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19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER
June 22, 1970
NO PLAIN BILLSirs:In tune with the times of the country, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED allows Bill Russell to speak his mind (Success Is a Journey, June 8). And Bill Russell does a lot of speaking out: protesting and attacking the Establishment. Many are doing just that today. Unlike others though, he does more than just shout that something is wrong. He offers some excellent solutions to problems.JERRY THOMAS GATESBlountstown, Fla.
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June 22, 1970

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

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HOME ON THE RANGE
Sirs:
I am one of the "backpack breed who view motorized campers as unwelcome intruders" (Camping Out the Easy Way, June 1), and I believe the wilderness should be reserved for those who appreciate it. We backpackers appreciate the drumming of the white-headed woodpecker and hold disdain for the blaring of the portable radio. We love the panorama from the top of Yosemite Point more than the soap operas from the portable TV sets on the valley floor. And we would prefer to depend on the map and compass to warn us of our approach to "civilization" rather than the frequency of the cigarette wrappers and beer cans.

Yes, there is a place for camping out with all the conveniences—your own backyard.
EDGAR J. HEE
Berkeley, Calif.

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