After reading Roy Terrell's delightful article about cruising in the Grenadines (Six Characters in Search of Summer, Jan. 21), I seriously question the author's sanity. Why would any man in his right mind ever want to return to New York City's 9-to-5 world after such a trip? If you value Terrell's services I suggest you keep an eye on him.
As I read the article, riding on Lexington Avenue's underground answer to the Eleuthera, I looked up and noticed my stop. Undismayed, I continued on a northerly tack four stops past my own. After another 15� fare, I returned to my stop and walked the usual three blocks, but I didn't notice the cold and wind nearly as much. Many thanks to Roy Terrell for such enjoyable and spellbinding reading.
THOMAS H. SHAFER JR.
New York City
It's interesting to read that (according to New York publicity man Eddie Jaffe) the NFL players want closed-circuit theater TV for the league's 1963 championship game (SCORECARD. Jan. 14).
Did Mr. Jaffe ever stop to think what the public wants, especially the millions who have turned NFL turnstiles and kept them in business these past 15 years?
Having read The Black Hawks Are Bright Hopes (Jan. 14), I am beginning to wonder just how anybody could beat those "big, bad, bold Chicago Black Hawks." It seems to be Arlie Schardt's opinion that the Hawks are going to make a runaway of the NHL race this year. I would like to point out that the only reason they are at the top is because of Toronto's seemingly indifferent mood every time the Leafs play a team such as Boston or New York. Toronto has lost only two of nine games played with Chicago this year, and may I remind you that Chicago did not "barely" lose to Toronto last year in the finals. Toronto won, in Chicago!
Naturally, I am Toronto biased, but even the most ardent Chicago fan must admit it will be a hard struggle for any team, including the Black Hawks, to take the Stanley Cup away from our Leafs.
Thanks for your most excellent cover story on Terry Baker (Jan. 7). We are grateful for this outstanding recognition of a very deserving scholar-athlete and the accompanying recognition of Oregon State University.
Terry is also alltime "Sportsman of the Year" for Oregon State University and its student body. I have never seen or heard a greater and more resounding standing ovation than that accorded Terry by more than 8,000 basketball fans on the Saturday night when he was presented with three UPI All-America football awards. Terry had just finished another remarkable basketball-playing exhibition in the Oregon State-Washington State game.
FRED M. SHIDELER
I have been impressed with many articles and cover pictures in SPORTS ILLUSTRATED but particularly so with the picture and story of Terry Baker. He is a fine example for all young boys—a great athlete and fine scholar.
However, I kept looking for something more until I realized there was no picture of Terry's mother, Mrs. Baker. She should be honored for her love, care and work for Terry and his brothers. Without her devotion and tenacity Terry might never have had the chance to prove himself.
F. H. EVANS