As the American people know by this time, the entire southern part of Chile is in desperate need of material help of all kinds. With winter starting in the Southern Hemisphere and with winds coming directly from the antarctic, warm clothing is one of the greatest needs of these people.
In almost every American club locker room and in the athletic facilities of schools and universities there exists at the moment a rich source of potential aid for the people of southern Chile. I refer to the so-called lost-and-found department which is a fixture in almost every American athletic establishment. I would estimate that of the socks, athletic shoes, sweat shirts and sweaters which constitute the usual inventory of the average lost-and-found department, over 60% are in good condition and usable.
Let me urge that the appropriate authorities in our athletic clubs, YMCAs, schools and universities take immediate action to have this supply of clothing sorted and laundered and turned over to organizations for immediate distribution in Chile. It is almost criminal to let this supply of desperately needed clothes, most of which will never be claimed, be sitting around waiting for the rag man.
?The Church World Service (110 East 29th St., New York 16) and the Catholic Relief Services (East Chester Rd. and Haswell St., New York 61) are two organizations which are equipped to forward to Chile any clothing sent to them.—ED.
THE SLOW BOWLER SPEAKS
Regarding Huston Horn's well-meaning article on slow bowlers (No Time to Spare, June 6), I agree that dilly-dallying novices should be limited to miniature golf.
However, many league bowlers, including myself, who work hard at improving their averages, know that this cannot be achieved by rushing the game.
Does Huston Horn own shares in large bowling establishments? If not, he should after No Time to Spare.
I do not feel for the proprietors. They built huge alleys, and in order to make a profit found it absolutely necessary to fill the alleys with leagues Monday through Saturday.
Did you ever try to bowl on a weekday? If you watch the late TV movie, then amble to the alley around 12:30 a.m., you just might find a free alley.
If the slow bowler and the resulting loss of weekend profits are the proprietors' lament, then be damned to them and more power to the slow bowler.