Again let me say what a fine thing you are doing in presenting to Mr. & Mrs. Boxing Fan (although mostly TV fans, which is indeed unfortunate) the rottenness that exists in the manly art of self-defense today, a condition which has been prevalent for so long in boxing.
You cannot be congratulated enough!
DAVID G. COAPMAN
Shame on you for calling Walt Dropo's deer a 243-pound, 10-point buck. We Westerners count the points on one side only, and not the dew points either. Dropo's little buck could be no more than a five-pointer by true deer hunter's standards....
A. K. GRIFFITH
?There are no "true" standards: Western hunters count the points on one side only, Easterners count both sides, pointing out that some bucks carry asymmetrical antlers. Dropo's swamp buck weighed 243 pounds, qualified Detroit's first baseman for the "Biggest Bucks in Maine" Club.?ED.
... Being an old boxer, vintage of 1912, I want to go on record that the way boxing is being handled by the promoters and the boxing commissions it doesn't have long to go.... Boxing is my favorite sport but if some of the barnies I saw in the last ten years were pulled in our days we would have landed in Sing Sing. I don't go to fights any more. Norris has lots of dough so he doesn't care if we go to his Garden or not. He says he does it for sport and fun. Still he has all fight arenas and fight managers tied up. Will the new governor take care of all the boxing racket with new commissioners and officials who won't sit on their hands and look out of the window? ...
THERE IS A REASON
Could you please tell me if Y.A. Tittle is wearing a Milwaukee Braves cap (page 34 of Nov. 22 issue) in that picture? If so, why? When the 49ers played the Packers in Milwaukee I noticed that some of the other players were wearing Braves caps too. Is there a reason? I'm just curious.
? Tittle, self-conscious of his balding head, wore a Menlo College cap when SI's picture was taken. Menlo Park, Calif. is the training site for the team.?ED.
Enclosed is a photograph I made at the Syracuse-Colgate football game last Saturday....
Two men, West and Alexander, were dedicated to the Football Hall of Fame.
Incidentally I get SI every week, the druggist saves me a copy, and have enjoyed its clear-cut reading of sports events. I believe it is improving with each issue.