Gwilym S. Brown's article on Golfer-Insurance Salesman Deane Beman sadly states, "As long as his golf is good, other golfers will buy from him" ("It Solid Has to Click," Sept. 11). Such a situation further substantiates the fact that society operates in a mental vacuum and is truly on the intellectual level of a 12-year-old, as claimed by eminent sociologists.
FRANK B. CHRISTOPHER
Falls Church, Va.
Your feature on Jimmy Conzelman (How to Take a Biscuit Apart, Sept. 18) is one of the most heartwarming in years.
Jimmy is quoted as saying, "As far as I know, I have never heard anybody else sing the song, or even express a desire to do so."
Many southern Californians will fondly remember an agile Negro entertainer billed as "The Scat Man," who used to sing the same song on a weekly TV show emanating from Los Angeles in the early '50s. However, Scat Man sang it in a more rhythmic style: "I'm the only man alive can break a bun in half. And put it back together like it was."
JAMES T. PAUL