If I am not mistaken, the player sitting in front of George Weiss in the photograph of the New Haven club of 1922 (Man of Silence Speaks, March 13) is Jimmy Wilson. He went to the Philadelphia club in 1923 and wound up in Cincinnati in 1940, and there, in the World Series, surprisingly, stole the only base. (They gave it to him to take home and treasure.)
Others who went to the majors in 1923 were Harry Riconda, who played for Connie Mack, and William (Pinky) Hargrave, who went to Washington. Donovan, the manager, was Wild Bill, a great Detroit pitcher (25-4 in 1907), who was at or near the top from 1898 to 1918. He died in a wreck near Erie, Pa. on December 9, 1923, the first bad wreck the 20th Century Limited ever had.
CONRAD G. KEITH
Thank you for giving some much-deserved recognition to a group of dedicated sportsmen (Fast Pass at 5,000 Feet, March 20).
The world championships of sky diving are to be held in this country for the first time at Orange, Mass. in 1962. The success of this event will insure a greater popularity and hence a higher caliber of competition in jumping for future international meets.
LIEUT. LUDLOW O. CLEMENTS, USAF
I am also 14, and I think Elliot Holin is missing some of his "sense" (19TH HOLE, March 20). I will be betting on the Yankees more than ever because the younger material they have makes them a real heads-up ball team.
From one 14-year-old to another, I think Elliot should start to read the record book.
St. Francis, Wis.
Why doesn't Mr. Schoenknecht ( Vermont's Phenomenal Snowman, March 20) invest some of the $75 million he expects to have poured into his "second to none" ski area within the next 25 years and improve his chair lifts?
Mechanical failures are a too-frequent occurrence and sometimes result in as much as a 45-minute wait on a lift line.
For a man who claims to possess "an uncanny knack for sensing what skiers want and the resolute drive to produce it" he spends an awful lot of money providing for nonskiers. While his sumptuous swimming pool, ice skating rink and Hollywood movies are excellent sales gimmicks and time consumers for social skiers, they do not ease the pain of his nonoperating chair lifts.
ARTICLE ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS. NOW REBUILDING LIFTS.
WEST DOVER. VT