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19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER
October 25, 1971
HUMAN RELATIONSSirs:Congratulations are in order to Pat Jordan for his fine article. The Man Who Was Cut Out for the Job (Oct. 11). As a native Tarheeler, I found special meaning in the reflections of what it is really like in the lives of teachers and students trying to make a go of complete integration of public schools in the South. I think Pat did an excellent job of portraying the problems of bringing together two races with such different cultures.
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October 25, 1971

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

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God bless my golf instructor, the late Ernest Jones, winner of the Ben Hogan trophy in 1965. His credos were:

1. Use a firm grip, stressing the thumb and index finger; the rest of your fingers are only helpers.

2. Get the feel of the club head. Swing the club head, and everything else will take care of itself. And, of course, practice, practice, practice.
PHILIP MARTIN
Brooklyn

WHEN THE DEEP PURPLE FALLS
Sirs:
In John Underwood's article Purple People Eaters Eaten (Oct. 4), he seems to think that the qualities of the Bears are reflected in their early unblemished 2-0 record. Anyone can clearly see that the Bears lucked out in their game against the Steelers (two key fumbles in the final four minutes of the game) and again against the Vikings. He states that "people have to wonder where the Bears came from and where they are going...." Well, they came from the bottom and they are not going to go anywhere.
MARK BALAWEJDER
Pittsburgh

Sirs:
I find it unbelievable that you could possibly run such an article. Coach Bud Grant and the Vikings are obviously a superior team that ran into a bunch of rowdy players for whom one game meant the whole season. That victory meant more to the Bears than the Super Bowl will mean to the Vikings this year. You'll see, though, that the Purple People Eaters will win everything.
CHARLES MCCAULEY
Milwaukee

Sirs:
The Vikings beat Detroit, and you mention not a word. The Vikings lose to a hard-playing Bears team in an upset, and you gloat. For shame.
KENNETH K. KAUFFMAN
Burnsville, Minn.

Sirs:
To what do sports fans owe John Underwood's gratuitous political insult of Birch Bayh in his article on the Bears?
JOHN E. BRADY
Seabrook, Md.

Sirs:
I think it is funny that the Minnesota Vikings only get in SPORTS ILLUSTRATED when they lose. The Vikings should have been on the cover of the pro football issue instead of the 49ers. They are the team you will see in the Super Bowl.
MARVIN CHESTNUT JR.
Galivants Ferry, S.C.

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