TO THE RESCUE
The Westport Striped Bass Club of Westport, Conn. wishes to express its thanks and appreciation to SI for the interest and leadership it has shown in connection with the threat by New York's Consolidated Edison Company to the striped-bass fishery at Storm King mountain on the Hudson River.
All Connecticut striped-bass fishermen are aware of the importance of this natural hatchery to the Long Island Sound striper population. The Westport Club feels that the leadership that was lacking from the state fish and game departments was ably assumed by SI. We would like to express our thanks particularly to Senior Editors Robert Boyle and Arthur Brawley, whose unwavering tenacity kept the issue very much before the public. We would also like to commend the Scenic Hudson Preservation Conference, who have worked diligently for the cause.
The December 29 decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals, whereby the Federal Power Commission order licensing the Con Ed project was set aside, was heartening news to us. as I am sure it was to SI. Your fine magazine has proven itself a true friend of the sportsman.
C. WINDSOR CYRUS
?There was more heartening news last week. New York's Governor Nelson Rockefeller, acting on the first report of the state's Hudson River Valley Commission, altered his previous endorsement of the Con Ed plant saying. "If another solution can be found, it should be." The governor's brother Laurance, who is head of the commission, added, "We hope they will not have to build this monster." The Rockefellers also altered their stand against federal protection; they now want the Federal Government and New Jersey to join New York in a compact to map out orderly development of the Hudson Valley.
The Federal Power Commission starts new hearings on the whole matter March 22 in New York City. Readers who wish to be heard should notify Joseph H. Gutride, secretary of the FPC, Washington. D.C. before February 25.—ED.
TO THE LABS
This is a belated note to thank you for your informative article, The Lost Pets That Stray to the Labs (Nov. 29). I have used it to try to get other people to write to their Senators and Congressmen to do something about these dog thieves.
Many dogs have disappeared from this little town in northern Nevada, including our own wonderful big Chesapeake retriever. What a sorrowful search I conducted to find him.
Perhaps, if enough people care, we can put a stop to this inhumane traffic.
After reading with much interest the article, Fabulous World of Florida Golf (Jan. 24), I thought I might say something about seaside golf in Scotland.
Gwilym Brown writes that along some 75 highly populated miles of the Florida coast there are 85 courses, which means there are probably several thousand people to each course. In the village I live in, near Edinburgh, there are under 2.000 people and five 18-hole courses—three well over 6,000 yards, another just over 6,000 and the fifth a shorter course, just over 5,000 yards, though very entertaining.