They are just a few of those who will be winning gold medals for the U.S. in Montreal. Spitz was phenomenal, but he was by no means the last of the great American swimmers. In 1976 I predict the U.S. will continue to dominate this increasingly popular sport, which consistently produces more medals for our country than any other. And who's not counting medals?
Co-Captain 1972 Men's
Olympic Swimming Team
Many thanks for the fine article on the fabulous, legendary and ageless Slammin' Sammy Snead (For Sam the Price Is Always Right, March 31). He is a living inspiration for all golfers, young and old. Not enough has been written about his accomplishments, although your article tells a lot about his life, the way things were and the way things are. Mr. Snead deserves special recognition and commendation for qualifying for the U.S. Open almost every year and also for teeing up in 12 or 14 tournaments each year.
WILLARD BASS JR.
FOLLOWING SIR ERNEST
My congratulations on your articles about Sir Ernest Shackleton's 1914 Antarctic journey (Frozen Hell in a Cockleshell March 17, and Where None Had Gone Before, March 24). Commander F. A. Worsley captured the atmosphere and conditions very well in his account; I had to turn up the heat while reading it. His story and the rescue left me very satisfied. Afterward, however, I had the strangest feeling. I think I was hungry for a bowl of hoosh!
I loved the SCORECARD item (March 31) about Mississinawa Valley and Gnadenhutten Indian Valley. But I can't figure out the headline ("Tabpsslcpooassb"). Can you help me?
DALTON A. YOUNG
?Try "Two all-beef patties special sauce lettuce cheese pickles onions on a sesame-seed bun."—ED.