A PROBLEM THAT NEEDS ATTENTION
I add my thanks to those of millions of Americans who rejoice over the much-needed public service you have rendered through your June 13 article by Wallace Stegner, We Are Destroying Our National Parks. Mr. Stegner shows both knowledge and understanding of a problem which, as he points out, needs attention on a nationwide scale.
I am sure you can increase the effect of this article by sending a marked copy to every senator and representative concerned with appropriations and legislation affecting our national parks and monuments.
Sixty million dollars a year seems like an insignificant amount to spend on the preservation, rehabilitation and interpretation of one of the greatest national assets we have. The gentlemen in Congress should understand the importance of a balanced nature as well as of a balanced budget. Please continue the good work.
ODD S. HALSETH
? Mr. Stegner's article has been read into the Congressional Record by Senator Richard L. Neuberger of Oregon.—ED.
This is to advise you and our friends on Eniwetok (19th HOLE, June 20) that our modest little golf course at the Elks Country Club in Council Bluffs, Iowa had a 615-yard hole, par 6, for many years.
Due to much beefing, it has been shortened this year, and for my part, it just "ain't the same." That old hole had a distinction all its own.
MRS. HAL BERNER
Council Bluffs, Iowa
I have heard from many people about some mysterious golfer in southern California who has piled up an incredible number of aces on various golf courses. I was therefore delighted to see a picture of this man in your June 20 issue of SI.
I think this is a far greater accomplishment than breaking course records, which are again broken the next year or the one following that. I have played rounds of golf on many courses throughout the world and during 40 years of active golfing have made but two holes in one.
This feat of Jim East is one that, I dare predict, will never be equaled and makes me wonder why more acclaim has not been given this man.
68 SKATING SEASONS
Mr. Keighley's letter, with the addenda by the editor (19TH HOLE, June 13), helped fill the void surrounding the name of Jackson Haines.