Harvey Aronson's article, Clancy's Gym is Danny's Turf (March 23), is noteworthy in several respects. Aside from the brief, well-written biographical sketch of Danny Andrews, the story clearly depicts the man behind the scenes, one who has never made it big for one reason or another—not a great man but a good man. As a onetime boxing novice and a boxing enthusiast since the early days of Floyd Patterson, I can appreciate the long and seemingly fruitless hours of hard work and dedication this young man has gone through.
Boxing's fortunes, like Danny's, have not been the brightest in the spotlight of professional sport and I thank you for this article about a sport most others have forgotten.
S. K. HEARD
Camp Beard, Korea
As a former resident of Doc Holliday's " New England," which the Ohio suburbs are called in the article on Dean Chance and his latest ventures into prizefight promotions (Chancey Games in Ohio, March 30), I wish to thank Myron Cope for his comic-sensitive approach to industrial Ohio. Bars, boxing, road shows and Smucker's franchises unknowingly contribute to Ohio's passionate concern for the ordinary. Cope's appreciation and affection ("I found it delicious to imagine him advancing on Shaker Heights") come on strong, as does his subject.
BLAKE H. SKINNER
Colorado Springs, Colo.