?But another eye witness contacted last week by SI says Pennsylvania "was laying for Maxwell." mainstay of the Swarthmore team. Menke's Encyclopedia of Sports and Miller's The Truth About Big-Time Football, both authoritative works, stress that Pennsylvania was out "to get" Maxwell. President Roosevelt, shocked by this and other evidence of football brutality (sample 1905 headlines: "Holy Cross Man Kicked... Dead"; "Iowa Boy Dead"; " Illinois Boy Killed"; "Salem Boy Dies") threatened to discontinue football by Executive edict, wrote to a Pennsylvania professor: "Brutality and foul play in football should receive the same summary punishment given to a man who cheats at cards...."?ED.
I was indeed happy to read MEMO FROM THE PUBLISHER in SI, Nov. 15, as I was one of the two "nameless" salesmen that had the pleasure of meeting SI Publisher Harry Phillips on the train en route to Syracuse. The other was Irv Levine of New York City.
Here's to continued success to SI.
Brown Shoe Company
...I have gotten quite a bang about SI's Publisher's Memo...it must have caused a stir because my boss just called me from St. Louis about it...Will you please thank Publisher Harry Phillips for his kindness?
Brown Shoe Company
?Harry says: "Hi Tom, Hi Irv!"?ED.
As a charter subscriber of SI, I am delighted with the thorough coverage you give golf. It's the only real cradle-to-grave sport. I began playing it in 1898 at the Edgewater GC in Chicago, and today, at the age of 64?, I still have an impelling objective. I would like to match the feat of Roy Campbell, who was featured in your Nov. 1 PAT ON THE BACK for shooting a round of golf in a score lower than his age.
I'm still a little too young to turn that trick, but it's within close range now. By the time I'm 68 or 70, I should be able to accomplish this rarity. You can count on the fingers of both hands the number of golfers in the world today who have undershot their age.
Possibly the first man to perform this feat was Grantland Rice's close friend, Commodore Byron Heard, almost 20 years ago. On his 68th birthday, he announced he would cover the Houston GC in Texas in 68. He did. On his next two birthdays, he again matched his age. But he failed at 71. I also understand that Eugene Grace, chairman of the board of Bethlehem Steel Corp., has under-scored his age on the links at the Saucon Valley GC, Bethlehem, Pa.
Hoping to earn your "Pat on the Back" for a similar accomplishment before too long,
CHARLES (CHICK) EVANS
?Even if he fails to reach this almost unattainable goal, Chick Evans will always be remembered as the only golfer in history to win the four most important American titles of his era: U.S. Open, U.S. Amateur, Western Open, Western Amateur. He and Bobby Jones were the only ones ever to win the U.S. Open and U.S. Amateur in the same year.?ED.