It is very rare these days for an article to be found concerning the Olympics—or anything else for that matter—that isn't saturated with propaganda and selling only hate.
If there is anything that can bring about the relaxing of tensions between Russia and the United States it is individual understanding—the kind that comes with a hard handshake after competition.
By presenting Dr. Charles A. Bucher's article, SI has proved to me that it has the spark of real sportsmanship.
CADET ROBERT G. MURCH
LOVE IN MILWAUKEE
After reading Reader Lorenz's letter (19TH HOLE, Aug. 8), I feel prompted to speak a word of praise to SI and a word of defense for Milwaukee. If said reader should grace our town again, we shall have him walk the plank into the foam at the Schlitz brewery. The only thing we lack here is the lass on the Aug. 8 cover of SI.
As a new resident (� la Reader Lorenz) I feel fully justified in answering the injustice he has done to one of our most sacred institutions: the Pride of Our Town. Having come from the Philadelphia area four months ago, I too see Milwaukee in a different light than a native son. I also recall that the parts I came from were the breeding place of Kansas' Pride: the A's. I left when they did.
Milwaukee is just like any other sports-minded area: in love. Is not love the only reason behind sport? Perhaps our ways of showing sentiment for the Braves seem slightly gauche to others, but when two objects are in love, well, a slight dizziness is inevitable in the initial period.
LUCK IN PRAIRIE VILLAGE
It took over 500 words for Larry Lorenz to say Milwaukeeans love beer, baseball and nothing else.
How lucky the folks in Prairie Village, Kan. (Lorenz's present home) are to have this aesthetic individual around.
LOVE AMONG THE ORIOLES
It's pretty easy to be a "baseball town" when you inherit a pennant contender, as Milwaukee did. It's a lot tougher here, but Baltimore does it, all the same.
RAYMOND H. GAMEWELL
SHAGGY COW STORY
Frank (Bow-Tie) Walsh (SI, Aug. 8) is also a master punster.