Nebraska 77, Army 7. Don't be surprised if this year's graduates from Nebraska's ROTC program are the first officers to be commissioned as third lieutenants.
R. W. LAMSON
RUSSIA VS. CANADA (CONT.)
This week I am happy to correct SPORTS ILLUSTRATED for its premature condolences to Canada (O Canada! There Goes Another, Sept. 25). You know by now that all Canadians are celebrating the win of Team Canada against the Russians, a brilliant team of professionals who trained long and hard before meeting the Canadians. Team Canada, composed of all-star players who had scarcely been introduced to one another before the series, had to learn to play as a team during an international tournament.
MARGARET E. SEXTON
Sydney, Nova Scotia
Those of us who dedicate part of our existence to hunting have to be grateful to Jos� Ortega y Gasset for his Meditations on Hunting (Sept. 25). There is the poetry of truth in the statement "One does not hunt in order to kill; on the contrary, one kills in order to have hunted."
In America today, however, too often one goes hunting in order to shoot, and the model for today's Paleolithic man seems to be the cowboy of the Wild West.
Still, it is a beautiful meditation—with one major flaw. If a man takes up his gun and goes to the mountain for the pleasure of being Paleolithic, he must complete the ritual. He must eat what he kills. Without that justification, every bit of Ortega y Gasset's argument could as easily be used to defend that other sport of aristocratic privilege, the killing of man.
Los Gatos, Calif.
As a sports enthusiast and fascinated student of human nature, I enjoyed the essay on man's changing role as hunter by Jos� Ortega y Gasset. However, as a professional translator seeing a job well done, I cannot help but feel that one of our profession has been shortchanged. It is not easy to be creative or imaginative within strictly defined limits, but that is a translator's goal, and one who succeeds should be duly recognized.
LYNNE M. UPHAM
?The essay was translated by Howard B. Westcott, an assistant professor of Hispanic studies at Smith College.—ED.
IMPROVING THE GAME
The NFL probably will do nothing regarding Tex Maule's suggestions to make pro football a better game for fans (Time to Take Stock, Sept. 18). All right, let's leave it up to the season-ticket holders. All the owners have to do is send us a questionnaire, along with their season-ticket bill. Let us give our opinions on such questions as a sudden-death overtime on all tie games, the two point conversion, 25 seconds instead of 30 seconds to put the ball in play and stopping the clock on passes completed as well as incompleted.
The season-ticket holder should have some say in the betterment of the game. We are the ones who are keeping it alive.
El Cerrito, Calif.
It's not only time to take stock, it's time to invest in it. Tex Maule's points have been on paper too long. Please, no more tic games in football! And 50-yard field goals should be worth more than 10-yard field goals. Let's take Mr. Maule's advice. I'm tired of kissing my sister!