Our ducks and geese he considers his special "pets," and woe betide the hunters in Chesapeake Bay who fail to observe the federal migratory waterfowl regulations.
With only two assistants, over a period of about five years, he hauled more violators into federal court than the entire staff (15 plus) of the FBI.
He's all man, and an employee Uncle Sam can be proud of. If it has a barrel, he can shoot it; if it has a motor, he can drive or pilot it; if it's got fins, he can catch it; and if it's got wings, he knows what it is, where it's going and why.
With men like him in the federal service we can be sure that there'll be enough' ducks and geese around for law-respecting duck hunters.
JACK V. STAPLES
PIRATE TREASURE: INTERNAL REVENUE
A footnote to your story of Pirate Gold on Oak Island, Nova Scotia (SI, Jan. 14). In 1909, the 27-year-old son of an American family who summered on nearby Campobello Island, New Brunswick spent several months and a fair sum of money digging for the fabled treasure. Later, this young man became rather well known in another field of adventure and spending. His name—Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
JAMES R. GILRUTH
Clear Lake, Iowa
PIRATE GOLD: BY ANY OTHER NAME
A.B.C. Whipple's article The Trail of Pirate Gold was most interesting.
Mr. Whipple writes a nice piece, and I'm wondering if you would pass along to him a request for information as to some reliable company that markets metal (gold, Suh) detection devices.
Naturally, I have a map, a legend and a locale where the fishing is good. And I am most anxious to do a little digging and dangling before the mosquito season.
S. W. MATTHEWS
?Mr. Whipple, Suh, wishes it known that the only gold-detecting device he knows is a spade, and he calls a spade a spade, Suh.—ED.
FOOTBALL: SUCCESS STORY
I could hardly believe my eyes when I read in your issue of Jan. 14 a statement quoted from a "disgruntled" Harvard alumnus as follows: "This year we had a great T formation backfield, but he [Jordan] stuck to the single wing...." Nor could I understand how your editors let it get by. Harvard used the T last year and, I may say, the backfield was most inept at it.