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? Miss Prudden's book, Basic Exercises No. 1, is available from the Institute for Physical Fitness, 5 Hillside Ave., White Plains, N.Y. Cost is $2.—ED.
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?Due to the great demand by individuals and groups working in this field, Sports Illustrated is making available copies of its article on Bonnie Prudden's program and its earlier report on Dr. Kraus' detailed study of physical fitness in American and European children.—ED.
We are dismayed, however, at the reflection that is cast on our profession by your remarks in Woe for Walkers where you refer to the "veterinarian, with unswerving dedication to the collection of the fast buck...." We admit that a few of our colleagues may have a tendency to place their ambitions over their ethics, but as we catch them, we do our best to "weed 'em out."
If Alice Higgins or any reader finds such a veterinarian as you describe, the local or state veterinary association should be contacted, and you will find their ethics committees handle these affairs with dispatch.
We are a proud profession, and that pride is based on our ability to maintain high standards. We ask the public cooperation in instances such as this.
THIS BOTHERS ME
This bothers me terribly and I would appreciate an explanation. I have been under the impression all my life that Dan Patch paced the mile, years before the turn of the century, in 1:55 1/4....
? Dan Patch set his mark in a time trial, which is in no way comparable to racing competition. A time trial is a race under ideal conditions between a horse and the clock, with none of the battling for position and imposed strategy involved in an eight- or 10-horse race field. The U.S. Trotting Association still keeps trial records to enable owners to set a value on their horses for future breeding purposes. As a race horse, Adios Harry is the fastest standard-bred in the sport's 150-year history.—ED.