HOTBOX: AMORAL PRIMATES
With regard to the Feb. 11 question of Jimmy Jemail ("If you saw someone violating fish and game laws, would you report him to a game warden?"), the persons interviewed, with two exceptions, pondered the question with all the profundity of a chimpanzee contemplating his navel.
This amoral approach to game law observance reveals that far too many so-called sportsmen drool with an intense desire to be thought of as good fellows.
More power to Messrs. Cornish and Bromley, who thought it out.
HOTBOX: SPORTSMEN ASSISTANTS
It should be the duty of every true sportsman to report any deliberate violations, just as you would if you got the number of a hit-and-run driver.
I am not talking about the novice who takes one too many fish, or an accidental killing of a hen pheasant, which will happen on occasion, but the man who deliberately and willfully, as Mr. Cornish stated, "robs our resources." For the life of me, I couldn't understand the reluctance of the persons interviewed to report such an incident.
RALPH H. MAPLES
SPIKE WEBB: OUR GUYS
The Spike Webb series (SI, Feb. 11 & 18) brought to mind Yale's boxing coach of the same era, the one and only Mosey King. Despite Webb's bigger reputation and, I should think, better material, Mosey's Yale teams generally fought Webb's boys to a 3-3 draw. I always have to smile when I read of Spike's reputation as a teacher of "boxing," because every Annapolis fighter I ever saw against Yale was purely a slugger, at least compared to our guys. Invariably they'd start the fight by coming out of their corners almost on the dead run and trying for a knockout. If Spike felt "contempt for the slugger," his boys sure didn't share it.
CHARLES W. DIBBELL
?For SPORTS ILLUSTRATED's tribute to Mosey King, who in his 50 years as boxing coach became as much a symbol of Yale athletics as Handsome Dan the bulldog, see EVENTS & DISCOVERIES, Dec. 24.—ED.
Are you running out of sports material? In your Feb. 18 issue you wasted three pages showing Mrs. Brandon D. Walsh and her friends getting haircuts at Round Hill. Is this a sport? For the past month you have shown almost nothing but fashion shows and dog shows.
Meanwhile, the Canadiens and the Red Wings are battling it out in a thrilling NHL race which you do not publicize, and 5 million skiers are thirsting for an article on skiing. How about a little more hockey and skiing and fewer dogs and haircuts!
M. A. KAUFMAN
?We appreciate Mr. Kaufman's letting his hair down and admire his razor-sharp enthusiasm, but for the record we must point out that to date the editorial ratio has been skiing and hockey 74, haircuts 1.—ED.