Three cheers, a loud hurray and nine Roman candles for Dolly Connelly's An Old-fashioned Fourth (July 3)!
If Dolly got "drunk" just writing and thinking about the homemade vanilla ice cream, I had a real orgy just reading about past Americana.
Mrs. CHARLES WOOD
It seems to me that Sandy Koufax of the Dodgers is pitching illegally (The Young Pitchers Take Command, June 26). In the picture his left foot has left the rubber, but his hand has not yet released the ball. It was my impression that a pitcher must release the ball before his foot leaves the pitcher's rubber.
Please correct me if I am wrong.
ARTHUR WILSON JR.
No umpire who is worth his salt, which I consider myself to be, could possibly miss it.
We find Sandy Koufax in the act of firing toward home plate, with the ball still clutched in his hand and his foot off the rubber.
Tell him to watch it. All umpires aren't asleep.
CHARLES (RED) HOFFMAN
?Not even those who are awake, like Shag Crawford, who was watching the plate that day, can hope to be always as quick as a camera's lens.—ED.
IN THE ROUGH
Your suggestion that the International Golf Sponsors' Association take a little money out of the fists of American tournament sponsors and allow some of the top stars to compete abroad (SCORECARD, June 26) was not only badly slanted but obviously badly researched.
You apparently are not aware even of the fact that top stars do compete in established international tournaments without running afoul of rules of the IGSA or the Professional Golfers' Association.