COACH, FATHER AND MAN
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in the Oct. 31 issue. It was really a true picture of Leahy, the coach, father and man. I have only met him personally once, but I have observed him coaching at Notre Dame practices many times.
I sometimes run across anti-Notre Dame people (there are some), who find it hard to believe all that one has heard about Coach Leahy. They can't believe that as a football coach he never tolerated swearing of any kind on the practice field. They can't understand the players' loyalty to a coach who demanded strict discipline from his players on and off the field.
When you meet Leahy for the first time, it is as though you are meeting an old friend. And when he says, "I'm very happy to meet you," you are sure that he is.
A MAN'S TRUE CHARACTER
After reading Gerald Holland's excellent article on Frank Leahy, may I make this comment: Frank Leahy, husband, friend and father is far more successful than Frank Leahy, coach. That puts him as near perfection as a man could reach. A man's true character may be determined by his actions at home. Mr. Leahy's consideration and obvious adoration of his children is magnificent to know. I sincerely hope that I am as successful a father as he.
Being an avid supporter of Southern Methodist University, I have never been a tremendous booster of Coach Leahy. (The current six-to-one edge Notre Dame holds in its series with SMU may influence this somewhat.) However, I have now become a charter member of the fan club of this fine coach and great man.
FRANK CAWTHON JR.
was extremely interesting. I find myself turning to this feature first every week.
Having met that gracious man Leahy in 1950, I was fascinated by the courtesy and hospitality evidenced by his family. Every parent should read the article. With training like that, there would be no delinquent children.
I was very glad to learn that this experienced and resourceful leader is planning to devote his time to fighting juvenile delinquency. Good luck!
JAMES B. SULLIVAN
The Minot Daily News
Minot, N. Dak.
THE QUALITY OF LEADERSHIP
Your story on Frank Leahy is a magnificently human look into the life of a fine American. Your writer captured the quality of competitive leadership in Leahy that has helped make our American sports world the wonderful world it is.
Fond du Lac, Wis.
THE NORMAL WAY
I read Mr. Shaplen's article concerning Hubert Bobo who is a graduate of the Chauncey-Dover High School (SI, Oct. 24). I wish to say that I have examined the cumulative record card of Mr. Bobo and I have also talked with members of the faculty and the board of education. I have learned that the record of Hubert Bobo in high school was an average one for a high school graduate in the state of Ohio....