Give us more of all these swell items and maybe sometime an article on old-time fighters which my husband would like to see. We all think you have a fine magazine.
FOR ARKANSAS READ ARANSAS
On page 39 of SI, Sept. 20, writer John O'Reilly mentions the " Arkansas" National Wildlife Refuge near Corpus Christi, Texas. On page 67 of SI, Oct. 4, under Coming Events, Fishing, you list the Annual Tarpon Rodeo, Port " Arkansas," Texas.
On the chance that someone besides the typesetter might be careless, I believe a check of the map will show it is "Aransas" rather than " Arkansas."
You have a tremendous idea in your publication, something long needed in the field of sports reporting. My fervent hope is that you will not allow the whining criticism of the pea brains, spoon-fed on the stereotyped newspaper approach to sports reporting, to influence you into backing water with your project.
CHARLES L. CHAMBERS
?Thanks. Aransas it will be from now on.?ED.
As another thirteen-year-old boy who stood in line on that gray, chilly morning of October 6, 1917 to witness the opening game of the White Sox-Giants series, I read your article in SI with the keenest of pleasure.
At that time I lived at 4163 Wentworth Avenue, a fairly short walk from the ball park, and took my place in line directly across from the Seventh Regiment Armory.... The armory, incidentally, is still standing.
SI certainly catches the feel of that morning: the dampness, the long wait, the bantering among the men, and much speculation as to the opposing pitchers.
I am certain you feel as I do: that to those who saw the 1916-1920 White Sox in action, all baseball thereafter was an anticlimax.
Many thanks for some moments of nostalgic pleasure.
JOSEPH C. LUTZ
Forest Park, Ill.