Troubled by New York's seeming indifference to the world's serious state, James
Reston, the distinguished Washington correspondent of the New York Times, last
week sought an explanation. He found New Yorkers did care—and very much so
Q.—I've come to
New York to see whether anybody's paying any attention to what's going on in
A.—We sure are.
The Yankees have one more game there and if they don't win it, they're
Q.—Yes, but I
better win the last three with Washington at the Stadium too.
Washington in general. The big things that have been happening down there
recently. What do you really think of Washington?
second-division club. Nothing's happened down there since Walter Johnson. They
can't hit and they're weak down the middle. If Stengel hadn't given them
Porterfield, they'd be in the cellar.
Q.—Let me be
specific. I'd like to ask you about some of the things of world importance that
are being widely discussed where I come from. For example, the policy of
A.—It's for the
birds. That's exactly what's wrong with Stengel. He's been coexisting with
Cleveland too much. Nine times, in fact. He even coexists with Washington. Last
year he beat 'em fourteen times and lost only six. This year he's beaten them
only eleven times, less than he's beaten any other club in the league, while
Cleveland's beaten them seventeen times. See what I mean? This
"coexistence" is the bunk. Stengel should leave it to the Orioles.