CRIBBAGE: COMING UP
Your recent articles on bridge by Charles Goren are undoubtedly invaluable to bridge playing athletes. In our office we feel you are neglecting the old-fashioned minor sport of cribbage. Our lunch-hour athletes have just completed a well-fought tournament of the pegs. Twenty-five unhappy losers are looking for good Monday morning quarterbacking and tips on how to be the winner next time.
Don't you have a Charles Goren of cribbage who can do something for your gallant but downhearted losers, all 25 of them?
?Hold your muggins: nobs, heels and cribs will be dealt with by Mr. Goren very soon.—ED.
HOCKEY: INTEREST OF TRUTH
Congratulations to Dan Parker for aterrific story of truth concerning pro hockey. The topic has lingered in the minds of hockey fans (re: Norris family) in our fair city for a long time, but the truth has finally been given a national airing. The results should be very interesting.
ALLAN H. TABAC
FOOTBALL: A BOOBOO
"NOW IN NOVEMBER" (SI, NOV. 4) ERRONEOUSLY LISTS AUBURN AS A SUGAR BOWL PROSPECT. AUBURN IS INELIGIBLE TO PLAY IN A BOWL AS A RESULT OF AN NCAA PENALTY.
? SPORTS ILLUSTRATED steps off a fifteen word penalty for sending an illegal receiver down South.—ED.
Thanks for giving us dog lovers some excellent reading. I thoroughly enjoyed Ed Zern's article on retrievers ('Fetch, Fido—Or Else!', SI, Oct. 28), and Hy Peskin's photograph of the Labrador is magnificent.
Mr. Zern mentioned one of the finest gun dogs, the flat-coated retriever, one of the older breeds of recognized retrievers and a very rare breed in the U.S. It is popular in England, where it originated about 1860 as a hunting dog kept by the gamekeepers of large estates. Flat-coats work beautifully in water and upland shooting, and it seems unfortunate that we have so few in this country. To my knowledge, since 1947 only one litter has been born here, that one only last month. The litter is owned by the Black-acre Kennels of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Kaplan of Portland, Oregon.
As you will see by the picture of the dam (an English import), flat-coats are bright, intelligent and handsome.