When I was the sports information director and Hayden Fry was head football coach at Southern Methodist University, I looked forward to the time when his and Mrs. Fry's four sons—Randy, Zach, Kelly and Abe—would all be playing in the same backfield with their father as the coach. Hayden left SMU before this potential publicity event took place. Since he became head coach at North Texas State, however, Randy, Zach and Kelly have won their letters there, and it is likely that Abe also will become a letter winner. Randy and Zach have finished their college careers, but Kelly is a starter on this year's team, which at this writing has won seven games and lost two.
Incidentally, the best athlete in the Fry family is probably daughter Robin, who is a high school basketball star.
Please add to the list Chip Mark, son of Shippensburg State College Coach Joe Mark. Starting his first game at quarterback for the University of Virginia after the team had lost its first five games, Chip led the Cavaliers to a 14-14 tie with highly favored Virginia Tech. His 28-yard pass to one of the sons mentioned in your article, Ted Marchibroda Jr., was the longest pass play for the Cavaliers up to that point in the season.
D. N. TUCKER
?For other additions see SCORECARD.—ED.
FOR MEN ONLY
Richard Oles' list of the virtues of men (SCORECARD, Oct. 24) is admirable. But perhaps he should add wisdom—wisdom enough to know that self-reliance, bravery, honor, personal responsibility, etc. are not only the virtues of men but also of women.
I can't help wondering if the boys he coaches in fencing will come to see outsiders as a threat to their mastery of these qualities. I suspect the boys may fail to learn that no man who truly possesses these virtues will be "emasculated" because someone else—woman or man—also possesses them.
VIRGINIA V. CHANDA
Thanks for the publicity. However, in all fairness, the results of our boys-only fencing program should also be pointed out: three national under-16 champions, four national under-19 medalists, a dozen Maryland state champions in every age bracket, finalists in the adult Mid-Atlantic sectional championships, medalists in the New Jersey high school championships (they're open) and two selectees to the U.S. World Youth Championship teams in 1977 and 1978.
Now let me blunt in advance some of the hate letters you're going to get from the lunatic fringe: I also have a club for women and have been teaching the ladies since 1961—but differently. Equality of the sexes does not mean sameness.
RICHARD F. OLES
Tri-Weapon Fencing Club