Somehow she has managed to misplace the names of the vital younger dramatists-Tom Stoppard, Simon Gray and Christopher Hampton, to name only three. And it should come as no surprise to recall that those "new wave" dramatists of the '50s—John Osborne, John Arden and Arnold Wesker—are still very much alive and well and significantly productive.
JOHN BUSH JONES
Martha Duffy does make a token acknowledgment of Rugby Union Football, which she describes as "The swifter, gentler amateur version of the sport...." It is important to point out here that the Union game is the sport and Rugby League is the more brutal, commercial and obscure version. The distinction between professional and amateur rugby is not one of degree of proficiency, but a difference in philosophy toward athletics. Rugby Union is played purely for the enjoyment of the participants, even on the international level, while League is played as an income supplement for the players and with commercial and publicity incentives to the club owners and factory sponsors.
I hope sometime this fall you will do a story on American Rugby Union football in conjunction with the sesquicentennial of the sport. And this time without the ketchup, please.
NELSON H. SPENCER
Texas Rugby Football Union
I couldn't resist sending in a few additions to your SCORECARD item (March 5) on European expansion teams. Herewith: the Sofia Lorens, Cannes Openers, Cork Screws, Londonderry Heirs, Hanover Fists, Essen H's, N�rnberg Trials, Pisa Pies, Danzig Bears, Minsk Meats and Malta Milk Shakes.
New York City
I want to thank you for reporting in SCORECARD (Feb. 19) my "Acupinch" discovery to abort leg muscle cramps. There is one correction I would like to ask you to make.
You stated that I accidentally discovered this maneuver. This is not so. The cure came in direct answer to prayer one night when I felt a leg spasm coming on.
The Lord should get credit for the Acupinch discovery.
MILTON F. ALLEN
My congratulations to Hugh Whall (Sailing up a Squall, March 12) and sailors like Bob Derecktor and Arnie Gay. Gentlemen such as these who can recognize the significance of a design such as Cascade's are few and far between in the yachting community. Less than a decade ago it was the sloop-rigged, stripped-interior, flush-decked yachts that were arousing the yachting "traditionalists" in their esthetically pleasing and well appointed yawls and ketches. Change is the only constant, whether it be in yacht design or political ideology, and people must learn to live with it.
S. H. KELLER