I hunt along the St. Lawrence and on the inland lakes, and I believe that we in Canada have a good solution to feeding ducks. If the conservation officers or the Royal Canadian Mounted Police find that a blind has been baited, they post signs, and anyone caught shooting in these posted areas is given a heavy fine.
We Canadians are getting damn sick of raising ducks only to have them slaughtered in those so-called private hunting clubs in the U.S.
Before Mark Mulvoy's article (The Off-court Uproar in Dixie. Nov. 7) came out, I read numerous accounts of the Mike Grosso-South Carolina situation in the Columbia, S.C. press. It still seems to me that if the Atlantic Coast Conference committee had issued a steadfast ruling on the young man's status as soon as possible after it became known that he was basketball material and a key to USC's basketball hopes, the awful situation that now exists could have been easily avoided.
I, as well as countless other South Carolina students and fans, feel that Grosso has been (pardon the expression) grossly wronged by the lack of forethought and foresight on the committee's part.
HENRY S. ROSE JR.
If Commissioner Weaver has concrete evidence on which he bases his decision regarding the eligibility of Mike Grosso, he should let it be known to all. If he does not, I certainly hope that he is aware of the tremendous injustice he is dealing not only to Frank McGuire and the University of South Carolina, but even more to Michael Grosso, whose future is at stake. Mike is the one who will bear the brunt of this decision.
I'd like to think that a commissioner of a conference as well known as the ACC would not let personal feelings toward someone else dictate a decision that might affect a young man's life and career
JAMES P. HOWELL
THRUST AND PARRY
As mayor of Parry Sound, I feel obligated to write you to express my disappointment in Frank Deford's description of our town (High Price for Fresh Northern Ice, Oct. 17). He must have been here somewhere around 1850 A.D.
This is primarily a tourist town with all the beauty and sports that it is possible for nature to provide, and I am sure that not only we who live in Parry Sound, but the thousands of people who spend their vacations here will realize how ridiculous Mr. Deford's description is.
Parry Sound, Ont.
As one of the girls doomed to "turn fat before they grow old" in this "sad, friendly little place," I hope that the future brings those of us on both sides of the border a better understanding of each other's country. I must confess that Canadians tend to regard Americans as somewhat arrogant egotists.
Parry Sound, Ont.
DATES AND INDIFFERENCE
Perhaps I can explain the behavior of Dartmouth students at Harvard, which Crimson Quarterback Rick Zimmerman so disdains (A Day to Bile the Dust, Oct. 31). It is nothing but a reaction to the blas�, lack-of-spirit attitude of the Harvard men. Where else but at Harvard can you ask undergraduates what the quickest way to the stadium is and have them reply they don't know because they have never been to a game? Where else but at Harvard can the loser's postgame reunion draw more partisans and spirit than the winner's? Where else, finally, but at Harvard can one of their own players be hurt and carried off the field on a stretcher to a standing ovation from the visitors' side and meek, sitting applause from the home side?