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19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER
Edited by Gay Flood
March 03, 1980
MARYSir:I could not fail to compare your Feb. 4 swimsuit cover of Christie Brinkley with your Feb. 18 cover of track star Mary Decker. Brinkley's smile is for the camera, not from the heart, but Decker's smile is one of pure joy, from real athletic achievement and from the genuine respect of those fortunate enough to have witnessed her remarkable run. I suspect that most of your readers would rather see the latter than the former.ROBERT CULBERTSON Bartlesville, Okla.
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March 03, 1980

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

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BLUE DEMON COACH
Sir:
Hooray for DePaul Basketball Coach Ray Meyer (Out from the Shadow of the El, Feb. 18)! Your article was wonderful. Meyer is just like cheese and wine, he does gel better with age! He's an inspiration to the people in the Chicago area and our Blue Demons are the best team in the country. Ray Meyer is the Knute Rockne of basketball.
JON BACH
Frankfort, Ill.

Sir:
Thank you for Curry Kirkpatrick's superb article on Coach Ray Meyer and the history of DePaul basketball. I confess that I have actually rooted against the Blue Demons. Forgive me, Coach—I'll never do it again!
THE REV. DONALD G. SCANDROL
Pastor
Madison-New Madison United
Methodist Churches
Madison, Pa.

DUNKPROOF
Sir:
The article on Darryl Dawkins (Now You See Him, Now You Don't, Feb. 11) and a subsequent letter to the editor (Feb. 25) mentioned the backboards smashed by Dawkins and specifically referred to them as Plexiglas.

Rohm and Haas, the manufacturer of Plexiglas, wishes to point out that backboards used by the NBA are not Plexiglas acrylic sheet, but tempered glass.

It may be of interest to your readers to know that acrylic sheet does not have the shattering characteristics displayed by tempered glass. Plexiglas, when subject to intense impact, may crack, but it will never shatter.
JACK R. POUNDS
Manager, Public Relations
Rohm and Haas Company
Philadelphia

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