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19th HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER
October 04, 1954
PEN-RAISED QUAIL Sirs:...In my opinion your article, "Pen-Raised Quail" (SI, Sept. 6) by Hart Stilwell, is a great disservice to the quail hunters of the country....
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October 04, 1954

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

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BRAVE APPROACH
Sirs:
I can wholeheartedly agree with you on the stand you took in SI and congratulate you on your brave approach to the problem. More power to you?don't give up!
ALEC ULMANN
New York

THE CHEATING SEX
Sirs:
I enjoyed your historical article on croquet in the August 30 issue and hope you will have more of this type in future issues.

As a supplemental note to this article, even the genteel sport of croquet provided opportunities for cheating, and by the fair sex at that. One gentleman complained with some disgust that a young lady acquaintance of his would cover her croquet ball with her skirt and then move the ball with her foot six or eight inches for a better shot.
BRUCE L. BENNETT
Worthington, O.

HOLLYWOOD TERMINOLOGY
Sirs:
Long a sporting fan, but just now a letter-writing one, I would like to take this chance to allow you your own "Pat on the Back" column. SI is far and above any other magazine in its field both in scope and in content. If I was a little apprehensive at first, it was perhaps because we were all looking over the newborn baby?still even red and not as pretty as she promised to be.

This last issue, number five, has made a believer of me. The tense drama of the sport, the game, appeared as never before in the picture taken right after Henry Thompson's home run. This picture deserves the right to be titled "Baseball." The pictures and story on Himalayan climbing were astounding, to quote Hollywood terminology; they made me want to pack up the old duffel bag and set off. Congratulations, gentlemen, on a job well done.
W. BEN JACKSON
Lawrenceburg, Ind.

COVER GIRL
Sirs:
I have been overseas four months, and this week, a few minutes before leaving for Edinburgh, Scotland, I received a copy of your third weekly issue of SI. I remarked to myself, that girl on the cover looks like my wife. Not wanting to carry it with me, and much more anxious to read the letter I had received from my wife, it was put in a drawer. It wasn't until the following day I discovered it was her!...She had said that a magazine was being sent as a surprise and since I have always been a sport fan, I thought that was the reason. You can imagine my surprise?and also embarrassment for not recognizing her immediately.

In my defense, I can say that I don't think many husbands ever expect to find their wives a "Cover Girl."...
J. R. NELSON
LTJG, SC
c/o Fleet Post Office
New York

HELPING HAND
Sirs:
Was I seeing things no one else saw? I have asked many people and have looked more or less carefully for mention of it in sports pages but so far I seem to be the only one who saw an assistant give, what was to my professionally trained mind, oxygen to Bobo Olson between rounds during his recent fight.

It was plainly evident, at least to me, when the television camera was trained on Olson's corner between rounds that this individual would get up from his ringside seat and wander over to a position between Olson and his second. In his left hand he carried a cylinder, from which a flexible tube or tubing went to his right hand. He would then raise his right arm between Olson and his second, and, I thought, blow oxygen in Olson's direction, over his face, and a couple of good, deep breaths would help, no fooling.

I wonder about the legality of such procedure and have never heard mention of it before or now. Would you care to comment?
CRESTON SUTCH, D.D.S.
Glenside, Pa.

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