What has Bruce Jenner done for anyone besides Bruce Jenner lately?
ROBERT E. CAIN
Many people seem to feel it is somehow immoral and reprehensible for amateur athletes to attempt to cash in on their fame, yet these same people find no fault with professional athletes who grovel for every last penny they can coerce out of their owners. After comparing Bruce Jenner's pre- Montreal training regimen and life-style with Kenny Stabler's (Gettin' Nowhere Fast, Sept. 19), I challenge Jenner's critics to tell me which athlete is the more deserving. I hope that Bruce makes a bundle.
Last spring when Bruce Jenner was making a tour of several colleges, Mankato State University ( Minnesota) was among them and I was one of his hosts for three days. Jenner came off just as Barry McDermott described him: exuberant, wholesome and very sure of himself. The monetary gains Bruce will derive all seem to be of secondary importance. Whenever time permitted—and he was on a busy schedule, what with track clinics and speaking engagements—he signed autographs and stopped to talk with people. He was a joy to be around because his enthusiasm for life seems to rub off on those he comes in contact with.
BEWARE THE 13th, SOMETIMES
In the issue of Sept. 26 (Now There Is One, Maybe) it was written that the contenders in the American League East should have been warned about the Ides of September, and then Peter Gammons proceeded to list several occurrences on the 15th day of the month. However, the Ides of September is the 13th, as it is in all months except March, May, July and October, in which it falls on the 15th.
STEVEN GABLE, M.D.