One thing puzzles me. If Derek Morgan is a "transplanted Welshman," what on earth is he doing writing of England's success and tribulation with such filial concern? This is like a person from Quebec supporting the Chicago Black Hawks.
Evidently Welshman Derek Morgan doesn't reside in an NPSL or USA city, where he can see live soccer. Seemingly his tirade was directed mainly toward television. TV is presenting this sport to those of us not fortunate enough to have a team. Un-televised games, naturally, are uninterrupted by commercials.
I like Mr. Morgan's game. Had I not been introduced to it by television, most likely I would not have gone to St. Louis to see a "real" soccer game. I've been converted. Now, can he find any bloody fault with that?
I was interested to read the article, Dredging Up a Texas Squabble (Aug. 14), by Edwin Shrake. But several of us in the Bureau of Commercial Fisheries (part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) were puzzled by the statement made in the penultimate paragraph. Mr. Shrake writes: "If members of the Fish and Wildlife Service should ever be so pedestrian as to consult the Encyclopaedia Britannica, they would read...."
Those of us who know the author of the Britannica article on oysters feel that perhaps Mr. Shrake would like to know that it was written by a longtime employee of the Fish and Wildlife Service, Dr. Paul Galtsoff, before his recent retirement. Dr. Galtsoff is also author of The American Oyster, probably the most complete work ever written on this subject. It is available from the Government Printing Office.
JOHN A. GUINAN