HUNGARIAN ATHLETES: COLLEGE EDUCATION
AT CHRISTMAS CHAPEL STUDENT BODY SPONTANEOUSLY MOVED TO SUPPORT HUNGARIAN REFUGEE STUDENT ON KNOX CAMPUS AND HAS ALREADY RAISED MONEY TO COVER ONE YEAR'S TOTAL EXPENSES. THE COLLEGE WILL PROVIDE FULL TUITION. KNOX IS QUALIFIED TO GIVE AN ENGLISH-SPEAKING STUDENT PREMEDICAL, PRELEGAL AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND HAS A FIVE-YEAR ENGINEERING PROGRAM WITH COLUMBIA AND STANFORD. WE ARE PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN DEUTSCH, BORDI, DOBAY, HOSZPODAR, KARPATI, MAGAY, MAGYAR, MARTIN OR NAGY, IF QUALIFIED TO DO COLLEGE WORK.
JERRY ZINSER, PRESIDENT
STUDENT SENATE, KNOX COLLEGE
My "team" of Equitable agents earned second place in a sales contest and voted to have our cash prize go to our Hungarian friends.
Inasmuch as you are one of the sponsors of the Hungarian Olympic Tour, which is on tour to raise funds for the relief of these distressed people, we are asking that you add this to your general fund and make proper use of it.
C. EDWIN DELINKS
The Equitable Life Assurance Society
New London, Conn.
?Our warmest thanks to the students and officials of Knox College, to Mr. Delinks and his agile agents and to the many other readers whose support of Hungary's Olympic athletes is most welcome. For example, Robert E. Langford of the Langford Hotel, Winter Park, Fla. put up the athletes during their recent Florida exhibition and helped raise $2,000 for the fund.—ED.
MURRAY'S BOWL: SOUND COMMENT
As a transplanted Oregonian, I should like to compliment you on the excellent article by James Murray in which he answers the usual glib-tongued, arrogant sportswriters from the smog belt (After the Bowls, SI, Jan. 14).
These same newspapers and their sports-writers have been the bane of Oregonians for at least the 25 years that I have read their accounts of football contests. They are past masters at making excuses for their usually talent-laden outfits—and the first to heap criticism on anyone outside the state of California. One wonders if they would admit that the same ocean washes the shores all the way up and down the Pacific Coast!
I only hope the writers Murray quoted were able to get the smog out of their bloodshot eyes in order to read your article and allow its sound comments to sink into their biased brains.
RALPH E. GRIMES
MURRAY'S BOWL: NUTS
Your James Murray must either be an Oregon State alumnus or have been suffering from a New Year's Eve hangover. The way his article reads it is hard to believe that he even saw the Rose Bowl game. He said nothing about Mike Hagler outrunning Earnel Durden for 66 yards and a touchdown. But he does state that Oregon's Joe Francis was by far the best back in the game. How anyone can make a statement like that, after the dazzling performance turned in by Iowa's Kenny Ploen, is beyond me.
This Iowa team, which, according to Mr. Murray, was medium good as Big Ten champions go, had just completed one of the toughest football schedules played anywhere this past season, coming through with only one loss and shutting out both Minnesota and Ohio State.
To Mr. Murray's whole article I say "Nuts." If our 35-19 victory was sloppy, how do you think articles like this one make your magazine look?
W. R. KRUSE