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The day when sport belonged only to the "lace-pants" set has long since departed. It is a shame that all who have contributed to the Olympic Fund have no recourse for a refund of their contributions so that Avery could foot the bill as well as impose his peculiar ideas of what constitutes an amateur on the world.
I sincerely hope
that there are enough moral guts in our athletes to refuse to bow to this
outrageous invasion of their personal lives, and somehow I feel there will
There is certainly nothing objectionable about being a professional athlete at the proper time if you are good enough and if you so desire. In fact, it is something that is identified with and makes a great contribution to the American way of life, Mr. Brundage notwithstanding.
Brundage, we thank you for your good intentions and past services, but please,
for the good of the country, find other outlets for your misdirected
BLAST FROM THE
I do not believe articles such as this one can help our business. As far as I am concerned, the article would lead the public to believe that the umpire actually cheats on the plays mentioned by Gil Stratton.
Secondly, in my opinion, this man is not qualified to make the comments he does, since I would say he is only a "part-time" umpire.
It would seem to
me that a magazine with national coverage such as yours enjoys would contact
some major league umpire to obtain an experienced version of just what
transpires on the field.