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19th HOLE: ANNIVERSARY ISSUE: HAPPY BIRTHDAY and HURRY UP WITH THAT NEXT ISSUE
September 10, 1956
Sirs:Congratulations on your second anniversary issue. In just two years you have become America's No. 1 sports magazine.
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September 10, 1956

19th Hole: Anniversary Issue: Happy Birthday And Hurry Up With That Next Issue

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I think you are handling a fascinating field in a superbly intelligent and sensitive manner and am confident you will enjoy the full success that such journalism deserves.
PAUL C. SMITH
President Crowell-Collier Publishing Co.
New York

Sirs:
Thank you muchly for providing sports fans with not just another sports magazine but one which far exceeds our fondest hopes: pages overflowing with those things which are.dear to all lovers of sport, intelligent, interesting writing.

Without further comment, suffice it to say, "Hurry up with that next issue."
JOHN BEATTY
Sportscaster WIBW-TV
Topeka, Kans.

THE SUFFERING FANS TAKE OVER
Sirs:
I want to congratulate you on The Case for the Suffering Fan (Anniversary Issue).

Most businessmen, and I am no exception, can benefit from several rereadings.
FRANK G. HATHAWAY
President Los Angeles Athletic Club
Beverly Hills, Calif.

Sirs:
You took the words right out of our loud mouths and put them right where we hope the right persons read them! Hooray! Murray for President!
ART MORAN
Mariemont, Ohio

Sirs:
I was greatly thrilled when big league baseball came to K.C. a year ago.

For the first game my wife and I attended, we went to the ticket window and asked for two good box seats (cost, $3 each). Lo and behold! they were in the farthest right-field corner in the second row. Couldn't see anyone well except the right fielder. We vacated them and went to the bleachers.

About two weeks later we decided to buy reserved seats in advance in order to get good seats. And what happened? We wound up right behind a large post, where we seemingly got nothing done but passing drinks, hot dogs and change for the vendors. When one of the vendors spilled some drink on my wife (and it ruffled her some) he merely stated, "If you don't like it here why did you come?" That was in April, and we have not attended a game since.
H. P. HOUK
Lawrence, Kans.

Sirs:
Arrived at Ebbets Field at 12:30 to see the Dodgers play the Braves. Went on line in a pushing, howling mob to get my reserved ticket. After getting knocked and kicked, punched and pushed for 60 minutes I arrived at the ticket window. They had just sold out. After waiting another 20 minutes I got a general admission ticket.

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