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In 1949 or 1950, I saw Miss Hazel and her team play the Madisonville (Texas) High School Mustangs in the Madisonville High School gym. I don't remember which team won the game, but I do remember Miss Hazel inviting any and all from the crowd at half-time to join her in a free-throw-shooting contest. Only one person accepted—my friend Jerry White, who also played on the Mustang team contesting Miss Hazel's team that night. Jerry beat her by one shot, but she was very gracious and was roundly applauded. I explicitly remember Miss Hazel; she was tall, graceful, willowy, marvelously talented, with an olive complexion, just beautiful.

Kenneth R. Fannin, MD
Willis, TX