THE MASTER ON THE MASTERS
I recall that I wrote in the preface to Herb Wind's book, The Complete Golfer, that he was a "fine, sensitive writer on the game" of golf. Certainly no better proof of this appraisal could be had than the wonderful story he did on the Masters Tournament for your Apr. 4th issue. His estimate of the golf course, its distinguishing characteristics and its effect upon tournament players so exactly coincides with my own thinking that I should be happy to appropriate it verbatim. Whether or not the conception will be approved by all, Herb has as accurately as possible interpreted our aims both in developing the course and in the conduct of the tournament.
The whole thing reflects perfectly what we would like the Masters to be and what we have never allowed ourselves to dare to hope it is. At any rate, if we are able to live up even closely to Herb's generous estimate, Cliff Roberts and I shall both be very happy.
We are grateful indeed to Herb for his writing and to you and the others on your magazine for the splendid picture layout.
SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE GAME
Enter my name in APPPFF. When a man ( Willie Pep) can box masterfully for at least eight of 10 rounds and lose a decision to a bewildered opponent, there must be something wrong with the fight game.
CHANDLER F. HARRIS
Sturgeon Bay, Wis.
NOW I HAVE SEEN IT
I watched the Cadilli-Willie Pep fight on television and became so infuriated with the decision that I swore I would never watch another boxing "exhibition." I have long been a TV fan but this was the last straw. I had the score nine rounds to Pep, one round to Cadilli.
I had read of your blasts against the IBC (Norris, president) but for some reason managed to brush it all off with a ho-hum attitude and kept my vigilance two nights a week. The Pep fight was the crowning blow. I realized that it was no longer a sport. Your explanation in the Apr. 11th EVENTS & DISCOVERIES was a real revelation to me. Now I have actually seen that the boxing business is a swindle. I will keep reading your magazine and will look forward to the day when you tell me that it is perfectly okay for me to turn on my TV set again and that the sport I love to watch is worth my honest time.
The last paragraph of Apr. 4th EVENTS & DISCOVERIES, "Calling All Crows," has disturbed the peace in our family.
My husband Chuck says, "farmers and conservationists care very much..." means farmers and conservationists are happy to see such huge numbers of crows killed.
I say it means that they are unhappy to see the crows slaughtered, as are the crows.
For heaven's sake, settle this.