Let's have more articles like the one on Cyclist Jackie Simes (Lure of the Wild While Noise, Sept. 14). It is pitiful that he gets more support from the Danes than from his fellow Americans.
Thanks a million for a fine article. Not only have you given your readers an accurate and most engaging portrait of this cyclist, you have given his sport some fine healthy publicity. That "wild white noise" will next be heard in Tokyo.
MRS. EARL BEECHER
I would like Jack Simes to know that all of us in the U.S. who have an interest in amateur cycling will be following his fortunes in the coming Olympics. To return home with a gold medal or any medal for that matter would be just the tonic that bicycle racing needs in the U.S.
In your SCORECARD column of Sept. 7, you mentioned a racial incident that took place during the Chargers' recent preseason game in Atlanta, and said it occurred in a poolroom at the Hilton Inn. It did not. True, the Hilton Inn is near Atlanta in the city of Hapeville, but the poolroom in question is not, nor ever was, located in the Hilton Inn, nor is it owned or operated by the Hilton Inn. It is owned by a private citizen.
I certainly hope that you will see to it that the air is cleared as far as the location of the poolroom is concerned. Thank you for your fine coverage of the San Diego Chargers.
Jack Olsen's Sounds and Hounds of a Texas Wolf Hunt (Sept. 14) has affirmed my belief that Texas is a land of mental midgets.
As a participant in and lover of almost all sports, I still find it difficult to consider hunting as sport. Your article described a particularly cruel method of destroying a very courageous and noble species of wild life.
Although most of us are passively cruel by permitting this type of activity to exist in our civilization, your article described the hunter as he is—one who differs from others by becoming actively cruel. Man is almost the only animal that kills for pleasure. The excuse often given is that people are more important than animals.
Let's hope that your article lights a spark within some Texas readers to enact a law that prevents cruelty toward anyone or anything.
GEORGE P. KINKLE JR.
Revolting! No other word can describe your article on the Texas sport of wolf hunting. It is hard to believe that such inhumane activities are tolerated in today's society, but then what more can be expected from such ignorant slobs. It's obvious who needs the "load of No. 7 shot."
ROGER J. HARMON