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19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

July 31, 1961
July 31, 1961

Table of Contents
July 31, 1961

The Record
Winners All The Way
Paradise Tennis
Boxing
Horse Racing
Baseball's Week
Acknowledgments
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

CHAMPION?
Sirs:
As a longtime fan of Sonny Liston, I thoroughly enjoyed your article (Can't a Fellow Make a Mistake? July 17). I did, however, notice a dearth of facts concerning Liston's commendable ring record, facts which might possibly help to offset his dubious record as a member of society.
BILL BARNES
Wyncote, Pa.

This is an article from the July 31, 1961 issue Original Layout

Sirs:
In my opinion, Liston is guilty only of being born a Negro and consequently becoming a mass of befuddled emotions in a country whose racial policy contradicts its shining armor of supposed equality regardless of race, color or creed.
EDWARD SAY
Parker, Pa.

Sirs:
Everybody deserves a second chance, but how many second chances are there?
FRANK CARROLL
Little Creek, Va.

Sirs:
Champion of the underworld?
THOMAS HARDY
Fletcher, N.C.

CHALLENGER?
Sirs:
How you can justify Patterson's fighting McNeeley is beyond me (SCORECARD, July 17). I can understand such a fight taking place in Boston, the home of many mismatches, but I am ashamed for you actually to condone it. I wonder what you will say if McNeeley is seriously injured or if the fight turns out to be similar to the Tommy Collins massacre of some years back, also held in Boston.

Certainly, we all realize that the income tax situation is not conducive to fighting for high stakes more than once a year, but if you love boxing at all, and if you would like to see the sport saved, you certainly can't be happy to see Patterson fighting Pete Rademachers, Roy Harrises, Brian Londons and Tom McNeeleys.
THOMAS E. PURDUE
Ogden, Utah

HOOK, LINE AND SPIT
Sirs:
Elgin Ciampi would stick pins into children's balloons (How and Why a Fish Strikes, July 24). I wish you would inform him that every fisherman has a right to his own theories, without interference from some bloke who has to bring in facts. Send Elgin to the Pentagon, where he can get lost among the other "tradition breakers," and leave us poor, superstitious spit-on-the-hook fishermen alone.
HAROLD P. GROVEN
Huntley, Minn.

EARLY JOLT
Sirs:
The fellow who wrote the DiMaggio article (The Longest Hitting Streak in History, July 17) overlooked a rather pertinent and interesting sidelight. In 1935, while playing in the Pacific Coast League, Joltin' Joe DiMaggio had, as I recall, a 66-game streak.
JAMES DUNLAP
Chicago

•It was 1933, and it was a 61-game streak.—ED.

POWER AND PREDICTION
Sirs:
Congratulations on a superb job of predicting for the U.S.-Russia dual meet (Power versus Perfection, July 17). You missed only on the pole vault, when an unpredictable youngster came through.
ERNIE OWEN
Redlands, Calif.

Sirs:
Thank you for that beautiful cover photo of Valeri Brumel. I believe I'm in love with it.
ANNE SEPPALA
Astoria, N.Y.

Sirs:
Has U.S. Tennis Player Vic Seixas defected to Russian track and changed his name to Brumel?
C. C. DEWEY
New York City

HEAVEN FORBID
Sirs:
We are sorry our exhibitors at the Grosse Point Horse Show complained about the sun being in their eyes (The Battle of the Boycott, July 10), but whenever we dial the man in charge of the sun, the rain and the heat (HEaven 2-1212) to make a protest, all we get is a noise that sounds suspiciously like a horse laugh.
ALFRED R. GLANCY JR.
Grosse Point Shores, Mich.

REAL REDS
Sirs:
It is about time someone admitted that "the Cincinnati Reds are the real thing" (July 17).
JONATHAN ROBESON
Indiana, Pa.

TWO PHOTOSNONIDENTICAL VIC SEIXAS AND BRUMEL