TIME WELL SPENT
To those who feel that God is dead, may I submit for their consideration that He is truly alive and well? He merely took a leave of absence and has been spending His time in the home-team locker room at Shea Stadium!
Every Oriole met his Met,
Every Baltimore Colt his Jet,
Every Bullet missed his Knick,
Every Baltimore fan is sick.
But cheer up, citizens of Baltimore, at least you got a piece of the playoff action.
This is in regard to your article on Doane College (A Small School, But You Can Learn to Hate It, Oct. 13). Skip Myslenski came to Crete to write an article on the Tigers' undefeated football team. Of the two pages, one page is devoted to misrepresenting Crete. Part of what he says is true, but the rest of it, and how he says it, is inaccurate and unfair. First of all the only females who wear their skirts anywhere close to their knees are over 50 years of age.
Mr. Myslenski failed to note that the train that ran through the dry cleaner's killed the owners in one of the nation's biggest catastrophes. The train carrying anhydrous ammonia derailed, killing nine people and putting many others in the hospital. A train running through a dry cleaner's may sound funny, but a great many people, especially relatives, couldn't find a thing to laugh at.
Is there something wrong with a town that doesn't have riots, drugs or parking meters? Must the whole world be a complete mess? People all over the world complain about today's teen-agers and how bad they are; so now we are told that it is ridiculous to be decent, neat, clean and have short hair.
You stated, very mockingly, that Doane College was nothing more than the clean-shaven and the short-cut, the sons and daughters of the Midwest. May I remind you that the greater share of the Midwest is this way, and most of the people who live here are proud of it. We don't believe it is necessary to have a beard or long, shaggy hair to be a true human being. As a matter of fact, I dare say that the majority of people who have made their mark in the world are not sloppy, long-haired bums, but basically clean-cut, normal human beings.
I believe it is necessary to bring to your attention the fact that the Midwest is not as far behind the times as you would like to make the remainder of the country believe.
Describing Crete the way you did was unique, and I thank you for the recognition of Doane College.
WILLIAM P. COLWICK
SIGHT AND SOUND
Wilfrid Sheed's observations on the mediocrity of television baseball announcers really hit the target (TV TALK, Oct 20). Isn't there anyone around who can intelligently handle a game? The professional commentators sound like used-car salesmen trying to sell an Edsel to Farmer Brown. The former players who are trying to hack it as announcers almost all have dull, flat voices, and they never seem to improve.