BASKETBALL: SHAME AND BEWARE
I was disgusted with the United States' effort in the recent world basketball tournament held in Chile (First Sputnik, Now This! SI, Feb. 9).
The country which is the birthplace of basketball should set its best foot forward—or not at all.
Shame on those involved in the various leagues—college, AAU or industrial—for not finding the time or sacrificing their league schedules for the defense of our national honor and prestige in a world tournament.
Santa Ana, Calif.
Jeremiah Tax's article was enjoyable and accurate. It also carried a note for Americans and Canadians to bear in mind at world hockey championship time.
Canadians were the first to feel the pain of sending fourth-class players to tournaments where other countries were sending their best. The States now feels the pinch, and I sympathize.
It might be an idea for Americans to bear in mind the points Mr. Tax brought out when they think that Canada is slipping hockeywise. We have lost the world championship a couple of times recently, but we hardly sent our best players. Rules and officiating vary in hockey, too.
We sympathize with you but, since we both suffer from the same ailment, how about you giving us some sympathy too?
FOOD: THE FEMININE SOUL
It is a pleasure to tell you how much we enjoy Mary Frost Mabon's interesting and workable recipes—also, they are so temptingly illustrated.
Cooking is one of my hobbies, and with a large library of around-the-world cookbooks I still look forward to the unexpected in her stories.
MRS. LEWIS G. CARPENTER
The men have always been so very possessive about their magazine being purely masculine. It does my feminine soul good to see articles on food in it.
Heron's Roost, Fla.