Congratulations! There will be many thousands of interested parties discussing this article for months to come.
Now let's hear from the other extreme and ask Chancellor Kimpton of the University of Chicago how he feels about this subject.
LEONARD WM. HIZER
?Better still, see page 34 for a discussion of college football by Robert Maynard Hutchins, Dr. Kimpton's predecessor at the University of Chicago.?ED.
The following is with reference to an article on S. S. Sayres in SI, Aug. 23.
To be brief, I am the man that designed, developed and engineered the building of Slo-Mos III, IV, and V. Furthermore, I did all the test driving and the race driving in 1950 and 1951...
I have been designing, building and racing boats since 1927. I have designed or redesigned boats for such racing figures as Eddie Meyer, Bill Cantrell, Jack Schafer, Lee Shoenith, Chuck Thompson, John Cobb, and many others. I have given talks on race boat designing in most of the engineering clinics held in various parts of the country. I held the Northwest Racing Championship for 18 years. Mr. Sayres has yet to operate a boat in competition. The A.P.B.A. records will bear me out on this, or check with any racing driver in the country.
Sayres and I had an agreement prior to building the Mos that I would have the only say on anything that went into the boats...
...My desire now is that you, in your magazine, rectify this error in as conspicuous a manner as you printed the erroneous information. This is important to me as it is all I have to show for my efforts...
Thanks for listening.
TED O. JONES
Kaw Kaw Lin, Mich.
?Says Slo-Mo owner Stan Sayres: "I never claimed credit as the designer of the Slo-Mos, nor have I ever posed as a designer. Jones always has fully and publicly received credit from me as the designer. I regret exceedingly that the article failed to make that clear."