When we protested, I received a valuable clue to Oriental psychology. Their said, "No overtime! The game is over! No body wins, nobody loses, everybody happy And nobody lost face.
THE REV. GEORGE A. COLE JR.
SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST
I enjoyed reading your story in SI about professional golf's "second coming" (Rise of the Underground Tour, March 26) and I appreciate your perceptive view of our tour. This is the only chance for a good golfer to find out his potential. The outdated USGA amateur code makes it impossible for a player without means to play amateur golf except on the local weekend level. I sincerely doubt Joe Dey's contention that we will ever run out of players and /or sponsors. Just one golfer from each college should produce enough new entries every year to augment the loss in players. Dey also says that only about 20% of our players will break even or come out ahead each year. I say that the same holds true for the big tour, but as a participant I see nothing wrong in this as it is pure capitalism in action—the survival of the fittest. Thanks again for your article and I hope future coverage of golf will include the NTGA tour.
If Mr. Gammon truly covered Aintree (Riding for a Fall, March 26), how could he possibly have known how many were at breakfast the next morning?
HENRY H. ROSSBACHER
?He peeked into the breakfast room on his way to bed.—ED.
I thoroughly enjoyed your article on the Memphis State Tigers (Dr. K, Big Cat and Little Tubby, Feb. 26) and their coach, Clean Gene Bartow, and your deserved attention to their attainments. While your reporter focused on the present, may I add a bit of the past that may be of interest to your readers. For two years Gene also has coached the Puerto Rican National Basketball Team, and despite tremendous problems has produced a 13-4 record in the Pan-American and Olympic Games, against the world powers of amateur basketball, who unquestionably had much more to work with than did the little La Bella Isla of the Caribe. In Cali his team won the silver medal, losing to a great Brazilian team on a contested shot at the "gun" that never went off—shades of M�nchen!
R. H. INGLE JR.
San Juan, P.R.