The Prince of
Paris stood in a semicircle of players who were given such names as Red Cap,
Black Cap, Yellow Cap, Green Cap and so on. The Prince of Paris would start
each round by saying:
Paris lost his cap—some say this and some say that—but I say—Red Cap!"
Red Cap: "Who
Prince of Paris: "Yes, you sir!"
Red Cap: "You lie, sir!"
Prince of Paris: "Who then, sir?"
Red Cap: "Green Cap, sir."
Green Cap: "Who me, sir?"
Red Cap: "Yes, you sir!" etc.
Thus it went.
Each player when it came to the question of "Who then, sir?" could name
any other player, including the Prince of Paris himself. Whenever a player
missed the exact wording or rhythm of the prescribed dialogues, or hesitated
too long, or laughed or was considered slow, he was swarmed upon by the other
players and given some hearty blows.
It was truly fine
sport, in its simple way, and I look back at it with fond memories.
EDWIN M. STOFLE
Robert Creamer's idea on selecting the All-Star squads should be widely
supported, and would be a far more acceptable method than the weak one
presently used. I expect that more will be heard on this proposal, and in the
very near future. Joanne Jackson Bratton's frank lament was excellent, as was
the CONVERSATION PIECE on Stan Musial.
As an avid reader
of all publications dealing with the wonderful world of sports, your weekly
presentation is digested from cover to cover. Your candid and objective
reporting, coupled with the capturing of the human element in sports, provides
the completest coverage possible.
I'll be looking
forward to a giant Olympic issue in the fall. Hope you'll include a complete
listing of all Olympic track and field records, along with the names of all
those competitors expected to challenge those marks—with their top efforts.
KEVIN I. SULLIVAN
Loring AFB, Maine
will not be disappointed.—ED.
Your proposed plan for next year's All-Star Game voting seems workable, but
complicated—a publicity man's nightmare.