Cobb's brand of baseball would bolster sagging attendance at the ball parks today.
In your otherwise excellent article on herbs (The Kitchen Secrets of the Little Green Gods, Aug. 21), you have further mistreated that much maligned yet truest-blue benefactor of mankind: garlic. Contrary to Geoffrey Grigson, one of the finest uses to which garlic can be put is to clip the green shoots from the growing clove and cut them into salads or sprinkle over roast or baked sea food.
I would like to offer, for sterner souls, a garlic recipe taught me by my maternal grandfather, and which may account for that gentleman's 86 healthy years. Cut small, round dark bread in half. Scoop out insides and feed same to dog or cat. Rub several cloves of garlic all around outside crust of bread, until thick as country butter. Enjoy with hot tea and whisky, or cold beer, or buttermilk, and good book. It is advisable to stay out of public places like subway trains or movie houses for several days afterward.
DRIFTING AND DUMPING
Your article For Houseboaters the Livin' Is Easy (Aug. 21) was pretty good except for the part that says, "You will never have to make a phone call and say 'Please ask Joe to come around when he has a chance—the Disposall is on the blink.' A hole in the wall or an open window will do just as well." I never thought you would publish a thing like that. Richard Bissell is among the many guilty of litterbugging on our waterways. Beer cans don't help the beauty of a body of water, they only help pollute it.
I say, make water more healthful for swimming and drinking by keeping garbage until you go to shore and by shooting Bissell.
Richard Bissell's story gave us pleasure—and shock when it said Bob Lange's houseboat floats "on $25,000 worth of Styrofoam."
One of our slide-rule men has calculated that $25,000 worth of Styrofoam would float a boat of 456 tons—truly a lofty idea.
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