However, we Mississippians have heard enough of Lee Roy Jordan and Jim Price. Both are fine athletes, but they are finding it tough to keep up with little-known rookie Harold (Hurricane) Hays, University of Southern Mississippi.
Hays is bigger than Jordan, faster than Price and easily as "mean" on the field as either. Here's a vote for the small-college sleeper who has all the tools to make headlines, except the big buildup and the high price tag.
LIEUT. PAUL C. MORGAN JR.
Once again Tex Maule has gone against the greatest team in professional football—the New York Giants. Once again Tex Maule will be wrong.
South Orange, N.J.
A team "backed by an aging but better than adequate defense"? How can Tex Maule say that about the Giants? Does he come from Dallas?
?No, San Antonio.—ED.
After reading your pro football scouting reports, all I can say is that I had a good laugh. Two "predictions" are absurd. The first absurdity was perpetrated by Tex (he should be called Dallas) Maule, who said that the Cowboys are going to lick the Giants. The other by Tom Brody, who has the nerve to pick the top-class Boston Patriots to finish below the third-class Buffalo Bills.
Are you crazy? What do you mean, Boston Patriots in third? They are an easy second.
The recent alleged world land-speed record perpetrated by Craig Breedlove at Bonneville Salt Flats on August 5 is surely the height of nonsense, and it is time we reviewed the rules about such records.
I notice that a Lockheed designer helped out in planning this wingless three-wheeled airplane. Surely it would have been much cheaper and easier if Lockheed had simply lent Breedlove one of its Starfighters to fly over the Bonneville Salt Flats. He could have lowered the undercarriage, dived down to the measured mile and—with the two rear wheels and steerable front wheel just making visible tracks on the salt surface—driven through a measured mile. At the end of the first run he could pull up, make a turn and repeat the performance in the opposite direction. This would be a lot cheaper and would meet exactly the same conditions—but it would not be a land-speed record any more than the wingless airplane driven by Craig Breedlove.
Ste. Agathe-des-Monts, Que.
The recent picture of a slowly sinking VW (The Beetle Does Float, Aug. 19) needs a postscript: VWs not only float, they sail right smartly. I know, because a sailing friend of mine, Karl Staubach, has proved the point by making a trim little sailing scow from the top of a VW bus. He compared dishlike tops of all competing trucks, buses and vans and found VW first in marine design. He then bought a non-sunroof top for a song from the local junkyard, decked it over neatly and put in a scow-type cockpit, skegs, twin rudders and mast. Finished oil" with a yellow-and-red-striped mainsail, she (the XVW-BT) looks and sails like a VW owner is accustomed to expect.