MUD IN YOUR EYE
We read with interest your SCORECARD item (Oct. 6) about the World Mud Football Championships in Holland Patent, N.Y. and the Olympic Mud Games in North Conway, N.H. Your readers may be interested to know that Dartmouth's Phi Delta Alpha fraternity is celebrating the Silver Anniversary of the Phi Mud Bowl, an annual contest between brothers and pledges. Phi Mud Ball is a spectacular variation of rugby, American football and Gaelic football. At this writing the brothers lead in the series 25-0, averaging 21 points per game, and the pledges, perpetual underdogs, have yet to score. Now that's a Mud Bowl!
THE BROTHERS OF PHI DELTA ALPHA
Here at the University of Michigan, the Phi Delta Theta vs. Sigma Alpha Epsilon mud football rivalry dates back to 1934. Our Mudbowl has become synonymous with Homecoming and it may be the oldest and best of college fraternity mud contests. Our field is dug up and watered every day for a week, so that by Homecoming morning the mud is almost knee-deep.
It's also worth noting that Mudbowl founder E. Reed Low, Michigan '37 and a member of Phi Delta Theta, took part in 45 straight games before his death in May.
Phi Delta Theta
Ann Arbor, Mich.
FOOD FOR FANS
While reading Jim Kaplan's VIEWPOINT (Oct. 6), I took note of his plea for an alternative to junk food at baseball parks. In late 1979 the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association converted one of its regular snack stands into a Nutrition Center that features items for health food devotees, vegetarians, those on a diet for health or weight reasons and those who just want to get away from the usual food found at parks. In short, the Nutrition Center has something for everybody.
To the best of our knowledge, we are the first public attraction anywhere to attempt this, excluding those with restaurants able to offer complete menus. Our Nutrition Center has been an astonishing success. We have even received the Creative Cuisine Award from the Los Angeles affiliate of the American Heart Association. And in the beginning we didn't think it would work!
RICHARD J. HERCZOG
Vice-President, Public Service
Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association