How do I get in touch with Laura MacIvor? I've decided to marry her.
I was wondering if you could give me the home addresses of Laura MacIvor and Gail Sykes.
The reason I want Laura's home address is that I would like to borrow her rubber mouse. I'm playing in a pro-am tournament in September, and if she can get that mouse to roll the ball in the hole maybe I can, too.
I would like Gail's address to congratulate her on some fine golf. I think she deserves all the congratulations she can get.
?All requests re mice and marriage must be directed to the U.S. Golf Association—ED.
BIRDS AND BOYS
Congratulations on Bil Gilbert's masterpiece on the common crow (The Bird, the Vow and the Child, Aug. 30). It is illuminating and beautiful.
I am reminded of happy boyhood days some half century past, when a brilliant uncle, who was a physician and a very profound naturalist, had a summer camp every year for about 40 "Bigs" and "Smalls" in the beautiful hills of Somerset County, Pa.
We learned many things about crows while there. Yes, they could distinguish between an unarmed man or boy and one who carried a weapon. We never tamed one, since it never occurred to us that this was possible. But what used to amaze us was the fact that our crows could distinguish between Sunday and other days. And they knew that on Sunday nobody molested them. Perhaps it was the church bells. But, anyway, they would tamely raid the camp dump for crow goodies and were generally obnoxious. Come Monday and through the week they were their usual wary and suspicious selves, and their warning system was positively uncanny. Many an hour we lay in blinds for a shot at the group that roosted nearby. Our score certainly indicated that the average crow is a pretty smart character.
Thanks for this poignant gem.
ROBERT J. L. LEE
The Bird, the Vow and the Child has been removed from our issue of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and placed in a permanent cover so that our four sons may read it as they reach the age to appreciate what a beautiful and compassionate story it is.
MRS. KENNETH MCCLISH