FOOTBALL: A TEAR FOR FUN
Your article on tiny Huron College (SI, Nov. 16) and its outstanding football team which ended with, "This is really what college football is all about" brought nostalgic tears to my eyes. Nostalgic because I was on that last conference championship team of 1934, and tears because the article so beautifully echoes my sentiments about small-college football! The fellows who play in the big time have no idea how much fun they are missing!
MILO A. YOUEL, M.D.
San Diego, Calif.
FOOTBALL: SEMPER FIDELIS
I am not a literary genius, but dear Mr. J. B. Priestley in his article, Outrageous View of Football (SI, Nov. 16), has confirmed my beliefs about the English. Along with my stepfather and a few other fellow American characters, I will be one of the first to re-enlist in the Marine Corps when the President again declares war on England.
BENJAMIN F. HARRISON
Anybody whose hackles are raised by J. B. Priestley's article should have his sense of humor examined.
This is the most delicious description of our particular form of idiocy I have seen, and could only be matched by some irreverent American with Priestley's talent writing about the deadly pomposity and "Well done, sir" gentility of a major cricket match.
GEORGE C. HOLT
AUTOS: GRATIS SAFETY
We all applaud your dignified presentation of Racing for Safety (SI, Oct. 19) and appreciate its clear statement of the importance and value of this often misunderstood sport. I believe that your readers may wish to have copies of the Cornell Laboratory report discussed in the article. Upon request, copies of the report will be sent gratis by the librarian at Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc., Buffalo 21, N.Y.
JOHN C. FITCH
Lime Rock, Conn.
GOLF: CAN YOU TOP THIS?
Here is the short story of a most unusual series of golf shots that your column readers might be interested in. The 4-par hole made in birdie-3 strokes rivals or surpasses the hole in one for amazing skill and luck.
Stated another way, how is it possible to make a 3 on a par-4 hole but yet drive no ball onto the fairway or rough, and not onto the green either?
This was done by the writer, at the Westchester Hills Golf Club in White Plains, N.Y. on Saturday, Nov. 14 while playing in the company of V. Prins and his wife. The 18th hole was being played. The drive was into a sand trap about halfway to the green, which was then played from the trap with a six-iron to a deep trap in front of the green. A nine-iron sent the ball into the cup on the fly without hitting the pole, and without use of a putter on the green. If any readers are despondent of ever making holes in one, let them hang onto their clubs a bit longer.
HORSES: TRUE TO FORM
Thank you for Arabs at Laurel (SI, Nov. 23). Your excellent and interesting account of the first race between Arabs in this country makes us anxious to hear the results of their second race at Pimlico. Also something about how the Arabs responded to training.
MRS. LYLE A. SHORTZ
?Arabian horses seem to run true to form. Ofir, winner at the Laurel International, won again at Pimlico with the same jockey, Charlie McKee, aboard. Second was Mrs. William Hewitt's other entry, Indraff, and in the money once again was the New Hampshire gelding, Ibn Lwow.