NAUGHTY, NAUGHTY OR NICE
Congratulations on your editorial ("Lady Luck and the Law," Oct. 31). It takes realism and a large measure of courage to stand up and be counted on such an issue.
What a paradoxical country we live in! Legal to pay admission to a privately owned race track which can only exist by sanction of a state government—and, once in, gamble away. But naughty, naughty to bet on a fight, a baseball, basketball or football game. Heavens to Betsy! Maybe some day we'll treat wagering here as sensibly as they treat it in England.
NORMAN W. SCHAEFER
For too long our laws have limited gambling to dogs, horses and the stock market. Those who prefer lotteries, poker or bingo should be permitted to indulge their whims reasonably under strict regulation.
I was shocked by your advocation of legalized gambling. Is it not common knowledge that lice breed more lice, that horses breed more horses and that gambling breeds more gambling? How can you believe that legalized gambling will forever remain honest and restrained?
SAMUEL B. JOHNSON
AARDVARK GO HOME
Until we read Integration in the Basset World (Oct. 31), we were about ready to trade in our basset Seaney's Fang for an aardvark.
After sneaking out of three Denver dog shows, feeling that Fang was a complete failure, we now find that she is ideal as a field hound. What brought it all on was reading in your magazine that the winner of the field trial you reported was Shellbark's Michie. Our dog is of the same line.
I thank you, my wife thanks you and Fang thanks you.
In regard to the article about the wealth of sophomores in football this year (A Season for Sophomores, Oct. 31), you mentioned Bobby Dodd Jr. of Florida. Not taking anything away from Bobby, he is a fine passer, but you neglected to mention anything about Larry Libertore, the "Little Lightning" who has started every game this year. He is the sparkplug of the team and is capable of anything, including running 66 yards against LSU on the first play of the game. You also neglected to mention a great pass receiver, also a sophomore, Bruce Starling.
BILLY LOVES BONNIE
Being a charter subscriber and an ardent supporter of the Bonnie Prudden plan of exercises for the newborn (May 2, et seq.), may I present Billy, age 6 months, who has faithfully followed the prescribed program each day?
What happened? With Bonnie's exercises and proper diet to go with them, this happened. Take a close look for yourself. He really performs his exercises each day and loves doing them!
MRS. DONN JOYCE
Bay Village, Ohio