BIRDS AND BULLS
Congratulations on your excellent article of March 11, A Brave Matadora Explains the Bullfight. I'm sorry you don't publish more like it. I do not mean articles that simply try to justify bullfighting as an art, I mean technical articles on the subject. Such articles would be quite important this summer, when thousands of Americans (who yell for blood at boxing matches!) angrily storm out of bull rings. Maybe the more intelligent ones would understand.
I was especially glad to see Antonio Ord��ez, the greatest torero of our time, as the subject of Robert Riger's art work. Two summers ago I was privileged to be a member of Ord��ez' caudrilla, and toured Spain and France with him. Your magazine has shown great initiative in printing this article. I hope it will be the first of many. Ol�!
New York City
Despite your attempt to give "Matadora" Pat McCormick an aura of status, I lump her in the same class as women wrestlers.
B. F. CAREY
My hat is off to Patricia McCormick. There will never be another like her in a hundred years.
My hearty congratulation to those brave, fearless Texans who stood up and matched their wits, brains and priceless shotguns against man-eating pigeons in your March 18 issue (A Border Pigeon Shoot).
Your magazine we love, but your March 18 issue has shaken me to the roots.
These people who do this—do they stick pins in their children to hear them cry?
NANCY T. WEHR
Your article A Big Word for a Small Boy (March 18) contained a statement, "He plays the net like McClellan took Richmond." McClellan got close but it took him four years and an awful lot of men to succeed.
?You got it.—ED.
HAIL A HERO
Alfred Wright's article on Gary Player (Player in Paradise, March 18) stated, "It reminded one of how considerate and well-mannered Player has always been, qualities that have endeared him to his fellow pros...." It could also have pointed out that he has endeared himself to the American public.