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19th HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER
September 26, 1955
QUESTION AND ANSWER SIRS: IN YOLK SEPT. 19 ISSUE JIMMY JEMAIL ASKED WHICH CHAMPION WOULD WIN IN A FREE-FOR-ALL, BOXER ROCKY MARCIANO OR WRESTLER LOU THESZ. THIS QUESTION CAN DEFINITELY BE ANSWERED BY HAVING MARCIANO AND THESZ MEET. I PROPOSE TO PROMOTE SUCH A MATCH AT THE COLISEUM IN HOUSTON WHERE I HAVE PROMOTED WRESTLING FOR THE PAST 35 YEARS. I WILL PAY ALL EXPENSES INCURRED IN SUCH PROMOTION AND WILL PERSONALLY POST A PURSE OF $25,000 FOR THE WINNER OF THE MATCH. IN ADDITION ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE GATE WILL BE DONATED TO THE BABE DIDRIKSON ZAHARIAS CANCER FUND. I HAVE ALREADY CONTACTED LOU THESZ AND HE IS NOT ONLY AGREEABLE BUT ANXIOUS FOR THE CHANCE TO HAVE THIS QUESTION ANSWERED. IF THE MATCH CANNOT BE MADE UNTIL AFTER SEPT. 20 THESZ WILL MEET THE HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING CHAMPION WHOEVER HE MAY BE. MORRIS P. SIGEL GULF ATHLETIC CLUB HOUSTON, TEXAS
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September 26, 1955

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

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I must admit I'm bitter. What Yale student isn't after seeing what happened to last year's good season? But that shouldn't detract from the facts. Army is in a position where every member of their team is on a full scholarship. It is just as easy to offer a scholarship to a smart football player as a smart weakling. Also, Army invariably has a winning season because they play the Ivy League. Yet when this "great" team encounters Navy or Michigan they invariably get licked. I don't decry Yale's team, we've got the best team in the Ivy League and will prove it, but I do say that I think if Army were to meet a few teams which were closer to their calibre we might see just how good the Kaydets are.
EDWARD EASTON
New Haven, Conn.

THE HURRICANE SEASON
Sirs:
Paste this in your hat—the Hurricanes of Miami—Number One in '55!
SGT. BURT SAPERSTEIN
Miami

?Hmm! Georgia Tech 14; Miami 6.—ED.

I PREDICT
Sirs:
I enjoyed reading Herman Hickman's predictions for the forthcoming gridiron season. I was especially happy to see that Collins (Mike) Hagler was one of the promising sophomores for the University of Iowa Hawkeyes. Because of his eagerness and competitive spirit he is destined to become one of the college's all-time greats.

Mike comes from the nation's capital, was an All-Metropolitan choice in 1953, his last year in attendance at Armstrong Technical High School. Armstrong has already produced Lenny Ford of the Browns and Avatus Stone, who plays in the Canadian pro league. Mike has always played defense and offense. I predict that, besides getting his share of All-America notice, Collins Hagler will be the nation's outstanding sophomore.
JAMES LUCAS
Albany, Ga.

HE STANDS FOR THE BEST
Sirs:

Bud clearly demonstrated his potentialities when a member of Ossie Solem's coaching staff at Syracuse for several years. We alumni who were privileged to have contact with him then fully realize what an inspiring opportunity it is to the young men who play under the close supervision of this modest gentleman of sound judgment. He stands for all that is best in sport.
WILLIAM H. EMERSON
Rochester, N.Y.

THE PHILOSOPHY OF A GENTLEMAN
Sirs:
I have just finished reading your splendid article on Bud Wilkinson.

As far as I know, this is the first published account of Mr. Wilkinson's philosophy of training young men. It gives an intimate insight into why he has been so successful at Oklahoma University and why we of the Oklahoma alumni think so highly of him, not only as a coach but also as a fine gentleman.
WILLIAM H. HAUN
Wichita, Kan.

THIS LEADER
Sirs:
The President no doubt has in mind the type of leader personified by Wilkinson concerning his desire for a nationwide physical fitness program.
C. E. RHODES
Brookline, Mass.

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