First of all, I believe it would help promote better international understanding among the Latin American countries and ourselves.
Those people who might be against such a proposal, due to so-called humane reasons, probably have never seen a bullfight. Before passing judgment on a sport, one should at least see it for oneself.
Even though the bullfights might not be of the highest quality at first, I believe that they will be of interest to the televiewer.
CORBIN M. WRIGHT
Kew Gardens, N.Y.
BASEBALL: DOUBLE STANDARD?
It is really disgusting to see a double standard of justice in our national pastime of baseball. I am referring to the recent actions of American League President Joe Cronin relating to the two recent incidents in Boston, the first involving Yankees Ryne Duren and Yogi Berra, the second Indian Manager Joe Gordon and Outfielder Minnie Minoso.
Mr. Cronin was reported as saying that it would be unfair to suspend the Yankee stars in the heat of the pennant race. Yet he not only suspended Gordon and Minoso for three days but also fined each $200.
Apparently Mr. Cronin must not consider Cleveland, Chicago and Baltimore as being in the heat of the pennant race, or is it Boston, Kansas City and New York in the fight for the pennant?
IT'S A WONDERFUL TOWN
I would just like to show a few facts to the reader who said New York is a dead sports town (19th HOLE, July 20): Yankee attendance up 25%, with largest major league crowd, 68,680; last year Roosevelt and Yonkers raceways attract over 5 million fans; Giants professional football netted alltime high; Knicks draw alltime record crowd at Garden; Rangers play at the Garden to largest afternoon crowd ever; Millrose (track) Games sold out; wrestling packs Garden to capacity.
So, you see, Mr. Umlaut, the Big Town is far from dead. I'd say it's just been born.
DENNIS B. BRIODY
New York City
Between you and me, Sirs, if those 48 pictures on seven pages (WONDERFUL WORLD, July 27) of an overstuffed, coat-tail-clutching fame-seeker are sports, our country should, indeed, be concerned over the health and mental fiber of our society. Our kids are going to continue believing that it isn't who you are, who you know, what you wear or can afford to pay on sporting activities that stimulate a sportsman's attitude in life.
MRS. JACK NUTTER
KINGS OF THE KING OF SPORTS
It was with amazement that I read the article "Shades of Brooklyn" (EVENTS & DISCOVERIES, July 27) which purported to describe a soccer match between Real Madrid of Spain and Graz of Austria at Ebbets Field but actually amounted to no more than maudlin sentimentality about some vanished baseball outfit.