Former president of Mexico
No. It is better for good relations between the large and small countries if the Olympic Committee should not announce the team scores to all the world. Small countries are as proud as the large ones. When individual feats are honored, that is the real sportsmanship.
That's what I call an academic question—like the fellow who asked the girl for a kiss and she said no-o-o. So he kissed her. Same thing with team points. The newspapers are going to total team scores, even if frowned on by the Olympic Committee. Our athletes should be proud of a high team score.
L. I. WOOLSON
President of DeSoto
Div., Chrysler Corp.
In these days, when friendship is so needed between countries, it's probably best to return to the original concept of the Olympics—athlete against athlete—and disregard team scores, which occasionally cause ill feeling. Russia and the U.S. are now bitter Olympic rivals.
TOM WATSON JR.
Yes. As a general proposition, team scores in the Olympics would be a stimulus to sports in every country of the world. Sports in the United States are well-organized on the varsity level, but more people should engage in sports. The Olympics can do much to bring this about.