Pennsylvania is the true home of the bonker.
Bonk, bonk, bonk.
HAROLD K. WILLIAMS
One might wonder what would have been the outcome of the game if Texas had been represented by its North and South all-star squads.
FROM PUERTO RICO WITH LOVE
Hooray for Chi Chi Rodriguez (Little Chi Chi's Other Side, August 10). If there were more golf professionals like him, the professional tour would probably lose its reputation as a road company of gloomy introverts.
Every year professional golf seems to find new heroes to worship. Some become immortal, while others are forgotten quickly. I hope Chi Chi Rodriguez is not just another passing fad.
PAUL M. SIMON
Our western salmon fight just as hard as those Malangsfoss ones (The Best Single Salmon Pool Anywhere, August 17). Incase one doesn't get away, can we have the recipe for gravlaks?
?Catch a salmon weighing between 20 and 30 pounds. Use the center section of one side. Remove all bones but leave the skin on. Rub into the flesh a mixture of ? cup salt, � CUP sugar and 20 peppercorns, coarsely crushed. Cover the bottom of a pan with a layer of fresh dill, put in the salmon, skin side down, and sprinkle over it 6 tablespoons of brandy. Cover with more dill and place on top of it a plank heavy enough to put a slight pressure on the salmon. Refrigerate 24 hours (no longer). Cut fish into thick slices and serve with this dressing: Mix I tablespoon prepared mild mustard, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1� tablespoons white wine vinegar and a little salt and pepper. Into this mixture beat 4 tablespoons salad oil. At the last moment add a few drops of lemon juice and more fresh dill, this time finely chopped.—ED.
I would like to compliment you on the article (Artistry in a Bullring Is not Enough, August 10) about the great Paco Camino and El Cordob�s. I was quite surprised the article contained technical terms. Usually you have to use baby-type terms so the American public will understand. The color photo of Paco was fine. I wish you would sometime show a color portrait of El Cordob�s, showing that mop hair of his.
We overspent the family budget to see El Cordob�s fight in the Nuevo Laredo bullring. The bloody, torpid, boring ordeal showed that even the best bulls and the best matadors can give a lackluster performance.
Needless to say no ears were cut, and we left the arena with the feeling that you had misled us.