I agree with your readers who have written in appreciation of your recent choice of fiction. I would like to add: with fiction let's have actual human interest stories from readers who have enjoyed unusual experiences with rod and gun.
ARTHUR J. CARRUTH JR.
I was so happy to see my brother Y. A. Tittle's picture on SI's Nov. 22 cover. Both my brothers, Y. A. and Jack, were fascinated by football since they were tots. As a youngster, Y. A. used to hang an inner tube in our back yard and practice passing through it. Here is a picture of him doing just that. His brother Jack was All-America at Tulane, I guess you could call us a football-minded family.
I am so glad that Baxter Springs' newsstands are finally getting some copies of SI?I have a standing reservation for each issue.
MRS. TOM HILLIARD
Baxter Springs, Kan.
The picture of my daughter Gail which appeared in SI, Nov. 15 was evidently taken after Gail excused herself from a three-gaited class which was in the ring because she realized her mare, Sporting Jean, was injured. Gail's tears were because she felt very bad that her horse was hurt and she could not participate in the class, and not because she did not place in the event....
Short Hills, N.J.
?A pat on the back to Gail.?ED.
Your fine article on old Centre's 1921 football team (SI, Nov. 1) was a real treat to many an old-timer.
But?you do violence to my sense of justice when you say:?"A Negro known only as Roscoe" made the trip to Harvard?hell's bells! Roscoe was no other than Roscoe Brumback and a great asset he was to the team. I demand that you correct this slight to a wonderful personality whose full name I can recall after 33 years and whose smiling, cheerful face is still clear in the memory of all of us who knew him.
GEORGE F. YEAMAN
?Norris Armstrong, captain of the '21 Centre team that upset Harvard, recalls Roscoe as "one of the most faithful fellows we've ever known." Roscoe's big day came when, dressed up in a black hat, claw-tail coat, white pants and cane, he performed the cakewalk between halves of the Harvard game. He stayed with the team about five years as rub-down and handy man and then followed "Red" Roberts, of Praying Colonel fame, about the country as a valet, died in Ohio about twenty years ago.?ED.
MY BRUISES PROVE
I have just read the article A Presidential Precedent on page 11 of your Nov. 1 issue. Just who thinks up such wild stories about "bloodied Bob Maxwell of Swarthmore being hit too hard and too often by Pennsylvania" in the 1905 game?
It so happens that I played opposite Maxwell in this game. If he were alive today, I know he would be the last person in the world to subscribe to this exaggerated statement. "Tiny" himself was not the most gentle player in the world. He gave everything he had as my own bruises would prove but there was nothing dirty or bloody in this game....
FRANK H. HOBSON