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But you completely ignore perhaps the greatest, most unselfish spectacle of sport put on in America today—the Shrine East-West game in San Francisco. I am not a Shriner or even a member of the Masonic fraternity, nor do I feel slighted because the San Francisco Bay region is bypassed, but if you profess to be the voice of sport how can you pass this up?
Without in the least belittling teams like Clemson and Colorado (who deserve their space in your magazine), can you honestly rate players on these teams with figures like Hornung of Notre Dame or Brodie of Stanford or Jon Arnett of USC, to mention only a few of the outstanding stars who performed for charity? If you could see the picture of the crippled children in our local press when visited by these fine young men, you would know that here is something that epitomizes the tops in true sportsmanship.
will have every stickball enthusiast in the country rush to your defense and
overwhelm you with subscriptions to make up for the loss of mine, but me, I am
•No slight intended. There is certainly no more deserving or less predictable event in sports than the East-West game. SPORTS ILLUSTRATED did not preview it because of the unique problem it presents: a collection of individuals playing together for the first time under strange coaches and conditions. There is little predictable about the game—except that it is usually a corker, as this year's score (West 7, East 6) attests.—ED.
AND THE BIRDS
shouldn't have been so severe on the learned professors of biology. Surely no
professor could possibly believe that an unschooled and self-made man could
produce anything really worthwhile.
THE RIGHT TO
Istvan Pavlovitz, a professor of bacteriology at Budapest Technical University, exuberantly cheered the Hungarian soccer team who were playing against the U.S.S.R. shortly before the revolt. Professor Pavlovitz added a few catcalls for the opponents as good measure. The following day he was arrested, dismissed from his post at the university for conduct unbecoming a professor and given a short "beneficial" prison term. When he was released he was told he must live within 20 miles of Budapest and that his academic career was over.
Pavlovitz escaped from Hungary, and his emigration to Australia via Vienna is