One man said, "I want to register a complaint against Bud Wilkinson. He called Nebraska a bunch of opportunists, and I resent such name-calling."
Another man said he wanted to talk to Oklahoma Coach Chuck Fairbanks on the hot line. Told there was no hot line, he said, yes, there was. He was watching on TV and he could see Fairbanks wearing a telephone headset.
A Nebraskan in Atlanta asked if he could listen to the radio broadcast of the game via long distance. He said he liked watching the game on TV but wanted to hear a good old Nebraska boy broadcasting it. Mrs. Michalecki tuned in a radio, put a phone near it and the man listened to most of the second half.
An Oklahoma fan said he had a message for Coach Fairbanks that would win the game. Told it was not possible to reach Fairbanks, he grew angry and said he would hire a helicopter and drop the note to the coach himself.
A man from Oklahoma City said he wanted to tell something to whoever was in charge of the officials. If his message could be delivered, he added, he wanted it done with a ball bat.
A Nebraska fan said urgently that Nebraska Coach Bob Devaney should be told that one of the Oklahoma guards was giving away the plays by the way he moved his foot. He had spotted this on television, the fan said.
Finally, there was a call from a man who said he had given his tickets to other members of his family and had promised to babysit with his grandchildren. He had gone outside for a moment and was now locked out. The grandchildren were inside and couldn't get out. He was outside and couldn't get in. What should he do?
Mrs. Michalecki noted that her job had become much more lively during Devaney's 11 winning seasons. "Before he came," she said, "about the only calls I had were to have the coach fired."
The developers who planned to build an auto raceway on a former dairy farm in Washington County, Md. (SCORECARD, Oct. 9) are idling their motors and may turn them off. Opposition from local environmentalists was vociferous after the mayor of Hagerstown, Md. sold his family's dairy farm to the developers for $750,000. Lem E. Kirk, chairman of the Washington County commissioners, who favored the raceway, said, "The opposition was pretty great, so the developers are reluctant about coming in. If you're not wanted, you'll go elsewhere. They have offers from other counties where they will have less opposition." If the proposal is black-flagged, the would-be racetrack may revert to its former status; a group of Baltimoreans want to buy it for use as a kosher dairy farm.