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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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So please tell your cartoonists that my job depends on their continued excellent work.
BILL ARCHBOLD
Fulton, N.Y.

A DIFFERENCE OF OPINION?
Sirs:
This is not intended to call John Bentley to task; he is a tribute to the world of motor sports. But did somebody goof, or is there a difference of opinion extant between the engineering division and technical publication department of the Triumph TR2 (SI, Aug. 29)?

A newsletter from the importers of the Triumph, dated August 1955, describes modifications to the Le Mans cars which included SU H6 carbs and disc brakes but not even a whisper concerning a seven-gear overdrive transmission. The special factory supplement relative to the Laycoek de Normanville overdrive states clearly, "No provision is made for overdriving any gear other than top gear, nor is it recommended."
FRANK J. SALKOSKI
Fort Pierce, Fla.

?Up to July of this year the Lay-cock de Normanville overdrive available for the TR2 was designed for use only off the top gear. However, the works car test-driven by John Bentley was equipped with the overdrive described in SI, which last month became available on production models.—ED.

I DID IT
Sirs:
Thanks for that interesting do-it-yourself article on "How To Climb The Matter-horn." I was so impressed that one week after I bought the July 25 issue I did do it myself.
LT. THOMAS P. MCKENNA, USA
N�rnberg, Germany

KINGMAKERS
Sirs:
In your August 29 issue, some unkind person must have upset the checkerboard. I notice in your column, OTHER RESULTS FOR THE RECORD, under "checkers" that Mr. Tinsley won by a 3-0 score in a 40-game match, with 35 games ending in draws. What happened to the other two games? Am I in your king row?
JOHN A. FERGUSON
Englewood, Colo.

? SI's king row remains unthreatened. With Tinsley leading by three games and with only two games to go, the match was closed since Hellman could not possibly win.—ED.

SURE THING?
Sirs:
What percentage would a marksman have to score on a minimum of 500 registered targets to be given a Grand American Handicap of only 19 feet as SI stated in its Sept. 5 issue? Perhaps I could make it at next year's Grand!
EDWIN E. ALSMAN
Rushville, Ind.

?At any rate Mr. Alsman is a more successful judge of distance than SI's myopic reporter, who meant to say 19 yards.—ED.

GOLFMANSHIP AT CHEVY CHASE
Sirs:
Today was a turning point in my golf!

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