Just read your year-end edition.
This is your finest hour!
(Aside to Robert H. Boyle, the Matthew, Mark, Luke and John of Frank Merriwell: You just wrote the gospel on our peerless leader.)
Bullies and toadies all over the world are reeling back. Strength to the arm of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED!
President and Beloved Founder of the Friends of Frank Merriwell
New Shrewsbury, N.J.
Why don't you republish all of Frank Merriwell? You might have to transfer him to Penn State now that the Yales are less sporting—big time, that is. When not making touchdowns, Frank might foil the un-savories in boxing, teach a lesson to the torturers who are in the Tennessee Walking Horse business and help us with an Olympic team lift. As an encore, we could send him to Russia for an 8-foot high jump while on a goodwill tour. Doubtless, this would lead to a settlement of the atomic energy problem with Russia, too.
As a democratic gesture he might teach a few of the New York Mets to pitch the "double shoot" and to hit the "horsehide."
I would like my son to read Merriwell, as would many idealistic people.
HAROLD K. WILLIAMS
Your issue of Dec. 24 left me quite frustrated. There were just too many articles too far removed from your basic raison d'�tre.
Fortunately, Charles Goren came to the rescue. This was his best quiz ever, and I am looking forward to using excerpts on my students. However, I strongly disagree with the answer to No. 18. No score for a forcing pass? Is partner (holding 5-5-2-1, 5-5-1-2 or even 4-5-2-2) supposed to pull the double? We might be cold for game, or even slam at spades, yet be lucky to beat two clubs one trick. Surely the pass deserves at least 4 out of a possible 5 points?
IVAN E. ERDOS