SAD AND SICKENING
If the annual seal kill by the Newfoundland fisherman (A Dirge for the Harp, April 18) is, as Dan Levin puts it, "a rite of almost religious import," then the so-called human beings who commit this barbaric injustice must have the intelligence quotient of a herd of yaks.
You can almost always determine the intellect of a culture by the way it treats dumb animals. I applaud Brian Davies in his efforts to stop this sad and sickening event.
HENRY T. HAMMOND
Huntington, W. Va.
How quickly one forgets. This is said in reply to Curry Kirkpatrick's question, which if not fictitious was at least unwise, as to whether the Doctor actually has an antidote for the strong Abdul medicine (At Full Tilt into the Playoffs, April 18).
Have you forgotten what Julius did to Kareem in the All-Star Game? Granted Jabbar is currently the best center in basketball, but Dr. J is the best forward ever to play the game.
ROBERT J. CLARK JR.