I've just seen the article Avery Brundage—the Man Behind the Mask (Aug. 4). As an old journalist, I judge the accuracy of articles by any facts I am conversant with myself. I would therefore like to comment that, contrary to your story, I declined the invitation to the church ceremony and subsequent buffet dance on July 28, 1973, at which I was included amongst "other aristocrats and dignitaries."
Honorary Life President
Comit� International Olympique
Concerning your choice of FACES IN THE CROWD (Dec. 22-29), that first one was a real dog. I can't figure out how he wormed his way into your column. What's more, Laws looks like a real crab, and I suppose Jimmy Carter had something to do with the big peanut eater. The Noon News was never slower coming in, and that kid of a goat is too young to play basketball. I suggest you screen your Faces more thoroughly in the future.