If Carroll Rosenbloom believes, as stated in Maule's article, that the "fans accepted their new status (as of 1970) with a good deal of equanimity," I challenge him to appear on the field before the Colts' opening game—he'll need a police escort to leave the stadium in one piece.
DONALD D. BOCK
Many thanks for your fine article on Ernie Vandeweghe (All-America All the Way, May 26). This was certainly a deserved tribute to a great person and a wonderful family.
Your article, however, failed to point out adequately the fact that Ernie excelled at anything he attempted, no matter what that pursuit was and, furthermore, that he remained one of the most gentle, friendly and gracious men it has been my pleasure to know. Probably the least impressed with his accomplishments was Ernie himself.
Is it any wonder that at the Phi Delta Theta house at Colgate he was affectionately known as Pal?
GERALD J. PHELPS
I am writing as a one-third partner in Ernie's school and as the principal. Ernie is justly proud of his family, and I, in turn, am justly proud of my school. I would like to correct some oversights in the article.
1) The name of the school was changed in 1965 to the Curtis School not Carl F. Curtis School.
2) The reason our third partner Charles J. Smith and I invited Ernie to join us was because we needed another investor. We invited him.
3) Ernie is a truly silent partner and has nothing to do with the academic, physical or social philosophy of the school. This is entirely in my hands.
4) Our athletic director took exception to the statement that he would not allow the boys in boxing to duck or dodge blows.
5) Kiki is so much larger than the boys in his class that it would be like a heavyweight fighting a lightweight. He can fight the boys in the next grade who are his size.