Conditions in Elmira, and generally in the eastern part of the country, are entirely adequate for soaring, and many outstanding and record flights have been made from Elmira. We are frank to admit that at certain times in the West and Southwest conditions are stronger.
I feel that soaring in the East, over-all, is more satisfying and that soaring sites like Elmira provide for much more competitive meets where the pilot factor tends to be more important than the sailplane.
PAUL A. SCHWEIZER
Vice-President, Schweizer Aircraft Corp.
ON DANNY! ON CASEY!
Re Danny vs. Casey (Aug. 22): the Pirates win good like real champions should. That flag will fly high in beautiful Forbes Field despite any Stengelese to the contrary!
PAUL E. WALTHOUR
As traumatic events in history have influenced peoples' political choices, so past Yankee domination in baseball has influenced present-day voting for the 1960 American League pennant.
However, there has been a definite change in the American League. Yankee confidence is no longer the only ingredient in the kettle; White Sox power, defensive play and speed, coupled with young Oriole pitching and clutch hitting, have made the soup much more pungent and spicy. When the kettle finally blows its lid and emits the steam from within, maybe it will be the Yankee ingredient that will lose its savor.
JOHN R. LEOPOLD
State College, Pa.
BARBARA VS. BIKINIS
Such an attractive, dimpled Barbara McIntire on the cover of your August 22 issue. But it's the pages inside that count, of course. The Corfu island coverage (A Big Aloha from Corfu, Aug. 22) would be in better taste if it eliminated some of the bikini-clad damsels.
MRS. ROBERT T. BURNS
Barbara Heilman's beautifully written article (The Crabslayer, Aug. 29) has salved an inferiority complex resulting from a passion for crabbing that I learned to share with no one except a younger brother. Occasional bursts of sentiment on behalf of crabbing brought either rebuke or sympathy. You've brought dignity to our sport, made it noble. I now feel fortified—and normal. The Crabslayer should serve as a fitting prospectus for some sort of association of crabslayers. Aside from promoting our sporting interest, we would share the fellowship with what I think would be the nicest people you'd ever want to know.
JIM VAN BUREN