EZZ CHARLES AND FRIEND
Here is a picture of Ezzard Charles taken when he came here to the University of Illinois to take a series of physical-fitness tests under Professor Thomas K. Cureton. Charles read about Cureton's physical-fitness tests (SI, Aug. 30) that told about Roger Bannister's experiences with Cureton. Charles said he feels that he has several more good years left in him and these tests may help him regain the heavyweight championship. Incidentally, the fellow in pic with Charles is Cureton.
EDWARD J. WOJTAS
I enjoyed so much your splendid article Wood Smoke From Old Cabins (SI, Oct. 11) that I was prompted to invite SI editors if they are ever driving through this part of our beautiful Wisconsin to stop a few moments and see my cabin in the woods. I built it in 1923, and it is sitting on a beautiful little lake in 1,300 acres of timber country, and it has, with wonderful fellowship given it, a great deal of charm.
You would be most welcome to use it for an hour, a day or week or longer, because I know how much you would appreciate it.
A. J. O'MELIA
We don't know where you get the dope on New Mex. fishing but your advice worked out for us this weekend. We took your word for it and really got fish.
MR. & MRS. D. W. NEWTON
Mountain Air, N. Mex.
As a fox hunter I enjoyed SI's story on fox hunting (Oct. 11) and Mr. Everett's good writeup. However, I believe Mr. Everett's "100,000 night-hunters?25 states?chiefly farmers" is incomplete. There are probably that many night-hunting members of some fox-hunting association, which number does not take into account the thousands who do not belong to any association. As to "25 states"?I do not believe there are over two or three states where the night fox chase is not enjoyed. As to "chiefly farmers"?it may be that the best fox hunters are men of the land, and it may be that time was when they were the hub of the thing. However, I venture the guess that today there are more preachers, bankers, lawyers, factory laborers, and countless other nonfarmers who keep a pack than there are farmers.
I wanted to mention this last exception merely to point out that the appeal of the chase finds its way into all classes and kinds of people.
Congratulations to a sports magazine which covers all sports.
J. P. BUZARD
Moss Point, Miss.
? SI was referring to hard core of "night-hunters," spread mainly over the Southeastern and Midwestern states?ED.
In your Oct. 18th issue there is a cartoon concerning horseshoe pitchers who are searching through a rule book for information on how to score a precariously balanced horseshoe on top of the stake.
This is certainly a comic situation, but for those who are interested in what is the official scoring of this 'shoe, it is by logic only one point?regardless of its novel position. The same applies to any 'shoe within six inches of the stake that is a nonringer.