SPORTS ILLUSTRATED'S "Conservation and the 84th Congress" (OUTDOOR WEEK, July 16) was an excellent summary of the problems besetting conservation.
It was a distinct service to the laymen in conservation, and there can be no arguments with your "gain or loss" analysis.
The Minneapolis Star and The Minneapolis Tribune
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED has so many well-written, humorous articles each week—but I especially enjoy EVENTS & DISCOVERIES, which, like other parts of the magazine, I read aloud to my family. Liked Talbert's Wimbledon article (July 16) a whole lot.
MRS. FREDERIC B. GUSTAFSON
UNTIL THEY MEET AGAIN
Swaps is not the greatest thing for California since Charlie Chaplin left, as Whitney Tower said (SI, July 16). He's the greatest thing since gold was discovered.
Who can doubt now that Swaps is clearly superior over all his current rivals? His Gold Cup victory shows clearly that he is the best horse of the year. His victory was against very good competition such as Porterhouse and Mister Gus.
Meanwhile, Nashua won in unspectacular fashion against horses that don't even belong on the same track as Swaps. This fall when Swaps goes east, they'll probably meet again, with Swaps in good condition.
WHAT THIS COUNTRY NEEDS...
Dorothy Stull's reporting on Bonnie Prudden is exceptionally good (Be Happy, Go Healthy, July 16)....
To me the Kraus-Weber test seems highly reliable, and the longer I work with it the more respect it demands. In public school work it can be used without having to forfeit much valuable time.
What this country needs is a Bonnie Prudden in every gymnasium!
WHITE HOUSE STABLES
Greatly enjoyed SPORTS ILLUSTRATED's recapitulation of that amazing personality, Andrew Jackson, as a horseman (SI, July 16). I have heard in the past that Jackson used part of the White House to quarter his racing stable—which seemed reasonable enough in those days. Just where, however, were those stables in relation to the White House as we know it today? Does anyone know? Or has this too, like so many other details of historic interest, become lost with the passing of some ancient bureaucrat?
R. WELLS SINGLEY