MAY I OFFER MY SERVICES?
I have just read Gerald Holland's article (SI, Nov. 7) about Mr. Leahy and his wonderful family. To say the least, I was most impressed with Mr. Leahy's attitude and ideas about curbing juvenile delinquency.
I am chairman of the social studies department of a large high school, have taught American history and other social studies subjects for nine years, and have worked with thousands of high-school-aged children. I have coached and can coach just about any sport, can administer and direct all kinds of activity programs for teen-aged children.
I like Leahy's philosophy, his ideas, and his "spunk." May I offer my services to Mr. Leahy and Mr. Wolfson in any program they may develop in the future to combat juvenile delinquency?
ROBERT M. GORDON
I, TOO, WANT TO HELP
I was very impressed with Frank Leahy's future plans concerning the problem of juveniles. I would like very much to be of assistance in this work.
Upon reviewing my qualifications, I am unimpressed except for one fact, and that is I have a determination to help in some way the youth of our nation.
GRANT E. ZACHARY
CAN MOTHER HELP?
Can an ordinary housewife help Mr. Leahy in his fine campaign against juvenile delinquency?
As the mother of two boys, I feel very strongly the need for correct guidance of the exuberant yet sensitive youth of today and would be glad to donate what little free time I have.
If Frank Leahy has a specific plan I would certainly like to hear about it.
? Leahy's plans for juvenile delinquency work are, as Holland pointed out, still in the formative stage. After reading these and other letters offering help, Frank Leahy had this to say: "It certainly is gratifying to learn so many people are so vitally interested in the problem of juvenile delinquency. I wish it were possible at this time to welcome all willing to help, but ours is a future project with much groundwork yet to be laid. It is our hope to eventually contact all who have evidenced an interest in our program to determine how we can best make use of all the talents being offered. In the meantime I should like to recommend that those who have offered help investigate the opportunities to be of aid to projects already under way within their communities. There are many organizations doing wonderful work in this field."—ED.
NICE ROVER BOY
Frank Leahy comes out of your CONVERSATION PIECE as a fairly nice guy, albeit something of a cornball, but boy has he got misconceptions.