THE OLYMPIC ISSUE
Could you please consider a comprehensive article on all records, world, Olympic and unofficial achievements this year before the Olympic Games, so that interested persons could cut it out and retain it as reference during the Games? If possible add photos of probable winners or favorites. I hope that you have something like that planned.
•The editors of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED have been planning their Nov. 19th issue—the special Olympic issue—for more than a year. We hope that Mr. Oravas and the millions of sports enthusiasts looking forward to the XVI Olympiad will find this issue a uniquely comprehensive and beautiful appraisal of the coming international games. The special Olympic issue will have 24 pages of color devoted to the stars of all nations, complete scouting reports on all events and performers, two specially commissioned gate-fold paintings and a preview by special Olympic contributor Roger Bannister.—ED.
FOOTBALL: THE BEST OF EVERYTHING
If I had to pick one part of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and say, "this is the best," I would pick the college football coverage. With about 300 college football games every Saturday, your magazine picks out the most important between the best, and describes them in an interesting way that a layman can understand....
N. Andover, Mass.
FOOTBALL: ILLINOIS CONFERENCE
Imagine my surprise to see at the end of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED'S Midwest roundup (Oct. 22) the scores of three College Conference of Illinois contests.
November 5, 1956
However, I was disappointed not to see the score I looked for most. My alma mater, Wheaton College, decisively beat our bitterest rival, Lake Forest College, 41 to 12 in a thrilling homecoming battle.
Wheaton is outstanding in sports, being the defending champ in football in the College Conference of Illinois. Saturday's game was our 11th straight conference win.
REV. GEORGE ALDEN COLE JR.
•With two more wins these past Saturdays, we join the Rev. Mr. Cole in a long, loud locomotive for Wheaton: W-H-E-A-T-O-N! Fight, Crusaders, fight!—ED.
By virtue of much study of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED'S football issue and being far more lucky than I like to admit I was able to win the Wichita Beacon football contest and $50. This contest has about 8,000 entries per week, so please give my sincere thanks to Herman Hickman.
L. F. CUSHENBERY
•You're welcome, says Herman Hickman.—ED.
SAROYAN: A FITTING END
William Saroyan's beautiful coverage on the recently completed World Series (SI, Oct. 22) was one of the best, if not the greatest, pieces of writing on sports that I have ever been privileged to read. It was a year of sport in itself, a whole lifetime of sport, a truly fitting end to a great spectacle.
SAROYAN: THE REASON WHY
William Saroyan's baseball article told me exactly why every year I have eagerly followed the miserable fortunes of the Chicago White Sox without ever being rewarded by seeing them win a pennant.
JOHN T. FOLLETT
SAROYAN: THE GREATEST
One by One and Seven was just plain "the greatest." I've never read anything so superbly written and never expect to again.
JAMES E. TURNER
SAROYAN: A WARNING
As your subject matter stick to reporting the forthright, honest effort that athletes exert.
This communication is prompted by a sense of duty to save you from being booby-trapped by possible letters in praise of this revolting, phony style of baseball reporting. You may assume that all readers who do not write are inarticulate with anguish.
La Grange Park, Ill.
•There are no inarticulate baseball fans.—ED.
BASEBALL: CLUTCH HITTER
I was very much interested in EVENTS & DISCOVERIES' description of Mr. Mullen's ingenious cardboard dial scorer for calculating baseball players' "clutch hitting" performances. Where can I get hold of one of these gadgets?
CLARK T. KING
•Send a dollar to Mr. Mullen at Room 519, 808 North Third Street, Milwaukee.—ED.
GOLF: VOTER'S RECORD
Herbert Warren Wind strikes a responsive chord when he suggests resumption of the one-stroke out-of-bounds penalty (Let's Clear Up the Rules, Oct. 22). Tally my vote. My qualifications: shooting 101 last Saturday, with an ace on the last hole!
L. D. GRADY