...Only those of
professional skill are ever the subject of amateur controversy. Ironically it
would seem that the best protection an amateur has is to keep his proficiency
JAMES R. LOVE
I liked the article The Tournaments by Roy Terrell (SI, Feb. 20). Reading about
the team to be sent to Melbourne, I thought of my 14 players who could win here
and in Melbourne. I would like Roy to name his 14 players. Here are my 14 best:
First team: Lennie Rosenbluth ( North Carolina), Ronnie Shavlik (North Carolina
State), Bill Russell ( San Francisco), Si Green (Duquesne), Hot Rod Hundley
( West Virginia). Second team: Tom Heinsohn (Holy Cross), Bob Burrow ( Kentucky),
Dick O'Neal (TCU), Darrell Floyd (Furman), Robin Freeman ( Ohio State). And my
last four, Willie Naulls ( UCLA), Joe Capua ( Wyoming), Lowell Davis (Wake
Forest), and last, but not least, Big Bill Uhl ( Dayton).
GARY B. DEESE
? Terrell's own
first five would be Bill Russell ( San Francisco), Tom Heinsohn (Holy Cross),
Lennie Rosenbluth ( North Carolina), Si Green (Duquesne) and Robin Freeman (Ohio
State). To fill out his squad of 14, he would give serious consideration to
Shavlik, Naulls, O'Neal, Floyd, Hundley, Uhl, Burrow and Capua, but also keep
an eye on K. C. Jones ( San Francisco), Temple Tucker (Rice), Julius McCoy
( Michigan State), Joe Holup ( George Washington), Charles Tyra ( Louisville),
Paul Judson and Bill Ridley ( Illinois), Don Boldebuck (Houston), Jerry Harper
and George Linn ( Alabama), Terry Tebbs ( Brigham Young), Joe Tebo (Brown) and
Chuck Rolles (Cornell).
Olympic team will be selected in this manner: the 14 All-Stars will meet the
AAU champion and runner-up teams and the Armed Services champions in a
four-team round-robin Olympic Trial in Kansas City, April 2-4. The team winning
this tournament will supply not less than five and not more than seven players
for the 12-man Olympic basketball team; the other three teams in the tournament
supply the rest of the squad members.—ED.
Fee, Fie, Fid! Boats and Bronze (SI, Feb. 6) was a grand article but a fid is a
short bar or large spike which passes through a hole in the heel of a topmast
or bowsprit to hold it in position.
defined a marlinespike, which is a similarly pointed instrument but which is
used for pinning up the strands of a rope and for tightening or loosening the
pins of shackles.
Let's not further
confuse an already confusing glossary....
WM. G. AMBROSE
?Although the fid
may at one time have been used to secure topmast or bowsprit, those were days
beyond even the recall of its manufacturer, Merriman Brothers of Boston, who
define the fid or hollow spike as used to open strands of line for
In response to Mr. Wind's plaint (SI, Feb. 27), I've coined a few terms for
professional golfers, distaff type. Perhaps one of these will suit him to a
Golfer pro fern.
W. R. ANDERSON