WHERE IS OUR
The sports fans in North Carolina and the Atlantic Coast Conference area are
heavy-hearted these days. There are no bones to pick with anyone connected with
the Olympic Committee, for regulations are regulations and they are as fair for
one boy as another.
Morrow is a
fine-appearing young man and a distinct credit to the track and field sport,
but no one in this section would concede him or anyone else a better than 50-50
chance to beat a Dave Sime in condition. We have seen Dave really pour, on the
coal too many times to ask any quarter.
have had similar heartbreak, that is part of life and the test of a man, but
there is still an empty feeling when we think of the boat sailing to Australia
without our carrot-topped boy.
JOHN W. ROGERS
The photographs of the polar bear waddling across the ice and scrabbling up the
pressure ridge were surely worth the doctor's trip (White Giant of the Icy
North, July 9)....
Why encourage the
public to gloat over a carcass lying in its life blood, and so take from a
noble animal its dignity as well as its life?...
J. W. PENFOLD
You admire the polar bear—I like Fisher, the dentist-hunter. Before I knock out
a front tooth and move to Bellingham, Washington, U.S. mind telling if he's
?Dr. Fisher is
THE BETTER THINGS
I am most upset that SPORTS ILLUSTRATED should print a story about a man
murdering a bear. Surely there are many, many better things to write
MRS. EDWIN G. GRELLICH
May I offer a question for Jemail's HOT-BOX? "If animals were equipped with
high-powered firearms and binoculars and airplanes, how many hunters would
ARCHIE G. KEIGAN, M.D.
East Braintree, Mass.
READY AT ST. CHARLES
Since our situation is not of the ordinary, I thought you might appreciate a
word of approval from the students here at St. Charles Seminary. We receive
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED by mail and it really goes the rounds. Then when it has been
duly read and digested, the controversial articles are rehashed, X-RAY is
X-rayed, and finally (since by that time it is Thursday again) everybody is
ready for your next issue.