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A WORLD SERIES P.S.
It was gratifying to me and my soldiers, Sgt. Dean Hesse (gunner), SPC Fred Dunaway (driver) and PFC John Barson (loader), to know that under the pressures of the biggest games in baseball, the owners, managers and players had us in mind. Some of us had no idea that the flag was worn until we saw your article this morning. I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to major league baseball and say that they will never know the feeling of pride they bestowed on the crew of a B31 and the rest of the platoon.
The public should be proud that someone in college basketball had the guts to point out that the NCAA was acting as investigator, judge and jury. Tarkanian did what anyone else would have done if faced with an accusation and the loss of his livelihood.
THE REBELS' NEW CLOTHES
I enjoy watching Augmon and Johnson of UNLV play basketball and agree that they represent sartorial splendor, but when I saw their full-length picture in those suits on page 53, I was reminded of the words of an old song: Sam, You Made the Pants Too Long]
These two young men should not be portrayed as millionaires. Yet.
? Augmon and Johnson didn't buy the clothes, and they aren't in trouble with the NCAA. The suits and all accoutrements were lent to SI as props by the manufacturers. They have been returned. The NCAA, concerned that Augmon and Johnson were promoting products because the clothes makers were credited in our captions, looked into the matter. It closed its case after determining that the players had no knowledge of what would be in the captions. As to whether Augmon and Johnson are fashion casualties because of the length of their trousers...well, that's a matter of opinion.—ED.