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
U.S. soccer needs
a boost from someone.
As the owner of a 1918 Stutz Bearcat, I enjoyed the story on classic cars (SI,
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
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
Hats off to you for your excellent and most accurate pre-game analysis of the
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.
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.