You have done a splendid job in your article on heart disease and exercise (SI,
Jan. 2). The article indicates that a great deal of research was involved in
its preparation. The manner of presentation is not only most interesting, but
extremely clear even to the totally uninformed. The accuracy of the scientific
data discussed can nowhere be challenged.
HENRY I. RUSSEK, M.D.
Staten Island, N.Y.
THE ANSWERS MOST
I wonder if you can possibly realize how many of us there are who had need of
your heart article? The light it lets in, the future it opens again, the help
it gives in understanding what our doctors are trying to bring home to us! I am
in my fifth week after an attack.
I have read so
many articles which state issues and ask questions, but never give clear
answers. This article not only states the problem, it gives many of the answers
FRED W. FLETCHER
Mount Clemens, Mich.
WONDERFUL WORLD of Dec. 26 pictured Mr. Adlai Stevenson and friends in a skiff.
Could it be that Mr. Stevenson's friends are Republicans? If so, their motto
must be: "If you can't lick him, drown him." Safety afloat is not
illustrated in this photo story, rather how to end it all the hard way.
Mrs. RONALD ALLEN REILLY
Here are five men who should use better judgment, loading a motor boat within
six inches of the gunwales and wearing waders and heavy clothes while traveling
on water. If Senator Fulbright moved just a little and swamped the boat, the
odds are that not one would have reached shore.
For men of their
caliber, very poor judgment was used. It is time Americans used some good water
sense and learned how to take care of themselves in and on the water.
ROBERT B. LINSDAY
Meramec River Patrol
American Red Cross
THE TRIALS OF
Enjoyed the article on The Art of Skating (SI, Dec. 26). In the last paragraph
a question is asked about remembering the key to tighten the clamps. Why not go
back to about 1906 and ask about the skates used in that period?
How many fingers
were frozen pulling the clamp back to hold the skates on and how many leather
heels were torn off if the adjustment was not just right? Might be interesting
to show a cut of what we had to contend with in the good old days.
East Tawas, Mich.
You do Governor Harriman something less than justice in enumerating his sports
activities (E & D, Jan. 2). What is worse, in so doing you may have
jeopardized his support from a group which, while perhaps not the largest in
the United States, is surely one of the most dedicated.
gentlemen, is a croquet player. His game has been described variously as
cunning, sinister, malevolent and downright dirty. In other words, he is a very
good croquet player.
EDWARD W. BEATTIE JR.