?That Creamer says: "Boy, will I!"—ED.
Your picture of the ecstatic Cincinnati fans with their All-Star pennant (WONDERFUL WORLD, July 23) just isn't fair. Even their female fans have more muscles than our Pirate ballplayers. Or was that Ted Kluszewski in a blond wig?
FIT IN PHOENIX
I enjoy all of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, but I particularly want to compliment you on your attention to women's sports activities.
One way to get youngsters interested in exercises and physical fitness is to get their mothers interested. YWCA health education departments have for years been doing, just this, but with more support from their communities, better facilities and more and better instructors they could do a much bigger and better job.
We are fortunate here in Phoenix in that the local Tennis Patrons Association has undertaken the project of raising money to build two tennis courts. We are looking for other sports-minded groups and individuals to help finance a big swimming pool, a gymnasium, outdoor exercise area and children's playground.
MRS. EDWARD E. TUFTE
HE CAN DO IT
The article by Coles Phinizy on Rafer Johnson (Another Giant from the Valley, July 16) was a superbly done job. It gave me a clear picture of Rafer's ability and possibilities of his winning the decathlon for us. I myself believe that he can do it. Mr. Phinizy is to be commended for his excellent handling of a great athlete's chances.
A CHANGE OF HEART
I was sorry to see that Governor Earl Long of Louisiana has signed a state bill banning interracial athletic contests in his commonwealth ("Current Week," July 30). This, of course, was his privilege but, in a country such as ours and especially in the field of sports where we like to give everyone an equal opportunity, it does seem to be a step in the wrong direction.
I have been interested in sports for more than 40 years and have been active in a number of national sports organizations. We have constantly been moving in the direction of brotherhood and equality.
I hope that sportsmen of Louisiana will examine the new law and, if it really says and means what has been reported, will have it in their hearts to bring about a change through thoughtful and legal means.
H. T. FRIERMOOD
National Council of YMCA
THE GOLDEN AGE OF UNCLE MARTIN
Edwin M. Stone's letter (July 23) went down memory lane with his story of the children's game called the Prince of Paris. How well I recall the game—going back to the 1900s—excepting that it was called here the "Priest of the Parish." The cap he lost was his "considering" cap. Also the first to be accused was "my man Jack." He was to reply, "Oh, not I sir." Then the game would proceed.