photographs and the accompanying commentary, On the Road in All Star Low-cuts (Oct. 23), attest to Fowles' assumption. Basketball, "the simplest of team games" in SI Publisher Garry Valk's words, attains its simple-best in the NBA, and the Manos camera has frozen this small group of athletes in some of their various struggles to attain the perfection for which they are trained.

There is much more to say for this short essay on the poetry of pro basketball. However, if you'll excuse me for a second, I have to pull up my knee socks and finish lacing up my All Stars. Oh, hey, SI. Thanks for bringing in the ball.
JAMES PEARSE
Tucson

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