?The new association plans to maintain all of the old and famous stakes in their proper tradition. The history of racing shows many a precedent: the Belmont Stakes, today regarded as a prestige race for 3-year-olds, was first run at Jerome Park from 1867 to 1889, then moved to Morris Park and finally assigned to Belmont Park when that track opened in 1905.—ED.
CHACE'S BETTER WORLD
It's a great day for me when a clever boy like Chace will give those "wants pawn term" stories. I loved "Ladle Rat Rotten Hut" (E & D, Aug. 16, 1954) and wore my copy to shreds reading it to myself and other people.
I howled with glee when I read about "oiled Former Huskings and Violate" (E & D, Oct. 24). It amuses me beyond words to see what Chace can do with our language, and underneath it all there's the real story. He knows very well this world would be a better place if more fodders would say to der ladle dodders: "gad offer debt cheer an maker bets an washer dashes so yer tarred oiled mudder vont half toe." This story touches my heartstrings.
CHILL DENS OUR
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FRANK A. ZIMMER
I was interested in the article T.R.'s Cabin Door appearing in Oct. 24 issue of SI. This stated that the picture of that name had disappeared from sight and had only recently reappeared.
Over 20 years ago I visited Chattanooga, Tennessee and used the Read House as headquarters. What purported to be the original of this picture was prominently displayed in the lobby and they gave away excellent postal card reproductions of same.
As your article does not say where the picture was located, I am wondering if it disappeared before or after that time.
?LaBarre Goodwin painted four versions: Huntsman's Door, the picture Mr. Wilson recalls seeing at the Read House, was given to the George Thomas Art gallery in Chattanooga by the Read family 10 years ago. Another version, Hunter's Equipment, with an added pair of boots and a pouch, is in the Springfield, Mass. museum. A third version, Still Life, hangs in the lobby of the Hotel Pfister in Milwaukee. SI's reproduction of Theodore Roosevelt's Cabin Door was made from the privately owned fourth version.—ED.
I tried to get by with an individual application for membership to the Happy Knoll Country Club, but Jenny, Mike, Julie, Karen and Nancy insisted on like memberships. Enclosed is my check for $6.00 for the U.S. Olympic Fund.
Best wishes for the success of the Olympic Fund Drive.
JOHN F. KILKENNY