Boo to Miss Phalon for not bringing out and dusting off her sense of humor and for not recognizing, in its own way, the imagination and ingenuity of a young man who managed to weave an interesting version of American history from the names of major league teams that are ever-present in the news.
Incidentally, I guessed all but 13 of the 105 teams.
LYNDE M. HASSETT
West Hartford, Conn.
Re the quiz, if that composition was written by an eighth-grader, I'll eat it along with the nicknames of all 105 teams.
New York City
I picked up the nicknames of 106 major-sport teams that appeared in Robert F. Joyce's composition quiz. There has to be a team somewhere called the Infidels.
THOMAS J. O'MALLEY
New York City
My compliments on the Jane Gross article on women's basketball (She's the Center of Attention, April 9) and the recognition of a super sport played by women with excellent skills and talent.
We had the dubious honor of meeting Immaculata College to open the 1973 AIAW tournament and people have asked me, after reading your article: "Is Theresa Shank that good?" Let me answer the question now: Yes, she is!
Don't forget to put the 1974 AIAW nationals on your agenda.
EDITH E. GODLESKI
Women's Basketball Coach
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, Ind.
The article gave me a boost of encouragement. I, too, am 5'11" and my name is Teresa, but I am only a sophomore in high school. I play center and relate myself to Theresa Shank. When I get to college, I will now have something to look forward to. More power to girl basketball players.
TERESA DI STEFANO
It really pleases me to read your articles on women in sports. You've come a long way in the field of journalism.
Your article Ten-Strike in the Ratings (April 9) recognized that bowling is as demanding mentally and physically, in its own way, as other sports. The pros usually bowl 40 or more games a week, so they must be in good shape. The old idea of a bowler as an overweight, beer-drinking glutton has no foundation. Reading lanes is comparable to reading greens in golf. A bowler must have as much control over his body as does a running back. Mental pressure is just as intense.