Other European countries have men of like caliber—Dr. Lorenz of Austria, Bj�rn Kjellstr�m of Sweden, Einar Bergsland of Norway, and Marc Hodler of Switzerland, who is the current FIS president. These are some of the men who form the policies in international skiing. Only by developing men like them can the U.S. exercise its proper influence in the ski world.
To accomplish this, the National Ski Association must allow its FIS representatives sufficient tenure in their posts. A man needs at least four or five years to learn the climate of the FIS. Only then will he have the knowledge and judgment to deal with his foreign colleagues; and only then can the proper balance of power be restored and, hopefully, the American traditions of amateur sport be properly recognized in international skiing.