When you state that a boy is not smart when he says he wants to be a fighter, is extremely absurd. How about such boys as Carmen Basilio, Danny Giovanelli, Chuck Spieser, Al Andrews, Lulu Perez.... These boys could not be called bums by any stretch of the imagination and they certainly would have nothing to do with a manager who was not strictly on the level.
?A bum in fight talk is an opponent- an opponent a manager feels his fighter can beat without much exertion.—ED.
JUDGING THE JUDGE
Some eastern boxing experts are still clinging tenaciously to their belief that Basilio whipped Saxton in Chicago, as evidenced by your July 30 (Events & Discoveries) comments about Fight Judge Ed Hintz. Though neither man is Hall of Fame material, it was pretty well agreed among local Chicago experts that Saxton deserved to w.n. The most vocal critic of the IBC, Jack Mabley of the Chicago Daily News, agreed the verdict was just.
Hintz's reputation here is still such that no important figure has accused him of being dishonest. Most "sporting people" and other observers here agree with Hintz that he used bad judgment in becoming involved with Hodge, but don't think he made, or had any intention of making, a dime on the Hodge haul. Hintz and his lifelong love of boxing are a thing quite apart from the Banker Hintz-Auditor Hodge matter. Perhaps this is a fine distinction, but I think you'll grasp it after a little more consideration.
AUBREY O. COOKMAN JR.
?What we do grasp is that bad judgment does not a successful boxing judge or banker make.—ED.
POETRY AT BAT
My husband receives your magazine and I enjoy it also. I especially like the short poem in Events & Discoveries each week. I've written one which I thought you might enjoy:
Back to the minors now, no doubt
He sacrificed with two men out!
?No minor leaguer, Mrs. Specker, She hit a homer, upper decker.
APPROPRIATE RECOGNITION HEREWITH
Your recent "Pats on the Back" to college tennis coaches were well deserved. I wonder if a small bow in the direction of Coach J. Emmett Pare, tennis coach at Tulane University, is not also in order.
No one can approach Coach Pare's record of having produced six National Collegiate singles champions -Ernest Sutter (1936-37), Jack Tuero (1949), Hamilton Richardson (1953-54) and Jose Aguero (1955).