Congratulations to Mr. Kahn for a great article. It changed my views upon Roger Maris completely.
If you would care to send us the file copy of your preseason prediction of the Cincinnati Reds in second division at the finish (Analysis of the Reds, April 10), we shall be glad to cremate it, bury it six feet deep and guarantee it shall not return and haunt your editor's office.
EDGINGTON FUNERAL HOME
Artist Francis Golden did more than capture the boundless physical beauty of the uplands (October in the Uplands, Oct. 2); he exposed the very soul of the hunter. With bold brush strokes he translated into color the feelings toward nature that throb within the hunter: awe of the vast woodlands, respect for the changing sky, admiration toward his elusive quarry.
RICHARD G. GUSTAFSON
St. Paul, Minn.
I think now I have never seen anything more beautiful.
S/SGT. DONALD NOER, USMC
MOUTH OF CLAY
I thoroughly enjoyed Huston Horn's article on Cassius Marcellus Clay (Who Made Me—is Me!, Sept. 25). It gives the reader an excellent insight into the nature of real modesty. Now all the loudmouth has to do is prove he can fight.
Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich.
?See page 25.—ED.
FOR THE RECORD
It is not sentiment that caused Frick to make his decision (SCORECARD, Oct. 2). Next year, with both leagues expanded, they will go back to 154 games. If it did stay at 162 games, then a new set of long-season records would start. People will probably think that Jim Brosnan's book, The Long Season, was written about '61.
Babe Ruth's record is broken. Maris hit all of his 61 home runs in the last 154 games.
I now read that a home-town boy, Jake Wood, has broken a record for most strikeouts in a season. This he has done in 162 games. What is good for one record is good for another. I don't think it is fair that his record will have to stand as being for a whole season while Maris' record will go side by side with Ruth's as being for a different number of games.
FREDERICK E. WITHERELL
Stuart Keith's claim to the bird-watching record (SCORECARD, Sept. 25) brings up another interesting question on records: Since he set the record in 1956, a leap year, will it be marked with an asterisk if he saw some of the birds on February 29th?