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19th HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER
March 05, 1956
A PHALANX OF MOOCHERS Sirs:The height of the golden era of West Coast football, 1925, was also the year of my graduation from the University of Washington (SI, Feb. 20). That the once proud Husky football squad has turned into a row of mendicants with their begging bowls outstretched is a sickening spectacle. It may be true that a player "maintaining required proficiency in his studies should...be able to devote the hours he must spend on his on-campus job to his studies" but academic proficiency hardly necessitates holiday trips for his sister, himself and his wife, free theater tickets and a car because he had a new baby. These are no less than handouts to a phalanx of moochers and I am ashamed of and for them.ALICE BENNETTS McBYDE Washington, D.C.
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March 05, 1956

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

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And from the way things are going, Uncle Sam may need the points. I think we can win, since fishing is the most widespread sport in the U.S.A., and widespread participation seems to be the secret of success in the Olympics.
JERRY JANSEN
New York

?For an unusual tournament ( Ted Williams vs. Sam Snead vs. sailfish) see WONDERFUL WORLD, Page 26—ED.

LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT
Sirs:
Am in a condition which can only be described as laughing paroxysmal happy knolluria over Hot Words at Happy Knoll .

My physician says I've been sinking slowly since mention of Old Ned's being "put" in the men's locker room. In the event of my passing, please advise Mr. Magill I shall liberally endow Hard Hollow.
DICK KING
Iowa City

CADDIES OF HAPPY KNOLL—UNITE
Sirs:
Heaven knows I am no Jeffersonian New Dealer and have never been able to think of Mr. Truman as a modern Andrew Jackson, but my sympathies are with Oscar J. Beight, courageous champion of Happy Knoll's caddies (SI, Feb. 20). Enclosed you will find my contribution towards the establishment, through the U.S. Olympic Fund, of the Happy Knoll Caddie Union, Oscar J. Beight Local No. 1.

May it never be said that I, through these many decades, have ever forgotten my youthful days of tramping the links caddying for some of the most miserable specimens of ill-tempered, miser-pursed hackers on the eastern seaboards.
FRANCIS O'B. DOUGHERTY
New York

OAK RIDGE OLYMPIC FUND
Sirs:
Enclosed you will find checks for the total of $62.70, which is to go to the U.S. Olympic Fund.

The largest amount of money has been given by Oak Ridge youngsters who, more than we adults it seems, are solidly behind our Olympic team.

I have organized an Oak Ridge Olympic team fund to which the money has been contributed, but please don't feel that I am taking credit for this contribution. It comes from many persons in Oak Ridge. I act as a gathering place on the local level and my own donation, which is included in the total, was given because I, like the rest, am an American.
JIM RYAN
Oak Ridge, Tenn.

?Happy Knoll is delighted to be able to continue its Olympic Fund with these checks from Oak Ridge, and also happily acknowledges additional contributions from the following:

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