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OF COWARDICE AND COURAGE
Now I hide from the issue by firmly refusing to act as judge at any of them. I find I can make enough people mad without putting myself in the position where one group will jump on me if I look under the boots and another will be just as violent if I don't.
Looking under the boots, however, may not be the answer. I suggest we look under the hats of the owners. It seems to me that anyone who will deliberately and drastically shorten the period of usefulness of a $5,000 investment in order to win a $50 prize is a prime candidate for a rubber room.
Yes, I'm a coward about this whole thing myself. But I sure do admire the stand you are taking and the courage with which you are attacking. As you have suggested, it's high time someone did something.
SHARKS: NO MORE QUESTIONS
Many seals and porpoises are mistaken by the bathers to be sharks. People will notice a seal on its side basking in the sun, a flipper will stick up into the air and the fun begins.
One man came up to me one day and pointed out to a school of porpoises swimming by and told me that they were sharks. I said no, they were porpoises, and wouldn't bother anyone. He got mad when I refused to swim out to them and chase them off. He said: "Son, those are sharks out there and don't try to tell me any different. I was at Marineland yesterday and saw them. Those are sharks!" What can you say?
People have not believed me when I told them that the number of swimmers has increased and that the sharks have always been around and most likely always will be. I am glad that I now have some authority to quote from.
ATHLETICS: A VIEW FROM THE WINDOW
Based on a two-year observation from my living room window, I view with equal alarm the almost vicious under-emphasis placed on athletics at the junior high school directly across the street from my home.