PENALTY: 20 YEARS
I read with great interest the letter from Clancy Cross in your Nov. 5 issue and have only one comment. It is fortunate that Mr. Cross resides in Moorhead, Minn., for if he-were within striking distance I would be penalized for roughing the punner.
Having thoroughly enjoyed jeannette Bruce's essay on ghostly athletes (Shades of Old Sports, Oct. 29), I must take exception to her assumption that the relatively youthful American sports (football, basketball, baseball) provide us with no phantom Hankers, ghoulish guards or celestial southpaws.
A trip to the Notre Dame campus would have afforded Bruce a chance to visit venerable Washington Hall in search of the ghost of George Gipp. (Reports that the ghost is really Ronald Reagan in a nightgown are grossly exaggerated.) George occasionally leaves his sanctuary to take his place in the lineup as the 12th man when the Fighting Irish need him.
MICHAEL P. COMISKEY
No ghosts in football? What about the one that galloped for Illinois?
GEORGE W. HEIM