Several women already have established themselves in the field and are administering athletic training programs for female athletes in universities scattered throughout the U.S.—Sherry Kosek at the University of Washington, Dot Cohen at the University of Illinois, Claudette DeLamater at Albany State University and Linda Hammett of the Kansas City Recreation Department. Of the 15 universities in the U.S. that offer NATA (National Athletic Trainers Assocation) approved curricula, five are open to women. The schools are Ball State, Indiana State, the University of Montana, Westchester (Pa.) State College and Western Illinois.
Hopefully, through the efforts of these women innovators the needs of the female athlete are finally being met.
Certified Athletic Trainer
Women's Physical Education
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, Ind.
CHEER, CHEER FOR OLD...
I would like to take issue with Dave Reinig's letter, published in the May 7 issue. He says, "Here at Notre Dame practically everyone is a watcher." I too am a student at Notre Dame, and I feel that nothing could be farther from the truth.
A great majority of students are watchers when it comes to varsity football, but that must be expected because of the caliber of play. On the other hand, Notre Dame offers, in addition to other varsity sports, several club sports, including lacrosse, soccer, rugby, crew, boxing and karate. Notre Dame is one of the few colleges in America to have an inter-hall tackle-football program, and we also have inter-hall soccer, basketball, hockey, baseball, swimming, track and Softball. There are numerous areas of intramural competition, not to mention the popular "Bookstore Basketball" contest. According to a student survey, 85% of the student body is involved in one or more of the above activities.
I can't imagine a university where students are more active than at Notre Dame. This is not a school for watchers.
Notre Dame, Ind.
The article It's Full Speed Astern (May 7) by Hugh D. Whall with photographs by Eric Schweikardt is a masterpiece. It gets the untold story across loud and clear. The photograph of Bob Cox, chairman of the antique boat show, driving Suwanee on the river at sunset also shows why the Thousand Islands area is so popular for enjoyable summer living and pursuits.
The counterpart to this story is the boom in mahogany, cedar and brass in the classic antique pulling craft—skiffs, canoes and guide boats, just to name a few. Complementing this are the bull's who collect old motors, outboards and marine accessories.
As acting director of the Thousand Islands Museum, by way of being a summer resident, I have also brought a few of my own pet projects to maturity for public display: area duck decoys, the Musky Hall of Fame, Rushton canoes and guide boats and research done with John Gardner of Mystic Seaport on the St. Lawrence River skiff (both rowing and sailing), a unique rudderless craft. The first commercial skiff builders started in Clayton, N.Y.—a schooner-building river town.
I was particularly interested in the mention of the skiff once used by Ulysses S. Grant. After following down a few leads, I located this beautiful boat in a garage in Alexandria Bay, N.Y. It had been stolen from Pullman Island and painted blue before it was retrieved by the caretaker. The name " Grant" is on the stern and the boat builder's brass plate remains intact on the forward deck.
HAROLD E. HERRICK JR.
Cheers for your article on the boat collectors. But you did not mention anything about how a boat runs on naphtha. Most people know that naphtha is an explosive liquid, first cousin to gasoline, and assume that a naphtha launch must have an internal combustion engine.