I wrote to you (19TH HOLE, Oct. 4) giving the highlights on a huge halibut that it was my good fortune to land on August 9, 1954.
I have on this date received from the National Spin Fishing Association, a letter advising me that the catch has been officially entered in their records as a new world record.
With this letter they also sent me a certificate which was inscribed as follows:
"This is to certify that C. A. Comstock now holds the 10 Pound Line Class World's Record for Halibut (62 lbs. 8 ozs.) as of the date below inscribed (August 9, 1954)." Signed?
Gene C. Mendenhall, President
RUTH P. HILTON, Secretary
This entire matter may or may not be of any interest to you, however, you can no doubt realize that it is one of the high spots of my life.
C. A. COMSTOCK
Tucked away in the SCOREBOARD column of SI, Sept. 20, under table tennis was the item that Erwin Klein, Los Angeles, had defeated John Somael for the Canadian Open Championship. Althouth table tennis is a minor sport in this country (crowds of 10,000 watched the World Championships in London's Empire Pool Arena last April), nevertheless 16-year-old Klein deserves considerably more recognition from SI. His amazing accomplishments at Toronto include:
1. Winning the Junior Men's Singles, the Men's Open Singles and a share in the Men's Open Doubles and Mixed Doubles.
2. Becoming the youngest player ever to win the Canadian Open (this annual event has been held since 1936).
3. The first to win four major titles in a national or international table tennis tournament held in North America.
California Table Tennis Assn.
THE BRAVE GENTLEWOMEN
Your writer who penned that cute little piece about Miss McCormick (SI, Sept. 20) should get some sort of medal for misquoting...the facts.