I went home the
next Sunday and I never did hear the finish of that broadcast. Although I have
seen heart specialists several times since then, I have not been hospitalized.
I hope that Senator Johnson has found in baseball a permanent cure for his
FRANK W. SIMCOE
THE SMILE THAT
I was thrilled to read Don Connery and Gerald Holland's wonderful article, Hey,
Mr. Banjo (SI, Sept. 19). "Jolly Cholly Grimm" has the spirit that
everyone in sporting competition should have: the spirit that says you don't
have to win to be happy. Many thanks.
MRS. ROBERT L. ANDERSON
Your staff and Mr. Jeremiah Tax deserve the gratitude of everyone in the
harness racing sport for the fine job on the Brown Jug in your issue of Sept.
19. The coverage of the Hambletonian (SI, Aug. 1, Aug. 15) was fine, too.
although one of this nation's oldest sports, is not too well appreciated in
this horseless age. I hope that one of your writers can someday find time to do
a piece on the sport as it is practiced at the county fairs—there's a good yarn
WALT. S. GRANTHAM, Secretary
Missouri-Oklahoma-Nebraska-Kansas Harness Racing Assn.
Kansas City, Mo.
? SI will keep an
eye trained on county fairs.—ED.
Enjoyed your article and the photos by Jerry Cooke and John Bryson on Dogs
Strange and Rare (SI, Sept. 12). May I suggest that you sponsor the Lhasa apso
as a challenger on the TV program, "Place the Face?"
JAMES J. METCALFE
As one of your original subscribers, I have considered SI mighty sharp, but in
my unsolicited opinion you hit a low low with your "Shaggy Manager
Story" (E & D, Sept. 19).
I was born in
1901 and have followed baseball ever since I first learned to read. My
grandfather, a violent fan, was the first to tell me the same story, but with
the setting in the Daffy Dodger days and Belmont the track.
W. D. ANDERSON
? SI believes a
sporting classic occasionally deserves retelling.—ED.
MORE ON THE
We have read with a good deal of interest Mr. Reginald Wells's article, Dogs
Strange and Rare (SI, Sept. 12), although nobody in Mexico seriously believes
that the Mexican hairless was first imported from China around 1600. It is the
traditional dog of Mexico, which has been on the scene for thousands of years,
as shown by a wealth of archaeological evidence.