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19th HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER
January 16, 1956
THE GREATEST Sirs: I just finished reading The Year, the Moment, and Johnny Podres (SI, Jan. 2) and it was like reliving that greatest of days last October. A big pat on the back for a very fine and moving article. That young man Johnny is truly the greatest sportsman of 1955 for he gave me my greatest sports thrill and all the rest of the world's baseball fans, too, I'm sure. Mrs. ARNOTT (PAT) DUNCAN Phoenix, Ariz.
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January 16, 1956

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

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Ironically, the reverse seems to be happening: during the past year an American rescued a famed old Scottish soccer club from closing its doors. Last year James Theodore Fitzgerald, an executive in the Scottish branch of an American firm and former Detroit soccer player, took over the Dumbarton soccer club when the discouraged directors resigned and the club seemed doomed. Under his leadership the club was unbeaten in its league and even reached the quarter-finals of the league cup.

U.S. soccer needs a boost from someone.
HY GOLDSTEIN
New York

CLASSIC BEAUTY
Sirs:
As the owner of a 1918 Stutz Bearcat, I enjoyed the story on classic cars (SI, Jan. 2).

There are supposed to be only three 1918 Bearcats in existence but, of course, that figure is always open to doubt because of the lack of a complete registry on old automobiles. Moreover, to the "purist," mine is not quite authentic, for the simple reason that over 30 years ago one of the Bearcat's previous owners customized it with the substitution of 1921 HCS (Harry C. Stutz) fenders, a pair of cowl lights, trunk, bumpers and one or two other items. Nevertheless, the car is still a beauty in its yellow body, black fenders and red wheels (see cut).
ROBERT S. OLSON
Minneapolis

A NEW DIMENSION
Sirs:
The 12-page spread on the bowl games was splendid (SI, Dec. 26). With SI's carefully worked-out aids before you, you felt another dimension had been added to TV sports enjoyment. Please accept my thanks and congratulations!
RAY A. ALBERT
Blacksburg, Va.

IMMENSE ADDITION
Sirs:
Hats off to you for your excellent and most accurate pre-game analysis of the bowl games.

Having this issue close at hand while viewing the big games added immensely to the color and excitement of the unusually great contests.
MONROE C. LEWIS JR.
St. Louis

MANNERS' BIG APPETITE
Sirs:
Enjoyed reading your article on fair and fancy game recipes—true gourmets' delights (SI, Dec. 26).

But who is this big-game man, Harry Manners? His ambition in life must be the extermination of the African elephant, if not of big game in general. Needless to say, he and the other great hunters should be stopped or outlawed. If not, the only big game anybody in the future will see will be in Disney's nature classics.

I believe in conservation and wish Joes like him could take some courses in geology, zoology—or even photography. Such courses might create in them a healthier outlook on nature. Carnivores kill to eat; ideally, man kills to eat. Harry must have a big appetite.
ERNEST C. LENDENMANN JR.
Ann Arbor, Mich.

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