I for one am not fooled by the cover picture on the August 29 issue of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED. The picture was obviously tilted to make the mountain slope look steeper. Everything about the man's position tells me that the picture was taken on a slope about 45� less severe than the cover would lead you to believe. Am I right? Come now, 'fess up.
C. MARVIN ANDERSEN
?Wrong. Photographer-Climber Norman Dyhrenfurth attests that the climber pictured was negotiating an almost vertical ice wall, as indicated by the rope which hangs from his waist in much the fashion of a plumb bob (see below).—ED.
Don't make the same mistake this year. Pick the Baltimore Colts.
?For Football Expert Tex Maule's estimate of the Colts' 1960 chances, wait one week.—ED.
Tiger in Grandma's Lap (Sept. 5) had nothing to do with kittens and grandmas, and people who love cats do not love Mr. Corey Ford.
House cats are a menace to all wildlife and should be killed if found 50 yards from any habitation.
There is no more pitiful sight than a starving, abandoned cat, and shooting it is doing it a service. God has given cats the ability and desire to catch birds (also grasshoppers, mice and rats that cause much harm), but the cats are starving. Why? One reason in our neighborhood is the depopulation of the birds by the little darlings who own BB guns. As if this isn't enough, the few remaining birds post lookouts to warn the rest of approaching danger. It's getting tough all over, Tiger! Better see your Love the Little Kitties Association.
At the moment my cats are sitting near the flower bed hoping to catch a hummingbird. They read somewhere that hummingbird's tongue is quite a treat.
MRS. LAURA COUCH
I have never heard of a cat hater who did not turn out to be a tyrant. Among the best-known cat haters in history are: Napoleon Bonaparte and Nikita Khrushchev. The reason is obvious. What cats and cat lovers alike prize above all else is freedom.
New York City
I laughed so hard that I almost went into hysteria. Since I don't wish to risk this happening again, please cancel my subscription to SPORTS ILLUSTRATED.